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Forum: Road warriors Today, 02:58 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 7,696
Posted By boatpuller
Oh man, Harley should figure out a way to sell...

Oh man, Harley should figure out a way to sell the "anger scowl" in the Parts and Accessories catalog. That way all the bad ass accountants and bad ass lawyers can make sure they have the MOCO's...
Forum: Americas Today, 11:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 123
Posted By boatpuller
You'll get lots of good motorcycle road ideas, so...

You'll get lots of good motorcycle road ideas, so I'll pass on those, and offer an alternative, especially since you live around them already and can hit them on a weekend.

Consider a...
Forum: Trip Planning Today, 10:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 140
Posted By boatpuller
The trick to heat management is different than...

The trick to heat management is different than most think. Mesh is a bad idea. If the temps are higher than 93 degrees, than all you are doing is warming yourself up by blowing hotter than skin...
Forum: Road warriors Today, 10:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 841
Posted By boatpuller
If you're going to end up with driving lights,...

If you're going to end up with driving lights, two of them impress me: the Baja designs combo of distance and wide had great light pattern, and the Clearwater lights are very sophisticated with...
Forum: Road warriors Today, 10:17 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 7,696
Posted By boatpuller
True, H-D does have some of the latest and...

True, H-D does have some of the latest and greatest features, but he never claimed they were the latest and greatest motorcycle. Heck, he doesn't even ride one himself. He's just being objective...
Forum: Road warriors Today, 10:05 AM
Replies: 5,191
Views: 1,034,465
Posted By boatpuller
Like most here, if I don't care for someone's...

Like most here, if I don't care for someone's personal style, I stay quiet because it's not my business. But, this is too much. Green shock cord holding the seat on?!! I think black or orange...
Forum: Road warriors Today, 09:54 AM
Replies: 5,191
Views: 1,034,465
Posted By boatpuller
Not liking country music - is that legal in...

Not liking country music - is that legal in Georgia?

I'll do some research on my own, but do you know what wire wheels they used on the pictured sportster?
Forum: Road warriors Today, 07:39 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 7,696
Posted By boatpuller
Why can't we all just have this attitude and be...

Why can't we all just have this attitude and be happy with what we have? (I'm referring to the last sentence of the quote. The first paragraph is quoted because it's very funny and I thought it...
Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 02:43 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 7,696
Posted By boatpuller
First off, I meant no disrespect to a BMW...

First off, I meant no disrespect to a BMW motorcycle. If I could handle their buzziness, there'd be a GSA in my garage.

Secondly, you sound like either a BMW salesman, or a blindly loyal new...
Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 02:37 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 7,696
Posted By boatpuller
That made me laugh out loud.

That made me laugh out loud.
Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 08:38 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 7,696
Posted By boatpuller
Here's a link to a Google search for "r1200rt...

Here's a link to a Google search for "r1200rt accessories": https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q=r1200rt+accessories

Lots of seat, suspension, buzz-dampening items etc for a bike that needs no...
Forum: Road warriors 03-24-2015, 09:21 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 7,696
Posted By boatpuller
European taxes. That same Road King sells in the...

European taxes. That same Road King sells in the USA for roughly 2/3 of the Sweden price. That's not Harley making more money, that's your government making a killing on the backs of their...
Forum: Americas 03-24-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 416
Posted By boatpuller
Welcome to the USA. I hope you are having a...

Welcome to the USA. I hope you are having a wonderful trip.

Don't forget to consider major book stores like Barns & Noble. If they don't have one in stock, you could order it, and have it...
Forum: Trip Planning 03-24-2015, 09:17 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 89,133
Posted By boatpuller
+1 It's a great service, and while I've...

+1

It's a great service, and while I've not used it, have hosted folks, and very much enjoyed doing that. Visiting with riders on a trip is next best thing to being on one yourself.
Forum: Road warriors 03-24-2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,211
Posted By boatpuller
I'm out of my knowledge zone here, both on these...

I'm out of my knowledge zone here, both on these kinds of bikes and his kind of traffic (thank God!) but what about a FJR with the auto transmission (or is it just clutchless shifting?). Very...
Forum: Americas 03-23-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 373
Posted By boatpuller
The little highway going from the ID boarder NE...

The little highway going from the ID boarder NE to Jackson, WY was amazingly pretty when I rode it two Septembers ago. It follows the snake river, and I liked it enough to turn around and ride it...
Forum: Americas 03-23-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 557
Posted By boatpuller
Yup. Exactly. Saw a mother...

Yup. Exactly.

Saw a mother (grandmother?) going to put a child on a bison for a photo. Glad, for kid's sake, she got stopped.

Bison are surprisingly quick, especially sideways. While...
Forum: Road warriors 03-23-2015, 07:31 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,497
Posted By boatpuller
+2

+2
Forum: Road warriors 03-23-2015, 07:23 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 7,696
Posted By boatpuller
To the O.P. Go to a Harley dealer, ask about...

To the O.P.

Go to a Harley dealer, ask about the standard Road King, with the 13" shocks, and get a test ride. The dealers are very free with test rides, and you'll be on a new one that SHOULD be...
Forum: Americas 03-20-2015, 09:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 330
Posted By boatpuller
160 in MO is a pleasant road. Another to...

