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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 07:56 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,716
Posted By blk-betty
Any data on what percentage of those non-HD bikes...

Any data on what percentage of those non-HD bikes under 650cc are road legal and not off road bikes or mopeds?

Sales figures being what they are, I believe the topic of discussion is about...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 07:46 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,716
Posted By blk-betty
In a word, the comfort. Here's my quick...

In a word, the comfort.

Here's my quick story....started riding dirt bikes at 7 up till 18. Then Honda 650 Nighthawk in college. Sold it because I was riding like a squid and knew if I didn't id...
Forum: Thumpers 12-08-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 20,554
Posted By blk-betty
Maybe my hands are more sensitive to vibes than...

Maybe my hands are more sensitive to vibes than others but I find the handlebar vibrations to be much more than on the DR650 to 690 replaced.

I installed the FastCo inserts this weekend and...
Forum: Thumpers 12-07-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 860
Posted By blk-betty
I have a 2014, my first KTM and I swapped the...

I have a 2014, my first KTM and I swapped the stock muffler for a relatively inexpensive FMF Q4 and I haven't noticed any problem with throttle response....so I personally don't see a big issue with...
Forum: Thumpers 12-04-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,061
Posted By blk-betty
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Thumpers 12-04-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,061
Posted By blk-betty
Any quick links to pics, videos or semi detailed...

Any quick links to pics, videos or semi detailed how to instructions for replacing stock taknk bolts with the Rally Raids.....is an impact driver necessary?

Have a 2014 and just received the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-03-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,374
Posted By blk-betty
Good question. I've never used either but...

Good question.

I've never used either but freely admit I use a cell phone while in the car and I find the hands free Bluetooth function to be more distracting than holding the phone up to my left...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-03-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 320
Views: 8,909
Posted By blk-betty
This was sort of my point, having never ridden a...

This was sort of my point, having never ridden a track, my skills be they correct or incorrect were honed riding dirt bikes very aggressively starting around 7 years old and continuing for 10+ years...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-02-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 320
Views: 8,909
Posted By blk-betty
I think some of us just naturally understand and...

I think some of us just naturally understand and have situational awareness and some of us don't. I know people who don't ride but when driving a car see nothing but what is directly in front of them...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-01-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 320
Views: 8,909
Posted By blk-betty
[/COLOR] Thanks for the honesty. The...

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Thanks for the honesty. The highlighted text holds a lot more water coming from a track coach and reinforces "my" opinion that although I think a track day would be super fun, without...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-01-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 320
Views: 8,909
Posted By blk-betty
What ultimately is the point of track days,...

What ultimately is the point of track days, advanced training or any training for that matter for street riding?

I'm not claiming those aren't important nor have value but if not racing, if not...
Forum: Thumpers 11-24-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 435
Posted By blk-betty
Sorry I don't have any answer to your question. ...

Sorry I don't have any answer to your question. I changed my oil and filters at 100 miles then again at 600. Both scrrens and filters looked about the same on my changes.

Hopefully someone...
Forum: Thumpers 11-21-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 22,196
Posted By blk-betty
That's exactly what I did, bought new from a...

That's exactly what I did, bought new from a dealer 30 minutes away from the one that was advertising...only problem is both were 5 hours from me but they are both the closest full-service KTM...
Forum: Thumpers 11-21-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 22,196
Posted By blk-betty
When I was looking in May this year, Cycle Trader...

When I was looking in May this year, Cycle Trader listed several new ones for sale. When I called one dealership that had 3 listings they didn't have any 690s in stock and couldn't tell me when they...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-15-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,023
Posted By blk-betty
Seems the question was asked before with similar...

Seems the question was asked before with similar comments.


http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=823731

Seriously, heed the advice given.
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 4,329
Views: 1,447,643
Posted By blk-betty
Timely Post. Thanks Lee and to all our...

Timely Post.

Thanks Lee and to all our Veterans today and everyday.
Forum: Thumpers 11-10-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 2,354
Views: 352,971
Posted By blk-betty
Well that has been my only real compalint as well...

Well that has been my only real compalint as well after swapping seats. I guess it's a matter or perspective. My only other experience with a big thumber was a DR650. The handlebar vibes on the...
Forum: Thumpers 11-05-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 4,329
Views: 1,447,643
Posted By blk-betty
Happy Birthday Lee! I have ridden with Lee...

Happy Birthday Lee!

I have ridden with Lee a few times and he took me up for a spin in that there rocket....what a blast!

Believe me and the fellow "Lowcountry" riders, he can do a hell of...
Forum: Road warriors 11-04-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 25,109
Posted By blk-betty
Still works, seriously? Sex sells, always...

Still works, seriously?

Sex sells, always has and probably always will.
Forum: Road warriors 11-03-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 25,109
Posted By blk-betty
Yet many here claim the younger generation has no...

