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Forum: Beasts 08-21-2013, 10:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,373
Posted By cycletlh
Too bad you do not seem to like them as the Uly...

Too bad you do not seem to like them as the Uly really fits what you are looking for. I have 50,000 on my 2007 and will not be trading anytime soon. Put 2600 miles on it just last week and still...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-17-2013, 04:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 593
Posted By cycletlh
Sounds like buying a bike out here and riding...

Sounds like buying a bike out here and riding back is a done deal.:clap All that you have to do is figure out what you want and how much you want to spend.

The local dealer (Westside) has a...
Forum: Beasts 03-17-2013, 12:11 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 9,710
Posted By cycletlh
Almost 50,000 miles on my 07 that I bought new. ...

Almost 50,000 miles on my 07 that I bought new. Would not hesitate to buy another. Year would not matter.

Biggest maintenance expense has been tires. Still on my second belt and carry the...
Forum: Beasts 03-16-2013, 11:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,317
Posted By cycletlh
Almost 50,000 on my 07 that I purchased new. ...

Almost 50,000 on my 07 that I purchased new. Changed the original around 17,000 and carry it as a spare. Still running on the second belt. Both belts have seen their share of gravel roads.

I...
Forum: Thumpers 02-17-2013, 02:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,317
Posted By cycletlh
Buy an extra set of top clamps and longer bolts. ...

Buy an extra set of top clamps and longer bolts. Place one set of top clamps upside down under the bars and the other set on top as they come from the factory. This allows the fork tubes to slide...
Forum: Beasts 02-17-2013, 02:19 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 18,366
Posted By cycletlh
Congratulations on the new bike. I have to...

Congratulations on the new bike.

I have to ask why you would do a chain conversion? Are belts no longer available? The belt is one of the best features. My 07 has 50,000 miles of combined asphalt...
Forum: Ride reports 06-06-2012, 08:58 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 26,427
Posted By cycletlh
What a great start to a trip. Congratulations to...

What a great start to a trip. Congratulations to all of you for doing this. If I ever make it there I will say that I know the guys that put the sign up.:clap:clap:clap
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-06-2012, 04:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 956
Posted By cycletlh
Wish I could. Was going to go out to Airway...

Wish I could. Was going to go out to Airway Heights as well to check out the Kart track. I know of a young lady that turned 7 last weekend. Think she has what it takes and would love to give her a...
Forum: Beasts 05-23-2012, 07:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,628
Posted By cycletlh
37,000 on my 07 Uly. 1 fan, 2 sets rear wheel...

37,000 on my 07 Uly. 1 fan, 2 sets rear wheel bearings, 1 front brake rotor, 1 belt so I would have a spare, 1 ignition switch, 1 headlight bulb, oil changes, tires, tires, and tires.

My wife...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-20-2012, 06:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 683
Posted By cycletlh
I flew to Seattle and back yesterday from...

I flew to Seattle and back yesterday from Spokane. Horizon Air had a great write up in their magazine. My Dad worked on the Space Needle when it was being built.

I remember going. Dad had...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-20-2012, 06:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,162
Posted By cycletlh
Why wait? Ride it now and again a couple of...

Why wait? Ride it now and again a couple of months from now. If you wait you will miss the early spring view.
Forum: Americas 05-18-2012, 07:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,609
Posted By cycletlh
Keep your northern route. Then as others have...

Keep your northern route. Then as others have recommended Hwy 20 over the Cascades to Winthrop and Omak is worth adding. Then WA 155 to Grand Coulee and Grand Coulee Dam then 174 and 2 to Spokane. ...
Forum: Americas 05-18-2012, 06:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,743
Posted By cycletlh
What are you riding? How many days? We...

What are you riding? How many days?

We have done this before and will be riding to Reno again this summer. With out answers to your questions I am going to suggest from Seattle that you take...
Forum: Beasts 05-28-2010, 07:34 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,533
Posted By cycletlh
Selling a motorcycle that you really like because...

Selling a motorcycle that you really like because a drive belt is on backorder seems extreme to me. Even if factory parts are not available there are solutions to just about any problem that we may...
Forum: Americas 05-16-2010, 06:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,345
Posted By cycletlh
Another vote for KK's route. Either North or...

Another vote for KK's route. Either North or South. We like to stay in Nakusp and take in the Nakusp Hot Springs.
Forum: Americas 05-09-2010, 08:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,149
Posted By cycletlh
Your call, but I would not ride it alone. Too...

Your call, but I would not ride it alone. Too many variables. Gas, breakdowns, injury, long ways from nowhere. Your friends should not be scared, but there is a reason to be nervous. You have...
Forum: Americas 05-09-2010, 08:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 805
Posted By cycletlh
Great suggestions but on a SM I would suggest...

Great suggestions but on a SM I would suggest less miles and more exploring. Here are some ideas, modify to fit your needs.

Day 1 - N. Cascades to Winthrop
Day 2 - Explore Harts Pass or the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-30-2009, 07:54 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,891
Posted By cycletlh
You forgot to mention the radar cops on pit road...

You forgot to mention the radar cops on pit road and the 5 minute penalty for speeding.:clap
Forum: Beasts 09-18-2009, 07:43 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,411
Posted By cycletlh
Leave the Wee in stock form. Take the Wee on one...

Leave the Wee in stock form. Take the Wee on one of the trips you are familiar with. See how close it is to doing what you want. How comfortable is it on those gravel roads. How does it work in...
Forum: Beasts 09-18-2009, 07:29 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,352
Posted By cycletlh
Neat Machine!!!

Neat Machine!!!
Forum: Beasts 09-18-2009, 07:09 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,909
Posted By cycletlh
The first article speaks primarily on Harley...

