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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-25-2015, 05:53 PM
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Posted By steve68steve
Solution for the lowering the rear rack is to put...

Solution for the lowering the rear rack is to put spacers (washers) under the handle bolts to push the handles out a bit further from the centerline of the bike.

Solution for the upside-down trick...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-23-2015, 04:44 AM
Replies: 27,772
Views: 5,514,096
Posted By steve68steve
Moto insurance confuses me, too. I had to show a...

Moto insurance confuses me, too. I had to show a copy of my MSF certificate years ago to get some savings which brought me to around $600/year from Progressive - no collision - on a KLR!!

Traded...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-23-2015, 04:24 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,929
Posted By steve68steve
If that were true, we wouldn't need jails. ...

If that were true, we wouldn't need jails.

Having laws and enforcing them doesn't change people's nature. Maybe it makes law-breakers more careful so as to avoid getting caught? And creates a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-23-2015, 04:09 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,690
Posted By steve68steve
I got exactly two comments on my KLR when I had...

I got exactly two comments on my KLR when I had my 2006:

Once at a gas stop, a 20-something was checking it out and asked, "is that a BMW?"

Another time a pirate followed me out of McD's and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-21-2015, 05:53 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,929
Posted By steve68steve
I thought the rule was a 3-seconds.

I thought the rule was a 3-seconds.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-21-2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 27,772
Views: 5,514,096
Posted By steve68steve
This resonates with me quite a bit. I have a...

This resonates with me quite a bit. I have a 2014 just a few days past 600 mile break-in. I've noticed some issues right off idle - even stalled it a few times. It's like there's a dead spot where...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-21-2015, 05:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 440
Posted By steve68steve
Lol... I'm one of those guys. I've been past...

Lol... I'm one of those guys. I've been past your place a few times in the last couple weeks. A quick loop up over the mountain at the ski place, past your house, and back over on Smith Gap road,...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-20-2015, 04:21 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 14,113
Posted By steve68steve
Cruise control is standard on 2014+ base.

Cruise control is standard on 2014+ base.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-18-2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 849
Posted By steve68steve
I've routinely seen pre 2014 ST's (advertised) in...

I've routinely seen pre 2014 ST's (advertised) in the $9000 range. 2014's and 15's can be had in the high $12,000's.

As stated, lots of upgrades for 2014+. Cruise control, gear indicator, better...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-13-2015, 09:45 PM
Replies: 9,415
Views: 2,204,549
Posted By steve68steve
You're thinking of salt: salt is the spice of...

You're thinking of salt: salt is the spice of life.
...and pepper.

:D
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-11-2015, 06:16 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,628
Posted By steve68steve
Careful: I think running someone's family down...

Careful: I think running someone's family down is a bannable offense.

LOL - didn't realize it was a zombie thread. I guess the statute of limitations has expired. ;)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-11-2015, 05:57 AM
Replies: 3,708
Views: 552,445
Posted By steve68steve
The second guy following too close couldn't see...

The second guy following too close couldn't see the light because it was obstructed by the big truck in front of him.

I was once in a bumper-to-bumper crawl thru a congested interchange behind a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-09-2015, 04:57 AM
Replies: 1,382
Views: 68,315
Posted By steve68steve
+ cruisers, apparently. Is it an adventure...

+ cruisers, apparently.

Is it an adventure if you ride a street bike?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-08-2015, 07:38 PM
Replies: 1,382
Views: 68,315
Posted By steve68steve
I'm looking for a place to talk about dirt bikes...

I'm looking for a place to talk about dirt bikes and off-road motorcycling. Can anyone recommend a good HD forum?
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-05-2015, 07:02 PM
Replies: 1,262
Views: 114,666
Posted By steve68steve
That's called a "tri" or "tricolor." I've also...

That's called a "tri" or "tricolor." I've also heard some call it "tri black." ... in other breeds. I don't know much about Bull Terriers. Only ever had one in my care.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-05-2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 9,415
Views: 2,204,549
Posted By steve68steve
!!!!!! Hey Moose, congrats on the S10 - that...

!!!!!!

Hey Moose, congrats on the S10 - that red looks fabulous! I saw my first red 2015 in person yesterday at Montgomeryville Cycle Center. My wife was with me and I pointed it out to her, she...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-05-2015, 07:26 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,388
Posted By steve68steve
How is it wrong? - I own both. You're comparing...

How is it wrong? - I own both. You're comparing a 15 MPG Jeep to an uninsured, 250cc, carbureted bike without ABS doing, and doing LOTS of miles to make your point. If instead of buying the bike,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-03-2015, 07:08 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,388
Posted By steve68steve
I wonder about that - seriously. I'm not saying...

I wonder about that - seriously. I'm not saying it's not POSSIBLE, but I don't think is as black-and-white as it may seem - particularly if you have some "non-negotiable's," like ABS, hauling...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-03-2015, 06:40 AM
Replies: 27,772
Views: 5,514,096
Posted By steve68steve
Nice! If you're a gram counter and carrying...

Nice!

