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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-28-2010, 03:49 PM
Replies: 582
Views: 227,782
Posted By Icculus1284
Started riding back in July of this year. This...

Started riding back in July of this year. This was the day after I got it, with my dad playing the "coach" role in the background.

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b323/brandonbur/DSC_0067.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 07-27-2010, 03:19 PM
Replies: 897
Views: 820,374
Posted By Icculus1284
Been away from ADV for a little bit...looks like...

Been away from ADV for a little bit...looks like I picked the right day to come back.
Forum: Ride reports 07-01-2010, 09:35 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 19,321
Posted By Icculus1284
I'm with you. Ever since discovering this...

I'm with you. Ever since discovering this message board(which was linked to me from another board) earlier this year before I had even ever sat on a motorcycle, or even signed up to the site, it's...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-01-2010, 09:23 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,823
Posted By Icculus1284
I've never been through LA, but I've driven...

I've never been through LA, but I've driven through Atlanta numerous times during rush hour in a car. Talk about a nightmare.

Going to be doing it in a couple days as a matter of fact. :hack
Forum: Ride reports 07-01-2010, 09:19 PM
Replies: 897
Views: 820,374
Posted By Icculus1284
When he delivers though, it'll make the wait all...

When he delivers though, it'll make the wait all worth it. :D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-01-2010, 09:03 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,823
Posted By Icculus1284
I was a bit put off by that comment as well.

I was a bit put off by that comment as well.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-01-2010, 08:29 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,823
Posted By Icculus1284
Was that police officer wearing a bowtie? :huh

Was that police officer wearing a bowtie? :huh
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-01-2010, 06:59 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,124
Posted By Icculus1284
Now if I had only found your YT channel a month...

Now if I had only found your YT channel a month ago...:D.
Forum: Ride reports 07-01-2010, 06:55 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 19,321
Posted By Icculus1284
I spend most of my time on this board in this...

I spend most of my time on this board in this thread forum. However, seeing them separated by day/week/epic doesn't seem like a bad idea.

The epic reports make me very unproductive during the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-01-2010, 03:50 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,124
Posted By Icculus1284
This looks leaps and bounds easier than the MSF...

This looks leaps and bounds easier than the MSF u-turn that I failed miserably at. Or perhaps just having more time on the bike and being more comfortable on it makes it appear that way...

Thanks...
Forum: Ride reports 06-30-2010, 08:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,294
Posted By Icculus1284
Duly noted, thanks for the advice. I'll stick...

Duly noted, thanks for the advice. I'll stick with the Two Brothers slip-on and re-jet for now. Eventually I'm going to upgrade to a bigger bike. No idea if I'll sell the KLX, but I'd like to keep...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-30-2010, 07:50 PM
Replies: 1,613
Views: 372,515
Posted By Icculus1284
I've read most of this thread, but these few...

I've read most of this thread, but these few words are some of the most helpful information I've ever received. Long before I started riding, my dad would constantly tell this to me. After being on...
Forum: Ride reports 06-29-2010, 11:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,294
Posted By Icculus1284
Understood and noted. It's going to be quite...

Understood and noted. It's going to be quite some time before I consider hitting the Dragon, but this knowledge is beneficial nonetheless.

Bookmarked your link. I was already planning on...
Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2010, 07:31 PM
Replies: 10,569
Views: 2,261,329
Posted By Icculus1284
Thanks for the tips. I'll keep my eyes and...

Thanks for the tips.

I'll keep my eyes and ears open if I run into someone who has a welding rig around here. I definitely know some people 4 hours away, so...might have to make a weekend out of...
Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2010, 06:22 PM
Replies: 10,569
Views: 2,261,329
Posted By Icculus1284
Battery was still completely depleted this...

Battery was still completely depleted this morning. The charger didn't help anything, so I just went ahead and got a new one. Pulled the old one out and it was leaking a little bit. We think it...
Forum: Ride reports 06-29-2010, 05:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,294
Posted By Icculus1284
Glad you're enjoying it and seeing how hard you...

Glad you're enjoying it and seeing how hard you can push it, what you said makes sense. Those guys like to ride hard and fast, but my dad will hang back with me at least. At speeds that high(oh...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-29-2010, 02:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,727
Posted By Icculus1284
For my first dual sport(and first bike overall) I...

For my first dual sport(and first bike overall) I got a decent deal on a gently used(1500 miles, $2500) '06 KLX250s to help me learn on. I'll probably ride it for a year before selling and/or...
Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2010, 01:01 AM
Replies: 10,569
Views: 2,261,329
Posted By Icculus1284
Been on the charger for quite some time now...the...

Been on the charger for quite some time now...the needle isn't budging on the charger.

Fired it up after a couple of hours and the needle jumped to 5, but dropped when the engine was killed(as...
Forum: Ride reports 06-29-2010, 12:46 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,294
Posted By Icculus1284
Still following this, great report. I was at...

Still following this, great report.

I was at a dinner with my dad and his riding partners, and they started to question if I could hang with them on a 250. They all ride BMW LTs and RTs...then I...
Forum: Ride reports 06-28-2010, 08:33 PM
Replies: 897
Views: 820,374
Posted By Icculus1284
This report is exhausting just reading it. ...

This report is exhausting just reading it.

