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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-31-2015, 08:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,159
Posted By Tugrik
Oh, man, this is exactly the kind of thing I want...

Oh, man, this is exactly the kind of thing I want to do again. Been down with a cold the last four days, but if I wake up early tomorrow and feel better enough... could be a great excuse to get out....
Forum: Road warriors 01-27-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 401
Views: 66,620
Posted By Tugrik
Yeah, I sold my GL1800 once I got my first...

Yeah, I sold my GL1800 once I got my first R1150GS. But it was less about the bike itself being boring and more about the styles of riding and who I rode with once I changed bikes. The 1150GS got...
Forum: Road warriors 01-26-2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 374
Views: 70,814
Posted By Tugrik
:) :) It was "ill-fated" for me -- it never...

:) :) It was "ill-fated" for me -- it never fit me right, I never got comfy on it, and so I sold it barely ridden. Very sad for a 1200... but very good for the person who bought it! :clap And...
Forum: Road warriors 01-18-2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 70,814
Posted By Tugrik
Riding impressions

I suppose I should do more than just post a pretty picture or two. :)

Previous to this Valk I've owned a 1982 GL1100 Gold Wing, a 2002 GL1800 Gold Wing and a 1999 1500cc Valkyrie Tourer, in that...
Forum: Road warriors 01-18-2015, 02:20 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 70,814
Posted By Tugrik
Got the saddlebags and GPS installed. Put a...

Got the saddlebags and GPS installed. Put a SOLAS dragon decal on the back. Normally it's black and looks subtle on the bike, but when the camera flash is on (like this shot) it reflects like mad,...
Forum: Road warriors 01-09-2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 70,814
Posted By Tugrik
I'm not going to ruin the bike with a windscreen...

I'm not going to ruin the bike with a windscreen or a tailbox, no worries there. I'm converting to a solo saddle (there's a coverplate kit to clean things up) and I'm debating the merits of that...
Forum: Road warriors 01-06-2015, 07:56 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 70,814
Posted By Tugrik
Eeeyup. Gave in and picked it up tonight. :)

Eeeyup. Gave in and picked it up tonight. :)
Forum: Road warriors 01-04-2015, 09:09 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 70,814
Posted By Tugrik
*sneaks in to the thread after not being on the...

*sneaks in to the thread after not being on the board for the last 2-3 years*

Debating picking one of these up in the near future as a way to get back on a bike again.
Forum: Regional forums 02-21-2012, 02:18 AM
Replies: 2,110
Views: 134,118
Posted By Tugrik
But if we still want to bring stuff to share,...

But if we still want to bring stuff to share, that's cool, right? I know a few guys who run a certain meadery...
Forum: Regional forums 02-14-2012, 05:31 PM
Replies: 2,110
Views: 134,118
Posted By Tugrik
Lost in the tech jobs industry, losing weight...

Lost in the tech jobs industry, losing weight after weightloss surgery, walking on crutches for a long stretch until the back heals and other really pointless tales best glossed over.

Finally got...
Forum: Regional forums 02-14-2012, 05:02 PM
Replies: 2,110
Views: 134,118
Posted By Tugrik
So if I can rustle together a bike in time,...

So if I can rustle together a bike in time, should I show up? :)
Forum: Road warriors 06-06-2008, 01:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,624
Posted By Tugrik
The mick-o-pegs just shipped in today; I'll...

The mick-o-pegs just shipped in today; I'll install those this weekend, along with the advanced-timing wheel. I've finished putting in clear lenses and LEDs/chromed-bulbs all 'round as well as...
Forum: Road warriors 06-06-2008, 02:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,624
Posted By Tugrik
If I get the 6-into-6 pipes do I have to go with...

If I get the 6-into-6 pipes do I have to go with the narrower (lower capacity) belly tank?

The only thing that stops me is that I'm not yet qualified to weld on fuel tanks (got more learnin' to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-05-2008, 01:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,714
Posted By Tugrik
Y'know that picture atop the board here? The one...

