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Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,419
Posted By SRG
The Berg 390 is a unique bird, with few of usual...

The Berg 390 is a unique bird, with few of usual drawbacks. Almost all parts are standard KTM. A little heavier than the latest gen., but a very capable bike at a bargain price.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-14-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 5,330
Views: 299,434
Posted By SRG
When trying to stay out other folks way, no.

When trying to stay out other folks way, no.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-11-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 1,874
Views: 87,260
Posted By SRG
Whoops, when you said Pedlars, I was thinking...

Whoops, when you said Pedlars, I was thinking Taskers.

Taskers is a rocky bitch, esp. the side trails. I don't know about Pedlars.

I do know that Vabuckaroo took his 950 Adv. up Big Levels...
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 253
Posted By SRG
:gerg In the old days - If you left the key on...

:gerg In the old days - If you left the key on for a long time and the points happen to be closed = overheated/fried coil. I vaguely remember doing this to an old Beetle.

On anything new, I think...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-11-2014, 05:55 AM
Replies: 1,874
Views: 87,260
Posted By SRG
JM - If you did Pedlars on a big GS I only have...

JM - If you did Pedlars on a big GS I only have one thing to say: :bow

So when are we going? I can't do Sat. AM.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-10-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 1,874
Views: 87,260
Posted By SRG
Sat. afternoon? I don't think a big GS is a...

Sat. afternoon?

I don't think a big GS is a good idea on Big Levels or Shoe Creek - either one is enough for me on a 300# dirt bike. YMMV.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-08-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,933
Posted By SRG
So OP, what bike are you riding? Some bikes...

So OP, what bike are you riding?

Some bikes want to be ridden standing more than others. I had a couple of 640 KTM's - they liked you to stand allot and steer w/ the rear. Now I have a Husaberg...
Forum: Thumpers 08-27-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,474
Posted By SRG
One of these things is not like the others. Hint...

One of these things is not like the others. Hint - it has excellent brakes, suspension, handling and power. The other 2 don't. The question is, do you want ALL those things or not.
Forum: Thumpers 08-27-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 5,721
Views: 802,144
Posted By SRG
Coat both head and mid pipes, inside and out. Get...

Coat both head and mid pipes, inside and out. Get a free flowing can. Send excess heat out the tailpipe, away from bike and rider.
Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,612
Posted By SRG
You have some minor bike problems, but you have a...

You have some minor bike problems, but you have a major dealer problem.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-26-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 1,874
Views: 87,260
Posted By SRG
Quite a flurry of activity here. Enough energy to...

Quite a flurry of activity here. Enough energy to actually go for a ride?

Nice weather for the next couple of afternoons?

I guess my minibike might keep up w/ the big boys.

PS - don't speed...
Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,607
Posted By SRG
A suggestion from the "mostly street bike that...

A suggestion from the "mostly street bike that can do a little dirt" side of the spectrum:

Ducati 620 Multistrada (used)
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-24-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 217
Posted By SRG
Hey there. Welcome to the neighborhood. Keep a...

Hey there. Welcome to the neighborhood. Keep a eye on this thread : http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=388596&highlight=charlottesville

Whatever local activity that comes up usually gets...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-23-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 1,874
Views: 87,260
Posted By SRG
Which one of you hoodlums left all those marks on...

Which one of you hoodlums left all those marks on Wesley Chapel Rd. yesterday? My inner bushman says you were going north at around 4 pm.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-23-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 33,042
Views: 8,051,010
Posted By SRG
Newsflash - Thomas ain't doing it wrong....

Newsflash - Thomas ain't doing it wrong. Different bike, different style.
Forum: Thumpers 08-22-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 5,721
Views: 802,144
Posted By SRG
Just a data point - My '10 FX450 has it's header...

Just a data point - My '10 FX450 has it's header pipes ceramic coated inside and out. The can is an FMF Powercore 4. The bike has NO blanket, insulation, wrap, thermostat or fan. I've had no...
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 5,721
Views: 802,144
Posted By SRG
Inside and out?

Inside and out?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-21-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,976
Posted By SRG
Has the bike got a neutral light? Worth a glance...

Has the bike got a neutral light? Worth a glance sometimes.
Forum: Trials 08-20-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 581
Views: 97,596
Posted By SRG
Post the pix. What size is it? I have a Moto.

Post the pix. What size is it?

I have a Moto.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-20-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 33,042
Views: 8,051,010
Posted By SRG
You are right, he is dragging stuff. He also has...

You are right, he is dragging stuff. He also has a hell of bike lean angle there. I would suggest that he might be going a bit quickly for the street. If he going to that fast, he should lean in more...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-20-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 33,042
Views: 8,051,010
Posted By SRG
To all the "you must hang off the inside/lean as...

