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Forum: Equipment 05-09-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 905
Posted By Bullwinkle58
I like my alpinestars tech 3's. They're...

I like my alpinestars tech 3's. They're relatively inexpensive & comfortable. The older one's needed insoles. These new one's don't.
Forum: Thumpers 05-08-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 278
Views: 17,628
Posted By Bullwinkle58
This is the type of answer I was hoping to get. ...

This is the type of answer I was hoping to get.



Based on what you described, I still think the KLR is what I'm looking for.
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,547
Posted By Bullwinkle58
I dont feel that an oil change on a dirt bike...

I dont feel that an oil change on a dirt bike after two full days of riding is excessive. If you do, it's the wrong bike. There will be more things you're not going to like about it for the type of...
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 278
Views: 17,628
Posted By Bullwinkle58
I haven't ridden one, but I considered the DR. ...

I haven't ridden one, but I considered the DR. If I had bought that instead of the DRZ I'd probably still have it. The KLR's giganto fairing is a selling point to me, as is the rear rack & 6 gallon...
Forum: The Garage 05-07-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,699
Posted By Bullwinkle58
Check craigslist. I see ads for someone's whole...

Check craigslist. I see ads for someone's whole collection regularly from a shop closing, retirement, career change, etc.

My collection is probably like everyone elses. Its a mix of everything...
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 278
Views: 17,628
Posted By Bullwinkle58
I had a DRZ before I bought my 530. I liked it,...

I had a DRZ before I bought my 530. I liked it, but my ability offroad exceeded the bikes, and it wasn't a good enough road bike to do an hour or two of highway comfortably.

I'm looking for 2010...
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 278
Views: 17,628
Posted By Bullwinkle58
From what I gather in this thread, people who...

From what I gather in this thread, people who regret buying a klr were expecting a different bike. Something more dirt oriented or more road oriented. It LOOKS like the perfect 50/50 bike, but the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 17,628
Posted By Bullwinkle58
Maybe...but I'm easy to please. I think...

Maybe...but I'm easy to please. I think Pro-Action suspension's slogan was "the best you know is the best you've ridden." As far as bigger dual sports go, my only experience will have been on a...
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 278
Views: 17,628
Posted By Bullwinkle58
Ideally this is what I'd do, but I would have to...

Ideally this is what I'd do, but I would have to wait until next year to spend $10k+ on a used 990 or tenere (the two bikes I dig the most). It's sounding more & more like the KLR will be "good...
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 17,628
Posted By Bullwinkle58
What was your mpg on the 990, and did that feel...

What was your mpg on the 990, and did that feel like a better bike on the road than the KLR?
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 17,628
Posted By Bullwinkle58
I have very little street riding experience, so...

I have very little street riding experience, so maybe I'm concerned about something that isn't really an issue, but I worry about people tailgating / me getting run over if the bike can't at least...
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 278
Views: 17,628
Posted By Bullwinkle58
Thanks for all the responses, you all have helped...

Thanks for all the responses, you all have helped me understand what it is I'm after. To clarify, I am keeping the 530, so I'm not looking for the magical do everything well bike.


Here's what I...
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 17,628
Posted By Bullwinkle58
Anyone regret buying a KLR?

The KLR appeals to me for the usual reasons, and I want to own one, but I'm concerned that after spending $2k in upgrades and a few thousand miles, I will want more power, more comfort, or more...
Forum: The Garage 01-10-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,832
Posted By Bullwinkle58
I do the opposite since the oil will drain out...

I do the opposite since the oil will drain out more completely when it's warmed up. Won't hurt a thing warming it up on that oil one more time.
Forum: The Garage 12-18-2013, 04:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,492
Posted By Bullwinkle58
Wire wheel on the bench grinder is how I do it....

Wire wheel on the bench grinder is how I do it. :dunno
Forum: Equipment 04-25-2013, 11:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,607
Posted By Bullwinkle58
:roflI like to stay well hydrated!

:roflI like to stay well hydrated!
Forum: Equipment 04-24-2013, 03:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,607
Posted By Bullwinkle58
All I have to offer aside from what the others...

All I have to offer aside from what the others suggested is to buy what is comfortable, and since we're approaching summertime, think about staying cool & maximizing airflow. Its easy to overheat on...
Forum: The Garage 01-17-2013, 11:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,272
Posted By Bullwinkle58
Liftmaster. One of our secretaries used to work...

Liftmaster. One of our secretaries used to work for a garage door company. She said they had callbacks with every opener except the Liftmasters. She said Genie's were one of the worst. I have a...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-12-2012, 10:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,817
Posted By Bullwinkle58
I've heard of them (the gps) working its way out...

I've heard of them (the gps) working its way out of the mount without the screw tightened. To answer your question though, if you click on the link that Emmbeedee posted, you will see that the screw...
Forum: Equipment 12-10-2012, 05:01 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 23,255
Posted By Bullwinkle58
Troy lee air. I tried on every helmet in the...

