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Forum: Road warriors 03-25-2015, 10:23 PM
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Posted By MapMaster
First, try to get better confirmation on what...

First, try to get better confirmation on what temp should kick the fan on.
224 might be the norm, but if so, there can still be some variation/tolerance that could just be putting you above, but...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 03-25-2015, 09:44 AM
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Views: 4,189,114
Posted By MapMaster
:nod I was not tempted to try the side stand -...

:nod I was not tempted to try the side stand - too unstable for my tastes.

And after rolling to a stop with a deflated rear over a bit of distance, the bead was pretty easy to break with the tire...
Forum: Americas 03-24-2015, 08:27 PM
Replies: 552
Views: 37,930
Posted By MapMaster
I'll be the out of shape old phart rolling along...

I'll be the out of shape old phart rolling along with a PA inspection sticker on the fork and a license renewal sticker on the plate, mentally composing incredibly witty bon mots to post in my report...
Forum: Road warriors 03-24-2015, 08:06 PM
Replies: 3,257
Views: 573,078
Posted By MapMaster
Lots of stuff is still available, and the...

Lots of stuff is still available, and the aftermarket can cover other areas, but water pumps are no longer available for 4th gens (and I believe not for 3rd gen either). Two summers ago, no radiators...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 03-24-2015, 07:38 PM
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Views: 4,189,114
Posted By MapMaster
I like the Full Bores. The front's a piece...

I like the Full Bores.

The front's a piece of cake.

The rear is more difficult to pop the bead and spoon a new tire on but not impossible. At home I use a short 2x4 on the tire and lever it...
Forum: Road warriors 03-24-2015, 07:42 AM
Replies: 3,257
Views: 573,078
Posted By MapMaster
Define major :deal Aside from valve checks and...

Define major :deal
Aside from valve checks and adjustments, the engine is untouched.
Everything else is a wear item:
Original battery - 60k
Original water pump - 100k
Original clutch - 100k...
Forum: Road warriors 03-24-2015, 06:10 AM
Replies: 3,257
Views: 573,078
Posted By MapMaster
+1 on taking the radiator off for ease of access...

+1 on taking the radiator off for ease of access to the forward head.

Good luck on finding cam cover head gaskets - they may be out there, but parts availability on the 3/4 gens is becoming an...
Forum: Ride reports 03-23-2015, 02:56 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 14,796
Posted By MapMaster
Even if I manage to get there earlier, I doubt...

Even if I manage to get there earlier, I doubt that the report will be out in time to serve as pre-trip briefing. :deal

However, the possibility of some real-time reportage of this year's hoped...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 03-20-2015, 07:01 PM
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Posted By MapMaster
That's really spiffy. I really like the how the...

That's really spiffy. I really like the how the pink accents carry through from the seat to the frame to the fork nut and grips.
Forum: Americas 03-19-2015, 07:32 PM
Replies: 552
Views: 37,930
Posted By MapMaster
I didn't mean to imply that getting both...

I didn't mean to imply that getting both shouldn't be done. Not living close to the border, I just couldn't see the use case. What you say makes sense, thanks.

I'm always counting the pennies,...
Forum: Americas 03-19-2015, 04:08 PM
Replies: 552
Views: 37,930
Posted By MapMaster
If you're going to pay the higher price for the...

If you're going to pay the higher price for the regular passport book, I don't see any benefit to spending even more to get the card as well. :dunno
Forum: Road warriors 03-19-2015, 02:19 PM
Replies: 3,257
Views: 573,078
Posted By MapMaster
It's the mounting tabs that take most of the...

It's the mounting tabs that take most of the abuse and patching/plastic welding/re-enforcement with fiberglass screening, only goes so far. I replaced all of my rear body work at 100k miles and got...
Forum: Americas 03-19-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 552
Views: 37,930
Posted By MapMaster
Regarding passports - Getting a passport card is...

