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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-10-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,389
Posted By lkr57
If not diesel it could be a bad mix with really...

If not diesel it could be a bad mix with really high ethanol content. I've read about people getting gas that is 30 or 40 percent ethanol. I wouldn't even put that in my lawnmower. Better just to get...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-07-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 11,596
Views: 1,438,893
Posted By lkr57
You can get older Monsters pretty cheap too. They...

You can get older Monsters pretty cheap too. They don't seem to get much love on the used market. I paid $3000 for my 96 M900 but it needed a lot more work than I thought so it wasn't that good a...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-05-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,740
Posted By lkr57
To me it's not about danger, but it makes the...

To me it's not about danger, but it makes the place seem kind of creepy and weird. I feel kind of the same about Buenie. Only one prison there but it kind of dominates the landscape.

OP might like...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-01-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 14,158
Views: 1,030,551
Posted By lkr57
I've been there. Pretty interesting, well worth a...

I've been there. Pretty interesting, well worth a visit. It's at Sargent's Mesa, in between Hwy 50 and Hwy 114. We went in from 114 but I don't remember how to get there now. I think you can get...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-29-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 11,596
Views: 1,438,893
Posted By lkr57
And it was my first dirt bike! No fenders or...

And it was my first dirt bike! No fenders or street gear, no muffler, just a straight pipe, knobbies and a huge overlay sprocket. I had so much fun with it. :ricky
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-24-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 286
Posted By lkr57
As to the OP's question, you could try running...

As to the OP's question, you could try running some pump gas. Most Ducatis run fine on 87 octane. The avgas does tend to run richer and that could be part of the problem, especially if the bike is...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-24-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 286
Posted By lkr57
I've read that low RPM / high altitude / constant...

I've read that low RPM / high altitude / constant speed propaganda from numerous sources. But airplanes don't spend all of their time in the air. They have to take off from the ground, and when they...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-18-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 512
Posted By lkr57
I was through that area last summer. I can say...

I was through that area last summer. I can say there is a Subway in Newcastle. The service was really slow but the sandwich was just like any other Subway on the planet. Didn't stop in Gillette but...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-18-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,330
Posted By lkr57
^this my neighbor in Crestone told me when a...

^this

my neighbor in Crestone told me when a big storm hits it can take a few days to get plowed out. You have to be prepared to ride it out at home - have extra food and water, a backup heat...
Forum: 2 smokers 05-31-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 1,063
Views: 284,679
Posted By lkr57
1970 Suzuki T500

A photo from today's ride:

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc169/debby511/Vintage/100_1893_zpsc4b428dd.jpg
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-30-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 390
Posted By lkr57
There are a number of shipping companies that...

There are a number of shipping companies that offer door to door service with no crating involved. I used Federal when I bought my Monster and needed it shipped here from Cali. They just strap the...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-29-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,343
Posted By lkr57
I could write a book

jumps out of 2nd gear but it's ok because you can shift through to 3rd

was going to restore but have no time

you can apply for a lost title

runs great but needs a tuneup

I don't know if...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-27-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,137
Posted By lkr57
17 seems to be just as heavily patrolled as 285....

17 seems to be just as heavily patrolled as 285. You might get away with +5, that's about it.

I think for most people, the SLV is just some place they do indeed try to get through as quickly as...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-21-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,416
Posted By lkr57
Reno/Carson area is pretty nice. I lived there...

Reno/Carson area is pretty nice. I lived there before moving to Colorado (also in 1993) and really liked it. I was eventually forced out due to lack of jobs (I'm a software engineer). Great dirt...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-18-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 606
Posted By lkr57
Just back from the OBR. It was great day! Tkent,...

Just back from the OBR. It was great day! Tkent, you missed out.

I rode my 850 Commando and it ran great all day. Nortons can throw some weird problems at you from time to time, but when all is...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-16-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 11,596
Views: 1,438,893
Posted By lkr57
Compared to the price for a new SR400 ($6000 +...

Compared to the price for a new SR400 ($6000 + dealer fees) it seems like a bargain!

10 years ago that price may have been absurdly high, now not so much. Japanese bikes from the 1970s have been...
Forum: Road warriors 05-04-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,483
Posted By lkr57
Full Termis, not just slipons. No "udder", will...

Full Termis, not just slipons. No "udder", will sound fantastic when you take it out on the test ride. :D

Looks like an aftermarket seat, so no more sliding into the tank.

The plastic tank is...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-13-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 624
Posted By lkr57
PM sent. Are you selling the VFR? What will...

PM sent.

Are you selling the VFR? What will the new arrival be?
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-13-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 624
Posted By lkr57
well, the weather's pretty shitty today so that...

well, the weather's pretty shitty today so that might cheer y'all up. :D

500 mile ride through the mountains, anyone? I'd be happy to join you but I'm moving next weekend so I'm busy packing...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-13-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 33,149
Posted By lkr57
I did one almost like that working on my 900SS....

