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Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 849
Views: 206,024
Posted By Idle
Nice FESM570! I have just regeared my 05'...

Nice FESM570!

I have just regeared my 05' FSFE650

I went with a 17 tooth front and a 47 rear.

Basically I wanted a setup that would allow me to swap wheels easily.

I have a spare Cush...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-18-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 1,492
Views: 91,870
Posted By Idle
Re: Rubicon June 29th. Pasted from: ...

Re: Rubicon June 29th.

Pasted from:
Supermoto the Rubicon trail (http://www.supermotojunkie.com/showthread.php?147279-Supermoto-the-Rubicon-Trail&p=1656812#post1656812)

Looking into getting...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-16-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 1,492
Views: 91,870
Posted By Idle
Jking, and Stu.. A great mini ride report,...

Jking, and Stu..

A great mini ride report, thanks for stopping and taking pics.
Forum: Vendors 06-08-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 21,295
Posted By Idle
Would the heat sink handle the heat (while moving...

Would the heat sink handle the heat (while moving of course) if I ran hi and low at the same time?


Then of course, I'd have to check if the plastic rectangular lens could handle it as well. And...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-03-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 1,492
Views: 91,870
Posted By Idle
I did a pre-run today solo. Not a soul out...

I did a pre-run today solo.
Not a soul out there, so did my best not to do anything stupid.

I thought I had a good line here, but it turns out my technique was all wrong.
...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-03-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 1,492
Views: 91,870
Posted By Idle
Thanks for the gate info gents. I turned back...

Thanks for the gate info gents. I turned back Sunday and rode chalk bluff up to 20 instead.

I got the day off, so I'm going for a ride today. I'm heading up to the hotel off mosquito rd and maybe...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-01-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 1,492
Views: 91,870
Posted By Idle
Edit, nevrmnd… I googled it and it came up...

Edit, nevrmnd…

I googled it and it came up here, page 45… 12/12/2012.



What's the deal with this gate? Can I open it and pass thru, to get to lowell hill road on the other side? There's no...
Forum: Thumpers 05-24-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,845
Posted By Idle
Yes, but are your rims tubeless? Do they have the...

Yes, but are your rims tubeless? Do they have the safety bead?

Looks like this:
...
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,389
Posted By Idle
I prefer on top, mainly to keep it from getting...

I prefer on top, mainly to keep it from getting mud onit. So what if I look like a teletubby!

Need tear offs, or a travel size spray bottle with distilled water init to clean.
Forum: The Garage 05-19-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,200
Posted By Idle
I like your setup, and I'm really mathematically...

I like your setup, and I'm really mathematically challenged.

I may have an easier way to find the heavy spot of a tire, albeit possibly not as accurate. Or maybe more accurate? I'm sure someone...
Forum: The Garage 05-18-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 815
Posted By Idle
I've had a piece of al foil I'm a glass o vinegar...

I've had a piece of al foil I'm a glass o vinegar for 3 hours now.

It (the foil)still is every bit as strong as it was before I dropped it in there.

I'm going to fill it with vinegar and...
Forum: The Garage 05-18-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 815
Posted By Idle
Vinegar ratio to clean radiator ala carte?

The previous owner of this radiator must have used tap water as it had green scaly crap all built up on the hose bungs. I ran water through it and scraped it out of them with a screwdriver before I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-14-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,835
Posted By Idle
I think you just need to ride more, I can and do...

I think you just need to ride more, I can and do downshift while in a corner, and I didn't died.

Just practice doing it smoothly going a little slower than you would normally take a given turn...
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,510
Posted By Idle
Drz400 Or if you can swing around $4k..a Drz...

Drz400
Or if you can swing around $4k..a Drz 400sm.
A supermoto makes a great first DS bike.

Excellent for dirt roads and easy trails, especially a new rider.. The 1-1/2"-2" lower seat height...
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 323
Posted By Idle
Does it have wires on top of the master cylinder?...

Does it have wires on top of the master cylinder? If so, thats the rear brakelight switch.. Just track where they go, and pull the connector and put a jumper wire in the plug. If it lights, then you...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-08-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 1,492
Views: 91,870
Posted By Idle
I put a piece of gorilla tape over the lower...

I put a piece of gorilla tape over the lower vents on my tec 8's. It works for a few seconds of immersion.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-08-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,678
Posted By Idle
Borrow or test ride a supermoto. If you intend on...

Borrow or test ride a supermoto. If you intend on buying it, try hard to wipe off the grin before taking your helmet off at haggle time.

Aprilia SXV550, or a KTM 690, or any well sorted 50hp...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-05-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,072
Posted By Idle
Great picture, Got any more? Kind of off...

Great picture, Got any more?

Kind of off topic..
I turn my idle down so it barely runs for very steep descents. Very little rear braking is needed or used as the engine braking works well at...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-05-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,524
Posted By Idle
I read somewhere that an engine runs most...

I read somewhere that an engine runs most efficiently at half the rpms as where it makes peak power.

Doesent mean it's fine to whack the throttle open at that point, as that will beat your...
Forum: Thumpers 05-05-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,045
Posted By Idle
Try september. Get a beater until then.

