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Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2015, 07:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 438
Posted By CopaMundial
Advice: Spend less than you were planning on...

Advice:
Spend less than you were planning on your first bike.
Spend more than you were planning on gear.

If you're looking to learn to ride off-road (which is an excellent idea) then try this...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-29-2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,550
Posted By CopaMundial
I can see wanting a camera to record events in...

I can see wanting a camera to record events in case of an accident (like a front/rear dashcam), but not for help backing up.

If you need a backup sensor or camera then your bike is too short....
Forum: Equipment 04-29-2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,115
Posted By CopaMundial
I wear Motoport Ultra 2 jacket (mesh) and pants...

I wear Motoport Ultra 2 jacket (mesh) and pants (stretch). It's quiet, no flapping fabric etc.
That's an awesome combo in terms of temperature range and protection.
For the jacket I have both...
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2015, 08:56 PM
Replies: 48,913
Views: 10,156,353
Posted By CopaMundial
I would just check that it's facing the right...

I would just check that it's facing the right direction and mounted in a way that won't allow it to tip. Before pulling it apart you might also want to double check that it's not your sidestand...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-27-2015, 09:32 PM
Replies: 37,656
Views: 9,928,044
Posted By CopaMundial
I also heard he has a spark arrestor... and it's...

I also heard he has a spark arrestor... and it's not in the muffler.
Forum: Equipment 04-27-2015, 09:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 938
Posted By CopaMundial
Don't confuse knee 'armor' with knee 'braces'. ...

Don't confuse knee 'armor' with knee 'braces'.
Protection against impact is good, but does nothing to protect against twisting or hyperextension.

Asterisks are where it's at.
It costs a lot...
Forum: Equipment 04-27-2015, 08:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,115
Posted By CopaMundial
Take a nice trip down to San Marcos and look at...

Take a nice trip down to San Marcos and look at the Motorport stuff first hand.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-27-2015, 08:39 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 10,718
Posted By CopaMundial
In my reply above I linked to a ride report that...

In my reply above I linked to a ride report that would definitely resonate with them. Have him share it with them.
It's 3 guys, two of whom have never met, shopping for bikes they can buy for under...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-24-2015, 10:22 PM
Replies: 37,656
Views: 9,928,044
Posted By CopaMundial
2012 ...

2012

http://archive.wbir.com/news/article/220318/2/Motorcycle-crashes-into-ambulance-on-The-Dragon
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-24-2015, 10:00 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 10,718
Posted By CopaMundial
Big questions that need to be answered: Are...

Big questions that need to be answered:

Are they're planning 2-up or individual bikes?
Do either one of them have any riding experience?
Do either one of them have a clue mechanically speaking...
Forum: Road warriors 04-24-2015, 09:34 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,711
Posted By CopaMundial
Leeches.

Leeches.
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2015, 08:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,048
Posted By CopaMundial
If you're looking strictly at DRZ400SM then your...

If you're looking strictly at DRZ400SM then your search will be more difficult because of relatively low numbers and the types of abuse that they take from their target demographic.
You could...
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2015, 07:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 486
Posted By CopaMundial
Sounds like this might be his first bike. First...

Sounds like this might be his first bike.
First things first, I would recommend shopping used. The new generation WR250F with fuel injection and 6 speed (which yes, has same number of gears as...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-24-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,146
Posted By CopaMundial
Clearly what you need is a CR500AF (and a...

Clearly what you need is a CR500AF

(and a neck brace)
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2015, 08:08 AM
Replies: 48,913
Views: 10,156,353
Posted By CopaMundial
No need for rigging something up. Sounds like...

No need for rigging something up.
Sounds like Old_Crow already has the ability to mount rotopax in any combination of left/right/tail.
So he is probably in the best position to answer the question...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-23-2015, 08:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 477
Posted By CopaMundial
Is there anywhere that the riding is better in...

Is there anywhere that the riding is better in 2015 than it was in 1975?

(except maybe Centralia)
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-23-2015, 08:27 PM
Replies: 409
Views: 31,930
Posted By CopaMundial
Sounds awesome. Is this still on for this...

Sounds awesome.
Is this still on for this weekend?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-20-2015, 05:53 PM
Replies: 37,656
Views: 9,928,044
Posted By CopaMundial
Pressure washer.

Pressure washer.
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 48,913
Views: 10,156,353
Posted By CopaMundial
Also some graphics available @ ...

Also some graphics available @
http://www.wheelingcyclesupply.com/shop/category/graphics/83
Forum: Thumpers 04-19-2015, 05:06 PM
Replies: 48,913
Views: 10,156,353
Posted By CopaMundial
BigDog managed to repair his. Not sure what he...

BigDog managed to repair his.
Not sure what he used, but might be able to find details in his site (bigdogadventures.com)
Forum: Thumpers 04-19-2015, 01:21 PM
Replies: 48,913
Views: 10,156,353
Posted By CopaMundial
My thinking was mostly for less heat off the...

