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Forum: Equipment 01-20-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,055
Posted By DaymienRules
The trick is to keep the sewing machine in the...

The trick is to keep the sewing machine in the garage, then it can be considered a tool. Once it goes into a "craft room" all hope is lost. This heated gear project was actually the first time I had...
Forum: Equipment 01-19-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,055
Posted By DaymienRules
The zig zag machine stitch is the superior way...

The zig zag machine stitch is the superior way go, I've found. If you're looking to improve a bit more on it, I've found that using one of these two sewing machine feet works quite well at guiding...
Forum: Equipment 10-29-2013, 07:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,329
Posted By DaymienRules
+1 for dab of silicone in the middle of the clip....

+1 for dab of silicone in the middle of the clip. Its an issue common to all brands of chains, not just this one in particular.
Forum: Thumpers 10-24-2013, 08:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,009
Posted By DaymienRules
having ridden both back to back, the gs is a much...

having ridden both back to back, the gs is a much easier bike for beginners to start riding on. Its low, comfortable, fairly powerful but not intimidating, and smooth. The WRR engine characteristics...
Forum: Thumpers 10-22-2013, 06:11 PM
Replies: 41,300
Views: 7,703,846
Posted By DaymienRules
Have you actually ridden with the tank panniers...

Have you actually ridden with the tank panniers loaded up? I tried them and it was a pretty awful failure. Velcro adhesive proved insufficient, bags started moving around, then beating me in the...
Forum: Thumpers 10-21-2013, 09:36 PM
Replies: 41,300
Views: 7,703,846
Posted By DaymienRules
with the mt43 I run a 14/47 street and, 13/47...

with the mt43 I run a 14/47 street and, 13/47 strictly off road. I think the 14/48 will be pretty close to stock gears/tires, but with the additional tire weight of the mt43.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 10-21-2013, 11:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,791
Posted By DaymienRules
I bought a used one a few months ago. If there...

I bought a used one a few months ago. If there was a 1yr free service deal then I would have bought new, but there wasn't. FWIW when you sign up for your 1yr service, google for a recent discount...
Forum: Equipment 10-20-2013, 03:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 511
Posted By DaymienRules
I'd really be surprised if its anything beyond...

I'd really be surprised if its anything beyond the equivalent of 3m scotchgard spray, about $5 a can.
Forum: Thumpers 10-09-2013, 08:08 PM
Replies: 41,300
Views: 7,703,846
Posted By DaymienRules
I've a paddle on mine and played a few days at...

I've a paddle on mine and played a few days at pismo. It's certainly not ideal, but it will work. I'd recommend a 50-52t rear sprocket, sliding the forks as low as you can get them in the triple...
Forum: Thumpers 10-07-2013, 02:22 PM
Replies: 41,300
Views: 7,703,846
Posted By DaymienRules
you're using bar clamps for the inner mounts,...

you're using bar clamps for the inner mounts, which you can move around and reposition to make them an ideal fit. For installations with triple clamp mounts, where the inboard bolt is in one place...
Forum: Thumpers 10-06-2013, 06:38 PM
Replies: 41,300
Views: 7,703,846
Posted By DaymienRules
In a hard enough hit, the guards will bend before...

In a hard enough hit, the guards will bend before breaking stuff. It happened to me a few weeks ago, handguard bent far enough that it got into the brake lever and bent it too. It was a direct hit...
Forum: Thumpers 10-06-2013, 10:44 AM
Replies: 41,300
Views: 7,703,846
Posted By DaymienRules
That was the problem with clamp on mounts. I...

That was the problem with clamp on mounts. I could never get the tight enough to stay in place when the bike hit the dirt. Thats why I went to triple clamp mounts, with zero adjustability. The last...
Forum: Equipment 10-05-2013, 09:30 PM
Replies: 338
Views: 68,075
Posted By DaymienRules
I ran into trouble using clothing items with too...

I ran into trouble using clothing items with too much stretch. Jacket would stretch, hearing wires would not, then form a break. Just ,make sure to route the wiring pattern to adjust for this,...
Forum: Thumpers 10-05-2013, 02:01 PM
Replies: 41,300
Views: 7,703,846
Posted By DaymienRules
I really like the triple clamp mounts, I won't go...

