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Forum: Road warriors 12-22-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 27,622
Posted By mminob
Short Wheelbase = Fun...

The short wheelbase on my 2009 Versys was great for tight twisty go-kart tracks and the mountain roads...with sticky tires ... Living inside the brilliant design of the Versys 650 is a supermoto with...
Forum: Beasts 12-18-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 5,202
Views: 980,669
Posted By mminob
Paint color and marketing....

Sometimes I wonder what companys go through to choose colors and graffics...because they can make a perfectly handsome bike or car seem ugly with the wrong paint or really hit the nail on the...
Forum: Beasts 12-14-2014, 11:54 PM
Replies: 5,202
Views: 980,669
Posted By mminob
Freeway Speeds and RPMS...

So my 2011 DL650 V Strom is at 6000 rpms at 80 mph on the speedo and thats around 75 mph actual mph...very smooth and I want my next bike to be as close to that as it can be done because here in So...
Forum: Thumpers 12-12-2014, 11:35 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 10,887
Posted By mminob
Cheap dirtbikes...

The new dirtbikes or enduros have become way too expensive... $ 8000.00 - $ 10.000.00... yikes . I guess we could say new technology is nice to have but come on ... it's a thumper to thrash on the...
Forum: Road warriors 11-18-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 27,622
Posted By mminob
New Motor Mounts...

My 2009 Versys was a little buzzy with vibes in the bars and seat and pegs....not too bad but I like the direction Kawasaki has gone in this department...they have rubber motor mounts now in the...
Forum: Racing 10-26-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,527
Posted By mminob
Technical problem...

The Aprilia is a wicked fast bike but can be tempermental I guess... http://i.imgur.com/Mcm6Yfz.jpg
Forum: Racing 10-26-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,527
Posted By mminob
Supermoto S1

The Supermoto S1 website has a gallery link to pics and I looked for #91 , #92 and #93....Here's Jonny..http://i.imgur.com/6ZeYr1k.jpg
Forum: Racing 10-25-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,527
Posted By mminob
Thanks ....Good story...

Thanks for the great videos and updates DogBoy...What a great effort by team USA... Man , Monte Frank was beat up from crashes and still rode with pain...Jonny Lewis and Gage Mcallister were fast but...
Forum: Beasts 10-11-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 530
Views: 100,085
Posted By mminob
Yes please ...KLRsys

Yeah , I love the idea of a FZ 07 twin ...shoehorned into a 660 Tenere frame...sweet ...however...looking at the oil pan on the Yamaha 700, it's got quite a low hanging sump...h'mmmm...I wonder what...
Forum: Racing 10-11-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 447
Views: 40,374
Posted By mminob
California Speedway Fontana...

For a few years I went to enjoy the ama road racing at California Speedway in Fontana ...and maybe us So Cal fans can have a race down here again...please... or Willow Springs would be fun to see ? I...
Forum: Beasts 10-11-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 530
Views: 100,085
Posted By mminob
Something like this..

I found this picture of a Versys with a DRZ front end that is pretty close to what would be fun to try and maybe Yamaha can do something like this on a FZ-07 Tenere...My 2009 Versys was 450 lbs. and...
Forum: Thumpers 10-10-2014, 12:42 AM
Replies: 25,110
Views: 4,426,193
Posted By mminob
Fun Drz400eeeee...

I just bought a 2001 DRZ400E with a plugged up pilot jet and took the FCR 39 Carb apart and cleaned out the #45 pilot jet and she runs great now....however the idle seems to hang on a little high on...
Forum: Beasts 09-06-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 3,917
Views: 749,726
Posted By mminob
2011 dl650 abs

Plenty of power for a 650, however, the ABS takes some getting used too...my first bike with ABS ,after 25 bikes, that is kinda strange on a dirt road when locking up the brakes and sliding around...
Forum: Thumpers 08-23-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 5,243
Views: 1,317,009
Posted By mminob
685 and Doo...

