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Forum: KLR & Other Motorcycle Related Discussion   09-16-2019, 05:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 281
Posted By planalp
For some reason they were debating the actual...

For some reason they were debating the actual motorcycle controls: throttle, clutch brakes, etc. and which one was "the most important."
Forum: KLR & Other Motorcycle Related Discussion   09-15-2019, 06:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 281
Posted By planalp
Most Important Motorcycle Control

I stumbled into this somewhat nonsensical conversation being debated amongst some fellow riders at work today:

What do you consider the single most important control on your motorcycle?

FWIW, I...
Forum: The Off Topic Lounge   09-13-2019, 04:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 43
Posted By planalp
Evel Knievel Museum

Rode down to the Evel Knievel Museum in Topeka, KS today. I was pretty impressed with it: they've got a lot of stuff. Unfortunately, my photos don't do it justice as I obviously must have...
Forum: Jokers Lounge   09-02-2019, 05:04 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 56
Posted By planalp
Perfect Comeback

I was coming in the door of my apartment building early this morning and held the door for two older women who were exiting the building.

On my way out a few minutes earlier, I had noticed there...
Forum: The Off Topic Lounge   09-02-2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 90
Posted By planalp
They seem to dedicate a lot of their mantra to...

They seem to dedicate a lot of their mantra to justifying/defending the 250cc Chinese-cloned Honda CB motor they use.
Forum: The Off Topic Lounge   09-01-2019, 09:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 90
Posted By planalp
Janus Motorcycles

There's no getting away from the hipsters........... I'm debating on ordering the $155 "Worker's Apron" from their "Apparel" section.......

https://www.janusmotorcycles.com/
Forum: Travel Log & Trip Reports   08-16-2019, 10:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 61
Posted By planalp
Addendum: If you ever find yourself needing...

Addendum: If you ever find yourself needing lodging in Kremmling, Co. I highly recommend this place:

https://www.hoteleastincolorado.com/
Forum: Travel Log & Trip Reports   08-16-2019, 09:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 61
Posted By planalp
Independence Pass ...

Independence Pass

https://i.imgur.com/vRJOTSAl.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/cBtfsahl.jpg

Deer hanging by our cabin in Mueller State Park near Divide

https://i.imgur.com/RckMHxNl.jpg
Forum: Travel Log & Trip Reports   08-16-2019, 09:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 61
Posted By planalp
Peak To Peak Highway between Estes Park and...

Peak To Peak Highway between Estes Park and Central City. Best Ridden South to North. Best solution? Ride both ways!

https://i.imgur.com/7Pyv47Ql.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/0AW4CUal.jpg
...
Forum: Travel Log & Trip Reports   08-16-2019, 09:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 61
Posted By planalp
Colorado Pics

Rode the Strom out to Colorado and wandered the mountains for a couple of weeks. Here are a few pics. I don't fancy myself a photographer, but it's pretty easy to take eye-pleasing photos in...
Forum: Jokers Lounge   07-23-2019, 05:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 107
Posted By planalp
It's not so much that the valve stems are in the...

It's not so much that the valve stems are in the wrong place, it's that the rest of the motorcycle is in the wrong place.
Forum: The Off Topic Lounge   07-20-2019, 08:03 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 71
Posted By planalp
Anybody Ever Notice?

I haven't for about 50 years or so, ever since I've been cognizant of this album. There's a motorcycle tire in the middle of the cake of the Rolling Stones "Let It Bleed" album cover. IMHO...
Forum: Travel Log & Trip Reports   07-18-2019, 05:38 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 20,956
Posted By planalp
Excellent trip and excellent photos, samuel!

Excellent trip and excellent photos, samuel!
Forum: The Off Topic Lounge   07-16-2019, 08:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 194
Posted By planalp
It's unlikely a commissar came to these peoples'...

It's unlikely a commissar came to these peoples' homes and informed them they would be working for Disney the rest of their lives or be sent to a re-education camp. Come to think of it, too bad...
Forum: The Off Topic Lounge   07-16-2019, 07:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 194
Posted By planalp
I'd say if you're making $46,127 a year you're...

I'd say if you're making $46,127 a year you're making a lot more than $15 an hour.

I get your point, tho.
Forum: The Off Topic Lounge   07-07-2019, 05:39 PM
Replies: 264
Views: 39,673
Posted By planalp
On The Trail Of Outlaws

The theme of today's ride was "Notorious Outlaws," namely The James Gang and Bonnie and Clyde.

First stop: Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Kearney, Mo. to check out Jesse James' final resting place. Note...
Forum: Site & Industry Homepage News   07-04-2019, 07:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 263
Posted By planalp
Dropping motorcycle mags is bad enough, but on a...

Dropping motorcycle mags is bad enough, but on a more serious note apparently MAD magazine is pretty much going away. Like "Weird Al" said, "It's pretty much the reason I turned out weird." Amen,...
Forum: The Off Topic Lounge   07-04-2019, 07:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 75
Posted By planalp
Forgot about this classic: ...

Forgot about this classic:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbZ0elWaWAk
Forum: 2008+ KLR650 Wrenching & Mod Questions   07-04-2019, 07:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 619
Posted By planalp
Four things keep me sporting a full-face (albeit...

Four things keep me sporting a full-face (albeit modular) helmet with visor down at higher speeds, even behind a fairly-effective Givi Airflow windshield and wearing glasses to boot:

1. Large...
Forum: The Off Topic Lounge   07-03-2019, 06:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 75
Posted By planalp
Happy Fourth Of July

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FG48XvpO4hI
Forum: Introductions   06-30-2019, 04:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 188
Posted By planalp
Utah is magnificent: kind of like a giant movie...

Utah is magnificent: kind of like a giant movie set.......... Enjoy your riding!
Forum: Bike and Rider Gear   06-30-2019, 04:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 198
Posted By planalp
For me, risers do help quite a bit and I highly...

For me, risers do help quite a bit and I highly recommend them but they've never completely alleviated the problem for me. I currently have 1.5" risers on the Strom; one of the first things I...
Forum: Bike and Rider Gear   06-29-2019, 06:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 198
Posted By planalp
Back-A-Line

No matter how much I ride or how many stretching or strengthening exercises I do, I've always had some lower back pain while astride any motorcycle I've owned. I chalk it up to 13 years carrying...
Forum: KLR & Other Motorcycle Related Discussion   06-22-2019, 06:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 956
Posted By planalp
Interesting tale. He seems to have been a lot...

Interesting tale. He seems to have been a lot more nonchalant about his situation than I would have been. I believe I would have been asking you if there was a store nearby where I could go get...
Forum: Never let your guard down   06-17-2019, 06:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 374
Posted By planalp
I thought I posted on here last Fall venting...

I thought I posted on here last Fall venting about a car that unexpectedly turned the wrong way onto a two-lane, one-way street while I was waiting to turn left and came within inches of hitting me. ...
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