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  1. DRZFamily

    O/T Project finished!

    The suspension is stock but brand new. When we got it the MPG was around 10, now its almost 16 combined driving. We have between 500 and 700 hours in this truck. I shot the paint, he did the prep and body work. You can't see it in pictures but the blue has silver flakes in it. I had never done a spray in liner, I really like the way this one came out. Not thick enough. I'm going to do my truck this spring
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    O/T Project finished!

    I know this is OT but this is my favorite part of TT. I bought this for my son when he was almost 15. He's now almost 17. I can't remember what we repaired, replaced, or rebuilt. Our personal best was truck all together, drive train taken apart to the clutch, then put back together in 2 hours, five minutes (they sold me the wrong clutch) Spike TV doesn't have anything on us! The lean to the right in the photos is all fixed, BTW, NEVER add 2 1/4 inch spacers to a vehicle. We bought it that way and it caused a lot of problems. All fixed now.
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    Winter Prep, a different idea?

    Its getting cooler at night. Already BIG ski and snowboard sales here in Colorado. I bet some members here have even blown the dust off the old battery tender to get it ready to use, looking around for an old coolwhip bowl to catch the gas from the bowl. Well NOT ME! Not giving in to snow! Now, this is what I've done for "winter prep", won't work for everyone but, might give some ideas! I sanded down the trailer, applied an expoxy primer and just finished it bright orange. Added 11 inch long LED taillights and LED marker lights. Have some cheap "custom" graphics coming for the fenders. Then rotated the tires and packed the bearings. By doing this, long after the snow has landed by the yard in the high country, I can keep my bike going with trips to UT, and AZ. So, don't give in to snow this year! head West! Its a lot easier than prepping your machine for a long winter storage!
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    Need handicap rider info, most fun I've ever had !

    Just found out, there is a light weight folding cane. Fits right into the bags!
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    Need handicap rider info, most fun I've ever had !

    Its wood, maybe 3 1/2 feet long. Too short to be used as an emergency putter. I'm contacting Victory and see what they have. I can't be the only one with a need like this. A back rest that folds down would be nice as well. Never carried a passenger before. Its nice having a back scratcher! My wife swears she doesn't need it as long as I'm with her. She also suggested just carrying it on her lap. I just worry about an accident and the cane becoming a hazard. thanks for the effort, but please don't make things for your bike. Go out and enjoy the bike. I'm betting there is something that bolts right up to my bike.
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    O/T but would like to share

    I learned that two 18 wheelers won't fit into the same lane, no matter how far one pulls to the right I learned they only attempt this when coming at you, from around a curve I learned I can ride my cruiser on the very last 4 inches of shoulder at 70 MPH I learned a black seat won't show stains but jeans will
  7. I'll keep this short. My wife asked me to take her riding. So off we went on a quick trip around the neighborhood. Thirty miles later, we pulled back into the garage. This is a really BIG deal and I can't believe how nice it was having my wife along. Does anyone have a link to a street bike site the quality of TT? Anyone have experience with a handicaped passenger? I need to safely carry a cane. I need to have a technique for helping my wife off without 700 pounds of bike falling on her. Thanks guys
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    O/T but would like to share

    As I said before, you guys are my favorite part of TT. Even if you don't mix oil and gas. And I figure I'm about the newest street rider here. With 1000 miles on my new bike and just finishing a 400 mile trip, thought I'd share some things I learned today. Just returned from a trip of just under 400 miles with a friend of mine. He rides a VFR750 I learned that a Little ground bird can get stuck between the passenger peg and the pipe on a VFR I learned that 40 miles isn't enough time to cook that same bird all the way through, and it will leave a real mess on chrome pipes. I learned that a full dressed bike, pulling a matching trailer, when crossing train tracks at 70 MPH, will cause the trailer to completely leave the ground. I wonder if the rider of that bike learned that at the same time I did? I learned that a Point of Interest probably isn't. I learned that letting a crotch rocket lead may lead to exceeding the posted speed limit. I learned that the cop car in Eads is just a decoy with a cutout of a person sitting inside. I learned you can get a burrito at a bait shop I learned that they keep the burritos and worms in the same cooler. I learned that your "good riding buddy" will let you purchase and start to eat the burrito before telling you about rather large insects he saw inside the cooler. I learned I can use a hook shot to toss a partially eaten burrito a good 5 yards straight into the trash can. I learned no matter how big the windshield on your bike is, the really big nasty insects will hit your hand. I learned that even the biggest insect hitting your hand, will miss all the plastic armor on your glove. I learned that Kit Carson just sounds like an interesting place. I learned Kit Carson should have a more active "say no to Crack" program, or make belts mandatory. I learned that to be a for real, on the map town, all that is required are two dwellings and one dog. I learned that you can put more stuff on a bicycle than you can a dresser. I learned that hwy 96 is as close to a private road a person can come to. I learned that it feels good to stick your legs straight out in front and let wind blow up your legs. I learned insects follow relative winds and fit real well up your pant legs. I learned no matter how tight your sleeves are, a biting, stinging insect can still find it's way up your sleeve. I learned that a biting, stinging insect up your sleeve will be in a very bad mood. I learned that all the small towns are like finger prints, they all look the same unless you pay attention to the details, then they are all different. I learned you can sure meet some nice folks out there, in spite of what you read in the paper. I learned on a street bike, you can cover more ground at 60 than you can at 75. I learned to change the question from "why" to why not" when you see someone doing something a little different. Like walking across Colorado just for the heck of it.
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    O/T again but I FINALLY DID IT

    After being on my to do list for about a decade. I finally got a motorcycle endorsement on my license. Just returned from a trip around the block. It was a sixty mile trip, we have little blocks here. The class I took really paid off. The first day was painful, nothing but stuff geared to a rider that has never been on a bike before. Sure learned a lot today. I felt very comfortable on this big Thumper.
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    Can't believe I did this (O/T,Sorry)

    That is pretty, different as well, I like that.
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    Can't believe I did this (O/T,Sorry)

    I'm in DEEP trouble! Just spent the last two days pouring on line at used STREET BIKES! For my son no less. They still all look the same to me, any year any make. But I can't believe I'm looking at them. Figure I would match his money. But being the parent does have some great perks. Its still my bike till he is an adutl (better insurance rates, better grade insurance as well). and no "just needs TLC" projects. Haven't told him yet I'll match his money. haven't told the wife yet I'll match his money.
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    Can't believe I did this (O/T,Sorry)

    Thank you very much. The original plan was to get a license then take private lessons on my bike. The way its going to work out, I'm using theirs. There's some rough edges I'd like to work out with this machine.
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    Can't believe I did this (O/T,Sorry)

    Been looking at all the stuff that's available for the Victory. I can't believe it. I have no idea what some of it is. Arlen did a nice job for Victory. That fuel injected twin is sure nice when I need to add space to my comfort zone. The 300 MM brakes do equally as well. My friends have been taking me around. Funny, I've been here most of my life and have never paid any attention to the "back" roads around my town. I always knew they were there, just never thought of using them to get anywhere. A person can sure miss a lot of traffic.
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    Can't believe I did this (O/T,Sorry)

    I'm signed up Monday for a two day MSF corse. I tried to get my license through our DMV. Our Governor is getting a letter about that. DMV couldn't get me in till next month. My buddy became the responsible adult once again and took me out riding, 60 miles through traffic. Had some errands to run. OK, I really hate cell phones now.
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    Can't believe I did this (O/T,Sorry)

    http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e274/tandkmaddox/NewVictory013.jpg This should be the other side.
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