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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 09:55 AM
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Posted By ThumpnRed
Don't give up the on the pig! Once you get it set...

Don't give up the on the pig! Once you get it set up correctly and ride to its strengths, it is a worthy trail steed. A lot of it is rider skill level. That is the area where I fall short! I ride...
Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2015, 08:07 PM
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Posted By ThumpnRed
Thought you were talking to me... I was...

Thought you were talking to me... I was cornfused. Never mind, back to your regularly scheduled programming.:D
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2015, 09:41 PM
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Posted By ThumpnRed
Take the bikes off of the stand before you do the...

Take the bikes off of the stand before you do the comparison. I suspect that your XRL swingarm doesn't have that sort of angle when the suspension is weighted... if it does sit that tall, you are...
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2015, 04:58 PM
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Posted By ThumpnRed
The "article" mixes pictures of the XRL with...

The "article" mixes pictures of the XRL with pictures of the CRF250L. Very reliable bit of information.
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2015, 04:33 PM
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Posted By ThumpnRed
It's a sign of spending too much time here. NOT a...

It's a sign of spending too much time here. NOT a good thing.:evil
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2015, 03:20 PM
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Posted By ThumpnRed
Where's the bra?:lol3

Where's the bra?:lol3
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2015, 06:29 AM
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Posted By ThumpnRed
Something that the old farts (like me) will...

Something that the old farts (like me) will appreciate. This years vintage MX was a great race. Better than last years. Got to watch legends like Pierre, Lars and Chuck Sun tear up the track. Good...
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2015, 12:23 PM
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Posted By ThumpnRed
The complete lack of chronic shoulder pain once...

The complete lack of chronic shoulder pain once its all said and done is well worth the journey. The work done on my left shoulder was magic. Next spring is what I am looking forward to! :rofl
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2015, 08:34 PM
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Posted By ThumpnRed
Yep. I did the pillow sling contraption for two...

Yep. I did the pillow sling contraption for two weeks. Couldn't do anything for myself! The surgeon let me out of it for a simple sling so I can zip my own pants now! It's the little things that...
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2015, 08:22 PM
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Posted By ThumpnRed
All through two dime sized holes. Last time he...

All through two dime sized holes. Last time he did less work and needed three holes.
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2015, 08:11 PM
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Posted By ThumpnRed
The heal time on my "mod" is about six months...

The heal time on my "mod" is about six months before I can lift anything. They cut the bicep tendon that runs through the rotator cuff and reattach it to the head of the humerus (cures the chronic...
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2015, 01:15 PM
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Posted By ThumpnRed
Thanks Steve. I'll have to get a ladder!

Thanks Steve. I'll have to get a ladder!
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2015, 11:06 AM
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Posted By ThumpnRed
Climbing the Walls!

Three weeks since the rotator cuff rebuild... two months to go before I can even think about using my upper arm/shoulder. Snow's pretty much gone off of the hills north of town and here I sit! :huh...
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2015, 08:45 PM
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Posted By ThumpnRed
That's not a 650. XR250L's came with cush hubs...

That's not a 650. XR250L's came with cush hubs all day long.
Forum: Thumpers 03-20-2015, 06:29 AM
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Posted By ThumpnRed
Stop teasing him... look in the R/R box......

Stop teasing him... look in the R/R box... there's probably a half dozen or so in there.:lol3
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2015, 07:50 AM
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Posted By ThumpnRed
There you go. Anything to avoid having to mess...

There you go. Anything to avoid having to mess with those wire clips!
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2015, 06:24 PM
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Posted By ThumpnRed
Det cord might work!

Det cord might work!
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2015, 05:32 PM
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Posted By ThumpnRed
Bullshit! You can hammer that sumbitch back into...

Bullshit! You can hammer that sumbitch back into shape. A few minutes with a hammer, clean up the groves with a dremel and you are good to go!:evil
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2015, 12:28 PM
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Posted By ThumpnRed
Well... It's clearly a rim and it is clearly...

Well... It's clearly a rim and it is clearly cracked, so I think you have a cracked rim. You normally see the crack on the side, but yours is definitely cracked.
Forum: Thumpers 03-09-2015, 12:11 PM
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Posted By ThumpnRed
41mm FCR-MX (off of a CRF450R) NCVT needle...

41mm FCR-MX (off of a CRF450R)
NCVT needle (2nd clip from the top) 158 Main, 40 Pilot.
Forum: Airheads 03-09-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 41
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Posted By ThumpnRed
Trailer it! It needs a complete chassis check and...

Trailer it! It needs a complete chassis check and lube. If the head is dry, there may well be other bearings that are in similar condition. Riding it with that in mind would really suck.
Forum: Thumpers 03-08-2015, 08:47 PM
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Posted By ThumpnRed
Mine improved. I had to jet the OE carb a tad fat...

