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Forum: Thumpers 11-28-2008, 09:04 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,267
Posted By wickedsprint
So stop crashing and flooding your bike...

So stop crashing and flooding your bike already:lol3 The stock carb works great for what the bike was designed to excel at. You mentioned the choke plate issue, this is something I forgot about,...
Forum: Road warriors 11-27-2008, 06:45 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 79,746
Posted By wickedsprint
Funniest thing I have read all week.:lol3

Funniest thing I have read all week.:lol3
Forum: Thumpers 11-27-2008, 06:41 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,267
Posted By wickedsprint
I used zip ties to to hold it, just don't do them...

I used zip ties to to hold it, just don't do them too tight.
Forum: Thumpers 11-27-2008, 06:40 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,267
Posted By wickedsprint
You were born in Africa? Neat.

You were born in Africa? Neat.
Forum: Thumpers 11-27-2008, 10:38 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,267
Posted By wickedsprint
Sold the 650R and it's been 4 years since I last...

Sold the 650R and it's been 4 years since I last set foot in Austin..one of my fav cities though.
Forum: The Garage 11-26-2008, 09:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,730
Posted By wickedsprint
Update..good news of sorts..just got final...

Update..good news of sorts..just got final word...only going to be a 6 month deployment.
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2008, 08:55 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,267
Posted By wickedsprint
I'm sorry it didn't work out for you, I was...

I'm sorry it didn't work out for you, I was hoping the lower altitude(assume you live below 6k+ of my elevation) would have helped you.
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2008, 08:54 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,267
Posted By wickedsprint
While I can be a jackass, I had your best...

While I can be a jackass, I had your best intentions at heart :) I hear really good things about the flatslide setups, but never coughed up the dough to try them myself.
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2008, 07:43 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,267
Posted By wickedsprint
I ride a WR250X..I'd lose :lol3

I ride a WR250X..I'd lose :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2008, 07:31 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,267
Posted By wickedsprint
Laugh all you want, given a stock carb tuned...

Laugh all you want, given a stock carb tuned properly, and an edelbrock tuned for what it does best, the stocker will run away every time.

I'm curious what you have done to turn...
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2008, 04:34 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,267
Posted By wickedsprint
Get your money back, that carb is a compromise,...

Get your money back, that carb is a compromise, you'll be trading topend power for..well nothing over a stock carb that is adjusted well. They don't make a needle with the right taper to NOT be a...
Forum: Road warriors 11-10-2008, 07:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,127
Posted By wickedsprint
While I LOVE my literbikes(see sig), between...

While I LOVE my literbikes(see sig), between those two the Busa is a better bike, both in terms of outright speed potential and durability. I've never been a real fan of gixxers. If you have long...
Forum: Road warriors 11-04-2008, 04:02 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 8,192
Posted By wickedsprint
I rode a buddies streetrod, liked it, the engine...

I rode a buddies streetrod, liked it, the engine reminded me a little of my old Vmax but I felt it signed off a bit early, or it was just making a lot less power and geared shorter as a bandaid...
Forum: Road warriors 10-28-2008, 04:20 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 14,911
Posted By wickedsprint
Only 142hp..belt drive and 6k valve intervals...

Only 142hp..belt drive and 6k valve intervals namely...:lol3:lol3

The Japanese liter bikes are delivering almost 200hp with service intervals as high as 26k(R1) for considerably less coin.

How...
Forum: Road warriors 10-22-2008, 05:50 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 8,192
Posted By wickedsprint
I would actually really like HD if they were...

I would actually really like HD if they were priced a a wee cheaper...as it is I REALLY like the Crossbones, but not for 17k...for 12k..absolutely.
Forum: Road warriors 10-22-2008, 05:13 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 8,192
Posted By wickedsprint
Obsolete depends on your definition, just because...

Obsolete depends on your definition, just because the new year model may be better does not render the old/current one obsolete. Performance wise air-cooled Harleys were obsolete back in the 50's.
Forum: Face plant 10-17-2008, 06:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,474
Posted By wickedsprint
Here is a followup pic showing what even 25-30mph...

Here is a followup pic showing what even 25-30mph can do without a real jacket.
Forum: Road warriors 10-16-2008, 04:26 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 12,080
Posted By wickedsprint
It sounds cool, but all I know is a saying that...

It sounds cool, but all I know is a saying that rings true from my father; "there is no such thing as a free lunch"..meaning something performance wise had to be given up in order to switch to that...
Forum: Thumpers 10-13-2008, 02:20 PM
Replies: 4,305
Views: 591,366
Posted By wickedsprint
I seriously miss my 96'. I got it shortly after I...

I seriously miss my 96'. I got it shortly after I turned 16 and rode that thing absolutely everywhere..interstates with 85mph traffic..the woods..neighborhoods..and pretty much treated the throttle...
Forum: The Garage 10-13-2008, 01:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 992
Posted By wickedsprint
Just POS spam cans at the moment, actually...

