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Yokel

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About Yokel

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    Colorado Springs, CO
  • In My Garage:
    2010 VFR 1200 F
    2015 Subaru WRX

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  1. Hog tie 5.5

    That sounds fun!
  2. Hog tie 5.5

    Also, tentatively planning a bbq Saturday evening as per usual, provided Randalls grill still works. :)
  3. Hog tie 5.5

    I'm hoping to get in Thursday mid day. Staying through Tuesday and bringing a tent. Glroyracing says the mid-south sport riders and sport touring guys are in town as well... I'd love to chase them around Friday morning/afternoon. Saturday will be leisurely with my Dad. Planning on hanging around the Hub Friday evening to welcome folks and hand out maps. 00Yeller from St. Louis is staying through tuesday, I think. I think the OKC contingent of my friends are leaving OKC at 8 or 9AM, so they should arrive at the Hub Friday around 2. I'll be coming in on 412 from Stillwater Thursday morning if you want to meet up. You still have my #?
  4. Hog tie 5.5

    There are a bunch of people who aren't on the forum coming. My friends Erik and Steve, (triumphs), a coworker of Steve's is coming. Erik is bringing 2 friends as well., so that's 5... My old neighbor and a buddy of his on harleys I think... 7, then my Dad... 8. Mark will be busy on Saturday, but I'm pretty sure he and Ellen will drop by. They have a big event that weekend.
  5. Hog tie 5.5

    I think I'll be dragging 5 riders with me... but most are on cruisers.
  6. Tire change mid trip in CO.

    As an aside, let me know if you want a tour of some of the good twistys. Might be able to sweet talk Hispanic Slammer in to tagging along if you're around through Sunday.
  7. Tire change mid trip in CO.

    I live in Colorado Springs, and Apex does good work. They aren't the cheapest around, and I think they charge 25/tire for mount/balance. I would have no qualms using them for quick service... just may want to call ahead a few days and book a time.
  8. Hog tie 5.5

    5.5 is because I wasn't at the last one... which only counts as half a ride. :) See you all in a few weeks.
  9. Hog tie 5.5

    Bumpity-bump
  10. Helmet in Factory Side Case?

    Good to know I'm not alone on this... There were a few minutes there that I was in serious self-doubt on my packing ability.
  11. Those of you with more experience, how on earth do you get your helmet in the side case? I've read they fit in the left one... XL Shoei?
  12. New Member - New Questions

    RE: LSL - Highly subjective, but hurt my wrists. Sold the set and went back to stock. I am the 1%. Well built kit though, fairly easy to do. Welcome and congrats!
  13. Hog tie 5.5

    Hey All! Hog Tie 5.5 dates are September 8-10, 2017. See other posts for info on place and whatnot. More info here https://www.hubinfo.com/
  14. Yokel's VFR1200 re-fresh

    Alright! Took the bike out yesterday and gave it a good shagging. The LSL bars still need some tweaking, but I think I like them. Seat is the bees knees, and suspension totally changed the big bike. It's flickable now. Loving the changes. Still need to add in some rebound damping, but wow, what a change. Rode all the way to the edge of the tire, no hard parts touched, and it felt very planted. The jury is out still on the front getting re-valved, I think it will be ok! I did have to move the remote reservoir for the shock as the hose was rubbing on the rear swingarm, over the winter I'll pull it and have new fittings installed that allow me to locate it where I want, rather than next to my right ankle. Think I need new steering head bearings too...
  15. Yokel's VFR1200 re-fresh

    Got the forks installed, can't wait to try it out! Spooned on some new rubber too. Still dinking with the LSL bar conversion... Those may wind up on the classifieds as they just may not work for me.