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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-09-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 1,664
Views: 275,314
Posted By TxLoneRider
Margret Hill Hunt bridge in Dallas. ...

Margret Hill Hunt bridge in Dallas.

http://lonerider.smugmug.com/Motorcycle-Trips/Day-trippn-2014/20140707-The-Bridge/i-CMt64ms/1/XL/2014.07.07_2096_HDR-XL.jpg

No bikes in the following, but I...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-08-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 4,077
Views: 563,127
Posted By TxLoneRider
Margret Hunt Hill bridge in Dallas ...

Margret Hunt Hill bridge in Dallas
...
Forum: Face plant 07-01-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 830
Views: 211,490
Posted By TxLoneRider
As far as the GM issue, a local report to the DFW...

As far as the GM issue, a local report to the DFW area, Ed Wallace, took the time to go over all of the GM ignition lock cases, and found that in all of the cases the car hit a curb or some other...
Forum: Beasts 06-13-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 21,394
Views: 3,781,452
Posted By TxLoneRider
Yup, louder. Creates a nice hum actually....

Yup, louder. Creates a nice hum actually. Considering the noise, the tire still seems to last a while.
Forum: Beasts 06-11-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 21,394
Views: 3,781,452
Posted By TxLoneRider
Mounting the rim, KLR650, ZX9r, ZX6e, Sprint ST,...

Mounting the rim, KLR650, ZX9r, ZX6e, Sprint ST, all of them I could get the rim on the bike in a minute, the Tiger, PITA! Don't know why, but it is.

As far as breaking the bead, I have a Motion...
Forum: Beasts 05-19-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 21,394
Views: 3,781,452
Posted By TxLoneRider
Chains, so I have around 8k miles on my Tiger,...

Chains, so I have around 8k miles on my Tiger, and this summer I am going on a ride that may be up to 12,000 miles.

Last time I went to AK, the chain died 200 mile from my house. Don't want to do...
Forum: Beasts 05-19-2014, 05:48 AM
Replies: 21,394
Views: 3,781,452
Posted By TxLoneRider
Cool. I wonder if the new R1200GS has that engine...

Cool. I wonder if the new R1200GS has that engine management. I've have not been able to find anything about its handling of regular gas. Everything I've read suggests premium only, except on the...
Forum: Beasts 05-18-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 21,394
Views: 3,781,452
Posted By TxLoneRider
Yes, good point. Federal law states that each...

Yes, good point. Federal law states that each grade of gas must have the same additive package.

Chevron has been taken to task a few times for misleading customers into thinking their premium gas...
Forum: Beasts 05-18-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 21,394
Views: 3,781,452
Posted By TxLoneRider
Counter shaft sprocket: I can't do the impact gun...

Counter shaft sprocket: I can't do the impact gun against my drive train, I am guessing it would take it, but, not my engine???? With the KLR when I did the chain, got my wife to depress the brake...
Forum: Face plant 05-16-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 93,462
Posted By TxLoneRider
Excellent, congratulations! :clap

Excellent, congratulations! :clap
Forum: Beasts 05-16-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 21,394
Views: 3,781,452
Posted By TxLoneRider
Leaky gear selector shaft seal ...

Little over 8,000 miles, for a bike about 22 months old I've abused her, far, far too much time in the garage. She should have over 20k miles at leas by now.



Aiy, good idea, and for the...
Forum: Beasts 05-16-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 21,394
Views: 3,781,452
Posted By TxLoneRider
Arrrgggg

So I am coming up to crunch time for my trip to Alaska and back. Expected 11,000+ miles, and when I went out to ride to a friend's place last night, there was a small puddle of oil under my Tiger!
...
Forum: Alaska 05-16-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,643
Posted By TxLoneRider
I think it looks great. Of course, personally, to...

I think it looks great. Of course, personally, to a certain extent I don't give a crap what people think when they see my bike, I just want to make sure they "SEE" my bike! :evil

I've got to post...
Forum: Alaska 05-15-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,415
Posted By TxLoneRider
KHuddy et'al, thanks for the concise information,...

KHuddy et'al, thanks for the concise information, and the humo[u]r sprinkled in.
Forum: Trip Planning 05-13-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,030
Posted By TxLoneRider
I would echo many of the above thoughts, stand on...

I would echo many of the above thoughts, stand on the pegs, keep hydrated, low carbs, refrain from big meals, ear plugs. And of course safety first.

I've done several long days on the bike, and...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-12-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 994
Views: 192,126
Posted By TxLoneRider
I appreciate the optimism, I just have high...

I appreciate the optimism, I just have high standards and I know what I want, and the camera I have has an APS-C sensor, I want to get a camera that has a full-frame sensor. But I am going to wait to...
Forum: Alaska 05-09-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,497
Posted By TxLoneRider
Excellent, thanks. As far as the dock being...

Excellent, thanks.

As far as the dock being open, did they find the cause, was it a burst fresh water pipe as they had thought??
Forum: Alaska 05-07-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,957
Posted By TxLoneRider
Ice age riding, you are ready!

Ice age riding, you are ready!
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-07-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 470
Views: 110,536
Posted By TxLoneRider
Llano, TX ...

Llano, TX
...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-07-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 4,077
Views: 563,127
Posted By TxLoneRider
From the LLano, TX area this past weekend ...

From the LLano, TX area this past weekend

http://lonerider.smugmug.com/Motorcycle-Trips/Hill-Country-Spring-14/i-zqcPX3x/0/XL/7DA_0215_HDR-XL.jpg
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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-07-2014, 05:50 AM
Replies: 785
Views: 125,717
Posted By TxLoneRider
From the Texas Hill Country this past weekend ...

