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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-01-2015, 02:24 PM
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Posted By jmq3rd
I thought I heard it was a twin front wheel?

I thought I heard it was a twin front wheel?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-30-2015, 12:52 PM
Replies: 8,073
Views: 1,314,551
Posted By jmq3rd
Are you crazy? 1 - The adventure kit is...

Are you crazy?

1 - The adventure kit is not tied to Honda in any way, so it doesn't have anything to do with Honda marketing..

2 - I don't believe Honda nor Rally Raid claim that the CB500X...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-30-2015, 11:48 AM
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Posted By jmq3rd
I can't think of even one hard part about owning...

I can't think of even one hard part about owning a dirt bike with a 19 inch front wheel - I've ridden trails, including a few 6-inch log crossings with a 17 inch front wheel on a Versys with stock...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-30-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 8,073
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Posted By jmq3rd
Your mistaken, and obviously a bit of an...

Your mistaken, and obviously a bit of an idiot[/quote]
So it's not OK that you don't know the details, or you think you should advertise it loudly?

Or you don't know what shitty suspension and...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-30-2015, 06:23 AM
Replies: 8,073
Views: 1,314,551
Posted By jmq3rd
It's OK if you don't know what the adventure kit...

It's OK if you don't know what the adventure kit is. Maybe you shouldn't advertise it so loudly though..
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 04-29-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 510
Views: 17,620
Posted By jmq3rd
Alright - now I'm hoping somebody has a story...

Alright - now I'm hoping somebody has a story about mixing up the live possum and the shower possum!
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2015, 07:46 AM
Replies: 622
Views: 75,900
Posted By jmq3rd
I don't think you understood my point... I'm not...

I don't think you understood my point... I'm not saying that it is better or worse in any way than a dirt bike. I'm saying that it doesn't look like the engine or radiator is any more exposed than...
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2015, 11:56 AM
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Views: 75,900
Posted By jmq3rd
It also doesn't look like the engine sticks out...

It also doesn't look like the engine sticks out more than a dirt bike single (like an XR250 for example). Nobody runs tubular engine guards on them, even though they get dropped fairly regularly.
...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 04-27-2015, 01:34 PM
Replies: 510
Views: 17,620
Posted By jmq3rd
Kind of makes me glad I went before him - that...

Kind of makes me glad I went before him - that might've made me nervous!
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 04-27-2015, 07:46 AM
Replies: 510
Views: 17,620
Posted By jmq3rd
I had a lot of fun at the rally - helped re-mark...

I had a lot of fun at the rally - helped re-mark the trail on the intermediate challenge on Friday, then did the unlimited dirt bike challenge Saturday, and followed it up with a couple of hours on...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 04-16-2015, 07:05 PM
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Views: 17,620
Posted By jmq3rd
nope.. Will actually have KTM300 and the KLR...

nope.. Will actually have KTM300 and the KLR both.

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Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 04-16-2015, 03:12 PM
Replies: 510
Views: 17,620
Posted By jmq3rd
Ok.. Stupid question time. I haven't been to any...

Ok.. Stupid question time. I haven't been to any rally type gatherings before. I am signed up for the unlimited dirt bike challenge and I will also have my KLR there to run the dual sport routes.....
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-12-2015, 05:31 PM
Replies: 8,073
Views: 1,314,551
Posted By jmq3rd
Not for everybody. Some people never adjust to...

Not for everybody. Some people never adjust to foot shifting. I've had the same bike for over a year and I still can't find the turn signal without looking. I'm pretty sure it hasn't moved, I just...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-12-2015, 02:07 PM
Replies: 8,073
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Posted By jmq3rd
I don't like the idea of a hand operated shifter....

I don't like the idea of a hand operated shifter. It would take me forever to get to the point that shifts became instinctual, if I ever did. And that goes double for offroad - I haven't ever...
Forum: Equipment 03-10-2015, 04:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 587
Posted By jmq3rd
That doesn't match my experience. Never had the...

That doesn't match my experience. Never had the cigarette socket or plug lose power, but I have carried several USB to cigarette adapters as spares because the USB socket stops working.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-10-2015, 02:47 PM
Replies: 7,906
Views: 468,912
Posted By jmq3rd
Yield signs are used for crossing intersections...

Yield signs are used for crossing intersections in several small Texas towns. They aren't just for merging situations.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-03-2015, 10:44 PM
Replies: 8,073
Views: 1,314,551
Posted By jmq3rd
Also just because somebody doesn't like one...

Also just because somebody doesn't like one particular thing, that doesn't mean they don't like any new technology.

I like electronic ignitions, disc brakes, monoshocks, and electric start. I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-02-2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 7,906
Views: 468,912
Posted By jmq3rd
Centerstand doesn't sway me one way or the other....

Centerstand doesn't sway me one way or the other. Gummee and Dranrab do a fair job of pushing me away from their side though.

And I do think there are times to claim the lane- from what I gather,...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-19-2015, 11:20 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,492
Posted By jmq3rd
Not really. Similar in spirit but the...

Not really. Similar in spirit but the technicalities can get you. Sometimes a vehicle that will pass US requirements won't pass Euro requirements, and sometimes the reverse is true.
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 1,649
Views: 346,728
Posted By jmq3rd
I dont know about the BMW, but I ride with a guy...

I dont know about the BMW, but I ride with a guy who has the Husky version. It doesn't have a through bolt.
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2015, 05:36 AM
Replies: 16,747
Views: 951,823
Posted By jmq3rd
Quoted for idiocy. I never said anything about a...

