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Forum: Thumpers 11-19-2014, 11:38 AM
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Posted By Ed@Ford
My complete Seat Concepts seat did not fit like...

My complete Seat Concepts seat did not fit like the stock one. The "ears" that the rear bolts went thru were thicker....once I understood it, I compensated and it fit "OK"....but not "perfect". ...
Forum: Thumpers 11-18-2014, 09:48 AM
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Posted By Ed@Ford
Thanks, Ed@Ford

Thanks, Ed@Ford
Forum: Thumpers 11-17-2014, 02:21 PM
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Posted By Ed@Ford
Romy: Tank Bag?

Romy, who's tank bag is that? Magnetic, right? Satisfied with it staying in place? Thanks, Ed@Ford
Forum: Thumpers 11-12-2014, 05:39 AM
Replies: 10,431
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Posted By Ed@Ford
JRM: Don't hesitate...a '14 and a '15 will be...

JRM: Don't hesitate...a '14 and a '15 will be mechanically the same.....but different by $500 to $1000.....and you're hesitating over pocket change?

Regardless of everything you see/read here, you...
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2014, 02:32 PM
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Posted By Ed@Ford
TheJRM: That'd be a damn fine deal....and yes, I...

TheJRM: That'd be a damn fine deal....and yes, I think, that relative to the TW, the CFR will be heavenly. Enjoy
Forum: Thumpers 11-10-2014, 02:19 PM
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Posted By Ed@Ford
Just don't forget that the speedo & odo will be...

Just don't forget that the speedo & odo will be off...and the fix is $75 or so
Forum: Thumpers 11-07-2014, 05:55 AM
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Posted By Ed@Ford
Yes, that big grounding post on the right hand...

Yes, that big grounding post on the right hand side of frame near the lower edge of the gas tank is handy to get to and a lot less screwing around to get to than going to the little post on the...
Forum: Thumpers 11-05-2014, 05:24 AM
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Posted By Ed@Ford
I hope the best for you....my first oil change at...

I hope the best for you....my first oil change at 600 miles (1000 km) was still a transparent clear tan color, and no aluminum flakes..however the magnetic drain plug I added at almost zero miles was...
Forum: Thumpers 11-03-2014, 07:26 PM
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Posted By Ed@Ford
SHIREDEVON: The filter and the metal particles in...

SHIREDEVON: The filter and the metal particles in the filter cavity does not look good. If I had to guess, based on the brownish goop on the filter, I'd bet water got into the crankcase. Is there...
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2014, 11:21 AM
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Posted By Ed@Ford
All I know is the surgeon that put it in said it...

All I know is the surgeon that put it in said it would....
Forum: Thumpers 10-27-2014, 08:23 AM
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Posted By Ed@Ford
Stainless is "out of favor" these days because it...

Stainless is "out of favor" these days because it is loaded with chrome and/or nickel, which are considered heavy metal poisons by one group of fools, or those with their "nickel allergies". All I...
Forum: Thumpers 10-27-2014, 06:11 AM
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Posted By Ed@Ford
Similarly, I have a 300 mm long titanium rod in...

Similarly, I have a 300 mm long titanium rod in my right leg, held in with 6 $20 titanium "wallboard" screws...even the wand doesn't find them....but I'd check with the TSA dorks to be sure....lotta...
Forum: Thumpers 10-24-2014, 07:21 AM
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Posted By Ed@Ford
BATTLECATTLE: WOW that arm looks nasty....but...

BATTLECATTLE: WOW that arm looks nasty....but hopefully damage was confined to the arm bones (ulna and radius) and the wrist was undamaged. Think positive about a new bike and more riding in 2015.
Forum: Thumpers 10-17-2014, 10:55 AM
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Posted By Ed@Ford
In my experience, the least expensive 2.75/300-21...

In my experience, the least expensive 2.75/300-21 tube is the lightest, packs the smallest. Remember however that used inside the rear it is simply a "get-me-home" situation, and a tube swap is...
Forum: Thumpers 10-16-2014, 12:35 PM
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Posted By Ed@Ford
The tire I bought was a Shinko 700, 130-80-18. It...

The tire I bought was a Shinko 700, 130-80-18. It fits....but it's taller, so with the stock sidestand, it leans a lot to the left. They also make a 460-18. it's narrower than the stock CRF tire,...
Forum: Thumpers 10-14-2014, 06:31 PM
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Posted By Ed@Ford
Yes, sad news that the Shinko 700 appears to be...

Yes, sad news that the Shinko 700 appears to be wearing fast.....but holy crap the MEFO's are expensive.....pick yer poison I guess
Forum: Thumpers 10-14-2014, 02:02 PM
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Posted By Ed@Ford
UPDATE: I like the shinko 700 for pavement and...

UPDATE: I like the shinko 700 for pavement and good firm gravel and dirt...sand?...forget it. If you want tire diameter close to stock, go for the 460-18. tread is narrower, but my riding buddy has...
Forum: Thumpers 10-14-2014, 01:52 PM
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Posted By Ed@Ford
I agree...thick tubes are oversold....but if you...

I agree...thick tubes are oversold....but if you plan to go offroad, get the motion pro lightweight rimlocks for front and rear and some balance weights so you can air down the tires. I got a rude...
Forum: Ride reports 10-10-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,049
Posted By Ed@Ford
PM Sent

PM Sent
Forum: Thumpers 10-09-2014, 10:16 AM
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Views: 1,936,536
Posted By Ed@Ford
I tend to disagree because look how long they had...

