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  1. I traded my 2008 RSV in toward a 2023 Indian Challenger. I loved my Venture and wish Yamaha had properly updated it to keep me on board.
    7 points
  2. Son and girlfriend had their Gender Reveal and barbecue at our house today with friends and both Fathers and Moms. They divulged they will be having a GIRL in September. This is mine and Phantom Wife's(Beverly) first grand child! Looking forward to her arrival!!!
    6 points
  3. Finally got to meet Steve S today, my plan was to buy him lunch and barrage him with questions about his back surgery experience since I’m facing one soon. Instead he beat me to the register and paid for my lunch and helped me to feel a lot more comfortable about the surgery. He and his wife spent an hour and a half talking about bikes and experiences with me. Another great VR member. Thanks Steve.
    4 points
  4. Hello Venture Friends. I met with the Nurse Practitioner for a follow up on my surgery in January. I got some great news on my recovery. My back is healing very well and I can now lift 20 to 25 pounds and bend and twist a LITTLE. The bad news part is I cannot ride a motorcycle or shoot a gun for another 3 months. What was actually stated was, "NO HIGH IMPACT activities for another 3 months". I didn't bother telling her I didn't plan on "high impact" issues with the bike, but no one plans those either and they still happen. So, I will get the bro-in-law to ride it a little to keep it a little active. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers. Steve
    4 points
  5. Hit 100k while down here in Florida today.
    3 points
  6. Misery, all misery I tell yah. If more folks were to spend some time and come out to obtain the best meat in the country he wouldn't have to be so busy being retired and could actually spend time in the waste lands of cyber space and look for more lost folks who have not had the fantastic opportunity to relish in the devouring of the best vitals this side of eternity. I tell ya,,,,,, don't retire iffin you wants any time on your hands.
    3 points
  7. Hey guys! The watering hole is looking a little dry. I thought I'd start a topic about how all the good people are on here? What's been new with everyone? Any new bikes or big rides planned? Anybody end up in jail lately? lol Nothing real exciting on my end, got the Venture back the other day with the rebuilt front forks and steering neck bearings. Bought myself my first Harley a couple months back. It's a 2012 Dyna Switchback with 26k miles on it. In typical Harley fashion I put 400 miles on it and it broke down, damn stator anyway.... It did give me the chance to tear into a Harley for the first time and replace it, quite the job on there, but mostly straightforward. Other than that I've been taking classes for Civil Engineering Technology, enjoying that and trying to get an internship now. Anyway, I hope everyone is doing well! Have a great night
    3 points
  8. My old trailer is looking sad, so I figured I'd replace the fenders, remove the rust and give it a coat of paint. I happened to be perusing Craigslist and found a heavy duty trailer that was used to haul a trencher, smaller, but 10 ply tires, so it sits lower,... 2500 lb axle. It needed all the brackets that secured the trencher removed and a coat of paint. Wasn't really rusted, but would be soon without new paint. Spent the last day and a half doing just that, plus I welded a couple of new tie down points on it, then mounted a wheel chock I had in the garage. I'll still want to make sure the wheel bearings are properly greased, but that should be it. It's a little narrower and longer than my old trailer., (4x9) old one was (5x8). Should be a great trailer, dedicated to towing the bike. I'll still spiffy up the old trailer, but I'm diggin' this one much better for hauling Black Cherry. At $650.oo I think I'm well bought.
    3 points
  9. Just got out this week with new tires mounted and feels great again. Bike is 2012 Royal Star Venture with just under 125,000klm(77,670mil).
    3 points
  10. Well got the repaired exhaust Y pipe back on and have gone on a couple rides with and without trailer and my repair seems to be a success!!!! Did a deep clean on bike as I was waiting for muffler cement to cure as it was very filthy from ride to Fort Erie Ontario(200klm one way!) with the road splash going everywhere!
    2 points
  11. Mostly standing on the Rock, although at times I find that I slip off a little.
    2 points
  12. 2 points
  13. Don't let it lug to get going, keep the rpms up.
    1 point
  14. Maybe check the compression just to make sure. These engines have been known to hydrolock.
    1 point
  15. I'm finally going to be home long enough to actually ride some. So, I gave the old girl her annual bath. The plastics all look great, but the wind screen is starting to show the years. I'll likely have to replace it before next season.
    1 point
  16. The first thing to check is the battery. Take it to an Autozone or auto parts store and load test it. Even if it checks proper voltage that doesn't mean it will supply a load.
