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Forum: Road warriors 08-29-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 26,756
Posted By boatpuller
I've Iron Butted on the Cop seat, and it's...

I've Iron Butted on the Cop seat, and it's fantastic. But the wife didn't like the Mustang seat for long distance. Here's what I did to make us both happy:

Bought a used UC seat off eBay,...
Forum: Road warriors 08-12-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,377
Posted By boatpuller
Do you know what year/engine you rented? I agree...

Do you know what year/engine you rented? I agree some of them were pretty blah, but the current crop is greatly improved. Not saying they are as fun as a Sportster, just wondering if you formed...
Forum: Road warriors 08-12-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,713
Posted By boatpuller
x2. And I was looking forward to the new RG as a...

x2. And I was looking forward to the new RG as a possible next motorcycle. Not so much now.

For some reason, I keep thinking of this when I see the new Road Glide:
Forum: Road warriors 08-11-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 4,590
Views: 831,057
Posted By boatpuller
Sarah: Glad you are home now. I was about to...

Sarah: Glad you are home now. I was about to ask if you were still in CO hospital, as the Iron Butt Assoc is having a conference there next week which I'm attending, and with your permission, you'd...
Forum: Ride reports 08-11-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,523
Posted By boatpuller
My first thoughts when seeing the pic of the...

My first thoughts when seeing the pic of the bikes on the trailer were: They're shipping them like that?!!! On the kick stands? With no wheel chocks? From TX to WA state?!!! The trailer looks...
Forum: Ride reports 08-11-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,687
Posted By boatpuller
In! I love RR by visitors to the U.S. It's...

In! I love RR by visitors to the U.S. It's always interesting to see our country through others' eyes.
Forum: Ride reports 08-10-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 42,929
Posted By boatpuller
How disappointing. This has been an epic ride so...

How disappointing. This has been an epic ride so far. Much bigger than what most people even consider attempting. He should be proud of what he'd done, not disappointed in what was left undone,...
Forum: Ride reports 08-10-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 14,303
Posted By boatpuller
Small world isn't it? I live in Chesterfield MO,...

Small world isn't it? I live in Chesterfield MO, which is on the west side of St. Louis, not too many miles from O'Fallon, MO. Just to make things confusing, there is also an O'Fallon, IL that is...
Forum: Road warriors 08-08-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 4,590
Views: 831,057
Posted By boatpuller
Might just be me, but the back wheel looks...

Might just be me, but the back wheel looks smaller than the front. I'm not convinced they are the same diameter.
Forum: Ride reports 08-08-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 14,303
Posted By boatpuller
If you need any local help in St. Louis, feel...

If you need any local help in St. Louis, feel free to look me up. I'm also on the tent space list.

Have a great trip.
Forum: Ride reports 08-07-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,247
Posted By boatpuller
No, you should not be worried. Work with Nate to...

No, you should not be worried. Work with Nate to id little annoyances on his motorcycle now, because they will become major pains at the end of a long day. And, maybe you should take your son on a...
Forum: Ride reports 08-07-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,625
Posted By boatpuller
What he said! Thanks for a great RR.

What he said! Thanks for a great RR.
Forum: Ride reports 08-07-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 10,921
Posted By boatpuller
Nice report, thanks for sharing it. Many...

Nice report, thanks for sharing it.

Many of us have wives that enjoy riding and touring, but not the long ride to get there. They fly out to the area, and we ride out and pick them up at the...
Forum: Ride reports 08-07-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 42,929
Posted By boatpuller
Yes they do! We had our first tent space guest...

Yes they do! We had our first tent space guest this summer, and he said of the three different ones he used on the trip, he was the first guest at all of them. Great interesting guy, and the...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-04-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,127
Posted By boatpuller
The XR1200 had pegs more under the hips, but not...

The XR1200 had pegs more under the hips, but not quite rear sets to my thinking. Presume you can still buy these from HD.

Understand that some KTM triple trees can be a direct bolt-on to a...
Forum: Road warriors 08-03-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,992
Posted By boatpuller
That is one heck of an interesting idea. After...

That is one heck of an interesting idea. After looking closely at one at Moon Shine, I'm impressed. After riding a friend's brother's 250 scooter, I found it a blast to ride. Some of the most fun...
Forum: Road warriors 08-03-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,992
Posted By boatpuller
The Vision is a nice motorcycle. But comparing a...

The Vision is a nice motorcycle. But comparing a 2013 Vision to a 2004 HD UC is not a fair comparison. HD has done such impressive improvements in both engine and frame since then.
Forum: Road warriors 07-31-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,992
Posted By boatpuller
Hope someone can answer, but how is the Super...

Hope someone can answer, but how is the Super Tenere for back seat comfort? Susposed to be a lot of fun on the street with usable power from the get go, plus it is quite different from your HD.
Forum: Road warriors 07-24-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,904
Posted By boatpuller
That 06 is now 8 years old. I thought only...

That 06 is now 8 years old. I thought only little town departments used equipment that old. The State Troopers usually get newer stuff, don't they?

And, I can understand both the car (which...
Forum: Road warriors 07-24-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 11,771
Posted By boatpuller
While you said similar comments to AriderX, you...

While you said similar comments to AriderX, you did so in a much friendlier, less adversarial manner. Thanks for that.

