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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-15-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 15,953
Posted By Velocibiker
Lets pick on the Oz folks for a while... ...

Lets pick on the Oz folks for a while...

Boot. What you put on your feet. It's not a part of a car.

Mate? Anything but a friend.

A cue? How is that standing in line?

Trollies. Yeah,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-07-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 15,953
Posted By Velocibiker
Yeah. We get that here too. I figure at least...

Yeah. We get that here too. I figure at least 1/2 the people who live in this State (Nevada) don't know the correct way to pronounce it.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-07-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 15,953
Posted By Velocibiker
Bombardier Most everybody I knows says "bomb...

Bombardier

Most everybody I knows says "bomb - bah - deer". Of course that is sooo wrong.

The correct way is of course "bomb - bar - de - yay". Sounds like something Bruce Willis would say :D
Forum: Beasts 07-11-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 616
Posted By Velocibiker
Yeah. On the older models (like mine) that's...

Yeah. On the older models (like mine) that's right where the signals are :cry
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-09-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,224
Posted By Velocibiker
I'm glad I could give you a laugh :freaky. But...

I'm glad I could give you a laugh :freaky. But you see the difference right? You work in the heat all day. I don't. Obviously if I was acclimated to working in 110 degree heat all day a ride at...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-09-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 679
Posted By Velocibiker
I don't blame it ALL on the tourists. They are...

I don't blame it ALL on the tourists. They are just an additional hazard to be aware of. Especially anywhere near The Strip and the other touristy places.

House next to mine is for sale. Asking...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-08-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 679
Posted By Velocibiker
Lived here since 1992. I'm sorry you have kids...

Lived here since 1992. I'm sorry you have kids school age. Nevada and Clark County are at the bottom of just about every public school listing.

You can get from one end of Vegas to the other in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-08-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,224
Posted By Velocibiker
I agree. It's difficult to 'enjoy the ride' when...

I agree. It's difficult to 'enjoy the ride' when the only thought is how fast to get home and back in the A/C :D I've tried evap vests, evap neck wraps, phase change cooling vests and what-not. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-02-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 9,161
Posted By Velocibiker
My riding buddies and I used to do something...

My riding buddies and I used to do something similar, but it was labels off beer bottles. And yes, only AFTER all riding was done. :freaky
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-02-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,142
Posted By Velocibiker
Yes yes yes. Absolutely. And then take some...

Yes yes yes. Absolutely. And then take some off-road riding lessons. No amount of reading or internet lore will do as much good as good old fashioned training by qualified teachers. Then,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-26-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 9,628
Posted By Velocibiker
2 or 3 or 4 wheels (IMHO) makes no difference...

2 or 3 or 4 wheels (IMHO) makes no difference unless you have simply lost the ability to balance or to hold up a bike. If you feel your reflexes/skills/cognitive awareness are so bad you think you...
Forum: Beasts 03-18-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 6,740
Views: 1,503,435
Posted By Velocibiker
Did the exact opposite. Needed more of a street...

Did the exact opposite. Needed more of a street oriented bike and hardly went off road anymore so sold the DR and got the Versys. For me, it worked out perfectly. DR is a good bike. Easy & fun to...
Forum: Beasts 02-26-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 6,740
Views: 1,503,435
Posted By Velocibiker
No no no no! :huh Mine is 'great' with the...

No no no no! :huh Mine is 'great' with the wheels that came with it from the factory. I sold my DR650 to buy my Versys and would never go back.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-05-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,553
Posted By Velocibiker
Me too. Since it's all push to turn I don't see...

Me too. Since it's all push to turn I don't see the need to 'grip' either the left grip or throttle. My pinkies don't reach the levers, but I usually have 3-4 fingers over both levers at all times...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-05-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,224
Posted By Velocibiker
To alleviate my fear of riding on/up a ramp, I...

