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Forum: Thumpers Today, 09:51 AM
Replies: 12,309
Views: 2,368,583
Posted By markk53
Geez, why have none of my bikes failed because of...

Geez, why have none of my bikes failed because of that? I've only had one bike with plated cylinders - a MotoGuzzi. All the rest had liners, from my old Bultaco to my current Kaws.

I would...
Forum: Thumpers Today, 09:33 AM
Replies: 12,244
Views: 2,689,696
Posted By markk53
How do you know how close you were? :huh I...

How do you know how close you were? :huh

I have had a number of times when the bike is sliding, I plant a foot and it is in close to the side... right where that big frigging plate is! Then there...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 11:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 198
Posted By markk53
I think ABS on the front brake will be the off...

I think ABS on the front brake will be the off road ABS. The rear needs to lock in some of the maneuvers off road and a locked rear brake is usually not a big deal off road. I was watching the...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 11:02 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,267
Posted By markk53
I don't believe the WR450 has an oil feed, the MX...

I don't believe the WR450 has an oil feed, the MX engines that it is based on do not to my knowledge.

I also do not think even the WR250R/X road going engines use the oil pressure for anything...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 10:56 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,267
Posted By markk53
Ain't a boat motor, but I think Lawn Boy used a...

Ain't a boat motor, but I think Lawn Boy used a system like that... but I could be wrong.
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 10:52 AM
Replies: 12,244
Views: 2,689,696
Posted By markk53
email me and I can send you my own spreadsheet...

email me and I can send you my own spreadsheet (.xls) that you can use to do two sets for comparisons of gearing or tire size. It is set up for the 09 KLX, you will want to make sure the gear tooth...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 06:46 AM
Replies: 12,244
Views: 2,689,696
Posted By markk53
Any of you guys who deal with kick stand sinking...

Any of you guys who deal with kick stand sinking (I don't seem to have that issue too often, but not that it would never happen - it will) consider getting a chunk of plastic, then either putting it...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 06:41 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,267
Posted By markk53
Learn something new every day, don't we. My...

Learn something new every day, don't we. My SR500 has a ball bearing cam set up as did some Hondas.
...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 06:36 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,267
Posted By markk53
The old Z1 and KZ1000s were ball and roller. ...

The old Z1 and KZ1000s were ball and roller. That was why the cranks had to have the pins welded, to stop them from rotating. Falicon made a bunch of money doing racing cranks.

Honda was about...
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2015, 06:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 198
Posted By markk53
I made a mistake, I meant 19" rims. Nearly made...

I made a mistake, I meant 19" rims. Nearly made the same mistake again keying in this message.

You will NOT find a bolt on 19" front wheel for the KLX unless someone built it themselves. The...
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2015, 06:18 AM
Replies: 12,244
Views: 2,689,696
Posted By markk53
Boy, can't wait to hit my leg against that! ...

Boy, can't wait to hit my leg against that!

http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p92/bultaco206/IMG-20150330-00176_zpspdqk0uax.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-17-2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,649
Posted By markk53
If you're running a 650 or smaller give the Duros...

If you're running a 650 or smaller give the Duros a shot, you might be surprised. If not, run them for about 4000 miles, take them off and buy something else. Or do it and sell them partly used.
...
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 198
Posted By markk53
That is correct. I wish they had made the...

That is correct. I wish they had made the electronic speedo drive to work with those old hubs too.
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,267
Posted By markk53
I'd agree with this. The cams are the only plain...

I'd agree with this. The cams are the only plain bearings in the engine, the crank and mains are roller and ball bearings, both of which will survive with minimal oil - two strokes run the same...
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 12,309
Views: 2,368,583
Posted By markk53
A good micrometer is actually better. The...

A good micrometer is actually better. The caliper is accurate to within .001", a micrometer with the markings for ten-thousandths is accurate to .0001". The caliper will not measure in the center,...
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 12,309
Views: 2,368,583
Posted By markk53
That is true, a bit of loading to keep the chain...

That is true, a bit of loading to keep the chain tight works, but a tensioner will also help control the snatch a bit. If it didn't, trials bikes wouldn't use them.

I will say to get anywhere...
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 711
Posted By markk53
I'd research the snot out of the Husky history of...

I'd research the snot out of the Husky history of the 510 for reliability and parts and maybe get a mechanic to look at it. If it all checks out good, it would be a great bike for the road and...
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 489
Posted By markk53
At this point it is clear where the "dead air...

At this point it is clear where the "dead air space" is... :lol3
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-16-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,173
Posted By markk53
Just struck me... You want a really...

Just struck me...

You want a really interesting helmet perspective...

Put it on backwards!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-16-2015, 08:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,144
Posted By markk53
Just start letting some air out... A bit...

Just start letting some air out...


A bit more...



wait, wait, wait...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-16-2015, 08:42 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,649
Posted By markk53
Not really been much of a problem in my use of...

