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Forum: Racing 05-06-2012, 06:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,386
Posted By mavbike
I'm 42 now. Been riding on the street since 19. ...

I'm 42 now. Been riding on the street since 19. Never rode "off road" till I was in my late 20's. Had a bike for a few months then everything went during the divorce. Late 30's started riding...
Forum: Road warriors 01-15-2012, 03:59 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 12,568
Posted By mavbike
I have a 02 FXDX that I have had since new. I...

I have a 02 FXDX that I have had since new. I love it. I have mine set up with hard bags and windshield. I spend more time on dirtbikes than I do on the street. The Dyna get's used for around town....
Forum: Thumpers 12-02-2009, 03:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,893
Posted By mavbike
Thumb I use a lot of Wiseco pistons in race motors and...

I use a lot of Wiseco pistons in race motors and have never had any problems (I do run a little more than their recommended clearance and warn about carfull warm-up). For lower rpm use in a street...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-06-2009, 04:32 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 16,193
Posted By mavbike
I don't normaly chime in on debates like this,...

I don't normaly chime in on debates like this, but I hear this question also. Especialy since I have "Jap bikes" "Dirt bikes" "Quads" and a "Harley."

I think of myself as a rider. I like to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-14-2009, 09:41 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,170
Posted By mavbike
Read this post, saw a lot of debate, from...

Read this post, saw a lot of debate, from different people, with different backgrounds.

Thought about it, and then realized---

I've ridden street for 22 years now. Have ridden dirt...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-14-2009, 09:27 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,782
Posted By mavbike
For a lot of young people, I would agree, but: ...

For a lot of young people, I would agree, but: What about those with other experience, or parents that take additional time to teach.
That is kind of where I was torn between that bad example of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-13-2009, 09:39 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,782
Posted By mavbike
Kind of what I was thinking. Only allowed to...

Kind of what I was thinking. Only allowed to ride (her own bike) while with me. That would also give her 2 years or more of street experience before ever being allowed to ride or drive by herself. ...
Forum: Thumpers 08-13-2009, 04:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 730
Posted By mavbike
The first pfft sounds like it may have been a...

The first pfft sounds like it may have been a backfire. Check the filter to make sure it did not get burned (foam filters may then suck small pieces of the burned foam into the carb) and check to...
Forum: Thumpers 08-13-2009, 04:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,597
Posted By mavbike
First try going to a bearing supply store, with...

First try going to a bearing supply store, with the part numbers for the bearing races and the bearing that fits the stem and/or the measurements for the bearings you need. They can often match them...
Forum: Thumpers 08-13-2009, 04:17 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,191
Posted By mavbike
[quote=montesa_vr]I've taught a lot of people to...

[quote=montesa_vr]I've taught a lot of people to ride, mostly without incident. Here are the steps I think are really important.

1. Block the bike up on a crate and let your son sit on it....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-13-2009, 12:04 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,782
Posted By mavbike
Question Currently have a "about to be teenage" daughter,...

Currently have a "about to be teenage" daughter, begging to have her own street bike to take on street rides with dad.
She has raced flattrack for the last 3 years and has ridden trails and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-12-2009, 09:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 788
Posted By mavbike
When a vehicle is approaching from the side, or...

When a vehicle is approaching from the side, or stopped, watch the front tires. The eye registers the tires starting to turn or the rise (gap increases between the fender and tire) faster than it...
Forum: Thumpers 09-06-2008, 04:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,456
Posted By mavbike
I'm one of these, "New rider needs every...

I'm one of these, "New rider needs every advantage they can get people." If price is not an option, the KTM-400 would be unbeatable. Not as tiring on all day rides, electric start, modern...
Forum: Thumpers 09-06-2008, 03:12 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 62,202
Posted By mavbike
Don't know who did your machine work, but Wiseco...

Don't know who did your machine work, but Wiseco recommended tollerances are often a little tight. You may double check them before assembly, some automotive machine shops don't know the difference...
Forum: Thumpers 09-03-2008, 05:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,641
Posted By mavbike
I'm haveing the same debate right now. Want a...

I'm haveing the same debate right now. Want a dual sport that I can ride to trails (in other states from home) carry camp gear, and still explore on. Here is what I have so far.

Have not ridden...
Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2008, 10:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 869
Posted By mavbike
I don't think I'll be able to get ATGATT but is...

