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Forum: Beasts 09-27-2012, 08:16 PM
Replies: 5,527
Views: 981,951
Posted By hecpilot
Reasons for less than positive buzz: 1. A...

Reasons for less than positive buzz:

1. A major motorcycle magazine recently proclaimed that the TEX is a joke for riding off road. This same magazine seems to be in love with the S10.

2. A...
Forum: Beasts 09-13-2012, 11:33 AM
Replies: 5,527
Views: 981,951
Posted By hecpilot
Adjustable links available through eBay.

Adjustable links available through eBay.
Forum: Ride reports 08-18-2012, 10:26 PM
Replies: 2,026
Views: 273,715
Posted By hecpilot
Yes. I am still flying, but only professionally...

Yes. I am still flying, but only professionally and not as a hobby or for fun any longer. I think motorcycle riding has replaced the "fun" part of flying for me.
Forum: Ride reports 08-16-2012, 09:30 PM
Replies: 2,026
Views: 273,715
Posted By hecpilot
Something similar happened to my with flying....

Something similar happened to my with flying. It's not as much fun when done as a job.
Forum: Beasts 07-25-2012, 11:51 PM
Replies: 21,747
Views: 3,999,140
Posted By hecpilot
So very true !!!!!! That being said, Clay,...

So very true !!!!!!

That being said, Clay, quit your whining, put your parts on your bike and continue your ride. Sheesh.

I agree Triumph should have responded and sold you some parts. But hey...
Forum: Beasts 07-25-2012, 12:12 AM
Replies: 21,747
Views: 3,999,140
Posted By hecpilot
Mark. Sounds good that they are doing the right...

Mark. Sounds good that they are doing the right thing. So who is your dealer.?
Forum: Ride reports 07-23-2012, 10:52 PM
Replies: 2,026
Views: 273,715
Posted By hecpilot
Clif. I feel like I am in your head. It's a comfy...

Clif. I feel like I am in your head. It's a comfy place to visit.

I once knew a girl that lived in Wyoming. She wasn't from there, guess you could say that life's twists and turns put her there....
Forum: Ride reports 07-12-2012, 08:13 PM
Replies: 2,026
Views: 273,715
Posted By hecpilot
Run with it

Clif and Judge Bill,

Thank you for the time and effort you are putting in your ride report. It has kept me entertained and fascinated for the last two days.

Clif, please don't be afraid to post...
Forum: Ride reports 07-12-2012, 11:41 AM
Replies: 2,026
Views: 273,715
Posted By hecpilot
Excessive creativity indeed! Well spoken Judge.

Excessive creativity indeed! Well spoken Judge.
Forum: Beasts 07-12-2012, 12:15 AM
Replies: 286
Views: 39,526
Posted By hecpilot
It sounds like a lot of this problem is with the...

It sounds like a lot of this problem is with the dealer. Lemon law time.
Forum: Beasts 07-10-2012, 11:56 PM
Replies: 286
Views: 39,526
Posted By hecpilot
One of the new owners on the T1200 site had...

One of the new owners on the T1200 site had similar problems. Bad keys made it worse. Might be worth looking into.
Forum: Beasts 07-07-2012, 11:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 17,071
Posted By hecpilot
Just curious. Where did you read the factory...

Just curious. Where did you read the factory service manual for the Explorer?

Enjoy your new Stelvio.
Forum: Beasts 07-07-2012, 12:10 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 15,639
Posted By hecpilot
I'm an FJR to Explorer guy. It was the test...

I'm an FJR to Explorer guy. It was the test drive. Most Triumph dealers will be happy to let you test one. Go try one and see if it works for you.

For me it was the engine, handling and ergos. I...
Forum: Beasts 07-06-2012, 11:35 PM
Replies: 21,747
Views: 3,999,140
Posted By hecpilot
Just out of curiosity, do you have both keys on...

Just out of curiosity, do you have both keys on the same keyring?
Forum: Beasts 06-06-2012, 11:49 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,988
Posted By hecpilot
Not sure if this helps, but on the Explorer we...

Not sure if this helps, but on the Explorer we are learning that shutting down the engine with the kill switch can result in some intermittent starts. It's due to the ECU forgetting some settings if...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-10-2011, 07:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,378
Posted By hecpilot
Nice job Jim. Looks chilly!

Nice job Jim. Looks chilly!
Forum: Ride reports 05-30-2009, 04:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,942
Posted By hecpilot
Day 9 Moab, UT to Arches National Park to Cortez, CO (part 2)

Day 9 Moab, UT to Arches National Park to Cortez, CO (part 2)

We left you in part 1 at Arches National Park, close to Moab, Utah. The plan for today is to ride Arches, take a jillion pictures, go...
Forum: Ride reports 05-29-2009, 12:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,942
Posted By hecpilot
Day 9, Moab, Arches, Cortez, Co.

Day 9 Moab, UT to Arches National Park to Cortez, CO (part 1)

Route: Hwy 191 to Arches National Park, to Moab, continuing on 191S to Monticello, UT to 491S to Cortez, Colorado....
Forum: Ride reports 05-27-2009, 06:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,942
Posted By hecpilot
Gear Report

Gear Report: Camera Equipment

http://hecpilot.smugmug.com/photos/547905164_d9Y38-L.jpg

Canon Powershot S5-IS
Raynox 0.66x Wide Angle Conversion Lens
Lensmate 52mm lens adapter
Joby...
Forum: Ride reports 05-27-2009, 04:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,942
Posted By hecpilot
Yolanda's response: (imagine her using her best...

