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Forum: Asia Pacific 02-22-2012, 06:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,976
Posted By Uglydog56
Motorcycle rentals in Australia?

The wife and I are considering flying to Australia and renting a bike there for 2-3 weeks. Where do you rent a bike in either Perth, Darwin or Sydney for less then 200/day? I could practically buy...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-30-2012, 01:04 PM
Replies: 9,957
Views: 3,154,959
Posted By Uglydog56
76 cb400f ...

76 cb400f

http://i743.photobucket.com/albums/xx74/Uglydog56/Connie%20pics/DSCN0706.jpg

98 Concours

http://i743.photobucket.com/albums/xx74/Uglydog56/Connie%20pics/DSCN0383.jpg
Forum: Equipment 01-30-2012, 11:10 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,755
Posted By Uglydog56
Not kidding here - get a few geese.

Not kidding here - get a few geese.
Forum: Road warriors 12-15-2011, 06:15 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 17,734
Posted By Uglydog56
VFR 800 gets my vote. But I ride a big, fat...

VFR 800 gets my vote. But I ride a big, fat connie.
Forum: Equipment 12-13-2011, 11:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,241
Posted By Uglydog56
Pledge

Pledge
Forum: Road warriors 12-13-2011, 08:50 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,081
Posted By Uglydog56
too much

You can find 1150's for that kind of money all the time. Also, I picked up my 98 concours for 2100. Get a connie for 2500, put progressive springs and heavier oil in the front forks, a set of avons...
Forum: Equipment 12-07-2011, 11:24 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,990
Posted By Uglydog56
Thumb My FG story

I wear a FG S-Pilot II that I bought in 1999. I have totalled 3 bikes while wearing this jacket, and it only has wear marks. It is an IFW Jacket, however. It's a 3 season jacket that I stretch to...
Forum: Equipment 11-30-2011, 11:44 AM
Replies: 3,673
Views: 554,041
Posted By Uglydog56
My shark rsi doesn't even have ear pockets. ...

My shark rsi doesn't even have ear pockets. Don't worry about it. Buy the safe, well fitting, light, quiet helmet. You want the speakers as close as possible to your ears anyhow.
Forum: Road warriors 11-21-2011, 11:15 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 32,704
Posted By Uglydog56
Talking 98. Mildly done up. USD forks, 17" conversion,...

98. Mildly done up. USD forks, 17" conversion, C14 shock, Givi luggage, homemade seat, ceebailey windscreen. She's a good old girl. Needs paint/body probably next. Then an 8# turbo to pull the...
Forum: Road warriors 11-11-2011, 09:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,082
Posted By Uglydog56
You know what's funny? When shopping for bikes,...

You know what's funny? When shopping for bikes, I don't even look at the ones with less than 20k on them. They all have dried up carbs/clogged injectors and rusted tanks from sitting, and are...
Forum: Road warriors 11-11-2011, 09:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,924
Posted By Uglydog56
Thanks for the replies, guys. I hadn't thought...

Thanks for the replies, guys. I hadn't thought about inverted vs conventional from that perspective before. Jake, while your point is valid (and maybe the cheapest and definitely the easiest), I am...
Forum: Equipment 11-11-2011, 08:45 PM
Replies: 1,370
Views: 689,743
Posted By Uglydog56
The license plate gets relocated to the back of...

The license plate gets relocated to the back of the box. Last time I just used double sticky sided tape. Technically this isn't legal - your license plate must be lit. I may come up with some of...
Forum: Road warriors 11-11-2011, 12:26 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 58,442
Posted By Uglydog56
Triumph in a Norton Featherlite, and no I don't...

Triumph in a Norton Featherlite, and no I don't own one, nor have I ever.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-08-2011, 11:33 AM
Replies: 1,570
Views: 1,057,254
Posted By Uglydog56
How much front suspension travel would you...

