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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-16-2012, 08:52 PM
Replies: 19,137
Views: 7,861,744
Posted By kabagram
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Forum: Face plant 09-12-2012, 05:31 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 13,987
Posted By kabagram
So your cell phone got caught in the spokes which...

So your cell phone got caught in the spokes which pinned your upper body to the top box and a Hawk missile blew out the inertia in your knee?

Just kidding. Sorry to hear about your knee. ACL, MCL?...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-07-2012, 05:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,433
Posted By kabagram
I drove all around trying to find Innis and Gunn...

I drove all around trying to find Innis and Gunn with no luck. I guess it isn't sold in this part of the country.

So I went for the Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale. A little sharp, but good stuff.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-07-2012, 04:56 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,433
Posted By kabagram
There's an ancient Chinese proverb that goes...

There's an ancient Chinese proverb that goes "Never allow your own faults to prevent you from pointing out those of others." I'm glad we all live by that philosophy.

But seriously, you make some...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-06-2012, 12:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,453
Posted By kabagram
Because they're worth it! :D

Because they're worth it! :D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-05-2012, 07:23 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,433
Posted By kabagram
LOL, you have no idea. I was also picking my...

LOL, you have no idea. I was also picking my nose while reaching for another beer behind the seat.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-05-2012, 03:53 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,433
Posted By kabagram
Yeah, probably. I guess I've never paid attention...

Yeah, probably. I guess I've never paid attention or just hadn't been around when they ride. Thought I'd captured a rare moment of a biker being a complete jackass, but I was wrong. I had no idea...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-04-2012, 05:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,433
Posted By kabagram
So I see this wheelie cool guy in traffic today - video.

I was on a four lane road in stop and go rush hour traffic in Louisville, KY today. I'm in the right lane and I hear the scream of a street bike engine, look in my driver's side mirror and see a...
Forum: Face plant 09-04-2012, 06:11 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 9,962
Posted By kabagram
I had been following this story here on the local...

I had been following this story here on the local news since Sunday PM and this morning they identified the guy. He could be one of the military dirt bags, but I doubt it. He was an Air Force Capt,...
Forum: Face plant 08-30-2012, 03:01 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,862
Posted By kabagram
Glad you are okay. It could have been much worse....

Glad you are okay. It could have been much worse. Just the other day, a friend of mine was riding an ATV on a county road (which you can now do legally in IN) and hit a deer 1/2 mile from his home....
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-24-2012, 02:12 PM
Replies: 19,137
Views: 7,861,744
Posted By kabagram
I bought a 2011 990 Adv Dakar recently. No mods...

I bought a 2011 990 Adv Dakar recently. No mods except a Leo Vince exhaust.

Mucho gusto.

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Forum: Beasts 08-23-2012, 08:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,388
Posted By kabagram
I had the same issue. The only two bikes I...

I had the same issue. The only two bikes I considered were the KTM 990 Adv and the Tenere. I test rode a Tenere at the dealership and it was nice, but I never had the chance to ride a KTM 990. ...
Forum: Face plant 08-23-2012, 05:45 AM
Replies: 334
Views: 61,274
Posted By kabagram
I'm somewhat embarrassed to admit this, but I was...

I'm somewhat embarrassed to admit this, but I was "spooked" a few times in the last month prior to purchasing a 2011 KTM 990. I agonized over the decision to buy a bigger bike for months, but in the...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-11-2012, 06:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 677
Posted By kabagram
It depends on what you call lengthy, but State...

It depends on what you call lengthy, but State Road 62 on the Indiana side is an very nice ride through Floyd, Harrison, and Crawford counties. Then you can get on I-64 and head back to town.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-10-2012, 09:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,984
Posted By kabagram
Congrats! I just put a deposit on the same...

Congrats!

I just put a deposit on the same 2011 990 Dakar from Minnesota yesterday. I've never made a purchase this big over the phone, so I'm a little nervous. Owner saving me an 800 mile trip...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-05-2012, 01:14 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,691
Posted By kabagram
I had a similar problem on a different bike...

