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Forum: Road warriors 11-25-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 584
Posted By dasrider
I owned a GSF600S years ago. Like most Japanese...

I owned a GSF600S years ago. Like most Japanese bikes, they are rock solid if maintained. I don't know who thinks $1250 is a bad deal though? If it runs, has a clean title and rides okay then I'd go...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-13-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,670
Posted By dasrider
I can't fault you for getting into a rythm and...

I can't fault you for getting into a rythm and pushing a bit on that road, btdt. I had a DR350 for a bit and I was also impressed by how much I could push the 50/50 tires on it on the street.

But,...
Forum: Equipment 10-20-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,293
Posted By dasrider
Made the 9 hour trek on Saturday. Had all the...

Made the 9 hour trek on Saturday. Had all the paperwork on me to include a bill of sale and the titlework. Also had State Farm email me a temporary insurance card I could print and keep on me. I rode...
Forum: Equipment 10-15-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,293
Posted By dasrider
So I finally got some feedback from both the NC...

So I finally got some feedback from both the NC and GA DMVs about my upcoming fly n ride. Both the seller and I sign the title on the back and don't worry about a notary. I need to have liability...
Forum: Equipment 10-15-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,822
Posted By dasrider
I'm about to embark on a fly n' ride from Georgia...

I'm about to embark on a fly n' ride from Georgia to NC. I've enquired with the GA DMV and they pretty much said have the title documentation and bill of sale on you and you're good. Apparently...
Forum: The Garage 10-15-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 569
Posted By dasrider
what kind of bike and what type of riding are you...

what kind of bike and what type of riding are you doing (offroad, street, 50/50, etc.)?
Forum: Thumpers 10-07-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 28,089
Views: 3,428,173
Posted By dasrider
I've got a 1994 350SE. Went out riding with my...

I've got a 1994 350SE. Went out riding with my son through some larger than average mud puddles and ended up getting caught out by an unseen rut. It chucked me off to the right and put the bike on...
Forum: Equipment 10-04-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,293
Posted By dasrider
Thanks for all the input guys. I'd drive...

Thanks for all the input guys.

I'd drive down and bring it back on my truck, but I don't trust it to drive that far.

As far as what I'll be bringing, it shouldn't be more than the gear I'm...
Forum: Road warriors 10-03-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,508
Posted By dasrider
Easy, Honda RC51. Even over 30,000 miles it...

Easy, Honda RC51. Even over 30,000 miles it shifted the smoothest of any bike I've ridden.
Forum: Equipment 10-02-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,293
Posted By dasrider
Fly n' ride questions

I know it's been discussed ad nauseam, but I'm having a hard time finding threads about it.

I'm about to purchase a bike in Georgia. I'll fly there and ride it a few hours back to NC. Other than a...
Forum: The Garage 09-25-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 537
Posted By dasrider
If I had to guess that sounds a bit like bad...

If I had to guess that sounds a bit like bad wheel bearings.
Forum: Equipment 09-23-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,659
Posted By dasrider
+1 to this comment. I'm not sure of any...

+1 to this comment.

I'm not sure of any other department store that has been able to accomplish what CG has done in the motorcycle business. They've managed to open stores nationwide and imo have...
Forum: The Garage 09-23-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,917
Posted By dasrider
How old is the bike and suspension and has the...

How old is the bike and suspension and has the suspension ever been serviced? Cupping like you're describing is typically a result of the suspension not being set up properly. You don't have to push...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-19-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,185
Posted By dasrider
In my 15 years of riding I have found...

In my 15 years of riding I have found self-complacency always preceded my next accident. I have had three - two were my fault from making mistakes and being, well, complacent. The last one was the...
Forum: The Garage 09-18-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 661
Posted By dasrider
Ranger A/C issue

So over the summer dad and I swapped out the timing belt, accessory belts, thermostat and a bunch of other stuff on a 1994 Ford Ranger 2.3L 4 banger. He gifted the truck to me in return for tackling...
Forum: Road warriors 09-18-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 22,770
Posted By dasrider
^ that's a handy walkthrough, thanks for posting...

^ that's a handy walkthrough, thanks for posting that. I was on the fence between a 1050 Speed Triple and an S2R1000 Monster a few years back. Ended up with the Triple b/c of the deal I struck, but I...
Forum: Road warriors 09-18-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 857
Posted By dasrider
Just noticed you said you don't want the...

Just noticed you said you don't want the sportbike lean, but want the handling. Consider the naked SV650 then, it's got handlebars instead of clipons making for an upright position. You could also...
Forum: Road warriors 09-18-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 857
Posted By dasrider
For the type of riding you're describing, wanting...

For the type of riding you're describing, wanting some moderate passenger capability and needing something high on the fun factor I would have to recommend the SV650S. Get an '03 and up model to get...
Forum: Road warriors 09-18-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 22,770
Posted By dasrider
That is a gorgeous Duc, but clearly I'm not rich...

That is a gorgeous Duc, but clearly I'm not rich enough to afford something that nice yet. I can't bring myself to pay someone to do a valve check, let alone pay someone $1200 to do that and change...
Forum: Equipment 09-17-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,800
Posted By dasrider
They're a little pricier but I do like my...

They're a little pricier but I do like my Alpinestars Tech Road gloves for fall riding. We can debate the necessity of armor in street gloves, but one thing I am a big proponent of now is scaphoid...
Forum: The Garage 09-17-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,822
Posted By dasrider
They're not as inexpensive as bullet or spade...

