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Forum: Road warriors 07-31-2012, 08:05 AM
Replies: 2,287
Views: 608,678
Posted By BusinessSocks
I bought this '05 Fat Boy last October....

I bought this '05 Fat Boy last October. Unfortunately for my Scrambler and Sportster, it has quickly become my go-to motorcycle.

http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u191/bwmarsto/FirstTripOct11.jpg
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-13-2012, 10:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,227
Posted By BusinessSocks
I stayed in a Thompson's Motel in Franklin, WV...

I stayed in a Thompson's Motel in Franklin, WV once. I got caught in a downpour while crossing the mountains from Virginia into West Virginia. Yikes. I slept in my clothes inside my sleeping bag on...
Forum: Ride reports 03-28-2011, 09:27 AM
Replies: 1,264
Views: 650,262
Posted By BusinessSocks
Excellent report so far. Good luck, fellas.

Excellent report so far. Good luck, fellas.
Forum: Ride reports 01-01-2011, 08:56 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 12,282
Posted By BusinessSocks
Enjoyed the last one. Looking forward to this...

Enjoyed the last one. Looking forward to this one. I really have nothing more constructive to add. Thanks.
Forum: Beasts 09-28-2010, 01:41 PM
Replies: 21,192
Views: 6,121,228
Posted By BusinessSocks
Your girlfriend shouldn't burn her legs. That's...

Your girlfriend shouldn't burn her legs. That's what the heat shields are for. My ex-girlfriend loved riding my Scrambler, as a matter of fact, it was her favorite bike to ride with me out of a...
Forum: Ride reports 07-30-2010, 10:47 AM
Replies: 365
Views: 179,458
Posted By BusinessSocks
Nice. So far, so good.

Nice. So far, so good.
Forum: Ride reports 07-28-2010, 01:30 PM
Replies: 407
Views: 76,101
Posted By BusinessSocks
Spike, I dig the blog post. I just wish I could...

Spike, I dig the blog post. I just wish I could get the pictures to zoom or enlarge (maybe I just don't know what I'm doing).
Forum: Beasts 07-28-2010, 08:26 AM
Replies: 21,192
Views: 6,121,228
Posted By BusinessSocks
I agree.

I agree.
Forum: Beasts 07-27-2010, 02:14 PM
Replies: 21,192
Views: 6,121,228
Posted By BusinessSocks
Strangest thing, it was pointing at 1500 when I...

Strangest thing, it was pointing at 1500 when I began my hour long ride yesterday afternoon. When I stopped for gas 15 minutes in, I noticed the tach had begun to operate normally again.

That's...
Forum: Beasts 07-26-2010, 05:48 AM
Replies: 21,192
Views: 6,121,228
Posted By BusinessSocks
No, it reads as if it were zeroed at whatever...

No, it reads as if it were zeroed at whatever number the needle pointed to when the engine stopped running. Then it decides to change the number it points to when turned off, so it's hard to say,...
Forum: Beasts 07-23-2010, 06:37 AM
Replies: 21,192
Views: 6,121,228
Posted By BusinessSocks
Speaking of gauges, I recently purchased the...

Speaking of gauges, I recently purchased the Triumph accessory tachometer. I installed it on Wednesday and by Thursday, the needle was stuck at 2500 rpm with the bike's engine not running. Today, it...
Forum: Beasts 05-27-2010, 05:53 PM
Replies: 21,192
Views: 6,121,228
Posted By BusinessSocks
You would think the dealer would remap the efi,...

You would think the dealer would remap the efi, but I'm beginning to wonder whether they did or not.

I considered removing the AI system, but I'm not sure how that would affect the warranty. I may...
Forum: Beasts 05-27-2010, 12:43 PM
Replies: 21,192
Views: 6,121,228
Posted By BusinessSocks
Head Pipes

Triumph head pipes change colors. We all know that, but how far does the color change travel down the length of the pipe?

I have an efi bike with 4,600 miles and dealer installed off-road...
Forum: Ride reports 05-17-2010, 07:21 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 15,468
Posted By BusinessSocks
Decent read so far, right?

Decent read so far, right?
Forum: Ride reports 05-10-2010, 06:31 PM
Replies: 318
Views: 115,539
Posted By BusinessSocks
Man, it sure is great to read another update to...

Man, it sure is great to read another update to this thread. No disappointments, as usual.
Forum: Beasts 04-22-2010, 12:36 PM
Replies: 21,192
Views: 6,121,228
Posted By BusinessSocks
Yep. I've got the same complex. I'm...

Yep. I've got the same complex.



I'm not Island Moose, but that's what I use them for, and it works for me.
Forum: Beasts 03-24-2010, 10:47 AM
Replies: 21,192
Views: 6,121,228
Posted By BusinessSocks
Please report back how this went for you. I'm...

Please report back how this went for you. I'm interested in doing the same thing to my '09.
Forum: Beasts 03-12-2010, 12:03 PM
Replies: 21,192
Views: 6,121,228
Posted By BusinessSocks
Yesterday was a beautiful day in rural Tennessee....

