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Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 08:13 PM
Replies: 325
Views: 60,278
Posted By jules083
Sounds like me. You don't 'replace' bikes, you...

Sounds like me. You don't 'replace' bikes, you just sell them when you get done with them and buy them when you want them. If only guys like us had more money..... :lol3

I've kicked around...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 04:14 AM
Replies: 7,833
Views: 1,578,707
Posted By jules083
I'm working with a guy my age (30) that used to...

I'm working with a guy my age (30) that used to race dirtbikes. He started riding at age 2, and at 3 was the fastest rider in the country. He almost got in Guinness record book for being the fastest...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-15-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 7,474
Posted By jules083
I'm sure they would. :lol3 If I made the...

I'm sure they would. :lol3

If I made the switch back to klr from strom I'd still complain, just about different things.

It's the passenger that gets me every time. Without her I'd either still...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-15-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 7,474
Posted By jules083
Thanks guys. I've ridden the area twice, once on...

Thanks guys. I've ridden the area twice, once on a harley road king and once on an fjr. I took the fjr through dolly sods and spruces knob, I remember it being a rough trip considering the bike I was...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-15-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 7,474
Posted By jules083
Quick opinion question. I'm coming on a v-strom,...

Quick opinion question. I'm coming on a v-strom, 2-up. Currently have street tires. Shinko 705's good enough for the gravel/dirt roads this time of year? I'm not trying to get crazy, probably just...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-12-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 858
Views: 288,095
Posted By jules083
That'll do it. Maybe find someone with a smoother...

That'll do it. Maybe find someone with a smoother bike to try it out? I imagine most dual sports take a similar hitch.

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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-12-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 628
Views: 20,328
Posted By jules083
Nothing but the best. You going to be...

Nothing but the best.

You going to be around one evening? Gary asked me to stop by and pick up a skid plate. Whenever you want is fine with me, I get off work at 530 every day.

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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-11-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 628
Views: 20,328
Posted By jules083
Friday afternoon is great. I was thinking of...

Friday afternoon is great. I was thinking of suggesting that to give us a few hour head start. Try and shoot for maybe the other side of Ohio maybe.

The TET sounds like a great idea. Maybe take...
Forum: Road warriors 04-11-2014, 04:14 AM
Replies: 325
Views: 60,278
Posted By jules083
Yes, I meant a powercommander. Thanks, that...

Yes, I meant a powercommander. Thanks, that answered everything. I would like to get a set one day. Since I don't have a powercommander yet it's an expensive proposition.

Sent from my...
Forum: Road warriors 04-10-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 325
Views: 60,278
Posted By jules083
Nice. Every 14 I've heard has sounded great IMO...

Nice. Every 14 I've heard has sounded great IMO with exhaust. I'm still on stock mufflers, can't bring myself to drop the coin on looks/sound. It's not like we need the performance.

Do you have a...
Forum: Road warriors 04-10-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 26,823
Posted By jules083
Ordered a 17" memphis fats for the street bob...

Ordered a 17" memphis fats for the street bob yesterday. Might look a little goofy, but it's ok. I needed something on there.

I think I'm a set of highway pegs away from being tour ready. I kind...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-10-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 628
Views: 20,328
Posted By jules083
Sweet! Umm... when are we going again? I...

Sweet!

Umm... when are we going again? I just ordered the 3.7 gallon gas tank, need to get some tires on the way eventually and I'll be ready. Might try out those mitas E-07's I texted you about...
Forum: Equipment 04-09-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 606
Posted By jules083
Thanks Jim. I'm going to quit putting it...

Thanks Jim.

I'm going to quit putting it off and order one now. I should have just bought it when I got the seat a few years ago.

I'll post up here in a month or so when I actually have a day...
Forum: Equipment 04-09-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 606
Posted By jules083
That is the reason I plan on buying one soon. I...

That is the reason I plan on buying one soon. I have a Russell on my FJR and put the stock seat on when I ride to work, or if it's a short ride and supposed to rain. Longer trips the seat just gets...
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 7,551
Views: 1,960,158
Posted By jules083
GlennR, good point. It's the same reason I always...

GlennR, good point. It's the same reason I always ran aluminium rear sprockets when I raced motocross.

I wonder how much of the huge mileage difference is due to pressure? For every person that...
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2014, 04:12 AM
Replies: 7,551
Views: 1,960,158
Posted By jules083
Thanks. I actually have a new T63 in the garage...

Thanks. I actually have a new T63 in the garage right now, I haven't mounted it yet. I'll likely have it worn out by the time I have to leave, so I'll have a rough idea on mileage. It doesn't look...
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 9,960
Views: 2,144,351
Posted By jules083
I've never balanced, and the only wiggle I've had...

I've never balanced, and the only wiggle I've had after a tire swap was at 120 mph + on a sportbike. I usually use airsoft bb's on tubeless tires if I have some, but I don't worry too much about it....
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-08-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 858
Views: 288,095
Posted By jules083
The only noticeable difference on mine is the...

The only noticeable difference on mine is the pivot on yours is angled more. Mine is about 6-8 degrees, yours seems more like 15? Might just be the picture.

Shouldn't be the loading, as all of...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-07-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 7,474
Posted By jules083
I never trust sleeping bag ratings, take the...

I never trust sleeping bag ratings, take the minimum 'comfortable' number and add 20 or 30 degrees. I'd say your bag will be good to about 50F, any colder you'll want either warm clothes or a better...
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 9,960
Views: 2,144,351
Posted By jules083
They seem great for that use on my girlfriend's...

