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Forum: Orange Crush 06-09-2014, 04:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 601
Posted By smj
Just about all shops are closed on Monday... That...

Just about all shops are closed on Monday... That said, if you can wait till Tuesday, from the link above -

Elite Motorsports
1400 E. Eisenhower Blvd. Loveland, CO 80538

Give these guys are...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-08-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,306
Posted By smj
Thank all! Flyingp - I head out to the COBDR the...

Thank all! Flyingp - I head out to the COBDR the last week of July this year... I'll have to get out and try the lower pressure before we leave. I think I'll go for 28 psi, and go from there.
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-08-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 783
Posted By smj
When do you wanna go Trin? I had a chance to...

When do you wanna go Trin?

I had a chance to clean up the bike and look at the turn signal - not broken! I had to pop the clear lens off and re-seat the reflector part on the mount. Good as new...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-08-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,306
Posted By smj
Thanks "now" - have you run off road at 28 psi in...

Thanks "now" - have you run off road at 28 psi in the rear tire? Reading through some other postings, someone called "CJ" apparently runs off road at 30 psi... But that was a second hand reference...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-07-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 601
Posted By smj
Try one of these... ...

Try one of these...

http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/15/10/Motorcycle-Dealers-State-Manufacturer/Colorado-KTM-Dealers.aspx
Forum: Orange Crush 06-07-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,306
Posted By smj
How soft can the rear tire run on 990r off pavement?

I put the Heidenau Scouts front and back on my 990R. They have seemed a bit "hard" on pavement, notice this mostly during breaking when the rear seems to skid more than before. Otherwise, they have...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-05-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 783
Posted By smj
Nice, easy ride after work... Boulder, CO

Here is a not so quick ride report for a ride we took this past Tuesday evening after work or my first REALLY off pavement on a 990r
As we all know, there are a ton of groups on the internet...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-30-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,890
Posted By smj
Maybe this will help? ...

Maybe this will help?

http://www.differencebetween.com/difference-between-center-of-gravity-and-vs-center-of-mass/
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 6,977
Views: 1,336,637
Posted By smj
Sold my 07 XRR, and pick up my 2014 500 exc...

Sold my 07 XRR, and pick up my 2014 500 exc tomorrow! I don't think I will miss the Honda to much, but I sure wish I could have kept it! Anyway, I am looking forward to getting a leg over the new one...
Forum: Thumpers 05-16-2014, 04:23 AM
Replies: 6,977
Views: 1,336,637
Posted By smj
I currently have an 2007 xr650r... I am thinking...

I currently have an 2007 xr650r... I am thinking about selling that bike and replacing it with a 2014 500 exc. As much as I like the honda, I'd like a 6-speed trans, efi, and a starter. The 500 is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-15-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,784
Posted By smj
I did some travels in the 70's. My observation is...

I did some travels in the 70's. My observation is that so long as you don't set a standard higher than you can keep up with - you can do it. Just understand that there may be times when you have eat,...
Forum: Face plant 05-10-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,379
Posted By smj
Without knowing all the details it seems a bit...

Without knowing all the details it seems a bit hard to determine who is at fault - if indeed anyone is... The property owner may not be the one who put the gate in the fence. Anyone with mineral...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-09-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,890
Posted By smj
Couple other notes - if when seated on the bike...

Couple other notes - if when seated on the bike and sitting up straight your forearms are angled up, the bars might be a bit high. If when seated and sitting up straight your forearms are angled...
Forum: Face plant 05-09-2014, 04:37 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,379
Posted By smj
I, for one, am willing to let brighter minds...

I, for one, am willing to let brighter minds determine fault on this one... OKlr, good to hear that you and your bike survived the crash! FYI - if you come out to Colorado to ride some time - we have...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-09-2014, 03:46 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,890
Posted By smj
Raise the bars, put on bars that are taller......

Raise the bars, put on bars that are taller... Also, move them forward. I am 6'4" and always feel bent over, and that my knees and hands are to close together. I bought a new top triple clamp form my...
Forum: Thumpers 05-08-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 278
Views: 17,168
Posted By smj
I guess I would have to say that I did regret...

I guess I would have to say that I did regret having bought a new 2007 KLR650... I had it a couple years and sold it. I found that it can do just about anything, but that it seemed underpowered,...
Forum: Ride reports 05-07-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,559
Posted By smj
Thomas - Wonderful RR post! You probably mention...

Thomas - Wonderful RR post! You probably mention this somewhere and I just missed it, but what time of the year were you guys on this tour? Do you think this was the best time of year to tour there,...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-28-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 9,432
Posted By smj
A few pics of my plated dirt bike... ...

A few pics of my plated dirt bike...

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g124/smjessup/Moab%202014/SAM_0034_zps3ec13841.jpg
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-10-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,628
Posted By smj
Just enough to have a great time!

Just enough to have a great time!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-23-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 9,302
Posted By smj
Taking that 15 minute ride work in the morning......

