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Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 05:31 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,224
Posted By Idle
Tough to find a bike under 400 with more than one...

Tough to find a bike under 400 with more than one cylinder.

Aprilia 750 Dorsoduro is a great bike and a good value.
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 05:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 303
Posted By Idle
From the rocker pad wear on the left and little...

From the rocker pad wear on the left and little to none on the right, id say It looks like teh left side valve was tight (held cracked open)

So...don't be puzzled if there is no leak when you put...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-19-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,132
Posted By Idle
Can we break this off into two segments? ...

Can we break this off into two segments?

Slow cruiser type big rolling roadblock runs with riders of all abilities.

"Normal" rides with the 3-6 rider group as a whole moving a bit or a lot...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-16-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 917
Views: 52,099
Posted By Idle
^derby name, so yes… ...

^derby name, so yes…

http://i1237.photobucket.com/albums/ff479/idlebog/maps/8D7149BE-66FB-48CA-9A0E-F1929408E6E0-71-0000000B347D2D23_zps17de7d65.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-15-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 407
Views: 11,061
Posted By Idle
I only wanted to quote the bold part. There's a...

I only wanted to quote the bold part.
There's a lot of useful information in that sentence, and I didn't want to quote something out of context.

Anyway, you're doing it wrong.

1. Go to track...
Forum: Thumpers 12-15-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 828
Posted By Idle
http://www.motocross.is/2003/06/fjorgengisbyltingi...

http://www.motocross.is/2003/06/fjorgengisbyltingin/ :deal
Forum: Thumpers 12-13-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 828
Posted By Idle
Discuss.

Discuss.
Forum: Thumpers 12-12-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,115
Posted By Idle
Some Husqvarna history can be found here: ...

Some Husqvarna history can be found here:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=969492

Feel free to comment on that orphan, it is worth keeping on the front page for a little while...
Forum: Equipment 12-12-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,450
Posted By Idle
I have the 2009? Tech 8's with the stitched sole...

I have the 2009? Tech 8's with the stitched sole also. 4 years now. I'm a 13 and they fit like a 13.5. (great) They were $269 on clearance at the yammy shop.

FWIW, Fox race comp in a 13 is pretty...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-12-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,006
Posted By Idle
Pushing the bike down and remaining seated...

Pushing the bike down and remaining seated upright works the suspension more so than staying inline with the bike or hanging off. That can be a good thing or maybe not...


It's fine if your bike...
Forum: The Garage 12-11-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 660
Posted By Idle
Thanks, but that's not likely the problem as it's...

Thanks, but that's not likely the problem as it's definitly oversized.

The carb is dialed, it fires first kick, or first or second time tdc comes around on the button. Whether it's cold, warm, or...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-11-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 521
Views: 119,481
Posted By Idle
I'd lik to see it roosting a corner or in the...

I'd lik to see it roosting a corner or in the air.
Try Photobucket, its easy.
Forum: The Garage 12-09-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 660
Posted By Idle
I charged the shorai again, and ten minutes later...

I charged the shorai again, and ten minutes later it only had enough power to spin it 4-5 times. (decomp lever pulled)

Kicked it over and rode it just 5 minutes and it starts fine, sounds strong...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-08-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 10,973
Posted By Idle
Hey you two...^^ Find an empty lot to...

Hey you two...^^

Find an empty lot to practice stoppies and threshold braking.

It's much safer, as there isnt a bunch of grease on the pavement as typically found at intersections.


You're...
Forum: The Garage 12-08-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 660
Posted By Idle
Well alrighty then...(`_)ゞ I haven't...

Well alrighty then...(`_)ゞ

I haven't charged it up again. It seems pointless. It dropped from 13 volts to 11 volts after just a few seconds of cranking and still shows 11v a day later.


...
Forum: The Garage 12-08-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 660
Posted By Idle
http://i1237.photobucket.com/albums/ff479/idlebog/...

http://i1237.photobucket.com/albums/ff479/idlebog/maps/E1489E7F-431E-40F0-8767-8D7292985AB0-184-000000FCB8FBC458_zpsf571fff0.jpg
Forum: The Garage 12-08-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 660
Posted By Idle
Computer Amp Draw questions

2005 Husaberg FS650e with around 500 hours/19,000 miles.

The computer and likely the wiring harness is the same as on KTM 450's of this era. The OEM harness has horn, blinkers, ecetera. It is a...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-07-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 832
Posted By Idle
Chest mount (chesty) it's called, is the best for...

Chest mount (chesty) it's called, is the best for perspective and giving it some context ie; your bars in the frame.

If you mount it on the bike, the handlebar mount is decent but can be overly...
Forum: Thumpers 12-07-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,264
Posted By Idle
Yes, perhaps it would be much more than 10kg...

