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#1: Got my new Ultra! (Rode through hell and back to get it...)

Posted on 2006-07-22 12:10:04 by unknown

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#2: Re: Got my new Ultra! (Rode through hell and back to get it...)

Posted on 2006-07-22 12:24:25 by Geoff Glave

Tinman wrote:
> Plastic's on the bar, grab sumthin' before Shirley shreds the card...
> Short version:
> Rode home tonight, 160 miles through the (hot) desert, with a brandy
> new 2007 Ultra.
> After trading in my '04 Ultra, with 40,000 miles on its clock, the '07
> felt not only new, but different.........

(Snipped the heck out of it, if you want to read more find the original
post!)

> Couldn't even think of "Stage 1." They don't have anything in stock
> just yet. Heck, they didn't even have their own parts and service
> manuals yet ("Don't fall over on the way out of the parking lot,
> Mike, we won't know how to fix the bike. <g>)
> This time, should I go that route, I'll be looking at a SERT anyway.
> That leaves breather and (compatible) pipes. I shall see.
> Shirley, if anyone is still listening... Get them another round.
> Mike | Why do drugstores make the sick walk all the way
> '07 FLHTCU | to the back of the store to get their prescriptions
> ??????? | while healthy people can buy cigarettes at the front?

Mike,
Thanks for the second round. :)
I really enjoyed reading as I could feel your excitement and joy.
I didn't understand some of the tech talk but that's ok.
Must be your wife forgave you for the drunk rider you had a while back
to get such a wonderful new Ultra. Had probably isn't a good word to use.
LOL!
I can't imagine the heat you live in. When we get 90 with our humidity
here in northern NY we are toast. We never get hotter than that. Of course
we are thinking of it when we are -30° for weeks at a time.
Enjoy and thanks for the great story,
Susie

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#3: Re: Got my new Ultra! (Rode through hell and back to get it...)

