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by bikerbill
Sat Feb 02, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: Gadgets & Accessories
Topic: Saddle bags
Replies: 11
Views: 3572

Re: Saddle bags

Hidalgo has worn several saddlebags in her life. The bags she as worn most are Willie and Max touring bags (that are currently mounted on Sioux, another Vulcan 500 in the stable) and a set of Viking Classic saddlebags (that she currently wears): Willie and Max https://dowcopowersports.com/willie-max...
by bikerbill
Sat Feb 02, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Coldest I've ridden in.
Replies: 4
Views: 75

Re: Coldest I've ridden in.

My gloves are First Manufacturing Gortex lined gauntlet gloves and are quite bulky. But keep my hands warm enough. I also use various methods to keep the wind off my hands and use hot packs. A Widder electric vest helps a keep my core warm. My feet are my current limiting item. I feel that if I can ...
by bikerbill
Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Coldest I've ridden in.
Replies: 4
Views: 75

Re: Coldest I've ridden in.

It was probably a combination of the cold and 'old fuel'. I'm happy for you to brave such conditions.

My personal 'best' was 150 miles starting at 12F in the morning and 'warming' to 22F by the afternoon. It was a beautiful sunny and calm day. January 1, 2018.
by bikerbill
Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Off Topic Chatter
Topic: Kidney stones and riding :(
Replies: 3
Views: 141

Re: Kidney stones and riding :(

That is Good News!
by bikerbill
Mon Dec 17, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2008 VULCAN 500
Replies: 3
Views: 147

Re: 2008 VULCAN 500

Congratulations on the new-to-you bike.

Regarding what to do: do a full maintenance. Change the fluids and check the valves at a minimum. If the tires are more than six years old seriously consider replacing them.
by bikerbill
Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: Ride Reports & Meetups
Topic: NIITWIt Rally
Replies: 4
Views: 339

Rally Report

2018 NIITWIt Rally Report I have not ridden in a LD rally since the BAT World Capitols of Texas in 2016 and I am hungry for some competition. Having ridden in two previous NIITWIt events I register right away in July for the October rally. Pity Party Alert! Many of you readers know that I have parti...
by bikerbill
Sun Oct 28, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: Ride Reports & Meetups
Topic: NIITWIt Rally
Replies: 4
Views: 339

11th Place

Out of 26 finishers I placed 11th. Not bad for my first long event. Proper report to follow.
by bikerbill
Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How many miles do you put on your 500?
Replies: 17
Views: 5795

Re: How many miles do you put on your 500?

It's Official: 200,000 miles on Hidalgo!

She passed this milestone at mile marker 167 on Interstate 20 east bound in Louisiana. Oh, and this was at the end of a 700+ mile day with the first 450 miles in the rain. :(
by bikerbill
Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Ride Reports & Meetups
Topic: NIITWIt Rally
Replies: 4
Views: 339

NIITWIt Rally

It's time again for me, Bikerbill, to participate in an IBA style Rally!! It will be the NIITWIt Rally again (NIIT WIt Rallies ? Long distance Motorcycle Rallies) with their Reverse Scoring system. (i.e. low score is desired) They will have three rallies running concurrently: a 60-hour, a 36-hour, a...
by bikerbill
Thu Sep 06, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: Polls
Topic: What weight oil do you use?
Replies: 8
Views: 4538

Re: What weight oil do you use?

Is there something special that makes you like the Pennzoil more? I used to buy whatever was cheap then a while back I got a steal of a deal on 5 gallons of 15W40 Rotella so I'll use that up. I have no particular reason for staying with Pennzoil except that I am a creature of habit regarding things...
by bikerbill
Fri Aug 24, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Polls
Topic: What weight oil do you use?
Replies: 8
Views: 4538

Re: What weight oil do you use?

Chiming in on this thread. Regarding the 3,000 mile oil change interval, have you read the Service Manual? Recommended change interval is 6,000 miles. Sure, like you, I just can't bring myself to leave it in there that long. But! I sent a sample off to Blackstone Labs that had 4,800 miles on it. Aft...
by bikerbill
Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Who has replaced stock headlight with brighter one?
Replies: 1
Views: 295

Re: Who has replaced stock headlight with brighter one?

Welcome FerdyRatTara. I installed a 35W HID system from DDMtuning.com about eight years ago and it really lights up the night. Some have called it 'Flamethrower'. :) Installation was quite tedious but in the end it has held up well. Here's a link to it: https://www.ddmtuning.com/Products/HIDBIKESING...
by bikerbill
Mon Oct 30, 2017 5:47 am
Forum: Ride Reports & Meetups
Topic: Ironbutt Worthy 'Drive'
Replies: 7
Views: 944

Re: Ironbutt Worthy 'Drive'

"Gumball"
by bikerbill
Sun Oct 29, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: Ride Reports & Meetups
Topic: Ironbutt Worthy 'Drive'
Replies: 7
Views: 944

Re: Ironbutt Worthy 'Drive'

Triangles wrote:That seems like some pretty crazy lengths to go to just for an engine!


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