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Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-28-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 279
Views: 31,895
Posted By Trail bandit
Same in Australia. Wish I'd read this thread...

Same in Australia. Wish I'd read this thread earlier. South Dakota I got the full loud speaker treatment to get back on bike and put up side stand.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-12-2015, 06:18 AM
Replies: 2,470
Views: 119,773
Posted By Trail bandit
Saturday

Think I'm in. Just arrived back and the jetlag could be a problem.
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-08-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,818
Posted By Trail bandit
Don't know if you have a new one. See review....

Don't know if you have a new one. See review. This is worlds best. Blows up to almost 4" thick, can get in down or synthetic and tucks away to a tiny space.

Well worth the 2 minutes to blow up or...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 07-30-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 29,194
Posted By Trail bandit
I'm reading Zen and the art of..... Well, you...

I'm reading Zen and the art of..... Well, you know the rest. He's talking about the usual ups and downs where I'm reading. Take care and up to you on posts. I often wonder why I bother. Guess it...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 07-30-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 29,194
Posted By Trail bandit
What a "problem" to have. I navigate by food and...

What a "problem" to have. I navigate by food and reward for sticking in the saddle for hours on end is food! Ribs, fries etc and a little booze at the end of the day to ease the joints. All the good...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 07-27-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 29,194
Posted By Trail bandit
The wave is still a mystery to me. I read...

The wave is still a mystery to me. I read recently a Harley blog where he said to stick 2 fingers out and down below handlebar says hi and the road ahead is okay. Tapping your helmet with Palm of...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 07-25-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 29,194
Posted By Trail bandit
Wow, doing pretty well considering you must have...

Wow, doing pretty well considering you must have had damn near a complete rebuild.

Great report. Enjoying the updates. I know it's a pain doing it on the road. Rewarding for those who can't be on...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 07-16-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 29,194
Posted By Trail bandit
Yes, they are an excellent group:D My...

Yes, they are an excellent group:D

My neighbor also rebuilds old American and English bikes. Current project is an old Vincent. Had a mono shock long before Yamaha invented it. We will go over and...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 07-16-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 29,194
Posted By Trail bandit
Hey Dr Greg. Enjoying following this adventure....

Hey Dr Greg. Enjoying following this adventure. After messing with lots of bikes I've settled on a 2008 Buell Ulysses. I can definitely see what kept you on that bike for what? 50,000 miles.

I'm...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 07-15-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 36,655
Posted By Trail bandit
Subscribed

Great seeing your dad and son adventures. Inspiring me to put knobby tires on the newly purchased Buell Ulysses and take it where big bikes get a little challenged:D
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-12-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 2,470
Views: 119,773
Posted By Trail bandit
Next year

Missed this. See you guys next year. Heading back to australia next week.
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-11-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,122
Posted By Trail bandit
I'm lucky I've now got an American made wife and...

I'm lucky I've now got an American made wife and bike and they meet above requirements. Hope she never reads this though!

Ducati Multi. Yes, had one of these as well. KTM adventure and Triumph...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-10-2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,122
Posted By Trail bandit
And back

The Buell gps died and I had to navigate by ipad. Took a while to figure out how to keep it from turning off and oriented the right way to see. Lots of wrong turns and wrong directions so I headed...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-08-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,122
Posted By Trail bandit
Made a little easier because we are both in fire...

Made a little easier because we are both in fire brigade and hold officers positions. Even though I'm volunteer. Once we started talking and did a deal there was no going back which was good for both...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-07-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,122
Posted By Trail bandit
Fly and ride Buell Ulysses eastern USA to Nebraska.

Flown Lincoln to Chicago so far today and looking forward to meeting the owner and the bike after getting in to Greensboro NC.

Riding back through Deals Gap and anything else that looks...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-14-2013, 12:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 986
Posted By Trail bandit
Gefr. Sends bits from Greece pretty fast and very...

Gefr. Sends bits from Greece pretty fast and very good pricing. Check advert in vendors or PM.

He also upplies o ring for the Assembly going last into tank. I very lightly lubed that one and the...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 08-12-2013, 02:42 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,324
Posted By Trail bandit
Hope your buddy is doing okay. My buddy and...

Hope your buddy is doing okay.

My buddy and his wife on a KTM990 nearly totaled at 70mph last week in Montana. Good spot to learn deer avoidance skills but they do pop out onto the road awful...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-09-2013, 08:21 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,485
Posted By Trail bandit
Some people seem to be susceptible to vibes. ...

Some people seem to be susceptible to vibes.

I've had 2 bikes in succession that would numb me to mid forearm. Currently own 2 x 990 and they have big twin vibes but nothing that comes close to...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 08-06-2013, 02:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,722
Posted By Trail bandit
Different directions

Sometimes the best part can be the prep. Enjoyed setting up two bikes pretty much the same.

We've had a great 2 1/2 weeks together and now in Spokane and gone separate ways. Had the best time...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-05-2013, 08:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 938
Posted By Trail bandit
Thanks guys. Must admit to a very minor panic....

Thanks guys. Must admit to a very minor panic. The bike did behave very strangely. Started with a much slower cranking power during the morning to the stage I was worried about turning it off.
...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-05-2013, 12:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 938
Posted By Trail bandit
Help guys. 990 on road push start in Montana.

We are on trip. Planned for quite a while and only thing I didn't do was order a voltage regulator. Figured this was being a bit too precious.

