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Forum: Thumpers 08-31-2005, 04:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 11,839
Posted By flaterik
okay, ya'll are making me feel like there's...

okay, ya'll are making me feel like there's something wrong with my bike

i consistently go on reserve at ~200 miles, and put about 4.7 gallons in.

what's with all this going to 250 business?!...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-30-2005, 06:25 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,500
Posted By flaterik
if the tards ever do meet up here, i will HAVE to...

if the tards ever do meet up here, i will HAVE to come. . . since that's about a block and a half from my apt.

i'm an asocial bastard and keep disappearing from here, though. and on thursday I...
Forum: Face plant 08-16-2005, 03:39 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 18,717
Posted By flaterik
on sunday i went for a little ride up into the...

on sunday i went for a little ride up into the mountains north of LA, exploring dirt roads as i saw them.

went down the first one, thought "gee, some of this is awfully soft, I should take some...
Forum: Thumpers 07-05-2005, 04:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,320
Posted By flaterik
Damn those medics! Always running around using...

Damn those medics! Always running around using their anime special moves on bikes.

EMT BLAST!

http://images.google.com/images?q=tbn:J4dJh87E-bgJ:www.legeros.com/toys/gallery/figure-emt.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2005, 03:21 PM
Replies: 4,506
Views: 1,015,093
Posted By flaterik
No pictures, but some rambling! This...

No pictures, but some rambling!

This weekend I went camping with some friends. Since the spot was up some dirt roads, I convinced my girlfriend to drive up with a friend so I could ride and go...
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2005, 02:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,035
Posted By flaterik
That wouldn't help at steady throttle - it's the...

That wouldn't help at steady throttle - it's the idle mixture screw. It does help smooth things out at low RPMs, though.

As far as carb cleaning without taking the carb off, someone just posted...
Forum: Ride reports 06-23-2005, 02:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,807
Posted By flaterik
not all that crazy, but this morning in addition...

not all that crazy, but this morning in addition to my tank bag in front and the gym bag on my shoulder, I had a toaster oven strapped to the rear rack.

now it's hidden under my desk so i can...
Forum: Thumpers 06-21-2005, 08:15 PM
Replies: 4,506
Views: 1,015,093
Posted By flaterik
uh-oh, someone that might know who i am. . . i...

uh-oh, someone that might know who i am. . . i mean, check your PMs (in a minute when i've written one, anyway)
Forum: Thumpers 06-21-2005, 06:21 PM
Replies: 4,506
Views: 1,015,093
Posted By flaterik
hey celeriac, where is that that you rode? little...

hey celeriac, where is that that you rode? little tujunga i know, but how'd you get to the other part?

and how far from santa monica is it?

my bike has gotten way too clean again...
Forum: Equipment 06-15-2005, 01:58 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 16,719
Posted By flaterik
tarptent!

My girlfriend just got us a tarptent squall 2 (http://www.tarptent.com/squall2.html) for backpacking (in kauai!)

Havn't actually used (or received) it yet, but it's extremely well reviewed, not...
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2005, 12:33 AM
Replies: 614
Views: 251,171
Posted By flaterik
For someone being as dense as I was, the best...

For someone being as dense as I was, the best thing would've been an explicit "this means keep the bead unseated, and down in the middle of the wheel" at that point. I didn't realize until I re-read...
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2005, 10:35 PM
Replies: 614
Views: 251,171
Posted By flaterik
<i> Step 5: Pull the first side of the tire down...

<i> Step 5: Pull the first side of the tire down onto the rim, taking care as always to keep the bead in the dish of the rim.</i>

I totally misunderstood this line, and it gave me no end of...
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2005, 12:44 PM
Replies: 4,506
Views: 1,015,093
Posted By flaterik
happy 5k day to my A18!

my odometer crept past 5000 this morning :)

figured it was time for a mileageday present to the bike, and my tires have been looking balder and balder, so last night i ordered a set of IRC...
Forum: Thumpers 06-01-2005, 06:18 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,760
Posted By flaterik
it needs what now? i read dsn_klr...

it needs what now?

i read dsn_klr obsessively and i've never heard of such a problem.

unless you're talking about a particular KLR that has bad seals...
Forum: Equipment 04-26-2005, 11:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 858
Posted By flaterik
wow. i've lost 'em, but never had one leak. ...

wow. i've lost 'em, but never had one leak.

which means i have no advice, just sympathy, to offer.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-20-2005, 12:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 663
Posted By flaterik
sadly i've gotta join in on the 'can't make it's'...

sadly i've gotta join in on the 'can't make it's'

i appreciate the wednesday date since i asked for it, but my schedule managed to twist around and defeat my attendence anyway :cry

hopefully...
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2005, 06:05 PM
Replies: 4,506
Views: 1,015,093
Posted By flaterik
hey zumbler, see here:...

hey zumbler, see here: http://www.klr650.marknet.us/valves.html

it's not hard at all!
Forum: Equipment 04-17-2005, 10:17 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 12,863
Posted By flaterik
just for closure, today we found the icon...

just for closure, today we found the icon tuscedaro, which fit her really well.

