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Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2015, 08:36 AM
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Posted By Ed@Ford
Hmmmm....ran mine down once leaving the key on...

Hmmmm....ran mine down once leaving the key on (headlight of course), and just using the kill switch....I was able to run-and-bump it to get started...never got any flickering or poor running...was a...
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2015, 01:54 PM
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Posted By Ed@Ford
I got these: ...

I got these:

http://www.soloracer.com/crf250lfootpeg.html

work very well, quite stout, decent price
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2015, 12:01 PM
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Posted By Ed@Ford
That's just the CHEAPEST insurance you can...

That's just the CHEAPEST insurance you can "carry"!!
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2015, 12:55 PM
Replies: 13,345
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Posted By Ed@Ford
Derekdeadend: What kinda rack is supporting that...

Derekdeadend: What kinda rack is supporting that gas tank? Any issues with the tank cap dribbling laid flat like that? Eye candy? CRF yes, well laden KLR..nope
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2015, 06:53 AM
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Posted By Ed@Ford
Fantastic! Have a Marathon with 91 octane within...

Fantastic! Have a Marathon with 91 octane within 4 miles.....I feel a road test coming on!!
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2015, 05:41 AM
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Posted By Ed@Ford
Alcohol free gas

Just finished an 1800+ loop on my CRF thru NY, PA, MD, WV, VA. Stumbled onto a gas station with alcohol free gas, so I filled up. Although I did not record gallons or mileage, I did get significantly...
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 13,345
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Posted By Ed@Ford
Get diameter data from tire manufacturers'...

Get diameter data from tire manufacturers' websites...don't go much taller...I ended up with too tall, and it leaned badly on the sidestand and was a PITA
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2015, 03:26 PM
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Posted By Ed@Ford
where do those 35cc honda engines come from? ...

where do those 35cc honda engines come from? I've seen them in college ultra high mileage competitions....supposedly have EFI...but source??
Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2015, 10:32 AM
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Posted By Ed@Ford
I just finished 1900 miles in 8 days on my...

I just finished 1900 miles in 8 days on my CRF250L looping from western NY thru PA, WV, VA & MD. Country roads, gravel forest roads, plenty of switchbacks in WV and VA. A windshield helps, as well as...
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2015, 03:51 AM
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Posted By Ed@Ford
That sums it up for me...spend $500 to $1000 on a...

That sums it up for me...spend $500 to $1000 on a loud aftermarket exhaust and loose low end torque that's already a bit sparse? NOOOOO I don't think so!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-02-2015, 03:46 AM
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Posted By Ed@Ford
10/32 (~8mm) new....

10/32 (~8mm) new....
Forum: Thumpers 06-01-2015, 06:24 PM
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Posted By Ed@Ford
Mega Bomb.....better or worse?

Mega Bomb.....better or worse?
Forum: Thumpers 06-01-2015, 03:06 PM
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Posted By Ed@Ford
Having said the above, can you comment about...

Having said the above, can you comment about header pipe diameter? Some folks say the long but small I.D. header pipe of the CRF provides low/mid range torque at the cost of reduced top end. WAAAAY...
Forum: Thumpers 05-31-2015, 11:40 AM
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Posted By Ed@Ford
As I recall it's a pretty garden variety phillips...

As I recall it's a pretty garden variety phillips head screw.....well, not phillips the Japanese equivalent....and it appears to be stainless...and there's 3 more on the bike to take to the hardware...
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2015, 04:51 PM
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Posted By Ed@Ford
That's the whole deal with the "old" style...

That's the whole deal with the "old" style ones....they have allen sockets, 6mm I think on the small, about 10 or 12mm on the big one in the middle

on the stock crf ones I use a quarter...fits...
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2015, 05:50 AM
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Posted By Ed@Ford
The plugs on the left side of the engine that...

The plugs on the left side of the engine that access the timing hole and the nut on the alternator are plastic pieces of crap. Older Hondas had them that were aluminum with a hex hole. Mine are off...
Forum: Thumpers 05-28-2015, 04:32 AM
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Posted By Ed@Ford
ALWAYS turn any brand of clicker style torque...

ALWAYS turn any brand of clicker style torque wrench back to zero...snapon or harbor freight and with the valve shim process, there is always the double check of the valve clearance with feeler...
Forum: Thumpers 05-27-2015, 06:07 PM
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Posted By Ed@Ford
The Aldi digital caliper I bought over a year ago...

The Aldi digital caliper I bought over a year ago is a good deal. Harbor Freight has similar deals. I have all sizes of calipers from them and they all look like they are made in the same factory....
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2015, 06:50 AM
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Posted By Ed@Ford
In the good old US of A we don't EVER have to...

In the good old US of A we don't EVER have to worry about so much as SEEING a 350 Freeride, much less ride it! 100 kg dirt bike is a real dream!
Forum: Road Warriors 05-18-2015, 03:56 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 32,292
Posted By Ed@Ford
WOW! Didn't know there was a blow off valve in...

WOW! Didn't know there was a blow off valve in the air box. Only thing I knew was that with blow thru carbs will never lean out and lead to piston melt-down. I DID know that they were the last of the...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-17-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 32,292
Posted By Ed@Ford
Back in the day when I had my seca turbo, there...

