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Forum: Equipment 01-03-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 290
Views: 94,631
Posted By ScottFree
I assume from these dimensions that you slid the...

I assume from these dimensions that you slid the new tubing over the existing legs (measured at just over 0.500" on my Helinox chair). So... how did you get the original feet off? Mine seem to be...
Forum: Road warriors 08-20-2011, 10:48 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 9,375
Posted By ScottFree
Longest in years: '99 Buell M2, purchased 8/99,...

Longest in years: '99 Buell M2, purchased 8/99, now up for sale with 64K miles

Longest in miles: '90 Harley FLHS, purchased 6/90, sold 9/99 with 135K miles

Therein lies the rub: if you ride it...
Forum: Road warriors 08-20-2011, 10:40 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 15,101
Posted By ScottFree
FLTR is a "Cruiser"? Alas, Seems So...

I had been surprised (and a little put off) by the constant reference to Harley touring bikes as "cruisers." I certainly don't consider my 1990 FLHTC (my second 1990 bagger; the first was sold off in...
Forum: Road warriors 07-28-2011, 09:54 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 42,362
Posted By ScottFree
The "thud" indicates the damper's hitting its...

The "thud" indicates the damper's hitting its limits (it's probably not the seat hitting the frame; it's most likely the shock bottoming). You may need to adjust the air up a bit. More likely, you're...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-28-2011, 09:25 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 12,184
Posted By ScottFree
So you were looking for trouble, and you found...

So you were looking for trouble, and you found what you were looking for. What's the complaint again?

By the way, if I read your words correctly, it seems like the guy was in agreement with you....
Forum: Road warriors 07-24-2011, 07:38 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 42,362
Posted By ScottFree
Actually, it was called the "Street Rod" and was...

Actually, it was called the "Street Rod" and was the only VR with inverted forks. The "Night Rod" was a fairly standard Vrod with the "dark custom" black treatment.
Forum: Road warriors 07-24-2011, 12:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,865
Posted By ScottFree
Try to find a park with one of these: ...

Try to find a park with one of these:

https://sites.google.com/site/danielcstarr/splash.jpg

Much more fun than schlepping rags and buckets down to the parking lot :D
Forum: Road warriors 07-24-2011, 12:11 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 15,101
Posted By ScottFree
These are statements about you, not the bike. So...

These are statements about you, not the bike. So I kinda doubt that getting a different bike will cause you to lose the urge to constantly change it... unless, of course, you buy a bike that's so...
Forum: Road warriors 07-24-2011, 12:07 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 42,362
Posted By ScottFree
...and nobody bought it because the ergonomics...

...and nobody bought it because the ergonomics absolutely sucked. Tall seat, but no legroom due to very high pegs needed to clear the exhaust. If you could sit comfortably on the bike, you couldn't...
Forum: Road warriors 07-24-2011, 12:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,273
Posted By ScottFree
Tell Him To Fix It First

If the only thing wrong is a fuel pump, he should be able to haul it to the local dealer and have that fixed. If he's unwilling, then I'd suspect there are other things wrong with the bike.
Forum: Road warriors 07-24-2011, 11:51 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 20,921
Posted By ScottFree
Rubber mounting is decidedly more complex (from...

Rubber mounting is decidedly more complex (from the owner's standpoint) than counterbalancers. For one thing, the mounts wear out and need to be replaced (check some of the H-D boards; you'll find...
Forum: Road warriors 07-23-2011, 08:19 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,841
Posted By ScottFree
Couple Old Bikes

1990 H-D Electra-Glide Classic: 42-45mpg in suburban riding, on 87-octane gas, cut with ten percent corn likker :1drink . When I can get gas that's not adulterated with agricultural subsidies (oddly...
Forum: Road warriors 07-22-2011, 09:54 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,758
Posted By ScottFree
Are you saying these two highly profitable...

Are you saying these two highly profitable investment firms lost money (or made less than they would have had they put their money elsewhere) by purchasing H-D bonds? If not, I don't see how it meets...
Forum: Road warriors 07-22-2011, 05:16 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 20,921
Posted By ScottFree
The Switchback looks like a good idea. I like the...

