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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-30-2015, 07:26 PM
Replies: 337
Views: 45,313
I was trying to punch the log at the upper 2/3,...

I was trying to punch the log at the upper 2/3, but barely got the wheel off the ground at all before it hit. It went south from there. I think I was a bit too terrified for proper technique. If you...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-30-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 337
Views: 45,313
Ha! I'm not taking advice from a guy that throws...

Ha! I'm not taking advice from a guy that throws his XRL off of giant concrete culverts for fun! Though, it's nice to see you following your own advice.




That's what I plan to tell the cops...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-30-2015, 06:01 AM
Replies: 337
Views: 45,313
I've been following this thread for quite awhile...

I've been following this thread for quite awhile and have been practicing these techniques on my TLR 200 - which is a great bike for cross training.

This past weekend, I got an opportunity to try...
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2015, 08:09 PM
Replies: 82,746
Views: 9,343,342
And Steve, with nods to Bell's brilliant "cheap...

And Steve, with nods to Bell's brilliant "cheap skate call-out" marketing, about a decade ago there was a peer reviewed article in Motorcyclist by the great, late Dr. Harry hurt (the father of...
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 82,746
Views: 9,343,342
Well, that is true - but most of the fun upgrade...

Well, that is true - but most of the fun upgrade parts, are tougher to come by! I'll know more after I get a look at the bike. I'm hoping it's a direct swap to my bike, but I might need the triples...
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 82,746
Views: 9,343,342
That's pretty reasonable. But, I suspect you have...

That's pretty reasonable. But, I suspect you have a pretty good network for sourcing used parts!

I'm going to look at a '94 XRL this weekend. It already has a USD front end and Pro-action...
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2015, 08:38 AM
Replies: 82,746
Views: 9,343,342
Can anyone give me a ball park on what I'd expect...

Can anyone give me a ball park on what I'd expect to spend on a USD conversion. I've found a full setup off a CRF450, but am not sure if it's a bargain or not. Are different years significantly...
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 82,746
Views: 9,343,342
I thought the fcr only came in 39 and 41. Haven't...

I thought the fcr only came in 39 and 41. Haven't searched for 40's. A buddy of mine just put an fcr 39 on his dr650. I've driven his bike both before and after the conversion. The throttle response...
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2015, 06:01 AM
Replies: 82,746
Views: 9,343,342
What is your story? You're too young to have...

What is your story? You're too young to have fought in ww1.


Ive read fcr41 conversions, but damn those are expensive carbs. Fcr39s are much more reasonable. Are they worth it? Can they be jetted...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-20-2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,305
I had a valve stem break off my front wheel at...

I had a valve stem break off my front wheel at high speed. I actually felt something hit my shin so I started slowing down. That's when the bike started pulling hard to the left. I had to hold...
Forum: Thumpers 03-20-2015, 06:23 AM
Replies: 82,746
Views: 9,343,342
The other one is assistancelist.com ...

The other one is assistancelist.com

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=864534

Nothing in Springfield, though.
Forum: Thumpers 03-20-2015, 05:53 AM
Replies: 82,746
Views: 9,343,342
Doesn't look like there's anything in Spring...

Doesn't look like there's anything in Spring field. The closest ones are F1.4 in Aurora
http://advrider.com/forums/member.php?u=264390

and Louie5 in Joplin...
Forum: Trials 03-19-2015, 06:17 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 12,793
Pulled the trusty TLR out of the shed yesterday...

Pulled the trusty TLR out of the shed yesterday afternoon to play on some backyard obstacles. That's when I noticed the chain was really loose. No biggie - time for a little chain maintenance.
...
Forum: Hacks 03-19-2015, 06:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,789
That's exactly what I had in mind. A removable...

That's exactly what I had in mind. A removable body for passengers with a flat cargo platform underneath. That rolling chassis looks a good deal. Sure, I could probably build one cheaper - but having...
Forum: 2 smokers 03-18-2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,645
Putting your thumb over the spark plug hole and...

Putting your thumb over the spark plug hole and kicking it over to see if it has compression. It'll tell you "if" - but it takes a well calibrated thumb to tell you "how much".

Mine's out of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-18-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 1,009
Views: 164,717
Likewise.

Likewise.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-18-2015, 11:22 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,701
<iframe width="560" height="315"...

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/roKCZfE9JJ4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-18-2015, 05:30 AM
Replies: 1,009
Views: 164,717
Do you actually believe that? You think they...

Do you actually believe that? You think they hired a stunt rider, and his bike just happened to be the right color, have the same shaped tank, and aside from the engine, pretty much looked like the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-17-2015, 08:34 AM
Replies: 1,009
Views: 164,717
Still not the bike or the hill from the show....

Still not the bike or the hill from the show. Seems like if it were feasible to take that bike up that hill, they would have simply done that. Since they didn't, it seems obvious to me that it were...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-17-2015, 07:17 AM
Replies: 1,009
Views: 164,717
Yes. Obviously. :rolleyes I didn't think I...

Yes. Obviously. :rolleyes

I didn't think I needed to spell it out - but in 1969 they didn't have high horsepower extended swingarm monoshock dedicated hillclimbing Harleys.

