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Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 10-09-2010, 01:34 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,942
Posted By VegasKLRider
Embarrassment on the Strip

So I pulled a bonehead move that I would imagine others can relate to. I was headed home from work at a major casino in Las Vegas on a beautiful Friday night. I got poll position at the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-07-2008, 08:07 PM
Replies: 12,630
Views: 2,823,230
Posted By VegasKLRider
I got my 300# buddy to sit on the bike and press...

I got my 300# buddy to sit on the bike and press on the brake, while it was in gear. Combine that with a 2' breaker bar....:huh

Yeah- it's a bitch!
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2008, 09:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,627
Posted By VegasKLRider
I...... I..... well, I got nothin.:huh

I...... I..... well, I got nothin.:huh
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2008, 12:57 PM
Replies: 758
Views: 118,596
Posted By VegasKLRider
+1, these bikes were SERIOUS junk 5 years ago. ...

+1, these bikes were SERIOUS junk 5 years ago. Right now they are just junk, in 5 years they will be pretty decent. Eventually they will be really good.

The biggest whammy that I have seen is...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 07-10-2008, 06:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,924
Posted By VegasKLRider
Pass him on the right, get him to chase you until...

Pass him on the right, get him to chase you until he crashes THEN go back and tell him what he did wrong... He'll be much more receptive then.:D
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 07-03-2008, 01:59 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,246
Posted By VegasKLRider
I haven't wanted to ride lately either- of course...

I haven't wanted to ride lately either- of course it has been running over 105 every day for the last 3 weeks. :eek1
Forum: Thumpers 06-20-2008, 07:59 PM
Replies: 12,630
Views: 2,823,230
Posted By VegasKLRider
Motion Pro does make a 1/4 turn throttle, but it...

Motion Pro does make a 1/4 turn throttle, but it is designed for a KLX-300 and doesn't have a return cable. It does work though- no problems. The demissions is pretty straightforward with the use...
Forum: Thumpers 06-20-2008, 07:34 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,188
Posted By VegasKLRider
My KLR went away for a V-Strom. I can't talk you...

My KLR went away for a V-Strom. I can't talk you out of it- sorry.:1drink
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2008, 09:54 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 28,418
Posted By VegasKLRider
When you get that first scratch, you don't say...

When you get that first scratch, you don't say "dammit" you say "well it was about time".
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-12-2008, 06:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,636
Posted By VegasKLRider
I like the highway better- no stop lights and...

I like the highway better- no stop lights and 80mph in the fast lane.:clap As for safety, to be honest, I don't really stress over it. If I did, I'd quit riding.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-10-2008, 09:39 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,582
Posted By VegasKLRider
Come to Vegas in the Summer. Night time is the...

Come to Vegas in the Summer. Night time is the only time to ride for fun. By August, the temp hits 100 before 9am and stays there until midnight or so.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-10-2008, 09:36 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 12,634
Posted By VegasKLRider
Water soaked cool vest and a wet doo rag help a...

Water soaked cool vest and a wet doo rag help a bunch. Try to plan your trip to minimize being stopped in traffic. I take the highway rather than surface streets to keep from cooking at a light. I...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-04-2008, 06:07 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,160
Posted By VegasKLRider
You can do what the cabbies do in Asia. The best...

You can do what the cabbies do in Asia. The best mpg returns are realized by flooring the gas to get up to 50mph and coasting back to 10mph then doing it over and over. You might pull down 65mpg...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-03-2008, 08:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 841
Posted By VegasKLRider
Progressive springs always feel way too squishy...

Progressive springs always feel way too squishy for me. You might see if Race Tech offers springs for that bike, along with the emulators. Race Tech uses straight wound springs and uses the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-03-2008, 08:05 PM
Replies: 12,630
Views: 2,823,230
Posted By VegasKLRider
Some of the bikes were recalled due to faulty...

Some of the bikes were recalled due to faulty welds- check if yours was part of the recall. Mine was inspected by the dealer and was okay. All I can say is that I work mine pretty hard- no big...
Forum: Thumpers 06-03-2008, 08:01 PM
Replies: 12,630
Views: 2,823,230
Posted By VegasKLRider
330 kit kicks a**

So I finally got the Kustom Kraft 330 kit installed and I am so impressed with the results. The bike actually has torque now. My biggest gripe with the bike... well it was the suspension. I'm a...
Forum: Thumpers 05-31-2008, 07:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,254
Posted By VegasKLRider
Modding the stock pipe is easy. Get a 6" long...

Modding the stock pipe is easy. Get a 6" long 1/2" drill bit and drill through the baffle. I went with a dynojet kit with the 124 jets at 2500 ft elevation and it did great. The 13 tooth sprocket...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-27-2008, 08:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,759
Posted By VegasKLRider
Seeing those pictures makes me homesick dammit. ...

Seeing those pictures makes me homesick dammit. I do love the desert, but I miss the Ozarks.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-27-2008, 01:56 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,167
Posted By VegasKLRider
I did that once. It lasted 4 months before I got...

I did that once. It lasted 4 months before I got another one.:bluduh If the car is paid off, drop the insurance to liability only and let it sit in the driveway.

I commute almost exclusively...
Forum: Thumpers 05-25-2008, 06:29 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,744
Posted By VegasKLRider
The KLR 650 will cover all of the bases- except...

The KLR 650 will cover all of the bases- except mileage. You are probably looking at 45-55mpg, depending on your habits. The KLR-250 will get that kind of mileage, but your top cruising speed will...
Forum: Thumpers 05-25-2008, 03:53 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 25,604
Posted By VegasKLRider
I love 2 smokes, but one other thing that needs...

