The Sportster and Buell Motorcycle Forum - The XLFORUM®
 

Go Back   The Sportster and Buell Motorcycle Forum - The XLFORUM® > SPORTSTER MOTORCYCLE FORUM > Sportster Motorcycle Styles > Sport-Glide / Sportster Motorcycle Touring
XLF Blogs XLF Arcade XLF Disclaimer/Privacy Statement/Terms Of Use

Sport-Glide / Sportster Motorcycle Touring This section is for the discussion of setting up you Sportster motorcycle touring and long distance riding.

Active Threads
0 Hottie of the day, no nudity.
Last Post: trainman
Posted On: 15 Minutes Ago
Replies: 14,965
Views: 1,414,306
0 screaming eagle cams
Last Post: doc martin
Posted On: 16 Minutes Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 1
0 Keep & Kill
Last Post: Yakcm2
Posted On: 17 Minutes Ago
Replies: 14,279
Views: 802,818
0 Seeking advice on shorter rear shocks
Last Post: Gulf Coaster
Posted On: 17 Minutes Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 1
0 Average age of the Ironhead forum users
Last Post: Kingrabbit
Posted On: 36 Minutes Ago
Replies: 448
Views: 88,973
0 Powerraythor conversion
Last Post: ferretface
Posted On: 51 Minutes Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 169
0 Best Battery Maintainer and/or Booster?
Last Post: 60Gunner
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 462
0 Hot Chicks on Hot Bikes
Last Post: trainman
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 10,382
Views: 1,816,132
0 Full face, Half or skull cap?
Last Post: mikeLI_77
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 502
Views: 93,256
3 Shaky Dave Recovery
Last Post: SHAKY DAVE
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 47
Views: 7,360
4 The no-debate OIL POLL
Last Post: boomerguy
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 267
Views: 69,529
0 Official XL Forum Random Image Thread (NO NUDITY!)
Last Post: hammer6315
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 45,476
Views: 7,178,381
0 OEM front brake pads vs EBC double h
Last Post: Tucsonmax1
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 147
0 This week on Craig's list
Last Post: Maxeffort
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 4,447
Views: 543,307
3 Wtb, Wts, Wtt, Wtg (Ironhead)
Last Post: norski
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 53
Views: 240,268
0 C.O.B.B. CBD oil
Last Post: gravydog
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 179
0 “Super Quiet” or “Interconnected” exhaust
Last Post: Magneto Sportster
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 118
0 Which Battery?
Last Post: 60Gunner
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 13,237
0 1974 35mm fork boots
Last Post: IronMick
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 77
5 HAMMER vs NRHS vs S&S Conversion Kits
Last Post: Bulpitt
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 58
Views: 5,290
0 Battery self-discharge
Last Post: sportsterdoc
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 1,492
0 Duplicate Sensor Plugs on my '08
Last Post: DeadeyeRich
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 58
0 Share your Man Cave Garage ideas
Last Post: NGOT8R
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 388
0 Huge cock up (XR1200 Clutch Mod)
Last Post: wedge
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 69
Views: 2,812
0 Transformer XR1200
Last Post: Davo_137
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 119
Views: 10,162
0 Benelli tank on 79’ sportster
Last Post: bustert
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 248
0 Do you use premium gas in your Sportster?
Last Post: jcn59
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 1,795
Views: 369,214
0 Bike lifts
Last Post: NGOT8R
Posted On: 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 241
0 shop recommendations in Westside Los Angeles
Last Post: slamtry
Posted On: 8 Hours Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 161
0 Hot Rods, Rat Rods, and Customs.
Last Post: Stairman
Posted On: 8 Hours Ago
Replies: 3,783
Views: 475,545
More...
Members Birthdays
Sponsored Links
Reply
 
Share Thread Tools Display Modes
  #2581  
Old 1 Day Ago
sportsterpaul's Avatar
sportsterpaul sportsterpaul is offline
XL FORUM TEAM MEMBER
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: In a swamp/Michigan
Posts: 13,890
Sportster/Buell Model: XL1460C
Sportster/Buell Year: 2000
Sportster/Buell Model #2: XL1200R
Sportster/Buell Year #2: 2006
Other Motorcycle Model: XL1200R
Other Motorcycle Year: 2004
Reputation: 10134737
sportsterpaul has a reputation beyond reputesportsterpaul has a reputation beyond reputesportsterpaul has a reputation beyond reputesportsterpaul has a reputation beyond reputesportsterpaul has a reputation beyond reputesportsterpaul has a reputation beyond reputesportsterpaul has a reputation beyond reputesportsterpaul has a reputation beyond reputesportsterpaul has a reputation beyond reputesportsterpaul has a reputation beyond reputesportsterpaul has a reputation beyond repute
Default

John, our polar vortex must not have reached you, expecting 5F for a low tonight, maybe 20F for our high tomorrow then down to 5F that night. I moved 6 inches of snow when I got home last night and another 3 inches today. Been a long time since I’ve seen this weather in early November. Just might be a real sumb*tch this winter. Enjoy your southern excursion.
__________________
I.B.A.#26543, Growing old-Mandatory/ Growing up-optional. Men do not quit playing because they get old, they get old because they stop playing!

