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Forum: Battle scooters 09-14-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,000
Posted By Dirtgrain
Slightly off topic, but there are some nice roads...

Slightly off topic, but there are some nice roads from Dexter toward Chelsea and then around places near Jackson.
Forum: Thumpers 02-08-2013, 04:38 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,475
Posted By Dirtgrain
Did you read the title of the thread? It invites...

Did you read the title of the thread? It invites comparisons. So, you have the annoying DR650 people on one side and the overly sensitive KLR650 people on the other. Yep, great thread. Next,...
Forum: Thumpers 11-02-2012, 02:11 AM
Replies: 10,083
Views: 1,800,357
Posted By Dirtgrain
Wow. That is awful--no matter what the next...

Wow. That is awful--no matter what the next excuse will be.
Forum: Thumpers 10-14-2012, 05:12 AM
Replies: 362
Views: 40,709
Posted By Dirtgrain
Maybe modern two-stroke? Also, I forgot to...

Maybe modern two-stroke?

Also, I forgot to mention electrical output. It pisses me off that in this age of electronics, so many bikes come with inadequate electrical output to power heated gear...
Forum: Thumpers 10-13-2012, 07:04 AM
Replies: 362
Views: 40,709
Posted By Dirtgrain
I was just wondering about what a dual clutch...

I was just wondering about what a dual clutch would be like on an off-road bike. On the NC700X, the DCT ABS version is 33 lbs. heavier. I'm not sure how much of that is the DCT. 25 lbs.? Could a...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-02-2012, 04:53 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 18,653
Posted By Dirtgrain
"Technology . . . the knack of so arranging the...

"Technology . . . the knack of so arranging the world that we need not experience it" - Max Frisch.

I'm cool with modern motorcycle technology, but I understand where Jerry is coming from. He is...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-30-2012, 07:27 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 18,653
Posted By Dirtgrain
Scale. Perhaps the more we measure the world to...

Scale. Perhaps the more we measure the world to ever-more-intricate accuracies, the more we are taken farther away from a natural existence; The more our vehicles rely on micro-scale processes that...
Forum: Thumpers 09-22-2012, 08:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,242
Posted By Dirtgrain
Might be a vacuum leak. Can you check to see...

Might be a vacuum leak. Can you check to see that the places where the emissions stuff connected is sealed? I don't know the XR, mind you.
Forum: Thumpers 09-03-2012, 02:21 PM
Replies: 1,702
Views: 423,857
Posted By Dirtgrain
I could see a reasonable guy posting five...

I could see a reasonable guy posting five smilies, but you are compensating for something.

Seriously, every time a new dual sport comes out, some are boggled by the weight in comparison to...
Forum: Thumpers 09-03-2012, 11:16 AM
Replies: 1,702
Views: 423,857
Posted By Dirtgrain
Perhaps the bike was designed to be 320 lbs. for...

Perhaps the bike was designed to be 320 lbs. for safer high speed, on-road handling. Honda has emphasized safety over the years (although what's up with the crappy brakes that people are...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-23-2012, 11:18 AM
Replies: 1,184
Views: 206,088
Posted By Dirtgrain
It's an easy job on my DR350--easy access, simple...

It's an easy job on my DR350--easy access, simple procedure. But if the PCX requires removing the body work, then it's a ridiculous PITA.
Forum: Thumpers 08-23-2012, 09:44 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 48,108
Posted By Dirtgrain
Yes. I would appreciate more insights from...

Yes. I would appreciate more insights from Ggmaster as they come.
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2012, 02:08 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 48,108
Posted By Dirtgrain
Thanks for the comparisons, Ggamster. I look...

Thanks for the comparisons, Ggamster. I look forward to more insights.
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2012, 01:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 420
Posted By Dirtgrain
"This is a KLR650, so who gives a damn?" ...

"This is a KLR650, so who gives a damn?"

Ha.
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2012, 08:08 AM
Replies: 1,702
Views: 423,857
Posted By Dirtgrain
Thanks. That helps a lot. 8000 mi. oil changes?...

Thanks. That helps a lot. 8000 mi. oil changes? Wow.
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2012, 07:22 AM
Replies: 1,702
Views: 423,857
Posted By Dirtgrain
Things I want to know: How does it ride...

Things I want to know:


How does it ride putzing around in first gear?
I know it is down on power compared to the WR250R, but is that true everywhere in the rev range?
Is this bike tuned for...
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2012, 04:57 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 35,795
Posted By Dirtgrain
Honda still produces the CRF230L; it's on their...

Honda still produces the CRF230L; it's on their website.
Forum: Thumpers 08-10-2012, 01:16 PM
Replies: 1,702
Views: 423,857
Posted By Dirtgrain
What mpg do you suppose a WR250R would get...

What mpg do you suppose a WR250R would get cruising at 37.3 mph on level ground?
Forum: Battle scooters 08-04-2012, 05:18 AM
Replies: 1,184
Views: 206,088
Posted By Dirtgrain
I would love to see some more ride reports. I'm...

I would love to see some more ride reports. I'm thinking of buying a PCX 150 and using it to commute to work (15 miles to work, on country roads--50-55 mph speed limits).
Forum: Thumpers 09-27-2009, 06:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 908
Posted By Dirtgrain
I toodle all day on paved backroads (and...

