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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-31-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 35,564
Posted By FloorPoor
Cycles South is a great classic film, It makes...

Cycles South is a great classic film, It makes you realize just how much access and freedom we've lost when it comes to riding.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-31-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,923
Posted By FloorPoor
OP, riding 2 up takes most of the fun out of...

OP, riding 2 up takes most of the fun out of riding a motorcycle, riding two up on dirt takes 110% of the fun out of it, and replaces it with worrying about hurting someone else. IMHO. My wife hates...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-30-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 414
Views: 107,472
Posted By FloorPoor
I think I'll abandon the tent on my stealth...

I think I'll abandon the tent on my stealth adventures this season. I'm always looking for ways to pack more efficiently, lighter, and less. Last fall I acquired a US army issue 3 piece sleeping...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-30-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,456
Posted By FloorPoor
The KLR can definitely be challenging in some off...

The KLR can definitely be challenging in some off road situations, I have dropped mine several times, but the more experience you get, the less it will happen. Just be sure that you have a good...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-30-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,159
Posted By FloorPoor
Maybe you should get a MOTORCYCLE:D

Maybe you should get a MOTORCYCLE:D
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-26-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 1,010
Views: 64,096
Posted By FloorPoor
The 1200GS is like the Goldwing of adventure...

The 1200GS is like the Goldwing of adventure bikes, definitely more comfy for BIG mile days than the 990. A friend of mine had an 1150 GS and it was SWEET!
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-15-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 1,010
Views: 64,096
Posted By FloorPoor
Just curios what direction you are going? That...

Just curios what direction you are going? That is one sweet 990, but far out of my price range.
Forum: Americas 03-15-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,566
Posted By FloorPoor
Hey MC, that looks like a GOOD route. I've been...

Hey MC, that looks like a GOOD route. I've been on some of that route. The Bighorn Mtns. are AWESOME! If I were you, I would plan a rest day (or two) in Cody WY. The Museum there is AMAZING! I...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-11-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,753
Posted By FloorPoor
I have been thinking about this engine for a...

I have been thinking about this engine for a different sort of project:evil

Id like to stuff it in a 250cc MX bike frame with a stretched swing arm and paddle tire to make a dune MONSTER!

For a...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-11-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,753
Posted By FloorPoor
If work picks up this year, like it looks like it...

If work picks up this year, like it looks like it will, I may possibly start looking for a donor chassis and engine this fall.:D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-02-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,885
Posted By FloorPoor
ATV Hi bars(moose brand) on my KLR did wonders...

ATV Hi bars(moose brand) on my KLR did wonders for riding comfort, and I only paid $25 for them. For my commuting and long highway sections I adjust them back for an easy, comfortable reach, and...
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 11,119
Views: 2,365,477
Posted By FloorPoor
I've settled on the K270 (5.10 inch) rear for my...

I've settled on the K270 (5.10 inch) rear for my KLR and the Shinko 244 front. The Kenda last longer on the rear (my 244 rear started tossing knobs when it was fairly new, but it was an old tire...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-25-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 9,274
Views: 1,851,468
Posted By FloorPoor
Someone told me about that video a few years ago,...

Someone told me about that video a few years ago, but it is definitely something I DO NOT want to see.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-23-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 9,274
Views: 1,851,468
Posted By FloorPoor
Also Fred Savage's teacher on the classic show...

Also Fred Savage's teacher on the classic show "The wonder years", He did some ads for Clear Eyes as well. He is a pretty hilarious guy.
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-19-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 1,937
Views: 391,387
Posted By FloorPoor
I was in Fairbanks about 10 years ago and for a...

I was in Fairbanks about 10 years ago and for a few nights the lights covered the entire sky, it was AMAZING!
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-14-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 1,010
Views: 64,096
Posted By FloorPoor
Been in Arizona workin' like a dog. Came home...

Been in Arizona workin' like a dog. Came home for a week to see the family, but had to fly, so my poor old bike is still sitting in the garage in Idaho:cry

Oh well, I haven't had any time to ride...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-31-2013, 07:40 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,926
Posted By FloorPoor
I can only afford/justify one bike currently (too...

I can only afford/justify one bike currently (too many kids), so the ugly Gen 1 KLR with some suspension mods is it right now. It never disappoints except when I ride it someplace really nasty and...
Forum: Ride reports 10-30-2013, 08:20 PM
Replies: 817
Views: 294,735
Posted By FloorPoor
Fortunately the press release was incorrect about...

Fortunately the press release was incorrect about the time it took. I spent two weeks on the spartans, and two weeks on the rest of the game lines/stain and graphics. I got paid for the other part...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-29-2013, 06:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,273
Posted By FloorPoor
I live in S.E. Idaho, and while we have some...

I live in S.E. Idaho, and while we have some great DS riding, NORTH Idaho is where it's at if you want twisty pavement. Just pick about any non-superslab road, and it's good (but even I-90 from St....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-29-2013, 06:37 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,519
Posted By FloorPoor
I looked one of those over pretty close at my...

I looked one of those over pretty close at my local dealer, looks like a pretty good little travel/adventure/commuter bike. Last week I passed one on the highway between Flagstaff and Page AZ, It...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-29-2013, 06:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,377
Posted By FloorPoor
I remember the first time I leaned a bike far...

