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Forum: Beasts 09-26-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 21,483
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Posted By XT Traveler
Well of course the Scrambler is not going to be...

Well of course the Scrambler is not going to be as comfortable on longer trips as the GS or the E Glide but it is quite good for back road meandering two up. In fact my wife really likes it for...
Forum: Beasts 09-18-2014, 05:08 AM
Replies: 11,179
Views: 1,452,671
Posted By XT Traveler
Dan Congratulations ! -- I think the Terra...

Dan

Congratulations ! -- I think the Terra is a great bike. I sure wish BMW had kept the Husky brand or that Triumph would have bought the brand instead of KTM. I couldn't belive KTM killed...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-18-2014, 04:59 AM
Replies: 1,127
Views: 556,692
Posted By XT Traveler
Overlooking the Green River -- Moab Utah

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Forum: Beasts 09-17-2014, 03:48 AM
Replies: 11,179
Views: 1,452,671
Posted By XT Traveler
James I really like how that new windshield...

James

I really like how that new windshield looks. I had considered getting one but decided the vent was important -- I cut a Calsci style vent into my stock windshield and it made a substantial...
Forum: Beasts 09-11-2014, 05:30 AM
Replies: 11,179
Views: 1,452,671
Posted By XT Traveler
For me if the right middle weight single came...

For me if the right middle weight single came along I could see it replacing both my 800GS and my DRZ400S. I had a 1994 XT600 that I had put the essentials on (big gas tank, bash plate etc.) I rode...
Forum: Beasts 09-05-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 11,179
Views: 1,452,671
Posted By XT Traveler
After mounting a tire I always wipe it down with...

After mounting a tire I always wipe it down with rubbing alcohol to remove any residual mounting lubricant or molding relaese agent (new tire) this removes any visible residue. When I have taken off...
Forum: Beasts 09-04-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 11,179
Views: 1,452,671
Posted By XT Traveler
Actually it's NOT all that different. ...

Actually it's NOT all that different. Consistencey is different. But functionally and chemically they aren't THAT different. And I was a chemist for the company that developed Crisco. But I'll...
Forum: Beasts 09-04-2014, 05:00 AM
Replies: 11,179
Views: 1,452,671
Posted By XT Traveler
Actually not true !!! Crisco does dry down and...

Actually not true !!! Crisco does dry down and doesn't remain slippery. I've been using this for years with no problems and on high horsepower bikes. And if you look at the No-Mar web site you...
Forum: Beasts 09-04-2014, 04:43 AM
Replies: 21,483
Views: 6,225,909
Posted By XT Traveler
I reversed my foot pegs a few months back too but...

I reversed my foot pegs a few months back too but I just couldn't abide the looks with the "curb feelers" sticking up and out front like that. I ended up ordering a pair of KNL pegs with a 1" drop...
Forum: Beasts 09-03-2014, 04:27 AM
Replies: 11,179
Views: 1,452,671
Posted By XT Traveler
I've been using Crisco (the solid type in the...

I've been using Crisco (the solid type in the can) for tire changing for years -- easy to apply just on the bead and not get it all over the tire, non-corrosive, very lubricious, cheap, and readily...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-01-2014, 04:58 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 15,438
Posted By XT Traveler
Hell you are just a young pup ! I'll be 68 in...

Hell you are just a young pup ! I'll be 68 in about a month -- had back surgery last year and knee surgery this year -- I am going to get the Rekluse because I believe it will reduce the chance of...
Forum: Beasts 08-13-2014, 03:54 AM
Replies: 21,483
Views: 6,225,909
Posted By XT Traveler
I'm a fan or Works Performance -- You give them...

I'm a fan or Works Performance -- You give them your information -- weight, riding style, how often one up vs two up etc. and they build/set up the shocks for you. I even had the shocks for my...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-12-2014, 05:00 AM
Replies: 1,127
Views: 556,692
Posted By XT Traveler
Talus Rock !! In the La Salle Mountains in Utah

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Forum: Parallel Universe 08-10-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 2,103
Views: 212,729
Posted By XT Traveler
Congratulations on your new ride ! Don't worry...

