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Forum: Hacks 05-19-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 547
Posted By derangedhermit
Yours was the first PM. I'll send you a PM when I...

Yours was the first PM. I'll send you a PM when I mail it, some time this week.
Forum: Hacks 05-19-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 547
Posted By derangedhermit
Free Hough book

I bought a copy of David Hough & Sidecar Safety Program, Inc, "Driving a Sidecar Outfit, A manual on learning to drive a motorcycle/sidecar combination" (2nd ed.) this month.

Before even opening...
Forum: Face plant 02-20-2012, 02:49 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 66,632
Posted By derangedhermit
No. I was also a competitive athlete, at the...

No. I was also a competitive athlete, at the small college level, in basketball. All basketball players roll many an ankle; mine were fine.

EDIT: I'm confident that it's clear to you that the...
Forum: Face plant 02-18-2012, 12:04 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 66,632
Posted By derangedhermit
I hope reality meets your expectations. My bone...

I hope reality meets your expectations. My bone alignment after surgery was also excellent, and remained so during the time the bones knitted back together. They likely still are well-aligned.The...
Forum: Face plant 02-09-2012, 02:28 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 66,632
Posted By derangedhermit
I had a very similar injury in spring of 2008:...

I had a very similar injury in spring of 2008: spiral fracture of distal fib, with some crushing at the end of the bone where it helps form the ankle joint. And a distal tibia break, cleaner than the...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 10-17-2010, 12:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,836
Posted By derangedhermit
What time frame will most folks be there on...

What time frame will most folks be there on Friday? I'll try to come, but will be caging it, so I'll park around the corner.:D

It will be the first time I've met anybody here.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 10-06-2010, 11:54 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,741
Posted By derangedhermit
Count me in on that one when it happens.:thumb

Count me in on that one when it happens.:thumb
Forum: Face plant 09-24-2010, 08:37 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,048
Posted By derangedhermit
I broke a tib/fib and a couple ribs a while back....

I broke a tib/fib and a couple ribs a while back. Yours is much worse, with the pelvis and femur. I feel for you.

The leg hurt the worst at first, but ribs are slow to quit hurting. Mine took...
Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2010, 05:00 PM
Replies: 44,275
Views: 8,484,347
Posted By derangedhermit
I'm about the same height and weight (6'2", 225...

I'm about the same height and weight (6'2", 225 lb) as you. The WR250R fits me as well as the KLR 650. And it hauls my big load around fine.

And since we ain't getting any younger, the 130 lbs...
Forum: Road warriors 08-21-2010, 07:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,167
Posted By derangedhermit
Yamaha TMAX? ...

Yamaha TMAX?
http://www.yamaha-motor.com/sport/products/modelhome/607/0/home.aspx
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2010, 11:34 AM
Replies: 44,275
Views: 8,484,347
Posted By derangedhermit
Your what will go over 100? And 100 as in mph or...

Your what will go over 100? And 100 as in mph or kph?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-21-2010, 11:25 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,587
Posted By derangedhermit
I was sitting in a surgeon's waiting room in...

I was sitting in a surgeon's waiting room in Dallas. The guy next to me had stitches maybe 4-5 inches long on both sides of his neck. He had given somebody the finger while driving down US 75, and in...
Forum: Thumpers 08-12-2010, 08:53 PM
Replies: 44,275
Views: 8,484,347
Posted By derangedhermit
Try it sometime. :evil 60 mph in 4th gear...

Try it sometime. :evil

60 mph in 4th gear won't hurt the engine. I've run an indicated 81mph in 4th (so maybe mid 70's actual), and just over 60 in 3rd - hit the rev limiter in 3rd. I weigh 220 +...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-12-2010, 02:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,807
Posted By derangedhermit
I think you've gotten excellent advice so far....

I think you've gotten excellent advice so far. The statement above still concerns me. Are you saying you don't have medical or disability insurance? That if you miss work for 2 months due to injury...
Forum: Road warriors 08-08-2010, 12:18 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,498
Posted By derangedhermit
So is there an extra inch seat-to-peg distance?...

