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by Hank Moody
17 Dec 2018 10:56
Forum: Rider's Lounge
Topic: Honda XR650R - Thoughts
Replies: 4
Views: 12703

Re: Honda XR650R - Thoughts

It's a great, reliable bike and was won multiple Baja races to prove that fact. Have a friend, Hayden on this forum, who had one and I watched him about kill himself trying to kick start the thing. We were at Turner's Bend gas station in Arkansas on a flat solid surface. Trying to start it on the tr...
by Hank Moody
16 Dec 2018 10:30
Forum: Ride!
Topic: Sun Dec 16: Offroad at School Creek
Replies: 8
Views: 15447

Re: Sun Dec 16: Offroad at School Creek

You too can be schooled by Troy at School Creek! :-D
by Hank Moody
16 Dec 2018 10:29
Forum: Rider's Lounge
Topic: FYI: bolt on tie downs
Replies: 1
Views: 9960

Re: FYI: bolt on tie downs

Looks like a great option for tying or securing "stuff" to your bike, wish I would have thought of it. I would be leery using it to secure your bike when transporting it. Running the strap around the fork leg is a better option in my opinion. Thanks for sharing!
by Hank Moody
12 Dec 2018 10:16
Forum: Rider's Lounge
Topic: Dual Sport Vs. Adventure Bikes
Replies: 8
Views: 17126

Re: Dual Sport Vs. Adventure Bikes

Having the right tool for the job is an age old problem. Can you drive a screw into a 2x4 with a hammer? Sure but using a screwdriver is a lot easier. Same can be said about which bike to buy. I've rode my F800 around Perry, but riding a 300 XC-W was a lot easier. So you will find a lot of riders wi...
by Hank Moody
04 Aug 2018 14:02
Forum: Rider's Lounge
Topic: Enclosed Trailer Question
Replies: 10
Views: 11412

Re: Enclosed Trailer Question

Drop the mic! What a great post Joe and I don't think you left any detail. That sure looks like a factory KTM team in the picture. Now if there was only a place where JB could buy a used pickup if needed.....
by Hank Moody
21 Jul 2018 19:42
Forum: Rider's Lounge
Topic: KTM releases adventure shower attachment ...
Replies: 2
Views: 6598

Re: KTM releases adventure shower attachment ...

I remember a time when we got back from a ride and all jumped in the Mulberry River at Byrds Rustic Riverside Retreat. That cold water and cold beer sure felt good. Then a local road up on his ATV and gave us the stink eye, I guess we were making too much noise.
by Hank Moody
15 Jul 2018 13:12
Forum: Ride!
Topic: Lewis And Clark Trail
Replies: 30
Views: 23270

Re: Lewis And Clark Trail

She looks like a true Ride Forum fan!
by Hank Moody
08 Jul 2018 16:34
Forum: Ride!
Topic: Lewis And Clark Trail
Replies: 30
Views: 23270

Re: Lewis And Clark Trail

Thanks for sharing your trip! As others have said please keep the photos coming.
by Hank Moody
01 Jun 2018 07:57
Forum: Rider's Lounge
Topic: FINALLY! Honda CRF450L
Replies: 8
Views: 2123

Re: FINALLY! Honda CRF450L

I'm glad Honda finally made the move and heck maybe Yamaha will now make their WR450 street legal??? Adding another option is a good thing and I would consider one if I was in the market. For me having a large dealership network would not be a factor in purchasing this bike. With availability of par...
by Hank Moody
17 May 2018 11:56
Forum: Rider's Lounge
Topic: KTM 300 XC-W Will Have TPI for 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 1265

KTM 300 XC-W Will Have TPI for 2019

I was shocked KTM didn't release the 300 this year with the TPI.

http://racerxonline.com/2018/05/15/ktm- ... c-w-models
by Hank Moody
30 Apr 2018 10:24
Forum: Ride!
Topic: Anybody riding???
Replies: 20
Views: 16842

Re: Anybody riding???

