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Old 03-04-2013, 06:16 PM   #10351
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I be fuckin bored out of my gord on a 70's or 80's POS slow ass slug of a motorcycle. Modern technologically advanced bikes are 10 times the machines they were 20 years ago. Faster, lighter, smoother, quieter, more reliable, more features, more adjust-ability, better fuel mileage, more rider friendly, safer, just fuckin better everything.

And I know tons of geezers with smart phones and they're some copy/paste mother truckers and they love it. Technology rules. Always has. Always will.

Having said that I spent the evening with the cubscout troop and went to the blacksmith and made shit with hammers and fire. It was awesome. He had some OLD lathes and milling machines too. They were cool. Old, slow, rusty, LOW precision, neat old machines. I had ZERO desire to play with them but fun to look at. Just like old bikes.

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I heard through the grapevine that oPaulo is usually found in his garage, in the depths of night, working on the banana bike while wearing a hot pink speedo... does that make him a technician?
Quit lookin in my windows freak.
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Old 03-04-2013, 06:20 PM   #10352
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http://discoverindianaridingtrails.com/?p=348

Everybody check this out. Pretty awesome opportunity I think.
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Old 03-04-2013, 06:29 PM   #10353
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http://discoverindianaridingtrails.com/?p=348

Everybody check this out. Pretty awesome opportunity I think.
Sweet, I heard last week that this was coming. First I have officially seen it. I will do my best to make it to a couple of them!
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Old 03-04-2013, 07:33 PM   #10354
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Looking for some more snow & colder temps for a couple of weeks...

I did the nasty deed today and ripped both seats of the new KaTooMer and the FJR and drove them up to Dan Gunderman @ Quality Upholstery today in Ellettsville (sp?) and dropped them off so he could work his magic on 'em. He did the seat on my '01 FZ-1 a few years ago and did an amazing job for me! The FJR seat was at least tolerable, but after about the 600~650+ mile mark on a single day trip, I was startin' to scoot off sideways as my old butt was killing me. The new Austrian Punkin' Chucker II, on the other hand, was only good for about 75~100 miles before you're ready to lay the bike down and set the darn thing on fire just to get away from it. We did about 160+ miles yesterday and by the time I rolled back into Bedford, I swear it was about as comfy as sittin' on a 2x6 (the skinny side)...

Now that I'm forced into some "down-time" for a week or two, that'll force me into doing some much awaited upgrades on the new KaTooMer. I plan on installing the European (complete) on-road wiring harness/switches/signals, etc on it. Also have a new Electrosport 250W stator to throw at it, along with some modified lighting so that my old, tired eyeballs can maybe see something at night. Already absolutely love riding that hunk o' Austrian technology! Why didn't you guys talk me into getting one of these sooner? Lightweight, electric & kickstart, fairly low maintenance, plenty of low end torque to grunt through the slow stuff similar to the ol' HonDeere used to and enough ponies to rock the front end in the air in 5th gear @ 55~60MPH, grab 6th gear and keep right on a chuggin'. I love it!! No worries, I should have it ready to roll by the time that the IceBreaker ride comes around
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Old 03-04-2013, 07:33 PM   #10355
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http://discoverindianaridingtrails.com/?p=348

Everybody check this out. Pretty awesome opportunity I think.
nice
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Old 03-04-2013, 07:35 PM   #10356
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I'm kinda digging this Harley. Still a pig but be fun at a pirate bike night.




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Old 03-04-2013, 07:37 PM   #10357
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I was thinking about siging up for another class at the BMW training center in Greer, SC for the off road class but I figured I can just buy some people on here lunch and learn just as much if not more out riding with some of you guys. I took the street survival class last year and gained alot from it though.
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Old 03-04-2013, 07:41 PM   #10358
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I did the nasty deed today and ripped both seats of the new KaTooMer and the FJR and drove them up to Dan Gunderman @ Quality Upholstery today in Ellettsville (sp?) and dropped them off so he could work his magic on 'em. He did the seat on my '01 FZ-1 a few years ago and did an amazing job for me! The FJR seat was at least tolerable, but after about the 600~650+ mile mark on a single day trip, I was startin' to scoot off sideways as my old butt was killing me. The new Austrian Punkin' Chucker II, on the other hand, was only good for about 75~100 miles before you're ready to lay the bike down and set the darn thing on fire just to get away from it. We did about 160+ miles yesterday and by the time I rolled back into Bedford, I swear it was about as comfy as sittin' on a 2x6 (the skinny side)...

Now that I'm forced into some "down-time" for a week or two, that'll force me into doing some much awaited upgrades on the new KaTooMer. I plan on installing the European (complete) on-road wiring harness/switches/signals, etc on it. Also have a new Electrosport 250W stator to throw at it, along with some modified lighting so that my old, tired eyeballs can maybe see something at night. Already absolutely love riding that hunk o' Austrian technology! Why didn't you guys talk me into getting one of these sooner? Lightweight, electric & kickstart, fairly low maintenance, plenty of low end torque to grunt through the slow stuff similar to the ol' HonDeere used to and enough ponies to rock the front end in the air in 5th gear @ 55~60MPH, grab 6th gear and keep right on a chuggin'. I love it!! No worries, I should have it ready to roll by the time that the IceBreaker ride comes around
First thing I would do is tighten the chain!!!
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Old 03-04-2013, 07:51 PM   #10359
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Also on your down time you can come do a ride along. Unless your scared.
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Old 03-05-2013, 09:14 AM   #10360
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Moose Pants, donate to ADV

Are any of you Hoosier folks interested in a pair of Moose Moto pants size 40? Just donate to the ADV site and I will ship for free!

