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Forum: Road warriors 03-11-2015, 06:53 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 53,854
Posted By grumbler
The flames of controversy! You come across as...

The flames of controversy! You come across as being just plain spiteful while indulging in egregious intellectual masturbation. At any rate, my purported dumb comment was addressed towards the USA...
Forum: Road warriors 03-11-2015, 07:44 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 53,854
Posted By grumbler
Cruisers, depending on brand/model, tend to be...

Cruisers, depending on brand/model, tend to be more user friendly with roomier ergonomics. Not everyone wants to ride with their feet *behind* their knees. Longer wheelbases, lower seat heights, more...
Forum: Road warriors 03-07-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 53,854
Posted By grumbler
One inch taller Hagon shocks? There's also this...

One inch taller Hagon shocks? There's also this $99 option although taller shocks are the way to go:
http://www.baronscustom.com/catalog/display/3217/index.html

Green Springs Hwy (OR-66) btw...
Forum: Road warriors 03-05-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 53,854
Posted By grumbler
Was reading Bolt vs Sportster vs Bonneville...

Was reading Bolt vs Sportster vs Bonneville comparism:
http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/274/16205/Motorcycle-Article/2014-Star-Bolt-Comparison.aspx

“The Bolt’s handling is severely limited by the...
Forum: Road warriors 03-05-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 53,854
Posted By grumbler
Checked the specs btw Star 950 Touring and Dyna...

Checked the specs btw Star 950 Touring and Dyna Switchback. Two of those specifications surprised me. The Yamaha has a longer wheelbase by a couple of inches yet is only ~60-lbs lighter than the...
Forum: Road warriors 03-05-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 53,854
Posted By grumbler
Sportsters and Triumph Bonnevilles -- either one...

Sportsters and Triumph Bonnevilles -- either one would be ideal. Your '03 1500 Classic was the next to last production year for the carb model (1996 to 2004).

FWIW, the 1500 Classic FI was in...
Forum: Road warriors 03-05-2015, 08:37 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,623
Posted By grumbler
Since you'd only be doing around 2,000 miles a...

Since you'd only be doing around 2,000 miles a year riding 2-up with your wife, another option would be to rent an Ultra instead of actually buying one. That is, if it's just a couple of trips a...
Forum: Road warriors 03-01-2015, 01:21 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 53,854
Posted By grumbler
I recall seeing brand new 1600 Nomad and 1700...

I recall seeing brand new 1600 Nomad and 1700 Nomad parked side by side at the dealer's showroom a few years ago. Got on the 1600 Nomad first which has comparable ergos to my 1500 Classic FI. Sat on...
Forum: Road warriors 03-01-2015, 12:38 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 53,854
Posted By grumbler
That reminds me, took demo rides this past...

That reminds me, took demo rides this past October on used Road King Classic, used Switchback and Street Bob with forward controls and 'shield.

Road King Classic was too smooth although it's a...
Forum: Road warriors 03-01-2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 53,854
Posted By grumbler
Gracias ... am a big fan of swingarm frames with...

Gracias ... am a big fan of swingarm frames with a set of shocks for the backroads out here plus it sorta reminds me of my old '75 FLH1200:
...
Forum: Road warriors 03-01-2015, 11:49 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 53,854
Posted By grumbler
Wanted '02 FLHT but got '01 Vulcan 1500 Classic FI

During the Spring of 2002, had just enough cash to buy a brand new 2002 Harley-Davidson FLHT (most affordable HD touring bike at that time) at a reasonable OTD price. Wasn't able to do so.

At that...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-16-2015, 09:56 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,773
Posted By grumbler
Am in Boise, ID and would much rather stay here...

Am in Boise, ID and would much rather stay here than relocate to Bend which has been, as they say, californicated. The roads out of Bend are amazing. West Cascades Scenic Byway along with the...
Forum: Road warriors 01-15-2015, 06:21 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 20,226
Posted By grumbler
No ship date yet.

My local dealer responded to my e-mail late yesterday afternoon:

We still do not have a ship date, I will let you know when we do, thanks.

