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Forum: Thumpers 11-24-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 354
Posted By blk-betty
Sorry I don't have any answer to your question. ...

Sorry I don't have any answer to your question. I changed my oil and filters at 100 miles then again at 600. Both scrrens and filters looked about the same on my changes.

Hopefully someone...
Forum: Thumpers 11-21-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 15,898
Posted By blk-betty
That's exactly what I did, bought new from a...

That's exactly what I did, bought new from a dealer 30 minutes away from the one that was advertising...only problem is both were 5 hours from me but they are both the closest full-service KTM...
Forum: Thumpers 11-21-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 15,898
Posted By blk-betty
When I was looking in May this year, Cycle Trader...

When I was looking in May this year, Cycle Trader listed several new ones for sale. When I called one dealership that had 3 listings they didn't have any 690s in stock and couldn't tell me when they...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-15-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,028
Posted By blk-betty
Seems the question was asked before with similar...

Seems the question was asked before with similar comments.


http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=823731

Seriously, heed the advice given.
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 4,283
Views: 1,419,289
Posted By blk-betty
Timely Post. Thanks Lee and to all our...

Timely Post.

Thanks Lee and to all our Veterans today and everyday.
Forum: Thumpers 11-10-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 2,330
Views: 342,622
Posted By blk-betty
Well that has been my only real compalint as well...

Well that has been my only real compalint as well after swapping seats. I guess it's a matter or perspective. My only other experience with a big thumber was a DR650. The handlebar vibes on the...
Forum: Thumpers 11-05-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 4,283
Views: 1,419,289
Posted By blk-betty
Happy Birthday Lee! I have ridden with Lee...

Happy Birthday Lee!

I have ridden with Lee a few times and he took me up for a spin in that there rocket....what a blast!

Believe me and the fellow "Lowcountry" riders, he can do a hell of...
Forum: Road warriors 11-04-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 24,138
Posted By blk-betty
Still works, seriously? Sex sells, always...

Still works, seriously?

Sex sells, always has and probably always will.
Forum: Road warriors 11-03-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 24,138
Posted By blk-betty
Yet many here claim the younger generation has no...

Yet many here claim the younger generation has no interest in a low tech, low performance bike, especially someone with more than basic knowledge in motor sports.

They are a company that sells...
Forum: Road warriors 11-03-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,520
Posted By blk-betty
Good to hear...that looks like one hell of a fun...

Good to hear...that looks like one hell of a fun bike. Enjoy!
Forum: Thumpers 11-03-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 19,451
Views: 2,216,481
Posted By blk-betty
Thanks That's what I thought. Had them on...

Thanks

That's what I thought. Had them on a DR650 and wanted to do the same on my 690 but afaik they aren't made anymore.
Forum: Road warriors 11-03-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,520
Posted By blk-betty
So did you buy it from that STUPID guy at the...

So did you buy it from that STUPID guy at the Harley dealarship?
Forum: Road warriors 11-03-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 24,138
Posted By blk-betty
A couple of ancedotes.... 1. The one and...

A couple of ancedotes....

1. The one and only Indian dealership in town is called "American Biker". They have sold new Victory and Polaris bikes and quads for several years and sell lots of used...
Forum: Thumpers 11-03-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 19,451
Views: 2,216,481
Posted By blk-betty
What side racks are those?

What side racks are those?
Forum: Americas 10-24-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,078
Posted By blk-betty
Bumping an old thread....looking to possibly go...

Bumping an old thread....looking to possibly go to Costa Rica sometime this winter and wondering if anyone has recommendations on a good bike rental company.

We will have a place to stay about an...
Forum: Road warriors 10-23-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 392
Posted By blk-betty
Should be plug and play.

Should be plug and play.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-22-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 336
Views: 13,978
Posted By blk-betty
Absolutely! And like you I rarely get into "AW...

Absolutely! And like you I rarely get into "AW SHIT!" situations and can't remember the last time I had any anxiety while riding on the street.

Off-road, yes a couple "AW SHIT" moments recently...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-21-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 13,978
Posted By blk-betty
I believe that the vast majority of auto...

I believe that the vast majority of auto accidents are are result of lapse in attention. Do you believe that advanced training will reduce those attention deficits?

I'm not sure it would. I'd...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-21-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 13,978
Posted By blk-betty
What are the benefits of advanced training? I'm...

What are the benefits of advanced training? I'm not trying to be obtuse or augmentative just looking for honest answers that would justify the cost and time.

I see the 2 main reasons for...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-21-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 336
Views: 13,978
Posted By blk-betty
Well that is sort of my point. My "aggressive...

Well that is sort of my point. My "aggressive riding" which provides me an adrenline rush would likley be considered "dialed back" to most if not all regular track riders. If I did track days and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-21-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 336
Views: 13,978
Posted By blk-betty
It is interesting, especially when considering...

