AR-NWA ADV BS thread

Discussion in 'Tejas and the Gulf States' started by Elvis70, Mar 27, 2009.

  1. stuckin

    stuckin Been here awhile

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    Any of you guys listen to music while riding? We have a Ipod. Figure it would be good to have at least one ear open to hear stuff going on around me. But it would be nice to have some music on.

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  2. ozarkrider

    ozarkrider Discombobulated Sociopath

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    Too dangerous for me to do that. I play music and I find myself getting into the tunes and losing concentration on my riding. Not a good outcome in most circumstances. :lol3

    I tend to sing to myself in the helmet, which gets you some really, really odd looks at a red light. :evil
  3. DrLewall

    DrLewall The Human GPS

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    I sometimes do..I go back and forth from local radio stations to bluegrass (banjo music :kumbaya ) on my Ipod...thats maybe 20% of the time tho..I tend to like it quiet so I can focus on motor noise and my surroundings
  4. stuckin

    stuckin Been here awhile

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    Yea i would love to listen to Bluegrass while riding. But i guess its better to focus on whats going on. I might hear banjos and think its the music on the ipod and not be about to get well u know :eek1

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  5. Dravintoad

    Dravintoad Toadthumpin

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    Lol. It's kinda like singing in the shower. Your voice actually sounds kinda good when you got wind and the thump of a cylinder or two to back you up.:lol3
  6. mouthfulloflake

    mouthfulloflake Not afraid

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    I listen to ipod, radio, and even occasionally field a phone call in helmet while riding.

    it certainly does detract from your concentration though, so I do not do it unless its low traffic, and I am feeling pretty safe.

    also, ive noticed, when I have some tunes cranked, and I am enjoying them, my speed increases without me noticing, Ill look down and be hauling ass.
  7. Vinduroman

    Vinduroman Been here awhile

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    LOL! You guys are PATHETIC!!! (In a great sort of way... laughing at you guys and Doc goin' at it.)

    Music while riding:

    No piped in music on the dirt bike... love to listen to the engine working, etc. I AM guilty of singing out loud every now and then when that "zen" type thing hits me that happens when riding.

    stuckin:

    NICE looking lil' thumper. What year/model is that? Honda obviously, but what year/model?

    THAT'S the way a dual sport bike is 'sposed to look: All business. Yes, I like my WR250R... but bikes are gettin' more complicated each year. IMHO, less is better when dealing with a serious dual sport bike.

    V-man
  8. tokyoklahoma

    tokyoklahoma 75%has been 25%wanabe

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    It makes it too hard to hear the voices in my head.:uhoh:loco:confused:sick:choppa:lol3
  9. stuckin

    stuckin Been here awhile

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    Thanks. Its a 2001 XR 400. plenty fast enough for me for right now. First bike ever. So still learning how to ride and all. But having a blast on it

    stuck
  10. stuckin

    stuckin Been here awhile

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    See i was hoping with the music it might help with the voices :D
  11. scotty69

    scotty69 Been here awhile

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    I just like to hear my bike!
  12. Albie

    Albie Kool Aid poisoner

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    It does, it makes the voices sing. :lol3
  13. stuckin

    stuckin Been here awhile

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    Great. Its bad enough just when they talk. Singing might just put me over the edge. But hey it might be fun to watch for you guys

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  14. mattmus4357

    mattmus4357 Been here awhile

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    No sir, not me. It's been nice out but not nice enough for shorts yet. I'm not into shorts on the bike either. I prefer to eat ground beef, not become it. Did get some good riding in today though!
  15. jtwest

    jtwest Redneck Adventererer

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    congrats on the bike !!! looks great...chain might be a little loose though..Im no expert just looks like it might be dangling excessively...might make it hard to go into reverse
  16. mattmus4357

    mattmus4357 Been here awhile

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    Got 143 miles in today doing the Natural Dam, Pannell Rd, Hopper tunnel route! Love the new GPS too, definitely couldn't have found my way with out it! Took a few detours off the route but ended up having a good time.

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    jtwest Redneck Adventererer

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    Well got it done,,wish I had the patience to show the pics in the process...but I built a "skeleton" out of PVC. found the nearest bolt on points..drilled a hole through the buddy handle..ran a threaded rod through the skeleton. attached carabiners to the skeleton through the case material top and bottom...to attach I just run the threaded rod through buddy handle and thread a wingnut then clip carabiners to buddy peg and luggage or opposite buddy handle...I went through 12 in water, jumped, wheelstanded, swerved, took gun out, shot, put gun back in, and went home...with no hassle, damage or hinderances...great short ride.!!!!:clap
  18. tokyoklahoma

    tokyoklahoma 75%has been 25%wanabe

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    I adjusted my brake pedal the other day, to make it ....uh....usable. :wink:

    And found that the PO had replaced the spring that keeps it from flopping around, with a spring from some drum brakes. You know the ones, the ones that hold the shoes.
    So after wasting half the day looking at the hardware, auto parts, and farm supply stores in town, I ordered three from McMaster Carr. :deal

    Sometimes I envy guys with modern bikes who can still find parts at bike shops and websites.:evil
  19. stuckin

    stuckin Been here awhile

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    I will have to check it out more. When i sit on it the chain tighens up some. But i just had new front and rear springs put on. So it might be a little loose.
  20. mouthfulloflake

    mouthfulloflake Not afraid

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    looks like a great route MattMus!

    the t200 I saw today had agas tank that was the dark blue color, and a yougn guy wearing a UofA red sweatshirt thing on .

    It looks like you checked out some of the vistas that most folks see from I540 right?

    can you share the route?