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Forum: Road warriors 08-20-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 3,585
Views: 388,813
Posted By pmelby
cheers, melby

cheers,
melby
Forum: Road warriors 08-10-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 480
Views: 53,513
Posted By pmelby
No, I have not ridden a H-D 48 or any other...

No, I have not ridden a H-D 48 or any other modern bike that features a front tire of that aspect ratio.

You tell me what the advantages are, if any. Other than aesthetics and/or supposed...
Forum: Road warriors 08-10-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 480
Views: 53,513
Posted By pmelby
Great, old time bikes had fat tires. What has...

Great, old time bikes had fat tires. What has that got to do with a modern bike other than aesthetics?

This new Indian 'Scout', which is supposed to harken to a 'performance' bike of the past,...
Forum: Road warriors 08-10-2014, 05:39 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 53,513
Posted By pmelby
That explains it then, styling exercise.:lol3 ...

That explains it then, styling exercise.:lol3

cheers,
melby
Forum: Road warriors 08-08-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 480
Views: 53,513
Posted By pmelby
Fat front tire

What's the deal with the thick profile front tire. Is there a good reason for this or it is just another cruiser bike styling exercise?

Wouldn't a larger (more un-sprung wt, more gyroscopic...
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 3,936
Views: 1,257,810
Posted By pmelby
690R & X-Country at MN300

Here's a pic of my 690R and a buddy with his G650XCo taking a breather after a muddy section on the MN300 Adv Ride. I'm pretty much mud from knee to shoulder on my right side....
Forum: Thumpers 06-14-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 3,936
Views: 1,257,810
Posted By pmelby
Yeah, its pretty sad. Only one or two DS/touring...

Yeah, its pretty sad. Only one or two DS/touring bikes for every 100 v-twin cruiser types, most with with straight pipes. It was a real treat to get off the paved roads and get away from those...
Forum: Thumpers 06-14-2014, 04:20 AM
Replies: 3,936
Views: 1,257,810
Posted By pmelby
Black Hills SD

Just got back from 10 days in the Hills, did about 500m of forest service roads including rides up to Bear Mtn & Cement Ridge fire lookouts. Fantastic bike for those roads, great on the paved...
Forum: Road warriors 05-26-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 572
Views: 124,493
Posted By pmelby
Fantastic looking bike, and the only H-D model...

Fantastic looking bike, and the only H-D model that I have ever had the desire to ride/own. I've come close to buying a couple of these but I've always held back.

I can't get past the fact that...
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 3,936
Views: 1,257,810
Posted By pmelby
As it was, I had a tough time getting the seat. ...

As it was, I had a tough time getting the seat. I sent it to Sonia at Renasco in December and told her that I' wouldn't need it until March or so. I didn't get it back until the 2nd week in April....
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 3,936
Views: 1,257,810
Posted By pmelby
1st KTM, @ 53 is it too late?

Thanks to flea market and an ADVrider from MI, I'm the proud owner of this beauty:

2011 690R...
http://pmelby.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/KTM-690R/i-NNDk7zB/0/L/P1010195-L.jpg

Mods over the winter...
Forum: Road warriors 03-23-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 2,368
Views: 221,369
Posted By pmelby
Thanks, I guess that my method of searching the...

Thanks, I guess that my method of searching the 2014 model line up didn't work. I tend to ignore the 'flash' screens as marketing and I didn't get the 'Street' as the trade-marked name of the...
Forum: Road warriors 03-22-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 2,368
Views: 221,369
Posted By pmelby
I don't see any mention of it on the 2014 model...

I don't see any mention of it on the 2014 model line up on the H-D website.

melby
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-12-2014, 01:52 AM
Replies: 4,107
Views: 375,429
Posted By pmelby
Are all H-D test rides escorted? I did a test on...

Are all H-D test rides escorted? I did a test on an XR1200 a couple of years ago and was surprised that there was an escort rider (on a straight piped big twin, no less:puke1) who followed me...
Forum: Thumpers 12-31-2013, 06:19 PM
Replies: 3,936
Views: 1,257,810
Posted By pmelby
Please disregard the questions about the offset...

