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Forum: Ride reports Today, 03:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 661
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, 04:58 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,807
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 11-23-2014, 12:05 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,807
Posted By defib
inverter

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, 11:26 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,051
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, 11:13 PM
Replies: 567
Views: 45,846
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, 04:03 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 25,440
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: Ride reports 10-08-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 556
Views: 135,586
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 10-07-2014, 12:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,681
Posted By defib
Question

Anorak; not doubting but really curious. How do you remove a helicoil insert, and why would you?
Forum: Road warriors 09-29-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 252
Views: 27,244
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, 03:28 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 15,893
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, 07:00 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,724
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: Ride reports 09-23-2014, 11:52 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 90,746
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: Ride reports 09-22-2014, 02:20 AM
Replies: 556
Views: 135,586
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, 02:01 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 11,189
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: Ride reports 09-08-2014, 04:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 694
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: Ride reports 09-07-2014, 01:08 AM
Replies: 6,781
Views: 2,141,591
Posted By defib
Az

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, 11:22 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,795
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, 11:04 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,802
Posted By defib
Why?

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, 01:07 AM
Replies: 2,521
Views: 268,789
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: Ride reports 08-19-2014, 04:55 AM
Replies: 977
Views: 126,840
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, 06:56 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 14,398
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: Ride reports 08-14-2014, 11:27 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 13,232
Posted By defib
Why?

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: Ride reports 08-10-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 23,535
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: Ride reports 08-06-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,231
Posted By defib
thanks

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: Ride reports 08-06-2014, 12:08 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,231
Posted By defib
Bear Creek falls

The rat fat bastard himself
http://i1247.photobucket.com/albums/gg623/defib_wizard/vacation/vacarion31377.jpg

The falls
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Forum: Ride reports 08-05-2014, 11:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,231
Posted By defib
Pull off by Red Mountain

Red Mountain and a train trestle
http://i1247.photobucket.com/albums/gg623/defib_wizard/vacation/vacation2265.jpg

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Forum: Ride reports 08-05-2014, 11:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,231
Posted By defib
North of the pass

more snow melt
http://i1247.photobucket.com/albums/gg623/defib_wizard/vacation/vacarion31345.jpg

the sign isn't kidding

...
Forum: Ride reports 08-05-2014, 11:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,231
Posted By defib
Towards Red Mountain Pass

Impressive country





http://i1247.photobucket.com/albums/gg623/defib_wizard/vacation/vacation2192.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 08-05-2014, 11:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,231
Posted By defib
Wandering around town

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





http://i1247.photobucket.com/albums/gg623/defib_wizard/vacation/vacarion31339.jpg


Harley Parts...
Forum: Ride reports 08-05-2014, 11:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,231
Posted By defib
Where we had lunch in Silverton

My portion of pulled porkhttp://i1247.photobucket.com/albums/gg623/defib_wizard/vacation/vacation1152.jpg

The pink building with BBQ on it! :D
...
Forum: Ride reports 08-05-2014, 11:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,231
Posted By defib
Silverton from above

http://i1247.photobucket.com/albums/gg623/defib_wizard/vacation/vacation2139.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 08-05-2014, 11:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,231
Posted By defib
more of Molas Pass

http://i1247.photobucket.com/albums/gg623/defib_wizard/vacation/vacation2098.jpghttp://i1247.photobucket.com/albums/gg623/defib_wizard/vacation/vacation2133.jpghttp://i1247.photobucket.com/albums/gg62...
Forum: Ride reports 08-05-2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,231
Posted By defib
Kathy at Molas pass

http://i1247.photobucket.com/albums/gg623/defib_wizard/vacation/vacation2128.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 08-05-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,231
Posted By defib
The road to Durango

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Forum: Ride reports 08-05-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,231
Posted By defib
Mesa Verde Parking Lot

Hindsight is 20/20 :cryhttp://i1247.photobucket.com/albums/gg623/defib_wizard/vacation/vacation2075.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 08-05-2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,231
Posted By defib
Day 2: 155 miles but all damn day

We awoke and went to the motel office so she could get coffee and some breakfast, then I began repacking the Bike, I really like space bags. Especially the ones you can just roll up and don't need a...
Forum: Ride reports 08-02-2014, 12:01 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,231
Posted By defib
Dinner and the end of day 1

My share that I couldn't eat all of. Damn it was good.
http://i1247.photobucket.com/albums/gg623/defib_wizard/vacation1138.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 08-01-2014, 11:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,231
Posted By defib
Tsaile

http://i1247.photobucket.com/albums/gg623/defib_wizard/vacation2061.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 08-01-2014, 11:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,231
Posted By defib
Missed turn but we will keep going

I missed the turn and stopped for water and to take some pictures.
Middle of nowhere AZ

...
Forum: Ride reports 08-01-2014, 11:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,231
Posted By defib
some interesting plant life.

I think these are cedar?



http://i1247.photobucket.com/albums/gg623/defib_wizard/vacation2047.jpghttp://i1247.photobucket.com/albums/gg623/defib_wizard/vacation2048.jpg
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