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Forum: Road warriors 05-01-2015, 08:12 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 12,192
Posted By Heyload
I think having a connection with the bike is the...

I think having a connection with the bike is the source of "soul". If you really like the bike, or feel it on some visceral level, it has soul. Otherwise it's just an appliance.


I've never...
Forum: Road warriors 04-30-2015, 08:53 AM
Replies: 365
Views: 50,186
Posted By Heyload
"And the award for understatement of the year...

"And the award for understatement of the year goes to..."
Forum: Road warriors 04-29-2015, 09:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,403
Posted By Heyload
Hydraulic valves too, if I'm not mistaken.

Hydraulic valves too, if I'm not mistaken.
Forum: Road warriors 04-28-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,403
Posted By Heyload
I'd agree with PacRat, the Nomad is a really nice...

I'd agree with PacRat, the Nomad is a really nice bike and many can be found at bargain prices.

That Guzzi California, though..oooooh baby!:tb
Forum: Road warriors 04-28-2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,048
Posted By Heyload
Adventure takes many forms and can be found on...

Adventure takes many forms and can be found on any style of bike. When we widen the definition of adventure, we expand our horizons even further.

Any bike can be an "adventure" bike.
Forum: Road warriors 04-26-2015, 10:25 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 12,320
Posted By Heyload
I stopped by the Indian dealer this Saturday and...

I stopped by the Indian dealer this Saturday and took a look at the Dark Horse. Wow, that is one good looking machine.

C'mon, winning lottery numbers!
Forum: Road warriors 04-22-2015, 06:53 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,403
Posted By Heyload
Yup. Got my used 950 with a lot of expensive...

Yup. Got my used 950 with a lot of expensive extras already on it, at a pretty cheap price.
Forum: Road warriors 04-22-2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,403
Posted By Heyload
Damn skippy! Excellent suggestion, Androu, way...

Damn skippy! Excellent suggestion, Androu, way to color outside the lines there.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-15-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 3,720
Views: 556,990
Posted By Heyload
I know it seems to be common practice on Hwy 281...

I know it seems to be common practice on Hwy 281 between Mineral Wells on down to Lampasas. I make it a point to swing over farther west to avoid 281 these days. 283, nothing but open road for...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-15-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,559
Posted By Heyload
Probably the pucker factor as he watched you...

Probably the pucker factor as he watched you barreling down upon him.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-15-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 3,720
Views: 556,990
Posted By Heyload
It's not uncommon here in Texas while driving...

It's not uncommon here in Texas while driving along two lane highways with few passing zones to get behind someone doing ten under the speed limit. When you do reach a passing zone, most folks will...
Forum: Road warriors 04-12-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 1,074
Views: 187,063
Posted By Heyload
Stopped by the Indian dealer yesterday and took a...

Stopped by the Indian dealer yesterday and took a look a the Scout. Very impressive fit and finish, and that engine is just beautiful.

It sits really nice, and felt very surprisingly light. If...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-09-2015, 05:52 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,663
Posted By Heyload
I haven't had any issues with slow speed handling...

I haven't had any issues with slow speed handling on my cruiser (V-Star 950), in fact I find it very maneuverable. But I have found that if I relax my arms a bit more, my stops are a lot smoother...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-16-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 20,836
Posted By Heyload
I didn't even think of that! Dammit! ...

I didn't even think of that! Dammit!


I'll take a look, ttpete.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-16-2015, 10:48 AM
Replies: 335
Views: 20,836
Posted By Heyload
I really dislike the slip-on muffler that came...

I really dislike the slip-on muffler that came with my bike. It's just too freaking loud for my enjoyment. I like the sound, but the level of that sound is just too damned much.


I'm going to...
Forum: Road warriors 03-12-2015, 07:37 AM
Replies: 9,952
Views: 1,683,279
Posted By Heyload
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v288/Cocoliso/vp...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v288/Cocoliso/vp3997720_2_large.jpg
Nice. Don't like the pipes, though, too curved at the headers.
Forum: Road warriors 03-12-2015, 06:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,658
Posted By Heyload
http://images.motorcycle-usa.com/PhotoGallerys/VSt...

http://images.motorcycle-usa.com/PhotoGallerys/VStar950-3.jpg






This is what I have now. Great for cruising around. Put a Mustang saddle on it and some wind deflectors, strap your gear...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-09-2015, 12:58 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 20,836
Posted By Heyload
My most recent bike came with a slip-on exhaust...

My most recent bike came with a slip-on exhaust installed by the previous owner.


I hate it. It is loud, but not the loudest I've ever heard. Still, I keep the revs down and am mindful of the...
Forum: Road warriors 03-05-2015, 12:06 PM
Replies: 365
Views: 50,186
Posted By Heyload
That 950 is a sweet motor.

That 950 is a sweet motor.
Forum: Road warriors 03-03-2015, 12:11 PM
Replies: 9,952
Views: 1,683,279
Posted By Heyload
Oh...my. Yes, please.

