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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-31-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 387
Posted By mergatroyd
Anything to stay off I-17... I hate that road.

Anything to stay off I-17... I hate that road.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-30-2013, 09:10 PM
Replies: 15,204
Views: 1,199,418
Posted By mergatroyd
I am way out southeast, but I can hoon...

I am way out southeast, but I can hoon somewhere... I've only got the big pig that thinks it's a sportbike... Vee!

And I have no idea what I'm doing on the dirt. I don't have crash bars or...
Forum: Vendors 09-30-2013, 08:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 999
Posted By mergatroyd
Installed and loaded on a V-Strom ...

Installed and loaded on a V-Strom

http://i1113.photobucket.com/albums/k519/mergatroyd/Moto%20parts/MotoCaddy/IMG_20130906_163950_zps2505bf6f.jpg...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-09-2013, 10:18 PM
Replies: 1,739
Views: 103,122
Posted By mergatroyd
I have the Pirelli scorpions on my monster... I...

I have the Pirelli scorpions on my monster... I find them to be pretty decent on gravel roads and twisty asphalt.

The 140s are way to narrow for the fat rear on the bigger Ducatis.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-02-2013, 08:08 AM
Replies: 1,739
Views: 103,122
Posted By mergatroyd
You won't get Tourances on a Stroodle until they...

You won't get Tourances on a Stroodle until they come in sport bike sizes. 120/70R17 and 180/55R17

You can supposedly get TKC-80s that fit, but I suspect the rear will only last about 500 miles...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-07-2013, 09:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 570
Posted By mergatroyd
I'm a fair bit south, but I've got a V-Strom and...

I'm a fair bit south, but I've got a V-Strom and a Ducati Monster that I'm willing to measure/ride up for a fitting...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-28-2013, 11:35 PM
Replies: 1,739
Views: 103,122
Posted By mergatroyd
Better is in the eye of the rider. there is...

Better is in the eye of the rider. there is nothing wrong with the NM 180 route, but it is not nearly as twisty. If you are a straight-line, non-turning, speed-limit-abiding kind of rider... 191...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-23-2013, 09:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 553
Posted By mergatroyd
Rather than Zuni and Gallup, I recommend from...

Rather than Zuni and Gallup, I recommend from Quemado take 117 through El Malpais, I-40 to 371. 371 to Farmington, 516 to Aztec puts you on 550... through Durango to the Million Dollar Highway......
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-07-2013, 02:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 685
Posted By mergatroyd
Cimarron road is paved, and kind of worth it...

Cimarron road is paved, and kind of worth it (certainly better than HWY 80 t0 90). Beware of cows. Same on 83 south of Sonoita.

hi-viz in military speak means yellow, orange, white, pink,...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-27-2013, 09:45 PM
Replies: 1,739
Views: 103,122
Posted By mergatroyd
Monday always sucks... Oh, by the way I'm...

Monday always sucks...

Oh, by the way I'm going for a ride in August... for 6 miles... on the salt...
http://www.facebook.com/TeamUnorthodux
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-19-2013, 06:20 PM
Replies: 1,739
Views: 103,122
Posted By mergatroyd
We got one of those, too. If there is...

We got one of those, too. If there is significant snow (read 2 inches) on the pavement, they may close the county for the day (or until it melts). It's happened once while I was here.

It was...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-19-2013, 09:54 AM
Replies: 1,739
Views: 103,122
Posted By mergatroyd
At least until tomorrow, anyway.

At least until tomorrow, anyway.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-14-2013, 09:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 759
Posted By mergatroyd
http://rezridersimcarizonachapterinc.org/

http://rezridersimcarizonachapterinc.org/
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-21-2013, 09:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,019
Posted By mergatroyd
AZ is on the spot, emissions is Phoenix only for...

AZ is on the spot, emissions is Phoenix only for motos.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-29-2012, 11:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 715
Posted By mergatroyd
These two are on your route in order of...

These two are on your route in order of appearance:

<table><tbody><tr><td style="vertical-align:text-top;text-align:left;width:225px;">ARIZONA LOAN SOLUTIONS MOTOR VEHICLE CENTER
4401 N HWY 89...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-29-2012, 11:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 715
Posted By mergatroyd
I don't live in that part of the state, but I...

I don't live in that part of the state, but I have read some horror stories of stock bikes in good repair not passing. But stickers are good.

Where are you right now? in my searching, it seemed...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-29-2012, 08:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 715
Posted By mergatroyd
Assuming you are in the state, your best bet is...

Assuming you are in the state, your best bet is probably a "third party provider." I have found them to be far more efficient than the MVD offices, plus they should answer your questions over the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-15-2012, 01:11 PM
Replies: 1,739
Views: 103,122
Posted By mergatroyd
Is the Hyper chain 520 or 525? on the...

Is the Hyper chain 520 or 525?

on the little bike I bumped it up to 525 and get a little better life out of it, but usually every 10-12k.

An aluminum rear sprocket will get chewed up about the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-15-2012, 12:12 PM
Replies: 1,739
Views: 103,122
Posted By mergatroyd
No worries. I found that the JT carrier with...

No worries. I found that the JT carrier with sprocket ended up being less than any other options (and I wanted different ratios because I have the little engine).

I find I go through...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-15-2012, 07:13 AM
Replies: 1,739
Views: 103,122
Posted By mergatroyd
On the Duc SSS it is not strictly necessary to...

On the Duc SSS it is not strictly necessary to lift the rear wheel for sprocket changes. Of course, I have a monster air wrench...

I can bring the chain tool to work tomorrow and meet you...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-14-2012, 12:41 PM
Replies: 1,739
Views: 103,122
Posted By mergatroyd
Removing or installing? I use clip-type...

