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Forum: Road warriors 12-12-2012, 12:52 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,541
Posted By ROK
This is just me rambling on, so, if I step on...

This is just me rambling on, so, if I step on anybodies toes, well, move them.

33" and you say monkey arms?

Ha!

Me:

Jeans inseam length: 36"
sleeve length: 37-38"
Forum: Road warriors 06-20-2012, 02:42 PM
Replies: 4,734
Views: 881,051
Posted By ROK
Nice pics! I used to live in Upstate NY, and...

Nice pics! I used to live in Upstate NY, and would backpack in PA sometimes. some pretty country, for sure.

Got this:

"In 1998 the Shinko Group purchased the motorcycle tire technology and...
Forum: Road warriors 06-19-2012, 10:14 AM
Replies: 4,734
Views: 881,051
Posted By ROK
Just spooned some new rubber on my Sportster a...

Just spooned some new rubber on my Sportster a week ago. Got rid of the dungflops.

Went with some Shinko 777's from MotorcycleSuperstore. Tires came fast!

Scrubbed them in for the first 100...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-27-2012, 03:27 PM
Replies: 4,326
Views: 414,930
Posted By ROK
Do I get anything for "Longest Post...

Do I get anything for "Longest Post Award"?:1drink
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-27-2012, 03:26 PM
Replies: 4,326
Views: 414,930
Posted By ROK
This might stir things up a bit if you are...

This might stir things up a bit if you are sensitive... but this is how I feel about it.

I've had Kawasaki's Suzuki's, Yamaha's and Honda's.

Bought an 1999 883 Sportster Custom with drag bars...
Forum: Road warriors 05-21-2012, 03:06 PM
Replies: 4,734
Views: 881,051
Posted By ROK
My chain on my 2001 Honda XR650R looked like that...

My chain on my 2001 Honda XR650R looked like that most of the time. It was an O-ring chain and I used Home Depot's Dupont teflon spray on it. It sprays on wet, drys in seconds and coats the chain...
Forum: Thumpers 07-05-2011, 10:54 AM
Replies: 26,603
Views: 3,685,648
Posted By ROK
The answer is: The latest research...

The answer is:

The latest research has been looking at honey's use in healing skin problems. As recently as World War I, honey mixed with cod liver oil was used to dress...
Forum: Vendors 07-21-2010, 07:49 AM
Replies: 3,112
Views: 542,304
Posted By ROK
Woody, Thank you! Wife is very happy...

Woody,

Thank you!

Wife is very happy with the choice you mentioned and the info. She had some concerns about this herself.

I know where to come in the furture for wheel info, as I have...
Forum: Vendors 07-14-2010, 08:08 AM
Replies: 3,112
Views: 542,304
Posted By ROK
1979 Yamaha

I have a 79 Yamaha XS400. The tires are shot.

Front is a 100/90-18
Rear is a 110/90-18
Cast rims


I have found plenty of regular street tires, but I was trying to find something more...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-14-2010, 07:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,689
Posted By ROK
Thanks for the input! I have found plenty...

Thanks for the input!

I have found plenty of regular old street tires, but I was trying to find something more dual sport to put on the old bike.

Most of the tires I looked at are pretty much...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-09-2010, 09:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,689
Posted By ROK
Tubeless and tube tires

I have several questions about tires that maybe some can help with.

I have a 1979 Yamaha XS400. It has cast rims with tubeless street tires that are about shot.

I need to replace the tires,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-08-2010, 07:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,734
Posted By ROK
DAKEZ, if you don't mind... pilot: ...

DAKEZ, if you don't mind...


pilot:

Riding the far left lane on the Interstate is safer.

If you are riding a three lane Interstate in the middle lane you have to deal with people in the...
Forum: Road warriors 04-07-2010, 10:58 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 22,255
Posted By ROK
My wife was not to crazy about me getting back in...

My wife was not to crazy about me getting back in to riding. Her father had a bad accident when he was but a wee-lad. Knowing how wee-lads are, I think a lot of what happened back then was partly due...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-06-2010, 01:29 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,994
Posted By ROK
two tools needed: XR650R several chain...

two tools needed:

XR650R
several chain saw blades long enough to go around the circumference of your rear tire.

Step 1: mount the chain saw blades securely around circumference of tire.
...
Forum: Racing 04-06-2010, 09:59 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 11,187
Posted By ROK
Yeah, nothing worse than getting cramps and...

Yeah,

nothing worse than getting cramps and constipation or even worse: the green-apple-two-step while you are trying to compete in any event!

Walter
Forum: Racing 04-05-2010, 07:50 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 11,187
Posted By ROK
Along with strongbad's comments on nutrition: ...

Along with strongbad's comments on nutrition:

make sure you follow his recommendation of experimenting with what you will eat during your event in th weeks and months preceeding it, as he said.
...
Forum: Racing 04-05-2010, 02:39 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 11,187
Posted By ROK
Good stuff! Yeah, it always amazes me the...

Good stuff!

Yeah, it always amazes me the way some people eat and then wonder why they can't perform. Nutrition is very important. Got to feed the machine!

Walter
Forum: Racing 04-05-2010, 02:37 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 11,187
Posted By ROK
It is interesting to note that several studies...

It is interesting to note that several studies done on mastering a particular achievement, whether athletic, musical, etc. a person needs to spend about 10,000 hours (yes that is ten-thousand hours)...
Forum: Racing 04-05-2010, 02:19 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 11,187
Posted By ROK
skibum69, yes, I am familiar with Ross...

skibum69,

yes, I am familiar with Ross Enamait's stuff. He's a great trainer and knows his stuff. He trains boxers and MMA's. Those workouts will toughen you up.

