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Forum: Trials 05-20-2015, 10:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,876
Posted By Mr. BigWheel
I have to agree with SRG. Modern is the way to...

I have to agree with SRG. Modern is the way to go.

I ride with my kids all of the time on my Gas Gas 280 Eco. You can have so much fun riding at their pace and you don't need a seat for the level...
Forum: Racing 05-04-2015, 04:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,308
Posted By Mr. BigWheel
Long periods make anyone crazy. And that whole...

Long periods make anyone crazy. And that whole thing about "I have a headache" or "I just had my hair done, not tonight" or "I'm not in the mood" would drive anyone crazy.

Or are we not talking...
Forum: Racing 04-22-2015, 11:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,308
Posted By Mr. BigWheel
That may be an overestimation in this case...

That may be an overestimation in this case...
Forum: Racing 04-09-2015, 08:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,308
Posted By Mr. BigWheel
Oddly, it's because 30 is an integer congruent...

Oddly, it's because 30 is an integer congruent number and 32 is not.

It's the cruel politics of mathematics.
Forum: Racing 04-09-2015, 03:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,308
Posted By Mr. BigWheel
Endurocross is for sissies

Real men ride TrialsCross. Really old men. Decrepit old men.

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Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2015, 03:28 AM
Replies: 4,136
Views: 693,208
Posted By Mr. BigWheel
Doink, Thanks for the kind words. Cliff and...

Doink,

Thanks for the kind words. Cliff and I have been out of the saddle for some time due to extenuating circumstances.

That should all change on Sunday. I'm headed to Odessa, WA to take...
Forum: Photos 04-07-2015, 09:13 PM
Replies: 4,197
Views: 880,313
Posted By Mr. BigWheel
Question Endurocross is for sissies - Enduro Alaska

The latest installment of the mindless Enduro Alaska series:

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Thanks...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-14-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,225
Posted By Mr. BigWheel
Thanks for watching everyone. RainRider45, ...

Thanks for watching everyone.

RainRider45,

If you have to quit any of your activities due to your medical condition, I would suggest you stop sneezing. And coughing.

You need to be able to...
Forum: Thumpers 11-22-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 4,136
Views: 693,208
Posted By Mr. BigWheel
kchappel1, Welcome aboard. Another source of...

kchappel1,

Welcome aboard. Another source of information is the Google Group:

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/YAMAHABIGWHEELS/info


There is a lot of wisdom and experience at either of...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-19-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,804
Posted By Mr. BigWheel
I may have spoken too soon. The carb ran great...

I may have spoken too soon. The carb ran great when I set the fuel level at 3mm above the flange between the float bowl and the carb body. Then I attempted a plug chop and the bike ran horribly at...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-19-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,225
Posted By Mr. BigWheel
http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h388/MisterBig...

http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h388/MisterBigWheel/IMG_2304_zps34c5d4cc.jpg (http://s1107.photobucket.com/user/MisterBigWheel/media/IMG_2304_zps34c5d4cc.jpg.html)

Fat tires aren't just for...
Forum: Thumpers 11-18-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,644
Posted By Mr. BigWheel
I may be slightly biased, but I think that is...

I may be slightly biased, but I think that is TOTALLY AWESOME.

Just out of curiosity, why didn't you start with a BW350 swingarm that already has a single-shock set up?
Forum: Thumpers 11-18-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 4,136
Views: 693,208
Posted By Mr. BigWheel
Since we seem to be purveyors of all things...

Since we seem to be purveyors of all things related to fat-tires, I wanted to share this picture of a neighbor of mine who was trying to ride this unicycle that he fabricated:
...
Forum: Photos 11-18-2014, 12:17 AM
Replies: 4,197
Views: 880,313
Posted By Mr. BigWheel
Question Tested to destruction - Enduro Alaska rides the 2104 Husky TE300

Destruction is a subjective term. So is marital bliss.

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Forum: Old's Cool 11-17-2014, 11:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,804
Posted By Mr. BigWheel
cedric, I'll get you the dimensions for the...

cedric,

I'll get you the dimensions for the carb. After a long search, this was one of the few carbs that would work with the stock engine-side manifold and the stock airbox on the BW350.

I...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-12-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,225
Posted By Mr. BigWheel
Thanks for watching everyone. Osadabwa, ...

Thanks for watching everyone.

Osadabwa,

Please accept my apologies for wasting your time on the web. I know that you have a choice in youtube viewing and thank you for choosing Enduro Alaska...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-09-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,804
Posted By Mr. BigWheel
Thanks for the replies guys. Sorry about the my...

Thanks for the replies guys. Sorry about the my slow response; I got sent out of the country for work for the week.

Before I left, I tried a few experiments with no success in eliminating the...
Forum: Thumpers 11-06-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 4,136
Views: 693,208
Posted By Mr. BigWheel
Bill, How is your Raptor 350 carb conversion...

Bill,

How is your Raptor 350 carb conversion going? I have mine installed, but it cuts out at WOT. Everywhere else, it runs great. The cutting out at full throttle makes my plug chops seem...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-05-2014, 10:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,804
Posted By Mr. BigWheel
CV carb on a BigWheel 350 - in need of advice

I know. Most people will have at one least question that begins with "Why on earth...?" So, I'll just skip to the technical question, since most of my answers would seem really stupid to someone who...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-05-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,225
Posted By Mr. BigWheel
Destroyed in a day - Enduro Alaska tests the 2014 Husky TE300

Well, one day might be a bit of hyperbole, but any bike that falls into H6llyw67d Madison's possession is surely faced with an untimely end.

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Forum: Thumpers 11-01-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 4,136
Views: 693,208
Posted By Mr. BigWheel
Cliff is the official Know-it-all of the K&N...