How much front suspension travel would you consider minimum? I am converting an 84 Nighthawk 700S. The stock forks have 6" travel. I am looking to ride logging roads and gravel and established...
Forum: Road warriors 11-03-2011, 11:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,710
Posted By Uglydog56
Change the seat and bars, maybe? Would be...

Change the seat and bars, maybe? Would be cheaper than getting a different bike.
Forum: Road warriors 11-03-2011, 11:36 AM
Replies: 464
Views: 68,927
Posted By Uglydog56
Thumb I bought an 01 new and rode it until 07. Great...

I bought an 01 new and rode it until 07. Great bike. I rode cross country in 4 days on it in the fall. My only changes were a corbin seat and givi luggage. The front end was soft, but for traveling...
Forum: Road warriors 10-27-2011, 10:00 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 26,599
Posted By Uglydog56
I would put you on a VFR first, an FZ-1 second,...

I would put you on a VFR first, an FZ-1 second, and a bandit 1200 third. No matter how many craigslist ads you link to, you will never convince me that an aprilia is cheap.
Forum: Road warriors 10-20-2011, 09:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,244
Posted By Uglydog56
sidecar?

sidecar?
Forum: Road warriors 10-20-2011, 11:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,924
Posted By Uglydog56
Cheap, effective dual sport front end?

Let's say, for the sake of argument, that you have been invited to do a Prudoe Bay-Key West trip in 2 years. You have determined your current sport-touring bike is not up to the task of driving...
Forum: Road warriors 10-20-2011, 10:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,082
Posted By Uglydog56
My concours (read: heavy pig) has pr2 rear, pr3...

My concours (read: heavy pig) has pr2 rear, pr3 front, because that was what was available when I needed the rear. I am at 6K and you can't see a flat spot or appreciable wear. I had roadsmarts...
Forum: Road warriors 10-20-2011, 10:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,122
Posted By Uglydog56
I put around 60K or so on a V65 Sabre over about...

I put around 60K or so on a V65 Sabre over about 5 years. Mine was an 84 with the TRAC front end, a hondaline fairing, a padded Corbin gunfighter, and KZ1000 hardcases.

Comfort: This is where...
Forum: Road warriors 10-14-2011, 03:56 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 14,965
Posted By Uglydog56
I have a Concours for the 2 up stuff, and it is a...

I have a Concours for the 2 up stuff, and it is a pretty capable slab eater and 2 up corner masher. But I miss my SV for beebopping around town and solo stuff. I rode my SV650N cross country in the...
Forum: Equipment 07-10-2011, 12:36 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 13,384
Posted By Uglydog56
slime top off pump...

slime top off pump http://www.slime.com/product/911/Tire-Top-Off-(40020).html and a plug kit from local parts store that has extra caps and valves in it too. I have used both successfully.
Forum: Equipment 07-10-2011, 12:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,355
Posted By Uglydog56
I use the exofficio antimicrobial moisture...

I use the exofficio antimicrobial moisture wicking underwear, under padded bicycle shorts, and a sheepskin on the seat. I have a narrow hard custom seat and the padded shorts work for that very...
Forum: Equipment 07-09-2011, 10:42 PM
Replies: 6,140
Views: 2,428,270
Posted By Uglydog56
Here is setup on bike - this was for 2 up 3 week...

Here is setup on bike - this was for 2 up 3 week trip. We camped in national park campgrounds mostly and stayed at friend's houses and did laundry periodically.
...
Forum: Equipment 06-13-2011, 09:50 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,644
Posted By Uglydog56
I ended up getting her a 20deg down bag, and me a...

I ended up getting her a 20deg down bag, and me a new 35 synthetic (I'm cheapbut she has to be warm). They are mummy type bags that still zip together. I also got her a silk liner, a set of fleece...
Forum: Equipment 06-09-2011, 06:26 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 33,597
Posted By Uglydog56
dual gps cradle for my ipod touch. Makes it too...

dual gps cradle for my ipod touch. Makes it too big to mount anywhere on the bike, can't charge the ipod while you're charging the cradle, and the windshield mount broke the first time I tried to...
Forum: Equipment 06-09-2011, 06:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,679
Posted By Uglydog56
diy for cheaper

I haven't tried this as I pretty much always run a tankbag, but came to me as I was reading this. I will try it and get back to you. Take a gallon size freezer ziploc bag, and run two strips of...
Forum: Equipment 06-09-2011, 11:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,430
Posted By Uglydog56
I used the ear bud clamp from the get-go. Teresa...

