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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 08:54 PM
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Posted By Grreatdog
That makes two of us. Which is why I don't...

That makes two of us. Which is why I don't exactly fit in with guys comparing pannier stickers over lattes at Starbucks. I am more the bitching over something else busted on me at a barbeque joint...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 07:21 PM
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Views: 1,008,015
Posted By Grreatdog
I just want one of you Yamariders to give me a...

I just want one of you Yamariders to give me a heads up when Yamaha starts taking deposits on the new WR700R. I heard it is really boss.
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 05:38 PM
Replies: 17,766
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Posted By Grreatdog
I am not buying it. My theory is, and has been...

I am not buying it. My theory is, and has been since your first anti four stroke rant, that you are really Super Hunkie's fake n00b. The weird KDX fetish is just too much of a coincidence. Granted,...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 02:53 PM
Replies: 17,766
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Posted By Grreatdog
http://superhunky.com/images/site/November_8_2004-...

http://superhunky.com/images/site/November_8_2004-3_crop_252.jpg
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 02:47 PM
Replies: 17,766
Views: 1,008,015
Posted By Grreatdog
Damn. Damn. Damn. I used gray zip ties to match...

Damn. Damn. Damn. I used gray zip ties to match the frame on my 525. :baldy
Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 10:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 542
Posted By Grreatdog
What I saw for busted up type trauma was head (no...

What I saw for busted up type trauma was head (no helmet law where I rode the fire truck) and then lower legs. Heads usually from hitting the pavement and lower legs from being hit by cars. Road rash...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 10:40 AM
Replies: 17,766
Views: 1,008,015
Posted By Grreatdog
Finland did place a respectable 14th in per...

Finland did place a respectable 14th in per capita alcohol consumption. The USA is completely out of the points with a dismal 22nd place finish.

Whether this is coincidence or not I cannot...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 10:33 AM
Replies: 17,766
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Posted By Grreatdog
Actually I do. If I were still a broke-assed bike...

Actually I do. If I were still a broke-assed bike only punk with a long commute to work and school, as I once was, then a KLR650 would be on my short list. But that kind of self flagellation is for...
Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 09:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 542
Posted By Grreatdog
I pretty much always ride in MX boots unless it...

I pretty much always ride in MX boots unless it is a quick trip to the library or a store or something. Then I might wear work boots. Might. I really prefer being in MX boots. But I am two ankle...
Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 08:32 AM
Replies: 3,029
Views: 1,194,919
Posted By Grreatdog
Which is why I have a half dozen of those give...

Which is why I have a half dozen of those give away Harbor Freight flashlights. Those may be the single best thing they "sell". :clap
Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 07:55 AM
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Posted By Grreatdog
That is a repaired broken shifter. The other...

That is a repaired broken shifter. The other repaired shifter lives under the seat of my 640. When I break one it gets a hole drilled in the end, a nut and bolt through it then the bolt wrapped in...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 06:58 AM
Replies: 17,766
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Posted By Grreatdog
Barnes and Noble. Trust a land surveyor when it...

Barnes and Noble. Trust a land surveyor when it comes to finding bad coffee and good shitters. They have both in the same place.
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 06:56 AM
Replies: 5,296
Views: 777,548
Posted By Grreatdog
It has nothing to do with bad starting technique....

It has nothing to do with bad starting technique. Yamaha either had a design issue or bad metal. Mine broke two in the exact same place on the engine side of the splines. Back when I posted at TT...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 06:26 AM
Replies: 17,766
Views: 1,008,015
Posted By Grreatdog
As usual, the idiots at dirt Bike "get" it. ...

As usual, the idiots at dirt Bike "get" it.

Kawasaki’s KLR650 is the crocodile of the motorcycle world. It survived motorcycling’s mass extinction of the ’80s, endured the icy economy of the...
Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 05:24 AM
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Views: 1,194,919
Posted By Grreatdog
I got my tool kit to under three pounds for about...

I got my tool kit to under three pounds for about $50 by using my brain instead of my wallet. I paid very close attention to every tool I needed while getting my shed find 525 ready for the street....
Forum: Thumpers 05-25-2015, 08:44 AM
Replies: 17,766
Views: 1,008,015
Posted By Grreatdog
Since it appears everybody else has a similar...

Since it appears everybody else has a similar hangover this morning and know y'all would never give bad advice, I have a serious question. Can you get a hangover from over indulging on smoked meat? ...
Forum: Equipment 05-25-2015, 06:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 263
Posted By Grreatdog
I have been wearing cheap Element boots for many...

I have been wearing cheap Element boots for many years. I can't stand lug soles so those linked wouldn't work for me. But they appear otherwise identical. Which means for a price point boot they will...
Forum: Thumpers 05-24-2015, 07:54 PM
Replies: 17,766
Views: 1,008,015
Posted By Grreatdog
Try my 525 with the stock tank. Since you can...

Try my 525 with the stock tank. Since you can only go about 50 miles before hitting reserve oil is never an issue. Not that it has used a drop of oil yet.

But the gas thing is almost comical...
Forum: Thumpers 05-24-2015, 07:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 178
Posted By Grreatdog
Well, I was hoping somebody else would answer so...

Well, I was hoping somebody else would answer so I wouldn't have to drag all my crap out of the spares box. I threw the box out but saved the corner with the part number.

It is a Magura Jack...
Forum: Thumpers 05-24-2015, 07:10 PM
Replies: 17,766
Views: 1,008,015
Posted By Grreatdog
Well, this is a Civil War legacy and it's almost...

Well, this is a Civil War legacy and it's almost Memorial Day so thanks to all these guys and gals keeping my mom and dad company. My parents are at the corner marker to the left with fellow Korea...
Forum: Thumpers 05-24-2015, 04:53 AM
Replies: 17,766
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Posted By Grreatdog
I'm with you there. The SC climate I was raised...