Try september. Get a beater until then.
Forum: Australia 05-01-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,528
Posted By Idle
What i'd like for my thumper is an 8L one that...

What i'd like for my thumper is an 8L one that I'd only put 4-6 litres in.. Basically a tank saddle fuel bag. *with a sealed up hole in the center near the front to go over the fuel filler neck, ...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-30-2014, 12:59 AM
Replies: 1,492
Views: 91,870
Posted By Idle
That would be great! I started a feeler thread...

That would be great! I started a feeler thread on SMJ to see how much interest there is, but wasn't considering the trail conditions too much. Earlier does sound better. It's probably only a week...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-29-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 1,492
Views: 91,870
Posted By Idle
Oh, it can still be plenty slippy late in the...

Oh, it can still be plenty slippy late in the year. May 2012. Eleven Pines Rd, heading from the Rubicon River up to wws road. Apparently that section never sees the sun, and being late may we never...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-29-2014, 01:49 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,356
Posted By Idle
Hmm, so I should not wear gloves because my hands...

Hmm, so I should not wear gloves because my hands likely will contact the ground first. Sounds legit...

I think I will put my hands in my pockets at the first sign of trouble to be safe.

I also...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-29-2014, 12:53 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,929
Posted By Idle
+1000

+1000
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-29-2014, 12:38 AM
Replies: 1,032
Views: 491,342
Posted By Idle
http://i1237.photobucket.com/albums/ff479/idlebog/...

http://i1237.photobucket.com/albums/ff479/idlebog/april%202014/7EF7C61B-DC93-4FAB-B6E3-5971341B2F12-416-000001F81AE479AC_zps6ca2a602.jpg
...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-28-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 1,492
Views: 91,870
Posted By Idle
Thanks for that, I'd only seen Riceless's report....

Thanks for that, I'd only seen Riceless's report.

I'll start working out.. Late Sept/Oct may be the best time to go as far as temps and traffic.
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-27-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 1,492
Views: 91,870
Posted By Idle
That's a ~1981 Datsun at Rock Creek leaned up...

That's a ~1981 Datsun at Rock Creek leaned up against a tree.

It's on the southernmost part of trail one, and is the only legal trail that connects east to west in the south.

Thought I'd...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-24-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,481
Posted By Idle
Silly rabbit, the front tire ran over it and made...

Silly rabbit, the front tire ran over it and made it do a bunny hop, then the rear picked it up.

It's always the rear tire that gets screwed.
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-22-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 1,492
Views: 91,870
Posted By Idle
Wait, so it's not all like this? Codfish...

Wait, so it's not all like this?


Codfish Point

http://i1237.photobucket.com/albums/ff479/idlebog/april%202014/5F261E5A-6856-49F5-90D7-A274ABA37894-81-000000144B0E5C5E_zps757440ee.jpg
Forum: Europe 04-21-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,673
Posted By Idle
Hope you find them soon..

Hope you find them soon..
Forum: Equipment 04-20-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,097
Posted By Idle
Great, now I need to buy an extended shifter... ...

Great, now I need to buy an extended shifter...

I adjusted mine up a notch, for my A* Tech 8's a couple years ago. Downside is missed shifts when wearing work boots runnjng the occasional...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-20-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,781
Posted By Idle
Glad you were able to avoid it.

Glad you were able to avoid it.
Forum: Equipment 04-19-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 303
Posted By Idle
It's a decent helmet, it's relatively light as...

It's a decent helmet, it's relatively light as it's made with a Ώpolycarbonate? shell. It has a sharp bend in the face shield.

When wearing polarized sunglasses, it creates a halo/distortion in...
Forum: The Garage 04-16-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,979
Posted By Idle
I have an old monkey wrench like the one pictured...

I have an old monkey wrench like the one pictured above.

A have 'crescent wrenches' more commonly known as a _____can speed wrench, but I never use them. I do have some small vice grips in my...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-16-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 19,747
Posted By Idle
http://i1237.photobucket.com/albums/ff479/idlebog/...

http://i1237.photobucket.com/albums/ff479/idlebog/34568b8c.jpg


Pic from last year, was about 80°.
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-12-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 393
Posted By Idle
I went there once with my son. Didnt cover much...

I went there once with my son. Didnt cover much ground because um well, I was with my son... Not real hilly, so some good flowing fast sections. Few rocks and no red dirt!

There's a bunch of...
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 334
Posted By Idle
Husqvarna Husaberg KTM

An obscure article from 2002, an interview with Husaberg's Thomas Gustavsson.

Starts out explaining how they made a 4 stroke out of a 2 stroke engine and how it was developed.

Then goes on to...
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 364
Views: 46,288
Posted By Idle
Hang in there, someone will be along shortly to...

Hang in there, someone will be along shortly to help you on the .org site..
The owners doc is prolly being remodeled.

Would probably help if you could list what the jets are in your carb and...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-03-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,069
Posted By Idle
Just keep it under 80 mph and you will be fine. ...

Just keep it under 80 mph and you will be fine.


The CHP takes care of the freeways, and rarely work two lane highways. Plus, they don't hide in the bushes in the center median.

Radar use...
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