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Forum: Road warriors 01-15-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 542
Posted By Charleston
http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y461/brhoward1...

http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y461/brhoward1/chainquicklink_zpsd3890a73.jpg

I found a chain quick link with the right sized hex portion. Threaded the hex part off and used it in a box end...
Forum: Road warriors 11-17-2013, 07:18 PM
Replies: 3,003
Views: 841,188
Posted By Charleston
I still think the Moto Guzzi is the best looking...

I still think the Moto Guzzi is the best looking road bike of all time. There's something about Italian bikes:

http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y461/brhoward1/MGS_zps956d6953.jpg...
Forum: Road warriors 11-17-2013, 06:57 PM
Replies: 3,003
Views: 841,188
Posted By Charleston
That might be the best looking German road bike...

That might be the best looking German road bike of all time. I had one and got more complements on it than any other bike I've owned, but I never had an Italian bike. I like this picture of an...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-15-2013, 08:42 PM
Replies: 472
Views: 25,707
Posted By Charleston
My son and I plan to ride Wamba tomorrow. We are...

My son and I plan to ride Wamba tomorrow. We are on a CRF80 and a CRF250L.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-08-2013, 07:16 PM
Replies: 2,193
Views: 94,576
Posted By Charleston
Is anyone up for meeting this month? Place?

Is anyone up for meeting this month? Place?
Forum: Road warriors 08-16-2013, 09:30 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,580
Posted By Charleston
You must be partial to BMW's because to do the...

You must be partial to BMW's because to do the clutch this is what a "bunch of things to get out of the way" looks like:
...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-13-2013, 09:36 AM
Replies: 2,193
Views: 94,576
Posted By Charleston
Of all the options presented so far Liberty Tap...

Of all the options presented so far Liberty Tap Room gets my vote.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-08-2013, 10:03 AM
Replies: 2,193
Views: 94,576
Posted By Charleston
Do we have a place picked out for next Wednesday?...

Do we have a place picked out for next Wednesday? I've been out of the loop.
Forum: Road warriors 08-04-2013, 05:14 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,580
Posted By Charleston
Gave up on my R1100S after the transmission input...

Gave up on my R1100S after the transmission input shaft failed at 30k miles.<a href="http://s1276.photobucket.com/user/brhoward1/media/BMWInputShaft_zpsf1a8b85d.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img...
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2013, 10:38 AM
Replies: 8,290
Views: 1,396,653
Posted By Charleston
I think that the heat shield is a good idea. My...

I think that the heat shield is a good idea. My left side fairing hasnít had a bad hit yet. I checked that the radiator hadnít bent back which could have buckled the fairing. <?xml:namespace prefix =...
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2013, 06:35 PM
Replies: 8,290
Views: 1,396,653
Posted By Charleston
http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y461/brhoward1...

http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y461/brhoward1/MeltedFairing_zpsf287b004.jpg (http://s1276.photobucket.com/user/brhoward1/media/MeltedFairing_zpsf287b004.jpg.html)

Speaking of plastic parts,...
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2013, 07:53 PM
Replies: 8,290
Views: 1,396,653
Posted By Charleston
You might check the clutch freeplay. The clutch...

You might check the clutch freeplay. The clutch has a judder spring and one undersized friction plate and can slip pretty easily. Mine clutch cable came too tight and caused the clutch to slip and...
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2013, 07:34 PM
Replies: 8,290
Views: 1,396,653
Posted By Charleston
I installed those grips and used a dremel with a...

I installed those grips and used a dremel with a small sanding drum to remove the nubs. I didnít remove the flange but thatís probably a good idea. At that time I installed hand guards and had to cut...
Forum: Road warriors 05-10-2013, 05:55 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 17,688
Posted By Charleston
I underestimated Harleyís before I got one. I...

I underestimated Harleyís before I got one. I really like my 2010 Electra Glide but even the older ones that are within the $12k budget can be great adventure bikes. A 1993 Electra Glide is the only...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-09-2013, 01:42 PM
Replies: 2,193
Views: 94,576
Posted By Charleston
That was a fun get-together last night. Thanks...

That was a fun get-together last night. Thanks Captain Chad for having a bunch of grubby bikers on your gorgeous yacht. Salty Mikes was pretty good too.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns =...
Forum: Road warriors 05-07-2013, 05:47 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 17,688
Posted By Charleston
Funny that you mention the teeth. When I first...

Funny that you mention the teeth. When I first got my Electra Glide I thought that I made a big mistake. The turbulence off the windshield felt like I had a passenger continuously beating my helmet...
Forum: Road warriors 05-07-2013, 03:13 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 17,688
Posted By Charleston
Another thought about wind. I have heard some say...

Another thought about wind. I have heard some say that frame mounted fairing bikes are better in a cross wind. But I have also heard that fork mounted fairings in front of the steering axis actually...
Forum: Road warriors 05-07-2013, 09:43 AM
Replies: 266
Views: 17,688
Posted By Charleston
The wind gusts are what got me looking at the...

The wind gusts are what got me looking at the Electra Glide. Crossing a Charleston bridge in 45mph side gusts my BMW was using the whole lane even though I was keeping a light grip etc. 2 guys on...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-07-2013, 06:20 AM
Replies: 2,193
Views: 94,576
Posted By Charleston
It sounds like the plan is to start out at Salty...

It sounds like the plan is to start out at Salty Mikes at 6pm or so. I havenít been but guess that they have food. I assume that we will hang out there for a while to meet up since usually some...
Forum: Road warriors 05-05-2013, 11:57 AM
Replies: 266
Views: 17,688
Posted By Charleston
Domromer, also consider the Victory Vision. I...

