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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-23-2013, 09:54 AM
Replies: 9,706
Views: 562,259
Posted By Casey.
I've decided to sell my CRF250L if any of you in...

I've decided to sell my CRF250L if any of you in the area are looking or know someone that is.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=898051

Thanks.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-14-2013, 06:34 PM
Replies: 9,706
Views: 562,259
Posted By Casey.
Thank you for the resources TroyWolf! Minimum...

Thank you for the resources TroyWolf! Minimum maintenance roads would be excellent as well, but I had no way to locate them. I'll study the maps and see what I can find.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-11-2013, 10:22 AM
Replies: 9,706
Views: 562,259
Posted By Casey.
After some searching through other threads, I...

After some searching through other threads, I found out about some trails along the Arkansas river in Mulvane.
http://goo.gl/maps/awLYt
I went there today. It took me a while to figure out how to...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-11-2013, 05:36 AM
Replies: 9,706
Views: 562,259
Posted By Casey.
No, it doesn't need to be extreme, just something...

No, it doesn't need to be extreme, just something besides straight-line mile squares of gravel. A trail of any sort, with some ups, downs, and turns.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-10-2013, 05:43 PM
Replies: 9,706
Views: 562,259
Posted By Casey.
I'm getting very frustrated not being able to...

I'm getting very frustrated not being able to find an actual dirt ride. Everything around Wichita seems to be gravel roads - and I constantly feel off balance when I'm riding on them. I went to...
Forum: Ride reports 05-09-2013, 05:54 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 56,675
Posted By Casey.
That's a very good deal indeed. I've wondered...

That's a very good deal indeed. I've wondered what something like that costs.
I had the return of remains insurance when I studied abroad in Japan. Pretty bleak.
Hope you have a great time and I'll...
Forum: Ride reports 05-09-2013, 05:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,606
Posted By Casey.
Wow. You bring a very unique perspective of the...

Wow. You bring a very unique perspective of the world. Thanks for joining and sharing. I'll be reading anxiously.
Forum: Ride reports 05-08-2013, 05:37 PM
Replies: 793
Views: 222,141
Posted By Casey.
Very cool; hard to imagine being in that state of...

Very cool; hard to imagine being in that state of mind. Sounds incredibly relaxing. Enjoy yourself.
Forum: Face plant 05-08-2013, 02:58 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 18,537
Posted By Casey.
My thoughts as well. Can't deny I'd have a...

My thoughts as well. Can't deny I'd have a vengeful chip also.
Forum: Face plant 05-02-2013, 12:53 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 18,537
Posted By Casey.
Sorry for asking, but you said you noticed that...

Sorry for asking, but you said you noticed that your leg had gone rag doll - did the adrenaline completely nullify the pain? I've never had an injury like this. It's baffling to imagine.
Glad you're...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-02-2013, 06:25 PM
Replies: 9,814
Views: 3,094,485
Posted By Casey.
http://i.imgur.com/kERBJIxl.jpg Not the best...

http://i.imgur.com/kERBJIxl.jpg

Not the best angle, but I like something about this picture.
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-19-2013, 07:36 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 11,453
Posted By Casey.
Lots of great advice, thanks everyone (more...

Lots of great advice, thanks everyone (more condensed and relevant than the "advice for a noob" thread I'd say). I do wish I had easier access to more dirt rather than gravel. I suppose I could just...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-15-2013, 02:35 PM
Replies: 643
Views: 288,701
Posted By Casey.
Such an awesome thread! Thank you for all of the...

Such an awesome thread! Thank you for all of the spectacular pictures thus far. This has really given me a more personal appreciation of history. Seeing the changes over even such a short time is...
Forum: Face plant 02-12-2013, 11:38 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 33,900
Posted By Casey.
I had my first experience with vicious crosswinds...

I had my first experience with vicious crosswinds on my bike this past weekend. My bike and I only make a combined 480lbs. I respect wind much more after that - it was miserable. After hearing this...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-07-2013, 06:44 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 11,453
Posted By Casey.
Well said Doug. Thanks for the support. I stood...

Well said Doug. Thanks for the support.
I stood up for the first time today :D (makes me sound like a newborn :cry)

Also, got my handguards on:

http://i.imgur.com/FFRSp9Vl.jpg
Forum: The Garage 02-07-2013, 03:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,078
Posted By Casey.
Here's what the bike looks like with the new...

Here's what the bike looks like with the new guards:

http://i.imgur.com/FFRSp9Vl.jpg

and here's the throttle side attachment. It sounds like the gap isn't a cause for concern.
...
Forum: The Garage 02-07-2013, 05:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,078
Posted By Casey.
Stu, The rubber sleeve slipped around the...

Stu,
The rubber sleeve slipped around the expanding insert assembly that goes inside the handlebar to secure one end of the handguards. The instructions said to use the sleeve if installing into...
Forum: The Garage 02-06-2013, 06:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,078
Posted By Casey.
The dish soap worked excellently! Thank you. The...

The dish soap worked excellently! Thank you. The left side was an extremely tight fit requiring the soap. The throttle side slid in without the need. They are both firmly in place now though.
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-06-2013, 09:41 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 11,453
Posted By Casey.
No problems Doug - I know I gotta take some leaps...

No problems Doug - I know I gotta take some leaps eventually, so hearing some techniques is welcome.

You're right Dave that I do all of these things on my bicycle, and it all makes sense in my...
Forum: The Garage 02-06-2013, 06:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,078
Posted By Casey.
Awesome. I do have that handy - I don't think I...

