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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-30-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,029
Posted By MotorCade
we've got the temp card and will be trying out...

we've got the temp card and will be trying out east fork rock this week. cheers!
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-26-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,029
Posted By MotorCade
Sweet! Any particular preferences?

Sweet! Any particular preferences?
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-26-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,029
Posted By MotorCade
Oregon fire season restrictions! Where to ride?

Hi Oregonians! I'm going to be driving my family up from where I've been stuck living for the last several years (SoCal) to visit my parents in Bend.

I'm planning on throwing the Husky and my...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-25-2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 730
Views: 50,541
Posted By MotorCade
I recently traded in my Guzzi V7 for a tiger...

I recently traded in my Guzzi V7 for a tiger 800XC for the do-it-all nature of the thing. I frigging love this bike. And I'm a luddite, too. I still have one of my Ducati Elefants for completely...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-25-2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,847
Posted By MotorCade
I'm just happy my wife took the MSF course and...

I'm just happy my wife took the MSF course and got her license. Maybe one day she'll actually ride a bike...

The garage is MY spot. She handles the domestic stuff, mostly... I help here and...
Forum: Beasts 06-24-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 260
Views: 55,865
Posted By MotorCade
Go here for that---> ...

Go here for that---> http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=877576&page=38
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-13-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,497
Posted By MotorCade
Inductive loops and how to deal with on a motorcycle

http://www.wikihow.com/Trigger-Green-Traffic-Lights

From wiki-how. TLDR: Park with your wheels as close to the cuts in the road as you can. That's where the inductive loop wires are inserted in...
Forum: Beasts 05-29-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 2,757
Views: 640,033
Posted By MotorCade
Sturdy and heavy works fine for me. I'm built...

Sturdy and heavy works fine for me. I'm built about the same. And I need something I can securely leave a laptop and/or other semi-expensive items in for short durations unattended.

Cheers
Forum: Beasts 05-29-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 2,757
Views: 640,033
Posted By MotorCade
Thanks! Riding it daily... farkling soon to...

Thanks! Riding it daily... farkling soon to commence.
Forum: Beasts 05-28-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 2,757
Views: 640,033
Posted By MotorCade
Hey T, Have you got details about your ammo...

Hey T,

Have you got details about your ammo box panniers? I happen to have a couple of those cans laying around the garage. Did you grind off part or all of the reinforcing rib on the attachment...
Forum: Beasts 02-27-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 2,180
Views: 490,912
Posted By MotorCade
I don't know about that - I see that everyday. ...

I don't know about that - I see that everyday. In my garage, ha ha. :D

And yeah, I'm up for a ride with other mahouts anytime. Would love to hit some of the trails/jeep roads in SB as well.
...
Forum: Beasts 02-26-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 2,180
Views: 490,912
Posted By MotorCade
Looks great! Kurt is turning into a one man...

Looks great! Kurt is turning into a one man lucky explorer factory. :clap
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-01-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,842
Posted By MotorCade
A lot of this depends on context. I've commuted...

A lot of this depends on context. I've commuted on two wheels for the last several years in LA.

I've bumped a mirror when it was clearly my fault, and I pulled over to give them my insurance,...
Forum: Beasts 12-07-2013, 04:27 PM
Replies: 664
Views: 114,732
Posted By MotorCade
I'd be in for at least one, maybe two. This...

I'd be in for at least one, maybe two.

This is a good one to add to the spare parts list, fellas. They all go bad eventually. Unless you plan to do the keihin carb update, this is practically a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-06-2013, 09:53 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 28,180
Posted By MotorCade
love it. :clap Sort of along the lines of...

love it. :clap

Sort of along the lines of 'your bike sucks!' "so do your shoes!"

:wink:
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-06-2013, 09:50 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 21,693
Posted By MotorCade
Hey, glad to hear this worked out like it did. ...

Hey, glad to hear this worked out like it did. Sounds like the officer realized the ridiculousness of this, at least to the extent originally involved.

Stop stunting now, ok?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-04-2013, 12:33 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 19,011
Posted By MotorCade
You should see the looks you get on the elevator.

You should see the looks you get on the elevator.
Forum: Beasts 10-26-2013, 07:07 PM
Replies: 2,180
Views: 490,912
Posted By MotorCade
Well yeah, but I still've had to sort some stuff....

Well yeah, but I still've had to sort some stuff. :lol3

Just got the Lucky back from the shop where we were chasing electrical gremlins. Turned out the problem with my rectifier/regulator was...
Forum: Beasts 09-15-2013, 07:21 PM
Replies: 2,180
Views: 490,912
Posted By MotorCade
Looks great, Kurt! I'm still taking care...

Looks great, Kurt!

I'm still taking care of the one you sold me... glad you got yourself another!

Cade
Forum: Beasts 09-14-2013, 08:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 681
Posted By MotorCade
Holy crap - a response! :freaky Thanks! Was...

Holy crap - a response! :freaky Thanks! Was beginning to think I'd asked an unanswerable question.

In seriousness, that's good to hear. Would you say the durability is ok? My reference is...
Forum: Beasts 09-13-2013, 12:37 PM
Replies: 2,180
Views: 490,912
Posted By MotorCade
I'm confused here... the battery is dead when I...

I'm confused here... the battery is dead when I push start it - then it runs. To me, that seems like I'm getting power from the alternator (rotor/stator). but I'm admittedly not an electrical...
Forum: Beasts 09-13-2013, 12:03 PM
Replies: 2,180
Views: 490,912
Posted By MotorCade
What you describe is the issue I had with my 748...

