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    Thanks, pdksh, for confirming. Cooter says 105...

    Thanks, pdksh, for confirming. Cooter says 105 is "pretty good for a Uly". Now the EBR--total other story and no, I have never run it out.

    Opto
  2. Thread: Well.....Bye.

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    Thanks for the useful map, SR. Cooter, after...

    Thanks for the useful map, SR. Cooter, after having the squeeze put on me multiple times I thought a grenade through the window would be appropriate but that was just adrenaline talking of course. ...
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    All, Well my stock 09 Uly with a biggish...

    All,

    Well my stock 09 Uly with a biggish windscreen makes it to 105mph and that's it--My '67 650 Norton Dominator, about the same. The Uly has twice the cc's, same weight and 50 years newer--am...
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    Cooter and all, Speaking of lane...

    Cooter and all,

    Speaking of lane splitting--I think CA is the only state that permits it. When I do it here in WA people get really choked--too bad. Anyway, a couple of things. Driving in CA,...
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    Jeez, Cooter, you are scaring me with the high...

    Jeez, Cooter, you are scaring me with the high speed wreck. Glad you were able to walk away from it but the Adrenalin rush must have been extreme. Tell us how stiff and sore you are after that.
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    Cooter, Shame about the new fairing. I...

    Cooter,

    Shame about the new fairing. I have one if you like but it comes attached to my RX. All, I can say for sure is that it
    is good we didn't have the EBR's up in Idaho!

    Opto
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    Really, NJ--after 3 beers what difference does it...

    Really, NJ--after 3 beers what difference does it make?
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    Thanks for the encouraging words, Cooter--It is...

    Thanks for the encouraging words, Cooter--It is only a 2500 mile round trip. I worked it out for the Pickup towing the camping trailer w the bike in the bed. Maybe sounds weird but for fuel worked...
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    All, And in the meantime my EBR sits...

    All,

    And in the meantime my EBR sits gathering dust in the barn--someone take me to Button Willow plz plz!

    Opto
  10. Thread: Main question

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    All--This Valdo dude is whacked on something or...

    All--This Valdo dude is whacked on something or has some "issues"--all a big waste of bandwidth. Unpleasant to read also.

    The simple fact is that I own this site -- and Cooter and Lunatic and...
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    My tire discovery are the Avon Trailriders--I...

    My tire discovery are the Avon Trailriders--I just put 2000 miles on them and they appear barely scuffed. Lots of rain, freeway, gravel and even wet grass. Best yet in my book

    Opto
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    Dishes?--Must be travelling on a trike or with a...

    Dishes?--Must be travelling on a trike or with a sidecar. I do carry a ceramic cup, nice for coffee and two small plastic plates.

    Opto
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    Ha that's funny, Cooter--Well it would wake one...

    Ha that's funny, Cooter--Well it would wake one up enough to make another run to the beer store, I guess.

    Thinking about Bike trips across Country back in the day, low on bucks and heavy on ...
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    just want to add: camping involves a lot of time...

    just want to add: camping involves a lot of time plus being in the right mood. When you find a place to hang out for awhile and can cook your fish or just watch the water flow by--then it is great...
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    Whoever invented the Thermos bottle should have...

    Whoever invented the Thermos bottle should have gotten a Nobel. You can keep your AM coffee hot for later and your water nice and cold.

    I pack a Kelley Kettle--fastest way to get some hot water,...
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    All right everyone, it is time for truth and...

    All right everyone, it is time for truth and candidness. I bought my EBR brand new in 2014. I really need for it to have a new home, not in my garage.
    Big Mistake but I purchased the bike with...
  17. Thread: pragmatic

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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larder--here is the...

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larder--here is the story on Larder. I dunno--always has been part of my lanquage. Plus we have an actual larder of sorts for all the canned stuff we put up.

    I will...
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    3419--Oh yeah, the Drummer. I agree Kevin is a...

    3419--Oh yeah, the Drummer. I agree Kevin is a first rate guy. The exhaust is beaucoup loud though. The only fix I can come up with is really well fitted earplugs.

    The bike seemed to perk up...
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    3419--The larder is your pantry where all your...

    3419--The larder is your pantry where all your food goodies are stored. In my case I had some dried apples and pears, some canned tuna, canned peaches and such. Plus some home water in a thermos. ...
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    All,

    just completed a 2000mile round trip from Pac NW to Napa, CA and Back. New Avon Trailriders. Lots of rain, twisties and about 30%I-5.

    Hummed along. Fuel average 40mpg . Slower...
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    to dantroop, I would love to find a home for...

    to dantroop,

    I would love to find a home for my EBR so PM me if you want to discuss. I have never done a track day and probably never will--for some reason it spooks me more than riding on the...
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    Hello, All, I generally agree that the...

    Hello, All,

    I generally agree that the situation on the roads has deteriorated for us bikers. However, it seems much worse on the East Coast. Out here in the West ( excluding the big Urbans)...
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    Nah, What "it" is saying--"I have 15,000 miles,...

    Nah, What "it" is saying--"I have 15,000 miles, newish tires and am looking for a new home".

    I am enjoying the putt mode that the Uly offers, plus the roomy luggage. I think hyper-mode has...
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    Just my two cents --I bought a new EBR RX in...

    Just my two cents --I bought a new EBR RX in 2014. I couldn't decide--fairing(RX) or easy riding position(SX). I ended up getting the RX and raising the bars so now have a nutzoid kind of cruiser....
  25. Thread: Helmets

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    OK, I will jump in--Schuberth is the best yet as...

    OK, I will jump in--Schuberth is the best yet as far as I am concerned. First, they are quiet. Then there is the internal drop down sunglasses which have saved me more than once. they are wired...
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