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

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  1. You covered everything I was thinking so...+1 to what redxxrdr said.
  2. Toyo OpenCountry AT2. I have run multiple sets of them. They wear very well and are relatively quiet. Will almost definitely be putting a set on the new truck soon. I was just told at the tire shop last week while getting trailer tires that the Nittos are essentially the same tire. Same company or parent company. They just look a little different. No idea if thats true but have no reason to doubt it.
  3. A little thread necromancy going on here. I have never had that cap off. The protector just goes around it.
  4. IMO bosu ball squats are sub optimal at best. Doing regular squats or pretty much any exercise where you are lifting heavy weights will strengthen your back and core. Adding the ball just makes it nearly impossible to lift to your potential and probably adds an extra probability of injury if you do try to do it heavy. Just my opinion though.
  5. Nice, Vern. We have been thinking about doing pretty much the exact same thing now that we have a camper. I wanted to extend the shop roof but its not going to be tall enough so it will be a separate carport either beside or in front of the shop. How did they anchor that thing down. Looks like it would have to be something substantial to keep it from going into parachute mode in high wind.
  6. Two is one. One is none. You are really taking a chance with only one bike. I'm here to help (with justifying a 2nd bike).
  7. Byrdman is selling his trx90. He is in IL though. Not sure if you will be able to see this: trx sportrax fourtrax 90
  8. Best thing I ever paid someone else to do. I'll try to remember to post pics tomorrow. Right now I'm trying to get a server back up so I can go back to bed. Edit: Pics added. I wanted to do this for years. Wasn't quite sure how I wanted to do it. Finally just paid someone to do it and he did a great job. I think he used 2.5" but not sure. He used a skid steer for the whole thing. The attachment he used to to prepare the area for the gravel he called a soil conditioner. It basically just shaved a few inches of grass and topsoil off and then put the gravel down. He used the material he removed to create a slight berm to help direct runoff in the back. That made a huge difference with a swampy area on the other side of the yard.
  9. Good grief this thread is all over the place. Oscar, Mike...get out. ;-) Seriously though. You have the cage already. Just do lightly weighted squats if you can. I hurt my shoulder and had to stop lifting for about 6 weeks. I started back last week but I still have pain so I just made up a upper lower circuit to help ease back into it. I've been doing squats with 135 (warm up weight) just trying to get back into it and the old unused (for 6 weeks) muscles were in sad shape. Other alternatives: Lunges. Hold dumbbells for weight. Step ups. If you have a good solid box or if your bench is high enough you can hold dumbbells or plates and step up onto the bench. Then back down and do the other leg. Simulates a good deep squat. Bavarian split squats. I have been doing Bavarian Split Squats...or just split squats after my regular squats are done to finish off my quads. They work very well and are surprisingly difficult with very little weight.
  10. Thats a slick bracket. Nice work.
  11. Not the answer to the question asked but I've used black electrical tape with good results. Short vertical strips overlapping. The residue is very minimal and wipes off easily with honda polish. Its a lot nicer looking if you want to leave it when you are out on a trip and want to stash the bags. I also used plastidip once. Taped it off and sprayed several coats. It looked really cool. It was getting thin at the end of the trip though so if you go that route put on many coats. I think I only used 3 or 4.
  12. Theres a really sweet Tiger for sale here if you just want more comfort but don't want to go total grandpa.
  13. Thats a nice clean bike. Want a bike you can ride anywhere and not need a chiropractor when you get there this is it. My XX was starting to give me grief (knee/shoulder pain) on long trips. Love my Tiger. You can pick up those infills on ebay for $50-100.
  14. You can build an AR for a song these days. Put one together on the cheap or find a decent complete one. Then you can upgrade if you want a better barrel/trigger etc.