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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-07-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 1,296
Views: 81,739
Posted By Mad*Sparrow
Wow!

The last time I read this post was a year ago and I thought "Wow, how many opinions can there be to something done without thought" (meaning counter-steer)? And today I happen to notice that it's a...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-07-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 207
Posted By Mad*Sparrow
zumo 450

My Z450 occasionally does the same thing. The only avoidance is toll roads. I haven't updated in years so I'm sure it would be fixed by now. The avoidances would be my guess.
I also had a...
Forum: Equipment 06-27-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 5,873
Views: 2,339,009
Posted By Mad*Sparrow
Great area for bikes!

Great area for bikes!
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-19-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 21,644
Posted By Mad*Sparrow
Lander Wy

My F650GS is moving to Wyoming here soon to start a new job with me so I thought I would say hi. Oklahoma has been kind to me but the mountains aren't high enough. Is Ft Collins the place to...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 04-27-2012, 10:23 PM
Replies: 5,559
Views: 383,705
Posted By Mad*Sparrow
I never had any problems keeping up with the...

I never had any problems keeping up with the 1000. Well except accelerating from 80 mph. I loved my Wee. Under 65 I got 45 MPG but only 35 at 65 and above. (If you were wondering)
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 03-04-2012, 10:47 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,021
Posted By Mad*Sparrow
This then begs the question of who locally do we...

This then begs the question of who locally do we have that knows BMW service. Or should we form a group and have tech days.
Forum: Equipment 02-12-2011, 07:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,863
Posted By Mad*Sparrow
not to add to the mix

Depending upon where you live they also add additves to gas for the temperatures expected in that season. Summer gas is different then winter gas in cold temperature areas.. I agree wiith those...
Forum: Thumpers 02-04-2011, 06:46 PM
Replies: 14,449
Views: 1,674,197
Posted By Mad*Sparrow
Rigid Duallys

I just ordered a set of Rigid Duallys for my dakar. They are supposed to put out some serious light for 10 watts. I'm a little worried about the size of them though. But lifetime warranties are...
Forum: Thumpers 01-01-2010, 06:15 PM
Replies: 73,440
Views: 7,552,449
Posted By Mad*Sparrow
You're going to enjoy it. Best helmet I've ever...

You're going to enjoy it. Best helmet I've ever had. It is quiet btw.
Forum: Thumpers 12-31-2009, 03:27 PM
Replies: 73,440
Views: 7,552,449
Posted By Mad*Sparrow
Any chance that a warning (idiot) light would...

Any chance that a warning (idiot) light would work with it for those of us that are hard of hearing? Maybe for me it better be a strobe. :)
Forum: Thumpers 12-31-2009, 03:21 PM
Replies: 73,440
Views: 7,552,449
Posted By Mad*Sparrow
Actually I think it's about -100+F, but fuel...

Actually I think it's about -100+F, but fuel antifreeze (alcohol) attaches to the water molecules that freeze in the fuel system preventing mainly fuel line freezing. It's really good to use in...
Forum: Thumpers 12-31-2009, 05:35 AM
Replies: 73,440
Views: 7,552,449
Posted By Mad*Sparrow
Gasoline freezes around -60F. I dare you to ride...

Gasoline freezes around -60F. I dare you to ride a bike at that temp. :evil
Forum: Thumpers 12-21-2009, 06:16 AM
Replies: 73,440
Views: 7,552,449
Posted By Mad*Sparrow
Cool! I'm hoping to make it up there but you may...

Cool! I'm hoping to make it up there but you may see a truck underneath it cause of the tires that I'm running. :wink:
Forum: Thumpers 12-18-2009, 02:57 PM
Replies: 73,440
Views: 7,552,449
Posted By Mad*Sparrow
I'm with J on this one. I sit at 800 ft in my...