Y'know that picture atop the board here? The one with a big ol' dude giving the ADV-rider salute, riding backwards on the tail of a GS piloted by an even <i>bigger</i> guy? That's Dusty and I. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-03-2008, 02:06 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,983
Posted By Tugrik
I had one Harley riding friend who was...

I had one Harley riding friend who was screamingly opposed to wearing gloves while riding. The first time he rode a motorcycle all he had were super-thick winter gloves (the slidy nylon kind...
Forum: Road warriors 06-02-2008, 12:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,624
Posted By Tugrik
Having been a goldwing owner (was my first bike,...

Having been a goldwing owner (was my first bike, in fact!) I'm well versed at how to pick up big bikes safely. Practiced it quite a bit on the pads, and luckily haven't needed to do it 'for real'...
Forum: Road warriors 06-02-2008, 12:26 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 29,497
Posted By Tugrik
'nother Yes vote on the 'wing. Rode the beemer...

'nother Yes vote on the 'wing. Rode the beemer and then the wing, ended up buying the Honda. Even with a huge dude like me on it (and often 2-up) it never failed to get out of its own way when you...
Forum: The Garage 05-28-2008, 05:17 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 151,466
Posted By Tugrik
Shop to share

Add me into the pool if you'd like. I have a metal shop right in the heart of Silicon Valley (just south of downtown San Jose, CA). MIG, TIG, plasma cutter, bandsaws, airtools, grinders, sanders,...
Forum: Equipment 05-28-2008, 05:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 907
Posted By Tugrik
Huge :thumb for the Q2. Not only is it an...

Huge :thumb for the Q2. Not only is it an exceptional bluetooth setup for just normal phone-work (I get called by work while on the commute in, they can't tell I'm riding a 6-cyl motorcycle on a...
Forum: Road warriors 05-28-2008, 03:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,624
Posted By Tugrik
Those bossbags look pretty nice, thanks! ...

Those bossbags look pretty nice, thanks! Unfortunately they say only the huge (42*) ones will fit the bike, which come with the ugliest brackets on the planet. I'll probably need to get something...
Forum: Road warriors 05-27-2008, 03:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,624
Posted By Tugrik
Valkyrie recommendations?

I know there's a few of you Valk riders hanging out here, so I figured I'd ask for some suggestions.

I've already replaced all the cables with stainless steel (brakes, clutch, choke, throttle,...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-25-2008, 03:03 AM
Replies: 285
Views: 9,807
Posted By Tugrik
Work going on until 7am Saturday morning (yay for...

Work going on until 7am Saturday morning (yay for overnight conf calls to Estonia, I shit you not) + only a four hour nap + waking up to find it's freakin' raining when I don't have any rain gear to...
Forum: Equipment 05-23-2008, 02:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 964
Posted By Tugrik
Prudhoe? Go Iridium. I bought mine years...

Prudhoe? Go Iridium.

I bought mine years ago from <a href="http://www.outfittersatellite.com/">Outfitter Satellite</a>. They do good rentals too.

You're from Sacramento? What trip dates? I...
Forum: Equipment 05-23-2008, 02:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 834
Posted By Tugrik
I've had a few various models of the 1st-gen...

I've had a few various models of the 1st-gen RiNOs. Be warned: the batteries bounce. Going offroad you'll find them constantly resetting themselves. The newer models don't have that issue from...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-20-2008, 03:15 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 9,807
Posted By Tugrik
I'm far bigger and more boring in person. :evil ...

I'm far bigger and more boring in person. :evil

If work behaves, count me in! I may only make a day-trip of it, though, if I can't find nearby accommodations. I don't have time to get my...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-20-2008, 01:13 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 9,807
Posted By Tugrik
I'm really badly wanting to get back into the...

I'm really badly wanting to get back into the 'hang out at rallies' game. It's been <i>years</i>, dammit. I had to miss the redwoods hangout a few weeks ago because of work.

I started looking...
Forum: Road warriors 05-12-2008, 10:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 515
Posted By Tugrik
Galfer stainless brake lines on a Valk?

