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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 03:13 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,117
Posted By blk-betty
God forbid if you or a family member ever make a...

God forbid if you or a family member ever make a fatal mistake.

Personally I wouldn't want to live in your world.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 12:37 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,117
Posted By blk-betty
I'm not Ok with it but I'm a realist and...

I'm not Ok with it but I'm a realist and understand that people (myself included) occasionally make mistakes. Luckily for me and most of us, those mistakes haven't resulted in loss of life or...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 12:15 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,117
Posted By blk-betty
Sorry from your statement........"Is there...

Sorry from your statement........"Is there anything in affect pertaining to a driver of a motor vehicle being criminally charged for making a left hand turn in front of a motorcyclist?"........I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 09:03 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,117
Posted By blk-betty
There are far far more auto vs. auto collisions...

There are far far more auto vs. auto collisions and a lot of those involve left hand turns.

For the OP....If they cannot see a car, how do you expect them to see to motorcycle?

We as bike...
Forum: Road warriors 01-28-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 586
Posted By blk-betty
Another vote for Harley Tech Talk, especially if...

Another vote for Harley Tech Talk, especially if interested in performance upgrades.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-28-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 1,175
Views: 65,899
Posted By blk-betty
We talked a few months before he took the MSF...

We talked a few months before he took the MSF course and he told me he really wanted a Sportster. I was quite surprised given his interest in perfomance gas and professionally trained as a ME. In...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-28-2015, 06:52 AM
Replies: 1,175
Views: 65,899
Posted By blk-betty
He took the MSF course about 2 weeks ago and...

He took the MSF course about 2 weeks ago and passed the full DMV license endorsement with the riding test, so in that light he knows how to ride it as well as anyone else with no prior experience who...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-27-2015, 08:51 PM
Replies: 1,175
Views: 65,899
Posted By blk-betty
An acquaintance of mine stopped by the Harley...

An acquaintance of mine stopped by the Harley Davidson shop today, rode out on a 2010 Sportster, his first motorcycle ever.

He is the sterotypical HD guy.......a 24 year old Asian with a masters...
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2015, 06:39 PM
Replies: 20,674
Views: 2,431,681
Posted By blk-betty
Think I'll place an order soon!

Think I'll place an order soon!
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2015, 06:39 PM
Replies: 20,674
Views: 2,431,681
Posted By blk-betty
Thumb Great thanks

Great thanks
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2015, 05:45 PM
Replies: 20,674
Views: 2,431,681
Posted By blk-betty
Rear Brake Lever

Have a '14 690 and want to replace the rear brake lever before doing any extended trips. What are my options for an upgrade besides the Rally Raid Billet piece....spending $250 for a lever seems...
Forum: Road warriors 01-25-2015, 07:59 AM
Replies: 5,027
Views: 978,573
Posted By blk-betty
My choice of the 3 would be the Dyna. ...

My choice of the 3 would be the Dyna.

Yes it's heavier but the weight is carried lower and it feels just as light (or heavy) as the Sportster and maybe even less heavy. Biggest advantage is...
Forum: Road warriors 01-20-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 662
Posted By blk-betty
Agree. Howard will build to your spec and his...

Agree. Howard will build to your spec and his price beats most others.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-15-2015, 09:27 PM
Replies: 1,175
Views: 65,899
Posted By blk-betty
Well you may not have known it, and if accurate...

Well you may not have known it, and if accurate what was said about a "real bike" was uncalled for, but no OEM HD has used a chain in over 15 years so there is no need for a stand alone HD dealership...
Forum: Road warriors 01-11-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,845
Posted By blk-betty
The 48 can easily be equipped with longer/better...

The 48 can easily be equipped with longer/better shocks and improved brakes and forks, not to mention seats, handlebars, and foot controls.

Can't do much about the weight of the R3.

Urban...
Forum: Thumpers 01-09-2015, 04:18 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,901
Posted By blk-betty
Why not keep the Softail and pick up a used DRZ? ...

Why not keep the Softail and pick up a used DRZ?

I now have a KTM 690 after a DR650 in addition to a Road Glide and love the difference these bikes provide over the HD but sometims I just prefer...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-06-2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 1,175
Views: 65,899
Posted By blk-betty
Yep difference being that all Big Twin/Twin Cams...

Yep difference being that all Big Twin/Twin Cams use the same engine for given years so not necessary to add the cc or ci numbers to the nomenclature.

Those unfamiliar with HD get all confused...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-30-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 1,175
Views: 65,899
Posted By blk-betty
That's because of the iOS platform. Sort of like...

That's because of the iOS platform. Sort of like what HD does, all the Sportsters share the same engine and transmission, all the Twin-Cams share the engine and transmisson. Parts are interchagable...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-30-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 1,175
Views: 65,899
Posted By blk-betty
I may be a HD fanboy, definately not a sport bike...

I may be a HD fanboy, definately not a sport bike rider, and I owned an XR1200 for about 2 years. It was an '09, I bought it with around 5500 miles and I was the second owner. I sold it with just...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-30-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 1,175
Views: 65,899
Posted By blk-betty
After years of reading on this site how...

