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Forum: Road warriors 10-17-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 734
Views: 92,447
Posted By ridenm
Unholy union between a Bolt and a Scout. If I was...

Unholy union between a Bolt and a Scout. If I was in the market for a small cruiser, I would definitely give it a closer look -- in green.
Forum: Racing 10-15-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,624
Posted By ridenm
The track, the bikes, the fans...

I anxiously awaited Daytona as the kick-off on the US roadracing season each year. I made it to Bike Week several years as well.

1000cc bikes are too powerful to run on the banking without...
Forum: Trials 10-15-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 1,449
Views: 99,806
Posted By ridenm
She learned those words from her students,...

She learned those words from her students, amiright?
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-15-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,821
Posted By ridenm
...and a life-long Skoal addiction.

...and a life-long Skoal addiction.
Forum: Road warriors 10-10-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 877
Views: 165,304
Posted By ridenm
I still want a 996.

I still want a 996.
Forum: Thumpers 10-09-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 2,526
Views: 386,164
Posted By ridenm
In the video he said the pump line had to be...

In the video he said the pump line had to be extended for the clockworks tank but not for the acerbis
Forum: Road warriors 10-09-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 8,338
Views: 1,286,401
Posted By ridenm
A hipster former co-worker bought one of these as...

A hipster former co-worker bought one of these as his first bike. His was a little older, like a 2011 or some such, that occupied a grey area in the Enfield scheme of design and manufacturing...
Forum: Trials 10-09-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,950
Posted By ridenm
Try this:...

Try this: http://supertrapp.com/product_sections/cat.asp?CatID=35

Edit: damn, those things are expensive. Hope you find a cheaper solution.

Edit: the small engine mufflers are a little more...
Forum: Trials 10-09-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 350
Views: 63,760
Posted By ridenm
You sent it postage due to TwinShocker?

You sent it postage due to TwinShocker?
Forum: Road warriors 10-08-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 8,338
Views: 1,286,401
Posted By ridenm
http://d2tq98mqfjyz2l.cloudfront.net/image_cache/1...

http://d2tq98mqfjyz2l.cloudfront.net/image_cache/1323139122945446.jpg

Sorry. To each his (or her) own.
Forum: Trials 10-07-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 1,449
Views: 99,806
Posted By ridenm
http://grizzzly.smugmug.com/Trials/Roswell-10-3-20...

http://grizzzly.smugmug.com/Trials/Roswell-10-3-2014/i-bKtr39L/0/L/DSCF0029-L.jpg

Looks like Hunter is back and riding? :clap
Forum: Road warriors 10-01-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 2,314
Views: 622,948
Posted By ridenm
It's a fair question. For years I have casually...

It's a fair question. For years I have casually lusted after a touring bike. Not a sport-tourer (I had a Concours, then an F800ST -- both nice, but knees can't deal anymore), and not an adventure...
Forum: Thumpers 10-01-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 2,526
Views: 386,164
Posted By ridenm
Well, I'd like to claim that I applied my wizard...

Well, I'd like to claim that I applied my wizard troubleshooting skills and found an unheard-of problem not caused by my ham-handedness or less than anal maintenance preparation skillz.

But I'd be...
Forum: Road warriors 10-01-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 877
Views: 165,304
Posted By ridenm
As a former MSF instructor I spent a lot of time...

As a former MSF instructor I spent a lot of time riding in circles on some crappy bikes, like the Honda Nighthawk 250. I also have a cold place in my heart for my wife's former bike, a Yamaha XT225...
Forum: Trials 10-01-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 1,449
Views: 99,806
Posted By ridenm
It's pretty easy to stick a Sprinter. Just...

It's pretty easy to stick a Sprinter. Just sayin'. DAMHIK.
Forum: Trials 10-01-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,682
Posted By ridenm
However, rotating the throttle housing fore or...

However, rotating the throttle housing fore or aft can make a big difference if you prone to occasional episodes of Whiskey Throttle. Finding the housing sweet spot is a key step toward good throttle...
Forum: Trials 10-01-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 350
Views: 63,760
Posted By ridenm
Our table is a permanent homework station for the...

Our table is a permanent homework station for the twins, which means it also constantly has the remnants of snacks and drinks, as well as a pile of dirty soccer socks underneath along with whatever...
Forum: Trials 10-01-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,950
Posted By ridenm
As the owner of several Japanese dirtbikes and...

As the owner of several Japanese dirtbikes and streetbikes in the '80's, I respectfully disagree. Those are bleed valves.
Forum: Road warriors 10-01-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 2,314
Views: 622,948
Posted By ridenm
So is the factory flash pipe-specific, or does it...

So is the factory flash pipe-specific, or does it use closed feedback loop with O2 sensor to allow aftermarket slip-ons such as Supertrapps? Repacking the SE silencers wouldn't solve the ground...
Forum: Road warriors 10-01-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 25,910
Posted By ridenm
Chain drive instead of shaft makes me say,...

Chain drive instead of shaft makes me say, "That's nice" and move along, wallet safely pocketed. Will not supplant the Tiger Explorer.
Forum: Road warriors 10-01-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 25,910
Posted By ridenm
This one, with the real steel fender. Not sure...

This one, with the real steel fender. Not sure about the brown seat vs. black, or yellow tank vs. red or green, but give me a real rear fender.
Forum: Road warriors 10-01-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 8,338
Views: 1,286,401
Posted By ridenm
Of course, then there's this, which I have lusted...

