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Forum: The Garage 12-18-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,514
Posted By JustRon
I bought a pre-made kit from Blue Ridge Racing...

I bought a pre-made kit from Blue Ridge Racing and stuff it in a Kriega U-5 and have moved it from bike to bike, only changing a few things. It was put together by a guy who rides off-road, so the...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-18-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,033
Posted By JustRon
Manhattan is good for tourists... doing things...

Manhattan is good for tourists... doing things that guidebooks recommend. Not all of those things are horrible- just depends on what you like to do. Wiseblood's post with the bullet points is pretty...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-17-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,359
Posted By JustRon
Hah, first thread I ever started here! I've...

Hah, first thread I ever started here!

I've been riding since I started this thread and I'm on my 9th or 10th bike since then (only 2 currently). And, I got a truck to haul the lighter bikes....
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-15-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 24,336
Views: 1,674,574
Posted By JustRon
I imagine I'll get busted using my phone as a...

I imagine I'll get busted using my phone as a gps... it's mounted on my dash, but every now and then I have to hit a few buttons. I only do it at red lights, but the law doesn't allow for that, which...
Forum: Thumpers 12-15-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 358
Views: 24,561
Posted By JustRon
Based on the length of this thread, it seems that...

Based on the length of this thread, it seems that people are spending a lot of time/energy on the fueling issues. Maybe I got lucky, but my EJK makes my bike run [pretty much] perfectly. I changed...
Forum: Equipment 12-12-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 929
Posted By JustRon
Looks like a copy of the Rigid SR 6"... ...

Looks like a copy of the Rigid SR 6"...
http://www.rigidindustries.com/led-lighting/90622

I have a similar Rigid mounted below my headlight, and it works well. Mine is the Rigid SR2. I can't...
Forum: Vendors 12-12-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 1,760
Views: 241,434
Posted By JustRon
Has anyone tried one one of these in a Beta?

Has anyone tried one one of these in a Beta?
Forum: Thumpers 12-12-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 885
Views: 137,818
Posted By JustRon
^Partial answer to your question... you can tell...

^Partial answer to your question... you can tell if a Beta has a Beta engine (as opposed to RFS) if it's a 2010 version or newer (2009 was the last year for KTM engines). Another thing to note is...
Forum: Americas 12-12-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 407
Posted By JustRon
We hope to get 80 mph straight line with full...

We hope to get 80 mph straight line with full throttle.


Is that a typo?:lol3
Forum: Americas 12-12-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,349
Posted By JustRon
Another vote for merino wool baselayers......

Another vote for merino wool baselayers... regardless of the temp. Packs really small, cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Only downside is the cost- I buy the stuff on sale, or get the colors...
Forum: The Garage 12-11-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 954
Posted By JustRon
+1 I was using one of those a while ago, and...

+1

I was using one of those a while ago, and my bike felt like it was being strangled and was dying. Like an idiot, I took the gas cap off... BOOM! Along with the sound effects, gas came flying...
Forum: Thumpers 12-10-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 885
Views: 137,818
Posted By JustRon
Catfish knows best; hopefully he'll see this. ...

Catfish knows best; hopefully he'll see this.
Depending on how you define DS... if you consider a 500EXC a suitable DS, then the Beta is fine. If you are comparing to a KLR or DR, then probably not....
Forum: Americas 12-10-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,511
Posted By JustRon
Wrong. Thanks to this thread, I learned about Big...

Wrong. Thanks to this thread, I learned about Big Bend. Although I'm really looking for a TAT-type route along the gulf coast (which probably doesn't exist), I'm thinking BBNP might be a good...
Forum: Thumpers 12-09-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 513
Posted By JustRon
Are you buying one from Scott? He used to be my...

Are you buying one from Scott? He used to be my Beta dealer, but dropped them for AJP. Heh, I still like him, though.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-09-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 24,336
Views: 1,674,574
Posted By JustRon
Yes... 2 points and I think the fine is $110 (I...

Yes... 2 points and I think the fine is $110 (I care a lot more about points). I was doing about 3mph when I was nabbed.
Forum: Americas 12-09-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,511
Posted By JustRon
Well, I can't just "take off" because I have a...

Well, I can't just "take off" because I have a mortgage* and support at least one other person. Other than the mortgage, I have no debt, and my only extravagance is riding (bikes, parking, repairs,...
Forum: Americas 12-09-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,037
Posted By JustRon
I had a KE100... thought the stock seat was one...

I had a KE100... thought the stock seat was one of the most comfortable ones I've ever ridden! My seat was like-new when I bought it, though.
Good luck on the ride... that's pretty ambitious!
Forum: Thumpers 12-08-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 5,573
Views: 693,918
Posted By JustRon
Shifters, again...

I'm still looking for a shifter with a folding tip that doesn't stick out too far (away from the case). All the pics I see (and the two shifters I've bought) stick out an inch too far. I've bought...
Forum: Americas 12-08-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,188
Posted By JustRon
I think the course changes a bit over time, which...

I think the course changes a bit over time, which could make things really confusing.
Forum: Thumpers 12-08-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 885
Views: 137,818
Posted By JustRon
Aren't you supposed to run those tires with very...

Aren't you supposed to run those tires with very low psi? I run my "normal" tires between 8-12, depending on the terrain. I've never used an MT43, but I was thinking about 5psi would be right.
Forum: Thumpers 12-06-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,828
Posted By JustRon
It's touch-and-go as for plating bikes in NYC....

