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Forum: Racing 03-26-2015, 04:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 612
Posted By manfromthestix
Wow, how sad. It makes me pause to think that...

Wow, how sad. It makes me pause to think that someone with his skills may have lost control trying to avoid being hit by a cager... Where does that leave the likes of me in an emergency avoidance...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 03-26-2015, 04:40 AM
Replies: 6,423
Views: 533,130
Posted By manfromthestix
I love the tool kit he's using to fix this thing...

I love the tool kit he's using to fix this thing - a battery tender and hammer. That ought to cover about anything...

:lol3
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2015, 07:17 AM
Replies: 48,196
Views: 9,921,281
Posted By manfromthestix
I've got the 3.1 gallon on my WR and it gives me...

I've got the 3.1 gallon on my WR and it gives me well over 200 miles of range (far longer than I usually ride the wee beastie in one trip). The stock tank gave me about 150 mile range. All the stock...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-18-2015, 05:03 AM
Replies: 428
Views: 56,711
Posted By manfromthestix
I love my relentlessly reliable 2001 R1150GS. It...

I love my relentlessly reliable 2001 R1150GS. It may not be as fancy, light, wow-tech, water-cooled, etc. as the newer bikes but by Gawd it is stone reliable. Good luck with all this shite, folks....
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-17-2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,150
Posted By manfromthestix
Nice video, what a great place to ride! I grew up...

Nice video, what a great place to ride! I grew up in New Mexico and loved riding stuff like that. I remember my brother once riding through a cholla at about 35 mph; he had chunks of that damned...
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 48,196
Views: 9,921,281
Posted By manfromthestix
Are you properly logged in or just lurking? If...

Are you properly logged in or just lurking? If users weren't allowed to post brand names on this site I'd bet 90% of the posts would be disallowed!

Welcome!

Doug
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2015, 08:37 AM
Replies: 48,196
Views: 9,921,281
Posted By manfromthestix
Interesting spot for your Grand Teton National...

Interesting spot for your Grand Teton National Park sticker! :lol3 I lived in Lander, WY for many years and worked and played in Jackson Hole all the time. I wish I could find off-road riding here in...
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2015, 05:30 AM
Replies: 48,196
Views: 9,921,281
Posted By manfromthestix
Yeah, go for some test rides, or at least sit on...

Yeah, go for some test rides, or at least sit on a bunch of different bikes before you decide. Like I've said, I love my WR250R, it is a fantastic motorcycle even in stock form, but I really do wish...
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 48,196
Views: 9,921,281
Posted By manfromthestix
That's some desperate shit right there; I would...

That's some desperate shit right there; I would have at least used a snow blower! :lol3 But I feel your pain, man. I lived in Wyoming for many years and it just killed me to see all the bikes lined...
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2015, 05:08 AM
Replies: 48,196
Views: 9,921,281
Posted By manfromthestix
I've owned the KLR650, DR650, and WR250R and...

I've owned the KLR650, DR650, and WR250R and ridden them in all kinds of conditions. The WR can't be compared to the 650s for off-roading - it is far, far superior. But for a 4 hour round trip ride...
Forum: Ride reports 03-07-2015, 08:42 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 10,765
Posted By manfromthestix
I grew up in New Mexico and learned to ride...

I grew up in New Mexico and learned to ride there, starting when I was ~5. I'm 57 now and it's still my passion! I love the desert, mountains, and everything in between. Thanks for the trip down...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-03-2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,281
Posted By manfromthestix
Excellent! I've ridden my bicycle and various...

Excellent! I've ridden my bicycle and various motorcycles around there, clockwise like your trip, and yeah that final stretch of road from the top of the switchbacks to the highway seems to go on...
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2015, 05:39 AM
Replies: 48,196
Views: 9,921,281
Posted By manfromthestix
That tire looks fine to me. Yes, it's a bit worn...

That tire looks fine to me. Yes, it's a bit worn and there are creases in it, but those tire carcasses are really tough! Just try to cut one up, it's not easy even when you're trying to destroy it....
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2015, 05:24 AM
Replies: 48,196
Views: 9,921,281
Posted By manfromthestix
I went through this scenario when I bought my WR...

