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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-09-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,175
Posted By BruceI
Keep the Wee you have and buy the Ural.

Keep the Wee you have and buy the Ural.
Forum: Equipment 09-02-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,280
Posted By BruceI
Have a heated seat that I used once. Didn't...

Have a heated seat that I used once. Didn't really seem necessary. Love the heated grips! At first the wife loved the heated seat. Later she commented that it wasn't all that great if you used...
Forum: Equipment 09-02-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,381
Posted By BruceI
I've had a couple pairs of Rainman pants from...

I've had a couple pairs of Rainman pants from First Gear and have been very happy with them. Not sure if they will be long enough for you, but worth a look.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-28-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,602
Posted By BruceI
My Victory XCT doesn't have a fork / steering...

My Victory XCT doesn't have a fork / steering lock, so that's not something I have to deal with. I have a cable and lock that I can use to lock my jacket and helmet. Don't use that too often, but...
Forum: Face plant 07-12-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 14,826
Posted By BruceI
I've hit two. First one on a narrow road with...

I've hit two. First one on a narrow road with brush grown up right to the edges. Just saw a flash as a deer came from the right and appeared to stumble as it hit low on the right fork. Riding a...
Forum: Face plant 05-12-2014, 05:13 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,415
Posted By BruceI
Two camera angles? Looks to me like you...

Two camera angles? Looks to me like you intentionally ran into the truck. Hoping for a big insurance settlement were you? I would hope anyone seeing the video would side with the truck. ...
Forum: Road warriors 03-18-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,833
Posted By BruceI
Rode my 84 Venture 85,000 miles and think the...

Rode my 84 Venture 85,000 miles and think the guys you know must have issues, just can't believe the Ventures were at fault. Rode my 2000 86,000, my 2005 64,000 and have just over 100,000 on my...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-26-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,921
Posted By BruceI
Just park in the lot. I have a half cover I...

Just park in the lot. I have a half cover I throw on. That will discourage people for sitting on it or playing with all those buttons. Oh yea, use the fork lock. I have a Victory XCT which...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-22-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 10,076
Posted By BruceI
Planning?? I usually leave home with some sort...

Planning?? I usually leave home with some sort of plan.... Alaska, Newfoundland, New Mexico, lunch..... Never been much of a planner beyond a basic destination. Having to make a ferry reservation...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-21-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 10,076
Posted By BruceI
This may seem strange, but for me the hard part...

This may seem strange, but for me the hard part seems to be finding a place to spend the night. Longest trip 37 days. Got tired of looking for a place to camp every night. Even on some extended...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-11-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 8,285
Posted By BruceI
Everyone has a camera and an axe to grind.

Everyone has a camera and an axe to grind.
Forum: Ride reports 02-09-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 136,166
Posted By BruceI
Didn't look like any fun to me. Hope you...

Didn't look like any fun to me. Hope you survive. IMHO you're a fool to get on a bike with him.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-27-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,646
Posted By BruceI
Bigger is better

I'm a road rider and often wish I had a bigger tank. Don't really like the interstate, but find myself riding them from time to time. Crossing the great plains bucking a strong head wind with the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-12-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 8,759
Posted By BruceI
I guess I'm well past the mature category. ...

I guess I'm well past the mature category. Twenty-six college educated, living with your parents and girlfriend for several years? A bike shouldn't be a priority right now. Life can be hard.
Forum: Face plant 01-01-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,368
Posted By BruceI
I wondered about that too. It almost looked like...

I wondered about that too. It almost looked like he had moved to the center line preparing to threat the needle. Also wondered how distracting filming and providing all the commentary is. At any...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-10-2013, 05:29 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,499
Posted By BruceI
I have never purchased an extended warranty. ...

I have never purchased an extended warranty. When I encounter a pushy salesman who tries to convince me the product he is selling needs and extended warranty, I tell them I'm nervous about buying a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-06-2013, 03:19 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 19,635
Posted By BruceI
Nicely said! :clap

Nicely said! :clap
Forum: Face plant 10-09-2013, 06:03 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,060
Posted By BruceI
I too was cringing the whole time wondering why...

I too was cringing the whole time wondering why anyone would ride so close to the right hand edge of the road.
Forum: Road warriors 09-30-2013, 06:20 PM
Replies: 1,562
Views: 182,141
Posted By BruceI
Mies Outland in Watkins, MN Indian demos October...

Mies Outland in Watkins, MN Indian demos October 4,5, & 6
Forum: Road warriors 09-17-2013, 06:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,808
Posted By BruceI
Royal Star Venture

Had a 2000 Venture for 86,000 miles, 2005 for 64,000 miles, still have my 2008 with 101,000 miles (kept as a second bike when I bought a 2012 Victory XCT). Very few problems with the Ventures. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-06-2013, 05:30 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 10,054
Posted By BruceI
I've been seeing a lot of riders with bandanas...

I've been seeing a lot of riders with bandanas tied over their faces lately, others with masks on. Seems like a very poor fashion statement to me. Right up there with crotchless leather pants that...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-03-2013, 05:53 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 15,885
Posted By BruceI
1973 was the first of the Z1s, I had serial #...

