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Forum: The Garage 05-18-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 1,393
Sticky: Note to self:
Views: 308,591
Posted By murgatroid42
Now THAT is clever. You should have posted this...

Now THAT is clever. You should have posted this years ago, it would have saved me a lot of time and effort. :bluduh
Forum: Thumpers 05-16-2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 54,647
Posted By murgatroid42
I had both the XR650L (rode it for 10k miles) and...

I had both the XR650L (rode it for 10k miles) and a KLX400SR (green version of the DRZ400S, rode it for 16k miles). The XR650L is MUCH more comfortable for me (6' 0"), the seat was like a cushion. ...
Forum: Thumpers 05-16-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 54,647
Posted By murgatroid42
:nod You guessed correctly, you will give out...

:nod You guessed correctly, you will give out first. I rode my green DRZ400S from Canada to Colorado on pavement in 3 days (after riding it from CO to Canada on dirt). The bike will run at an...
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 27,900
Posted By murgatroid42
And here is the key - adjusting pressures to suit...

And here is the key - adjusting pressures to suit the terrain improves tire life. I put 28 psi in the front for pavement, 30 for highway, then go down to 18 to 20 for dirt. The rear is kept at 25...
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 27,900
Posted By murgatroid42
A D606 rear and MT-21 front is a very popular...

A D606 rear and MT-21 front is a very popular combination in Colorado. Some use a different front, but the D606 rear is close to the norm for a dualsport here.
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 27,900
Posted By murgatroid42
I got ~3500 miles on a rear D606 on my KLX400SR...

I got ~3500 miles on a rear D606 on my KLX400SR (green DRZ400S). I did not go all the way down to the carcas, there was under 1/4 in left on the knobs. Most will advise you to get the wider 130...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-04-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 15,415
Views: 2,338,961
Posted By murgatroid42
Motorcycle wheel chocks hoops

A pair of motorcycle wheel chocks (hoops). These are 14 in. long, 7 in. wide (5 in. inside the hoops), and 12 in. high. They are quite strong, not flimsy at all. I used them on a trailer when...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-28-2014, 11:11 PM
Replies: 15,415
Views: 2,338,961
Posted By murgatroid42
Baja Designs KTM side panel fuel tank

Baja Designs orange side panel fuel tank for 2000-2003 KTM, used my 2-stroke 200exc. About 1.5 gallons of extra fuel, mounts on the side of the bike. Comes with fuel line and fuel valve.

Full...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-28-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 15,415
Views: 2,338,961
Posted By murgatroid42
Yeah, that made my day. :bluduh :lol3

Yeah, that made my day. :bluduh :lol3
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-28-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 15,415
Views: 2,338,961
Posted By murgatroid42
Trail Tech Lynx Enduro Computer Odometer - SOLD

SOLD

Trail Tech Lynx enduro speedometer / odometer. The head unit works well, and has a front wheel cable. I think this cable is for a KTM 125-525 for all years, but it might not be, since I...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-28-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 15,415
Views: 2,338,961
Posted By murgatroid42
EVS SK01-M knee braces

EVS SK01 knee braces, older style, Medium. The medium supposedly fits 13.5" - 15.0" knees, but it was tight on me (6 ft. 165 lbs.). They were not what I expected, there is a front kneecap protector...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-27-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 15,415
Views: 2,338,961
Posted By murgatroid42
Scotts Damper

Scotts damper for sale, with pin and 2 mis-matched screws. This is for the damper only, no bike mounting hardware. I just found out that this is the more-expensive Road version, although I did use...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-17-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,179
Posted By murgatroid42
When I first moved to CO, I met someone who said...

When I first moved to CO, I met someone who said she was a 6th generation native Coloradoan. She is highly educated, from a Hispanic background, and is 74 now. Some quick math says her family was...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-17-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,156
Posted By murgatroid42
Or better yet, volunteer to work a race. It is a...

Or better yet, volunteer to work a race. It is a good behind the scenes way to determine what it takes to enter, compete, and to finish by watching others (and their mistakes). Hanging out with...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-12-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,035
Posted By murgatroid42
My plated KTM 200exc is insured by Allstate. All...

My plated KTM 200exc is insured by Allstate. All I did was tell the agent the VIN number, and he wrote up insurance for it before it was plated, no questions asked. I think I pay about $62 a year...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-09-2013, 10:23 AM
Replies: 316
Views: 21,733
Posted By murgatroid42
That is a good sig line right there. :wink:

That is a good sig line right there. :wink:
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-18-2013, 07:57 PM
Replies: 2,839
Views: 310,302
Posted By murgatroid42
Sony 27 in TV

Free Sony 27 in tube TV, model KV-27S45, with 3 remotes (1 TV, 2 compatible Sony satellite remotes). It has 2 video inputs, 1 S-video, audio out, and antenna input. It is analog only, no digital...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-12-2013, 07:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,203
Posted By murgatroid42
There was a dusting of snow on the peaks around...

There was a dusting of snow on the peaks around Hoosier Pass, just south of Breckenridge, on Sunday.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-08-2013, 06:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,203
Posted By murgatroid42
This is not an exaggeration. :deal

This is not an exaggeration. :deal
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-01-2013, 07:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 727
Posted By murgatroid42
I'll add another + for Master Drive. It is...

