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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-11-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,454
Posted By revmaaatin
what are the side walls doing?

YW--Thanks for the reply,
IT would be interesting to see what the tire/sidewall/edge is doing, perhaps recorded with a GoPro; perhaps measure the tire contact/patch for various lean angles.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-11-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,454
Posted By revmaaatin
Mr Answer Man!

YW--
I am fascinated by your use of the car tire and your personal experimentation!
A couple of Q's; please understand, I don't have any real experience with cruisers or heavy bikes...but miles of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-01-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 33,087
Views: 8,066,021
Posted By revmaaatin
Thanks.

NOW, I can see the thin line spelling Ducati...as I suspected but did not see this model when I goggled around the factory sites..
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-01-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 4,077
Views: 563,075
Posted By revmaaatin
It very well may be; we might be seeing the...

It very well may be; we might be seeing the 'last' or the first of a series of locks,
or,
It could be that the cartographer does not show all the necessary symbols, (some locks located off the map)...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-31-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 4,077
Views: 563,075
Posted By revmaaatin
Curious people are still (easily) amazed!

Well, perhaps. From your link:

In addition to the bridge, a double lock (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lock_(water_transport)) was constructed to allow vessels to descend from the level of the...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-31-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 4,077
Views: 563,075
Posted By revmaaatin
another observation.

I actually think the upper canal is a closed system/loop (or nearly so) as well.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-31-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 4,077
Views: 563,075
Posted By revmaaatin
I agree-

So does the upper bridge experience any increase or stress when a barge/ferry crosses?
and is my first guess is correct;
the mass of the ship/barge ie 60T displaces 60T of water and is now...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-31-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 4,077
Views: 563,075
Posted By revmaaatin
Was in central South Dakota; presently on Family...

Was in central South Dakota; presently on Family Leave or leave of absence.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-31-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 4,077
Views: 563,075
Posted By revmaaatin
Physics guru and engineers; a question

Wow.
That picture begs a question. grin.

Physics guru and engineers; a question--

This is a question about the weight limit of the upper bridge:
As I understand it, a ships...
Forum: Americas 08-31-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,207
Posted By revmaaatin
put gas in it and go!

It appears to me, ~90% of the 'world' rides a 125/150cc for thousands of miles every year. You just don't go as fast!

I rode a KLR250 1750 miles in 5 days.
So can you!
One of the best rides I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-30-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 33,087
Views: 8,066,021
Posted By revmaaatin
ID this bike?

Can someone ID this bike; I am especially curious about the swing arm, sprocket, chain
Forum: Thumpers 08-07-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 24,183
Views: 4,134,110
Posted By revmaaatin
Film at 11; early edition!

Well, all is well.
It runs out of gas in the ON position. As it should.
It restarts in PRI (prime) and then continues to run in RES (reserve).
It will restart after it dies when placed in RES as a...
Forum: Thumpers 08-07-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 24,183
Views: 4,134,110
Posted By revmaaatin
Test Run 1 about to commence!

That was Samuel's suspicion, the petcock was not operating correctly.
I was not there so I cannot ascertain if he cranked it long enough; he was smart enough not to kill the battery. Smart kid.
...
Forum: Thumpers 08-07-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 24,183
Views: 4,134,110
Posted By revmaaatin
Fuel Petcock mysteries-

We had a fuel 'lesson' out on the South Dakota prairie this week.
A very thin we, it was my 18y/o son...one of those 'build character experiences; running out of gas WAY out in Bravo Foxtrot Egypt....
Forum: Vendors 03-13-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 1,081
Views: 149,095
Posted By revmaaatin
Are you going to be in Rapid City, SD this year?

Are you going to be in Rapid City, SD this year?
Forum: Thumpers 03-11-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 24,183
Views: 4,134,110
Posted By revmaaatin
Anti-seeze is helpful here--

and here is another visual-reason to use anti-seeze on your sparkplugs when you install them.

Thanks to the OP for the great pic!
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 24,183
Views: 4,134,110
Posted By revmaaatin
spring dings to bike and body

Same, same: I dropped the KLX250 on me last May, wheels pointed way up hill and gas running out of the cap onto ATGATT.
Small panic followed...lower bike frame was laying across the top of the MX...
Forum: Ride reports 09-24-2013, 08:50 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 99,362
Posted By revmaaatin
Read your ride report yesterday filled with...

Read your ride report yesterday filled with wonderful pictures; today it is laced with billboard substitutes out the yang-ying....
Is is my computer or did some 'happen'?

Also searching for a...
Forum: Thumpers 09-22-2013, 03:32 PM
Replies: 24,183
Views: 4,134,110
Posted By revmaaatin
Repair your airbox with this simple trick

Red-
You might be able to use superglue and baking soda to repair the small hole. Make sure the pin hole is clean-beyond-belief; drop a spot of superglue on the hole and sprinkle baking soda on it. ...
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2013, 05:29 PM
Replies: 24,183
Views: 4,134,110
Posted By revmaaatin
one day service

My goodness, I feel your pain.

You can get any part(s) you desperately need next day air using your Suzuki dealer.
It will cost you, of course.

We did this very thing in Riverton, WY when we...
Forum: Thumpers 06-03-2013, 12:44 PM
Replies: 24,183
Views: 4,134,110
Posted By revmaaatin
bike is surging

Surging is not always a carb problem--
Take a close look at your chain/sprocket condition;
chains that are near the end of their service life will 'surge' making you think that it is a fuel...
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2013, 06:18 PM
Replies: 24,183
Views: 4,134,110
Posted By revmaaatin
Thanks for the link.

