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Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2013, 09:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 370
Posted By samadams0824
640 Adventure Tire Question.

Looking to replace my DOT knobbies as i'll be packing the bike and heading to work (600km from home). Will be doing this commute probably every week to 2 weeks (1200km round trip.)

I'm looking at...
Forum: Canada 05-22-2013, 07:34 PM
Replies: 3,037
Views: 183,603
Posted By samadams0824
Hey guys, good to see you @ the Tim's again...

Hey guys, good to see you @ the Tim's again tonight. (Jim, Tim)

@ Jim the Kendas were indeed k761.

hit me up to ride anytime.

-Sam
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2013, 02:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 553
Posted By samadams0824
That's awesome! Mine has 78062 km and it shows it...

That's awesome! Mine has 78062 km and it shows it a bit, but mechanically everything is sound.

Cheers
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2013, 09:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 553
Posted By samadams0824
New Metal (to me.) KTM 640 Adventure

Just picked up a 2002 KTM 640 Adv.

Very excited to get it all dirty!

Also hoping to remember what touring feels like, as my other steed is a little cramped when fully packed. (understatement of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-09-2012, 01:05 AM
Replies: 1,606
Views: 369,341
Posted By samadams0824
If you're riding so close to (or above) your...

If you're riding so close to (or above) your limit that the glimmer of a camera lens, people on the shoulder of the road etc. etc. cause you to chuck it down the road, you should be slowing the fuck...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-09-2012, 12:13 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,816
Posted By samadams0824
You should lead the group for a period of time. ...

You should lead the group for a period of time.

This will prevent target fixation on the riders ahead and fretting about keeping up with them.
It will also provide an opportunity for your fellow...
Forum: Road warriors 09-08-2012, 10:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,771
Posted By samadams0824
I was disappointed by these tires. I find them...

I was disappointed by these tires. I find them slow to warm and pretty greasy in the dry. Not bad in the wet. But I don't find them to offer an appreciable advantage over other tires on gravel. YMMV....
Forum: Road warriors 05-01-2012, 04:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 966
Posted By samadams0824
Running these on my Buell CityX currently (OEM...

Running these on my Buell CityX currently (OEM Tire).

Gains on gravel are likely negligible vs. XYZ tire but the aggressive tread probably won't hurt.

Fairly mild, progressive profile. Decent...
Forum: Road warriors 04-12-2012, 06:19 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 23,059
Posted By samadams0824
I was not a fan of the stock seat on my 5th Gen....

I was not a fan of the stock seat on my 5th Gen. I found it forced me forward into the tank and was far too soft. Generally found myself climbing the tank after an hour or so.

The best seat is a...
Forum: Road warriors 03-29-2012, 04:07 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 12,979
Posted By samadams0824
Get a Buell, think about changing the belt...

Get a Buell, think about changing the belt every.....60 000 km or so....maybe.

Think about doing the valves.....never.


< /shameless fanboy post over>
Forum: Road warriors 03-25-2012, 06:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,917
Posted By samadams0824
cool

cool
Forum: Road warriors 03-23-2012, 08:56 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,666
Posted By samadams0824
Save logic for your next mini van purchase

Save logic for your next mini van purchase
Forum: Road warriors 03-23-2012, 07:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,917
Posted By samadams0824
http://wrenchmonkees.com/monkee12.html here...

http://wrenchmonkees.com/monkee12.html

here it is
Forum: Road warriors 03-23-2012, 07:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,917
Posted By samadams0824
have you seen the kawi versys that the wrench...

have you seen the kawi versys that the wrench monkees did?

very similar sort of project, i'll see if I can dig it up.

I really like the 950SM as it is, but to each his own
Forum: Road warriors 03-23-2012, 07:33 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,666
Posted By samadams0824
sometimes I wish ADV had a "like" button

sometimes I wish ADV had a "like" button
Forum: Road warriors 03-22-2012, 08:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,649
Posted By samadams0824
my 2000 VFR scored 90 something, my Buell scored...

my 2000 VFR scored 90 something, my Buell scored 50 or 60 something.

I can assure you that I enjoy the Buell alot more.


Comparing ratings like that is something you should do if you're...
Forum: Road warriors 03-22-2012, 08:40 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,627
Posted By samadams0824
I know it's too small for what you had in mind,...

I know it's too small for what you had in mind, but I've a real soft spot for ironhead sporties with some blocky tires and all the fat trimmed...
Forum: Road warriors 03-21-2012, 07:42 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,666
Posted By samadams0824
armored mesh jacket, helmet, gloves, kevlar...

armored mesh jacket, helmet, gloves, kevlar jeans.

sneakers probly only for better ankle mobility permitting such movements on the bike, potentially a "riding shoe"

speeds rarely if ever...
Forum: Road warriors 03-16-2012, 09:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,499
Posted By samadams0824
I'd take a taught chassis over Jello forks and...

I'd take a taught chassis over Jello forks and ABS any day, just saying...
Forum: Road warriors 03-16-2012, 08:19 PM
Replies: 502
Views: 91,998
Posted By samadams0824
^^^^ congrats and enjoy!

^^^^ congrats and enjoy!
Forum: Road warriors 03-16-2012, 07:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,386
Posted By samadams0824
Daily, I check that my lights all work, and that...

Daily, I check that my lights all work, and that there aren't any untoward puddles showing up overnight.
I also keep a pretty close eye on my tire pressures.

