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Forum: Face plant Yesterday, 09:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,819
Posted By Earth Rider
You kidding? With a multi-million dollar...

You kidding? With a multi-million dollar settlement at stake?
Forum: Thumpers 10-21-2014, 02:57 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 870
Posted By Earth Rider
Well, I'm not gonna argue but as a mountain biker...

Well, I'm not gonna argue but as a mountain biker I would disagree. Dirt bikes are more fun. :D

A DR350, DRZ400, WRR, or KLX250 would all do that but they are all compromises. As has been...
Forum: Thumpers 10-20-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 870
Posted By Earth Rider
You ride mountain bikes. Are you serious about...

You ride mountain bikes. Are you serious about not doing singletrack? Why? It is fun. It's even more fun on a dirt bike. And you can get a bike that will do it that will be tolerable for 50 miles on...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-20-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,183
Posted By Earth Rider
This. If you hate that on the Interstate, don't...

This. If you hate that on the Interstate, don't try a 250 dirt bike with knobbies. :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 10-20-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 45,329
Views: 8,873,077
Posted By Earth Rider
From this weekend - beautiful to ride in the...

From this weekend - beautiful to ride in the woods in NY this time of year.
...
Forum: Thumpers 10-20-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 11,482
Views: 547,516
Posted By Earth Rider
I took Friday off for no good reason. Had all...

I took Friday off for no good reason. Had all afternoon so I rode about 45 minutes up into the north country to play around on some ATV trails. Beautiful day to be in the woods. I love this time of...
Forum: Face plant 10-19-2014, 04:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,819
Posted By Earth Rider
Scary stuff. Glad you are getting better. I would...

Scary stuff. Glad you are getting better. I would sue the crap out of her. Didn't get out of the car? That's an extra million!
Forum: Beasts 10-18-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 23,810
Posted By Earth Rider
Hahaha this video is awesome. I love it.

Hahaha this video is awesome. I love it.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-18-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 930
Posted By Earth Rider
I would sell it and get something else. There are...

I would sell it and get something else. There are all kinds of threads on building adventure bikes out of anything imaginable, but nobody is saving money doing that.
Forum: Equipment 10-18-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 463
Posted By Earth Rider
I have Acerbis and my clutch lever is bent...

I have Acerbis and my clutch lever is bent anyway. Maybe they weren't tight enough, I dunno. But I'm gonna get some of those Highway Dirt Bike ones.
Forum: Thumpers 10-17-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,122
Posted By Earth Rider
This. And for what they cost you could buy two...

This. And for what they cost you could buy two bikes that do both things better.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-16-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 6,016
Posted By Earth Rider
Oh, great. I can't wait. :sarcasm

Oh, great. I can't wait. :sarcasm
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-16-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 6,016
Posted By Earth Rider
For me it's less about riding a motorcycle than...

For me it's less about riding a motorcycle than it is about being by myself and exploring, ideally on woods trails or at least out in the country, and camping. I see the motorcycle as really just a...
Forum: Thumpers 10-15-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 702
Posted By Earth Rider
Agreed. The new 244 is noticeably worse than the...

Agreed. The new 244 is noticeably worse than the bald, stock Trailwing I was replacing.
Forum: Thumpers 10-15-2014, 05:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 702
Posted By Earth Rider
It just washes out too much. It might be okay if...

It just washes out too much. It might be okay if you don't ride anywhere wet or muddy, but even on wet grass it sucks. There is no sand around here but I would imagine it would be awful for that too.
Forum: Ride reports 10-14-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 233
Views: 28,747
Posted By Earth Rider
I think I would have found a way around that pond.

I think I would have found a way around that pond.
Forum: Thumpers 10-14-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 702
Posted By Earth Rider
I just put on 244s and I want to take the front...

I just put on 244s and I want to take the front right back off after one ride offroad. The rear is okay.
Forum: Thumpers 10-13-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 45,329
Views: 8,873,077
Posted By Earth Rider
Yes, totally stock muffler. Airbox also.

Yes, totally stock muffler. Airbox also.
Forum: Thumpers 10-13-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 45,329
Views: 8,873,077
Posted By Earth Rider
Thanks, that's what I was hoping to hear. I can...

Thanks, that's what I was hoping to hear. I can deal with the back end sliding around, but the 244 front is not gonna work out for me.
Forum: Thumpers 10-13-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 45,329
Views: 8,873,077
Posted By Earth Rider
I will try to get to the USB on mine and see what...