Posted on 2006-07-22 15:47:02 by Sue

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&gt; Plastic's on the bar, grab sumthin' before Shirley shreds the card...
&gt;
&gt; Short version:
&gt; Rode home tonight, 160 miles through the (hot) desert, with a brandy new
&gt; 2007 Ultra.
&gt;
&gt; After trading in my '04 Ultra, with 40,000 miles on its clock, the '07
&gt; felt not only new, but different.
&gt;
&gt; Between the new fork locking system, the passive alarm FOB, 96&quot; motah,
&gt; 6-speed tranny, and the new(ish) radio system it felt good. Smiles.
&gt;
&gt; Right off the bat the clutch-pull, to me, was extremely light--lighter
&gt; than my '04 was right after servicing (dontcha love that feeling?). Wuz
&gt; told the '07s have even more improvement in that area (apparently it had
&gt; been improved in either '05 or '06?). Don't care myself much about
&gt; clutch-pull, but for those that do there ya' have it.
&gt;
&gt; Brakes were much more firm than my '04. Don't think there have been any
&gt; changes since my bike, so I assume my bike either needed bleeding, or
&gt; better adjustment (i.e., prolly was the same when new).
&gt;
&gt; Out on the road:
&gt; First 50 miles kept it under 70 MPH and 3,000 RPM. Not that hard to do
&gt; on 2-lane state highways; at night. Bike was stable; no tendency to
&gt; &quot;wobble or weave.&quot; My '04 did, but only at certain speeds (particularly,
&gt; over 100 MPH). Jury's still out on high-speed performance.
&gt;
&gt; Lighting was OK, but I think it's aimed a bit too low. Will check on
&gt; that. (I added the '05 headlight to my '04, as well as halogen aux.
&gt; lamps.)
&gt;
&gt; After 50 miles--on the odo--brought her up to 3,500 MPH here and there.
&gt; Varied speed and RPM as much as practical. Still hot outside (103
&gt; degrees), finally figured out how to open the lowers' vents. Like that
&gt; feature (debuted in '05).
&gt;
&gt; Power seemed fine (not that there was much experience with it, staying
&gt; under 3,500 RPM and all).
&gt;
&gt; Definitely liked the tranny. No, it's not perfect. But for
&gt; long-distance/high-speed riding the benefits of several hundred less RPM
&gt; are welcome, IMO. The 6th gear indicator light on the dash is definitely
&gt; *welcome* (no more make-believe shifts into a non-existent higher gear).
&gt;
&gt; Wuz told the stock '07s are louder than the '06s. Maybe so, but my '07
&gt; seemed rather quite to me. Yet, it didn't bother me much (DOF? Say it
&gt; ain't so!). Still, I'd say the stock pipes are gonna have to go. Where,
&gt; I don't know.
&gt;
&gt; Seems every bike ordered around here comes with the factory security
&gt; system. As did mine. Got 'em to throw in the siren and pager too (hey,
&gt; it should come like that from that factory!).
&gt;
&gt; Regardless of how you feel about alarms and their effectiveness the
&gt; system is pretty cool. Walk away from the bike and it is armed. I don't
&gt; always lock my bike when running into a mini-mart or whatnot (yea,
&gt; stupid), so I would like to think this would thwart a &quot;crime of
&gt; opportunity&quot; (let me dream).
&gt;
&gt; Walk back to the bike and it's ready to roll.
&gt;
&gt; Oh yea, using the turn signals to disarm the alarm is now *much* easier
&gt; than on my '04 (e.g., digits entered display on the odo, and you no
&gt; longer have just .687 milliseconds to perform the action--with no visual
&gt; feedback). &lt;g&gt;
&gt;
&gt; I was impressed with other improvements compared to my 'O4. There are
&gt; lots of &quot;little things&quot; that add up. For example, the cruise control
&gt; enabled (but not activated) icon on my '04's dash was bright red, which
&gt; sometimes led me to think something was wrong (mistakenly assuming it
&gt; was a warning light). The new icon is more red/amber, and less likely to
&gt; be mistaken for an error condition (for people like me).
&gt;
&gt; It also could be the luck of the draw, but the CC was much more
&gt; responsive than I ever remember my '04 being. On my '04 I'd set it, but
&gt; it I let go of the throttle the bike slowed and then gradually caught up
&gt; to speed. My '07 reacts instantly (better than my cages, actually).
&gt;
&gt; And the color...
&gt; Pacific Blue Pearl Ultra. I was actually looking for a Fire Red Pearl
&gt; and Black Pearl combo or a Black Cherry Pearl and Pewter Pearl combo.
&gt; The blue looks kinda crappy on the MoFoCo's Website. Not so! Very sweet
&gt; looking color, and I love it. I'd say, if you go by the Website, that
&gt; the color is a more-brighter version of Deep Cobalt Pearl.
&gt;
&gt;
&gt; Misc background:
&gt; My old bike, an '04 Ultra had 40k on the clock, with the warranty
&gt; running out in October. I will admit I beat the shit out of this
&gt; bike--and she never stranded me. A few weird events, but I wuz never
&gt; stranded. (Never neglected servicing, BTW.)
&gt;
&gt; I figured this wuz about the last chance to trade it in before the '07s
&gt; became apparent to the masses (note: they already are beginning to).
&gt;
&gt; I called all around: Vegas, Phoenix, and even my closest dealer,
&gt; Kingman.
&gt;
&gt; Vegas is so overloaded with '06s they refused to sell any '07s till
&gt; August 1, after their &quot;blow out sale&quot; for '06s (translation: only $1,000
&gt; above MSRP). They were also hesitant about a trade (to put it lightly).
&gt;
&gt; Some of the other dealers had bikes coming in &quot;any day now.&quot;
&gt;
&gt; Victorville, CA had a handful in, but didn't have the new MoCo gizmo
&gt; that allows them to program the new security system. Seems like all
&gt; bikes out here are ordered with it. They had *ZERO* interest in an '04
&gt; Ultra too. Scratch them off the list.
&gt;
&gt; On a hunch I called Yuma (Bobby's Territorial Harley-Davidson). I've
&gt; known this dealer for years; from when it was Jim's H-D. Bobby worked
&gt; there since he was around 14, became a fantastic wrench, and finally
&gt; bought the place from Jim. It moved from Jim's tiny little location to a
&gt; bigger place--still called Jim's H-D--but I guess it wasn't close enough
&gt; to I-8 for the MoCo. They're now right off I-8, with the new name in
&gt; place.
&gt;
&gt; I finished work at 12:30 PM (Friday) and headed down to Yuma at 1 PM in
&gt; *blistering* heat. It was 121 when I left town. The heat, combined with
&gt; rare humidity, was unbearable. Within 15-minutes my ice-cold
&gt; Gatorade-in-the-handlebars was as hot as coffee (seriously--I had to sip
&gt; it).
&gt;
&gt; My ice vest turned into a hot water blanket within an hour. Nearly
&gt; killed me. I think.
&gt;
&gt; Riding through Parker, AZ--a bank said it was 123--my knuckles were
&gt; burning up under my gloves (think I got first degree burns, nothing
&gt; more). Had to switch to insulated gloves or else my hands would have
&gt; roasted.
&gt;
&gt; This was by far the hottest (feeling) ride I've ever been on. And those
&gt; normally &quot;cool&quot; areas by the river? Felt like a damn sauna. Even with
&gt; water, Gatorade, drenching myself in even more water, I really thought I
&gt; wuz gonna die between Quartzite and Yuma. Unreal.
&gt;
&gt; But I persevered the mere 150 miles and made it to the dealer. Did I
&gt; mention sun block is rather ineffective with this kind of sun? I'm
&gt; thinking SPF 350 is what it would take.
&gt;
&gt; I rolled into the dealership a little after 4PM, and immediately got to
&gt; work.
&gt;
&gt; Bobby--you know, the owner--wears a wrench uniform, and IMO is a pretty
&gt; straightforward guy. Definitely not the &quot;corporate&quot; type.
&gt;
&gt; He didn't just give my trade-in a &quot;once over,&quot; he thoroughly examined
&gt; the bike. I was shocked--and embarrassed--about what he found.
&gt;
&gt; The cam chain tensioners were just about shot (ya' think?), the rear
&gt; exhaust manifold was cracked, the front motor mount was toast (think
&gt; that happened jumping off a curb). He also found a tranny leak. On top
&gt; of that the bike had 40k on it, and the road dings to prove it.
&gt;
&gt; Fortunately, all of the above are warranty items ('cept the mileage),
&gt; and he agreed to have them repaired--after the MoFoCo authorized it--so
&gt; as not to affect the trade-in value.
&gt;
&gt; I don't think I could have just taken the bike to a dealer--not being a
&gt; prospective buyer--and said &quot;find anything you can fix under warranty
&gt; and fix it.&quot; But I could be wrong. (Might be a good idea for those with
&gt; warranties about to expire though.)
&gt;
&gt; After a bit of haggling, me bringing up stupid &quot;enhancements&quot; to the
&gt; bike like the dialed-in PCIII, we came to a satisfactory agreement.
&gt; (Note: he yanked the PCIII out and gave it right back to me. Didn't even
&gt; want it to be any chance of an issue with H-D warranty dept.)
&gt;
&gt; Couldn't even think of &quot;Stage 1.&quot; They don't have anything in stock just
&gt; yet. Heck, they didn't even have their own parts and service manuals yet
&gt; (&quot;Don't fall over on the way out of the parking lot, Mike, we won't know
&gt; how to fix the bike. &lt;g&gt;)
&gt;
&gt; This time, should I go that route, I'll be looking at a SERT anyway.
&gt; That leaves breather and (compatible) pipes. I shall see.
&gt;
&gt;
&gt; Shirley, if anyone is still listening... Get them another round.
&gt;
Great write up Mike, what ya gonna call yer new scoot, BPB, OK, let it die,
but isn't it a great feeling new bike and all.

Sue
06 XL1200L

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#4: Re: Got my new Ultra! (Rode through hell and back to get it...)

Posted on 2006-07-22 16:09:29 by SteveI

Tinman wrote:
&gt; Plastic's on the bar, grab sumthin' before Shirley shreds the card...
&gt;
&gt; Short version:
&gt; Rode home tonight, 160 miles through the (hot) desert, with a brandy new
&gt; 2007 Ultra.
&gt;
&gt; After trading in my '04 Ultra, with 40,000 miles on its clock, the '07
&gt; felt not only new, but different.
&gt;

Just in case you didn't see my e-mail....

