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Forum: Road warriors Today, 10:01 AM
Replies: 9,906
Views: 1,672,109
Posted By ridenm
I test-rode one at Circuit of the Americas during...

I test-rode one at Circuit of the Americas during the MotoGP weekend. It got dark enough under the infield bridge that the dash lighting became obvious and very cool.
Forum: Road warriors Today, 09:59 AM
Replies: 9,906
Views: 1,672,109
Posted By ridenm
My former in-laws had two of these that my...

My former in-laws had two of these that my then-fiancee and I used to tool around in the northern NM mountains. Such fun, but could be dicey in ruts.
Forum: Trials 04-20-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,233
Posted By ridenm
:ear:lurk

:ear:lurk
Forum: Trials 04-20-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 455
Posted By ridenm
:clap

:clap
Forum: Trials 04-18-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 451
Posted By ridenm
If your local club events are AMA-sanctioned,...

If your local club events are AMA-sanctioned, they will accept DOT- or EECE-approved helmets (or possibly some other international standard).

Manufacturers affirm that their helmets meet the DOT...
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2015, 07:11 PM
Replies: 3,788
Views: 596,688
Posted By ridenm
I'm 5'10" and 260. I wear an XL in a Klim jersey...

I'm 5'10" and 260. I wear an XL in a Klim jersey and there's no way I could put it on over armor.
Forum: Road warriors 04-15-2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 9,906
Views: 1,672,109
Posted By ridenm
I took a demo ride on one of these at the MotoGP...

I took a demo ride on one of these at the MotoGP weekend in TX. Very pleasant with a tall windscreen.
...
Forum: Trials 04-15-2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 801
Posted By ridenm
I'm guessing that had something to do with where...

I'm guessing that had something to do with where Ray and Laura work.
Forum: Road warriors 04-14-2015, 03:23 PM
Replies: 9,906
Views: 1,672,109
Posted By ridenm
Today, it's this...

http://www.ridermagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/KTM-1290-SUPER-ADVENTURE_MY2015_web.jpg

I still prefer shaft drive to chain, tho'.
Forum: Trials 04-14-2015, 02:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 621
Posted By ridenm
I have experience with Alpinestars and Gaernes....

I have experience with Alpinestars and Gaernes. Fit on both ran true to size. IMNSHO, A-stars are for people with toothpick legs (not me). Otherwise the A-stars seemed very durable and more...
Forum: Trials 04-14-2015, 02:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 801
Posted By ridenm
Sliding dab is always a three. So how were...

Sliding dab is always a three.

So how were the Air Force folks calling backwards motion?
Forum: Trials 04-01-2015, 02:29 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 11,976
Posted By ridenm
My Montesa has a right-side kickstand. I still...

My Montesa has a right-side kickstand. I still get on from the left, because the seat is so low and the bike is so light that swinging a leg over the high side is not a problem. I get off from the...
Forum: Road warriors 03-30-2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 9,906
Views: 1,672,109
Posted By ridenm
That was the premise of this beast (with...

That was the premise of this beast (with aftermarket bags), but it never really lived up to expectations.

http://www.ridermagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/web-DSC02258.jpg

Buzzy...
Forum: Trials 03-30-2015, 09:00 AM
Replies: 1,808
Views: 139,955
Posted By ridenm
It was nice to meet you and hang out observing...

It was nice to meet you and hang out observing the afternoon section. Hope you can come down for our other events.
Forum: Trials 03-27-2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,295
Posted By ridenm
I guess KTM doesn't make a trials bike??? ...

I guess KTM doesn't make a trials bike???

:evil
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 3,788
Views: 596,688
Posted By ridenm
Someone posted a pic of a battery with dual...

Someone posted a pic of a battery with dual terminal sets. I can't remember if it was here or on another thread I frequent. Dual terminals make a lot of sense to me.

Anybody?
Bueller?
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 03-20-2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 5,818
Views: 1,073,014
Posted By ridenm
If I was a bigger, more manly man, maybe I'd...

If I was a bigger, more manly man, maybe I'd attempt more "off-road" terrain on my TEx. It's not why I bought it. I wanted a shaft-driven touring bike with long-haul comfort solo or two-up, monster...
Forum: Road warriors 03-20-2015, 08:47 AM
Replies: 9,906
Views: 1,672,109
Posted By ridenm
Took a demo ride on the Indian Scout yesterday....

Took a demo ride on the Indian Scout yesterday. Brief group ride, but here are my impressions:

Suspension was underdamped but much better travel than the H-Ds I have ridden (and I directly compare...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-17-2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,297
Posted By ridenm
From a New Mexico Wildlife Federation email alert:

From a New Mexico Wildlife Federation email alert:
Forum: Road warriors 03-17-2015, 08:02 AM
Replies: 9,906
Views: 1,672,109
Posted By ridenm
I took a brief ride on a friend's Valk Interstate...

I took a brief ride on a friend's Valk Interstate and also rented one in FL years ago. Nice ride, but was geared too short for good mileage and relaxed touring pace. Still a great looking bike.
Forum: Trials 03-13-2015, 11:22 AM
Replies: 1,808
Views: 139,955
Posted By ridenm
First a flier, then distribution. Next thing...

First a flier, then distribution. Next thing you'll be wanting a newsletter.

