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Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths Yesterday, 09:04 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 18,253
Posted By discochris
1572 miles in 24 hours. - IBA BBG back in 2003 or...

1572 miles in 24 hours. - IBA BBG back in 2003 or so on my 1997 Concours. I've done a lot of distance rides and rallies, but I won't do another BBG, that's just not fun.
Forum: Road Warriors 06-11-2015, 09:05 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,817
Posted By discochris
The NT700 was sold here for two years I think....

The NT700 was sold here for two years I think. 2010-2011. It didn't sell well, so there aren't that many around. I did see a handful for sale last summer before I bought the ST1300. They go for...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-10-2015, 10:03 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,817
Posted By discochris
I'll throw this one out. What about a Honda...

I'll throw this one out. What about a Honda NT700V? They aren't common, and from what I've read, they aren't fast, but they are lightweight, shaft drive, fully faired, and have factory bags (sort of...
Forum: The Garage 06-03-2015, 02:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,164
Posted By discochris
Another vote for 303. I just ordered some when...

Another vote for 303. I just ordered some when looking for something to restore the shine to the soft top on the Jeep. That stuff is the best!
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-03-2015, 09:09 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,688
Posted By discochris
I've said the same thing for years as well. Their...

I've said the same thing for years as well. Their roots are in the type of market that would seem to fit adv bikes perfectly, but evidently they don't feel the same way. Same with BRP.
Forum: Road Warriors 04-28-2015, 10:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,802
Posted By discochris
Ok, two initial comments. 1. The Vision with...

Ok, two initial comments.

1. The Vision with the dirt tires is AWESOME.
2. That your avatar says "does it come in black" I assume is a Spinal Tap reference, which is also AWESOME.

Now back to...
Forum: Road Warriors 04-19-2015, 10:34 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 14,385
Posted By discochris
Some pretty harsh shit here. As I posted...

Some pretty harsh shit here.

As I posted before, Erik Buell is supremely talented, but he clearly doesn't play well with others. That has been the cause of his success as well as his downfall. ...
Forum: 2 smokers 04-18-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 565
Posted By discochris
Thanks, but it sold within a day. Oh well, I'll...

Thanks, but it sold within a day. Oh well, I'll keep looking.
Forum: 2 smokers 04-17-2015, 08:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 565
Posted By discochris
1972 Kawasaki F7 175 - is this a good deal

I've been toying with getting an older enduro bike to tool around at the cabin.
Trying to keep it on the cheap, as the "garage" up here isn't the best or most secure. I don't mind wrenching, in...
Forum: Road Warriors 04-17-2015, 06:52 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 14,385
Posted By discochris
He wasn't. He was simply stating that Buell/EBR...

He wasn't. He was simply stating that Buell/EBR did not go bankrupt a second time. The original company didn't go bankrupt, it was just shut down by HD. Big difference there.
Forum: Road Warriors 04-16-2015, 10:27 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 14,385
Posted By discochris
Hard to say. Hero bought into EBR when they lost...

Hard to say. Hero bought into EBR when they lost their partnership with Honda and needed engineering help, especially if they wanted to break into the US market. There are rumors that Hero cut them...
Forum: Road Warriors 04-16-2015, 08:34 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 14,385
Posted By discochris
Sort of my thoughts as well. I really wish that...

Sort of my thoughts as well. I really wish that HD would have sold the original Buell to BRP at the time. They would have been an excellent fit. Not sure that the current EBR is worth much.

I...
Forum: Road Warriors 04-16-2015, 07:07 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 14,385
Posted By discochris
I don't think Buell had anything to do with that...

I don't think Buell had anything to do with that ad campaign. IIRC, Buell didn't have any standalone marketing by that point - it was all controlled by HD corporate, and their people developed that...
Forum: Road Warriors 04-13-2015, 11:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,308
Posted By discochris
Same here, but I too would love to add a tuber to...

Same here, but I too would love to add a tuber to the garage someday. I think they're so cool, and I too think that there's enough crossover with HD parts that you can keep a tuber running long after...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-13-2015, 11:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,207
Posted By discochris
Correct in that ECMspy doesn't work on the 08+...

Correct in that ECMspy doesn't work on the 08+ like it does on the 06-07 bikes. However, there's a procedure where you can read the codes by jumping pins on a connector to see why the CEL is on. I...
Forum: Road Warriors 03-31-2015, 10:33 PM
Replies: 1,200
Views: 363,269
Posted By discochris
Those front bags are one of the coolest farkles...

Those front bags are one of the coolest farkles I've seen yet. I don't think they'd be for me, simply because I really love my highway pegs, but I love to see this kind of outside the box (ugh -...
Forum: The Garage 03-17-2015, 11:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,143
Posted By discochris
That's a very old softener. It's entirely...

That's a very old softener. It's entirely possible it's not working and needs to be replaced. They wear out like any other appliance.

Another possibility is that you have a salt bridge at the...
Forum: The Garage 03-15-2015, 10:38 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 9,543
Posted By discochris
My 1966 F-100 has the optional lap belts, which...

My 1966 F-100 has the optional lap belts, which seems even more odd for a truck.

I know I looked a while back, but I think a lot of those engines can run unleaded with no problem. I always have on...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-15-2015, 10:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,913
Posted By discochris
I'd be hesitant to buy one with those mods at...

I'd be hesitant to buy one with those mods at that price. You don't know how well the mods were done. The 06's and 07's are programmable with ECMspy, but if I recall, it's a lot harder to do that on...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-15-2015, 10:14 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,265
Posted By discochris
There are a few things I've heard are tough, but...

