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by dirt dobber
Mon Sep 19, 2011 10:26 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Looking for Jacket in Hot, Cold and rainy conditions
Replies: 11
Views: 5144

Re: Looking for Jacket in Hot, Cold and rainy conditions

i bought this two wks. ago, hadn't been in rain yet But i really like it. no armor, has thurma liner not removel. came in handy leaving early in the 50's. list 98$ plus tax. (H-D dealer).
by dirt dobber
Thu Sep 15, 2011 6:28 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: EPA Certified Pipes ONLY in New Hampshire? New Law Attempt!
Replies: 4
Views: 2004

Re: EPA Certified Pipes ONLY in New Hampshire? New Law Attem

Around my neck of the woods the ground shakes and my eyes rattle around in my head every time a pick up goes by. So many of the "locals" "NEED" to remove the stock exhaust from their trucks to get the REAL power out of it. I am close to an intersection so all night long I get to hear them racing ar...
by dirt dobber
Thu Sep 15, 2011 9:34 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Need advice on a first bike, Looking at HD and Triumph..
Replies: 9
Views: 4710

Re: Need advice on a first bike, Looking at HD and Triumph..

i agree, we can test drive auto & trucks But, not motorcycles. i didn't ask thou. if i had rode a sportster i probley wouldn't have bought it. comming off a tmax (scooter) i was use to beening able to idenify what was behind me. (way behind).plus wind.
by dirt dobber
Wed Sep 14, 2011 6:50 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Our greatest fear as bikers...
Replies: 20
Views: 5691

Re: Our greatest fear as bikers...

1. u-turns :crash:
2.real slow speed.
by dirt dobber
Tue Sep 13, 2011 7:44 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Samaritans rescue man stuck under burning car!
Replies: 1
Views: 1060

Re: Samaritans rescue man stuck under burning car!

that was all the news today tue. 9-13-11. i couldn't help from wondering why it caught fire? i crashed my sportster after i got it (fell on left side in a u-turn) and some gas run out from filler cap (not much but, some). i ask dealer about that and was told it would do that. kind of scary, what if ...
by dirt dobber
Sat Sep 03, 2011 10:09 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: H-D viberation
Replies: 1
Views: 1862

H-D viberation

on a road trip last two day (about 200 miles), in some direction wind was worse than others directions, i put my hand on top of my helment things cleared up quiet a bit, then i pulled clutch in at 65 mph that didn't help so, it's not the motor that causes the viberation, it's the wind comming up und...
by dirt dobber
Mon Aug 29, 2011 6:32 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: fingers go numb
Replies: 34
Views: 20009

Re: fingers go numb

here is my solution to the num problem for me, CRAMP BUSTER, i still have to stretch my hand, move my fingers, 15$.
better watch about changing your grips, you might mess up the throttle, i know one that did, it's got notches in there.
by dirt dobber
Thu Aug 25, 2011 6:58 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Practice before MSF course
Replies: 11
Views: 5358

Re: Practice before MSF course

well, my 2cents, i started at age 72, 1st, on a 250 Hyosung :scooter: (2700 miles) 1 yr, 2nd,Yamaha tmax 500 :scooter: (8600 miles)2yrs, then traded for a H-D almost 3 mo now have 3,642 miles on it. i learned around my house & H-D in a parking lot before i hit the road(they delivered it) 1 crash in ...
by dirt dobber
Thu Aug 18, 2011 11:54 am
Forum: Start Your Engines - Introduce Yourself
Topic: Local Club
Replies: 5
Views: 3103

Re: Local Club

yu hu, southern cruiser's is world wide, click (google) SOUTHERN CRUISER INTERNATIONAL to find a chapter near you. also has USA chapters. when i first joined, i rode a yamaha tmax 500 :scooter: . woun't loud like some of those big bikes. :laughing: :laughing:
by dirt dobber
Tue Aug 09, 2011 9:14 am
Forum: Performance and Mods
Topic: engine guard (vinyl cover).
Replies: 1
Views: 4880

engine guard (vinyl cover).

