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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-10-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,686
Posted By IHWillys
Is there a device that offers a momentary...

Is there a device that offers a momentary headlight modulation/taillight flash to be used in the same manner as a horn(ie only when the rider wants it)? It seems this would be useful in addition to...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-31-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 9,000
Views: 522,219
Posted By IHWillys
Walden is on our side of the divide so...

Walden is on our side of the divide so technically...

Ken
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-28-2015, 06:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,219
Posted By IHWillys
Darmahman, thanks for bars. I mounted a pair on...

Darmahman, thanks for bars. I mounted a pair on the XS and I think they'll do what I want without using risers.

Ken
Forum: Old's Cool 03-25-2015, 08:33 AM
Replies: 2,680
Views: 397,794
Posted By IHWillys
Hey atleast it is cheaper than most other XLCRs. ...

Hey atleast it is cheaper than most other XLCRs. All you'd have to do is source a fairing, tank, seat, fenders, exhaust, bars, shocks... ah nevermind.

Ken
Forum: Old's Cool 03-25-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 732
Posted By IHWillys
zap2504, good tips on reviving old carb boots. ...

zap2504, good tips on reviving old carb boots.

However on sourcing wintergreen... Homeopathic "medicine" would not have any wintergreen in it. It would be water or alcohol or anything but what...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-16-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 9,000
Views: 522,219
Posted By IHWillys
I learned the "charleston" version. ...

I learned the "charleston" version.

Ken
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-12-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 932
Views: 352,245
Posted By IHWillys
I believe this is incorrect in the case of having...

I believe this is incorrect in the case of having bonded to obtain title. In Colorado, if the current owner gets a title established by surety bond and you subsequently make a claim on the bike, you...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-10-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 453
Views: 195,722
Posted By IHWillys
It seems that the scrambler label, as applied by...

It seems that the scrambler label, as applied by many of the manufacturers in the '70s, described a street bike with a few bolt-on modifications such as exhaust pipes and handlebars along with tires...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-10-2015, 08:24 AM
Replies: 453
Views: 195,722
Posted By IHWillys
Yes, a brace would be good as part of the...

Yes, a brace would be good as part of the front-end treatment if I go with the XL fender. I have a set of springs and the Minton mod for the front forks. Emulators maybe someday but not this go...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-09-2015, 06:47 PM
Replies: 453
Views: 195,722
Posted By IHWillys
Not much of a scrambler but it is "custom", hehe....

Not much of a scrambler but it is "custom", hehe. I have gone a different direction than what I had for the past 15+ years with this bike. I went to look at a Norton and came home with a decrepit...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-09-2015, 01:09 PM
Replies: 4,395
Views: 484,964
Posted By IHWillys
No, you have it backward. Here in Colorado we...

No, you have it backward. Here in Colorado we don't have to "roll your own", we can buy "rolled by someone else" at the local store.

Ken
Forum: Road warriors 02-20-2015, 05:54 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,754
Posted By IHWillys
FJ1200. Ken

FJ1200.

Ken
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-17-2015, 03:56 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 9,268
Posted By IHWillys
Not to mention the Norton presented as a...

Not to mention the Norton presented as a benchmark is rated at 80 HP, is a an entirely new bike and appears to be in stock form.

I like both bikes but I might get along better with the guy that...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-12-2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 13,082
Views: 1,775,809
Posted By IHWillys
We are in agreement then. I apologize for the...

We are in agreement then. I apologize for the hijack.

Ken
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-11-2015, 06:30 PM
Replies: 13,082
Views: 1,775,809
Posted By IHWillys
I don't know. I guess I am weak to the forces of...

I don't know. I guess I am weak to the forces of change.

My XS was a clapped out chopper when I bought it in '97 and resurrected it into a cafe/tracker sort of thing. Now it's an "I don't know...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-27-2015, 08:16 AM
Replies: 37,678
Views: 9,937,260
Posted By IHWillys
That's awesome. Ken

That's awesome.

Ken
Forum: Road warriors 01-14-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,773
Posted By IHWillys
My main complaint with this Yamaha would be what...

My main complaint with this Yamaha would be what appears to me to be an overly long wheelbase. Next would be the slightly padded skateboard style seat. Tuck the rear wheel in a bit more with a...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-30-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 9,000
Views: 522,219
Posted By IHWillys
I'm not yet a player but intend to be one...

I'm not yet a player but intend to be one someday. If there was a vote to be placed, mine would be for moto only.

That said, my experience between a heavier, lower center of gravity streetbike...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-14-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,991
Posted By IHWillys
I am in the finishing stage of building a small...

I am in the finishing stage of building a small cabin for use as my office. The above is so correct, it pains me. Live and learn. I am way over on time and budget. I had to spend a fair amount of...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-13-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 15,415
Views: 1,242,698
Posted By IHWillys
I am jealous. For now... Ken

I am jealous. For now...

