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Forum: Road warriors 01-20-2015, 07:39 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,691
Posted By TheHeretic
I've toyed with the idea of getting a Vrod...

I've toyed with the idea of getting a Vrod myself. Around here, used units are a really good value. They do not seem to retain resale value like the air cooled big twins.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-14-2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,806
Posted By TheHeretic
I bought a leftover 2013 last spring. No sense...

I bought a leftover 2013 last spring. No sense posting a picture as it is an all stock silver and black. I really like the bike. Nice torquey power band and upright riding position. Wish it would rev...
Forum: Thumpers 01-08-2015, 06:56 AM
Replies: 11,552
Views: 1,773,130
Posted By TheHeretic
Shinko's came in yesterday so when I have it on...

Shinko's came in yesterday so when I have it on the lift, I'll give the bearings and spokes the once over.
Forum: Thumpers 01-07-2015, 10:06 AM
Replies: 11,552
Views: 1,773,130
Posted By TheHeretic
I set the pressure per the sticker on the bike......

I set the pressure per the sticker on the bike... maybe higher pressure would help on the street? The bike is hard to keep going straight is the best I can describe it. Constantly requiring minor...
Forum: Thumpers 01-05-2015, 06:25 AM
Replies: 11,552
Views: 1,773,130
Posted By TheHeretic
...lol.....I've had pretty good luck using...

...lol.....I've had pretty good luck using Murphys oil soap and water.....for changing tires I mean........
Forum: Thumpers 01-02-2015, 01:11 PM
Replies: 11,552
Views: 1,773,130
Posted By TheHeretic
OK, Shinko 244's it is. Can't believe how...

OK, Shinko 244's it is. Can't believe how inexpensive these tires are. Out of all my bikes, the XT's stock tires have to be the twitchiest I've ever ridden on the street. Are the 244's fairly easy to...
Forum: Thumpers 01-02-2015, 10:48 AM
Replies: 11,552
Views: 1,773,130
Posted By TheHeretic
Can't remember what the pressures are but I...

Can't remember what the pressures are but I followed the recommendations on the little sticker for both tire pressures.
Forum: Thumpers 01-02-2015, 08:13 AM
Replies: 11,552
Views: 1,773,130
Posted By TheHeretic
Looking for tire recommendation

I ride my XT primarily on paved back roads and an occasional graded dirt road here and there. I bought the bike a year ago (07 model) with just over 500 miles on the clock. Still has stock tires. It...
Forum: Road warriors 08-28-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 5,003
Views: 972,021
Posted By TheHeretic
I joined the new to me Sportster owners club a...

I joined the new to me Sportster owners club a few weeks ago.. I found a 1986 1100 Liberty edition with 5589 original miles. The bike started right up and ran great, took it for a test ride and...
Forum: Road warriors 08-27-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,601
Posted By TheHeretic
I just bought one this spring and could not be...

I just bought one this spring and could not be happier. Depends on what you expect from a motorcycle. For that price I think you could not go wrong.
Forum: Road warriors 08-06-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 5,003
Views: 972,021
Posted By TheHeretic
It was an original 1200. Not sure how common a...

It was an original 1200. Not sure how common a problem this is. A quick search on google netted quite a few hits on various HD forums. Oh well...my wife wasn't to excited by the color...
Forum: Road warriors 08-06-2014, 05:16 AM
Replies: 5,003
Views: 972,021
Posted By TheHeretic
Congrats on your new Superlow! Well, I went to...

Congrats on your new Superlow! Well, I went to check out the 1200 last evening and the bike looked to be in great condition, engine started and ran well but the base gaskets of both cylinders were...
Forum: Road warriors 08-05-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 5,003
Views: 972,021
Posted By TheHeretic
Going to see the bike after work. Talked to the...

Going to see the bike after work. Talked to the owner for a good bit on the phone and he seems pretty savvy. The bike has new tires and all service is up to date. Not sure about belt change...
Forum: Road warriors 08-05-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 5,003
Views: 972,021
Posted By TheHeretic
To be honest, I never really had many issues with...