I love 2 smokes, but one other thing that needs to be mentioned is that they have virtually zero engine braking. Here out West, I spend a lot of time riding up and down hills. I recently took a KTM...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-23-2008, 05:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,922
Posted By VegasKLRider
One of the first things that I do when I get a...

One of the first things that I do when I get a new bike is to disable any and all interlock switches.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-23-2008, 05:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,237
Posted By VegasKLRider
My question is, how can a Scion xB speed up...

My question is, how can a Scion xB speed up anywhere nearly as quickly as a 950? :huh I'm pretty sure that your 0 to 60 is less than 4 seconds- the xB can get there in about 13 seconds. As soon as...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-22-2008, 07:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,882
Posted By VegasKLRider
Yes I am a convert to the R100RS obsession. I...

Yes I am a convert to the R100RS obsession. I have a 1978 with 22K on it in the garage right now getting rebuilt. There is something really special about those old airheads.
Forum: The Garage 05-20-2008, 07:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 589
Posted By VegasKLRider
Needle or float.. if it pours out when the engine...

Needle or float.. if it pours out when the engine is off, it is most likely the float.
Forum: The Garage 05-20-2008, 07:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,449
Posted By VegasKLRider
Thanks for the story. It seems that fixing old...

Thanks for the story. It seems that fixing old bikes with carb problems is to be my lot in motorcycling life, so every anecdote helps.

I spent the last two weeks working on a 78 R100RS that...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-20-2008, 01:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,189
Posted By VegasKLRider
Yeah I'm pretty sure that a discussion beginning...

Yeah I'm pretty sure that a discussion beginning with "Sir, would you like to exchange insurance information now or after the police have arrived?".
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-20-2008, 01:50 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,080
Posted By VegasKLRider
I did that math quite some time ago. My truck...

I did that math quite some time ago. My truck gets 12mpg, my bikes get 40 and 60 respectively. I could go to a small car, but I can't find a Civic that can tow an 8000# trailer. The maintenance...
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2008, 02:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,159
Posted By VegasKLRider
You know, I took my laptop to the garage and...

You know, I took my laptop to the garage and showed that video to my XR250R...


It wasn't impressed and decided to prove you wrong.... AGAIN.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-18-2008, 02:26 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 9,332
Posted By VegasKLRider
So tell me what the Vara has that a Strom...

So tell me what the Vara has that a Strom doesn't? I love the concept, but I'm afraid that the big H is coming in too little, too late again. Of course, maybe this will give them another...
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2008, 12:50 PM
Replies: 12,630
Views: 2,823,230
Posted By VegasKLRider
I did the HMF slip-on exhaust- my buddy did the...

I did the HMF slip-on exhaust- my buddy did the full exhaust. There doesn't seem to be an additional $250 worth of performance out of his.:deal
The HMF really opens up the top half of the rev...
Forum: Racing 05-18-2008, 12:41 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 11,143
Posted By VegasKLRider
What are you gonna be ridin? After Neduro et al...

What are you gonna be ridin? After Neduro et al rode the 950 last year, you might have to try to do it on GS's just to uphold BMW's credibility.:D


Good luck, and hopefully I'll be down there...
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2008, 01:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,996
Posted By VegasKLRider
I love my '83. The engine is pretty much bullet...

I love my '83. The engine is pretty much bullet proof and the drum brakes front and rear mean that you don't need to worry about plastic master cylinders crumbling.:D
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-09-2008, 05:35 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 22,479
Posted By VegasKLRider
Be happy it is only a V-Twin. My ZRX needed...

Be happy it is only a V-Twin. My ZRX needed EVERY shim replaced at 7000 miles. I ended up having a dealer check it for me, since I had another bike taken apart at the time. After the dealer...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-08-2008, 06:43 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,861
Posted By VegasKLRider
I ride between 35 and 105. When it gets that...

I ride between 35 and 105. When it gets that hot, I wear a ventilated jacket and a cool vest. The ride to work is only about 10 miles and the water soaked cool vest keeps me nice and comfy.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-07-2008, 04:54 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,861
Posted By VegasKLRider
I've been commuting via motorcycle for about 5...

I've been commuting via motorcycle for about 5 years now. With gas prices at $3.63 per here in Vegas, I'm seeing a lot more bikes in bike parking than I used to.

I've been saying it for years,...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-03-2008, 06:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,024
Posted By VegasKLRider
Tell him that you would be happy to meet him at...

Tell him that you would be happy to meet him at the DMV/ Highway Patrol to look at the bike. As soon as an officer signs off on it, you will be happy to discuss payment.:deal
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-30-2008, 07:52 PM
Replies: 434
Views: 50,664
Posted By VegasKLRider
This is a great thread. I grew up riding...

This is a great thread. I grew up riding "enduros" complete with ( get this) TWO rear shocks. I'm not that old, but those were the cheapest bikes that you could get in the mid 80's. It is great to...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-30-2008, 07:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 873
Posted By VegasKLRider
+1 on calling the dealers when you get back home....

+1 on calling the dealers when you get back home. BMW Las Vegas said that they would put me "on the list" for a bike, but if I wanted to "reserve" one I had to put down a deposit. I asked what the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2008, 02:07 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,990
Posted By VegasKLRider
Yeah, quit talking about them... you are just...

Yeah, quit talking about them... you are just driving the price up dammit. My toy fund is depleted for another couple of months (at which point I will have one), until then HUSH.
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