Please disregard the questions about the offset adjustment, did a search in the 690R Wunderthread and all my questions are resolved.

Trying to keep this a pics only thread...

cheers,
melby...
Forum: Thumpers 12-31-2013, 06:09 PM
Replies: 3,936
Views: 1,257,810
Posted By pmelby
Sorry, only -15f as of now, a slight warming...

Sorry, only -15f as of now, a slight warming trend. Been dang cold so far this winter, good thing that we've got global warming, or it would really be f..cking cold.:lol3

Regarding the fork...
Forum: Thumpers 12-31-2013, 04:00 PM
Replies: 3,936
Views: 1,257,810
Posted By pmelby
The rear axel attachment is from PitBull, a...

The rear axel attachment is from PitBull, a trailer restraint system. These restraints are primarily sold to folks that trailer a street bike to a track-day type event. I've modified a set of...
Forum: Thumpers 12-31-2013, 03:37 AM
Replies: 3,936
Views: 1,257,810
Posted By pmelby
Thanks. I got to ride the bike a few times...

Thanks.

I got to ride the bike a few times before the dark ages set in, noticed that it was easy to induce a head shake. I've never had a bike with this light and quick steering so I figure that...
Forum: Thumpers 12-30-2013, 06:55 PM
Replies: 3,936
Views: 1,257,810
Posted By pmelby
New to me 690R

Here's the bike after a ~1200mile round trip drive to collect it. Many thanks to the inmate who sold it to me for taking such good care of it:...
Forum: Thumpers 12-29-2013, 06:17 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,303
Posted By pmelby
Multistrada to 690R

I'm working on transiting from road touring to dual sport type touring. Just picked up a lightly used 2011 KTM 690R Enduro. I briefly tried a 650 X-Country but found it too cramped. Love the power...
Forum: Road warriors 12-26-2013, 03:55 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 13,212
Posted By pmelby
'75?? XL250 (purchased in '79) '82?? 650...

'75?? XL250 (purchased in '79)
'82?? 650 Nighthawk
'84?? V45 Sabre
'85 K100RT (bought new, still have)
'89 R100GS (bought new)
'91 R1100RS
'01 R1150GS (bought new)
'05 R1200GS
'08 K1200R
'09...
Forum: Road warriors 12-18-2013, 03:29 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 12,284
Posted By pmelby
Yeah, sublime motor, light weight etc. not...

Yeah, sublime motor, light weight etc. not air-cooled though...

Try this in 'Thumpers':
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=910436

cheers,
melby
Forum: Road warriors 12-15-2013, 06:37 AM
Replies: 2,368
Views: 221,369
Posted By pmelby
:norton The EPA has been regulating the...

:norton

The EPA has been regulating the allowable pollution from commercial jet engines sine 1973.:deal

http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-06-18/pdf/2012-13828.pdf

melby
Forum: Road warriors 12-14-2013, 05:49 AM
Replies: 1,560
Views: 164,768
Posted By pmelby
Adding 4-6" to a wheelbase that is already...

Adding 4-6" to a wheelbase that is already 68"?:cry

cheers,
melby
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-14-2013, 05:21 PM
Replies: 4,107
Views: 375,429
Posted By pmelby
The good old days.....:rofl cheers, melby

The good old days.....:rofl

cheers,
melby
Forum: Thumpers 10-13-2013, 06:04 AM
Replies: 9,029
Views: 1,324,556
Posted By pmelby
New to me X-Country

Here's a pic of my new '08 X-Co thanks to Flea Market. Also, thanks goes out to the previous owner and inmate for taking such good care of the bike.
...
Forum: Road warriors 09-06-2013, 03:02 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 20,878
Posted By pmelby
It appears to me that these people know what they...

