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Old 02-10-2012, 09:01 PM   #61
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Great stuff Mr Bigwheel. Its 40degrees C here and I think I'd rather have this than have a bike buried in ice water - I know I'd be saying more than "ummm" Keep them coming.
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Old 02-11-2012, 08:15 AM   #62
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Hi Big Wheel,
Loved the vids and the winter ice racing. I did that back in Wisconsin in the late 70's, but I to have a 300exc and I would like to know what you did to the bikes to keep from melting a hole in your tanks? I would like to put one of the large tanks on my bike for my rides in North Georgia Mountains, but I don't want a hole in the tank or worse a fire. Also I would like to know how many hours of ride time you get from a full tank?
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Old 02-12-2012, 09:37 PM   #63
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Crashes,

The easiest way to avoid having your tank melt is to NEVER allow Hollywood to work on your bike. That simple rule is surprisingly effective for avoiding a lot of heartburn.

That being said, the oversize tank really should not have any interference with the exhaust. Hollywood's bike is a unique amalgam of good intentions, bad ideas and a large measure of crash damage. Things don't seem to line up on his bike the way they should. As a result, he's melted the hydraulic clutch line, a radiator hose and the gas tank is entirely too close to the expansion chamber.

I've never seen anyone else have these issues when installing an oversize tank.

As far as the bike's range with the big tank: it takes us well into the cardiac arrest zone. I don't think we're ever ridden far enough to get his bike to reserve. On some of our rides we spill more gas out of the carb's overflow tubes as the bikes lay on their sides than we burn in the engine. I think we need to pose the question to a young, energetic twenty-something year old whose personal range exceeds the big tank's

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Old 02-13-2012, 04:44 AM   #64
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Thanks Big Wheel,
By the way I forgot to ask abouit how good the big wheel Yamaha is? I looked at one and the TW200 to just play on. Anyway thanks for you answer it was most entertaining. I have got to get up there one of these days.
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Old 02-13-2012, 05:25 AM   #65
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KTMs, BigWheels, the Metamucil Mulisha and Endurocross?

Now, for the road less traveled. For a good reason...



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxPy0QzO8xA

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Old 02-13-2012, 11:53 PM   #66
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Crashes,

The BigWheel is awesome (as long as you have appreciably low standards).

It can get through absolutely anything (as long as you are willing to go fairly slowly)

Chicks totally dig the BIgWheel (as long as they weigh as much or more than a BW350)

The BigWheel shares the same fork seal as a YZ80 (at least an 80s YZ80, before they put bigger forks on the YZ80)

The shock is the same as the TW200.

No one has ever back-flipped a BigWheel.

BigWheels are not an acquired taste. If you think that you will like a BW, then you will love it. (as long as you don't value anyone else's opinion) Just don't expect to get phone calls from your mother or anyone else embarrassed by your fat-tire fascination.

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Old 02-15-2012, 05:01 AM   #67
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Thanks for the info Big Wheel and have fun this winter.
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Old 02-15-2012, 05:20 AM   #68
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I love this! Greeat videos! Thanks for sharing.
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Old 02-17-2012, 05:13 PM   #69
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Thanks for watching guys. I'm hoping to have the new edition (slightly more winter oriented) Enduro Alaska out shortly.

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Old 02-17-2012, 05:17 PM   #70
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Mr. BigWheel:

I'm officially a groupie. Let me know what the fan club dues are.

Creepily:

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Old 02-18-2012, 05:31 PM   #71
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Mr. Himself,

I've always hoped to have a cult, but groupies are equally awesome.

There are no dues. We just ask that you follow the standard protocol:

1) Infatuation

2) Stalking

3) Restraining order

4) Simmering resentment

5) Explosive, Selena-like conclusion


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Old 02-19-2012, 07:01 AM   #72
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Sounds interesting to me so I'm in. I can't wait for the winter vids.
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Old 02-25-2012, 11:28 AM   #73
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T-shirts!!! You need T-shirts!!!!!!

I'll buy one, or two even!!
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Old 03-13-2012, 07:51 PM   #74
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It's enough just getting Hollywood to wear a pair of pants. T-shirts might appeal to him though. We'll have to look into that.

In the meantime, here's the next time-sponge that will only move you 4 and 1/2 minutes closer to your eventual demise.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJpCH...ieRJH_203mw%3D

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Old 03-14-2012, 10:52 AM   #75
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