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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 08:52 AM
Replies: 418
Views: 83,757
Posted By Grreatdog
This is one job I sacrificed tools for. Shorter...

This is one job I sacrificed tools for. Shorter allen wrench and custom feeler made from three with the correct one bent and cut down. It isn't worth preserving tools at the cost of your sanity.
Forum: The Garage 01-24-2015, 05:28 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,749
Posted By Grreatdog
I had to do all of that Thursday. I cleaned it up...

I had to do all of that Thursday. I cleaned it up with brake cleaner, shined it up with Scotchbrite, squeezed it with vice grips, bent the hell out of a small clamp and then got a BMF "C" clamp and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-24-2015, 08:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 954
Posted By Grreatdog
My experience is that a valid registration,...

My experience is that a valid registration, current license plate, motorcycle endorsement on your license and, most importantly, a valid insurance card means a fix it ticket and/or fine as worst case...
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2015, 03:36 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,512
Posted By Grreatdog
Not to mention those KTM "road bikes" aren't...

Not to mention those KTM "road bikes" aren't exactly cheap. Those are most definitely premium motorcycles. As just said, those less expensive commuter bikes represent new market model expansion for...
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 6,682
Views: 1,364,189
Posted By Grreatdog
Mine never make 1000 miles on the orange bikes....

Mine never make 1000 miles on the orange bikes. But then I take them off a bit before they look like the one above. My 640 and 525 are enough of a handful without running traction-less rear tires....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-23-2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,669
Posted By Grreatdog
Yep, Maryland requires footrests and handholds...

Yep, Maryland requires footrests and handholds for title inspection unless it has a one person operator only seat. I had to find a seat strap and footpegs online for my XL600R. But my EXC's passed...
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,177
Posted By Grreatdog
At the risk of pissing off people who swear by...

At the risk of pissing off people who swear by it, I flat out hated the versions of Rotella T (both synthetic and dinosaur) I tried in my bikes. I like Rotella T fine for keeping the ancient Ford V8...
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2015, 10:32 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 7,250
Posted By Grreatdog
Damn, just realized the used 525 I bought has...

Damn, just realized the used 525 I bought has 1800 miles on it. Apparently I am wasting my time with wiring and such getting it plated. I should be rebuilding the top end.
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2015, 07:28 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 7,250
Posted By Grreatdog
Yep. That is a double face palm post. I had a...

Yep. That is a double face palm post. I had a brand new XT350 do the same thing - three times. I was on my third top end before 5000 miles. I correctly assumed mine was an outlier not the norm.
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,512
Posted By Grreatdog
Given that my last new bike was a 1986, you are...

Given that my last new bike was a 1986, you are speaking my language.

But, damn, my friend's brand spanking new 690 sure is sweet........
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2015, 06:33 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 7,250
Posted By Grreatdog
Them radiators is the work of the debil I tells...

Them radiators is the work of the debil I tells ya.
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2015, 06:24 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,512
Posted By Grreatdog
Perhaps not. But at least Pierer Industries AG...

Perhaps not. But at least Pierer Industries AG understands what they have in the brand name. For one thing they have but the marquee back on offroad race tracks where it belongs. They have also done...
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2015, 10:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 626
Posted By Grreatdog
A bike magazine (Motorcyclist?) I picked up...

A bike magazine (Motorcyclist?) I picked up yesterday is reporting the Husky 701 is supposed to be coming here by summer.
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2015, 09:23 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,512
Posted By Grreatdog
It only took a year from 701 SM concept bike to...

It only took a year from 701 SM concept bike to 701 SM production bike here for summer sales. So I wonder if those 401 concept bikes will see production for 2016. If they put a real seat and a rear...
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2015, 02:19 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,512
Posted By Grreatdog
Have you looked at the effort Husky has put into...

Have you looked at the effort Husky has put into racing in both Europe and the USA this year?

They are sure spending money like this is serious. A Husky rider is ranked 3 and 4th, respectively,...
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2015, 04:39 PM
Replies: 13,676
Views: 734,944
Posted By Grreatdog
Hell, my E is flat out with nothing left to give...

Hell, my E is flat out with nothing left to give at 95 carrying nothing but me. So that is a pretty impressive max speed to me. But I also (mostly) tell the truth here.
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2015, 04:35 PM
Replies: 13,676
Views: 734,944
Posted By Grreatdog
Because the WRR can do 106 and you only hit 95?...

Because the WRR can do 106 and you only hit 95? :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2015, 11:17 AM
Replies: 13,676
Views: 734,944
Posted By Grreatdog
Wouldn't an off-topic picture in this thread be a...

Wouldn't an off-topic picture in this thread be a WRR picture? :confused
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 13,676
Views: 734,944
Posted By Grreatdog
But you aren't a thin skinned moderator with...

But you aren't a thin skinned moderator with godlike powers to snuff out anyone who doubts the mighty and unequaled KLR650.

Between our mods and Ajay lurking out there somewhere .........
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 316
Posted By Grreatdog
If you need a hi/lo headlight, a brake light,...

If you need a hi/lo headlight, a brake light, horn and turn signals on an enduro then the handlebar combination switch and brake light switches in a dual sport kit are nice. I just finished making my...
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2015, 11:36 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,592
Posted By Grreatdog
A TW is a full size bike. To me, the modern CT...

