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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... Yesterday, 10:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 394
Posted By Cigar Mike
It probably means the feds will be able to use...

It probably means the feds will be able to use federal lands to pay our debt to China.
Forum: Americas 03-29-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 561
Posted By Cigar Mike
From Blanding. Go past Capital Reef to Escalante....

From Blanding. Go past Capital Reef to Escalante. The ride over the mountain is great. From Escalante to Bryce to Hurricane to St George. And then wide open to home.

How is the 91 these days?
Forum: Americas 03-29-2015, 11:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 561
Posted By Cigar Mike
I guess it is just a matter of which desert he...

I guess it is just a matter of which desert he wants to go through. The 10 and 40 you cross a lot of low desert. The 15 might only be 110 instead of 120.

I know you are below sea just after the 10...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-28-2015, 11:55 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 8,272
Posted By Cigar Mike
I have always had a problem with the Feds being...

I have always had a problem with the Feds being in control of State land. Why do we pay OHV funds to the State and the Feds say where we can ride. People in states thousands of miles from us tell us...
Forum: Americas 03-28-2015, 03:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 561
Posted By Cigar Mike
This route will pick up some good roads if you...

This route will pick up some good roads if you don't have time to go East across the Northern part of Colorado.

North of Rock Springs I don't know. But from Rock Springs South on the 191 to Vernal...
Forum: Vendors 03-28-2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 524
Views: 86,700
Posted By Cigar Mike
Stand Sketches

Here are some of the sketches I have for the XR650L. I did not have that many because after I made the parts to copy and the jigs it was just a matter of following the steps to make them. But this is...
Forum: Americas 03-27-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 561
Posted By Cigar Mike
How many days do you have to ride Colorado? Great...

How many days do you have to ride Colorado? Great roads on both North and South routes back to California.
Forum: Road warriors 03-26-2015, 02:00 PM
Replies: 5,748
Views: 1,181,424
Posted By Cigar Mike
I took a look. Got as far as the 17" front wheel....

I took a look. Got as far as the 17" front wheel. I see no advantage.
Forum: Equipment 03-19-2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 319
Posted By Cigar Mike
Kenda K657. Cheap and meets your requirements.

Kenda K657. Cheap and meets your requirements.
Forum: Equipment 03-09-2015, 06:12 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,637
Posted By Cigar Mike
I disagree, I have found that two hours is enough...

I disagree, I have found that two hours is enough time. Now if you just ride bar to bar it may not be very important. Where you ride maybe a factor. The climate and altitude here in Colorado makes...
Forum: Thumpers 03-09-2015, 02:54 PM
Replies: 82,744
Views: 9,340,474
Posted By Cigar Mike
What you bought (like me) is the same rate spring...

What you bought (like me) is the same rate spring that is stock. By shortening the spring you make the spring rate stiffer. You are collapsing the same rate spring more, same travel but shorter...
Forum: Equipment 03-07-2015, 04:02 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,637
Posted By Cigar Mike
Having to stop to take a drink means you are not...

Having to stop to take a drink means you are not drinking enough or stopping to much. What normally happens is you will not stop for a drink. Especially if you have to get off the bike and remove...
Forum: Vendors 02-28-2015, 10:32 AM
Replies: 524
Views: 86,700
Posted By Cigar Mike
Someone should build these.

I have had several people contact me about fabricating stands based on my designs. So far only one has followed through. Unfortunately for those in the states they are located in South Africa.

I...
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2015, 03:20 PM
Replies: 11,859
Views: 1,843,235
Posted By Cigar Mike
Did you check your spark plug? When you pull the...

Did you check your spark plug? When you pull the plug ground it on the head to see if it has a good or weak spark. Also make sure that the air cleaner is clean and there is no restriction on the...
Forum: Vendors 01-12-2015, 11:25 PM
Replies: 524
Views: 86,700
Posted By Cigar Mike
That sounds promising.

That sounds promising.
Forum: Vendors 12-23-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 524
Views: 86,700
Posted By Cigar Mike
I don't make stands anymore. See post 502. I...

I don't make stands anymore. See post 502. I believe they are the only ones making a stand for the L. He has a website with products for the bike.
Forum: Vendors 12-22-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 524
Views: 86,700
Posted By Cigar Mike
I don't know of anyone. But I don't keep up with...

I don't know of anyone. But I don't keep up with it anymore. You might try specific bike threads or Cafehusky for a better answer.
Forum: Vendors 11-21-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 524
Views: 86,700
Posted By Cigar Mike
That sounds like you improved the design already....

That sounds like you improved the design already. How much would it cost for shipping to the states in U.S. Dollars and what is the cost for the stand in U.S dollars? I have no idea what the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-08-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 6,600
Views: 1,207,369
Posted By Cigar Mike
I own both bikes. My wife rides the 500 and I...

I own both bikes. My wife rides the 500 and I ride the 700. We ride together and the mpg on the bikes are almost identical. The 500 gets slightly better on some rides and the 700 on other rides. I am...
Forum: Thumpers 10-07-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 82,744
Views: 9,340,474
Posted By Cigar Mike
Center Stands

It appears the SA guys are making stands for the L now. It is a copy of my design. The design has proven to be pretty tough. I am not associated with them. I did tell them that I would be happy if...
Forum: Vendors 10-07-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 524
Views: 86,700
Posted By Cigar Mike
That looks good to me. Did you powder coat or...

