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Forum: Vendors 12-26-2013, 12:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,773
Posted By bongodave
The foam can't be reformed. One thing that...

The foam can't be reformed.

One thing that isn't on the website (yet) is a comparison of what you pay for the various tool organizers already in your toolbox, like a metal socket organizer, and...
Forum: Vendors 11-30-2013, 01:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,773
Posted By bongodave
Yeah, it's probably not a good value for a...

Yeah, it's probably not a good value for a casual mechanic. When you compare it to other tool organizer mediums, it's a good deal because they're high quality and made-to-order, and easier to use...
Forum: Vendors 11-26-2013, 08:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,773
Posted By bongodave
ToolLodge tool drawer organizer

This is the product my sister has been working on, and now it's open for business!

What it is:

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/8YxxXzSXaa8" frameborder="0"...
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2012, 08:55 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 20,306
Posted By bongodave
That's where I ended up, too. I'm old enough to...

That's where I ended up, too. I'm old enough to be your dad, but for all-round fun, DS bikes are where it's at for me. I really do ride the roads to get to the trails, and that's my nirvana.

For...
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2012, 04:10 PM
Replies: 9,972
Views: 1,779,166
Posted By bongodave
That's simply gorgeous. My experience with FMF...

That's simply gorgeous. My experience with FMF pipes has been very good. I've gotten compliments on my XR650R with a Q2 muffler. Sounds mean, but not too loud. Cops ignore it.
Different bike, but...
Forum: Thumpers 09-17-2012, 04:37 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 20,306
Posted By bongodave
Dealers won't let you ride them, so go sit on a...

Dealers won't let you ride them, so go sit on a few, read reviews, and decide what you like best. Either one would be good, so just check them both out and decide from there.

I'm really...
Forum: Thumpers 04-19-2012, 11:33 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,995
Posted By bongodave
Yeah, just shop around and ride a few. There are...

Yeah, just shop around and ride a few. There are some good deals if you're patient and not set one one particular bike.
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-13-2012, 06:14 PM
Replies: 31,322
Views: 2,938,248
Posted By bongodave
I left LA to go to Indiana to care for my dad. He...

I left LA to go to Indiana to care for my dad. He died (we knew it was coming), and now I'm here taking care of my mom. She's healthy, but can't be alone.

I just want to say that I only rode with...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-19-2011, 03:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,285
Posted By bongodave
I miss So Cal. :cry

I miss So Cal. :cry
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2011, 09:37 AM
Replies: 22,166
Views: 2,681,057
Posted By bongodave
Is it plated already? If so, just take the...

Is it plated already? If so, just take the paperwork in and they probably won't want to look at it. If not, I don't know.

Not very helpful, huh? :lol3
Forum: Face plant 04-15-2011, 06:07 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,090
Posted By bongodave
This. Get better or repeat until you die.

This. Get better or repeat until you die.
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2011, 05:19 PM
Replies: 22,166
Views: 2,681,057
Posted By bongodave
I find it hard to believe that someone would take...

I find it hard to believe that someone would take the motor apart, lighten the crank, then leave the rest of it bone stock.

Do the standard rejetting and exhaust, and it should run fine. I...
Forum: Thumpers 10-26-2010, 09:26 PM
Replies: 22,166
Views: 2,681,057
Posted By bongodave
Change the needle. See if that does it. 30 is a...

Change the needle. See if that does it. 30 is a lot, though. You might want to take the crunched rad off and see if there's something wrong that you're missing.
Forum: Thumpers 10-15-2010, 12:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,735
Posted By bongodave
It's like a car's gas cap. it only vents one way....

It's like a car's gas cap. it only vents one way. I've got a freeflow vent hose on my bike, which works the same way, and I never smell gas anymore. The old vent was just a hose, and I could smell...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-25-2010, 11:55 AM
Replies: 806
Views: 36,631
Posted By bongodave
The leg's healed up, but I'm looking for work,...

The leg's healed up, but I'm looking for work, and low on cash. I need a few more things before I can do a big ride.

There's way too much pavement in LB! :kboom
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-25-2010, 12:09 AM
Replies: 806
Views: 36,631
Posted By bongodave
Wanna go so bad. Still can't. :cry

Wanna go so bad. Still can't. :cry
Forum: Thumpers 08-03-2010, 03:42 PM
Replies: 22,166
Views: 2,681,057
Posted By bongodave
Sweet!

Sweet!
Forum: Ride reports 07-23-2010, 11:51 AM
Replies: 1,526
Views: 400,126
Posted By bongodave
Estás vivendo el sueño. ¡Buena suerte!

Estás vivendo el sueño. ¡Buena suerte!
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-09-2010, 03:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,178
Posted By bongodave
:thumb

:thumb
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2010, 01:04 PM
Replies: 22,166
Views: 2,681,057
Posted By bongodave
Is there anything this bike CAN'T do?

Is there anything this bike CAN'T do?
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2010, 12:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,450
Posted By bongodave
Some cushier grips will help, too. I just got...

Some cushier grips will help, too. I just got Progrip 714s, and they did help dampen some of the vibes. Not a miracle cure, but much better than the MX style grips I had before. I'm not crazy about...
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2010, 06:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,280
Posted By bongodave
My local dealer will do that, too. Last time they...

