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Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2015, 08:00 PM
Replies: 107,933
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Posted By sonic reducer
What color plastic tank doesn't look like shit...

What color plastic tank doesn't look like shit after time/miles?
Forum: The Garage 04-09-2015, 10:01 PM
Replies: 4,760
Views: 662,880
Posted By sonic reducer
Those are going to be a bestseller for Lincoln. ...

Those are going to be a bestseller for Lincoln. Everything the miller multimatic is, with a better duty cycle and for about half the price. I'm thinking of picking one up. The dual voltage inputs...
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2015, 08:51 PM
Replies: 107,933
Views: 21,567,189
Posted By sonic reducer
This thread moves too damn fast. Anyone know?

This thread moves too damn fast. Anyone know?
Forum: Thumpers 04-05-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 107,933
Views: 21,567,189
Posted By sonic reducer
I think you need to first establish where the oil...

I think you need to first establish where the oil leak is coming from. Pull the skidplate and clean the heck out of the whole engine area, run the bike a bit to find the leak and then try to make an...
Forum: Thumpers 04-05-2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 107,933
Views: 21,567,189
Posted By sonic reducer
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Forum: Thumpers 04-05-2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 107,933
Views: 21,567,189
Posted By sonic reducer
On a foam air filter setup is there a neoprene...

On a foam air filter setup is there a neoprene foam ring around the base of the filter? After taking the k&n out there was a sealing neoprene ring(makes sense on k&n with hard rubber body). I did...
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2015, 12:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,130
Posted By sonic reducer
Any pics of this? Ie piston and head and the...

Any pics of this? Ie piston and head and the offending nut?
Pretty amazing this could happen without immediate terrible noises and sudden death.
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2015, 11:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,475
Posted By sonic reducer
Rfs?

Rfs?
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-24-2015, 06:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,450
Posted By sonic reducer
Don't the 490s have detonation problems? I...

Don't the 490s have detonation problems?

I was going to say IT/DT series for the lighting coil and wide range trans.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-19-2015, 12:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 959
Posted By sonic reducer
I believe I've heard also of capping the ends,...

I believe I've heard also of capping the ends, pressurizing the pipe with compressed air and carefully heating with a torch. Key word carefully.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-19-2015, 09:08 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,500
Posted By sonic reducer
Yep, sadly the bit has closed. it's something...

Yep, sadly the bit has closed. it's something called the bergschrund now. Haven't been in. The bit was one of the cooler places in that area...
Forum: The Garage 03-15-2015, 01:56 PM
Replies: 4,760
Views: 662,880
Posted By sonic reducer
I would keep the storage up on the wall out of...

I would keep the storage up on the wall out of your hair if possible. No reason to install specialty storage on the edge of your workbench where it could get in the way of what you're doing.
I do...
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,349
Posted By sonic reducer
The good thing about klr's is that you can rack...

The good thing about klr's is that you can rack up a lot of miles relatively easily without sweating maintenance or reliability too much. That peace of mind is worth something. Lets you focus on...
Forum: Thumpers 03-14-2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 107,933
Views: 21,567,189
Posted By sonic reducer
Haha fair enough!:D I just wanted to see if...

Haha fair enough!:D
I just wanted to see if there were any votes of confidence for the foam covers over the k&n. I would definitely not run just the k&n although it seems the PO has. :puke1
Forum: Thumpers 03-14-2015, 11:37 AM
Replies: 107,933
Views: 21,567,189
Posted By sonic reducer
So my new to me dr650 is equipped with a k&n...

So my new to me dr650 is equipped with a k&n which I am not wild about. Would you guys recommend switching back to a foam filter or just run a foam cover on the k&n like pro cycle sells? I trust a...
Forum: Equipment 03-13-2015, 10:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,003
Posted By sonic reducer
I'd look for a giant loop Great Basin used if I...

I'd look for a giant loop Great Basin used if I was you, great setup. And try not to carry fuel on the subframe if possible. Get your toolkit dialled in too there is a great thread on it somewhere...
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2015, 10:21 PM
Replies: 107,933
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Posted By sonic reducer
:clap

:clap
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-12-2015, 07:59 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,070
Posted By sonic reducer
What will you do to the suspension? I'm in a...

What will you do to the suspension?
I'm in a similar boat, just picked up a pretty decently modded DR with 22k on the clock for a good price. Going the 1 bike route, selling my 525 and my litrebike...
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2015, 07:47 PM
Replies: 107,933
Views: 21,567,189
Posted By sonic reducer
Wow that is slick!

Wow that is slick!
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-03-2015, 05:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,942
Posted By sonic reducer
I like the reuse on your crash bars but welding...

I like the reuse on your crash bars but welding on chrome is very toxic. Don't breathe ANY of the fumes. And generally just stay away from vaporizing it.
Forum: The Garage 03-02-2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 4,760
Views: 662,880
Posted By sonic reducer
Mig solid wire ie regular old er70-s6 as opposed...

