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Forum: Beasts 09-10-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 10
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Posted By jphish
PS - I liked the Anakee 2's - better traction on...

PS - I liked the Anakee 2's - better traction on wet pavement.
Forum: Beasts 09-10-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 434
Posted By jphish
a 17" front ?? Hmmm - a 19" front is stock for...

a 17" front ?? Hmmm - a 19" front is stock for girlies. Might want to check that again.
Forum: Ride reports 07-25-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 23,693
Posted By jphish
Mornin Doc - sent you a PM - no hurry on...

Mornin Doc - sent you a PM - no hurry on response. johnpdaly@comcast.net Cheers, jp
Forum: Ride reports 07-24-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 23,693
Posted By jphish
Hey Doc - Well, the end of one adventure is...

Hey Doc - Well, the end of one adventure is merely the beginning of another. But for now, lets leave the American tragedy behind in NE and have a safe journey west bound. As for Moose: Saw after...
Forum: Ride reports 07-20-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 23,693
Posted By jphish
Greetings Doc - Well...some of us on the leading...

Greetings Doc - Well...some of us on the leading edge of the boomers demographic probably DO share your interest / taste in music. But it seriously dates us to the Phil Spector "wall of sound" genre,...
Forum: Ride reports 07-14-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 23,693
Posted By jphish
Well, ok Wotan, sorry...at least i didnt spell it...

Well, ok Wotan, sorry...at least i didnt spell it 'wonton'. Impaired photons can result in "dark & stormy nights", just like in the novels. Durable is a good descriptor - resilient too. If you do get...
Forum: Ride reports 07-14-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 23,693
Posted By jphish
Hey Doc - Glad you're on the road with "Woton"...

Hey Doc - Glad you're on the road with "Woton" and things appear to be going swimmingly. You mentioned rain washing 'bugs' off the bike... Ah hem...I dont / didnt see ANY bugs on woton. You are...
Forum: Beasts 12-11-2013, 01:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,448
Posted By jphish
Growelly: Is that yours? Exceptionally...

Growelly: Is that yours? Exceptionally substantial looking machine! Perhaps the best 'Uly beast' for dirt roads I've ever seen. Very Cool!! j
Forum: Beasts 11-02-2013, 01:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,448
Posted By jphish
Actually...there was a X9 converted to a Uly type...

Actually...there was a X9 converted to a Uly type machine by a short legged fellow who worked at Silverdale Buell / HD. I bought my 08 Uly from him. I think he went by "cityX" (or "dirty dave"?) on...
Forum: Beasts 11-02-2013, 08:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,506
Posted By jphish
Righto! A tight chain can cause vibes AND hard...

Righto! A tight chain can cause vibes AND hard shifting. My 06' had no issues with vibes at any speed. (can't say the same for my 800xc) Are engine mounts all secure ? You might loosen them all then...
Forum: Beasts 11-02-2013, 07:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,584
Posted By jphish
I bought my 11' 800XC with the OEM "skid plate" &...

I bought my 11' 800XC with the OEM "skid plate" & lower case protection. They do NOT however, protect the tank or radiator. I added the Touratech upper protection bars - Have beta tested them a few...
Forum: Beasts 10-11-2013, 08:07 AM
Replies: 21,397
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Posted By jphish
I've successfully used "Big Crank" (Pittsburgh...

I've successfully used "Big Crank" (Pittsburgh Penn I think) in the past for 955 Tiger & Buell - they meet spec, are USA made & AGM for about $75-80 delivered to your door.
Forum: Beasts 08-09-2013, 04:14 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 23,522
Posted By jphish
Well...I have had the misfortune of a K-60 flat....

Well...I have had the misfortune of a K-60 flat. Pinched tube from airing down too much. Anyway - it IS a chore, but doable. Warm tire is easier. I carry 3 irons - two 10s & one 12". I dont air down...
Forum: Beasts 08-06-2013, 06:31 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 23,522
Posted By jphish
Drunk uncle - EO9 Dakar - seriously? Virginia to...

Drunk uncle - EO9 Dakar - seriously? Virginia to Inuvik & still almost half the tire left? Hmmm - Thats pretty impressive! Much better than I thought. What do you get out of EO7's ?
Forum: Beasts 08-06-2013, 06:24 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 23,522
Posted By jphish
Ah...The perennial tire question. QUALIFIER: (or...