A TW is a full size bike. To me, the modern CT equivalent is a Madass 125. But that's probably just me. :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2015, 10:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 671
Posted By Grreatdog
Look at the Harbor Freight thread downstairs in...

Look at the Harbor Freight thread downstairs in Garage. A lot of guys are using those table lifts for bike stands.

http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=25889689&postcount=1103

I waited...
Forum: The Garage 01-17-2015, 06:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,529
Posted By Grreatdog
Those 34w energy saver T12's really are complete...

Those 34w energy saver T12's really are complete crap.
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2015, 06:16 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 7,250
Posted By Grreatdog
Good thing I have three KTM dealers within easy...

Good thing I have three KTM dealers within easy reach for my "high strung" dual sports. :rofl
Forum: Thumpers 01-15-2015, 08:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 989
Posted By Grreatdog
The KTM is ridiculously fast and light. The...

The KTM is ridiculously fast and light. The Yamaha has ridiculously large tires.

Don't let'em scare you off the KTM. My street legal MXC was crazy fun. Emphasis on "crazy".

But I suspect the TW...
Forum: The Garage 01-15-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,529
Posted By Grreatdog
I have a Quantex tower running Windows95 that...

I have a Quantex tower running Windows95 that still works perfectly. But for some reason the Netscape on it doesn't work anymore. :lol3
Forum: The Garage 01-15-2015, 06:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,529
Posted By Grreatdog
My main issue was old magnetic ballasts that only...

My main issue was old magnetic ballasts that only operate down to 50 degrees. Add those 34w energy saver T12 bulbs to that and my lights were not working at all in cold weather. So I knew both the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-14-2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 7,250
Posted By Grreatdog
Now that depends on your definition of a dual...

Now that depends on your definition of a dual sport, doesn't it?. My definition includes my 640, which is a good long range street bike and pretty competent dirt bike, as well as my plated EXC525 and...
Forum: Thumpers 01-14-2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 7,250
Posted By Grreatdog
No, a DRZ400 is not in the same class as an...

No, a DRZ400 is not in the same class as an EXC350 or 500. Actually, not even particularly close based on my last ride on one.

Yes, all of those companies offer different parts of the KTM...
Forum: The Garage 01-14-2015, 01:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,529
Posted By Grreatdog
I gave this a lot of thought over the last few...

I gave this a lot of thought over the last few weeks as winter cold once again turned my T12 fluorescents into dim, strobing nearly useless garage lighting. I really, really wanted to go LED. But,...
Forum: Thumpers 01-14-2015, 12:51 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 7,250
Posted By Grreatdog
The part about pickup trucks would be a little...

The part about pickup trucks would be a little more credible if KTM didn't make both the 690 Enduro and the various 1190 and 1290 adventure bikes as well as the plated enduros. They are actually the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2015, 07:47 PM
Replies: 13,676
Views: 734,944
Posted By Grreatdog
I always did for the decade I rode fire trucks....

I always did for the decade I rode fire trucks. :evil

I saw some pretty inventive ways to make a pyrotechnic mess.

Did I mention knowing a homemade bomb maker back home in SC with a homemade...
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 7,250
Posted By Grreatdog
My wife used to ride on the back when we were...

My wife used to ride on the back when we were young. We even double dated with another couple on a dual sport. Pretty cool since that guy had the key to a private island with a beach. That is one...
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 7,250
Posted By Grreatdog
Now just you wait a minute, my XT200 haz those....

Now just you wait a minute, my XT200 haz those. Are you sayin' it ain't the perfect dual sport?

Actually, when I think about what the OP posted, with electric start and EFI it just might...
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 23,023
Posted By Grreatdog
Wonder what the "X" represents since I am on a...

Wonder what the "X" represents since I am on a seriously firewalled work computer. Have to recheck at home tonight. :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2015, 06:46 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 7,250
Posted By Grreatdog
What? You can't unbolt a sprocket and brake disk,...

What? You can't unbolt a sprocket and brake disk, swap them around, buy new lock nuts, re-Loctite and re-torque all of those fasteners faster than you can change a tire? Who knew? :lol3

I am at...
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2015, 04:55 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 7,250
Posted By Grreatdog
Don't want two up Don't need EFI Don't...

Don't want two up

Don't need EFI

Don't get the sprocket thing

Don't like mixing rocks and snail adjusters

Can't argue no. 12
Forum: Thumpers 01-11-2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 23,023
Posted By Grreatdog
I will say one thing for the inimitable XR650L,...

I will say one thing for the inimitable XR650L, KTM should hire the person who designed the seat. Probably the best stock seat I ever parked my ass on.
Forum: The Garage 01-11-2015, 07:30 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,546
Posted By Grreatdog
I just had the Fein out a couple of hours ago...

I just had the Fein out a couple of hours ago putting a subfloor in our basement. I had to do undercuts for one door, under cut some stairway wall trim and trim the subfloor plywood to go around the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-11-2015, 07:17 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 23,023
Posted By Grreatdog
Be there in October if the S500 is run again. I...

Be there in October if the S500 is run again. I rode one with a guy on an XR650L a few years ago. He did OK in the slick stuff and loose rock.
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