I did one almost like that working on my 900SS. To do a valve adjustment you had to remove the rear shock. Fun stuff. I hoisted the bike up in the air with straps as in the photo above, then put a...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-11-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 624
Posted By lkr57
I'm really loving the warm weather this week. Not...

I'm really loving the warm weather this week. Not looking forward to Sunday's predicted weather. :puke1

I can't even imagine someone feeling sorry winter is almost over... :vardy
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-08-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 14,416
Views: 2,089,465
Posted By lkr57
pedal bike stuff

Rollers! Great for all you aspiring road riders. Learn to pedal in circles not squares! Kreitler Trackstand included, great for novice roller riders. Rollers fold up for easy storage. $50 takes them...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-08-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 374
Views: 144,738
Posted By lkr57
another GS1000

My third GS. Previously I had a GS750 that I bought new and a GS550 that got me back into vintage bikes ten years ago.

This one is a 1979. Bought it for $800 in 2005, sold it in 2010 for $2000,...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-27-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,863
Posted By lkr57
Yeah, but riding an old Triumph down the highway...

Yeah, but riding an old Triumph down the highway for a few hours could do that too.

Hey OP - got any more photos of that bike the suit is sitting on? Looks like a Matchless?
Forum: Old's Cool 03-27-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,863
Posted By lkr57
In before the punt! My pick for a new boy...

In before the punt!

My pick for a new boy toy would be the cute young guy in post #7. Wonder if he's straight? :evil

The old nekkid feller in post #1 looks closer to my age though.

But from...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-23-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 14,416
Views: 2,089,465
Posted By lkr57
Diesel? Very interesting. I'll have to look into...

Diesel? Very interesting. I'll have to look into that. Maybe I'll hang on to this puppy! My new place doesn't have heat in the garage so it might come in handy.

I found a survivalist guy online...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-22-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 14,416
Views: 2,089,465
Posted By lkr57
one more time...

I have this big kerosene space heater I'd like to rehome. I've tried twice previously here and both times someone said they'd take it but then I never heard from them again. :huh

Moving soon and...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-20-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 451
Views: 20,963
Posted By lkr57
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Forum: Old's Cool 03-19-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 7,924
Views: 3,079,677
Posted By lkr57
Love my Nortons (I have a 750 and an 850) but...

Love my Nortons (I have a 750 and an 850) but will admit they are not for everyone.

This is my 72 Combat:

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc169/debby511/Norton/100_1854_zps808521a0.jpg
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-19-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 14,416
Views: 2,089,465
Posted By lkr57
Any Ducati Sport Classic owners?

Pitbull rear stand designed specifically for the Sport Classic models. Fits them all including the Paul Smart and GT1000. Sold my GT a couple of years ago so no need for this anymore. $75, pick up...
Forum: Road warriors 03-18-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 7,387
Views: 1,091,491
Posted By lkr57
Good eye! It is indeed a 1970 - only year with...

Good eye! It is indeed a 1970 - only year with the tank-mounted parcel rack.
Forum: Road warriors 03-18-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 7,387
Views: 1,091,491
Posted By lkr57
I love my T500. Simple and reliable as a stone...

I love my T500. Simple and reliable as a stone axe. Tons of fun. And I only paid $800 for it :D (hard to find deals like that these days)
...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-17-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,635
Posted By lkr57
Longmont will be your best value for housing. SW...

Longmont will be your best value for housing. SW is a good area. Lafy and Louisville have gotten pretty expensive. Frederick is halfway to Kansas and people out there definitely do not lean to the...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-10-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 11,596
Views: 1,438,893
Posted By lkr57
My favorite is "runs great but needs a...

My favorite is "runs great but needs a tuneup"
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-10-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 958
Posted By lkr57
Very cool. I have to make it over there for the...

Very cool. I have to make it over there for the Crane Festival one of these years. Missed it again this time.

Are you hangin' in the SLV now, MrBob?
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-04-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 14,158
Views: 1,030,551
Posted By lkr57
Take Hwy 50 across Nevada - "America's Loneliest...

Take Hwy 50 across Nevada - "America's Loneliest Highway". Hang out for a few days in the Carson Valley area doing local rides. Head down Hwy 395 and into Yosemite over Tioga Pass. Exit Yosemite out...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-25-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 768
Posted By lkr57
As it so happens, our Norton club is going there...

As it so happens, our Norton club is going there this weekend. Saturday at 10 am. Come join us! PM me for details if interested.

Debby
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-23-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 11,596
Views: 1,438,893
Posted By lkr57
There is no explanation. You either like vintage...

There is no explanation. You either like vintage bikes or you don't. I'm sure that V7 is very nice but...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-23-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 11,596
Views: 1,438,893
Posted By lkr57
uh oh - don't let lomax see that one! :lol3

uh oh - don't let lomax see that one! :lol3
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-21-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,198
Posted By lkr57
Congrats on the new bike. I think it looks great...

Congrats on the new bike. I think it looks great just as it is. Two stroke street bikes rock! I have a Suzuki T500. I love riding around on a bike that was banned by the EPA! :D

If you want that...
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