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Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2013, 10:45 PM
Replies: 1,443
Views: 300,769
Posted By Maliwal
Finally got my beast back from the shop after...

Finally got my beast back from the shop after having the cases rewelded due to a very nasty hole in the bottom (not my fault, I bought it like that!) Showing off a little; the farkling process is...
Forum: Thumpers 02-08-2013, 08:29 PM
Replies: 1,443
Views: 300,769
Posted By Maliwal
It's a little rough (the vinyl on the seat is...

It's a little rough (the vinyl on the seat is hardened and cracking off in chunks, and the foam is dust. The plastics are melted a touch from a drop on the right side, and it's got one whole turn...
Forum: Thumpers 02-08-2013, 12:23 PM
Replies: 1,443
Views: 300,769
Posted By Maliwal
Look what I dragged home this week!

Both from my first ride on it today, as I just brought it home the day before yesterday. Naturally, I headed straight for the hills!
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Forum: Equipment 01-02-2013, 07:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,645
Posted By Maliwal
Awesome, thanks folks. I just got my jacket from...

Awesome, thanks folks. I just got my jacket from Leatherup.com today and the quality seems pretty remarkable for the price, so I may use them again for the overpants. However, I'm also looking at...
Forum: Equipment 12-30-2012, 05:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,645
Posted By Maliwal
Overpant question

Hey folks, I have a question about something over pants. I just picked up a 750 cruiser :puke1 for commuting to and from school next year, and I want some decent weather and slide protection for the...
Forum: Thumpers 12-22-2012, 04:17 PM
Replies: 10,884
Views: 1,573,832
Posted By Maliwal
Well I guess on that note... My hoard has grown...

Well I guess on that note... My hoard has grown since I got my XT, so it's relegated down to day (and night :D) Trips up into the mountains now, so my Shinko 705s are a little anemic for the kind of...
Forum: Thumpers 12-15-2012, 09:54 AM
Replies: 10,884
Views: 1,573,832
Posted By Maliwal
Yeah, you could say that. Maybe just ever so...

Yeah, you could say that. Maybe just ever so slightly, I say as I look out at perfect weather over the LA valley. :rofl
Forum: Old's Cool 12-13-2012, 06:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,075
Posted By Maliwal
Very unfortunately we hit a few obstacles with...

Very unfortunately we hit a few obstacles with the XJ :cry

First off, funds dried up [i.e. Mike bought an XR600, lol]. Then we investigated a little more and it turns out we can't find a cylinder...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-10-2012, 01:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,939
Posted By Maliwal
JV's gonna be a zoo, but that sounds like it'd be...

JV's gonna be a zoo, but that sounds like it'd be fun. I'll get back to you, but I might tag along. Need to know more of the ADVcrew, right?
Forum: Road warriors 12-03-2012, 10:57 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,147
Posted By Maliwal
Oh yeah, that would be absolutely fantastic. The...

Oh yeah, that would be absolutely fantastic. The fuel mileage, reportedly, isn't that much worse than the 650. Mid-40s is likely permissible, if not ideal. I'm still saving though, not there yet!...
Forum: Road warriors 12-01-2012, 02:10 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,147
Posted By Maliwal
Ok... So I've been doing tons of reading such on...

Ok... So I've been doing tons of reading such on everything that's been mentioned thus far, and I took a drool-trip to the local MC shop, with three choices in mind: NC700x (Least realistic option at...
Forum: Road warriors 11-30-2012, 11:59 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,147
Posted By Maliwal
Oh decisions, decisions... I've got to say, you...

Oh decisions, decisions... I've got to say, you folks are awesome. Tons of excellent ideas and advice, thank you all!

I'm leaning towards a KLR at present simply for availability, price, and...
Forum: Road warriors 11-28-2012, 10:27 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,147
Posted By Maliwal
I haven't even begun to think about gear choices...

