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Forum: Thumpers 10-07-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,255
Posted By Thorgrim
Make sure you have rimlocks on both tires/wheels,...

Make sure you have rimlocks on both tires/wheels, though. Otherwise during hard accelerating and braking with low tire pressures the wheel can slip inside the tire and shear off the valve stem. Real...
Forum: Thumpers 10-07-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 24,513
Views: 4,220,410
Posted By Thorgrim
I bought an SM to begin with, and I changed the...

I bought an SM to begin with, and I changed the 15/41 to 15/39 for a trip I'd planned and I very much agree. For everyday use I got a 40 tooth rear, and if I can get it to fit without altering the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-26-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 24,513
Views: 4,220,410
Posted By Thorgrim
Clearance for the shifter? It doesn't come with...

Clearance for the shifter? It doesn't come with much from the factory and once you add case savers it's really close. I tried an aftermarket shifter and came back to the stock one, but I filed off...
Forum: Equipment 07-12-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 371
Views: 45,243
Posted By Thorgrim
Well, as Bobcat Goldthwaite said to the younger...

Well, as Bobcat Goldthwaite said to the younger men in this audience, "laugh all you want, the the day's coming when you sit on your balls. That happens at about the time that you realize that Gold...
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 24,513
Views: 4,220,410
Posted By Thorgrim
I put one of the Bajaworx Ralleye windscreens on...

I put one of the Bajaworx Ralleye windscreens on my DRZ400SM and I love it. Hardly notice it's there as it's a light smoke, but it really knocks wind off from mid-visor down (I'm just under 6' tall)....
Forum: Thumpers 05-16-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 24,513
Views: 4,220,410
Posted By Thorgrim
Just put a Seat Concepts seat on my SM, huge...

Just put a Seat Concepts seat on my SM, huge improvement and it isn't even broken in yet. I even ride the really tight pavement stuff better - thought I was nuts to think that, but the S.C. seat has...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-14-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,401
Posted By Thorgrim
The thing I've noticed is that here in upper east...

The thing I've noticed is that here in upper east TN/western NC, the mailboxes are very close to the road. I've gone into a right turn a little hot on our sometimes narrow country roads, turned in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-14-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 34,196
Views: 8,388,711
Posted By Thorgrim
We don't know that with certainty. She is,...

We don't know that with certainty. She is, though, someone's daughter.
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-11-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 640
Posted By Thorgrim
Who's the Beemer guy at Shady Valley Groc on May 11

... at around 3 o'clock? Saw your bike and looked for you to say howdy, when I came back out you were gone. I was on a white DRZ-SM with ADV stickers, hi-viz yellow hat and jacket on the seat,...
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2014, 11:11 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 19,623
Posted By Thorgrim
Many thanks to all who've responded, I have a...

Many thanks to all who've responded, I have a vested interest in this thread as I'm thinking about buying either a KLR or a DR this season. I'll try not to derail the thread, but this seems the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2014, 10:22 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 11,352
Posted By Thorgrim
I was a teenager when the Japanese motorcycles...

I was a teenager when the Japanese motorcycles came to the USA in the 60's. What helped them sell was that they had "brick & mortar" dealerships - shops stocked with parts and repairmen that didn't...
Forum: Road warriors 04-06-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 785
Views: 172,319
Posted By Thorgrim
I suspect that if I put a good can on it, flashed...

I suspect that if I put a good can on it, flashed the ECU, got some sintered brake pads and SS brakelines on it and sent the suspension to RaceTech, it would be a helluva all-around 471cc naked bike....
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-02-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 1,229
Views: 71,481
Posted By Thorgrim
Hey, ran into afew of you guys at the Shady...

Hey, ran into afew of you guys at the Shady Valley Store on your way home yesterday. What a nice bunch of folks! You FFs are draggin' us badasses down with all your "yes Sir" and "No Ma'am"...
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 24,513
Views: 4,220,410
Posted By Thorgrim
I get that at times when I'm in choppy air behind...

