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Forum: Ride reports 07-25-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 13,944
Posted By jphish
Mornin Doc - sent you a PM - no hurry on...

Mornin Doc - sent you a PM - no hurry on response. johnpdaly@comcast.net Cheers, jp
Forum: Ride reports 07-24-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 13,944
Posted By jphish
Hey Doc - Well, the end of one adventure is...

Hey Doc - Well, the end of one adventure is merely the beginning of another. But for now, lets leave the American tragedy behind in NE and have a safe journey west bound. As for Moose: Saw after...
Forum: Ride reports 07-20-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 13,944
Posted By jphish
Greetings Doc - Well...some of us on the leading...

Greetings Doc - Well...some of us on the leading edge of the boomers demographic probably DO share your interest / taste in music. But it seriously dates us to the Phil Spector "wall of sound" genre,...
Forum: Ride reports 07-14-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 13,944
Posted By jphish
Well, ok Wotan, sorry...at least i didnt spell it...

Well, ok Wotan, sorry...at least i didnt spell it 'wonton'. Impaired photons can result in "dark & stormy nights", just like in the novels. Durable is a good descriptor - resilient too. If you do get...
Forum: Ride reports 07-14-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 13,944
Posted By jphish
Hey Doc - Glad you're on the road with "Woton"...

Hey Doc - Glad you're on the road with "Woton" and things appear to be going swimmingly. You mentioned rain washing 'bugs' off the bike... Ah hem...I dont / didnt see ANY bugs on woton. You are...
Forum: Beasts 12-11-2013, 01:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,334
Posted By jphish
Growelly: Is that yours? Exceptionally...

Growelly: Is that yours? Exceptionally substantial looking machine! Perhaps the best 'Uly beast' for dirt roads I've ever seen. Very Cool!! j
Forum: Beasts 11-02-2013, 01:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,334
Posted By jphish
Actually...there was a X9 converted to a Uly type...

Actually...there was a X9 converted to a Uly type machine by a short legged fellow who worked at Silverdale Buell / HD. I bought my 08 Uly from him. I think he went by "cityX" (or "dirty dave"?) on...
Forum: Beasts 11-02-2013, 08:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,443
Posted By jphish
Righto! A tight chain can cause vibes AND hard...

Righto! A tight chain can cause vibes AND hard shifting. My 06' had no issues with vibes at any speed. (can't say the same for my 800xc) Are engine mounts all secure ? You might loosen them all then...
Forum: Beasts 11-02-2013, 07:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,343
Posted By jphish
I bought my 11' 800XC with the OEM "skid plate" &...

I bought my 11' 800XC with the OEM "skid plate" & lower case protection. They do NOT however, protect the tank or radiator. I added the Touratech upper protection bars - Have beta tested them a few...
Forum: Beasts 10-11-2013, 08:07 AM
Replies: 20,903
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Posted By jphish
I've successfully used "Big Crank" (Pittsburgh...

I've successfully used "Big Crank" (Pittsburgh Penn I think) in the past for 955 Tiger & Buell - they meet spec, are USA made & AGM for about $75-80 delivered to your door.
Forum: Beasts 08-09-2013, 04:14 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 18,097
Posted By jphish
Well...I have had the misfortune of a K-60 flat....

Well...I have had the misfortune of a K-60 flat. Pinched tube from airing down too much. Anyway - it IS a chore, but doable. Warm tire is easier. I carry 3 irons - two 10s & one 12". I dont air down...
Forum: Beasts 08-06-2013, 06:31 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 18,097
Posted By jphish
Drunk uncle - EO9 Dakar - seriously? Virginia to...

Drunk uncle - EO9 Dakar - seriously? Virginia to Inuvik & still almost half the tire left? Hmmm - Thats pretty impressive! Much better than I thought. What do you get out of EO7's ?
Forum: Beasts 08-06-2013, 06:24 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 18,097
Posted By jphish
Ah...The perennial tire question. QUALIFIER: (or...

Ah...The perennial tire question. QUALIFIER: (or disqualifier?) I frequently do dirt roads, (and probably some I shouldnt be on, as evidenced by scars on poor 800 tigger) But NO off road or single...
Forum: Beasts 04-30-2013, 07:38 AM
Replies: 3,918
Views: 473,961
Posted By jphish
Gee - Those Uni-filters really work. Before:...

