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Forum: Road warriors 05-28-2015, 03:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 942
Posted By Heyload
I had an '87. It was okay. But stay away from...

I had an '87. It was okay. But stay away from the '87's. Mine was apparently on the production line and they made some mid-year changes, so half of the stuff was early '87, and the other half was...
Forum: Hacks 05-22-2015, 06:13 AM
Replies: 3,217
Views: 602,747
Posted By Heyload
Plus...chainsaw! Doing manly things with manly...

Plus...chainsaw! Doing manly things with manly machines! Hell yeah!!
Forum: Hacks 05-13-2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 494
Posted By Heyload
There is a guy around here with a Vintage with a...

There is a guy around here with a Vintage with a Velorex mounted to it. He offered to sell the rig to me for $10K.

Wish I had $10K, he would have had a deal.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-12-2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 694
Views: 40,855
Posted By Heyload
HEY! Nobody warned me this house by the airport...

HEY! Nobody warned me this house by the airport was going to be subjected to loud noise all day and night!
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 05-11-2015, 12:38 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,779
Posted By Heyload
I like D'Moto too. Good folks, they like to talk...

I like D'Moto too. Good folks, they like to talk bikes.
Forum: Road warriors 05-07-2015, 07:39 AM
Replies: 1,150
Views: 203,780
Posted By Heyload
I wasn't aware of those variants! The...

I wasn't aware of those variants!


The Audace would be a close comparison to the Griso or Scout.


But the Eldorado...holy frijoles, that thing is gorgeous!
Forum: Road warriors 05-07-2015, 06:26 AM
Replies: 1,150
Views: 203,780
Posted By Heyload
I agree, I found that if the pegs were back about...

I agree, I found that if the pegs were back about a foot it would be perfect.




The fit and finish on it are just superb. The style is bang on. Amazingly light to the feel. But those foot...
Forum: Hacks 05-06-2015, 08:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 838
Posted By Heyload
Actually, I was just thinking of the shape and...

Actually, I was just thinking of the shape and style of that particular sidecar, not the bike itself.

I don't think the "canoe" style would be a good match, or the Ural style. So something a bit...
Forum: Hacks 05-06-2015, 07:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 838
Posted By Heyload
Indian Scout with sidecar?

Just a thought, but I was contemplating the lines of the new Indian Scout, and wondered how it would be with a sidecar. So that got me to thinking of what style of sidecar would compliment the bike...
Forum: Road warriors 05-04-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 54,161
Posted By Heyload
Because Harley was going down in flames and...

Because Harley was going down in flames and needed the breathing room and managed to push that tariff into being.

And, they did up their game and have been getting better all the time. The fit...
Forum: Road warriors 05-04-2015, 06:48 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 14,157
Posted By Heyload
Different strokes for different folks, mang. ...

Different strokes for different folks, mang. That's what makes a horse race.
Forum: Road warriors 05-01-2015, 08:12 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 14,157
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: 373
Views: 54,161
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: 48
Views: 3,621
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: 48
Views: 3,621
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: 2,615
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: 13,037
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: 48
Views: 3,621
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: 48
Views: 3,621
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: 3,867
Views: 584,929
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: 1,668
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: 3,867
Views: 584,929
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: 1,150
Views: 203,780
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: 96
Views: 7,999
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: 694
Views: 40,855
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: 694
Views: 40,855
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: 10,312
Views: 1,755,503
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: 1,754
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: 694
Views: 40,855
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: 373
Views: 54,161
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: 10,312
Views: 1,755,503
Posted By Heyload
Oh...my. Yes, please.

Oh...my. Yes, please.
Forum: Road warriors 03-02-2015, 12:10 PM
Replies: 10,312
Views: 1,755,503
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: 10,312
Views: 1,755,503
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: 3,770
Views: 1,038,495
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: 373
Views: 54,161
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: 373
Views: 54,161
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: 39,440
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: 39,440
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: 4,569
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: 118,808
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.
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