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Forum: Hacks 07-29-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,480
Posted By Thebes
Sell the Sportster and get an outfit you can...

Sell the Sportster and get an outfit you can afford with the money from the sale.
Unless you really want a 2wd Ural I would stay clear of the older Urals (the owners all disagree on which vintage...
Forum: Hacks 07-16-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,502
Posted By Thebes
I think a 30 mile range would be more realistic....

I think a 30 mile range would be more realistic. The panel one could fit on a bucket might, if aimed at the sun, recharge that 30 mile battery bank in a week.

Really unless the outfit is just a...
Forum: Americas 06-25-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,215
Posted By Thebes
You might have some unlicensed options. Check all...

You might have some unlicensed options. Check all state and local laws, its you that gets to pay a lawyer and do the time if you eff up.
In New Mexico and some other western states you can often...
Forum: Hacks 06-24-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,552
Posted By Thebes
Already had that bookmarked actually. Thanks for...

Already had that bookmarked actually. Thanks for putting the info together.:clap
Forum: Hacks 06-24-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,552
Posted By Thebes
Yeah, I'd like the KLR better when roads get...

Yeah, I'd like the KLR better when roads get nastier and less otherwise, so it seems a wash. Its got the button and I need that. It sits too high and will need mods to work as a rig for me, but...
Forum: Hacks 06-24-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,552
Posted By Thebes
Portland is just too far to go for a bike given...

Portland is just too far to go for a bike given my cage's dilapidated condition and the price of gas. I'm hoping to keep within AAA's 200-mile teleport-home or at least no more than 200 bucks towing...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-23-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 1,881
Views: 315,867
Posted By Thebes
Thanks for that. I'd seen your thread but hadn't...

Thanks for that. I'd seen your thread but hadn't read it and realized it was an XS until you posted this.
Very nice build, I think scratch building a hack frame is still a bit beyond my skills....
Forum: Hacks 06-22-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,552
Posted By Thebes
I'm seriously considering a CX or GL tug for my...

I'm seriously considering a CX or GL tug for my ballasted SOA Eagle.
In any case I need a cheap bike, and they seem to qualify and be reliable minus stator and ignition issues.

So, I am...
Forum: Americas 06-20-2014, 11:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 400
Posted By Thebes
In 2012 I used base maps downloaded free from...

In 2012 I used base maps downloaded free from GPSFileDepot and the Cannon tracks for the sections from La Garita to Flagg Ranch Rd Yellowstone. I often found the public/private overlay info useful,...
Forum: Americas 06-20-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,367
Posted By Thebes
On my "moped" trip up the Great Divide from Taos...

On my "moped" trip up the Great Divide from Taos to Yellowstone I used a battery GPS, not having wired up a outlet to my weak and questionable electric system.
It was a PITA. I used a Garmin 62S,...
Forum: Americas 06-17-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,301
Posted By Thebes
Hostels, small camp grounds, even if you don't...

Hostels, small camp grounds, even if you don't want to camp or share a room- they often have a cheap private room or a cabin.
Often you can save by staying in a hostel room all to yourself in the...
Forum: Americas 06-17-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,261
Posted By Thebes
I'm curious if anyone has used a repeater net to...

I'm curious if anyone has used a repeater net to hook up camping, garage space, or other logistics on a trip.

Also, on HF a few years ago I followed a Route 66 expedition though I can't recall...
Forum: Americas 06-17-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 218
Posted By Thebes
Two month winter hack trip centered in the SW USA?

I am trying to consider what I would see in a two month, back highway and decent F.S. roads, hack trip.
I'd leave from Taos around turkey-day to come back in early Feb.
I would be taking a dog in...
Forum: Hacks 06-17-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 3,571
Views: 609,517
Posted By Thebes
It seems to me the decoration was well meaning...

It seems to me the decoration was well meaning and reasonably executed, but the flourishes don't match the style of the rest of the paint decoration, and neither of this matches the decoration of the...
Forum: Hacks 06-09-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 3,571
Views: 609,517
Posted By Thebes
WTB: classic jap bike leading link or subframe

I've just purchased a SOA Eagle with its mounting system redone to heavier struts and clevis attachments. I'll be looking for a suitable tug locally.
While I definitely won't have the money for a...
Forum: Hacks 06-08-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,468
Posted By Thebes
Congrats. I just picked up a SOA Eagle yesterday...

Congrats. I just picked up a SOA Eagle yesterday myself. No pics at the moment as its still inside my freakmobile and wouldn't photograph well.
Mine has a steel plate welded along the bottom,...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-02-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 1,881
Views: 315,867
Posted By Thebes
Thanks all, but its gone, that was fast. I'll...

Thanks all, but its gone, that was fast. I'll suppose that is now a good price on one out here.
I'll keep an eye out in the future. I like simple bikes and its obvious the engines are popular.
...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-02-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 1,881
Views: 315,867
Posted By Thebes
So I am looking at a '81 xs650 from cl. I would...

So I am looking at a '81 xs650 from cl. I would be setting it up with an as-yet-unaquired light sidecar for shepherd and lightweight camp kit.

It has leaking front brake, probably needs fork...
Forum: The Garage 11-30-2013, 03:51 PM
Replies: 4,239
Views: 565,662
Posted By Thebes
Is O/A a sensible choice for off-grid

I live off-grid and have several projects for which I'd like to be able to weld. I will be teaching myself from videos this winter out in BFE. Realistically if I want to weld on electric I need a...
Forum: Ride reports 09-27-2012, 03:37 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,484
Posted By Thebes
Bike is safe and will be brought down to St...

Bike is safe and will be brought down to St George where I had hoped to be able to collect her in the late fall.
Now I am not so sure.