    1 point
  17. Thank you Ronnie for those kind words. I was the one that benefitted most from the wonderful lunch talk we had. It is great to meet other riders and enjoy the time with them. I am going to try a short ride Sunday to see if I can ride comfortably and maybe be able to ride down to the get together at KenLake. I'll let you know how it goes. Steve.
    1 point
  18. @PastorCurtAm already used to being ignored so won't be any different that way. Onlty time not ignored is when money is wanted from me which will be a lot more now that it is a GIRL!!!!
    1 point
  19. Congratulations
    1 point
  20. I get mine from Amazon.
    1 point
  21. Seafoam although a good product often does not do the trick. Best get a spray can of carb cleaner and spray the whole can into 1/4 tank of fuel. Once installed start the engine, run it on choke for a bit, then let it run for about 20 minutes every once in a while running the rpms up to 2000 for a minute or so. Shut it off, let cool and do it all again. 3 times is good. Now fill the tank and go for a ride keeping the rpms up. Could be a problem solver.
    1 point
  22. I THINk that dot 3, 4, and 5.1 are compatible.
    1 point
  23. Sounds like the one I am talking about.
    1 point
  24. I don’t know, haven’t seen him since Covid. I think he’s touring into a hermit, won’t come out to see his friends. 🤣🤣🤣
    1 point
  25. That's why @Marcarl got into the spider. He no longer has to remember, to put the kickstand down before stepping away from the bike.
    1 point
  26. I have two 89's in good condition and as long as I am able I will continue to keep them running. If I do end up making a change I most likley will go to an adventure bike of sorts. Harleys are way out of my budget and besides I am not the type to pamper a bike anyway. As long as it is sound mechanically I am happy, prferrring to ride than polish. I never cared for how the gold wing handles and the shifter location just does not work well for my foot. IMHO the bike is more suited to small people with small feet.
    1 point
  27. Get ahold of your factory fuel pump and replace the points in it. Check vent line from top of tank all the way down to the check valve all the way down to the bottom of the bike for blockage.
    1 point
  28. Hey that’s the big thing! Good on you for getting down and doing it! I had a part time guy as a painter when I was Director of Maintenance and he would like to get down and replace faucets etc. I told him to leave that to us, he doesn’t have to get down like that. Those old guys never listen! He still climbs trees and stuff to help out his neighbors and make a little side cash, tough ol boy!
    1 point
  29. Hi everybody, this looks like my first post... I noticed on my first night ride last night on my new Eluder that the switches, turn signal, infotainment system, etc. was not lit up on my handlebars. Well, it truly bugged me...so I instantly made some quick modifications; but I am not too happy with Yamaha's handlebar lighting efforts. Honda Goldwing is incredible with their handlebar lighting arrangement.
    1 point
  30. That is good news. I'm sure you can get some of our brothers here to come and ride your bike too LOL.
    1 point
  31. Sorry to hear that, Im really looking forward to seeing everyone again that we haven’t seen since Covid interrupted our get togethers. I have been talking to another long time member from up north about the possibility of having a get together up there next summer. Hopefully that can come to fruition and we’ll all have a chance to catch up.
    1 point
  32. Good news indeed!
    1 point
  33. Couple hours from the Corvette plant and museum. 1-1/2 hours from Nashville. Bourbon trail is further east of us. National quilt museum in Paducah if you want to learn how to sew. Southern Missouri/North Arkansas has some mountains and riding I hear, we haven’t made it over there yet. Bass Pro Memphis Pyramid if you’re into that. If you’re into fishing hang around a day or two, the new boat should be here by then. Room for 3 or people to fish in it. St Louis is about 4 hrs away if you like baseball.
    1 point
  34. Congrats on your Milestone and getting a picture... When I rolled 100K I was traveling to NH.. I was In MD and there was a sign on the interstate no stopping except for emergency.. I stopped anyway to get a picture of my Odometer... A state cop pulled up behind me and asked what the emergency was... I pointed to my odometer and said I needed a picture, he said wow that was an emergency.. He then blocked traffic so I could safely get back on the interstate... I Love seeing these bikes getting these miles.
    1 point
  35. Many thank' s to all and don't worry as a french canadian i try to do my best in english :)
    1 point
  36. Glad it fixed the problem. We ran some errands on the bike today, gonna pre-ride a route tomorrow for the rally.
    1 point
  37. I've already pulled compression, checked spark & changed plugs and narrowed it down to a fuel delivery issue before posing the question for parts here.
