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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 11:13 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,388
Posted By villageidiot
rick at cogent dynamics set me up so sweet like. ...

rick at cogent dynamics set me up so sweet like.

i did the stock shock body with custom shaft with rebound dampening, and a 8.4 spring to handle my 310lbs. up front went with .55 springs, and...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 10:59 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,388
Posted By villageidiot
i had a triumph bonneville a couple years back,...

i had a triumph bonneville a couple years back, it was a new 13, bought late 12.

was a great city bike, but a bit small and cramped, and on the highway, was just begging for an extra gear. also...
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,388
Posted By villageidiot
something like this? ...

something like this?

http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/mcy/4858548797.html

i have no dog in this fight, i do however know this seller and have for about 10 years, he keeps his shit well...
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2015, 07:33 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,388
Posted By villageidiot
Simple carbs, power, tall, good in dirt...... ...

Simple carbs, power, tall, good in dirt......

Ktm 950 super enduro.

Simple, power, tall better than average in dirt, less than your budget, ktm 950 adventure.

The 950 adv can be had country...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-22-2015, 10:40 PM
Replies: 575
Views: 42,763
Posted By villageidiot
My DV ride isn't til the end of March. I believe...

My DV ride isn't til the end of March. I believe there is some DV get together this weekend. But not 100%.
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2015, 09:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 340
Posted By villageidiot
typically its a spacer under the top out spring,...

typically its a spacer under the top out spring, and a shortened spring.

3" spacer, 3" shorter spring.

will lower the bike 3" and limit the travel by 3"
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2015, 09:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 340
Posted By villageidiot
are you trying to shorten or just limit the...

are you trying to shorten or just limit the travel?

i think if you put a spacer where it says add, and cut the spring accordingly, it'll lower it.
Forum: Battle scooters 01-22-2015, 09:24 PM
Replies: 575
Views: 42,763
Posted By villageidiot
DV is the last weekend of march, have to finish...

DV is the last weekend of march, have to finish the DR build, and my bicycle build, then NASCAR (i don't care for the race, but its good bro time with my best cousin), THEN its DV for the noobs...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-22-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 575
Views: 42,763
Posted By villageidiot
Doffo winery is GREAT! i don't drink, but my...

Doffo winery is GREAT!

i don't drink, but my friends do. one of my friends is a friend of the owner of the winery, we went out there to check it out (after riding de luz rd etc) and we were...
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,388
Posted By villageidiot
hard to beat a vstrom for this situation.... itll...

hard to beat a vstrom for this situation.... itll cruise 90+ and loves to rev. its a little more sure footed, though strong winds had pushed me around a few times. I never really had the vstrom off...
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2015, 10:39 PM
Replies: 103,614
Views: 20,458,500
Posted By villageidiot
Yup

Yup
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2015, 09:59 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,388
Posted By villageidiot
Vstrom is hard to beat, I've had 2. Both stone...

Vstrom is hard to beat, I've had 2. Both stone reliable. Better than a dr everywhere but dirt.

Though I will say, my dr is more fun stop light to stop light and splitting lanes etc. Also, less...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-21-2015, 08:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 442
Posted By villageidiot
why? don't wanna be argumentative but i don't...

why? don't wanna be argumentative but i don't understand. other than keeping the board away from a potentially damaging car etc whilst right laning.
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,388
Posted By villageidiot
im 6'2 and currently 310...... slowly dropping. ...

im 6'2 and currently 310...... slowly dropping.

my dr650 fits and carries my weight great. i did change bars, along with an inch taller riser, and put on lowered footpegs, also had cogent...
Forum: Hacks 01-20-2015, 10:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 739
Posted By villageidiot
Can get a small kubota tractor alternator pretty...

Can get a small kubota tractor alternator pretty inexpensivly (about 75usd) and it'll put out a cool 55 amps all day long. It's pretty small too I think less than 6" diameter. Easily set up as a one...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-20-2015, 09:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 442
Posted By villageidiot
i would also mount the board the other way, so...

i would also mount the board the other way, so the nose rise is aimed at the front wheel, might help with a little less "plowing" at speed.
Forum: Thumpers 01-18-2015, 09:51 PM
Replies: 103,614
Views: 20,458,500
Posted By villageidiot
Fuck that. Get off that ledge. As they...

Fuck that. Get off that ledge.

As they say....."better you than me"
Forum: Thumpers 01-18-2015, 08:46 PM
Replies: 103,614
Views: 20,458,500
Posted By villageidiot
I don't have the vapor setup. Just the clamps and...

I don't have the vapor setup. Just the clamps and handguards. I like the simple stock gauge that comes on the bike.
Forum: Thumpers 01-18-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 103,614
Views: 20,458,500
Posted By villageidiot
i use an industrial hose shop, they make the hose...

i use an industrial hose shop, they make the hose to whatever length i want it. id search your area for a local shop to have one made. they make it from braided stainless. i usually order the black...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-18-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 575
Views: 42,763
Posted By villageidiot
yeah, I've done the Jtree, johnson valley,...

yeah, I've done the Jtree, johnson valley, etc......

dr got a bit dusty today, rode out to rowher flats to see some buds, one of which was entered into an enduro race, so we went to give support....
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-17-2015, 11:07 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,691
Posted By villageidiot
No tears!

