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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-02-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 976
Views: 152,656
Posted By BrandonR
Master Chief doesn't fear zombies.

Master Chief doesn't fear zombies.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-14-2013, 02:27 PM
Replies: 6,411
Views: 352,980
Posted By BrandonR
Utah has a website with their guidelines, ...

Utah has a website with their guidelines,
http://www.ag.utah.gov/animal/animal-identification/36-animals/287-auto-livestock-collisions.html

I would expect most states are similar if not the same....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-13-2013, 09:18 AM
Replies: 6,411
Views: 352,980
Posted By BrandonR
It happens out here in the west too. I've had to...

It happens out here in the west too. I've had to weave through a herd of cows before. "Open Range" is a sign to pay attention to.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-23-2013, 03:30 PM
Replies: 6,411
Views: 352,980
Posted By BrandonR
Pepper spray works without aiming. Just spray it...

Pepper spray works without aiming. Just spray it down and behind the dog will run into the cloud.
Forum: Thumpers 10-10-2013, 10:44 AM
Replies: 358
Views: 44,482
Posted By BrandonR
If only there were some standardized battery...

If only there were some standardized battery module that could be kept in roadside service stations along the roads of the world and swapped into vehicles as easily as we fill with gasoline. If you...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-19-2013, 10:50 PM
Replies: 6,411
Views: 352,980
Posted By BrandonR
I've done it before commuting. It works...

I've done it before commuting. It works remarkably well actually.
Forum: Thumpers 08-13-2013, 01:55 PM
Replies: 26,628
Views: 3,739,441
Posted By BrandonR
Both of those are 2008, so they're fuel injected...

Both of those are 2008, so they're fuel injected same as your 630.. Which means the exact same aftermarket tank limitations as your 630.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-25-2013, 11:54 AM
Replies: 6,411
Views: 352,980
Posted By BrandonR
Idiots in cars endanger other road users. ...

Idiots in cars endanger other road users.

Yesterday on my way home from work on the road to my house, which by the way is the smallest, quietest road out of three that run roughly parallel in the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-23-2013, 12:39 PM
Replies: 976
Views: 152,656
Posted By BrandonR
What's with the badly Photoshopped guy in the...

What's with the badly Photoshopped guy in the background?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-12-2013, 11:38 PM
Replies: 6,411
Views: 352,980
Posted By BrandonR
The fact remains it has not been established why...

The fact remains it has not been established why the cyclists were stopped. One of them may have just gotten up from a crash and they were in fact clearing the road as fast as they could, may have...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-12-2013, 04:51 PM
Replies: 6,411
Views: 352,980
Posted By BrandonR
In other words.. Car and Motorcycle operators...

In other words..
Car and Motorcycle operators are irresponsible and it's going to stay that way so cower in fear any time you are near the road, you never know what idiotic behavior they will excuse...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-12-2013, 02:30 PM
Replies: 6,411
Views: 352,980
Posted By BrandonR
No, I think it's irresponsible to ride or drive...

No, I think it's irresponsible to ride or drive at a speed that exceeds your ability to stop within your sight lines.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-12-2013, 09:44 AM
Replies: 6,411
Views: 352,980
Posted By BrandonR
So, then what would you have done if it was a...

So, then what would you have done if it was a down tree in the road, or a wrecked motorcycle, or a deer, or...... and the car was too close for you to use the opposite lane?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-10-2013, 04:51 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,125
Posted By BrandonR
If it's not leaking fluids I say leave it, it's...

If it's not leaking fluids I say leave it, it's not going to get any more damaged by laying on its side any damage was done when it hit the ground.
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2013, 11:20 AM
Replies: 26,628
Views: 3,739,441
Posted By BrandonR
Check the connections to the battery, if...

Check the connections to the battery, if everything is tight try a fresh battery, that's the easiest likely culprit. Your battery may be 7+ years old, it's done it's duty.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-02-2013, 09:14 AM
Replies: 976
Views: 152,656
Posted By BrandonR
I agree, it's a good movie and only very remotely...

I agree, it's a good movie and only very remotely related to the book. I think it should stand on it's own and not claim to be based on the book.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-27-2013, 09:44 AM
Replies: 6,411
Views: 352,980
Posted By BrandonR
Recumbents don't make much of a draft, they're...

Recumbents don't make much of a draft, they're too low for regular upright cyclists to get any real benefit from. You want a decent draft, get behind a tandem..

And I disagree on the visibility,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-06-2013, 11:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,382
Posted By BrandonR
All good advise.. In my case the surgeon...

All good advise.. In my case the surgeon explained the basics of the PT (basically just range of motion/stretching in my case) so I just did it on my own at home. I was riding road (moto and bicycle)...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-06-2013, 09:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,382
Posted By BrandonR
Almost immediately, but it was my right wrist so,...

Almost immediately, but it was my right wrist so, brake but same concept. My biggest difficulty was with putting weight on the hand due to the soft tissue damage and being in a cast for as long as...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-29-2013, 09:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,382
Posted By BrandonR
August 2008. My surgeon doesn't take the plate...

August 2008. My surgeon doesn't take the plate out unless there's complications, the surgery to remove it is pretty invasive.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-28-2013, 05:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,382
Posted By BrandonR
I crushed my radius in a mountain bike accident,...

