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Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 04-21-2015, 10:29 AM
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Views: 103,635
Posted By StuartV
Dave, what part of the world are you in?

Dave, what part of the world are you in?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-20-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 7,267
Views: 375,738
Posted By StuartV
LOL! My first 'stich was a 2pc Roadcrafter....

LOL! My first 'stich was a 2pc Roadcrafter. Eventually, I got a 1pc and had them both for a while. And a Darien jacket and pants, too, for that matter. Eventually, I sold the 2pc Roadcrafter. I never...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 04-03-2015, 10:46 AM
Replies: 1,966
Views: 242,775
Posted By StuartV
I want gloss black where you have the orange. ...

I want gloss black where you have the orange.

I want no orange. I hate orange. I wouldn't buy my first KTM until I found out I could get a complete set of replacement plastics for it in all...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 04-03-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 1,468
Views: 103,635
Posted By StuartV
I do not use N the way you guys are talking...

I do not use N the way you guys are talking about, and I wouldn't recommend it to anyone I was teaching.

Imagine that you are parking where there is some slope and you are rolling backwards (via...
Forum: Equipment 04-03-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 20,406
Posted By StuartV
Gotcha. My Atlas is heavy enough, it doesn't have...

Gotcha. My Atlas is heavy enough, it doesn't have to be mounted to anything. I CAN move it around, if I need to. But, it does take up its little 3'x3' (or so) corner of the garage.

One of my...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 04-02-2015, 08:12 AM
Replies: 1,468
Views: 103,635
Posted By StuartV
Yeah, it's not unusual for me to park somewhere...

Yeah, it's not unusual for me to park somewhere hilly. I ride up, stop, then roll back until the rear wheel is against the curb. I leave the bike in gear while rolling back and while it's parked. HHC...
Forum: Equipment 04-02-2015, 08:04 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 20,406
Posted By StuartV
I'm curious what the use case is for you guys...

I'm curious what the use case is for you guys that are concerned with having your changer be so portable?

The only times I've wanted to change tires away from home is when I'm racing somewhere....
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-01-2015, 01:03 PM
Replies: 7,267
Views: 375,738
Posted By StuartV
Any suspects going to BW tonight? Or Tin Cannon?...

Any suspects going to BW tonight? Or Tin Cannon? Or anywhere in that general vicinity where I can meet-n-drink?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-24-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 7,267
Views: 375,738
Posted By StuartV
Just patience. And luck. The one I got is exactly...

Just patience. And luck. The one I got is exactly all the options, color, and size that I would have ordered for myself if money was no object. Even down to having knee slider velcro already...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-22-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 7,267
Views: 375,738
Posted By StuartV
Subscribe to their email list. I got my second...

Subscribe to their email list. I got my second Roadcrafter via watching their sale emails. With the options my suit has, it would have been something like $1100. Saw it in the sale email and got it...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 03-22-2015, 01:58 PM
Replies: 1,966
Views: 242,775
Posted By StuartV
Well, I, for one, sometimes carry a passenger,...

Well, I, for one, sometimes carry a passenger, even in cold weather.

My Warm 'n Safe full suit uses roughly 120W, I believe. I know the jacket is up to 90W, by itself. So, if me and a passenger...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 03-05-2015, 01:19 PM
Replies: 1,330
Views: 248,241
Posted By StuartV
I would consider asking them to do a leakdown...

I would consider asking them to do a leakdown compression test. If the leakdown numbers are good, then it's extremely unlikely that there's an engine problem as a result of dirt coming in the intake.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-04-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 7,267
Views: 375,738
Posted By StuartV
When I think of Miranda Lambert, nothing square...

When I think of Miranda Lambert, nothing square comes to mind. At all.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-02-2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 404
Views: 112,452
Posted By StuartV
The 80 appears to be significantly more...

The 80 appears to be significantly more dirtworthy than the 70. The 80 front also lasts long enough to keep most people happy. But, the 80 rear does not last very long at all, so they want something...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 02-27-2015, 12:45 PM
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Views: 242,775
Posted By StuartV
Aha. That makes less sense. Thanks! ;)

Aha. That makes less sense. Thanks! ;)
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 02-27-2015, 11:39 AM
Replies: 1,966
Views: 242,775
Posted By StuartV
And did the last page label the 1050 as "Satan's...

And did the last page label the 1050 as "Satan's Brother"? :rofl
Forum: Equipment 02-26-2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,093
Posted By StuartV
You didn't try Motoport, did you? MP gear...

You didn't try Motoport, did you?

MP gear is custom made to your measurements. If you give them the right measurements, the gear will fit you (or the OP's oversquare shape), the knee armor will...
Forum: Equipment 02-26-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 618
Posted By StuartV
Approximately $8 in the bicycle section at...

Approximately $8 in the bicycle section at Wal-mart. Made by Bell, I think.

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd186/stuartv/2009%20BMW%20R1200GS/20140804_120300.jpg...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-25-2015, 10:35 AM
Replies: 7,267
Views: 375,738
Posted By StuartV
I'm not cheating. I'm taking a timeout. :evil

I'm not cheating. I'm taking a timeout. :evil
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-25-2015, 06:06 AM
Replies: 7,267
Views: 375,738
Posted By StuartV
Bite me! Megan's out of town until later tonight,...

