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Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2015, 06:10 PM
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Posted By Ulyses
I like the look of that rack! I wish I had gone...

I like the look of that rack! I wish I had gone with it instead of the TCI Outback rack when I did my Central/South America trip. I hope you do a ride report!
Forum: Thumpers 02-15-2015, 11:33 PM
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Posted By Ulyses
Bro, way to go! I'm so proud of you! Even more...

Bro, way to go! I'm so proud of you! Even more kudos that you did it without a battery, without the USD's, on worn knobbies, and on a huge bike!

Furthermore, now that bike has been to Tierra del...
Forum: Thumpers 02-04-2015, 11:15 AM
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Posted By Ulyses
+1

+1
Forum: Ride reports 02-04-2015, 01:09 AM
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Views: 13,483
Posted By Ulyses
I love that you got a Bolivian Colonel to help...

I love that you got a Bolivian Colonel to help you! :clap

Good to see you having fun! Can't wait for the Salar/Lagunas write up. :D
Forum: Thumpers 02-03-2015, 01:33 AM
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Posted By Ulyses
It's not that he has the Midas Touch in reverse. ...

It's not that he has the Midas Touch in reverse. It's just that he keeps searching for the limit...and when he finds it, he takes it past...way past.. He's the perfect test pilot. Or "tame racing...
Forum: Ride reports 01-28-2015, 11:28 AM
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Posted By Ulyses
Thanks for reading, glad you enjoyed it, and keep...

Thanks for reading, glad you enjoyed it, and keep on riding! Semper Fi!
Forum: Ride reports 01-25-2015, 12:32 PM
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Views: 410,965
Posted By Ulyses
Actually, the summer I got back from South...

Actually, the summer I got back from South America I hired on with the Forest Service as a firefighter on a district hand crew....not a hotshot alas, they were already full.

And you are right...
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2015, 11:08 AM
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Posted By Ulyses
Yeah, but San Marino is only 24 square km. And...

Yeah, but San Marino is only 24 square km. And vatican city is only 110 acres! :deal I think we should rule them out on principle. You can't even see them on a world map!
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2015, 04:43 PM
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Posted By Ulyses
Or you can get Amazon prime and get free two day...

Or you can get Amazon prime and get free two day shipping on a ton of stuff. I hardly leave the house anymore. Amazon is cheaper than a lot of stores in town. Obviously, not everything is eligible...
Forum: Ride reports 01-20-2015, 02:11 PM
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Posted By Ulyses
I think it's 13 inches in diameter, and 4 inches...

I think it's 13 inches in diameter, and 4 inches deep. It's really great. It only has one pole, and you only need it if you are using the rain-fly. Without the rain fly it's a self-contained,...
Forum: Ride reports 01-20-2015, 09:30 AM
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Posted By Ulyses
That's it! Wow, way to go on finding that thing!...

That's it! Wow, way to go on finding that thing! How did you do it?
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2015, 05:34 PM
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Posted By Ulyses
:rofl

:rofl
Forum: Ride reports 01-19-2015, 05:31 PM
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Views: 410,965
Posted By Ulyses
Haha! Go with the DR if you must, definitely...

Haha! Go with the DR if you must, definitely don't get a KLR! However, I still like the XR. Even though it's harder to find parts for, it's still a great bike! And it's the best if you want to go...
Forum: Ride reports 01-19-2015, 03:03 PM
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Posted By Ulyses
What?! You're not considering the best dual...

What?! You're not considering the best dual sport bike ever, the XR650L?! :rofl

Thanks for reading! Enjoy the V-Star this summer and best of luck!
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2015, 03:26 AM
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Posted By Ulyses
Where did you put the LEDs? What kind of LED's...

Where did you put the LEDs? What kind of LED's where they?
Forum: Ride reports 01-19-2015, 03:21 AM
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Posted By Ulyses
Thanks for reading! I'll oblige: Riding...

Thanks for reading! I'll oblige:

Riding Gear: Honestly, I didn't put a ton of thought into riding gear. I just bought all my motorcycle gear at a used gear store in Portland, OR. Nothing...
Forum: Ride reports 01-17-2015, 07:33 PM
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Posted By Ulyses
Yeah, I needed to re-weld....the day after I left...

Yeah, I needed to re-weld....the day after I left Uyuni! I was out in the Lagunas in the middle of nowhere and we came across a mining camp. They opened up their shop and welded my rack back...
Forum: Ride reports 01-17-2015, 07:30 PM
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Posted By Ulyses
Thanks for the compliments man! I feel you on...

Thanks for the compliments man! I feel you on the miserable, freezing, NW rain. It's a chore riding up here sometimes...

Thanks again!

Bryce
Forum: Ride reports 01-15-2015, 05:09 PM
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Views: 410,965
Posted By Ulyses
Yep! I ditched the Ammo Cans in favor of Pelican...

Yep! I ditched the Ammo Cans in favor of Pelican Cases in El Salvador. I also welded a ton of gussets to my luggage rack in Ecuador.
Forum: Thumpers 01-14-2015, 05:18 PM
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Posted By Ulyses
So Steve, you're saying I should just ride a...

So Steve, you're saying I should just ride a wheelie across the bridge? I think this is a task for our tame test driver........“Some say that he has to take his shoes off with an allen key, and that...
Forum: Thumpers 01-14-2015, 11:27 AM
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Posted By Ulyses
Road Surface Suicide....

