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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-26-2008, 10:46 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,297
Posted By HighDezert
When you outweigh your machine, it's real easy to...

When you outweigh your machine, it's real easy to toss around. I was around 275 and on a 200lb motocross machine, it felt like a BMX. I could toss it around effortlessly.

I lost almost 100lbs...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-21-2008, 09:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,407
Posted By HighDezert
Nice save. Also remember that when you're...

Nice save.

Also remember that when you're leaned over and you let off, the weight is going to transfer forward, and when you're leaned over, forward in relation to the bike is to the outside of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-21-2008, 09:32 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 11,593
Posted By HighDezert
I do consider the KLR a big bike, that's why i...

I do consider the KLR a big bike, that's why i got one, because i WANT a big dirt bike. And yeah, mine is pretty dirtbike like. It's about 50lbs lighter than stock, and hardedend against...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-19-2008, 11:36 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,112
Posted By HighDezert
It's about both. As long as i'm not stuck in...

It's about both.

As long as i'm not stuck in some crappy cage.

Whatever it is, i'll ride it as long as it'll toss around. BMX, mountain bike, trials, MX, klr.

I build these things....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-17-2008, 09:38 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,910
Posted By HighDezert
+1 for AZ191! It's most fun at night in the...

+1 for AZ191! It's most fun at night in the rain with low vis because you're IN the clouds after an evasive action around a bear, getting a flat and using up all the good weather making it hold air...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-17-2008, 09:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,071
Posted By HighDezert
On mine i got the progressive front springs, 5wt...

On mine i got the progressive front springs, 5wt oil, no cluster and lightened the front a lot by taking out al the stock brackets and crap, the things that hold the cluster and the fairing, it's...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-15-2008, 10:06 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 19,426
Posted By HighDezert
I've never had a problem with lever confusion. ...

I've never had a problem with lever confusion. I ride MTB, brakeless bmx, and moto. Sometimes on my mtb i forget i have brakes and don't use 'em after riding my bmx.

Pedal biking does make...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-08-2008, 09:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,579
Posted By HighDezert
Good point, it does give you more clearance, as...

Good point, it does give you more clearance, as well as lateral balance stability, by spreading your legs, you spread weight over a wider lateral area. It also allows you to change your body...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-08-2008, 08:52 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,942
Posted By HighDezert
It will in a dirt parking lot! Who really rides...

It will in a dirt parking lot! Who really rides on pavement anyways?:lol3
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-08-2008, 08:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,060
Posted By HighDezert
I didn't, i don't do swine and besides javelina...

I didn't, i don't do swine and besides javelina meat sucks. I wish it was a little deer or a rabbit i got. It'd be poo by now:D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-07-2008, 04:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,060
Posted By HighDezert
Yeah, javelinas are pretty unpredictable. I've...

Yeah, javelinas are pretty unpredictable. I've plowed a few in cages, and a few times run 'em right over, watched 'em stand back up, shake off, and walk away. First one i hit on a bike though,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-07-2008, 03:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,060
Posted By HighDezert
Hwy 80 heading west coming up the hill towards...

Hwy 80 heading west coming up the hill towards Bisbee AZ, about a mile before the county building. Popped out from behind a mequite bush.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-07-2008, 03:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,579
Posted By HighDezert
Also, make a point to make technical mistakes on...

Also, make a point to make technical mistakes on purpose so you know what "wrong feels like" and what it feels like to approach the mistake. Pay attention to how you set up to fail, and then avoid...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-07-2008, 02:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,579
Posted By HighDezert
Common sense goes a long way, and also look...

Common sense goes a long way, and also look around for confirmation from other sources. If the info is what's commonly floating around then it's probably not too far off from the truth.

Also,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-07-2008, 01:36 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,140
Posted By HighDezert
I've had my KLR drifting sideways in a stiff...

I've had my KLR drifting sideways in a stiff crosswind once, coming down to i-10 from Santa Fe, with about 50mph sustianed with higher gusts. I was at a hefty lean angle, windward knee out, and if...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-07-2008, 01:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,060
Posted By HighDezert
Javelina AKA Peccary...

Javelina AKA Peccary (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peccary)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-07-2008, 12:57 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,942
Posted By HighDezert
On my KLR i do full lock turns a lot, to turn...

On my KLR i do full lock turns a lot, to turn around on single lane dirt roads, and where i used to park required me to start full lock and do a 270deg locked turn on uneven dirt. On the KLR full...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-07-2008, 12:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,060
Posted By HighDezert
Javelina 0 - KLR 1

Bagged me a Javelina last night with the KLR, on my way home from a day ride at 1am and a javelina darts out of the bush on the side opf the road, and right into my path of travel on the road. I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-06-2008, 10:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,666
Posted By HighDezert
Truly refined technique in anything comes when...

Truly refined technique in anything comes when you can forget how to do it. Anytime you have to think through a technique in steps you're playing catch-up. Just feel and allow yourself to flow.
...
Forum: The Garage 06-16-2008, 10:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,304
Posted By HighDezert
Hey nofate, how do you know there's not a way to...

Hey nofate, how do you know there's not a way to make the process more efficient, aside from a textbook from 1911 to reference and some math for basic electrolysis? What methods have you tried? ...
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2008, 09:45 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 23,334
Posted By HighDezert
Haha, nice! KLRistas are definitely a...

