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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-25-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 30,151
Posted By Flo_Evans
Could be wrong (hard to tell from the .gif) but...

Could be wrong (hard to tell from the .gif) but it looks like he tried to lean it further, touches down with a peg or something and is startled upright. Looks like he has way too much shit on the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-11-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,006
Posted By Flo_Evans
I actually suggesting selling the bike before my...

I actually suggesting selling the bike before my 1st son was born, wife said no way, keep it.

Don't have as much time to ride but I still do whenever I get a chance.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-11-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,084
Posted By Flo_Evans
Greater than 50%, less than 100%? I always...

Greater than 50%, less than 100%?

I always try to leave a little lean angle but I am WOT most of the time. If I tuck just right I can hit the rev limiter in top gear.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-11-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 18,495
Posted By Flo_Evans
Might do it this year, need to check the...

Might do it this year, need to check the calendar...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-11-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,297
Posted By Flo_Evans
Yes tire pressure makes a huge difference. Along...

Yes tire pressure makes a huge difference. Along with tire style. Esp in mud and loose gravel. Fit some more aggressive tires like a TKC and be amazed at the grip available. Then cry they wear out so...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-11-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 8,254
Posted By Flo_Evans
Seems to me like your buddy touched the white...

Seems to me like your buddy touched the white line 1st, causing him to brake.

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

What is this guy doing? lane splitting?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-10-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,976
Posted By Flo_Evans
I don't consider a gravel road off road no.

I don't consider a gravel road off road no.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-03-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,130
Posted By Flo_Evans
Never seen the point. Every time I've riden in a...

Never seen the point. Every time I've riden in a car with someone who had one there are so many false positives they just ignore it.

Cops around here are more concerned with squids doing wheelies...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-03-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,086
Posted By Flo_Evans
A few years ago I got into about the worst...

A few years ago I got into about the worst trouble I have been in on a bike.

1st mistake: For some reason or another I got pissed at the people I was riding with and took off on my on.

2nd...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-03-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 10,255
Posted By Flo_Evans
When was this scooter and buick made? I get...

When was this scooter and buick made?

I get the feeling a lot of people don't trust computers because they have a PC that runs like shit. I've had the misfortune of trying to help people fix their...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-03-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 10,255
Posted By Flo_Evans
Most motorcycle breakdowns in my humble...

Most motorcycle breakdowns in my humble experience have been simple mechanical affairs. (chain, tires, blown shocks) Occasionally you will see a dead battery or some blown fuses.

If someone can...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-31-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 30,151
Posted By Flo_Evans
In a straight line sure, but we are turning here...

In a straight line sure, but we are turning here no? You are levering against lateral G forces.

Hmm but now as I contemplate it that might not be correct. The farther you hang off the less lean...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-31-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 30,151
Posted By Flo_Evans
Still winter I guess, counter steering arguments!...

Still winter I guess, counter steering arguments!

It's silly to say that weight shift has little to no effect. Anyone that has ridden with no hands on the bars can easily see that moving weight...
Forum: Thumpers 01-24-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 5,698
Views: 1,179,940
Posted By Flo_Evans
So where did you get it? I think my X could stand...

So where did you get it? I think my X could stand to run a little richer but I never liked the idea of just jamming a resistor in there and losing the benefits of the ECU actually adjusting for air...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-22-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 18,592
Posted By Flo_Evans
I guess there is a replacement for displacement:...

I guess there is a replacement for displacement: riding skills
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-21-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,629
Posted By Flo_Evans
My tank only goes about 100 miles. Plenty for me,...

My tank only goes about 100 miles. Plenty for me, I need a break after that long in the seat.

on a good riding day though I will go through 3 tanks so... maybe I do need a bigger tank?

I like...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-21-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 16,019
Posted By Flo_Evans
eh I don't even have a tach on my bike. I geared...

eh I don't even have a tach on my bike. I geared it down for off road, spend as little time on the highway as possible.

No idea the RPM's at highways speeds. It can hit 100mph without bouncing off...
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 1,812
Views: 894,138
Posted By Flo_Evans
Why are they so heavy? Google says they are...

Why are they so heavy? Google says they are 450lbs full of gas? That is a huge stock tank but holy crap that is approaching 1200GSs territory.
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 7,285
Views: 1,149,720
Posted By Flo_Evans
Oh man you could of posted that last year. I...

Oh man you could of posted that last year.

I am on good terms with the local BMW dealer... going to have to see if he can put that new cam in free.

Mine always has started but sometimes takes a...
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 1,812
Views: 894,138
Posted By Flo_Evans
Why doesn't yamaha sell this bike over here again?

Why doesn't yamaha sell this bike over here again?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-20-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 309
Views: 18,592
Posted By Flo_Evans
Fast is fun but I've learned far more bike...

Fast is fun but I've learned far more bike control doing slow drills on gravel.

