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Forum: Hacks 02-16-2007, 02:27 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,919
Posted By mcoyote
So...one of you sods come buy Ural, dammit (see...

So...one of you sods come buy Ural, dammit (see flea market forum)!
Forum: Ride reports 12-03-2005, 03:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 909
Posted By mcoyote
Yeah, it's snowing, but I gotta check the valves

See, last week's valve adjustment didn't go exactly as planned. On a check ride to the video store I lost most of the Ural's meager power on the way back and the engine started sounding awful.
...
Forum: Beasts 10-18-2005, 09:30 AM
Replies: 1,501
Views: 330,215
Posted By mcoyote
I've had this dilema before. My K1200RS had the...

I've had this dilema before. My K1200RS had the BMW side cases, but the left one had a large cutout for the pipe. I found that I used them on trips and such but I was frequently not filling them up...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-18-2005, 09:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,732
Posted By mcoyote
5.5gal. Haven't run it dry yet, so I don't know...

5.5gal. Haven't run it dry yet, so I don't know how useable it is.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-18-2005, 09:23 AM
Replies: 2,607
Views: 3,326,329
Posted By mcoyote
Pike's Peak, CO: ...

Pike's Peak, CO:

http://mcoyote.smugmug.com/photos/23494057-M-1.jpg

...and somewhere between Alamogordo and Vaughn, NM:

http://mcoyote.smugmug.com/photos/37627101-L.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 09-24-2005, 08:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 690
Posted By mcoyote
To Alamogordo, NM and back

So on Tuesday I was pondering whether I should do maintenance before a big trip -- had to ride to Alamogordo, NM on Wed to work at Holloman AFB -- and, of course, I decided to change my oil and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-11-2005, 02:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,732
Posted By mcoyote
Well, downhill in a tailwind, yes. It will hit...

Well, downhill in a tailwind, yes. It will hit about 196mph reliably, regardless, but that doesn't look as good on the placard -- doesn't divide as evenly :D .
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-07-2005, 05:20 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,324
Posted By mcoyote
Ha. Get gear. Get the right gear. Ask...

Ha. Get gear.



Get the right gear. Ask around.



So? You get to ride.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-07-2005, 01:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,081
Posted By mcoyote
Ewwww...

Ewwww...
Forum: Beasts 09-06-2005, 10:38 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,538
Posted By mcoyote
(...How quaint, they named their currency after...

(...How quaint, they named their currency after ours...)
Forum: Beasts 09-06-2005, 10:37 AM
Replies: 1,501
Views: 330,215
Posted By mcoyote
Own many Japanese bikes? Tire change...

Own many Japanese bikes?

Tire change "appointments" are 3wks out here until October, OTOH if you don't mind dropping the bike off for a few days they can usually get around to it within a week....
Forum: Ride reports 09-06-2005, 10:34 AM
Replies: 809
Views: 183,055
Posted By mcoyote
Dorkage, Don't know where you are or are...

Dorkage,

Don't know where you are or are going -- maybe you don't either -- but we gots space and tools in CO (100% above sea level, yo).
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-06-2005, 09:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,732
Posted By mcoyote
The two questions I get asked every damn day now

You know me, the great time saver:

http://mcoyote.smugmug.com/photos/34951011-M.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-05-2005, 10:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,081
Posted By mcoyote
Getting "slobber-knocked" by a buzzard (ATTGAT, yo)

Hey, at least with a deer you have bike damage to show for it. This just isn't nice.
Forum: Beasts 08-31-2005, 09:04 AM
Replies: 283
Views: 69,829
Posted By mcoyote
Well, that's relative. I don't need my...

Well, that's relative.

I don't need my bikes vs. cars -- I do need transportation, and with my family and schedule I need to be able to transpose as many things as I enjoy as possible, and I need...
Forum: Beasts 08-30-2005, 08:40 AM
Replies: 283
Views: 69,829
Posted By mcoyote
KTM 950: Plastic/nylon saddle tanks -- very...

KTM 950: Plastic/nylon saddle tanks -- very susceptible to punctures.
R1xx0 GS: Jugs -- can scrape off valve covers.

...and both have minimal case protection from below. Both really need to be...
Forum: Beasts 08-29-2005, 12:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,957
Posted By mcoyote
If it's really a problem (and Buell seems to...

If it's really a problem (and Buell seems to think so) just get aux (outboard) lighting. It'll work better anyway -- creates more of a geometry in the resulting light pattern so you're more obvious...
Forum: Beasts 08-29-2005, 10:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,688
Posted By mcoyote
To survive a variety of conditions over that kind...

To survive a variety of conditions over that kind of distance, you could just start with your gear -- gerbing's or the like for hands/torso, plus a 'stich for general coverage and weather protection...
Forum: Beasts 08-29-2005, 10:40 AM
Replies: 283
Views: 69,829
Posted By mcoyote
To further that point, one of my first/best...

To further that point, one of my first/best investments for my KTM 950 was the factory crash bars to protect the saddle tanks. I used them, as have many 950 owners. Presumably, if folks are nervous...
Forum: Road warriors 08-29-2005, 09:46 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,252
Posted By mcoyote
Sorry...I was actually replying to the topic...

Sorry...I was actually replying to the topic starter. Perhaps I hit the wrong button.
Forum: Road warriors 08-29-2005, 09:14 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,252
Posted By mcoyote
Because one has B-M-W on the side and the other...

Because one has B-M-W on the side and the other one has S-U-Z-U-K-I on it, and "Suzuki" rhymes with "GSX-1000R" which rhymes with "Squid".
Forum: Road warriors 08-29-2005, 09:03 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,252
Posted By mcoyote
You don't know how to shop for insurance. I have...

