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Forum: Thumpers 10-23-2013, 07:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 943
Posted By caryder
Yup, I agree, keep dropping the pressure. Bike is...

Yup, I agree, keep dropping the pressure. Bike is light and the tires are wide, relatively speaking.


Chuck
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-23-2013, 07:10 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,447
Posted By caryder
Based on what you've said, I'd say no. ...

Based on what you've said, I'd say no.


Chuck
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-01-2013, 09:49 PM
Replies: 1,509
Views: 105,267
Posted By caryder
Are you being obtuse on purpose? Ignoring it was...

Are you being obtuse on purpose? Ignoring it was a bike gang... Bike break checks RR. RR hits bike. RR stops. Bikers slash tires and attempt to enter vehicle. At that point RR has every reason to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-29-2013, 07:15 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,980
Posted By caryder
Yeah, first thought is your son owes you some...

Yeah, first thought is your son owes you some money.

Long ago a friend of mine loaned out a nice vintage TY250 for a trail ride. Quite a ways into the ride the rider went through a water puddle...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-29-2013, 07:04 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,899
Posted By caryder
Is it possible you hit something hard with the...

Is it possible you hit something hard with the engine case? Or we're you just cruising down a paved road and the engine case chunked?


Chuck
Forum: Racing 07-20-2013, 11:45 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,713
Posted By caryder
+1 :clap

+1 :clap
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-16-2013, 07:04 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,018
Posted By caryder
I think there was a motard KX500 for sale in the...

I think there was a motard KX500 for sale in the flea market about a year ago. Looked awesome.


Chuck
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-14-2013, 11:26 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,018
Posted By caryder
Your advice in a "how to do a wheelie thread" is...

Your advice in a "how to do a wheelie thread" is don't do it... on an XR600?


Chuck
Forum: Racing 07-11-2013, 08:30 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,713
Posted By caryder
Good idea, good way to help. Chuck

Good idea, good way to help.


Chuck
Forum: GS Boxers 07-02-2013, 07:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,255
Posted By caryder
No, it's not BS when the EPA writes poorly...

No, it's not BS when the EPA writes poorly written requirements for consumers and then retracts them when they are called on it. Now they have written requirements that prevent you from filling up...
Forum: 2 smokers 06-24-2013, 10:47 PM
Replies: 451
Views: 25,885
Posted By caryder
Good god you are a piece of work. Read the post...

Good god you are a piece of work. Read the post again.

This has to be one of the most futile threads I've ever seen.

Chuck
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-22-2013, 09:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,948
Posted By caryder
Close, KTM 300 2-smoke, Multi, NC700X. But I'd go...

Close, KTM 300 2-smoke, Multi, NC700X. But I'd go for the Zero too.

I have a KDX220 I like quite a bit, an NC700X, a RD 400, and a Gas Gas 300 Pro trials bike. Pretty close to my ideal garage but...
Forum: 2 smokers 06-22-2013, 06:19 PM
Replies: 451
Views: 25,885
Posted By caryder
You need to get off the broken record. Enough...

You need to get off the broken record. Enough about other posters.

I've raced and worked on 2-stroke motors since I was a teenager. I've made lots of mistakes and have learned a tremendous amount...
Forum: 2 smokers 06-22-2013, 04:33 PM
Replies: 451
Views: 25,885
Posted By caryder
Delete. Mispost.

Delete. Mispost.
Forum: 2 smokers 06-22-2013, 04:18 PM
Replies: 451
Views: 25,885
Posted By caryder
A YZ 465 and RZ 350 rarely get off the pilot...

A YZ 465 and RZ 350 rarely get off the pilot jets? You just described a trials bike, not a sport bike or a big bore motocross bike. Were you talking about your application or the poster's...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-22-2013, 03:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 618
Posted By caryder
I use that oil because I like the smell (castor...

I use that oil because I like the smell (castor 927) and it goes along with the vintage character of the RD. I live in a warm climate so no mixing issues. It does require more attention, but the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-21-2013, 10:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 618
Posted By caryder
Oh... There are lots of people that will share...

Oh... There are lots of people that will share their wisdom.

Are you planning on trail riding or vintage racing?

Any pre mix oil will "work". I have a 1976 RD 400. I prefer synthetic but there...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-21-2013, 09:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,913
Posted By caryder
My bad. It was midnight and I inferred you were...

My bad. It was midnight and I inferred you were making a comment on my post about the illegal pass ticket my buddy earned a few weekends ago. The intent of my post was to explain an infrequent...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-20-2013, 11:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,913
Posted By caryder
Nobody was speeding. The ticket was for illegal...

Nobody was speeding. The ticket was for illegal passing ONLY. Quite a casual pass except it wasn't in a passing zone. Pass was done with a clear view. The two vehicles in front were a car and a...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-19-2013, 07:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,913
Posted By caryder
We had been part of a group of 14 on a loop from...

We had been part of a group of 14 on a loop from Phx to the Overland Expo (Mormon Lake) , Flag, Sedona, Jerome, Prescott, Wickenburg, Phx. We spent too much time at the Expo walking around and at...
Forum: Road warriors 06-16-2013, 03:19 PM
Replies: 5,545
Views: 1,025,570
Posted By caryder
I installed all my accessories, which was most of...

I installed all my accessories, which was most of what was offered. It was a bit of a pain in the ass to have to remove an astonishing number of layers of plastic to simply install a 12V outlet. I...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-30-2013, 07:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,913
Posted By caryder
A friend was nabbed for illegal passing a couple...

