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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-17-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,980
Posted By Sprig
I watched a 1/4 mile street race in Southern...

I watched a 1/4 mile street race in Southern California, somewhere around Burbank, around '89-90 best as I can remember.

Best as I can remember, it was between an early '70s Chevelle and a fairly...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-06-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 35,626
Views: 9,008,371
Posted By Sprig
I can't help myself ... and I don't want to...

I can't help myself ...

and I don't want to come across as mean ...

But...

If a GREAT BIG BUG hit her right square on the two front teeth...

Her teeth could then match the color of rest...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-06-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 35,626
Views: 9,008,371
Posted By Sprig
I don't think so. As I said, Victory does...

I don't think so.

As I said, Victory does some custom stuff with the pedals on some models. And, I AM NOT a Victory expert; and as such I reserve the right to be horrible wrong.

HOWEVER!

Vic...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-06-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 35,626
Views: 9,008,371
Posted By Sprig
I think I rode a Victory at their demo with a...

I think I rode a Victory at their demo with a shifter a lot like that left pedal that looks like a floorboard type foot rest.

You can't put your foot UNDER the normal shifter, so you have to move...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-06-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 35,626
Views: 9,008,371
Posted By Sprig
How come they get to? And, the rest of us...

How come they get to? And, the rest of us don't?:huh

And, what is your problem with dogs?:evil
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-06-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,285
Posted By Sprig
Extra Virgin Oliveoil? Maybe? On second...

Extra Virgin Oliveoil? Maybe?

On second thought, I think it was the outer space robot that WALL-E fell in love with.

But, then I did a GOOGLE ...

Evo social cooking™ appliances are found in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-06-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 35,626
Views: 9,008,371
Posted By Sprig
No damnit, I'm not going to let you lecture me on...

No damnit, I'm not going to let you lecture me on being courteous.:evil

Who TF do you think you are?:eek1

I feel real sorry for you (I really don't), but you just don't have the education that...
Forum: Thumpers 02-01-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 9,014
Views: 1,283,950
Posted By Sprig
Not long ago in time, the REALITY was that the...

Not long ago in time, the REALITY was that the other bikes were MUCH more expensive to purchase new. None of the riders had to fork over their OWN cash for ride time.

And second, they didn't ride...
Forum: Thumpers 10-16-2013, 07:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 900
Posted By Sprig
ANY engine pushed hard burns oil. Really...

ANY engine pushed hard burns oil.

Really should NOT be a mileage change, but a "hard on the throttle" fill/change.

You could have added new oil as your ride progressed and ended up with your...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-14-2013, 09:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,059
Posted By Sprig
I'm loving the trip report so far. The gun...

I'm loving the trip report so far.

The gun issue is making my brain hurt.

You got "chatted up" and they felt safe leaving it where it was. It is not a whole lot different when open carried on...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-30-2013, 04:06 PM
Replies: 1,509
Views: 117,142
Posted By Sprig
It wasn't even a "brake check", as the brake lamp...

It wasn't even a "brake check", as the brake lamp never illuminated.

The SUV driver kept their vehicle UNDER the speed of the passing cycle drivers.

The IDIOT on the motorcycle should have kept...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-31-2013, 01:40 AM
Replies: 1,296
Views: 97,257
Posted By Sprig
I'm thinking about a scene in the movie "Cars"...

I'm thinking about a scene in the movie "Cars" where the old guy advises the young guy to turn left to go right...

The devil is in the details.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-31-2013, 01:17 AM
Replies: 1,296
Views: 97,257
Posted By Sprig
Ok, I'm a fool. I'm trying to teach my son...

Ok, I'm a fool.

I'm trying to teach my son to ride safely. He is currently only riding about 20mph top speed (local area limit that he respects and follows) and even though I have shown him the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-30-2013, 07:29 PM
Replies: 1,296
Views: 97,257
Posted By Sprig
WOW! I find it hard to believe this thread is...

WOW! I find it hard to believe this thread is STILL going and going and going (like the pink bunny).

