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Forum: Hacks Today, 10:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 277
Posted By JustKip
I voted for both build and ride report sub...

I voted for both build and ride report sub forums, even though it's prolly extra work for the mods.

I think, other than the vendor sub forum, the whole thing could be divided into those two(3...
Forum: Beasts Yesterday, 12:14 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,367
Posted By JustKip
It's pretty common for somebody to show up with...

It's pretty common for somebody to show up with their first post asking for a complete recap, like you did. No need to apologize, just pay attention.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 11:43 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,824
Posted By JustKip
That was kind of my point. I CAN ride a thumper...

That was kind of my point. I CAN ride a thumper all day on the slab, but I wouldn't like it.

OTOH, a friend of mine wrote a book called "The Art of Adventure" in which she suggested that...
Forum: Americas Yesterday, 08:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 154
Posted By JustKip
Sorry, but I see about zero chance of crossing...

Sorry, but I see about zero chance of crossing over Tioga Pass in Yosemite in January. You'll likely need to cross the Sierras at Tahoe, or some of the awesome twisty roads between Bakersfield and...
Forum: Beasts 09-15-2014, 11:41 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,367
Posted By JustKip
Read the thread :deal

Read the thread :deal
Forum: Beasts 09-15-2014, 11:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 297
Posted By JustKip
http://www.advrider.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=14

You might want to read the rules over there before posting
Forum: Hacks 09-15-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 342
Posted By JustKip
An old friend lived there on about a 50 foot boat...

An old friend lived there on about a 50 foot boat with her first husband for 5 months in '80. I was back about 6-7 years ago and the main part of town hadn't changed at all, but there was definitely...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-15-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 598
Posted By JustKip
GSA wheels (black), windshield mounting bracket,...

GSA wheels (black), windshield mounting bracket, and luggage. :deal

If it only took 6 gallons there was still at least a gallon in it, and/or not filled to the top.
Forum: Beasts 09-14-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,367
Posted By JustKip
^ ^ ^ F*#K YES ...

^ ^ ^
F*#K YES

MPG don't matter much at all, but tank range does, or can at least. As long as a bike has decent range it's a contender. Extra range can be a plus,...
Forum: Americas 09-14-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 311
Posted By JustKip
People do things like that all the time. I have a...

People do things like that all the time. I have a group of friends scattered all over the US and one in Canada, and we often meet in TX hill country in late March to ride together. Some fly and rent,...
Forum: Hacks 09-14-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 610
Posted By JustKip
The first thing you need to do is decide how it...

The first thing you need to do is decide how it will be used. A Ural would be out of the question for freeway travel (for rational people).

A GS rig would be awesome, but do you need for it to...
Forum: Americas 09-14-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 186
Posted By JustKip
Hurricane season. Watch the weather reports

Hurricane season. Watch the weather reports
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-14-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,824
Posted By JustKip
For 7 years an '07 R1200GS was an adventure bike...

For 7 years an '07 R1200GS was an adventure bike to me. That don't mean I ever thought it was a dirt bike, but I took it a lot of places I wouldn't have taken the Harley, or even the '77 Kawasaki...
Forum: Beasts 09-14-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 4,474
Views: 780,841
Posted By JustKip
I understand that, but most of the premium my...

I understand that, but most of the premium my friends and I have tested had no ethanol content, so it burns slower and gets better mileage. As for performance, most of us, most of the time, weren't...
Forum: Beasts 09-14-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 376
Posted By JustKip
Allow me to be first. One wheel trailers follow...

Allow me to be first. One wheel trailers follow the same track of your bike. Two wheel trailers behind a bike have 3 tracks - more tracks than a car, making it hard to miss potholes and roadkill.
...
Forum: Beasts 09-14-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 4,474
Views: 780,841
Posted By JustKip
+100 and I suspect the biggest difference...

+100

and I suspect the biggest difference anybody is experiencing in both performance and mileage is from ethanol content. It's pretty common for higher grades of fuel to have little or no...
Forum: Americas 09-14-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 592
Posted By JustKip
Somebody crossed a major portion of Europe on a...

Somebody crossed a major portion of Europe on a CT90

Although "ta-rider" was riding a bigger bike, it's still quite small.

This guy rode Portland, OR to Alaska on a 125cc Honda GROM...
Forum: Hacks 09-13-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 577
Posted By JustKip
I had a co worker in the late 80s who bought them...

I had a co worker in the late 80s who bought them from the wrecking yard for $5 each for his Yamaha XS-something.

I'm not a fan of the dark side for 2 wheelers, but he never had a problem in 2...
Forum: Face plant 09-13-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,069
Posted By JustKip
Thank you! It's good to hear words of...

Thank you! It's good to hear words of encouragement from somebody who's freshly recover-ing.
Mine was also a Tibial plateau fracture - both sides. It was repaired with 2 plates and enough screws to...
Forum: Road warriors 09-13-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,881
Posted By JustKip
Moto Guzzi introduces their new W-3 engine ...

