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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 10:02 PM
Replies: 12,953
Views: 665,405
Posted By Grreatdog
Don't pick up the current Cycle World with that...

Don't pick up the current Cycle World with that article on non-Harley flat track bikes once you have a pocket full of Sportster cash.
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 09:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 978
Posted By Grreatdog
Don't worry, RF and I have no regrets. :evil

Don't worry, RF and I have no regrets. :evil
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 978
Posted By Grreatdog
I hate you. :lol3

I hate you. :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 457
Posted By Grreatdog
Yep, I wouldn't feel quilty throwing down a...

Yep, I wouldn't feel quilty throwing down a $2500'ish offer. If it were mine and a friend offered that it would be a done deal just to save me the CL misery.
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 12,953
Views: 665,405
Posted By Grreatdog
Funny thing about finding myself this busted up...

Funny thing about finding myself this busted up at 54 is I have never been seriously injured on a motorcycle. Plus I now find offroad riding is about the only physically demanding sport still...
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 978
Posted By Grreatdog
I had both the XC close ratio and EXC wide ratio...

I had both the XC close ratio and EXC wide ratio transmissions in my MXC200. I found the close ratio to be better for everything except the highway. Since the bike was plated I went with EXC box. But...
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 12,953
Views: 665,405
Posted By Grreatdog
Most of mine also brought along uninvited house...

Most of mine also brought along uninvited house guests.
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 457
Posted By Grreatdog
I agree with all of the above. Around here an...

I agree with all of the above. Around here an excellent condition 8,000 mile 640 Enduro or SXC625 would be in the $3000+ range with a similar 640A even more.

My experience with NADA values is...
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 12,953
Views: 665,405
Posted By Grreatdog
Yep, they will be back. All of them.

Yep, they will be back. All of them.
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 12,953
Views: 665,405
Posted By Grreatdog
When I moved to Maryland at age 30 they made me...

When I moved to Maryland at age 30 they made me retake the riding exam for a motorcycle endorsement. Interesting given my SC endorsement since I was 17. But the test guy was cool since it was obvious...
Forum: Thumpers 12-19-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 768
Posted By Grreatdog
Thing about the 525 as a road bike is size. I am...

Thing about the 525 as a road bike is size. I am an XL sized person at 6'2" and 185'ish. So the same length and height that hurt my 640 on goat trails becomes a blessing on the highway. I can strap...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-19-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,399
Posted By Grreatdog
I can't find the article now, but a few years...

I can't find the article now, but a few years back we had a couple riders killed in a group ride because an unskilled rider couldn't stop in time. While anecdotal and probably rare, it still...
Forum: Thumpers 12-19-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 768
Posted By Grreatdog
Changing the oil in my 640E is almost exactly the...

Changing the oil in my 640E is almost exactly the same procedure as my old XL600R. Literally the only difference is the one extra filter. So I don't know why people bitch about that. That is just how...
Forum: Thumpers 12-19-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 768
Posted By Grreatdog
Oh, they can turn sharply, it just requires...

Oh, they can turn sharply, it just requires steering with your right wrist. :evil

Which is why my back tires never see 1000 miles. :norton
Forum: Thumpers 12-19-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 768
Posted By Grreatdog
Mine has stood up well to hard offroad use. It is...

Mine has stood up well to hard offroad use. It is a little long with limited steering lock (for the 18L tank). If you plan crazy tight switchback goat trails it isn't going to work well. Otherwise it...
Forum: Thumpers 12-19-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 978
Posted By Grreatdog
The newer KTM two strokes are electric start....

The newer KTM two strokes are electric start. :evil
Forum: Thumpers 12-19-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 768
Posted By Grreatdog
To me, the absolute only downside to a 640E is...

To me, the absolute only downside to a 640E is the vibration. Which doesn't bother me but it does other people. Otherwise the suspension is very good (love those 50mm Extremes and linkage rear). The...
Forum: Thumpers 12-18-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 978
Posted By Grreatdog
My answer, you are overthinking most of this. I...

My answer, you are overthinking most of this. I bought an MXC200 a couple of years ago after being off two strokes since the late 70's. There was approximately zero time spent reacquainting myself to...
Forum: Thumpers 12-15-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 6,330
Views: 1,168,627
Posted By Grreatdog
Your 18psi is as low as I will run MT21's on my...

Your 18psi is as low as I will run MT21's on my Enduro. I spun the front tire on the rim at 15 psi braking hard down a hill on asphalt and torn the valve stem off. Which made for an exciting stop. I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-14-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,386
Posted By Grreatdog
Well, everything except highway anyway. It broke...

Well, everything except highway anyway. It broke my heart to do it, but I just sold my plated MXC200 and bought a plated EXC525. Not much weight penalty but way, way happier on the road. I loved that...
Forum: Thumpers 12-14-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,123
Posted By Grreatdog
Not in the USofA it can't. Well maybe in some...

Not in the USofA it can't. Well maybe in some states. But it isn't sold street legal here. It it was sold street legal here, had a six speed and didn't require playing games to uncork it, I would...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-14-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,562
Posted By Grreatdog
My employees do ridiculously dangerous work....

