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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-09-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 912
Posted By B.Curvin
Absolutely drag the rear brake. I typically...

Absolutely drag the rear brake. I typically maintain steady throttle, slip the clutch, and modulate the whole shebang with the rear brake.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-30-2014, 02:25 AM
Replies: 30,807
Views: 7,417,244
Posted By B.Curvin
Is there a link? I live down the street from the...

Is there a link? I live down the street from the campground. It would be great to meet some new folks and put faces with "names".
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-29-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 30,807
Views: 7,417,244
Posted By B.Curvin
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v290/svmango/the...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v290/svmango/the_minivan_zpsb6e89cee.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/svmango/media/the_minivan_zpsb6e89cee.jpg.html)
Forum: Road warriors 06-26-2014, 02:48 AM
Replies: 1,585
Views: 222,032
Posted By B.Curvin
I would hazard a guess it's a new bike and...

I would hazard a guess it's a new bike and Sloan's did the conversion.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-23-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,734
Posted By B.Curvin
Got a study to back that up? I'm pretty...

Got a study to back that up?

I'm pretty sure a meat wagon and burial is a lot cheaper than long term physical rehabilitation and/or disability.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-17-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,830
Posted By B.Curvin
70% chance of rain today. I'm riding to work....

70% chance of rain today. I'm riding to work. :evil
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-16-2014, 04:55 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,535
Posted By B.Curvin
:d

:d
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-16-2014, 03:59 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,535
Posted By B.Curvin
I had always felt I was above average in this...

I had always felt I was above average in this place. :lol3




What's a Henway?
Forum: Beasts 06-09-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 895
Posted By B.Curvin
CB500X. :evil

CB500X.


:evil
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-05-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 558
Posted By B.Curvin
X100 It's so cheap I LOAD the coverage out...

X100

It's so cheap I LOAD the coverage out and get low deductibles. I pay about $12.00 a month on my KLR for every kind of coverage I can get.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-02-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,905
Posted By B.Curvin
On a side note. You'll notice the Tall Guts seat...

On a side note. You'll notice the Tall Guts seat on my DR. It made a HUGE difference in how my knees felt at the end of the day. Much less stress when transitioning from seated to standing.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-01-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,905
Posted By B.Curvin
I had a DR350 and set it up explicitly for...

I had a DR350 and set it up explicitly for standing. It did feel a little "off" at first when seated, but I got used to it. I have a 34" inseam and monkey arms. Here's a pic to get an idea.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-01-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 7,632
Posted By B.Curvin
I didn't get to watch any of the 2013 season, but...

I didn't get to watch any of the 2013 season, but I'm getting to watch all the 2014 races.

Marquez is absolutely unfrickin'-believable. How the hell is he stomping the daylights out of ALL the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-01-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 7,632
Posted By B.Curvin
Quoted for posterity because you have no idea...

Quoted for posterity because you have no idea what you're talking about. I don't believe you even grasp the subject at hand. Now read the article or :stfu

:deal
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-01-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 7,632
Posted By B.Curvin
Did you read the link I posted? Your statements...

Did you read the link I posted? Your statements would indicate you did not.

I started this thread in 2010 and just drug it back up because Nick's new "initiative" is exactly what I've been...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-01-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 7,632
Posted By B.Curvin
Dragging this up to include some fresh reading. ...

Dragging this up to include some fresh reading.

http://www.cycleworld.com/2014/05/28/the-brake-light-initiative-treatise-on-motorcycle-control-using-your-braking-skills/
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-21-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,892
Posted By B.Curvin
The S5 understeers much less, and it is easily...

The S5 understeers much less, and it is easily tuneable to be just as quick as the RS5.

:evil
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-21-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,892
Posted By B.Curvin
I had no idea how bad it was until I started...

I had no idea how bad it was until I started selling cars. I knew the "average" driver was not very good, but the "average" driver is in actuality very very bad. As in plenty of people well and truly...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-18-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,892
Posted By B.Curvin
Without doubt. We would have no Orthopedic...

Without doubt. We would have no Orthopedic surgeons or Attorneys if not for all the electronic shenanigans on these cars. Just for giggles I took a 911 Turbo S out in the rain. I got rolling about...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-18-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,892
Posted By B.Curvin
Just because I really enjoy Chris Harris videos. ...

Just because I really enjoy Chris Harris videos.


<iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/wael3IrPu44?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>



I've driven...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-15-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 11,085
Posted By B.Curvin
And wrong. I sell cars, Porsche, Audi and...

And wrong.

I sell cars, Porsche, Audi and VW. Yes automatics are more expensive to produce, S-Tronic Audis and PDK Porsches are quicker to 60 than comparable manuals. Everything else is incorrect.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-15-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 11,085
Posted By B.Curvin
Wrong

Wrong
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-11-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 591
Views: 42,748
Posted By B.Curvin
Exactly why I commute on a KLR. If the...

