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Forum: Road warriors 07-16-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 1,966
Views: 259,414
Posted By reid4130
CCT has a $2500 rebate on it in Canada this...

CCT has a $2500 rebate on it in Canada this month/ :deal
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-06-2010, 11:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 634
Posted By reid4130
Thanks for the info - I'll check into those shops

Thanks for the info - I'll check into those shops
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-01-2010, 08:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 634
Posted By reid4130
Triumph mechanic in Chicago

Chicago area riders-

I moved to the area last year from DC and am overdue on a valve adjustment for my 99 Speed Triple. Any recommendations on a good mechanic who knows his/her way around...
Forum: Ride reports 06-04-2009, 03:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,534
Posted By reid4130
Yeah I think my next bike will be either a Tiger,...

Yeah I think my next bike will be either a Tiger, Sprint, or FJR. Golden would be sweet but improbable in the near future :cry .
Forum: Ride reports 06-04-2009, 03:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,534
Posted By reid4130
Hey man! Yeah I remember that ride - a good one...

Hey man! Yeah I remember that ride - a good one through WV and VA. I saw Scorch a few months ago but I don't know where he's at nowadays. Still have that GSXR?
Forum: Ride reports 05-29-2009, 12:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,534
Posted By reid4130
Day 11 - LaCrosse, WI to Chicago, IL

I took the back roads from LaCrosse to Madison, but got frustrated with the amount of traffic and slow Wisconsin drivers. Riding out west is so much more fun - smooth roads, little traffic, better...
Forum: Ride reports 05-29-2009, 12:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,534
Posted By reid4130
Day 10 - Wall, SD to LaCrosse, WI

Woke up to cold weather on day 10 and set out to do an early morning tour of the Badlands. The Badlands are awesome...but for some reason I couldn't get too enthused. No coffee and a long day of...
Forum: Ride reports 05-29-2009, 12:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,534
Posted By reid4130
Day 9 - Cody, WY to Wall, SD

I took route 16 east out of Cody and headed through the Bighorn Basin. Beautiful day, a bit windy but nice nonetheless. There's not much going on oustide of Cody so I decided to take a detour off...
Forum: Ride reports 05-28-2009, 02:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,534
Posted By reid4130
Day 8 - Harrison, ID to Cody, WY

Well I woke up to miserable weather...cold, wet and rainy. I had my sights set on Yellowstone so I made myself get out of the tent and get riding towards I-90. Going over the pass was interesting...
Forum: Ride reports 05-28-2009, 01:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,534
Posted By reid4130
The campsite was a bit north of Harrison, ID on...

The campsite was a bit north of Harrison, ID on Lake Coeur D'alene.

Here's a link: ...
Forum: Ride reports 05-28-2009, 10:02 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,534
Posted By reid4130
Day 7 - Helena National Forest, MT to Harrison, ID

Day 7 was the last leg of my westward journey, taking me to the Coeur D'alene area of Idaho. I was pretty sore from the ride out - the Speed Triple's lack of wind protection and high pegs make for a...
Forum: Ride reports 05-28-2009, 09:30 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,534
Posted By reid4130
Day 6 - Gillette, WY to Helena National Forest, MT

I left Gillette and headed west on Route 14 over the Bighorn Mountains. Route 14A was closed so I had to head south towards Greybull - a nice ride but I needed to go north, not south. Route 14 hits...
Forum: Ride reports 05-27-2009, 12:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,534
Posted By reid4130
That's a good setup. I actually had a rock strap...

That's a good setup. I actually had a rock strap let go in Nebraska, didn't find out until I stopped at a gas station and saw a shredded strap hanging off the side. Felt lucky the rear end didn't...
Forum: Ride reports 05-27-2009, 11:55 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,534
Posted By reid4130
Day 5 - Sparks, NE to Gillette, WY

I froze my ass off on night 4 - I guess it gets really cold at night in NE. There was frost all over the bike in the morning. Another lesson learned, and, although the morning was cold, it was also...
Forum: Ride reports 05-27-2009, 11:26 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,534
Posted By reid4130
Day 4 - Grinnell, IA to Sparks, NE

I woke up to a rainy, wet camp. Not alot of fun. Got out of there and headed wast on a state highway. Coffee and a donut for breakfast :puke1 - not great but I talked to a former BMW guy for 30...
Forum: Ride reports 05-27-2009, 11:00 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,534
Posted By reid4130
Day 3 - Vincennes, IN to Grinell, IA

Woke up in Vincennes to clearing weather. headed west on route 50 to Flora, Illinois, talked to some old-timers in McD's about route 50's history then headed north on slab towards Burlington, IA. ...
Forum: Ride reports 05-26-2009, 04:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,534
Posted By reid4130
Day 2

Day 2 – Athens, OH to Vincennes, IN
Went to McD’s for breakfast on day 2, while on the way out I ran into a guy I used to play basketball with in DC. He happened to be in Athens for work, though he...
Forum: Ride reports 05-26-2009, 02:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,534
Posted By reid4130
Day 1

Day 1 - DC - Athens, OH
Any east coaster knows West Virginia has awesome roads…unfortunately I needed to make miles so my initial plan was to follow route 50 east until I got sick of it. I’d miss...
Forum: Ride reports 05-26-2009, 02:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,534
Posted By reid4130
Across the USA and halfway back on a Speed Triple

Hey all –
I’m a longtime lurker on this site and have finally decided to contribute a ride report.