My local dealer will do that, too. Last time they undercut the lowest prices I found on the net.
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2010, 11:48 AM
Replies: 22,166
Views: 2,681,057
Posted By bongodave
All black, FTW! ...

All black, FTW!
http://i345.photobucket.com/albums/p390/bongod13/322229447_vXYJT-S.jpg

Yes, it goes faster now.
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2010, 12:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,003
Posted By bongodave
It's almost a classic. Keep the stock parts! ...

It's almost a classic. Keep the stock parts!

I still miss my '88. Had it 9 years, and still had the original battery. It was a great town/contry bike, and had beautiful lines. I was a fool to...
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2010, 09:36 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,287
Posted By bongodave
Suzuki has lowering kits for the DRZ and the 650....

Suzuki has lowering kits for the DRZ and the 650. I suppose you could find lowering links for other bikes, too, but Suzuki has the stuff off the shelf.
Forum: Thumpers 02-14-2010, 10:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 330
Posted By bongodave
Lots of guys pitch the stock exhaust for...

Lots of guys pitch the stock exhaust for something lighter or less restrictive so they can get more power in tandem with their intake/jetting mods. Pretty much mandatory, just to keep it from running...
Forum: Thumpers 02-14-2010, 09:39 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,305
Posted By bongodave
More than one cylinder is a waste, if you're at...

More than one cylinder is a waste, if you're at all serious about going off-road. Nothing else will do.

And spare me your Aprilias and SEs. I want to ride my bike, not wrestle it. I might...
Forum: Thumpers 02-14-2010, 09:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,305
Posted By bongodave
In that case, identical bikes make sense. If your...

In that case, identical bikes make sense. If your friend feels comfy on a DRZ, go with that. If not, WR250s for both of you.

Identical bikes means interchangeable parts, and only one dealer to...
Forum: Thumpers 02-14-2010, 07:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,305
Posted By bongodave
I'm liking the DRZ for you, too. I'm guessing...

I'm liking the DRZ for you, too. I'm guessing that at 6' 6", you're 200 or more lbs. You'll want it sprung for your weight (and other gear), as Japanese bikes seem to be sprung for Japanese riders...
Forum: Thumpers 02-14-2010, 07:41 PM
Replies: 22,166
Views: 2,681,057
Posted By bongodave
Take it out and crack the throttle hard. ...

Take it out and crack the throttle hard.

Does it wheelie? Then it's uncorked.

Flip over backwards? HRC kit.

Seriously, though, a lot of people will call uncorking the "power-up" kit for...
Forum: Thumpers 02-04-2010, 02:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,555
Posted By bongodave
XR's Only sells UFO plastic in original colors...

XR's Only sells UFO plastic in original colors and black for the R. Not cheap, but I like it black.

http://i345.photobucket.com/albums/p390/bongod13/DSCN0155.jpg
(Not mine, BTW.)
Forum: Thumpers 02-04-2010, 02:47 PM
Replies: 22,166
Views: 2,681,057
Posted By bongodave
In California. A bike plated pre- 04 won't get...

In California. A bike plated pre- 04 won't get messed with here. Different states have different rules about what can and can't be plated.
Forum: Thumpers 02-01-2010, 07:54 PM
Replies: 22,166
Views: 2,681,057
Posted By bongodave
Around here, Cali-plated ones (pre-2004) go for...

Around here, Cali-plated ones (pre-2004) go for $1-1500 more, usually. I assume Texas is more lenient on that, though.

$5000 seems like a lot. Is it farkled with a lot of extras? They're nice,...
Forum: Thumpers 02-01-2010, 07:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 650
Posted By bongodave
Reminds me of my first bike! ...

Reminds me of my first bike!
http://i345.photobucket.com/albums/p390/bongod13/SL70.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 01-29-2010, 06:30 PM
Replies: 22,166
Views: 2,681,057
Posted By bongodave
The XR motor is just too good to give up. What do...

The XR motor is just too good to give up. What do you think of these?
http://i345.photobucket.com/albums/p390/bongod13/dominator_00.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 01-29-2010, 06:01 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,104
Posted By bongodave
+1. Nice bike and can be modded any which way....

+1. Nice bike and can be modded any which way. They can be lowered, too, with a factory kit, if it's a little too tippy for you.

I ride an XR650R, which was built for Baja racing. A DR is slower,...
Forum: Thumpers 01-29-2010, 05:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,504
Posted By bongodave
Yeah, carry them in your riding jacket.

Yeah, carry them in your riding jacket.
Forum: Thumpers 01-28-2010, 09:35 AM
Replies: 22,166
Views: 2,681,057
Posted By bongodave
Re: Valve adjustment. I just take off the...

Re: Valve adjustment.

I just take off the valve covers (you have to, anyway) and watch the intake valves as I crank it. When they go down, then come back up, you're on the compression stroke....
Forum: Thumpers 01-28-2010, 09:29 AM
Replies: 22,166
Views: 2,681,057
Posted By bongodave
+1. Looks great! Let us know how it holds up....

+1. Looks great! Let us know how it holds up. Looks like it will.
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2010, 07:31 AM
Replies: 22,166
Views: 2,681,057
Posted By bongodave
http://i345.photobucket.com/albums/p390/bongod13/B...

http://i345.photobucket.com/albums/p390/bongod13/Best20Thread.jpg
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