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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-02-2011, 03:52 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 27,906
Posted By scottdc
Quoted from the Hurt study: "Most motorcycle...

Quoted from the Hurt study: "Most motorcycle accidents involve a short trip associated with shopping, errands, friends, entertainment or recreation, and the accident is likely to happen in a very...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-02-2011, 01:07 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 27,906
Posted By scottdc
So, are you saying that it's not true that most...

So, are you saying that it's not true that most motorcycle accidents happen in the first fifteen minutes of getting on the bike (in other words, near home for most riders...) or that there's a large...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-01-2011, 11:22 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 27,906
Posted By scottdc
Exactly, and if you look at it statistically most...

Exactly, and if you look at it statistically most accidents happen within a few minutes from home and those are usually the "quick" trips folks are likely to blow off getting into their gear. Glad...
Forum: Alaska 08-01-2011, 11:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,790
Posted By scottdc
Laugh There, fixed it for you.

There, fixed it for you.
Forum: Beasts 07-14-2011, 12:29 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,737
Posted By scottdc
What he said! Nothing wrong with a GS but don't...

What he said! Nothing wrong with a GS but don't let a trip to Alaska dictate which bike you buy either. It's an easy ride and any bike can make it, the Alcan is paved other than some construction...
Forum: Ride reports 07-11-2011, 01:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,844
Posted By scottdc
Like the others have said, fantastic pics! Can I...

Like the others have said, fantastic pics! Can I ask what you are shooting them with?
Forum: Alaska 07-10-2011, 11:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,933
Posted By scottdc
I totally thought I misheard the category when...

I totally thought I misheard the category when they called him up. Impressive considering he was up against the MV Agusta, AKDucs 998, etc :)
Forum: Ride reports 07-09-2011, 01:53 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 24,726
Posted By scottdc
I must be quite the risk taker all the years I've...

I must be quite the risk taker all the years I've lived up here, I didn't know it was so dangerous in Alaska, hah! Nothing against carrying (I used to as well) but all you guys who think it's the...
Forum: Road warriors 07-07-2011, 10:57 PM
Replies: 1,902
Views: 345,290
Posted By scottdc
Yikes! I can't imagine what would cause the...

Yikes! I can't imagine what would cause the spindle to break like that except bad metallurgy... Has the bike ever been down on that side?
Forum: Old's Cool 07-04-2011, 01:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,855
Posted By scottdc
If it is rings you could always use the...

If it is rings you could always use the opportunity to fit a big bore kit.... If it was me I'd use the loaner and not bother with the XS until after the trip but I'd definitely fix it and not sell it...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-04-2011, 01:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,855
Posted By scottdc
Wife and I stay at Thompson's Eagleclaw every...

Wife and I stay at Thompson's Eagleclaw every trip we pass through Tok (which is most of them when you live in AK!), love that place!
Forum: The Garage 07-03-2011, 09:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,551
Posted By scottdc
I'll have to keep an eye out, they totally didn't...

I'll have to keep an eye out, they totally didn't have that but they might have just been out.
Forum: The Garage 07-03-2011, 06:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,551
Posted By scottdc
Travel-size Dupont Teflon Chain Lube Trick

Just got on the Dupont Teflon lube bandwagon and made a discovery. It only comes in large non-travel friendly cans from Lowes but I have two of the small refillable pocket-sized Renthal lube aerosols...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-19-2011, 04:21 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 15,664
Posted By scottdc
1975 Triumph Trident

Looks like an entrant in this year's IBR who came all the way from the UK is attempting it on a 1975 Triumph Trident! :eek1
Forum: Beasts 06-17-2011, 07:54 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 11,637
Posted By scottdc
Nice! You're going to love it. I was looking at a...

Nice! You're going to love it. I was looking at a 2010 Sprint ST at my dealer since I was wanting a sport touring bike to have something different in the collection but instead went with the Tiger...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-16-2011, 12:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,258
Posted By scottdc
Great pics! Looks familiar!

Great pics! Looks familiar!
Forum: Old's Cool 06-13-2011, 02:30 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 15,664
Posted By scottdc
Hmm, point taken, especially since I am just as...

Hmm, point taken, especially since I am just as guilty of spinning this thread off topic which is exactly what set me off in the first place.. I guess I'll just add it to "the list": synthetic vs....
Forum: Old's Cool 06-12-2011, 08:14 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 15,664
Posted By scottdc
Seems like whenever there is an IBA/IBR thread...

Seems like whenever there is an IBA/IBR thread the anti's come out of the woodwork yet I never really understand the motivation. Do they think they are "defending" motorcycling out of fear some folks...
Forum: Road warriors 06-12-2011, 12:58 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 289
Posted By scottdc
Sprint throttle tube for Tiger 1050?

So I want to try the snatchy throttle 'fix' of installing a Sprint ST throttle tube on my Tiger 1050 but can't figure out the part number for the correct one. Bike Bandit is no help as they list the...
Forum: Beasts 06-11-2011, 01:40 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 11,637
Posted By scottdc
Bought my Tiger about 6 weeks ago and am still...

Bought my Tiger about 6 weeks ago and am still awaiting delivery of the accessories. Word on the street is some of the items have been backordered and that shipments would probably be happening...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-11-2011, 12:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 982
Posted By scottdc
Hmm, hovercraft looks fun, hoverbike looks...