Regarding passports - Getting a passport card is a cheaper option, but it's limited to driving and (I think) ferry transportation (not positive about the second).
Why does this matter? If the bike...
Forum: Road warriors 03-19-2015, 12:52 PM
Replies: 3,257
Views: 573,078
Posted By MapMaster
I like the E21s from Givi, but I don't know of a...

I like the E21s from Givi, but I don't know of a current source for a rack to hold them (the old X-wing rack is butt ugly when the bags are mounted).

I strongly urge that you find something in...
Forum: Ride reports 03-16-2015, 07:36 PM
Replies: 337
Views: 118,004
Posted By MapMaster
I've been working away from home for the past two...

I've been working away from home for the past two months, and didn't bother reading any new posts during that time because my dinky netbook wouldn't do the pictures justice.

I'm back home, caught...
Forum: Road warriors 03-16-2015, 06:38 AM
Replies: 3,257
Views: 573,078
Posted By MapMaster
:amazon :D On it's own, the 6th gen is a...

:amazon :D

On it's own, the 6th gen is a fine bike.
But to owners of earlier VFRs, the 6th gen went off the rails in terms of what made the VFR special. Honda got rid of gear driven cams and...
Forum: Ride reports 03-08-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 14,796
Posted By MapMaster
Mike, Awesome that the PT is underway! :clap ...

Mike,
Awesome that the PT is underway! :clap
(Yeah, being excited over the pain you're going to endure is a bit counter-intuitive, but the pay-off is well worth it.)
COTU may be an overly...
Forum: Americas 02-27-2015, 06:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 435
Posted By MapMaster
Hyner Run SP near Renovo PA. Hyner View, 4...

Hyner Run SP near Renovo PA.
Hyner View, 4 miles up the mountain, has the view, but no camping.

Possibly more equitable in terms of a mid-point between you and your NYC partner would be south...
Forum: Americas 02-20-2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 552
Views: 37,930
Posted By MapMaster
Well I already know that the family fudge doesn't...

Well I already know that the family fudge doesn't travel very well, so unless I get kitchen access with a good candy thermometer, you'll have to settle for the beer. :lol3
Forum: Americas 02-17-2015, 07:46 PM
Replies: 552
Views: 37,930
Posted By MapMaster
(sigh) No matter the time budget, it's never...

(sigh) No matter the time budget, it's never enough.

I'm not slamming the road to Valdez - I didn't choose rancid goat turds for the comparison point. :lol3
But I'm willing make amends for the...
Forum: Ride reports 02-17-2015, 06:31 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 14,796
Posted By MapMaster
You're most welcome. It was a fantastic ride! I...

You're most welcome.
It was a fantastic ride! I can only hope at conveying a small sense of the wonder of it all. Hope you continue to enjoy the telling of it.

I have to chuckle at your user name...
Forum: Ride reports 02-17-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 14,796
Posted By MapMaster
Glad you liked it. Telling more stories over...

Glad you liked it.
Telling more stories over beer?
Sounds like a great plan to me! :freaky
Timing is the issue at the moment - got a few 70+ hour weeks staring me in the face (got's to mine the...
Forum: Americas 02-15-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 552
Views: 37,930
Posted By MapMaster
Noted, I wasn't intending to dis Valdez, and the...

Noted, I wasn't intending to dis Valdez, and the road to it is very nice. Great scenery and I even got to walk on a glacier!
A good baloney sammich is not to be dismissed lightly, :D

But just...
Forum: Americas 02-14-2015, 07:20 PM
Replies: 552
Views: 37,930
Posted By MapMaster
I haven't read the 26 pages in between, so I...

I haven't read the 26 pages in between, so I don't know if the reasoning for the change in route is covered.
But choosing Valdez over Denali would be like opting for a baloney sandwich instead of...
Forum: Ride reports 02-07-2015, 04:20 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,248
Posted By MapMaster
At this stage of my life ('really' old phart...

At this stage of my life ('really' old phart status is fast approaching) I doubt that I'll ever get to Nepal, too many other things on the bucket list. So thanks for posting the pictures. I really...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-03-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 2,029
Views: 140,375
Posted By MapMaster
I just did Newfoundland and Labrador, but more...

