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Forum: Thumpers Today, 09:15 AM
Replies: 43,707
Views: 8,323,287
Posted By TwilightZone
>"By fit to length do you mean I'll need to take...

>"By fit to length do you mean I'll need to take links out of the 110?"

Yup. Chain breakers are pretty cheap.
...
Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 7,116
Views: 1,370,610
Posted By TwilightZone
>"I've had the longer arm doubletakes on my 690. ...

>"I've had the longer arm doubletakes on my 690. Now I'm getting them for the 500. Does anyone with them recommend the short arm over the long?"

Long arms will vibrate on the 500 and change...
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 43,707
Views: 8,323,287
Posted By TwilightZone
>" You'll need to break the sprocket nut loose...

>" You'll need to break the sprocket nut loose the first time at home with a real wrench though"

If you go 'full torque' on the bolt... you'll need that 'real wrench' on the road too. The above...
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 10,866
Views: 1,570,465
Posted By TwilightZone
>"Anybody know of any less expensive options??" ...

>"Anybody know of any less expensive options??"

Lots of cheaper rims out there... Warp 9's (etc) start at about $100.
Get new heavy duty spokes and set up/true your own wheel.

Pretty good...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-21-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,642
Posted By TwilightZone
Rode the 'Lost Coast' this weekend. Windy...

Rode the 'Lost Coast' this weekend.

Windy Point road - good, but the downhill road to the beach is pretty loose for a beginning rider.

Usal Road - Good, not a lot of dust. North Half of the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 938
Posted By TwilightZone
Get a WR250R or XT250 or CRF250 .All those bikes...

Get a WR250R or XT250 or CRF250 .All those bikes are crash-worthy and low maint.
Ride it for a year and see if you like riding off road.

If you do like off road, then buy a KTM 690 or 500 exc.
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-19-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,642
Posted By TwilightZone
>"44 miles to the lighthouse:" The last road...

>"44 miles to the lighthouse:"

The last road is usually known as 'Windy Point' road.
Take the 'Lighthouse road' to the Mattole Beach Campground.

Couple hundred yards east of the campground,...
Forum: Racing 07-17-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 3,334
Views: 274,413
Posted By TwilightZone
When does Marquez 'clinch' the championship......

When does Marquez 'clinch' the championship... couple more races ?
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 43,707
Views: 8,323,287
Posted By TwilightZone
>"Pads are fine," Pull the pads, resurface...

>"Pads are fine,"

Pull the pads, resurface with some sandpaper and see if the brake is still bad.
Forum: Ride reports 07-15-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 928
Views: 174,226
Posted By TwilightZone
>"Ready for testing. :clap I sure hope this puts...

>"Ready for testing. :clap I sure hope this puts an end to the snapped bolts."

Interesting... flexible bushings... along with a very hard bolt.
Seems like the two systems are working against...
Forum: Ride reports 07-15-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 10,201
Posted By TwilightZone
>"I don't use a GPS mainly because I can't see...

>"I don't use a GPS mainly because I can't see the stinkin' thing without glasses"

I use Dewalt 'safety glasses' with a bi-focal lens.
...
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,632
Posted By TwilightZone
>"If you are going to load it down, AND you...

>"If you are going to load it down, AND you weight 260 pounds, you need another bike."

WR250R did fine hauling my arse (260lbs) and gear in Baja.
Ridden mine 22,000 miles. Completely reliable.
...
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 14,606
Views: 1,700,826
Posted By TwilightZone
>"Anyone have a few good solutions to the mirror...

>"Anyone have a few good solutions to the mirror design?"

Doubletake mirrors. Get the SHORT extensions (2").
The long extensions don't want to stay put.

(extensions - i.e. RAM mounts).
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-09-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 475
Posted By TwilightZone
More distributed camping. Stay on hwy 3 till...

More distributed camping.

Stay on hwy 3 till the summit of South Fork Mountain. (Gas up in Platina or on a side trip to Hayfork).
Take South Fork Mtn (paved) road to the north. Only road north...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-09-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 475
Posted By TwilightZone
>" Do you spend all your time riding these...

>" Do you spend all your time riding these areas?"

I've spent my whole life in this area... motorcycles, 4 WD, camping, hunting, fishing (yada etc).
In recent years I have run 40K miles on D/S...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-09-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 475
Posted By TwilightZone
Ok. A few miles north of Hayfork, take 'Big...

Ok. A few miles north of Hayfork, take 'Big Creek' road. (paved)
A couple miles up, there are lots of nice camping areas along the road.

You can either leave by going back to Hwy 3, or go on up...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-08-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 475
Posted By TwilightZone
What bikes are you riding? Want a little bit of...

What bikes are you riding? Want a little bit of dirt ?

Hmmm... I could send you to Hyampom.
Nice camp 'Big Slide' on the South Fork Road there.

Gas up in Hayfork.

Come back and take the...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-08-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 475
Posted By TwilightZone
>"up 93" Eh? You mean up hwy 96? Yes? ...

>"up 93"

Eh? You mean up hwy 96? Yes?

Where are you coming from? Nevada City?
Where (abouts) do you want to stay?

There are a number of er... 'primitive'** sites off 299. Some are...
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 824
Posted By TwilightZone
>"...but most people, including myself, don't...

>"...but most people, including myself, don't need to ride bikes at full throttle..."

Yup.

But if you want to go (moderately) fast you've gotta wind that puppy out.
The engine is pretty...
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 254
Posted By TwilightZone
>"Thoughts on what I'm dealing with here? Blown...

