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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Today, 10:34 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,274
Posted By LittleRedToyota
i still don't get how people think the need to...

i still don't get how people think the need to brake in corners (however you get it done...trail braking or otherwise) on the street is an advanced skill.

the street doesn't care if you are rossi...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Today, 08:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 330
Posted By LittleRedToyota
i haven't had that feeling since i sold my truck...

i haven't had that feeling since i sold my truck a couple years ago... :evil:rofl
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 01:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 231
Posted By LittleRedToyota
you probably aren't missing anything...unless you...

you probably aren't missing anything...unless you want to carry a passenger or ride across the country without changing the oil. the japanese bikes do tend to have sturdier sub-frames, and they do...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 09:11 AM
Replies: 8,434
Views: 358,634
Posted By LittleRedToyota
you should have taken a KTM EXC or XC-W on that...

you should have taken a KTM EXC or XC-W on that trip. :evil:rofl



i don't have any experience with hondas. and that is an MX bike...and a 250.

kyns was referring to KTM EXC 450/5XXs. keeps...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 07:56 AM
Replies: 8,434
Views: 358,634
Posted By LittleRedToyota
:fpalm What bike needs that in the real...

:fpalm

What bike needs that in the real world when used as a dual sport? :dunno
Forum: Thumpers 07-27-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,765
Posted By LittleRedToyota
it's not a question of power. it's a question of...

it's not a question of power. it's a question of how slowly you can ride the bike without having to constantly slip the clutch. but, happily, since it has a wonderful, wide-ratio 6-speed tranny, you...
Forum: Thumpers 07-27-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,765
Posted By LittleRedToyota
it was even worse in 2009...15:45. both are...

it was even worse in 2009...15:45. both are absurdly high. (that's why stock on the XC-W--which, of course, is essentially the same bike--was 13/52).

no, it does not.

i, and a lot of other KTM...
Forum: Thumpers 07-27-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 620
Posted By LittleRedToyota
yes. dual sports make great commuter bikes and...

yes. dual sports make great commuter bikes and great bikes to learn to ride on they. they are light weight and very maneuverable...which are great qualities for both commuting and learning.

yes....
Forum: Thumpers 07-27-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,765
Posted By LittleRedToyota
no, he's not. 13/52 is stock XC-W gearing (in...

no, he's not. 13/52 is stock XC-W gearing (in many years, at least). it's perfect for tight, technical single track and still lets you lazily cruise at 70mph. that is a very popular gearing for the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-24-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 4,888
Views: 263,975
Posted By LittleRedToyota
guess you missed the part where i said "safely"?...

guess you missed the part where i said "safely"? :dunno
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-24-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,274
Posted By LittleRedToyota
excellent article, thanks for posting it. he...

excellent article, thanks for posting it.

he makes a lot of really good points. i'm inspired to start trail braking on the street more.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-24-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 4,888
Views: 263,975
Posted By LittleRedToyota
spirit of the law sounds good to me. though, in...

spirit of the law sounds good to me. though, in this case, the spirit and letter of the law are the same...which is "if you are holding everyone else up, be considerate and GTFO of the way as soon as...
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 8,434
Views: 358,634
Posted By LittleRedToyota
not the S version! the engine is better than the...

not the S version! the engine is better than the DR350, but the tranny is worse. and i think the S might actually be even heavier than the DR350...if not, it's very close. the handling is not really...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-24-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,274
Posted By LittleRedToyota
i think you've actually outlined the difference...

i think you've actually outlined the difference quite well.

applying the brakes while already in a turn is not trail braking (at least not what i understand to be the definition of "trail...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-24-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 4,888
Views: 263,975
Posted By LittleRedToyota
i formed a mental image of that and laughed out...

i formed a mental image of that and laughed out loud...

i suppose that makes me a bad person.

i would hope no one gets hurt, but, i can't stop laughing when i picture it in my head......
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-24-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 4,888
Views: 263,975
Posted By LittleRedToyota
they have these new bicycle powered mobile bars...

they have these new bicycle powered mobile bars around here. they have a keg and taps on them, but apparently they are not allowed to actually use them due to open container laws.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-24-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,274
Posted By LittleRedToyota
yep. :clap there are a couple stop signs...

yep. :clap

there are a couple stop signs around here that are right at the end of bends in the road. if you couldn't brake while turning, you could not stop at them...

and that isn't even...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-24-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,010
Posted By LittleRedToyota
a buddy of mine actually did that. someone bet...

a buddy of mine actually did that. someone bet him he couldn't do it, so he did it just to prove he could. the truck was not lifted and not as high up as the OP's, and it took him a couple tries, but...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-24-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,274
Posted By LittleRedToyota
that's a good question, actually. sometimes,...

that's a good question, actually.

sometimes, i just can't help myself...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-24-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,274
Posted By LittleRedToyota
yeah, that is EXACTLY what i said. :huh :fpalm

yeah, that is EXACTLY what i said. :huh :fpalm
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-24-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,274
Posted By LittleRedToyota
either they don't actually street ride, they're...

either they don't actually street ride, they're full of shit, or they brake in corners without even realizing it.

you would not get very far in the real world without crashing if you never braked...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-24-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 4,888
Views: 263,975
Posted By LittleRedToyota
IdahoRenegade said "Here [Idaho], state law is...

