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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-31-2010, 01:37 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,116
Posted By Reg Kittrelle
You don't need an acronym ...just a reminder. ...

You don't need an acronym ...just a reminder.

Maintaining focus can be a problem for me, so a "Focus" label is on my speedo.

Possibly, "Think" would work for you.
Forum: Road warriors 07-21-2010, 03:52 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,644
Posted By Reg Kittrelle
67 here, and the garage has, among others, a new...

67 here, and the garage has, among others, a new KTM 990 SM-T
Forum: Road warriors 07-21-2010, 11:24 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,799
Posted By Reg Kittrelle
Yes, you are. However, not only does Harley hold...

Yes, you are. However, not only does Harley hold the 2,3,4,8, 9 spots overall, it also holds the 1 position.

The top selling model in all the regions and overall is the HD FLHX Street Glide.
Forum: Road warriors 07-21-2010, 10:53 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,799
Posted By Reg Kittrelle
Perspective is often missing from these...

Perspective is often missing from these discussions, replaced by personal bias.
Let me add a bit of the former ... not opinion, fact:

A very respected/credible source issues a monthly report re...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-23-2010, 09:18 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,738
Posted By Reg Kittrelle
Carefully. Usually, if I fall in with riders that...

Carefully. Usually, if I fall in with riders that are on a different wave length, if becomes apparent relatively soon. If this is the case I either work myself to the front or the back, depending on...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-23-2010, 07:40 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,738
Posted By Reg Kittrelle
I don't know that I can apply these somewhat...

I don't know that I can apply these somewhat clinical standards to compatibility. How I ride personally is dependent upon many variables; some days I prefer a sedate pace; on others I get a bit...
Forum: Road warriors 06-22-2010, 11:07 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 8,729
Posted By Reg Kittrelle
ctfz1... Hold on to that day job! (Janice...

ctfz1...
Hold on to that day job!

(Janice is rolling in her grave)
Forum: Road warriors 06-22-2010, 08:06 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 8,729
Posted By Reg Kittrelle
'King... My bike generally remains in the...

'King...
My bike generally remains in the garage on Summer weekends (I do a lot of riding during the week), so I intentionally miss the traffic jams that hit so many of our great NorCal roads.
...
Forum: Road warriors 06-21-2010, 09:06 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 8,729
Posted By Reg Kittrelle
High-Side... Now you've gone and done it! ...

High-Side...
Now you've gone and done it!
You've exposed one of the very best roads in the known universe to the masses. Oh the pain!
Forum: Road warriors 06-20-2010, 08:32 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 8,729
Posted By Reg Kittrelle
Sounds like the roads in my neighborhood (Santa...

Sounds like the roads in my neighborhood (Santa Cruz Mts.). I had both a Buell Ulysses and a Ducati Multistrada S. Both were excellent on these roads, but the Duc was superior for two reasons, 1)...
Forum: Road warriors 06-07-2010, 10:34 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,765
Posted By Reg Kittrelle
Yep. Harley is in an interesting position of...

Yep.

Harley is in an interesting position of being unable to do anything right, except in the minds of those that believe every other manufacturer does everything wrong.
Forum: Road warriors 06-07-2010, 09:16 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,765
Posted By Reg Kittrelle
You're undervalued, JohninVT; that's an excellent...

You're undervalued, JohninVT; that's an excellent assessment worth a lot more than 0.02.
Forum: Road warriors 06-06-2010, 07:10 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,765
Posted By Reg Kittrelle
Don't know, FB, as I don't know if I've been in...

Don't know, FB, as I don't know if I've been in your dealership.

The XR seems to be gaining some buyer traction, but it's regional, rather than across the board.
Forum: Road warriors 06-05-2010, 04:56 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,765
Posted By Reg Kittrelle
FB... Knowing the bike is not about weights and...

FB...
Knowing the bike is not about weights and measures.
Sounds as if your dealership does it differently from what I've found in my travels.
Forum: Road warriors 06-05-2010, 03:34 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,765
Posted By Reg Kittrelle
FB... Don't mistake my writings for FanBoy...

FB...
Don't mistake my writings for FanBoy rose-colored glasses. What I look for is a degree of fairness... don't see that a lot with non-Harley owners.

Your points:
An "oddity?" Quite possibly,...
Forum: Road warriors 06-05-2010, 02:08 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,765
Posted By Reg Kittrelle
"The XR1200X is Harley-Davidson Sportster...

"The XR1200X is Harley-Davidson Sportster performance honed to its finest edge.

the responsive punch of a high-compression, 1200cc Evolution V-Twin engine in a dynamic, street-performance...
Forum: Road warriors 06-05-2010, 09:48 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,765
Posted By Reg Kittrelle
never... Why?

never...
Why?
Forum: Road warriors 06-05-2010, 09:14 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,765
Posted By Reg Kittrelle
Well, bwb, I gotta disagree with ya. I have one...

Well, bwb, I gotta disagree with ya.
I have one '96 S1 and one '97 S1. I roadraced the S1 with some success (CCS Formula 40 champ). I love the S1s; they're iconic, unique, and have ...IMO......
Forum: Road warriors 06-05-2010, 08:09 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,948
Posted By Reg Kittrelle
I think it innovative. I think it kinda cool...

I think it innovative. I think it kinda cool lookin'. I think it's for someone else.

While I can appreciate vehicles like this... and all trikes.., I've never considered them a part of my...
Forum: Road warriors 05-29-2010, 07:05 AM
Replies: 1,841
Views: 311,865
Posted By Reg Kittrelle
thank, Joe. I'll go on the hunt for one.

thank, Joe. I'll go on the hunt for one.
Forum: Road warriors 05-28-2010, 08:23 PM
Replies: 1,841
Views: 311,865
Posted By Reg Kittrelle
Joe B. Gotta part number for that bag? Don't...

