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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-13-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,809
Posted By dasrider
exactly, I guess I should have clarified that...

exactly, I guess I should have clarified that keeping maintenance throttle through the turn is ideal.

If you've begun the highside sequence, don't snap it shut!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-13-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,809
Posted By dasrider
^+1 Giving it too much throttle...

^+1




Giving it too much throttle while leaned is what causes highsides (on pavement). As the rear starts to wash out, snapping the throttle shut causes the rear to instantly grip the tarmac...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-12-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,263
Posted By dasrider
I don't know either way for sure, but it seemed...

I don't know either way for sure, but it seemed like I had more "just missed" incidents with my charcoal gray R1 than my red/silver RC51 or copper SV1000S.

Of course I had my worse accident on the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-11-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 7,142
Posted By dasrider
You do want to hit the front brake as hard and...

You do want to hit the front brake as hard and long as you can while the bike is upright before the turn. Trail brake the front as much as you're comfortable while leaning through and into the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-08-2014, 05:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,605
Posted By dasrider
My dad's old '07 Harley Electra Glide would idle...

My dad's old '07 Harley Electra Glide would idle along at about 2500rpm at interstate speeds iirc.

I think it redlined below 6000rpm too...


Not a bike, but previous generation...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-08-2014, 05:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,605
Posted By dasrider
Your description sounds pretty good, call Honda...

Your description sounds pretty good, call Honda and make it happen.
Forum: Thumpers 08-07-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,275
Posted By dasrider
I don't know what you paid for your Ninja, but...

I don't know what you paid for your Ninja, but from everything I've seen and read you should be able to get at least that much back out of it.

If you're looking for maximum dollar put it on C-list...
Forum: Equipment 08-07-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,363
Posted By dasrider
I've got the Mobile Warming battery heated vest....

I've got the Mobile Warming battery heated vest. Depending on the heat setting (1-4) the battery lasts anywhere between an hour to 8 hours. Get to your destination and let the battery charge or just...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-07-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 8,918
Posted By dasrider
Shoei Show-eeh? -or- Shue-eeh

Shoei

Show-eeh?

-or-

Shue-eeh
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-07-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,663
Posted By dasrider
While I mostly agree and think this would be...

While I mostly agree and think this would be great stateside I just don't ever see it happening. Motorcycling just isn't as infused in the culture here as it seems to be in the UK. Just look at the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-07-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,663
Posted By dasrider
This seems a little short-sighted. Why would you...

This seems a little short-sighted. Why would you feel compelled to bash fellow riders for wanting to learn and expand their racecraft from people who know it best? I love doing trackdays and someday,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-06-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 362
Views: 63,743
Posted By dasrider
I don't know, every bike has its flaws, right? ...

I don't know, every bike has its flaws, right?

Some of them give the bike "character", others make the riding experience less enjoyable. Take for instance my DR350SE - the seat makes me want to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-06-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,663
Posted By dasrider
This thread has a lot of international...

This thread has a lot of international participation, that's cool. Kinda nice to see some different perspectives than just from the US.

I didn't even know anything about bikes until I was 23 in...
Forum: The Garage 08-05-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,856
Posted By dasrider
Just a bit of an update. I put in 6 washers just...

Just a bit of an update. I put in 6 washers just as shown earlier in the thread here, spaced apart about an inch each. That is, until I realized I didn't leave room for the spark arrestor, dangit!
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-04-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,498
Posted By dasrider
I thought my 6i's were shot about 3 years ago...

I thought my 6i's were shot about 3 years ago when I started this thread: http://www.sport-touring.net/forums/index.php/topic,67885.msg1565231.html#msg1565231

Turns out using a donor set of head...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-01-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,498
Posted By dasrider
Etymotics are where it's at. I've used my ER-6is...

Etymotics are where it's at. I've used my ER-6is for years and had they not discontinued them, would replace them with another set.

I went through several sets of earbuds before I found the ER6is....
Forum: Vendors 08-01-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 19,115
Posted By dasrider
I don't have a device or tool to offer other than...

I don't have a device or tool to offer other than my dad's experience. About 4 years ago (when he was 61) he was sitting on and backing out his '07 HD Electra Glide Ultra Classic. The thing is huge...
Forum: Equipment 08-01-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,813
Posted By dasrider
When I first really started getting into riding I...

When I first really started getting into riding I was blowing money left and right on gear. I bought a pair of Alpinestars thinner summer weight socks for the hotter rides. A* roadrace socks for my...
Forum: Ride reports 07-31-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 21,327
Posted By dasrider
Subscribed by a fellow DR350 owner! :freaky

Subscribed by a fellow DR350 owner! :freaky
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-29-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 811
Views: 62,006
Posted By dasrider
He's talking about going to jail, losing your...

He's talking about going to jail, losing your license, etc. haha.

You know, because you just did something really stupid on your bike (because you can't be controlled...) and you're now considered...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-29-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,839
Posted By dasrider
So the shipper has not shipped the bike yet? ...

