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Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 690
Posted By SRG
Option 3 - none of the above. $4k + will buy...

Option 3 - none of the above.

$4k + will buy a perfectly good KTM EXC. Find a nicely set up one that's got a tag.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-12-2015, 07:34 PM
Replies: 7,830
Views: 454,770
Posted By SRG
I think you should add ships, trains, airplanes...

I think you should add ships, trains, airplanes and rockets.
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2015, 07:45 PM
Replies: 16,236
Views: 910,238
Posted By SRG
Little testy for the cool Finn. What exactly did...

Little testy for the cool Finn. What exactly did I say that isn't true? The CT will go most anywhere and the 3 bikes I mentioned are quite different. So is the WRR.

No, I have not ridden a WRR....
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2015, 05:24 PM
Replies: 16,236
Views: 910,238
Posted By SRG
My CT90 will go everywhere the Berg will. Maybe...

My CT90 will go everywhere the Berg will. Maybe 28hp is overkill and the real right number is 7hp. Works for Nathan.

The Berg is quite different from the 525 KTM of my BIL and both are different...
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2015, 11:51 AM
Replies: 16,236
Views: 910,238
Posted By SRG
Lookie yonder Kyns! That thar is a blue mosickle...

Lookie yonder Kyns! That thar is a blue mosickle that's gots powa, some real nice shocks and don't weigh as much as yall's pet pig. And it ain't orange, it's blue! What in tarnation's goin on?
Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 16,236
Views: 910,238
Posted By SRG
I'll bet that the accessory motors on a modern...

I'll bet that the accessory motors on a modern luxury car/truck have more than, just a guess, maybe 28hp?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-26-2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 5,162
Posted By SRG
We need a new thread for this. If it gets started...

We need a new thread for this. If it gets started I'll play along till it gets old and ugly.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-26-2015, 10:06 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 5,162
Posted By SRG
WR said "Come on, try to find an example where...

WR said "Come on, try to find an example where non-SI units are superior, I'm listening."
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-26-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 5,162
Posted By SRG
ly and c are units of measurement and not metric...

ly and c are units of measurement and not metric or SI, yet are still used when appropriate.

Someone said here that such a thing does not exist.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-26-2015, 06:36 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 5,162
Posted By SRG
Trip - A light year is a specific distance unit....

Trip - A light year is a specific distance unit. The speed of light is, strangely enough, a specific speed unit. Best not to mix them up.

1ly = 9.460731e+15m. Which is simpler?

1c =...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-26-2015, 06:18 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 5,162
Posted By SRG
Traditional measure of performance - 24 Hours of...

Traditional measure of performance - 24 Hours of LeMans - Winner covers most distance in that time.

In new math we should make that who maintains highest average g force in a 10 desihour earth...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-25-2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 5,162
Posted By SRG
Screw up you light years to SI cipher and we're...

Screw up you light years to SI cipher and we're gonna have an intergalactic starship wreck.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-25-2015, 11:57 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 5,162
Posted By SRG
Umm, calenders and clocks. I guess they are hard...

Umm, calenders and clocks. I guess they are hard to understand, being non metric and all.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-24-2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 7,830
Views: 454,770
Posted By SRG
A mirror, like every other road vehicle has,...

A mirror, like every other road vehicle has, would help.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-24-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 5,162
Posted By SRG
So we should do away with standard 0 to 60mph, 0...

So we should do away with standard 0 to 60mph, 0 to 100kph, standing 1/4 mile and standing km stats to suit the new math? If you are gonna measure deceleration by g's why not acceleration too? Except...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-23-2015, 05:02 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 5,162
Posted By SRG
I've been reading performance stats pages for...

I've been reading performance stats pages for cars and bikes for a long time. Mostly American mags, some British. The braking performance has always been measured in stopping distance (feet) from a...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-23-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 196
Posted By SRG
Well said by aaronic. I haven't me him but agree...

Well said by aaronic. I haven't me him but agree w/ all that.

Don't overlook the city proper, there are allot of nice neighborhoods. Some are not so pricey. No, you probably can't ride around in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-19-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 7,830
Views: 454,770
Posted By SRG
Keep stopping where the custom is not to to so,...

Keep stopping where the custom is not to to so, make sure to put a foot down too. You are much safer this way, trust me.
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2015, 06:55 PM
Replies: 16,236
Views: 910,238
Posted By SRG
On the planet Kyns, captive of it's dwarf sun...

On the planet Kyns, captive of it's dwarf sun Wrr, the best dirt bikes have extra mass. Higher power, lighter bikes simply fling themselves off into a blue vortex never too be seen again.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-18-2015, 06:00 PM
Replies: 7,830
Views: 454,770
Posted By SRG
I like to live on the edge (so long as it's as...

I like to live on the edge (so long as it's as easy as a feet up pause).
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-18-2015, 07:23 AM
Replies: 7,830
Views: 454,770
Posted By SRG
Some cops might (incorrectly) want you to do a...

Some cops might (incorrectly) want you to do a chinese fire drill at every stop sign, but the sign still only says stop. I'll keep practicing track stands, others can work on the gymnastics.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-18-2015, 06:33 AM
Replies: 7,830
Views: 454,770
Posted By SRG
Enough w/ the foot down to stop BS. Lots of...

