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Forum: Road warriors 08-26-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 3,649
Views: 396,113
Posted By blk-betty
Thanks Hugh! Any consideration for replacing...

Thanks Hugh!

Any consideration for replacing the Uly for an EBR?

I saw an 1190RX at a gas station outside of Telluride CO in late June. Looked like it would be one heck of a ride.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-24-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,553
Posted By blk-betty
Ride the a Dragon, it really is just a road,...

Ride the a Dragon, it really is just a road, nothing to be afraid of as long as you keep it within the posted speed limit.

Wish I could get up there but working the holiday weekend.
Forum: Thumpers 08-23-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 2,051
Views: 273,417
Posted By blk-betty
Vep owner is Bo Bobbitt. I did not not who his...

Vep owner is Bo Bobbitt. I did not not who his son was and he didn't say other than to show some framed pics in his office of his son when he was 7-9 years log riding the peaks in southwest...
Forum: Thumpers 08-23-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 2,051
Views: 273,417
Posted By blk-betty
South Atlanta? Where are you looking to buy? ...

South Atlanta? Where are you looking to buy?

I got my '14 from Cycle Specialty near Jonesboro in June this year and paid MSRP + a couple hundred for freight and setup, no sales tax since I'm in...
Forum: Road warriors 08-23-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 3,649
Views: 396,113
Posted By blk-betty
I thought I read EBR was planning a semi sport...

I thought I read EBR was planning a semi sport Touring version of the 1190 with faring and bags? May not be the same upright riding position as Motus but would a reasonable option while cross...
Forum: Road warriors 08-22-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 3,649
Views: 396,113
Posted By blk-betty
Must be one quick DR. Having owned a '09...

Must be one quick DR.

Having owned a '09 DR with crab/intake/muffler mods as well as several HDs (two 1200 Sportsters, a few Softails, a Dyna and two baggers), I can't say the DR would have...
Forum: Thumpers 08-16-2014, 05:40 AM
Replies: 2,051
Views: 273,417
Posted By blk-betty
Thanks for the feedback...was just about to pull...

Thanks for the feedback...was just about to pull the trigger on the Fasstco last night when ordering oil filters but read a review that said they made no difference on a guys KLR.

Used the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 2,051
Views: 273,417
Posted By blk-betty
Handlebar / Mirror Vibration

Any ideas on how to reduce the handlebar vibration so my mirrors are useful.

Anything above 4K RPM and the mirrors are almost completely useless.
Forum: Road warriors 08-15-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 3,649
Views: 396,113
Posted By blk-betty
I think this speaks volumes about the potential...

I think this speaks volumes about the potential success or failure of Motus.

This site encompases a large fold of bike riders with vast experiences and prefereces and yet no one (at least...
Forum: Thumpers 08-13-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 2,051
Views: 273,417
Posted By blk-betty
Finding First

Problem solved.

Dealer installed the KTM aluminum skid plate and the shift lever was at a perfectly neutral position. I falsely assumed there was plenty of clearance between the skip plate and...
Forum: Thumpers 08-13-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 2,051
Views: 273,417
Posted By blk-betty
The problem I'm having is getting it into first...

The problem I'm having is getting it into first gear from neutral. Im not nealy as tall at only 5'7" but pushing the lever down to slip into first gear shouldn't have much issue relating to my height...
Forum: Thumpers 08-13-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 2,051
Views: 273,417
Posted By blk-betty
Yes neutral light comes on when in neutral. ...

Yes neutral light comes on when in neutral.

Yes, firmly shifting down form neutral to first, starting to lighly stomp on the lever and it feels like it engages but yet still in neutral, after the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-13-2014, 05:50 AM
Replies: 2,051
Views: 273,417
Posted By blk-betty
Yep. I've hit the 5ht to 6th neutral a few times...

Yep. I've hit the 5ht to 6th neutral a few times as well.
Forum: Thumpers 08-12-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 2,051
Views: 273,417
Posted By blk-betty
Shifiting into first gear

Anyone have issues with hitting first gear? Seems I have to tap the gearshift 2-3 times while in neutral if at a complete stop to get it into first. It clearly sounds and feels like it slips into...
Forum: Road warriors 08-11-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 4,587
Views: 830,098
Posted By blk-betty
Wow. Sorry to hear about your incident and glad...

Wow. Sorry to hear about your incident and glad you're on the road to recovery.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-08-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 4,191
Views: 382,658
Posted By blk-betty
They say the same about dirt bikes, ADV bikes,...

They say the same about dirt bikes, ADV bikes, and sport touring bikes. I see it posted here all the time...if only HD would make this or that " I'd buy it".

Like you, I ask why? I own a HD,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-08-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 22,284
Posted By blk-betty
His bias is easily inferred from previous posts...

His bias is easily inferred from previous posts in this and other threads.

I believe had the rider and his family been on any other bike than a HD he wouldn't be calling him asshole.
Forum: Thumpers 08-07-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,367
Posted By blk-betty
I was fortunate in that the XR and DR were both...

I was fortunate in that the XR and DR were both paid for so I was able to sell both and buy the '14 new without any money out of my pocket....so I'm not as concerned about thrashing a $10k in the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-07-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 22,284
Posted By blk-betty
In that case, I'd of shakin my head and mutterd...

In that case, I'd of shakin my head and mutterd "assholes" to myself.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-06-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 22,284
Posted By blk-betty
. What were the other parking options, was...

.

