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CaseyJ955

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About CaseyJ955

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    89 Venture 1300, Blue.

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    Tony B.

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    Black Hills, SD, United States

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    Black Hills

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    SD

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    Motorcycling, shooting, camping, vid games.
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    89 Venture Royale, Blue. 99 Vmax.

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  1. I had no idea, I was bellyaching when some of my favorites were costing about a buck a click to fire. Time to start reloading!
  2. Bump. The price is now "best offer". If it dives below a grand I'll be hanging onto the Ignitek for my Vmax, but the OEM one will go with the bike. I also still have the Vmax heads/cams/intakes that can be worked in. My back and bones have gotten so that I cant sit long enough to justify keeping a touring bike. Regrettably it will have to go. If it's still here by fall I'll be parting out, which I hope not to do since it's a complete running bike with many of the concern areas already addressed. It's still in SD, outside Rapid City, close to Sturgis. All the bodywork is pres
  3. She looks pretty darn good to me! I've never been to Scotland, a Scotlandless Scot. Welcome!!
  4. General experience, not Venture specific; Often enough an HID or LED element installed into a lamp designed for a halogen bulb will make significantly more light, but the way the bulb emits light is different, (unless tech has addressed this in the last couple years). When I was playing around with this and I found that a lot of that extra power was partially going toward blinding oncoming traffic and could not be focused or adjusted enough to be considered safe. light splashing out everywhere. I ended up returning to a halogen, the Osrams in every case except my offroad specific lights
  5. I de-linked, did the R6 calipers, EBC HH pads and braided lines. Very happy, so much better. None of the OEM calipers I removed were working correctly. IMHO, a delink, lines and pads alone would make a notable difference, even on servicable OEM calipers. In the last few years I've done my Vmax and Venture and I've never removed an OEM caliper that was still servicable. 30+ years on a caliper is considerable, especially knowing how often folks skip the 2-year brake flush maintenance. Hell, even the R6 calipers I scored off ebay got taken apart when I got them home and I'm glad I did i
  6. Years ago, I got one of those little Craftsman 12 piece socket sets with reverse rifling cut into the ID specifically for backing out rounded bolt heads. Those have saved my caboose more than a few times. Tap a snug one on with a hammer and your golden, probably. Craftsman are now China made and have plummeted to Harbor Freight levels of quality so bast case is you get a socket that works once before it is dulled or broken. If the vice grip trick fails you could try a small pipe wrench and two hands. Food for thought.
  7. I'm not a trike guy, yet, but no doubt the Royal Star is an attractive bike with a lot to offer, I'm quite partial to the V4 and the solid build quality. Your infatuation is well understood. Someone local floated an 1835cc Type I mid-engine trike a couple years back $$$, sure not intended for touring but sexy as hell nonetheless. it got me thinking about trikes. The Royal Star looks like it was made to be a trike, it just fits the bill and looks right with either 2 or three wheels. I honestly dont think you can go wrong with a Royal Star trike, I've yet to ride one but I know from bei
  8. X2, it looks precarious. I wonder how that would wear the rear tire if towed any distance. Even w/o torque applied I wonder if it would feather and wear it prematurely before you get it to the destination. A single place motorcycle trailer is light and usually cost effective, the HD guys have sure time/mileage tested them over and over again 😆 I see them on CL now and again reasonably priced.
  9. Happy Easter all, oh yea, and happy spring too!!
  10. Shes a beauty! I see round bales, so I'm guessing you also have some elbow room and open roads too.
  11. That is exactly what I needed to know, now I can pull the CB and send it along to someone who will use it. So the cruise control brain resides elsewhere on this bike? I did not notice it in there last time I had it apart, but it was probably hidden by this insane wiring harness. There is enough harness in this scoot to wire a dang S-class.
  12. I know I saw this info out here but not easy to find. I'm putting my steed on a diet and wish to remove the CB and AM/FM and CLASS. Does this effect cruise control? If so what was the work around. I have distant memories of this being an issue for someone else. Any info or a link to the info would be great! Thanks all.
  13. I hate to be the bearer of terrible news, but cannabis is not likely to help that situation one little bit haha.
  14. If I were in his shoes I would consider not getting a card at all. I dont plan to, I've heard this before of other states, and the laws here have not even been written yet. I think getting a medicinal card is a very long ways to go to try a pinch of a different strain or two to see if it seems like it may be an appropriate treatment for him. For medicinal purposes, a little goes a pretty long ways, generally. One could purchase recreational and use it medicinally. General consensus is that medicinal tends to be slightly better, but a quality recreational strain is *plenty* potent for
  15. I know, no politics but I hope this is allowable. Voters in SD have forsaken prohibition, finally. I figured with the recent crackdown (rightly so) on opioids that SD voters would soon see the value in allowing medicinal it as an option. It was a still a surprise, but most surprising is that South Dakota just became the first state in which voters approved medicinal and recreational at the very same time, much to our governors chagrin. She would not even budge on industrial hemp until it became known that voters had successfully added cannabis measures on Nov 2020. The voters have no
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