Haha, nice!

KLRistas are definitely a different breed. I haven't been to a motorcycle shop in years, but have exhausted the ziptie and fastener section of my local hardware store.

I used to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-11-2008, 07:51 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,397
Posted By HighDezert
I love to nightride. Riding during the day is...

I love to nightride. Riding during the day is bright and hot. Not much better than a full moon night and a ribbon of singletrack. I'm thinking of adding another light pointing down behind the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-10-2008, 09:54 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,172
Posted By HighDezert
Be able to get your bike upright quickly if you...

Be able to get your bike upright quickly if you drop it, this counts when you're the first one at a light and you don't put your feet down when you stop.:lol3

Ride as if you're invisible,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-10-2008, 09:25 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,775
Posted By HighDezert
I beveled my MX boots down evenly on both sides...

I beveled my MX boots down evenly on both sides on HWY 366, about 20 miles of fresh paved twistys on an offseaon weekend, no traffic at all. A few runs up and down over a couple days and i did hit...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-09-2008, 10:13 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,207
Posted By HighDezert
I stand a LOT on my KLR, it's just how i ride. ...

I stand a LOT on my KLR, it's just how i ride. I also ride MTB, BMX, biketrials, and in almiost every discipline i ride, i spend most of the time standing. If i'm cruising above about 45 or 50, i...
Forum: The Garage 06-09-2008, 09:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,304
Posted By HighDezert
What info do you want? I know a few people...

What info do you want?

I know a few people who have successful HHO plants running in their vehicles now, i've seen the system works, and for minimal investment a simple system can improve mileage....
Forum: The Garage 06-08-2008, 10:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,304
Posted By HighDezert
HAFC for KLR? Anybody running on hydrogen?

Who has a HHO setup on a KLR?

I'm working on mine, i've got the first prototype cell built up, and this week hopefully i'll be plumbing and wiring it up on my beast. My core made a lot of gas...
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2008, 09:41 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 263
Posted By HighDezert
17" front wheel spoke length?

Hey all, who has a 17" front? I' ve got a 17x2.5 Kawi rim i want to lace up, but need to find the spoke length. How can i determine that? Also, do i need to redrill my hub?

Yes, i...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-14-2006, 10:42 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,689
Posted By HighDezert
My daily driver: ...

My daily driver:

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y41/bisbee/S5000097.jpg

4 wheels is 2 more than i need to worry about, that's just 2 more tires to go flat in the middle of nowhere.

I...
Forum: Thumpers 12-13-2006, 11:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,573
Posted By HighDezert
It's ugly, but i like ugly, that's kinda the...

It's ugly, but i like ugly, that's kinda the point, I hate pretty cars and bikes. Funny thing, i just rode out to Big Bear CA last weekend and about everywhre i stopped i generated commets on my...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-09-2006, 12:21 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,633
Posted By HighDezert
One finger covering the clutch, if i gotta hold...

One finger covering the clutch, if i gotta hold it in longer than it takes to shift or slip through a tight spot, and tow if i'm gonna be really workin' it. I set up my clutch with the lever...
Forum: Thumpers 12-01-2006, 12:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,573
Posted By HighDezert
If you're swapping fluid, think about getting...

If you're swapping fluid, think about getting some hydraulic switches abd ditching the silly contraptions they try to pass for brake switches. I de-cali'd mine, just remeber to plug the fuel tank...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-30-2006, 12:22 AM
Replies: 391
Views: 97,774
Posted By HighDezert
It's fairly easy to find primitive camping spots...

It's fairly easy to find primitive camping spots out west, and of all the times i've just found a secluded spot and camped, i only really ever had one problem, I was coming down from Tahoe through NV...
Forum: Thumpers 11-27-2006, 12:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,232
Posted By HighDezert
Yeah, rims are the things next to your tires,...

Yeah, rims are the things next to your tires, doing 50mph sideways inches from the ground with rocks flying, they're not exactly in a safe place to begin with. Shiny rims are for cruisers, I'm as...
Forum: Thumpers 11-27-2006, 12:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 903
Posted By HighDezert
It depends also on how hard you're riding. If...

It depends also on how hard you're riding. If you're bunnyhopping or using lots of body english to move the bike, lighter is definitely better. I can leave flat ground on a 200-250lb bike by...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-25-2006, 03:17 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,830
Posted By HighDezert
How's this for tankslap: ...

How's this for tankslap:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCKGPc3z7fg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-25-2006, 03:14 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,279
Posted By HighDezert
IDK if it's 205 but: Canyon Battle...

IDK if it's 205 but:
Canyon Battle (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVM2Ugk9zCU)
Forum: Face plant 11-25-2006, 02:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,652
Posted By HighDezert
Man I hate it when this happens,,,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MmPhzMg58No
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-25-2006, 01:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,048
Posted By HighDezert
Keep the shiny side up if you have one, if you...

Keep the shiny side up if you have one, if you don't have a shiny side, then don't worry about it.:D

When travelling down a rugged trail that you don't know, consider the fact that it may just...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-25-2006, 01:01 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,900
Posted By HighDezert
It hasn't come up yet on the bike, but if i see...

It hasn't come up yet on the bike, but if i see someone having a problem i'll stop. If you're just standing there staring at scenery, i'll just wave unless you flag me down.

Offroad, I usually...
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