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Forum: Equipment 06-05-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,332
Posted By Murf2
Maybe you could just stroke it a few times, that...

Maybe you could just stroke it a few times, that usually raises my at least 4 inches. :D


Murf
Forum: The Garage 05-22-2014, 04:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,260
Posted By Murf2
First I'd flush & refill the system with clean...

First I'd flush & refill the system with clean fluid. Brake fluid is very hygroscopic. I know nothing about bicycles. Do they use regular brake fluid?

Murf
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 841
Posted By Murf2
Seems kinda high to me. I have an 05 with more...

Seems kinda high to me. I have an 05 with more miles but I bought it a year ago for $2,500.
Forum: Thumpers 04-26-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 4,440
Views: 1,042,114
Posted By Murf2
Hi, would someone be kind enough to tell me how...

Hi, would someone be kind enough to tell me how tall a TW is at the handle bars, Thanks
Forum: Beasts 04-09-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 283
Views: 29,291
Posted By Murf2
Damn phone, Madstad Sent from my iPhone...

Damn phone, Madstad


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Forum: Beasts 04-09-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 283
Views: 29,291
Posted By Murf2
Mad stand bracket helped me the most Sent...

Mad stand bracket helped me the most


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Forum: Road warriors 04-03-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 20,727
Posted By Murf2
Algarve Nick, IIRC the "rails" on both bikes...

Algarve Nick,

IIRC the "rails" on both bikes are the same length. If you could find the tail light piece off a STT & the seat you could you could put it on the Uly. You would have to drill & tap a...
Forum: Road warriors 02-15-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 451
Views: 76,585
Posted By Murf2
All true but I did like the Uly's ergos better. I...

All true but I did like the Uly's ergos better. I put Uly bars and peg hangers on the STT we had and it was an awesome bike. Love that Westwind man!
Forum: Road warriors 02-13-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 451
Views: 76,585
Posted By Murf2
WOW, just WOW! Sent from my iPhone using...

WOW, just WOW!


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Forum: Road warriors 12-14-2013, 06:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,617
Posted By Murf2
Go for it! The FLHS is a nice bike. We have an 89...

Go for it! The FLHS is a nice bike. We have an 89 FLHS. Some bikes have come & gone but it will stay. Had the heads ported by Branch when it was close to new. We added a Supertrapp, 40mm Mukuni and...
Forum: Thumpers 11-30-2013, 02:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,129
Posted By Murf2
You know, they Uly never felt heavy to me except...

You know, they Uly never felt heavy to me except when I had to pick it or the wife's SuperTT up off the ground. I'm starting to think we should have kept them. We are wanting to have more comfort...
Forum: Thumpers 11-29-2013, 03:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,129
Posted By Murf2
Thanks Royal Tiger. I've thought about the Husky...

Thanks Royal Tiger. I've thought about the Husky but I'm trying to stay away from orphans this time around. I don't see many X Country's come up for sale. It looks like it could be a good one. Do you...
Forum: Thumpers 11-29-2013, 02:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,129
Posted By Murf2
I sure will but if my Uly had lost 100 lbs it...

I sure will but if my Uly had lost 100 lbs it would have weighed about 400 lbs. Is a 400 lbs "all road" bike too much to dream of? :ear


Murf
Forum: Thumpers 11-29-2013, 01:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,129
Posted By Murf2
Yeah, I know I'm looking for something that I...

Yeah, I know I'm looking for something that I most likely won't be able to find. I'll check the 500 Honda. It seems like it might be close. I loved the Uly but, like me, it needs to lose 100 lbs....
Forum: Thumpers 11-29-2013, 10:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,129
Posted By Murf2
What bikes should I look at?

Happy Thanksgiving all,

My wife & I have gone from Harleys to Buells to a DR650 & a DRZ400. Really like the light weight of the DRZ. Easy to load & unload & a fun bike. I would like to find a bike...
Forum: Beasts 11-18-2013, 03:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,278
Posted By Murf2
How much have you ridden the Uly. It takes a...

How much have you ridden the Uly. It takes a little getting used to a taller bike. I went from a Harley to a Uly and after the first season with it I was O.K. with the taller bike. I have about a 29"...
Forum: Road warriors 09-21-2013, 04:03 PM
Replies: 366
Views: 53,173
Posted By Murf2
Curiosity has gotten to me. Any of you guys...

Curiosity has gotten to me. Any of you guys rolled your late model Road Kings over a scale? I'm wanting to know what one weighs going down the road.

Thanks, Murf
Forum: Road warriors 09-21-2013, 11:46 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 24,319
Posted By Murf2
We have both, an 89 FLHS & a 2000 Road King. I...

We have both, an 89 FLHS & a 2000 Road King. I like 'em both. The TC makes more power & the whole bike is more modern, of course. I changed the cam chain tensioners at about 40K. They were OK but who...
Forum: Beasts 09-15-2013, 11:04 AM
Replies: 20,895
Views: 3,632,264
Posted By Murf2
Yeah, We went to Wichita and didn't feel too...

Yeah, We went to Wichita and didn't feel too comfy with them. we may have to check out Breeze. Thanks!

Murf
Forum: Beasts 09-15-2013, 04:49 AM
Replies: 20,895
Views: 3,632,264
Posted By Murf2
Congrats on the new bike! Where did you buy it,...

