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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-06-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 322
Views: 21,333
Posted By motometal
Maybe. Considering the size of the...

Maybe.

Considering the size of the group...isn't it likely to be split up ? Then have a less technical route for those with big bikes and or street tires.

Someone commented "I hope it...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-06-2014, 05:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 435
Posted By motometal
Che k out Handy lifts if you haven't already. ...

Che k out Handy lifts if you haven't already. Made in usa but maybe not as good of a fit? Keep in mind the wider the base and top are...the further you will have to lean into it when working on a...
Forum: Thumpers 04-03-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 26,341
Views: 3,460,965
Posted By motometal
Jetting question guy.....you went to a lower...

Jetting question guy.....you went to a lower altitude...more air...bike is running lean. You need a larger main....use a lower notch on the needle and larger pilot...or at least turn the fuel screw...
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 26,341
Views: 3,460,965
Posted By motometal
I hit a 65' table a few times. The landing...

I hit a 65' table a few times. The landing wasn't bad as it had a nice down ramp but I started thinking about how hard the landing would be if I were short or long and decided to quit while I was...
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2014, 03:57 AM
Replies: 26,341
Views: 3,460,965
Posted By motometal
How likely is for the roller tips to need...

How likely is for the roller tips to need attention? I'm at 9300 miles. Valves were at 0- .001 intake and .003-.004 exhaust. This is the first time I've had to make much of an adjustment but it...
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 26,341
Views: 3,460,965
Posted By motometal
Next time y'all have the left cover off I also...

Next time y'all have the left cover off I also suggest looking in the tunnel where the screen resides with a flashlight. Mine has large chunks of the glue mentioned above and part of a...
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 26,341
Views: 3,460,965
Posted By motometal
Loctite is released with heat so no guarantees...

Loctite is released with heat so no guarantees there. Lockwasher? Or even, just mash the threads a bit should work though. Id still throw loctite red on there just for good measure.
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2014, 05:27 AM
Replies: 26,341
Views: 3,460,965
Posted By motometal
checking the cam chain tensioner was somewhat of...

checking the cam chain tensioner was somewhat of a fiasco for me. I bumped the plunger as I pulled it out, and the music was up too loud for me to hear how many extra clicks it went. I tried...
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 26,341
Views: 3,460,965
Posted By motometal
Just had the left cover off. The timing chain...

Just had the left cover off. The timing chain looks ok for now at 9300 miles, but I did notice the adhesive glue epoxy coming off of the sides of the flywheel magnets. This does not appear...
Forum: Thumpers 01-01-2014, 04:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,714
Posted By motometal
just thought I'd add a few things here...the...

just thought I'd add a few things here...the stocker is a YTX14 equivalent.

The 14 vs 7 is, I believe a group size number. A YTZ is a higher tech battery than the YTX. The 14 will have more...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-02-2013, 10:13 AM
Replies: 5,309
Views: 290,505
Posted By motometal
No pandering required...just making a fuel tank...

No pandering required...just making a fuel tank to handle the fuels used commonly in our country. I can't comment on the cost of the plastic used but can point to all sorts of cars trucks...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-02-2013, 08:40 AM
Replies: 5,309
Views: 290,505
Posted By motometal
Sorry but way too much misinformation out there...

Sorry but way too much misinformation out there about ethanol.

There are many plastic fuel tanks that work just fine with ethanol...from the sounds of it these particular ones do not. I would...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-01-2013, 08:14 PM
Replies: 5,309
Views: 290,505
Posted By motometal
I don't get it..shouldn't any relatively modern...

I don't get it..shouldn't any relatively modern bikes fuel tank be made to handle ethanol?
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-30-2013, 02:45 PM
Replies: 5,309
Views: 290,505
Posted By motometal
Deals gap is great. Best to go Monday through...

Deals gap is great. Best to go Monday through Wednesday....otherwise it can be a real zoo and or parade. Also there are other roads in the area nearly as entertaining but not so popular...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-20-2013, 12:29 PM
Replies: 5,309
Views: 290,505
Posted By motometal
How much of it is gravel?

How much of it is gravel?
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-20-2013, 08:41 AM
Replies: 5,309
Views: 290,505
Posted By motometal
How many miles was this loop?

How many miles was this loop?
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-09-2012, 05:37 PM
Replies: 5,309
Views: 290,505
Posted By motometal
cool pic...that looks like a bent or mashed...

cool pic...that looks like a bent or mashed sumthin sumthin waiting to happen...at least if I was riding it.:D
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-12-2012, 07:33 PM
Replies: 5,309
Views: 290,505
Posted By motometal
gotta go North as needed! But for the...

gotta go North as needed!

