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Forum: Trip Planning Yesterday, 02:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 177
Posted By boatpuller
Picked up a cigarette lighter receptical that has...

Picked up a cigarette lighter receptical that has a SAE plug that fits the battery tender plug. Whole thing fits in my saddle bag, and the phone is blue toothed to the GPS from there.
Forum: Americas Yesterday, 07:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 566
Posted By boatpuller
gseur: Wishing you and your wife a wonderful...

gseur: Wishing you and your wife a wonderful ride here in our little part of the world. What kind of things are you interested in seeing while here in US?

Many Europeans don't grasp how big...
Forum: Americas Yesterday, 07:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 566
Posted By boatpuller
Northern AR and Southern MO, it is very hard to...

Northern AR and Southern MO, it is very hard to go wrong picking roads. I think the eastern third is less interesting than the western 2/3s, which are part of the Ozark Mountains. MO is more gentle...
Forum: Americas 04-16-2015, 07:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 239
Posted By boatpuller
We will not stop calling that great motorcycle...

We will not stop calling that great motorcycle tour 4 Corners - that is its name: The USA 4 Corners Tour.
Jeez, I thought Canadians were not so uptight... - oops, never mind, you're from Montreal.
Forum: Americas 04-16-2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 239
Posted By boatpuller
Did USA 4 Corners in 2011. Best motorcycle ride...

Did USA 4 Corners in 2011. Best motorcycle ride ever. You've love it, and will understand the country in a way most can't. Seeing the whole nation in one continuous swath is amazing.

Don't...
Forum: Americas 04-14-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 587
Posted By boatpuller
Which Bing translated into: A bride. Agarrale...

Which Bing translated into: A bride. Agarrale the buttocks and there you'll learn something dude.
Forum: Americas 04-13-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,278
Posted By boatpuller
You don't need motorcycle-specific boots, but...

You don't need motorcycle-specific boots, but waterproof leather ones would be nice. I prefer to ride in GoreTex leather hiking boots. I give up a little protection, but gain much in utility, as...
Forum: Americas 04-13-2015, 08:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,349
Posted By boatpuller
I live at the top of your map, in a suburb on the...

I live at the top of your map, in a suburb on the west side of St. Louis, and have experience with the roads you are planning to ride. Here are some thoughts:

1. If you need a place to rest...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-13-2015, 08:13 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,371
Posted By boatpuller
NickGuzzi: Your post is the most...

NickGuzzi: Your post is the most glass-is-half-full-and-that-leaves-more-room-for-champagne one I've read in a long time. Wish more people were like that.
Forum: Road warriors 04-09-2015, 09:32 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,536
Posted By boatpuller
Oh, I'm not worried about it making it...

Oh, I'm not worried about it making it mechanically. It's just that something else usually catches my attention and I move on to it. Or the economics make me trade while there is still some resell...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-09-2015, 09:19 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,882
Posted By boatpuller
And don't use your front brake. If...

And don't use your front brake.



If this was cut out of my post, please let me clarify an important point I may have missed. And thanks for pointing it out.

USE THE FRONT BRAKE AT...
Forum: Americas 04-09-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 195
Posted By boatpuller
If you plan to approach Indy in a southern...

If you plan to approach Indy in a southern trajectory, you might as well take the highway for the final few hundred miles. The northern part of IN and OH is flat rural plains. If you have the time,...
Forum: Road warriors 04-09-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,708
Posted By boatpuller
For my very short wife, I swapped out the rear...

For my very short wife, I swapped out the rear crash bars / saddle bag holders for ones from a Street Glide, which is just a saddle bag holder and NO rear crash bar. Works great for her.

A...
Forum: Road warriors 04-09-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,536
Posted By boatpuller
Those are some impressive odo's. Good Job. ...

Those are some impressive odo's. Good Job. Makes my 5 year old Road King with 65,000 miles on it seem like a garage queen. I work from home, and therefore don't commute, but I've got about 20,000...
Forum: Road warriors 04-09-2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,337
Posted By boatpuller
It seems that brand impression lags reality by...

It seems that brand impression lags reality by about 10 years. For the longest time they were bullet-proof, and BMW is still a darling of the long distance riding world, but they have been plaqued...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-09-2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,882
Posted By boatpuller
You've gotten some decent info here, and I'd like...

You've gotten some decent info here, and I'd like to hit the highlights and add something additional. But first, Drhach's reply is impressive.

Gently drag your rear brake, and don't use your...
Forum: Road warriors 04-02-2015, 02:38 PM
Replies: 5,272
Views: 1,063,710
Posted By boatpuller
On the touring frames, most of the buffeting is...

On the touring frames, most of the buffeting is coming up from under the shield and around the tank. Adding fork lowers does a wonderful job of calming down the air behind the stock windshield. I'd...
Forum: Americas 03-31-2015, 08:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 424
Posted By boatpuller
Yes, the Grand Tours are usually themed. Ones I...

Yes, the Grand Tours are usually themed. Ones I recall from the past include The Waffle House Grand Tour, I've Been Everywhere Man (Johnny Cash song), BBQ joint Tour, Light House Tour, ABC's (Going...
Forum: Americas 03-27-2015, 08:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 424
Posted By boatpuller
Additional ideas: The "Grand Tours" motorcycle...

Additional ideas: The "Grand Tours" motorcycle events. These are loosely organized self-directed riding events going to locations most of us wouldn't go to on our own, as we don't know they exist. ...
Forum: Road warriors 03-27-2015, 06:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,347
Posted By boatpuller
LexLeroy: Glad you mentioned VisionX, made me go...