Oh...my. Yes, please.
Forum: Road warriors 03-02-2015, 12:10 PM
Replies: 9,952
Views: 1,683,279
Posted By Heyload
Nice. I had a '96, in standard trim. The...

Nice.


I had a '96, in standard trim. The one bike I still kick my own ass for letting go of...for a woman. Man, I'm stupid.....
Forum: Road warriors 03-02-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 9,952
Views: 1,683,279
Posted By Heyload
I really, really, really want the Touring version...

I really, really, really want the Touring version of that...
Forum: Road warriors 03-02-2015, 11:53 AM
Replies: 3,733
Views: 1,021,162
Posted By Heyload
Man, there are some serious non-verbal cues in...

Man, there are some serious non-verbal cues in that picture...
Forum: Road warriors 03-02-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 365
Views: 50,186
Posted By Heyload
"I'd love to the see Big 4 interpretation of this...

"I'd love to the see Big 4 interpretation of this bike. I would want the Magna V-4, V-Max, or something JAPANESE to power it though. And sport bike brakes and suspension. A non touring size...
Forum: Road warriors 02-28-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 365
Views: 50,186
Posted By Heyload
Nothing, absolutely nothing. See that one...

Nothing, absolutely nothing.

See that one you've been drooling over? That one, right there?

You need it. You want it. It's calling to you..."DirtyRoadie....ride me....ride me....."
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-23-2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 36,028
Posted By Heyload
World's most expensive snowglobe...

World's most expensive snowglobe...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-23-2015, 12:54 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 36,028
Posted By Heyload
A lot of hikers in Alaska tie little bells on...

A lot of hikers in Alaska tie little bells on their packs or walking sticks to make noise and warn bears.




You can tell there are grizzly bears in the area, because their droppings have...
Forum: Road warriors 02-22-2015, 06:30 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,239
Posted By Heyload
I bought my first cruiser this year, a Yamaha...

I bought my first cruiser this year, a Yamaha V-Star 950T.

It's a very different dynamic from the V-Strom, to be sure.

I'm liking it very much. Plenty of giddy-up, stops very well,...
Forum: Road warriors 02-20-2015, 05:34 AM
Replies: 767
Views: 116,273
Posted By Heyload
That looks like it was a nice ride on a beautiful...

That looks like it was a nice ride on a beautiful bike.
Forum: Road warriors 02-20-2015, 05:34 AM
Replies: 767
Views: 116,273
Posted By Heyload
Good looking ride, longdude.

Good looking ride, longdude.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-19-2015, 09:56 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 36,028
Posted By Heyload
I'm going to market a line of Hi-Viz get-back...

I'm going to market a line of Hi-Viz get-back whips for the safety conscious.


I'll be rich I tells ya! RICH!!!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-12-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 10,295
Views: 2,202,144
Posted By Heyload
Triumphs have been around a lot longer and maybe...

Triumphs have been around a lot longer and maybe for some Harley folks they warrant some respect for the brand? Fuck if I know.




That was the only time I ever got the "buy a real bike"...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-12-2015, 08:04 AM
Replies: 10,295
Views: 2,202,144
Posted By Heyload
Same bike, pulling up to a local place where a...

Same bike, pulling up to a local place where a lot of riders stop and pass the time. Many bikes in the parking lot, mostly Harleys. As I pull off my helmet, one of the "biker mommas" sitting on the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-11-2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 10,295
Views: 2,202,144
Posted By Heyload
I had a fellow come up to me when I was on my...

I had a fellow come up to me when I was on my then new '96 Triumph Thunderbird. He looked it over very closely, nodded and said "Wow, that is a nice restoration! What year is it?"


He was...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 01-31-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,767
Posted By Heyload
At least you didn't have to worry about falling...

At least you didn't have to worry about falling in the river....
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 01-28-2015, 05:16 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,767
Posted By Heyload
Sounds like a plan. Supposed to be up around 80...

Sounds like a plan. Supposed to be up around 80 today, if the weather guessers are right.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 01-26-2015, 07:02 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,767
Posted By Heyload
I could dig some fish tacos at the Friendly Spot....

I could dig some fish tacos at the Friendly Spot. Wednesday is good, what about a time frame?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-23-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,990
Posted By Heyload
And how will the term "handhold" be interpreted...

And how will the term "handhold" be interpreted by law enforcement?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-23-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,990
Posted By Heyload
New law for motorcycles in Texas...

Friend of mine shot this to me in an e-mail. Anyone else see this?


Mallorie's Law (http://www.topspeed.com/motorcycles/motorcycle-news/malorie-s-law-takes-effect-in-texas-ar166937.html)
...
Forum: Road warriors 01-22-2015, 05:54 AM
Replies: 365
Views: 50,186
Posted By Heyload
Yep. But you have to admit, they can look...

Yep.


But you have to admit, they can look pretty damned nice when modified...


http://rycamotors.com/models%20images/cs1-11.jpg
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