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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-18-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 3,225
Views: 175,843
Posted By James Adams
Matt can just whistle from Amanda's Fonda and...

Matt can just whistle from Amanda's Fonda and Sparky will come and fetch him. :1drink
Forum: Beasts 12-17-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 11,838
Views: 1,600,586
Posted By James Adams
I'm picturing you riding in the front door;...

I'm picturing you riding in the front door; unless you turn the bike around in the house, you'll have to push it one direction or the other. :lol3
Forum: Beasts 12-17-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 11,838
Views: 1,600,586
Posted By James Adams
That's not something I'd want to have to deal...

That's not something I'd want to have to deal with on a daily basis. :dunno

It is a heavy bike to push around.
Forum: Beasts 12-17-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 11,838
Views: 1,600,586
Posted By James Adams
That should work through a 32" doorway as long as...

That should work through a 32" doorway as long as you have room to maneuver. I don't have the measurement, but the width of the cases on the bike may not fit.
Forum: Beasts 12-16-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 11,838
Views: 1,600,586
Posted By James Adams
It's not my eyes that I'm worried about :p3rry ...

It's not my eyes that I'm worried about :p3rry


:beer


I really like that red color. Pity it isn't glossy, though I don't think there's anything else on the market with the matte red, so I...
Forum: Beasts 12-16-2014, 04:01 PM
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Views: 1,600,586
Posted By James Adams
:nod

:nod
Forum: Beasts 12-16-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 11,838
Views: 1,600,586
Posted By James Adams
In the short term, nothing. The budget is...

In the short term, nothing. The budget is probably going to get sunk into the rally bike. :D
Forum: Beasts 12-15-2014, 11:24 PM
Replies: 11,838
Views: 1,600,586
Posted By James Adams
last time I got pulled over I was driving...

last time I got pulled over I was driving something red :hide
Forum: Beasts 12-15-2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 11,838
Views: 1,600,586
Posted By James Adams
Spiffy! I sold my Stelvio today. :cry

Spiffy!

I sold my Stelvio today. :cry
Forum: Beasts 12-15-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 11,838
Views: 1,600,586
Posted By James Adams
It works just as well on a big bike, but the...

It works just as well on a big bike, but the stakes are a lot higher. Screw up and it hurts a lot more. DAMHIK :lol3
Forum: Equipment 12-15-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 1,441
Views: 238,385
Posted By James Adams
I'm 6' 220 (fat not athletic) and wear a L;...

I'm 6' 220 (fat not athletic) and wear a L; there's enough room for a layer or two underneath and it's very comfortable. I like the snug arms. :dunno

I tried a Latitude but didn't like the way...
Forum: Beasts 12-12-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 11,838
Views: 1,600,586
Posted By James Adams
:nod but don't hold your breath :lol3

:nod but don't hold your breath :lol3
Forum: Beasts 12-12-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 11,838
Views: 1,600,586
Posted By James Adams
who are you calling fat :lol3

who are you calling fat :lol3
Forum: Beasts 12-12-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 11,838
Views: 1,600,586
Posted By James Adams
So not really a thermostat, just a cold-start...

So not really a thermostat, just a cold-start bypass.
Forum: Beasts 12-12-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 11,838
Views: 1,600,586
Posted By James Adams
Does it not have a thermostat? :scratch

Does it not have a thermostat? :scratch
Forum: Beasts 12-12-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 11,838
Views: 1,600,586
Posted By James Adams
Bikes aren't aerodynamic, which causes a lot of...

Bikes aren't aerodynamic, which causes a lot of drag at highway speeds. Weight doesn't hurt you much at steady speeds—even my 5500lb SUV gets in the high 20s on the highway.
Forum: Beasts 12-12-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 11,838
Views: 1,600,586
Posted By James Adams
If you don't muck with the mapping, you can...

If you don't muck with the mapping, you can expect low or mid 40s. Leafman's is about the lowest that's been discussed here.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-10-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 3,225
Views: 175,843
Posted By James Adams
I heard they have good chile rellenos :dunno...

I heard they have good chile rellenos :dunno :jose


Gotta be better than Amanda's Fonda :hide
Forum: Equipment 12-10-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 701
Posted By James Adams
I put a new 150/70-17 E-07 on my bike recently...

I put a new 150/70-17 E-07 on my bike recently and it seemed a little narrower (but the same height) than the 150/70-17 Pirelli that it replaced.

Have you noticed the weight difference between the...
Forum: Equipment 12-10-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,778
Posted By James Adams
I have both jackets. The (first gen) Adventure...

I have both jackets. The (first gen) Adventure Rally jacket provides great protection, but the Badlands is more comfortable (for me) and has better venting and pockets. However, I would upgrade to...
Forum: Beasts 12-08-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 11,838
Views: 1,600,586
Posted By James Adams
I recall seeing a thread about it a [long] while...