Welp, if I get an update, will post it here unless...
Forum: Road warriors 01-14-2015, 03:10 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 20,226
Posted By grumbler
Heard that they're supposed to be available in...

Heard that they're supposed to be available in showrooms later this month and that moto-journalists will soon be testing them in California.

Have fired off an e-mail (hate telephone tag) to my...
Forum: Road warriors 01-14-2015, 02:11 PM
Replies: 679
Views: 82,862
Posted By grumbler
1973 Triumph 750 Bonneville T140RV

I had purchased a brand new 1973 Triumph Bonneville T140RV from the dealership down in Salinas that year, and took my GF at that time to the cafe in Davenport for lunch.

We then headed north over...
Forum: Road warriors 12-16-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 24,156
Posted By grumbler
FWIW, took back-to-back demo rides on the Road...

FWIW, took back-to-back demo rides on the Road King Classic and Dyna Switchback. Was expecting to absolutely love the RKC and abhor, if you will, the Switchback.

Well, guess what, the Road King...
Forum: Road warriors 09-26-2013, 04:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,549
Posted By grumbler
I'd be surprised if my ol' 1975 FLH1200 got more...

I'd be surprised if my ol' 1975 FLH1200 got more than 50bhp
at the rear wheel. It was basically stock with the only mods
being the Mikuni carb and slashcut glasspaks. The torque is
what it was all...
Forum: Road warriors 08-31-2013, 10:00 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 19,363
Posted By grumbler
Kudos! Which Sportster model, the XL1200R? ...

Kudos! Which Sportster model, the XL1200R?

BTW, I was looking at the new 2014 XL883L and XL1200C as psuede
XL1200R project bikes. Both would need suspension upgrades and the
XL883L would...
Forum: Road warriors 08-30-2013, 04:39 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 19,363
Posted By grumbler
Whatever happened to the OP -?- guess he lost...

Whatever happened to the OP -?- guess he lost interest in 'em. :nod

Speaking of Triumph Bonnevilles, am the same size as Frank Mir and
all of them, including the Sportsters, are too small for me....
Forum: Road warriors 08-30-2013, 03:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,715
Posted By grumbler
That reminds me, had a cam plug leak on my Vulcan...

That reminds me, had a cam plug leak on my Vulcan 1500 Classic FI
which is a known issue with those bikes. Anyway, I just cleaned it off
with rubbing alcohol, q-tips, and toothpicks then used...
Forum: Road warriors 08-24-2013, 03:02 PM
Replies: 738
Views: 266,363
Posted By grumbler
Had to do the liters to cubic feet conversion,...

Had to do the liters to cubic feet conversion, and that 50L comes to 1.76 cubic feet.
Just to keep it in perspective, the T-Bags Expandable Tahoe sissy bar bag retails for
$223 and expands from...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-17-2013, 01:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,456
Posted By grumbler
Am originally from West Vancouver, BC although my...

Am originally from West Vancouver, BC although my parents dragged
me kicking and screaming to Carmel. Transplanted Canuck might be
more apt. :D
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-08-2013, 02:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,456
Posted By grumbler
Idaho Use Tax or iack thereof when registrating.

We relocated from San Jose, CA to Boise, ID in 2002 and, much
to my surprise, didn't have to pay a sales tax on our car, truck,
and both of my motorcycles.

All of our vehicles were paid for and...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-31-2013, 02:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,415
Posted By grumbler
I've ridden with Hesh, uh, fallen behind Hesh out...

I've ridden with Hesh, uh, fallen behind Hesh out in the twisties
all over Northern CA. He owned BMW R80ST and RZ350 in those
days. Was told that he quit riding altogether several years ago,
but...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-31-2013, 06:55 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,884
Posted By grumbler
If you're caught speeding in Idaho

Way back in October 1988 was caught doing
65 in a 55 by the Idaho State Police on US-95
near Sandpoint. Fine was $37 (paid by mail),
and it showed-up on my CA driving record.

At any rate, these...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-31-2013, 05:34 AM
Replies: 4,395
Views: 493,362
Posted By grumbler
The Road Glide Custom and Road Glide Ultra will...