The Switchback looks like a good idea. I like the honest 2-into-1 exhaust (no heavy and largely non-functional muffler on the left side), the lower weight and the lower price. It would, of course,...
Forum: Road warriors 07-22-2011, 05:05 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 42,362
Posted By ScottFree
Another Potential Smackdown!

With H-D announcing the new FLD "Switchback" (basically a Dyna dressed up like a Road King), perhaps it's time to consider another smackdown:
...
Forum: Road warriors 07-21-2011, 07:53 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,758
Posted By ScottFree
By "bail out" are you referring to this: ...

By "bail out" are you referring to this:
asphaltandrubber.com: "Federal Reserve Discloses $2.3 Billion Short-Term Loan to Harley-Davidson"...
Forum: Road warriors 07-21-2011, 01:02 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 42,362
Posted By ScottFree
Yeah. A guy who's spending so much on...

Yeah. A guy who's spending so much on chromey-doodies that he can't afford to buy a shirt with sleeves is a major clown. Much more of a clown than, say...

The guy on the Busa clad in full-face...
Forum: Road warriors 07-21-2011, 07:07 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 42,362
Posted By ScottFree
FWIW, I found the following numbers here....

FWIW, I found the following numbers here. (http://ironglassdesign.com/blog/?p=126) They also claim to be RWHP from dyno testing, though note they are "stage one" motors. I'm not sure exactly what...
Forum: Road warriors 07-19-2011, 02:43 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 42,362
Posted By ScottFree
Hmm. I assume you're suggesting that if one...

Hmm. I assume you're suggesting that if one division of the Penske empire has the contract to maintain LASD bikes and another division of the empire owns a number of BMW dealers, the first division...
Forum: Road warriors 07-19-2011, 01:09 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 22,513
Posted By ScottFree
Perhaps because he always claimed his dream was...

Perhaps because he always claimed his dream was an American sportbike? Remember that by the time the AMA jerked the rug out from under the RW750 racer, Erik was making the engines himself in the USA....
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-19-2011, 06:22 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 43,138
Posted By ScottFree
Two In The Whole State?

According to the state of Idaho, there are exactly two waterfalls of any size in the entire state that have not been diverted for irrigation (I learned this the hard way back in 1977, when I made my...
Forum: Road warriors 07-18-2011, 01:14 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 42,362
Posted By ScottFree
You seem to imply two points here: that Harleys...

You seem to imply two points here: that Harleys are ill-suited to those curvy California roads, and that the Midwest is uniformly flat and boring. Neither of these matches my experience.

I've...
Forum: Road warriors 07-18-2011, 08:33 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 42,362
Posted By ScottFree
Well, given the sparsity of BMW's dealer network...

Well, given the sparsity of BMW's dealer network (example: four BMW dealers in Illinois, three of them in the Chicago area, vs. over thirty H-D shops scattered around the state), anyone who doesn't...
Forum: Road warriors 07-17-2011, 04:51 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 42,362
Posted By ScottFree
Having started the discussion of saddlebags (and...

Having started the discussion of saddlebags (and then disappeared out of town for a couple days)...

I guess I've never particularly minded that H-D saddlebags won't accommodate a helmet. When I'm...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-17-2011, 04:34 PM
Replies: 7,000
Views: 2,346,015
Posted By ScottFree
The sign itself isn't that unusual, but as always...

The sign itself isn't that unusual, but as always it's all about location, location, location...

https://sites.google.com/site/danielcstarr/nodumping.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-17-2011, 04:20 PM
Replies: 582
Views: 228,662
Posted By ScottFree
Can't find any pictures of my very first bike, a...

Can't find any pictures of my very first bike, a '73 Kawi S2. Shame, as it was a neat bike, the baby brother of the fire-breathing H1 and H2 two-stroke triples. So here are two pictures of my second...
Forum: Road warriors 07-15-2011, 04:23 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 42,362
Posted By ScottFree
One more thing to consider: if you're looking at...

One more thing to consider: if you're looking at a bike for touring, consider that the Harley saddlebags open at the top. In other words, gravity is your friend; it keeps the contents inside when you...
Forum: Road warriors 07-15-2011, 05:43 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 42,362
Posted By ScottFree
Ah, the slogan of my twenty-six years in the...