To alleviate my fear of riding on/up a ramp, I just laid the ramp (2x10 wood board with those bolt on aluminum bits) flat on the ground and rode over it a few times. Once my confidence was there, it...
Forum: Beasts 02-04-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 6,740
Views: 1,503,435
Posted By Velocibiker
Just my .02 regarding tank removal. It's super...

Just my .02 regarding tank removal. It's super easy and as long as you are careful nothing gets broken. Yes, the parts are plastic, but my bike bikes in the summer heat here in Las Vegas which...
Forum: Beasts 06-23-2013, 02:03 PM
Replies: 6,740
Views: 1,503,435
Posted By Velocibiker
We all have our own opinions - and internet lore...

We all have our own opinions - and internet lore isn't always correct. Since I change my oil filter at every oil change, the less expensive the better.
Forum: Beasts 06-21-2013, 05:14 PM
Replies: 6,740
Views: 1,503,435
Posted By Velocibiker
A FRAM PH7317 or equivalent works. Don't need no...

A FRAM PH7317 or equivalent works. Don't need no stinkin' OEM filters :evil
Forum: Beasts 05-16-2012, 01:28 PM
Replies: 6,740
Views: 1,503,435
Posted By Velocibiker
Sounds like my riding style. And oddly enough,...

Sounds like my riding style. And oddly enough, I've found I get BETTER gas mileage keeping it up in the higher rev ranges.
Forum: Equipment 12-21-2011, 02:50 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,885
Posted By Velocibiker
We don't 'rely' on horns, hi-viz (and definitely...

We don't 'rely' on horns, hi-viz (and definitely not loud pipes) or lighting to be safe. It's an extra amount of conspicuousity to alert semi-attentive drivers to your presence. If my yellow helmet...
Forum: Beasts 12-21-2011, 01:08 PM
Replies: 6,740
Views: 1,503,435
Posted By Velocibiker
The V suspension is a step up from the Ninja, but...

The V suspension is a step up from the Ninja, but still pretty poor IMO. Awfully harsh on asphalt. I have no intention of ever taking this bike off pavement, so all I'm concerned with is street. ...
Forum: Beasts 12-05-2011, 03:10 PM
Replies: 6,740
Views: 1,503,435
Posted By Velocibiker
Shims are easier (IMO) because there is no guess...

Shims are easier (IMO) because there is no guess work. The tables in the service manual tell you the exact shim size to use based on your current shim & clearance measurements. :deal Stuff rags...
Forum: Thumpers 11-05-2011, 12:09 PM
Replies: 99,928
Views: 19,181,770
Posted By Velocibiker
oil filters

SOLD I'm selling my DR, so I have seven (7) extra HF 137 oil filters. $20 + shipping for all. SOLD


SOLD
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-17-2011, 11:15 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,336
Posted By Velocibiker
:huh I think that's what I said...

:huh I think that's what I said...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-12-2011, 02:16 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,336
Posted By Velocibiker
I'd agree that is mostly true. I've lived (and...

I'd agree that is mostly true. I've lived (and ridden) all up and down both coasts and a few places inland. My opinion is it seems more a matter of congestion than area. If you are constantly stuck...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-06-2011, 12:46 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,336
Posted By Velocibiker
Well, I guess if Myth Busters say it - it must be...

Well, I guess if Myth Busters say it - it must be true :lol3

Was just common sense on my part. Even though companies try to make them run lean-ish to reduce exhaust crap, the first thing just...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-05-2011, 01:17 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,336
Posted By Velocibiker
Not true. Motorcycles (in general) produce way...

Not true. Motorcycles (in general) produce way more pollutants than cars since ALL cars have to adhere to strict emission standards while a 49 State motorcycle does not. CA bikes are a different...
Forum: Beasts 10-03-2011, 03:14 PM
Replies: 6,740
Views: 1,503,435
Posted By Velocibiker
Wow. My pad was only like $15. That Airhawk pad...

