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Forum: Road warriors 04-23-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 681
Posted By idealistix
You can consider the difference in resale value...

You can consider the difference in resale value several years down the line. To estimate it *very roughly*, you can look at the difference in asking prices now between a 2004 R1150RT and a 2005...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-10-2013, 11:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 771
Posted By idealistix
Thanks for all the replies! I'm looking...

Thanks for all the replies!

I'm looking forward to being done with Michigan winters. It was 10 degrees this morning and very windy. :eek1
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-27-2013, 07:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 771
Posted By idealistix
Riding season / traffic in Charlotte?

I'll be moving from Michigan to NC next year. Looking at the climate info for Charlotte, it looks like I'll be able to ride year round. Is my understanding correct? I ride a FJR with heated grips, so...
Forum: Americas 07-13-2013, 09:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,372
Posted By idealistix
I don't know about the KTM450 specifically, but...

I don't know about the KTM450 specifically, but I'd be very surprised if you have to change the oil so frequently for street miles. It's however very important to make sure that oil level is...
Forum: Hacks 04-17-2013, 04:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 11,283
Posted By idealistix
This is really cool. How much would the hitches...

This is really cool. How much would the hitches cost? If you do go into business, remember to form an LLC to protect your personal assets.
Forum: Hacks 04-16-2013, 09:45 PM
Replies: 4,017
Views: 681,469
Posted By idealistix
My 2005 VTX1800 with Kenna sidecar is up for...

My 2005 VTX1800 with Kenna sidecar is up for sale: link (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=879549)
...
Forum: Hacks 08-01-2012, 07:27 PM
Replies: 4,017
Views: 681,469
Posted By idealistix
2005 VTX1800 with Dauntless sidecar

Here's my hack for sale: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=813799

This is an awesome rig to take your kids or dogs with you. The seatbelts are very useful to strap them in. :wink:

I...
Forum: Road warriors 05-16-2012, 04:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,766
Posted By idealistix
I'd recommend buying from a private seller...

I'd recommend buying from a private seller (craigslist, advrider, fjr forum etc). You will save some money, but more importantly, you can talk to the owner and get a feel for how he had maintained...
Forum: Hacks 04-15-2012, 10:10 AM
Replies: 1,192
Views: 324,111
Posted By idealistix
Here are my pups

First ride of the season last week! Mango Lassie is on the left and Mellon Collie is on the right. I'm fond of stupid names for my dogs. :D

Both dogs are wearing chest harnesses, but it's hard to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-01-2011, 08:46 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 15,880
Posted By idealistix
That's brilliant!

That's brilliant!
Forum: Hacks 07-21-2011, 08:58 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 11,776
Posted By idealistix
I live in Novi (30 miles north-west of Detroit)...

I live in Novi (30 miles north-west of Detroit) and ride a 2005 Honda VTX1800 with a 2-seater sidecar. The hack is wider than some compact cars. :D

I flew down to Texas a year ago to buy the bike...
Forum: Hacks 07-21-2011, 08:25 PM
Replies: 4,017
Views: 681,469
Posted By idealistix
Not mine

Royal Enfield w/sidecar - $4500


2700 miles, electric start, 500cc, Cozy sidecar.

Detroit craigslist (http://detroit.craigslist.org/wyn/mcy/2477627317.html)
Forum: Road warriors 06-23-2011, 06:24 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 14,538
Posted By idealistix
I had the ST1300 for a year and put about 12000...

I had the ST1300 for a year and put about 12000 miles on it. I sold it and got an FJR1300 for only one reason: weight (both real and apparent). The FJR is lighter by about 60 lbs but feels about ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-30-2011, 01:52 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,501
Posted By idealistix
Sell your car and buy an inexpensive, reliable...

Sell your car and buy an inexpensive, reliable used car that is cheap to insure. No point in paying for depreciation if you are not using the new car.

Preferably a car that you can afford to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-18-2011, 11:41 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,990
Posted By idealistix
Clearly, I took this post too seriously. I'm done...

Clearly, I took this post too seriously. I'm done here.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-18-2011, 10:11 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,990
Posted By idealistix
I wish that the daily reality of commuting were...

I wish that the daily reality of commuting were far too risque. It would make the commute far more entertaining. :evil


If your idea of adventure is to squeeze out cars, feel free to brag about...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-17-2011, 11:32 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,990
Posted By idealistix
What is the point in risking an accident to...

What is the point in risking an accident to "squeeze out" a car? It is obvious that the motorbike is faster than the car - there is no need to prove it. The best response to aggressive car...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-17-2011, 07:12 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,990
Posted By idealistix
Going by your logic, you would also say that...

Going by your logic, you would also say that wearing helmets is for pussies since motorcycling is so "death defying". And anybody who is not riding at 10/10ths is a wuss, right? I'd rather have a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-16-2011, 07:12 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,990
Posted By idealistix
I hope it was worth risking your life to win your...

I hope it was worth risking your life to win your race against the aggressive cager.
Forum: Americas 05-16-2011, 12:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,567
Posted By idealistix
I have the same question ...

I have the same question ...
Forum: Hacks 05-13-2011, 01:59 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 11,776
Posted By idealistix
I live in the Detroit suburbs and ride a VTX 1800...

