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Forum: Equipment 10-23-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,554
Posted By Mambo Dave
Thank you. While not as protective as Aplinestar...

Thank you. While not as protective as Aplinestar offroad / mx boots I like to wear, I will keep them in mind.

I'd rather have the protection of a good leather MX boot with the vents... but...
Forum: Equipment 10-22-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,554
Posted By Mambo Dave
"Guaranteed waterproof....a myth in my...

"Guaranteed waterproof....a myth in my experience"

I fully agree.

I live in a climate that the opposite is needed, yet so many quasi-bikers refuse the idea. Down here in south Florida it is...
Forum: Equipment 10-22-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 19,153
Posted By Mambo Dave
Which is what everyone concluded way back after...

Which is what everyone concluded way back after this thread was made ... but for some reason it gets brought back up and not-too-bright heavier / higher HP bikers are again bumping the thread.
Forum: The Garage 10-22-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,666
Posted By Mambo Dave
Most motorcyclists who know don't use high, nor...

Most motorcyclists who know don't use high, nor mid-, octane anyway.

Apparently the info has already passed around Italian bike circles, but failed to make it here?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-18-2014, 04:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,671
Posted By Mambo Dave
+1 Now do they start most of the "new bike"...

+1

Now do they start most of the "new bike" the threads? I don't know... but there is no doubt they are here to control the propaganda that comes out, and to counter / drown / dismiss the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-15-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,873
Posted By Mambo Dave
That truck looks pretty cool. -- It's...

That truck looks pretty cool.

--

It's not weird, just unique and sorta rare, I once found one of those old large 1950's cars with the push-button shift transmission (buttons on the dashboard). ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-10-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 9,506
Views: 1,916,982
Posted By Mambo Dave
I have an EX500 in the back patio that I need to...

I have an EX500 in the back patio that I need to put back together.

For the time I had it it was fun. I looked like a dork riding it from one end of Florida to the other, lengthwise, but it was...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-10-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,535
Posted By Mambo Dave
Using 100% of the motor's power is not using 100%...

Using 100% of the motor's power is not using 100% of the bike under most circumstances.

ZX-7R when I had it on the track - up to 100%, and while it did amazingly well (it would surprise the crap...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-08-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 34,315
Views: 8,428,437
Posted By Mambo Dave
I have to admit that my sleep system, which seems...

I have to admit that my sleep system, which seems enough, just failed me last winter when camping in below freezing weather.

Not sure how cold it got that night, but 10 minutes after I left the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-04-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,571
Posted By Mambo Dave
Have to say I haven't seen center-line riding...

Have to say I haven't seen center-line riding pirates... ever. And I'm in south Florida now (originally from PA).

I'm not saying they don't exist, but are you absolutely sure their handlebars are...
Forum: Road warriors 10-02-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 742
Views: 98,584
Posted By Mambo Dave
You know I don't see it. If I did see it, I...

You know I don't see it. If I did see it, I wouldn't still be craving the old ones over the new ones. Now I've sat on the real deal, but I can probably drive over to the Indian dealership and sit...
Forum: Thumpers 10-02-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 99,980
Views: 19,203,707
Posted By Mambo Dave
Who didn't know I'd have another vehicle that's...

Who didn't know I'd have another vehicle that's right on the edge of a conversion year? Mine is a 2002 ... I think ... I can't recall. But if it is, then I could have either the old or new style.
...
Forum: Road warriors 10-02-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 742
Views: 98,584
Posted By Mambo Dave
Please show me in what way it is an adaptation of...

Please show me in what way it is an adaptation of its namesake.

Or did you mean an adaptation of some other brand's bike, lol? :lol3
Forum: Road warriors 10-02-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 742
Views: 98,584
Posted By Mambo Dave
I see your point. Nice seating on that...

I see your point. Nice seating on that Bonneville, for sure - that's a bike that could serve an owner for a lifetime and a million miles of scooting around.

As for the quasi-Scout ... it's OK...
Forum: Road warriors 10-02-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 742
Views: 98,584
Posted By Mambo Dave
Both examples of pegs seem extreme for a neutral...

Both examples of pegs seem extreme for a neutral riding position. Maybe I'm wrong, but I think both of those bikes are semi-sporterized bikes, aren't they?
Forum: Road warriors 10-02-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 742
Views: 98,584
Posted By Mambo Dave
Looks fun. Looks more like a UJM clone, but...

Looks fun. Looks more like a UJM clone, but that's fine. Certainly not what I wanted with a standard cruiser, but do-able with the lack of options out there (if they didn't make it like the stunter...
Forum: Road warriors 10-02-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 742
Views: 98,584
Posted By Mambo Dave
Either the footpegs are a good deal forward or...

Either the footpegs are a good deal forward or they ain't.

Considering I worked right next to an Indian dealership, actually got to sit on a real Scout, and have the pictures to prove it... I'd...
Forum: Road warriors 10-02-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 742
Views: 98,584
Posted By Mambo Dave
That's cool. Perhaps I was being a little...

That's cool.

Perhaps I was being a little too harsh on that image then, lol.

Hey, like I stated before, I'm in their corner on this endeavor, and want to see them succeed. Beyond that,...
Forum: Road warriors 10-02-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 742
Views: 98,584
Posted By Mambo Dave
Interesting. Hmm... one step closer. A...

Interesting. Hmm... one step closer.