Mine improved. I had to jet the OE carb a tad fat in order to help resolve the lag. You can jet a pumper spot on.
Forum: Thumpers 03-07-2015, 08:41 PM
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Posted By ThumpnRed
Ferchrisakes Steve... Stop sugar coating it and...

Ferchrisakes Steve... Stop sugar coating it and tell us what you really think. :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 03-07-2015, 03:16 PM
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Posted By ThumpnRed
Post pictures of it CLEAN! Trying to sell a bike...

Post pictures of it CLEAN! Trying to sell a bike with pictures of it filthy are almost as bad as pictures of a bike with numbers on it. It screams that it's been flogged. We all know that it has been...
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2015, 02:42 PM
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Posted By ThumpnRed
You could order one, but it will likely not fit....

You could order one, but it will likely not fit. The FMF pipe is a close fit to the header. I coat the inside of the mid pipe with some red high-temp silicone, slide it on, tighten it up, clean up...
Forum: Thumpers 03-01-2015, 06:23 PM
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Posted By ThumpnRed
http://sd.keepcalm-o-matic.co.uk/i/not-this-shit-a...

http://sd.keepcalm-o-matic.co.uk/i/not-this-shit-again.png
Forum: Thumpers 02-26-2015, 06:40 AM
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Posted By ThumpnRed
XR600R front brake lever will work (I use them on...

XR600R front brake lever will work (I use them on my XRL). The upside is that the XR6R lever is adjustable... the bad: the end of the adjuster does not contact the piston on the master cylinder...
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2015, 08:39 PM
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Posted By ThumpnRed
pfffft... that's too easy!

pfffft... that's too easy!
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2015, 02:43 PM
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Posted By ThumpnRed
Just in case you are curious what CW's tank...

Just in case you are curious what CW's tank decals will look like... I photoshopped one on a pic of my scooter.
http://i870.photobucket.com/albums/ab268/ThumpNRed/CW%20Tank%20Decals_zpsmacof4sw.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2015, 03:29 PM
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Posted By ThumpnRed
I always new a yard bird to be one of these: ...

I always new a yard bird to be one of these:
http://www.mikesfeedfarm.com/chicken_2.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 02-14-2015, 09:02 PM
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Posted By ThumpnRed
I like to drink enough beer during assembly so I...

I like to drink enough beer during assembly so I can't recall which bolts I left loose. It makes each ride an adventure:eek1
Forum: Thumpers 02-13-2015, 01:39 PM
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Posted By ThumpnRed
Measure them... they had 49mm forks on RMs for...

Measure them... they had 49mm forks on RMs for only two years (00 and 01). That would be an easy place to start. I have 2000 RM250 forks on my Honzuki XR650L.:D
Forum: Thumpers 02-13-2015, 06:27 AM
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Posted By ThumpnRed
Sounds about right

Sounds about right
Forum: Thumpers 02-09-2015, 05:59 PM
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Posted By ThumpnRed
Getting OLD!

Had my pre-op with the shoulder surgeon today. I finally get the right shoulder fixed later this month. The good news... I should only be crippled for SIX freaking months! There goes the riding...
Forum: Thumpers 02-07-2015, 09:30 AM
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Posted By ThumpnRed
Learned this when I was a kid. Whenever you pass...

Learned this when I was a kid. Whenever you pass a Forest Service (or ANY law enforcement) rig, do NOT continue along your current course of travel if at all possible. Hit some trails, other less...
Forum: Thumpers 02-05-2015, 07:53 PM
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Posted By ThumpnRed
Sorry to hear about the kiddos. I still aint...

Sorry to hear about the kiddos. I still aint buying the "mean Steve" shit though:deal
Forum: Thumpers 02-05-2015, 05:23 PM
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Posted By ThumpnRed
I call BS! You have rebuilt your son's blown up...

I call BS! You have rebuilt your son's blown up bike how many times now? That's certainly not my idea of mean!:deal
Forum: Thumpers 02-05-2015, 06:20 AM
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Posted By ThumpnRed
DONE!:freaky

DONE!:freaky
Forum: Thumpers 02-04-2015, 09:54 PM
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Posted By ThumpnRed
This speedo conversation is gonna be fun to...

This speedo conversation is gonna be fun to observe.:evil Carry on:lol3
Forum: Thumpers 02-04-2015, 06:49 AM
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Posted By ThumpnRed
I would not recommend your plan (as I understand...

I would not recommend your plan (as I understand it). Best case scenario, the piston seized in the bore and there is no damage to the cam and rockers (not likely as the cam and rockers usually always...
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