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Forum: Beasts 06-13-2011, 08:45 AM
Replies: 1,684
Views: 255,313
Posted By mjg
All the more reason Suzuki should fix the damn...

All the more reason Suzuki should fix the damn thing.

It'd be a competitive advantage! :lol3
Forum: Beasts 06-12-2011, 04:21 AM
Replies: 1,684
Views: 255,313
Posted By mjg
What they should do: Make the tall saddle...

What they should do:

Make the tall saddle stock

Rearrange the front plastic by bringing it a bit rearward to improve upper body air flow and add some cubbyhole storage

Make the frigging...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 02-16-2011, 05:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 813
Posted By mjg
Caution Falling Rock... erm, Mountain

Local folks are taking the long way round if they're heading to Salida...

DAYUM (http://www.kktv.com/home/headlines/Highway_50_Closed_Near_Cotopaxi_116198279.html) :eek1



Another story...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 02-14-2011, 05:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 570
Posted By mjg
If 2.23 is soon enough PM... I'm heading up to...

If 2.23 is soon enough PM... I'm heading up to DIA to catch a flight early that morning.
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 01-30-2011, 10:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 750
Posted By mjg
Saturday I scooted out about 0900 (yes this is...

Saturday I scooted out about 0900 (yes this is January!) with comparatively balmy temperatures at 5300' but before the morning was over I learned it was Not Hot at 8200'; there was packed snow/ice in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-28-2011, 02:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,345
Posted By mjg
Sandbags in pickup trucks

So I HAVE to know: If you put sandbags in the back of your 2WD pickup for traction should you

1) Put them directly over the rear axle

OR

2) Put them as close to the rear of the bed as...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 01-28-2011, 09:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 750
Posted By mjg
Talking Cañon City Welcomes You!

Hi,

Just wanted to have a thread with this beautiful city as the focus. :clap

I moved here last year and finally managed to get my KLR650 transported so I'm back on two wheels hoping some of...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 08-27-2010, 05:26 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 615
Posted By mjg
Free tickets Over The Rhine Denver CO 9.5.2010

I have four tickets to Over The Rhine Sunday evening 9.5.2010 - first PM with a mailing address gets them; if you can't use them all leave 'em for the next potential taker.

I'll get back to you...
Forum: Thumpers 05-23-2010, 10:10 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,882
Posted By mjg
Has anyone seen any reliable data on what...

Has anyone seen any reliable data on what percentage of 08's actually burn excessive oil?

It would be interesting to know if the problem even remotely correlates with the furor. :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 05-23-2010, 09:36 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,327
Posted By mjg
I've done several 600 mile days (one 640) on my...

I've done several 600 mile days (one 640) on my '08 in IMO decent comfort; I couldn't have done that on my '99. It's telling I have > 12000 miles on the former after two years; after four years on...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-16-2009, 05:11 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,908
Posted By mjg
I used to work next door to a 'schnookums', in a...

I used to work next door to a 'schnookums', in a 'Skaggs' that was later bought out by 'Osco'.

Kind of makes 'Walmart' sound normal. :lol3
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-09-2009, 11:39 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,636
Posted By mjg
Why did rotary engines never catch on?

ISTM they make sense. :scratch
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-25-2009, 03:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,524
Posted By mjg
Dammit: I'm going to have to break down and get...

Dammit: I'm going to have to break down and get some reading glasses.

I read that as 'shit'.

:bluduh
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-23-2009, 05:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,366
Posted By mjg
ISTM it just goes to show the impossibility of...

ISTM it just goes to show the impossibility of taking an arbitrary static photo of traffic conditions and insisting there's only one 'right' answer.

Still a cool test, though.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 07-10-2009, 03:10 PM
Replies: 2,933
Views: 395,082
Posted By mjg
Suzuki SX4 Crossover navigation system

In the process of buying a new cage and the SX4 recently caught my attention: the Garmin navigation package looks like a smart variation of the much more expensive in dash systems offered by others....
Forum: Thumpers 05-28-2009, 03:33 AM
Replies: 264
Views: 63,439
Posted By mjg
Bummer for Beemer... If anyone there is...

Bummer for Beemer...


If anyone there is reading this: when in doubt, communicate with the government agency sooner rather than later and more rather than less: you'll mitigate consumer bad...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 05-21-2009, 04:06 PM
Replies: 2,933
Views: 395,082
Posted By mjg
Voice recognition (nOOb ignorance on display)

I've got this new travelling sales gig thing going on and during my training I've observed a number of people who rely on GPS navigation risking their lives and mine manually keying info into some...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 05-14-2009, 06:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 648
Posted By mjg
And it looks like it's a couple of years old but...

And it looks like it's a couple of years old but I just found this: (http://www.arkansashighways.com/Info/Act300/2007/27/27-52-206.htm)



Hmmmm: NO designation of how long a motorcycle should...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 05-14-2009, 05:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 648
Posted By mjg
A couple of changes in Arkansas traffic laws

Cell phone use (http://www.iihs.org/news/default.html)




From the first link concerning seat belts:



Consider yourself warned. :lol3
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-30-2009, 06:25 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,373
Posted By mjg
That bit on the rail fence gives me the heebie...

