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Forum: Thumpers 12-19-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 748
Posted By SRG
Hey BB - I assume you are talking about my old...

Hey BB - I assume you are talking about my old bike. How's the old girl doing?
Forum: Thumpers 12-19-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 5,989
Views: 880,857
Posted By SRG
The switch on my '10 FX450 is behind the...

The switch on my '10 FX450 is behind the headlight mask on the left side. It's just hanging by its wires, not attached to anything. It's about the size as the end of your thumb, black, rubber covered...
Forum: Thumpers 12-19-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 748
Posted By SRG
I had an '02 for 3-4 years. Also had an '02 Adv....

I had an '02 for 3-4 years. Also had an '02 Adv. at the same time. Really liked them both and agree w/ the comments you have gotten so far. I used a 17T front sprocket on both (dualsoprt use). That...
Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 5,989
Views: 880,857
Posted By SRG
I can't imagine that tire being any good on...

I can't imagine that tire being any good on pavement.
Forum: Thumpers 12-16-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 1,068
Views: 191,605
Posted By SRG
Check for fuel pump update/replacement. Ask...

Check for fuel pump update/replacement.

Ask what, if anything, has been done to mitigate exhaust heat/boiling fuel issues. Aftermarket pipes help as does header wrap or coatings, under tank...
Forum: Thumpers 12-14-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 983
Posted By SRG
70* Bergs are wonderful bikes. ...

70* Bergs are wonderful bikes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5NbVpoUqrI
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-13-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,990
Posted By SRG
SS - that's why I said "at the same speed" - so...

SS - that's why I said "at the same speed" - so the lateral force component will be the same on a tire regardless of it's angle.

I once had a KTM 640E that came to me w/ a set of 17" supermoto...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-12-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,990
Posted By SRG
More bike/tire lean is not equal to less...

More bike/tire lean is not equal to less traction. Some tires traction improves as they are "tipped in". The grip of any decent tire, even dualsport tires, will allow pretty extreme angles. At the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-12-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,990
Posted By SRG
I think I know how this is going to go -...

I think I know how this is going to go - allot/most/all of the responders will tell you all about how great/correct/fun "kissing the mirror"/hanging off is.

There is a counterpoint - on a lighter...
Forum: Thumpers 12-10-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 12,951
Views: 664,677
Posted By SRG
Laugh Must have touched a nerve w/ the weight Q. I only...

Must have touched a nerve w/ the weight Q. I only asked because I was curious about what it really was, not what some hope/think it is.

For the record, I don't believe for a second that anyone...
Forum: Thumpers 12-10-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 12,951
Views: 664,677
Posted By SRG
Thanks AX. Curiosity satisfied. Anyone wanna...

Thanks AX. Curiosity satisfied.

Anyone wanna guess what my 250 weighs? Hints : It's an Italian 2 stroke, water cooled, wide ratio 6 speed, has lights and a handlebar bag (holds 1 beer).
Forum: Thumpers 12-10-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 12,951
Views: 664,677
Posted By SRG
All the numbers and stats, stories and exploits -...

All the numbers and stats, stories and exploits - except no WRR owner can be bothered to actually weigh their bike? Why?
Forum: Beasts 12-10-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 587
Posted By SRG
There are heated grip overwraps available. You...

There are heated grip overwraps available. You could wrap them around anything they will fit over. You have to plug them into the bike somewhere.

Like these :...
Forum: Thumpers 12-09-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 335
Posted By SRG
Nice job. Good explanation and pics. This should...

Nice job. Good explanation and pics. This should be added to the LC4 sticky pages.
Forum: Thumpers 12-09-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 12,951
Views: 664,677
Posted By SRG
Kyns - weigh your bike for god's sake. One...

Kyns - weigh your bike for god's sake. One bathroom scale and 10 minutes. How hard can it be?

For reference - 2010 Husaberg FX450 w/ full D/S kit, gas, tool roll and a pound or 2 of other stuff =...
Forum: Thumpers 11-25-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 5,989
Views: 880,857
Posted By SRG
M - if you are asking if I know the histsroy of...

M - if you are asking if I know the histsroy of the PG Powersports FE450, I do not. It came up in conversation when I was there several weeks ago.

I do know that my FX450 (which is a wonderful...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-23-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 35,510
Views: 8,973,068
Posted By SRG
Stu has a point. That's crazy fast for a public...

Stu has a point. That's crazy fast for a public road. Don't think it's officially closed. No marshals, safety crew or medics. IOM is dangerous as hell and they have all those things. Folks get killed...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-21-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 1,935
Views: 96,894
Posted By SRG
Nice job on the miss Ted. I ride and drive...

Nice job on the miss Ted.

I ride and drive that road often, sometimes at a fair clip. I'm glad it wasn't me rounding that bend in the Pcar. There's enough "natural" obstacles out there w/o some...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-17-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 270
Posted By SRG
Not in Afton, but less than 30min away between...

Not in Afton, but less than 30min away between Earlysville and Free Union:

http://www.va-guesthouses.com/cottages.php?accommodation=Seven+Gables+Log+Cabin

Owned buy my sister. ADV discount. PM...
Forum: Thumpers 11-15-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 5,989
Views: 880,857
Posted By SRG
M - PG Powersports in North Wilkesboro, NC has,...

