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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-13-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 9,800
Views: 1,989,449
Posted By mtnbikeboy
I know of whom you speak. He is just a character...

I know of whom you speak. He is just a character and we'll leave it at that. :deal
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-04-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 35,097
Views: 8,751,501
Posted By mtnbikeboy
But P4x4 has a similar mentality and attitude....

But P4x4 has a similar mentality and attitude. They're level 3 to this place's level 2. :deal
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 10-19-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 878
Views: 50,510
Posted By mtnbikeboy
That would barely stop my '92 Bonneville, let...

That would barely stop my '92 Bonneville, let alone any ADV bike.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-15-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 336
Views: 13,832
Posted By mtnbikeboy
Time, money. I'd love to do more training,...

Time, money. I'd love to do more training, especially off-road.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-30-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,145
Posted By mtnbikeboy
There was a thread on here where someone was...

There was a thread on here where someone was studding some Kenda K760 Trakmaster IIs. These are very aggressive knobbies available in the size for the Transalp. I like them in dirt and they are very...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-17-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,790
Posted By mtnbikeboy
Indiana Lane Splitting petition

Found this on Reddit this evening. If one state gets it, maybe more will follow.

https://www.change.org/p/indiana-legislature-legalize-lane-splitting-for-motorcycles#share
Forum: Beasts 09-02-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 17,293
Views: 5,123,493
Posted By mtnbikeboy
Have any of you guys used one of these Keyster...

Have any of you guys used one of these Keyster carb kits? Looks to be a complete kit for both carbs for a fair price especially since OEM ones are non existent.

Keyster Carb Kit...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-02-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 35,097
Views: 8,751,501
Posted By mtnbikeboy
I've heard of the Twisted Sisters. Where are the...

I've heard of the Twisted Sisters. Where are the Dirty Sisters?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-18-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,361
Posted By mtnbikeboy
My wife got extremely annoyed at this attitude...

My wife got extremely annoyed at this attitude when we took the class together several years ago. She was a brand new rider (only one of 3? in the class IIRC). Almost 1/2 the class were middle aged...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-08-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,885
Posted By mtnbikeboy
The Google car drove all over the US and IIRC the...

The Google car drove all over the US and IIRC the only accidents were in MD mode. I enjoy driving for the most part and would not want to have a SD car 100% of the time.

That being said, I would...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-07-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 16,855
Posted By mtnbikeboy
Wow. TIL. :norton

Wow. TIL.

:norton
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-24-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,980
Posted By mtnbikeboy
This, there was a guy who showed it on a YouTube...

This, there was a guy who showed it on a YouTube video. Works amazingly well. I usually do a microfiber and leave it on for 20 mins or so. I just set it aside and come back to it. Just water, nothing...
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 07-15-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 878
Views: 50,510
Posted By mtnbikeboy
And someones felt badly and were embarrassed...

And someones felt badly and were embarrassed because they're very much the non-confrontational, keep everyone happy types. :shog

SOG does make a good alarm clock though. :deal :evil
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 07-14-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 878
Views: 50,510
Posted By mtnbikeboy
That's very true. Are you saying you have one...

That's very true. Are you saying you have one arranged already? :clap

How much is your Thursday night bed going for this year? :deal :hide
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 07-14-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 878
Views: 50,510
Posted By mtnbikeboy
Good to know should I ever be able to afford one...

Good to know should I ever be able to afford one of those (or find a screaming deal on eBay.)
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 07-14-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 878
Views: 50,510
Posted By mtnbikeboy
With the exception of the puppy & llama, most of...

With the exception of the puppy & llama, most of these lists would appeal to me. Especially a Badlands Jacket. If you could score one of those, that would attract attention. Or just go all out and...
Forum: Ride reports 07-02-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 28,350
Posted By mtnbikeboy
Now I have even more reading to catch up on. ...

Now I have even more reading to catch up on.

Any news of the book?

If this were to restart today, the Wans would definitely make the list of my favorites.
Forum: Ride reports 06-27-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 35,000
Posted By mtnbikeboy
Loving this ride report. Leo, I showed your...

Loving this ride report.

Leo, I showed your family picture to an MK friend of mine and it turns out you were neighbors with his parents the Pontiers. Small world. I was at LeTourneau University...
Forum: Ride reports 06-24-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 20,543
Posted By mtnbikeboy
The pictures are links to the large versions. I...

The pictures are links to the large versions. I just now realized that after squinting at most of them.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-25-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,286
Posted By mtnbikeboy
My take aways from this article. 1. Wear a...

My take aways from this article.

1. Wear a helmet! 14.2% of fatalities would not have been fatal if a helmet was worn (according to the NHSTA stats quoted)

2. Don't drink & ride. I was stunned...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-24-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 677
Posted By mtnbikeboy
You're in Austria, just pop over to Erzberg and...

You're in Austria, just pop over to Erzberg and ride last years course. :evil By the end you'll either be good at riding offroad or giving up forever. :deal

On a more serious note, do you have any...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-09-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,648
Posted By mtnbikeboy
I once saw a list (in my BRC maybe) that had a...

I once saw a list (in my BRC maybe) that had a breakdown of which states allowed a m/c to run a red that wasn't tripping. TX has no allowance for such. My TA has never tripped an induction loop to my...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-18-2013, 08:03 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,738
Posted By mtnbikeboy
Texas, USA MSF training course required, my...

