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Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 04:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 765
Posted By Hughlysses
That seat is MUCH more comfortable than it looks.

That seat is MUCH more comfortable than it looks.
Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 08:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 765
Posted By Hughlysses
They also have a new color scheme for the RX: ...

They also have a new color scheme for the RX:

http://www.badweatherbikers.com/buell/messages/713493/750854.jpg

(borrowed from EBR's Facebook page)

Oh yea, and in case you guys haven't seen...
Forum: Beasts 10-12-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 4,483
Views: 941,766
Posted By Hughlysses
^ Nice XT- what's the location?

^ Nice XT- what's the location?
Forum: Road warriors 10-12-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 315
Views: 39,419
Posted By Hughlysses
OT- any rumors from the EBR booth?

OT- any rumors from the EBR booth?
Forum: Beasts 10-12-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 776
Posted By Hughlysses
Chinese 250 Adventure Bike

Interesting, but I don't think I'd buy one:

http://www.advpulse.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/CSC-Headquarters1-561x374.jpg
...
Forum: Beasts 10-11-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 828
Posted By Hughlysses
Glad you got one (or more hopefully!) on order. ...

Glad you got one (or more hopefully!) on order.

You should toast late Beaumont son Johnny Winter while you're there picking up your key. RIP Johnny.
Forum: Road warriors 10-11-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 10,753
Posted By Hughlysses
I updated the chart I made earlier with the...

I updated the chart I made earlier with the reduced price and corrected weight for the SX. Performance specs are taken from the RX test, but they should be close as the engine, gearing, and ECM are...
Forum: Road warriors 10-10-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 10,753
Posted By Hughlysses
Not really. I did a demo ride in July and that...

Not really. I did a demo ride in July and that seat is FAR more comfortable than it looks. RX owners confirm it is a very comfortable seat. It may be that the foam is recessed in the center or...
Forum: Road warriors 10-10-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 315
Views: 39,419
Posted By Hughlysses
:lol3

:lol3
Forum: Road warriors 10-10-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 10,753
Posted By Hughlysses
EBR announced $2k off the 1190SX this week (the...

EBR announced $2k off the 1190SX this week (the RX was discounted $2k a month or 2 ago).

http://www.badweatherbikers.com/buell/messages/713493/750385.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 10-07-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 315
Views: 39,419
Posted By Hughlysses
So, rent a cruiser with a ~26" seat height, ride...

So, rent a cruiser with a ~26" seat height, ride it for a week. When you get back on the Scrambler, it'll feel like a nose-bleed high dirt bike! :D
Forum: Road warriors 10-06-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 286
Views: 55,888
Posted By Hughlysses
While the details are different, the latest...

While the details are different, the latest Ducati is very much in the same school as the VT500FT:

http://images.motorcycle-usa.com/PhotoGallerys/xlarge/635476911829851954Ducati-Scrambler3.jpg
...
Forum: Road warriors 10-05-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 315
Views: 39,419
Posted By Hughlysses
Na, like me, you're WAY too old to be a hipster...

Na, like me, you're WAY too old to be a hipster (although I do like some of their beer and food and music). I like the Scrambler a whole lot, too. I just don't think Ducati's marketing is aimed at...
Forum: Road warriors 10-05-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 315
Views: 39,419
Posted By Hughlysses
Well, the advertising for both bikes looks like...

Well, the advertising for both bikes looks like they're aiming squarely at the hipster crowd. I can see a new rider with little idea what sort of motorcycle they want going for either bike on looks...
Forum: Road warriors 10-03-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 742
Views: 97,360
Posted By Hughlysses
Agreed, but the point is that apparently a lot of...

Agreed, but the point is that apparently a lot of people (at least in this thread) would like to see a V-twin motorcycle with this sort of styling, power, handling and brakes, but with "standard"...
Forum: Road warriors 10-02-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 742
Views: 97,360
Posted By Hughlysses
Understood, but if someone REALLY wanted a...

Understood, but if someone REALLY wanted a "standard" Scout, it wouldn't be a huge feat of engineering to modify one. Move the pegs and foot controls rearward about a foot, and build a taller seat....
Forum: Road warriors 10-02-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 315
Views: 39,419
Posted By Hughlysses
Lots of photos here: ...

Lots of photos here:

http://www.autoevolution.com/news/more-ducati-scrambler-close-up-pics-and-full-tech-specs-photo-galleryvideo-87293.html#
Forum: Road warriors 10-01-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 315
Views: 39,419
Posted By Hughlysses
You're probably right on the choice. There's a...

You're probably right on the choice. There's a reasonable variety in 18" front tires out there although most of them are bias ply. I'd be interested to try one of these Pirellis on my Ascot...
Forum: Road warriors 10-01-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 315
Views: 39,419
Posted By Hughlysses
Well, the pure pavement guys would want a 17"...

Well, the pure pavement guys would want a 17" front, the dirt guys would want a 19" (or 21", but we'll leave them out), so I guess they split the difference and went with 18". Seems like a...
Forum: Road warriors 09-30-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 315
Views: 39,419
Posted By Hughlysses
Article I saw said at dealers March 2015.

Article I saw said at dealers March 2015.
Forum: Road warriors 09-30-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 315
Views: 39,419
Posted By Hughlysses
~$8600 US list according to LA Times article. ...

~$8600 US list according to LA Times article.

