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Forum: Thumpers Today, 05:57 AM
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Posted By tapdiggy
hehe.

hehe.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Today, 05:45 AM
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Posted By tapdiggy
Eh? Wait a second.....?

Are you referring to a BMW X5 as a truck? That's like saying a Daytona 675 on knobbies can win at Erzberg. If indeed you were referring to a BMW X5.
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2014, 05:57 AM
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Posted By tapdiggy
Laugh Anyway.....Dual-cans on my exhaust now!

http://i560.photobucket.com/albums/ss44/TAPDiggy/20140412_171702.jpg (http://s560.photobucket.com/user/TAPDiggy/media/20140412_171702.jpg.html)
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2014, 11:31 AM
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Posted By tapdiggy
Talking First ride of the year.

Found some granite sculptures in a field.

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-b04UsooEuZA/U0gwNarG0CI/AAAAAAAAALU/MT32vgWB74Q/w1358-h764-no/14+-+1
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-07-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 7,937
Posted By tapdiggy
I find that the latter is derived from common...

I find that the latter is derived from common sense, and the former only exist to make it the standard.

Thus...

Unless there is signage explicitly prohibiting it, parking there isn't expressly...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-07-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,282
Posted By tapdiggy
Yes, very much in the same rationale, except not...

Yes, very much in the same rationale, except not patently absurd like water in a combustion chamber.:D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-07-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 7,937
Posted By tapdiggy
Those areas in a parking lot denote a No Parking...

Those areas in a parking lot denote a No Parking zone, regardless of location in the parking lot at large. That is why those spaces are painted with diagonal lines in them, to look different than...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-07-2014, 09:05 PM
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Posted By tapdiggy
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2014, 09:33 PM
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Posted By tapdiggy
Heh. I was actually asking what folks thought...

Heh. I was actually asking what folks thought about the 15/42 for the specific purpose of getting a "top speed" at the speed runs at the former Loring AFB up here in Maine. I can't fathom how...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-06-2014, 09:18 PM
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Posted By tapdiggy
Just reply: why yes, thank you for noticing. ;) ...

Just reply: why yes, thank you for noticing. ;)

Sent from my DROIDX using Tapatalk 2[/QUOTE]



A simple, flat-tone "no" is the best answer to such a rhetorical question. It conveys so much...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-06-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,282
Posted By tapdiggy
Tell us![/QUOTE] I am happy to admit, I...

Tell us![/QUOTE]

I am happy to admit, I underestimated the population of this forum; no one is this inept. Basically, using a spray bottle, mist Seafoam into the intake tract, usually downstream...
Forum: Thumpers 04-03-2014, 07:05 PM
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Posted By tapdiggy
it does pique my curiosity though: I wonder how a...

it does pique my curiosity though: I wonder how a 42 rear sprocket would be for a top speed run, in the mile, push start if needed. Hypothetically
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-03-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,218
Posted By tapdiggy
trundle

trundle
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-03-2014, 05:13 PM
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Views: 6,282
Posted By tapdiggy
no mention of "fogging" a top end in over 50...

no mention of "fogging" a top end in over 50 posts. odd
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-03-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,253
Posted By tapdiggy
Heh, both valid points. This thread is fun;...

Heh, both valid points.

This thread is fun; each mention of hair product elicits a mental image of David Beckham's pompadour:lol3
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-03-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,469
Posted By tapdiggy
That is an impressive amount of aftermarket parts...

That is an impressive amount of aftermarket parts on a TW200
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-03-2014, 04:31 PM
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Views: 12,056
Posted By tapdiggy
Yay for Bold New Graphics!

Yay for Bold New Graphics!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-03-2014, 04:27 PM
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Views: 3,134
Posted By tapdiggy
Could've just not passed on a double solid. Or is...

Could've just not passed on a double solid. Or is the assumption to be made, that Health and Safety is only ever draconian?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-03-2014, 04:10 PM
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Views: 5,972
Posted By tapdiggy
Ya that was ~2$ worth of genuine Borgo Panigale...

Ya that was ~2$ worth of genuine Borgo Panigale plastic in the helmetcam shots. However, I think the phrase 'In for a penny, in for a pound' applies here. So, more like $1k.
Forum: Thumpers 04-03-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 1,830
Views: 256,074
Posted By tapdiggy
http://i560.photobucket.com/albums/ss44/TAPDiggy/2...

http://i560.photobucket.com/albums/ss44/TAPDiggy/20140403_125226.jpg (http://s560.photobucket.com/user/TAPDiggy/media/20140403_125226.jpg.html)

First actual ride of spring today. Burning up the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-01-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,993
Posted By tapdiggy
The OP mentioned that he was gaining comfort on...

