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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-23-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,401
Posted By LittleRedToyota
definitely a good idea. just because it doesn't...

definitely a good idea. just because it doesn't show anything does not necessarily mean it is not the valve core, though. i had one leak so slowly once that it did not bubble soapy water. but it...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-23-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,401
Posted By LittleRedToyota
if tightening it doesn't work, try replacing it...

if tightening it doesn't work, try replacing it before bothering to go through the hassle of taking the wheel off your bike and paying $20 to have a new tube put in.

sometimes valve cores just...
Forum: Thumpers 09-22-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,585
Posted By LittleRedToyota
you can plate the KTM 2 strokes in most...

you can plate the KTM 2 strokes in most states...not all, though. they don't come from the factory street legal, but you can register and plate them and put a dual sport kit on them, and you're good...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-22-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,624
Posted By LittleRedToyota
i dunno. i've been cageless and doing it everyday...

i dunno. i've been cageless and doing it everyday during winter for the last few years. no issues so far...maybe i've just been lucky.

seems there are quite a few other inmates who do it as well,...
Forum: Thumpers 09-22-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,585
Posted By LittleRedToyota
i disagree. i am 6 foot. 220 lbs. not a lot...

i disagree.

i am 6 foot. 220 lbs. not a lot of fat. ex-linebacker, still strong and in pretty good shape. after getting back into dirt bike several years ago (after riding 2 strokes back in my...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-22-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 5,849
Views: 323,694
Posted By LittleRedToyota
some of us certainly do seem to think that. ...

some of us certainly do seem to think that.

but, they're wrong. we're not special.

as for government accommodating special interest groups....there is way, way too much of that in our society.
Forum: Thumpers 09-22-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,585
Posted By LittleRedToyota
imho... assuming you are talking about real...

imho...

assuming you are talking about real dirt riding, not just dirt roads...you want something light. something well under 300lbs.

a 250 2-stroke would certainly have more than enough power...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-22-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,624
Posted By LittleRedToyota
my vote goes to... whatever one is lightest...

my vote goes to...

whatever one is lightest (like 300lbs or less light if you can...plated dirt bikes are great for winter commuting).

doesn't seem to matter a whole lot for snow, but on ice,...
Forum: Thumpers 09-20-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 11,482
Views: 547,516
Posted By LittleRedToyota
no, he really should not. but, i'm sure he...

no, he really should not.

but, i'm sure he already knows that.

:rofl
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-18-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,880
Posted By LittleRedToyota
i'm really surprised they have a passing zone...

i'm really surprised they have a passing zone through an intersection. seems like bad road design to me.

but, given that that's how it is, i guess you just need to be aware of it and be super...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-18-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 5,849
Views: 323,694
Posted By LittleRedToyota
:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap...

:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap

i make a choice to ride a motorcycle on the street. if that choice has negative consequences, they should...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-17-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,495
Posted By LittleRedToyota
i kinda like 1741. oh, and... is that a...

i kinda like 1741.

oh, and...

is that a KTLRZ you're riding? :D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-17-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,865
Posted By LittleRedToyota
it would probably be very hard to see it, as it...

it would probably be very hard to see it, as it only happens for a split second. but, i will return your challenge and ask you to try showing me a video of you starting that circle (from being...
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 824
Posted By LittleRedToyota
color me jealous. very sweet bike you got...

color me jealous.

very sweet bike you got there!

congrats! :freaky
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 11,482
Views: 547,516
Posted By LittleRedToyota
they're ventilated top boxes...come on man!

they're ventilated top boxes...come on man!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-16-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,865
Posted By LittleRedToyota
the reason the bike starts to lean is actually...

the reason the bike starts to lean is actually that you move the contact patch of the front tire out from under the center (balance) line of the bike. also, it works at all speeds, not just above a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-16-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,404
Posted By LittleRedToyota
very, very good advice. nothing will make...

very, very good advice.

nothing will make you a better rider quicker than racing. you don't have to, and should not, ride above your head and kill yourself. but just being on the course with...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-16-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,472
Posted By LittleRedToyota
he thinks 280lbs is the perfect weight for a dirt...

he thinks 280lbs is the perfect weight for a dirt bike...that kinda tells you something right there. :deal
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-16-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,404
Posted By LittleRedToyota
^^^that pic shows great downhill form. on...

