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Forum: Racing 04-17-2012, 09:07 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 8,722
Posted By ikeman
I'm already signed up for this year. :wings I got...

I'm already signed up for this year. :wings I got in last year by responding to Ken's post - thanks Ken!

Any of you that are sitting on the fence about this (or think Ken is blowing smoke) just...
Forum: Ride reports 12-05-2011, 08:40 PM
Replies: 584
Views: 186,870
Posted By ikeman
Dave, Awesome ride report! Got my wife...

Dave,

Awesome ride report! Got my wife reading it from the point you met Uwe and Jochen and she was hooked. She only tolerates my motorcycle sickness so that's saying something - although she...
Forum: Racing 10-27-2011, 08:36 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 18,208
Posted By ikeman
@Flug - What a burden it must be to be an expert...

@Flug - What a burden it must be to be an expert on everything...and a cranky old bastard
Forum: Racing 10-23-2011, 07:44 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 19,865
Posted By ikeman
I can't tell you what a miserable year this has...

I can't tell you what a miserable year this has been. Another in a long line of painful incidents this year - personal and otherwise. Godspeed Marco.


2011 is a year I'd like to forget...
Forum: Racing 08-30-2011, 12:23 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 31,151
Posted By ikeman
It was a ground hog and he relocated from turn 11...

It was a ground hog and he relocated from turn 11 to turn 15 for race day. The 125's eventually scared him off track.

Maybe he followed us from PA - I worked 11a and my father-in-law worked 15.
Forum: Racing 08-01-2011, 07:26 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 27,454
Posted By ikeman
Sounds like you're volunteering to organize a...

Sounds like you're volunteering to organize a group photo Tim...

We'll be showing up sometime before registration on Thursday and staying at the Jameson thru Monday. Other than that - I've got no...
Forum: Racing 07-30-2011, 06:51 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 27,454
Posted By ikeman
No-brainer - RR. You're going to work a MotoGP...

No-brainer - RR. You're going to work a MotoGP race!

I don't have a choice so I'll be riding the Mana GT.
Forum: Racing 07-28-2011, 08:27 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 27,454
Posted By ikeman
Hell, I'm only gonna be waving flags. Guess I'm...

Hell, I'm only gonna be waving flags. Guess I'm golden.

Then again - I was a long time Buell owner...moved on to an Aprilia. Might want to DVR this one :yikes
Forum: Racing 07-27-2011, 08:51 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 27,454
Posted By ikeman
This will be my first time doing this too. I...

This will be my first time doing this too. I just don't want to make any highlight reels because I completely fucked up

:asshat
Forum: Racing 07-08-2011, 12:54 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 27,454
Posted By ikeman
I'm in. Got my stuff a couple days ago. My...

I'm in. Got my stuff a couple days ago. My father-in-law looks to be in as well.
Forum: Racing 07-01-2011, 09:05 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 27,454
Posted By ikeman
Talked to Sandy and just completed the prelim...

Talked to Sandy and just completed the prelim application. Sounds promising but don't know yet.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-03-2011, 05:56 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,715
Posted By ikeman
Yep. Since I don't ride in the...

Yep. Since I don't ride in the snow/slush/ice/etc. I can even see how my driving skills deteriorate slightly over the winter months. I can be an asshole depending on my mood so I may push...
Forum: Racing 10-21-2010, 08:50 AM
Replies: 3,076
Views: 224,287
Posted By ikeman
I'll add another caveat - how many riders in that...

I'll add another caveat - how many riders in that list were on a satellite team?

I didn't look it up but my guess is zero.
Forum: Road warriors 07-02-2010, 07:11 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,264
Posted By ikeman
92 GS was my first street bike. I didn't even...

92 GS was my first street bike. I didn't even mind the cold-bloodedness - I didn't really know any better.

Commuted to work on a regular basis and took quite a few trips on it. The only issue I...
Forum: Beasts 08-10-2009, 01:58 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,004
Posted By ikeman
Actually, when I had mine (06 Uly) I'd feel that...

Actually, when I had mine (06 Uly) I'd feel that extra vibration when the suspension compressed while riding 2-up. It's the plastic seat pan hitting the valve cover on the rear cylinder. Take off...
Forum: Racing 03-06-2009, 07:22 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 13,863
Posted By ikeman
2 wheel NASCAR

Gotta love the full course cautions...
Forum: Face plant 11-13-2008, 09:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,620
Posted By ikeman
Confused brake and clutch?

Sounds like he grabbed the front brake instead of the clutch shifting into the next gear. :dunno
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-15-2008, 11:13 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,109
Posted By ikeman
tgrrdr, I see you're in Cali but I'm...

tgrrdr,

I see you're in Cali but I'm thinking we've got the same CU...should be picking up a new Buell XB12R in the next couple days :evil
Forum: Face plant 07-22-2008, 12:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,565
Posted By ikeman
Damn drunks! You're livin' a charmed...

Damn drunks!


You're livin' a charmed life as of late, ain't ya? Could've been ugly.


