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Forum: Thumpers 10-26-2007, 06:59 PM
Replies: 3,733
Views: 1,174,980
Posted By Lightnin
Tokyo Show

Did the survey; Tenere #1, Sakura #2, MT-OS #3. Judy, Tasteful and Elegant person that she is, was taken with the style of the Sakura as was I (also T&E). I hope Yamaha is beginning to get the...
Forum: Thumpers 10-21-2007, 05:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,184
Posted By Lightnin
Hi Keith & Gang, Yeah, I'm pretty much done...

Hi Keith & Gang,

Yeah, I'm pretty much done with Dual Star as well (hope they don't throw a flag for piling-on! :wink: ) Does anyone else carry this item? I agree about the cost ratio of cables...
Forum: Thumpers 10-08-2007, 09:03 PM
Replies: 3,733
Views: 1,174,980
Posted By Lightnin
C'mon Old Fart, tell us how you really feel!...

C'mon Old Fart, tell us how you really feel! Don't sugar coat it.

I'm interpreting the "not yet available" part of the form letter to mean that they may possibly be considering the US as a viable...
Forum: Thumpers 09-25-2007, 08:28 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 12,416
Posted By Lightnin
Don't know if this is the item Sam was refering...

Don't know if this is the item Sam was refering to, but, there were plenty of opportunities for encouraging them to bring the Tenere to the States.
...
Forum: Thumpers 09-24-2007, 06:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,864
Posted By Lightnin
Keith, I'll give 'em a call and see what we can...

Keith, I'll give 'em a call and see what we can work out. Whatever the outcome, I'll keep ya posted.
Forum: Thumpers 09-24-2007, 03:47 PM
Replies: 3,733
Views: 1,174,980
Posted By Lightnin
THIS is not entirely true! The Aprilia...

THIS is not entirely true! The Aprilia wheels/hubs are different from those on the BMW. Aprilia has the adjustment nipples on the rim; BMW has them in the hub. Same effect - different approach, but...
Forum: Thumpers 09-23-2007, 09:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,864
Posted By Lightnin
Thanks for the info, Keith. I've been putting off...

Thanks for the info, Keith. I've been putting off installing mine to wait for just this sort of feedback (too busy ridin' anyhow), although I'd hoped the results would have been of a more positive...
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2007, 08:34 AM
Replies: 3,733
Views: 1,174,980
Posted By Lightnin
I talked to Craig. From all the background jabber...

I talked to Craig. From all the background jabber I heard, they must have a battery of folks on the phones.
Forum: Thumpers 09-15-2007, 02:17 PM
Replies: 3,733
Views: 1,174,980
Posted By Lightnin
A sorry state-of-affairs to be sure! To refer to...

A sorry state-of-affairs to be sure! To refer to what these people do as "sales" is a broad misnomer. These are merely order-takers who follow the path of least resistance to deliver what the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-14-2007, 02:08 PM
Replies: 3,733
Views: 1,174,980
Posted By Lightnin
Made my phone call, wrote my letter! Next step...

Made my phone call, wrote my letter! Next step will be to visit my sales guy and get on the list, maybe . . . give 'em a deposit.

Interesting that the Veradero is coming to Canada!
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2007, 05:01 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 21,790
Posted By Lightnin
I'm going to the Springs tomorrow and will stop...

I'm going to the Springs tomorrow and will stop by Apex for the skinny on availability, ordering, price, etc. If the answers are good, this scoot'll move to the top of my list! Acquisition by next...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 09-05-2007, 03:16 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,366
Posted By Lightnin
If the vote was held right now, I'd hafta go for...

If the vote was held right now, I'd hafta go for "Fifinella" or "Shoganai".

So far: Estrogen 2, Testosterone 0!
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 09-04-2007, 05:06 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,366
Posted By Lightnin
Lightnin'

I fly RC aircraft and one day at the field the guys decided to have an impromptu contest to see who could land closest to a given point in five attempts. My plane was brand new and fairly light in...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 08-25-2007, 08:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 832
Posted By Lightnin
Hey, Geek & Gang No, didn't stick & was gone...

