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Forum: Beasts 08-31-2010, 09:55 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,515
Posted By GS Bones
Loved my Uly, except for two issues...mine had...

Loved my Uly, except for two issues...mine had EFI fueling issues that could not be solved. And, I could not deal with the wind noise issues, despite a number of after market attempts to fix it.
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Forum: Ride reports 08-24-2010, 09:15 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 22,391
Posted By GS Bones
The video, at 3:47, pretty much says it all. Hell...

The video, at 3:47, pretty much says it all. Hell yeah. Because context is everything. Hell yeah.



Bones
Forum: Ride reports 08-23-2010, 06:38 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 22,391
Posted By GS Bones
Funniest ride report I have read in a long, long...

Funniest ride report I have read in a long, long time. The ride continued, but the report ended to fast for my tastes. That is a compliment. Meanwhile, the report is now changing my attitude about...
Forum: Beasts 08-22-2010, 10:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 13,154
Posted By GS Bones
SW Motech. Great stuff.

SW Motech. Great stuff.
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-15-2010, 08:55 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,453
Posted By GS Bones
Just another great iDave ride report. Damn... the...

Just another great iDave ride report. Damn... the guy needs to have this as his "day job."
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-15-2010, 08:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,254
Posted By GS Bones
Who knew Alabama had such great riding to...

Who knew Alabama had such great riding to offer?!?!

Bones
Forum: Beasts 08-09-2010, 08:12 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,925
Posted By GS Bones
Good friend has over 65K on his, rides the living...

Good friend has over 65K on his, rides the living shit out of it, all the time, and has had NO issues with it other than the speedo not working, starting at about 64K. The engines are probably good...
Forum: The Garage 08-09-2010, 07:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,777
Posted By GS Bones
With tubes, you are stuck if you get a flat,...

With tubes, you are stuck if you get a flat, unless you can take the tire off and patch the tube roadside, which is a lot more of an ordeal than plugging a tire and getting to the next destination. ...
Forum: Beasts 08-09-2010, 07:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 991
Posted By GS Bones
And visit Twisted Throttle for enough aftermarket...

And visit Twisted Throttle for enough aftermarket parts to lighten your wallet.


Bones
Forum: Beasts 08-09-2010, 07:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 991
Posted By GS Bones
Madstad bracket and MRA vario screen, and you are...

Madstad bracket and MRA vario screen, and you are good for all riding. Congrats.


Bones
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-09-2010, 06:59 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,453
Posted By GS Bones
"Based on experience, if I post a ride, I will be...

"Based on experience, if I post a ride, I will be riding solo." :D


Been there! That made me laugh.

Then again, I have ridden with iDave. While my experience riding with him has been that he...
Forum: Beasts 08-08-2010, 07:45 PM
Replies: 702
Views: 71,149
Posted By GS Bones
5'7" .... Weestrom....perfect...I have a 30"...

5'7" .... Weestrom....perfect...I have a 30" inseam on a good day. I have a Sargent seat.


Bones
Forum: Beasts 08-08-2010, 07:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,381
Posted By GS Bones
Madstad bracket and MRA Vario windscreen on the...

Madstad bracket and MRA Vario windscreen on the Weestrom....perfect. NO buffeting, quiet air, still enough air movement on the body to keep cool in hot temps, and no helmet movement. Easy to adjust,...
Forum: Beasts 08-08-2010, 07:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 932
Posted By GS Bones
Factors to consider: 1. Bike(s) should be...

Factors to consider:

1. Bike(s) should be fun to ride, and comfortable for long days of riding, and able to deal with a variety of road surfaces.

2. Bike should be able to be farkled with...
Forum: Ride reports 07-10-2010, 08:11 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 15,962
Posted By GS Bones
Thanks, John. Little Bones and I leave in...

Thanks, John.

Little Bones and I leave in the early A.M. for our wanderings, in the direction of Maine. Viagra is currently somewhere in remote VT, and we will try to meet up with him, somewhere...
Forum: Ride reports 07-08-2010, 07:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,895
Posted By GS Bones
Fantastic trip and report. Great pics....made it...

Fantastic trip and report. Great pics....made it real easy to see what you were doing, the whole time. LOVED the McGuyver fix on the rear frame, and the fact that it didn't end your trip. Loved the...
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2010, 07:21 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 15,962
Posted By GS Bones
Wow, it is rated with stars. My word.... ...

Wow, it is rated with stars. My word....

Looks like I will need to get busy when I complete my next trip. That is the one I am taking with Little Bones, starting this coming weekend. A week on the...
Forum: Ride reports 07-01-2010, 05:13 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 15,962
Posted By GS Bones
That is actually likely to happen later this...

That is actually likely to happen later this summer.


Bones
Forum: Ride reports 06-28-2010, 09:40 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 15,962
Posted By GS Bones
Real epilogue and redux thoughts on the journey,...

Real epilogue and redux thoughts on the journey, to follow.


Bones
Forum: Ride reports 06-28-2010, 09:39 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 15,962
Posted By GS Bones
Run in and first service: done. First mini...

Run in and first service: done.

First mini voyage, after 1K was with Little Bones to go get a burger, two up, 150 miles round trip. Iceman and I leave for Maine later this week. Yes, I do work for...
Forum: Ride reports 06-28-2010, 09:05 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 15,962
Posted By GS Bones
The three of them were more excited than I was,...