Taking that 15 minute ride work in the morning... And realizing just how beautiful the day truly is - and having to make an 8:00 AM meeting.
Forum: Orange Crush 03-17-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,906
Posted By smj
The local dealer would only let the standard 1190...

The local dealer would only let the standard 1190 out for a test ride... Ignorance does seem to be bliss! I'll keep my 990r for now - seems like a better fit, but I did like the power and controls on...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-17-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,247
Posted By smj
No two ruts are the same, and every rut can...

No two ruts are the same, and every rut can change pending weather, the amount of use it gets, and type of vehicle doing the pounding! I would suggest pay close attention to your line, and the...
Forum: Equipment 03-09-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,964
Posted By smj
I've been looking at three boots to try to do...

I've been looking at three boots to try to do both road and off road rides - 2 waterproof one not so much...

Sidi Adventure Gore-Tex
Alpinestars Toucan Gore-Tex
And the Gaerne SG-10 (Not...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-09-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,542
Posted By smj
I raised my bars for two reasons - I don't like...

I raised my bars for two reasons - I don't like it when sitting on the bike seat I have to reach down to the bars, I like my forearms parallel to the road. Also, when standing on the pegs, if I have...
Forum: Americas 03-05-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,473
Posted By smj
Hey El - you get to Colorado look me up. Drop me...

Hey El - you get to Colorado look me up. Drop me a PM and if you like - I can help you put some plans in place for this state (Colorado), and be happy to show you a few spots. I think we can even...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-14-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 401
Views: 19,011
Posted By smj
I had a host of 250's back in the 70's, and...

I had a host of 250's back in the 70's, and recently a yz250f... Handling wise I agree with the 250 so far as trail dogging goes. I have ridden the same terrain over the years on the 250f, wr426,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-14-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 401
Views: 19,011
Posted By smj
Hmmm... I think I would go 350 to 375 wet with...

Hmmm... I think I would go 350 to 375 wet with gear and farkles. And I would also want 200 mile plus range on a tank of gas. 60 hp - and I'd take more if I could get it. And it better not require 5k...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-14-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 401
Views: 19,011
Posted By smj
Wow. A bike all by itself is nothing without a...

Wow. A bike all by itself is nothing without a rider to kick it in gear... Bike choice is a very personal decision made by the rider. Where and how they ride it is a function of rider desire and...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-10-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,028
Posted By smj
I like Renazco seats. I have Renazco seats on...

I like Renazco seats. I have Renazco seats on both the XR650R and my 990R. Very pleased with both. I prefer the vinyl seat top. I have suede on the XR and vinyl on the 990. Also note, beware of gel...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-09-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,481
Posted By smj
I know how your buddy feels... I was going over...

I know how your buddy feels... I was going over Weston pass (part of the COBDR) on my F800GS, when two 990's went by me like I had the stand down!
Forum: Orange Crush 02-09-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,481
Posted By smj
Had the F800GS, now own a 990R, rode the 1190 but...

Had the F800GS, now own a 990R, rode the 1190 but not the R model, and also rode a 1200 GSA... When I bought the 990R the 1190 was not out yet. Don't have the funding to switch over, not sure that I...
Forum: Face plant 02-02-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 8,441
Posted By smj
Riding away after a crash is always great! ...

Riding away after a crash is always great!

When we take out groups of riders to learn adventure skills, one of the things we spend a lot of time on is front brake use off pavement. Start flat,...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-31-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,983
Posted By smj
My guess is that you will really enjoy the new...

My guess is that you will really enjoy the new ride! If you can't get along with the new group... Feel free to lurk here all you want!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-28-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 16,605
Posted By smj
My mistake... I assume that anyone who puts...

My mistake... I assume that anyone who puts themselves on a bike is paying attention to what they are doing!
Forum: Orange Crush 01-28-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,120
Posted By smj
Nice! I have a 2012 990 R and feel the same way....

Nice! I have a 2012 990 R and feel the same way. If you ever come to Colorado, drop me a line!
Forum: Orange Crush 01-26-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,120
Posted By smj
:rofl:clap:poser:happay

:rofl:clap:poser:happay
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-25-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 16,605
Posted By smj
From my experience with bicycles out here - those...

From my experience with bicycles out here - those folks who dress in dark, asphalt colored pant and jersey, on an asphalt colored bike with an asphalt colored helmet can really blend in and disappear...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-21-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 711
Posted By smj
If you deal direct... They have a bargain section...

If you deal direct... They have a bargain section there at the shop. (The shop is just down the road from me.) Sometimes they have some nice items for a great deal. Not always, but once in a while....
Forum: Orange Crush 01-19-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 9,439
Posted By smj
I've been a bit worried about that scenario...

I've been a bit worried about that scenario myself! Glad you are OK!
Forum: Orange Crush 01-19-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 9,439
Posted By smj
One thing I have noticed about mine - during...

One thing I have noticed about mine - during braking the rear tire seems to slide a lot on pavement. More so than what I've noticed with other tires.
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