While its important to understand cornering at speed I have found most get offs I've witness happened at low speeds...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-17-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 849
Views: 52,298
Posted By Flo_Evans
Just a few weeks ago I had a valve stem rip out...

Just a few weeks ago I had a valve stem rip out of a tube while traveling down the highway at 60mph. No problem, pull over and call a buddy. Tire was dead flat by the time I stopped. If i had been...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 01-17-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 447
Views: 42,990
Posted By Flo_Evans
Well my problem is I have to ride an hour of...

Well my problem is I have to ride an hour of street to get to the dirt. I have a g650x challenge, I want something that is a little faster/more comfortable on the road, can handle taking more gear...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 01-17-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 447
Views: 42,990
Posted By Flo_Evans
They just got them at my KTM dealer. they...

They just got them at my KTM dealer.

they look sick! I think I'm getting the orange fever.

My question is would you try and track down a remaining 990 or just get the 1190.

I'm also eyeing...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-17-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,415
Posted By Flo_Evans
Turn around and go back to the gravel.

Turn around and go back to the gravel.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-17-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,819
Posted By Flo_Evans
You have to control your speed on decent. The...

You have to control your speed on decent. The front has little chance of washing out if you are under control and accelerating through the turn.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-17-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 849
Views: 52,298
Posted By Flo_Evans
ADV rider comes up a lot in google searches,...

ADV rider comes up a lot in google searches, these threads are indexed and people that don't even post here are reading them. It is dangerous to let nonsense be posted and not corrected.

There are...
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 7,285
Views: 1,149,720
Posted By Flo_Evans
+1 Slightly louder, slightly more power, WAY...

+1

Slightly louder, slightly more power, WAY lighter than stock.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-17-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 8,267
Views: 773,984
Posted By Flo_Evans
Yes...

Yes https://mapsengine.google.com/map/edit?mid=zO2VGSTCYmOc.kwBLfzk6QY-s

Pretty good road and close to the highway. But it seems like they are "improving" it and taking allot of the fun out.
...
Forum: Thumpers 01-15-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 5,698
Views: 1,179,940
Posted By Flo_Evans
Never heard of them, but those look good too. But...

Never heard of them, but those look good too. But same question: long or short arms? :ear
Forum: Thumpers 01-15-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 5,698
Views: 1,179,940
Posted By Flo_Evans
Anyone use KTM folding mirrors on their X? ...

Anyone use KTM folding mirrors on their X?

Thinking about ordering some but I am not sure what size to get. I think 243mm?
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-14-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 8,267
Views: 773,984
Posted By Flo_Evans
Wicked No helmet mounted. I need to adjust it a bit but...

No helmet mounted. I need to adjust it a bit but I have no more sticky mounts.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-14-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 8,267
Views: 773,984
Posted By Flo_Evans
We ran it Sunday ...

We ran it Sunday

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=hTkB8xHWvME#t=532
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-01-2013, 01:12 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,126
Posted By Flo_Evans
I am in the same "dilemma". Currently have a...

I am in the same "dilemma".

Currently have a G650x-challenge. It is a pretty good all-around bike. Can hop on the highway for a quick commute with no problems (10 miles) strap some bags to it and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-11-2012, 03:03 PM
Replies: 417
Views: 32,493
Posted By Flo_Evans
I didn't but IMHO running a business and self...

I didn't but IMHO running a business and self sufficiency have little in common.

If we are assuming she is not brain damaged then she must be willfully forgetting basic things, either because she...
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2012, 10:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,132
Posted By Flo_Evans
It rubs but I don't know of ANYONE actually...

It rubs but I don't know of ANYONE actually wearing a hole in it.

Please correct me if I am wrong.

The shock will lose air pressure (just like tires) due to temperature drops.

I agree with...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-11-2012, 10:04 AM
Replies: 417
Views: 32,493
Posted By Flo_Evans
Man. I don't know you (or your wife) and I am not...

Man. I don't know you (or your wife) and I am not a phycologist. But to me it sounds like you are an extremely controlling dominant type personality and she is very submissive to you.

It seems...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-10-2012, 03:49 PM
Replies: 8,267
Views: 773,984
Posted By Flo_Evans
wassup guys?! Havent posted in a while, shot a...

wassup guys?! Havent posted in a while, shot a new video last week down at Bob's.

<iframe width="853" height="480" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/QQHi-_uev7I" frameborder="0"...
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2011, 09:17 AM
Replies: 5,805
Views: 1,057,293
Posted By Flo_Evans
I would like to complete the race (500) I have no...

I would like to complete the race (500) I have no dreams of winning, but I have always wanted to do it.

I found out my old high school friends brother goes every year, I am not even sure if he...
Forum: Thumpers 06-15-2011, 01:43 PM
Replies: 5,805
Views: 1,057,293
Posted By Flo_Evans
Colebatch, I am interested in hearing your...

Colebatch, I am interested in hearing your thoughts on outfitting an X for baja. A pipe dream at this point, but one I am very interested in making reality.

Would you even consider an X to be a...
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