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Forum: Thumpers 09-21-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 10,250
Views: 1,869,330
Posted By mjbeam
For paved and gravel roads it's fine(ish) stock....

For paved and gravel roads it's fine(ish) stock. For steep single track you will want to change at least the front sprocket.
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 10,250
Views: 1,869,330
Posted By mjbeam
It's a nice looking bike but pretty heavy at...

It's a nice looking bike but pretty heavy at 385lbs.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-01-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 514
Views: 18,129
Posted By mjbeam
Do you believe that we get our rights from a...

Do you believe that we get our rights from a piece of parchment?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-01-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 5,843
Views: 323,425
Posted By mjbeam
You pass a bicycle the same way you pass this: ...

You pass a bicycle the same way you pass this:

http://stream1.gifsoup.com/view4/4712343/prancercise-o.gif

Give it plenty of room.
Forum: Face plant 08-17-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,828
Posted By mjbeam
I tore my ACL in an accident and didn't get it...

I tore my ACL in an accident and didn't get it repaired. I did physical therapy and it helped quite a bit. My knee joint didn't have a lot of play in it even after the ACL was torn so I opted not to...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-15-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 4,491
Views: 330,032
Posted By mjbeam
The 600 has almost two and a half times as much...

The 600 has almost two and a half times as much empty space right in the middle of the engine. Empty space is really light.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-14-2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 4,491
Views: 330,032
Posted By mjbeam
I picked up a CRF250L a month or so ago. I had it...

I picked up a CRF250L a month or so ago. I had it out at Browns Camp OHV today and had a blast. It's heavy and a bit underpowered but then, so am I :rofl

It works out well for my riding. 19...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-27-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 491
Posted By mjbeam
You could ride out to Gaston, then west towards...

You could ride out to Gaston, then west towards Barney Reservoir and along the Trask river to Trask County Park. You could also probably get to the county park from Browns Camp on the back roads.
Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 10,250
Views: 1,869,330
Posted By mjbeam
Perfect! Thank you very much.

Perfect! Thank you very much.
Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 10,250
Views: 1,869,330
Posted By mjbeam
Switched Power Connection

I bought a handlebar mounted power connector that has a 12v cigarette lighter type plug and a 5v USB plug. I wired it straight to the battery then I thought that it might drain the battery because of...
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 10,250
Views: 1,869,330
Posted By mjbeam
You might want to run it through a tank of gas at...

You might want to run it through a tank of gas at lower speeds (backroads around the dealer maybe?) before you put it on the freeway and do 70-75 mph. It might be fine but if it were me I wouldn't...
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 10,250
Views: 1,869,330
Posted By mjbeam
LRP at Brown's Camp OHV Today

http://imageshack.com/a/img823/232/xa0o.jpg

http://imageshack.com/a/img841/5418/7sil.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 06-14-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 10,250
Views: 1,869,330
Posted By mjbeam
A few years ago a van turned left in front of me...

A few years ago a van turned left in front of me and I broadsided it on a BMW F650. I had a Givi topcase on the back. The front of the bike crumpled and the back came up and the case hit me between...
Forum: Face plant 09-07-2010, 06:29 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 24,892
Posted By mjbeam
Wow Devin, I'm so sorry to hear about your loss....

Wow Devin, I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. I hit a mini-van that turned left in front of me a few years ago but survived with a broken back, torn up knee, and a few broken teeth. I know that...
Forum: Face plant 07-19-2009, 03:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,857
Posted By mjbeam
Wow, glad you two are relatively OK, and really...

Wow, glad you two are relatively OK, and really happy you didn't end up under the SUV.

Scary stuff.


-Mike
Forum: Face plant 07-12-2009, 08:30 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 27,346
Posted By mjbeam
Don't take it personally. Some people wouldn't be...

Don't take it personally. Some people wouldn't be able to ride if they weren't able to convince themselves that they are in complete control of their ride. So rather than lying in the fetal position...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-22-2008, 09:31 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 11,561
Posted By mjbeam
I t-boned a van a couple years ago. I was pretty...

I t-boned a van a couple years ago. I was pretty well geared. I was wearing a one piece Fieldsheer suit with armor in the back, elbows, knees and shoulders as well as a full face helmet. I removed...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-22-2008, 08:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,919
Posted By mjbeam
Does this Count as ATGATT?

http://www.break.com/pictures/backwards-helmet609228.html
Forum: Face plant 05-10-2008, 08:56 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 15,462
Posted By mjbeam
I tore the ACL and damaged the lateral meniscus...

I tore the ACL and damaged the lateral meniscus in my right knee in a motorcycle accident (ran into the side of a left turning van) about a year and a half ago. I am in an HMO and they had me do...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-17-2008, 03:23 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 7,655
Posted By mjbeam
Think about how much distance you would have to...

Think about how much distance you would have to travel to lay it down by locking up the back brake if you were going say, 50mph. All that distance you could be braking with your front tire. Sounds...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-29-2008, 03:25 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 7,655
Posted By mjbeam
In my case I had an oncoming van with cars behind...