Back in the day when I had my seca turbo, there was a kit that allowed the turbocharger to overboost, then slowly open the waste gate after a few seconds. I calibrated the boost gage....6psi was...
Forum: Thumpers 05-17-2015, 10:08 AM
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Posted By Ed@Ford
Years after the Honda Turbo F1 engines were...

Years after the Honda Turbo F1 engines were banned, I met the guy from Shell responsible for the fuel they used. He said it was as similar to street gasoline as street gasoline is to water. Also, the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-15-2015, 04:22 AM
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Posted By Ed@Ford
For the REALLY minimalist thinking out there, try...

For the REALLY minimalist thinking out there, try Wal-Mart. I was amazed last week as they had Coleman branded chinese mini bikes for $899...has the horizontal 125cc honda like engine with 17/14...
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2015, 04:22 AM
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Posted By Ed@Ford
BOBfab: Did you make up your own sideracks, or...

BOBfab: Did you make up your own sideracks, or are they some modified now-defunct-wolfman racks?
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2015, 07:38 AM
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Posted By Ed@Ford
Nope....my assumptions are 100% correct. KTM has...

Nope....my assumptions are 100% correct. KTM has been doing the high gearing business for over 10 years on their "Street legal dual sport EXC models"...because gee whiz...where are they...
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2015, 04:52 AM
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Posted By Ed@Ford
The JRM: Although your message is clear and well...

The JRM: Although your message is clear and well explained, it will stir up the old whipping boy about sprockets and gearing. I will add the important thing for everyone to consider is simply "do the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-05-2015, 06:01 AM
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Posted By Ed@Ford
FORCE: Yup...having friends with CRF's and WR's...

FORCE: Yup...having friends with CRF's and WR's I've heard that same story. Learn, crash less, save some embarrassment, eventually move "up" to normal ride heights!
Forum: Thumpers 05-02-2015, 06:46 AM
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Posted By Ed@Ford
RALLYEMAN: Keep up the pix, info, and hard work...

RALLYEMAN: Keep up the pix, info, and hard work prepping for '16 Dakar
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2015, 09:56 AM
Replies: 13,345
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Posted By Ed@Ford
Those sweet cheeks thingies are an oldie but a...

Those sweet cheeks thingies are an oldie but a goodie....sad the guy has to put all kinda legal caveats on the site about using them.....
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2015, 04:45 AM
Replies: 13,345
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Posted By Ed@Ford
Let me offer some commentary about EFI. The...

Let me offer some commentary about EFI. The ENTIRE reason behind EFI over carburetors goes back to the late 60's, early 70's when emissions, fuel economy, and unleaded gasoline were mandated by EPA....
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2015, 04:17 AM
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Posted By Ed@Ford
Picture please....as I really doubt it's a gold...

Picture please....as I really doubt it's a gold wing king/queen design...and I'll be the first to agree, the seat concepts CRF seat was an improvement...but it's not quite "there"...in terms of of an...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-30-2015, 03:29 PM
Replies: 1,709
Views: 209,284
Posted By Ed@Ford
All I can say is that in ADVrider where...

All I can say is that in ADVrider where individuals are providing tracklogs like those for TeT, TwvT, TbrT etc, the "signup page" is most often at the beginning of the thread.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-29-2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 1,709
Views: 209,284
Posted By Ed@Ford
I think it oughta stay, as the maps that are...

I think it oughta stay, as the maps that are there are massively helpful for individual(s) to brew their own adventure routes....almost everything is in delorme atlases, garmin software etc, plus the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-29-2015, 07:30 AM
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Views: 209,284
Posted By Ed@Ford
page 1 "Distribution of the file(s) is on hold. "...

page 1 "Distribution of the file(s) is on hold. "

is that in some uncomprehendible language?
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2015, 06:28 PM
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Posted By Ed@Ford
Acerbis tank & tank bag

I'm no big fan of tank bags, BUT...the nice big Acerbis tank for the CRF with it's fine big non locking filler cap has a fine erect penis of a vent hose....WTF are folks doing when they finally...
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 9,325
Views: 2,024,875
Posted By Ed@Ford
For what it's worth, I put a big XR600R tank on...

For what it's worth, I put a big XR600R tank on my 1990 XR250R....had to make brackets like offwheelin did...biggest job is the big hole for the black donuts....I made cardboard ones first....had to...
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2015, 05:27 AM
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Posted By Ed@Ford
CraigBKK: Wow....is that pristeen or what!?

CraigBKK: Wow....is that pristeen or what!?
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2015, 11:06 AM
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Posted By Ed@Ford
SCOOT: The Acerbis looks excellent in the clear....

SCOOT: The Acerbis looks excellent in the clear. What's your opinion of the fit of the plastic shrouds?
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2015, 04:44 AM
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Posted By Ed@Ford
Docking pilot: How did the "body panels" go back...

Docking pilot: How did the "body panels" go back on? Tweeking req'd?

Michaelkozera: great data on your engine development
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2015, 04:41 AM
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Posted By Ed@Ford
STRAY DOG: The 450 is not "born" street legal in...

STRAY DOG: The 450 is not "born" street legal in the USA...It can be converted to be street legal in a state like Michigan, but it's not a trivial process, as for example the tires are...
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