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Forum: Equipment 08-21-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 644
Posted By dhallilama
I know all the safety negatives to open face...

I know all the safety negatives to open face helmets, but wear my Bell 500 more often than my full face helmets, both on and off road.

I'll grab the full face if I'm heading somewhere on the...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-15-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,187
Posted By dhallilama
well, it's different... i dig it so far. ...

well, it's different... i dig it so far.

curious to hear how the rear MT43 works out on the front.

i run a MT43 on the back and a different brand (rear) 19" trials tire on the front. the...
Forum: 2 smokers 08-13-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,629
Posted By dhallilama
'77 Yamaha IT250 served as my daily for the...

'77 Yamaha IT250 served as my daily for the better part of a year, but just 12 miles/day. got bored with it and it sat in the back of the shop for 6 months. just dusted it off and using it off and on...
Forum: Equipment 04-06-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 549
Posted By dhallilama
prettymuch a perfect description...

prettymuch a perfect description...
Forum: Equipment 04-06-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 549
Posted By dhallilama
Olympia, TourMaster and Joe Rocket all have a one...

Olympia, TourMaster and Joe Rocket all have a one piece for under $450.

The only one I've tried on is the Olympia Odyssey (right at $450). Liked it a lot... tons of pockets, vents, easy on/off. ...
Forum: 2 smokers 02-18-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 17,609
Posted By dhallilama
you also have the bonus of not riding behind a...

you also have the bonus of not riding behind a 465. when my yz490 was my main ride, i used to think i must be pretty damn fast, because rarely was anyone close behind. had little to do with the...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-16-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,940
Posted By dhallilama
soul. there's something to be said about a...

soul. there's something to be said about a machine that's been around 40 or 50 years... and will be around for another 40 or 50.

my '67 harley sportster may not be the fastest, best handling,...
Forum: 2 smokers 02-16-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,357
Posted By dhallilama
i've got a 21 for it now. doesn't lift it up at...

i've got a 21 for it now. doesn't lift it up at all. overall this bike is small and low; half the time i feel like i'm riding an 80cc. it's not nearly as tall (seat height or ground clearance) as a...
Forum: 2 smokers 02-15-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,357
Posted By dhallilama
you're missing the point that this was a dirt...

you're missing the point that this was a dirt cheap bike that was in piss poor condition, had some parts pulled out of a pile and all thrown together for very little coin.

before it was...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-05-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,704
Posted By dhallilama
i've been each year... during the day it's easily...

i've been each year... during the day it's easily mellow enough for kids (well, my kids... which are a bit rowdy, come to think of it). evenings get a bit more exciting.
overall a great show,...
Forum: Equipment 02-04-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,883
Posted By dhallilama
I have one piece and two piece. One huge...

I have one piece and two piece.

One huge reason I like one piece: I'll wear the whole thing. Two piece I tend to just grab the jacket when running down the street. Pants do no good sitting on...
Forum: Thumpers 02-03-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 11,716
Posted By dhallilama
I'm in the "updated XR650R with a 6 speed,...

I'm in the "updated XR650R with a 6 speed, e-start, fuel injection" crowd. if it were street legal, all the better.

I gave up on the japanese manufacturers doing anything with 2 strokes again.....
Forum: Equipment 02-02-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,952
Posted By dhallilama
I wear Danner Trophy hunting boots almost every...

I wear Danner Trophy hunting boots almost every day, all year. I can't get over how comfortable they are right out of the box, then just get better from there.

The traction soles are great in the...
Forum: Equipment 01-31-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 850
Posted By dhallilama
i've got a long oval noggin... can't think of any...

i've got a long oval noggin... can't think of any helmet i've had in the past, save for one Arai and a Shark RSi, that i didn't have to massage the EPS for a comfortable fit.

i have an HJC that i...
Forum: Equipment 01-30-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,385
Posted By dhallilama
i'm in my 40s, with good knees considering i've...

i'm in my 40s, with good knees considering i've been riding/racing/falling-off motorcycles for over 30 years now.

unless i'm just playing around in a field without rocks, i wear knee guards....
Forum: The Garage 01-30-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,068
Posted By dhallilama
the only complaint i had about the UHMW skid...

the only complaint i had about the UHMW skid plate on my bike: i forgot how slippery the stuff is... slipped off the work stand more than a couple times.

sure is nice sliding over stuff, though...
Forum: 2 smokers 01-30-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,813
Posted By dhallilama
i love and hate threads like this... awesome...

i love and hate threads like this...

awesome build and looks like it'd be a blast! love that.

i've a garage full of project and finished bikes, but come to think of it i don't have an open...
Forum: Equipment 01-22-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 38,222
Posted By dhallilama
The Shark Vision-R fits my long oval head very...

The Shark Vision-R fits my long oval head very nicely & it's still available, cheap now at $250 on closeout:

http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/shark-vision-r-helmet-solid

they list it as an...
Forum: Equipment 01-22-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 38,222
Posted By dhallilama
i had an icon alliance until someone decided they...

i had an icon alliance until someone decided they needed it more than me (i did leave it unlocked, on the bars of my bike). it fit reasonably well for my long oval noggin, comfortable, not horridly...
Forum: Equipment 01-22-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 19,276
Posted By dhallilama
OK, I've had them for a few days now. ...

