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Off Road Poker Run Update

by The Prez

Got the course laid out this afternoon! 2.6 miles. We changed things up a bit this year...took out the dreaded rock hill. Not to worry...it has been replaced with other challenges!

Posted on Apr 21, 2012, 9:29 PM
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I'm ready?

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I'll be following the pack.All you fast guys, wave and honk as you lap me. See you there!

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Posted on Apr 22, 2012, 7:40 AM
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Grand Tour 2-UP Riders

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I've had a couple questions about 2-Up riders

You have two entries, each of you has a "Rider Number" & Flag. When riding two-up (Only one bike) one of you needs to be in the picture with both flags, bike & town name. In other words, if you go out by yourself, only your flag, bike & town name needs to be in the picture. When you take your Pillon along, one of you, along with both flags, bike & town name needs to be in the picture.

If you each get the minimum 25 locations, you will both qualify for a Finishers T-Shirt and raffle drawings.


Sleddog


Posted on Apr 21, 2012, 7:30 AM
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Speedo check

by Don Q

Will anyone be bringing a GPS to the offroad? Would like to check speedo error on the XL.Thanks

Posted on Apr 21, 2012, 6:08 AM
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Re: Speedo check

by LSGIANT

I will mine there so will Joane if you have a ram ball mount we should be good to go

Posted on Apr 21, 2012, 9:50 AM
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Go Pro cameras!!

by Lunatic

I'm hoping a bunch of people have video cameras on board this year and can post the videos to youtube. I LOVE seeing those the rest of the year.

Posted on Apr 21, 2012, 5:26 PM
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JAIL BREAK!!!!!!!!!

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The stars have aligned, we both have 2 days off, and the wife has given me the green light!!!!
Soooo Lapchik (not my wife happy.gif ) and I are going to attempt a SS1000 at 9am tomorrow morning. Just a simple interstate loop nothing fancy. 1061 miles.


[IMG][linked image][/IMG]

my spot tracker link

http://share.findmespot.com/shared/faces/viewspots.jsp?glId=0R06tdR8XuGkkogtcksjuRSzJbRnPu4l2

Hope the weather holds and were not wearing rain gear all day!!!

Posted on Apr 21, 2012, 12:02 AM
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My SPOT

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http://share.findmespot.com/shared/faces/viewspots.jsp?glId=0dvnFXRWzA4OqOgquVFQW6e03veqzKmEh

Top Gear rules: small issues that are fixed in ten minutes or less, other guy helps.
Can't fix easily: see ya later, sucker!

Posted on Apr 21, 2012, 12:44 AM
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They're off

by Farmer

And it looks like they will get wet when they turn east.

Farmer

Posted on Apr 21, 2012, 9:49 AM
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Yup

by Lapchik

And even wetter going back west

Posted on Apr 22, 2012, 9:41 AM
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the tracker stopped at post 50?

by fotoguzzi

when I open the tracker it says your still near Lemar?

Posted on Apr 22, 2012, 11:09 AM
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Yes.

by Lapchik

I live just North of LeMars.

Posted on Apr 22, 2012, 5:04 PM
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mine also

by

Mine stopped south Sioux City? Don't know what happened?

Posted on Apr 22, 2012, 6:07 PM
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Re: JAIL BREAK!!!!!!!!!

by LSGIANT

Good luck but I would bet on wet and windy

Posted on Apr 21, 2012, 9:53 AM
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You would have won that bet

by Lapchik



Posted on Apr 22, 2012, 9:42 AM
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Made it.

by Lapchik

[linked image]

23h 40 min (I stopped a lot on I29, I was in bad shape)

Ride report and videos after recovery

Posted on Apr 22, 2012, 9:44 AM
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RE: Made It

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Congradulations !


W as following you this morning and figured you were running out of steam from the way your SPOT's were/

Dale Ty
GLMC 310
IBA 21736


Posted on Apr 22, 2012, 3:22 PM
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I checked

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this morning before we left for the Poker Run and you guy's were 1/2 way between Des Moines and Omaha, I wasn't sure if you would make it...good to hear ya did happy.gif

Congrats!!

Wherever I may Roam....I Wander....

Jayd

GLMC #1
TS #621
IBA #24179


RM 2012 Harvest Rally



Posted on Apr 22, 2012, 8:37 PM
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Congratulations

by

This is one of those achievments that never fade away.

Posted on Apr 23, 2012, 10:11 AM
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Good job!

by

Get your certificate , when you are ready to do your 1500 mile Bun Burner Gold, maybe the club will be able to get an event together.

We have sponsored a BBG ride in the past, all we need are the riders, the road is already there!

bob

Posted on Apr 23, 2012, 12:49 PM
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SS2000

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I am going to do a 2000 mile run out to Yellowstone thru Beartooth and the big horns and back in 48 hours.
It would be a hard pace ride but think how cool it would be to haul ass for 900 miles to see 200 miles of some of the most breath taking roads in the country and haul ass 900 miles back.

It would be a ride to remember

in past group rides how did you run the ride?
all start at same time same place and run same route?




Posted on Apr 23, 2012, 11:57 PM
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Re: SS2000

by Lapchik

No.

Posted on Apr 24, 2012, 12:16 AM
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A little more than just 1000 miles

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Rain
Wind
Sleet
High of 46
Low of 35
detours
road construction
gravel road "Garmin route"
Town police wanting to know why I'm taking pics at 4am in a Dental Office on a Sunday happy.gif
Lapchik looking like he road under the bike not on it. (not a good run for him sad.gif )
I think the nasty biscuits and gravy at the world's largest truck stop did Lapchik in.

and as a super surprise I run into Breeze and Vanessa riding North on I-29 heading to the Offroad Poker Run!!!!
I tucked in behind them and we cruised till I turned off at the "S"loan exit. happy.gif
What a way to end a run seeing them!!!!!!!
I will get a report made up this week and post all of our crazy stops along the way
Hope everyone had fun at the OPR!!!!!
And if Reno John made it there I'm super bummed I didn't follow Breeze and Vanessa, really want to meet that guy someday. sad.gif


Posted on Apr 23, 2012, 11:44 AM
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No RJ

by Cruzin

Follow us to Nevada and you can meet him happy.gif

Posted on Apr 23, 2012, 11:54 AM
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It only takes a little more than 1k

by Sleddog

Congratulations you guys! Those tough ones are the most memorable. Usually those rides around the block are 16 -17 hours. Throw in a bunch of obstacles & it becomes much more difficult.

I remember having to bail at 950 miles because of fog......And another that took 23 hours 53 minutes, and I was lost most of the time!!!!!

It only becomes much more addicting..........

Sleddog

Posted on Apr 23, 2012, 2:13 PM
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It becomes addicting...........

by

Started for me in 2003.
Thankfully Im not the only one.
Welcome to the insanity guys.

Posted on Apr 23, 2012, 2:30 PM
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Well...

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Addicting maybe but I will not do another IBA ride on my Versys. I need a different style bike for this stuff.

Posted on Apr 23, 2012, 10:59 PM
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glad Lapchik stuck it out

by

His body was beaten up pretty bad by Altoona. He needed a break and to limp it on home. The conditions were just bad for that bike....real bad.

But he was smart to rest his body and wait for the sun to come up for the last leg. Glad he was willing to stop and rest and not push himself to far. He made the right call and still made 24 hour limit. happy.gif

When Lapchik gets the Go Pro video done you can see it all unfold.

