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Forum: Thumpers Today, 07:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 388
Posted By Grreatdog
I have never insured a bike for anything other...

I have never insured a bike for anything other than theft. But when I had one stolen and recovered in terrible shape I went this route. Since the bike was paid for with the title in my lock box there...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 03:12 PM
Replies: 8,193
Views: 345,639
Posted By Grreatdog
I heard those will do 106 mph just like bigger...

I heard those will do 106 mph just like bigger race boats without ever laying a wrench on it.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-20-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,793
Posted By Grreatdog
So how do you get it out when you get where you...

So how do you get it out when you get where you are going?
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 8,193
Views: 345,639
Posted By Grreatdog
Isn't "full power" kind of an oxymoron when you...

Isn't "full power" kind of an oxymoron when you are talking riding mower levels of horsepower? If you switched to a lower power map wouldn't that be called "walking"?
Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 8,193
Views: 345,639
Posted By Grreatdog
Not sure who said they have only seen one EXC on...

Not sure who said they have only seen one EXC on the road. But EXC's are getting to be about the most common dual sports I see on the street after the venerable KLR's and overkill GS's. The dual...
Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 8,193
Views: 345,639
Posted By Grreatdog
I'm just here for the beer.

I'm just here for the beer.
Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 8,193
Views: 345,639
Posted By Grreatdog
Well, if those same aliens listened in on my...

Well, if those same aliens listened in on my friends and me out on a ride together they would think exactly the same thing. So that seems fair enough.
Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 8,193
Views: 345,639
Posted By Grreatdog
Is such existentialism necessary so early on a...

Is such existentialism necessary so early on a Friday?
Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 8,193
Views: 345,639
Posted By Grreatdog
Sometimes you just have to make do with what you...

Sometimes you just have to make do with what you have.........

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Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2014, 04:48 AM
Replies: 8,193
Views: 345,639
Posted By Grreatdog
Almost sig line material there. :rofl

Almost sig line material there. :rofl
Forum: Thumpers 07-17-2014, 04:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 415
Posted By Grreatdog
I have a full Baja Designs kit on my MXC with the...

I have a full Baja Designs kit on my MXC with the keyed switch and KTM style running light headlight. It is actually better than Yamaha OEM stuff on my old XT350 and better than KTM OEM stuff on my...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-16-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,805
Posted By Grreatdog
Nope. I have never owned or even ridden an actual...

Nope. I have never owned or even ridden an actual street bike. This was one of my employees who came back from his third Iraq deployment and bought his first bike. The Suzuki dealer convinced him he...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-15-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,805
Posted By Grreatdog
Most recently there is fender bag offering...

Most recently there is fender bag offering somewhere along Defense Highway here and some tools offered up on some godforsaken mountainside in either VA or WV plus several tube and air donations to...
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 11,151
Posted By Grreatdog
Believe it or not it did run a couple of slow...

Believe it or not it did run a couple of slow miles almost back to the trail head before the valve broke off, turned sideways and went through the piston. Made a hell of a racket though. Then it...
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 11,151
Posted By Grreatdog
I am OK with a highly stressed motor since I am...

I am OK with a highly stressed motor since I am going to wear them out fast anyway. I tuned my Japanese dual sports like race bikes, rode them like race bikes, maintained them like race bikes and...
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 11,151
Posted By Grreatdog
Well, you got me there. Your experience with one...

Well, you got me there. Your experience with one American truck clearly trumps the dozens I have been through. Which is why I do so love the Internet. :lol3

BTW, I have two Euro market trucks....
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 11,151
Posted By Grreatdog
If the two F-150's my guys have been beat on...

If the two F-150's my guys have been beat on mercilessly everyday for well over 100,000 miles without a single hiccup are cheaply made it hasn't shown up yet. Same for my Ranger. Matter of fact all...
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 11,151
Posted By Grreatdog
I am not as concerned about that as adding a...

I am not as concerned about that as adding a OBD-II port and standardizing codes. When that happens l will be taking bikes in for the same emissions inspection my trucks get.

I am thinking my...
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 11,151
Posted By Grreatdog
Personally, having fought the EPA mandated super...

Personally, having fought the EPA mandated super lean jetting on dual sports most of my riding life, I will welcome my new electronic overlords. Assuming I ever buy a new enough bike for it to an...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-12-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 30,985
Views: 7,494,383
Posted By Grreatdog
Easier said than done on that road. The times I...

Easier said than done on that road. The times I have ridden it all the traffic gets bunched up behind parade bikes and RV's. Give it a few minutes then launch ahead of the first bike you see with a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-12-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 30,985
Views: 7,494,383
Posted By Grreatdog
If I get behind a slow poke who won't use the...