Ah, the slogan of my twenty-six years in the computer industry: "IF YOU CAN'T FIX IT, FEATURE IT!!" :rofl

I remember taking a friend's R1100RT for a ride about ten years ago. Got on, started the...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-13-2011, 05:12 AM
Replies: 278
Views: 65,619
Posted By ScottFree
Gonna be crossing it again this afternoon....

Gonna be crossing it again this afternoon. According to the website, this is the last year for the current ferry barge; a new one is under construction. Be interesting to see what it looks like next...
Forum: Road warriors 07-12-2011, 06:40 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 42,362
Posted By ScottFree
"Pirate thing?" Captain Jack Sparrow wouldn't be...

"Pirate thing?" Captain Jack Sparrow wouldn't be caught dead in assless leather chaps! :evil
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-11-2011, 06:28 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 65,619
Posted By ScottFree
Pretty sure it's the same as this ferry: ...

Pretty sure it's the same as this ferry:

https://sites.google.com/site/danielcstarr/cassville.jpg

which is the Cassville Ferry, connecting Cassville, WI, with Turkey Creek, IA. Not as exciting...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-11-2011, 04:19 PM
Replies: 436
Views: 66,696
Posted By ScottFree
This may be the biggest myth of all: ...

This may be the biggest myth of all:

"Motorcycle riding is DANGEROUS!"

Sure, it's not quite as safe as riding the bus or staying home and playing video games. But in the grand scheme of things,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-11-2011, 10:43 AM
Replies: 436
Views: 66,696
Posted By ScottFree
Isaiah 13:3: "I have commanded my holy ones; I...

Isaiah 13:3: "I have commanded my holy ones; I have summoned my warriors to carry out my wrath those who rejoice in my Triumph." (NIV)

The King James version also mentions the "daughters of the...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-09-2011, 06:41 PM
Replies: 3,997
Views: 947,010
Posted By ScottFree
Along County G near New Glarus: ...

Along County G near New Glarus:

https://sites.google.com/site/danielcstarr/underground.jpg

The occupants are keeping cool on a pretty warm afternoon:
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-09-2011, 05:59 PM
Replies: 436
Views: 66,696
Posted By ScottFree
Re "loud pipes save lives": ...

Re "loud pipes save lives":

https://sites.google.com/site/danielcstarr/Shutins2011.jpg

Under the correct circumstances they do drive the grizzlies away from your campsite.
Forum: Road warriors 07-07-2011, 07:53 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 37,599
Posted By ScottFree
Re FXR v. Sportster: having owned and put fairly...

Re FXR v. Sportster: having owned and put fairly significant miles on both bikes, I can say that in my experience at least the FXR was a better handling bike. Caveat: my two FXR's were early FXRT's,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-06-2011, 12:03 PM
Replies: 436
Views: 66,696
Posted By ScottFree
"Win on Sunday, sell on Monday." If that's...

"Win on Sunday, sell on Monday."

If that's the case, why are so many dealers closed on Mondays?
Forum: Road warriors 06-27-2011, 07:26 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 37,599
Posted By ScottFree
Only trouble with the Street Rod is that you need...

Only trouble with the Street Rod is that you need pretty short legs to ride it comfortably. I had such high hopes for this bike when it first came out, but once I threw a leg over one... yes, there's...
Forum: Road warriors 06-24-2011, 03:09 PM
Replies: 4,406
Views: 794,991
Posted By ScottFree
The Aerostich catalog shows some very slick (and...

The Aerostich catalog shows some very slick (and very pricey) bar-end helmet locks. Don't know if they'll work with 1" bars, though.

On my old tube-frame Buell, which I think uses the same...
Forum: Road warriors 06-24-2011, 02:57 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 20,921
Posted By ScottFree
Well, they no doubt spent a lot of money to...

Well, they no doubt spent a lot of money to sponsor that XR1200-only roadracing series; it would be kinda embarrassing to discontinue the bike midway through the racing season...

The XR1200 has a...
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