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Forum: Face plant 08-13-2008, 09:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,774
Posted By tsorl76
Oh man, I am so very sorry to hear about this. If...

Oh man, I am so very sorry to hear about this. If there is anything I can do to help the widow let me know in a pm. The wife and I don't have much but I can fix darn near anything in the house. ...
Forum: Beasts 07-29-2008, 06:49 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,588
Posted By tsorl76
The wee is a nice bike, though you might consider...

The wee is a nice bike, though you might consider the 1k size. When my wife and I went two up the 650 just seemed to lag. I weigh 165 and my wife about 130, so at your size and the gear to get to...
Forum: Beasts 07-14-2008, 07:25 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,191
Posted By tsorl76
If there is one thing we have plenty of in...

If there is one thing we have plenty of in Colorado it's wind. I never have a bad time in cross winds, but to be honest you still have to be careful and correct for the sudden blasts that can come...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-13-2008, 05:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 530
Posted By tsorl76
Thanks for the reminder, Colorado has puhlenty of...

Thanks for the reminder, Colorado has puhlenty of trails like that and the temptation is strong. Many of these trails won't show up on any map so it pays to read the topo and carry a compass. I see...
Forum: Road warriors 07-12-2008, 09:35 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,106
Posted By tsorl76
I had an XL883 and it cornered very nicely for a...

I had an XL883 and it cornered very nicely for a cruiser. Once when riding the twistes between Victor and Cripple Creek here in Colorado I entered a turn a little too fast. I just pushed it lower...
Forum: Beasts 07-12-2008, 09:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,715
Posted By tsorl76
For what it's worth, I used to flat foot my old...

For what it's worth, I used to flat foot my old wee when I wore logger boots, they have a higher heel and the vibram sole helped to grip the ground when I stopped. The ones I have are Redwing boots...
Forum: Beasts 07-11-2008, 08:12 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,281
Posted By tsorl76
Yep, they put the cheapo wireforms on the 08 as...

Yep, they put the cheapo wireforms on the 08 as well. The new wireform is nice though it was back ordered for about three weeks at my local dealership.
Forum: Beasts 07-11-2008, 08:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 636
Posted By tsorl76
Shouldn't be a problem, you never started it up...

Shouldn't be a problem, you never started it up so no high pressure on the seals and gaskets.
I hate to ask, but what kind of oil did you put in the tranny?
Forum: Beasts 07-09-2008, 03:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 951
Posted By tsorl76
<dl><dt>I'm 5' 10" and standing on the pegs is a...

<dl><dt>I'm 5' 10" and standing on the pegs is a little difficult, but I don't lock out the legs, I sit down to ride unless the terrain gets rough and I need to let the bike move around without...
Forum: Beasts 07-07-2008, 07:46 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,188
Posted By tsorl76
+1 On that. I don't know about Castle Rock there...

+1 On that. I don't know about Castle Rock there COfireshot, but Pikes Peak Harley has been pretty good to me. I just had them reflash the ECM on my 08 (new fuel map) and they changed out the clutch...
Forum: Beasts 07-07-2008, 06:40 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,188
Posted By tsorl76
Absolutely, nothing more fun than riding the Uly...

Absolutely, nothing more fun than riding the Uly on dirt roads. My wife rides a Scrambler and I have a friend who just got a new KLR. So far the Uly handles the rougher roads just fine. It isn't a...
Forum: Beasts 07-06-2008, 05:05 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,188
Posted By tsorl76
Sounds like a good deal, my Uly went 11.5 with no...

Sounds like a good deal, my Uly went 11.5 with no bags so the price seems good. As far as being your first bike the Uly has quite a bit of power, so be careful on the throttle untill you get used to...
Forum: Beasts 06-13-2008, 10:38 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,955
Posted By tsorl76
Never used the header wrap but I imagine it would...

Never used the header wrap but I imagine it would work okay. Right now I'm using a little UL181 HVAC tape on the right side and it keeps the leg nice and cool. I tested it up at Austin Bluffs and...
Forum: Beasts 06-12-2008, 02:40 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,633
Posted By tsorl76
I know this sounds pretty low-tech but I used to...

I know this sounds pretty low-tech but I used to keep a chunk of 2x4 and put it under the side stand on my wee. It wasn't perfect but it got the bike pretty straight and gave me a good idea of the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-30-2008, 08:19 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,017
Posted By tsorl76
Actually this is a classic slippery slope...

Actually this is a classic slippery slope argument.

There should be a charge to any driver who willfully engages in distracting behavior, i.e. cell use, DVD, Texting, Make-up and hair fixing...
Forum: Beasts 05-25-2008, 08:00 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,260
Posted By tsorl76
You know, I tried using negligable oil, but...

You know, I tried using negligable oil, but decided to go back to Mobil 1 :D
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-25-2008, 07:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 921
Posted By tsorl76
Omigosh, I'm so sorry to hear about your brother!...

Omigosh, I'm so sorry to hear about your brother! Did he live here in the springs? My condolences to you and your family, and I think I'ts great that you are able to deal with things in such a...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-24-2008, 11:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 580
Posted By tsorl76
Welcome to Colorado Spring Jimmy, it is a...

Welcome to Colorado Spring Jimmy, it is a beautiful place. My wife's 07 shop manual is due in soon so I might be able to help with any spec questions. I agree about the rejetting, it is a last resort...
Forum: Beasts 05-23-2008, 06:51 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,346
Posted By tsorl76
Congrats! +1 on Badweather Bikers, there is a...

