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Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2015, 06:28 PM
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Posted By Ed@Ford
Acerbis tank & tank bag

I'm no big fan of tank bags, BUT...the nice big Acerbis tank for the CRF with it's fine big non locking filler cap has a fine erect penis of a vent hose....WTF are folks doing when they finally...
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2015, 10:38 AM
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Posted By Ed@Ford
For what it's worth, I put a big XR600R tank on...

For what it's worth, I put a big XR600R tank on my 1990 XR250R....had to make brackets like offwheelin did...biggest job is the big hole for the black donuts....I made cardboard ones first....had to...
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2015, 05:27 AM
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Posted By Ed@Ford
CraigBKK: Wow....is that pristeen or what!?

CraigBKK: Wow....is that pristeen or what!?
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2015, 11:06 AM
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Posted By Ed@Ford
SCOOT: The Acerbis looks excellent in the clear....

SCOOT: The Acerbis looks excellent in the clear. What's your opinion of the fit of the plastic shrouds?
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2015, 04:44 AM
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Posted By Ed@Ford
Docking pilot: How did the "body panels" go back...

Docking pilot: How did the "body panels" go back on? Tweeking req'd?

Michaelkozera: great data on your engine development
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2015, 04:41 AM
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Posted By Ed@Ford
STRAY DOG: The 450 is not "born" street legal in...

STRAY DOG: The 450 is not "born" street legal in the USA...It can be converted to be street legal in a state like Michigan, but it's not a trivial process, as for example the tires are...
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2015, 04:34 AM
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Posted By Ed@Ford
looks like another to add to "ignore"...

looks like another to add to "ignore" list...we'll ignore buying his manual cam chain tensioner
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2015, 03:03 PM
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Posted By Ed@Ford
Yes, Honda USA makes the final decision on what...

Yes, Honda USA makes the final decision on what comes here. If they decide they won't sell enough of a particular model to make a ho-jillion dollars off it it doesn't get selected. the "plain...
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2015, 04:51 AM
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Posted By Ed@Ford
Yup....read the owner's manual...there was...

Yup....read the owner's manual...there was something in there about the tip-over-sensor....and reset
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2015, 04:49 AM
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Posted By Ed@Ford
RE: CRF300L....Yeah, I kinda rekindled the CRF300...

RE: CRF300L....Yeah, I kinda rekindled the CRF300 "Wishing" because: I really enjoy my 250, but there are times when it needs "just a bit more" power, even though I have EJK and like it. Then if...
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2015, 04:27 AM
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Posted By Ed@Ford
Spud: Sounds like a winner! Did it come with the...

Spud: Sounds like a winner! Did it come with the optional rear tire?...I seem to recall 16 was standard with a 17 upgrade...or some such thing.
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2015, 11:46 AM
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Posted By Ed@Ford
When I installed the 685 big bore kit on my...

When I installed the 685 big bore kit on my KLR650, it failed to suck as much oil as the stock piston and rings...the Wiseco 440 kit in my XR400R Honda failed to be as slow as it was originally, or...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-20-2015, 12:15 PM
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Posted By Ed@Ford
Found 1881 here:...

Found 1881 here: http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprdb5392127.pdf maps # 29 & 30. 1881 seems to meet 36E and 318 to get down to county level roads....sure looks like a real rat maze....
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-20-2015, 08:33 AM
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Posted By Ed@Ford
I plan to be in the area in the next weeks....do...

I plan to be in the area in the next weeks....do you know the approximate BRP mile marker for 1881?
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2015, 04:58 PM
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Posted By Ed@Ford
Funny you should mention a TL125 Honda...

Funny you should mention a TL125 Honda trials....had one. Put a big fin Yoshimura 138cc kit with higher compression, ran premium fuel, fiddled with cam sprocket timing, and advancing the ignition...
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2015, 05:48 AM
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Posted By Ed@Ford
Exactly, drop a tooth on the C/S sprocket, and...

Exactly, drop a tooth on the C/S sprocket, and fiddle with slack in the throttle cables, and I vaguely recall dragging the rear brake as a method to manage chain slack for lofting over logs etc
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2015, 04:01 AM
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Posted By Ed@Ford
Just sold off my XR400 with a 440 big bore kit,...

Just sold off my XR400 with a 440 big bore kit, and am keeping my CRF250L. Sure, XR electrics are pitiful, the 5 speed is pretty close ratio, and without a huge slow jet (70), externally adjustable...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 04-17-2015, 03:54 AM
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Sticky: Tet
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Posted By Ed@Ford
Thanks...Tried to do some riding thru/around...

Thanks...Tried to do some riding thru/around Michaud way back before TeT, TPAT, and GPS.....was not real sucessful....it was a real maze.
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 04-16-2015, 04:49 PM
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Sticky: Tet
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Posted By Ed@Ford
I'm going thru some old TeT files....I can't find...

I'm going thru some old TeT files....I can't find anything around Ligonier. What was the name on the specific track(s) around Ligonier and Pittsburg? Does it meet up with TwvT around Wheeling?
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2015, 05:08 PM
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Posted By Ed@Ford
Ages ago, guys put boiling water in their plastic...

