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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-29-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,017
Posted By tapdiggy
I wasn't thinking too hard. I am just that...

I wasn't thinking too hard. I am just that brilliant.....

:rofl

Nope, I couldn't maintain
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-28-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,017
Posted By tapdiggy
Talking Lets beat a dead horse

The ensuing response is not relevant to the thread topic, but when does an ADVRider thread hold to topic?

Let's tango...

With the OP's stated conditions as bike stopped, engine off:

You have...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-28-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,467
Posted By tapdiggy
Cry Ugh

Well, I am out for this ride. My bike has a frayed throttle cable and the replacement is delayed. Might yet get down there later this year and ride it. Have fun.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-27-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,017
Posted By tapdiggy
First, yes, you can just shut the engine off. You...

First, yes, you can just shut the engine off. You will not hurt it. If peace of mind is your wish, a cooling fan fitted with an auxiliary switch is a meritorious idea that someone has mentioned. Just...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-27-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 43,818
Views: 2,474,262
Posted By tapdiggy
An expression I used to hear often while working...

An expression I used to hear often while working at NRF. "Stave 'ah dude!"
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-27-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 2,737
Views: 744,801
Posted By tapdiggy
<iframe width="560" height="315"...

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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-24-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 43,818
Views: 2,474,262
Posted By tapdiggy
That makes sense. My example was off. A better...

That makes sense. My example was off. A better comparison would be going on vacation to another state and buying a tee shirt from there. "ADV Rider" is, after all, just the most awesome form of...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-24-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 43,818
Views: 2,474,262
Posted By tapdiggy
Laugh Amazing cornering grip!

Wow! Those tires allow you to achieve ~100 degrees of lean, with panniers!



But, really, I saw that ad. it got me thinking, Why not put the stickers on your gear? I see as much practicality,...
Forum: Thumpers 05-24-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 2,144
Views: 307,875
Posted By tapdiggy
Talking Almost-breakdown. Good time for bodge mods

So I discovered my throttle cable is fraying near the carb end. So while I wait for the new set to arrive, I am doing some cosmetic and practical upgrades, on the cheap.
First, I took a wire brush...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-13-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 43,818
Views: 2,474,262
Posted By tapdiggy
Absolutely agree. Has your YAMAHA sticker peeled...

Absolutely agree. Has your YAMAHA sticker peeled off yet?
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-13-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,467
Posted By tapdiggy
Question A query

Just curious, if I ride down from Augusta, will I get grief for riding in my "goon style" gear, which is to say, a helmet and gloves? I can't wear moto boots because of an ankle injury, ironically....
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 2,144
Views: 307,875
Posted By tapdiggy
This is not a flame post

Are you the first owner of your bike? If not, maybe the previous owner had some part in that mess.
On a related note, did you also round out the hex heads on your oil filter cover? They don't look...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-13-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 8,498
Views: 1,721,754
Posted By tapdiggy
Laugh That is not so definitively true. But the...

That is not so definitively true. But the resulting direction of the thread was worth it, I guess:dunno
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-09-2014, 12:17 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,784
Posted By tapdiggy
Heh. I choose to believe it was the product of a...

Heh. I choose to believe it was the product of a little-known clause in the partnership agreement which brought about the DSM era.

On topic, I hope for more "SP" models. Not nearly as catchy as...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-04-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 43,818
Views: 2,474,262
Posted By tapdiggy
Where is this trail? Looks like a good spot.

Where is this trail? Looks like a good spot.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-04-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 1,621
Views: 375,051
Posted By tapdiggy
The way I am reading this, both posts are...

The way I am reading this, both posts are referring to bottoming the front brake lever to the bar and stomping the rear brake pedal as far as it will go (as might be done in an emergency) while in a...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-02-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 43,818
Views: 2,474,262
Posted By tapdiggy
To the offroad crowd here

Does anyone know of any open trails in central Maine? That is to say, trails that aren't closed down for the mud season, 'saturated soil', snowmobiles only, and all that?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-27-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 1,621
Views: 375,051
Posted By tapdiggy
Because I am "that guy" who can't resist

You should have said "confuse", and interchangeable does not contain a hyphen.
Unless you were being sarcastic. If that is the case, hee hee, clever.:huh
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-26-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 43,818
Views: 2,474,262
Posted By tapdiggy
No, Central Maine Powersports has the best...

No, Central Maine Powersports has the best selection. They also have the widest brand variety, so finding a well-fitting helmet is more likely, and also a wider price range.
Forum: Thumpers 04-26-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 2,144
Views: 307,875
Posted By tapdiggy
Replacement parts! hooray

After a very bumpy ride through the frost heaves, one of my quick fix replacement directional bulbs shattered.
http://i560.photobucket.com/albums/ss44/TAPDiggy/Phonepics211-1.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 2,144
Views: 307,875
Posted By tapdiggy
FI on bikes just moves the complexity to a...

