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Forum: Racing Today, 08:11 AM
Replies: 1,998
Views: 135,425
Posted By TwilightZone
>"Anybody else miss the first 250 heat and part...

>"Anybody else miss the first 250 heat and part of number 2 because FS1 fucking played the end of a fucking baseball game?"

Direct TV Network showed the start of the races on FOX-2... then...
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2015, 09:08 AM
Replies: 48,680
Views: 10,070,082
Posted By TwilightZone
>" The rain thing is also a concern. I got...

>" The rain thing is also a concern. I got caught in the rain for three days in Colorado last year"

Most good seats will have a plastic under-layment on the seat to prevent water intrusion to the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 8,988
Views: 1,888,755
Posted By TwilightZone
>"What about the 14/52 combo...smack between the...

>"What about the 14/52 combo...smack between the 13/50 and 14/50."

14x52... IMHO: Lotsa RPM on the top end for dual sport.

I can run 70+ with my 14x49... but I won't hold that rpm for very...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-16-2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 8,334
Views: 8,107,902
Posted By TwilightZone
Where's your wife? That's a fashion model. ...

Where's your wife? That's a fashion model. :wink:

http://trendinvestor.smugmug.com/Family/My-wife-Annushka/i-D6VW9pK/0/L/Copy%20of%20STA60128-L.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 8,988
Views: 1,888,755
Posted By TwilightZone
>"14/50 would cover all your bases and you can...

>"14/50 would cover all your bases and you can optionally go 13/50 for the tight stuff"

Yup. 48 to 50 tooth on the back.

Vary the front sprocket.

15 - Street
14 - Dual Sport
13 - Trail
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2015, 10:37 AM
Replies: 48,680
Views: 10,070,082
Posted By TwilightZone
>"Any seating ideas? Advice?" Seat Concepts....

>"Any seating ideas? Advice?"

Seat Concepts. Works !
Forum: Racing 04-13-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 1,998
Views: 135,425
Posted By TwilightZone
>"so both west and 450 titles are wrapped up. I...

>"so both west and 450 titles are wrapped up. I wonder how attendance at Santa Clara will be."

Yeah, bought tickets early on for that one... dammit, championships sewn up,
I guess we will watch...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-06-2015, 07:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 581
Posted By TwilightZone
>"... wake you up like the deer back home where I...

>"... wake you up like the deer back home where I am?"

Mostly no. Not many deer in Death Valley... or I guess, most anything.
Up in the mountains, there are some critters.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-04-2015, 12:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 581
Posted By TwilightZone
>"Out of curiosity how long would Titus canyon...

>"Out of curiosity how long would Titus canyon road take at leisurely 'I don't want to crash' pace?"

Well, it's 27 miles... I guess 1 to 1-1/2 hour if you were in a hurry...
maybe 2 hours if you...
Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2015, 09:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 460
Posted By TwilightZone
>"I just force this valve to stay open for the...

>"I just force this valve to stay open for the test?"

Which valve... the one on the air box or the one on the pipe?

On the pipe the EXUP valve stays 'open' by default.
Air box you could prop...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-03-2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 450
Posted By TwilightZone
>"I'll be on a KTM 500 EXC with knobbies." ...

>"I'll be on a KTM 500 EXC with knobbies."

What's your fuel range ?
Fuel range in Death Valley pretty much determines what 'routes' you take.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-03-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 581
Posted By TwilightZone
Las Vegas - 95 Beatty - Ryholite - Titus...

Las Vegas - 95
Beatty -
Ryholite -
Titus Canyon -
Scottys Castle -
Rte 266 to Big Pine/Lone Pine (overnight).

Lone Pine
Keeler
Cerro Gordo
Forum: Thumpers 04-03-2015, 07:47 AM
Replies: 48,680
Views: 10,070,082
Posted By TwilightZone
>"Can anyone recommend a good quality foot gear...

>"Can anyone recommend a good quality foot gear shift lever?"

'Driven' shift lever. Dunno about UK availability though.

http://www.solomotoparts.com/Driven-Shift-Lever-for-WR250R-X-08-14/
Forum: Equipment 04-02-2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,189
Posted By TwilightZone
Happy with these boots... ...

