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Forum: Vendors Yesterday, 08:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,037
Posted By Cigar Mike
Thanks, that would be great. I will load the...

Thanks, that would be great. I will load the bikes up and check it out. If I am sure it will work I may have to get one.
Forum: Vendors Yesterday, 03:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 291
Posted By Cigar Mike
I see nothing wrong with it. This is America, you...

I see nothing wrong with it. This is America, you have the freedom to buy were ever you like and pay as much as you like.
Forum: Vendors Yesterday, 01:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,037
Posted By Cigar Mike
I have a 8' bed. The bikes are about 7' long...

I have a 8' bed. The bikes are about 7' long which only leaves about a foot to fold the ramp up in. I really like the ramp and wish I cold make it work. it would be nice for the heavier bikes and as...
Forum: Vendors Yesterday, 01:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 291
Posted By Cigar Mike
That should not come as a surprise. I thought it...

That should not come as a surprise. I thought it was because it was made in China.
Forum: Vendors Yesterday, 01:06 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 11,964
Posted By Cigar Mike
For some reason my laptop would not complete the...

For some reason my laptop would not complete the order. I used one of my other computers without issue. I did call but no one available to take call. They did call back and Shawn could not have been...
Forum: Vendors Yesterday, 12:46 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 11,964
Posted By Cigar Mike
Thanks, I will do that.

Thanks, I will do that.
Forum: Vendors Yesterday, 12:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 291
Posted By Cigar Mike
MotorcycleCloseouts

I think I have learned my lesson. I will not order from them. They just have left me feeling my business would be more welcome somewhere else. I ordered two mesh jackets from them and both ran small...
Forum: Layin' down tracks Yesterday, 09:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,016
Posted By Cigar Mike
Sam has had a good run and will continue to do...

Sam has had a good run and will continue to do so. The problem is the motorcycle community enjoys riding an sharing that enjoyment with others. Most of us are willing to share what we enjoy with...
Forum: Layin' down tracks Yesterday, 08:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,016
Posted By Cigar Mike
This agreement is only valid if the customer...

This agreement is only valid if the customer knowingly allows someone riding along to record the track. That would have to be proven in a court of law. The person recording the track has signed no...
Forum: Americas 08-27-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 805
Posted By Cigar Mike
Ouch, it makes me hurt to even think about...

Ouch, it makes me hurt to even think about crossing the country on a big single.
Forum: Vendors 08-27-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 11,964
Posted By Cigar Mike
I have tried to place an order several times and...

I have tried to place an order several times and it freezes when I go to place order. And then when you call them for help they are not available and want you to leave a message. I guess an email may...
Forum: Equipment 08-26-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 3,705
Views: 559,058
Posted By Cigar Mike
I just had the same thing happen to me but on...

I just had the same thing happen to me but on units I have had for many years. I am curious to the cause. I though maybe my units were just getting old.
Forum: Equipment 08-26-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,124
Posted By Cigar Mike
Too big? That is what I was thinking when I got...

Too big? That is what I was thinking when I got the 115L. But since the roll tops work fine half filled it does not seem to matter much. My thinking was there was no worry if wanted to place liners...
Forum: Equipment 08-24-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,611
Posted By Cigar Mike
The BA insulated air mattress and BA down...

The BA insulated air mattress and BA down sleeping bag with the sleeve that accepts the mattress works well for us. I bought the therm-a-rest neoair mini pump also. I was surprised it worked so well....
Forum: Equipment 08-24-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,157
Posted By Cigar Mike
I have the MSR Coldpro for off road and use the...

I have the MSR Coldpro for off road and use the Cortech for on road. I have to say that I have not given either one much of a test for rain though. Maybe 15 minutes at most. I am watching this with...
Forum: Equipment 08-24-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 540
Posted By Cigar Mike
I have used mine for 8 years and have never had a...

I have used mine for 8 years and have never had a problem. They are secure enough I have to take my helmet off to detach them. I would put it to the test and try to get them off with your glove on. I...
Forum: Equipment 08-23-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,124
Posted By Cigar Mike
Pissed Almost as big as the one I got. 115L and the top...

Almost as big as the one I got. 115L and the top loading is nice. It also has a front and rear outside pocket which is only water resistant but seems water tight except for the most severe conditions.
Forum: Americas 08-23-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 390
Posted By Cigar Mike
Post this in the Rockies Regional thread. You...

Post this in the Rockies Regional thread. You will get plenty of information and someone will probably ride with you to show you around. Be specific on what type of off road you are looking for....
Forum: Americas 08-23-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 805
Posted By Cigar Mike
CB500X, new 2013s can be had for $5,000. Capable...

CB500X, new 2013s can be had for $5,000. Capable of freeway speeds and gets 60-70 mpg. Six speed tranny lets it cruise over 70 all day long.
Forum: Equipment 08-23-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,124
Posted By Cigar Mike
Choices

Shopping for gear at outlets other than motorcycle specific can save a lot of cash. Sometimes they have features that you not ordinarily have. But you become the tester also since you are using gear...
Forum: Equipment 08-22-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 3,705
Views: 559,058
Posted By Cigar Mike
Speaker problems.

