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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-16-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,290
Posted By scrambler73
I ride Kawasaki Triples.... the end.

I ride Kawasaki Triples....

the end.
Forum: The Garage 07-15-2013, 07:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,478
Posted By scrambler73
another golf ball "incident". I was probably...

another golf ball "incident".

I was probably 12 or 13 and was hitting golf balls into the vacant field next to our house. My dad had just bought a new truck (early 80's F150 Extended cab) and had...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-20-2013, 07:03 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,931
Posted By scrambler73
One of the most under-rated bikes in...

One of the most under-rated bikes in history...and offer a HUGE bang for your buck.
They are indeed faster than most 750's (4strokes) of their era. Not only that, but stone-axe reliable, sound nice...
Forum: Vendors 05-28-2013, 08:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 599
Posted By scrambler73
Uship is going to provide the best bang for your...

Uship is going to provide the best bang for your buck.

BUT!!!!!!

you have to do your homework!!!!

DO NOT go with the "Cheapest" guy. Go with someone that has a proven track record with MANY...
Forum: Face plant 03-31-2013, 09:09 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 40,012
Posted By scrambler73
One of my fondest "mental images" of riding was...

One of my fondest "mental images" of riding was when heading west across Wyoming as the sun was going down....Circa 1994-sh?

3 of us were crossing the country on overloaded sportbikes (cbr, fzr,...
Forum: 2 smokers 12-15-2012, 08:44 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 11,731
Posted By scrambler73
THAT is how its done...

THAT is how its done...
Forum: 2 smokers 09-09-2012, 05:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,812
Posted By scrambler73
Funny you mention that... I had one for a while...

Funny you mention that... I had one for a while that was like magic in fast rough/unpredictable terrain. My KDX200 feels like its going to pitch you off with its flighty/headshakey feel. Yeah, I...
Forum: 2 smokers 07-04-2012, 06:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,332
Posted By scrambler73
In my experience, these bikes aren't super...

In my experience, these bikes aren't super sensitive to jetting unless you start getting into ported (highly tuned) engines.
Every one of my KDX200's or 220's have had an FMF woods or fatty (or...
Forum: 2 smokers 04-16-2012, 01:33 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 13,433
Posted By scrambler73
To say that an RD350 "handles poorly" is one of...

To say that an RD350 "handles poorly" is one of the most mis-informed things I've read here on ADV... Even by today's standards, they handle pretty stinking good...
I dont even think they handle...
Forum: 2 smokers 03-14-2012, 07:14 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 11,731
Posted By scrambler73
Nice Profit!!!!!!!!!!! Are you going to give...

Nice Profit!!!!!!!!!!! Are you going to give the poor guy you bought it from a "small cut" just to show your appreciation?

...
Forum: 2 smokers 03-12-2012, 01:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,160
Posted By scrambler73
There are plenty of parts options out there these...

There are plenty of parts options out there these days....


John at Midatlantic.com

Jess at Jessbikes.com

Andre or Ellen at Reproductiondecals.com

Partsnmore.com
Forum: Old's Cool 02-26-2012, 08:18 PM
Replies: 342
Views: 144,707
Posted By scrambler73
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v322/scrambler73...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v322/scrambler73/ef19a36d.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 02-26-2012, 07:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,341
Posted By scrambler73
I agree that the 750 turbo is not a good bike to...

I agree that the 750 turbo is not a good bike to start on... Actually, for sooo many reasons its a TERRIBLE first bike.

I just spent a week riding around on my friends 750 Turbo (identical to the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-20-2012, 10:02 AM
Replies: 32,247
Views: 7,832,891
Posted By scrambler73
People that think "what way"? I was...

People that think "what way"?

I was merely adding to the thread with a personal experience Ive had when riding "the dragon" and the two photos that were posted.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-19-2012, 07:35 PM
Replies: 32,247
Views: 7,832,891
Posted By scrambler73
These two pics bring back a couple of...

These two pics bring back a couple of not-so-great memories from our Annual 2 Stroke meet, I believe it was 2007 or 2008?

There had been two deaths a few weeks prior and Blount County...
Forum: 2 smokers 02-18-2012, 08:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,197
Posted By scrambler73
wow...I just did the completed Ebay check and...

wow...I just did the completed Ebay check and looks like prices on the nicer bikes are FINALLY starting to get to the point where they belong.

as for the RZ for sale, Its been a while (last...
Forum: 2 smokers 02-17-2012, 09:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,197
Posted By scrambler73
RZ's are weird bikes when it comes to putting a...

RZ's are weird bikes when it comes to putting a "value" on them. They are all over the board price-wise. Ive seen beautiful, great running bikes sell for $2000.00, and then a few months later a pile...
Forum: 2 smokers 02-14-2012, 01:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,710
Posted By scrambler73
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UnSBfYjUISw ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UnSBfYjUISw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzaBsGvXcsw
Forum: 2 smokers 01-27-2012, 03:35 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 12,124
Posted By scrambler73
no kidding... I doubt the guy even owns a 2...

no kidding...
I doubt the guy even owns a 2 stroke other than his weedwhip.
Forum: 2 smokers 01-26-2012, 02:16 PM
Replies: 1,097
Views: 298,905
Posted By scrambler73
Dear Lord Glyn... that is just beautiful. ...

Dear Lord Glyn... that is just beautiful.

Was it built solely for racing? and if so.... what class and how does it fair against its competition??

or did ya figure out a way to tag that thing.
Forum: 2 smokers 01-26-2012, 01:52 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 12,124
Posted By scrambler73
WEIGHT... and the fact that MX bikes have their...