I really like the triple clamp mounts, I won't go back to bar clamps again. The HDB setup looks like a nice unit, it jus didn't make sense unless you're buying bars/guards/clamps all at one. Fwiw, my...
Forum: Thumpers 10-05-2013, 01:36 PM
Replies: 41,300
Views: 7,703,846
Posted By DaymienRules
I don't see how 95% of the guards out there would...

I don't see how 95% of the guards out there would mount without some bending. Look at the differences in rise and sweep of the various handlebar bends, there is no way a single shape of hand guard...
Forum: Thumpers 10-04-2013, 07:15 PM
Replies: 41,300
Views: 7,703,846
Posted By DaymienRules
Handguards, skidplate, and larger fuel tank are...

Handguards, skidplate, and larger fuel tank are probably the most popular mods. Beyond that it really depends how you intend to use the bike.
Forum: Thumpers 10-04-2013, 04:36 PM
Replies: 41,300
Views: 7,703,846
Posted By DaymienRules
funny part is that I rarely notice any suspension...

funny part is that I rarely notice any suspension shortcomings riding up here on the tight, slow woods trails. It's the few times a year I take the bike back down to the whooped out so cal desert...
Forum: Thumpers 10-04-2013, 03:24 PM
Replies: 41,300
Views: 7,703,846
Posted By DaymienRules
2.5W? I was planning to first try out a 7.5W to...

2.5W? I was planning to first try out a 7.5W to see if it gives me the additional compression I'm looking for. Right now the comp clicker is set to max and it still blows thru the stroke for low and...
Forum: Thumpers 10-04-2013, 01:16 PM
Replies: 41,300
Views: 7,703,846
Posted By DaymienRules
It baffles me how they would redesign the forks...

It baffles me how they would redesign the forks to be inferior, when R&D and tooling investments have already produced an off-the-shelf fork that would work better. Especially considering all of the...
Forum: Thumpers 10-04-2013, 10:48 AM
Replies: 41,300
Views: 7,703,846
Posted By DaymienRules
I'm just starting to play with this stuff, and...

I'm just starting to play with this stuff, and haven't taken much apart just yet. That said, is it possible to swap the BV from one set of kyb 46mm forks to another? Can I take the whole...
Forum: Equipment 10-03-2013, 12:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,203
Posted By DaymienRules
I have to ask, what type of injury are you trying...

I have to ask, what type of injury are you trying to prevent with this? It seems to me that this armor is placed to prevent damage from something smacking you in the ankle while wearing a standard...
Forum: Equipment 10-01-2013, 02:42 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 56,431
Posted By DaymienRules
I was going to use the SNELL-approved helmet...

I was going to use the SNELL-approved helmet tape, but man that stuff is expensive and nearly impossible to find, so I went with the cheaper DOT-approved stuff. Or, if you feel like risking it, I...
Forum: Equipment 10-01-2013, 11:02 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 56,431
Posted By DaymienRules
remove cheek pads, wrap tape around the the pads...

remove cheek pads, wrap tape around the the pads where the glasses cross over to your ear, re-install. I gave me just enough room to make sunglasses comfortable for the summer.
Forum: Equipment 10-01-2013, 10:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,001
Posted By DaymienRules
I can't get on board with this shark helmet, for...

I can't get on board with this shark helmet, for two reasons;
1) it sounds like you either get to use goggles and visor, or screen and no visor. I get that you're essentially buying a carbon street...
Forum: The Garage 09-28-2013, 11:09 PM
Replies: 789
Views: 131,744
Posted By DaymienRules
The internal battery is a std 9v. Sometimes I use...

The internal battery is a std 9v. Sometimes I use the free coupon just for the battery and throw the tester out. I only need so many of them.

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Forum: Thumpers 09-26-2013, 11:15 AM
Replies: 41,300
Views: 7,703,846
Posted By DaymienRules
pm sent

pm sent
Forum: Thumpers 09-20-2013, 10:28 PM
Replies: 41,300
Views: 7,703,846
Posted By DaymienRules
did you get the correct triple clamp mounts? they...

did you get the correct triple clamp mounts? they make 2 versions.
Forum: Thumpers 09-20-2013, 11:31 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,138
Posted By DaymienRules
If you want to ride a WR250r like a dirt bike,...