Happy with these boots...

http://www.bikebandit.com/riding-gear-and-accessories/motorcycle-footwear/motorcycle-boots/alpinestars-scout-waterproof-motorcycle-boots?
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 71,045
Posted By TwilightZone
>"So who's still rolling on these original...

>"So who's still rolling on these original forks?"

I replaced the right hand side lower leg... (seems like it is the primary
break point)... but still have the original left leg. 2003... 31,000...
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 48,680
Views: 10,070,082
Posted By TwilightZone
>"Any suggestions for what rim, & where to get?" ...

>"Any suggestions for what rim, & where to get?"

I laced up a new Excel rim on mine... if you go slow and pay attention,
the lacing and truing process is not too bad.
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2015, 06:09 PM
Replies: 48,680
Views: 10,070,082
Posted By TwilightZone
>"But video from a few years ago shows sporadic...

>"But video from a few years ago shows sporadic operation if it..contrary to theory behind it."

It is only closed when the ECU is wanting torque.
It moves pretty quick. (I saw the video a long...
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2015, 05:06 PM
Replies: 48,680
Views: 10,070,082
Posted By TwilightZone
>"Has anyone from Yamaha engineering ever...

>"Has anyone from Yamaha engineering ever divulged real info?"

The EXUP valve is on several Yamaha motorcycles.
Later copied by Suzuki and Honda.

To provide better low end torque.
...
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 48,680
Views: 10,070,082
Posted By TwilightZone
>"There is no video / manual where you teach to...

>"There is no video / manual where you teach to replace the muffler in WR250R?"

Remove the cover over the EXUP valve on the muffler. ( 2 bolts)
Remove the 2 cables from both ends of the system...
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 48,680
Views: 10,070,082
Posted By TwilightZone
>"You can also make your own from an on line...

>"You can also make your own from an on line circuit diagram and a few basic electronic components."

Takes a 10K resistor between two terminals on the cable end.
Radio Shack = 1/4 watt 10K...
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2015, 08:05 AM
Replies: 48,680
Views: 10,070,082
Posted By TwilightZone
>"The shop looked at it today, and they are now...

>"The shop looked at it today, and they are now telling me that it will take $1,000 to fix. This includes replacing "cam shaft 1 and 2", "valve lifters", and all the associated gaskets, oil, etc....
Forum: Racing 03-31-2015, 07:26 AM
Replies: 1,998
Views: 135,425
Posted By TwilightZone
April 1st is tomorrow.

April 1st is tomorrow.
Forum: Ride reports 03-31-2015, 07:10 AM
Replies: 2,850
Views: 1,546,726
Posted By TwilightZone
>"*sigh* So here we are in the freakin' Sahara ...

>"*sigh* So here we are in the freakin' Sahara desert. Supposedly one of the driest places on earth. And we've brought rain with us..."

I think you should come to California... they can use you...
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2015, 06:00 PM
Replies: 48,680
Views: 10,070,082
Posted By TwilightZone
>"Well, here's my TDC. I don't think that's...

>"Well, here's my TDC. I don't think that's right."

IMHO: Stick a pencil (or something) down in the spark plug hole.
You can then roll the crank back and forth.
Make sure you're at tdc on the...
Forum: Racing 03-30-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 1,998
Views: 135,425
Posted By TwilightZone
>"watch the video, the rear wheel never stops...

>"watch the video, the rear wheel never stops spinning"

To me it looks like the rear suspension 'collapsed' on landing from the jump.
Either way, he's damn lucky that he didn't get hurt.
Forum: Racing 03-28-2015, 07:26 PM
Replies: 1,998
Views: 135,425
Posted By TwilightZone
>"I wonder if Toyota gets a bulk discount on all...

>"I wonder if Toyota gets a bulk discount on all the ad time they buy. :hmmmmm"

Good god... 'Again ?' The commercial was funny once, maybe twice.
Beyond that... 'Again ?' f/n I'm leaving the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 8,988
Views: 1,888,755
Posted By TwilightZone
Clutch Rubbers - 71 hours.

Pulled the clutch today... took a look at the shock er... 'rubbers'.

