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Forum: Airheads Today, 08:34 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 13
Posted By lamotovita
Which New Starter?

After only 20 years and 150,000 miles the original Valeo in my R100GS has died, not totally unexpectedly but a little more notice would have been nice.
Given it's age and dubious reputation I want...
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,666
Posted By lamotovita
I'm not sure who you consider "the big four race...

I'm not sure who you consider "the big four race bikes" to be but Yamaha has had a 30 day warranty (and sometimes goodwill beyond that) for decades.
Forum: Trials 09-16-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,780
Posted By lamotovita
Yes, INTA from Spokane. Where are you?

Yes, INTA from Spokane. Where are you?
Forum: Trials 09-14-2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,780
Posted By lamotovita
Cool! Will we see you at some eastern WA...

Cool!
Will we see you at some eastern WA Trials?
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 615
Posted By lamotovita
On the pegs, not the seat, and on the gas.Steer...

On the pegs, not the seat, and on the gas.Steer with your feet (weighting the footpegs), not the bars.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-09-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 571
Posted By lamotovita
Also, 50 states = 50 DMVs, and that's just the...

Also, 50 states = 50 DMVs, and that's just the U.S.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-08-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 571
Posted By lamotovita
Uhhh, my dog ate my title:norton.

Uhhh, my dog ate my title:norton.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-08-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,724
Posted By lamotovita
:y0!:y0! Ooh ooh ooh, me too.

:y0!:y0!
Ooh ooh ooh, me too.
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 11,027
Views: 1,629,516
Posted By lamotovita
Yes there was a carb change (still a Mikuni), and...

Yes there was a carb change (still a Mikuni), and yes service manuals get updated, usually in published supplements.
Forum: Thumpers 09-04-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 464
Posted By lamotovita
When nothing but the cheapest will do, go with...

When nothing but the cheapest will do, go with Cheng Shin.

http://www.powersportrider.com/CGI-BIN/ZCATJPG?catpub=BC1005C&catpage=375

3.00x21 is fine.
Forum: Thumpers 09-04-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 11,027
Views: 1,629,516
Posted By lamotovita
I think you can buy an inexpensive supplement...

I think you can buy an inexpensive supplement from Yamaha to update your manual.
Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,343
Posted By lamotovita
Yes racers should ride race bikes, that's not...

Yes racers should ride race bikes, that's not what's being discussed here.
Keep in mind though,that some of us old timers used to win races on bikes with worse suspension than what comes on a...
Forum: Thumpers 08-27-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,343
Posted By lamotovita
Yes better tires and suspension will make the...

Yes better tires and suspension will make the bike work better, but don't go overboard with suspension mods. Change your fork oil if you haven't already.
I'm sure theirs no shortage of bad...
Forum: Thumpers 08-27-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,343
Posted By lamotovita
I believe a KTM 200 is available with electric...

I believe a KTM 200 is available with electric start now, and it's certainly a better bike in every way than your Honda, well, except fuel economy. But it doesn't sound like you're exceeding the...
Forum: 2 smokers 08-25-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 25,552
Posted By lamotovita
http://www.motoress.com/BLOG/2009/Bultacoadvl.jpg

http://www.motoress.com/BLOG/2009/Bultacoadvl.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,304
Posted By lamotovita
What is "red line" on a DR650? What year is...

What is "red line" on a DR650?
What year is your bike?
Forum: Thumpers 08-12-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 11,027
Views: 1,629,516
Posted By lamotovita
That fitting is a light interference fit in the...

That fitting is a light interference fit in the carb body. You can pull it out with a pair of pliers. Unfortunately Yamaha doesn't sell it.
You can either find one from a scrap carb, or make a...
Forum: Trials 08-12-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,021
Posted By lamotovita
I would say a Beta 200 would be the easiest to...

I would say a Beta 200 would be the easiest to resell, as well as the best bike to learn on.
Forum: Trials 08-07-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,287
Posted By lamotovita
Great! Why don't you come to Spokane this sunday....

