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Forum: Thumpers 05-24-2013, 07:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,790
Posted By iillyyaa
Wouldn't that make it run like crap? And wouldn't...

Wouldn't that make it run like crap? And wouldn't that exhibit itself as lean running condition, as evidenced by the plug?

Tim said the plug looked fine.

It could be anything, really, from...
Forum: The Garage 04-02-2010, 01:30 PM
Replies: 3,994
Views: 505,569
Posted By iillyyaa
Sorry guys. Dead pan is the bane of my existence....

Sorry guys. Dead pan is the bane of my existence. I can't resist it at times, but then everyone thinks I'm serious, and just nods understandingly. I should have thrown in a smiley... :wink:
...
Forum: The Garage 04-01-2010, 12:08 PM
Replies: 3,994
Views: 505,569
Posted By iillyyaa
Oil is one of the alloying elements, I believe.

Oil is one of the alloying elements, I believe.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-30-2010, 06:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,088
Posted By iillyyaa
Be careful handling Cam2 - it is leaded. Also,...

Be careful handling Cam2 - it is leaded. Also, avoid it if your bike has a catalytic converter (assuming you want it to keep working...)

Contrary to popular misconception, octane number is not...
Forum: The Garage 02-25-2010, 04:50 AM
Replies: 3,994
Views: 505,569
Posted By iillyyaa
If you want more specific advice, you should post...

If you want more specific advice, you should post the make/model of the bike, sidestand material, or better yet, a picture. Also, your own assessment of your mech. skills and available equipment....
Forum: Trials 02-04-2010, 07:32 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 91,706
Posted By iillyyaa
The pictures are all there at ecotrials.com...

The pictures are all there at ecotrials.com (http://ecotrials.com).

Very cool.

I imagine it must feel very odd to ride w/o clutch, since modulation of throttle and clutch is so ingrained in...
Forum: Trials 01-11-2010, 07:21 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 91,706
Posted By iillyyaa
That's funny: you're all the way in AZ, but your...

That's funny: you're all the way in AZ, but your bike still has a RITC (http://www.ritrialsclub.com/) number plate on it. Who says trials bike are only good for short distances? :D


BTW, I also...
Forum: Racing 01-04-2010, 06:33 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,483
Posted By iillyyaa
Yep, R6 was the easy answer. The aftermarket is...

Yep, R6 was the easy answer. The aftermarket is full of "tank sliders" to address the problem. I too was surprised the manufacturer let that "feature" through on a repli-racer.


The guy on the...
Forum: Racing 12-30-2009, 05:20 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,483
Posted By iillyyaa
I race an SV650 in Loudon Road Race Series (aka...

I race an SV650 in Loudon Road Race Series (aka LRRS,) which is a North-East CCS affiliate. I earned my expert plates, then promptly handgrenaded my femur.

This is me:...
Forum: Equipment 10-08-2009, 05:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,606
Posted By iillyyaa
That's funny, another Ilya with a 1098. Would you...

That's funny, another Ilya with a 1098. Would you believe that I once went ice climbing in New Hampshire with two other Ilyas? :lol3


You're right - shit happens. The important thing is that the...
Forum: Equipment 10-07-2009, 01:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,606
Posted By iillyyaa
Mine lasted 5 years so far, and are still in a...

Mine lasted 5 years so far, and are still in a pretty good shape. They now fit a bit looser, but are still waterproof. I sometimes use them when I instruct at rainy track days, and for street rides...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-02-2009, 12:44 PM
Replies: 833
Views: 47,672
Posted By iillyyaa
It's on NETRA event calendar on 5/17. Here's...

It's on NETRA event calendar on 5/17.

Here's the >>> LINK <<< (http://netra.org/public/newsfile/205)
Forum: The Garage 01-08-2009, 06:08 AM
Replies: 3,994
Views: 505,569
Posted By iillyyaa
I've had an Invertig 201 for several years, and...

I've had an Invertig 201 for several years, and like it a lot. :thumb

Can't tell you how they stack up against competition, because that's the only one I've ever had. I'm self-taught, and frankly...
Forum: Ride reports 06-16-2008, 07:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,434
Posted By iillyyaa
Nice brief report. Cool photo of "synchronous...

