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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 01:23 AM
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Posted By Ever Onward
The DR has no numbers on its...

The DR has no numbers on its numberplates.......hence, its not my race bike.

I allready have too many boxes of trophys from my race career on real race bikes........and I kinda like to soak up all...
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2014, 02:27 PM
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Posted By Ever Onward
Yep, and now if you ride it casually like a...

Yep, and now if you ride it casually like a middle aged easy goin adventure rider......you could see 60 MPG like me ! :evil
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2014, 12:44 PM
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Posted By Ever Onward
Mostly bald Shinko 244 rear will make it turn...

Mostly bald Shinko 244 rear will make it turn like a Bultaco Astro on fine gravel......if your crazy enough to wrestle with it.

Dont know about a 18" rear........but a full safari tank will surely...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-18-2014, 05:44 AM
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Posted By Ever Onward
Sabre V 45 & XL 350 Racks

Just a heads up.....I just posted a few vintage racks and engine guards over in the parts department in the Flea Market. :wink:


...
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2014, 06:17 AM
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Posted By Ever Onward
Thanks very much for the link ! :clap Yep,...

Thanks very much for the link ! :clap

Yep, I spent alot of time riding up to some of them in the winter on mountain sleds.......gotta get back up there and dualsport camp a few someday ! :evil
Forum: Americas 07-10-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 5,289
Posted By Ever Onward
"Blowing through" Wisconsin would be a big...

"Blowing through" Wisconsin would be a big mistake. The sights and unique features .........if you know the secret places and little known gems is mighty cool.

The tourists know of some big...
Forum: Americas 07-09-2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 5,289
Posted By Ever Onward
Be sure to pick up some tick & mosquito repellant...

Be sure to pick up some tick & mosquito repellant on your way into the northwoods. Its at long time record levels this year ! :puke1:huh
Forum: Americas 07-08-2014, 04:23 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 5,289
Posted By Ever Onward
Lotsa oil, filters and tires just sittin here...

Lotsa oil, filters and tires just sittin here awaiting your arrival in "America's Dairyland" once you hit Duluth if you can hold off till then. :D

Looks like temps will be awesome the next few...
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2014, 02:57 AM
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Posted By Ever Onward
With a IRC TR 8 front and a Shinko 244 rear, I...

With a IRC TR 8 front and a Shinko 244 rear, I get 60 MPG at sea level . :wink:
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 96,103
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Posted By Ever Onward
Never seen a four stroke piston with locating...

Never seen a four stroke piston with locating pins.........40 + years shop experience here.

The reason for locating pins on two strokes is to position the end of the rings in a spot so they wont...
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2014, 02:21 AM
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Posted By Ever Onward
As said, it can be done with a long punch ...

As said, it can be done with a long punch (better than a screwdriver) and a quick sharp rap with a hammer.

Lube everything up for a day or two beforehand with PB blaster just for grins.

Take...
Forum: Americas 07-05-2014, 03:53 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 5,289
Posted By Ever Onward
Been following your route. Your on a great...

Been following your route. Your on a great adventure ! Gonna be a bit dull for a while since you just left the epic north rockies.

As you make your way across Minnesota, keep track of any...
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2014, 03:43 AM
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Posted By Ever Onward
Finally............a logical explanation ! ...

Finally............a logical explanation ! :rofl
Forum: Thumpers 06-22-2014, 02:25 AM
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Posted By Ever Onward
Yep ! And Mach 1 has the answer………….back it...

Yep !

And Mach 1 has the answer………….back it off, take it easy, pick a smoother option if possible and enjoy the scenery.

Its not a race.
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2014, 02:22 AM
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Posted By Ever Onward
PJ black attracts sand and dry dirt like a...

PJ black attracts sand and dry dirt like a magnet…….worthless on a off pavement bike.

The new multi use dupont (been like that since the 2011 switch) is just fine. Better than their "Chain"...
Forum: Thumpers 06-14-2014, 12:20 PM
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Posted By Ever Onward
I will trade your black flies for ten billion...

I will trade your black flies for ten billion mosquitoes !!!!!!!! :rofl
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2014, 02:42 AM
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Posted By Ever Onward
Yep, it did nothing but good. Eliminated the...

Yep, it did nothing but good. Eliminated the lean spot off idle, and still get 60 MPG . Made it WAY more enjoyable since it carburates excellent from idle to WFO and everything in between. :wink:
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2014, 05:22 PM
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Posted By Ever Onward
What Mongle says. If everything is bone stock...

What Mongle says. If everything is bone stock like in the showroom, I bet it will run fine between 5k - 10k . Below 5000 feet it will be lean…..really lean just off idle at sea level.

The only...
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2014, 04:45 AM
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Posted By Ever Onward
Correct. This is the idle SPEED adjustment...

Correct. This is the idle SPEED adjustment screw. Not to be confused with the idle mixture adjustment screw.:huh
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2014, 04:34 AM
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Posted By Ever Onward
Smart man Bergdonk ! +1 except I prefer Dupont...

Smart man Bergdonk ! +1 except I prefer Dupont Multi Use teflon spray. :wink:
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2014, 03:57 AM
Replies: 1,429
Views: 297,388
Posted By Ever Onward
So THATS what the back of the Bird looks like...

So THATS what the back of the Bird looks like when it isnt buried in 120 inches ! :D


Beautiful pics ! Gives those of us trapped in mosquito infested lowlands somthing to dream about. :wink:
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2014, 02:39 AM
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Posted By Ever Onward
Maybe a little flat black to highlight the...

