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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-28-2011, 06:22 PM
Replies: 3,017
Views: 835,853
Posted By Porter
This one's one of the UK safety vids, which gave...

This one's one of the UK safety vids, which gave me a chuckle. May be a repost.

<iframe title="YouTube video player" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/sUvUo79LG_c" allowfullscreen=""...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-25-2011, 06:31 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,458
Posted By Porter
Skyline Drive is beautiful but the heavy traffic...

Skyline Drive is beautiful but the heavy traffic sort of kills it for me. I much prefer the Blue Ridge Parkway from I-64 south toward Roanoke, though it is speed limited as well.

If you don't...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-24-2011, 03:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,211
Posted By Porter
If the throttle bodies aren't sync'd, you end up...

If the throttle bodies aren't sync'd, you end up with one cylinder running richer and the other leaner.
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-23-2011, 02:29 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,651
Posted By Porter
This is awesome. :clap

This is awesome. :clap
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-21-2011, 05:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 968
Posted By Porter
On your next outing, hit VA 311 north from I-81...

On your next outing, hit VA 311 north from I-81 at the Hanging Rock exit.

After New Castle and just before the base of Potts Mountain, turn left on Tub Run Road and run some amazing light...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-21-2011, 11:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 968
Posted By Porter
There are TONS of great roads in the area, to...

There are TONS of great roads in the area, to suit any style of riding. Are you looking for twisties, or gravel, or scenic touring, or a mix?

The short story is that any secondary road you end up...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-18-2011, 03:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 968
Posted By Porter
Did you already figure out a place, or are you...

Did you already figure out a place, or are you still hunting? I didn't see this thread earlier.

Welcome to Roanoke!
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-16-2011, 03:24 PM
Replies: 3,064
Views: 657,004
Posted By Porter
shit, shower and shave? supper, sex and...

shit, shower and shave?

supper, sex and silence?
Forum: Racing 02-15-2011, 08:54 AM
Replies: 601
Views: 55,182
Posted By Porter
What about Rally WV in August? Are they doing...

What about Rally WV in August? Are they doing bikes?
Forum: Racing 02-10-2011, 07:40 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 55,182
Posted By Porter
Hi ADV folks! Glad to see you guys out ripping...

Hi ADV folks! Glad to see you guys out ripping it up this past weekend. I was working SS2/SS5 Campbell Lake and the TT127/TT19 junction on SS7 CJ Loop.

You nutcases were all looking great on the...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-18-2006, 12:05 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 18,112
Posted By Porter
Yeah... the detail work with the safety wire is...

Yeah... the detail work with the safety wire is unreal. The guy must have spent months in the doghouse with the amount of time he spent on that bike. :D

There are a few more pics of detail work...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-18-2006, 11:43 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 18,112
Posted By Porter
Wink Unbelievable airhead cafe racer rebuild

Check out the photos:

http://www.boxerworks.com/phorum/read.php?f=1&i=143992&t=143988&v=f

I'm blown away. :eek1


Here are the main before and after shots, for the lazy:
...
Forum: Thumpers 11-22-2005, 04:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 653
Posted By Porter
What is it about the newer bikes that makes them...

What is it about the newer bikes that makes them better for distance touring? The suspension?


Knowing my history with cars, I will probably end up upgrading the fork springs and replacing the...
Forum: Thumpers 11-22-2005, 02:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 653
Posted By Porter
12k miles on the clock for $3500. Should I...

12k miles on the clock for $3500.

Should I offer less? Thanks for your advice btw. Great info in your post.

I've been poking around the Touratech site, found the tank upgrade you mentioned. ...
Forum: Thumpers 11-22-2005, 12:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 653
Posted By Porter
Good link, thank you!

Good link, thank you!
Forum: Thumpers 11-22-2005, 12:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 653
Posted By Porter
Found the info... apparently it's carbed. Not...

Found the info... apparently it's carbed. Not necessarily a bad thing considering the surging problems reported by early GS owners.
Forum: Thumpers 11-22-2005, 11:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 653
Posted By Porter
Thinking of buying a '99 F650... advice?

A local gentleman has offered to sell me his (very nice) low mileage F650 Funduro for a very good price.

What are the biggest differences between this bike and the later GS?

Anything I should...
Forum: Ride reports 11-17-2005, 06:11 AM
Replies: 319
Views: 82,934
Posted By Porter
Beautiful! Your pics are fantastic. Thanks...

Beautiful! Your pics are fantastic.

Thanks for sharing your journeys... please continue!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-16-2005, 09:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,109
Posted By Porter
$2750 to take it off your hands! :thumb

$2750 to take it off your hands! :thumb
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-16-2005, 09:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 672
Posted By Porter
Yeah, I'm not a K&N fan. For a washable filter I...

Yeah, I'm not a K&N fan. For a washable filter I prefer Green or UNI, but really, stock filters are so cheap it's almost not worth it unless you're going to use something like an ITG.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-16-2005, 08:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 672
Posted By Porter
If you really want a high end filter, the best...

If you really want a high end filter, the best out there are made by ITG. They're used extensively in F1 and superbike racing, off road, baja trucks, etc.


[edit] Found it......
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-15-2005, 09:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,109
Posted By Porter
I just did a search... saw you're looking at the...

I just did a search... saw you're looking at the Ulysses.

Where are you located?



Are you interested in selling the KTM outright? How many miles on it?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-15-2005, 08:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,109
Posted By Porter
I assume you're missing a 1 in there... :D ...

I assume you're missing a 1 in there... :D


Otherwise, I'll give you double! :evil :deal
Forum: Ride reports 07-18-2005, 09:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,386
Posted By Porter
Awesome ride report! And in a very unusual...

Awesome ride report! And in a very unusual style, I dig it.

It's neat to see places that I've been so many times described in such new ways. It's like having a new set of eyes.

Kudos,...
Forum: Face plant 07-18-2005, 08:56 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,477
Posted By Porter
It's unbelievable that you don't get the point. ...

It's unbelievable that you don't get the point.

These guys are recklessly endangering motorists around them. I could care less if the guy has a MotoGP ride. In fact, I don't care if he shits...
Forum: Face plant 07-18-2005, 07:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,252
Posted By Porter
You may want to try getting a quote from BAX...

You may want to try getting a quote from BAX Global. Whenever I've needed to ship large crated items (engines, etc) they've come through with a great rate. I think it's baxglobal.com. I know they...
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