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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-17-2015, 02:30 AM
Replies: 3,212
Views: 396,752
Posted By B.Curvin
I'll bet it was a Barnett. I had the exact...

I'll bet it was a Barnett. I had the exact experience with an SV650. I replaced the stock clutch with a Barnett and it was crap. I've only used OEM since.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-07-2015, 05:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,632
Posted By B.Curvin
More akin to a frame machine for a car, but....

More akin to a frame machine for a car, but. http://www.gmdatl.com/

I had my old SV650 done. It made a noticeable difference on the track.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-04-2015, 06:32 AM
Replies: 3,212
Views: 396,752
Posted By B.Curvin
:lol3 :rofl :oscar I laughed out loud. No,...

:lol3 :rofl :oscar

I laughed out loud. No, seriously.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-02-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 3,212
Views: 396,752
Posted By B.Curvin
Went and spoke to my local dealer today. I'm...

Went and spoke to my local dealer today. I'm putting a deposit down next week with the option of picking the model I want if there are touring and dirt oriented options.

:D
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-01-2015, 07:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,868
Posted By B.Curvin
Pretty cool, BUTT, I would have backed off. I had...

Pretty cool, BUTT, I would have backed off. I had a crane take off in front of me while driving an F-150. He took off in the same direction I was headed, and couldn't gain altitude quickly enough. I...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-29-2015, 02:19 AM
Replies: 3,212
Views: 396,752
Posted By B.Curvin
If you haven't already, go test sit an Fj-09. I...

If you haven't already, go test sit an Fj-09. I tried one a few days ago and it's a seat away from ergonomic perfection for the long legged.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-28-2015, 07:02 PM
Replies: 3,212
Views: 396,752
Posted By B.Curvin
5'11" and a bit. 182lbs, 34" inseam. I can...

5'11" and a bit. 182lbs, 34" inseam. I can flatfoot a KTM 950 Adventure S, with a slight bend in my knees. :D

I want it tall. I believe I'll be putting a deposit down this coming Tuesday.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-25-2015, 08:01 AM
Replies: 3,212
Views: 396,752
Posted By B.Curvin
In my experience, even really good suspension is...

In my experience, even really good suspension is not sprung for my weight. I always plan a visit to Cogent Dynamics when I get a new bike. There's really good factory boingers, then there's properly...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-04-2015, 05:55 PM
Replies: 39,935
Views: 10,685,680
Posted By B.Curvin
But, he's angry, and he's wearing assless chaps....

But, he's angry, and he's wearing assless chaps. Can't be a fail.
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2015, 07:37 PM
Replies: 17,516
Views: 2,089,910
Posted By B.Curvin
I finished up a valve adjustment, JD Jet kit and...

I finished up a valve adjustment, JD Jet kit and the MC mod on my 09 today. For anyone that hasn't done the MC mod to their 2nd Gen, I strongly recommend it. Way smoother. It will pull to redline now...
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2015, 08:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,112
Posted By B.Curvin
I broke my old 2005 XR650R in the Motoman way. A...

I broke my old 2005 XR650R in the Motoman way. A bit harder actually. I rode ~3 miles letting it warm up then chased a 900SS up a curvy mountain road. When I sold it, it had never used a drop of oil...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 04-16-2015, 08:28 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,417
Posted By B.Curvin
+100. I ran set of 270s for three rides, pulled...

+100. I ran set of 270s for three rides, pulled them off and gave them away.

For real dual sport action I've found Metzeler Unicross to be my favorite. Very aggressive offroad, and amazingly...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 04-16-2015, 08:25 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,390
Posted By B.Curvin
Apparently that guy's still wet behind the ears.

Apparently that guy's still wet behind the ears.
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2015, 05:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 608
Posted By B.Curvin
+7 I'm probably picking up a DR650 soon....

+7

I'm probably picking up a DR650 soon. Everything will go straight to Rick (Cogent). It will be the second DR he's set up for me.
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2015, 01:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 956
Posted By B.Curvin
I'd snatch it up and do something silly with it. ...

I'd snatch it up and do something silly with it. :deal
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2015, 11:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 956
Posted By B.Curvin
Most folks here probably think a freewind is what...

Most folks here probably think a freewind is what you get after chowing on a bag of prunes.

It needing a little mechanical love wouldn't bother me at all, but it would come down to it's overall...
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2015, 11:15 AM
Replies: 8,751
Views: 2,285,923
Posted By B.Curvin
That looks like it. Thanks

That looks like it.

Thanks
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2015, 04:26 AM
Replies: 8,751
Views: 2,285,923
Posted By B.Curvin
And just as importantly, does it do a proper job...

And just as importantly, does it do a proper job of getting rid of the buffeting and cutting down noise?
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2015, 03:30 AM
Replies: 8,751
Views: 2,285,923
Posted By B.Curvin
Which windshield and windshield stand-off is...