Moto Guzzi introduces their new W-3 engine

http://thekneeslider.com/images/2009/08/moto-guzzi-w103.jpg
Forum: Face plant 09-13-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,015
Posted By JustKip
As long as you can laugh at yourself, and nothing...

As long as you can laugh at yourself, and nothing is broke, it's a good day.
Forum: Beasts 09-13-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 949
Posted By JustKip
Those 2 aspects ARE what makes it better off...

Those 2 aspects ARE what makes it better off road. That's it, but it's almost significant, having that low rpm tractability. It's also why the Tiger 800 is a great touring mount, while the F800 is...
Forum: Hacks 09-13-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,103
Posted By JustKip
Thanks Karl I was drooling on your rig...

Thanks Karl

I was drooling on your rig over in Santa Maria a couple of months ago. It's pretty close to exactly what I was planning to do. But I've gotta say, I really don't like Claude's...
Forum: Hacks 09-13-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 786
Posted By JustKip
:tb Damn, I miss my GS

:tb



Damn, I miss my GS
Forum: Beasts 09-13-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 949
Posted By JustKip
Hmmmm. Gotta disagree with that. The F800 IS...

Hmmmm. Gotta disagree with that. The F800 IS noticeably better on single track, and it probably fares a little better when you drop it. But for the stated purposes, an XC isn't going to be a problem...
Forum: Face plant 09-13-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,069
Posted By JustKip
So that's SIX MONTHS after breaking it, for you...

So that's SIX MONTHS after breaking it, for you to finally walk unassisted!

I'm still in a wheelchair. I broke my collar bone in the wreck too, so they didn't let me use crutches or walker for 12...
Forum: Road warriors 09-12-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,881
Posted By JustKip
That's how it's spelled in Swedish

That's how it's spelled in Swedish
Forum: Americas 09-12-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 559
Posted By JustKip
You guys down there south of the Tehachapi...

You guys down there south of the Tehachapi mountains don't get any weather at all, but much of the area you're planning to ride gets heavy precipitation from Jan thru March, and some in April. I've...
Forum: Americas 09-12-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 504
Posted By JustKip
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=94...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=946163
Forum: Beasts 09-12-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 4,474
Views: 780,841
Posted By JustKip
Why not a 150/70?

Why not a 150/70?
Forum: Americas 09-12-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 504
Posted By JustKip
Still not weight bearing, for another 4 weeks....

Still not weight bearing, for another 4 weeks. It's been 10 already and I've got cabin fever, BAD! The GS is gone, totaled :cry




I really can't think of a good reason not to go :deal
Forum: Americas 09-12-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 670
Posted By JustKip
I'm with Mastery on this one. A little...

I'm with Mastery on this one.

A little Zen advice from National Geographic Traveler magazine: What’s your best travel advice? Roshi Joan Halifax: The itinerary is always subject to reality.
...
Forum: Americas 09-11-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 504
Posted By JustKip
My vote goes to Mrs. Eyes Shut's recommendation....

My vote goes to Mrs. Eyes Shut's recommendation. (:wavehi Diane)

Except you have time for both, and Joshua Tree :deal
Forum: Beasts 09-11-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 10,564
Posted By JustKip
My GF rides her 800 Roadie that kind of mileage...

My GF rides her 800 Roadie that kind of mileage regularly. Last year we did a central CA to central TX and back, with 3 "layover" days of only 200 (more or less) mile/day with friends in TX hill...
Forum: Face plant 09-11-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,069
Posted By JustKip
She did a ride report a few weeks ago, called...

She did a ride report a few weeks ago, called "Broken leg rides again". First ride in 4-5 months, IIRC, and leg still not 100%

The RR caught my attention because I'm sitting at home with a very...
Forum: Beasts 09-11-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 904
Posted By JustKip
A friend has the 450, and I love it! But it rides...

A friend has the 450, and I love it! But it rides in the truck to the desert, because you can't license it for the street here in CA. I'm pretty sure it don't come from the dealer street legal in any...
Forum: Beasts 09-11-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 904
Posted By JustKip
That bike rips! And there's not a street legal...

That bike rips!
And there's not a street legal version in the USA
Forum: Beasts 09-11-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 904
Posted By JustKip
In order to really get the power you need to do...

In order to really get the power you need to do the exhaust and power commander. The air box makes a difference, but it's pretty small (1.5hp) compared to the full package (about 7-8hp)
Forum: Beasts 09-11-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 904
Posted By JustKip
For the cost of a WR250, plus all the upgrades,...

For the cost of a WR250, plus all the upgrades, you could have a KTM 690 Enduro. Assuming you're financing anyway; why not? (I mean other than perceived dependability?)
Forum: Beasts 09-11-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 904
Posted By JustKip
It costs about $1,000 to get better performance...

It costs about $1,000 to get better performance from idle to redline, and there are a couple $ thou in other upgrades to make a great adventure touring bike out of it...especially if you want the...
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