I went through this scenario when I bought my WR as well. When I was a kid I could lift my motocrossers onto a static stand without issue, but I ruptured a disc in my back last year and doing stuff...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 01-08-2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 12,586
Posted By manfromthestix
Man, what a great set of routes to pull together...

Man, what a great set of routes to pull together for other riders! :clap Nice job! We have endless miles of forest roads around here that look very similar, but VERY limited single-track or other...
Forum: Thumpers 01-06-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 48,196
Views: 9,921,281
Posted By manfromthestix
I love it! ...

I love it!

https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRzewhtp16Ru7FOXjIaNrvO0F6jgfP_r24bXrzmdE0un-FfoM4DzQ...
Forum: Thumpers 01-06-2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 48,196
Views: 9,921,281
Posted By manfromthestix
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-ZK8ijAghBdw/VKd...

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-ZK8ijAghBdw/VKdJcVQD8xI/AAAAAAAAHtQ/p6BGUVInJaw/w350-h569-no/2015-01-02.jpg

Nice! I'm envious of your riding area - we don't have anything like that near...
Forum: Thumpers 01-05-2015, 06:14 AM
Replies: 48,196
Views: 9,921,281
Posted By manfromthestix
Good luck with this. I've got the Yamaha lowering...

Good luck with this. I've got the Yamaha lowering link, shortened the rear shock mount as much as possible, and moved the fork tubes up in the clamps until they hit the bars and think it lost about...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-04-2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 81,503
Posted By manfromthestix
Or shot glasses, dog bowls, bandanas, jewelry,...

Or shot glasses, dog bowls, bandanas, jewelry, beer mugs, leather dangly things, vests, hats, door stops, mouse pads, giant decals for your truck, water bottles, picture frames, bar stools, whiskey...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-23-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 3,958
Views: 803,128
Posted By manfromthestix
+1, man, we don't have anything like that around...

+1, man, we don't have anything like that around here. Awesome riding, great shots of the people, fantastic places to ride, excellent editing and loved the music! Well done!
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-23-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 3,958
Views: 803,128
Posted By manfromthestix
Nice video compilation, Webbiker, but c'mon, man,...

Nice video compilation, Webbiker, but c'mon, man, where are the crash scenes? I kept waiting for them... :lol3 Are you telling us you rode the entire year in 2014 without a single fall?

I really...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-23-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 846
Views: 134,549
Posted By manfromthestix
Gorgeous! I had a '94 K75 for a while, what a...

Gorgeous! I had a '94 K75 for a while, what a sweet bike:

http://manfromthestix.smugmug.com/photos/i-mGZDwD7/0/L/i-mGZDwD7-L.jpg



Jim! Put some farkles on that beauty, she's so NEKKID! This...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-23-2014, 05:39 AM
Replies: 8,290
Views: 8,011,665
Posted By manfromthestix
I love riding at that time of year, there are so...

I love riding at that time of year, there are so few people out that the roads are almost empty. Every spring Grand Teton and Yellowstone NPs plow out the roads and open them for the entire month of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-22-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 36,576
Views: 9,560,824
Posted By manfromthestix
:lol3 I guess I just don't get it. Same...

:lol3

I guess I just don't get it. Same story with some vehicles - on a recent trip I ended up renting a 2015 Suburban (they were out of the car I had reserved) and felt like I was driving my...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-22-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 8,290
Views: 8,011,665
Posted By manfromthestix
You mean these Tetons? ...

You mean these Tetons?

http://manfromthestix.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/July-29-August-1-2006-ride/i-ZSHxX59/0/L/Union%20Pass%20and%20Tetons%20riding%20July%2029%20-%20Aug%201%2C%202006%20076-L.jpg
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-22-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 36,576
Views: 9,560,824
Posted By manfromthestix
I love to watch MotoGP and have many times...

I love to watch MotoGP and have many times wondered if any of those riders ever use the BACK brake? These are the fastest guys in the world and they ride into corners at ridiculous speeds with the...
Forum: Face plant 12-19-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,569
Posted By manfromthestix
:lol3 Best line I've heard in a while! ...

:lol3 Best line I've heard in a while!



