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Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 77,658
Views: 8,439,585
Posted By Pointyhead
They sure do. I have a set of .55's on my XRL.

They sure do. I have a set of .55's on my XRL.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-08-2013, 11:30 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 7,604
Posted By Pointyhead
Yeah, the ERC I took on base two years ago...

Yeah, the ERC I took on base two years ago covered all of that. Less of a chance for education and more of an observation of your riding skills.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-04-2013, 07:20 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 7,604
Posted By Pointyhead
Come and ride in the mountains of Italy. ...

Come and ride in the mountains of Italy. Terribly steep and littered with switchback and decreasing radius turns. You too will understand trail braking.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-03-2013, 02:54 AM
Replies: 576
Views: 108,812
Posted By Pointyhead
Long time subscriber and first time poster. ...

Long time subscriber and first time poster.

Bummed to read about the news. The bike can be fixed and luckily you did not get hurt when things went south, could have been a lot worse. :freaky
Forum: Vendors 12-14-2012, 07:03 AM
Replies: 694
Views: 157,104
Posted By Pointyhead
My Stever Stove finally made it! 24 days in the...

My Stever Stove finally made it! 24 days in the mail, thanks USPS!

Here is a shot of the test drive, 3 hit moka pot on top of the Stever Stove, fueld with about 2 ounces of denatured alcohol.
...
Forum: Vendors 11-19-2012, 06:26 AM
Replies: 694
Views: 157,104
Posted By Pointyhead
Sent $9 for a regular stove. Thanks

Sent $9 for a regular stove.

Thanks
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-22-2012, 06:54 AM
Replies: 35,127
Views: 8,766,715
Posted By Pointyhead
http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/s72...

http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/s720x720/539385_10151201654393140_1280620370_n.jpg

Lowering the center of gravity.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-20-2012, 10:47 AM
Replies: 35,127
Views: 8,766,715
Posted By Pointyhead
He is on a VRod, so he does not have a choice....

He is on a VRod, so he does not have a choice. Great bike until you have to get around a corner. :rofl

I don't miss the one I had for even one second.
Forum: Thumpers 06-04-2012, 06:47 AM
Replies: 77,658
Views: 8,439,585
Posted By Pointyhead
Would anyone know if this would also apply to the...

Would anyone know if this would also apply to the brake line?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-04-2012, 01:23 PM
Replies: 35,127
Views: 8,766,715
Posted By Pointyhead
Looks like the traffic I deal with on any given...

Looks like the traffic I deal with on any given ride in Italy! :evil
Forum: Equipment 03-24-2012, 12:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,733
Posted By Pointyhead
I agree that leather may offer an advantage over...

I agree that leather may offer an advantage over textiles in the event of a crash. However I have never worn leather riding garments and had a great chance to test my textile gear last fall when I...
Forum: Thumpers 02-05-2012, 02:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 687
Posted By Pointyhead
Check this place out....

Check this place out. http://www.procycle.us/bikepages/xr650l.html#sm6094c

They advertise straight rate springs all the way up to .80 .

I have to do something about the springs in my 2007 XRL...
Forum: The Garage 06-26-2009, 09:54 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 13,155
Posted By Pointyhead
Try to get a small lawnmower gas tank, I got mine...

Try to get a small lawnmower gas tank, I got mine from my neighbor. :evil
Forum: The Garage 11-25-2008, 09:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,338
Posted By Pointyhead
Looks fine and the magnetic base is handy. As far...

Looks fine and the magnetic base is handy. As far as the accuracy that indicator in the picture should do well. You need an accuracy of .001 (one thousandth) and the "10" mark is .010 (10...
Forum: Beasts 11-03-2008, 09:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,236
Posted By Pointyhead
Thanks for the laugh break after a shitty day! I...

Thanks for the laugh break after a shitty day! I have some new tires for the Strom in the garage. First some beer then off to work!
Forum: Thumpers 10-20-2008, 09:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 686
Posted By Pointyhead
Look what happens when you ask them for a deal on...

