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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-15-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 12,731
Posted By Bucho
Being old really helps. Full gear and looking...

Being old really helps. Full gear and looking like a responsible rider matters to me but probably not some cops.

Its kind of a crap shoot. I dont write many tickets but some officers pretty much...
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 584
Posted By Bucho
Im an east coast tight woods/single track guy so...

Im an east coast tight woods/single track guy so I dont know much about desert riding. But why would you NOT wear knee armor? Its like $20 for knee/shin armor.
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2014, 05:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 584
Posted By Bucho
Someone who knows what they are doing to help you...

Someone who knows what they are doing to help you is key. If you have lots of experienced riding buddies then great. Either way actual dirt bike training is probably well worth it.

Dont...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-14-2014, 02:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 665
Posted By Bucho
I have no sympathy for the bike thief. The only...

I have no sympathy for the bike thief.
The only reason I wouldnt shoot a bike thief is bc the state of MD would send me to jail for it.
Forum: Hacks 06-29-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 6,358
Views: 2,307,764
Posted By Bucho
Awesome! Im not super proficient but I can...

Awesome!
Im not super proficient but I can fly the chair a little bit. Did this for a friend once and he says, " Whoa! Its like a sidecar wheelie!"
Forum: Hacks 06-09-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 1,147
Views: 300,473
Posted By Bucho
Sounds like you gave him a great life.

Sounds like you gave him a great life.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-23-2014, 05:09 AM
Replies: 11,059
Views: 682,062
Posted By Bucho
Nobody seems to want it

Nobody seems to want it
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-21-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 11,059
Views: 682,062
Posted By Bucho
I havnt tagged in a long time. Ill try to grab...

I havnt tagged in a long time. Ill try to grab it Friday morning.
Forum: 2 smokers 05-18-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 1,075
Views: 289,241
Posted By Bucho
Really nice Yamahas!

Really nice Yamahas!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-25-2014, 04:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 581
Posted By Bucho
What is an AT? If you dont have any friends...

What is an AT?

If you dont have any friends to ride off road with. You might be better off taking some sort of offroad course/class and paying for instruction.

Not that its impossible to do it...
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2014, 10:51 PM
Replies: 2,366
Views: 211,308
Posted By Bucho
Looks pretty cool. I've never made it out to the...

Looks pretty cool. I've never made it out to the West w/ my dirtbike.
Forum: Hacks 04-20-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 363
Posted By Bucho
Happy Easter!

After Church I took the family for an ambling ride along some dirt roads that followed a creek. We stopped a few times to get out and play.



...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-16-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,895
Posted By Bucho
Wow Rob, that is quite a system! If it works for...

Wow Rob, that is quite a system! If it works for you then awesome.

My normal bike to drop is a KTM300 smoker. Not much technique needed to lift it up.
Though 2 weeks ago I was doing a police...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-16-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,895
Posted By Bucho
Yeah, you are missing something in the technique....

Yeah, you are missing something in the technique. Really shouldnt be that hard.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-14-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,884
Posted By Bucho
Those tire pressures sound on the high side. You...

Those tire pressures sound on the high side. You could easily run more like 32/36. That is still plenty high enough for street/high speed riding.
Loose gravel is loose gravel not too much is...
Forum: Hacks 04-14-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 6,358
Views: 2,307,764
Posted By Bucho
I have used that manuever before. It works with...

I have used that manuever before. It works with your solo bike too, (its just a little trickier to balance).
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 2,366
Views: 211,308
Posted By Bucho
Yes, you can get away with taller gearing if you...

Yes, you can get away with taller gearing if you run an auto clutch. Or at least my buddy does and it seems to work for him.
Forum: Hacks 03-31-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 19,658
Posted By Bucho
Got my first hack last year. I was 34.

Got my first hack last year. I was 34.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-30-2014, 11:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,540
Posted By Bucho
Proper boots, elbow/knee armor. The buddy...

Proper boots, elbow/knee armor.

The buddy who knows what he is doing is a really good idea.

Im not saying this to disuade you, but the KLR is a pretty big heavy bike for offroad. Is very...
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 2,366
Views: 211,308
Posted By Bucho
I think most KTMs could benefit from a steering...

I think most KTMs could benefit from a steering stabilizer. Though I've made it a few years without putting one on my bike. But that is more bc Im kinda cheap. They arent NEEDED, but they are...
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 2,366
Views: 211,308
Posted By Bucho
12 pounds of air sounds really high for the...

