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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-17-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 15,390
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Posted By PhiSig1071
It's a beautiful ride, I've done it too. If you...

It's a beautiful ride, I've done it too. If you go down into Warsaw there's a side road that will take you into Holden Canyon and down to the El Oro mine ruins. It's mostly decent two-track, but the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-16-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 15,390
Views: 1,248,290
Posted By PhiSig1071
Link to event info?

Link to event info?
Forum: Road warriors 08-15-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 7,876
Views: 1,172,336
Posted By PhiSig1071
http://www.rycamotors.com/bikes/sportster_cafe_rac...

http://www.rycamotors.com/bikes/sportster_cafe_racer/kit/

Buy a sporty and bolt it on!
Forum: Road warriors 08-15-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 7,876
Views: 1,172,336
Posted By PhiSig1071
Actually I think the 883 is heavier then the...

Actually I think the 883 is heavier then the 1200, the cylinders have more metal=more weight.

As for a Sporty that looks like that, have you seen the Ryca Sportster Cafe kit?
...
Forum: Thumpers 08-14-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 23,917
Views: 4,049,604
Posted By PhiSig1071
Check this one out: ...

Check this one out:

http://charlotte.craigslist.org/mcd/4602726684.html

It's not too far from you, newer, and at a dealer.

Or this one:

http://charlotte.craigslist.org/mcy/4614427524.html
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 08-14-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 5,923
Views: 444,505
Posted By PhiSig1071
You probably should stop walking around feeling...

You probably should stop walking around feeling up people with bikes for sale to see if they're firm. Might get you punched. :deal
Forum: Thumpers 08-14-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 23,917
Views: 4,049,604
Posted By PhiSig1071
It's funny, I looked up that fan by part number...

It's funny, I looked up that fan by part number on amazon, and on the bottom of the page there are suggestions of parts people have bought with the fan, and these plastic mounting rods was one of the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-14-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 23,917
Views: 4,049,604
Posted By PhiSig1071
Personally, I wouldn't do that. The OTD price...

Personally, I wouldn't do that. The OTD price should include sales tax and registration on the vehicle, which you would pay out of packet for a person to person sale when you go register the bike (at...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-14-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 15,390
Views: 1,248,290
Posted By PhiSig1071
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Equipment 08-14-2014, 02:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,516
Posted By PhiSig1071
Where in AZ has Klim gear in stock? I couldn't...

Where in AZ has Klim gear in stock? I couldn't find any at the local places here in Tucson, although it's been a while since I looked.
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 08-14-2014, 02:18 AM
Replies: 5,923
Views: 444,505
Posted By PhiSig1071
I never understood why people say things like "I...

I never understood why people say things like "I will entertain any offer of $1500 or higher".

Why would anyone offer him anything over $1500 if they know he'll go that low?
Forum: Thumpers 08-13-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 23,917
Views: 4,049,604
Posted By PhiSig1071
It will actually boil in the overflow tank. Slow...

It will actually boil in the overflow tank. Slow speed technical stuff, the only time it's done it was on a C-Gap ride. Flushed and filled with engine ice. One rad is slightly bent, but not dirty and...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-13-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 15,390
Views: 1,248,290
Posted By PhiSig1071
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-13-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 15,390
Views: 1,248,290
Posted By PhiSig1071
If anybody here has Fastphil38's phone number can...

If anybody here has Fastphil38's phone number can you drop him a line and ask him to check his PM's? Thanks!
Forum: Thumpers 08-13-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 23,917
Views: 4,049,604
Posted By PhiSig1071
My ADV-google-fu is weak. I have two questions...

My ADV-google-fu is weak. I have two questions for the other DRZ owners out there.

Anybody use the K&N air filter on their bike? Pros/Cons?

How hard is it to swap S rads onto an E? (S's are...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 08-04-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 5,042
Views: 333,878
Posted By PhiSig1071
DRZ, 440 kit or a set of SM rims? I've already...

DRZ, 440 kit or a set of SM rims? I've already got the kit, I just need to get it installed, but the SM rims are for sale here in the flea market, cheap (for what they are).
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 08-01-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 5,042
Views: 333,878
Posted By PhiSig1071
Talking about pissing in the collective cheerios....

Talking about pissing in the collective cheerios.

And who the hell hasn't heard the term "Twatwaffle?" by now?

The riders response did piss me off a bit, I used to live in the Keys, and I...
Forum: Ride reports 08-01-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 8,512
Posted By PhiSig1071
Gotcha. That sucks. Thanks for the info, sorry...

Gotcha. That sucks. Thanks for the info, sorry for the hijack.
Forum: Ride reports 08-01-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 8,512
Posted By PhiSig1071
How did the tire go flat? (I have the Tubliss...

How did the tire go flat? (I have the Tubliss system on my bike too)

Did the inner/rimlock tube go flat? Or did the tire get a puncture and the tire itself lost pressure? How did he fix it?
...
Forum: Ride reports 07-30-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 661
Views: 92,515
Posted By PhiSig1071
Based on what I have read here, on JDowns thread,...

Based on what I have read here, on JDowns thread, and on others RR's it seems like the people who aren't staying at the $8 hostels are missing out. (Not to mention the fact that the less it costs the...
Forum: Road warriors 07-30-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 7,876
Views: 1,172,336
Posted By PhiSig1071
If they can pull off 990ADV off road ability,...

