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post #1 of 89 (permalink) Old 09-12-2010, 10:52 PM Thread Starter
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I'm located in Joliet and looking to connect with other riders in my area. Kinda' boring to ride alone.

2010 Voyager 1700 ABS with heated seats, Grasshopper backrest, Kuryakyn highway pegs and an Ipod because the radio reception fades in and out. Also has a gear whine, fuel gauge that fluctuates too much and a pathetic cooling system.
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post #2 of 89 (permalink) Old 11-07-2010, 03:02 PM
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Just wanted to say hi and hope someone speaks up here for ya in Illinois. I was stationed at Chanute AFB before it closed. Take care.

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I'm located in Joliet and looking to connect with other riders in my area. Kinda' boring to ride alone.
Just joined. Live in Illinois but mostly ride in Missouri or Wisconsin (other than daily commuting)
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Any Illinois riders have or know somebody who has a Vulcan 1500 Classic EFI model?
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Geneseo is about two hours from Joilet. You are just at the edge of Chicago? Can hardley wait to get back on the road. I started to pull it out and ride the other day but chickened out.
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I'm near I55 and I80. We typically head southwest when we ride, towards the Starved Rock area.

My bike is apart right now. I sent the exhaust in to be ceramic coated. I also installed a Thunder Mfg. air kit and Power Commander V. Now I just need some warmer weather so I can start tuning it.

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When do you usually get your bike out and start riding? What temp do you wait for?
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When do you usually get your bike out and start riding? What temp do you wait for?
I have ridden in the 40's if it's clean and dry outside. Now that my wife bought me a heated jacket liner I can get out a little sooner !

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post #10 of 89 (permalink) Old 02-19-2011, 05:16 PM
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What temperature to ride

Geneseo, IL, Just took the Classic 1500 out for a spin. It's 40 degrees and4:30 pm. Was just going around the block and only had tennis shoes, light jacket, and a doo rag. Ended up riding about 10 miles. Wasn't bad. If I had had my full face helment, long johns, I could have stayed on the bike all day. First time I've had it out this year. Won't be long !!!!!!! Warm weather is comming.
P.S. You know, I did have a pair of jeans on also. I guess a person would look kind of funny, if he only had tennis shoes, light jacket and a doo rag on. What a Kodak moment that would be !!!
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