If you are into bodyweight...
Forum: Racing 03-30-2010, 08:32 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 11,187
Posted By ROK
I am not surprised at all at their comments. ...

I am not surprised at all at their comments.

Those at the top of their game many times try to misdirect others as to how or whether they actually train. Some athletes will actually let themselves...
Forum: Racing 03-22-2010, 08:11 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 11,187
Posted By ROK
Aussie66 hit the nail on the head. If you...

Aussie66 hit the nail on the head.

If you are going to do Dakar or Baja 1000 you had better get all aspects lined up and squared away. Not only because you are investing a lot of time, money and...
Forum: Racing 03-19-2010, 07:09 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 11,187
Posted By ROK
Aussie66 is definitely correct. But no need...

Aussie66 is definitely correct.

But no need for it to be an either or proposition.

You can be skilled AND in shape.

You can be both.

But that only applies to those dead serious on...
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2010, 01:28 PM
Replies: 99,946
Views: 19,190,838
Posted By ROK
Thanks for all the input so far! Had the...

Thanks for all the input so far!

Had the 2001 XR400 for sale a number of times, but no serious buyers. That is why I was thinking of trading it in.

Found a 2008 DR650 for $3999 with about 900...
Forum: Racing 03-19-2010, 01:21 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 11,187
Posted By ROK
True! Much difference in finishing, just...

True!

Much difference in finishing, just surviving and hanging in there to complete a race or actually doing well at it, finishing better than most.

I'm gonna throw you guys a huge bone:
...
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2010, 04:03 PM
Replies: 99,946
Views: 19,190,838
Posted By ROK
Thanks, That is what I was kind of...

Thanks,

That is what I was kind of thinking. Just wanted a little outside perspective. Will sell the XR and go from there.

ROK
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2010, 03:01 PM
Replies: 99,946
Views: 19,190,838
Posted By ROK
Question: I went down to my local dealer...

Question:

I went down to my local dealer and asked about trading in a 2001 Honda XR400 in on a 2009 DR650.

They ran some numbers and the qoute was $101. per month for 60 months with the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-08-2010, 03:06 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 36,205
Posted By ROK
I hear that! I had the same thing going on with...

I hear that! I had the same thing going on with Ginger. She felt it was more fun actually going somewhere, and on a couple of trails off Reddington, got in some places way over her head and my...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-08-2010, 08:59 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 36,205
Posted By ROK
Becktastic, Interesting read! My wife...

Becktastic,

Interesting read!

My wife and I ride, though currently I am without a bike.

I do not know if you took the MSF course; if not, I would highly suggest it. It can save your life...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-08-2010, 09:49 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,986
Posted By ROK
Interesting. I definitely understand the issue of...

Interesting. I definitely understand the issue of weight off-road.

I don't think any manufacturer out there is adding any unneccessary weight to their street bikes. Each bike is built to perform...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-07-2010, 02:44 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 14,636
Posted By ROK
Very interesting thread! I touched a little...

Very interesting thread!

I touched a little on the thought of training to take falls in the dirt.

You can fine that in the article:

"Training to Ride in the Dirt-Part 4" at
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-07-2010, 10:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,082
Posted By ROK
Well, just another gimmick. That power balll can...

Well, just another gimmick. That power balll can help with wrist issues but will not build much strength at least nothing like they demonstrate.

Using various putty's, wrist rollers, grippers,...
Forum: Racing 12-09-2009, 09:54 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 11,187
Posted By ROK
602, Thanks, I appreciate your thoughts. ...

602,

Thanks, I appreciate your thoughts.

I did not mean to slam you if that's how I came across. I have to watch that. Get it from my Dad, who is part Blackfoot. They were sort of mean...
Forum: Racing 12-08-2009, 03:11 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 11,187
Posted By ROK
I trained with a boxer, a professional football...

I trained with a boxer, a professional football player and an Olympic lifter. I learned from them all.

I learn things even from the clients I have trained. Ive helped a 65 yr. old man improve...
Forum: Racing 12-08-2009, 03:03 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 11,187
Posted By ROK
As I said before, pick up Kenneth Jays book. You...

As I said before, pick up Kenneth Jays book. You will get all the mitochondrial density you need in 40 minutes once or twice a week. Follow his protocol. It is heavily researched and tested. The...
Forum: Racing 12-08-2009, 03:00 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 11,187
Posted By ROK
Not that periodization should be thrown out, but...

Not that periodization should be thrown out, but there are other ways to the same end. Periodization is used in an effort to peak an athlete for his competition.
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Forum: Racing 12-08-2009, 02:57 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 11,187
Posted By ROK
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Just as a note I am...
Forum: Racing 12-07-2009, 10:51 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 11,187
Posted By ROK
LSD for bicycle riders is great. That is what...

LSD for bicycle riders is great. That is what they do.

LSD will burn fat. AND muscle. LSD causes WEIGHT lose: fat and muscle. It also has a way of changing fast twitch muscle to slow twitch.
...
Forum: Racing 12-04-2009, 08:11 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 11,187
Posted By ROK
Some truth to that! When I grew up in NY, I...

Some truth to that!

When I grew up in NY, I lived out in the country. During my school years there, it was always interesting in PE class. Some years there would be a new family that had moved...
Forum: Face plant 12-04-2009, 07:42 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 24,475
Posted By ROK
I definitely agree. Believeing that your...

I definitely agree.

Believeing that your death is predetermined is being irresponsible. Which is another way of saying you are not accountable for your actions, so do what you want. People with...
Forum: Racing 12-03-2009, 12:01 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 11,187
Posted By ROK
Well, that's what I took it to mean. Though...

Well, that's what I took it to mean.

Though I do know some people personally who sleep waaay tooooo much, and that will slow you down to...

Too much sleep makes you dumb too:lol3

At...
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