LexLeroy: Glad you mentioned VisionX, made me go look at their site and it's much more robust than it was a year ago as I remember it.

I have a VisionX 4.5" Light Cannon, with the 25 watt...
Forum: Road warriors 03-26-2015, 02:58 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 16,395
Posted By boatpuller
Oh man, Harley should figure out a way to sell...

Oh man, Harley should figure out a way to sell the "anger scowl" in the Parts and Accessories catalog. That way all the bad ass accountants and bad ass lawyers can make sure they have the MOCO's...
Forum: Americas 03-26-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 424
Posted By boatpuller
You'll get lots of good motorcycle road ideas, so...

You'll get lots of good motorcycle road ideas, so I'll pass on those, and offer an alternative, especially since you live around them already and can hit them on a weekend.

Consider a...
Forum: Americas 03-26-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 459
Posted By boatpuller
The trick to heat management is different than...

The trick to heat management is different than most think. Mesh is a bad idea. If the temps are higher than 93 degrees, than all you are doing is warming yourself up by blowing hotter than skin...
Forum: Road warriors 03-26-2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,347
Posted By boatpuller
If you're going to end up with driving lights,...

If you're going to end up with driving lights, two of them impress me: the Baja designs combo of distance and wide had great light pattern, and the Clearwater lights are very sophisticated with...
Forum: Road warriors 03-26-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 16,395
Posted By boatpuller
True, H-D does have some of the latest and...

True, H-D does have some of the latest and greatest features, but he never claimed they were the latest and greatest motorcycle. Heck, he doesn't even ride one himself. He's just being objective...
Forum: Road warriors 03-26-2015, 10:05 AM
Replies: 5,272
Views: 1,063,710
Posted By boatpuller
Like most here, if I don't care for someone's...

Like most here, if I don't care for someone's personal style, I stay quiet because it's not my business. But, this is too much. Green shock cord holding the seat on?!! I think black or orange...
Forum: Road warriors 03-26-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 5,272
Views: 1,063,710
Posted By boatpuller
Not liking country music - is that legal in...

Not liking country music - is that legal in Georgia?

I'll do some research on my own, but do you know what wire wheels they used on the pictured sportster?
Forum: Road warriors 03-26-2015, 07:39 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 16,395
Posted By boatpuller
Why can't we all just have this attitude and be...

Why can't we all just have this attitude and be happy with what we have? (I'm referring to the last sentence of the quote. The first paragraph is quoted because it's very funny and I thought it...
Forum: Road warriors 03-25-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 16,395
Posted By boatpuller
First off, I meant no disrespect to a BMW...

First off, I meant no disrespect to a BMW motorcycle. If I could handle their buzziness, there'd be a GSA in my garage.

Secondly, you sound like either a BMW salesman, or a blindly loyal new...
Forum: Road warriors 03-25-2015, 02:37 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 16,395
Posted By boatpuller
That made me laugh out loud.

That made me laugh out loud.
Forum: Road warriors 03-25-2015, 08:38 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 16,395
Posted By boatpuller
Here's a link to a Google search for "r1200rt...

Here's a link to a Google search for "r1200rt accessories": https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q=r1200rt+accessories

Lots of seat, suspension, buzz-dampening items etc for a bike that needs no...
Forum: Road warriors 03-24-2015, 09:21 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 16,395
Posted By boatpuller
European taxes. That same Road King sells in the...

European taxes. That same Road King sells in the USA for roughly 2/3 of the Sweden price. That's not Harley making more money, that's your government making a killing on the backs of their...
Forum: Americas 03-24-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 575
Posted By boatpuller
Welcome to the USA. I hope you are having a...

Welcome to the USA. I hope you are having a wonderful trip.

Don't forget to consider major book stores like Barns & Noble. If they don't have one in stock, you could order it, and have it...
Forum: Trip Planning 03-24-2015, 09:17 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 92,979
Posted By boatpuller
+1 It's a great service, and while I've...

+1

It's a great service, and while I've not used it, have hosted folks, and very much enjoyed doing that. Visiting with riders on a trip is next best thing to being on one yourself.
Forum: Road warriors 03-24-2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,034
Posted By boatpuller
I'm out of my knowledge zone here, both on these...

I'm out of my knowledge zone here, both on these kinds of bikes and his kind of traffic (thank God!) but what about a FJR with the auto transmission (or is it just clutchless shifting?). Very...
Forum: Americas 03-23-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 819
Posted By boatpuller
The little highway going from the ID boarder NE...

The little highway going from the ID boarder NE to Jackson, WY was amazingly pretty when I rode it two Septembers ago. It follows the snake river, and I liked it enough to turn around and ride it...
Forum: Americas 03-23-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 848
Posted By boatpuller
Yup. Exactly. Saw a mother...

Yup. Exactly.

Saw a mother (grandmother?) going to put a child on a bison for a photo. Glad, for kid's sake, she got stopped.

Bison are surprisingly quick, especially sideways. While...
Forum: Road warriors 03-23-2015, 07:31 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,234
Posted By boatpuller
+2

+2
Forum: Road warriors 03-23-2015, 07:23 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 16,395
Posted By boatpuller
To the O.P. Go to a Harley dealer, ask about...

To the O.P.

Go to a Harley dealer, ask about the standard Road King, with the 13" shocks, and get a test ride. The dealers are very free with test rides, and you'll be on a new one that SHOULD be...
Forum: Americas 03-20-2015, 09:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 460
Posted By boatpuller
160 in MO is a pleasant road. Another to...

160 in MO is a pleasant road. Another to consider is 60, but it will have more 4 lane on it that you'd think it would. Still worth considering. But there are also several state highways to...
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