The three of them were more excited than I was, having seen the new Mule, all put together and ready for new adventures, before I got home. We piled into the truck, helmet and gloves in the back, and...
Forum: Ride reports 06-28-2010, 09:00 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 15,962
Posted By GS Bones
PRE-Epilogue I am not big on...

PRE-Epilogue





I am not big on birthday celebrations. Too often, they offer unfulfilled expectations and are too self congratulatory. And they are obligatory. There is little I want and...
Forum: Ride reports 06-28-2010, 05:41 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 15,962
Posted By GS Bones
The landing was perfect. Instead of running out...

The landing was perfect. Instead of running out to greet me in the driveway, I actually had a few minutes to get my helmet off, my earplugs out, to drink a little water, and take a few deep breathes....
Forum: Ride reports 06-28-2010, 05:31 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 15,962
Posted By GS Bones
A lot of the trip home from Utah and Wyoming was...

A lot of the trip home from Utah and Wyoming was a blur. There were some middle States between Nebraska and Iowa going further East that all ran together. But the last 60 miles from the cemetery in...
Forum: Ride reports 06-27-2010, 09:35 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 15,962
Posted By GS Bones
I have such reverence for the proud and dedicated...

I have such reverence for the proud and dedicated members of our military, who devote at least a portion of thier lives protecting our ever shrinking individual rights and freedoms, as outlined in...
Forum: Ride reports 06-27-2010, 09:13 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 15,962
Posted By GS Bones
Vortex was up early, cleaning our bikes. ...

Vortex was up early, cleaning our bikes.


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Forum: Ride reports 06-27-2010, 09:01 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 15,962
Posted By GS Bones
My family had stashed happy birthday wishes in my...

My family had stashed happy birthday wishes in my bag before I left for the trip. I found them a few days before reaching PA. I decided to wait until the last day of the trip to open them. I got a...
Forum: Ride reports 06-27-2010, 08:55 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 15,962
Posted By GS Bones
Central Pennsylvania guys flick into "don't fuck...

Central Pennsylvania guys flick into "don't fuck with me" stance when a camera comes out.



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Forum: Ride reports 06-27-2010, 08:48 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 15,962
Posted By GS Bones
Vortex/Demo Dick, like all intense warriors, has...

Vortex/Demo Dick, like all intense warriors, has facets.



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Forum: Ride reports 06-27-2010, 08:37 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 15,962
Posted By GS Bones
It happened again, just like the day before. One...

It happened again, just like the day before. One hellacious thunderstorm, but not until after we were neatly tucked into our motel rooms. Then it all cleared, and we were treated to a beautiful...
Forum: Ride reports 06-27-2010, 08:26 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 15,962
Posted By GS Bones
We awakened to gray skies and wet pavement. "Not...

We awakened to gray skies and wet pavement. "Not today, boys!" said Vortex. "We will see no rain. I am here. Dry riding!"





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Forum: Ride reports 06-27-2010, 08:23 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 15,962
Posted By GS Bones
We were now running across States, having a great...

We were now running across States, having a great ride, and not thinking about much in the way of details. Random photographs may offer mild musings. I just find most signs posted in public places...
Forum: Ride reports 06-27-2010, 08:10 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 15,962
Posted By GS Bones
We all have our rituals, I guess. For Vortex and...

We all have our rituals, I guess. For Vortex and Iceman, the first thing they do every day, immediately after getting off the bike for the day, is take off their riding gear. At least some of it.

...
Forum: Ride reports 06-27-2010, 08:01 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 15,962
Posted By GS Bones
The great thing about journeys away from regular...

The great thing about journeys away from regular life is that there are days on the road, breaking away from regular routines. For me, that would mean NOT reading the newspaper. I never see...
Forum: Ride reports 06-27-2010, 07:52 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 15,962
Posted By GS Bones
More East, more people, more gas stations, more...

More East, more people, more gas stations, more mini marts, less space. I could feel the density creep up on us, like a an accordion pushing out its breath. The grain elevators were smaller and...
Forum: Ride reports 06-27-2010, 07:30 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 15,962
Posted By GS Bones
Our road speed was steady and unwavering. But our...

Our road speed was steady and unwavering. But our overall pace had picked up. Our stops for fuel and water were smooth and brief, our riding harmony was completely in synch.


...
Forum: Ride reports 06-27-2010, 07:09 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 15,962
Posted By GS Bones
I love Nebraska. Nebraska, as the signs say when...

I love Nebraska. Nebraska, as the signs say when you cross into it, is "The Good Life." I married in Philadelphia only days before driving with my beautiful bride to start my second round of graduate...
Forum: Ride reports 06-27-2010, 06:47 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 15,962
Posted By GS Bones
We still had plenty of time to get home, but we...

We still had plenty of time to get home, but we had a lot of miles to make, as well. The concept of wandering when you have extra time is highly dependent upon location. We knew we would drift South...
Forum: Ride reports 06-27-2010, 06:34 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 15,962
Posted By GS Bones
We completed that day's ride South of the Black...

We completed that day's ride South of the Black Hills in a non descript little town, secure lodging, unfortunately on the second floor of a hotel. There were no down and outers to be found.


We...
Forum: Ride reports 06-27-2010, 06:15 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 15,962
Posted By GS Bones
The Black Hills did offer some sweet surprise...

The Black Hills did offer some sweet surprise after our departure from the carved hill.




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