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Forum: Face plant 07-12-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,093
Posted By BruceI
I've hit two. First one on a narrow road with...

I've hit two. First one on a narrow road with brush grown up right to the edges. Just saw a flash as a deer came from the right and appeared to stumble as it hit low on the right fork. Riding a...
Forum: Face plant 05-12-2014, 04:13 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 8,264
Posted By BruceI
Two camera angles? Looks to me like you...

Two camera angles? Looks to me like you intentionally ran into the truck. Hoping for a big insurance settlement were you? I would hope anyone seeing the video would side with the truck. ...
Forum: Road warriors 03-18-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,127
Posted By BruceI
Rode my 84 Venture 85,000 miles and think the...

Rode my 84 Venture 85,000 miles and think the guys you know must have issues, just can't believe the Ventures were at fault. Rode my 2000 86,000, my 2005 64,000 and have just over 100,000 on my...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-26-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,176
Posted By BruceI
Just park in the lot. I have a half cover I...

Just park in the lot. I have a half cover I throw on. That will discourage people for sitting on it or playing with all those buttons. Oh yea, use the fork lock. I have a Victory XCT which...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-22-2014, 04:52 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 8,969
Posted By BruceI
Planning?? I usually leave home with some sort...

Planning?? I usually leave home with some sort of plan.... Alaska, Newfoundland, New Mexico, lunch..... Never been much of a planner beyond a basic destination. Having to make a ferry reservation...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-21-2014, 04:46 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 8,969
Posted By BruceI
This may seem strange, but for me the hard part...

This may seem strange, but for me the hard part seems to be finding a place to spend the night. Longest trip 37 days. Got tired of looking for a place to camp every night. Even on some extended...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-11-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,418
Posted By BruceI
Everyone has a camera and an axe to grind.

Everyone has a camera and an axe to grind.
Forum: Ride reports 02-09-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 88,416
Posted By BruceI
Didn't look like any fun to me. Hope you...

Didn't look like any fun to me. Hope you survive. IMHO you're a fool to get on a bike with him.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-27-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,068
Posted By BruceI
Bigger is better

I'm a road rider and often wish I had a bigger tank. Don't really like the interstate, but find myself riding them from time to time. Crossing the great plains bucking a strong head wind with the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-12-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,712
Posted By BruceI
I guess I'm well past the mature category. ...

I guess I'm well past the mature category. Twenty-six college educated, living with your parents and girlfriend for several years? A bike shouldn't be a priority right now. Life can be hard.
Forum: Face plant 01-01-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,922
Posted By BruceI
I wondered about that too. It almost looked like...

I wondered about that too. It almost looked like he had moved to the center line preparing to threat the needle. Also wondered how distracting filming and providing all the commentary is. At any...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-10-2013, 04:29 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,264
Posted By BruceI
I have never purchased an extended warranty. ...

I have never purchased an extended warranty. When I encounter a pushy salesman who tries to convince me the product he is selling needs and extended warranty, I tell them I'm nervous about buying a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-06-2013, 02:19 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 17,992
Posted By BruceI
Nicely said! :clap

Nicely said! :clap
Forum: Face plant 10-09-2013, 05:03 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,778
Posted By BruceI
I too was cringing the whole time wondering why...

I too was cringing the whole time wondering why anyone would ride so close to the right hand edge of the road.
Forum: Road warriors 09-30-2013, 05:20 PM
Replies: 1,446
Views: 150,698
Posted By BruceI
Mies Outland in Watkins, MN Indian demos October...

Mies Outland in Watkins, MN Indian demos October 4,5, & 6
Forum: Road warriors 09-17-2013, 05:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,817
Posted By BruceI
Royal Star Venture

Had a 2000 Venture for 86,000 miles, 2005 for 64,000 miles, still have my 2008 with 101,000 miles (kept as a second bike when I bought a 2012 Victory XCT). Very few problems with the Ventures. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-06-2013, 04:30 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 9,045
Posted By BruceI
I've been seeing a lot of riders with bandanas...

I've been seeing a lot of riders with bandanas tied over their faces lately, others with masks on. Seems like a very poor fashion statement to me. Right up there with crotchless leather pants that...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-03-2013, 04:53 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 13,470
Posted By BruceI
1973 was the first of the Z1s, I had serial #...

1973 was the first of the Z1s, I had serial # 3707. I agree the Z1 dominated that era.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-13-2013, 08:51 AM
Replies: 3,522
Views: 575,660
Posted By BruceI
Spot link to Iphone?

New to Iphone, have had a Spot since 2009. Wondering if there is an app the equivalent to a bookmark that would allow my wife to check my location on her phone instead of a computer. Not sure what...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-31-2013, 07:58 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,448
Posted By BruceI
2009 Minnesota to Alaska. 37 days 13,424 miles.

2009 Minnesota to Alaska. 37 days 13,424 miles.
Forum: Ride reports 11-23-2012, 04:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,239
Posted By BruceI
Too long didn't read. Nice pics of the canyon. ...

