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Forum: Road warriors 02-20-2015, 06:54 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,251
Posted By IHWillys
FJ1200. Ken

FJ1200.

Ken
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-17-2015, 04:56 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,846
Posted By IHWillys
Not to mention the Norton presented as a...

Not to mention the Norton presented as a benchmark is rated at 80 HP, is a an entirely new bike and appears to be in stock form.

I like both bikes but I might get along better with the guy that...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-12-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 12,793
Views: 1,705,599
Posted By IHWillys
We are in agreement then. I apologize for the...

We are in agreement then. I apologize for the hijack.

Ken
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-11-2015, 07:30 PM
Replies: 12,793
Views: 1,705,599
Posted By IHWillys
I don't know. I guess I am weak to the forces of...

I don't know. I guess I am weak to the forces of change.

My XS was a clapped out chopper when I bought it in '97 and resurrected it into a cafe/tracker sort of thing. Now it's an "I don't know...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-27-2015, 09:16 AM
Replies: 36,121
Views: 9,397,603
Posted By IHWillys
That's awesome. Ken

That's awesome.

Ken
Forum: Road warriors 01-14-2015, 01:39 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,004
Posted By IHWillys
My main complaint with this Yamaha would be what...

My main complaint with this Yamaha would be what appears to me to be an overly long wheelbase. Next would be the slightly padded skateboard style seat. Tuck the rear wheel in a bit more with a...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-30-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 8,331
Views: 481,477
Posted By IHWillys
I'm not yet a player but intend to be one...

I'm not yet a player but intend to be one someday. If there was a vote to be placed, mine would be for moto only.

That said, my experience between a heavier, lower center of gravity streetbike...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-14-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,786
Posted By IHWillys
I am in the finishing stage of building a small...

I am in the finishing stage of building a small cabin for use as my office. The above is so correct, it pains me. Live and learn. I am way over on time and budget. I had to spend a fair amount of...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-13-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 15,288
Views: 1,204,570
Posted By IHWillys
I am jealous. For now... Ken

I am jealous. For now...

Ken
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-10-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 15,288
Views: 1,204,570
Posted By IHWillys
That made me chuckle... a WWII Allied "invasion...

That made me chuckle... a WWII Allied "invasion star" on a German made vehicle.

Ken
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-04-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,056
Posted By IHWillys
Because while the starter couldn't do it by...

Because while the starter couldn't do it by itself, it would help turn the engine in combination with the push start. Thus I was more likely to get it to start the first time when doing both.

Ken
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-04-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,056
Posted By IHWillys
Where? All over town. My first streetbike was...

Where? All over town. My first streetbike was an '82 750 Virago that was well used when I bought it. I probably push started it more times in the 3 years it was my only transportation than I did...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-28-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,785
Posted By IHWillys
In Colorado this is being attempted. A new alert...

In Colorado this is being attempted. A new alert system, similar to the Amber Alert, allows for quickly informing the public about vehicles sought for a hit and run.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-28-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 4,385
Views: 462,730
Posted By IHWillys
I recall that nearly every time a question like...

I recall that nearly every time a question like "do you ride a Harley" or "when are you getting a Harley" was asked of me, it was by someone who doesn't ride any motorcycle. It seems to me that...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-05-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 7,522
Views: 3,523,870
Posted By IHWillys
I miss Steamboat Motorcycle Week. My company...

I miss Steamboat Motorcycle Week. My company rented a condo there in the '90s until the end.

Ken
Forum: Old's Cool 03-05-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 18,490
Posted By IHWillys
I've had good results re-proofing using the...

I've had good results re-proofing using the Filson Oil Finish Wax on a Filson jacket and another oiled cotton coat(Australia in brand name but made in Canada... go figure). I wiped it on the fabric...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-28-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,277
Posted By IHWillys
I just read about Miles O'Brien, a journalist,...

I just read about Miles O'Brien, a journalist, having his left arm amputated above the elbow due to compartment syndrome caused by a box falling on it.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-11-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,977
Posted By IHWillys
A friend of mine did this. It requires a bit...

A friend of mine did this. It requires a bit more than just an engine swap. If anyone is truly interested in such a mod I can get more info from him and pass it along.

Ken
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-11-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,172
Posted By IHWillys
More than a few times I drooled over the NR at...

More than a few times I drooled over the NR at LMS, but I did not get to even hear it run.

Ken
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-06-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,550
Posted By IHWillys
This was taken on the Deer Mountain trail in RMNP...

This was taken on the Deer Mountain trail in RMNP a few weeks ago. We left our snow shoes in the car as we didn't need them, even on top(trail was well packed). There should be a little bit more...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-03-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 908
Posted By IHWillys
I loved that as a kid. I had the book version. ...

I loved that as a kid. I had the book version. It was well worn by my repeated reading. That eventually led to a Dirt Bike subscription when I was 11 or so.

Ken
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-10-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,716
Posted By IHWillys
Maybe I'm missing something here but if you don't...

