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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-24-2011, 11:10 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 30,558
Posted By squids leap
A coworker of my mom back in the 90s bought a...

A coworker of my mom back in the 90s bought a custom chopper for around 10k, it was used but it was showroom. She took the class to get her DMV test taken care of and failed the first time by hitting...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-07-2010, 01:42 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,595
Posted By squids leap
:lol3 , yeah I came from a street background...

:lol3 , yeah I came from a street background where your bike will look new for as long as it takes to drop it, for me that was never in 13 years of street riding. In that time I had 3 bikes, EX,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-07-2010, 01:24 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,595
Posted By squids leap
My 2cents, when you in the city comming up to red...

My 2cents, when you in the city comming up to red lights stay in a lane splitting position, even if your not going to or your at the front of the line. If someone is not stopping for what ever...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-06-2010, 01:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,285
Posted By squids leap
Only had two injury moments from 16yrs of riding,...

Only had two injury moments from 16yrs of riding, and only one of them was a crash.

The first time I got hurt on my bike the peg broke off in mid 4th from landing a little hard. Messed up my...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-06-2010, 12:48 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,871
Posted By squids leap
gallantry doesn't get your laid anymore:deal ,...

gallantry doesn't get your laid anymore:deal , but scaring a bikini clad (trying to think of something decent to call these idiots) women half to death works like a charm......I guess.
Forum: Face plant 04-02-2010, 12:34 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 29,606
Posted By squids leap
Thanks for posting your long term wrap ups, I...

Thanks for posting your long term wrap ups, I shatered my left clav thanksgiving 2009, they went in and recovered most of it and put a plate on it (lucky for me no bone grafts). I had the serg on...
Forum: Thumpers 01-15-2010, 02:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 12,881
Posted By squids leap
I usually run non dot's, mostly because my riding...

I usually run non dot's, mostly because my riding is out in the des and not much road. They still stick on the road but the milage is pretty bad. The street doesn't seem to kill them like the dirt...
Forum: Face plant 01-11-2010, 04:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,010
Posted By squids leap
My first face plant

Since I read this forum quite a bit I though I should post mine just to give back so to speak :D .

I was out on the dry lake over thanks giving weekend. The sun was starting to set and I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-11-2010, 01:57 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 14,432
Posted By squids leap
I started on the street at 14 (two weeks after...

I started on the street at 14 (two weeks after birthday, unlicenced). My dad gave me a couple (read 2) lessons in a parking lot, then it was onto the freeway and back roads to borego springs. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-11-2010, 01:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,359
Posted By squids leap
Seeing that I may be the shortest dude on ADV...

Seeing that I may be the shortest dude on ADV rider I"ll give me thoughts. I'm 5 foot nothing (acually 5-4) and have a TE610 husky. I think this bike would be too tall for you at 5-7 even, I was...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-18-2009, 01:46 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,355
Posted By squids leap
Back when I rode sport bikes with my dad he'd...

Back when I rode sport bikes with my dad he'd have a beer or two, said it helped him losen up and go faster. He calls it liquid courage. Never had a bad experience but he did go noticably faster. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-04-2009, 01:19 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,691
Posted By squids leap
I never had a dirt bike when I was a kid, but I...

I never had a dirt bike when I was a kid, but I did ride and RT100 yahmaha once at 12yrs old, spent half the day trying to take off smoothly and the other half picking myself up off the dirt. One...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-22-2009, 12:31 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,723
Posted By squids leap
+1 for the water vest, I have one and if you ring...

+1 for the water vest, I have one and if you ring it out well it wont even get you wet, but at speed you will be COLD if its under 90+. It last about 3 to 4 hrs in the desert dryness but you can...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-22-2009, 12:13 PM
Replies: 9,867
Views: 739,899
Posted By squids leap
BIG T's IN THE HOUSE!! Wuz up man, you been...

