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Forum: GS Boxers 11-15-2014, 11:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,259
Posted By blackfriar
I have used one for my HD and BMW the last two...

I have used one for my HD and BMW the last two winters. I bought a second one this fall just to make my life easier. The winters seem to be getting longer up here.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-23-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,022
Posted By blackfriar
I ordered the BMW panniers for my 2011 when I...

I ordered the BMW panniers for my 2011 when I bought it. I have had no problems with them. They have been through a lot of rain and I have not experienced any leakage.
Forum: Road warriors 10-13-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 22,286
Posted By blackfriar
The question forces me to choose between emotion...

The question forces me to choose between emotion and utility. As I have two bikes now and no promise of another, I would have to choose the Harley. The GSA has done all I hoped it would when I...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-16-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 7,446
Posted By blackfriar
I bought mine in March of 2012. The first trip I...

I bought mine in March of 2012. The first trip I took it on I checked the sight glass the second night and there was nothing there. I called my dealer in the morning and he said to put a couple of...
Forum: Equipment 08-20-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,572
Posted By blackfriar
Another vote for the Sidi Canyons. They are the...

Another vote for the Sidi Canyons. They are the first real motorcycle boot I have had and I wish I had bought them years ago. They are good for walking for me, although I don't go on long hikes...
Forum: Canada 08-20-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,559
Posted By blackfriar
This isn't about the rally, but I am on...

This isn't about the rally, but I am on Manitoulin Island tonight. I rode up from Port Huron, MI, this morning and caught the 1540 ferry. I had never put my bike on any ferry, so it was an...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-26-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 853
Views: 69,815
Posted By blackfriar
There doesn't seem to be much activity in this...

There doesn't seem to be much activity in this thread this summer, but I am grabbing a Rustic Road here and there when I can. I rode RR 16 on Thursday. It's an easy ride through Point Beach State...
Forum: Road warriors 07-22-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 14,473
Posted By blackfriar
I always check out Road Warriors to see if there...

I always check out Road Warriors to see if there is something I might like better than my Harley. So far nothing has made me want to switch, but the local BMW dealer is taking on Ducati in the fall...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-16-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,135
Posted By blackfriar
I will admit that I have become pretty reliant on...

I will admit that I have become pretty reliant on the TPMS. I am due for tires soon and plan to get the Tourance Next front and rear. I have the original Tourance EXPs on now and am satisfied with...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-10-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 853
Views: 69,815
Posted By blackfriar
I got out today and road the four RRs in Waushara...

I got out today and road the four RRs in Waushara and Adams Counties. It was a good day to ride and I took a nice lunch break at the rest stop at Highways 13 and 21. Quite a bit of dirt and gravel...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-19-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 853
Views: 69,815
Posted By blackfriar
I took a ride west today to ride RR 47. There was...

I took a ride west today to ride RR 47. There was one detour on the way and then the road between Tigerton and 153 is under construction. So I could only ride the portion from 153 north to...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-30-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 966
Posted By blackfriar
I got mine at Beemer Boneyard. Don't remember...

I got mine at Beemer Boneyard. Don't remember what I paid, but it seemed reasonable.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-29-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,009
Posted By blackfriar
reddawg, I will have my yellow GSA. Hope to see...

reddawg, I will have my yellow GSA. Hope to see you there!
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-27-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,009
Posted By blackfriar
I will be there on Saturday. Usually I park in...

I will be there on Saturday. Usually I park in the trees just north of the VIP building and walk through the tunnel to the pit and vendor area. After checking that out I go over to Turn 3. I...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-17-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,140
Posted By blackfriar
When I had my Sportster I rode it down to what...

When I had my Sportster I rode it down to what was then a Ducati dealership in Saukville WI. When I pulled into my parking space I confidently swung my leg over the bike and let go. Unfortunately, I...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-17-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 853
Views: 69,815
Posted By blackfriar
I got out today for my first assault on the...

I got out today for my first assault on the Rustic Roads this year. My last RR adventure was late October and the weather was about the same today. It was about 60 and windy. I started with a demo...
Forum: The Garage 04-18-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 6,197
Views: 2,731,088
Posted By blackfriar
This is a pretty weak effort compared to most,...

This is a pretty weak effort compared to most, but I am excited about having a dedicated garage for my bikes. I have a duplex and have decided to leave one side empty and have the garage available. ...
Forum: Road warriors 04-09-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 443
Views: 52,068
Posted By blackfriar
Has anyone gotten one of the new Lowriders? ...

Has anyone gotten one of the new Lowriders? Pictures and initial impressions would be appreciated!
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-18-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,423
Posted By blackfriar
A couple other places for food are Sammy's Pizza...

A couple other places for food are Sammy's Pizza and Grandma's. You will see Grandma's when you visit the aerial bridge area. It's a pretty touristy place, but a good stop. A drive along Skyline...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-26-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 2,577
Views: 477,266
Posted By blackfriar
Yeah, toowoomba, that's how I felt too. But it...

Yeah, toowoomba, that's how I felt too. But it has been a great bike to ride and that makes it feel worth it. I love that color; enjoy the bike!
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-06-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 15,681
Views: 770,504
Posted By blackfriar
I will be coming down to your FSH for the IMS...

