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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States Yesterday, 07:41 PM
Replies: 822
Views: 63,815
Posted By blackfriar
I got out today and road the four RRs in Waushara...

I got out today and road the four RRs in Waushara and Adams Counties. It was a good day to ride and I took a nice lunch break at the rest stop at Highways 13 and 21. Quite a bit of dirt and gravel...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-19-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 822
Views: 63,815
Posted By blackfriar
I took a ride west today to ride RR 47. There was...

I took a ride west today to ride RR 47. There was one detour on the way and then the road between Tigerton and 153 is under construction. So I could only ride the portion from 153 north to...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-30-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 774
Posted By blackfriar
I got mine at Beemer Boneyard. Don't remember...

I got mine at Beemer Boneyard. Don't remember what I paid, but it seemed reasonable.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-29-2014, 05:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 874
Posted By blackfriar
reddawg, I will have my yellow GSA. Hope to see...

reddawg, I will have my yellow GSA. Hope to see you there!
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-27-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 874
Posted By blackfriar
I will be there on Saturday. Usually I park in...

I will be there on Saturday. Usually I park in the trees just north of the VIP building and walk through the tunnel to the pit and vendor area. After checking that out I go over to Turn 3. I...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-17-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,732
Posted By blackfriar
When I had my Sportster I rode it down to what...

When I had my Sportster I rode it down to what was then a Ducati dealership in Saukville WI. When I pulled into my parking space I confidently swung my leg over the bike and let go. Unfortunately, I...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-17-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 822
Views: 63,815
Posted By blackfriar
I got out today for my first assault on the...

I got out today for my first assault on the Rustic Roads this year. My last RR adventure was late October and the weather was about the same today. It was about 60 and windy. I started with a demo...
Forum: The Garage 04-18-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 6,039
Views: 2,606,108
Posted By blackfriar
This is a pretty weak effort compared to most,...

This is a pretty weak effort compared to most, but I am excited about having a dedicated garage for my bikes. I have a duplex and have decided to leave one side empty and have the garage available. ...
Forum: Road warriors 04-09-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 393
Views: 39,318
Posted By blackfriar
Has anyone gotten one of the new Lowriders? ...

Has anyone gotten one of the new Lowriders? Pictures and initial impressions would be appreciated!
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-18-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,221
Posted By blackfriar
A couple other places for food are Sammy's Pizza...

A couple other places for food are Sammy's Pizza and Grandma's. You will see Grandma's when you visit the aerial bridge area. It's a pretty touristy place, but a good stop. A drive along Skyline...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-26-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 2,455
Views: 409,616
Posted By blackfriar
Yeah, toowoomba, that's how I felt too. But it...

Yeah, toowoomba, that's how I felt too. But it has been a great bike to ride and that makes it feel worth it. I love that color; enjoy the bike!
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-06-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 13,681
Views: 646,966
Posted By blackfriar
I will be coming down to your FSH for the IMS...

I will be coming down to your FSH for the IMS this Saturday. It's not too great up here either. Can't wait to wallow in bikes and bike gear for a few hours.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-29-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 2,455
Views: 409,616
Posted By blackfriar
"My wallet is lightened up". Ha, ha, I remember...

"My wallet is lightened up". Ha, ha, I remember that feeling as I rode mine home a couple of years ago. Love the looks and new features on 14 GSA, but am not ready for another wallet lightening...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-28-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 2,455
Views: 409,616
Posted By blackfriar
Let me be the first to congratulate you...looks...

Let me be the first to congratulate you...looks great!
Forum: Road warriors 01-24-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 393
Views: 39,318
Posted By blackfriar
I don't think the Sportster compares well to the...

I don't think the Sportster compares well to the Dyna either. I hadn't taken a test ride on my FXDL before I bought it, but I knew I had made a big step up even on the ride home. I liked the lower...
Forum: Road warriors 01-22-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 393
Views: 39,318
Posted By blackfriar
My 04 FXDL vibrates, but I think it's just...

My 04 FXDL vibrates, but I think it's just "normal" Harley vibration. I have been thinking about getting a leftover anniversary model from a local dealer, but after reading these posts I believe...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-18-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,410
Posted By blackfriar
I can't speak for the GSW, but it did take me a...

I can't speak for the GSW, but it did take me a few times to get the right leverage on it. It is a big bike to get up on the stand and I needed to figure out a technique that would work.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-11-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 2,455
Views: 409,616
Posted By blackfriar
I'm going to the Chicago IMS in February and...

I'm going to the Chicago IMS in February and looking forward to seeing this bike. Arrival date is not too important up here. Just finished a week of below zero and now there's about a half inch of...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-30-2013, 04:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,028
Posted By blackfriar
I rode through some pretty hot weather out in NE...

I rode through some pretty hot weather out in NE and SD last summer and never notices a difference between the items in either pannier. Good suggestions in the previous responses though.
Forum: Equipment 12-25-2013, 06:47 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,980
Posted By blackfriar
Santa brought me a hi-viz Olympia Airglide 4. ...

Santa brought me a hi-viz Olympia Airglide 4. It's my first hi-viz product and I'm going to wear it. But after reading this thread I just won't wear it with as much confidence as I thought I would....
Forum: GS Boxers 12-23-2013, 08:17 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 24,978
Posted By blackfriar
I am late to the party on this show, although I...