Which windshield and windshield stand-off is this.

Thanks
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-10-2015, 07:05 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,835
Posted By B.Curvin
If my wife wanted to start "dual sporting" with...

If my wife wanted to start "dual sporting" with me, I would be looking at DR200s and TW200s. No way in hell would I put her on any V-Strom. I already have an XR75 and an XR100. If she decides to ride...
Forum: Road Warriors 01-12-2015, 04:19 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,075
Posted By B.Curvin
:deal I currently own a 2009 KLR. My second...

:deal

I currently own a 2009 KLR. My second KLR. To the OP, get a DR or XR-L if you want to test the dirty waters. The KLR is fine for its intended purpose, but the others are much more dirt...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 01-01-2015, 02:47 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 160,195
Posted By B.Curvin
fa·ce·tious fəˈsēSHəs/ adjective adjective:...

fa·ce·tious
fəˈsēSHəs/
adjective
adjective: facetious

treating serious issues with deliberately inappropriate humor; flippant.



:fpalm
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 01-01-2015, 01:34 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 160,195
Posted By B.Curvin
I'm glad somebody got it. :thumb

I'm glad somebody got it.


:thumb
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 01-01-2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 160,195
Posted By B.Curvin
KLR. The first production motorcycle with ABS and...

KLR. The first production motorcycle with ABS and traction control standard.

And still cheap.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-21-2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 3,839
Views: 802,447
Posted By B.Curvin
Dave! How's it going bud? I just sold the...

Dave! How's it going bud?

I just sold the van about two months ago. It gave Anna and I many great miles and nights camping.

I hope your Holidays are great.

Brent
Forum: Regional Forums 11-14-2014, 02:11 AM
Replies: 2,008
Views: 120,458
Posted By B.Curvin
I plan to be there.

I plan to be there.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-10-2014, 03:14 AM
Replies: 781
Views: 184,690
Posted By B.Curvin
Have you made video yet? I would love to see/hear...

Have you made video yet? I would love to see/hear a ride by.

Thanks
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 11-03-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,164
Posted By B.Curvin
Or just put the fuel in a jar and wait (days or...

Or just put the fuel in a jar and wait (days or weeks), it will separate on its own.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 11-02-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,209
Posted By B.Curvin
I would absolutely still ride, but I do think it...

I would absolutely still ride, but I do think it would lose a tidge of the "flavor". At least for me anyway. I am an adrenaline junkie.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 10-26-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 39,935
Views: 10,685,680
Posted By B.Curvin
How's that song go? "It's raining pigs"!

How's that song go? "It's raining pigs"!
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 10-24-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,898
Posted By B.Curvin
I've done it in California, Colorado, Arizona,...

I've done it in California, Colorado, Arizona, England and the Isle of Man. I consider every one of the trips an adventure.

So yes, and do it.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 10-22-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 19,731
Posted By B.Curvin
Same here, mostly. I still ride as fast, or...

Same here, mostly. I still ride as fast, or faster than I did before racing, but my envelope is larger now. I still pursue learning at every opportunity, I just do it on my own.

Little bit of...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 10-21-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 39,935
Views: 10,685,680
Posted By B.Curvin
No need to teach my friend. I just do a block...

No need to teach my friend. I just do a block pass when an inconsiderate douche wont move. :D
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 10-19-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 11,157
Posted By B.Curvin
2009 KLR650. Caribou top box, tall windshield, 1...

2009 KLR650. Caribou top box, tall windshield, 1 up on the front. 5' 11" rider weighing 180lbs w/out gear. 75/80 on the interstate everyday, 32 mile round trip.

38/39 mpg.

I once got 55mpg on...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 10-17-2014, 03:13 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,751
Posted By B.Curvin
The new V-Strom 1000 with a couple inches added...

The new V-Strom 1000 with a couple inches added to the seat foam. TORQUE! right now. AMAZING sound with an exhaust.

You're welcome.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 10-10-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 12,897
Posted By B.Curvin
My wife rolls down the window to yell at whistle...

My wife rolls down the window to yell at whistle pigs (ground hogs).

What does she yell? "WHISTLE PIG!". She tries to get them to look up.


:norton
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 10-10-2014, 02:27 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 12,897
Posted By B.Curvin
I wave at cows, and moo at them. Screw...

I wave at cows, and moo at them.

Screw scooterists.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 10-05-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 9,956
Posted By B.Curvin
I just used the "contact us" button. :)

I just used the "contact us" button. :)
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 09-28-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 39,935
Views: 10,685,680
Posted By B.Curvin
I hope none of the tree fitty sixes crashed. This...

I hope none of the tree fitty sixes crashed. This was in my showroom for two days until he picked it up to head to the rally.
...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 09-28-2014, 04:31 AM
Replies: 39,935
Views: 10,685,680
Posted By B.Curvin
One of my favorite movies. :clap

One of my favorite movies.

:clap
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