Mig solid wire ie regular old er70-s6 as opposed to flux core and /or dual shield. More common in general fabrication.

As for what is the deal with the wire settings, first make sure you have the...
Forum: The Garage 03-01-2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 4,760
Views: 662,880
Posted By sonic reducer
When working with a smaller welder it is helpful...

When working with a smaller welder it is helpful to have all joints with perfect bevels. On a butt joint you might go for 45* or slightly greater included angle leaving a very small flat at the root...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-26-2015, 03:49 PM
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Posted By sonic reducer
I'm looking for a tank bag that would fit well on...

I'm looking for a tank bag that would fit well on a dr650 ims 4.9 tank, anyone have one?
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2015, 12:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 338
Posted By sonic reducer
Is the crankcase vent tube unrestricted and...

Is the crankcase vent tube unrestricted and hooked up correctly? Blowby? Too much oil? Some combination thereof?
Sounds like some excess crankcase pressure.
Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2015, 04:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 808
Posted By sonic reducer
Xr400. That was my first dirtbike too, I'd get...

Xr400. That was my first dirtbike too, I'd get another for sure. You can swap countershaft sprockets easily for wider range.
Starting can be finicky until you get the routine down or get an fcr. ...
Forum: Thumpers 02-03-2015, 06:29 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 16,480
Posted By sonic reducer
Great job on the bends! And I really dig that...

Great job on the bends! And I really dig that hardware from bung king. I'm going to have to plan a project just to utilize some of their stuff! Are you going off bend tech for your layout? What...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-02-2015, 06:23 PM
Replies: 709
Views: 202,226
Posted By sonic reducer
Well you aren't an accountant are you!:deal

Well you aren't an accountant are you!:deal
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-31-2015, 02:20 AM
Replies: 11,337
Views: 2,301,222
Posted By sonic reducer
Is the xs650 "bobber" fad still a thing? ...

Is the xs650 "bobber" fad still a thing? Nowadays I'm pleasantly surprised to see a stock standard.
Forum: Thumpers 01-29-2015, 05:12 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 16,480
Posted By sonic reducer
Cool project. Are you familiar with proper...

Cool project. Are you familiar with proper design and fabrication of gussets? I am no expert on the design factor but I know from personal experience that it's a major issue on thin wall high...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-18-2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,326
Posted By sonic reducer
I'd say the most precision in a frame jig has to...

I'd say the most precision in a frame jig has to be in the way the head tube is held compared to how the swingarm pivot bolt is held. That is the hard part. Keeping precision in homemade adjustable...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-25-2014, 11:24 PM
Replies: 11,337
Views: 2,301,222
Posted By sonic reducer
May be that it's someone else's idea?

May be that it's someone else's idea?
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-24-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 554
Posted By sonic reducer
Camping/riding for thanksgiving?

Anyone have any ideas about areas for a 3-4 day weekend camping trip with some trail riding in wa or perhaps northern or? Having a hard time figuring out what is open and/or passable. Some light...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 11-21-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 30,507
Posted By sonic reducer
all suzuki parts: gs500 engine-aircooled,...

all suzuki parts:

gs500 engine-aircooled, 270* ptwin, bombproof, 6sp, 50 ish hp, e-start, decent stator output
drz chassis-light enough, capable enough
oil cooler
no major component redesigns...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-21-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,993
Posted By sonic reducer
what is wrong with bicycles? never need to plug...

what is wrong with bicycles? never need to plug those in or worry about running out of juice.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-30-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 6,965
Views: 1,272,859
Posted By sonic reducer
thanks for the link. I'm looking at getting a...

thanks for the link. I'm looking at getting a cbx(or a cbf) for an all-rounder since there is a lot to like about them, fuel economy and therefor longer range with less weight in fuel, just enough...
Forum: Thumpers 10-29-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,181
Posted By sonic reducer
oil change- filters/screens can get changed every...

oil change- filters/screens can get changed every other time when not beating on it. consider this- the oil is filtered from more points in the oiling system the way ktm set it up, worth the extra...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-28-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 6,965
Views: 1,272,859
Posted By sonic reducer
Has anyone stateside done a suspension swap to...

Has anyone stateside done a suspension swap to the Cb500x similar to the Thai rally bikes yet?
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-25-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,289
Posted By sonic reducer
that sounds about right. I'd be tempted to go...

that sounds about right.
I'd be tempted to go by a machine shop with your parts and ask if theyre runnable. some polishing work might be possible. otherwise source a replacement head off ebay or...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-23-2014, 11:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,289
Posted By sonic reducer
definitely do NOT start the engine on diesel as...

definitely do NOT start the engine on diesel as the lube oil. it's ok to fill the crankcase full of diesel as long as you drain it thoroughly and maybe flush a bit of oil through.
very fine metal...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-22-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 896
Views: 55,494
Posted By sonic reducer
I hear ya but it's been in the 60's in late...

I hear ya but it's been in the 60's in late october here, not exactly auspicious. will get some good B/C days regardless I'm sure
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