It is interesting, especially when considering how we are all different. There was as post started a few days ago where a guy with 1800 miles on his bike rode on the interstate for the first time and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-21-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 336
Views: 13,978
Posted By blk-betty
Why don't I take it? Currently my limiting...

Why don't I take it?

Currently my limiting factor is my skill level.

I ride pretty aggressively, if my skill level was higher I know for a fact I would ride even faster and more...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-20-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,250
Posted By blk-betty
My interpretation is if using the clutch it is...

My interpretation is if using the clutch it is not a "power wheelie". It can be done with the clutch but the technique is not exactly the same and when I use the clutch I'm not standing.

Others...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-20-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,250
Posted By blk-betty
Stand on the pegs, compress your weight down...

Stand on the pegs, compress your weight down while standing up then wrap throttle to wide open when the suspension compresses, no clutch needed.
Forum: Road warriors 10-10-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,390
Posted By blk-betty
Are you serious?

Are you serious?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-07-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,247
Posted By blk-betty
Thanks and good to know the powers to be are...

Thanks and good to know the powers to be are actively promoting the concept of lane sharing.

Wish it was an option here but I fear the majority of auto drivers would intentionally block if it...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-07-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,247
Posted By blk-betty
Curious as I don't live where lane splitting is...

Curious as I don't live where lane splitting is legal.

What are the "legal" obligations of drivers of cars, vans, trucks, semi, when they are about to be overtaken by a lane splitting bike?
...
Forum: Thumpers 10-05-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 2,330
Views: 342,622
Posted By blk-betty
Thanks for the info about bestdualsportbikes. I...

Thanks for the info about bestdualsportbikes. I came across their website and wondered how they compared to the Vibranators.

Think I might give them a try unless I see someone else post up a...
Forum: Thumpers 10-03-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 2,330
Views: 342,622
Posted By blk-betty
Thanks for the clarification and confirming what...

Thanks for the clarification and confirming what surferbum stated.

It's not so much the hand/wrist/arm vibration that I'm trying to eliminate but instead trying to get the mirrors to be somewhat...
Forum: Thumpers 10-03-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 2,330
Views: 342,622
Posted By blk-betty
So the Flexxbars, in your opinion, do not reduce...

So the Flexxbars, in your opinion, do not reduce vibrations?

I really don't want to swap the handlbars, stock unit is fine, just looking at options to reduce the vibrations transmitted to the...
Forum: Thumpers 10-03-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 2,330
Views: 342,622
Posted By blk-betty
Tell me more, where does one get those clamps and...

Tell me more, where does one get those clamps and a Nacken steer, what is that? Brand of handlebar or steering stabilizer?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-03-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,639
Posted By blk-betty
I love riding my bikes, but Nfw am I'm sitting on...

I love riding my bikes, but Nfw am I'm sitting on a bike for hours in traffic to go only 20 miles when I have a car as an alternative.

If 15% gave up their cars for bikes what do you reasonbly...
Forum: Thumpers 09-27-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 2,330
Views: 342,622
Posted By blk-betty
Any suggestions for reducing the handlebar vibes?...

Any suggestions for reducing the handlebar vibes?

I don't really mind the vibration all that much except for the fact that the mirrors blur above 3K rpm and become utterly useless at anything...
Forum: Road warriors 09-27-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 24,138
Posted By blk-betty
I use my mirrors at stops just as you describe...

I use my mirrors at stops just as you describe and while I can't comment on the Evaluations you quoted, I can say from personal experience that vibration of the mirrors at idle on the HDs I've owned...
Forum: Road warriors 09-26-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 24,138
Posted By blk-betty
If that's your benchmark you really haven't...

If that's your benchmark you really haven't ridden a modern Harley.

I've owned in order a 2000 1200 XLS Sportster Sport, (rode a 1999 XL 883 Hugger) 2002 Softail Standrad, 2002 Dyna Lowrider (...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-18-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 8,230
Posted By blk-betty
And there you go. Are the guys with things...

And there you go.

Are the guys with things posers or are they a true badass?

I ride a HD and think these things are silly but if a guy has the balls to actually strike a car he is a lot tougher...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-11-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 524
Views: 33,841
Posted By blk-betty
Ha, don't own either of those bikes. My current...

Ha, don't own either of those bikes. My current big HD is a '12 Road Glide that I've had for 2+years, traded the Street Glide in December '11 and got the Road Glide.

Sold the XR1200 and the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-11-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 524
Views: 33,841
Posted By blk-betty
Well Im out then.....gonna watch Georgia beat up...

Well Im out then.....gonna watch Georgia beat up on the Gamecocks (or at least hope they will after beating my Tigers) Sat afternoon.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-10-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 524
Views: 33,841
Posted By blk-betty
Might be up for tagging along

Might be up for tagging along
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-09-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,952
Posted By blk-betty
What percent of the time are you actually...

What percent of the time are you actually stainding?

Some guys stand more than others, I rarely stand and ride the same stuff and same line as a couple friends who stand a lot more. I think it...
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