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Forum: Beasts 04-14-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 22,769
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Posted By barefoot
Right, I was looking in a different direction.

Right, I was looking in a different direction.
Forum: Beasts 04-14-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 22,769
Views: 4,023,847
Posted By barefoot
My border patrol checkpoint experience has always...

My border patrol checkpoint experience has always been exceedingly brief and pleasant: "Good Afternoon/Morning/whatever, sir, United States Border Patrol, how are you today?", "Fine and Dandy, and...
Forum: Beasts 04-14-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 22,769
Views: 4,023,847
Posted By barefoot
I'm not sure that makes sense - this is over 100...

I'm not sure that makes sense - this is over 100 miles from the border. On the other hand, the highway checkpoints don't make sense either, as far inland as they are...
Forum: Beasts 04-12-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 22,769
Views: 4,023,847
Posted By barefoot
I didn't realize until I looked at a map later,...

I didn't realize until I looked at a map later, that the Rio Grande comes right out of that escarpment - Texas on the Right, Chihuahua on the Left. Neat.
Forum: Beasts 04-12-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 22,769
Views: 4,023,847
Posted By barefoot
For a weekend trip, I'm traveling a little...

For a weekend trip, I'm traveling a little heavier than I should be - but I haven't been on a Moto trip in years, and never on a dual sport, so I'm figuring some things out before my big trip in a...
Forum: Beasts 04-11-2014, 07:54 PM
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Views: 4,023,847
Posted By barefoot
Here's mine loaded up for a trip to Big Bend. ...

Here's mine loaded up for a trip to Big Bend.
The AltRider gear seems to be high quality stuff - Crash bars seem quite strong, the luggage rack rocks and though I'll need to allow extra time for oil...
Forum: Beasts 04-04-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 22,769
Views: 4,023,847
Posted By barefoot
Howdy! Just wanted to throw a pic up on the Big...

Howdy! Just wanted to throw a pic up on the Big Thread. This is my STen posing amongst the Texas Bluebonnets....
Forum: Beasts 03-30-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,146
Posted By barefoot
Pluric, which Vista Cruis is that, and did you...

Pluric, which Vista Cruis is that, and did you have to mod it to fit? and does it work well?
Forum: Beasts 03-21-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 22,769
Views: 4,023,847
Posted By barefoot
Thanks for the input, Pluric, but your reputation...

Thanks for the input, Pluric, but your reputation as a wheel abuser is well established. I'd like to hear from some folks closer to the middle of the bell curve, if possible. :D
Forum: Beasts 03-21-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 22,769
Views: 4,023,847
Posted By barefoot
Here's question for experienced STen riders from...

Here's question for experienced STen riders from a new one:
Do you feel the need to run an inner tube in your tires? For dirt road use? for off road use? Does anybody use Slime or something like it...
Forum: Beasts 03-15-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 7,698
Views: 1,436,014
Posted By barefoot
Here's mine, mildly farkled. Madstad, Altrider...

Here's mine, mildly farkled.
Madstad, Altrider crash bars, skid plate and luggage rack.
I got the side stand foot from AltRider, too, but it don't fit, will need to talk to ZLA about that.
I...
Forum: Beasts 03-13-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 22,769
Views: 4,023,847
Posted By barefoot
:baldy I need to drain some oil before I go on....

:baldy
I need to drain some oil before I go on.
This reminds me of something else - the oil plugs came off with a copper looking gasket - Never seen one of those before, replaced it with a normal...
Forum: Beasts 03-13-2014, 09:28 AM
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Views: 4,023,847
Posted By barefoot
I'll need to check, but I'm pretty sure the...

I'll need to check, but I'm pretty sure the Service Manual says 4.2 liters. I'm not sure what you mean by 'new', but this is a 2013 model, not a 2014.
Forum: Beasts 03-13-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 22,769
Views: 4,023,847
Posted By barefoot
Also, I didn't mention that I put my stock screen...

Also, I didn't mention that I put my stock screen on a Madstad adjustable mount. The buffeting on my bike isn't bad, but I think the notion of adjusting the windscreen is a solid one, so I tried it...
Forum: Beasts 03-13-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 22,769
Views: 4,023,847
Posted By barefoot
Some maintenance questions that came up as I...

Some maintenance questions that came up as I performed the 600 service on Blanca (or White Lightning, haven't decided what to call her yet).


Spokes. I tapped them and tightened the ones that...
Forum: Beasts 02-05-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 22,769
Views: 4,023,847
Posted By barefoot
Okay, I've read through a lot of discussion, but...

Okay, I've read through a lot of discussion, but couldn't find anything about this - I'm trying to decide between an HB skid plate or AltRider. Now, if I understand correctly, there's not getting...
Forum: Beasts 02-02-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 22,769
Views: 4,023,847
Posted By barefoot
We'll, I picked mine up yesterday - white, with...

We'll, I picked mine up yesterday - white, with Tourance tires - needs some minor farkling before any big trips, so I'm now researching skid plates and crash bars. I'm leaning towards the AltRider...
Forum: Beasts 01-21-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 22,769
Views: 4,023,847
Posted By barefoot
I've been aware of the Ten for a little while. I...

I've been aware of the Ten for a little while. I was all "1200cc's, srsly? it's so big, it's so expensive. It's as big as a phreakin GSA! No thanks ...." Then I recently started looking for a bike...
Forum: Road warriors 09-11-2012, 10:55 AM
Replies: 325
Views: 88,875
Posted By barefoot
Wow, this thread slipped a long way off the front...

Wow, this thread slipped a long way off the front page until recently. Because I'm planning on taking a road trip vacation soon, I started looking for it to see what everyone's doing with theirs....
Forum: Racing 10-24-2011, 08:42 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 48,263
Posted By barefoot
This. What an excellent description of a racer's...

