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Forum: The Garage 01-05-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,824
Posted By viverrid
thanks. yes it is a tender not a charger.

thanks. yes it is a tender not a charger.
Forum: The Garage 01-04-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,824
Posted By viverrid
Can a DRZ be left continuosly on a "Battery Tender"

Without starting a fire, etc.?????
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-19-2013, 02:11 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,723
Posted By viverrid
That's because you were burning E10. If you were...

That's because you were burning E10. If you were using pure gas, it would have been fine. (Joke, joke.)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-19-2013, 02:07 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,752
Posted By viverrid
Well AT LEAST the bike wasn't stolen...

Well AT LEAST the bike wasn't stolen...
Forum: Beasts 11-15-2013, 12:35 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,839
Posted By viverrid
But the front wheel is certainly part of it. ...

But the front wheel is certainly part of it. I've bent front V-Strom rims twice. Neither involved a crash, just riding through rough stuff. OTOH if the bike had more front travel perhaps the rims...
Forum: Equipment 11-14-2013, 08:55 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,205
Posted By viverrid
There are both Lithium Ion ("Li-ion") and Lithium...

There are both Lithium Ion ("Li-ion") and Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO) batteries.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-12-2013, 02:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,650
Posted By viverrid
Not sure what "$church funds the wife's...

Not sure what "$church funds the wife's $goodwill" means.

As to your sink, are you claiming that donating a $400 sink reduces your taxes by $400?

(I certainly hope you're not.)
Forum: Battle scooters 11-12-2013, 02:16 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 13,089
Posted By viverrid
That's you. So ONE sold....

That's you. So ONE sold....
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2013, 04:25 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 12,338
Posted By viverrid
Is this an academic exercise or a "which bike to...

Is this an academic exercise or a "which bike to buy" thread?

Which bike to buy, there are MANY other consideration than which is the absolute lightest when many are within a few punds of each...
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2013, 04:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,564
Posted By viverrid
Oh no, another best bike thread. Pretty soon...

Oh no, another best bike thread. Pretty soon you'll be getting recommendations for a $7,000 race bike with a list of afternmarket mods, and nothing less will do.

A TW-200 is IMHO a sort of...
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2013, 02:51 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 12,338
Posted By viverrid
It would still be an XT-225. We have one (wife's...

It would still be an XT-225. We have one (wife's bike). The swingarm is the least of it.

It's funny the apples to oranges that are being compared here. You have what are basically plated race...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-11-2013, 12:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,650
Posted By viverrid
Despite the OP saying he talks to his accountant...

Despite the OP saying he talks to his accountant "just about" monthly, his terminology suggests that he still doesn't quite understand how this works. Can't tell from here if he is a W-2 wage earner,...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-11-2013, 09:25 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,358
Posted By viverrid
Yup, that's the tradition from when shops were...

Yup, that's the tradition from when shops were small, and owned & staffed by people who raced motorcycles. The name of the famous movie was "On Any Sunday", not Any Tuesday.

The local shop here...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-11-2013, 08:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 713
Posted By viverrid
Hotels can be very accommodating (pun?) if you...

Hotels can be very accommodating (pun?) if you pay them. (No, they don't want to just give FREE parking to random moochers.)

I betcha that if you stay over one night at a hotel, you will be able...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-08-2013, 01:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,650
Posted By viverrid
But it doesn't come directly off your taxes. ...

But it doesn't come directly off your taxes.

Even if you are subject to state income tax as well as federal, you are giving away a dollar to save 50 cents.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-05-2013, 12:26 PM
Replies: 354
Views: 19,269
Posted By viverrid
madrivermaz has pretty much retired from the...

madrivermaz has pretty much retired from the "terrain" in recent years.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-05-2013, 12:23 PM
Replies: 5,356
Views: 372,964
Posted By viverrid
Wilbraham has the national HQ for Friendly's,...

Wilbraham has the national HQ for Friendly's, "where ice cream makes the meal".
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-02-2013, 02:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,098
Posted By viverrid
I don't hold it against them that they protect...

I don't hold it against them that they protect their retailers, who distribute the bulk of their products. If you were a retailer, would you want your own supplier to undercut you?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-01-2013, 09:15 AM
Replies: 32,158
Views: 7,819,674
Posted By viverrid
Why was he over there in the first place?

Why was he over there in the first place?
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-30-2013, 02:00 PM
Replies: 2,082
Views: 205,190
Posted By viverrid
Apply it around your anus, of course. But you...

Apply it around your anus, of course. But you only needs to do that when about to bring the bike in for service.
Forum: The Garage 10-29-2013, 09:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,180
Posted By viverrid
Or from thieves driving around with saws or pipe...

Or from thieves driving around with saws or pipe cutters.

It's a major problem in some areas. Sometimes car lots get hit for dozens at a time.

