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Forum: Thumpers 11-20-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 12,221
Views: 613,023
Posted By Earth Rider
That's an interesting interpretation of American...

That's an interesting interpretation of American history. :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 11-20-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 12,221
Views: 613,023
Posted By Earth Rider
Coffee is the lifeblood that fuels champions.

Coffee is the lifeblood that fuels champions.
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 11-20-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,945
Posted By Earth Rider
Total bullshit ticket. Fight it and request a...

Total bullshit ticket. Fight it and request a supporting deposition. If the cop doesn't write it ask for the ticket to be dismissed and the judge will. If he does write it, chances are it'll be...
Forum: Thumpers 11-20-2014, 05:11 AM
Replies: 45,976
Views: 9,131,848
Posted By Earth Rider
thanks for your help.

thanks for your help.
Forum: Beasts 11-14-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,265
Posted By Earth Rider
Maybe he should buy insurance.

Maybe he should buy insurance.
Forum: Thumpers 11-14-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 45,976
Views: 9,131,848
Posted By Earth Rider
Do they use the passenger peg spots? Are there...

Do they use the passenger peg spots? Are there any racks that don't?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-12-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,426
Posted By Earth Rider
Riding on the street doesn't really hold much...

Riding on the street doesn't really hold much appeal for me the way riding in the woods does.
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,274
Posted By Earth Rider
That looks like it covers the water pump/hose...

That looks like it covers the water pump/hose area a lot better than the aluminum one I have.
Forum: Thumpers 11-06-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 899
Posted By Earth Rider
I am about your size and ride a WR for pretty...

I am about your size and ride a WR for pretty much the same exact usage. I'm fairly happy with it, but it would be nice to have something lighter.
Forum: Thumpers 11-05-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,634
Posted By Earth Rider
Neither would be street legal here in NY.

Neither would be street legal here in NY.
Forum: Thumpers 11-05-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,634
Posted By Earth Rider
Seems like a LOT more bike than a motoped for...

Seems like a LOT more bike than a motoped for roughly $1k more, if you're in the market for anything like this.
Forum: Thumpers 11-05-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 45,976
Views: 9,131,848
Posted By Earth Rider
^^^

^^^
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-05-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,699
Posted By Earth Rider
Seems like you are considering the wrong bikes...

Seems like you are considering the wrong bikes for that.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-05-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,998
Posted By Earth Rider
I think that's happened to just about everybody.

I think that's happened to just about everybody.
Forum: Thumpers 11-05-2014, 04:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,827
Posted By Earth Rider
I wouldn't buy a new one for $7k period. You...

I wouldn't buy a new one for $7k period. You could fly and ride and buy used, go on a nice little trip and still save $3,000.
Forum: Thumpers 11-04-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,827
Posted By Earth Rider
I own a WR250R. The beauty of it is going from...

I own a WR250R. The beauty of it is going from highway to gnarly trails. Personally, I would get something more street oriented. Like a Triumph Scrambler with dirt tires. You don't need a dirt bike...
Forum: Thumpers 11-04-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,921
Posted By Earth Rider
Good post. So often people say "I want to ride...

Good post. So often people say "I want to ride learn to ride dirt" without clarifying exactly what that means. To me that means tight trails with some degree of difficulty. Maybe it would help to...
Forum: Thumpers 11-04-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,921
Posted By Earth Rider
All I did was clarify some incorrect weight...

All I did was clarify some incorrect weight comparisons. I didn't even suggest anything. That said, I ride my WR on the highway all the time. I didn't know I needed to trailer it around. That's a new...
Forum: Thumpers 11-04-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,921
Posted By Earth Rider
wr250r is listed at 295 with a tank of gas, just...

wr250r is listed at 295 with a tank of gas, just under 280 dry
690 is 306 pounds dry, somewhere around 330 wet depending on what review you read. I don't think KTM publishes those numbers.
...
Forum: Thumpers 11-04-2014, 05:30 AM
Replies: 12,221
Views: 613,023
Posted By Earth Rider
I don't really get where he is coming from but I...

I don't really get where he is coming from but I don't know why you'd single him out for name-calling of all things when everyone else is calling him a fuckwit, etc. He's probably been called more...
Forum: Thumpers 11-03-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 45,976
Views: 9,131,848
Posted By Earth Rider
Is the tire balanced?

