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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-05-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,398
Posted By Treebone
Some things I consider important: Look for a...

Some things I consider important:

Look for a tube steel frame, some cheaper trailers use channel iron.

Double axles will tow smoother, tires will run cooler, less chance of losing
all if a...
Forum: Thumpers 05-04-2013, 07:52 AM
Replies: 9,796
Views: 1,734,456
Posted By Treebone
Eh? good idea to pack some TP, works better than...

good idea to pack some TP,
works better than rippin pages out of the owners manual...
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2013, 10:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,598
Posted By Treebone
You can find a buttload of KLR's on the market...

You can find a buttload of KLR's on the market right now by going to searchtempest dot com. You might have to drive a couple hundred miles, but may be worth the effort.
That 03 must have suspension...
Forum: Thumpers 04-03-2013, 08:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 525
Posted By Treebone
Sounds like you would be happier with something...

Sounds like you would be happier with something in the 650CC range.
if you want to run comfortably and not struggle, to do 68-70 for an hour at a time.

This is, after all, a 250cc bike.
...
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2013, 08:37 AM
Replies: 9,796
Views: 1,734,456
Posted By Treebone
You have to do whatever you are comfortable with....

You have to do whatever you are comfortable with.
I got back into bikes after a 35 year gap, bought a V-Star from
a dealer 170 miles away, and rode it home. I did not drop it.

The biggest...
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2013, 07:25 AM
Replies: 9,796
Views: 1,734,456
Posted By Treebone
I got about the same measurement as Trainman, but...

I got about the same measurement as Trainman, but a bit less on the
tail light overhang. Also as he mentioned, it can be loaded diagonal in
a short trailer.

Seriously, consider riding it home,...
Forum: Americas 02-21-2013, 09:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 244
Posted By Treebone
Maybe in a couple of weeks, but not now. Also a...

Maybe in a couple of weeks, but not now. Also a sucky route, by car or bike. LONG stretches of boredom, no shortage of semi's, salt and .38 caliber sand. There is some great riding to be had, but...
Forum: Thumpers 02-14-2013, 04:31 PM
Replies: 9,796
Views: 1,734,456
Posted By Treebone
I bought mine at R&D Honda in Raton, NM a couple...

I bought mine at R&D Honda in Raton, NM a couple weeks ago, paid 4369. plus tax and license (OK, bottom line was 4522. out the door)
I was in there today and see he got in another one. If ya want a...
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2013, 04:50 PM
Replies: 9,796
Views: 1,734,456
Posted By Treebone
"As far as the CRF, clocked 82mph with the 13t...

"As far as the CRF, clocked 82mph with the 13t last night."

So what were you getting with the stock 14 tooth in a similar situation?

I have a 13T on order.

At 6500 ft elevation, there is...
Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2013, 11:45 PM
Replies: 9,796
Views: 1,734,456
Posted By Treebone
Bought mine 3 weeks ago, 4369.00 here in New...

Bought mine 3 weeks ago, 4369.00 here in New Mexico. Tax and license additional, no setup or BS?? fees.

For my 28 inch inseam, it is a bit tall, but easily handled. It is very well balanced, and...
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2013, 04:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,736
Posted By Treebone
This lists OEM parts, prices seem pretty...

This lists OEM parts, prices seem pretty reasonable, a radiator is cheaper than an aftermarket radiator guard for example
...
Forum: Road warriors 09-10-2012, 07:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,151
Posted By Treebone
I did not replace it, that would require another...

I did not replace it, that would require another barge like machine. I realized I was getting from point a to point b, and was enjoying it about as much as driving a car with all the windows open. ...
Forum: Road warriors 09-10-2012, 12:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,151
Posted By Treebone
I had an 07, kept it until this year. Put 34k on...

I had an 07, kept it until this year. Put 34k on it. It is possibly the best interstate touring bike ever devised, off the interstate is a different story.
These are very heavy machines, part of...
Forum: Hacks 07-19-2012, 10:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,388
Posted By Treebone
Straight forks, -and what the deal the 2WD take...

