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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 07:19 AM
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Posted By doug s.
once in a while; how about you? doug s.

once in a while; how about you?

doug s.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 07:14 AM
Replies: 27,611
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Posted By doug s.
dude, you have a bad case of pot-kettle-black...

dude, you have a bad case of pot-kettle-black syndrome. :1drink

doug s.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 06:30 AM
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Posted By doug s.
i don't get it. nothing was said about killboy's...

i don't get it. nothing was said about killboy's wife, (including the last post by Squidbrah (http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=23927233&postcount=113) in the thread earned him a free trip...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-12-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 27,611
Views: 6,573,750
Posted By doug s.
sure, it's easy making it thru the turn w/o...

sure, it's easy making it thru the turn w/o hitting the center-line when you're going <15mph... :1drink

doug s.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-10-2014, 06:38 AM
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Views: 6,573,750
Posted By doug s.
no, actually, it is not a hyandai, it is a...

no, actually, it is not a hyandai, it is a hyundai.

and, why all the hate? while i don't own a hyundai, they're no worse, imo, than any other cars, and better than some. and the fact is i am...
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2013, 11:14 PM
Replies: 1,186
Views: 124,492
Posted By doug s.
that's a fair point, and i understand it totally....

that's a fair point, and i understand it totally. however, i have read in many ride reports of folks having breakdowns on other bikes, unrelated to a 3rd gear failure, where they hole up for a few...
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2013, 05:37 PM
Replies: 1,186
Views: 124,492
Posted By doug s.
there's no question that the nova racing 3rd gear...

there's no question that the nova racing 3rd gear set is far superior to stock. but at what price? better to find a spare complete motor and put it on the shelf, if worried about the 3rd gear...
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2013, 03:26 PM
Replies: 1,186
Views: 124,492
Posted By doug s.
people think you take it too far w/the 3rd gear...

people think you take it too far w/the 3rd gear thing? really? :lol3

i am all in for a complete new gear set for the dr650 w/wider ratios, for $700! :freaky

i love my dr! (upgraded w/320mm...
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2013, 01:09 PM
Replies: 1,186
Views: 124,492
Posted By doug s.
i think it's rare. somewhere around 0.1%...

i think it's rare. somewhere around 0.1% occurrence is rare, imo. you are more than welcome to disagree.

i also agree that a wider gear set would be nice. which is what i just posted - if...
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2013, 11:41 AM
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Posted By doug s.
telling someone to get rid of their suzuki if...

telling someone to get rid of their suzuki if they think it's a pos is not defending them. and it's nowhere near as strange or dysfunctional than continuously ragging on suzuki, and complaining...
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2013, 11:17 AM
Replies: 1,186
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Posted By doug s.
if someone offered a complete new gearset for the...

if someone offered a complete new gearset for the dr650, and it cost ~$700, i'd certainly be interested. but not for the 3rd gear blow-up problem. i'd want something w/a 6th gear, for more relaxed...
Forum: Thumpers 08-13-2013, 05:29 AM
Replies: 1,186
Views: 124,492
Posted By doug s.
i understand that, but if the fork fails, it...

i understand that, but if the fork fails, it seems the overwhelming majority of the time, it's 3rd gear that it will take out, simply due to its proximity. and there have been rare(er) instances of...
Forum: Thumpers 08-13-2013, 05:00 AM
Replies: 1,186
Views: 124,492
Posted By doug s.
maybe this is a chicken-egg issue? what's the...

maybe this is a chicken-egg issue? what's the possibility that the shifter forks are failing and destroying the gears? the proximity of the fork to 3rd gear would mean that 3rd gear would be the...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-29-2013, 02:57 PM
Replies: 7,126
Views: 6,314,315
Posted By doug s.
don't worry, be happy! think of the nice farkles...

don't worry, be happy! think of the nice farkles you can buy for your klr when you sell the ring. :D

doug s.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-29-2013, 09:58 AM
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Views: 6,314,315
Posted By doug s.
now that i think about it a while, maybe she was...

