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Forum: Road warriors 06-21-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 4,583
Views: 826,480
Posted By Flynch
They are Pelicans, 1430's, they're not huge, but...

They are Pelicans, 1430's, they're not huge, but I pack pretty minimal, and have a Wolfman Expedition dry bag for my clothes, Sling bag for my camera gear.

They're mounted on Easy brackets, but...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-21-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 3,010
Views: 753,983
Posted By Flynch
<a...

<a href="http://s676.photobucket.com/user/Gone_John_Galt/media/1C42A5FF-5971-4B6B-AF47-AFD46C9FC0A8.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img...
Forum: Road warriors 06-20-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 4,583
Views: 826,480
Posted By Flynch
getting ready for my ride to the Smoke out next...

getting ready for my ride to the Smoke out next weekend, and on up to NYC, back thru Pa., and then back to Indiana, unless I get my vacation approved and then I may ride further.

<a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-26-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,058
Posted By Flynch
I've hit two on a motorcycle, (and I quit...

I've hit two on a motorcycle, (and I quit counting in four wheeled vehicles,) I live in old abandoned farm country which are now thick wooded baited deer farms.

Lights, Lights, Lights and learn...
Forum: Road warriors 04-16-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,741
Posted By Flynch
Also http://www.fabkevin.com/shop/brakes/ ...

Also
http://www.fabkevin.com/shop/brakes/

There's no way I'd trade a Sportster for a Bandit. With all the easy and reliable hop-up kits and proven reliability, I'll always own a Sportster.
Forum: Road warriors 04-08-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 4,583
Views: 826,480
Posted By Flynch
I love this bike, every time I think buying...

I love this bike, every time I think buying another KLR, I remind myself I should buy a solid mount Sportster and build this instead!
Forum: Road warriors 04-03-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,625
Posted By Flynch
There are lots of great information about...

There are lots of great information about Sportsters on the forums. I just contacted Fab Kevin this morning about a better front brake set-up.

Mine is the 2004 1200C, which is a factory lowered...
Forum: Road warriors 03-17-2014, 04:15 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,192
Posted By Flynch
Thats because I hear the same non-riders...

Thats because I hear the same non-riders complaining about the same myths. People seem personally insulted by a motorcycle they have no experience on. Go to therapy or something.
Forum: Road warriors 03-12-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,192
Posted By Flynch
Are you always this insecure? Have you ever...

Are you always this insecure? Have you ever ridden one? Or are you just repeating articles that you have ridden where terms, like "agricultural" are used? Complaints of bad brakes and lacking in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-06-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 361
Posted By Flynch
Twistgrip

Does anyone remember Twistgrip magazine. I think it was published out of the Northwest in the 90's.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-06-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,865
Posted By Flynch
Damn that's not a bad idea...almost too easy...

Damn that's not a bad idea...almost too easy...
Forum: The Garage 02-24-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,633
Posted By Flynch
I put tanks in my paint gun cleaner for a few...

I put tanks in my paint gun cleaner for a few days and then use the pressure washer to clean out the insides. If I suspect there is anything left in them, I'll take it to a radiator shop or...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-24-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,865
Posted By Flynch
I'm trying to shy away from using fuel injection,...

I'm trying to shy away from using fuel injection, to just not have the wiring and computer issues. It's not out of the question yet, but it's just one less thing to worry about if I don't need to....
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-24-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,865
Posted By Flynch
I have the budget, (and the fabrication shop) . I...

I have the budget, (and the fabrication shop) . I had a KLR, it was so underpowered it wasn't funny. Yes it could have been lightened, but I don't think I could have lightened it to have gained...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-20-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,865
Posted By Flynch
I was thinking of EX500 motors, plentiful,...

I was thinking of EX500 motors, plentiful, carburetor, and probably not much heavier than a Versy motor. Thinking of finding a DR or KLR chassis...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-20-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 5,077
Views: 281,768
Posted By Flynch
http://www.my9nj.com/story/24726961/suburban-ny-la...

http://www.my9nj.com/story/24726961/suburban-ny-lawmaker-ban-bicycling-on-long-island

Politicians don't see a difference between Bicycles or motorcycles.

I was clipped a few months back on my...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-19-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,865
Posted By Flynch
Walter Mitty build

If you were going to build a dual sport from junk yard bits, and say you want a little more power than a KLR so you can travel an occasional 100 miles of Interstate without needing a nap or a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-12-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 317
Views: 20,292
Posted By Flynch
Over the 33 years of commuting, many times I only...

Over the 33 years of commuting, many times I only owned a motorcycle, mostly due to cost, even when gas was cheap and I owned a beater VW bug, it was cheaper to take my Honda 125 XL or many other...
Forum: Road warriors 02-12-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,891
Posted By Flynch
You could buy a new Vee-Strom and I have heard...

You could buy a new Vee-Strom and I have heard that dealers have been throwing in Adventure bags with regular VeeStroms...

I love my 2004 1200C, lots of different options of what you can do with...
Forum: Road warriors 01-22-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 4,583
Views: 826,480
Posted By Flynch
http://www.easybrackets.com/ They are well...

http://www.easybrackets.com/

They are well made, but I wish I had seen them in person first, I would hade just made a set. I'm going to modify these to make them work better for me and add some...
Forum: Road warriors 01-22-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 4,583
Views: 826,480
Posted By Flynch
http://i676.photobucket.com/albums/vv127/Gone_John...

http://i676.photobucket.com/albums/vv127/Gone_John_Galt/3E0F53CC-DA5D-4F9A-936A-4D022EEE3B13.jpg
http://i676.photobucket.com/albums/vv127/Gone_John_Galt/CA08BEFF-9327-4BFE-9C7D-7E867B2B9FA0.jpg...
Forum: Road warriors 01-22-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 41,071
Posted By Flynch
http://i676.photobucket.com/albums/vv127/Gone_John...

http://i676.photobucket.com/albums/vv127/Gone_John_Galt/C31D8ECD-C625-401A-8BC3-A711BF5F9E48.jpg

I picked this up to turn over, but I've fell for it hard...second gear is toast though...runs great...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-04-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 5,077
Views: 281,768
Posted By Flynch
I don't know about everyone else, but I grew up...