I have been having speakers failing recently. Three headsets in a few months. Until recently the units have worked without issue for several years.

I don't get it.
Forum: Equipment 08-22-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,124
Posted By Cigar Mike
Huge roll top duffel

I was looking for a water proof duffel and most of the one I saw were too small and the costs were a bit high for what you get. I found this and may have gone a little larger than needed. It is 115...
Forum: Vendors 08-22-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,037
Posted By Cigar Mike
It would be great if it folded flat against the...

It would be great if it folded flat against the tail gate. I can not tow my travel trailer with the tail gate down. With two bikes in the bed of the truck there is no place for the ramp to fit with...
Forum: Americas 08-18-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 387
Posted By Cigar Mike
I got it. Little over 1000 miles.

I got it. Little over 1000 miles.
Forum: Road warriors 08-18-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,067
Posted By Cigar Mike
Piston mass limits rpms. Smaller pistons higher...

Piston mass limits rpms. Smaller pistons higher rpms. Most 600 twins run much higher revs. A 600 single would self destruct at those revs.
Forum: Road warriors 08-18-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 665
Posted By Cigar Mike
As posted earlier, it depends on the dealer and...

As posted earlier, it depends on the dealer and where you live. No problem here doing test rides.
Forum: Road warriors 08-18-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,187
Posted By Cigar Mike
CB500X, Easy to ride. You can pick up a 2013 for...

CB500X, Easy to ride. You can pick up a 2013 for $5000 or less. Gets over 60 mpg. Has enough power for highway speeds and enough to get your feet wet riding the twisted. If your vertically challenged...
Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 74,746
Views: 7,848,005
Posted By Cigar Mike
It would be nice putting a slot in a piece of...

It would be nice putting a slot in a piece of tubing and tack welding on the bottom edge.
Forum: Vendors 08-18-2014, 04:15 AM
Replies: 500
Views: 76,043
Posted By Cigar Mike
Used XR650L Stand

I actually went into my shop yesterday to do a welding project and I finally found the center stand I removed from my bike. A customer put some special paint on one for me to try out and that is the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 74,746
Views: 7,848,005
Posted By Cigar Mike
I think we are talking about two different...

I think we are talking about two different things. I was referring to grease on the axle where it sits in the pinch clamp. I think you are talking about the nuts on the studs. Maybe I misunderstood...
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 10,986
Views: 1,606,146
Posted By Cigar Mike
With the seat height concern the 410 will most...

With the seat height concern the 410 will most likely be an improvement. But the Kenda 100/100 will lower the seat dramatically. Many XT riders have used the 110. I run the 120 on my L and the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 10,986
Views: 1,606,146
Posted By Cigar Mike
The tire profile will make a big difference. And...

The tire profile will make a big difference. And on top of that not all tires in a particular size are equal. The 120-18 stock tire is smaller than most nobbie type ds tires. I have a 100/100-18...
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 74,746
Views: 7,848,005
Posted By Cigar Mike
I wouldn't put grease on a pinch clamp,...

I wouldn't put grease on a pinch clamp, especially that one.
Forum: Americas 08-17-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 387
Posted By Cigar Mike
Thanks, I do ride the best roads of Colorado...

Thanks,
I do ride the best roads of Colorado and will start from Cheyenne. This helps with the start.

Cheers,

Mike
Forum: Americas 08-16-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 387
Posted By Cigar Mike
I will send you a PM. I have plenty of time. If...

I will send you a PM. I have plenty of time. If there is that much good riding maybe I should pull the travel trailer and set up a base camp several times along the way.

Thanks
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-15-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,648
Posted By Cigar Mike
OHV stickers good if you use OHV trails. Plates...

OHV stickers good if you use OHV trails. Plates good for any county, state or federally funded roads. No reason to pay for something you don't use. That will work.

I have always had a hard time...
Forum: Americas 08-15-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 387
Posted By Cigar Mike
Denver to Rushmore, Devils Tower

I was looking for some help in pavement routes. I was going to start making routes using a road atlas to ride as many scenic roads as possible. I know there are some RRs that would be helpful and I...
Forum: Thumpers 08-13-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,255
Posted By Cigar Mike
Keep riding dirt until there is no doubt it is...

Keep riding dirt until there is no doubt it is time to move on. I rode dirt only and did a bit of racing for 34 years. I stopped riding dirt and moved to dual sports when I was 55. I still have a ds...
Forum: Beasts 08-13-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 4,154
Views: 734,451
Posted By Cigar Mike
Cathy really likes this bike.

Heading back down from Pikes Peak. (over the shoulder shot)
http://i652.photobucket.com/albums/uu246/CigarMike909/New%20Honda%20Twins/035_zpsff8bcf0c.jpg

Short break....
Forum: Road warriors 08-13-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 940
Views: 243,563
Posted By Cigar Mike
Pikes Peak

Rode to the top yesterday. That is some road especially above tree line. The forest is a pretty ride.
http://i652.photobucket.com/albums/uu246/CigarMike909/New%20Honda%20Twins/020_zps7a9bc0ac.jpg
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