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  1. I was very much looking forward to having a get together. We have always enjoyed having the Venture Riders come for a visit. Have got to meet some of the best people and have made many friends from all over. But there are times that life just seems to get in the way. Nothing bad just seemed that there was a lot that got threw onto my plate and not enough time in the day. Must be getting older or the days are getting shorter. Could look at doing something in September. Good time to do some riding and cool nights to set around the fire. Orlin
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  3. Found gaskets and slides. Shipping is slow.
  4. I have a 1983 Venture here that I am working on. I found the neck bearings and fork seals, But to get valve cover gaskets and the slides for the forks in a timely fashion seems to be tuff. Checking to see if anyone has had good luck ordering from some of the online sites. Orlin
  5. It was our first Leaf Lookers Ride, It was the first one that Me and Sharon got to meet anyone from the site. And it was a great time and we met new friends and there are some of those that have become a big part of our family. Orlin
  6. Where is it. We live near Viroqua Wisconsin. Lets have a great gathering this year, Get to meet some new friends and get to see some old ones. We have plenty of camping room here at our place. Its rustic camping there will be clean porta potties. If you want camping there are a couple close by with water and electricity if thats what you would like. I put the motels that are in Viroqua on the calendar. If you know that you are coming so we know how much food we will need. If your wondering about what all goes on, We are pretty layed back. The most important thing is for us to get together and get to visit and get some maintenance on the cycles. We have had those that come on Thursday, if you do I may put you to work setting around the campfire in the evening. Friday is we do like to get in a afternoon evening ride after a bite to eat and then back to the campfire. Saturday is work on cycles in the morning then off for lunch and a afternoon ride then back here for cook out and a bonfire. Sunday is the sad day where those heading back home head out and we have to say see next time. Our riding is in no hurry. We like to take our time and look around and see the sights. Its back road riding. We have some very nice ones. If you just want to set and relax down by the creek or go and tour the shops in Viroqua there is no arm twisting for you to go on a ride. Can hardly wait to see those of you that can make it. Orlin and Sharon
  7. I have it on the calendar please go there and RSVP so we know who is coming. Orlin
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    Hello, Here is our Address E9364 State Hwy 56 Viroqua Wisconsin 54665 Here are the motels in Viroqua. Motels AmericInn by Wyndham Viroqua 1325 North Main St, Viroqua, Wisconsin 54665 608-6373100 Hickory Hill S5539 US-14, Viroqua, WI 54665 (608) 637-3104 hickoryhillmotel@gmail.com Midway Motel midwaymotelviroqua.net 850 N Main St, Viroqua, WI 54665 · ~8.9 mi (608) 637-2929 Safe ride to those coming and looking forward to a great time with everyone.
  9. Thanks to Freebird I am back up and going, I had got a newer laptop and I had forgotten my password and had a old email. So getting to the point, Decided that the get together at our place needed a title. So decided to go back to the original. Where is this at, It will be at our place near Viroqua Wisconsin. This is open to all. We have had VentureRiders from all over come we like it that way. I will post it on the calendar along with some other information. If you are wondering what goes on its pretty laid back. We do have a few that will come on Thursday and head out Sunday or Monday. Friday is just hang out and visit and greet who is coming in on Friday, We do like to take a ride into town and get a bite to eat or if time allows we will do afternoon ride and stop for dinner then back here to set around a fire and visit some more. Saturday if there is some maintenance to be done we will do that in the morning then off for a ride and stop for some lunch and ride a little more then back here for a cookout and a bonfire. Sunday is seeing most of the ones off and just fly by the seat of our pants kind of a day. We have plenty of camping room, there are motels in Viroqua 6 miles away. Other campgrounds close by, Its been a while lets have a good gathering and get to meet some new friends and get to catch up with some old ones. Orlin .
  10. After talking with Sharon we decided on dates, June 16th to 19th hope this works. I will put it on the calendar in a few days. Orlin
  11. We dont care how you get here, This is just about getting together. Putting faces to names, making new friends and getting to see old ones. Jeff it would be a good time to point that Silverado this way and come up and see us.
