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Forum: The Garage 05-16-2009, 10:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,649
Posted By mewerj
If you are really worried about weight you can...

If you are really worried about weight you can get 12V NiMH battery packs. Less weight per Amp-Hour and will stand more charge-discharge cycles than a sealed lead acid scooter battery. $$$ though. 20...
Forum: The Garage 05-01-2009, 10:24 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,857
Posted By mewerj
http://www.tinytach.com/tinytach/index.php . . ....

http://www.tinytach.com/tinytach/index.php . . . could be set up as a test tool or permanently mounted.
Forum: The Garage 03-24-2009, 04:16 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,055
Posted By mewerj
I'd say there are 2 things wrong in that picture...

I'd say there are 2 things wrong in that picture . . . the L fork tube and those bar risers. Is that conduit?
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2009, 01:01 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 131,294
Posted By mewerj
I like the look of the Dakar screen but it seems...

I like the look of the Dakar screen but it seems like the CeeBailey Baja Design has a pretty similar look for a lot less money. I'd contemplate painting mine white to match the number plate like a...
Forum: Road warriors 03-16-2009, 11:54 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 35,097
Posted By mewerj
The ZZR is a pretty sporty scoot. Theyll run...

The ZZR is a pretty sporty scoot. Theyll run circles around most of the other bikes mentioned in this thread. The current ZZR is basically the same as a 98-02 ZX6R, which was pretty comfortable for a...
Forum: Thumpers 12-04-2008, 09:46 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,725
Posted By mewerj
If they have the Krylon "camo" paints @ Wally...

If they have the Krylon "camo" paints @ Wally world those are supposedly made with the Fusion technology/chemicals/whatever according to the sticker on the can. Come in nice flat colors--khaki, od...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-14-2008, 03:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,687
Posted By mewerj
+1 on the DR650. I do wish the new ones had a...

+1 on the DR650. I do wish the new ones had a backup kickstart though. Bump starting while loaded sucks. I'd wire mine up so that the headlight could be turned off while offroad so as to drain the...
Forum: The Garage 02-02-2008, 10:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 870
Posted By mewerj
Rustoleum...

Rustoleum (http://www.rustoleum.com/CBGProduct.asp?pid=119) makes a primer specifically for plastic if you wanted to go the primer/topcoat route. Primer sticks to the plastic, whatever topcoat paint...
Forum: Thumpers 01-27-2008, 11:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,017
Posted By mewerj
None of that addresses the suspension which is...

None of that addresses the suspension which is honestly the most important thing and can cost some decent coin. I dunno what you are asking. Should you get an XLR or an XRR or something else?

+1...
Forum: Equipment 01-23-2008, 06:01 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,619
Posted By mewerj
I like to wear something I can walk over broken...

I like to wear something I can walk over broken ground effectively in like a chaco/teva or trailrunner or as opposed to crocs or light water shoes. If for some reason you have to walk out of the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2008, 10:22 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 12,777
Posted By mewerj
truck6driver, the klr has a 17" wheel . . . still...

truck6driver, the klr has a 17" wheel . . . still doesn't lower as easy as a dr650.
Forum: The Garage 01-18-2008, 11:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,857
Posted By mewerj
I carry a slide bar and an extension. With the...

I carry a slide bar and an extension. With the slide in the middle its like a t handle and with the slide on the end you get maximum leverage. Marginally heavier than the L handle would be and lets...
Forum: Thumpers 01-12-2008, 03:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,005
Posted By mewerj
Talk to Woody in the wheelworks thread in vendors.

Talk to Woody in the wheelworks thread in vendors.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-05-2008, 09:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,465
Posted By mewerj
I've heard of these people but I've never used...

I've heard of these people but I've never used them:

http://www.its-titles.com/

They say they are for 1992 or older but if you look at the price...
Forum: The Garage 01-02-2008, 08:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 11,111
Posted By mewerj
So I'm thinking I can use this loophole to get...

So I'm thinking I can use this loophole to get get a cheap plated beater/woods bike as long as its 91 or older? I live in Florida and have heard horror stories about trying to plate dirtbikes. I'd be...
Forum: Thumpers 01-01-2008, 12:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,208
Posted By mewerj
If you are going 2 up, you aren't gonna be...

If you are going 2 up, you aren't gonna be ripping in the dirt. The advantages of the either the 640 or 950 are basically negated. If you are going with the intention of doing dirt riding as an...
Forum: Thumpers 12-13-2007, 10:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 535
Posted By mewerj
thanks

thanks
Forum: Thumpers 12-13-2007, 09:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 535
Posted By mewerj
quick DR650 question

I'm in one place and my DR is in another. Ive got a line on a free truck camper (high rise). I need to know if my DR will fit under it. Could someone with a DR650 handy measure the height from the...
Forum: Road warriors 11-10-2007, 09:36 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,723
Posted By mewerj
do ya'll really ride in places that remote or...

do ya'll really ride in places that remote or hate stopping for gas that much that a slightly shorter range on a motorcycle is a that big of a deal? most advriders get chubby ones over huge fuel...
Forum: Thumpers 11-10-2007, 09:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,981
Posted By mewerj
Unless you are a real little guy, the DR650 is an...

Unless you are a real little guy, the DR650 is an awesome dirt road bike that can do road work . . . it is not a dirtbike in the flying through single track sense, but anything that could be...
Forum: Equipment 11-06-2007, 08:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 914
Posted By mewerj
Around here the Supercenters with the nominal...

