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Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 10,671
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Posted By kbuckey
Took a nice little ride last week. ...

Took a nice little ride last week.
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Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 96,083
Views: 18,110,853
Posted By kbuckey
Yeah, mine rubs as well. Soooo, I did the real...

Yeah, mine rubs as well. Soooo, I did the real high tech thing. Put one of those adhesive backed sliders (that are supposed to go on the bottom of a chair to protect the floor) on the tank. Now it...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-22-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 31,054
Views: 7,517,511
Posted By kbuckey
Interesting. But back in PA it's "y'uns". As I...

Interesting. But back in PA it's "y'uns". As I vaguely recall that's for two or more. I admit that "y'all" has a much nicer ring to it. . .
Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 96,083
Views: 18,110,853
Posted By kbuckey
+1 I had over 50,000 miles on my Corbin...

+1

I had over 50,000 miles on my Corbin and liked it pretty well, but the Commuter is lighter AND more comfortable. Just got back (June 11th, actually) from a 3275 mile trip for a Thumper Café...
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 96,083
Views: 18,110,853
Posted By kbuckey
Mine's got 72640 miles at the moment, but that...

Mine's got 72640 miles at the moment, but that doesn't mean I know anything! I just ride the thing :D. And I'm not good at posting pictures like ER70S-2, either :cry.
Forum: Road warriors 07-15-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 750
Posted By kbuckey
I think my 2014 Duke would be a great commuter -...

I think my 2014 Duke would be a great commuter - thank God I don't have to do that anymore since I retired. And, yes, it might actually be illegal for a 65 year old to ride a Duke. . . Way too much...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-14-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 8,531
Views: 1,728,469
Posted By kbuckey
So you're the one that bought the DN-01. . .:eek1

So you're the one that bought the DN-01. . .:eek1
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 10,671
Views: 2,279,673
Posted By kbuckey
My engine is dead stock. I live at 7760 (on...

My engine is dead stock. I live at 7760 (on Lookout Mountain above Golden, CO) and it runs quite well. I would note that when you get up to and above 10000 the lack of power is noticeable and it...
Forum: Vendors 07-12-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 1,083
Views: 114,703
Posted By kbuckey
Thanks for that, I was just wondering what to do...

Thanks for that, I was just wondering what to do with that stupid little light on the Duke - that yellowish tint sucks with the nice white LED headlight.
Forum: Vendors 07-11-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 1,083
Views: 114,703
Posted By kbuckey
Since no one said if they'd fit in a 2014 KTM...

Since no one said if they'd fit in a 2014 KTM Duke I got one and put it in. Took a little juggling to get it to fit right but it's in there and works great.
Forum: Road warriors 07-06-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 3,776
Views: 592,180
Posted By kbuckey
Although my next heavier bike (ZRX1100) is not...

Although my next heavier bike (ZRX1100) is not light even compared to the REX, the FJR is a real B***h to push around the garage. On the road she dances well for a heavy girl. I will say the OEM...
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2014, 05:48 AM
Replies: 96,083
Views: 18,110,853
Posted By kbuckey
On my recent trip to NC (3300 miles), I did sit...

On my recent trip to NC (3300 miles), I did sit on the back portion occasionally to stretch the legs - especially across KS and OK where the road was straight and booooring. . . .

I like the...
Forum: Vendors 07-02-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 1,083
Views: 114,703
Posted By kbuckey
A Duke followed me home yesterday. Anybody put...

A Duke followed me home yesterday. Anybody put one in a2013/14 690 Duke? It has an H4 bulb and looks like it should work.
Forum: Road warriors 07-01-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,654
Posted By kbuckey
Yeah, one never knows with women. My wife's been...

Yeah, one never knows with women. My wife's been complaining that perhaps 5 bikes is too many. But, last week we were in Durango at the Spyder Fest and we went to the local Spyder dealer to buy a...
Forum: Road warriors 06-19-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 1,704
Views: 168,848
Posted By kbuckey
Anyone in the Denver area, Coyote Motorsports...

Anyone in the Denver area, Coyote Motorsports just got theirs in.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-19-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 8,531
Views: 1,728,469
Posted By kbuckey
I think you need to read Article 15 of the UCMJ...

I think you need to read Article 15 of the UCMJ re: powers of a commander to discipline without court-martial. OTOH, not fucking with the chain of command is always a good idea because they can very...
Forum: Vendors 06-19-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 1,027
Views: 139,692
Posted By kbuckey
Going out to Durango for the Spyder fest next...

Going out to Durango for the Spyder fest next week. Hope my wife finds a nice group of Spyders to ride with while I sneak off on the FJR. Soooo many lovely roads out there! Got your AZ, CO and UT ...
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 96,083
Views: 18,110,853
Posted By kbuckey
When I worked in Central City, CO and lived in...

When I worked in Central City, CO and lived in Idaho Springs my commute to work was the Virginia Canyon Road (aka the "Oh, my God" Road). Most of it is dirt except for a mile or so stretch that...
Forum: Vendors 06-17-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 1,472
Views: 233,133
Posted By kbuckey
Well, I got back from my trip to Rugby, TN for a...

Well, I got back from my trip to Rugby, TN for a FSSNOC Thumper Café, plus a little side trip to do the Dragon. Total 3274.1 GPS miles. Took my time more than I would have before I retired so did...
Forum: Thumpers 06-15-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 96,083
Views: 18,110,853
Posted By kbuckey
I ride like the old man I am. My valves were in...

I ride like the old man I am. My valves were in spec the last three times I checked them at the factory recommended intervals. Bike now has 72448 miles on it. I'm a little over now because I just...
Forum: Hacks 06-14-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 19,453
Posted By kbuckey
My wife and I are going. She's riding her RT and...

