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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 08:15 PM
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Posted By stretch160
riding in a T shirt was very comfortable, right...

riding in a T shirt was very comfortable, right up until the moment it wasnt.
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 08:10 PM
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Posted By stretch160
not necesarily. If you loosen some brackets and...

not necesarily. If you loosen some brackets and unbolt the rear brake resevoir (1 bolt) the carb can be rotated enought to access the top (where the slide and spacer in question is) and the bottom...
Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2015, 05:25 PM
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Posted By stretch160
I clean and lube with less sticky lube.

I clean and lube with less sticky lube.
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2015, 02:36 PM
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Posted By stretch160
Be careful. I knew an auto mechanic that lost a...

Be careful. I knew an auto mechanic that lost a fingernail when his finger got sucked into a spark plug hole on the intake stroke using this technique.
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2015, 04:57 PM
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Posted By stretch160
I would thinks some fuel would leak from the vent...

I would thinks some fuel would leak from the vent in the cap when the bike is laying on its side.
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2015, 01:32 PM
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Posted By stretch160
not so much preload as spring rate. This would of...

not so much preload as spring rate. This would of course reduce sag.
air , however, makes for a very progressive spring.
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2015, 07:50 PM
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Posted By stretch160
I believe my tires may in fact be magnetic, as...

I believe my tires may in fact be magnetic, as they seem to atract anything made of metal.
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2015, 04:55 PM
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Posted By stretch160
I have a slime pump that I've carried on every...

I have a slime pump that I've carried on every ride for the last 10 years and well 0ver 200,000 miles. It is a bit beat up but still does the job.
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2015, 04:23 PM
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Posted By stretch160
both my rear blinkers failed for the same thing.

both my rear blinkers failed for the same thing.
Forum: Thumpers 04-10-2015, 07:12 PM
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Posted By stretch160
I noticed the same thing when I first installed...

I noticed the same thing when I first installed the new throttle tube, (actualy like a week later) but found there was enough adjustment in the cables to allow me to obtain full throttle without...
Forum: Thumpers 04-10-2015, 03:28 PM
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Posted By stretch160
backfire screen

anybody take theirs out? Notice any benefit from removing it? Make their bike run poorly, or airfilter burst into flames?
I've got my airbox out at the moment and didn't know if there was any...
Forum: Thumpers 04-10-2015, 02:40 PM
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Posted By stretch160
I did mine with just cable adjustments. ...

I did mine with just cable adjustments.



I have the 1/6 turn. I like it, but be sure to worn unsuspecting friends who borow the bike. It can catch them a bit off guard.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-08-2015, 02:11 PM
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Posted By stretch160
Can anyone here guess where my name came from?? ...

Can anyone here guess where my name came from??
I still miss the thump of thos big blades..
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2015, 07:36 PM
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Posted By stretch160
so long as the previous owner did not also instal...

so long as the previous owner did not also instal COGENT DDC, or RICOR intimidators.

I believe racetech emulators may use 10w
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2015, 04:44 PM
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Posted By stretch160
I would allow at least 1 minute of idle time...

I would allow at least 1 minute of idle time before putting the engine under any load. this allows oil to reach every part of the engine.

The owners manual for my ZZR1200 specified 2 minutes of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-06-2015, 09:12 PM
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Posted By stretch160
looks like sidi vertebre boots (like the B2 but...

looks like sidi vertebre boots (like the B2 but with replaceable ankle slider)
They offered (discontinued) good ankle protection. I have crash tested mine many times.
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2015, 02:13 PM
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Posted By stretch160
a telescoping magnetic tool. most hardware store...

a telescoping magnetic tool. most hardware store carry them.


https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=telescoping+magnet&tbm=shop&spd=2435771894665326334
Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2015, 08:40 PM
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Posted By stretch160
yup, that's what i did too. i used the...

yup, that's what i did too. i used the drriders.com discount code and that covered the shipping cost.
Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2015, 07:44 PM
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Posted By stretch160
plain sides and gripper top. I like it.

plain sides and gripper top.
I like it.
Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2015, 07:07 PM
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Posted By stretch160
guilt trip

I was letting my sister learn to ride a motorcycle for the first time in my yard today (on my DR, lowered just for her). she started out well, but lost control. ended up with a broken ankle. Now I...
Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2015, 07:03 PM
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Posted By stretch160
mostly taller in front, but the rear is a little...

mostly taller in front, but the rear is a little thicker too.

http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t374/stretch160/IMG_20150324_144603_zpszlvibmrm.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-31-2015, 05:59 PM
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Posted By stretch160
I noticed that, but you replied a second before I...

