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Forum: Road warriors 05-19-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 459
Views: 68,561
Posted By d2wing
Cortez, not all of us are ugly Americans. I agree...

Cortez, not all of us are ugly Americans. I agree with what you said that the extra power makes low powered bikes safer. Also that is makes a much bigger difference that it does on a very high...
Forum: Road warriors 05-17-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 1,560
Views: 210,606
Posted By d2wing
I would love a sport tour that I could ride. As...

I would love a sport tour that I could ride. As it is I am stuck with either and adventure bike that is too tall or a cruiser that is heavy and slow. My favorite bike was a K75 BMW that I had to sell...
Forum: Road warriors 05-17-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,045
Posted By d2wing
Most f you are recommending bikes that are over...

Most f you are recommending bikes that are over 30 inches sear height. You just don't get it.
Forum: Road warriors 05-16-2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,045
Posted By d2wing
The 883 low is ice in many ways. Plenty of...

The 883 low is ice in many ways. Plenty of torque, easy to ride, no valve adjustments or oily chains to adjust or wear out. High quality materials and finish, all kinds of aftermarket and dealer...
Forum: Road warriors 05-12-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 10,199
Posted By d2wing
I have a Sportster now that I put longer forks...

I have a Sportster now that I put longer forks and shocks on along with hard bags and a windshield. If the new 750 is nimble, has a good riding position and a decent size gas tank I will be...
Forum: Road warriors 02-24-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 17,980
Posted By d2wing
I have owned a ridden most brands. Most people...

I have owned a ridden most brands. Most people critical of one brand do not have experience on them and are generally young squids that only understand raw performance, usually on paper not...
Forum: Road warriors 02-11-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 10,564
Posted By d2wing
Ok, what I said about dimwits.

Ok, what I said about dimwits.
Forum: Road warriors 02-08-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 354,441
Posted By d2wing
Ducati Diana MK lll modified. 1965 Norton 750...

Ducati Diana MK lll modified. 1965
Norton 750 Atlas modified
All downhill after that, dozens some that I recall:
Kawasaki 750 2-stroke triple. Wheelies at any speed wether you want to or not.
3...
Forum: Beasts 02-08-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,887
Posted By d2wing
I have owned dozens of bikes. The Uly is more fun...

I have owned dozens of bikes. The Uly is more fun than just about any other 3 bikes. You do need a rider comfort kit on the early ones and some insulation between the frame (tank) and exhaust. You...
Forum: Road warriors 01-29-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 10,564
Posted By d2wing
I am glad you got the bike you like. I followed...

I am glad you got the bike you like. I followed this with great interest as I have a Sportster now and really like it. I did have to put on longer forks and shocks.
I am thinking about a second bike...
Forum: Road warriors 11-05-2013, 05:13 PM
Replies: 2,131
Views: 198,995
Posted By d2wing
I would be interested if it was a street...

I would be interested if it was a street scrambler or more like the XR1200. Not sure if it is a scaled down V-rod.or Honda. I wonder if has more than of 1 inch of suspension? It makes the Blast look...
Forum: Road warriors 06-04-2013, 02:53 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 21,944
Posted By d2wing
I started riding when Honda only imported...

I started riding when Honda only imported scooters. My first bike was a Ducati Diana MK III, My second A modified Norton Atlas. Since then I have owned or ridden nearly every bike mentioned here,...
Forum: Beasts 01-27-2013, 06:15 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,253
Posted By d2wing
You need dirt trails to ride. Most of their bikes...

You need dirt trails to ride. Most of their bikes are road bikes.
Forum: Beasts 01-27-2013, 06:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,461
Posted By d2wing
I would go with the 06 with the seat and bags if...

I would go with the 06 with the seat and bags if it has upgrade like driver comfort set up. I had an 06 and after setting it up was a ball to ride. It is very quirky. You will learn more on a Uly...
Forum: Beasts 01-27-2013, 05:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,350
Posted By d2wing
Another vote for the KLR. I had an older one and...

Another vote for the KLR. I had an older one and it was one of the best all around bikes I ever had. It surprisingly well on the road. 80 mph and up. All of those bikes are more road bikes than...
Forum: Beasts 01-24-2013, 12:12 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,253
Posted By d2wing
Lack of adv bike? Europeans actually ride bikes...

Lack of adv bike? Europeans actually ride bikes for transportation. Not so much the squid factor or cruiser mentality. Very few riders actually really buy the big dollar trail bikes. Riders of Adv...
Forum: Beasts 01-21-2013, 12:26 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 8,628
Posted By d2wing
I'd take a look at the new Honda 500x. I've owned...

I'd take a look at the new Honda 500x. I've owned a KLR, BMW, Uly and many others. I would have to move the footpegs on the Honda but it fits the bill for me. Otherwise look at the 650 and *00...
Forum: Beasts 01-13-2013, 04:22 PM
Replies: 3,831
Views: 661,064
Posted By d2wing
I have been looking long and hard for a...

I have been looking long and hard for a comfortable, light go anywhere like exploring back roads bike for a long time. I just sold my Ulysses, had a KLR, looked at a Versys, a Vstrom, had a BMW....
Forum: Road warriors 10-17-2012, 06:53 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 19,096
Posted By d2wing
Had several including a Buell. Depends on year...

Had several including a Buell. Depends on year and model. Even Buells were not fully faired because Harley doesn't want their bikes to be considered sport bikes. Fast enough to be fun and get a...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-10-2012, 04:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,850
Posted By d2wing
Common problem with the 360 was broken upper...

Common problem with the 360 was broken upper triple trees and worn out bushings. In a box somewhere I have some parts for a 350 and 360. I might have a set of bar risers with bushings in fair...
Forum: Road warriors 05-10-2012, 04:13 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,529
Posted By d2wing
A couple Goldwings, Harley Ultra Classic, various...