So the shipper has not shipped the bike yet?

This is just my opinion, but I wouldn't want a bike of mine shipped on the sidestand or centerstand if it had one. I would not want every giant pot...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-29-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 932
Posted By dasrider
I've done it for years on the street with no...

I've done it for years on the street with no issues whatsoever. I always liked a Pilot Road 2 rear combined with a Pilot Power 2 front. The stickier front gave slightly better response and would last...
Forum: Equipment 07-24-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,344
Posted By dasrider
+1 on what these guys are saying. I'm a cheap...

+1 on what these guys are saying. I'm a cheap b-tard so I'm always trying to pay way less than retail. Here are a few tips I use to get the best deals - a lot of this stuff applies to street and...
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 525
Posted By dasrider
Just to close out this thread I ended up opening...

Just to close out this thread I ended up opening the drain plug at the bottom of the float bowl and letting plenty of water/gas drain on out. I tapped the float bowl a little to make sure nothing...
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 525
Posted By dasrider
update.... We went through 1.25 gallons of...

update....

We went through 1.25 gallons of Walmart's finest 10w-40 and have gotten the bike to idle pretty well. As far as I can tell all of the water is out of the exhaust and it appears to be...
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 25,723
Views: 3,079,662
Posted By dasrider
Hey all, I'm just getting around to playing with...

Hey all, I'm just getting around to playing with my new to me 1994 DR350SE. I just removed the practically new Kouba +3 links for OEM as it was just too short for my tastes. What is an ideal sag...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-21-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 811
Views: 62,006
Posted By dasrider
The only way anyone can really appreciate what a...

The only way anyone can really appreciate what a true liter bike is capable of is to ride one at a track where you can really stretch its legs (legally). I thought my Bandit was quick until I got an...
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,899
Posted By dasrider
I have drilled several drain plugs and other...

I have drilled several drain plugs and other various bolts when I was doing trackdays. I also don't have access to a drill press and just used a bench top vise to hold my part in place. I went...
Forum: The Garage 07-21-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,881
Posted By dasrider
another +1 on Hyperlites. Had them on my SV1000S...

another +1 on Hyperlites. Had them on my SV1000S after I almost got ran over twice in one day.
Forum: The Garage 07-21-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,856
Posted By dasrider
There's interest alright. I'm looking for ways to...

There's interest alright. I'm looking for ways to reduce the dB out of my DG exhaust as well. What is the part number and where can I get the quiet core insert I need? I've got a 1994 DR350SE that I...
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 525
Posted By dasrider
TTR125 water in engine

So my son says the other day, "Hey dad, I need to wash my bike since I got it all muddy yesterday."

I say great! He's taking responsibility for his equipment - good! He then asks if getting a...
Forum: Equipment 07-17-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 440
Views: 44,579
Posted By dasrider
I have a code someone can use: hm7515364

I have a code someone can use:

hm7515364
Forum: Equipment 07-14-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 347
Posted By dasrider
Just pulled the trigger on the non MX guards....

Just pulled the trigger on the non MX guards. Thanks for the advice everyone!
Forum: Equipment 07-14-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 347
Posted By dasrider
Tusk Handguards

I'm shopping for some handguards for my son's 2004 TTR-125 and I think I've settled on the Tusk D-Flex. However, looking at rockymountain's site there is the Tusk MX D-flex for $24.99 and the Tusk...
Forum: Equipment 07-09-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 356
Posted By dasrider
Dirt gloves suggestions

So my son and I are about to get into dirt bike riding for the first time. I've ridden street and track for the past 15 years and can tell you all about the best track gloves out there, but I don't...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-30-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,622
Posted By dasrider
I've had my share of street crashes, two were my...

I've had my share of street crashes, two were my fault by pushing it too much combined with over enthusiasm and the last (and most serious) where a guy pulled out in front of me.

In my experience...
Forum: Equipment 04-15-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,032
Posted By dasrider
Not to get this too off topic, but if you really...

Not to get this too off topic, but if you really think this is their business model we should go ahead and start mourning the death of another gear manufacturer. Of course they want to increase...
Forum: Equipment 04-07-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 761
Posted By dasrider
Plenty of threads on this subject. In my...

Plenty of threads on this subject. In my experience of loading/unloading countless times, you need a long arched ramp. I've got two 9' long arched, folding ramps. Each ramp is rated at 500lbs. The...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-03-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,597
Posted By dasrider
Dang, OP was trollin' on this one. ...

Dang, OP was trollin' on this one.

Regardless, it's a good discussion to have. I've been married almost 11 years and I've been riding about 12 years. I can't imagine life with a bike of some sort....
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 350
Posted By dasrider
I need your help!

I know these threads can be a little repitive in nature, but I could use a little insight from you guys on this one.

So I've been riding about 14 years now - all street and track. I'm comfortable...
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