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Forum: Beasts 04-13-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 22,020
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Posted By bp_josh
hate to say it...

As much as I hate to say it, I think it's time for me to sell my Scrambler. I love looking at it and riding it, but these days I do mostly the former, and almost none of the latter. I've got a...
Forum: Thumpers 01-06-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 79,002
Views: 8,669,602
Posted By bp_josh
Thanks for the dire warnings on the explosion...

Thanks for the dire warnings on the explosion potential of the lithium batteries. I wasn't aware of the danger, so I took precautions - namely, I made sure to point the gopro at it before I hooked...
Forum: Thumpers 01-06-2014, 04:57 AM
Replies: 79,002
Views: 8,669,602
Posted By bp_josh
shorai battery question

Has anyone with the smaller lighter lithium batteries ran one dead yet? I have a USB outlet that draws a little power at all times, and I let the bike sit for several weeks and forgot to disconnect...
Forum: Thumpers 11-10-2013, 03:34 PM
Replies: 79,002
Views: 8,669,602
Posted By bp_josh
high idle?

Rode about 400 miles Fri-Sat. Both days, after an hour or two of riding, my bike would start to idle pretty high at stops. I noticed it mostly at low elevations, but I don't know if that was a...
Forum: Ride reports 05-10-2013, 07:40 PM
Replies: 793
Views: 227,904
Posted By bp_josh
I have a great wife, great job, and great place...

I have a great wife, great job, and great place to live, but still I'm jealous of all you people that aren't tied down to anything!


A tip for your MSR pocket rocket...you can fold up a long...
Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2013, 02:20 PM
Replies: 79,002
Views: 8,669,602
Posted By bp_josh
clutch cable

I'm putting on 2" risers and cr high bend bars...I guess I'll probably need at least 2" more of clutch cable.

What's the stock length? Will I need to get longer choke and throttle cables, or...
Forum: Beasts 02-02-2013, 08:25 AM
Replies: 22,020
Views: 6,524,109
Posted By bp_josh
The parts diagram does, yes. Thanks. Guess...

The parts diagram does, yes. Thanks.

Guess I can run the engine a bit and then just check/clean the filter to see if plastic did get in the tank.
Forum: Beasts 02-01-2013, 04:29 PM
Replies: 22,020
Views: 6,524,109
Posted By bp_josh
fuel filter

So...I needed to drain my nearly full tank. Asked the wife to pick up a siphon tube while she was in town, and of course the guy at the hardware store just couldn't sell her a siphon tube, he had to...
Forum: Thumpers 12-31-2012, 02:58 PM
Replies: 79,002
Views: 8,669,602
Posted By bp_josh
Hey, those are not only all reasonable requests,...

Hey, those are not only all reasonable requests, but also far less than many have done to their L! It's On AND Off, not just Off, as you should know!

At least I'm not installing fancy schmancy...
Forum: Thumpers 12-30-2012, 10:08 PM
Replies: 79,002
Views: 8,669,602
Posted By bp_josh
New handlebar time!

I think I'm gonna finally bite the bullet and get some new handlebars. My two goals are to get higher bars (I'm 6'4" and even with Rox 2" risers can't comfortably ride standing up), and to kill a...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-18-2012, 07:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,180
Posted By bp_josh
Hey Arnie I think I'll make this. My in-laws are...

Hey Arnie I think I'll make this. My in-laws are driving in from Salt Lake that day, so maybe I'll turn this into a weekend trip and stay away from the house :D

You know Mason Valley is locked...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-17-2012, 11:43 PM
Replies: 10,658
Views: 836,492
Posted By bp_josh
Is the only legal access to Mason Valley...

Is the only legal access to Mason Valley TT/Rodriguez Spur/Oriflamme still across from the Banner store and off S2 between Butterfield and Shelter Valley?

Only stuff I could find about the Mason...
Forum: Regional forums 12-09-2012, 09:47 AM
Replies: 3,554
Views: 244,041
Posted By bp_josh
I should check my messages more often... I...

I should check my messages more often...

I want on the waiting list! Hopefully at least 20 people will drop out by March.

I pm'd FYYFF, but in case I'm dumb and that's not the way to sign up:...
Forum: Thumpers 12-08-2012, 09:11 AM
Replies: 79,002
Views: 8,669,602
Posted By bp_josh
Should have specified I'm not going for 'pretty',...