If you're a gram counter and carrying a 19mm wrench already, could you just jam a second nut on a short bolt to make a short length of 19MM hex "bar"? Put one end in the female axle, other...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-02-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,388
Posted By steve68steve
And gear. And maintenance. And farkles. And...

And gear. And maintenance. And farkles. And insurance. And registration. And on. And on. ?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-02-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,388
Posted By steve68steve
You don't save money by riding a m/c

You don't save money by riding a m/c
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-31-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 27,772
Views: 5,514,096
Posted By steve68steve
Thanks a bunch for posting that video! I watched...

Thanks a bunch for posting that video! I watched it a few weeks back - it's why I was surprised that it didn't work on my 2014 - I'd already seen it done by you.

...

Wreck: you make my point...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-31-2015, 06:42 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 10,913
Posted By steve68steve
Or face Roman capital punishment? :D

Or face Roman capital punishment?

:D
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-30-2015, 10:04 PM
Replies: 27,772
Views: 5,514,096
Posted By steve68steve
I took the pillion seat off and lowered the rear...

I took the pillion seat off and lowered the rear rack to create the "long bed" configuration on my 2014.

The rear rack in this config interferes with the grab handles, tho. Is that right, or am...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-30-2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,262
Posted By steve68steve
From the first link replied: Throw...

From the first link replied:



Throw this out into the next mandatory helmet law debate.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-28-2015, 04:36 AM
Replies: 1,382
Views: 68,315
Posted By steve68steve
If you don't already write professionally, you...

If you don't already write professionally, you should.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-25-2015, 08:34 PM
Replies: 29,409
Views: 1,376,157
Posted By steve68steve
I might go if the weather doesn't suck. ...

I might go if the weather doesn't suck. Hopefully on my new Super Tenere... else I'll be looking to buy one there.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-22-2015, 06:56 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,952
Posted By steve68steve
April 2012: First one I saw in person. Texted...

April 2012: First one I saw in person. Texted this crappy cell phone pic to my wife. Rode the bike home the following day. Currently for sale in Flea Market, btw. ;)...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-21-2015, 04:18 PM
Replies: 1,382
Views: 68,315
Posted By steve68steve
Agree, but I think HD is singled out as...

Agree, but I think HD is singled out as 'intruders' here.
HD dominates the market, HD riders dominate the ridership, HD aesthetic dominates motorcycling... to the point that non-riders see...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-21-2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 9,415
Views: 2,204,549
Posted By steve68steve
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-T6BKpvBHy3c/VQ2WBsxe17I/...

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-T6BKpvBHy3c/VQ2WBsxe17I/AAAAAAAACuI/1MtZF4ZPtjA/s1600/s10%2Bresized.jpg

I realize this is just a pic of a bone-stock 2014 sitting in a dealership.

... but if you look...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-21-2015, 06:13 AM
Replies: 1,382
Views: 68,315
Posted By steve68steve
Curious: are 20% of the threads on HD forums...

Curious: are 20% of the threads on HD forums about riding enduro/ off-road/ ADV bikes?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-17-2015, 04:47 AM
Replies: 1,382
Views: 68,315
Posted By steve68steve
An HD guy posting pictures of himself doing...

An HD guy posting pictures of himself doing stuff:

"Here I am working on my bike in a Kawi hat."
"Here I am welding a pipe."

That might sound like a douchy bash, but it's really just an...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-15-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,687
Posted By steve68steve
Yamaha's website is not up to date in my area. ...

Yamaha's website is not up to date in my area. Dealer websites aren't, either, tho.

I just put a deposit on a 2014 non-ES for $12,500.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-08-2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 19,335
Posted By steve68steve
If I felt like figuring out how to post a poll,...

If I felt like figuring out how to post a poll, it would be:

Vote once:
1. Loud and free! "Free" means I can do whatever I want, without restriction. No limits. If there was a law, I'd break...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-26-2015, 04:47 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 15,865
Posted By steve68steve
I didn't tell you that.

I didn't tell you that.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-26-2015, 05:05 AM
Replies: 283
Views: 15,865
Posted By steve68steve
A barking dog is warning you, not attacking. An...

A barking dog is warning you, not attacking. An attacking dog will strike without warning.... just like people.

A pack of dogs is bolder than an individual. If the pack is led by a bully,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-25-2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 7,508
Posted By steve68steve
Re: Britts fighting fascism, had they started...

Re: Britts fighting fascism, had they started resisting sooner instead of "appeasing" for so long (including throwing Poland under the bus) maybe there wouldn't have been a WWII (Europe) and a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-25-2015, 04:53 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 7,508
Posted By steve68steve
Worse: a Myers-Briggs INTP.

Worse: a Myers-Briggs INTP.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-24-2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 7,508
Posted By steve68steve
The message of this song seems to be, "if you're...

The message of this song seems to be, "if you're not as jingoist as me, I'll beat you up."

Freethought (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freethought)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-21-2015, 03:00 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 7,508
Posted By steve68steve
LOL!! Wow. I'll say this about you,...

LOL!!

Wow.

I'll say this about you, CW: you stick to the script!
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