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Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2014, 10:43 AM
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Posted By RZRob
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_vj2e1m7Hlgw/TUoDSH1RGiI/...

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_vj2e1m7Hlgw/TUoDSH1RGiI/AAAAAAAAy-o/G0aZ_gj_Eu0/s1600/beavis-and-butthead.gif
"Huh uh, huh uh, he said titty."

RZ Rob
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2014, 10:35 AM
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Posted By RZRob
Zulu, I agree with Fritz. What is that treatment...

Zulu, I agree with Fritz. What is that treatment applied to get photos to look that way? Is it some kind of over saturation or something? I like the look.

RZ Rob
Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2014, 10:43 PM
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Posted By RZRob
Useless trivia

Actually went to the Paris Dakar Rally in 1988. That sticker on the back plate is for Paris Match, a magazine similar to Life that covers French current events. I have the issue from the year I went...
Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2014, 10:33 PM
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Posted By RZRob
Well I got the hammer, but don't know nuttin...

Well I got the hammer, but don't know nuttin 'bout the other junk.

RZ Rob
Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2014, 07:05 PM
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Posted By RZRob
Oh great, then what's everyone here supposed to...

Oh great, then what's everyone here supposed to do? :rofl

RZ Rob
Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 74,527
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Posted By RZRob
I'm confident the crack starts at the top, but...

I'm confident the crack starts at the top, but completes it's journey almost instantly. If you just look at what the subframe is subjected to you'll see that just the weight of an aftermarket exhaust...
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2014, 09:45 PM
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Posted By RZRob
Yeah once I saw what I was asking the subframe to...

Yeah once I saw what I was asking the subframe to do after removing the stock muffler, it was no wonder it failed. The Twisted Throttle ones are a failed design, but may help slightly. Even Though I...
Forum: Thumpers 08-13-2014, 07:47 PM
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Posted By RZRob
Yo MiniDragon, heard the expression "keep the...

Yo MiniDragon, heard the expression "keep the rubber side down"? Glad you're ok. Cars can be dangerous.

RZ Rob.
Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2014, 10:22 PM
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Posted By RZRob
Great people, ship fast and good stuff. Did two...

Great people, ship fast and good stuff. Did two dualsport jobs through them.

RZ Rob

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b227/rzrob/XR%20ETC/02CC64F6-AE01-43CA-99E3-440EF28B6E6D_zpsxd1jjvsz.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 08-07-2014, 06:43 AM
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Posted By RZRob
The difference is you actually "ride" your bike...

The difference is you actually "ride" your bike harder in the dirt than most. At a certain point I just reach for the CRF.

RZ Rob

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b227/rzrob/B2P/IMG_2805.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2014, 08:52 PM
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Posted By RZRob
Man Alvin, Scratch & Dent seems right at home on...

Man Alvin, Scratch & Dent seems right at home on your bike....
Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2014, 07:25 AM
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Posted By RZRob
I never found anything to patch with that gas...

I never found anything to patch with that gas wouldn't eat through in fairly short order. Time for a new tank.

TZ Rob
Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2014, 04:25 PM
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Posted By RZRob
Nice Rack

Too funny. I'm sitting in the St Louis airport staring at one now as a matter of fact. That happens to be a Man Rack on my bike though.

RZ Rob. ��
Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 74,527
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Posted By RZRob
Big tube forks + Acerbis = clearance issues....

Big tube forks + Acerbis = clearance issues. CRF/RSW.

Rz Rob
Forum: Thumpers 08-04-2014, 08:50 AM
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Posted By RZRob
Gusset job looks great. On the right side I had...

Gusset job looks great. On the right side I had to clearance along the bottom so my pipe didn't hit near the front. I got sort of A/R and ended-up filing the bottom on both so the gussets ran...
Forum: Thumpers 08-03-2014, 07:27 PM
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Posted By RZRob
I pm'd him last week. He's still out there. ...

I pm'd him last week. He's still out there.

RZ Rob
Forum: Thumpers 08-01-2014, 06:30 AM
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Views: 7,799,428
Posted By RZRob
So like I know a lot of folks moto-commute and I...

So like I know a lot of folks moto-commute and I often hear the premise is for economical reasons. Boy that never panned out for me. Let's face it, motos are more maintenance-intensive (tires,...
Forum: Thumpers 07-31-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 74,527
Views: 7,799,428
Posted By RZRob
You know what they say, what doesn't make it go...

You know what they say, what doesn't make it go faster, just slows you down... Well, most of the time that's true...

RZ Rob
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2014, 09:23 PM
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Posted By RZRob
Sure RaceTech is good, Can I make a shameless...

Sure RaceTech is good, Can I make a shameless plug for my friend that owns Shock Therapy (http://www.shocktherapyracing.net/) in So Cal? Great people. Steve's a racer and done this his whole life....
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2014, 09:15 PM
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Posted By RZRob
I like this idea. Especially the cap. RZ Rob

I like this idea. Especially the cap.

