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Forum: EMEA 08-25-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 879
Posted By The Cyclops
Sprint phone in Germany

A little off topic maybe, but my son just went to Germany for 3 weeks fulfilling some of his National Guard duties and before he left the local Sprint people told him he would be fine and not to...
Forum: The Garage 08-01-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,376
Posted By The Cyclops
The more I think about it the more I think you...

The more I think about it the more I think you are correct. I am going to order me a new set of seals and dive in and see what springs I have. I have some extra from a KTM MX bike that may be...
Forum: The Garage 08-01-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,376
Posted By The Cyclops
I guess too soft springs will not allow the forks...

I guess too soft springs will not allow the forks to use the upper part of the stroke and get into the firmer mid?
Forum: The Garage 08-01-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,376
Posted By The Cyclops
I can't remember the rate, but I think I checked...

I can't remember the rate, but I think I checked once and they were about what they needed to be for my weight.
EDIT: I had better double check that
Forum: The Garage 08-01-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,376
Posted By The Cyclops
I have a couple, both with Ohlins rears, zooks on...

I have a couple, both with Ohlins rears, zooks on one and WP 43's on the other
Forum: The Garage 08-01-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,376
Posted By The Cyclops
Thanks for the replies so far. I ride Gasgas in...

Thanks for the replies so far. I ride Gasgas in mostly tight eastern woods. I am a middle of the pack trail rider, certainly not interested in racing. Weigh about 220 and my biggest complaint is...
Forum: The Garage 08-01-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,376
Posted By The Cyclops
Suspension tuning

I want to delve into the dark art of suspension tuning just a bit just because I love to tinker and see how stuff works. I admit I am a Modern Jackass (listen to for explanation)<script...
Forum: Ride reports 04-30-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 31,721
Posted By The Cyclops
Another fun fact you may not know about Breathitt...

Another fun fact you may not know about Breathitt Co, the sheriff is a convicted felon and can't carry.
Forum: Ride reports 04-28-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 31,721
Posted By The Cyclops
I used to work for tourism as a contract...

I used to work for tourism as a contract photographer. Like every other government agency they can't get their head out of the arse and do anything. They told me 10 years ago they had hired an...
Forum: Ride reports 04-28-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 31,721
Posted By The Cyclops
Great report and thanks for visiting. Some of...

Great report and thanks for visiting. Some of the pictures are very familiar to me, especially the Quicksand area. Its just over the hill and we ride dirt bikes and SXS there. Jeffs a great guy...
Forum: The Garage 04-14-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 644
Posted By The Cyclops
Did I mention I got a call today from the freight...

Did I mention I got a call today from the freight company telling me they had my transmission for my 08 Grand Caravan? Started going out at 90k. All of them were junk and they never did a recall or...
Forum: The Garage 04-14-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 644
Posted By The Cyclops
Truck battery life????

I know I am going to jinks myself by posting this, but this is crazy. I have an 02 Ram 1500 I purchased new with just over 100k now. Lost a motor 1000 miles from home. Front end issues. ...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-05-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 4,307
Views: 617,322
Posted By The Cyclops
I know where the bike is sharp and the background...

I know where the bike is sharp and the background panned it does look photoshoped, but I assure you it isn't. Its the perspective, the bridge was much wider than it looks and I wasn't in any danger....
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-04-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 4,307
Views: 617,322
Posted By The Cyclops
I'm going to double dip, I posted this on the...

I'm going to double dip, I posted this on the wheelie thread, too!
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3158/2982627453_a6fb828f72_b.jpg
Forum: Equipment 02-18-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 894
Posted By The Cyclops
Says you're on left coast, they're not gonna send...

Says you're on left coast, they're not gonna send it there, just have them send it to me in KY. We even pasted laws authorizing LEO's to not enforce any more federal gun regulations.
Forum: The Garage 02-14-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,592
Posted By The Cyclops
$129 here in KY, too. My wife is the store...

$129 here in KY, too. My wife is the store manager, I am going to have to have a talk with her.......
Forum: Latin America 02-12-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 502
Views: 92,068
Posted By The Cyclops
I live in a very rural area and the other day a...

I live in a very rural area and the other day a lady in the neighbor lost their small house dog and was going house to house looking for it and was almost in tears. My neighbor told her the coyotes...
Forum: Latin America 02-12-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 502
Views: 92,068
Posted By The Cyclops
Yeah.....anything other than positive, helpful...

Yeah.....anything other than positive, helpful posts need to be nuked. People have sent his family a link to this and they just need our support and to hear it will work out. Anything else needs to...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-30-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,020
Posted By The Cyclops
I have had very little experience on one, but...

I have had very little experience on one, but here is my 2 cents. First the good, they steer really quick and love the curves. That short wheelbase also made it a wheelie monster if you are into...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-30-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 925
Views: 424,520
Posted By The Cyclops
Yeah, I wanted to ride it on the swinging bridge...

Yeah, I wanted to ride it on the swinging bridge above, but I figured that would be showing off.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-30-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 925
Views: 424,520
Posted By The Cyclops
Why not? Triumph Tiger over the Red Bird River...

