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Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2009, 07:48 PM
Replies: 102,458
Views: 20,076,269
Posted By Watson
...I give a rat's arse. Thanks for sharing...this...

...I give a rat's arse. Thanks for sharing...this shit makes me jealous, but I dig the ride rpts anyway.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-08-2009, 09:21 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 27,486
Posted By Watson
just before the big launch

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k315/watson1969/meandscott.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-07-2009, 08:52 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,474
Posted By Watson
this is jo mamma, not a jury deliberation room....

this is jo mamma, not a jury deliberation room. also, your analogy blows.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-07-2009, 08:10 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,474
Posted By Watson
You threw down a woman?? How dare you.... :D ...

You threw down a woman?? How dare you.... :D Consider yourself lucky they didn't call the cops and dump a package of criminal charges on you.
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2009, 04:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 743
Posted By Watson
Cool wife, but I'm more jealous of the...

Cool wife, but I'm more jealous of the Dualsport/Livin in Arizona combo. GA is alright, but you Western folks have got world-sized backyards to get lost in.
Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2009, 09:27 AM
Replies: 102,458
Views: 20,076,269
Posted By Watson
Here's one of the few pics I took ridin' thru...

Here's one of the few pics I took ridin' thru Oconee...crummy camera phone. Gonna have to get me a point-n-shoot 'cause I aint haulin an SLR around:
...
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2009, 02:38 PM
Replies: 102,458
Views: 20,076,269
Posted By Watson
i take it back

...i take back just about every damn word I wrote defending the Suzuki gel seat. I spent a little over 9 hrs on the DR yesterday, only goin' about 400 miles, but spent a lot of time on dirt, gravel...
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2009, 08:54 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,904
Posted By Watson
My two cents on the DR in terms of comfort. I did...

My two cents on the DR in terms of comfort. I did a little over 375 miles yesterday, road and dirt. Lots of 60+ mph country roads to get to whatever dirt I can find in GA. The thing that tired be out...
Forum: Thumpers 06-20-2009, 09:07 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 12,984
Posted By Watson
...well, I'm not gonna swear by IMS tanks, but...

...well, I'm not gonna swear by IMS tanks, but mine is A-OK with me. I commute on the DR everyday of the week when possible. I've put a little over 4500 miles on the bike since purchasing it last...
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2009, 09:01 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 12,984
Posted By Watson
Post pictures of the cap damage. Are you...

Post pictures of the cap damage. Are you referring to the piece on the left in this picture?

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/ProductImages/300/632935727888396771i26231.jpg

That piece...
Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2009, 12:25 PM
Replies: 102,458
Views: 20,076,269
Posted By Watson
Agreed on both. I was thinkin a white towel with...

Agreed on both. I was thinkin a white towel with alligator clips+fishin weights clipped to the corners to keep it flyin off on windy days. Easier to store...I don't really like ridin with seat...
Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2009, 11:03 AM
Replies: 102,458
Views: 20,076,269
Posted By Watson
My DR came with the gel seat from PO. As long as...

My DR came with the gel seat from PO. As long as I ride it often enough, my ass is good for a run on a full tank, but i do need that break. If I've been off the little hog for a week, the ass has to...
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2009, 08:52 PM
Replies: 102,458
Views: 20,076,269
Posted By Watson
:lol3 Ok, i know this isn't Jo Mamma, but this...

:lol3 Ok, i know this isn't Jo Mamma, but this kinda deserves the Oh Snap!
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2009, 08:48 PM
Replies: 102,458
Views: 20,076,269
Posted By Watson
So that's what the DR looks like without hand...

So that's what the DR looks like without hand guards. Damn, I'm keepin' mine on afterall :lol3

I'm just a n00b to ADV, but not to riding...so I guess I can say "welcome." Good choice for a first...
Forum: Thumpers 06-15-2009, 09:02 PM
Replies: 102,458
Views: 20,076,269
Posted By Watson
Ok, so I finally got around to ordering these...

Ok, so I finally got around to ordering these mirrors from TPI. Put 'em on, adjusted, then went for a spin.

Vibration: The beefy stems must be the key....no noticeable vibes in the 0 - 60mph...
Forum: Thumpers 06-15-2009, 06:08 PM
Replies: 102,458
Views: 20,076,269
Posted By Watson
I might get flogged for this, but if ya don't...

I might get flogged for this, but if ya don't wanna touch the carb, and ya don't know a shop you can trust, try Seafoam. For the record, I'm not much of a believer in fuel/oil additives. However, I...
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2009, 12:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 341
Posted By Watson
Higher octane gas in yer '03 KLR is pointless. ...

Higher octane gas in yer '03 KLR is pointless.

Google "octane explained" or "truth about octane."
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2009, 12:42 PM
Replies: 102,458
Views: 20,076,269
Posted By Watson
do it!! my take on this from a cash savings...

do it!! my take on this from a cash savings perspective is to get one that someone has already tinkered with and/or added on to.
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2009, 11:42 AM
Replies: 102,458
Views: 20,076,269
Posted By Watson
Hmm, yeah, this one might spiral out of control....

Hmm, yeah, this one might spiral out of control. The analogy i was going for was small, simple, light, affordable, and fun. I couldn't stand the site of that Cub until I got checked-out in it. Little...
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2009, 09:31 AM
Replies: 102,458
Views: 20,076,269
Posted By Watson
I was perfectly happy with the DR at 250+...