Yes, perhaps it would be much more than 10kg heavier.

http://i1237.photobucket.com/albums/ff479/idlebog/E3BB3474-90CD-48B0-9396-6D98FE368265-1459-00000135975752ED.jpg
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-05-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 10,973
Posted By Idle
There's a Prius forum where folks are likely...

There's a Prius forum where folks are likely discussing how to get the best fuel mileage.

1. I don't use my turn signals at all because they use electricity.

2. I always drive in the fast lane...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-05-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,487
Posted By Idle
That was covered. :deal Thanks for taking...

That was covered. :deal

Thanks for taking the time WP.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-05-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,361
Posted By Idle
It's loaded up on another page, I'm going to read...

It's loaded up on another page, I'm going to read it right now.
Forum: The Garage 12-04-2014, 12:31 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,089
Posted By Idle
Manual transmission? No problem. Automatic?...

Manual transmission? No problem.

Automatic? No problem, just don't use overdrive.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-03-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 10,973
Posted By Idle
Will not proceed through a stopsign until the...

Will not proceed through a stopsign until the psycho motorcyclist has come to a complete stop and put a foot down.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-03-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 631
Posted By Idle
Sprint. I'm British.

Sprint.
I'm British.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-02-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 407
Views: 11,061
Posted By Idle
Absolutely possible. I simply stated I didn't...

Absolutely possible.
I simply stated I didn't have to do any hazard avoidance on the track.

Nor would your average street rider on his/her first or 5th trackday.

I, and many others just...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-02-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 407
Views: 11,061
Posted By Idle
I am positive that riding on the road, in the...

I am positive that riding on the road, in the dirt, and in empty parking lots not
only made me a better track rider, but helped me get my money's worth.

I have just 4 years of riding. About...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-01-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,181
Posted By Idle
Laugh How slow you mean? Painfully slow on sharp...

How slow you mean?
Painfully slow on sharp rights. I need to work on brake slides.

Having someone on your wing kind of validates my caution.

17" slicks at 25psi have something to do with it...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-29-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 996
Posted By Idle
What bike, and in what conditions do you ride in?

What bike, and in what conditions do you ride in?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-27-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 407
Views: 11,061
Posted By Idle
There are no surprises on the track unless you...

There are no surprises on the track unless you are racing, or you go to pass someone and they happen to be practicing imaginary hazard avoidance.

I just don't at all see how track days can help...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-27-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,042
Posted By Idle
http://i1237.photobucket.com/albums/ff479/idlebog/...

http://i1237.photobucket.com/albums/ff479/idlebog/e1c5d440.jpg

3 miles uphill on slicks was fun. Oddly enough, there was "better" traction in the icy ruts than on the old snow on the roadside.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-27-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 3,010
Views: 831,430
Posted By Idle
Nice climb and plate, and good perspective from...

Nice climb and plate, and good perspective from the rear cam.

Don't know if this is a repost.

500exc snow ride

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NP2cP5k5ohw&feature=youtube_gdata_player
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-25-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 1,628
Views: 117,159
Posted By Idle
Heading out now (from Fair Oaks) via auburn...

Heading out now (from Fair Oaks) via auburn Folsom. 9:45 is great.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-25-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 1,628
Views: 117,159
Posted By Idle
Sounds good, dont show up early though, I should...

Sounds good, dont show up early though, I should be able to make it there by 9:35.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-25-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 1,628
Views: 117,159
Posted By Idle
^^What time and place? Be nice please, I just...

^^What time and place? Be nice please, I just woke up. I could make 8:30.
I'm on my Husaberg w/knobs. Fair Oaks.
Forum: Thumpers 11-24-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,223
Posted By Idle
Well, I cut some plusses in my half worn 606 rear...

Well, I cut some plusses in my half worn 606 rear and it seemed to help hold on slippery side slopes a little better.

It seemed like it hooked up better everywhere also, so I cut them deeper.
...
Forum: Thumpers 11-20-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,223
Posted By Idle
Did you ride it down the belts? I have a...

Did you ride it down the belts?


I have a MXMH front, (dot) and am trying to decide which rear and which size to buy.

For Northern CA, single track, hard pack, and rocky fire roads, wet,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-19-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,114
Posted By Idle
I've heard it all. "you need a 21" wheel to...

I've heard it all.

"you need a 21" wheel to ride dirt"
"you need knobbies to ride off road"
"you should have just bought a street bike"
"are you going to be able to keep up"



I would...
Forum: Thumpers 11-17-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 379
Views: 53,810
Posted By Idle
Lol @ the shipping... It must be packaged...

Lol @ the shipping...

It must be packaged with cashmere socks or dollar bills instead of bubble wrap.

Thanks for the heads up Trev.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-15-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 1,628
Views: 117,159
Posted By Idle
We rode supermotos a month ago there...a...

We rode supermotos a month ago there...a clockwise loop from downtown NC, North Bloomfield road, to well...umm...North Bloomfield, right on Relief Hill road heads right into Washington. Maybert road...
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