M - PG Powersports in North Wilkesboro, NC has, or soon will have, an FE450. Not currently street legal, but w/ a Sicass kit, it could be. PG is a good source for Berg parts and service too.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-15-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 6,693
Views: 370,332
Posted By SRG
"I get being "nice" but when you're in the way,...

"I get being "nice" but when you're in the way, you're not "nice", you're annoying."

Let that slip right out, didn't you? :rofl
Forum: Thumpers 11-14-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 998
Posted By SRG
I had an '02 640Adv and an '02 640E. Loved them...

I had an '02 640Adv and an '02 640E. Loved them both. The Adv. was built for trips like yours. Vibes can be an issue, some of them shake worse than others. You have to ride it to see. As soon as the...
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 12,951
Views: 664,677
Posted By SRG
Saved the screen shot? That's double naught spy...

Saved the screen shot? That's double naught spy stuff right there.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-07-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,163
Posted By SRG
I'm not personally interested in them. The map...

I'm not personally interested in them. The map key says ATV trail. This implies more than 2 wheels on a trail that looks tough an a trials bike. Begs the question. That is all.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-07-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,163
Posted By SRG
If there's a trail in those pics, you do need a...

If there's a trail in those pics, you do need a trials bike and I'd still take a 5.

How does anyone drive/ride a 4 wheeler up that?
Forum: Thumpers 11-06-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 5,989
Views: 880,857
Posted By SRG
All those design standards and pieces are top...

All those design standards and pieces are top level/quality - why would you not use them? All sorts of cars and bikes use Brembo brakes - why not?, they are generally excellent.

The fact that I...
Forum: Thumpers 11-06-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 5,989
Views: 880,857
Posted By SRG
70* Bergs are not Y/B KTM's at all. Unique motor,...

70* Bergs are not Y/B KTM's at all. Unique motor, unique frame, unique subframe, tank, and plastics. To which many suppliers commonly used parts are attached most of which are used on KTM's too. Most...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-06-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 6,693
Views: 370,332
Posted By SRG
There are plenty of circumstances around here...

There are plenty of circumstances around here that require crossing the DY. Parked cars/trucks/equipment, odd places where striping starts or stops, walkers, cyclists, runners, recycling bins and...
Forum: Thumpers 11-02-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 5,989
Views: 880,857
Posted By SRG
Those are some super pics. How much does the...

Those are some super pics.

How much does the weight of the chainsaw effect you?

Looks like a great place for a trials bike.
Forum: Thumpers 11-02-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 12,951
Views: 664,677
Posted By SRG
Blue and orange, orange and blue. It's getting...

Blue and orange, orange and blue. It's getting old. There are others out there for you to love or hate. Some mobetta than orange or blue.

Red and White : http://www.betausa.com/

A different...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-30-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 6,693
Views: 370,332
Posted By SRG
I can't remember the last time I saved the day...

I can't remember the last time I saved the day with a heroic assertive action. On a bicycle or otherwise. With certain firey cashes imminent our heroes of this thread do just that every ride....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-29-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 6,693
Views: 370,332
Posted By SRG
Gumme's been cycling for 20 years and he's "more...

Gumme's been cycling for 20 years and he's "more educated" because of it.

That's great news for me as I've cycled for 40 years so by now I must have unquestionable expertise. Cool. I've always...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-28-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 6,693
Views: 370,332
Posted By SRG
Misusing a crosswalk is not a complicated thing....

Misusing a crosswalk is not a complicated thing. Instead of waiting for a light, you cross at the pedestrian crossing. So you can be both a vehicle and a pedestrian, which ever works best for you....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-27-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 6,693
Views: 370,332
Posted By SRG
It's true around here in my observation. In the...

It's true around here in my observation. In the neighborhoods there are lots of plain old stop signs and everyone rolls them. The 3 cyclists I followed for a couple of minutes Sat. morning didn't...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-25-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 35,510
Views: 8,973,068
Posted By SRG
Nice gear on that sheriff. Crap helmet and not...

Nice gear on that sheriff. Crap helmet and not much else. Isn't that an unquestionable fail?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-24-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 6,693
Views: 370,332
Posted By SRG
That stinks. I hope the asshole is caught and the...

That stinks. I hope the asshole is caught and the cyclist recovers.
Forum: Thumpers 10-24-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 12,951
Views: 664,677
Posted By SRG
Never said I didn't like it. See how this...

Never said I didn't like it.

See how this just became less interesting?
Forum: Thumpers 10-24-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 12,951
Views: 664,677
Posted By SRG
This thread is actually way more interesting when...

This thread is actually way more interesting when the original subject is not being discussed. Good job.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-24-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 6,693
Views: 370,332
Posted By SRG
Pushbike is a common term throughout the ex...

Pushbike is a common term throughout the ex British colonies, except the US. It has no implication of insult. My dad from RSA uses the term (he also says motorbike - dose that hurt too?). If it winds...
Forum: Thumpers 10-21-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 12,951
Views: 664,677
Posted By SRG
Monty - I took the Berg to that dealer because...

Monty - I took the Berg to that dealer because they were right on the way to Boone/Blowing Rock where we were staying for a week. I was bringing the bike with me anyway to ride while there. I hope...
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