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Forum: Road warriors 12-12-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 1,202
Views: 273,920
Posted By Drunk_Uncle
Having both the stripple R and 800XC I love them...

Having both the stripple R and 800XC I love them both, but had to choose one it would be the 800XC. Though it is not as fast, it does a lot. I have drug the center stand on Scorpion Trails and...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-11-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 1,500
Views: 67,145
Posted By Drunk_Uncle
Sponge you are a bigger man than me. I tried and...

Sponge you are a bigger man than me. I tried and tried and couldn't get El Tigre II up by myself. Luckily I was on an organized ride so many people were around when I dropped all four times. Well...
Forum: Vendors 12-10-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 1,748
Views: 237,993
Posted By Drunk_Uncle
I know this has been addressed and have tried the...

I know this has been addressed and have tried the search thread option to no avail. Has the H4 been installed in a Gen I KLR and if so any issues or just straight forward? Thanks for everyone's...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-10-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 1,500
Views: 67,145
Posted By Drunk_Uncle
Is there a Waffle House in NW Phoenix? That would...

Is there a Waffle House in NW Phoenix? That would be an awesome meeting place. Especially for someone has had three years of Waffle House withdrawal. No Waffle House in Alaska.

There is one on...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-10-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 5,088
Views: 288,996
Posted By Drunk_Uncle
If you are plated out of the state and the bike...

If you are plated out of the state and the bike is in Arizona more than 30 consecutive days, so you could have to get a sticker if plated out of state. But the following statement I interpret as not...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-09-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 1,500
Views: 67,145
Posted By Drunk_Uncle
Count me in on a BBF ride on New Year's day. I'll...

Count me in on a BBF ride on New Year's day. I'll be on a Tiger 800XC.
Forum: Beasts 12-09-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 4,465
Views: 613,014
Posted By Drunk_Uncle
Dspec, You asked about opinions on crash...

Dspec,

You asked about opinions on crash bars and this is much like oil, but I have thoroughly tested my altrider bar up to about 25 or 30mph into very large rocks. Can't say the same for the...
Forum: Road warriors 12-07-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 1,202
Views: 273,920
Posted By Drunk_Uncle
A triumph shop told me a dude that put either the...

A triumph shop told me a dude that put either the Daytona or Street top end and exhaust and got a substantial increase in power. He cut the header and welded in extensions. So it does work, just...
Forum: Beasts 12-07-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 2,881
Views: 685,641
Posted By Drunk_Uncle
Well someone asked if I found a short cut to...

Well someone asked if I found a short cut to replacing the front sump guard mount to avoid dropping the exhaust, radiator, side covers, and engine bars. Well I have and if you are not a fan of...
Forum: Alaska 12-06-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,655
Posted By Drunk_Uncle
Having seen it down here, it is definitely worth...

Having seen it down here, it is definitely worth seeing especially if you liked the original. Dana Brown did his father proud and though Why We Ride was good, this is tons better!!
Forum: Road warriors 12-04-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 1,202
Views: 273,920
Posted By Drunk_Uncle
First it is important to know what year model...

First it is important to know what year model your Stripple is. Up to 2012 you can mount Givi hard panniers, Ventura bike pack, and SW Motech rigid mounted soft bags. 2013 + like me your pretty...
Forum: Beasts 12-02-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 2,881
Views: 685,641
Posted By Drunk_Uncle
To be honest I haven't even ordered the exhaust...

To be honest I haven't even ordered the exhaust gaskets. I am building a KLR on the side and that is sucking up my funds right now. Just riding it on road right now till I get that done. Will...
Forum: Alaska 11-29-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 9,899
Posted By Drunk_Uncle
Actually pretty good. I just have to be a little...

Actually pretty good. I just have to be a little more careful cause I don't collect a pay check with a broken leg.

Before this thread goes off topic. I want to thank the guys in the shop for...
Forum: Alaska 11-28-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 9,899
Posted By Drunk_Uncle
On Any Sunday the Next Chapter is excellent. ...