I tend to disagree because look how long they had the 250 as a CBR street bike and the CRF dual sport essentially identical for world wide sales. They've heavily covered the parts of the world where...
Forum: Ride reports 10-07-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,049
Posted By Ed@Ford
Lapchik: Are these roads from Day 2 really on...

Lapchik: Are these roads from Day 2 really on your GPS data base....like Garmin TOPO2008?
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2014, 07:25 AM
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Posted By Ed@Ford
LAPCHIK: Thanks. Nice snotty mud. Will keep tuned...

LAPCHIK: Thanks. Nice snotty mud. Will keep tuned and subscrbed.
Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 10,431
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Posted By Ed@Ford
Tsdat

All those T-Bones on the hoof make me hungry. Where can the tracklogs be found....under the gps section of advrider?
Forum: Thumpers 09-23-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 10,431
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Posted By Ed@Ford
I've never used windex....or WD40 as some...

I've never used windex....or WD40 as some do....but I can tell you with RU-GLYDE from NAPA, it's much easier to break the bead come tire changing time. $13 per gallon....enough to share with all your...
Forum: Thumpers 09-22-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 10,431
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Posted By Ed@Ford
Using a tire lube from NAPA the bead pops in...

Using a tire lube from NAPA the bead pops in place quickly without the extreme pressure and pounding, as long as you don't let the lube dry out.
Forum: Thumpers 09-19-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 10,431
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Posted By Ed@Ford
SAMTECH: You mentioned earlier that you're...

SAMTECH: You mentioned earlier that you're trying to calculate rod length...probably under the assumption that the 300 has a shortened rod....so you may need a 3rd dimension, which is the distance...
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 10,431
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Posted By Ed@Ford
What about a $0.99 funnel from Wal-Mart? I have...

What about a $0.99 funnel from Wal-Mart? I have to stop anyway every 150 miles to piss!
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2014, 02:59 PM
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Posted By Ed@Ford
Yeah-but: U got $20,000+ for a bike that's 99%...

Yeah-but: U got $20,000+ for a bike that's 99% sure to be non-street-legal
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 10,431
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Posted By Ed@Ford
I wonder if Acerbis is different.....can't...

I wonder if Acerbis is different.....can't imagine they are....doesn't the pump have to come out to change the fuel filter that's in there? Anti sieze woulda made sense...especially if the inserts...
Forum: Thumpers 09-14-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 10,431
Views: 1,936,536
Posted By Ed@Ford
wow! havent seen that kinda frame damage since I...

wow! havent seen that kinda frame damage since I ripped the sidestand off my XR400R. You're gonna need a good fabricator/welder to fix that
Forum: Thumpers 09-14-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 8,157
Views: 2,237,620
Posted By Ed@Ford
did you try tent seam sealer and any of the spray...

did you try tent seam sealer and any of the spray on stuff? In SE MI there are 2 or 3 REI's, cabelas, and Gander Mt that has such stuff. It was possible to get scotch guard in a waterproof spray...
Forum: Thumpers 09-13-2014, 05:29 AM
Replies: 8,157
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Posted By Ed@Ford
I've seen those....minimalist to say the least.

I've seen those....minimalist to say the least.
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 8,157
Views: 2,237,620
Posted By Ed@Ford
EXCELLENT HELP re: racks as noone is stepping up...

EXCELLENT HELP re: racks as noone is stepping up to provide some for a CRF250L!!
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 10,431
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Posted By Ed@Ford
any news on side racks from moto-racks dot com...

any news on side racks from moto-racks dot com for a crf?
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 10,431
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Posted By Ed@Ford
DUH! I forgot to add...with the new Shinko 700...

DUH! I forgot to add...with the new Shinko 700 the speedo now exactly matches speed off my Garmin 276C GPS.....previously it had been indicating FASTER than GPS speed by 1 or 1.5 mph. but after...
Forum: Thumpers 09-09-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 10,431
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Posted By Ed@Ford
Shinko 700 Tire

My stock IRC tire (120/80) pretty well worn down at 4025 miles, and looked like my upcoming ride of 1000 miles would be well past it's safe tread depth. I chose and mounted the 130/80 Shinko 700, as...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-09-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,355
Posted By Ed@Ford
Bobblets Gap is OPEN....sort of. First, note the...

Bobblets Gap is OPEN....sort of. First, note the correct spelling. For reference, the location of the Bobbletts Gap underpass on the Blue Ridge Pkwy is N 37.46639 W 79.69942...sorry, I didn't get the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 8,549
Views: 1,701,126
Posted By Ed@Ford
Thanks for the reply. Only an XR's only tank of...

Thanks for the reply. Only an XR's only tank of about 4 or 4.2 gallons with the rack, and a replica of the insert for the muffler XR's only made...got a new D606 rear uninstalled that'd go with it
...
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 8,549
Views: 1,701,126
Posted By Ed@Ford
Selling '96 XR400R

I'm considering selling my '96 XR400R. It's a Wiseco 440, has fully repaired swing arm pivot, very nice shape, Michigan title, large and stock tank, and a rack milled out of aluminum plate. What's a...
Forum: Road warriors 08-14-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 24,654
Posted By Ed@Ford
Free!

I found my owner's manual for my '82 turbo seca..perfect condition..I'll give it to the first person who offers 3 or 4$ for postage. PM me with your postal address.
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