Enough w/ the foot down to stop BS. Lots of riders are quite capable of stopping w/ their feet up. Hell even I can do it.

Had my first encounter of the season w/ the serious cycle group that...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-17-2015, 07:18 AM
Replies: 7,830
Views: 454,770
Posted By SRG
I love the scale on the "3 feet" sign. Somehow 3...

I love the scale on the "3 feet" sign. Somehow 3 feet is wider than the car and bike put together.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-13-2015, 06:05 AM
Replies: 7,830
Views: 454,770
Posted By SRG
Or it could be reasons 1,2,3 & 4 why you don't...

Or it could be reasons 1,2,3 & 4 why you don't stop in the middle of the road.

Nice riding/driving there too.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-11-2015, 06:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 269
Posted By SRG
Charlottesville close enough? PM sent.

Charlottesville close enough?

PM sent.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-10-2015, 07:38 PM
Replies: 37,319
Views: 9,791,834
Posted By SRG
At a riding lawn mower speed the guard rail...

At a riding lawn mower speed the guard rail worked OK for him, although it's a wonder how he didn't hurt his leg on that side. At a normal motorcycle speed I don't think anyone would be happy w/ the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-08-2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 6,585
Views: 996,885
Posted By SRG
Yesterdays snowride was something of a bust. The...

Yesterdays snowride was something of a bust. The temps had warmed up to the mid 40's which made the snow soft and wet. I had ice pack the (low) front fender of the Beta, stopping the wheel from...
Forum: Thumpers 03-07-2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,596
Posted By SRG
Great pic Sean. How was the landing? I'd never...

Great pic Sean. How was the landing? I'd never try that on my CT, even w/ improved suspension it will bottom out hitting a bad pothole wrong.
Forum: Thumpers 03-07-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 6,585
Views: 996,885
Posted By SRG
Regular dirt bikes don't work that great in snow....

Regular dirt bikes don't work that great in snow. They are just too heavy. A trails bike - esp. a 4 stroke - work much better. The snow still can't be but so deep and it helps if it's somewhat tacky,...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-06-2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 531
Posted By SRG
Right - forgot the mirror. As I said before,...

Right - forgot the mirror.

As I said before, I just insisted to the DMV clerk that the bike qualified for street legal status and the fact that the previous owner had not used it that way (and...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-06-2015, 07:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 531
Posted By SRG
Yes, if the VIN identifies the bike as "off road...

Yes, if the VIN identifies the bike as "off road only" then you have no chance.
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2015, 07:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,596
Posted By SRG
KYNS is afraid of being laughed at for riding a...

KYNS is afraid of being laughed at for riding a small bike? That's not the guy I know from the WRR regret thread. Besides, the original and still the king of mini ADV bikes is the mighty Honda...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-06-2015, 07:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 531
Posted By SRG
A few years ago I bought a 450 EXC that had no...

A few years ago I bought a 450 EXC that had no title and had never been registered for street use. I went to the local DMV office and at first got flack. I insisted that the bike was allowed to be...
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 16,236
Views: 910,238
Posted By SRG
We don't need no stinkin limey sissy David...

We don't need no stinkin limey sissy David Knight, We got the mighty (or was that Mitty?) Flame of Finland - KYNS!
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2015, 07:12 AM
Replies: 16,236
Views: 910,238
Posted By SRG
How many tried? Just like Erzberg apparently,...

How many tried? Just like Erzberg apparently, none.

Wonder why that was?
Forum: Thumpers 03-01-2015, 12:54 PM
Replies: 16,236
Views: 910,238
Posted By SRG
Here are the results for the '14 Erzberg races...

Here are the results for the '14 Erzberg races for anyone who wants to search for their favorite.

http://www.erzbergrodeo.at/en/riders_info/results

Where is Waldo (AKA WRR)?
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2015, 06:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 416
Posted By SRG
I just saw the pics/ad. It's probably worth what...

I just saw the pics/ad. It's probably worth what he's asking if it's in really good shape. Not a bike for the casual owner. Would be great for a passionate, knowledgeable KTM Dakar enthusiast.
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2015, 06:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 416
Posted By SRG
It is an LC4, but a race version. If anything, it...

It is an LC4, but a race version. If anything, it will likely vibrate more than the standard one. They vibes vary some between bikes, as do riders tolerance for them, so the only way to be sure is to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-25-2015, 01:09 PM
Replies: 7,830
Views: 454,770
Posted By SRG
http://www.carscoops.com/2014/08/watch-motorcyclis...

http://www.carscoops.com/2014/08/watch-motorcyclist-narrowly-avoid-crash.html

Why take one lane when you can have them both?

No mirror, no superhuman hearing, no spidey sense.
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 16,236
Views: 910,238
Posted By SRG
The flattrack photo is our man Kyns comming up to...

The flattrack photo is our man Kyns comming up to lap Bubba Shobert and Scott Parker in the '88 Springfield mile. Didn't you know WRR's are time machines too? Walter Mitty's got nothing on our guy.
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