I don't think I'll be able to get ATGATT but is there anything else that is a have to for light trail riding? I was planning on wearing hiking boots and jeans. I have a joe rocket summer jacket but...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-19-2008, 07:38 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 8,472
Posted By mavbike
38, turn 39 this summer. Started riding on the...

38, turn 39 this summer. Started riding on the street at 18 (started because the only cheap, reliable transportation I could afford was motorcycle). Didn't ride off road until about 27. Did the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-19-2008, 05:12 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,715
Posted By mavbike
Without knobbies, you can't turn with the front...

Without knobbies, you can't turn with the front wheel. For transition from a harder surface, get the bike square to the new surface. If you are still leaning to turn when you transition, you will...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-09-2008, 03:13 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,246
Posted By mavbike
We use the same signal. If I want her to...

We use the same signal. If I want her to hang-on, pay attention, or whatever, I tap her left leg. When I tap, she looks to see what it is. Even on the Harley, she can get some weight of the seat...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-09-2008, 03:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,486
Posted By mavbike
Started daughter on Honda 50 at 5 years old. ...

Started daughter on Honda 50 at 5 years old. (With throttle limiter) She is now 11, races flattrack, and loves it. I never pushed. When she first started, she would rid for 3-5 minutes and be...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-07-2008, 01:57 AM
Replies: 262
Views: 25,629
Posted By mavbike
Mine 02 Harley FXDX 03 CRF450R (set up for...

Mine
02 Harley FXDX
03 CRF450R (set up for flattrack)
05 CRF150F (to ride with the kids)

Daughter
KX65

Son
JR50
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-07-2008, 01:42 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,246
Posted By mavbike
Intercom

We only use intercom on long trips.

I always back off a few notches from normal pace with a passenger.

Prefer passenger ride with hands on my hips, and move with me. That way whatever...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-14-2006, 09:55 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,709
Posted By mavbike
killjoy

When we went through this with mother in-law, I explained how many years I had been riding without an accident (on the street). I also explained that even with no accidents, I was even more carefull...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-13-2006, 11:29 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,265
Posted By mavbike
Practice, Practice, Practice

I'm one of the ones that commented in the previous post about practicing in parking lots. I also practice while riding. I will watch for the darker color pavement patches and swerve between them,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-12-2006, 12:34 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,784
Posted By mavbike
First Bike

If she likes Harley's, there is nothing wrong with the 883L (Sportster). If she plans the purchase, with the Harley Rider's course, she can get a discount on the bike and it is only $6,500 MSRP to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-10-2006, 11:31 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,941
Posted By mavbike
Downhill breaking

I always slow to what I feel is a safe speed and then accelerate through the corner. For me, a safe speed is slow enough that I could still dodge someting in the road (dead animal, rock, lumber are...
Forum: Face plant 06-30-2006, 02:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,513
Posted By mavbike
Harley?

I thought it was about the ride,,,Not what you ride.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-30-2006, 02:23 PM
Replies: 1,651
Views: 218,381
Posted By mavbike
Don't follow the trucks

On Interstate highway, right lane, speed limit. 18-wheeler is passing in left lane. I am just behind the trailer. I notice what looks like paper sliding on the road ahead of me (I figure from the...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-21-2006, 03:36 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 10,759
Posted By mavbike
New GS Adventure

Have one semester for wife to finish then I will be looking at maybe a new bike.

Would like some input from ladies as to the passenger confort (position, wind...ect) on the GS Adventure.
...
Forum: Face plant 04-02-2006, 05:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,430
Posted By mavbike
I have owned several bikes of different brands. ...

I have owned several bikes of different brands. I currently own 2 Harleys. When my wife wanted to learn how to ride, our first step was to purchase her a small dirt bike. After she learned to ride...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-28-2006, 03:14 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 15,827
Posted By mavbike
Eek It use to be I was terrified by cars on side...

It use to be I was terrified by cars on side streets (pulling out) or getting hit from behind.

Until last summer.
Last summer, we were leaving Colorodo, crossing Kansas, in route to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-28-2006, 02:59 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,231
Posted By mavbike
I have 2 children and one on the way. I choose...

I have 2 children and one on the way. I choose to ride and I accept the risk. But I also owe it to my family to do every thing in my power to minimize those risks. I ride off road as much to keep...
Forum: Road warriors 03-28-2006, 12:59 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,776
Posted By mavbike
We also tour (2-up) on a FXDX. I picked it for...

We also tour (2-up) on a FXDX. I picked it for the adjustable suspension, dual disks up front and a little more lean in the corners. Added hard bags and windshield. It does respond quicker to...
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