To be honest, I never really had many issues with my AMF era 1977 Ironhead. I owned it for over a decade and it proved to be a fun and reliable bike. My only mods were an S&S carburetor which made it...
Forum: Road warriors 08-05-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 5,003
Views: 972,021
Posted By TheHeretic
Wow That's almost exactly what I use to...

Wow

That's almost exactly what I use to justify bikes in my head...what's worse is that my wife is an enabler who loves motorcycles almost as much as I do. I've got a bunch of Sporties to look at...
Forum: Road warriors 08-05-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 5,003
Views: 972,021
Posted By TheHeretic
85 Ironhead

Looked at a 1985 Ironhead on Saturday. The bike was in nice unmolested condition , mostly all original, original paint (With the exception of 40" drag pipes) Has 14,000 and change original miles....
Forum: Road warriors 07-17-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 5,003
Views: 972,021
Posted By TheHeretic
Thanks for your comments Ginger Beard. It is to...

Thanks for your comments Ginger Beard. It is to bad that most Sporties have suspension that's been neutered at the fatory for the sake of lowering them. The 48 has always tickled my fancy, love the...
Forum: Road warriors 07-17-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 5,003
Views: 972,021
Posted By TheHeretic
Randy I think you hit the nail right on the...

Randy

I think you hit the nail right on the head here. You sound a lot like me as I am only 5' 6" and also have a few tall bikes. Never really bothered me that much but when I get on one of my...
Forum: Road warriors 07-16-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 5,003
Views: 972,021
Posted By TheHeretic
The last thing I really need is another bike but...

The last thing I really need is another bike but after reading this entire thread, I am thinking about all those great Sportster deals on my local craigslist. I had a 77 Ironhead from 77-86. With all...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-13-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 16,393
Views: 9,940,191
Posted By TheHeretic
Oh yeah.... definitely agree with that.....

Oh yeah.... definitely agree with that.....
Forum: Old's Cool 05-13-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 16,393
Views: 9,940,191
Posted By TheHeretic
I have a lot of fond memories of the 70's and...

I have a lot of fond memories of the 70's and Hustler Magazine. My younger brother was the king of porn rags at our house. He had so many mag's stuffed in the drop ceiling of my Grandma's inlaw...
Forum: Road warriors 01-09-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 459
Views: 86,693
Posted By TheHeretic
Thanks for your opinions guys. I'm in the process...

Thanks for your opinions guys. I'm in the process of selling off some dirt bikes that have not seen any use in a few years (No place convenient to use them around here any more) One in particular...
Forum: Road warriors 01-09-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 459
Views: 86,693
Posted By TheHeretic
Does anyone own both? I just purchased the 700x...

Does anyone own both? I just purchased the 700x but for some reason, the 500x also calls out to me. I'm sick like that though and have a severe case of MBD. The 500x seems like it would be like a...
Forum: Road warriors 12-30-2013, 01:06 PM
Replies: 5,628
Views: 1,135,523
Posted By TheHeretic
In my area they are selling well according to the...

In my area they are selling well according to the sales manager of the local dealership. They sold 3 just last week including the silver one I just bought. They sold about a dozen or so over the...
Forum: Road warriors 12-17-2013, 08:59 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,155
Posted By TheHeretic
I'll add a plus 1 for the Victory Judge. I'm...

I'll add a plus 1 for the Victory Judge. I'm developing quite a fetish for Victories after a coworker and fellow MBD sufferer turned me on to them.
Forum: Road warriors 11-25-2013, 10:20 AM
Replies: 5,628
Views: 1,135,523
Posted By TheHeretic
[QUOTE=webbiker;22848424]Question for NC owners:...

[QUOTE=webbiker;22848424]Question for NC owners: what do you think is making people trade in the NC (the X in particular) with very low miles?

I'm seriosly considering this bike, but I have never...
Forum: Thumpers 03-20-2013, 10:38 AM
Replies: 11,552
Views: 1,773,130
Posted By TheHeretic
I also joined the XT225 club last weekend....

I also joined the XT225 club last weekend. Purchased a 2007 from a local dealer with 400 miles on it for $2350.00. Never been off road or anywhere else from the looks of it. I thought that was a good...
Forum: Road warriors 03-19-2013, 07:59 AM
Replies: 1,263
Views: 175,913
Posted By TheHeretic
I'm getting a green one as soon as my Bandit...