Cliff is the official Know-it-all of the K&N filter situation. I remember that he was talking about it once, but all I heard was a bunch of clicking and humming noises.

That happens to me a lot....
Forum: Thumpers 11-01-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 4,136
Views: 693,208
Posted By Mr. BigWheel
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdQasfI8gak ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdQasfI8gak

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Forum: Thumpers 10-07-2014, 12:24 AM
Replies: 4,136
Views: 693,208
Posted By Mr. BigWheel
Say it ain't so Rob. Say it ain't so...

Say it ain't so Rob. Say it ain't so...
Forum: Thumpers 09-22-2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 4,136
Views: 693,208
Posted By Mr. BigWheel
[QUOTE=zimflux;25126993]Hi all, New to me...

[QUOTE=zimflux;25126993]Hi all,

New to me bike and going through the maintenance procedures... Adjusted my valves to the service manual spec on my 85' BW200 and now I am blessed with some very...
Forum: Thumpers 09-21-2014, 12:49 AM
Replies: 4,136
Views: 693,208
Posted By Mr. BigWheel
How do you think those doctors get so rich? It's...

How do you think those doctors get so rich? It's not all from overcharging their clients.

I do love that bike though. Like PSC said, Im glad it's not near me.
...
Forum: Thumpers 09-20-2014, 01:00 AM
Replies: 4,136
Views: 693,208
Posted By Mr. BigWheel
How far back did you make it? Is Jim Creek fairly...

How far back did you make it? Is Jim Creek fairly low to cross?

We need to have a massive BW assault on the glacier before the snow flies.
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 4,136
Views: 693,208
Posted By Mr. BigWheel
scoyne, The parts numbers for the '85 and...

scoyne,

The parts numbers for the '85 and '86 200 are identical for the cylinder and cylinder head. In fact, if there had been a 2014 BW200, I would guess that the parts would still have the same...
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 4,136
Views: 693,208
Posted By Mr. BigWheel
DMOBill, I'm working on the same...

DMOBill,

I'm working on the same installation of the Raptor 350 carb. Cliff and I did a few short test runs last week and the results were encouraging. There is a slight stumble when transitioning...
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 4,136
Views: 693,208
Posted By Mr. BigWheel
Indeed, you are right. The two drink minimum...

Indeed, you are right. The two drink minimum policy of this site really screws me up sometimes.

As far as differences between the ES and non-ES models, I know the biggest items are the frames and...
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 4,136
Views: 693,208
Posted By Mr. BigWheel
zimflux, Manuals can be found on eBay too in...

zimflux,

Manuals can be found on eBay too in electronic form.
...
Forum: Thumpers 09-04-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 4,136
Views: 693,208
Posted By Mr. BigWheel
This is one of the recent videos by the...

This is one of the recent videos by the IceDevice, another Alaskan with fat-tire issues:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?list=UUU0mwDvu6bNzrmExdopk99Q&v=FJ15XMOfM80#t=82

<iframe width="853"...
Forum: Thumpers 09-03-2014, 05:42 AM
Replies: 4,136
Views: 693,208
Posted By Mr. BigWheel
h0zzer, I believe that those forks are from...

h0zzer,

I believe that those forks are from an '85 or '86 ATC250R. They are good forks and are much easier(and cheaper) to replace than Tri Z forks. Apparently, there were a lot more Hondas built...
Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 4,136
Views: 693,208
Posted By Mr. BigWheel
Jeepin, Sixpepper has a video of his...

Jeepin,

Sixpepper has a video of his installation:

http://sixpepper.smugmug.com/Bw/i-j2zB2N8/0/L/MOV06642-L.jpg

http://sixpepper.smugmug.com/Bw/i-j2zB2N8/0/L/MOV06642-L.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 4,136
Views: 693,208
Posted By Mr. BigWheel
Dbl07, Congratulations on the purchase. It...

Dbl07,

Congratulations on the purchase. It should be a fantastic machine for the dunes.

I have used a TW shock on a 350. The external dimensions are the same but the parts numbers are...
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 4,136
Views: 693,208
Posted By Mr. BigWheel
After seeing everyone's fat cat posed atop their...

After seeing everyone's fat cat posed atop their BigWheel, I wanted to do the same. However, my fat cat was not interested and has too many pointy ends for me to try to press the subject with him.
...
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 4,136
Views: 693,208
Posted By Mr. BigWheel
I think those tires would have awesome traction...

I think those tires would have awesome traction everywhere but in the mud. They look like trials tires for a BW. The misgivings that I have with the tires with low ply counts is from having the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-10-2014, 11:29 PM
Replies: 4,136
Views: 693,208
Posted By Mr. BigWheel
nhyrum, The Yahoo Groups forum has been...

nhyrum,

The Yahoo Groups forum has been around ever since Al Gore invented the interet. It is a very valuable resource for BWs. Almost anything that you are thinking about has been contemplated by...
Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2014, 01:06 AM
Replies: 4,136
Views: 693,208
Posted By Mr. BigWheel
sgtkarbo, Tire questions are the second most...

sgtkarbo,

Tire questions are the second most popular BW questions, right behind "Why do females look at me like I'm some kind of freak when I pass by on my BigWheel?"

The original BW tires are...
Forum: Trials 08-07-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,457
Posted By Mr. BigWheel
I ran into the same problem when I was...

I ran into the same problem when I was considering buying an Econo two seasons ago: there is not much good information about them. We bought two 280s from Lewisport and had them shipped up north....
Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2014, 11:25 PM
Replies: 4,136
Views: 693,208
Posted By Mr. BigWheel
The aluminum PW80 kick starter on PWonly.com is...

The aluminum PW80 kick starter on PWonly.com is $32.99. It is so light that it has to count as a high performance part:
...
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