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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-10-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,772
Posted By crofrog
You have to optimize your corner exit for the...

You have to optimize your corner exit for the entrance into the next corner.

For a corner into another corner that will involve either going "mid-track" with a late apex on the first corner, or...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-23-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,280
Posted By crofrog
Have you had any other bikes with fairings?

Have you had any other bikes with fairings?
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 05-15-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 425
Posted By crofrog
Question Riding Dual Sport/adv/dirt riding near Ft Myers?

Hows it going, we're going to be renting a house in Ft Myers this summer for a week. We plan on towing a 22ft whaler down with us do some fishing but we've got room in the bed for either some ktm...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-10-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,526
Posted By crofrog
Do a better job picking where you're going to...

Do a better job picking where you're going to stop. I've got a 30" inseam too. If you don't need the suspension get a vstrom or a Yamaha.

The people that complain about seat height normally can't...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-09-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,526
Posted By crofrog
spend another 1000 miles riding it before...

spend another 1000 miles riding it before deciding you need to lower it.

It's not that tall and you're not that short.

It's impossible to lower it and not mess the ride up. The less suspension...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-09-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,500
Posted By crofrog
Going to be pretty hard to get a good front ride...

Going to be pretty hard to get a good front ride height with to soft springs.

The lower the front is, the more wobble, until you get way to much trail and then it comes back again.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-06-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 35,642
Views: 9,015,383
Posted By crofrog
I didn't realize that being courteous and...

I didn't realize that being courteous and friendly to your fellow man was "egotistical"
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-06-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 35,642
Views: 9,015,383
Posted By crofrog
+1000. Everyone wants to be in others business....

+1000. Everyone wants to be in others business. It takes like 1 second to motion someone buy on a motorcycle you don't even need to use a pull out.

But you'd rather enforce your version of...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-06-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,280
Posted By crofrog
Get a motion pro leak down tester (the only one...

Get a motion pro leak down tester (the only one that fits in the spark plug holes in my experience).

After you get it out of there and run a quick leak down test if you want some piece of mind.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-06-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,280
Posted By crofrog
I agree. Figure out what it is and where it is...

I agree. Figure out what it is and where it is and you'll have a pretty good chance. Maybe you'll get lucky and it will be steel.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-02-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,558
Posted By crofrog
yay :freaky

yay :freaky
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-01-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,280
Posted By crofrog
+1 The cam bridges must be installed and...

+1

The cam bridges must be installed and removed with that cylinder at top dead center so that the valve springs are not putting any tension on the cam bridge.

It's machined as set with the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-01-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,280
Posted By crofrog
you do have to over come the tension of the valve...

you do have to over come the tension of the valve springs. Have you taken the valve covers off yet? The ammount of force to overcome the valve springs is a good bit more than just moving the crank...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-30-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,558
Posted By crofrog
My friend has been waiting a few weeks for his...

My friend has been waiting a few weeks for his lock cylinders and they said the side bags where about a month out.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-30-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,558
Posted By crofrog
Did they have generic ones available?

Did they have generic ones available?
Forum: GS Boxers 04-30-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,558
Posted By crofrog
2014 bmw luggage back ordered?

Is anyone else having problems getting lock cylinders and bags in?

How long have people waited for there luggage?

Thanks!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-29-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 1,606
Views: 369,101
Posted By crofrog
When you get on the throttle of a chain driven...

When you get on the throttle of a chain driven bike, the ground clearance increases not decreases because the chain torque extends the rear swing arm.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-28-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 284
Views: 13,370
Posted By crofrog
Our group decided that the route looked fun but...

Our group decided that the route looked fun but 10am was a bit early. So I got up and went to crossfit and then we got on the road a bit later after everyone else was up and moving.

We only did...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-27-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 648
Posted By crofrog
The search on this site sorta blows I normally...

The search on this site sorta blows I normally use google with the site:advrider.com added to the search.

Good job on tracking it down.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-25-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 648
Posted By crofrog
Sounds like a battery going flat to me.

Sounds like a battery going flat to me.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-25-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 284
Views: 13,370
Posted By crofrog
put me down for a maybe.

put me down for a maybe.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-25-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 1,618
Views: 177,548
Posted By crofrog
What percentage of the trail are those 3 roads?

