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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 05:33 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,440
Posted By Keithert
My cruisers have been pretty stable in the wind.

My cruisers have been pretty stable in the wind.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-19-2015, 11:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 437
Posted By Keithert
I've used YouTube's free music selection before...

I've used YouTube's free music selection before and found some that I liked.


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Forum: Equipment 05-19-2015, 04:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,467
Posted By Keithert
Yesterday I rode a completely expressway route...

Yesterday I rode a completely expressway route home to minimize stops. That took an hour. The Russell seat was comfortable for that ride. After that I rode some country roads. The seat was less...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-18-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,440
Posted By Keithert
My Strom usually does okay in the wind. It has a...

My Strom usually does okay in the wind. It has a fork brace and the forks raised a little in the trees.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-18-2015, 12:55 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,440
Posted By Keithert
How windy?

I took the afternoon off work to go riding. The wind speed is 22 mph and I'm getting blown all over on my V-strom. If the wind speed was much faster than this I'd high tail it home. How windy do...
Forum: Equipment 05-18-2015, 07:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,467
Posted By Keithert
Since starting this thread I had Russell lower...

Since starting this thread I had Russell lower the seat for my Royal Star. At first when I contacted them they said lowering it would reduce the comfort of the seat. When I sent pics to the seat...
Forum: Thumpers 05-16-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 17,541
Views: 995,502
Posted By Keithert
So it actually is a common issue. I know many FI...

So it actually is a common issue. I know many FI bikes such as the V-Strom 1000 and early BMW boxers can have issues with low speed mixture. Part of the reason I have a V-strom 650 is that it has...
Forum: Thumpers 05-16-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 17,541
Views: 995,502
Posted By Keithert
I took an offroad riding class today and used a...

I took an offroad riding class today and used a WR250. The fuel injection was not smooth at low speeds. Is this a common complaint?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-14-2015, 07:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 835
Posted By Keithert
My 11 year old son has been riding ATVs for 3...

My 11 year old son has been riding ATVs for 3 years. So he knows the basic parts of a motorcycle. One one occasion he did ride a manual clutch ATV and was able to get it moving and stop it. Last...
Forum: Airheads 05-12-2015, 11:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 580
Posted By Keithert
I don't ride the bike. It just is a bummer that...

I don't ride the bike. It just is a bummer that he bought a year early. Mu Ural has drums and they do the job, but I'd prefer disks.
Forum: Latin America 05-12-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,524
Posted By Keithert
Any update?

Any update?
Forum: Airheads 05-12-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 580
Posted By Keithert
My father bought a 73 /5 in 1973. I really wish...

My father bought a 73 /5 in 1973. I really wish he had waited a year for the /6. Drum brakes suck.
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-10-2015, 09:15 AM
Replies: 17,961
Views: 944,143
Posted By Keithert
That's a great place to ride to. I haven't been...

That's a great place to ride to. I haven't been there in years.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-09-2015, 11:47 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,575
Posted By Keithert
What is the drop in the bend of the bar end for?

What is the drop in the bend of the bar end for?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-09-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 9,580
Views: 3,853,759
Posted By Keithert
Ir is interesting how closely the bikes match...

Ir is interesting how closely the bikes match each other but let's not kid ourselves on who copied who.
Forum: Road warriors 05-07-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,440
Posted By Keithert
I bought a 2005 Wee after riding a Vulcan 1500...

I bought a 2005 Wee after riding a Vulcan 1500 for years. The Wee is quicker than the Vulcan. So it all depends on what you are coming from. That said if the older model 1000 had the same...
Forum: Ride reports 05-07-2015, 06:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 769
Posted By Keithert
When I read your facebook report I thought the...

When I read your facebook report I thought the bike was running well enough to get to New Lennox. I didn't realize you pushed it that far. Sorry your trip was cut short.
Forum: Thumpers 05-06-2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 225
Posted By Keithert
The valves were .003 rather than .002. I...

The valves were .003 rather than .002. I adjusted them to .002. Does that mean that now they are opening slightly more abd letting in more air/fuel?
Forum: Thumpers 05-06-2015, 11:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 225
Posted By Keithert
I"ll have to check the valves.

