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Forum: GS Boxers 12-12-2013, 11:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,002
Posted By ThrottleJock
This forum is amazing. I lifted my tank last...

This forum is amazing. I lifted my tank last night for something and this morning my bike was running terrible, dead right cylinder til 4000rpm. While on my way to the shop with a sick feeling in my...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-05-2013, 01:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 992
Posted By ThrottleJock
Love it, I want to change the color on my R1150gs...

Love it, I want to change the color on my R1150gs to something less boring (than black). Do they sell plasti-dip in white now? Where the hell have I been?Looks awesome, visually lightens up the bike.
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2013, 09:25 AM
Replies: 3,015
Views: 844,706
Posted By ThrottleJock
And now for something a little different: ...

And now for something a little different:
http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u313/ThrottleJock/image_zps6b57f0b7.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 05-02-2013, 07:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 805
Posted By ThrottleJock
Givi top box with pad would be something to look...

Givi top box with pad would be something to look at. Dorky as hell but cheap as BMW luggage goes and excellent for the passenger, my wife loves this bike because she has that backrest (and can put...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-04-2013, 11:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,627
Posted By ThrottleJock
Anybody tried plasti-dipping their (spoked) rims?

I've got a 2000 1150GS, black. SUPER clean, super low mileage (well, for a 2000 GS... 34K). BUt it looks grandpa to me and I've been kicking around the idea of having the wheels re-laced to black...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-19-2013, 05:06 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,267
Posted By ThrottleJock
I love your signature. "Ride 'til you can't"....

I love your signature. "Ride 'til you can't". Yep.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-19-2013, 02:09 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,267
Posted By ThrottleJock
I think maybe I'm just getting old. :) I...

I think maybe I'm just getting old. :)

I sold my last roadrace bike (a K6 GSX-R) late last year (after wadding it up into a little ball and ripping a huge hole in my calf), and just sold my...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-18-2013, 07:05 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,267
Posted By ThrottleJock
I'm 36 and just got my first GS. Been riding and...

I'm 36 and just got my first GS. Been riding and racing bikes for almost 25yrs now and just recently "got" it. That is, it takes some time for even the most eclectic young motorcyclist to get past...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-16-2013, 05:45 PM
Replies: 10,375
Views: 3,381,245
Posted By ThrottleJock
Here are a couple pics of my current favorites. I...

Here are a couple pics of my current favorites. I ride all my bikes like it's an "adventure" so don't knock the bobber SR500...
Forum: Trials 12-13-2012, 04:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,034
Posted By ThrottleJock
If you end up needing any parts for that thing...

If you end up needing any parts for that thing I've got a new Gas Gas dealer here in NC that's awesome. Extremely trustworthy, communicative, helpful (as in I called him and said I need that thingy...
Forum: Trials 12-06-2012, 02:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,034
Posted By ThrottleJock
I've never had a problem starting mine, but I do...

I've never had a problem starting mine, but I do the fuel-on, lean-til-it-dribbles, put-in-gear-and-rock-back-and-forth trick on all open 2 strokes. They seem to like that routine. 2nd kick every...
Forum: Trials 10-22-2012, 01:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,318
Posted By ThrottleJock
Hi Laser ,silly question - how does a guy contact...

Hi Laser ,silly question - how does a guy contact Jack's Cycles? I'm excited that there's another source for GG parts than the USA distributor, who I've decided is no longer worth my emotional health...
Forum: Trials 09-06-2012, 12:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,318
Posted By ThrottleJock
Exact same thing happened to me at my last event,...

Exact same thing happened to me at my last event, pinned my foot between the lever and a stump and all of a sudden the shifter is all wonky, it'll still find a gear sometimes but won't center back to...
Forum: Road warriors 06-20-2012, 01:08 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 11,342
Posted By ThrottleJock
Whoa, our presence is being graced by a MotoGP...

Whoa, our presence is being graced by a MotoGP racer? Let see if I can guess who this mystery racer is... Suzuki's out of GP for 2012 but there's been one Suzuki-powered CRT bike which ran a wildcard...
Forum: Road warriors 06-18-2012, 05:27 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 11,342
Posted By ThrottleJock
I tour on my GSX-R750K6 via the curviest B roads...