There are a few things I've heard are tough, but I can't recall what's unobtanium.

I know that the last time I went to order some things for mine before I got ride of it, the dealer said that a...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-08-2015, 11:42 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,265
Posted By discochris
The parts issue was a major reason I sold my Uly....

The parts issue was a major reason I sold my Uly. Since I can only justify having one bike, waiting a long time for parts, especially with a relatively short riding season here, was a problem.
...
Forum: Road Warriors 03-08-2015, 10:50 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 8,547
Posted By discochris
I had a 2008 Uly XT for five years. I hated it...

I had a 2008 Uly XT for five years. I hated it the longer I had it. Wind protection, even with a Palmer screen was terrible, fuel range was awful (I added an aux fuel cell for long distance stuff),...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-01-2015, 11:47 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,265
Posted By discochris
I suspect it's very much a desire to be different...

I suspect it's very much a desire to be different and to ride a motorcycle that most others wouldn't consider or even know much about.
Forum: The Garage 03-01-2015, 11:09 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,374
Posted By discochris
While this is getting off topic, I won't flame...

While this is getting off topic, I won't flame you…
I have a 1966 Ford F100. It lives up at my cabin now, because driving it in big city traffic was positively frightening. I also tried to drive a...
Forum: The Garage 03-01-2015, 12:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,144
Posted By discochris
The appliance cheapening thing is so true. We...

The appliance cheapening thing is so true. We lived in our last house for ten years - bought it brand new - and we ended up replacing every appliance except the dryer in less than ten years.

As...
Forum: The Garage 02-28-2015, 11:59 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,374
Posted By discochris
I put winter tires/rims on my old Fit every year,...

I put winter tires/rims on my old Fit every year, and I was too cheap to buy a second set of sensors, so I just dealt with the light for four months a year. No chime. When I put the stock wheels...
Forum: The Garage 02-28-2015, 11:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,401
Posted By discochris
I work in the salt industry, and we get a lot of...

I work in the salt industry, and we get a lot of questions about drinking softened water. In short, there's nothing wrong with it.

In general, most people bypass the softener for the cold water to...
Forum: The Garage 02-20-2015, 10:30 PM
Replies: 3,457
Views: 506,869
Posted By discochris
Painted. And Painted. And Painted. I've been...

Painted. And Painted. And Painted.

I've been painting the ceiling in the garage for the past three nights. What a PITA. 38 year old house, brown paper drywall and has never been painted. I should...
Forum: The Garage 01-15-2015, 11:27 PM
Replies: 6,581
Views: 2,975,205
Posted By discochris
Is tile a realistic solution in climates where...

Is tile a realistic solution in climates where there's a lot of salt use on the roads in the winter? I know I'm constantly squeegeeing out dirt and salt residue that melts off the cars all winter...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-15-2015, 11:11 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 19,272
Posted By discochris
If and that's a big IF, the AX is ever released,...

If and that's a big IF, the AX is ever released, it could be the greatest bike on earth, but it still doesn't address the biggest problem EBR is going to have right now, and that's a minuscule dealer...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-14-2015, 11:50 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,265
Posted By discochris
The OP said that the dealer wants $6500 for the...

The OP said that the dealer wants $6500 for the '09. I think that's way too much.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-13-2015, 10:19 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,265
Posted By discochris
$6500 is probably too much. It's a buyers market...

$6500 is probably too much. It's a buyers market for Buells right now.
I had an '08 XT with 23,000 and I had a really tough time selling it last summer. I had it for sale for two months. I started...
Forum: Road Warriors 01-13-2015, 12:09 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,440
Posted By discochris
Damn is that nice.

Damn is that nice.
Forum: Road Warriors 01-12-2015, 11:50 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,318
Posted By discochris
I'm not an expert on the rest of the XB line, but...

I'm not an expert on the rest of the XB line, but from what I know, yes, Ulys were worse. Part of that might have been expectations. Buell really touted the belt technology on the Uly, particularly...
Forum: Road Warriors 01-11-2015, 09:35 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,318
Posted By discochris
The first gen 06-07 Uly's got better mileage. My...

The first gen 06-07 Uly's got better mileage. My 2008 never went more than 180 miles on a tank, and sometimes the light went on at 130. And those belts were problematic. Lots of stories of breakage...
Forum: The Garage 01-09-2015, 11:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,750
Posted By discochris
I started a similar thread last spring. Our house...

I started a similar thread last spring. Our house was built in 1978 and was never re-insulated, so it was only originally done to about R-19 (In Minnesota!).
Our house is an odd multilevel layout so...
Forum: Road Warriors 01-06-2015, 12:01 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,318
Posted By discochris
I was very seriously in the market for an NT700V...

I was very seriously in the market for an NT700V last summer, but there weren't that many around. I ended up getting a good deal on a 2003 ST1300ABS, so I jumped on that instead. I was a bit...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-29-2014, 12:07 AM
Replies: 3,071
Views: 959,752
Posted By discochris
A friend of mine has one. I've nosed around about...

A friend of mine has one. I've nosed around about buying it from him. He always has money issues, but so far he won't sell it to me. Or he thinks it's worth way more than it is...
Forum: Road Warriors 11-03-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 383
Views: 32,050
Posted By discochris
I know a great many people who are basically tech...

I know a great many people who are basically tech nerds for a living, but gravitate towards much simpler tastes in their personal lives. Guys who work on complex mechanical and computer systems, but...
Forum: Road Warriors 11-03-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 15,554
Posted By discochris
They did. ...

They did.

http://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/Gallery/Buell%20XB12X%20Ulysses%2006%20%203.jpg
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