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Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2013, 11:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,460
Posted By Paragon68
My Wife's 2008 250 XCF-W was professionally...

My Wife's 2008 250 XCF-W was professionally re-sprung and lowered (by the guy that used to build Lafferty's suspensions when Allen Randt was his Coach... back when Lafferty was winning).

She is...
Forum: Road warriors 01-08-2013, 08:00 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 10,215
Posted By Paragon68
This is the beauty of a smart phone, instant...

This is the beauty of a smart phone, instant accident scene pictures :deal
Forum: Road warriors 08-27-2012, 11:24 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 50,702
Posted By Paragon68
There is nothing buzzy about any of the Triumph...

There is nothing buzzy about any of the Triumph triples.
Forum: Equipment 07-05-2012, 07:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,689
Posted By Paragon68
A* Scouts. Best boots I have ever owned.

A* Scouts. Best boots I have ever owned.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-12-2012, 06:41 PM
Replies: 4,319
Views: 281,066
Posted By Paragon68
Wedge beer or mountain biking. Damn tough...

Wedge beer or mountain biking.

Damn tough choice.
Forum: Equipment 05-28-2012, 06:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,395
Posted By Paragon68
I have a hard time discussing KLIM gear without...

I have a hard time discussing KLIM gear without using terms like "AWESOME" and "LOVE".
Forum: Equipment 05-27-2012, 07:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,207
Posted By Paragon68
I lock one of these to the disc lock when it is...

I lock one of these to the disc lock when it is NOT in use. when I lock the disc lock to the bike, I put the flag on my key chain.

http://www.rotary13b1.com/images/products/1084_reg.jpg

I am...
Forum: Equipment 05-25-2012, 07:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 501
Posted By Paragon68
Alpinestar scout. I am wearing them on both my...

Alpinestar scout. I am wearing them on both my Sprint ST and 675SE. I've worn my A* SMX boots once since I bought these. They are very comfortable on and off the bike, and the MX style buckle...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-23-2012, 10:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,351
Posted By Paragon68
Same thing here. I almost miss the sandy whoop'd...

Same thing here. I almost miss the sandy whoop'd out trails :D
Forum: Equipment 05-17-2012, 01:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,219
Posted By Paragon68
Seriously. Those look awesome.

Seriously. Those look awesome.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-16-2012, 07:38 AM
Replies: 10,384
Views: 3,386,377
Posted By Paragon68
That is AWESOME! I need to do that to carry my...

That is AWESOME! I need to do that to carry my mountain bike!
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-15-2012, 09:49 PM
Replies: 10,384
Views: 3,386,377
Posted By Paragon68
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn116/Paragon68...

http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn116/Paragon68/PB010659.jpg

http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn116/Paragon68/94a8a2ad.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-15-2012, 09:41 PM
Replies: 35,099
Views: 8,752,248
Posted By Paragon68
Just because you can buy leathers and a Ducati,...

Just because you can buy leathers and a Ducati, you can't buy competence :deal

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v626/jerry68/61f50d32.jpg
Forum: Equipment 05-15-2012, 05:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,500
Posted By Paragon68
If you can't buy locally, order from a company...

If you can't buy locally, order from a company that has a good return policy, order the two sizes in the range you "think" should fit, and try them both on, return the pair(s) that do not fit... and...
Forum: Equipment 05-15-2012, 09:18 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,701
Posted By Paragon68
It sounds counter-intuitive, but thin wool socks...

It sounds counter-intuitive, but thin wool socks work great in hot weather. Wool is the original "wicking material", and SmartWool makes some of the best. I also really like the Alpinestar coolmax...
Forum: Equipment 05-15-2012, 07:45 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,176
Posted By Paragon68
If you really feel the need to have the visor...

If you really feel the need to have the visor cracked, wrap a zip-tie around the chin bar, this will keep the visor open slightly. I use this trick to keep my Aria from fogging up on cold mountain...
Forum: Road warriors 05-14-2012, 06:22 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,549
Posted By Paragon68
Nope. No confusion here... ...

Nope. No confusion here...

http://www.americanmotorcyclist.com/Rights/PositionStatements/VoluntaryHelmetUse.aspx
Forum: Equipment 05-14-2012, 03:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,538
Posted By Paragon68
Alpinestar Scouts

I have been in the market for a new pair of touring boots for the last year. I was looking at the Sidi Discovery Rain, the Gaerne Balance Oiled, and the Alpinestar Scout. After reading a lot of...
Forum: Road warriors 05-14-2012, 03:31 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,549
Posted By Paragon68
This. I just cannot support an organization...

This.

