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Forum: Beasts 08-23-2014, 03:07 PM
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Posted By av_mech
The kit from Sprocket Center looked like a pretty...

The kit from Sprocket Center looked like a pretty good deal.

Bike Bandit had a kit advertised in their OEM section for $190. Customer service there said it wasn't available anymore and said if...
Forum: Beasts 08-23-2014, 10:22 AM
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Posted By av_mech
So here's what I got after several cups of coffee...

So here's what I got after several cups of coffee and browsing time.

Renthal R4 525. P/N C391 Retail $174.95

EK MVXZ 525
EK SRX 525

RK GB525XSO
RK GB525GXW
Forum: Beasts 08-23-2014, 08:30 AM
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Posted By av_mech
I'm at my girlfriend's this morning, so I don't...

I'm at my girlfriend's this morning, so I don't have my records for exact mileage. If memory serves, I got something ridiculous like 20k miles on the first set and just short of 15k miles on this...
Forum: Beasts 08-22-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 21,756
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Posted By av_mech
Howdy all, I haven't posted in months. I...

Howdy all,
I haven't posted in months. I toasted my second set of chain and sprockets. Actually, the master link failed and left me in the northern Utah desert. The second truck ride of Hobbes'...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-05-2014, 11:18 PM
Replies: 974
Views: 155,975
Posted By av_mech
Hi! I'm alive! 850 miles this weekend and I might...

Hi! I'm alive! 850 miles this weekend and I might even do a ride report for all you lovers of my adventures. It's been a long time. I was looking through photos of the ride and wondered how the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-30-2013, 01:47 AM
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Views: 155,975
Posted By av_mech
Total rebuild of the suspension complete. $850...

Total rebuild of the suspension complete. $850 later. I completely wore out the rear shock and the forks needed a complete rebuild. Plus, I had some trick air bleeders installed to let the air...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-30-2013, 01:44 AM
Replies: 974
Views: 155,975
Posted By av_mech
Well, I figured I'd say hello. It's been quite...

Well, I figured I'd say hello. It's been quite some time. As John said, I have been quite busy lately. My shop is totally rocking in Boise and my lady friend really is quite spectacular.
...
Forum: Beasts 08-23-2013, 11:44 AM
Replies: 21,756
Views: 4,015,931
Posted By av_mech
Funny you should say that. My plug socket didn't...

Funny you should say that. My plug socket didn't make it back in the tool kit after the last maintenance and it was sitting on my shop bench right where I left it when I got home. The one time you...
Forum: Beasts 08-23-2013, 11:42 AM
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Posted By av_mech
I knew when the bike went underwater there was no...

I knew when the bike went underwater there was no way I could hit the starter with out investigating. Plastic and gas tank off. Took the airbox cover off and the paper filter was soaked. I put it...
Forum: Beasts 08-23-2013, 11:22 AM
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Posted By av_mech
Isn't that how it goes with us adv folks?...

Isn't that how it goes with us adv folks? Pics/video first, then help.
Forum: Beasts 08-22-2013, 08:01 PM
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Posted By av_mech
Also, I learned Hobbes does not like to go under...

Also, I learned Hobbes does not like to go under water. Had to empty out the cylinders in the MIDDLE of nowhere. Emma Creek in Ross Fork Basin, ID was running like a banshee and the 2-up crossing...
Forum: Beasts 08-22-2013, 07:46 PM
Replies: 21,756
Views: 4,015,931
Posted By av_mech
Howdy all! Yes, I'm still alive. Been riding but...

Howdy all! Yes, I'm still alive. Been riding but haven't been updating my thread. I'm about five rides behind getting them written about. New pretty girl and new business takes up a lot of time. ...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-15-2013, 07:24 PM
Replies: 8,586
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Posted By av_mech
Sounds like a challenge to me.

Sounds like a challenge to me.
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-15-2013, 12:04 AM
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Views: 155,975
Posted By av_mech
Have I mentioned Tamara is a badass? It's really...

Have I mentioned Tamara is a badass? It's really one of the things I like the most about her. A woman with an adventurous spirit is worth holding on to because they are few and far between.
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-14-2013, 10:19 PM
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Posted By av_mech
I don't think either one of us slept well that...

I don't think either one of us slept well that night. Too much wine. Neither of us felt good and it was setting in how far of a ride we had to do today.

That last day of trip. It can be a...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-05-2013, 12:47 AM
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Posted By av_mech
There's nothing quite like waking up in a tent on...

There's nothing quite like waking up in a tent on a motorcycle trip. And sharing that with an awesome woman that likes it just as much as I do makes it even better.
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-31-2013, 12:52 PM
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Views: 155,975
Posted By av_mech
I have no idea why all that text is linked. ...

I have no idea why all that text is linked. Computers been giving me fits the past 24 hrs.
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-30-2013, 11:28 PM
Replies: 974
Views: 155,975
Posted By av_mech
Two photos are fucked in that last post. Sorry. ...

Two photos are fucked in that last post. Sorry. I need to get to a different terminal to try to fix them. And I will. One is my favorite sunset photo of the tirp. More tomorrow. Laters.
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-30-2013, 10:45 PM
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Views: 155,975
Posted By av_mech
We rolled right along past the Quinault...

We rolled right along past the Quinault Reservation. Lake Quinault looked like a nice place to spend the afternoon, but the afternoon has already passed us by. We also opted to skip an inland route...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-30-2013, 07:49 PM
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Posted By av_mech
That is not the exact location. Haystack Rock in...