I used the ear bud clamp from the get-go. Teresa said the speakers were so loud she HAD to wear ear plugs. The beeps when you tap for intercom would make her jump. We did spend some time on...
Forum: Equipment 06-09-2011, 11:40 AM
Replies: 1,370
Views: 689,743
Posted By Uglydog56
Built my own givi side brackets from leftover...

Built my own givi side brackets from leftover stuff lying around. I had the square rectangle part from a rack for an SV650 I used to have:
...
Forum: Equipment 06-09-2011, 11:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,430
Posted By Uglydog56
Not without using a pair of wire snips - so not...

Not without using a pair of wire snips - so not really. :1drinkI have the accessory clamp kit for using ear buds, and on it you can, because it gives you the option of boom mike or wired mike, so...
Forum: Equipment 06-09-2011, 08:36 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,644
Posted By Uglydog56
We have a synthetic fill sleeping bag for the top...

We have a synthetic fill sleeping bag for the top cover and we got the square one so we could add a second if required, looks like it is, only underneath us. It was in the 40's last night, so I...
Forum: Equipment 06-09-2011, 05:58 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,644
Posted By Uglydog56
Need help with frigid wife :)

We are going on our first long 2up motorcycle trip; leaving about a week. All pavement on a concours, camping and visiting people's houses roughly half and half. I set up our tent last night in the...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-06-2011, 05:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 363
Posted By Uglydog56
request input for route planning - vegas to amarillo

I must confess I'm a little ignorant as to the good/scenic roads and stops in Arizona and New Mexico. I pretty much have my route from Vegas to the Grand Canyon (a mandatory stop per SO's request),...
Forum: Equipment 05-23-2011, 11:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,235
Posted By Uglydog56
I have an old 3/4 helmet from the 70's that's...

I have an old 3/4 helmet from the 70's that's painted all evel knievel and sports one of the yellow bubble shields. I seldom use it unless it is really hot, it fogs up rapidly in traffic. Get the...
Forum: Equipment 05-23-2011, 11:08 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 37,848
Posted By Uglydog56
+1 on the RSi. Came from a Signet, which I wore...

+1 on the RSi. Came from a Signet, which I wore for 6 years. It was a good helmet, but my chin always rubbed the chinguard. The Profile is slightly less ovalish than the signet, so I went with the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-21-2011, 08:45 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 26,978
Posted By Uglydog56
I once rode into the back of a minivan at about...

I once rode into the back of a minivan at about 40ish on my SV because I wasn't paying attention. Yes, I'm an idiot. At least I'm an ATGATT one. I was fiddling with my mirror and not watching the...
Forum: Road warriors 04-18-2011, 08:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 428
Posted By Uglydog56
Noob question on bike suitability for S.A.

Hello everyone, long time listener, first time caller.

This site has been very inspiring. One of my life goals is to ride every continent on a motorcycle. It's pretty cool seeing people...
Forum: Road warriors 04-15-2011, 09:12 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 27,065
Posted By Uglydog56
I have a 76 Honda CB400F fully cafe'd out. 32...

I have a 76 Honda CB400F fully cafe'd out. 32 horsepower of screaming attitude! I've got an evel knievel helmet and a giant white scarf I wear when I ride it. I get notes left on it all the time...
Forum: Road warriors 04-15-2011, 09:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,464
Posted By Uglydog56
I have a 98. They are a good bike, not a great...

I have a 98. They are a good bike, not a great one. With a little time and effort (and a little cash), they can be pretty good at whatever you want from them. I think they tried to stay too far in...
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