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Forum: Thumpers 10-13-2012, 10:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,668
Posted By skatetokil
Honestly the weights for dirt bikes aren't bad,...

Honestly the weights for dirt bikes aren't bad, I'm more blown away by what passes for a sportbike these days.

My next big build is likely to be an ultralight canyon carver, probably based on a...
Forum: Europe 05-26-2012, 07:29 AM
Replies: 566
Views: 74,652
Posted By skatetokil
Hey all, I'm in turkey for a few weeks visiting...

Hey all, I'm in turkey for a few weeks visiting my girlfriend and hoping to rent a bike and take a ride out from Istanbul. If anybody knows of a place that's cheaper than 70 euros a day, has a...
Forum: Road warriors 05-22-2012, 01:24 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 14,562
Posted By skatetokil
Bump for an update?

Bump for an update?
Forum: Road warriors 03-21-2012, 01:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,948
Posted By skatetokil
Ok so everybody wants a 2 stroke direct injection...

Ok so everybody wants a 2 stroke direct injection motorcycle but nobody will build one... Anybody have any ideas for how to prototype one of these puppies?

Did some back of the napkin math and...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-24-2012, 08:16 AM
Replies: 5,921
Views: 279,208
Posted By skatetokil
Thanks bud! I owe you a beverage. --- ...

Thanks bud! I owe you a beverage.


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I am here: http://tapatalk.com/map.php?qddolc
Forum: Old's Cool 02-19-2012, 06:48 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 26,317
Posted By skatetokil
Cool2 Awesome rebuild. I just obtained an 84 for $280...

Awesome rebuild. I just obtained an 84 for $280 that I'm planning to put back on the road and this thread is getting me excited. Cosmetically my bike is pretty ratty but its complete and fairly low...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-11-2012, 12:11 AM
Replies: 5,921
Views: 279,208
Posted By skatetokil
Love to snag that helmet if you still have it. ...

Love to snag that helmet if you still have it. Gotta be better than my current loaner which is at least that old and was a piece of junk to begin with. Where are you in dc? Shoot me a pm?
Forum: Thumpers 11-14-2011, 01:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 695
Posted By skatetokil
I tried some out on a bike a couple years back...

I tried some out on a bike a couple years back and for what it's worth they seemed like quality tires. I'm thinking about some of their trials tires for my gs450 scrambler thing, hopefully they will...
Forum: Thumpers 11-10-2011, 10:48 AM
Replies: 1,701
Views: 422,568
Posted By skatetokil
Why is is that all the Jap manufacturers feel the...

Why is is that all the Jap manufacturers feel the need to weigh down their MX bikes for on road use? Any moron with an ebay account could dualsport a factory MX bike with less than 25lbs of added...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-07-2011, 06:18 AM
Replies: 1,580
Views: 1,074,367
Posted By skatetokil
I mean, I wouldn't touch a crf450 with a 10ft...

I mean, I wouldn't touch a crf450 with a 10ft pole, but the Yz/wr motor is supposed to be fairly reliable. Street riding is also not the same as racing mx. Those bikes are bouncing off the rev...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-06-2011, 11:08 AM
Replies: 1,580
Views: 1,074,367
Posted By skatetokil
Well the suspension I have in mind would...

Well the suspension I have in mind would definitely allow you to change the rake/trail. For mountain bikes, you can get forks like the RockShox Boxxer Uturn pictured below that allow you to go from...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-05-2011, 11:54 AM
Replies: 1,580
Views: 1,074,367
Posted By skatetokil
I thought this thread was more about creating...

I thought this thread was more about creating Frankenstein adventure bikes out of street bikes? :D[/QUOTE]

Well, I've been spending lots of time lately pleasuring myself to photos of supersingle...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-04-2011, 07:28 AM
Replies: 1,580
Views: 1,074,367
Posted By skatetokil
Coming from the mountain bike world, I have been...