They're not as inexpensive as bullet or spade connectors, but I'm a fan of Posi-Lock connectors http://www.posi-lock.com/index.html. I like how they're reusable and only require stripping the jacket...
Forum: The Garage 09-17-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,734
Posted By dasrider
I did my first ever tire changes a few weeks ago....

I did my first ever tire changes a few weeks ago. I had a pair of the smaller 10" tire levers that came in a pack, but the tool that made the job doable was this guy:...
Forum: The Garage 09-15-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 843
Posted By dasrider
The OP is asking about how far to push the side...

The OP is asking about how far to push the side plate on, not how much to flare the rivet.

I also just try to eyeball the plate to be in line with the adjacent side plates. Don't push too far or...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-11-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,596
Posted By dasrider
It takes a certain kind of person to refer to...

It takes a certain kind of person to refer to himself in the 3rd person.

Congratulations on not drawing attention.

- the dasrider
Forum: The Garage 09-08-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,939
Posted By dasrider
I've got one of the Pitbull front triple tree...

I've got one of the Pitbull front triple tree style lifts. I've been through about 4 bikes using it now. I've always bought whatever pin is appropriate, but have just used a socket before too. I find...
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 28,089
Views: 3,428,173
Posted By dasrider
Total threadjack (sort of I guess), but there are...

Total threadjack (sort of I guess), but there are 6 DR350s for sale right now in the FM. When I bought my 1994 DR350SE last May, I rarely saw any for sale here or locally.

Do people typically sell...
Forum: Road warriors 09-02-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,557
Posted By dasrider
If the OP prefers a torquey motor, then I'd...

If the OP prefers a torquey motor, then I'd recommend taking a 600cc I4 for a test ride first. You really got to rev the crap out of them to make power and any supersport 600 will not have an...
Forum: Equipment 08-28-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,141
Posted By dasrider
I've got a Fly Trekker dual sport helmet that I...

I've got a Fly Trekker dual sport helmet that I wear on the street and dirt. Once I get up to interstate speeds, 65mph or above, there is a noticeable amount of lift due to the upper visor (or is...
Forum: The Garage 08-28-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,512
Posted By dasrider
Tire changing station

Hey all, looking to swap my first motorcycle tires this weekend. Popping off some old trail wings for a new Shinko 244 rear and Pirelli MT21 front.

Anyway, without dropping $100 for a tire...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-28-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,714
Posted By dasrider
I've felt conflicted with each bike I've sold or...

I've felt conflicted with each bike I've sold or past ownership on from. While each bike did something really well for me, I always felt the urge to try something different. These are toys to me...
Forum: Thumpers 08-27-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 28,089
Views: 3,428,173
Posted By dasrider
Thanks for the input. What would be a decent...

Thanks for the input. What would be a decent front tire that handle some dirt on the occasional weekend outing, but still be able to do 70mph on the interstate when I do commute?

Some of the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-27-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 28,089
Views: 3,428,173
Posted By dasrider
Thanks for the info on the locks and tubes SloMo....

Thanks for the info on the locks and tubes SloMo. I don't plan on running super low PSI anytime soon so I'll hold off on the locks for now. Looks I can get the IRC heavy duty tubes for a pretty...
Forum: Thumpers 08-27-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 28,089
Views: 3,428,173
Posted By dasrider
Okay, newbie questions here. I've been riding...

Okay, newbie questions here. I've been riding since 2000, but I am still on a steep learning curve with offroad bikes.

I've got a '94 DR350SE that I'm replacing the tires on with a set of Shinko...
Forum: Road warriors 08-25-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,404
Posted By dasrider
Another +1 on the SV1000. Bang on reliable and...

Another +1 on the SV1000. Bang on reliable and the power will be similar to the Duc. Not as high on the cool factor (totally subjective), but still gives the twin rumble with the right pipes. There...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-25-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,128
Posted By dasrider
I see what you did there.... Glad no one's...

I see what you did there....

Glad no one's hurt, other than a dead duck.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-13-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,564
Posted By dasrider
exactly, I guess I should have clarified that...

exactly, I guess I should have clarified that keeping maintenance throttle through the turn is ideal.

If you've begun the highside sequence, don't snap it shut!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-13-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,564
Posted By dasrider
^+1 Giving it too much throttle...

^+1




Giving it too much throttle while leaned is what causes highsides (on pavement). As the rear starts to wash out, snapping the throttle shut causes the rear to instantly grip the tarmac...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-12-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 11,420
Posted By dasrider
I don't know either way for sure, but it seemed...

I don't know either way for sure, but it seemed like I had more "just missed" incidents with my charcoal gray R1 than my red/silver RC51 or copper SV1000S.

Of course I had my worse accident on the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-11-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 10,809
Posted By dasrider
You do want to hit the front brake as hard and...

You do want to hit the front brake as hard and long as you can while the bike is upright before the turn. Trail brake the front as much as you're comfortable while leaning through and into the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-08-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,241
Posted By dasrider
My dad's old '07 Harley Electra Glide would idle...

My dad's old '07 Harley Electra Glide would idle along at about 2500rpm at interstate speeds iirc.

I think it redlined below 6000rpm too...


Not a bike, but previous generation...
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