Straight forks, -and what the deal the 2WD take off, is that a gear reduction unit?
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-19-2012, 08:15 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,182
Posted By Treebone
grooming a bunny slope might qualify as zen,...

grooming a bunny slope might qualify as zen, yo-yo is a different ball game
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-18-2012, 05:45 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,182
Posted By Treebone
You might contact nmetzger63 for starters. I...

You might contact nmetzger63 for starters.
I have missed a lot of cool stuff, places and people because I did
not want to stop on the way to my planned destination. The best I found, I was not...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-17-2012, 03:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,182
Posted By Treebone
Ah, what fun! A great adventure lies ahead of...

Ah, what fun! A great adventure lies ahead of you.
If it were me, knowing what I do now, I would keep an open mind and set sights on fewer goals in such a short time.
You have some pretty good...
Forum: Road warriors 06-05-2012, 08:57 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,069
Posted By Treebone
"back in the day" It was handy being a smoker, I...

"back in the day" It was handy being a smoker, I always had a matchbook or two in my pocket. More than once I have ripped off the striker strip to file the peaks off of points out in the field. Open...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-10-2011, 04:59 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,121
Posted By Treebone
I live in the far north of the state in a old...

I live in the far north of the state in a old really small town, so my opinion may mean nothing, but here goes anyway.
You really have to come see for yourself what it is like. Come with an open...
Forum: Thumpers 11-25-2011, 11:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,544
Posted By Treebone
I would not be concerned with the mileage, but 30...

I would not be concerned with the mileage, but 30 years is a long time for rubber seals, hoses, boots, and gaskets, you can also expect corrosion in the fuel system, from the tank to the carb. Tires...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-08-2011, 11:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 598
Posted By Treebone
Plan on cold and some wet. We got over a foot...

Plan on cold and some wet.
We got over a foot of snow last night at Eagle Nest/Angel Fire. While the roads are open, count on plenty of melting and possible ice in the shady spots.
I don't think...
Forum: Road warriors 11-05-2011, 10:05 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,024
Posted By Treebone
I had an 08 Roadliner, sold it at 5000 miles. A...

I had an 08 Roadliner, sold it at 5000 miles. A wonderful motor, the finish on the bike was flawless. Overall it seemed like it was built to last. Nothing on it had a cheap look.
At 5'7", it was...
Forum: Road warriors 11-05-2011, 08:25 AM
Replies: 950
Views: 173,954
Posted By Treebone
I read the blog Penrics linked to, thank you, ...

I read the blog Penrics linked to, thank you,
Interesting to note the blogger mentioned the spoke wheels standard on the deluxe model, the plainer black model having cast wheels. That alone would...
Forum: Road warriors 11-03-2011, 05:41 PM
Replies: 950
Views: 173,954
Posted By Treebone
What a novel idea, a tow-behind BarBQue pit! :D

What a novel idea, a tow-behind BarBQue pit! :D
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-17-2011, 08:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 998
Posted By Treebone
Hi Lukas, welcome to See-ma-Roan. Good news...

Hi Lukas, welcome to See-ma-Roan.
Good news and bad- most of the land is locked up, but there are some two tracks close by.
Unfortunately everything is off limits for the time being with stage 3...
Forum: Road warriors 07-16-2011, 06:07 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,426
Posted By Treebone
No one's mentioned Erico Motorsports here in...

No one's mentioned Erico Motorsports here in Denver. Thoughts?

They are upfront about charging no less than 1000. over MSRP
So freaking busy on a Saturday that I could only get attention when I...
Forum: Road warriors 07-02-2011, 01:22 PM
Replies: 950
Views: 173,954
Posted By Treebone
I hope I never find out what gets damaged on a...

