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Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2008, 11:08 AM
Replies: 23,907
Views: 4,041,967
Posted By Dude
loud pipes do save lives!

yes they do...loud pipes attract the attention of many LEO's and the riders of loud bikes are more likely to get tickets...thus forcing them to ride more within the law and making them less likely to...
Forum: Equipment 04-01-2008, 12:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 870
Posted By Dude
I bought a ukelele for traveling on the bike....

I bought a ukelele for traveling on the bike. Don't laugh, it the sound really grows on you and the chords are easy to learn. It also doesn't get the same kind of tired response that the guitar gets...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 03-30-2008, 12:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 633
Posted By Dude
Broom handle sounds good to me.

Broom handle sounds good to me.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-30-2008, 04:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,339
Posted By Dude
I am definitely a function first guy. If a bike...

I am definitely a function first guy. If a bike doesn't work well or is beautiful/cool at the expense of function I am not interested. That said many bikes that are very functional are also good...
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2008, 01:41 PM
Replies: 23,907
Views: 4,041,967
Posted By Dude
My experience with Corbin has been good. My butt...

My experience with Corbin has been good. My butt likes the hard seat better than soft and I have not had the problems with service that others have complained about, mostly because the seats came and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-27-2008, 01:16 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 14,262
Posted By Dude
1. How long have you been riding? 35 years 2....

1. How long have you been riding? 35 years
2. Do you ride often? I go through phases, but yes
3. Have you ever crashed a motorcycle? Yes
4. How many times have you crashed? Three
5. When was the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-22-2008, 01:51 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 7,735
Posted By Dude
I rode 500 miles in 20 deg F. It wasn't the...

I rode 500 miles in 20 deg F. It wasn't the coldest temp I ever rode in but it was the coldest I ever got. What a miserable day it was.
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2008, 01:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,068
Posted By Dude
Here in Chad whole families go on fairly long...

Here in Chad whole families go on fairly long trips on 100cc Hondas and Chinese knock offs of Hondas. Anywhere you go here is extreme riding by advrider standards. I bought an SR500 (less power than...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-17-2008, 09:33 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,953
Posted By Dude
While I would not own any Harley that has been...

While I would not own any Harley that has been manufactured previous to this date (I am trying to be open minded about the idea that Harley might make a bike in the future that would be worth...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 03-17-2008, 03:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,312
Posted By Dude
I couldn't argue with this....this route does...

I couldn't argue with this....this route does slow you down but is some of the nicest riding in the state. Plan your gas stops if you do it. there are a couple of fairly long legs. Be prepared to...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 03-16-2008, 12:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,489
Posted By Dude
I was raised there and have lived there most of...

I was raised there and have lived there most of my adult life.

a few Pros

1) for a town this size the night life has no equal. Great live bands of many styles for cheap.

2) lots of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-14-2008, 07:00 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,953
Posted By Dude
Bonnie got naked for the version released in...

Bonnie got naked for the version released in Europe.....not for US consumption.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-11-2008, 04:05 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,899
Posted By Dude
You are exactly 1,798,887 times as likely to be...

You are exactly 1,798,887 times as likely to be killed on your motorcycle than you are to be attacked by a wild animal while inoccently standing on the side of the road.
Forum: Thumpers 03-08-2008, 03:13 AM
Replies: 23,907
Views: 4,041,967
Posted By Dude
I am also considering doing the 3x3 on my DRZ-SM....

I am also considering doing the 3x3 on my DRZ-SM. I have read many anecdotes of folks that have done it but have seen only one dyno sheet. The mod seems to give about 3 hp at its peak (without adding...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 03-07-2008, 11:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,685
Posted By Dude
It's been years since I rode that road. It is...

It's been years since I rode that road. It is great but in those days it had a lot of gravel on it in places. And animals. Such a fun road it is easy to go too fast.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 03-07-2008, 11:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,312
Posted By Dude
Take I10 to San Antonio and then go south down...

Take I10 to San Antonio and then go south down through Del Rio and ride along the border. Go through Langtry and see Judge Roy Beans place. The scenery is worth the few extra miles. You can always...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 03-07-2008, 11:01 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 12,541
Posted By Dude
Born in Houston, raised in Austin. I am in Africa...

Born in Houston, raised in Austin. I am in Africa right now but coming home in April and looking forward to it. Can't wait to see if the fuel stabilizer worked and the battery held up. Maybe I'll get...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 03-07-2008, 10:51 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 9,349
Posted By Dude
Great to see a picture of home...I will get to go...

Great to see a picture of home...I will get to go back home in one month. I was home for Christmass and lanesplit several times. I only do it if traffic is stopped, which it often is in Austin....
Forum: Equipment 03-04-2008, 07:32 AM
Replies: 1,720
Views: 897,934
Posted By Dude
My ten best

1) Swiss Army knife (I sometimes don't notice that I use it several times a day, I just wish I could remember to put it in checked luggage)

2) Leatherman (I keep it with my bike tool kit and I...
Forum: Equipment 03-04-2008, 06:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,532
Posted By Dude
Shoei guy

Ok, safety wise almost any DOT helmet is ok. For me noise is the big thing. I have tried other brands but Shoei seems to be better by a good bit. I used to wear the RF series but I fanally got an X11...
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2008, 05:03 AM
Replies: 309
Views: 63,376
Posted By Dude
yes, a better spread would make my DRZ-SM a much...

yes, a better spread would make my DRZ-SM a much better bike. Seems like a no brainer.
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2008, 03:39 AM
Replies: 868
Views: 211,829
Posted By Dude
Now I feel all wimpy with my factory DRZ-SM...