I recently finished business school here in DC and have a job waiting for me in Chicago in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-30-2008, 08:53 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,509
Posted By reid4130
#1- I wouldn't trust another rider in my lane. I...

#1- I wouldn't trust another rider in my lane. I don't know you - for all I know you could be a noob with a brand new r6.

#2- Don't assume the guy you're passing sees you.

#3 - Don't assume...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-19-2008, 10:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 645
Posted By reid4130
Hey man I am doing a ride through West Virginia...

Hey man I am doing a ride through West Virginia and Kentucky this weekend, leaving Thursday. I need to be in Milwaukee Saturday or Sunday, gonna be living there from June-August.

I think I...
Forum: Road warriors 01-15-2008, 05:37 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 14,272
Posted By reid4130
Mine has 62K, Scorch's had 70K before he sold it....

Mine has 62K, Scorch's had 70K before he sold it. :1drink
Forum: Road warriors 01-06-2008, 07:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,845
Posted By reid4130
If you're patient you may be able to find a late...

If you're patient you may be able to find a late 90's early 2000's speed triple for $2800-3800. I got mine for less than that but it had 50K miles on it. Ok for touring if you get a corbin seat, but...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-15-2007, 12:12 PM
Replies: 543
Views: 193,763
Posted By reid4130
:nod http://www.miradtech.com/PC800B.jpg

:nod
http://www.miradtech.com/PC800B.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 09-17-2007, 10:36 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 13,168
Posted By reid4130
here's mine - 60K and still going strong :D . ...

here's mine - 60K and still going strong :D .

http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g240/scorch013/seneca%20rocks/P1150209.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 07-26-2007, 08:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 13,784
Posted By reid4130
Previous rumors (from Triumph) stated that the...

Previous rumors (from Triumph) stated that the tiger 675 was going to be more off-road capable than the 1050...so I think (hope) this photoshop does not reflect reality.
Forum: Road warriors 06-22-2007, 07:00 AM
Replies: 12
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Views: 871
Posted By reid4130
I really like these bikes...was in the market for...

I really like these bikes...was in the market for one a while back.

How does the handling and power compare to an sv650? I know the sv is more of a budget bike, but they both are in same price...
Forum: Road warriors 06-22-2007, 06:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,123
Posted By reid4130
Strange, every Triumph owner I know is damn...

Strange, every Triumph owner I know is damn happy. I know I am as I appoprach 60K on my 955 Speed Triple. :D The new 1050 engine is based on the 955... Your 96 had the older 885 engine - which I've...
Forum: Road warriors 06-20-2007, 06:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,291
Posted By reid4130
Another vote for the Pirelli Diablo Stradas- I...

Another vote for the Pirelli Diablo Stradas- I have them on my speed triple and they are wearing well. :1drink
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-18-2007, 08:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,239
Posted By reid4130
My god this looks like fun :evil

My god this looks like fun :evil
Forum: Road warriors 06-15-2007, 07:47 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 11,507
Posted By reid4130
Count another vote for the 900ss...although I...

Count another vote for the 900ss...although I prefer the half-faired version :tb....anyone got a better pic?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-06-2007, 07:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,108
Posted By reid4130
Sorry man I am out of town Sat/Sun, have fun....

Sorry man I am out of town Sat/Sun, have fun. Next time i should be in. :nod

btw when are you leaving for Europe?
Forum: Ride reports 05-30-2007, 07:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,649
Posted By reid4130
Great pics...made me homesick though :cry

Great pics...made me homesick though :cry
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-25-2007, 12:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 664
Posted By reid4130
So leaving from the Haymarket Sheetz tomorrow...

So leaving from the Haymarket Sheetz tomorrow morning...around when? Returning Sunday evening? I gotta be back in DC on Monday to do some work :cry ...but I am interested in taggin along.
...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-24-2007, 07:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 664
Posted By reid4130
Are y'all leaving Friday or Saturday?

Are y'all leaving Friday or Saturday?
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-24-2007, 07:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,088
Posted By reid4130
That really sucks.:cry I'm guessing you...

That really sucks.:cry

I'm guessing you had it chained? If so what kind of chain were you using? Covered? Are you up in NE?

I'm thinking of adding another layer of defense to my s3.
Forum: Road warriors 05-22-2007, 07:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 818
Posted By reid4130
I'm in DC and I found Bros club/Markel was...

I'm in DC and I found Bros club/Markel was cheapest by far - half the price of Geico. Your results may vary though :deal
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-18-2007, 12:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 850
Posted By reid4130
I commute to work on a road bicycle. Although it...

I commute to work on a road bicycle. Although it is a short commute, there is ample oppoortunity to lane split/run red lights/have an unfortunate event. I find that you have to be very agressive to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-15-2007, 08:58 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,618
Posted By reid4130
6'2" and i ride a 99 speed triple. Not horrible,...

6'2" and i ride a 99 speed triple. Not horrible, but my legs are a bit folded up - with the stock dirtbike-style bars I sit with a slight lean. Not perfect but a speed tiple is a decent option for...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-15-2007, 08:42 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,261
Posted By reid4130
Scorch when are you planning on going? :ear I'd...

Scorch when are you planning on going? :ear I'd be interested in weather considerations. Mexico is a ride on my list - been there once...I'd echo previous sentiments, I did a (non-riding) trip to...
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