What you describe is the issue I had with my 748 when I still had that bike. I had to replace the wires all the way back to the stator, they'd melted the insulation.

With this one, I've got no...
Forum: Beasts 09-12-2013, 10:16 PM
Replies: 2,180
Views: 490,912
Posted By MotorCade
No, haven't checked the stator yet - but the bike...

No, haven't checked the stator yet - but the bike runs fine once I push start, I was assuming that meant that it wasn't alternator related.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-12-2013, 08:40 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 21,693
Posted By MotorCade
I rode standing for a good portion of the way...

I rode standing for a good portion of the way home from jury duty today, just to show my solidarity. :D
Forum: Beasts 09-12-2013, 08:35 PM
Replies: 2,180
Views: 490,912
Posted By MotorCade
Hey Ryan, thanks, but (I lurk on the elefant...

Hey Ryan, thanks, but (I lurk on the elefant yahoo group, mostly cause I haven't figured out how to post, so I just read the emails) I've done just as you suggest! :clap

I agree, the ignitech is...
Forum: Beasts 09-12-2013, 03:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 681
Posted By MotorCade
Acewell speedo clusters

Anyone put one of these on an adv bike?

http://www.acewell.co.uk/Acewell%20Speedometers/ACE-6xxx/ACE-6556.htm?action=full&id=223

I've been thinking it might be a nice upgrade to one of the...
Forum: Beasts 09-12-2013, 10:32 AM
Replies: 2,180
Views: 490,912
Posted By MotorCade
Got one of mine back on the road! :clap Still...

Got one of mine back on the road! :clap Still got one down with clutch issues, and honestly, this one has a grabby clutch, too. But at least it's running really well. If you're in SoCal,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-12-2013, 08:38 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 17,097
Posted By MotorCade
We're starting to have more of them here in...

We're starting to have more of them here in SoCal, too. Usually right in line with the 'hipster' model. I do see some of the mentioned 'older' riders on the maxi-scoots.

Personally, I don't...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-27-2013, 09:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,246
Posted By MotorCade
That's just plain gorgeous. Do you mind telling...

That's just plain gorgeous. Do you mind telling me where you sourced all the bits?
Forum: Road warriors 08-20-2013, 07:24 PM
Replies: 950
Views: 182,903
Posted By MotorCade
Mine is back on the road- and running well! ...

Mine is back on the road- and running well! :clap Wife and I rode it two up to Ojai and back yesterday. It's a LITTLE bike for both of us... :rofl I'm 6'2 and 215, she's 5'10 and won't tell me...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-20-2013, 07:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,246
Posted By MotorCade
A step ahead of you on the bleed nipple - but...

A step ahead of you on the bleed nipple - but it's good advice to those that don't have this already.

AND, much obliged on the bearing part number. That should save me a few bucks! :clap
Forum: Old's Cool 08-19-2013, 10:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,246
Posted By MotorCade
Ok, it sounds like I'm on the right track then,...

Ok, it sounds like I'm on the right track then, thanks guys! The baskets look very worn to me. Some of the grooves are 1.5mm deep. I just found a spec that said .75mm is max depth before...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-19-2013, 12:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,246
Posted By MotorCade
No air in the system - it's rock solid (and...

No air in the system - it's rock solid (and besides, I vacuum bled it and I'm pretty good at getting all the air out) it was binding at the middle of the clutch travel.

I've operated it with the...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-17-2013, 06:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,246
Posted By MotorCade
Elefant Clutch help

Long story short, I'm trying to bring my stable back to life - Guzzi came back from the shop with a new transmission last week, one Elefant is at my mechanic awaiting on electrical bits, and I've...
Forum: Road warriors 08-15-2013, 12:03 PM
Replies: 950
Views: 182,903
Posted By MotorCade
Just got mine back from the shop yesterday. My...

Just got mine back from the shop yesterday. My local shop is trying to take good care of me, and I'm happy about that. Once Guzzi USA decided to start moving, they got things done quickly - they...
Forum: Road warriors 08-09-2013, 04:49 PM
Replies: 950
Views: 182,903
Posted By MotorCade
I bought it in October of last year - 7280 miles...

I bought it in October of last year - 7280 miles on the odo.
Forum: Road warriors 08-09-2013, 11:39 AM
Replies: 950
Views: 182,903
Posted By MotorCade
Diagnosed as failed transmission - had fluid, but...

Diagnosed as failed transmission - had fluid, but it was thick and black - lots of chips.

Guzzi plans to replace the transmission. I'm on hold waiting.

Cade
Forum: Road warriors 08-06-2013, 12:14 PM
Replies: 950
Views: 182,903
Posted By MotorCade
Torque at low revs? Starting to think I got a...

Torque at low revs? Starting to think I got a lemon. I've been fighting idle issues and a stumble just off idle since I got the bike. Been getting the 'they all do that sir' from the dealership. ...
Forum: Beasts 08-02-2013, 07:21 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,303
Posted By MotorCade
And this was definitely a good day. ...

And this was definitely a good day.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8180/8007904148_0247798eac_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/motorcade/8007904148/)
IMG_4731...
Forum: Beasts 08-02-2013, 07:18 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,303
Posted By MotorCade
Will this do? I actually had a KTM 950 ADV, and...

Will this do? I actually had a KTM 950 ADV, and it was good. Not as good as these, though. At least for me. I'm interested in seeing how the 1190 rides...
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