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Discussion in 'Tejas and the Gulf States' started by Dadayama, Apr 25, 2012.
What bike are you riding?
that's a sick bike.
I'm really hating work right now....
I so want to go...
Really i'm mad... why can't i get paid to ride my motorcycle... then it would be a perfect world...
Q keep us informed how it goes...
A Stealth KLR! Under the radar and no sound.
I bet you can ride through the small "one light" towns at speed and go right past the Barney's running speed traps and they never even know you're there!
Performance Cycle is putting on a dual sport ride
Starts from Seaba Station Motorcycle Museum
I have not been but have heard about the two other ones they have put on.
It may be stealthy, but it has the worst side stand design evar. I decided near the end of the day to just hop on the turnpike and head back to the city. As I am riding down the turnpike I noticed the right front fairing is kinda flapping a bit. I pull over to take a look at it, put the bike on the sidestand and start to walk around to look and the bike fall right the freak over I guess because of the slight angle of the side of the road. So I pick up the bike, reach down and pop the clip back in the grommet and rid on. The clip comes out almost immediately so I decide to stop at the toll plaza where its a little flatter. I get off there, shake the bike to make sure its not gonna fall, take a look and notice one of the fairing bolts had come out. I have some zip ties in my pannier and decide to grab that, pull the pannier off the bike without thinking, this upsets the balance of the bike and over it goes again. ARGGHHH! Pick the bike back up, change its position, zip tie the fairing and head back. Fortunately the pelican case caught the bike both times so the only real damage is a few chips on the case and a little scrape on the hand guard which is no big deal. Time for a new or modified kick stand I guess.
I'll be there, see you guys next Tuesday. Who all is attending the sooner adventure ride?
Yesterday evening, I saw someone cruising down I-40 outside Choctaw on an old Jawa(?) with side cases and a spare tire hanging off the back.
I have never seen a Jawa before, so I went to google.
Not the prettiest of motorcycle designs but effective.
Might be a bit off the wall, and not likely to find the info I'm looking for, but my Google-fu is failing me today. Is there someone local that'd be classified as a suspension guru? I read about and hear about y'all that go to track days, and there are guys there that have years and years of experience and set up the suspension properly for rider/track/other-variables-I-can't-think-of. I've got 1500'ish miles on the bike now, and am looking at going out to TN around Thanksgiving with family and doing some riding while out there. Just been thinking that now maybe it's closer to time to get the suspension set up for ME rather than OEM. Haven't found anything online yet, so thought I'd turn to local knowledge.
Couple other things, I ordered some Michelin PR3's today, vague memories of tire mounting capabilities of an inmate, but that's as far as my brain goes it seems?
And secondly, looking to trailer the bike most of the way out to TN, is there anyone that has a SMALL trailer that I could borrow (I'll gladly pay some rental fee!) without my having to rent from a full on business? Will be putting a hitch on mum's van (which is the vehicle we'll be using) it's rated for a Class 2 hitch. And my bike only weighs 400~ lbs. I just don't really want to buy a harbor freight (as that's about all I could afford) trailer and have to drive so slow for what's already a 10-14 hour trip.
I've had 2 bikes done by house of horsepower in OKC. They are a part of cannon race craft who supplies springs for a ton of retailers. They did the suspension in my crf250x, xr200r, and the fork springs on my klr650.
Do you think they'd do one on a 2013 Triumph Daytona 675R? Your list sounds more dirt oriented, so in my mind that may make a difference. I don't know!
So your saying you want your suspension dialed in, but not like re-valved or sprung, then hell i don't know who to call. You can understand me assuming your were talking about an offroad bike since this is an adv forum lol
Thought i should give this a bump... hope to see some known faces and some new faces...
Yep, I definitely understand, thanks anyway!
Looks like I'll be able to make it to an OKC get together for the first time!!!! See you tomorrow!!!
And the weather is going to be perfect!
I plan on being there. Missed the last couple. I was hoping to bring a celebrity (of sorts) to this meeting but he seems to have been kidnapped. Adv Tor Nutzy Might have to scroll back some to get the whole story.
A replacement nut should be in the mail but it will be a few more days. However I will have his (new) sack there for a photo op
Dang it, I'm waiting on a craigslist guy to come over so we can make a deal on some music gear. If he doesn't stay too late, I'll head up there..
Hey all! Was nice meeting new faces and re-meeting ones I'd met before
For those that heard me talking about my ideas for modifying my bike, and are interested enough to read up on the bike I'm getting my ideas from, here's the article. http://rideapart.com/2013/10/ducati-1199-panigale-terracorsa-off-road-superbike-exclusive/