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Forum: Ride reports 02-02-2013, 05:42 PM
Replies: 4,757
Views: 1,220,241
Posted By baldrick
Well Said, Sir.

Well Said, Sir.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-07-2012, 07:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,667
Posted By baldrick
Knobbies are a really good idea. Even with...

Knobbies are a really good idea. Even with knobbies you'll suffer in the sand if you haven't had much experience with it. On a DL650 I'd stay on the sand roads and avoid the smaller jeep trails.
...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-04-2012, 01:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,667
Posted By baldrick
It's hunting season

Right now it's hunting season. As I recall, Sunday Hunting is not permitted in New Jersey. If that's true, limit your riding to Sundays only, and stay out of the woods the rest of the week until...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-11-2012, 08:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,333
Posted By baldrick
What Shelion said. I had my rotator cuff repaired...

What Shelion said. I had my rotator cuff repaired arthroscopically in late July, and that machine was worth its weight in gold.

I had a 3 1/2 cm tear; Milo Sewards at Temple Sports Medicine in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-11-2012, 08:35 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,073
Posted By baldrick
dirt technique

Take a look at some of the instructional videos on the Trials Training Center website for dirt techniques, then go out and practice them. You can do most of this stuff on a regular dirtbike.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-25-2012, 08:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,862
Posted By baldrick
It's not exactly geared to riding off road, but...

It's not exactly geared to riding off road, but American Supercamp will teach you a lot that directly transfers to off road riding. It's flat track school, with emphasis on how to slide a bike. It's...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-25-2012, 08:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,858
Posted By baldrick
Seven Mountains Ride

As usual, PATRA put on a really good event. The trails were well marked, the map and roll charts actually made sense, the trails were fun, and not too difficult. And lunch was excellent.

I did...
Forum: Thumpers 05-08-2012, 06:22 AM
Replies: 4,626
Views: 811,302
Posted By baldrick
Join the Yahoo group. There's lots of good...

Join the Yahoo group. There's lots of good information on that site.

As to the kit, it's just a pilot jet and main jet - if I recall correctly, #20 pilot, #130 main jet, and you can get them at a...
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2012, 01:18 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 17,099
Posted By baldrick
And the XR400

http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h75/baldrickb/Pine%20Barrens%20Pictures/IMG_0140.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2012, 01:16 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 17,099
Posted By baldrick
2005 xr650l

http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h75/baldrickb/XR650L/SevenMountainDualSport010.jpg

http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h75/baldrickb/XR650L/XR650L22Feb2012001.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 04-19-2012, 09:10 AM
Replies: 25,109
Views: 4,425,831
Posted By baldrick
I think that's correct. A heavier spring might...

I think that's correct. A heavier spring might have kept the shock from bottoming so much, but you still lose some of the ground clearance and suspension travel in the rear.
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2012, 11:48 AM
Replies: 25,109
Views: 4,425,831
Posted By baldrick
Lowering links? Back to back comparison

I had a chance to ride the same DRZ400s with and without lowering links over a three day off road trip, courtesy of Uwe Diemer of Admo Tours. I'm 5' 7", and about 180 lbs. The first day was with the...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 04-10-2012, 09:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,293
Posted By baldrick
Garmin 60 or Delorme PN 60?

I am going back and forth on this one. Do I buy a used Garmin 60 or a Delorme PN-60?

I'm a pretty experienced GPS user, but I've owned only Magellans and a Lowrance Ifinder in the past, each of...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-05-2012, 05:51 AM
Replies: 614
Views: 192,338
Posted By baldrick
New Jersey pine barrens water, mud

Here's a water crossing from the 2011 Pine Barrens 300:

http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h75/baldrickb/Pine%20Barrens%20Pictures/1255822667_5zW9LK6-L.jpg


Here's a KTM stuck in a mudhole, and...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-30-2012, 05:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,319
Posted By baldrick
That's what I'll be riding. See you then.

That's what I'll be riding. See you then.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-28-2012, 07:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,319
Posted By baldrick
PB300 Tune Up ride?

Any of you big bike guys looking for a chance to do some sand roads/jeep trails this Sunday? If so, throw me a PM. I'll be at Atsion Ranger station at 9 AM.
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2012, 01:00 PM
Replies: 4,626
Views: 811,302
Posted By baldrick
A couple more suggestions: First, check...

A couple more suggestions:

First, check your pilot jet circuit. Drain the float bowl and pull the pilot jet out and look for blockages. You might as well pull the other jets too, disassemble the...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-20-2012, 11:40 AM
Replies: 544
Views: 48,842
Posted By baldrick
Here's a shameless plug and bump for my friend...

Here's a shameless plug and bump for my friend Jack's ride. If this thing isn't full already, send in your money right now. You need to do this ride. :norton
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2012, 12:04 PM
Replies: 4,626
Views: 811,302
Posted By baldrick
This may be a stupid question, but is your choke...

This may be a stupid question, but is your choke working? Mine always needed some choke to start when cold. If the choke is not working at the carb you could spend a long time trying to start it,...
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2012, 11:49 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,793
Posted By baldrick
You can cut the foam down on a stock XRL saddle...

You can cut the foam down on a stock XRL saddle and end up with a bike even I at 5' 7", with short legs can ride. Here's a picture or two:
...
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2012, 09:13 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,793
Posted By baldrick
650 bikes

Any reason why you're not considering an XR650L? The weak subframe aside (pretty easily fixed with some gussets welded on, as discussed in the XRL threads in this website), mine has been bulletproof...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-07-2011, 12:34 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 20,107
Posted By baldrick
Ooga-Booga?