Now I feel all wimpy with my factory DRZ-SM...
Forum: Thumpers 02-03-2008, 01:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 780
Posted By Dude
Lowered DR

I used to have a DR. I bought it set up in the tall configuration and did the lowering my self in a couple of hours. In the back you just use a different shock mounting location (pretty easy) and in...
Forum: Thumpers 02-02-2008, 07:54 AM
Replies: 23,907
Views: 4,041,967
Posted By Dude
IMS tank for the DRZ400SM 2007?

does anyone know why IMS says their 4 gal tank will fit the 2006 DRZ400SM but not the 2007?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-30-2008, 11:08 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,954
Posted By Dude
easy to work on

Man are they easy to work on...at least the single cylinder DS's I'm thinking of. I could always do the valve adjustment, oil+filter change, air filter clean from start to finish in an hour on my...
Forum: Thumpers 01-28-2008, 08:38 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 500
Posted By Dude
IMS tank for DRZ400SM

IMS says their 4 gal tank will fit the DRZ400SM 2006 model but not the 2007. Does anyone know why? If it is something fairly easy to fix I would get it anyway, but I don't want a big headache.
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2008, 10:39 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 12,904
Posted By Dude
DR is the way to go

The DR650 comes from the factory with a fork and shock carrier that can be inverted and a lowers the bike almost 2". I am 5'7" and never had trouble with the stock setting but when I lowered it...it...
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2008, 07:30 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 15,846
Posted By Dude
DR vs SM prices

I bought a 2007 DRZ400SM with 200 miles on it (not even through break in) for $5000. Used bikes vary in price with luck and effort on the search. I would plan on paying about 25% more for the SM.
...
Forum: Thumpers 01-15-2008, 12:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,904
Posted By Dude
tank for the DRZ400SM?

will the tanks for the DRZ400S fit the SM model? I will have to get rid of that tiny tank....
Forum: Thumpers 01-15-2008, 09:27 AM
Replies: 348
Views: 143,589
Posted By Dude
my winter riding on the DR

Once I was crazy and went on a cross country trip in winter on my DR. I just went down to the local cycle store and bought the tallest (24"), cheapest, flat, handlebar mounted windscreen they had ...
Forum: Thumpers 01-15-2008, 09:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,596
Posted By Dude
Buy the Honda

You will have a much better bike if you get the Honda.
Forum: Thumpers 01-15-2008, 09:04 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,218
Posted By Dude
Flat tire fix

I learned one here in Chad (northern Africa). Maybe this was obvious to anyone but my mecahnical teaching had blinded me to the obvious.

One of my co-workers had a flat on his motorcycle...
Forum: Thumpers 01-14-2008, 06:11 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 15,846
Posted By Dude
first step to recovery

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you are already on your way to recovery...see how easy it is?

As your new sponsor I will share some of my experince and...
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2008, 12:26 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 15,846
Posted By Dude
12 steps to recovery

I will be your support group. The FZ1 is heavy and has enormous horsepower. You are addicted to these things. Following these 12 steps can cure you of your addiction.
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Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2008, 02:17 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 15,846
Posted By Dude
DR reliability

The DR650SE I had was in my opinion very reliable, but it was not without fault. The cylinder base gasket failed with about 4000 miles on it right after I was out of warranty. I think this was such a...
Forum: Thumpers 01-11-2008, 10:07 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 15,846
Posted By Dude
6th gear

yes 6 gears would be great but I would even settle for a wider spread on the ratios, ending in a taller 5th, something that Suzuki would not need retooling to do. I will probably end up putting a one...
Forum: Thumpers 01-10-2008, 12:51 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 15,846
Posted By Dude
Converted DRZ

Maybe the converted DRZ-SM is where the wobbles come in...my DRZ-SM is factory and no wobbles at all.
Forum: Thumpers 01-10-2008, 12:48 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 15,846
Posted By Dude
No wobbles here

I rode the DR as far a 500 miles in a day with the stock seat (awful) and less far with a better seat. I have ridden the DRZ-SM almost as far with the stock seat (awful and hope to find a better...
Forum: Thumpers 01-10-2008, 10:14 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 15,846
Posted By Dude
Size does matter

I think one of the problems you run into in motorcycling (as with lots of things) is that the perception of what something is will usually trump the reality. After riding motorsickles for over 35...
Forum: Thumpers 12-30-2007, 11:46 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 15,846
Posted By Dude
DRZSM vs DR650

I have owned the DR650SE and just bought a DRZ400SM. Both these bike are great. You could buy the DR and be happy with it and the same with the SM. Both seats suck. Both have small gas tanks. The...
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