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Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2013, 09:27 AM
Replies: 45,364
Views: 8,885,343
Posted By adaycj
I go for only 1/4 inch at the tightest point....

I go for only 1/4 inch at the tightest point. Since I don't want to pull the linkage bolt for every adjustment, I made a gauge from 1 X 1 lumber. The gauge is made to fit tight at full swing arm...
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2013, 04:47 PM
Replies: 45,364
Views: 8,885,343
Posted By adaycj
Yep, bigger and smaller sprockets use more or...

Yep, bigger and smaller sprockets use more or less chain plus hold it closer or further from the swing arm. That further negates the factory procedure since nearly every WRR eventually gets a...
Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2013, 05:09 PM
Replies: 45,364
Views: 8,885,343
Posted By adaycj
I agree. And to make matters worse, none of...

I agree.
And to make matters worse, none of that junk in the manual will get the best adjustment. If wear on the slider is really all the big deal it is made out to be, getting the chain as tight...
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2011, 01:36 PM
Replies: 11,447
Views: 2,424,759
Posted By adaycj
Just about any 90's or 2000's offroad Kawasaki...

Just about any 90's or 2000's offroad Kawasaki throttle tube will work if you forgo the push cable. My tube and housing is from a KX100 I think ...

My push cable was "removed" in a crash last year...
Forum: Equipment 03-16-2011, 06:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,172
Posted By adaycj
I'm always torn. I have crashed the hell out of...

I'm always torn. I have crashed the hell out of my 661 pressure suit. I can't imagine that it wouldn't work on on road. Yea, a nice specific jacket with, with fancy CE armor would do better. But...
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2011, 07:01 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,449
Posted By adaycj
In automotive applications many torque...

In automotive applications many torque specifications are listed as "dry" but occasionally they will state "lightly lubed".

In my experiments the lube doesn't matter as much as it would seem. For...
Forum: Thumpers 11-01-2010, 04:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,293
Posted By adaycj
I bolt this ...

I bolt this
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d.html/ref=redir_mdp_mobile/176-2155705-5044627?a=B001187HQU

On to whatever bracket I can make. It sandwiches the plate, has a light, and is durable.
Forum: Thumpers 11-01-2010, 04:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,881
Posted By adaycj
Exactly, and idle isn't racing. Air filter way...

Exactly, and idle isn't racing. Air filter way over oiled? Choke turning fully off? Carb to engine boot mounted solidly? Carb and tank vents free and unplugged?
A friends Klx450 was the same way....
Forum: Thumpers 10-21-2010, 05:13 PM
Replies: 11,447
Views: 2,424,759
Posted By adaycj
The exhaust mod didn't do the job. Cut the...

The exhaust mod didn't do the job. Cut the muffler open and fix it up, or use a full KLX300 system. There are no easy drill jobs on this one, and that thing is worth more performance than all of your...
Forum: Thumpers 10-21-2010, 05:13 PM
Replies: 11,447
Views: 2,424,759
Posted By adaycj
The exhaust mod didn't do the job. Cut the...

The exhaust mod didn't do the job. Cut the muffler open and fix it up, or use a full KLX300 system. There are no easy drill jobs on this one, and that thing is worth more performance than all of your...
Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2010, 12:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,159
Posted By adaycj
The problem you are describing is the opposite...

The problem you are describing is the opposite side of the bead not dropping into the smaller ID of the center of the wheel. Sure stiffer tires are harder, but none of them stretch much with normal...
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2010, 04:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,709
Posted By adaycj
Great. That post is a great explanation, but was...

Great. That post is a great explanation, but was the customer told of the situations that had an impact on them as they occured?

If they are sure enough that a warranty claim will be covered that...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-24-2010, 06:12 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,314
Posted By adaycj
I'm standing next to your bike. Found you first!

I'm standing next to your bike. Found you first!
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-23-2010, 03:27 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,314
Posted By adaycj
I can't find the "fine print" about the AMA...

I can't find the "fine print" about the AMA membership. Where did you get this information? Maybe the trail and dual sport packets are different?
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-23-2010, 03:16 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,314
Posted By adaycj
Yep, better plan on bugs. Most of the time it...

Yep, better plan on bugs. Most of the time it isn't a real problem. The first few hot (90's) days there is an incredible fly hatch. If that happens during this time you will be miserable without the...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-02-2010, 06:12 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,314
Posted By adaycj
Trail ride. I signed up months ago, so I need to...

Trail ride. I signed up months ago, so I need to go review my stuff for more details.
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-17-2010, 05:29 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,314
Posted By adaycj
I'm registered and ready. I've got all sorts of...

I'm registered and ready. I've got all sorts of work to get done before I'm "ready", but I'll be there.

I'll likely be the only KLX250s, so I should be easy to find.
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2010, 07:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,206
Posted By adaycj
Lock washers suck and actually help loosen the...

Lock washers suck and actually help loosen the fastener in your type of application. Ditch them for better more secure hardware. ... you asked :rofl

http://www.boltscience.com/pages/vibloose.htm...
Forum: Equipment 03-08-2010, 07:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,490
Posted By adaycj
I own this. Works fine, bigger, half the cost. ...

I own this. Works fine, bigger, half the cost. Plenty durable enough for a trip or two with airline abuse assuming it doesn't get medieval.
Forum: Thumpers 02-08-2010, 06:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,411
Posted By adaycj
I got caught on my KLX250s in a rain that turned...

I got caught on my KLX250s in a rain that turned to ice two years ago. I only fell down about 11 times, but the other traffic was scaring the crap out of me :lol3 . At least you had studs, it helps...
Forum: Equipment 01-30-2010, 11:28 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,136
Posted By adaycj
You are not being an ass, your experience and...

