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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 10:52 PM
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Posted By cpallen
I'm 5-9 31" inseam. I have an OEM low seat from...

I'm 5-9 31" inseam. I have an OEM low seat from the Xmoto and it made a huge difference - so much so I am entirely rethinking having to lower it. Too late tonight but I'll take some measurements in...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 06:10 PM
Replies: 7,783
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Posted By cpallen
mini-review from a novice rider: The rear shock...

mini-review from a novice rider: The rear shock does some funny shit that's for sure. Laden it will raise up as the bike heels over, which I am sure is why it pitches me off so frequently. On the...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 03:07 PM
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Posted By cpallen
I can measure mine when I get home - you just...

I can measure mine when I get home - you just want the static unladen clearance?
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2015, 06:24 AM
Replies: 7,783
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Posted By cpallen
Hole Mover Tool :lol3

Hole Mover Tool :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2015, 05:56 AM
Replies: 7,783
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Posted By cpallen
I'm glad you brought this up. I'm tempted to go...

I'm glad you brought this up. I'm tempted to go this route. However, I've been warned that without the reservoir the oil volume is so reduced that there is a significant possibility that it would...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-23-2015, 09:25 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 20,650
Posted By cpallen
Like this?

https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/v/t1.0-9/559825_607066489307412_1346997757_n.jpg?oh=f8556278834975cfe4b69e40221c31cd&oe=55B3E3E4&__gda__=1434058051_2523614b449fce2a5376bb4b7681d...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-23-2015, 07:31 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 20,650
Posted By cpallen
He'll be fine with the MSF class and the written...

He'll be fine with the MSF class and the written test. He won't have to take the riding test at DMV, which is a real PIA. And don't worry Pops, you will seem smarter and smarter to him as the years...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-23-2015, 03:08 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 20,650
Posted By cpallen
Endorsement

Is he taking the MSF Basic class, or taking the DMV riding test? If he's taking the DMV test - the cone weave is where most people fail. Remind him that he can swing wide and use all the available...
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2015, 10:39 AM
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Posted By cpallen
Hey Sean, Konflict Motorsports is local to...

Hey Sean,

Konflict Motorsports is local to me and the place I considered using. They have a great reputation I just can't decide if it would benefit me sufficiently to spend the money. I was going...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-21-2015, 08:22 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 20,650
Posted By cpallen
1911fan: that was great treatment advisory -...

1911fan: that was great treatment advisory - thank you for posting. I did not know that icing was not a good idea - it's somewhat counter-intuitive. I did know that cutting the X and trying to suck...
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2015, 06:32 PM
Replies: 5,739
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Posted By cpallen
Thanks Swamp, and some good advice :lol3

Thanks Swamp, and some good advice :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2015, 10:24 AM
Replies: 5,739
Views: 1,206,728
Posted By cpallen
I just bought a Low X Moto seat on ebay, should...

I just bought a Low X Moto seat on ebay, should get it by the end of next week. I hope that will help when I have to stop. Not that worried about riding comfort because I can always stand up for a...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-15-2015, 10:03 AM
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Posted By cpallen
I guess you could call this 'early bird' :*sip*

I guess you could call this 'early bird' :*sip*
Forum: Road warriors 03-14-2015, 10:16 AM
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Views: 174,187
Posted By cpallen
https://www.flickr.com/photos/niminatan/1618737549...

https://www.flickr.com/photos/niminatan/16187375493/sizes/l/
Forum: Thumpers 03-11-2015, 03:34 PM
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Posted By cpallen
Fastway EVO fit list.

http://www.touratech-usa.com/Store/PN-901-2606/Fastway-Evo-footpegs-F3-BMW-HP2-G650X-G450X

These are 901-2606. The GS1200, etc are 901-2603. I don't know what the difference is for sure, but I...
Forum: Thumpers 03-08-2015, 01:02 PM
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Posted By cpallen
Great idea, thanks for the tip! Googling...

Great idea, thanks for the tip!

Googling "knarp" led me to this:

http://www.amazon.com/Universal-Throttle-Clutch-Repair-Motorcycle/dp/B009YEYN6A/ref=wl_mb_wl_huc_mrai_1_dp
Forum: Road warriors 03-07-2015, 01:03 PM
Replies: 2,326
Views: 386,007
Posted By cpallen
Vague sound effects - maybe clutch slipping from...

Vague sound effects - maybe clutch slipping from oil leaking past a bad transmission seal?
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-27-2015, 12:49 PM
Replies: 754
Views: 170,057
Posted By cpallen
Wouldn't pretty much any fat bar work on the DD?...

Wouldn't pretty much any fat bar work on the DD? Visit your local dirt bike-centric shop and look at the bars on display I'll bet you could find something flatter like a superbike bar for instance:
...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-24-2015, 10:24 PM
Replies: 754
Views: 170,057
Posted By cpallen
two words: stand up A couple of minutes...

two words: stand up

A couple of minutes standing periodically makes a huge difference. It's fun and you get some strange looks too.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-13-2015, 11:19 AM
Replies: 754
Views: 170,057
Posted By cpallen
As far as I know, the C-Bow bags are NLA from SW...