I'm with J on this one. I sit at 800 ft in my Oklahoma home and got up to 13000 ft in Colorado with the factory jetting and used duct tape on the air intake area (I've removed the snorkel at 100...
Forum: Face plant 11-03-2009, 05:30 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,844
Posted By Mad*Sparrow
Sorry dude

Hey Psyclops, just read your report. Sometimes things like these are unavoidable but it's nice to know that you can come out of it with your life. I'm just curious, do you think a backbrace would...
Forum: Equipment 09-28-2009, 11:06 AM
Replies: 604
Views: 216,309
Posted By Mad*Sparrow
Nice setup. I can't think of a problem with the...

Nice setup. I can't think of a problem with the pursik knot or the tension knot setup. If I could just remember how to do them correctly when I'm setting up the tarp my camp would look just like...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 09-28-2009, 10:54 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,950
Posted By Mad*Sparrow
I'm hoping to make this one. How technical is it...

I'm hoping to make this one. How technical is it going to be? I noticed that there were a few mishaps in years past and I'm still recovering from a trip to Colorado in early September. New bike...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 09-28-2009, 10:24 AM
Replies: 230
Views: 10,491
Posted By Mad*Sparrow
Possibly in

Thanks Newner, I wouldn't have seen this thread until it was too late (as usual). My Wee is needing new shoes so I may just truck my XR if that's kosher with y'all.
Forum: Equipment 09-28-2009, 08:55 AM
Replies: 604
Views: 216,309
Posted By Mad*Sparrow
No plaid has more then two colors in it. Those...

No plaid has more then two colors in it. Those are checkered. I want a pair. Keeps the bears away. :evil
Forum: Thumpers 09-21-2009, 02:09 PM
Replies: 73,440
Views: 7,552,449
Posted By Mad*Sparrow
This looks to be the guy you are looking for: ...

This looks to be the guy you are looking for:

http://myworld.ebay.com/ebaymotors/usa-motorcycles-inc/
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2009, 08:43 AM
Replies: 73,440
Views: 7,552,449
Posted By Mad*Sparrow
You are seeing this "bandaid" solution...

You are seeing this "bandaid" solution incorrectly. If the problem is with balance then the beads will reveal it. This will then give you the reason for the problem that you are looking for. The...
Forum: Thumpers 08-30-2009, 06:58 AM
Replies: 73,440
Views: 7,552,449
Posted By Mad*Sparrow
You are not describing Fuel Cell technology. You...

You are not describing Fuel Cell technology. You are describing HHO or Browns Gas technology. When you get the motor working 100% on water let me know.
Forum: Thumpers 08-30-2009, 06:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,117
Posted By Mad*Sparrow
Suzuki DL650 Wee for mostly street riding. ...

Suzuki DL650 Wee for mostly street riding.
Yamaha Wr250 for mostly dirt riding.

Both are great bikes.
Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2009, 06:21 PM
Replies: 73,440
Views: 7,552,449
Posted By Mad*Sparrow
Already been done. I've been waiting for my...

Already been done. I've been waiting for my dealership for 3 years now...

http://www.webbikeworld.com/Motorcycle-news/fuel-cell-motorcycle/
Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2009, 05:31 AM
Replies: 73,440
Views: 7,552,449
Posted By Mad*Sparrow
Broken cable?

Broken cable?
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2009, 12:38 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,217
Posted By Mad*Sparrow
So then you are talking about brake fading. I...

So then you are talking about brake fading. I really haven't experienced any fading but I'll have to put it through it's paces to see. There should be some decent aftermarket brake parts to resolve...
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2009, 08:49 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,217
Posted By Mad*Sparrow
So does "stronger brakes" mean that there is no...

So does "stronger brakes" mean that there is no way that the brake system will survive stopping the bike aggressively or are you saying that the bike won't stop when using the brakes? The only...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-17-2009, 09:03 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,312
Posted By Mad*Sparrow
Another testament to the Suzuki VStrom being...

Another testament to the Suzuki VStrom being bulletproof! I"m just curious as to how the rider didn't notice a noise when the sprocket first started etching the swing-arm.
Forum: Thumpers 08-10-2009, 05:00 PM
Replies: 73,440
Views: 7,552,449
Posted By Mad*Sparrow
Anyone got experience with the Moose Onyx...

