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Forum: Thumpers 12-12-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 2,986
Views: 452,724
Posted By big_sur
Or just fill out the questionnaire honestly... ...

Or just fill out the questionnaire honestly...
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Forum: Thumpers 12-12-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 2,986
Views: 452,724
Posted By big_sur
Get preload right first or everything else will...

Get preload right first or everything else will be in vain. Preload\sag is like 80% of getting your suspension right. You should be able to pick up a spanner at your local moto store\ktm dealer and...
Forum: Road warriors 12-09-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 1,703
Views: 183,719
Posted By big_sur
As an aside, might want to check your plate\put...

As an aside, might want to check your plate\put some vibration dampening on it if you have the KTM PP tail tidy or another metal one. I noticed today that my plate is cracked around the bolt on one...
Forum: Road warriors 12-09-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 1,703
Views: 183,719
Posted By big_sur
Exchange rates brah; the australian dollar is...

Exchange rates brah; the australian dollar is suckin it up against the euro.
Forum: Ride reports 12-09-2014, 12:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,054
Posted By big_sur
Alright, so it's gotten cold and I started...

Alright, so it's gotten cold and I started mapping. First draft of the route is 5,898 miles with about 21 days of riding, which gives me 9 days or so of exploring\relaxing. I feel like that's a...
Forum: Road warriors 12-08-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 1,703
Views: 183,719
Posted By big_sur
It's a little rough over 85 or so, but otherwise,...

It's a little rough over 85 or so, but otherwise, I found it to be pretty comfy on a quick 3 day, 1,400 mile trip. See sig for details.
Forum: Road warriors 12-06-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 1,703
Views: 183,719
Posted By big_sur
Just hit 6,000 miles yesterday, no problems yet :D

Just hit 6,000 miles yesterday, no problems yet :D
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 12-06-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 268
Posted By big_sur
Get some lights and do night rides...july is...

Get some lights and do night rides...july is unbearably hot. The rock heats up so you're getting cooked from below and above.

Other than that, this -...
Forum: Road warriors 12-05-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 886
Posted By big_sur
You do know that bikes like these weigh 400+lbs...

You do know that bikes like these weigh 400+lbs and have very little similarity to anything you'd ever want to get on a kart track with, right?

My 950SM made for a great bike for touring,...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 12-04-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,582
Posted By big_sur
I've left them for the trash guy in Denver city...

I've left them for the trash guy in Denver city just sitting next to the cans and they took them, though that has just been one tire at a time.
Forum: Road warriors 12-04-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 1,703
Views: 183,719
Posted By big_sur
I imagine it has to do with safety. Mine is still...

I imagine it has to do with safety. Mine is still tight, but I can't imagine anyone actually being able to feel 2-3mm play while riding and there haven't been any failures I've heard of so I kind of...
Forum: Road warriors 12-04-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 1,703
Views: 183,719
Posted By big_sur
Mind posting how much you sold it for? I'd be...

Mind posting how much you sold it for? I'd be curious to know how the used market is shaping up.
Forum: Road warriors 12-04-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,313
Posted By big_sur
I find this hard to believe. My 1290 pulls my...

I find this hard to believe. My 1290 pulls my friends RC8 many bike lengths in most situations below 130 mph. Maybe gearing here?
Forum: Road warriors 12-03-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,313
Posted By big_sur
It gets kind of silly at a point though because...

It gets kind of silly at a point though because it's like, well if you want something fast for the track, just get the super duke or RC16. The last SMR was already too big for a kart track, this one...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 12-03-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 650
Posted By big_sur
you might try this - http://www.wdsma.com/

you might try this - http://www.wdsma.com/
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 12-02-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 15,489
Views: 2,376,000
Posted By big_sur
Fully loaded '09 JKUR for sale - 35k miles ...

Fully loaded '09 JKUR for sale - 35k miles
http://images.craigslist.org/00101_duqWcqNQgeC_600x450.jpg

More info here; feel free to pm me with ?'s :...
Forum: Thumpers 12-01-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 2,986
Views: 452,724
Posted By big_sur
Yeah, it's probably my favorite place that I've...

Yeah, it's probably my favorite place that I've ridden so far. Having all that traction lets you do some trial-sy things that my skill level doesn't normally allow.
Forum: Equipment 12-01-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,298
Posted By big_sur
I've crashed in some cordura pants and they held...

I've crashed in some cordura pants and they held up really well, even on rough double shot treated road.

I think less important than the fabric is the intended use. Sure, carhartts are tough, but...
Forum: Equipment 12-01-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 22,342
Posted By big_sur
Thanks, that's helpful :beer

Thanks, that's helpful :beer
Forum: Equipment 11-30-2014, 11:01 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 22,342
Posted By big_sur
So I'm starting to think about tires for a cross...

