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Forum: Thumpers 05-02-2010, 09:10 PM
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Posted By river251
Well yeah, it's something to do with the...

Well yeah, it's something to do with the bearings, but what could happen while it's sitting like that to make it hard to turn? All I can think of is the lube turned into glue. ????????
Forum: Thumpers 05-02-2010, 08:58 PM
Replies: 22,357
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Posted By river251
Forks suddenly hard to turn

Well I shouldn't say suddenly. I broke my ankle a while back and when I went down, the forks were a little twisted. Today I rolled the R out of the garage, to remove the stator. The forks were very...
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2010, 11:54 PM
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Posted By river251
Oh yeah I like that one.

Oh yeah I like that one.
Forum: Thumpers 02-17-2010, 09:18 AM
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Posted By river251
Glenn, are you saying that your valves are...

Glenn, are you saying that your valves are spinning too much, and that caused the lines?

What did you or will you do about that?

Jim
Forum: Thumpers 01-29-2010, 07:21 PM
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Posted By river251
Agreed. Canon S3 for me.

Agreed. Canon S3 for me.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-29-2010, 07:19 PM
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Posted By river251
Ah, thanks Michael. Very clear.

Ah, thanks Michael. Very clear.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-29-2010, 06:53 PM
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Posted By river251
Another dumb question. What are the high...

Another dumb question.

What are the high fairings for on the Dakar bikes? They all have them so there must be some need to block stuff, but I don't see them on Baja bikes or motocross bikes which...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-28-2010, 10:19 PM
Replies: 1,518
Views: 1,003,434
Posted By river251
Michael, I love your crashing slogan so much I'm...

Michael, I love your crashing slogan so much I'm tempted to steal it...but I won't.. :rofl
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-28-2010, 10:17 PM
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Posted By river251
Very enlightening and interesting, Brimstone,...

Very enlightening and interesting, Brimstone, thanks much for that.
Forum: Thumpers 01-27-2010, 10:23 PM
Replies: 22,357
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Posted By river251
Michelangelo - beautiful! Great balance of...

Michelangelo - beautiful! Great balance of visuals all over. Really nice. What tank is that?

Phil, thanks for the fantastic pics. Those may be the best stills of riding in the wilderness I've...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-27-2010, 10:02 PM
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Posted By river251
I know this is probably a dumb question, but...

I know this is probably a dumb question, but Dakar and Baja are both long, fast desert races. What makes Dakar different from Baja? And following on that, how is a Dakar bike made different from a...
Forum: Thumpers 01-27-2010, 08:59 AM
Replies: 1,519
Views: 204,182
Posted By river251
I am no expert, but a diode is like a one-way...

I am no expert, but a diode is like a one-way gate, so one put in the appropriate place might do it.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-27-2010, 08:46 AM
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Posted By river251
You certainly see them on the podium for baja,...

You certainly see them on the podium for baja, which is more visible to the american market. Not only on the podium, but first place for 15+ years? and most of the places behind 1st? They are not out...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-26-2010, 09:01 PM
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Posted By river251
Why did Honda lose interest in Dakar?

Why did Honda lose interest in Dakar?
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2010, 08:47 PM
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Views: 204,182
Posted By river251
It is, because you don't lose power in the...

It is, because you don't lose power in the rectifier/regulator conversion (am I right)? But my HID will not run on AC. My Halogen will (I have a Tecate), but that 30 watts is not enough to justify...
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2010, 04:23 PM
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Posted By river251
I'm glad you brought this point up. Is this true...

I'm glad you brought this point up. Is this true for everything (not just grips, vest, but lights, gps, horn, turn signals, everything)?

Is it a good idea to run a big battery (I'm thinking an...
Forum: Thumpers 01-15-2010, 06:32 AM
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Posted By river251
What sprockets are you using? What titanium...

What sprockets are you using? What titanium spring? Thnks...
Forum: Thumpers 01-14-2010, 09:00 AM
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Posted By river251
Thanks. How's that 351w working out in your XRR?

Thanks. How's that 351w working out in your XRR?
Forum: Thumpers 01-14-2010, 08:12 AM
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Posted By river251
Can you report back how the machine shop deals...

Can you report back how the machine shop deals with this?

Thanks.....
Forum: Thumpers 01-06-2010, 12:21 PM
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Views: 204,182
Posted By river251
Yes. I was going to go with two 125 watt outputs...

Yes. I was going to go with two 125 watt outputs and putting both to DC with two regulators, but after talking a lot with BD, they are not sure that the two 125 watt systems are really producing more...
Forum: Thumpers 01-06-2010, 11:53 AM
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Posted By river251
Ha, ah well, if I can count being on the back of...

Ha, ah well, if I can count being on the back of my dad's motorscooter I'm there wiff ya. Got my first bike in 67, honda trail 90, at 12. Dad was in 'Nam and I lived on Grandma's farm, they figured...
Forum: Thumpers 01-05-2010, 11:37 PM
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Views: 204,182
Posted By river251
Harcus, I took a brief look at that thread. While...

