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Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-29-2015, 02:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,094
Posted By SloMo228
+1. I'm the kind of guy who can break a sweat in...

+1. I'm the kind of guy who can break a sweat in an air-conditioned room, so when I'm doing anything strenuous outside I make sure to stay hydrated and keep my electrolyte levels up. Plain water is...
Forum: Photos 06-26-2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,104
Posted By SloMo228
Hey, that road looks familiar! ...

Hey, that road looks familiar!

http://i1357.photobucket.com/albums/q754/s_watmore/447_zpspmfleyrv.jpg
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-25-2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 39,930
Views: 10,683,664
Posted By SloMo228
Good thing he had his leather vest on. That...

Good thing he had his leather vest on. That might have gotten ugly otherwise. :evil
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-25-2015, 07:26 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,471
Posted By SloMo228
It's really the humidity that's the problem. I...

It's really the humidity that's the problem. I know Michigan isn't Alabama, but we get a fair number of days with temps in the high 80s or above and high humidity. Riding on days like that is no...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-24-2015, 03:56 PM
Replies: 10,552
Views: 2,294,513
Posted By SloMo228
Good lord. "Lost two riders" as in two of them...

Good lord. "Lost two riders" as in two of them were killed, or just wrecked and were "out for the season?" That's insane either way, but if it's two killed, one is forced to wonder how their group...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-24-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 12,367
Views: 1,035,653
Posted By SloMo228
Legally speaking, you'are trespassing as soon as...

Legally speaking, you'are trespassing as soon as you step foot (or roll tire) onto someone else's property without permission. Doesn't matter at all whether you do any damage to the property. Heck,...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-23-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,312
Posted By SloMo228
Meh. I was never fast to begin with! :lol3

Meh. I was never fast to begin with! :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 33,444
Views: 4,271,470
Posted By SloMo228
I mostly run the 244 on pavement. My last set...

I mostly run the 244 on pavement. My last set lasted just over 4000 miles, including about 900 miles of nothing but riding hard in Ozarks twisties. It's a fairly long-lasting tire, in my...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-23-2015, 01:39 PM
Replies: 3,137
Views: 469,864
Posted By SloMo228
"STARTS AND RUNS BUT YOU CANNOT RIDE HOME." ...

"STARTS AND RUNS BUT YOU CANNOT RIDE HOME."

Or does he mean "STARTS AND RUNS BUT YOU REALLY WOULDN'T WANT TO BE SEEN RIDING HOME ON THIS TURD"
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-18-2015, 04:52 PM
Replies: 4,039
Views: 614,511
Posted By SloMo228
I drive an older German car... I like to think...

I drive an older German car... I like to think I'm fully engaged in driving when I'm behind the wheel, but it would still be nice to have a place to stick a cup of coffee. :lol3
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-17-2015, 03:36 PM
Replies: 39,930
Views: 10,683,664
Posted By SloMo228
If he's lucky that's what'll happen. It could...

If he's lucky that's what'll happen. It could just as easily go the other way and bury itself in his throat or take his whole damn head off. :eek1
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-17-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 4,039
Views: 614,511
Posted By SloMo228
Sounds, um, economical?

Sounds, um, economical?
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-17-2015, 01:46 PM
Replies: 39,930
Views: 10,683,664
Posted By SloMo228
Does he not know there's another solution that...

Does he not know there's another solution that has the benefit of decades and decades of research and design both "in the field" and in labs?
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-12-2015, 03:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,113
Posted By SloMo228
I switch back and forth. My DR350 is currently my...

I switch back and forth. My DR350 is currently my only motorcycle but it is a good commuter on my short ride to and from work. My car is an old '87 944S with manual everything (the only power assist...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-12-2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 39,930
Views: 10,683,664
Posted By SloMo228
Yikes. Looks like he needed to crank up the...

Yikes. Looks like he needed to crank up the preload on his rear suspension to compensate for the pillion, (presumably) luggage, and trailer. That might have given him a couple more degrees of lean.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-12-2015, 03:18 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,014
Posted By SloMo228
On a factual note, I once worked at a legal-aid...

On a factual note, I once worked at a legal-aid clinic in Detroit where we often handled cases involving abusive spouses. As you might imagine, these lovely people would sometimes take exception to...
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 33,444
Views: 4,271,470
Posted By SloMo228
That's about what I've got on my '96 DR350SE. ...

That's about what I've got on my '96 DR350SE. Still runs great and burns no oil. Like others have said, I would be more concerned with the overall condition and maintenance history of the bike than...
Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 33,444
Views: 4,271,470
Posted By SloMo228
I can answer one of those for you at least. I...

I can answer one of those for you at least. I have a Vapor on my DR350SE and just JB welded the magnet to the rotor. It probably would have stayed in place just fine without any adhesive at all,...
Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 777
Posted By SloMo228
Waterproof Duffel Bag...

Waterproof Duffel Bag (http://www.sierratradingpost.com/seattle-sports-roll-top-waterproof-duffel-bag-large~p~2580g/?filterString=s~dry-bag%2F&colorFamily=01)

Pack with stuff, strap to seat. ...
Forum: Thumpers 06-06-2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 33,444
Views: 4,271,470
Posted By SloMo228
Is yours equipped with a pumper carb or the CV? ...

Is yours equipped with a pumper carb or the CV? On my DR350SE (CV carb) I got about 100-125 miles before hitting reserve on the stock tank, depending on how hard I was on the throttle. With a ~4...
Forum: Thumpers 06-06-2015, 02:02 PM
Replies: 33,444
Views: 4,271,470
Posted By SloMo228
True. I've got both on my 350. The kickstart...

