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Forum: Trip Planning 06-26-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 728
Posted By superslomo
Importing Bike to the US?

I'm a German dual citizen, and have a family house over there, and am considering at some point doing a week or two through Europe on a bike. It seems like the pickings on older air-cooled R-type...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-11-2013, 02:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,100
Posted By superslomo
Sounds awesome. I'm still hemming and hawing,...

Sounds awesome. I'm still hemming and hawing, I've got more projects than cash right now, but next time I have a truck and a ramp to borrow, I'm going to go down and kick the tires and pick it up,...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-24-2013, 08:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,100
Posted By superslomo
More details have arrived: it's a 1974 KZ400S,...

More details have arrived: it's a 1974 KZ400S, kickstart, drum brakes front and rear.

The owner (father of a buddy of mine) said he would take $100 for it, he just wants to know it's not going to...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-23-2013, 01:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,100
Posted By superslomo
Given that you can find a running UJM in adequate...

Given that you can find a running UJM in adequate on-the-road condition for about $1000-$1500, this might not be a worthwhile endeavor. If I do it, it's as much to have the experience of tearing...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-23-2013, 01:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,100
Posted By superslomo
Fair Value for Kawasaki KZ400 (Non-Runner)

So, a friend's stepfather is selling his former toy... Kawasaki KZ400 "ran when I parked it in the garage 23 years ago". I think he'd be happy to have someone who would make it a ridden runner...
Forum: Trip Planning 10-25-2012, 09:15 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 51,072
Posted By superslomo
There's some correlation with bicycle tours and...

There's some correlation with bicycle tours and camping, though a bicycle is way easier to heave over a guardrail and into the woods to properly stealth camp. I, and folks I've known have had good...
Forum: Trip Planning 10-25-2012, 09:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 915
Posted By superslomo
Online Maps with Road Type??

I've been looking around, and while my AAA paper maps all have details as to the kind of road (divided/improved/dirt), I can't find any online mapping that lets me know what kind of road and surface...
Forum: Ride reports 09-07-2012, 08:38 AM
Replies: 1,186
Views: 355,437
Posted By superslomo
Parts of Newburgh proper are indeed super...

Parts of Newburgh proper are indeed super sketchy, but the area around there is really gorgeous riding, even just ten minutes outside the city. I'm right across the river, in a town that is a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-29-2012, 11:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,284
Posted By superslomo
I have a fair number of family members (including...

I have a fair number of family members (including extended family) in Europe, and the licensing process is far more involved. However, the traffic is much denser, and there are far more alternatives...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-29-2012, 11:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,284
Posted By superslomo
1) A guy who takes the bike out once a year to...

1) A guy who takes the bike out once a year to putter around town, showing off the chrome on a nice day
2) A guy who takes his scooter to the grocery store every few days, a mile away on quiet...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-28-2012, 10:20 AM
Replies: 1,726
Views: 414,538
Posted By superslomo
Probably didn't help that I was just trying to...

Probably didn't help that I was just trying to keep up on a V-Strom while linking together two bits of pavement with a forest road that got a bit nastier than I had planned. I've come to believe I'm...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-28-2012, 08:26 AM
Replies: 1,726
Views: 414,538
Posted By superslomo
I started this thing comparatively late (in my...

I started this thing comparatively late (in my 30's), and the only time I've been down was on dirt, and it sucked pretty hard. No major damage to me (bruising, minor strain) and some to the bike.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-17-2012, 07:53 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,971
Posted By superslomo
Does anyone believe that somehow the...

Does anyone believe that somehow the environmental lobby has the power to force ethanol on people?? You can't really be serious, can you?

I'd say maybe the (very very powerful) farm lobby has an...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-16-2012, 07:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,549
Posted By superslomo
If suzuki wanted to do anything other than block...

If suzuki wanted to do anything other than block wind with the factory handguard setup, they did a way lousy job...

windscreens are pretty nice in the wintertime, and in heavy rain our for long...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-16-2012, 05:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,549
Posted By superslomo
I'm using "grab" loosely. I shouldn't have...

I'm using "grab" loosely. I shouldn't have touched the front at all, but I must have without realizing it.

It's a strom, so the turn signals are suicidally positioned... The windshield was larger...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-16-2012, 07:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,549
Posted By superslomo
I had a get-off a few weeks ago, first time going...

I had a get-off a few weeks ago, first time going down with the bike while in motion. Like someone above, I had a sudden stop, grabbed the front brake without thinking... wrong environment to do so...
Forum: Face plant 08-16-2012, 07:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,908
Posted By superslomo
550 feet??? How much wick do you carry with...

550 feet???

How much wick do you carry with you?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-31-2012, 07:38 AM
Replies: 35,021
Views: 8,733,745
Posted By superslomo
Inquiring minds want to know.

Inquiring minds want to know.
Forum: Ride reports 07-24-2012, 10:21 AM
Replies: 2,026
Views: 271,719
Posted By superslomo
I hear you mention the pipes, but why do you need...

I hear you mention the pipes, but why do you need to do anything to them? Too loud? Not working? Damaged in a tip-over? I'm just not understanding what the issue is.

Have you had the work...
Forum: Ride reports 07-24-2012, 06:44 AM
Replies: 2,026
Views: 271,719
Posted By superslomo
So are you still insured with the place that you...