Coming from the mountain bike world, I have been thinking about how to build a fully adjustable moto that can carve twisties in a tuck one minute and bomb singletrack the next. I have an xl600 in...
Forum: Road warriors 06-29-2011, 02:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,961
Posted By skatetokil
If you want to stay in "old bike" territory, look...

If you want to stay in "old bike" territory, look around for a gs450s. Not as top heavy as the cx, great aftermarket support so you can build a real screamer of an engine, quite comfy, nimble, good...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-25-2011, 10:01 AM
Replies: 1,580
Views: 1,074,367
Posted By skatetokil
Looking good. Seeing the full shot, the gsx250...

Looking good. Seeing the full shot, the gsx250 is basically identical to my gs450s but mine has a chopped fender and a high dirt tail now because the original tail was pretty much mangled (also, how...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-18-2011, 07:33 PM
Replies: 1,580
Views: 1,074,367
Posted By skatetokil
That gsx does look great though. Id love to find...

That gsx does look great though. Id love to find a decent 6-8 inch travel fork for my gs to really complete the build but I dont have access to a machine shop so I'm worried mounting it up would be...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-16-2011, 12:13 AM
Replies: 1,580
Views: 1,074,367
Posted By skatetokil
My gs450. To be honest I haven't done much to...

My gs450. To be honest I haven't done much to make it a "dual sport" but it's surprisingly capable off the tarmac. Washboard and gravel roads are cake and I even had it on a bit of singletrack the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-19-2011, 11:05 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 27,770
Posted By skatetokil
Yeah, I have an FZR600 now and I definitely feel...

Yeah, I have an FZR600 now and I definitely feel the need to gear up more on that bike than others I've owned. The bike feels angry and I'm afraid she's going to throw me off.
Forum: The Garage 05-18-2011, 06:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,461
Posted By skatetokil
Grab your socket set and go take down one of...

Grab your socket set and go take down one of those pesky 25 mph speed limit signs. Should be made of nice hard alu.
Forum: Thumpers 05-16-2011, 01:07 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 11,919
Posted By skatetokil
You and me both man.

You and me both man.
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-16-2011, 12:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,548
Posted By skatetokil
Stand up! Elbows out!

Stand up! Elbows out!
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-03-2011, 06:41 PM
Replies: 1,580
Views: 1,074,367
Posted By skatetokil
This thread is wonderful. I just picked up...

This thread is wonderful.

I just picked up a gs450s for $125 and I'm definitely giving it the scrambler/ds treatment.

Probably trials tires, bash guard, ammo cases, and longer rear shocks. ...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-01-2011, 09:35 PM
Replies: 393
Views: 45,200
Posted By skatetokil
Maybe do something with a newer banshee engine? ...

Maybe do something with a newer banshee engine? Do they have manual transmissions?
Forum: Old's Cool 05-01-2011, 07:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,704
Posted By skatetokil
Update: I busted out my tiny wire brush and...

Update:

I busted out my tiny wire brush and had a look at my main jets... Looks like they're stock at 115 despite the aftermarket filter/exhaust.

Going to have to do some swapping I expect.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-01-2011, 03:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,704
Posted By skatetokil
I just picked up a gs450s that I'm trying to get...

I just picked up a gs450s that I'm trying to get running. Cool little bike and I'm thinking about giving it the scrambler treatment as well.

Last time I did pods on a bike was a 454ltd, but I had...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-21-2011, 12:37 AM
Replies: 393
Views: 45,200
Posted By skatetokil
Lots of yami street bikes use an identical 5 pin...

Lots of yami street bikes use an identical 5 pin rr unit. Got one for 30 bucks off eBay to get my fzr600 running.
http://a20792a12a4aba75eadea3

Also good stuff on procycle for a batteryless ac...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-20-2011, 02:15 PM
Replies: 393
Views: 45,200
Posted By skatetokil
Anybody have experience with a 250 2t mx bike...

Anybody have experience with a 250 2t mx bike geared for road? What kind of mileage?