Picture on last page of link below!

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Old 03-05-2013, 10:54 AM   #10361
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I'm kinda digging this Harley. Still a pig but be fun at a pirate bike night.



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Old 03-05-2013, 03:32 PM   #10362
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I'd rather spend the little money I have on my motorbikes than on electronic toys...

There will come a time in your life when trendy technology will bypass you as well. At that point you'll look back upon memories of the days when you understood what was going on and had half a clue of how to fix it. Odds are I'll be fertiizer at that point but remember where you heard it first.

Case in point--the new Beemer G/S. According to the April Cycle World it does everything but shit nickels to pay for itself but I'd like to see you scrotes try to fix it without the aid of a lab-coated technician.

The question is where do you draw the line? Do we stop at electronic ignitions and fuel delivery systems? Or do we want bikes that do the thinking for the rider leaving them just to sit on the seat and work a switch (which is essentially what "fly by wire" is)?
i draw the line at CDI....LOL i love my carbed, points ignition (the ke100 is cdi though), carberated 2 stroke SIMPLE bikes.... i also love my smart phone....LOL i tore down the 250 engine, split the cases, and had it back together (startecd in the frame, and ended in the frame) in a total of under 6 hrs...not bad for someone who has 1. never split cases 2. never worked on a smoker bigger than a weedeater and 3. didnt have a manual....LOL simplicity of the mechanicals is my goal...
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Old 03-05-2013, 08:31 PM   #10363
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Found a woodsrat contraption.
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Old 03-05-2013, 08:40 PM   #10364
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Things I Hate

I don't know why we even ride motorcycles. Bicycles should be good enough. They are way simpler than a motorcycle and produce a lot less smoke. While we're at it, here' some more things I hate:
  1. Penicillin: moldy cheese should do the job just fine
  2. The printing press: chalk is simpler
  3. Transistors: vacuum tubes do the job, too and the math is way easier
  4. Calculators: an abacus will do. No check that, my fingers will suffice. I hate the abacus, too
  5. Smart phones: I can just yell really loud
What does bashing every other type of bike except one that has a rubber band for a motor have to do with adventure riding? Guys who ride Harleys, Ducatis, crotch rockets, and rubber band powered bikes can still love riding and no one is wrong. You don't have to be able to tear down your engine blindfolded in under two minutes to be a real biker.

Can we get back to the thread topic and talk about adventure riding? We'll even let the BMW-owners feel like they belong.

We should start another thread and talk about how all the morons who own bikes with triple digit cc's should get a life and a heated garage and hundreds of dollars of tools and take time off from their jobs and wives and families and learn how to put a big bore kit in their 50 cc trail bike so it is now a 62 cc trail bike so that they now have 9 HP and are really, really cool. Way cooler than guys who take their bikes to the shop occasionally because they have good jobs, can afford it, and would rather spend some of their free days with their families instead of wrenching on their bikes.

Or I can just keep checking in on this thread because it seems that that's the attitude displayed by some people here.
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Old 03-05-2013, 08:51 PM   #10365
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I don't know why we even ride motorcycles. Bicycles should be good enough. They are way simpler than a motorcycle and produce a lot less smoke. While we're at it, here' some more things I hate:
  1. Penicillin: moldy cheese should do the job just fine
  2. The printing press: chalk is simpler
  3. Transistors: vacuum tubes do the job, too and the math is way easier
  4. Calculators: an abacus will do. No check that, my fingers will suffice. I hate the abacus, too
  5. Smart phones: I can just yell really loud
What does bashing every other type of bike except one that has a rubber band for a motor have to do with adventure riding? Guys who ride Harleys, Ducatis, crotch rockets, and rubber band powered bikes can still love riding and no one is wrong. You don't have to be able to tear down your engine blindfolded in under two minutes to be a real biker.

Can we get back to the thread topic and talk about adventure riding? We'll even let the BMW-owners feel like they belong.

We should start another thread and talk about how all the morons who own bikes with triple digit cc's should get a life and a heated garage and hundreds of dollars of tools and take time off from their jobs and wives and families and learn how to put a big bore kit in their 50 cc trail bike so it is now a 62 cc trail bike so that they now have 9 HP and are really, really cool. Way cooler than guys who take their bikes to the shop occasionally because they have good jobs, can afford it, and would rather spend some of their free days with their families instead of wrenching on their bikes.

Or I can just keep checking in on this thread because it seems that that's the attitude displayed by some people here.
Because this was a good reply I will disregard the BMW owners comment. Not that I really saw it cause I'm so in my awesomeness.
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