We live just a few miles off the BRP at MM45, where highway 60 crosses near Buena Vista, Virginia. We love to ride it on the motorcycles, and it's a...
Forum: Thumpers 12-01-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 48,196
Views: 9,921,281
Posted By manfromthestix
I was a good boy on Saturday...

... so I got to ride on Sunday! Work first: we have a huge old tree in our front yard that has been slowly dying for a year or so, dropped a huge limb earlier this year that wiped out our fence and...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-29-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 608
Views: 77,957
Posted By manfromthestix
Congrats on the new bike! Switching from a '94...

Congrats on the new bike! Switching from a '94 Harley to a 2015 BMW will be like switching from a screwdriver to a cordless drill-driver... a hammer to a pneumatic nail gun... a box-end wrench to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-28-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,848
Posted By manfromthestix
Interesting video, for sure, and the rider has...

Interesting video, for sure, and the rider has skills to be certain, but I'm with y'all that he had no worries about potentially trashing the bike or tires. Wonder what percentage of lifetime clutch...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-25-2014, 04:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,726
Posted By manfromthestix
I would amend this to say - be smart and don't...

I would amend this to say - be smart and don't ride your street bike on the roads and highways in snow with bald tires. I've spent many happy hours riding my knobbied dirt bikes in the snow and...
Forum: Face plant 11-24-2014, 05:17 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,570
Posted By manfromthestix
Wow, ugly break! Glad you were able to summon...

Wow, ugly break! Glad you were able to summon help and that you're going to be OK. I love your ADVrider spirit - laying there with a nasty break, painful rehab, and worried you won't be able to go on...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-17-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 727
Posted By manfromthestix
:lol3 That looks deadly (aka FUN)! I'm still...

:lol3 That looks deadly (aka FUN)!

I'm still trying to figure out how to get my ski stuff attached to the bike...

http://manfromthestix.smugmug.com/photos/i-XfJSJJX/0/L/i-XfJSJJX-L.jpg

Some...
Forum: Face plant 11-17-2014, 05:27 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 13,810
Posted By manfromthestix
Wow, with your luck I hope you went out and...

Wow, with your luck I hope you went out and immediately bought some lottery tickets! That could have ended much worse, ATGATT or not. Tumbling = broken bones most of the time, padding...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-04-2014, 04:57 AM
Replies: 3,152
Views: 246,350
Posted By manfromthestix
I love your "Limo"! I've got a 1994 K2500...

I love your "Limo"! I've got a 1994 K2500 Silverado that I bought brand new over 20 years ago. That thing has been absolutely flawless, runs like a top (350 V8 and 5-speed tranny), rides like a...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-01-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 3,152
Views: 246,350
Posted By manfromthestix
Oh yeah, two can play that game! This was...

Oh yeah, two can play that game! This was December 18, 2009:

http://manfromthestix.smugmug.com/photos/i-ZhKJ9nq/0/L/i-ZhKJ9nq-L.jpg

That was about two feet, so heavy we couldn't make it out...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-01-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 3,152
Views: 246,350
Posted By manfromthestix
SERIOUSLY, that's today!?!?!?!? I live just west...

SERIOUSLY, that's today!?!?!?!? I live just west of Lexington (off MM45 on the BRP) and all we got here was rain and 34* temps. Wow! I can't even see white on top of the 3000-foot North Mountain...
Forum: Face plant 10-28-2014, 05:22 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,504
Posted By manfromthestix
Sorry to hear of your crash, but it was a great...

Sorry to hear of your crash, but it was a great ride right up to that point! :D I broke my collar bone in a bicycle crash some years ago, had to have surgery, then re-hab. It was a bit painful for a...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-23-2014, 05:11 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 14,612
Posted By manfromthestix
Whoa! Congratulations on that statistic! I've...

Whoa! Congratulations on that statistic! I've never been able to afford new bikes at that rate, but when I bought my WR250R last year it was my 45th motorcycle in 52 years of riding (I've worn out a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-21-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 10,572
Posted By manfromthestix
+1 on this - I think if you've got all that stuff...

+1 on this - I think if you've got all that stuff hanging on the bike plus you, your gear, maybe a passenger, etc. you just need more oomph. You shouldn't have to wring it's neck to get a...
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