Maybe I'm missing something here but if you don't like Comcast, don't use them. They are not like the utilities with a monopoly on what they provide.

I disconnected the cable to my house...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-02-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 485
Views: 28,029
Posted By IHWillys
That is cheaper than before MMJ in CO came to be....

That is cheaper than before MMJ in CO came to be. In the late '90s, $100 for 1/4 oz of the *best* available was common. The commercial recreational market will eventually meet the MMJ prices. In...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-20-2013, 09:27 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,542
Posted By IHWillys
The land owner may not really care but is forced...

The land owner may not really care but is forced to "care" due to other reasons.

Consider that private property likely has an owner with assets to protect. Someone gets hurt on the property and...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-19-2013, 09:51 AM
Replies: 2,448
Views: 664,272
Posted By IHWillys
That tread seems similar to the Cheng Shin C858...

That tread seems similar to the Cheng Shin C858 to me.
http://images.motorcycle-superstore.com/productimages/OG/0000_cheng_shin_c858_dual_sport_rear_tire_--.jpg

Ken
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-17-2013, 10:19 AM
Replies: 702
Views: 38,776
Posted By IHWillys
Go Rams! Before the Utah State game I...

Go Rams!

Before the Utah State game I stated something to the effect of "This game will be the test of how the bowl game will go down." I'm hoping I was wrong.

Ken
(CSU Alumnus)
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-17-2013, 10:15 AM
Replies: 702
Views: 38,776
Posted By IHWillys
Yeah it is hard to regularly pick the winner...

Yeah it is hard to regularly pick the winner against the spread. That's why a bookie doesn't gamble on who wins by how much. They adjust the line to balance the bets so that the losing bets pay the...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-13-2013, 03:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,234
Posted By IHWillys
I'll second Ray's Motorcycle. I haven't been...

I'll second Ray's Motorcycle. I haven't been there often over the years but they were stand up people when I was.

Ken
Forum: Old's Cool 11-29-2013, 11:20 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 13,269
Posted By IHWillys
I like it. Ken

I like it.

Ken
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-26-2013, 05:15 PM
Replies: 8,331
Views: 481,477
Posted By IHWillys
Oops, I apologize for my errant ways. My bikes...

Oops, I apologize for my errant ways. My bikes are in the garage waiting for more attention before they can be ridden.

Ken
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-26-2013, 04:47 PM
Replies: 8,331
Views: 481,477
Posted By IHWillys
Which are these, Atlas or Titan? Ken

Which are these, Atlas or Titan?

Ken
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-26-2013, 04:11 PM
Replies: 509
Views: 54,423
Posted By IHWillys
For years I rode/drove up 34 weekly as a good...

For years I rode/drove up 34 weekly as a good friend of mine lived in Drake. His house survived the '76 flood while the houses across from it and next door did not. It on was on the outside of the...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-04-2013, 10:51 AM
Replies: 8,331
Views: 481,477
Posted By IHWillys
Remember the Dragon Slide... Ken

Remember the Dragon Slide...

Ken
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-25-2013, 01:02 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 25,569
Posted By IHWillys
In the spirit of the thread, here's a short...

In the spirit of the thread, here's a short course on how to build a cafe racer which, with just a few changes, would cover bobbers too.

Ichiban Cafe Racer build:
...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-25-2013, 08:50 AM
Replies: 12,793
Views: 1,705,599
Posted By IHWillys
At $800, this seems to me like a good deal *if*...

At $800, this seems to me like a good deal *if* the carb work is all it needs and the tank coating was done correctly.

http://images.craigslist.org/00C0C_7SKNVD9r8Ck_600x450.jpg

1992 GS500 runs...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-10-2013, 11:25 AM
Replies: 2,448
Views: 664,272
Posted By IHWillys
My question would be how he knows it is just the...

My question would be how he knows it is just the head gasket. No compression could very well be an issue much worse than a blown head gasket.

Then, if it truly is just a blown head gasket, why...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-02-2013, 05:58 PM
Replies: 2,824
Views: 1,443,206
Posted By IHWillys
On a related note, Duro currently offers a tire...

On a related note, Duro currently offers a tire that looks a lot like the old MT-53. Google "Duro HF308". I've seen 3.50-19 4-ply and 4.00-18 4-ply for sale. The 4.00-19 is a 6 ply.

Ken
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-26-2013, 03:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,206
Posted By IHWillys
Wow, I didn't realize I am a condescending A hole...

Wow, I didn't realize I am a condescending A hole AND a green bigot. I thought I was just a condescending A hole...

Ken
Forum: Old's Cool 09-24-2013, 10:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,271
Posted By IHWillys
The XS650 is receiving the same attention and the...

The XS650 is receiving the same attention and the various related sites illustrate that with the multitude of "build" threads where it seems that, regardless of the level of hackmanship, every...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-11-2013, 06:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,644
Posted By IHWillys
I used Caswell epoxy on a tank 4 years ago. It...

I used Caswell epoxy on a tank 4 years ago. It has had fuel with10% ethanol in it since then. No issues.

Ken
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