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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States Today, 04:38 AM
Replies: 1,424
Views: 61,950
Posted By markk53
Okay, I'm new to this section of the ADVriders. ...

Okay, I'm new to this section of the ADVriders. I moved from New Phila (nearly God's country) to the flatlands here in Delaware, just norh of Columbus... terrain shock!

I've been here 7 years...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 08:11 AM
Replies: 10,958
Views: 2,336,766
Posted By markk53
Now all we gotta worry about is the sales site......

Now all we gotta worry about is the sales site... :confused
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 04:59 AM
Replies: 10,958
Views: 2,336,766
Posted By markk53
Chicken! :ksteve

Chicken! :ksteve
Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 10,958
Views: 2,336,766
Posted By markk53
Might not be bad if they took PayPal, you can...

Might not be bad if they took PayPal, you can stop payment if the kit is misrepresented.

I'm thinking the worst risk would be the cost to return ship, which would be around $50.
Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 10,958
Views: 2,336,766
Posted By markk53
That is exactly what I thought - a second manual...

That is exactly what I thought - a second manual unit would take the place of the spring deal. The KLX250/300 is one of the few that have a spring set up like that in the middle that allows flex. ...
Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 10,958
Views: 2,336,766
Posted By markk53
So... you're saying "What the heck, take a...

So... you're saying "What the heck, take a chance, buy it. What do you have to lose."

I'm betting that old addage "Don't judge a book by its cover" was more about a book with flashy attractive...
Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 404
Posted By markk53
I'm thinking Jeep - throw the windshield, doors...

I'm thinking Jeep - throw the windshield, doors and roof away and pretend it has two wheels! :wink:





Actually with what you're saying you should take a good look at some of the trailers...
Forum: Thumpers 08-27-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 542
Posted By markk53
I kind of wish I'd waited if I'd known Matt would...

I kind of wish I'd waited if I'd known Matt would try this. I already ordered four and have them on the way. From his video from the other thread it is pretty apparent they have some serious lumens.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-26-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 692
Posted By markk53
Then you are doing the right thing. My Zephyr...

Then you are doing the right thing. My Zephyr handled like a truck compared to my dual sport so I went lower profile - knowing what it would do - and raised the rear end. I also put in new fork...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-26-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 692
Posted By markk53
This gets confusing about 80% of the time. When...

This gets confusing about 80% of the time. When I say raising, that would mean going in a direction that will lift the bike. Usually when people speak of lowering the front end they say to drop the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,170
Posted By markk53
That said, when a chain is worn the odds are huge...

That said, when a chain is worn the odds are huge that there will be enough wear on the sprockets that they should be tossed too. They will look good until you really compare to new or take a real...
Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,160
Posted By markk53
The negative to the Honda in my book is the lack...

The negative to the Honda in my book is the lack of suspension adjustability. It only has preload on the back. The KLX and WR have both rebound and compression damping adjustable on the back for...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-25-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 305
Views: 7,738
Posted By markk53
Ask if they prefer to pay a bunch of SS and...

Ask if they prefer to pay a bunch of SS and Medicare/Medicaid when people live longer due to no-risk life styles.

Seems everyone pays no matter what the outcome...


But I'll still wear a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-25-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 305
Views: 7,738
Posted By markk53
I take it you never read the Hurt report summary?...

I take it you never read the Hurt report summary? There was nothing in there about increased neck injury. In fact they said any motorcycle helmet regardless of cost was better than none. The test...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-25-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 15,663
Posted By markk53
Nah, tell him you got laid 3 times because women...

Nah, tell him you got laid 3 times because women went nympho over the dark cherry red FJR! That they walked past a couple silver bikes to hit on you for a ride:lol3
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-25-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 15,663
Posted By markk53
If I was you I'd drink like a fish... of course...

If I was you I'd drink like a fish... of course when I was younger I didn't need any reason to drink like a fish... so who cares why, just drink! :freaky:1drink

But honestly, living in water,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-25-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 15,663
Posted By markk53
I think you have an asshole for a "buddy". I'd...

I think you have an asshole for a "buddy". I'd think it was a compliment on my taste in motorcycles if someone bought one like it.

Tell your supposed buddy you'll help guide him to a therapist...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-25-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 692
Posted By markk53
Odds are you WILL notice a difference. The bike...

Odds are you WILL notice a difference. The bike will turn in quicker giving a bit more of a "nervous" feel to the bike, because the slight drop in profile will decrease rake and trail a bit. It...
Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,443
Posted By markk53
Some contributing factors. Chinese work for a few...

Some contributing factors. Chinese work for a few bucks a day. Milars is the manufacturer, cutting out the middleman. Kawasaki either has to predict possible crash damage when ordering a large...
Forum: Thumpers 08-24-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 10,958
Views: 2,336,766
Posted By markk53
I did Buell signals because they were $15.99 each...