Removing or installing?

I use clip-type masters on mine, but I have a de-rivet tool that will apparently also peen the rivets.

It looks like this:...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-09-2012, 02:00 PM
Replies: 15,204
Views: 1,199,418
Posted By mergatroyd
I think it is related to the problems airports...

I think it is related to the problems airports have in scheduling departure and arrival gates.

The distance between your arrival gate and the departure gate of your connecting flight is...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-09-2012, 01:20 PM
Replies: 15,204
Views: 1,199,418
Posted By mergatroyd
The main lot is posted "no motorcycles." I use...

The main lot is posted "no motorcycles." I use the covered parking on the inbound road with a red sign when I leave for business. I left my helmet on the bike for a week, and it was undisturbed...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-08-2012, 07:06 AM
Replies: 15,204
Views: 1,199,418
Posted By mergatroyd
Sorry! I forgot that this forum doesn't...

Sorry! I forgot that this forum doesn't automatically subscribe me to the thread.

I don't think I know this Mission road. I just started it at Google's version of Tucson and got off I-10 at AZ...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-03-2012, 10:23 AM
Replies: 1,739
Views: 103,122
Posted By mergatroyd
Indeed a nice bike. I like the grey better than...

Indeed a nice bike. I like the grey better than the blue for sure.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-31-2012, 09:39 AM
Replies: 15,204
Views: 1,199,418
Posted By mergatroyd
83 south of Sonoita is pretty sketchy in some...

83 south of Sonoita is pretty sketchy in some spots for sport-bikes. There is some "road construction" that consists of broken pavement in at least two spots, lots of potholes and road cracks...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-30-2012, 12:36 AM
Replies: 1,739
Views: 103,122
Posted By mergatroyd
And an organized event

and I'm kind of in charge of organizing this:
http://i1113.photobucket.com/albums/k519/mergatroyd/ADV%20Rides/2012CrossCountyTourFlierpng.jpg
www.theheroscrossroads.com
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-30-2012, 12:19 AM
Replies: 1,739
Views: 103,122
Posted By mergatroyd
It's off the westbound onramp just north of...

It's off the westbound onramp just north of Dragoon. I don't know if it has a name. I don't think the gate was locked, and there was an earlier offshoot that I didn't go down.

I did find another...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-27-2012, 05:32 PM
Replies: 1,739
Views: 103,122
Posted By mergatroyd
Hey, where does that go?

Found a road, rode down it.
http://i1113.photobucket.com/albums/k519/mergatroyd/ADV%20Rides/Texas%20Canyon%20meander/2012-10-27032837.jpg

That's a big rock!...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-10-2012, 11:34 AM
Replies: 1,739
Views: 103,122
Posted By mergatroyd
About the S-Ten? After my lovely BMW experience,...

About the S-Ten? After my lovely BMW experience, I am right off shaft drive bikes. I can't have catastrophic failure hiding in a non-check-able place. At least with the S-Ten you should be able to...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 09-06-2012, 11:57 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 301
Posted By mergatroyd
Stolen bike

My brother's 848 was stolen from his house in Killeen, TX.

Red, gutted cans (loud!), scuffed on the left front, repaired crack on the left front, may be advertised with only one black key. PM me,...
Forum: Vendors 04-06-2012, 12:37 PM
Replies: 543
Views: 75,256
Posted By mergatroyd
I just talked to a rather laconic guy with a...

I just talked to a rather laconic guy with a British? accent at 704-542-3422 who answered the phone and "helped" me when I inquired after the motorcycle division (as the local distributor said Mitas...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-02-2012, 09:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 826
Posted By mergatroyd
so they are 30lbs/hr injectors, with 16 ohms...

so they are 30lbs/hr injectors, with 16 ohms resistance, and they are all clean thanks to Mr injector.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-26-2012, 09:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,653
Posted By mergatroyd
Make sure you get the right head gasket. There's...

Make sure you get the right head gasket. There's an early and a late version and they are not readily interchangeable.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-22-2012, 10:47 PM
Replies: 1,739
Views: 103,122
Posted By mergatroyd
I have too much stuff going on this weekend......

I have too much stuff going on this weekend... and the cow is still sick (one after another, now it's injectors), and the duck hasn't finished getting angrified.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-20-2012, 07:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 826
Posted By mergatroyd
Aha... so it is a bank injection system! Good to...

Aha... so it is a bank injection system! Good to know.



This also makes sense. I will let you guys know how it turns out this weekend.

ZZ, if that were the case I would expect it to run...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-18-2012, 05:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 826
Posted By mergatroyd
My google fails me...

So I took it on myself to adjust the throttle bodies on my 95 r11gs. For no good reason other than to fiddle with it. For background, I am generally mechanically inclined. I've rebuilt motors, I...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-03-2012, 01:18 PM
Replies: 1,739
Views: 103,122
Posted By mergatroyd
hmm... well it was probably just going to be me...

hmm... well it was probably just going to be me and you. I checked here at 7:30 since that's how long it takes me to get there... with no responses, I went back to bed.

We'll plan things a little...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-02-2012, 10:07 PM
Replies: 1,739
Views: 103,122
Posted By mergatroyd
Let's do something like this....

Let's do something like this. http://g.co/maps/h6hvx We can meet at Cafe Ole at 8ish

I can do fire roads with washboard, but not bumpy rocky nonsense at dirtbike speeds. Somebody else has to lead...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-02-2012, 07:08 PM
Replies: 1,739
Views: 103,122
Posted By mergatroyd
I'm in. Where?

I'm in. Where?
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