Also did you figure out the electronics? Would be nice to find an alternative to those spendy and...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-19-2011, 12:03 PM
Replies: 393
Views: 45,200
Posted By skatetokil
Awesome bike man. I've been wanting to do...

Awesome bike man.

I've been wanting to do a 2 stroke street tracker for a while but the gas mileage has been scaring me off. I need something that at least does better than my car...

What...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-16-2011, 10:55 AM
Replies: 2,694
Views: 804,645
Posted By skatetokil
I have yet to pay more than $500 for a...

I have yet to pay more than $500 for a motorcycle.

Non running 95 yz125 just sold, great bike.
http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f337/skatetokil/DSC00906.jpg

Non running 87 454ltd, free on...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-06-2011, 09:39 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 33,870
Posted By skatetokil
Spent about 2 weeks working on a yz125 rebuild...

Spent about 2 weeks working on a yz125 rebuild that had run once and died. Turns out I hadn't torqued the flywheel to spec and had sheared my woodruff key and spun it on the crank slightly.
...
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2011, 08:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,213
Posted By skatetokil
Wow, ok. The local market doesn't have much,...

Wow, ok. The local market doesn't have much, only one other KLX250. tricked out low miles and listed at 4200. Been up a while though.

3199 is a crazy deal though. They have any more?
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2011, 06:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,213
Posted By skatetokil
09 KLX250 - What's it worth?

So a buddy is asking me to help him sell a bike and I'm not sure what it's worth. I was guessing around $3500-4000 but he sort of gasped when I threw that out.

It's a 2009 KLX250 with a muzzy...
Forum: Road warriors 12-07-2010, 06:20 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 15,622
Posted By skatetokil
Just rebuilt the carbs on my FZR project last...

Just rebuilt the carbs on my FZR project last week. They're pretty easy to get on and off compared to other bikes I've worked on. Only trouble you're likely to have is siezed cheesehead screws...
Forum: Americas 02-20-2010, 06:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,611
Posted By skatetokil
Last time I took antimalarials I did the Doxy. ...

Last time I took antimalarials I did the Doxy. It was good except you had to take it for a long time after returning and if you don't wash the pills down with food they'll burn holes right through...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-20-2010, 06:22 PM
Replies: 5,921
Views: 279,208
Posted By skatetokil
Hey guys, Bluemont rider checking in. My folks...

Hey guys, Bluemont rider checking in. My folks have a place up off 601 about 3 miles from 7. Love all those dirt roads back there toward Philomont and Trappe Farm. Now I just need to get a plated...
Forum: Asia Pacific 02-20-2010, 02:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 886
Posted By skatetokil
Nepal Logistics

Did a search and didn't come up with anything but maybe I wasn't looking hard enough. Perhaps you can point me to the appropriate resources.

I'm planning a trip to Nepal in April with a...
Forum: Road warriors 02-06-2010, 04:11 PM
Replies: 3,003
Views: 868,743
Posted By skatetokil
Spent 2 weeks with one of these over in Timor...

Spent 2 weeks with one of these over in Timor this fall. Such a fun little bike. Plenty of power for the narrow crappy roads and actually handled pretty well. Wish they'd drop an xr400 motor in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-05-2010, 09:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 10,171
Posted By skatetokil
DH racer here. The trick on a mt bike is that...

DH racer here. The trick on a mt bike is that you end up leaning the bike more than you lean your body. Outside pedal dropped, chin out over the bars, hips cranked around through the corner and...
Forum: Face plant 01-16-2010, 03:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,148
Posted By skatetokil
fairly new rider here, but I have already...

fairly new rider here, but I have already experienced the terror of sand in a corner. was riding down by the coast so i was sort of expecting it, but that back end comes out on you real quick.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-02-2009, 10:58 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 16,401
Posted By skatetokil
Ok, but how do I get my 60lb pointer to ride on...

Ok, but how do I get my 60lb pointer to ride on the back of my yz125?
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