Ah...The perennial tire question. QUALIFIER: (or disqualifier?) I frequently do dirt roads, (and probably some I shouldnt be on, as evidenced by scars on poor 800 tigger) But NO off road or single...
Forum: Beasts 04-30-2013, 07:38 AM
Replies: 4,194
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Posted By jphish
Gee - Those Uni-filters really work. Before:...

Gee - Those Uni-filters really work. Before: 4,000 mi trip thru Ut, Co, NM, etc about 1000 mi on dirt & had to change filter at about 6K mi. After: another 4K mi trip, (Or, Nv & Ut) about same amount...
Forum: Beasts 04-30-2013, 07:21 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 10,441
Posted By jphish
Just FYI on re-wire of headlight (both on) The...

Just FYI on re-wire of headlight (both on) The pin connector re-wire changes lighting to Aux circuit, & those pins are easy to screw up. A better way (at least for me) was to solder bridge connector...
Forum: Beasts 04-28-2013, 10:18 AM
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Views: 127,280
Posted By jphish
Hmmm - Its nice to have choices, but...TT tank...

Hmmm - Its nice to have choices, but...TT tank protectors are the least obtrusive (flow with the bike) & work just fine. Its been 7 years since the last of the Girlies have been mfg'd - NOT going to...
Forum: Ride reports 03-14-2013, 11:36 AM
Replies: 2,276
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Posted By jphish
Hola & eh? Gene & Neda - Have seriously enjoyed...

Hola & eh? Gene & Neda - Have seriously enjoyed your "road less traveled" adventure. Travel is a wonderful antidote to ignorance & prejudice. I (as most do) find Mexico a warm and inviting culture....
Forum: Trip Planning 03-12-2013, 09:39 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 13,261
Posted By jphish
Hmmm - I didnt see bears listed on wasp / Hornet...

Hmmm - I didnt see bears listed on wasp / Hornet spray label. Its a very mild (0.4% active ingredient synthetic pyrethroid) neurotoxin formulated for insects (Hymenoptera specifically) that works...
Forum: Beasts 02-06-2013, 07:18 AM
Replies: 782
Views: 127,280
Posted By jphish
Hmmm - I dont know how there can be all these...

Hmmm - I dont know how there can be all these different octane requirements? Perhaps different years for USA / Euro bikes? Interpretation? Anyway - 2006 model (last of the girlie's), pg 26, Owners...
Forum: Americas 02-06-2013, 04:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 912
Posted By jphish
Tlaloc - yep- good roads. A few short (100 yd)...

Tlaloc - yep- good roads. A few short (100 yd) sections of sand that made the tiger 'squirm' a bit - but nothing that will be a problem at speed. Traveled them in & out while fishing Pyramid lake...
Forum: Beasts 02-05-2013, 06:24 PM
Replies: 21,397
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Posted By jphish
OK - so vote is 2 - 0 ABS off. That would be my...

OK - so vote is 2 - 0 ABS off. That would be my inclination - but heard others suggest elsewhere that they preferred their ABS "on" - were able to slow down faster than off, And could still "dab" the...
Forum: Americas 02-05-2013, 10:00 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,638
Posted By jphish
Thanks guys! It appears that if there is ONE...

Thanks guys! It appears that if there is ONE constant in all this - Its the ever changing road conditions. Good reminder to check BEFORE that days ride.
Forum: Beasts 02-05-2013, 07:25 AM
Replies: 782
Views: 127,280
Posted By jphish
93? 91 Octane? I thought manual only called for...

93? 91 Octane? I thought manual only called for 89? Could be wrong - but that's what I recall for 955 FI girlies.
Forum: Beasts 02-05-2013, 06:57 AM
Replies: 21,397
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Posted By jphish
Tiger 800 - ABS ON or OFF?

Hey all - Planing a ride in Canyonlands early April. In reading past posts on this subject there appears to be differing / divergent opinions regarding advisability of using ABS "off pavement"...
Forum: Americas 02-05-2013, 06:42 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,638
Posted By jphish
Yeah - I think Grizgirl & others had already...