Just a quick internet search:
...
Forum: Americas 10-29-2013, 08:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 868
Posted By viverrid
IMHO his biggest practical problem is having an...

IMHO his biggest practical problem is having an address to which he can register and insure the bike. I used to use one of those "Mail Box Express" (private company) mail drop storefronts as my...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-29-2013, 06:57 AM
Replies: 5,356
Views: 372,964
Posted By viverrid
I've been there but it's a bit far for me.

I've been there but it's a bit far for me.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-26-2013, 03:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,907
Posted By viverrid
Since you have a government granted trademark and...

Since you have a government granted trademark and want more government action to stop your competitors, just make sure you don't ever claim you built it all by yourself, okay? (If your competitor is...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-26-2013, 03:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,907
Posted By viverrid
WTF does an ad placed on Google have to do with...

WTF does an ad placed on Google have to do with elected politicians????
Forum: Face plant 10-26-2013, 02:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,374
Posted By viverrid
What windshield is that? (And glad you're...

What windshield is that?

(And glad you're okay.)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-26-2013, 02:16 PM
Replies: 32,158
Views: 7,819,674
Posted By viverrid
So ABATE is right?

So ABATE is right?
Forum: Orange Crush 10-26-2013, 11:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,214
Posted By viverrid
At between 30 & 42? Ride faster or slower!

At between 30 & 42? Ride faster or slower!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-26-2013, 08:11 AM
Replies: 32,158
Views: 7,819,674
Posted By viverrid
At some "bike week", the guy who blames the cop...

At some "bike week", the guy who blames the cop for the crash will sue the chick who flashed her boobies, for making him run off the road....
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-26-2013, 07:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 738
Posted By viverrid
A $1.49 for a crush washer? OMG! Never pay more...

A $1.49 for a crush washer? OMG! Never pay more than $1.48.

Maybe you paid high for oil, you could try an Autozone, Pep Boys, etc. Most of your cost was the oil, not the filter or washer.

But...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-26-2013, 07:34 AM
Replies: 354
Views: 19,269
Posted By viverrid
A lot of guys in our motorcycle club sled, but...

A lot of guys in our motorcycle club sled, but the opportunity to do that around the southern Berkshires is limited. Some years there aint much snow. However the year we had that huge ice storm, it...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-24-2013, 03:51 PM
Replies: 1,526
Views: 327,949
Posted By viverrid
No, no, not that simple. Chain coming off...

No, no, not that simple. Chain coming off doesn't ALWAYS lock up the rear immediately. So chain comes off, bike is still rolling, he waves, starts to brake. You can see this in the video. The...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-24-2013, 02:51 PM
Replies: 32,158
Views: 7,819,674
Posted By viverrid
To do that while cornering hard, you'd have to be...

To do that while cornering hard, you'd have to be an idiot and your instincts would make you a candidate for a Darwin award. Or to put it another way, if you would grab a handful of brake mid-corner...
Forum: Thumpers 10-23-2013, 06:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,393
Posted By viverrid
DRZ is dry sump and nothing to do with hydraulic...

DRZ is dry sump and nothing to do with hydraulic valves or hydraulically driven variable timing.

The bike needs to be recently run to check the oil level. The dipstick is way up on the frame that...
Forum: The Garage 10-23-2013, 06:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,268
Posted By viverrid
At least he knew to put the holes toward the top....

At least he knew to put the holes toward the top. Hopefully he was only using the pax pegs for slow speeds on smooth surfaces. For the good of the passenger's foot bones.
Forum: The Garage 10-23-2013, 06:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 713
Posted By viverrid
Worse would be if only SOME of the blocks cracked...

Worse would be if only SOME of the blocks cracked in half.

If this goes bad while you're working on a bike it could kill you.

If you don't want to or can't put down concrete, how about some...
Forum: The Garage 10-23-2013, 05:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,893
Posted By viverrid
But he still uses a septic field. A macerator...

But he still uses a septic field. A macerator toilet, or regular toilet & a sewage pump, are just ways to pump the sewage into a septic field (or sewer).

NOT what the OP is talking about at all. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-23-2013, 02:16 PM
Replies: 32,158
Views: 7,819,674
Posted By viverrid
IIRC, when that was posted before, some people...

IIRC, when that was posted before, some people were blaming the cop.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-23-2013, 02:06 PM
Replies: 1,526
Views: 327,949
Posted By viverrid
However the chain WAS off before the rear lockup,...

However the chain WAS off before the rear lockup, you can see the loop of it hanging down.

THEN the brake light goes on.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-22-2013, 06:41 AM
Replies: 354
Views: 19,269
Posted By viverrid
If you are the first one through in a while, the...

If you are the first one through in a while, the water is clear enough that if you stand on the pegs, you can see the bottom. The only surprise is if there is a small sunken branch or log down there....
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