Nice brief report. Cool photo of "synchronous bike dropping." There's a great new Olympic discipline! :D
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-16-2008, 07:35 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,859
Posted By iillyyaa
The ride was awesome! Thanks to all the BTR folks...

The ride was awesome! Thanks to all the BTR folks for sharing their great trails.

I meant to do Option A, but at the tail end of section 1 I took the wrong turn (at a T-intersection at the end of...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-10-2008, 06:36 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,859
Posted By iillyyaa
Hmm... How could I possibly convey how lame of an...

Hmm... How could I possibly convey how lame of an excuse that is, while at the same time avoid offending you and encourage you to come?

If the guys behind you are really that much faster, they'll...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-22-2008, 08:43 AM
Replies: 833
Views: 47,672
Posted By iillyyaa
Wow! Some buy things, others roll their own. Mr....

Wow! Some buy things, others roll their own. Mr. MacGyver, that's a great setup you got there. :clap
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-21-2008, 06:25 AM
Replies: 833
Views: 47,672
Posted By iillyyaa
The leg is 110%. (Adding a few extra percentage...

The leg is 110%. (Adding a few extra percentage points for titanium reinforcement.) I rode the Tri-State enduro two weekends ago, and finished the whole course, which means I'm back in shape.

I...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-20-2008, 06:54 AM
Replies: 833
Views: 47,672
Posted By iillyyaa
Looks like I missed a great ride. It's the first...

Looks like I missed a great ride. It's the first one of the "State" series that I missed. I was planning to come along, but work got in the way, and I had to stay local. Major bummer, but thanks,...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-03-2007, 01:52 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 9,623
Posted By iillyyaa
Inte, take your new bike to Penguin Racing...

Inte,

take your new bike to Penguin Racing School at Loudon, NH this Friday.
http://www.penguinracing.com/pages/4_school_schedule.cfm
Then do a rookie race on Saturday and get your CCS racing...
Forum: Ride reports 05-25-2007, 09:01 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,088
Posted By iillyyaa
I can attest that I was NOT following the road...

I can attest that I was NOT following the road book. Rather, I was following the rider in front of me when we took the wrong trail. I learned my lesson (for the 100th time :rolleyes) and did not have...
Forum: Ride reports 05-21-2007, 05:55 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,088
Posted By iillyyaa
First, a big THANK YOU to the organizers. Third...

First, a big THANK YOU to the organizers. Third time's a charm. I liked the first two - and I loved this one. :thumb



Actually, that woman also said that one rider cut a corner through her...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-18-2007, 05:34 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 14,338
Posted By iillyyaa
I got wet two years in a row, so why stop now?...

I got wet two years in a row, so why stop now? Besides, I need to test a new jacket and pants I got from MSR.

I'll be riding my KTM though, as the GS has been showing way too much character for my...
Forum: Face plant 04-13-2007, 05:28 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 11,280
Posted By iillyyaa
Ken, are you doing the dualsport ride...

Ken,

are you doing the dualsport ride (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=209082) ride in May?

Tim, I sent you a PM.

Let's aim for Polly's on Sat. the 28th or Sun. the 29th.
-...
Forum: Face plant 04-12-2007, 02:47 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 11,280
Posted By iillyyaa
Allright, I have a mental picture of who you...

Allright, I have a mental picture of who you might be and there's probably 70% chance that it's you. :dunno :D

It's good to know other folks in our area. Where would I run into you? I see you have...
Forum: Face plant 04-12-2007, 09:39 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 11,280
Posted By iillyyaa
Yep, that's me. I'm all done with PT. (Or at...

Yep, that's me. I'm all done with PT. (Or at least BC&BS thinks that I'm done, so they won't pay for any more of it.) In light of that, I'm switching to a different kind of therapy - riding dirt....
Forum: Ride reports 04-12-2007, 09:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,804
Posted By iillyyaa
We live vicariously through you, Tim. :clap ...

We live vicariously through you, Tim. :clap

This photo looks like it came straight out of National Geographic.