I recall seeing a thread about it a [long] while back, but I think it's something along these lines: http://cyb.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/KTM/Tubeless/i-BjwM3St

I've also seen some where the whole...
Forum: Beasts 12-08-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 11,838
Views: 1,600,586
Posted By James Adams
He makes them tubeless by sealing up the rim so...

He makes them tubeless by sealing up the rim so that air can't leak out around the spoke nipples.
Forum: Beasts 12-08-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 11,838
Views: 1,600,586
Posted By James Adams
Out west, range is king. Gas stations are...

Out west, range is king. Gas stations are sometimes closed or out of gas, and the next nearest one might be 100 miles away. Or you might have to detour unexpectedly due to a road or pass closure,...
Forum: Beasts 12-08-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 11,838
Views: 1,600,586
Posted By James Adams
:nod It does. You can mount a 170/60-17 on that...

:nod It does. You can mount a 170/60-17 on that wheel. I did on mine and it made it a bit lighter on it's feet. It's almost too stable from the factory.
Forum: Beasts 12-08-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 11,838
Views: 1,600,586
Posted By James Adams
stevie88 is being sarcastic :lol3 The big...

stevie88 is being sarcastic :lol3


The big tank is awesome. People who think that the huge tank is too heavy think that you always have to fill it up the whole way. :deal
Forum: Beasts 12-07-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 11,838
Views: 1,600,586
Posted By James Adams
I suppose there's a reason why black holes are...

I suppose there's a reason why black holes are black.

Then again, if I washed mine off, it might be a whole new color. :lol3
Forum: Beasts 12-07-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 11,838
Views: 1,600,586
Posted By James Adams
The whole bike is such a pig that I never noticed...

The whole bike is such a pig that I never noticed the big tank. :fpalm
Forum: Beasts 12-07-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 11,838
Views: 1,600,586
Posted By James Adams
It's ironic because while we're all telling you...

It's ironic because while we're all telling you that your wheel is too wide for good tire selection, one of the better off-road-biased dual-sport tires is actually available in the proper size for...
Forum: Beasts 12-07-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 11,838
Views: 1,600,586
Posted By James Adams
Later Stelvios (both NTX and non-NTX) went to a...

Later Stelvios (both NTX and non-NTX) went to a 4.5" rear rim so it shares tire sizes with the other big adventure bikes (except the newest iteration of the BMW R1290GS). Even the alloys are 4.5" in...
Forum: Beasts 12-06-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 11,838
Views: 1,600,586
Posted By James Adams
:lol3 It wasn't signed as a no parking zone...

:lol3

It wasn't signed as a no parking zone :dunno
Forum: Beasts 12-06-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 11,838
Views: 1,600,586
Posted By James Adams
It doesn't work, I still got a ticket. :lol3

It doesn't work, I still got a ticket. :lol3
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 12-05-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 684
Views: 35,026
Posted By James Adams
:ear The weather looks great for this...

:ear

The weather looks great for this weekend. I sold the KLX so I'd be on the KTM with stupid-tall gearing, so no tough single track for me.
Forum: Beasts 12-03-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 11,838
Views: 1,600,586
Posted By James Adams
Mine is also off like this; the computer usually...

Mine is also off like this; the computer usually shows ~50 and I am actually getting 38-40.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-03-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 3,225
Views: 175,843
Posted By James Adams
They all do that :lol3

They all do that :lol3
Forum: Beasts 12-02-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 11,838
Views: 1,600,586
Posted By James Adams
I did get a note from TLM that they have some...

I did get a note from TLM that they have some luggage in stock :evil
Forum: Beasts 12-01-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 11,838
Views: 1,600,586
Posted By James Adams
500ish (USD) for the pair. Your local dealer can...

500ish (USD) for the pair. Your local dealer can actually order them.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-01-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 3,225
Views: 175,843
Posted By James Adams
:ear I was wondering the same thing :lol3

:ear

I was wondering the same thing :lol3
Forum: Beasts 12-01-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 11,838
Views: 1,600,586
Posted By James Adams
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-JzeqKsJx7z4/VHz...

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-JzeqKsJx7z4/VHzekklCpTI/AAAAAAAAgAI/Cvl0QnrHjtE/s720/IMG_20141201_153016.jpg

Time to get out the No-Mar...
Forum: Beasts 11-30-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 11,838
Views: 1,600,586
Posted By James Adams
Replace it with a 5A fuse as that is what the...

Replace it with a 5A fuse as that is what the wiring was designed for. To run heated gear, you'll need to run a separate wire designed for the amount of current your gear pulls. Most heated jackets...
Forum: Beasts 11-30-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 11,838
Views: 1,600,586
Posted By James Adams
:nod RPM is a great shop and is easily...

:nod

RPM is a great shop and is easily accessible on I-35E before you get into the chaos that is Dallas.
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