I want a Go Pro!!!!!!

Posted on Apr 23, 2012, 11:44 PM
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Videos

by

Sweet tunes included. I will have two videos, a time lapse of the entire ride and a video of me talking at rest stops/gas stations/etc.

Posted on Apr 24, 2012, 12:18 AM
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Buffering...please wait

by

The time lapse video will be up tomorrow. 20 minutes-ish but worth it. I found it interesting and there are good songs.



Posted on Apr 24, 2012, 1:09 AM
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SS1000 Time Lapse Video

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPe8sGrL1NE&feature=youtu.be

check this link out in 445 minutes

While it is uploading to youtube I will be downloading into bed.

Posted on Apr 24, 2012, 2:38 AM
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Re: SS1000 Time Lapse Video

by MikeH

Very cool, I'm going to have to try that on my BBG attempt this summer.
Did you have to swap out batteries or sd cards during the ride?

Posted on Apr 24, 2012, 1:05 PM
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Re: SS1000 Time Lapse Video

by

Many times. I have a 32GB SD card, and that was enough for the ride. It will hold about 12-13000 pics but I changed it out half way anyhow. I didn't want to miss any pictures. I also have the battery backpack for the go pro, and I changed out the battery every two hours. I put an SAE to USB adapter in my tank bag, and charged one battery backpack while the other was on the camera.

Posted on Apr 24, 2012, 11:06 PM
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Cool

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I see why it took so long you were following a Harley 1/2 the time wink.gif

Here was my first one:

http://www.network54.com/Forum/152868/message/1128877545/Tin+Butt+to+Iron+Butt

My Intruder got a windshield shortly after this ride happy.gif

Wherever I may Roam....I Wander....

Jayd

GLMC #1
TS #621
IBA #24179


RM 2012 Harvest Rally



Posted on Apr 24, 2012, 5:55 PM
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Another video in a day or two

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I will have "SS1000 Videos from the road" done tomorrow, and possibly uploaded to youtube as well. If not, it will be up Thursday for sure. Shooter is working on a ride report also.

Posted on Apr 25, 2012, 2:01 AM
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SS1000 videos from the road

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SS1000 videos from the road

10 hours to upload, but it will be here when it's done:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qy5ZCsUdx3E&feature=youtu.be

Posted on Apr 25, 2012, 10:11 AM
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Re: SS1000 videos from the road

by Lapchik

My videos from the road crashed, so I'll have to reupload it.

Posted on Apr 25, 2012, 10:56 PM
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Another video in a day or two

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I will have "SS1000 Videos from the road" done tomorrow, and possibly uploaded to youtube as well. If not, it will be up Thursday for sure. Shooter is working on a ride report also.

Posted on Apr 25, 2012, 2:01 AM
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Really?

by

what didn't it do well? Seems like a fine machine for the task. Upright seating, good windscreen, good fuel range. What didn't you like about it?

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Posted on Apr 24, 2012, 12:30 PM
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Well...

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It actually got crap mileage. Wind, high speed, and damp air didn't do me any good. Like 28mpg, 32, 35, 32, and finally a 40mpg. I'm used to seeing high 40's and low 50's for mpg. The interstate kills me on gas. The windscreen is good, but I still get air on my arms, shoulders, legs, knees, and feet. The seating is great and I have lots of places to put my feet, but that 34" seat height (Same as my inseam) seems like a mountain to climb at the 700 mile mark and beyond. My Versys is a jack of all trades, master of none. It'll do anything "just ok".

Posted on Apr 24, 2012, 11:03 PM
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sounds like you want

by Scot229

an Electraglide.

Posted on Apr 25, 2012, 6:47 AM
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nope

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no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no

Posted on Apr 25, 2012, 9:38 AM
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ever ridden one?

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come ride one for free, no strings attatched, May 18 and 19th at Vikingland Harley-Davidson in Sauk Rapids.

The H-D motor co. demo fleet will be at the Sauk Rapids store on those days.

http://evoscot.blogspot.com/

Posted on Apr 25, 2012, 8:17 PM
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My HD experience

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My friend from high school, Jerrod, worked for Roosters in Sioux City. I test drove a bike just like shooters without the trunk, a dyna, and a sportster. They are ok, but too expensive for what I think of them. My dad has a Vstar that I put 300 miles on. They are moderately comfortable for me, but I prefer to sit upright. The engine performance is a deal breaker.

My next bike is most likely going to be a Bonneville or Vmax. (Next street bike, that is. I may get a dirt toy before that)

All my opinions of MOST Harley riders and zombie consumerism aside (Haaaaaarrrley....aaaaahhhhhh more logo)... I just don't like cruisers.

Just my opinion, no offense to anyone. Except shooter. Extra offense to him.

Posted on Apr 25, 2012, 11:01 PM
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Ya Know

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Shooter has guns!

Finding the right bike is always a challenge, just keep looking until you land on the right ride.

Vmax? I rode one of those one time, that was enough for me.

My motto was CRC>>>> Cheap, reliable, Comfortable, then I blew that theory out of the water by buying Valeria, not cheap,not especially comfortable, very relaible,(it's new) but looks old. Absolutely no way to justify this bike,other than I just WANTED it!

So I have a garage full of 80's Hondas and a few from the 70's.

I decided my ability to learn dirt riding, at my age is futile, so today I decided to get into the 4 wheel market, and a Polaris RZR will be pushing some old Hondas out of the shed.

Justification..... none needed, just not getting any younger, and if I want to do the fire roads in the Black Hills with Teresa, this is the ride.

Just keep your mind open and eventually you will find the ride that suits your needs, or maybe it willm take several units.

bob

Posted on Apr 26, 2012, 9:15 PM
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I KNOW the RZR will do the OPR

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that guy and his girlfriend did it last year. Looked FUN!

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Posted on Apr 26, 2012, 10:03 PM
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RZR on the Poker run

by

This one has no doors to rip off in the trees.

I am looking forward to exploring the Off Road area other than on foot!

We are getting the street legal kit put on before it comes home.

The RZR has to share triple duty, Farm use: crop scouting,soil and tissue testing, and get to the fields, (tow behind equipment)

Crop insurance: GPS Mapping of fields and wetlands

Personal: Offroad and backroad, hoping to plan a trip to the Black Hills for camping and fire road exploration.

Fortunately, it is a used unit with a lot of useful accessories including:

Front Winch and Brush guards, Rock Sliders (nerf Bars) for the sides, aux lights, a poly roof and half windshield, Aluminum wheels with larger more aggressive tires. These add ons amount to $3000 if bought new.

This unit has an 800CC twin,watercooled, on demand AWD,

Needs: 4 or 5 point safety harness, roll bar padding, yep I intend to have some fun!


So maybe the Poker run will be in my sights for the future!

Posted on Apr 28, 2012, 6:25 AM
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Vmax

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For me, at age 22, seems like a great ride. I rode about 40 miles on a 2002 model year, and loved it. State Farm Insurance, however, does not. It was between that, a FZ6R (Bob's Bike Shop LeMars, IA....issues and lets leave it at that) and a Versys.

Posted on Apr 26, 2012, 10:51 PM
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Re: Vmax

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Bad thing about the V-max is the range, you better be looking for gas every 80 miles are so...a buddy of mine had one for a few years and got rid of it for a FJR.