I crushed my radius in a mountain bike accident, the surgeon did a great job putting the little fragments together to give me a functional wrist and I have a permanent metal plate in there now. The...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-16-2013, 01:13 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 16,195
Posted By BrandonR
Reminds me of Coburg Oregon;

Reminds me of Coburg Oregon;
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-02-2013, 03:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 750
Posted By BrandonR
You might run into snow still, I'm not too sure...

You might run into snow still, I'm not too sure of how quick the trails melt out but the hills are thawing pretty quick. I've only ridden Huckleberry flats once, I usually go to Oakridge for mountain...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-02-2013, 03:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 750
Posted By BrandonR
If you're considering Browns camp then you...

If you're considering Browns camp then you should consider Huckleberry flats down by Oakridge too, similar distance from Salem.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-30-2013, 05:36 PM
Replies: 1,281
Views: 203,724
Posted By BrandonR
Most businesses (big or small) shop around for...

Most businesses (big or small) shop around for the best price, in the era of Google it takes less time to do that than to find the page in the catalog. If the dealer can get better prices ( and ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-29-2013, 04:35 PM
Replies: 1,281
Views: 203,724
Posted By BrandonR
The trouble with that argument though is when you...

The trouble with that argument though is when you walk in and ask about a part (tire in this case..), they don't have it in stock but offer to order it for you at a much higher cost than you can...
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2013, 12:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,464
Posted By BrandonR
I don't think you understand what he's trying to...

I don't think you understand what he's trying to do, skid plates are mostly bike specific (maybe they'll fit a narrow group of bikes), I can't bolt an XR400 skid plate on my TE610 for example.

I...
Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2013, 04:18 PM
Replies: 364
Views: 25,876
Posted By BrandonR
I'd Favor: 1: Factory Plates 2: Dirty 3:...

I'd Favor:
1: Factory Plates
2: Dirty
3: 2-Smokes.
Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2013, 04:12 PM
Replies: 26,628
Views: 3,739,441
Posted By BrandonR
TE's are a lot of fun with 17's.

TE's are a lot of fun with 17's.
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2013, 05:54 PM
Replies: 26,628
Views: 3,739,441
Posted By BrandonR
They are starting to age the newest 610's are 4...

They are starting to age the newest 610's are 4 years old now, this thread will naturally turn from a "new bike" to a "how to fix" thread.
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2013, 09:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 573
Posted By BrandonR
http://www.bikez.com/motorcycles/kawasaki_klr_650_...

http://www.bikez.com/motorcycles/kawasaki_klr_650_2012.php

Wheelbase is 58 inches, add on about 15" for half the front wheel and you've got 73"
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2013, 11:50 AM
Replies: 26,628
Views: 3,739,441
Posted By BrandonR
Anything thicker than the leads on the capacitor...

Anything thicker than the leads on the capacitor is fine, I think I used 16ga since I had it laying around.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-11-2013, 09:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,594
Posted By BrandonR
I have an '09 610. I enjoy riding it. The only...

I have an '09 610. I enjoy riding it. The only issue I've had is batteries crapping out on me but I figured out a work-around for that.
Forum: Thumpers 10-19-2012, 03:12 PM
Replies: 26,628
Views: 3,739,441
Posted By BrandonR
Did you actually bend the castings, or just the...

Did you actually bend the castings, or just the bolts that run through them? You might get off cheap by just replacing the bolts.
Forum: Thumpers 10-03-2012, 03:48 PM
Replies: 11,327
Views: 1,706,063
Posted By BrandonR
450 would be for a whole replacement shock. I...

450 would be for a whole replacement shock. I bought both front and rear springs for our XT225 for ~220 or so. You'll need spring compressors to install the rear spring, I used a bunch of zip...
Forum: Thumpers 10-02-2012, 09:30 AM
Replies: 26,628
Views: 3,739,441
Posted By BrandonR
It's a tradeoff, there isn't a lot of space on...

It's a tradeoff, there isn't a lot of space on the TE to stow the capacitor, the 4700uf cap is easy to get (everyone can find Radio Shack) and small enough to stow easily under the computer.. and...
Forum: Thumpers 10-01-2012, 04:07 PM
Replies: 26,628
Views: 3,739,441
Posted By BrandonR
Thanks for filling that in, I was on a cruise and...

Thanks for filling that in, I was on a cruise and didn't have access to the interwebz last week.

To answer your question:
Yes, the TE610 will bump start with only the capacitor installed, it's...
Forum: Thumpers 10-01-2012, 03:49 PM
Replies: 26,628
Views: 3,739,441
Posted By BrandonR
Basically, yes. In the stock setup there's two...

Basically, yes. In the stock setup there's two wires from the bike to the negative post on the battery, I moved the smaller blue one to the frame (the bike won't run if it isn't grounded) I then...
Forum: Thumpers 09-21-2012, 02:03 PM
Replies: 26,628
Views: 3,739,441
Posted By BrandonR
Yes, After seeing the electrical system output on...

Yes, After seeing the electrical system output on the scope without the battery I can't believe they didn't build something that simple into the electrical system from the factory.
Forum: Thumpers 09-20-2012, 09:42 PM
Replies: 26,628
Views: 3,739,441
Posted By BrandonR
It explains why the bike shuts down when there's...

It explains why the bike shuts down when there's no battery. And shows there's no crazy spikes in voltage as someone speculated. The bike can be more reliable with a simple capacitor added to the...
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