^^^that pic shows great downhill form.

on the pegs in an attack position with ass over the rear fender. elbows high. eyes forward. perfect.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-16-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,404
Posted By LittleRedToyota
depends on the hill. if it's steep, getting up on...

depends on the hill. if it's steep, getting up on the tank can/will cause the rear tire to come off the ground and try to beat the front end down the hill. that is very bad...as in you going over the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 358
Posted By LittleRedToyota
the new 500s are definitely a significant...

the new 500s are definitely a significant improvement over the older bikes. the engine is better. the suspension is better. everything is better.

the RFS bikes are great, too, of course, but, i'd...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-16-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,912
Posted By LittleRedToyota
i saw that segment on the weather channel on TV...

i saw that segment on the weather channel on TV last night.

i think they got it pretty much right...except for 2 things:

1. they said rain is the most dangerous road riding weather for...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-16-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,720
Posted By LittleRedToyota
perfect weight for a dirt bike is at least 50 lbs...

perfect weight for a dirt bike is at least 50 lbs less than that. the KTM 200s these days are right around 210 lbs. that is a perfect weight for a dirt bike...though it would be nice if it could be,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-15-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,404
Posted By LittleRedToyota
it's just in your head. you have to convince...

it's just in your head. you have to convince yourself you can go down hills correctly without hurting yourself. and, really, you ride them pretty much like you do level ground--but with your weight a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-15-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 8,237
Posted By LittleRedToyota
...when i do, i prefer dos dedos. ~the most...

...when i do, i prefer dos dedos.

~the most interesting dual-sporter in the world.

:D



that isn't something that needs to be "cured"...quite the opposite. :freaky
Forum: Thumpers 09-15-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 11,482
Views: 547,516
Posted By LittleRedToyota
pfft. my bike looks like that after i wash it!...

pfft. my bike looks like that after i wash it! :D:freaky

this is a dirty bike:

http://rounce.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/AWRCS-2013-Round-1-Templeton/i-J4X5LKF/0/L/IMG_5977-L.jpg

btw, that's...
Forum: Thumpers 09-15-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,170
Posted By LittleRedToyota
imho (as someone who owns a DRZ and KTM and has...

imho (as someone who owns a DRZ and KTM and has ridden other possible contenders)...

a DRZ may or may not be right for you. it depends on what kind of trails you end up riding. you will likely end...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-15-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,549
Posted By LittleRedToyota
cool. one of those "aha!" moments that make...

cool. one of those "aha!" moments that make riding really fun.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-15-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,549
Posted By LittleRedToyota
i do that a lot, too. it lets you reach the rear...

i do that a lot, too. it lets you reach the rear brake pedal.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-15-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,865
Posted By LittleRedToyota
i think that's mostly a mental thing. yep,...

i think that's mostly a mental thing.

yep, that stuff is actually a lot easier--and less tiring--to ride standing up as long as you use the throttle. but instinct says "i need to slow down and put...
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 296
Posted By LittleRedToyota
my xc-w is pretty quiet. most of the KTMs i ride...

my xc-w is pretty quiet. most of the KTMs i ride with are quiet, too. the only ones that are really loud are ones with aftermarket pipes. the SXes (their motocross bikes) might be louder, though.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-11-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,720
Posted By LittleRedToyota
they aren't all loud. mine is not all that loud. ...

they aren't all loud. mine is not all that loud.

you can sometimes get more power by opening up the exhaust, and a side effect it that it is louder. often, though, people put on pipes that are...
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 11,482
Views: 547,516
Posted By LittleRedToyota
that makes a huge difference. on shorter...

that makes a huge difference.

on shorter hills, you are up them before you run out of the momentum you built up coming to the hill. the fact that they are nearly vertical doesn't really matter...
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 12,826
Posted By LittleRedToyota
apparently. no, it is not. not the wide...

apparently.

no, it is not. not the wide ratio version (found in the EXC 4Ts and the XC-W). not even close to the same as the DRZ. i have both. i have slabbed both.

if that dealer told you that,...
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 12,826
Posted By LittleRedToyota
yes, really. really, really, even! so you...

yes, really. really, really, even!

so you are judging today's bikes by bikes from 20 or 30 years ago? that makes a lot of sense... :huh

nope.

the XC4 engine is much easier than the RFS...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-10-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 17,648
Posted By LittleRedToyota
that is one of the best put arguments against...

that is one of the best put arguments against rekluses i have read.

the guy i bought my KTM from had one in it. i asked him to take it out and put the stock clutch back in before i bought the bike...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-10-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 8,237
Posted By LittleRedToyota
as i already stated, but you chose to ignore, the...

as i already stated, but you chose to ignore, the issue is that you did not say it's tiresome *for you*.

you said it is tiresome period (as a blanket statement).
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-10-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,387
Posted By LittleRedToyota
the difference is that, if you make a mistake...

the difference is that, if you make a mistake (you are human, after all) at the track, the only person who suffers harm as a result is you.

on the street, if you make a mistake, you could harm...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-10-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 8,237
Posted By LittleRedToyota
because you made the blanket statement that...

because you made the blanket statement that covering the brake is tiresome.

that statement is not correct.

it may be correct for you (that may or may not indicate an issue with your lever...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-10-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 8,237
Posted By LittleRedToyota
you can't really rest your foot on the brake...

you can't really rest your foot on the brake pedal without applying some brake pressure in a car. if you could, though, it would definitely be a better idea to cover it (with a standard tranny, you'd...
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