You suck.......

Oh yeah.....ya comin down tonight for dinner and beers with
us, Kurt and 'da other folks from Harley??? If it's too hot
for ya, you can always drive yer car.....&lt;sfsf&gt;.

My garage and guest room's available.


--
Steve Irving (Irv) - BS#237/SLOB#12
<a href="http://www.nite.com/bike.html" target="_blank">http://www.nite.com/bike.html</a>
Under a black flag we shall sail.......

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#5: Re: Got my new Ultra! (Rode through hell and back to get it...)

Posted on 2006-07-22 16:11:30 by SteveI

Susie wrote:

&gt; I can't imagine the heat you live in. When we get 90 with our humidity
&gt; here in northern NY we are toast. We never get hotter than that. Of course
&gt; we are thinking of it when we are -30° for weeks at a time.
&gt; Enjoy and thanks for the great story,

I can......it was 114 before lunchtime yesterday, official
temp for Phoenix yesterday was 118 although parts of town
were hitting 119 and 120.

I've gotta finish my coffee so I can go out and get my lawn
mowed before 8:00am......


--
Steve Irving (Irv) - BS#237/SLOB#12
<a href="http://www.nite.com/bike.html" target="_blank">http://www.nite.com/bike.html</a>
Under a black flag we shall sail.......

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#6: Re: Got my new Ultra! (Rode through hell and back to get it...)

Posted on 2006-07-22 16:13:22 by Geoff Glave

SteveI (Irv) wrote:
&gt; I can......it was 114 before lunchtime yesterday, official
&gt; temp for Phoenix yesterday was 118 although parts of town
&gt; were hitting 119 and 120.
&gt; I've gotta finish my coffee so I can go out and get my lawn
&gt; mowed before 8:00am......
&gt; Steve Irving (Irv) - BS#237/SLOB#12
&gt; <a href="http://www.nite.com/bike.html" target="_blank">http://www.nite.com/bike.html</a>
&gt; Under a black flag we shall sail.......

My husband decided to get the lawn mowed before 8am here too and
it is a nice cool 62°. Can't beat that.
Susie

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#7: Re: Got my new Ultra! (Rode through hell and back to get it...)

Posted on 2006-07-22 16:24:50 by Tud

Tinman wrote:
&gt; Plastic's on the bar, grab sumthin' before Shirley shreds the card...
&gt;
&gt; Short version:
&gt; Rode home tonight, 160 miles through the (hot) desert, with a brandy
&gt; new 2007 Ultra.

&lt;snip a fine read&gt;

Congrats on the new bike! And damned, that doesn't sound like fun weather
to be riding around in.

--
Tud
SENS BS#111 LFS#32 FLF MISFIT Vermort AH#115
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#8: Re: Got my new Ultra! (Rode through hell and back to get it...)

Posted on 2006-07-22 16:28:46 by SteveI

Susie wrote:
&gt; SteveI (Irv) wrote:
&gt;&gt; I can......it was 114 before lunchtime yesterday, official
&gt;&gt; temp for Phoenix yesterday was 118 although parts of town
&gt;&gt; were hitting 119 and 120.
&gt;&gt; I've gotta finish my coffee so I can go out and get my lawn
&gt;&gt; mowed before 8:00am......
&gt;&gt; Steve Irving (Irv) - BS#237/SLOB#12
&gt;&gt; <a href="http://www.nite.com/bike.html" target="_blank">http://www.nite.com/bike.html</a>
&gt;&gt; Under a black flag we shall sail.......
&gt;
&gt; My husband decided to get the lawn mowed before 8am here too and
&gt; it is a nice cool 62°. Can't beat that.
&gt; Susie
&gt;
&gt;
&gt;

Sure can......not quite 7:30am here, and it's showing to be
95 already.....

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Steve Irving (Irv) - BS#237/SLOB#12
<a href="http://www.nite.com/bike.html" target="_blank">http://www.nite.com/bike.html</a>
Under a black flag we shall sail.......

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#9: Re: Got my new Ultra! (Rode through hell and back to get it...)

Posted on 2006-07-22 16:44:59 by Geoff Glave

&gt; No can do here.....
&gt; 7:30AM The AC just kicked on?
&gt; I look outside and it is raining!
&gt; I step out on the front porch and the thermometer shows 80 degrees!
&gt; WTF???
&gt; --
&gt; RickB BS#270
&gt; 87 FXRS/Bastard

We are suppose to have cooler temps for a while. Fine by me.
Susie in northern NY

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#10: Re: Got my new Ultra! (Rode through hell and back to get it...)

Posted on 2006-07-22 16:45:18 by Rick Begeman

On Sat, 22 Jul 2006 14:13:22 +0000, Susie wrote:

&gt; SteveI (Irv) wrote:
&gt;&gt; I can......it was 114 before lunchtime yesterday, official
&gt;&gt; temp for Phoenix yesterday was 118 although parts of town
&gt;&gt; were hitting 119 and 120.
&gt;&gt; I've gotta finish my coffee so I can go out and get my lawn
&gt;&gt; mowed before 8:00am......
&gt;&gt; Steve Irving (Irv) - BS#237/SLOB#12
&gt;&gt; <a href="http://www.nite.com/bike.html" target="_blank">http://www.nite.com/bike.html</a>
&gt;&gt; Under a black flag we shall sail.......
&gt;
&gt; My husband decided to get the lawn mowed before 8am here too and
&gt; it is a nice cool 62°. Can't beat that.
&gt; Susie

No can do here.....
7:30AM The AC just kicked on?
I look outside and it is raining!
I step out on the front porch and the thermometer shows 80 degrees!
WTF???
--
RickB BS#270
87 FXRS/Bastard

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#11: Re: Got my new Ultra! (Rode through hell and back to get it...)

Posted on 2006-07-22 16:54:21 by Big Al

Tinman wrote:
&gt; Plastic's on the bar, grab sumthin' before Shirley shreds the card...
&gt;
&gt; Short version:
&gt; Rode home tonight, 160 miles through the (hot) desert, with a brandy new
&gt; 2007 Ultra.
&gt;


Kewl. Thanks for the info Mike.

--
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#12: Re: Got my new Ultra! (Rode through hell and back to get it...)