To all the "you must hang off the inside/lean as much as the bike or (preferably) more" is mandatory believers -

No you don't, depending on the bike. Supermotos, dualsports, adventure bikes and...
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 5,721
Views: 802,144
Posted By SRG
Nice bike Koko. Take it easy getting used to it,...

Nice bike Koko. Take it easy getting used to it, you'll have plenty of time to really see what she's got later.

Shortman - That constant debris on the screen doesn't sound good to me. Is it...
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 5,721
Views: 802,144
Posted By SRG
I gotta ask - how does a trials tire, even a DOT...

I gotta ask - how does a trials tire, even a DOT one, do on the pavement? In the twistys? at 80? after 1000 miles of D/S use? can you do any of that at 8psi?
Forum: Equipment 08-18-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,478
Posted By SRG
A couple of comments/thoughts: Every...

A couple of comments/thoughts:

Every headlight aiming instruction I've ever seen wants the horizontal cutoff of the low beam (upper sharp edge) to be nearly equal to the height of the headlight's...
Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 5,721
Views: 802,144
Posted By SRG
Just as another (cheap) headlight option : ...

Just as another (cheap) headlight option :

My headlight is a KTM unit, but had the same pitiful 35w/35w bulb. If you take the mask off, remove the bulb and it's holder you will see that a H4...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-14-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 5,330
Views: 299,434
Posted By SRG
"The MUP doesn't look too bad, but the road is...

"The MUP doesn't look too bad, but the road is certainly a bit of a FIRST WORLD problem."

Fixed it for you.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-10-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 33,042
Views: 8,051,010
Posted By SRG
Good one Mike. The bakes were dragging and...

Good one Mike.

The bakes were dragging and then the engine quit on my old beetle, then some twit on a child's toy was holding me up by taking the lane on his tandem unicycle. Was that you?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-10-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 33,042
Views: 8,051,010
Posted By SRG
About the same as a close encounter w/ a bear cub...

About the same as a close encounter w/ a bear cub while riding, which happened to me yesterday.

The low odds of any one individual encountering them does not reduce their self absorbed ashattery...
Forum: Thumpers 08-10-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 10,137
Posted By SRG
The entry level Porsche is a used one. Same w/...

The entry level Porsche is a used one. Same w/ the euro bikes and lots of other high quality stuff. I've had a bunch of nice euro bikes and never spent much more than $5k for any one of them and I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-10-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 33,042
Views: 8,051,010
Posted By SRG
If I was behind those pinheads and their...

If I was behind those pinheads and their entourage, blocking the road and going slow as shit, damn right it would piss me off, just like any other bunch of self absorbed asshats doing the same thing.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-09-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,571
Posted By SRG
You missed the deer (mostly) excellent job. ...

You missed the deer (mostly) excellent job.

A couple of things I have programed myself to do - as soon as you see one anywhere near your path = brake firmly now. I'd rather over react (safely)...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-08-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 1,874
Views: 87,260
Posted By SRG
Meeting HG in downtown Earlysviile at 11 tomorrow...

Meeting HG in downtown Earlysviile at 11 tomorrow morning.

Just in case you care.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-08-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 1,874
Views: 87,260
Posted By SRG
Hey Happy - Watcha got in mind? PM sent. ...

Hey Happy - Watcha got in mind?

PM sent.

Anyone else?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-08-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,112
Posted By SRG
So a group of amateurs officially recognizes a...

So a group of amateurs officially recognizes a group of professionals?

I hear the driving instructors at the local high schools are considering awarding members of the grand prix drivers...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-08-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 1,874
Views: 87,260
Posted By SRG
Seems to be a little activity here and some new...

Seems to be a little activity here and some new inmates.

Anyone up for a D/S ride this weekend?
Forum: Thumpers 08-07-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,711
Posted By SRG
Every time you see "KTM" in this thread please...

Every time you see "KTM" in this thread please read "modern euro bike". There are others, some arguably better than the KTM gold standard.

:pot
Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,641
Posted By SRG
Just to be clear on my trials bike comment -...

Just to be clear on my trials bike comment - perfectly good, modern, USED trials bikes can be had for as little as $2k. The latest, greatest new ones are indeed pricey.

The best bargain (used) TAT...
Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,641
Posted By SRG
You didn't ask for this, but I'll tell you anyway...

You didn't ask for this, but I'll tell you anyway - the ultimate two wheeled toy is a modern trials bike. You don't need to put a big dent in your moto fund either, a perfectly nice one can be had...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-03-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 1,874
Views: 87,260
Posted By SRG
Hey VB - Would you mind an ADVer or two? If not,...

Hey VB - Would you mind an ADVer or two? If not, could you tell me where "the ranch" is. I'd like to get out today. Thanks.
Forum: Thumpers 07-31-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 357
Posted By SRG
Some proof of it's overpriceyness: ...

Some proof of it's overpriceyness:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=998000

If you really like LC4's, see if you can find an E like the one above. You will have just as much fun on...
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