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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-17-2010, 11:11 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 18,879
Posted By captainchaos
I say give him the same treatment, a bullet. Only...

I say give him the same treatment, a bullet. Only fair. Any private citizen who did that would be given far worse than just 11 years in the can. That's complete bullshit, and should have been dealt...
Forum: Americas 04-11-2010, 07:32 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 476
Posted By captainchaos
VA to TX summer 2011

I've been invited to go to a family reunion I wouldn't normally be going to in San Antonio. No desire to put forth so much $$ to hang out with a bunch of distant relatives that I recall not liking...
Forum: Road warriors 04-04-2010, 01:59 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 7,857
Posted By captainchaos
I picked up a 96 Suzuki RF600R for $1000 last...

I picked up a 96 Suzuki RF600R for $1000 last year. Needed tires and a bit of electrical work, but since then I've had no problems to speak of. Plenty fast and stable for highway travel, not bad...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-09-2010, 10:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 10,451
Posted By captainchaos
I agree, some of those things do help. I...

I agree, some of those things do help. I snowboard, longboard, and have done downhill mtn bike racing as well. You'd be surprised at the angles one can lean a bicycle over in the right conditions....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-09-2010, 10:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,026
Posted By captainchaos
A belt-fed weapon? I dont know, but Im envious of...

A belt-fed weapon? I dont know, but Im envious of your snow riding. Maybe when I get a DS, and even then, I'm not a fan of ice.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-09-2010, 10:35 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,254
Posted By captainchaos
Well I hope I don't have to deal with my gf...

Well I hope I don't have to deal with my gf passing out on the bike like that. Thus far its been decent as the longest ride I've had her on for was about 2 hours. Until I get something that's more of...
Forum: Regional forums 02-09-2010, 10:27 PM
Replies: 1,921
Views: 148,389
Posted By captainchaos
Pardon my ignorance, as some things here on ADV...

Pardon my ignorance, as some things here on ADV are still new to me. Is this a DS only event, or could some poor fool like me who doesnt own one still show up and be able to partake? Oh and if so,...
Forum: Ride reports 02-07-2010, 11:34 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 21,011
Posted By captainchaos
Wow, this is by far my favorite RR so far. Keep...

Wow, this is by far my favorite RR so far. Keep it coming!
Forum: Face plant 12-10-2009, 08:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,036
Posted By captainchaos
And people wonder why I'm so quick to rant about...

And people wonder why I'm so quick to rant about the elderly being allowed to drive :bluduh

How's the recovery coming along? That looked rather nasty, and to still have a foot intact after all...
Forum: Road warriors 12-09-2009, 08:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,858
Posted By captainchaos
Damn thats nice. I say keep it.

Damn thats nice. I say keep it.
Forum: Equipment 10-29-2009, 01:35 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,813
Posted By captainchaos
Speed & Strength Devil's In The Details gloves...

Speed & Strength Devil's In The Details gloves have been great for me so far this year. Ridden in the mid 30's and warm as toast. Decent waterproofing too, and a nice knuckle slider. I figure with...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-26-2009, 02:02 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 10,593
Posted By captainchaos
I've only had one actual opportunity to stop and...

I've only had one actual opportunity to stop and help a fellow rider so far, and it was a good thing I did. This was on the Blue Ridge Parkway, near Lynchburg. Some middle aged guy on a K series BMW...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-11-2009, 08:23 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 8,503
Posted By captainchaos
My thoughts exactly. Hope someone finds this, or...

My thoughts exactly. Hope someone finds this, or the remains of the asshat who swiped it.
Forum: Vendors 10-08-2009, 06:35 AM
Replies: 2,507
Views: 823,261
Posted By captainchaos
got mine yesterday, thanks!

got mine yesterday, thanks!
Forum: Face plant 09-26-2009, 04:14 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 27,227
Posted By captainchaos
All I've had chucked at me were cigarettes,...

All I've had chucked at me were cigarettes, thankfully. Glad you made it home in one piece, still sucks though.
Forum: Road warriors 09-24-2009, 11:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,544
Posted By captainchaos
I say go for it. I have an 82 CB450SC with about...

I say go for it. I have an 82 CB450SC with about 25k on it, and that thing has the most reliable engine Ive ever owned. Granted Ive only had it for about 5k miles/9 months, but the thing has...
Forum: Road warriors 09-23-2009, 03:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 994
Posted By captainchaos
Well that's true, but it did blow the main fuse...

Well that's true, but it did blow the main fuse the first time I noticed this issue and replaced the signal/gauge fuse. I found that wire you speak of, and I went through one piece at a time and...
Forum: Road warriors 09-22-2009, 08:19 PM
Replies: 5,089
Views: 394,018
Posted By captainchaos
I think you're one of those few people who...

I think you're one of those few people who apparantly don't ride with an agenda of some sort. Well I guess you had one that day, which was to get hops. I wish there were some wild hops around here,...
Forum: Road warriors 09-22-2009, 06:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,038
Posted By captainchaos
Yeah either he's got some crazy bad luck and just...

Yeah either he's got some crazy bad luck and just happened to dump it, or he's that stupid and has no business adding more power. I'm gonna go with the latter of the two.
Forum: Road warriors 09-22-2009, 05:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 994
Posted By captainchaos
Ok, you guys were right, not the switch. Although...

Ok, you guys were right, not the switch. Although no loss on my part, since the old one sucked anyway. Messed around with it some more today, and still haven't found anything torn, loose, visibly...
Forum: Road warriors 09-20-2009, 07:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 994
Posted By captainchaos
Its a constant blown fuse from the second power...

