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Forum: Beasts 11-25-2007, 08:29 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,503
Posted By Ruff Ride
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a354/Christna/P1...

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a354/Christna/P1080840.jpg

Take a look at the very bottom of this picture I bolted an L bracket directly on the side plates on the head light shroud. You can...
Forum: Beasts 11-25-2007, 08:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,357
Posted By Ruff Ride
cal si screen

The good folks at http://www.calsci.com/ (http://www.calsci.com/) have a template of a touring screen for the Uly. It is not shown but they have a template. It should work well for the 6 and over...
Forum: Beasts 11-10-2007, 08:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,513
Posted By Ruff Ride
Bags and bike

I replaced the bags with a new bike. I was in Vegas for work had some time off and was out wandering around when it happened. I saw a BMW K1200s sitting on a lot asked how much, he said $10.800. How...
Forum: Beasts 11-03-2007, 08:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,513
Posted By Ruff Ride
uly side bags

My stock ones are up for grabs. Check the flea market
Forum: Beasts 10-08-2007, 11:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 770
Posted By Ruff Ride
Zipper went bad on my deluxe bag. Only had it 6...

Zipper went bad on my deluxe bag. Only had it 6 mo. Not to worry $20 bucks and she is better than new. Had an upholstry shop put a new zipper in. I looked and the only other bag I would get was the...
Forum: Beasts 10-08-2007, 11:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,406
Posted By Ruff Ride
I am with FT BSTRD best I can get is 4K rear 8K...

I am with FT BSTRD best I can get is 4K rear 8K front. I am running the 616s right now I will try street only next round. Thought I might try battle axes. I have had good luck with them on tour bikes...
Forum: Beasts 06-24-2007, 11:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,357
Posted By Ruff Ride
screen

No worries I will keep you posted. He installed a screen in a different way on Thursday. He moved the angle up to give more room, this created some buffeting. The distance between rider and screen is...
Forum: Beasts 06-20-2007, 06:24 PM
Replies: 4,483
Views: 942,119
Posted By Ruff Ride
NC to Ca

[Ruff Ride: YOU SUCK! :nod Nice pictures :thumb BTW how far is it to your house from NC?]

It is along way, If you ever make it to central Cal let me know.
Forum: Beasts 06-20-2007, 06:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,357
Posted By Ruff Ride
zig zag

The problems with getting a tall screen on our bike are the low front fly screen and sensative steering input. Given time I think he will figure out how to make it all work. Naturally there will be...
Forum: Beasts 06-20-2007, 07:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,357
Posted By Ruff Ride
screen

Will do, I will post pics as well.
Forum: Beasts 06-19-2007, 11:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 11,556
Posted By Ruff Ride
Loved my 850

loved the 850 I had in Japan. It was a great bike. Smooth flickable comfortable and felt light. Hope Yamaha give the US another shot at the TDM.
Forum: Beasts 06-19-2007, 11:07 PM
Replies: 4,483
Views: 942,119
Posted By Ruff Ride
My back yar

I get tired of the dragon.http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z129/ruffmoto/biketrip047.jpg Sorry you guys have 19 miles to ride back there.
Here are a few shots of my back yard....
Forum: Beasts 06-19-2007, 10:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,357
Posted By Ruff Ride
XB12X tall tour screen

Take heart tall distance riders it looks like a great windshield is on the horizon. Mark at California Scientific is working on a screen for us 6+ guys. He is in the development stage and it will be...
Forum: Beasts 06-14-2007, 08:55 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,524
Posted By Ruff Ride
red one

Met a single girl in San Jose that asked what kind of bike do you ride. At the time I was on a BMW she said oh well I like ducati I knew in an instant that I was not man enough due to my bike choice....
Forum: Beasts 06-14-2007, 08:46 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,553
Posted By Ruff Ride
You want one you call. If you know you are buying...

You want one you call. If you know you are buying then call the 2 closest dealers if you have 2 and bid them. I never walk in a shop to have some idiot sell me a bike. I got my 06 in April for...
Forum: Beasts 06-12-2007, 11:23 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,524
Posted By Ruff Ride
crack me up.

FT BSTRD,

Wish you were not on the other side of the US I would love to hang out. You make me laugh out loud almost every time I read one of your posts.

Jawk,

If you got the money to take...
Forum: Beasts 05-31-2007, 12:27 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,152
Posted By Ruff Ride
looked at both

The uly spoke to me. I love the belt; I hate chains. I will do most my service work once coverage runs out; no valve adjustments. It is a great tool for commute, city, twisties, tour, and gravel/dirt...
Forum: Beasts 05-30-2007, 11:43 PM
Replies: 4,483
Views: 942,119
Posted By Ruff Ride
thought I would contribute

http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z129/ruffmoto/pirate009.jpg

Nothin special just a great bike.
Forum: Beasts 05-30-2007, 05:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,647
Posted By Ruff Ride
sorry to hear that

Sorry to hear that, never left stranded by one they always got me home. I think the tiger would be a fine choice.
Forum: Beasts 05-30-2007, 04:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,647
Posted By Ruff Ride
<TABLE class=MsoNormalTable style="BACKGROUND:...

