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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 07:26 AM
Replies: 109,525
Views: 22,026,051
Posted By kbuckey
I'm not sure what's wrong with my bike. I...

I'm not sure what's wrong with my bike. I changed the rear wheel and cush hub bearings at 42936. Just did the best I could. It now has 76559. Uh, them be miles and not kilometers. And by my math...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-24-2015, 12:55 PM
Replies: 38,403
Views: 10,188,920
Posted By kbuckey
Until I looked at the photos it never occurred to...

Until I looked at the photos it never occurred to me I had all that non-matching yellow/orange. :lol3 OTOH, IRDGAS.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-24-2015, 07:05 AM
Replies: 38,403
Views: 10,188,920
Posted By kbuckey
http://kbuckey.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/kbuckey/i-b...

http://kbuckey.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/kbuckey/i-bsfTfsH/0/M/483963-M.jpg

http://kbuckey.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/kbuckey/i-jH7DwqD/0/M/483961-M.jpg


From my trip last year. Nice...
Forum: Road warriors 05-22-2015, 08:12 AM
Replies: 693
Views: 148,709
Posted By kbuckey
[QUOTE=OroDas;26837845] How do you like the...

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How do you like the Ohlins? I remember suspension was one thing I wanted to upgrade on my zrx.

Ohlins were the best thing that I did to my ZRX. Wish I had them on it when...
Forum: Equipment 05-21-2015, 07:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 665
Posted By kbuckey
I commuted about 20 miles to work and I had to...

I commuted about 20 miles to work and I had to wear a jacket and tie, most days, but for court days or board/city council days I had to wear a suit. I left a brown and a blue blazer at the office...
Forum: Vendors 05-08-2015, 07:06 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,504
Posted By kbuckey
You know, mine almost cleared the 6.6 Acerbis...

You know, mine almost cleared the 6.6 Acerbis tank in the up position, I suspect, but don't know for absolute sure, that they would work with the 5.3. I definitely needed longer bolts with a fender...
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2015, 06:49 AM
Replies: 109,525
Views: 22,026,051
Posted By kbuckey
Mine was $5000 OTD (MSRP was $4999 in '97), so...

Mine was $5000 OTD (MSRP was $4999 in '97), so that works out to $.0654/mile (76401 miles). IF one doesn't count trips to ProCycle's website, and Corbin, and Seat Concepts, and Garmin and . . . .
Forum: Vendors 04-15-2015, 06:56 AM
Replies: 1,675
Views: 294,972
Posted By kbuckey
You wouldn't be working on a seat (front only)...

You wouldn't be working on a seat (front only) for the new 2013-15) Duke 690, would you? It's spring and hope springs eternal.
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2015, 07:11 AM
Replies: 109,525
Views: 22,026,051
Posted By kbuckey
One of my dad's favorite sayings (he was a...

One of my dad's favorite sayings (he was a fighter pilot) was "The two most worthless things in the world are runway behind you and gas left on the tarmac." With my old IMS, I'd always fill up at...
Forum: Road warriors 04-10-2015, 02:38 PM
Replies: 693
Views: 148,709
Posted By kbuckey
Every time a cool new bike comes out (like the...

Every time a cool new bike comes out (like the new Ducati Scrambler), I think: "Hey, I could trade the ZRX on it!" And then I go ride the REX again and think that after almost 16 years and over...
Forum: Racing 04-06-2015, 07:33 AM
Replies: 1,720
Views: 163,268
Posted By kbuckey
Nicky is just a class act.

Nicky is just a class act.
Forum: Face plant 04-06-2015, 07:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,145
Posted By kbuckey
For some reason, I'm really hard on the front...

For some reason, I'm really hard on the front tire. On all six of my bikes it wears out before the rear. But, when it goes I always change both.
Forum: Vendors 04-05-2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 1,218
Views: 188,902
Posted By kbuckey
"Many mix parts of our BDR routes in with amazing...

