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Forum: Racing Yesterday, 12:47 PM
Replies: 1,465
Views: 130,194
Posted By manfromthestix
Yeah, it sucks that anyone can get a leg up or...

Yeah, it sucks that anyone can get a leg up or down on the championship as the result of an injury, but that's racing and it happens every year.
Forum: Racing 04-24-2015, 05:23 AM
Replies: 1,465
Views: 130,194
Posted By manfromthestix
What an awesome bit of history! Thanks for...

What an awesome bit of history! Thanks for sharing that. Oh man, yes, the tracks were killers back then, and the gear was so basic... There's a scene in the video of a racer ALMOST clipping a rock...
Forum: Racing 04-24-2015, 04:54 AM
Replies: 1,465
Views: 130,194
Posted By manfromthestix
:lol3 I'm reading between the lines here... ...

:lol3 I'm reading between the lines here...

Yeah, I'm old enough to remember when all dirt bikes had seats like the one on the Yammie above. I also remember that all my bikes' gas tanks had...
Forum: Face plant 04-24-2015, 04:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,542
Posted By manfromthestix
You are one major step closer to being a safer...

You are one major step closer to being a safer rider now that you've gotten that out of the way! As has been said before, welcome to the club. Learn from it, turn your situational radar up another...
Forum: Racing 04-23-2015, 02:19 PM
Replies: 1,465
Views: 130,194
Posted By manfromthestix
Gawd that is some awesome footage! And Kenny did...

Gawd that is some awesome footage! And Kenny did it on machinery that was absolutely Stone Age crap compared to what the average person can buy now for $10K in the local bike shop, not to mention the...
Forum: Racing 04-23-2015, 07:14 AM
Replies: 1,465
Views: 130,194
Posted By manfromthestix
That is just an awesome photo. Throttle...

That is just an awesome photo. Throttle absolutely pegged and wanting MORE MORE MORE!!!!! Yahhhhhhhhhooooooo!!!!!!!

I've been riding for over 50 years and I still just love motorcycles. I get a...
Forum: Racing 04-20-2015, 02:59 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,681
Posted By manfromthestix
Oh man, I totally agree I jumped up out of my...

Oh man, I totally agree I jumped up out of my chair laughing and clapping when MM made his patented aggressive move and it backfired! Go Valentino! He was so concerned after the race, I hope he's...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-18-2015, 05:08 AM
Replies: 8,361
Views: 8,147,670
Posted By manfromthestix
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-BYKMz7d0jYw/VSi...

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-BYKMz7d0jYw/VSiIVPv2AqI/AAAAAAAAF84/IxnZ5cmHgf8/s800/DSCN0575.JPG

Any type of protection is much better than none. My buddy crashed wearing a helmet like that...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-18-2015, 04:49 AM
Replies: 8,361
Views: 8,147,670
Posted By manfromthestix
You are a very wise man. I hope it works out for...

You are a very wise man. I hope it works out for you and for her - patience!
Forum: Americas 04-18-2015, 04:44 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,429
Posted By manfromthestix
It's like a space ship! Supposed to be 75...

It's like a space ship!

Supposed to be 75 and blue sky here today, I'm thinking the WR is going to go looking for some mud!

Hang in there, all you snowed-in folks.

Doug
Forum: Americas 04-17-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,429
Posted By manfromthestix
Spoke too soon...

Maybe I spoke too soon about my old stomping grounds having a mild Winter this year. This is a screen shot from a WyDOT web camera located about a mile from where my daughter lives in SE Wyoming....
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2015, 05:04 AM
Replies: 48,796
Views: 10,119,049
Posted By manfromthestix
I've tried my IMS 3.1 without the longer tube,...

I've tried my IMS 3.1 without the longer tube, just a little shorty that sticks straight up with a filter on it, and if you get the tank really full and ride on rough trails it spits gas until you...
Forum: Americas 04-17-2015, 04:47 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,429
Posted By manfromthestix
It's reportedly been a rather mild winter in the...

It's reportedly been a rather mild winter in the Rockies, so I think you'll be fine either way. Later in May the tourist traffic will be a little heavier but not by enough to make a difference. July...
Forum: Americas 04-16-2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,429
Posted By manfromthestix
Oh man, the Black Hills are an awesome place to...