BIG T's IN THE HOUSE!! Wuz up man, you been stay'n away from oncomming ATVs ?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-22-2009, 12:05 PM
Replies: 9,867
Views: 739,899
Posted By squids leap
I had a blast riding with all of you. Still...

I had a blast riding with all of you. Still pick'n dirt outa my face from getting roosted by Dirt Jumper (He's F'n fast man). I hope Aaron heels fast and can get back into the game soon. I'd like...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-19-2009, 02:45 PM
Replies: 9,867
Views: 739,899
Posted By squids leap
That cop was prob just taking a beer break, or...

That cop was prob just taking a beer break, or smok'n some shit he took from some campers :lol3
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-18-2009, 03:38 PM
Replies: 9,867
Views: 739,899
Posted By squids leap
Yeah Elsinore is a little bit far, I usually end...

Yeah Elsinore is a little bit far, I usually end up down there to go to Big Jims (grand and corydon where pizza used to be) they have good beer and food but its outa the way. The only rear reason I...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-18-2009, 02:20 PM
Replies: 9,867
Views: 739,899
Posted By squids leap
I'll meet you up there at 10. I know John needs...

I'll meet you up there at 10. I know John needs to take off early but what bout the Dog House? I'm up for an elsinor run for lunch, or Hells Kitchen (yeahs I'm a fatty who plans his rides around...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-21-2009, 12:03 PM
Replies: 9,867
Views: 739,899
Posted By squids leap
Looks like you all had a fun ride, I was up there...

Looks like you all had a fun ride, I was up there in my truck a few days ago to show my buddy from out of town the view. I'd like to ride again, but I still have the bolts stuck in my frame from...
Forum: Thumpers 01-05-2009, 11:26 AM
Replies: 26,474
Views: 3,563,304
Posted By squids leap
I have not yet pulled the trigger on the...

I have not yet pulled the trigger on the suspension but I"ve been looking around for a while. As far as I can tell Trial Tricks in Fraizer Park is good and they do work on the Marz and Sachs. Many...
Forum: Thumpers 12-23-2008, 03:56 PM
Replies: 26,474
Views: 3,563,304
Posted By squids leap
Mine broke right under the plate, looks like it...

Mine broke right under the plate, looks like it was on purpose until you look under and see that its just a break, I think it looks better this way. It may be a while til I save up enough $ but once...
Forum: Thumpers 12-23-2008, 11:55 AM
Replies: 26,474
Views: 3,563,304
Posted By squids leap
I dropped the bike with a top out spacer so the...

I dropped the bike with a top out spacer so the rear couldn't extend all the way, it was the cheapest way to do it and I didn't change the spring or anything else. Now that I've been riding it for 2...
Forum: Thumpers 12-22-2008, 03:30 PM
Replies: 26,474
Views: 3,563,304
Posted By squids leap
I set the sag at 3.75 inches giving up a quarter...

I set the sag at 3.75 inches giving up a quarter inch to have just a little more valving to slow things down, added a little rebound since the preload is higher, high speed comp is at 8 click in from...
Forum: Thumpers 12-22-2008, 12:02 PM
Replies: 26,474
Views: 3,563,304
Posted By squids leap
Peg snapped off

This is a warning for the TE610, my peg snapped off yesterday when I bottomed out the rear end. The bolts snapped in half and my leg kept on going. I was in the mid of 4th gear. If your ride this...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-08-2008, 10:40 PM
Replies: 9,867
Views: 739,899
Posted By squids leap
happy birthday man, I'll keep my fingers crossed...

happy birthday man, I'll keep my fingers crossed about the gate but it sounds like its will be closed. I can't wait to have some close riding again either.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-07-2008, 12:18 PM
Replies: 9,867
Views: 739,899
Posted By squids leap
So the opening is pushed back to Monday the...

So the opening is pushed back to Monday the 10th.......since thats my birthday I think a day off work will be in order. Should be pretty empty on a work day, if anyone wants to go shoot me a PM.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-22-2008, 01:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,529
Posted By squids leap
2 more cents, don't lock your rear break on the...