You are not being an ass, your experience and usage is different than mine. If I ride to work I wear the boots all day long, so it is a full 8 hours plus of standing and walking, plus riding. I...
Forum: Equipment 01-29-2010, 06:14 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,136
Posted By adaycj
I have given up on gore tex boots of any kind. ...

I have given up on gore tex boots of any kind. They are great when they are new, but as repeated within two years of real use they are leaky.

In my case the membrane gets a hole in it above my...
Forum: Thumpers 01-28-2010, 08:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,156
Posted By adaycj
They typically wear tighter and tighter. I'd...

They typically wear tighter and tighter. I'd guess that they just haven't been done in quite some time, or maybe never. Use (one of) the procedure(s) and adjust them properly.

Valves that are...
Forum: Thumpers 12-11-2009, 09:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 843
Posted By adaycj
My wife rides on as a trail machine, and it is...

My wife rides on as a trail machine, and it is nice. It is a play bike and not a woods weapon or MX machine.

Like so many new bikes, it needs a few things. It is all kinds of lean from the...
Forum: Thumpers 12-04-2009, 05:59 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 23,294
Posted By adaycj
I think the lack of success of the KLX line...

I think the lack of success of the KLX line exists in the KLX450R. Now first let me say that I have put my money down and phurchased two KLXs in the last 3 years. My neighbor bought a new (left...
Forum: Equipment 12-02-2009, 06:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,069
Posted By adaycj
I have two pairs of Shift boots that also appear...

I have two pairs of Shift boots that also appear to be the same with a different logo on the front and a different pattern stamped into the rub pad.

I agree that the boots are sturdy and suited to...
Forum: Equipment 11-30-2009, 08:11 PM
Replies: 1,241
Views: 238,525
Posted By adaycj
+1. Personally I'm sick of paying high prices for...

+1. Personally I'm sick of paying high prices for the stuff. I'd rather manage my wet boots and feet than pay big $ for stuff that eventually leaks.

My last Gore-tex boots wore through the...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-29-2009, 12:43 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,314
Posted By adaycj
I just got my TrailRider magazine out of the...

I just got my TrailRider magazine out of the mailbox today (CCCMI mag). On page 3 there is a calendar of events for 2010 that states the Six Days of Michigan ride is July 24th -31st.

Now when...
Forum: Thumpers 09-03-2009, 02:42 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,413
Posted By adaycj
I am a technology geek and I like some of the...

I am a technology geek and I like some of the technology used to improve fuel economy. I find it even more fascinating when you can have a machine (motorcycle or otherwise) that can have high...
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2009, 05:53 PM
Replies: 11,447
Views: 2,424,759
Posted By adaycj
+2 I ride mine on the expressway on my...

+2

I ride mine on the expressway on my commute. It is ONLY a 300# upright dirt bike, not a 800# full touring machine. Wind blast will move it.

Even then I would call it stable. Even at 70...
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2009, 09:22 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,553
Posted By adaycj
I've seen 20 billion threads on oil, and only one...

I've seen 20 billion threads on oil, and only one had a real oil engineer (Chemist type), that had done testing on actual engine oil.

Oil advice is like religion, everyone has their beliefs,...
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2009, 09:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 571
Posted By adaycj
+2. Maintenance matters much more than the mods...

+2. Maintenance matters much more than the mods you mentioned. Almost 15k on mine before I sold it.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-27-2009, 11:08 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,995
Posted By adaycj
I’ve pretty much resigned myself to ignoring the...

I’ve pretty much resigned myself to ignoring the traffic laws that don’t make sense, and following the ones I get. Initially it may seem like a terrible way for a citizen to act, but personal...
Forum: Road warriors 07-26-2009, 03:42 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 51,323
Posted By adaycj
As a data point, my ZRX can exhibit the same...

As a data point, my ZRX can exhibit the same behaviour. New it was rock solid into triple digits. After about 1500 miles and a top box a wobble would occasionally surface that would whip the whole...
Forum: Road warriors 07-09-2009, 07:07 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,007
Posted By adaycj
This does work to a point. And on motorcycles,...

This does work to a point. And on motorcycles, unlike cages, the ratio changes are reasonably easy and inexpensive to try.

I've encountered two issues that limit the returns on this idea. ...
Forum: Beasts 07-04-2009, 07:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,123
Posted By adaycj
I've done several of these, and I think that...

I've done several of these, and I think that about $500 is a reasonable price for a full adjust with ancillaries. Please be aware that many mechanics in the industry will go through the motions, but...
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2009, 09:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,005
Posted By adaycj
Is the diagram for an XR400 before your edits? ...

Is the diagram for an XR400 before your edits? If so it does not use a floating ground for the lighting circuit. The head lamp, taillight, horn, and rectifier all are connected to the frame.

The...
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2009, 02:44 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,796
Posted By adaycj
Talking Exactly, which makes me wonder even more. EVERY...

Exactly, which makes me wonder even more. EVERY machine I have ever owned did not weight what the manufacture "suggests" it should weigh. Any time I see an article that states that they are within a...
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2009, 02:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,005
Posted By adaycj
I don't mind contributing, but if it turns into a...

I don't mind contributing, but if it turns into a epic internet argument ... I'm out. So far it has been cool and civil. But anytime we talk about 'lectrons some people get excited. Maybe I get...
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2009, 02:21 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,328
Posted By adaycj
You mentioned this back in 2006 in this thread. ...

You mentioned this back in 2006 in this thread.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=146184

I can't find much on it. I even tried a google search for ""ama helping hands motorcycle"...
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