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Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2008, 11:12 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,458
Posted By EMathy
I did the CDR in the summer of '06 on a...

I did the CDR in the summer of '06 on a dualsported XR600R. It was great, completely bulletproof. Where are you located in California? In the SF Bay Area? If so, I'd be more than happy to grab a beer...
Forum: Racing 03-06-2007, 04:44 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 4,263
Posted By EMathy
Nope. Read the rules. You need to have a valid...

Nope. Read the rules. You need to have a valid license plate, insurance, etc...it has to be street titled in the state that it's registered in.

If you have a street titled, legally equiped bike...
Forum: Racing 03-05-2007, 02:52 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 4,263
Posted By EMathy
Ah! But the rules already cover such things. They...

Ah! But the rules already cover such things. They require working turn signals, brake lights, at least one mirror, etc.

"1.3.1 Road Worthiness
All competing vehicles must be roadworthy and, the...
Forum: Racing 03-05-2007, 11:07 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 4,263
Posted By EMathy
I just read the RallyMoto class rules. ...

I just read the RallyMoto class rules.

"1.1.2 Street Legality
Every motorcycle must carry all the equipment required by State and Federal laws to operate on the public highways of the state...
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2007, 10:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 742
Posted By EMathy
I did 2,500 fast miles, 80% offroad, on one set...

I did 2,500 fast miles, 80% offroad, on one set of 606's. That's with a dualsported '94 XR600R. They worked great! :clap
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2007, 10:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 936
Posted By EMathy
If you want to do anything above and beyond...

If you want to do anything above and beyond running stock lights, you should get a higher output stator. IMHO. :D

Baja Designs can rewind your stock unit. Or you can hit up Ricky Stator for a high...
Forum: Racing 03-05-2007, 09:45 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 4,263
Posted By EMathy
No it's not. There are alot of dirt bikes...

No it's not. There are alot of dirt bikes converted over to RR. It's a time honored tradition. Just look at all the cool XT/TT 500 vintage roadracers. :evil

Plus it's a strong running, bullet...
Forum: Racing 03-05-2007, 09:40 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 4,263
Posted By EMathy
Oh, yeah...I always forget that the KLR/BMW 650's...

Oh, yeah...I always forget that the KLR/BMW 650's are water cooled because, performance wise, they aren't really any faster than the air cooled XR600R/650L's. :D
Forum: Racing 03-02-2007, 10:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 558
Posted By EMathy
I'm registering today or tomorrow for the Rim of...

I'm registering today or tomorrow for the Rim of the World. This is awesome!!! :clap
Forum: Racing 03-02-2007, 09:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 628
Posted By EMathy
The Supermoto USA (run by Brock, who is an...

The Supermoto USA (run by Brock, who is an awesome guy) is running in a wider range of tracks this year. No more Stockon-Dixon-Stockton-Dixon-Stockton schedule.

There is a little low stress local...
Forum: Racing 03-02-2007, 09:14 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 4,263
Posted By EMathy
The Honda Ruckus Rallymoto Cup? :D First...

The Honda Ruckus Rallymoto Cup? :D

First off, can I just say that I am jealous as Hell? If the California Rally org would runs bikes, I'd be there at every race. It's the type of riding I love and...
Forum: Thumpers 10-10-2006, 07:43 AM
Replies: 5,796
Views: 1,014,609
Posted By EMathy
While it's cool a manufacturer is making a new...

While it's cool a manufacturer is making a new street legal, thumper based dualsport ride... :clap

I can't see dishing out $10k for it. It's a liquid cooled 650 thumper, fer crumps sake! There is...
Forum: Thumpers 10-05-2006, 01:19 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 31,719
Posted By EMathy
+1 on this post! Especially the comments about...

+1 on this post! Especially the comments about suspension and the front fork brace. You should also see about a case saver. They are a huge help if/when you have your chain go. My fork brace and case...
Forum: Thumpers 10-05-2006, 01:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,338
Posted By EMathy
It's also edible! :rofl I'm a Motul guy,...

