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Oic0 last won the day on December 29 2011

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  1. I ride to relax and have fun. I'm a competitive person so racing would NOT be relaxing and probably wouldn't be fun. I would end up treating it like a job. Only a reverse job where I pay out money to be stressed and work.
  2. Just start checking the oil window before ever ride. Good knowledge to have anyway. Can see the color and fill level. Will know when to add or change (my 690 burns a lil oil on the interstate).
  3. I told you, I troll online instead of cleaning my chain, so I have plenty of time for this
  4. You only live so long lol. I have better uses of my time, like trolling online
  5. Last road bike I bought, the previous owner said the same thing. He never really touched the chain. It and the sprockets were all toast in the 6000 miles the was on the bike. Metal shavings under front procket cover and both sprockets were hooking bad. I have about 20k on the new chain sprockets and lube them ever ride and they still look new and have only had to adjust them once. Dunno how. I've never had one last less than 10,000 miles and I treat them like crap. Even my 690 enduros chain has almost 10,000 miles of abuse on it and its been ridden in mudholes and put away dirty.
  6. I catch so much shit from street bike people for doing that. They think if you dont wash and lube your chain every 500 miles it will self destruct. Sooo many angry replies whenever I mention I rarely wash or lube my chain... OEM ones last me 10,000 miles even with lots of riding in the rain. The chain usually starts to get stiff spots, but by then my sprockets are usually shot anyway. Heck, it probably would last longer if I took care of it, but even discounting the price of the cleaning products, the value of my time spent would faaaaar outweigh the price of a new chain. I clean and wax mine every time I put on new tires but its mostly just for aesthetics.
  7. I hate Honda. Partly on principle because they campaigned against the two stroke Partly because in the street bike world they always make the most slowest bike in every class for a not so cheap price.
  8. I've got Avon trailriders on my 690. They handle the power well on the road and I can throw it into a corner like a sport bike. They're also decent off road. I never find myself unable to go down any trail, it's just a matter of how fast I can. I've run Shinko 705s before. They were ok but I wasn't a huge fan. They felt very heavy on the 250 I had them on and got greasy in the summer on hot asphalt. I can't directly compare them to the Avon's though because the the 690 has enough power that they might be heavy and I wouldn't notice as much.
  9. I live in mud central I think. Hate it lol. I can understand some of it though. All of the people I know that do it, it's a husband and wife thing. A lot easier to get the wife into going and riding around in mud (as a passenger), drinking, and listening to music (giant party) than it is to get her to learn to ride a dirt bike or ATV.
  10. Everywhere I ride big lug tires are banned and mudding is banned. Doesn't matter. They ignore the rules and make massive mud holes for fun that make the trails all but impassable. You spend more time trying to get around mud holes than actually riding. The only solution I could see is a state law that allows big ol tickets so they can afford to have someone patrol and have the position pay for it's self. I hate tickets, but in this case I'm all for it.
  11. That's part of the problem. Everyone wants and expects them to be dirt cheap but then fusses when there is no quality. China can make quality but its going to cost you. Especially since what a lot of people consider quality involves using third party parts like shocks, forks, brakes, etc... Those things aren't any cheaper for them to buy. I'm not saying you're wrong, just saying thats the what holds them back. The expectation of super cheap with the double edged judgement against the quality. If they built something Japanese quality it could be a little cheaper due to labor cost, but not the kind of cheap people expect.
  12. Then you're barking up the wrong tree. The tires, wheels, and suspensions aren't really suited to the road. Theyre a compromise and there is no reason to make those compromises if you aren't going off road. If you have no desire to go fast, want an upright seating position, and like Honda, get a CB500F, or the 300.
  13. Ive ridden an xr650L. Cushy and mild mannered. The seat, sound, and way it made power reminded me of a utility four wheeler. Not very exciting IMO.
  14. Ive tried 4 different ones. The KTM 690 is my favorite all arounder and a bike I want to keep forever. The older designed stuff feels like... We'll... Obese 1980s dirt bikes. The WR250R feels great off road but is lacking power on road. Dirt bike conversions are too much maintenance and what feels fast off road let's you down above 60.. The 690 is an animal on road and heavy but good dirt bike. Husky 701 I would imagine is the same since its just minor revisions. I never tried a DRZ. Could be amazing. I'll never know. Probably KTM/ Husky for life now lol. I can't imagine the japanese EVER making a 70hp street legal dirt bike. Especially one with reasonable maintenance. They just dont take those kinds of risks.
  15. I've gone to battery powered weedeater and saws. The 80V models are pretty powerful. Just have to watch for the batteries to go on sale. Not that I need many. The small capacity one lasts 30 mins and charges in an hour. Fine with that break system. I like just being able to pick it up and go vs fuel up, crank on it, clean the carb if it hasn't been run in a while, prime the bulb so more, curse the world, etc..