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Forum: Equipment 03-22-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 257
Posted By gzr
Sticky rubber for a skinny bike

My most recent bike is a 2005 Sym Wolf Classic 125, basically a very good clone of the Honda CB125S from the 70s. The tyres on it are still the original Cheng Shins one about 9 years old, and the...
Forum: Equipment 03-19-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,782
Posted By gzr
Hi Toad Killer, sorry for not posting a vid, I...

Hi Toad Killer, sorry for not posting a vid, I forgot to check into this forum for a while.

Seems like you're happy with the solidity of the construction, how did you find it regarding...
Forum: Equipment 03-06-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,782
Posted By gzr
I've used the "Ultimate Addons" brand with a...

I've used the "Ultimate Addons" brand with a Galaxy S2. I'm very happy with it and I think they have cases for the iphone too.

The case I used was dustproof and rainproof (only tested in light...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-17-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,312
Posted By gzr
My 2c worth

IMHO it all boils down to a few basics

1: Trust.
2: Rider smoothness.
3: Passenger smoothness, closely related to 1.

As a small anecdote, I used to ride a Honda cub. Definitely under 200lb....
Forum: Thumpers 08-14-2013, 03:58 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 18,120
Posted By gzr
Hello

Hello fellow Freewind Riders!

I just found out about this thread and wanted to say hi!

This is my bike....
Forum: Thumpers 08-14-2013, 03:37 PM
Replies: 91,565
Views: 17,053,584
Posted By gzr
Pity about the lack of power wheelie.... :( XF...

Pity about the lack of power wheelie.... :(
XF stock gearing is
Primary 2.178
1st 2.416
2nd 1.625
3rd 1.238
4th 1.000
5th 0.826
Final reduction 2.866 (15t front 43t rear)
Forum: Thumpers 08-14-2013, 02:59 PM
Replies: 91,565
Views: 17,053,584
Posted By gzr
Wink Off-topic?

I've been lurking on this thread for a while and I must say that the last twenty pages or so regarding suspension and carb improvements were very interesting.

And now to the confession... I DO NOT...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-18-2013, 02:40 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,962
Posted By gzr
I use a navigation app on an Android phone...

I use a navigation app on an Android phone (Galaxy S2), and previously I had a navigation app on a Windows Mobile phone. Never used the data connection - today's smartphones ALL have a GPS chip, and...
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2013, 12:10 PM
Replies: 91,565
Views: 17,053,584
Posted By gzr
Tech question: Head bolt washers

Thanks for reassuring me that I can reuse these.

As far as I know copper doesn't really care about the cooling rate when you anneal it. Ferrous metals (and some aluminium alloys that can be...
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2013, 05:11 PM
Replies: 91,565
Views: 17,053,584
Posted By gzr
Question Tech question: Head bolt washers

I'm replacing the head gasket and I'm unsure whether the very thick "copper" (or similar) washers under the head bolts can be reused or not. I could simply put steel washers, but I'm not sure whether...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-12-2012, 03:12 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,535
Posted By gzr
Ride report!

I went to practice a bit at the MX track yesterday, didn't do a lot but the 15~20 mins I rode were very educational. I actually met two kids who were riding proper MX bikes (CR80 and CRF450) and they...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-06-2012, 03:04 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,535
Posted By gzr
Thanks for all the replies guys. I'll try...

Thanks for all the replies guys.

I'll try experimenting a bit with faster speeds, a little more throttle, more standing up and letting the rear loose traction. From then onwards we'll see how it...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-04-2012, 10:48 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,535
Posted By gzr
Question How to teach myself dirt!?

So... where to begin... I'm a HUGE n00b with dirt and I want to learn how to handle my bike on unpaved ground. Where I live we have no dirt riding schools (and since I'm on a small island traveling...
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