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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-30-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 428
Views: 129,258
Posted By Spike Paddy
Looks like I might go with the Kury Pet Palace....

Looks like I might go with the Kury Pet Palace. My mini aussie is a beefy 27 lbs and I think she might be a little too big but I really hate the idea of attaching a crate back there. Tried crate...
Forum: Thumpers 08-30-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 75,530
Views: 7,986,607
Posted By Spike Paddy
Anyone got any recommendations on a carb rebuild...

Anyone got any recommendations on a carb rebuild kit? I've got an '04 and the carb is missing the jets and I dunno what else. Not my area of expertise. Also needs a new battery. I'm thinking if I can...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 08-30-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 19,290
Views: 985,110
Posted By Spike Paddy
Anything fun going on this weekend? The woman is...

Anything fun going on this weekend? The woman is away for the weekend, thinking I might get outside of SA for a change.
Forum: Beasts 08-30-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 21,394
Views: 3,780,183
Posted By Spike Paddy
I'm thinking about putting this pet carrier on...

I'm thinking about putting this pet carrier on the tail

http://www.thepawsmahal.com/pet-palace-motorcycle-pet-carrier/

And I'm looking at these Kappa RA303 side bags
...
Forum: Americas 08-28-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 714
Posted By Spike Paddy
I don't have the truck anymore, just the Tiger...

I don't have the truck anymore, just the Tiger and a XR650. There's some nice twisty roads around some of the lakes but the speed limit is usually low and there's usually cops everywhere. Other than...
Forum: Americas 08-28-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 714
Posted By Spike Paddy
I'd just put my mother on a plane but she can't...

I'd just put my mother on a plane but she can't drive anymore and doesn't have anyone to take her to the airport. The trip would be really hard on her anyway. Thought this would be a chance to...
Forum: Beasts 08-28-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 21,394
Views: 3,780,183
Posted By Spike Paddy
Good stuff guys, I'll check out those links,...

Good stuff guys, I'll check out those links, appreciate the help!
Forum: Beasts 08-28-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 21,394
Views: 3,780,183
Posted By Spike Paddy
So I know this question has probably been asked...

So I know this question has probably been asked countless times, but for the sake of saving me the time of reading through the whole thread, can someone give me a quick guide on the cheapest way to...
Forum: Americas 08-28-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 714
Posted By Spike Paddy
Some great ideas, thanks guys! Might take that...

Some great ideas, thanks guys! Might take that 281 to NE idea...it's mostly straight line but I should mention this trip would be by far the longest trip I've ever taken on a bike. Might be a good...
Forum: Americas 08-27-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 714
Posted By Spike Paddy
That sounds interesting...any highways in...

That sounds interesting...any highways in particular you're thinking of? I'm trying to picture it on the map.
Forum: Americas 08-27-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 714
Posted By Spike Paddy
Tiger 800 XC. Time isn't really a big issue other...

Tiger 800 XC. Time isn't really a big issue other than I'd like to avoid hotel costs and I'd like to not be gone too long because my dog has me wrapped around her finger and we hate being away from...
Forum: Americas 08-27-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 714
Posted By Spike Paddy
Texas to Minnesota and back?

I've made this trip a few times in my truck because my mother lives there and I'm not a big fan of the trip. Basically from San Antonio to somewhere around Alexandria, MN. I-35 will take you the...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 08-12-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 19,290
Views: 985,110
Posted By Spike Paddy
I went through Utah a few weeks ago, it was...

I went through Utah a few weeks ago, it was awesome. Highway 95 west of Blanding and onto 24 is one of the best stretches of road I've seen.

Anyone in the San Antonio area get caught in this heavy...
Forum: Beasts 08-12-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 21,394
Views: 3,780,183
Posted By Spike Paddy
Got to know my XC real well just now, it's...

Got to know my XC real well just now, it's raining really hard and flooding a bit here in San Antonio. The bike was perfect, I felt really comfortable and it made something that would normally be...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-11-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 11,813
Posted By Spike Paddy
I don't think it's a big mystery to anyone why HD...

I don't think it's a big mystery to anyone why HD has it's share of "haters", but I don't think there's anything about the act of buying or riding a HD that inherently conjures hate from people. I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-11-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,302
Posted By Spike Paddy
Sounds good to me, I'll have to give 'em a try.

Sounds good to me, I'll have to give 'em a try.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-11-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 1,690
Views: 396,157
Posted By Spike Paddy
I always stay towards the left, but it's more of...

I always stay towards the left, but it's more of a habit I picked up because a lot of red lights wouldn't go green for me on my first bike. I'm always paranoid of whoever is behind me though, mostly...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-11-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,302
Posted By Spike Paddy
Never heard of 'em, have you tried these ones? ...

Never heard of 'em, have you tried these ones?

http://www.etymotic.com/ephp/mc5.html

$60 isn't too bad, some of the other ones they offer are expensive enough that they don't beat the value of...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 08-11-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 19,290
Views: 985,110
Posted By Spike Paddy
Don't bring a knife to a gunfight, or an argument...

Don't bring a knife to a gunfight, or an argument towards a moving Sprint Car.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-11-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,342
Posted By Spike Paddy
We'll make our own roads! And it will be easy for...

We'll make our own roads! And it will be easy for the SD cars to tell which roads are theirs and which ones are ours, because ours won't make any goddamn sense and cause the computer to malfunction.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 08-11-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 19,290
Views: 985,110
Posted By Spike Paddy
Tiger 800 XC, I guess I'm still a beginner but I...