Wherever I may Roam....I Wander....

Jayd

GLMC #1
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IBA #24179


RM 2012 Harvest Rally



Posted on Apr 27, 2012, 4:33 AM
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tanks

by Lapchik

I think there are a few people around here that know a thing or two about auxiliary fuel tanks...

Posted on Apr 27, 2012, 10:59 PM
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Re: Ya Know

by

You will like that Bob those are a Hoot. When we went to Jamicia a few years ago they let me beat the piss out of one for a couple of hours :-)This wasn't your normal American Trail ride, it was more like the Poker Run. The independent suspension soaks up anything you can throw at it wink.gif

Wherever I may Roam....I Wander....

Jayd

GLMC #1
TS #621
IBA #24179


RM 2012 Harvest Rally



Posted on Apr 27, 2012, 4:32 AM
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I might...

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roll up there just for fun. happy.gif

Posted on Apr 26, 2012, 11:23 PM
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SS1000

by BOB JOHNSON

in those conditions is not too pleasurable on any bike. Wind protection goes a long way in preventing fatigue.

The fact is: you did it, on your bike, so you know you can!

Good job!


Posted on Apr 25, 2012, 9:21 AM
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Congrats

by Frump

Hey Guys,

Congrats! The first IBA ride is always the hardest and the most memorable. Sounds like a great adventure. Just fair warning - after you dwell on it for a couple weeks you quite likely to start planning another one.

Lapchick its not your bike - I only got 26 mpg Sunday morning for 170 mile stretch south of KC, lots of wind, cold moist air, and interstate speeds are mpg killers on anything. Guy riding a Connie C14 also got terrible mpg.

Posted on Apr 25, 2012, 12:31 PM
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hit 80,000 miles on my Electraglide

by Scot229

I know there's lotsa bikes with 80k on them but I'm still proud of it. I've had it since 53k.

Posted on Apr 19, 2012, 7:54 PM
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Excellent

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Great bikes, as long as ya can keep the owners from screwing with things. Grunt had 168,000 on his before it needed to have a new pulley put on the trans. Only thing I can see that kills them is owners trying to make them into something that they aren't.
Have you had to do anything to it in 80,000 miles other than oil changes and tires?

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I've done some stuff

by Scot229

I know what you mean about the owners messing the bikes up. Those service manuals are just too expemsive at $60 each.

Currently my bike does need a little work. Pretty sure I have a couple broken fairing brackets and it needs a new front motor mount. Also needs new speakers.

It's on it's 3rd cam and cam bearing. I also put new tappets in at 69K when I swapped the cam. It's much better to replace those items before they explode. I didn't have a failure.

I recently put a Pro Pipe 2-1 Exhaust on it.

The bike was well cared for before I got it and I've kept up on the oils changes.

Posted on Apr 20, 2012, 7:18 AM
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30,000 on my 09'!!!!!!

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My electra glide is stock. Well minus the the PIAA headlight bulb, windshield, and flame accented floorboards....lol
Putting a new battery in it tomorrow but besides that 5000 mile services and she's running like a champ!!!!!
Oh... and 4 sets of tires. happy.gif

take care of them and they will run forever
I think Breeze has well over 100,000 on his!!!!

Posted on Apr 19, 2012, 11:26 PM
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Re: 30,000 on my 09'!!!!!!

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3 sets of tires in 8200 miles. You don't ride hard enough.

Posted on Apr 19, 2012, 11:55 PM
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*Like* ***

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200 plus

by robaacycle

My 92 flhtcu has rolled over to 200 thou this year. Stock clutch, original rear belt, and one new tranny pulley. Took it apart at 60,000 to put a cam and new bearing in, honed the cylinders and touched up the valves. Probly could have left it alone the way it looked.

Posted on Apr 20, 2012, 9:58 PM
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awesome!!!!!

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I hope mine holds together as well as everyone else's on this thread. I have been worried about putting tons of miles on mine but hearing from everyone here I'm looking forward to seeing 100K!!!!!

Posted on Apr 20, 2012, 11:27 PM
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Times have sure changed

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had a guy with a REALLY high dollar softail in my driveway today. I was aligning his sidecar for him. It left A drip. NOt a puddle. A drip. One, one single drip. He was upset. Probably rightfully so, because there simply is no reason for a new twincam to drip, even once. Times they sure have changed. Only way my shovelhead woudl stop dripping is if it ran out of oil.

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Posted on Apr 21, 2012, 8:14 PM
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My 49 is still drippin' and I drained the tank last November!

by chrisr

Not sure why it's drippin' from the turn signal. Haha. Ok, carry on.

Posted on Apr 22, 2012, 8:03 AM
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62 Today..

by Red

Is that the new '42'? :^)

Posted on Apr 18, 2012, 5:41 PM
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Battle Buell

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Made some progress on the Booze-broken Battle-Buell today. (This was the bike that Nadz was hit on by a drunken driver a few years ago.)

Stripped down the front end:
[linked image]

Replaced the subframe, oil cooler, and both left side air scoops:
[linked image]

Put the new front end together:
[linked image]

Started reconnecting everything up front:
[linked image]

I'll probably need some help with the wiring from Nadz, but he didn't change a whole lot, just the lighting and heated grips from what I can tell.

The other small victory was getting the left rider peg bolts extracted from the frame without damaging the threads. They snapped off in the wreck. I've been hitting them with PB Blaster for a couple days, and one I had to drill out and use an extractor, but the other I was able to drive out with a screw driver and hammer by tapping it in circles:
[linked image]

I'll probably finish up the controls this weekend, and make a new list of parts that I still need to source. Minor things now, like brakes switches, a few replacement connectors, the brackets for the fuse blocks, etc.

IBA #41635

"Other people can talk about how to expand the destiny of mankind. I just want to talk about how to fix a motorcycle. I think that what I have to say has more lasting value." Robert M. Pirsig

Posted on Apr 18, 2012, 5:18 PM
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Parts availability?

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Are you still able to get parts from HD? When the Motor Company discontinued the Buell line they stated they would continue to honor warranty claims.

Posted on Apr 18, 2012, 6:08 PM
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Not a whole lot left

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There are some parts available through HD - but I get most of my parts from eBay or Badweb (the Buell message board), and American Sport Bike sells a lot of Buell parts.

I know I won't be able to keep it running forever, but it still has a lot of life left in it. As long as I can keep from getting hit by drunk drivers on this, it should last a while!


IBA #41635

"Other people can talk about how to expand the destiny of mankind. I just want to talk about how to fix a motorcycle. I think that what I have to say has more lasting value." Robert M. Pirsig

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Poker Run 2-up...this video rocks!

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http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=5119767

I might even think about a dog if he could do this happy.gif

Wherever I may Roam....I Wander....

Jayd

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RM 2012 Harvest Rally



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That's awesome!

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My stupid dog won't even ride in the golf cart!

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How can we help?

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When we were at the Moonshine last weekend.
Tbone mentioned that volunteer's were still needed for the Offroad event this weekend.
If we can be of help, we will ride up Sunday morning to help.
Hell the weather gotta be better than coming home from the Moonshine.

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Weather!

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Yeh I bet that Moonshine run was a little damp and cool on the way home!

