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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 03:27 PM
Replies: 11,699
Views: 2,512,801
Posted By markk53
You bought a second OEM pair - why? :huh Go...

You bought a second OEM pair - why? :huh

Go to a bike shop, grab some MX bars and see what feels good. If you want sightly higher, consider ATV bars. A lot of riders find the CR250 bend to be...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 03:22 PM
Replies: 3,617
Views: 572,505
Posted By markk53
I mounted it using the air boot clamp instead of...

I mounted it using the air boot clamp instead of their band. I drilled a hole for the mount screw, ground the ridges off the outside so it would fit flat. That made it fit up perfect. I drilled...
Forum: Thumpers 12-15-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 10,616
Views: 2,007,406
Posted By markk53
You do realize NASCAR racers run lower viscocity...

You do realize NASCAR racers run lower viscocity oils for performance.

In addition, over the years in a bike shop I've never seen an actual oil failure cause damage in a four stroke - only lack...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-12-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,710
Posted By markk53
You never saw this: ...

You never saw this:

http://www.riderfiles.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/race.JPG

Where are those riders' feet? Seems Ward was as fast foot out as he was on the pegs hanging off - handlebars...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-12-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 358
Views: 10,018
Posted By markk53
Oh yes master... I bow to your superiority as the...

Oh yes master... I bow to your superiority as the top ass hat... :bow:asshat

I guess it takes lousy comprehension skills to reach your level.

Look again... ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-12-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,896
Posted By markk53
:lurk It's the streets... not a track. ...

:lurk


It's the streets... not a track. If a rider is at the extreme lean where they need to be concerned they're being quite foolish. RNickyMouse loves people like that. :muutt Makes for good...
Forum: Thumpers 12-12-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 1,705
Views: 444,299
Posted By markk53
I saw something like this you must have cross...

I saw something like this you must have cross posted in another thread. but it still deserves a reply.

That is YOU, not others. It is perfect for YOU, not everyone else. Of course we have no...
Forum: Thumpers 12-12-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,407
Posted By markk53
Again, you and others immediately equate "dirt...

Again, you and others immediately equate "dirt bike" with a full on MX or enduro or some plated version there of. That simply isn't true.

Fact is Yamaha was a major player in developing the off...
Forum: Thumpers 12-11-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,407
Posted By markk53
Probably so, considering that has been the...

Probably so, considering that has been the Japanese method since early on. I think that was noted in a book "The Machine That Changed the World". They've all outsourced a variety of parts, like...
Forum: Equipment 12-11-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,403
Posted By markk53
Honestly, I've not had any problem. Of course I...

Honestly, I've not had any problem. Of course I don't race, so I probably don't take the kind of beating it takes to deal with it. The Oakley L frame goggles usually held them in place pretty well....
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-11-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,098
Posted By markk53
Been a while, colder than snot, wiring the...

Been a while, colder than snot, wiring the basement, building tensioners, teaching school, grading homework... the usual winter crap.

Posting just to keep this near the top. Maybe it's time to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-11-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 535
Posted By markk53
^^^^^^^^^ Pretty much it.

^^^^^^^^^

Pretty much it.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-11-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 358
Views: 10,018
Posted By markk53
Sorry your majesty... read anything I've posted? ...

Sorry your majesty... read anything I've posted? Apparently either not or didn't comprehend any of it. Are you in middle school? That's the way my students are... don't read or don't comprehend...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-11-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 358
Views: 10,018
Posted By markk53
Sure, it happens, but do you actually put...

Sure, it happens, but do you actually put yourself into the predicament where it takes serious evasive riding techniques? Or do you actually realize this is going to happen and watch for signs of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-11-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 358
Views: 10,018
Posted By markk53
Like I said...

Like I said...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-11-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,710
Posted By markk53
You need to tell that to the supermoto riding...

You need to tell that to the supermoto riding guys I've seen at Mid Ohio and others who ride bikes set up like that, not to mention all those running the various vintage superbike models. They can't...
Forum: Equipment 12-11-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,403
Posted By markk53
Not so true now. I got a set that wrap around,...

Not so true now. I got a set that wrap around, wasn't cheap even with insurance covering a bit of it. Panoptx 7 Eye Diablo...
Forum: Equipment 12-11-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,058
Posted By markk53
Big old auto speaker magnet to do it on the...

Big old auto speaker magnet to do it on the cheap... although the Harbor Freight thing might be serious cheap too.
Forum: Thumpers 12-11-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 3,617
Views: 572,505
Posted By markk53
Good fortunes to you finding the tank. Not many...

Good fortunes to you finding the tank. Not many around, be prepared to spend big. The real shame is Acerbis scrapped their C model mold. Some guys got together a few years back and got them to...
Forum: Thumpers 12-11-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,407
Posted By markk53
Obviously wasn't around in the early 70s to see...

Obviously wasn't around in the early 70s to see what dirt bikes were then. Pretty much exactly what the Honda is.

Now when you start talking competition level off roaders, that is a different...
Forum: Thumpers 12-11-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 80,732
Posted By markk53
Just goes to show not everyone finds adventure in...

Just goes to show not everyone finds adventure in the same places, doesn't it? I just dropped in to see what was cooking, I'm a KLX rider.