I just did Newfoundland and Labrador, but more germane to your question is a ride I did through the Maritimes. Links to both reports are in my sig line.
Have a great trip.
Forum: Ride reports 01-27-2015, 07:07 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 30,790
Posted By MapMaster
Dayum that's some rugged sh*t!. I'm beginning...

Dayum that's some rugged sh*t!.
I'm beginning to understand why Tim bailed. :lol3
Great adventure!
Forum: Ride reports 01-23-2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 14,796
Posted By MapMaster
Cheers,

Cheers,
Forum: The Garage 01-22-2015, 07:49 PM
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Views: 434,361
Posted By MapMaster
Dammit, this ain't a ride report! Out with it...

Dammit, this ain't a ride report! Out with it already!
I'm not ready for 'cliffhanger' posts here. :lol3
Forum: Ride reports 01-22-2015, 07:27 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 14,796
Posted By MapMaster
Bob, It was a pleasure meeting you. You guys...

Bob,
It was a pleasure meeting you.
You guys get back okay I trust?

I feel honored at eliciting your first post, I'm sure you have a slew of great tales yourself. Any links to personal...
Forum: Ride reports 01-22-2015, 07:21 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 14,796
Posted By MapMaster
Thanks, glad you liked it. But ALL of the island...

Thanks, glad you liked it. But ALL of the island - not hardly, rain forced me to miss the whole north-central coast (Buena Vista, Twillingate area) and I never did make it to Harbor Breton. Which...
Forum: Ride reports 01-17-2015, 05:43 AM
Replies: 559
Views: 152,286
Posted By MapMaster
:clapA well written tale, very entertaining....

:clapA well written tale, very entertaining. Thanks for the effort.
Hope the future rides don't involve quite so much adventure of this sort.
Forum: Ride reports 01-12-2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 30,790
Posted By MapMaster
:shog Well, I know who to list as a reference...

:shog
Well, I know who to list as a reference now on future job applications. :D

But to spread the love a bit, I have to say that you made it easy. Many folks in that situation would be very...
Forum: Ride reports 01-05-2015, 08:55 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 30,790
Posted By MapMaster
I was expecting a plan where you would sail to...

I was expecting a plan where you would sail to the island in a watery dream machine and bring it back on board. :D
Forum: Ride reports 01-03-2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,141
Posted By MapMaster
IN! Great photos and very entertaining report. ...

IN! Great photos and very entertaining report.

:*sip*
Forum: Ride reports 01-02-2015, 05:22 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 34,399
Posted By MapMaster
Well... I hate to see such an absolute...

Well... I hate to see such an absolute declaration made, it made dissuade some from visiting the best NP in the country. Some qualifiers are needed.
I've visited in early June and while there was...
Forum: Ride reports 01-01-2015, 06:10 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 34,399
Posted By MapMaster
:lurk

:lurk
Forum: Ride reports 01-01-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 14,796
Posted By MapMaster
Day 38 - Homeward Bound (Simon & Garfunfkel)

9/08/14 - Roscoe, NY to home - 389 miles
The trip total was 10946 miles with an average of 288 miles/day.

The final odometer reading was the only entry in the journal for the day, an indication...
Forum: Ride reports 01-01-2015, 10:47 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 14,796
Posted By MapMaster
Day 37 - Chelsea Morning (Joni Mitchell)

9/7/14 West Lebanon, NH to Roscoe, NY - 299 miles

A few guys were going to stop and visit Mike on their way home as was I. A loop a bit north put me into in the Albany later in the day to spread...
Forum: Ride reports 01-01-2015, 08:53 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 14,796
Posted By MapMaster
Day 36 - Rover (Jethro Tull)

9/6/14 West Lebanon, NH to West Lebanon, NH - 224 miles

The usual small, loose rally procedures remained in effect.
Catch up with old friends and meet new ones over breakfast, see who's going...
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