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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left Yesterday, 06:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 264
Posted By lopaca
Thumb Thanks So Much

Much appreciated! Looks like we will just double back and enjoy the first 2 sections this trip. We will head back out when in the spring or fall as that seems to be the best time to ride this...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers Yesterday, 03:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 131
Posted By lopaca
Eek Nevermind - I Figured it Out

So there is such a thing as a stupid question.
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers Yesterday, 02:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 312
Posted By lopaca
What Did You Not Like About the GS

I would say it depends on why you got rid of the GS. I looked at the 1200GSA, 800GSA and the Tiger XCX. I decided on the Tiger.

The most simple statement I can think of is that the Tiger is a...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers Yesterday, 02:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 131
Posted By lopaca
Question Installing New Gear Shift Lever

I am installing a new gear shift lever with one that has the folding tip.

I don't have a shop manual yet. Does anyone know how to remove the linkage from the lever that goes to the gear box? ...
Forum: Americas 02-28-2015, 08:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 331
Posted By lopaca
Got it, understood and once again, many thanks.

Got it, understood and once again, many thanks.
Forum: Americas 02-28-2015, 05:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 331
Posted By lopaca
Thanks Jerry. I looked on the site and have a...

Thanks Jerry. I looked on the site and have a hard time seeing which has the tracks you are speaking of. Could you either send them to me or tell me which title on the site I should be looking at?...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-27-2015, 04:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 264
Posted By lopaca
Question AZ BDR in Early March?

Posted this a while back in Trip Planning but only got one response (thank you Countdown) so I am trying here.

We are planning on starting a ride following the Arizona Backcountry Discovery Route....
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 02-23-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 769
Posted By lopaca
Purchased Mine 3 Weeks Ago - So Far....

2015 XCX
SW Mototech Racks
Wolfman Tank Bag and Saddle Bags
Roxx 2" Handle Bar Risers
Touratech Headlamp Protector
Touratech Windshield Adjuster/GPS Bracket (not installed yet)

This Tuesday...
Forum: Americas 02-23-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 331
Posted By lopaca
Thanks, once again, Jerry.

Thanks, once again, Jerry.
Forum: Americas 02-22-2015, 04:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 331
Posted By lopaca
Talking AZBDR March 10 - 16

We are planning on starting a ride following the Arizona Backcountry Discovery Route. We will be starting out at or near the border and plan on getting to Utah or as far as we can get - weather...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 02-13-2015, 10:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 538
Posted By lopaca
Good to hear. I have a GPR on my KTM 530.

Good to hear. I have a GPR on my KTM 530.
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 02-13-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 538
Posted By lopaca
Looks like that would do the trick! Thanks.

Looks like that would do the trick! Thanks.
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 02-13-2015, 06:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 825
Posted By lopaca
I just talked to my dealer. He said there is no...

I just talked to my dealer. He said there is no such wiring part for the tiger. They simply wire the gps to the battery with a fuse.

I'm getting mine installed in a couple of weeks. I will...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 02-13-2015, 06:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 825
Posted By lopaca
Just spoke with my dealer

I just talked to my dealer. He said there is no such wiring part for the tiger. They simply wire the gps to the battery with a fuse.

I'm getting mine installed in a couple of weeks. I will...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 02-12-2015, 07:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 538
Posted By lopaca
Question Steering Stabilizer for XCX

I have one on my dirt bike. It makes sand washes a pleasure. I am not looking forward to the XCX in the sand without one.

Does anyone have one on their Tiger and if so which manufacturer?
...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 02-11-2015, 03:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 825
Posted By lopaca
Ask Your Dealer

A guy at Touratech told me that there is a lead (connector) that Triumph has especially for wiring a GPS into the bike. It is a part that has to be ordered or bought from your dealer.

I have not...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 01-29-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,838
Posted By lopaca
Alreaday have the 2 other bikes - Getting an 800 next month

I have a BMW R1200RT and a KTM 530EXC. I have set up the KTM for dual sporting but it's limit is reached on the very long slab trips, ergo the Tiger.

I will keep all 3, however, my riding buddy...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 01-21-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 853
Views: 97,595
Posted By lopaca
Thousand Oaks Had No Idea Thought Maybe March

I was at Thousand Oaks Powersports this weekend and the sales guy there said he was not sure but thought late February maybe into March before the 15s arrive.

Glad to hear maybe sooner. There is...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-20-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 11,100
Posted By lopaca
On my RT, what happened was the bushing came...

On my RT, what happened was the bushing came loose. There is a switch that kills the bike attached to the kickstand. If the kickstand is loose it will vibrate or bounce around enough to activate...
Forum: Americas 01-14-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 212
Posted By lopaca
Breckenridge Road Open to Bodfish?