So is there an extra inch seat-to-peg distance? Sportsters with mid pegs have been kinda cramped for me.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-08-2010, 12:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,233
Posted By derangedhermit
It sounds like you may have had time and room to...

It sounds like you may have had time and room to move completely over and beside her when she started backing up. That's what I would have done, if I could.

When those backup lights come on, get...
Forum: Thumpers 08-07-2010, 05:57 PM
Replies: 44,275
Views: 8,484,347
Posted By derangedhermit
DR650SE 366 curb 34.8"seat DR200SE 278 curb...

DR650SE 366 curb 34.8"seat
DR200SE 278 curb 31.8" seat
WR250R 298lbs wet 36.6" seat
XT250 291lbs wet 32" seat (previous XT225 is similar)
TW200 279lbs wet 31" seat

For her, DR200SE,...
Forum: Face plant 08-05-2010, 10:00 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,014
Posted By derangedhermit
How do you get a PA mc license without showing...

How do you get a PA mc license without showing you know how to ride one?

+1 on signing up for the MSF course. Also continue practicing in empty parking lots at low speed. Stay out of traffic for a...
Forum: Americas 05-11-2010, 10:03 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,371
Posted By derangedhermit
It's a Ride Report in the Trip Planning forum. I...

It's a Ride Report in the Trip Planning forum. I think you would get a lot more feedback on it if it was over in the RR forum.

Anyway, I enjoyed your RR.
Forum: Thumpers 09-14-2009, 01:33 PM
Replies: 44,275
Views: 8,484,347
Posted By derangedhermit
You might search for BlueShopSuper's posts over...

You might search for BlueShopSuper's posts over on ThumperTalk. He lives in Alaska, and commutes and offroads year round on his R. He put studs in a set of tires a while back, I recall.
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2009, 05:10 PM
Replies: 44,275
Views: 8,484,347
Posted By derangedhermit
Quite close, depending on which D606: ...

Quite close, depending on which D606:
Bridgestone stock rear: 650 mm diameter
Dunlop D606 120/90-18: 680 mm diameter
Dunlop D606 130/90-18: 696 mm diameter (from Dunlop website)

The Dunlop...
Forum: Thumpers 09-07-2009, 08:40 AM
Replies: 44,275
Views: 8,484,347
Posted By derangedhermit
Yeah, it's the combination of the "30,000 miles"...

Yeah, it's the combination of the "30,000 miles" and uncertain quality of gasoline that would make me want one that was set up for regular from the factory.

I would think that the main adjustment...
Forum: Thumpers 09-06-2009, 07:45 PM
Replies: 44,275
Views: 8,484,347
Posted By derangedhermit
I would want an engine that the maker certifies...

I would want an engine that the maker certifies for use with regular gas.
I would want longer range than the stock tank provides.
I would probably take a spare fuel pump. That's the only part that...
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2009, 07:26 AM
Replies: 44,275
Views: 8,484,347
Posted By derangedhermit
The 2008 Yamaha service manual shows different...

The 2008 Yamaha service manual shows different part numbers for both the rear shock assembly and an internal component at the bottom of the fork. My guess is the X and R have different valving / shim...
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2009, 10:29 AM
Replies: 44,275
Views: 8,484,347
Posted By derangedhermit
Yes. When I tried it, the pegs wouldn't extend to...

Yes. When I tried it, the pegs wouldn't extend to the normal riding position because the one of the bolt heads now gets in the way.
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2009, 07:00 AM
Replies: 44,275
Views: 8,484,347
Posted By derangedhermit
Yep, rear hubs are the same. Different fork...

Yep, rear hubs are the same.

Different fork shields. The X ones allow more room for the X front brake line.

Different fork and shock valving. Not directly related to a wheel swap, but may make...
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2009, 06:54 AM
Replies: 44,275
Views: 8,484,347
Posted By derangedhermit
About 25 hp and 14 ftlbs. Only you can decide if...

About 25 hp and 14 ftlbs. Only you can decide if that is OK.