.... damn, you bought her a dainese? they only had one model, but i was really glad she didn't like it after...
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2005, 06:31 PM
Replies: 4,506
Views: 1,015,093
Posted By flaterik
Laugh some KLR pics, and praise for the KLR from a GS...

some KLR pics, and praise for the KLR from a GS rider (:D ) here: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=75412
Forum: Ride reports 04-14-2005, 06:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 986
Posted By flaterik
hey, i finally noticed this thread! i'd been...

hey, i finally noticed this thread!

i'd been meaning to post something but being lazy about it.

as erin said, we went up to santa clarita divide last sunday. i'd been on some pretty minor...
Forum: Face plant 04-09-2005, 09:56 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 12,212
Posted By flaterik
well, lightsout.org won't resolve for me, so i...

well, lightsout.org won't resolve for me, so i can't comment on it.

but i'm still boggled by being bothered by lights during the day. i live in LA, where it's just about mandated by statute that...
Forum: Face plant 04-08-2005, 05:48 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 12,212
Posted By flaterik
slide, are you actually bothered by brights in...

slide, are you actually bothered by brights in daylight?

and if you are, is it anything more than self-righteous indignation? does it actually affect your ability to see AT ALL?

i really...
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2005, 02:56 PM
Replies: 4,506
Views: 1,015,093
Posted By flaterik
shit, my picture's boring. i'll have to...

shit, my picture's boring.

i'll have to remember the camera when i go do santa clarita divide on sunday.

at least there won't be a shadow next to me there :cry
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2005, 12:09 PM
Replies: 4,506
Views: 1,015,093
Posted By flaterik
picture? check.

http://www.stampy.org/albums/Rides/aae.sized.jpg
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-07-2005, 03:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 855
Posted By flaterik
cool.. let me know when you know.

cool.. let me know when you know.
Forum: Ride reports 04-07-2005, 02:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 437
Posted By flaterik
Thumb i saw it with my girlfriend last night. it was...

i saw it with my girlfriend last night. it was really fun!

not having ever following racing before, it was amusing to see the namesake behind the most popular KLR front suspension upgrade!
...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-07-2005, 01:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 855
Posted By flaterik
thanks for the info, mike! finding the...

thanks for the info, mike!

finding the divide was obvious enough on the maps for me, the part i was unsure of was where to go from there! did my " Nf-3n17 (right fork from divide) eventually runs...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-07-2005, 12:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 855
Posted By flaterik
hava: sure, throw me a PM. i'm a big nerd,...

hava:

sure, throw me a PM. i'm a big nerd, i'll be on the computer all weekend.

i'm not really in a position to be too cavalier about how much time i spend out, but if we can meet up without...
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2005, 11:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,253
Posted By flaterik
huh. stout, that contradicts just about...

huh. stout, that contradicts just about everything i've heard. most of what i've read has says that some dual-sports, except for their height, make great begninner bikes.

easy steering geometry,...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-06-2005, 11:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 855
Posted By flaterik
lemme know where you're at (PM sounds like a good...

lemme know where you're at (PM sounds like a good idea for an address), and i'll see if i can drop by.
Forum: Equipment 04-06-2005, 05:17 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 12,863
Posted By flaterik
women's gear sizing?

i've been trying to hunt down a jacket that actually fits my girlfriend, and it's proving.. difficult.

she's about 5'7", size 2-3, 34 chest, and evidently has wider than normal shoulders.

S...
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2005, 03:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,375
Posted By flaterik
whether or not i'm at the next 'TARD gathering...

whether or not i'm at the next 'TARD gathering all depends on when & where... my schedule gets crazy when it gets warm... and it's lookin' pretty warm out!

has anyone posted a date or place? i'm...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-06-2005, 12:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 855
Posted By flaterik
goddamn record rains. why did i choose THIS...

goddamn record rains. why did i choose THIS season to decide i couldn't afford both the motocycle AND snowboarding?


well, i'd like to get out of santa monica by like 10, since i figure...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-05-2005, 05:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 855
Posted By flaterik
ok, after remembering that i have to zoom ALLL...

ok, after remembering that i have to zoom ALLL the way in to see those roads, i've found some of this route.

I-5, exit osborne
go R/NE past the 210, bear left, road turns into little tujunga...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-05-2005, 05:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 855
Posted By flaterik
someone posted that in my LAST thread looking for...

someone posted that in my LAST thread looking for help (after which i disappeared for a while. stupid busy life.) sounds like what you're talking about!

.. and wow is that ever not on my garmin...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-05-2005, 03:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 855
Posted By flaterik
i'm smack in the middle of santa monica. ...

i'm smack in the middle of santa monica.

sure got lots of twisties nearby, but that's not what i'm hankering for!
Forum: Thumpers 04-05-2005, 02:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,375
Posted By flaterik
oh yeah, and pilot: they've got bike lifts at...

oh yeah, and pilot: they've got bike lifts at autozone for like $50 (unless that was just a sale.. but they're still cheap!) one of those and a truck strap will keep your ribs intact next time :p
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-05-2005, 02:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 855
Posted By flaterik
Bluhduh i wanna ride near LA on sunday, dammit!

okay, i really need to get some dirt... any dirt... in on sunday.

i've got a brand fucking new pair of flex forces, and my skid plate & nerf bars are way too clean as well. all this gear has got...
Forum: Thumpers 04-05-2005, 02:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,375
Posted By flaterik
hey pilot, did i see you riding around venice on...

hey pilot, did i see you riding around venice on saturday afternoon?

i was down there with the girlfriend getting a haircut and as we were leaving i saw someone ride by on a black KTM. i don't...
Forum: Equipment 04-04-2005, 11:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 506
Posted By flaterik
i wouldn't let the windows pc see the outside...

i wouldn't let the windows pc see the outside world (aka, "be plugged into the internet") if there's not a firewall involved.

windows pcs on default windows installations (without patches) can...
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