On Any Sunday the Next Chapter is excellent. Good luck the new digs. Miss ya'll down here.
Forum: Beasts 11-28-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 2,881
Views: 685,641
Posted By Drunk_Uncle
Holy cow!!! I went to change out the sump guard...

Holy cow!!! I went to change out the sump guard mounts today to reinstall it after my ROCKY off road ride a couple weeks ago. Got my rubber mount thingies replaced and went for the front mount as...
Forum: Road warriors 11-28-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 1,202
Views: 273,920
Posted By Drunk_Uncle
I ran Pirelli Scorpion Trails on my Buell...

I ran Pirelli Scorpion Trails on my Buell Ulysses. I ran dirt, mud, sand and gravel creek crossings. Never cut a tire. Didn't have a whole lot of traction, but was fun spinning up the rear tire. ...
Forum: Thumpers 11-27-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 14,796
Views: 1,578,306
Posted By Drunk_Uncle
Anybody want to save me the hassle of making an...

Anybody want to save me the hassle of making an ad for the stock tank that came on my KLR project. Only part on the bike in good shape due to a full tank coverage/tank bra tank bag thing. If I can...
Forum: Beasts 11-16-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 21,747
Views: 3,998,770
Posted By Drunk_Uncle
I was at the IMS in Phoenix and they also had the...

I was at the IMS in Phoenix and they also had the yellow Baja Dad bike on display fresh off the Alcan 5000. Looked pretty cool and it was really tall. Wasn't able to tell how the steering damper...
Forum: Thumpers 11-14-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 14,796
Views: 1,578,306
Posted By Drunk_Uncle
I still can't figure out how to replace the...

I still can't figure out how to replace the rubber plug at the bottom of the alternator side engine case. The hole is a couple mm's in diameter and am sure that was leaking also as it was caked in...
Forum: Thumpers 11-14-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 14,796
Views: 1,578,306
Posted By Drunk_Uncle
Quick question. Someone posted that the Doo seal...

Quick question. Someone posted that the Doo seal keeps oil out of the alternator side of the motor. So my question is, is there not supposed to be any oil on the alternator side of the motor? I...
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 14,796
Views: 1,578,306
Posted By Drunk_Uncle
Does anybody know about the little rubber plug on...

Does anybody know about the little rubber plug on the stator cover at the bottom? I think that may have been one of the oil leaks. It didn't run when I got it so I couldn't run it and look for the...
Forum: Thumpers 11-09-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 14,796
Views: 1,578,306
Posted By Drunk_Uncle
I have a green 2000 tank for sale if anyone is...

I have a green 2000 tank for sale if anyone is interested. Going to take pictures to post in FM. I think $150 + shipping is a fair price. Please let me know if its not. It is in surprisingly good...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-09-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,167
Posted By Drunk_Uncle
I had a great time. A bit overwhelmed on my big...

I had a great time. A bit overwhelmed on my big Tiger 800XC. Ditched the B1 route in search of an easier route on the advice of some campers that are probably still laughing. Ended up on the A2...
Forum: Beasts 11-09-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 21,747
Views: 3,998,770
Posted By Drunk_Uncle
Well I have been away from here for quite a...

Well I have been away from here for quite a while. School and work. I was at IMS today in Phoenix and saw the new XCX and the yellow Baja Dad bike. That thing is bad ass!! The I asked the Triumph...
Forum: Thumpers 11-02-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 14,796
Views: 1,578,306
Posted By Drunk_Uncle
Just the threaded hole is buggered up. The rest...

Just the threaded hole is buggered up. The rest of the head is good. Taking to school tomorrow to remove valves to mic and check runnout. Going to get instructors opinion whether its salvageable....
Forum: Thumpers 11-02-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 14,796
Views: 1,578,306
Posted By Drunk_Uncle
Well I got the head and cylinder off. For an...

Well I got the head and cylinder off. For an engine that was run off road without the airbox connected, it looks pretty dang good. Just needs to be honed and reringed.

The head on the other...
Forum: Thumpers 10-30-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 14,796
Views: 1,578,306
Posted By Drunk_Uncle
Thank you.

