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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-27-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 11,687
Views: 1,456,952
Posted By lkr57
Let me know when you're ready to sell it! I've...

Let me know when you're ready to sell it! I've been looking for another dual sport bike, and a nice clean DR350 or DR650 would be just right. :D

I really need to sell a couple of bikes first...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-27-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,734
Posted By lkr57
Offhand, I'd say none of them are Rainbow Family...

Offhand, I'd say none of them are Rainbow Family members.

I saw that same article on yahoo "news" yesterday. It's making the rounds. Just the latest in a long endless series of anti-pot...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-24-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 11,687
Views: 1,456,952
Posted By lkr57
Appears to be in good cosmetic condition going by...

Appears to be in good cosmetic condition going by the photos.

Anyone want to buy a KDX? I'm looking to get $1400. :evil
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-23-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 754
Posted By lkr57
The cookie factory unfortunately shut down a...

The cookie factory unfortunately shut down a number of years ago (5? 10? I don't remember now). They just couldn't hold out long enough...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-21-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 754
Posted By lkr57
Yup, ever since the cookie factory in Denver...

Yup, ever since the cookie factory in Denver where they used to work got shut down. Now they're just hanging out on their pass looking for trouble. :D
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-19-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 14,559
Views: 2,118,664
Posted By lkr57
Dibs on the Garmin. I could come get it Sunday....

Dibs on the Garmin. I could come get it Sunday. PM inbound shortly.

Debby
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-10-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,987
Posted By lkr57
If not diesel it could be a bad mix with really...

If not diesel it could be a bad mix with really high ethanol content. I've read about people getting gas that is 30 or 40 percent ethanol. I wouldn't even put that in my lawnmower. Better just to get...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-07-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 11,687
Views: 1,456,952
Posted By lkr57
You can get older Monsters pretty cheap too. They...

You can get older Monsters pretty cheap too. They don't seem to get much love on the used market. I paid $3000 for my 96 M900 but it needed a lot more work than I thought so it wasn't that good a...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-05-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,923
Posted By lkr57
To me it's not about danger, but it makes the...

To me it's not about danger, but it makes the place seem kind of creepy and weird. I feel kind of the same about Buenie. Only one prison there but it kind of dominates the landscape.

OP might like...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-01-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 14,160
Views: 1,038,459
Posted By lkr57
I've been there. Pretty interesting, well worth a...

I've been there. Pretty interesting, well worth a visit. It's at Sargent's Mesa, in between Hwy 50 and Hwy 114. We went in from 114 but I don't remember how to get there now. I think you can get...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-29-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 11,687
Views: 1,456,952
Posted By lkr57
And it was my first dirt bike! No fenders or...

And it was my first dirt bike! No fenders or street gear, no muffler, just a straight pipe, knobbies and a huge overlay sprocket. I had so much fun with it. :ricky
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-24-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 305
Posted By lkr57
As to the OP's question, you could try running...

As to the OP's question, you could try running some pump gas. Most Ducatis run fine on 87 octane. The avgas does tend to run richer and that could be part of the problem, especially if the bike is...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-24-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 305
Posted By lkr57
I've read that low RPM / high altitude / constant...

I've read that low RPM / high altitude / constant speed propaganda from numerous sources. But airplanes don't spend all of their time in the air. They have to take off from the ground, and when they...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-18-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 577
Posted By lkr57
I was through that area last summer. I can say...

I was through that area last summer. I can say there is a Subway in Newcastle. The service was really slow but the sandwich was just like any other Subway on the planet. Didn't stop in Gillette but...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-18-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,417
Posted By lkr57
^this my neighbor in Crestone told me when a...

^this

my neighbor in Crestone told me when a big storm hits it can take a few days to get plowed out. You have to be prepared to ride it out at home - have extra food and water, a backup heat...
Forum: 2 smokers 05-31-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 1,072
Views: 288,917
Posted By lkr57
1970 Suzuki T500

A photo from today's ride:

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc169/debby511/Vintage/100_1893_zpsc4b428dd.jpg
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-30-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 408
Posted By lkr57
There are a number of shipping companies that...

There are a number of shipping companies that offer door to door service with no crating involved. I used Federal when I bought my Monster and needed it shipped here from Cali. They just strap the...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-29-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,560
Posted By lkr57
I could write a book

jumps out of 2nd gear but it's ok because you can shift through to 3rd

was going to restore but have no time

you can apply for a lost title

runs great but needs a tuneup

I don't know if...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-27-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,212
Posted By lkr57
17 seems to be just as heavily patrolled as 285....

17 seems to be just as heavily patrolled as 285. You might get away with +5, that's about it.

I think for most people, the SLV is just some place they do indeed try to get through as quickly as...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-21-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,506
Posted By lkr57
Reno/Carson area is pretty nice. I lived there...

Reno/Carson area is pretty nice. I lived there before moving to Colorado (also in 1993) and really liked it. I was eventually forced out due to lack of jobs (I'm a software engineer). Great dirt...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-18-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 622
Posted By lkr57
Just back from the OBR. It was great day! Tkent,...

