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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 07:36 PM
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Posted By LittleRedToyota
the 200xc already comes pretty well set up for...

the 200xc already comes pretty well set up for trails. the main issue is when you buy a 250 mx bike and bring that to the trails. then you need (or at least most people like) a lot of mods.

it...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 01:54 PM
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Views: 4,064,746
Posted By LittleRedToyota
yes. across from the silencer.

yes. across from the silencer.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 07:55 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 7,309
Posted By LittleRedToyota
i have to admit that i wished i owned that...

i have to admit that i wished i owned that bike...


...i could sell it and buy 3 or 4 KTMs! :D
Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 9,744
Views: 426,805
Posted By LittleRedToyota
translation: KTM brakes actually...

translation:

KTM brakes actually work...which does take some getting used to if you are used to brakes that don't actually work. :D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-25-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 7,309
Posted By LittleRedToyota
is there a motorcycle under there somewhere?...

is there a motorcycle under there somewhere? :D:freaky
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-18-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 10,800
Posted By LittleRedToyota
those have become actual words and have been...

those have become actual words and have been introduced to the english language.

FARC, for example, not so much...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-15-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 10,800
Posted By LittleRedToyota
touche. :freaky seriously, though, when my...

touche. :freaky

seriously, though, when my forefathers crossed the atlantic ocean (not a pond, btw), they were not only attempting to escape living in such proximity to the english, but also...
Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 9,744
Views: 426,805
Posted By LittleRedToyota
:D nope. just that i don't care as much...

:D

nope.

just that i don't care as much about my DRZ being eaten away by road salt as i would about my KTM being eaten away by road salt. the reason for that is that the KTM is approximately...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-15-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 10,800
Posted By LittleRedToyota
despite just, you know, saying... :D

despite

just, you know, saying...

:D
Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 23,934
Views: 4,064,746
Posted By LittleRedToyota
there is certainly something to be said for...

there is certainly something to be said for having no debt.

but, there is also something to be said for living your life now...not waiting until tomorrow--when you might be dead.

gotta find a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-15-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 10,800
Posted By LittleRedToyota
yes, but we introduced some rational logic into...

yes, but we introduced some rational logic into it. for example...

we call trucks "trucks", not "lorries" ("lorries" are multiple girls with the same name).

we understand that "rows" are...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-15-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,882
Posted By LittleRedToyota
get a dirt bike. :deal :evil :D street/road...

get a dirt bike. :deal :evil :D

street/road riding is fun and all, but... :D

seriously, though, find something else (maybe just switching to dirt or maybe something completely different) that...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-15-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 10,800
Posted By LittleRedToyota
Alba gu brath! :freaky

Alba gu brath! :freaky
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-15-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 10,800
Posted By LittleRedToyota
but it was broke(n)! it still IS broke(n) in...

but it was broke(n)! it still IS broke(n) in england...

words that end in "a" end in "a", not "r", for one glaringly obvious example. :D
Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 9,744
Views: 426,805
Posted By LittleRedToyota
yep. if arctic's friend had a 500exc instead of a...

yep. if arctic's friend had a 500exc instead of a 690, the results of the bike swap would have been much different... :deal :D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-15-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 10,800
Posted By LittleRedToyota
you mean *fix* the english language? :D

you mean *fix* the english language? :D
Forum: Thumpers 08-14-2014, 11:53 AM
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Posted By LittleRedToyota
i would not use a K&N filter on a bike you will...

i would not use a K&N filter on a bike you will be riding in dirt, myself.

the "hi-flow" part means not only more air flowing through it, but also more dirt.
Forum: Thumpers 08-14-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 9,744
Views: 426,805
Posted By LittleRedToyota
:D no. i keep it for two reasons: 1. so...

:D

no. i keep it for two reasons:

1. so i have a beater bike to ride on the road in winter when the roads around here are covered with bike-eating road salt; and

2. i beat the crap out of it...
Forum: Thumpers 08-14-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 643
Posted By LittleRedToyota
the KTM 4 strokes are much lighter, much better...

the KTM 4 strokes are much lighter, much better balanced, much better suspended, have much better engine, and are generally in a completely different universe compared to a DRZ. don't let the DRZ...
Forum: Thumpers 08-13-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 9,744
Views: 426,805
Posted By LittleRedToyota
of course they can do all those things. so can my...

of course they can do all those things. so can my DRZ. heck, put chris birch on a 1190 and he can do all that on said aircraft carrier...

doesn't mean any of them are actually good at it, though. ...
Forum: Thumpers 08-13-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 9,744
Views: 426,805
Posted By LittleRedToyota
exactly! i wouldn't be too excited...

exactly!



i wouldn't be too excited about it either...and would definitely bring a spare pump--and rig up a back up battery to run the fuel pump if the main battery died.

i'm not yet a big...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-13-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 7,224
Posted By LittleRedToyota
i've found that bubble mirrors pretty much...

i've found that bubble mirrors pretty much completely eliminate blind spots on pickup trucks.

some newer model cars, though, i'm not sure how anything could eliminate the blind spots--including...
Forum: Thumpers 08-13-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 9,744
Views: 426,805
Posted By LittleRedToyota
yeah, the WRR is a pretty decent "all-surface...

yeah, the WRR is a pretty decent "all-surface road bike"...

when you venture off roads with varying surfaces and hit some actual trails, let us know!