Posted on 2006-07-22 18:33:34 by Shaggy

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&gt; Plastic's on the bar, grab sumthin' before Shirley shreds the card...
&gt;
&gt; Short version:
&lt;snip&gt;
&gt; After 50 miles--on the odo--brought her up to 3,500 MPH here and there.

Jeezus Pizzas!

--
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'35VLD, '42EL, '78FLH, '88FLHTC, '04FLHTCI
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#13: Re: Got my new Ultra! (Rode through hell and back to get it...)

Posted on 2006-07-22 18:48:04 by JoeSmoe

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&gt; Plastic's on the bar, grab sumthin' before Shirley shreds the card...
&gt;
&gt; Short version:
&gt; Rode home tonight, 160 miles through the (hot) desert, with a brandy new
&gt; 2007 Ultra.
&gt;
&gt; After trading in my '04 Ultra, with 40,000 miles on its clock, the '07
&gt; felt not only new, but different.

&lt;snip&gt;

&gt; And the color...
&gt; Pacific Blue Pearl Ultra. I was actually looking for a Fire Red Pearl
&gt; and Black Pearl combo or a Black Cherry Pearl and Pewter Pearl combo.
&gt; The blue looks kinda crappy on the MoFoCo's Website. Not so! Very sweet
&gt; looking color, and I love it. I'd say, if you go by the Website, that
&gt; the color is a more-brighter version of Deep Cobalt Pearl.
&lt;snip&gt;

Congrats on the new bike - way cool color!

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#14: Re: Got my new Ultra! (Rode through hell and back to get it...)

Posted on 2006-07-22 19:29:14 by Tinman

Tud wrote:
&gt; Tinman wrote:
&gt;&gt; Plastic's on the bar, grab sumthin' before Shirley shreds the card...
&gt;&gt;
&gt;&gt; Short version:
&gt;&gt; Rode home tonight, 160 miles through the (hot) desert, with a brandy
&gt;&gt; new 2007 Ultra.
&gt;
&gt; &lt;snip a fine read&gt;
&gt;
&gt; Congrats on the new bike!

Thanks, Tud. Ironically, yer new Ural had me checking into one of them,
to go along with my old ('04 is old?) Ultra. Seems perfect for local
riding around here. But as my wrenching skills leave something to be
desired, I figured I'd be in over my head (no local dealers).

Oh, plus the wife woulda killed me if I brought another, what she would
have considered, *two* bikes into the garage (sidecar counting as the
other bike).

On the other hand, it already has a ready-made dogseat; and the wife can
ride at the same time. Hmmm....


&gt; And damned, that doesn't sound like fun
&gt; weather to be riding around in.

It's more fun now remembering it. It kinda sucked at the time though. I
blame myself for not being more prepared. I wuz so used to taking much
longer rides I figured 150 miles was nothing.

I should have had spare ice, ice packs, prehydrated myself (not just a
10 oz. glass of water), and watered myself down before I headed out,
including a bandana.

I also would have been better with my riding pants on, instead of blue
jeans. The sun was so hot it was literally roasting my legs from
above--and the engine heat sure didn't help any.

And I didn't even take my own advice: Quartzite to Yuma is around 75
miles through barren desert. No gas, nothing. All I had with me when I
left Quartzite was a 20 oz. Gatorade, propped on the handlebars. It was
practically boiling within minutes.

By the time I reached the outskirts of Yuma, where a bunch of canals are
located, I was &gt;&lt; this tempted to pull over and jump in the water.

I know the signs of heat exhaustion. I wasn't quite there, but I would
have been very quickly had I not stopped at the first gas station,
bought a gallon of water, and *completely* drenched myself with (half
of) it. Drank most of the rest, and poured the left-over into the
then-empty Gatorade bottle. Cooled me down enough

I had to do this even though my destination was only about 5 minutes
away. Just couldn't make it any more--you really need to stop heat
exhaustion ASAP.

Who'd a thunk there's such a dramatic difference between 115 and
121/123? (Trust me, there is!)


--
Mike
BS#247

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#15: Re: Got my new Ultra! (Rode through hell and back to get it...)

Posted on 2006-07-22 19:47:19 by Tinman

Susie wrote:
&gt; Tinman wrote:
&gt;&gt; Plastic's on the bar, grab sumthin' before Shirley shreds the card...
&gt;&gt; Short version:
&gt;&gt; Rode home tonight, 160 miles through the (hot) desert, with a brandy
&gt;&gt; new 2007 Ultra.
&gt;&gt; After trading in my '04 Ultra, with 40,000 miles on its clock, the
&gt;&gt; '07 felt not only new, but different.........
&gt;
&gt; (Snipped the heck out of it, if you want to read more find the
&gt; original post!)
&gt;
&gt; Mike,
&gt; Thanks for the second round. :)

My pleasure.


&gt; Must be your wife forgave you for the drunk rider you had a while back
&gt; to get such a wonderful new Ultra. Had probably isn't a good word to
&gt; use. LOL!

Yep, she forgave me. Insisted on meeting you-know-who, but that went
rather well.

But I can assure you, she'll make me pay. Dillards, Macy's, Bebe,
Victoria's Secret and who-knows-what else. I expect to see a lot of bags
coming in from those places.

The really good news is that she knew I wuz buyin' this bike beforehand.
Due to the fast-paced negotiations going on when I bought my last bike I
kinda sorta neglected to tell her I bought it till after the deal was
done. *That* was a bad move.


&gt; I can't imagine the heat you live in. When we get 90 with our humidity
&gt; here in northern NY we are toast.

Being born and raised on Long Island I'm definitely acquainted with
humidity.

The lack of which, usually makes the heat here a bit more bearable (once
yer acclimated).

As an example, the air is usually so dry that riding by a lake or river
(well, they're the same thing out here &lt;g&gt;) is a pleasant reprieve from
the heat. Evaporative cooling at work. Same thing going past a farm that
is in the midst of irrigating (good gawd Yuma must go through a shitload
of water).

But yesterday we had 120+ temps *and* humidity. Think that's what nearly
put me over the edge. Riding by water was downright horrid, as it only
meant more humidity.


&gt; We never get hotter than that. Of
&gt; course we are thinking of it when we are -30° for weeks at a time.

