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Forum: Thumpers 01-15-2010, 10:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,500
Posted By nostatic
Yeah, my head says XR250R but my heart says KTM...

Yeah, my head says XR250R but my heart says KTM :D

Judging from pics the 300EXC looks brand new - seems like it has a fastidious owner. The XR looks like... an '88 XR. Seems most people don't...
Forum: Thumpers 01-15-2010, 09:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,500
Posted By nostatic
'95 KTM 300EXC - bad idea?

OK, so I got a 100XR to teach both my g/f and son to ride. My GS is just too big to be fun offroad, so I'm looking for something to ride along with them. I've thought about a dual sport thumper, but...
Forum: Thumpers 11-24-2009, 10:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,318
Posted By nostatic
Thanks for the ideas. Found one XR100 that is...

Thanks for the ideas. Found one XR100 that is pretty clean so picking that up tomorrow. A trailer is tough because I have no place to store it. Well, unless I rent storage. I'm hoping to avoid that....
Forum: Thumpers 11-22-2009, 09:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,318
Posted By nostatic
dual purpose chase bike choices

OK, so I'm picking up an XR100R (or two) to teach both my 13 year old son and g/f to ride. I need something to run around in the dirt with them as they get their bike legs. We live in the city but...
Forum: Road warriors 11-14-2009, 10:20 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 23,068
Posted By nostatic
I owned a Shiver for 4 or 5K miles (can't...

I owned a Shiver for 4 or 5K miles (can't remember). After the third time it died in traffic it spent almost a month at the shop while the mechanics and Aprilia NA tried to figure out what was wrong....
Forum: Road warriors 08-11-2009, 08:27 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 28,524
Posted By nostatic
I had a Shiver (same guts). Died on me three...

I had a Shiver (same guts). Died on me three different times in traffic ("Urgent Service" light and engine cuts out), the third time it wouldn't restart. After sitting for a month at the dealer an...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-12-2009, 02:08 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,431
Posted By nostatic
<object width="425" height="344"><param...

<object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/zDAmPIq29ro&hl=en&fs=1"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess"...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-11-2009, 09:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,666
Posted By nostatic
Actually I believe a soft case is legal if the...

Actually I believe a soft case is legal if the gun has a trigger (or equivalent) lock. Though if a cop wants to give you a hard time they will no matter what. The key though is that the weapon is...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-10-2009, 06:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,337
Posted By nostatic
Thank you for serving. Red is fastest, but...

Thank you for serving.

Red is fastest, but chicks dig silver. And gold. And green.

no wait, that was my ex-wife...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-10-2009, 06:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,666
Posted By nostatic
I'm actually heading up to near Barstow to shoot...

I'm actually heading up to near Barstow to shoot this weekend - but in the cage since my son and g/f will tag along.

I'll expand the bags and see how they fit. The soft cases are all 42", though...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-10-2009, 06:53 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 25,376
Posted By nostatic
well that'll cover the ammo for the trip. Where...

well that'll cover the ammo for the trip. Where you puttin' the rest of your stuff? :1drink
Forum: GS Boxers 03-09-2009, 10:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,666
Posted By nostatic
The scabbard would surely gain me style points,...

The scabbard would surely gain me style points, but not sure that I want to be quite that obvious. The CHP have shotgun mounts on their bikes - I'll have to find out who makes them. Could be an...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-09-2009, 05:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,666
Posted By nostatic
Well, I transport handguns to/from the range in...

Well, I transport handguns to/from the range in my vario bags. And maybe drivers might be a little less likely to cut me off :1drink
Forum: GS Boxers 03-09-2009, 04:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,666
Posted By nostatic
rifle softcase mounting

Anyone have pics or ideas for carrying a rifle? I could just try and strat the soft case to the vario bags or something but figured someone here must have solved this dilemma. 42" soft case usually...
Forum: Vendors 03-09-2009, 04:52 PM
Replies: 1,916
Views: 333,105
Posted By nostatic
I've ridden my Off-Track in 100+ temps without...

I've ridden my Off-Track in 100+ temps without too much discomfort. While the front panels aren't the mesh you expect, I find that the sleeve and shoulder vents allow enough air to move and in...
Forum: Vendors 01-22-2009, 03:53 PM
Replies: 1,916
Views: 333,105
Posted By nostatic
I like my hands...and my hands like my Revit...

I like my hands...and my hands like my Revit gloves.

After a summer (and fall and part of winter) with my gloves I can barely tell they've been worn. No seams coming loose, no ragged edges, no...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-13-2009, 11:31 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 9,314
Posted By nostatic
I'm a little over a decade short of 60, and I'm...

I'm a little over a decade short of 60, and I'm not sure what shortcoming I'm replacing :p

http://nostatic.com/photos/cork1.jpg

http://nostatic.com/photos/forLife-444.jpg

That said, racing...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-06-2009, 12:14 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,846
Posted By nostatic
+2 (or 3?). I just added a 7 year UL warranty. In...

+2 (or 3?). I just added a 7 year UL warranty. In service date was 6/1/08. I hope to be riding this one until 5/31/15. Well, maybe 5/31/14 so the new owner will have a year of warranty left. :1drink
Forum: GS Boxers 12-31-2008, 12:54 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 11,983
Posted By nostatic
Got my letter in the mail today. Luckily I'm up...