Exactly why I commute on a KLR. If the opportunity is available, I take it every time. It's not an option on the KLR, which keeps me out of trouble. :D

From time to time I leave the bike at work...
Forum: Beasts 05-10-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 3,709
Views: 641,074
Posted By B.Curvin
:D I guess I forgot to mention the DR350 he...

:D

I guess I forgot to mention the DR350 he did for me.

Before the work, bone stock:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v290/svmango/Project%20DR/IMG00233.jpg...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-23-2014, 03:18 AM
Replies: 30,807
Views: 7,417,244
Posted By B.Curvin
A bit late I know, but go drive a PDK and get...

A bit late I know, but go drive a PDK and get back to us. I'm a manual guy myself, but Porsche's PDK and Audi's S-Tronic are winning me over.

An RS5 or RS7 with S-Tronic is all kinds of num num....
Forum: Beasts 03-13-2014, 02:59 AM
Replies: 3,709
Views: 641,074
Posted By B.Curvin
So the $5,900 included tax, tag, doc fee and set...

So the $5,900 included tax, tag, doc fee and set up?
Forum: Beasts 03-12-2014, 02:47 AM
Replies: 3,709
Views: 641,074
Posted By B.Curvin
:clap Build thread?

:clap

Build thread?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-13-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,869
Posted By B.Curvin
I got a hand me down 1973 XR-75 from my next...

I got a hand me down 1973 XR-75 from my next older brother when I was 6 (1977). It's been down hill ever since.

My oldest brother and neighbors about his age would give me rides around the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-10-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,139
Posted By B.Curvin
I hit black ice in a turn at 7:30am yesterday. I...

I hit black ice in a turn at 7:30am yesterday. I was upright, then I was on my side. No slide at all, just, BAM!. The KLR got a scuffed right side Happy Trails box and scuffed right hand guard. I...
Forum: Beasts 01-08-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 3,709
Views: 641,074
Posted By B.Curvin
I plan to use the entire KTM front end, from...

I plan to use the entire KTM front end, from triples to wheel and brakes. I will likely make a spacer to go under the top triple clamp. If I have to make a new stem (the KTM may be too large) I...
Forum: Beasts 01-08-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 3,709
Views: 641,074
Posted By B.Curvin
2005 KTM 450SMR forks and triples. Those along...

2005 KTM 450SMR forks and triples. Those along with a Penske triple clicker from the same bike are hanging on the wall of my garage. I'll see if Rick can modify the shock to fit the Honda, or I'll...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-08-2014, 02:45 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,139
Posted By B.Curvin
Where do you live? What were the temps? Sort of...

Where do you live? What were the temps? Sort of the whole point of this thread.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-07-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,139
Posted By B.Curvin
:fitz :D

:fitz


:D
Forum: Beasts 01-07-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 3,709
Views: 641,074
Posted By B.Curvin
I have a lathe and a hammer. :evil My plan....

I have a lathe and a hammer. :evil

My plan. Put the CB-X on the lift, remove rear shock, raise bike (with the wheel on the ground) until I reach a 13 to 15 degree swingarm angle. I'll be shooting...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-07-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,139
Posted By B.Curvin
Anybody else ride today?

It was -2 when I left for work, 13 and dark when I left for home. 32 mile round trip, all interstate.

09 KLR with factory hand guards, Firstgear Thermo suit, Alpinestar goretex gloves, Daytona EVO...
Forum: Beasts 01-07-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 3,709
Views: 641,074
Posted By B.Curvin
I should add, customer service after the fact has...

I should add, customer service after the fact has gone well above and beyond my expectations. A bad batch of shock seals had come through. Mine let go over a year after the initial work was done. It...
Forum: Beasts 01-07-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 3,709
Views: 641,074
Posted By B.Curvin
I will definitely do a thread on it, but it is...

I will definitely do a thread on it, but it is unfortunately a ways off. My wife is in school full time, graduates in May, and can actually begin working in June. I don't make near as much as I used...
Forum: Beasts 01-07-2014, 04:55 AM
Replies: 3,709
Views: 641,074
Posted By B.Curvin
I live just down the road from Rick. He has done...

I live just down the road from Rick. He has done a couple bikes for me. The results have been beyond amazing. I previously had suspension work done by two well known/big name outfits, and the results...
Forum: Beasts 12-23-2013, 11:39 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,517
Posted By B.Curvin
I never did give an answer to your actual...

I never did give an answer to your actual question. Undoubtedly. In fact I'm probably going to get rid of my KLR and pick up a 2014 V. I think it will be the perfect bike for my daily commute, rides...
Forum: Beasts 12-21-2013, 07:16 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,517
Posted By B.Curvin
Well that was a nicely worded response, and I...

Well that was a nicely worded response, and I don't entirely disagree.

"That does not mean it was just babied, but we used lots of different revs and gears, no extended highway riding, and...
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