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Old 01-31-2011, 11:12 AM   #3451
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If you're putting them on a dually bike Happy Trails products make saddlebag mounts for most bikes. All you'd have to do is ship the bags to them and they'd add the proper mounts for your bags before powdercoating. I've used their stuff for ten years on the WoodsWing with excellent results.

One thing--most dually bike's subframes aren't strong enough to handle the increased weight of loaded saddlebags and people have had the ass end of their motorcycle break off during trips. The WoodsWing was stripped and gusseted before the bag mounts were installed. We've ridden two-up with a load with no problems with this setup. Something you might consider before you put 'em on.
I already have the racks that the panniers atatch to for my ulysses. What I dont have are those "L shapped turn knob latches" that you drill the panniers out to attach to the racks. Happy panniers has a set of 8 (2 panniers) for 49.99. I didnt know if if some one new of a more reasonable set.
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Old 01-31-2011, 11:39 AM   #3452
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I already have the racks that the panniers atatch to for my ulysses. What I dont have are those "L shapped turn knob latches" that you drill the panniers out to attach to the racks. Happy panniers has a set of 8 (2 panniers) for 49.99. I didnt know if if some one new of a more reasonable set.
I have Happy Trail racks and mounts on my cheap bags I bought new on Ebay for under $200. I lined the bags myself and have been very happy. I did add hinges as i didn't like dealing with the lids.
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Old 01-31-2011, 05:34 PM   #3453
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Just spent 15 minutes with ticketmaster. Seats 4 & 7 already sold....

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Old 01-31-2011, 09:07 PM   #3454
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Well, I would just love to be around Bedford tomorrow to see nobody getting around town, Except for this person



Should be able to get some really good looks from people out there.

Me, I'm ready for this little storm they say are coming.

I got the chainsaw going today with a new fresh tank of fuel/mix, 4-wheeler windshield installed, 200 gals of propane delivered today for the garage with plenty of work to do for the next couple of days till it is over.
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Old 01-31-2011, 09:41 PM   #3455
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If its too nasty to work tomorrow... I'm going to stud up my front tire and go riding. Secretly I hope hell freezes over. (Or just southern indiana)
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Old 02-01-2011, 11:20 AM   #3456
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damn but the drive home from work last night sucked ass, i spent 20 min scraping no less than 3/8" of ice from my truck... no fun indeed.

today i let dog out and she busted her ass twice in driveway and was walikng very tenderly on grass that was iced up... like walking on a bed of nails.. which was pretty funny. a lil later i walked out to start truck up before work and proceeded to bust my ass as well.

wound up getting a call from work. for the first time ever... i got called off from work due to weather. so i am fully expecting power to go out so i can sit here in dark while old man winter slowly starts creepin up on my ass in here.

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Old 02-01-2011, 11:46 AM   #3457
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Yup, about the same over here in Bloomington. Not that much ice but plenty enough to cover everything. I guess the roads arent too bad, though I haven't been out on them yet. I did however get a new oversized rotor, wheel bearings, and a front tire installed.
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Old 02-01-2011, 05:07 PM   #3458
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I have a feeling your dog was Laughing it ass off at you when you went down......

Everything is shut down.....

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damn but the drive home from work last night sucked ass, i spent 20 min scraping no less than 3/8" of ice from my truck... no fun indeed.

today i let dog out and she busted her ass twice in driveway and was walikng very tenderly on grass that was iced up... like walking on a bed of nails.. which was pretty funny. a lil later i walked out to start truck up before work and proceeded to bust my ass as well.

wound up getting a call from work. for the first time ever... i got called off from work due to weather. so i am fully expecting power to go out so i can sit here in dark while old man winter slowly starts creepin up on my ass in here.

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Old 02-01-2011, 05:41 PM   #3459
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Let's go!

Okay, I'm ready. Who wants to get out and go for a ride? I'll be ready just as soon as it quits raining down here and starts to get some ice accumulation. Glad I cleaned the bike yesterday and brought it home from the shop last night. I'm ready! Bring on the snow & ice!!
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Old 02-01-2011, 07:35 PM   #3460
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Sitting here with the generator powering the furnace and tv so I am happy. Lost power around 7pm.

Got plenty of heat in the shop and worked on the L today and got it running, the rear shock removed and ready to have it reworked.

Was outside a little bit this evening getting the generator all hooked up and the trees out behing the house was cracking and falling everywere.

Sounded like a war zone out there, so there will be alot of trails to clean up now.
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Old 02-01-2011, 07:47 PM   #3461
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Just wanted to share the current weather.





I got out Tuesday after work for an hour and a half on unknown county roads - head phones in lovin life. I had some good seat time to hold me over for this lovely weather. The interlake run looked ok. I've never ben there. Sooner or latter I'd like to.
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Old 02-01-2011, 08:25 PM   #3462
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Old 02-01-2011, 09:36 PM   #3463
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Was outside a little bit this evening getting the generator all hooked up and the trees out behing the house was cracking and falling everywere.

Sounded like a war zone out there, so there will be alot of trails to clean up now.
never thought about that. i bet redbird will be a mess. guess another trail day will be in the works in the near future.
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Old 02-02-2011, 09:05 AM   #3464
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Been out and about on the 4 wheeler this morning. The only way to get out of here right now. Roads are a solid sheet of ice this am.

RR crossing at top of hill here at Redbird has trees all acoss the tracks. Several trees in the back yard are broken off and laying everywhere. Maybe Shawn will let me go out and look at some trails tomorrow with them in the morning.

Still no power here, but the generator is working good so I can't complain much
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Old 02-02-2011, 10:02 AM   #3465
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Still no power here, but the generator is working good so I can't complain much
so hows that workin out for ya? you got the generator wired to fuse box with an interrupt switch? if so... who did it. do ya just leave it runnin all the time or turn it on/off when it starts gettin cold in house.

how much fuel u goin thru? and finally..... what size generator?

whew..... ok.... i am done buggin ya.




i spent a few hours yesterday gettin my generator ready, just in case i needed it. i don't have it wired to my box. so no heat or water. had to remove carb and clean it. it hadn't been run in a couple years. i finally got it going.... but as usual, these things happen at the worst possible time.

now if i can just remember to add some sta bil this time...
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