So are you still insured with the place that you first got coverage from? You could either find a different carrier or at least call them up for a policy review, your rates should go down from the...
Forum: Ride reports 07-23-2012, 01:39 PM
Replies: 2,026
Views: 271,719
Posted By superslomo
It is so hard for me to believe that this all...

It is so hard for me to believe that this all actually real... I never thought there was someone out there buying a $23k max-zoot touring bike mere days after getting their license, but I suppose...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-13-2012, 02:27 PM
Replies: 1,726
Views: 414,538
Posted By superslomo
To quote Alain Prost: "When I look fast, I'm...

To quote Alain Prost:
"When I look fast, I'm not smooth and I am going slowly. And when I look slow, I am smooth and going fast."
Forum: Ride reports 07-13-2012, 10:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,271
Posted By superslomo
Wow. Yeah, more pics PLEASE! Looks fantastic!

Wow. Yeah, more pics PLEASE! Looks fantastic!
Forum: Americas 07-13-2012, 09:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,336
Posted By superslomo
How have you done the trip previously? Bigger...

How have you done the trip previously? Bigger bike? Bigger bags? I'd second the idea of trying to do a test-pack or test run of some kind, but it all depends on your timing of the trip etc.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-12-2012, 10:57 AM
Replies: 1,726
Views: 414,538
Posted By superslomo
I found attacking chain cleaning daunting in...

I found attacking chain cleaning daunting in terms of the wealth of information to be had. I meant above originally that you should figure out the right regimen for your environment and taste, and...
Forum: Ride reports 07-12-2012, 10:34 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 405
Posted By superslomo
Has the Kolyma Highway Been Made Passable?

Having seen the Ewan/Charlie films, and given that I have a grandfather who was sent to Kolyma in the 40's, I've always had a pipe dream of heading out that way. Is it still as rough as it was...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-11-2012, 06:12 PM
Replies: 1,726
Views: 414,538
Posted By superslomo
Yeah. You should always clean, or never clean. ...

Yeah. You should always clean, or never clean. You should lube every time you fill the tank, or never, or get a scottoiler, or they are awful messes.

When cleaning, your should always use...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-11-2012, 02:26 PM
Replies: 1,726
Views: 414,538
Posted By superslomo
Well, if I go to sleep tonight knowing I've...

Well, if I go to sleep tonight knowing I've filled someone with fear they didn't know they should have, then I've really done my job today. :evil

You can feel safe until you're about the same...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-11-2012, 02:09 PM
Replies: 1,726
Views: 414,538
Posted By superslomo
http://www.lakestockton.com/read.php?64,93991,9403...

http://www.lakestockton.com/read.php?64,93991,94037
http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/9407981/detail.html
http://community.discovery.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/7501919888/m/47319550601...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-11-2012, 01:54 PM
Replies: 1,726
Views: 414,538
Posted By superslomo
Try riding in the rain, and in the dark before...

Try riding in the rain, and in the dark before you HAVE to do so. Take a short jaunt or two in those challenging conditions, as you never know when you might get caught in a downpour, or have to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-11-2012, 01:27 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 23,200
Posted By superslomo
I'm not the one who had the problem with the...

I'm not the one who had the problem with the trash trucks.

I have a problem with huge posses of retarded accountant-pirates who wake up my two year old. :)

Either people stop pissing off...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-11-2012, 12:53 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 23,200
Posted By superslomo
This makes very, very little sense. Under what...

This makes very, very little sense. Under what circumstances do people choose as to whether or not they "use garbage services"? :y0! This isn't a good argument to prove... wait, what's your point...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-11-2012, 08:26 AM
Replies: 336
Views: 23,200
Posted By superslomo
How does "other people are a-holes, so I'm okay...

How does "other people are a-holes, so I'm okay with being one as well" make sense?

Cripes, we have enough trouble with every schmuck in a car trying to make a red smear out of us on the pavement...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-11-2012, 07:25 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 15,009
Posted By superslomo
Parking in neutral is fine in the driveway or in...

Parking in neutral is fine in the driveway or in my own garage, but on the street I always park in gear. One bump from behind from a car, the Wee will fold up the sidestand and crash onto its side. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-11-2012, 06:32 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,559
Posted By superslomo
I've got an X-11 I got on...

I've got an X-11 I got on super-duper-double-secret-probation clearance.

I dig it, and I would consider the X-12 to replace it chiefly because of those nifty cheek pads that slide out to allow...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-10-2012, 02:06 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 28,275
Posted By superslomo
I've got just a bit over a mile to the train...

I've got just a bit over a mile to the train station from my house, and while I always wear a FF helmet and gloves, I'm fifty-fifty on proper boots, and never wear anything but street clothes on the...
Forum: Beasts 03-21-2012, 12:56 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,043
Posted By superslomo
Are you talking about the 620 Multistrada or the...

Are you talking about the 620 Multistrada or the BIG bike? That's a pretty gnarly amount of power to try and figure out on dirt, isn't it??

Full disclosure: I've got a wee, and I've been on fire...
Forum: Ride reports 02-15-2012, 07:21 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 16,384
Posted By superslomo
Beautiful. I don't know if you've seen the...

Beautiful.

I don't know if you've seen the Top Gear Vietnam special, but they travel the length of Vietnam by bike/scooter etc.

I'm absolutely green with envy, and pretty darned inspired to...
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