In my case I had an oncoming van with cars behind it on a 2 lane 55mph road turn left in front of me. She says she didn't see me. I was going about 40mph, or about 58ft/sec. I had just over a second...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-29-2008, 09:54 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 7,655
Posted By mjbeam
You have it in your head that there are no...

You have it in your head that there are no unavoidable accidents. That defensive driving techniques will always give you an out. This is NOT true. Sometimes (rarely) things happen and you are going...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-29-2008, 09:30 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 7,655
Posted By mjbeam
I guess you missed this part: This...

I guess you missed this part:



This is what's known as sarcasm. It can be hard to detect on the internet but not impossible if one is diligent.


-Mike
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-28-2008, 10:08 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 7,655
Posted By mjbeam
Minimizing errors? Actually you talked about...

Minimizing errors? Actually you talked about removing all error. According to you there is no such thing as an unavoidable accident. If a motorcycle gets in an accident with another vehicle it is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-28-2008, 07:33 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 7,655
Posted By mjbeam
Not if you always have an exit route. You should...

Not if you always have an exit route. You should always assume that an Elk is going to spring into your path at anytime. If you don't have an exit route then you are going too fast. Pretty much...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-28-2008, 08:41 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 7,655
Posted By mjbeam
I think that some people wouldn't have the...

I think that some people wouldn't have the courage to ride if they weren't able to convince themselves that they have the lEeT sKiLlZ to avoid anything that the good lord throws in front of them....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-05-2008, 09:47 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 14,551
Posted By mjbeam
Wow, that's disgusting.

Wow, that's disgusting.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-05-2008, 06:31 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 14,551
Posted By mjbeam
I pay traffic officers to enforce traffic laws,...

I pay traffic officers to enforce traffic laws, not harrass everyone they pull over. If I am on my way to work and I don't come to a complete stop at a stop sign or am exceeding the speed limit I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-03-2008, 05:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,653
Posted By mjbeam
Here is the link to the guy who made it over a...

Here is the link to the guy who made it over a Chevy Silverado:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=183758
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-03-2008, 12:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,653
Posted By mjbeam
I crashed into the side of a van and tried to...

I crashed into the side of a van and tried to stand up on the pegs at the last moment. I got high enough that my chin came down on the roof. Luckily it was a fairly slow accident (~40mph). I think it...
Forum: Face plant 12-08-2007, 07:36 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 9,915
Posted By mjbeam
Wow! Crazy stuff. Glad you weren't hurt worse....

Wow! Crazy stuff. Glad you weren't hurt worse. Did the chest protector help much? My chest hurt like hell when I slammed into a van last year.

I hope your arm heals fast...Mike
Forum: Face plant 08-19-2007, 02:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,296
Posted By mjbeam
Umm, why didn't they see it coming?

Umm, why didn't they see it coming?
Forum: Face plant 08-18-2007, 02:24 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,792
Posted By mjbeam
Dude, that's just friggin sad. You should move,...

Dude, that's just friggin sad. You should move, seriously. Not everywhere is like that. I refuse to live where people treat each other like that.


-Mike
Forum: Face plant 06-17-2007, 08:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,901
Posted By mjbeam
Thumb Wow, scary stuff! Glad you are pretty much OK....

Wow, scary stuff! Glad you are pretty much OK. Good job on wearing the appropriate gear. :thumb

I imagine you are going to be sore for a bit. Make sure you take it easy for a while. It's going...
Forum: Face plant 11-28-2006, 12:19 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,104
Posted By mjbeam
This is the first armored suit I've owned and my...

This is the first armored suit I've owned and my first crash into another vehicle so I don't really have anything to compare it to.

What I can say is that the suit does a good job of protecting...
Forum: Face plant 11-27-2006, 01:37 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,104
Posted By mjbeam
Nope

Nope
Forum: Face plant 11-24-2006, 12:37 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,104
Posted By mjbeam
Thanks a lot for the well wishes and analysis...

Thanks a lot for the well wishes and analysis everyone, I really appreciate it.

The accident happened about 45 miles west of Portland Oregon, near Forest Grove on a two lane farm road. Since the...
Forum: Face plant 11-23-2006, 06:13 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,104
Posted By mjbeam
Sorry about that. It defaulted to that color. I...

Sorry about that. It defaulted to that color. I went to edit it and all of the paragraph formatting was screwed up in the edit window and I didn't feel like fixing it so I just said ^%$# it and...
Forum: Face plant 11-23-2006, 11:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,042
Posted By mjbeam
Damn, I'm really sorry to hear about your...

Damn, I'm really sorry to hear about your accident. So many times I've had people swerve across several lanes like that towards me. I've been run off the road like that twice but no one ever hit me....
Forum: Face plant 11-23-2006, 11:40 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,104
Posted By mjbeam
Thanks Enzo, I read your post a little while ago....

Thanks Enzo, I read your post a little while ago. You are the man! It's great to hear that you weren't seriously injured. If you hadn't jumped over the truck you probably would have been.

I was...
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