Gratitude JD, gratitude. :thumb

(Sorry, thought I was in Inmates for a minute there...)
Forum: Road warriors 07-14-2008, 09:52 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,619
Posted By ikeman
Uh, based on the pic it sure looks like mid-mount...

Uh, based on the pic it sure looks like mid-mount controls to me :dunno
Forum: Beasts 07-14-2008, 09:35 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,265
Posted By ikeman
Short guy here

I'm 5'8" with a 30" inseam on a good day. I've got an 06 Uly with the low seat. I can get both toes down with the low seat but I normally stop with one foot on the ground. Other than not being able...
Forum: Beasts 03-18-2008, 09:47 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,395
Posted By ikeman
My best guess is for your passenger to plug in...

My best guess is for your passenger to plug in the heated gear, comm system, iPod, etc.
Forum: Face plant 08-06-2007, 12:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,395
Posted By ikeman
Hack?

It doesn't say anything about it in the article but did anyone consider that maybe they weren't 3-up but riding a sidecar rig?
Forum: Beasts 05-30-2007, 11:48 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,003
Posted By ikeman
I haven't made it to any of the Pittsburgh...

I haven't made it to any of the Pittsburgh contingent drinkfests...

I got mine at Cerini's as well. They're good folks. I'll offer mine up for a test ride as well for comparison sake, if nothing...
Forum: Road warriors 03-16-2007, 06:27 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 10,252
Posted By ikeman
Buell

Scorch - based on your original post:

I'm sure there'll be some snide comments for this recommendation but...

Buell Lightning or Firebolt (I doubt you'd like the Uly or TT)

Reliable:...
Forum: Hacks 02-07-2007, 11:06 AM
Replies: 486
Views: 98,376
Posted By ikeman
At that price point, I'd buy it in a heartbeat....

At that price point, I'd buy it in a heartbeat. I'd probably sell my little Scion and replace it with one of these. I've been seriously considering either a trike or a side hack so I can keep riding...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-16-2006, 06:06 AM
Replies: 1,778
Views: 115,025
Posted By ikeman
Booming metropolis of Hunker, PA

About 2 miles down the road from the I70/Turnpike interchange in New Stanton (exit 75 - old exit 8).
Forum: Beasts 11-03-2006, 08:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,161
Posted By ikeman
Still too clean

Bugs or not, I still say it's too clean...:D
Forum: Face plant 11-02-2006, 08:02 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,832
Posted By ikeman
MotoGP Alpine pants

Ron, they seem to run true to size vs a straight cut regular pair of jeans. I usually buy relaxed fit 33" X 30" jeans and I got the 34" waist (with 32" inseam) in the MotoGP pants. They're fine in...
Forum: Face plant 11-01-2006, 11:18 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,832
Posted By ikeman
Pants

Just got a pair of these in the mail last week. Don't know your financial situation but I couldn't pass em up for the price. Hard CE armor in the knees, foam padding in the shins and hips (can be...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-25-2006, 08:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 665
Posted By ikeman
No point

I'm a smart ass and just like hearing myself talk... :D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-24-2006, 08:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 665
Posted By ikeman
Nothing new here...

Nothing in that article I haven't seen or didn't know before.

Yes, I live in PA. Deer are a fact of life around here and you learn it young.
Forum: Face plant 10-10-2006, 07:25 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,445
Posted By ikeman
aka

I'm assuming this is what my son refers to as a "ball tap"...
Forum: Beasts 09-07-2006, 10:42 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,138
Posted By ikeman
RC, here's a link to a review of the Conti's: ...

RC, here's a link to a review of the Conti's:

http://www.canyonchasers.net/reviews/accessories/road-attack.php

The ones in the picture you posted are NOT what I have. Like I said, I don't do...
Forum: Beasts 09-07-2006, 10:19 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,138
Posted By ikeman
Continental Road Attack

I've got about 1500 mi on a set of Conti Road Attacks at this point. I assumed the bit of weaving/wobbling I was getting was wind related not D616 related (in spite of all the opinions to the...
Forum: Beasts 09-01-2006, 12:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 774
Posted By ikeman
I beg to differ

Engine oil - check hot, bike on sidestand
Primary - bike should be vertical not on sidestand, level as Chad stated
Forum: Beasts 08-25-2006, 12:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,449
Posted By ikeman
I knew my Uly was quick but I didn't know it was...

I knew my Uly was quick but I didn't know it was capable of time travel...:wink:
Forum: Beasts 08-25-2006, 08:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 740
Posted By ikeman
I'm not at home at the moment or I'd check my...

I'm not at home at the moment or I'd check my shop manual. I do know that you tighten the axle to one spec, back off 2 full turns and then tighten again to a higher torque value.

If nobody pipes...
Forum: Beasts 08-18-2006, 06:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 814
Posted By ikeman
Forgot to add - I can't paddle it. If I need to...

Forgot to add - I can't paddle it. If I need to back up I get off the bike.
Forum: Beasts 08-18-2006, 06:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 814
Posted By ikeman
Short guy here...

I'm 5'8" 29" inseam but you've got me by about 35-40 lbs. The Uly is the first street bike I've owned since selling my last one in 1995. I can just touch both tiptoes with the low seat. I normally...
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