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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-04-2015, 09:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 416
Posted By andykeck
Elote for sure! It's truly fantastic. Try to go...

Elote for sure! It's truly fantastic. Try to go before they open because there will be a line. No reservations but you can buy drinks and appetizers while you wait for a table.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-23-2015, 09:13 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,601
Posted By andykeck
...and Condition Brown. For when you've come...

...and Condition Brown. For when you've come through a Condition Red unscathed.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-31-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,378
Posted By andykeck
Jesus, yes. This! I made the mistake of briefly...

Jesus, yes. This! I made the mistake of briefly going down to zero bikes when I got big into car track days. Very hard to come back from that. Always have a placeholder bike.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-09-2015, 09:16 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,637
Posted By andykeck
When I bought my last bike, the local Ducati...

When I bought my last bike, the local Ducati dealer literally sent me out on everything they had, at least until I cried uncle and laid down in the service waiting room to cool down. It was the...
Forum: Road warriors 01-04-2015, 11:51 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,389
Posted By andykeck
I had a Tiger 800xc. I loved it, it's a fantastic...

I had a Tiger 800xc. I loved it, it's a fantastic bike with a wonderful motor. One day, I dropped by the Ducati dealer and the sent me out for test rides on literally everything they had. Bought a...
Forum: Equipment 12-25-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,317
Posted By andykeck
I lived in Seattle for 21 years and commuted year...

I lived in Seattle for 21 years and commuted year round a good chunk of that time. I had lots of gear that I tried, much of it was ok to good one or two seasons, but my Roadcrafters had it all beat...
Forum: Road warriors 11-16-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 500
Views: 112,803
Posted By andykeck
I've had mine for a little over a year, maybe...

I've had mine for a little over a year, maybe 7,000 miles now? No particular regrets. From a reliability standpoint, I've had a perfect record so far.

Would I do it again? That's a tougher...
Forum: Road warriors 11-16-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,076
Posted By andykeck
Same here, except I'm maybe at 7,000 miles. The...

Same here, except I'm maybe at 7,000 miles. The only serious complaints I have are I'd like to get the seat reshaped, and the luggage shape makes it a little less useful than the size would suggest.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-27-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,651
Posted By andykeck
I had a similar thing happen when I swapped tires...

I had a similar thing happen when I swapped tires on my 800XC. Super unpredictable. One corner it would flop over and the next it would fight me. In this case, it was that the bead wasn't seated in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-10-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 10,430
Views: 2,236,016
Posted By andykeck
Speaking as a guys that's owned two VFRs, my...

Speaking as a guys that's owned two VFRs, my recollection of the diagnostic procedure for a faulty RR is this:

Is the bike a VFR?
If yes...
Is there a problem?
If yes..
The RR is blown.

If...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-23-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,978
Posted By andykeck
Damn! I gotta fly up to Portland for work.

Damn! I gotta fly up to Portland for work.
Forum: Equipment 05-06-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,312
Posted By andykeck
I broke one of the pins on my shield about a year...

I broke one of the pins on my shield about a year ago, and I was unable to find anybody on the Internet outside of UK that had spares. So I wrote to the pinlock people and they sent me a baggy just...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-11-2014, 11:19 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,214
Posted By andykeck
There was one wicked hairpin with a pretty...

There was one wicked hairpin with a pretty susbtantial altitude change near where I lived in SW Virginia. It was marked 15mph, and some kind soul placed a home made sign below the speed that said ”No...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-06-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 615
Posted By andykeck
That's gonna be a tough one, I'm watching this...

That's gonna be a tough one, I'm watching this thread for ideas now myself. I know a lot a great options that meet all your criteria except no way in April. Good luck!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-30-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,104
Posted By andykeck
I think my first commute to work was my first...

I think my first commute to work was my first non-practice, around-the-block ride. Which would have been on day two of ownership. I can't say I recommend it, but it's what I did. I felt comfortable...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-02-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 21,032
Posted By andykeck
I think these three posts finish this thread.

I think these three posts finish this thread.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-02-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 33,708
Posted By andykeck
My biggest takeaway from this thread is that I...

My biggest takeaway from this thread is that I could never do gymkhana. Not because of lack of will, I think I could maybe pull that together. Bit I don't think I could ever learn the course. Ten...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-25-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 33,708
Posted By andykeck
I would also suspect that this rider had a...

I would also suspect that this rider had a problem with his outside arm fighting what his inside arm is doing. I don't know if it's a psychological thing or simply natural muscle tension, but my...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-25-2013, 02:04 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,816
Posted By andykeck
And this is why my last three bikes have been...

And this is why my last three bikes have been from KTM, Triumph and Ducati. I was offered test rides on all three bikes I ended up buying. Hell, at Ducati, I got a test ride of everything they had. I...
Forum: Equipment 12-03-2013, 10:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,094
Posted By andykeck
I had the Admore bar on my KTM and was very very...

I had the Admore bar on my KTM and was very very pleased with it. It was easy to install and i really liked the additional sequenced turn signal it had. Biggest thing I appreciated over other...
Forum: Equipment 11-18-2013, 10:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,634
Posted By andykeck
I'm gonna agree that the basic fact is that they...