Tiger 800 XC, I guess I'm still a beginner but I learned how to ride in sand and I've heard that's the toughest thing to ride in so I reckon I have a decent amount of skill for my level of...
Forum: Beasts 08-11-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 21,394
Views: 3,780,183
Posted By Spike Paddy
Ahh, that makes sense. I forget where Triumphs...

Ahh, that makes sense. I forget where Triumphs come from sometimes.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-11-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,302
Posted By Spike Paddy
I've tried different ear buds but my helmet...

I've tried different ear buds but my helmet always pulls them out of place a bit when I'm putting it on and I don't have enough space to slide my fingers up and put em back in all the way. It...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-11-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 8,016
Posted By Spike Paddy
I was in the army when I learned so I had no...

I was in the army when I learned so I had no choice but to take the rider's course since the army is extremely anal about motorcycles. I had to jump through a bunch of hoops just to have their...
Forum: Beasts 08-11-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 21,394
Views: 3,780,183
Posted By Spike Paddy
Naw I'm only 26 and only been riding a couple...

Naw I'm only 26 and only been riding a couple years. Was that a law or something?
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 08-11-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 29,634
Views: 2,189,294
Posted By Spike Paddy
It's a 2012 with 3,500 miles on it, fully stock....

It's a 2012 with 3,500 miles on it, fully stock. The Honda is currently in pieces, I need to rebuild the carb and get a new battery far as I can tell. Definitely needs some new tires as well. Right...
Forum: Beasts 08-11-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 21,394
Views: 3,780,183
Posted By Spike Paddy
Interesting. That raises another question, the...

Interesting. That raises another question, the salesmen showed me how to lock the handlebars with the key but not going past 9 o'clock because that will keep the light on and kill the battery. Is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-11-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 1,690
Views: 396,157
Posted By Spike Paddy
There's some long red lights out there, keeping...

There's some long red lights out there, keeping it in first is hard on the arthritis in my hands. Especially when there's a lot of them on my way outside of the city. I'll take the risk of being rear...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 08-11-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 19,290
Views: 985,110
Posted By Spike Paddy
I'm mostly looking for highway. If it's dirt or...

I'm mostly looking for highway. If it's dirt or gravel roads I'm not looking for anything too challenging. Too many physical problems, my body can't take the falls anymore without a whole lot of hurt...
Forum: Beasts 08-11-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 21,394
Views: 3,780,183
Posted By Spike Paddy
Tiger noob question, I'm getting some squeak out...

Tiger noob question, I'm getting some squeak out of my front brake when coming to a stop. I just got the bike, it has about 3,500 miles on it. Not sure how long it was squeaking for the previous...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 08-11-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 191,425
Posted By Spike Paddy
All good information, thanks. Specifically the...

All good information, thanks. Specifically the heavily patrolled part.
Forum: Beasts 08-10-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 21,394
Views: 3,780,183
Posted By Spike Paddy
Not sure how far away ya are but the Pensacola...

Not sure how far away ya are but the Pensacola area riders thread is full of good people and they do mostly riding in the sand, my avatar was taken while riding with them
Forum: Beasts 08-10-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 4,184
Views: 525,681
Posted By Spike Paddy
$35 you say? I'll have to look into that....

$35 you say? I'll have to look into that. Hopefully it's big enough for Arya, she's a 22lb mini aussie shepherd.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-10-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 264
Views: 27,240
Posted By Spike Paddy
Sort of...born in Texas and I've spent about 10...

Sort of...born in Texas and I've spent about 10 years here total but definitely spent more time away from home(mostly not by choice).



Not the whole thing, but a few tracks. "Anxiety Reducer"...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-10-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 264
Views: 27,240
Posted By Spike Paddy
I don't care if they keep it in 1st gear as long...

I don't care if they keep it in 1st gear as long as they're not holding up traffic.

It's like George Carlin says though "Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-10-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,558
Posted By Spike Paddy
I have a prescription for Tramodol which helps...

I have a prescription for Tramodol which helps with the pain. And like someone else said, Scotch. Pain killers to start the day and alcohol when I'm done riding. Not the healthiest thing but everyone...
Forum: Beasts 08-10-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 4,184
Views: 525,681
Posted By Spike Paddy
I just got my bike yesterday, anyone tried this...

I just got my bike yesterday, anyone tried this pet carrier or know if it's compatible? I wanna take my dog with me when I ride.

http://www.thepawsmahal.com/pet-palace-motorcycle-pet-carrier/
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-10-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 264
Views: 27,240
Posted By Spike Paddy
Harley riders are like evangelical Christians to...

Harley riders are like evangelical Christians to me...I don't care what your bike/religion is, just don't push it on me. I just put a picture of my new Tiger 800 on facebook yesterday and I get...
Forum: Americas 08-10-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 657
Posted By Spike Paddy
Storage is a good idea if you're willing to spend...

Storage is a good idea if you're willing to spend the money and want extra piece of mind, if not you can always just leave it at Wal-Mart, maybe even talk to a manager there first and it'll probably...
Forum: Beasts 08-09-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,018
Posted By Spike Paddy
I just upgraded from a XR650L to the XC('12)...

I just upgraded from a XR650L to the XC('12) today and I love it. One of the best decisions I've ever made. I hope you enjoy the bike as much as I am!
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