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Forum: Road warriors 07-23-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 7,941
Views: 1,187,371
Posted By BikePilot
No one really makes what I'd like as far as I...

No one really makes what I'd like as far as I know. If someone could make a Superduke 1290-like thing with better fuel range, most of the details ironed out (e.g., rear wheels that could be counted...
Forum: Road warriors 07-23-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 811
Posted By BikePilot
There's nothing that's comfortable for 2-up road...

There's nothing that's comfortable for 2-up road riding and can be safely transported by a hitch-mounted carrier on a car. You'd be lucky to get that to work with a heavy duty truck. Hitch carriers...
Forum: Road warriors 07-23-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 11,653
Posted By BikePilot
I find the feet-forward thing painful. I've put...

I find the feet-forward thing painful. I've put >30k miles on a cruiser so have some experience with them and much over 100 miles at a time had my back aching. I think I could get by better on a...
Forum: Road warriors 07-23-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,407
Posted By BikePilot
Re the wheel lacing probably best to find someone...

Re the wheel lacing probably best to find someone experienced with it. It's a skill that takes time and practice to get right. If you have an interest in it have at it, just expect to have to work...
Forum: Road warriors 07-23-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 11,653
Posted By BikePilot
I dislike cruisers of any make due to the way...

I dislike cruisers of any make due to the way they sacrifice ergonomic and performance function to achieve a certain aesthetic (and one I'm not crazy about). As for Harley I'm not against them other...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-23-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,568
Posted By BikePilot
High side a few times then you won't be afraid of...

High side a few times then you won't be afraid of low sides :lol3

But seriously, to be safe on a moto imo you have to be comfortable with the bike sliding around some--not that it should happen...
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 22,025
Views: 2,644,703
Posted By BikePilot
The EFI bits from the honda 700cc quad might just...

The EFI bits from the honda 700cc quad might just be pretty close to working. The quad and XRR share some engine design aspects. Otherwise I'd look at adapting the EFI system from a MX bike--they...
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 25,836
Views: 3,107,186
Posted By BikePilot
No difference in wiring from the 250 to 350, not...

No difference in wiring from the 250 to 350, not sure if there's a difference from '90 to '93 but if there is it shouldn't be major. The ECUs are different. The 250 has more advance and a higher...
Forum: Trials 07-20-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,636
Posted By BikePilot
I use left over in something other than a 2t...

I use left over in something other than a 2t competition machine. It doesn't seem to gum up, but my bikes run better on fresh fuel. I've been told the oil mixed in breaks down and doesn't lube as...
Forum: Americas 07-19-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,268
Posted By BikePilot
You can get by just fine by putting rain gear...

You can get by just fine by putting rain gear over (on the outside) your standard armored gear (turns armor into insulation). That said I've seen temps in the 20s and falling snow in Colorado in...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-13-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,725
Posted By BikePilot
My guess is that a sprocket was forged badly with...

My guess is that a sprocket was forged badly with a small flaw. The machined bit facing out and the melted looking bit was supposed to be one piece with the sprocket, but due to the forging flaw...
Forum: Face plant 07-13-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,549
Posted By BikePilot
It would help to know what you were riding, but...

It would help to know what you were riding, but generally it'd be wise to measure the forks to verify that they are straight (typically the chromed bit will bend before the aluminum bit). You can...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-13-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,930
Posted By BikePilot
FWIW Star, Timberline, etc. at Taylor aren't all...

FWIW Star, Timberline, etc. at Taylor aren't all that tough. I rode them without difficulty on my CR250R and XR650R and I'm not particularly gifted when it comes to technical stuff.

The Alpine...
Forum: Face plant 07-13-2014, 05:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,072
Posted By BikePilot
Sorry to hear it, glad the GF is ok. Maybe a...

Sorry to hear it, glad the GF is ok. Maybe a small, light bike would be a better way of getting back into the saddle after time off.
Forum: Road warriors 07-13-2014, 05:11 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 15,263
Posted By BikePilot
Another option if you want a comfy, inexpensive...

Another option if you want a comfy, inexpensive track worth v2 is a TL1000R. Very wide, comfy seat and roomy egros. Motor is awesome (similar peak power as the RC and a bunch more wallop in the...
Forum: Trials 07-13-2014, 04:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,189
Posted By BikePilot
Don't know on tq specs. I think the last two...

Don't know on tq specs. I think the last two stroke I rebuilt was 16 ft lbs. Also don't know on temp, but it'll likely be in the 160-180 deg F range.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-12-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,237
Posted By BikePilot
That is nuts, insanely brazen of the criminal. ...

That is nuts, insanely brazen of the criminal. Could easily have gotten shot pulling a stunt like that. I'd guess that the bike is being used for running drugs in the 'hood. I've been in some...
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2014, 04:10 AM
Replies: 22,025
Views: 2,644,703
Posted By BikePilot
Your dealer is probably confusing the XR with the...

Your dealer is probably confusing the XR with the CRF--the CRF requires a narrow chain so that won't fit. Should be fine on the XR.
Forum: Trials 07-12-2014, 04:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,189
Posted By BikePilot
100 psi is super low for a two stroke, especially...

100 psi is super low for a two stroke, especially a trials bike two stroke. It's possible that the head gasket is leaking and causing the low compression pressure and the coolant puking. I'd pull...
Forum: Trials 07-12-2014, 03:54 AM
Replies: 485
Views: 111,359
Posted By BikePilot
Thanks, noted!

