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Old 12-19-2008, 11:32 AM
 
Location: Thornton
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If I'm not mistaken your '03 Shadow is carburated. In which case you might need to do some adjustment. Some people suggest rejetting as well, but I bought '96 VT1100 in PA and brought it out here. Haven't rejetted it, just did a little tuning on the carbs to get it running better. Initially 100feet to 5300feet isn't too bad, but I'd lose a LOT of power when I take it up to 8000+ and need it the most climbing the hills. Rejetting wouldn't hurt I'm sure, but personally I haven't bothered
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Old 12-19-2008, 11:39 AM
 
Location: The 719
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and deer but the louder your hog the less they will get in your way. For speed, you will want the flat areas.
Ah, funny you mention that! My bike is very loud and when I was living in Evergreen (5.5 miles up Upper Bear Creek road I like to brag) I would try to putt really slow so I wouldn't disturb the pesky Elk, and it never failed, I'd be puttin' along like "BOODALOOT POTATO POTATO POTATO BOODALOOT" and the elk would always do the same thing. They'd look up from their grazing stance, and run like the wind!



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Banditos, Sons of Silence, Hells Angeles, Diablos are some of the larger groups but relatively keep to themselves. Just need to be aware that they do take over certain bars and not entirely welcoming of just anyone who has a bike or wears leather.
How about Puttin' Sober? They won't be at the bars though.
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Old 12-19-2008, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Governor's Park/Capitol Hill, Denver, CO
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Ah, funny you mention that! My bike is very loud and when I was living in Evergreen (5.5 miles up Upper Bear Creek road I like to brag) I would try to putt really slow so I wouldn't disturb the pesky Elk, and it never failed, I'd be puttin' along like "BOODALOOT POTATO POTATO POTATO BOODALOOT" and the elk would always do the same thing. They'd look up from their grazing stance, and run like the wind!

How about Puttin' Sober? They won't be at the bars though.
The elk are probably rifle trigger shy with all the hunters. I think you have to be more concerned with the deer off of C470 along the foothills as they jump right out in front of traffic.

Very true, listen up ZionVier, sober driving!!!

I use to go to the Little Bear in the hills and What The Hell Saloon on 52nd and Sheridan to hear my brother's band. He is wicked good on the guitar and plays classic rock and blues, can easily play from Hendrix to Santana. The Angels at What The Hell loved him and made him an honorary Hells Angel, even though he doesn't have a bike nor know how to ride one. The bar is now named something else and my brother is taking a break but they are a wild bunch and there are about 400 members in their Colorado chapter. I don't think I would have ever seen them or knew this about them without going to see my brother play as they keep a low profile.
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Old 12-19-2008, 01:39 PM
 
Location: The 719
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I bet you see a few bikers during the Toys for Tots run. We did down in Pueblo and I knew a bunch of them as they went to the Golden Corral to eat.

Hey, it beats Furr Burgers!
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Old 12-19-2008, 07:20 PM
 
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Biker gangs are not that big of an issue, just don't stop someplace where you see a ton of bikes thinking you will fit in. The bars they hang at are typically in the northern part of Denver, 44th and Sheridan and into Westminster 52nd and Sheridan. Not so much within the city and won't bother you at all in the hills. Most are into drug and firearms then street violence....
Biker Bar???? on Sheridan???? Well, maybe, maybe not---I have lived near here a long time and been to any and all bars on those corners but I never got a bad impression---sure there are some bikers there; maybe more sometimes;maybe less sometimes; but certainly not real tough place where you would get your butt kicked. I have a New Yawk accent..if that does not attract a butt kicking... Let us not give North Sheridan a bad rap because it is right on the edge of the big, desirous growth neighborhoods in Denver, Highland and Berkeley.

A number of years ago, my car broke down on the way home in front of one of these meanest looking bars. It was before cell phones. I walked in, dressed in my suit, carrying my briefcase because I had valuables that I did not want to leave in the car. Well, I was looked at, sneered at, and invited in for a beer, and another beer, and another beer....got a ride home and the patrons got a friend to tow my car to a garage. All of me, briefcase included, was safe and secure.

Some of the people are big, loud and ugly but so am I....maybe that is why I never noticed... Actually, it is because I have a big tolerance for differences and I accept people on simple friendly terms

The only time I am bothered by bikers is when they start that motor "foreplay" before they take off down the street.....after all, a retired guy, like me, gets up at the "crack of noon".

Livecontent

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Old 01-01-2009, 10:19 PM
 
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Can anyone recommend a good, honest bike service person in the Denver area (or surrounding 10 miles)? I had a guy I used back in Savannah who was very friendly and honest, and good. I hate when people try to jack you around for money, which I find some time with dealers and such.

Thanks for the help.
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Old 01-05-2009, 09:30 AM
 
Location: Thornton
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Can anyone recommend a good, honest bike service person in the Denver area (or surrounding 10 miles)? I had a guy I used back in Savannah who was very friendly and honest, and good. I hate when people try to jack you around for money, which I find some time with dealers and such.

Thanks for the help.
Unfortunately, I don't know anyone personally. Most of my work I do myself. But I can say that I've stopped using a specific Honda dealer in Thornton because I've never been satisfied with their service department. Never felt that they treated my bike like their own, and have had something wrong with their service everytime I went there.

I know there's a couple smaller places around, If you're looking for a good tire guy, I know of one, just have to find his info. Not sure, but he might be willing to do some other basic work too.
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