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Forum: Americas 03-23-2013, 10:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 724
Posted By It'sNotTheBike
"makes it look like" is the key part of the above...

"makes it look like" is the key part of the above sentence !


You have no idea how the bike will be treated when it is shipped
by the cheap bidder you mentioned above. And frankly the above ...
Forum: Americas 03-23-2013, 09:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 724
Posted By It'sNotTheBike
Uship = unreliable and added risk = not worth it.

Forward Air is best when you need the bike moved
very quickly and cannot afford to allow the bike to
spend a couple of weeks "in transit". And you're right,
Forward Air is expensive, but if you...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-22-2013, 05:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 689
Posted By It'sNotTheBike
Wheel swaps don't get any easier than what you...

Wheel swaps don't get any easier than what you have planned.


I'm guessing you will use the stock SE wheels for the dirt
tires and the Adventure wheels will have the tires which are
better...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-22-2013, 12:02 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,904
Posted By It'sNotTheBike
No, actually it is DUMBASS. And that is...

No, actually it is DUMBASS.

And that is because it is not legal for road use.


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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-22-2013, 11:52 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,904
Posted By It'sNotTheBike
The dimmer switch doesn't address the fundamental...

The dimmer switch doesn't address the fundamental
problems of such a setup, which are that the beam pattern does
not conform to what is required in order to avoid blinding oncoming
vehicles,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-22-2013, 11:35 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 9,592
Posted By It'sNotTheBike
I know the above is a joke. But the OP wasn't...

I know the above is a joke. But the OP wasn't joking,
which proves that he takes his own views as worthy of
being forced on the rest of us, and that is a fundamental
error in cognition.

...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-22-2013, 11:02 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 9,592
Posted By It'sNotTheBike
There are too many idiots, but there IS hope.

Yeah, it's a great idea to ride without a helmet, so
you can crash and die because you didn't have a helmet on.

So you die and your organs can be used to help people
who weren't as stupid and...
Forum: Equipment 03-21-2013, 05:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 929
Posted By It'sNotTheBike
Police reaction aside, it's stupid and...

Police reaction aside, it's stupid and irresponsible to
use lights like this when there is oncoming traffic.
I get blinded a few times a week by idiot rednecks
who think it is "cool" to have a...
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2013, 10:07 AM
Replies: 19,739
Views: 2,281,750
Posted By It'sNotTheBike
1) If you have not yet done so, use heat to break...

1) If you have not yet done so, use heat to break the bond of the
OEM thread locking compound. 300 degrees F. for 5 minutes should
do nicely. You can use a heat gun or a propane torch or...
Forum: Equipment 03-19-2013, 09:11 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,807
Posted By It'sNotTheBike
Look for good used boots rather than new.

One serious foot or lower leg injury can cost more than the houses
many people are paying mortgages on, so think twice about going
cheap on boots.

Used Sidis would be a MUCH better choice than...
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2013, 09:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,627
Posted By It'sNotTheBike
A lowered DR650 would be a much better choice. ...

A lowered DR650 would be a much better choice.


Having said that, it won't hurt me a bit if you try to make a
Buell Blast into something it really won't ever be. But if you want
a good end...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-19-2013, 08:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,349
Posted By It'sNotTheBike
So, first you claim the bike has traction...

So, first you claim the bike has traction control, which NO 990
ever had, and now you are referring a US buyer to a Euro spec
comparison web page ?


You're 0 for 2. :rofl
...
Forum: Equipment 03-19-2013, 12:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 745
Posted By It'sNotTheBike
I prefer not to ride at highway speeds wearing...

I prefer not to ride at highway speeds wearing Dakar pants
if the temperature is below 40 degrees F. The Dakar pants I use are
the style which was sold new six months ago. The problem is that ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-19-2013, 08:54 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,687
Posted By It'sNotTheBike
The primary "education" which can be derived from...

The primary "education" which can be derived from this video is that
when you ride like an idiot you might be hurt or killed.


Many of the crashes in this video involved riders doing incredibly...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-18-2013, 09:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,914
Posted By It'sNotTheBike
The best aftermarket clutch slave is the Sigutech...

The best aftermarket clutch slave is the Sigutech one.
Buy the best once, it ends up costing less in the long run.

http://sigutech.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=18&Itemid=36

or...
Forum: Racing 03-18-2013, 08:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 642
Posted By It'sNotTheBike
That overweight long wheelbase thing wouldn't...

That overweight long wheelbase thing wouldn't stand
a chance unless it was racing in the monster truck class.


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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-18-2013, 05:56 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,918
Posted By It'sNotTheBike
When I'm riding, I keep an eye out for the man in...

When I'm riding, I keep an eye out for the man in the blue suit.


When I am surfing, I keep an eye out for the man in the grey suit.

:D


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Forum: Vendors 03-18-2013, 05:39 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,214
Posted By It'sNotTheBike
The perfect magazine would look like ADVrider and...

The perfect magazine would look like ADVrider and
Horizons Unlimited and Expedition Portal, along with
the excellent Enduro 360 blog and whatever other sites
are of interest to the individual...
Forum: Airheads 03-18-2013, 04:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,778
Posted By It'sNotTheBike
Brad-Penn makes oil which has lots of ZDDP in it...

Brad-Penn makes oil which has lots of ZDDP in it and
is favored by the people who drive older Porsche 911s.
It does not cost an arm and a leg and as long as you
change it often enough that oil...
Forum: Equipment 03-18-2013, 04:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,005
Posted By It'sNotTheBike
Buy a used jacket. I have owned a Darien...

Buy a used jacket.

