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Forum: Ride reports 07-29-2013, 06:10 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,777
Posted By biggyfries
Glitch, where are you today?

Glitch, where are you today?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-11-2013, 07:12 AM
Replies: 9,094
Views: 1,816,132
Posted By biggyfries
This question wasn't so much stupid as it was...

This question wasn't so much stupid as it was kinda cute. I had a white Shoei helmet with a gold iridescent shield on it and had taken it into a grocery store to pick up something or other, and as I...
Forum: Racing 08-10-2012, 06:42 AM
Replies: 5,368
Views: 535,957
Posted By biggyfries
As Rossi said years ago (paraphrase) It's mostly...

As Rossi said years ago (paraphrase) It's mostly the rider anyway. If Stoner climbed on the Ducati today he'd find a way to get a win, and it would mostly be due to his unique skills. Wouldn't be...
Forum: Racing 07-27-2012, 03:03 AM
Replies: 249
Views: 22,754
Posted By biggyfries
The vid on Bradl on Lombard St. was a bit of a...

The vid on Bradl on Lombard St. was a bit of a disappointment--I think he had the clutch in all the way. He just tiptoed down the hill blipping the throttle a little. Anticlimatic.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-16-2012, 12:01 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 71,322
Posted By biggyfries
You might consider modifying the stock KLR...

You might consider modifying the stock KLR muffler to remove a little weight and possibly improve flow without adding much noise. Cut off the front "fishbelly" part of the muffler leaving only the...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-16-2012, 02:46 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 33,370
Posted By biggyfries
My sister was given (for free) a 1981 GL500 with...

My sister was given (for free) a 1981 GL500 with well over 100K miles on it. The owner said his riding days were over so he'd let it go. He had stored it by draining the carbs and removing the...
Forum: Racing 04-11-2012, 05:43 PM
Replies: 5,368
Views: 535,957
Posted By biggyfries
Wouldn't you reasonably expect that Rossi should...

Wouldn't you reasonably expect that Rossi should be in front of Hayden? Or could Hayden's skills actually be sharper than Dr's? I know he's thought to be a superman but I'm just not seeing it.
Maybe...
Forum: Racing 04-11-2012, 12:26 PM
Replies: 5,368
Views: 535,957
Posted By biggyfries
I wonder if someone were able to make it happen,...

I wonder if someone were able to make it happen, and Stoner traded bikes with Rossi, which would be the next man to win a race? Yeah I know its idle speculation, or just imagining, what-if's, but I...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-06-2012, 05:50 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,814
Posted By biggyfries
Is Canada considered Northwest? If so, consider...

Is Canada considered Northwest? If so, consider going north of Spokane to Nelson, BC and surrounding area. Its the Kootenay region, and there are hundreds of miles of loops, new pavement, few...
Forum: Racing 02-05-2012, 10:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,329
Posted By biggyfries
I don't see you as foolish at all, you are...

I don't see you as foolish at all, you are attempting to race on a budget, that's all--I say you are a noble guy to undertake this project. I wonder what you could get for your KLR? It seems VERY...
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2012, 05:02 AM
Replies: 5,235
Views: 1,245,692
Posted By biggyfries
Please tell me the make of the rear tire and the...

Please tell me the make of the rear tire and the size. It looks bigger than the average rear tire without being TOO big.
Forum: Beasts 01-22-2012, 04:11 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,017
Posted By biggyfries
I have a DL1000 with the 16T front sprocket...

I have a DL1000 with the 16T front sprocket (stock is 17) and it seems to be the right ratio for me. Someone asked if the odo is off with the 16T sprocket--answer: it is real close--so close I have...
Forum: Beasts 01-01-2012, 10:01 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,017
Posted By biggyfries
I went with a 16t front sprocket (stock 41t rear)...

I went with a 16t front sprocket (stock 41t rear) not long after I bought my bike, and after four years I still like that ratio--its a bit snappier than with the stock 17t, but I still get excellent...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-11-2011, 09:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,534
Posted By biggyfries
In WA state it is absolutely IMPOSSIBLE to...

In WA state it is absolutely IMPOSSIBLE to license a non-titled bike or car. The ONLY chance is to title it in another state and transfer it that way, after a WA inspection by the Hiway Patrol. They...
Forum: Thumpers 12-10-2011, 03:26 PM
Replies: 5,235
Views: 1,245,692
Posted By biggyfries
So it still seems kinda stock to the casual...

So it still seems kinda stock to the casual observer, the printing on it still says its stock anyway, it sounds a tiny bit deeper, and it lost about half of its weight, so it seems like a win-win. It...
Forum: Thumpers 12-10-2011, 03:23 PM
Replies: 5,235
Views: 1,245,692
Posted By biggyfries
It started out I was trying to kill Tweety, and I...

It started out I was trying to kill Tweety, and I had already removed the center baffle from the can--Tweety was gone. then after the mod mentioned above, I saw that the rear fender was getting a lot...
Forum: Thumpers 12-10-2011, 03:18 PM
Replies: 5,235
Views: 1,245,692
Posted By biggyfries
Mod the stock muffler

I did this a couple of years ago and it is hanging in there as good as stock--it only sounds a little bit louder than stock too--a tiny bit deeper
Forum: Beasts 11-23-2011, 06:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,070
Posted By biggyfries
I have a DL1000K7 and it leaned quite a bit when...

I have a DL1000K7 and it leaned quite a bit when it was new, and since then I have added slightly larger tires so she was leaning a lot--so since I am a welder I added 1 1/2" to the stock sidestand,...
Forum: Racing 10-25-2011, 12:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 11,905
Posted By biggyfries
I'm a big supporter of the a la carte strategy....

