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bjatwood
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I rode it today!

Postby bjatwood » Sat Jan 19, 2013 6:31 pm



Just got the 1500 buttoned up from some maintenance and cleaning I had been doing the last 6 weeks. It was 51F and sunny some I put a couple of miles on it to check things out. Man I've missed riding this baby! It's so smooth and silky that it feels like it "glides" down the road...LOL



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Re: I rode it today!

Postby maestro319 » Sat Jan 19, 2013 8:03 pm

Man, isn't that a GREAT feeling!!

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Re: I rode it today!

Postby bjatwood » Sun Jan 20, 2013 10:05 am

Yes it was indeed a great feelig. I think the new plugs made the bike seem a bit faster too. Probably due to the fact I haven't rode it in 6 weeks LOL

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Re: I rode it today!

Postby Randy S » Sun Jan 20, 2013 1:16 pm

Know how you feel, I rode 30 miles on friday to take the wife to lunch. Thursday night while on break she called and told me our helmets were in the closet, I told her I only needed mine. She was not amused! I rode 30 miles and she got to ride 1. Nobody here complaining when you can ride in January in Nebraska.

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Re: I rode it today!

Postby Sidcar » Sun Jan 20, 2013 2:03 pm

I was supposed to be riding the Wing today but six inches of snow spoilt that. With a standard profile rear tyre and a large sidecar I just couldn't get enough traction. Had to use the old BSA outfit instead.
Is there a car tyre that fits a 1500 rear wheel?

Sid

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Re: I rode it today!

Postby bjatwood » Mon Jan 21, 2013 1:18 pm

Sidcar wrote:Is there a car tyre that fits a 1500 rear wheel?

Sid

I'll go get some popcorn for this question!!

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Re: I rode it today!

Postby thrasherg » Mon Jan 21, 2013 2:21 pm

bjatwood wrote:
Sidcar wrote:Is there a car tyre that fits a 1500 rear wheel?

Sid

I'll go get some popcorn for this question!!


:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

I love this reply from Brian!!

Gary

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Re: I rode it today!

Postby bykerbiker » Mon Jan 21, 2013 2:44 pm

Hi I also have a Honda FJS 600 a scooter and a lot of chat on this forum is about going to the Darkside which is fitting a car tyre to the back wheel , there is a lot of very good reports about doing it especially on extra milage upto 6 times more than the normal tyre. Also it does'nt seem to effect the handling. I didn't go to the darkside myself as couldn't find out as to whether it would effect my insurance .So I think this is what Sid was refering to .

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Re: I rode it today!

Postby Sidcar » Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:14 pm

Darkside??
Explanation please.
May the force be with you.

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Re: I rode it today!

Postby bjatwood » Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:51 pm

bykerbiker covered the (darkside) explanation very nice...

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Re: I rode it today!

Postby redial » Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:05 pm

There is a forum for Darksiders, and you can even register as a member, and have that number displayed. The emblem used is like Darth Vader's helmet.

A lot of people on that site like the Runflats in a car tyre, because you can ride some distance without damaging the tyre, even though it has been punctured. A good safety feature for a mc. I am not suggesting one way or the other, and regarding the insurance I think that you should write to your insurance company and tell them that you have a car tyre that is the correct size and await their reply. Do not rely on telephone, as there may not be any record, and the same with email. Fax or regular post works. In case there is any pushback at a later stage, you can always say that you wrote to them to confirm the arrangement.

Then you have to get yourself a device like LittleBeaver has designed, so that you can change the wheel yourself, as some shops are reluctant to put a car tyre on a mc, as they might be held liable or negligent or something. Having a sidecar on your GW, I can understand why you might like to have the grip of car tyre, so check it out further.

PS The ice cream I had today was nearly as delicious as the ride to get it :lol:
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Re: I rode it today!

Postby SteveB123 » Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:15 am

No riding in eastern Ontario today.


Wind chill of -37C, air temp of -29C when i got to work this a.m.
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Re: I rode it today!

Postby felon » Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:43 am

It was a great day to ride in sunny warm Arizona yesterday. :D

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Re: I rode it today!

Postby bjatwood » Wed Jan 23, 2013 11:23 am

felon wrote:It was a great day to ride in sunny warm Arizona yesterday. :D

Lucky You!!! :D

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Re: I rode it today!

Postby felon » Wed Jan 23, 2013 11:57 am

Maybe now, but when it's 110 or 113, it's not so nice. When grips so hot you can't put your hand on them or your backside gets a little warm when you sit down. Middle of summer here really sucks, but rest of the year isn't really too bad. :D

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Re: I rode it today!

Postby Sidcar » Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:46 pm

-2C today, I was going to nip out on the Wing lunchtime but it started to snow again.
Fitting car tyres to sidecar outfits is quite common over here but why you would fit one to a solo is beyond me, except as a drastic cure for constipation perhaps. :D

Sid

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Re: I rode it today!

Postby BigDee » Wed Jan 23, 2013 4:41 pm

The low temp in Southern Oregon was 52, and the bike just WOULD NOT stay in the garage! I had to jump on it to keep it from running away! What a blast to have a mid-January ride! :D


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