I try and think of winter back east when out in extreme heat. Yesterday
was just too damn hot for it to work. &lt;g&gt;


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Posted on 2006-07-22 19:59:47 by Geoff Glave

Tinman wrote:
&gt; Yep, she forgave me. Insisted on meeting you-know-who, but that went
&gt; rather well.
&gt; But I can assure you, she'll make me pay. Dillards, Macy's, Bebe,
&gt; Victoria's Secret and who-knows-what else. I expect to see a lot of
&gt; bags coming in from those places.
&gt; The really good news is that she knew I wuz buyin' this bike
&gt; beforehand. Due to the fast-paced negotiations going on when I bought
&gt; my last bike I kinda sorta neglected to tell her I bought it till
&gt; after the deal was done. *That* was a bad move.
&gt; Being born and raised on Long Island I'm definitely acquainted with
&gt; humidity.
&gt; The lack of which, usually makes the heat here a bit more bearable
&gt; (once yer acclimated).
&gt; As an example, the air is usually so dry that riding by a lake or
&gt; river (well, they're the same thing out here &lt;g&gt;) is a pleasant
&gt; reprieve from the heat. Evaporative cooling at work. Same thing going
&gt; past a farm that is in the midst of irrigating (good gawd Yuma must
&gt; go through a shitload of water).
&gt; But yesterday we had 120+ temps *and* humidity. Think that's what
&gt; nearly put me over the edge. Riding by water was downright horrid, as
&gt; it only meant more humidity.
&gt; I try and think of winter back east when out in extreme heat.
&gt; Yesterday was just too damn hot for it to work. &lt;g&gt;
&gt; Mike | Most people don't realize that large pieces of
&gt; '07 FLHTCU | coral, attached to the skull by common wood
&gt; | screws, can make a child look like a deer.

Mike,
Women can be selfishly heartless when it comes to revenge. Payback is hell.
I've never seen any of the stores you speak of but I bet they are great.
We are almost at the top of New York State. It is pretty barren here but
close to the Adirondack Mountains which is great for motorcycling. Wednesday
we went to Blue Mountain and it was super. Met a wonderful couple too.
The temps you had yesterday sound horrid.
Keep us posted about your new adventures on the Ultra,
Susie

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#17: Re: Got my new Ultra! (Rode through hell and back to get it...)

Posted on 2006-07-22 20:02:18 by Tud

Tinman wrote:
&gt; Tud wrote:
&gt;&gt; Tinman wrote:
&gt;&gt;&gt; Plastic's on the bar, grab sumthin' before Shirley shreds the
&gt;&gt;&gt; card... Short version:
&gt;&gt;&gt; Rode home tonight, 160 miles through the (hot) desert, with a brandy
&gt;&gt;&gt; new 2007 Ultra.
&gt;&gt;
&gt;&gt; &lt;snip a fine read&gt;
&gt;&gt;
&gt;&gt; Congrats on the new bike!
&gt;
&gt; Thanks, Tud. Ironically, yer new Ural had me checking into one of
&gt; them, to go along with my old ('04 is old?) Ultra. Seems perfect for
&gt; local riding around here. But as my wrenching skills leave something
&gt; to be desired, I figured I'd be in over my head (no local dealers).

That can make things a little daunting, but the bikes seem to be terribly
easy to work on. It definately helps to have a dealer nearby though, I was
just at mine this afternoon and he started handing me stuff for the bike. I
was there to pick up a couple oil filters, since I'm doing the oil change
this weekend. This is the first time I saw the owner since before I bought
the bike (he was in Germany when I picked it up) and he started pulling
things off the shelf, including three cans of paint (one for each color of
the camo paint job), some teflon tape in case I ever pull the petcock, new
gas lines cut to length (apparently the stock Russia ones can crack). None
of the stuff would have cost very much, but still, he wasn't looking to
charge me anything. So when I'm leaving I ask what I owe him for the 2 oil
coolers and ask him to order a couple guards for the grips, he gives me the
price and tells me he'll get it when the gaurds come in, so I left without
spending a dime. He's waiting on more bikes at the moment and told me he'd
let me know when they come in and he'd call up Rob, another guy about an
hour away that bought a bike from him who I've met a few times, and we'd all
go for a ride. The owner of the dealership is definately into customer
service and building long term relationships.

On top of all that, BEFORE I bought the bike he sent me a couple CD's with
video demostrations of all the items on the service intervals. It gives you
a lot of confidence to do the job yourself when you can watch it being done
over and over again. You see things that make you say &quot;Oh, so it's SUPPOSE
to be hard to get off and it's OK to take a hammer to it.

&gt; Oh, plus the wife woulda killed me if I brought another, what she
&gt; would have considered, *two* bikes into the garage (sidecar counting
&gt; as the other bike).

There is that.

&gt; On the other hand, it already has a ready-made dogseat; and the wife
&gt; can ride at the same time. Hmmm....

Do it, go on, do it. &lt;g&gt;

&gt; Who'd a thunk there's such a dramatic difference between 115 and
&gt; 121/123? (Trust me, there is!)

I'll take your word for it. &lt;g&gt;

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Posted on 2006-07-22 20:06:19 by Big Al

Susie wrote:
&gt; Tinman wrote:
&gt;&gt; Yep, she forgave me. Insisted on meeting you-know-who, but that went
&gt;&gt; rather well.
&gt;&gt; But I can assure you, she'll make me pay. Dillards, Macy's, Bebe,
&gt;&gt; Victoria's Secret and who-knows-what else. I expect to see a lot of
&gt;&gt; bags coming in from those places.

&gt;
&gt; Mike,
&gt; Women can be selfishly heartless when it comes to revenge. Payback is hell.

His wife shopping at Victoria's Secret is heLL? If so, when's the bus
leave for hades! ;-)


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Posted on 2006-07-22 20:22:28 by Geoff Glave

&gt; His wife shopping at Victoria's Secret is heLL? If so, when's the bus
&gt; leave for hades! ;-)
&gt; BS, yes I said &quot;BS&quot; 205
&gt; <a href="http://eddiekieger.com/" target="_blank">http://eddiekieger.com/</a>

I've seen the Victoria Secret stuff on line. Maybe I should purchase some.
:)
The loss of money is hell but I guess Mike will like the look 'if' she is
buying for herself but she may buy for a gift for someone else.
Susie

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#20: Re: Got my new Ultra! (Rode through hell and back to get it...)