The first article speaks primarily on Harley failing to capitalize on the potential of Buell. It also speaks of a new president willing to take the company in directions old management would not. The...
Forum: Beasts 08-29-2009, 12:53 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,055
Posted By cycletlh
You can read for days about the strom. ...

You can read for days about the strom. Everything has been said before.

My wife rides a wee. Put over 12k miles in the last year with our limited riding season. All we did was trim the seat. ...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-27-2009, 06:34 AM
Replies: 7,146
Views: 6,341,318
Posted By cycletlh
Don't know what pics to post. I have 3 wives in...

Don't know what pics to post. I have 3 wives in 1. Baja Desert Biker Wife on her DRZ400, Adventure Rider Wife on her Wee Strom, or Bad Ass Biker wife on her Excelsior Henderson SuperX. Good thing...
Forum: Beasts 08-23-2009, 08:16 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,196
Posted By cycletlh
I ride a Uly, wife rides a Wee. In 24,000 miles...

I ride a Uly, wife rides a Wee. In 24,000 miles of observation I would say the Strom leads the pack followed by the big Beemers. If you are close to dusty roads the big Beemers are running in gangs...
Forum: Beasts 08-23-2009, 06:41 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,265
Posted By cycletlh
My wife says her 9 was better off highway than...

My wife says her 9 was better off highway than her wee strom. Unfortunately the riding position hurt her knees.
Forum: Beasts 08-03-2009, 08:05 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,773
Posted By cycletlh
I ride an 07 Uly that I bought new and the wife...

I ride an 07 Uly that I bought new and the wife rides a 04 Wee Strom purchased used with 10K. Both have approx. 24,000 miles.

The Uly: HATE :cry the wind noise. Currently tried 3 screens and...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-18-2009, 05:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 385
Posted By cycletlh
Thumb Favorite Motels

Currently riding the Rockies. Had a great experience at a mom and pop motel and a not so good one at a large chain so thought I would post.

Cedaredge Lodge, Cedaredge, CO. This is a very clean...
Forum: Americas 06-27-2009, 06:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,295
Posted By cycletlh
Thumb +1 It is not what you ride but the fact...

+1

It is not what you ride but the fact that you ride. Quit planning and start riding. Day trips, weekend trips, week trips, etc. The rest will come, the experiences will be irreplaceble.
...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-23-2009, 07:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,127
Posted By cycletlh
Bump to help her find it! I lost (stolen) a...

Bump to help her find it!

I lost (stolen) a hand painted helmet and a custom fitted driving suit along with my main tool box that I had owned since a kid. Someone could use the tools but the...
Forum: Americas 04-24-2009, 08:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 388
Posted By cycletlh
My wife was born and raised in Idaho not too far...

My wife was born and raised in Idaho not too far from Ontario. Option 1 is your only option in our opinion.

We ride Rattlesnake at least once a year and Lolo at least once a year. We...
Forum: Americas 04-24-2009, 08:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 743
Posted By cycletlh
Thanks Griz!!!

Thanks Griz!!!
Forum: Americas 04-24-2009, 08:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,056
Posted By cycletlh
Depends on when you are making the trip. If you...

Depends on when you are making the trip. If you are traveling June or later I would suggest meeting in Lewiston.

You can take Lolo and it is not that much farther for your Buddy to meet you. ...
Forum: Beasts 12-24-2008, 11:51 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,149
Posted By cycletlh
There is no perfect motorcycle that does everything!

I bought a new Uly in late July of 07. It now has 18,000 miles on it. My wife has an 03 Wee Strom that we picked up spring of 08. I have also ridden in Baja on 2 different occasions. Both times on a...
Forum: Beasts 10-26-2008, 07:58 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,872
Posted By cycletlh
"The Guzzi at 80 MPH feels the same as the Buell...

"The Guzzi at 80 MPH feels the same as the Buell at 40 MPH"

If you are talking wind/noise protection then this is the area that I feel Buell really needs to improve on. Long rides of which...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-26-2008, 07:43 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 10,610
Posted By cycletlh
The Mex insurance we bought included emergency...

The Mex insurance we bought included emergency medical that would get us back to the states. It was a cheap add on.

Gas up every chance you get even if you are only a gallon down.

Carry a...
Forum: Beasts 09-03-2008, 06:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,704
Posted By cycletlh
Known problem, not the dealers fault, take it...

Known problem, not the dealers fault, take it back to dealer for warranty repair.
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-03-2008, 06:42 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,451
Posted By cycletlh
Do not know about the BMW either. 16,500...

Do not know about the BMW either.

16,500 miles on my 07 Uly in one year and one month. (7 months of ride time) Ride 90/10 as advertising suggests.

Likes: Riding position, performance,...
Forum: Beasts 06-21-2008, 07:07 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,316
Posted By cycletlh
The thing about the Uly is that so many different...

The thing about the Uly is that so many different riders are using the bike for so many different things.

For me, I put lots of miles at one time on mine. Often times I have to ride freeway. I am...
Forum: Americas 06-21-2008, 06:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,709
Posted By cycletlh
My wife and I usually ride 300 to 400 a day on...

My wife and I usually ride 300 to 400 a day on weekend trips.

For our 7 day vacation last year I planned the route based on 200 miles per day average. Kind of a stop and smell the roses type...
Forum: Americas 06-21-2008, 06:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,799
Posted By cycletlh
Leave all the spare parts behind except the tire...

Leave all the spare parts behind except the tire plugs. As others have said anything you need can be purchased on the road.

Try to have gear that allows for temps that range from 40 degrees to...
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