I remember the first time I leaned a bike far enough over to grind hard parts (not very far on that bike), it scared the shit out of me briefly. It was on my father-in-laws Yamaha Road Star. I...
Forum: Ride reports 10-29-2013, 06:19 PM
Replies: 817
Views: 294,735
Posted By FloorPoor
I dig the dragons! And the ride report too! ...

I dig the dragons! And the ride report too!

I'm a graphic artist, I just did a BIG job with (with help from a couple ladies who are much more talented than I) and I have not been paid yet :cry,...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-26-2013, 04:22 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 11,898
Posted By FloorPoor
When I walk out the front door of the place I'll...

When I walk out the front door of the place I'll be staying and look to my right, Superstition Mountain is looming right there. I'm staying way out on the eastern edge of Mesa, almost in Apache...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-23-2013, 07:15 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 11,898
Posted By FloorPoor
Amen, I love the west desert and have spent many...

Amen, I love the west desert and have spent many days there.

I've been bummed because I haven't had any riding except to work and back since we road on labor day, and none at all for the last...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-29-2013, 05:42 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 11,898
Posted By FloorPoor
The mountains south of Burley is a pretty good...

The mountains south of Burley is a pretty good place to roam. City of Rocks is a cool place too. Another good road leaves out of Oakley ID, goes through a corner of UT, and deposits you on the...
Forum: Equipment 09-21-2013, 08:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,249
Posted By FloorPoor
I ride with an EVS Ballistic Jersey. Works...

I ride with an EVS Ballistic Jersey. Works great, with good shoulder, elbow, chest, back and spine protection. It's good off road, but sitting in traffic on a hot day can get a little sweaty. It...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-21-2013, 06:53 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,160
Posted By FloorPoor
I've added exhaust, L-modded the air box, no-toil...

I've added exhaust, L-modded the air box, no-toil filter. I have not messed with the internals of the carb because it runs perfectly, the spark plug looks just like it should, and it regularly gets...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-21-2013, 06:08 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 11,898
Posted By FloorPoor
Nice! Bummer I had to work.

Nice! Bummer I had to work.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-20-2013, 09:38 PM
Replies: 1,010
Views: 64,096
Posted By FloorPoor
How was the ride?

How was the ride?
Forum: Face plant 09-20-2013, 03:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,017
Posted By FloorPoor
A friend of mine did a version of that a few...

A friend of mine did a version of that a few years ago while hauling ass on an unfamiliar dirt track. He missed a corner and rode into a ditch. He bent his forks, rim, bars, and toasted his fender....
Forum: Face plant 09-20-2013, 02:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,563
Posted By FloorPoor
Hope your dad recovers well. Broken ribs take a...

Hope your dad recovers well. Broken ribs take a long time to get over.

There's a stretch of highway near Fairfield, Idaho that, during the spring in peak population years, gets completely covered...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-19-2013, 08:05 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 11,590
Posted By FloorPoor
Yep, my 1% friend has over 50k miles on his...

Yep, my 1% friend has over 50k miles on his heavily modded Street Glide, and he's only had it for two or three years.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-19-2013, 08:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,369
Posted By FloorPoor
see sig line

see sig line
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-19-2013, 07:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,160
Posted By FloorPoor
I would agree with others here. I have a KLR,...

I would agree with others here. I have a KLR, and when it comes to strictly road riding, I want something with a bit more oomph, and better breaks. A Wee Strom, Versys, or even a Honda NC700 would...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-19-2013, 07:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,493
Posted By FloorPoor
+1. The most fun I've had on a bike is my beater...

+1. The most fun I've had on a bike is my beater 04 KLR. I had some other more expensive bikes before, but this one has been the most fun. I bought it for $2,800 with 2,500 miles on the clock. Now...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-18-2013, 07:38 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 11,590
Posted By FloorPoor
I didn't say could never happen, I said it's not...

I didn't say could never happen, I said it's not common. While I don't know any HA members personaly, I do have some friends in another 1% club, and the very few with sportsters get lots of shit form...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-17-2013, 08:42 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 13,792
Posted By FloorPoor
^ I want one of those! Why do we get nothing but...

^ I want one of those! Why do we get nothing but lame cruisers on this side of the pond? I love that engine, but I'm not too big of fan of the bikes it's available in here.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-17-2013, 08:24 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 11,590
Posted By FloorPoor
Hmmmmm.......I don't think you would catch too...

Hmmmmm.......I don't think you would catch too many of them on sporty's. 1%er's (and about everybody else) consider sportsters, womens bikes.

They might have been covering their faces because...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-16-2013, 06:48 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 11,898
Posted By FloorPoor
I bet! I bought some Buffalo Bore .44 once (when...

I bet! I bought some Buffalo Bore .44 once (when I was in AK) :eek1

I have a friend in Boise who's a .41 fanatic. You want me to see if he has some he's wiling to sell? I bet he has several...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-16-2013, 05:43 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 11,898
Posted By FloorPoor
Count me in. My second favorite activity (after...

Count me in. My second favorite activity (after dirt riding of course) is shooting:D
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