Around here the Supercenters with the nominal "motorcycle" section have it while the other Walmarts don't. I've also seen it at Autozone if you have those in your neck of the woods. I run the 20w50...
Forum: The Garage 11-06-2007, 08:23 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,589
Posted By mewerj
If you don't really and truely need the capacity...

If you don't really and truely need the capacity of a 3/4 I'd say get a GM 1500. You can get the pre '07 body style pretty cheap, the 4.8L/4L60E is a pretty decent drivetrain that will get 20mpg if...
Forum: Thumpers 09-22-2007, 12:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 681
Posted By mewerj
I'd see if the '03 has the old style base gasket...

I'd see if the '03 has the old style base gasket prone to weeping or the updated one that doesn't. Ask if its been changed or feel for the metal tabs that stick out on the improved gasket.
Forum: Thumpers 08-04-2007, 09:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,241
Posted By mewerj
Out of those, I'd probably take the KTM. The new...

Out of those, I'd probably take the KTM. The new KLR just doesn't make me want to motard it. How I'd rank my choices for doing that.

1. KTM - fast and cool. yes please!
2. BMW Xmoto - 9.1K MSRP...
Forum: Thumpers 07-28-2007, 05:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,098
Posted By mewerj
A DR650 based bike could be cool. Exhaust, high...

A DR650 based bike could be cool. Exhaust, high compression piston, maybe an FCR and cam. The forks/shock could be upgraded and the DR650 lump is a pretty nice looking engine IMHO. The air...
Forum: Thumpers 06-14-2007, 01:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,897
Posted By mewerj
I've heard that with a thumpa if your valves get...

I've heard that with a thumpa if your valves get too tight--i.e. not contacting the seat it won't run rather than burn the valves like it would in a multi. If the bike hasn't been caned too hard I'd...
Forum: The Garage 06-14-2007, 10:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 545
Posted By mewerj
0* BTDC for a Z-vin 4.3L.

0* BTDC for a Z-vin 4.3L.
Forum: Racing 06-09-2007, 09:21 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,821
Posted By mewerj
That's what I'm excited about too! Parity on the...

That's what I'm excited about too! Parity on the 800's? Who'da thunk it?
Forum: Thumpers 06-03-2007, 02:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,826
Posted By mewerj
Your best bet is going to be a OEM front hub with...

Your best bet is going to be a OEM front hub with a 17" wheel laced to it. So yes the OEM rotor would work. It is probably worth it to buy a 2nd rotor though as it speeds up the swap so much. I've...
Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2007, 08:20 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,023
Posted By mewerj
Backup kickstarter would be awesome but it ain't...

Backup kickstarter would be awesome but it ain't gonna happen. You can't even get a dirt DRZ400 with a factory kicker anymore. 6th gear would be nice as long as it didn't weaken the gearbox. A higher...
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2007, 09:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,183
Posted By mewerj
TW200 kickstart retrofit?

Is it possible? I've decided to start looking for a TW, and would kind of prefer a kickstart. However, if I get a screaming deal on a newer one with no kickstarter, is it possible to add the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2007, 06:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,890
Posted By mewerj
I'd use a 19" front if you are going to use the...

I'd use a 19" front if you are going to use the stock width rear rim. The only reason to use a 17" rim is to fit sticky roadrace or SuMo specific rubber, and with the skinny OEM rear rim, you aren't...
Forum: The Garage 03-21-2007, 07:26 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,815
Posted By mewerj
My roommate's 3/8" Craftsman rachet locked up...

My roommate's 3/8" Craftsman rachet locked up because he leaves his tools out in the rain. :huh They gave him a new one no hassle. The new one will prolly be a pear shaped head. Old one is round...
Forum: The Garage 03-13-2007, 01:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,197
Posted By mewerj
Worth a damn?

I rent (in school) and keep my bike and tools in an approx. 8x8 shed--no room or $$$ for a decent air compressor. I do all my own wrenching. An episode with some very stuck lug nuts on a 1 ton chevy,...
Forum: Thumpers 02-14-2007, 10:45 PM
Replies: 6,216
Views: 1,204,990
Posted By mewerj
Everybody on this thread is seems to be a big fan...

Everybody on this thread is seems to be a big fan of the 640 cush on the 525 for D/S use. Does the 525 have a weakish transmission or what is the deal? We would probably all agree that a DRZ400 is a...
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2007, 12:43 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 9,203
Posted By mewerj
There are 2 reasons I would rather see Buell...

There are 2 reasons I would rather see Buell build an off road or dual sport rather than MX machine.

#1 - They will be way behind the curve is a super competive segment. The Big 4 build some very...
Forum: Racing 02-12-2007, 10:37 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,794
Posted By mewerj
I thought they were out there to win the...

I thought they were out there to win the championship.
Forum: Thumpers 02-08-2007, 06:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,881
Posted By mewerj
The kick AND electric starting have me leaning...

The kick AND electric starting have me leaning toward the DRZ. Bump starting a bike off-road is a beyatch at best if you manage to kill the battery--very doable in lots of low speed off road crawling...
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2007, 07:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,653
Posted By mewerj
The stock DR650 steel bars are pretty wimpy and...

The stock DR650 steel bars are pretty wimpy and will probably bend the first time you drop the bike. I went from stock steel bars with no handguards to aluminum bars with Moose handguards and didn't...
Forum: Road warriors 01-22-2007, 07:43 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 12,342
Posted By mewerj
My dream stable is : R100GSPD -- does...

My dream stable is :

R100GSPD -- does everything the newer ones do but slower. I think they look ubercool and like the simplicity.

XR400R w/ plate -- good at the offroad stuff the GSPD isn't....
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