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Forum: Thumpers 12-11-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 102,279
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Posted By kbuckey
This is a little embarrassing but my bike has...

This is a little embarrassing but my bike has over 75,000 miles on it and I've replaced the cush hub bearing three times, the rear wheel bearings twice, the steering head bearings once. And no other...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-11-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 9,922
Views: 2,036,929
Posted By kbuckey
I used to point out that actually I got colder...

I used to point out that actually I got colder when I didn't ride since I was nice and toasty on the bike with the heated jacket liner and grips or gloves, depending on the bike and I got to ride...
Forum: Thumpers 12-10-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 102,279
Views: 20,015,147
Posted By kbuckey
C'mon man, one's got an E on the end!:D

C'mon man, one's got an E on the end!:D
Forum: Road warriors 12-05-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 4,226
Views: 691,309
Posted By kbuckey
You know, I went into Coyote Motorsports here in...

You know, I went into Coyote Motorsports here in Denver with my ZX6R and said I wanted to trade for an FJR (This was Jan 2013 and I was looking at either an FJR, RT Moto Guzzi Norge or an F800).
...
Forum: Face plant 12-03-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,110
Posted By kbuckey
Did she speak to you during supper?

Did she speak to you during supper?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-03-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 1,697
Views: 224,516
Posted By kbuckey
Cow elk are big, bull elk are VERY big but moose...

Cow elk are big, bull elk are VERY big but moose are HUGE. Came around a corner south of Walden, CO and a big ol' cow moose was in the middle of the road. I swear I could have just ridden under her...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-30-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,759
Posted By kbuckey
They put a bunch of those signs up here in...

They put a bunch of those signs up here in Colorado in the canyon between Morrison and Evergreen days after there were two motorcycle crashes in the span of a couple of hours. The road is tight and...
Forum: Thumpers 11-10-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 102,279
Views: 20,015,147
Posted By kbuckey
Up here it only got to 55. Went to the store it...

Up here it only got to 55. Went to the store it was 51. Came back less than an hour later it was 29. Now it's 23 with about a quarter inch of snow on the ground and snowing moderately hard.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-03-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 9,922
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Posted By kbuckey
+1 After 25 years in the Army I found that the...

+1 After 25 years in the Army I found that the number of commanders who wanted to give Article 15s, much less court martials, to be exceedingly small. And I had quite a large sample to view since I...
Forum: Vendors 11-01-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 879
Views: 87,536
Posted By kbuckey
I'd sure love those maps for planning purposes. ...

I'd sure love those maps for planning purposes. Us old fogeys just can't seem to totally integrate into this GPS stuff!
Forum: Thumpers 10-31-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 102,279
Views: 20,015,147
Posted By kbuckey
+1

+1
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2014, 09:48 AM
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Posted By kbuckey
It's interesting, when I bought my DR (that would...

It's interesting, when I bought my DR (that would be July 18, 1997) I just wanted something to do some dirt roads - which is something I had never done. No thought of farkeling. Just wanted...
Forum: Road warriors 10-24-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,329
Posted By kbuckey
I love my Duke, but I'm not sure I would want it...

I love my Duke, but I'm not sure I would want it as my only bike. It is, shall we say, intense.

As to traveling on the slab - I try really hard not to even on long trips. Yeah, KS is really...
Forum: Thumpers 10-13-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 102,279
Views: 20,015,147
Posted By kbuckey
Took a little ride this afternoon. Up CO 119 to...

Took a little ride this afternoon. Up CO 119 to Smith Hill Rd (a dirt road) and over to Golden Gate Canyon - and there was snow on Smith Hill Rd. We're only talking 8,000 or so feet here. :cry ...
Forum: Thumpers 10-09-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 102,279
Views: 20,015,147
Posted By kbuckey
I gotta say that I didn't particularly like the...

I gotta say that I didn't particularly like the TWs on the pavement - or dirt. I guess they are better than the Tourances on the dirt and better than the 606s on pavement, but they just seem like...
Forum: Thumpers 10-09-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 102,279
Views: 20,015,147
Posted By kbuckey
A TW21. It was not totally shot when I took it...

A TW21. It was not totally shot when I took it off. As I recall it probably had another 1000 or so on it. It had started to cup a bit.
Forum: Thumpers 10-09-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 102,279
Views: 20,015,147
Posted By kbuckey
Interesting. My last few back tire...

Interesting.

My last few back tire mileages:

Metzeler Tourance (MT) 10519
MT 9773
MT 8997
Bridgestone TW 22 6178
MT 6892
Dunlop K570 2296
Forum: Vendors 09-29-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,717
Posted By kbuckey
Yeah, but I still want a snap on block off plate...

Yeah, but I still want a snap on block off plate for winter!
Forum: Thumpers 09-14-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 102,279
Views: 20,015,147
Posted By kbuckey
Well, having a swell time. Snow on Thursday,...

Well, having a swell time. Snow on Thursday, started out this morning at 35 degrees (f). Did a little dirt up in Montana - man that's big country! And the old girl went over 75,000 miles between...
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2014, 02:43 AM
Replies: 102,279
Views: 20,015,147
Posted By kbuckey
Ride? Shit, I wouldn't even walk on it.

Ride? Shit, I wouldn't even walk on it.
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2014, 02:42 AM
Replies: 102,279
Views: 20,015,147
Posted By kbuckey
I suppose that's possible, but they were in there...

