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Forum: Old's Cool 10-18-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 2,494
Views: 586,810
Posted By akaDigger
1977 Harley Davidson XLCR Cafe Racer

For Sale: '77 XLCR. Ready to ride! 8600 original miles. Full history. Owned by me since '92. My friend Steve bought it new from Bud's HD in Evansville, IN. $9000...
Forum: Americas 10-17-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 300
Posted By akaDigger
Moab weather, November 2014

The average weather calls for highs 50F-60F. Lows around 30F. The forecast is for dry and above average temperatures. That's way better than cooler than normal.

FORECAST FOR MOAB, UT ...
Forum: Thumpers 10-14-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 13,929
Views: 1,403,448
Posted By akaDigger
Spotted this in the Is Mexico Safe thread....

Spotted this in the Is Mexico Safe thread. Thought you guys might advise and "break the bad news to" him. I own a KLR and believe this one is terminal.
Forum: Ride reports 10-11-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,031
Posted By akaDigger
Altitude! Storm King where you slept (or not) is...

Altitude! Storm King where you slept (or not) is over 10,000 ft. I don't know how high you were when you camped above Abiquiu, NM but the town is over 6000 ft. Santa Fe and Salida above 7k....
Forum: Old's Cool 10-10-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 32,362
Posted By akaDigger
1977 XLCR Cafe Racer

I have owned this bike since 1992. I bought it from the original owner, my friend Steve. Only 8600 mi. on the clock, meaning I have put only 2500 miles on it since I rebuilt it right after the...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-10-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 7,349
Views: 3,357,966
Posted By akaDigger
The badges appear to be identical. ...

The badges appear to be identical.
http://i564.photobucket.com/albums/ss84/diggerled/XLCR/1412885356.jpg (http://s564.photobucket.com/user/diggerled/media/XLCR/1412885356.jpg.html)
Not yet Indian...
Forum: Americas 10-05-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,124
Posted By akaDigger
40 hour time limit from start to finish

40 hour time limit from start to finish
Forum: Americas 10-05-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,124
Posted By akaDigger
http://score-international.com/2014-baja-1000-cour...

http://score-international.com/2014-baja-1000-course-map/
Forum: Americas 09-29-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 25,261
Views: 2,022,833
Posted By akaDigger
Saw this link in my inbox this morning. ...

Saw this link in my inbox this morning.

http://www.borderlandbeat.com/2014/09/at-least-11-dead-after-juarezsinaloa.html

Local job hazards. The rewards are not so great for the unlucky few.
Forum: Americas 09-29-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 259
Posted By akaDigger
Take it for what it's worth. This info is second...

Take it for what it's worth. This info is second hand and I got it last Thursday.
A friend who just returned from Cabo San Lucas (he was there during the storm) reports that restoration is in full...
Forum: Americas 09-23-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 25,261
Views: 2,022,833
Posted By akaDigger
Satevo from another perspective. April 2014 ...

Satevo from another perspective. April 2014

http://i564.photobucket.com/albums/ss84/diggerled/Copper%20Canyon%20Trip%20April%202014/IMG_0531.jpg...
Forum: Beasts 09-18-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 21,468
Views: 3,845,348
Posted By akaDigger
I used OEM pads for replacements on the rear....

I used OEM pads for replacements on the rear. Your pads are the same. I had plenty of room, no issues. Make sure the caliper "floats" as it should. While the pads are out, slide it from side to side....
Forum: Beasts 09-17-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 21,468
Views: 3,845,348
Posted By akaDigger
Manual calls for Showa SS8. I picked the Bel Ray...

Manual calls for Showa SS8. I picked the Bel Ray 10W because it is what the shop had AND it has a nearly identical viscosity at operating temps. Who knows what stock is?...
Forum: Beasts 09-17-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 21,468
Views: 3,845,348
Posted By akaDigger
Used Bel Ray 10w oil. Forks are noticeably...

Used Bel Ray 10w oil. Forks are noticeably stiffer. I think I like it this way. Mexico topes next month. We'll see how I like it by the time I get home.
Forum: Beasts 09-16-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 21,468
Views: 3,845,348
Posted By akaDigger
My valve adjust is done for the time being. I got...

My valve adjust is done for the time being. I got my shims from Yamaha but any shop that services any Japanese or KTM should have 7.48mm shims. I thought it odd that the triumph dealer did not. I cut...
Forum: Beasts 09-16-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 21,468
Views: 3,845,348
Posted By akaDigger
FWIW: I went to the dealer's shop and asked the...

FWIW: I went to the dealer's shop and asked the mechanics directly if any of them had a stash of shims. They did not. They both admitted that they have never adjusted any valves on a Triumph. Neither...
Forum: Beasts 09-16-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 21,468
Views: 3,845,348
Posted By akaDigger
Fork Oil Amount

I was changing the fork oil in the XC when I became somewhat perplexed. The factory service manual calls for 619cc of oil in each fork with a final level of 107mm. I always overfill and then draw off...
Forum: Beasts 09-12-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 21,468
Views: 3,845,348
Posted By akaDigger
I ran as premium as I could get. 90% of the gas I...

I ran as premium as I could get. 90% of the gas I burned on the trip was 91 or higher. Put a half a tank of 85 in it once.
I guess there doesn't have to be a reason the valves moved so far so fast....
Forum: Beasts 09-12-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 21,468
Views: 3,845,348
Posted By akaDigger
I have to pull the shims and see what I can swap...