My thinking was mostly for less heat off the header and exhaust. Supposed to be good for performance of engine, but not really a factor for me. I was mainly looking for heat reduction since the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-19-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,714
Posted By CopaMundial
I would absolutely love to tour Iceland on a...

I would absolutely love to tour Iceland on a motorcycle.
I lived there (at the NATO base) for 3 summers + 2 winters in the late 90's and I've never stopped wanting to go back.
Forum: Thumpers 04-19-2015, 09:47 AM
Replies: 48,913
Views: 10,156,353
Posted By CopaMundial
2nd Honeymoon

I've had my 08 since new. Kept it stock all that time except for bars, gearing, tires, and protection (skidplate, rad guard, handguards). I knew the mods were good, but my approach was to keep it...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-18-2015, 07:48 PM
Replies: 4,144
Views: 290,937
Posted By CopaMundial
Judging by the wear marks I would say more people...

Judging by the wear marks I would say more people are getting their picture on his lap than Santa.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-18-2015, 05:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 886
Posted By CopaMundial
I wear prescription glasses under Scott OTG (over...

I wear prescription glasses under Scott OTG (over the glasses) goggles. Works fine.
Also highly recommend Roko Quick Straps. They allow you to pull your goggles off and on one-handed in case you...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-17-2015, 06:24 PM
Replies: 3,720
Views: 556,762
Posted By CopaMundial
This used to be a lot more common before cruise...

This used to be a lot more common before cruise control.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-17-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,609
Posted By CopaMundial
^ No longer my friend. All the rest of you guys...

^ No longer my friend.
All the rest of you guys are though.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-16-2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 48,353
Views: 3,005,353
Posted By CopaMundial
Good call. I was stalking your ad in the flea...

Good call. I was stalking your ad in the flea market thread. Great looking bike and your price was already a bargain. Going lower would have been a mistake.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-16-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 37,656
Views: 9,928,044
Posted By CopaMundial
This wasn't in Ephrata, PA by chance was it? I...

This wasn't in Ephrata, PA by chance was it?
I know a guy from there who used to drag race a similar car (but I believe it was a Monza rather than the Vega)
Forum: Road warriors 04-15-2015, 10:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,054
Posted By CopaMundial
With any amount of effort you can get a Street...

With any amount of effort you can get a Street Triple for way less than that, especially if you're not after the up-optioned 'R' version and/or you're willing to consider the prior generation bikes...
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 48,913
Views: 10,156,353
Posted By CopaMundial
If you leave the control servo in place (with...

If you leave the control servo in place (with electrical connection still plugged in) then you will not get an error or check engine light.

If you want to remove the control servo then google...
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2015, 12:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 688
Posted By CopaMundial
My vote is either the carb vent as mentioned...

My vote is either the carb vent as mentioned (need a T with one end routed low and one high) or if that's not it then start looking at electrical connections.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-15-2015, 02:38 AM
Replies: 37,656
Views: 9,928,044
Posted By CopaMundial
That's good news. Bad news is the engine just...

That's good news.
Bad news is the engine just stalled.
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2015, 02:35 PM
Replies: 48,913
Views: 10,156,353
Posted By CopaMundial
Probably not specifically what you're asking, but...

Probably not specifically what you're asking, but no I don't think that's a good idea. My reasons are not specific to the WR250R, but rather a more general philosophy.

All bikes are compromises....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-14-2015, 02:14 PM
Replies: 37,656
Views: 9,928,044
Posted By CopaMundial
I took it to mean that if you're old and someone...

I took it to mean that if you're old and someone does that to you then you should alert your younger, more reckless riding buddy so he can administer the beat down.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-14-2015, 02:06 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,609
Posted By CopaMundial
Cultural difference. The OP is in a location...

Cultural difference.

The OP is in a location where lane splitting is not legal so people don't expect it.
In those places if you're going the same speed as traffic in front of you and there is a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-13-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 835
Posted By CopaMundial
Available in US from: ...

Available in US from:
http://www.albedo100us.com/



So the textile and 'fur' version wash out. The metallic version does not... but seems it is also not invisible.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-11-2015, 11:12 PM
Replies: 29,423
Views: 1,383,580
Posted By CopaMundial
And any extra cats would probably be appreciated....

And any extra cats would probably be appreciated.

For the swap meet and all.
Pro tip.. do not pack cats in your waterproof bags. Sure they don't like getting wet, but they get real pissy about...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-10-2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,635
Posted By CopaMundial
It's not the bikes fault. Sure, some bikes are...

It's not the bikes fault.
Sure, some bikes are better at certain things than others, but being stable and under control while coming to a stop is not one of those things.
Practice with the bike and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-10-2015, 05:15 PM
Replies: 37,656
Views: 9,928,044
Posted By CopaMundial
http://i.imgur.com/QqSYK.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/QqSYK.jpg
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