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Forum: Americas 01-22-2015, 10:22 PM
Replies: 26,810
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Posted By akaDigger
Rt 20 will wait. We did ride past Rayones this...

Rt 20 will wait. We did ride past Rayones this morning. 17 miles of fun dirt followed by miles of new, twisting pavement. It turned to caca as we began to descend the east side. 20 mph in dense fog. ...
Forum: Americas 01-21-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 26,810
Views: 2,246,191
Posted By akaDigger
Rode north on 85 today through Tamaulipas. Six...

Rode north on 85 today through Tamaulipas. Six military check points between C. Valles and Linares. Waved through three, panniers checked twice, one was southbound only.
We are headed home,...
Forum: Americas 01-20-2015, 06:03 AM
Replies: 26,810
Views: 2,246,191
Posted By akaDigger
On the sharp hairpin turns the semi driver,...

On the sharp hairpin turns the semi driver, turning to his left, may be hugging the edge on his side with his front tire while his trailer will be taking a good portion of your lane. Alternately,...
Forum: Americas 01-15-2015, 07:28 AM
Replies: 26,810
Views: 2,246,191
Posted By akaDigger
San Cristobal de las Casas... I thought I landed...

San Cristobal de las Casas... I thought I landed in Europe. If pressed to guess, I'd say this is the most secure city in Mexico.

Headed for Lagos de Montebello today. Spotwalla...
Forum: Americas 01-12-2015, 09:00 AM
Replies: 26,810
Views: 2,246,191
Posted By akaDigger
Only safety issue so far this trip. Those F#%*&!N...

Only safety issue so far this trip. Those F#%*&!N dogs around Concepcion Carrizal ambushed us again. Maybe 20-25 dogs. We lost no skin and the dogs, unlike last year suffered no casualties either....
Forum: Americas 01-03-2015, 08:29 PM
Replies: 26,810
Views: 2,246,191
Posted By akaDigger
Crossed at Nuevo Laredo this PM . Tens of ...

Crossed at Nuevo Laredo this PM . Tens of thousands traveling north, ten or so going south . Hotel Santa Maria in NL tonight . Tomorrow , who knows ? We will seek to evade the bad...
Forum: Americas 01-01-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 26,810
Views: 2,246,191
Posted By akaDigger
Dropping the soap is one thing. The danger lies...

Dropping the soap is one thing. The danger lies in how one goes about retrieving it.
Forum: Americas 12-31-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,203
Posted By akaDigger
YES. Any tire will do.

YES. Any tire will do.
Forum: Americas 12-26-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 26,810
Views: 2,246,191
Posted By akaDigger
Tom, the Quechan Indian Tribe owns that lot and I...

Tom, the Quechan Indian Tribe owns that lot and I believe it's there for the purpose you describe. They call it tourism. Lots of people cross on foot there to shop or avail themselves of the services...
Forum: Americas 12-19-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,836
Posted By akaDigger
yes

yes
Forum: Americas 12-19-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,836
Posted By akaDigger
no

no
Forum: Americas 12-18-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 490
Posted By akaDigger
Good idea to ride through Michigan as opposed to...

Good idea to ride through Michigan as opposed to northern Indiana / Chicago.
Forum: Ride reports 12-15-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 54,204
Posted By akaDigger
"that ubiquitous Southern creeper vine",...

"that ubiquitous Southern creeper vine", kudzu
Forum: Americas 12-11-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 26,810
Views: 2,246,191
Posted By akaDigger
The new rules that recently took effect in the US...

The new rules that recently took effect in the US regarding narcotic prescription drugs has predictably caused a soaring demand for heroin.
Forum: Americas 12-08-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 26,810
Views: 2,246,191
Posted By akaDigger
131 was fine last January. The roads southward...

131 was fine last January. The roads southward all took a beating during the November '13 hurricanes. Maintenance and repair were well along by the time we rode through. Both are great roads and both...
Forum: Americas 12-05-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 835
Posted By akaDigger
Altitude Sickness

I see you are from Cincy so I would say be aware of altitude sickness. It seems most people don't have a problem with this. At least not to the point that it can't just be ignored. If you get it you...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 12-04-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 21,838
Views: 4,080,511
Posted By akaDigger
Just improvised. I made my own from a 1" sch80...

Just improvised. I made my own from a 1" sch80 pipe nipple and an old socket.
http://i564.photobucket.com/albums/ss84/diggerled/Mobile%20Uploads/1417736773.jpg...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 12-03-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 21,838
Views: 4,080,511
Posted By akaDigger
T3880023

Is there an alternative plan to adjust steering neck bearings? One without using the Triumph socket #T3880023.
Forum: Americas 11-27-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 26,810
Views: 2,246,191
Posted By akaDigger
Yes, it was you. Thanks for the corroboration. ...

Yes, it was you. Thanks for the corroboration.

My buddy El Brento and I didn't ride that road last winter but we'll have another good shot at it in January.
Forum: Americas 11-27-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 26,810
Views: 2,246,191
Posted By akaDigger
This info was given to me by inmates this past...