Awesome. I do have that handy - I don't think I have any hairspray.
Yes, you described the mechanism exactly. I had the set screw as loose as possible. I will give the soap a try when I get home...
Forum: The Garage 02-06-2013, 06:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,078
Posted By Casey.
That does sound effective. I have Tusk D-Flex...

That does sound effective. I have Tusk D-Flex guards.
Thanks.
Forum: The Garage 02-06-2013, 06:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,078
Posted By Casey.
Handguard install

Hi all,

I'm new to all aspects of motorcycling, and I'm adding my first thing to the bike: handguards. Following the directions was simple enough, but I'm looking for some sort of technique/trick...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-04-2013, 09:24 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,706
Posted By Casey.
Love the analogy. And as we're learning...

Love the analogy.

And as we're learning from 787s, they still "combust" :wink:

I'm still looking forward to hydrogen as pointed out in Top Gear. I think electric is a middle phase that will...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-03-2013, 03:13 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 11,453
Posted By Casey.
I wondered about the clutch wear. The instructors...

I wondered about the clutch wear. The instructors said they were different from car clutches, but they didn't explain why. That's good to know. Thanks for the explanation Doug.

Indeed. I wouldn't...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-03-2013, 08:26 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 51,658
Posted By Casey.
"August Burns Red" - apparently they both like...

"August Burns Red" - apparently they both like metal? :D I'm also a fan.
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-02-2013, 04:12 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 11,453
Posted By Casey.
Thanks for the suggestions Doug. I'm absorbing a...

Thanks for the suggestions Doug. I'm absorbing a ton in a short time.

Good point about the camber advNZer. I have noticed that more-so on paved roads, but maybe that's because it's more visible....
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-02-2013, 12:27 PM
Replies: 3,963
Views: 538,828
Posted By Casey.
Rural bridge in Kansas over a frozen river. ...

Rural bridge in Kansas over a frozen river.
http://i.imgur.com/e2rxCGNl.jpg
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-02-2013, 12:16 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 11,453
Posted By Casey.
Yes, I did the basic rider course 2 weeks ago....

Yes, I did the basic rider course 2 weeks ago. The biggest difference with this bike though is the center of gravity I believe. We had Nighthawks in the course. I could easily flatfoot both sides...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-02-2013, 11:14 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 11,453
Posted By Casey.
My biggest worry about the low-speed stuff is its...

My biggest worry about the low-speed stuff is its practicality in traffic. I may not need u-turns much, but turning right from a stop is essential. I didn't try it in the dirt yet for reasons we both...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-02-2013, 09:58 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 11,453
Posted By Casey.
Thanks TKO, and yes, the winds here are...

Thanks TKO, and yes, the winds here are ridiculous. That's the #1 thing I hated on my bicycle as well.



This is reassuring. I didn't expect that ball-bearing feeling, but that's what it felt...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-01-2013, 05:08 PM
Replies: 8,531
Views: 1,728,115
Posted By Casey.
Haha. Jim's suggestion was a bit more than denial...

Haha. Jim's suggestion was a bit more than denial of permission. :D

I had a situation today that cracked me up. There were two Mormon guys that were biking down the neighborhood. My mailbox is at...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-01-2013, 03:26 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 11,453
Posted By Casey.
I went for a short ride today to practice...

I went for a short ride today to practice start/stopping and was a bit disturbed by antifreeze dripping from the motor.
http://i.imgur.com/SxXavhsl.jpg?1
From what I've been reading, this is common...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-01-2013, 12:35 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 11,453
Posted By Casey.
John, I'd love to have an experienced rider give...

John, I'd love to have an experienced rider give me some insight while riding, but I don't have that luxury. I don't know a single person who has ridden a motorized bike on the dirt. In a sense...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-01-2013, 05:36 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 11,453
Posted By Casey.
John, that was the general trend of all the...

John, that was the general trend of all the reviews I could find. It's nice that someone did a formal review with new riders though - that would have been extra helpful for making the choice.
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-31-2013, 12:35 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 11,453
Posted By Casey.
Thanks again Rob and John for the advise and the...

Thanks again Rob and John for the advise and the reassurance. My reluctance to work on things comes from a mindset of [if I break it, I'll only be making it worse. I'd rather it work nominally than...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-31-2013, 11:38 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 11,453
Posted By Casey.
Nice, red. I just ordered white ones a few...

Nice, red. I just ordered white ones a few minutes ago.
I'll give the install a shot. I usually overthink things and get overly cautious about it.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-31-2013, 11:16 AM
Replies: 8,531
Views: 1,728,115
Posted By Casey.
I just don't have the personality for that, nor...

I just don't have the personality for that, nor the build to fight off the ensuing violent response. They may be a dick, but I think my best chance of keeping my bike and my bones intact is by...
Forum: Ride reports 01-31-2013, 11:04 AM
Replies: 2,050
Views: 1,190,630
Posted By Casey.
I don't feel worthy of the "Nerd on a Bike"...

I don't feel worthy of the "Nerd on a Bike" subtitle after this and several other things throughout your RR. :rofl
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-31-2013, 09:55 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 11,453
Posted By Casey.
I'm glad you liked it, and thank you for the...

I'm glad you liked it, and thank you for the recommendation. I've spent a lot of time trying to find guards that are proven to fit this bike, and especially ones that someone can comment on their...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-31-2013, 05:51 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 11,453
Posted By Casey.
I got back with 100, so it would have been around...

I got back with 100, so it would have been around 80 :rofl



Yeah... That's the kind of scenario I hope I never find myself in. I'm not against riding with others, but I think I'd turn off in...
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