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Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by Daggy, Sep 28, 2008.
Rode the bike to the fishin spots.
Didn't get nothin' this mornin'
Have a good weekend peeps.
I R dumb.
I've a plan to acquire a new to me Trophy. Said plan involves riding to Mason City, Iowa on my KLX (trade deal). If that ain't dumb enough; I'ma gunna turn back around and ride home.
Have you looked at the forecast? My co-worker just asked
What could possibly go wrong?
There is nuthin' dumb about that plan.
That Trophy is going to be a sweet ride.
Bummer about getting skunked, but I admire yer approach.
I was happy to feel some air in my vented jacket yesterday and today. I think the first order of business is to sort out the rear suspension - even on the softest setting it doesn't absorb any bumps. Haven't taken the tape measure out, but I am pretty sure I don't even get close to an inch of sag. :huh
Smart move, the rear suspension is brutal. The stock seat the minimal cushion doesn't help either.
Would there be any interest in a 2000 Honda XR400r (plated and titled) with the following?
Baja Designs kit
Clarke 3.8g tank
Barnett Clutch (new)
MSR skid plate
You should put that ad in the flea market sticky. A lot more people will see it there.
Congrats on the new ride, JackJack. I was fine with the stock seat, some foam and my sheepskin when I rode one on a Minnesota 1000 (the last part is true and just for Prop).
I have tried just about all the aftermarket seats available for the Bonnevilles, including the Corbin, but not the Sargent. After trying them all, and after much discussion with other folk, I have concluded that you pretty much have to try all the options until you find one you like. Go figure. Everyones arse likes different seats.
Personally the most comfortable have been the Corbin and the Burton. I still use an airhawk on longer rides - although it's not essential. I can go about 600 miles on the Burton seat, so good enough really.
Just be aware, if scouting for used seats, that the seat pan is different on the EFI models like you have JackJack - it has a larger cut out to house the EFI module, and thus seats for 2008 bikes and earlier may not fit - they may interfere with the CPU. So keep that in mind.
Like Kari, I do not feel a fly screen is beneficial.
What IS beneficial, is hiring someone to follow you around, and shoo away the old farts who inevitably crowd you immediately at gas stations and ask "do they still make those?", "What year is that, a 67 or a 68?" and "I remember when I had a Bonneville, we rode at 150 mph everywhere and ........."
But it's all fun really.
LOL! Good information! Thanks! I have a feeling the seat may be tolerable once my back is better, but I may have to find the sheep skin and see if it will fit.
In other news, I ordered the black SW-Motech crash bars from Twisted Throttle and totally forgot to give them the discount code from IMS. D'oh! Four to six weeks for delivery. I will be looking for an air conditioned shop about that time.
I find that if I don't take my helmet off, people don't ask questions. I must avoid standing round the bike while rehydrating though.
I have briskets on the smoker now, be done in the morning. Then I am tossing on some ribs and going for a 640A ride. Going to hit some minimum maintenance gravel in Benton and Morrison counties, then race home for lunch.
Right now, my driveway smells like a little bit of brisket heaven.
Is this an open invite to show up at your place for lunch?
Never ride a Bonnie into an RV Park unless you want lots of attention. I probably could have reasoned that out ahead of time, but didn't think RV Park when my parents invited me to the "campground".
They have the same problem every time they stop on the Spyder. I figure when we ride together it's best if only one of us stops at a time while the other circles the block and runs interference.
Been known to happen.......
I only have 75 miles allotted for tomorrow, I have to save the other 52 to go to Belle Plaine sometime this coming week for the first service. First day back from vacation and I am going to ask for an afternoon off.
About a year ago, Krevin gave Piggy's BBQ in Walker a glowing review. Bon Bon and I stopped in August, but they were closed and were actually kind of hard to find. They are on the side of a building and their signage was not the best.
They are still in the same spot and the signage has improved, so they are a little easier to find (easier only because we were looking for them, I believe), but still have not tried them.
We stopped yesterday, they open at 11 or 11:30. We got there at 12:30 and the place was pretty full and eerily quiet. We walked in and it was like we had just interrupted someone getting an ass chewing. Looked around for a seat and a waitress appeared and said, "If you want to eat, it will be AT LEAST a 30 minute wait."
She did not sound happy and it appeared that my easy going type of attitude might piss her off even more, so we left.
She appeared to be the only one working. There was no one in the kitchen, no one by the outdoor cooker and the patio was full of peeps, as was the dining inside. Bon Bon and I surmised that she had just told a patron to fuck off before we walked in, hence the bizarre silence. Or perhaps a patron went ballistic and we walked in as it was ending.
Our debate now is whether it is worth the effort to keep trying the place. There is a roadside stand in Hackensack that is only open on weekends. His pork is reportedly OK, but the brisket is to be avoided.
We rode the RT up there. I am really, really enjoying it and am concerned that the 640A is going to be neglected. It still has the tank of gas in it when I filled it after I bought it. Theoretically, I will fix that today.
Just find somewhere else to eat. That place sounds a bit shit.
There is a nice bakery/coffee joint a bit east of Piggy's. They had gluten-free bread for Breeze and the owner even took extra effort with her sandwich to make sure that it did not get contaminated. Stuff like that makes me want to go back again and again. Plus, the grilled panini I had was darn tasty.
Yeah that sounds a lot more gooder!