Bike will push start or at least it did. Left fuel...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-04-2013, 06:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,438
Posted By Trail bandit
I went through the numb hands issue last year....

I went through the numb hands issue last year. First on an old Suzuki Bandit1200 then brought a Triumph Tiger 800 that was even worse:huh

So, I know how frustrating it is to have numb hands and...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-04-2013, 06:30 AM
Replies: 19,777
Views: 8,381,477
Posted By Trail bandit
http://i1053.photobucket.com/albums/s474/Trailband...

http://i1053.photobucket.com/albums/s474/Trailbandit/1db6df0744adfbb5e9741da0999c9e04.jpg
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 08-03-2013, 03:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,722
Posted By Trail bandit
Flathead lake Montana

Staying at the Lutheran Bible Camp for family reunion. Beautiful place. Could move here from Flatistan at a future time.
...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 08-03-2013, 09:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,722
Posted By Trail bandit
Buffalo pics are just pics of back of Greg's...

Buffalo pics are just pics of back of Greg's camera so apologize about quality. Also, not the really close and personal interaction between bike riders and buffalo:huh This guy would have been no...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 08-02-2013, 12:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,722
Posted By Trail bandit
Yellowstone.

Gopro wasn't charged. Missed huge pic opportunities.

Buffalo incident on another camera will put up tonight. Very funny because I kept bike between me and Bufallo and said to Greg over intercom...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 08-01-2013, 08:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,722
Posted By Trail bandit
No tires available.

Don't expect to get rear 18" adventure bike tires in Wyoming or Montana. Guess you guys knew that! We have to put road tires on.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 08-01-2013, 06:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,722
Posted By Trail bandit
Searching Wyoming and Montana for a rear dual purpose tire.

Devils Tower is a great site. Greg and Rosie have been to the Australian version Ayres rock or Uluru as its now know and said ours is bigger and better. Must be on the of the few things Aussies are...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 08-01-2013, 06:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,722
Posted By Trail bandit
Fort Robinson to Crazy Horse to Sturgis.

This guy arrived late at Fort Robinson. Met him next morning. Story is in second pic. His cousin burned shed and bike down and unfortunately died (unrelated incident a year later)

He's fulfilling...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 08-01-2013, 06:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,722
Posted By Trail bandit
North from Nebraska. 2 KTM 990's, 2 dogs, 2 wives and a pickup.

Plan. Head north west and then see if we will end up going to Alaska. Answer 3 days in. NO :huh Time limits for the Aussies main one and we attend a family reunion at Flathead lake, Montana 3rd and...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-27-2013, 04:27 AM
Replies: 412
Views: 53,224
Posted By Trail bandit
Cjdesign sells an oil jet with slightly larger...

Cjdesign sells an oil jet with slightly larger diamater and most importantly it is shaped like a cone so rubbish falls to the side. The original is a completely different story. It has a larger...
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 07-25-2013, 05:29 AM
Replies: 1,651
Views: 210,017
Posted By Trail bandit
Pissed Wish I'd seen this. Just sent a Montana back to...

Wish I'd seen this. Just sent a Montana back to GPScity because I couldn't see it and can see a 5" screen zumo etc.

What pisses me off most is the idiot I talked to at gpscity could have...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 07-25-2013, 05:19 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 25,350
Posted By Trail bandit
Stalling and ECU. I'm sure you've googled it....

Stalling and ECU. I'm sure you've googled it. Anyway, I've just fished around a bit and ECU could be the culprit. They seem to talk about hot weather and problems starting and you've just experienced...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 07-24-2013, 05:05 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 25,350
Posted By Trail bandit
That guy on the Harley was weaving lanes and not...

That guy on the Harley was weaving lanes and not filtering right? Takes a while to get used to not being allowed to filter between cars to the front position at traffic lights.

Blog report is...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-23-2013, 10:42 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,251
Posted By Trail bandit
Nice to know that. I was prepared for a blast by...

Nice to know that. I was prepared for a blast by telling the truth. Really, the KTM guys were quite daring in deciding to build based on function.

The Ducati Multistrada I had previously was...
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 07-23-2013, 06:18 AM
Replies: 1,651
Views: 210,017
Posted By Trail bandit
Montana and can't read the small text

I have to send a Montana back to GPS city. Just can't see the text and tried larger text and nuvi format for turn by turn and various dashboard functions.

GPS City have been very fast shippers...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-23-2013, 05:31 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,251
Posted By Trail bandit
No:D Friend owns a KTM dealership in...

No:D

Friend owns a KTM dealership in Australia. I'd never owned a KTM but over the years did notice the rather strange looking 9## bikes. Wondered how people could ride such ugly beasts with the...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 07-22-2013, 06:14 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,512
Posted By Trail bandit
I've worked out what's going on. Looks like a...

I've worked out what's going on. Looks like a bike made out of 5 different brands all joined together and they painted them to sort of look like it all belonged to the one bike.

Junk yard special...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-22-2013, 06:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,378
Posted By Trail bandit
Great vid. My birthday today 55,000 miles...

Great vid.

My birthday today 55,000 miles and need odometer rolled back a bit. Wife is getting me a gopro. Would have liked to see how you mounted it.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-21-2013, 04:13 PM
Replies: 19,777
Views: 8,381,477
Posted By Trail bandit
We set off end next week.

We set off end next week.
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