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Forum: Americas Yesterday, 03:10 PM
Replies: 26,263
Views: 2,176,223
Posted By akaDigger
Tom, the Quechan Indian Tribe owns that lot and I...

Tom, the Quechan Indian Tribe owns that lot and I believe it's there for the purpose you describe. They call it tourism. Lots of people cross on foot there to shop or avail themselves of the services...
Forum: Americas 12-19-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,299
Posted By akaDigger
yes

yes
Forum: Americas 12-19-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,299
Posted By akaDigger
no

no
Forum: Americas 12-18-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 407
Posted By akaDigger
Good idea to ride through Michigan as opposed to...

Good idea to ride through Michigan as opposed to northern Indiana / Chicago.
Forum: Ride reports 12-15-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 13,401
Posted By akaDigger
"that ubiquitous Southern creeper vine",...

"that ubiquitous Southern creeper vine", kudzu
Forum: Americas 12-11-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 26,263
Views: 2,176,223
Posted By akaDigger
The new rules that recently took effect in the US...

The new rules that recently took effect in the US regarding narcotic prescription drugs has predictably caused a soaring demand for heroin.
Forum: Americas 12-08-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 26,263
Views: 2,176,223
Posted By akaDigger
131 was fine last January. The roads southward...

131 was fine last January. The roads southward all took a beating during the November '13 hurricanes. Maintenance and repair were well along by the time we rode through. Both are great roads and both...
Forum: Americas 12-05-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 729
Posted By akaDigger
Altitude Sickness

I see you are from Cincy so I would say be aware of altitude sickness. It seems most people don't have a problem with this. At least not to the point that it can't just be ignored. If you get it you...
Forum: Beasts 12-04-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 21,716
Views: 4,021,400
Posted By akaDigger
Just improvised. I made my own from a 1" sch80...

Just improvised. I made my own from a 1" sch80 pipe nipple and an old socket.
http://i564.photobucket.com/albums/ss84/diggerled/Mobile%20Uploads/1417736773.jpg...
Forum: Beasts 12-03-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 21,716
Views: 4,021,400
Posted By akaDigger
T3880023

Is there an alternative plan to adjust steering neck bearings? One without using the Triumph socket #T3880023.
Forum: Americas 11-27-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 26,263
Views: 2,176,223
Posted By akaDigger
Yes, it was you. Thanks for the corroboration. ...

Yes, it was you. Thanks for the corroboration.

My buddy El Brento and I didn't ride that road last winter but we'll have another good shot at it in January.
Forum: Americas 11-27-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 26,263
Views: 2,176,223
Posted By akaDigger
This info was given to me by inmates this past...

This info was given to me by inmates this past January: All graded east of Tolantongo. Similar to the road down to the grutas and hot springs. The river valley half way to Metztitlan lacked an intact...
Forum: Americas 11-27-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 26,263
Views: 2,176,223
Posted By akaDigger
Spot trackers

Spot trackers have A Black Friday 50% off rebate going. Buy in store or online from your favorite retailer. Gen3 ends up at around $75 US.
Forum: Ride reports 11-26-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 411
Views: 72,722
Posted By akaDigger
I'm in again. Ready for another huge dose of...

I'm in again. Ready for another huge dose of inspiration.
Forum: Americas 11-07-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,751
Posted By akaDigger
We rode that road in early April. No violence or...

We rode that road in early April. No violence or even much traffic. One patrolling army flatbed. We were scrutinized pretty good in the Yoquivo-Recomachic area (my take). Great riding that road. That...
Forum: Americas 10-31-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 605
Posted By akaDigger
Vietnam GPS

Saw this over in Ride Reports


http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1014861
Forum: Ride reports 10-27-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,721
Posted By akaDigger
like

like
Forum: Americas 10-23-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 26,263
Views: 2,176,223
Posted By akaDigger
I have interest and will follow along again....

I have interest and will follow along again. Thanks for posting as you go. I thought your last report worked very well. Perfect timing too.
Forum: Americas 10-17-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 613
Posted By akaDigger
Moab weather, November 2014

The average weather calls for highs 50F-60F. Lows around 30F. The forecast is for dry and above average temperatures. That's way better than cooler than normal.

FORECAST FOR MOAB, UT ...
Forum: Thumpers 10-14-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 14,880
Views: 1,608,773
Posted By akaDigger
Spotted this in the Is Mexico Safe thread....

Spotted this in the Is Mexico Safe thread. Thought you guys might advise and "break the bad news to" him. I own a KLR and believe this one is terminal.
Forum: Ride reports 10-11-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,277
Posted By akaDigger
Altitude! Storm King where you slept (or not) is...

Altitude! Storm King where you slept (or not) is over 10,000 ft. I don't know how high you were when you camped above Abiquiu, NM but the town is over 6000 ft. Santa Fe and Salida above 7k....
Forum: Old's Cool 10-10-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 38,556
Posted By akaDigger
1977 XLCR Cafe Racer

I have owned this bike since 1992. I bought it from the original owner, my friend Steve. Only 8600 mi. on the clock, meaning I have put only 2500 miles on it since I rebuilt it right after the...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-10-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 7,406
Views: 3,443,264
Posted By akaDigger
The badges appear to be identical. ...

