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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-14-2013, 11:26 AM
Replies: 3,155
Views: 429,060
Posted By RobTheRigger
Well, if you take an area like Tidewater that has...

Well, if you take an area like Tidewater that has 1.5 million people, of which 750,000 of them are from somewhere else, and you stick them all together, and they try and drive like they're back...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-14-2013, 01:16 AM
Replies: 3,155
Views: 429,060
Posted By RobTheRigger
Discussion of the correct time to merge is a...

Discussion of the correct time to merge is a perfect example of why driving in a military town sucks. For the record, I personally have never met a single soul that thinks merging at the end of the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-10-2013, 07:28 PM
Replies: 100,342
Views: 19,292,493
Posted By RobTheRigger
Kind of like looking up symptoms on WebMD and...

Kind of like looking up symptoms on WebMD and realizing you have the symptoms of a disease that only three other people in the entire world have. :deal
Forum: Thumpers 08-09-2013, 07:41 PM
Replies: 100,342
Views: 19,292,493
Posted By RobTheRigger
I'm building a farkle list in my head for a bike...

I'm building a farkle list in my head for a bike I don't have yet, but I like the idea of the bolt on guard. As far as a larger rear disk... meh. Unless you're doing it because you don't have...
Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2013, 06:17 PM
Replies: 1,193
Views: 259,961
Posted By RobTheRigger
Hmmm... detuned engine, not for racing... Still,...

Hmmm... detuned engine, not for racing... Still, I weigh MAYBE 150 with gear, tools, and water.

Is KTM going to be seeking DOT approval?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-08-2013, 06:07 PM
Replies: 3,155
Views: 429,060
Posted By RobTheRigger
Too many asshole drivers and close calls to...

Too many asshole drivers and close calls to remember, but this one sticks out.

Broad daylight, hi-viz 'stich jacket, white helmet with reflective tape all over it, waiting at a light with both...
Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2013, 04:10 PM
Replies: 100,342
Views: 19,292,493
Posted By RobTheRigger
I guess I should have expounded a little on my...

I guess I should have expounded a little on my answer. Sorry 'bout that. My reasoning is that the existing spokes are a certain age and have been held at tension. Once you introduce new spokes that...
Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2013, 03:11 PM
Replies: 100,342
Views: 19,292,493
Posted By RobTheRigger
DRT, I would recommend redoing the whole wheel....

DRT, I would recommend redoing the whole wheel. In my experience, it's a "cry now or cry later," kind of thing.
Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2013, 03:07 PM
Replies: 100,342
Views: 19,292,493
Posted By RobTheRigger
How's the Pingel petcock compare to the Raptor...

How's the Pingel petcock compare to the Raptor petcock?
Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2013, 02:58 PM
Replies: 1,193
Views: 259,961
Posted By RobTheRigger
Yeah, that's a pretty bad-ass little bike. I'll...

Yeah, that's a pretty bad-ass little bike. I'll bet it FLIES with one of us wee folk on it!
Forum: Trials 08-06-2013, 07:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,072
Posted By RobTheRigger
I think that puts it off-limits on FL roads, too.

I think that puts it off-limits on FL roads, too.
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 08-06-2013, 06:09 PM
Replies: 5,580
Views: 461,792
Posted By RobTheRigger
Not yet! Honestly, I've only been semi-seriously...

Not yet! Honestly, I've only been semi-seriously looking. Trying to get a job and getting into school are my priorities right now. I'm happy with the GS for now. The DR is part of my big-picture...
Forum: Hacks 07-31-2013, 05:30 PM
Replies: 6,580
Views: 2,439,022
Posted By RobTheRigger
Is that a "wind" shield on the front of that?...

Is that a "wind" shield on the front of that? :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 07-31-2013, 03:33 PM
Replies: 100,342
Views: 19,292,493
Posted By RobTheRigger
I just took a look at their site. How is the...

I just took a look at their site. How is the width of that for standing?
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 07-31-2013, 02:54 PM
Replies: 5,580
Views: 461,792
Posted By RobTheRigger
I wonder if I can shove a DR in the back of a...

I wonder if I can shove a DR in the back of a Odyssey?
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2013, 06:11 PM
Replies: 1,193
Views: 259,961
Posted By RobTheRigger
That is GREAT!

That is GREAT!
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 07-30-2013, 06:04 PM
Replies: 5,580
Views: 461,792
Posted By RobTheRigger
Unless there's another option out there I don't...

Unless there's another option out there I don't know about, I'm going to go with the DR. For several reasons, but I think that the DR looks cooler too, and at the end of the day that's what m/c...
Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2013, 09:15 PM
Replies: 100,342
Views: 19,292,493
Posted By RobTheRigger
Nope.:lol3 When I was very young, a family...

Nope.:lol3

When I was very young, a family friend said, "Robert marches to the beat of his own little flute."

What's the poor man's version of eccentric?
Forum: The Garage 07-29-2013, 06:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,364
Posted By RobTheRigger
This place never ceases to amaze me.:freaky

This place never ceases to amaze me.:freaky
Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2013, 06:19 PM
Replies: 100,342
Views: 19,292,493
Posted By RobTheRigger
Start drinking. Heavily.

Start drinking. Heavily.
Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2013, 05:01 PM
Replies: 100,342
Views: 19,292,493
Posted By RobTheRigger
I don't have a DR (yet:evil) to experiment on, or...

I don't have a DR (yet:evil) to experiment on, or look at, so I have a question...