I"ll have to check the valves.
Forum: Thumpers 05-06-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 225
Posted By Keithert
XR/CRF 100 kick effort

My 11 year old has an 06 CRF100. I can start it in 1 kick but the effort is on the hard side. My 11 year old really has a hard time with it. My Ural 650 2 cylinder is easier to kick over. Are...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-03-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 17,961
Views: 944,143
Posted By Keithert
I went to the Forrest City open house today. Had...

I went to the Forrest City open house today. Had a good time with my son. Were any of you there?
Forum: Road warriors 04-30-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 10,155
Views: 1,729,578
Posted By Keithert
^^Why the 400 over the 650?

^^Why the 400 over the 650?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-28-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 159,849
Posted By Keithert
I ended up not getting a bike with TC. I got a...

I ended up not getting a bike with TC. I got a 2011 V-Strom 650. It has ABS but no TC.
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-27-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,078
Posted By Keithert
Nice pics. Enjoy the bike.

Nice pics. Enjoy the bike.
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-27-2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,801
Posted By Keithert
Thanks for posting. It is a reminder that even...

Thanks for posting. It is a reminder that even on a tame trail injury is possible. I'm going to get my son who is new to riding some better gear.
Forum: Equipment 04-27-2015, 06:02 AM
Replies: 825
Views: 122,467
Posted By Keithert
FS-THX-146 is the code through the end of April. ...

FS-THX-146 is the code through the end of April. Then FS-THX-147 is from 5/1/2015 to 6/30/2015.
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-25-2015, 09:44 PM
Replies: 17,961
Views: 944,143
Posted By Keithert
BBK Motorsport in Elgin will mount tires for $40...

BBK Motorsport in Elgin will mount tires for $40 each on the bike or $20 off the bike. I've used them for this twice in the last year.
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-25-2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 17,961
Views: 944,143
Posted By Keithert
Moose and I exchanged IMs on Wednesday.

Moose and I exchanged IMs on Wednesday.
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2015, 09:00 PM
Replies: 12,083
Views: 1,907,518
Posted By Keithert
Im the same height and inseam as you. I put a...

Im the same height and inseam as you. I put a seat concepts seat on and a Coleman ATV seat pad on top of that. The seat could still stand being a bit further from the pegs but it's not too bad. I...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-24-2015, 03:30 AM
Replies: 3,646
Views: 757,867
Posted By Keithert
That sounds like a lot for a bike warranty. ...

That sounds like a lot for a bike warranty. Usually they are around $500 for 4 additional years.
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 900
Posted By Keithert
I rode the 100 tonight to show my son how to ride...

I rode the 100 tonight to show my son how to ride tight figure 8s. Man that bike is easy to ride.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-21-2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 588
Posted By Keithert
He's been there on an atv. Didn't like the pea...

He's been there on an atv. Didn't like the pea gravel.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-20-2015, 08:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 588
Posted By Keithert
Does McCaslin still offer bike trails? I know...

Does McCaslin still offer bike trails? I know they closed the trails to 4x4s years ago.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-20-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 588
Posted By Keithert
Chicago area.

Chicago area.
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-19-2015, 08:03 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 12,441
Posted By Keithert
Is there any part of this ride a kid could ride?...

Is there any part of this ride a kid could ride? Or is a license required everywhere?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-18-2015, 09:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 588
Posted By Keithert
Where do you ride with your kids?

My 11 year old just got a bike. We can ride a bit in our yard and there is an allowed riding area about a mile away. There are also off-road parks 40 miles away. Are there areas that kids can ride...
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2015, 09:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 900
Posted By Keithert
I ended up getting him a 2006 CRF100F. He fits...

I ended up getting him a 2006 CRF100F. He fits on it okay and has some room to grow. He was riding it today and doing well on it. He is getting the use of the clutch down now but still struggles...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-18-2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,575
Posted By Keithert
Thanks for the input.

Thanks for the input.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-18-2015, 07:10 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,575
Posted By Keithert
Loosening levers so they move in a crash offroad?

I've seen a few references to loosening the brake and clutch levers slightly so that when the bike is dumped offroad the lever assembly rotates rather than bends a lever. Is this a common practice? ...
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2015, 11:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 402
Posted By Keithert
I ended up getting him a 2006 CRF100F. He fits...

I ended up getting him a 2006 CRF100F. He fits on it okay and has some room to grow. He was riding it today and doing well on it. He is getting the use of the clutch down now.
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