I was perfectly happy with the DR at 250+ lbs...on and off road, although my off-road time has been dirt roads, open fields, and a little single track. It was mushy, but totally doable if yer not...
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2009, 07:26 PM
Replies: 102,458
Views: 20,076,269
Posted By Watson
It aint for everyone. Personally, this DR650 is...

It aint for everyone. Personally, this DR650 is the absolute favorite of the bikes i've owned or ridden. I believe a DR owner's fondness for this bike is synonymous to private pilots who love the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2009, 09:48 AM
Replies: 102,458
Views: 20,076,269
Posted By Watson
I've been ignoring this to-do for too long...at...

I've been ignoring this to-do for too long...at that price, I might as well give 'em a shot.
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2009, 09:45 AM
Replies: 102,458
Views: 20,076,269
Posted By Watson
Not bad...how about a close-up of that headlight...

Not bad...how about a close-up of that headlight assembly? Also, remove everything from your PIC URLs after the .jpg, or simply use the links provided for each image provided by photobucket.
...
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2009, 08:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,240
Posted By Watson
Just enjoy the 130 lbs lighter bike, and one less...

Just enjoy the 130 lbs lighter bike, and one less system to fail.
Forum: Thumpers 06-06-2009, 03:17 PM
Replies: 102,458
Views: 20,076,269
Posted By Watson
Good lookin' bike...and nice photo, dude. You...

Good lookin' bike...and nice photo, dude. You must be sportin' and SLR w/ nice lens. If that shot came from a point-n-click, you better spil the beans on that :D
Forum: Thumpers 05-27-2009, 09:22 AM
Replies: 102,458
Views: 20,076,269
Posted By Watson
...do you ship to the US?? :lol3

...do you ship to the US?? :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 05-25-2009, 04:29 PM
Replies: 102,458
Views: 20,076,269
Posted By Watson
:lol3 ...damn, dude...yes, it's the oil cooler....

:lol3 ...damn, dude...yes, it's the oil cooler. ...or wer'te you joking, and i didn't get it...

As for mounting it there...I'd be curious about drag and turbulence at higher speeds.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-23-2009, 05:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,068
Posted By Watson
you need octane booster :augie

you need octane booster :augie
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-23-2009, 05:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,173
Posted By Watson
agreed...coincidentally, this happened to me...

agreed...coincidentally, this happened to me earlier in the week. Leaving the school my wife works at - she's gotta move her classroom, again. I was rolling to a stop at a T intersection, and here...
Forum: Face plant 05-22-2009, 01:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,380
Posted By Watson
Negligent driver. File civil suit. No injuries?...

Negligent driver. File civil suit. No injuries? No problems, you still have a case. People must be made aware of motorcyclists...one way or another....
Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2009, 09:11 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,947
Posted By Watson
yup...they say the Ginseng gives it better...

yup...they say the Ginseng gives it better endurance

http://www.0-60mag.com/online/wp-content/uploads/2007/09/22oznos-wcap.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2009, 07:16 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,947
Posted By Watson
Not trying to be internet tough, here, but what...

Not trying to be internet tough, here, but what exactly are "with good results?" These comments baffle me...if yer a mechanic of sorts, and you've done a breakdown of the engine, analyzing component...
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2009, 08:18 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,947
Posted By Watson
1) Regarding the ability to neutralize combustion...

1) Regarding the ability to neutralize combustion acids "Both Castrol automotive oils faired rather poorly here, as did both of Honda's bike oils."

2) Regarding Total Base Number (TBN), an oil's...
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2009, 06:43 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,947
Posted By Watson
If you think synthetic oils do wonders to add...

If you think synthetic oils do wonders to add life to your bike, check out the latest on NOS. I heard two cans in a tank does wonders for "high performance" and "cleaning engines." There's a highly...
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2009, 02:16 PM
Replies: 102,458
Views: 20,076,269
Posted By Watson
Here's another YES on the 130/90 for the rear....

Here's another YES on the 130/90 for the rear. Other than a change in feel during acceleration from a stop, and some interesting sensations during low speed turns (which have been disputed, but I...
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2009, 06:40 PM
Replies: 102,458
Views: 20,076,269
Posted By Watson
...eh, you could be right. I wouldn't have made...

...eh, you could be right. I wouldn't have made the remark had it not been for someone else's similar observation with the same tires. I don't particularly care much about MPG, other than doing the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2009, 05:48 PM
Replies: 102,458
Views: 20,076,269
Posted By Watson
I noticed a change when I had the D606's put...

I noticed a change when I had the D606's put on....as in a little sluggish on acceleration from a stop. After a little over 500 miles on 'em, my MPG numbers dropped from 49-52 to 44-47. No big deal,...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 05-18-2009, 12:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 800
Posted By Watson
I'm not the run-to-the-cops kinda guy, but in...

I'm not the run-to-the-cops kinda guy, but in this day of everyone has a cell phone, this dude needs to be careful. Especially if he's sportin an ass whoopin stick. The only dudes I know that carry a...
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2009, 08:14 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,557
Posted By Watson
From the link posted above (i've read this from...

From the link posted above (i've read this from several other sources, as well):

Most people (probably 7 out of 10) don’t know how to correctly “lube” their Motorcycle Chain! A chain wears at...
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2009, 08:09 AM
Replies: 102,458
Views: 20,076,269
Posted By Watson
At roughly 200 lbs lighter than what yer...

At roughly 200 lbs lighter than what yer currently riding. Take one for a test ride, you won't need any of our remarks to keep yer interest alive. :evil
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