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Forum: Ride reports 07-19-2014, 07:33 PM
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Posted By GhostRiderFC
Seems so hard to believe that two short months...

Seems so hard to believe that two short months ago, we were camping next to Mormon Lake in Arizona and now your camping on the steppe in Mongolia. As usual, you're a great story teller and the...
Forum: Beasts 07-13-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 4,258
Views: 906,660
Posted By GhostRiderFC
I sort of think it's the small 17" front wheel. ...

I sort of think it's the small 17" front wheel. Those KTMs you're riding with have considerably larger front wheels. Even going up one inch to an 18" like on some beemers is a huge improvement.
Forum: Beasts 06-17-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 4,258
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Posted By GhostRiderFC
I have it on good authority (from Erik Buell)...

I have it on good authority (from Erik Buell) that skid plates are unnecessary. They designed the muffler to be the skid plate. Since you're still running a stock muffler, it's just gonna be for...
Forum: Ride reports 06-14-2014, 11:12 AM
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Views: 346,959
Posted By GhostRiderFC
Excellent!

Paul, really cool stuff! Following closely and excited to see each new part of your adventure. Great photos and videos. Look forward to more.
Cheers!
CJ
Forum: Ride reports 05-20-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 1,404
Views: 346,959
Posted By GhostRiderFC
Cool2 HAHA! That's the guy who presented in your...

HAHA! That's the guy who presented in your stead!

I saw you departing Sunday morning but didn't get to wave or anything. I was test driving a Jeep. :lol3 I later drove a Range Rover Sport over...
Forum: Ride reports 05-19-2014, 12:05 PM
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Views: 36,415
Posted By GhostRiderFC
I'm in!

Eddy, great to meet you at Overland Expo! Looks like you're having a great ride so far. Enjoy the scenery!!
Forum: Ride reports 05-19-2014, 09:06 AM
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Views: 346,959
Posted By GhostRiderFC
He's off!

Ran into Paul at Overland Expo. He had a very interesting ride over from Las Vegas. I'll let him tell you guys about it.


Paul: Best of luck! Be well and post photos! See you on the other...
Forum: Beasts 04-27-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 4,258
Views: 906,660
Posted By GhostRiderFC
Good on you guys

Good for you guys getting Ulys. I've had mine for about five years now and have put almost 40K miles on it. The heat does get to be a bit much. I put the Tech Spec panels on the frame and have...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-24-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 15,365
Views: 1,237,353
Posted By GhostRiderFC
I once had that happen to my 2003 Buell XB9R. It...

I once had that happen to my 2003 Buell XB9R. It developed a really wicked head shake at low speed, lots of handle bar vibration, etc. Took it to the dealer since it was under warranty and they...
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 451
Views: 50,522
Posted By GhostRiderFC
In My Car?!?! :huh I'll at least have the Uly. ...

In My Car?!?! :huh I'll at least have the Uly. I've been looking at 400-650 DS bikes. Looking forward to your presentation to help tilt my shopping focus! :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 451
Views: 50,522
Posted By GhostRiderFC
Overland Expo

So... this can only be you, right?

http://cjrodden.smugmug.com/Miscellaneous/Miscellaneous/i-cjNfzLz/0/O/rtwpaul.jpg

There's a VERYgood chance I'll be attending. I don't have a new bike yet,...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-22-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 15,365
Views: 1,237,353
Posted By GhostRiderFC
Thanks!

I have ridden Mt. Lemmon a couple of times. It is a nice road, but somewhat crowded for my taste. Tons of bicycles. At least most of the cars were courteous enough to pull out of the way when I...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-22-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 15,365
Views: 1,237,353
Posted By GhostRiderFC
Howdy!!

Hey guys! I'm new in Tucson, formerly in Albuquerque. Riding a Buell XB12XT Ulysses. Always looking for rides. Would love the dual sport rides, but this ain't no dual sport bike. Will soon be in...
Forum: Beasts 02-09-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 4,258
Views: 906,660
Posted By GhostRiderFC
Over 36000 miles on the original belt. Also have...