I tour on my GSX-R750K6 via the curviest B roads that show up on my GPS and a number of times those sweet curvy roads include some sections with a few miles of dirt or gravel. So needless to say the...
Forum: Trials 06-18-2012, 04:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,332
Posted By ThrottleJock
I'm in Charlotte so I ride around here, mostly...

I'm in Charlotte so I ride around here, mostly Carolina Adventure World (I bring my woods bike too and make a day of it) for my trail riding, or for trial-specific riding I ride out at Lake Houser in...
Forum: Road warriors 05-24-2012, 06:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,244
Posted By ThrottleJock
My dad always reminds me that when he started...

My dad always reminds me that when he started riding there were no street bikes or adventure bikes or dirt bikes, just bikes. They rode everything everywhere. And we still do. I think it makes it...
Forum: Road warriors 05-23-2012, 02:37 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,130
Posted By ThrottleJock
Check out the Twisted Throttle site and S1000RR...

Check out the Twisted Throttle site and S1000RR project bike. They've got all kinds of goodies to soften up some of the sharp spots on that beast without taking away its ability to melt faces....
Forum: Road warriors 05-23-2012, 09:41 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 28,548
Posted By ThrottleJock
After one long butt-burning, wrist-wrenching,...

After one long butt-burning, wrist-wrenching, neck-krinking trip to the Sebring historics races on this: http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u313/ThrottleJock/Seth%20Bikes/DSCF4449-1.jpg

I decided...
Forum: Road warriors 05-22-2012, 02:35 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 27,670
Posted By ThrottleJock
Another vote for Street Triple R. My old man has...

Another vote for Street Triple R. My old man has one and out of a garage full of other choices (including a Tiger 1050 w/ Penske suspension) it's the one that gets ridden most. It's amazingly...
Forum: Road warriors 05-22-2012, 12:08 PM
Replies: 387
Views: 126,153
Posted By ThrottleJock
I love the Buell XB12 headlights, I was...

I love the Buell XB12 headlights, I was originally planning to go that route on this one but changed course for reasons I don't recall.

I'm really happy with the white on mine. My pictures suck...
Forum: Road warriors 05-22-2012, 10:43 AM
Replies: 387
Views: 126,153
Posted By ThrottleJock
Thanks dude I love it. I've built a ton of these...

Thanks dude I love it. I've built a ton of these "streetfighter" type bikes over the years and I finally got the right balance of power, handling, and rideability with this one. I ride it every day...
Forum: Road warriors 05-22-2012, 10:21 AM
Replies: 387
Views: 126,153
Posted By ThrottleJock
And I guess I should show you my other ones. ...

And I guess I should show you my other ones.

1st gen Bandit with a 1216 motor and a whole buncha motorwork
http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u313/ThrottleJock/Seth%20Bikes/IMG_6132.jpg...
Forum: Road warriors 05-22-2012, 10:08 AM
Replies: 387
Views: 126,153
Posted By ThrottleJock
2006 GSX-R750. Versatile! ...

2006 GSX-R750. Versatile!

http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u313/ThrottleJock/Seth%20Bikes/1.jpg
http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u313/ThrottleJock/Seth%20Bikes/2.jpg...
Forum: Trials 05-14-2012, 12:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,556
Posted By ThrottleJock
Oh yeah! I have met and purchased a few...

Oh yeah!

I have met and purchased a few parts from Jim at Competition Wheels in the past. He's a great guy. He spent 45 minutes with me answering a zillion newbie questions and talked me into...
Forum: Trials 05-13-2012, 02:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,556
Posted By ThrottleJock
Thanks for all the input, guys. I'm over this...

Thanks for all the input, guys. I'm over this particular incident but it has weighed on my mind in regards to the support of the trials bike brand I've chosen. I'm drawn to oddball bikes but I'm...
Forum: Trials 05-09-2012, 02:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,556
Posted By ThrottleJock
No address issue, that was confirmed to be okay....

