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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-16-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 391
Posted By scapegoat
As mentioned there are numerous fire/logging...

As mentioned there are numerous fire/logging roads. There are also a bunch of jeep trails like the Dusy Ershim, Swamp,Red mtn, Coyote, etc,etc. I seriously doubt any of them will be open until late...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-10-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 296
Posted By scapegoat
San Simeon state park. Right on the beach, camp...

San Simeon state park. Right on the beach, camp grounds slightly inland away from the sand, close to food and the like. Be advised the fog rolled in yesterday and its pretty chilly at the beach...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-01-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 779
Posted By scapegoat
Center stand. The idea is flat ground when...

Center stand. The idea is flat ground when checking things and Id hope BMW knows the angle one of their gems is at when on its side stand. Hell..even Harley knows that one.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-14-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,030
Posted By scapegoat
What he said, coast typically gets foggy when...

What he said, coast typically gets foggy when inland starts to cook, the deserts a blazin hot. the mountains...beautiful. Snow pack over the likes of Tioga, ebbets and Sonora should be non existent...
Forum: Road warriors 01-12-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,385
Posted By scapegoat
But dhey sez it n good faith, the supereor 1 doz...

But dhey sez it n good faith, the supereor 1 doz no wrong.
Forum: The Garage 01-04-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 558
Posted By scapegoat
If I understand you correctly, you do have a root...

If I understand you correctly, you do have a root problem, try Root X .
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-30-2013, 08:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 533
Posted By scapegoat
A pretty commute indeed but be aware its also a...

A pretty commute indeed but be aware its also a main artery to Pismo where summer traffic is very heavy with to many yahoos in a hurry to go nowhere. The good is your right next to Carrizo plains NM...
Forum: The Garage 12-11-2013, 08:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,352
Posted By scapegoat
Dont forget to pull the heat/a/c blower fan...

Dont forget to pull the heat/a/c blower fan before kicking on some warmth, ya might end up with a lap or face full of vermin yun'uns and poo.
Forum: The Garage 10-15-2013, 06:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,217
Posted By scapegoat
LC's are rock solid and having owned 4 LC's, just...

LC's are rock solid and having owned 4 LC's, just keep in mind the cost can be significant for quality replacement parts like engines.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-08-2013, 08:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 721
Posted By scapegoat
Ever check out any of the areas above Shaver...

Ever check out any of the areas above Shaver lake? Theres Mono hot springs, Wishon,Courtwright lakes, Edison and Florence, Below Florence there is dispersed camping on the river. Also the area has...
Forum: Road warriors 09-22-2013, 08:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 977
Posted By scapegoat
Done your base gaskets yet?

Done your base gaskets yet?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-13-2013, 05:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,338
Posted By scapegoat
DO NOT stay at the Thunderbird in Bishop....

DO NOT stay at the Thunderbird in Bishop. Puta...the once decent place has become horrendous. If you make it to Bridgeport ya gotta hit the Hay street cafe at the south end of town. The best...
Forum: The Garage 09-08-2013, 07:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,573
Posted By scapegoat
Ive had 6 different setups to date. Currently a...

Ive had 6 different setups to date. Currently a V10 dodge and Lance 3000. I wouldn't consider a 1/2 ton with anything but a base pop up cause their light. The lower gears and smaller engine wont do...
Forum: The Garage 08-03-2013, 06:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 508
Posted By scapegoat
Yep...pretty much the conclusion we came to...

Yep...pretty much the conclusion we came to today. Least I can sleep in peace now ....till the next one comes up on the radar :huh.
Forum: The Garage 08-03-2013, 06:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 508
Posted By scapegoat
Help with wrangler purchase

We found a 05 Unlimited locally in decent shape. Three things stood out that seemed odd or iffy. Almost every bit of wiring under the hood is exposed as the black convoluted tubing stuff has...
Forum: The Garage 07-29-2013, 06:25 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,757
Posted By scapegoat
Isnt this a basic issue with all early Triton...

Isnt this a basic issue with all early Triton engines due to insufficent plug hole meat caused by thin castings? A tech told me Ford or a shop will run a decarbonizing product thru the intake the...
Forum: The Garage 06-26-2013, 05:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 766
Posted By scapegoat
Ive used black or red RTV silicone for auto...

Ive used black or red RTV silicone for auto thermostat housing to manifold installs several times without leaks.
Forum: The Garage 06-22-2013, 06:32 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,022
Posted By scapegoat
If your thinking SUV'ish how about a Toyota 4...

If your thinking SUV'ish how about a Toyota 4 runner? I have a 98 with the 3.4 V6 & 230,000 miles on it now and it runs like the day I bought it with 150,000K miles. They get about 20 mpg and are...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-22-2013, 06:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,161
Posted By scapegoat
El Dorado county Sheriff runs off greenies?

It was rumored the El Dorado county sheriff ran off the "green sector " local authorities who regulate and monitor forest activity in the county. This as I was told was possibly the FS, F&G, park...
Forum: Beasts 06-08-2013, 06:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,057
Posted By scapegoat
Ive switched back to the stock muff and ECM on my...

Ive switched back to the stock muff and ECM on my ULY and say on mine at least the seat of the pants front wheel off the ground torque is by far better with the stock stuff. The only exception is the...
Forum: Beasts 05-10-2013, 06:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,223
Posted By scapegoat
Ive owned a 96 and 02 GS, and 97 and 02 Tiger....

