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Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 02-17-2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 2,904
Views: 198,761
Posted By craftsmanracer
Helicopter was the right choice for sure, it took...

Helicopter was the right choice for sure, it took 30 mins for us to get out of the park, and that was at 50mph. The road conditions would have been bad in an ambulance with broken bones for sure, it...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 02-11-2015, 07:30 AM
Replies: 2,904
Views: 198,761
Posted By craftsmanracer
That was a pretty crazy day, and I'm glad Joe is...

That was a pretty crazy day, and I'm glad Joe is recovering. I'm definitely down to ride out there again, but it is kinda shocking how unpredictable the terrain is out there. You'll be bookin along...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-10-2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,107
Posted By craftsmanracer
I was talking from a screaming rpm standpoint,...

I was talking from a screaming rpm standpoint, the LFA does sound amazing, but I think the carrera gt has it beat---
<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/csDMXMaP24o"...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-10-2015, 09:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,107
Posted By craftsmanracer
they do sound soooo awesome, and they really do...

they do sound soooo awesome, and they really do sound like old jag's, or even the original 240z
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-10-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,107
Posted By craftsmanracer
thats what i was hoping to hear. I already have...

thats what i was hoping to hear. I already have the welder and the ability to bend tubes, just need the bike now. All I got is the dr, and i'm afraid its destined to sound like a lawnmower. lol
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-04-2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,107
Posted By craftsmanracer
Actually yamaha bragged about them being able to...

Actually yamaha bragged about them being able to reach 18000, and it was an actual 16,500
Forum: The Garage 02-04-2015, 06:47 PM
Replies: 1,170
Views: 228,364
Posted By craftsmanracer
the 3000ish watt generator is craaaazy quiet, my...

the 3000ish watt generator is craaaazy quiet, my neighbor has one, it always starts for him. even after sitting for months at a time.

just run it dry of gas (fuel valve) before storage and it'll...
Forum: The Garage 02-04-2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 1,170
Views: 228,364
Posted By craftsmanracer
orange engine crane-----works as good as any...

orange engine crane-----works as good as any engine crane I have ever used

1/2 inch composite impact wrench----works excellent, and has lasted longer than the crapsman one I have

powder coating...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 02-04-2015, 02:51 PM
Replies: 2,904
Views: 198,761
Posted By craftsmanracer
I'm in estero, and just happened to stumble upon...

I'm in estero, and just happened to stumble upon this thread revival! I also just happen to have my dr down here as well! If you all wouldnt mind another tagalong, I'm down to go assuming work doesnt...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-04-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,107
Posted By craftsmanracer
firing order is 1-2-4-3, and with the 4-1 and 2-3...

firing order is 1-2-4-3, and with the 4-1 and 2-3 headers, this would perfectly stagger exhaust pulses between the two collector pipes
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-04-2015, 02:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,107
Posted By craftsmanracer
I want that f1 sound...exhaust design ideas.

Okay, so ive done my research, and the closest thing we could get to a f1 engine for consumer use is the kawasaki zx2r, and the honda cbr250rr...both were not sold in the usa, but they had a 19,000...
Forum: Thumpers 02-03-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 106,490
Views: 21,165,999
Posted By craftsmanracer
Got a fuel supply question, my old vinyl fuel...

Got a fuel supply question, my old vinyl fuel line was hardened and shrunk, along with having a dirty inline filter installed.

I replaced it with a hearty rubber hose and new fuel filter.

Now...
Forum: 2 smokers 12-12-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,612
Posted By craftsmanracer
New bike! What did i get myself into?

Saw this puppy on craigslist for $600, got it for $500.
http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa280/alex1813/imagejpg4_zps8a7308c8.jpg

2002 husqvarna wr250
Though the more i look at it, the more i...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-29-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,017
Posted By craftsmanracer
Dirtbike nirvana

Being a younger guy in FL (the worst state for riding), I got to thinking.

I currently lack a serious job (self employed), wife, kids, basically anything serious except for my status as a college...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-11-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 11,656
Posted By craftsmanracer
I always flash the "rock on" horns to scooters...

I always flash the "rock on" horns to scooters while on my dr650.

Mostly because i also have a zuma, and i know how big of a deal it is to be acknowledged by a "real" biker.
Their reactions are...
Forum: Thumpers 09-23-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 106,490
Views: 21,165,999
Posted By craftsmanracer
Seals done easy

Anybody ever take the cap off of your fork, tap an m8x1.25 hole, and blow about 120psi into the fork to blow the dust and oil seals out?

I'm never taking my forks apart again! this was sooooo much...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-06-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 10,693
Posted By craftsmanracer
I put 5,5xx miles on this $10 goodwill bike...

I put 5,5xx miles on this $10 goodwill bike before I was old enough to get my license.

Rode this thing everywhere, did 37mph full out. Lots of fun. Only crashed once....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-21-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,987
Posted By craftsmanracer
I'm just poking fun at them, I actually know one...

I'm just poking fun at them, I actually know one of them and he is a true dummy. Grunting and throwing the weights on the floor while wearing the tattered remnants of a schmedium t shirt. All he ever...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-21-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,987
Posted By craftsmanracer
Yeah I'm on the fence as to whether it is...

Yeah I'm on the fence as to whether it is offensive or not, I cant see it being too bad unless an older chinese/korean/japanese/american ww2 vet sees it.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-20-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,987
Posted By craftsmanracer
I've heard good things about that inclined plane...