I went out for a short ride yesterday and ran into some drama. Near the end of my ride I was coming through DeSoto and turned down what I thought was road. Well it is actually an access road to a substation. So I quickly turn around and as I pass by a house on the access road a guy comes running and...
by Hank Moody
27 Mar 2018 17:09
Forum: Rider's Lounge
Topic: Dual Sport Training-Bill Conger
Replies: 8
Views: 10616

Re: Dual Sport Training-Bill Conger

I would be interested in more information about the course. Like is it for smaller dual sport bikes <500cc or would a larger bike 800-1200cc be acceptable? Cost is another question... Also, this is Mother's Day weekend and I would have to get a pass from the boss to attend :-o .
by Hank Moody
16 Feb 2018 11:30
Forum: Rider's Lounge
Topic: Post pics or video from your ride today
Replies: 412
Views: 270981

Re: Post pics or video from your ride today

Given my recent back surgeries I'm seriously considering this to help me lift the F800 when I dump it and Troy is not there to lift it for me. It is a little pricey, so Saifri or someone else might be able to direct me to another option.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jhbHGJKJuQ
by Hank Moody
14 Feb 2018 11:32
Forum: Rider's Lounge
Topic: Dirt bikes for noobs questions
Replies: 41
Views: 10591

Re: Dirt bikes for noobs questions

I would like to call BS on XR-Nut, "We're not very fast and never take any difficult lines though." He and his boys are fast riders and I've hardly ever seen him take an easy line. As I stated, spring your Husky to your riding weight. Manufacturers put in stock suspension springs based on a 70 kilog...
by Hank Moody
14 Feb 2018 09:21
Forum: Rider's Lounge
Topic: Dirt bikes for noobs questions
Replies: 41
Views: 10591

Re: Dirt bikes for noobs questions

I have had a stabilizer on several motorcycles and have one now on my BMW. They do help taking the twitchy feeling out of the handling and add confidence. One mod I would strongly recommend doing first is correct suspension set-up. I would have laughed at someone who told me this a few years ago, bu...
by Hank Moody
11 Feb 2018 11:13
Forum: Rider's Lounge
Topic: Dirt bikes for noobs questions
Replies: 41
Views: 10591

Re: Dirt bikes for noobs questions

I've got a hitch hauler and I will let you borrow to see if you like. It is an aluminum version so it can hold up to 300 pounds. I used to haul my 2005 Husqvarna TE 510 with it and had no major problems. The only issue I had was the rear end sag due to the weight of the bike, as Safiri stated it doe...
by Hank Moody
05 Feb 2018 11:35
Forum: Ride!
Topic: The Smackdab Run
Replies: 10
Views: 9822

Re: The Smackdab Run

Sounds interesting, do you offer any routes which avoids the pavement?
by Hank Moody
24 Jan 2018 09:02
Forum: Rider's Lounge
Topic: Lyndon Poskitt goes to Dakar again and wants to bring you more coverage!
Replies: 16
Views: 3739

Re: Lyndon Poskitt goes to Dakar again and wants to bring you more coverage!

This might be the reason the last episode is not up.... I really enjoyed following his Dakar adventures. From Lyndon's Facebook page: Back in hospital again How I ever got through Dakar I never know. Chest infection before, heavy antibiotics for the first week and then 2 days from the end I began to...
by Hank Moody
15 Jan 2018 11:12
Forum: Rider's Lounge
Topic: TROUBLESHOOT: 2011 BMW F800GS engine cuts out
Replies: 8
Views: 2885

Re: TROUBLESHOOT: 2011 BMW F800GS engine cuts out

I thought it was applicable since it came from the F800 forum on ADV Rider. It sounds like to me you are getting a vapor lock due to a faulty ball valve. Read post #4 , #7 and #8. Remember free advise is worth what you pay for it :D