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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-06-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,643
Posted By Idle
If really muddy, I hose it all off first. ...

If really muddy, I hose it all off first.

Ride it to get it nice and warm/hot.

In a spray bottle, straight pine-sol all over everything.

Let sit, then with HOT water in a pump sprayer, spray...
Forum: Racing 02-05-2015, 11:19 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,444
Posted By Idle
Thanks for all the pics!

Thanks for all the pics!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-03-2015, 04:47 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 11,924
Posted By Idle
http://image.cdn.ispot.tv/ad/7koH/hanes-kitten-sof...

http://image.cdn.ispot.tv/ad/7koH/hanes-kitten-softness-large-5.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 02-02-2015, 01:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,533
Posted By Idle
Dr650.

Dr650.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-01-2015, 09:55 AM
Replies: 1,026
Views: 62,957
Posted By Idle
4 of us were out that way riding supermotos as...

4 of us were out that way riding supermotos as well.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-31-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,208
Posted By Idle
I keep a small water bottle in my pack that's...

I keep a small water bottle in my pack that's collapsed down just for that purpose.

Good to know that you can transfuse your bike without though.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-28-2015, 02:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,994
Posted By Idle
Perhaps some goggles would suit you? I have...

Perhaps some goggles would suit you?

I have mirrored blue tinted ones and they are awesome everywhere.


Cloudy, overcast, dark woods riding, strobe light conditions when passing by the trees,...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-27-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 1,661
Views: 125,889
Posted By Idle
A freinds bike was stolen from midtown monday...

A freinds bike was stolen from midtown monday afternoon.
It was spotted last night joyriding around Garfield and Greenback.

Keep your eyes and ears out, it's loud iirc.
Has a new pilot power...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-26-2015, 12:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 537
Posted By Idle
At least you have a paving process.

At least you have a paving process.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-24-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,110
Posted By Idle
Your pushbike seat is way too low. Moto seat...

Your pushbike seat is way too low.
Moto seat dimensions are unladen.
Seat foam will sag, and suspension also.
You would be fine on even a 38" seat height bike.
Forum: Racing 01-16-2015, 11:22 PM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 836,639
Posted By Idle
^^ :drums

^^

:drums
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2015, 09:40 PM
Replies: 387
Views: 57,573
Posted By Idle
There was a huge spam problem. It's possible that...

There was a huge spam problem. It's possible that Zen the new forum owner is out of town or something and the site is on autopilot.

He has been approving new members for about a month or so.
Forum: Racing 01-16-2015, 03:45 PM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 836,639
Posted By Idle
The honda CRF450x mill in stock form has not been...

The honda CRF450x mill in stock form has not been proven to last in the private sector.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-16-2015, 01:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,096
Posted By Idle
Or to the morgue. One way or another, you...

Or to the morgue.


One way or another, you crash all on your own, or you end up hitting another vehicle.
Another car swerves to avoid running you or your bike over.
And hits a tree, telephone...
Forum: Racing 01-15-2015, 05:02 PM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 836,639
Posted By Idle
I've only heard of KTM's lasting a long time...

I've only heard of KTM's lasting a long time between rebuilds. This, when used as a dual sport, or supermoto.

A guy I met on a ride recently did the first top end on his 02' 520 exc. @800 hours...
Forum: Racing 01-15-2015, 08:37 AM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 836,639
Posted By Idle
Neither is better when it's wet or muddy. An...

Neither is better when it's wet or muddy. An enduro fender is what works best. The high fender is a supermoto fender.
I mentioned how worthless it is a few days ago..... here:
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-14-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,397
Posted By Idle
Doug's 07 wr450 broke down, sunday before...

Doug's 07 wr450 broke down, sunday before last....making a ticking noise and then wouldn't turn over. "locked"

I rode back and got my truck, he coasted down a 15 mile canyon and a wr250 towed him...
Forum: The Garage 01-14-2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,261
Posted By Idle
The bubbles I've seen at the local ford museum. ...

The bubbles I've seen at the local ford museum.

You pull the car in/on it, then zip it up and plug it in.

They have a fan/dehumidifier that blows it up.
Forum: The Garage 01-14-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,261
Posted By Idle
The oil filled electric radiator is the best...

The oil filled electric radiator is the best setup apart from a wood stove.

You can turn them on the lowest setting * and it will keep it (the room) at around 55*.

1 or 2 will do about 60-65....
Forum: Racing 01-14-2015, 08:08 AM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 836,639
Posted By Idle
That's awfully nice of KTM to offer Laia a towel...

That's awfully nice of KTM to offer Laia a towel to cover up.
Forum: Racing 01-12-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 836,639
Posted By Idle
I ride a Husaberg 650 supermoto and I have ridden...