True. I've got both on my 350. The kickstart assembly itself weighs about 5 pounds, I'd guess.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-06-2015, 01:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,802
Posted By SloMo228
Is that ketchup and mustard? :huh

Is that ketchup and mustard? :huh
Forum: Thumpers 06-06-2015, 08:02 AM
Replies: 33,444
Views: 4,271,470
Posted By SloMo228
Kickstart can be added to the e-start 350s pretty...

Kickstart can be added to the e-start 350s pretty easily, I assume the 250 is the same. Unless you'd rather have kickstart instead of e-start for lighter weight. Then you're out of luck unless you...
Forum: Thumpers 06-04-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 33,444
Views: 4,271,470
Posted By SloMo228
It can be tricky getting the bearing out when...

It can be tricky getting the bearing out when you're trying to hammer it out by the tiny lip. I like to take my MIG and close up the hole. It's usually only one or two whacks with a rod then since...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-04-2015, 03:29 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,865
Posted By SloMo228
Nuclear holocaust? Anything with a circuit is...

Nuclear holocaust? Anything with a circuit is gonna get fried anyway, so some vintage bike with points and a carburetor might be the only thing that still works. Maybe you can keep a spare CDI for...
Forum: Thumpers 06-03-2015, 05:53 PM
Replies: 33,444
Views: 4,271,470
Posted By SloMo228
+1. The 244s I run on my DR will hum/whirr/sing...

+1. The 244s I run on my DR will hum/whirr/sing when upright, especially when they're half worn or more. Once you lean and get off the center tread, it shuts up.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-29-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,995
Posted By SloMo228
I'm running a 244 rear with a DOT knobby on the...

I'm running a 244 rear with a DOT knobby on the front currently. It's OK on the street, the front is vague and doesn't inspire a lot of confidence but I haven't run out of traction yet either. ...
Forum: Thumpers 05-25-2015, 01:11 PM
Replies: 33,444
Views: 4,271,470
Posted By SloMo228
Sort of. The late bearings are the same OD as...

Sort of. The late bearings are the same OD as the early ones, so they are a direct swap into the early wheel. However, you also need the inner spacer. I ordered the late-style inner spacer and...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-23-2015, 10:12 PM
Replies: 3,072
Views: 961,238
Posted By SloMo228
Ooooh. I have always wanted to ride one of the...

Ooooh. I have always wanted to ride one of the turbo CXs. If that were nearer, I'd be really tempted.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-23-2015, 07:32 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,227
Posted By SloMo228
I've been in a couple of group rides and they...

I've been in a couple of group rides and they were OK. Not really my thing, but it wasn't a bad experience either, and I got to meet a few cool people who are also into motorcycles. That said, I...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-23-2015, 07:20 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,020
Posted By SloMo228
I'm sure it depends on the motorcycle in...

I'm sure it depends on the motorcycle in question. I have only ever mounted a fork brace to one bike, a '78 Honda GL1000. It made a very noticeable difference on that bike. Before the fork brace,...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-21-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,995
Posted By SloMo228
Well, I don't have a high-powered DS, but I have...

Well, I don't have a high-powered DS, but I have flogged the hell out of my DR350 on tight and twisty roads in Tennessee, North Carolina, Arkansas, and Missouri while shod with Shinko 244s. They're...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-20-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,248
Posted By SloMo228
I used to have a CX500, and I keep an eye out for...

I used to have a CX500, and I keep an eye out for a GL500 still. I've got a CX650 motor in the garage that I'd love to swap into a GL500. GL650s are hard to come by and I like Comstars better...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-20-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 3,072
Views: 961,238
Posted By SloMo228
Very nice looking CX, hopefully you can get it...

Very nice looking CX, hopefully you can get it sorted. I keep an eye open for a deal like that but so far haven't gotten lucky. I have a 650 motor on a shelf in my garage waiting to get swapped...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-20-2015, 05:06 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,382
Posted By SloMo228
When I was 22, I borrowed my dad's GL1500 to ride...

When I was 22, I borrowed my dad's GL1500 to ride from MI to TN, where my friends and I had rented a cabin for spring break. The whole way down I was basically just keeping pace with a storm front,...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-20-2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,248
Posted By SloMo228
Wow, I'm honestly surprised I'm going to be the...

Wow, I'm honestly surprised I'm going to be the first one to suggest this, but how about a 1st gen Concours? I see them all the time on the local CL for $2500 or less, and they are reputed to be...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-20-2015, 04:45 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,996
Posted By SloMo228
I'm always interested in an epic pizza dinner....

I'm always interested in an epic pizza dinner. :ear
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-19-2015, 02:56 PM
Replies: 4,039
Views: 614,511
Posted By SloMo228
Had a close call today that could have been a lot...

Had a close call today that could have been a lot worse if I hadn't been paying attention. The driver was a morbidly obese person in a rusty, smoky 2nd gen Neon, talking on the phone with one hand...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-19-2015, 02:21 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,996
Posted By SloMo228
I might actually be able to make it this time. I...

I might actually be able to make it this time. I won't know for sure until we get closer to the date, but at least at the moment I have no obligations on that weekend. :clap
Forum: Equipment 05-19-2015, 09:01 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,095
Posted By SloMo228
Once or twice, I've had a package show as...

Once or twice, I've had a package show as "delivered" on the USPS tracking system that never arrived at my house, but then it appeared the next day. Hopefully your tire shows up in the right place...
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