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Forum: Beasts 10-24-2012, 07:32 AM
Replies: 661
Views: 114,280
Posted By cyclecat
It's been a few YEARS since I posted on ADVrider....

It's been a few YEARS since I posted on ADVrider. Too busy with a fixer-upper house and all the other things to do here in the mountains of Northern New Mexico!

Those crash bars do look just like...
Forum: Equipment 10-30-2007, 04:56 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 38,542
Posted By cyclecat
Pelican 1300. Available for about $40 from many...

Pelican 1300. Available for about $40 from many online sites. I mounted it to the top rack with rubber-lined conduit clamps after drilling 3 holes in the bottom of the box. A few washers and rubber...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-09-2007, 06:06 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,639
Posted By cyclecat
Velarde resident here! Just across the mountains...

Velarde resident here! Just across the mountains from Las Vegas!

I've got tons of apples just going to waste in the orchard if anyone wants to come pick all they can carry. :deal
Forum: Ride reports 09-09-2007, 06:01 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 20,846
Posted By cyclecat
I had no idea you had taken such an awesome tour...

I had no idea you had taken such an awesome tour getting there when we met at WF-07. Good onya! :freaky

Carolien and I will be visiting the FLA keys next May. Maybe we'll see ya again then. (She...
Forum: Beasts 08-12-2007, 07:55 PM
Replies: 2,180
Views: 490,232
Posted By cyclecat
Yellow one was at a cabin at the opposite end of...

Yellow one was at a cabin at the opposite end of the parking lot. I went home at night since I live 35 miles away... :ricky
Forum: Beasts 08-12-2007, 05:44 PM
Replies: 2,180
Views: 490,232
Posted By cyclecat
Two 'Fants and GC at Westfest in Sipapu last...

Two 'Fants and GC at Westfest in Sipapu last month too! I didn't get the GC in for a pic with us but talked to the owner. Mine's the Blue one.

http://cyclecat.smugmug.com/photos/178017591-M.jpg
Forum: Beasts 08-12-2007, 05:41 PM
Replies: 2,180
Views: 490,232
Posted By cyclecat
I don't think I have the directions anymore, but...

I don't think I have the directions anymore, but I will look. I didn't like the large overhang on the right and NO ACCESS spacing for the glove box on the left, so I cut the welds on the top mounts...
Forum: Beasts 07-30-2007, 03:56 PM
Replies: 2,180
Views: 490,232
Posted By cyclecat
The Y rubber from the airbox should go directly...

The Y rubber from the airbox should go directly to the metal intakes on the carbs. It can be tough to wrestle them on when the rubber gets old, but it can be done!
Forum: Beasts 06-12-2007, 04:33 PM
Replies: 2,180
Views: 490,232
Posted By cyclecat
OK... yeah... 300. But I have gotten in the habit...

OK... yeah... 300. But I have gotten in the habit of just filling up at 200 so I don't forget and run it out of gas on the normal setting and then be unable to start the bike despite a full reserve...
Forum: Beasts 06-12-2007, 06:12 AM
Replies: 2,180
Views: 490,232
Posted By cyclecat
Cheaper to produce? Easier to service? It's kind...

Cheaper to produce? Easier to service? It's kind of a Ducati trademark! Loud clutches save lives! :wink:




Not true... exactly. The starting circuit uses a lot of juice and is not very...
Forum: Beasts 06-09-2007, 05:45 PM
Replies: 2,180
Views: 490,232
Posted By cyclecat
I would skip it. Yeah... plastic can be hard...

I would skip it.

Yeah... plastic can be hard to find, but what if you end up never needing it. What do you want two identical bikes for? Is the second bike a runner? If so, it would be a shame to...
Forum: Beasts 06-04-2007, 09:48 AM
Replies: 2,180
Views: 490,232
Posted By cyclecat
Actually I think their recommendations are even...

