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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-24-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,264
Posted By mtnbikeboy
This, there was a guy who showed it on a YouTube...

This, there was a guy who showed it on a YouTube video. Works amazingly well. I usually do a microfiber and leave it on for 20 mins or so. I just set it aside and come back to it. Just water, nothing...
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 07-15-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,821
Posted By mtnbikeboy
And someones felt badly and were embarrassed...

And someones felt badly and were embarrassed because they're very much the non-confrontational, keep everyone happy types. :shog

SOG does make a good alarm clock though. :deal :evil
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 07-14-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,821
Posted By mtnbikeboy
That's very true. Are you saying you have one...

That's very true. Are you saying you have one arranged already? :clap

How much is your Thursday night bed going for this year? :deal :hide
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 07-14-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,821
Posted By mtnbikeboy
Good to know should I ever be able to afford one...

Good to know should I ever be able to afford one of those (or find a screaming deal on eBay.)
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 07-14-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,821
Posted By mtnbikeboy
With the exception of the puppy & llama, most of...

With the exception of the puppy & llama, most of these lists would appeal to me. Especially a Badlands Jacket. If you could score one of those, that would attract attention. Or just go all out and...
Forum: Ride reports 07-02-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 28,129
Posted By mtnbikeboy
Now I have even more reading to catch up on. ...

Now I have even more reading to catch up on.

Any news of the book?

If this were to restart today, the Wans would definitely make the list of my favorites.
Forum: Ride reports 06-27-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 12,721
Posted By mtnbikeboy
Loving this ride report. Leo, I showed your...

Loving this ride report.

Leo, I showed your family picture to an MK friend of mine and it turns out you were neighbors with his parents the Pontiers. Small world. I was at LeTourneau University...
Forum: Ride reports 06-24-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 13,038
Posted By mtnbikeboy
The pictures are links to the large versions. I...

The pictures are links to the large versions. I just now realized that after squinting at most of them.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-25-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,895
Posted By mtnbikeboy
My take aways from this article. 1. Wear a...

My take aways from this article.

1. Wear a helmet! 14.2% of fatalities would not have been fatal if a helmet was worn (according to the NHSTA stats quoted)

2. Don't drink & ride. I was stunned...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-24-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 581
Posted By mtnbikeboy
You're in Austria, just pop over to Erzberg and...

You're in Austria, just pop over to Erzberg and ride last years course. :evil By the end you'll either be good at riding offroad or giving up forever. :deal

On a more serious note, do you have any...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-09-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,093
Posted By mtnbikeboy
I once saw a list (in my BRC maybe) that had a...

I once saw a list (in my BRC maybe) that had a breakdown of which states allowed a m/c to run a red that wasn't tripping. TX has no allowance for such. My TA has never tripped an induction loop to my...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-18-2013, 07:03 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,519
Posted By mtnbikeboy
Texas, USA MSF training course required, my...

Texas, USA

MSF training course required, my local one is $200USD. Following course completion one takes a 20 question written test at the licensing center.
Cost for the actual license is $15 USD....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-18-2013, 06:42 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,399
Posted By mtnbikeboy
Texas, USA checks the following: ...

Texas, USA checks the following:

Insurance/Registration
Tire Tread depth,
M/C shop will do a quick ride, non M/C shop inspector has painted lines for the owner to stop within;
Lights/Lenses;...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-13-2013, 07:39 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,003
Posted By mtnbikeboy
They claim it's armored: Personally, I...

They claim it's armored:



Personally, I think the Captian America one is kind of cool.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-01-2013, 07:06 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,415
Posted By mtnbikeboy
If you understand basic physics, this video does...

If you understand basic physics, this video does an excellent job of explaining exactly what's happening during countersteering.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgUOOwnZcDU
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-27-2013, 07:28 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,504
Posted By mtnbikeboy
This is what I assumed. I'd like to hear how they...

This is what I assumed. I'd like to hear how they reacted when he showed up for his visit. :ear

On my 1.5 mile commute I don't encounter too much rage. One time a lady did change lanes almost on...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-25-2013, 06:56 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,302
Posted By mtnbikeboy
I don't have any experience riding outside of the...

I don't have any experience riding outside of the US, so hear this accordingly. When I was in India for 2 weeks last January I paid a lot of attention to the bikes because I was curious.

The one...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-14-2013, 12:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,018
Posted By mtnbikeboy
Paging Big & LittleWan. :ear I believe if...

Paging Big & LittleWan. :ear

I believe if you watch some of their videos, Matt does stand up when they are offroad.
Forum: Ride reports 11-04-2013, 06:23 AM
Replies: 1,017
Views: 208,673
Posted By mtnbikeboy
So, I used a GoPro for the first time at...

So, I used a GoPro for the first time at RollTheBones 4 last weekend(Oct 25-27). First off, it was a great rally and you guys should come next year. Do a celebrity tour; call it a ride report...
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 10-29-2013, 08:12 AM
Replies: 1,432
Views: 68,849
Posted By mtnbikeboy
There was a 4th? I missed it then. I saw mine,...

There was a 4th? I missed it then. I saw mine, the '89 converted to red w/ AT lights w/ a recliner rack :huh, and the full Rotheman AT conversion. Which was the 4th one? I'm disappointed I missed...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-28-2013, 02:00 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 10,539
Posted By mtnbikeboy
This. I just participated in a sand riding clinic...

