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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-18-2013, 02:37 AM
Replies: 3,819
Views: 860,365
Posted By TheWall
Glenn Highway, between Anchorage and Glennallen,...

Glenn Highway, between Anchorage and Glennallen, on my way home from Seattle:
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-VF5WG4hQ4FY/Ug6dtegUaYI/AAAAAAAAEWQ/NMpI84mvk8I/w797-h598-no/IMG_4279.JPG
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-18-2013, 02:34 AM
Replies: 2,217
Views: 517,866
Posted By TheWall
Just returned home from this trip two days ago: ...

Just returned home from this trip two days ago:
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-lpZot9m4thM/Ug6DxGFSijI/AAAAAAAAEPg/KTFH_Qb3CTA/w797-h598-no/IMG_4253.JPG

...and:...
Forum: Equipment 08-18-2013, 02:27 AM
Replies: 6,674
Views: 2,673,882
Posted By TheWall
Here is all of my gear -- except for tent,...

Here is all of my gear -- except for tent, sleeping bag and mattress pad -- that I took on an overnighter on the Denali Highway:...
Forum: Equipment 08-18-2013, 02:17 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,044
Posted By TheWall
I have run two rear 705's on my DL650 with 6234...

I have run two rear 705's on my DL650 with 6234 miles on the first and 4192 on the second. The second one is not worn out yet, but I replaced it with a Trail Attack -- which I really don't like --...
Forum: Alaska 06-26-2013, 09:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,181
Posted By TheWall
Welcome!

Welcome!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-26-2013, 09:18 PM
Replies: 1,839
Views: 175,623
Posted By TheWall
Hey, Vulfy If you need performance parts...

Hey, Vulfy

If you need performance parts (brake pads, braided lines, etc.) for your SV650 give Blair at svracingparts.com/ (http://svracingparts.com/) a shout. I've bought all the brake parts...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-27-2013, 06:56 PM
Replies: 1,839
Views: 175,623
Posted By TheWall
Laugh Memorial Day Practice

Got two new participants today!

sort of... :D

My wife was ready to get some practice in a parking lot before taking her CB750A out on the streets. We spent some time just riding in circles in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-13-2013, 11:47 AM
Replies: 1,839
Views: 175,623
Posted By TheWall
Thanks! Now I just have to learn to *do* it,...

Thanks!

Now I just have to learn to *do* it, as well as explain it :rofl

Off-topic: I took my wife's CB750A out for a ride the other night, and stopped in a school parking lot for a few minutes...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-13-2013, 11:14 AM
Replies: 1,839
Views: 175,623
Posted By TheWall
What I got from the video is that speed is...

What I got from the video is that speed is irrelevant (with a caveat, which I'll get to in a minute) -- rather, the lean angle of the bike is what determines your turn radius, once the handlebars are...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-13-2013, 10:34 AM
Replies: 1,839
Views: 175,623
Posted By TheWall
Watch the video again, and notice the difference...

Watch the video again, and notice the difference in turn radius with the bike perpendicular to the ground and with the bike leaning into the turn. You *CANNOT* get a max performance turn without...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-13-2013, 09:14 AM
Replies: 1,839
Views: 175,623
Posted By TheWall
I like that! :clap If you get one, let us know...

I like that! :clap If you get one, let us know how it does :)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-12-2013, 01:55 PM
Replies: 1,839
Views: 175,623
Posted By TheWall
Awesome clip! Seems to me someone (Vulfy,...

Awesome clip!

Seems to me someone (Vulfy, IIRC :) on the forum last summer was trying to point out exactly this same principle and explain how it works. The explanation was convincing, but the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-04-2013, 10:54 PM
Replies: 1,839
Views: 175,623
Posted By TheWall
The weather here in AK finally cleared up enough...

The weather here in AK finally cleared up enough that I was able to spend a few minutes doing GP8 in the parking lot after work yesterday (Friday). Still running wide around the cones, and having a...
Forum: Alaska 04-23-2013, 05:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 841
Posted By TheWall
Very nice! :clap I want something very much...

Very nice! :clap

I want something very much like that for my next bike :)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-22-2013, 11:48 AM
Replies: 1,839
Views: 175,623
Posted By TheWall
Is GPS precise enough to provide meaningful data?...

Is GPS precise enough to provide meaningful data? As I understand, GPS accuracy (without using WAAS) is on the order of a couple of meters. Since the front and rear wheel contact patch is roughly...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-19-2013, 04:57 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 75,339
Posted By TheWall
You certainly make it all look easy! Very nicely...

You certainly make it all look easy! Very nicely done, and a great write-up, too.

+1 on West System epoxy. IIRC, it is one of two brands of epoxy that have pumps that you can use to meter the...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-13-2013, 10:45 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 75,339
Posted By TheWall
Congrats! :freaky

Congrats! :freaky
Forum: Alaska 04-09-2013, 04:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,763
Posted By TheWall
I love the idea of some trail or rough road...

I love the idea of some trail or rough road competition, but riding a street-bike-with-dirt-bike-aspirations, namely a Wee-Strom, you guys with for-real dirt bikes would walk all over me :muutt
...
Forum: Alaska 04-08-2013, 09:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 624
Posted By TheWall
Thumb Sounds like fun! Registered.

Sounds like fun! Registered.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-05-2013, 10:35 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 75,339
Posted By TheWall
It's a work of art. Hope to see you cruising...

It's a work of art. Hope to see you cruising around town on it once the snow melts!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-02-2013, 05:40 PM
Replies: 1,839
Views: 175,623
Posted By TheWall
When you try it, make sure to post a video of it...

