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WillyT
Posted on: Jun 13 2010, 04:30 PM


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Julie and Bryan, I'm sorry but I've been out of pocket for awhile and just now saw this post. I'm deeply saddened by your loss. Know that my thoughts and prayers are with you both.


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WillyT
Posted on: Jun 13 2010, 04:22 PM


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For me, the world seems a little emptier and lonely when a friend departs. When it's someone like Jim, who for me was a great riding partner who visibly loved motorcycling, it leaves a hole in my heart, even though I know he's in a very special place now.

Christine and Jordan, I know you both are hurting very much right now. Know that my thoughts, prayers and best wishes are with you both in this sad time.


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WillyT
Posted on: Dec 29 2009, 02:59 PM


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Thanks for the tire feedback guys -- it helps a lot. I've been reading mostly positive stuff about the Cobras, with only a few complaints about low mileage. As I'm currently replacing only the front tire (a discontinued Avon Venom), I was hoping the Cobra would be a better profile match for my rear Venom. Plus, I hear the Cobras are good in the snow... ph34r.gif

Thank you for offering up the world-famous Meier garage, Carol! I'd like to take you up on that offer and will pm you.


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WillyT
Posted on: Dec 28 2009, 01:52 PM


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I need a new front tire for the old X, so started by looking throught the posts here and on VTXOA. Deciding on an Avon Cobra, I called Rob at Let It Ride and got one ordered. Nice guy, good price, so I'm driving over Denver in a few weeks to pick it up. But the rub is that he doesn't do mounting and balancing, instead referring me to a guy he knows that does them out of his garage. Rob tells me this fellow is opening a garage next door to Let It Ride in February so the tires can just be taken next door for mounting. But because of some bad experiences with scratched/damaged rims, I'm nervous about using someone I don't know.

I called a shop where I live and was quoted $70 for one tire. No kidding. Does anyone have a recommendation for mount and balance in Denver?
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WillyT
Posted on: Nov 8 2009, 01:00 PM


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You gotta laugh at that Southpark episode!

I live in the country in southern Colorado. On most days, the only man-made sounds I hear on my deck are the unmuffled harleys on Highway 50, 3 miles away.

Like loud pipes or not, things are changing.

For some time, law enforcement agencies have asked for a simple, cost-effective and consistent way to measure the sound of street bikes. So the SAE created a new standard in May 2009. Called J2825, it establishes standards for the test site, instrumentation, testing conditions, procedures, measurements and sound level limits. The AMA, who supports it, has even written template legislation around J2825 so that local communities and states can easily use it to write new, consistent motorcycle sound laws.

You can google J2825 to find out more. Here's a link to the Motorcycle Industry Council's position on it: http://www.mic.org/news062409.cfm

It remains to be seen if the aftermarket will be forced to comply with J2825 standards. But I hope everyone with an aftermarket exhaust kept their stock setup -- it might be awhile until the aftermarket companies can get someone to certify and stamp their systems J2825 compliant for each bike they make them for.

Cheers!
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WillyT
Posted on: Jul 27 2008, 05:07 PM


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That's a fun one!


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Posted on: Jul 20 2008, 10:01 PM


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Looks like they moved the video to here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scjb_f95diA


Cheers!

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WillyT
Posted on: Jun 20 2008, 08:56 AM


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I'm leading the Mt. Evans ride on Friday, Curves and Canyons on Monday. Don't have crew members that I know of.

Will also have my truck and small utility trailer at LQ over the ride-in. The trailer has a motorcycle chock and is set up for transporting one bike (I'm bringing my VTX on it).

My cell is 719-207-3461.

Bill Tucker
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Posted on: Jan 30 2008, 06:44 PM


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Yup, electricity and water too -- woo hoo!

Thanks for the welcome -- it's glad to be back in the saddle...

Cheers everyone!

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Posted on: Jan 30 2008, 06:33 PM


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Any ride with you just wouldn't be the same if you weren't on your yellow monster!
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Posted on: Jan 30 2008, 06:22 PM


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I think we've all been surprised by cars suddenly appearing out of nowhere. Sometimes the color of it just blends in with the background, or it comes from behind other cars. I think Carol did the right thing by going out slowly, able to stop if someone suddenly appeared. I bet your heart missed a beat or two though! ohmy.gif


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