Amazing stuff.
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2010, 05:05 PM
Replies: 10,569
Views: 2,261,329
Posted By Icculus1284
Sounds like a pretty easy fix without having to...

Sounds like a pretty easy fix without having to spend too much money. Now if I had the tools to actually do that, I'd be set.

Sidenote: Scouted out an excellent parking lot to practice my...
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2010, 09:02 PM
Replies: 10,569
Views: 2,261,329
Posted By Icculus1284
Funny you say that, mine also came missing a seat...

Funny you say that, mine also came missing a seat bolt.

Yet it's one of the last things on my list of upgrades I have lined up.

Quick question, does anyone have any suggestions for a decent...
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2010, 12:31 AM
Replies: 10,569
Views: 2,261,329
Posted By Icculus1284
That's exactly what my dad was telling me. "You...

That's exactly what my dad was telling me. "You won't wheelie on this bike". In fact, he actually told me to try to wheelie. I :huh at him. I'll just try to juice it to 2000-3000 tomorrow when...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-22-2010, 11:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,691
Posted By Icculus1284
As a new rider, and living and working in an area...

As a new rider, and living and working in an area where seniors predominate the road, it is absolutely terrifying reading stuff like this. Another recent story that stopped me in my tracks was the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-22-2010, 08:29 PM
Replies: 10,569
Views: 2,261,329
Posted By Icculus1284
Oh. Forgot to add, the bike was already idling...

Oh. Forgot to add, the bike was already idling at or around 1300. The problem is just me. Having been trained on the MSF bikes really screwed me up.

Went to a local school parking lot to...
Forum: Ride reports 06-22-2010, 07:29 PM
Replies: 1,197
Views: 430,181
Posted By Icculus1284
It was the first RR I read here. Spent a...

It was the first RR I read here.

Spent a very lazy Sunday going from start to almost finish before Anton went back to Canada(I think I read it over the course of 12 hours, only to stop to refresh...
Forum: Thumpers 06-22-2010, 05:40 PM
Replies: 10,569
Views: 2,261,329
Posted By Icculus1284
Thanks for the advice. Actually bottoming...

Thanks for the advice.

Actually bottoming out was in the back of my mind.

How do the lowering links work as compared to dropping the suspension? I'm going out on a limb and assuming that it...
Forum: Thumpers 06-22-2010, 03:03 PM
Replies: 10,569
Views: 2,261,329
Posted By Icculus1284
Lowered the rear shock a couple inches. Had to...

Lowered the rear shock a couple inches. Had to use a spanner wrench to adjust it.

The previous owner instructed me to do this to make it better to fit me. Was his advice incorrect?
Forum: Thumpers 06-21-2010, 10:18 PM
Replies: 10,569
Views: 2,261,329
Posted By Icculus1284
Thank you for the tip, and luck. :freaky I...

Thank you for the tip, and luck. :freaky

I think it's currently idling around 1,000.

I did manage to get to a little hill with a stop sign in the neighborhood. Stalled out 2 or 3 times, was a...
Forum: Thumpers 06-21-2010, 05:27 PM
Replies: 10,569
Views: 2,261,329
Posted By Icculus1284
Greetings, everyone. I recently purchased a...

Greetings, everyone. I recently purchased a gently used(1500 miles) 2006 KLX 250s for $2500. I've been riding for well...a few hours. Most of my experience comes from the MSF BRC, as suggested by...
Forum: Ride reports 06-15-2010, 03:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,294
Posted By Icculus1284
Having just purchased a KLX 250s('06), I'm really...

Having just purchased a KLX 250s('06), I'm really looking forward to this report.

:lurk
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-14-2010, 06:19 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,212
Posted By Icculus1284
As a brand new rider, I wish I had learned a few...

As a brand new rider, I wish I had learned a few of the basics before doing the MSF course, especially in the dirt. The only reason I didn't get my dad to teach me on one of his was because both of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-12-2010, 09:26 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,548
Posted By Icculus1284
I see. Thanks for the explanation.

I see. Thanks for the explanation.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-08-2010, 11:40 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,548
Posted By Icculus1284
I took the MSF BRC this past weekend. We had to...

I took the MSF BRC this past weekend. We had to ride over an obstacle(wood 2x4) several times as an exercise. The way we were taught to do it was raising our backside off the seat, shifting our...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-08-2010, 07:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,178
Posted By Icculus1284
After glancing at your location, this eases my...

After glancing at your location, this eases my mind quite a bit.

I just completed the MSF course this past weekend(first time ever really even sitting on a bike, much less operating one) and...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-08-2010, 04:38 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 8,504
Posted By Icculus1284
Thanks, Daniel. I'll track that thread down and...

Thanks, Daniel. I'll track that thread down and bookmark it now.

The KLX is actually coming from Jackson, by the way.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-07-2010, 09:44 PM
Replies: 5,531
Views: 234,100
Posted By Icculus1284
Greetings, all Memphis area riders. I just...

Greetings, all Memphis area riders. I just wanted to drop this post here since I'm not sure if anyone else checks the Memphis ADV Riders thread(before my post, the last one was September of last...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-07-2010, 08:30 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 8,504
Posted By Icculus1284
**First Post Alert** Seems like it's been a...

**First Post Alert**

Seems like it's been a while since someone posted in this thread.

Hey all, Collierville resident checking in. I've been lurking ADV for a little while, only recently made...
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