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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-06-2012, 01:07 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 16,046
Posted By Light_n_Fast
Just had my first one last weekend. I felt...

Just had my first one last weekend. I felt something crawling around where my helmet strap comes up toward my ear. I kept waiting to get stung but nothing happened so I just kept going. Well, the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-30-2012, 10:43 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 41,627
Posted By Light_n_Fast
Two years ago I had a little crash on a gravel...

Two years ago I had a little crash on a gravel road at probably 25mph. Had Shift kevlar lined jeans on with some Fox knee/shin protectors underneath.

Went down on my right knee, denim shredded,...
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2012, 10:01 AM
Replies: 44,461
Views: 8,541,695
Posted By Light_n_Fast
I was flipping through the manual for my 250x the...

I was flipping through the manual for my 250x the other day and noticed that it said the oil seals on the master cylinder and caliper should be replaced every 2 years. Have any of you guys actually...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-17-2011, 01:22 PM
Replies: 3,156
Views: 215,142
Posted By Light_n_Fast
I've enjoyed all the pictures in this thread so...

I've enjoyed all the pictures in this thread so thought I'd post a few since I rode through the area last weekend. Unfortunately I didn't hit any dirt on this ride, but it's always an adventure going...
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2011, 02:09 PM
Replies: 44,461
Views: 8,541,695
Posted By Light_n_Fast
I'm surprised it came out like that! It was a...

I'm surprised it came out like that! It was a pretty tight fit even with the kickstand out of the way. The end of the swingarm is tapered and the plastic guide is as well so I figured there just...
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2011, 01:16 PM
Replies: 44,461
Views: 8,541,695
Posted By Light_n_Fast
chain tension

Just a reminder to people to keep an eye on your chain tension.

I normally keep a pretty close eye on mine and also regularly check the plastic swingarm guide for wear. Well, I slacked off...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-30-2011, 10:09 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,710
Posted By Light_n_Fast
Whatever you do, make sure to stop before going...

Whatever you do, make sure to stop before going onto the loose gravel shoulder on the other side of the road.
Around this time last year I came across a guy in the middle of nowhere that had tried...
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2010, 10:13 AM
Replies: 44,461
Views: 8,541,695
Posted By Light_n_Fast
Perhaps someone that has had the fuel pump...

Perhaps someone that has had the fuel pump problems could try to disassemble the pump and determine what went wrong inside. Diagnosing just based on symptoms is a bit like taking shots in the dark.
...
Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2010, 09:41 AM
Replies: 44,461
Views: 8,541,695
Posted By Light_n_Fast
A few pics from my ride this last weekend. :D ...

A few pics from my ride this last weekend. :D

http://i984.photobucket.com/albums/ae328/Light_n_Fast/moto%20pics/IMG_9944.jpg
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Forum: Thumpers 08-03-2010, 01:06 PM
Replies: 44,461
Views: 8,541,695
Posted By Light_n_Fast
The new chain went on without too much hassle. ...

The new chain went on without too much hassle. The old one must have been needing replacement for some time, because man, this new one is SO SMOOTH! And quiet too!

Put about 650 miles on it...
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2010, 03:57 PM
Replies: 44,461
Views: 8,541,695
Posted By Light_n_Fast
Good tip. I'll be putting it on tonight and...

Good tip. I'll be putting it on tonight and might give this a try if I have any trouble.
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2010, 03:32 PM
Replies: 44,461
Views: 8,541,695
Posted By Light_n_Fast
Well that is good to hear. Perhaps the failures...

Well that is good to hear. Perhaps the failures I've heard of could all be attributed to people putting the clip on backward.
Forum: Beasts 07-30-2010, 03:23 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 17,983
Posted By Light_n_Fast
Can I change the title of the thread to "Just...

Can I change the title of the thread to "Just another boring ABS discussion"? :rofl

Can't we get back to talking about the merits of Pearl Mirage White? :evil
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2010, 03:17 PM
Replies: 44,461
Views: 8,541,695
Posted By Light_n_Fast
Well, it is finally time for me to replace the...

