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Forum: Ride reports 10-11-2004, 10:36 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 12,203
Posted By jclark
Laugh Yep, I met them.

Yep, these were the same guys who were telling Penguin0600 (Scott) that the only reason he wasn't dragging pegs on his FJR was because he must not be "riding the pace that they usually ride." :evil ...
Forum: Ride reports 10-10-2004, 03:58 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 12,203
Posted By jclark
Wink Well I am home safe and sound. Just like last...

Well I am home safe and sound. Just like last year (but very different :huh ) I had a great time with a great group of people. I thoroughly enjoyed riding with everyone even if the first ride did...
Forum: Regional forums 12-11-2003, 01:11 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,929
Posted By jclark
:huh If my experience is the norm (and I believe...

:huh If my experience is the norm (and I believe it is) you won't be notified at all. I checked my credit card activity online to verify they received the paperwork, which I faxed.

Jim
Forum: Regional forums 12-09-2003, 11:35 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,929
Posted By jclark
Re: Re: questions?

Hehe, I see where your priorities lie. :rofl

She is not the only instructor though. There is another woman and a least one other guy who teaches the beginning course. When I was there awhile...
Forum: Regional forums 12-09-2003, 06:45 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,929
Posted By jclark
Question questions?

Hey guys,

I have taken both of the classes at the Honda facility so if you have any questions you don't want to ask the Honda people let me know.

It may be a touch cold in February but it...
Forum: Ride reports 11-20-2003, 12:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,291
Posted By jclark
Photoshop and I are old friends. :evil Basically...

Photoshop and I are old friends. :evil Basically you create lots of layers with the originals and lay everything out. Then you add layer masks to create smooth transitions until you get things to...
Forum: Ride reports 11-19-2003, 07:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,291
Posted By jclark
Eh? The one picture ride report

I was playing last night with a bunch of pictures my friend Scott and I took (mostly Scott which is why he is in only one) of our ride a few weekends ago wondering if I could instill some of the...
Forum: Equipment 11-17-2003, 05:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,817
Posted By jclark
Bluhduh interesting...

I think the technology has real potential and will undoubtably save lives but here it seems is a perfect example of what most people fear about this sort of tool. Judging just from this short blurb...
Forum: Ride reports 10-15-2003, 01:13 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,877
Posted By jclark
Absolutely! In fact I think you and Mutley...

Absolutely! In fact I think you and Mutley personified the advrider spirit more than anyone else this weekend. When gravel and mud and water crossings were mentioned you never once asked if you could...
Forum: Ride reports 10-13-2003, 07:01 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,877
Posted By jclark
Thumb Thanks everyone

I just wanted to thank everyone for such a great time. I enjoyed meeting the group and finally being able to put some faces with the names.

I especially want to thank Ara (aka beemerchef) for...
Forum: Ride reports 10-06-2003, 10:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 601
Posted By jclark
:rofl Do you see any pictures of the bike...

:rofl

Do you see any pictures of the bike laying on its side?:drums

What surprised me most is how smooth they are on the road. :thumb I was expecting to feel the knobs more. Also they don't...
Forum: Ride reports 10-06-2003, 08:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 601
Posted By jclark
Wicked Short but Sweet -- prelude to Rebel Yell

So what do get when you mix an inexperienced 155 lb rider with a nearly 600 lb "dirt bike" and new tires? Well possibly a recipe for disaster but maybe just the right combination for an excellent day...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-29-2003, 08:00 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,484
Posted By jclark
I try to avoid riding at night on longer trips or...

I try to avoid riding at night on longer trips or in traffic but I have found a type of night riding I really enjoy.

If I am in the need for some relaxation or just in the mood for some "wind" I...
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2003, 12:56 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,358
Posted By jclark
I have basically the same ratio with 15/47 at the...

I have basically the same ratio with 15/47 at the moment. You can go all the way from 15/44 (stock on S) to 14/47 (stock on E) with the same chain length. I have both the 44 and 47 rear and 14 and 15...
Forum: Road warriors 09-09-2003, 03:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,733
Posted By jclark
Re: Sweet mother of god! 180 bhp's?!?!?!?!

Not that it makes that much difference at this point since a LOT is a lot but I am sure this figure is for the crank so I am guessing about 150 hp at the rear wheel. This is the same range as the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2003, 10:19 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,358
Posted By jclark
In general it is easier and cheaper to make an S...

In general it is easier and cheaper to make an S out of an E than visa versa (price an FCR carb lately?). In my case my state government made the decision for me and it is not possible to make a dirt...
Forum: Ride reports 08-27-2003, 05:46 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 154,723
Posted By jclark
True, true, but while I consider myself pretty...

True, true, but while I consider myself pretty crazy I am not nearly as crazy as that indigenous beastie we refer to (usually in a drunken state) as the AUBURN FOOTBALL FAN!:arg

:rofl

Jim
Forum: Ride reports 08-26-2003, 09:07 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 154,723
Posted By jclark
:thumb I am having fun already and am now trying...

:thumb I am having fun already and am now trying to decide what color mohawk would best enhance the looks of my beast (go with complimentary orange or harmonious blue? :scratch ).

I could even...
Forum: Ride reports 08-18-2003, 01:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 911
Posted By jclark
It seems to have gotten a bit rougher since I...