It's touch-and-go as for plating bikes in NYC. Really depends on what it says when the DMV rep runs the VIN (and who you get at the DMV). I've had a few "dirtbikes" with plates, but I always buy them...
Forum: Thumpers 12-06-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,828
Posted By JustRon
I think, a lot of it's popularity will depend on...

I think, a lot of it's popularity will depend on whether or not it can be tagged. I've read conflicting things on TT.
Without a tag, this bike is useless to me. But, with a tag (just to stay legal-...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-06-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,539
Posted By JustRon
+100 on all the fucking thieves deserve to die...

+100 on all the fucking thieves deserve to die type comments.

I'll keep an eye peeled in NYC... you don't often see rally bikes or parts around here.
Forum: Thumpers 12-05-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 885
Views: 137,818
Posted By JustRon
I have a Voyager on my 2010 520RR... I remember...

I have a Voyager on my 2010 520RR... I remember something about the speedo not working when I hooked everything up. I think I ended up using the stock speedo cable instead of the TT one, but I don't...
Forum: Equipment 12-05-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 950
Views: 118,392
Posted By JustRon
Yep... a few threads about it. Here's...

Yep... a few threads about it. Here's (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1024729) a recent one.

I have both.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-05-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,040
Posted By JustRon
I had to use my AMA towing again last weekend... ...

I had to use my AMA towing again last weekend...
my truck's starter died about 90 minutes from home. Knowing that they allow for 35 free miles, and not wanting to get towed to a garage in the area...
Forum: Americas 12-05-2014, 04:07 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,511
Posted By JustRon
I doubt I'll collect unemployment, mostly for...

I doubt I'll collect unemployment, mostly for karma reasons. I have no idea what the rules are.

As for getting anywhere, the obvious choice is to ride (as opposed to driving a bike in my truck)....
Forum: Americas 12-04-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,511
Posted By JustRon
Ehhh... moving will be tough. I own the apt (I...

Ehhh... moving will be tough. I own the apt (I mean, we own- I put my gf on the deed in lieu of getting married*). When I say "own", I mean I have a mortgage. Nothing crazy- my COLA is actually...
Forum: Americas 12-04-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,511
Posted By JustRon
Heh, no they aren't. (Not yet, anyway.) And, my...

Heh, no they aren't. (Not yet, anyway.) And, my co-workers either report to me, or do something completely different, so we really aren't looking at the same positions. The people that report to me...
Forum: Americas 12-04-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,511
Posted By JustRon
If this were later in the year, I would have...

If this were later in the year, I would have considered taking a month or so to ride. But, since it will be February, I'm thinking more like 2 weeks (including truck-drive time). So, it's not like...
Forum: Americas 12-04-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,511
Posted By JustRon
Laid off in Jan 2015... where to go in Feb?

Just got word that my company is being closed by the parent company (a big bank) and our last day will be Jan 30, 2015. If this were late Spring or Summer (or, even Fall), I'd have no problem with a...
Forum: Thumpers 12-04-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 5,573
Views: 693,918
Posted By JustRon
In all fairness to the crappy BMW components on...

In all fairness to the crappy BMW components on this bike, I'm pretty sure I would have bent a spoked wheel, too. I was cruising (low rpm's) in 3rd, so I figure between 30-40mph... rear kicked to the...
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 5,573
Views: 693,918
Posted By JustRon
You call that a bent rim? Heh, that's nothin'......

You call that a bent rim? Heh, that's nothin'... check this:

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-bv3O9BwCgeA/VGoh99cDW2I/AAAAAAAACOI/EN33fve61WY/s640/PB160028.JPG
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 5,573
Views: 693,918
Posted By JustRon
I tried a similar shifter- it was a Sunline. I...

I tried a similar shifter- it was a Sunline. I tried to bend it so that it didn't stick out so far, but I mangled it in the vice. My steel IMS shifter is practically destroyed from a couple spills in...
Forum: Americas 12-03-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,860
Posted By JustRon
I have done a big chunk of the NJTET and most of...

I have done a big chunk of the NJTET and most of the Blue Ridge Trail in VA (not exactly the TET, but close- some parts are shared). It will add a lot of time to the trip, but I bet it's a pretty...
Forum: Americas 12-03-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,860
Posted By JustRon
Curious about how you are getting from NYC to the...

Curious about how you are getting from NYC to the TAT on the 500. If you have a lot of time, you could try the TET. But, riding roughly 800 miles of pavement on the 500 seems like a rough way to...
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 5,573
Views: 693,918
Posted By JustRon
I have it, and like it. You are pretty much...

I have it, and like it. You are pretty much spot-on with the above comment.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-24-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 24,336
Views: 1,674,574
Posted By JustRon
Weird E-ZPass occourance

The tag in my truck has worked every single time. The tags on my various bikes work less than 50% of the time (4 different tags, roughly).

Coming home from the PB500, I was getting trailered...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-22-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 24,336
Views: 1,674,574
Posted By JustRon
I used to live right off Highway 1 in the late...

I used to live right off Highway 1 in the late '90's (before I moved to NYC)... I was near Half Moon Bay. The worst part of that area is the damn FOG. It was overcast/foggy so often, and really hard...
Forum: Equipment 11-21-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,837
Posted By JustRon
I'm probably one of the few who owns both of...

I'm probably one of the few who owns both of these. The following are my opinions (and, I'm typing this at a bar)...
The Karitmoto is higher quality. Mine works a little better than the No Pinch....
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