12 pounds of air sounds really high for the pirelli mt43. You might like it better with less air. Imho about 8lbs works good.
Ill have to check out the vee rubber, Im not familiar with it.
Forum: 2 smokers 03-24-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 33,015
Posted By Bucho
Awesome!

Awesome!
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 2,366
Views: 211,308
Posted By Bucho
I've become a pretty big fan of the Pirelli...

I've become a pretty big fan of the Pirelli trials tire on the rear. The only disadvantage I can feel is under braking, especially when going downhill. I also don't think they work good for some...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-21-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,779
Posted By Bucho
You are more or less right. Perhaps overthinking...

You are more or less right. Perhaps overthinking the whole thing. But if we are here to discuss motorcycles then lets do it.

For years I had nothing but a DR650. It was my "do everything" bike....
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-19-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 796
Posted By Bucho
damn quads

damn quads
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 2,366
Views: 211,308
Posted By Bucho
I grew up in Merrimack NH and learned to ride a...

I grew up in Merrimack NH and learned to ride a street bike there. I wanted to deliver pizza via motorbike when I worked at Mr G's Pizza.

Sorry to thread jack.
Forum: 2 smokers 03-15-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 33,015
Posted By Bucho
That 400 looks awesome. Id be tempted if lived...

That 400 looks awesome. Id be tempted if lived closer.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-14-2014, 11:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 796
Posted By Bucho
Thanks for all input. From what I could find...

Thanks for all input. From what I could find online it does appear that a majority of the trails are quads only. Thats dissapointing. It seems that at the "pay to ride" places I go, quads/utvs...
Forum: Thumpers 03-14-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,052
Posted By Bucho
Ill more or less agree with you. My other bikes...

Ill more or less agree with you. My other bikes are both Jap bikes and they are great bikes.
But for a street legal two stroke enduro/woods bike, the Japs arent building them. KTM or the other...
Forum: Thumpers 03-14-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 2,366
Views: 211,308
Posted By Bucho
Ive had a 99 that I felt has been a pretty...

Ive had a 99 that I felt has been a pretty reliable bike. I did finally have to replace a stator (funny how that was mentioned). Other then that it has been a good bike for me.
Id love a newer...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-13-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,198
Posted By Bucho
I always liked my motard type bike for this...

I always liked my motard type bike for this reason. All the times I messed up a corner I was still able to make corrections and keep from crashing.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-11-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 796
Posted By Bucho
info/help, NH offroading, Ride the Wilds?

Hello to the collective. I was hoping some new Englanders could help me out with some information.

I was reading the latest AMA magazine and it mentioned an interconnected riding area up in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-10-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,267
Posted By Bucho
Id have a few of those in the stable if they were...

Id have a few of those in the stable if they were cheaper to maintain.
Forum: Thumpers 03-09-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,052
Posted By Bucho
Sorry, you are correct. Id still like it though.

Sorry, you are correct. Id still like it though.
Forum: Thumpers 03-09-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,052
Posted By Bucho
I love my KTM300exc. I wouldn't want to do the...

I love my KTM300exc. I wouldn't want to do the TAT on it, but its a fun short range dualsport.

Ossa has the direct injection 2stroke motor. I'm waiting for KTM to do it.
Forum: Hacks 03-09-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 602
Posted By Bucho
Sounds like a good idea to me.

Sounds like a good idea to me.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-09-2014, 05:13 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,267
Posted By Bucho
Sorry for the threadjack While...

Sorry for the threadjack

While dirtbiking/dualsporting, Ive met both cool horse people and what I felt were jackass horse people.
I believe the majority of pissed off horse people were really...
Forum: Hacks 03-08-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 6,358
Views: 2,307,764
Posted By Bucho
Either way, neat old pic

Either way, neat old pic
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-07-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 882
Posted By Bucho
I'm in Frederick. Hoping to do some more...

I'm in Frederick. Hoping to do some more dualsport riding this spring.
The last couple years I've gotten into more offroad type stuff. As in hauling my minimally street legal bike somewhere to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-05-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,017
Posted By Bucho
I"ve only stealth camped a few times. Some camps...

I"ve only stealth camped a few times. Some camps were better then others but I guess I was lucky and they all turned out at least okay, if not good. The only bad experience I had was when it turned...
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