>"Thoughts on what I'm dealing with here? Blown head gasket? Leaky oil pump seals?"

Likely nothing... read on.

>"it made a knocking sound that lasted maybe 5 sec... I turned it off and ...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-08-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,365
Posted By TwilightZone
>"Then the big challenge came. I had never...

>"Then the big challenge came. I had never picked up the GSA before, let alone loaded and by myself... I probably won’t go by myself on trips like this. At least for a while."

Loaded GSA = Tough...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-07-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,642
Posted By TwilightZone
>"Rio dell has no ocean front anything." ...

>"Rio dell has no ocean front anything."

True enough.
Forum: Thumpers 07-05-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 7,116
Views: 1,370,610
Posted By TwilightZone
>"bulges on the rad guards if you will. These...

>"bulges on the rad guards if you will. These came with the tank, FYI."

5.1 gal Acerbis tank didn't come with any 'guards'.
KTM rubber tank mounts work.
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 43,707
Views: 8,323,287
Posted By TwilightZone
>"Not that they're the authority, but one article...

>"Not that they're the authority, but one article at motorcycle.com says redline is 11,500."

You can turn the tach on (in diagnostic mode)... and see where the engine redlines too.
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 7,116
Views: 1,370,610
Posted By TwilightZone
>"Good God! What do they make that rim-lock out...

>"Good God! What do they make that rim-lock out of???:lol3"

KTM - Has a problem putting the rim locks near the valve stem.
MX bikes, I think no problem. Dual sports a problem.

>"How did you...
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 7,116
Views: 1,370,610
Posted By TwilightZone
>"...crazy out of balance," Yup. Needs 3 to...

>"...crazy out of balance,"

Yup. Needs 3 to 4 ounces opposite the valve stem/rim lock.
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 43,707
Views: 8,323,287
Posted By TwilightZone
>"Carabiners would be too rough on dirt and...

>"Carabiners would be too rough on dirt and street bikes."

Carabiners don't fasten to the bike... you use 'loops' at the handlebars.
Makes for a 100% 'solid' fastening.

...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-30-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,642
Posted By TwilightZone
I drove the Lost Coast yesterday... it is only 5...

I drove the Lost Coast yesterday... it is only 5 miles from the last
'Avenue of the Giants' to Scotia/Rio Dell exit.

If she can maintain 55, she will be fine.
Otherwise... you can loop back to...
Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 43,707
Views: 8,323,287
Posted By TwilightZone
http://i1103.photobucket.com/albums/g467/DougZ73/2...

http://i1103.photobucket.com/albums/g467/DougZ73/2011-10-02_14-32-03_607.jpg

Hacksaw/Bolt Cutter/or pry the hooks off the ends of the straps.

Add these carabiners on both ends of the strap....
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-28-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,725
Posted By TwilightZone
Ok, tired of waiting !!!

http://twilightzone.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/NW-Nevada/i-t3f39b5/0/L/Black%20Rock%20Views%208-L.jpg...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-28-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,642
Posted By TwilightZone
>"Redway. Any other suggestions?" Redway is...

>"Redway. Any other suggestions?"

Redway is a good place.

Routes: (Shorter to longer).

1) Shelter Cove (gas)/Horse Mtn Road/Ettersburg Rd/Shelter Cove back. (20 miles dirt)

2) Alderpoint...
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,420
Posted By TwilightZone
>"So if my bike has proper chain slack...

>"So if my bike has proper chain slack unloaded... And then gets tight with my boxes and dry bag... Something is off?? What am I doing wrong"

The chain will get tighter as the end point of the...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-24-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,642
Posted By TwilightZone
>"We found a place in Rio Dell on AirBNB-- it...

>"We found a place in Rio Dell on AirBNB-- it looks pretty close to the dirt."

Yes... Bear River Ridge out of Rio Dell. It is about 15 miles of dirt that takes you to the county paved "Lost Coast...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-23-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,642
Posted By TwilightZone
>"We could either ride-in or trailer-in each...

>"We could either ride-in or trailer-in each day..."

The 'Lost Coast' is mainly 'dual-sport' riding.
Quite a bit of pavement to get there and move from place to place.

What sort of distances...
Forum: Ride reports 06-17-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 29,828
Posted By TwilightZone
I'm afraid that the boots you have... are not...

I'm afraid that the boots you have... are not adequate for the TAT.
Hopefully you won't end up injured on the way.

IMHO: For sure get a better pair for motorcycle riding.
These Alpinestars...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-16-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 3,062
Views: 1,077,134
Posted By TwilightZone
>"I was going to say Husky, they had an 8 speed I...

>"I was going to say Husky, they had an 8 speed I believe, sometime in the early 70's"

Yup. I had a '68 Husky... '360 Enduro Model'.

Had 2 sets of primary gears, with a 'karate chop' lever on...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-15-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 510
Posted By TwilightZone
They found a battery in an auto-parts store. ...

They found a battery in an auto-parts store.
Bike was running... and they were on their way home.
Forum: Racing 06-15-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 675
Views: 46,399
Posted By TwilightZone
>"Villopoto had a good weekend at MotoGP in...

>"Villopoto had a good weekend at MotoGP in Catalunya. He looked happy."

So you mean GP1 for VP ??????
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-15-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 7,660
Views: 6,915,156
Posted By TwilightZone
Must be a cougar.

Must be a cougar.
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-12-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 399
Posted By TwilightZone
Yup... I usually don't feel them on dualsport...

Yup... I usually don't feel them on dualsport tires.
This time the entire road surface was a fresh-tarry mess.

Section must have been 10 to 15 miles long.
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