It's also edible! :rofl

I'm a Motul guy, myself. Er, for the motorcycles...not the bedroom/living room/kitchen/etc... frolics. :evil

By the way, it's not a bad question. Just do a little search...
Forum: Racing 10-05-2006, 12:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,993
Posted By EMathy
Hey! That's bitchin'! :clap The LAF is a...

Hey! That's bitchin'! :clap

The LAF is a great organization. The staff there is second to none. Ya'all are going a good thing here. My 2006 ride was a fundraiser for them. My 2007 ride will be as...
Forum: Thumpers 10-05-2006, 12:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,848
Posted By EMathy
I'm of two minds on it. Yeah, it's a pain in the...

I'm of two minds on it. Yeah, it's a pain in the ass. But out of control forest fires are worse. The best case scenario is giving rangers the leeway to OK a spark arrestor regardless of it's having a...
Forum: Thumpers 10-05-2006, 11:18 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,548
Posted By EMathy
I've got the Acerbis 6 gallon on my...

I've got the Acerbis 6 gallon on my XR600R...which is what the XR650L is based on. 200 mile range with a 40 mile reserve. You can't beat it. The fit is perfect and the quality top notch!

Re:...
Forum: Thumpers 10-05-2006, 11:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,848
Posted By EMathy
I'd err on the side of caution and get yourself a...

I'd err on the side of caution and get yourself a good spark arrestor. We just got rain in Oakland last night, but other than that it's really dry right now. Besides appeasing the Rangers (whom I...
Forum: Thumpers 10-02-2006, 09:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 840
Posted By EMathy
Being a streetbike, the 650L should have decent...

Being a streetbike, the 650L should have decent enough power output. With that said, however, I'd recomend having your stator rewound by Baja Designs.

That way you'll for sure have enough power...
Forum: Thumpers 09-04-2006, 11:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,740
Posted By EMathy
Easy enough: ...

Easy enough:

http://www.dirtrodders.com/xr650l/

Enjoy!
- E
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-17-2006, 10:18 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,973
Posted By EMathy
Ladies and Gentlemen (I use that term loosely :D...

Ladies and Gentlemen (I use that term loosely :D ), in this thread, nachtflus is simple being a http://idisk.mac.com/reichea/Public/smilies/troll.gif .

Common troll tactics include ignoring...
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2006, 08:34 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 12,542
Posted By EMathy
Earlier this year time ago I talked with my tire...

Earlier this year time ago I talked with my tire guy @ Dunlop about what tires to run on my XR600R. The 908's had come out, so I asked. His reply was that the 908 was built for big, heavy...
Forum: Racing 08-17-2006, 12:16 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,853
Posted By EMathy
If I did it in a cage, I'd run the California...

If I did it in a cage, I'd run the California Rally Series Performance Stock class. The car has to be worth less than $4k, 4 cylinder or two brake rotor limit.

If they let motos run, I have...
Forum: Thumpers 08-16-2006, 10:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,422
Posted By EMathy
Of the three, I like the MZ the best. Even though...

Of the three, I like the MZ the best. Even though MZ as a company is touch and go, that motorcycle is a generic parts bin bike. The motor is a Yam 660. The suspension parts are all WP. THe electrical...
Forum: Thumpers 08-16-2006, 10:23 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 12,542
Posted By EMathy
I run 18psi front and back on my 606's. They...

I run 18psi front and back on my 606's. They still grip pretty well and I haven't had a flat yet (with dunlop HD tubes and Slime).
Forum: Thumpers 08-16-2006, 10:18 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 12,542
Posted By EMathy
No shit? I'm in Oakland. Beers at the Pub on...

No shit? I'm in Oakland. Beers at the Pub on Solano sometime? :freaky

For suspension, Aftershocks are good. They did the race suspension of my old GS500 race bike a few years back. They do like to...
Forum: Thumpers 08-16-2006, 10:13 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 12,542
Posted By EMathy
+1 and ditto. :D

+1 and ditto. :D
Forum: Thumpers 08-16-2006, 10:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 483
Posted By EMathy
DRZ4's are great bikes. Bulletproof, a million...

