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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-13-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 7,388
Posted By markk53
Did you see where Motorcycist or Cyce World was...

Did you see where Motorcycist or Cyce World was braking their test non-ABS versus the ABS and stopping pretty much the same distance using both brakes. Makes you wonder what their rider could do if...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-13-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 7,388
Posted By markk53
where's the "I don't know" choice?

where's the "I don't know" choice?
Forum: Thumpers 09-13-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 11,111
Views: 2,363,334
Posted By markk53
You need to put more sarcasm into it... ...

You need to put more sarcasm into it...

Although now, remembering $4500 is what a new CRF250 sells for, I get it! :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 09-13-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,000
Posted By markk53
A set of hand guards - aka bark busters, but...

A set of hand guards - aka bark busters, but that's actually a brand name, can take care of broken levers. They also save your hands from brush and other junk when riding.
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 353
Posted By markk53
I have both a set of rims (Suzuki GS500) and...

I have both a set of rims (Suzuki GS500) and extra set of C hubs that I planned to use on my own 650C. I had the front rotor cut to suit (300mm) and the rear done for the Suzuki wheels. Some...
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 3,432
Views: 535,986
Posted By markk53
No they aren't stagnate. They use their...

No they aren't stagnate. They use their experience from sales.

The Gold Wing still remains near the top of all tourers. The CBR600RR and 1000RR are still at the top of all supersports. The...
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 410
Posted By markk53
It is all about what the tire manufacturer makes...

It is all about what the tire manufacturer makes the tire to fit.



The tire is made to have it spread a bit, getting the tread on the ground as intended. To pinch it up will change the profile...
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 11,111
Views: 2,363,334
Posted By markk53
It won't, that's why you don't see a KTM level...

It won't, that's why you don't see a KTM level dual sport out of Japan.

You have to pay for what you get and the yen is fairly high, so there's no bargains to be had now. Just consider that a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-11-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,807
Posted By markk53
Hemmorrhoids... or farting. :D

Hemmorrhoids... or farting. :D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-11-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,807
Posted By markk53
My friends said it cures hemorrhoids. ...

My friends said it cures hemorrhoids.

Actually you need to learn how to ride for yourself. Some excellent riders seldom stand, others stand a lot. It is all in what works. I started riding...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-11-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,153
Posted By markk53
Makes sense to me!

Makes sense to me!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-11-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,687
Posted By markk53
Metric tons...:D

Metric tons...:D
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 3,432
Views: 535,986
Posted By markk53
Maybe they don't want to make the KTM guys cry! ...

Maybe they don't want to make the KTM guys cry!

I agree, the KLX650 should come back in a decent build as a good quality dual sport. See if the guys who say they'd buy one actually would.
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 11,053
Posted By markk53
And what displacement is the KTM compared to the...

And what displacement is the KTM compared to the WR? I don't believe they have a 250 four stroke dual sport in the US at this time.

I could use your same (il)logic to claim a GS1250 is a better...
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 11,053
Posted By markk53
Geez, risers - aka adventure apes! :jack ...

Geez, risers - aka adventure apes! :jack

The 400 is set up like an off roader - lower bars make it easy to move around when needed. I don't run adventure apes on either of my dual sports,...
Forum: Thumpers 09-07-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 3,432
Views: 535,986
Posted By markk53
Foggy. I read the magazine and your artice (for...

Foggy. I read the magazine and your artice (for about the eighth time) and saw the littile shot about the 700 kick in the cartoon at the back of the magazine. Pretty good!
Forum: Thumpers 09-07-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 11,053
Posted By markk53
I'm thinking the KTM will carry the weight...

I'm thinking the KTM will carry the weight higher, not the best for a new rider or a short one (like me).

I have a friend who rides a 400 at higher speeds, no probems just high rpm.

One...
Forum: Thumpers 09-07-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 11,053
Posted By markk53
No matter how long you look at those blocks no...

No matter how long you look at those blocks no way will they get wider apart...

Go back, get a running start and bunny hop them like a trials rider! :eek1 :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 09-07-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 11,111
Views: 2,363,334
Posted By markk53
CAN DO! :lol3

CAN DO! :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 09-07-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,201
Posted By markk53
I personally like the Versys, but not so much as...

I personally like the Versys, but not so much as anything to ride on the trails. It is more road than dirt, but with set of Avon Distanzias on it the bike would be a riot as a supermoto type twin...
Forum: Thumpers 09-06-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 824
Posted By markk53
The DRz400 makes sense, as does the KTM. With...

The DRz400 makes sense, as does the KTM. With the KTM make sure you read up on everything that needs be done to make it right. Seems they need stuff loctited on and other mods to do the job without...
Forum: Thumpers 09-06-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 432
Posted By markk53
I run the Duros too, have for the past 14 years...

