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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 06:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 682
Posted By mikem9
That's one of the threads I was talking about! ...

That's one of the threads I was talking about! Awesome. Thanks!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 06:31 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,489
Posted By mikem9
Cool ride report about some young folks who did a...

Cool ride report about some young folks who did a trip on cheap bikes:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=366117
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 03:31 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,489
Posted By mikem9
I think that by using the label "hipster" I've...

I think that by using the label "hipster" I've helped throw this thread off the path some. They are twenty somethings without a lot of money. They want to travel all over America and Canada on a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 07:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 682
Posted By mikem9
Thanks - the thread I'm thinking about was posted...

Thanks - the thread I'm thinking about was posted at least a year or two ago. It was a young guy in his twenty's and his bike was some kind of older japanese bike from the 80's I think.

I don't...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 07:40 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,489
Posted By mikem9
My buddy is an experienced motorcyclist that has...

My buddy is an experienced motorcyclist that has given them good wisdom about training and preparation and a few motorcycle choices. He called me to voice his concerns about their trip and to see if...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-25-2015, 08:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 682
Posted By mikem9
Touring/Motorcycling on the Cheap threads

A while back I read a thread about a young man who took an older motorcycle and did a low cost tour. And, seems like there was another thread about motorcycling on the cheap. There was some debate...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-25-2015, 08:06 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,489
Posted By mikem9
To try and answer a few questions: I think...

To try and answer a few questions: I think cheap, or at least reasonable would be what they are looking for. I know that is kind of a wide range (maybe $2500 - $7000??). I think something old or...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-24-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,489
Posted By mikem9
Best Hipster Bike for a round North America trip?

A buddy called today and said his late 20's niece and her husband want to take a long motorcycle trip all over the US and Canada, including going up to Alaska. He said he'd best describe their style...
Forum: Road warriors 02-10-2015, 01:30 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,699
Posted By mikem9
Just received an email that my old thread had...

Just received an email that my old thread had been bumped up. I wanted to report that in addition to the Dale's bars which are wider, I eventually also added riser which put the bars up by about 1"...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-20-2015, 07:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,245
Posted By mikem9
I was 12 years old in 1972 - right at the heart...

I was 12 years old in 1972 - right at the heart of the dirt bike revolution. When you look at these bikes, they are things of beauty. No wonder we fell in love with this passion!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-18-2015, 04:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 489
Posted By mikem9
Singletrack Stoke and Being Rusty

Like many of you, I love riding singletrack. But, the older I get, the rust seems to set in quicker after some time away. I rode some last week after several months of not riding. Was so rusty -...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-13-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,963
Posted By mikem9
In my group of motorcycling buddies, there are...

In my group of motorcycling buddies, there are several who ride bicycles, including myself - Especially the ones who race offroad. I think we all share a love for exploring the world by being out in...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-08-2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,245
Posted By mikem9
Cool bike!

Cool bike!
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-31-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,245
Posted By mikem9
Info from my riding buddy: "A history lesson...

Info from my riding buddy:

"A history lesson for you;

It was a Bultaco 175 Sherpa S
The S stood for Scrambles (the American precursor to European Moto Cross)
I bought it from Bo Bobbitt in...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-30-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,245
Posted By mikem9
1971 Bultaco Restoration

One of my best friends raced motocross through the 70's and 80's. For Christmas his son restored his actual first motorcycle. Thought some of you would enjoy this restoration.

Christmas morning....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-12-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,508
Posted By mikem9
Good suggestions on talking to a suspension...

Good suggestions on talking to a suspension expert, before I give up on the idea of bar riser. Thanks
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-12-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,508
Posted By mikem9
Thanks. I guess the main thing I'm wondering is...

Thanks. I guess the main thing I'm wondering is this: I've ridden dirt bikes all of my life (and I'm in my 50's). I spent a weekend on a Ducati hyperstrada a few months ago and a weekend on a GS...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-11-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,523
Posted By mikem9
But, what are the practical effects of less...

But, what are the practical effects of less leverage or more leverage, especially when riding twisties at a decent pace. Has anyone put wider or narrower bars on your bike?

The reason I'm...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-11-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,523
Posted By mikem9
Handlebar width and stability/handling

What are the effects of different handlebar widths on stability and handling of a street bike?
Forum: Road warriors 12-10-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 2,426
Views: 613,828
Posted By mikem9
1200n vs 1200s handlebar height

1200n vs. 1200s handlebar height.