Anybody bought/installed galfer stainless-steel lines for their Valkyrie? I bought a set from my local MC store (Road Rider, San Jose) and set about installing them this weekend. The fronts were...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-05-2008, 03:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,923
Posted By Tugrik
If: (a) you're always going to ride something...

If:
(a) you're always going to ride something with ABS+Linked, and
(b) those systems never fail on you
then an ABS/Servo system is vastly superior, in my opinion. No questions. You can grab a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-05-2008, 02:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,923
Posted By Tugrik
Naah. Just get over 'em. Once you're past...

Naah. Just get over 'em. Once you're past "shiny new toy!" stage and you get used to how they operate, they're a huge benefit. This is true of many farkles, not just radios. GPS's, doubly so.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-05-2008, 12:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,923
Posted By Tugrik
Pissed Riding Mad = Near Miss

Didn't get into an accident but very, <i>very</i> narrowly avoided one. Jotting it down here to add to the knowledge pool.

I had a ride scheduled with a buddy a few weeks ago, to get some good...
Forum: Equipment 04-27-2008, 11:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,020
Posted By Tugrik
I have some Q2s and have used them on group...

I have some Q2s and have used them on group rides. The bike-to-bike is *excellent*, if short range. 500ft is about right. If you can see your buddy you can talk to him, but get around a corner or...
Forum: Road warriors 04-27-2008, 02:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,013
Posted By Tugrik
Progressive 440 upgrade on a Valkyrie

After buying a used '98 Valk I had to crank the suspension to its highest preload setting just to get it home. Even then it still wanted to drop down hard when my oversized butt got into the seat. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-25-2008, 01:27 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,008
Posted By Tugrik
MOTGATT here... but mostly because it's the only...

MOTGATT here... but mostly because it's the only real option I have.

Finding proper riding gear in my size is somewhere between "extremely hard" and "impossible". I finally got a properly armored...
Forum: Road warriors 04-24-2008, 10:13 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 29,867
Posted By Tugrik
Can you point me at any of those dealers with...

Can you point me at any of those dealers with still-new Valks? :ear
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-24-2008, 03:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,340
Posted By Tugrik
The short version: If you love Garmin, don't...

The short version: If you love Garmin, don't get a Dash. The interface and response time will annoy the hell out of you.

If you have a definitive need for accurate, real-time traffic data: Get...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-23-2008, 11:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,340
Posted By Tugrik
Beta tested for 'em, own a release model. (also...

Beta tested for 'em, own a release model. (also used to work for a GPS chipset maker.)

From watching the live traffic data as it appears, there's sure a lot of Dash users in my area at least...
Forum: Equipment 04-23-2008, 02:30 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 12,838
Posted By Tugrik
A-men to that. Do not, repeat, do NOT use a...

A-men to that. Do not, repeat, do NOT use a Scala Q2 for music. Bad juju.

When the Liberty set comes in and I get some time to fuss with it I'll write up a proper review.
Forum: Equipment 04-22-2008, 11:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,890
Posted By Tugrik
If you're ready to spend big $$$... Get...

If you're ready to spend big $$$...


Get an EVO intercom and the "liberty" headset... *and* a Scala Q2.

Iphone music/GPS/XM/Radar/etc all wire to the EVO. Iphone phone goes via bluetooth to...
Forum: Equipment 04-22-2008, 01:35 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 12,838
Posted By Tugrik
I use a Zumo 550 and an iPhone. I picked a Scala...

I use a Zumo 550 and an iPhone. I picked a Scala Rider Q2 for the headset so I could use any helmet I want -- mostly 'cause I'm limited to XXXL helmets so can't buy a pre-built bluetooth one.
...
Forum: Equipment 04-21-2008, 03:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 555
Posted By Tugrik
Question Shorty boots for big dudes: any recommendations?

I finally need to replace my 5+ year old Icon hooligans that I use for daily bike commuting. I'm hoping for something that's all-day wear or at least easy to get on/off. The problem is my banged up...
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