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Old 02-10-2013, 04:54 PM   #60151
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I tend to sing to myself in the helmet, which gets you some really, really odd looks at a red light.
Lol. It's kinda like singing in the shower. Your voice actually sounds kinda good when you got wind and the thump of a cylinder or two to back you up.
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Old 02-10-2013, 05:19 PM   #60152
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I listen to ipod, radio, and even occasionally field a phone call in helmet while riding.

it certainly does detract from your concentration though, so I do not do it unless its low traffic, and I am feeling pretty safe.

also, ive noticed, when I have some tunes cranked, and I am enjoying them, my speed increases without me noticing, Ill look down and be hauling ass.
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Old 02-10-2013, 05:41 PM   #60153
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LOL! You guys are PATHETIC!!! (In a great sort of way... laughing at you guys and Doc goin' at it.)

Music while riding:

No piped in music on the dirt bike... love to listen to the engine working, etc. I AM guilty of singing out loud every now and then when that "zen" type thing hits me that happens when riding.

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NICE looking lil' thumper. What year/model is that? Honda obviously, but what year/model?

THAT'S the way a dual sport bike is 'sposed to look: All business. Yes, I like my WR250R... but bikes are gettin' more complicated each year. IMHO, less is better when dealing with a serious dual sport bike.

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Old 02-10-2013, 06:02 PM   #60154
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Any of you guys listen to music while riding? We have a Ipod. Figure it would be good to have at least one ear open to hear stuff going on around me. But it would be nice to have some music on.

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It makes it too hard to hear the voices in my head.
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Old 02-10-2013, 06:05 PM   #60155
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LOL! You guys are PATHETIC!!! (In a great sort of way... laughing at you guys and Doc goin' at it.)

Music while riding:

No piped in music on the dirt bike... love to listen to the engine working, etc. I AM guilty of singing out loud every now and then when that "zen" type thing hits me that happens when riding.

stuckin:

NICE looking lil' thumper. What year/model is that? Honda obviously, but what year/model?

THAT'S the way a dual sport bike is 'sposed to look: All business. Yes, I like my WR250R... but bikes are gettin' more complicated each year. IMHO, less is better when dealing with a serious dual sport bike.

V-man

Thanks. Its a 2001 XR 400. plenty fast enough for me for right now. First bike ever. So still learning how to ride and all. But having a blast on it

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Old 02-10-2013, 06:06 PM   #60156
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It makes it too hard to hear the voices in my head.
See i was hoping with the music it might help with the voices
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Old 02-10-2013, 06:10 PM   #60157
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I just like to hear my bike!
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Old 02-10-2013, 06:11 PM   #60158
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See i was hoping with the music it might help with the voices
It does, it makes the voices sing.
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Old 02-10-2013, 06:22 PM   #60159
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It does, it makes the voices sing.

Great. Its bad enough just when they talk. Singing might just put me over the edge. But hey it might be fun to watch for you guys

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Old 02-10-2013, 06:38 PM   #60160
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Hey MattMus,

was that you I just saw going down township on a tw200?

wearing shorts?!

No sir, not me. It's been nice out but not nice enough for shorts yet. I'm not into shorts on the bike either. I prefer to eat ground beef, not become it. Did get some good riding in today though!
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Old 02-10-2013, 06:46 PM   #60161
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Thanks. Its a 2001 XR 400. plenty fast enough for me for right now. First bike ever. So still learning how to ride and all. But having a blast on it

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congrats on the bike !!! looks great...chain might be a little loose though..Im no expert just looks like it might be dangling excessively...might make it hard to go into reverse
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Old 02-10-2013, 06:46 PM   #60162
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Got 143 miles in today doing the Natural Dam, Pannell Rd, Hopper tunnel route! Love the new GPS too, definitely couldn't have found my way with out it! Took a few detours off the route but ended up having a good time.





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Old 02-10-2013, 06:56 PM   #60163
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Well got it done,,wish I had the patience to show the pics in the process...but I built a "skeleton" out of PVC. found the nearest bolt on points..drilled a hole through the buddy handle..ran a threaded rod through the skeleton. attached carabiners to the skeleton through the case material top and bottom...to attach I just run the threaded rod through buddy handle and thread a wingnut then clip carabiners to buddy peg and luggage or opposite buddy handle...I went through 12 in water, jumped, wheelstanded, swerved, took gun out, shot, put gun back in, and went home...with no hassle, damage or hinderances...great short ride.!!!!
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Old 02-10-2013, 07:00 PM   #60164
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Talking parts is parts

I adjusted my brake pedal the other day, to make it ....uh....usable.

And found that the PO had replaced the spring that keeps it from flopping around, with a spring from some drum brakes. You know the ones, the ones that hold the shoes.
So after wasting half the day looking at the hardware, auto parts, and farm supply stores in town, I ordered three from McMaster Carr.

Sometimes I envy guys with modern bikes who can still find parts at bike shops and websites.
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Old 02-10-2013, 07:06 PM   #60165
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congrats on the bike !!! looks great...chain might be a little loose though..Im no expert just looks like it might be dangling excessively...might make it hard to go into reverse
I will have to check it out more. When i sit on it the chain tighens up some. But i just had new front and rear springs put on. So it might be a little loose.
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