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by bikerbill
Sun Oct 28, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: Ride Reports & Meetups
Topic: NIITWIt Rally
Replies: 2
Views: 100

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: 5357

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: 2
Views: 100

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: 4324

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: 4324

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: 167

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: 781

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: 781

Re: Ironbutt Worthy 'Drive'

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


It's not the destination, It's the Journey!
by bikerbill
Sun Oct 29, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: Ride Reports & Meetups
Topic: Ironbutt Worthy 'Drive'
Replies: 7
Views: 781

Re: Ironbutt Worthy 'Drive'

Part 2: The Return Leg It’s 5:00 local time on Sunday afternoon in southeast Michigan on Labor Day weekend. And what a beautiful day it is! Daniel and I have driven from Levelland, TX to SE Michigan in about 30 hours to pick up an engine and other parts for our Vulcan 500’s. We have the aforemention...
by bikerbill
Sat Sep 30, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: Transmission - Rear End
Topic: Strange Vibrations
Replies: 0
Views: 418

Strange Vibrations

Well the high-dollar Tsubaki Sigma chain ain't what the previous Tsubaki Omega was. This one lasted about half of what the previous chain lasted. (22k vs 43k miles) Maybe it had to do with all that 2-up riding with Daniel. For the past year I have been trying to figure out a surge/vibration issue at...
by bikerbill
Sat Sep 23, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: Ride Reports & Meetups
Topic: Ironbutt Worthy 'Drive'
Replies: 7
Views: 781

Ironbutt Worthy 'Drive'

A few months ago a member in another forum that I am in, VROC, offered me a complete engine at a great price. S and his wife used to tour on a pair of Vulcan 500's. S now has health issues that have ended his riding career and his wife did not enjoy riding by herself so they sold the bikes. He had p...
by bikerbill
Sat Jun 24, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New bike in the Garage
Replies: 14
Views: 2380

A New Name

Son of Hidalgo is now repaired from its misadventure in Louisiana and ready to ride.

Due to the nature of this incident we have decided that the bike needs its permanent name. That name is Sioux.

Here's to our next adventure.
by bikerbill
Mon Jun 12, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: Ride Reports & Meetups
Topic: Generations Ride Planned
Replies: 4
Views: 807

Re: Generations Ride Planned

Son of Hidalgo isn't hurt too bad. The left saddlebag is destroyed, left rear turn signal mount is folded outward 90 deg, the rear fender has a chunk out of it, and the license plate trim ring broken. All bolt-on parts. I found a fender and fender support on eBay. We'll install an old set of saddleb...
by bikerbill
Thu Jun 08, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: Ride Reports & Meetups
Topic: Generations Ride Planned
Replies: 4
Views: 807

Re: Generations Ride Planned

We made it as far as Plaquemine, LA then had to call off our quest. We had a good first day. We visited two memorials. The first one in Jonesville, LA and the next one was in Bunkie, LA. We had covered about 200 miles so we got a Motel in Bunkie to rest and recharge. The next morning we awoke to rai...

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