If they can pull off 990ADV off road ability, V-strom/KLR/Versys reliability, F800GS fuel efficiency, low weight, and a Japanese Brand competitive price, those things will be on back-order from now...
Forum: Ride reports 07-30-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 661
Views: 92,515
Posted By PhiSig1071
Well, my place of employment doesn't allow us to...

Well, my place of employment doesn't allow us to take more then a month off at a time, so I wont be able to do something similar until I retire, in 19 years. :cry

On a similar note, I know JDowns...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 07-30-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 5,042
Views: 333,878
Posted By PhiSig1071
I thought about it, but it's a big investment....

I thought about it, but it's a big investment. Everything else I've gotten for the bike (GL bag, rear rack, rotopax, Scotts, SC seat, brand new 440 kit, GPS, etc etc) I've bought used. The biggest...
Forum: Ride reports 07-30-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 661
Views: 92,515
Posted By PhiSig1071
Found your RR a few days ago and I just caught up...

Found your RR a few days ago and I just caught up to this point. Really enjoying it, and I can't wait to read the rest!
Forum: Old's Cool 07-30-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 7,148
Views: 3,277,060
Posted By PhiSig1071
You could go either way, but I would lean toward...

You could go either way, but I would lean toward Cafe bike, because of the clip-on's. Streetfighters usually have dirt bike bars.
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 07-29-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 5,042
Views: 333,878
Posted By PhiSig1071
That sucks. 102 here. The DRZ is about to go...

That sucks. 102 here.

The DRZ is about to go down for some work/maintenance/rebuild. Scotts went out for a service today. I'm planning a Moab trip (or North Rim? or Colorado? or AZBDR?) in...
Forum: Road warriors 07-29-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 7,876
Views: 1,172,336
Posted By PhiSig1071
Ritmo Sereno does some masterful work.

Ritmo Sereno does some masterful work.
Forum: Road warriors 07-29-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 7,876
Views: 1,172,336
Posted By PhiSig1071
Lack of power is relative. I've ridden a 'Streak,...

Lack of power is relative. I've ridden a 'Streak, a VTX1800, a Warrior, and a M109R (I used to work at a multi-line dealership). The only bike I like better then the streaker was the Warrior. I've...
Forum: Road warriors 07-26-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 7,876
Views: 1,172,336
Posted By PhiSig1071
Maybe I should have been more clear, the way a...

Maybe I should have been more clear, the way a motor makes power is a product of bore and stroke, to a large degree. A V-Twin and a Parallel twin with the same bore and stroke, tuned the same, and...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-25-2014, 11:49 PM
Replies: 591
Views: 424,583
Posted By PhiSig1071
Did you build that?

Did you build that?
Forum: Road warriors 07-25-2014, 10:39 PM
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Views: 1,172,336
Posted By PhiSig1071
Super Enduro and HP2 both made it to the podium...

Super Enduro and HP2 both made it to the podium in an "unlimited" class at Erzberg. Thus the "Erzberg Edition" 950 Super Enduro. I believe it was HP2 in first followed by two SE's, but I'm too lazy...
Forum: Road warriors 07-25-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 7,876
Views: 1,172,336
Posted By PhiSig1071
When a bike wins or podiums at Erzberg or Dakar...

When a bike wins or podiums at Erzberg or Dakar I'm pretty sure that qualifies it as a "real off-roader".
Forum: Road warriors 07-25-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 7,876
Views: 1,172,336
Posted By PhiSig1071
It's nice, but I wish they would offer one more...

It's nice, but I wish they would offer one more street-spec and one that's a real off-roader.
Forum: Road warriors 07-24-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 7,876
Views: 1,172,336
Posted By PhiSig1071
V twins aren't that much narrower. A lot of...

V twins aren't that much narrower. A lot of components that contribute to the width of the bike are the same. Transmissions, radiators (unless they're side mounted, which requires larger ones to...
Forum: Road warriors 07-24-2014, 12:20 AM
Replies: 7,876
Views: 1,172,336
Posted By PhiSig1071
I never understood why people prefer a V-Twin...

I never understood why people prefer a V-Twin over a Parallel twin. The character of the motor (power delivery, traction, torque) is the same.

I used to sell Aprilia's, I had to explain to people...
Forum: Road warriors 07-23-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 7,876
Views: 1,172,336
Posted By PhiSig1071
Not sure. But if you convert a dirtbike to SM...

Not sure. But if you convert a dirtbike to SM it'll lower it. Going from a 21 to a 17 will lower the front a little, and going from an 18(?) to a 17 will help some.
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-23-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 430
Views: 43,855
Posted By PhiSig1071
Where's a good place to stay in Moab?

Where's a good place to stay in Moab?
Forum: Road warriors 07-22-2014, 11:46 PM
Replies: 7,876
Views: 1,172,336
Posted By PhiSig1071
SM's are lower then stock dirtbikes, and they...

SM's are lower then stock dirtbikes, and they take to being lowered well, no funky handling issues like you get with a lowered sportbike.
Forum: Road warriors 07-22-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 7,876
Views: 1,172,336
Posted By PhiSig1071
Supermoto's are more fun. :deal ...

Supermoto's are more fun.

:deal

https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xaf1/t1.0-9/556506_10100254144319792_798879373_n.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 07-22-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 7,876
Views: 1,172,336
Posted By PhiSig1071
I kinda want this to be a stable-mate to my...

I kinda want this to be a stable-mate to my ADV-ized DRZ:

http://i332.photobucket.com/albums/m336/blakefacente/F650/for%20sale%20stuff/IMG_8433.jpg

It's just a question of if I should pay off...
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