Look what happens when you ask them for a deal on the original purchase of the bike.
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2008, 10:47 AM
Replies: 77,658
Views: 8,439,585
Posted By Pointyhead
Check out http://www.cycleracks.com/ I just...

Check out http://www.cycleracks.com/

I just got one for myself and I like it a lot!
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2008, 11:17 AM
Replies: 77,658
Views: 8,439,585
Posted By Pointyhead
Tell us how you really feel!:rofl:clap:lol3:wink:

Tell us how you really feel!:rofl:clap:lol3:wink:
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2008, 07:54 AM
Replies: 77,658
Views: 8,439,585
Posted By Pointyhead
You can do mods to make nearly any bike fit. I am...

You can do mods to make nearly any bike fit. I am about an inch taller than you, same weight, and the DRZ400 felt like a mini bike to me. I opted for the XR650L because it fit me better right out of...
Forum: The Garage 01-22-2008, 08:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,269
Posted By Pointyhead
Buy the $3 meter if that is all you are going to...

Buy the $3 meter if that is all you are going to do. I was an aircraft tech for sveral years and all we used were Flukes. We needed fast reads and super high accuracy.
Forum: The Garage 01-22-2008, 09:17 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 27,231
Posted By Pointyhead
Great points made! I was an aircraft technician...

Great points made! I was an aircraft technician for the USAF and I cringed at the thought of Snap On tools. The phillips screwdrivers were the worst I have ever used. The tips would just crumble if...
Forum: Beasts 01-02-2008, 06:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 842
Posted By Pointyhead
I would pick the red one!

I would pick the red one!
Forum: Beasts 11-16-2007, 09:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 371
Posted By Pointyhead
right from the cover of mine Part #...

right from the cover of mine

Part # 99011-06G54-03A
Forum: Beasts 11-13-2007, 09:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,524
Posted By Pointyhead
You have chosen wisely Grasshopper

You have chosen wisely Grasshopper
Forum: Beasts 11-13-2007, 06:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,524
Posted By Pointyhead
bacon or butter?

bacon or butter?
Forum: Beasts 11-08-2007, 01:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,227
Posted By Pointyhead
I felt the same way when I came from a Kawasaki...

I felt the same way when I came from a Kawasaki Meanstreak, chromed and polished, to a V Strom. I have had that bike for 5 months and have washed it twice. Get your Tiger dirty and put it away wet....
Forum: Beasts 10-09-2007, 11:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,921
Posted By Pointyhead
I am going to see how long I can leave the dirt...

I am going to see how long I can leave the dirt on the Strom. I would rather be out riding than washing. This is no Harley afterall. My former cruiser riding buddies cannot understand why I ride what...
Forum: Beasts 09-29-2007, 03:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 788
Posted By Pointyhead
There is some of the info you need here. ...

There is some of the info you need here.
http://11109.rapidforum.com/topic=108377099759&search=stock%20spring%20rate
Forum: Beasts 09-09-2007, 11:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,083
Posted By Pointyhead
Sounds about right to me. My VEE is not real...

Sounds about right to me. My VEE is not real happy below 2500rpm, and 1200 should be about where the idle should be. It took some getting used to after coming from a cruiser that would pull form...
Forum: Equipment 06-30-2006, 06:41 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 10,752
Posted By Pointyhead
Good call. I saw what gatorade did to a guy's eye...

Good call. I saw what gatorade did to a guy's eye after he went thru tear gas training. Not pretty!

DESTRO
Forum: Equipment 06-30-2006, 08:40 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 10,752
Posted By Pointyhead
Here are some low buck drinks you can make at...

Here are some low buck drinks you can make at home. I used recipe 1 more times than I can think of. As for your camelback absorbing flavors? I had this problem until I switched to a Platypus...
Forum: Beasts 06-28-2006, 07:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 945
Posted By Pointyhead
Is there any way to get that 10:39 of my life...

Is there any way to get that 10:39 of my life back?
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