Why not? Triumph Tiger over the Red Bird River in KY
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3158/2982627453_a6fb828f72_b.jpg
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-12-2012, 08:39 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 12,521
Posted By The Cyclops
I rode up to the pass (the pass had a lot of...

I rode up to the pass (the pass had a lot of snow) and rode the area around there and at one point I stopped and thought, "this is the best time I have ever had". I was solo, but very experienced...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-27-2012, 03:53 PM
Replies: 4,307
Views: 617,322
Posted By The Cyclops
My Tiger crossing the Red Bird River, Daniel...

My Tiger crossing the Red Bird River, Daniel Boone NF
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3158/2982627453_a6fb828f72_b.jpg
Forum: Trip Planning 11-26-2012, 09:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,393
Posted By The Cyclops
I carried an old Linholf press 4x5 and Mamiya 645...

I carried an old Linholf press 4x5 and Mamiya 645 in a Pelican case mounted on the rear rack with luck. Things do get banged around pretty well, make sure it can rub against anything. I love...
Forum: Hacks 11-19-2012, 05:25 AM
Replies: 6,870
Views: 2,581,462
Posted By The Cyclops
I'm not in the hack thread....well ever.....but I...

I'm not in the hack thread....well ever.....but I saw this and if its 205 I apologize, but this was the craziest hack I ever saw.
http://localtvkdvr.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/real25.jpg?w=334
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 11-08-2012, 11:47 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,951
Posted By The Cyclops
I have never heard anything good from any offline...

I have never heard anything good from any offline app, but I wanted to get in the conversation in case something has changed.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-26-2012, 12:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,321
Posted By The Cyclops
Still lurking trying to think of something...

Still lurking trying to think of something worthwhile to add :D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-05-2012, 12:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,321
Posted By The Cyclops
I think a lot of the friend thing has to do with...

I think a lot of the friend thing has to do with my friends and kids are all into hunting and fishing, and I haven't cared for that since I was a teenager. Early teens even. Just too much waiting. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-05-2012, 10:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,321
Posted By The Cyclops
I think you are heading in the right direction,...

I think you are heading in the right direction, may be more of a nesting thing. I didn't mention I have a 3 year old son that takes a lot of time. As far as introvert I am a pretty outgoing fellow...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-05-2012, 10:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,321
Posted By The Cyclops
Did some canoeing for a bit, rolled it, too, but...

Did some canoeing for a bit, rolled it, too, but not the same, :lol3. I guess I am just one of those variety the spice of life kinda things and need change. I did try to learn to wakeboard this...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-05-2012, 09:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,321
Posted By The Cyclops
So how do you keep the passion?

All my life, whenever I do something I do it whole hog and burn out, sooner or later. Motorcycles, specifically dirt bikes have been a bit of an exception, I have left for a bit, but always seem to...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-28-2012, 07:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,325
Posted By The Cyclops
To answer my own questions for posterity,...

To answer my own questions for posterity, Backcountry Navigator does exactly what I wanted. I can download USGS aerials for free and store them on my SD card when their is no service, and you can...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-27-2012, 07:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,325
Posted By The Cyclops
Putting aerial maps on....anything?

While we were out the other day exploring new areas I got to thinking how great it would be to have an aerial view of where we were. Cell service was poor so my Android couldn't update google maps...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-23-2012, 07:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 856
Posted By The Cyclops
Life360 app

I installed the Life360 (I think it used to be called GPS Tracker) on our Androids and wifes iPhone and while the idea is great, it doesn't seem to execute so well for us. Its supposed to be able to...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-20-2012, 06:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,084
Posted By The Cyclops
Hey YD, just checking to see how the old girl is...

Hey YD, just checking to see how the old girl is doing for ya. One thing, she is from Hazard, KY and you can bet she is used to coal trucks! You get used to it when you right next to where they...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 11-09-2011, 07:05 PM
Replies: 5,606
Views: 1,011,773
Posted By The Cyclops
I got out of the street bike business this spring...

I got out of the street bike business this spring when I sold my Caspian Blue 955 and I figured it was for good, but man that is sexy and making me rethink giving up on street bikes. My Gasgasers...
Forum: Ride reports 09-05-2011, 07:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,444
Posted By The Cyclops
I can't believe you got that bike that close to...

I can't believe you got that bike that close to its old homeplace and didn't bring her by and let me say hello to her! I hope you are loving the bike as much as I did and she performs as good for...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-21-2011, 06:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,863
Posted By The Cyclops
Judging from the looks of him I would doubt he...

Judging from the looks of him I would doubt he lived there, but cool place!
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-21-2011, 06:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,863
Posted By The Cyclops
Oh yeah. We ride up there all the time, and even...

Oh yeah. We ride up there all the time, and even though he is only 12 I let him out for a bit as long as I am on the mountain. Its an old strip mine and I imagine a couple of miles in each...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-21-2011, 11:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,863
Posted By The Cyclops
I would wager its more Mary Jane, or (and I...

I would wager its more Mary Jane, or (and I certainly hope not) Meth. He is way to young and not nearly cool enough to make 'shine.
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