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Forum: Road warriors 03-06-2015, 09:00 AM
Replies: 401
Views: 66,081
Posted By ThrottleJock
This is surprising to me, but I've never ridden...

This is surprising to me, but I've never ridden an SMT. They must be overly sterilized as you mentioned. My (older, carb'ed) 950 SM is REEEDICULOUS, it wheelies so hard in the first 3 gears that...
Forum: Road warriors 03-06-2015, 08:43 AM
Replies: 401
Views: 66,081
Posted By ThrottleJock
In fact, that quote in my signature... "if you...

In fact, that quote in my signature... "if you don't like my driving, get the hell off the sidewalk" came from the CR500 "dual sport" days. Made a lot of friends on that thing, I'm sure. :rofl
Forum: Road warriors 03-06-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 401
Views: 66,081
Posted By ThrottleJock
Agreed. I've got an R1150GS now and although...

Agreed. I've got an R1150GS now and although somehow amazingly it's my 2nd favorite bike out of the shit tons of bikes that I've owned (behind my current trials bike), it is SO competent that if...
Forum: Road warriors 03-03-2015, 05:47 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,571
Posted By ThrottleJock
I like your style, dude. You remind me of myself....

I like your style, dude. You remind me of myself. Full on roadrace bike with 'glass bodywork and a couple of Denali D1's mounted as headlights. Awesome. :)
Forum: Road warriors 03-03-2015, 05:43 AM
Replies: 4,358
Views: 708,610
Posted By ThrottleJock
They're quite loud. :D They effectively...

They're quite loud. :D

They effectively turn the mild mannered W650 into a pissed off anti-social heathen. With earplugs, fine for 100 mile rides... but I wouldn't want to run these on my touring...
Forum: Road warriors 03-02-2015, 06:40 PM
Replies: 4,358
Views: 708,610
Posted By ThrottleJock
The exhaust is a couple of Emgo shorties. The...

The exhaust is a couple of Emgo shorties. The headers are stock, just removed the stock silencers and used a couple of couplers. No cutting, no welding. I've used them on multiple bikes (XS650,...
Forum: Road warriors 03-01-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 4,358
Views: 708,610
Posted By ThrottleJock
Thanks! I think he did a great job with it. It's...

Thanks! I think he did a great job with it. It's a Hotwing glass universal xr flattracker seat setup like this one on ebay
...
Forum: Road warriors 03-01-2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 10,140
Views: 1,654,485
Posted By ThrottleJock
Thanks man, I'm pretty happy with how it turned...

Thanks man, I'm pretty happy with how it turned out! Give the wrap a try, it's really neat stuff. I'm stoked that I no longer have to pay crazy money for paint jobs on my project bikes.

You should...
Forum: Road warriors 03-01-2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 10,140
Views: 1,654,485
Posted By ThrottleJock
The tail tidy is the R&G unit, I found one on...

The tail tidy is the R&G unit, I found one on ebay for $149. Overpriced for what it is but the quality is great; it's solid, powder-coated, came with nice hardware & plenty of it. Traditionally I...
Forum: Road warriors 03-01-2015, 06:24 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,571
Posted By ThrottleJock
I've found that the best thing to do is to drill...

I've found that the best thing to do is to drill the new (dirt) bar for the nub and leave it on. Especially on the throttle side. These bars have more than enough strength for street use - I've...
Forum: Road warriors 03-01-2015, 06:18 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,571
Posted By ThrottleJock
Before I switched over to euro bikes I did this...

Before I switched over to euro bikes I did this dirtbike bars on a sportbike thing to all of my bikes. I come from a dirt/trials background and the low clip-ons never felt right to me. Below are a...
Forum: Road warriors 03-01-2015, 06:00 AM
Replies: 4,358
Views: 708,610
Posted By ThrottleJock
Pic of my dad an early iteration of his W650...

Pic of my dad an early iteration of his W650 "street tracker". It's been a wonderful bike, he bought it new and between the two of us we've racked up almost 30,000 miles on it. HARD miles. Back-road...
Forum: Road warriors 02-26-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 10,140
Views: 1,654,485
Posted By ThrottleJock
There are a zillion youtube videos on how to do...