Yeah , my 2013 at 10,000 smiles got real clackity clack...so EM fixed me up with his balancer kit...she is happy and smooth now...also added a 685 piston and exhaust cam mod... wow...plenty of...
Forum: Beasts 08-23-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 3,917
Views: 749,726
Posted By mminob
Rebound not Preload...

Yeah ,the preload adjuster is ok.....however...the rebound dampner screw at the bottom left ...not the one on the right ! Stupid me was trying to turn the one on the right that is not the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-23-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,786
Posted By mminob
Dogs and Bikes...

That's a close one . Sorry to here the dog didn't make it and glad to hear you saved the impact....I hit a coyote at 60 mph on a Honda Goldwing and got a little air launch ...yikes.. also those pesky...
Forum: Beasts 08-22-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 3,917
Views: 749,726
Posted By mminob
Stuck Rebound Adjuster...

Hey guys and gals , I just bought a 2011 650 abs , with 5,000 miles in new condition...However the rear shock rebound adjuster screw at the bottom of the shock won't turn left or right...yup . has...
Forum: Beasts 07-18-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 6,830
Views: 1,554,864
Posted By mminob
Flat Track Power...

Yeah this flat track bike has a EX 650 ninja motor that is over 80 hp ...:clap tuned by Skip Eaken for Bryan Smith ....What a monster... I'm not sure but it has been bored and stroked to more than...
Forum: Road warriors 07-13-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 5,627
Views: 1,118,525
Posted By mminob
Brakes and Motor Noise ?

Wow , this bike has me very excited to own soon ...and your new red DCT is sexy looking... Congradulations !!!However , can the brakes handle some fast riding in the canyons...? Also , is there less...
Forum: Road warriors 07-13-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,925
Posted By mminob
Versys is fun...

Yeah , I put 20,000 miles on a 2009 Versys and can say that it was one of the most fun do all bikes I have owned ...25 or so...just a great 650 for very little money...new or used...dirt roads or...
Forum: Thumpers 07-13-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 14,864
Views: 1,601,123
Posted By mminob
Lean Jetting...

The Pilot Jet Screw needs to be turned out a little to start the cold motor better...the factory setting on my 2013 was just 3/4 out from seated:eek1 now at 2 turns out and klx needle...she starts...
Forum: Face plant 07-13-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,240
Posted By mminob
Jeans and Injurys...

Thanks for reminding us riders who wear jeans sometimes that they can be a problem on some crashes...Lately in the hot temps I like to wear jeans , however , I strap on some Knee-Shin Guards and Hip...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-06-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,866
Posted By mminob
Malcolm Smith is the man...

I have ridden on a dual sport ride with Malcolm Smith and he is one of my heros ... born 1941...fast and smooth...has fun when he rides...One day on a MX trackday I was getting passed and schooled by...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-06-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,670
Posted By mminob
Moto GP Wag...

Rossi and some other aliens do a cool foot wag at some braking zones...can mean a few things..:clap
Forum: Thumpers 07-06-2014, 12:09 AM
Replies: 14,864
Views: 1,601,123
Posted By mminob
685 Big Bore Piston Mod...

I am at 10,000 smiles now on my 2013 and am loving the do all nature of the KLR...However, the new lighter piston that EM sells seems like a fun upgrade...less vibrations and a little more...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-26-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 888
Views: 86,064
Posted By mminob
I just got a chance to take a friends new Ducati...

I just got a chance to take a friends new Ducati Multistrada out for a ride ....and WOW...what a rush ,I want one :clap you know..the Pikes Peak edition...with a pipe of course...Looks handsome , a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-12-2013, 01:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,367
Posted By mminob
Knobbys on the street...

My bikes that have had dot knobbys ... like your TKC80 , tend to be unpredictable in slippery pavement traction conditions...as you know...just the way it is...very small contact patch...that has...
Forum: Thumpers 09-22-2013, 07:43 PM
Replies: 14,864
Views: 1,601,123
Posted By mminob
Lowered Rear not Front...works for me...

