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Forum: Vendors 06-07-2013, 03:03 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 86,244
Posted By sprale
After 23k miles on a pair of Anakee 2 tires on my...

After 23k miles on a pair of Anakee 2 tires on my V-Strom, I set out looking for another of the same. When I found it hard to find a pair at a good price, I saw the reviews of the Anakee 3 tires and...
Forum: Beasts 05-12-2013, 03:33 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 48,438
Posted By sprale
If anyone is looking for something with serious...

If anyone is looking for something with serious longevity, consider the Michelin Anakee 2. I had a pair installed when I bought my Vee at just over 20k miles, and now that I'm at 42k, its finally...
Forum: Thumpers 09-17-2012, 10:58 AM
Replies: 7,802
Views: 2,078,036
Posted By sprale
Check out the Madass Army...

Check out the Madass Army (http://www.madassarmy.com/discuss/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=190) site.

http://images.greghoustondesign.com/misc/GetAttachment.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 05-02-2012, 11:11 AM
Replies: 5,533
Views: 1,020,977
Posted By sprale
As nice as it is to see a new Honda come to the...

As nice as it is to see a new Honda come to the market, this one is just not for me. I'll stick with my Strom for a while longer. The storage thing is neat, but I still like being able to refuel...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-14-2011, 10:33 AM
Replies: 8,618
Views: 1,735,861
Posted By sprale
So, you didn't stop? :evil Maybe you posted...

So, you didn't stop? :evil

Maybe you posted in the wrong thread? :rofl
Forum: Ride reports 03-09-2011, 01:02 PM
Replies: 7,064
Views: 3,228,503
Posted By sprale
I visited the region, along with most of Mexico...

I visited the region, along with most of Mexico over a long winter break back in 1990/1. My family drove from Missouri to the Guatemalan border in an old Ford truck, taking the better part of two...
Forum: Hacks 02-25-2011, 11:37 AM
Replies: 6,355
Views: 2,303,860
Posted By sprale
Looks like quite a bit of creative design work,...

Looks like quite a bit of creative design work, but can't imagine it would be comfortable for more than the first mile. Only marginally more than this:

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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-15-2011, 11:05 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,152
Posted By sprale
While we are comparing safety, lets look at...

While we are comparing safety, lets look at actual statistics.:deal

http://www-fars.nhtsa.dot.gov/Main/index.aspx
...
Forum: Ride reports 02-15-2011, 09:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,885
Posted By sprale
Did you coordinate a crossing from Port...

Did you coordinate a crossing from Port Mansfield, or did you just happen to find someone when you hit the gap?

http://darkwoodsstudiosltd.smugmug.com/photos/1188451355_RVRBQ-M.jpg


I've gone...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-15-2011, 08:20 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,152
Posted By sprale
Bicycles and motorbikes, what's the difference?

Well-said.



If you've crashed more than once on a bicycle, you've likely had a variety of types of crashes. I've gone over the bars, been sideswiped, high and low-sided, on and off-road. Get...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-14-2011, 02:26 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,152
Posted By sprale
I got lucky. My daughter wanted to go riding, so...

I got lucky. My daughter wanted to go riding, so that was her motivation to pay attention and be still while riding. On the first ride around the block, she was calm and still. I would never have...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-14-2011, 01:33 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,152
Posted By sprale
I remember growing up in an unsterilized...

I remember growing up in an unsterilized environment. My parents and family let me experience things that other parents my own age gasp at when I consider it. I rode on the back of a Harley (first...
Forum: Ride reports 02-14-2011, 12:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,885
Posted By sprale
Epic Ride Dude! :rofl

Epic Ride Dude! :rofl
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-14-2011, 12:33 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,152
Posted By sprale
I taught my daughter to fire up an old Honda...

I taught my daughter to fire up an old Honda Supercub when she was 10 months old. I started taking her around the block somewhere before she turned two. I would put her in front of me so my knees and...
Forum: Ride reports 02-14-2011, 12:27 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 12,586
Posted By sprale
Thanks for sharing photos of your beautiful trip,...

Thanks for sharing photos of your beautiful trip, you hit some of my favorite areas. Do us a favor though. Next time, wait until summer to bring that Midwest weather down here. I personally moved...
Forum: Road warriors 02-11-2011, 10:23 AM
Replies: 1,479
Views: 280,967
Posted By sprale
Wow! I wish that had been available when I had my...

Wow! I wish that had been available when I had my Ninjette.
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-19-2011, 02:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,475
Posted By sprale
Preemptive Welcome!

Year-round riding is possible here easily, I do it. Winters can get below freezing occasionally. There's some great twisty riding into the Hill Country, just pick up a map or hop on Google Maps.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-12-2011, 09:38 AM
Replies: 11,675
Views: 1,454,635
Posted By sprale
Things to do in Denver when you're dead (tired of...

Things to do in Denver when you're dead (tired of riding)

$1500? woweee! :clap

http://images.craigslist.org/3nc3o83l65O05Q65W4b1c75feeba594d31df2.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-11-2011, 10:54 AM
Replies: 8,618
Views: 1,735,861
Posted By sprale
Frakkin left-lane campers! ...

Frakkin left-lane campers!

http://reviews.carreview.com/files/2008/12/r4-3-238x300.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-10-2011, 10:46 AM
Replies: 3,511
Views: 1,482,081
Posted By sprale
My daughter began real early, loves bikes, went...

My daughter began real early, loves bikes, went with me to pick up the Vee. She enjoys short, local rides, but wants to go on adventures with me. I told her I was getting the Vee so I could add a...
Forum: Ride reports 01-05-2011, 10:23 AM
Replies: 1,951
Views: 485,392
Posted By sprale
That sounds familiar. Even in Texas, in the...