It seems to have gotten a bit rougher since I took the GS on it. It may be that the large amounts of recent rain has exposed more rocks.
I was going to explore this also on Saturday but rain cut my...
Forum: Equipment 08-17-2003, 07:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 834
Posted By jclark
If you look at the comparison between the Vista...

If you look at the comparison between the Vista and the Legend at www.garmin.com you will see they store the identical number of waypoints (1000) and track points (10,000).

Besides the extra...
Forum: Ride reports 08-17-2003, 05:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 821
Posted By jclark
Welcome! Great story and I hope you get the...

Welcome! Great story and I hope you get the pictures straightened out because I would love to see them.:):

Jim
Forum: Ride reports 08-17-2003, 04:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 911
Posted By jclark
Thumb my neck of the woods

Nice report on an area I am pretty familiar with. :thumb

This is the Skyline Motorway. I just rode it from the other direction yesterday on my DRZ. I have done half on the GS before and you need...
Forum: Equipment 08-17-2003, 01:49 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,132
Posted By jclark
Re: Re: hmmm, works for me

Absolutely. :thumb That is why I added my $.02 For my particular area I am glad I spent the extra money.

Jim
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2003, 09:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 693
Posted By jclark
yep

From what I have heard from others some sort of protection is required for the radiators. Replacement cost for a busted radiator is supposed to be about $300 and they are quite fragile.

The set I...
Forum: Equipment 08-17-2003, 07:19 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,132
Posted By jclark
Thumb hmmm, works for me

I have the 176c and have no problem seeing it in sunlight unless the sun is oriented so that I am getting a direct reflection. In that situation no lcd screen is going to be visible.

For me the...
Forum: Equipment 08-15-2003, 04:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 834
Posted By jclark
Thumb I've got one. It is now about 2 years old and...

I've got one. It is now about 2 years old and still works just fine. The first year it rode on the GS and now I use it on the DRZ having replaced it with a 176C on the GS. (whoa, acronym city there)...
Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2003, 08:12 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,077
Posted By jclark
Re: Don't Take your wife when you go to buy a DRZ400

Ain't that the truth! I think you are very lucky though, and it seems a small price to pay for being married to a woman that is actually interested in riding with you. :thumb

Jim
Forum: Ride reports 07-31-2003, 08:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,941
Posted By jclark
Re: Great job on this trip report

I am definitely going to give this a try the next time. I still have an aunt that is rather pissed at me though because I told her I would <i>probably</i> stop and visit her and ended up going...
Forum: Ride reports 07-30-2003, 03:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,145
Posted By jclark
I have only ridden in relatively flat areas but...

I have only ridden in relatively flat areas but have wondered at times how I would deal with some of the trails I have seen in other people's pictures. Heights don't bother me and I used to regularly...
Forum: Ride reports 07-28-2003, 07:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 535
Posted By jclark
Thanks for the compliment. My initial link to it...

Thanks for the compliment. My initial link to it is <a href="http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=21395">here</a> :freaky

Jim
Forum: Ride reports 07-28-2003, 06:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 476
Posted By jclark
Thumb Nice!

Very nice! :thumb Where exactly in Arizona is this?

Four flats all on the same bike and no one else had one?:arg Or did I misunderstand?

Jim
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-28-2003, 09:59 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 12,846
Posted By jclark
the way I did it.

Go <a href="http://eos2.eng.auburn.edu/westward-2003">here </a> to see how I did it. I was starting a bit further south than you are but I started west from the southeast corner of South Dakota so it...
Forum: Ride reports 07-26-2003, 02:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 614
Posted By jclark
Cry I feel for you...

I did something very similar a couple of months ago, also alone. Luckily, my mud wasn't quite as deep as yours.:flush

To make a long story short, I was riding powerlines and buried the bike. I had...
Forum: Ride reports 07-24-2003, 07:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,941
Posted By jclark
Re: Great job on this trip report

I agree with you 100%! I guess all I can do is to get out there as much as possible and keep trying. :rofl



Don't be surprised if I do just that. It seems that we have similar tastes in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-23-2003, 08:35 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 12,846
Posted By jclark
Thumb no problems so far

My longer trips have all been solo. Initially this was because I couldn't find anybody with a compatible schedule but now it is pretty much by choice. I like the freedom of riding, stopping, eating,...
Forum: Ride reports 07-23-2003, 07:35 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,136
Posted By jclark
Thumb excellent!

I love stories about guys like this. It just confirms that it is the rider and not the bike.:thumb

Jim
Forum: Ride reports 07-23-2003, 07:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,941
Posted By jclark
See the sidebar on <a...

See the sidebar on <a href="http://eos2.eng.auburn.edu/westward-2003/03-06-13/index.html">this page.</a>:):

Jim
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2003, 02:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,941
Posted By jclark
Eek Thanks

WOW! Thanks guys for all the positive comments. I really enjoyed the trip but it was solo so I wanted to find a way to share it with others.

What I didn't think about ahead of time was that if it...
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2003, 07:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,941
Posted By jclark
Talking Westward 2003 -- finally

I finally have my trip report done from the solo ride I took a month ago. I made it as far west as Idaho and spent three weeks on the road. :freaky

Some days it rained... :arg

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Forum: Equipment 07-18-2003, 10:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,245
Posted By jclark
yep

I can only speak from personal experience about the 176 but the answer is yes. It is sold as a marine unit so you would expect it to be waterproof (spec is 30 minutes at 1 meter). Mine has worked...
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