IdahoRenegade said "Here [Idaho], state law is pretty clear".

that is 100% accurate.

gummee tried to call IdahoRenegade out for being wrong, but really it was gummee who was wrong.

(neither...
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 23,710
Views: 3,979,827
Posted By LittleRedToyota
if you are even asking that question, you don't.

if you are even asking that question, you don't.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-23-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 4,888
Views: 263,975
Posted By LittleRedToyota
no, he doesn't. :nah you, however, should do...

no, he doesn't. :nah

you, however, should do so if you are going to imply he is wrong and make claims about what laws say or do not say. :nod

you would lose the bet.
...
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 211
Posted By LittleRedToyota
i don't have any experience with the 690, but the...

i don't have any experience with the 690, but the filter on my 450 seals to the air box just fine without any grease.
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 8,434
Views: 358,634
Posted By LittleRedToyota
it probably depends on the state. my xc-w...

it probably depends on the state.

my xc-w was not street legal from the factory. however, it still had the option of having the dealership make it a "motorcycle" title instead of an "off-road...
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 314
Posted By LittleRedToyota
husqvarna 390 OR ...

husqvarna 390 OR

http://www.vintagedirtbikeparts.net/images/a%201979%20husqvarna_wr390.jpg


i had one when i was in high school. loved that bike. i think one would make a great restoration...
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 718
Posted By LittleRedToyota
you can putt around on a 350exc. no reason at all...

you can putt around on a 350exc. no reason at all that you cannot use that bike to follow your kid around. (if it comes geared ridiculously high like the 450exc, drop a tooth on the front sprocket...
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 718
Posted By LittleRedToyota
i can crawl around on my 450xc-w all day without...

i can crawl around on my 450xc-w all day without puking coolant. fan comes on a lot, but it never boils over. (90* heat, first gear, slipping the clutch single track all day long--and days of just...
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 8,434
Views: 358,634
Posted By LittleRedToyota
whatever the marketing says, they are dual...

whatever the marketing says, they are dual sports.

by definition they are dual sports, and in practical reality they are dual sports.

my DRZ has been parked for awhile now. i commute to work...
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 8,434
Views: 358,634
Posted By LittleRedToyota
when you make absurd statements like that, you...

when you make absurd statements like that, you blow your credibility completely.

that depends entirely on how they define "dual sport".
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 8,434
Views: 358,634
Posted By LittleRedToyota
i won't because my real world experience goes...

i won't because my real world experience goes directly against what he is saying.

good for you. you are obviously a good rider. better than all, or at least most of, the rest of the riders in...
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 8,434
Views: 358,634
Posted By LittleRedToyota
yes, there is. HUGE difference. i...

yes, there is. HUGE difference.



i have ridden one. it had just as much "race prepping" as my KTM--namely, they both had armor added to them and better tires than they come with stock.


...
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 8,434
Views: 358,634
Posted By LittleRedToyota
the 450. not competitively, but i've had it on a...

the 450. not competitively, but i've had it on a couple enduro-X tracks. it's a blast. and when we go trail riding, we tend to seek out enduro-X/hard enduro type obstacles/trails. (the races i do are...
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 8,434
Views: 358,634
Posted By LittleRedToyota
most of those types of crashes are slow speed and...

most of those types of crashes are slow speed and don't take a big toll on your body. it's not generally like moto crashes where you're going fast and hit hard.

that kinda stuff is a lot of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-21-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,010
Posted By LittleRedToyota
just dropping in to say... nice truck! :D

just dropping in to say...


nice truck! :D
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 950
Posted By LittleRedToyota
the 350 exc will blow the DRZ, WR250R, DR650,...

the 350 exc will blow the DRZ, WR250R, DR650, etc. away performance-wise...especially in the dirt (though, in many ways, on the road as well). the other three are all *heavy*...none of them meet your...
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 670
Posted By LittleRedToyota
good idea. if the chain is not falling off,...

good idea.

if the chain is not falling off, it's not all that much too loose. might wear the chain and sprockets a little bit quicker at worst.

the downside of too tight, on the other hand, can...
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 670
Posted By LittleRedToyota
clip style works fine on dirt bikes/dual sports. ...

clip style works fine on dirt bikes/dual sports.

you did well to pry the plate back out to tension the clip.

i think a lot of people have issues because they put the clip on backwards...so the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 670
Posted By LittleRedToyota
yeah, but when you do that, it ends up looking...

yeah, but when you do that, it ends up looking really, really loose...at least on the PDS bikes.

i would never suggest someone set their chain tension by looking at it. i would, however, suggest...
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