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Forum: Thumpers 05-26-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 3,865
Views: 1,222,028
Posted By richardnixon
http://flic.kr/p/nsYC3J

http://flic.kr/p/nsYC3J
Forum: Thumpers 05-25-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 3,865
Views: 1,222,028
Posted By richardnixon
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/05/26/9a3e9ede.jpg ...

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/05/26/9a3e9ede.jpg

Chasing super bikes at Laguna Seca today. Front straight is looooong!
Forum: Thumpers 05-04-2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 3,865
Views: 1,222,028
Posted By richardnixon
19/17

The front rim is 19" x 2.15". The rear rim is 17" x 4.50".

I run the same gearing as stock SMC. Superplush reworked the suspension to accommodate my fatness (250lbs).
Forum: Thumpers 05-04-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 3,865
Views: 1,222,028
Posted By richardnixon
Here are some more pics showing the setup. I...

Here are some more pics showing the setup. I quite like the stance of the bike a with the 19/17.

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/05/05/ru9ubuze.jpg
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/05/05/4u5ehase.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 05-04-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 3,865
Views: 1,222,028
Posted By richardnixon
The 19/17 setup started as an experiment. I...

The 19/17 setup started as an experiment. I wasn't prepared to go full SMC with new forks and triples. There tire selection is pretty decent with exception of super sticky pure track tires. Right now...
Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 3,865
Views: 1,222,028
Posted By richardnixon
19/17 tire setup. Definitely passing. Poor guy

19/17 tire setup. Definitely passing. Poor guy
Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 3,865
Views: 1,222,028
Posted By richardnixon
Passing an RC8 at Sears Point. ...

Passing an RC8 at Sears Point.

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/05/04/adu9a3eb.jpg
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-14-2013, 11:52 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,824
Posted By richardnixon
If you already own the bike and are registering...

If you already own the bike and are registering it here you should not have a problem. The 7500 mile rule applies to purchasers of out of state bikes. I believe this rule only applies to 49 state...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-24-2013, 01:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,425
Posted By richardnixon
Revzilla

Revzilla shows the Metzler Tourance Next in stock in GSW sizes
Forum: Americas 05-12-2013, 09:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 395
Posted By richardnixon
What should we see? Where should we ride? (SF to Banff to Vancouver)

My brother and I are riding from San Francisco to Banff to Vancouver and back in mid-July. What should we see? Where should we ride?

Thanks,
Lowell
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-18-2013, 09:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,909
Posted By richardnixon
Eric's Motorcycles in Pasadena Closing

My Facebook page had this post from Eric's Motorcycles this morning.

"As it stands right now, our last day of regular business is Jan 31, and our "liquidation/retirement/get out of town" sale will...
Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2012, 07:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,110
Posted By richardnixon
Standard RAD hubs

I went with the standard RAD hubs
Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2012, 05:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,110
Posted By richardnixon
Excel + RAD Wheels

I wanted to change my KTM 690 Enduro to 19" Front and 17" Rear Wheels. Woody's had been very highly recommended. I spoke with Zach to figure out what I wanted and to get a quote. Zach was super...
Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2012, 05:26 PM
Replies: 3,865
Views: 1,222,028
Posted By richardnixon
KTM 690 City

Here's a new take on the KTM 690 platform. I wanted to build a great general purpose bike for weekend tarmac rides, commuting and just having fun. The bike started out as a very nice used 2010 KTM...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-09-2011, 03:18 PM
Replies: 686
Views: 49,708
Posted By richardnixon
Motorcycle transport offer (Vegas to LA)

Hello,
My brother and I are planning to ride LABV this year. We'll likely be driving back on Sunday or Monday in a U-Haul. Is anyone interested in space in the truck for their bike coming back? What...
Forum: Thumpers 11-08-2011, 02:15 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 19,612
Posted By richardnixon
More Moab commentary

Think Yamaha XT500, not "Ready to Race"
Forum: Thumpers 11-08-2011, 02:05 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 19,612
Posted By richardnixon
Panic!

