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Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2015, 12:51 PM
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Posted By Thinc2
Let's not bash the mods. It's super hard to...

Let's not bash the mods. It's super hard to moderate a forum like this. Nobody's ever going to be perfect - but they volunteer their time to keep this site running.

This site is still pretty...
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2015, 08:40 AM
Replies: 15,767
Views: 872,064
Posted By Thinc2
Wow - seems like some of the others said much...

Wow - seems like some of the others said much more bannable things than Bob...

Seems like you're not allowed to have an opinion on KLR's unless you've ridden one. Sort of like saying I'm not...
Forum: Thumpers 03-14-2015, 09:13 PM
Replies: 15,767
Views: 872,064
Posted By Thinc2
OK - let me qualify that. All bikes are good -...

OK - let me qualify that. All bikes are good - except KTM's, BMW's, Harleys and KTM's.





Can I be part of the cool kids now?
Forum: Thumpers 03-14-2015, 08:57 PM
Replies: 15,767
Views: 872,064
Posted By Thinc2
What happened - I can't find it in Head Explody. ...

What happened - I can't find it in Head Explody.

Anyway, talk lack of perspective - we argue about which bike is best, but the big picture is - all bikes are good...
Forum: Thumpers 03-11-2015, 06:19 PM
Replies: 15,767
Views: 872,064
Posted By Thinc2
Is that a KTM? Are they any good? I heard the...

Is that a KTM? Are they any good? I heard the maintenance manual only comes in German?
Forum: Thumpers 03-11-2015, 03:20 PM
Replies: 15,767
Views: 872,064
Posted By Thinc2
It's just another version of the blue pill / red...

It's just another version of the blue pill / red pill debate :D
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-11-2015, 08:01 AM
Replies: 12,646
Views: 1,768,313
Posted By Thinc2
I think it has a lot to do with the amount of...

I think it has a lot to do with the amount of stop and go, and general acceleration (playing) you do. When I first got the bike, I was doing more riding in 4th and 5th, and my mileage was way down -...
Forum: Thumpers 03-11-2015, 07:56 AM
Replies: 15,767
Views: 872,064
Posted By Thinc2
Two great bikes. Choose the one that suits...

Two great bikes.

Choose the one that suits you best.

Live and let live.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-10-2015, 01:50 PM
Replies: 12,646
Views: 1,768,313
Posted By Thinc2
THe range of mpg I get on this bike is...

THe range of mpg I get on this bike is astonishing. I get low 30's in mixed driving around town (with some hwy), but get mid to high 40's on the hwy at a steady 75mph in 6th.

The weight really...
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 15,767
Views: 872,064
Posted By Thinc2
:dhorse

:dhorse
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 48,283
Views: 9,951,535
Posted By Thinc2
I didn't do that because I lack a common sense of...

I didn't do that because I lack a common sense of practicality. It seems blindingly obvious now.

Thank you for pointing that out - that's really useful to me.
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2015, 09:53 AM
Replies: 48,283
Views: 9,951,535
Posted By Thinc2
Could you or someone that has an HC2 measure the...

Could you or someone that has an HC2 measure the lowest position the stand will go. I have a stand, but it will not slide under my lowered WR. As a result, I srewed up my back this past weekend...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-28-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 12,646
Views: 1,768,313
Posted By Thinc2
He was asking about the Stelvio :norton

He was asking about the Stelvio


:norton
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-27-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 3,731
Views: 1,640,017
Posted By Thinc2
My 10 year old is on a clutchless TTR90 and the...

My 10 year old is on a clutchless TTR90 and the 15 year old daughter on a TTR125. Both great bikes for the purpose.

Would recommend them as good starter bikes.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-27-2015, 08:17 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,493
Posted By Thinc2
Are there any studies on the effect of making...

Are there any studies on the effect of making lanes narrower - I would guess it slows down traffic and increases congestion?

So not only do peak hour lanes go from 5 to 4, but the narrower lanes...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-27-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,865
Posted By Thinc2
I confess to being a little concerned about this...

I confess to being a little concerned about this comment:

"everybody knows how important is to have a bike where you feel at home when riding on your foot."

I certainly wasn't aware of this...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-26-2015, 03:53 PM
Replies: 3,731
Views: 1,640,017
Posted By Thinc2
I recently took my 14 year old and 10 year old...

I recently took my 14 year old and 10 year old son to a riding class in this area PSSOR - it was a great way to get them started.
Forum: Thumpers 02-26-2015, 03:44 PM
Replies: 48,283
Views: 9,951,535
Posted By Thinc2
Sent you a PM - would love to find out where in...

Sent you a PM - would love to find out where in CF this is.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-26-2015, 07:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,865
Posted By Thinc2
Wow - sounds very nice!

Wow - sounds very nice!
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-21-2015, 08:28 PM
Replies: 3,731
Views: 1,640,017
Posted By Thinc2
After riding on the back the last few years, my...

After riding on the back the last few years, my 15 year old is now riding her onw bike and totally in to it.