So I'm starting to think about tires for a cross country trip next year and I've basically got it down to running Q3's and making a pit stop to change tires or possibly getting a set of PR4's.
...
Forum: Road warriors 11-30-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,084
Posted By big_sur
I had a 950SM for a while and it was a great all...

I had a 950SM for a while and it was a great all around motorcycle. Track days, touring, commuting, you name it. I imagine the 990 would be even better. Get the preload set up right and they have...
Forum: Thumpers 11-30-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 2,986
Views: 452,724
Posted By big_sur
Went to Moab for Thanksgiving. Love the light...

Went to Moab for Thanksgiving. Love the light weight for the more technical stuff. I also got to try out the new Squadron XL headlight; that thing is amazing at night.

Day One - Hell's...
Forum: Thumpers 11-27-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 2,986
Views: 452,724
Posted By big_sur
Altitude definitely causes power loss, but I...

Altitude definitely causes power loss, but I spend a lot of time between 8-12k, up to 14k, and have never had issues with it. FI ftw
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 11-26-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,583
Posted By big_sur
In cities, sure, but in a lot of places there's...

In cities, sure, but in a lot of places there's only one competitive option, typically cable, because they lucked into having an infrastructure that is more compatible with higher speeds. Sure, there...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 11-26-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,583
Posted By big_sur
Comcast is pretty much just as bad. They charged...

Comcast is pretty much just as bad. They charged me to lease a modem that I own for a year and wouldn't refund my money. Unfortunately, most of these utilities realize they have more or less monopoly...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 11-25-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,583
Posted By big_sur
CL could only do 5mbps out here so we had to go...

CL could only do 5mbps out here so we had to go with comcast. 55/mo for comcast 50mbps and we either go with air tv for local stuff or stream with chromecast\fire tv for real content.

As an side,...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 11-20-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 819
Posted By big_sur
So we got it back yesterday with a steering...

So we got it back yesterday with a steering damper twice the size of the original and no more death wobble. The service guy was super adamant about every jeep "needing" a steering damper, which who...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 11-19-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 819
Posted By big_sur
The wobble is pretty violent, starts at ~65mph...

The wobble is pretty violent, starts at ~65mph and doesn't stop until near stopped. Just started happening when we got it back from the dealer for another issue. It's a 3.8l so it's not powering...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 11-19-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 819
Posted By big_sur
Completely stock rubicon with 33k on it. Has been...

Completely stock rubicon with 33k on it. Has been off-road a good deal and the stock stabilizer is leaking, but I imagine that's probably a symptom and not the actual cause.

I found a pretty good...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 11-19-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 819
Posted By big_sur
Good Jeep Shop

We've got a JKU and are having a time with the dealer trying to fix death wobble. Can anyone recommend a good Jeep shop, preferably around Golden, that's not going to tell me to slap a steering...
Forum: Thumpers 11-18-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 2,986
Views: 452,724
Posted By big_sur
Holy sh*t that's an expensive tire. I think I'd...

Holy sh*t that's an expensive tire. I think I'd rather just rent a snowmobile and be able to go wherever.
...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 11-18-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,679
Posted By big_sur
Book keepers are a relic of days past and a waste...

Book keepers are a relic of days past and a waste of money IMO. Get freshbooks or something similar and just do it yourself. When I buy things, I take a pic of the receipt with my phone, categorize...
Forum: Thumpers 11-18-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 2,986
Views: 452,724
Posted By big_sur
I'll probably need a real sled at some point, but...

I'll probably need a real sled at some point, but for now it's ski season, with the occasional trip to Moab :)
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 11-16-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,108
Posted By big_sur
Driveway is gravel

Driveway is gravel
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 11-16-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,108
Posted By big_sur
Clearing vs Packing Driveway

So we just moved up to the foothills around 7,300 ft and on the west side of a mountain. The driveway isn't very long or particularly steep and we have two fairly capable vehicles: a Jeep Rubicon...
Forum: Road warriors 11-13-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 337
Views: 75,716
Posted By big_sur
Starting Jan 1, 2016, all motos over 125cc sold...

Starting Jan 1, 2016, all motos over 125cc sold in europe will be required to have ABS, therefore we'll all be getting it on every bike soon.
Forum: Thumpers 11-12-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 2,986
Views: 452,724
Posted By big_sur
'15 all day

'15 all day
Forum: Road warriors 11-12-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 26,499
Posted By big_sur
I think it will cannibalize some sales, but...

I think it will cannibalize some sales, but there's also the folks who understand that they will not be going off-road and choose a multistrada for the fun factor on road. I think this allows bmw to...
Forum: Thumpers 11-12-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 2,986
Views: 452,724
Posted By big_sur
touchι

touchι
Forum: Thumpers 11-12-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 2,986
Views: 452,724
Posted By big_sur
Which one do you take to track days? :evil

Which one do you take to track days? :evil
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