I rode and rode and rode bicycles growing up and put more miles on them then any other kid I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-06-2013, 10:10 PM
Replies: 35,626
Views: 9,008,371
Posted By Sprig
And, it is all based on ONE photo. I have...

And, it is all based on ONE photo.

I have NOT ridden "The Dragon" part of 129, but most of the rest of it it just miles south of there.

ANYTHING with flashing lights going the other way would...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-06-2013, 08:51 PM
Replies: 35,626
Views: 9,008,371
Posted By Sprig
Well, someone doesn't know the area and the road....

Well, someone doesn't know the area and the road.

FAIL.

Both hazards are CLEARLY on. Rider, appears female to me, is in the CENTER of their lane.

Rider, and apparently person in TRUCK ......
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-06-2013, 08:00 PM
Replies: 35,626
Views: 9,008,371
Posted By Sprig
There isn't a standard "Play/Pause" imprint...

There isn't a standard "Play/Pause" imprint between the "reverse and forward" arrows on his helmet and jacket?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-06-2013, 07:48 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 10,046
Posted By Sprig
I think EVERYONE earlier that posted about...

I think EVERYONE earlier that posted about wearing was talking about gas-n-go stations with quicki-marts.

I personally do not always take off my helmet for a 30 second encounter to trade cash for...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-02-2013, 05:37 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 8,167
Posted By Sprig
DAMN!!! Why as I am now older, don't I see kids...

DAMN!!! Why as I am now older, don't I see kids doing EXACTLY that?!!!

In MY world, the WHOLE point of the drill was to be BACK in the car before the light changed. All of us in the car were just...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-02-2013, 04:13 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 8,167
Posted By Sprig
I only got to the end of page 2 ... before I felt...

I only got to the end of page 2 ... before I felt inspired to add my free comments.

I LIKE IT!!! I'll bet a quarter that these peeps felt some loss of freedoms in some way and were the typical...
Forum: Thumpers 10-05-2012, 05:13 PM
Replies: 9,014
Views: 1,283,950
Posted By Sprig
Three work seasons (the weather) and over 15K...

Three work seasons (the weather) and over 15K miles completed.

0)Oil change when it got home... maybe 30 miles???
1.?) Front brake pads.
1.?)Rear Tire

Swapped the factory rear sprocket for a...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 10-05-2012, 03:25 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,604
Posted By Sprig
Thumb Guide To: Understanding Garmin's Model Numbers

Hiyas!

I've wanted a new Garmin GPS for a few years now. Never could figure out what the model number meant, what features it had, what features I wanted, and why it was priced differently then a...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-21-2012, 07:03 PM
Replies: 8,489
Views: 464,840
Posted By Sprig
HAH! Now that I think I understand, not that...

HAH!

Now that I think I understand, not that it matters, buy my opinion is to find the last posted tag!

All in the great spirit of the game!

Please continue to bring it further south!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-23-2012, 05:14 PM
Replies: 8,489
Views: 464,840
Posted By Sprig
Alllright ... the weather is getting better and...

Alllright ... the weather is getting better and better ...

WHERE IS THIS TAG?!!!

I've spent hours and I can't find it.

I think I have an idea where it might be but I'm not riding that...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-22-2012, 07:19 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 12,729
Posted By Sprig
I ONLY go without a helmet if I expect to ride no...

I ONLY go without a helmet if I expect to ride no faster then I would ride a bicycle down a hill; about 25 mph.

I've been yelled at by concerned citizens for not wearing a helmet while riding...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-16-2012, 06:31 PM
Replies: 8,489
Views: 464,840
Posted By Sprig
I just do not care! When I saw the Tag, and...

I just do not care!

When I saw the Tag, and did a GOOGLE I KNEW I wanted to go see the museum for myself. I took my small Zuki 200 for the trip and HAD A GREAT RIDE!!!