A couple Goldwings, Harley Ultra Classic, various other Harley's, nighthawk, BMW, KLR, Uly. I planned on buying another BMW, but ended up with a Sportster. It's just more fun. If I planned a long...
Forum: Road warriors 05-10-2012, 03:53 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 18,336
Posted By d2wing
Most of the guys I know that buy BMW are serious...

Most of the guys I know that buy BMW are serious about riding and put lots of miles on. They tend to prefer touring bikes with bags and and a fairing with good reason. The R1200r is a nice bike but I...
Forum: Road warriors 05-04-2012, 07:48 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 15,303
Posted By d2wing
Another old guy. Back in the 60's, when my first...

Another old guy. Back in the 60's, when my first bikes were a Ducati, and a Norton, I didn't think much of Harley's. I thought they were slow and old fashioned then. I finally tried a Harley after a...
Forum: Road warriors 04-30-2012, 06:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,129
Posted By d2wing
The suspension sucks on the new Sporties. Bought...

The suspension sucks on the new Sporties. Bought upper fork tubes complete with a 2 inch longer damper on Ebay and put proggressive 13 inch 412's on the back. That and a good seat really helps. Still...
Forum: The Garage 04-13-2012, 04:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,572
Posted By d2wing
I bought 2 inch longer fork tubes on EBay, the...

I bought 2 inch longer fork tubes on EBay, the seller was Cosmos I think. They were assembled with springs, dampers installed. The shocks I put on are Proggressive 412 13 inch standard spring. The...
Forum: Road warriors 04-09-2012, 03:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,846
Posted By d2wing
I have a rubber mount 1200l so I am starting...

I have a rubber mount 1200l so I am starting worse than you. In front I am putting on 2 inch longer upper tubes from eBay. If that doesn't do it I'm looking at either Works performance drop in...
Forum: Road warriors 04-04-2012, 04:56 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 43,579
Posted By d2wing
After owning many bikes, 25 or so there are bikes...

After owning many bikes, 25 or so there are bikes that are better than Harley's for just about any purpose but Harley's are just fun.
Forum: Road warriors 03-18-2012, 02:21 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,569
Posted By d2wing
Update, I got the quiet baffles. After reading...

Update, I got the quiet baffles. After reading other posts on this, I got some flat wood stove rope, wrapped that around the front part of the baffles and installed them. Must easier said than done....
Forum: Road warriors 03-12-2012, 04:35 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,569
Posted By d2wing
That's my plan b. picking up a set of stock...

That's my plan b. picking up a set of stock pipes. I've got the black slash cuts, they look really good. I prefer getting them quieted down. I was looking at another BMW but the Sportster is more...
Forum: Road warriors 03-12-2012, 10:42 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,569
Posted By d2wing
V&H Shortshots too loud on Sportster

I just got a 2006 1200L that came with Vance and Hines shortshots. The puipes were cool for the first 5 min. Then got annoying. I found out they have a quiet baffle that helps a little. I ordered one...
Forum: Road warriors 03-04-2012, 05:43 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 19,934
Posted By d2wing
Weather protection is the main difference. If you...

Weather protection is the main difference. If you ride in foul weather it makes a difference. If you like more air get the Road King.You can add a fairing to a Road King.
Forum: Road warriors 02-25-2012, 08:15 PM
Replies: 4,358
Views: 784,203
Posted By d2wing
Looks like a good deal to me, rent a trailer and...

Looks like a good deal to me, rent a trailer and get it. There is a lot of money and labor in those upgrades. You can pick up a bigger tank later.
Forum: Road warriors 02-25-2012, 09:45 AM
Replies: 4,358
Views: 784,203
Posted By d2wing
Just got a 06 1200L, can't wait for temps to get...

Just got a 06 1200L, can't wait for temps to get up to 50's or so.
Forum: Road warriors 02-16-2012, 01:00 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 11,532
Posted By d2wing
I'm thinking of going back to a Harley, I stopped...

I'm thinking of going back to a Harley, I stopped by my local shop yesterday, the owner showed what happens on cam chain tensioners. While some guys never have trouble, he recommends replaceing the...
Forum: Road warriors 12-20-2011, 10:50 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 11,461
Posted By d2wing
Yes dilli, all the towns around are pretty full....

Yes dilli, all the towns around are pretty full. Spearfish, Deadwood, Rapid City, Hill City, Wall etc. I've stayed in Deadwood.
Forum: Beasts 12-19-2011, 11:58 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 22,239
Posted By d2wing
How about a light 650 single standard. 30 inch...

How about a light 650 single standard. 30 inch seat height, standard seating position. Something like a KLR or DRZ crossed with a TU250 except a comfortable street bike with some wind protect and...
Forum: Road warriors 12-19-2011, 11:50 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 11,461
Posted By d2wing
My first time was on a Honda Goldwing. No...

My first time was on a Honda Goldwing. No problems. It's not a sportbike kinda place though because of traffic jams. Long lines of stop a go traffic, usually hot. Can be windy rainy or cold....
Forum: Ride reports 11-06-2011, 05:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,299
Posted By d2wing
Thanks for the report. The pics are great. I...

Thanks for the report. The pics are great. I drove many of the same roads and have been to some of the same places.. Beautiful country.
Forum: Beasts 09-19-2011, 08:06 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 14,141
Posted By d2wing
Good luck, I've both a Uly and KLR. The Uly is...

Good luck, I've both a Uly and KLR. The Uly is way faster and handles better, and has a better seat. The KLR is much better on dirt but that's not saying much. My '06 Buell has been more trouble free...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-30-2011, 07:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,370
Posted By d2wing
Do they still have the steam railroad? The steam...

Do they still have the steam railroad? The steam tractor parade?
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