Thanks, noted!
Forum: Australia 07-11-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,993
Posted By BikePilot
I'd probably race the mexican 1000 and then bum...

I'd probably race the mexican 1000 and then bum around mexico 'till I ran out of time.
Forum: Trials 07-11-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 485
Views: 111,359
Posted By BikePilot
haha, it's a gif that google+ automatically did...

haha, it's a gif that google+ automatically did of my pics, I thought it was cool. pretty sure it's an endless loop :norton

Any tips on riding down the log? I rarely make it even this far
...
Forum: Trials 07-11-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 485
Views: 111,359
Posted By BikePilot
How's this for a front-wheel bounce? ...

How's this for a front-wheel bounce?

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-X9znOv7q_vA/U7_1te2FyHI/AAAAAAAAOhM/10JYN8ayyyo/w630-h420-no/IMG_1492.JPG...
Forum: Trials 07-10-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 485
Views: 111,359
Posted By BikePilot
Tarheel Wheeler, none taken at all, I very much...

Tarheel Wheeler, none taken at all, I very much appreciate the advice! I need to get the rest of the pics off the camera, I did manage to plant the front wheel pretty well (I think), but did not...
Forum: Trials 07-09-2014, 05:53 AM
Replies: 485
Views: 111,359
Posted By BikePilot
Thanks, very helpful! I've zapped (I think...

Thanks, very helpful! I've zapped (I think that's what it's called, planted the front wheel really hard about 8" below the top of the face, gased it hard, hopped the rear about half way up, stuck it...
Forum: Trials 07-09-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 485
Views: 111,359
Posted By BikePilot
Thanks! I've managed to do that when I'm...

Thanks! I've managed to do that when I'm straight-on at the log, but when I'm not turned I haven't figured out how to let the suspension work that way. Maybe I need to get my floater down better so...
Forum: Trials 07-09-2014, 03:52 AM
Replies: 485
Views: 111,359
Posted By BikePilot
My dad and I have been building some stuff in his...

My dad and I have been building some stuff in his backyard. Thoughts on the setup or my technique?

http://youtu.be/1E1I4gzhp0c
Forum: Road warriors 06-22-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 9,532
Posted By BikePilot
Only once. In a frightful spat of practical...

Only once. In a frightful spat of practical thinking I bought a PC800 for commuting. Hated it immensely and got rid of it in less than 24 hours from time of purchase :lol3
Forum: Trials 06-17-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,669
Posted By BikePilot
Ha nice! :lol3

Ha nice! :lol3
Forum: Beasts 05-25-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,713
Posted By BikePilot
Wow, nice job finding that one! Re the...

Wow, nice job finding that one!

Re the laptop, I've not found any of mine sensitive to shocks, at least not shocks the bike sees. My Lenovo x series has probably 50k+ miles in a top case or...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 05-25-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 706
Posted By BikePilot
Of all the states I've lived in long enough to...

Of all the states I've lived in long enough to work with their DMVs (VA, MA, FL, CA, CO) FL is by far the most easy going. No direct experience with registering while in country on a visa, but I...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 05-25-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,824
Posted By BikePilot
I've made that route a few times (or roughly, DC...

I've made that route a few times (or roughly, DC to Naples and back several times). Only a couple times were mostly for fun though. On those I didn't really plan much of a route and just headed...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 05-25-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 16,289
Posted By BikePilot
:lol3 good stuff. I used to rather dislike...

:lol3 good stuff. I used to rather dislike Florida, always had a soft spot for mountains. But after 2+ years here I rather enjoy it. Certainly an upgrade from the DC area :clap

One thing that...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-25-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 11,935
Views: 1,499,045
Posted By BikePilot
The power thing was due to jetting setup changing...

The power thing was due to jetting setup changing from the factory. It's a touch heavier, but also handles better than the '69. Once you fit chambers and jet them right they are all the same as...
Forum: Beasts 05-25-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,176
Posted By BikePilot
Generally it's not too hard to separate the...

Generally it's not too hard to separate the chrome bit from the cast aluminum axle holder. Most have a set pin or set screw and are threaded. Take the fork leg apart, remove the securing pin/screw,...
Forum: Beasts 05-25-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,850
Posted By BikePilot
Modifications can work out really well, but have...

Modifications can work out really well, but have to be done with thought and attention to engineering and execution. It's certainly not uncommon for manufactures to build bikes with a number of...
Forum: Beasts 05-25-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,713
Posted By BikePilot
Nice, enjoy! I've never heard of a motorcycle...

Nice, enjoy! I've never heard of a motorcycle that new being a "barn find", wild!
What year is your XT? The 2010 generally doesn't have wheelbearing issues (uses 3 bearings in the rear wheel...
Forum: Road warriors 05-25-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,776
Posted By BikePilot
The Ninja 300 will be very much like your 250,...

The Ninja 300 will be very much like your 250, just a bit more refined, a little more power, a bit more weight. But same overall feel and character. You still have to rev it very high to get much...
Forum: Thumpers 05-09-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,865
Posted By BikePilot
I own neither, have ridden both, and found the DR...

I own neither, have ridden both, and found the DR a little smoother than the KLR. It also seems better put together all around and would be my choice of the two. The Husqvarna TE610 and 630 is also...
Forum: Thumpers 05-09-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,326
Posted By BikePilot
It really varies a lot also with terrain. Most...

It really varies a lot also with terrain. Most of the mpgs posted in this thread I think are steady throttle, moderate speed on hard surfaces. Tight sandy trails will cause it to dip as will really...
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