I live in the Detroit suburbs and ride a VTX 1800 hack. I bought it in Texas last year and rode it back home. I got it primarily to ride with my dogs, but it hasn't happened yet.
Forum: Road warriors 05-12-2011, 11:52 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,263
Posted By idealistix
Triumph Tiger?

Triumph Tiger?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-11-2011, 09:12 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 31,944
Posted By idealistix
I am also thinking about getting a vanity plate....

I am also thinking about getting a vanity plate. My first choice "NONE", and "FYYFF" are already taken. Here are some that ARE available:

HA (these are also my initials, reversed).
FYYF
1WD...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-06-2011, 09:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 538
Posted By idealistix
Route suggestion: 3 days to go from Etowah, TN to Lexington, KY or Charleston, WV

I have 3 days to go from Etowah, TN to Lexington, KY or Charleston, WV. Basically I need to be about 6 or 7 hours away from Detroit at the end of this segment of my trip. I am looking for twisty...
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2011, 02:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 900
Posted By idealistix
Need help selecting a good all-round dirt bike

I am a very experienced street rider, but haven't done much riding off road. I am thinking about getting a good used dirt bike that can also do the occasional commuting duty. Here are my...
Forum: Hacks 08-26-2010, 07:34 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,293
Posted By idealistix
I flew down to Texas from Michigan three weeks...

I flew down to Texas from Michigan three weeks ago to pick up my VTX1800 hack. I completed the paperwork, got on the hack, and rode 1200 miles back home without any incident. My hack does not have a...
Forum: Hacks 08-05-2010, 09:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,739
Posted By idealistix
I'm flying out to Texas tomorrow! I'll spend...

I'm flying out to Texas tomorrow! I'll spend Saturday hanging out with my friend in Dallas, and then purchase the hack on Sunday. It is about 1200 miles back to Michigan, and I plan to cover this...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-31-2010, 09:58 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,751
Posted By idealistix
http://i38.tinypic.com/if1zsj.jpg

http://i38.tinypic.com/if1zsj.jpg
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 07-30-2010, 06:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,020
Posted By idealistix
I have the same problem. Please let me know if...

I have the same problem. Please let me know if you found a fix.
Forum: Hacks 07-30-2010, 12:22 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,530
Posted By idealistix
Best brake layout for VTX1800?

I am getting a VTX1800 which has a linked braking system for the bike. Honda engineers linked approximately one-third of the dual disc (six pistons per disc) front brake reaction to the rear pedal....
Forum: Road warriors 07-30-2010, 07:48 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,151
Posted By idealistix
Spencer's mod + alaska leathers sheepskin pad....

Spencer's mod + alaska leathers sheepskin pad. This combo is super comfy .. I can't say for the ER-6, it worked wonders on my ST1300.

If you are riding in heavy rain, a beaded pad will work better...
Forum: Hacks 07-29-2010, 02:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,739
Posted By idealistix
Scott, thanks for the detailed reply. I will be...

Scott, thanks for the detailed reply. I will be riding alone, so I will make sure to add some ballast in the sidecar. My luggage + some bike accessories not currently installed on the bike + about 80...
Forum: Hacks 07-29-2010, 01:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,739
Posted By idealistix
I am getting a VTX1800 rig! :clap The bike...

I am getting a VTX1800 rig! :clap

The bike has a rear car tire, but is otherwise not modified for sidecar usage. The sidecar has two seats with sidebelts, brembo disc brakes, turn signals and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-28-2010, 05:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,355
Posted By idealistix
The world's sex ratio is 1.01 males to 1 female....

The world's sex ratio is 1.01 males to 1 female. So statistically speaking, humans have 1.005 testicles. :evil
Forum: Hacks 07-28-2010, 03:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,739
Posted By idealistix
I uploaded the photo to Picasaweb, copied the...

I uploaded the photo to Picasaweb, copied the image location, and pasted it after clicking the "InsertImage" icon on the ADV posting menu. The InsertImage icon is the one that looks like mountains in...
Forum: Hacks 07-27-2010, 05:07 PM
Replies: 4,017
Views: 681,469
Posted By idealistix
Craigslist find (Michigan): 1996 Harley Ultra Classic With Ultra Sidecar

http://detroit.craigslist.org/okl/mcy/1863455492.html

Seems like a very good deal for somebody willing to ride a Harley. :lol3
Forum: Hacks 07-27-2010, 05:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,739
Posted By idealistix
Here ya go ... that's a nice retro-cool looking...

Here ya go ... that's a nice retro-cool looking rig! :thumb

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_18RxdKD_SY4/TE9ka9igduI/AAAAAAAABoI/xsqf8SyrFUQ/s800/VoyagerHack.jpg...
Forum: Hacks 07-27-2010, 01:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,739
Posted By idealistix
Please PM me. Thanks.

Please PM me. Thanks.
Forum: Hacks 07-27-2010, 01:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,739
Posted By idealistix
The FJ is a nice rig, but I would like to get a...

The FJ is a nice rig, but I would like to get a newer bike.

I am leaning strongly towards a VTX 1800. I have always been tempted by its monster engine, but the bike never made sense to me as a...
Forum: Hacks 07-27-2010, 07:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,739
Posted By idealistix
BMWzenrider...

BMWzenrider (http://www.advrider.com/forums/member.php?u=3124), thanks for the detailed reply.

Most GL1500s have reverse - it was unavailable only on the "Interstate" model. I had a look at a...
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