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Forum: Americas 11-20-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,333
Posted By cycletlh
I am sure you and the wife will have a great...

I am sure you and the wife will have a great time. Let us know how it goes!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-23-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,167
Posted By cycletlh
Another WeeStrom vote. Shop for a used one and...

Another WeeStrom vote. Shop for a used one and ride it for a year. As stated above if you do not like it you can get most if not all of your money back and you will be better educated for your next...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 09-17-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 43,130
Posted By cycletlh
Just read your entire thread. I started by...

Just read your entire thread. I started by saying to myself that looks just like the guy we saw on our vacation. Then I realized it was you. My wife and I stopped to put on our rain gear at the...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 09-07-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 4,886
Views: 1,028,513
Posted By cycletlh
[QUOTE=nachtflug;25015094]I used to be the worlds...

[QUOTE=nachtflug;25015094]I used to be the worlds biggest asshole when it came to Buell bashing. Now I want one....QUOTE]

We generally ignore Buell bashers as most have never even sat on one let...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 09-07-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 4,886
Views: 1,028,513
Posted By cycletlh
Just do the swap. It will put 5th where 4th is...

Just do the swap. It will put 5th where 4th is which is not a factor where you live IMO. While I still look to shift into another upper gear the only place I have found that the higher gear is...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-01-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 9,750
Posted By cycletlh
Go ride both bikes and see what "fits" the best. ...

Go ride both bikes and see what "fits" the best. Then buy the one that will make you smile over the long run. Let us know how it turns out.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-01-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,089
Posted By cycletlh
Buell Ulysses unless you are of short stature. ...

Buell Ulysses unless you are of short stature. Find one and ride it. Biggest challenge is figuring how to spend the leftover money. You can thank me later!
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 09-01-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 4,886
Views: 1,028,513
Posted By cycletlh
Mine is an 07 in stock form with a 9 primary. It...

Mine is an 07 in stock form with a 9 primary. It was real consistent at 50 with the stock primary. Sure there were days that were better or worse.

Was surprised that my mileage did not drop...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 08-30-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 4,886
Views: 1,028,513
Posted By cycletlh
I agree that it could use a larger tank. Was not...

I agree that it could use a larger tank. Was not saying that the bike is perfect.

Touring I get 48 to 50 mpg. My off highway ride I got 45. I need to fuel at 160 miles to have a cushion. ...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 08-30-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 4,886
Views: 1,028,513
Posted By cycletlh
Exactly! Last week did 2,100 miles in 5 days....

Exactly! Last week did 2,100 miles in 5 days. all highway with a bunch of twisties. Yesterday, rode 250 miles of which 80 miles was serious dirt. Rocks, silt, gravel, hardpack (woo hoo), water...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-24-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,685
Posted By cycletlh
In Redmond, OR tonight going to Tri-Cities via...

In Redmond, OR tonight going to Tri-Cities via Prineville then on to Spokane. Will spread the word and keep my eye out as well.
Forum: Canada 08-24-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,231
Posted By cycletlh
Thanks for all of the advice! Between...

Thanks for all of the advice!

Between the road construction on Going to the Sun and the weather changing we rerouted and ended up in Reno Nevada. Spokane, WA to Bigfork, MT and Swan Lake...
Forum: Canada 08-14-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,231
Posted By cycletlh
If you are not in a hurry I would get to Missoula...

If you are not in a hurry I would get to Missoula then Lolo Pass to Lewiston, ID, Asotin WA, Enterprise OR, Elgin OR to Lagrande then I-84 to Portland. Asotin to Enterprise you go down Rattlesnake...
Forum: Canada 08-14-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,231
Posted By cycletlh
Could we ride Hwy 22 to 541 then take 541 west to...

Could we ride Hwy 22 to 541 then take 541 west to 40 then north on 40 to Calgary and stay on pavement?

Looking for my ADV brothers to keep me out of trouble on this trip. While she liked her V...
Forum: Canada 08-14-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,231
Posted By cycletlh
Thanks for the heads up on Hwy 40. I need to...

Thanks for the heads up on Hwy 40. I need to stay away from gravel when she is along.

We were on our cruisers and headed north out of Nakusp then east and south around Goat Mountain. Missed...
Forum: Canada 08-14-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,231
Posted By cycletlh
Thanks Freakhead, that was exactly the...

Thanks Freakhead, that was exactly the information that I was looking for. Will probably turn north and ride part of the Ice Fields again as we have no problems covering the same ground twice or in...
Forum: Canada 08-13-2014, 11:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,231
Posted By cycletlh
To Calgary then ? Route Advice

So the wife and I are heading out next Tuesday Aug 19th for about 6 days. She on her fully farkeled Victory Vision Tour (not sure you can call all the stuff on her bike farkles) and me on my Buell...
Forum: Americas 07-23-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 456
Posted By cycletlh
+1 on south from Jasper to Banff, Banff to Golden...

+1 on south from Jasper to Banff, Banff to Golden to Revelstoke, S. to Nakusp and Nelson, enter at Northport or Metaline.

Out of Fields on your way to Golden check out Takakkaw Falls and...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-10-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,660
Posted By cycletlh
Try a Buell Ulysses. It will fit you well, your...

Try a Buell Ulysses. It will fit you well, your wife will like the passenger seat, low maintenance, belt drive, you will like it in the twisties and based on your other steeds, it fits your...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-25-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,346
Posted By cycletlh
We love to ride BC. Usually we head straight...