If you want to ride a WR250r like a dirt bike, then absolutely plan on suspension mods. Stock suspension is super cushy at slow speeds, it's really comfortable. Trying to ride a pace you're probably...
Forum: Thumpers 09-19-2013, 12:14 AM
Replies: 41,300
Views: 7,703,846
Posted By DaymienRules
Valid points on cost. I had the rotopax mounted...

Valid points on cost. I had the rotopax mounted on he back before I bought the ims. It worked, it was inexpensive, but i still ended up buying a bigger tank anyway. everything but a replacement tank...
Forum: Equipment 09-18-2013, 10:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 950
Posted By DaymienRules
I can't tell you if it's brilliant or not, but I...

I can't tell you if it's brilliant or not, but I can tell you I' sure like to see it going down the highway. Loading would probably be much easier finding a commercial loading dock after-hours

I...
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2013, 10:24 PM
Replies: 41,300
Views: 7,703,846
Posted By DaymienRules
I've never found pouring the rotopax into the...

I've never found pouring the rotopax into the tank to be a real issue. It's not like I the bike runs out of fuel before I need a break. The rotopax does, however, allow you to choose the size tank...
Forum: Equipment 09-17-2013, 06:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 765
Posted By DaymienRules
My best advice is to take your helmet into a...

My best advice is to take your helmet into a shop, and find goggles that fit. There is quite a bit of difference in frame sizing among brands/styles. Of the 5 or so pair of goggles I use on my dirt...
Forum: Equipment 09-17-2013, 06:44 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,729
Posted By DaymienRules
Surprisingly, these have turned out to be some of...

Surprisingly, these have turned out to be some of the best I've found on the bike. I've got probably 10 pairs of "athletic" type under armor in different brands and cuts. Fit well, long enough to...
Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2013, 10:52 AM
Replies: 41,300
Views: 7,703,846
Posted By DaymienRules
Having the wrr and a 400sm in the garage right...

Having the wrr and a 400sm in the garage right now, I'm a little jealous of the drz's additional power. The torque at about 1/3 throttle means you can roll on accelerate when the wrr requires a...
Forum: Thumpers 08-13-2013, 12:43 PM
Replies: 41,300
Views: 7,703,846
Posted By DaymienRules
That was an over the top ride for sure. Not me...

That was an over the top ride for sure. Not me with the broken light, I escaped without damage, though my factory toolkit was sacrificed to the trail gods somewhere out there. I noted you pass by as...
Forum: Thumpers 08-13-2013, 12:16 PM
Replies: 41,300
Views: 7,703,846
Posted By DaymienRules
That bike looks familiar. Did I see you come...

That bike looks familiar. Did I see you come through the B loop on Saturday's Loose Screw ride?
Forum: Thumpers 07-26-2013, 08:07 AM
Replies: 41,300
Views: 7,703,846
Posted By DaymienRules
Adapter, cheap and simple. Just wire it through a...

Adapter, cheap and simple. Just wire it through a basic fuse before the battery, or do it the better way and add a relay to cut full-time power.
...
Forum: Equipment 07-25-2013, 12:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,106
Posted By DaymienRules
^ this,though the occasional set of tires does...

^ this,though the occasional set of tires does get some weird looks. If you have a regular ups guy that delivers to your office, be a nice guy and talk to him. If he knows who you are, he'll probably...
Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2013, 12:17 AM
Replies: 41,300
Views: 7,703,846
Posted By DaymienRules
I kind of confused why so many of you guys seem...

I kind of confused why so many of you guys seem to want to install bar risers. If you're tall, then cool, its probably the way to go. But on bike with lowering links or cut seats, like I've seen...
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2013, 07:36 PM
Replies: 41,300
Views: 7,703,846
Posted By DaymienRules
I've gotten so used to the convenient handle the...

I've gotten so used to the convenient handle the TCI rack provides, I get frustrated reaching for it on other bikes and grabbing only air. Great rack for carrying a LOT of stuff, though it has caught...
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