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Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,480
Posted By tick-tock
Try to find a used WR250R. I had one and a...

Try to find a used WR250R. I had one and a VStrom at the same time and actually found the WR more comfortable for longer rides because the bike is much narrower. It's a lot more fun than the bigger...
Forum: Equipment 03-21-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,512
Posted By tick-tock
What is with all these people on ADV who...

What is with all these people on ADV who supposedly never exceed the posted limit? Do you think 35mph on rural road is really appropriate?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-05-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,523
Posted By tick-tock
Old man bikes don't always work to keep you out...

Old man bikes don't always work to keep you out of trouble. I got a ticket on a V-Strom 1000 with hard bags. I thought looking ugly and slow would help, but only up to a point, I guess.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-05-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,343
Posted By tick-tock
In my area (metro-Atlanta), some of the...

In my area (metro-Atlanta), some of the jurisdictions have set this scam up so that it is a civil penalty not a criminal one. The good news is that it won't go on your driving record but the bad...
Forum: Equipment 03-04-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,479
Posted By tick-tock
The trailer in a bag is a cool concept but "not...

The trailer in a bag is a cool concept but "not cheap" is an understatement. I guess if you don't have any storage options for regular trailer...
Forum: The Garage 02-27-2014, 05:02 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,604
Posted By tick-tock
Really cool project and great write-up. Are you...

Really cool project and great write-up. Are you at all concerned about the battery pack and light mounted on the outside of the helmet being a safety concern. I know companies like Arai design...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-06-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 7,026
Posted By tick-tock
Fight it. The state made an accusation against...

Fight it. The state made an accusation against you. it is up to them to prove it in court. If they can't, most likely because the witness (cop) doesn't show up, then you haven't been proven guilty...
Forum: The Garage 02-06-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,330
Posted By tick-tock
QUOTE=troidus;23385656]Having a single emitter...

QUOTE=troidus;23385656]Having a single emitter (array) perform two functions by varying the voltage or pulse width is becoming more common.[/QUOTE]

Dang. That makes adding a brake flasher so much...
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2013, 07:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,018
Posted By tick-tock
I wanted a bright tail light with the ability to...

I wanted a bright tail light with the ability to flash but didn't like the price of the Edge. Wired in a Whelen strobe (LIN3) and it definitely gets cagers attention when the brakes are applied and...
Forum: Thumpers 07-13-2013, 02:25 PM
Replies: 41,402
Views: 7,730,146
Posted By tick-tock
Mine has been great on the highway. I've had it...

Mine has been great on the highway. I've had it up to an indicated 90mph and it felt pretty stable. That's on stock rubber with pressures between 15 and 32. Much better than the '09 KLR650 I had...
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2013, 06:16 PM
Replies: 41,402
Views: 7,730,146
Posted By tick-tock
You got 8,500 miles out of the stock rear tire??...

You got 8,500 miles out of the stock rear tire?? :huh You must by a light weight or just baby the throttle. I've got a little over 2,000 on mine it looks like it will need replacement soon.
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2013, 06:05 PM
Replies: 41,402
Views: 7,730,146
Posted By tick-tock
I'm using the same rack and have been happy with...

I'm using the same rack and have been happy with it so far. Much cheaper than the alternatives but still light weight and sturdy. In case anyone is researching this rack and sees the negative...
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2013, 04:37 PM
Replies: 41,402
Views: 7,730,146
Posted By tick-tock
Replaced the stock tank with an IMS 3.1, added...

Replaced the stock tank with an IMS 3.1, added luggage rack, added a Whelen strobe to the brake light, Acerbis hand guards, new grips, wind screen. I think that's it.

I checked to make sure the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-20-2013, 01:22 PM
Replies: 41,402
Views: 7,730,146
Posted By tick-tock
Got it, thanks. I'll make sure my back wheel is...

Got it, thanks. I'll make sure my back wheel is lined up.
Forum: Thumpers 06-20-2013, 10:30 AM
Replies: 41,402
Views: 7,730,146
Posted By tick-tock
I'm not sure what you mean. How could they not...

I'm not sure what you mean. How could they not be lined up?
Forum: Thumpers 06-20-2013, 10:03 AM
Replies: 41,402
Views: 7,730,146
Posted By tick-tock
High frequency vibrations

I did a bunch of work on my WRR last weekend, and part of the project was changing the front sprocket back to stock and adjusting the chain slack. After getting everything buttoned back up, I'm...
Forum: Thumpers 05-31-2013, 08:00 PM
Replies: 41,402
Views: 7,730,146
Posted By tick-tock
I'm having the same issue with the stock mirror.

I'm having the same issue with the stock mirror.
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2013, 01:55 PM
Replies: 41,402
Views: 7,730,146
Posted By tick-tock
I'm not trying to be a smart a#$ but if money...

I'm not trying to be a smart a#$ but if money really isn't an issue, why not just by an X model for street rides and keep the R for the trails? Or, do what I'm planning and get the full-on crazy...
Forum: Beasts 04-22-2013, 06:54 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 9,711
Posted By tick-tock
You can modify the switch so both lights stay on...

You can modify the switch so both lights stay on with the high beam setting.
Forum: Beasts 03-18-2013, 06:47 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,319
Posted By tick-tock
I had a belt snap on my '06 at around 8000 miles....

I had a belt snap on my '06 at around 8000 miles. It broke after jumping a curb and landing back on the pavement so there may be something to the whole suspension unloaded theory.

I wasn't...
Forum: Equipment 12-12-2012, 12:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 781
Posted By tick-tock
Some relays have a connector that is hot when the...

Some relays have a connector that is hot when the relay is not active. So, you could use it for a charging accessory out of convenience. I've done this for a cigarette lighter type charger with no...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-12-2012, 12:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 655
Posted By tick-tock
Valparaiso is a very pretty town to ride to and...

Valparaiso is a very pretty town to ride to and only about an hour from Santiago.
Forum: Beasts 08-27-2012, 10:10 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 32,303
Posted By tick-tock
Of the 15 I've owned, I've definitely found some...

Of the 15 I've owned, I've definitely found some favorites.

First, the bikes I wouldn't buy again:

SV650 - No. Fun bike but not enough top-end power and not very versatile

Honda 919 - No....
Forum: Equipment 07-05-2012, 01:36 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,029
Posted By tick-tock
I concur with the hammock recommendations. Keeps...

I concur with the hammock recommendations. Keeps the air flowing underneath you and packs up super small.
Forum: Equipment 06-20-2012, 11:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,262
Posted By tick-tock
In my commuting experience in the hot summers of...

In my commuting experience in the hot summers of Atlanta, I've found that anything waterproof is too hot. I prefer to use mesh pants (or khakis if I'm feeling lazy) and put on dedicated rain gear if...
Forum: Equipment 02-13-2012, 12:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,315
Posted By tick-tock
Radar detectors definitely aren't worthless;...

Radar detectors definitely aren't worthless; generally there is enough scatter to get fair warning. Laser detectors on the other hand...
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