I hope I never find out what gets damaged on a tip over much less a get off. There are some crashbars for the Breva available that don't look too bad. There are also rumored to be guard plates that...
Forum: Road warriors 07-01-2011, 08:11 PM
Replies: 950
Views: 173,954
Posted By Treebone
Sorry, I forgot the obligatory picture. As you...

Sorry, I forgot the obligatory picture. As you can see I am not tall, but at least my legs are long enough to reach the ground...:evil
. Riding position is upright, with a slightly forward lean (a...
Forum: Road warriors 07-01-2011, 07:52 PM
Replies: 950
Views: 173,954
Posted By Treebone
Comparing a V7 Classic to a Royal Enfield is...

Comparing a V7 Classic to a Royal Enfield is going to make life rough for the RE. I had a Bullet a couple years ago. It was kind of like a boat, where the two best days of owning it are the day you...
Forum: Hacks 06-05-2011, 11:02 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,703
Posted By Treebone
"The battery seems fine" Did it 'seem" fine, or...

"The battery seems fine"
Did it 'seem" fine, or did you have it load tested??

It can run the lights with the switch on, and still not have enough
poop to engage the starter.

I had the same...
Forum: Hacks 05-02-2011, 02:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,469
Posted By Treebone
Two inmates rescued from the pound as puppies....

Two inmates rescued from the pound as puppies. The only thing they would miss a meal for is a hack ride.
Dogs rank as one of Gods greatest gifts to humans in my opinion.
Forum: Equipment 04-11-2011, 07:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,009
Posted By Treebone
I have a RF-1000 and a Arai Profile. I don't...

I have a RF-1000 and a Arai Profile. I don't notice a great deal of difference between them as far as noise, but the Arai definately fits my head shape better, and the airflow is MUCH better through...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-03-2011, 08:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,688
Posted By Treebone
I've done business with PJ (the owner) a few...

I've done business with PJ (the owner) a few times over the last 4 years of so, including buying a new KLR650 (yeah, I'm a cheap sob) from them in 08. I think you will search long and hard to find...
Forum: Thumpers 03-08-2011, 10:46 AM
Replies: 4,532
Views: 1,076,166
Posted By Treebone
Very nice, and will not block the headlight.

Very nice, and will not block the headlight.
Forum: Thumpers 03-08-2011, 08:46 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 50,666
Posted By Treebone
I measured 2.5 inches. Laid the tape on top of...

I measured 2.5 inches. Laid the tape on top of the turnsignal stalk, and under the tree bolt.

Whatcha cookin?
Forum: Thumpers 03-08-2011, 08:30 AM
Replies: 4,532
Views: 1,076,166
Posted By Treebone
"anybody know the distance between the front of...

"anybody know the distance between the front of the blinker tube to the center of the triple tree bolt ? "

I measure 2.5 inches, with tape held on top of the blinker stalk, under the tree bolt....
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2011, 03:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,293
Posted By Treebone
To be honest, when I read the title - Dutch Oven...

To be honest, when I read the title - Dutch Oven Wrenching-, first thing
came to mind was farting in full rain gear while doing a roadside repair....Sorry, carry on....
Forum: Thumpers 02-26-2011, 11:12 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 13,567
Posted By Treebone
Cool bike, why the two cables on the right side...

Cool bike, why the two cables on the right side of the swingarm?
Forum: Hacks 02-07-2011, 09:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,195
Posted By Treebone
absofreakinlutely awesome. I've driven over the...

absofreakinlutely awesome. I've driven over the same routes and it makes me sad to think of what I missed. Maybe she never talked about it, but you can be sure she never forgot it.
God Bless Mr....
Forum: Battle scooters 02-06-2011, 08:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,176
Posted By Treebone
"As the former owner of several early Mustangs...

"As the former owner of several early Mustangs (GT-350s included), I'm kind of offended. I don't see any resemblance at all."

Yes, I would be too. To be more specific, what it brought to mind was...
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