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Forum: Road warriors 03-28-2015, 07:11 AM
Replies: 4,485
Views: 755,986
Posted By kbuckey
My FJR (Bertha, you know, of the Butts sisters)...

My FJR (Bertha, you know, of the Butts sisters) loves to dance. And my 690 Duke wants to break dance. But while Bertha always feels like we're just waltzing, she's usually going as fast as the...
Forum: Vendors 03-25-2015, 08:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,211
Posted By kbuckey
http://kbuckey.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/kbuckey/i-q...

http://kbuckey.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/kbuckey/i-q2RdN8s/1/M/DSCN0096%5B1%5D-M.jpg

Really crummy pic from inside the garage - snowing outside! And the Duke is busy photobombing, too. Oh, well,...
Forum: Equipment 03-25-2015, 07:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 601
Posted By kbuckey
I've had Widder (no longer in business) Gerbings...

I've had Widder (no longer in business) Gerbings and 2 WarmnSafes. The WarmnSafes are my favorites. The Widders was really good for a number of years, until I burned it out.

The pre-micro...
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2015, 06:41 AM
Replies: 106,622
Views: 21,210,541
Posted By kbuckey
The one bull that charged me came from the right...

The one bull that charged me came from the right rear - which would, you would think, make the escape easier. However, most of his harem of 20 or so cows were on the road in front of me! I ended up...
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 106,622
Views: 21,210,541
Posted By kbuckey
We have a nice flock of wild turkeys around here,...

We have a nice flock of wild turkeys around here, too. But what really can get your attention are the bull elk in the fall. I've been charged twice by one and having half a ton of pissed off elk...
Forum: Vendors 03-22-2015, 07:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,211
Posted By kbuckey
I installed mine and it is very nicely made and...

I installed mine and it is very nicely made and very solid. I found with the Acerbis 6.6 gallon tank I had to mount the lights under the mount to clear the tank. But looks and works great!
Forum: Thumpers 03-20-2015, 07:23 AM
Replies: 12,186
Views: 2,657,567
Posted By kbuckey
Back in about 1966 we had an old International...

Back in about 1966 we had an old International truck with a "crashbox" - it didn't have synchros in any gear. Once you got it moving the clutch helped not a whit, you had to match the engine speed...
Forum: Vendors 03-16-2015, 07:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,185
Posted By kbuckey
When I first tested the blinkers (bike not...

When I first tested the blinkers (bike not running) it seemed like they were flashing quite a bit faster than stock, but when I was riding it they seemed somewhat quicker than stock but not as fast...
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 106,622
Views: 21,210,541
Posted By kbuckey
I really like the stainless lines. I like a firm...

I really like the stainless lines. I like a firm feel to the lever and they made a huge difference in that. Yes the lever is a little further out - but nothing that Warp 9 can't cure! And the EBC ...
Forum: Vendors 03-11-2015, 06:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,185
Posted By kbuckey
They are very bright. However, I do get an...

They are very bright. However, I do get an increased flash rate on my 690 Duke, is that expected?
Forum: Equipment 03-10-2015, 06:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 369
Posted By kbuckey
I like the heat troller a LOT. I almost never...

I like the heat troller a LOT. I almost never have the grips on high, except maybe to get the grips up to temp and then it's back down - usually around the middle of the heat range. And sometimes I...
Forum: Road warriors 03-08-2015, 06:36 AM
Replies: 401
Views: 65,132
Posted By kbuckey
Harley Electra Glide Ultra. Rented one for a...

Harley Electra Glide Ultra. Rented one for a weekend to see how the wife would like riding a big touring bike as a pax. Didn't. Would have had more excitement riding the easy chair in front of the...
Forum: Vendors 03-03-2015, 01:58 PM
Replies: 4,480
Views: 1,020,154
Posted By kbuckey
Cool! Thanks. Edit: all hooked up and...

Cool! Thanks.