It appears to me that these people know what they are doing. Go to the LASD test, virtually the same numbers for the H-Ds. Seems like the MSP top speed test is pretty fool proof, pretty hard not to...
Forum: Road warriors 08-31-2013, 02:45 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 20,878
Posted By pmelby
Chevrolet Caprice 9C1 6.0L 0-100mph 14.28sec ...

Chevrolet Caprice 9C1 6.0L
0-100mph 14.28sec
1/4m 14.52sec @ 100mph
top speed 154mph

from this test:
http://michigan.gov/documents/msp/VehicleTestBook2013-sm_406312_7.pdf

cheers,
melby
Forum: Road warriors 08-29-2013, 02:39 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 20,878
Posted By pmelby
Michigan Authority Vehicle Testing

The Michigan State Police is apparently going to be testing a couple of Moto Guzzi this year as well as a Yamaha. Should be interesting to see the results of the performance testing.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-22-2013, 03:08 AM
Replies: 479
Views: 27,712
Posted By pmelby
API advertising campaign against ethanol. ...

API advertising campaign against ethanol.


http://www.keloland.com/newsdetail.cfm/ad-against-ethanol-causes-controversy/?id=150809

From AAA;
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-10-2013, 02:37 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,960
Posted By pmelby
Parade Stupidity

I inadvertently ended up in the middle of a cruiser 'parade' today. This happened on MN23 between Spicer and New London; I was in my cage headed north on the 4-lane, divided highway when I noticed a...
Forum: Beasts 08-09-2013, 04:11 PM
Replies: 5,956
Views: 1,183,755
Posted By pmelby
They work for me. As the dealer is...

They work for me.

As the dealer is 150+miles away, and I service my own bike, the dynabeads just make sense. I've used them on 4 sets of tires on 3 different bikes, every time they worked as...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-07-2013, 04:49 PM
Replies: 479
Views: 27,712
Posted By pmelby
The force is strong with this one.:lol3 ...

The force is strong with this one.:lol3

cheers,
melby
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-05-2013, 05:46 PM
Replies: 479
Views: 27,712
Posted By pmelby
Ducati is going this route after the problems...

Ducati is going this route after the problems associated with their PA-6 nylon tanks and crappy ethanol gas. One thing about the CNG cylinder, it is good until 2024.:clap

cheers,
melby
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-05-2013, 02:47 AM
Replies: 479
Views: 27,712
Posted By pmelby
If you think that the energy density of EToh is...

If you think that the energy density of EToh is bad, consider that it requires a 70l (18.5gal) CNG tank to give the equivalent energy of 5.2gal of gas (GGE).

That would be like building the bike...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-03-2013, 03:48 PM
Replies: 479
Views: 27,712
Posted By pmelby
How about the benefit that it is a renewable...

How about the benefit that it is a renewable source of energy that doesn't have to be imported? We're importing on the order to 500,000 barrels per day of gasoline and the blending components to...
Forum: Beasts 08-03-2013, 02:31 PM
Replies: 5,956
Views: 1,183,755
Posted By pmelby
Mid-season break for new tires

Just finished pulling the wheels and levering off the old skins. Surprisingly easy getting the tires off of the wheels, the carcass of the Pirelli's not quite as stiff as the Tourance, etc. The...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-30-2013, 05:55 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,593
Posted By pmelby
I'll be the first to agree that I'm not a H-D...

I'll be the first to agree that I'm not a H-D fan, especially when the majority of riders in my area are of the 'Bubba Blatt' variety, and the only riding they do is weekend 'runs', ending up with...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-30-2013, 05:10 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,593
Posted By pmelby
I don't understand the mentality, purchasing a...

I don't understand the mentality, purchasing a vehicle just because of a name. If I was to be putting my hard earned money down on a toy, I sure as hell would investigate the market to see what is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-30-2013, 04:10 PM
Replies: 479
Views: 27,712
Posted By pmelby
E15-20 in a Big Twin

I can see the benefits or running a higher EToh blend in a motorcycle like a large displacement v-twin, the higher octane and also evaporative cooling effect of the fuel would be positive. Sure...
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