I get that at times when I'm in choppy air behind a couple of trucks playing tag with each other, if I grip the tank more tightly with my knees and keep a light touch on the bars it goes away quickly.
Forum: Road warriors 03-24-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 785
Views: 172,319
Posted By Thorgrim
Hey, saying Kate Upton is a stone fox is not...

Hey, saying Kate Upton is a stone fox is not saying that Jennifer Lopez is ugly. No complaint, but with some of the "merges" (not so much on other drivers' parts at times) and people not seeming to...
Forum: Road warriors 03-22-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 785
Views: 172,319
Posted By Thorgrim
Back to the CB500F/X/R series if we may - a...

Back to the CB500F/X/R series if we may - a motorcycle junkie buddy read someplace that there are kits to bring the A-2 detuned engines up to the +/- 54hp levels expected for the US (that we did not...
Forum: Road warriors 03-19-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 785
Views: 172,319
Posted By Thorgrim
The CB500F would be great for that, but you know...

The CB500F would be great for that, but you know what is even more fun for that kind of riding? A DR-Z400SM. Since I got my SM I have to make a point to ride the Honda so I keep the battery charged,...
Forum: Road warriors 03-16-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 785
Views: 172,319
Posted By Thorgrim
When you click on either "color" they show...

When you click on either "color" they show unavailable - same with every retail site I could find that sell them. You can buy the whole exhaust, but not just the can. I'll call the company's US...
Forum: Equipment 03-16-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,705
Posted By Thorgrim
Hard to find the site without a link, "velocity"...

Hard to find the site without a link, "velocity" + "gear" gives a shitload of Google hits.
Forum: Road warriors 03-16-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 785
Views: 172,319
Posted By Thorgrim
Thanks! However, evidently they don't sell just...

Thanks! However, evidently they don't sell just the can any more, I'd have to buy the full system @ around $500. That would still be better than paying $500-600 just for a slip-on from other...
Forum: Equipment 03-15-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,705
Posted By Thorgrim
You aren't going to be disappointed when they...

You aren't going to be disappointed when they arrive. I have two pair that I bought lightly used from inmates here, and they're the best designed and best-made glove of any sort I've ever owned (and...
Forum: Road warriors 03-14-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 785
Views: 172,319
Posted By Thorgrim
Thought I should point out that Moto Machines is...

Thought I should point out that Moto Machines is now stocking an Ermax windscreen for the CB500F made specifically for the bike that has a look I think suits the bike better. The last time I was out...
Forum: Thumpers 03-08-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 23,253
Posted By Thorgrim
All the added sugar, cream and flavoring was...

All the added sugar, cream and flavoring was supposed to cover that up.
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 23,253
Posted By Thorgrim
In 1970-mumble the guys in the shop I rode out of...

In 1970-mumble the guys in the shop I rode out of discovered that the little minibike we sold had the same lower end as a 100 Hodaka, and we had a spare Super Rat that had been ported/tuned for dirt...
Forum: The Garage 03-01-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 940
Posted By Thorgrim
When my son was a teenager he had friends over,...

When my son was a teenager he had friends over, they looked at my long hair and asked him "so, is your Dad some kind of hippie?". Son said "well, not really". Then they saw all the medieval weapons...
Forum: The Garage 02-28-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 940
Posted By Thorgrim
I know this has been answered, but - tires for dirty roads?

I've tried digging through older posts, but I'm in my 60's and I'd like to find an answer/opinion while I'm still able to ride. :lol3

I ride mostly in NE TN, SW VA, NW NC, S WV, etc ... you get...
Forum: Road warriors 02-22-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 8,339
Views: 1,286,933
Posted By Thorgrim
Contrary to any sense of reason or aesthetics, I...

Contrary to any sense of reason or aesthetics, I find myself wanting a heavily overbored and farkled DR650 shod with 50/50 rubber and a full set of luggage racks and Wolfman or Nelson-Rigg dry bags....
Forum: Road warriors 02-04-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 785
Views: 172,319
Posted By Thorgrim
Yep. I have a Slipstreamer "Spitfire" on my F....