OK, I've had them for a few days now.

Sizing: Ordered medium as it's what I wear in most other gloves; fit perfect

Comfort: Rode a number of times for ~30 minutes in dry weather from just...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-18-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,874
Posted By dhallilama
funny, i've got an IT250 that's way modified......

funny, i've got an IT250 that's way modified... keep trying to get the chassis where i want it without luck.
the motor is great; wide powerband, comes on the pipe hard but without a sudden hit, more...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-18-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,489
Posted By dhallilama
guess it depends on the rider... for me, a GS...

guess it depends on the rider... for me, a GS would be an utter nightmare off road & i don't even like it on road. i like the idea of a ninja 300 motor in a capable chassis/suspension package. for...
Forum: 2 smokers 01-16-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 727
Posted By dhallilama
I've ridden a couple of them... my opinion, mixed...

I've ridden a couple of them... my opinion, mixed with owning an IT250 of the same era

-old school ergonomics/feel
-some people hate that version of the mono shock (Race Tech can rebuild it...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-16-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 480
Posted By dhallilama
Delrin is my favorite material for things like...

Delrin is my favorite material for things like that...

second choice is getting a cheap nylon cutting board at the dollar store and cutting it up. works surprisingly well. if you go to a...
Forum: The Garage 01-16-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,742
Posted By dhallilama
i have the old 12 ton H floor press. never had a...

i have the old 12 ton H floor press. never had a problem with it, once setup evenly/squarely.
Forum: The Garage 01-16-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,271
Posted By dhallilama
i've never had a bike with a center stand. if i'm...

i've never had a bike with a center stand. if i'm storing something, it's either on the side stand or occasionally lifted completely off the ground ( i have a couple bikes with old bias ply tires...
Forum: The Garage 01-16-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,218
Posted By dhallilama
that's basically what i did... i use that Harbor...

that's basically what i did... i use that Harbor Freight lift very often & very much like it. it's stable enough for my harley (ok, the harley isn't heavy for a harley at just over 400lbs), works...
Forum: Equipment 01-15-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 438
Posted By dhallilama
i have a Forcefield lite CE1 back protector i...

i have a Forcefield lite CE1 back protector i used briefly in a roadcrafter. the Forecefield is great in my opinion; THIN and eventually flexible/soft-ish once worn for a bit (gets stiff in the cold...
Forum: 2 smokers 01-13-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 74,699
Posted By dhallilama
i hate this thread. why? because i had a...

i hate this thread.

why? because i had a YZ490 and really, really liked it. eric gorr head mod and porting. it could damn near idle up any hill and create a rain storm of rocks at anything...
Forum: Thumpers 01-12-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,352
Posted By dhallilama
well... not really an adventure bike in the...

well... not really an adventure bike in the bunch, but i've gone through a *lot* of bikes over the years.

i really liked the idea of an "adventure bike", thought this whole big BMW GS thing must...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-12-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 15,225
Views: 8,720,003
Posted By dhallilama
um. damn. now she is hot...

um. damn. now she is hot...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-11-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,334
Posted By dhallilama
learning about moto mechanics + currently don't...

learning about moto mechanics + currently don't have tools + on a budget... don't get a Triumph.

go Japanese for your first build. Yamaha or Honda. parts are generally somewhat available and...
Forum: Equipment 01-11-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,955
Posted By dhallilama
used gear. that's my recommendation. you...

used gear. that's my recommendation.
you can generally get a much nicer quality gear that way, particularly if you're an easy size. the classifieds here are a great resource. your local...
Forum: Equipment 01-11-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,220
Posted By dhallilama
although not current or current technology... i...

although not current or current technology... i wear a pair of old MSR/Alpinestars boots more often than any other MX boot i've owned. they're super comfortable, have had them for probably 15 years,...
Forum: Equipment 01-11-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,589
Posted By dhallilama
love it!

love it!
Forum: 2 smokers 01-11-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 1,097
Views: 298,873
Posted By dhallilama
i remember that too... damn near every gas...

i remember that too... damn near every gas station had two stroke oil. none now. seems half the auto parts stores don't even carry it anymore.

now it's cycle gear (few/far between when you're...
Forum: 2 smokers 01-10-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 1,097
Views: 298,873
Posted By dhallilama
my old RD350 got OK mileage for what it was. I...

my old RD350 got OK mileage for what it was. I rode it from Los Angeles to Las Vegas a number of times, a couple runs to Utah and back. Never left me stranded. Just carried extra fuel & spare plugs....
Forum: Old's Cool 01-09-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 1,476
Views: 200,003
Posted By dhallilama
i've seen that motor for sale off and on for...

i've seen that motor for sale off and on for quite a while now. dunno what KLR motors usually go for, but i'm guessing a lot less than this.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-09-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,990
Posted By dhallilama
just plain awesome. no two ways about it. ...

just plain awesome. no two ways about it.

i rode a built Z50 a few years back... it was a blast & way, way faster than i thought it'd be. i've wanted one since.
Forum: Equipment 01-08-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 19,276
Posted By dhallilama
for the price, it beats complaining about my...

for the price, it beats complaining about my current winter gloves... can't possibly be any worse than they are.
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