Texas, USA

MSF training course required, my local one is $200USD. Following course completion one takes a 20 question written test at the licensing center.
Cost for the actual license is $15 USD....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-18-2013, 07:42 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,669
Posted By mtnbikeboy
Texas, USA checks the following: ...

Texas, USA checks the following:

Insurance/Registration
Tire Tread depth,
M/C shop will do a quick ride, non M/C shop inspector has painted lines for the owner to stop within;
Lights/Lenses;...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-13-2013, 08:39 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,653
Posted By mtnbikeboy
They claim it's armored: Personally, I...

They claim it's armored:



Personally, I think the Captian America one is kind of cool.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-01-2013, 08:06 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,777
Posted By mtnbikeboy
If you understand basic physics, this video does...

If you understand basic physics, this video does an excellent job of explaining exactly what's happening during countersteering.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgUOOwnZcDU
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-27-2013, 08:28 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,737
Posted By mtnbikeboy
This is what I assumed. I'd like to hear how they...

This is what I assumed. I'd like to hear how they reacted when he showed up for his visit. :ear

On my 1.5 mile commute I don't encounter too much rage. One time a lady did change lanes almost on...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-25-2013, 07:56 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,565
Posted By mtnbikeboy
I don't have any experience riding outside of the...

I don't have any experience riding outside of the US, so hear this accordingly. When I was in India for 2 weeks last January I paid a lot of attention to the bikes because I was curious.

The one...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-14-2013, 01:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,117
Posted By mtnbikeboy
Paging Big & LittleWan. :ear I believe if...

Paging Big & LittleWan. :ear

I believe if you watch some of their videos, Matt does stand up when they are offroad.
Forum: Ride reports 11-04-2013, 07:23 AM
Replies: 1,068
Views: 242,326
Posted By mtnbikeboy
So, I used a GoPro for the first time at...

So, I used a GoPro for the first time at RollTheBones 4 last weekend(Oct 25-27). First off, it was a great rally and you guys should come next year. Do a celebrity tour; call it a ride report...
Forum: Regional forums 10-29-2013, 09:12 AM
Replies: 1,446
Views: 82,139
Posted By mtnbikeboy
There was a 4th? I missed it then. I saw mine,...

There was a 4th? I missed it then. I saw mine, the '89 converted to red w/ AT lights w/ a recliner rack :huh, and the full Rotheman AT conversion. Which was the 4th one? I'm disappointed I missed...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-28-2013, 03:00 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 11,434
Posted By mtnbikeboy
This. I just participated in a sand riding clinic...

This. I just participated in a sand riding clinic over the weekend at an ADV rally (RTB 4). The instructor emphasized looking up and ahead. "You can't do anything about the terrain immediately in...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 10-28-2013, 02:11 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,082
Posted By mtnbikeboy
Thanks to all the (dis)organizers for a great...

Thanks to all the (dis)organizers for a great rally. It was our first one ever, and we definitely enjoyed ourselves. :clap:clap We hope to make it back next year.

The only small critique I would...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 10-28-2013, 01:24 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,082
Posted By mtnbikeboy
:y0! What about medium bike friendly? :evil

:y0! What about medium bike friendly? :evil
Forum: Regional forums 10-24-2013, 08:03 PM
Replies: 1,446
Views: 82,139
Posted By mtnbikeboy
Well, it took just a little longer to get out the...

Well, it took just a little longer to get out the door than planned. I am typing his from walmart in Longview. We decided we'd rather sleep there than have to worry about waking up on time tomorrow....
Forum: Regional forums 10-24-2013, 09:00 AM
Replies: 1,446
Views: 82,139
Posted By mtnbikeboy
There are foamed rimmed safety glasses out there...

There are foamed rimmed safety glasses out there so. . . welding supply store, Home Depot, Lowes? Be warned HD and Lowe's charge 3x what the glasses sell for at your local welder's supply.
Forum: Regional forums 10-22-2013, 06:37 AM
Replies: 1,446
Views: 82,139
Posted By mtnbikeboy
We will also be in the Dirty Raid slow group.

We will also be in the Dirty Raid slow group.
Forum: Regional forums 10-21-2013, 04:42 PM
Replies: 1,446
Views: 82,139
Posted By mtnbikeboy
Maybe that's why the fine officers of the law in...

Maybe that's why the fine officers of the law in your neighborhood don't like you. :deal


Regarding your tire, does a 130/70/17 work for you. I could sell you a slightly used Shinko 705. I pulled...
Forum: Regional forums 10-21-2013, 10:36 AM
Replies: 1,446
Views: 82,139
Posted By mtnbikeboy
It's that second sticker on your windshield....

It's that second sticker on your windshield. :lol3 The one that can get you a $130 award. Also, the one that's not even visible from behind b/c it's on the DR's fender. That one may be skipped (even...
Forum: Regional forums 10-21-2013, 08:34 AM
Replies: 1,446
Views: 82,139
Posted By mtnbikeboy
Glad to know I'm not the only one that still has...

Glad to know I'm not the only one that still has bike work to do. Here's my to do list for the next 3 days:

DR650:
Fab skid plate
Lube chain
Jet Kit?
Countershaft sprocket
Inspection
...
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