I haven't even begun to think about gear choices yet, but I've wondered quite a bit about both hammocks and Bivy bags. I'm going to start taking notes here folks, lol.

I haven't even considered...
Forum: Road warriors 11-28-2012, 10:21 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,147
Posted By Maliwal
I've given a good deal of thought to the...

I've given a good deal of thought to the maintenance aspect of things; that's one thing I've learned all about so far in my brief motorcycling career, lol. Newest bike is 20 years old, and the others...
Forum: Road warriors 11-28-2012, 09:19 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,147
Posted By Maliwal
Oh man, I thought about it, believe me! That was...

Oh man, I thought about it, believe me! That was my first thought, but I don't think I could do it in the timeframe I've allotted myself. Top speed of 55 (without flogging it to death) makes for a...
Forum: Road warriors 11-28-2012, 09:02 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,147
Posted By Maliwal
Yeah, you're likely right about that. I was...

Yeah, you're likely right about that. I was simply thinking that it would simplify things, but it's not strictly speaking necessary. Slight power and handling discrepancies are part of the fun, right?
Forum: Road warriors 11-28-2012, 08:43 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,147
Posted By Maliwal
I have wet dreams about the f800gs; I imagine the...

I have wet dreams about the f800gs; I imagine the 650 is right there with it, but more off-road friendly. I didn't think they were that cheap though, let the research commence!

My main concern...
Forum: Road warriors 11-28-2012, 08:20 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,147
Posted By Maliwal
Help a n00b choose a bike!

Hey folks, Maliwal here! It's been a while since I had anything to say, but I'm back with a question that will probably either be kicked into the dusty corners or ignite a firestorm of...
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2012, 08:10 AM
Replies: 10,884
Views: 1,573,832
Posted By Maliwal
Lol yup, for the duration of my trip home I had...

Lol yup, for the duration of my trip home I had an 'Automatic Chain Lubrication System'. Worked beautifully! :rofl
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2012, 07:22 AM
Replies: 10,884
Views: 1,573,832
Posted By Maliwal
I had the exact same problem myself, but when my...

I had the exact same problem myself, but when my seal failed I was five hundred miles from home! Lots of oil added between here and there! :D I went to KAMAN Industrial Technologies out here in...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-03-2012, 07:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,342
Posted By Maliwal
That looks pretty nice too, thanks GalacticGS....

That looks pretty nice too, thanks GalacticGS. Not too far away at all either. :D
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-03-2012, 09:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,342
Posted By Maliwal
I'm afraid that most places I've been in the past...

I'm afraid that most places I've been in the past have been nudist havens. They are interested in the same seclusion as I am, and to be fair I'd be running around bare-assed as well if there weren't...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-01-2012, 07:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,342
Posted By Maliwal
Bah, what's an extra ~50 miles? Thanks :D

Bah, what's an extra ~50 miles? Thanks :D
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-01-2012, 05:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,342
Posted By Maliwal
Seriously, I knew there was a reason I love you...

Seriously, I knew there was a reason I love you people. Saline is one of those places I went once, several years ago, and never managed to dredge up since. I think. Am I right in remembering that it...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-01-2012, 03:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,342
Posted By Maliwal
California Hot Springs?

Hey folks, I've got a question for you lot. I'm looking for a secluded hot spring, and I need some help. I have a couple places in mind that I've been to in the past, but for the life of me I can't...
Forum: Thumpers 07-31-2012, 03:11 PM
Replies: 10,884
Views: 1,573,832
Posted By Maliwal
All that sounds a bit low to me. It depends on...

All that sounds a bit low to me. It depends on tires, load, rider weight, road conditions, etc. etc. as I'm sure you know. However... My '92 225 got 70-90 MPG, depending on headwinds and hills on a...
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2012, 10:40 AM
Replies: 10,884
Views: 1,573,832
Posted By Maliwal
Whoops, nevermind :D Ignore me, I'm running low...