You don't know how to shop for insurance. I have state farm and pay $350/yr (or thereabouts) for full coverage on a suzuki hayabusa (progressive wanted $2,800/yr), and I don't have a perfect record....
Forum: Beasts 08-29-2005, 09:01 AM
Replies: 1,501
Views: 330,215
Posted By mcoyote
(...Um...where would it go?...) ED: And I...

(...Um...where would it go?...)

ED: And I agree. A centerstand seems most useful if you have a chain to service or, as with my K1200RS, the side-stand has almost no lean and really isn't all that...
Forum: Beasts 08-28-2005, 04:58 PM
Replies: 1,501
Views: 330,215
Posted By mcoyote
Pike's Peak HD got one last week and it lasted...

Pike's Peak HD got one last week and it lasted about three days. Their one and only LL is not far behind -- the rest of their stock is gather dust, more or less.
Forum: Beasts 08-27-2005, 11:35 AM
Replies: 283
Views: 69,829
Posted By mcoyote
Yeah, 17" wheel, like the V-Strom? And the...

Yeah, 17" wheel, like the V-Strom? And the muffler -- well, it'll support the weight of the bike (jacking point), built as a bash plate to begin with, and protects the engine case -- much rather hit...
Forum: Beasts 08-27-2005, 11:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,957
Posted By mcoyote
Not conclusive -- the ZZR probably has greater...

Not conclusive -- the ZZR probably has greater minimum electrical needs because it's a four-banger and other details such as its additional lighting. Only way to know is to hook up what you plan on...
Forum: Beasts 07-25-2005, 04:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,938
Posted By mcoyote
You rebs still whining about that? Don't make us...

You rebs still whining about that? Don't make us come back down there...
Forum: Beasts 07-24-2005, 10:21 PM
Replies: 1,406
Views: 136,669
Posted By mcoyote
Take a look at these specs that seem to me to be...

Take a look at these specs that seem to me to be significant for the role of adventure/big traillie (not a DS bike). The "Carries" number comes from the advertised "wet" (fuelled, oiled, etc.)...
Forum: Beasts 07-23-2005, 09:18 PM
Replies: 1,406
Views: 136,669
Posted By mcoyote
I'm not saying it's perfect or anything, but it's...

I'm not saying it's perfect or anything, but it's kind of a built-in skid plate. They already armor them on the street bikes because they do take a beating, but at worst you dent your muffler -- the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-23-2005, 02:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 505
Posted By mcoyote
SABR vs. FFBR (different rides, different rules)

That would be "Slow-Assed Bike Rules" and "Fast-F'n-Bike Rules". To wit, both my Ural and 'Busa in third gear at 5k RPM will find themselves going 60mph at this MSL, but that's where the similarity...
Forum: Beasts 07-23-2005, 01:32 PM
Replies: 1,406
Views: 136,669
Posted By mcoyote
'Splain how it doesn't complete with an R12GS? ...

'Splain how it doesn't complete with an R12GS?

The Buell is narrower, same basic engine technology, approximately the same weight but better CoG (just sit on one), same stock, mostly-street...
Forum: Ride reports 07-18-2005, 02:00 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 13,547
Posted By mcoyote
Dibs.

Dibs.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-12-2005, 08:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 524
Posted By mcoyote
Not me, not today

Had to work today (Sunday), and believe it or not I like that. Think about it, wife is pitying you because you have to go to work, nobody's at the office expecting you at any particular time -- I...
Forum: Equipment 06-09-2005, 09:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 752
Posted By mcoyote
Get a 'Stich, yo. And that's ridiculous -- it...

Get a 'Stich, yo. And that's ridiculous -- it would be shredded instantly on pavement. If you're going to slide at all more on pavement in the wet, it won't matter what you wear and there will still...
Forum: Equipment 06-09-2005, 09:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 820
Posted By mcoyote
Look what the boss dragged in...

Arrived at work fashionably late today on the 'Busa and had one of the glitch in the Matrix moments -- thought maybe I had already gotten to work before me:
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-01-2005, 04:46 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,374
Posted By mcoyote
Have and not need vs. need and not have. Sure,...

Have and not need vs. need and not have. Sure, these guys don't take as many risks, and as long as their luck holds they'll be fine.

Lose your footing at a stoplight on some diesel and smack your...
Forum: Ride reports 06-01-2005, 09:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,975
Posted By mcoyote
Update today: Rode the Ural to work on the...

Update today:

Rode the Ural to work on the Interstate for the first time since its surgery. Much zippier -- 4th gear is all useful and stuff. At 4k RPM I can sustain 65mph level, 60mph on a...
Forum: Ride reports 06-01-2005, 09:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,975
Posted By mcoyote
As the gift shop, the highway, *and* the ranger...

As the gift shop, the highway, *and* the ranger force are all owned by Colorado Springs (the city), that does occur to one.
Forum: Ride reports 05-31-2005, 10:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,975
Posted By mcoyote
Yeaaaahhh...very manly. Swinging the hack...

Yeaaaahhh...very manly.

Swinging the hack around the left-hand switchback turns on the way up is lots of fun -- it slides just a bit and you can give it all the gas you want and dirt and crap...
Forum: Ride reports 05-31-2005, 10:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,975
Posted By mcoyote
Just below the timberline there is a gift shop...

Just below the timberline there is a gift shop and a ranger station where they point an IR thermometer at everybody's front disc on the way down. If your discs are anywhere above 200degF -- which is...
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