I am late to the party on this show, although I know it is often referenced in the motorcycle literature. I just got a Netflix subscription and watched Long Way Round over the past couple of weeks. ...
Forum: Road warriors 12-06-2013, 07:13 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 43,418
Posted By blackfriar
Doug, that is a beautiful Sportster. I had a 96...

Doug, that is a beautiful Sportster. I had a 96 1200C for a few years and I still like that style tank better than the new ones. Someone up here had one like that 03 Anniversary on CL a couple of...
Forum: Road warriors 12-05-2013, 05:48 AM
Replies: 393
Views: 39,318
Posted By blackfriar
I put the Harley on the Battery Tender about a...

I put the Harley on the Battery Tender about a month ago and the BMW about two weeks ago. We got our first snow this week and the cold is on its way. It will be a long winter up here.
Forum: Road warriors 12-04-2013, 07:07 PM
Replies: 393
Views: 39,318
Posted By blackfriar
Here's my FXDL on one of the Wisconsin Rustic...

Here's my FXDL on one of the Wisconsin Rustic Roads. I usually ride the GSA; don't remember what happened here.
http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o3/stratfxdl/R53_zps9c592788.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 11-28-2013, 10:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,859
Posted By blackfriar
This is just one of the reasons I got the GSA...

This is just one of the reasons I got the GSA instead of the GS. I knew I would have to get the guards that come with the GSA anyway. Glad to hear the culprit was an honest culprit. Good luck with...
Forum: The Garage 11-28-2013, 04:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 701
Posted By blackfriar
I use a Battery Tender and switch it between my...

I use a Battery Tender and switch it between my GSA and Harley during the winter months. It works well for me.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-26-2013, 01:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 980
Posted By blackfriar
If the museums interest you, you should also...

If the museums interest you, you should also consider the Art Institute of Chicago. Take a one hour highlights tour. I second the Gino's East recommendation for pizza. The Rosebud is a good...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-25-2013, 08:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,241
Posted By blackfriar
I just put mine up for the winter last Friday. ...

I just put mine up for the winter last Friday. It is my second winter with it, and I did the same as last year. I put in the StaBil and ran it for about five minutes. I put it on the center stand...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-27-2013, 03:35 PM
Replies: 822
Views: 63,815
Posted By blackfriar
I rode about 300 cold, windy miles yesterday and...

I rode about 300 cold, windy miles yesterday and grabbed 5 Rustic Roads. It was mostly paved, but did ride some gravel and dirt.
RR82...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-28-2013, 02:19 PM
Replies: 822
Views: 63,815
Posted By blackfriar
I got the two in Outagamie County over the past...

I got the two in Outagamie County over the past couple of weeks.

http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o3/stratfxdl/R53_zps9c592788.jpg
RR53

...
Forum: Equipment 09-20-2013, 09:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,389
Posted By blackfriar
Plus one on Tourmaster. I've got about 20,000...

Plus one on Tourmaster. I've got about 20,000 miles on a Transition 2 and it has performed well in all weather. I think the T3 is out now.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-18-2013, 11:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,837
Posted By blackfriar
Maybe I am wrong, but that does not look like the...

Maybe I am wrong, but that does not look like the stock seat to me. If not, what is it and how do you like it?
Forum: GS Boxers 09-02-2013, 07:50 PM
Replies: 4,267
Views: 638,644
Posted By blackfriar
I changed the oil and filter on my GSA.

I changed the oil and filter on my GSA.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-16-2013, 06:41 PM
Replies: 822
Views: 63,815
Posted By blackfriar
I had not gotten around to any Rustic Road riding...

I had not gotten around to any Rustic Road riding this summer until today. I went up to Marinette County and grabbed all three.

R32...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-01-2013, 07:45 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,021
Posted By blackfriar
I will be just getting home from Colorado, but I...

I will be just getting home from Colorado, but I want to get down there next year.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-30-2013, 09:53 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,926
Posted By blackfriar
We're going to ride around the Black Hills...

We're going to ride around the Black Hills tomorrow. I am not sure of the route back to WI, but will keep your idea in mind.

Just heard another B1; the sound of freedom.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-30-2013, 07:42 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,926
Posted By blackfriar
We had a great ride today. We rode 14 to 71...

We had a great ride today. We rode 14 to 71 north and had a good breakfast at the Log Cabin in Gering. Then we went up on the Scottsbluff Monument. It was a clear day so I could see Chimney Rock,...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-29-2013, 08:44 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,926
Posted By blackfriar
Thanks for the information guys. I am especially...

Thanks for the information guys. I am especially glad to hear about Carhenge. I have heard about it, but did not realize we would be so close. We will head up 385 after visiting Chimney Rock. We...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-28-2013, 08:05 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,926
Posted By blackfriar
I am in Fort Collins and will visit RM NP...

I am in Fort Collins and will visit RM NP tomorrow. I am heading back to WI through the Black Hills. I want to visit Scottsbluff and Chimney Rock on the way to SD. Any route ideas or other things...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-28-2013, 07:52 PM
Replies: 5,714
Views: 317,191
Posted By blackfriar
Tallguy, I can't recommend any restaurants, but...

Tallguy, I can't recommend any restaurants, but if you drive highway 26 don't speed in Wild Rose!
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