Yep. I have a Slipstreamer "Spitfire" on my F. Here's a picture of it, also with Hepco & Becker Side racks, Ogio side and tail bags, and a Teknic tank bag:
...
Forum: Road warriors 01-31-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 22,029
Posted By Thorgrim
Well, a few months ago I got supermoto fever and...

Well, a few months ago I got supermoto fever and bought a DR-Z400SM so I haven't been riding the Honda as much. Due to pipe configuration I can get bigger bags on the SM so it's become my...
Forum: Thumpers 12-12-2013, 12:54 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,590
Posted By Thorgrim
Do eet! When I came back to riding after +/- 30...

Do eet! When I came back to riding after +/- 30 years without a bike, I bought a CB500F. It's a nice little bike, and I enjoy it a lot. Handles really well, has all the power I need because I hate...
Forum: Equipment 12-07-2013, 11:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,295
Posted By Thorgrim
I'm sold on the UnderArmor type tees and...

I'm sold on the UnderArmor type tees and boxer-briefs as a "sliding layer" under Carhartt's, Duluth firehose pants, etc. I've seen people who have taken a spill in jeans and/or sweatshirts, and...
Forum: Equipment 11-26-2013, 02:52 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,497
Posted By Thorgrim
I agree on the Everclear (although I wouldn't...

I agree on the Everclear (although I wouldn't drink it by choice. Ptui!). The pluses are that in small quantities it isn't toxic should you ingest some, and if you broke a leg it would be better than...
Forum: Equipment 11-26-2013, 02:07 PM
Replies: 371
Views: 45,243
Posted By Thorgrim
If you want to set the men's underwear industry...

If you want to set the men's underwear industry on its ear, start making them sized like brassieres - with a circumference plus cup size. A 34-B would be a 34" waist and a size "B" pouch, whatever...
Forum: Equipment 11-26-2013, 01:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,180
Posted By Thorgrim
Well, since the thread is already here ... I...

Well, since the thread is already here ...

I just changed to a hi-viz yellow Olympia Moab jacket and a Bell RS-1 in hi-viz yellow with black graphics. The difference I can observe in drivers...
Forum: Road warriors 10-13-2013, 02:25 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 13,855
Posted By Thorgrim
Don't start that or I'll be up all night. :gerg

Don't start that or I'll be up all night. :gerg
Forum: Road warriors 10-13-2013, 11:58 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 13,855
Posted By Thorgrim
I've probably got the dates/models mixed up a...

I've probably got the dates/models mixed up a bit, but I remember the bikes clearly. Much of the buy/sell activity happened when I was still single, lived at home, and worked as a union coal miner...
Forum: Road warriors 10-13-2013, 06:06 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 22,029
Posted By Thorgrim
That post inspired me to copy your purchase and...

That post inspired me to copy your purchase and buy the H&B side racks. As my buddy phrases it "they're awfully proud of their products", but you get German engineering - solid aluminum alloy...
Forum: Thumpers 10-09-2013, 05:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,505
Posted By Thorgrim
Hot girl? I just want to go on record as not...

Hot girl? I just want to go on record as not being the guy who recommended "suck-starting". I didn't, and that's that.
Forum: Thumpers 10-09-2013, 05:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 679
Posted By Thorgrim
Another "help me decide" thread

Well, finally sold my house and I can afford a dirt bike. Nothing really expensive, but something that will scratch the itch. Some months back (before the sale) I went to buy a CRF250L but they were...
Forum: Beasts 10-06-2013, 08:30 PM
Replies: 4,738
Views: 849,021
Posted By Thorgrim
I have the F, not the X, but I just added a...

I have the F, not the X, but I just added a medium-sized windscreen - and my last fillup I got 71.91 mpg. I checked it twice at the pump, and brought the ticket home and checked it a third time. Of...
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