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About RichardCranium

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    '99 CBR1100XX, '07 Triumph Speed Triple, '07 Triumph Tiger

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  1. RichardCranium

    LiFepo battery for XX????

    I have a couple of the Scorpion batteries. One is the 525 or so CCA unit. Its slightly (maybe 2 inches) shorter than the stock battery. It weighs about 6lb less. Stock was about 10lb the scorpion is a bit under 4lb. Cranks like a beast. I rarely ever plug them in to battery tenders. I have a few times when I havent ridden a particular bike for a long time. They hold a charge much better than the agm batteries. The other Scorpion I have is the recommended OEM replacement. Its still like 300 something cca so much more than OEM. Its about half the height of OEM which can be problematic but they do come with spacer blocks you can snap on the bottom so it will still reach the cables. This one weighs about 2lb. I am a fan. The 525CCA I bought for the Speed Triple when its OEM started getting low. The Triumphs are problematic when your battery gets low. The ECU senses low voltage and shuts down to prevent damage to the sprag clutch/gear. I have since moved the bigger one to the Tiger since I run a lot more accessories on it and bought the smaller battery for the speed triple. I think I've had the 525 for 3 years or so and its still going strong. The only downside IMO is the cost. They are spendy. I got both of mine from batterystuff.com. https://www.batterystuff.com/batteries/lithium-iron-batteries/sstx14h-fp.html
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    Home Gyms

    Nice setup. We need a funny/quirky things your pets do thread.
  3. RichardCranium

    Home Gyms

    I'm sure some of us have some pretty cool setups. Post up whatcha got. Mine is in the 3rd bay of my garage. I have a heater for winter but during the summer its hot. Fortunately I like sweating. I have hex dumbbels from 6lb up to 70lb, power cage with upper and lower pulley, some goofy sit up bench that came with the cage (I bought used), a Schwinn Airdyne bike, home made chin up bar bolted to the ceiling, 100lb heavy bag and I moved the rower upstairs for the wife.
  4. RichardCranium

    Workouts

    Whats everyone doing for fitness? Any new routines kicking in for the new year? I have still been plugging away. Tweaking my workout occasionally to try to meet a new goal or occasionally to alleviate some joint or muscle irritation. I am going to recommit to getting my cardio going every morning at least 5 days a week. My current routine is similar to one I posted earlier with a few tweaks. So far I like it. The 1.5 rep set incline bench is interesting. Each rep you go down and back up halfway then up. I haven't been doing it long but it is definitely harder if nothing else. Also added a pause at the bottom of my squats to keep from bouncing. Definitely harder. Also just added calf work every day. Should be a fun experiment to see if I can get my tiny calves to grow. For cardio my plan is doing some HIIT on the AirDyne in the morning. I might also add something on my non lifting day which is typically Wed.
  5. RichardCranium

    Rear suspension 'locking' up.

    I send mine to Cogent Dynamics due to recommendations from one or more board members. https://www.motocd.com/ It was about $150. Its in NC though and with you being in Cali I'm sure there is no shortage of competent shops nearby.
  6. RichardCranium

    Tire wear

    ROFL. Some of the crazy shit those arabs do. How the fuck did they manage that anyway? Or are they in the process of crashing?
  7. RichardCranium

    Cool Ford 7.3 diesel mod.

    Jeep = Dodge. And really I think the typical my brand is awesome and your brand sucks type arguments are stupid. I AM a Ford whore and I do not like Dodge in general though they have some of the neatest/coolest looking cars. They are all pretty damn good these days.
  8. RichardCranium

    Cool Ford 7.3 diesel mod.

    Says the guy who drives a Dodge.
  9. RichardCranium

    Rear suspension 'locking' up.

    I have a Penske on my XX and it was also unknown miles. It started doing the EXACT same thing yours is doing. Sent it in for a "rebuild", which you are supposed to do every 2 or 3 years apparently, and its been perfect since.
  10. RichardCranium

    Chain cleaning brushes

    I rarely clean my chains but the last few times I have used this stuff and it works really well. https://www.walmart.com/ip/DuPont-Chain-and-Sprocket-Degreaser-11-oz/16672660 I also use the dupont chain wax since its easy to find (walmart) cheap and you can get small cans for trips. I have one of those standard 3 sided chain brushes. I just spray the degreaser on and give in a few mins. Then scrub and wipe off the chain with shop towels.
  11. The barrage is an awesome knife. I carry a mini barrage. Locks up really solid. Love it. That's a great deal.
  12. RichardCranium

    Calorie and weight management question...

    You are killing your metabolism with that shit diet. I say keep the supplements and add a lot of food. You need more of everything. It looks like you typically eat around 800 to maybe 1000 cals. No way thats enough. Preworkout at the very least have a banana in addition to your shake. You need carbs to fuel your workout. You could also just add a pb&j sandwich for preworkout but you definitely need to eat more. Track your intake for a while using an app like myfitnesspal or loseit. You need to figure out exactly how much you are eating and knowing the macros is useful too.
  13. RichardCranium

    Workouts

    Funny. I write all over my mirrors with dry erase markers too. Usually related to my workouts. Weight progressions or new ideas for exercises. Though sometimes my mind wanders and its lists of stuff I need to do around the house etc.
  14. RichardCranium

    Workouts

    I've always created or stolen and modified spreadsheets with my workouts on them. I print them out and track sets and weight as well as write the date on the top. I should keep better notes as so how my progress was rather than just numbers. I do typically make a scribble on them about vacations or injuries to explain misses or drops in weight. I have been doing 27 mins of cycling first thing in the morning before eating. I couldn't decide between steady state cardio or sprints so I am doing 10min steady state, 7 min of 30s/30s sprints and then 10 min more steady state. I always lift in the evening. I am also planning on adding a short workout for Sat to do some stuff I couldnt or just didnt work into the rest of the week like light power cleans or hang cleans, pull overs, shrugs etc. and maybe a really short heavy bag session.
  15. RichardCranium

    Workouts

    Haven't updated this in a while. I have been doing this for several weeks...or months. I just changed the order since shit kept coming up on Friday/Sat and causing me to miss that workout I moved leg day to Monday.
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