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  1. Rich99


    Hummm, bike looks a little familiar, had an 83 for almost 17 years.
  2. Naven't been on here in ages, but if that were me standing there, I guess the new bike would make me smile a bit, but the cost, well; let[s just say I couldn't afford one anyway and leave it at that, lol.[/b]
  3. Old member, or aging member, lol, kind of sad that I haven't been an active member like I use to be, sure miss the days passed and the riding I use to do with everybody, but have lots of memorable picture of those days. Anyway, still take the scoot out as much as possible. Wanted to take it this weekend, but like you said, mother nature has other plans. Hopefully, this weekend works out and all of us can get together, take care.
  4. Forgot, should have made the print bigger so you...........I can read it, sorry, lol
  5. Was kind of wondering about you buying bikes right and left when you were getting up there in age and should have started slowing down, but I think the one time we e-mailed each other, you said your riding days were over with at that time, and I was still hoping to see your 99 RSV. So if it has to be, it has to be. I just look and think about my bike all the time wondering when it's going to come to a halt with me. I took Bessie out yesterday just because I had not ridden her for three weeks, and it was time to take her out to charge her battery. I could use the trickle charger, but not using it is what makes me take her out and still try to enjoy her as I'm still fit to do so some what. I don't think you ever mentioned you being a gun collector. With the amount of guns (1) I have, and rifles which come to one pellet rifle, 5 rifles and one shot-gun, they kept me busy for awhile, but haven't shot them now for several years when I took my son-in-law to the range to pop off a few rounds (this was an excuse to get him out of the house so we could set things up for a surprise 40th birthday party) but I took my 30-30 Winchester, my Ruger 44 Carbine and Remington 280 out which is my most accurate hi-powered rifle, and he seem to do a pretty good job hitting the target. Reloading my own shells worked pretty well also as I put 5 rounds right in the middle of the bulls-eye about the size of a quarter at 100 yards. But anyway, just re-newed my subscription on here and saw your post, so thought I'd just put a little bit on here myself. Just sad that sooner or later, some things must come to an end. Me, I think I've told you this, but stopped 5 yrs. ago putting Christmas light's up on the house, because my legs are too weak to do so. Anyway, we'll just keep passing our good............sometimes bad jokes back and forth to each other as my fingers can at least still type, lol. You have yourself a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Jack, take care.
  6. Rich99

