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Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-28-2015, 11:41 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 31,580
Posted By Jud
Combo of lots of animals and lots of people...

Combo of lots of animals and lots of people looking at the animals and not much of anything else. Every time I've been through Skyline Dr I've seen bear and deer on or immediately on the side of the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-28-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 28,419
Views: 5,785,849
Posted By Jud
Solution, buy a nice, already modded out the ass...

Solution, buy a nice, already modded out the ass 12-13 Tenere for 9K$ or less even. Then go buy a used WR250 for 4K$. Have the perfect tool for any job from toting the wife around on long trips to...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-28-2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 28,419
Views: 5,785,849
Posted By Jud
I just went through this back in December but the...

I just went through this back in December but the price difference was closer to a couple grand even considering it was 500 miles away and the 13 was local.

I ended up with a 14 because it I...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-28-2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 31,580
Posted By Jud
That is honorable. Huge thanks for your service.

That is honorable. Huge thanks for your service.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-27-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,767
Posted By Jud
While on my way to Alaska I met up with several...

While on my way to Alaska I met up with several herds. They {like bears} like to eat along the edges of the road on the new grass. One herd apparently decided they liked the middle of the road and...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-23-2015, 10:16 PM
Replies: 28,419
Views: 5,785,849
Posted By Jud
I used to be into 4wheeling and regularly popped...

I used to be into 4wheeling and regularly popped beads off the rim while running low pressures especially with the 16.5 inch wheels. I've literally done it a hundred or more times on various...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-21-2015, 10:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,106
Posted By Jud
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Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-21-2015, 12:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,106
Posted By Jud
:dunno :deal :lol3

:dunno

:deal

:lol3
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-20-2015, 02:02 PM
Replies: 31,145
Views: 2,522,674
Posted By Jud
Cycle Gear juss south of you has sorta crappy but...

Cycle Gear juss south of you has sorta crappy but cheap ones. Saying that, I've had one of those crappy cheap ones for severals years now, on two different bikes and through quite a few miles without...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-20-2015, 10:14 AM
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Posted By Jud
BTW,,,, for those interested in exactly how many...

BTW,,,, for those interested in exactly how many gallons one can get into a Tenere's tank,,,,,,,,,,,,,, I found out fer sho yesterday.:shog:lol3

I ran it completely out yesterday, barely made it...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-20-2015, 08:44 AM
Replies: 28,419
Views: 5,785,849
Posted By Jud
In my pic, I was swapping her street based front...

In my pic, I was swapping her street based front for a knobby at the start of a lot of dirt road mileage. There was no puncture.

When I have had punctures on tubeless bike tires I've had mixed...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-20-2015, 08:37 AM
Replies: 28,419
Views: 5,785,849
Posted By Jud
Ohh,,,, understand I'm not po-pooing them...

Ohh,,,, understand I'm not po-pooing them completely as I usually have a 12v pump in the larger bikes and I have a bicycle hand pump mounted on my dual sport. Just mentioning it just sucks when the...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-19-2015, 10:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,106
Posted By Jud
I have used several 009 Raven rears on my old FJR...

I have used several 009 Raven rears on my old FJR and they are a fairly flat profile design. Have also used the PPs on the same bike but both were in the "right" 180 size. The 180 is marginally too...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-19-2015, 09:02 PM
Replies: 28,419
Views: 5,785,849
Posted By Jud
The PITA on tubeless tire/rims is when your bity,...

The PITA on tubeless tire/rims is when your bity, cheap ass 12V pump or hand pump won't fill fast enough to seal the beads. On a Trans Lab trip with my wife, her Ascot's front did exactly that....
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2015, 08:40 PM
Replies: 610
Views: 109,217
Posted By Jud
Hopefully, the tanks on the dual sport and the...

Hopefully, the tanks on the dual sport and the dirt only bikes are close enough to swap? If so, one could buy the tank after the sale and swap it on?????
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-19-2015, 03:29 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 63,383
Posted By Jud
Yep, TCS off. Like I said, no issue doing it in...

Yep, TCS off. Like I said, no issue doing it in 1st as described but it will not do it like that in 2nd at all.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-18-2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 63,383
Posted By Jud
Damn, 2nd gear power wheelies!? Really??? :eek1 ...

Damn, 2nd gear power wheelies!? Really??? :eek1

Mine doesn't really even do 1st gear power wheelies. It will wheelie in 1st if you do something to instigate it like get it up in the middle of...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-18-2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 28,419
Views: 5,785,849
Posted By Jud
Yep. :1drink But those tire levers/bead...

Yep. :1drink

But those tire levers/bead "pryers" do eventually work given enough attempts and if there isn't another bike around, they are the last resort. I would prefer another bike's side...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-17-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 28,419
Views: 5,785,849
Posted By Jud
There was a guy selling a 2013 with 2014 plastics...

There was a guy selling a 2013 with 2014 plastics on this very site if memory serves. Is the 12 and 13 plastics alike? If yes, is the 14 and 15 plastics the same??? If so,,,, I think they...
Forum: Equipment 06-16-2015, 05:28 PM
Replies: 377
Views: 50,762
Posted By Jud
Oh, OK,,,, gotcha. I came in part way in the...

Oh, OK,,,, gotcha. I came in part way in the conversation and just saw "11K" and "TKC". Didn't see the "front" part. :shog

But, I will admit that 11K is great even for the front. My TKCs and Big...
Forum: Equipment 06-16-2015, 03:57 PM
Replies: 377
Views: 50,762
Posted By Jud
Holy crap,,, I get nowhere near that. :eek1 ...