That looks good to me. Did you powder coat or paint? I am happy for fellow L owners that they will be able to get a stand again.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-25-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 585
Posted By Cigar Mike
Cripple Creek is only 20 miles from other larger...

Cripple Creek is only 20 miles from other larger towns. Woodland Park, Canon City and Colorado Springs have plenty of choices. We rode the bikes down there today and with the change in color it is a...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 09-08-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,719
Posted By Cigar Mike
If the roads show on mapsource I make a route. I...

If the roads show on mapsource I make a route. I then copy it and paste it in Base camp, right click on make track. I then load both route and track to GPS. When I get back from the ride I download...
Forum: Vendors 09-04-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 1,474
Views: 268,297
Posted By Cigar Mike
I received my dual set today. Good service and...

I received my dual set today. Good service and price. Thanks for the discount. Nice talking to someone that was very helpful in placing the order.

Cheers
Forum: Vendors 09-04-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 34,311
Posted By Cigar Mike
I just received my SMH10B Dual Set. I did not...

I just received my SMH10B Dual Set. I did not realize how long ago I bought the 10s I had. They are so old they are not supported by new firmware. These new ones are very nice and I can see the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-03-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 82,744
Views: 9,340,474
Posted By Cigar Mike
I thought that stuff was only legal in...

I thought that stuff was only legal in Colorado.:evil
Forum: Road warriors 09-03-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,683
Posted By Cigar Mike
When this kit is available the CB500X, it might...

When this kit is available the CB500X, it might be the best choice. But at what price?
...
Forum: Thumpers 09-03-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 82,744
Views: 9,340,474
Posted By Cigar Mike
I really liked the 1190 when I saw one set up for...

I really liked the 1190 when I saw one set up for a customer at the shop. I was lusting after it until I flashed on all the ride reports I have read with KTM adventure bikes. There is always many...
Forum: Vendors 09-03-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 25,119
Posted By Cigar Mike
Well made

Just received mine. Thanks for the Hat. Haven't ridden in them yet. Only sat on the bike. I think these just may work. I will try them soon.

Thanks again. Hurry up with the women's model.
Forum: Vendors 09-02-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,847
Posted By Cigar Mike
No worries, it was just the numbers did not work...

No worries, it was just the numbers did not work out. I guess I don't understand how the ramp sits on the tailgate. In the picture it appeared the ramp could pivot down flat against the gate and then...
Forum: Equipment 09-01-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 7,097
Views: 2,869,949
Posted By Cigar Mike
Someone needs to tell BigWan he is doing it all...

Someone needs to tell BigWan he is doing it all wrong.
Forum: Road warriors 09-01-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,835
Posted By Cigar Mike
We have both the 700 and 500. My wife rides the...

We have both the 700 and 500. My wife rides the 500 and with her smaller size we get almost exactly the same mpg. The difference at fill up is in tenths of a gallon. I prefer the 700 but I like...
Forum: Road warriors 09-01-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,835
Posted By Cigar Mike
You may find the seat foot peg distance tight....

You may find the seat foot peg distance tight. But you will find like many, the seat may need some work for comfort. Making it taller when that is done may help. I am only 6' tall and I would not...
Forum: Equipment 08-31-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,402
Posted By Cigar Mike
It is the perfect jacket if your are like me....

It is the perfect jacket if your are like me. More money than brains.
Forum: Thumpers 08-30-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 82,744
Views: 9,340,474
Posted By Cigar Mike
I get it now. You just need to ride faster.:lol3

I get it now. You just need to ride faster.:lol3
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-30-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 43,217
Posted By Cigar Mike
That is why there is more than one thread or one...

That is why there is more than one thread or one topic. No one is forcing you to read or participate in the thread. I hate posts that only criticise the thread for existing and don't contribute to...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-30-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 43,217
Posted By Cigar Mike
The only issue I had was the use of the...

The only issue I had was the use of the route/track after I paid for it. Where is the limitation was on that. It appears to be different with each provider. There seems to be no standard acceptable...
Forum: Thumpers 08-30-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 82,744
Views: 9,340,474
Posted By Cigar Mike
I am not sure I understand. If you are at walking...

I am not sure I understand. If you are at walking speed why would you be using second gear? I have not a problem with second gear slow speed stuff once out of first. My bike runs very clean down low...
Forum: Thumpers 08-30-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 829
Views: 168,128
Posted By Cigar Mike
Of course. The 84 TT600 I own will accept any 21...

Of course. The 84 TT600 I own will accept any 21 TT tire. Same for the rear 18. I prefer a 90/90-21 front and 120 to 140 rear depending on the type of tire.
Forum: Thumpers 08-30-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 82,744
Views: 9,340,474
Posted By Cigar Mike
Damn it, me too! I tried the lower ratios and all...

Damn it, me too! I tried the lower ratios and all it did was make the bike a four speed gear box with a granny. I think going the other way might have been smarter. With the grunt of this motor I can...
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