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Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 11-26-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 5,620
Views: 469,802
Posted By Mambo Dave
I've wanted to - I've been right beside the park...

I've wanted to - I've been right beside the park (at the chain) with the DR650, but the entrances were always closed. I'd say that from the angle I was looking at it ... the most extreme DOT...
Forum: Ride reports 11-23-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 401
Views: 137,229
Posted By Mambo Dave
Can't embed it, but here is a video of modern day...

Can't embed it, but here is a video of modern day couriers. Of course it isn't nearly as exciting, but the job is out there if you want it badly enough :D
...
Forum: Road warriors 11-21-2014, 01:24 AM
Replies: 252
Views: 27,331
Posted By Mambo Dave
For a daily commuter, if that style of cruiser is...

For a daily commuter, if that style of cruiser is what you want to ride, it's fine.

As a former Vulcan owner, many of the Vulcans just weren't / aren't anything to get excited about (sort of the...
Forum: Australia 11-15-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 2,919
Views: 560,644
Posted By Mambo Dave
The ship flexing is amazing even in this small...

The ship flexing is amazing even in this small storm.

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Forum: Road warriors 11-15-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 27,331
Posted By Mambo Dave
The guy I bought my Vulcan from used to ride with...

The guy I bought my Vulcan from used to ride with Harleys in the desert. He said that they'd need to stop once in a while since one, then another, Harley would overheat. But that wasn't a problem...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 11-11-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 6,135
Views: 493,923
Posted By Mambo Dave
Just looking at current ads, found MY OLD BIKE...

Just looking at current ads, found MY OLD BIKE being sold in Hollywood, FL ... and the guy is using the pictures I used (my pictures) in my craigslist ad back in 2012 to sell it.
...
Forum: Road warriors 11-10-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 4,197
Views: 694,969
Posted By Mambo Dave
Most people know why - maybe some people just...

Most people know why - maybe some people just don't want to admit it? It's old enough news that I'm surprised you even wrote that.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-08-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 9,936
Views: 2,045,718
Posted By Mambo Dave
Even young GS guys will say anything to protect...

Even young GS guys will say anything to protect their notions of GS's being the primary / main / best RTW motorcycle. It's fucking ridiculous.

I used to work with a Columbian guy - in his 30's...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 11-01-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 6,135
Views: 493,923
Posted By Mambo Dave
1965 Chevy Corvair Custom Buggy for Sale! - $3399...

1965 Chevy Corvair Custom Buggy for Sale! - $3399

:lol3

http://ocala.craigslist.org/cto/4701636546.html

http://images.craigslist.org/00Q0Q_1cMZ7eanGzq_600x450.jpg
Forum: The Garage 10-26-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 2,463
Views: 337,455
Posted By Mambo Dave
Some Jeep parts aren't available as new...

Some Jeep parts aren't available as new anymore... so I attempted to fix the part. The next step would be to re-engineer the part if this one rusts away or fails again.

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Forum: Road warriors 10-25-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 15,264
Posted By Mambo Dave
I re-sprung mine at the front end with better...

I re-sprung mine at the front end with better springs ... it really made the bike nice.

But it's been sitting on the back patio for over a year now ... anyone from south Florida want an EX500...
Forum: Equipment 10-25-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,406
Posted By Mambo Dave
I am speaking more of steel mesh and airflow...

I am speaking more of steel mesh and airflow channels integrated into the harder parts of boots, like my (and some other) cycling shoes have:
...
Forum: Equipment 10-23-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,406
Posted By Mambo Dave
Thank you. While not as protective as Aplinestar...

Thank you. While not as protective as Aplinestar offroad / mx boots I like to wear, I will keep them in mind.

I'd rather have the protection of a good leather MX boot with the vents... but...
Forum: Equipment 10-22-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,406
Posted By Mambo Dave
"Guaranteed waterproof....a myth in my...

"Guaranteed waterproof....a myth in my experience"

I fully agree.

I live in a climate that the opposite is needed, yet so many quasi-bikers refuse the idea. Down here in south Florida it is...
Forum: Equipment 10-22-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 21,491
Posted By Mambo Dave
Which is what everyone concluded way back after...

Which is what everyone concluded way back after this thread was made ... but for some reason it gets brought back up and not-too-bright heavier / higher HP bikers are again bumping the thread.
Forum: The Garage 10-22-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,218
Posted By Mambo Dave
Most motorcyclists who know don't use high, nor...

Most motorcyclists who know don't use high, nor mid-, octane anyway.

Apparently the info has already passed around Italian bike circles, but failed to make it here?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-18-2014, 05:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,975
Posted By Mambo Dave
+1 Now do they start most of the "new bike"...

+1

Now do they start most of the "new bike" the threads? I don't know... but there is no doubt they are here to control the propaganda that comes out, and to counter / drown / dismiss the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-15-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,309
Posted By Mambo Dave
That truck looks pretty cool. -- It's...

That truck looks pretty cool.

--

It's not weird, just unique and sorta rare, I once found one of those old large 1950's cars with the push-button shift transmission (buttons on the dashboard). ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-10-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 9,936
Views: 2,045,718
Posted By Mambo Dave
I have an EX500 in the back patio that I need to...

I have an EX500 in the back patio that I need to put back together.

For the time I had it it was fun. I looked like a dork riding it from one end of Florida to the other, lengthwise, but it was...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-10-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,115
Posted By Mambo Dave
Using 100% of the motor's power is not using 100%...

Using 100% of the motor's power is not using 100% of the bike under most circumstances.

ZX-7R when I had it on the track - up to 100%, and while it did amazingly well (it would surprise the crap...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-08-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 35,678
Views: 9,035,125
Posted By Mambo Dave
I have to admit that my sleep system, which seems...