Great! Why don't you come to Spokane this sunday.
https://docs.google.com/document/d/14HVJ34Q-7FwZa6Y7JnYypyezcUEQ2iYhyy99rQHwcu0/pub


http://inwta.com/index.html
Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,245
Posted By lamotovita
Look at the Bridgestone TW302.

Look at the Bridgestone TW302.
Forum: Thumpers 08-04-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,952
Posted By lamotovita
I wouldn't use that small a tire (2.75-21) on...

I wouldn't use that small a tire (2.75-21) on that big a bike, regardless of tread design.
Forum: Trials 07-29-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,813
Posted By lamotovita
I'd buy whatever bike you get the best dealer...

I'd buy whatever bike you get the best dealer support with.
Forum: Trials 07-29-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,784
Posted By lamotovita
I'm guessing you've never ridden a Trial on an...

I'm guessing you've never ridden a Trial on an Ace 100.
Forum: Trials 07-28-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,780
Posted By lamotovita
Well looky here, and it comes with a seat!

http://powersports.honda.com/trials.aspx
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-24-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 5,522
Views: 299,410
Posted By lamotovita
Out of warranty ownership of late model BMWs is a...

Out of warranty ownership of late model BMWs is a risky business, but if you feel the need, I understand.
Westside is a solid well established dealer. They've only had BMW for a few years. They...
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 11,027
Views: 1,629,516
Posted By lamotovita
That bike came with aluminum rims, which won't...

That bike came with aluminum rims, which won't ever rust. Sounds like a mess, I'd walk away.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-22-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 712
Posted By lamotovita
Ride whatever isn't burning, or socked in with...

Ride whatever isn't burning, or socked in with smoke.
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 11,027
Views: 1,629,516
Posted By lamotovita
If you can't feel pulsing when you use the brake,...

If you can't feel pulsing when you use the brake, don't worry about it.
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 42,051
Posted By lamotovita
It was holding fine, I was airing down gradually...

It was holding fine, I was airing down gradually trying to find traction on a wet trail. Even at the lowest pressure I didn't get the traction I wanted, so I took it off and put a Dunlop on (much...
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 42,051
Posted By lamotovita
Are you guys talking about a Shinko, or are you...

Are you guys talking about a Shinko, or are you back to the Pirelli?

Pirelli's minimum pressure rating for the MT43 is 8psi. I had one burp out it's air at about 3psi once. I don't use them...
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 11,027
Views: 1,629,516
Posted By lamotovita
If it's still in the garbage I'd like to have it....

If it's still in the garbage I'd like to have it.
I've experimented with cutting them down and decided that it works best either stock or removed. The performance gain with it removed is real, but...
Forum: Thumpers 07-17-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 17,760
Posted By lamotovita
Could you give us an idea of what kind of terrain...

Could you give us an idea of what kind of terrain and distances you ride? I, and probably many, or most, here have no concept of what your part of the world looks like.
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,556
Posted By lamotovita
Where is "here"?

Where is "here"?
Forum: Thumpers 07-05-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 21,041
Posted By lamotovita
Umm, the person who asked is not in the US.

Umm, the person who asked is not in the US.
Forum: Thumpers 07-05-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,759
Posted By lamotovita
Buying a used bike from someone you don't know is...

Buying a used bike from someone you don't know is kinda like getting advice on the internet from someone you don't know, except with the sale you can at least look the seller in the eye.
It sounds...
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 30,856
Posted By lamotovita
How were these numbers calculated?

How were these numbers calculated?
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-29-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 5,522
Views: 299,410
Posted By lamotovita
The rear wheel only follows the front wheel if...

The rear wheel only follows the front wheel if you are riding in a straight line. It's very important to know that for any technical riding.
Forum: Trials 06-25-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 73,470
Posted By lamotovita
Seems like a bargain if you can buy a nice 06 4RT...

Seems like a bargain if you can buy a nice 06 4RT for no more than the price of a 2011 Gas Gas.
Forum: Thumpers 06-21-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 30,856
Posted By lamotovita
:nod

:nod
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-18-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 388
Posted By lamotovita
Here's a couple for you to check out. All I know...

Here's a couple for you to check out. All I know about them is that they are in the area you want to be in.
When is your trip?
http://koa.com/campgrounds/newport-little-diamond/

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