Posted on 2006-07-22 21:04:19 by Tinman

tg wrote:
&gt; &quot;Tinman&quot; &lt;<a href="mailto:mlynch&#64;removeme.citlink.net" target="_blank">mlynch&#64;removeme.citlink.net</a>&gt; wrote in message
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&gt;&gt; Plastic's on the bar, grab sumthin' before Shirley shreds the card...
&gt;&gt;
&gt;&gt; Short version:
&gt;&gt; Rode home tonight, 160 miles through the (hot) desert, with a brandy
&gt;&gt; new 2007 Ultra.
&gt;&gt;
&gt;&gt; After trading in my '04 Ultra, with 40,000 miles on its clock, the
&gt;&gt; '07 felt not only new, but different.
&gt;
&gt; &lt;snip&gt;
&gt;
&gt;&gt; And the color...
&gt;&gt; Pacific Blue Pearl Ultra. I was actually looking for a Fire Red Pearl
&gt;&gt; and Black Pearl combo or a Black Cherry Pearl and Pewter Pearl combo.
&gt;&gt; The blue looks kinda crappy on the MoFoCo's Website. Not so! Very
&gt;&gt; sweet looking color, and I love it. I'd say, if you go by the
&gt;&gt; Website, that the color is a more-brighter version of Deep Cobalt
&gt;&gt; Pearl.
&gt; &lt;snip&gt;
&gt;
&gt; Congrats on the new bike - way cool color!

Thanks. I'm really liking this color. Gonna take a few photos as a
matter of fact (hopefully they'll be more accurate than the MoCo's
Website).


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#21: Re: Got my new Ultra! (Rode through hell and back to get it...)

Posted on 2006-07-22 21:07:21 by Tinman

Sue wrote:
&gt; &quot;Tinman&quot; &lt;<a href="mailto:mlynch&#64;removeme.citlink.net" target="_blank">mlynch&#64;removeme.citlink.net</a>&gt; wrote in message
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&gt;&gt;
&gt;&gt; Shirley, if anyone is still listening... Get them another round.
&gt;&gt;
&gt; Great write up Mike, what ya gonna call yer new scoot, BPB, OK, let
&gt; it die, but isn't it a great feeling new bike and all.

Yea, I just love the honeymoon period. Plus, I waited on Stage 1 flash,
pipes, and breather (first time for that since the '90s). That should
help extend the honeymoon. Kinda like you gettin' new pipes. Congrats!


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#22: Re: Got my new Ultra! (Rode through hell and back to get it...)

Posted on 2006-07-22 22:08:30 by Bob La Londe

&quot;Tinman&quot; &lt;<a href="mailto:mlynch&#64;removeme.citlink.net" target="_blank">mlynch&#64;removeme.citlink.net</a>&gt; wrote in message
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So Bobby treated you good eh?

I always thought he was a good guy. He got a little mad at me a while back
when the shop still belonged to Jim. I was not happy with some work Jim did
and I said so. Jim didn't seem inclined to make it right either until I
told a few other people. Even though he was ticked at me Bobby made most of
it right. The stuff I had not already done myself. I told him I would come
talk to him directly if I had a problem after that. Some how I just have
not gotten around to buying another new Harley since I sold all my bikes a
couple years ago. Maybe after I sell the Magna and the Shadow I'll look at
a new Harley again. I kinda like the new rubber mount sporties since I had
a chance to ride one a while back. A new sporty feels a lot like an older
super glide now.


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Posted on 2006-07-22 22:15:17 by Bob La Londe

&quot;Susie&quot; &lt;<a href="mailto:nospam&#64;nospam.com" target="_blank">nospam&#64;nospam.com</a>&gt; wrote in message news:t1nwg.755
&gt; I can't imagine the heat you live in. When we get 90 with our humidity
&gt; here in northern NY we are toast.

There have been days riding across the desert when I had to stop every 15
miles to find something wet. Once I jumped in the canal over by Painted
Rock (Paloma Ranch) with all my gear on, and then I completely soaked my
helmet. It was bone dry and cooking again by the time I hit Gila Bend.

Another time coming back home to Yuma I pulled into the gas station in Gila
Bend and just sat there downing three quarts of Poweraid and 2 liters of
water before I felt good to go again. My wife got so much heat to her eyes
that trip she had to wear dark sunglasses to go outside for a week.

Some of the runs we have made in the heat I wonder how we survived. People
die in the heat out here every year, and I have known that since I was a
little kid. I get disoriented riding at night anymore so my choice is to
face the heat or stay home.


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Posted on 2006-07-22 22:21:44 by Geoff Glave

Bob La Londe wrote:
&gt; There have been days riding across the desert when I had to stop
&gt; every 15 miles to find something wet. Once I jumped in the canal
&gt; over by Painted Rock (Paloma Ranch) with all my gear on, and then I
&gt; completely soaked my helmet. It was bone dry and cooking again by
&gt; the time I hit Gila Bend. Another time coming back home to Yuma I pulled
&gt; into the gas station
&gt; in Gila Bend and just sat there downing three quarts of Poweraid and
&gt; 2 liters of water before I felt good to go again. My wife got so
&gt; much heat to her eyes that trip she had to wear dark sunglasses to go
&gt; outside for a week. Some of the runs we have made in the heat I wonder how
&gt; we survived. People die in the heat out here every year, and I have known
&gt; that
&gt; since I was a little kid. I get disoriented riding at night anymore
&gt; so my choice is to face the heat or stay home.
&gt; Bob La Londe
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I can't imagine having to stop every 15 minutes.
We had our hottest day we will probably get last week. You could feel the
road
heat and there were no cooler breezes like there normally is but nothing
that made us have to stop.
I've never been to Arizona so I don't have a clue.
Susie

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Posted on 2006-07-22 22:24:49 by Tinman

Bob La Londe wrote:
&gt; &quot;Susie&quot; &lt;<a href="mailto:nospam&#64;nospam.com" target="_blank">nospam&#64;nospam.com</a>&gt; wrote in message news:t1nwg.755
&gt;&gt; I can't imagine the heat you live in. When we get 90 with our
&gt;&gt; humidity here in northern NY we are toast.
&gt;
&gt; There have been days riding across the desert when I had to stop
&gt; every 15 miles to find something wet. Once I jumped in the canal

OMG I came extremely close to jumping into one of the canals coming
south into Yuma on 95. And this was maybe 5 minutes from the dealer.
Just didn't think I wuz gonna make it to the Circle-K.