Oh man, the Black Hills are an awesome place to ride! I used to go up there and camp at Devil's Tower and zoom around all those glorious roads. This is from a trip I took in early May one year; I had...
Forum: Americas 04-16-2015, 05:25 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,429
Posted By manfromthestix
Hey, it's The Rockies! It can snow up there any...

Hey, it's The Rockies! It can snow up there any month of the year. On the other hand, the scenery is GORGEOUS, there isn't much traffic, the critters are all feisty after a long winter, motels...
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 48,796
Views: 10,119,049
Posted By manfromthestix
It's gone and I didn't get to see it,...

It's gone and I didn't get to see it, WAHHHHHH!!!! :cry

Ha! Looks like you're going to have to re-post, sorry. Damned computers.

Welcome to the forum!

Doug
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2015, 04:49 AM
Replies: 48,796
Views: 10,119,049
Posted By manfromthestix
You'll miss the grunt of the 650 motor, but the...

You'll miss the grunt of the 650 motor, but the WR will handle so much better off-road that you'll be amazed. Like I've said before on this thread, literally my only complaint about the WR is the...
Forum: Americas 04-10-2015, 06:04 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,429
Posted By manfromthestix
No. Go prepared for serious cold and peel off...

No. Go prepared for serious cold and peel off layers/electrics as necessary. I like the bag with liner idea, but a 35*F bag is no way close to sufficient. I'd do a 15 degree bag and the liner; put it...
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2015, 04:50 AM
Replies: 48,796
Views: 10,119,049
Posted By manfromthestix
This is exactly how I feel about my WR as well -...

This is exactly how I feel about my WR as well - it's a great little dirt bike that I can ride from home to the trails, but I'd never consider a cross-country trip on it. It would do it, it's a rock...
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2015, 05:11 AM
Replies: 48,796
Views: 10,119,049
Posted By manfromthestix
I had this issue on my 1150GS and made a...

I had this issue on my 1150GS and made a startling discovery about the old rubber brake lines. I know the WR and GS are very different in many ways, but maybe some of the stuff I discovered with my...
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2015, 05:01 AM
Replies: 48,796
Views: 10,119,049
Posted By manfromthestix
I feel your pain, Brother! I lived in Wyoming for...

I feel your pain, Brother! I lived in Wyoming for many years and decided to move to Virginia about seven years ago. I couldn't bring all my bikes with me so I sold the dirt bikes, gave one BMW to my...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-05-2015, 04:42 AM
Replies: 8,361
Views: 8,147,670
Posted By manfromthestix
My wife is 5'1" and about 115, a naturally...

My wife is 5'1" and about 115, a naturally neutral pillion, and I also sometimes have to check to see if she's still back there. Unless I do something dumb and get a slap up-side the helmet, then I...
Forum: Racing 04-03-2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 1,465
Views: 130,194
Posted By manfromthestix
Pedrosa's surgery was successful

http://www.motogp.com/en/news/2015/04/03/successful-surgery-for-pedrosa-in-madrid/173139

Heal well and fast, Dani!
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-03-2015, 04:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,132
Posted By manfromthestix
I've done it a couple of times on a bicycle and...

I've done it a couple of times on a bicycle and it is AWESOME. We went once in early November, camped two nights, had 4X4 trucks carrying our gear (swapped driving and riding) and saw three (3.0)...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-02-2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,132
Posted By manfromthestix
Great photos, and I love your "spare" writing...

Great photos, and I love your "spare" writing style! :lol3

I used to live about an 8-hour ride from Moab (in Lander, WY) and miss being able to run down there for a weekend or a week. It's...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-02-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,088
Posted By manfromthestix
I completely agree, everything is intricately...

I completely agree, everything is intricately related on some level. However, I don't think a person's motivations are that cut and dried, that black and white. Like you related above, those folks...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-02-2015, 05:50 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,088
Posted By manfromthestix
This is exactly what I was saying in my earlier...