"Many mix parts of our BDR routes in with amazing paved sections and other dual-sport routes, thus they buy both (if available)" - EXACTLY!
Forum: Thumpers 04-05-2015, 06:52 AM
Replies: 109,525
Views: 22,026,051
Posted By kbuckey
That's funny, because I kind of look at them like...

That's funny, because I kind of look at them like Steve McQueen explaining the workings of a steam engine to his Chinese helper in Sand Pebbles. You know; the powerful dragon goes up this pipe...
Forum: Road warriors 04-02-2015, 07:53 PM
Replies: 4,636
Views: 800,142
Posted By kbuckey
I'm 66, 5'6, 142 lbs last Monday. She is no...

I'm 66, 5'6, 142 lbs last Monday. She is no problem when moving, but I'd never "duck walk" her. I get off and push the beast. And push hard. Backing into the garage is the hardest thing to do. ...
Forum: Vendors 04-02-2015, 08:11 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,504
Posted By kbuckey
It is. It has 2 60s in the Dual Sport Fairing...

It is. It has 2 60s in the Dual Sport Fairing and 30s on the JNS mount. I can finally say that I have enough light! On low beam I tend to run one of the 60s at about 65% and the 30s at about the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2015, 08:00 AM
Replies: 109,525
Views: 22,026,051
Posted By kbuckey
Mostly just to reinforce the habit, I turn mine...

Mostly just to reinforce the habit, I turn mine off whenever I turn the engine off. Even on the bikes I don't have to turn the petcock off (or the fi bikes w/o petcocks) I find myself reaching down...
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2015, 07:37 AM
Replies: 109,525
Views: 22,026,051
Posted By kbuckey
I ALWAYS remember to turn the petcock off. Now,...

I ALWAYS remember to turn the petcock off. Now, I frequently forget to turn the darn thing on when I start up :shog.
Forum: Road warriors 03-28-2015, 07:11 AM
Replies: 4,636
Views: 800,142
Posted By kbuckey
My FJR (Bertha, you know, of the Butts sisters)...

My FJR (Bertha, you know, of the Butts sisters) loves to dance. And my 690 Duke wants to break dance. But while Bertha always feels like we're just waltzing, she's usually going as fast as the...
Forum: Vendors 03-25-2015, 08:22 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,504
Posted By kbuckey
http://kbuckey.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/kbuckey/i-q...

http://kbuckey.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/kbuckey/i-q2RdN8s/1/M/DSCN0096%5B1%5D-M.jpg

Really crummy pic from inside the garage - snowing outside! And the Duke is busy photobombing, too. Oh, well,...
Forum: Equipment 03-25-2015, 07:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 782
Posted By kbuckey
I've had Widder (no longer in business) Gerbings...

I've had Widder (no longer in business) Gerbings and 2 WarmnSafes. The WarmnSafes are my favorites. The Widders was really good for a number of years, until I burned it out.

The pre-micro...
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2015, 06:41 AM
Replies: 109,525
Views: 22,026,051
Posted By kbuckey
The one bull that charged me came from the right...

The one bull that charged me came from the right rear - which would, you would think, make the escape easier. However, most of his harem of 20 or so cows were on the road in front of me! I ended up...
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 109,525
Views: 22,026,051
Posted By kbuckey
We have a nice flock of wild turkeys around here,...

We have a nice flock of wild turkeys around here, too. But what really can get your attention are the bull elk in the fall. I've been charged twice by one and having half a ton of pissed off elk...
Forum: Vendors 03-22-2015, 07:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,504
Posted By kbuckey
I installed mine and it is very nicely made and...

I installed mine and it is very nicely made and very solid. I found with the Acerbis 6.6 gallon tank I had to mount the lights under the mount to clear the tank. But looks and works great!
Forum: Thumpers 03-20-2015, 07:23 AM
Replies: 12,446
Views: 2,757,701
Posted By kbuckey
Back in about 1966 we had an old International...

Back in about 1966 we had an old International truck with a "crashbox" - it didn't have synchros in any gear. Once you got it moving the clutch helped not a whit, you had to match the engine speed...
Forum: Vendors 03-16-2015, 07:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,760
Posted By kbuckey
When I first tested the blinkers (bike not...

