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Forum: Thumpers 01-30-2015, 07:03 PM
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Posted By stretch160
aside from general maintenance, you could look...

aside from general maintenance, you could look for the upper chain roller. If it has not been removed, check for cracks around the mounting point.
Forum: Thumpers 01-27-2015, 10:25 PM
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Posted By stretch160
I've read about many in the 60,000+ mile range...

I've read about many in the 60,000+ mile range and 1 or 2 that hit 6 digits on the odometer.
mine is 35,000 and runs like new.
Forum: Thumpers 01-27-2015, 06:37 PM
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Posted By stretch160
I paid $3,200 for my 09 2 years ago. Haven't...

I paid $3,200 for my 09 2 years ago.
Haven't seen too many that cheap since.
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2015, 04:19 PM
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Posted By stretch160
there is a 20% chance of 0.06" of snow here next...

there is a 20% chance of 0.06" of snow here next week. That's alot for SC
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2015, 02:43 PM
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Posted By stretch160
Just FYI, the dynojet 150 is exactly the same...

Just FYI, the dynojet 150 is exactly the same size as the OEM mikuni 140.
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2015, 07:08 PM
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Posted By stretch160
do you realy have a 1.5 gal+ reserve? the...

do you realy have a 1.5 gal+ reserve?
the acerbis 5.3 comes with a comparitively small 0.6 gal reserve.
I get 240 miles before hitting reserve @ 53mpg average.
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2015, 09:04 PM
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Posted By stretch160
mine only does it when it is below 50f

mine only does it when it is below 50f
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2015, 03:10 PM
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Posted By stretch160
there is a small icon just above were you type a...

there is a small icon just above were you type a reply. It looks a bit like a landscape picture of a mountain. if you hover your pointer over it, it reads "insert image". Click this. Then just paste...
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2015, 02:51 PM
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Posted By stretch160
I once broke a clutch cable on my FZ1 a hundred+...

I once broke a clutch cable on my FZ1 a hundred+ miles from home in the mountains. I managed to ride home shifting without the clutch (closer gear ratios make it easier), but did roll through a lot...
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2015, 09:53 AM
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Posted By stretch160
rev limitter kicks in around 7,200 on my bike...

rev limitter kicks in around 7,200 on my bike (reports of slight variations of rev limit on dr650s)
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2015, 09:23 PM
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Posted By stretch160
fizzed it

fizzed it
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2015, 02:51 PM
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Posted By stretch160
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-NynZ8Ght10g/VLrQBYxuseI/...

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-NynZ8Ght10g/VLrQBYxuseI/AAAAAAAADoQ/jXB48CXx4ao/s1600/Just%2BJanuary%2B'15%2B005.jpg
...
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2015, 07:21 PM
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Posted By stretch160
you could use the relay from the kickstand switch.

you could use the relay from the kickstand switch.
Forum: Thumpers 01-15-2015, 08:21 PM
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Posted By stretch160
A friend just sent this one to me

he took these on our last ride. He is apparently a better photographer than I.


http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t374/stretch160/hillstart_zpsb20feda0.jpg
...
Forum: The Garage 01-14-2015, 02:36 AM
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Posted By stretch160
emergency tire plug

today on the way out to work I find one tire completely flat with a bit of drill bit sticking out of it (between the tread blocks). I can'tt find my plug kit, and I have to leave for work NOW.. I...
Forum: Thumpers 01-07-2015, 09:51 AM
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Posted By stretch160
\ I've got one of those on my SM wheels. it...

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I've got one of those on my SM wheels. it works well but is noisy under certain circumstances.
Forum: Thumpers 01-06-2015, 05:01 PM
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Posted By stretch160
He started out telling me not to follow someone...

He started out telling me not to follow someone elses advice and that he knew the best way to tune the carb. This may turn out to be true, but I didn't ask for advice. I asked to buy a part. but for...
Forum: Thumpers 01-06-2015, 03:22 PM
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Posted By stretch160
I tried that one winter. Didn't work at all for...

I tried that one winter. Didn't work at all for me. I assumed it to be because there was insuficient airflow in a sealed winter glove to activate the reaction that produces heat in the hand warmers.
Forum: Thumpers 01-06-2015, 02:29 PM
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Posted By stretch160
I contacted motolab first. He talked me out of...

I contacted motolab first. He talked me out of buying this part from him.
Forum: Thumpers 01-05-2015, 10:00 PM
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Posted By stretch160
Depends on the manufacturer. During my street...

Depends on the manufacturer. During my street riding years I changed more than 70 sets of tires and used to know which manufacturers marked the heavy spots and which ones marked the light spots. I...
Forum: Thumpers 01-05-2015, 02:41 PM
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Posted By stretch160
I replaced my cardboard oil cooler block off with...