This is exactly what I was saying in my earlier rant :thumbup. It seems almost all of my efforts to be conscientious and careful and respectful and conservative with regards to my use of resources...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-31-2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,088
Posted By manfromthestix
I think we're a few millennia from that yet, Def....

I think we're a few millennia from that yet, Def. :lol3 However, the next wood stove I buy will have a catalytic converter in it. They really work.

I'm a contaminant hydrogeologist and have worked...
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2015, 04:48 AM
Replies: 48,796
Views: 10,119,049
Posted By manfromthestix
I don't have a garage either and sometimes find...

I don't have a garage either and sometimes find myself working REALLY fast to avoid a downpour or wind storm. I've become a more careful but faster mechanic for it, though! Drop something in the...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-29-2015, 05:51 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,088
Posted By manfromthestix
I've got a Two Brothers Racing Y-pipe and can. ...

I've got a Two Brothers Racing Y-pipe and can. Replacing the cat with the Y-pipe resulted in a huge weight loss on my 2001 1150GS - the TBR set-up weighs 8 pounds and the stock system weighs a...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 03-28-2015, 06:37 AM
Replies: 6,470
Views: 544,975
Posted By manfromthestix
Gives clarity to the old saying "One man's trash...

Gives clarity to the old saying "One man's trash is another man's treasure."

http://images.craigslist.org/00303_fTH125klqTm_600x450.jpg

Not for my treasure chest, though :lol3.
Forum: Racing 03-26-2015, 04:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,079
Posted By manfromthestix
Wow, how sad. It makes me pause to think that...

Wow, how sad. It makes me pause to think that someone with his skills may have lost control trying to avoid being hit by a cager... Where does that leave the likes of me in an emergency avoidance...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 03-26-2015, 04:40 AM
Replies: 6,470
Views: 544,975
Posted By manfromthestix
I love the tool kit he's using to fix this thing...

I love the tool kit he's using to fix this thing - a battery tender and hammer. That ought to cover about anything...

:lol3
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2015, 07:17 AM
Replies: 48,796
Views: 10,119,049
Posted By manfromthestix
I've got the 3.1 gallon on my WR and it gives me...

I've got the 3.1 gallon on my WR and it gives me well over 200 miles of range (far longer than I usually ride the wee beastie in one trip). The stock tank gave me about 150 mile range. All the stock...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-18-2015, 05:03 AM
Replies: 564
Views: 71,292
Posted By manfromthestix
I love my relentlessly reliable 2001 R1150GS. It...

I love my relentlessly reliable 2001 R1150GS. It may not be as fancy, light, wow-tech, water-cooled, etc. as the newer bikes but by Gawd it is stone reliable. Good luck with all this shite, folks....
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-17-2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,297
Posted By manfromthestix
Nice video, what a great place to ride! I grew up...

Nice video, what a great place to ride! I grew up in New Mexico and loved riding stuff like that. I remember my brother once riding through a cholla at about 35 mph; he had chunks of that damned...
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 48,796
Views: 10,119,049
Posted By manfromthestix
Are you properly logged in or just lurking? If...

Are you properly logged in or just lurking? If users weren't allowed to post brand names on this site I'd bet 90% of the posts would be disallowed!

Welcome!

Doug
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2015, 08:37 AM
Replies: 48,796
Views: 10,119,049
Posted By manfromthestix
Interesting spot for your Grand Teton National...

Interesting spot for your Grand Teton National Park sticker! :lol3 I lived in Lander, WY for many years and worked and played in Jackson Hole all the time. I wish I could find off-road riding here in...
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2015, 05:30 AM
Replies: 48,796
Views: 10,119,049
Posted By manfromthestix
Yeah, go for some test rides, or at least sit on...

Yeah, go for some test rides, or at least sit on a bunch of different bikes before you decide. Like I've said, I love my WR250R, it is a fantastic motorcycle even in stock form, but I really do wish...
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 48,796
Views: 10,119,049
Posted By manfromthestix
That's some desperate shit right there; I would...

That's some desperate shit right there; I would have at least used a snow blower! :lol3 But I feel your pain, man. I lived in Wyoming for many years and it just killed me to see all the bikes lined...
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