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Forum: Beasts Yesterday, 09:30 AM
Replies: 20,877
Views: 3,628,220
Posted By some call me...tim
The salesman is an idiot. How the hell else does...

The salesman is an idiot. How the hell else does he expect someone to get on the bike? The white-guy kung fu one legged hop kick? Salesmen at my dealership explicitly tell people that the "left...
Forum: Beasts 07-16-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 20,877
Views: 3,628,220
Posted By some call me...tim
The only changes AFAIK have been the color...

The only changes AFAIK have been the color options. I believe that 2012 is the only year you could get it in orange with the black frame, so you're looking at something of a collector's item. :evil
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-03-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,288
Posted By some call me...tim
+1 Though less dramatic than the Gorge of the...

+1 Though less dramatic than the Gorge of the eastern portion of the Columbia, the ride along Hwy 4 is very pleasant, not to mention WAY less windy.

Also, if you check out Crater Lake, be sure...
Forum: Equipment 06-11-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,859
Posted By some call me...tim
I will likely add a lanyard soon, but I wasn't...

I will likely add a lanyard soon, but I wasn't too concerned about dropping the camera. Actually the little wrist lanyard that came with the camera caused more close calls than anything. Since the...
Forum: Beasts 06-11-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 20,877
Views: 3,628,220
Posted By some call me...tim
I'm probably less experienced than most guys on...

I'm probably less experienced than most guys on this forum when it comes to tire changes, but I have a few under my belt. I've done it twice on the Tiger and both times were a huge pain in the ass. ...
Forum: Equipment 06-09-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,859
Posted By some call me...tim
Before a road trip last year, I was futzing with...

Before a road trip last year, I was futzing with all my gear to get it packed and ready. I have a Wolfman tank bag with the map window on top. I've never actually used a map window to reference...
Forum: Racing 06-02-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 15,801
Posted By some call me...tim
http://i.imgur.com/pzTDW.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/pzTDW.jpg
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-30-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 949
Posted By some call me...tim
The one time I'd gotten into a bind and had to...

The one time I'd gotten into a bind and had to call them, I was on a 2 track FS road. Fortunately, my incident happened while going up (bike was stuck in neutral), and I was able to coast/push my...
Forum: The Garage 05-19-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 1,299
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Views: 277,314
Posted By some call me...tim
When cleaning parts, remember that time when you...

When cleaning parts, remember that time when you tried washing a spoon and ended up soaked. The same principle applies to parts that have a contour, only brake cleaner is much more pressurized, and...
Forum: Racing 05-17-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 219
Views: 14,577
Posted By some call me...tim
I don't often remember my dreams, and I don't...

I don't often remember my dreams, and I don't often dream of motorcycle racing, but somehow I remember having dream last night that Marc crashed out of this one, with a highside. If that happens,...
Forum: Road warriors 05-16-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,042
Posted By some call me...tim
Could be bad gas...how long had it sat before you...

Could be bad gas...how long had it sat before you took ownership? It could also be that the carbs need some cleaning. I'd run some seafoam through to see if that helps before getting into the...
Forum: Beasts 05-15-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 12,456
Posted By some call me...tim
Unreal indeed....

Unreal indeed. (http://www.snopes.com/photos/advertisements/megawoosh.asp) :deal
Forum: Ride reports 05-15-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 596
Views: 219,346
Posted By some call me...tim
Fuckin' sick, Craig! I think the Tiger looks a...

Fuckin' sick, Craig! I think the Tiger looks a little weird without a windshield in it's natural state, but it looks great with your new headlight--downright mean, actually. That safari tank, in...
Forum: Americas 04-28-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 491
Posted By some call me...tim
I rode this road last year, and it was some...

I rode this road last year, and it was some fantastic scenery and though the road is narrow and twisty, a lot of it was in pretty bad repair, so definitely kept speeds in check.

My personal...
Forum: Beasts 04-28-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,792
Posted By some call me...tim
I was debating what kind of slip on to get, and...

I was debating what kind of slip on to get, and after testimony of others for build quality and being a stand-up company, I decided on the Scorpion. I've been very happy with it so far, I like the...
Forum: Equipment 04-22-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,685
Posted By some call me...tim
I know it's only anecdotal, but I don't have...

I know it's only anecdotal, but I don't have confidence in Klim, not their "lower end" stuff at least. My friend got a pair of Dakar over-the-boot pants last year, and they were coming apart after a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-16-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,174
Posted By some call me...tim
I know for me, left turns are more daunting...

I know for me, left turns are more daunting because if I happen to go wide, there's often a scary looking ditch/cliff/fence/forest/etc. right beyond the pavement. Adding to that, in an effort to...
Forum: Racing 04-16-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 18,255
Posted By some call me...tim
Not to mention, they come out around dusk, not 2...

Not to mention, they come out around dusk, not 2 PM. But even so, bugs of any type weren't out in any appreciable numbers the whole week I spent in the area. I think the only thing buzzing around...
Forum: The Garage 04-03-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 862
Posted By some call me...tim
I had issues with my old little weenie air...

I had issues with my old little weenie air compressor trying to seat a bead. Tried first at a gas station using their tire filling pump, but it was no better, then went across the street to the...
Forum: Equipment 03-31-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,346
Posted By some call me...tim
You'll get varying opinions, but outside of their...

You'll get varying opinions, but outside of their "stuntah" attire, Icon has been some pretty good looking stuff, IMO. The Elsinore boots in brown are pretty rockin'. http://icon1000.com/collection/
Forum: Equipment 03-31-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,763
Posted By some call me...tim
I've been happy with my Full Bores, and would buy...