I don't know about everyone else, but I grew up riding bicycles on the street. Granted I lived in a small midwestern town and later in a rural area, but I assumed this was a common thing for kids to...
Forum: Road warriors 10-03-2013, 11:00 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 26,391
Posted By Flynch
I come to Advrider because it best fits my riding...

I come to Advrider because it best fits my riding style. But I have primarily rode Harleys. But I don't go on poker runs, or ride just on weekends or do a ton of touring highway miles, and have a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-09-2013, 07:41 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,359
Posted By Flynch
Monroe WA now... UGH!!

Oh no- now today a new story from the other side of the country- even scarier than the first-

https://www.facebook.com/bonnie.davis.3781/posts/712892158726657
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-06-2013, 08:53 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,359
Posted By Flynch
Manassas VA- maybe someone knows this guy?

Hey- I'm posting under my husband's account, I asked him if it would be OK for me to share this story I saw today on a horse forum- I thought that in the motorcycle community- surely someone knows...
Forum: Road warriors 06-29-2013, 05:42 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 47,788
Posted By Flynch
When I was shopping for the Sportster I have now,...

When I was shopping for the Sportster I have now, I owned a KLR, (so much for being a fanboy,) The KLR was uncomfortable to ride, I liked the way it rode and handled, and fun to ride to work on the...
Forum: Road warriors 06-29-2013, 10:23 AM
Replies: 375
Views: 47,788
Posted By Flynch
What I heard: "I've never ridden a Harley,...

What I heard:

"I've never ridden a Harley, any Harley, especially a modern Harley, I know nothing about the modern Harley technology, I have heard people say they are heavier than a Ninja 250 so...
Forum: Road warriors 06-29-2013, 09:37 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 19,695
Posted By Flynch
My rubber mounted Sportster is not to small for...

My rubber mounted Sportster is not to small for me. 6', 34 inch inseam. I switched the forward controls out for mid-mounts, got different handlebars, and had a seat custom made and it is very...
Forum: Road warriors 06-23-2013, 06:08 AM
Replies: 375
Views: 47,788
Posted By Flynch
This. If they build will they come? NO....

This.

If they build will they come? NO. Harley keeps trying, how about the Dyna Sport? Great bike, but doesn't sell. I've been looking at the Switchback as a light two up touring bike.

I've...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-26-2013, 07:32 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 12,379
Posted By Flynch
I've had my hands in a lot of Harley engines over...

I've had my hands in a lot of Harley engines over the years, sometimes it was simple rings and valve seals from wear and tear, but for the most part, every Harley engine that had problems that I came...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-26-2013, 06:22 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 12,379
Posted By Flynch
The book "well made in America" describes the AMF...

The book "well made in America" describes the AMF years fairly well, and who was involved and how AMF saved Harley Davidson.

There was nothing radically different with the AMF motorcycle than the...
Forum: Road warriors 05-25-2013, 06:29 PM
Replies: 4,583
Views: 826,480
Posted By Flynch
I've had many different Harley's over the years,...

I've had many different Harley's over the years, but the last 18 years of commuting had killed my want for the low rider look, even though I admired the neighbor kids Nightster, he didn't commute...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-25-2013, 12:44 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 12,379
Posted By Flynch
I'm all ears, mind you I've put a jillion...

I'm all ears, mind you I've put a jillion touring, urban commuting, and general abuse on an AMF shovelhead...the general engine itself is as reliable as they come when left unmolested by mechanical...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-25-2013, 06:32 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 12,379
Posted By Flynch
What was unreliable about the standard Harley...

What was unreliable about the standard Harley motors under AMF?
Forum: Road warriors 11-20-2012, 02:22 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,956
Posted By Flynch
I just bought a Sportster Custom a month ago that...

I just bought a Sportster Custom a month ago that has factory foward controls. I had floorboards on my FXRP and swore I would never have another bike with them.

But I added Kuryakn iso stirrups...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-08-2012, 11:39 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,128
Posted By Flynch
I have gotten caught in unplowed roads covered...

I have gotten caught in unplowed roads covered and snow and did fine with street tires, (dual sport tires would have even been better) and done fine as long as I took my time. (My commute is mostly...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-02-2012, 07:43 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 18,480
Posted By Flynch
This. Even when I didn't wreck, I have had...

This.

Even when I didn't wreck, I have had close calls that weren't exactly my fault, but I tried to figure out how not to get put in that scenerio again so that it won't be "a not close call"...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-02-2012, 11:41 AM
Replies: 1,485
Views: 96,496
Posted By Flynch
To many to count. Somewhere around early...

To many to count.

Somewhere around early winter 1979 on a Honda 305 Scrambler, hit a possum coming around a curve on a backroad in Pendelton County Kentucky on my way to a side job at a rendering...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-02-2012, 08:21 AM
Replies: 1,485
Views: 96,496
Posted By Flynch
Do you want me to be wishy washy on the subject?...

Do you want me to be wishy washy on the subject? Do you need your hand held when people discuss adult topics? You seem to take offense by my blog, you went back to the beginning to find something to...
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