Over 36000 miles on the original belt. Also have over 30000 on the original belt on my 2003 Firebolt.
Forum: Beasts 02-03-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 4,258
Views: 906,660
Posted By GhostRiderFC
Trust?

Then maybe you should sell that dude?
Forum: Beasts 08-14-2013, 03:53 PM
Replies: 4,258
Views: 906,660
Posted By GhostRiderFC
And we have a winner!! My two month old battery...

And we have a winner!! My two month old battery was bad. Warrantied by the shop. Of course, I did get hit with and hour of diagnostic and a half hour to r/i battery.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-12-2013, 06:13 PM
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Posted By GhostRiderFC
Hey man,

Just came across this thread. Really good looking build so far. Hope you're making progress on it.

I haven't been riding as much lately. Been spending time with my dad in the Philadelphia area....
Forum: Beasts 08-04-2013, 03:42 PM
Replies: 4,258
Views: 906,660
Posted By GhostRiderFC
Congratulations!! I also have a 2009 XT. I was...

Congratulations!! I also have a 2009 XT. I was loving it until today when it pooped out on me in New Hope, PA. Weirdest thing. Turned on the key, all normal, hit the starter button, and it all...
Forum: Beasts 07-30-2013, 05:59 AM
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Views: 906,660
Posted By GhostRiderFC
Could be. I got a crack too.

Could be. I got a crack too.
Forum: Beasts 07-25-2013, 07:22 AM
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Views: 906,660
Posted By GhostRiderFC
If you go to the New Mexico thread on BadWeb,...

If you go to the New Mexico thread on BadWeb, look up Bartimus. He runs a Buell rally there spring and fall. Spring was in mid-May, fall should be September sometime.
Forum: Beasts 07-22-2013, 11:57 AM
Replies: 4,258
Views: 906,660
Posted By GhostRiderFC
Try US191

If you liked Salt River Canyon, you should try US191 from Alpine down to Morenci. It's like 50 Dragons back to back to back.
Forum: Beasts 07-21-2013, 04:17 PM
Replies: 4,258
Views: 906,660
Posted By GhostRiderFC
Hmm...

You guys have convinced me to try it. I'll work something up this week.
Forum: Beasts 06-24-2013, 07:37 AM
Replies: 4,258
Views: 906,660
Posted By GhostRiderFC
Is that really going to help?

My issue is that what you've put in there is still metal and will still conduct heat. Is that really helpful? I liked the idea of the blanket for the very reason that it didn't conduct heat.


...
Forum: Beasts 06-20-2013, 11:24 AM
Replies: 4,258
Views: 906,660
Posted By GhostRiderFC
Nice photos of Shiprock and southern Utah. I...

Nice photos of Shiprock and southern Utah. I camped in that area last summer on my big ride. I got caught under a bridge in St. George when a Hurricane or some damn thing blew through.

I've seen...
Forum: Beasts 06-14-2013, 08:17 AM
Replies: 4,258
Views: 906,660
Posted By GhostRiderFC
HAHA! No, thankfully, it's not. It is my bungee...

HAHA! No, thankfully, it's not. It is my bungee net. That stop was ONLY for a flat tire, but the damn thing would not take a plug and stay aired up. Had to have it towed in.
...
Forum: Ride reports 06-14-2013, 08:07 AM
Replies: 6,679
Views: 2,022,612
Posted By GhostRiderFC
Haven't posted in a while, but I continue to be...

Haven't posted in a while, but I continue to be impressed with your report. The quality of your photos is wonderful and I'm enjoying seeing parts of the world I've never visited. Thanks! I hope...
Forum: Beasts 06-13-2013, 08:37 AM
Replies: 4,258
Views: 906,660
Posted By GhostRiderFC
You are wearing pants, right? I mean, I just...

You are wearing pants, right? I mean, I just assume that you are not one of those noobs who wears shorts and flip flops. :deal I've ridden in some pretty hot areas and while it can get pretty...
Forum: Beasts 06-01-2013, 06:08 PM
Replies: 4,258
Views: 906,660
Posted By GhostRiderFC
That's his tour tank, giving him an extra three...