Sure wish they'd put a gas station in Chimney Rock again. That right
between Yuma and Quartzite is hellacious.


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Posted on 2006-07-22 22:31:09 by Tinman

Bob La Londe wrote:
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&gt;
&gt; So Bobby treated you good eh?

Yea he sure seemed to. He seems more into the wrenching side of the
business than the sales side. I thought of that as a plus. He seems to
be the one even the service manager turns to, if something is a bit
confusing.

Speaking of service... Those guys would not accept a tip (they were
there till 8:30 PM on a Friday night--and they &quot;closed&quot; at 6 PM).

Compared to my only other choices (Vegas or Kingman) I think I'm gonna
use Yuma for service for now on. At least they only sell H-D. Kingman
sells Polaris quads, Honda, some other metric line, and lots of dirt
bikes along with H-D. I sometimes wonder if the wrenches jump from dirt
bikes to Road Kings in the same breath.


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#27: Re: Got my new Ultra! (Rode through hell and back to get it...)

Posted on 2006-07-22 23:11:20 by Bob La Londe

&quot;Tinman&quot; &lt;<a href="mailto:mlynch&#64;REMOVEMEcitlink.net" target="_blank">mlynch&#64;REMOVEMEcitlink.net</a>&gt; wrote in message
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&gt; Bob La Londe wrote:
&gt;&gt; &quot;Susie&quot; &lt;<a href="mailto:nospam&#64;nospam.com" target="_blank">nospam&#64;nospam.com</a>&gt; wrote in message news:t1nwg.755
&gt;&gt;&gt; I can't imagine the heat you live in. When we get 90 with our
&gt;&gt;&gt; humidity here in northern NY we are toast.
&gt;&gt;
&gt;&gt; There have been days riding across the desert when I had to stop
&gt;&gt; every 15 miles to find something wet. Once I jumped in the canal
&gt;
&gt; OMG I came extremely close to jumping into one of the canals coming south
&gt; into Yuma on 95. And this was maybe 5 minutes from the dealer. Just didn't
&gt; think I wuz gonna make it to the Circle-K.
&gt;
&gt; Sure wish they'd put a gas station in Chimney Rock again. That right
&gt; between Yuma and Quartzite is hellacious.
&gt;
&gt;

The little store by stone cabin was open last time I went through that way.


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#28: Re: Got my new Ultra! (Rode through hell and back to get it...)

Posted on 2006-07-22 23:47:57 by Terry Coombs

SteveI (Irv) wrote:
&gt; Susie wrote:
&gt;&gt; SteveI (Irv) wrote:
&gt;&gt;&gt; I can......it was 114 before lunchtime yesterday, official
&gt;&gt;&gt; temp for Phoenix yesterday was 118 although parts of town
&gt;&gt;&gt; were hitting 119 and 120.
&gt;&gt;&gt; I've gotta finish my coffee so I can go out and get my lawn
&gt;&gt;&gt; mowed before 8:00am......
&gt;&gt;&gt; Steve Irving (Irv) - BS#237/SLOB#12
&gt;&gt;&gt; <a href="http://www.nite.com/bike.html" target="_blank">http://www.nite.com/bike.html</a>
&gt;&gt;&gt; Under a black flag we shall sail.......
&gt;&gt;
&gt;&gt; My husband decided to get the lawn mowed before 8am here too and
&gt;&gt; it is a nice cool 62°. Can't beat that.
&gt;&gt; Susie
&gt;&gt;
&gt;&gt;
&gt;&gt;
&gt;
&gt; Sure can......not quite 7:30am here, and it's showing to be
&gt; 95 already.....

But it's a *dry* heat !
We been pretty hot here the last few days , highs near or at a hunnert .
Of coarse we got a lot more humididity here too ...

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#29: Re: Got my new Ultra! (Rode through hell and back to get it...)

Posted on 2006-07-22 23:53:29 by Big Al

Snag wrote:
&gt; SteveI (Irv) wrote:
&gt;&gt; Susie wrote:
&gt;&gt;&gt; SteveI (Irv) wrote:
&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; I can......it was 114 before lunchtime yesterday, official
&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; temp for Phoenix yesterday was 118 although parts of town
&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; were hitting 119 and 120.
&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; I've gotta finish my coffee so I can go out and get my lawn
&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; mowed before 8:00am......
&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; Steve Irving (Irv) - BS#237/SLOB#12
&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; <a href="http://www.nite.com/bike.html" target="_blank">http://www.nite.com/bike.html</a>
&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; Under a black flag we shall sail.......
&gt;&gt;&gt; My husband decided to get the lawn mowed before 8am here too and
&gt;&gt;&gt; it is a nice cool 62°. Can't beat that.
&gt;&gt;&gt; Susie
&gt;&gt;&gt;
&gt;&gt;&gt;
&gt;&gt;&gt;
&gt;&gt; Sure can......not quite 7:30am here, and it's showing to be
&gt;&gt; 95 already.....
&gt;
&gt; But it's a *dry* heat !
&gt; We been pretty hot here the last few days , highs near or at a hunnert .
&gt; Of coarse we got a lot more humididity here too ...
&gt;

Damn. Al Gore was right. The globe *is* melting.

113°

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#30: Re: Got my new Ultra! (Rode through hell and back to get it...)

Posted on 2006-07-23 05:48:24 by no.spam

Tinman wrote:

&gt; After trading in my '04 Ultra, with 40,000 miles on its clock, the '07
&gt; felt not only new, but different... [good read snipped for b/w]

I am definitely not gonna try one out; not for a while, anyway,
because I am real happy with my '99 UC SE Stage 3; in fact it's
the most awesome bike I've ever owned or ridden, and if I were
to demo a new one it might feel so much more awesome that I might
not be happy with mine any more, and that would be a Bad Thing.