Some don't realize there is a good reason for a chain...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-10-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 10,018
Posted By markk53
How do you practice on the street? Go out and...

How do you practice on the street? Go out and try to put yourself in the predicament? How do you go find someone to pull out or turn left in front of you?

If you mean practice quick...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-10-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 10,018
Posted By markk53
Personal opinion is they like the lack of the...

Personal opinion is they like the lack of the variables that are on the streets - aka ignorant drivers. They don't want to take the risk any longer. Has nothing to do with skill. A lot of track...
Forum: Equipment 12-10-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 50,965
Posted By markk53
I want one of those! :clap One of those and a...

I want one of those! :clap One of those and a Victorinox with the tweezers and tooth pick (probably no less sanitary than the average person's mouth after sucking in road fumes and crap for a day...
Forum: Thumpers 12-10-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 3,617
Views: 572,505
Posted By markk53
Would you HAVE to run a plastic tank or do you...

Would you HAVE to run a plastic tank or do you just want more volume? If it's more volume you could consider the RotoPax 1 gallon set up, attaching it either to the rack or make a side rack to fit...
Forum: Thumpers 12-10-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,407
Posted By markk53
Why didn't you tell us what you really thought...

Why didn't you tell us what you really thought instead of being so tactful? :lol3


I agree to a point. Honda builds the finest bikes to a price point. If any other manufacturer built a bike to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-09-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 358
Views: 10,018
Posted By markk53
Good for you... did you notice Columbus Ohio,...

Good for you... did you notice Columbus Ohio, just underneath Delaware and realize Delaware is the city, but the surrounding area south, where I teach, is the bedroom community for all the growth in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-09-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,710
Posted By markk53
I put a 1/2" riser on the superbike bars a 550...

I put a 1/2" riser on the superbike bars a 550 Zephyr has, for similar reasons. I don't have any issues and actually raised the rear and put a lower profile tire on the bike too, to quicken the...
Forum: Thumpers 12-09-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 3,617
Views: 572,505
Posted By markk53
I don't know about the issues with KLRs, but I do...

I don't know about the issues with KLRs, but I do not actually recall any oiling issues with the KLX at all. With 47,000 miles on my engine I've not had any issues whatsoever, nor read of any...
Forum: Thumpers 12-08-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 3,617
Views: 572,505
Posted By markk53
The rotor bolt patterns are the same because the...

The rotor bolt patterns are the same because the hubs are the same. The C has a 300mm rotor to start, where the R is a 250 or something like that. The part you need to be concerned with is if the...
Forum: Thumpers 12-08-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 3,617
Views: 572,505
Posted By markk53
Under the pressure of a positive pump - as all...

Under the pressure of a positive pump - as all oil pumps are - the pressure would remain the same through out the pressurized portion, regardless of the additional volume considering all the...
Forum: Thumpers 12-08-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,234
Posted By markk53
I figured the whole thing was goofy as snot...

I figured the whole thing was goofy as snot whenever I read the part about rounding to the nearest hundredth taking a 650 and calling it a 1000! What the... :huh

At least showing a real 1000cc...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-08-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,701
Posted By markk53
My problem with ear plugs is too little sound. ...

My problem with ear plugs is too little sound. Everything is so quiet I end up going too fast, at least on a smooth engined bike. I need some noise to know what's going on. Otherwise unless I'm...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-08-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 358
Views: 10,018
Posted By markk53
No, I'm saying if you have to take serious...

No, I'm saying if you have to take serious evasive action all the time on the street you need to either take up a different interest or open your eyes and pay attention. I haven't had a serious...
Forum: Thumpers 12-08-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 3,617
Views: 572,505
Posted By markk53
Not sure how they tap the cover, but it would...

Not sure how they tap the cover, but it would have to be a way to do the flow to enable flow to a cooler, then back through the filter. I'm not clear on direction of flow, is it from center of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-07-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 389
Posted By markk53
True off road knobbies have a weird sizing code,...

True off road knobbies have a weird sizing code, but still you're right. The dual sport tires come in wider sizes, where the off road tires don't. You might find a 5.10 knobby, which equates to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-07-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 358
Views: 10,018
Posted By markk53
He did, you wrote that! :lol3 You made it...

He did, you wrote that! :lol3

You made it sound like you're frequently a downed rider! :rofl


But if you're constantly having to take serious evasive maneuvers every time you ride you still...
Forum: Thumpers 12-07-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 3,617
Views: 572,505
Posted By markk53
The KLX450, based on the KX450F, holds 1.37...

The KLX450, based on the KX450F, holds 1.37 litres of oil versus the 2.20 of the KLX650. So it might need an oil cooler, but probably benefits from added capacity as much as the cooler.

That...
Forum: Equipment 12-06-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 560
Posted By markk53
They're useable any time. They limit the range...

They're useable any time. They limit the range of travel in the event of a crash. The origin I believe was part of the spin off of neck protection from the Dale Earnhart Sr death. Car...
Forum: Thumpers 12-06-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 3,617
Views: 572,505
Posted By markk53
Since the fan on my bike comes on so seldom I've...

Since the fan on my bike comes on so seldom I've never considered an oil cooler. Takes drastic situations - hot day stopped for prolonged times - to start, then stops when cool enough.

I have...
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