In 1969, they...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-17-2015, 05:18 AM
Replies: 1,009
Views: 164,717
Ha! that's a pretty good list. Here's the first...

Ha! that's a pretty good list. Here's the first one I noticed:

https://youtu.be/EgphD_ZO_jI?t=3m4s

The engine is a 4 stroke single - but the sound is a little off! Though, I if I had to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-16-2015, 07:59 AM
Replies: 1,009
Views: 164,717
What spoiler? I assure you there's nothing in...

What spoiler? I assure you there's nothing in that picture that gives out any plot - relevant or not.

Thanks for the link, though. I did a search for a The Walking Dead thread, but maybe the Jo...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-16-2015, 05:27 AM
Replies: 1,009
Views: 164,717
http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w320/gravityisn...

http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w320/gravityisnotmyfriend/Motorcycles/darylbike.jpg (http://s179.photobucket.com/user/gravityisnotmyfriend/media/Motorcycles/darylbike.jpg.html)

I still don't...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-11-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 36,690
Views: 9,598,028
nevermind

nevermind
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-11-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 984
Views: 40,865
It's also counting on the owner not being in the...

It's also counting on the owner not being in the habit of turning their petcock to the off position when they stop like they should (assuming it's not vacuum operated).

I was just explaining to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-11-2015, 10:47 AM
Replies: 984
Views: 40,865
It will when their bike starts sputtering on the...

It will when their bike starts sputtering on the highway. They'd reach down to switch it to reserve and find they're already on reserve and now out of gas.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-11-2015, 07:43 AM
Replies: 514
Views: 61,073
Truth! Though I can tell you that first...

Truth!

Though I can tell you that first gear will eventually go out if you do it enough.
Forum: Trials 03-11-2015, 07:01 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 12,793
Anyone try to flip the triple clamps around on...

Anyone try to flip the triple clamps around on this bike? The handle bar clamps angle back toward the rider severely. I'd like to have to angled toward the front. I want to machine a pair of handle...
Forum: Hacks 03-11-2015, 05:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,789
That thing's a beauty! And yeah - it'd be great...

That thing's a beauty! And yeah - it'd be great for both cargo and people hauling. Just wish I had access to a tubing bender (and the skills to use one!).

I do have skills and equipment to cut,...
Forum: Thumpers 03-11-2015, 05:23 AM
Replies: 82,746
Views: 9,343,342
You don't need specific numbers - just look for a...

You don't need specific numbers - just look for a difference.

With your bike off, the battery is probably sitting somewhere between 12 and 13 volts. When you start the bike, you should see a bit...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-11-2015, 05:15 AM
Replies: 1,009
Views: 164,717
I swear that half the reason I watch "The Walking...

I swear that half the reason I watch "The Walking Dead" is to bitch about the stupid decisions they make. But, if they were smart, the show would be very boring. So, yeah - liter bike zombie chaser...
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 14,776
We gotta wait a year to see this finished?!?! ...

We gotta wait a year to see this finished?!?!

<iframe width="420" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/WWaLxFIVX1s" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-10-2015, 06:02 AM
Replies: 1,009
Views: 164,717
Could be. ...

Could be.
http://www.gsxr-suzuki.it/en/gsxr-1988/gsxr750_engine.jpg

I'm not seeing the cam chain housing in the middle of the engine on the zombie bike, but now I'm thinking that I'm seeing an...
Forum: Road warriors 03-09-2015, 01:50 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,395
:huh You ran the engine dry of oil, and his...

:huh

You ran the engine dry of oil, and his way to determine damage was to start it?

:huh
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-09-2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 1,009
Views: 164,717
Any "The Walking Dead" fans wanna speculate on...

Any "The Walking Dead" fans wanna speculate on Daryl's new bike?

http://www.ew.com/sites/default/files/1423147576/Walking-Dead-BTS-01.jpg

The limited travel USD fork and wide wheel look...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-09-2015, 09:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 825
We need more "during" pics. What all was involved...

We need more "during" pics. What all was involved in the transformation?

A mid sized parallel twin dual sport would be perfect for predictable power and smoother on the interstate than a thumper....
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2015, 08:06 PM
Replies: 82,746
Views: 9,343,342
I've seen it. Just can't relate to the brand...

I've seen it. Just can't relate to the brand name. When I see:

TMT
TMT2
TMT3

My brain sees:
'TMNT
Secret of the Oooze/Ninja Rap
The last samurai.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-06-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 583
Views: 207,502
Glad to see some progress on this project! I'm...

Glad to see some progress on this project! I'm enjoying this build way too much!

Any plans for a Minsk adventure when she's done?
Forum: Australia 03-05-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 3,414
Views: 504,627
Why do elephants paint their tonails red? ...

Why do elephants paint their tonails red?

To hide in Cherry trees!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-05-2015, 06:19 AM
Replies: 933
Views: 76,798
Any idea why this is? My Shadow is so much more...

Any idea why this is? My Shadow is so much more stable on gravel with a car tire on the back. I'm really struggling to understand why. I used to avoid gravel roads since the bike felt like it...
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