Wow. My pad was only like $15. That Airhawk pad is $100!. I can get my seat customized at the local upholstery shop for less than that. I guess as long as it makes your ass happy, all is good....
Forum: Beasts 09-30-2011, 12:51 PM
Replies: 6,740
Views: 1,503,435
Posted By Velocibiker
I had one of the WallyMart Stearns seat pads ...

I had one of the WallyMart Stearns seat pads (http://www.walmart.com/ip/Stearns-Black-ATV-Seat-Cover/10727537)lying around and decided to try it on the Versys. Folded it in half and it works great....
Forum: Beasts 09-09-2011, 12:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 531
Posted By Velocibiker
Do you have LED GiVi saddle bag lights?

Anybody ever added these lights (http://www.customdynamics.com/givi_led_lights.htm)to their bags?

Some feedback would be appreciated if you have.
Forum: Beasts 09-07-2011, 03:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 24,392
Posted By Velocibiker
Just went through the same thing. I am currently...

Just went through the same thing. I am currently selling my DR650 since I just bought a used 2008 Versys. Friends have both the Wee and the Versys so I had a chance to ride them. As some others...
Forum: Thumpers 08-30-2011, 10:18 AM
Replies: 99,928
Views: 19,181,770
Posted By Velocibiker
Cry 3 year love affair comes to an end

Well - my 3 years with the DR have been fun. Alas, after many miles and smiles she is going on the selling block. She has been replaced by a fire engine red Versys. Will probably poke in here now...
Forum: Beasts 08-30-2011, 10:13 AM
Replies: 6,740
Views: 1,503,435
Posted By Velocibiker
New to me 2008 Versys

Add me to the list. :clap

Just picked up a 2008 Versys. Givi V35 bags, Givi screen and foot peg lowering blocks already installed!
Forum: Thumpers 08-02-2011, 01:12 PM
Replies: 99,928
Views: 19,181,770
Posted By Velocibiker
Yeah. Those are crap and it's only a metter of...

Yeah. Those are crap and it's only a metter of time before you have a problem. For stuff I think I may one day need to remove, I use Posi-lock / Posi-tite / posi-taps...
Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2011, 01:05 PM
Replies: 99,928
Views: 19,181,770
Posted By Velocibiker
Some of the best beer I've ever had: Germany...

Some of the best beer I've ever had:

Germany - any mass of beer at Oktoberfest or, if not at the fest - Ayinger.

Australia - Cooper's Premium Ale

USA - Microbrews only. The only thing Bud...
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2011, 02:39 PM
Replies: 99,928
Views: 19,181,770
Posted By Velocibiker
Black KTM fender is 'almost' a direct bolt on. ...

Black KTM fender is 'almost' a direct bolt on. Couple little plastic bumps on the top need to be cut off and the holes ever so slightly enlarged. Otherwise, it's a 4 bolt pattern and is a lot nicer...
Forum: Beasts 07-21-2011, 07:52 AM
Replies: 6,740
Views: 1,503,435
Posted By Velocibiker
Thanks for the feedback. Now, just need to find...

Thanks for the feedback. Now, just need to find one that's close to Vegas.
Forum: Beasts 07-20-2011, 06:58 AM
Replies: 6,740
Views: 1,503,435
Posted By Velocibiker
Thinking of adding another cylinder

I currently have/ride a DR650SE and while I love the heck out of it, my dirt riding days are fading. I want something that works as a good highway commuter - which the DR is Ok at, but not what it...
Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2011, 02:38 PM
Replies: 99,928
Views: 19,181,770
Posted By Velocibiker
R6 throttle tube

I don't use the fancy quick throttle tube as I like to have more control of the throttle opening. I imagine that in any kind of technical riding it requires a lot more slipping of the clutch with...
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2011, 02:46 PM
Replies: 99,928
Views: 19,181,770
Posted By Velocibiker
Mine either. :dhorse [off topic...

Mine either.

:dhorse

[off topic semi-rant]

I give you guys a hell of a lot of credit for answering the same crap over and over. Feels like it's been forever since anything unique has been...
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