Should have specified I'm not going for 'pretty', I'm going for 'someday I want to paint my bike in flat khaki or military colors because I don't like neon motorcycles and shiny metal, but the...
Forum: Thumpers 12-08-2012, 08:11 AM
Replies: 79,002
Views: 8,669,602
Posted By bp_josh
How complicated is it to take the swingarm off...

How complicated is it to take the swingarm off and put it back on? Will I have to wrestle with the rear shock (compress it or something) to reassemble it? My bike lift is a floor jack with a piece...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-22-2012, 09:29 AM
Replies: 909
Views: 52,967
Posted By bp_josh
Anyone get a good picture of the '81 Suzuki with...

Anyone get a good picture of the '81 Suzuki with the bald front and bent rear? Can't remember the rider's name.

Was a nice juxtaposition seeing that roll down Eagle Peak between $15k KTMs and...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-19-2012, 05:59 PM
Replies: 909
Views: 52,967
Posted By bp_josh
The only difference between a week long trip and...

The only difference between a week long trip and an overnighter is a few packages of Ramen...at least that's gonna be my excuse for having so much shit piled on for a one night trip!
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2012, 07:02 PM
Replies: 79,002
Views: 8,669,602
Posted By bp_josh
I did the BB thing. I shudder in horror to think...

I did the BB thing. I shudder in horror to think how it would have been without them. :cry
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2012, 04:57 PM
Replies: 79,002
Views: 8,669,602
Posted By bp_josh
Just got back from a 7 day ride starting from...

Just got back from a 7 day ride starting from Bakersfield, and going through Seqoia, Sierra, and Inyo nat'l forests, with Sequoia and Yosemite nat'l parks in between. About 50% dirt, until the final...
Forum: Thumpers 08-31-2012, 04:34 PM
Replies: 79,002
Views: 8,669,602
Posted By bp_josh
Dear Honda, Regarding the mounting system...

Dear Honda,

Regarding the mounting system for the left side panel:

WHAT. THE. FUCK.


Sincerely,

bp_josh
Forum: Thumpers 08-31-2012, 02:13 PM
Replies: 79,002
Views: 8,669,602
Posted By bp_josh
I put on a new chain and sprockets, and the xrs...

I put on a new chain and sprockets, and the xrs only chain guide. The chain rubs against the chain guide, to the point that the master link, which sticks out just a teensy bit more than the other...
Forum: Thumpers 08-30-2012, 03:45 PM
Replies: 79,002
Views: 8,669,602
Posted By bp_josh
ok thanks guys.

ok thanks guys.
Forum: Thumpers 08-30-2012, 03:32 PM
Replies: 79,002
Views: 8,669,602
Posted By bp_josh
A 110 link chain should go right onto stock-sized...

A 110 link chain should go right onto stock-sized sprockets right? Or do I need to remove one link? I'm putting on a new RK 110 link chain and it seems too loose. Snails are at the start of the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-29-2012, 12:47 PM
Replies: 79,002
Views: 8,669,602
Posted By bp_josh
Should there be a bolt here? Just noticed that...

Should there be a bolt here? Just noticed that there's not, and it looks like there should be. If so, can anyone tell me what it is so I can grab one at the hardware store?
...
Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2012, 12:05 PM
Replies: 79,002
Views: 8,669,602
Posted By bp_josh
Yeah, I'll see if I can force them on there. Got...

Yeah, I'll see if I can force them on there. Got a new sledgehammer I can use.
Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2012, 01:40 AM
Replies: 79,002
Views: 8,669,602
Posted By bp_josh
Anyone install the subframe support "hoglegs"...

Anyone install the subframe support "hoglegs" from manracks? I assume Spud has them since he invented them or something. Mine don't fit. I have the back two holes lined up (blinker bolt and middle...
Forum: Vendors 08-27-2012, 02:09 PM
Replies: 853
Views: 101,679
Posted By bp_josh
I'm trying to install the hoglegs on a xr650l. I...