Do the U.S. spec DRs have frame provisions for the RH sidestand, like the Oz farm bike has? (can't think of what...
Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2013, 03:40 PM
Replies: 1,193
Views: 259,961
Posted By RobTheRigger
Pix?? Sounds like a plan. It's not...

Pix??



Sounds like a plan. It's not something I really considered.
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 07-29-2013, 03:28 PM
Replies: 5,580
Views: 461,792
Posted By RobTheRigger
I'll reserve comment as to not get banned, or...

I'll reserve comment as to not get banned, or this sent to CSM.:deal
Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2013, 02:39 AM
Replies: 1,193
Views: 259,961
Posted By RobTheRigger
Sure, that makes sense. We spend more time with...

Sure, that makes sense. We spend more time with our feet on the pegs than we do on the ground (same principle as a push bike that fits properly). My '08 F650GS has a low seat, which is really too...
Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2013, 12:41 AM
Replies: 100,342
Views: 19,292,493
Posted By RobTheRigger
Thanks! :beer

Thanks! :beer
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-29-2013, 12:25 AM
Replies: 285
Views: 31,669
Posted By RobTheRigger
BMW cagers have been the biggest douchebags, in...

BMW cagers have been the biggest douchebags, in my experience. Porsche Cayenne and Volvo drivers are tied for second.
Forum: Thumpers 07-28-2013, 11:30 PM
Replies: 16,180
Views: 2,528,306
Posted By RobTheRigger
Holy shit! Why am I just discovering this bike??...

Holy shit! Why am I just discovering this bike?? :eek1 I WANT ONE!!!
Forum: Thumpers 07-28-2013, 08:34 PM
Replies: 100,342
Views: 19,292,493
Posted By RobTheRigger
I'm fairly certain I'll be moving to a DR (from...

I'm fairly certain I'll be moving to a DR (from an F650GS twin). What's the redline of the DR? Are a lot of you guys running Trail Techs or other tachs?
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 07-28-2013, 07:43 PM
Replies: 5,580
Views: 461,792
Posted By RobTheRigger
I'm in. I just need a job so I have play money!...

I'm in. I just need a job so I have play money! You'd think people would be lined up out the door to hire someone with no marketable skills... :rofl
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 07-27-2013, 10:27 PM
Replies: 5,580
Views: 461,792
Posted By RobTheRigger
Nah. She's a PITA, but I love her. Besides, there...

Nah. She's a PITA, but I love her. Besides, there are miniature people that I have a hand in turning into mature, responsible scofflaws.
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 07-26-2013, 06:09 PM
Replies: 5,580
Views: 461,792
Posted By RobTheRigger
I have a wife that would veto that in an...

I have a wife that would veto that in an instant... maybe. :hmmmmm
Forum: Equipment 07-26-2013, 01:20 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 11,204
Posted By RobTheRigger
Bookmarked. How's it held up over the past 2 1/2...

Bookmarked. How's it held up over the past 2 1/2 years?
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 07-25-2013, 05:12 PM
Replies: 5,580
Views: 461,792
Posted By RobTheRigger
Well, at least it isn't cold, and the fishing is...

Well, at least it isn't cold, and the fishing is good! I grew up in rural MO and the western N.C. mountains, and lived in western WA for a while. I miss that shit!
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 07-25-2013, 03:36 PM
Replies: 5,580
Views: 461,792
Posted By RobTheRigger
Great suggestions! I'm not 100% opposed to a KLR,...

Great suggestions! I'm not 100% opposed to a KLR, but from what I've seen, the DR will be easier to lower. I'm just trying to see what my choices are before I pull the trigger. If I wasn't a midget...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 07-25-2013, 11:32 AM
Replies: 5,580
Views: 461,792
Posted By RobTheRigger
I've looked at the 250-450cc options, and it...

I've looked at the 250-450cc options, and it comes down to affordability (I no longer have a BMW budget), highway ability (I commute and slab it on trips), and height. I'm 5'4" and have 29" inseam,...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 07-24-2013, 05:36 PM
Replies: 5,580
Views: 461,792
Posted By RobTheRigger
THANKS!! I think I'm going to go with a lowered...

THANKS!! I think I'm going to go with a lowered DR650. I was a pretty dedicated commuter when I lived in Virginia Beach, and the highway traffic was about the same (if not worse), and plan on it...
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2013, 04:04 PM
Replies: 1,193
Views: 259,961
Posted By RobTheRigger
At least I have the benefit of having monkey...

At least I have the benefit of having monkey arms. I have a 66 or 67" wingspan! :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2013, 04:42 AM
Replies: 1,193
Views: 259,961
Posted By RobTheRigger
Short dude (5'4", 29" inseam) subscribed....

Short dude (5'4", 29" inseam) subscribed. Seriously considering moving to a more dirt-oriented bike from a lowered/ low seat F658GS (main contender is a lowered DR650).
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 07-23-2013, 09:47 PM
Replies: 5,580
Views: 461,792
Posted By RobTheRigger
I just moved to Homestead and I'm thinking of...

I just moved to Homestead and I'm thinking of off-loading my F650GS and getting a MUCH smaller/lighter/simpler DS for around here. I've had the six-fiddy in the sand, and it wore my ass out. Whatcha'...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 07-22-2013, 05:42 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 23,439
Posted By RobTheRigger
Thanks! A lot of my thinking has to do with...

Thanks! A lot of my thinking has to do with switching to a lighter, simpler (read: less expensive to fix and maintain) bike, and I won't have a street-only bike if I can only have one. If it was...
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