2 more cents, don't lock your rear break on the street going into corners, unless your good at back'n it in, you will cause more harm than good, and might high side.

+1 on cagers trying to kill...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-22-2008, 12:19 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 4,458
Posted By squids leap
I envy most of you who were riding at such a...

I envy most of you who were riding at such a young age, I didn't get my first bike til I was 14 (days after my birthday). My dad was sick of riding alone, so he got me an EX500 kawi for my 14th...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-21-2008, 12:47 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,712
Posted By squids leap
On the street I'd have to say the safe bike would...

On the street I'd have to say the safe bike would be a standard late model bike, street tires, upright riding position still enough power to get out of trouble on the freeway (dual sports don't excel...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-08-2008, 12:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,129
Posted By squids leap
:rofl You know a lot about crack head culture!! ...

:rofl You know a lot about crack head culture!! Are you a cop?.... seriously though, spare plugs are going into my tank bag, I like the denyabilty factor :clap .
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-08-2008, 12:09 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 11,666
Posted By squids leap
My 2 cents, you should always use the clutch to...

My 2 cents, you should always use the clutch to downshift and upshift on the street or the trail. Any engine builder can tell if you used it or not when they take apart the trans. The only time not...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-08-2008, 11:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,129
Posted By squids leap
My Dads friend back in the early 70s used to...

My Dads friend back in the early 70s used to carry a pocket full of ball bearings just for times like this, he's let up and give em the lane, then get in front of them and toss the bearings over his...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-28-2008, 01:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,125
Posted By squids leap
I was in a simular place as Npeton here, rode on...

I was in a simular place as Npeton here, rode on the street for 14yrs, no dirt exp at all. Finally deceided I was sick of the whole street riding thing (lots of blow hards who wanted to look faster...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-20-2008, 01:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,500
Posted By squids leap
I know this thread is months old now, but I just...

I know this thread is months old now, but I just read it today so its new to me:D , I just wanted to let all of you who ride heavy-er bikes that if you are not going to ride to the place and its very...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-18-2008, 01:11 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 46,456
Posted By squids leap
"cops have never been able to catch me" :D ,...

"cops have never been able to catch me" :D , I've heard this from many younger riders on sport bikes......non of which I think ever really ditched a cop ever.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-18-2008, 12:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 539
Posted By squids leap
I really don't know jack about this...

I really don't know jack about this stuff.......but I do always have opinions :D , this feels nice for me and may feel good to you too, have your shifter a little up from middle so you boot can get...
Forum: Face plant 08-14-2008, 12:36 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 13,361
Posted By squids leap
Now I feel old also.... '92 EX 500 at 14yrs...

Now I feel old also....

'92 EX 500 at 14yrs old (500*2)/(14*1) = 71

'92 600 F2 at 16yrs old (600*4)/(16*2) = 75

'02 600 F4i at 22yrs old (600*4)/(22*8) = 13.6

Now, '06 TE610 at 28yrs...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-01-2008, 01:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 572
Posted By squids leap
I wish I could have 6 bikes, maybe some day I...

I wish I could have 6 bikes, maybe some day I still have a ways to go at 29 yrs old. I started at 14 on an EX 500 (now the 500 ninja). My dad took me to a parking lot twice and then it was out to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-25-2008, 01:22 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 6,082
Posted By squids leap
As long as its legal in your state I think...

As long as its legal in your state I think spliting is WAY safer than waiting to be crushed between two cars, esp on the freeway durring stop and go traffic. Sure you have to pay attention, but you...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-25-2008, 01:14 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 12,844
Posted By squids leap
+1 for the salt. I went to the ER in Phoenix AZ,...

+1 for the salt. I went to the ER in Phoenix AZ, drank plenty of water (doc told me to my face that I acually drank too much water) but didn't get enough food in me, ran too low on electros and...
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