What were the other parking options, was there space for he and his buddy to park their bikes elsewhere without crowding you and your wife?

Sometimes I or a couple riding friends will...
Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,367
Posted By blk-betty
Grew up riding dirt bikes but nothing too...

Grew up riding dirt bikes but nothing too technical being here on the southeast coast in the lowcountry. Riding street bikes consistently for 15 years and got into DS bikes 2 years ago.

Picked...
Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,130
Posted By blk-betty
I thought that was one of the reasons for going...

I thought that was one of the reasons for going with an aftermarket exhaust?
Forum: Thumpers 08-04-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 2,051
Views: 273,417
Posted By blk-betty
Decided to just remove the Dongle. When I pulled...

Decided to just remove the Dongle. When I pulled the seat and took the Dongle off the plastic support I discoved that it wasn't even plugged in....so the dealer "installed" but failed to "connect" it...
Forum: Thumpers 08-02-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 2,051
Views: 273,417
Posted By blk-betty
ABS Dongle Confusion

The description from KTMTwins refers to it as a Bad Fuel/ABS dongle. I thought I had it set so front wheel abs was on and back off. Initially had the ECM set at level 3 but today switched to level...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-30-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,506
Posted By blk-betty
All relative to what you've ridden before. Rode...

All relative to what you've ridden before. Rode it this June and it was my first attempt at off-pavement with steep climbs/decends and large rocks. There were only a couple of sections that caused a...
Forum: Road warriors 07-24-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,894
Posted By blk-betty
Guess it depends on the jurisdiction and density...

Guess it depends on the jurisdiction and density of traffic. In my area the bike riding cops are primarily on multilane roads or inner cities with heavy traffic and speed limits of 45 mph and below....
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 739
Posted By blk-betty
Faulty filter, unrelated to any engine issue?

Faulty filter, unrelated to any engine issue?
Forum: Road warriors 07-24-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,894
Posted By blk-betty
This. Was at a police bike "rodeo"...

This.

Was at a police bike "rodeo" competition a few months ago, guys from all over the east coast. HD made up 90% of the bikes. The 4 BMW riders, although great riders, couldn't hold a candle...
Forum: Road warriors 07-23-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 11,731
Posted By blk-betty
Seriously dude? MSRP is listed for each bike...

Seriously dude?

MSRP is listed for each bike on HDs website and has been for years. Why would anyone need to ask the dealer for MSRP?

Sure some dealers don't list a price and some add fees...
Forum: Road warriors 07-23-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 11,731
Posted By blk-betty
It is interesting isn't it. Why do guys...

It is interesting isn't it.

Why do guys with no intererst in or experience with HDs so often post in HD threads?

Just for kicks I've been thinking about picking random BMW threads and posting...
Forum: Road warriors 07-21-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 969
Posted By blk-betty
Will cost a little more but a much better option...

Will cost a little more but a much better option is an aftermarket set of head pipes. I went with Fuel-Moto and am very happy with them. Plus they can provide you with a custom map based on your...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-21-2014, 04:22 AM
Replies: 4,191
Views: 382,658
Posted By blk-betty
Well that certainly didn't take long. Did...

Well that certainly didn't take long.

Did you even read what I posted. I too ride adventure bikes, just replaced a DR 650 with a KTM 690. Spent 2 weeks riding off-road in Utah and Colorado last...
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,129
Posted By blk-betty
Just sold my DR650 and bought a '14 690. ...

Just sold my DR650 and bought a '14 690.

Only have 150 miles on it but it feels so much lighter than the DR. I think actual weight difference is about 40 lbs but the 690 carries the weight much...
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 1,004
Views: 268,648
Posted By blk-betty
Thanks. Looks nice, something to think about.

Thanks. Looks nice, something to think about.
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 2,051
Views: 273,417
Posted By blk-betty
Glad to hear that since I feel the same way. ...

Glad to hear that since I feel the same way.

Dealer recommended first oil change at 100 miles then again at 600 miles. Probably overkill but I changed the oil and filters today at 152 miles. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-20-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 4,191
Views: 382,658
Posted By blk-betty
How about we as a group here on ADV stop making...

How about we as a group here on ADV stop making insults about those who ride certain brands/styles of bikes. Yes there are a lot of HD riders that are assholes, just as there are jerks riding...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-19-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 4,191
Views: 382,658
Posted By blk-betty
May look stupid to you and though I'll agree not...

May look stupid to you and though I'll agree not a very intelligent choice, but riding sans gear is quite liberating.

Maybe those guys actually were "just relaxing" while riding those big heavy...
Forum: Thumpers 07-19-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,262
Posted By blk-betty
FWIW.....my first tank of gas. Filled bike up...

FWIW.....my first tank of gas. Filled bike up with 7 miles on the odometer. Rode a mix of highway and dirt, kept it below 6k rpm but got up to 75-80 mph on the highway for about 10 miles. Most of...
Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 1,004
Views: 268,648
Posted By blk-betty
I really like that look. I did the same with the...

I really like that look. I did the same with the silver colored heat shields on the HD XR1200 I sold to buy the 690. The newer XRs came with blacked out exhaust so I had a good idea what it would...
Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 2,051
Views: 273,417
Posted By blk-betty
Thanks for the suggestions and confirmation that...

Thanks for the suggestions and confirmation that I'm not missing any parts.

I also ditched the aluminum piece with the reflectors and a bought a piece of high impact resistant Lexan from Lowes...
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