They seem great for that use on my girlfriend's klr250, I imagine the klx will be the same. Her bike feels much more planted on gravel than my klx on stock tires, not sure if that's bike difference...
Forum: Thumpers 04-05-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 9,960
Views: 2,144,351
Posted By jules083
I might get the number plate bag. I like that....

I might get the number plate bag. I like that. Thanks.




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Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 9,960
Views: 2,144,351
Posted By jules083
It won't hold 8000 for two weeks? :lol3 I'll...

It won't hold 8000 for two weeks? :lol3

I'll be home from work tomorrow evening, I'll get on the computer and play around on some gearing sites. I'm thinking I can't exactly gear for the highway,...
Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 9,960
Views: 2,144,351
Posted By jules083
That'll work. Thanks. Sent from my...

That'll work. Thanks.

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Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 9,960
Views: 2,144,351
Posted By jules083
I'll do one for sure, and will be in this thread...

I'll do one for sure, and will be in this thread a lot getting ready. I have plenty of room for luggage, it'll just be a matter of picking the correct things to pack. The weather is supposedly pretty...
Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 9,960
Views: 2,144,351
Posted By jules083
Dragon rider, I tried a set of those before and...

Dragon rider, I tried a set of those before and didn't like it. The spread knees annoyed me off-road.

I think I'm going to just not have a tank bag by the sound of things. I have a Wal-Mart fanny...
Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 9,960
Views: 2,144,351
Posted By jules083
Anyone use a tankbag with the 3.7 gallon tank?...

Anyone use a tankbag with the 3.7 gallon tank? I'd like to order one, not sure what to get. Thanks.

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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-03-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 628
Views: 20,328
Posted By jules083
Shh. Don't give him any ideas. :lol3 Sent...

Shh. Don't give him any ideas. :lol3

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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-03-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 628
Views: 20,328
Posted By jules083
It gets worse before it gets better. It's been 2...

It gets worse before it gets better. It's been 2 years and I'm still trying to figure mine out. Learned how to make a route in www.mapmyride.com and download it to the gps last month, so I'm getting...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-03-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 1,108
Views: 131,351
Posted By jules083
Or really easy. :deal I have no idea how to...

Or really easy. :deal

I have no idea how to screenshot my computer though.

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Forum: Thumpers 04-03-2014, 02:55 AM
Replies: 7,551
Views: 1,960,158
Posted By jules083
I didn't think the 700 was any good, I never hear...

I didn't think the 700 was any good, I never hear of guys running them. Last long? Good dirt performance? Something to consider at least.

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Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 7,551
Views: 1,960,158
Posted By jules083
I think the K60 with the strip is the V-strom...

I think the K60 with the strip is the V-strom size, not the smaller 18" like we'd run. I also prefer to keep an agressive tire mounted, that just isn't an option here unless i plan on tire shopping...
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 7,551
Views: 1,960,158
Posted By jules083
The 270 is also pretty high on my list. The last...

The 270 is also pretty high on my list. The last 1500 miles will be paved, so as long as the tube doesn't start poking out I'm good there.

I think I'll throw that stocker back on and see how it...
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 7,551
Views: 1,960,158
Posted By jules083
You do know there's a twist thingie on the right...

You do know there's a twist thingie on the right hand grip, makes the bike go faster..... :lol3

I didn't think it'd be good for that much. I pulled mine off at 1600 to put on studded...
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 7,551
Views: 1,960,158
Posted By jules083
Maybe this is the right place to ask. Anyone ever...

Maybe this is the right place to ask. Anyone ever use a mitas E-07 rear? Or front also for that matter? I need a set of tires on my klx250 that will handle a 5000 mile trip. The last 1500 will be...
Forum: Road warriors 04-02-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 3,372
Views: 535,567
Posted By jules083
I bought mine with half worn shinko's and a...

I bought mine with half worn shinko's and a lowering link. When I started getting headshake from the still half worn front I said screw it and swapped them out for pilot road 2's and removed the...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-02-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 284
Views: 39,446
Posted By jules083
Planning on riding this in August on a klx250....

Planning on riding this in August on a klx250. Any tire recommendations? 1800 miles to the start, ride the route, then 1800 miles back. Thinking a kenda 270 rear with maybe a t-63 front or an irc...
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 9,960
Views: 2,144,351
Posted By jules083
Looking for some jetting advice here. Currently I...

Looking for some jetting advice here. Currently I run fine at 1000' with a dynojet kit, slip on exhaust, and snorkel removed. This August I'm going to Colorado, so will be about 1800 road miles to...
Forum: Road warriors 04-01-2014, 04:12 AM
Replies: 3,372
Views: 535,567
Posted By jules083
^ x2 My fjr feels nothing at all like my...

^ x2

My fjr feels nothing at all like my zx-14, or like the gsx-r 600 I had before. However, it makes my dl650 feel stupidly slow. The fjr has a smooth, refined, slightly boring power plant. It
...
Forum: Beasts 03-31-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 8,683
Views: 3,366,460
Posted By jules083
This is plasti-dip, I don't think it's going to...

This is plasti-dip, I don't think it's going to last. Probably this summer I'll end up tearing it back down and doing the camo right. I wanted to see it first, it was a pretty big jump.

Did you...
Forum: Beasts 03-31-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 8,683
Views: 3,366,460
Posted By jules083
Just some exploring over by indiana PA area, saw...

Just some exploring over by indiana PA area, saw a decent photo op.

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