Not really been much of a problem in my use of the Duros. Of course I'm not trying to set records, but never really had any slipping or spinning problems and I do like the throttle! :D
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,412
Posted By markk53
Lot of guys go on the cheap with a $20 Coleman...

Lot of guys go on the cheap with a $20 Coleman ATV seat pad cover from Wally World. You have to find a store that carries it. It is available from some other sources. I'm thinking it is a "KLR...
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 198
Posted By markk53
Replied in your other post... (Edited to...

Replied in your other post...

(Edited to correct for the rim size in next paragraph)

Buy a used 125-250 MX rear rim with the right spoke count. They have been using 19"s for at least around 10...
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2015, 07:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 142
Posted By markk53
I think the biggest issue will not be the width,...

I think the biggest issue will not be the width, but rather the spoke count. I think the 250 is 36 where the other is 32. I did find that even the 90/90-21 listed a 1.60 rim, so the 140 would be...
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2015, 07:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,412
Posted By markk53
Several hours with occasional stops just because....

Several hours with occasional stops just because. Clearly any seat gets painful. There are companies making "comfortable" seats for Gold Wing and BMW tourers.

It's all relative.
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2015, 01:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 495
Posted By markk53
Learn to read for comprehension... KLX! Not...

Learn to read for comprehension... KLX! Not KLR! :fishie
Forum: Equipment 04-15-2015, 09:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,494
Posted By markk53
I dunno, seems a lot of pro motocross racers wear...

I dunno, seems a lot of pro motocross racers wear them... :1drink
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2015, 09:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 495
Posted By markk53
Look up the TRUE redline - aka peak horsepower...

Look up the TRUE redline - aka peak horsepower figure - and you will find it is at least about 1000 rpm below that red mark on the tach. It's a waste of time to rev beyond where the peak rpm is for...
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2015, 09:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 795
Posted By markk53
Pure and simple - they're REALLY CHEAP!

Pure and simple - they're REALLY CHEAP!
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2015, 09:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 489
Posted By markk53
Corrugated tubing has a huge amount of turbulence...

Corrugated tubing has a huge amount of turbulence due to said corrugation. As the air hits the accordion folds it will tumble and spin, kind of like mini-tornados, slowing and restricting air flow. ...
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 795
Posted By markk53
Kind of a shame on the Duro. They do list a 4.60...

Kind of a shame on the Duro. They do list a 4.60 which is as wide as OEM and only .1" narrower than the 130 like I run, but clearly you must think you need more tire. I've not had that problem,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-14-2015, 09:53 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,173
Posted By markk53
I walked out of my barber's shop one day. I rode...

I walked out of my barber's shop one day. I rode my bicycle in, so as I was leaving I was putting my helmet back on... heard some noise and caught some motion in my peripheral vision. Turned to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-14-2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,843
Posted By markk53
Lot of idiots out there, just avoiding filling up...

Lot of idiots out there, just avoiding filling up the ADVrider servers with crap. :lol3
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-14-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,059
Posted By markk53
after you're done riding for the day don't mix...

after you're done riding for the day don't mix your alcoholic drinks - you'll puke! :slurp......:puke2
Forum: Equipment 04-14-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,494
Posted By markk53
I am missing the part about no side support. ...

I am missing the part about no side support. Even my old Hi Points have additional support at the ankles and far heavier material than any 12" work boot from there up. Then there are my new boots...
Forum: Equipment 04-14-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,076
Posted By markk53
As thick as the RotoPax containers are I wouldn't...

As thick as the RotoPax containers are I wouldn't worry. It would take a heck of a lot of pressure to cause any issue. I would venture to say if it was truly a concern they would let you know about...
Forum: Equipment 04-14-2015, 08:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 784
Posted By markk53
YOu cannot steer with any precision in anything...

YOu cannot steer with any precision in anything less than a long sweeping arc without countersteering. It is part of nature for anyone with riding experience on two wheels - including bicycles. I...
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2015, 08:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 795
Posted By markk53
I've been doing Duro Median HF904/903 on my...

I've been doing Duro Median HF904/903 on my KLX650C getting around 4000 miles before I take them off. They could go a bit more, but I don't run them bald in the center. Around $100/set in the U.S. ...
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 524
Views: 110,622
Posted By markk53
Weld nuts for the shield appear to be attached ...

Weld nuts for the shield appear to be attached after installation of the flange.

Of course the pipe could always be welded back together if ever to be used again.

Personally I'd have...
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2015, 03:50 PM
Replies: 12,244
Views: 2,689,696
Posted By markk53
Hirsch Gooden, Kaw sales rep, was at Cleveland...

Hirsch Gooden, Kaw sales rep, was at Cleveland Cycle World show, he was the rep that visited the store where I worked years ago. I asked about stock in the warehouse and he said there was little...
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