There are a zillion youtube videos on how to do it, but this is the one that I watched first that led me to believe that I could do it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ctGOhD3gNI

And here's a...
Forum: Road warriors 02-26-2015, 10:11 AM
Replies: 10,140
Views: 1,654,485
Posted By ThrottleJock
I've gotta tell you, this new automotive vinyl...

I've gotta tell you, this new automotive vinyl wrap is pretty amazing stuff. I couldn't bring myself to spend $175 per shroud for stupid piece of plastic, so - nothing to lose, I figured I'd give it...
Forum: Road warriors 02-26-2015, 06:46 AM
Replies: 10,140
Views: 1,654,485
Posted By ThrottleJock
Just sharing a few pics of my new favorite bike....

Just sharing a few pics of my new favorite bike. It's been snowing/freezing here so with the exception of a handful of 45min rides it's been getting special treatment in the garage. So far, I've...
Forum: Road warriors 02-20-2015, 04:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 19,119
Posted By ThrottleJock
KTM 950 SM or 990 SMR with tall seat and bars...

KTM 950 SM or 990 SMR with tall seat and bars moved to forward position, or BMW R1200GS. (Don't discount the "sport" ability of a GS until you go ride one). They're both wonderfully spacious.
Forum: Road warriors 02-19-2015, 05:49 PM
Replies: 10,140
Views: 1,654,485
Posted By ThrottleJock
Exactly, that's the sense that I'm getting. I'm...

Exactly, that's the sense that I'm getting. I'm coming from a background of bikes that are on the knife edge, mathematical in the way that you ride them. Brake, cut, trail, apex, roll on, track out....
Forum: Equipment 02-19-2015, 10:19 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 35,043
Posted By ThrottleJock
This is the coolest post/thread ever. Big thanks...

This is the coolest post/thread ever. Big thanks to the OP for sharing this info. I've got sleep apnea as well and that's the FIRST thing I thought of when I was assigned/tethered to my machine....
Forum: Road warriors 02-19-2015, 05:12 AM
Replies: 10,140
Views: 1,654,485
Posted By ThrottleJock
Dude! Now we're getting somewhere... thanks for...

Dude! Now we're getting somewhere... thanks for the response. Coincidentally I dropped the forks back flush to try to compensate for what I perceive as a too-low spring rate in the front (and...
Forum: Road warriors 02-17-2015, 03:56 PM
Replies: 10,140
Views: 1,654,485
Posted By ThrottleJock
I went and rode it again today (around the...

I went and rode it again today (around the neighborhood, dodging ice patches) and it feels much better with the x-bikes settings. It still feels like it wants to drop into turns and flop the front...
Forum: Road warriors 02-17-2015, 06:25 AM
Replies: 10,140
Views: 1,654,485
Posted By ThrottleJock
Suspension setup

Okay I've read what I think is every post & article ever written on recommended suspension setup for the 950, and mostly I'm just turned around.

I'm 195lbs with gear on, ex-roadracer so I like to...
Forum: Road warriors 02-16-2015, 06:51 AM
Replies: 10,140
Views: 1,654,485
Posted By ThrottleJock
I ordered some gloss black 3M vinyl wrap & tools....

I ordered some gloss black 3M vinyl wrap & tools. I'm going to take a swing at wrapping the shrouds. Wish me luck. :rofl
Forum: Road warriors 02-16-2015, 04:37 AM
Replies: 10,140
Views: 1,654,485
Posted By ThrottleJock
New guy, looking for some parts

Howdy fellers, new guy here - I just picked up a mechanically very clean '07 BLACK SM on Saturday. Cosmetically it looks a little tattered, may have taken one run through a gravel trap at some point...
Forum: Road warriors 02-08-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 917
Views: 205,111
Posted By ThrottleJock
Question for you SMR guys. I'm going to buy...

Question for you SMR guys. I'm going to buy either a 950 SM or a 990 SMR in the next month or so. I REALLY want the SMR because I think it looks fantastic, but I've been watching these things for a...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-12-2013, 10:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,441
Posted By ThrottleJock
This forum is amazing. I lifted my tank last...

This forum is amazing. I lifted my tank last night for something and this morning my bike was running terrible, dead right cylinder til 4000rpm. While on my way to the shop with a sick feeling in my...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-05-2013, 12:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,023
Posted By ThrottleJock
Love it, I want to change the color on my R1150gs...