Come on up! we will find a job for you! It'll be a lot of fun, maybe sell a hotdog, turn some cards, there are a bunch of good jobs!

Would be great to see you again!

Bob

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Yes We Can

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We will see you around noon.

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"SSS" and an "A"

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You didn't really think I'd go through my whole R&R leave without at least a couple GT rides, did you?

Today we had a record 90 degree day in Syracuse, NY. I had been looking for a nice mural for the last few days, and was hoping to find one at the Dinosaur BBQ, but their mural doesn't have Syracuse written on it. This one is an old one near the highway though:
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After that, I took a spin through Solvay, but I couldn't find anything really "neat" to shoot, so the Solvay Bank will have to do for now:
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From there, I headed over to Skaneateles. (pronounced "skinny-atlas") I knew the fire department would be an easy photo, but decided to look for the "Aerodrome" instead. How many places still call them Aerodromes?!
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The last stop of the day was Auburn, NY. Home of the first electric chair execution! They're rather proud of that, and the "back-up" electric chair is actually in one of the bars in town. The same bar also has a miniature electric chair with a doll in it, and for a few quarters you can electrocute the miniature... he shakes around and smokes a bit. I'll have to make another trip back there and take a video of it in action, but it's rather amusing in a sick sort of way. Anyways, I was able to get a shot in front of the State Prison, which is in "downtown" Auburn:
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That's all for now - hopefully we'll have another nice day before I have to go back to Afghanistan, but I'll be hitting them hard when I get home in August.

IBA #41635

"Other people can talk about how to expand the destiny of mankind. I just want to talk about how to fix a motorcycle. I think that what I have to say has more lasting value." Robert M. Pirsig

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'intentional'

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I'd guess theirs was the first INTENTIONAL electrocution. Someone must have had an 'oops' electrocution before that, I'd think. Or maybe not, just a thought.

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Texas

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Since they couldn't be the first they are going for the most!!!!!
Since 1976...

Texas 481!!!!!!

The next best is Virginia with 109.

"Most states are abolishing the death penalty... Hell mines putting in an expressway" happy.gif
-Ron White

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Very Kewl Pictures

by Willie

Very nice...I will be out that way sometime this summer. Always pass thru Upper New York out to Erie chasing down towns.

Willie

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Bevel box photos

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Offroad Poker Run

by Don Q

Wow,it's next weekend! Walked around in my MX boots this weekend for 3 hours to get ready.The TS has a split in the exhaust so it looks like the XL will be the ride this year.I'll bring my flag and check out South Shore,Stockholm,Altee,and Strandburg.

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helpful NP cancellation site

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They don't give phone #'s, or locations but tells what sites actually have cancellation stamps

http://www.eparks.com/cancellations.pdf

You can get #'s and info from the NPS

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Lookin for USA's in KY

by JohnF

This is one of the straighter sections of road that I was on today, and definitely one of the longer sight lines. Over 400 miles, and most of that I was shifting and leaning while Ridge Riding in KY. Didn't get many sites...but had a ton of fun.

Saw a lot of serious tornado damage from the twisters that came thru here a few weeks back.

JEF

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GLMC at Moonshine!

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Got back from the Moonshine lunch run this afternoon. Scott and I rode down with our friend TL on Friday for the banquet Friday night in Casey, IL and the burgers on Saturday at Moonshine. Jeff K was there with his friend Brian, and Breeze and Vanessa made it there from Omaha (would like to hear from them how the trip back home was???) Overall the weather was windy and rainy, and for us the last 150 miles home today were hovering around the 42 degree mark.

One of the pictures shows a young lady named Pillion Munchkin who celebrated her 13th birthday on April 13th at Moonshine. She won a special award for attending her 5th straight Moonshine Rally with her dad. There was a young boy from Rochester sitting at our table and he looked at his dad and said, "Only 4 more trips until I can win that!!" Maybe this is something Shooter's Haley can bring up at the next family motorcycle meeting.

Some pictures for your viewing pleasure.
http://s1102.photobucket.com/albums/g460/otrtail/Moonshine%202012/

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What a great weekend.

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We got home frome the Moonshine about 6:30 Sunday night.
This is not our first Moonshine, but it was the best.
What made it the best?
Seeing our GLMC friends

The ride home will never be forgotten.
We will tell you about it this weekend.

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Off topic, about trucks, Diana I am looking at you

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I was at an auction, recently, started bidding on a Semi Tractor, own it cheap, drove it home, hey I made it!

Anyhow, near as I can tell, Consolidated Freightways, Freightliner FLD 120? 1989 I think, no paperwork has arrived yet.

3208? Cat, has an inter-cooler, but very little options

7 speed Fuller I think, no ranges, Governor runs out at 65 MPH, seems to have a lot of power.

Radio nope,
Fuel guage, nope
oil guage, nope
A/c and heater, yes, and here is the surprise A/C works!Have not tried the heater.

Someone installed a newer air seat that works well,and is comfortable

Pretty Spartan, needs an exhaust pipe replaced under the cab

Has an air axle behind the driver, no spring up, kind of tricky to drive with no trailer, getting the right air pressure to keep the tag from sliding the brakes, and still not spin the wheels on the driver axle.The air axle has a knob by the seat,that you can adjust while driving,I don't think this is legal in South Dakota, need to change that.

Anyhow, any light you can shed on this mysterious truck would be nice.

Rides pretty rough with no trailer, but I am hoping to score a 30 foot grain trailer, my hauling generally is 10 miles or less, 650 legal bushels would streamline my operation!

Thanks in advance

Bob

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Sounds like a good deal!

by Diana (GearheadGrrrl)

The CF trucks were real basic- at one time they used a switch instead of an ignition key! They were kinda like Guzzis- even used round headlights long after all the other trucks went to rectangular ones. The air tag saves on fuel, and it'd be nice with a lift so you could raise the tag axle when running empty. As for the valve, the pressure is critical... A little experimentation and you'll figure out the right setting. IIRC, SD will sell you a permit for an axle air pressure control in the cab, think it costs less than $100. MN bans cab controls completely, in case you visit our land of 10,000+ lakes and a few loons. The engine is probably a Cat 3406, nothing wrong with them. Does it have an air starter? The FLD cab is quite durable, I know of one big trucking company that stocked up on them when Freightliner ended production.

Best of luck with the new truck!


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No key

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needed for this one, toggle switch, electric starter, starts and runs well, has an air shutoff,


I think the idle is too high, maybe just needs a stronger return spring.


Well that makes me feel a little better, it was cheap, less than $2K

Bob

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Re: No key

by Diana

Can't go wrong at that price!

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cool, PICS?

by fotoguzzi



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BBQuing and USAing in the Bershires

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A RR to read if you want

http://nomadwillie.blogspot.com/2012/04/bbquing-in-bershires.html

Willie

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Re: BBQuing and USAing in the Bershires

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Ahhhh! Another that likes Murals....Can't go along with the Collard Greens over the 'Q though!

Good Fun, keep it up!

Sleddog

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I agree with Sleddog

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Great RR,I also will hold off on the greens but will take all the tatoos!!!! and the BBQ. happy.gif
The Grand Tour really makes a ride more fun when you stop to check out these small towns!!!!
Hopefully the rain clears and we can ride again. sad.gif

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childs play

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Haley got her GT flag today!!!!! She went with me the first day when I got 9, she was holding my flag and said "Dad why do you get a flag and I don't? I want my own flag." sad.gif
Me being a super smart Daddy I got to thinking why the heck didn't I register her at the start? She rides around 5000 miles a year with me and she deserves to play!!!!!

