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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-16-2015, 06:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 456
Posted By MHaz01
RIP Junior Sprecher - Slimey Crud Bar Owner

Edwin "Junior" Sprecher owned Sprecher's Bar in Leland, Wisconsin, at the north end of the Slimey Crud Run. He passed away earlier this month at age 88.

Here is a link to a wonderful obituary....
Forum: Road warriors 04-07-2015, 02:51 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,972
Posted By MHaz01
The first graph PREDICTS the percentage of each...

The first graph PREDICTS the percentage of each make that will need a repair in the first four years of ownership.

There's a lot of wiggle room in that. For example, is the data normed for number...
Forum: Road warriors 03-29-2015, 06:43 AM
Replies: 1,533
Views: 338,096
Posted By MHaz01
Hey Otis - I remember meeting you at Rockerbox in...

Hey Otis - I remember meeting you at Rockerbox in Milwaukee a few years ago when you were in our area for a "take kids riding" event. Beautiful rig!

My K-Bike? I owned a K1200LT for a few years,...
Forum: Road warriors 03-10-2015, 05:30 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,419
Posted By MHaz01
Having ridden the Vic and the HD, I'd buy an...

Having ridden the Vic and the HD, I'd buy an Indian (which I have also ridden). The Indian is the best of the three bikes, in my opinion.
Forum: Road warriors 01-28-2015, 06:26 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,311
Posted By MHaz01
The GL1800 would be an ideal platform for a DCT. ...

The GL1800 would be an ideal platform for a DCT. I'd buy one, that's for sure.
Forum: Road warriors 12-29-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,700
Posted By MHaz01
I do this really weird thing with the oil I use...

I do this really weird thing with the oil I use in my motorcycles.

I use the oil recommended by the engineers who designed and tested the engine.

I know, I know, I should be permanently...
Forum: Road warriors 12-19-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 2,226
Views: 336,681
Posted By MHaz01
Victory dealer selling new 2013 models for up to...

Victory dealer selling new 2013 models for up to $6000 below MSRP.

http://www.actionps.com/default.asp?page=xNewInventory&s=Price&d=A#page=xNewInventory&make=victory&d=on&t=new

FYI, in case you...
Forum: Road warriors 11-15-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 985
Views: 205,621
Posted By MHaz01
Vicster, It was the most frustrating...

Vicster,

It was the most frustrating experience I've ever had with a motorcycle. I really liked the XCT, but couldn't get it right. The Vic Shop couldn't cure the vibrations. A Madstad...
Forum: Road warriors 11-13-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 985
Views: 205,621
Posted By MHaz01
2013 Victory Cross Country Tour. Plenty of...

2013 Victory Cross Country Tour. Plenty of power, great luggage capacity, easy to maintain, but.......

Horrible aerodynamics. Several aftermarket windshields could not eliminate head buffeting. ...
Forum: Road warriors 11-06-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 11,602
Posted By MHaz01
I previously owned a BMW K1200LT, and now own a...

I previously owned a BMW K1200LT, and now own a BMW K1600GTL. Both are excellent touring bikes.

I put 50,000 hard, two-up miles on the LT without any mechanical issues. The GTL has only 6,00...
Forum: Road warriors 10-15-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 2,226
Views: 336,681
Posted By MHaz01
Road & Track has published an article about...

Road & Track has published an article about darksiding. The article is surprisingly unbiased, and an interesting read.

Some of the comments after the article, however are from bizarro land.
...
Forum: Road warriors 10-15-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,687
Posted By MHaz01
The only time you see this much bitching on a...

The only time you see this much bitching on a Goldwing forum is when a ride leader picks an ice cream shop people have already been to.

Maybe it's just me, but if I thought a particular brand of...
Forum: Road warriors 10-12-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,685
Posted By MHaz01
@1LIFE2LIVE: I did the Aerostream full monty...

@1LIFE2LIVE:

I did the Aerostream full monty on my GTL last month. The buffeting has been greatly reduced, but not eliminated. Passenger reports much better riding conditions. There is some...
Forum: Road warriors 10-10-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,369
Posted By MHaz01
Because I can. Period.

Because I can.

Period.
Forum: Road warriors 09-30-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,685
Posted By MHaz01
The goofy extra step in the oil change process is...

The goofy extra step in the oil change process is because the K1600 engine is a dry sump unit.

There is a lot to like about it. It really is a technological marvel, especially the electronics and...
Forum: Road warriors 09-30-2014, 04:09 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,685
Posted By MHaz01
The K1600 forum has some very helpful maintenance...

The K1600 forum has some very helpful maintenance videos, including an oil change video. Ther are a few extra steps in the oil change process, but they are simple to do,
Forum: Road warriors 09-25-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,685
Posted By MHaz01
Hey, yes it was a maroon Vic (actually Sunset...

Hey, yes it was a maroon Vic (actually Sunset Red, according to Polaris), and I traded with the Milwaukee BMW dealer for a GTL.
Forum: Road warriors 09-24-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,685
Posted By MHaz01
I sold a Vivtory Cross Country Tour. I really...

I sold a Vivtory Cross Country Tour. I really liked the Vic, but despite trying everything short of buying an aftermarket suspension, my wife and I could not get it to ride smoothly on bumpy roads.
Forum: Road warriors 09-24-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,685
Posted By MHaz01
The K1600GT and K1600GTL Thread

I brought home a K1600GTL last week. Since I couldn't find a K1600 Thread in Road Warriors, I am starting this one.

I sold my v-twin bagger to buy the K1600. The past few days have been perfect...
Forum: Road warriors 09-21-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,981
Posted By MHaz01
I like the mellow sound of a motorcycle engine. ...

