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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-15-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 16,788
Posted By Ceemack
Can any dirt riders from California tell me how...

Can any dirt riders from California tell me how you pronounce "Glamis"? 'Cause the Scots would say "Glahms", but I'm guessing most people here call it "Glam-iss".
Forum: The Garage 04-29-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,282
Posted By Ceemack
150 kilos? Sadly, that's about what I weigh...

150 kilos? Sadly, that's about what I weigh barefoot.

Others may argue, but here's how I set up my Gen I KLR:

The heaviest progressive-rate fork springs I could find
Front pre-load set...
Forum: Equipment 02-26-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,322
Posted By Ceemack
I pretty much put the "long" in "long oval". I...

I pretty much put the "long" in "long oval". I remember the Bell Moto III helmet I wore as a kid...I thought that sore spot on my forehead was just how things were supposed to be.

I tried a...
Forum: Road warriors 02-04-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 20,342
Posted By Ceemack
That's a perfectly logical suggestion. It would...

That's a perfectly logical suggestion. It would broaden consumer choice and facilitate international trade.

Shorter version: "Dream on."

There is no passion like that of a functionary for...
Forum: Thumpers 02-04-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,726
Posted By Ceemack
OK, I'm no expert, but... It's easy to tell...

OK, I'm no expert, but...

It's easy to tell if a jet is clogged. Stick the straw from the carb cleaner can in the open end and spray. If cleaner sprays enthusiastically out of all the openings,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-04-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,402
Posted By Ceemack
Agreed...the driveway is your friend. The angle...

Agreed...the driveway is your friend. The angle between the ramp and the bed won't be as steep.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-03-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,402
Posted By Ceemack
I wonder if this is why Harbor Freight sells so...

I wonder if this is why Harbor Freight sells so many of those nice, low-slung 1100-lb. trailers...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-28-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 18,644
Posted By Ceemack
"There will still be people who don't notice you,...

"There will still be people who don't notice you, so don't bother wearing it."

I had some fool pull right out in front of me a few years ago. Took a hell of a maneuver to avoid t-boning him. ...
Forum: Thumpers 01-07-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,939
Posted By Ceemack
A KLR. It's tolerable, but I've got a set of...

A KLR. It's tolerable, but I've got a set of peg-lowering brackets waiting for me to install them.

A tall bike doesn't necessarily have much legroom. It's not the distance between the seat and...
Forum: Thumpers 01-06-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,939
Posted By Ceemack
First, you'll have to learn the difference...

First, you'll have to learn the difference between "duel" and "dual". Homonyms can really trip a guy up.

Second, you'll have to define "dual sport". Most of this has to do with balance. Are...
Forum: Road warriors 11-27-2013, 06:02 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,625
Posted By Ceemack
I'm trying to picture this technology on a KLR...

I'm trying to picture this technology on a KLR 650. I'm not quite making it.
Forum: The Garage 11-18-2013, 01:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,240
Posted By Ceemack
I just did a similar mod to my Gen I KLR. The...

I just did a similar mod to my Gen I KLR. The stock wiring for the headlight was losing roughly 2 volts between the battery and the headlight socket. Even with a Silverstar Ultra it looked like I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-18-2013, 11:47 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,220
Posted By Ceemack
Fascism IS socialism, just with snappy outfits.

Fascism IS socialism, just with snappy outfits.
Forum: Road warriors 11-07-2013, 03:18 PM
Replies: 2,521
Views: 259,337
Posted By Ceemack
Your definitions of "tall" and "short" must be...

Your definitions of "tall" and "short" must be quite a bit different from mine. From my perspective, just about every bike on the road is made for short people.

I've always figured the...
Forum: Road warriors 11-07-2013, 10:24 AM
Replies: 2,521
Views: 259,337
Posted By Ceemack
I like the looks of that white bike, except that...

I like the looks of that white bike, except that it appears to be set up for the 5'6" crowd, not the 6'6" crowd.
Forum: Equipment 10-31-2013, 12:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,323
Posted By Ceemack
I think you're starting in the wrong place. Find...

I think you're starting in the wrong place. Find a helmet first, and see what's left in your budget.

When I was in your position, I also had $200-$300 budgeted for a helmet. The problem? None...
Forum: Equipment 10-22-2013, 05:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,830
Posted By Ceemack
I don't know if anything could fit all of your...

I don't know if anything could fit all of your requirements, especially since "waterproof" and "vented" seem mutually exclusive.

But having a 36" inseam myself, the only pants I've ever found...
Forum: Vendors 09-09-2013, 09:58 PM
Replies: 4,287
Views: 952,940
Posted By Ceemack
Yes, on low-beam they'll go from full brightness...

Yes, on low-beam they'll go from full brightness to nothing, depending on how the knob is turned. They've worked perfectly until this weekend.

I haven't had a chance to test the wire I've got...
Forum: Vendors 09-09-2013, 05:49 PM
Replies: 4,287
Views: 952,940
Posted By Ceemack
I've suddenly got an issue with my rotary dimmer....

I've suddenly got an issue with my rotary dimmer. I'm fine on low-beam, but when I hit the high-beam switch the LED lights go out.

Any suggestions?
Forum: Road warriors 09-06-2013, 02:34 PM
Replies: 2,246
Views: 554,080
Posted By Ceemack
I don't own a Bandit, but I've been thinking...

I don't own a Bandit, but I've been thinking about one for a while. For more leg room, I think you've got two zero-cost options:
1. Raise the seat, which I believe goes up about 3/4".
2. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-15-2013, 12:42 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 31,984
Posted By Ceemack
The biggest douchebag I can recall was driving a...