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Of course we have tornado and severe thunderstorm warnings right now but first thing in the morning were riding to Seney so Haley can tell Lapchik she's gonna whoop his butt at this GT thing.

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That kid is going to beat me . . .

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and rub it in my face since she is little shooter.

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OUR FUTURE COMPETITOR

by Mrs sleddog

Haley,

I noticed your thumb up. Have fun. You look good with that flag. Way to go Dad for getting her involved. Love it.

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Fortunately

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Haley resembles her Mom, No offense Shooter!

Just kidding, great to see you are having fun and involving your young'uns in the play.

Will we see you at the Poker run this weekend? Sure could use some helpers!

Bob

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Pictures

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This bike is so fast it can peel the stickers right off your saddlebags!

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She turns around on the Harley and yells at me "good luck, sucker!"

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Luv that stuff!

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Great pics and Great riders!

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brake switch recall

by Scot229

Did you get the brake light switch recall performed on your Electraglide yet?

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Fifty Years of Kicks

by Buford T.

Here's a great motorcycle story if you've got 20 minutes to spare. Hope I'm still riding when I'm as old as these guys.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_T41kJm-PE

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What a guy!!!!!

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You don't meet too many people like that in your life. With his attitude he's gonna live to 100!!! I know another guy not quite as old that has a similar carefree fun attitude Jack happy.gif

thanks for sharing it made my morning attitude way more positive

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Cool

by Cruzin

My body will be shot by then sad.gif

But it sure has been fun wrecking it happy.gif

He He He!!

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Re: Cool

by Anonymous

What do you mean 'by then'. Your body's already shot.happy.gif

And Jack may have some mad riding skills, but Marlene gets my respect for riding with him. happy.gif

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anymouse was me

by Buford T.



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Re: Cool

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it might be butt I bet I still can get more laps around at the poker run then you happy.gif

Wherever I may Roam....I Wander....

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Re: Cool

by Don Q

I'm hoping to match last times laps.Gotta remember the asprin.

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Re: Cool

by Buford T.

We won't find out this year. The DRZ needs some radiator work before it's ready.

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Wow!

by Sleddog

I'm extremely humbled Shooter......





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Re: Wow!

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I tried to tell you...know you gotta bring the KLR happy.gif

he he He!!!

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those guys got it figured out

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Light is right.

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Loved that video!!!

by milkman

Inspired me to to ride with my 14 year old boy (races 200/250f C class Harescrambles) during his practice session yesterday. I broke a clutch lever after hitting a tree on his newly purchased 2005 KX250f (gotta buy hand guards before I ride it again) but luckily had a spare lever in basement so we fixed it and rode another hour.
Three hours of trail riding makes an unfit guy sore the next day.

After not riding dirt but a dozen times in the last 20 years I have discovered at 38 years young I gotta practice waaay more.

I have great respect for those guys!!!
At my boys last race a 67 year young man races his pristiene '71 Husqvarna 250. His lap times was very impresive and he could ride the hell out of that old bike. His pit/gas man was 70 years old. It definatly wasn't their first Harescramble.
Seeing older guys still doing it brings a huge smile to my face. happy.gif

Thanks so much for posting this video!!!

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Gaining on Frick :-)

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Well I finished of the Subburbs of St. Cloud tonight:

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From USA GT 2012


Now I will have to get out of town all the way to St. Stephen wink.gif

Wherever I may Roam....I Wander....

Jayd

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City Names not in city limits

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Stone Mountain Park is about 5 miles from the city of Stone Mountain. Asheville Regional Airport is about 15 miles from the city of Asheville. Atlanta International Raceway is about 40 miles from the city of Atlanta. They are all city names of valid cities, but I presume these are all unacceptable.

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Re: City Names not in city limits

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Reality is, It's impossible for me to validate every single photo submitted. (Although I've been to Stone Mountian & Atlanta Motor Speedway & know their locations!) The following is copied from the rules. It's pretty clear, it says IN each town.


Sleddog



The Basics

The 2012 Grand Tour will run from April 1st - September 15th, 2012

This years theme is USA.

You will be looking for town names that begin with the letters U, S, or A. IN each town, take a picture of your bike, your rally towel, and a something that has the town name on it. No Post Offices or City limit signs.

I do not want the green signs or the signs at the edge of town that the locals put up. I agree, some of those that the locals put up are very nice & would normally fit the spirit of the Grand Tour. The purpose is to get you into town....look around, hopefully find a building, mural, business that has character. I'm trying to discourage just chasing town signs. ie, Stop on the hiway, shoot your picture, then turn around & head for the next sign.




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Voulunteers needed for Off Road Poker run

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The Offroad Poker run is coming up, if you are not able to ride in this event we can use volunteers.
Jobs for volunteers include: Ticket punchers, card turners,help in case of stuck or disabled machines,Hotdog sales, and general gopher duty, it's all for fun!
Let me know if you are thinking of joining in the fun !

Bob J
email here too rwjohns@tnics.com



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Re: Voulunteers needed for Off Road Poker run

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I plan on being there, not sure how early I will show up yet.

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Great

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Whenever you can get there, we will have some fun!

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Fuel Cell

by LSGiant

Mike are you bringing the Connie?

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Re: Fuel Cell

by MikeH

I will be riding the bike, not sure if I'm going to have the fuel cell mounted up or not yet. I've put that project on hold until I finish some other stuff on the bike.

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Re: Voulunteers needed for Off Road Poker run

by drmrdr

Bob
My wife said she could sale hot dogs or something

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Good to hear Dave

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I am hoping to have a big trailer to do the concessions out of, Midwest Powersports brought theirs last year.

Everything is falling into place!

Bob

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Might be able to make it in the afternoon...

by Diana

I'll be riding down from up north so noon would be the earliest I could make it...Not sure if I'd be much help getting there that late though.

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Event Starts

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At 1:00 so that would be perfect.

Wherever I may Roam....I Wander....

Jayd

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The calendar says

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The Poker run is near!
The weatherman says the outlook is great!

Diana it's going to be a goood day for a ride, come on down.

And bring friends!



Bob



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Re: The calendar says

by LSGiant

And it is going to be to wet to be doing farm work so you don't have to feel guilty happy.gif

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Hey Bob, I gave the popup to Steve

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not sure if its yours or the clubs, but I know it isn't mine.

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Maybe a little later in the afternoon...

by Diana (GearheadGrrrl)

I'm 200 miles north at Shooting Star Casino, waiting for the temp to rise out of the thirties... Looks like I may be waiting a while.

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Att: Starwolf

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Welcome back home !

Please chech you Hotmail for an Email from me.

