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Forum: Road warriors 04-11-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,507
Posted By boatpuller
Can you give us enough info so we can do a...

Can you give us enough info so we can do a reasonable search on non-stock alternatives to the HD compensator? I'm about to have to do my second one, and don't want to have to do a third in the...
Forum: Road warriors 04-11-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,411
Posted By boatpuller
Hoptownky: Both are quality motorcycles with...

Hoptownky: Both are quality motorcycles with good track records. Don't be afraid of the "extra seals" in the Harley motor, if that is true. Most people have no trouble with 07 and newer Harley...
Forum: Ride reports 04-11-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 322
Views: 81,807
Posted By boatpuller
Oh how horrible. My heart bleeds for you and...

Oh how horrible. My heart bleeds for you and your family losing a beloved member and great friend. She was obviously lucky to have you in her life.

It only hurts so much because it was so...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-04-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,430
Posted By boatpuller
What a beautiful country. Thank you for sharing...

What a beautiful country. Thank you for sharing the pictures of your trip. I second the comment about how a common recreational interest can unite people half a world apart.

As a boy growing...
Forum: Road warriors 04-01-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,599
Posted By boatpuller
Oh for the love of goodness!!! Stop killing the...

Oh for the love of goodness!!! Stop killing the OP's excitement with trivial little nit-picking. He got his first Harley, and he's excited and happy about it. Good for him. Don't make his early...
Forum: Ride reports 04-01-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,827
Posted By boatpuller
Wonderful writing style. Looking forward to your...

Wonderful writing style. Looking forward to your trip back east.
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,256
Posted By boatpuller
Go with the 650 class. It's going to be so much...

Go with the 650 class. It's going to be so much better for you for many reasons: you won't out-grow it in a month, it can maintain hwy speeds more easy than a 250, they are mostly gentle tuned...
Forum: Americas 04-01-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 15,190
Posted By boatpuller
Excellent. With that we can be more helpful. ...

Excellent. With that we can be more helpful. Many discourage Washington DC, but I'm not one of them. It is a treasure of a city, wonderful to be a tourist in, and every few years I go through...
Forum: Americas 03-31-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 15,190
Posted By boatpuller
Welcome in advance. Ride Reports of North...

Welcome in advance. Ride Reports of North America from visitors from afar always intrigue me. Very much looking forward to following yours.

What do you want to get out of your ride? How long...
Forum: EMEA 03-27-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,002
Posted By boatpuller
Your thread got moved to Trip Planning, which it...

Your thread got moved to Trip Planning, which it kind of is. But, put into Europe, Middle East, Africa section, which it kind of isn't.

Suggest you start a ride report of your trip so far, so...
Forum: Road warriors 03-26-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,459
Posted By boatpuller
Much of the buffeting on many touring Harley's is...

Much of the buffeting on many touring Harley's is from air coming up around the tank and into your helmet. On the highway, put your feet up on the crash bars and "hug" the tank with your legs. ...
Forum: Beasts 03-24-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 13,505
Posted By boatpuller
How did I just find this thread?! I love Sporty...

How did I just find this thread?! I love Sporty conversion stories.

What seat are you using? Where did you find it?
Forum: Ride reports 03-22-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 617
Posted By boatpuller
Nice job on your blog. I've only scanned it, but...

Nice job on your blog. I've only scanned it, but will spend time reading it soon.

Enjoy your trip to the USA. Your plans to ride the BRP, and then the TAT, is a very interesting way to see a...
Forum: Ride reports 03-22-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,069
Posted By boatpuller
In for your RR. Would like to do Europe some day...

In for your RR. Would like to do Europe some day on a motorcycle, and a river tour in France.
Forum: Ride reports 03-20-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,438
Posted By boatpuller
Your writing ability is only surpassed by your...

Your writing ability is only surpassed by your photo-journalists skills. :D
Forum: Ride reports 03-18-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,746
Posted By boatpuller
That made me laugh out loud, very funny. ...

That made me laugh out loud, very funny.

If you USA travels ever bring you near St. Louis, MO, please stop by and we'll get you some St. Louis style BBQ ribs. Might not compare to Icelandic...
Forum: Ride reports 03-17-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,294
Posted By boatpuller
X2 Did St. Louis to Yellowstone last...

X2

Did St. Louis to Yellowstone last time, and planning to do Glacier this year. Enjoyed some of the same roads you did, and actually might have liked Chief Joe more than BTP, but found Red...
Forum: Ride reports 03-17-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,746
Posted By boatpuller
Surely you didn't make your wife walk through the...

Surely you didn't make your wife walk through the water twice to get pictures of you riding through it, did you?!!!
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,540
Posted By boatpuller
Sounds like you are describing a KTM 525, or a...

Sounds like you are describing a KTM 525, or a KTM 450 turned into a 540. From what I understand, the current 500 lacks some of the down low torque. But these are water cooled, if that matters, and...
Forum: Road warriors 03-13-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,253
Posted By boatpuller
Does that ramp slide under the trailer floor? ...

