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Forum: Thumpers Today, 01:46 PM
Replies: 14,573
Views: 801,840
Posted By Grreatdog
Trick question. :lol3 I would love to have...

Trick question. :lol3

I would love to have the one at the dealer near my house as a second or third bike. But I don't love them for new 690 money. Heavy little sumbitch, too.
Forum: The Garage Today, 11:41 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 23,143
Posted By Grreatdog
All I have are dual sports. So I don't even need...

All I have are dual sports. So I don't even need the ramp - engine running or not.
Forum: Thumpers Today, 09:18 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,782
Posted By Grreatdog
If Japanese companies continue to consider every...

If Japanese companies continue to consider every niche too low volume to fill they are going to start running out of niches. Same goes for considering every model not being worth the cost to update....
Forum: The Garage Today, 08:10 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 23,143
Posted By Grreatdog
The box slides pretty easily on a garage floor....

The box slides pretty easily on a garage floor. But, trust me on this, your back will ultimately be pleased. A bad back is 100% of why I bought one. It was money well spent. I have not regretted...
Forum: Road warriors Today, 07:44 AM
Replies: 2,151
Views: 289,842
Posted By Grreatdog
In case anybody is looking for the original,...

In case anybody is looking for the original, there is a sweet looking SRX600 on the Annapolis CL. If I could still kickstart a bike that one might follow me home just for the hell of it. Hopefully...
Forum: The Garage Yesterday, 08:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,729
Posted By Grreatdog
Not good. The Craftsman ratcheting wrenches I...

Not good. The Craftsman ratcheting wrenches I have are indestructible. Useless for most things, but indestructible.
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 07:27 PM
Replies: 14,573
Views: 801,840
Posted By Grreatdog
Grreatwife tried to get the surgeon to keep me...

Grreatwife tried to get the surgeon to keep me off longer. But he used to race MX. He told her trying to keep me from playing with the 525 is pointless. I like this doc.
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 07:18 PM
Replies: 14,573
Views: 801,840
Posted By Grreatdog
I might have to give the PBR a shot. I feel like...

I might have to give the PBR a shot. I feel like I was hit by a runaway KLR. General anesthesia definitely sucks.

But only two weeks off bikes and 30 to 90 days before offroad. He said something...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 06:20 AM
Replies: 14,573
Views: 801,840
Posted By Grreatdog
I have been lucky with my shoulder. I dislocated...

I have been lucky with my shoulder. I dislocated it in a roof collapse. Then the guy who pulled me out did so by that arm popped and it back in. That was thirty years ago and it just starting to be...
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 14,573
Views: 801,840
Posted By Grreatdog
How I picture Kyns: <iframe width="420"...

How I picture Kyns:

<iframe width="420" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/39YUXIKrOFk" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 14,573
Views: 801,840
Posted By Grreatdog
In the morning I get put under for sinus surgery...

In the morning I get put under for sinus surgery and another attempt at straightening my poor abused nose. So I get a nice restful nap followed by a week or so of grueling pain. But maybe I will be...
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2015, 08:22 AM
Replies: 6,767
Views: 1,229,004
Posted By Grreatdog
15/45 is what I settled on with the 18" rear...

15/45 is what I settled on with the 18" rear wheel for handling tough, rocky trails. So I would think that would be too low for a 17" wheel and less intense offroad use.
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 14,573
Views: 801,840
Posted By Grreatdog
There is some serious Yin and Yang going on your...

There is some serious Yin and Yang going on your garage owning both a GT750 and that H2.
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2015, 06:28 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,782
Posted By Grreatdog
Funny thing is, Kawasaki already tried making a...

Funny thing is, Kawasaki already tried making a KLR650 the way I would want one and couldn't sell them. Well, obviously, somebody bought one. But they didn't sell many.

The beast below could...
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2015, 06:23 AM
Replies: 14,573
Views: 801,840
Posted By Grreatdog
You get a pass from owning a bunch of...

You get a pass from owning a bunch of ridiculously fun old two strokes. Anybody with a working GT750 actually does own a unicorn.
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2015, 06:04 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,600
Posted By Grreatdog
WP 50's are still the best forks I have ever...

WP 50's are still the best forks I have ever ridden on in the woods. They might be RSU but they flat out work.

I liked the close ration transmission in my MXC200 for the woods. It feels like an...
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 14,573
Views: 801,840
Posted By Grreatdog
Check Head Explody. I think you will find his...

Check Head Explody. I think you will find his trail to band camp down there. There is one bike you simply don't screw with in Thumpers and it ain't a WRR.
Forum: The Garage 02-23-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,729
Posted By Grreatdog
I can never get wrenches with a big flat face...

I can never get wrenches with a big flat face like that onto any nuts or bolts. I have a full sets of ratcheting metric and SAE wrenches in my roll away and they are the least used tools I own. There...
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2015, 08:37 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,449
Posted By Grreatdog
You'll shoot your eye out.

You'll shoot your eye out.
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2015, 08:08 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,449
Posted By Grreatdog
I don't wonder and I do buy KTM. :scratch

I don't wonder and I do buy KTM. :scratch
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2015, 12:51 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,449
Posted By Grreatdog
I am not arguing the Japanese business model with...