now that i think about it a while, maybe she was pissed that you did not bring home a dr650? :lol3

doug s.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-29-2013, 07:49 AM
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Views: 6,314,315
Posted By doug s.
count your blessings - it is a lot cheaper to get...

count your blessings - it is a lot cheaper to get out now than later! :1drink and life is far too long to live miserably, not doing what you want... :freaky

doug s.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-28-2013, 04:37 PM
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Views: 6,314,315
Posted By doug s.
thanks, she's too kind! :lol3 but, actually i...

thanks, she's too kind! :lol3 but, actually i don't think i am half-bad, if it must be known. i guess if i stay off the buellie & the dr650, i will get even better! :1drink

doug s.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-28-2013, 02:45 PM
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Views: 6,314,315
Posted By doug s.
what does she think of men who ride ducati...

what does she think of men who ride ducati monsters? :freaky

doug s.,
'78 duc darmah,
'95 buell s2,
'00 suzuki dr650 motard
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-17-2013, 03:13 PM
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Views: 6,314,315
Posted By doug s.
looks like it says dainese on 'em... doug s.

looks like it says dainese on 'em...

doug s.
Forum: Thumpers 06-04-2013, 01:00 PM
Replies: 1,186
Views: 124,492
Posted By doug s.
if the 3rd gears are industrial strength, they...

if the 3rd gears are industrial strength, they could then stress the other transmission bits, but enough to make them fail? no one really knows.

doug s.
Forum: Thumpers 06-04-2013, 12:58 PM
Replies: 1,186
Views: 124,492
Posted By doug s.
for us over here, the 3rd gearset is in the same...

for us over here, the 3rd gearset is in the same range as the cost of a used engine. and then you have to install it...

doug s.
Forum: Thumpers 06-04-2013, 11:21 AM
Replies: 1,186
Views: 124,492
Posted By doug s.
hard to argue that point, but i'd take my chances...

hard to argue that point, but i'd take my chances anyway.


i was one of those guys. it's possible that a strengthened 3rd gear would simply transfer the stress somewhere else. i'd be reluctant...
Forum: Thumpers 06-04-2013, 04:35 AM
Replies: 1,186
Views: 124,492
Posted By doug s.
it would be cheaper to buy a used engine and...

it would be cheaper to buy a used engine and store it in the basement in case you might need it... :1drink

doug s.
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2013, 09:41 AM
Replies: 1,186
Views: 124,492
Posted By doug s.
i don't think anyone hates you for your...

i don't think anyone hates you for your insistence. it's yust that it's tiresome... and, i think you are mistaken regarding the prevalence - i would say it's extremely rare. in today's digital...
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2013, 04:07 AM
Replies: 1,186
Views: 124,492
Posted By doug s.
there, fixed. yup, says a lot about me, for...

there, fixed. yup, says a lot about me, for sure... :1drink


practice what you preach. sell the fooker or stfu. :evil

meanwhile, i will still enjoy your suffering, as long as you make...
Forum: Thumpers 05-28-2013, 04:49 AM
Replies: 1,186
Views: 124,492
Posted By doug s.
maybe it is time you sell that pos dr650 of...

maybe it is time you sell that pos dr650 of yours. if not, stop freaking whining already; jeez. everyone here knows how you feel about this. :dhorse

imo, the dr650 is no worse than any other...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-16-2013, 01:21 PM
Replies: 14,250
Views: 7,712,503
Posted By doug s.
kiss my ass, night flight. :lol3 ...

kiss my ass, night flight. :lol3
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_9zRxhUlQ8rQ/TI0VNpE3cjI/AAAAAAAAA5U/5Kfsa0sXiGU/s1600/triumph-pin-up-chicas-y-motos+si.jpg

doug s.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-16-2013, 01:19 PM
Replies: 14,250
Views: 7,712,503
Posted By doug s.
seems exactly the same to me, w/your mindless...