Hey guys, my 2013 KLR 650 seems to handle better at speed with my 1'" EM Lowering links and leaving the forks stock ...on my 75 mph commute and weekend twisty's the steering is less twitchy and more...
Forum: Beasts 06-23-2013, 08:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,278
Posted By mminob
Baby Tiger 675 Please...

After a demo ride on a 800 Triumph Tiger ...great bike...but too much motor and money for me right now :cry ...and I also have ridden a Speed Triple 1050 ...wow...way too much power for what I...
Forum: Road warriors 06-23-2013, 08:01 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 71,204
Posted By mminob
Baby Tiger 675 Please....

This 1050 Sport is a fantastic bike but too much power for me ...:eek1 maybe someday Triumph will build a 675 Tiger XC and a 675 SM for people that love that wonderful Street Triple Motor...Tuned...
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2013, 06:25 PM
Replies: 25,110
Views: 4,426,193
Posted By mminob
2009 DRZ 400 S For Sale..San Diego $3900...

For Sale in San Diego my 2009 Suzuki DR Z400 S ...2500 Miles...Lowered , Runs and Rides perfect , Seat Concepts Seat , Rack and Tailbag , lots of extras...Pics on CL San Diego or call...
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2013, 02:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,711
Posted By mminob
2009 DRZ 400 S For Sale..San Diego $3900...

Yeah buy my 2009 DRZ 400 S ....2500 MILES on Craigslist San Diego ...:evil 619-223-1276 or 619-981-3322
Forum: Thumpers 05-25-2013, 04:12 PM
Replies: 14,864
Views: 1,601,123
Posted By mminob
2008-2013 Trax SW Motech side boxes and racks for sale in flea market...

I just listed in the flea market a pair of 37 liter Trax SW Motech side cases and mounts in near new condition for $800 in San Diego...great deal...thanks.
Forum: Thumpers 05-25-2013, 04:06 PM
Replies: 5,243
Views: 1,317,009
Posted By mminob
2008-2013 Trax SW Motech side boxes and racks for sale in flea market...

I just listed for sale in the flea market a pair of side bags and racks in near new condition for $800...Trax 37 liter boxes and mounting racks..great deal...in San Diego ...thanks
Forum: Beasts 05-18-2013, 11:15 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 68,026
Posted By mminob
Lottery win = 2013 DL650...

Yeah , I have a feeling I'm going to win the 500 million powerball lotto tonight and the first thing to buy would be a 2013 wee strom in that handsome blue paint job... I really miss my 2005...
Forum: Racing 05-18-2013, 10:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 902
Posted By mminob
Wet Track...

Thanks for the links...the BBC video is fantastic and the insane speeds on a WET track are crazy...:eek1 170 MPH top speed and 120 MPH average...man , looks very dangerous ...the supertwins race was...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-20-2013, 05:27 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,938
Posted By mminob
Central Cali...Retirement ?

Hey Stoke ,I'm in SD and have a dream of retireing someday ...somewhere...on the central coast...south of Santa Cruz , or north of Santa Barbara...love the looks of Cayucos...can you think of a fun...
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2013, 09:21 PM
Replies: 25,110
Views: 4,426,193
Posted By mminob
Sportsman Class Motard...

I have raced at supermoto tracks with DRZ400 SM'S and DRZ400S models and this crazy fast dude on a 400 S...with a sportsman set up...21"x18" Avon Gripster tires and a big front rotor was faster than...
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2013, 12:10 AM
Replies: 25,110
Views: 4,426,193
Posted By mminob
2009 DRZ400S at last...

Yeah , I have wanted one of these cool bikes for 10+ years and just bought a 2009 DRZ400S ...all white ...1600 miles...for $3500...:evil fun commuter , plenty of power ,I lowered it with links ,jet...
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2013, 11:48 PM
Replies: 3,571
Views: 736,318
Posted By mminob
Strada AND Terra...$5999 and $5799 in Craigslist LA...

Yeah in Los Angeles craigslist a guy is selling these 650's for 5999 and 5799 plus fees...Hmmmm...man ...thats a steal on a cool bike :evil
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