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Forum: 2 smokers 12-12-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 765
Posted By craftsmanracer
New bike! What did i get myself into?

Saw this puppy on craigslist for $600, got it for $500.
http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa280/alex1813/imagejpg4_zps8a7308c8.jpg

2002 husqvarna wr250
Though the more i look at it, the more i...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-29-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,709
Posted By craftsmanracer
Dirtbike nirvana

Being a younger guy in FL (the worst state for riding), I got to thinking.

I currently lack a serious job (self employed), wife, kids, basically anything serious except for my status as a college...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-11-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 10,665
Posted By craftsmanracer
I always flash the "rock on" horns to scooters...

I always flash the "rock on" horns to scooters while on my dr650.

Mostly because i also have a zuma, and i know how big of a deal it is to be acknowledged by a "real" biker.
Their reactions are...
Forum: Thumpers 09-23-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 102,422
Views: 20,059,935
Posted By craftsmanracer
Seals done easy

Anybody ever take the cap off of your fork, tap an m8x1.25 hole, and blow about 120psi into the fork to blow the dust and oil seals out?

I'm never taking my forks apart again! this was sooooo much...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-06-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,851
Posted By craftsmanracer
I put 5,5xx miles on this $10 goodwill bike...

I put 5,5xx miles on this $10 goodwill bike before I was old enough to get my license.

Rode this thing everywhere, did 37mph full out. Lots of fun. Only crashed once....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-21-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,640
Posted By craftsmanracer
I'm just poking fun at them, I actually know one...

I'm just poking fun at them, I actually know one of them and he is a true dummy. Grunting and throwing the weights on the floor while wearing the tattered remnants of a schmedium t shirt. All he ever...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-21-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,640
Posted By craftsmanracer
Yeah I'm on the fence as to whether it is...

Yeah I'm on the fence as to whether it is offensive or not, I cant see it being too bad unless an older chinese/korean/japanese/american ww2 vet sees it.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-20-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,640
Posted By craftsmanracer
I've heard good things about that inclined plane...

I've heard good things about that inclined plane you are talking about, but from my understanding it is considered risky business to drive up one into the back of a truck alone.:lol3

This might...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-20-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,640
Posted By craftsmanracer
I got it out with the help of some muscle dummies...

I got it out with the help of some muscle dummies at the gym in my apartment complex.
Parked it out in front of the building, went in and asked for some strong guys to come and help me out. Three of...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-20-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 30,924
Posted By craftsmanracer
My first street-legal (barely) bike....the...

My first street-legal (barely) bike....the infamous KRAPASAKI
http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa280/alex1813/get-attachment-14.jpg

Bought it for $200, put a clutch in it. Beat the piss out of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-20-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,640
Posted By craftsmanracer
The best way to load a bike solo

Being that I'm ripped like a true skinny-boy, I had to use my brain to figure out how to load my dr up into my lifted truck.

Here is what I came up with.

1500lb comalong, sturdy oak tree.
...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-20-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 57,206
Posted By craftsmanracer
http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa280/alex1813/...

http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa280/alex1813/imagejpg1_zps7ecd46b1.jpg
http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa280/alex1813/imagejpg2_zpsaf65e8c1.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-06-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,842
Posted By craftsmanracer
I found some on my ipod one day.... ...

I found some on my ipod one day....
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/8d/RockYouLikeaHurricane.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 09-23-2013, 07:18 PM
Replies: 102,422
Views: 20,059,935
Posted By craftsmanracer
They are both normal, greyish brown. So I think...

They are both normal, greyish brown. So I think it is fuel for sure.

I drained all the gas out of the tank, dumped it in the truck, and I will be getting new 87 octane tomorrow.

I did use 93...
Forum: Thumpers 09-23-2013, 10:46 AM
Replies: 102,422
Views: 20,059,935
Posted By craftsmanracer
All the interlocks are fine, they have all been...

All the interlocks are fine, they have all been bypassed and the connections are good.

I dont know why I didnt think of this before, but it could be the gas. Ever since I filled up at a racetrac...
Forum: Thumpers 09-22-2013, 04:34 PM
Replies: 102,422
Views: 20,059,935
Posted By craftsmanracer
I had the carburetor off the bike, and cleaned...

I had the carburetor off the bike, and cleaned the whole thing out, which included taking the fuel screw out.

I cleaned the small fuel inlet filter on the carb, and put it back in, because I...
Forum: Thumpers 09-22-2013, 02:21 PM
Replies: 102,422
Views: 20,059,935
Posted By craftsmanracer
So i was riding my '99 dr650 around today, and it...

So i was riding my '99 dr650 around today, and it stalled out a a light. I went to restart it, and it wouldnt start. It acted as if the battery was dead, or it was waaaaay overheated. I pull off to...
Forum: Thumpers 09-21-2013, 10:04 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 382
Posted By craftsmanracer
Dr650 issues

kill this thread, posted my question in dr650 thread
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 09-19-2013, 12:10 AM
Replies: 403
Views: 24,265
Posted By craftsmanracer
Where do yall meet at? Dr650 rider in...

Where do yall meet at?

Dr650 rider in FtMyers, want to see if this is a feasable distance, assuming this isnt an exclusive meetup of course.
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 09-18-2013, 09:12 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 16,879
Posted By craftsmanracer
When's the next ride? I'm in Fort Myers or...

When's the next ride? I'm in Fort Myers or Venice/Englewood depending on my schedule, and I wanna do some riding nearby.