We do a nice day ride out of Pasadena, CA - through Tehachapi up into Lake Isabella via Breckenridge Road.

A couple of weeks ago a sign said the road was closed but we kept going for another 1/2...
Forum: Americas 12-15-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,841
Posted By lopaca
Glad You Posted This

I am glad that you posted this trip. I have an 08 530 EXCR and did the western portion of the TAT (Southeast Colorado to Oregon border) 95% dirt.

Everyone thinks these bikes require oil changes...
Forum: Americas 12-15-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,839
Posted By lopaca
Plain and Simple

If you don't get lost, it's not an adventure ride.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-11-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 11,100
Posted By lopaca
Pick your right leg up, grab the cuff of your...

Pick your right leg up, grab the cuff of your pants and lift your leg up and over onto the seat, then slide yourself up and onto the seat. Put the weight over to the center and raise the kickstand...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-26-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,095
Posted By lopaca
2007 R1200RT 2008 KTM 530 EXC R Coming Soon:...

2007 R1200RT
2008 KTM 530 EXC R
Coming Soon: Can't decide between F800GSA and KTM 1190.

The RT is a magnificent touring machine that I have actually ridden a bit on some very tame dirt roads...
Forum: Americas 10-23-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,511
Posted By lopaca
Sam, thanks for all your hard work. Because of...

Sam, thanks for all your hard work. Because of you my buddies and I were able to enjoy a great ride through some beautiful country. I am sure whatever changes you make to the route will be just as...
Forum: Americas 09-24-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 599
Posted By lopaca
Very cool - thank you so much!

Very cool - thank you so much!
Forum: Vendors 09-19-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,070
Posted By lopaca
Great Post But Will the CDT be Open for Long in WY?

Very useful information, thank you. As your post was today and I have not ridden the CDT yet (we are leaving early Oct. starting in NM and will just go as far as we can as we are expecting snow in...
Forum: Americas 09-16-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 393
Posted By lopaca
Great thank you. I will check it out.

Great thank you. I will check it out.
Forum: Americas 09-15-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 599
Posted By lopaca
Absolutely and thank you. There will be at the...

Absolutely and thank you. There will be at the least 2 riders.
Forum: Americas 09-15-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 599
Posted By lopaca
Question Starting the CDT in October

For those that have ridden the CDT, how far do you suppose we can get starting the first week of October assuming average weather conditions?

Appreciate any and all responses.

Bob
Forum: Americas 09-15-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 393
Posted By lopaca
Question All Dirt from L.A. to Start of CDT, NM

Planning a trip from L.A. to the beginning of the CDT in New Mexico.

Does anyone have any routes/suggestions? We want to avoid as much slab as possible and definitely stay off of the superslabs....
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2014, 12:09 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,931
Posted By lopaca
What he said!

What he said!
Forum: Americas 06-06-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 424
Posted By lopaca
Suggestions for a Fall Ride - West

We are planning an early October ride from L.A. to Northern New Mexico.

Anyone have some routes they already did. Unfortunately, at least at this point anyways, we will not be on our dual sports...
Forum: Americas 06-06-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,365
Posted By lopaca
Ktm 530exc

We did the TAT from Colorado to Nevada on my 08 530. I was glad to have the extra oomph in the sand and up the passes but I would not want to have had any heavier a bike. My buddy was on his KTM...
Forum: Americas 05-13-2014, 11:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 363
Posted By lopaca
Both Open and Glorious

Both were open and as always fantastic.

Lassen National was not open as they had not plowed the road as of yet - that was 2 weeks ago. We were able to ride up to Crater Lake but the Rim was not...
Forum: Americas 04-29-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 363
Posted By lopaca
Thx

Thank you!
Forum: Americas 04-28-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 363
Posted By lopaca
Question Redding - Humboldt Highways 36 and 299 Open?

We will be in the Shasta area end of this week. Anyone know if 36 and 299 are open? We are planning a day ride loop from Redding to the coast and back.

Thanks in advance.

Bob
Forum: Americas 04-22-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 543
Posted By lopaca
Thumb Thanks - Much Appreciated

:clap
Thank you for the replies. We are going to stick to the asphalt with these bikes. Maybe next time we will take the KTMs.

Thanks again.
Forum: Americas 04-16-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 543
Posted By lopaca
Ok, thanks so much.

Ok, thanks so much.
Forum: Americas 04-16-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 543
Posted By lopaca
Question Death Valley into Bishop - Silver Canyon Road Paved?

We will be on our RTs. Ride is in a couple of weeks.

Hard to tell on Googe Earth if Silver Canyon Road is paved or not from off of 168 heading north and over into Bishop.

Does anyone know for...
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