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Forum: Road Warriors 07-04-2015, 02:34 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,454
Posted By defib
Who cares what anyone thinks!

I bought my HD Electra Glide last July 1st. Not because of the name but it had what I wanted in a motorcycle. 6 speeds, fuel injection, greater than 5 gal. fuel capacity and a leg position that lets...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-03-2015, 01:15 AM
Replies: 3,324
Views: 997,984
Posted By defib
I cant wait to get home to my Ipad

I cant see these pics due to the work firewall.:cry

Doug that's great you are in Bulgaria again; although I hoped you were going to Sturgis this year again. I have Charles talked into us...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-15-2015, 03:49 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,583
Posted By defib
My $0.02

I had a 2002 1500 cc Suzuki intruder and really liked it. I took it on quite a few day rides but found that at freeway speeds the mpg really dropped off. On the 2 lane road though 2 up it got high...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-12-2015, 12:51 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,947
Posted By defib
+1 on Trying the SENA

Check out the vendor forum for SENA Bluetooth. I got hooked up by inmate Rocket Moto (mention ADV and he gives us 10% off). Anyway I have not used them on a ride yet. Charles 353 bought the 20S and...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-23-2015, 10:03 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 16,998
Posted By defib
Why this comment?

Steingar wrote:

Why does the majority here still perpetuate the myth that HD makes bikes that will not stay running. Everything made requires maintenance; including a Honda GW. Every...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-22-2015, 12:23 AM
Replies: 934
Views: 519,494
Posted By defib
Great Update

Glad your back on here! :clap
Forum: Road Warriors 05-16-2015, 07:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,221
Posted By defib
It depends on your expectations

I have a 2013 Electra Glide and love it. I realized quite awhile back that I still like riding on dirt. So I will have to get another bike for that. I figured out that I ride a lot more on pavement...
Forum: Americas 04-18-2015, 06:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 293
Posted By defib
Need info for a trip

I'm leaving for a trip from Az to Houston Tx next week to see some friends that I haven't seen in 20 years. I do not have to be back for 10 days. Other than a few days on the Gulf coast my itinerary...
Forum: Road Warriors 01-12-2015, 01:15 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,096
Posted By defib
Look Here

There are a few sportster to dual sport conversions on here in the "some assembly required" section. Also look at the "dicken around in Dougs garage" thread in Olds cool. He built a 2003 sporty...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 12-27-2014, 04:56 AM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 94,246
Posted By defib
With this type of thinking your KLR with "milk...

With this type of thinking your KLR with "milk crate" top box and "ammo can" panniers. Count as the Gold wing of dual sport models! :rofl

Seriously you all need to lighten up about this crap....
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 12-26-2014, 02:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,504
Posted By defib
elevation question

Did you prepare for the extreme elevation that you would encounter? If so, what did you do? It takes awhile for new red blood cells to form.
Forum: The Garage 11-25-2014, 03:58 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 14,366
Posted By defib
bench seat mod

I agree that you will get extra room with pulling out the bench seat. hopefully you wont lose that low outer cabinet. Or you could build a platform that saves the cabinet but still place the bike on....
Forum: The Garage 11-22-2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 14,366
Posted By defib

Most ambulances have an inverter already installed, along with 120v outlets. (think power tools :evil) You also have a separate ac/heater unit; along with a heavy duty high amp alternator. One thing...
Forum: Road Warriors 11-21-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,701
Posted By defib
My advice

Go ride them if you are able to, make your decision based on that.

The sportster is decent but depending on your needs; many (especially on here) find the suspension and power lacking. The...
Forum: Road Warriors 11-08-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 559
Views: 59,322
Posted By defib
This is interesting

I have been looking at the electric bikes for a few months, and can see myself getting one in a few years. Especially if I end up in a larger city and have to commute. I think it would be great to...
Forum: Road Warriors 10-13-2014, 03:03 AM
Replies: 383
Views: 32,353
Posted By defib
Why all of the haters?

What is the point of all of this? Every time someone on here posts anything about Harley Davidson. It brings out all of the hate mongers. I mean really, WTF is wrong with everyone that does this. I...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 10-08-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 558
Views: 159,701
Posted By defib
just a thought

I've been thinking about your situation quite a bit. years ago I worked bat a car dealership and had a vehicle that came in with all the lights burned out. I tracked it down to a faulty voltage...
Forum: The Garage 10-06-2014, 11:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,263
Posted By defib

Anorak; not doubting but really curious. How do you remove a helicoil insert, and why would you?
Forum: Road Warriors 09-29-2014, 04:20 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 56,428
Posted By defib
One of the things I've noticed here is a lot of...