Bite me! Megan's out of town until later tonight, so I am coming to BW! :-P
Forum: Vendors 02-24-2015, 07:05 AM
Replies: 329
Views: 38,222
Posted By StuartV
Isn't the range also less on the 5 as compared to...

Isn't the range also less on the 5 as compared to the 10?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-23-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 7,267
Views: 375,738
Posted By StuartV
And I'm thinking she got a serious bargain, at...

And I'm thinking she got a serious bargain, at that! :D
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 02-23-2015, 06:38 AM
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Views: 242,775
Posted By StuartV
If you find a dyno chart that shows a difference,...

If you find a dyno chart that shows a difference, you will know that dyno is junk (like most Dynojet). Crankshaft mass does not change the power output of an engine.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 02-23-2015, 06:36 AM
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Views: 242,775
Posted By StuartV
You say that as if torque and HP are not directly...

You say that as if torque and HP are not directly related.

HP = Torque * RPM / 5252 (when torque is measure in ft-lbs)
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 02-23-2015, 06:02 AM
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Views: 242,775
Posted By StuartV
Don't forget, the KTM's advantage is pretty small...

Don't forget, the KTM's advantage is pretty small until you get up over around 9K RPMs or something like that. In the rev range people normally ride at, the GS power is pretty close to the SA.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-20-2015, 06:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,995
Posted By StuartV
Right. It definitely IS possible for a rider on...

Right. It definitely IS possible for a rider on an R1200GS to keep up with slow guys on sportbikes. *yawn*

BTW, when you say that the R12GS has "great" brakes, you are just telling me that you...
Forum: Vendors 02-20-2015, 06:12 AM
Replies: 329
Views: 38,222
Posted By StuartV
The 10U holds no interest for me. I am only...

The 10U holds no interest for me. I am only interested in solutions where:

- I can use my custom earmold speakers.

- I can easily/cheaply use it on more than one helmet. Buying an extra...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-19-2015, 06:26 AM
Replies: 7,267
Views: 375,738
Posted By StuartV
Yes. Yes, you should.

Yes. Yes, you should.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-19-2015, 06:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,995
Posted By StuartV
Ummmm.... if you're going fast enough, you can...

Ummmm.... if you're going fast enough, you can spin the rear on anything*. IOW, if you can go full throttle on a corner exit, then you could have been carrying a lot more corner speed (i.e. you're...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 02-11-2015, 02:01 PM
Replies: 1,966
Views: 242,775
Posted By StuartV
Any serious adventure bike (in my opinion) should...

Any serious adventure bike (in my opinion) should really have a chain drive. Like I said, that's just my opinion. But, being able to easily carry a replacement "final drive" (i.e. chain and sprockets...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 02-06-2015, 06:31 AM
Replies: 1,966
Views: 242,775
Posted By StuartV
I'm about 90% certain that one review I read said...

I'm about 90% certain that one review I read said that the 1290 shares the same plastics as the 1190, from the seat back. That kind of implies the whole subframe/tailsection is the same between the...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 02-04-2015, 08:32 AM
Replies: 1,966
Views: 242,775
Posted By StuartV
Is it just me, or if you look at the "1290" decal...

Is it just me, or if you look at the "1290" decal shown at 0:06, does it look red, not orange? That would be awesome if it is red! I refused to by my first KTM until I found out I could get a set of...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-04-2015, 05:45 AM
Replies: 7,267
Views: 375,738
Posted By StuartV
You need a lot more than 70 HP to get to the top...

You need a lot more than 70 HP to get to the top of the mountain in the Starbucks parking lot!
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 02-03-2015, 06:42 AM
Replies: 1,966
Views: 242,775
Posted By StuartV
I plan to get one as soon as I possibly can....

I plan to get one as soon as I possibly can. Unfortunately, realistically that means it could possibly be next year before I can afford it. I'm part of a startup company that is not making any money...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 02-03-2015, 06:30 AM
Replies: 1,966
Views: 242,775
Posted By StuartV
Floggin' it?! He wasn't revving it past 2/3 of...

Floggin' it?! He wasn't revving it past 2/3 of redline and he was barely leaning over. You call that flogging it? I hope you never see me ride. You'll be calling the motorcycle division of PETA.......
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-01-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 7,267
Views: 375,738
Posted By StuartV
I think I have that tool. Small D shaped thing,...

I think I have that tool. Small D shaped thing, IIRC.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-22-2015, 06:00 AM
Replies: 7,267
Views: 375,738
Posted By StuartV
Where is the middle finger button...? :evil

Where is the middle finger button...? :evil
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-21-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 7,267
Views: 375,738
Posted By StuartV
SOME (one?) of the others work until more like 5...

SOME (one?) of the others work until more like 5 or 6, normally. Today, I'm going to try and get there by 5:30, but it will probably be closer to 6.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 01-21-2015, 05:17 AM
Replies: 5,108
Views: 819,546
Posted By StuartV
What is an adaptive brake light?

What is an adaptive brake light?
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 01-16-2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 522
Views: 69,119
Posted By StuartV
CA doesn't have emissions inspections for bikes....

CA doesn't have emissions inspections for bikes. So, you are VERY unlikely to get busted for removing it. But, I reckon you are also very unlikely to find a dealer that will remove it for you. At...
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