I'm getting a green one as soon as my Bandit sells. Looks like a perfect bike for my twilight years. It's been a long time since any new bike really exited me but these new small bore sport bikes...
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2013, 06:00 AM
Replies: 2,503
Views: 408,361
Posted By TheHeretic
That's a great deal and I buy one like that in a...

That's a great deal and I buy one like that in a heartbeat if I come across one. There always seems to be a few available until I have some extra cash. Then there's not one to be found.........
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2013, 08:09 AM
Replies: 2,503
Views: 408,361
Posted By TheHeretic
Since I'm in the market for a 250 dual sport,...

Since I'm in the market for a 250 dual sport, I've been watching these threads with great interest but I have to ask owners of the XT250 why this bike over the other options? While I realize the...
Forum: Trials 12-29-2012, 11:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,303
Posted By TheHeretic
Scorpa for sale

FYI

Was told to post here also. I have an 05 Scorpa SY250 listed for sale in the flea market section.
Forum: Trials 10-04-2011, 11:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,103
Posted By TheHeretic
Check trans oil for milky color. This indicates a...

Check trans oil for milky color. This indicates a worn waterpump seal and shaft. If you find this condition, chances are the clutch plates will need replacing also. Overall a really tough machine. I...
Forum: Trials 07-06-2011, 07:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,457
Posted By TheHeretic
Motojunky If it is the same as my wifes 97...

Motojunky

If it is the same as my wifes 97 GG which it sounds like, just use a socket slipped into one bearing and up against the center spacer. Tapped bearing out easily along with the spacer....
Forum: Vendors 06-14-2010, 07:21 AM
Replies: 3,421
Views: 604,424
Posted By TheHeretic
Hello Ghazi My chest measures 40". I think...

Hello Ghazi

My chest measures 40". I think overall the medium may suit me better. The question I have is the waist, is it a loose enough fit for a 36" waist. I'd assume a 1 piece suit would be...
Forum: Vendors 06-10-2010, 07:29 AM
Replies: 3,421
Views: 604,424
Posted By TheHeretic
I'm interested in the 1 piece Lombard but I'm...

I'm interested in the 1 piece Lombard but I'm really not sure what size would fit me. I am 5'6" with a 36" waist and 30" inseam. Looking at the sizing chart, the large would have me with 33" inseam....
Forum: Vendors 05-14-2010, 12:24 PM
Replies: 3,421
Views: 604,424
Posted By TheHeretic
I'll 2nd that question. I'd love to buy one but...

I'll 2nd that question. I'd love to buy one but my waist is 36 and inseam is 30. The current sizing chart would put me in a large but I'm afraid I'd be walking on the pants legs.
Forum: Old's Cool 11-19-2009, 08:41 AM
Replies: 2,909
Views: 874,945
Posted By TheHeretic
Hahaha........I say pretty much the same...

Hahaha........I say pretty much the same thing....if I want to ride a fast, loud angry motorcycle I hop on my R6. The Bandit is like riding your sofa....very comfortable for all day rides and way...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-18-2009, 01:39 PM
Replies: 2,909
Views: 874,945
Posted By TheHeretic
You're going to love that bike. I have a 2001...

You're going to love that bike. I have a 2001 naked 1200. I added a flyscreen richened the jetting, and changed fuel valve to pingel, but otherwise left it stock. BTW, the stock fuel valves are prone...
Forum: Road warriors 06-12-2009, 07:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,557
Posted By TheHeretic
Yes, great find. I just bought my wife that exact...

Yes, great find. I just bought my wife that exact same bike, 85 with 5100 miles. I paid $1200.00 for it and thought that was an ok deal as its in nice shape. I was surprised at how peppy it is for a...
Forum: Thumpers 06-06-2008, 07:07 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 9,208
Posted By TheHeretic
Have 10.......I'm always looking on craigslist...

Have 10.......I'm always looking on craigslist for more. I think I need help. Two are my wifes bikes. It doesn't help to have a women who rides as she encourages me to add to the collection.
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