I have an 03 1200s. Have been messing around with the handlebar height with risers. Does a stock 1200n have higher bar mounts than a 1200s? According to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-10-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,508
Posted By mikem9
Willis - what are you saying? Hard to follow.

Willis - what are you saying? Hard to follow.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-09-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,508
Posted By mikem9
Ha! A picture is worth a thousand words. But,...

Ha! A picture is worth a thousand words. But, let's explore this: Why do some bikes with more of an upright handlebar position: ie: hyperstrada, GS1200, Multistrada, KTM Supermotard etc., handle...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-08-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,508
Posted By mikem9
Handlebar Risers - Comfort vs. Handling

Has anyone changed your handlebar rise and noticed handling differences for your bike?

My Streetbike is a 2003 Suzuki Bandit 1200 S. It has a sports touring handlebar position. At my height and...
Forum: The Garage 12-08-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 418
Posted By mikem9
Handlebar Risers - Comfort vs. Handling

Moved post to "The perfect line"
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-01-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 13,411
Posted By mikem9
OP - Hippiebrian - I agree with you. Two years...

OP - Hippiebrian - I agree with you. Two years ago I bought a 9 year old Japanese UJM (universal Japanese Motorcycle) for $2500. It had 15,000 miles on it. I've put 20,000 additional miles on it...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-13-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,978
Posted By mikem9
Bomose: I sent you a private message. We may...

Bomose: I sent you a private message. We may have a small world story. I may have seen ya'll returning from your ride....between Dalton and Chatsworth on some backroads.
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-13-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,978
Posted By mikem9
I ride a lot of those dirt and gravel roads. ...

I ride a lot of those dirt and gravel roads. Impressed with your ability to link them all together. If you don't mind me asking, what tools/maps did you use to create your route?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-13-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,180
Posted By mikem9
That is a cool photo and trail! I assume you...

That is a cool photo and trail! I assume you bring an extra tube along! :)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-12-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,180
Posted By mikem9
Sorry for your loss Yokomo, and inspiring...

Sorry for your loss Yokomo, and inspiring attitude you have!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-11-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,180
Posted By mikem9
Based on the offroad we ride, I'd define it as...

Based on the offroad we ride, I'd define it as singletrack, rougher two track and rougher dirt roads, grass tracks, etc.....Similar to hare scrambles and enduro courses.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-10-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,449
Posted By mikem9
The young man is fortunate because he has a mom...

The young man is fortunate because he has a mom that cares. She's also done a good job of raising a young man with enough courage to try something like this on his own. But, nothing wrong, in my...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-10-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,180
Posted By mikem9
Giving up offroad riding?

Has anyone given up offroad riding, or considering giving it up, or have friends who've given it up due to injury rates? I gave it up once after an injury. But, came back. I have a good riding...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-05-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,449
Posted By mikem9
Is he an member her on Advrider?

Is he an member her on Advrider?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-04-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 460
Posted By mikem9
Dawson Forest does allow motorized vehicles on...

Dawson Forest does allow motorized vehicles on the forest roads - dirt/gravel. It's pretty mellow and not a lot of miles of riding there, except for one river crossing which might be pretty cold in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-23-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,984
Posted By mikem9
One of the things that I've always enjoyed about...

One of the things that I've always enjoyed about Advrider, is that as a whole folks tend to be more helpful and courteous than a lot of other internet forums. Typical Forums are full of rude macho...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-23-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 10,725
Posted By mikem9
I think it's simply an issue of we all have...

I think it's simply an issue of we all have different preferences. My buddy likes chocolate ice cream the best and I like strawberry. I read the reviews just to try to explain what I might feel on...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-23-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,984
Posted By mikem9
Evermore: I found a work around for this three...

Evermore: I found a work around for this three letter limitation:

Use google and type: "search term or string" "site:advrider.com"

Example: "KTM 950 site:advrider.com"
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-23-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,984
Posted By mikem9
Not at all. On the internet, behind this...

Not at all. On the internet, behind this keyboard and screen, I'm an invincible tough guy (like you). :)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-22-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,984
Posted By mikem9
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-21-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,857
Posted By mikem9
That's the issue that the guy mentioned that I...

That's the issue that the guy mentioned that I was referring to. The ability to adapte quickly and to be in the right position on the bike to deal with "street" circumstances.
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