1973 was the first of the Z1s, I had serial # 3707. I agree the Z1 dominated that era.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-13-2013, 09:51 AM
Replies: 3,546
Views: 599,591
Posted By BruceI
Spot link to Iphone?

New to Iphone, have had a Spot since 2009. Wondering if there is an app the equivalent to a bookmark that would allow my wife to check my location on her phone instead of a computer. Not sure what...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-31-2013, 08:58 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,788
Posted By BruceI
2009 Minnesota to Alaska. 37 days 13,424 miles.

2009 Minnesota to Alaska. 37 days 13,424 miles.
Forum: Ride reports 11-23-2012, 05:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,561
Posted By BruceI
Too long didn't read. Nice pics of the canyon. ...

Too long didn't read. Nice pics of the canyon. Maybe after I retire I'll read the report and find out just where that canyon is!
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-19-2012, 08:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,674
Posted By BruceI
My wallet is on a chain. No I'm not a real...

My wallet is on a chain. No I'm not a real pirate, just have the wallet. When traveling I carry a money clip/credit card holder in a front pocket of my jeans. Between the cash on the clip and the...
Forum: Equipment 06-17-2012, 07:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,206
Posted By BruceI
I have an original Spot tracker that I purchased...

I have an original Spot tracker that I purchased in 2009 for a solo trip to Alaska. My wife loves the tracking feature. I've been averaging over 20,000 miles a year on the bike, most of the time...
Forum: Road warriors 12-28-2011, 05:15 PM
Replies: 2,094
Views: 301,956
Posted By BruceI
I know where the kill switch is, I understood his...

I know where the kill switch is, I understood his message to mean that he shut the ignition switch off. If they insist on putting the ignition switch on a side cover, it would be nice if they would...
Forum: Road warriors 12-28-2011, 02:26 PM
Replies: 2,094
Views: 301,956
Posted By BruceI
Can you reach the switch with your right hand? ...

Can you reach the switch with your right hand? Or are you shifting into neutral every time you park the bike?
Forum: Road warriors 12-28-2011, 06:45 AM
Replies: 2,094
Views: 301,956
Posted By BruceI
Using the kill switch every time I stop just...

Using the kill switch every time I stop just seems like an unnecessary extra step. As the stand has to be deployed anyway, it just seems logical to include a kill switch. I've been riding over 40...
Forum: Road warriors 12-27-2011, 08:06 PM
Replies: 2,094
Views: 301,956
Posted By BruceI
2012 Cross Country Tour

I've been looking at a 2012 Cross Country. I've been a little concerned by the number of reports I've seen of broken clutch cables. Disappointing that they don't have a hydraulic clutch. I'm also...
Forum: Road warriors 08-31-2011, 08:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,174
Posted By BruceI
The second gear issue affected the 1983 through...

The second gear issue affected the 1983 through early 1985 models. I had a 1984 that I purchased new in 1988. It started poping out of second with sixty some thousand miles on it. When I sold the...
Forum: Road warriors 07-25-2011, 05:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,240
Posted By BruceI
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2643/3825782343_b56...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2643/3825782343_b56213b259.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/westivy/3825782343/)
Old photo, but still a favorite. This is my 2008 Venture that now has 80,000 miles...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-25-2011, 07:19 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 10,514
Posted By BruceI
I was thinking the same thing....but I'm 58!

I was thinking the same thing....but I'm 58!
Forum: Equipment 03-15-2011, 10:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,868
Posted By BruceI
Tents

I've been traveling solo with a Eureka Mountain Pass 4XT (now discontinued). I love the room! 7'6" X 8'6" That may be overkill, but after a long day in the rain it is nice to be able to spread out...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-10-2011, 03:04 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,703
Posted By BruceI
22,000 last year, 27,000 in 2009, and 17,000 in...

22,000 last year, 27,000 in 2009, and 17,000 in 2008. My bike will be three years old in the spring as has 66,000 miles. The previous bike did 62,000 in three years. As with any addiction this is...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-02-2010, 07:11 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 21,074
Posted By BruceI
Am I the only one whose noticed how trashy those...

Am I the only one whose noticed how trashy those shoes make them look? What ever happened to Crocks anyway?
Forum: Road warriors 07-01-2010, 03:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,826
Posted By BruceI
Never had a Royal Star tour deluxe. But have...

Never had a Royal Star tour deluxe. But have ridden 287,000 miles on four Ventures that I've owned. I obviously think their a great bike. There is also a Web base club called the Venturers that...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-12-2010, 05:37 AM
Replies: 859
Views: 170,915
Posted By BruceI
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3098/2873915838_d74...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3098/2873915838_d743f8495a.jpg (http://www.advrider.com/forums/%3Ca%20href=)

Didn't get the bike in this shot....
Forum: The Garage 02-04-2010, 07:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,679
Posted By BruceI
Doesn't look too handy for those of us a few...

Doesn't look too handy for those of us a few hours from a dealer. Is the service interval still 6,000 miles?
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