I'm gonna agree that the basic fact is that they don't fit you. I have the Adventure Gore Tex boots, and on a couple of occasions, I have worn them all day at work. I just forgot to change into my...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-12-2013, 10:22 PM
Replies: 38,243
Views: 10,139,436
Posted By andykeck
I can get pegs down in a parking lot at zero mph....

I can get pegs down in a parking lot at zero mph. I don't even have to be on the bike!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-04-2013, 08:10 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,939
Posted By andykeck
I believe you're thinking of fascism, not...

I believe you're thinking of fascism, not socialism. Under socialism, they'd give everybody a bike.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-25-2013, 10:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,685
Posted By andykeck
Just for the record, the Car2Go cars don't park...

Just for the record, the Car2Go cars don't park free. They pay their parking in advance as a yearly lump sum fee.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-06-2013, 09:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,608
Posted By andykeck
Before it hits your car or bike, that lightning...

Before it hits your car or bike, that lightning bolt had to travel through _miles_ of air. A couple of inches of rubber means nothing on that scale. Plus tires have lots of carbon pigment in them...
Forum: Road warriors 08-28-2013, 09:48 PM
Replies: 500
Views: 112,803
Posted By andykeck
That's the bike pictured above from Ducati...

That's the bike pictured above from Ducati Bellevue.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-21-2013, 07:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,769
Posted By andykeck
Nope, this is the internet. You know, computers...

Nope, this is the internet. You know, computers and wires and shit. Need electrical tape for that.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-03-2013, 09:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,225
Posted By andykeck
Exactly this. Liability insurance is very...

Exactly this. Liability insurance is very important. And it doesn't have to be about a lawsuit either. Suppose you get in an accident and are determined to be at fault. Sure, your bike probably took...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-18-2013, 08:49 AM
Replies: 22,095
Views: 4,311,309
Posted By andykeck
It's a known issue that the ABS model Tiger ECUs...

It's a known issue that the ABS model Tiger ECUs will ignore the correction factor.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-02-2013, 09:27 PM
Replies: 1,923
Views: 252,720
Posted By andykeck
I have the same problem, it drives we crazy....

I have the same problem, it drives we crazy. Dealer says they can't hear it. :dunno
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-19-2013, 06:39 PM
Replies: 5,027
Views: 750,517
Posted By andykeck
What about the Motofizz magnetic map bag? ...

What about the Motofizz magnetic map bag?

http://www.aerostich.com/motofizz-map-bag-1.html
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-14-2013, 09:55 PM
Replies: 5,027
Views: 750,517
Posted By andykeck
It's part number 9901-1336 if that helps. ...

It's part number 9901-1336 if that helps.

http://www.parts-unlimited.com/products/?productId=119925&partNumber=99011336
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 03-16-2013, 03:18 PM
Replies: 3,159
Views: 668,930
Posted By andykeck
For what it's worth, SIA is the mileage til next...

For what it's worth, SIA is the mileage til next service menu page. I suspect your sequence of button presses is wrong and you end up toggling past the ABS menu.
Forum: Equipment 03-09-2013, 09:34 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 15,502
Posted By andykeck
If you do decide to order from Germany, I can...

If you do decide to order from Germany, I can tell your was very happy with how Bikerland-DE handled my eBay order. I got my Sidi Adventure Goretex boots for less than $400 shipped. Been very happy...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 03-01-2013, 10:39 AM
Replies: 22,095
Views: 4,311,309
Posted By andykeck
I can tell you when you fire up the motor after...

I can tell you when you fire up the motor after resetting the plunger, it makes quite a racket until pressure comes up. The spring appears to be there to help take some of the load off the resister...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 03-01-2013, 10:20 AM
Replies: 22,095
Views: 4,311,309
Posted By andykeck
That's not what the manual says: and

That's not what the manual says:



and
Forum: Equipment 02-26-2013, 09:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,550
Posted By andykeck
Apostrophe rage! :kboom

Apostrophe rage! :kboom
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 02-22-2013, 04:46 PM
Replies: 22,095
Views: 4,311,309
Posted By andykeck
Note: this is not professional motorcycle advice....

Note: this is not professional motorcycle advice. I don't know shit about anything as far as you know.

If I were doing it again, I would leave the tank in place and not bother with the valve...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 02-22-2013, 01:40 PM
Replies: 22,095
Views: 4,311,309
Posted By andykeck
Yeah, I'll often do that with a piece of...

Yeah, I'll often do that with a piece of broomstick. But in this case it wasn't needed. The sound and location was plain as day. And once I got the tensioner out, it was clear that the resister ring...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 02-22-2013, 11:13 AM
Replies: 22,095
Views: 4,311,309
Posted By andykeck
[QUOTE=ducnut;20783863]Cam chain noise and valve...

[QUOTE=ducnut;20783863]Cam chain noise and valve clatter sound totally different./QUOTE]

For sure. But a clatter at startup that goes away after a couple of seconds just screams tensioner at me.
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