You may be right about different body types and motorcycle types. If the...
Forum: Road warriors 07-24-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 11,771
Posted By boatpuller
AriderX, You sentence structure is good, so I...

AriderX, You sentence structure is good, so I presume English is either your first language, or you studied hard to learn it. Too bad you didn't put much effort into reading comprehension. If you...
Forum: Road warriors 07-23-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 975
Posted By boatpuller
Three of us. Quiet with a good bass note would...

Three of us. Quiet with a good bass note would be best.
Forum: Road warriors 07-23-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 11,771
Posted By boatpuller
What you call "aesthetic" many of us call...

What you call "aesthetic" many of us call comfort, as in all day long comfort. Humans just were not made to have our knees bent tight for hours and hours and hours.

But, if that's what you...
Forum: Road warriors 07-21-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 18,692
Posted By boatpuller
Best is Russell Day Long Saddle, custom made for...

Best is Russell Day Long Saddle, custom made for me and my motorcycle. Looks as pretty as a 1940's tractor seat in the morning, but Cindy Crawford beautiful at the end of the riding day. Honorable...
Forum: Road warriors 07-21-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 13,060
Posted By boatpuller
Old Lion: Don't forget that you can just replace...

Old Lion: Don't forget that you can just replace the spring loaded cam tensioners with the original type; you don't have to upgrade to the hydraulic tensioners. This will keep you parts cost quite...
Forum: Road warriors 07-21-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 975
Posted By boatpuller
While you may be able to reuse the old gaskets,...

While you may be able to reuse the old gaskets, why? They are inexpensive, and part of what makes them work is the "custom crushing" they get when the head pipes are torqued down. You make need a...
Forum: Road warriors 07-21-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 11,771
Posted By boatpuller
Well then, make sure you don't get a "jap bike"...

Well then, make sure you don't get a "jap bike" with valves that need adjusting, or throttle bodies that need synced, or air filters that require removal of the gas tank....
Forum: Road warriors 07-21-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 11,771
Posted By boatpuller
U sher its knot "Drop the y and add ies"? ...

U sher its knot "Drop the y and add ies"?

Or, maybe its a contraction for "Harley is"?

BTW, there are several grammatical and speeling airs in this post; how many can you find?
Forum: Road warriors 07-20-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 377
Views: 40,475
Posted By boatpuller
Hyena: Welcome to the Harley family. It was...

Hyena: Welcome to the Harley family. It was nice to read your objective story of how you open-mindedly tried a Harley, and discovered they are a real motorcycle, not just a silly lifestyle.

...
Forum: Road warriors 07-20-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 11,771
Posted By boatpuller
Really enjoy Harley's, but am amused/embarrassed/...

Really enjoy Harley's, but am amused/embarrassed/ bewildered by the stereotypical Harley rider. I also like most all motorcycles, and if Honda works for you, please go enjoy one. They make a good...
Forum: Trip Planning 07-15-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 1,017
Views: 540,959
Posted By boatpuller
We hosted a rider last week due to this tent...

We hosted a rider last week due to this tent space thread, and it was a good experience. Hope we get to do it again.
Forum: Ride reports 07-12-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,356
Posted By boatpuller
For a second I thought you'd crashed the loaner...

For a second I thought you'd crashed the loaner bike, and after your awful couple of days was really feeling sorry for you.
Forum: Ride reports 07-12-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,878
Posted By boatpuller
A Sporty to AK?! Good for you. You bet I'm in.

A Sporty to AK?! Good for you. You bet I'm in.
Forum: Equipment 07-10-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,016
Posted By boatpuller
DonM, you have a PM.

DonM, you have a PM.
Forum: Equipment 07-10-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,985
Posted By boatpuller
X2 But, you didn't mention one important...

X2

But, you didn't mention one important part: The eVent material acts as a one-way valve, so you can squeeze the air out, and it stays out, much as a vacuum bag. So, you can greatly reduce...
Forum: Ride reports 07-10-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,332
Posted By boatpuller
Yes, there are many good road atlases, and you...

Yes, there are many good road atlases, and you should have no trouble finding one at a book store, or state maps at many gas stations.

For GPS, there are many motorcycle-specific ones that are...
Forum: Ride reports 07-10-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,666
Posted By boatpuller
In, though with the reliable reputation of...

In, though with the reliable reputation of Italian motorcycles, and all the time you've spent dialing this particular bike in, it's surely going to be an uneventful ride.
Forum: Ride reports 07-09-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 42,929
Posted By boatpuller
Simple things first: Check the battery terminal...

Simple things first: Check the battery terminal ends for good clean tight connections. Also check same cable at the starter too. That is often the problem with the symptoms you describe. Other...
Forum: Ride reports 07-09-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,332
Posted By boatpuller
Sounds like a wonderful trip. But, your timing...

Sounds like a wonderful trip. But, your timing may be a problem if heat and humidity are an issue to you.

August is the hottest month in the US, and you're going through some of the hottest...
Forum: Ride reports 07-08-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 42,929
Posted By boatpuller
My last RR, I typed everything in a word...

My last RR, I typed everything in a word processer, and then copy and pasted it onto the internet site. The WP has better saving and protecting your work than internet sites do. It's something for...
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