The badges appear to be identical.
http://i564.photobucket.com/albums/ss84/diggerled/XLCR/1412885356.jpg (http://s564.photobucket.com/user/diggerled/media/XLCR/1412885356.jpg.html)
Not yet Indian...
Forum: Americas 10-05-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,581
Posted By akaDigger
40 hour time limit from start to finish

40 hour time limit from start to finish
Forum: Americas 10-05-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,581
Posted By akaDigger
http://score-international.com/2014-baja-1000-cour...

http://score-international.com/2014-baja-1000-course-map/
Forum: Americas 09-29-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 26,263
Views: 2,176,223
Posted By akaDigger
Saw this link in my inbox this morning. ...

Saw this link in my inbox this morning.

http://www.borderlandbeat.com/2014/09/at-least-11-dead-after-juarezsinaloa.html

Local job hazards. The rewards are not so great for the unlucky few.
Forum: Americas 09-29-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 321
Posted By akaDigger
Take it for what it's worth. This info is second...

Take it for what it's worth. This info is second hand and I got it last Thursday.
A friend who just returned from Cabo San Lucas (he was there during the storm) reports that restoration is in full...
Forum: Americas 09-23-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 26,263
Views: 2,176,223
Posted By akaDigger
Satevo from another perspective. April 2014 ...

Satevo from another perspective. April 2014

http://i564.photobucket.com/albums/ss84/diggerled/Copper%20Canyon%20Trip%20April%202014/IMG_0531.jpg...
Forum: Beasts 09-18-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 21,716
Views: 4,021,400
Posted By akaDigger
I used OEM pads for replacements on the rear....

I used OEM pads for replacements on the rear. Your pads are the same. I had plenty of room, no issues. Make sure the caliper "floats" as it should. While the pads are out, slide it from side to side....
Forum: Beasts 09-17-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 21,716
Views: 4,021,400
Posted By akaDigger
Manual calls for Showa SS8. I picked the Bel Ray...

Manual calls for Showa SS8. I picked the Bel Ray 10W because it is what the shop had AND it has a nearly identical viscosity at operating temps. Who knows what stock is?...
Forum: Beasts 09-17-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 21,716
Views: 4,021,400
Posted By akaDigger
Used Bel Ray 10w oil. Forks are noticeably...

Used Bel Ray 10w oil. Forks are noticeably stiffer. I think I like it this way. Mexico topes next month. We'll see how I like it by the time I get home.
Forum: Beasts 09-16-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 21,716
Views: 4,021,400
Posted By akaDigger
My valve adjust is done for the time being. I got...

My valve adjust is done for the time being. I got my shims from Yamaha but any shop that services any Japanese or KTM should have 7.48mm shims. I thought it odd that the triumph dealer did not. I cut...
Forum: Beasts 09-16-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 21,716
Views: 4,021,400
Posted By akaDigger
FWIW: I went to the dealer's shop and asked the...

FWIW: I went to the dealer's shop and asked the mechanics directly if any of them had a stash of shims. They did not. They both admitted that they have never adjusted any valves on a Triumph. Neither...
Forum: Beasts 09-16-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 21,716
Views: 4,021,400
Posted By akaDigger
Fork Oil Amount

I was changing the fork oil in the XC when I became somewhat perplexed. The factory service manual calls for 619cc of oil in each fork with a final level of 107mm. I always overfill and then draw off...
Forum: Beasts 09-12-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 21,716
Views: 4,021,400
Posted By akaDigger
I ran as premium as I could get. 90% of the gas I...

I ran as premium as I could get. 90% of the gas I burned on the trip was 91 or higher. Put a half a tank of 85 in it once.
I guess there doesn't have to be a reason the valves moved so far so fast....
Forum: Beasts 09-12-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 21,716
Views: 4,021,400
Posted By akaDigger
I have to pull the shims and see what I can swap...

I have to pull the shims and see what I can swap around if any. Also need to mic all the shims to double check size to make sure I order what I need.
I just wish I had gotten one of those bikes...
Forum: Beasts 09-12-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 21,716
Views: 4,021,400
Posted By akaDigger
browneye, as you are aware, I just ended an 11000...

browneye, as you are aware, I just ended an 11000 mile trip. A good bit of dirt. No pre filter, just a new K&N.
This is what upstream looked...
Forum: Beasts 09-12-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 21,716
Views: 4,021,400
Posted By akaDigger
Valve adjust

I tore into my Tiger today to check the valves since it now has 24000 miles on it. At 12k miles no adjustment was necessary for either intake or exhaust. They were all sitting pretty toward the loose...
Forum: Beasts 09-06-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 720
Views: 195,357
Posted By akaDigger
Still waterproof after taking a hell of a beating...

Still waterproof after taking a hell of a beating on Ophir Pass. Rode in rain for a couple hundred miles along I-70 yesterday in Kansas
http://i564.photobucket.com/albums/ss84/diggerled/IMG_0557.jpg...
Forum: Beasts 09-06-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 21,716
Views: 4,021,400
Posted By akaDigger
Road Trip

At the barn! None too worse for wear. Twelve states, 11,000 miles. 38 riding days. 232 hours in the saddle. I'd have to say California was my favorite....
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