I just cannot support an organization that claims they endorse motorcycle safety, and then puts so much emphasis and time into attempting to repeal helmet laws :huh

The AMA represents...
Forum: Road warriors 05-14-2012, 01:01 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 51,970
Posted By Paragon68
With the 675R brakes and suspension :deal

With the 675R brakes and suspension :deal
Forum: Road warriors 05-14-2012, 08:32 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 51,970
Posted By Paragon68
I want Triumph to build a new Sprint ST with a...

I want Triumph to build a new Sprint ST with a good suspension, and headlights that actually work. I want a bike I can ride 1000 miles, take the luggage off of, and run hard on twisty roads.
Forum: Orange Crush 12-13-2011, 12:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,447
Posted By Paragon68
This!

This!
Forum: Thumpers 12-13-2011, 09:27 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,840
Posted By Paragon68
:huh A whipped out, neglected bike is going to...

:huh A whipped out, neglected bike is going to break, regardless of the brand. This is a "I got taken on a used bike" horror story that would apply to ANY brand bike.
Forum: Thumpers 12-09-2011, 11:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,125
Posted By Paragon68
I am 6' 240#, and I jump the shit out of my XC-W....

I am 6' 240#, and I jump the shit out of my XC-W. Stock KTM's are sprung for a 180# rider. Honestly, any bike, KTM or not is going to work better if it is sprung to your weight. Swapping springs is...
Forum: Thumpers 12-08-2011, 05:13 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,840
Posted By Paragon68
This thread is stupid :huh. If you want to get...

This thread is stupid :huh. If you want to get 50K miles out of a thumper, buy a KLR. KTM RFS motors are extremely durable for what they are... off road RACE motors.

I have a horror story. I...
Forum: Thumpers 12-08-2011, 11:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,125
Posted By Paragon68
That's crap, the XC and XC-W have no problem with...

That's crap, the XC and XC-W have no problem with track riding/racing, and the frame will take anything an SX frame will take. The SX is an awesome MX bike, but is not the greatest for trail riding,...
Forum: Thumpers 11-20-2011, 07:00 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,849
Posted By Paragon68
KTM 300 XCW. The light weight of a 2 stroke, but...

KTM 300 XCW. The light weight of a 2 stroke, but pulls like a freight train off the bottom, best trail bike ever.
Forum: Racing 11-03-2011, 12:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,389
Posted By Paragon68
SEMDTRA has an Open MX class :) ...

SEMDTRA has an Open MX class :)

http://www.semdtra.com/Classes.html



Sorta, Bart Markel had a full time job at General Motors in Flint. I think guys like Jay Springsteen and Scott Parker...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-01-2011, 11:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,038
Posted By Paragon68
Early one's in 84, fixed on recall and never a...

Early one's in 84, fixed on recall and never a problem on the 85-86's. I agree, the carbs are a mother to get back on. Fun bike, I put 8k miles on my "500 Interceptor" while on summer break between...
Forum: Equipment 10-20-2011, 11:40 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 65,073
Posted By Paragon68
One thing to remember is that while leather is...

One thing to remember is that while leather is hands down the best protection, a good textile garment will provide better protection than a pair of Wranglers and a DILLIGAF t-shirt. Just like...
Forum: Ride reports 11-18-2009, 07:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,986
Posted By Paragon68
AWESOME! You may have just gave me the...

AWESOME! You may have just gave me the motivation I needed to pull my Jackpiner out and get it running again.

and for anyone who has never met Young Ted, he is proof that you don't have to sit...
Forum: Road warriors 10-04-2009, 06:30 PM
Replies: 2,024
Views: 589,199
Posted By Paragon68
My wife decided the 675 just wasn't comfortable...

My wife decided the 675 just wasn't comfortable enough for the kind of riding she sees herself doing in the future, so we added another Trumpet to the fold...
...
Forum: Road warriors 09-30-2009, 07:20 PM
Replies: 2,024
Views: 589,199
Posted By Paragon68
I love my Triumph Sprint that I bought in May. ...

I love my Triumph Sprint that I bought in May.

http://i462.photobucket.com/albums/qq348/Paragon68ft/May%2011th%20Redline%20WSL/P5100023.jpg

I just rolled 10k miles today, but in all fairness my...
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2009, 06:41 PM
Replies: 325
Views: 67,584
Posted By Paragon68
2006 and 2009 KTM 250 XCW's... ...

2006 and 2009 KTM 250 XCW's...

http://i462.photobucket.com/albums/qq348/Paragon68ft/Trailfest/PA250012.jpg

and here is Cuddles on her CRF250R
...
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