Troy lee air. I tried on every helmet in the store in the sizes that fit my head. This one was a shade less comfy than the arai VX-pro 3, but half the price, and seemes to have better ventilation.
Forum: Thumpers 12-10-2012, 08:40 AM
Replies: 23,681
Views: 3,968,200
Posted By Bullwinkle58
I have spent some time on that forum. Those guys...

I have spent some time on that forum. Those guys are nuts. They have strictly supermoto guys talked into running full coverage skid plates & bark busters. :lol3

Everything they & their parrots...
Forum: Thumpers 11-16-2012, 09:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 745
Posted By Bullwinkle58
Thanks for the replies everyone, that makes...

Thanks for the replies everyone, that makes sense. I wondered why I was able to subtract mileage from the trip...

Thanks johngil, i'm looking forward to it. This is 2 years in the making for me....
Forum: Thumpers 11-15-2012, 01:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 745
Posted By Bullwinkle58
"odometer resettable by tenths"...?

Hope i'm not the first to be confused by this. In the LA-Barstow-Vegas literature it says you need an odometer that is resettable by tenths. Why would I ever need to reset just the tenths & not the...
Forum: Thumpers 10-22-2012, 05:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 902
Posted By Bullwinkle58
Green sticker and red sticker bikes are "off...

Green sticker and red sticker bikes are "off highway vehicles" and not street legal. That is an offroad registration.

"Dual purpose" or "dual sport" bikes are street legal. They have all the...
Forum: Thumpers 10-12-2012, 09:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 827
Posted By Bullwinkle58
My bro-in-law had the same problem on his YZ 250....

My bro-in-law had the same problem on his YZ 250. The ratchet mechanism fell apart somehow, so we just put the ratchet mechanism back together & all is well. If you look at an exploded diagram (you...
Forum: Thumpers 10-12-2012, 09:30 AM
Replies: 362
Views: 38,963
Posted By Bullwinkle58
All they have to do is make the 450x fuel...

All they have to do is make the 450x fuel injected & street legal in CA. If they really wanted to make me happy, it would come with a transparent 3 gallon tank, 14t front sprocket, and a price under...
Forum: Thumpers 10-11-2012, 09:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,147
Posted By Bullwinkle58
I ride 90% dirt on my dual sport, so if you...

I ride 90% dirt on my dual sport, so if you expect to be doing 50% street or more, the gear should be a little different.

Helmet - I use an mx helmet & goggles. Buying a helmet is all about how...
Forum: The Garage 08-15-2012, 10:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,417
Posted By Bullwinkle58
The lift is neat-o, but seems like it takes too...

The lift is neat-o, but seems like it takes too long. Also it looks like none of those bikes are ever ridden, and I doubt he drives the land rover with the wood paddles attached to the roof rack...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-09-2012, 02:51 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,289
Posted By Bullwinkle58
I think you're talking about the dirt rider...

I think you're talking about the dirt rider article. The jist of what I remember is that the cheap DOT only helmets were best for kids, light headed people, and lower speed impacts. Snell approved...
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2012, 08:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,567
Posted By Bullwinkle58
The highway and an mx track are 2 places I wont...

The highway and an mx track are 2 places I wont even bother riding the drz because its no fun there. It does everything else pretty well though if you dont need the latest and greatest.
Forum: Thumpers 07-05-2012, 09:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,199
Posted By Bullwinkle58
What are you expecting from the bike? They're...

What are you expecting from the bike? They're good bikes, but have quirks that some people dont like. For one, they feel low on power. They're heavier than they look, and you feel it when you're...
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2012, 09:40 AM
Replies: 789
Views: 270,784
Posted By Bullwinkle58
$5k into that bike & your stand is a bucket :lol3...

$5k into that bike & your stand is a bucket :lol3

Just messing with ya. Nice bike.
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2012, 08:35 AM
Replies: 23,681
Views: 3,968,200
Posted By Bullwinkle58
Non-pro opinionating: I set the front & rear at...

Non-pro opinionating: I set the front & rear at 20, and dont air down unless I cant make it up something.
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2012, 09:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,290
Posted By Bullwinkle58
I have a drz 400s. To me, the xr's only...

I have a drz 400s. To me, the xr's only advantage is that it has more power.
Forum: Equipment 04-24-2012, 08:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,733
Posted By Bullwinkle58
Top of the helmet.

Top of the helmet.
Forum: Equipment 04-12-2012, 03:36 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 31,904
Posted By Bullwinkle58
A helmet manufacturer/snell cant determine how...

A helmet manufacturer/snell cant determine how often a helmet is going to be used. The 5yr rule of thumb takes into account someone who takes care of it per instructions, but wears it A LOT. ...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 02-10-2012, 08:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,619
Posted By Bullwinkle58
You both answered my questions, thank you. Good...

You both answered my questions, thank you. Good articles drtbyk, they helped a lot.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 02-09-2012, 02:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,619
Posted By Bullwinkle58
using basecamp with free topos

Hey everyone, new guy here with a couple amateurish questions.

Right now I have a very basic garmin etrex. Its the "h" but I got it before it was called the "h" probably 12yrs ago. So i'm new...
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