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Forum: Beasts 05-30-2007, 11:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,647
Posted By Ruff Ride
the numbers

I will check on the numbers but I am pretty sure. I know the BMW holds it load better.
Forum: Beasts 05-30-2007, 01:09 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,038
Posted By Ruff Ride
love this bike

I love this bike but that may not mean you will. Go ride it! It is very difficult for me to compare it to a DL. If I try I may not give you the right information and I may offend. It is tall and big...
Forum: Beasts 05-29-2007, 10:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 728
Posted By Ruff Ride
trumk

I have an extra HB trunk if you are interested pm me. It is the TC42 topcase. The hb is as quick to remove and is more secure than a Givi. The rack it mounts to is much less anoying when used as a...
Forum: Beasts 05-29-2007, 01:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,647
Posted By Ruff Ride
Taste then eat

Try to ride each before you buy. You said you don't have much to spend.
1100 Gs will haul more than a 1000 Vstrom. Look up the numbers Gross Vehicle wieght. The Vstrom is faster and will out do the...
Forum: Beasts 05-29-2007, 01:01 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,038
Posted By Ruff Ride
The suspension, the R&D required for a new model,...

The suspension, the R&D required for a new model, the steel braided brake lines, the 6 piston front brake, the Harley motor and the American wages to put it all together. <?xml:namespace prefix = o...
Forum: Beasts 05-24-2007, 07:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,441
Posted By Ruff Ride
clean air

Clean air is key. I used a constant reflectin in the screen for a marker. As I rode I moved my head up till I was in clean air. I noted the position of the refection and marked it when I got home....
Forum: Beasts 05-24-2007, 12:58 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,386
Posted By Ruff Ride
do it right

If you are going to get a seat doit right. This is the place to go. http://www.day-long.com/

Well okay you could go here as well
http://billmayersaddles.com/october25homepage.html

Both are...
Forum: Beasts 05-23-2007, 10:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,441
Posted By Ruff Ride
Good input

Here is my version.http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a354/Christna/P1080839.jpg


http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a354/Christna/P1080840.jpg

I understand this bike is twitchy. I had a 950...
Forum: Beasts 05-23-2007, 06:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,441
Posted By Ruff Ride
same screen

Gamdh,

You and I have the same screen. When I look at the picture you posted of the prototype I am looking at the same shield I came up with when I cut my 26 inch down.

I sent you a PM.
Forum: Beasts 05-19-2007, 01:24 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,036
Posted By Ruff Ride
1 more choice?

What about the KTM 640?
http://www.ktmusa.com/640-Adventure.38.20.html

The seat hight is 37.2" that should give you some room to streach out. Might be better for on/off road ask the crush and...
Forum: Beasts 05-18-2007, 11:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,441
Posted By Ruff Ride
My experience

I bought a Parabellum tall screen and found that the mounts that go to the handle bar cross brace cause a stability problem at 80mph and above. I cut mine down. The prototype that is 16 tall will...
Forum: Beasts 05-18-2007, 06:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,400
Posted By Ruff Ride
pegs

Had an 03 DL1000. Watch out for your centerstand on the left side. The piece that bends around the pipe that you step on can dragg in a left hander. I took a sledge hammer and pushed it back so the...
Forum: Beasts 05-18-2007, 05:54 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,961
Posted By Ruff Ride
loft the rear

I was able to loft the rear with my stock 06 break pads. I don't like the way they feel, they do not give me the feedback I want. Fatbastard you say pull them and replace ASAP or should I let the...
Forum: Beasts 05-02-2007, 08:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,652
Posted By Ruff Ride
Windshield

What windshield is that?
Forum: Beasts 05-01-2007, 05:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,733
Posted By Ruff Ride
Buell mounts avalible

They sell the side mounts seperate but not the top rack/bag mount. I asked and was told I could buy the mounts without bags. You just have to say are you sure?
www.mcguier-hd.com...
Forum: Beasts 04-24-2007, 04:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 717
Posted By Ruff Ride
Thanks as always for the help

Thanks for the help I will run my own fused power and a relay. The fog light will be switchable on off independantly of all other lights. The driving light will be on a relay activated by the high...
Forum: Beasts 04-23-2007, 07:55 PM
Replies: 3,322
Views: 933,255
Posted By Ruff Ride
JP spec

I had an 850 in Japan I loved that bike. Wish they sold them here. The 900 looks so cool. I got mine used from Red Barron in Hachiogi. Tanaka-san the manager was fantastic.
Forum: Beasts 04-23-2007, 06:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 717
Posted By Ruff Ride
Uly; pulling power need help

So how do I pull power off the aux sections of the fuse box on the Uly. Can any one shed some light? Is the secret under the box?
Forum: Beasts 04-23-2007, 11:57 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,202
Posted By Ruff Ride
ride report

I have about 650 miles on the bike. First 500 were spent up at the lake. (Hwy 121,128) You are supposed to vary speed so I took an opportunity to scrub in the tires as well. The bike is very...
Forum: Beasts 04-11-2007, 12:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,092
Posted By Ruff Ride
Thanks for the input

Thanks to you all. (Yes I meant in the dirt.) Well I got rid of my chicken strips today. :evil (Hwy 128) I need to understand the bike a little more before I start messing with the suspension. It is...
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