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Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 4,562
Views: 1,095,036
Posted By Kevin K
John Smallberries,Is there a smaller front tire...

John Smallberries,Is there a smaller front tire that would fit the TW? I know it can't be much smaller because of rim width. And I don't know if someone would want to. I'm just asking. I love those...
Forum: 2 smokers 07-24-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 11,054
Posted By Kevin K
Is it worth to fit a rear wheel from a 82/83...

Is it worth to fit a rear wheel from a 82/83 Honda CR
Forum: 2 smokers 07-24-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 904
Posted By Kevin K
I highly doubt it's an air leak Sounds like an...

I highly doubt it's an air leak
Sounds like an ignition issue to me

I bet it's the stator

When I was a boy I would have done anything to have a old man into bikes like me around. I'd be...
Forum: 2 smokers 07-02-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 11,054
Posted By Kevin K
Kenny Adams rode Maico FJ Kevin. There were so...

Kenny Adams rode Maico FJ Kevin. There were so many Maicos on the line back them. I don't think there were any KTMs on the line
Forum: 2 smokers 07-01-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 11,054
Posted By Kevin K
You make the best vintage threads FJKevin. I post...

You make the best vintage threads FJKevin. I post about my KX and I'm the only one that likes to look at it.
I love the look of those year Huskys . I think the only thing I would change on the...
Forum: 2 smokers 07-01-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 11,054
Posted By Kevin K
Do you remeber in 1980(?) when they put a bounty...

Do you remeber in 1980(?) when they put a bounty on Mickey at Etown . The first guy to beat him won money and Kenny Adams was the guy to do it.
Mickey looks exactly the same now as he always has
Forum: Ride reports 03-18-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 2,249
Views: 1,161,919
Posted By Kevin K
I'll bet 99% of all men that ride would do the...

I'll bet 99% of all men that ride would do the same thing as you two if thier pretty wife said "That's a great idea!" when they told her they were thinking of selling the house and quitting work and...
Forum: Ride reports 03-18-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,666
Posted By Kevin K
I love the NX650. That was a hard core trip....

I love the NX650. That was a hard core trip. Hours of cold wringing the guts out of the single cylinder Honda . There had to be some moments that your fun was not so fun. I'd enjoy that ride very...
Forum: 2 smokers 12-30-2013, 01:19 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 126,956
Posted By Kevin K
while dirt bikes are not drugs, at times I find a...

while dirt bikes are not drugs, at times I find a similarity in addictions . I can't help but scheme and plan how I'm going to find the money to get a 81 YZ250 when I'm currently out of work and not...
Forum: 2 smokers 12-28-2013, 06:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,315
Posted By Kevin K
My 79 RM125 had a roller for the chain leading to...

My 79 RM125 had a roller for the chain leading to the countershaft. my 1980 had a wear block instead. I'm just mentioning it because you noted the same difference between the RM400 and PE400.
Forum: 2 smokers 12-28-2013, 08:12 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 126,956
Posted By Kevin K
FJ Kevin, have you ever thought of mounting a...

FJ Kevin, have you ever thought of mounting a 80/81 YZ250 tank? It's less bulky than the 465 tank.
After my current project I may pursue an 81 250. I had one back in the day. I always liked the...
Forum: 2 smokers 12-28-2013, 08:09 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 126,956
Posted By Kevin K
I hope someone here can point me in the right...

I hope someone here can point me in the right direction . I took probably 200+ pics in June at Unadilla. I'm sure not as kick ass as the pics I see posted here, but I still carried my Canon and...
Forum: Equipment 08-18-2013, 04:05 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,313
Posted By Kevin K
I get what you are saying about an accident...

I get what you are saying about an accident waiting to happen with the extra cable. But I never thought that far ahead with a rigid frame, 6' long fork tubes and just the most awkward riding...
Forum: Equipment 08-18-2013, 09:45 AM
Replies: 410
Views: 123,317
Posted By Kevin K
I have had people I would call friends that...

I have had people I would call friends that haven't wanted to help me or be accommodating as much as Paul has. And that's not an exaggeration either
Forum: 2 smokers 08-17-2013, 03:43 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,589
Posted By Kevin K
You are a pretty talented person. Who rewinds...

You are a pretty talented person. Who rewinds thier own stator? ,What does it take to make a seat fresh like that again? Is the blue foam a different density? The original bike was a pretty good base...
Forum: 2 smokers 08-14-2013, 04:26 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 126,956
Posted By Kevin K
Over the Rewind weekend I had to take close to...

Over the Rewind weekend I had to take close to 300 pictures with my canon 20d. Something happened with my memory card as the pictures won't upload to my or anyone else's computer. When I put the card...
Forum: Thumpers 08-09-2013, 07:33 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 10,299
Posted By Kevin K
I think the KLR is the only bike that a 6 gallon...

I think the KLR is the only bike that a 6 gallon tank doesn't look obnoxiously big on
Forum: Thumpers 08-09-2013, 07:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 701
Posted By Kevin K
How much does it cost to ship a bike to Mongolia...

How much does it cost to ship a bike to Mongolia ? Is it hard to get a bike from the US legal there?
Forum: Thumpers 08-09-2013, 07:23 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,665
Posted By Kevin K
I feel if you even question that you will like a...

I feel if you even question that you will like a DR better you are going to. The 2 bikes are at opposite ends of comparison . To me, the only people that argue the worth of Harley's are Harley guys....
Forum: 2 smokers 07-06-2013, 07:07 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 27,421
Posted By Kevin K
You did an amazing job Frank I'm real sure you...