I'm a big supporter of the a la carte strategy. If the smaller channels die, let em die. If they are not biringing in revenue and haven't got veiwers, let em die.
On the size of your bill, YOU are...
Forum: Racing 09-17-2011, 12:34 PM
Replies: 5,692
Views: 594,134
Posted By biggyfries
Where is that written?

Where is that written?
Forum: Racing 09-11-2011, 12:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,947
Posted By biggyfries
Go to track days with an eye to absorbing all...

Go to track days with an eye to absorbing all info and talk to racers and new aspiring racers. Offer to help work the corners and just get your feet wet that way--the next step will become obvious...
Forum: Racing 08-12-2011, 10:13 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 14,602
Posted By biggyfries
I attended my only GP here in Brno and found it...

I attended my only GP here in Brno and found it very exciting--the track was impressive in size and physical features--that is a serious hill! I called it "horsepower hill" because it revealed who...
Forum: Racing 05-12-2011, 06:58 PM
Replies: 440
Views: 26,712
Posted By biggyfries
It seems Nicky and Rossi were fairly...

It seems Nicky and Rossi were fairly co-operative, even friendly when they were at Honda. I heard they didn't have a wall in the garage as some 'teams' do. I'm guessing Nicky is glad to have Rossi's...
Forum: Racing 05-12-2011, 11:03 AM
Replies: 440
Views: 26,712
Posted By biggyfries
Looking at todays photos of the Ducati team they...

Looking at todays photos of the Ducati team they show Rossi surrounded with attentive technicians, and Nicky sitting alone, back to the wall with technicians with their backs turned to him--I wonder...
Forum: Racing 05-12-2011, 10:59 AM
Replies: 440
Views: 26,712
Posted By biggyfries
Mike, even though you're not going to LeMans I am...

Mike, even though you're not going to LeMans I am still interested in your views and learned something about the place that makes your article worthwhile.
I have attended only one Motogp event, '06...
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2011, 12:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,080
Posted By biggyfries
I have an 18 incher on the front of my KLR, and I...

I have an 18 incher on the front of my KLR, and I can't say there is a huge improvement anywhere, unless you ride where there are lots of rocks. The 18 incher with a suitable big tire shrugs off big...
Forum: Canada 06-29-2010, 12:26 AM
Replies: 409
Views: 39,943
Posted By biggyfries
I had the DL1000 'Goldwing'

It was my first BC Big Trailie event, and I want to thank Manxman for his organizational skills. I came to the event not sure what the roads looked like, but I knew I wanted to attend, I just had a...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-16-2008, 04:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,322
Posted By biggyfries
May I say for the record, Henry has nads like...

May I say for the record, Henry has nads like cantalopes to even be in that area when it was as slick as it was--hats off to a strong effort. We had no idea it was going to be so treacherous--the...
Forum: Beasts 09-18-2008, 02:17 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,675
Posted By biggyfries
I got a DL1000 last year, traded a ZZR1200 for...

I got a DL1000 last year, traded a ZZR1200 for it, and even tho I miss the motor of the ZZR, I LOVE the Strom. If you ride double or like a lot of speed, get the 1000. The consensus seems to be the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-06-2008, 02:22 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 15,231
Posted By biggyfries
amk, I was going to suggest you stay away from...

amk, I was going to suggest you stay away from those damned ol KLR's cuz everyone knows they take a little maintainence, but then you say you have no interest in having one-- its just a philosophical...
Forum: Thumpers 08-30-2008, 03:57 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 12,073
Posted By biggyfries
I saw a photo of a bike made by Craig Vetter that...

I saw a photo of a bike made by Craig Vetter that had a fairing on it that resembled a watermelon seed on its edge. He had something like a Honda Helix for a basis, only because he happened to have...
Forum: Alaska 08-30-2008, 02:30 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 14,897
Posted By biggyfries
I became aware of Gov. Palin when I heard she was...

I became aware of Gov. Palin when I heard she was dumping the Governor's private airliner--she sold it on Ebay. At the time I was very impressed with a politician who did as she said and vowed to...
Forum: Alaska 08-21-2008, 05:47 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 7,383
Posted By biggyfries
Rules or not, troy makes a pretty good point.

Rules or not, troy makes a pretty good point.
Forum: Alaska 08-12-2008, 11:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,248
Posted By biggyfries
Its all because of that damned global warming.

Its all because of that damned global warming.
Forum: Canada 07-12-2008, 07:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,053
Posted By biggyfries
In my area there were something like 20...

In my area there were something like 20 motorcycle deaths in '06 and it went to 30 deaths in '07. Increases are not good, but the total number of riders has doubled recently and total number of miles...
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2008, 09:03 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 15,739
Posted By biggyfries
Was anyone thinking of Doug Domokos (the Wheelie...

Was anyone thinking of Doug Domokos (the Wheelie King) who was notable for wheelying a KZ1300 dresser around a motocross track(!)? I know this is going back a long time--early "stuntah".
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-26-2008, 01:01 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,293
Posted By biggyfries
I'm waving less these days, not to be rude but...

I'm waving less these days, not to be rude but because there are so many 2-wheelers now, especially in town--scooters, mini-bikes, etc, so I nod or return a wave when its easy, but I try to be...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-24-2008, 08:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 825
Posted By biggyfries
Thumb Congratulations on your choice--I got my '07...

Congratulations on your choice--I got my '07 almost a year ago and I love it--one of the most satisfying bikes I ever owned. Utterly reliable, too.
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2008, 04:27 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,216
Posted By biggyfries
Hondo, I haven't seen pics of your bike in...

Hondo, I haven't seen pics of your bike in awhile--its looking way good. Lots of mods, and I bet its working great too. Nice going.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-13-2008, 09:34 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,846
Posted By biggyfries
I rest my case.

I rest my case.
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