This info was given to me by inmates this past January: All graded east of Tolantongo. Similar to the road down to the grutas and hot springs. The river valley half way to Metztitlan lacked an intact...
Forum: Americas 11-27-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 26,810
Views: 2,246,191
Posted By akaDigger
Spot trackers

Spot trackers have A Black Friday 50% off rebate going. Buy in store or online from your favorite retailer. Gen3 ends up at around $75 US.
Forum: Ride reports 11-26-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 520
Views: 98,012
Posted By akaDigger
I'm in again. Ready for another huge dose of...

I'm in again. Ready for another huge dose of inspiration.
Forum: Americas 11-07-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,883
Posted By akaDigger
We rode that road in early April. No violence or...

We rode that road in early April. No violence or even much traffic. One patrolling army flatbed. We were scrutinized pretty good in the Yoquivo-Recomachic area (my take). Great riding that road. That...
Forum: Americas 10-31-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 636
Posted By akaDigger
Vietnam GPS

Saw this over in Ride Reports


http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1014861
Forum: Ride reports 10-27-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,855
Posted By akaDigger
like

like
Forum: Americas 10-23-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 26,810
Views: 2,246,191
Posted By akaDigger
I have interest and will follow along again....

I have interest and will follow along again. Thanks for posting as you go. I thought your last report worked very well. Perfect timing too.
Forum: Americas 10-17-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 636
Posted By akaDigger
Moab weather, November 2014

The average weather calls for highs 50F-60F. Lows around 30F. The forecast is for dry and above average temperatures. That's way better than cooler than normal.

FORECAST FOR MOAB, UT ...
Forum: Thumpers 10-14-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 15,393
Views: 1,684,062
Posted By akaDigger
Spotted this in the Is Mexico Safe thread....

Spotted this in the Is Mexico Safe thread. Thought you guys might advise and "break the bad news to" him. I own a KLR and believe this one is terminal.
Forum: Ride reports 10-11-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,332
Posted By akaDigger
Altitude! Storm King where you slept (or not) is...

Altitude! Storm King where you slept (or not) is over 10,000 ft. I don't know how high you were when you camped above Abiquiu, NM but the town is over 6000 ft. Santa Fe and Salida above 7k....
Forum: Old's Cool 10-10-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 41,229
Posted By akaDigger
1977 XLCR Cafe Racer

I have owned this bike since 1992. I bought it from the original owner, my friend Steve. Only 8600 mi. on the clock, meaning I have put only 2500 miles on it since I rebuilt it right after the...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-10-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 7,436
Views: 3,477,095
Posted By akaDigger
The badges appear to be identical. ...

The badges appear to be identical.
http://i564.photobucket.com/albums/ss84/diggerled/XLCR/1412885356.jpg (http://s564.photobucket.com/user/diggerled/media/XLCR/1412885356.jpg.html)
Not yet Indian...
Forum: Americas 10-05-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,710
Posted By akaDigger
40 hour time limit from start to finish

40 hour time limit from start to finish
Forum: Americas 10-05-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,710
Posted By akaDigger
http://score-international.com/2014-baja-1000-cour...

http://score-international.com/2014-baja-1000-course-map/
Forum: Americas 09-29-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 26,810
Views: 2,246,191
Posted By akaDigger
Saw this link in my inbox this morning. ...

Saw this link in my inbox this morning.

http://www.borderlandbeat.com/2014/09/at-least-11-dead-after-juarezsinaloa.html

Local job hazards. The rewards are not so great for the unlucky few.
Forum: Americas 09-29-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 336
Posted By akaDigger
Take it for what it's worth. This info is second...

Take it for what it's worth. This info is second hand and I got it last Thursday.
A friend who just returned from Cabo San Lucas (he was there during the storm) reports that restoration is in full...
Forum: Americas 09-23-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 26,810
Views: 2,246,191
Posted By akaDigger
Satevo from another perspective. April 2014 ...

Satevo from another perspective. April 2014

http://i564.photobucket.com/albums/ss84/diggerled/Copper%20Canyon%20Trip%20April%202014/IMG_0531.jpg...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 09-18-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 21,838
Views: 4,080,511
Posted By akaDigger
I used OEM pads for replacements on the rear....

I used OEM pads for replacements on the rear. Your pads are the same. I had plenty of room, no issues. Make sure the caliper "floats" as it should. While the pads are out, slide it from side to side....
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 09-17-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 21,838
Views: 4,080,511
Posted By akaDigger
Manual calls for Showa SS8. I picked the Bel Ray...

Manual calls for Showa SS8. I picked the Bel Ray 10W because it is what the shop had AND it has a nearly identical viscosity at operating temps. Who knows what stock is?...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 09-17-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 21,838
Views: 4,080,511
Posted By akaDigger
Used Bel Ray 10w oil. Forks are noticeably...

Used Bel Ray 10w oil. Forks are noticeably stiffer. I think I like it this way. Mexico topes next month. We'll see how I like it by the time I get home.
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 09-16-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 21,838
Views: 4,080,511
Posted By akaDigger
My valve adjust is done for the time being. I got...

My valve adjust is done for the time being. I got my shims from Yamaha but any shop that services any Japanese or KTM should have 7.48mm shims. I thought it odd that the triumph dealer did not. I cut...
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