I have to admit that my sleep system, which seems enough, just failed me last winter when camping in below freezing weather.

Not sure how cold it got that night, but 10 minutes after I left the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-04-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,113
Posted By Mambo Dave
Have to say I haven't seen center-line riding...

Have to say I haven't seen center-line riding pirates... ever. And I'm in south Florida now (originally from PA).

I'm not saying they don't exist, but are you absolutely sure their handlebars are...
Forum: Road warriors 10-02-2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 921
Views: 137,118
Posted By Mambo Dave
You know I don't see it. If I did see it, I...

You know I don't see it. If I did see it, I wouldn't still be craving the old ones over the new ones. Now I've sat on the real deal, but I can probably drive over to the Indian dealership and sit...
Forum: Thumpers 10-02-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 102,508
Views: 20,096,318
Posted By Mambo Dave
Who didn't know I'd have another vehicle that's...

Who didn't know I'd have another vehicle that's right on the edge of a conversion year? Mine is a 2002 ... I think ... I can't recall. But if it is, then I could have either the old or new style.
...
Forum: Road warriors 10-02-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 921
Views: 137,118
Posted By Mambo Dave
Please show me in what way it is an adaptation of...

Please show me in what way it is an adaptation of its namesake.

Or did you mean an adaptation of some other brand's bike, lol? :lol3
Forum: Road warriors 10-02-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 921
Views: 137,118
Posted By Mambo Dave
I see your point. Nice seating on that...

I see your point. Nice seating on that Bonneville, for sure - that's a bike that could serve an owner for a lifetime and a million miles of scooting around.

As for the quasi-Scout ... it's OK...
Forum: Road warriors 10-02-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 921
Views: 137,118
Posted By Mambo Dave
Both examples of pegs seem extreme for a neutral...

Both examples of pegs seem extreme for a neutral riding position. Maybe I'm wrong, but I think both of those bikes are semi-sporterized bikes, aren't they?
Forum: Road warriors 10-02-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 921
Views: 137,118
Posted By Mambo Dave
Looks fun. Looks more like a UJM clone, but...

Looks fun. Looks more like a UJM clone, but that's fine. Certainly not what I wanted with a standard cruiser, but do-able with the lack of options out there (if they didn't make it like the stunter...
Forum: Road warriors 10-02-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 921
Views: 137,118
Posted By Mambo Dave
Either the footpegs are a good deal forward or...

Either the footpegs are a good deal forward or they ain't.

Considering I worked right next to an Indian dealership, actually got to sit on a real Scout, and have the pictures to prove it... I'd...
Forum: Road warriors 10-02-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 921
Views: 137,118
Posted By Mambo Dave
That's cool. Perhaps I was being a little...

That's cool.

Perhaps I was being a little too harsh on that image then, lol.

Hey, like I stated before, I'm in their corner on this endeavor, and want to see them succeed. Beyond that,...
Forum: Road warriors 10-02-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 921
Views: 137,118
Posted By Mambo Dave
Interesting. Hmm... one step closer. A...

Interesting. Hmm... one step closer.

A sprung seat for the looks and to make it higher, a set of floor-boards to bring the feet back more... Now - are true Scout style tires made in the size of...
Forum: Road warriors 10-02-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 921
Views: 137,118
Posted By Mambo Dave
I woke up this morning thinking about it, and can...

I woke up this morning thinking about it, and can not tell if I should be disappointed - since Indian used a model name that signified a few things ... I take it that they have no intention on...
Forum: Road warriors 10-01-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 921
Views: 137,118
Posted By Mambo Dave
For some reason it reminds me of a kid in a...

For some reason it reminds me of a kid in a high-chair position, lol. I could go on with how anti-masculine that position seems, but I'll just stop. I'm too tired to fully describe what irks me...
Forum: Road warriors 10-01-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 921
Views: 137,118
Posted By Mambo Dave
Here we go ... I "fixed" that ergonomic image to...

Here we go ... I "fixed" that ergonomic image to be a little more correct in my eyes.

http://i.imgur.com/TNDHhRI.jpg

I tried to add a double-chin as well, but was spending too much time fixing...
Forum: Road warriors 10-01-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 921
Views: 137,118
Posted By Mambo Dave
What a shame. I finally got to sit on an...

What a shame.

I finally got to sit on an original Scout, and the neutral riding position knocked me crazy. I'd buy one today if they made them. I'm not just saying that. I mean it - a fucking...
Forum: Road warriors 10-01-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,562
Posted By Mambo Dave
As someone who owns a few Magpul products ... as...

As someone who owns a few Magpul products ... as stated earlier, I find it disturbing they'd step so far away from the cornerstones of improvement, far more usable for longer periods of time, and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-30-2014, 11:12 PM
Replies: 3,017
Views: 835,742
Posted By Mambo Dave
Great find - but better for the WTF thread, lol. ...

Great find - but better for the WTF thread, lol.

Something tells me that wouldn't fly here in the US on our drag strips.
Forum: Road warriors 09-30-2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,562
Posted By Mambo Dave
This first model will be the least expensive from...

This first model will be the least expensive from what I've read. $37,000 each, and they report losing money on each one at that.
Forum: Road warriors 09-30-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,562
Posted By Mambo Dave
The thing is - Magpul by and large made things...

The thing is - Magpul by and large made things that made weapons better, more usuable, etc. Other than the cool factor, I simply do not see anything on that bike that says "You will be able to ride...
Forum: Road warriors 09-30-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,562
Posted By Mambo Dave
Ronin The47 - how about it? (Magpul weapons manufacturer motorcycle)

Discuss, speak, tell us what you know about this.

http://www.the47.com/#design

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