Well, it is finally time for me to replace the stock chain on my X which sees 95% street, 5% dirt.

13,800 miles and it is no longer passing the "pull back at center of sprocket" test. It has...
Forum: Thumpers 07-27-2010, 10:55 AM
Replies: 44,461
Views: 8,541,695
Posted By Light_n_Fast
I have an X. Interesting, I suppose the...

I have an X.

Interesting, I suppose the thicker tubes are similar to a stiffer sidewall.

I've lowered the cold pressure a bit. I'm going to have to keep an eye on the temperature and...
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2010, 10:56 AM
Replies: 44,461
Views: 8,541,695
Posted By Light_n_Fast
For those of you that run heavy duty tubes, do...

For those of you that run heavy duty tubes, do you find it necessary to run at lower tire pressures to get the same overall "feel" from your tires?

I ask this because I hadn't really thought...
Forum: Beasts 07-19-2010, 02:21 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 17,983
Posted By Light_n_Fast
2011 Wee-Strom now on Suzuki USA website...

No MSRP yet, but it looks like it's going to be offered in "Pearl Mirage White".
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2010, 11:04 PM
Replies: 44,461
Views: 8,541,695
Posted By Light_n_Fast
A couple of shots from the X. I have some video...

A couple of shots from the X. I have some video but it is way too shaky - had an unstable mount on my windshield. Hope to get some more over the weekend since I've added a better mount!

...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-21-2010, 10:05 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 8,606
Posted By Light_n_Fast
I see a lot of hard and fast rules here about...

I see a lot of hard and fast rules here about paying with cash. That's great if you're trying to sell a book about personal finance, and works for people with little financial discipline, but it is...
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2010, 11:22 PM
Replies: 44,461
Views: 8,541,695
Posted By Light_n_Fast
It seems a lot of people are down on the Safari...

It seems a lot of people are down on the Safari tank the last few pages.

I was very hesitant to buy one. People kept talking about the possible problems of having an additional vacuum pump,...
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2010, 10:57 PM
Replies: 44,461
Views: 8,541,695
Posted By Light_n_Fast
Indeed, as I said at the top of my post, gear...

Indeed, as I said at the top of my post, gear ratio is not dependent on tire size.

But the poster of the question seemed to be getting at the effects of tire/gearing change combinations and not...
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2010, 03:48 PM
Replies: 44,461
Views: 8,541,695
Posted By Light_n_Fast
It is true that the gear ratio is the same...

It is true that the gear ratio is the same regardless of tire size. However, the force applied from the tire to the asphalt will be greater with a smaller diameter tire than a large diameter tire....
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2010, 11:40 AM
Replies: 44,461
Views: 8,541,695
Posted By Light_n_Fast
There are actually two different adjustments...

There are actually two different adjustments available at the lever. Underneath the rubber boot there is a dial adjustment for small changes. Nearby there is also an adjustment that can be made...
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2010, 12:24 PM
Replies: 44,461
Views: 8,541,695
Posted By Light_n_Fast
It really could be either the sidestand or the...

It really could be either the sidestand or the clutch switch.

If you have the key on and the sidestand up you should be able to pull in the clutch and hear a faint click - that is the relay that...
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2010, 11:11 AM
Replies: 44,461
Views: 8,541,695
Posted By Light_n_Fast
Regarding chain tension, I just turned over 11k...

Regarding chain tension, I just turned over 11k miles this weekend on my WRX and am still running the stock chain and sprockets (which are still in good shape). Well, about halfway through my ride...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-24-2010, 09:31 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,316
Posted By Light_n_Fast
This.... ....is awesome! :clap

This....



....is awesome! :clap
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-24-2010, 09:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,164
Posted By Light_n_Fast
I started riding on the back of my dad's bike at...

