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Well, I’ve owned the Ultra for a month now and haven’t had time to come back here and give you an on going report of my new ride. So I’ll just sum up my month of ownership in a few sentences. I picked up the new scoot on the 11th in Yuma, I live in San Diego for those of you that might be new around here, and drove out to Mesa to visit family. I also got to meet Hippo and go to Bike Night with him.

If you ever happen to meet him, ask him to show you his friends RK with the diamond cut jugs and fancy purple lights. :) Super cool ride.

Back to the Ultra. I rode back to SD and on Monday had the 1000 mile service done by South Coast Harley in Chula Vista. Nice shop, everyone was helpful and willing to please. All bikes are sold at $750 over invoice, so if you’re looking for a place to buy a new bike and you live in So Cal, South Coast is the place.

I’ve been pretty busy with my wife’s sister and kids coming to town for a 2 week visit and I thought that I might not get much riding in. Not the case, I rode with a friend up to Ontario (we got one here in California, so don’t think I rode to Canada) and I’ve gone out for a couple of shorter rides by myself or with the missus on the back.

After my sister-in-law went back home, my wife and I rode to Vegas for the weekend. Nice, but there are some real assholes on the rode headed to Vegas on a Friday afternoon. I shoulda known. Anyway, it was a nice trip and we didn’t have any problems other than the heat in Baker, which was 92, if ya can believe that!! I was dying. I gotta say “Sorry” to all you poor guys in the northern ice box states, but there’s riding to be done down here in the southwest, so I’m gonna do it. :)

I haven’t had any problems so far with the Ultra, it used some oil, but the dipstick plug wasn’t seated properly and it seeped a bit. This is all a guess though and I’m watching my oil level a little more closely now. I haven’t made any changes to the engine or added any chrome bits yet, there’s just too much to choose from. The only thing I’ve done was to add the red lenses and the brake lit/turn signal kit. It runs fine stock and if I wanna race or carve canyons I’ll roll out the crotch rocket, which I haven’t done yet.

I’m already at my 2500 mile service, which I’m gonna do myself this weekend. I can’t see paying anyone to do an inspection and that’s all the 2500 mile service is, an inspection. It all looks simple enough too. Well, that’s all I’ve got to say for now. Except…

See ya on the rode.

Dave
 

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It's about time you got back here...I was starting to worry about you. It sounds like you covered some ground and had a good time. That's great! Got any pictures?

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Sounds like you've been having a great time with the new bike, enjoy. No need to rub in you 92 degree weather:)
 

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Thanks for the report, Ultra.

I'd tell ya to enjoy your new scooter but I don't really think there's a need to!!

No need to apologize for livin' in a year round ridin' state, nope, no need at all, naaah, not jealous at all, not one little bit, nope,wouldn't wanna ride year round, nope, no way,too much fun......oh sorry!!!

Have a good time!!
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Ultra, look forward to meetin' ya' over in Laughln.

Sounds like you've had some serious adventures already! Good for you! I'm happy for ya'. Glad yer back home. ;)

About the trip to Vegas, you're right. There are all kinds of Assholes on the I-15 on a Friday afternoon. And during the summer time, folks plan their trip so they do not drive through Baker during the heat of the day. Baker is called the Gateway to Death Valley for a Reason!!

Whenever your going to be up in the LA area, be sure to give me a ping. Be glad to catch ya' for a ride. FYI. There are a number of Forum members down in S/D. Maybe you guys can hook up.
 

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Welcome back! Glad you got the bike and some miles on it already. Yeah, yeah, yeah....ride all year....blah blah blah(jealousy detector is reading a 98 right now) Maybe I should move. What do you think Guido, we all move south? The worst part about riding here is that when I get to work in the morning I have to change in the locker room with the other guys and it's been so chilly in the mornings here we're having a problem with "shrinkage". They don't believe it is the twenty minute ride at 35 degrees. They think it's genetics or something! Today though it was in the low 70's and I took out the OL for a spin. She actually loved it. She's never been on the new bike before. Rides really smooth with somebody on the back. Anyway, enjoy your perpetually nice weather!
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Hey Sheepboy, shrinkage is definitely a concern for us New Englanders!!! ROTFLMAO

As far as moving down South, naahh, I don't think so.No offense to all you year round ridin' tramps out there but New England offers some of the best riding you can imagine.

Our riding season is way too short for sure, but this time of year & autumn just can't be beat.

Twenty miles west of home brings me to the hills & mountains of western Maine,a few miles east & I'm at the ocean. Just about any direction brings me out to miles & miles of two lane, twisting, winding country roads.Roads that seem to go on forever.

Plus, as they say Sheepboy, if you don't like the weather up here just wait a few minutes, it'll change!!
Yeeesssirreeee, ridin' season is here, life is good!!!
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Aargghhhh...been trying to post some pics all weekend but my computer and the server just don't agree. I'll try again to night when I get home. I just logged on at work to see if things were differant here.

I've been riding as much as possible, trying to wear the tires out, and so far it's been a blast.

Jim, whats the news on the Laughln run?

Hey sheepboy, my wife loves the back of the Ultra, she fell asleep a couple of times on the way back from Vegas. She said the ride was sooooo much better when I added some pressure to the rear shocks too.

Hippo, oops, I must a been dazzled by the purple lights. :D

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Ultra, looks like we'll have several members over at the Laughlin River Run. Hopefully, we can get some of our members together.

Later this week, I'll post again about the "eyeball" meeting, Friday, 4-7 p.m., Bay Shore Inn, 2 miles south of Harrah's on Casino Drive.
 

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Hippo, oops, I must a been dazzled by the purple lights.

Yeah, leave it to Jack to want every piece of shiny metal known to man on that thing. Hope the sumbitch doesn't break any time soon. Pain in the ass to work on, every time you need to get at something you have to take half the bike apart.
 

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Heres some pics of the 2500 mile service and cleaning. Man this thing sucks to clean, I really need an air compressor. As you can see from the second pic, Tesla has a bum leg so I'm not riding too much. Gotta take care of the missus.:D
 

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like I said, second pic...
 

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Very serious in his Cleaning

Hey, Ultra. You trying to make guys feel bad around here? :p The way you're cleaning that bike makes the rest of us lazy dogs look like slackers.!!!! :D

Looks like you clean and service that bike right, Dave.

And she looks like a beaut.

Hippo, there are girls in bikinis over at the Laughlin River Run that'll "clean" your bike for $25. For $25 I'd want a girl in Nevada to....ooops, better stop here.
 
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