This. I just participated in a sand riding clinic over the weekend at an ADV rally (RTB 4). The instructor emphasized looking up and ahead. "You can't do anything about the terrain immediately in...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 10-28-2013, 01:11 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,614
Posted By mtnbikeboy
Thanks to all the (dis)organizers for a great...

Thanks to all the (dis)organizers for a great rally. It was our first one ever, and we definitely enjoyed ourselves. :clap:clap We hope to make it back next year.

The only small critique I would...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 10-28-2013, 12:24 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,614
Posted By mtnbikeboy
:y0! What about medium bike friendly? :evil

:y0! What about medium bike friendly? :evil
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 10-24-2013, 07:03 PM
Replies: 1,432
Views: 68,849
Posted By mtnbikeboy
Well, it took just a little longer to get out the...

Well, it took just a little longer to get out the door than planned. I am typing his from walmart in Longview. We decided we'd rather sleep there than have to worry about waking up on time tomorrow....
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 10-24-2013, 08:00 AM
Replies: 1,432
Views: 68,849
Posted By mtnbikeboy
There are foamed rimmed safety glasses out there...

There are foamed rimmed safety glasses out there so. . . welding supply store, Home Depot, Lowes? Be warned HD and Lowe's charge 3x what the glasses sell for at your local welder's supply.
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 10-22-2013, 05:37 AM
Replies: 1,432
Views: 68,849
Posted By mtnbikeboy
We will also be in the Dirty Raid slow group.

We will also be in the Dirty Raid slow group.
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 10-21-2013, 03:42 PM
Replies: 1,432
Views: 68,849
Posted By mtnbikeboy
Maybe that's why the fine officers of the law in...

Maybe that's why the fine officers of the law in your neighborhood don't like you. :deal


Regarding your tire, does a 130/70/17 work for you. I could sell you a slightly used Shinko 705. I pulled...
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 10-21-2013, 09:36 AM
Replies: 1,432
Views: 68,849
Posted By mtnbikeboy
It's that second sticker on your windshield....

It's that second sticker on your windshield. :lol3 The one that can get you a $130 award. Also, the one that's not even visible from behind b/c it's on the DR's fender. That one may be skipped (even...
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 10-21-2013, 07:34 AM
Replies: 1,432
Views: 68,849
Posted By mtnbikeboy
Glad to know I'm not the only one that still has...

Glad to know I'm not the only one that still has bike work to do. Here's my to do list for the next 3 days:

DR650:
Fab skid plate
Lube chain
Jet Kit?
Countershaft sprocket
Inspection
...
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 10-20-2013, 12:31 PM
Replies: 1,432
Views: 68,849
Posted By mtnbikeboy
:y0! Wait, so you spend all this time organizing...

:y0! Wait, so you spend all this time organizing the rally, finding a spot, ordering t-shirts, and whatever else you do that we don't see, and you don't even get to play with the group?!? :eek1:eek1...
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 10-19-2013, 09:53 AM
Replies: 1,432
Views: 68,849
Posted By mtnbikeboy
RolltheBones4 is a printed map of all the rides...

RolltheBones4 is a printed map of all the rides from this rally I guess?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-19-2013, 09:51 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 7,685
Posted By mtnbikeboy
I did not grow up riding and have been riding...

I did not grow up riding and have been riding street for 3 years (I am 34). I have ridden mountain bikes since high school without injury (only rec riding).

I went through 3 cars in HS. Only 1...
Forum: Ride reports 10-18-2013, 04:37 PM
Replies: 1,017
Views: 208,673
Posted By mtnbikeboy
I'll just leave this here: ...

I'll just leave this here:
http://www.mountaingear.com/webstore/home.htm?Ntt=pulley
Forum: Ride reports 10-18-2013, 12:24 PM
Replies: 1,017
Views: 208,673
Posted By mtnbikeboy
Paul, there may be a bike specific block and...

Paul, there may be a bike specific block and tackle out there, but you could make a 2 or 3-1 system pretty easily with some small sheaves from REI or similar. These are typically not very expensive...
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 10-17-2013, 06:50 PM
Replies: 1,432
Views: 68,849
Posted By mtnbikeboy
Tires arrived today. Now to get them mounted and...

Tires arrived today. Now to get them mounted and scrubbed in. http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/10/18/tunuvamu.jpg
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 10-15-2013, 11:44 AM
Replies: 1,432
Views: 68,849
Posted By mtnbikeboy
Can't say I'd be thrilled to ride in the rain,...

Can't say I'd be thrilled to ride in the rain, but I have some Trakmaster II's on the way. We'll at least have traction.

In other news, do any of you guys have a spare dirt helmet you'd be willing...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-14-2013, 09:35 AM
Replies: 784
Views: 101,366
Posted By mtnbikeboy
Here are my answers.

Here are my answers.
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 10-06-2013, 08:41 PM
Replies: 1,432
Views: 68,849
Posted By mtnbikeboy
I'm considering it. I think at this point we will...

I'm considering it. I think at this point we will be trucking in, so we may just drive out Thursday after I get off work.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-03-2013, 11:18 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 11,125
Posted By mtnbikeboy
This is where HD could have the most room to...

This is where HD could have the most room to grow. A small, skinny thumper priced reasonably. Though what reasonably means could be up for debate. A brand new Bajaj Discover 150 can be had OTD for...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-03-2013, 07:34 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,066
Posted By mtnbikeboy
In PA the tag stays with the person, not the...

In PA the tag stays with the person, not the vehicle. If you meet the PA guy at a public notary he can have you sign over the title (signature must be notarized in PA), sign all the other documents...
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