Yeah - I think Grizgirl & others had already mentioned avoiding muddy conditions - more confirmation. We'll be in Moab April 1- 5, so hopefully the "radar rangers" wont have arrived yet. I generally...
Forum: Americas 02-04-2013, 07:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,638
Posted By jphish
Thanks Stu - Hoping mud is at a minimum - but my...

Thanks Stu - Hoping mud is at a minimum - but my "hopes" don't make it so. 15 mph limit? Even in sand? I cant get thru sand at that speed. Guess I'll have to revise technique or risk being a source...
Forum: Beasts 02-03-2013, 07:15 AM
Replies: 2,910
Views: 552,546
Posted By jphish
Will do - actually thinking of helmet cam...just...

Will do - actually thinking of helmet cam...just to capture scenery & "naps" for posterity... Thanks again for pics - helpful! TTFN, j
Forum: Beasts 02-02-2013, 11:58 AM
Replies: 2,910
Views: 552,546
Posted By jphish
BlackTiger - ( BigJohn & Robdirt too) Thanks for...

BlackTiger - ( BigJohn & Robdirt too) Thanks for feed back, options & pics! I'm not certain twisted Throttle will get my order to me before departure (March 20) to Utah - gonna be close. (Hard to...
Forum: Beasts 02-02-2013, 04:43 AM
Replies: 2,910
Views: 552,546
Posted By jphish
Blacktiger - I am caught in the "Bark Buster back...

Blacktiger - I am caught in the "Bark Buster back order" group. I went with that particular brand because they will work with a Kaoko throttle control. (Kaoko is GREAT to work with!) So Question: 1) ...
Forum: Americas 02-01-2013, 03:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,638
Posted By jphish
Ave temps for Moab (highs) : April - *72 May -...

Ave temps for Moab (highs) : April - *72 May - *82 June - *93 July - *100 Thats why I go to deserts in Mar or April. May looks good too - after that - I'm back North.
Forum: Americas 01-31-2013, 04:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,189
Posted By jphish
PS: If you've never seen the So Utah Canyon lands...

PS: If you've never seen the So Utah Canyon lands - Late March - April is perfect. I've been on every continent except Antarctic - This is some of THE most spectacular scenery on the planet...& lots...
Forum: Americas 01-31-2013, 04:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,189
Posted By jphish
Heywhatever - As folks have said - start south....

Heywhatever - As folks have said - start south. It can still be winter up here in April. If you stay south of I-70 (or draw a line across about the 40th parallel) you should be OK (generally)...
Forum: Americas 01-30-2013, 08:13 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,638
Posted By jphish
KOH & Walrus - Thanks Gentlemen - helpful stuff....

KOH & Walrus - Thanks Gentlemen - helpful stuff. I like idea of getting difficult terrain done while fresh, without wobbly knees & shaky arms. If I remember my astronomical lessons correctly - the...
Forum: Americas 01-27-2013, 07:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,638
Posted By jphish
GrizGirl - Well, at 5'8" - I welcome the height...

GrizGirl - Well, at 5'8" - I welcome the height enhancing qualities of "Moab Mud". But I also hear your caution. I did get the fender raising hardware for tiger - but if I actually NEED it - perhaps...
Forum: Americas 01-26-2013, 11:42 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,638
Posted By jphish
Thanks all for the great counsel - Its...

Thanks all for the great counsel - Its appreciated !! OK - this is what I've gathered so far... If it's REAL muddy: 1) Borrow my brothers Honda Civic with snow tires & drive like hell. 2) TKCs would...
Forum: Americas 01-25-2013, 08:25 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,638
Posted By jphish
White Rim Trail advice

Yo - fellow inmates. Planning April 1st trip to Utah, after the Easter break crowds & before Summer hoards arrive. Missing big Jeep rally by a day. Anyway - Steeds: one 800GS & one 800 Tigger....
Forum: Beasts 01-23-2013, 06:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,171
Posted By jphish
Uly footpegs - even modified with set screws,...

Uly footpegs - even modified with set screws, still dont allow dirt / mud to fall thru - and just gets thicker. I replaced my Uly pegs with a precision engineering set. Excellent! Mustang footpegs on...
Forum: Beasts 12-05-2012, 08:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 688
Posted By jphish
Birddog' - replied to your PM. Sorry for tardy...

Birddog' - replied to your PM. Sorry for tardy response - out of town. Cheers, j
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