Edit: all hooked up and working. With the two 60s and two 30s on high that's a LOT of light! Hope to get out and ride it one night - when the snow goes away! Thanks, John.
Forum: Vendors 03-03-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 4,480
Views: 1,020,154
Posted By kbuckey
John, getting ready to show my ignorance, but...

John, getting ready to show my ignorance, but figured checking would be better than just plugging it in and throwing the switch!

My current aux lights run through a switch with a relay. The...
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 106,622
Views: 21,210,541
Posted By kbuckey
I used the Wolfman Enduro for a long time - it...

I used the Wolfman Enduro for a long time - it now resides on my KLX250. But I like really waterproof stuff so I use a Wolfman Rollie as my tank bag - and you can put a large map case on top of it. ...
Forum: Racing 02-27-2015, 06:50 AM
Replies: 1,822
Views: 117,661
Posted By kbuckey
Fox Sports 2

Fox Sports 2
Forum: Vendors 02-23-2015, 07:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,211
Posted By kbuckey
Cool, my current setup works, but looks pretty...

Cool, my current setup works, but looks pretty tacky. Looking forward to mounting this up!
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2015, 09:46 AM
Replies: 106,622
Views: 21,210,541
Posted By kbuckey
45? Gosh, I remember 45 . . . almost.

45? Gosh, I remember 45 . . . almost.
Forum: Vendors 02-16-2015, 08:22 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,404
Posted By kbuckey
Stop. Please stop. You keep adding stuff for...

Stop. Please stop. You keep adding stuff for the DR and I keep buying it. Just added the chain guard, sidestand foot pad, light mount (that's all I was going to buy, really!:lol3), and yes a skid...
Forum: Thumpers 02-14-2015, 08:16 AM
Replies: 106,622
Views: 21,210,541
Posted By kbuckey
Mine just touched at the corner of the oil cooler...

Mine just touched at the corner of the oil cooler and I went with a more redneck approach. Those little furniture sliders that are sticky on one side to attach to a chair leg and are hard on the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-13-2015, 08:12 AM
Replies: 106,622
Views: 21,210,541
Posted By kbuckey
I resemble that remark.

I resemble that remark.
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2015, 05:09 PM
Replies: 106,622
Views: 21,210,541
Posted By kbuckey
Over 75000 miles, actually adjusted the valves...

Over 75000 miles, actually adjusted the valves three times. Two tight (slightly) exhaust valves and one loose (slightly) intake.
Forum: Vendors 02-11-2015, 02:50 PM
Replies: 4,480
Views: 1,020,154
Posted By kbuckey
Well, I do like them on for conspicuity lighting...

Well, I do like them on for conspicuity lighting in the daytime and don't want to "high beam" everybody - not to mention the draw of the two 60s is pretty substantial. But if I do the low beam (i.e....
Forum: Vendors 02-10-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 4,480
Views: 1,020,154
Posted By kbuckey
Sanjoh, does the rotary dimmer actually reduce...

Sanjoh, does the rotary dimmer actually reduce the current draw? I got a set of 30s from you for my DR to replace a pair of 10watt LEDs on there now. I'm thinking I should have got the dimmer at...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-08-2015, 06:42 AM
Replies: 36,653
Views: 9,583,797
Posted By kbuckey
Yesterday I was riding South Turkey Creek road...

Yesterday I was riding South Turkey Creek road here in CO. There are no passing areas on the road. The road was not in very good shape - lots of sand and areas of water running across the road. A...
Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2015, 04:10 PM
Replies: 106,622
Views: 21,210,541
Posted By kbuckey
No issues with the 16 tooth and standard length...

No issues with the 16 tooth and standard length chain. I used that combo for my trip back east last year. Rather enjoyed the slightly more relaxed cruising. Didn't see any real difference in gas...
Forum: Thumpers 02-05-2015, 07:28 PM
Replies: 106,622
Views: 21,210,541
Posted By kbuckey
When I bought my DR in 1997 it was my first dirt...