Holy crap,,, I get nowhere near that. :eek1

The most I think I ever got out of a rear TKC on my DL650 was around 4K miles.:bluduh

Just outta curiosity, what bike is this on?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-16-2015, 03:53 PM
Replies: 2,303
Views: 469,946
Posted By Jud
I know you probably what a nice simple answer but...

I know you probably what a nice simple answer but there really isn't one. On my DL650 the rear usually lasts between around 4K mile when used locally and up to as high as 9K miles when touring and...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-16-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 2,303
Views: 469,946
Posted By Jud
To me, the front 705 in the 110/19 size is one of...

To me, the front 705 in the 110/19 size is one of the lightest steering tires I've tried on my DL650. Almost disconcertingly light until they get scuffed in well,,,,, say 500 miles or so. Matter of...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-13-2015, 07:03 PM
Replies: 823
Views: 49,239
Posted By Jud
Jaraxle,,,, do the others around you raise as...

Jaraxle,,,, do the others around you raise as much hell about this guy as you do? Seriously man, I've slept in the middle of interstates before without as much aggravation. Is your bed room window...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-11-2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 823
Views: 49,239
Posted By Jud
I have to admit the Volt is about the best hybrid...

I have to admit the Volt is about the best hybrid out there. Most people's commute is under 50 miles daily. That means your yearly commute would require almost no fuel other than the amount that the...
Forum: The Garage 06-10-2015, 10:57 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,853
Posted By Jud
Gotta admit I'm in the WD40/Silicon spray camp....

Gotta admit I'm in the WD40/Silicon spray camp. I'm 47 years old, I've mounted a lot of tires, did it as a job for awhile on 4 wheeled vehicles and bikes. Was into 4 wheelin for quite awhile too....
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-09-2015, 11:47 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 63,383
Posted By Jud
Do you think it "needs" it? Some people...

Do you think it "needs" it?

Some people say that Yamaha worked a bit on the tuning of the 14 models. I have ridden a two stock 13s and my 14 and I think my 14 "needs" it. The tune will get rid...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-09-2015, 02:23 AM
Replies: 279
Views: 31,580
Posted By Jud
Yea,,, you juss might not wanna do that here....

Yea,,, you juss might not wanna do that here. :eek1:lol3
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-09-2015, 01:46 AM
Replies: 279
Views: 31,580
Posted By Jud
If you are being pulled for something you did,,,,...

If you are being pulled for something you did,,,, be a man and take responsibility and have a modicum of respect. I get outta a lot of shit simply because I'm not a liar and I accept that I'm in the...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-09-2015, 01:34 AM
Replies: 279
Views: 31,580
Posted By Jud
And there is a "3". It can be done,,,,...

And there is a "3".

It can be done,,,, repeatedly, without repercussion,,,, if you know how to play the game. No, you don't outrun the radio or the helicopter,,,, you out smart/hide from them....
Forum: Equipment 06-07-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 377
Views: 50,762
Posted By Jud
I don't think the FB M40 or the 805 rear will get...

I don't think the FB M40 or the 805 rear will get you the 8-9K miles you are looking for. The most I've gotten from a rear 705 was around 9K miles and that was one up but loaded pretty heavily and I...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-07-2015, 10:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 639
Posted By Jud
Have you tried Shinko 705s or Full Bore M40s? I...

Have you tried Shinko 705s or Full Bore M40s? I know that's not on topic but I ask because I have used Tourances on my DL650 and while they were an OK street tire, they really felt like a street tire...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-07-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 31,145
Views: 2,522,674
Posted By Jud
Wonderful!:thumb

Wonderful!:thumb
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-06-2015, 10:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 639
Posted By Jud
Run what you want. I run mixed front and rears...

Run what you want. I run mixed front and rears all the time and while it my not be ideal per some engineer or some chicken little spouting engineer theory like gospel,,,, I have never, ever had a...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-05-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 28,419
Views: 5,785,849
Posted By Jud
Well, it can be simple as long as you are not...

Well, it can be simple as long as you are not wanting to add alot. The Rally Raid kit for the CB500X adds roughly an inch or so of travel by adding a spacer to the damper tube and it's as easy as...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-04-2015, 07:40 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,210
Posted By Jud
If I didn't do alot of two up stuff I woulda...

If I didn't do alot of two up stuff I woulda prolly went with the 1190. I'm too short for the R model and even if I were not, there is no way I would pay that much for a bike and beat the hell outta...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-04-2015, 01:08 PM
Replies: 28,419
Views: 5,785,849
Posted By Jud
You have to add length to the damper rod {in the...

You have to add length to the damper rod {in the case of the DL} cartridge stack {I think as I've never done it on a bike with cartridges}. In the case of my DL, I used DR650 tubes and internals with...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-03-2015, 07:28 PM
Replies: 28,419
Views: 5,785,849
Posted By Jud
Sorry bout that but I edited my post while you...

Sorry bout that but I edited my post while you were responding. Increasing travel smooths out the bumps for a given spring rate and allows for less spring rate apples to apples so I understand the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-03-2015, 07:21 PM
Replies: 28,419
Views: 5,785,849
Posted By Jud
Dropping the triples a bit to get the front end...

Dropping the triples a bit to get the front end lower is fairly common. It helps handling in the twisties on tarmac and puts a bit more weight on the front off tarmac.

I have no idea on the...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-02-2015, 01:17 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,056
Posted By Jud
Have never experienced excessive/out of the...

Have never experienced excessive/out of the ordinary cupping when over inflated or running at the high end of the specification. I have repeatedly seen excessive and out of the ordinary cupping on...
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