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Forum: The Garage 12-08-2012, 07:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,000
Posted By Doghouse_Riley
1. Enough to barely hold it's shape. 2. Yes...

1. Enough to barely hold it's shape.
2. Yes and/or pinching part of the tube between the tire and rim.
3. Round off any sharp corners on your irons. Go slow, don't just jab them in there. Also if...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-08-2012, 07:10 PM
Replies: 524
Views: 43,699
Posted By Doghouse_Riley
Yeah bro Rowher is a must. Ben99r1 is gonna help...

Yeah bro Rowher is a must. Ben99r1 is gonna help me get the ol' XRL running up to snuff and then I'm DOWN.

Anybody got some room to haul a little gear for me? I'd like to ride up on dual sport...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-08-2012, 04:45 PM
Replies: 524
Views: 43,699
Posted By Doghouse_Riley
I've been out of the dirt for quite awhile but a...

I've been out of the dirt for quite awhile but a DV trip may be just what I need to get back into the swing of things. Gotta get the ol' XR650L runnin' again. Do some warm up rides. Hmmmm...
Forum: The Garage 10-29-2011, 07:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,167
Posted By Doghouse_Riley
I agree with using a bandsaw. That's how I did...

I agree with using a bandsaw. That's how I did mine. I taped the area with blue masking tape and drew a line using a template I made using a manila folder and a french curve. I cut on the waste side...
Forum: Thumpers 08-09-2011, 11:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,274
Posted By Doghouse_Riley
I'm a novice wrench and I've pulled the shock on...

I'm a novice wrench and I've pulled the shock on 2 of my bikes, XR650L and Sprint RS. Having the right size tools is the biggest challenge.
Forum: The Garage 08-02-2011, 12:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,236
Posted By Doghouse_Riley
Getting your sag set correctly is the first step....

Getting your sag set correctly is the first step.

This is a good article with basics including terminology:...
Forum: The Garage 07-18-2011, 03:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 15,109
Posted By Doghouse_Riley
Here's an awesome resource for gluing stuff:...

Here's an awesome resource for gluing stuff: http://www.thistothat.com/ :deal
Forum: Road warriors 07-17-2011, 09:42 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 16,564
Posted By Doghouse_Riley
When it come to bikes, no brand loyalty. No...

When it come to bikes, no brand loyalty. No continent loyalty. No national loyalty. Currently, 1 British, 1 German (which is actually Austrian and Italian), 1 Japanese and 1 American.

If I like a...
Forum: The Garage 07-17-2011, 09:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,106
Posted By Doghouse_Riley
Auto parts stores often will have it. I bought...

Auto parts stores often will have it. I bought some at Pep Boys not too long ago.
Forum: The Garage 07-15-2011, 06:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,698
Posted By Doghouse_Riley
ATF in a spray bottle. Cheap. Cleans and...

ATF in a spray bottle. Cheap. Cleans and lubes.:deal
Forum: Road warriors 07-15-2011, 07:33 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 14,382
Posted By Doghouse_Riley
955i Triumph Sprints can be found at very...

955i Triumph Sprints can be found at very reasonable prices around here. I admit I'm biased. I just bought a flawless '02 Sprint RS for $3500. Now I know why people love triples so much.:raabia
Forum: Road warriors 07-13-2011, 10:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,363
Posted By Doghouse_Riley
Sweet bike and nice pics. That's one hot...

Sweet bike and nice pics. That's one hot streetfighter.:hair

How do you like the Skyking frame sliders? I'm thinking of putting them on my Sprint RS. Some people on TriumphRat have questioned...
Forum: The Garage 07-12-2011, 11:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,019
Posted By Doghouse_Riley
This is what I did when I first got my F650 and...

This is what I did when I first got my F650 and my Sprint (both used). Both had squealing brakes which I can't stand. In addition to the above:

Check the sides of the caliper pistons for gunk that...
Forum: The Garage 07-09-2011, 11:49 PM
Replies: 834
Views: 136,786
Posted By Doghouse_Riley
Sorry if this has been asked in this gargantuan...

Sorry if this has been asked in this gargantuan thread.

Do you need to reduce the torque when using a threadlocker (or anti-seize)? If so how much? There's an ongoing debate about this on...
Forum: Thumpers 06-03-2011, 03:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,742
Posted By Doghouse_Riley
***Update*** BB finally called me back 2 hours...

***Update***
BB finally called me back 2 hours later. But it wasn't the manager as I had been told but the same CSR. She tells me they've decided to make a "one time exception" in my case and let me...
Forum: Thumpers 06-03-2011, 03:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,742
Posted By Doghouse_Riley
I did. I couldn't get past customer service. I...

I did. I couldn't get past customer service. I called their main # in San Diego. Unless you have a ext # you get bounced over to the customer service line. Even pressing 0 doesn't work. I think I'm...
Forum: Thumpers 06-03-2011, 02:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,742
Posted By Doghouse_Riley
I'm a convert to this way of thinking at least...

I'm a convert to this way of thinking at least when it comes to electrical parts.
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2011, 05:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,742
Posted By Doghouse_Riley
VIN doesn't matter if the CSR has no idea what...

VIN doesn't matter if the CSR has no idea what you're talking about. Their CSRs obviously are not bike people. Again, caveat emptor.
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2011, 05:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,742
Posted By Doghouse_Riley
I had never had a problem with Bikebandit before...

I had never had a problem with Bikebandit before either but I had never ordered BMW parts from them before nor had I had to return anything before. Yes, they have a good selection and good prices....
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2011, 05:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,742
Posted By Doghouse_Riley
I'll Never Buy From Bikebanit Again!