I run the Duros too, have for the past 14 years and 30,000 miles. I get around 4000 a set on the 650. Great road characteristics when you get used to them and have some faith in their stick. I...
Forum: Thumpers 09-06-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,848
Posted By markk53
wow, love the test method! Never thought of...

wow, love the test method! Never thought of that.

Same could be done on the bike pulling the air boot and watching the slide while running, but what a bench method.
Forum: Thumpers 09-06-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,360
Posted By markk53
Obviously the theives knew quality when they saw...

Obviously the theives knew quality when they saw it... :D

They were kind of the red-headed step child when compared to the Sherpa S and Pursang line up. Not far off the Matador, but still a bit...
Forum: Thumpers 09-06-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,410
Posted By markk53
What kind of a towing company is that! Where's...

What kind of a towing company is that! Where's the chain come-along over the seat to cinch the bike down proper per the Towing Industry Times? :deal

Geez, it looks like it will make it to the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-06-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,410
Posted By markk53
Think about what has gone on in the motorcycle...

Think about what has gone on in the motorcycle industry in product since around 1970... I think you can figure this out. :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 09-06-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,178
Posted By markk53
It's worth a reply just to get this picture up...

It's worth a reply just to get this picture up again! I remember one of the original articles on the TDM, had a headline something like - "I see you've come from another planet"... Love the bike,...
Forum: Thumpers 09-06-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,178
Posted By markk53
Then they need to pick a good tire and learn to...

Then they need to pick a good tire and learn to ride and trust it. I can run with my SM buddies in the corners (the Aprilia and XR650R kick my ass on the straights) with my KLX running the Duros on...
Forum: Thumpers 09-06-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 11,111
Views: 2,363,334
Posted By markk53
That is the question, how much gain is there? Is...

That is the question, how much gain is there? Is it worth it for the gain?

I guess I need to understand is the Kaw truly limited by the ignition and would there be more power gain with better...
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 11,111
Views: 2,363,334
Posted By markk53
Now I do. :lol3 It sounds like this can...

Now I do. :lol3


It sounds like this can unlock some decent power for the money spent. Better than an exhaust system since clearly the engine will spin 10,000 rpm without major effort, but goes...
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 11,111
Views: 2,363,334
Posted By markk53
After a bit of reading it sounds unobtainable...

After a bit of reading it sounds unobtainable without major sacrifice. Sounds like the ignition is the critical step to open things up higher. Same stinking deal we had with the MB5 - ignition...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-05-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 1,465
Views: 64,352
Posted By markk53
Just making sure, so I tell my wife the right...

Just making sure, so I tell my wife the right night. I'm going to do my best to show up. Nothing like a little motorcycle BS to make for a good time.
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 11,111
Views: 2,363,334
Posted By markk53
credit where credit is due - you did and it was a...

credit where credit is due - you did and it was a good explanation, this one went a shade deeper.

I"m wondering if a cam could be reground at reasonable expense to get the bit more lift and...
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 252
Posted By markk53
650C has the 300mm brake rotor, the 650R uses a...

650C has the 300mm brake rotor, the 650R uses a smaller (240?) rotor which may make a difference when mounting the brake caliper, but I don't know for sure.

The C has fixed damping, the R has...
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,178
Posted By markk53
Agreed. Some run 19" street front for...

Agreed.

Some run 19" street front for wear and more street tire selection.

From there the rest are all after image and profiling.

Never made sense to me to run a fat tire on the front of...
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,360
Posted By markk53
Unless you're riding a Lobito, then you'd have to...

Unless you're riding a Lobito, then you'd have to chew it off! :rofl







:huh :dunnoDon't get it, do the translation - spanish-english :deal
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,360
Posted By markk53
Geez, my condolences on the "Lobit-omy":eek1:lol3...

Geez, my condolences on the "Lobit-omy":eek1:lol3

I'm a Bul guy from the early days...:freaky
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-04-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,199
Posted By markk53
I've shipped a majority of the stuff I send by...

I've shipped a majority of the stuff I send by USPS and have only had two packages lost AFTER hitting the other country's customs. One was to Namibia, the other to Kazakhstan. I've had two or three...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-04-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 1,465
Views: 64,352
Posted By markk53
Doable from Delaware... Wednesday? Time?

Doable from Delaware...

Wednesday?
Time?
Forum: Thumpers 09-04-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 824
Posted By markk53
Key thing, don't duplicate. Unless you live in...

Key thing, don't duplicate. Unless you live in an area where the off roading is wide open, getting a 650 would be like getting a riding mower to mow a 20' x 20' yard.

I live in Ohio, where any...
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