Dale Tyjeski (daletyjeski@hotmail.com)
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Guzzi frame question

by Diana

If you've read my blog lately, you've noticed that I've been pulling my hair out over the problems with my aging airhead sidecar tugs. Guzzis are starting to look tempting, especially with the "fire sale" prices. But I've only seen sidecar mounts for the Cali variants, and their ergonomics didn't agree with me. Then I noticed that DMC listed a subframe for the "spine" framed V11 Sport. Haven't seen any V11 Sports for sale, but the frame looks similar to the 1100 and 1200 Sports, Brevas, and Norges. Noting that there's a lot of Guzzi knowledge here, thought I'd ask the question: What big block Guzzi's shared the V11 Sport's frame? And Lee, being you've hack'd Guzzis before, any advice as to what model Is easiest and works best?

thanks, Diana

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Tonti frames are easiest to put a hack on

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Which covers teh T, T3, G5, G3, Californias, jackals, bassas, Stone, EV, Spada etc. Does not cover the Centauro, Norge, Breva, etc.
I'd be leery of aftermarket subframe kits, I sure have seem some crappy ones. And they cost a LOT for such crappy stuff.

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Re: Tonti frames are easiest to put a hack on

by Diana

I agree, the Tonti frames are easier. But unfortunately Guzzi hasn't updated them and doesn't build standards like the G5 anymore. So if I want something comfy that ain't a cruiser in a Guzzi I'm stick with a "spine" frame.

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use a G5 seat

by fotoguzzi

on a later model and your there.. it would be so easy to convert a later Tonti to an SP it's a no brainer..
I have both and the V11 does not make a good s/c base..

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Re: use a G5 seat

by Diana

I suspect that if you could find all the parts you could make a new Cali into a G5. 12 years ago when I was looking at a Jackal someone told me they'd converted one to G5 foot controls, cost 500 year 2000 dollars just to do that. So I don't think improving a Cali's ergos with old G5/SP parts is a viable proposition. Besides, the best deals seem to be on the 1100/1200 Brevas.

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there is not much frame for SC mount on the 1100 breva

by fotoguzzi

really the Tonti frame is best and it won't cost 2k to fix the ergos..

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Re: there is not much frame for SC mount on the 1100 breva

by Diana

Yes, but I want to start with a sidecar "tug" made in this century. No point in buying a new or late model Conti and then hanging twenty year old bars, foot controls, seat, etc. on it. It's much easier to start with a late model standard and adapt it to a sidecar.

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DMC Subframe might not fit anyway

by Diana (GearheadGrrrl)

Sounds like DMC's subframe is for a 2004 or 5 and earlier and I'm looking at new left over 2007's and later, so probly won't fit anyway. Oh well...

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I make subframes for anything

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bring sidecar, and bike over. Leave them for an extended time frame and I'll mate it all up. Not a problem

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A Guzzi would certainly be easier than my F800

by Diana

Still no fix for the failing rear wheel bearings on my BMW F800S, so it may never get hack'd. If I buy a new Guzzi, I'd probably ride it for at least a season before voiding the warranty by hack'n it.

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warranty on Guzzi lasts 2 years

by fotoguzzi



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So it'll be a year or two before I hack a new one and void the warranty...

by Diana

My aging airhead tugs need replacement now, but I haven't found much in the way of used Guzzi from this millenium for sale. So I'll probably buy a new left over Guzzi and ride it solo for at least a year just in case I get a lemon that needs lots of $$$ warranty work. Looking at other tugs too, but the left over Guzzis seem like the best deal.

Posted on Apr 13, 2012, 10:30 AM
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or, buy a nice Tonti and spend the leftover $ on mods

by fotoguzzi

my Bassa can be had for $4,000. totally ready to ride anywhere.. there are conditions tho..

get your hack on here then mod the seating to suit/\.

[IMG][linked image][/IMG]

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Looks nice, but my hip joints...

by Diana

Still remember that test ride on a Jackal. And I was 11 years younger then! I just noticed a Quota for sale in WA on advrider.com, asking $3000.

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they just got a quota on trade here

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you really should stop up and look at their used Guzzis,. They have Lemanss, Norges, Quotas, and I think a Centauro or two. And they are such nice people.

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Stopped By the Motocycle shop today

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and ran into Lunatic!
That Quota is an interestng bike, but walking in and seeing the V7 Racer was a surprise to me!

Always some nice new and older bikes to drool over.

Teresa tried on a couple of Piaggio scooters, but her inseam just ain't cooperating!

Nice to see ya Lun !

Bob

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Been meanin' to stop by the shop...

by Diana

If nothing else, I'll be needin' a new tire for the F800S (again).

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pics? color. miles?

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contact them

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http://themotocycleshop.com/

I don't know when I'll get over there again. BUT, if you email them they're great about snapping photos and getting back to you.

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but mine has Ned's comfort saddle

by fotoguzzi

and jackal bars or the beach bars that came on Bassa's
if you showed up here w/money the showdown would be on.. I will really miss this gal..
[IMG][linked image][/IMG]
I'm all good not selling just saying this is about the most reliable of modern Guzzi.. have you researched the dash/electronic issues w/the Breva and other newer models.. that scares me away from such a big investment even tho I love the Griso..

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I moved the discussion over to wildguzzi.com...

by Diana (GearheadGrrrl)

So even more "guru"s could get involved! Just kiddin', thanks for everyone's helpful advice.

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Congrats John F.

by Frump

Was finally able to page through my April BMW ON magazine last night and annual mileage awards were posted. Once again my personal BMW mileage for 2011 was pathetic when compared to GLMC GT master John Frick - #2 Men's Overall!!

Congrats to all the other Kool-Aid drinking (BMW) GLMC and Team Strange riders listed, there were a lot of them.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-Y8RFhso_q8s/T4RvP4dGuSI/AAAAAAAARGg/LRsDkHcNS2Q/s800/frick1.gif

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-Ym_LpZbqkj8/T4RvQyqK86I/AAAAAAAARGg/ex7OARr-pNs/s640/frick2.gif

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'KOOL AID drinkers

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odd that the phrase has been adopted by the BMW riders. It references the mass suicide in British Guiana. Followeres were so loyal they killed themselves and their children in the name of their religion. Now BMW owners brag about it as a sign of loyalty to the brand. Thats pretty wild.

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Does that mean?

by Farmer

Sheeple blindly following the crowd(and the leader) into the abyss?

Farmer

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Lemmings

by Lapchik

Of course there are two breeds of lemmings, dual sports lemmings and touring lemmings.

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what about the little fuzzy ones?

by

rodent rodent rodent.

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Re: Lemmings

by Cruzin

I can't belive YOU forgot that oil leaking Lemming bunch happy.gif

Really I don't care what anyone rides, they have to fix it happy.gif

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Not lemmings

by Lapchik

Those are more like raccoons, fascinated for hours by anything shiny.

I don't really care what anyone rides either, I just tend to ride oddball stuff and stay away from the main channel of the river.

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You're a Dave Ramsey fan....

by Reaver

Kool Aid should be nothing new to you...

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Re: Congrats John F.

by Sleddog

Congrats John! That's a hell of a good year!

There are probably many of us that agree with your last sentence.

"I spend no time delving into what makes riding unique or important to me....
I just know I love it when I'm in the saddle & making miles"

Sleddog

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Congrats JEF

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Good job! That's awesome! My mileage last year would have put me in 6th place on the national women's list, right behind Voni Glaves. Amazing feat for a beginner like me! Too bad I didn't enter the BMW mileage contest!

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Good riding!

by Diana

I should have entered too- I put 16k miles on the F800S and several thousand more on the airheads.

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Harvest Rally

by Cruzin

I just got done making some pretty cool stickers for the Harvest Rally happy.gif

I can't show them off yet...I don't want to give that big of a hint just yet wink.gif

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what a tease....lol

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It's like waiting for x-mas.
I'm sure they are cool!!!!