Did you guys read the description of the author of that NYtimes piece?

"Frederick Seidel is the author (http://www.poets.org/poet.php/prmPID/546) of the poetry collections “Ooga-Booga” and, most...
Forum: Racing 10-23-2011, 08:32 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 50,459
Posted By baldrick
I just watched the video. Looked like there was...

I just watched the video. Looked like there was nothing Edwards or Rossi could do to avoid hitting Simoncelli. That won't make Colin or Valentino feel any better about it though. A tragedy.

Vaya...
Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2011, 06:50 AM
Replies: 4,626
Views: 811,302
Posted By baldrick
That was me, and it worked pretty well, all...

That was me, and it worked pretty well, all things considered. It's a round slide carb, not a flat slide, and it's a tight fit, but it will go in. I ended up using the throttle assembly and cables...
Forum: Thumpers 07-28-2011, 11:46 AM
Replies: 4,626
Views: 811,302
Posted By baldrick
Makes you wonder why the bike didn't come that...

Makes you wonder why the bike didn't come that way from the factory. Once upon a time, long ago, it would have.... :huh
Forum: Thumpers 07-26-2011, 01:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,094
Posted By baldrick
A kawasaki super sherpa is probably about as...

A kawasaki super sherpa is probably about as close as you'll get, if you don't want to convert/plate/register an enduro bike. The sherpa has no kickstart, but is aircooled. You can still find 2009...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-15-2011, 07:17 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,882
Posted By baldrick
I didn't see whether you needed to buy a street...

I didn't see whether you needed to buy a street legal bike. If it doesn't have to be street legal, then I have two suggestions:

1) A few years ago I bought a Honda CRF230 for my sons to ride off...
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2011, 10:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,169
Posted By baldrick
Cut down the seat

I've posted this before, but I think it applies here. You can have a full size bike with a dirt worthy suspension and still have a reasonable seat height if you cut down the seat. Here's an...
Forum: Thumpers 07-06-2011, 05:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,270
Posted By baldrick
"Moron begs for help with Super Sherpa carb...

"Moron begs for help with Super Sherpa carb problem!!!"

Moron? You got it done, and solved some problems too. Morons can't do that. And Morons can't rejet a carb. You did good (or well, to be...
Forum: Thumpers 07-05-2011, 09:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,270
Posted By baldrick
Yes, it does - the stock petcock has a hose that...

Yes, it does - the stock petcock has a hose that goes onto a fitting in the engine intake boot. When the engine starts,vacuum opens the petcock.

The Yahoo owner's group has directions for...
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2011, 05:52 AM
Replies: 4,626
Views: 811,302
Posted By baldrick
I think the next step may be to change the front...

I think the next step may be to change the front brake line to a stainless steel line - I believe Spiegel or someone sells one for the Sherpa. My front brake is somewhat squishy, and I've bled it...
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2011, 07:44 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 30,819
Posted By baldrick
Here's mine

Here's my old XR400

http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h75/baldrickb/Dual%20Sport%20Bikes/IMG_0079.jpg

Here it is after I cut the seat down. Ugly, but it works.
...
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2011, 12:17 PM
Replies: 78,929
Views: 8,654,222
Posted By baldrick
This sounds like a good place to start. I weigh...

This sounds like a good place to start. I weigh about 185 as well. Thanks.
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2011, 08:38 AM
Replies: 78,929
Views: 8,654,222
Posted By baldrick
Suspension mods

I just got back from the Seven Mountain dual sport in PA. I rode my 650L.
Overall the bike worked fine. The motor is positively brilliant - it's got an xr600r carb (jetted 165/65) and an FMF...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-27-2011, 06:53 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,945
Posted By baldrick
thanks organizers, and a couple of pictures

The organizers of this event did a great job. I thought the gas stop was brilliant - no hassles trying to buy $6.57 worth of gas, pretty girls at the pump. You just pulled up to the pump and they...
Forum: Thumpers 06-21-2011, 11:31 AM
Replies: 4,626
Views: 811,302
Posted By baldrick
I can only answer for myself, but I get a lot...

I can only answer for myself, but I get a lot more scared when I lose the front end - if the rear's spinning up, who cares? That's part of the fun, and easily controlled. But if I lose the front I...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-20-2011, 02:15 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,945
Posted By baldrick
I'm in. Looking forward to this one.

I'm in. Looking forward to this one.
Forum: The Garage 06-14-2011, 11:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,829
Posted By baldrick
American Science and Surplus

They also carry good heavy screw-type and spring-type carabiners/coupling rings from time to time. If I recall correctly, I bought half a dozen of each for $1.99 apiece, and use them on my bike...
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2011, 10:18 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,036
Posted By baldrick
Sorry to hear about your engine. I know of...

Sorry to hear about your engine.

I know of no way to diagnose what's wrong without disassembling the engine. If you're lucky, it's the top end only, and the crank/bearings won't need to be...
Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2011, 11:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 698
Posted By baldrick
+1 for the XR650L. With your size, it's not too...

+1 for the XR650L. With your size, it's not too tall. Put a fork brace on it and keep the oil changed. They are almost as bullet proof as an XR400. It should carry your gear easily - the rear...
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