Domromer, also consider the Victory Vision. I test rode one and it was pretty nice especially the power windshield. Besides the massive size the only negative to me was the small side case capacity....
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-05-2013, 10:26 AM
Replies: 2,193
Views: 94,576
Posted By Charleston
Sounds like lots of fun. Captain Bloodline...

Sounds like lots of fun.

Captain Bloodline how long do we plan to be at Salty Mikes in case someone comes late?<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office"...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-03-2013, 08:33 AM
Replies: 2,193
Views: 94,576
Posted By Charleston
Bloodline, how are the bugs down there this week?

Bloodline, how are the bugs down there this week?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-02-2013, 05:30 AM
Replies: 2,193
Views: 94,576
Posted By Charleston
Those sound like good places to meet. I donít...

Those sound like good places to meet. I donít know Salty Mikes but have been to Redís and Iím pretty sure that they have motorcycle parking up front. I have seen lots of motorcycles there...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-01-2013, 01:36 PM
Replies: 2,193
Views: 94,576
Posted By Charleston
Any ideas on where to meet next week? If we nail...

Any ideas on where to meet next week? If we nail down a location ahead of time we could avoid the confusion we had last month.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office"...
Forum: Road warriors 04-16-2013, 09:44 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,203
Posted By Charleston
I havenít ridden a Sprint but had a 2001 R1100S...

I havenít ridden a Sprint but had a 2001 R1100S with the Suburban Machine peg drops and bar riser fittings that allow the bars to attach above the triple clamp. No problem with lean angle. Iím 5í8Ē...
Forum: Road warriors 04-13-2013, 05:46 AM
Replies: 1,404
Views: 184,395
Posted By Charleston
The Bolt appeals to me because itís simple and...

The Bolt appeals to me because itís simple and practical. I think that you are right that the Bolt will hold up fine. A plus for the Sportster is that itís been in production for 50+ years but there...
Forum: Road warriors 04-12-2013, 04:18 PM
Replies: 1,404
Views: 184,395
Posted By Charleston
MrBreeze you should be MrPractical thatís what...

MrBreeze you should be MrPractical thatís what those 2 bikes have in common, they are both practical<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>


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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-10-2013, 06:55 PM
Replies: 2,193
Views: 94,576
Posted By Charleston
I was there until 6:30. Lets pick a place for...

I was there until 6:30. Lets pick a place for next month so people can plan. Any ideas?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-10-2013, 03:35 PM
Replies: 2,193
Views: 94,576
Posted By Charleston
Great day for a ride and no one wants to meet? ...

Great day for a ride and no one wants to meet? Maybe we need to plan next month's now. Ideas?
Forum: Road warriors 04-10-2013, 02:51 PM
Replies: 1,404
Views: 184,395
Posted By Charleston
I think that a bike can get away with fewer gears...

I think that a bike can get away with fewer gears if it has torque over a broad rpm range. My Harley has torque but over a small range (I think my F150 truck has a higher redline) so it needs 6...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-10-2013, 02:24 PM
Replies: 2,193
Views: 94,576
Posted By Charleston
See you there

See you there
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-09-2013, 04:32 PM
Replies: 2,193
Views: 94,576
Posted By Charleston
OK Seattle is too far and Santiís got 2 votes,...

OK Seattle is too far and Santiís got 2 votes, should we meet at Santiís? <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>
Forum: Road warriors 04-09-2013, 04:25 PM
Replies: 1,404
Views: 184,395
Posted By Charleston
This picture kinda shows how far out the air...

This picture kinda shows how far out the air cleaner extends into where your leg wants to be. That was the only ergo thing that bugged me. ArmSC did it bother you?<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns =...
Forum: Road warriors 04-09-2013, 04:13 PM
Replies: 1,404
Views: 184,395
Posted By Charleston
I liked the tail light also and that the license...

I liked the tail light also and that the license plate is mounted on center not like a small plank hanging off one side as on the Iron<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns =...
Forum: Road warriors 04-09-2013, 02:15 PM
Replies: 1,404
Views: 184,395
Posted By Charleston
I noticed it more in person than in pictures....

I noticed it more in person than in pictures. Maybe there was just to much space between them and the engine.



ArmSC, that's the bike that I sat on. Did you think the frame looked kinda...
Forum: Road warriors 04-09-2013, 08:33 AM
Replies: 1,404
Views: 184,395
Posted By Charleston
Iíll repost this here since this may actually...

Iíll repost this here since this may actually turn into a useful thread.
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I got to test sit a Bolt this...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-09-2013, 06:27 AM
Replies: 472
Views: 25,707
Posted By Charleston
I didnít try it 2-up. I loved my BMW but it left...

I didnít try it 2-up. I loved my BMW but it left me stranded once so parts and repair availability are more important to me now than before. The input shaft to the transmission failed going over the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-08-2013, 07:23 PM
Replies: 472
Views: 25,707
Posted By Charleston
The FJR was scary in S mode. The Tenere was nice...

The FJR was scary in S mode. The Tenere was nice but it didnít seem as precise as the FJR but they are apples and oranges. I would guess that the GS has a better feel. My R1100S felt pretty good and...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-08-2013, 07:13 PM
Replies: 472
Views: 25,707
Posted By Charleston
Ya I did try both modes but it just didnít pull...

Ya I did try both modes but it just didnít pull from way down low like the FJR did. I really thought it would be the opposite. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns =...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-08-2013, 01:10 PM
Replies: 472
Views: 25,707
Posted By Charleston
We think alike, I rode those 2 also. I thought...

We think alike, I rode those 2 also. I thought that I was going to like them both but really was blown away by the FJR. I read complaints that the recent update was not much of a change so it must...
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