Thank you.
Forum: Thumpers 10-30-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 14,796
Views: 1,578,306
Posted By Drunk_Uncle
Any guys here local to Phoenix area? I just...

Any guys here local to Phoenix area? I just talked to Mike at Eagle Mike and mentioned he had heard about a tech day this weekend in Phoenix area and Watt Man might be there. Any info would be...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-26-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,369
Posted By Drunk_Uncle
Saw this at the Bear's Tooth Pizza Theater in...

Saw this at the Bear's Tooth Pizza Theater in Anchorage and it was great.
Forum: Beasts 10-26-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 21,747
Views: 3,998,770
Posted By Drunk_Uncle
Norty do you get a wobble around 80-85mph. I ran...

Norty do you get a wobble around 80-85mph. I ran the TKC 80s for a long ride in Alaska and then went back to the Scorps. I just put them on again and thought I didn't torque something down when I...
Forum: Thumpers 10-23-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 14,796
Views: 1,578,306
Posted By Drunk_Uncle
So a 150 on a 4.25 rim clear the chain and...

So a 150 on a 4.25 rim clear the chain and swingarm on a gen I?
Forum: Alaska 10-22-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,864
Posted By Drunk_Uncle
Before leaving Anchorage, I was told by the UPS...

Before leaving Anchorage, I was told by the UPS store clerk that you can ship firearms from UPS hub to UPS hub without a background check on your own firearm when you pick it up. When trip is...
Forum: Thumpers 10-22-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 14,796
Views: 1,578,306
Posted By Drunk_Uncle
Ok, so after putting El Tigre II back on TKCs I...

Ok, so after putting El Tigre II back on TKCs I have a set of Pirelli Scorpion Trails in 90/90-21 and 150/70-17. The basket case, ie money pit, KLR I just bought has mismatched tires. Has anyone...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-20-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,167
Posted By Drunk_Uncle
I'll be attempting B route on El Tigre II. We'll...

I'll be attempting B route on El Tigre II. We'll see how that goes. The side cases are coming off before hand though. I should be able to make a day ride with the top case only.
Forum: Thumpers 10-17-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 14,796
Views: 1,578,306
Posted By Drunk_Uncle
Ok, I am back in the KLR world. I bought a GEN I...

Ok, I am back in the KLR world. I bought a GEN I that has massive engine issues. The PO sheared the upper subframe bolts, probably jumped it and everything shifted back causing the airbox to come...
Forum: Beasts 10-10-2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 21,747
Views: 3,998,770
Posted By Drunk_Uncle
It is required for all motorcycles to have the...

It is required for all motorcycles to have the headlight on when sold as a new unit. After that it is perfectly legal to turn it off during the daytime. A lot of cops install headlight switches as...
Forum: Beasts 10-05-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 1,731
Views: 207,101
Posted By Drunk_Uncle
I am glad you chimed in Slobinski. My gear...

I am glad you chimed in Slobinski. My gear position indicator starting going out at about 1500 miles and finally got it replaced. Also got throttle bodies resynched and oil pan gasket. The great...
Forum: Road warriors 10-05-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,611
Posted By Drunk_Uncle
I have just purchased a 2014 Street Triple R for...

I have just purchased a 2014 Street Triple R for short sport touring and track days and just plain old fun. I have an 800XC for long trips and dirt and commuting. The only luggage I could find for...
Forum: Beasts 10-01-2014, 11:11 PM
Replies: 2,881
Views: 685,641
Posted By Drunk_Uncle
Breaking the bead is not the issue. I have motion...

Breaking the bead is not the issue. I have motion pro bead breakers. Its just getting the last bit of tire on during install. Granted I did my 955 rear in the spring in Alaska so it wasn't very...
Forum: Beasts 09-29-2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 2,881
Views: 685,641
Posted By Drunk_Uncle
I loved my E07 on my Girlie, there is no way in...

I loved my E07 on my Girlie, there is no way in hell I could change a tube on the trail. Are the new regular e07s any softer than the old e07 Dakar?
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