I went ADV style! I...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-14-2012, 08:24 PM
Replies: 8,489
Views: 464,840
Posted By Sprig
http://girps.smugmug.com/Travel/Tags/i-pR7Bx2N/0/X...

http://girps.smugmug.com/Travel/Tags/i-pR7Bx2N/0/XL/120414150436-XL.jpg

I had a pretty good idea that this was a place to be "Bruced".

However, I spent the $12 and several hours getting a first...
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2011, 03:53 PM
Replies: 9,014
Views: 1,283,950
Posted By Sprig
She must weigh 1/5th of my weight. I am 6'0"...

She must weigh 1/5th of my weight.

I am 6'0" and can barely flat foot on the saddle of the DR200. I have stubby short legs.

Top speed on highway blacktop is going to be slow.

I am currently...
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2011, 12:39 PM
Replies: 9,014
Views: 1,283,950
Posted By Sprig
I put a T-63, 110-80, on the rear of my DR. MUCH...

I put a T-63, 110-80, on the rear of my DR. MUCH improvement over the DeathWings; both on pavement and off.

Don't know if there is a better tire ... I haven't tried but two so far.
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2011, 12:28 PM
Replies: 9,014
Views: 1,283,950
Posted By Sprig
You can safely go up to 100psi to seat a tire...

You can safely go up to 100psi to seat a tire bead. Easier then beating it with a hammer...
Forum: Thumpers 04-26-2011, 07:11 PM
Replies: 8,232
Views: 2,280,819
Posted By Sprig
Your machine is not stock! My non-stock...

Your machine is not stock!

My non-stock DR200 is now MUCH less of a vibrator then before the rear sprocket change.

Sometimes change is good...
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2011, 10:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,434
Posted By Sprig
In this particular case, this was the first, and...

In this particular case, this was the first, and ONLY change from stock.

I have, since then done other changes; and have plans for more changes also.

To answer your question though, knowing...
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2011, 12:17 PM
Replies: 9,014
Views: 1,283,950
Posted By Sprig
In real word experience, my top speed dropped...

In real word experience, my top speed dropped about 1mph by changing to a rear 43T. The small engine just can't push the wind-loading.

Ran almost 75mph stock when following a Semi and a slight...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-16-2011, 07:04 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,614
Posted By Sprig
Victim-less crime. Get the government out of...

Victim-less crime. Get the government out of Americans lives ... there is no need for the nanny state.

IF NO ONE IS HARMED ... there is no crime.
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2011, 05:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,541
Posted By Sprig
Well I had the sprocket on hand. Curiosity was to...

Well I had the sprocket on hand. Curiosity was to strong to resist.

Replaced the stock 45T with an aluminum Rebel Gears 43T.

There was no apparent loss in acceleration with me on the bike. I...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-09-2011, 01:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,990
Posted By Sprig
What I did, was to go straight to the FMF web...

What I did, was to go straight to the FMF web site. There I got the part number for the muffler.

So long as you order the correct part number, I would not worry about the image that is on the web...
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2011, 05:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,434
Posted By Sprig
DR200SE FMF Exhaust

The DR200 is a small, lightweight, replacement for a mountain bike that requires no human peddling. And, as such, it is Slooooow in the stock configuration.

For an as yet unknown reason, a friend...
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2011, 04:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,541
Posted By Sprig
Well, just upgraded to the after-market FMF...

Well, just upgraded to the after-market FMF muffler.

Bike is faster now.



Yea, it sounds more manly!

However, I have been careful to do real world comparison and testing.
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2011, 07:52 PM
Replies: 9,014
Views: 1,283,950
Posted By Sprig
Whoaa! Damn COOL! However... YOU forgot...

Whoaa! Damn COOL!

However...

YOU forgot to add the link to how many WWII tanks could be pulled with that ratio... ... ... :deal:
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2011, 04:18 PM
Replies: 9,014
Views: 1,283,950
Posted By Sprig
Rebel Gears...

Rebel Gears (http://www.rebelgears.com/catalog2011.html)

I just don't see much need to change the stock gear ratio to lower gears. Stock pulls like crazy, and I keep looking for 6th on pavement.
...
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