This. What an excellent description of a racer's mindset. I'm not a racer, but I have a deep appreciation for the folks who live at this cutting edge, who joyously hone their skills to unbelievable...
Forum: Road warriors 10-15-2010, 02:16 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 15,584
Posted By barefoot
I don't consider myself brand loyal, but I do...

I don't consider myself brand loyal, but I do tend to favor Yamahas and Suzukis.
I'm pretty pragmatic, so given bikes with roughly equal capabilities, I'll faver the cheaper, reliabler and/or...
Forum: Road warriors 09-23-2010, 07:15 PM
Replies: 325
Views: 88,875
Posted By barefoot
Now that Yamaha's batwing fairing is available as...

Now that Yamaha's batwing fairing is available as an accessory, I'm thinking seriously about getting one. It looks great, guaranteed to fit, and is cheaper than buying a Strat Deluxe. If/when I get...
Forum: Racing 09-17-2010, 08:10 PM
Replies: 3,076
Views: 221,626
Posted By barefoot
Didn't Honda allow Nicky to start testing the...

Didn't Honda allow Nicky to start testing the Ducati before the end of the year when he switched?
Forum: Road warriors 09-17-2010, 07:54 PM
Replies: 325
Views: 88,875
Posted By barefoot
Thought I'd throw up a pic of my new Midnight...

Thought I'd throw up a pic of my new Midnight Roadliner.
<img src="http://gallery.me.com/theovenmits/100029/DSC_0007/web.jpg?ver=12847082840001" border="0" alt="" />

Hm, I'd like to make this...
Forum: Racing 09-16-2010, 08:08 PM
Replies: 3,076
Views: 221,626
Posted By barefoot
Didn't Puig at one time serve Stoner (agent or...

Didn't Puig at one time serve Stoner (agent or whatever) in the same capacity as he does Pedrosa?
Forum: Road warriors 09-15-2010, 04:18 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 12,255
Posted By barefoot
While I opted to go big for my newest bike...

While I opted to go big for my newest bike (Roadliner) I have a pragmatic nature and a deep respect for the concept of 'enough'. I applaud those of us who do big things with little bikes!
Forum: Road warriors 09-08-2010, 04:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 977
Posted By barefoot
Yeah, even though they're tough, functional and...

Yeah, even though they're tough, functional and reasonably priced, I'm afraid the look gets me for the Leatherlyke stuff - very cheesy looking.

The OEM Yamaha throw-overs look pretty good, but...
Forum: Road warriors 09-07-2010, 05:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 977
Posted By barefoot
Hm... yeah, I didn't find any either - I'll just...

Hm... yeah, I didn't find any either - I'll just have to decide whether to cough up $1k+ or have a buckle-down solution for $400ish.

I know this may not be the best place, but I can't stand the...
Forum: Road warriors 09-06-2010, 01:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 977
Posted By barefoot
Cruiser luggage suggestions solicited

So I'm thinking about getting a cruiser (probably a Roadliner) and will be needing luggage - problem is I'm faced with a choice between something very expensive (OEM Yamaha or Corbin) or something...
Forum: Racing 08-31-2010, 11:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,426
Posted By barefoot
Eggzachery.

Eggzachery.
Forum: Racing 08-30-2010, 12:42 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,426
Posted By barefoot
This. :deal

This.
:deal
Forum: Racing 08-30-2010, 12:38 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,426
Posted By barefoot
I was looking at that one - the engine look...

I was looking at that one - the engine look particularly non-Ducati - did that tilt it backwards 20 degrees or something?
Forum: Racing 08-27-2010, 09:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,426
Posted By barefoot
I've thought for a number of years that Ducati...

I've thought for a number of years that Ducati should dump the twins for production-class racing and go ahead and make an L-4 engine for WSBK and a race-replica bike. Keep the classic twins for the...
Forum: Racing 07-20-2010, 04:20 PM
Replies: 3,076
Views: 221,626
Posted By barefoot
You've raised another issue about Mladin that...

You've raised another issue about Mladin that doesn't sit well with many race fans: He smashed the AMA field, but never raised his sites to a more competitive environment (I know, he rode a Gilera ...
Forum: Racing 07-15-2010, 09:55 PM
Replies: 3,076
Views: 221,626
Posted By barefoot
ok, I just got caught up on this thread and I...

ok, I just got caught up on this thread and I have to say, this is too awesome for words!
:rofl
Forum: Racing 07-08-2010, 09:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,569
Posted By barefoot
No, it's been a couple years since I've paid...

No, it's been a couple years since I've paid attention to AMA/DMG racing, so I've missed any recent, um, struggles.
Forum: Racing 07-08-2010, 04:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,569
Posted By barefoot
Yeah, basically. I don't know about any...

Yeah, basically. I don't know about any drunkenness, and he may not be a natural talent as a broadcaster, but I'd rather listen to Freddie than Green, because if he remembers one single thing about...
Forum: Racing 07-07-2010, 04:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,569
Posted By barefoot
I'd be willing to give Freddie credit because...

I'd be willing to give Freddie credit because he's a technical commentator, not color - or at least he should be. As a 3-time World Champion, he gets my respect.
As an aside, I met him in his...
Forum: Racing 07-07-2010, 04:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,569
Posted By barefoot
No one was as bad as Brian Drebber. Couldn't...

No one was as bad as Brian Drebber. Couldn't announce a wet dream with a script.

That being said, Jonathan Green (WSB) seems to get a pass from most folks, but he's almost as bad. I'm sure he's a...
Forum: Road warriors 07-06-2010, 07:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,650
Posted By barefoot
I don't think he was talking about the...

I don't think he was talking about the windscreen.
:lol3
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