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Forum: The Garage 10-20-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,669
Posted By elementalg20
Something like the bikebarn might be the way to...

Something like the bikebarn might be the way to go. I can store it in my dad's building in the winter and keep it in one of these during the prime of the riding season. Never gave these real...
Forum: The Garage 10-18-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,669
Posted By elementalg20
Cheap motorcycle storage building?

I don't own a garage and my shed is occupied by bicycles, riding mower and all sorts of other crap. I'd clear room but my wife and young kids are in and out and I don't trust them to not...
Forum: Road warriors 10-18-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 2,060
Views: 287,147
Posted By elementalg20
I really like my Vegas premium.....but all these...

I really like my Vegas premium.....but all these cross country's really got me thinking. They are basically what got me looking at the victory's to begin with I just couldn't afford one. When my...
Forum: Road warriors 06-04-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 830
Posted By elementalg20
Sargent probably makes one for it. Some prefer...

Sargent probably makes one for it. Some prefer it to Corbin but it's definitely an opinion matter. You could look into Spencers with the LD supracore upgrade. His business is a great day to ride...
Forum: Road warriors 05-29-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,551
Posted By elementalg20
I'd say the bike that's the most similiar to the...

I'd say the bike that's the most similiar to the FJ you have now is the bandit 1250. It's got a great reputation in terms of reliability and smoothness but some do feel it's a bit bland. They can...
Forum: Road warriors 05-27-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 2,060
Views: 287,147
Posted By elementalg20
When I think about what I need to do to my Vegas...

When I think about what I need to do to my Vegas and all these vision posts it sure gets me thinking. I'd like pullback bars, move pegs back or something, and must improve the passenger seat.....
Forum: Road warriors 05-23-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 2,060
Views: 287,147
Posted By elementalg20
I do have to say I prefer the black visions over...

I do have to say I prefer the black visions over any other color combo. SPOAT, got a pic of the rear?
Forum: Road warriors 05-21-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 2,060
Views: 287,147
Posted By elementalg20
Two things with my Vegas. Stock passenger...

Two things with my Vegas.

Stock passenger seat sucks, I already "invested" in a backrest that fits the seat so not sure what to do there. Considering going the Spencer route with both.

I've...
Forum: Road warriors 05-19-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,476
Posted By elementalg20
I can't quite get over the styling on the Vision...

I can't quite get over the styling on the Vision but some how I still think I'll end up owning one some day....
Forum: Road warriors 04-23-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 2,060
Views: 287,147
Posted By elementalg20
Thanks for the tips on my shifting guys. Turned...

Thanks for the tips on my shifting guys. Turned out to be nothing more than the heim joints needing cleaned/lubed and worked over a bit. My clutch cable was a bit tight to I remedied that. I'd just...
Forum: Road warriors 04-14-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 692
Posted By elementalg20
TU250x in scrambler dress would be cool and seem...

TU250x in scrambler dress would be cool and seem to fit the bill.
Forum: Road warriors 04-06-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 2,060
Views: 287,147
Posted By elementalg20
Anyone have any issues with shifting? I've got a...

Anyone have any issues with shifting? I've got a whopping 50 miles on my 07'(bike has 12k) vegas and now the damn thing isn't wanting to go into gear(s) or neutral for that matter, clutch in/out...
Forum: Road warriors 03-31-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,124
Posted By elementalg20
If there isn't any frame/fork/wheel damage and it...

If there isn't any frame/fork/wheel damage and it really does run and ride properlu I'd give $500 for it. Could see someone maybe going higher?
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-31-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 4,438
Views: 684,352
Posted By elementalg20
I've got a motogp corkscrew leather jacket in the...

I've got a motogp corkscrew leather jacket in the black/white/silver combo. Size xl (more like a large). Can text pics if you pm me a number or email. Asking $60 shipped.
Forum: The Garage 03-14-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,094
Posted By elementalg20
Maybe I'm best off staying home ifn I can't keep...

Maybe I'm best off staying home ifn I can't keep a tranny in it. There is an 05 altima in my budget as well...tranny maybe questionable but they are cheap and available.
Forum: The Garage 03-14-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,094
Posted By elementalg20
I put on 300 miles a week plus. One day is 120...

I put on 300 miles a week plus. One day is 120 mile loop the rest is to and from work 20 miles each way. I've seen so many of these with high miles I kind of figured the auto held up to the 150lbs...
Forum: The Garage 03-14-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,094
Posted By elementalg20
Its an automatic. I do have shade tree skills. ...

Its an automatic. I do have shade tree skills. I've dropped cradles to change trannies pulled subaru motors to do head gaskets and clutches that sort of stuff. Not a pro but I turn wrenches in a...
Forum: The Garage 03-14-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,094
Posted By elementalg20
2000 VW TDI Jetta reliable?

Car has new timing belt and water pump plus glow plugs. Sitting at 212k miles. Yes its asking a lot for any car to be reliable at this mileage but can I guy keep one of these going on his own? I...
Forum: Road warriors 02-26-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,596
Posted By elementalg20
Yamaha radian 600, or seca2. Maybe an old klr.

Yamaha radian 600, or seca2. Maybe an old klr.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-23-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 4,438
Views: 684,352
Posted By elementalg20
Long shot. Got worsening rod knock in my 2002...

