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Forum: Road warriors 05-15-2015, 01:35 AM
Replies: 1,150
Views: 202,698
Posted By pmelby
I'm on my 2nd servo-throttle bike and what works...

I'm on my 2nd servo-throttle bike and what works for me is to cover the front brake with my middle and index fingers. This helps me stabilize the throttle and I don't notice bumps or such affecting...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-15-2015, 03:33 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,470
Posted By pmelby
This isn't common in the US. I've seen it on TX...

This isn't common in the US. I've seen it on TX farm roads but can't remember it ever happening any where else. We have difficulty getting slower traffic to use signed pullouts or even the right...
Forum: Road warriors 04-08-2015, 03:10 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,495
Posted By pmelby
Maybe check out the KTM 690 Duke. Its a single...

Maybe check out the KTM 690 Duke. Its a single but very smooth and rev-happy. Should be just about perfect for commuting and day trips. I had a 690R enduro and am regretting trading if off.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-10-2015, 06:18 PM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 89,326
Posted By pmelby
It's no act with me, I am an asshole.:deal ...

It's no act with me, I am an asshole.:deal

cheers,
melby
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-10-2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 89,326
Posted By pmelby
The site doesn't allow direct linking. I would...

The site doesn't allow direct linking. I would suggest that if you want to show an image derived from that site, that you save it to your photo hosting site, then link it along with the normal...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-10-2015, 05:27 PM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 89,326
Posted By pmelby
I see that you're still having a tough time with...

I see that you're still having a tough time with linking an image from Cycle-Ergo.:lol3

Copy the image to your photo hosting site, then link the URL for the image here. WTF, it's not rocket...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-02-2015, 07:18 PM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 89,326
Posted By pmelby
Mr. Hexnut, Is this or is it not a thread...

Mr. Hexnut,

Is this or is it not a thread about the H-D dealer experience?

I stopped at the Harley Davidson shop and I was very impressed with the cute sales staff:drif, and also impressed with...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-02-2015, 06:39 PM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 89,326
Posted By pmelby
Now I'm a fucking serial basher. Oh joy, I've...

Now I'm a fucking serial basher. Oh joy, I've finally reached my potential in life. I knew that there was hope.:clap

I didn't buy the bike because H-D wouldn't make a sale available. As I've...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-02-2015, 06:05 PM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 89,326
Posted By pmelby
I'll have to respectively disagree. You are...

I'll have to respectively disagree.

You are correct that I don't, as an individual, have any direct input as to H-D development decisions. However, maybe a whole continent does, in fact, weigh in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-01-2015, 01:34 PM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 89,326
Posted By pmelby
Happy New Year you fucking fucks.:freaky ...

Happy New Year you fucking fucks.:freaky

Sorry about my insensitive posts from last year regarding Harley Davidson's failure to successfully market and/or sell a bike that is neither a cruiser or...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-31-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 89,326
Posted By pmelby
Asked the dealer about options for a bit more...

Asked the dealer about options for a bit more room, his only solution was Hi-Way pegs. Already discussed earlier in this thread.

cheers,
melby
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-31-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 89,326
Posted By pmelby
The fact is that they did produce such a bike,...

The fact is that they did produce such a bike, the XR, while not a dual sport like the KTM 1190, it did indeed feature foot pegs located under the rider's mass.

Witness the XR:...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-31-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 89,326
Posted By pmelby
You miss the point completely. The one bike that...

You miss the point completely. The one bike that H-D produced in the last few years that even remotely replicated the riding position that some of us prefer, could not be sold in enough numbers to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-31-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 89,326
Posted By pmelby
Could it be that the H-D defenders on this post...

Could it be that the H-D defenders on this post just cannot fathom the desire to ride with your feet underneath your center of mass?

Me, 54 year old, fairly active, somewhat overweight, 6'-2" and...
Forum: Road warriors 12-31-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,690
Posted By pmelby
This'll be my new touring rig for next year. ...

This'll be my new touring rig for next year. Just had time last fall to try out the short windscreen:
http://pmelby.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/KTM-1190-ADV/i-VSmbhHV/0/M/P1010263-M.jpg

I'm a bit...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-31-2014, 03:15 AM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 89,326
Posted By pmelby
From the RW thread on the H-D XG line.... ...

From the RW thread on the H-D XG line....

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c249/FXDXI/Harley%20Davidson/IMG_1134_zps4c112863.jpg

Nitrogen in the tires? WTF? Are we running magnesium wheels...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-29-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 89,326
Posted By pmelby
Sorry about the previous post. The fact is...

Sorry about the previous post.

The fact is that I'm an ass, I'll freely admit it. Right, as soon as all of the H-D fanboys admit that there is nothing in the H-D line-up that even remotely...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-29-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 89,326
Posted By pmelby
Are they doing this so-called racing on a...

Are they doing this so-called racing on a Ultra-Superlow?:lol3

When is the street legal version of the XR750 going to show up a the dealers? Will the dual carb version be EPA compliant? How did...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-29-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 89,326
Posted By pmelby
No worries. If you're happy riding around on...

No worries. If you're happy riding around on your Ultra-Superlow, who am I to judge. Different strokes an all.:clap

cheers,
melby
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-29-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 89,326
Posted By pmelby
Thanks for the reply and that is a nice looking...

Thanks for the reply and that is a nice looking Sportster you show in the next post.

I'm a bit taller and for sure quite a bit wider than you at 6'-2", 35" inseam, 240lbs so I would probably have...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-29-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 89,326
Posted By pmelby
Original shop is in Raymond, MN which is 20m or...