Harcus, I took a brief look at that thread. While I am not an EE, I did talk to every dual kit manufacturer quite a bit, and a lot of online stuff, so if you ask a specific question maybe I can...
Forum: Thumpers 01-05-2010, 10:42 PM
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Posted By river251
Sweet! Hey what is that headlight? Not like any...

Sweet! Hey what is that headlight? Not like any Honda light I ever saw, must be a southern hemisphere light? :norton
Forum: Thumpers 01-05-2010, 10:37 PM
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Views: 204,182
Posted By river251
Hi Harcus, yes, the person who wrote that is...

Hi Harcus, yes, the person who wrote that is smart but it's not me. I just copied those from web sites, found with google.

Glad it was a help to somebody.

Where I'm at is I decided to let BD...
Forum: Thumpers 01-05-2010, 09:50 PM
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Posted By river251
Oh, thanks. What is the auto decomp for? It...

Oh, thanks. What is the auto decomp for? It operates while riding, not kick starting if I understood you. Why would the big pig want to release it's motor compression at low RPM? What is the normal...
Forum: Thumpers 01-05-2010, 09:47 PM
Replies: 22,357
Views: 2,763,260
Posted By river251
Well, it's not local, but if you don't find...

Well, it's not local, but if you don't find another solution:

http://www.mcmaster.com/#tubing/=592n8n

If I recall correctly, when I ordered stuff for my RC airplanes it came next day.
Forum: Thumpers 01-05-2010, 08:10 PM
Replies: 22,357
Views: 2,763,260
Posted By river251
Does it have anywhere near the XRR's torque?

Does it have anywhere near the XRR's torque?
Forum: Thumpers 01-05-2010, 07:57 PM
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Posted By river251
OK, this is a really dumb question. The XRR has...

OK, this is a really dumb question. The XRR has an auto decomp? I don't really understand what that means. I have the decomp lever by the clutch. I thought it's a manually controlled thing, and I do...
Forum: Thumpers 01-05-2010, 07:55 PM
Replies: 22,357
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Posted By river251
What do you guys think about the Yamaha WR426F? ...

What do you guys think about the Yamaha WR426F?

Just saw one on the local craigs.
Forum: Thumpers 01-05-2010, 08:02 AM
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Posted By river251
Dahlin, excellent work, thanks for the pics....

Dahlin, excellent work, thanks for the pics. Can't get enough of engine work pics.
Forum: Thumpers 01-03-2010, 11:25 AM
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Posted By river251
Yes.

Yes.
Forum: Thumpers 01-02-2010, 03:51 PM
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Views: 12,841
Posted By river251
cool tool

Just got this. It's the bee's knees.


http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_00930035000P
Forum: Thumpers 01-02-2010, 03:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 789
Posted By river251
Errr.....adjusting the valves? Give us...

Errr.....adjusting the valves?

Give us more....
Forum: Vendors 01-02-2010, 09:50 AM
Replies: 408
Views: 91,008
Posted By river251
Wow, never heard of them, but I want one! Nice...

Wow, never heard of them, but I want one! Nice ride.

None on Ebay or anywhere I can see, where does one find them?
Forum: Vendors 01-02-2010, 01:07 AM
Replies: 408
Views: 91,008
Posted By river251
Good news indeed. I'm at about 3 weeks, and it's...

Good news indeed. I'm at about 3 weeks, and it's just starting not to hurt when I put a little weight on. Still afraid to put full weight on.

You ride an XRR? Wasn't sure. Let me know who you send...
Forum: Thumpers 12-31-2009, 02:21 PM
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Posted By river251
Thanks Chris.

Thanks Chris.
Forum: Thumpers 12-31-2009, 06:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,075
Posted By river251
AtomicX, it was bump from xr650r forum who clued...

AtomicX, it was bump from xr650r forum who clued me in to the kdx, and now I have one. Maybe it was you he mentioned riding in NM with? Anyway, please look me up if you come down. That's a beautiful...
Forum: Thumpers 12-30-2009, 07:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,075
Posted By river251
Heh, well I don't know. Mainly just trying to...

Heh, well I don't know. Mainly just trying to learn everything about every mod etc. I do know with my xrr I really use the low end torque, and that's one reason I am asking about putting a 220 head...
Forum: Thumpers 12-30-2009, 07:08 PM
Replies: 22,357
Views: 2,763,260
Posted By river251
Chris, what stator and regulator are you using,...

Chris, what stator and regulator are you using, Ricky? Have you chosen a battery? BD used to use the XRL battery but they were driving a elec start. ILd appreciate seeing a pic of your battery setup...
Forum: Thumpers 12-30-2009, 09:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,075
Posted By river251
Thanks for the info, Mike. Great looking bike.

Thanks for the info, Mike. Great looking bike.
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