Just POS spam cans at the moment, actually looking to start building something along the lines of an RV-8 when I get back from deployment...always wanted to own my own.
Forum: The Garage 10-13-2008, 08:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 992
Posted By wickedsprint
This is probably the most informative thing about...

This is probably the most informative thing about aluminum I have ever read, thank you. I probably should have clarified my aviation background for the likes of FB in that I simply know when to ask...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-13-2008, 07:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 675
Posted By wickedsprint
It's alive!

Well I finally got the 08 Zuma back together after the clutch springs/rollers/intake and Leo Vince exhaust. It runs like a champ now too..pulling strongly to around 35..then it struggles the last bit...
Forum: The Garage 10-13-2008, 07:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 992
Posted By wickedsprint
I'm also guessing it's not surface hardened, if...

I'm also guessing it's not surface hardened, if it was it probably would not have gouged so easily.
Forum: Battle scooters 10-13-2008, 07:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 679
Posted By wickedsprint
Disregard, I'm an idiot, forgot you have to grab...

Disregard, I'm an idiot, forgot you have to grab ahold of the brakes on these..not used to that.
Forum: Battle scooters 10-13-2008, 07:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 679
Posted By wickedsprint
quick questionfor zuma owners...

Trying to troubleshoot whether or not the battery is dead, threw a tender on it and it came back with charged almost too quickly. Starter will not engage and not even make a peep..nor does the...
Forum: Thumpers 10-13-2008, 06:12 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,097
Posted By wickedsprint
I just picked up the X version and it amazes me...

I just picked up the X version and it amazes me how much power this thing has for only a 250, it'll smoke my old XT350...has more low end and pulls harder on top.
Forum: The Garage 10-12-2008, 08:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,730
Posted By wickedsprint
I was not under the impression I get to come back...

I was not under the impression I get to come back halfway, if so that'd be sweet.
Forum: The Garage 10-12-2008, 08:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 992
Posted By wickedsprint
I already know it isn't pregnant.

I already know it isn't pregnant.
Forum: The Garage 10-12-2008, 08:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 992
Posted By wickedsprint
Don't have any dye.

Don't have any dye.
Forum: The Garage 10-12-2008, 05:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 992
Posted By wickedsprint
I just hope this chunk of aluminum isn't just...

I just hope this chunk of aluminum isn't just surface hardened, if that's the case then it's definitely weakened.
Forum: The Garage 10-12-2008, 05:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 992
Posted By wickedsprint
Close, it's the supermoto version..so its...

Close, it's the supermoto version..so its offroadability is debatable. I just didn't want the front end taking a vacation while I was riding it.
Forum: The Garage 10-12-2008, 05:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 992
Posted By wickedsprint
Coming from an aircraft background and knowing...

Coming from an aircraft background and knowing that sharp edges cause cracks is what has me agreeing with you. I followed up with it again on the dremel using a very small stone and made multiple...
Forum: The Garage 10-12-2008, 02:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 992
Posted By wickedsprint
Should I replace this fork leg..pic

So as mentioned in face plant I had a minor low speed get off on the WR250X and lightly gouged the lower casting of the fork leg where it grabs the axle. I took a dremel to it and smoothed out as...
Forum: The Garage 10-12-2008, 08:46 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,730
Posted By wickedsprint
I appreciate the advice guys..I know bikes...

I appreciate the advice guys..I know bikes sometimes sit on dealer floors for a couple years as well so this all gives me a warm fuzzy.
Forum: The Garage 10-11-2008, 08:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,730
Posted By wickedsprint
Everything I also read suggests oil in the...

Everything I also read suggests oil in the sparkplug holes...but that is a nightmare on this engine..also consider that the cylinder walls are plated..which I would assume won't rust during extended...
Forum: The Garage 10-11-2008, 07:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,730
Posted By wickedsprint
Storing bikes for a year while deployed...questions

So I have a good friend I trust to babysit my bikes for my impending yr long deployment, however I'm not entirely comfortable letting him actually ride my ZX-10 un-supervised. So..with that..I'm...
Forum: Face plant 10-08-2008, 05:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,474
Posted By wickedsprint
Watch those new tires!

So this has to be some kind of new record...2 miles on the odo on my WR250X and when I went to make a right hand turn..at a speed slower than I usually take on my streetbike..it went out from under...
Forum: Thumpers 10-08-2008, 06:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,947
Posted By wickedsprint
Neat bike, I really like the new version of the...

Neat bike, I really like the new version of the XT, it appears to be built a lot better than the one it replaced.
Forum: Thumpers 10-08-2008, 06:05 AM
Replies: 43,321
Views: 8,210,858
Posted By wickedsprint
I think they could do something more elegant with...

I think they could do something more elegant with the charge tube though, but I'm sure the final product won't look like that 100%
Forum: Thumpers 10-07-2008, 09:21 PM
Replies: 43,321
Views: 8,210,858
Posted By wickedsprint
I would venture that perhaps the yamaha is still...

I would venture that perhaps the yamaha is still less likely to grenade :)
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