Actually I think their recommendations are even lower than that, but I run with 28-32 in the front, and 32-36 in the rear. I think the recommended pressures are a compromise between street and dirt...
Forum: Beasts 05-30-2007, 07:12 AM
Replies: 2,180
Views: 490,232
Posted By cyclecat
I'll have my 'Fant at Westfest. I might have it...

I'll have my 'Fant at Westfest. I might have it there one day and switch to the Quota the next. Since I live only 30 miles away it'll be easy! :lol3
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-28-2007, 03:20 PM
Replies: 9,293
Views: 3,622,422
Posted By cyclecat
Those B&W Weber photos aughta be easy to replace....

Those B&W Weber photos aughta be easy to replace. The Webers still participate here don't they?
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-26-2007, 07:39 AM
Replies: 9,293
Views: 3,622,422
Posted By cyclecat
STORM racing series near Austin, TX: ...

STORM racing series near Austin, TX:

http://cyclecat.smugmug.com/photos/156336100-L.jpg
Forum: Beasts 05-18-2007, 07:44 AM
Replies: 2,180
Views: 490,232
Posted By cyclecat
Sounds like a sticky relay. Once you find it in...

Sounds like a sticky relay. Once you find it in your wiring system, you can use a generic one from the auto parts store for about $5.
Forum: Equipment 05-14-2007, 06:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 794
Posted By cyclecat
I've used one like the one in the second link....

I've used one like the one in the second link. The nice thing about those is you dont need room to ratched the tool back and forth like you do with the first one. That is often a problem in the carb...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-14-2007, 06:10 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 8,259
Posted By cyclecat
If that were the case, I would have asked, "Are...

If that were the case, I would have asked, "Are one of you the person who did an inept job of parking your bike?" while gesturing to the problem area. If they affirmed but didn't offer to rectify the...
Forum: Beasts 05-14-2007, 04:43 PM
Replies: 2,180
Views: 490,232
Posted By cyclecat
Rock hard old rubber is a bad thing in a street...

Rock hard old rubber is a bad thing in a street tire. Probably not ideal in a dirt tire either. Buuuuuut... I doubt it's as much of an issue for a dirt tire that is actually used in the dirt. If they...
Forum: Beasts 05-09-2007, 09:14 AM
Replies: 2,180
Views: 490,232
Posted By cyclecat
I found it this morning. It's sitting on my...

I found it this morning. It's sitting on my workbench in the garage. I sent you a PM with my address to send the mountain of cash! :lol3
Forum: Australia 05-08-2007, 06:28 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,015
Posted By cyclecat
It was Y2K or one year either side of that...

It was Y2K or one year either side of that year...

I was riding for the second year in a row as a "moto marshall" for the "BMC Software Tour of Houston" bicycle race (one of about 6 such races...
Forum: Beasts 05-07-2007, 04:56 PM
Replies: 2,180
Views: 490,232
Posted By cyclecat
Part # 0. They don't make them anymore. You...

Part # 0.

They don't make them anymore. You just have to try to scrounge some up on the usual online resources.

I don't know what other bags fit. Any Gobis or others that would fit any other...
Forum: Beasts 05-07-2007, 06:10 AM
Replies: 2,180
Views: 490,232
Posted By cyclecat
I did the same thing when bringing my first...

I did the same thing when bringing my first Elefant home from purchase too!

I've got GIVI racks with integrated turn signals now, so I may have a spare blinker in the garage that I could sell ya....
Forum: Beasts 04-21-2007, 07:15 AM
Replies: 2,180
Views: 490,232
Posted By cyclecat
I've had two Elefants and both required an...

I've had two Elefants and both required an extraordinarily hard mash on the brake pedal to activate the light. Either the switches go bad after time or Ducati just selected one with the wrong...
Forum: Beasts 04-19-2007, 07:24 AM
Replies: 2,180
Views: 490,232
Posted By cyclecat
I wouldn't be in too big of a hurry to get rid of...

