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Forum: Racing 03-14-2015, 10:15 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,976
Posted By mminob
Slick is Sick...

I have always enjoyed watching Eslick #69 race and battle with so much passion and speed over all these years...
Dirt Track , Road Race , or Supermoto...

He was at a track day that I went to on...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-14-2015, 04:16 PM
Replies: 6,559
Views: 1,197,436
Posted By mminob
Matching Gear....

Yes, great idea and I think this new Bell Helmet will look sweet when it arrives soon... and matching jacket and pants ...of course :freaky http://i.imgur.com/oq5DmMN.png
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-01-2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,190
Posted By mminob
Locked Gates...

Yeah sometimes dead ends can force you to seek out new and exciting paths...

Top Secret and Dangerous paths... :wink:

http://i.imgur.com/KPvWDXo.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 02-01-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 26,301
Views: 4,719,196
Posted By mminob
Motion Pro Cable...

Yeah , try the Motion Pro clutch cable ....smooth and strong...

along with a MSR Lever and Perch ...cheap and well built...:freaky
Forum: Thumpers 02-01-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 26,301
Views: 4,719,196
Posted By mminob
Super Sun Day...

I had a great ride today here in So Cal... 75 degrees and the dirt trails had a little rain on them the past couple days , so no dust .

I was thinking about riding my strom 650 but these dirt...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-18-2015, 09:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 473
Posted By mminob
Mountain Bike on Trails...

I find that a Dual Suspention mountain bike trail ride every now and then , helps me stay in dirt bike skills mode quite nicely...
Seems that the healthy activity of pedaling a bicycle and going...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-18-2015, 08:07 PM
Replies: 6,559
Views: 1,197,436
Posted By mminob
Delkavic Slipon Pipe...

Only $ 180 bucks for a sweet Delkavik Muffler...not bad looking !
Carbon fiber a little more...
You know..."for off road racing only"... right? :lol3

http://i.imgur.com/Dk36Xpf.jpg
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-18-2015, 07:44 PM
Replies: 6,559
Views: 1,197,436
Posted By mminob
MFW Footpegs...

Thanks for the MFW adjustable pegs video ...those look great...
I think the SW Motech pegs or Buell pegs might help?
Sometimes when you corner really hard on a tight turn ...lower pegs can make...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-18-2015, 06:38 PM
Replies: 6,559
Views: 1,197,436
Posted By mminob
Great Prices for CA...

Yeah the 2015 model will be out soon and I don't want an ABS 500X...also on the used market there seems to be a few super deals...
this thread is full of great ideas on modding upgrades and owners...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-18-2015, 06:20 PM
Replies: 6,559
Views: 1,197,436
Posted By mminob
Brake Lines and Pads...

Yeah these Core Moto brakelines look sweet and EBC HH pads will work great as always does on my rides...

I find this bike has a handsome look to it and plan to find one soon...

also does the...
Forum: Racing 01-02-2015, 07:53 PM
Replies: 1,778
Views: 114,413
Posted By mminob
Fox Sport 1...

I think it's on FoxSport1 here in so-cal... It should be an interesting year and I'm looking forward to watching all the races in 2015... I hope to go to Petco Park here in San Diego , feb 7.... and...
Forum: The Garage 01-02-2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,099
Posted By mminob
Air Pockets...

Some motors are a little hard to bleed the air pockets out of all the coolant system...that is to say be sure you keep checking the level as the motor heats up and the thermostat opens and the water...
Forum: Road warriors 12-31-2014, 10:35 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 77,033
Posted By mminob
New Brakes...

Well thats odd , the Motorcycle.com review says the new front brake calipers are still 2 piston sliding type and not what they look like... 4 piston...wierd ...he also says they work better since a...
Forum: Equipment 12-31-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,096
Posted By mminob
Neck Brace and Helmet...

I have been wearing a neck brace for the past couple years when dirt biking and love the added protection...however...I road 45 years without one...yikes , anyway , I see riders wearing them all the...
Forum: Equipment 12-30-2014, 11:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,096
Posted By mminob
6D Helmets...

These 6D helmets are cool...however at $ 750 bucks ...ouch..seems like a great idea...your right , the helmets of today need an update to new tech and thanks to people like you maybe we will see it...
Forum: Road warriors 12-30-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 2,856
Views: 373,112
Posted By mminob
Turbo Triple..

For $ 6600 Aussy bucks you could get 200 horsepower and 100 ft lbs of torque...yikes that sounds good on the dyno...:lol3 http://youtu.be/6RUW2Xh0HoE
Forum: Road warriors 12-30-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 2,856
Views: 373,112
Posted By mminob
Triple Sounds nice...

The motor sounds really sweet on a triple...A FZ-09 rider at the bike shop had an Akro...and it sounded nice ...The FJ-09 has a centerstand...I wonder if it has a different muffler,,, anyway , I...
Forum: Road warriors 12-29-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 2,856
Views: 373,112
Posted By mminob
Matte Grey...

It is kinda like my Versys was... very comfortable ergos , very good handling on curvy roads..this grey one is very good looking :freakyhttp://i.imgur.com/yuYEOMh.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 12-29-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 2,856
Views: 373,112
Posted By mminob
Windscreen and Handguards...

So I went for a ride today and somehow I ended up back at the dealership to sit on this wicked FJ09 again ... yeah I like dreaming...anyway , the salesman said to take a look at the new Matte Grey...
Forum: Road warriors 12-29-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 2,856
Views: 373,112
Posted By mminob
Wheely Machine...

Yeah ,Don Canet at Cycle World mag likes this FJ-09...Yee Haw...you could get some speeding awards with this kind of road burner...be careful people...shes a wheely monster :rofl...
Forum: Road warriors 12-28-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 1,403
Views: 260,178
Posted By mminob
Dual Sport FZ-07...