The OP mentioned that he was gaining comfort on the new tires before the drop. Comfort usually raise confidence, which raises courage. It sounds like the OP found the high point of available skill....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-01-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,989
Posted By tapdiggy
I think it was just surprisingly educational to...

I think it was just surprisingly educational to share your gate-meets-helmet mishap. We ain't much for ed u cashun 'round hee-ah; it is rare, and so, not to be trusted
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2014, 06:15 PM
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Views: 256,074
Posted By tapdiggy
I have used Rotella T6 5w40 in the XT, and it...

I have used Rotella T6 5w40 in the XT, and it didn't hold up satisfactorily. I went to Valvoline synthetic 10w40 moto-specific oil and I am happy with it.
As far I can tell from the Shell...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-24-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,385
Posted By tapdiggy
When looking at "freedom" in terms of being...

When looking at "freedom" in terms of being hampered by gear and your bike's specifications (weight, load, etc.)think like someone who has OCD and must be proactively preventative to have an average...
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 1,830
Views: 256,074
Posted By tapdiggy
I noticed an increase in valve noise when my...

I noticed an increase in valve noise when my valves were adjusted also. It could be the nature of the setup when the valves are put out toward the "loose" end of their clearance specs. Flappy valves...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-19-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,989
Posted By tapdiggy
Similarly, have you ever spent 20 minutes...

Similarly, have you ever spent 20 minutes kickstarting a bike, then remember to turn the fuel petcock to ON?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-17-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,609
Posted By tapdiggy
Semantics and Mathematics

Not if 40% is their best. That's what everyone has been trying to get through to you . Here and elsewhere. You can obviously count , you just don't know what the numbers mean. Or are ashamed to admit...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-17-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 7,937
Posted By tapdiggy
I parked behind the circle in front of a Target...

I parked behind the circle in front of a Target once. Management tracked me down in the store and had me move it.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-16-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,717
Posted By tapdiggy
A token attempt to pull it on track, though the horse argument is entertaining

Hey, ya, haha, that shirt is funny.


Hey, how is there no thread strictly for trashing on horses? I'd read that
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 1,830
Views: 256,074
Posted By tapdiggy
It is also a huge fan of 5-10 mph in muddy roots

It is also a huge fan of 5-10 mph in muddy roots
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-10-2014, 10:06 PM
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Views: 4,717
Posted By tapdiggy
:huh

:huh
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2014, 06:32 PM
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Views: 256,074
Posted By tapdiggy
What forum did you post the review on?

What forum did you post the review on?
Forum: Thumpers 09-21-2013, 10:15 PM
Replies: 1,830
Views: 256,074
Posted By tapdiggy
Bluhduh Is this done now?

I was enjoying this model-specific thread until recently. I very much would like to go back, if possible, to the information sharing and sincere troubleshooting nature and get away from the "op ed"...
Forum: Thumpers 09-21-2013, 07:47 AM
Replies: 1,830
Views: 256,074
Posted By tapdiggy
Heh, I would imagine that leprechaun blood is...

Heh, I would imagine that leprechaun blood is "O'Ring compatible"... See what I did there... because leprechauns are Irish...fiddle dee dee potatoes
Forum: Thumpers 09-20-2013, 08:27 PM
Replies: 1,830
Views: 256,074
Posted By tapdiggy
I think maybe you are right about the spacers...

I think maybe you are right about the spacers reducing your fork dive under braking, but not because they increased preload. It may be that the spacers reduce the size of the void into which the fork...
Forum: Thumpers 09-20-2013, 08:01 PM
Replies: 1,830
Views: 256,074
Posted By tapdiggy
Let's break it down and touch on each section:

I didn't state that preloading a spring changed its overall travel. I said just what you did: more preload equals more compressed (therefore extendable) spring. The logical implication is that there...
Forum: Thumpers 09-19-2013, 09:10 PM
Replies: 1,830
Views: 256,074
Posted By tapdiggy
Yep, the best way to make suspension better...

Yep, the best way to make suspension better resist compressing and/or bottoming is to use stiffer springs, but what about the other end of things....

Preload does have an effect beyond ride...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-30-2013, 12:42 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 12,056
Posted By tapdiggy
I am guessing that you are referring to the front...

I am guessing that you are referring to the front tire. If so, no it is mounted correctly; tread grooves face rearward at the bottom to evacuate water to the rear and out to the sides of the tire to ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-29-2013, 09:17 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,690
Posted By tapdiggy
Puke Oh Gosh, This is Going to Get Misinterpretd

ABS in the "Adventure" motorcycle market is, to an extent, a marketing object. The bikes are meant to go well down the road, and on unfinished, less-maintained surfaces, with a level of parity.
It...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-29-2013, 08:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,132
Posted By tapdiggy
Facetious tone aside, yep, this forum isn't the...

Facetious tone aside, yep, this forum isn't the place for learning anything. :lol3
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