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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 07:39 PM
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Posted By revmaaatin
crashing is contageous

Yeah, silly crash stories--
I crashed, standing still in a NM rest stop. sigh.

I just finished riding the Great Divide Ride at Antelope Wells, NM. The trip home required an easterly heading...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 03:12 PM
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Posted By revmaaatin
just guessing--

Just guessing, you have more than 120 days till 'real' spring.
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 02:49 PM
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Posted By revmaaatin
Best defined by ability

Quote:
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Forum: Thumpers 12-27-2014, 10:25 PM
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Posted By revmaaatin
lead shot also--

damping mediums--2 different attempts!
I used #8 shot in one set of steel handle bars, cheap tub calk in another set.
Both seemed to work.
Note: I used a 'calk-plug' in both ends to hold the shot...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-26-2014, 12:33 PM
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Posted By revmaaatin
That is hideous.

I say again,
That is hideous.
Forum: Thumpers 12-25-2014, 12:23 PM
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Posted By revmaaatin
Read the voltage with a volt meter.

Thanks Zedro-
Good advice here!

Check the battery voltage before battery tending.
Optimum voltage will be 12.6.
If it is below, charge it, then recheck it immediately after removing the...
Forum: Thumpers 12-25-2014, 12:16 PM
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Posted By revmaaatin
here is what I do--

AS per suggestions in the thread,
Fuel on
Start cranking,
THEN
pull the choke/enricher.
Do not add any throttle until it starts.
Anything other than that, I get the same results as you. grin.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-24-2014, 09:38 PM
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Posted By revmaaatin
Yeah, that helps. Don't quite understand, the...

Yeah, that helps.
Don't quite understand, the 'want to try again' part of the post. shrug.

It all fits under the guise of situational awareness...= not being completely cognitive of your...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-24-2014, 08:15 PM
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Posted By revmaaatin
Insurance anyone?

It is for a time such as this, you are glad you paid for full coverage insurance.
[IMO] shrug.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-24-2014, 08:12 PM
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Posted By revmaaatin
I recall....

I believe there was a Georgia M/C site that gave an explanation.
It involved something about, 'loss of situational awareness'.
I thought he rode it to that location, but I might be mistaken.
I...
Forum: Thumpers 12-24-2014, 09:30 AM
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Posted By revmaaatin
Thanks.

[QUOTE=1994klr250;25774833]
2. I ordered the choke and mirror relocation bracket from eagle mike. I was going to try and fab something up, but I'm all for supporting a guy that makes quality stuff. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-24-2014, 09:09 AM
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Posted By revmaaatin
Is the tank dented?

It looks like he is riding a bike with a dented tank.
Fail.
(yeah, I read all the previous post.)

That would have been a pretty scary ride.
"Keep riding the bike till all violent motion stops."...
Forum: Thumpers 12-22-2014, 11:01 PM
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Posted By revmaaatin
left clutch perch is what you want

AKA Billet Mirror Adapter w/Choke Mount PIC (http://www.angelfire.com/ut/moab/images/mirror-choke_mt2.jpg)

This evolved from breaking the left quadrant switch when falling on the left side and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-22-2014, 06:01 PM
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Posted By revmaaatin
don't quite understand this...

MM-
What does this mean 'backing into the turn'.
I understand the slide part...even seen it with my own little eyes. grin.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-22-2014, 05:56 PM
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Posted By revmaaatin
check the deck area

as a side bar note comment on Suburban (it is a pig on the Dragon. cough.)
You can make the wife, two kids and a dog puking sick if not real smooth... uh, if you try to hustle a Suburban through...
Forum: Hacks 12-03-2014, 08:10 AM
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Posted By revmaaatin
REpost here

[QUOTE=lorraine78;25628977]sorry but I am new on here and how do I put up a new post?i can only seem to reply to a current post cheers ,mmm ok I think this has worked,just to let the folk know about...
Forum: Thumpers 11-29-2014, 11:13 AM
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Posted By revmaaatin
I have weighed my bikes, but only use one scale....

I have weighed my bikes, but only use one scale. shrug.

It is not necessary to use two scales...only slightly more accurate to use two...but only if the scale are accurate to begin with. ...
Forum: Thumpers 11-17-2014, 08:13 AM
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Posted By revmaaatin
another solution

A section of conveyor belt would work as well.
Forum: Thumpers 10-31-2014, 12:06 PM
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Posted By revmaaatin
KLX vs KLR

[QUOTE=Skapegoat;25397767]Hi all, I am not sure that this is the right place to ask but it seems as good as any.

Skape-
I believe your concern and observation is this: What is illustrated is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-25-2014, 10:36 AM
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Posted By revmaaatin
That's nice!

That is an exceptional shot.
AMen.
Forum: Thumpers 10-12-2014, 05:20 PM
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Posted By revmaaatin
thiner is better

Not such a good idea for every day use....IMO.
You will need to thin the sprocket shoulder.