Also I couldn't afford an '07 right now and if I wanted one real bad
and couldn't have it that would be another Bad Thing.

So I am gonna go on having fun riding my scoot and that is
a Good Thing.

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#31: Re: Re: Got my new Ultra! (Rode through hell and back to get it...)

Posted on 2006-07-23 17:02:08 by Dr Quin

On Sat, 22 Jul 2006 20:21:44 GMT, &quot;Susie&quot; &lt;<a href="mailto:nospam&#64;nospam.com" target="_blank">nospam&#64;nospam.com</a>&gt; walked
in circles muttering:

....
&gt;
&gt;I can't imagine having to stop every 15 minutes.

ya gotta do what ya gotta do...

I commute 172 miles every day to Tucson - you just find ways to adapt
and make sure you're paying attention to what your body is screaming
at you.

&gt;We had our hottest day we will probably get last week. You could feel the
&gt;road heat ...

Growing up in Nord Dah-kota I know what you mean... I was amazed at
how warm my boot soles would get in the July/August heat. Then - at
the ripe old age of 18 - I ran away from all that snow (etc.) as fast
as I could. Moved to the jungles of French Indochina and discovered
heat. Haven't looked back since, don't *even* want to think about
snow - much less 20-30 feet of the stuff. &lt;sfsf&gt;

&gt;I've never been to Arizona so I don't have a clue.

So when you coming to visit?

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#32: Re: Got my new Ultra! (Rode through hell and back to get it...)

Posted on 2006-07-23 21:17:31 by Tinman

Bob La Londe wrote:
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&gt;&gt;
&gt;&gt; Sure wish they'd put a gas station in Chimney Rock again. That right
&gt;&gt; between Yuma and Quartzite is hellacious.
&gt;&gt;
&gt;&gt;
&gt;
&gt; The little store by stone cabin was open last time I went through
&gt; that way.

Yea I remember it being open for a short period of time. Looks like it's
closed now. (The fence around the place kinda made it seem that way.
&lt;g&gt;)

But still, I can't see why a gas station can't make it out there. Even
in a cage it'd be nice to take a break on that long stretch of 95. And
this prolly ain't possible/probable, but maybe they could make some sort
of deal with DPS, Border Patrol, or the state police for their vehicles.

Just wish there was something better than that route.

Seems like the Border Patrol checkpoint is open more-and-more lately.
When I was headed back home I was stopped behind a few cars. Even at
night the heat was starting to kick-in while stopped. The BP guys are
usually touchy about coming to a complete stop--and in the right place.
This time the guy waved me through right after he was done speaking with
the lady in the cage in front of me. Methinks he didn't wanna get into
EMS mode. &lt;g&gt;

Have you ever come down 78 from Blythe? Looks like you'd need to turn
off on S34 to head south to I-8. But if it's less-boring than 95 I'm
willing to give it a try.


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#33: Re: Got my new Ultra! (Rode through hell and back to get it...)

Posted on 2006-07-23 21:37:55 by Bob La Londe

&quot;Tinman&quot; &lt;<a href="mailto:mlynch&#64;REMOVEMEcitlink.net" target="_blank">mlynch&#64;REMOVEMEcitlink.net</a>&gt; wrote in message

&gt; Have you ever come down 78 from Blythe? Looks like you'd need to turn off
&gt; on S34 to head south to I-8. But if it's less-boring than 95 I'm willing
&gt; to give it a try.

No. I have never come down that road. Mostly out of habit I guess. Been
using 95 to go north for 30 years now. LOL. My fishing tournament partner
for the last three years lives in Blythe and he says that route is quite a
number of miles short than coming down 95 if you are going all the way to
Yuma.


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#34: Re: Got my new Ultra! (Rode through hell and back to get it...)

Posted on 2006-07-23 22:03:54 by ZombyWoof

On Sat, 22 Jul 2006 12:04:19 -0700, &quot;Tinman&quot;
&lt;<a href="mailto:mlynch&#64;REMOVEMEcitlink.net" target="_blank">mlynch&#64;REMOVEMEcitlink.net</a>&gt; wrote something wonderfully witty:

&gt;tg wrote:
&gt;&gt; &quot;Tinman&quot; &lt;<a href="mailto:mlynch&#64;removeme.citlink.net" target="_blank">mlynch&#64;removeme.citlink.net</a>&gt; wrote in message
&gt;&gt; news:<a href="mailto:4nl3c2ltg4athtq74n449sj9ksnk9c0nbh&#64;4ax.com..." target="_blank">4nl3c2ltg4athtq74n449sj9ksnk9c0nbh&#64;4ax.com...</a>
&gt;&gt;&gt; Plastic's on the bar, grab sumthin' before Shirley shreds the card...
&gt;&gt;&gt;
&gt;&gt;&gt; Short version:
&gt;&gt;&gt; Rode home tonight, 160 miles through the (hot) desert, with a brandy
&gt;&gt;&gt; new 2007 Ultra.
&gt;&gt;&gt;
&gt;&gt;&gt; After trading in my '04 Ultra, with 40,000 miles on its clock, the
&gt;&gt;&gt; '07 felt not only new, but different.
&gt;&gt;
&gt;&gt; &lt;snip&gt;
&gt;&gt;
&gt;&gt;&gt; And the color...
&gt;&gt;&gt; Pacific Blue Pearl Ultra. I was actually looking for a Fire Red Pearl
&gt;&gt;&gt; and Black Pearl combo or a Black Cherry Pearl and Pewter Pearl combo.
&gt;&gt;&gt; The blue looks kinda crappy on the MoFoCo's Website. Not so! Very
&gt;&gt;&gt; sweet looking color, and I love it. I'd say, if you go by the
&gt;&gt;&gt; Website, that the color is a more-brighter version of Deep Cobalt
&gt;&gt;&gt; Pearl.
&gt;&gt; &lt;snip&gt;
&gt;&gt;
&gt;&gt; Congrats on the new bike - way cool color!
&gt;
&gt;Thanks. I'm really liking this color. Gonna take a few photos as a
&gt;matter of fact (hopefully they'll be more accurate than the MoCo's
&gt;Website).
&gt;
I've found most of the colors not to be very accurate on the MoCo's
website. Matter of fact down right shitty could be a term.
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