From the Texas Hill Country this past weekend

http://lonerider.smugmug.com/Motorcycle-Trips/Hill-Country-Spring-14/i-pZrZ65x/0/XL/7DA_0007%20-%20Version%202-XL.jpg
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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-07-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 1,664
Views: 275,314
Posted By TxLoneRider
From the Texas Hill Country ...

From the Texas Hill Country

http://lonerider.smugmug.com/Motorcycle-Trips/Hill-Country-Spring-14/i-WrBxv3h/0/XL/7DA_0008_HDR-XL.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-07-2014, 05:41 AM
Replies: 994
Views: 192,126
Posted By TxLoneRider
I need a better camera, as much as I love the 7D,...

I need a better camera, as much as I love the 7D, the sensor has more noise than I would like for longer exposures. Here is a pair from the Texas Hill Country this past weekend.
...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-07-2014, 05:36 AM
Replies: 4,046
Views: 966,866
Posted By TxLoneRider
From this past weekend in Hill Country (TX) ...

From this past weekend in Hill Country (TX)

http://lonerider.smugmug.com/Motorcycle-Trips/Hill-Country-Spring-14/i-H7sGGG3/0/XL/7DA_0095_HDR%20-%20Version%202-XL.jpg
...
Forum: Ride reports 05-05-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 24,132
Posted By TxLoneRider
Thanks for the gear section, I am going to get...

Thanks for the gear section, I am going to get that cridder ridder, and I am going to look at upgrading my sleeping bad.

I am not going to try to cook on the road, but I will be keeping ready to...
Forum: Alaska 04-30-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,497
Posted By TxLoneRider
"Everything is awesome!" Thanks for letting...

"Everything is awesome!"

Thanks for letting us know!
Forum: Equipment 04-29-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,868
Posted By TxLoneRider
So, this past weekend I replaced the tube on the...

So, this past weekend I replaced the tube on the rear of my Tiger 800XC. Caught a 2-14" finishing nail, and it tore the crap out of the tube.

So, I have (had) a foot pump, that TwistedThrottle...
Forum: Alaska 04-29-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,497
Posted By TxLoneRider
http://www.alaskapublic.org/2014/04/28/crews-work-...

http://www.alaskapublic.org/2014/04/28/crews-work-to-refloat-sunken-skagway-ferry-dock/

Interesting theory:
Why the dock sank is still unknown, although Skagway Mayor Mark Schaefer says there is...
Forum: Alaska 04-25-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,497
Posted By TxLoneRider
http://www.ktoo.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Ska...

http://www.ktoo.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Skagway-dock-submerged.jpg

Ouch.

from http://www.ktoo.org/2014/04/24/amhs-dock-skagway-collapses/

Good article.


I am guessing it will be...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-24-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 2,445
Views: 584,930
Posted By TxLoneRider
Love it. There is a good desktop for a Mac.

Love it. There is a good desktop for a Mac.
Forum: Beasts 04-24-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 21,394
Views: 3,781,452
Posted By TxLoneRider
Of course, it could be said, ride a Triumph (or...

Of course, it could be said, ride a Triumph (or Japanese brand) and you won't have repairs to do :lol3
Forum: Vendors 04-22-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 396
Views: 46,295
Posted By TxLoneRider
Fair enough, yup, I should have stated, it is for...

Fair enough, yup, I should have stated, it is for my Tiger 800XC with 'tubes'.

Just got my second punctured rear tube. Add one rear puncture from my KLR, and 3 rear flats in about 20k tubed miles....
Forum: Vendors 04-22-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 396
Views: 46,295
Posted By TxLoneRider
g'day, A quick suggest, you need more...

g'day,

A quick suggest, you need more pictures on your site, it would be really cool to see a picture of the guts, including the cooling fan. Force air cooling is by far the biggest feature. Many...
Forum: Beasts 04-19-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 21,394
Views: 3,781,452
Posted By TxLoneRider
I have the OEM still on the front, but a new...

I have the OEM still on the front, but a new Anekee III on the back, and the Anekee III had not problem moving the 800XC along yesterday when I was on some really sandy dirt.

But then, just as a...
Forum: Beasts 04-16-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 21,394
Views: 3,781,452
Posted By TxLoneRider
So, if that is the worst the bike has to offer,...

So, if that is the worst the bike has to offer, then life is good! :D
Forum: Beasts 04-15-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 2,645
Views: 609,011
Posted By TxLoneRider
BMW, without doubt has some of the best and...

BMW, without doubt has some of the best and original ideas in designing motorcycles. But also without a doubt, HD over the last few years has consistently ranked [significantly] higher in quality....
Forum: Alaska 04-15-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 743
Posted By TxLoneRider
Um, yeah, when I was up there, on many parts of...

Um, yeah, when I was up there, on many parts of the Alcan if you where doing less than 70mph, you where getting passed by transport trucks. Which is why I upgraded from my KLR650 to a Tiger!

Yeah,...
Forum: Alaska 04-13-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,643
Posted By TxLoneRider
Yeah, don't use amber or yellow reflective on the...

Yeah, don't use amber or yellow reflective on the rear, but other than that I could not find anything. I never had a trooper/cop/whatever mention anything about the reflective tap on the back of my...
Forum: Beasts 04-10-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 21,394
Views: 3,781,452
Posted By TxLoneRider
Rubber lubricant

So, on another forum, one of the motoheads there suggested I look for Ru-Glide. He uses it for everything where there is a tight rubber fitment, including cush drives.

And, best of all, for the...
Forum: Beasts 04-10-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 21,394
Views: 3,781,452
Posted By TxLoneRider
Sadly, my bike only has about 6,000 miles on it....

Sadly, my bike only has about 6,000 miles on it. I've noticed on previous bikes, it gets easier and the cush drive rubber breaks in over time. My old ZX9r, at 16 or 20k miles had a cush drive rubber...
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