Warning: Rant Ahead

Got screwed by Bikebandit.com twice in 2 days. Yesterday I received a part I ordered for the F650, a sleeve/gasket that goes between the exhaust and muffler. They sent me a...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-14-2011, 03:25 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 54,164
Posted By Doghouse_Riley
T Shirt Design and Printing We are a company...

T Shirt Design and Printing

We are a company doing T shirt designing and printing. We can handle any size order from 1 - 1000 (or more). Want a one off of your bike? We can do it. Need souvenir...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-28-2010, 10:11 PM
Replies: 32,048
Views: 3,053,711
Posted By Doghouse_Riley
Too bad, I was interested in the EVS one but if...

Too bad, I was interested in the EVS one but if it doesn't fit you I'm sure it won't fit me.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-28-2010, 10:08 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 13,762
Posted By Doghouse_Riley
Went out tonight to check out the XRL. Wouldn't...

Went out tonight to check out the XRL. Wouldn't start. It ain't got no lectricity.:bluduh Dead battery. I just rode it Saturday so it shouldn't be discharged. Got it on the charger now. I'll be...
Forum: Equipment 10-22-2010, 03:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,460
Posted By Doghouse_Riley
I carry a travel size Gold Bond powder in my...

I carry a travel size Gold Bond powder in my fender pack. Gets applied to tubes (and inside cycling shorts) prn.
Forum: The Garage 10-22-2010, 02:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,639
Posted By Doghouse_Riley
I like the Kenda Trackmaster II. Good off road in...

I like the Kenda Trackmaster II. Good off road in sand and rocks. Okay on road. I like the D606 a little better but not enough to pay extra for them. I'm on my 2nd set of Trackmaster IIs.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-07-2010, 01:36 AM
Replies: 317
Views: 13,762
Posted By Doghouse_Riley
Sounds awesome, Charlie. I'd love to ride with...

Sounds awesome, Charlie. I'd love to ride with you and your dad again.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-06-2010, 11:48 AM
Replies: 7,494
Views: 567,746
Posted By Doghouse_Riley
I'm made of sugar.:muutt

I'm made of sugar.:muutt
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-04-2010, 05:07 PM
Replies: 7,494
Views: 567,746
Posted By Doghouse_Riley
Cool, sounds like a plan. I'll be trucking up....

Cool, sounds like a plan. I'll be trucking up. Maroon F150, damaged driver's side of the bed. Riding a red/white XR650L with an ADV sticker under the license plate.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-04-2010, 03:22 PM
Replies: 7,494
Views: 567,746
Posted By Doghouse_Riley
Cool Ben. Looking forward to riding some...

Cool Ben. Looking forward to riding some desert.:thumb
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-04-2010, 02:49 PM
Replies: 7,494
Views: 567,746
Posted By Doghouse_Riley
Hey dudes! I haven't been around for awhile,...

Hey dudes! I haven't been around for awhile, spent the summer training for a fight and couldn't risk an injury. The fight is behind me now (awesome shit, got to crack some heads and didn't get mine...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-01-2010, 09:48 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 6,280
Posted By Doghouse_Riley
At 80 dB you'd need to be exposed to the noise...

At 80 dB you'd need to be exposed to the noise for more than 8 hours for permanent hearing damage to occur. http://www.dangerousdecibels.org/hearingloss.cfm Also, unless they're firing up in your...
Forum: The Garage 09-30-2010, 05:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,869
Posted By Doghouse_Riley
For cleaning pilot jets I've had good results...

For cleaning pilot jets I've had good results from putting them in a small ultrasonic cleaner used for cleaning jewelry filled with Pine Sol for 24 hours.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-30-2010, 05:47 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 6,280
Posted By Doghouse_Riley
People that will do their jobs.

People that will do their jobs.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-30-2010, 05:47 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 6,280
Posted By Doghouse_Riley
It's different because the so called problem is a...

It's different because the so called problem is a bull shit straw man. Air pollution is a quantifiable problem. Noise pollution is subjective.

There are more cars blasting annoying BOOM BOOM BOOM...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-30-2010, 05:36 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 6,280
Posted By Doghouse_Riley
Exactly. State economy is in the crapper and this...

Exactly. State economy is in the crapper and this is what they're doing? So glad Arnold will be gone soon. Now to get rid of the do nothing legislators.
Forum: The Garage 09-30-2010, 12:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,869
Posted By Doghouse_Riley
Drain the gas and refill with fresh gas just to...

Drain the gas and refill with fresh gas just to be sure there's no contamination from before. Cheap insurance.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-29-2010, 10:16 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 6,280
Posted By Doghouse_Riley
Fucking elitist. :asshat

Fucking elitist. :asshat
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-23-2010, 10:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,818
Posted By Doghouse_Riley
If you've a mind to check a little further south...

If you've a mind to check a little further south there's San Luis Obispo and Paso Robles. Beach, dunes, mountains, not too far from the desert; you got it all.
Forum: Thumpers 08-23-2010, 10:37 PM
Replies: 78,929
Views: 8,653,981
Posted By Doghouse_Riley
I'm 6'4", 275 lbs. I have the EVS BJ22 Balistic...

I'm 6'4", 275 lbs. I have the EVS BJ22 Balistic Jersey in XXL. Fits great. Plenty long enough. Plenty of room in the chest.
Forum: The Garage 08-03-2010, 12:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 902
Posted By Doghouse_Riley
If you can, get the front wheel off the ground...

If you can, get the front wheel off the ground and turn it stop to stop and feel for any notchiness to check for steering stem damage. Put a straight edge along the length of the fork to check if...
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