That's his tour tank, giving him an extra three gallons or so of fuel. I still think I wanna do that.
Forum: Beasts 05-23-2013, 10:43 AM
Replies: 4,258
Views: 906,660
Posted By GhostRiderFC
You can see I have some mounted on the front of...

You can see I have some mounted on the front of my boxes, one on each side. Contains an MSR bottle of fuel just in case.
...
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2013, 11:30 AM
Replies: 451
Views: 50,522
Posted By GhostRiderFC
Wow!

That's a good looking machine! Nice work, Paul! Enjoy Overland Expo. Take photos. (More importantly, share photos.)
Forum: Ride reports 04-07-2013, 08:13 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 46,303
Posted By GhostRiderFC
Hey, Brian!

Ha, that's funny... I don't know how you came across this old post, but I'm glad you read and enjoyed the thread. I had a great time on the trip and really had very little to complain about with the...
Forum: Ride reports 02-05-2013, 07:33 PM
Replies: 1,404
Views: 346,959
Posted By GhostRiderFC
So...

Are you back? Riding through Florida? Or was that you who turned out the lights on the Super Bowl?
Forum: Ride reports 12-24-2012, 08:03 AM
Replies: 1,404
Views: 346,959
Posted By GhostRiderFC
Merry Christmas, Paul!!

I am thoroughly enjoying your ride report and look forward to reading more. You and I will definitely get that ride in, soon. Be safe and enjoy the holidays on the road. Keep the photos coming!!
...
Forum: Ride reports 12-06-2012, 03:49 PM
Replies: 1,404
Views: 346,959
Posted By GhostRiderFC
No, not yet. I'm tapped out right now, trying to...

No, not yet. I'm tapped out right now, trying to rebuild my bank balance. It'll happen soon enough!
Forum: Ride reports 12-03-2012, 04:39 PM
Replies: 1,404
Views: 346,959
Posted By GhostRiderFC
Cool2 Interestingly, that reminds me of my first...

Interestingly, that reminds me of my first motorcycle trip into Louisiana. I was headed into NOLA on I-10 in mid-afternoon in July, and there were some VERY ominous, dark clouds ahead. As I was...
Forum: Ride reports 11-13-2012, 10:54 AM
Replies: 6,679
Views: 2,022,612
Posted By GhostRiderFC
That may be why the road cracked, but that is...

That may be why the road cracked, but that is manual sealing. Here in New Mexico, they do it every spring. And it is a cheap and shitty fix. Repaving is obscenely expensive, so I get it. But I...
Forum: Ride reports 11-07-2012, 09:12 AM
Replies: 1,404
Views: 346,959
Posted By GhostRiderFC
Shaky, shaky?

Saw this online today:
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usb000dlwm#summary

Any shaking in your neighborhood?

Sorry to hear about your root canal. I HATE the dentist. :dog
...
Forum: Ride reports 10-30-2012, 11:08 AM
Replies: 1,404
Views: 346,959
Posted By GhostRiderFC
Looks like you're having a good time! In honor...

Looks like you're having a good time! In honor of your spanish language classes, I broke open the Rosetta Stone. Let's see how much progress I make without a sleeping dictionary. :evil
Forum: Ride reports 10-20-2012, 09:20 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 46,303
Posted By GhostRiderFC
Thanks! I did exactly that Iron Butt tour. I...

Thanks! I did exactly that Iron Butt tour. I have well over 50/25 at this point. And I still have about two and a half months left in my year. I get up to Colorado in season. From here on out,...
Forum: Ride reports 10-16-2012, 07:07 PM
Replies: 1,404
Views: 346,959
Posted By GhostRiderFC
Oh, yeah... rub it in, why don't you!?!? :2guns ...

Oh, yeah... rub it in, why don't you!?!? :2guns

Seriously, it looks great. :dizave


Meanwhile, life goes on. I got in a few short local rides. Nothing special. Looking for a job so I can...
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