That bit on the rail fence gives me the heebie jeebies. :huh

Dayum.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-18-2009, 09:28 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 7,813
Posted By mjg
Smile and say 'Please write me up for DWHUA'. ...

Smile and say 'Please write me up for DWHUA'.

If the LEO laughs you're almost certainly home free.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-18-2009, 06:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,909
Posted By mjg
Exactly. If you stare at the other driver's...

Exactly. If you stare at the other driver's lights cursing them under your breath you may want to reevaluate your driving technique. DAMHIK. :bluduh


More light = safer night driving, for...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-17-2009, 06:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,909
Posted By mjg
(Note to self: lambdadork first post registered...

(Note to self: lambdadork first post registered March 2009 9 minute lag: these people don't fuck around... scary)


Well, I was thinking you might benefit from not obsessing about what the other...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-17-2009, 05:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,909
Posted By mjg
Bright lights / Rural interstates at night

Just got back from a 72 hour 1828 mile jaunt in a Budget rental truck which gave me way too much time to think... (it almost always ends bad. :lol3 )

I'm increasingly convinced it makes sense to...
Forum: Face plant 03-28-2009, 08:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,000
Posted By mjg
:eek1 Too true... get well soon. I don't...

:eek1 Too true... get well soon.

I don't know if I'm doing it more or just noticing it more but it seems like these days my attention increasingly wanders.

Spooky. :huh
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 03-06-2009, 01:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,096
Posted By mjg
Pucker :huh Back in the day I had a couple...

Pucker :huh

Back in the day I had a couple three rear blowouts on little enduro bikes and the rear end made a decent effort at passing the front end... I don't want to know what a front blowout...
Forum: Ride reports 03-05-2009, 05:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,539
Posted By mjg
You guys pee a lot. Just sayin. ...

You guys pee a lot.


Just sayin.


Sorry I couldn't contribute. :)
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 02-25-2009, 03:21 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 4,212
Posted By mjg
Sorry I couldn't stay longer but I was fast...

Sorry I couldn't stay longer but I was fast succumbing to 'Character Overload': this happens to me when I meet so many, erm, uniquely interesting people in a short period of time. :lol3 :1drink
...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 02-25-2009, 03:56 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,216
Posted By mjg
Update (http://www.nwanews.com/adg/News/253311/) ...

Update (http://www.nwanews.com/adg/News/253311/)



My bold.

I saw a bit on the evening news where Hendren said he was going to try again in the future... sigh. You'd hope he'd get the...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 02-24-2009, 04:53 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 4,212
Posted By mjg
I tried to make this work but right now I don't...

I tried to make this work but right now I don't see how... durnit.

If I have a brainstorm between now and tomorrow I'll see you all at Oark for lunch.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 02-23-2009, 06:04 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 4,212
Posted By mjg
I'm very tempted if I can make this fit my...

I'm very tempted if I can make this fit my schedule: any idea when you FFs will be meeting in Fayetteville?
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 02-15-2009, 10:48 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,216
Posted By mjg
ISTM really though it's only some industrial...

ISTM really though it's only some industrial complex that insists on dealing with corpses in some specified fashion. Skeptic that I am I can't help thinking it's primarily a profit motive and it's...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-12-2009, 10:53 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,245
Posted By mjg
The more I think about this thread the more I...

The more I think about this thread the more I think the best thing you could do is buy a dirt bike or dual sport in the 200 - 350cc range and find yourself some dirt.

Thrash the bike: learn to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-11-2009, 08:23 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,245
Posted By mjg
Assuming this isn't a nearly perfect wind up...

Assuming this isn't a nearly perfect wind up thread... :1drink


Dayum. Until I watched that video I hadn't appreciated the moral dilemma those testing people almost certainly face routinely....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-08-2009, 09:43 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,058
Posted By mjg
Sheer fear taught me this lesson (be sure to...

Sheer fear taught me this lesson (be sure to raise your arms over your head) when I was but a young lad: it has worked flawlessly* during some 14000 miles of jogging, much of which in rural America...
Forum: Thumpers 02-08-2009, 05:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 920
Posted By mjg
My '08 (8300 miles) is significantly less...

My '08 (8300 miles) is significantly less squirrelly in crosswinds than my '99 (7100 miles) was: at least, my seat is less puckered now. :1drink

There's more weight overall, the forks are...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-08-2009, 03:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 700
Posted By mjg
Lists like this always make me wonder: the Honda...

Lists like this always make me wonder: the Honda CX500 only showed up in the turbo version... :dunno

and there's no KLR? :1drink
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 02-07-2009, 03:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 491
Posted By mjg
Thanks for the info on NF: what confuses me is...

Thanks for the info on NF: what confuses me is that adjoining roads are labeled CR (presumably county road?) and I didn't think it was anywhere near government land.

I wonder how they decide...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 02-07-2009, 11:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 491
Posted By mjg
SW Missouri - Highway DD - sorry no pics

I had a few extra minutes this morning and the temperature was nearly sixty so... ended up in Seligman MO and the GPS showed DD heading west out of town looked fun so I went.

Seligman...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 02-05-2009, 07:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 780
Posted By mjg
It sounds like something kinky you do with fish....

It sounds like something kinky you do with fish. :dunno

Let us know how it goes: you gotta love live music.
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