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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 06:08 PM
Replies: 19,133
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Posted By Grreatdog
I hate to see a man pout. So here goes my setup....

I hate to see a man pout. So here goes my setup. Yes, that is my CURRENT ride and trailer. Real Hillbillies got no shame.
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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 04:22 AM
Replies: 19,133
Views: 1,099,889
Posted By Grreatdog
Why do you think the MXC200 got exchanged for an...

Why do you think the MXC200 got exchanged for an EXC525? :evil

The same speeds the 200 gave up at are where the 525 realizes that you are actually serious.
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2015, 12:10 PM
Replies: 19,133
Views: 1,099,889
Posted By Grreatdog
I have never tried flat track. But I probably...

I have never tried flat track. But I probably should. Because there are few things in this old world I enjoy more than finding a mountain switchback forest service road and getting into a flat track...
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 19,133
Views: 1,099,889
Posted By Grreatdog
Yes, #93 is THAT Marquez but filmed in slow...

Yes, #93 is THAT Marquez but filmed in slow motion so WRR'istas can follow the action.

<iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/6aiESGO4GDk" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315"...
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2015, 10:11 AM
Replies: 19,133
Views: 1,099,889
Posted By Grreatdog
I hope Yamalube is better than the fish oil blend...

I hope Yamalube is better than the fish oil blend Yamaha passes off as fork oil.
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2015, 04:14 AM
Replies: 19,133
Views: 1,099,889
Posted By Grreatdog
Next one of y'all who disrespects me is going to...

Next one of y'all who disrespects me is going to get ..... well ..... a reasonably well written and hopefully somewhat witty retort.
Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2015, 03:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 356
Posted By Grreatdog
I think he means SXC625. It is the same lay out...

I think he means SXC625. It is the same lay out as the 640's. But I don't know that far back. I would hold out for a 640 A or E wheel unless you can find out for sure.
Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2015, 02:58 PM
Replies: 19,133
Views: 1,099,889
Posted By Grreatdog
OK, I am totally misreading that response, right?...

OK, I am totally misreading that response, right? There is no way you took a KLR650 to a track day. Is there?
Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 19,133
Views: 1,099,889
Posted By Grreatdog
In both my 640 and 525 I can immediately tell the...

In both my 640 and 525 I can immediately tell the difference shifting between Rotella full synthetic and Motorex. Actually any of the parts store motorcycle synthetics I have tried. Both are smooth,...
Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2015, 08:42 AM
Replies: 19,133
Views: 1,099,889
Posted By Grreatdog
One of these days I am going to learn to order a...

One of these days I am going to learn to order a countershaft seal kit when I pick up barn find KTM's that have been sitting for years. I found about a half ounce of oil under the 525 yesterday. I...
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2015, 08:24 PM
Replies: 816
Views: 106,859
Posted By Grreatdog
I can buy what you are saying because I didn't...

I can buy what you are saying because I didn't just mean buy in price when I said budget minded. I suspect price plays a big part in the second bike thing as well. There is a big difference between...
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 816
Views: 106,859
Posted By Grreatdog
In this context the purpose of a 250 is low cost...

In this context the purpose of a 250 is low cost rather than high performance. CSC is targeting budget minded adventure riders not fast bike guys like me. I have been following this thread because in...
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2015, 08:18 PM
Replies: 19,133
Views: 1,099,889
Posted By Grreatdog
It's Honda. Last I heard they are going to ditch...

It's Honda. Last I heard they are going to ditch the whole gyro assembly for a dual clutch system that costs twice as much, weighs more and works even less well.
Forum: The Garage 06-26-2015, 07:00 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,727
Posted By Grreatdog
A new steering stabilizer did indeed cure my 97...

A new steering stabilizer did indeed cure my 97 the first time. That surprised me after all the crap on line. The second time at 200k miles it also needed new track bars. But it isn't nearly as...
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2015, 06:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 623
Posted By Grreatdog
XT350. Usually $500'ish and the YDIS carbs will...

XT350. Usually $500'ish and the YDIS carbs will either teach you to be a decent mechanic or make you suicidal. Plus shim and bucket valve adjustment, a special tool to set the float height and did I...
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 19,133
Views: 1,099,889
Posted By Grreatdog
I didn't know Honda made the Airbus 320....

I didn't know Honda made the Airbus 320. Interesting.
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 19,133
Views: 1,099,889
Posted By Grreatdog
When you run ripped and cut DOT knobbies and...

When you run ripped and cut DOT knobbies and consider anything over 500 miles good tire life screwing with tire pressure just isn't a major concern. Which is good because it frees up more brain power...
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2015, 07:03 AM
Replies: 19,133
Views: 1,099,889
Posted By Grreatdog
The former makes me laugh. But the latter makes...

The former makes me laugh. But the latter makes me cringe a little.
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 19,133
Views: 1,099,889
Posted By Grreatdog
It seems I may be on the hook for a NC ride soon....

It seems I may be on the hook for a NC ride soon. I am all ears if anybody knows some stupid hard reasonably legal trails good for a couple of 100+ mile days by three pretty good riders and one dirt...
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2015, 05:06 PM
Replies: 816
Views: 106,859
Posted By Grreatdog
So, a pushrod engine is now an innovation? I need...

So, a pushrod engine is now an innovation? I need to go tell my 25 year old Tecumseh lawn mower. :lol3

Sorry. Couldn't resist. In all seriousness I can see that being a selling point in the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 19,133
Views: 1,099,889
Posted By Grreatdog
Exactly. But my trailer braking technique wasn't...