You did an amazing job Frank
I'm real sure you shocks are mounted upside down.
And they won't damp correctly. And lesser reason is there us more unsprung weight
I have never seen those shocks....
Forum: 2 smokers 07-06-2013, 06:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,797
Posted By Kevin K
[QUOTE=EsconDeasy;21802170]I paid $1200 for this...

[QUOTE=EsconDeasy;21802170]I paid $1200 for this one

http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z392/dvpoole/IT490/CIMG0807.jpg

Nice thing about yours (and mine) is that it seems to have most of the...
Forum: Vendors 06-25-2013, 07:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,124
Posted By Kevin K
Sorry for the late replies. Work has kept me from...

Sorry for the late replies. Work has kept me from the internets. But ld rather complain about too much work than not enough

Yes these lights most likely will need a small hole to feed the wire to...
Forum: Vendors 06-23-2013, 06:39 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 30,695
Posted By Kevin K
that's a great product. I once was stuck with a...

that's a great product. I once was stuck with a dead battery in my truck and no one to help me. I slid 2 saw zall blades into the contacts of my Makita 18v cordless drill battery and clipped the...
Forum: Vendors 06-23-2013, 06:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,124
Posted By Kevin K
I can see how you would think they are amber. ...

I can see how you would think they are amber. But they are not. They are available in a very bright white and now red to make the tail light jump out too. They can be wired in to the brake light...
Forum: Vendors 06-22-2013, 06:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,124
Posted By Kevin K
BikViz Conspicuity Lights

These tiny LED lights just may make the difference between the old man in the Chevy Caprice seeing you or pulling out and ruining your day

These lights are small and can be mounted easily without...
Forum: Vendors 06-22-2013, 05:36 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 25,803
Posted By Kevin K
As much as I want a Ohlins shock, I just cant buy...

As much as I want a Ohlins shock, I just cant buy one at this time. Can you change the seal in a KYB shock for my Yamaha WR and get me a stiffer spring?
Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2013, 06:49 AM
Replies: 761
Views: 204,739
Posted By Kevin K
How long have you run the extra oil tank? I...

How long have you run the extra oil tank?
I feel the oil being run through the down tube acts like a oil cooler some. But more is better and our bikes really could use more oil capacity
Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2013, 06:35 AM
Replies: 761
Views: 204,739
Posted By Kevin K
You won't be confused thinking you jumped on your...

You won't be confused thinking you jumped on your KLR650 by accident when you ride the WR down the road. It's a dirtbike and you know it.
The minimum you should do to a WR is install a YZ or...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-25-2013, 07:06 AM
Replies: 22,965
Views: 1,546,966
Posted By Kevin K
I am rarely in the city. But when I do drive...

I am rarely in the city. But when I do drive there it's a whole new world and am very apprehensive. Im sure I could get used to it just like I got used to the first turn in motocross. But in...
Forum: The Garage 01-28-2013, 06:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 955
Posted By Kevin K
Thank you guys . I knew I came to the right people

Thank you guys . I knew I came to the right people
Forum: The Garage 01-27-2013, 08:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 955
Posted By Kevin K
wire connectors

I want to make a few sano wire connections for signals and tail lights. On the rear I want to run a versa light in addition to to signals and a tail light,so ill have to split off of the feeding...
Forum: Road warriors 07-23-2012, 07:43 PM
Replies: 5,556
Views: 1,055,304
Posted By Kevin K
I like that bike . Not a fan of the tail light...

I like that bike . Not a fan of the tail light hanging way out there. the engine design is different .Id like to see it adapted into a supermoto chassis
Forum: Vendors 07-22-2012, 11:03 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 14,590
Posted By Kevin K
n16ht5,what was that company? Lizrdcooler,...

n16ht5,what was that company?

Lizrdcooler, the prototype cooler you machined is pretty trick looking in itself.
Are you going to sell them?
Forum: 2 smokers 06-24-2012, 07:39 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 16,903
Posted By Kevin K
Have Eric Gorr port the cylinder for your style...

Have Eric Gorr port the cylinder for your style of riding. He can also fix the head to keep the motor from detonating.
His prices are very reasonable.His porting will cost less than a IT crank.
You...
Forum: 2 smokers 06-24-2012, 07:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,584
Posted By Kevin K
If you can't find one from a PE I'm not 100% but...

If you can't find one from a PE I'm not 100% but I'm thinking the carb from a 79/80 RM 125 would be very close
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2012, 07:13 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 43,089
Posted By Kevin K
The steel frame WR doesn't have any type of...

The steel frame WR doesn't have any type of damper in the clutch basket. So a YFZ basket is nothing but a help to absorb road shock.
From what I understand the baskets on the YFZ and 03 to 05 WR...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-07-2012, 01:26 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 7,033
Posted By Kevin K
its rare if I hear that a enduro was just...

its rare if I hear that a enduro was just perfect. If its there are too many whoops. There are complaints.(they are called "Enduros") If its too smooth, there are complaints, If the averages are...
Forum: Thumpers 05-06-2012, 04:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,121
Posted By Kevin K
http://i326.photobucket.com/albums/k418/GoMopar440...

http://i326.photobucket.com/albums/k418/GoMopar440/Bikes/WR450/WR1teardown10.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 05-06-2012, 12:11 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,121
Posted By Kevin K
Remove the right airbox cover (the black cover...

Remove the right airbox cover (the black cover your leg rubs against). Under it you will see where Yamaha cast 2 or 3 holes in the plastic. If you cut them out you will get a lot more air. Right now...
Forum: Thumpers 05-06-2012, 11:57 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,121
Posted By Kevin K
I really really like this site. In addition to a...

I really really like this site. In addition to a bunch of hardcore riders that take everything to do with bikes too far, I have noticed a good amount of members that like dogs. My favorite thing to...
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