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Forum: Face plant 07-31-2012, 01:16 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 18,687
Posted By Astatine
Jalopnik

Your vid/story made it on Jalopnik (http://jalopnik.com/5930273/this-motorcyclist-t+boned-a-deer-and-just-kept-on-riding)!
Forum: Thumpers 07-19-2012, 11:43 AM
Replies: 17,618
Views: 1,853,925
Posted By Astatine
Thanks for all the encouragement! I should bite...

Thanks for all the encouragement! I should bite the bullet and just do it. It'll save a bunch of money, assuming I don't completely mess it up... :D
Forum: Thumpers 07-19-2012, 09:15 AM
Replies: 17,618
Views: 1,853,925
Posted By Astatine
Thanks for the info. Unfortunately, I don't have...

Thanks for the info. Unfortunately, I don't have either the tool kit (so no spark plug wrench) or a torque wrench...
Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2012, 09:13 PM
Replies: 17,618
Views: 1,853,925
Posted By Astatine
maintenance

I recently bought a used 2008 Enduro and just found out that it needs some work. How hard is it for someone with zero wrenching experience to: (1) change the spark plug, (2) change the spark plug...
Forum: Canada 04-30-2012, 02:13 PM
Replies: 699
Views: 49,180
Posted By Astatine
My wife fills up her scooter for $2. I left her a...

My wife fills up her scooter for $2. I left her a toonie in her under-seat box in case she doesn't have her wallet. :D
Forum: Canada 04-25-2012, 06:13 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 9,721
Posted By Astatine
Some of us have recently bought our first bike...

Some of us have recently bought our first bike are waiting for an(other) excuse to ride around and explore.

So... post the damn tag already!
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2012, 06:13 AM
Replies: 3,860
Views: 1,217,664
Posted By Astatine
Picked up my new-to-me 2008 enduro yesterday....

Picked up my new-to-me 2008 enduro yesterday. Yay! Super excited.

Anyway, I'm a new rider and was practicing slow speed riding in a parking lot (like in the safety course). Managed to stall the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2012, 05:52 PM
Replies: 17,618
Views: 1,853,925
Posted By Astatine
Thanks for everyone's feedback and general "go...

Thanks for everyone's feedback and general "go for it" responses. I pulled the trigger and bought the bike today. I'm filled with a mixture of apprehension and excitement. Woo hoo!
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2012, 08:05 AM
Replies: 17,618
Views: 1,853,925
Posted By Astatine
I'm 6'1" (33" inseam?). I've pretty much come to...

I'm 6'1" (33" inseam?). I've pretty much come to terms that I'll drop it at least once. Still coming to terms with hitting the ground myself.
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2012, 07:29 PM
Replies: 17,618
Views: 1,853,925
Posted By Astatine
690 Enduro as first bike?

I'm a new rider (passed the MSF course last fall) and looking to get my first bike. In the future, I don't see myself racing around on the street, but rather exploring dirt roads (though not hard...
Forum: Beasts 11-16-2011, 09:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 837
Posted By Astatine
Although I've been lurking here for a while, I...

Although I've been lurking here for a while, I don't think I realized how much of a tight community this place can be...

I'm in Ottawa, Ontario. Any help/knowledge sharing would be great.
Forum: Beasts 11-16-2011, 08:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 837
Posted By Astatine
I totally hear you and appreciate the offer....

I totally hear you and appreciate the offer. Unfortunately, I'm nowhere near eastern Iowa.
Forum: Beasts 11-16-2011, 07:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 837
Posted By Astatine
How to evaluate a used bike?

I've taken the MSF course, I'm in the process of buying gear, and I'm looking into buying my first bike. Never having bought a bike before (new or old), my question is:

What do you look for when...
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