"A herd of KTMs heading for a watering hole."...
Forum: Face plant 04-11-2007, 12:19 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 11,280
Posted By iillyyaa
I wouldn't know - I haven't yet taken it out for...

I wouldn't know - I haven't yet taken it out for a spin. I'm just picking it up this Saturday.

Everybody says that. I guess most people don't care that much for winter sports. Sigh...

It sucks...
Forum: Face plant 04-11-2007, 09:26 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 11,280
Posted By iillyyaa
I'm officially cleared for off-road riding by the...

I'm officially cleared for off-road riding by the doc. I even pretended that I hadn't already started. :rolleyes

That's one powerful machine you got there. I can't recall much about the test ride...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-31-2007, 06:07 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,768
Posted By iillyyaa
First, you put the Heli bars on; then a taller...

First, you put the Heli bars on; then a taller shield; then some mud flaps... A few simple modifications, and before you know it, you're back to riding off road!...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-30-2007, 06:26 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,768
Posted By iillyyaa
Here's a few more selected shots of the bike from...

Here's a few more selected shots of the bike from my last big trip:

Trona Pinnacles:
http://iillyyaa.smugmug.com/photos/28787733-M.jpg
http://iillyyaa.smugmug.com/photos/28787726-M.jpg
...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-30-2007, 06:12 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,768
Posted By iillyyaa
Hey, your cheated me. You said that was pure gold...

Hey, your cheated me. You said that was pure gold around the bottle necks. And this morning the bank refused to take a deposit of colored aluminum foil. Gimme my bike back!

One word of caution: if...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-29-2007, 08:15 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,768
Posted By iillyyaa
Do tell which bike you got. The suspense is...

Do tell which bike you got. The suspense is killing me! :ear

:lol3

Ride it in good health. BTW, the road grime came at no charge. I got more if you ever need it - all you need to do is ask.
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Forum: Face plant 03-13-2007, 04:02 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 11,280
Posted By iillyyaa
Thanks for asking. I'm packing my bags, selling...

Thanks for asking. I'm packing my bags, selling my bikes, freezing some sperm and moving to a retirement home... Not!

Nah, just kidding. I'm actually improving. Definitely not 100% yet, but...
Forum: Equipment 01-05-2007, 04:01 AM
Replies: 305
Views: 50,550
Posted By iillyyaa
What a coincidence! That's exactly how pretty...

What a coincidence! That's exactly how pretty much all of my crashes transpired. :lol3

I just wanted to mention that I wasn't taking personal digs at you - just trying to agree with Mr. Fudd and...
Forum: Equipment 01-04-2007, 09:44 AM
Replies: 305
Views: 50,550
Posted By iillyyaa
Similarly, it doesn't take a genius to conclude...

Similarly, it doesn't take a genius to conclude from flashy appearance that one piece of armor is safer than another. But that doesn't necessarily mean that it's true.

To your other point, unless...
Forum: Equipment 01-04-2007, 05:47 AM
Replies: 305
Views: 50,550
Posted By iillyyaa
I'd prefer to select my protection based on...

I'd prefer to select my protection based on something more substantion than "allusion to the possibility". :lol3

An interesting discussion that got livelier as of late. Keep at it! :thumb

:lurk...
Forum: Face plant 12-08-2006, 12:06 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 11,280
Posted By iillyyaa
Really? Indoor/outdoor? I go to BRG all the time,...

Really? Indoor/outdoor? I go to BRG all the time, to Rumney and elsewhere in the summer, and began ice climbing last winter.

What can be better than taking an early Sunday morning motorcycle ride...
Forum: Face plant 12-06-2006, 03:39 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 36,070
Posted By iillyyaa
You got something against Californians? You seem...

You got something against Californians? You seem to imply that you don't cringe when you see riders with no gear _in_ California...

:dunno
--
Ilya
Forum: Face plant 12-06-2006, 03:05 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 11,280
Posted By iillyyaa
Small world indeed. Isn't Akamai in Cambridge?...

Small world indeed. Isn't Akamai in Cambridge? Where do you live? (D'oh! I see that now.) Ever go to MotoMarket?

Glad you didn't get too badly hurt in your crash.

So, you're saying you don't...
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