Rubbers were good, no play between the clutch baskets.
71 hrs of mostly 'dual sport' riding / the bike is 1yr 3 months old.. ...
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 48,680
Views: 10,070,082
Posted By TwilightZone
>"Couldn't finagle the starter out of there....

>"Couldn't finagle the starter out of there. trust me, I tried. For a while."

2 bolts. The starter pulls 'directly' out.
Just turn it about a bit and let it lie there.
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2015, 11:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,360
Posted By TwilightZone
>"can't find a rear tire that's 120/80. I found a...

>"can't find a rear tire that's 120/80. I found a 4.10/18; will the size difference do anything other than increase the height?"

4.10x18 is a bit smaller than a 120/80.
'Old style sizes' you want...
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 48,680
Views: 10,070,082
Posted By TwilightZone
>"Edit. I did manage with the starter swiveled...

>"Edit. I did manage with the starter swiveled but it took nearly as long to do as it would have to remove I think."

Eh? Easy. Loosen two bolts and move the starter.
IMHO: Better than having to...
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2015, 04:51 PM
Replies: 48,680
Views: 10,070,082
Posted By TwilightZone
>"different lowering of the forks from 10 to...

>"different lowering of the forks from 10 to almost 20 mm after having lowered the rear.."

15 mm or so... 5/8" is pretty standard.
Forum: Ride reports 03-22-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 417
Views: 113,203
Posted By TwilightZone
Hello Peach !!! I miss your posts. Hope...

Hello Peach !!! I miss your posts.
Hope everything is going well.
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 48,680
Views: 10,070,082
Posted By TwilightZone
>"Was it worth it? I've got 70k on my original...

>"Was it worth it? I've got 70k on my original jug, but I put in new rings on the cheap a few months ago - I was burning oil fast and i turned out my oil ring was crusted in.
I've since picked up...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-21-2015, 10:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,189
Posted By TwilightZone
>"Now I find this out, I just took a job there...

>"Now I find this out, I just took a job there and will moving to the area in 2 weeks.:D"

Depends on where you live. Lived here my whole life.
In general, stay away from Hwy 101/Broadway...
it...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-21-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 1,852
Views: 160,804
Posted By TwilightZone
>"Anyone have current intel from recent rides on...

>"Anyone have current intel from recent rides on the backside of Cerro Gordo? (East side down from CG Ghost Town to White Mtn. Talc Road)"

Friend rode it last year. Road was washed out lower...
Forum: Thumpers 03-20-2015, 08:41 PM
Replies: 48,680
Views: 10,070,082
Posted By TwilightZone
>"While you were in there did you come across...

>"While you were in there did you come across anything that stood out as possible causes for the noise you were hunting?"

(Heh) I wasn't hunting a noise. At any rate.

I bought a 2nd WR250R for...
Forum: Thumpers 03-20-2015, 08:02 PM
Replies: 48,680
Views: 10,070,082
Posted By TwilightZone
Messing with a top end on a WR250R (continued)

Couple 'other' problems.

Lost the cam chain off the bottom sprocket.
Not supposed to happen... but it did.

Tried for a couple hours to re-position it with a welding rod,
aluminum rod etc.. no...
Forum: Thumpers 03-20-2015, 07:52 PM
Replies: 48,680
Views: 10,070,082
Posted By TwilightZone
Bits and pieces... messing with a top end on a WR250R.

Just finished a top end on mine. Here's a couple problem areas I
ran into... and some solutions.

Problem 1 - Getting the rings to start in the cylinder. (Couple hours).

Had a friend of mine...
Forum: Ride reports 03-20-2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 40,495
Posted By TwilightZone
>"I think that might have been me and my buddy....

>"I think that might have been me and my buddy. (Black 950adv and 1190adv) Was there a second rider with you on another 250?"

Yup... that was my wife. The WR250R was a new bike to her
(she...
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2015, 08:07 PM
Replies: 48,680
Views: 10,070,082
Posted By TwilightZone
>"Go by the mark's on the crank.Due to cam chain...

>"Go by the mark's on the crank.Due to cam chain stretch-manufacturing tolerances etc
they will not line up perfect.If you try to change it a tooth the mark's will be way off. "

Dunno. Kinda...
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