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    OFF-road is a misnomer for big ADV bikes, more...

    OFF-road is a misnomer for big ADV bikes, more like SOFT-road. Beyond a double track jeep trail, I'd stick with my 250. What HD should do if they are serious about ADV, is make one using the 500cc...
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    Yah, EBR had some innovative ideas. ... imagine...

    Yah, EBR had some innovative ideas. ... imagine what he could do with a liquid cooled motor.
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    Harley finally decides to move into this century....

    Harley finally decides to move into this century. ;)

    Ah.. that streetfighter... did HD just come up with .....a Buell?...
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    Also depending on the bike. My Thruxton with a...

    Also depending on the bike. My Thruxton with a single rotor on the front and my VFR800 with dual rotors stop quite differently. Both weight about the same wet (~525lbs), but the Thruxton brakes need...
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    Prior to motos I did quite a lot of mountain...

    Prior to motos I did quite a lot of mountain biking which was one finger. But on the motos it's been 2 fingers mostly, with one finger only to scrub off a little speed.
  6. A long time ago, in a BBO galaxy far far away, my...

    A long time ago, in a BBO galaxy far far away, my buddy CaptnGoodvibes was a noob on his Harley Dyna Glide. He had no one to learn from except this (then) Ducati riding sport biker. So here we are...
  7. For sure if you rattle can it flat black, too!

    For sure if you rattle can it flat black, too!
  8. If you raise it in the rear without touching the...

    If you raise it in the rear without touching the front, there will be less rake (or a steeper head angle). The result will be quicker turn initiation, and something you'll have to adjust for at...
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    Sometimes you gotta have the right tool (bike)...

    Sometimes you gotta have the right tool (bike) for the job. That's why there are 6 of em in our garage right now.
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    How far is it from your door to the trailhead? If...

    How far is it from your door to the trailhead? If there's not much highway involved, you might consider a 250 dual sport. You may have to think about carrying a roto pac or retrofitting an extended...
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    LOL yasss! One must never hold constant throttle...

    LOL yasss! One must never hold constant throttle through a tunnel!

    That Remus sounds a little throatier than my Arrow's but yes, Triples sound glorious with the right pipes.
  12. Good for her! Encourage her to take the BRC...

    Good for her! Encourage her to take the BRC definitely. The problem is not actually mastering the motorcycle riding, it's relative inexperience with traffic situations and making the correct call as...
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    Bumping this thread. Is it June ... uh.....

    Bumping this thread.

    Is it June ... uh.. September yet? Fidget!

    So there are a few definite maybes coming neighboring states NM, AZ, CA. *YAY*!!
    As we move into summer and folks decide on...
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    Saddle soap, followed by leather conditioner. You...

    Saddle soap, followed by leather conditioner. You won't remove the creases but you'll keep it from getting worse. Leather is just like skin, well.. it IS skin. Keep it clean and conditioned and it...
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    Hah! Forget the golf stuff.. that grill though!

    Hah! Forget the golf stuff.. that grill though!
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    My understanding was, if Polaris didn't get the...

    My understanding was, if Polaris didn't get the "motorcycle" designation, they would have had to kill the Slingshot as it does not meet any NHTSA car crash standards.
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    I'm tempted to convert my KLX to SuMo from time...

    I'm tempted to convert my KLX to SuMo from time to time as well. I've been scouring the net for a set of salvaged 17" KLX250SF wheels at the right price if they happen to come along. Bookmarked this...
  18. BBO itself suffered the inevitable split like any...

    BBO itself suffered the inevitable split like any other forum. There were those who got cliquey and left, and ones who left and formed the facebook group ironically. The usual drama. The waning...
  19. Thread: 2018 MotoGP

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    There's not a bad seat in the house at COTA. With...

    There's not a bad seat in the house at COTA. With a camping spot in Lot N, you almost have front row seats to the esses. The only problem I see is whether or not to make the trek across the...
  20. Facebook is for us old people, kids have all...

    Facebook is for us old people, kids have all moved on to Instagram and Snapchat. But forums still have their place. Places like BBO, ADV Rider and marque specific forums are vast wealth of knowledge...
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    Generally to cut down on plastic shards all over...

    Generally to cut down on plastic shards all over the track if/when a rider goes down.
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    I was at the LBGP many years ago, back in the...

    I was at the LBGP many years ago, back in the days of Mario and son, Paul Tracy etc. Quite the spectacle.
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    Bipolar spring in Colorado: t-shirt and shorts...

    Bipolar spring in Colorado: t-shirt and shorts one day, shoveling snow the next.
  24. Just wash your bike once in a while. The process...

    Just wash your bike once in a while. The process will force you to look at parts that you may not normally inspect; like swing arm bushings, side and center stands, up under the fenders etc.
  25. Thread: 2018 MotoGP

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    Holy cow, what drama from Argentina! I think MM...

    Holy cow, what drama from Argentina! I think MM crossed the line with his moves, will be interesting to read about the fallout and what happens with VR46.
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