I wouldn't be in too big of a hurry to get rid of those GIVIs. They are nice to have when you need them and finding another hard bag option might be almost impossible in the future when you realize...
Forum: Beasts 02-24-2007, 08:48 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,001
Posted By cyclecat
So... what's up with this rally? Are we still...

So... what's up with this rally? Are we still focusing on Santa Fe or Jemez/Los Alamos area, or does everyone like the Espanola idea?

I got info on the tribal-managed RV park in Espanola, but...
Forum: Beasts 02-20-2007, 05:56 PM
Replies: 2,180
Views: 490,232
Posted By cyclecat
I'm on my second 'fant now. But here are some...

I'm on my second 'fant now. But here are some pictures of my first. :1drink

http://cyclecat.smugmug.com/photos/127053781-M.jpg

http://cyclecat.smugmug.com/photos/127053757-M.jpg
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 02-17-2007, 08:38 AM
Replies: 2,083
Views: 183,550
Posted By cyclecat
I think the Honda training center in Arlington...

I think the Honda training center in Arlington offers an MSF-based dirt bike course on a dirt field next to where they do the regular MSF courses. Ask around among the MSF providers in the DFW area.
Forum: Beasts 02-01-2007, 06:20 PM
Replies: 2,180
Views: 490,232
Posted By cyclecat
My current '95: ...

My current '95:

http://cyclecat.smugmug.com/photos/48518370-M.jpg

I'll hunt up some pictures of my first one.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 02-01-2007, 06:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 931
Posted By cyclecat
I bought my first and second GPS from TV-NAV. I...

I bought my first and second GPS from TV-NAV. I would never buy one anywhere else. They may not always be cheapest, but if not, I'll bet they are second cheapest. And the excellent service is worth...
Forum: Equipment 02-01-2007, 05:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 828
Posted By cyclecat
I use an empty vitamin container and a paper...

I use an empty vitamin container and a paper towel for wrapping/padding.
Forum: Ride reports 02-01-2007, 04:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,207
Posted By cyclecat
Mucho grande better! :thumb

Mucho grande better! :thumb
Forum: Ride reports 01-31-2007, 02:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,207
Posted By cyclecat
Yes I did. And I ain't missing the Lege all that...

Yes I did. And I ain't missing the Lege all that much. Come visit sometime. Mucho good riding up here when there is no snow (it was almost all gone yesterday and then we got 5 fresh inches since last...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-31-2007, 02:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,413
Posted By cyclecat
I've been tempted to try it out during our last...

I've been tempted to try it out during our last few snowstorms and decided to give it a try today since I'm off work and sitting around bored anyway. :lol3

I headed out gently from the garage and...
Forum: Ride reports 01-31-2007, 12:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,207
Posted By cyclecat
I tried for him but it no worky with that service.

I tried for him but it no worky with that service.
Forum: Beasts 01-31-2007, 09:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,236
Posted By cyclecat
Is it saying you are a squid? :lol3

Is it saying you are a squid? :lol3
Forum: Beasts 01-31-2007, 08:06 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,001
Posted By cyclecat
The apples are free too... all you can eat while...

The apples are free too... all you can eat while here or carry away on your bike. :deal

Espanola has a number of cheap independent motels as well as the following better-known chains: Comfort...
Forum: Beasts 01-29-2007, 07:52 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,001
Posted By cyclecat
My driveway: ...

My driveway:
http://cyclecat.smugmug.com/photos/81603167-M.jpg

The road just past my house:
http://cyclecat.smugmug.com/photos/81457282-M.jpg

Shower facilities:...
Forum: Beasts 01-29-2007, 06:15 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,001
Posted By cyclecat
The Jemez Mts. are is secluded and limited in...

The Jemez Mts. are is secluded and limited in options and services. Might I suggest Espanola? It's half way between Santa Fe & Taos. The town isn't much to brag about but there are several cheap...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-15-2006, 09:32 AM
Replies: 219
Views: 12,036
Posted By cyclecat
Did Pirhana eat the set he got? :huh

Did Pirhana eat the set he got? :huh
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