I noticed that, but you replied a second before I edited my post. :dunno
The road looked a bit like a section in Northern GA that fooled me.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-31-2015, 05:50 PM
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Posted By stretch160
Gets a bit curvy where it passes over blood...

Gets a bit curvy where it passes over blood mountain down in GA
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2015, 05:23 PM
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Posted By stretch160
I would guess head light modulator.

I would guess head light modulator.
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2015, 01:37 PM
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Posted By stretch160
Having run 520, 525, & 530 on different bikes,...

Having run 520, 525, & 530 on different bikes, I've never noticed a difference in life that could be atributed to chain size. As a matter of fact, the longest life I ever got from a chain happened to...
Forum: Thumpers 03-20-2015, 08:56 PM
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Posted By stretch160
I have this one ...

I have this one

https://ff3d8e6495061f28a832-a7869bbdcfcea96a643a5d6aa79482f7.ssl.cf1.rackcdn.com/items/08-0006.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 03-20-2015, 08:52 PM
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Posted By stretch160
I like changing the shinko 244. You can almost...

I like changing the shinko 244. You can almost change the front tire without tire irons. Breaking the bead is efortles. down side is they pop off the rim if you get a flat.
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2015, 05:31 PM
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Posted By stretch160
Dang-it you said almost :/ now how can I feel...

Dang-it you said almost :/ now how can I feel good about arguing :D
The only auto aplication I've ran accross that uses a spring to relieve pad pressure, was on a 1987 RX7. I'm sure there were...
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2015, 06:44 PM
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Posted By stretch160
He's the only person in the world that knows how...

He's the only person in the world that knows how to tune a carb. If you doubt it, just ask him.
this thread is a more enjoyable place since he left.
I emailed him once to buy a part from him, and...
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2015, 03:43 PM
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Posted By stretch160
my kenda lasted long than the shinkos. Or maybe...

my kenda lasted long than the shinkos. Or maybe it just seemed that way because i wished it would hurry up and wear out. OK in the dirt, scary on pavement.
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2015, 02:25 PM
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Posted By stretch160
some time ago I covered the lower section of my...

some time ago I covered the lower section of my steel braided brake line with 1/4" pvc, split long way, to prevent the line from sagging, but still provide sufficient flex for normal operation.
...
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 109,529
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Posted By stretch160
all other things being =, shorter spring is a...

all other things being =, shorter spring is a higher rate.
Forum: Thumpers 03-11-2015, 03:07 PM
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Posted By stretch160
:tough

:tough
Forum: Thumpers 03-11-2015, 01:50 PM
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Posted By stretch160
NO.. And I'm not sure I'd admit it if I did. :D...

NO..
And I'm not sure I'd admit it if I did. :D
Seriously, youtube is blocked at work, and I have better things to do at home then surf the internet. :lol3
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-10-2015, 08:57 PM
Replies: 38,406
Views: 10,191,086
Posted By stretch160
countersteering

I've traveled long stretches of road with both hands off the bars, but I can only steer around sweepers at that speed.
cornering quickly, or with any sort of precision requires a steering input...
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2015, 08:07 PM
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Posted By stretch160
green chilie

this stuff looks impressive, and should swap easily between bikes.

https://plus.google.com/u/0/+Greenchileadvgear/posts

certainly looks strong. Not sure why the guy with the KLR is wearing a...
Forum: Thumpers 03-09-2015, 05:39 PM
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Posted By stretch160
I think I read somewhere, that white spacer is...

I think I read somewhere, that white spacer is about 0.070" thick
Forum: Thumpers 03-09-2015, 03:47 PM
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Posted By stretch160
I'm using a 2006 2006 and newer have the...

I'm using a 2006
2006 and newer have the quickest turn.
03-05 aren't quite as aggressive.
It is great once you get used to using smaller inputs off road. After a couple of rides you don't even...
Forum: Thumpers 03-09-2015, 03:10 PM
Replies: 109,529
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Posted By stretch160
I'm using the R6 throttle tube. 1/6th turn, and...

I'm using the R6 throttle tube. 1/6th turn, and also cheap on eBay. Fits OEM cables
Forum: Thumpers 03-09-2015, 09:43 AM
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Posted By stretch160
http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t374/stretch16...

http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t374/stretch160/2013-09-08162551-1_zps851f5644.jpg
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