Ken
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-10-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 15,415
Views: 1,242,698
Posted By IHWillys
That made me chuckle... a WWII Allied "invasion...

That made me chuckle... a WWII Allied "invasion star" on a German made vehicle.

Ken
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-04-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,333
Posted By IHWillys
Because while the starter couldn't do it by...

Because while the starter couldn't do it by itself, it would help turn the engine in combination with the push start. Thus I was more likely to get it to start the first time when doing both.

Ken
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-04-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,333
Posted By IHWillys
Where? All over town. My first streetbike was...

Where? All over town. My first streetbike was an '82 750 Virago that was well used when I bought it. I probably push started it more times in the 3 years it was my only transportation than I did...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-28-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,978
Posted By IHWillys
In Colorado this is being attempted. A new alert...

In Colorado this is being attempted. A new alert system, similar to the Amber Alert, allows for quickly informing the public about vehicles sought for a hit and run.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-28-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 4,395
Views: 484,964
Posted By IHWillys
I recall that nearly every time a question like...

I recall that nearly every time a question like "do you ride a Harley" or "when are you getting a Harley" was asked of me, it was by someone who doesn't ride any motorcycle. It seems to me that...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-05-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 7,788
Views: 3,615,345
Posted By IHWillys
I miss Steamboat Motorcycle Week. My company...

I miss Steamboat Motorcycle Week. My company rented a condo there in the '90s until the end.

Ken
Forum: Old's Cool 03-05-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 21,034
Posted By IHWillys
I've had good results re-proofing using the...

I've had good results re-proofing using the Filson Oil Finish Wax on a Filson jacket and another oiled cotton coat(Australia in brand name but made in Canada... go figure). I wiped it on the fabric...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-28-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,728
Posted By IHWillys
I just read about Miles O'Brien, a journalist,...

I just read about Miles O'Brien, a journalist, having his left arm amputated above the elbow due to compartment syndrome caused by a box falling on it.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-11-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,320
Posted By IHWillys
A friend of mine did this. It requires a bit...

A friend of mine did this. It requires a bit more than just an engine swap. If anyone is truly interested in such a mod I can get more info from him and pass it along.

Ken
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-11-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,278
Posted By IHWillys
More than a few times I drooled over the NR at...

More than a few times I drooled over the NR at LMS, but I did not get to even hear it run.

Ken
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-06-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,587
Posted By IHWillys
This was taken on the Deer Mountain trail in RMNP...

This was taken on the Deer Mountain trail in RMNP a few weeks ago. We left our snow shoes in the car as we didn't need them, even on top(trail was well packed). There should be a little bit more...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-03-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 943
Posted By IHWillys
I loved that as a kid. I had the book version. ...

I loved that as a kid. I had the book version. It was well worn by my repeated reading. That eventually led to a Dirt Bike subscription when I was 11 or so.

Ken
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-10-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,797
Posted By IHWillys
Maybe I'm missing something here but if you don't...

Maybe I'm missing something here but if you don't like Comcast, don't use them. They are not like the utilities with a monopoly on what they provide.

I disconnected the cable to my house...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-02-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 488
Views: 29,530
Posted By IHWillys
That is cheaper than before MMJ in CO came to be....

That is cheaper than before MMJ in CO came to be. In the late '90s, $100 for 1/4 oz of the *best* available was common. The commercial recreational market will eventually meet the MMJ prices. In...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-20-2013, 08:27 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,857
Posted By IHWillys
The land owner may not really care but is forced...

The land owner may not really care but is forced to "care" due to other reasons.

Consider that private property likely has an owner with assets to protect. Someone gets hurt on the property and...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-19-2013, 08:51 AM
Replies: 2,553
Views: 702,411
Posted By IHWillys
That tread seems similar to the Cheng Shin C858...

That tread seems similar to the Cheng Shin C858 to me.
http://images.motorcycle-superstore.com/productimages/OG/0000_cheng_shin_c858_dual_sport_rear_tire_--.jpg

Ken
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-17-2013, 09:19 AM
Replies: 704
Views: 40,942
Posted By IHWillys
Go Rams! Before the Utah State game I...

Go Rams!

Before the Utah State game I stated something to the effect of "This game will be the test of how the bowl game will go down." I'm hoping I was wrong.

Ken
(CSU Alumnus)
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-17-2013, 09:15 AM
Replies: 704
Views: 40,942
Posted By IHWillys
Yeah it is hard to regularly pick the winner...

Yeah it is hard to regularly pick the winner against the spread. That's why a bookie doesn't gamble on who wins by how much. They adjust the line to balance the bets so that the losing bets pay the...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-13-2013, 02:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,282
Posted By IHWillys
I'll second Ray's Motorcycle. I haven't been...

I'll second Ray's Motorcycle. I haven't been there often over the years but they were stand up people when I was.

Ken
Forum: Old's Cool 11-29-2013, 10:20 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 15,339
Posted By IHWillys
I like it. Ken

I like it.

Ken
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