I'll add another + for Master Drive. It is definitely not cheap, but they teach what should be essentials: threshold braking, braking while turning, slalom, etc. These are necessary survival...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-10-2013, 07:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 600
Posted By murgatroid42
And proof of insurance. :deal

And proof of insurance. :deal
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-27-2013, 10:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,338
Posted By murgatroid42
Or go up Mt. Evans. Less traffic, more wildlife,...

Or go up Mt. Evans. Less traffic, more wildlife, and great scenery.

http://murgatroid42.smugmug.com/Travel/Mt-Evans-CO-2003/i-CPgT99J/0/L/118-1824_IMG-L.jpg
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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-27-2013, 07:00 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,636
Posted By murgatroid42
Sorry to rain on your parade

:uhoh Sorry to be a party pooper, but most people relocate to be near their job. Search "Colorado golf courses" in Google maps, and it will show most golf courses are located along the front range...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-23-2013, 10:58 PM
Replies: 494
Views: 42,268
Posted By murgatroid42
"Thanks, Kathy"

The 9news sports announcer just reported that the Rockies lost a double header today at home in the coldest games played in baseball history.

His comment: "Thanks, Kathy."

Looks like others...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-06-2013, 03:19 PM
Replies: 15,415
Views: 2,338,961
Posted By murgatroid42
I have a pair of EVS SX01-M...

I have a pair of EVS SX01-M (http://evs-sports.com/store/product.php?productid=17635) knee braces that I never wore. They are medium, but are a little too small for my 6' 165 lb. body.
...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-06-2013, 02:35 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,716
Posted By murgatroid42
Has anyone used AARP motorcycle insurance? :gerg

Has anyone used AARP motorcycle insurance? :gerg
Forum: The Garage 03-30-2013, 11:44 AM
Replies: 1,393
Sticky: Note to self:
Views: 308,591
Posted By murgatroid42
Yes, that is a good one!

Yes, that is a good one!
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2013, 11:21 AM
Replies: 611
Views: 248,872
Posted By murgatroid42
A screwdriver will probably pinch or put a hole...

A screwdriver will probably pinch or put a hole in a tube. That will cost as much as tire irons. Screwdrivers will probably chew up the rims, too.

Changing tires are much easier with the long,...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-16-2013, 03:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 354
Posted By murgatroid42
Mmmmm, Pi(e)

http://murgatroid42.smugmug.com/Other/Pie-day/i-czXN73J/0/L/IM000455-L.jpg

http://murgatroid42.smugmug.com/Other/Pie-day/i-cFQr5nq/0/L/IM000457-L.jpg
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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-16-2013, 03:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,482
Posted By murgatroid42
I have a 2001 200EXC. It definitely has more...

I have a 2001 200EXC. It definitely has more power than your WR250F, and is even faster than my green version of the DRZ400S. My 200 has a 6 speed tranny, with a decent wide range. When geared...
Forum: The Garage 03-10-2013, 08:26 PM
Replies: 1,393
Sticky: Note to self:
Views: 308,591
Posted By murgatroid42
It is funny to call ATV riders "quadtards", but...

It is funny to call ATV riders "quadtards", but one has time to repent while hoping that some would come along to help you pick up your loaded bike when it takes a dirt nap in a hole, and lies below...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-20-2013, 10:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 538
Posted By murgatroid42
:nod Just be glad you don't have to get...

:nod Just be glad you don't have to get insurance for a teenage boy.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-26-2013, 05:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,155
Posted By murgatroid42
From the article: Lifelock promised in ads...

From the article:
Lifelock promised in ads that its $10 monthly service would protect consumers from identity theft. The company also offered a $1 million guarantee to compensate customers for...
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2013, 10:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 805
Posted By murgatroid42
I have been running this combination for a while,...

I have been running this combination for a while, too. I get ~ 3500 miles out of a rear D606, but ~2700 miles out of the front. This is the first combination I tried where the front tire wears out...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-15-2013, 10:37 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,820
Posted By murgatroid42
Try Motogearoutlet in Arvada. :deal

Try Motogearoutlet in Arvada. :deal
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-15-2013, 10:32 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,716
Posted By murgatroid42
I have Allstate for my house, cars, bikes, and an...

I have Allstate for my house, cars, bikes, and an umbrella policy. Bundling saves a lot. I pay $152 a year for both my KLX400SR and my plated KTM 200EXC. The insurance includes comprehensive...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-13-2013, 04:27 PM
Replies: 530
Views: 29,192
Posted By murgatroid42
I am surrounded at work by Broncos, Dallas, Green...

I am surrounded at work by Broncos, Dallas, Green Bay, Washington, and Seattle fans.

There will be a lot of miserable people. :(:
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-13-2013, 03:12 PM
Replies: 530
Views: 29,192
Posted By murgatroid42
I saw several Champ Bailey #24 jerseys in trash...

I saw several Champ Bailey #24 jerseys in trash cans when I went out today.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-13-2013, 03:11 PM
Replies: 530
Views: 29,192
Posted By murgatroid42
Missed it by that much.

Missed it by that much.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-04-2013, 06:50 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 9,053
Posted By murgatroid42
The Atlas Neck Brace...

The Atlas Neck Brace (http://www.atlasneckbrace.com/) has supports on the shoulder blades, not the spine. Is this the way to prevent broken backs? :dunno
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