  12. Want to see what kind of interest there is about having a get together in June, The calendar so far is open. It will be here at our place near Viroqua Wisconsin. We have always had a great time every year we have done something here. So I would like to keep it going. We dont get fancy here, come as you are and be ready to visit, set around a campfire and eat some good food. And we do like to get in a ride and show off the great part of Wisconsin we live in. We dont get in a hurry on our rides. We like to be able to look around and see the country side. We do have plenty of camping room here at our place and there will be clean porta potties. There are other campgrounds close by with water and electric. Motels 6 miles away in Viroqua. and if you look around there are cabins to rent if thats what you would like to do. I would like to see some feed back and I will pick a date. Orlin
  13. I got to talk with the boy this morning and he is 8 years old. Stopped to tell him that school had a two hour delay due to the cold. And talked with him about staying in the driveway and be seen when the truck or buss is coming. And he was a very nice about it, And he said that he would from now on. I am thinking he got a pretty good scare out of coming so close to getting hit. And he had on a new blue jacket instead of the black one he had on yesterday.
  14. I have been plowing snow for 36 years and this morning I was ready to park the truck and hand in my keys. I was plowing and winging the snow back off of the side of the roads, I was getting near where I turn around at the Town line there is a drive way there and I plow the end out because we use it as a turn around spot. I was getting towards the drive and seen a dark object along the road by the ditch and raised the wing and swung out some to avoid it. I pulled in the drive and backed around and then I seen what it was, a kid in a dark coat and hat about 8 or 10 years old maybe. Setting in the snow waiting for the school bus. Hands on top of the head all tucked down with the hood of the coat pulled over. At first I wasnt sure that I didnt hit the kid with the wing the was setting there. I stopped and put the window down and got a wave and the kid got up. Now I dont know why the kid just sat there like that, Maybe thought would be fun to get sprayed with snow or what. All I could think about was what if I hadnt got the wing up quicker or not been looking and seen the kid. I wasnt sure what it was when I went by, Looked like a garbage bag or a stump rolled down off of the hill. Just a dark something a long the road, There are times I just use the wing and push those things out of the way and then pick them up later. I still dont want to think if I had done that. I have some close calls over the years, But none even come close to how this one has made me feel. I am very thank full to the guardian angel watching over the both of us this morning. Orlin
  15. Sorry that cancer has again come into your life again, Prayers up and away. I never thought that becoming a member would lead to a path in life that over the years has made for some of the best memories. And the friends that we made that have become part of our family. I have to say is all thanks to you Don for this site. I have sat and thought about all of the great people that have been able to meet, and the gatherings we have had here and it all started with over a set of carbs for a 1983 Venture. Orlin
  16. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all, Lets hope that this will be the year the virus will be gone, And we can have some fun gatherings and get to see old friends and get to me some new ones. Orlin
  17. I would agree with checking the tightness of the steering head, tire pressure, did you put the tires on or were they one there. swing arm bushing could need to be tightened and lubed. These cycles love to cruse down the highway at that speed. Mine feels like its glued to road. I spend alot of time one handed with no worries. If it was me I would get the tires off of the ground and check the wheel bearings, steering head bearings, swing arm, and see if you may have a front tire that isnt seated evenly or maybe a little out of round. And thats its a 06 I would want to go over all of it any way.
  18. Sounds like you have air in the clutch and need to bleed the air out.
  19. Just a few days away, I am going to plan on a small group. There are a few others that havent RSVP on the calendar but they called and said they will be pulling in on Thursday and Friday. Will be good to everyone that is coming. To those of you coming have a safe ride here.
  20. We got a couple on the calendar, And a few that are coming and have their usual camp spots picked out. Lets see some more Wisconsin Riders. The extended forecast looks great so far. Come and relax and get to visit get in a ride around our area. Its going to be great to those that can come. Always a great time meeting new friends and seeing old ones. Do RSVP on the calendar so I know what to set up for a ride or two, and what to have for food.
  21. Its a go, Lets see some Wisconsin people, so far we have Iowa, Michigan and Georgia. I looked at the extended forecast and its looking like low 80s and sunny.
  22. Okay, Its getting close now, And no names on the calendar, I will give it to the end of the week and see what happens. And decide what I am going to do.
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