I will be coming down to your FSH for the IMS this Saturday. It's not too great up here either. Can't wait to wallow in bikes and bike gear for a few hours.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-29-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 2,577
Views: 477,266
Posted By blackfriar
"My wallet is lightened up". Ha, ha, I remember...

"My wallet is lightened up". Ha, ha, I remember that feeling as I rode mine home a couple of years ago. Love the looks and new features on 14 GSA, but am not ready for another wallet lightening...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-28-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 2,577
Views: 477,266
Posted By blackfriar
Let me be the first to congratulate you...looks...

Let me be the first to congratulate you...looks great!
Forum: Road warriors 01-24-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 443
Views: 52,068
Posted By blackfriar
I don't think the Sportster compares well to the...

I don't think the Sportster compares well to the Dyna either. I hadn't taken a test ride on my FXDL before I bought it, but I knew I had made a big step up even on the ride home. I liked the lower...
Forum: Road warriors 01-22-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 443
Views: 52,068
Posted By blackfriar
My 04 FXDL vibrates, but I think it's just...

My 04 FXDL vibrates, but I think it's just "normal" Harley vibration. I have been thinking about getting a leftover anniversary model from a local dealer, but after reading these posts I believe...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-18-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,695
Posted By blackfriar
I can't speak for the GSW, but it did take me a...

I can't speak for the GSW, but it did take me a few times to get the right leverage on it. It is a big bike to get up on the stand and I needed to figure out a technique that would work.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-11-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 2,577
Views: 477,266
Posted By blackfriar
I'm going to the Chicago IMS in February and...

I'm going to the Chicago IMS in February and looking forward to seeing this bike. Arrival date is not too important up here. Just finished a week of below zero and now there's about a half inch of...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-30-2013, 05:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,184
Posted By blackfriar
I rode through some pretty hot weather out in NE...

I rode through some pretty hot weather out in NE and SD last summer and never notices a difference between the items in either pannier. Good suggestions in the previous responses though.
Forum: Equipment 12-25-2013, 07:47 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,391
Posted By blackfriar
Santa brought me a hi-viz Olympia Airglide 4. ...

Santa brought me a hi-viz Olympia Airglide 4. It's my first hi-viz product and I'm going to wear it. But after reading this thread I just won't wear it with as much confidence as I thought I would....
Forum: GS Boxers 12-23-2013, 09:17 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 25,547
Posted By blackfriar
I am late to the party on this show, although I...

I am late to the party on this show, although I know it is often referenced in the motorcycle literature. I just got a Netflix subscription and watched Long Way Round over the past couple of weeks. ...
Forum: Road warriors 12-06-2013, 08:13 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 45,991
Posted By blackfriar
Doug, that is a beautiful Sportster. I had a 96...

Doug, that is a beautiful Sportster. I had a 96 1200C for a few years and I still like that style tank better than the new ones. Someone up here had one like that 03 Anniversary on CL a couple of...
Forum: Road warriors 12-05-2013, 06:48 AM
Replies: 443
Views: 52,068
Posted By blackfriar
I put the Harley on the Battery Tender about a...

I put the Harley on the Battery Tender about a month ago and the BMW about two weeks ago. We got our first snow this week and the cold is on its way. It will be a long winter up here.
Forum: Road warriors 12-04-2013, 08:07 PM
Replies: 443
Views: 52,068
Posted By blackfriar
Here's my FXDL on one of the Wisconsin Rustic...

Here's my FXDL on one of the Wisconsin Rustic Roads. I usually ride the GSA; don't remember what happened here.
http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o3/stratfxdl/R53_zps9c592788.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 11-28-2013, 11:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,159
Posted By blackfriar
This is just one of the reasons I got the GSA...

This is just one of the reasons I got the GSA instead of the GS. I knew I would have to get the guards that come with the GSA anyway. Glad to hear the culprit was an honest culprit. Good luck with...
Forum: The Garage 11-28-2013, 05:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 863
Posted By blackfriar
I use a Battery Tender and switch it between my...

I use a Battery Tender and switch it between my GSA and Harley during the winter months. It works well for me.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-26-2013, 02:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,162
Posted By blackfriar
If the museums interest you, you should also...

If the museums interest you, you should also consider the Art Institute of Chicago. Take a one hour highlights tour. I second the Gino's East recommendation for pizza. The Rosebud is a good...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-25-2013, 09:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,402
Posted By blackfriar
I just put mine up for the winter last Friday. ...

I just put mine up for the winter last Friday. It is my second winter with it, and I did the same as last year. I put in the StaBil and ran it for about five minutes. I put it on the center stand...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-27-2013, 04:35 PM
Replies: 853
Views: 69,815
Posted By blackfriar
I rode about 300 cold, windy miles yesterday and...

I rode about 300 cold, windy miles yesterday and grabbed 5 Rustic Roads. It was mostly paved, but did ride some gravel and dirt.
RR82...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-28-2013, 03:19 PM
Replies: 853
Views: 69,815
Posted By blackfriar
I got the two in Outagamie County over the past...

I got the two in Outagamie County over the past couple of weeks.

http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o3/stratfxdl/R53_zps9c592788.jpg
RR53

...
Forum: Equipment 09-20-2013, 10:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,570
Posted By blackfriar
Plus one on Tourmaster. I've got about 20,000...

Plus one on Tourmaster. I've got about 20,000 miles on a Transition 2 and it has performed well in all weather. I think the T3 is out now.
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