Does that ramp slide under the trailer floor? What brand is that trailer?
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 301
Posted By boatpuller
Thanks for all the info. Found a source for...

Thanks for all the info. Found a source for switch.
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 301
Posted By boatpuller
Where's the KTM front-brake light switch?

Bought an 06 KTM 525 EXC, and discovered the front brake does not activate the brake light. (The rear does.) I feel silly, but I can't find the blasted switch that's supposed to activate the brake...
Forum: Ride reports 03-10-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 54,515
Posted By boatpuller
Week and a half without an update - you all okay?

Week and a half without an update - you all okay?
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-09-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 29,268
Posted By boatpuller
Has the rear tire touched the exhaust pipe yet...

Has the rear tire touched the exhaust pipe yet where it snakes behind the shock?
Forum: Thumpers 03-09-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 18,312
Posted By boatpuller
You are absolutely right about their coffee...

You are absolutely right about their coffee tasting burnt, that's how they over-roast it.

But, they don't over-roast their espresso beans - really. They actually make a very good, rich, bold,...
Forum: Road warriors 03-09-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,206
Posted By boatpuller
You can easily change the seat, handle bars, and...

You can easily change the seat, handle bars, and foot boards / foot controls in most any way you want. Getting a Harley to fit should be doable for most anyone in-between an NBA player and a jockey.
Forum: Road warriors 03-07-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,747
Posted By boatpuller
Very interesting idea.

Very interesting idea.
Forum: Road warriors 03-04-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,253
Posted By boatpuller
Overly complex solution to a small problem that's...

Overly complex solution to a small problem that's already been solved in easier ways.

There are other similar products available, and much more elegant too. This one does not impress.
Forum: Road warriors 03-02-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 11,850
Posted By boatpuller
I WAS!!:cry Just got to love chili,...

I WAS!!:cry

Just got to love chili, waffles, and eggs for a good weekend breakfast. And it was a fun little ride to get there, much better motorcycle ride than where any of the Waffle Houses...
Forum: Road warriors 03-02-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 11,850
Posted By boatpuller
These came out when Harley only used two basic...

These came out when Harley only used two basic stabilizing points to keep the motor in line. With these, you could have three stabilizing points, and that greatly improved things. Then Harley...
Forum: Road warriors 03-02-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 11,850
Posted By boatpuller
I also got rid a perfectly good 07 RK for an 09...

I also got rid a perfectly good 07 RK for an 09 RK! Yes, it was a very expensive rear tire, but I've never regretted making the upgrade once. It's a great motorcycle. Though, after the Rushmore...
Forum: Road warriors 03-02-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 11,850
Posted By boatpuller
We're planning a trip to Glacier this fall. Did...

We're planning a trip to Glacier this fall. Did Yellowstone last year, and the USA 4 Corners trip the prior. All on our Road King.

Seems you and I have similar views on motorcycles, except I still...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-27-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 14,062
Posted By boatpuller
So, remind us, you did nothing performance-wise...

So, remind us, you did nothing performance-wise to the MPS other than custom build a 2:1 exhaust, and that generated such a strong seat-of-the-pants improvement? I've heard 2:1 pipes are good for...
Forum: Road warriors 02-27-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 11,850
Posted By boatpuller
Okay, so you've got basically a ten year old...

Okay, so you've got basically a ten year old motorcycle that has caused you a problem. It seems big to you now, but is a known issue in that year especially, and is easily corrected. If you are...
Forum: Road warriors 02-27-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 11,850
Posted By boatpuller
Also, the chrome lower fork wind deflectors are...

Also, the chrome lower fork wind deflectors are the best improvement for buffeting I've found by far. Look kind of ugly, but are beautiful in how they work. And pretty cheap for a Harley accessory....
Forum: Ride reports 02-21-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 24,015
Posted By boatpuller
Of all the wonderful parts of the world you could...

Of all the wonderful parts of the world you could choose, you picked ours. I'm always interested why, but also pleased you think enough of us to want to return. Glad to have you.

On the...
Forum: Ride reports 02-11-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 110,902
Posted By boatpuller
Just stumbled onto this ride report today, and...

Just stumbled onto this ride report today, and got sucked in by not only the writing, which is exceptional, but by the OP's gift of seeing the world in his unique way, which is also exceptional. ...
Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 635
Posted By boatpuller
Great information guys. Thanks all.

Great information guys. Thanks all.
Forum: Thumpers 02-09-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 635
Posted By boatpuller
Used KTM exc questions

Considering a used KTM dual sport, probably a 400, 450, or 5XX. Spent much time reviewing threads here, and almost think I have it figured out.

400 is more gentle to control than the 450.
400 is...
Forum: Ride reports 02-02-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 43,288
Posted By boatpuller
Agree with what she wrote about 5 years ago now: ...

Agree with what she wrote about 5 years ago now: North side of Lake Superior is beautiful. I finally saw it last summer while doing the Iron Butt Great Lakes Classic 100 hour ride - Ride around all...
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