ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Riding > The perfect line and other riding myths
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 12-26-2012, 08:37 AM   #18601
Mr_Gone
Innocent Culprit
 
Mr_Gone's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2010
Location: Mountain Home, Arkansas
Oddometer: 3,707


I don't understand... how does he use the back brake? Because we all know if he touches that front brake....
__________________
To ride, or not to ride? Now that's a stupid question.
Mr_Gone is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2012, 08:41 AM   #18602
Craneguy
British Hooligan
 
Craneguy's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2011
Location: Muscat, Oman, Cuerna, Mexico, Houston, Tx
Oddometer: 994
Quote:
Originally Posted by Beto View Post
I call fake. We all know he would have already gone over the handlebars if he used his front brake

Edit: Beaten by mr_gone... Oh well.
__________________
Young enough to know I can. Old enough to know I shouldn't. Stupid enough to do it anyway
'13 Duc Multi GT, '10 Vstrom 1k, '07 GSA, '10 KLR
Craneguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2012, 11:22 AM   #18603
bwalsh
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Jan 2009
Location: Hell town
Oddometer: 9,955
Quote:
Originally Posted by SteelB12 View Post
If you guys see mine on this road you better pass while you can. It is SLOW
A buddy has a 67 turtle top camper with a slightly modified engine.

We took it down route 81 from Front Royal VA to Johnson City TN and back one weekend. We were doing 80 mph+ and passing everything on the highway!
__________________
2004 XR650L / 2001 R1150GS
NWVA TAG NWVA TAG MAP RTE THREAD & IN LIST



bwalsh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2012, 11:33 AM   #18604
ErikY.
Insulhater
 
ErikY.'s Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: North of you, probably
Oddometer: 1,848
Quote:
Originally Posted by bwalsh View Post
A buddy has a 67 turtle top camper with a slightly modified engine.

We took it down route 81 from Front Royal VA to Johnson City TN and back one weekend. We were doing 80 mph+ and passing everything on the highway!
"Slightly modified"?
__________________
"Live your own life, for you will die your own death" Roman proverb.
"Know yourself as nothing; feel yourself as everything."-Rupert Spira
"Touratech have nice mounting kits but they want a testicle and half a square yard of scrotum skin for them. They can f*** right off." Frey Bentos
ErikY. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2012, 11:58 AM   #18605
RandyG
Adventurer
 
RandyG's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: 30 min from the overlook (Deals Gap)
Oddometer: 93
Quote:
Originally Posted by Barnone View Post
That semi is gonna over take the squid!
Not a squid, one of my riding buddies, plenty of track days under his belt, just trying to help folks out coming the opposite direction, never know it could of been you he was trying to help out.
RandyG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2012, 03:02 AM   #18606
Bikenstitches
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Bikenstitches's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2010
Location: Northeast CT
Oddometer: 423
Quote:
Originally Posted by ErikY. View Post
"Slightly modified"?
A guy just picked up a used engine from me driving a 'turtletop' from NC, towing a trailer with a garden tractor on it! Oh, and he had installed a TDI engine in it; sounded awesome!
__________________
12 Tiger 800XC
05 F650 Dakar
04 WR250F
75 Montesa 247
65 Norton 650ss
Bikenstitches is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2012, 08:02 AM   #18607
Boon Booni
Red Clay Halo
 
Boon Booni's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2003
Location: Richmond, Va
Oddometer: 12,558
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bikenstitches View Post
A guy just picked up a used engine from me driving a 'turtletop' from NC, towing a trailer with a garden tractor on it! Oh, and he had installed a TDI engine in it; sounded awesome!
I drove one of those things all over Australia.



Loved driving it, 80-85kph was typical cruise, and once with a big tail wind I got it way over 100kph. Felt like we were flying. It was a seemingly rare fuel injected motor with automatic transmission. Feel like the trans really helped the wrong side driving issue. No need to figure out how to shift with my left hand. Great little vehicle and only found out we'd burned some exhaust valves when we went to sell it right before leaving.