Congrats on the new bike! Where did you buy it, Wichita? I was out to your place one time checking out your TW's. I never did get that underseat part of the Buell Comfort Kit to Kag. Have him PM me...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-21-2013, 07:56 PM
Replies: 3,762
Views: 344,578
Posted By Murf2
You just did!:D

You just did!:D
Forum: Road warriors 08-21-2013, 03:51 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 33,231
Posted By Murf2
Call Topeka HD. I've bought several bikes from...

Call Topeka HD. I've bought several bikes from them and always been treated fairly.

Good Luck!

Murf
Forum: Beasts 08-10-2013, 11:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,680
Posted By Murf2
You can try running an extra ground wire from the...

You can try running an extra ground wire from the batt down to the starter. It helps sometimes. The grounding to the subframe isn't very good, clean it & check for tightness often.

Good Luck!
Murf
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-16-2013, 03:32 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 13,935
Posted By Murf2
Hey guys, I think you should take it easy on...

Hey guys, I think you should take it easy on Pappy541. You see, I am that Harley a-hole he saw at the station. His story is true. I left that gas station without gassing up because I was so ashamed...
Forum: The Garage 07-15-2013, 03:41 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,802
Posted By Murf2
If the freezing doesn't work, you might try...

If the freezing doesn't work, you might try compressed air. The hardest part is coming up with a way to seal the pipe & get air in there. Maybe adjustable rubber bungs, like for a boat.

We do it...
Forum: Road warriors 06-28-2013, 05:57 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 47,050
Posted By Murf2
Then I guess a disposable bike is O.K. for you. ...

Then I guess a disposable bike is O.K. for you. :D

Murf
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2013, 05:53 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,429
Posted By Murf2
If a person did this, what would the insurance...

If a person did this, what would the insurance situation be? Is the insurance company going to give you collision, liability insurance on a bike that isn't "legal" to be ridden on the street? Would...
Forum: Thumpers 06-22-2013, 12:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 702
Posted By Murf2
Yeah, I kinda doubt it's too tight if it runs...

Yeah, I kinda doubt it's too tight if it runs O.K. without seizing. I'd check cables & connections first. Battery may be too weak also.

I'd also pull the oil filter & look for shrapnel before I'd...
Forum: Road warriors 06-22-2013, 10:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,901
Posted By Murf2
The belt on my 89 FLHS had approx 130K on it when...

The belt on my 89 FLHS had approx 130K on it when I broke down & replaced it. My 2000 Road King had over 50K when I sold it, still on original belt. I guess they don't have enough suds to break them....
Forum: The Garage 06-11-2013, 04:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,125
Posted By Murf2
Sorry about that I meant that it was in the upper...

Sorry about that I meant that it was in the upper hole, lower seat height.

Thanks
Forum: The Garage 06-11-2013, 01:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,125
Posted By Murf2
Thanks for all the input. I didn't lower it it...

Thanks for all the input. I didn't lower it it was that way when we got it.

Yes itsatdm, It is in the lower hole on the rear shock. So the front being up .56 is pretty close? Maybe raise them a...
Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2013, 12:19 PM
Replies: 96,083
Views: 18,110,853
Posted By Murf2
Thanks, I haven't gotten a service or owners...

Thanks, I haven't gotten a service or owners manual yet. I see the "factory lowering" thing mentioned a lot. Something about moving a spacer around, I think. How come nobody seems to do it that way?...
Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2013, 11:17 AM
Replies: 96,083
Views: 18,110,853
Posted By Murf2
Help a newbie out, Please!

Hi guys, I posted in the Garage about my wife's DR650. We bought it "pre lowered" Low position on the shock & the forks slid up in the trees. I don't think they are slid up enough. It doesn't want to...
Forum: The Garage 06-07-2013, 07:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,125
Posted By Murf2
Handling problem?

Hi all, I was riding my wife's bike today & noticed an odd handling issue. The bike is a DR650 that has the rear shock in the low position & the tubes slid up in the trees.

On the street it feels...
Forum: Road warriors 05-30-2013, 03:40 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,835
Posted By Murf2
I think a Buell SuperTT would be a good choice....

I think a Buell SuperTT would be a good choice. Pretty cool bike & you can buy them cheap, if the out of production thing doesn't bother ya.

Murf
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-19-2013, 03:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,992
Posted By Murf2
My wife in Colorado. Technically it is a road. ...

My wife in Colorado. Technically it is a road.

http://murf.smugmug.com/Other/Colorado-08/i-2D4zWjC/0/M/SA550160-M.jpg...
Forum: Road warriors 05-04-2013, 01:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,382
Posted By Murf2
Check your clutch cover. They tend to break the...

Check your clutch cover. They tend to break the ears off and I believe this can cause your problem.

Good Luck,
Murf
Forum: Thumpers 04-19-2013, 07:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 585
Posted By Murf2
DRZ 400 seat question.

I need to replace the brick on my DRZ 400. I know comfort is subjective but are any of the newer replacement seats really good?

I haven't heard anything about the Sargent's or the Saddleman...
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2013, 04:06 AM
Replies: 23,681
Views: 3,967,380
Posted By Murf2
carlclaflin, Installing the links is easy. I just...

carlclaflin, Installing the links is easy. I just did it & slid the forks up in the triple trees yesterday. Might have taken an hour. I didn't time myself. I had to put more preload on the rear...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-12-2013, 04:41 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,503
Posted By Murf2
Just goes to show, a person should start prepping...

Just goes to show, a person should start prepping for a big trip sooner rather than later.

Murf
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