I've been happy with my Full Bores, and would buy another set. I'd gotten them from Chaparral Racing before, but it looks like they don't carry the off road models anymore. Anyone know where else...
Forum: Trip Planning 03-29-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 32,427
Posted By some call me...tim
My story isn't creepy, but somewhat scary...

My story isn't creepy, but somewhat scary involving wildlife, but not to the same tune as cougars or bears. In my late teens, my parents convinced me to go to one final summer camp, more adventurous...
Forum: The Garage 03-22-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,207
Posted By some call me...tim
Glad to hear that Spencer is doing OK still,...

Glad to hear that Spencer is doing OK still, reading about the lack of response is strange because he was super quick to respond when I contacted him before. I had my Tiger 800's seat redone by him...
Forum: Beasts 03-13-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 3,909
Views: 467,985
Posted By some call me...tim
Yeah, thanks for the assessment of the options. ...

Yeah, thanks for the assessment of the options. I don't have anything against LV, it just seems to be far and away the majority of what people are getting and I was wondering if there was any reason...
Forum: Beasts 03-09-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 20,877
Views: 3,628,220
Posted By some call me...tim
KBB isn't a great source for motorcycle values,...

KBB isn't a great source for motorcycle values, NADA is better. They give a 2012 XC ABS a low retail value of $6970, and an average retail $9170. Motorcycle Consumer News, which uses NADA for their...
Forum: Beasts 03-08-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 3,909
Views: 467,985
Posted By some call me...tim
Yeah, I'm well aware of the minimal (if any)...

Yeah, I'm well aware of the minimal (if any) performance gains to be had from the slip on. It's been a back burner mod for me because others have a lot more practicality. But I'm pretty well...
Forum: Beasts 03-08-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 3,909
Views: 467,985
Posted By some call me...tim
I'm thinking of finally giving in and getting a...

I'm thinking of finally giving in and getting a slip-on exhaust. I know that the LV is a popular one, mostly because it's the least expensive. I'm wondering if there's any reason to spend a little...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-05-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 736
Posted By some call me...tim
I had my first and only mountain lion sighting...

I had my first and only mountain lion sighting last year while puttering around NorCal. Strangely, it was in a rural, but populated area, right around dusk, walking out of someone's backyard. It...
Forum: Equipment 02-27-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 889
Posted By some call me...tim
I haven't used them for motorcycle stuff, but...

I haven't used them for motorcycle stuff, but I've used SealSkinz for outdoor activities and have been very pleased with them. I would stomp around in early morning tall grass, covered with...
Forum: Equipment 02-22-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,759
Posted By some call me...tim
Credit to inmate klinquist for this one, I'd...

Credit to inmate klinquist for this one, I'd thought of tapping into the flash to pass button, but this seems like a much easier solution. I actually just got the parts in yesterday and plan on...
Forum: Beasts 02-19-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 20,877
Views: 3,628,220
Posted By some call me...tim
Depends on how you look at it. Is there a tool...

Depends on how you look at it. Is there a tool included in the OEM pouch to take the front wheel off? No. Should one have been included? Absolutely. Seems ridiculous that they don't give you...
Forum: Beasts 02-14-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 3,909
Views: 467,985
Posted By some call me...tim
Have you missed this thread?...

Have you missed this thread? (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=599070) Apologies if it takes you into the wormhole. Of course, there's also this one,...
Forum: Americas 02-10-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 10,309
Posted By some call me...tim
On another, unrelated forum I used to frequent,...

On another, unrelated forum I used to frequent, there was a Scandanavian guy (Finnish, I believe) who wrote at length about how he never wanted to visit the US because the amount of crime, guns, and...
Forum: Road warriors 01-30-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 1,738
Views: 355,138
Posted By some call me...tim
Yeah, I agree. I prefer the styling of the frame...

Yeah, I agree. I prefer the styling of the frame on the 1st gen, but while I don't think the tail of the 1st gen is bad the tail of the 2nd gen is definitely better. I remember seeing a guy that...
Forum: Beasts 01-30-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 20,877
Views: 3,628,220
Posted By some call me...tim
Also, it looks like the Tusk risers are static,...

Also, it looks like the Tusk risers are static, and don't have the same adjustability as the Rox. You might not get the bars as far back as you'd like.
Forum: Beasts 01-28-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 3,909
Views: 467,985
Posted By some call me...tim
Does anyone have experience of Seat Concepts vs....

Does anyone have experience of Seat Concepts vs. Spencer's seat mod? I had Spencer do my seat, and it's a dramatic improvement over the stock, but still not as comfy as the Sargent on my SV. I've...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-27-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 9,779
Posted By some call me...tim
Actually, I know a guy that pretty much had to...

Actually, I know a guy that pretty much had to turn to honest work with the change in the availability. He used to be able to have a pretty comfortable living distributing on the black market, but...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-23-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 391
Posted By some call me...tim
Hehe, just be glad you didn't call that tow...

Hehe, just be glad you didn't call that tow truck. :wink:
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-23-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 391
Posted By some call me...tim
It's normal for the brake pads to rub on the...

It's normal for the brake pads to rub on the rotor.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-23-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,335
Posted By some call me...tim
A commuter bus is nice, but being in CA, you'll...

A commuter bus is nice, but being in CA, you'll be in not only prime motorcycling weather, but also in the only place where you can split lanes legally. I would definitely be looking to take...
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