I had a similar problem on a different bike recently. I had some sort of sticky goo on the rim from the old tire. Cleaned it using brake cleaning spray. Soap didn't work, so I used WD-40. Cranked...
Forum: Face plant 08-04-2012, 02:36 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 16,761
Posted By kabagram
I just watched your YouTube doc, stumpy. ...

I just watched your YouTube doc, stumpy.

You and your wife seem like really great people.

Best wishes in all you do.
Forum: Face plant 07-21-2012, 08:29 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 9,962
Posted By kabagram
I'm an officer in the Air Force and am working a...

I'm an officer in the Air Force and am working a job where I have access to real time significant event alerts from all over the world. As I sit here glancing over the past couple of months, the...
Forum: Beasts 07-12-2012, 10:32 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 11,761
Posted By kabagram
I also currently own a KLR (for now). A 2008. ...

I also currently own a KLR (for now). A 2008.

Get the Wee.
Forum: Equipment 01-19-2012, 06:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,886
Posted By kabagram
Wolfman Explorer Lite Tank Bag Video Review

Got my Wolfman Explorer light in the mail today. Put it on the bike and was so impressed that I pulled out the iphone and shot an impromptu video review.

Hope it helps if you're in the market for...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-05-2011, 06:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,790
Posted By kabagram
As suggested, I just ordered 2 of Hough's books....

As suggested, I just ordered 2 of Hough's books. $3.98 for the first one and $1.99 for the second one + shipping. Thanks for the recommends.


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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-01-2011, 05:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,790
Posted By kabagram
Riding Technique Instuctional Books and Videos

Yeah, experience is the best teacher, but I need to make up for lost time. I'm a noob and I've got nothing but my instincts and a 40 page DMV handbook as a guide. The forums are good, but I want...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-01-2011, 04:16 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,607
Posted By kabagram
[/LEFT] I didn't even think about the...

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I didn't even think about the radiator until I read your post. I pulled off the broken plastic and sure enough, the side of the radiator is pushed in about a 1/2". It's not enough to make...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-01-2011, 08:53 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,607
Posted By kabagram
Excellent, thoughtful post, Jim. Thanks. I...

Excellent, thoughtful post, Jim. Thanks.

I just thought it was ironic how much time and thought I put into the choice to ride, the right bike (debatable), the right gear, doing the right...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-31-2011, 08:50 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,607
Posted By kabagram
My fault, I didn't describe it well enough. The...

My fault, I didn't describe it well enough. The amount of time between me seeing the car in my mirror and impact was around 1 second. I had one if those temporal distortion events where a lot of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-31-2011, 06:02 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,607
Posted By kabagram
By next to the car, do you mean to the side or...

By next to the car, do you mean to the side or directly behind? I think maybe my bike may have been folded up with me in it if I had been right on someone's bumper.

A milkcrate was low on my list...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-31-2011, 03:40 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,607
Posted By kabagram
So there I was...

Alright, I started this thread because I was a little worried about beginning to ride again after 13 years or so. Lots of you folks said you had several thousands of miles without any problem. I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-14-2011, 07:31 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,607
Posted By kabagram
You may be right. I've got some friends with GSs...

You may be right. I've got some friends with GSs who are giving me a hard time about getting one, but that's not where I want to start. A KLR may suit me just fine. Can't wait to find out.

I see...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-14-2011, 02:10 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,607
Posted By kabagram
Duly noted and disregarded. Thanks to...

Duly noted and disregarded.

Thanks to everyone else. I'm buying a KLR, then moving up.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-12-2011, 06:12 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,607
Posted By kabagram
I'll take a well-deserved hit on that! It always...

I'll take a well-deserved hit on that! It always takes a while to wear down my "financial adviser" to the point where it's worth the money to shut me up.

In seriousness, I was out of the country a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-11-2011, 08:15 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,607
Posted By kabagram
Hey guys, thanks for all the great responses. ...

Hey guys, thanks for all the great responses.

I've just been out of the game so long I didn't know what questions I should be asking other than the ridiculous "Will I get hurt?". The responses in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-07-2011, 09:51 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,607
Posted By kabagram
Question Those that have and those that will - Truthiness?

I've been a lurker for over a year now. I've got the bug and I can't stand it much longer. I haven't ridden in 12 years. I had a nasty accident on a Yamaha Virago 920 when I was in college because I...
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