Original shop is in Raymond, MN which is 20m or so SW of Wilmar on MN23. They opened a Mega-Store branch dealership in Alexandria, MN, just before economic meltdown. The Alex store had a single XR...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-29-2014, 03:17 AM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 89,326
Posted By pmelby
XR1200 Demise

The title of the OP's thread was I stopped by the Harley Davidson shop...

So I did, interested in the XR model of the Sportster, which was touted as an homage to H-D racing history. Hell, they...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-26-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 89,326
Posted By pmelby
The Harley that wouldn't sell

And finally, the bike that H-D couldn't sell...

Maybe it was the 31" seat height, or how about the down-draft throttle body, no, it must have been the oil cooled heads..

Too bad the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-26-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 89,326
Posted By pmelby
Looks like a standard to me: ...

Looks like a standard to me:
http://pmelby.smugmug.com/Other/Misc-Pics/i-GfLkqsH/0/M/04wi0634I4TEJUyUyUyUyUy0n-M.png

cheers,
melby
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-26-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 89,326
Posted By pmelby
Nice bike.:clap But, this must be the new...

Nice bike.:clap But, this must be the new definition of 'Standard'.

Superlow, mid-controls, 5'-10", 33" inseam rider:...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-26-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 89,326
Posted By pmelby
Which model Sportster do you consider a...

Which model Sportster do you consider a 'standard'?

Seems to me that they all feature sub 28" seat heights and forward controls.

I was thinking that the now discontinued XR models were the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-24-2014, 03:21 AM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 89,326
Posted By pmelby
Obviously, by your nicely setup XR, anything is...

Obviously, by your nicely setup XR, anything is permitted. Maybe I wasn't clear, I was on a half hour test ride & I sure as hell didn't need to stretch my legs. I was wondering about the legendary...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-23-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 89,326
Posted By pmelby
I see that you don't quite get it. Hiway pegs on...

I see that you don't quite get it. Hiway pegs on a XR1200 would be absurd at the very least.:rofl

cheers,
melby
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-22-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 89,326
Posted By pmelby
XR1200 Minnesota -Good Luck

There it was, spring 2010 and I had the hots for an XR1200.

I stopped at all the area H-D dealers, not one had an XR on the floor or had any plans to get one in. Started calling around and...
Forum: Road warriors 11-12-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 597
Posted By pmelby
Maybe get the mods to move this over to the...

Maybe get the mods to move this over to the 'Beasts' sub-forum. There is at least one MTS1200 thread going there.

I have a set of these bars up for sale in the flea market, but I never had them...
Forum: Road warriors 11-04-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 4,791
Views: 583,074
Posted By pmelby
WTF are you on about? The bike pictured doesn't...

WTF are you on about? The bike pictured doesn't look any different to me that the ones run at Bonneville. The valve cover, exhaust, wave rotors, whats different? I'm not sure about your 'fog'...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-30-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 38,476
Views: 10,219,642
Posted By pmelby
Lay 'er down fail, more like Flip 'er Over:deal ...

Lay 'er down fail, more like Flip 'er Over:deal

cheers,
melby
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 10-19-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 5,150
Views: 860,192
Posted By pmelby
Thanks for the info. I was wondering if...

Thanks for the info.

I was wondering if those circuits were broken out of the loom at any other locations. I was just in the headlight mask to connect up the heated grips and didn't see anything....
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 10-19-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 5,150
Views: 860,192
Posted By pmelby
1190 Accessory Wiring Circuits

Was removing the evaporative canister and associated tubing, found these in the tail compartment:
http://pmelby.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/KTM-1190-ADV/i-bkMjhLD/0/M/P1010252-M.jpg

These are labeled...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 10-18-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 5,150
Views: 860,192
Posted By pmelby
Just purchased a set and am working on the...

Just purchased a set and am working on the install. About $125 or so retail so that isn't too bad for the parts. Looks like a couple hour job to install, mainly disassembly to get to the wiring...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 10-17-2014, 03:00 AM
Replies: 5,150
Views: 860,192
Posted By pmelby
You're certain that the heated grips are...

You're certain that the heated grips are installed? I just purchased a new 1190ADV and the heated grips are not installed as standard equipment.

cheers,
melby
Forum: Road warriors 10-13-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 383
Views: 30,623
Posted By pmelby
WTF are you talking about? Multiplying crank HP?...

WTF are you talking about? Multiplying crank HP?

I don't know about brilliant. Bought the thing in 1985, Tucson AZ, had to remove the seals/gaiters between the forks and fairing to allow enough...
Forum: Road warriors 10-13-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 383
Views: 30,623
Posted By pmelby
Do you know anything about the progression of the...

Do you know anything about the progression of the BMW boxer motor over the last 20 years?

How about we compare that to H-D and what they've accomplished with their 'legacy platform' 45deg V-twin....
Forum: Road warriors 10-13-2014, 03:01 AM
Replies: 383
Views: 30,623
Posted By pmelby
The KTM 690cc LC4 used in the Duke is advertised...

The KTM 690cc LC4 used in the Duke is advertised to have 50kw, or 67Hp:
http://www.ktm.com/typo3temp/pics/ea5efdccbd.jpg

Having owned a 690R Enduro with the older, 654cc version, I can see how...
Forum: Road warriors 10-06-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 4,791
Views: 583,074
Posted By pmelby
From the AMA rules: So no, the Boss Hoss...

From the AMA rules:


So no, the Boss Hoss motorcycle abomination does not qualify as it uses, and was briefly emissions/production certified to use Chevrolet produced engines.

Thanks for...
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