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Forum: Ride reports 11-24-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,344
Posted By Ulyses
Yes!!!

Subscribed.

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Hot damn! :clap I'm jealous as sh*t right now. It's dark, raining, and miserable back here in Portland. I'm happy for you man, you are going to have a blast! Can't...
Forum: Thumpers 11-23-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 77,677
Views: 8,447,481
Posted By Ulyses
Multimeter Advice

Anyone have any advice on what I should look for in a multimeter? I know nothing about them. Thinking of buying one on Amazon for $25.....
Forum: Thumpers 11-22-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 77,677
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Posted By Ulyses
Electrical issues...

Let me restate the problem:

For the past few months I've noticed the lighting on my bike fluctuating. Sometimes the headlight brightness goes up and down, regardless of how steady the throttle...
Forum: Thumpers 11-22-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 77,677
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Posted By Ulyses
Battery Issues...

Has anybody had any problems with the Antigravity battery? I've had mine since May and it seems to not be holding a charge anymore.
Forum: Ride reports 11-18-2014, 11:11 PM
Replies: 1,727
Views: 378,814
Posted By Ulyses
Thanks for the compliments! Glad you are...

Thanks for the compliments! Glad you are planning on heading south in a couple of years. Good luck and god speed!
Forum: Ride reports 11-18-2014, 11:08 PM
Replies: 1,727
Views: 378,814
Posted By Ulyses
Oh, definetly loud pipes. Something really loud...

Oh, definetly loud pipes. Something really loud and obnoxious. Gotta let people know they need to get out of the way!
Forum: Ride reports 11-18-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 1,727
Views: 378,814
Posted By Ulyses
Yeah, I'd do it again on an XR650L. I would...

Yeah, I'd do it again on an XR650L. I would probably try and make it even lighter though. I would definitely take soft luggage, less clothes, and lighter camping gear.

I'd also love to do it on...
Forum: Ride reports 11-18-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 1,727
Views: 378,814
Posted By Ulyses
Actually, I wouldn't worry about the extra oil...

Actually, I wouldn't worry about the extra oil filters. They are pretty easy to find. Chain too. The rest of that stuff though....definitely bring that stuff. And probably a spare CDI just in...
Forum: Thumpers 11-16-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 77,677
Views: 8,447,481
Posted By Ulyses
:thumb Same goes for my stuff...however, in...

:thumb

Same goes for my stuff...however, in the event that we both die (a very likely possibility) we'll probably have to set up an XRL trust or something...
Forum: Americas 11-12-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 790
Posted By Ulyses
I think I have a few places written down, but I...

I think I have a few places written down, but I was not nearly so meticulous on my blogging in CA due to a number of reasons.....

If I get the chance, I may post them up in the next few weeks. If...
Forum: Americas 11-12-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 790
Posted By Ulyses
As far as the Inca Ruins, if you are talking...

As far as the Inca Ruins, if you are talking about Machu Pichu, you can't ride your bike straight there. Peru regulates the hell out of Machu Pichu. Just to get to the entrance to the ruins, you...
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 77,677
Views: 8,447,481
Posted By Ulyses
Just a universal flasher widget from the...

Just a universal flasher widget from the electrical section. It's far easier than it seems...I helped Jeff do it to his bike when we were in ALB too. Seriously, you can walk into almost any...
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 77,677
Views: 8,447,481
Posted By Ulyses
Did it look like this? ...

Did it look like this?

http://www.westfloridacomponents.com/mm5/graphics/F09/SPDT40P.jpg

Just go to the electrical section and pick one up. You don't need to go behind the counter. It's just...
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 77,677
Views: 8,447,481
Posted By Ulyses
Just go to Autozone and buy one. They're cheap...

Just go to Autozone and buy one. They're cheap and they last. As far as wiring and placement, I spliced into the taillight power (can't remember the color of the wire, but I think it was brown)...
Forum: Thumpers 11-10-2014, 10:44 AM
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Views: 8,447,481
Posted By Ulyses
Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday indeed!

Sometimes I miss the smell of burning human sh*t in the morning...:cry

http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m222/alvincullumyork/IMG_0415_zps91f3bac5.jpg

On second...
Forum: Thumpers 11-10-2014, 12:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 713
Posted By Ulyses
Looks like a good idea. I agree with Alvin...

Looks like a good idea. I agree with Alvin though, may be a good idea to grind off the steel pins where the rubber mounts used to go. Or at least cover them with some more rubber. :1drink
Forum: Ride reports 11-09-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,861
Posted By Ulyses
He's still alive.

I talked to Chris via email yesterday. He says he fixed his problems and is in Guadulajara already. :clap Guess we'll have to wait to see his fix till he gets a chance to post some pics.
Forum: Thumpers 11-08-2014, 11:25 PM
Replies: 77,677
Views: 8,447,481
Posted By Ulyses
Glad to see my crappy Guatemalan kickstand...

Glad to see my crappy Guatemalan kickstand platform is still holding strong.
Forum: Ride reports 11-08-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,861
Posted By Ulyses
Hope you are doing okay man. Did you figure...

Hope you are doing okay man. Did you figure anything out?
Forum: Thumpers 11-07-2014, 12:11 AM
Replies: 77,677
Views: 8,447,481
Posted By Ulyses
What you got against red frames bro?! ...