Yet many here claim the younger generation has no interest in a low tech, low performance bike, especially someone with more than basic knowledge in motor sports.

They are a company that sells...
Forum: Road warriors 11-03-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,632
Posted By blk-betty
Good to hear...that looks like one hell of a fun...

Good to hear...that looks like one hell of a fun bike. Enjoy!
Forum: Thumpers 11-03-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 19,710
Views: 2,274,606
Posted By blk-betty
Thanks That's what I thought. Had them on...

Thanks

That's what I thought. Had them on a DR650 and wanted to do the same on my 690 but afaik they aren't made anymore.
Forum: Road warriors 11-03-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,632
Posted By blk-betty
So did you buy it from that STUPID guy at the...

So did you buy it from that STUPID guy at the Harley dealarship?
Forum: Road warriors 11-03-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 25,109
Posted By blk-betty
A couple of ancedotes.... 1. The one and...

A couple of ancedotes....

1. The one and only Indian dealership in town is called "American Biker". They have sold new Victory and Polaris bikes and quads for several years and sell lots of used...
Forum: Thumpers 11-03-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 19,710
Views: 2,274,606
Posted By blk-betty
What side racks are those?

What side racks are those?
Forum: Americas 10-24-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,191
Posted By blk-betty
Bumping an old thread....looking to possibly go...

Bumping an old thread....looking to possibly go to Costa Rica sometime this winter and wondering if anyone has recommendations on a good bike rental company.

We will have a place to stay about an...
Forum: Road warriors 10-23-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 414
Posted By blk-betty
Should be plug and play.

Should be plug and play.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-22-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 336
Views: 14,968
Posted By blk-betty
Absolutely! And like you I rarely get into "AW...

Absolutely! And like you I rarely get into "AW SHIT!" situations and can't remember the last time I had any anxiety while riding on the street.

Off-road, yes a couple "AW SHIT" moments recently...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-21-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 14,968
Posted By blk-betty
I believe that the vast majority of auto...

I believe that the vast majority of auto accidents are are result of lapse in attention. Do you believe that advanced training will reduce those attention deficits?

I'm not sure it would. I'd...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-21-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 14,968
Posted By blk-betty
What are the benefits of advanced training? I'm...

What are the benefits of advanced training? I'm not trying to be obtuse or augmentative just looking for honest answers that would justify the cost and time.

I see the 2 main reasons for...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-21-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 336
Views: 14,968
Posted By blk-betty
Well that is sort of my point. My "aggressive...

Well that is sort of my point. My "aggressive riding" which provides me an adrenline rush would likley be considered "dialed back" to most if not all regular track riders. If I did track days and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-21-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 336
Views: 14,968
Posted By blk-betty
It is interesting, especially when considering...

It is interesting, especially when considering how we are all different. There was as post started a few days ago where a guy with 1800 miles on his bike rode on the interstate for the first time and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-21-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 336
Views: 14,968
Posted By blk-betty
Why don't I take it? Currently my limiting...

Why don't I take it?

Currently my limiting factor is my skill level.

I ride pretty aggressively, if my skill level was higher I know for a fact I would ride even faster and more...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-20-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,500
Posted By blk-betty
My interpretation is if using the clutch it is...

My interpretation is if using the clutch it is not a "power wheelie". It can be done with the clutch but the technique is not exactly the same and when I use the clutch I'm not standing.

Others...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-20-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,500
Posted By blk-betty
Stand on the pegs, compress your weight down...

Stand on the pegs, compress your weight down while standing up then wrap throttle to wide open when the suspension compresses, no clutch needed.
Forum: Road warriors 10-10-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,596
Posted By blk-betty
Are you serious?

Are you serious?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-07-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,473
Posted By blk-betty
Thanks and good to know the powers to be are...

Thanks and good to know the powers to be are actively promoting the concept of lane sharing.

Wish it was an option here but I fear the majority of auto drivers would intentionally block if it...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-07-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,473
Posted By blk-betty
Curious as I don't live where lane splitting is...

Curious as I don't live where lane splitting is legal.

What are the "legal" obligations of drivers of cars, vans, trucks, semi, when they are about to be overtaken by a lane splitting bike?
...
Forum: Thumpers 10-05-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 2,354
Views: 352,971
Posted By blk-betty
Thanks for the info about bestdualsportbikes. I...

Thanks for the info about bestdualsportbikes. I came across their website and wondered how they compared to the Vibranators.

Think I might give them a try unless I see someone else post up a...
Forum: Thumpers 10-03-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 2,354
Views: 352,971
Posted By blk-betty
Thanks for the clarification and confirming what...

Thanks for the clarification and confirming what surferbum stated.

It's not so much the hand/wrist/arm vibration that I'm trying to eliminate but instead trying to get the mirrors to be somewhat...
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