Joe B.
Gotta part number for that bag? Don't see a SM-T-specific bag on the web site.

Thanx.
Forum: Road warriors 05-27-2010, 07:26 PM
Replies: 1,841
Views: 311,865
Posted By Reg Kittrelle
Yep, it's not a fuel sipper, but I know if I need...

Yep, it's not a fuel sipper, but I know if I need to I can stretch to close to 200 miles.

Heated grips?! N/A on the U.S. version. Guy: they OE on the Euro version?

Wind protection; I'm so used...
Forum: Road warriors 05-27-2010, 08:00 AM
Replies: 1,841
Views: 311,865
Posted By Reg Kittrelle
I've a 2010 SM-T. About 900 miles on it so far. ...

I've a 2010 SM-T. About 900 miles on it so far.
Fuel mileage has ranged from low-30s to just over 40mpg. If you ride it like an average motorcycle, 40 should be easy. If you ride it like it wants to...
Forum: Road warriors 05-25-2010, 02:46 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 69,314
Posted By Reg Kittrelle
Again, I agree. But I think solving the problem...

Again, I agree. But I think solving the problem ...which the G2 did for me... beats compensating for it.
Forum: Road warriors 05-25-2010, 12:56 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 69,314
Posted By Reg Kittrelle
That trick does work, fast, but not on the roads...

That trick does work, fast, but not on the roads I'm talking about ...and with those I ride with. They require a lot on throttle movement, and a good grip
Forum: Road warriors 05-25-2010, 09:45 AM
Replies: 348
Views: 69,314
Posted By Reg Kittrelle
I too installed the G2 with the #400 cam on my...

I too installed the G2 with the #400 cam on my 2010 KTM SM-T.
My problem was with the rutted back roads; every time I'd hit a rut, the bike would "jump out." The G2 solved the problem. Also, it was...
Forum: Road warriors 05-22-2010, 07:22 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 8,445
Posted By Reg Kittrelle
Long-time Harley owner here. Been involved with...

Long-time Harley owner here. Been involved with Harleys both professionally and personally for decades. (also a KTM owner)

"Harley bashing'" is evident on most every motorcycle board/forum. It's...
Forum: Road warriors 05-18-2010, 11:57 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,509
Posted By Reg Kittrelle
CdnGS... If you have your heart set on the Road...

CdnGS...
If you have your heart set on the Road Glide, I might suggest that you talk with your dealer and make the upgraded suspension a condition of purchase, at no additional cost. It will depend...
Forum: Road warriors 05-18-2010, 10:13 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,509
Posted By Reg Kittrelle
You're correct, nskitts; "people" don't, riders...

You're correct, nskitts; "people" don't, riders do.
Forum: Road warriors 05-18-2010, 07:39 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,509
Posted By Reg Kittrelle
I'm on my third RG ...current one is an '08. The...

I'm on my third RG ...current one is an '08. The '10 is a step backwards due to the "slammed" suspension. It will be interesting to see if H-D corrects this error with the 11s. At the same time, H-D...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-17-2010, 05:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,476
Posted By Reg Kittrelle
Several years ago I staged a series of motorcycle...

Several years ago I staged a series of motorcycle events called "BattleTrax." We ran these for about six years throughout the country, and a number of them in England, Australia and Italy....
Forum: Road warriors 05-13-2010, 10:14 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,474
Posted By Reg Kittrelle
The Geo Tracker ... that was the kicker. That's...

The Geo Tracker ... that was the kicker. That's when this troll jumped the shark. Too bad, he could have strung us along significantly longer.
Forum: Road warriors 05-11-2010, 08:50 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 69,314
Posted By Reg Kittrelle
I completely understand. Last month I rode a...

I completely understand.

Last month I rode a press KTM 990 SM-T in a 4-day event. I came home and sold my 2005 Multistarda and 2010 Buell Ulysses. There is now a new KTM 990 SM-T in my garage, and...
Forum: Road warriors 05-11-2010, 07:27 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,474
Posted By Reg Kittrelle
Assuming this is a valid thread... methinks...

Assuming this is a valid thread... methinks Mr.Meanrider is in for a world of hurt.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-09-2010, 05:30 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,205
Posted By Reg Kittrelle
You might consider Arborwear pants; very have...

You might consider Arborwear pants; very have cotton denier with slots for knee pads.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-28-2010, 08:01 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 22,381
Posted By Reg Kittrelle
Methinks the first rider noticed the video...

Methinks the first rider noticed the video camera. He simultaneously hit the rear brake and released his grip on the left bar in anticipation of waving. Hitting the brake with the left bar unweighted...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-26-2010, 07:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,284
Posted By Reg Kittrelle
You, of course, know your dad better than any of...

You, of course, know your dad better than any of us. However, I have to side with Riteris. I have seen too many people riding for the wrong reason, such as wanting to please others.
Forum: Road warriors 04-24-2010, 08:21 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 26,546
Posted By Reg Kittrelle
I was struggling with the Multi/SM-T question...

I was struggling with the Multi/SM-T question until I rode both. I've decided in favor of the KTM. It fit me better, I worked with it better, and I like the larger tank. Put 2,400 miles on a test...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-21-2010, 10:45 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,938
Posted By Reg Kittrelle
ooh, that's a goodie, ...74. Gonna file that away...

ooh, that's a goodie, ...74. Gonna file that away for future reference.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-21-2010, 07:44 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,938
Posted By Reg Kittrelle
J got nailed about 3 years ago via "Pacing." It...

J got nailed about 3 years ago via "Pacing." It was done by a CHP plane (It was on the Altamont, for you locals).
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