Exactly. But my trailer braking technique wasn't very sophisticated anyway. I was only surge trailer braking with drum brakes.
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 19,133
Views: 1,099,889
Posted By Grreatdog
I don't even have a trailer brake anymore. ...

I don't even have a trailer brake anymore.

We sold the boat weekend before last. :cry
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 19,133
Views: 1,099,889
Posted By Grreatdog
Perfect. I say we petition Baldy to change the...

Perfect. I say we petition Baldy to change the name of Perfect Line to exactly that.
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 19,133
Views: 1,099,889
Posted By Grreatdog
Vector mechanics at lunch? Really? I dropped my...

Vector mechanics at lunch? Really? I dropped my dynamics class for a reason. I discovered my ability to write bullshit far exceeds my ability to solve complex equations.

It was pretty weird when I...
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2015, 05:17 AM
Replies: 19,133
Views: 1,099,889
Posted By Grreatdog
Not to mention the only riders I know who don't...

Not to mention the only riders I know who don't get flats are the ones babying their bikes through rocks. When you go HARD through rocks it doesn't work that way.

Sometimes you just catch one...
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2015, 06:59 PM
Replies: 19,133
Views: 1,099,889
Posted By Grreatdog
Yea, but they have those damned banana spiders. I...

Yea, but they have those damned banana spiders. I will happily change tubes and pound out my slidplates if means never having one those on my face again. I am not fond of spiders.
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2015, 06:29 PM
Replies: 19,133
Views: 1,099,889
Posted By Grreatdog
Clueless I ain't. I have been doing this a long...

Clueless I ain't. I have been doing this a long time and have a LOT of experience riding rocks. I know what works and doesn't. Riding at 25+ psi means you probably die at the speeds and conditions we...
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 19,133
Views: 1,099,889
Posted By Grreatdog
I don't think so. I am 6'2" and my 525 fits...

I don't think so. I am 6'2" and my 525 fits better than any bike I have owned - even my 640. I can actually stand on the 525 which really surprised me.
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 19,133
Views: 1,099,889
Posted By Grreatdog
That was an MXC on the old smaller frame. So it...

That was an MXC on the old smaller frame. So it was really small and light with a close ratio, quick reving, pipey engine. It was a pretty hard hitting bike for being a 200. It was more MX than...
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2015, 07:43 AM
Replies: 19,133
Views: 1,099,889
Posted By Grreatdog
Um, does riding a two stroke dirt bike on the...

Um, does riding a two stroke dirt bike on the street really mean you are 13? :shog

I must be up to 16 since I sold it for the 525 and discovered chicks somewhere along the line.
...
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2015, 05:29 AM
Replies: 19,133
Views: 1,099,889
Posted By Grreatdog
I'm in for 13 years 3 months and 12 years 9...

I'm in for 13 years 3 months and 12 years 9 months.
Forum: The Garage 06-23-2015, 08:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,217
Posted By Grreatdog
I have had at various times with various engines:...

I have had at various times with various engines:

New impeller not pumping because the inside of the housing was scored from mud and sand. I had to replace the entire pump assembly

Wasp nest in...
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 19,133
Views: 1,099,889
Posted By Grreatdog
Just be glad it was the rear. Otherwise rangers...

Just be glad it was the rear. Otherwise rangers would probably just be finding your body and wondering how somebody could be kidney punched to death.
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2015, 05:43 PM
Replies: 19,133
Views: 1,099,889
Posted By Grreatdog
See what happens when you try to be careful and...

See what happens when you try to be careful and run some chump tire so you don't get in trouble? If you did something that dumb as a harebrained scheme to get your wife to go along on an obviously...
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 19,133
Views: 1,099,889
Posted By Grreatdog
Well since my 640 doesn't weigh much more than a...

Well since my 640 doesn't weigh much more than a WRR and my 525 significantly less, I have a little head room to work with on for adding heavier equipment.
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2015, 12:52 PM
Replies: 19,133
Views: 1,099,889
Posted By Grreatdog
I also run UHD tubes. Those things are crazy...

I also run UHD tubes. Those things are crazy heavy and take up a LOT of Wolfman room but they work.
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2015, 10:48 AM
Replies: 19,133
Views: 1,099,889
Posted By Grreatdog
I started buying 20g CO2 cartridges because I...

I started buying 20g CO2 cartridges because I discovered the hard way that two of the smaller ones only put maybe 8-10 psi in a rear. After my five flat weekend (probably not far from Ajay's...
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2015, 08:34 AM
Replies: 19,133
Views: 1,099,889
Posted By Grreatdog
Speaking of Road Warrior, and I don't mean to...

Speaking of Road Warrior, and I don't mean to frighten any of my east coast friends, but I suspect the lack of daytime Ajay posts means DOD has lost containment on him and he loose in the civilian...
Forum: Thumpers 06-22-2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 19,133
Views: 1,099,889
Posted By Grreatdog
This has me thinking Grreatwife and I should hit...

This has me thinking Grreatwife and I should hit the old drive-in when we get down to SC for vacation. Believe it or not the one where I saw Madmax in 79 or 80 is still there and still open seven...
Forum: Thumpers 06-22-2015, 01:11 PM
Replies: 19,133
Views: 1,099,889
Posted By Grreatdog
I saw the first one riding my KE125 and parked on...

I saw the first one riding my KE125 and parked on the railroad tracks overlooking the drive-in. So I didn't get to hear much of the dialogue. Did I miss anything?
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