Hey, Geek & Gang

No, didn't stick & was gone by 0900. Went to CO Springs yest'dy morn and the whole north rim of South Park looked as tho it'd been dipped in powdered sugar but was all gone by...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 08-24-2007, 06:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 442
Posted By Lightnin
First Snow on Collegiate Peaks

Hi Gang,

Last night gave us a fine lightning show, howling wind, and a skiff of snow on Mts. Princeton, Columbia, and Harvard! Can Fall Color be far behind?

Best, Steve
Forum: Road warriors 03-07-2007, 09:12 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,078
Posted By Lightnin
OK, gonna show my age here. "Enduro" refers to a...

OK, gonna show my age here. "Enduro" refers to a form of competition quite similar to a rally for the auto crowd. It was a time-speed-distance event in which points were subtracted for arriving at a...
Forum: Road warriors 03-07-2007, 07:22 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,078
Posted By Lightnin
Fastened to the other end of the chain at the bow...

Fastened to the other end of the chain at the bow of my boat!:puke1
Forum: Battle scooters 12-15-2006, 12:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,738
Posted By Lightnin
More like 4'10 ish or Photoshoped

More like 4'10 ish or Photoshoped
Forum: Vendors 11-13-2006, 05:44 PM
Replies: 412
Views: 23,360
Posted By Lightnin
shipping

I'll be out of town for the next two weeks, so I'm in no hurry. Ship mine when you're comfortable with the test results and have the hi-cap r-r/heat sink.
Thanx for keepin' us up-to-date.

Best,...
Forum: Thumpers 11-12-2006, 09:10 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 16,647
Posted By Lightnin
Hey, Fixer Thanx for the tip. I knew I'd...

Hey, Fixer

Thanx for the tip. I knew I'd read that somewhere but the ol' brain cells couldn't recall the location. Went to the Replico site and it seems they've sold the molds to an outfit called...
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2006, 01:41 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 16,647
Posted By Lightnin
:tb:thumb Congrats, Kewl Scoot! Wish I'd...

:tb:thumb

Congrats, Kewl Scoot! Wish I'd bought one when I had the chance. Is the tank the same unit as on the KLR? Question being; would the Tengai fairing/shrouds fit (bolt-on) to the stock...
Forum: Thumpers 11-09-2006, 05:14 PM
Replies: 525
Views: 49,791
Posted By Lightnin
Yikes! I have the red one (from Fred) but for...

Yikes! I have the red one (from Fred) but for only $165 I'll go with a black one and swap 'em when the mood strikes!
Forum: Vendors 11-09-2006, 09:47 AM
Replies: 412
Views: 23,360
Posted By Lightnin
Just ordered mine - 400w+regulator #34 ...

Just ordered mine - 400w+regulator #34

Thanx guys for setting this up.
Forum: Vendors 10-27-2006, 09:17 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 40,219
Posted By Lightnin
400 watt group buy +1 Me Too, Me Too! (he said,...

400 watt group buy +1 Me Too, Me Too! (he said, jumping up & down, waving his arms):clap
Forum: Ride reports 08-31-2006, 10:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,039
Posted By Lightnin
Trials training

http://www.trialstrainingcenter.com/

Best, Steve
Forum: Thumpers 08-29-2006, 01:34 PM
Replies: 5,235
Views: 1,258,807
Posted By Lightnin
I can't recall any mod that I "hated", perhaps...

I can't recall any mod that I "hated", perhaps tires that disapointed and won't be bought again; perhaps a set or two of grips that weren't what I was looking for; perhaps there may be some farkle...
Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2006, 11:06 PM
Replies: 5,235
Views: 1,258,807
Posted By Lightnin
Mods to my '00 so far . . .

At one point I was gonna add up the cost of all the stuff I've put on the bike but gave it up as a bad idea! It pleases me, to Hell with the cost!