I started riding on the back of my dad's bike at about the age of 10. We went on a couple of multi-day 300+ mile per day rides within the next year or two. I will admit to dozing off at times, but...
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2010, 09:02 PM
Replies: 44,461
Views: 8,541,695
Posted By Light_n_Fast
Maybe Dirt Bike is trying to shame Yamaha into a...

Maybe Dirt Bike is trying to shame Yamaha into a WR450R? :clap

Doubtful, I know.

I think this article is a direct result of the formulaic way that most magazines have to write articles about...
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2010, 10:43 AM
Replies: 44,461
Views: 8,541,695
Posted By Light_n_Fast
If you do use the bleed screw, I would suggest...

If you do use the bleed screw, I would suggest getting a new crush washer. Mine took an uncomfortable amount of force to stop the slow leaking after the first and *only* time I ever loosened that...
Forum: Trip Planning 02-11-2010, 11:00 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 21,725
Posted By Light_n_Fast
I'm always very good about paying for sites, and...

I'm always very good about paying for sites, and believe in no trace camping whenever possible.
Typically, the payment system is not a burden and the rangers are very friendly, but I have had one...
Forum: Americas 02-05-2010, 10:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 506
Posted By Light_n_Fast
From 126 it is paved for a couple of miles, then...

From 126 it is paved for a couple of miles, then it turns to pretty high speed packed dirt mixed with some gravel for the next 15-20, then as it approaches Lake Billy Chinook it is paved again.
Forum: Americas 02-04-2010, 04:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 506
Posted By Light_n_Fast
Though it doesn't really meet your criteria,...

Though it doesn't really meet your criteria, below is a route I just recently created that I will probably ride some time this summer. I've ridden all of these roads, and they are some of the very...
Forum: Thumpers 01-14-2010, 11:05 PM
Replies: 44,461
Views: 8,541,695
Posted By Light_n_Fast
I like the UHMW idea. Seems like the perfect...

I like the UHMW idea. Seems like the perfect material for this application. If mine ever wears through, that's what I'll probably try to do.

As mentioned, something like a piece of cutting board...
Forum: Thumpers 01-14-2010, 02:56 PM
Replies: 44,461
Views: 8,541,695
Posted By Light_n_Fast
About 10K miles on my '08 WRX now. Stock...

About 10K miles on my '08 WRX now. Stock sprockets, chain, and ride height. Just checked the swingarm protector because you guys got me worried about it. There are some minor grooves near the rear of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-01-2009, 10:45 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 38,021
Posted By Light_n_Fast
I find that there are at least a couple of...

I find that there are at least a couple of different types of tailgaters.

The first are the ones that don't really realize that they are tailgating. They're probably doing other things while...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-01-2009, 10:23 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 24,379
Posted By Light_n_Fast
I ride in Oregon also, and reading your story has...

I ride in Oregon also, and reading your story has had me worried a little about this. On long trips I have to stand to stretch my legs and relieve some weight off my butt.
This probably can't apply...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-03-2009, 10:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,628
Posted By Light_n_Fast
How much it will affect your line depends on how...

How much it will affect your line depends on how much gravel there is, the sharpness of the turn, and how fast you're going.

I've had similar experience, it's always just a slight wobble or shift...
Forum: Thumpers 09-03-2009, 04:58 PM
Replies: 44,461
Views: 8,541,695
Posted By Light_n_Fast
With the upright riding position, your body is...

With the upright riding position, your body is like a sail at those speeds. If you hold on too tight to the bars, you'll introduce a nasty wobble into them. Maybe try to grip more with your legs,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-03-2009, 04:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 846
Posted By Light_n_Fast
I had my left turn signal on, which since she was...

I had my left turn signal on, which since she was coming from my right was probably not very visible. I also have bright white handguards and a white helmet. These are generally very visible and I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-03-2009, 02:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 846
Posted By Light_n_Fast
Indeed. If I had more confidence in my horn...

Indeed. If I had more confidence in my horn scaring the shart out of someone it would have probably been used. :lol3
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