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Forum: Beasts 12-13-2013, 06:59 PM
Replies: 21,693
Views: 3,948,527
Posted By helotaxi
Never anything but regular in mine. Pipes are...

Never anything but regular in mine. Pipes are still a lovely amber color.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-25-2013, 07:05 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 10,519
Posted By helotaxi
I ride like a giant pussy off-road. There. I...

I ride like a giant pussy off-road. There. I said it. I could push my limits, but why? I have my dirt capable bikes to be able to go places I shouldn't be taking my truck (and I found many of...
Forum: Beasts 11-24-2013, 11:51 PM
Replies: 821
Views: 157,906
Posted By helotaxi
Mine sits right over the center of the bars right...

Mine sits right over the center of the bars right now but I used to have it between the clocks and the screen. Moved it because I didn't trust the stock cast aluminum nose bracket not to break from...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-24-2013, 06:59 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,261
Posted By helotaxi
And there's a practical limit to how much you can...

And there's a practical limit to how much you can reduce wind effects by going faster since the speed required is proportional to the wind velocity.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-23-2013, 09:43 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,276
Posted By helotaxi
Went by the local dealer that had the '06 Sprint...

Went by the local dealer that had the '06 Sprint to find out that they sold it earlier this week. So time to do some more searching to find another for a good price.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-23-2013, 09:41 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,261
Posted By helotaxi
The problem you had with the KTM and the gusty...

The problem you had with the KTM and the gusty winds relative to speed is a rider reaction time problem not your bike defying physics. The big KTM is not good in the wind and as you said, one look...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-23-2013, 06:10 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,261
Posted By helotaxi
The ratio of frontal area presented to the...

The ratio of frontal area presented to the relative wind to mass and the aerodynamic form factor presented to the relative wind are factors that are really going to matter. The rider has an effect,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-23-2013, 05:19 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,276
Posted By helotaxi
Currently: '03 Low Rider '11 Tiger 800XC ...

Currently:
'03 Low Rider
'11 Tiger 800XC
'12 KTM 500EXC

Former:
'06 Triumph Speed Four (sold to buy the Tiger)
'06 Street Glide (sold to buy the KTM)

Near Future:
Forum: Beasts 11-21-2013, 10:46 PM
Replies: 4,391
Views: 593,248
Posted By helotaxi
Most states say something to the effect of "as...

Most states say something to the effect of "as far apart as practical" for motorcycle turn signals. I'd worry more about bright and distinct than distance between.
Forum: Beasts 11-11-2013, 10:21 PM
Replies: 4,391
Views: 593,248
Posted By helotaxi
Yeah, I found the basic mount, but the one in the...

Yeah, I found the basic mount, but the one in the picture in this thread is slightly different. There in a cover around the muzzle on the APD bike but not on the BMW mount I've found for sale.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-11-2013, 09:27 AM
Replies: 35,127
Views: 8,767,505
Posted By helotaxi
Valid. But since when was this thread completely...

Valid. But since when was this thread completely on topic?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-11-2013, 09:23 AM
Replies: 35,127
Views: 8,767,505
Posted By helotaxi
And I know of a motorcyclist killed by a...

And I know of a motorcyclist killed by a pedestrian (drunk and wearing all black at night) that stepped in front of him on an on-ramp. A bicyclist is no less dangerous than a pedestrian to someone...
Forum: Beasts 11-11-2013, 06:03 AM
Replies: 821
Views: 157,906
Posted By helotaxi
The hardware mod for the winglets was done a long...

The hardware mod for the winglets was done a long time ago. I think I've had my setup for nearly years now and it has the captured nuts and thumbscrews there. I have the original metal winglets and...
Forum: Beasts 11-11-2013, 05:47 AM
Replies: 4,391
Views: 593,248
Posted By helotaxi
OK, specialized training, specialized unit and in...

OK, specialized training, specialized unit and in this case that specialization is traffic enforcement. Yes, they will respond if they're nearby. "Respond" is not the same as "resolve". First...
Forum: Beasts 11-10-2013, 07:38 AM
Replies: 4,391
Views: 593,248
Posted By helotaxi
Why do I want the mount? So I carry an AR on the...

Why do I want the mount? So I carry an AR on the bike, duh. Lot more places I can get on a bike compared to the truck for coyote hunting.
Forum: Beasts 11-10-2013, 07:36 AM
Replies: 821
Views: 157,906
Posted By helotaxi
I have one of original designs and there is room....

I have one of original designs and there is room. I had a Montana mounted on a RAM setup above the cluster for a good while but moved it because it rattled around too much off road for my liking.
...
Forum: Beasts 11-10-2013, 07:11 AM
Replies: 4,391
Views: 593,248
Posted By helotaxi
Tiger XC accessories / farkles thread

Actually "TRAFFIC" is stenciled down their panniers so they are primarily traffic enforcement, not beat cops or cops "that chose" to be on motorcycles.

And they're cops, not soldiers, though too...
Forum: Beasts 11-10-2013, 04:43 AM
Replies: 4,391
Views: 593,248
Posted By helotaxi
I understand the point of an AR in general, but...

I understand the point of an AR in general, but why does every *traffic enforcement*, you know the guys that write tickets for speeding in a school zone or doing a rolling stop through a stop sign,...
Forum: Beasts 11-09-2013, 12:10 PM
Replies: 4,391
Views: 593,248
Posted By helotaxi
Why does traffic enforcement need an AR? That...

Why does traffic enforcement need an AR? That said, I'd like one of those mounts, myself.
Forum: Beasts 11-07-2013, 07:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,220
Posted By helotaxi
I don't mind the look...but the changes are only...