Long shot. Got worsening rod knock in my 2002 subaru outback 2.5l sohc. Leads on a dirt cheap vehicle or a motor appreciated. Cheap vehicle could need some work as long as parts keep it economical....
Forum: Road warriors 02-12-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 2,060
Views: 287,147
Posted By elementalg20
I'd say you are missing a baffle, not sure if you...

I'd say you are missing a baffle, not sure if you can buy that part only or not. Mine strangely enough appears to be about 10mm from being full seated into the pipe. I'm not sure if someone perhaps...
Forum: Road warriors 02-08-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 9,827
Posted By elementalg20
It's not as if it's royal enfields fault there is...

It's not as if it's royal enfields fault there is sales tax and registration fees. Neat bikes, less money for the same product is always a win in my book.
Forum: Road warriors 02-07-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 2,060
Views: 287,147
Posted By elementalg20
I actually have victory saddlebags. The small...

I actually have victory saddlebags. The small ones that hinge forward amd velcro close. The viking warrior bag looks interesting though.

I'll price the oem dunlop tires. I don't mount my own...
Forum: The Garage 02-04-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 714
Posted By elementalg20
They were perfectly fine before that damn trailer...

They were perfectly fine before that damn trailer ride through the frozen tundra of Iowa. Once it's warmed up they feel fine, but I'll certainly give them a good visual inspection. I intend to...
Forum: Road warriors 02-04-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 2,060
Views: 287,147
Posted By elementalg20
new bike first victory

Fresh off the trailer on a crappy slick 19 degree day. She's in dire need of a bath, but she's all mine damn it! 2007 Vegas premium. The victory black saddle bags and memphis shades screen are...
Forum: The Garage 02-04-2014, 12:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 714
Posted By elementalg20
frozen throttle cables....

I just picked up a nice 2007 victory with 12k miles. Unfortunately it had to ride home on the trailer in nasty cold icy roads etc. I went to fire it up to find the throttle stuck closed. I warmed...
Forum: Road warriors 01-30-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 2,060
Views: 287,147
Posted By elementalg20
Really looking forward to picking up my first...

Really looking forward to picking up my first victory, a 2007 Vegas Premium. 12k on the clock and it'll need an oil change and a new set of tires. Digging the nuclear sunset orange......if only...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-28-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 4,438
Views: 684,352
Posted By elementalg20
A coworker is looking to spend some of his soon...

A coworker is looking to spend some of his soon to come tax money on a budget cruiser of some sort. He's set his budget at $2500. He's 6'4" tall so nothing overly small. Figured I'd give you guys...
Forum: Road warriors 01-28-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,725
Posted By elementalg20
KTM is about it far as I know.

KTM is about it far as I know.
Forum: Road warriors 01-27-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,005
Posted By elementalg20
Well, I negotiated them within $400 of each...

Well, I negotiated them within $400 of each other. At that rate I see the premium 6spd happening. Biggest issue is the 12k vs 38k miles.
Forum: Road warriors 01-27-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,005
Posted By elementalg20
2007 victory 5spd vs 6spd?

I'm considering two 07 100ci victory vegas'. One is the 8ball 5spd with a lower price, great tires, and a few nice add ons the other doesn't ( tour seat, dual back rests, passenger floor boards).
...
Forum: Road warriors 01-23-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,620
Posted By elementalg20
It might be ok, but that's just the...

It might be ok, but that's just the thing...might. I wouldn't feel comfortable buying one, others would.....maybe lol.

Just a quick list of thoughts that maybe should could look at. You or she...
Forum: Road warriors 01-13-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,371
Posted By elementalg20
Nice, I actually would have taken that over your...

Nice, I actually would have taken that over your other three choices I think. Congrats.
Forum: Road warriors 01-12-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,119
Posted By elementalg20
If I was going after a small bike I thin it'd...

If I was going after a small bike I thin it'd have to be the ninja 300. It doesn't get the mileage of the cbr250 but it is considerably more powerful and will best your 650 easily.

That said me...
Forum: Road warriors 01-11-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 992
Posted By elementalg20
I probably should have mentioned the one I'm...

I probably should have mentioned the one I'm looking at has just under 36000 miles.
Forum: Road warriors 01-11-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 992
Posted By elementalg20
2006 victory kingpin?

While I have one bike I'm quite serious a out it maybe sold before I can I can buy it, plus I'd have to have it shipped. Caponord 1000.

I don't need an off road bike and most st bikes are quite...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-10-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 7,882
Posted By elementalg20
I grew up with quads of my own but the best thing...

I grew up with quads of my own but the best thing to me was getting out on the highway with my dad and his 79' cb750f.....to hear that bike howl through the full kerker....memories that will always...
Forum: Road warriors 01-10-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,324
Posted By elementalg20
If you didn't already own and like the f800 I...

If you didn't already own and like the f800 I would also vote Yamaha. You unlike myself actually rode both and should be able to make the call. My concern is taking a beating on the buy in of the...
Forum: Equipment 01-03-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 891
Posted By elementalg20
There is a clean crf50 listed here located in...

There is a clean crf50 listed here located in Illinois.
Forum: Beasts 01-02-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,038
Posted By elementalg20
There is an 02' on here for a very good...

There is an 02' on here for a very good price(imho). Price plays a serious factor for me. I'm rather used to having more motor than what the weestrom has and fear that although adequate I may find...
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