A little tidbit

There just might be some firearms involved at the Buffalo Run this year. happy.gif

....and stickers!!!!

Looking forward to the fall rides!!!!

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A History Lesson for Boston and USA Tour

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A short ride report for Boston and USA Tour. Not sure if this is appropo here, if not just let me know.

http://nomadwillie.blogspot.com/2012/04/bunking-and-ironning-in-boston.html

Willie

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Very appropriate

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Just the sort of thing we love to see here.Thanks and keep them coming.

Farmer

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Re: A History Lesson for Boston and USA Tour

by Sleddog

Not only appropriate but encouraged, keep it up!

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Bonzai 2012

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Hello All;

Bonzai preparation is coming along well. I look forward to presenting a rally that will be a challenge for those of you with a lot of rally experience, yet fun for someone new or relatively new to the game.

The point of this post is simply to beg. Please:

If you are considering participating in the Bonzai Road Rally this year, mail in your entry today, and make your room reservations. The host motel will hold the block of rooms until a month prior to the event (rooms will only be held until April 27!!!). If you are having any trouble finding a room in the area, please contact me and I will do what I can to help.

I have 25 entries in hand at present. I will be sending a list of registered riders to GLMC to post at the Bonzai link soon. I would really like to see the event fill up. That does not seem too likely at this point.

What can you expect?

Bonus locations within approximately a 250 mile radius of Mineral Point, Wisconsin. This would include most of Wisconsin, northern Illinois, northeast Iowa, and southeast Minnesota. Having a detailed road maps of these areas would be an excellent idea.

There will be a number of photo bonuses. You may use Polaroid or digital cameras. As Cruzin had said in an earlier post, the idea of the photo bonus is to prove to those scoring that you were at a specific location. It would be a good idea to be very familiar with the operation of your camera.

Enough for now. Any questions feel free to email me, or post here.

I realize that fuel is expensive, and we all have a limited amount of vacation time available. I would urge you to consider spending a day or two of your free time this year at the Bonzai Road Rally.

Thanks to those of you already entered, and thanks to those of you considering entering. If past Bonzai Rallies in Wisconsin are any indication, it should be a great time.

Bill

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Looking forward to Bonzai!

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Rachel and I are again looking forward to Bonzai. Our entry is already with Bill. If you have not signed up, do so today.

Snowy.

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How can you miss a Rally with Bill?

by TravelinBob

Signed up and looking forward to Mineral Point!

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SS1000 April 21-22

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Figured the best way to spend Earth day is to recycle some refined hydrocarbon. Shooter and I are going to ride a SS1000 around the midwest.

[linked image]

A little self promotion here: I'll have a spot tracker page for this event, and YouTube videos. You can follow me at youtube.com/korysrides or facebook.com/korysrides (add Kory Morehead if you do that facebook thing)

SPOT page (page won't be active until a day or two before the ride)http://share.findmespot.com/shared/faces/viewspots.jsp?glId=00qQ02hW5VcyjUiIH8fVqcfYuoOpiib63

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Break Stop

by Cruzin

As long as it's mostly freeway you should have plenty of time to stop and check out Forevertron just south of Baraboo, across the street from Gopher Amuntions area.

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and some GT pics

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Hopefully we have time to make some GT stops along the way. happy.gif
Shouldn't be a problem if we keep the wheels turning.

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Lapchik SPOT link

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This link will be active starting Friday.

http://share.findmespot.com/shared/faces/viewspots.jsp?glId=00qQ02hW5VcyjUiIH8fVqcfYuoOpiib63

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no wait, this one.

by Lapchik

http://share.findmespot.com/shared/faces/viewspots.jsp?glId=0dvnFXRWzA4OqOgquVFQW6e03veqzKmEh

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lookin good

by fotoguzzi

just checked in, pretty cool and your making great progress.. Is it raining? maybe if I can figure out the timing I'll ride down to AL and wave as you pass by.. will you be on I90?

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Good USA Tour Pic??

by Buford T.

Sunrise over Surise Rd. in Sunrise Minnesota
sunrise.JPG

Would a sign like the one above be good? It was taken within the township limits and is not a welcome sign or a post office. happy.gif


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very creative

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I think it meets the requirements?

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No

by Sleddog

Not acceptable, Looks like a street sign to me.

Sleddog

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Re: No

by Buford T.

Yes it is a street sign and I figured they wouldn't count. Found the 2 towns below with street signs and nothing else usable.

Stark (had the green city limit sign but no business signage)

[linked image]

Andree (no street here, just the sign)

[linked image]



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Towns?

by Cruzin

Are these real towns our "Garmin" towns?

I don't see any of the 3 in my town list for MN.

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Town list

by Buford T.

Perhaps you need a better list.

Sunrise is the birthplace of Richard Widmark and home to the Sunrise Bible Church, established in 1853.
[linked image]

Stark has the actual green signs on each side of the town, just no businesses.

Andree, while listed on maps as a town, has no proper town signs. Only the one lone steet sign next to the plowed field.


I'll bet your list doesn't have Smithville Minnesota either? happy.gif
[linked image]

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How about Yankeeville?

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its a Garmin town along the shore of Lake Traverse.

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Villes

by Cruzin

During the Villian GT I found(not) more damn Garmin towns, IL was terible sad.gif

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Re: Town list

by Sleddog

My list has all three of them.....Looks like the road from Sunrise to Stark was fun...was it?

Sleddog




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Roads

by Buford T.

Yes the road from Sunrise to Stark was a road worth traveling. As was Highway 65 between the fiction town of Ubet, WI and Star Prarie. Both of which I wouldn't have found if not for the tour.

Which to me is the whole point, turning otherwise boring trips into meandering rides with the occasional unexpected pleasure. Like finding the Richard Widmark museum, or the Franconia Sculpture Park, or seeing the flock of turkeys strutting around the field in Wisconsin, or finding a road that winds along a river through the trees and moves your soul.



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Re: Town list

by Todd M

Sounds like we were hitting some of the same towns. I somehow missed Sunrise but made it to Stark - I don't know what a Garmin town is but I don't think my Garmin even knew where Stark was. The town had a large bar and a nice church - unfortunately the church was named after some other near town with a prettier name.

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Garmin Town

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A town that only exists in the Garmin software...a street sign among cornfields happy.gif

Wherever I may Roam....I Wander....

Jayd

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Ruling

by John F

Well I am glad this situation and ruling came out early in the ride.

My brain says I am in a small town with no businesses, and this is a sign ( other than town limit or PO) that has the town name on it...looks good to me.

For the rules add no street signs to the signs that cannot be used. I can see the reason for no street signs now...in a major city one could probably find street signs for many, many USA cities. But when in a one horse town with no other signs..that street sign looks awfully good!!!

JEF

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Street and/or Road signs have not been accepted before.

by Reaver

I had assumed they were not on this tour, and I believe it was spelled out in earlier versions of this tour (maybe not).

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Back in the US!

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Made it home late last night. Had to sprint through a few terminals to catch my last flight, but I made it home!

There's at least 10 different packages spread throughout the dining room, kitchen, and garage... one of these must be my GT flag, the rest are Buell parts!

Enjoying some coffee and eggs, and headed out to visit a few people and pick up some oil for the tractor and bikes.