I will try to get to the USB on mine and see what it's set at for you. It runs really well.
Forum: Thumpers 10-13-2014, 04:58 AM
Replies: 45,329
Views: 8,873,077
Posted By Earth Rider
I'm running the power commander with the stock...

I'm running the power commander with the stock exhaust. the previous owner set it up with a map to match the exhaust. I've never touched it though.
Forum: Equipment 10-12-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,914
Posted By Earth Rider
I really like the looks of this jacket.

I really like the looks of this jacket.
Forum: Equipment 10-12-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 585
Posted By Earth Rider
at that price, buy two.

at that price, buy two.
Forum: Thumpers 10-12-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 45,329
Views: 8,873,077
Posted By Earth Rider
Thanks. Maybe I'll try one of those next.

Thanks. Maybe I'll try one of those next.
Forum: Thumpers 10-12-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 45,329
Views: 8,873,077
Posted By Earth Rider
For anyone else who tried Shinko 244s and hated...

For anyone else who tried Shinko 244s and hated the front offroad on an 18/21 wheel setup, what did you try instead? I think the back tire is acceptable for my uses but the front was all over the...
Forum: Equipment 10-08-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 90,255
Posted By Earth Rider
still love my AFX FX 39. They have the new FX 41...

still love my AFX FX 39. They have the new FX 41 version now. You can't go wrong for $129.
Forum: Equipment 10-06-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,014
Posted By Earth Rider
that thing's great

that thing's great
Forum: Thumpers 10-04-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 45,329
Views: 8,873,077
Posted By Earth Rider
I have been researching GPS and most people seem...

I have been researching GPS and most people seem to like the newer Garmin 78 over the Oregon 450. No personal experience though. The Oregon has the micro USB power connector which is not as durable...
Forum: Thumpers 10-03-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 11,482
Views: 547,516
Posted By Earth Rider
Starbucks? Please. I own a Nespresso machine....

Starbucks? Please. I own a Nespresso machine. :lol3

I was going to take the trails home from work but I didn't want to damage the heirloom tomatoes in my backpack.
Forum: Thumpers 10-03-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 11,482
Views: 547,516
Posted By Earth Rider
Hahaha, it's the old "you're taking it too...

Hahaha, it's the old "you're taking it too seriously" argument. Never heard that one before. :lol3

It seems like you're always trying to convince everyone how great and gnarly you are. Maybe it's...
Forum: Thumpers 10-03-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 11,482
Views: 547,516
Posted By Earth Rider
Nah, your posts say otherwise. :deal

Nah, your posts say otherwise. :deal
Forum: Thumpers 10-03-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 11,482
Views: 547,516
Posted By Earth Rider
Why do you need to turn everything into a dick...

Why do you need to turn everything into a dick measuring contest? Are you really that insecure? It's hilarious.
Forum: Thumpers 10-03-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 11,482
Views: 547,516
Posted By Earth Rider
:fpalm I'm embarrassed for you.

:fpalm

I'm embarrassed for you.
Forum: Thumpers 10-03-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 11,482
Views: 547,516
Posted By Earth Rider
By definition, a trail has no inherent size....

By definition, a trail has no inherent size. Single track is just a type of trail. A walking path is another type of trail.

This thread :fpalm
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-02-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,001
Posted By Earth Rider
Never seen anyone ride fast on one of those.

Never seen anyone ride fast on one of those.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-02-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 316
Views: 13,352
Posted By Earth Rider
I'm having trouble understanding how an...

I'm having trouble understanding how an invitation looks different from a guy moving over because he doesn't want to die.

As someone just said, it's an absurd gamble.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-02-2014, 03:55 AM
Replies: 316
Views: 13,352
Posted By Earth Rider
That's ridiculous.

That's ridiculous.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-01-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,623
Posted By Earth Rider
He said he downloaded it not streamed it, and...

He said he downloaded it not streamed it, and that means he probably "stole" it, not that I care about that.

I just want him to know what it feels like to have a soul. :cry
Forum: Thumpers 10-01-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 11,482
Views: 547,516
Posted By Earth Rider
We should start a "Anyone ever have trouble...

We should start a "Anyone ever have trouble riding the WR250R offroad" in Perfect Line so he has something to do all day.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-01-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,623
Posted By Earth Rider
and if you don't appreciate OAS you really should...

and if you don't appreciate OAS you really should be banned from motorcycles entirely.
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