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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-15-2015, 10:23 PM
Replies: 7,747
Views: 437,672
Posted By Onederer
Before anyone gets sucked into this thread, there...

Before anyone gets sucked into this thread, there are a couple things they should know.

Several of the regulars here who act like cyclist would be referred to as Spandex Warriors by many bicycle...
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2015, 09:47 PM
Replies: 14,209
Views: 1,514,620
Posted By Onederer
It's a personal preference, but anyone retains...

It's a personal preference, but anyone retains the right to poke at it. That's part of our freedoms, although some people think it should be illegal to have an opinion (not you).

My first...
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2015, 04:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 944
Posted By Onederer
Try this: Don't touch anything other than...

Try this:

Don't touch anything other than to make sure the fuel is on.

Lean the bike all the way to the side, either side, and pick it right back up.

Look for fuel coming from the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2015, 12:55 PM
Replies: 14,209
Views: 1,514,620
Posted By Onederer
It was in the banana belt of Idaho. For...

It was in the banana belt of Idaho.

For anyone who hasn't ever been to Idaho, much less ridden on any of the public lands and trails, I highly suggest giving Idaho a visit. It has surpassed my...
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2015, 12:44 PM
Replies: 14,209
Views: 1,514,620
Posted By Onederer
Do you know of anyone who was stopped by the...

Do you know of anyone who was stopped by the police and asked the redundant question of if they how fast their engine was turning? How about anyone getting a ticket for too many RPM's in first gear?...
Forum: Thumpers 03-11-2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 14,209
Views: 1,514,620
Posted By Onederer
A couple more pictures

http://i676.photobucket.com/albums/vv126/KryptoMite/Jan_2015%204.jpg

http://i676.photobucket.com/albums/vv126/KryptoMite/Jan_2015%206.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 03-11-2015, 07:20 PM
Replies: 14,209
Views: 1,514,620
Posted By Onederer
Nothing good to add, but I have some pictures,...

Nothing good to add, but I have some pictures, pictures of a rider enjoying the 30+ year old Honda.

http://i676.photobucket.com/albums/vv126/KryptoMite/ToanaRoad8.jpg?




...
Forum: Thumpers 03-11-2015, 05:55 PM
Replies: 14,209
Views: 1,514,620
Posted By Onederer
Exactly how much use is a digital bar tach when...

Exactly how much use is a digital bar tach when riding off road at high speeds?
Forum: Thumpers 03-11-2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 929
Posted By Onederer
There is just a resistor or capacitor inside of...

There is just a resistor or capacitor inside of it. It's an inexpensive and common electrical device in a fancy package, sold for a high profit, which is a marketing tactic that has been used over...
Forum: Thumpers 03-11-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 61,038
Posted By Onederer
How much thought has been given to the tires? ...

How much thought has been given to the tires?

There can be several pounds of difference between similar tires.
Forum: Thumpers 03-09-2015, 07:16 PM
Replies: 14,209
Views: 1,514,620
Posted By Onederer
I turned my camera on without a memory card in it...

I turned my camera on without a memory card in it and found a few pictures were on internal memory that I didn't know were there.

This one was last year sometime and depicts the standard...
Forum: Thumpers 03-07-2015, 06:46 AM
Replies: 82,645
Views: 9,317,198
Posted By Onederer
That's the fanciest keg tapping machine I've ever...

That's the fanciest keg tapping machine I've ever seen.
Forum: Thumpers 03-07-2015, 06:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 611
Posted By Onederer
If a person is not racing, then what's the...

If a person is not racing, then what's the attraction to a Mousse? High cost and often difficult tire changes would seem to negate any advantage for a recreational rider.

When I really think...
Forum: The Garage 02-22-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,051
Posted By Onederer
It works on metric and inch fasteners, so maybe...

It works on metric and inch fasteners, so maybe it's the tool to have in a 1970-1980 American automobile glove box.
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 6,265
Posted By Onederer
I just bought a 4-500cc thumper. Does...

I just bought a 4-500cc thumper.

Does anyone know where I can get a big bore kit?
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2015, 08:51 PM
Replies: 82,645
Views: 9,317,198
Posted By Onederer
What air pressure did you use? Do you have rim...

What air pressure did you use? Do you have rim locks?
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 61,038
Posted By Onederer
While building an aluminum frame for the XR is...

While building an aluminum frame for the XR is commendable, without forged and hydro formed parts, the reality is that it's very likely going to weigh more than the stock steel frame and not have any...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-20-2015, 07:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,509
Posted By Onederer
Have you even heard of a Suzuki RV125?...

Have you even heard of a Suzuki RV125? http://www.suzukicycles.org/RV-series/index.html?RV125.shtml~isoraami

Light weight two-cycle engine, dual range transmission, wide tires, street legal and...
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 489
Posted By Onederer
Depends on the terrain you ride. Gravel,...

Depends on the terrain you ride.

Gravel, dirt, fire roads? Those should be fine as stock, even at speed.

Actual trails and rough terrain? You're going to want so suspension work.

...
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2015, 07:12 PM
Replies: 14,209
Views: 1,514,620
Posted By Onederer
How much was that; thickness? I ask...

How much was that; thickness?

I ask because it would be good to know compared to how much it changes camshaft timing if using a stock thickness head gasket.

On overhead camshaft engines,...
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 455
Posted By Onederer
Just a couple more things for reference: ...