If I get behind a slow poke who won't use the pulloffs then I use them. A 15 minute break to let them mosey on down the road beats getting frustrated or doing something stupid.
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 8,193
Views: 345,639
Posted By Grreatdog
I would love to try a Rekluse in my 640E. That...

I would love to try a Rekluse in my 640E. That damned thing is like riding a 625cc, 300 pound two stroke MX bike. It has no low end power, explodes into the mid range and pounds out a wicked top end....
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 8,193
Views: 345,639
Posted By Grreatdog
I just emailed a guy about an EXC400 that I am...

I just emailed a guy about an EXC400 that I am interested in making into my next lightweight dual sport. My wife is going to so not be pleased. :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 11,151
Posted By Grreatdog
All of which is complete BS about European...

All of which is complete BS about European dealers around here. But nice job blaming brands for your dealer being lousy. This is how it actually works when you own a KTM rather than going by what you...
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2014, 04:46 AM
Replies: 8,193
Views: 345,639
Posted By Grreatdog
Well, that had me scrambling for Google to...

Well, that had me scrambling for Google to decipher the Aussie speak. But Crocket and Tubbs would approve of that color scheme.
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 329
Posted By Grreatdog
Will it restart and run if you take the gas cap...

Will it restart and run if you take the gas cap off?
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 5,750
Views: 1,045,773
Posted By Grreatdog
A Baja Designs headlight and mask with that LED...

A Baja Designs headlight and mask with that LED light ROCKS on my MXC200. It has a really good reflector and the LED worked easily enough.

So my plan is to eventually ditch the whole mess on...
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 8,193
Views: 345,639
Posted By Grreatdog
Damn, that 50 liters of fuel would probably get...

Damn, that 50 liters of fuel would probably get me all the way from Annapolis to Savannah. Hell, it would get me part way through North Carolina in my 4Runner.
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 8,193
Views: 345,639
Posted By Grreatdog
Then I could sure use a hit of that. My...

Then I could sure use a hit of that. My awesomeness has been fading a bit lately.
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 5,750
Views: 1,045,773
Posted By Grreatdog
I used a block of air cleaner foam from Home...

I used a block of air cleaner foam from Home Depot sandwiched in there. It isn't real dense, is washable and doesn't hold much water after a dunking. I can't imagine heat being an issue. It works...
Forum: Thumpers 07-06-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 5,750
Views: 1,045,773
Posted By Grreatdog
A chunk of foam between the engine and Flatland...

A chunk of foam between the engine and Flatland skidplate goes a long way toward making believe it isn't about to grenade. Since I added that she purrs like a rock crusher.
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 369
Views: 17,181
Posted By Grreatdog
Weights never did anything for me except make my...

Weights never did anything for me except make my veins bigger. But once I started working construction I somehow picked up 30 pounds of muscle. Big difference between working out vs. pushing, pulling...
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 22,409
Posted By Grreatdog
I was sure glad to lose the heavy cable pull on...

I was sure glad to lose the heavy cable pull on my 640. I love the Magura hydraulic clutch I stuck on it. That would be my first upgrade on just about any cable clutch bike after riding KTM's.
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 369
Views: 17,181
Posted By Grreatdog
Which speaks directly to the point of this thread...

Which speaks directly to the point of this thread about being outdated. There are reasons for all newly designed dual sport bikes with a plate being EFI.
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 22,409
Posted By Grreatdog
Now that gets a plus one from me. Every ride...

Now that gets a plus one from me. Every ride matters to me now. So anything less than thrilling just isn't part of my agenda anymore. I am not a bike commuter anymore and I prefer to travel with my...
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2014, 05:27 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 22,409
Posted By Grreatdog
I will buy that Walmart argument for the Japanese...

I will buy that Walmart argument for the Japanese segment of dual sport riders. But those companies did that to themselves. It is the market they seek out cater to.

But every time I see a group of...
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 906
Posted By Grreatdog
With practice you can hold onto the bars and use...

With practice you can hold onto the bars and use the controls. But you can't use just the bars. You will wear yourself out and/or end up with massive arm pump if you start riding hard and fast. Grip...
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 22,409
Posted By Grreatdog
I prefer my KTM200 motor in my KTM200 chassis....

I prefer my KTM200 motor in my KTM200 chassis. But it lacks a whole lot of being under stressed. Every green light is like a gate drop. :clap
...
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 22,409
Posted By Grreatdog
As far as I can tell the close range transmission...

As far as I can tell the close range transmission "issue" with 690's is an Internet issue. The people I know who actually ride them don't care. That bike will still rocket up to past freeway speeds...
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,451
Posted By Grreatdog
How about sending the cash to B&E in Easton,...

How about sending the cash to B&E in Easton, Maryland and I pick it up Saturday. At great personal sacrifice I will keep it in my garage until you can do a fly and ride. Don't worry about the break...
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