One of the things I've noticed here is a lot of the Harley hatred. The OP asked about metric cruisers. I own a 2002 Suzuki LC 1500 intruder. Loved this bike yet have found some things lacking that I...
Forum: Face Plant 09-29-2014, 02:28 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 20,196
Posted By defib
Lots of great info here!

The OP did great other than leaving, but that has been addressed.

However the deal about removing the helmet is wrong. If you are trained in removing helmets the helmet should be removed on a...
Forum: The Garage 09-28-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,397
Posted By defib
A couple of things to check

The drive gear to the distributer may of sheared, It may turn but will slip again and lose time, Check your oil pump drive as well.

Check your rotor for black spots, the old GM rotors would...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 09-23-2014, 10:52 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 100,088
Posted By defib
route back?

Doug what's your route back home? If you are you riding back through Northern AZ let us know.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 09-22-2014, 01:20 AM
Replies: 558
Views: 159,701
Posted By defib
Good read!

I am enjoying your storytelling. Yet feel bad about your situation. I have only been on one long distance trip on my MC as an Adult. My back up plan for catastrophic failure was a U-Haul truck and...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 09-14-2014, 01:01 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 13,369
Posted By defib
interesting thread

I ride a HD touring bike and it actually goes faster than speed limit most of the time. :D Of course that's with a parade of one bike.

What I have been noticing in my area is a lot of...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 09-08-2014, 03:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 902
Posted By defib
heres an Idea

once you get near Grand Junction; Instead of taking the slab Take 141 south through Gateway canyon. I have not been there but a local I met in Telluride told me about it. I figure if a person that...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 09-07-2014, 12:08 AM
Replies: 6,826
Views: 2,263,944
Posted By defib

Where in Az will you be visiting on a frequent basis? If its in Northern Az and you have time, I would like to meet you and buy you a beer.
Forum: Road Warriors 09-06-2014, 10:22 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,473
Posted By defib
I really liked my 2002 Suzuki Intruder LC1500; I...

I really liked my 2002 Suzuki Intruder LC1500; I took it on a 10 day trip through southwest Colorado in June. I have since upgraded to another bike.

Good points- 40mpg with My big butt, GF and...
Forum: Road Warriors 09-06-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,022
Posted By defib

He wanted advice, not an opinion. What is your definition of the worlds best bike may be a P.O.S. to someone else.

I'm sorry if you don't like Harley Davidson, that's your opinion. Why is it the...
Forum: Road Warriors 08-30-2014, 12:07 AM
Replies: 2,616
Views: 331,212
Posted By defib
Almost 160 pages

What have we learned here? A lot of people like it, and a lot of people hate it.:rofl
What do you expect on ADV where the primary focus is to hate all things HD. There are some interesting...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 08-19-2014, 03:55 AM
Replies: 1,574
Views: 179,418
Posted By defib
The yellow rain suit

When I was in High school that's what I had for rain gear. Until it came time to use it during a ride in the mountains it worked well. The sleeves are not cuffed so my arms got wet and the chest...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 08-16-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 17,425
Posted By defib
I do not understand the haters as well!

Now that I am a Harley owner :huh. I understand some of the animosity on here about them. Yes it doesn't corner like a Ninja, or cannot do 120mph + (I think). I bought it for multiple reasons.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 08-14-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 14,342
Posted By defib

Why no tire irons? They make light ones for mountain bikes that look like they would do the job.

I am also wondering about the cause of the flats.

Would you mind sharing how much it...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 08-10-2014, 05:48 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 27,167
Posted By defib
another stupid trick

I don't know if it would work or not for you. Years ago I had a bike with a chain that was like yours. I removed 1-2 links of the chain and readjusted it. But I was riding 3 miles a day to school and...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 08-06-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,634
Posted By defib

Yes that was some pretty high country. I did great; unfortunately Kathy didn't. So Mt Evens was cancelled this time. I look forwards to trying the BBQ there out, on the next trip. Thanks' for the...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 08-05-2014, 11:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,634
Posted By defib
Bear Creek falls

The rat fat bastard himself

The falls
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 08-05-2014, 10:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,634
Posted By defib
Pull off by Red Mountain

Red Mountain and a train trestle

Forum: Epic Ride Reports 08-05-2014, 10:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,634
Posted By defib
North of the pass

more snow melt

the sign isn't kidding

Forum: Epic Ride Reports 08-05-2014, 10:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,634
Posted By defib
Towards Red Mountain Pass

Impressive country
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 08-05-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,634
Posted By defib
Wandering around town

This is a shrine for all the miners that died in the hills in this area

Harley Parts...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 08-05-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,634
Posted By defib
Where we had lunch in Silverton

My portion of pulled pork

The pink building with BBQ on it! :D
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