No address issue, that was confirmed to be okay. Just a bad day for the UPS driver maybe, and bad luck for me, but it blows that it's my problem to solve and that I have no "teeth" to get UPS to do...
Forum: Trials 05-09-2012, 02:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,556
Posted By ThrottleJock
Disappointed with LewisportUSA re: Gas Gas parts

Long story short(er), I ordered a hundred bucks worth of doodads for my Gas Gas from Lewisport on the 2nd of March. Month later nothing's arrived and there's no clear picture what the deal is after...
Forum: Trials 05-08-2012, 02:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,201
Posted By ThrottleJock
Geico or Progressive (can't remember which one)...

Geico or Progressive (can't remember which one) does insurance on off road vehicles and comprehensive/theft is an option. I think it's Geico, actually, now that I think of it. I've got my street...
Forum: Trials 05-07-2012, 12:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,332
Posted By ThrottleJock
Baaah, did it again this weekend (trail ride on...

Baaah, did it again this weekend (trail ride on trials bike) and ended up cutting a rear tire sidewall on a sharp rock. Short ride. Still tons o fun.

Next time I'll bring my enduro bike as a...
Forum: Trials 05-01-2012, 02:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,332
Posted By ThrottleJock
Yeah for sure, I'm seriously going to ride this...

Yeah for sure, I'm seriously going to ride this thing as a play bike now in addition to my regularly scheduled trials routine :). I've got hardly any money in it so if I kill it, I'll consider it a...
Forum: Trials 05-01-2012, 01:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,718
Posted By ThrottleJock
I wear a motocross helmet (Shoei VFX-R) or did, I...

I wear a motocross helmet (Shoei VFX-R) or did, I should say until I left it at the trail head this past weekend... it's no problem at all. Just hot as compared to an open-face, and you do give up...
Forum: Trials 05-01-2012, 01:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,332
Posted By ThrottleJock
Confirmation: Trials bikes ROCK as trail bikes

I was yearning for a good dirt ride this weekend but I didn't get moving 'til about noon which precluded me from driving across town to the storage unit to get the dirt bike loaded, trailer hitched,...
Forum: Trials 04-27-2012, 10:39 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 10,378
Posted By ThrottleJock
Sting I'd tend to agree with you there. I got the...

Sting I'd tend to agree with you there. I got the same setup (10% springs from Adrian at Lewisport) and they feel much more than 10% stiffer than the stock limp noodle springs I took out. That's a...
Forum: Trials 04-20-2012, 12:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,071
Posted By ThrottleJock
Renthal full diamond in medium compound....

Renthal full diamond in medium compound. Excellent grip for use in trials (with thin gloves)
Forum: Trials 04-06-2012, 10:11 AM
Replies: 603
Views: 132,904
Posted By ThrottleJock
Couple more beginner vids....

Couple more beginner vids. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bk9595wEC7w&feature=g-upl&context=G2d728d3AUAAAAAAAAAA
...
Forum: Trials 04-04-2012, 06:52 PM
Replies: 603
Views: 132,904
Posted By ThrottleJock
Only been riding trials a month, be easy on me:...

Only been riding trials a month, be easy on me: http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CTvwvyvWtgI
Forum: Trials 04-03-2012, 02:27 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 19,711
Posted By ThrottleJock
No doubt there, added to the fact that...

No doubt there, added to the fact that motorcycles are so inexpensive as compared to many other luxury items. A guy can go out and buy the most cutting-edge, high-tech, high-end trials bike available...
Forum: Trials 04-03-2012, 01:08 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 19,711
Posted By ThrottleJock
I think you're right. Same mentality is common in...

I think you're right. Same mentality is common in the street bike world where recommendations for displacement size is often based on rider weight. Yep, put the guy who just passed his MSF course on...
Forum: Trials 04-03-2012, 11:53 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 19,711
Posted By ThrottleJock
I did this to my dad (put him on a 300 Raga) and...

I did this to my dad (put him on a 300 Raga) and nearly scared him away from the sport for good. And he's a guy who's been riding for 45yrs, rides competently on everything from woods to outdoor...
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