I ride a Husaberg 650 supermoto and I have ridden it in all conditions with both 17"s and 21/18...with the motard fender.

The fender that most are using is a supermoto fender.

I can without a...
Forum: Racing 01-12-2015, 12:50 AM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 836,639
Posted By Idle
Kamaz wheels... in the vid a while...

Kamaz wheels...




in the vid a while back they lift the wheel to put it on the lugs with a long breaker bar inserted through the wheel at the top.
Forum: Equipment 01-10-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,798
Posted By Idle
Wicked ZA: South Africa

ZA: South Africa
Forum: Equipment 01-07-2015, 09:52 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,798
Posted By Idle
I did a similar bag out of an old carrrhart pant...

I did a similar bag out of an old carrrhart pant leg. Put ~2 liters in a starbucks Mylar bag and strapped it on the tail. It held fine for 20 miles of bumpy dirt road. It did well for a quickie...
Forum: Racing 01-07-2015, 03:35 PM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 836,639
Posted By Idle
Anyone have a can opener? I'll split it with...

Anyone have a can opener? I'll split it with you...


http://www.cgtae.info/syndicat-cgt/image-travail/image/4-page/grimace%20soup.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-06-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,740
Posted By Idle
Who cares that it's 10 years old, The date,...

Who cares that it's 10 years old, The date, location, or season doesn't matter.


I was caught up on Argentina.
Forum: Racing 01-06-2015, 12:53 AM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 836,639
Posted By Idle
What a drag running out of water. I assume none...

What a drag running out of water.
I assume none is available at the fuel stops?
Forum: Racing 01-05-2015, 06:40 PM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 836,639
Posted By Idle
He was looking for a freebie, ie; the pilot...

He was looking for a freebie, ie; the pilot pointing him in the right direction.

Edit: I are sniped.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-05-2015, 06:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,740
Posted By Idle
I do rock-on signs with both hands above my...

I do rock-on signs with both hands above my helmet to make it perfectly clear what I mean.

Even a local in an oncoming car will understand.
Forum: Racing 01-05-2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 836,639
Posted By Idle
Thank you for translating and sharing the...

Thank you for translating and sharing the interview here!
Forum: Thumpers 01-04-2015, 06:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 542
Posted By Idle
Sorry to hear that, hope you find it. In the...

Sorry to hear that, hope you find it.

In the meantime, I think you should change the title to North Carolina Stolen Bike Alert.



Post a link to this thread and ask to have it changed here;
...
Forum: Racing 01-04-2015, 06:06 PM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 836,639
Posted By Idle
Yes, as they ride on open public roads, with...

Yes, as they ride on open public roads, with other traffic.

They need proper insurance as well.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-03-2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,403
Posted By Idle
When just looking at transmission gear ratios you...

When just looking at transmission gear ratios you don't get the whole picture.

When you factor in the primary drive, you get numbers that mean something.


Have a look at this thread:
...
Forum: Racing 01-02-2015, 01:29 AM
Replies: 1,969
Views: 191,127
Posted By Idle
Ok, i see mudflaps now.... And one cone in...

Ok, i see mudflaps now....

And one cone in front @ car right.
Forum: Racing 01-02-2015, 01:02 AM
Replies: 1,969
Views: 191,127
Posted By Idle
Why they would run over the cones like that? ...

Why they would run over the cones like that?

Edit: "the puggys pictured above"
Forum: Racing 12-31-2014, 11:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 925
Posted By Idle
I don't think they would work very well. At...

I don't think they would work very well.

At all.


I like the Pro-Grip rally 714. Only have done 250 mile rides though....

They are about the only grips that are long enough for my hands. ...
Forum: Equipment 12-28-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,599
Posted By Idle
I'm good at 40F with the big Cyra handguards,...

I'm good at 40F with the big Cyra handguards, but I have to be mindfull of the levers. They suck the heat right out of your fingers.

I try to hover my two fingers just above the levers and it...
Forum: Road warriors 12-25-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 10,086
Views: 1,625,976
Posted By Idle
Even more limited in 160. There is nothing but a...

Even more limited in 160. There is nothing but a distanzia. Its a wide tire for a 160 thpugh, coming in at 167mm? or ~6-3/4" on a 5.00" rim. Still too small I believe.

Your rims can get ficked up...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-24-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 9,938
Posted By Idle
Ride a gear lower. 5,500-6,500 rpms is great.

Ride a gear lower. 5,500-6,500 rpms is great.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-22-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 1,661
Views: 125,889
Posted By Idle
Ok then, ghost town confirmed. It's peeking...

Ok then, ghost town confirmed.

It's peeking over the top of your wind screen.
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