A friend was nabbed for illegal passing a couple of weekends ago on the way down Yarnell. Options were: $175 fine & points or take an online traffic school for $173. He elected the online school. You...
Forum: Road warriors 05-08-2013, 08:13 PM
Replies: 5,545
Views: 1,025,570
Posted By caryder
What was your GPS verified top speed in 6th gear...

What was your GPS verified top speed in 6th gear and how did that compare to indicated?

Was top speed higher in 5th or 6th gear?


Chuck
Forum: Equipment 05-07-2013, 08:52 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,195
Posted By caryder
When it comes to "good" foot wear for harsh...

When it comes to "good" foot wear for harsh environments I gauge the quality of the protection with the stiffness level of walking in them. I expect a high level of protection when the boot feels...
Forum: Equipment 05-05-2013, 05:49 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,195
Posted By caryder
Sounds like "no helmet" logic. So drop a heavy...

Sounds like "no helmet" logic. So drop a heavy object on your toes that the steel toe provides the protection to prevent injury. Put on a regular work boot and do the same thing and then explain how...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-05-2013, 04:35 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 6,958
Posted By caryder
I'm no expert, but I did sleep at a Holiday Inn....

I'm no expert, but I did sleep at a Holiday Inn. I typically trail braked for some 30 or so years of dirt, street, and racing... Until I owned a SV1000S about 10 years ago and discovered it cornered...
Forum: Road warriors 05-02-2013, 07:11 PM
Replies: 5,545
Views: 1,025,570
Posted By caryder
The previous poster made a mistake and quoted 4th...

The previous poster made a mistake and quoted 4th gear top speed, not 5th. That was the only reason I posted. On mine, I've checked GPS against speedo and the speedo was plus 2 at 95 GPS. Since then...
Forum: Road warriors 05-01-2013, 07:57 PM
Replies: 5,545
Views: 1,025,570
Posted By caryder
5th gear was 188.26 KPH = 117 MPH Chuck

5th gear was 188.26 KPH = 117 MPH


Chuck
Forum: Road warriors 05-01-2013, 06:48 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 22,066
Posted By caryder
You mean like an RD400 that gets 25mpg on $10...

You mean like an RD400 that gets 25mpg on $10 premix but sounds and smells soooo good? :-)


Chuck
Forum: Airheads 05-01-2013, 06:34 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,572
Posted By caryder
Nice. And very nice of you to offer to get it...

Nice. And very nice of you to offer to get it running as a surprise.


Chuck
Forum: Trials 04-30-2013, 09:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,350
Posted By caryder
The big diff is the Explorer is a trials bike...

The big diff is the Explorer is a trials bike with a long ride kit on it, otherwise same motor & GBx as their trials bike. Freeride is a lighter frame with a detuned 350f motor. Completely different...
Forum: Road warriors 04-30-2013, 09:17 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 22,066
Posted By caryder
Exactly! Chuck

Exactly!


Chuck
Forum: Road warriors 04-30-2013, 09:10 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 22,066
Posted By caryder
I own a NC700X. It's a great bike with great...

I own a NC700X. It's a great bike with great economy, but I wouldn't put it in a must own or must ride category. It's just a really sensible motorcycle for everyday riding.

Mention of the Aprilia...
Forum: Road warriors 04-30-2013, 09:01 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 22,066
Posted By caryder
I currently own a 1976 RD400C w/ stage 2 setup....

I currently own a 1976 RD400C w/ stage 2 setup. Bought new and road raced a1975 RD350 as a teen and early 20's. Always wanted a Gamma. Suppose it's a "grass is always greener" kind of thing.

...
Forum: Road warriors 04-29-2013, 07:45 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 22,066
Posted By caryder
Falls into must ride category since difficult to...

Falls into must ride category since difficult to obtain. Suzuki gamma 500 or RD500.

A tuned ported chambered RZ350 can be a substitute but not a replacement.

KTM RC8, I think as iconic as any...
Forum: 2 smokers 03-27-2013, 09:39 PM
Replies: 451
Views: 25,885
Posted By caryder
No, use Yamalube at about 60% of the cost. And as...

No, use Yamalube at about 60% of the cost. And as said before, don't use injector oil in premix.


Chuck
Forum: The Garage 03-20-2013, 06:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,591
Posted By caryder
There is no "polarity" on an AC circuit. Just Hot...

There is no "polarity" on an AC circuit. Just Hot (power) and Neutral (reference). The "polarity" reverses at the frequency of the generator (usually 60 Hz (times/second) in the US or 50 Hz in...
Forum: Road warriors 02-14-2013, 08:25 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 17,383
Posted By caryder
Larry and OP, from the real world... Only 800...

Larry and OP, from the real world... Only 800 miles on the bike so far. My commute is short in the morning (4 miles) on 45 mph surface streets. The motor doesn't even get up to operating temp which...
Forum: Equipment 02-13-2013, 07:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 845
Posted By caryder
I've used an etrex for off road on all my dirt...

I've used an etrex for off road on all my dirt bikes, mountain bike and even for trials section mapping. Comes in handy to remember tracks and locate sections from weeks ago with the waypoints. I...
Forum: The Garage 02-03-2013, 07:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,872
Posted By caryder
If the EFI system uses an O2 sensor for feedback,...

If the EFI system uses an O2 sensor for feedback, it only operates closed loop over a limited RPM and throttle opening range. While it's operating closed loop it tracks AFR adjustments based on O2...
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