In Darwin we had some ears made to direct more airflow into the engine compartment. You can kind of see them here..



... defintely kept the oil temp down, but it was probably too little too late as I think the drive from Adelaide to Darwin is what did the motor in.

I'd love to own one again with a real motor, and better suspension.
__________________
A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men.

You can be Han Solo, and I can be another Han Solo...

Boon Booni screwed with this post 12-27-2012 at 08:09 AM
Boon Booni is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2012, 12:26 PM   #18608
Mr_Gone
Innocent Culprit
 
Mr_Gone's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2010
Location: Mountain Home, Arkansas
Oddometer: 3,707
If Killboy doesn't post some new photos, I'm going to resort to posting random motorcycle-related pix. I swear I'll do it. Don't push me, man... don't push me. I'll do it. I really will do it.

Oh, the humanity!!!

__________________
To ride, or not to ride? Now that's a stupid question.
Mr_Gone is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2012, 12:30 PM   #18609
GSequoia
Where are my tools?
 
GSequoia's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2010
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Oddometer: 942
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr_Gone View Post
If Killboy doesn't post some new photos, I'm going to resort to posting random motorcycle-related pix. I swear I'll do it. Don't push me, man... don't push me. I'll do it. I really will do it.

Oh, the humanity!!!

Gear fail.
__________________
2005 KLR 650 A bit beat up but works just fine. Powered by really angry canaries.
1985 Suzuki GS700E Some assembly required
1977 Cimatti City Bike. What, you call that a build thread? Officially stalled...
GSequoia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2012, 12:31 PM   #18610
thetable
Beastly Adventurer
 
thetable's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2008
Location: Western Loudoun Co, VA
Oddometer: 1,041
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr_Gone View Post
If Killboy doesn't post some new photos,
Umm, welcome to winter, mountains of NC get cold, slayers stop coming, locals don't buy pics. Next pics he's likely to post are from his vacation in some nice, warm place.
thetable is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2012, 01:34 PM   #18611
Whitebread117
I do what I want
 
Joined: Apr 2011
Location: Western NC
Oddometer: 456
Gap has salt/sand this time of year which means street bikes don't show, so KB is done til March/April.

The Gravel Dragon is still going strong, but no photogs or pirates to draw attention to it.

Whitebread117 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2012, 02:15 PM   #18612
Beto
RustyGasket
 
Beto's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2007
Location: Mrs. Sauga & Dela-Where?
Oddometer: 1,825
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Phrog
"...if you can't dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bullshit."

Originally Posted by Ogre_fl
"If it's anyone's fault for a crash... it's always the Ass Fault."
Beto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2012, 03:07 PM   #18613
100mpg
This sentance intent
 
100mpg's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2006
Location: ionally finished in this space.
Oddometer: 16,322
calling all cars! the big bad wolf wanted! last seen riding a blue motorcycle on the dragon!
Quote:
Originally Posted by Beto View Post
__________________
"I'd rather wake up in the middle of nowhere than in any city on Earth" - Steve McQueen
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255). DSI #694
100mpg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2012, 03:29 PM   #18614
DAKEZ
Beastly Adventurer
 
DAKEZ's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2007
Location: U-gene, OR.
Oddometer: 19,213
__________________
“Watch out for everything bigger than you, they have the "right of weight"
Bib
DAKEZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2012, 03:32 PM   #18615
GSequoia
Where are my tools?
 
GSequoia's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2010
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Oddometer: 942
Quote:
Originally Posted by 100mpg View Post
calling all cars! the big bad wolf wanted! last seen riding a blue motorcycle on the dragon!
Do you suppose he has one of these?

__________________
2005 KLR 650 A bit beat up but works just fine. Powered by really angry canaries.
1985 Suzuki GS700E Some assembly required
1977 Cimatti City Bike. What, you call that a build thread? Officially stalled...
GSequoia is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 03:51 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014