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Forum: Beasts 10-24-2005, 07:23 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 11,652
Posted By CCH
I suspect that the interest from the rat bike/kit...

I suspect that the interest from the rat bike/kit crowd is mainly due to the lack of the first option you describe. If you had that, there would probably be a lot fewer willing to build their own....
Forum: Beasts 10-21-2005, 09:59 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 11,652
Posted By CCH
Yeah, I've seen that and have even contacted the...

Yeah, I've seen that and have even contacted the guy but it was definitely a one off. I'm looking for more utility and less devotion to off road, but that's certainly along the lines of what I...
Forum: Beasts 10-15-2005, 05:09 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 12,240
Posted By CCH
For the record, I wasn't seriously trying to...

For the record, I wasn't seriously trying to compare the Scrambler to the Ulysses. I just thought after all of that railing on the design points of the Buell elsewhere in this forum, it was funny...
Forum: Beasts 10-15-2005, 12:54 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 12,240
Posted By CCH
But at least it doesn't have that exhaust pipe...

But at least it doesn't have that exhaust pipe going beneath the bike like everyone bitched about on the Buell. Must be the real deal. :D
Forum: Beasts 10-14-2005, 04:28 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 11,652
Posted By CCH
Nothing against the TA as it appears to be a...

Nothing against the TA as it appears to be a great bike, but is it significantly different from the DL650?
Forum: Beasts 10-14-2005, 12:18 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 11,652
Posted By CCH
I had a KLR and it was kind of a dog on the...

I had a KLR and it was kind of a dog on the highway where I did most of my driving. That lead me to a DL1000 which while super comfy on the highway and fine on gravel, was a bit stressful on some...
Forum: Beasts 10-06-2005, 04:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,128
Posted By CCH
Exactly.

Exactly.
Forum: Beasts 10-06-2005, 02:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,128
Posted By CCH
My only problem with the DL650 is that once you...

My only problem with the DL650 is that once you take that plastic off, the tank is UGLY. I thought of doing that with my DL1000 before I had to sell it. MODROVER's TA got me thinking on that track. ...
Forum: Beasts 10-05-2005, 08:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,128
Posted By CCH
Well, going over steep mountain passes on an...

Well, going over steep mountain passes on an interstate (elevation of 10,000 feet plus) with a 200 lbs. rider was where I found that a 650 single just didn't shine. Unfortunately there are times when...
Forum: Beasts 10-05-2005, 07:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,128
Posted By CCH
Hope no one minds dredging up such an old thread...

Hope no one minds dredging up such an old thread but I recently had to sell my DL1000 but have hopes of getting a new bike by next spring and this is kind of on target for me.

I'm still on a quest...
Forum: Equipment 07-21-2005, 11:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,845
Posted By CCH
Treds or Tredz get good reviews and there is a...

Treds or Tredz get good reviews and there is a difference between cheap ones (Totes) and decent ones that are a staggering $25 or so (Treds and Tingleys). One tip I've read but not tried is putting a...
Forum: Equipment 07-14-2005, 04:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,948
Posted By CCH
My buddy got the armor for his Draggin' Jeans and...

My buddy got the armor for his Draggin' Jeans and didn't like they way the pieces slid around. Between the velcro attachment and loose fit, he was pretty sure they wouldn't be in the right place at...
Forum: Beasts 07-13-2005, 07:45 PM
Replies: 1,406
Views: 136,315
Posted By CCH
Jeez, I hope it beat the 1150GS... Why compare to...

Jeez, I hope it beat the 1150GS... Why compare to that? Besides in those comparos, Cycle World always picks the best track/street bikes. Okay, a bullet proof belt has some appeal. Hopefully we're not...
Forum: Beasts 07-13-2005, 10:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,543
Posted By CCH
My bad. I don't know what I was looking at...

My bad. I don't know what I was looking at yesterday that made me think it was $300 for the bags! I thought that seemed pretty cheap!
Forum: Beasts 07-13-2005, 08:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,543
Posted By CCH
They list for $300 on the Suzuki webiste without...

They list for $300 on the Suzuki webiste without the hardware. Those would have to be pretty expensive mounts to get you to a grand.
Forum: Beasts 07-11-2005, 10:04 AM
Replies: 1,406
Views: 136,315
Posted By CCH
Just over 100 lbs. lighter...

Just over 100 lbs. lighter...
Forum: Equipment 07-10-2005, 01:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,726
Posted By CCH
I just had an interesting conversation with a...

I just had an interesting conversation with a friend of mine who happens to be a Colorado State Trooper. He made the statement that he "hates motorcycles". He was basing that on all the dead and...
Forum: Beasts 07-10-2005, 11:30 AM
Replies: 1,406
Views: 136,315
Posted By CCH
Assuming that the info that got this whole...

Assuming that the info that got this whole discussion started is true, it still all points to a non-V-Rod powered Buell. Air-cooled, the weight, unique chassis, hp and price all seem to point towards...
Forum: Beasts 07-07-2005, 10:09 AM
Replies: 1,406
Views: 136,315
Posted By CCH
Interesting review of CityX: ...

Interesting review of CityX:

http://motorcycles.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?site=http://www.motorcycle%2Dusa.com/Article%5FPage.aspx%3FArticleID=1159

The interesting part being that Buell...
Forum: Beasts 07-07-2005, 09:38 AM
Replies: 1,406
Views: 136,315
Posted By CCH
Somebody does but I can't recall the website....

Somebody does but I can't recall the website. Actually I've been doing some Buell searches trying to get a feel for what the owners think of their bikes -- not that they'll be different from everyone...
Forum: Beasts 07-07-2005, 08:52 AM
Replies: 1,406
Views: 136,315
Posted By CCH
Well the CityX includes oil coiling and has a fan...