Thanks.
That is incredible.
I went to the full explanation,
http://trailtech.net/tto_tach-hour.html

scroll down to the bottom:
and all you do is just wrap the sparkplug wire with a few...
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2013, 09:24 AM
Replies: 24,183
Views: 4,134,110
Posted By revmaaatin
source and name please

The Tach is right here m8 :deal

http://i660.photobucket.com/albums/uu329/liran-2009/DRZ400S/drz114_zpsa452e953.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 05-27-2013, 06:17 PM
Replies: 24,183
Views: 4,134,110
Posted By revmaaatin
where's the tac?

I recently did 55+ miles of freeway, all at 75-80mph+ for the whole time, bike runs great at that speed, right around 7K rpm's.

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How did you measure the 7K rpm's?

How did you...
Forum: Thumpers 05-23-2013, 09:08 AM
Replies: 24,183
Views: 4,134,110
Posted By revmaaatin
Nice post. On my DRZ 400S I am running the...

Nice post.
On my DRZ 400S
I am running the 13/44; moral equivelant of the 14/47.
The new sprockets sitting on the bench are the 47 Rear, moving back and forth from 15 to 13.
this will require a...
Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2013, 07:41 AM
Replies: 24,183
Views: 4,134,110
Posted By revmaaatin
Spring in, spring out--it is raining in the Black Hills.

Left and right seals.
Who knew?

After commenting earlier that I discovered the seal with the garter spring visible, I subsequently reversed the seal during a tire change, I see the list wisdom...
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2013, 08:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 531
Posted By revmaaatin
[QUOTE=Muddler;21455459]Did my wheel bearings and...

[QUOTE=Muddler;21455459]Did my wheel bearings and seals the other day and was surprised there wasnt a lot of info on the web. Therefore I thought I would get a bit of a list going. Im no expert, so...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-21-2013, 08:38 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 35,617
Posted By revmaaatin
Great Link!

That 450 is my all time favorite Honda.
When I was in high school, one of the kids bought that bike as a sophmore and was the envy of the rest of us 'Hodaka' budget riders!
As I best I can...
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2013, 09:50 PM
Replies: 24,183
Views: 4,134,110
Posted By revmaaatin
sometimes new is the best route. shrug.

[QUOTE=dentedvw;21444740]My DR is seeming long in the tooth. A few things I could use advice on:

SNIP.

Next up is the coolant reservoir. I poked a hole in it with a rock, it was sun baked...
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2013, 11:36 AM
Replies: 24,183
Views: 4,134,110
Posted By revmaaatin
Ah, what is the secret of chain manit.

Welcome back to the dark side of chain life. grin.

One thing to remember:<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>
Most c/s (counter-shaft)...
Forum: Thumpers 05-08-2013, 09:15 PM
Replies: 24,183
Views: 4,134,110
Posted By revmaaatin
I kept both

My KLR 650 will remain my distance, gravel road bike.
I have one bike now with the Dunlop 607 and it is a thrill a minute on the paved canyons. grin.
The KLX250 and the DRZ400 is just right for...
Forum: Thumpers 05-08-2013, 09:10 PM
Replies: 24,183
Views: 4,134,110
Posted By revmaaatin
Need a number, a real number....

What chain length are you using for your 15/49? 112?

Shout me up in the fall when you come.
I am at Exit 32, Sturgis.
m.
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2013, 10:50 PM
Replies: 24,183
Views: 4,134,110
Posted By revmaaatin
same song, different verse

[QUOTE=phlatlander;21356856]I think Fifthcircle hit the nail on the head concerning gearing for Moab.

SNIP
More NOOB questions--this time about chain links:
I see in the manual that a 14/47...
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2013, 10:41 PM
Replies: 24,183
Views: 4,134,110
Posted By revmaaatin
same song, different lo-cal

oops. busted.
Never met a motorcycle I did not like; some more than others.
Checking out the other variety of Kool-aid available.
The KLR650 is to heavy for my advancing age...cough. for the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2013, 08:41 PM
Replies: 24,183
Views: 4,134,110
Posted By revmaaatin
We got not stinking pictures....

Well,
do you want it in the woods or up on the lift? grin.
m.
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2013, 06:13 PM
Replies: 24,183
Views: 4,134,110
Posted By revmaaatin
13T sprocket

10 days and counting to launch time to Moab. yep.

NOOB concern:
New to the DRZ community--bike had a 15/44 and a 19" front wheel.
Relaced the front to 21" yesterday and presently geared at...
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2013, 02:08 PM
Replies: 24,183
Views: 4,134,110
Posted By revmaaatin
Order Up! or at least in....

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Onefifty!
Well that was certainly fast!
I'll order them RIGHT NOW.

now, go back to work...(grin)
Me? Monday is my day off!

m.[/QUOTE]
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2013, 12:56 PM
Replies: 24,183
Views: 4,134,110
Posted By revmaaatin
That reply was certainly fast enough

Here you go, thats the set i have on my bike

https://www.thumpertalk.com/shop/ThumperTalk-DRZ-Case-Shields-Combo-Pack-BP-TT-DRZ400COM-p2006766599.html[/QUOTE]


SNIP

Onefifty!
Well that...
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2013, 12:42 PM
Replies: 24,183
Views: 4,134,110
Posted By revmaaatin
Yikes! that left a mark

[QUOTE=150ron;21239978]Looking for a Stator side cover, my buddy's DRZ has been dropped on that side once too many times, it has been fixed with JB weld twice allready.
...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-20-2013, 01:03 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,139
Posted By revmaaatin
any friends of MW?

[QUOTE=MWValley;21202966]Wade,

Great to hear you're in good shape after last year's get-off. Good on ya mate. I don't know if I am going to have to work that day or not quite yet. Love to do the...
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