Quoted for idiocy. I never said anything about a a Husky mechanic. That was somebody else.

That other person ALSO did not tell you about your experience though - they shared somebody else's...
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2015, 06:34 PM
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Posted By jmq3rd
What are you even talking about? Where. Is. The....

What are you even talking about? Where. Is. The. Butthurt. Coming. From? Is it the 610's seat? (I hear WRR's have a decent seat)

I'm not trying to tell you have what your experience is. I will...
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2015, 06:22 PM
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Posted By jmq3rd
Yeah but some people like to ride all of the days...

Yeah but some people like to ride all of the days of the week, not just one...

Everybody knows a Versys 650 will whip a measly 610 any day, and it's reliable, too.


Versys on dirt bike trails...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-11-2015, 10:46 AM
Replies: 7,906
Views: 468,912
Posted By jmq3rd
Yes. 10 sentences, 3 of which were related to...

Yes. 10 sentences, 3 of which were related to when I don't ride on sidewalks, and the remainder about when there are no sidewalks.

70% on topic seems pretty good. Are you done dragging the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-09-2015, 07:29 PM
Replies: 7,906
Views: 468,912
Posted By jmq3rd
Yep. It did NOT say anything about rural roads,...

Yep. It did NOT say anything about rural roads, either, yet you want to talk about them.

I answered the part about what if there are no sidewalks in the first sentence. Was it difficult for you...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-09-2015, 10:55 AM
Replies: 7,906
Views: 468,912
Posted By jmq3rd
Not sure if you noticed, but there was a back and...

Not sure if you noticed, but there was a back and forth going on there. The back and forth had to do with sidewalks specifically. Many of the comments on this thread have been about riding on the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-09-2015, 06:36 AM
Replies: 622
Views: 75,900
Posted By jmq3rd
Have there been many reports on how well these...

Have there been many reports on how well these bikes crash? That has been the biggest disappointment in ADV bikes for me - they should be able to take a couple of crashes with nothing more than...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-09-2015, 06:32 AM
Replies: 7,906
Views: 468,912
Posted By jmq3rd
That's when the "when I can" part comes into...

That's when the "when I can" part comes into play. From the resulting comments, I can see that I should've said "when I feel it is safer". There are times when it would be possible for me to ride...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-09-2015, 06:22 AM
Replies: 7,906
Views: 468,912
Posted By jmq3rd
Depends on the sidewalk, wouldn't you think? Are...

Depends on the sidewalk, wouldn't you think? Are we talking residential, commercial, lots of driveways, or a sidewalk placed on the side of the street opposite all the driveways? Any pedestrian...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-09-2015, 06:19 AM
Replies: 7,906
Views: 468,912
Posted By jmq3rd
And what do you think of the name motorway? ...

And what do you think of the name motorway?

Seriously - if a "real bicyclist" can't watch for people pulling across their lane of travel, both from in front and behind, then how can they be...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-09-2015, 06:13 AM
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Views: 468,912
Posted By jmq3rd
This part, I agree with - this is what tends to...

This part, I agree with - this is what tends to put bicycles in a no-man's land - no matter where you are, there are people who think you shouldn't be there.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-09-2015, 06:12 AM
Replies: 7,906
Views: 468,912
Posted By jmq3rd
I've never had a problem watching for cars going...

I've never had a problem watching for cars going in and out of driveways, and if I plan my route well, there are a lot of stretches of sidewalk in my area where there aren't many/any driveways. My...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-09-2015, 06:08 AM
Replies: 7,906
Views: 468,912
Posted By jmq3rd
As already noted, not where I live. Some of the...

As already noted, not where I live. Some of the bike paths go from the street to the sidewalk when the road narrows (usually in a residential area).
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-08-2015, 07:54 PM
Replies: 7,906
Views: 468,912
Posted By jmq3rd
I don't particularly care if they see me on the...

I don't particularly care if they see me on the sidewalk, so long as they don't drive on the sidewalk.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-08-2015, 06:28 PM
Replies: 7,906
Views: 468,912
Posted By jmq3rd
He never said there was "a" location. Lots of...

He never said there was "a" location. Lots of people seem to think cyclists have no place on the road. He said that they do have a place on the road, they just haven't figured it out yet. Figured...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-08-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 7,906
Views: 468,912
Posted By jmq3rd
I was always taught that both parties have...

I was always taught that both parties have responsibility for any crash, regardless of who is legally liable. That is what I see center stand trying to say here. There was an obvious way the...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-04-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 17,321
Posted By jmq3rd
What are the dates? I believe they were in the...

What are the dates? I believe they were in the first post before it was edited, but now I can't find them. My brother, father, and myself plan to be in Moab April 19-24 and wouldn't mind some...
Forum: Thumpers 02-04-2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 622
Views: 75,900
Posted By jmq3rd
Just to get it out there aren't almost 100% of...

Just to get it out there aren't almost 100% of motorcycle speedometers pretty optimistic in the US? My experience is they are usually about 10% off (even the newer electronic ones).

It sounds...
Forum: Thumpers 01-31-2015, 06:44 AM
Replies: 16,747
Views: 951,823
Posted By jmq3rd
Those are two unrelated statements...

Those are two unrelated statements...
Forum: New Zealand 01-23-2015, 11:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,292
Posted By jmq3rd
I just take the little cushions off some cheap...

I just take the little cushions off some cheap buds, and replace the cushion with a foam earplug. Took a little trial and error to get the hole in the foam earplug the right size, but works great...
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