When you try it, make sure to post a video of it here :wink: We'd love to see how it goes!

Slightly off-topic: I'd love to try my hand with a trials bike! That looks like soooo much fun! :clap
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-29-2013, 03:53 PM
Replies: 2,217
Views: 517,866
Posted By TheWall
Re: snow yeah we had snow and could not turn around

I know the feeling. My DL650 in the mountains above Anchorage, Alaska:
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-qqeSjffXOEY/T7gN8YMmqVI/AAAAAAAACfU/IQWDKbwfWOw/s1024/IMG_3671.JPG

That's the trail I...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-28-2013, 07:39 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 75,339
Posted By TheWall
Subscribed! Nice job on the build -- you've...

Subscribed!

Nice job on the build -- you've done a great job so far! :clap:clap:clap

I've got a project in the garage that has started to get frustrating, so it's good for me to see someone...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-22-2013, 12:16 PM
Replies: 1,839
Views: 175,623
Posted By TheWall
Still snowing here in AK as well, which is a good...

Still snowing here in AK as well, which is a good thing considering I still need to replace the rear wheel bearings; change the oil, oil filter and air filter; seat the bead on the front tire that I...
Forum: Alaska 03-21-2013, 02:56 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,769
Posted By TheWall
Very Interested, depending upon when it is.

Very Interested, depending upon when it is.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-01-2013, 10:34 AM
Replies: 1,839
Views: 175,623
Posted By TheWall
You could argue that either way. I've owned...

You could argue that either way. I've owned domains and run web servers; they are all shut down today. Currently, I use Google's Blogger (http://ak-vstrom.blogspot.com/), Picasa...
Forum: Alaska 02-28-2013, 02:24 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,276
Posted By TheWall
*I* was a native Texan until my dad joined the...

*I* was a native Texan until my dad joined the Air Force when I was three! I still enjoy hot weather, but nevertheless, I've lived in AK since '89, so I guess I have acclimated :D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-20-2013, 07:47 PM
Replies: 1,839
Views: 175,623
Posted By TheWall
Wish I had something constructive to offer, but...

Wish I had something constructive to offer, but all I can say is that I feel for ya' :cry
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-20-2013, 07:00 PM
Replies: 1,839
Views: 175,623
Posted By TheWall
Do you ship to Alaska? :D Honestly, I'm...

Do you ship to Alaska? :D

Honestly, I'm seriously bummed to hear about your misfortune. Hope there's a silver lining for you somewhere.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-20-2013, 06:19 PM
Replies: 1,839
Views: 175,623
Posted By TheWall
+1 on that, especially with the two bikes in...

+1 on that, especially with the two bikes in question. Both the cafe and the VFR are drop-dead gorgeous bikes, SS!
Forum: Alaska 02-20-2013, 03:22 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 42,342
Posted By TheWall
Me with my old new ride ('09 Suzuki DL650) a...

Me with my old new ride ('09 Suzuki DL650) a couple of years ago...:
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-ssCF79wi3Jw/TjZBngtILRI/AAAAAAAABmA/eRuf-hnxGzM/s640/IMG_3184.JPG

...and me with my new old...
Forum: Alaska 02-20-2013, 02:35 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,276
Posted By TheWall
Talking Because I haven't been there yet, and that's why...

Because I haven't been there yet, and that's why I bought a motorcycle in the first place -- to go places I haven't been and see things I haven't seen before. YMMV, but I rather enjoy seeing the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-08-2013, 01:09 PM
Replies: 1,839
Views: 175,623
Posted By TheWall
Well...yeah. Don't you give hand signals before...

Well...yeah. Don't you give hand signals before going around each cone when practicing gymkhana? :rofl (Why do I suddenly have the feeling I'm about to get a non-DOT approved hand signal/gesture...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-07-2013, 10:28 AM
Replies: 1,839
Views: 175,623
Posted By TheWall
Thumb Welcome! I, too, carry about a half-dozen tennis...

Welcome! I, too, carry about a half-dozen tennis balls in the side-cases of my Wee-Strom, due to the bad influence of the other gents in this thread :D

As far as a moto-gymkhana rule...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-01-2013, 10:18 AM
Replies: 1,839
Views: 175,623
Posted By TheWall
Give it a try and let us know! :D By the...

Give it a try and let us know! :D

By the way, SS, glad you're out of the worst of the weather! Hope it stays that way for you.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-11-2013, 02:57 PM
Replies: 1,839
Views: 175,623
Posted By TheWall
Ahhh, now I get it! Dang...guess I'm slow on...

Ahhh, now I get it!

Dang...guess I'm slow on *AND* off the bike :D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-11-2013, 12:29 PM
Replies: 1,839
Views: 175,623
Posted By TheWall
Awesome! I can't wait to see it; the video had...

Awesome! I can't wait to see it; the video had me pretty thoroughly confused :huh
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-11-2013, 10:01 AM
Replies: 1,839
Views: 175,623
Posted By TheWall
:rofl But how long does it take to...

:rofl

But how long does it take to *memorize* that course?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-05-2013, 04:21 PM
Replies: 1,839
Views: 175,623
Posted By TheWall
This is what I've been up since the snow started...

This is what I've been up since the snow started in October:
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-HNa_RGTMubc/UOi1AwUWkYI/AAAAAAAADTI/ji4xUzIhjU4/s400/20130105_141708.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-05-2013, 01:19 PM
Replies: 1,839
Views: 175,623
Posted By TheWall
Thumb Well...I guess that's one way to overcome your...

Well...I guess that's one way to overcome your fearing of falling on a bike! :rofl I really got excited by watching the scene where they were practicing in the mud; I still think off-pavement...
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