Yolanda's response:
(imagine her using her best sportscaster voice...)

(Translated to English by me, Henry, the original Spanish text follows.)

The History of Henry Sr. motorcycle adventurer:...
Forum: Ride reports 05-23-2009, 12:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,942
Posted By hecpilot
Thanks Calamari, I'm happy you are enjoying the...

Thanks Calamari, I'm happy you are enjoying the tale.

And thanks for the invite. I usually work on Sundays but get one off here or there. So when I do, I'll be sure to look you guys up for a...
Forum: Ride reports 05-22-2009, 04:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,942
Posted By hecpilot
Day 8, Beaver UT to Moab, UT

Day 8, Beaver UT to Moab, UT
(Warning, lots of pictures, woohoo).

Route: Beaver, UT to I-15N, to I-70E to Crescent Junction, UT and 191S to Moab, Utah....
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-22-2009, 11:22 AM
Replies: 2,114
Views: 571,702
Posted By hecpilot
Fun on an FJR

Day started out pretty nice...
http://hecpilot.smugmug.com/photos/542823959_E7ysm-L.jpg


Later that day... :huh
http://hecpilot.smugmug.com/photos/542832117_67MiM-L.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 05-21-2009, 02:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,942
Posted By hecpilot
Day 7, Zion and Snow

Day 7 - St. George, Utah to Zion National Park to Beaver, Utah

(LOTS OF PHOTOS, highlights of the day, Zion and snow later!)

Route: I-15N out of St. George, to Hwy 9N to Zion National Park, a...
Forum: Ride reports 05-16-2009, 11:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,942
Posted By hecpilot
Day 6, The Grand Canyon South Rim to St. George Utah

Route: Our campground in Tusayan to Grand Canyon National Park, along the south rim, then back to the campground to pack up and go, then the same route along the south rim on US64E to US89N, to...
Forum: Ride reports 05-12-2009, 11:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,942
Posted By hecpilot
Day 4 ABQ to Flagstaff Arizona and Day 5, Flagstaff to the Grand Canyon

I'm combining these two days since I didn't take a lot of pictures and these were the slower days of the trip. Gear report at the end of the pictures.

Albuquerque to Flagstaff:
Route: Straight...
Forum: Ride reports 05-10-2009, 07:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,942
Posted By hecpilot
BBQ report

Joel's BBQ and 400 mile days

Yep, it was a fun trip. I thought a lot about how much I like to ride in a day. I think 300-400 is me. 400 miles is about 5ish hours in a car, and after 5 hours I'm...
Forum: Ride reports 05-10-2009, 01:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,942
Posted By hecpilot
A tribute to Yolanda

Thoughts about what we leave behind.

In reading many ride reports, I've discovered that many reports aren't just about what we see ahead, but what we leave behind. Some leave behind nothing,...
Forum: Ride reports 05-09-2009, 11:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,942
Posted By hecpilot
Day 3 Odessa to Albuquerque

Route: Odessa, Texas to Edgewood, NM (just east of Albuquerque) via Hobbs, NM, Roswell, NM as directly as possible on as many country roads as possible.

Total Milage: about 420
...
Forum: Ride reports 05-08-2009, 11:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,942
Posted By hecpilot
Preview

...Coming in a few days... things go from great, to good, to bad, to ugly.

I thought it didn't snow in late April?

http://hecpilot.smugmug.com/photos/531777294_5iVez-L.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 05-08-2009, 05:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,942
Posted By hecpilot
Day 2 - San Antonio to Midland/Odessa Route:...

Day 2 - San Antonio to Midland/Odessa

Route: I-10 to Junction, TX, US 83 to Eden, US 87 to San Angelo to Sterling City, then Hwy 158 to Midland/Odessa
...
Forum: Ride reports 05-08-2009, 05:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,942
Posted By hecpilot
Thanks guys, here comes the next installments. ...

Thanks guys, here comes the next installments. The pictures will be getting better in the next few days as we hit the Grand Canyon and southern Utah.
Forum: Ride reports 05-08-2009, 10:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,942
Posted By hecpilot
Howdy to you! BTA. You? Maybe one day we...

Howdy to you! BTA. You?

Maybe one day we could do a ride...
Forum: Ride reports 05-08-2009, 12:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,942
Posted By hecpilot
Day 1, Houston to San Antonio

Houston to San Antonio

**Just to clarify, I am already home from my trip and writing it post-ride. It was a fantastic trip...**

It seems a lot of ride reports get off to an auspicious start....
Forum: Ride reports 05-08-2009, 12:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,942
Posted By hecpilot
Houston to Salt Lake, first time cross country and ride report

Welcome to my first ride report, and my first cross country motorcycle trip. Prior to this, the longest I had ridden was 250-ish miles in one day, Houston to San Antonio and then some.

I...
Forum: Ride reports 01-12-2009, 10:01 PM
Replies: 1,529
Views: 381,053
Posted By hecpilot
Forget wake-up calls

Note to self, and all; wake-up calls are a waste of time. My job keeps me in hotels an average of 150 nights a year, in the US, Canada and Mexico. I've tried wake-up calls, and while the can...
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