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Boondocker
Posted on Friday, October 11, 2019 - 11:33 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Just thought I'd pop in and say that the bike is still running good! ...and I'm enjoying our slight cool down around here in Central Florida.

I'll prolly make a run up to Willy's Tropical Tattoo Chopper show next Thursday then I'll be up at Juniper Springs camping and doing a little riding around Ocala National Forest.

Just wanted to throw it out there that I don't show up here just when something is going sideways! Haha.

Love these bikes!

Cheers,
Claude



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Natexlh1000
Posted on Friday, October 11, 2019 - 11:50 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Yes. We need more of these threads.

My contribution:
I turned the key to "ON" and started the engine.
Drove it to work.
Was cold; turned on grips. Both worked.
No errors to report.
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Shoggin
Posted on Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 12:29 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Thats a sweet skid plate! Where'd ya get it?
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Cupcake_mike
Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2019 - 09:03 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

looks like one dean adams made, which was a knockoff of tourtech.

I ran out of gas on my uly yesterday. It was a nice day above 60 and my day off this week. Its been a couple weeks since these stars have aligned; i've been working 6-13s a week for the last month, with another month to go.

I carry 1.5 gallons of extra fuel on my uly and, of course, I poured this excess into the tank before leaving the house, since I figured it might be awhile be I rode again and i didnt want it to go bad (goofy ass fall kansas weather).

So, I decide to run up to this coffee shop in downtown kc that is having a "end of the season" bike get together type thing; about 50 miles from the house. My low fuel light comes own just a few blocks away, no problem, i'll fill up when I leave. Get there, have a smoke and eye the bikes, even saw a uly. Go to buy a cup of coffee and guess what, I left my wallet on the counter at home. Damn.

Well, I definitely can't make it 50 miles on "reserve", but I figure I will try to get as far as I can. I take a more populated/less scenic route this time to lessen the chance of being stranded somewhere no one will find me. I actually made it the farthest I ever have on "reserve", about 37 miles (the couple other times i've ran out of gas it happened at around 27). Still about 12 miles from the house though : (

I walked the bike about a mile to the next exit (and gas station). About 500ft away a nice fella stopped and offered to take my 1 gal rotopax to the station and fill it for me. Hell of a nice guy.

Emptied the can into the tank and was on my way, made it home safe and sound to be laughed at by wife. Great day!
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Boondocker
Posted on Monday, October 14, 2019 - 09:11 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Good morning,
Shoggin, that is a Touretech skid plate.

Mike, I love that story, I have the same philosophy when it comes to motorcycle trips or any kind of adventure traveling for that matter. Plan and prepare but adapt as you go... I rarely have much structure in my schedule.

I'm very lucky that my wife is the same way. Sometimes the best adventures are the ones that go sideways.

Cheers,
Claude
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