FI on bikes just moves the complexity to a different place. Where one might have to clean the float bowl and replace a ripped diaphram on a CV carb, now there are injector holes and burned-up oxygen...
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 2,144
Views: 307,875
Posted By tapdiggy
Eh, it sounds like you ride a moderate amount of...

Eh, it sounds like you ride a moderate amount of trail and off-road. 200 miles on oil is probably enough torture to rationalize and alleviate the annoyance.
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 2,144
Views: 307,875
Posted By tapdiggy
Just because I enjoy dissenting... Did the...

Just because I enjoy dissenting...

Did the engine RPM change when the slip occurred? Uphill in 5th gear, seems as though the engine would rev up if it overcame the clutch, lending to your...
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 2,144
Views: 307,875
Posted By tapdiggy
Not to dissuade (FI bikes are great), but I have...

Not to dissuade (FI bikes are great), but I have not had to touch my carburetor in the 5 years since I bought my bike. That includes the bike sitting outside for 2 winters with the fuel petcock left...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-22-2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 8,498
Views: 1,721,754
Posted By tapdiggy
I have a much more philosophical, and less wordy,...

I have a much more philosophical, and less wordy, answer. "You can't appreciate the sun until you've seen rain."
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-22-2014, 10:51 PM
Replies: 8,498
Views: 1,721,754
Posted By tapdiggy
Acknowledgement of the existence of the off-topic...

Acknowledgement of the existence of the off-topic invariably causes its decline toward the dropping of the subject. So good job there, cleaning up your loud opinion/flame bait. Sincerely.

As for...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-22-2014, 10:39 PM
Replies: 8,498
Views: 1,721,754
Posted By tapdiggy
Yes, indeed. My go-to response to "Aren't you...

Yes, indeed. My go-to response to "Aren't you hot?" is, "Only when I stop."

Then I leave a oneses down the road 1/2 a mile and disappear over the horizon, all to Genesis' greatest...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-20-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 8,498
Views: 1,721,754
Posted By tapdiggy
"Cold?" as in, "(Are you) cold?" This was at...

"Cold?" as in, "(Are you) cold?"

This was at a powersports dealership from a parts guy as I walked to the counter. It wasn't so much stupid as unexpected; it was sunny and ~60 F outside.
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 2,144
Views: 307,875
Posted By tapdiggy
hehe.

hehe.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-18-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 8,498
Views: 1,721,754
Posted By tapdiggy
Eh? Wait a second.....?

Are you referring to a BMW X5 as a truck? That's like saying a Daytona 675 on knobbies can win at Erzberg. If indeed you were referring to a BMW X5.
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 2,144
Views: 307,875
Posted By tapdiggy
Laugh Anyway.....Dual-cans on my exhaust now!

http://i560.photobucket.com/albums/ss44/TAPDiggy/20140412_171702.jpg (http://s560.photobucket.com/user/TAPDiggy/media/20140412_171702.jpg.html)
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 2,144
Views: 307,875
Posted By tapdiggy
Talking First ride of the year.

Found some granite sculptures in a field.

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-b04UsooEuZA/U0gwNarG0CI/AAAAAAAAALU/MT32vgWB74Q/w1358-h764-no/14+-+1
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-07-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 8,692
Posted By tapdiggy
I find that the latter is derived from common...

I find that the latter is derived from common sense, and the former only exist to make it the standard.

Thus...

Unless there is signage explicitly prohibiting it, parking there isn't expressly...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-07-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,247
Posted By tapdiggy
Yes, very much in the same rationale, except not...

Yes, very much in the same rationale, except not patently absurd like water in a combustion chamber.:D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-07-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 8,692
Posted By tapdiggy
Those areas in a parking lot denote a No Parking...

Those areas in a parking lot denote a No Parking zone, regardless of location in the parking lot at large. That is why those spaces are painted with diagonal lines in them, to look different than...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-07-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 8,498
Views: 1,721,754
Posted By tapdiggy
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 2,144
Views: 307,875
Posted By tapdiggy
Heh. I was actually asking what folks thought...

Heh. I was actually asking what folks thought about the 15/42 for the specific purpose of getting a "top speed" at the speed runs at the former Loring AFB up here in Maine. I can't fathom how...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-06-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 8,498
Views: 1,721,754
Posted By tapdiggy
Just reply: why yes, thank you for noticing. ;) ...

Just reply: why yes, thank you for noticing. ;)

Sent from my DROIDX using Tapatalk 2[/QUOTE]



A simple, flat-tone "no" is the best answer to such a rhetorical question. It conveys so much...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-06-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,247
Posted By tapdiggy
Tell us![/QUOTE] I am happy to admit, I...

Tell us![/QUOTE]

I am happy to admit, I underestimated the population of this forum; no one is this inept. Basically, using a spray bottle, mist Seafoam into the intake tract, usually downstream...
Forum: Thumpers 04-03-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 2,144
Views: 307,875
Posted By tapdiggy
it does pique my curiosity though: I wonder how a...

it does pique my curiosity though: I wonder how a 42 rear sprocket would be for a top speed run, in the mile, push start if needed. Hypothetically
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