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Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 02-10-2015, 11:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,299
Posted By motorat
my son started out on the pw50...but an older one...

my son started out on the pw50...but an older one with the kick-start.
I like it because i could vary the amount of throttle that he was given
so he could not get into too much trouble
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 01-30-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,604
Posted By motorat
I put in the yellow pinloc. since my helmet has...

I put in the yellow pinloc.
since my helmet has an internal dark screen this worked good for me.
at night it also helped block out some of the high beam glare and during
the day it cleared up some...
Forum: Road Warriors 01-30-2015, 07:29 AM
Replies: 753
Views: 95,194
Posted By motorat
in the past year i removed my seat twice.

in the past year i removed my seat twice.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 01-27-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,697
Posted By motorat
Through the hills looks fun. You can keep the...

Through the hills looks fun. You can keep the lane splitting, I did that for 3 years and never got comfortable doing it.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 01-16-2015, 07:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 942
Posted By motorat
i would wear my regular riding gear under the...

i would wear my regular riding gear under the thermal suit or maybe my summer stuff that breaths better.
you go go and get the underarmor like this stuff:...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 01-15-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,476
Posted By motorat
i did it back in 2004. it was alot of fun. Jake...

i did it back in 2004. it was alot of fun.
Jake Zemke and the Bostroms dad were there.
I have been planning to go again but haven't.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-14-2015, 07:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 663
Posted By motorat
I remember reading on stromtrooper that a few...

I remember reading on stromtrooper that a few people did that.
My side stand already went a few degrees past straight and i haven,t had that problem.
Forum: Road Warriors 01-12-2015, 08:18 AM
Replies: 753
Views: 95,194
Posted By motorat
yes all the bonnie seats will work. i put a...

yes all the bonnie seats will work. i put a scrambler gel seat on mine. I like the look of KSU's. I might have to get one and try it out.
...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-06-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,729
Posted By motorat
I put a 16 front of my 2008 wee 16/47 = 2.9375 ...

I put a 16 front of my 2008 wee
16/47 = 2.9375

it works good for me.

still I would like to try the v2
Forum: Road Warriors 01-06-2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 836
Posted By motorat
If I look over it.....tinted If I look through...

If I look over it.....tinted
If I look through it .....clear
Forum: Road Warriors 01-01-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 753
Views: 95,194
Posted By motorat
the triumph parts are good but expensive. i...

the triumph parts are good but expensive.
i like newbonneville.com and bellacorse.net
Forum: Road Warriors 12-31-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 10,637
Views: 1,832,885
Posted By motorat
that kinda describes me.....:D

that kinda describes me.....:D
Forum: Road Warriors 12-30-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,386
Posted By motorat
from your list I'd go with the Honda. I had...

from your list I'd go with the Honda.

I had a first gen KLR650 and it worked well for the 30K miles i had it, but it always felt like it wanted to grenade.
I replaced it with a V-strom 650. This...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 12-30-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 22,511
Posted By motorat
my guess is February would be the earliest. all...

my guess is February would be the earliest.
all ranges need to be repainted and instructors trained.
there is an owners meeting on Jan 7 to go over details.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-19-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,774
Posted By motorat
i wish i had your problem.....

i wish i had your problem.....
Forum: Road Warriors 12-19-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 3,554
Views: 554,888
Posted By motorat
Congrats Puddles! there is a ride day...

Congrats Puddles!

there is a ride day tomorrow at the santa rosa yamaha dealer and i can't wait to see if this will be my next bike.
Forum: Road Warriors 12-15-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 3,554
Views: 554,888
Posted By motorat
The Santa Rosa CA dealer is having a ride day on...

The Santa Rosa CA dealer is having a ride day on sat dec 20 and the announcement said they will have the fj09 there to ride.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 12-15-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,708
Posted By motorat
do they make a mastad for that model. i just...

do they make a mastad for that model.
i just checked twisted throttle and didn't see one

as stated earlier the mra is great i have one on my vstrom...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 12-11-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 22,511
Posted By motorat
did your site admin send you the total control...

did your site admin send you the total control application?
i still have not heard from TC.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-09-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,584
Posted By motorat
if you are looking for a trail bike the xt250...

if you are looking for a trail bike the xt250 after 2013 is fuel injected, with a low seat.
the older honda 230l was low also.
i'm 5'6" and had a lowered klr650 for a while, and also a dr650 that i...
Forum: Road Warriors 12-05-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 559
Views: 59,105
Posted By motorat
they were on display at the IMS show in november....

they were on display at the IMS show in november.

they look good in person also
Forum: Road Warriors 12-04-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 1,635
Views: 316,638
Posted By motorat
i sat on one at the ims show on november. ergos...

i sat on one at the ims show on november.
ergos were all wrong for me and it was the most uncomfortable bike i have sat on.
the regular bolt was ok, i test rode last year but couldn't get past the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-02-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,076
Posted By motorat
5'6" 28" inseam (at least when i get carharts...