What percentage of the trail are those 3 roads?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-25-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 1,618
Views: 177,548
Posted By crofrog
Haven ridden many of the roads in the northern...

Haven ridden many of the roads in the northern part of the trail I'd say a 990 would have no problems as long as you're comfortable on gravel and forest roads.

I'd probably personally not even...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-24-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,201
Posted By crofrog
That's only indirectly related to the wheel size...

That's only indirectly related to the wheel size though. They could have built the rest of the bike higher or with greater clearance. Of course, then you'd have to have it be narrower (or taller)...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-24-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 30,265
Posted By crofrog
That's one of the things they teach you at the...

That's one of the things they teach you at the race track. If you drop a wheel don't try to jerk the car or bike back onto the track.

With a car there's a good chance of a spin with a bike there's...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-24-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,201
Posted By crofrog
It doesn't really effect lean angles. Tire...

It doesn't really effect lean angles. Tire contact patch shape does and that can be influenced by the differences in tire design of different size wheels.

Smaller wheels have the following traits...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-23-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 35,642
Views: 9,015,383
Posted By crofrog
i mean it's pretty clear he's a poser. His...

i mean it's pretty clear he's a poser.

His klim gear is to clean and no high-viz.

Everyone know's serious bmw riders either rock high-viz or the rallye suit like ewan and charlie.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-23-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 35,642
Views: 9,015,383
Posted By crofrog
probably because he knew he was going to end up...

probably because he knew he was going to end up in this thread.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-23-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 35,642
Views: 9,015,383
Posted By crofrog
https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-...

https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/t31.0-8/10000970_10152452952778140_4949421115480385408_o.jpg


fail:

to much stuff.
Not covering the controls.

win:
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-22-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,884
Posted By crofrog
The numbers for a tail pipe versus header should...

The numbers for a tail pipe versus header should be very close to the same.

The difference is that the tail pipe reading will lag behind the header reading from an RPM standpoint if you're...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-22-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 759
Posted By crofrog
i'd call them and ask them if they vacuum bleed...

i'd call them and ask them if they vacuum bleed the shocks. It's amazing how many shops don't even though the WP services manual specifies it as the only way to go to.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-22-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 759
Posted By crofrog
The dampening will never "carry the load" only...

The dampening will never "carry the load" only the spring holds the weight of the bike up. To much compression dampening could cause it to get hotter but it'd also feel very harsh. As the shock warms...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-22-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 759
Posted By crofrog
It absolutely expands with pressure. It's just...

It absolutely expands with pressure. It's just very linear (which all pure gases are) PV=nRT and all that ideal gas law stuff.

The reason you don't just use air is that water vapor will make the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-22-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 759
Posted By crofrog
All shocks get very hot, I've had 2 stroke dirt...

All shocks get very hot, I've had 2 stroke dirt bike shocks to hot to touch before.

I'm sure that the exhaust doesn't help at all though either. There's very little airflow through there and the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-22-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,459
Posted By crofrog
I'd also _seriously_ consider just getting a low...

I'd also _seriously_ consider just getting a low mileage used 990 motor off ebay.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-22-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,104
Posted By crofrog
+1000 People who think they can drag knee's...

+1000

People who think they can drag knee's but haven't actually dragged knee's same boat.
Forum: Racing 04-21-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,473
Posted By crofrog
crossfit is as high or low impact as you want it...

crossfit is as high or low impact as you want it to be.

With the exception of box jumps (which you could sub box step-up's for) I don't really think there's allot of "impact"

Sub rowing for...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-21-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,478
Posted By crofrog
I've picked a bike up and rode it out with a...

I've picked a bike up and rode it out with a broken hand. You just do it :) It involved a decent amount of screaming and grunting.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-21-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 555
Posted By crofrog
I made some standoff's myself which worked for a...

I made some standoff's myself which worked for a week long trip was just looking to go a little less ghetto, but maybe I won't bother. I've got the ak's on mine. So not super worried about the heat.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-21-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 555
Posted By crofrog
best soft bag pannier rack

So what's the best now that bbrigs isn't making them any more?

I've got a gobi top case that'd I'd like to keep and ortlieb panniers but I'd like to avoid a really overbuilt rack for just soft...
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