You could:
1. have a machinist remove some metal from the sprocket shoulder, likely using a...
Forum: Thumpers 10-12-2014, 01:48 PM
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Posted By revmaaatin
you too?

Yep.
Those who have,
Those who will,
Those who will, again. cough.
yeah, ask me how I know.

Since you are already about the sprocket combinations,
You will probably never be happy...
Forum: Thumpers 10-12-2014, 08:03 AM
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Posted By revmaaatin
Is this a bad thing?

Without looking at your Avatar, I said, 'Looks like Australia', especially by road and soil type.
Sure enough.
I must be doing way to much 'research'.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-06-2014, 09:09 PM
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Views: 1,634,891
Posted By revmaaatin
lovely kick stand--

Interesting bike.

Notice the absence of a kick stand.
I had a 72 XS650 without a (working) sidestand. I damaged the sidestand/spring mounting point on the frame; what a miserable time that...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-06-2014, 10:04 AM
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Views: 1,634,891
Posted By revmaaatin
you got mail--email sent

inquiry sent.
m1
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-06-2014, 08:53 AM
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Posted By revmaaatin
You are very close. grin

Glad you liked our state and enjoyed your ride in the Black Hills!

You took your pictures while on your Sturgis trip; you are actually Iron Mt. Rd, one of three pigtails...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-06-2014, 07:36 AM
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Posted By revmaaatin
at this rate--

At the rate the photo shoot is unfolding, that MIFLH1 will s00n belong to (sic) the Gecko lizard;
then the plate would evolve, and now would read: GEKOBAIT.
shrug.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-05-2014, 03:53 PM
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Posted By revmaaatin
Happy ending?

Since there is not one of those 'awful' sequential post-mower, grass clipping pictures, did the photog notice if there was a happy ending, and offer that to us as well....or are we just filling in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-01-2014, 10:34 AM
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Posted By revmaaatin
Photo business opportunity described here--

Ah, the Big Horns, Bear Tooth Highway--
I wonder if there might be a KILLBOY concession/possibility here? shrug.

I was there the week after the snow melted. grin.

I have ridden 14A...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-30-2014, 08:14 PM
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Posted By revmaaatin
Me Too!

Me TOO!
Left Sturgis on the 17th, rode the US14A across the Big Horns into Cody, WY; Chief Joseph and the Bear Tooth Pass on 18th into Red Lodge; Bear Tooth Pass, Chief Joseph, and US16 on the 19th...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-29-2014, 06:04 PM
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Posted By revmaaatin
info?

Looks like you are missing a 'price' and a contact phone number.

I am almost old enough to look good in something like this. grin.
Forum: Thumpers 09-25-2014, 08:16 PM
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Posted By revmaaatin
8 weeks off without Suzi-

SNIP
Or I could, if a wreck on my 650 Dakar hadn't broken my left collarbone two weekends ago.
unsnip.

That will be good for 8 weeks in the penalty box =no riding...add 6 weeks for broken...
Forum: Hacks 09-25-2014, 07:54 PM
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Posted By revmaaatin
Pretty steep cost of ownership

It was getting interesting, till I saw her neked.
Not exactly a poster child for the sales force.
and
I still want one.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-24-2014, 05:48 PM
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Posted By revmaaatin
another Latin lover--

SM-
in honor of your 'story-line' and this thread, I offer a LATIN link and a T shirt to boot-
http://www.cafepress.com/ilovelatin/6291469 (http://www.cafepress.com/ilovelatin/6291469)

no...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-11-2014, 11:06 PM
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Views: 9,909
Posted By revmaaatin
what are the side walls doing?

YW--Thanks for the reply,
IT would be interesting to see what the tire/sidewall/edge is doing, perhaps recorded with a GoPro; perhaps measure the tire contact/patch for various lean angles.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-11-2014, 08:30 AM
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Views: 9,909
Posted By revmaaatin
Mr Answer Man!

YW--
I am fascinated by your use of the car tire and your personal experimentation!
A couple of Q's; please understand, I don't have any real experience with cruisers or heavy bikes...but miles of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-01-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 35,683
Views: 9,037,924
Posted By revmaaatin
Thanks.

NOW, I can see the thin line spelling Ducati...as I suspected but did not see this model when I goggled around the factory sites..
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-01-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 4,236
Views: 605,933
Posted By revmaaatin
It very well may be; we might be seeing the...

It very well may be; we might be seeing the 'last' or the first of a series of locks,
or,
It could be that the cartographer does not show all the necessary symbols, (some locks located off the map)...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-31-2014, 10:30 PM
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Views: 605,933
Posted By revmaaatin
Curious people are still (easily) amazed!

Well, perhaps. From your link:

In addition to the bridge, a double lock (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lock_(water_transport)) was constructed to allow vessels to descend from the level of the...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-31-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 4,236
Views: 605,933
Posted By revmaaatin
another observation.

I actually think the upper canal is a closed system/loop (or nearly so) as well.
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