OK. So a concept bike comes out and a significant number of folks panic that Husqvarna is doomed. Quick news flash. Without new riders Husqvarna is doomed. BMW rescued Husqvarna from the brink of...
Forum: Thumpers 11-08-2011, 09:56 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 19,612
Posted By richardnixon
Husqvarna Moab Concept

I really dig the Moab concept. I don't see anything in the new products or concepts that suggests the TE, TC or TXC bikes are compromised or going away. It looks to me like BMW is providing the cash...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-06-2011, 10:52 PM
Replies: 686
Views: 49,708
Posted By richardnixon
Bike Transport from Vegas to Pasadena

Does anyone have space in their truck to bring a bike back from Vegas? The bike is a Husqvarna TE 510.

Thanks,
Lowell
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-05-2011, 02:17 PM
Replies: 31,189
Views: 2,894,781
Posted By richardnixon
Count me in

Hello,
I have been lurking for a couple months. If the invite is open for the Christmas party I'd like to join and meet some of the folks here.

Lowell
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-04-2011, 08:29 PM
Replies: 686
Views: 49,708
Posted By richardnixon
I think driving Monday is probably the smart...

I think driving Monday is probably the smart play. I can do either. You could leave your car/truck at my place in Pasadena as an alternative.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-04-2011, 12:23 AM
Replies: 686
Views: 49,708
Posted By richardnixon
Dual-sport noob

After 14 years riding on asphalt I joined the ranks of dual-sporters this year. Riding off-road is a blast and has definitely improved by skills. But I am still a noob.

I am planning to ride LABV...
Forum: Beasts 07-01-2011, 10:54 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 43,849
Posted By richardnixon
All angles and dirt styled plastic

You are all old grumps. The design of the new bike looks great. Husky has produced a naked roadbike with obvious connection to their existing lineup off road machines. The performance numbers look...
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2011, 09:41 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 301
Posted By richardnixon
WTB stock wheel set for 2009 Husqvarna TE 510

I am looking for a set of spare stock wheels for my TE 510. Thanks.

Lowell
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-01-2011, 12:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,720
Posted By richardnixon
Where to Ride in San Miguel de Allende

Despite not being street legal, I rode the bike on and off road. The dealer informed me that there is an enduro course south of town, but I mostly wanted to see the region a bit.

San Miguel ->...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-01-2011, 12:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,720
Posted By richardnixon
Motorcycle Rental in San Miguel de Allende

Relaxing in San Miguel de Allende in Mexico. Beautiful weather. Beautiful scenery. While there are many places to rent scooters and quads, finding a proper 2 wheeled motorcycle is a challenge. The...
Forum: Racing 01-01-2011, 09:21 AM
Replies: 12,452
Views: 985,729
Posted By richardnixon
Dakar TV Coverage

Eurosport and others have streaming online coverage, but usually block USA viewers. The solution is to use a VPN/Proxy service like Hide My Ass.
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2010, 04:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 859
Posted By richardnixon
Husqvarna 510 SMT

Here are some pictures of the touring mods I've made to my Husky 510 SMR. This bike is my canyon and "distance" bike.

- Acerbis Rallye Pro Handguards
- Renthal Fatbars
- IMS 3gal tank
-...
Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2010, 07:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,916
Posted By richardnixon
Husqvarna Owner Opinion

I am the current owner of a 2009 Husqvarna 510 SMR (basically a 510 TE with street tires). I have also owned 2 KTMs. While I loved the KTMs, I'd suggest going with the Husky.

My local dealer is...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-09-2007, 09:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 468
Posted By richardnixon
Los Angeles

Try Pro Italia. Great brands. Nice helpful people. They also have an online store.

http://www.proitalia.com
Forum: Equipment 09-06-2007, 12:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,716
Posted By richardnixon
Fantastic Boots

I am on my second pair of these boots. They are by far the BEST boots I have ever owned. I will only buy Daytona boots.
Forum: Road warriors 09-05-2007, 09:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 721
Posted By richardnixon
Oil window

I had the exact same problem. The bike was losing lots (1/2 quart) of oil. Drips on the ground. Oil on my boots.

I was told by the dealer that they had seen this problem before. The only real...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-22-2007, 09:45 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,923
Posted By richardnixon
KTM Dealers

I think the real issue is KTM dealers. My experience has been that most KTM dealers are not really well positioned to sell the exotic street product KTM is developing. The bikes are sold side-by-side...
Forum: Road warriors 08-20-2007, 10:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 790
Posted By richardnixon
Recall

The story I got from my dealer is that it is a recall. The twist was he said they will only fix it if the problem becomes terminal and the bike stops starting. Needless to say this answer didn't make...
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