When I first tested the blinkers (bike not running) it seemed like they were flashing quite a bit faster than stock, but when I was riding it they seemed somewhat quicker than stock but not as fast...
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 109,525
Views: 22,026,051
Posted By kbuckey
I really like the stainless lines. I like a firm...

I really like the stainless lines. I like a firm feel to the lever and they made a huge difference in that. Yes the lever is a little further out - but nothing that Warp 9 can't cure! And the EBC ...
Forum: Vendors 03-11-2015, 06:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,760
Posted By kbuckey
They are very bright. However, I do get an...

They are very bright. However, I do get an increased flash rate on my 690 Duke, is that expected?
Forum: Equipment 03-10-2015, 06:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 500
Posted By kbuckey
I like the heat troller a LOT. I almost never...

I like the heat troller a LOT. I almost never have the grips on high, except maybe to get the grips up to temp and then it's back down - usually around the middle of the heat range. And sometimes I...
Forum: Road warriors 03-08-2015, 06:36 AM
Replies: 401
Views: 67,618
Posted By kbuckey
Harley Electra Glide Ultra. Rented one for a...

Harley Electra Glide Ultra. Rented one for a weekend to see how the wife would like riding a big touring bike as a pax. Didn't. Would have had more excitement riding the easy chair in front of the...
Forum: Vendors 03-03-2015, 01:58 PM
Replies: 4,542
Views: 1,053,725
Posted By kbuckey
Cool! Thanks. Edit: all hooked up and...

Cool! Thanks.

Edit: all hooked up and working. With the two 60s and two 30s on high that's a LOT of light! Hope to get out and ride it one night - when the snow goes away! Thanks, John.
Forum: Vendors 03-03-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 4,542
Views: 1,053,725
Posted By kbuckey
John, getting ready to show my ignorance, but...

John, getting ready to show my ignorance, but figured checking would be better than just plugging it in and throwing the switch!

My current aux lights run through a switch with a relay. The...
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 109,525
Views: 22,026,051
Posted By kbuckey
I used the Wolfman Enduro for a long time - it...

I used the Wolfman Enduro for a long time - it now resides on my KLX250. But I like really waterproof stuff so I use a Wolfman Rollie as my tank bag - and you can put a large map case on top of it. ...
Forum: Racing 02-27-2015, 06:50 AM
Replies: 2,142
Views: 158,608
Posted By kbuckey
Fox Sports 2

Fox Sports 2
Forum: Vendors 02-23-2015, 07:28 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,504
Posted By kbuckey
Cool, my current setup works, but looks pretty...

Cool, my current setup works, but looks pretty tacky. Looking forward to mounting this up!
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2015, 09:46 AM
Replies: 109,525
Views: 22,026,051
Posted By kbuckey
45? Gosh, I remember 45 . . . almost.

45? Gosh, I remember 45 . . . almost.
Forum: Vendors 02-16-2015, 08:22 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,864
Posted By kbuckey
Stop. Please stop. You keep adding stuff for...

Stop. Please stop. You keep adding stuff for the DR and I keep buying it. Just added the chain guard, sidestand foot pad, light mount (that's all I was going to buy, really!:lol3), and yes a skid...
Forum: Thumpers 02-14-2015, 08:16 AM
Replies: 109,525
Views: 22,026,051
Posted By kbuckey
Mine just touched at the corner of the oil cooler...

Mine just touched at the corner of the oil cooler and I went with a more redneck approach. Those little furniture sliders that are sticky on one side to attach to a chair leg and are hard on the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-13-2015, 08:12 AM
Replies: 109,525
Views: 22,026,051
Posted By kbuckey
I resemble that remark.

I resemble that remark.
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2015, 05:09 PM
Replies: 109,525
Views: 22,026,051
Posted By kbuckey
Over 75000 miles, actually adjusted the valves...

Over 75000 miles, actually adjusted the valves three times. Two tight (slightly) exhaust valves and one loose (slightly) intake.
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