That is not the exact location. Haystack Rock in Pacific City is where the "Truck Rally" scene was filmed. And the final scene was filmed in California. I looked it up recently.
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-30-2013, 07:48 PM
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Posted By av_mech
Yep. It didn't work. I did poor prep work and...

Yep. It didn't work. I did poor prep work and it didn't stick. Might try it again if I can find the time.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-30-2013, 02:15 PM
Replies: 8,586
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Posted By av_mech
Anybody got Monday off and want to go play?

Anybody got Monday off and want to go play?
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-30-2013, 01:04 AM
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Posted By av_mech
The rain tapered off over night. It's Sunday...

The rain tapered off over night. It's Sunday morning. We are some of the first ones to rise in camp. Tamara makes coffee and we pack up our stuff.
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-30-2013, 12:04 AM
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Posted By av_mech
Camp is set up in no time and we are out of the...

Camp is set up in no time and we are out of the moto clothes. A walk to the ocean is in order. It's all of 150 yards from our campsite. Awesome.
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-29-2013, 11:07 PM
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Posted By av_mech
Saturday morning Tamara and I are awake pretty...

Saturday morning Tamara and I are awake pretty early. It's always a great day when I wake up with her in my arms.

We begin cooking breakfast and getting things together. Trevor and 'Leen are...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-29-2013, 09:21 PM
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Posted By av_mech
At this point, Tamara and I have been on an...

At this point, Tamara and I have been on an evening cruise and one day ride for a total of about 450 miles. In typical Tyson fashion, I shoot for the moon and ask, "Hey baby? You wanna go for a...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-28-2013, 11:27 PM
Replies: 8,586
Views: 792,466
Posted By av_mech
I'm back in the game as well. A few new ride...

I'm back in the game as well. A few new ride reports in my thread as well as a big one coming tomorrow as soon as the photos upload. I'm off Sunday and Monday from the shop as a pretty set schedule...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-28-2013, 11:22 PM
Replies: 8,586
Views: 792,466
Posted By av_mech
Nice sticker!

Nice sticker!
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-28-2013, 11:18 PM
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Views: 792,466
Posted By av_mech
Glad you finally got to ride that Sam! You've...

Glad you finally got to ride that Sam! You've been wanting that trip for a long time now.
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-28-2013, 11:12 PM
Replies: 974
Views: 155,975
Posted By av_mech
Hi Steve, Bummer they were charging so much for...

Hi Steve,
Bummer they were charging so much for that bike. I think I told you it should be like $9500. Sure enough, a 2012 800XC in excellent condition books out at $9395. I know out the door...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-28-2013, 11:03 PM
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Views: 155,975
Posted By av_mech
Cause you always ride alone and you wish you had...

Cause you always ride alone and you wish you had somebody to talk to? :freaky
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-28-2013, 10:21 PM
Replies: 974
Views: 155,975
Posted By av_mech
Thanks Kildare! And thanks to Swimmer too. I'm...

Thanks Kildare! And thanks to Swimmer too. I'm ordering the cable tonight. I'll get the tune installed as soon as I can. Mine doesn't run like shite right now, but 185 miles out of 5 gallons of...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-28-2013, 10:17 PM
Replies: 974
Views: 155,975
Posted By av_mech
No longer planning on getting a Tiger? Why not?...

No longer planning on getting a Tiger? Why not? Just cause I had a little carbon build up?
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-28-2013, 10:14 PM
Replies: 974
Views: 155,975
Posted By av_mech
I do remember that campsite! On the South side of...

I do remember that campsite! On the South side of the road in the same vicinity as some sheep herders? When are we finally gonna meet in person?
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-28-2013, 10:09 PM
Replies: 974
Views: 155,975
Posted By av_mech
The day after my fabulous ride with my new...

The day after my fabulous ride with my new squeeze was Monday. I had off and she had to work. What ever was I to do with my time?

At this point, and after 40,000+ thousand miles of dual sport...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-24-2013, 12:25 AM
Replies: 974
Views: 155,975
Posted By av_mech
I like this girl. She's the type to jump head...

I like this girl. She's the type to jump head first into something she likes. Today is the day when it is time to test if she likes this dual sport thing or not. She's read my entire blog and...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-23-2013, 09:36 PM
Replies: 974
Views: 155,975
Posted By av_mech
Sitting down to write at least one episode for...

Sitting down to write at least one episode for you guys tonight. Gonna get busy.
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-23-2013, 09:35 PM
Replies: 974
Views: 155,975
Posted By av_mech
Thanks Swimmer. I knew about tune ECU and I'll...

Thanks Swimmer. I knew about tune ECU and I'll go this route. I have an aftermarket exhaust, but not the Arrow. It's a Fuel exhaust which I highly recommend for the sound and the price point. ...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-22-2013, 10:02 PM
Replies: 974
Views: 155,975
Posted By av_mech
Round two. Many of you are familiar with the...

Round two. Many of you are familiar with the woes I have had with this carbon build up inside the motor of Hobbes. It happened once around 8500 miles and the stealership in Denver and Triumph fixed...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-17-2013, 12:13 AM
Replies: 974
Views: 155,975
Posted By av_mech
Yep, trying to get caught up and falling further...

Yep, trying to get caught up and falling further behind. Two awesome day rides still to write about and now I'm leaving for a 1500-2000 mile adventure with Tamara and Hobbes this weekend. Oregon...
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