But for the bikes, just throw some screws in the tires and go have fun. If the trail is 1/2 ice/snow and the rest frozen dirt...it still works. Sure the screws wear...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-04-2012, 12:19 PM
Replies: 5,309
Views: 290,505
Posted By motometal
did about 90 miles today but was slightly under...

did about 90 miles today but was slightly under dressed for the temps. Will wear sno bibs next time. Popped a fuse mid-ride (my fault...fumbled the electric vest plug) but had a spare. Hadn't been...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-23-2012, 07:53 PM
Replies: 5,309
Views: 290,505
Posted By motometal
i've been around this a bit and it wasn't fun to...

i've been around this a bit and it wasn't fun to get them sorted. All said and done...round slides like they put on older snowmobiles are much easier to jet and the difference in throttle response...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-14-2012, 01:55 PM
Replies: 5,309
Views: 290,505
Posted By motometal
back prior to 2007 or so when KTM came out with...

back prior to 2007 or so when KTM came out with the EXCs street legal, KTM was about the only MFG with a dirt bike title that didn't say "off road only" and the owners were able to handlilly get them...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-14-2012, 09:54 AM
Replies: 5,309
Views: 290,505
Posted By motometal
Anyone interested in a "spirited" ride around...

Anyone interested in a "spirited" ride around Galena this week? A day trip on a weekday would be great, or could make it an overnight/camping. Biased towards gravel but with some inevitable...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-14-2012, 09:21 AM
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Views: 206,107
Posted By motometal
Cool bike, but I'd want a test ride to see how it...

Cool bike, but I'd want a test ride to see how it handles before comitting...the XR isn't exactly a light bike off road the way it is and this one looks much heavier.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-08-2012, 09:53 AM
Replies: 5,309
Views: 290,505
Posted By motometal
As hot and dry as it's been, I think I'd prefer...

As hot and dry as it's been, I think I'd prefer rain (as long as it wasn't hard and all day) to a parade of dust clouds!:D
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-07-2012, 04:20 PM
Replies: 5,309
Views: 290,505
Posted By motometal
looks fun but rough. Lots of whoops and holes. ...

looks fun but rough. Lots of whoops and holes. Just good to get out and ride at all this time of year though.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-04-2012, 10:08 AM
Replies: 5,309
Views: 290,505
Posted By motometal
you have screws in those tires?

you have screws in those tires?
Forum: Thumpers 01-08-2012, 04:54 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,245
Posted By motometal
Sounds like a big trip, and you are trying to get...

Sounds like a big trip, and you are trying to get premium performance out of budget branded tires. I've run Kendas before as well as Cheng Shin/Maxxis...they do their thing but are not Michelins or...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-07-2012, 07:56 PM
Replies: 5,309
Views: 290,505
Posted By motometal
please share where and what that is.

please share where and what that is.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-30-2011, 02:44 PM
Replies: 27,688
Views: 6,598,188
Posted By motometal
good post, I agree.

good post, I agree.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-30-2011, 06:38 AM
Replies: 27,688
Views: 6,598,188
Posted By motometal
Yay, at least one person actually read something...

Yay, at least one person actually read something I posted :D:clap:freaky
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-30-2011, 06:11 AM
Replies: 27,688
Views: 6,598,188
Posted By motometal
Might have to disagree on that one, especially if...

Might have to disagree on that one, especially if you are categorically saying, zero tolerance on showing off on the street regardless if he had crashed or not. This comes in the category of,...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-18-2011, 10:31 AM
Replies: 2,055
Views: 156,165
Posted By motometal
Good on you for making someone a happy camper. ...

Good on you for making someone a happy camper. Held gloves are great. Kinda like we were talking about Sidi...it's tough to get past the other brands for 1/3 the price but once you take the plunge,...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-14-2011, 07:04 PM
Replies: 2,055
Views: 156,165
Posted By motometal
Those boots look nice. If you haven't already,...

Those boots look nice. If you haven't already, you might check out Sidis, kinda spendy but top notch stuff.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-12-2011, 04:44 PM
Replies: 2,055
Views: 156,165
Posted By motometal
so....looking allllll the waaay back to the...

so....looking allllll the waaay back to the beginning of this thread, it appears the dates for the event were picked in October of 2010. So...are the dates for next years rally going to be picked...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-31-2011, 07:00 PM
Replies: 2,055
Views: 156,165
Posted By motometal
I think the Husky kickstand is made from 1/2...

I think the Husky kickstand is made from 1/2 conduit from Home Depot. Not wise to put any force or weight on it besides that of the bike. I had to cut it to extend and was shocked at how thin it...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-31-2011, 03:56 PM
Replies: 2,055
Views: 156,165
Posted By motometal
regarding the "back and forth" on here...if we...

regarding the "back and forth" on here...if we can keep this up all the way until next year's rally, we'll either all be best friends or hate each other by then.:lol3
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-31-2011, 03:37 PM
Replies: 2,055
Views: 156,165
Posted By motometal
thanks for the tip about not sitting on the bike...

thanks for the tip about not sitting on the bike while fueling, Bonebag. Now that you mention it, this makes perfect sense but I really hadn't ever thought much about it. I guess as soon as they...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-31-2011, 04:33 AM
Replies: 2,055
Views: 156,165
Posted By motometal
I do not tend to use the "auto shut off" feature...

I do not tend to use the "auto shut off" feature when filling a bike and usually not on a gas can either. I think when I started riding street bikes I had bad luck with it, on some bikes it tends to...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-30-2011, 04:42 PM
Replies: 2,055
Views: 156,165
Posted By motometal
missing one photo, must have deleted it. One of...

missing one photo, must have deleted it. One of the stops I made on NHAL to take a photo, I looked down and there were a bunch of blueberries...made for a great trail side snack
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-30-2011, 04:39 PM
Replies: 2,055
Views: 156,165
Posted By motometal
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