Just back from the OBR. It was great day! Tkent, you missed out.

I rode my 850 Commando and it ran great all day. Nortons can throw some weird problems at you from time to time, but when all is...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-16-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 11,687
Views: 1,456,952
Posted By lkr57
Compared to the price for a new SR400 ($6000 +...

Compared to the price for a new SR400 ($6000 + dealer fees) it seems like a bargain!

10 years ago that price may have been absurdly high, now not so much. Japanese bikes from the 1970s have been...
Forum: Road warriors 05-04-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,531
Posted By lkr57
Full Termis, not just slipons. No "udder", will...

Full Termis, not just slipons. No "udder", will sound fantastic when you take it out on the test ride. :D

Looks like an aftermarket seat, so no more sliding into the tank.

The plastic tank is...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-13-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 633
Posted By lkr57
PM sent. Are you selling the VFR? What will...

PM sent.

Are you selling the VFR? What will the new arrival be?
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-13-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 633
Posted By lkr57
well, the weather's pretty shitty today so that...

well, the weather's pretty shitty today so that might cheer y'all up. :D

500 mile ride through the mountains, anyone? I'd be happy to join you but I'm moving next weekend so I'm busy packing...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-13-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 33,282
Posted By lkr57
I did one almost like that working on my 900SS....

I did one almost like that working on my 900SS. To do a valve adjustment you had to remove the rear shock. Fun stuff. I hoisted the bike up in the air with straps as in the photo above, then put a...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-11-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 633
Posted By lkr57
I'm really loving the warm weather this week. Not...

I'm really loving the warm weather this week. Not looking forward to Sunday's predicted weather. :puke1

I can't even imagine someone feeling sorry winter is almost over... :vardy
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-08-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 14,559
Views: 2,118,664
Posted By lkr57
pedal bike stuff

Rollers! Great for all you aspiring road riders. Learn to pedal in circles not squares! Kreitler Trackstand included, great for novice roller riders. Rollers fold up for easy storage. $50 takes them...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-08-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 374
Views: 145,376
Posted By lkr57
another GS1000

My third GS. Previously I had a GS750 that I bought new and a GS550 that got me back into vintage bikes ten years ago.

This one is a 1979. Bought it for $800 in 2005, sold it in 2010 for $2000,...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-27-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,092
Posted By lkr57
Yeah, but riding an old Triumph down the highway...

Yeah, but riding an old Triumph down the highway for a few hours could do that too.

Hey OP - got any more photos of that bike the suit is sitting on? Looks like a Matchless?
Forum: Old's Cool 03-27-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,092
Posted By lkr57
In before the punt! My pick for a new boy...

In before the punt!

My pick for a new boy toy would be the cute young guy in post #7. Wonder if he's straight? :evil

The old nekkid feller in post #1 looks closer to my age though.

But from...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-23-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 14,559
Views: 2,118,664
Posted By lkr57
Diesel? Very interesting. I'll have to look into...

Diesel? Very interesting. I'll have to look into that. Maybe I'll hang on to this puppy! My new place doesn't have heat in the garage so it might come in handy.

I found a survivalist guy online...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-22-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 14,559
Views: 2,118,664
Posted By lkr57
one more time...

I have this big kerosene space heater I'd like to rehome. I've tried twice previously here and both times someone said they'd take it but then I never heard from them again. :huh

Moving soon and...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-20-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 451
Views: 21,181
Posted By lkr57
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Forum: Old's Cool 03-19-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 7,957
Views: 3,099,272
Posted By lkr57
Love my Nortons (I have a 750 and an 850) but...

Love my Nortons (I have a 750 and an 850) but will admit they are not for everyone.

This is my 72 Combat:

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc169/debby511/Norton/100_1854_zps808521a0.jpg
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-19-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 14,559
Views: 2,118,664
Posted By lkr57
Any Ducati Sport Classic owners?

Pitbull rear stand designed specifically for the Sport Classic models. Fits them all including the Paul Smart and GT1000. Sold my GT a couple of years ago so no need for this anymore. $75, pick up...
Forum: Road warriors 03-18-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 7,623
Views: 1,124,823
Posted By lkr57
Good eye! It is indeed a 1970 - only year with...

Good eye! It is indeed a 1970 - only year with the tank-mounted parcel rack.
Forum: Road warriors 03-18-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 7,623
Views: 1,124,823
Posted By lkr57
I love my T500. Simple and reliable as a stone...

I love my T500. Simple and reliable as a stone axe. Tons of fun. And I only paid $800 for it :D (hard to find deals like that these days)
...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-17-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,692
Posted By lkr57
Longmont will be your best value for housing. SW...

Longmont will be your best value for housing. SW is a good area. Lafy and Louisville have gotten pretty expensive. Frederick is halfway to Kansas and people out there definitely do not lean to the...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-10-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 11,687
Views: 1,456,952
Posted By lkr57
My favorite is "runs great but needs a...

My favorite is "runs great but needs a tuneup"
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