I have to pull the shims and see what I can swap around if any. Also need to mic all the shims to double check size to make sure I order what I need.
I just wish I had gotten one of those bikes...
Forum: Beasts 09-12-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 21,468
Views: 3,845,348
Posted By akaDigger
browneye, as you are aware, I just ended an 11000...

browneye, as you are aware, I just ended an 11000 mile trip. A good bit of dirt. No pre filter, just a new K&N.
This is what upstream looked...
Forum: Beasts 09-12-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 21,468
Views: 3,845,348
Posted By akaDigger
Valve adjust

I tore into my Tiger today to check the valves since it now has 24000 miles on it. At 12k miles no adjustment was necessary for either intake or exhaust. They were all sitting pretty toward the loose...
Forum: Beasts 09-06-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 702
Views: 180,703
Posted By akaDigger
Still waterproof after taking a hell of a beating...

Still waterproof after taking a hell of a beating on Ophir Pass. Rode in rain for a couple hundred miles along I-70 yesterday in Kansas
http://i564.photobucket.com/albums/ss84/diggerled/IMG_0557.jpg...
Forum: Beasts 09-06-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 21,468
Views: 3,845,348
Posted By akaDigger
Road Trip

At the barn! None too worse for wear. Twelve states, 11,000 miles. 38 riding days. 232 hours in the saddle. I'd have to say California was my favorite....
Forum: Beasts 08-26-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 21,468
Views: 3,845,348
Posted By akaDigger
Just completed a ride from Escondido to Ramona...

Just completed a ride from Escondido to Ramona after getting the K60 swapped out in favor of a TKC80. All handling issues are resolved. A perfectly great handling machine once more. I couldn't even...
Forum: Beasts 08-25-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 21,468
Views: 3,845,348
Posted By akaDigger
https://spotwalla.com/tripViewer.php?id=b14c53fb7d...

https://spotwalla.com/tripViewer.php?id=b14c53fb7d0c4015e

Yesterday's ride
Forum: Beasts 08-25-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 21,468
Views: 3,845,348
Posted By akaDigger
Just thought I would add that the XC is now 11...

Just thought I would add that the XC is now 11 months old with 20,000 miles. This is the 5th set of tires I have mounted.
Forum: Beasts 08-25-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 21,468
Views: 3,845,348
Posted By akaDigger
I have edited my first post. The tire size is...

I have edited my first post. The tire size is correct, I was only invoiced for the wrong size.

At your suggestion I spun both tires and find no detectable anomalies. We checked the stem for play...
Forum: Beasts 08-25-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 21,468
Views: 3,845,348
Posted By akaDigger
Tires for XC

I'm on the road and just had tires put on my XC. I chose the combination of a K60 Scout for the rear and a TKC80 for the front. I recently pulled off a set of TKC80s that were great. Now with the new...
Forum: Ride reports 08-08-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 12,017
Posted By akaDigger
Glad to see you rounded up a posse. After you...

Glad to see you rounded up a posse. After you first put out the word that you needed a riding buddy and seeing all that you had put into this trip already I was about to jump in. I thought how easy...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-07-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 697
Posted By akaDigger
When I arrived in Silverton on Wednesday 7/16...

When I arrived in Silverton on Wednesday 7/16 things were very different than Salida. I got the last room at the fifth motel I stopped at. Very pricey too. It was only about 5PM when I got there.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-14-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 697
Posted By akaDigger
I decided to leave the camp gear at home. I...

I decided to leave the camp gear at home. I arrived in Salida this afternoon to find vacancy in abundance. Aspen Leaf Lodge is plenty nice for the price as were others. If this is any indication, I...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-14-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 697
Posted By akaDigger
I'm in Colorado now. I'll let you know what I...

I'm in Colorado now. I'll let you know what I find.
Forum: Ride reports 07-06-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 32,583
Posted By akaDigger
I followed your report from the gate. I feel your...

I followed your report from the gate. I feel your pain when it comes to shopping for riding gear. All the stuff everyone brags on only comes in "popular" sizes. I'd love to have a jacket that...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-06-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,303
Posted By akaDigger
Sam was spotted in SW Colorado on or about July 3

Sam was spotted in SW Colorado on or about July 3
Forum: Americas 07-06-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,654
Posted By akaDigger
Sam was spotted in SW Colorado on or about July 3

Sam was spotted in SW Colorado on or about July 3
Forum: Ride reports 07-03-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 1,095
Views: 57,943
Posted By akaDigger
Corosa (spelling as it is pronounced), is like a...

Corosa (spelling as it is pronounced), is like a crispy tortilla but made with fruit and almond. What's to be mad about. Picture showing one that I was nibbling on while El Brento and I were having a...
Forum: Ride reports 07-02-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 1,095
Views: 57,943
Posted By akaDigger
I have seen that ride, twice! The first time I...

I have seen that ride, twice! The first time I declared it the "most awesome" I had done. Check my Oaxaca RR. I hope you have stopped today for the corosa the girls were selling at roadside half way...
Forum: Ride reports 07-01-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 1,095
Views: 57,943
Posted By akaDigger
Just wanted to chime in here and say I have been...

Just wanted to chime in here and say I have been following you the whole time and enjoy the report very much. You have presented a lot of good ideas for destinations I had not considered.
Forum: Beasts 07-01-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 2,948
Views: 565,372
Posted By akaDigger
:thumbup

:thumbup
Forum: Beasts 07-01-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 2,948
Views: 565,372
Posted By akaDigger
Raise front fender

I spotted a trick little kit to raise the front fender about a cm. Now I can't find it again. Anyone able to point me in the right direction?
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