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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-25-2010, 06:57 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,852
Posted By bobk
Wormshanks, Naw, by the time I would...

Wormshanks,
Naw, by the time I would have made it to the house, got the keys to the car, and got back out, she would have been long gone. My left knee is getting close to useless.

...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-25-2010, 08:01 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,852
Posted By bobk
Distorted, I'm with you. What I saw last...

Distorted,
I'm with you. What I saw last evening would make your blood boil! I hear a ATV coming toward my place, can't see it yet because of the lay of the land. Now, it's not legal to ride...
Forum: Thumpers 10-22-2010, 04:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,786
Posted By bobk
More than one way . . .

Had this problem with my DR. Some PO went from 41 on the back to 38, probably trying to reduce highway RPMs. Did that, but also made it toadiously slow. They (?) had shortened the chain by two links....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-18-2010, 06:29 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,520
Posted By bobk
I do need to take the basic course. I don't think...

I do need to take the basic course. I don't think I can do the experienced course, on the Bandit. The clutch is pretty abrupt, and the bike goes 6 mph in first gear, no throttle. I actually took off...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-18-2010, 06:19 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,520
Posted By bobk
Distorted, The measurement is not the...

Distorted,
The measurement is not the same as a street bike. It will sag 3-4" when you set on it. It's the same height as the DR350. I have a set of 2" Kouba links, then got my custom 2.6" set...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-18-2010, 09:30 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,520
Posted By bobk
No, I'm trying to give him advice that might save...

No, I'm trying to give him advice that might save him. I did not say NOT to take the course; I will, as time permits. It's over for this year, here. What I am trying to impress upon him is that the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-18-2010, 09:11 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,520
Posted By bobk
Yeah, bought the 2007 Bandit as a leftover in...

Yeah, bought the 2007 Bandit as a leftover in 2008, at the age of 61. "Crazy" runs in the family, though. My Dad bought a used '66 Street Hemi in 1968, when he was 60. I love him anyway, though he's...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-18-2010, 08:57 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,520
Posted By bobk
Started to. It was my understanding that the...

Started to. It was my understanding that the first day was all classroom, so the only gear I had with me was pretty crappy. I had to back out. The next day, I picked up the Bandit and rode home. None...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-18-2010, 07:34 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,520
Posted By bobk
MSF course

I'm going to go against the grain, here, and just recommend you get a reasonable bike and ride it. No, don't hop on it and head toward the opposite coast. Ride some back streets, back roads, parking...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-29-2010, 04:56 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,750
Posted By bobk
Tinnitus

Yeah, since I've been riding more, my ears ring almost constantly. Oddly, my hearing is still fairly acute (I'm 63). Maybe I'm not installing them correctly, as I've had one or both fall out when...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-14-2010, 04:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,983
Posted By bobk
Kuerbczech, Ride as much as you can,...

Kuerbczech,

Ride as much as you can, every day that you can, even if it's only a short trip to the store. As time goes on, you become smoother on the controls, and what used to be challenges...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-12-2010, 06:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,983
Posted By bobk
Catskill, It depends upon how you are...

Catskill,
It depends upon how you are going to use a particular bike. If I'm just meandering around the countryside, riding twotrack, gravel roads, etc., I'm not going to be dragging pegs, or...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-08-2010, 04:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,983
Posted By bobk
Yes, as long as you keep it moving, it doesn't...

Yes, as long as you keep it moving, it doesn't matter. Right. But as soon as you slow down, you can be in a wrestling match with your bike. Honestly, I don't know why there is this macho "I can ride...
Forum: Thumpers 09-03-2010, 03:54 AM
Replies: 26,138
Views: 3,170,393
Posted By bobk
Idle controversy

Dumb n00b question: where is the idle mixture screw on my DR's Mikuni? The air box has been opened, and I just put the stock muffler on (Thanks Intrique_26200). It's always been a little hard to...
Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2010, 08:52 PM
Replies: 26,138
Views: 3,170,393
Posted By bobk
Intrigue, I think I sent you an email...

Intrigue,
I think I sent you an email before. How much for the muffler, or do you want a pipe in trade? The setup on mine sounds nice, but realistically it is too loud for me to ride to work...
Forum: Thumpers 06-15-2010, 03:55 AM
Replies: 98,483
Views: 18,764,574
Posted By bobk
[quote=Foot dragger]Holding the brake on and...

[quote=Foot dragger]Holding the brake on and pushing the forks up and down with those 4 little nuts loose let the forks align them selves. At least this is what I am told. They find their happy spot....
Forum: Thumpers 05-31-2010, 05:42 AM
Replies: 26,138
Views: 3,170,393
Posted By bobk
Sell outright?

Intrigue,
What do you want for it outright? I have the same bike, with some aftermarket can, would like something much quieter, if my budget can stand it. I work in Williamsport.

...
Forum: Road warriors 01-03-2010, 09:38 AM
Replies: 562
Views: 161,595
Posted By bobk
MM, For an easy 1.5", just invert the pegs....

MM,
For an easy 1.5", just invert the pegs. Moves the foot a little closer to the shifter, but for my size 11's, it's not a problem. I do pick up a little more air across the tops of my thighs,...
Forum: Thumpers 01-01-2010, 12:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,522
Posted By bobk
Your Gear

Monk,
You should look at motorcycle protective gear a bit. Different mission than what you have. What bike gear does is protect you when you fall down, thus it has elbow armor, shoulder armor,...
Forum: Thumpers 11-12-2009, 03:45 AM
Replies: 26,138
Views: 3,170,393
Posted By bobk
evolknovel, Well, lowering links and...

evolknovel,
Well, lowering links and dropping the forks in the tripletree are the easy way. I put a set of 2" Koubalinks on my '97, rode it a couple of times, no complaints. Got a set of links...
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2009, 06:20 PM
Replies: 26,138
Views: 3,170,393
Posted By bobk
Waldo, I was thinking along those lines,...

Waldo,
I was thinking along those lines, specifically the Continental TKC80. Ain't cheap, true, but people who have them seem to like them, and report good longevity. I want to stay DOT, and...
Forum: Thumpers 11-10-2009, 03:22 PM
Replies: 26,138
Views: 3,170,393
Posted By bobk
round black things

OK, I'm not sure if this is the right place to post, but I've got this question. A few months ago I bought this DR350, a '97. It needed a front tire bad, so I had the dealer put on a Kenda 270. The...
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