Maybe a little flat black to highlight the stunningly vibrant grey ? :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 05-31-2014, 03:22 PM
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Posted By Ever Onward
"summers aren't that bad" …………… better get the...

"summers aren't that bad" …………… better get the facts before you conclude that. If hot and humid isnt your thing.
Forum: Thumpers 05-26-2014, 01:31 AM
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Posted By Ever Onward
Yep, classic flat spot off idle from factory. ...

Yep, classic flat spot off idle from factory. Too lean, best fix will be a non USA adjustable main needle.

Not under warrenty, gonna be a do it yourself deal or find a nice mechanic.

Needles...
Forum: Thumpers 05-24-2014, 02:55 AM
Replies: 96,103
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Posted By Ever Onward
Other options besides the magnet would be a shop...

Other options besides the magnet would be a shop vac with a small nozzle, and for lube, they make penetrating and spray grease in aerosol can form. If your drill hole fits the can straw, you simply...
Forum: Thumpers 05-23-2014, 03:08 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,790
Posted By Ever Onward
If all things were equal ( racks, bags,...

If all things were equal ( racks, bags, projecting accessories) , the smaller and lighter bike is less likely to hurt you in a similar fall.

Alot has to do with how you fall, and what gets pinned...
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2014, 04:00 PM
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Posted By Ever Onward
MT 21 vs Scorpion rally ? Which is more...

MT 21 vs Scorpion rally ?

Which is more stable at speed on pavement ?

Which feels more secure when moderately leaned over on pavement ?

Which is better in soft stuff or loose gravel ?
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2014, 02:33 PM
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Posted By Ever Onward
Yup, bike in the air, thouroughly checked...

Yup, bike in the air, thouroughly checked steering head bearings…….silky smooth from side to side and no play at all. Swingarm bearings same way.

Wheel bearings are smooth and no slop. Wheels...
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2014, 01:47 PM
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Posted By Ever Onward
It's possible ? It spins true on the stand and...

It's possible ? It spins true on the stand and wheels are balanced. No obvious blems.

I wish I would have saved the old tires to put them back on and see if it fix's it.

The Shinko 244 rear...
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2014, 10:46 AM
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Posted By Ever Onward
He speaks the truth about the seat ! :rofl ...

He speaks the truth about the seat ! :rofl

I seriously think the seat is why you see bikes this age with low miles……..your Azz cant handle much more !


Also do a search on safety wireing the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2014, 10:41 AM
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Posted By Ever Onward
Tlmaffucci………….. All I can say is……HOLD ON...

Tlmaffucci…………..

All I can say is……HOLD ON TIGHT ! :lol3


I had to pull back HARD on the bars at 70 to keep the front end from doing the wacko wobble. I also pinched the tank hard with my...
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2014, 10:30 AM
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Posted By Ever Onward
I agree with you entirely ! Yes, a Trailwing...

I agree with you entirely !

Yes, a Trailwing is a apple to the TR 8's orange. Two entirely different directions in the dualsport tire world. What Im searching for is the Apple / Orange hybrid ! ...
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2014, 08:21 AM
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Posted By Ever Onward
No need to be leary, just be aware that it MAY be...

No need to be leary, just be aware that it MAY be very different than your expecting.

All I can say is after 40 years of riding, around 70 different bikes, and conditions from MX racing to...
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,566
Posted By Ever Onward
Simple……….. Use a DR 650 or a KLR ! ...

Simple………..

Use a DR 650 or a KLR ! Problem solved ! :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 96,103
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Posted By Ever Onward
Not true. Both a worn Trailwing and a Kenda...

Not true. Both a worn Trailwing and a Kenda were fine as far as stability and turn in. The TR 8 is the worst tire I have ever rode as far as stability in a straight line at speed on pavement, and...
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2014, 04:16 AM
Replies: 96,103
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Posted By Ever Onward
The words your searching for is " Sucks Balls !...

The words your searching for is " Sucks Balls ! ".:wink:

Dosnt get managable till you burn it down about 4K miles, and then it only blows for the most part. Horrible tire at speed on pavement.
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 918
Posted By Ever Onward
http://i768.photobucket.com/albums/xx323/Sixxpak/a...

http://i768.photobucket.com/albums/xx323/Sixxpak/awjeeznotthisagain2_zps57450db2.jpg (http://s768.photobucket.com/user/Sixxpak/media/awjeeznotthisagain2_zps57450db2.jpg.html)
Forum: Old's Cool 05-20-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 368
Views: 72,519
Posted By Ever Onward
Holy Cow !! I had no idea you started with...

Holy Cow !!

I had no idea you started with such a rough example ! :eek1

Mine was no where near that rough, and I figured it was a parts donor at best.

I continued on till I had a rideable...
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 1,429
Views: 297,388
Posted By Ever Onward
Yep, all to aware of that "Decline from the...

Yep, all to aware of that "Decline from the pinnacle" thing ! :lol3


Its allways a judgement call when suddenly, as you wind around to a north facing shaded section of trail up high, and...
Forum: 2 smokers 05-18-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,343
Posted By Ever Onward
They are oddball downdraft Mikuni carbs on the...

They are oddball downdraft Mikuni carbs on the Stinger.

Best to remove the rubber Yboot off both carbs and get it out of the way.

You then back your idle SPEED adjuster screws out till they...
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