I toodle all day on paved backroads (and elsewhere) on my 1991 DR350. The only thing that limits me is the seat (Suzuki gel seat). It's plenty fast up to 60 mph or so. I'm 200 lbs. and then some...
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2009, 04:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,610
Posted By Dirtgrain
There are some threads about people modifying...

There are some threads about people modifying their seats on their own. Here is one at Thumpertalk: http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=578619
Forum: Beasts 04-01-2009, 11:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,280
Posted By Dirtgrain
Not meaning to bash, but a member at the FZ1OA...

Not meaning to bash, but a member at the FZ1OA forum has had trouble getting Aprilia to back warranty issues with his SXV550: http://www.yamahafz1oa.com/forum/showthread.php?t=89759

It must be a...
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2009, 08:32 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,999
Posted By Dirtgrain
6K, really? Where?

6K, really? Where?
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2009, 07:37 AM
Replies: 1,203
Views: 135,265
Posted By Dirtgrain
What damage to the motor occurred in those...

What damage to the motor occurred in those scenarios? Or is it the transmission that got destroyed? Why do you think third gear is significant?

To be more objective, maybe tally blowups that...
Forum: Vendors 12-25-2008, 03:54 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 17,643
Posted By Dirtgrain
They have had great customer service for me. ...

They have had great customer service for me. They once sent me two tires instead of the three I ordered and paid for. I called immediately, and the tire was sent right away (I think I got it within...
Forum: Vendors 12-25-2008, 03:43 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 77,527
Posted By Dirtgrain
I got 85 mpg over the whole trip described in the...

I got 85 mpg over the whole trip described in the article (2.76 litres per 100 kms). Although on one stretch, the rider got 114 mpg (2.07 litres per 100 kms).
Forum: Vendors 12-25-2008, 03:35 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 77,527
Posted By Dirtgrain
Yah. I just searched and found a ton. Also saw...

Yah. I just searched and found a ton. Also saw the X-Road, which looks cool. I wonder about 135 mpg, though.
Forum: Vendors 12-25-2008, 02:42 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 77,527
Posted By Dirtgrain
I think I could commute on that (on dirt...

I think I could commute on that (on dirt backroads). I can't wait to see how much it costs.
Forum: Thumpers 12-19-2008, 03:14 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 10,757
Posted By Dirtgrain
Can you get enough amps out of a rewound XR650R...

Can you get enough amps out of a rewound XR650R stator to power fuel injection?
Forum: Thumpers 12-12-2008, 09:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 657
Posted By Dirtgrain
Yah, pretty good price. But with such low...

Yah, pretty good price. But with such low mileage, it must have been sitting for years.
Forum: Thumpers 12-06-2008, 03:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,385
Posted By Dirtgrain
I would like one of those very much. Wow.

I would like one of those very much. Wow.
Forum: Thumpers 12-02-2008, 01:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 922
Posted By Dirtgrain
How different are the called-for intervals for...

How different are the called-for intervals for oil changes on the 530? I'm wondering.
Forum: Thumpers 11-15-2008, 12:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,402
Posted By Dirtgrain
I bet it will be great in parking lots.

I bet it will be great in parking lots.
Forum: Thumpers 11-15-2008, 05:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,402
Posted By Dirtgrain
Great, so now they all make tiny supermotos. ...

Great, so now they all make tiny supermotos. Where are the middleweights?
Forum: Thumpers 11-07-2008, 01:43 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,775
Posted By Dirtgrain
Nothing from Honda...

Nothing from Honda (http://news.motorbiker.org/blogs.nsf/dx/eicma-2008-summary.htm): "Honda spent 40 minutes telling us that they didn't have anything new, and that maybe we'd be seeing their V4 in a...
Forum: Equipment 11-06-2008, 11:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 607
Posted By Dirtgrain
Those are what I have--and what caught the wind...

Those are what I have--and what caught the wind and pushed in the clutch lever on my FZ1 (but now that I think about it, I might have been excessively over the speed limit at the time).
Forum: Equipment 11-05-2008, 04:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 607
Posted By Dirtgrain
Ditto on the brackets. I have a cheap pair of...

Ditto on the brackets. I have a cheap pair of snowmobile mitts that are like Hippo Hands. One day out for a ride on my Yamaha FZ1, I got up some speed, and the clutch lever pulled in enough to...
Forum: Thumpers 10-13-2008, 01:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,737
Posted By Dirtgrain
I got a 1991 DR350S with 10,000 miles for $700,...

I got a 1991 DR350S with 10,000 miles for $700, but it wouldn't start when I bought it. I put a Kientech jet kit in it, cut the air box and put in a new foam filter, adjusted the valves, changed the...
Forum: Thumpers 10-05-2008, 04:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,807
Posted By Dirtgrain
Here is a documentation of the repacking process:...

Here is a documentation of the repacking process: https://home.comcast.net/~rshafer9/FMF_Q2_Rebuild.htm (https://home.comcast.net/%7Ershafer9/FMF_Q2_Rebuild.htm)
Forum: Thumpers 09-20-2008, 07:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 711
Posted By Dirtgrain
Ugh I'm an idiot. I swear I checked. Already...

Ugh I'm an idiot. I swear I checked. Already posted: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=386972
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