I'm trying to install the hoglegs on a xr650l. I already have a manracks luggage rack bolted to the outside of the blinker mount, and with that, all the blinker mount stuff, and now the hogleg, the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2012, 07:06 PM
Replies: 79,002
Views: 8,669,602
Posted By bp_josh
I paid $2700 for very nearly that same thing...

I paid $2700 for very nearly that same thing earlier this year.


Anyone know a good (cheap and easy) way to kill some of the handlebar vibration? My hands are going numb! I heard somewhere that...
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2012, 02:09 PM
Replies: 79,002
Views: 8,669,602
Posted By bp_josh
Yeah, the wheels were balanced at a shop when I...

Yeah, the wheels were balanced at a shop when I put new rubber on them several months ago. I just went and did a quick 'finger flick' test of the front spokes, and a few of them rattled, so I...
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2012, 01:43 PM
Replies: 79,002
Views: 8,669,602
Posted By bp_josh
front wheel wobble

Was riding the XRL to work a week or so ago, and noticed for the first time that at freeway speeds (70+ mph) my front wheel would start to wobble pretty badly. I made the same ride at the same...
Forum: Thumpers 05-24-2012, 09:11 PM
Replies: 79,002
Views: 8,669,602
Posted By bp_josh
Hey we're not all tiny people. I'm pushing 6'5"...

Hey we're not all tiny people. I'm pushing 6'5" with a 36" inseam. Any suggestions for a bike I CAN'T flatfoot?
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2012, 06:50 PM
Replies: 79,002
Views: 8,669,602
Posted By bp_josh
Wait, isn't 15/48 even higher gearing than 15/45?...

Wait, isn't 15/48 even higher gearing than 15/45? Or is more teeth on the rear same as fewer teeth on the front? I think I'd like a bit more oomph lower down but don't want to sacrifice too much...
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2012, 02:24 PM
Replies: 79,002
Views: 8,669,602
Posted By bp_josh
After searching around and reading through...

After searching around and reading through sprocket discussions, I'm wondering if I should go to a 14t front sprocket. How much will I lose off the top end if I do that? I can hit 85 easily right...
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2012, 02:11 PM
Replies: 79,002
Views: 8,669,602
Posted By bp_josh
Put a tool tube on the skidplate yesterday,...

Put a tool tube on the skidplate yesterday, tested it out on a ride today, complete with lay down in a moss covered water crossing a couple inches deep. Seems to work fine. I'm not sure I'm happy...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-12-2012, 01:20 PM
Replies: 909
Views: 52,967
Posted By bp_josh
Firebug I somewhat copied your...

Firebug I somewhat copied your tool-tube-on-skidplate setup for my XRL. Only cost a couple $$ at the hardware store. Not sure I like the mounting method I went with though. Kinda ugly and not sure...
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2012, 10:58 AM
Replies: 79,002
Views: 8,669,602
Posted By bp_josh
Your instructions for the smog removal kit are...

Your instructions for the smog removal kit are shit! It looks like a 10th generation photocopy, and more importantly the instructions are wrong with stuff mislabeled! Had to find a youtube video of...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-08-2012, 07:25 AM
Replies: 909
Views: 52,967
Posted By bp_josh
Our group slowly fell apart as we got further...

Our group slowly fell apart as we got further south towards the 79...luckily I was able to catch Boulder Creek headed home.

Speaking of which, anyone know where I can find the route/maps for the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2012, 09:42 AM
Replies: 79,002
Views: 8,669,602
Posted By bp_josh
Find the thread in the CA regionals forum titled...

Find the thread in the CA regionals forum titled something like "On-going San Diego Hijinx" or similar. That's where this past ride was organized. There're a few guys who did a great job putting...
Forum: Thumpers 05-06-2012, 08:30 PM
Replies: 79,002
Views: 8,669,602
Posted By bp_josh
Just got back from a weekend adv ride around...

Just got back from a weekend adv ride around SoCal. I love this bike! Credit due to all of you who've answered my noobish questions up to now, there are plenty more to come I'm sure. The bike...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-06-2012, 02:54 PM
Replies: 909
Views: 52,967
Posted By bp_josh
I didn't get very good pictures with my iphone...

I didn't get very good pictures with my iphone (shocking) but here's a couple of the group anyways

http://i50.tinypic.com/f0x4iq.jpg
http://i50.tinypic.com/dcr80k.jpg...
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