Hmm, hovercraft looks fun, hoverbike looks terrifying! Wish those guys luck though, would be cool if they pull this off.
Forum: Alaska 06-02-2011, 03:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,844
Posted By scottdc
I can vouch for it, good bike when I had it and...

I can vouch for it, good bike when I had it and the current owner really went all out on making it even better.
Forum: Americas 06-01-2011, 08:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,708
Posted By scottdc
I travel there fairly often and just hit an ATM...

I travel there fairly often and just hit an ATM in Canada and take out most of what I need at once so I only pay the $2-3 ATM fee one time, big deal, and or use credit cards for purchases. I'd have...
Forum: Alaska 05-30-2011, 02:37 PM
Replies: 1,137
Views: 167,854
Posted By scottdc
WTB: DR650 front hub

If anyone has a front wheel hub for a DR650se laying around I may be interested in a cheap one. PM me.
Forum: Beasts 05-26-2011, 10:12 PM
Replies: 1,356
Views: 175,978
Posted By scottdc
Glad to hear they are coming even though I...

Glad to hear they are coming even though I cancelled my preorder and went another direction. At this rate though I'm guessing some of you may get your bikes before I get my refund check!
Forum: Road warriors 05-18-2011, 01:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,442
Posted By scottdc
Depends on who's financing it as well. When...

Depends on who's financing it as well. When dealing with USAA I got the title sent within a couple days of paying the bike off by asking them to rush it but ittook a couple weeks the time I dealt...
Forum: Road warriors 05-17-2011, 10:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,442
Posted By scottdc
Cool2 I don't know about the guy who started this...

I don't know about the guy who started this thread but personally life's pretty short and I'd rather spend the next two years riding than saving. The way I see it I'm not going to be thinking about...
Forum: Road warriors 05-17-2011, 04:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,442
Posted By scottdc
I prefer to pay them off as well but I did sell...

I prefer to pay them off as well but I did sell one once, paid it off then gave the title to the new owner as soon as it arrived. Depends on the buyer really, if they trust you and aren't in a hurry...
Forum: Equipment 05-07-2011, 12:32 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 16,595
Posted By scottdc
I just got one in solid white and love it. These...

I just got one in solid white and love it. These are a steal at $200, seriously great helmet for the price. Loving the tinted sun visor, use it all the time. I normally wear a large Arai XD helmet...
Forum: Alaska 05-05-2011, 06:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,230
Posted By scottdc
I have a feeling he's going to regret his bike...

I have a feeling he's going to regret his bike choice. I love my Triumph 1050, it's a fantastic bike but I have the DR650 for the rough stuff... The 1050 feels loose even on the small amount of...
Forum: Alaska 04-29-2011, 11:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,245
Posted By scottdc
Looks really sweet! Nice work!

Looks really sweet! Nice work!
Forum: Alaska 04-27-2011, 07:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,422
Posted By scottdc
Ack!

That's what I get for posting from work where I cannot actually view the video. Here's the original non-remixed version:


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Forum: Alaska 04-27-2011, 06:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,422
Posted By scottdc
Brammo

Don't know if I'd ever be comfortable off the beaten path with an electric but they are improving quickly. The Brammo Empulse can go 100 miles on a charge with a top speed of 100mph. Wide-open the...
Forum: Alaska 04-27-2011, 03:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,245
Posted By scottdc
I think you just got a weird agent or something....

I think you just got a weird agent or something. Hopefully it goes better on the next try.

Yup, tubes only on that bike.
Forum: Alaska 04-27-2011, 03:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,245
Posted By scottdc
Hey Toby, That is really strange as I use...

Hey Toby,

That is really strange as I use Progressive and I had the Alp registered as a street bike with roadside and accessory coverage. Let me know if there is anything I can do to help out.
Forum: Alaska 04-19-2011, 03:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,489
Posted By scottdc
Depends...

How far off the pavement are you thinking of going? If you are leaning towards the milder stuff, unpaved or gravel roads, etc. I've had really good results with Mefo Explorers. They last a long time...
Forum: Alaska 04-12-2011, 03:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,645
Posted By scottdc
Enjoyed the open house and thanks for the head's...

Enjoyed the open house and thanks for the head's up on the 500's, I'll swing by in the next couple days!
Forum: Alaska 04-10-2011, 06:38 PM
Replies: 1,137
Views: 167,854
Posted By scottdc
DR650 Tank and Seat

Got a stock tank and seat from a 2003 DR650 taking up room in my shed. Paint is blue and in decent condition other than some sun fade on the seat. I'd be happy to let both go for $50.

I have...
Forum: Beasts 04-07-2011, 01:19 AM
Replies: 721
Views: 71,116
Posted By scottdc
Just ordered mine at the last minute, 3/29 and my...

Just ordered mine at the last minute, 3/29 and my dealer also said July/August at the latest and seemed pretty confident about it... I guess we'll see but considering everything going on in Japan I...
Forum: Alaska 04-05-2011, 12:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,645
Posted By scottdc
I'm planning on coming by this weekend, you...

I'm planning on coming by this weekend, you wouldn't happen to have the new Scorpion EXO-500 in yet would you?
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