I don't mind the look...but the changes are only skin deep and that isn't worth paying extra for. Now if the fork and shock had a nice gold finish and the brakes had a lovely red "b" on them, that...
Forum: Beasts 10-29-2013, 09:52 AM
Replies: 21,693
Views: 3,948,527
Posted By helotaxi
Might be worth draining the gas tank or at least...

Might be worth draining the gas tank or at least adding some kind of water removal agent to the gas.
Forum: Beasts 10-24-2013, 08:12 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,844
Posted By helotaxi
Sure like mine and stout they certainly are. Good...

Sure like mine and stout they certainly are. Good protection for the pillion peg mounts too.
Forum: Beasts 10-17-2013, 10:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,379
Posted By helotaxi
Keep in mind as well that if you have the grips...

Keep in mind as well that if you have the grips and lights added at delivery, they are covered by the warranty and can be rolled into the total cost of the bike for finanacing.

$230/60=3.84 /mo...
Forum: Beasts 10-08-2013, 07:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,141
Posted By helotaxi
Rocks get between the belt and pulleys and chew...

Rocks get between the belt and pulleys and chew both of them up.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-08-2013, 07:49 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,986
Posted By helotaxi
Mine never had problems in Vegas.

Mine never had problems in Vegas.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-08-2013, 07:47 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,986
Posted By helotaxi
Would have had to get new springs for the fork as...

Would have had to get new springs for the fork as well. In the long run I wanted a bigger motor, just because, a six speed and some of the newer features that come standard on the newer touring...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-08-2013, 11:29 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,986
Posted By helotaxi
Loved my Street Glide but it had to go. ...

Loved my Street Glide but it had to go.

Pros:
Really comfortable on longer hauls
Plenty of motor (and mine was an '06 with the lowly 88ci)
Good wind protection (scrapped the OEM spoiler for...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-08-2013, 11:05 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,383
Posted By helotaxi
The good news is that if he pulls the trigger,...

The good news is that if he pulls the trigger, you should be able to pick up a very lightly used 950 in a couple of months for cheap, only dropped once.

If he's that timid on pavement, he's not...
Forum: Beasts 10-08-2013, 10:57 AM
Replies: 3,040
Views: 589,954
Posted By helotaxi
I got a healthy respect for what the plate...

I got a healthy respect for what the plate attaches to. Beefier isn't always better when instead of giving it transfers all the force of an impact directly to the motor case. I think that if...
Forum: Beasts 10-07-2013, 03:56 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,844
Posted By helotaxi
The Wolfman has a crossover bar, but it's up and...

The Wolfman has a crossover bar, but it's up and out of the way. The HT sticks down and out into the shin region, thus the moniker I gave it. The Wolfman also adds a good bit of strength and...
Forum: Beasts 10-07-2013, 11:46 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,844
Posted By helotaxi
Do the Happy Trails still have the "shin banger"...

Do the Happy Trails still have the "shin banger" bar out back?

The asymmetry of the Wolfman racks allow for a Rotopax to be mounted under the left-hand soft bag and the bags then stick out the...
Forum: Beasts 10-07-2013, 11:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,141
Posted By helotaxi
Looks like a Harley Sportster got a little too...

Looks like a Harley Sportster got a little too friendly with a Triumph Bonneville.
Forum: Thumpers 09-25-2013, 06:47 AM
Replies: 7,674
Views: 1,588,077
Posted By helotaxi
I would, but I think mine is off as well but in...

I would, but I think mine is off as well but in the other direction since it has seemed to have worn a small groove in the engine case...which is odd since I don't recall as having ever dropped it on...
Forum: Beasts 09-17-2013, 11:59 AM
Replies: 21,693
Views: 3,948,527
Posted By helotaxi
"Home" is New Mexico. The bike spent two days in...

"Home" is New Mexico. The bike spent two days in the back of the truck cooling off. I didn't notice any abnormal noises ( only some shifting issues riding back to where I was staying from the track)...
Forum: Beasts 09-17-2013, 08:37 AM
Replies: 21,693
Views: 3,948,527
Posted By helotaxi
I was unaware. Good to know. Thanks.

I was unaware. Good to know. Thanks.
Forum: Beasts 09-17-2013, 04:02 AM
Replies: 21,693
Views: 3,948,527
Posted By helotaxi
You're right that would be a "no", but I could...

You're right that would be a "no", but I could tell you that the oil that went into the bike had no problems, full viscosity and additives and got me back riding with full peace of mind in about an...
Forum: Beasts 09-16-2013, 07:27 PM
Replies: 21,693
Views: 3,948,527
Posted By helotaxi
The flash point of the oil isn't a problem. It...

The flash point of the oil isn't a problem. It didn't catch fire. It did look significantly worse than the previous change. It had 1500 miles on it compared to the 5k on the previous oil. It also...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-16-2013, 03:26 PM
Replies: 35,127
Views: 8,767,505
Posted By helotaxi
Well aware. Lived in the Springs for some time. ...

Well aware. Lived in the Springs for some time. What's that got to do with riding a public street with 2-way traffic in the wrong lane?
Forum: Beasts 09-16-2013, 03:15 PM
Replies: 21,693
Views: 3,948,527
Posted By helotaxi
I'm just glad we had seats in the shade. We were...

I'm just glad we had seats in the shade. We were flat miserable by the time we got in the infield. At least parking was close, free and set up for motorcycles.
Forum: Beasts 09-16-2013, 02:08 PM
Replies: 21,693
Views: 3,948,527
Posted By helotaxi
Only issue I had was getting stuck for 3 hours in...

Only issue I had was getting stuck for 3 hours in mostly stop, little go, traffic around the Indy Motor Speedway going to the 500. Temps were in the 90s and the bike was flat out pissed about it. ...
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