Yeah great photos of a FZ-07 that just goes to show you...if you build a mid sized street bike that has a sweet motor...maybe Yamaha will wave it's magic wand and sell us a more off road version ?...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-26-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 28,008
Posted By mminob
Oldy but Goody..

Some of the older beasts were pretty close ? http://i.imgur.com/fFO5hJT.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 12-26-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 2,856
Views: 373,112
Posted By mminob
Sag and Preload...

Sorry, I think you are misunderstanding my post...my bad...The ground clearance goes from 5.3 inches to 4 inches when my 160 lbs. sits on the bike...the preload was set pretty close to...
Forum: Road warriors 12-26-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 2,856
Views: 373,112
Posted By mminob
Ground Clearance ?

So I stopped by my local dealership today and sat on all the new bikes...and the FJ-09 has a really low ground clearance...it seems in the specs to be 5.3 inches...however...when you sit on it and...
Forum: Thumpers 12-25-2014, 12:37 AM
Replies: 26,301
Views: 4,719,196
Posted By mminob
Lots of great imformation...

Yeah I was looking around for another DRZ , I have had a S model and a SM model ... and I always wanted a E model..so I found a 2001 400E for a thousand bucks ...It has the FCR carb and a Big Gun...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-25-2014, 12:03 AM
Replies: 6,976
Views: 1,624,757
Posted By mminob
Around 90 HP 650 Ninja Motor...

This Versys motor has the ability to handle around 90 horsepower that Bryan Smiths flat tracker is running...yikes...what a fire breathing monster...and revs to the moon...one of you guys who build...
Forum: Road warriors 12-22-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 498
Views: 77,033
Posted By mminob
Short Wheelbase = Fun...

The short wheelbase on my 2009 Versys was great for tight twisty go-kart tracks and the mountain roads...with sticky tires ... Living inside the brilliant design of the Versys 650 is a supermoto with...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-18-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 6,559
Views: 1,197,436
Posted By mminob
Paint color and marketing....

Sometimes I wonder what companys go through to choose colors and graffics...because they can make a perfectly handsome bike or car seem ugly with the wrong paint or really hit the nail on the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-14-2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 6,559
Views: 1,197,436
Posted By mminob
Freeway Speeds and RPMS...

So my 2011 DL650 V Strom is at 6000 rpms at 80 mph on the speedo and thats around 75 mph actual mph...very smooth and I want my next bike to be as close to that as it can be done because here in So...
Forum: Thumpers 12-12-2014, 10:35 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 12,665
Posted By mminob
Cheap dirtbikes...

The new dirtbikes or enduros have become way too expensive... $ 8000.00 - $ 10.000.00... yikes . I guess we could say new technology is nice to have but come on ... it's a thumper to thrash on the...
Forum: Road warriors 11-18-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 77,033
Posted By mminob
New Motor Mounts...

My 2009 Versys was a little buzzy with vibes in the bars and seat and pegs....not too bad but I like the direction Kawasaki has gone in this department...they have rubber motor mounts now in the...
Forum: Racing 10-26-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,985
Posted By mminob
Technical problem...

The Aprilia is a wicked fast bike but can be tempermental I guess... http://i.imgur.com/Mcm6Yfz.jpg
Forum: Racing 10-26-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,985
Posted By mminob
Supermoto S1

The Supermoto S1 website has a gallery link to pics and I looked for #91 , #92 and #93....Here's Jonny..http://i.imgur.com/6ZeYr1k.jpg
Forum: Racing 10-25-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,985
Posted By mminob
Thanks ....Good story...

Thanks for the great videos and updates DogBoy...What a great effort by team USA... Man , Monte Frank was beat up from crashes and still rode with pain...Jonny Lewis and Gage Mcallister were fast but...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-11-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 629
Views: 125,292
Posted By mminob
Yes please ...KLRsys

Yeah , I love the idea of a FZ 07 twin ...shoehorned into a 660 Tenere frame...sweet ...however...looking at the oil pan on the Yamaha 700, it's got quite a low hanging sump...h'mmmm...I wonder what...
Forum: Racing 10-11-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 447
Views: 44,143
Posted By mminob
California Speedway Fontana...

For a few years I went to enjoy the ama road racing at California Speedway in Fontana ...and maybe us So Cal fans can have a race down here again...please... or Willow Springs would be fun to see ? I...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-11-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 629
Views: 125,292
Posted By mminob
Something like this..

I found this picture of a Versys with a DRZ front end that is pretty close to what would be fun to try and maybe Yamaha can do something like this on a FZ-07 Tenere...My 2009 Versys was 450 lbs. and...
Forum: Thumpers 10-09-2014, 11:42 PM
Replies: 26,301
Views: 4,719,196
Posted By mminob
Fun Drz400eeeee...

I just bought a 2001 DRZ400E with a plugged up pilot jet and took the FCR 39 Carb apart and cleaned out the #45 pilot jet and she runs great now....however the idle seems to hang on a little high on...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-06-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 4,185
Views: 810,766
Posted By mminob
2011 dl650 abs

Plenty of power for a 650, however, the ABS takes some getting used too...my first bike with ABS ,after 25 bikes, that is kinda strange on a dirt road when locking up the brakes and sliding around...
Forum: Thumpers 08-23-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 5,301
Views: 1,372,199
Posted By mminob
685 and Doo...

Yeah , my 2013 at 10,000 smiles got real clackity clack...so EM fixed me up with his balancer kit...she is happy and smooth now...also added a 685 piston and exhaust cam mod... wow...plenty of...
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