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Forum: Beasts 07-29-2014, 05:16 PM
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Posted By WantToRideMoar
Just got a Madstad front windshield for my Tiger....

Just got a Madstad front windshield for my Tiger. I've been running it for about 4 days now. Very happy with it. Night and day difference in wind turbulence. I'm 6'3" and got the 20" screen. I...
Forum: Vendors 07-29-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 892
Views: 94,791
Posted By WantToRideMoar
Ditto. I worry far more about heat for 99% of my...

Ditto. I worry far more about heat for 99% of my riding, than I do about wet or cold. In fact, I want sweat to evaporate off me from inside the jacket to outside. When I need it, I'll zip in/on a...
Forum: Ride reports 07-19-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,130
Posted By WantToRideMoar
Thoughts on the trip and what I would have done...

Thoughts on the trip and what I would have done differently:

1. Touratech front fender riser, and a knobbier front tire. I have an IRC TR8 earmarked for this bike sitting in my laundry room, but...
Forum: Ride reports 07-19-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,130
Posted By WantToRideMoar
July 13. The ride out of Tonopah allowed the...

July 13. The ride out of Tonopah allowed the imagination to run wild. There was a full moon out. Jackrabbits were all over the road. I never hit one, but not for lack of their trying. Must have...
Forum: Ride reports 07-19-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,130
Posted By WantToRideMoar
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Forum: Ride reports 07-19-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,130
Posted By WantToRideMoar
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Forum: Ride reports 07-19-2014, 07:27 PM
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Posted By WantToRideMoar
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Forum: Ride reports 07-19-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 23
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Posted By WantToRideMoar
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Forum: Ride reports 07-19-2014, 06:59 PM
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Posted By WantToRideMoar
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Forum: Ride reports 07-19-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,130
Posted By WantToRideMoar
July 7th: It was maintenance day. I found a...

July 7th: It was maintenance day. I found a laundromat and took care of that task, ate breakfast at one of my old haunts by my college, and found a CycleGear store where I bought a replacement...
Forum: Ride reports 07-19-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 23
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Posted By WantToRideMoar
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Forum: Ride reports 07-19-2014, 06:46 PM
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Posted By WantToRideMoar
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Forum: Ride reports 07-19-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 23
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Posted By WantToRideMoar
July 4th. The next morning I reassembled the...

July 4th. The next morning I reassembled the bike but was unhappy with the quality of epoxy weld, so I got some JB Weld to try later on. It was a late start, and I slabbed to Fredonia on the north...
Forum: Ride reports 07-19-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 23
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Posted By WantToRideMoar
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Forum: Ride reports 07-19-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,130
Posted By WantToRideMoar
So I realized that I've done you all a disservice...

So I realized that I've done you all a disservice and haven't given you a proper ride report. This sad excuse of an array of excuses doesn't count. :D

Pulling together pics and a proper...
Forum: Ride reports 07-04-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,130
Posted By WantToRideMoar
So i am in tonopah nv tonight. Yesterday's...

So i am in tonopah nv tonight.

Yesterday's repairs consumed part of this morning and set me back. I arrived at my turnoff for the jaunt into toiyabe at dusk. I tried to make it up there in the...
Forum: Ride reports 07-04-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,130
Posted By WantToRideMoar
So the azbdr is currently under about 6" of mud...

So the azbdr is currently under about 6" of mud about 10 miles north of 87. Ask me how I know. Go ahead. Ask.:D

I crashed in the mud. Front fender got filled with mud and seized it. Down I go...
Forum: Ride reports 07-03-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,130
Posted By WantToRideMoar
Mesa, AZ to Seattle, WA

It's time for a summer adventure and I want to get away from the 110* furnace here in Arizona, so I'm headed off to Seattle to visit a couple friends up that way for a few days.

It'll be 11 days...
Forum: Beasts 07-02-2014, 11:16 PM
Replies: 3,918
Views: 473,700
Posted By WantToRideMoar
Update on my lighting efforts with a set of Rigid...

Update on my lighting efforts with a set of Rigid Industries SRM-2 lights:

I'm sure there's lots of companies out there with comparable products... but this is a local company to us here in the...
Forum: Beasts 07-01-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 3,918
Views: 473,700
Posted By WantToRideMoar
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Well that was easy. Thanks!:freaky
Forum: Beasts 07-01-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 3,918
Views: 473,700
Posted By WantToRideMoar
Thinking I'm going to add some aux lights to my...

Thinking I'm going to add some aux lights to my Tiger right now, rather than waiting.

Wiring question: Where can I tap into ignition-controlled power rather than battery power on the Tiger's...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-01-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 4,255
Views: 214,493
Posted By WantToRideMoar
Leaving town on Thursday, around 2PM. I'm...

Leaving town on Thursday, around 2PM.

I'm headed to Seattle, but if anyone is looking for a short little ride for the day or to camp out overnight in the high country, you're welcome to join me.
...
Forum: Beasts 06-30-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 3,918
Views: 473,700
Posted By WantToRideMoar
I was a bit concerned about the exhaust...