Yesterday was a beautiful day in rural Tennessee.

http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u191/bwmarsto/FirstRideofSpring2010res.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 02-25-2010, 09:09 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 33,129
Posted By BusinessSocks
Marking my spot so I can follow along. Good luck.

Marking my spot so I can follow along. Good luck.
Forum: Ride reports 02-25-2010, 09:08 AM
Replies: 1,529
Views: 376,936
Posted By BusinessSocks
I've got to mark this report so I can keep from...

I've got to mark this report so I can keep from losing it before I finish reading it.
Forum: Ride reports 02-25-2010, 08:00 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,551
Posted By BusinessSocks
I've never heard of Tarkington's General Store,...

I've never heard of Tarkington's General Store, but now that I have, it is on my list of places to visit this Spring or Summer. I ride through that area fairly often. Hickman County has some really...
Forum: Ride reports 01-12-2010, 08:39 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 34,645
Posted By BusinessSocks
Your bike is looking good. Nice refurb.

Your bike is looking good. Nice refurb.
Forum: Ride reports 12-04-2009, 05:48 AM
Replies: 318
Views: 115,539
Posted By BusinessSocks
Man, I hope we get some more of this report soon....

Man, I hope we get some more of this report soon. Looking forward to it, anyway.
Forum: Beasts 12-03-2009, 12:39 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 14,516
Posted By BusinessSocks
Sweet. I'm looking forward to it.

Sweet. I'm looking forward to it.
Forum: Beasts 12-03-2009, 10:14 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 14,516
Posted By BusinessSocks
That sounds absolutely fantastic. I'm with the...

That sounds absolutely fantastic. I'm with the others when I say: more and bigger pics, please!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-02-2009, 01:25 PM
Replies: 1,148
Views: 99,476
Posted By BusinessSocks
I took my test in 2001 on a borrowed 1993 Honda...

I took my test in 2001 on a borrowed 1993 Honda Nighthawk 750. I bought that bike in 2003 to ride during graduate school. My father now owns that bike, and I still ride it occasionally.
Forum: Ride reports 11-24-2009, 07:24 AM
Replies: 578
Views: 301,150
Posted By BusinessSocks
Absolutely awesome.

Absolutely awesome.
Forum: Ride reports 11-23-2009, 06:08 PM
Replies: 318
Views: 115,539
Posted By BusinessSocks
Anxiously awaiting more... I really like...

Anxiously awaiting more...

I really like reports involving old bikes.
Forum: Ride reports 11-23-2009, 08:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 13,394
Posted By BusinessSocks
I love to see folks tackling trips like this on a...

I love to see folks tackling trips like this on a Scrambler. Inspiring, to say the least.
Forum: Ride reports 11-20-2009, 08:16 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,645
Posted By BusinessSocks
Good report. I'm enjoying it so far.

Good report. I'm enjoying it so far.
Forum: Ride reports 11-20-2009, 08:01 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 34,645
Posted By BusinessSocks
I found your ride report last night, just before...

I found your ride report last night, just before going to bed. I had to stay up way too late reading it. I was hooked right from the start.

As I read your account of your travels, I tried to...
Forum: Ride reports 09-24-2009, 05:23 AM
Replies: 1,730
Views: 1,055,565
Posted By BusinessSocks
Amazing. Inspiring. The combination of text,...

Amazing. Inspiring. The combination of text, pictures, and videos make this a most excellent ride report.

I'm looking forward to its finish.
Forum: Beasts 09-17-2009, 12:29 PM
Replies: 21,192
Views: 6,121,228
Posted By BusinessSocks
Thanks. Do you have any trouble with the soft...

Thanks. Do you have any trouble with the soft bags resting on the mufflers?
Forum: Ride reports 09-15-2009, 01:49 PM
Replies: 2,166
Views: 780,871
Posted By BusinessSocks
This is definitely an interesting thread. I...

This is definitely an interesting thread.

I try to imagine what circumstances would lead to my ability to begin this type of journey. Currently it seems I can only keep my fingers crossed.

Good...
Forum: Beasts 09-15-2009, 10:50 AM
Replies: 21,192
Views: 6,121,228
Posted By BusinessSocks
What kind of saddle bags are you using?

What kind of saddle bags are you using?
Forum: Trip Planning 09-14-2009, 11:13 AM
Replies: 314
Views: 133,206
Posted By BusinessSocks
There's a lot of good stuff here. Thanks for all...

There's a lot of good stuff here. Thanks for all of the helpful contributions to this thread. I look forward to using a number of them.
Forum: Ride reports 09-14-2009, 09:52 AM
Replies: 1,120
Views: 650,358
Posted By BusinessSocks
Please (directed to all readers, not erica728...

Please (directed to all readers, not erica728 singularly) PM me with info on seafood in Maine (or the east coast in general) as well. I am leaving Tennessee this Friday and plan to arrive in Maine by...
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