Installed Stuff:

Doohickey - If there's...
Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2006, 04:56 PM
Replies: 5,235
Views: 1,258,807
Posted By Lightnin
Hi cmack & Gang, Your bike looks great! I...

Hi cmack & Gang,

Your bike looks great! I just scored an IMS tank from Fred. What magical potion did you use to polish yours? I'll list my mods in the near future when/as I remember them.
...
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2006, 11:04 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 17,232
Posted By Lightnin
Grandpappy's Wisdom

If it looks like shit,
feels like shit,
smells like shit,
and tastes like shit. . .
Don't step in it!
Forum: Vendors 07-27-2006, 10:05 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,629
Posted By Lightnin
Kewl

+1 ( 2 pair stickies), Thanx!
Forum: Beasts 07-21-2006, 12:22 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,530
Posted By Lightnin
Please, Fairy Godmother, let the rumors be true!

Here's hopin' that a new DS is in the offing and that the rumors have some substance. Sadly, I believe Honda does, instead, recognise the popularity of Super Moto and will probably toss their hat...
Forum: Beasts 07-20-2006, 02:54 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 11,299
Posted By Lightnin
Hi Gang , I'm still holding out some hope...

Hi Gang ,

I'm still holding out some hope that Honda will see the Light and offer us something other than Cruisers and Gold Barges. New model release/unveiling is only a matter of months away so...
Forum: Thumpers 06-21-2006, 08:20 AM
Replies: 4,506
Views: 1,004,227
Posted By Lightnin
For all you Guys & Gals headin' for BV, here's...

For all you Guys & Gals headin' for BV, here's the Mt Princeton web cam if you'd like to keep track of all the sunny days.

http://www.collegiatePeaks.com

We're still on the fence, don't know if...
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2006, 12:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,933
Posted By Lightnin
Thumb I'd be in for a group buy, too! Steve

I'd be in for a group buy, too!

Steve
Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2006, 05:44 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,071
Posted By Lightnin
Eh? Sooooo, Grump, please tell us that you really...

Sooooo, Grump, please tell us that you really knew Heikki Mikkola is not only a manly-hairy-chested-SOB, but also one of the Greatest MXers who ever lived. Don't know if I can come close but it's...
Forum: Beasts 04-20-2006, 08:43 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,121
Posted By Lightnin
Thumb Hey, Charlie, Congrats! We'll be moving from...

Hey, Charlie, Congrats!

We'll be moving from the Seattle area to Buena Vista this Summer. Perhaps we could arrange for a putt. Sadly, I think we'll probably miss the Adventure West rally, but are...
Forum: Beasts 04-15-2006, 10:14 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,121
Posted By Lightnin
After you've pressed the right button to access...

After you've pressed the right button to access the trip meter, HOLD the right button until the reading zeros out; press again to return to the cumulative miles reading. A combination of both buttons...
Forum: Beasts 04-12-2006, 07:39 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,121
Posted By Lightnin
I'll chime in for the Capo as well. I'm 6'3,...

I'll chime in for the Capo as well. I'm 6'3, 225#, 34" inseam, Sweetie's 5'7, XXX. I've been an (Airhead) Beemer fan for thirty-some odd years. We test rode the 1150GS and we thought it was ~ OK. I...
Forum: Road warriors 02-01-2006, 03:07 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 9,016
Posted By Lightnin
Sadly, Norvil won't export a complete bike to the...

Sadly, Norvil won't export a complete bike to the US due to "import restrictions".:cry Has anyone asked them about putting the chassis in one crate and the engine/tranny in another and then referring...
Forum: Road warriors 01-31-2006, 05:11 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 9,016
Posted By Lightnin
Thumb Beauty

WOW! What a gourgeous bike. May we Please have a photo of the other side. My only change would be a black headlight bucket instead of chrome but leaving the chrome rim. I'm not a big chrome kinda...
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