We love to ride BC. Usually we head straight north and visit Nakusp. Been awhile since we headed your direction. Almost went that way this week but plans changed. Will definitely keep you in mind.
...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-25-2014, 05:36 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,346
Posted By cycletlh
Congrats on the new Uly! Glad to see your barn...

Congrats on the new Uly! Glad to see your barn find was the faster black model and that you live in an ideal area to utilize it. I have one that I purchased new that currently has over 50,000 miles...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-21-2013, 10:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,978
Posted By cycletlh
Too bad you do not seem to like them as the Uly...

Too bad you do not seem to like them as the Uly really fits what you are looking for. I have 50,000 on my 2007 and will not be trading anytime soon. Put 2600 miles on it just last week and still...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-17-2013, 04:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 825
Posted By cycletlh
Sounds like buying a bike out here and riding...

Sounds like buying a bike out here and riding back is a done deal.:clap All that you have to do is figure out what you want and how much you want to spend.

The local dealer (Westside) has a...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-17-2013, 12:11 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 11,712
Posted By cycletlh
Almost 50,000 miles on my 07 that I bought new. ...

Almost 50,000 miles on my 07 that I bought new. Would not hesitate to buy another. Year would not matter.

Biggest maintenance expense has been tires. Still on my second belt and carry the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-16-2013, 11:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,002
Posted By cycletlh
Almost 50,000 on my 07 that I purchased new. ...

Almost 50,000 on my 07 that I purchased new. Changed the original around 17,000 and carry it as a spare. Still running on the second belt. Both belts have seen their share of gravel roads.

I...
Forum: Thumpers 02-17-2013, 02:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,434
Posted By cycletlh
Buy an extra set of top clamps and longer bolts. ...

Buy an extra set of top clamps and longer bolts. Place one set of top clamps upside down under the bars and the other set on top as they come from the factory. This allows the fork tubes to slide...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-17-2013, 02:19 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 21,645
Posted By cycletlh
Congratulations on the new bike. I have to...

Congratulations on the new bike.

I have to ask why you would do a chain conversion? Are belts no longer available? The belt is one of the best features. My 07 has 50,000 miles of combined asphalt...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-06-2012, 08:58 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 34,543
Posted By cycletlh
What a great start to a trip. Congratulations to...

What a great start to a trip. Congratulations to all of you for doing this. If I ever make it there I will say that I know the guys that put the sign up.:clap:clap:clap
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-06-2012, 04:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,229
Posted By cycletlh
Wish I could. Was going to go out to Airway...

Wish I could. Was going to go out to Airway Heights as well to check out the Kart track. I know of a young lady that turned 7 last weekend. Think she has what it takes and would love to give her a...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-23-2012, 07:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,164
Posted By cycletlh
37,000 on my 07 Uly. 1 fan, 2 sets rear wheel...

37,000 on my 07 Uly. 1 fan, 2 sets rear wheel bearings, 1 front brake rotor, 1 belt so I would have a spare, 1 ignition switch, 1 headlight bulb, oil changes, tires, tires, and tires.

My wife...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-20-2012, 06:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 976
Posted By cycletlh
I flew to Seattle and back yesterday from...

I flew to Seattle and back yesterday from Spokane. Horizon Air had a great write up in their magazine. My Dad worked on the Space Needle when it was being built.

I remember going. Dad had...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-20-2012, 06:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,438
Posted By cycletlh
Why wait? Ride it now and again a couple of...

Why wait? Ride it now and again a couple of months from now. If you wait you will miss the early spring view.
Forum: Americas 05-18-2012, 07:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,019
Posted By cycletlh
Keep your northern route. Then as others have...

Keep your northern route. Then as others have recommended Hwy 20 over the Cascades to Winthrop and Omak is worth adding. Then WA 155 to Grand Coulee and Grand Coulee Dam then 174 and 2 to Spokane. ...
Forum: Americas 05-18-2012, 06:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,248
Posted By cycletlh
What are you riding? How many days? We...

What are you riding? How many days?

We have done this before and will be riding to Reno again this summer. With out answers to your questions I am going to suggest from Seattle that you take...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-28-2010, 07:34 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,050
Posted By cycletlh
Selling a motorcycle that you really like because...

Selling a motorcycle that you really like because a drive belt is on backorder seems extreme to me. Even if factory parts are not available there are solutions to just about any problem that we may...
Forum: Americas 05-16-2010, 06:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,897
Posted By cycletlh
Another vote for KK's route. Either North or...

Another vote for KK's route. Either North or South. We like to stay in Nakusp and take in the Nakusp Hot Springs.
Forum: Americas 05-09-2010, 08:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,405
Posted By cycletlh
Your call, but I would not ride it alone. Too...

Your call, but I would not ride it alone. Too many variables. Gas, breakdowns, injury, long ways from nowhere. Your friends should not be scared, but there is a reason to be nervous. You have...
Forum: Americas 05-09-2010, 08:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 969
Posted By cycletlh
Great suggestions but on a SM I would suggest...

Great suggestions but on a SM I would suggest less miles and more exploring. Here are some ideas, modify to fit your needs.

Day 1 - N. Cascades to Winthrop
Day 2 - Explore Harts Pass or the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-30-2009, 07:54 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,294
Posted By cycletlh
You forgot to mention the radar cops on pit road...

You forgot to mention the radar cops on pit road and the 5 minute penalty for speeding.:clap
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-18-2009, 07:43 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,943
Posted By cycletlh
Leave the Wee in stock form. Take the Wee on one...

Leave the Wee in stock form. Take the Wee on one of the trips you are familiar with. See how close it is to doing what you want. How comfortable is it on those gravel roads. How does it work in...
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