Well the CityX includes oil coiling and has a fan for increased oil cooling. I'm not sure if that is enough for the purpose, but who knows? For all his engineering prowess, Erik Buells designs...
Forum: Beasts 07-07-2005, 07:27 AM
Replies: 1,406
Views: 136,315
Posted By CCH
Those Buell pics are nice, but given their...

Those Buell pics are nice, but given their current line up, I'd have to believe it would NOT be based on any of the old-style Buells. It would have the the new style swing arm (losing the cool retro...
Forum: Beasts 07-06-2005, 08:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 714
Posted By CCH
I use the same set up that MarathonMan has on my...

I use the same set up that MarathonMan has on my DL1000. Good stuff.
Forum: Beasts 07-04-2005, 11:04 AM
Replies: 1,406
Views: 136,315
Posted By CCH
HD is traditionally VERY good at keeping new...

HD is traditionally VERY good at keeping new bikes a secret so the fact that there is nothing in the press doesn't mean much. All the more reason to believe that the new bike, if any, is a Buell/HD....
Forum: Equipment 07-03-2005, 09:27 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 22,432
Posted By CCH
Perhaps, but not all accidents are self-induced....

Perhaps, but not all accidents are self-induced. My fall described earlier was my first (and only) in several years of riding and I figured I was adequately protected until I scraped pavement.

No...
Forum: Equipment 07-02-2005, 12:06 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 22,432
Posted By CCH
I went with the utility style (carpenter pant)...

I went with the utility style (carpenter pant) Draggin jeans. They have a lot of kevlar all the way around the knee and well above and below as well as all around your hips and gluteus maximus. I...
Forum: Equipment 07-01-2005, 09:17 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 22,432
Posted By CCH
I have scientifically proven that denim can...

I have scientifically proven that denim can disintegrate with just a split second's contact with asphalt, even at low speeds. Riding in otherwise sound gear, I did something spectacularly stupid...
Forum: Beasts 06-28-2005, 05:19 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,554
Posted By CCH
Personally I like the variety. Otherwise it would...

Personally I like the variety. Otherwise it would be one big forum on how much better the DL650 is than the DL1000. :evil

I prefer to hear about Tigers, Capos, Transalps and ATs as well. Not...
Forum: Beasts 06-24-2005, 07:34 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,069
Posted By CCH
Best: Great all around ride at a great price. ...

Best: Great all around ride at a great price.

Worst: All that ugly, fragile plastic up front.
Forum: Beasts 06-24-2005, 03:21 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 24,781
Posted By CCH
But then you lose that huge weight advantage! ...

But then you lose that huge weight advantage!

I think it might have something to do with your personal history in bikes too as Mr. Grumpy detailed in his rationale for choosing a 650. I had an HD...
Forum: Beasts 06-24-2005, 07:57 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 24,781
Posted By CCH
Having spent some quality time on the KLR, I'd...

Having spent some quality time on the KLR, I'd like to think we can shoot higher than that can't we? I'm not real up on dirt or dirt-derived bikes, but I'd have to imagine there have been some...
Forum: Beasts 06-23-2005, 03:34 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 24,781
Posted By CCH
Sounds like the right bike for you. Enjoy! But it...

Sounds like the right bike for you. Enjoy! But it sounds like we should figure out if a DL1000 will make it to your deer lease. Why don't you have me down come hunting season and we'll find out? :D
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-23-2005, 03:27 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,822
Posted By CCH
Neduro is absolutely right. I haven't lived in...

Neduro is absolutely right. I haven't lived in North Texas but I'm sure it's MUCH better than Denver. And don't let the almost 300 days of sunshine fool you. The climate is HARSH. Why there have been...
Forum: Beasts 06-23-2005, 12:39 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 24,781
Posted By CCH
reddogguy1, you edited while I was posting. :D ...

reddogguy1, you edited while I was posting. :D Anyway, my point still stands. The 1000 will get you back to a deer lease just as well a 650 given the same rider. How's that?

Also your analogy...
Forum: Beasts 06-23-2005, 12:20 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 24,781
Posted By CCH
reddogguy1, so I'm still confused. Why won't the...

reddogguy1, so I'm still confused. Why won't the 1000 get to your deer lease while the 650 can?

slide, we can dream. I think Buell has the best chance. All that talk on the other thread got me to...
Forum: Beasts 06-23-2005, 12:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,718
Posted By CCH
Slide, is that second throttle plate-ectomy in...

Slide, is that second throttle plate-ectomy in the DIY range?

I'll chime in with my votes, first thing added was a SW-Mototech centerstand although you do give up some ground clearance with it....
Forum: Beasts 06-23-2005, 12:01 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 24,781
Posted By CCH
Where can the 650 go that the 1000 can't???...

Where can the 650 go that the 1000 can't??? That's up to the rider not the bike, as the 650 advantage on dirt is negligible and has more to do with the weight and gearing than anything else. Neither...
Forum: Beasts 06-21-2005, 09:14 AM
Replies: 9,097
Views: 3,526,841
Posted By CCH
All from a recent trip through southern Colorado...

All from a recent trip through southern Colorado to Utah. Sorry about that distracting Tiger. It's my riding buddy's.

http://cch.smugmug.com/photos/25700048-M.jpg
...
Forum: Beasts 06-21-2005, 08:40 AM
Replies: 9,097
Views: 3,526,841
Posted By CCH
Brian, go here:...

Brian, go here: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=919
Forum: Beasts 06-20-2005, 07:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 998
Posted By CCH
Corbin's are reputed to take a while -- I've...

Corbin's are reputed to take a while -- I've heard of up to 1,500 miles -- to break in and they are designed to be firm. The one I had on a Harley, was a vast improvement over the stock from the get...
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