IBA #41635

"Other people can talk about how to expand the destiny of mankind. I just want to talk about how to fix a motorcycle. I think that what I have to say has more lasting value." Robert M. Pirsig

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Welcome Home

by Farmer

Enjoy your time back,pile up some Grand Tour points while your at it.

Farmer

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Glad your back

by Breeze & Vanessa

All those Buel parts.
Must be like Christmas.

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enjoy your leave...

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and go get some GT Pics!!!!!!

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Welcome back!

by Apehanger Hank

Hope you have a great R&R!
Hank

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Cool!

by Cruzin

I had a stack of Onion's for you butt Huricane Becky came through the garage one day, after our last snow fall and they got trashed sad.gif

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Ran into problems with the Buell already.

by StarWolve

The replacement primary cover I bought off eBay was JUNK. There's a lip on the cover where the clutch pull sits against it, and it's common for this to be broken off if the clutch is improperly adjusted. The seller never listed that this was trashed on the replacement that I bought. This one is in worse shape than the one that was in the crash - so I'm going to see if my friend can plug the hole on the crashed one with a weld, and then I can see about repairing the replacement over the winter. It's possible to machine a new mounting point on the inside of the cover, and make a replacement lip for the clutch, but it's beyond my capabilities right now with the tools I have.

Pics to follow later.

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1 for 1, drove 5 blocks today.

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Weak start, but I couldn't get away this weekend to ride.

[IMG][linked image][/IMG]

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Re: 1 for 1, drove 5 blocks today.

by Diana

'Bout 40 mile round trip with the hack'd ST up to Ivanhoe for coffee and internauting. Bike was bucking the headwinds well, but rear seemed hot to touch, improved a bit when I backed off the brake. Stopped in Ivanhoe and oil leaking from rear of engine- is the oil seal I replaced leaking already? Limped home @ 40-50 MPH with no further carnage... Think I'm gonna be depressed.

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ur on the scoreboard!!!!!!

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ur on the scoreboard!!!!!!

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Moonshine ??

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Can somebody please keep an eye on Nebraska,next weekend.
Vanessa and I will be at the Moonshine for a cheeseburger.
Anybody else headed that way?

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Re: Moonshine ??

by LSGiant

I will be there Friday for Dinner and for a while on Saturday.

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Moonshine ??

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Our plan is to leave early Friday morning and be at dinner Friday night.
Grab a burger Saturday and hangout for a little while.
Then take a leasure 2 lane ride back home stopping by towns that start with U.S.A.

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Where?

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I've got nowhere to go after work Saturday . . .but I don't know where the moonshine is

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Re: Where?

by LSGiant

http://moonshine-run.com/Moonshine/Default.asp

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From the photo . . .

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it appears that tail trunks are mandatory.

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USA Grand Tour - CRACKING Up

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A ride report with USA Grand Tour Stuff.

http://nomadwillie.blogspot.com/2012/04/cracking-up.html

Willie

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nice day for a ride :)

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Spring has sprung and the games have begun!!!!! Springfield Armory is on my ride wish list. A cool midwest one is Rock Island Arsenal in Rock Island, IL. The aresenal is really on an island in the Mississippi. They have been running since Christ was a private. Not a big museum but all the old buildings tell the long years of service And a grated bridge to get there from Iowa. Can't wait to see if anyone bagged a bunch of GT pics this weekend!!!!!

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Camera Question

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Novice question. I'm assuming I'll need a camera for the Bonzai Rally. Do I need to purchase a polaroid, or will a digital work? Amazing how fast Memorial Day is coming.

Thanks for the help.



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Re: Camera Question

by Cruzin

We are pretty easy at the Rally's with the cameras. Bring a Digital take as many pictures as you need to prove you were there. We usualy look at the pictures off your camera. I have you used my smart phone for the last couple Rally's.

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Thanks!

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Thank you for the response. Glad to hear that it's pretty simple.



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Re: Camera Question

by Sioux Falls

The GLMC is pretty lax when it comes to photo requirements, including cell phones, but if you plan to do any other rally's, you will need a digital camera. You might as well get one, learn how to use it, including the date and time stamp, and be ready for any other rally you plan to ride. Just my opinion...Dave Bourdeaux

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GT question

by Dawniey75

I thought I saw the ruling somewhere in the threads, but I can't seem to find it. Is the Town of Sugar Creek acceptable? Thank you.

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Re: GT question

by Sleddog

Yes it is. 1st letter of the 1st word of a town name must be U, S, or A.....Sugar Creek is acceptable, Creek Sugar is not.

Sleddog

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Sugar Creek

by JohnF

And, you could go to Sugarcreek, OH and BOTH would count, because they are different spellings.

Got out for a great ride yesterday, on a beautiful day. Little chilly in the AM, but blue skies and sunshine. Worked the OH-IN border, and most of the farm fields are plowed and planted or the farmers were out there at it.

All the little towns I got yesterday ( going to be a lot of church photos) combined with what I collected on my way to a CJ Box book signing in Lexington, KY on Friday' and I'm beyond official finisher status with my count.

One of my favorites.

[linked image]

Seein the USA in OH,

JEF

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Slow Down :-)

by Cruzin

I only got 2 towns...you only wanted to be one ahead of me wink.gif

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Handicapped

by LSGiant

Didn't someone tell John were scoring this like bowling. You take your average of the last 2 years and create a handicap. This will level the playing field for us mortals. happy.gifhappy.gif

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LOL*

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re: Handicapped

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Well I got four last year and DNF'd and I have twelve already this year sooooooo I must be kickin ass? happy.gif
I just want to get my T-shirt this year. happy.gif

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Farking Buford!

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Hootis and I on the MN2010 forgot to grab a fuel receipt from the pump there. Negated our entire fuel log. Cost us enough points to drop out of the top ten. DOH! Fark Buford.

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Posted on Apr 5, 2012, 9:12 PM
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Buford can suck it...

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Posted on Apr 6, 2012, 10:07 PM
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Guzzi LeMans 1 VIDEO

by fotoguzzi

after 27 years in a basement my buddy Bones got it and lightly refreshed before starting..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QMUEejesOg

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Posted on Apr 5, 2012, 7:53 AM
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for sale

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My wife has decided that loud and fast aren't so "cool" when we ride 500 miles in a day. I tried to explain this to her 2 years ago when she bought all this. hehehe

These parts fit 2008 and newer Honda shadow 750cc Aero
These retail for over $500 and am only asking $250 for it all (plus shipping or will deliver up 200 miles from Sioux City)
I am just glad that I can hear my radio again when she rides in front of me!! happy.gif
The bike ran awesome with this setup, waaaay more power!!!!

These are used but like new
Vance & Hynes straight shot pipes with baffles
Cobra stage one jet kit
Kuryakyn Hyper charger

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and no Lapchik the oil stain on the carpet is not from the Harley. happy.gif



Posted on Apr 5, 2012, 1:29 AM
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Riiiiiiiiiiiight

by Lapchik

It's from some other bike . . . .

Posted on Apr 5, 2012, 11:37 AM
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Bonzai

by Farmer

Just printed off my entry and reserved a room at the host hotel.If you are wanting a room better call soon,the clerk said only 7 or 8 rooms are left of the block reserved.

Lookin forward to another great GLMC event.

Farmer

Posted on Apr 4, 2012, 6:56 PM
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