I'm tired of the solo adventuring.
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 09-18-2013, 09:01 PM
Replies: 10,740
Views: 853,728
Posted By craftsmanracer
Yall get to go to Ocala, I'm stuck here in Ft...

Yall get to go to Ocala, I'm stuck here in Ft Myers.

Riding all alone, crying in the woods. :(
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-28-2012, 09:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,273
Posted By craftsmanracer
HAHA nope, just a guy who enjoys not being taken...

HAHA nope, just a guy who enjoys not being taken seriously while stuntin on my scooter.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-27-2012, 09:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,273
Posted By craftsmanracer
I use gold spraypaint, it covers almost every...

I use gold spraypaint, it covers almost every type of scratch.


But then again, I have a gold helmet, so nobody really focuses on the scratches anyways.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-27-2012, 09:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,112
Posted By craftsmanracer
I trailer if it is more than an hour away, my old...

I trailer if it is more than an hour away, my old 2 stroke vibrates my nuts off above 45 mph, and that gets real old real quick.

I also don't like to spend money on new tires every 2,000 miles,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-19-2012, 11:19 AM
Replies: 976
Views: 154,915
Posted By craftsmanracer
They actually arent that bad. Mine lasted over a...

They actually arent that bad. Mine lasted over a year. But you have to sharpen it yourself, because they come with an edge that couldnt cut a microwaved peep in half.
Forum: Thumpers 10-31-2012, 08:11 AM
Replies: 1,203
Views: 140,941
Posted By craftsmanracer
So if I am looking to buy a used dr soon, should...

So if I am looking to buy a used dr soon, should I listen for a pronounced whine in 3rd gear? Is that the death cry for these things? Or have gears exploded with no prior whine?

I do know some of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-30-2012, 09:39 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,081
Posted By craftsmanracer
Exploring farmland while on my zuma, with another...

Exploring farmland while on my zuma, with another friend on his chinese knock off scooter, we were just riding along, having fun, talking to cows..."Hey ladies!", etc

Then we come upon two...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-25-2012, 08:43 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 17,960
Posted By craftsmanracer
Did you overreact and kick it's ass?

Did you overreact and kick it's ass?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-25-2012, 06:35 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 17,960
Posted By craftsmanracer
If you dont get off my bike, I'll drop a floater...

If you dont get off my bike, I'll drop a floater in your coffee when you least expect it.

What the hell is that sposed to mean?

Exactly what you think it does.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-24-2012, 04:41 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 18,593
Posted By craftsmanracer
I'm going to add to my previous post by saying...

I'm going to add to my previous post by saying that old crappy enduro's from the 70's and 80's that just won't quit are the best bikes around. (especially 2 strokes)

You can pick em up for under...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-23-2012, 11:01 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 17,960
Posted By craftsmanracer
Not my bike, but something I witnessed at a local...

Not my bike, but something I witnessed at a local bike meet.

Guy trying to sell his bike, talking to a potential buyer.

You sure your confident riding this?

Oh yeah! I've had tons of waaay...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-23-2012, 09:21 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 18,593
Posted By craftsmanracer
X2!!!!!! I still have my '77 ke-175. Ever since...

X2!!!!!!
I still have my '77 ke-175. Ever since I got it street legal, Ive been rocking that thing all over town being a blue smoke hooligan everywhere! The smiles per miles are very high with this...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-18-2012, 11:05 AM
Replies: 1,697
Views: 225,175
Posted By craftsmanracer
Yeah it's all about the weight savings...lol ...

Yeah it's all about the weight savings...lol


Nah it was just your basic knees and elbows road rash, I was back riding in a week.


The scarier part is wrecking on a narrow bridge, and having...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-18-2012, 09:59 AM
Replies: 1,697
Views: 225,175
Posted By craftsmanracer
Not on a motorcycle, but on a road bike. ...

Not on a motorcycle, but on a road bike.

Going over a bridge, I hit one of those mini crowbars (the 8 inch long blue ones). Hit it, then it flipped up and ripped the spokes out of 1/4 of the front...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-10-2012, 11:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,053
Posted By craftsmanracer
Hit deceitful mailbox, Face down crying in...

Hit deceitful mailbox,
Face down crying in ditch,
Letters in ass
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-10-2012, 11:24 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,314
Posted By craftsmanracer
you guys are tellin me! It was a nipply 73...

you guys are tellin me!

It was a nipply 73 degrees this morning.



:D
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-04-2012, 09:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,850
Posted By craftsmanracer
good job, lots of pictures witch is definitely a...

good job, lots of pictures witch is definitely a plus. (people don't like to read too much)

There's good riding down in the sarasota/port toilet area (where I'm at), and the palm beach/broward...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-03-2012, 11:12 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 9,047
Posted By craftsmanracer
Around me it's kind of choosing between two evils...

Around me it's kind of choosing between two evils while riding in the rain.

Where car tires have worn out the road into 2 channels in the road, there is no oil contamination, but standing water....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-24-2012, 12:29 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 9,982
Posted By craftsmanracer
Used to drive a honda element. Cool car, useful,...

Used to drive a honda element. Cool car, useful, but ugly as sin, and got no respect on the road from anybody.

Then I got another car, and nobody ever cuts me off, passes to the right, or does...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-08-2012, 12:28 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,740
Posted By craftsmanracer
That's exactly what I am wondering. If you are on...

That's exactly what I am wondering. If you are on a plated, registered bike that is allowed to be on the highways, I don't see why you couldn't use the ditch.

No cars would follow you down there,...
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