Got my letter in the mail today. Luckily I'm up for my 6K service and was planning to take it in this week anyway. Have to get around to scheduling it though. I guess getting that headcold last week...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-26-2008, 12:22 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,283
Posted By nostatic
the g/f got me Kathy's bags to fit the Vario side...

the g/f got me Kathy's bags to fit the Vario side cases. I got myself a Pentax 31mm ltd lens. The plan was to put both to use as I've got a few days off and my son is on the east coast with the ex....
Forum: Vendors 12-22-2008, 05:42 PM
Replies: 1,916
Views: 333,105
Posted By nostatic
Been meaning to swing by but have been stupid...

Been meaning to swing by but have been stupid busy at work. I actually did swing by a few weeks ago but you'd already bailed for the day. Maybe tomorrow I can make it. No exhaust under the tree...but...
Forum: Vendors 12-22-2008, 05:40 PM
Replies: 1,916
Views: 333,105
Posted By nostatic
Like the layout. You should watermark or at least...

Like the layout. You should watermark or at least put a copyright mark somewhere on the images. Sadly given the realities of the web you'll have people (competitors?) swiping your images.
Forum: Vendors 12-22-2008, 03:48 PM
Replies: 1,916
Views: 333,105
Posted By nostatic
Unfortunately I did crash test the Air, going...

Unfortunately I did crash test the Air, going down on the freeway at 70mph. I stayed with the bike and didn't roll/slide on my own but I did (somehow) manage to impact and slide with various parts of...
Forum: Road warriors 12-21-2008, 09:52 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 11,543
Posted By nostatic
I love the looks of the K1200R (hate the R1200R),...

I love the looks of the K1200R (hate the R1200R), and would fancy a K12R as a 2nd or 3rd bike. But after having a couple different naked bikes as my only ride and using them to commute, errands, road...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-21-2008, 09:46 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,061
Posted By nostatic
I've heard that here in CA (8.5% sales tax in LA)...

I've heard that here in CA (8.5% sales tax in LA) when someone sells a used vehicle they often will make out two bills of sale, one with the actual price and another with a much lower price for...
Forum: Vendors 12-21-2008, 09:42 AM
Replies: 1,916
Views: 333,105
Posted By nostatic
hmmm, maybe Rev'it can reconsider that (though...

hmmm, maybe Rev'it can reconsider that (though probably too late). I know that I used the liner in my Air jacket on many occasions. Once ambient temps got below 70 or so I found I really needed the...
Forum: Vendors 12-20-2008, 11:45 PM
Replies: 1,916
Views: 333,105
Posted By nostatic
The Turbine looks like it is made of tougher...

The Turbine looks like it is made of tougher material than my Air. I crash tested an Air back in '06 and it held up OK, but could have been better. I have the '07 version now and it flows an amazing...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-18-2008, 12:48 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,285
Posted By nostatic
look at the bright side...you went all that way...

look at the bright side...you went all that way without a single FD failure
Forum: GS Boxers 12-09-2008, 07:26 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,618
Posted By nostatic
1. More time to ride 2. See #1 3. See...

1. More time to ride

2. See #1

3. See #2

4. See #3

5. See #4
Forum: GS Boxers 12-04-2008, 01:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,289
Posted By nostatic
3 is deceptive because it is a little less than...

3 is deceptive because it is a little less than 90 degrees but doesn't look it. You run out of room on the exit quickly. 4 is greater than 90 degrees and in my car I could be almost flat through it...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-04-2008, 01:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 472
Posted By nostatic
They emailed me back and asked what I was...

They emailed me back and asked what I was referring to and thought I was installing it wrong. I wrote back with a more specific description of the issue and that substituting 6 1/4" washers for the...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-04-2008, 01:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,289
Posted By nostatic
I have raced at LS in my old 911, but never done...

I have raced at LS in my old 911, but never done it on 2-wheels. Frankly, I would think it is pretty intimidating. Aside from the obvious entry to the corkscrew, I always found turn 3 to be...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-29-2008, 10:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,058
Posted By nostatic
You need and excuse to ride to ca? Update on the...

You need and excuse to ride to ca? Update on the saddle. I ended up going back once to have a bit of foam taken off up front. Have about 4k miles on it and am very happy. In fact when the Sargent...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-28-2008, 04:24 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,326
Posted By nostatic
In samsara—the endless cycle of suffering—we are...

In samsara—the endless cycle of suffering—we are always winning and losing the same game, somehow expecting to make progress. We spend part of our life trying to get it together, and the other part...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-26-2008, 03:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,771
Posted By nostatic
I'd rotate them backwards about 110 degrees. They...

I'd rotate them backwards about 110 degrees. They won't illuminate the road, but you'll look fabulous lit from beneath. Very theatrical.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-26-2008, 11:15 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,634
Posted By nostatic
Bah! Heresy! Misundereducated is funnier. Or more...

Bah! Heresy! Misundereducated is funnier. Or more funner. Funtastic? Crap... :freaky
Forum: GS Boxers 11-26-2008, 10:31 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,634
Posted By nostatic
A call to your dealer to discuss your bike would...

A call to your dealer to discuss your bike would solve everything for you. Instead you're going to take some 2nd or 3rd hand stuff posted on the interwebs as gospel?

It is easy to see why dealers...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-26-2008, 08:06 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,689
Posted By nostatic
The kewl thread is the...

The kewl thread is the time-to-quit-riding-or-divorce pool. I'm in for $5 and 13 months.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-26-2008, 08:02 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,634
Posted By nostatic
Because it's not your bike?

Because it's not your bike?
Forum: GS Boxers 11-23-2008, 11:48 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,353
Posted By nostatic
no wait, I'm a '61 and that's what happens to me...

no wait, I'm a '61 and that's what happens to me when I drink. I got confused. :1drink
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