My employees do ridiculously dangerous work. There is no way to make them safe from the inherent danger of being out on the highway. In many ways they are the same as riders. They aren't allowed...
Forum: Thumpers 12-14-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,123
Posted By Grreatdog
What would make that Yamaha nice would be twice...

What would make that Yamaha nice would be twice the displacement and street legal. You know, for the big boys in the house to play with. :evil

As long as Team Blue keeps pitching 250's I will keep...
Forum: Thumpers 12-13-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 12,953
Views: 665,405
Posted By Grreatdog
We got the Golden Knights and Leap Frogs. I have...

We got the Golden Knights and Leap Frogs. I have to admit the Army Apache flyover was cool.
Forum: Thumpers 12-13-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 12,953
Views: 665,405
Posted By Grreatdog
Watched a different kickoff tonight ........ ...

Watched a different kickoff tonight ........

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Forum: Thumpers 12-12-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 12,953
Views: 665,405
Posted By Grreatdog
.....and a friend of mine used to go trail riding...

.....and a friend of mine used to go trail riding with us on a rat 1970's KZ400.

In other words run what ya brung....

And what's up with the bicycle talk? Them things is dangerous. I have...
Forum: Thumpers 12-12-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,123
Posted By Grreatdog
Anyone who follows European racing knows this is...

Anyone who follows European racing knows this is true. This isn't the same as the Cagiva or BMW rape of the brand. The new KTM ownership group has pulled out the stops on racing with the brand. Yes,...
Forum: Thumpers 12-11-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 12,953
Views: 665,405
Posted By Grreatdog
I suspect he means hammering through rough...

I suspect he means hammering through rough terrain at warp speed. There is a reason the skidplates on my bikes all look like they cleared mines for a living.
Forum: Thumpers 12-11-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,123
Posted By Grreatdog
I hate to agree with Kyns (he knows why :lol3),...

I hate to agree with Kyns (he knows why :lol3), but the Italian version of Husky did seem to be getting things right. So I do wish the new Chinese owned SWM company well building new Italian bikes...
Forum: Thumpers 12-11-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 12,953
Views: 665,405
Posted By Grreatdog
My brother blew up so many FICHT's that his OMC...

My brother blew up so many FICHT's that his OMC dealer finally bought it from him. He didn't immediately go to the dark side. He used the money to buy one of the first Mercury Optimax motors....
Forum: Thumpers 12-11-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,123
Posted By Grreatdog
You ever look closely at the last generation of...

You ever look closely at the last generation of Italian 650 Huskies and BMW X-Bikes or Husky 449's and BMW G450's?

Husky was dead long before KTM acquired the rights.

As you know, Husky was...
Forum: Thumpers 12-11-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 12,953
Views: 665,405
Posted By Grreatdog
That he looks good in a full face helmet?

That he looks good in a full face helmet?
Forum: Thumpers 12-11-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 12,953
Views: 665,405
Posted By Grreatdog
I have zero experience with snowmobiles, but my...

I have zero experience with snowmobiles, but my experience with big outboards is that four strokes actually have less parts to fail. The caveat being that the ones I am familiar with are all 200+...
Forum: Thumpers 12-10-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 12,953
Views: 665,405
Posted By Grreatdog
Normally, about 12 ounces. Though I have been...

Normally, about 12 ounces. Though I have been known to push it up to 16 with a spotter.
Forum: Thumpers 12-10-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 12,953
Views: 665,405
Posted By Grreatdog
Damn. We keep forgetting about that gravity...

Damn. We keep forgetting about that gravity defying magical blue fairy dust. Gotta get me some of that.

I feel every pound of my 640's 300+ after a face plant. With some of that stuff it could...
Forum: Thumpers 12-09-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 12,953
Views: 665,405
Posted By Grreatdog
A while back I weighed my 640 Enduro at 328...

A while back I weighed my 640 Enduro at 328 pounds ready to rock complete with hand guards, skid plate, tool kit, Wolfman bag, rack, center stand, Renazco seat and maybe 2 to 3 gallons of fuel. The...
Forum: Thumpers 12-09-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 12,953
Views: 665,405
Posted By Grreatdog
I did the pointless bracketry and fastener...

I did the pointless bracketry and fastener cleanup thing to my XL600R. It was a complete waste of time. I doubt the pile of pointless steel added up to even a pound.
Forum: Thumpers 12-09-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 12,953
Views: 665,405
Posted By Grreatdog
Having misspent a large part of my life trying to...

Having misspent a large part of my life trying to drop weight off Japanese dual sports I simply am not buying easy weight loss of more than maybe 10 pounds. You can always lose maybe 5 pounds by...
Forum: Thumpers 12-09-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 12,953
Views: 665,405
Posted By Grreatdog
Scary critters seem to abound down under. ...

Scary critters seem to abound down under.

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Forum: Thumpers 12-08-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 12,953
Views: 665,405
Posted By Grreatdog
I'm sorta OK with kangaroos. But I haven't...

I'm sorta OK with kangaroos. But I haven't forgotten the giant Freddy Krueger claw on that baby moonbat thing. I have enough pressure in my life without worrying about being eviscerated by killer...
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