Anyone got experience with the Moose Onyx footpegs? I like those pivot pegs but they are out of my budget area and I've heard the IMS tear up the soles pretty good. Anyway, I just purchased a...
Forum: Thumpers 08-10-2009, 04:54 PM
Replies: 73,440
Views: 7,552,449
Posted By Mad*Sparrow
Doing Dave's Mod doesn't invalidate the warranty...

Doing Dave's Mod doesn't invalidate the warranty of the engine. I verified it with a dealer. Only part that wouldn't be covered by the warranty is something damaged by a modification. Enriching...
Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2009, 07:47 AM
Replies: 73,440
Views: 7,552,449
Posted By Mad*Sparrow
These look really nice but at $75 it'll take me a...

These look really nice but at $75 it'll take me a little while to justify them. Here's a really good review on them.

http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/394/193/Motorcycle-Article/ASV-Levers-Review.aspx
Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2009, 07:18 PM
Replies: 73,440
Views: 7,552,449
Posted By Mad*Sparrow
Cool! I'm a bit heavier then you but I think...

Cool! I'm a bit heavier then you but I think I'll follow your lead and see if I can get a similar setup. I'm close to 40 mpg at the moment with it almost stock (unloaded) so when I sell my body to...
Forum: Thumpers 08-04-2009, 07:35 PM
Replies: 73,440
Views: 7,552,449
Posted By Mad*Sparrow
Sorry about the fall. Some 200 years ago when I...

Sorry about the fall. Some 200 years ago when I was learning to ride I dropped my bike 20 miles away from the nearest phone. Unfortunately I broke my clutch lever and my front brake lever. Well,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-01-2009, 11:44 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,565
Posted By Mad*Sparrow
Private population? :dunno This kind of...

Private population? :dunno

This kind of thing is always going to happen until LEO's realize that "civilian" includes them and an apathetic society that allows it to happen. When you separate...
Forum: Equipment 07-30-2009, 07:48 PM
Replies: 604
Views: 216,309
Posted By Mad*Sparrow
Just purchased one of these for a trip in a...

Just purchased one of these for a trip in a couple of weeks. It's super light but tough so I hope it will last a while. Can't go wrong with a possible bivy setup with it.
...
Forum: Vendors 07-30-2009, 05:45 PM
Replies: 2,275
Views: 737,185
Posted By Mad*Sparrow
Care instructions?

I've got the 36L top case on my Wee and love it. I'm starting to develop a little greying on top of the case. Any suggestions for restoring the color? Something like Armor All or equivalent...
Forum: Trip Planning 07-24-2009, 09:32 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,249
Posted By Mad*Sparrow
I found Sweden! Here's a link to Sweden USA,...

I found Sweden! Here's a link to Sweden USA, lol.

http://www.myspace.com/getusos


I'm happy to hear that you got it and it worked out alright. Be sure to let us know how it works for you. ...
Forum: Thumpers 07-19-2009, 04:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,721
Posted By Mad*Sparrow
:eek1:eek1:eek1 You might want to consider...

:eek1:eek1:eek1
You might want to consider putting the tankbag a little further forward to keep the front wheel on the ground until you bag the deer. :D

I find that I'm just happy to correctly...
Forum: Americas 07-14-2009, 10:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 750
Posted By Mad*Sparrow
I'm going to have to work on getting my passport...

I'm going to have to work on getting my passport renewed. For the bike I'm going to have to go with my XRL after I get a bigger tank for it. I may just end up going to Mexico with a Texas DS group...
Forum: Equipment 07-11-2009, 08:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 584
Posted By Mad*Sparrow
I've actually seen a HP portable printer that ran...

I've actually seen a HP portable printer that ran on 4 AA batteries. Quite nice if you only plan on printing a couple of pages. Otherwise transporting the paper would be a pain. There are...
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