When I bought my DR in 1997 it was my first dirt capable bike. Two years later I bought a ZRX1100 as a street addition. You'd think it would have more miles on it than the DR by now, but the DR has...
Forum: Thumpers 02-04-2015, 07:45 PM
Replies: 106,622
Views: 21,210,541
Posted By kbuckey
Mongle, the only reason to do it is to show you...

Mongle, the only reason to do it is to show you that you won't fall down just because you lock up the front for a second. I gotta admit that it really cured me of being afraid, OK, terrified, of...
Forum: Thumpers 02-04-2015, 11:49 AM
Replies: 106,622
Views: 21,210,541
Posted By kbuckey
One thing I definitely remember from Shane Watts...

One thing I definitely remember from Shane Watts DirtWise Acadamy was the braking drill where we locked up the front wheel and skidded it as far as we could without falling down. Definitely teaches...
Forum: Vendors 01-28-2015, 08:56 PM
Replies: 1,185
Views: 177,387
Posted By kbuckey
Just pulled the trigger on the NM and ID BDR. I...

Just pulled the trigger on the NM and ID BDR. I have no clue how many Butler Maps I have, kind of afraid to count!

Used the AZ and AZ BDR maps to good effect on a trip down there over...
Forum: Road warriors 01-28-2015, 08:52 PM
Replies: 4,485
Views: 755,986
Posted By kbuckey
I'm 5'6", 159 lbs and 66 years old. The only...

I'm 5'6", 159 lbs and 66 years old. The only time I notice the weight is when I have to push the beastie. Riding it - not a problem.
Forum: Thumpers 01-28-2015, 08:46 PM
Replies: 106,622
Views: 21,210,541
Posted By kbuckey
They all run fine, thanks. Last year's mileage: ...

They all run fine, thanks. Last year's mileage:

DR 7306
FJR 3877
ZRX 3121
GB500 2233 (bought used April 15)
KLX 1769
KTM 690 Duke 1474 (bought new July 1)

Yeah and the Duke is...
Forum: Thumpers 01-28-2015, 07:37 AM
Replies: 106,622
Views: 21,210,541
Posted By kbuckey
The simplicity is one of the things I love about...

The simplicity is one of the things I love about it. Even I can adjust the valves in about 20 minutes - most of which is taken up by taking the seat and tank off.

Think mine is pretty well...
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2015, 07:44 AM
Replies: 106,622
Views: 21,210,541
Posted By kbuckey
In, um (calculating) the spring of 1977 I tore my...

In, um (calculating) the spring of 1977 I tore my meniscus in my right knee playing softball with the Law School intramural team. The knee swelled up ("swole up" to my friends in PA) till my jeans...
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2015, 08:10 AM
Replies: 106,622
Views: 21,210,541
Posted By kbuckey
Quit working.

Quit working.
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2015, 06:53 AM
Replies: 106,622
Views: 21,210,541
Posted By kbuckey
My starter squealed from new - when it was new...

My starter squealed from new - when it was new for the first three years I owned it it was stored outside at about 8400' elevation. That is it was cold in the winter. Yes it squealed more when it...
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2015, 02:54 PM
Replies: 106,622
Views: 21,210,541
Posted By kbuckey
When my clutch cable broke on the way home from...

When my clutch cable broke on the way home from work, about 10 miles as I recall, I rode home without it. Not a huge deal. The only tough parts were getting started from a stop at stop lights and...
Forum: Vendors 01-21-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,809
Posted By kbuckey
One last thing. How does it work over glasses?

One last thing. How does it work over glasses?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-21-2015, 07:23 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 7,245
Posted By kbuckey
I have six bikes. I do the routine maintenance...

I have six bikes. I do the routine maintenance on them, all the maintenance on some of them. But I was really pretty happy with four bikes:

1997 DR650
1997 ZRX1100
2007 ZX-6R
2008...
Forum: Vendors 01-18-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,809
Posted By kbuckey
What head shape do these fit? Shoei and HJC tend...

What head shape do these fit? Shoei and HJC tend to fit me well, where would one of these come in? Hate to buy helmets I haven't worn over the internet only because some simply won't be comfortable...
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