i had a yamaha tmax before i got a sportster, i didn't have to worry about rain so much. But i got cought in a rain 1 night & my legs got soaking wet down into my boots, finally figured out why, it was spray front the front wheel mosley. Question, has anybody used these shields? if so, do you like t...
by dirt dobber
Fri Aug 05, 2011 6:56 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: HOG Poll
Replies: 31
Views: 17419

Re: HOG Poll

well, i voted for freedom, the moderator from ontario at the beginning (pg. 1) said everything very good. i only had mine 2 mo. got 3,219 miles on it. had 2 :scooter: before. when some one hears mine they don't have to ask is that a Harley.
by dirt dobber
Fri Aug 05, 2011 6:27 pm
Forum: Start Your Engines - Introduce Yourself
Topic: Newbie from Georgia
Replies: 6
Views: 3149

Re: Newbie from Georgia

welcome carpenter, :welcome: wow, riding 40 years, bet you got some storys to tell. pic. pic.
by dirt dobber
Tue Aug 02, 2011 7:09 pm
Forum: Performance and Mods
Topic: Possible helmet change to modular if fits over glasses
Replies: 4
Views: 5871

Re: Possible helmet change to modular if fits over glasses

i have a HJC modular sy-maxII it has sun vison that is retractible & you can wear it with your glasses on. you have to take glasses off to put helment on & then put your glasses on. i know because i just tried it. i don't wear glasses except to read. i bought it about 3 yr. ago 249.00 + tax at a yam...
by dirt dobber
Sat Jul 30, 2011 11:10 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Happy Birthday, Wrider!
Replies: 14
Views: 3357

Re: Happy Birthday, Wrider!

happy birthday Wrider :happybirthday:
by dirt dobber
Fri Jul 29, 2011 9:41 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Burned with hot pipes.
Replies: 15
Views: 3889

Re: Burned with hot pipes.

humm, like Andrea said, interestering question. i like the response i getting, thank you. i sure there is some good one's to come. I put a ice cube under my sock over the brand yesterday until bed time. ended up wetting 2 socks & my shoe before i thought of putting a folded paper towel below to keep...
by dirt dobber
Thu Jul 28, 2011 12:31 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Burned with hot pipes.
Replies: 15
Views: 3889

Burned with hot pipes.

i just got back from a ride, horn quit working, pulled into garage left side against wall, turned switch on & was leaning over to wiggle the wire under handle bar,(left side) (had just pulled pants legs up) to try to get horn working left leg touched 1 hot pipe, got a brand now about the size of a s...
by dirt dobber
Wed Jul 27, 2011 11:02 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: traded my yamaha tmax
Replies: 5
Views: 2403

Re: traded my yamaha tmax

Congratulations on the new Harley-Davidson Sportster! You will definately have to post up photo of it. I know what you mean about making it a little louder, just a word of caution, don't go with straight pipes or really loud pipes, your neighbours will hate you and that's not cool right? :D You sai...
by dirt dobber
Wed Jul 20, 2011 4:27 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: BMW FORK FAILER
Replies: 5
Views: 2846

Re: BMW FORK FAILER

There was an older thread on ADV about this. Older F650GS's had some fork failures. Apparently around 2003 BMW redesigned the fork, but never recalled the older bikes or acknowledged a problem. Now we have this bike, which is a new G650GS and should have the newer, post-2003 fork design. This is fi...
by dirt dobber
Tue Jul 19, 2011 1:50 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: BMW FORK FAILER
Replies: 5
Views: 2846

BMW FORK FAILER

i read this on ADVenture rider ride the world forum about a 2011 bmw g 650 gs with 95 miles on it, fork broke on a straight away 40mph.
by dirt dobber
Mon Jul 18, 2011 9:20 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: HELP! Sun Glare
Replies: 13
Views: 14479

Re: HELP! Sun Glare

here is what happins when you don' have a winshield.