RZ Rob
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2014, 06:32 AM
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Posted By RZRob
Dumb question, but how do you do this with the...

Dumb question, but how do you do this with the decompressor at play?

RZ Rob
Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2014, 10:35 PM
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Posted By RZRob
At times like these, take baby steps. Checking...

At times like these, take baby steps. Checking cam timing is easy enough as is checking valve clearance and then gosh, just popping the cover and having look. I just popped the head off mine....
Forum: Thumpers 07-28-2014, 10:29 PM
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Posted By RZRob
Interesting. Good find. The 8800 looks like the...

Interesting. Good find. The 8800 looks like the ticket. I want to compare the specs to my HID set-up.

RZ Rob
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Forum: Thumpers 07-28-2014, 03:10 PM
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Posted By RZRob
Don't think you'll get Dot and LED due to the...

Don't think you'll get Dot and LED due to the high-beam low-beam thing.

I know LED is hot and I'm hoping to go that way some day, but having just got done researching this, I went with the DDM...
Forum: Thumpers 07-28-2014, 09:19 AM
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Posted By RZRob
I think mine are off an '05. I put springs I had...

I think mine are off an '05. I put springs I had laying around that were for a 450R where the rider was +100lb and those feel right. I did notice that the bike sits higher than before and Axle to top...
Forum: Thumpers 07-28-2014, 07:29 AM
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Posted By RZRob
I was thinking the same thing. My only concern...

I was thinking the same thing. My only concern was going all the way back to that last bolt and the fact that I got that box (a liability) on there.

I didn't even mention pulling the head off and...
Forum: Thumpers 07-28-2014, 06:57 AM
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Posted By RZRob
Tuning Fork

It's Alive.

I've been so busy with work issues (and play commitments) that I haven't had time to work on the XR, but I finally got her basically back together.
...
Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2014, 01:21 PM
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Posted By RZRob
I'm fairly confident I'd be pre-occupied with...

I'm fairly confident I'd be pre-occupied with wondering when that sword was going to do me in. I worry enough about smacking my windshield - which I've done a few times. :cry

RZ Rob
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-25-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 775
Posted By RZRob
Loved that movie, but not even close. I was...

Loved that movie, but not even close.

I was really hoping someone would've been able to identify this insignificant flick I was seeking. I just dug on the Pentonish bikes in it.

RZ Rob
Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2014, 06:05 AM
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Posted By RZRob
What he said. RZ Rob

What he said.

RZ Rob
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2014, 11:38 AM
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Posted By RZRob
Should be an easy fix. Do a quick Google search...

Should be an easy fix. Do a quick Google search for Dave's Mods on the carb/airbox along with de-smog the bike will spring to life. Normally I'd advise looking at the pilot, but it sounds like yours...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-22-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 775
Posted By RZRob
What was this old European Motorcycle Movie?

Hi Folks,

I've been wondering about this for 40 years. I'm 51. As a kid on federal holidays there would be no school. At the least you could TV, and the broadcasters would show special movies...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-22-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,604
Posted By RZRob
saw it

Saw it at a screening here in Orange County. The producer and some other dignitaries were present. Loved the movie. Brought a tear to my more than once. I remember riding my older brother's '73 Six...
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2014, 09:52 AM
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Posted By RZRob
Mix & Match USD Fork Swap

So I've been so busy with work and play that I haven't had much time to work on my XR, but am in the midst of an USD fork swap. It's basically done, but I've learned so much along the way.

...
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2014, 11:50 AM
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Posted By RZRob
I'd have to learn new cuss words if I had to...

I'd have to learn new cuss words if I had to change tires every time I switched from street to dirt - and I have a tire machine.

RZ Rob
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2014, 12:11 PM
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Posted By RZRob
I wanted them too, but fitment issues aside, if...

I wanted them too, but fitment issues aside, if you think about it, they really don't offer any structural support, They'll just bend or flex until the original frame brakes. The Z shape to fit the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 74,527
Views: 7,799,428
Posted By RZRob
Watch the subframe when you start packing stuff...

Watch the subframe when you start packing stuff on the back - they break too. :cry Ask me how I know.

If you look, once you take the stock exhaust off, all you've got is a flimsy stick holding...
Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 74,527
Views: 7,799,428
Posted By RZRob
Great memories of riding with my dad. That's when...

Great memories of riding with my dad. That's when I first acquired a love for the smell of 2-stroke smoke, riding on the back of our AT1 Yamaha.

Here's Cujo getting ready to go womp'n.

RZ Rob
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Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 74,527
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Posted By RZRob
Too funny. I ride the piss outta mine. And it...

Too funny. I ride the piss outta mine. And it beats the crap outta me every time. :cry

RZ Rob
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Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 74,527
Views: 7,799,428
Posted By RZRob
Probably the nicest one I've ever seen. Good...

Probably the nicest one I've ever seen. Good score.

RZ Rob
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