I replaced my cardboard oil cooler block off with one cut from aluminium. It probably will not do as good a job insulating the oil cooler, but will likely hold up better to bike washing (i always...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-30-2014, 10:25 PM
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Posted By stretch160
I'm heading up to newport news in 2015, but not...

I'm heading up to newport news in 2015, but not until June :dunno
Forum: Thumpers 12-30-2014, 03:50 PM
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Posted By stretch160
I've done the beeded seat thing too ...

I've done the beeded seat thing too

http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t374/stretch160/w4_zpsdcb23db4.png

and while very efective, I was looking for something a bit more stylish..

I...
Forum: Thumpers 12-30-2014, 03:00 PM
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Posted By stretch160
sit & fly seat cover for SC tall

I'd heard about the sit and fly seat cover, but was sure the one made for the DR650 would not fit my seat concepts (tall) seat,

On a whim I tried the cover made for a Kawasaki Versys (much...
Forum: Thumpers 12-30-2014, 02:56 PM
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Posted By stretch160
the upper one looks to be what is left of the...

the upper one looks to be what is left of the shock's bumper.
Forum: Thumpers 12-27-2014, 11:50 AM
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Posted By stretch160
i found the OEM tires OK on street and hard pack...

i found the OEM tires OK on street and hard pack + roots and rocks. I found the 244 a little better in all these conditions (including street) and, for me, the same life span. and much better in...
Forum: Thumpers 12-24-2014, 08:07 AM
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Posted By stretch160
throttle tubes

I switched to an r6 throttle tube for an inexpensive quick turn throttle (1/6th turn for $5) it took a little adjusting to the smaller inputs off road, but is sure nice when passing a car.
Forum: Thumpers 12-19-2014, 02:35 PM
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Posted By stretch160
side stand relay

along the left side sub frame, behind the battery, under the seat.
just follow the wires up from the switch.
Forum: Thumpers 12-19-2014, 12:23 AM
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Posted By stretch160
for sidestand switch it is best to remove the...

for sidestand switch it is best to remove the relay and replace it with a small jumper. no cuting and splicing required and eliminates both switch and relay failure.

on the clutch side you can...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-10-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 16,476
Views: 10,003,123
Posted By stretch160
yeah, i don't see the speedbumps either. the...

yeah, i don't see the speedbumps either. the skyline just looked familiar.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-09-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 35,965
Views: 9,247,304
Posted By stretch160
Yes, but then I've never paid for a photo. Most...

Yes, but then I've never paid for a photo. Most of them say "proof" my favorites have a water mark that says "stolen photo". I even got a free poster once from US129photo.
Notice the watermark on my...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-09-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 16,476
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Posted By stretch160
Could this be Daegu Motorcycle Street South Korea?

Could this be Daegu Motorcycle Street South Korea?
Forum: Thumpers 12-09-2014, 01:14 AM
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Posted By stretch160
there's 2 plugs. just remove the other one for...

there's 2 plugs. just remove the other one for valve checks. :wink:

I like knowing oil temp better than head temp too...
Forum: Thumpers 12-07-2014, 05:26 PM
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Posted By stretch160
Eek KTM LC4 640 needle

So, I got a reply from Derek, and he recomends against using the KTM needle.
I tried to find this "mxrob" guy to ask about his setup but there is no mxrob in the inmates list. Does anyone besides...
Forum: Thumpers 12-07-2014, 04:03 PM
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Posted By stretch160
Thanks, I shot him a PM.

Thanks, I shot him a PM.
Forum: Thumpers 12-07-2014, 03:09 PM
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Posted By stretch160
where is a good place to find one of these...

where is a good place to find one of these needles?
so far, no luck with bike bandit or eBay
Forum: Thumpers 12-07-2014, 01:53 PM
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Posted By stretch160
I bought 2 mounting screws the same thread pitch...

I bought 2 mounting screws the same thread pitch as the stock vapor mounting screws, but 3/4" longer. I then drilled 2 holes in the stock speedo mount and placed two 1/2" spacers and some 1/4" rubber...
Forum: Thumpers 11-20-2014, 02:08 AM
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Posted By stretch160
creative but wrong. the number you see is the...

creative but wrong.
the number you see is the revolutions per minute for an engine that fires an ignition coil 4 times per 2 revolutions (4 stroke 4 cylinder no waster spark) divided by 10 to fit...
Forum: Thumpers 11-19-2014, 06:28 PM
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Posted By stretch160
have you confirmed no spark?

have you confirmed no spark?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-12-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 35,965
Views: 9,247,304
Posted By stretch160
from the movie two lane black top?

from the movie two lane black top?
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