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Forum: Thumpers 10-31-2013, 09:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,080
Posted By señormoto
20 hours per oil change is still far more often...

20 hours per oil change is still far more often than 3k miles. I'm not denying that the 450 class is a great offroad adventure bike - I dual sported my Husky 450 to do the same w/ rack and larger...
Forum: Thumpers 10-31-2013, 05:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,080
Posted By señormoto
Surprised that no one has mentioned the XR650L...

Surprised that no one has mentioned the XR650L yet. They're remarkably inexpensive, have loads of aftermarket parts including racks from Wolfman and larger tanks, don't have to bother with...
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2013, 04:38 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,746
Posted By señormoto
it's like a work of art. Steve does amazing work...

it's like a work of art. Steve does amazing work :deal
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2013, 12:15 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,746
Posted By señormoto
Amazing difference. Can't wait to get it back...

Amazing difference. Can't wait to get it back into the bike and ride it once I'm in CO!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-27-2013, 04:14 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 16,588
Posted By señormoto
Exactly. Generalizations are true because they...

Exactly. Generalizations are true because they are public-consciousness defined representation of an observed pattern. Just because there are outliers to each stereotype doesn't invalidate the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-27-2013, 04:05 PM
Replies: 976
Views: 154,861
Posted By señormoto
I wonder if that's the KLR that runs on diesel......

I wonder if that's the KLR that runs on diesel... would be most fitting for the ZA.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-27-2013, 04:02 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,171
Posted By señormoto
And yet it's still a HD, so it's just a HD with...

And yet it's still a HD, so it's just a HD with some slightly knobby tires. All other HD rules and exceptions regarding form over function still apply. Shiny paint and tacked on aftermarket parts do...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-27-2013, 03:56 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 11,743
Posted By señormoto
Sounds like you don't actually know Ari Henning...

Sounds like you don't actually know Ari Henning at all. His personal bikes are not race bikes. :deal
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-26-2013, 11:52 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,969
Posted By señormoto
that's odd, was it not tuned/chipped for the lack...

that's odd, was it not tuned/chipped for the lack of back pressure or something (in comparison to the M5)?

the servo system reminds me of a friend's R1 - he made a control system using servos to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-26-2013, 07:02 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,969
Posted By señormoto
Ok, this is awesome. I have to show my friend...

Ok, this is awesome. I have to show my friend that has a M5 this setup - he'll love it. The servos are a really smart idea.



maybe we can talk about engine oil.... or better yet, how about...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-26-2013, 07:01 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,969
Posted By señormoto
You got me. I love to troll, I can't help myself!...

You got me. I love to troll, I can't help myself! :norton

But seriously, I can't stand overly loud pipes; by that I mean ones that are louder than AMA levels like fully open non-muffled pipes on...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-25-2013, 08:23 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,969
Posted By señormoto
Oh we're going to take the thread in that...

Oh we're going to take the thread in that direction I guess? :rofl
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-25-2013, 07:46 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,969
Posted By señormoto
Sure. Go get a stock bike and put it on a dyno....

Sure. Go get a stock bike and put it on a dyno. Then take the stock pipe off and put on a real pipe that isn't EPA neutered and tune the carb or efi appropriately and re-dyno. The increased...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-25-2013, 06:41 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,969
Posted By señormoto
Loud pipes may not save lives but they sure sound...

Loud pipes may not save lives but they sure sound better than a plugged up limited stock piece of crap that has no place on a performance motorcycle (which negates all HD and clones).

If you...
Forum: Ride reports 07-24-2013, 09:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,178
Posted By señormoto
Well I'm back in Samara now (which is 30 minutes...

Well I'm back in Samara now (which is 30 minutes from Nicoya or 1-1.5 hours from Tamarindo).

Here's some new pics from my ride yesterday. These are from Playa Carrillo and the route to Estrada...
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2013, 03:42 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,746
Posted By señormoto
The new parts look so good. Progress! Yes! :clap ...

The new parts look so good. Progress! Yes! :clap

On the timeline front - once Steve gets the beast back together and shipped it's going to be about a month until I can put the bike back together...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-08-2013, 10:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,456
Posted By señormoto
I've had a similar experience with supermoto...

I've had a similar experience with supermoto brakes. Big drilled wave rotors simply work better and there's no argument possible to say that less rotating weight and more efficient heat dissipation...
Forum: Equipment 07-05-2013, 10:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,229
Posted By señormoto
100% waterproof does not exist on a motorcycle at...

100% waterproof does not exist on a motorcycle at speed. Eventually something leaks or you get water down the neck line or into the boots, etc. Goretex is just a preventative measure but you can't...
Forum: Equipment 07-05-2013, 10:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,229
Posted By señormoto
I own multiple sets of both brands. I'd say, in...

I own multiple sets of both brands. I'd say, in general, Revit is more street oriented and even their supposed offroad/adv gear is not great offroad. Klim makes amazing offroad gear but doesn't make...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-05-2013, 09:37 AM
Replies: 4,744
Views: 1,756,574
Posted By señormoto
Wow, you're a really good photographer. These are...

Wow, you're a really good photographer. These are amazing shots.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-05-2013, 09:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,334
Posted By señormoto
wow, crazy stuff. it's always impressive to see...

wow, crazy stuff. it's always impressive to see the power that moving water has.