:D :freaky
Forum: Thumpers 08-13-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 9,744
Views: 426,805
Posted By LittleRedToyota
i do not take a spare FCR on longer trips. ...

i do not take a spare FCR on longer trips.

just, you know, sayin... :D
Forum: Thumpers 08-13-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 9,744
Views: 426,805
Posted By LittleRedToyota
they called a 300lb bike small! :eek1 :huh :lol3...

they called a 300lb bike small! :eek1 :huh :lol3 :D
Forum: Thumpers 08-13-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 643
Posted By LittleRedToyota
yeah, for that much street riding (not a lot by...

yeah, for that much street riding (not a lot by street riding standards obviously, but a lot by dirt riding standards), i also think you would be better off with a 350exc or 500exc (or plated XC-W)....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-13-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,101
Posted By LittleRedToyota
it does if there is slippery shit under the...

it does if there is slippery shit under the water.



if your feet don't just slide out from under you on said slippery shit.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-13-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,101
Posted By LittleRedToyota
good to know. thanks.

good to know. thanks.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-12-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,101
Posted By LittleRedToyota
no, they are not. see below... ...

no, they are not. see below...

center-of-gravity is really just center-of-mass.

if you have two independent masses (the bike and your body) that are connected, and you raise one of them while...
Forum: Thumpers 08-12-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 8,594
Posted By LittleRedToyota
:huh the euros out engineer the japanese by...

:huh

the euros out engineer the japanese by miles.

suzuki has spent approximately $0 on engineering either the DRZ or the DR650 since the early 2000s, for example. yamaha has spent about that...
Forum: Thumpers 08-12-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 9,744
Views: 426,805
Posted By LittleRedToyota
some people consider that a good thing in tight...

some people consider that a good thing in tight stuff. the 300s do not have the hit of many 250s, but they do have more tractable torque on the bottom end--which can be a good thing in the tight...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-12-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,101
Posted By LittleRedToyota
it is absolutely easier and better to stand over...

it is absolutely easier and better to stand over rough stuff. yes, it does raise, not lower, our center of gravity, but that is irrelevant.

it decouples your body's mass from the bike's mass.
...
Forum: Thumpers 08-12-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 23,934
Views: 4,064,746
Posted By LittleRedToyota
the difference made by having the axle all the...

the difference made by having the axle all the way forward or all the way back on a DRZ is surprising. it really is very noticeable. the bike wheelies *a lot* easier with the axle all the way...
Forum: Thumpers 08-12-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 9,744
Views: 426,805
Posted By LittleRedToyota
i see. they do like to tweak things...

i see. they do like to tweak things...
Forum: Thumpers 08-12-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 9,744
Views: 426,805
Posted By LittleRedToyota
http://www.ktm.com/us/supermoto/450-smr/highlights...

http://www.ktm.com/us/supermoto/450-smr/highlights.html#.U-ozyWMifUY

"The revamped SOHC engine make the 450 SMR an invincible weapon in every Supermoto race." :deal

:dunno
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-12-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,101
Posted By LittleRedToyota
no. i'm suggesting it is the same as riding...

no. i'm suggesting it is the same as riding through water...like wide stream/small river crossings...which i do multiple times just about every weekend.

obviously you need to get an idea of how...
Forum: Thumpers 08-12-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 9,744
Views: 426,805
Posted By LittleRedToyota
i'm pretty sure that is not correct. the KTM site...

i'm pretty sure that is not correct. the KTM site lists it as a single cam engine. that would make it the XC4, not the MX (dual overhead cam) engine. the XC4 is the cross country/enduro/dual sport...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-12-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,101
Posted By LittleRedToyota
weight back. do not chop the throttle...stay on...

weight back. do not chop the throttle...stay on it to keep the front end light the whole way through (not saying try to wheelie through it, but try to keep the weight biased toward the rear wheel)....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-12-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 9,040
Posted By LittleRedToyota
because you're keeping your body weight more...

because you're keeping your body weight more centered over the bike.

that actually does give you more control if you start to slide. but, you're leaning the bike more, so you are more likely to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-11-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 7,309
Posted By LittleRedToyota
sometimes it's just fun to bust on each others'...

sometimes it's just fun to bust on each others' toys.

when i was into wheelin, the jeep guys used to bust on toyotas and the yota guys (like me) used to bust on jeeps. doesn't mean i didn't...
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