Too long didn't read. Nice pics of the canyon. Maybe after I retire I'll read the report and find out just where that canyon is!
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-19-2012, 07:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,500
Posted By BruceI
My wallet is on a chain. No I'm not a real...

My wallet is on a chain. No I'm not a real pirate, just have the wallet. When traveling I carry a money clip/credit card holder in a front pocket of my jeans. Between the cash on the clip and the...
Forum: Equipment 06-17-2012, 06:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,757
Posted By BruceI
I have an original Spot tracker that I purchased...

I have an original Spot tracker that I purchased in 2009 for a solo trip to Alaska. My wife loves the tracking feature. I've been averaging over 20,000 miles a year on the bike, most of the time...
Forum: Road warriors 12-28-2011, 04:15 PM
Replies: 1,939
Views: 255,810
Posted By BruceI
I know where the kill switch is, I understood his...

I know where the kill switch is, I understood his message to mean that he shut the ignition switch off. If they insist on putting the ignition switch on a side cover, it would be nice if they would...
Forum: Road warriors 12-28-2011, 01:26 PM
Replies: 1,939
Views: 255,810
Posted By BruceI
Can you reach the switch with your right hand? ...

Can you reach the switch with your right hand? Or are you shifting into neutral every time you park the bike?
Forum: Road warriors 12-28-2011, 05:45 AM
Replies: 1,939
Views: 255,810
Posted By BruceI
Using the kill switch every time I stop just...

Using the kill switch every time I stop just seems like an unnecessary extra step. As the stand has to be deployed anyway, it just seems logical to include a kill switch. I've been riding over 40...
Forum: Road warriors 12-27-2011, 07:06 PM
Replies: 1,939
Views: 255,810
Posted By BruceI
2012 Cross Country Tour

I've been looking at a 2012 Cross Country. I've been a little concerned by the number of reports I've seen of broken clutch cables. Disappointing that they don't have a hydraulic clutch. I'm also...
Forum: Road warriors 08-31-2011, 07:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,085
Posted By BruceI
The second gear issue affected the 1983 through...

The second gear issue affected the 1983 through early 1985 models. I had a 1984 that I purchased new in 1988. It started poping out of second with sixty some thousand miles on it. When I sold the...
Forum: Road warriors 07-25-2011, 04:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,046
Posted By BruceI
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2643/3825782343_b56...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2643/3825782343_b56213b259.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/westivy/3825782343/)
Old photo, but still a favorite. This is my 2008 Venture that now has 80,000 miles...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-25-2011, 06:19 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 10,215
Posted By BruceI
I was thinking the same thing....but I'm 58!

I was thinking the same thing....but I'm 58!
Forum: Equipment 03-15-2011, 09:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,781
Posted By BruceI
Tents

I've been traveling solo with a Eureka Mountain Pass 4XT (now discontinued). I love the room! 7'6" X 8'6" That may be overkill, but after a long day in the rain it is nice to be able to spread out...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-10-2011, 02:04 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,509
Posted By BruceI
22,000 last year, 27,000 in 2009, and 17,000 in...

22,000 last year, 27,000 in 2009, and 17,000 in 2008. My bike will be three years old in the spring as has 66,000 miles. The previous bike did 62,000 in three years. As with any addiction this is...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-02-2010, 06:11 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 20,339
Posted By BruceI
Am I the only one whose noticed how trashy those...

Am I the only one whose noticed how trashy those shoes make them look? What ever happened to Crocks anyway?
Forum: Road warriors 07-01-2010, 02:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,050
Posted By BruceI
Never had a Royal Star tour deluxe. But have...

Never had a Royal Star tour deluxe. But have ridden 287,000 miles on four Ventures that I've owned. I obviously think their a great bike. There is also a Web base club called the Venturers that...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-12-2010, 04:37 AM
Replies: 790
Views: 154,046
Posted By BruceI
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3098/2873915838_d74...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3098/2873915838_d743f8495a.jpg (http://www.advrider.com/forums/%3Ca%20href=)

Didn't get the bike in this shot....
Forum: The Garage 02-04-2010, 06:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,016
Posted By BruceI
Doesn't look too handy for those of us a few...

Doesn't look too handy for those of us a few hours from a dealer. Is the service interval still 6,000 miles?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-16-2010, 12:39 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 31,076
Posted By BruceI
Maxims

"Ride hard, die fast".
This one has taken on new meaning since I began visiting a nuring home to see my mother who doesn't always know me. Sometimes living long is over rated.
Forum: Ride reports 12-11-2009, 10:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,188
Posted By BruceI
Old Man on A Bike

Just finished reading Old Man on a Bike. I enjoyed that read very much and am looking forward to this one. Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Equipment 10-08-2009, 09:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 705
Posted By BruceI
I picked up a pair of Tour Master coldtex gloves....

I picked up a pair of Tour Master coldtex gloves. They're OK until you pull your hand out! The lining pulls out and is very difficult to get back in. So, after one wearing, I retired them and...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-20-2009, 06:28 AM
Replies: 2,021
Views: 540,556
Posted By BruceI
Yukon Crossing

http://www.flickr.com/photos/westivy/3825779887/in/set-72157621752557077/
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