I did Buell signals because they were $15.99 each and extremely flexible. OEM for the 650 was around $54, the K&L (or whatever) were $34 a shot. The set of 4 of the ones you did end up at $32 and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-24-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,550
Posted By markk53
One funny thing here. Watch John Wayne in his...

One funny thing here. Watch John Wayne in his westerns... He's nearly knock kneed! Oddly enough there aren't many full shots of western actors, so it's hard to say who actually was bowlegged. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-24-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,550
Posted By markk53
It's the exoskeleton, man... like they're...

It's the exoskeleton, man... like they're wearing full body armor! :lol3
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-24-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,550
Posted By markk53
Regardless of braking, he did exactly the right...

Regardless of braking, he did exactly the right thing at the last instant - let off. The suspension rebounds, weight transfer back and you get to run over the dog, however wobbly. I've known a few...
Forum: Thumpers 08-24-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 10,958
Views: 2,336,766
Posted By markk53
Matt's post got me to order 4 of them...

Matt's post got me to order 4 of them immediately. I'm going to figure out how to mount a set for the rear too. I just don't like the lack of flexibility of the OEM units. Buell signals are much...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-23-2014, 04:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 965
Posted By markk53
I can't find it, can you give me the app to get...

I can't find it, can you give me the app to get the app? :tb
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-23-2014, 04:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,364
Posted By markk53
Part of it is personal opinion. You see that in...

Part of it is personal opinion. You see that in the automobile world. Some cars have become a bit classic, now the top ones are iconic.

As for the VFR, it has a fair amount to do with the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-22-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 965
Posted By markk53
sounds like sex! :eek1 :lol3

sounds like sex! :eek1 :lol3
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-22-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 965
Posted By markk53
:huh so, you're implying throttle off kills?

:huh

so, you're implying throttle off kills?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-22-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,364
Posted By markk53
In my own opinion, a classic anything is a...

In my own opinion, a classic anything is a timeless design. It always looks good regardless of time. If it didn't really look good then it may not rate classic status, although there are...
Forum: Thumpers 08-22-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 10,958
Views: 2,336,766
Posted By markk53
Over in the Kaw forum one member printed off the...

Over in the Kaw forum one member printed off the dyno chart from Bill's web site for the big bore only, stock exhaust and carb. That thing is AWESOME! It showed nearly 90% peak torque from as low...
Forum: Thumpers 08-22-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 10,958
Views: 2,336,766
Posted By markk53
I came up with a relatively low buck Air Suction...

I came up with a relatively low buck Air Suction Valve block plate should any of you be interested. I had three cut to see how they'd work.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-21-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 305
Views: 7,738
Posted By markk53
Screw ethics... I don't wanna die! :eek1

Screw ethics... I don't wanna die! :eek1
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-21-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 965
Posted By markk53
I put mine in the back of a pick up truck - an...

I put mine in the back of a pick up truck - an orange/green/red/blue/yellow one. Saves tire wear as well as making it so I don't run any oil...
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 8,917
Posted By markk53
Boy, a lot of people here who don't have a damn...

Boy, a lot of people here who don't have a damn clue about sarcasm or actually reading.

It was totally a farcical post pointing out the ignorance of whining about the Japanese not making a top...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-20-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 5,654
Posted By markk53
Again, key point is LIGHT acceleration, takes the...

Again, key point is LIGHT acceleration, takes the load off the front wheel, letting suspension raise up significantly further than any squat that would be generated by the LIGHT acceleration. Gains...
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 3,405
Views: 529,558
Posted By markk53
Been there done that. I impacted the crossbar...

Been there done that. I impacted the crossbar with my chest when the bike stuck into the second jump face, snapped my head forward shattering my C6, pushing a bone chip into the spinal cord,...
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 8,917
Posted By markk53
Actually in the U.S. scrambles were smooth track,...

Actually in the U.S. scrambles were smooth track, also known as TT races, like Peoria. I know that because that was the first type of racing I tried, riding a Bultaco 175 Sherpa S. They were...
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 8,917
Posted By markk53
YOU are the kind of person I started this whole...

YOU are the kind of person I started this whole sarcastic thread to insult!

Why, why, why, whine, whine, whine. What don't you get? The investment isn't worth it to Honda, Yamaha, Kawasaki and...
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 8,917
Posted By markk53
If the shoe fits... :lol3

If the shoe fits... :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 8,917
Posted By markk53
Can you say "return on investment"? I thought...

Can you say "return on investment"? I thought you could. It wouldn't pay enough back to justify pulling the money from other production. When it will, the Japanese will do it.

Right now if I...
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