Is the tire balanced?
Forum: Thumpers 11-02-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 12,221
Views: 613,023
Posted By Earth Rider
Maybe, but what specifically? I can't think of a...

Maybe, but what specifically? I can't think of a single thing.
Forum: Thumpers 11-02-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 12,221
Views: 613,023
Posted By Earth Rider
I don't think anybody ever said it would be the...

I don't think anybody ever said it would be the best bike for a hoarder to live off of for two years. :lol3

I couldn't even imagine riding that thing all loaded up like that. Whether you're...
Forum: Thumpers 11-02-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 12,221
Views: 613,023
Posted By Earth Rider
:lol3 That is hilarious. I think I see a...

:lol3

That is hilarious. I think I see a place for another bag on the fender.
Forum: Thumpers 11-02-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 12,221
Views: 613,023
Posted By Earth Rider
:lol3 Your buddy has a yard sale strapped to...

:lol3

Your buddy has a yard sale strapped to the back of that thing. I've never seen that much shit on the back of a GS. :lol3 What was he thinking? It's a 250 dirt bike, it won't do 75+ hauling...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-02-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 9,188
Posted By Earth Rider
"You can't brake while cornering" was the worst...

"You can't brake while cornering" was the worst advice I got in the MSF basic course. I understand where they're coming from but man is that a dumbed down message.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-02-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,007
Posted By Earth Rider
I found a CD case full of video games out in the...

I found a CD case full of video games out in the woods once when I was mountain biking. I brought them home in a backpack and played all of them.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-01-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 24,813
Posted By Earth Rider
Just kidding dude. No need to go postal.

Just kidding dude. No need to go postal.
Forum: Thumpers 11-01-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 45,976
Views: 9,131,848
Posted By Earth Rider
I went out to ride last Saturday and there was a...

I went out to ride last Saturday and there was a pretty good sized puddle under the bike. Turns out I had dropped it on the radiator hose clamp last time I rode and sprung a leak in the hose...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-01-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 24,813
Posted By Earth Rider
I hope you guys get this all sorted out on my...

I hope you guys get this all sorted out on my ignore list.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-01-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 24,813
Posted By Earth Rider
http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s...

http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--IWFEMcjr--/c_fit,fl_progressive,q_80,w_320/691910602160022853.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-01-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,555
Posted By Earth Rider
Would you still vacation in Africa if you were...

Would you still vacation in Africa if you were immune to Ebola?

There isn't enough weed in the world for questions like these. I think you need to get, like, really high to properly answer them.
Forum: Thumpers 10-30-2014, 05:04 AM
Replies: 45,976
Views: 9,131,848
Posted By Earth Rider
If you don't get cold weather a few weeks is no...

If you don't get cold weather a few weeks is no problem. Up here in NY 3-4 weeks of extreme cold and your bike won't start, so you need a battery tender. It's a good cheap thing to have anyway.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-26-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 24,813
Posted By Earth Rider
You'd punt them off the road while also riding a...

You'd punt them off the road while also riding a motorcycle? :fpalm
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-24-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 24,813
Posted By Earth Rider
Yep. I assumed it was a girlfriend. Please let me...

Yep. I assumed it was a girlfriend. Please let me have enough faith in humanity that not even one of those guys would take a kid to that shit show.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-24-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 6,411
Views: 352,980
Posted By Earth Rider
Just when you thought GoPro motorcycle videos...

Just when you thought GoPro motorcycle videos were boring... watch me ride a bicycle. :fpalm Please tell me this is actually a spandex mafia 'thing'
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-24-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 24,813
Posted By Earth Rider
It's pretty hilarious how the guy doing the...

It's pretty hilarious how the guy doing the wheelie only seems to crash because he sees someone else crash.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-24-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 24,813
Posted By Earth Rider
^^^ Squid alert

^^^ Squid alert
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-24-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 24,813
Posted By Earth Rider
Yes. Either that, or we should all panic about...

Yes. Either that, or we should all panic about it. One or the other.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-24-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 24,813
Posted By Earth Rider
So far it's resulted in a single incident, with...

So far it's resulted in a single incident, with the only serious injury to one of the motorcyclists.
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