Congratulations on your new ride ! Don't worry about the revs. I like a bike to be lower revving at highway speeds too but it really isn't a problem and changing the gearing to give you lower revs...
Forum: Beasts 08-03-2014, 04:35 AM
Replies: 21,483
Views: 6,225,909
Posted By XT Traveler
I'll take some photos and post them. I did have...

I'll take some photos and post them. I did have to do minor adjustments on the brake and shift levers (a 5 minute process). I only needed to go 1 or 2 notches on the shifter and maybe 4-6 turns on...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-02-2014, 04:03 AM
Replies: 1,127
Views: 556,692
Posted By XT Traveler
Heh Heh Heh !

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Forum: GPS Tracks - Central, Texas & Gulf States 08-02-2014, 03:56 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 15,379
Posted By XT Traveler
Glad to see people posting pictures from the KAT...

Glad to see people posting pictures from the KAT -- when you ride with that bunch I ride with we almost never stop to take pics -- we just point and ride by. :lol3
Forum: Beasts 08-02-2014, 03:50 AM
Replies: 21,483
Views: 6,225,909
Posted By XT Traveler
I received my new foot pegs Thursday and put them...

I received my new foot pegs Thursday and put them on -- they are very nicely made and there is a big difference in comfort !!! Because the new pegs are not as fat (top to bottom) as the stock pegs I...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-31-2014, 04:24 AM
Replies: 1,127
Views: 556,692
Posted By XT Traveler
Exploring Moab

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Forum: Beasts 07-28-2014, 02:39 AM
Replies: 21,483
Views: 6,225,909
Posted By XT Traveler
I talked with Ken the other day and I am having a...

I talked with Ken the other day and I am having a pair with a 1" drop made. Talk to him but I believe he will make anything between a 5/8" drop and a 1 1/4" drop. He's a good fella to talk with.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-26-2014, 03:33 AM
Replies: 1,127
Views: 556,692
Posted By XT Traveler
Wandering through Kentucky

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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-25-2014, 05:05 AM
Replies: 3,099
Views: 159,304
Posted By XT Traveler
I bought my 900SS Ducati from them back in 1992...

I bought my 900SS Ducati from them back in 1992 -- They were good folks then and still are. This shop is the way you would like all motorcycle shops to be. Run by friendly knowledgeable folks who...
Forum: Beasts 07-10-2014, 04:57 AM
Replies: 21,483
Views: 6,225,909
Posted By XT Traveler
+1 on the Kenda 761's. One of my buddies and I...

+1 on the Kenda 761's. One of my buddies and I both run the Kenda 761's on our Scramblers and they do quite well both on road, in gravel and did fine in the little bit of dirt I have taken the Scram...
Forum: Beasts 07-06-2014, 05:42 AM
Replies: 21,483
Views: 6,225,909
Posted By XT Traveler
I had an R1150GS and put about 60K miles on it --...

I had an R1150GS and put about 60K miles on it -- really liked the bike and used it a lot for two up touring. I currently own a 2008 Scrambler and have taken it on a couple of trips. The GS is more...
Forum: Beasts 07-04-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 11,179
Views: 1,452,671
Posted By XT Traveler
The data is really clear -- texting drivers are...

The data is really clear -- texting drivers are more of a hazard than drunk drivers -- yet nothing is really being done to bring this huge problem under control ! :kboom Glad you are OK...
Forum: Beasts 07-02-2014, 03:41 AM
Replies: 11,179
Views: 1,452,671
Posted By XT Traveler
Congrats !!. :clap I did that trip (from Ohio)...

Congrats !!. :clap I did that trip (from Ohio) back in 1999 on a Yamaha XT600 and will always have great memories of Alaska. Also gald to hear that the Stelvio did so well.
Forum: Beasts 07-01-2014, 04:21 AM
Replies: 11,179
Views: 1,452,671
Posted By XT Traveler
I planned to go to Elkader but blew my right knee...