Gee - Those Uni-filters really work. Before: 4,000 mi trip thru Ut, Co, NM, etc about 1000 mi on dirt & had to change filter at about 6K mi. After: another 4K mi trip, (Or, Nv & Ut) about same amount...
Forum: Beasts 04-30-2013, 07:21 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 10,157
Posted By jphish
Just FYI on re-wire of headlight (both on) The...

Just FYI on re-wire of headlight (both on) The pin connector re-wire changes lighting to Aux circuit, & those pins are easy to screw up. A better way (at least for me) was to solder bridge connector...
Forum: Beasts 04-28-2013, 10:18 AM
Replies: 754
Views: 118,651
Posted By jphish
Hmmm - Its nice to have choices, but...TT tank...

Hmmm - Its nice to have choices, but...TT tank protectors are the least obtrusive (flow with the bike) & work just fine. Its been 7 years since the last of the Girlies have been mfg'd - NOT going to...
Forum: Ride reports 03-14-2013, 11:36 AM
Replies: 2,051
Views: 1,068,492
Posted By jphish
Hola & eh? Gene & Neda - Have seriously enjoyed...

Hola & eh? Gene & Neda - Have seriously enjoyed your "road less traveled" adventure. Travel is a wonderful antidote to ignorance & prejudice. I (as most do) find Mexico a warm and inviting culture....
Forum: Trip Planning 03-12-2013, 09:39 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 12,707
Posted By jphish
Hmmm - I didnt see bears listed on wasp / Hornet...

Hmmm - I didnt see bears listed on wasp / Hornet spray label. Its a very mild (0.4% active ingredient synthetic pyrethroid) neurotoxin formulated for insects (Hymenoptera specifically) that works...
Forum: Beasts 02-06-2013, 07:18 AM
Replies: 754
Views: 118,651
Posted By jphish
Hmmm - I dont know how there can be all these...

Hmmm - I dont know how there can be all these different octane requirements? Perhaps different years for USA / Euro bikes? Interpretation? Anyway - 2006 model (last of the girlie's), pg 26, Owners...
Forum: Americas 02-06-2013, 04:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 854
Posted By jphish
Tlaloc - yep- good roads. A few short (100 yd)...

Tlaloc - yep- good roads. A few short (100 yd) sections of sand that made the tiger 'squirm' a bit - but nothing that will be a problem at speed. Traveled them in & out while fishing Pyramid lake...
Forum: Beasts 02-05-2013, 06:24 PM
Replies: 20,903
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Posted By jphish
OK - so vote is 2 - 0 ABS off. That would be my...

OK - so vote is 2 - 0 ABS off. That would be my inclination - but heard others suggest elsewhere that they preferred their ABS "on" - were able to slow down faster than off, And could still "dab" the...
Forum: Americas 02-05-2013, 10:00 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,545
Posted By jphish
Thanks guys! It appears that if there is ONE...

Thanks guys! It appears that if there is ONE constant in all this - Its the ever changing road conditions. Good reminder to check BEFORE that days ride.
Forum: Beasts 02-05-2013, 07:25 AM
Replies: 754
Views: 118,651
Posted By jphish
93? 91 Octane? I thought manual only called for...

93? 91 Octane? I thought manual only called for 89? Could be wrong - but that's what I recall for 955 FI girlies.
Forum: Beasts 02-05-2013, 06:57 AM
Replies: 20,903
Views: 3,644,672
Posted By jphish
Tiger 800 - ABS ON or OFF?

Hey all - Planing a ride in Canyonlands early April. In reading past posts on this subject there appears to be differing / divergent opinions regarding advisability of using ABS "off pavement"...
Forum: Americas 02-05-2013, 06:42 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,545
Posted By jphish
Yeah - I think Grizgirl & others had already...

Yeah - I think Grizgirl & others had already mentioned avoiding muddy conditions - more confirmation. We'll be in Moab April 1- 5, so hopefully the "radar rangers" wont have arrived yet. I generally...
Forum: Americas 02-04-2013, 07:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,545
Posted By jphish
Thanks Stu - Hoping mud is at a minimum - but my...

Thanks Stu - Hoping mud is at a minimum - but my "hopes" don't make it so. 15 mph limit? Even in sand? I cant get thru sand at that speed. Guess I'll have to revise technique or risk being a source...
Forum: Beasts 02-03-2013, 07:15 AM
Replies: 2,718
Views: 517,626
Posted By jphish
Will do - actually thinking of helmet cam...just...