After years of reading on this site how non-traditional HD riders continually "wish" HD would make a bike in their preferrd style, I'm of the belief that these non-traditional HD riders are envious...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-24-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 1,175
Views: 65,899
Posted By blk-betty
You're right, it did not apply to the XR. One...

You're right, it did not apply to the XR. One reason HD has some many accessories is that within the bike lines...sportsters, dynas, softails, touring....the bikes are all alike so a part for a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-20-2014, 10:39 PM
Replies: 1,175
Views: 65,899
Posted By blk-betty
And within that etc., are the HD and ADV riders...

And within that etc., are the HD and ADV riders like myself.....'12 Road Glide and '14 KTM 690 E/R.

I totally understand some of the negative HD attitudes and where and why they exist, stereotypes...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-20-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 1,175
Views: 65,899
Posted By blk-betty
So what's the explanation for all the ADV riders...

So what's the explanation for all the ADV riders who get butt hurt when the HD guy doesn't wave at them in passing.

When I joined this site several years ago that was a topic frequently discussed...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-20-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 1,175
Views: 65,899
Posted By blk-betty
Apparently those that continuously start threads...

Apparently those that continuously start threads asking why one buys a HD or predicting the demise of the MoCo.

Some aspiring psych student could do a nice sociological research project on why so...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-18-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 1,175
Views: 65,899
Posted By blk-betty
This is where the HD haters arguments tend to...

This is where the HD haters arguments tend to break down.

If one has only ever owned and ridden a HD than possibly they don't realize how other bikes feel and perform. But when guys have owned...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-17-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 1,175
Views: 65,899
Posted By blk-betty
Any data on what percentage of those non-HD bikes...

Any data on what percentage of those non-HD bikes under 650cc are road legal and not off road bikes or mopeds?

Sales figures being what they are, I believe the topic of discussion is about...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-17-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 1,175
Views: 65,899
Posted By blk-betty
In a word, the comfort. Here's my quick...

In a word, the comfort.

Here's my quick story....started riding dirt bikes at 7 up till 18. Then Honda 650 Nighthawk in college. Sold it because I was riding like a squid and knew if I didn't id...
Forum: Thumpers 12-08-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 22,655
Posted By blk-betty
Maybe my hands are more sensitive to vibes than...

Maybe my hands are more sensitive to vibes than others but I find the handlebar vibrations to be much more than on the DR650 to 690 replaced.

I installed the FastCo inserts this weekend and...
Forum: Thumpers 12-07-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,137
Posted By blk-betty
I have a 2014, my first KTM and I swapped the...

I have a 2014, my first KTM and I swapped the stock muffler for a relatively inexpensive FMF Q4 and I haven't noticed any problem with throttle response....so I personally don't see a big issue with...
Forum: Thumpers 12-04-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,106
Posted By blk-betty
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Thumpers 12-04-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,106
Posted By blk-betty
Any quick links to pics, videos or semi detailed...

Any quick links to pics, videos or semi detailed how to instructions for replacing stock taknk bolts with the Rally Raids.....is an impact driver necessary?

Have a 2014 and just received the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-03-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,564
Posted By blk-betty
Good question. I've never used either but...

Good question.

I've never used either but freely admit I use a cell phone while in the car and I find the hands free Bluetooth function to be more distracting than holding the phone up to my left...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-03-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 500
Views: 16,364
Posted By blk-betty
This was sort of my point, having never ridden a...

This was sort of my point, having never ridden a track, my skills be they correct or incorrect were honed riding dirt bikes very aggressively starting around 7 years old and continuing for 10+ years...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-02-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 500
Views: 16,364
Posted By blk-betty
I think some of us just naturally understand and...

I think some of us just naturally understand and have situational awareness and some of us don't. I know people who don't ride but when driving a car see nothing but what is directly in front of them...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-01-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 500
Views: 16,364
Posted By blk-betty
[/COLOR] Thanks for the honesty. The...

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Thanks for the honesty. The highlighted text holds a lot more water coming from a track coach and reinforces "my" opinion that although I think a track day would be super fun, without...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-01-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 500
Views: 16,364
Posted By blk-betty
What ultimately is the point of track days,...

What ultimately is the point of track days, advanced training or any training for that matter for street riding?

I'm not claiming those aren't important nor have value but if not racing, if not...
Forum: Thumpers 11-24-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 503
Posted By blk-betty
Sorry I don't have any answer to your question. ...

Sorry I don't have any answer to your question. I changed my oil and filters at 100 miles then again at 600. Both scrrens and filters looked about the same on my changes.

Hopefully someone...
Forum: Thumpers 11-21-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 42,501
Posted By blk-betty
That's exactly what I did, bought new from a...

That's exactly what I did, bought new from a dealer 30 minutes away from the one that was advertising...only problem is both were 5 hours from me but they are both the closest full-service KTM...
Forum: Thumpers 11-21-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 42,501
Posted By blk-betty
When I was looking in May this year, Cycle Trader...

When I was looking in May this year, Cycle Trader listed several new ones for sale. When I called one dealership that had 3 listings they didn't have any 690s in stock and couldn't tell me when they...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-15-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,669
Posted By blk-betty
Seems the question was asked before with similar...

Seems the question was asked before with similar comments.


http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=823731

Seriously, heed the advice given.
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