Ive owned a 96 and 02 GS, and 97 and 02 Tiger. Above pretty much sums it up. Provided it doesn't fail the only advantage the GS has is Shaft drive and well...we wont go there. Fun wise its leaps and...
Forum: Beasts 05-08-2013, 09:45 PM
Replies: 20,081
Views: 3,404,037
Posted By scapegoat
You need to follow the MFG torque spec or it...

You need to follow the MFG torque spec or it typically you stand to crush the inner spacer which takes out the wheel bearings. Couldent say what your Tigers torque spec is but either of the earlier...
Forum: The Garage 05-05-2013, 07:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,051
Posted By scapegoat
Thats my thought, the tire is coming apart....

Thats my thought, the tire is coming apart. Typically you'll get a pretty bad shake in the steering wheel as the tire lumps up though.
Forum: Beasts 05-05-2013, 07:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,440
Posted By scapegoat
Were twins bike wise...sort of. I have a Uly and ...

Were twins bike wise...sort of. I have a Uly and Electra Glide. The Glide for two up with the misses, solo its the Uly 90% of the time.
To the OP,that's a tough Choice to make with 2 totally...
Forum: Road warriors 05-03-2013, 06:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 657
Posted By scapegoat
Look at the bright side as its better than having...

Look at the bright side as its better than having the transmission lock up and kill you like the V92's were capable of.
Forum: The Garage 04-29-2013, 06:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,530
Posted By scapegoat
Theres always a market for cheap ass vehicles....

Theres always a market for cheap ass vehicles. C/L it I say and see how it goes. Scrap yard probably wont give you more than a $100, least in my neck of the woods.
Forum: The Garage 04-28-2013, 05:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 489
Posted By scapegoat
Knobs are noisy and suck weener for the street....

Knobs are noisy and suck weener for the street. Michelin LTX tires were the best Ive had on any truck or Ute. Recon you'd have to factor in the high price VS how much fuel you'd save over the life...
Forum: Beasts 04-25-2013, 07:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 529
Posted By scapegoat
Geez...yes, your bike sounds like another failed...

Geez...yes, your bike sounds like another failed VR bike. Over at BWB there is now some 4-5 top posts about failed charging systems. Must be planned oblesence :huh Regardless,sounds like your VR is...
Forum: Road warriors 04-24-2013, 08:59 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,281
Posted By scapegoat
That's an award winning Rat bike right there. Get...

That's an award winning Rat bike right there. Get it runnin, ride her and leave her alone.
Forum: Road warriors 04-22-2013, 07:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,033
Posted By scapegoat
I owned an older KZ750, I cant imagine they...

I owned an older KZ750, I cant imagine they changed they much as far as design. In line air cooled 4, pretty basic bullet design.
Any idea just where your RPMs are dropping to in corners? I slight...
Forum: Beasts 04-22-2013, 07:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,068
Posted By scapegoat
I have an 06 and cant say Im thrilled with the...

I have an 06 and cant say Im thrilled with the brakes. The rear is pretty weak,the front is just OK. Strong enough to do front wheel skids, you bet, but it would take some serious squeezin. Keep in...
Forum: Road warriors 04-21-2013, 03:41 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,030
Posted By scapegoat
Im fully aware a bigger tire does not require...

Im fully aware a bigger tire does not require more pressure, I did not say that. Hows 30psi X 4 tires hold up a car..hell I figured it was magic or something. So you'd run P rated 3 plys the same as...
Forum: Road warriors 04-21-2013, 12:37 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,030
Posted By scapegoat
The factory seemingly never recommends full...

The factory seemingly never recommends full inflation. Take both Toyota 4x4's we have. Either door plate says 28 rear and 29 front. Both run 16's and if you run LT' s like BFG's or?? that's pretty...
Forum: Road warriors 04-21-2013, 12:16 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,030
Posted By scapegoat
Thats what I was thinkin.

Thats what I was thinkin.
Forum: Road warriors 04-20-2013, 10:01 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,030
Posted By scapegoat
Tire pressures

So this brings up a question regarding tire pressure.
Say you buy the HD recommended Dunlops. Tire, HD manual and bike frame stickie has the same info, inflate to 42 with two up/max load. So say you...
Forum: Road warriors 04-20-2013, 03:41 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,030
Posted By scapegoat
90% of the mileage is in 65+-5 degree weather,...

90% of the mileage is in 65+-5 degree weather, solo unloaded headed to and fro work which is 20 miles each way. Id far rather ride the cage it and there once was a cost savings factor but...
Forum: Road warriors 04-20-2013, 08:23 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,030
Posted By scapegoat
Hum..I have now, thank You for that one. The...

Hum..I have now, thank You for that one. The front is about 70%, I don't care to mix brands so looks like this will likely be the next tire.
Forum: Road warriors 04-20-2013, 08:04 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,030
Posted By scapegoat
Touring tire longevity

So how worn is worn? I cant understand how some of you get 10K or more from a rear tire. Do you run it until the threads are close to showing,is there still a small amount of tread in the middle? I...
Forum: The Garage 04-19-2013, 06:33 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,255
Posted By scapegoat
Check the needles for groves for wear or...

Check the needles for groves for wear or stepping. DJ kits are notoriously crappy DAHIK as opposed to the coated stock quality needles. The kits typically tell installers to drill the hole in the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-15-2013, 05:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 331
Posted By scapegoat
You will be required to show the DMV agent the...

You will be required to show the DMV agent the Meets CA emissions sticker or 50 state compliant sticker whichever it has. If its been removed all bets are off. I went thru a PITA bringing in a KTM...
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