.... also where is the trip report for this ride? clearly OP is on a long ride to the south and surely there is a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-05-2013, 09:25 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,921
Posted By señormoto
I guess it depends how fast those moving...

I guess it depends how fast those moving violations are. I preferred to outrun the cops all the time, which worked great until I got lazy and slowed down. When you get a couple of CHP cars chasing...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-05-2013, 09:22 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,921
Posted By señormoto
well put. canyons and corners in general are...

well put. canyons and corners in general are where it's at for skill and challenge. no chicken strips are the best chicken strips.
Forum: Equipment 07-04-2013, 11:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,022
Posted By señormoto
you never need it until you need it.

you never need it until you need it.
Forum: Equipment 07-04-2013, 10:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,196
Posted By señormoto
Just get a single wall tent and be done with it....

Just get a single wall tent and be done with it. There's a reason that mountaineers prefer them in storms. They go up quick, they're warm, and they're super light.
...
Forum: Equipment 07-04-2013, 10:10 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 10,896
Posted By señormoto
Great comment - totally agree. Right tool for the...

Great comment - totally agree. Right tool for the job, although in my mind the right tool is always the lighter option but that's my riding style. Some people like setting up huge camps with every...
Forum: Vendors 07-04-2013, 09:55 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,026
Posted By señormoto
Yes, they're totally different items with...

Yes, they're totally different items with different safety and structural requirements.

Botching a front brake line on a motorcycle usually equates to death vs a blown suspension or spokes or...
Forum: Equipment 07-04-2013, 09:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,917
Posted By señormoto
I don't know about that. There are plenty of...

I don't know about that. There are plenty of flailing arms in GP crashes - usually not the top racers, but there are definitely plenty of cases I can remember where riders crash with their arms out...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-04-2013, 09:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,887
Posted By señormoto
This is very true in SOME states but will likely...

This is very true in SOME states but will likely not affect people living in most of the core western states aside from CA. There are plenty of plated XRR and other dirtbikes that never got DOT and...
Forum: Ride reports 07-03-2013, 12:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,087
Posted By señormoto
Nice pics... keep 'em coming. Would like to see a...

Nice pics... keep 'em coming. Would like to see a map that shows your full ride if you have it available.

Any plans to go back to CR? If so I can recommend a lot of amazing rides around the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2013, 12:30 PM
Replies: 78,940
Views: 8,656,757
Posted By señormoto
Agreed. Speaking of which, if anyone wants a free...

Agreed. Speaking of which, if anyone wants a free FMF Q4 muffler + mid pipe I have one that I replaced with a Pro Circuit pipe... so the Q4 is just sitting around doing nothing. Free, totally free...
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2013, 12:26 PM
Replies: 78,940
Views: 8,656,757
Posted By señormoto
stock header pipe kinda sucks though. better to...

stock header pipe kinda sucks though. better to run a higher flow one and get the proper mid-pipe guard, or wrap it, or wear proper riding pants that have a leather section for just that purpose....
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2013, 11:35 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,746
Posted By señormoto
One thing I forgot to ask about regarding the...

One thing I forgot to ask about regarding the wiseco piston - I assume it was a stock diameter but was it a high compression version?

I'm wondering why the first owner would put in a wiseco...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-03-2013, 11:08 AM
Replies: 35,612
Views: 9,004,682
Posted By señormoto
Can't tell if you're being sarcastic or not. Even...

Can't tell if you're being sarcastic or not. Even if the pic doesn't show oncoming traffic you can bet that on the dragon on a weekend, there will be oncoming traffic soon enough.

"That's their...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-03-2013, 10:39 AM
Replies: 1,296
Views: 97,214
Posted By señormoto
Here's a visual representation for any noobs that...

Here's a visual representation for any noobs that still don't get it:

https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/977503_10151706410288140_1399550324_o.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-03-2013, 10:19 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,921
Posted By señormoto
I know the feeling. I even had a court order to...

I know the feeling. I even had a court order to sell my 954RR due to speeding. The mindset changed for me when I realized it was far more fun to ride a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-03-2013, 10:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,103
Posted By señormoto
Even with 6 months of accumulated crashing,...

Even with 6 months of accumulated crashing, that's a lot of crashing for those trails. :rofl
Forum: Face plant 07-03-2013, 09:57 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 47,594
Posted By señormoto
Because they're ridiculous amounts of fun when...

Because they're ridiculous amounts of fun when you don't get hurt. Nothing else is quite enjoyable like a nice long wheelie, especially if you're shifting through the gears and standing up while...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-03-2013, 09:40 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 10,464
Posted By señormoto
It's already possible. You can create GPX files...

It's already possible. You can create GPX files from Google Maps very easily: http://www.elsewhere.org/journal/gmaptogpx/


1) Create your Google Maps, car or walking work fine.
2) Add the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-03-2013, 09:36 AM
Replies: 1,281
Views: 205,529
Posted By señormoto
Calling bullshit here. You don't show up to work...

Calling bullshit here. You don't show up to work hungover if you can't be visibly presentable and useful in front of the customer base. If I were the owner that parts guy would be working in the back...
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