Of course, then there's this, which I have lusted after since I was a wee lad:

http://www.cyclechaos.com/images/f/ff/1970-Honda-SL350-Red-0.jpg

But it's not called a "scrambler."
Forum: Road warriors 10-01-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 8,338
Views: 1,286,401
Posted By ridenm
I know Ducati calls this new model a Scrambler,...

I know Ducati calls this new model a Scrambler, but shouldn't scramblers have high pipes?

...
Forum: Thumpers 10-01-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 2,526
Views: 386,164
Posted By ridenm
Tried it again last nite. Following y'all's...

Tried it again last nite. Following y'all's advice, I reseated the fuel line connector. Felt like a good connection. Once again, I could hear the pump start up, and see bubbles after each attempt to...
Forum: Trials 09-30-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 350
Views: 63,760
Posted By ridenm
Sounds like your dining room table is as ready...

Sounds like your dining room table is as ready for dinner as mine is.
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 2,526
Views: 386,164
Posted By ridenm
Acerbis 4.1 install

I swapped out the stock tank and installed my new Acerbis 4.1. Moved the necessary hardware over. Everything went pretty smoothly. But when I tried to start it, it wouldn't try to run. Just crank, no...
Forum: Trials 09-29-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,682
Posted By ridenm
Aluminum may be an replacement throttle tube or...

Aluminum may be an replacement throttle tube or some such. Look for identifying info when you have the grips off.

A little research shows there is an AJP/Domino aluminum throttle with the same...
Forum: Trials 09-29-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 350
Views: 63,760
Posted By ridenm
Yo, Brewtus! Time for an update! What's the word...

Yo, Brewtus! Time for an update! What's the word on the Magura?
Forum: Trials 09-28-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,042
Posted By ridenm
On Any Sunday, The Next Chapter - Official...

On Any Sunday, The Next Chapter - Official Trailer

Some of the OP's posts have been rather cryptic. This is a trailer for a new OAS movie. I can hardly wait.
Forum: Road warriors 09-26-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 956
Views: 198,497
Posted By ridenm
What think you all of this?

Seen in Motorcycle Consumer News, a Scrambler kit for the M-G V7:

http://www.70tre.it/data/prod/img/10.jpg

http://www.70tre.it/data/prod/img/7.jpg

Translated page for the manufacturer...
Forum: Road warriors 09-26-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 8,338
Views: 1,286,401
Posted By ridenm
Love the sport fairing. Looks similar to what I...

Love the sport fairing. Looks similar to what I did with my old '82 Suzuki 650G with the 4-1 pipe and Rifle fairing.

When they came out with the 6-speed update this bike got a lot more...
Forum: Road warriors 09-26-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 34,913
Posted By ridenm
Not much of a conclusion to be drawn by the...

Not much of a conclusion to be drawn by the roller ride. The staffer watched pretty closely to make sure there was no goofing around. The most important thing about throttle operation is what kind of...
Forum: Trials 09-25-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,682
Posted By ridenm
First check the final drive gearing, and see what...

First check the final drive gearing, and see what sprockets you have. Lower gearing (down a tooth on countershaft and/or up a few teeth on the rear sprocket) will reduce the leaping-out-of-your-hands...
Forum: Trials 09-25-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,452
Posted By ridenm
I rode a Sherco X-ride briefly at Doug's Kawasaki...

I rode a Sherco X-ride briefly at Doug's Kawasaki in Farmington, NM (http://dougskawasakimotorcycles.com/dirt-bikes.html). Felt really light and nimble, and was street-legal because the MSO did not...
Forum: Road warriors 09-25-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 34,913
Posted By ridenm
Don't know if anybody got to ride one when the...

Don't know if anybody got to ride one when the demo crew hit Albuquerque. Probably who you know or who you blow. They had a bike on rollers so you could run it up to 60 and hear it in operation. I...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-24-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,769
Posted By ridenm
Plays at the state level as well. Twice recently,...

Plays at the state level as well. Twice recently, NM's Dem-controlled legislature has planned to "sweep" funds from NM's Trail Safety Fund, consisting of OHV registration money, to help the general...
Forum: Road warriors 09-22-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 8,338
Views: 1,286,401
Posted By ridenm
Looks like it could use a bash plate to protect...

Looks like it could use a bash plate to protect the lump underneath. I can't tell if that's a sump or oil cooler or what.
Forum: Road warriors 09-22-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 8,338
Views: 1,286,401
Posted By ridenm
Just saw this one in Motorcycle Consumer News

A Scrambler kit for the M-G V7:

http://www.70tre.it/data/prod/img/10.jpg

http://www.70tre.it/data/prod/img/7.jpg

Translated page for the manufacturer...
Forum: Road warriors 09-19-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 8,338
Views: 1,286,401
Posted By ridenm
It came down to a choice between a Beta RS...

It came down to a choice between a Beta RS dual-sport and a KTM 350EXC-F for me. Beta's BYOB program allows you to bling out the bike and save the cost of all the stock take-off parts. Local dealer...
Forum: Road warriors 09-18-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 8,338
Views: 1,286,401
Posted By ridenm
Moto Guzzi MGS-01

http://www.duccutters.com/LucaBar-D66/MotoGuzziMGS-01Strada.jpg

I would sell *most* of what's in my garage right now to own one of these beauties.

And most of the remainder would go for one...
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