That sounds familiar. Even in Texas, in the summer, I always wear the same waterproof riding gear. I used to hate lugging around rain gear or waterproof liners. I finally started buying quality...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-17-2010, 12:54 PM
Replies: 7,955
Views: 3,096,948
Posted By sprale
I'm down to just one bike (a modern one at that)...

I'm down to just one bike (a modern one at that) and no free time. I'm working on my BS again, two years to go! Once I'm done, I'm going to have to pick up an old bike (or a few) and start enjoying...
Forum: Road warriors 12-17-2010, 10:43 AM
Replies: 3,003
Views: 860,718
Posted By sprale
CB160 & CB550, cafe

I still love classic Honda's. I can't tuck down to ride a cafe bike, but damn they look good.

http://belair.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2007-International-MC-Show/IMG2259/230625745_sbZum-XL.jpg
Forum: Battle scooters 12-16-2010, 01:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 29,460
Posted By sprale
I'd love something like that with a 250cc single...

I'd love something like that with a 250cc single and six cogs. :evil
Forum: Thumpers 12-10-2010, 02:40 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 58,575
Posted By sprale
I still like the Honda Varadero 125, but would...

I still like the Honda Varadero 125, but would rather have a single than a v-twin that small.

http://p2m.mbike.com/000/003/784/64210107_d.jpg
Forum: Beasts 09-29-2010, 10:02 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 31,725
Posted By sprale
I've always loved the NATO tan or beige. I'd love...

I've always loved the NATO tan or beige. I'd love an FJ62 in those colors to match.

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q226/GapersGoHome/P5010499.jpg
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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-22-2010, 08:14 AM
Replies: 8,618
Views: 1,735,861
Posted By sprale
I like to ask riders who don't wear gear how...

I like to ask riders who don't wear gear how comfortable they imagine a skin graft to be...

My skin's not pretty or perfect, but it's mine and completely stock!
...
Forum: Hacks 09-09-2010, 02:02 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,404
Posted By sprale
What's a rough cost estimate of the build? I'm...

What's a rough cost estimate of the build? I'm trying to decide between Dauntless and CStanley, they both look great and seem to get lots of praise for build quality and service.
Forum: Hacks 09-09-2010, 12:54 PM
Replies: 6,355
Views: 2,303,860
Posted By sprale
I might have to hit up my 401k to get this hack...

I might have to hit up my 401k to get this hack started...
Forum: Road warriors 09-03-2010, 01:17 PM
Replies: 1,479
Views: 280,967
Posted By sprale
500: http://tinyurl.com/2g9sf97 250:...

500: http://tinyurl.com/2g9sf97
250: http://tinyurl.com/254ryjs
Forum: Hacks 09-03-2010, 11:30 AM
Replies: 6,355
Views: 2,303,860
Posted By sprale
That's one of the main uses I'll have for hacking...

That's one of the main uses I'll have for hacking my Vee eventually. I just wish my little ZG was up to the task as well.
Forum: Hacks 09-01-2010, 09:07 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 25,679
Posted By sprale
Noted! Thanks for the tip. Keep us updated on it...

Noted! Thanks for the tip. Keep us updated on it as you rack up the miles. Anyone else try anything with a more aggressive tread?
Forum: Beasts 08-31-2010, 12:46 PM
Replies: 20,915
Views: 5,983,662
Posted By sprale
Love these photos! Just got back from an Al-Can...

Love these photos! Just got back from an Al-Can trip, started in Vancouver. Next time, I'm taking my bike or renting one there. I could easily live there in the summer and Texas in the winter.
Forum: Road warriors 08-30-2010, 01:57 PM
Replies: 1,479
Views: 280,967
Posted By sprale
I really like my little Ninjette, but I've been...

I really like my little Ninjette, but I've been feeling cramped in the last year of riding. I actually consider it upright compared to many bikes out there. It's a great little commuter, but I am...
Forum: Road warriors 08-25-2010, 02:37 PM
Replies: 3,003
Views: 860,718
Posted By sprale
It's a matter of opinion (coming from someone who...

It's a matter of opinion (coming from someone who finally bought a V-Strom after wanting one for years), but yeah, there's no reason to beat up someone else over their opinion. I'm not a big fan of...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-25-2010, 11:10 AM
Replies: 3,511
Views: 1,482,081
Posted By sprale
I found a real good deal on a Vee last weekend,...

I found a real good deal on a Vee last weekend, just a few hours away in Kerrville. Mom was working, so I packed up the kids and took the trailer to get it. Son is 9 months now, daughter is 5 years....
Forum: Orange Crush 08-25-2010, 11:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 720
Posted By sprale
KTM ADVRider on Revel Music poster

Grabbing some oatmeal in the break room this morning at work, I was killing some time and staring at the bulletin board. On a music poster I noticed a KTM rider with a violin, and an ADV sticker on...
Forum: Hacks 08-22-2010, 12:11 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 25,679
Posted By sprale
I just picked up a Vee, need to replace the...

I just picked up a Vee, need to replace the sprockets and chain (PO never adjusted the chain, REALLY loose). Anyone tried these...
Forum: Hacks 08-22-2010, 10:49 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 527
Posted By sprale
No hack yet, but making plans: a new-to-me V-Strom

http://darkwoodsstudiosltd.smugmug.com/photos/978439283_rkMQ8-M.jpg

http://darkwoodsstudiosltd.smugmug.com/photos/978439164_5x2wj-M.jpg

I picked it up with the intention of building a sidecar...
Forum: Hacks 08-21-2010, 05:27 PM
Replies: 6,355
Views: 2,303,860
Posted By sprale
This is just awesome, I want it! Just picked...

This is just awesome, I want it!

Just picked up a DL1k and my mind is already scaring me looking at some of the stuff in this thread. Saving my pennies for a basic Dauntless kit to start.
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