I can't find stiffer springs (front or rear) for it. That may be a consideration for you too.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-14-2009, 11:35 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,426
Posted By derangedhermit
Baldy SmugMug gallery pic

http://baldy.smugmug.com/photos/179604580_ZnKGh-L.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 07-07-2009, 09:11 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,909
Posted By derangedhermit
There's a guy over on ecomodder.com, in the...

There's a guy over on ecomodder.com, in the motorcycle forum, who has been documenting his Ninja 250 mileage. He's gotten over 100 mpg on a couple tanks. The thread over there is easy to find. Bigger...
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2009, 02:50 PM
Replies: 44,275
Views: 8,484,347
Posted By derangedhermit
I guess most owners don't do either. It's...

I guess most owners don't do either.

It's easier to drill a big hole than to remove the panel. And if you remove the panel, you have to do something with the tilt sensor.
Forum: Thumpers 01-24-2009, 01:27 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,196
Posted By derangedhermit
The WR250R has a different front and rear...

The WR250R has a different front and rear suspension from the WR250F. Yamaha doesn't make any alternative springs for the R, and as far as I can tell, no one else offers them either (except you could...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-10-2009, 04:47 AM
Replies: 583
Views: 55,055
Posted By derangedhermit
Yes, to version 6.14.slow.buggy. And made sure...

Yes, to version 6.14.slow.buggy. And made sure the unit firmware was the latest too - 3.80, I think.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-09-2009, 10:01 PM
Replies: 583
Views: 55,055
Posted By derangedhermit
Good for you, Gramps! Is it possible to...

Good for you, Gramps!

Is it possible to unload the built-in coastal map to make room for other maps, like topo 2008 or some of the topo 24k maps?
Forum: Thumpers 01-08-2009, 10:58 PM
Replies: 44,275
Views: 8,484,347
Posted By derangedhermit
I am glad to hear it is smaller. 3.6 gallons x...

I am glad to hear it is smaller. 3.6 gallons x maybe 60 mpg puts a ride comfortably over 200 miles between fillups. That's enough for me. More than that is taking up space and adding weight I don't...
Forum: Thumpers 01-08-2009, 10:47 PM
Replies: 44,275
Views: 8,484,347
Posted By derangedhermit
I think you are supposed to leave that one on...

I think you are supposed to leave that one on since it has some regulatory info on it. Before I knew that, I peeled it off. The white residue cleaned off fine with a little mineral spirits or acetone.
Forum: Equipment 01-08-2009, 10:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,796
Posted By derangedhermit
Alan just said it was a new size. The little...

Alan just said it was a new size. The little brochure you get with the T-Pro shows that it comes in a few sizes, but I don't know the details. On the first phone call, he told me he has a "standard...
Forum: Equipment 01-06-2009, 10:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,796
Posted By derangedhermit
I've worn the jacket a few times now with the new...

I've worn the jacket a few times now with the new T-Pro armor installed. I'm very satisfied - it's very comfortable to wear.

I won't intentionally crash-test it, so don't ask.:D
Forum: Thumpers 01-04-2009, 02:32 AM
Replies: 44,275
Views: 8,484,347
Posted By derangedhermit
Neither Yamaha nor Renthal, for example, make a...

Neither Yamaha nor Renthal, for example, make a 12T sprocket that I could find listed. They make 13T and 14T. Some other companies make a 12T. I don't know which ones.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-04-2009, 02:25 AM
Replies: 583
Views: 55,055
Posted By derangedhermit
I ended up doing a manual install of the USB...

I ended up doing a manual install of the USB drivers before running (yet again) the update. It seems to have installed the maps back on the 478, although it still ended with an error message. I...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-02-2009, 10:20 PM
Replies: 583
Views: 55,055
Posted By derangedhermit
I bought a new 478 bought in Dec and ordered the...

I bought a new 478 bought in Dec and ordered the "free upgrade DVD".

Reminder: The 478 comes with CN preinstalled on the 478 but not on the PC disk.

The "free upgrade" DVD did install CN on...
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