I've heard good things about that inclined plane you are talking about, but from my understanding it is considered risky business to drive up one into the back of a truck alone.:lol3

This might...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-20-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,987
Posted By craftsmanracer
I got it out with the help of some muscle dummies...

I got it out with the help of some muscle dummies at the gym in my apartment complex.
Parked it out in front of the building, went in and asked for some strong guys to come and help me out. Three of...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-20-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 45,471
Posted By craftsmanracer
My first street-legal (barely) bike....the...

My first street-legal (barely) bike....the infamous KRAPASAKI
http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa280/alex1813/get-attachment-14.jpg

Bought it for $200, put a clutch in it. Beat the piss out of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-20-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,987
Posted By craftsmanracer
The best way to load a bike solo

Being that I'm ripped like a true skinny-boy, I had to use my brain to figure out how to load my dr up into my lifted truck.

Here is what I came up with.

1500lb comalong, sturdy oak tree.
...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-20-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 66,352
Posted By craftsmanracer
http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa280/alex1813/...

http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa280/alex1813/imagejpg1_zps7ecd46b1.jpg
http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa280/alex1813/imagejpg2_zpsaf65e8c1.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-06-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,893
Posted By craftsmanracer
I found some on my ipod one day.... ...

I found some on my ipod one day....
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/8d/RockYouLikeaHurricane.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 09-23-2013, 06:18 PM
Replies: 106,490
Views: 21,165,999
Posted By craftsmanracer
They are both normal, greyish brown. So I think...

They are both normal, greyish brown. So I think it is fuel for sure.

I drained all the gas out of the tank, dumped it in the truck, and I will be getting new 87 octane tomorrow.

I did use 93...
Forum: Thumpers 09-23-2013, 09:46 AM
Replies: 106,490
Views: 21,165,999
Posted By craftsmanracer
All the interlocks are fine, they have all been...

All the interlocks are fine, they have all been bypassed and the connections are good.

I dont know why I didnt think of this before, but it could be the gas. Ever since I filled up at a racetrac...
Forum: Thumpers 09-22-2013, 03:34 PM
Replies: 106,490
Views: 21,165,999
Posted By craftsmanracer
I had the carburetor off the bike, and cleaned...

I had the carburetor off the bike, and cleaned the whole thing out, which included taking the fuel screw out.

I cleaned the small fuel inlet filter on the carb, and put it back in, because I...
Forum: Thumpers 09-22-2013, 01:21 PM
Replies: 106,490
Views: 21,165,999
Posted By craftsmanracer
So i was riding my '99 dr650 around today, and it...

So i was riding my '99 dr650 around today, and it stalled out a a light. I went to restart it, and it wouldnt start. It acted as if the battery was dead, or it was waaaaay overheated. I pull off to...
Forum: Thumpers 09-21-2013, 09:04 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 410
Posted By craftsmanracer
Dr650 issues

kill this thread, posted my question in dr650 thread
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 09-18-2013, 11:10 PM
Replies: 414
Views: 27,474
Posted By craftsmanracer
Where do yall meet at? Dr650 rider in...

Where do yall meet at?

Dr650 rider in FtMyers, want to see if this is a feasable distance, assuming this isnt an exclusive meetup of course.
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 09-18-2013, 08:12 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 18,362
Posted By craftsmanracer
When's the next ride? I'm in Fort Myers or...

When's the next ride? I'm in Fort Myers or Venice/Englewood depending on my schedule, and I wanna do some riding nearby.

I'm tired of the solo adventuring.
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 09-18-2013, 08:01 PM
Replies: 10,787
Views: 874,111
Posted By craftsmanracer
Yall get to go to Ocala, I'm stuck here in Ft...

Yall get to go to Ocala, I'm stuck here in Ft Myers.

Riding all alone, crying in the woods. :(
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-28-2012, 08:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,404
Posted By craftsmanracer
HAHA nope, just a guy who enjoys not being taken...

HAHA nope, just a guy who enjoys not being taken seriously while stuntin on my scooter.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-27-2012, 08:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,404
Posted By craftsmanracer
I use gold spraypaint, it covers almost every...

I use gold spraypaint, it covers almost every type of scratch.


But then again, I have a gold helmet, so nobody really focuses on the scratches anyways.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-27-2012, 08:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,186
Posted By craftsmanracer
I trailer if it is more than an hour away, my old...

I trailer if it is more than an hour away, my old 2 stroke vibrates my nuts off above 45 mph, and that gets real old real quick.

I also don't like to spend money on new tires every 2,000 miles,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-19-2012, 10:19 AM
Replies: 1,009
Views: 164,039
Posted By craftsmanracer
They actually arent that bad. Mine lasted over a...

They actually arent that bad. Mine lasted over a year. But you have to sharpen it yourself, because they come with an edge that couldnt cut a microwaved peep in half.
Forum: Thumpers 10-31-2012, 07:11 AM
Replies: 1,223
Views: 148,208
Posted By craftsmanracer
So if I am looking to buy a used dr soon, should...

So if I am looking to buy a used dr soon, should I listen for a pronounced whine in 3rd gear? Is that the death cry for these things? Or have gears exploded with no prior whine?

I do know some of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-30-2012, 08:39 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,559
Posted By craftsmanracer
Exploring farmland while on my zuma, with another...

Exploring farmland while on my zuma, with another friend on his chinese knock off scooter, we were just riding along, having fun, talking to cows..."Hey ladies!", etc

Then we come upon two...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-25-2012, 07:43 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 18,308
Posted By craftsmanracer
Did you overreact and kick it's ass?

Did you overreact and kick it's ass?
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