No tears!
Forum: Battle scooters 01-16-2015, 07:13 PM
Replies: 575
Views: 42,763
Posted By villageidiot
Sam, you make palm springs look good...... i...

Sam,

you make palm springs look good...... i usually can't get thru that place fast enough. hipster kids swarming all over the mid century modern stuff. meh.

see ya around.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-12-2015, 08:17 AM
Replies: 9,069
Views: 646,931
Posted By villageidiot
and you complain of having too many bikes in the...

and you complain of having too many bikes in the garage now?!?!
Forum: The Garage 01-12-2015, 07:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 355
Posted By villageidiot
The moose easy pull will definitely reduce the...

The moose easy pull will definitely reduce the effort it takes to pull the clutch in.

As for getting the lever closer to the bar to "cover" easier, you'll have to get adjustable reach levers. I...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-11-2015, 07:55 PM
Replies: 5,181
Views: 223,920
Posted By villageidiot
fit means go

fit means go
Forum: Thumpers 01-11-2015, 01:50 PM
Replies: 103,614
Views: 20,458,500
Posted By villageidiot
likely could have, but they'd be VERY squished up...

likely could have, but they'd be VERY squished up to the top and i don't like that look either.

I've ordered some 13" shock sox to replace them with. i was unable to find shorter stock style boots.
Forum: Battle scooters 01-11-2015, 12:17 PM
Replies: 575
Views: 42,763
Posted By villageidiot
i have ridden the street with the updated...

i have ridden the street with the updated suspension, i have not ridden dirt on this thing at all yet. I'm still breakin her in nicely.

i did swap to 5wt oil as well. very nice suspension setup....
Forum: Battle scooters 01-11-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 575
Views: 42,763
Posted By villageidiot
their drop in cartridges are a bit different than...

their drop in cartridges are a bit different than the ricor option, or the race tech gold valve. these are called DDC'S and its some sort of voodoo to me. they go in directly under the spring, no...
Forum: Thumpers 01-11-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 103,614
Views: 20,458,500
Posted By villageidiot
villageidiots DR650

ok, heres some pics of the mighty DR650 thus far.

http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e318/villageidiot327/72E0F52D-418D-42C6-A729-6F62388F72D7_zpshlteubaz.jpg
...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-11-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 575
Views: 42,763
Posted By villageidiot
Baby, its cold outside.

since its cold (relative) and rainy, again relative.

i won't be out logging break in miles on the mighty DR. i might as well do what i do second best. cook.

(first best is work on cars)
...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-11-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 575
Views: 42,763
Posted By villageidiot
::warning not scooter related::

ok, heres some pics of the mighty DR650 thus far.

http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e318/villageidiot327/72E0F52D-418D-42C6-A729-6F62388F72D7_zpshlteubaz.jpg
...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-11-2015, 09:53 AM
Replies: 575
Views: 42,763
Posted By villageidiot
HH, Yeah, they closed a day or two before last...

HH,
Yeah, they closed a day or two before last months show, but everyone still went. I was bummed cuz I held out on eating that day to support the restraunt, but then it was closed. Oh well. I can...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-11-2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 575
Views: 42,763
Posted By villageidiot
Rain sucks, but we need it. If the bike show...

Rain sucks, but we need it. If the bike show doesn't happen, it is what it is, if it's not raining I'll be there.

Pics soon. Still looks like a stock dr. With a rack, handguards, and a skid...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-10-2015, 10:27 PM
Replies: 575
Views: 42,763
Posted By villageidiot
its getting there, still with more to do. ...

its getting there, still with more to do.

suspension
handlebars/handguards
foot pegs
skidplate

is done, I've still gotta get more miles before pipe and carb tuning, and putting the knobbies...
Forum: Thumpers 01-10-2015, 11:55 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,836
Posted By villageidiot
I'd go with a dr650 over a drz for more...

I'd go with a dr650 over a drz for more comfortable engine on the highway. Longer legs.
Forum: Battle scooters 01-09-2015, 09:57 PM
Replies: 575
Views: 42,763
Posted By villageidiot
Sam, lookin good. Some guys have all the fun. ...

Sam, lookin good. Some guys have all the fun.

Vintage bike on Sunday. New place, mr Pete's grill on brookhurst, south of Garfield.

Hope to see ya there.
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 01-09-2015, 10:05 AM
Replies: 1,593
Views: 87,109
Posted By villageidiot
i can take some im sure, and can probably...

i can take some im sure, and can probably distribute it to some buddies that are going as well. im local to you in fountain valley. let me know when/where you want me to pick up.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-06-2015, 10:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 643
Posted By villageidiot
Stayed there 2 years ago for a night, wind was...

Stayed there 2 years ago for a night, wind was blowing 40+ mph and we didn't feel like carrying on into DV to camp. Basic simple room, hot shower, etc.

Lady up front was really nice. Had wifi....
Forum: Old's Cool 01-06-2015, 07:27 PM
Replies: 2,801
Views: 1,417,973
Posted By villageidiot
thats badass!! way cooler than an xr100

thats badass!!

way cooler than an xr100
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-06-2015, 08:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 435
Posted By villageidiot
gotta check out perris and the SCFTA. some great...

gotta check out perris and the SCFTA. some great bar to bar bangin on a just under 1/4 mile track. local feel, BYOB, dogs in the pits, open pit, just like it should be.
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