DRZ4's are great bikes. Bulletproof, a million aftermarket bits and great dealer support. The Suzi 400 water cooled isn't the fastest motor on the planet for racing, but it makes a good go anywhere...
Forum: Racing 08-16-2006, 09:27 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,853
Posted By EMathy
Any word on this? I can either build a Stock...

Any word on this?

I can either build a Stock class car for the California series or run my XR in a Moto Rally Series. :evil

Hey...a guy's gotta dream. :D
Forum: Equipment 08-15-2006, 11:46 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,940
Posted By EMathy
Nice! Where did you teach?

Nice! Where did you teach?
Forum: Equipment 08-15-2006, 11:39 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,940
Posted By EMathy
I'm a photo geek (like several others here :D )....

I'm a photo geek (like several others here :D ). Not wanting to risk my good digital SLR on adventure riding, I hunted around for awhile for a good, H2O/dustproof, small digital camera that would...
Forum: Thumpers 08-14-2006, 08:59 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,443
Posted By EMathy
Dunlop D606 tires, HD tubes and slime. I ran that...

Dunlop D606 tires, HD tubes and slime. I ran that combo for the Ride the Divide run and didn't get a single flat. Oh, and the one set of 606's lasted the whole trip (2,500 miles in 5 days worth of...
Forum: Thumpers 08-14-2006, 08:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,850
Posted By EMathy
Any big thumper will do the trick. I'd take the...

Any big thumper will do the trick. I'd take the Honda (650L) for it's hammer like reliability, loads of aftermarket accessories and dealer support.
Forum: Thumpers 08-11-2006, 10:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,799
Posted By EMathy
Side note: If you want to make the XR650L a...

Side note: If you want to make the XR650L a little shorter, you can either have someone cut down the stock seat a bit, or get a lowering link for the rear suspension. That'll require you to drop the...
Forum: Ride reports 08-11-2006, 10:31 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,025
Posted By EMathy
Amen! :clap And thanks for the words. You,...

Amen! :clap

And thanks for the words. You, my man, keep hanging in there. I look forward to reading the words:

"The Doc gave me 6 months 5 years ago and I'm still here."

:D

Freeflow: Hope...
Forum: Ride reports 08-11-2006, 10:27 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 18,571
Posted By EMathy
I got sucked into work last night. It's the curse...

I got sucked into work last night. It's the curse of the family business. Trust me, I'd rather have been flogging one of your motorcycle herd! :D

It's funny...I'm a Green Bay native but live in...
Forum: Ride reports 08-10-2006, 11:50 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,025
Posted By EMathy
Well, damn it all!

It's going to be an interesting day. I just got word that my friend Robin Brewer has relapsed. He's in a hospice in Florida waiting to die. That on top of my Uncle's recent diagnosis makes me want to...
Forum: Ride reports 08-10-2006, 09:53 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 18,571
Posted By EMathy
D'Oh! :eek1 What'd ya get instead? I...

D'Oh! :eek1

What'd ya get instead?

I loved the range the Acerbis 6 gallon gave me. It even, ahem, felt really good between my legs for something that large. :D

Seriously though, I was...
Forum: Ride reports 08-09-2006, 08:24 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 18,571
Posted By EMathy
The first time I hit sand at speed was a very...

The first time I hit sand at speed was a very interesting experience. Heh...it's funny that my first response was to do the entirely wrong thing: sit down and slow down! D'oh! :eek1 :lol3

Now that...
Forum: Ride reports 08-09-2006, 01:50 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 18,571
Posted By EMathy
Nice report! :clap The XR650L is,...

Nice report! :clap



The XR650L is, frame and suspension wise, the same thing as a XR600R. Well, OK, the 650L has a beefier subframe (luggage) and rear shock (for said subframe, luggage,...
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