I planned to go to Elkader but blew my right knee out riding the KAT on my DRZ400.

Geez -- last year I missed the National Rally because of back surgery and this year its my knee -- Maybe I...
Forum: Beasts 06-28-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 11,179
Views: 1,452,671
Posted By XT Traveler
+1 I've also gotten parts from Lindsay -- she's...

+1 I've also gotten parts from Lindsay -- she's knowledgeable and you get your stuff quickly !!! :clap
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-24-2014, 05:07 AM
Replies: 3,099
Views: 159,304
Posted By XT Traveler
Very neat trip !!! I love riding in Va and West...

Very neat trip !!! I love riding in Va and West Va.
Forum: Beasts 06-22-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 11,179
Views: 1,452,671
Posted By XT Traveler
Motorcycle Consumer News -- The magazine that...

Motorcycle Consumer News -- The magazine that DOESN'T accept advertising -- did a thorough review on the 2012 Stelvio NTX and what they had to say was very positive and quite close to what my...
Forum: Beasts 06-22-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 11,179
Views: 1,452,671
Posted By XT Traveler
Dan Thanks! Mine isn't as bad as yours --...

Dan

Thanks! Mine isn't as bad as yours -- mine is more of the first one or two take offs when cold and it doesn't stall the bike. Other than that it's fine.

One last question -- was yours...
Forum: Beasts 06-21-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 11,179
Views: 1,452,671
Posted By XT Traveler
Dan I know you worked with you dealer for...

Dan

I know you worked with you dealer for quite some time to get Guzzi to warranty this -- can you tell us what put you over the top. I have the same problem (as do many of us) with my clutch...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-17-2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 3,099
Views: 159,304
Posted By XT Traveler
Bad year for legs -- I blew out my right knee...

Bad year for legs -- I blew out my right knee down on the KAT (Torn MCL and Torn Meniscus). Not even on a hard section. Very dusty and I couldn't see, hit something with my front wheel -- still not...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-08-2014, 05:09 AM
Replies: 888
Views: 71,398
Posted By XT Traveler
Amen !!!! Geeez -- most of the time you...

Amen !!!!

Geeez -- most of the time you never even know when a company is developing a new product until it hits the market. This thread gave us the opportunity to kind of "go along for the...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-25-2014, 04:29 AM
Replies: 3,099
Views: 159,304
Posted By XT Traveler
Ray The molded hard rubber housing is an...

Ray

The molded hard rubber housing is an intriguing. If these were durable, waterproof, vibration resistant, and bright enough I would think there would be a good market for them at those price...
Forum: Beasts 05-23-2014, 02:16 AM
Replies: 11,179
Views: 1,452,671
Posted By XT Traveler
thanks !!!

thanks !!!
Forum: Beasts 05-22-2014, 04:40 AM
Replies: 11,179
Views: 1,452,671
Posted By XT Traveler
Exactly what Dan said ! There are some issues...

Exactly what Dan said ! There are some issues with the Stelvios but none that aren't either being rectified by the factory , by the dealer, or fairly easily by the owner. In gerneral these are...
Forum: Beasts 05-20-2014, 04:15 AM
Replies: 21,483
Views: 6,225,909
Posted By XT Traveler
I explored this a little a couple of years ago. ...

I explored this a little a couple of years ago. 2008 and later KLR 650 forks will slide right up in the Scrambler triple trees and you get the 21" front wheel. There will be a little detail...
Forum: Beasts 05-13-2014, 04:40 AM
Replies: 11,179
Views: 1,452,671
Posted By XT Traveler
I have a Givi E 52 Top Box (with brake light kit)...

I have a Givi E 52 Top Box (with brake light kit) and the Givi E 96 rack mounted to it (for those light weight pieces that don't fit inside). I used the Give E708 Monokey Adapter plate assembly -- ...
Forum: Beasts 05-13-2014, 04:15 AM
Replies: 21,483
Views: 6,225,909
Posted By XT Traveler
Congrats! -- great trip and I'm sure what will be...

Congrats! -- great trip and I'm sure what will be a lot of great memories !
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