:evil
Forum: Trials 03-13-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,273
Posted By ridenm
http://clas-pages.uncc.edu/visualrhetoric/files/20...

http://clas-pages.uncc.edu/visualrhetoric/files/2014/04/Hurt-Helmet-diagram-p278.png

from the Hurt Study.
Forum: Trials 03-13-2015, 10:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,273
Posted By ridenm
In the US all helmets sold for street use have to...

In the US all helmets sold for street use have to show a DOT sticker indicating compliance with FMVSS 218. The sticker is prima facie evidence of FMVSS 218 compliance. Doesn't mean that the helmet...
Forum: Road warriors 03-11-2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 9,906
Views: 1,672,109
Posted By ridenm
Wow! That's outrageous! Your post also...

Wow! That's outrageous!

Your post also reminded how much I wanted one of the Suzuki XN85s:

http://img.webike.net/mm/newbike/666xn85_1981/xn85_1981.jpg

Prevailing opinion was of course that...
Forum: Road warriors 03-10-2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 9,906
Views: 1,672,109
Posted By ridenm
I've been seeing some awesome builds out of old...

I've been seeing some awesome builds out of old Honda CX500/650 rides. Seems there's a lot of potential to be extracted by a talented builder.
...
Forum: Trials 03-09-2015, 08:34 AM
Replies: 1,808
Views: 139,955
Posted By ridenm
For NMTA, essentially Semi is a class for riders...

For NMTA, essentially Semi is a class for riders with pretty good hopping skills and very good clutch/turning/climbing, but seeking a lower risk line than Expert.
Forum: Trials 03-09-2015, 08:22 AM
Replies: 319
Views: 95,580
Posted By ridenm
http://mtwestvintagetrials.org/ I note you...

http://mtwestvintagetrials.org/

I note you are in California. These would be a bit of a haul for you, but they are "western states."
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-05-2015, 02:54 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,974
Posted By ridenm
Registered, renewed, and donated. Working on...

Registered, renewed, and donated. Working on lodge accommodations now.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-03-2015, 09:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,297
Posted By ridenm
A few minor points for historical accuracy: ...

A few minor points for historical accuracy:

The original OHV Board had real power, modeled after the State Game Commission, and only had two OHV positions (though other positions *could* be filled...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-03-2015, 08:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,297
Posted By ridenm
The OHV Act 66-3-1011.D. says: Getting EMNRD...

The OHV Act 66-3-1011.D. says:

Getting EMNRD would be a major political accomplishment and greenie heads would explode.

Marc of the Game & Fish OHV program tried to get SFNF to take grant money...
Forum: Trials 03-01-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,146
Posted By ridenm
Yup. Too bad he didn't have more success at...

Yup. Too bad he didn't have more success at EnduroCross, but if he can focus on trials for a few years he can be national champ, then do something else to pay the bills... :cry
Forum: Road warriors 03-01-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 9,906
Views: 1,672,109
Posted By ridenm
I feel very fortunate that I am able to ride...

I feel very fortunate that I am able to ride motorcycles. I know folks who can't for one reason or another, and I know a few who have overcome disability to do so. If my ability to ride a two-wheeler...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 03-01-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 5,818
Views: 1,073,014
Posted By ridenm
This is my experience as well. Took my wife on a...

This is my experience as well. Took my wife on a ride to see some land. Dirt road in with a bit of up-slope. When we were ready to leave I had her dismount so I could ride the still-unfamiliar bike...
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2015, 07:55 AM
Replies: 3,788
Views: 596,688
Posted By ridenm
I weigh 250 without gear :cry My 350 pulls...

I weigh 250 without gear :cry

My 350 pulls my weight just fine. I'm geared 1T down on the CS and 3T up on the rear and it was too short for comfortable 50-60 mph highway riding during last year's...
Forum: Road warriors 02-23-2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 9,906
Views: 1,672,109
Posted By ridenm
http://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/Gallery%20B/Cagiv...

http://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/Gallery%20B/Cagiva%20Elefant%20650%20%201.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 02-20-2015, 07:38 AM
Replies: 9,906
Views: 1,672,109
Posted By ridenm
Variation on a current theme

http://bazamoto.ru/img/honda/vtr-1000-rc51-sp1/vtr-1000-rc51-sp1_2001_3.jpg

No way I could actually ride this in comfort given the state of my knees, but I like the silver body work, and I always...
Forum: Road warriors 02-20-2015, 07:29 AM
Replies: 767
Views: 115,710
Posted By ridenm
Looks like you adapted the top box, and maybe the...

Looks like you adapted the top box, and maybe the batwing fairing (?) from a Valk Interstate? Amiright? What do I win?
Forum: Trials 02-20-2015, 07:21 AM
Replies: 3,049
Views: 398,003
Posted By ridenm
It was good to see trucks and bikes parked at...

It was good to see trucks and bikes parked at B-town as I was driving home. I honked.
Forum: Trials 02-20-2015, 07:20 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,830
Posted By ridenm
As mentioned above, the Gaerne Balance WP boots...

As mentioned above, the Gaerne Balance WP boots with the membrane booty do run very small. The regular Balance boots run true to size in the more average range, in my experience.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 02-19-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 5,818
Views: 1,073,014
Posted By ridenm
+1, but still an improvement. Wonder if it's...

+1, but still an improvement. Wonder if it's backwards-compatible?
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