Wow. :thumb
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-29-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,031
Posted By Hughlysses
I still crack up every time I look at those pics....

I still crack up every time I look at those pics. IIRC, he said he opened the drawers to tool chests weeks later and found a layer of baking soda in those too.

At any rate, soda would probably...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-29-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,031
Posted By Hughlysses
Cool project. Here's all you need to know about...

Cool project. Here's all you need to know about blasting in one post:

http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=14253267&postcount=86

:lol3
Forum: Beasts 09-28-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 828
Posted By Hughlysses
You can find your nearest dealer at Buell.com. ...

You can find your nearest dealer at Buell.com. There are only a couple in Louisiana, but there are a good many in Texas.
Forum: Beasts 09-27-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 828
Posted By Hughlysses
HD/Buell dealers are still supporting them. If...

HD/Buell dealers are still supporting them. If the locksmith is too pricey, you can order a key based on the VIN from an authorized dealer.
Forum: Beasts 09-24-2014, 02:52 AM
Replies: 4,483
Views: 941,766
Posted By Hughlysses
Just sand until you're happy with it. I'd...

Just sand until you're happy with it. I'd suggest starting with fairly fine grit, like 240 or so. That may be good enough for you, or you might want to go a couple of grades finer.

The only...
Forum: Beasts 09-23-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 4,483
Views: 941,766
Posted By Hughlysses
It's stainless steel; you can sand it out. If...

It's stainless steel; you can sand it out. If you really want it to shine, start with about 120 grit and work up to 400 grit (sand in alternate directions with each grade), then polish with...
Forum: Beasts 09-15-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 4,483
Views: 941,766
Posted By Hughlysses
Interesting info up at AIMExpo's site; they're...

Interesting info up at AIMExpo's site; they're saying EBR will debut the all-new EBR 1190AX in Orlando next month:

http://www.aimexpousa.com/motorcycle-manufacturers/

We know the AX is...
Forum: Road warriors 09-11-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,095
Posted By Hughlysses
If this Hero advertising poster is accurate,...

If this Hero advertising poster is accurate, apparently EBR considerably exceeded their customer's goal of "competing on price alone" :D
...
Forum: Road warriors 09-09-2014, 02:03 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,756
Posted By Hughlysses
I installed a new rotor with the EBR mounting...

I installed a new rotor with the EBR mounting hardware kit and EBC pads on my Uly ~4 years ago and have had no pulsing since. The improved hardware seems to be the key; lots of other Buell riders...
Forum: Road warriors 09-06-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 742
Views: 97,360
Posted By Hughlysses
You'd have to buy her a piece of jewelry...

You'd have to buy her a piece of jewelry comparable in cost to the Scout. If your budget will support it, go for it. :D
Forum: Road warriors 09-05-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 530
Posted By Hughlysses
I don't see parts being a problem any time soon. ...

I don't see parts being a problem any time soon. American Sport Bike sells both OEM and aftermarket replacement parts and I imagine they'll support the bikes long after HD has quit. Twin Cycles...
Forum: Road warriors 09-05-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,756
Posted By Hughlysses
Hey Gemini, glad you made it over to ADVrider. I...

Hey Gemini, glad you made it over to ADVrider. I see you're getting a typical ADVrider welcome. Hey, wait a minute- this isn't Jomama. Y'all lighten up on the new guy!

Speaking of the AX, there...
Forum: Beasts 09-02-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 4,483
Views: 941,766
Posted By Hughlysses
Interesting- the interview at Cycle World I...

Interesting- the interview at Cycle World I linked above has been removed. :confused
Forum: Beasts 08-31-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 4,483
Views: 941,766
Posted By Hughlysses
Pumps here in SC say "contains up to 10%...

Pumps here in SC say "contains up to 10% ethanol". There are few stations that sell non-ethanol premium and some that sell non-ethanol regular. I noticed a strange phenomena last week. ...
Forum: Beasts 08-31-2014, 04:48 AM
Replies: 4,483
Views: 941,766
Posted By Hughlysses
My 2007 got 48-50 MPG for the first 30k miles,...

My 2007 got 48-50 MPG for the first 30k miles, until the crank failed. I installed a 2009 engine and wiring harness and now I routinely get 40-45 MPG. This seems to be typical for most 2008-up Uly...
Forum: Beasts 08-30-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 4,483
Views: 941,766
Posted By Hughlysses
The current EBR RX and SX have traction control...

The current EBR RX and SX have traction control (with 20 level settings plus OFF) but no ABS, yet.
Forum: Beasts 08-30-2014, 04:27 AM
Replies: 4,483
Views: 941,766
Posted By Hughlysses
Just found this article on Cycle World's website...

Just found this article on Cycle World's website which has a little info on EBR's planned adventure bike, the AX:
...
Forum: Road warriors 08-29-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 10,753
Posted By Hughlysses
And.... here's Cycle World's first ride report: ...

And.... here's Cycle World's first ride report:

http://www.cycleworld.com/2014/08/29/2015-ebr-1190sx-first-ride-naked-sportbike-motorcycle-review-photos-specifications/?src=SOC&dom=fb
...
Forum: Road warriors 08-29-2014, 04:57 AM
Replies: 742
Views: 97,360
Posted By Hughlysses
Compare it with an early model V-Rod. Compared...

Compare it with an early model V-Rod. Compared to that the peg placement practically makes it a sport bike. :lol3
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