WEIGHT... and the fact that MX bikes have their necks wrung most of the time= RACEBIKE

A racebikes engine lives in a much narrower RPM range than a streetbike, so jetting for premix with a engine...
Forum: 2 smokers 01-26-2012, 08:07 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 12,124
Posted By scrambler73
nah.. Im not taking anything out of context. You...

nah.. Im not taking anything out of context. You are saying that oil injection systems are crap, and I, along with the majority on here are saying that there is nothing "unreliable" about oil...
Forum: 2 smokers 01-25-2012, 06:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,153
Posted By scrambler73
How much did you weigh "back in the day?".... If...

How much did you weigh "back in the day?".... If you put on 100 lbs, that poor little bike is giving you all she's got at 55....:rofl

To check crankseals, you'll need to do a leak-down test....
Forum: 2 smokers 01-25-2012, 06:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,098
Posted By scrambler73
^^^^^^:rofl^^^^^

^^^^^^:rofl^^^^^
Forum: 2 smokers 01-25-2012, 06:27 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 12,124
Posted By scrambler73
well.....until you stick a crank and later...

well.....until you stick a crank and later realize that the bike you decided to premix has an oil injection system designed to directly feed oil to the main bearings by means of slingers/diverters....
Forum: 2 smokers 01-24-2012, 06:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,835
Posted By scrambler73
Cool Glyn...and I do agree that with 180 phasing,...

Cool Glyn...and I do agree that with 180 phasing, if the 2 into 1 is designed well enough (and it sounds like you are definately on the right track!), you will not have nearly the "problems" with...
Forum: 2 smokers 01-24-2012, 07:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,153
Posted By scrambler73
I had one for a while. It would do just shy of...

I had one for a while. It would do just shy of 70mph bone stock. I was even stupid enough to bring out in traffic on the highway one day.....ever ride your bicycle at highway speeds next to 18...
Forum: 2 smokers 01-23-2012, 08:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,835
Posted By scrambler73
2 strokes will always make the most horsepower...

2 strokes will always make the most horsepower with ONE individual expansion chamber per cylinder.
As soon as you add 1 or 2 more cylinders to the mix, the soundwaves (for lack of a better...
Forum: The Garage 01-17-2012, 08:26 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,889
Posted By scrambler73
We worked on a project 5 or 6 years ago where...

We worked on a project 5 or 6 years ago where they had retrofitted a tankless in place of a monster 100 gallon natural gas due to space issues (remodeled basement...stole some of the utility room for...
Forum: The Garage 01-16-2012, 08:04 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,889
Posted By scrambler73
gotta love $13.00 Fixes! When the time...

gotta love $13.00 Fixes!

When the time comes, another thing to consider when going "tankless" is the distance from the heater to the shower/faucet/etc. The closer you are able to mount the unit...
Forum: 2 smokers 01-12-2012, 08:08 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 31,410
Posted By scrambler73
I love all 2 wheeled vehicles, but Old School 2...

I love all 2 wheeled vehicles, but Old School 2 Strokes are what keep me sane......... would love to see a dedicated sub-forum.

20yr old PW80 count? :huh...
Forum: Road warriors 09-18-2011, 12:13 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 13,767
Posted By scrambler73
crazy how huge the "cafe racer" craze has become...

crazy how huge the "cafe racer" craze has become in the last few years. Who woulda thunk?

Although everybody has their own opinion of what constitutes a cafe racer....to me, its building a bike...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-01-2011, 01:54 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 17,367
Posted By scrambler73
Im glad to stumble across this post. I just sent...

Im glad to stumble across this post. I just sent a decent pile (30 odd pieces) of Kawasaki H1 parts down to Dave in North Carolina along with $735.00 (USPS Money Order) to have rechromed.

Dave...
Forum: Vendors 12-03-2010, 03:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,321
Posted By scrambler73
pm sent.. I'll take 2...

pm sent.. I'll take 2...
Forum: Trip Planning 11-11-2010, 02:07 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,871
Posted By scrambler73
20 years ago, a friend of mine (Mike) had his...

20 years ago, a friend of mine (Mike) had his Jeep CJ7 towed (parked on wrong side of street during "street sweep" day.

This was on a Friday.
Saturday and Sunday the impound lot was closed, so...
Forum: The Garage 10-31-2010, 03:26 PM
Replies: 1,031
Views: 371,809
Posted By scrambler73
a couple of recent "trail" fixes... 1. the...

a couple of recent "trail" fixes...

1. the young kid that has been riding with us negleted to tighten his shift lever on his yz125.

Both lever and shift shaft pretty well stripped clean about...
Forum: Thumpers 06-15-2010, 07:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,698
Posted By scrambler73
just wanted to add an update to this post... ...

just wanted to add an update to this post...

I too contacted Dan at bitchn stitchn about a seat for my XR. I wanted to wait until I had a few miles on it before I gave a review.

Well, Ive...
Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2010, 10:41 AM
Replies: 22,039
Views: 2,648,231
Posted By scrambler73
so, it sounds like a bunch of manufacturers use...

so, it sounds like a bunch of manufacturers use the same ratio..

anybody off hand know what that is?
Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2010, 08:31 AM
Replies: 22,039
Views: 2,648,231
Posted By scrambler73
thanks for that.. I got about 80 pages in and...

thanks for that.. I got about 80 pages in and figured I'd just ask...:lol3

did you ever get a chance to check accuracy to a GPS?? It looks perfect.

off to ebay I go....
Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2010, 07:23 AM
Replies: 22,039
Views: 2,648,231
Posted By scrambler73
Cable driven Speedo options????

just wondering if there are any speedometers out there (from another dual-sport honda perhaps?) that are accurate (same ratio) on the XR650R?? I see that XR's only sells one at a decent price, but...
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