I was a bit concerned about the exhaust initially... but I ran up from Phoenix to the Rim Lakes area on Hwy 260 here in AZ on it, Saturday. Camped overnight and then took it on a rattle/shake test...
Forum: Beasts 06-30-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 3,918
Views: 473,700
Posted By WantToRideMoar
Those are Giant Loop "possibles" bags. One...

Those are Giant Loop "possibles" bags.

One has a spare front tube in it, the other has a spare rear tube.
Forum: Beasts 06-30-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 3,918
Views: 473,700
Posted By WantToRideMoar
Farkling is pretty much done! ...

Farkling is pretty much done!

http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p17/azredhawk44/Tiger/20140628_133900.jpg

http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p17/azredhawk44/Tiger/20140628_171336.jpg

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Forum: Vendors 06-29-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,368
Posted By WantToRideMoar
Pucks fit well, my plans for mounting the cases...

Pucks fit well, my plans for mounting the cases worked just fine.

I loaded up the Tiger yesterday afternoon after I got done with assembling everything, and camped out up on the Rim near Black...
Forum: Vendors 06-27-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,368
Posted By WantToRideMoar
Update. Happy trails got the package to me on...

Update. Happy trails got the package to me on friday as promised by Tara. I installed the SL racks on my Tiger with no issues. Very clean install for a new product from HT.

I still have yet to...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-27-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 340
Posted By WantToRideMoar
Excellent, thanks for the recommendation on the...

Excellent, thanks for the recommendation on the park. I'll try to scoot over to see it.

And thanks for the feedback on the road.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-26-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 340
Posted By WantToRideMoar
NV riders, Toiyabe NF?

http://goo.gl/maps/EgXoA

I'm headed to Seattle next week on my Tiger. I'd like to stick as back-road as possible on the way up, get some exploring in.

Anyone have any feedback on the route...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-25-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 4,255
Views: 214,493
Posted By WantToRideMoar
Fanatic... could I possibly borrow that one, or...

Fanatic... could I possibly borrow that one, or buy it off you and thus encourage your wife to come out with a 2.0 revision for your own uses?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-25-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 4,255
Views: 214,493
Posted By WantToRideMoar
Guys: I'm having a little bit of drama with...

Guys:

I'm having a little bit of drama with getting what I need from Happy Trails (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=988595) for a trip I'm taking, starting July 3rd.

Not trying to...
Forum: Vendors 06-25-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,368
Posted By WantToRideMoar
Update: I'm precariously close to being...

Update:

I'm precariously close to being "effed in the ay" by this whole thing.

Monday, the 23rd, I get a UPS tracking number from one of the phone support guys shortly after posting here. I...
Forum: Vendors 06-23-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,368
Posted By WantToRideMoar
Happy Trails

Anyone have trouble with Happy Trails following through on delivery deadlines? I'm getting a lot of "overpromise, underdeliver" from them.

I put in an order on May 30th with a ship date of June...
Forum: Beasts 06-05-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 20,903
Views: 3,643,949
Posted By WantToRideMoar
I'm having a hard time finding fog light switches...

I'm having a hard time finding fog light switches for the 800XC other than the bundle including the OEM lights. I've got the Hepco/Becker tank bars and I think I want their lights since there are...
Forum: Americas 06-04-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,165
Posted By WantToRideMoar
I did nearly 2 months solo, last summer. It was...

I did nearly 2 months solo, last summer. It was 99% street, but I was on a cruiser and wasn't intending to see any dirt anyways.

I was hoping to go on a group ride this summer, but my group...
Forum: Road warriors 06-04-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,903
Posted By WantToRideMoar
Yakima, I was also turned off to chains at first,...

Yakima, I was also turned off to chains at first, and my first bike was a shaft driven Honda Shadow.

When I was ready for something bigger, I didn't want one of the 1200 behemoths out there. ...
Forum: Vendors 06-02-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 892
Views: 94,791
Posted By WantToRideMoar
I'll be passing through your neck of the woods on...

I'll be passing through your neck of the woods on an 800XC sometime around July 5th, if you'd like to test your Reckless fit against that bike.
Forum: Vendors 05-30-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 892
Views: 94,791
Posted By WantToRideMoar
Any idea on final spec deadline on the Reckless,...

Any idea on final spec deadline on the Reckless, both small and large versions, and possible pre-order dates?

I'm already pre-ordered for the Backcountries for my Tiger, but I'm also dissatisfied...
Forum: Vendors 05-29-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 892
Views: 94,791
Posted By WantToRideMoar
Miksail, if you don't already have racks, call...

Miksail, if you don't already have racks, call Happy Trails. They are making a batch of SL-style racks for the Tiger 800. Much less clunky-looking than the SU-style and $100 cheaper. I ordered...
Forum: Beasts 05-28-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,209
Posted By WantToRideMoar
Full Bore M41's here. Definitely knobblier than...

Full Bore M41's here. Definitely knobblier than the stock Pirellis and I can feel a hint of roll-thump down towards 20mph or so and when braking, but pretty smooth on the highway still. Noisier...
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