It is a good idea to keep up with...
Forum: Road warriors 03-16-2012, 07:26 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 715
Posted By samadams0824
Big weekend in American motorcycling. (Harley, EBR, MOTUS)

Big weekend for news on this side of the ocean.
All shamelessly pilfered from Asphalt and Rubber. A very good online motorcycle publication, which you must check out if you haven't already....
Forum: Road warriors 03-09-2012, 07:18 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 12,940
Posted By samadams0824
You stopped that sentence a little too late. Let...

You stopped that sentence a little too late. Let me fix it for you.
Forum: Road warriors 03-05-2012, 04:14 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,005
Posted By samadams0824
Triumph Bonneville Scrambler I think this...

Triumph Bonneville Scrambler

I think this is the bike you're looking for.
Forum: Road warriors 02-27-2012, 08:08 PM
Replies: 502
Views: 91,998
Posted By samadams0824
Always lusted after the STT. thinking of doing...

Always lusted after the STT. thinking of doing the beak conversion and skyline seat on my CityX, anyone know if the fork covers bolt up where the stock fender does.

Also, do the mount points for...
Forum: Road warriors 02-24-2012, 03:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,120
Posted By samadams0824
that cb-1 is gorgeous

that cb-1 is gorgeous
Forum: Road warriors 02-22-2012, 06:48 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 23,185
Posted By samadams0824
Also: ...

Also:

http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/news/erik-buell-racing-partners-hero-motocorp/#more-28381

EBR Partners with Indian manufacturer Hero.
Forum: Road warriors 02-22-2012, 05:17 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 23,185
Posted By samadams0824
So much bitching and hate in this thread. Let's...

So much bitching and hate in this thread. Let's steer it back to the rumor mill it's supposed to be.

Erik and the team recently announced that they were recruiting Design Engineers / Designers.
...
Forum: Road warriors 02-20-2012, 05:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,559
Posted By samadams0824
If most of your riding is local meandering? Why...

If most of your riding is local meandering? Why has it come down to these? There are many lighter bikes that will be more than capable of fulfilling all the other duties mentioned without being such...
Forum: Road warriors 02-19-2012, 11:21 PM
Replies: 502
Views: 91,998
Posted By samadams0824
Cheers to that! spoiled rotten for good...

Cheers to that!

spoiled rotten for good roads around here, shame the surfaces leave something to be desired.
Forum: Road warriors 02-19-2012, 09:41 PM
Replies: 502
Views: 91,998
Posted By samadams0824
Long overdue. but here it is. Bought in...

Long overdue. but here it is.

Bought in October '11 to replace my '00 VFR.

Drank the kool-aid and scored a killer deal on a 2010 CityX. Manufacturing date is September 09' so I guess it's one...
Forum: Road warriors 02-19-2012, 09:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,174
Posted By samadams0824
Engineered by the best German minds to devour...

Engineered by the best German minds to devour pinky fingers by the look of it.

Cannot believe that you wouldn't have issues with bar clearance with that set up.
Forum: Road warriors 02-11-2012, 12:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,065
Posted By samadams0824
MORE MILEAGE, immediately. Many of us log 1000...

MORE MILEAGE, immediately.
Many of us log 1000 miles weekly when there isn't snow on the ground.
Some of us are mad enough to do that in a single day.


1st gen. SV650 would be my vote and can...
Forum: Road warriors 02-10-2012, 11:55 PM
Replies: 349
Views: 86,542
Posted By samadams0824
This went down the shitter quickly.... more bmw...

This went down the shitter quickly.... more bmw pics than guzzis and arguing semantics instead of appreciating peculiar Italian creations....


FOR SHAME.
Forum: Road warriors 01-16-2012, 06:51 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,646
Posted By samadams0824
Really? my experience with 30 and 40 year old...

Really? my experience with 30 and 40 year old japanese bikes has been: Clean the mouse nest out of the air box, Give the carbs a quick blast with cleaner. Add new gas, Voila!

I brought a $300...
Forum: Road warriors 01-16-2012, 06:39 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,646
Posted By samadams0824
I love my Buell CityX. And as a rabid Buell fan I...

I love my Buell CityX. And as a rabid Buell fan I can safely say....








Buy the HONDA. CB-1 is a future classic, will handily outperform the Buell, and you'll never see another on the...
Forum: Road warriors 01-16-2012, 06:21 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 12,900
Posted By samadams0824
Get a pair of riding over-pants to help cut the...

Get a pair of riding over-pants to help cut the wind. you'll lose a lot of heat just in riding jeans.

@ 300-350 Miles a day you'll be hitting a gas station only twice a day or so. Add in your...
Forum: Road warriors 01-16-2012, 06:04 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 12,267
Posted By samadams0824
Buell Ulysses. imho. Lots of lovely...

Buell Ulysses.

imho.

Lots of lovely torque, lots of legroom, available hard luggage. 3 way back rest / luggage rack.

Cheap to acquire now that Harley's axed Buell. And oem parts supply...
Forum: Road warriors 01-13-2012, 03:34 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 16,367
Posted By samadams0824
Buell CityX is alot of fun around town (and out)....

Buell CityX is alot of fun around town (and out).

Not much fun on the freeway, but its nice to go block after block in traffic with my throttle hand in my lap. Just let the clutch out and coast.
...
Forum: Road warriors 12-05-2011, 09:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,391
Posted By samadams0824
Sometimes XBs eat fuel pumps. Sometimes they...

Sometimes XBs eat fuel pumps. Sometimes they don't.

Harley's stuck doing parts til 2017 although sometimes you have to wait because dealerships don't seem to like keeping anything in stock.

I...
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