Whoops, nevermind :D Ignore me, I'm running low on sleep and, apparently, attention.
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2012, 09:01 AM
Replies: 10,884
Views: 1,573,832
Posted By Maliwal
Most definitely, I'd be up for that. I haven't...

Most definitely, I'd be up for that. I haven't ridden much in the last couple of months; just been too busy, and the XT is parked at a friend's house and is in serious need of some mechanical...
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2012, 08:35 AM
Replies: 10,884
Views: 1,573,832
Posted By Maliwal
No problem, just be aware that it'll need some...

No problem, just be aware that it'll need some work to get everything to function properly. The throttle cable will need some work to get it to attach properly, I ended up building a cover plate and...
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2012, 10:12 PM
Replies: 10,884
Views: 1,573,832
Posted By Maliwal
Hey there pretty thingy :D I'll second that,...

Hey there pretty thingy :D

I'll second that, I'm situated right at the bottom of Cajon and my poor ol' XT could use some shiny new love =D Just so long as ya don't mind it lookin somethin like...
Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2012, 07:52 PM
Replies: 10,884
Views: 1,573,832
Posted By Maliwal
Here ya go, where I got it from. Tecoparts' eBay...

Here ya go, where I got it from. Tecoparts' eBay store. Sorry for the delay, been out of town.
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2012, 08:43 PM
Replies: 10,884
Views: 1,573,832
Posted By Maliwal
Same problem I had on a long trip a couple of...

Same problem I had on a long trip a couple of months ago, or at least very similar. The verdict then from my brainstorming and the copious amounts of assistance from fellow inmates was that I had a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-04-2012, 03:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 730
Posted By Maliwal
Does an almost count?

Hey folks, just thought I'd vent a bit (without hitting Head explody status) about nearly getting creamed a couple days ago on my recently obtained '82 K440 LTD. Minus the useless stock 'gull-wing',...
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2012, 11:58 AM
Replies: 10,884
Views: 1,573,832
Posted By Maliwal
Yeah, I just went through a lengthy carb...

Yeah, I just went through a lengthy carb replacement and it's not running lean. I've finally got it dialed in where it seems to be happy. The whole rig just seems to be running hotter than I feel...
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2012, 11:09 AM
Replies: 10,884
Views: 1,573,832
Posted By Maliwal
Ok, message received! :eek1 I was just slightly...

Ok, message received! :eek1 I was just slightly concerned when I could make out details of the ground at night from the light coming off the glowing exhaust pipe!
Forum: Thumpers 06-22-2012, 11:57 PM
Replies: 10,884
Views: 1,573,832
Posted By Maliwal
Hey again folks.

More questions. I know, I just can't seem to stop asking things. Anyway, I've been abusing my poor XT at a new level of cruelty lately and I'm a bit concerned about how hot she's running. To...
Forum: Thumpers 06-15-2012, 08:43 PM
Replies: 10,884
Views: 1,573,832
Posted By Maliwal
Check to see if the float is set properly. The...

Check to see if the float is set properly. The little metering rod (the point where the float attaches to the needle) could be slightly bent, causing the little ridges of the float connecting bar to...
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2012, 09:21 PM
Replies: 10,884
Views: 1,573,832
Posted By Maliwal
vfr870, that's exactly what I needed to know,...

vfr870, that's exactly what I needed to know, thanks much!

I haven't messed with the preload yet, though I keep meaning to. I always seem to be getting ready to do it and suddenly end up blasting...
Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2012, 08:19 PM
Replies: 10,884
Views: 1,573,832
Posted By Maliwal
Hey folks, another question here. To...

Hey folks, another question here.

To refresh, I'm on a beat-to-hell 92 Serow. I weigh in around 220 lbs and stand at ~6'. Long story short, rear shock doesn't do much for me :D My headlight, even...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-08-2012, 08:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,912
Posted By Maliwal
Noob here was interested at first, but by the end...

Noob here was interested at first, but by the end of the thread looks like it'll be above my skill level :muutt
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