    Life Sucks

    I hit 70 a couple of months ago SilvrT, but seem to feel like 80. After just putting my 90 yr. old father into a care home, I guess that's what did it of which the stress of putting him there just seems to be a bit much. In less that a week and a half, he went from taking care of his self and still drove a car; that car was just donated to Kars4Kids today as it was an old car with a lot of mileage, and just wanted to do something for the kids! But as my mother passed away 15 yrs. ago, my dad has just gotten lonely and wants to be with her now. This happened 5 weeks ago and because of the stress (long story as to why), I've lost 30 lbs. in that time, and my BP which use to run in the high 120's over the high 60's was only 87 over 51 today. Anyway, lot's of red tape as he wasn't a rich man, so glad your doing well and like everybody has been telling me, just take it one day at a time, take care.
  7. I'm I doing this right, it's the first time I replied back, or should it have been a quote. I'm old hat and like things to stay the way they are so I don't have to learn all over again how to use something, but guess I don't have to worry about it too much as since I'm not on here every day like I use to be; as a member, just hanging in there in order to keep in touch.
  8. No seat is too much good to me any more Jack, seems like age has done my left cheek in and (think I told you this before) I think it has to do with my diabetes. Whatever nerves are there, I guess you can say their shot as far as protecting me from pain on long rides, so keep rides down to a hundred to one hundred and fifty miles; the good old day of long rides has definitely taken a back seat.
  9. Don't know if I should open up a can of worms again or not. Got 24,000 miles out of a Dunlop 404 when then use to use a hard rubber, then they stopped making that tire out of this rubber, used a softer rubber, and still had the balls to call it the same tire; I never made it to 8,000 miles then. But I'll stop right there as this was brought up at length when that first happened, and Greed won over me keeping a tire that got good mileage.
  10. Don't know if this is going to work, but seeing your bad tire, was wondering if I can remember how to attach a pic since I haven't done it for so long just to show you one of my bad tires. I submitted it, but I don't think it worked, no sweat; was just an experiment. All be dipped, it worked.
  11. You could be right, but with the amount of money it takes to do a cruise, it's not something for us poor people. Hitting the lotto would make it much easier!
  12. That's where I seem to come up on the losing end. 99% of everything I do is by myself. The only thing I do with the wife now is go out to dinner every Saturday night. But since she joined "Weight Watcher's" and lost 90 lbs., even that isn't any fun any more because we don't go to all the places we use to go and have fun picking anything on the menu. I've learned to live with it as she has a phobia of being afraid of everything and anything, so she just stays home and sews. crosswords, and soaps. I guess you could say that I'm honoring those marriage vows "for better or for worse", so we'll just leave it at that.
  13. Hi everybody, Haven't thrown a thread out here in a long time, and there's been a lot of old names that have left, and a lot of new ones. Been a long time since first motorcycle riding first started, but even longer since I've been on a cruise, because I've never been on one. I know, guess I could have gone a long time ago, but the wife doesn't do water or ships, and that's why I've never gone. It always came down to double occupancy of which I couldn't do, and they don't have single cabins. But sort of fell into this cruise where my niece bought my sister a cabin for a birthday gift paying the double occupancy price (she's got the ) just for her. She asked if anybody else wanted to join the cruise, so I asked my sister if she'd like a cabin partner, and wala............ my first cruise. This will probably be my first and last cruise, and my niece bought a mini-suite for my sister, that's where dollar signs started appearing. So just wanted to spread the news of one of my last hoo-rahs in retirement. Wish me luck, and hope sea sickness doesn't set in, or some sort of virus shows up on ship. I'll just keep a and see what it's like to be waited on hand and foot.
  14. Yup, both the wife's laptop and my Dell desktop went on the fritz together, all because XP was starting to collapse, and was told it wouldn't be supported after April 8th, so I went down to the only computer store and was told that he didn't even sell Windows 8. All I heard up to that point was that it was no good. So just hooked up my new computer today, hooked up the wife's laptop, and we're good to go. Was told Windows 8.1 was better, but stuck with the man running the computer store and so far, so good; works for me!
  15. Watched the whole story evolve, and in e-mailing Jerry, I was happy to get an autographed 8X10 of Jeri herself. Would have liked to get it in person, but no complaints. Old pop-pop probably had to carry a shot gun when she was growing up. Looking forward to see the next season of "Body of Proof", she does make a good looking boss, but nothing wrong with Dana herself.
  16. Yes, that's where I leave my parts, body parts at a stop sign because a Harley idles so rough, you feel like your on an exercise machine at a gym. so what a Harley does reminds me of my job. It's the only job where you get paid for sleeping; with a Harley, it's the only bike where you lose weight by not going to a gym. :rotf:
  17. Why doesn't this happen while we're young while we have the energy to fix things. I hate to see you having so much trouble Jack; it was a bummer for me with the electrical problem I had and had to be towed in twice and almost a third time. One shop gave me the run around twice, but when Vic told me to take my bike to where he gets his worked on, even though then, they ended up breaking my seat and losing one of my covers for one of the bolt's on my gas tank, they finally found the electrical problem, and it's run like a new bike ever since. Even wound up with better gas mileage going from 42 to 45 mpg. So good luck Jack as it's got to be a little more frastrating, because you own several more bikes that I do, so it's not fun trying to keep them all running. Maybe you should downsize a little bit, take care.
  18. And I thought a quarter of a million miles was a lot since 1981 on a bike, heck; I probably haven't driven more than 2 1/2 million miles between, motorcycles, cars, and trucks of which being a professiona driver, that only totaled a little better than a million. Started out pretty late with the bike though, and with medical problems, it cut my hobby down by a bunch, or I probably would have driven twice what I put down here for riding the bike. I met one guy at our annual "Star Touring & Riding" in Laughlin just a couple of yrs. after the Venture came out, and he had already put 174k on it; I guess it comes down to where some guys are born to ride and really love it!
  19. In other words, if you can buy the engine by itself and install it, then we can cut the bull. It get's 24 mpg without trailer, but if you put your foot in it, it probably wouldn't do any better than the bus. It's the new Mustang GT500 with a 6.2 supercharged V-8 that produce's 662 hp. It would be kind of interesting with all that power to see what it really would get pulling something of good size like a motorhome, but anyway; just wanted to throw this in for a laugh.:rotf:
  20. Hi Venture riders; just thought I'd throw this out there. Was getting work done on my Venture and decided to look at the new bikes on the floor while waiting. In the Bay Area at East Bay Motorsports, they still have 2 brand new 2011's - 2 tone blue that at the time retailed for $21,650 and have lowered the price in order to get them off the floor to $16,900, that's a saving of $4,750. If my bike with 112k on it was in any sort of bad shape, I might jump on it, but I'm good to go for now; so just in case your interested, the place is in Hayward, Ca. and their phone is 510-889-7900. All it takes is a little bit of :rotf:.
  21. Hello Zsiska; Got my 99 new in Oct of 2000 and think it's one of the best bike's on the road. Have 112k on it now and have addressed all the issue's brought up. Being the first yr. of the 2nd gen., I had a number of problems that were all taking care of by the warranty. One of them was the antenna's which I fianally confronted in 2003, and they replaced the 99's with 2003 antenna's, (bad design). I kept a good amount of air in my rear shock, so it lasted about 70k when everybody else's went much earlier, but they redesined it. But I was passed the warranty and had to pay for this; but put it on myself to save a few bucks. I just took bike in for some work of which one problem was a leaky valve cover, and this is how bullet proof this engine is, the last time I had the valve's checked, it had 15k on it, and they were fine, that was over 90k miles ago. Getting ready to change the clutch again, do it myself, easy fix. Not sure what they get price wise with this low mileage, but sounds pretty fair, good luck in your desision and hope you don't have to spend any extra bucks.
  22. I am a loss for words as I have just come upon this post Jack. My deepest codolences to you and your family for the loss of your loved one.
  23. That's it, "WOW", I didn't know a statement like that could stir up so many members, but for what's it worth, I guess everybody got their two cents worth in, me; I just pay my dues and take it one day at a time.
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