I like the mellow sound of a motorcycle engine. What I don't like is the noise made by what are essentially straight pipes on v-twins and I-4s. Living near the city HD calls home, there are an...
Forum: Road warriors 09-19-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 2,226
Views: 336,681
Posted By MHaz01
The 2013 XCT that I mentioned was for sale a few...

The 2013 XCT that I mentioned was for sale a few weeks back has been sold.

I brought home a nice BMW K1600GTL this afternoon, and look forward to many more happy miles.
Forum: Road warriors 09-13-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,587
Posted By MHaz01
Wicked The Goldwing will be upgraded to Paltinumwing.

The Goldwing will be upgraded to Paltinumwing.
Forum: Road warriors 09-08-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,780
Posted By MHaz01
Three more things. Brakes The Harley has...

Three more things.

Brakes
The Harley has the best brakes, by a long shot. While the Roadmaster's brakes are okay, the stopping distance is too long. Not sure if it's simply having the wrong...
Forum: Road warriors 09-08-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,780
Posted By MHaz01
While I'm waiting for the Indian Roadmaster to...

While I'm waiting for the Indian Roadmaster to arrive in dealer showrooms later this year, I'm riding other comparable motorcycles so I can make an accurate comparison. Today I rented an 2014 Ultra...
Forum: Road warriors 09-01-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 1,381
Views: 251,206
Posted By MHaz01
Lurker here. Currently riding a Victory that I...

Lurker here. Currently riding a Victory that I like, but I'd prefer a lighter bike. 85% of my riding is two-up, long distance.

Would those here who use their RTs for two-up touring mind...
Forum: Road warriors 08-31-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 2,226
Views: 336,681
Posted By MHaz01
I have reluctantly decided to sell my 2013 Cross...

I have reluctantly decided to sell my 2013 Cross Country Tour. I'm 66, and the XCT is a bit too heavy for me to safely operate. Should you know of anyone looking for a well-sorted XCT, I'd...
Forum: Road warriors 08-31-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,780
Posted By MHaz01
You are right about the Road Glide price. The...

You are right about the Road Glide price. The comparison should be made with the Electra Glide Ultra Classic, which has a top case and lowers as does the Roadmaster. The base price for an EGUC is...
Forum: Road warriors 08-29-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,780
Posted By MHaz01
The price is an issue, isn't it? The big touring...

The price is an issue, isn't it? The big touring bikes all sticker above $25,000. That includes the Roadmaster, the HD Ultras, the Goldwing, and the BMW K1600GTL.
Forum: Road warriors 08-27-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,780
Posted By MHaz01
2015 Indian Roadmaster Thread

An Indian dealer sent me an email inviting me to an Indian demo day. The deal was that I could ride any Indian motorcycle I wanted, as often as I wanted, provided I lined up like everyone else. ...
Forum: Road warriors 08-25-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,769
Posted By MHaz01
My wife and I rode to Alaska on our BMW K1200LT. ...

My wife and I rode to Alaska on our BMW K1200LT. Total trip mileage from home and back was about 14,000. We visited Homer, Seward, Anchorage, Denali, Fairbanks, Coldfoot, and Deadhorse, along with...
Forum: Road warriors 07-31-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 11,602
Posted By MHaz01
My touring bike sequence over the last decade has...

My touring bike sequence over the last decade has been: Harley, Gold Wing, BMW K1200LT, Victory Cross Country Tour. Rack had its good points and bad points.

The CCT has been a very pleasant...
Forum: Road warriors 07-28-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 2,614
Views: 311,433
Posted By MHaz01
Don't lose sight of Harley's big picture. These...

Don't lose sight of Harley's big picture. These bikes were primarily designed to be sold in Asia - where they are manufactured - and secondarily in the US. They may not appeal to Americans, but...
Forum: Road warriors 07-20-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 2,226
Views: 336,681
Posted By MHaz01
Is the nerf bat standing next to your bike for...

Is the nerf bat standing next to your bike for use on those who argue about your tire choice? :evil
Forum: Road warriors 07-17-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 2,226
Views: 336,681
Posted By MHaz01
Rear Shock Air Pressure

XCT riders - how much air pressure do you run in the rear shock?

The handy chart affixed to the inside of the saddlebag lists pressure amounts that seem (to me) to be too high for comfort. I run...
Forum: Road warriors 07-07-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,658
Posted By MHaz01
Perhaps I should have typed that using the humor...

Perhaps I should have typed that using the humor font. It would have been more obvious that way.
Forum: Road warriors 07-03-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,658
Posted By MHaz01
The problem with upside down forks is that in...

The problem with upside down forks is that in order to work effectively, the front wheel must also be mounted upside down. Racing teams handle this problem as a routine matter, but dealers may not...
Forum: Road warriors 06-28-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 2,226
Views: 336,681
Posted By MHaz01
Just a guess, but I'll bet there's a typo. Price...

Just a guess, but I'll bet there's a typo. Price is more likely to be $16,000 or $15,400.
Forum: Road warriors 06-23-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 2,226
Views: 336,681
Posted By MHaz01
Andy, Good to hear that there will be a dyno...

Andy,

Good to hear that there will be a dyno room nearer then the Vic Shop, west of Des Moines.

About that "built" Victory.....I have a 2013 XCT that has an aftermarket air intake, Lloydz...
Forum: Road warriors 06-21-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 2,226
Views: 336,681
Posted By MHaz01
Steve, That is AWESOME! Congratulations on...

Steve, That is AWESOME! Congratulations on another Iron Butt accomplishment.

I swear, someday we'll see photos of you installing tundra tires and a parachute on you Vision in preparation for a...
Forum: Road warriors 06-20-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 559
Views: 53,380
Posted By MHaz01
I wonder how they got an electric motor to rock...

I wonder how they got an electric motor to rock fore and aft at idle?
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