What you got against red frames bro?!


http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m222/alvincullumyork/7F292D62-7756-47AA-AFBD-6D2FFD7C3E43_zpsqfgdysgl.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 11-07-2014, 12:03 AM
Replies: 77,677
Views: 8,447,481
Posted By Ulyses
+1 Even though you are a squid... But...

+1

Even though you are a squid...

But really, thank you!
Forum: Thumpers 11-05-2014, 11:01 PM
Replies: 77,677
Views: 8,447,481
Posted By Ulyses
Done.

Done.
Forum: Thumpers 11-05-2014, 06:57 PM
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Posted By Ulyses
:lol3

:lol3
Forum: Thumpers 11-05-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 77,677
Views: 8,447,481
Posted By Ulyses
Crash

As most of you know, my brother and I tend to get in more than a few predicaments on our respective XRLs. I got in a little wreck last night. I was on my way home going through a traffic circle. ...
Forum: Thumpers 11-05-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 77,677
Views: 8,447,481
Posted By Ulyses
I don't know....I think the market has changed...

I don't know....I think the market has changed substantially since then. The adventure market is pretty damn big in the US now. I think Honda will try and bring it here. There are plenty of...
Forum: Thumpers 11-05-2014, 04:37 PM
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Views: 8,447,481
Posted By Ulyses
Right?!

Right?!
Forum: Thumpers 11-03-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 77,677
Views: 8,447,481
Posted By Ulyses
Wait, it provides more spatter? Do you mean that...

Wait, it provides more spatter? Do you mean that it allows more spatter? I live in the Pacific Northwet. Rain is a huge issue.
Forum: Thumpers 11-03-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 77,677
Views: 8,447,481
Posted By Ulyses
CRF Front Fender

How much modification does a CRF 450 front fender take to put on the XRL? Should I go with a CRF 450 front fender, or something else?
Forum: Thumpers 11-03-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 77,677
Views: 8,447,481
Posted By Ulyses
Yeah, I forgot about the Tiger. I really like...

Yeah, I forgot about the Tiger. I really like the look of that bike. But I've heard they are unreliable as hell. I know a guy who rode one in South America. He still has it and it's always in...
Forum: Thumpers 11-02-2014, 11:47 PM
Replies: 77,677
Views: 8,447,481
Posted By Ulyses
Well, when you put it like that, it looks pretty...

Well, when you put it like that, it looks pretty sexy. And you are correct. 400+ mile days on the XRL are pretty uncomfortable. Still, I lament the current unavailability of a modern 600-800cc...
Forum: Thumpers 11-02-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 77,677
Views: 8,447,481
Posted By Ulyses
Exactly. Hence the subtle irony in "Just what...

Exactly. Hence the subtle irony in "Just what the market ordered!!!" And therein lies the problem for those of us that dream of a smaller adventure bike.
Forum: Thumpers 11-02-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 77,677
Views: 8,447,481
Posted By Ulyses
Yeah! Another bloated 1000+ cc adventure bike. ...

Yeah! Another bloated 1000+ cc adventure bike. Just what the market ordered!!!

No offence RZ Rob....
Forum: Thumpers 11-02-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 77,677
Views: 8,447,481
Posted By Ulyses
Mr. Smashy looks very similar to my 20lbs...

Mr. Smashy looks very similar to my 20lbs breaching hammer....that's odd. :huh I've been looking for that hammer for a while now....
Forum: Thumpers 11-02-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 77,677
Views: 8,447,481
Posted By Ulyses
That would not be "safe to say". I ran those...

That would not be "safe to say". I ran those stock bars through hell and back. Plus, he ran those stock bars through hell and back twice. But I think they were reasonably straight.... :evil
Forum: Thumpers 10-31-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 77,677
Views: 8,447,481
Posted By Ulyses
Cycra Handguard Mounting Options

I'm going to get some Cycra Pro-Bends soon. Has anyone tried the triple tree mounts? I can't decide between them and the handlebar mounts. Anyone have any thoughts?
Forum: Thumpers 10-31-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,501
Posted By Ulyses
Can you post a picture of the Bikini Fairing on...

Can you post a picture of the Bikini Fairing on this thread?
Forum: Thumpers 10-31-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,501
Posted By Ulyses
Oh my god. I want this so bad!!!!

Oh my god. I want this so bad!!!!
Forum: Americas 10-30-2014, 11:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 790
Posted By Ulyses
De nada! Buena suerte!

De nada! Buena suerte!
Forum: Ride reports 10-30-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 1,727
Views: 378,814
Posted By Ulyses
No hijack at all! Thanks for the update. I...

No hijack at all! Thanks for the update.

I guess it's actually more fitting than an Irish pub. Wait, isn't Al Scottish?! I always thought it was kind of strange that an Scottish (or maybe...
Forum: Ride reports 10-29-2014, 11:35 PM
Replies: 1,727
Views: 378,814
Posted By Ulyses
List of Places to Stay

A few inmates who are heading south this year asked me where they should stay.....so, I went back through the S. America portion and copied all hotel/hostel/camping information that I could find. I...
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