I'm home and she took over half of the guns, left me two...
Forum: Ride reports 09-26-2012, 08:57 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,484
Posted By Thebes
Looks like a relative of the hotel owner is...

Looks like a relative of the hotel owner is getting me and the bike back
I'll update when home or if it doesn't work out.
Forum: Ride reports 09-25-2012, 10:00 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,484
Posted By Thebes
Ok. Help. A family member has generously...

Ok. Help.

A family member has generously suggested purchasing me an airline ticket home.
Given my home situation and what little I have with me I think that's best. So I have a ticket payment...
Forum: Ride reports 09-25-2012, 05:34 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,484
Posted By Thebes
Well it seems that the reason I have the wrong...

Well it seems that the reason I have the wrong gear, that my chain and sprocket were delayed, etc is that my wife of 18 years picked this as an opportunity to leave me. She just told me she can't...
Forum: Ride reports 09-24-2012, 09:49 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,484
Posted By Thebes
Aug 29 and 30 pics

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8461/8022019851_8068c894bc_z.jpg

Another beautiful treed section of gravel road. I'm liking riding off-pavement, but there are looser sections where its hard to track...
Forum: Ride reports 09-24-2012, 09:30 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,484
Posted By Thebes
Days 5 & 6, Aug 29 and 30th

I woke early, which is becoming a habit on this trip. At home my wife works on the phone taking calls late into the night and I often cook dinner at 11pm and wake after 10am. Now I'm getting up...
Forum: Ride reports 09-24-2012, 08:29 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,484
Posted By Thebes
Oh, I've had some very good times as well. But it...

Oh, I've had some very good times as well. But it seems that my luck runs in streaks, and since Molly started to fall apart its been very frustrating. Still, I've went to the bar twice for the sole...
Forum: Ride reports 09-24-2012, 02:32 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,484
Posted By Thebes
STILL stuck in West Ystone

Just got in my chain and front sprocket.

The old front sprocket looks fine but won't fit a 428hd, thought it fits the 428 non hd, which is admittedly badly stretched. The new front sprocket is...
Forum: Ride reports 09-23-2012, 08:00 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,484
Posted By Thebes
Pissed I hate my electronics

OK maybe I don't hate my phone. It does what you'd hope and even let's me post from the bar I'm sitting in.
But I hate my GPS. I hate Google. I hate Microsoft. I understand how the profit seeking...
Forum: Ride reports 09-23-2012, 05:39 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,484
Posted By Thebes
Aug 28th pics

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8444/8017560469_64a35bf1b9_z.jpg

At the La Garita General Store I added about 0.8 gallons to the front tank. Only one side of the pump works and you have to tell the...
Forum: Ride reports 09-23-2012, 05:22 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,484
Posted By Thebes
Day 4 - La Garita and the Great Divide Aug 28th

Although I had walked to the restaurant the day before I had also ridden rush hour traffic to the UPS shipping center, which has limited hours. Granted Alamosa's rush hour traffic is not that of a...
Forum: Ride reports 09-23-2012, 09:04 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,484
Posted By Thebes
I'll be limping home on pavement without 2nd...

I'll be limping home on pavement without 2nd gear. I'm still in West Yellowstone waiting for the chain and sprocket my wife was supposed to have sent in the mail drop that was here when I got in, I...
Forum: Ride reports 09-22-2012, 05:29 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,484
Posted By Thebes
Day 3 - Onward to Colorado August 27

I woke early to break camp, such as it was. I slept well for having bivied at the side of a dirt road among broken bottles and spent brass. I inventoried myself, just some scratches on the ribs where...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-22-2012, 08:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,451
Posted By Thebes
Unfortunately my frame slightly interferes with...

Unfortunately my frame slightly interferes with the clutch cover, not such a good build as hugemoth's I'm sure, but I put it together quickly and with relatively little experience. So it would all...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-21-2012, 07:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,451
Posted By Thebes
Well it looks like the plan is to limp it home...

Well it looks like the plan is to limp it home without second. I think hugemoth is right about the likely problems and now also dratv has told me its not the clutch if its only happening in second....
Forum: Battle scooters 09-18-2012, 06:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,451
Posted By Thebes
The engine is running fine, any problem is with...

The engine is running fine, any problem is with the transmission or clutch. I can have a clutch here in 48 hours but I think it can't be because this is only happening in second. Carburation has...
Forum: Ride reports 09-18-2012, 03:48 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,484
Posted By Thebes
Broke down in West Yellowstone, please see my...

Broke down in West Yellowstone, please see my advice request in Battle Scooters if you have skills like that.

I will try to write some after I go get drunk. I'm ok, and thats whats important. Its...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-18-2012, 03:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,451
Posted By Thebes
Urgent Lifan140 CT advice needed

I am about 1500 miles and a month into my CT90 Adv ride, and am semi-stranded in West Yellowstone. I have a poorly updated ride report... might actually have time and power to work on it for a couple...
Forum: Ride reports 09-15-2012, 09:13 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,484
Posted By Thebes
No pix today. I have plenty to share but no way...

No pix today. I have plenty to share but no way to handle them.
The tablet is dead. I put it down this morning after it screwed up a half hour's work that should have taken 5 minutes on a net book....
Forum: Ride reports 09-15-2012, 08:31 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,484
Posted By Thebes
Laugh I have 2.4g capacity in the front and 1.6g I...

I have 2.4g capacity in the front and 1.6g I think in the under seat tank but that one can't use it all.
I'm 1300 miles in and getting about 100mpg combined on and off highway.
I did have to buy...
Forum: Ride reports 09-05-2012, 12:14 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,484
Posted By Thebes
August 26 pics

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8303/7938675800_77997e91e2_c.jpg
Putting on the knobbier rear tire and new 40-tooth sprocket so I could send the originals home and dump weight.
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