Its a constant blown fuse from the second power hits it.
Forum: Road warriors 09-20-2009, 12:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 994
Posted By captainchaos
Well the thing is, the key doesnt always turn in...

Well the thing is, the key doesnt always turn in it. Or sometimes it turns, and nothing happens. You have to giggle it. Hence the initial guess at the switch, and then expensive test equipment helped...
Forum: Road warriors 09-18-2009, 07:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 994
Posted By captainchaos
Forgot to mention in the other post, nothing has...

Forgot to mention in the other post, nothing has been added to the wiring. A few plugs have nothing going to them, but I dont seem to be missing anything either, so who knows what they do. I've...
Forum: Road warriors 09-18-2009, 07:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 994
Posted By captainchaos
Thumbs down Well today after picking up another project (83...

Well today after picking up another project (83 Saab 900 Turbo), I went back to work on the 'zuk. A mechanic friend lets me use his garage space, so I had access to some cool electrical diagnostic...
Forum: Road warriors 09-17-2009, 09:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 994
Posted By captainchaos
Electrical gremlins in 96 RF600R

I recently purchased a 96 Suzuki RF600R, and it was an absolute blast to drive on the trip back from getting it. In retrospect, it was really stupid, due to the fact that it managed to develop a...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-14-2009, 09:50 PM
Replies: 2,873
Views: 859,194
Posted By captainchaos
I just scored a 1996 GSXR 600 for $1000. Corbin...

I just scored a 1996 GSXR 600 for $1000. Corbin saddle, Yoshimura exhaust. Only needed a rear tire. Will post pics soon.
Forum: Road warriors 09-14-2009, 09:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,297
Posted By captainchaos
WTF:huh .

WTF:huh .
Forum: Thumpers 08-29-2009, 03:05 PM
Replies: 5,892
Views: 1,265,537
Posted By captainchaos
Good to know...what about mileage? Anything to...

Good to know...what about mileage? Anything to avoid as far as that goes on these bikes?
Forum: Thumpers 08-29-2009, 03:01 PM
Replies: 102,305
Views: 20,026,203
Posted By captainchaos
thanks for the advice, I kinda figured that might...

thanks for the advice, I kinda figured that might be the case, but better to ask a stupid question than not ask and make a stupid decision
Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2009, 10:31 PM
Replies: 102,305
Views: 20,026,203
Posted By captainchaos
Just throwing this out there, dont know if Im in...

Just throwing this out there, dont know if Im in quite the right thread...whats this worth in advrider terms? You guys know the dr's better than I do:

...
Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2009, 10:27 PM
Replies: 5,892
Views: 1,265,537
Posted By captainchaos
Im thinking of picking up a ds bike, and stumbled...

Im thinking of picking up a ds bike, and stumbled upon this on good ol craigslist. What would one of you guys value a 1990 XT600 at?

http://winstonsalem.craigslist.org/mcy/1345813217.html
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-25-2009, 05:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,157
Posted By captainchaos
Yeah the ice is my only real concern. There was...

Yeah the ice is my only real concern. There was only about a week in the last winter that was kind of dangerous as far as ice. Otherwise, rain was the worst, and that's easily dealt with in...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-25-2009, 03:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,157
Posted By captainchaos
riding year round

So to start off, I'm fairly new at this game, having only been riding since March of this year. However, I've ridden nearly everyday since then, aside from some down time whilst repairing a few...
Forum: Road warriors 08-19-2009, 07:54 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 19,649
Posted By captainchaos
I agree on the Maxim 550, after having to help...

I agree on the Maxim 550, after having to help fix a friend's 83. Geez that thing was a turd. Partly because he ghetto rigged the already crappy bike to keep running, but also, it was just ugly.
Forum: Road warriors 08-18-2009, 11:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,365
Posted By captainchaos
Geez the new KLR is kinda goofy looking, but I do...

Geez the new KLR is kinda goofy looking, but I do like the older ones.
http://roanoke.craigslist.org/mcy/1285823726.html
I think that one is decently farkled for the price :deal , although correct...
Forum: Road warriors 08-18-2009, 12:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,268
Posted By captainchaos
Geez, he's got that thing loaded up. Somehow in...

Geez, he's got that thing loaded up. Somehow in spite of that mess on there, one has to respect a person making the trip on something that you really don't see going to a place like that.
Forum: Road warriors 08-18-2009, 12:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,365
Posted By captainchaos
So I've been looking around within a decent...

So I've been looking around within a decent distance (about 150 miles, give or take) and I've seen quite a few Bandits floating around within my price range. Haven't been out to look at them, since I...
Forum: Road warriors 07-29-2009, 05:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,365
Posted By captainchaos
5' 11", 170lbs, 32" inseam. Put it this way, my...

5' 11", 170lbs, 32" inseam. Put it this way, my Nighthawk is nothing for me to stand over, can touch both feet flat with plenty of room to spare. I actually feel slightly cooped up on it to be...
Forum: Road warriors 07-28-2009, 06:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,365
Posted By captainchaos
After getting my kidneys nearly shaken out of me...

After getting my kidneys nearly shaken out of me riding in Richmond VA last week, a DS would have been like riding a couch over those terrible streets. I swear it looks like someone tests grenades on...
Forum: Road warriors 07-28-2009, 05:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,365
Posted By captainchaos
Nope, I have zero MX experience. I ride mtn bikes...

Nope, I have zero MX experience. I ride mtn bikes regularly, have done some downhill racing and freeride, but the physics are definitely not the same. Owning a DS would be fun I'm sure, but it's...
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