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Forum: Ride reports 09-03-2012, 11:08 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 39,939
Posted By Kingsqueak
Awesome

Great story, keep it going. Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Ride reports 08-06-2010, 09:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,088
Posted By Kingsqueak
Just got back from a week out in Austin

Your reminders about how slick the water crossings are were on my mind as I was driving around the area in the rental car. You were not kidding....I forded about 24" of water in the trusty rental...
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2010, 06:50 PM
Replies: 1,622
Views: 259,489
Posted By Kingsqueak
Wow nicely done repair

Wow nicely done repair
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2010, 06:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 757
Posted By Kingsqueak
Having tried to learn to ride on the dirt on...

Having tried to learn to ride on the dirt on trails with a KLR, I say no ;-). Too heavy. For the street it's fine if the rider is big enough to be comfortable on it.

I've got the TE610 now, the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2010, 09:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 757
Posted By Kingsqueak
My .02, the DRZ might be a better idea now. ...

My .02, the DRZ might be a better idea now.

Gives you more oomph for traffic without being a bike that would be really any worse to learn on than the first three. I think it's a bit more...
Forum: Equipment 07-01-2010, 08:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,678
Posted By Kingsqueak
A nearly disposably cheap radio.....though you...

A nearly disposably cheap radio.....though you need to check local laws for sure on this...

Wouxun KG-UVD1P about $105US shipped from Hong Kong

It is fully 'open' on 140MHz and 450MHz ranges....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-30-2010, 07:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,524
Posted By Kingsqueak
I watch them a lot more on a bike if on strange...

I watch them a lot more on a bike if on strange roads...at least you get an idea what is coming up. The speed on them generally means you can safely scratch your balls while holding your beer in the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2010, 11:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,830
Posted By Kingsqueak
0-60 in 9s is a bit on the scary side for max...

0-60 in 9s is a bit on the scary side for max takeoff speed. At least in suburban traffic warfare. I'd have people on my racks at that speed around here. Wide open spaces it might be fun.
Forum: Equipment 06-26-2010, 06:07 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,733
Posted By Kingsqueak
The Tech 3 "All terrain" (lugged sole) seems to...

The Tech 3 "All terrain" (lugged sole) seems to be the equivalent or very close.

They aren't waterproof though, not sure you caught that earlier. Your feet will get wet in them as with mine.
...
Forum: Equipment 06-25-2010, 11:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,188
Posted By Kingsqueak
It is very hard to see anything inside a black...

It is very hard to see anything inside a black bag. Not sure if they line the black one with a light color, but consider that.
Forum: Face plant 06-25-2010, 07:18 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,803
Posted By Kingsqueak
Just a tip. After a getoff, get you and bike out...

Just a tip. After a getoff, get you and bike out of traffic and harm's way and sit down for a while. Let the adrenaline wear off to make sure you didn't break anything. Wait until you're calmed to...
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2010, 04:44 PM
Replies: 26,628
Views: 3,739,339
Posted By Kingsqueak
Thanks for the heads up.

Thanks for the heads up.
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2010, 04:25 PM
Replies: 26,628
Views: 3,739,339
Posted By Kingsqueak
My weekend project has arrived

I just got this in the mail

http://www.kingsqueak.org/stuff/te610/lynx_fairing.jpg

One last piece missing, the 2" Rox Risers...hopefully here tomorrow.

Then I have to tear the bike down,...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-23-2010, 07:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 493
Posted By Kingsqueak
It's yet another reason I'd like to move to TX...

It's yet another reason I'd like to move to TX :clap
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-23-2010, 06:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 493
Posted By Kingsqueak
I'm in Middletown. The bike isn't set up for...

I'm in Middletown. The bike isn't set up for serious sand yet, has street tires on it right now (Pirelli Scorpion A/T). Until I get some more serious knobs on it, I want to stay out of the deep...
Forum: Equipment 06-22-2010, 06:32 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,759
Posted By Kingsqueak
I don't tolerate heat well, so when it's much...

I don't tolerate heat well, so when it's much over high 80's with high humidity, I don't ride. Basically if I'm breaking into a sweat walking out to the bike in my gear, I turn around and go back...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-21-2010, 08:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,588
Posted By Kingsqueak
Atlanta in the rain heh, I might not ride the...

Atlanta in the rain heh, I might not ride the highways there either when it was raining.

I drove through a few times when it started to rain and people just panicked...up here in NY metro they...
Forum: Trip Planning 06-21-2010, 08:24 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 16,768
Posted By Kingsqueak
For showers in less than up-rent areas, buy and...

For showers in less than up-rent areas, buy and wear (while showering) a pair of $3 solid rubber 'shower shoes' (flip flops). Heed this lest your feet nearly rot off two days later.

Hard lesson...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-21-2010, 07:54 PM
Replies: 1,730
Views: 416,112
Posted By Kingsqueak
I don't want my last words to be...

I don't want my last words to be "mmmeeeeeppppppp". A horn isn't worth anything if they don't know you are there.

It's useful for "Hey wake up, the light is green!" That's about it.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-21-2010, 07:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,580
Posted By Kingsqueak
Holy cow..thanks! Those are generic Zyrtec and...

Holy cow..thanks! Those are generic Zyrtec and half the cost of a one-month Zyrtec...but for a full year. Never noticed them before.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-21-2010, 04:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,580
Posted By Kingsqueak
What's the pharma name on the bottle? loratidine...

What's the pharma name on the bottle? loratidine etc ?
Forum: Thumpers 06-21-2010, 10:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,351
Posted By Kingsqueak
Fixed....