Only thing is - she doesn't like the trail riding/dual sporting - she wants to go to...
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2015, 07:39 PM
Replies: 15,767
Views: 872,064
Posted By Thinc2
Very much enjoying the WR: ...

Very much enjoying the WR:

http://hickler.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/SEA-dirt-biking/i-K9p8QVk/0/L/CA_02211517254909-L.jpg

Took the kids riding: 10 year old boy:...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-13-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 11,056
Views: 2,264,919
Posted By Thinc2
"has everything needed to be licensed" ...

"has everything needed to be licensed"

:norton
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-04-2015, 06:00 PM
Replies: 12,646
Views: 1,768,313
Posted By Thinc2
Cool picture. Although i love the scenery, I...

Cool picture.

Although i love the scenery, I don't think the passes that are a series of straights connected by switchbacks are necessarily the best riding. Give me a series of fast sweepers any...
Forum: Equipment 01-28-2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,140
Posted By Thinc2
Still happy with mine - it gets lots of use. ...

Still happy with mine - it gets lots of use.

More pics here (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1019175&highlight=kendon).
...
Forum: Equipment 01-23-2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,858
Posted By Thinc2
Or you could just come right and state it's the...

Or you could just come right and state it's the Rukka Armas :norton

(except for the price).
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 15,767
Views: 872,064
Posted By Thinc2
I don't even own an orange bike. Is it true they...

I don't even own an orange bike. Is it true they are better than blue bikes?

http://hickler.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/General-Motorcycle-Cars/i-fVZzXfg/1/L/CA_01171512492082-L.jpg
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-11-2015, 07:54 PM
Replies: 12,646
Views: 1,768,313
Posted By Thinc2
I'm always amazed at how you guys know this...

I'm always amazed at how you guys know this stuff.

Thanks.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-11-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 12,646
Views: 1,768,313
Posted By Thinc2
And now another question - am i correct in...

And now another question - am i correct in assuming both sides of my center stand should have a nut like this one:...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-11-2015, 06:49 PM
Replies: 12,646
Views: 1,768,313
Posted By Thinc2
A few questions on this - where are the exhaust...

A few questions on this - where are the exhaust gaskets and what pinch bolts are we talking about - are these the exhaust clamps that hold the various parts of the exhaust together (under the engine...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-09-2015, 07:51 AM
Replies: 12,646
Views: 1,768,313
Posted By Thinc2
Most of my miles are the same and I have been...

Most of my miles are the same and I have been getting low 30's mpg. But I have been droning at 70mph at 5K rpm. This week I ran the same commute at 4K rpm and my mileage is in the high 30's. ...
Forum: Thumpers 01-08-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 15,767
Views: 872,064
Posted By Thinc2
Maybe the WR just isn't the right bike for you. ...

Maybe the WR just isn't the right bike for you. I'm in my 50's, of medium skills (at best), and no desire to go fast. I want something low maintenance and reliable. I just want to have fun and...
Forum: Thumpers 01-07-2015, 05:02 PM
Replies: 48,283
Views: 9,951,535
Posted By Thinc2
Love this picture - just nominated it for the...

Love this picture - just nominated it for the front page.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-07-2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 1,347
Views: 732,509
Posted By Thinc2
From the WR250R mega thread - this pic has it...

From the WR250R mega thread - this pic has it all:

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-mg--9J4AyPc/VKdIMnY7rrI/AAAAAAAAHsg/aC-CY5Y07LI/w925-h569-no/2015-01-02.jpg

No affiliation other than I...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-30-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,444
Posted By Thinc2
Hey Geek! I'm back from EU and living in the...

Hey Geek!
I'm back from EU and living in the Seattle area now. Bought a Moto guzzi Stelvio for commuting and a WR250R for the trails. Got some Yamaha's TTR's for the kids and am teaching them to...
Forum: Equipment 12-29-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,850
Posted By Thinc2
The cover holds the shoulder armor, and the...

The cover holds the shoulder armor, and the velcro tab attaches in-between the two pieces of velcro that normally secure the pocket for the armor in the shoulder of the jacket. worked really well....
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-28-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 12,646
Views: 1,768,313
Posted By Thinc2
A nice clean install - every wire at the correct...

A nice clean install - every wire at the correct length and properly protected. The wiring was as outlined in my original post - ground and switched circuit from the license plate light, brake light...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-27-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 12,646
Views: 1,768,313
Posted By Thinc2
Thx!

Thx!
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-27-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 12,646
Views: 1,768,313
Posted By Thinc2
Suddenly it seems obvious... :norton

Suddenly it seems obvious...

:norton
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-27-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 12,646
Views: 1,768,313
Posted By Thinc2
And while were at it, what is this cable that...

And while were at it, what is this cable that terminates with a spring? It sits right behind the tail light, in between the tail light and the little storage box under the rear seat. It is attached...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-27-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 12,646
Views: 1,768,313
Posted By Thinc2
Looking for wiring help - please see my questions...

Looking for wiring help - please see my questions after the pics:

I plan to add some Hyperlites - this will give me LED running lights plus flashing brake lights.

I need the following...
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