Ages ago, guys put boiling water in their plastic aftermarket tanks once they are bolted in place. Inflate them with 5ps of air, then let them cool....more volume, and they "firm up" in place. Don't...
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2015, 01:04 PM
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Posted By Ed@Ford
TK: Watching your progress....I've never been...

TK: Watching your progress....I've never been satisfied with any aftermarket tank....even the simple ones with just a petcock, hope you show us a better way...as I'm not excited to hang tanks like...
Forum: Thumpers 04-10-2015, 03:52 AM
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Posted By Ed@Ford
My limited experience with specifying and...

My limited experience with specifying and procuring industrial PLC's tells me they are "armored" to withstand very high levels of RFI (Radio Frequency Interference)...well beyond what "automotive"...
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2015, 04:58 AM
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Posted By Ed@Ford
Lapchik: Your picture with the prop stand stuck...

Lapchik: Your picture with the prop stand stuck in the RH side swing arm bolt hole sparked an idea. There's nothing I hate more than wrestling a bike laying on it's side in the middle of frikkin...
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2015, 04:26 AM
Replies: 9,160
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Posted By Ed@Ford
12V AC horn was my preferred choice when I owned...

12V AC horn was my preferred choice when I owned the bike...found one, it was puny, and I quit looking. option 2 & 3 are less desirable...had a 9v bicycle horn that was very loud, but mounting...
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2015, 01:15 PM
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Posted By Ed@Ford
remove seat....unbolt strap

remove seat....unbolt strap
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2015, 10:51 AM
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Posted By Ed@Ford
TEWSTER2: Do you carry all this on the WR250R?

TEWSTER2: Do you carry all this on the WR250R?
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2015, 07:56 AM
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Posted By Ed@Ford
oops! multiplied by .746 when I shoulda divided...

oops! multiplied by .746 when I shoulda divided by it
Forum: Thumpers 04-05-2015, 05:21 AM
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Posted By Ed@Ford
Just for general information, 35kw is 26...

Just for general information, 35kw is 26 horsepower. To achieve such ratings, in the past, manufacturers have installed very small carburetors, throttle stops, or restrictor plates upstream or...
Forum: Thumpers 04-05-2015, 05:15 AM
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Posted By Ed@Ford
That is a fine bit of kit. I have intiminators...

That is a fine bit of kit. I have intiminators from Cogent in the forks of my KLR650 and they kill a lot of nose dive on stoping. Did you ask what fork hardware he might have for the CRF?
Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2015, 06:37 AM
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Posted By Ed@Ford
NEKKID: Pelican or ?? brand

NEKKID: Pelican or ?? brand
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2015, 07:28 AM
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Posted By Ed@Ford
Craig: Thanks for the perspective of CRF prices...

Craig: Thanks for the perspective of CRF prices in Thailand....and probably considering labor rates there, even $US 4000 is a LOT of money

Dalotel: I'd guess the KLX suspension bits are about as...
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2015, 04:50 AM
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Views: 2,391,545
Posted By Ed@Ford
Since the remote reservoir is SIGNIFICANT...

Since the remote reservoir is SIGNIFICANT additional expense, one would assume the base shock assembly is a premium item with many bells and whistles. Even at this, my shock absorber expertise is at...
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2015, 08:00 PM
Replies: 12,428
Views: 2,391,545
Posted By Ed@Ford
That rear tire(tyre) tie down business is very...

That rear tire(tyre) tie down business is very slick!
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2015, 02:47 PM
Replies: 9,160
Views: 1,924,976
Posted By Ed@Ford
Martini: Thanks...I was worrysome about Doc...

Martini: Thanks...I was worrysome about Doc because he's so involved with this thread. I wish him well. If you are in touch, please let him know in person.

Ed
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 12,428
Views: 2,391,545
Posted By Ed@Ford
Read up on CRF clutches...it has disc or plate in...

Read up on CRF clutches...it has disc or plate in it that makes for a softer engagement.....early on folks were re-doing the clutch pack. Start by going to Rick Ramsey's site...I think he started the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2015, 11:58 AM
Replies: 9,160
Views: 1,924,976
Posted By Ed@Ford
Doc Lewall....PM'd you about the used leaky...

Doc Lewall....PM'd you about the used leaky petcock. Never got a reply. I bought new....problem solved. The old one is yours for the postage (~$6 USPS Priority)

Also....we discussed way back...
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 9,160
Views: 1,924,976
Posted By Ed@Ford
On my '87 and '90 XR250R, and my XR400 I took the...

On my '87 and '90 XR250R, and my XR400 I took the resistor out of the plug that goes on the top of the spark plug, and replaced it with a slug of brass of the same dimensions. It seemed to improve...
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2015, 03:40 AM
Replies: 12,428
Views: 2,391,545
Posted By Ed@Ford
I am far from being a shock guru, and was a bit...

I am far from being a shock guru, and was a bit confused by the racetech site, but a real significant aspect of the remote reservoir is cooling. If you work the daylights out of a shock, the fluids...
Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2015, 06:40 AM
Replies: 12,428
Views: 2,391,545
Posted By Ed@Ford
Watch & LEARN! This gus has his act TOGETHER!...

Watch & LEARN! This gus has his act TOGETHER! Amazing skills, clever tricks!
Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2015, 06:36 AM
Replies: 12,428
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Posted By Ed@Ford
AMEN brother!

AMEN brother!
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