Will do - actually thinking of helmet cam...just to capture scenery & "naps" for posterity... Thanks again for pics - helpful! TTFN, j
Forum: Beasts 02-02-2013, 11:58 AM
Replies: 2,718
Views: 517,626
Posted By jphish
BlackTiger - ( BigJohn & Robdirt too) Thanks for...

BlackTiger - ( BigJohn & Robdirt too) Thanks for feed back, options & pics! I'm not certain twisted Throttle will get my order to me before departure (March 20) to Utah - gonna be close. (Hard to...
Forum: Beasts 02-02-2013, 04:43 AM
Replies: 2,718
Views: 517,626
Posted By jphish
Blacktiger - I am caught in the "Bark Buster back...

Blacktiger - I am caught in the "Bark Buster back order" group. I went with that particular brand because they will work with a Kaoko throttle control. (Kaoko is GREAT to work with!) So Question: 1) ...
Forum: Americas 02-01-2013, 03:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,545
Posted By jphish
Ave temps for Moab (highs) : April - *72 May -...

Ave temps for Moab (highs) : April - *72 May - *82 June - *93 July - *100 Thats why I go to deserts in Mar or April. May looks good too - after that - I'm back North.
Forum: Americas 01-31-2013, 04:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,112
Posted By jphish
PS: If you've never seen the So Utah Canyon lands...

PS: If you've never seen the So Utah Canyon lands - Late March - April is perfect. I've been on every continent except Antarctic - This is some of THE most spectacular scenery on the planet...& lots...
Forum: Americas 01-31-2013, 04:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,112
Posted By jphish
Heywhatever - As folks have said - start south....

Heywhatever - As folks have said - start south. It can still be winter up here in April. If you stay south of I-70 (or draw a line across about the 40th parallel) you should be OK (generally)...
Forum: Americas 01-30-2013, 08:13 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,545
Posted By jphish
KOH & Walrus - Thanks Gentlemen - helpful stuff....

KOH & Walrus - Thanks Gentlemen - helpful stuff. I like idea of getting difficult terrain done while fresh, without wobbly knees & shaky arms. If I remember my astronomical lessons correctly - the...
Forum: Americas 01-27-2013, 07:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,545
Posted By jphish
GrizGirl - Well, at 5'8" - I welcome the height...

GrizGirl - Well, at 5'8" - I welcome the height enhancing qualities of "Moab Mud". But I also hear your caution. I did get the fender raising hardware for tiger - but if I actually NEED it - perhaps...
Forum: Americas 01-26-2013, 11:42 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,545
Posted By jphish
Thanks all for the great counsel - Its...

Thanks all for the great counsel - Its appreciated !! OK - this is what I've gathered so far... If it's REAL muddy: 1) Borrow my brothers Honda Civic with snow tires & drive like hell. 2) TKCs would...
Forum: Americas 01-25-2013, 08:25 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,545
Posted By jphish
White Rim Trail advice

Yo - fellow inmates. Planning April 1st trip to Utah, after the Easter break crowds & before Summer hoards arrive. Missing big Jeep rally by a day. Anyway - Steeds: one 800GS & one 800 Tigger....
Forum: Beasts 01-23-2013, 06:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,134
Posted By jphish
Uly footpegs - even modified with set screws,...

Uly footpegs - even modified with set screws, still dont allow dirt / mud to fall thru - and just gets thicker. I replaced my Uly pegs with a precision engineering set. Excellent! Mustang footpegs on...
Forum: Beasts 12-05-2012, 08:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 666
Posted By jphish
Birddog' - replied to your PM. Sorry for tardy...

Birddog' - replied to your PM. Sorry for tardy response - out of town. Cheers, j
Forum: Beasts 11-27-2012, 04:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 666
Posted By jphish
Take a look at JC Whitney - (really!) Front /...

Take a look at JC Whitney - (really!) Front / Rear mud guards, $7 - got 2 sets - about $20 with shipping. I used em on my XC - havent installed on Girlie yet. Work Great! Can send pic if you provide...
Forum: Beasts 11-20-2012, 07:26 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,336
Posted By jphish
Greetings Bob - 64 y/o - 30" inseam - 165#. The...

Greetings Bob - 64 y/o - 30" inseam - 165#. The XC, with low gel seat, allows me to get the first 3" of my toes of the boots down on terra firma. (thick soles on the Danner goretex Arcadia boots do...
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