As far as I know, the C-Bow bags are NLA from SW Motech but I think that they are now being sold by Ortlieb.

Oh! here are some: http://www.amotostuff.com/hepco_becker_cbow/640-015-00-01.html
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 7,783
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Posted By cpallen
Is it worth it to fabricate a heat shield for the...

Is it worth it to fabricate a heat shield for the hose, with maybe a section of insulated dryer exhaust duct?
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2015, 07:42 AM
Replies: 7,783
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Posted By cpallen
JP, let me know if those ^ don't work out for...

JP, let me know if those ^ don't work out for you. I put some fastways on my bike and don't expect to go back to the stock pegs.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-11-2015, 03:43 PM
Replies: 754
Views: 170,057
Posted By cpallen
Here's my Aprilia

Well, the engine at least.

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2949/15189402459_95b2398580_z.jpg

Much more fun than the Dorsoduro because it doesn't egg me on into danger!
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-11-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 754
Views: 170,057
Posted By cpallen
Fixed it for ya.

Fixed it for ya.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-10-2015, 08:56 PM
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Posted By cpallen
Me too! Seemingly endless riding options around...

Me too! Seemingly endless riding options around here.....

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8616/16310555678_b29e2c17f4_z.jpg
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-03-2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 754
Views: 170,057
Posted By cpallen
You can also buy 32 oz cans of ethanol-free 92...

You can also buy 32 oz cans of ethanol-free 92 octane gas with Stabil in Lowes and Home Depot in a DOT-approved container. Around $5.
Forum: Road warriors 02-03-2015, 07:18 AM
Replies: 2,326
Views: 386,007
Posted By cpallen
Ted Porter, Beemer Shop has your answers.

Ted Porter, Beemer Shop has your answers.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-28-2015, 08:05 AM
Replies: 754
Views: 170,057
Posted By cpallen
You all are a great group!

You all are a great group!
Forum: Battle scooters 01-19-2015, 04:16 PM
Replies: 3,607
Views: 1,410,529
Posted By cpallen
Yup, they were being sued by employees for some...

Yup, they were being sued by employees for some kind of payroll problem, closed up shop and filed for bankruptcy.
Forum: Thumpers 01-12-2015, 10:55 PM
Replies: 7,783
Views: 1,243,624
Posted By cpallen
Thanks so I know it's not me :D then. The...

Thanks so I know it's not me :D then. The original Saharas were rock solid to faster than I wanted to go but I'm sure they would have sucked most of the places I have ridden so far (less the to and...
Forum: Thumpers 01-11-2015, 11:53 AM
Replies: 7,783
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Posted By cpallen
That's what I am going to try next. The old...

That's what I am going to try next. The old stand-by - the tire all others are compared against.
Forum: Thumpers 01-10-2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 7,783
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Posted By cpallen
Xch Tires

I'm pretty much an off-road novice and I have Pirelli Scorpion Rallies on mine. I think they are fantastic on gravel and damp trails (not been in much mud) but they do not like going faster than 65...
Forum: Thumpers 01-09-2015, 07:51 AM
Replies: 7,783
Views: 1,243,624
Posted By cpallen
Has anyone mentioned the problem where the...

Has anyone mentioned the problem where the exhaust becomes obstructed?
Forum: Battle scooters 01-08-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 3,607
Views: 1,410,529
Posted By cpallen
Talking Answer: snowmobiles :thumb

Answer: snowmobiles :thumb
Forum: Equipment 01-07-2015, 08:09 PM
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Posted By cpallen
It was just all those whiny early adopters.

It was just all those whiny early adopters.
Forum: Thumpers 01-06-2015, 11:17 AM
Replies: 7,783
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Posted By cpallen
Is the drive on the opposite side on the husky?...

Is the drive on the opposite side on the husky? Does that matter?
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-05-2015, 08:10 AM
Replies: 4,968
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Posted By cpallen
I get that but it was a memorable experience,...

I get that but it was a memorable experience, waking up to the sound of a big block v8 powered ski boat echoing through the canyon.
Forum: Thumpers 01-05-2015, 08:08 AM
Replies: 7,783
Views: 1,243,624
Posted By cpallen
I believe that after disconnecting the battery,...

I believe that after disconnecting the battery, or letting it run down to the point that the clock resets on starting, that the TPS recharacterization procedure is required.
1. Turn on ignition...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-04-2015, 10:07 PM
Replies: 4,968
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Posted By cpallen
I think I camped at that spot in 1975!

I think I camped at that spot in 1975!
Forum: Thumpers 01-04-2015, 10:05 PM
Replies: 7,783
Views: 1,243,624
Posted By cpallen
Welcome aboard. FWIW, I don't experience any...

Welcome aboard. FWIW, I don't experience any surging or stalling with mine at all. It's all stock and I usually run 89 octane in mine, going with 91 when mid grade isn't available. There are some...
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