My wife and I are going. She's riding her RT and I'll probably ride my FJR.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-14-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 31,054
Views: 7,517,511
Posted By kbuckey
I went through the Dragon on the 6th, southbound...

I went through the Dragon on the 6th, southbound and came back on the 7th. Went to lunch in Rugby, TN for a FSSNOC Thumper Café, and since I was close I said "what the heck might as well 'do the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 96,083
Views: 18,110,853
Posted By kbuckey
I've got Solstice 10's on mine and I did have to...

I've got Solstice 10's on mine and I did have to remount them. I kinda McGyvered it and they are now mounted to the inside of the fork legs. Downside is that the "vision triangle" is smaller,...
Forum: Vendors 05-29-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 1,083
Views: 114,703
Posted By kbuckey
Wellll, I put a pair in my 2013 FJR1300. What a...

Wellll, I put a pair in my 2013 FJR1300. What a royal PITA. Mostly just because you have to remove half the plastic on the bike to change the headlight bulbs! OK, not half the plastic, but a lot. ...
Forum: Thumpers 05-24-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 96,083
Views: 18,110,853
Posted By kbuckey
You're a record setter at 5000 miles, mine...

You're a record setter at 5000 miles, mine started at 10K. :patch

Wellll, not quite. When my DR was new (back when the West was young, in 1997) it had to sit outside for it's first several...
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 96,083
Views: 18,110,853
Posted By kbuckey
I use one of these on the rear wheel and a Baxley...

I use one of these on the rear wheel and a Baxley trailer chock on the front. Though they say it's not needed I put a strap through the chock to tie the front wheel in. So it's tied down with zero...
Forum: Road warriors 05-17-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 1,704
Views: 168,848
Posted By kbuckey
I had to wait 25 years for a GB500! I think it's...

I had to wait 25 years for a GB500! I think it's comparable to the SR. A little more power. Little less vibration (it has a counterbalancer). Very small (made for people my size - 5'7 or so). Has...
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 96,083
Views: 18,110,853
Posted By kbuckey
+1. My first 20,000 miles nothing was done but...

+1. My first 20,000 miles nothing was done but scheduled maintenance (oil, filter, valve checks), not counting, of course, farkeling, which you may do to taste or budget.
Forum: Vendors 05-08-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 1,083
Views: 114,703
Posted By kbuckey
Cool. Now I gotta buy yet another one so I have...

Cool. Now I gotta buy yet another one so I have two for the FJR!
Forum: Thumpers 05-08-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 96,083
Views: 18,110,853
Posted By kbuckey
Not many. Had the rectifier go out on me on the...

Not many. Had the rectifier go out on me on the way back from CA once. That was really the only trip stopper.

It did start to leak around the cylinder base gasket (it's a '97 and had the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-08-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 31,054
Views: 7,517,511
Posted By kbuckey
You guys make me feel old. We had a '59. It was...

You guys make me feel old. We had a '59. It was kinda fun but it had little power and scary handling when driven by a way over aggressive 16 year old (this was in '65). And zero heater to speak...
Forum: Vendors 05-08-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 1,083
Views: 114,703
Posted By kbuckey
:shog OK, well the darn light does fit in the...

:shog OK, well the darn light does fit in the GB500. I had to move some of the wires around inside the headlight shell, but it fits. The only question is will it be OK since there is very little...
Forum: Vendors 05-08-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 1,027
Views: 139,692
Posted By kbuckey
My AZ map came yesterday. Looks great. I have...

My AZ map came yesterday. Looks great. I have to say the thing that always makes me believe in your grading system is that when I look at the roads I have ridden my memory always comports with your...
Forum: Road warriors 05-08-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 1,704
Views: 168,848
Posted By kbuckey
Grand Prix Motorsports in Colorado (Littleton, I...

Grand Prix Motorsports in Colorado (Littleton, I think - can't tell one suburb from the next. . .) called last week and said they didn't know when they were getting theirs in just yet.

I had...
Forum: Thumpers 05-08-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 96,083
Views: 18,110,853
Posted By kbuckey
I've been using them for a long time. When I...

I've been using them for a long time. When I started I had already changed all my lights (except at that time, headlights) to LED. My voltmeter told me that with all the lights on and high beam on...
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 96,083
Views: 18,110,853
Posted By kbuckey
I really like the 16 tooth front with the stock...

I really like the 16 tooth front with the stock rear. I find it is more relaxed cruising at 65 (actual), which is what I usually do since I avoid interstates like the plague on my trips. Also, the...
Forum: Vendors 05-02-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 1,083
Views: 114,703
Posted By kbuckey
Nope. GB500 Tourist Trophy, 500cc single.

Nope. GB500 Tourist Trophy, 500cc single.
Forum: Vendors 05-01-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 1,083
Views: 114,703
Posted By kbuckey
Sigh, no go on the GB500. Metal headlight shell...

Sigh, no go on the GB500. Metal headlight shell is too tight. Besides there is zero ventilation in there so it might get too hot. I dunno about that but it doesn't really matter since it won't...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-01-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 31,054
Views: 7,517,511
Posted By kbuckey
Not in Colorado. In Colorado a motorcycle is a...

Not in Colorado. In Colorado a motorcycle is a two wheeled vehicle, or a three wheeled vehicle one sits astride of and steers by a handlebar.
Forum: Vendors 04-29-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 1,083
Views: 114,703
Posted By kbuckey
I have to agree - they appear very white to me.

I have to agree - they appear very white to me.
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