The XL Forum Sportsterpedia:
http://sportsterpedia.com/doku.php/start
Reply With Quote
  #2582  
Old 1 Day Ago
kkbii kkbii is offline
Chief Harley Engineer
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: in the WV hills
Posts: 515
Sportster/Buell Model: XL1250s,tax paid
Sportster/Buell Year: 2003
Reputation: 215136
kkbii has a brilliant futurekkbii has a brilliant futurekkbii has a brilliant futurekkbii has a brilliant futurekkbii has a brilliant futurekkbii has a brilliant futurekkbii has a brilliant futurekkbii has a brilliant futurekkbii has a brilliant futurekkbii has a brilliant futurekkbii has a brilliant future
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Crusty View Post
I've got Consumer Cellular for my phone and it doesn't work in Australia. I have internet at the house in Spring Creek, so I can see what's happening on the forums and check my e-mail and write Snippets. But for a phone, I use the land line if I really need to make a call.

I'll be calling my Cardiologist's office to report my blood test results, but I think that's about it.

I saw an ad from Google that caught my eye, a couple of days ago. They have a plan that works almost everywhere, and it's reasonably cheap. But it only works with "Smart" phones, and I really prefer a flip phone. However, if you're not a Luddite like I am, you might want to check it out.
Thanks for the info.my service charges me 10 bucks a day at my first call or text or data use. That might be my best choice. I will check google out before i commit.
Reply With Quote
  #2583  
Old 23 Hours Ago
Maxeffort's Avatar
Maxeffort Maxeffort is online now
Momentary Specialist
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Posts: 603
Sportster/Buell Model: XL1200
Sportster/Buell Year: 1996
Other Motorcycle Model: ST1100
Other Motorcycle Year: 1999
Reputation: 908882
Maxeffort has a reputation beyond reputeMaxeffort has a reputation beyond reputeMaxeffort has a reputation beyond reputeMaxeffort has a reputation beyond reputeMaxeffort has a reputation beyond reputeMaxeffort has a reputation beyond reputeMaxeffort has a reputation beyond reputeMaxeffort has a reputation beyond reputeMaxeffort has a reputation beyond reputeMaxeffort has a reputation beyond reputeMaxeffort has a reputation beyond repute
Default

A budget minded friend who does a lot of international traveling uses "google fi"

It's a prepaid plan that uses multiple networks. You might look into it.
__________________
Sleepy Labeef rides again!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2584  
Old 12 Hours Ago
Crusty Crusty is offline
XL FORUM TEAM MEMBER
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Cheviot, OH
Posts: 1,564
Sportster/Buell Model: XL 1200 R
Sportster/Buell Year: 2005
Sportster/Buell Model #2: XLH 1000
Sportster/Buell Year #2: 1978
Other Motorcycle Model: XLCH
Other Motorcycle Year: 1979
Reputation: 2573124
Crusty has a reputation beyond reputeCrusty has a reputation beyond reputeCrusty has a reputation beyond reputeCrusty has a reputation beyond reputeCrusty has a reputation beyond reputeCrusty has a reputation beyond reputeCrusty has a reputation beyond reputeCrusty has a reputation beyond reputeCrusty has a reputation beyond reputeCrusty has a reputation beyond reputeCrusty has a reputation beyond repute
Default

A Nippy Morning


It’s 12 degrees F (-11.1 C) outside which breaks the record for this date here in Cincinnati. According to the Weatherman last night, the record was 14. At this point, somebody living in a colder place will gleefully want to chime in about how much colder it is where they are and how much more snow they got. Well; if they enjoy that weather, more power to them. And if they don’t, why are they living there? Why not move to where the weather is warmer? I’m whining because I thought I’d done just that. However; winters are a lot milder here than in Massachusetts.

Anyhow; when I woke up, I was lying in bed and comfortably debating if I should get up or just stay there and enjoy being snug in my own little nest. Then I noticed that the Carbon Monoxide alarm had red, green and blue lights lit, so I jumped up and hit the test/reset button. It wouldn’t reset, so I had to change the batteries. Once I did that, it told me that CO was at 0.00 PPM. Since I was now up, I started the coffee and took my shower.

I sat down and read my e-mails. I had a couple of ads for bargains at the supermarket, a few notifications of new responses to threads on the Sportster forum and one e-mail from Melia. Kala has requested that I bring a few specific candies. I’ve got a fair sized pile on the dining room table already, but I’ve got a big bag, so I think I can get everything to fit in it. So I responded and asked if anybody else wanted me to get anything else for them. The size of the pile and my offer to bring even more stuff made me think about Dan Stoley (Stolee?)

Dan was another A&P mechanic when I was in Nairobi. In fact we were room mates; the company was paying the rent on the house we both were living in. Dan was going on Holiday (Vacation) for a month and was heading back to the USA. He had people asking him to get them things that weren’t available in Kenya. He took their money and promised he’d bring what they wanted. The one thing that I remember most was the racing pistons for a Suzuki X-7; a bike that was never even sold in the US. A mechanic in another hangar owned and rode it.
Anyhow, Dan took everybody’s money and never returned. We had enough people coming by the company’s hanger asking for him and the things he was supposed to be bringing, that we figured if he had returned with everything he promised, he would have had to charter a 747 to carry it all. He was supposed to come back after a month, but he never showed his face in Nairobi again.

The last thing I heard about Dan at that time was that he’d blown all his money on Coke and robbed a bank. Then he stood on the sidewalk out front pretending to be an innocent passer-by. He got nabbed and went away for a spell.

I got an e-mail this past year about Dan. I think he was running for office in the Northwest, but I just gave the e-mail a quick once over and deleted it. Now, I don’t remember what it said. He’s still alive, though.

So here I am promising to bring a whole lot of stuff with me and offering to bring more. The big difference is that I am going to Australia and I’m not taking a cent for what I’m bringing. I’m nothing like Dan; but the quantity of things is sizeable.

And none of it is motorcycle parts.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



Sponsored Links
All times are GMT +1. The time now is 03:18.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
XL Forum® - Linson Media LLC