Fixed....
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-21-2010, 09:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 378
Posted By Kingsqueak
Stay clear of Lakehurst/Dix area today

http://www.app.com/article/20100621/NEWS/100621019/Lakehurst-military-base-placed-on-lockdown

Not exactly clear what is going on, but doesn't sound like a good day to be poking around in the woods...
Forum: Equipment 06-21-2010, 07:18 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,733
Posted By Kingsqueak
If you want the ankle protection and impact...

If you want the ankle protection and impact protection for hitting something like a stump or root at any speed...you need that rigid armoring. They take getting used to and do break in slooowly, but...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-20-2010, 02:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,580
Posted By Kingsqueak
I like Zyrtec. Seems either Claritin or Zyrtec...

I like Zyrtec. Seems either Claritin or Zyrtec work for different people. Claritin doesn't work as well for me but works better for my wife.

Zyrtec is OTC now, it's one pill for 24hrs and works...
Forum: The Garage 06-20-2010, 10:03 AM
Replies: 498
Views: 105,198
Posted By Kingsqueak
A heads up on auto center punches. In a lot of...

A heads up on auto center punches. In a lot of places they consider this 'burglary tools' NJ does for sure. Unlikely you will run into trouble if carried with a bunch of other tools, but just be...
Forum: Face plant 06-20-2010, 09:14 AM
Replies: 1,120
Views: 214,662
Posted By Kingsqueak
I'm glad you are o.k. I couldn't believe...

I'm glad you are o.k.

I couldn't believe _where_ it was when I read it. I thought it would be some gravel road in Nowhere NE or something.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-19-2010, 10:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 493
Posted By Kingsqueak
Monmouth County NJ Good Practice Areas?

Looking for any tips for good wide open practice space for DSR style drills in the Monmouth County area, close as possible.

I need to work on a lot of low speed balance and handling skills and...
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2010, 09:59 AM
Replies: 4,309
Views: 724,258
Posted By Kingsqueak
You may want to nudge the idle up just a bit...

You may want to nudge the idle up just a bit higher 1700 or so. I did on my '08 and it fixed that...also made throttle transitions smoother from on/off



Think of it like a choke, it should...
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2010, 09:21 AM
Replies: 26,628
Views: 3,739,339
Posted By Kingsqueak
Those station wagons in the background are hot, I...

Those station wagons in the background are hot, I agree.

I would want to live on a street with an HOA that has a KLR clause in it though. :evil
Forum: Equipment 06-17-2010, 06:07 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,868
Posted By Kingsqueak
Do you want a memory or do you want an art piece?...

Do you want a memory or do you want an art piece?

Without question an SLR with 'real glass' is massively better for the most control of the depth of field, exposure, colors etc. It's not even a...
Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2010, 05:54 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,639
Posted By Kingsqueak
I'm a n00b as a rider, very conservative. Stock...

I'm a n00b as a rider, very conservative. Stock suspension is what I have and it's fine. If I were super aggressive/skilled, it might need some work. I don't really foresee me needing anything...
Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2010, 04:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,639
Posted By Kingsqueak
I just got the 08 610, coming from an older KLR...

I just got the 08 610, coming from an older KLR and a few years in between the two of them.

I'm 6'5" for size reference.

The power is better on the TE for sure. The gearbox on the 610 has a...
Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2010, 08:25 AM
Replies: 4,309
Views: 724,258
Posted By Kingsqueak
I was quoted over $9k OTD from two dealers on the...

I was quoted over $9k OTD from two dealers on the TE630...

Prices on leftover '09's were in that range though, mid to upper $7k's from both places.

Thus buying the used '08 instead.

I almost...
Forum: Equipment 06-16-2010, 08:56 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,733
Posted By Kingsqueak
Street only, maybe gravel roads, another vote for...

Street only, maybe gravel roads, another vote for Oxtar Matrix. I like mine a lot. For the trails or higher protection, I have Tech 4's.
Forum: Thumpers 06-14-2010, 08:49 PM
Replies: 1,622
Views: 259,489
Posted By Kingsqueak
Gave it a home ...

Gave it a home

http://www.kingsqueak.org/stuff/te610/dowco-guardian.jpg

Gave it some storage

http://www.kingsqueak.org/stuff/te610/kriega-us-10.jpg

Tore the bars apart the other day and...
Forum: Thumpers 06-14-2010, 08:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 907
Posted By Kingsqueak
I was really nervous for a bit. I thought...

I was really nervous for a bit.

I thought there were people running around washing KLRs.

The world is so dangerous these days, sometimes my imagination can do horrible things.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-14-2010, 03:37 PM
Replies: 1,730
Views: 416,112
Posted By Kingsqueak
It is finesse and technique and the right...

It is finesse and technique and the right instructor is key.

If you are finding yourself locked up and fighting the bike, it is because you are doing it wrong....says a guy who has sweat dripping...
Forum: Ride reports 06-14-2010, 11:21 AM
Replies: 578
Views: 303,223
Posted By Kingsqueak
Nice job on the RR's , thanks for appending this...

Nice job on the RR's , thanks for appending this to the original....you were right, it caught new attention ;-).
Forum: Thumpers 06-14-2010, 07:52 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 20,436
Posted By Kingsqueak
Hahah, have to say that really made me laugh over...

Hahah, have to say that really made me laugh over the morning coffee. I'll be the first to admit that my bike lives it's life poking around suburbia and I'm sitting here pondering tires like a loon...
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