    1 point
  38. Ya gotta love the sellers description on this one!! https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1376391306418572/?ref=search&referral_code=null&referral_story_type=post&tracking=browse_serp%3Ad5ab6781-4a94-4849-9b67-df9032434d9e
    1 point
  39. They didn't actually promise anything. The primary issue is lack of work where I am. I know several of the guys at the place I'm going to and they all seem pretty happy there, plus they're pretty pleased that I'll be joining them. I'll be coming on board as a senior tech, which means I'll be doing more of the sort of work that will fit my experience and skill set, rather than jumping around on rooftops like I'm still 25 years old. I'll be doing more direction / supervision, kind of like a working foreman. They're taking me on, matching the benefits and pay above union scale that I've worked so hard to get where I am now. That's pretty rare, so I don't think they're expecting me to be a grunt. I've only 4 years to go until retirement and they know that and are still willing to take me on. I'm not comfortable with change, but I really should have done this years ago. They first offered me this spot in 2019, but I opted to stay loyal to the company I've been with for so long, but, like I said, I gotta work or I'll have to start contributing to my health benefits and my pension would suffer without full time hours. It's a necessary move. Even the people I'm close to in management with my current company are aware that I'm leaving and say I'm probably doing the right thing. They even floated the idea of paying me 40 hrs a week, working or not to keep me, but i declined That could only last for so long. I'm sure I'm doing the right thing. I hope....lol... Only 4 years to go....
    1 point
  40. The Skydoc and company have booked the last room at the Feather and Fin. Here's hoping that we will get to see a few old friends... and hopefully meet some NEW ones! I hope to see everyone there! Earl.
    1 point
  41. Hope you didn't throw those filters away. Without the spring those filters are probably still good as new and you could reuse them. Just thinking like Dutchman. Right @Marcarl?
    1 point
  42. I went to the spin on filter adapter and couldn’t be happier.
    1 point
  43. Must be going out for oysters.
    1 point
  44. Don't wear all that stuff but just my helmet is more expensive than any clothes I have. Not the picture I want to leave y'all with so I would add jeans, shirt and boots.
    1 point
  45. Guess the only way for me to get it now would be for me to buy your scooter!
    1 point
  46. OK...a bit late but we have a winner. The lucky witnner is Ragtop. Congratulations.
    1 point
  47. I was wondering if you could post picture of item please as I would like in on this! I have my 2012 Venture with 124727klms(77501.7miles) which I bought brand new and have driven it with great pride these many years . Drove it daily to work everyday (rain or shine from late March till snow stopped me,even during winter on good dry days) until retiring in 2020 because of health reasons (diagnosed with Diabetes) (also had 2 months short of 30 years). Ride it as much as I can except right now needs rear tire. Have gone out a few times still when dry just to keep my sanity in check!! Would have liked something newer but when retired wife showed up to show me what car she would like for my retirement present!!! So I will be driving my last(do not mind at all) for as long as I am around and maybe convert to keep going if I can! Not very lucky at draws so here goes!!!!(if I was I would have won SOMETHING by now!!)
    1 point
  48. Hi there folks. I have placed an ad in the classified section offering to sell RSV lift frame adapters. These can only be used on bikes without the centerstand on them. You mount them to the bikes lower frame first using a steel rod that is provided with the adapter, then slide a mc jack under it and lift the bike up. I built these with some new improvements over the one I had done before. This model has much better access to the oil filter. This is a much better set up & safer from using hockey pucks or lumber in my opinion. Being out of work for almost a year now I've decided to put my ideas and skills to use to provide some income from selling these as well as at the same time giving our members here a product that will see a lot of use. I'm asking $65 + shipping costs. I'll get a better idea as to the shippng costs next week. I'm guessing offhand at the moment something between $10 & $15. Pay Pal payments is available as well. Any questions please do contact me either here in PM or vie E-Mail Thanks in advance, Larry Skeels Update: Due to several requests for a self standing model I am now offering one that will allow the jack to be removed entirely. Current model will allow the wheels to be off the ground 5 - 5 1/2". Other heights available per request. Costs for this model will be $105 for local pick up or $125 shipped Update 1-07: I've added another option for those of you have my Freestanding lift adapter. I'm offering them now with foot pads welded on per request if wanted, for an additional $5. For those of you who already have my freestanding adapter I'm also offering a slip on foot for $15 which includes shipping. Both have a 3" square pad and will keep your legs from sinking into the ground, gravel, or blacktop drives for those who have no concrete. UPdate 2-8-07: It has come to my attention that the Larin jack is about 1/2" shorter than the width of the adapters. Which will make it much harder to get the jack centered properly. I have come up with a solution thou that will center the lift pads of the jack everytime and at no extra cost for the Larin jack owners. So if you have a Larin jack let me know before ordering and I will incorporate the modification before shipping an adapter out.
    1 point
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