The Road Glide Custom and Road Glide Ultra will eventually return:

Both Road Glide models are being discontinued for 2014MY to undergo planned design refreshes; during this time we will also be...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-17-2012, 03:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,891
Posted By grumbler
Am in complete agreement with you there based on...

Am in complete agreement with you there based on my own
observations while driving up Chuckanut. That blows chunks
about the BMW rider who was forced off the road by a cager.

I've ridden on the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-17-2012, 02:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,891
Posted By grumbler
That would be cool as I owned '67 TR6R, '68 TR6R,...

That would be cool as I owned '67 TR6R, '68 TR6R, '72 T120R and
'73 T140RV Triumphs during my heydays as a wild & crazy guy. :D

Alas, despite being 20 years old, she doesn't have a driver's...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-21-2012, 01:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,891
Posted By grumbler
That reminds me, my daughter is a sophomore at...

That reminds me, my daughter is a sophomore at WWU (Fairhaven College),
and was at the Chuckanut Brewing Co on W. Holly St. Right next door is
Champion Cycle, a Triumph dealership. She fell in love...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-08-2010, 11:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 758
Posted By grumbler
I'd suggest the Safari Inn on Grove St. ...

I'd suggest the Safari Inn on Grove St.

That's southwest of Knitting Factory within easy walking distance, and has covered parking (FCFS).

Donnie's Macs, a cool trailer park cruisine joint,...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-09-2010, 12:28 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,443
Posted By grumbler
This photo of NF-39 is on the Hells Canyon Rally...

This photo of NF-39 is on the Hells Canyon Rally website, and it doesn't look
as if it'll be repaired anytime soon. That's a lot of damage to say the least:
...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-30-2010, 05:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,636
Posted By grumbler
All of my eastbound rides on US-12 to Missoula or...

All of my eastbound rides on US-12 to Missoula or Hamilton were straight shots out of Boise. By the time we usually arrived at Rivers Cafe in Kooskia for lunch, it was already past noon. Meaning, 2pm...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-30-2010, 03:50 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,022
Posted By grumbler
We stayed at the Motel 6 in Issaquah a couple of...

We stayed at the Motel 6 in Issaquah a couple of years ago, and
that's a picturesque town. Next morning, we cut east on I-90 to
northbound 203 which was a cool, winding road to Monroe.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-30-2010, 08:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,636
Posted By grumbler
That would be like making a mountain out of a...

That would be like making a mountain out of a molehill. :huh

There's a photo op in Lowell itself:

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a104/georgefalcon/Motorcycling/2008/10/05/HPIM1076.jpg
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-29-2010, 06:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,636
Posted By grumbler
UPDATE: Heard back from ITD (Idaho Department of...

UPDATE: Heard back from ITD (Idaho Department of Transportation) and there are no plans
to bring that WINDING ROAD NEXT 77 MILES road sign back. It was relocated 22 miles west
to just east of the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-28-2010, 01:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,636
Posted By grumbler
Beats being a called psychopath! :D ...

Beats being a called psychopath! :D

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3278/2549547997_e8540f6f61.jpg
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-28-2010, 08:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,636
Posted By grumbler
Apathetic Way To Be Yeah, I'm not angry ...

Apathetic Way To Be

Yeah, I'm not angry
And no, I'm not upset
It's taken me awhile
But this is what I've learned
Emotional attachment is really not a threat
When I'm simply not concerned
...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-27-2010, 11:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,636
Posted By grumbler
I've contacted a couple of official sources as...

I've contacted a couple of official sources as well as
someone near Lowell, and will post the results. Back
in August of 2008 my bud from north of Sacramento
was looking forward to that photo op,...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-26-2010, 04:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,636
Posted By grumbler
At Lolo Summit, definitely. However, the scenery...

At Lolo Summit, definitely. However, the scenery for the
current "99" sign outside Kooskia blows chunks when it's
compared to the old "77" sign by Lowell.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-26-2010, 04:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,636
Posted By grumbler
NFW could I take a picture if it's *not* there!...

NFW could I take a picture if it's *not* there! Besides, am sure
others will be out on that road before I get the opportunity!!!
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