Let me show you a road surface that you shouldn't ride on with a knobby on the front....
...
Forum: Thumpers 01-14-2015, 11:24 AM
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Posted By Ulyses
+1... Treat every weapon as if it were...

+1...

Treat every weapon as if it were loaded, Never point your weapon at anything you don't intend to shoot, Keep your finger straight and off the trigger, keep your weapon on safe until you...
Forum: Ride reports 01-14-2015, 12:27 AM
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Posted By Ulyses
No worries! Thanks for reading!

No worries! Thanks for reading!
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2015, 05:00 PM
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Posted By Ulyses
Or you just need to get tougher....:wink:

Or you just need to get tougher....:wink:
Forum: Thumpers 01-12-2015, 06:30 PM
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Posted By Ulyses
"Some say he is illegal in 17 US states, and that...

"Some say he is illegal in 17 US states, and that he roams around the woods at night foraging for wolves. All we know is he’s called... Alvin."

Well Lee, now that you are officially the XRL Stig,...
Forum: Thumpers 01-11-2015, 10:13 PM
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Posted By Ulyses
Waveform? Induction pickup? Circuitry trigger...

Waveform? Induction pickup? Circuitry trigger point? That's way over my head.... :huh I'll start with Syclemotor's piggyback spade connectors and see how it goes.
Forum: Thumpers 01-11-2015, 01:37 PM
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Posted By Ulyses
That looks nice! How did you get the extra blade...

That looks nice! How did you get the extra blade connectors on the coil? Is there a special adapter that you got, or did you just solder something up?
Forum: Thumpers 01-11-2015, 12:53 PM
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Posted By Ulyses
Vapor Tach and Temp Wiring

Im going to finish hooking up the Vapor today.

1. Tach wiring: Steve (or anyone else) do you have a picture of where you wrapped the tach cable on the spark plug wire? I want to make sure I get...
Forum: Thumpers 01-09-2015, 01:51 AM
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Posted By Ulyses
CRF Caliper Bracket Woes

RZrob was super generous and sent me a CRF Caliper bracket! However, it appears that it may be lost in the mail. Assuming it doesn't show up in the next few days, I was thinking about ordering the...
Forum: Ride reports 01-09-2015, 01:43 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 13,483
Posted By Ulyses
Dude! You are making me jealous. After looking...

Dude! You are making me jealous. After looking at all your pics, I realized I missed out on a ton of stuff in Peru! The mountains are gorgeus! Makes me want to go climbing! And I'm glad you...
Forum: Thumpers 01-08-2015, 08:25 PM
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Posted By Ulyses
Yeah, mine are the RSW's. +1 on the disk...

Yeah, mine are the RSW's.

+1 on the disk lock. I've had a couple. The one I have now has an alarm on it. It's loud as hell and goes off as soon as something bumps the bike. It's better than a...
Forum: Thumpers 01-08-2015, 12:51 AM
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Posted By Ulyses
USD Conversion complete....mostly

I picked up my Triples from the powdercoater yesterday. They did a fantastic job. I had them shoot it with a textured black, similar to the coloring of my Protaper handlebars. There was a $70...
Forum: Thumpers 01-08-2015, 12:14 AM
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Posted By Ulyses
It broke a lot. Probably around 6 times. I rode...

It broke a lot. Probably around 6 times. I rode with the TCI rack for over 20,000 miles. I rode mostly pavement with a few hard offroad segments and a few crashes. I was also carrying a lot of...
Forum: Thumpers 01-08-2015, 12:05 AM
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Posted By Ulyses
Got it! Thanks!

Got it! Thanks!
Forum: Thumpers 01-08-2015, 12:03 AM
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Posted By Ulyses
+6. I JB welded mine on and it has already saved...

+6. I JB welded mine on and it has already saved my stator twice! I have two huge gouges in the case saver. :evil
Forum: Thumpers 01-07-2015, 11:36 AM
Replies: 81,770
Views: 9,154,416
Posted By Ulyses
Vapor Install

Anyone have any helpful tips on the vapor install?

1. I'm planning on using the old dash illumintor bulb wires for the power....but I left my circuit tester at home...can't decide if the black or...
Forum: Thumpers 01-07-2015, 09:10 AM
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Posted By Ulyses
I'm running into the same problem. Grinding the...

I'm running into the same problem. Grinding the reciter won't hurt anything?
Forum: Thumpers 01-06-2015, 03:13 PM
Replies: 81,770
Views: 9,154,416
Posted By Ulyses
USD Conversion Begins!

Im sitting at the powder coater waiting to pick up my triples. Next stop is my buddy's garage to remove the old front end. Then, hopefully I can find a machinist to press the stem. If all goes...
Forum: Ride reports 01-06-2015, 03:07 PM
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Views: 410,965
Posted By Ulyses
Actually, it wasn't the subframe that gave me...

Actually, it wasn't the subframe that gave me issues, it was that damn luggage rack! It broke 5 or 6 times! The subframe was golden!
Forum: Thumpers 01-05-2015, 02:03 AM
Replies: 81,770
Views: 9,154,416
Posted By Ulyses
I still want my sledge hammer back. Talk about...

I still want my sledge hammer back. Talk about hard to find items. A 20lbs breaching hammer? Impossible to find on the interweb....
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