I have owned a Darien Light and I now use a Traverse. Both are
excellent jackets. I like the Klim better because I prefer its styling,
but Aerostich stuff is first class gear...
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2013, 04:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 896
Posted By It'sNotTheBike
1) You live in Sunnyvale and you are crying...

1)
You live in Sunnyvale and you are crying about how much you spent on a bike :rofl


2)
You want to cheap out on a part which can trash the entire engine if it fails ? :rofl :rofl
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-18-2013, 03:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,014
Posted By It'sNotTheBike
Uship is a bad idea. I lost money, had 3 weeks of...

Uship is a bad idea. I lost money, had 3 weeks of my time wasted,
when Uship promised to pick up the bike three times and never showed
up all three times. And I never did get the bike shipped...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-17-2013, 05:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 835
Posted By It'sNotTheBike
Sounds like you need to do a proper bleeding of...

Sounds like you need to do a proper bleeding of your brakes
and also install some new high performance brake pads.
If you are unsure of how to do the work properly,
it is well worth the cost to...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-17-2013, 05:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 835
Posted By It'sNotTheBike
The brake pads and / or rotors overheating can...

The brake pads and / or rotors overheating can also cause brake fade.


You imply that brake fluid boiling is the only cause.


That is incorrect. There are several other possible causes ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-17-2013, 04:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,360
Posted By It'sNotTheBike
The number one safety tip is don't ride in Texas,...

The number one safety tip is don't ride in Texas, which
obviously has a lot of idiots in its population ( you did bring us
the Bushes, and that is a gift that keeps on giving, but not in
a good...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-16-2013, 08:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 753
Posted By It'sNotTheBike
I think you should keep it until you are...

I think you should keep it until you are physically or mentally
unable to ride any motorcycle ever again.


The SE is just that awesome. I own one myself and it will
be with me until I am...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-16-2013, 07:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,442
Posted By It'sNotTheBike
If you can warm the tank up by placing it in a...

If you can warm the tank up by placing it in a bath
of warm water for 30 minutes or so, the plastic will become more
compliant. Obviously you want to make sure gas doesn't exit the
tank and...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 03-16-2013, 07:30 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 18,084
Posted By It'sNotTheBike
:D When you grow older, as I have been lucky...

:D

When you grow older, as I have been lucky enough to be able to do,
you tend to quit worrying about what someone else thinks of what you say and
you tend to say what you really think. It's a...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 03-16-2013, 07:10 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 18,084
Posted By It'sNotTheBike
If your question is indicative of your...

If your question is indicative of your priorities, you are not a
motorcycle enthusiast and frankly you don't even deserve to
own fine machinery. You have the mindset which would have
the entire...
Forum: Equipment 03-16-2013, 01:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 820
Posted By It'sNotTheBike
The Touratech shipping policy is not what "sucks"...

The Touratech shipping policy is not what "sucks" in this case.


Your decision-making process is flawed, and you expect the
company to pay for you changing your mind. That is not a realistic ...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-16-2013, 07:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 882
Posted By It'sNotTheBike
It's a waste of time and money. Leave the...

It's a waste of time and money.


Leave the stock wheels on the bike and learn to ride it
like it is. If the ride height is a problem, different wheels
are the very last method which should be...
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2013, 07:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,134
Posted By It'sNotTheBike
690s have been around the world a few times, and...

690s have been around the world a few times, and the fuel system
problems are not enough of an issue in the real world to disqualify the
bike from a long-distance adventure ride.


That...
Forum: Australia 03-16-2013, 06:33 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 8,640
Posted By It'sNotTheBike
Mechanics have been using old bearing races as a...

Mechanics have been using old bearing races as a makeshift tool for
installing the new races in the hub for many decades. Rather than
split the race usually a slight bit of grinding around the...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-15-2013, 05:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,267
Posted By It'sNotTheBike
What is it with dumbasses like you who feel the...

What is it with dumbasses like you who feel the need to politicize everything ?
Fires are apolitical. And so are intelligent people when it comes to discussion
of things like wildfires. Wildfires...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-14-2013, 02:22 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 9,509
Posted By It'sNotTheBike
I don't need to write it down, I remember it. It...

I don't need to write it down, I remember it. It takes
seconds to pull over and dial 911, because I carry
my phone in my front jacket pocket, and I have 911
programmed into speed-dial. Using the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-14-2013, 02:01 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 9,509
Posted By It'sNotTheBike
There are other options

The choices for how to react are not limited to shooting someone
or doing nothing. Good grief, there are many more options
than those two choices.


Allowing idiots to engage in BS behavior and...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-13-2013, 08:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 612
Posted By It'sNotTheBike
If you see a drone coming toward you, get away...

If you see a drone coming toward you, get away from your bike which
produces a prominent heat signature, and run as fast as you can.



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Forum: Australia 03-13-2013, 08:37 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,016
Posted By It'sNotTheBike
That's SHOCKING

I've only read about this in four other threads already
on ADVrider.



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Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2013, 09:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,232
Posted By It'sNotTheBike
I'm guessing it is a Trabant :D Or maybe...

I'm guessing it is a Trabant :D


Or maybe a Tatra ?

Or perhaps it is an 50cc MZ ISDT bike with a 12 speed transmission :-)


But a T-34 tank would be best of all !
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2013, 09:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,232
Posted By It'sNotTheBike
Do yourself a favor and buy a KTM 690 Enduro...

Do yourself a favor and buy a KTM 690 Enduro instead.

There is NO comparison in power, quality of brakes, quality
of suspension, or handling in general. DR650s have their place
in the world,...
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