Love it, I want to change the color on my R1150gs to something less boring (than black). Do they sell plasti-dip in white now? Where the hell have I been?Looks awesome, visually lightens up the bike.
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2013, 08:25 AM
Replies: 3,041
Views: 865,314
Posted By ThrottleJock
And now for something a little different: ...

And now for something a little different:
http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u313/ThrottleJock/image_zps6b57f0b7.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 05-02-2013, 06:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 869
Posted By ThrottleJock
Givi top box with pad would be something to look...

Givi top box with pad would be something to look at. Dorky as hell but cheap as BMW luggage goes and excellent for the passenger, my wife loves this bike because she has that backrest (and can put...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-04-2013, 10:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,894
Posted By ThrottleJock
Anybody tried plasti-dipping their (spoked) rims?

I've got a 2000 1150GS, black. SUPER clean, super low mileage (well, for a 2000 GS... 34K). BUt it looks grandpa to me and I've been kicking around the idea of having the wheels re-laced to black...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-19-2013, 04:06 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,757
Posted By ThrottleJock
I love your signature. "Ride 'til you can't"....

I love your signature. "Ride 'til you can't". Yep.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-19-2013, 01:09 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,757
Posted By ThrottleJock
I think maybe I'm just getting old. :) I...

I think maybe I'm just getting old. :)

I sold my last roadrace bike (a K6 GSX-R) late last year (after wadding it up into a little ball and ripping a huge hole in my calf), and just sold my...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-18-2013, 06:05 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,757
Posted By ThrottleJock
I'm 36 and just got my first GS. Been riding and...

I'm 36 and just got my first GS. Been riding and racing bikes for almost 25yrs now and just recently "got" it. That is, it takes some time for even the most eclectic young motorcyclist to get past...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-16-2013, 04:45 PM
Replies: 11,062
Views: 3,741,856
Posted By ThrottleJock
Here are a couple pics of my current favorites. I...

Here are a couple pics of my current favorites. I ride all my bikes like it's an "adventure" so don't knock the bobber SR500...
Forum: Trials 12-13-2012, 03:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,372
Posted By ThrottleJock
If you end up needing any parts for that thing...

If you end up needing any parts for that thing I've got a new Gas Gas dealer here in NC that's awesome. Extremely trustworthy, communicative, helpful (as in I called him and said I need that thingy...
Forum: Trials 12-06-2012, 01:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,372
Posted By ThrottleJock
I've never had a problem starting mine, but I do...

I've never had a problem starting mine, but I do the fuel-on, lean-til-it-dribbles, put-in-gear-and-rock-back-and-forth trick on all open 2 strokes. They seem to like that routine. 2nd kick every...
Forum: Trials 10-22-2012, 12:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,574
Posted By ThrottleJock
Hi Laser ,silly question - how does a guy contact...

Hi Laser ,silly question - how does a guy contact Jack's Cycles? I'm excited that there's another source for GG parts than the USA distributor, who I've decided is no longer worth my emotional health...
Forum: Trials 09-06-2012, 11:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,574
Posted By ThrottleJock
Exact same thing happened to me at my last event,...

Exact same thing happened to me at my last event, pinned my foot between the lever and a stump and all of a sudden the shifter is all wonky, it'll still find a gear sometimes but won't center back to...
Forum: Road warriors 06-20-2012, 12:08 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 11,883
Posted By ThrottleJock
Whoa, our presence is being graced by a MotoGP...

Whoa, our presence is being graced by a MotoGP racer? Let see if I can guess who this mystery racer is... Suzuki's out of GP for 2012 but there's been one Suzuki-powered CRT bike which ran a wildcard...
Forum: Road warriors 06-18-2012, 04:27 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 11,883
Posted By ThrottleJock
I tour on my GSX-R750K6 via the curviest B roads...

I tour on my GSX-R750K6 via the curviest B roads that show up on my GPS and a number of times those sweet curvy roads include some sections with a few miles of dirt or gravel. So needless to say the...
Forum: Trials 06-18-2012, 03:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,690
Posted By ThrottleJock
I'm in Charlotte so I ride around here, mostly...

I'm in Charlotte so I ride around here, mostly Carolina Adventure World (I bring my woods bike too and make a day of it) for my trail riding, or for trial-specific riding I ride out at Lake Houser in...
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