Just a couple more things for reference:

http://www.bikebandit.com/oem-parts/1987-honda-xl250r/o/m2997#sch7688

http://www.bikebandit.com/oem-parts/1983-honda-xl200r/o/m2992#sch19951
...
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 455
Posted By Onederer
You mean like this?...

You mean like this? http://m.ebay.com/itm/281577879902?_mwBanner=1

Of course with even more internet search wizardry I found this: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=263871

Several...
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 455
Posted By Onederer
The OP has an '87, and your '82 are likely very...

The OP has an '87, and your '82 are likely very different systems.

The '87 headlight should not even be on the same circuit as the DC system and to meet DOT specs for '87, would have to be closer...
Forum: Thumpers 02-17-2015, 07:35 PM
Replies: 82,645
Views: 9,317,198
Posted By Onederer
The gaskets sets with paper rocker/head cover...

The gaskets sets with paper rocker/head cover gaskets are without a single doubt, to be avoided.

Myself, I won't use anything buy OEM, on anything. I done a rebuild on an ATV one time an had...
Forum: Thumpers 02-17-2015, 07:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 455
Posted By Onederer
It is there for the street legal bits, but...

It is there for the street legal bits, but without it, the system will fry. Mainly the reg/rect will fry. That's double so if you remove the tail light and other power consumers that are always on...
Forum: Thumpers 02-16-2015, 08:59 PM
Replies: 11,328
Views: 1,675,480
Posted By Onederer
Ugh. How did the knobby tire on a...

Ugh.

How did the knobby tire on a lowrider with no rear suspension, ever take hold?

Oh, it's got the great USD forks though, even though they've been neutered.

Anyway; gag.
Forum: Vendors 02-16-2015, 08:25 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 116,290
Posted By Onederer
Look at a XR650L owners manual. In the...

Look at a XR650L owners manual. In the maintenance section, it specifies oil and filter change intervals. The filter is supposed to be changed every other oil change, as specified by Honda. That...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-15-2015, 06:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,741
Posted By Onederer
Street tires are much more capable than many...

Street tires are much more capable than many riders might realize. Muddy and sandy condition really cause a problem for street tires, but other than that, street tires are very capable off road....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-15-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,741
Posted By Onederer
http://i676.photobucket.com/albums/vv126/KryptoMit...

http://i676.photobucket.com/albums/vv126/KryptoMite/ToanaRoad8.jpg

Yes, the above is technically called a road, but it isn't much of one and that section was one of the few good ones, the rest...
Forum: Thumpers 02-15-2015, 01:13 PM
Replies: 14,209
Views: 1,514,620
Posted By Onederer
I doubt it, but an enthusiast could maybe break...

I doubt it, but an enthusiast could maybe break even and gain admiration of the group.

At least there are places that do hardweld regrinds. I wouldn't want anything other than stock though, as...
Forum: Thumpers 02-13-2015, 10:38 PM
Replies: 14,209
Views: 1,514,620
Posted By Onederer
Define worth. Mine has been very...

Define worth.


Mine has been very dependable with typical maintenance and repair for a 30 year old motorcycle. The only repair out of the ordinary is a broken cam chain guide which was found...
Forum: Thumpers 02-13-2015, 10:13 PM
Replies: 14,209
Views: 1,514,620
Posted By Onederer
At least you didn't try to notch the frame, like...

At least you didn't try to notch the frame, like some other person, who found out there is oil that far back from the steering neck.

Advancements are always made and the later XR600R and XR650L...
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 14,209
Views: 1,514,620
Posted By Onederer
So, you butchered the carbs by cutting threads...

So, you butchered the carbs by cutting threads into the bodies instead of just replacing the O-rings or the crossover if it was cracked, then you done a hack job of resealing the head covers because...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-11-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 7,073
Views: 1,169,390
Posted By Onederer
2016 model.

2016 model.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-11-2015, 06:41 PM
Replies: 7,073
Views: 1,169,390
Posted By Onederer
Who sells a fuel programmer for the TA? I...

Who sells a fuel programmer for the TA?

I heard the FI is lean from the factory and I don't want my new bike to melt down.


Who makes a Dakar style fairing with a larger windscreen for the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-08-2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,660
Posted By Onederer
Good lord. Guess I should look at that...

Good lord.

Guess I should look at that more often.
Forum: Thumpers 02-08-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 617
Posted By Onederer
It isn't uncommon to find different year model...

It isn't uncommon to find different year model cylinder heads on the XL's.

I thought there is a plug above the rear, center head bolt that had an O-ring on it. Maybe just the early heads too....
Forum: Thumpers 02-08-2015, 08:38 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,660
Posted By Onederer
I bought a bike that the front shoes had...

I bought a bike that the front shoes had delaminated while the owner was riding it. He was wronged.

I've had rear shoes delaminate while riding.

If you don't know what happens when a shoe...
Forum: Thumpers 02-07-2015, 07:22 PM
Replies: 82,645
Views: 9,317,198
Posted By Onederer
I once had a similar set-up. I've broken levers...

I once had a similar set-up. I've broken levers in a crash before too, without guards. I also had a slow speed drop that caught my hand under the aluminum bar. It took me a long time to get over...
Forum: Thumpers 02-07-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 14,209
Views: 1,514,620
Posted By Onederer
The Radio Shack LEDs worked for you too. They are...

The Radio Shack LEDs worked for you too. They are small, clean, and easy to install. It looks good.

I don't know if they have a blue LED (I didn't find one when I went there either), but the...
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