A sprung seat for the looks and to make it higher, a set of floor-boards to bring the feet back more... Now - are true Scout style tires made in the size of...
Forum: Road warriors 10-02-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 742
Views: 98,584
Posted By Mambo Dave
I woke up this morning thinking about it, and can...

I woke up this morning thinking about it, and can not tell if I should be disappointed - since Indian used a model name that signified a few things ... I take it that they have no intention on...
Forum: Road warriors 10-01-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 742
Views: 98,584
Posted By Mambo Dave
For some reason it reminds me of a kid in a...

For some reason it reminds me of a kid in a high-chair position, lol. I could go on with how anti-masculine that position seems, but I'll just stop. I'm too tired to fully describe what irks me...
Forum: Road warriors 10-01-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 742
Views: 98,584
Posted By Mambo Dave
Here we go ... I "fixed" that ergonomic image to...

Here we go ... I "fixed" that ergonomic image to be a little more correct in my eyes.

http://i.imgur.com/TNDHhRI.jpg

I tried to add a double-chin as well, but was spending too much time fixing...
Forum: Road warriors 10-01-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 742
Views: 98,584
Posted By Mambo Dave
What a shame. I finally got to sit on an...

What a shame.

I finally got to sit on an original Scout, and the neutral riding position knocked me crazy. I'd buy one today if they made them. I'm not just saying that. I mean it - a fucking...
Forum: Road warriors 10-01-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,344
Posted By Mambo Dave
As someone who owns a few Magpul products ... as...

As someone who owns a few Magpul products ... as stated earlier, I find it disturbing they'd step so far away from the cornerstones of improvement, far more usable for longer periods of time, and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-30-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 2,943
Views: 800,905
Posted By Mambo Dave
Great find - but better for the WTF thread, lol. ...

Great find - but better for the WTF thread, lol.

Something tells me that wouldn't fly here in the US on our drag strips.
Forum: Road warriors 09-30-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,344
Posted By Mambo Dave
This first model will be the least expensive from...

This first model will be the least expensive from what I've read. $37,000 each, and they report losing money on each one at that.
Forum: Road warriors 09-30-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,344
Posted By Mambo Dave
The thing is - Magpul by and large made things...

The thing is - Magpul by and large made things that made weapons better, more usuable, etc. Other than the cool factor, I simply do not see anything on that bike that says "You will be able to ride...
Forum: Road warriors 09-30-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,344
Posted By Mambo Dave
Ronin The47 - how about it? (Magpul weapons manufacturer motorcycle)

Discuss, speak, tell us what you know about this.

http://www.the47.com/#design

<iframe width="854" height="510" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/cgSlEFgT8cU" frameborder="0"...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-28-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,001
Posted By Mambo Dave
I should start a fund. Give me the money and...

I should start a fund.

Give me the money and I'll do the riding and story writing. What a shame that when I have the time and don't have a job, that it coincides with having no money...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-28-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 2,794
Views: 827,485
Posted By Mambo Dave
The red paint job is tits compared to the way it...

The red paint job is tits compared to the way it was, lol.

Looks good - finally.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-27-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 2,943
Views: 800,905
Posted By Mambo Dave
I need to change it then. That explains why...

I need to change it then.

That explains why there were so many English speakers there, lol.

oh well. :freaky looks like more fun than most of us have here in the states anyway
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-27-2014, 05:39 AM
Replies: 34,315
Views: 8,428,437
Posted By Mambo Dave
Now that's a guy I would trust to let him work on...

Now that's a guy I would trust to let him work on my bikes. :clap

If he was local, I'd use him.
Forum: Ride reports 09-26-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 85,406
Posted By Mambo Dave
I keep coming back to see good police work once...

I keep coming back to see good police work once enough local footage of that trailer being moved after the truck was dropped off.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-26-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 2,943
Views: 800,905
Posted By Mambo Dave
I hereby declare that France is at the epicenter...

I hereby declare that France is at the epicenter of where the 1970's motorcycling USA thought we'd be.

<iframe width="854" height="510" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/YFCCpsaFU_c" frameborder="0"...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-25-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,886
Posted By Mambo Dave
After all we went through with Darla and fucking...

After all we went through with Darla and fucking pirate fashion, riding theory and ideas... he ought to be kicked from this site.

But he rides a GS, so I guess he can stay if he never posts again....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-25-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,001
Posted By Mambo Dave
I've always wondered what the OP ended up doing...

I've always wondered what the OP ended up doing here.

I have a middle-weight (I guess) DR650SE, and imagine I'm going to have to do this sooner or later.

I don't have a skid plate on mine, so...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-24-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 4,076
Views: 980,328
Posted By Mambo Dave
You need to upload the picture to one of a few...

You need to upload the picture to one of a few picture servers (I use Imgur.com, others use other websites), then you'll link that image's URL using the square-ish "Insert Image" button above.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-24-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 554
Views: 188,932
Posted By Mambo Dave
Have to admit that that is pretty cool about the...

Have to admit that that is pretty cool about the forks though.

You probably didn't actually want Minsk forks anyway.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-24-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 34,315
Views: 8,428,437
Posted By Mambo Dave
I can LOL at that story, and will.

I can LOL at that story, and will.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-23-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 8,324
Posted By Mambo Dave
The costs in time, energy and our own psyche are...

The costs in time, energy and our own psyche are too high to be allowing riders risking their, and very possibly others', safety / lives by not maintaining equipment or their own skills.

So I'd...
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