Congrats! +1 on Badweather Bikers, there is a wealth of info ( and some general tomfoolery) on the site. Just did the 1k service on my 08 and everything is a go. Definitely order the service manual....
Forum: Beasts 05-18-2008, 07:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,571
Posted By tsorl76
I'm sure your wife will get over the fear of...

I'm sure your wife will get over the fear of riding, my wife loves riding on the Uly, where the V-Strom used to scare her a bit. What concerns me is the idea that the crash was somehow her fault,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-15-2008, 05:40 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 10,838
Posted By tsorl76
Okay, go ahead, you have me curious now:D:lurk

Okay, go ahead, you have me curious now:D:lurk
Forum: Beasts 05-07-2008, 07:55 PM
Replies: 19,911
Views: 5,619,114
Posted By tsorl76
Thank you!

Thank you!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-07-2008, 06:37 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 10,838
Posted By tsorl76
Don't be fooled, those are target aquisition...

Don't be fooled, those are target aquisition goggles with heads up display. The giveaway is the little pictures of motorcycles on the side of the car with the red x over them.
Forum: Beasts 05-07-2008, 03:54 PM
Replies: 19,911
Views: 5,619,114
Posted By tsorl76
Nope, tried there first, the place we bought...

Nope, tried there first, the place we bought Susan's bike also handles multiple brands and used bikes and they don't seem too anxious to sell manuals. I bought a Yamaha Virago there once but found...
Forum: Beasts 05-07-2008, 01:03 PM
Replies: 19,911
Views: 5,619,114
Posted By tsorl76
Does anyone have a good source for the 07 service...

Does anyone have a good source for the 07 service manual?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-07-2008, 08:16 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 10,838
Posted By tsorl76
Any SUV. Usually, the more expensive the SUV, the...

Any SUV. Usually, the more expensive the SUV, the dumber the driver. My theory is the more money they have the less they want to be involved with anything outside their own little world. The reason...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-02-2008, 04:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 775
Posted By tsorl76
We tried to take as many Californians off your...

We tried to take as many Californians off your hands as we could here in Colorado but I guess there are way too many left over :(
Forum: Beasts 04-30-2008, 12:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,417
Posted By tsorl76
I've had the wee strom and loved its power but...

I've had the wee strom and loved its power but the Uly out does it hands down, but like it has been mentioned the power band is above 4K.

Recently I went to pass a motorist after a turn and was...
Forum: Beasts 04-26-2008, 06:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,860
Posted By tsorl76
You got 49? I would love that

You got 49? I would love that
Forum: Beasts 04-21-2008, 07:59 AM
Replies: 19,911
Views: 5,619,114
Posted By tsorl76
Gawd I love Colorado! BTW Susan says "Thank...

Gawd I love Colorado!

BTW Susan says "Thank you" :shog
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-19-2008, 08:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,758
Posted By tsorl76
I ride mountain bike too but what I can't figure...

I ride mountain bike too but what I can't figure out is why cyclists in Cheyenne canyon like to ride against traffic in those tight turns with rock walls on either side. I almost hit one the other...
Forum: Beasts 04-19-2008, 07:56 PM
Replies: 19,911
Views: 5,619,114
Posted By tsorl76
Sans helmet (at home) ...

Sans helmet (at home)

http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l72/Paladin46/scrambler009.jpg
Forum: Beasts 04-19-2008, 07:54 PM
Replies: 19,911
Views: 5,619,114
Posted By tsorl76
Here she is the latest adventure rider, Triumph...

Here she is the latest adventure rider, Triumph style.http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l72/Paladin46/scrambler006.jpg
Forum: Beasts 04-19-2008, 12:00 PM
Replies: 19,911
Views: 5,619,114
Posted By tsorl76
Okay, She did it. My wife picked up her 07...

Okay, She did it. My wife picked up her 07 Scrambler this morning. silver and green and ready to go. Since its going to hit 70 F today we will have to post pics this evening." I think I hear the...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-18-2008, 08:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 908
Posted By tsorl76
It might be time to modify the forced air system...

It might be time to modify the forced air system in your homes to include a HEPA type filter system. If you can't afford central air which helps allergies a lot, then a simple ductwork job could...
Forum: Beasts 04-16-2008, 11:25 AM
Replies: 19,911
Views: 5,619,114
Posted By tsorl76
Well, the wife rode the Scrambler today and she...

Well, the wife rode the Scrambler today and she got me to ride it to see what I thought, so we might be adding an 07 to the stable today. It all depends on what numbers they can come up with for her...
Forum: Equipment 04-14-2008, 02:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 731
Posted By tsorl76
That's good to know, thanks!

That's good to know, thanks!
Forum: Equipment 04-14-2008, 12:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 731
Posted By tsorl76
Thanks for the replies. I sure do let the air out...

Thanks for the replies. I sure do let the air out before taking it off and the line of vision is okay, I can see the controls just fine. Once the helmet is on I just love the way it fits, and can be...
Forum: Equipment 04-14-2008, 07:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 731
Posted By tsorl76
Scorpion EXO 1000

Just bought a new EXO 1000 and like it much better than the old HJC but it's a b!t@h to get on and off, feels like my ears are being torn off. Is there a way to alleviate this or is it just like...
Forum: Beasts 04-07-2008, 03:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,384
Posted By tsorl76
Stroms are great bikes, I had a DL650 but...

Stroms are great bikes, I had a DL650 but preferred my current ride a little better. The V-strom is top heavy and some find it a little difficult. My wife wouldn't ride it for that reason. Still, it...
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