I suppose that's possible, but they were in there for 15,000 miles. The rear wheel has been out a couple of times for tire changes. Wear on the disc appears to be even, as does wear on the two...
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 102,279
Views: 20,015,147
Posted By kbuckey
Yep both pins in place and torqued down. Pad,...

Yep both pins in place and torqued down. Pad, backing plate, insulator look as above. Rode it today and the brake worked normally and looked normal after I got it home.

Wonder why they...
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 39,954
Posted By kbuckey
I think it depends on the reflector. My GB500...

I think it depends on the reflector. My GB500 works beautifully with the Cyclops LED.
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 102,279
Views: 20,015,147
Posted By kbuckey
Ummm, this is embarrassing. :shog:shog I was...

Ummm, this is embarrassing. :shog:shog I was doing some final stuff to get ready to go to lovely downtown Ingomar, MT for a nice Thumper Café lunch this coming Saturday and I found a rear brake pad...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-10-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,664
Posted By kbuckey
Well, I didn't hit either of them, but it must be...

Well, I didn't hit either of them, but it must be the season for hammers dropping here in Colorado. Almost ran over a ball peen hammer and a 2 pound sledge hammer in the last week. How the hell do...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-09-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 9,922
Views: 2,036,929
Posted By kbuckey
+1 It's not very encouraging when you ask for...

+1 It's not very encouraging when you ask for something for your 1999 ZRX1100 and the counter guy says "That's a snowmobile, isn't it?" And then the part is not in stock but they can have it "......
Forum: Road warriors 09-06-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 4,226
Views: 691,309
Posted By kbuckey
ftfy

ftfy
Forum: Vendors 09-01-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 1,756
Views: 240,961
Posted By kbuckey
Just an up date on the H4 in my GB500. Finally...

Just an up date on the H4 in my GB500. Finally did a night ride up and down the canyon from Morrison to Evergreen - wow. Might be aimed a tiny bit high at the moment but gets very good coverage,...
Forum: Thumpers 08-24-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 102,279
Views: 20,015,147
Posted By kbuckey
One of the interesting little classes at RawHyde...

One of the interesting little classes at RawHyde was the "How to pick up your bike" class. Of the three methods (the back in, the back in with assist and the handle bar lift) I used the handle bar...
Forum: Thumpers 08-23-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 102,279
Views: 20,015,147
Posted By kbuckey
Just got back from the RawHyde, Colorado, Intro...

Just got back from the RawHyde, Colorado, Intro to Adventure and two day High Rocky Adventure. And it was great. Buuuut, after about 400 miles in the dirt, I think if I'm going to do any more...
Forum: Vendors 08-20-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,153
Posted By kbuckey
Welllll, got back yesterday from the entry level...

Welllll, got back yesterday from the entry level course in Park County, CO and the two day High Rocky Adventure. What a great time, and what an outstanding learning experience.

For this old...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-08-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 9,922
Views: 2,036,929
Posted By kbuckey
Today. Guy is looking at my FJR. "That a BMW?" ...

Today. Guy is looking at my FJR. "That a BMW?"

"Uh, no, it's a Yamaha FJR1300."

He looks some more. "Kinda like a cross between a crotch rocket and a touring bike, isn't it?"

...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-31-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 35,523
Views: 8,975,736
Posted By kbuckey
There is some measure by which this thread is...

There is some measure by which this thread is unsullied?
Forum: Thumpers 07-26-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 102,279
Views: 20,015,147
Posted By kbuckey
I have one (or two in the case of the FJR)...

I have one (or two in the case of the FJR) installed on each of my bikes, except the DR650, and really like them. The DR has a Dual Sport fairing with two LED headlights so it didn't need one.
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 11,710
Views: 2,515,143
Posted By kbuckey
Took a nice little ride last week. ...

Took a nice little ride last week.
http://kbuckey.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/kbuckey/i-Lpvfs6N/0/M/DSCN0027%5B1%5D-M.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 102,279
Views: 20,015,147
Posted By kbuckey
Yeah, mine rubs as well. Soooo, I did the real...

Yeah, mine rubs as well. Soooo, I did the real high tech thing. Put one of those adhesive backed sliders (that are supposed to go on the bottom of a chair to protect the floor) on the tank. Now it...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-22-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 35,523
Views: 8,975,736
Posted By kbuckey
Interesting. But back in PA it's "y'uns". As I...

Interesting. But back in PA it's "y'uns". As I vaguely recall that's for two or more. I admit that "y'all" has a much nicer ring to it. . .
Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 102,279
Views: 20,015,147
Posted By kbuckey
+1 I had over 50,000 miles on my Corbin...

+1

I had over 50,000 miles on my Corbin and liked it pretty well, but the Commuter is lighter AND more comfortable. Just got back (June 11th, actually) from a 3275 mile trip for a Thumper Café...
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 102,279
Views: 20,015,147
Posted By kbuckey
Mine's got 72640 miles at the moment, but that...

Mine's got 72640 miles at the moment, but that doesn't mean I know anything! I just ride the thing :D. And I'm not good at posting pictures like ER70S-2, either :cry.
Forum: Road warriors 07-15-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,343
Posted By kbuckey
I think my 2014 Duke would be a great commuter -...

I think my 2014 Duke would be a great commuter - thank God I don't have to do that anymore since I retired. And, yes, it might actually be illegal for a 65 year old to ride a Duke. . . Way too much...
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