5'6"
28" inseam (at least when i get carharts with the 28" they don't drag or bunch up)
feet on the ground:
2008 vstrom 650abs...suzuki gel seat 3/4" lowering liknks if i slide over my foot is...
Forum: Road Warriors 11-26-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,754
Posted By motorat
go with a throttlemister, kaoko or go cruise and...

go with a throttlemister, kaoko or go cruise and everything with abs is available.
I used the go cruise on the vstrom when I went on a weekend ride to washington and back.
...
Forum: Road Warriors 11-25-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,231
Posted By motorat
I had a Royal Enfield for a few months...that did...

I had a Royal Enfield for a few months...that did not disappear.

I like a bike that lets you know it's there without having to shout it to you all the time with too much vibration or too loud of...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 11-25-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 22,511
Posted By motorat
back in 2002 when we went from MRC:RSS to BRC it...

back in 2002 when we went from MRC:RSS to BRC it was 1 day and free with lunch.
i think they paid for gas. so after 15 years and my leaving CA in a couple of years my next class is probably my last.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 11-24-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 22,511
Posted By motorat
I'm not elite but also not a noob. From what i...

I'm not elite but also not a noob.
From what i saw it looks like they like to do consecutive days.
If it's 5-7days in a row that will mess up next years family vacation plans.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 11-24-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 22,511
Posted By motorat
and all coaches will have to be fingerprinted...

and all coaches will have to be fingerprinted again and pay $395 for the training course.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 11-24-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,183
Posted By motorat
it's ok to talk to yourself..... but when you...

it's ok to talk to yourself.....
but when you ask your self a question and the answer is "huh?"; then there's a problem
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 11-20-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 22,511
Posted By motorat
yes take it now!! i imagine the price will go...

yes take it now!!
i imagine the price will go up also.

as for the retraining....we did it in 2002(IIRC) when MSF took over, so the re-do is no big deal. I'm kinda excited to see what the new...
Forum: Road Warriors 11-19-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 10,637
Views: 1,832,885
Posted By motorat
i think this would be a lot of fun...i just need...

i think this would be a lot of fun...i just need to learn how to ride one....and fix one
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-14-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,803
Posted By motorat
it's not a smog check i have had 2 friends buy...

it's not a smog check
i have had 2 friends buy out of state, besides my new bike purchase.
both were triumphs one was a 2009 tiger and the other was a 2012 sprint. they were 49 state bikes. the...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-14-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,803
Posted By motorat
with the heated gear...don't forget your feet,...

with the heated gear...don't forget your feet, heated socks or insoles.
have fun.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 11-14-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,073
Posted By motorat
try mittens.....i'm not kidding. ...

try mittens.....i'm not kidding.
http://www.jafrum.com/Heated-Motorcycle-Clothing/VH-Epic-2-0-Battery-Heated-Mittens_2

also those hippo-hand handle bar things work well to keep the wind out
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-14-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,803
Posted By motorat
is the bike 50 state legal. some new bikes ate...

is the bike 50 state legal.
some new bikes ate not legal in CA.
also it is a pain to register, i did it with a Bonneville 5 years ago and between the DMV and CHP there was a lot of
running around.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 11-14-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,004
Posted By motorat
what about Triumph.

what about Triumph.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-12-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 439
Views: 99,230
Posted By motorat
you have a winner there Brian. tell me about...

you have a winner there Brian.
tell me about the thingy in front of the oil filter...is it also a skid plate
Forum: Road Warriors 11-12-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,003
Posted By motorat
Eek and it's a TDI

http://images.craigslist.org/01515_7aF8pTgONzD_600x450.jpg

Beautiful entirely handmade unique aluminum body! (all the green parts)
All other material are stainless steel not chrome never lose the...
Forum: Road Warriors 11-12-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,891
Posted By motorat
i had the speedmaster for about 6000 miles. it...

i had the speedmaster for about 6000 miles. it was an 06 and a lot of fun. i replaced the drag bars with bonneville bars and the seat with a single corbin. if i could have had mid controls i probably...
Forum: Road Warriors 11-06-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 41,651
Posted By motorat
my vstrom650-abs. it still feels new at 50k...

my vstrom650-abs.
it still feels new at 50k miles.
i'm about to go on a 1400mile weekend ride
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