160 in MO is a pleasant road. Another to consider is 60, but it will have more 4 lane on it that you'd think it would. Still worth considering. But there are also several state highways to...
Forum: Americas 03-20-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 227
Posted By boatpuller
I'm no expert on New England, but have ridden...

I'm no expert on New England, but have ridden through twice in the past few years, and these are the things that worked well-enough getting past NYC.

Consider heading east from DC through the...
Forum: Americas 03-20-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 534
Posted By boatpuller
Good for you on so many levels. If you've taken...

Good for you on so many levels. If you've taken a 1000 mile trip, you'll have most the skills needed to take a 12,000 trip. The difference will be in things/techniques needed after about 3-4 days...
Forum: Road warriors 03-20-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,104
Posted By boatpuller
Today, there is very little the police Harley's...

Today, there is very little the police Harley's have that the civilian Harley's don't. The seat is the big thing, and maybe the charging system is bigger, but I doubt that any longer. You can put a...
Forum: Americas 03-19-2015, 08:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 330
Posted By boatpuller
And I got an email from Delorme yesterday about a...

And I got an email from Delorme yesterday about a sale on their topo maps going on right now.
Forum: Americas 03-19-2015, 08:30 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,463
Posted By boatpuller
In my earlier post I gave what I still think is...

In my earlier post I gave what I still think is reasonable advice, trying to strike a balance between your two current options. Now though, I'd like to share some observations that may or may not be...
Forum: Americas 03-19-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,308
Posted By boatpuller
Agree about the safety of taking a break. But,...

Agree about the safety of taking a break. But, do you want to always take your break at gas stations?

I've toured with only the stock tank, and also with a 5 gallon aux tank plumbed into the...
Forum: Americas 03-18-2015, 04:01 PM
Replies: 547
Views: 37,628
Posted By boatpuller
:eek1 :huh Oh this could be a...

:eek1

:huh

Oh this could be a great story....
Forum: Americas 03-18-2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 883
Posted By boatpuller
Baja Designs are good LED's, and I like that on...

Baja Designs are good LED's, and I like that on some of them you can get both wide and distance lights.

The other light to consider may be even better, Clearwater Lights. ...
Forum: Americas 03-18-2015, 03:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 888
Posted By boatpuller
You misunderstood if you think I'm advocating...

You misunderstood if you think I'm advocating Interstates over other roads, but, buddy you're not trying very hard if you can't pick up on cultural differences even on the major roads. Some of the...
Forum: Americas 03-18-2015, 03:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 143
Posted By boatpuller
In northern Maine there are an incredible network...

In northern Maine there are an incredible network of ATV trails, which become snowmobile trails in the winter. I got stranded in Madawaska, ME once due to an early season snow storm down in New...
Forum: Americas 03-18-2015, 03:10 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,463
Posted By boatpuller
Good jobs in your chosen field (whatever that is)...

Good jobs in your chosen field (whatever that is) are not as common today as in years past. It would be hard to take off when a great opportunity is presenting itself. But, the memories of such an...
Forum: Trip Planning 03-18-2015, 12:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 854
Posted By boatpuller
LarryLarry: All my dogs loved to go (in cars and...

LarryLarry: All my dogs loved to go (in cars and trucks, never tried on a bike). They would rather be left in the back seat with the windows down while I was in a store, than be left at home when...
Forum: Americas 03-16-2015, 11:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 888
Posted By boatpuller
Love your comment about the Grizwalds. But, have...

Love your comment about the Grizwalds. But, have to disagree somewhat with the first paragraph. different parts of the country hold vastly different cultures, peoples, and behaviors. Even if you...
Forum: Americas 03-16-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 248
Posted By boatpuller
Don't forget that you could have it shipped to...

Don't forget that you could have it shipped to the USA side of the border, and then you cross over and bring it in personally, if that simplifies anything for you.
Forum: Americas 03-15-2015, 09:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 489
Posted By boatpuller
Duluth is a great town, very artsy and foodie...

Duluth is a great town, very artsy and foodie place. And home to Aerostich, make sure you stop.

On Canadian side, there are few places to pull over and stop. the road shoulders are steep and...
Forum: Americas 03-15-2015, 09:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 468
Posted By boatpuller
Allstate / KOA RV coverage. Covers motorcycles,...

Allstate / KOA RV coverage. Covers motorcycles, trailers, and vehicles. Supposed to be unlimited distance to the closest repair facility that can handle your broken vehicle. But, there is some...
Forum: Americas 03-13-2015, 09:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 560
Posted By boatpuller
It's my understanding that the renewal companies...

It's my understanding that the renewal companies actually have someone go to the Government offices and walk the paperwork around where it needs to go, reducing non-value added time for the normal...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-13-2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 1,035
Views: 363,767
Posted By boatpuller
Dirt Medic, nicely done. Where did you...

Dirt Medic, nicely done.

Where did you source the U-joint?
Forum: Americas 03-12-2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 539
Posted By boatpuller
On small cycles, I'd take Hwy 54 through Wichita,...

On small cycles, I'd take Hwy 54 through Wichita, and when it merges with Hwy 400, I'd take that into CO.

This restaurant has been highly recommended to me, but I've not eaten there yet. It's...
Forum: Americas 03-12-2015, 05:49 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,308
Posted By boatpuller
You also need a container to collect the gas,...

You also need a container to collect the gas, before putting it in your tank. Unless you lay your motorcycle down to allow the syphoning to work, which could work.
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