seems exactly the same to me, w/your mindless posts...

http://steazemagazine.com/wp-content/gallery/world-naked-bike-ride/hot-girls-on-bikes.jpg


doug s.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-13-2013, 06:39 PM
Replies: 14,250
Views: 7,712,503
Posted By doug s.
are there motorcycles in any of pics? :1drink ...

are there motorcycles in any of pics? :1drink

doug s.
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2013, 06:32 PM
Replies: 91,659
Views: 17,069,582
Posted By doug s.
clogged vent? put it to "on" and see if it runs...

clogged vent? put it to "on" and see if it runs w/the gas cap off...

doug s.
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2013, 10:24 AM
Replies: 91,659
Views: 17,069,582
Posted By doug s.
isn't it possible for it to measure wherever it's...

isn't it possible for it to measure wherever it's connected? connect it to an oil temp sensor, and it will measure oil temps? or connect it to an oil fitting?

doug s.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-13-2013, 08:17 AM
Replies: 27,611
Views: 6,573,750
Posted By doug s.
yup, ya know it's bad, when you're holding up...

yup, ya know it's bad, when you're holding up pick up truck, mini-wan, suv's & econo-boxes! :lol3

obligatory disaster:...
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2013, 08:14 PM
Replies: 91,659
Views: 17,069,582
Posted By doug s.
welcome! buying used is a great idea, imo - then...

welcome! buying used is a great idea, imo - then you have extra $$$ for making it yours! :D

my bike has a keihin fcr39, hi-flow midpipe and header, w/tsukigi gsxr1000 exhaust, and it kicks ass...
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2013, 08:08 PM
Replies: 91,659
Views: 17,069,582
Posted By doug s.
i'm only 155 and i couldn't do more than 20...

i'm only 155 and i couldn't do more than 20 minutes on the stock seat. :lol3 corbin, seat concepts, sargent are likely upgrade suspects. at 300lbs i would also be looking at fork spring and rear...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-12-2013, 05:55 AM
Replies: 27,611
Views: 6,573,750
Posted By doug s.
and what the fuck, may i ask, are you doing? ...

and what the fuck, may i ask, are you doing? :1drink

obligatory dragon foto - the guy shoulda gone to riding school, no? :lol3
http://fuelfed.files.wordpress.com/2010/10/dragon-wreck.jpg

doug...
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2013, 05:43 AM
Replies: 91,659
Views: 17,069,582
Posted By doug s.
yes, 6.67% lower rpms at equal mileage. or, for...

yes, 6.67% lower rpms at equal mileage. or, for example, you will be going ~64.3mph instead of 60 at the same rpms...

doug
Forum: Ride reports 03-11-2013, 07:10 PM
Replies: 1,943
Views: 589,692
Posted By doug s.
awesome! as soon as i saw that pic, i thought of...

awesome! as soon as i saw that pic, i thought of the bombay bistro, a quite decent indian restaurant in rockville, md that serves thali's - both meat and wegetarian. it's not all you can eat, but...
Forum: Thumpers 03-11-2013, 06:50 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,850
Posted By doug s.
be sure you get the right rotor - when i swapped...

be sure you get the right rotor - when i swapped the rm front end on my bike, i used the rm's hub/axle assembly and laced the wheel to it. so i needed to get a rotor that fit the rm wheel. stock...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-11-2013, 06:33 PM
Replies: 27,611
Views: 6,573,750
Posted By doug s.
i hope they're of folks on the wrong side of the...

i hope they're of folks on the wrong side of the double-yellow.... :1drink

doug s.
Forum: Thumpers 03-11-2013, 05:10 AM
Replies: 91,659
Views: 17,069,582
Posted By doug s.
if i correctly understand what derek is saying,...

if i correctly understand what derek is saying, it's that, if you shim a stock needle, you change the spring tension, which lowers the slide. if you get an adjustable needle and raise it w/o...
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