I am not arguing the Japanese business model with you. My economics classes are long behind me. So I could care less why they don't take dual sports seriously. What difference does "why" make to me...
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,449
Posted By Grreatdog
Wrong country my friend. In the USA EXC's are and...

Wrong country my friend. In the USA EXC's are and have been dual sports for a long time. They come completely street legal with DOT compliant lighting and equipment plus they have EPA/CARB legal...
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2015, 08:10 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,449
Posted By Grreatdog
Weak demand my butt. The Japanese sat on their...

Weak demand my butt. The Japanese sat on their butts about dual sports even when they were selling bikes like happy meals. Aside from the WRR and CRF 250's and colossal adventure bikes, when was the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2015, 07:42 AM
Replies: 14,573
Views: 801,840
Posted By Grreatdog
He had that 200 impressively set up for dual...

He had that 200 impressively set up for dual sport use. I never could get mine to work that well.
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2015, 06:59 AM
Replies: 14,573
Views: 801,840
Posted By Grreatdog
The guy on the two stroke was contemplating the...

The guy on the two stroke was contemplating the existential meaning of life - more precisely how a guy who has a decade or more on me ends up freezing his nuts off on top of a mountain with a 100...
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2015, 02:21 PM
Replies: 14,573
Views: 801,840
Posted By Grreatdog
Front. That is a really nice three season jacket...

Front. That is a really nice three season jacket and pretty much my favorite.
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 14,573
Views: 801,840
Posted By Grreatdog
I finally bought a gray dual sport helmet because...

I finally bought a gray dual sport helmet because I always seemed to be one helmet color behind my bikes:

http://i427.photobucket.com/albums/pp354/grreatdog/TommyYoakum.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,449
Posted By Grreatdog
I was the coal mine canary with my oldest...

I was the coal mine canary with my oldest friends. We were all dyed in the wool Yamaha guys. When Yamaha bailed on big bore dual sports two of us went Honda and one Kawasaki. After riding a friend's...
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,449
Posted By Grreatdog
KTM parts and reliability are non-issue for me...

KTM parts and reliability are non-issue for me after almost ten years on them.

I have yet to have a part backordered for any of the three KTM's I have owned. Obviously we aren't talking dealers...
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2015, 08:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 487
Posted By Grreatdog
The titles for pre-DOT legal models don't say...

The titles for pre-DOT legal models don't say offroad only. I know because Maryland MVA just handed me a license plate for my 2005 EXC525 at lunch today. It took a little effort to clear our...
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2015, 04:35 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,600
Posted By Grreatdog
I am a 6'1" - 190ish still pretty hard riding...

I am a 6'1" - 190ish still pretty hard riding old(er) guy - so not small or particularly large. I tried an MXC200 for a couple of years. I loved the mountain bike feel. But that was pretty much where...
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 14,573
Views: 801,840
Posted By Grreatdog
Not all that much different here in Maryland. I...

Not all that much different here in Maryland. I have several inches of snow in the yard and it might be 15 out there right now.
Forum: The Garage 02-17-2015, 04:45 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,499
Posted By Grreatdog
In my world you would use a vacuum truck for...

In my world you would use a vacuum truck for digging and a concrete pump for placing concrete. But I suspect neither are as cheap or as readily available as the option already mentioned.
Forum: Thumpers 02-17-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,449
Posted By Grreatdog
Whatever super awesome machine you will fight to...

Whatever super awesome machine you will fight to death over. Duh.

But for me, only the 690 Enduro combines freeway power, offroad suspension and reasonable weight into one bike. Everything else...
Forum: Thumpers 02-17-2015, 12:20 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,449
Posted By Grreatdog
To me ALL dual sports need modifications to work....

To me ALL dual sports need modifications to work. All of them regardless of who makes it. Japanese dual sports need modifications if you plan to ride hard core offroad and European dual sports if you...
Forum: Equipment 02-17-2015, 11:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 533
Posted By Grreatdog
That depends on the LED's. Something like a...

That depends on the LED's. Something like a Squadron inside a cool looking mask you are absolutely right. But LED plug and play bulbs still need a reflector.
Forum: Equipment 02-17-2015, 11:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,502
Posted By Grreatdog
BTW, I wasn't calling you a HF whiner. You have a...

BTW, I wasn't calling you a HF whiner. You have a reason to bitch. A damned good reason. :lol3

That was directed at the first page I don't even have a HF thing.
Forum: Thumpers 02-17-2015, 11:06 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,449
Posted By Grreatdog
True dat.

True dat.
Forum: Equipment 02-17-2015, 11:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,502
Posted By Grreatdog
I made my own for the AMC-400. But the option of...

I made my own for the AMC-400. But the option of having them installed from the factory would have saved some hassle. I would have gladly paid more to save chasing down lights and wiring the thing.
...
Forum: Equipment 02-17-2015, 10:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 533
Posted By Grreatdog
If that is a rectangular Baja Designs lens and...

If that is a rectangular Baja Designs lens and mask your best bet is to leave it alone and simply install an H4 LED bulb. The Cyclops is a direct replacement for H4 bulbs as well as a couple of...
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