The biggest douchebag I can recall was driving a BMW 5-series.

But #2 and #3 were riding a chopper and a Ducati, respectively.

Douchebag #2 rode his chopper well under the speed limit until...
Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2013, 06:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,240
Posted By Ceemack
I probably should have mentioned that suspension...

I probably should have mentioned that suspension upgrades will be necessary. At a minimum, you'll want some of Eagle Mike's raising links in the rear and progressive-rate springs (with extra...
Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2013, 02:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,240
Posted By Ceemack
I'm 6'6" and 325. I've got an '06 KLR 650 that...

I'm 6'6" and 325. I've got an '06 KLR 650 that I've just started riding. I rode through some hill country yesterday that included some steep grades, both up and down, that made me wonder how well...
Forum: Thumpers 07-31-2013, 12:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,398
Posted By Ceemack
I'd have to agree with those who have suggested a...

I'd have to agree with those who have suggested a KLR 650.

It's one of the better tall-guy bikes out there. In stock trim it's not set up for much more than 160-180 pounds, but there's plenty...
Forum: Road warriors 05-28-2013, 11:38 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 13,830
Posted By Ceemack
The original Boulevard M50 (without the bullet...

The original Boulevard M50 (without the bullet fairing) was one of the best-looking cruisers on the road. I'm told it also cornered better than most.

How about one with the Bandit engine? Now...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-22-2013, 05:36 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 39,649
Posted By Ceemack
This has been an interesting thread. It's the...

This has been an interesting thread. It's the first I've heard of using car tires on a bike.

I'm typically a use-it-for-what-it's-designed-for kind of guy, and so initially thought the idea of...
Forum: Equipment 05-21-2013, 06:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,920
Posted By Ceemack
Oh, to be able to get along with just a dental...

Oh, to be able to get along with just a dental appliance.

Unfortunately, they only work for some sleep apnea sufferers. Years ago I consulted a dentist who specialized in sleep issues. He said...
Forum: Equipment 04-04-2013, 10:44 AM
Replies: 736
Views: 221,554
Posted By Ceemack
This is an old thread, and the OP probably hasn't...

This is an old thread, and the OP probably hasn't paid attention in a long time. But since it keeps coming up, I'll play.

There's a difference between a utility/daily carry knife and a survival...
Forum: Equipment 02-13-2013, 10:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,887
Posted By Ceemack
MSF practice range cones

I'm just posting a note in case somebody besides me goes looking for a set of the flat / stubby cones they use to mark the practice range for the MSF course. I've been looking all over for them,...
Forum: Equipment 02-06-2013, 04:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,533
Posted By Ceemack
6'6", 300, 44 waist, 36 inseam, 39 sleeve. I've...

6'6", 300, 44 waist, 36 inseam, 39 sleeve. I've got Tourmaster Transitions II and Sonora jackets that are long enough for me.

I found that Olympia pants fit me fine...plenty long, and the knee...
Forum: Vendors 02-03-2013, 06:00 PM
Replies: 4,287
Views: 952,940
Posted By Ceemack
I bought a dimmer module a while back. Now that...

I bought a dimmer module a while back. Now that I've finally gotten around to installing it, it seems that the remote-control fob has disappeared.

Is the fob available as a replacement part, or...
Forum: The Garage 01-22-2013, 12:27 PM
Replies: 997
Views: 183,550
Posted By Ceemack
I've had one for about 18 months, and I'd...

I've had one for about 18 months, and I'd definitely rate this as a pass--with a couple of warnings.

My poor KLR has been up on this thing for almost the full 18 months, as I've been in and out...
Forum: The Garage 10-09-2012, 03:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,286
Posted By Ceemack
I did, but it didn't accomplish anything. Hence...

I did, but it didn't accomplish anything. Hence my desire to make it easier on myself next time.
Forum: The Garage 10-08-2012, 11:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,286
Posted By Ceemack
Yeah, I've got sealed bearings to go in. Thanks.

Yeah, I've got sealed bearings to go in. Thanks.
Forum: The Garage 10-08-2012, 10:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,286
Posted By Ceemack
Prevent stuck wheel bearings?

After a considerable struggle, I've finally gotten the old bearings out of my front hub so I can install fresh ones. The old ones were stuck so badly I had to cut them with a Dremel tool before the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-26-2012, 02:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,893
Posted By Ceemack
A KLR is slightly faster than a horse, and you...

A KLR is slightly faster than a horse, and you don't have to muck out the stall nearly as often.
Forum: Equipment 09-13-2012, 10:33 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 24,086
Posted By Ceemack
I'm guessing your training wasn't in sleep...

I'm guessing your training wasn't in sleep issues. Apnea can be exacerbated by excess weight, but its root cause is usually the structure of the patient's jaw and/or the soft tissue in the mouth and...
Forum: Equipment 09-11-2012, 04:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,883
Posted By Ceemack
From the Snell Foundation's website: The...

From the Snell Foundation's website:

The five-year replacement recommendation is based on a consensus by both helmet manufacturers and the Snell Foundation. Glues, resins and other...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-11-2012, 04:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,403
Posted By Ceemack
Y'know, I was expecting this story to involve a...

Y'know, I was expecting this story to involve a completely different kind of Wild Turkey.
Forum: EMEA 09-11-2012, 03:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 932
Posted By Ceemack
Wales is a wonderful place to visit--it may be...

Wales is a wonderful place to visit--it may be the friendliest place I've ever been. Sadly, I've only seen a little bit of it.

It's well out of the way, but if you find yourself in a little...
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