I'm with you there. The SC climate I was raised in wasn't conducive to extended periods without personal hygiene. "Dirty hippy" is a subset I don't care for. At least in the hygiene sense.
Forum: Thumpers 05-24-2015, 04:45 AM
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Posted By Grreatdog
It's "CliffsNotes" and my soon to be published...

It's "CliffsNotes" and my soon to be published volume goes like this: WRR's somehow don't don't "feel" heavy, mysteriously go over 100 mph with only 25 horsepower, unspecified "mods" add 10% more...
Forum: Thumpers 05-23-2015, 06:55 PM
Replies: 17,766
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Posted By Grreatdog
I left off uneducated redneck. I suspect my...

I left off uneducated redneck. I suspect my resume in that department would hold up to scrutiny. Probably better than my hippie credentials. After all, I haven't liked sandals since having my pinkie...
Forum: Thumpers 05-23-2015, 06:39 PM
Replies: 17,766
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Posted By Grreatdog
I am and I ain't punching myself. I did enough...

I am and I ain't punching myself. I did enough hard time for God and country to be happy in my own horribly freckled skin. So I can be an orange bike riding hippie if I want to be. Besides, being a...
Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2015, 08:05 PM
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Posted By Grreatdog
And that <strike>bastard</strike> Ajay made me...

And that <strike>bastard</strike> Ajay made me look up a word tonight. A guy from NORTH Carolina. That stung. I need another drink. Y'all done got me riled up.
Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2015, 07:56 PM
Replies: 17,766
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Posted By Grreatdog
Having been forced to take English lit and...

Having been forced to take English lit and creative writing in those hallowed halls of The University of South Carolina, I simply cannot abide poetry. What's next, a critical review of Thomas Hardy...
Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 17,766
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Posted By Grreatdog
Even a stupid kid figures out it ain't the money...

Even a stupid kid figures out it ain't the money after a few years of subsistence foraging on commissary boxed mac and cheese or instant potatoes every time Mom started whining about that E8...
Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2015, 07:30 PM
Replies: 17,766
Views: 1,008,015
Posted By Grreatdog
I posted the love scene when these clowns started...

I posted the love scene when these clowns started in with the poetry.

http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=26837041&postcount=17455

We enshrined that movie in the Library of Congress film...
Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2015, 07:09 PM
Replies: 17,766
Views: 1,008,015
Posted By Grreatdog
That is what drives me crazy about Canadians....

That is what drives me crazy about Canadians. They are too damned polite. An American would have called me a stupid inbred redneck moran. Especially in light of the Deliverance thing last night. But...
Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2015, 06:40 PM
Replies: 17,766
Views: 1,008,015
Posted By Grreatdog
Y'all are just damned lucky it's too cold up...

Y'all are just damned lucky it's too cold up there for us to want anymore than we already grabbed. But with global warming that might change. Just how much oil do you have up there anyway?
Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2015, 06:31 PM
Replies: 17,766
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Posted By Grreatdog
About right for the gas engine without traction...

About right for the gas engine without traction power but a little optimist on the top end. At least ours has been ridden HARD. Prolly just needs clickers.

Ajay will be glad to know we bought a...
Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2015, 06:10 PM
Replies: 17,766
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Posted By Grreatdog
I don't think he is talking as much about the...

I don't think he is talking as much about the check as the bennies. If you like doing crazy things it is hard to beat having your uncle pay the tab.
Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2015, 06:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,491
Posted By Grreatdog
I watched a 2015 KTM 690 Enduro pull a power...

I watched a 2015 KTM 690 Enduro pull a power wheelie in third or fourth gear blowing past my already stupid fast 525 like it was tied to an anchor. Then we raced each other to nearly 100 mph on dirt...
Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 17,766
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Posted By Grreatdog
I think he meant American muscle cars not "hot...

I think he meant American muscle cars not "hot hatches" with faux rally car plastic.

Paging Ajay to the white courtesy phone to explain how push rod motors with coffee can sized pistons and carbs...
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2015, 05:39 PM
Replies: 17,766
Views: 1,008,015
Posted By Grreatdog
That ain't good where I come from. <iframe...

That ain't good where I come from.

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/9gLN3QoN-q8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

There. That should put an end to...
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2015, 05:19 PM
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Posted By Grreatdog
Sounds like plan. What could go wrong? After all,...

Sounds like plan. What could go wrong? After all, given your employer, I am certain you have a site specific safety plan in place and all the guards installed on your chop saw.
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2015, 04:46 PM
Replies: 17,766
Views: 1,008,015
Posted By Grreatdog
I finished the bourbon. It is on to the expensive...

I finished the bourbon. It is on to the expensive stuff now.
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2015, 04:19 PM
Replies: 17,766
Views: 1,008,015
Posted By Grreatdog
Huh, I had to go out and do real work today -...

Huh, I had to go out and do real work today - manly work. As in clearing brush with a machete and humping equipment around in the woods and y'all are here doing ..... POETRY?

I am going to finish...
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2015, 05:54 PM
Replies: 17,766
Views: 1,008,015
Posted By Grreatdog
One thing about owning a KTM is 8mm everything. I...

One thing about owning a KTM is 8mm everything. I finally bought two extra 8mm wrenches and two extra 8mm sockets. Now I have four 8 mm combination wrenches, four 8 mm sockets, one 8 mm impact bit...
Forum: The Garage 05-20-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 912
Posted By Grreatdog
Our local CL has very high mileage 1995 beaters...

Our local CL has very high mileage 1995 beaters starting from $2500. That was the lowest I saw. Which you would expect since that is book value. But they go up to $4700 for the most expensive I saw...
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