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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-18-2013, 03:06 PM
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Views: 1,902
Posted By stefer
Thanks everyone for your contributions. I think...

Thanks everyone for your contributions. I think I'll pick up David Houge's book and try to clear up some misconceptions in my head. That book lnewgban posted looks amazing, but there isn't enough...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-15-2013, 08:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,902
Posted By stefer
I think LuciferMutt's explanation makes much...

I think LuciferMutt's explanation makes much sense. Look at this wikipedia animation of Weave: Weave Animation (http://www2.ee.ic.ac.uk/cap/cappp/projects/2/files/weave_0_65.avi)

Vs the wikipedia...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-15-2013, 08:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,902
Posted By stefer
A tank slapper has the pivot point at the rear...

A tank slapper has the pivot point at the rear wheel's contact patch with the yaw (and some roll) developing instability, right? I think we are on the same page, just different meanings to the phrase...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-15-2013, 08:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,902
Posted By stefer
Perhaps it wasn't a tank slapper. It may have...

Perhaps it wasn't a tank slapper. It may have been was a weave (as suggested below) or something else -- but the bike was certainly oscillating back and forth and not moving off to the side.

I can...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-14-2013, 09:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,902
Posted By stefer
Question Rear Flat Tire induced Tank Slapper

Hi,

I've done a few searches to no avail. I'm hoping to gain some insight from the responses.

Anyways today I was driving on the interstate (~65mph) on my 06 KLR650. I started getting a weird...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-17-2012, 02:38 PM
Replies: 8,180
Views: 745,167
Posted By stefer
FYI: Check out http://www.dualsportmaps.com/ ...

FYI: Check out http://www.dualsportmaps.com/

Very useful resource.
Forum: Americas 12-16-2012, 06:28 PM
Replies: 511
Views: 48,805
Posted By stefer
Forgot to subscribe to the thread. :deal

Forgot to subscribe to the thread. :deal
Forum: Americas 12-16-2012, 06:26 PM
Replies: 511
Views: 48,805
Posted By stefer
I plan on doing the full TAT some time late May...

I plan on doing the full TAT some time late May to July. Interesting thread, it'll be interesting which direction it goes.

Hopefully I'll be able to track down some others interested in going as a...
Forum: Thumpers 09-01-2012, 08:54 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 36,462
Posted By stefer
Thanks reverend! Always looking for a fun way to...

Thanks reverend! Always looking for a fun way to upgrade the klr. :)
Forum: Thumpers 08-22-2012, 10:10 AM
Replies: 5,235
Views: 1,256,455
Posted By stefer
Clever kawadad. FWIW: There is a fairly...

Clever kawadad.

FWIW: There is a fairly popular mod for the stock tank that better drains the left side, but I don't remember the details.

I need to do something because when I run around town,...
Forum: Equipment 08-19-2012, 05:47 PM
Replies: 1,387
Views: 704,886
Posted By stefer
Newner, I saw the NewnerLoop a few days ago, but...

Newner, I saw the NewnerLoop a few days ago, but saw it again as I passed by just now. You provided me with a little chuckle to add to an otherwise lousy day. :)
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2012, 07:04 AM
Replies: 5,235
Views: 1,256,455
Posted By stefer
lol It also doubles as a scarecrow!:D

lol


It also doubles as a scarecrow!:D
Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2012, 05:14 PM
Replies: 5,235
Views: 1,256,455
Posted By stefer
I bought this from rocky mountain atv...

I bought this from rocky mountain atv (http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p/43/53/218/947/-/-/103018/Tusk-T-10-Aluminum-7-8%22-Handlebar-CR-High-Bend-Silver?ref=gmc).

Atv sport bend is nearly...
Forum: Thumpers 08-10-2012, 09:17 AM
Replies: 5,235
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Posted By stefer
http://rantz72.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/inconce...

http://rantz72.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/inconceivable.jpg

:D


Okay, seriously though - I've filed it, dremmeled it, and drilled at it. It kind of looks like I've taken an end mill to it......
Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2012, 09:34 PM
Replies: 5,235
Views: 1,256,455
Posted By stefer
Absolutely. Just concerned about human error.

Absolutely. Just concerned about human error.
Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2012, 09:25 PM
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Posted By stefer
Here is the amazon reveiw I posted...

Here is the amazon reveiw I posted...
Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2012, 11:43 AM
Replies: 5,235
Views: 1,256,455
Posted By stefer
Okay, say I do decide to go with the index idea...

Okay, say I do decide to go with the index idea where I put an index mark on the crankshaft and align the rotor while torquing it down....

How accurate do I have to get the rotor?

According to...
Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2012, 08:27 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 36,462
Posted By stefer
What is the "F-reservoir"? Swap with another...

What is the "F-reservoir"? Swap with another bike?

Also...really like the TCI Front Rack.

FWIW, the MadStad Engineering Front Fairing Rack is about 40 shipped to your...
Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2012, 08:07 PM
Replies: 5,235
Views: 1,256,455
Posted By stefer
Thanks for talking some sense into me. This has...

Thanks for talking some sense into me. This has been extremely frustrating so I guess I overreacted. I don't usually get mad when working on stuff, but there have been a number of instances of...
Forum: Thumpers 08-04-2012, 10:10 AM
Replies: 5,235
Views: 1,256,455
Posted By stefer
I think I've done enough damage to justify...

I think I've done enough damage to justify changing out the crank shaft. Really bummed about it. :cry The key got the better of me.

How difficult is it to split the crankcase and reassemble? Is it...
Forum: Thumpers 07-31-2012, 09:12 PM
Replies: 5,235
Views: 1,256,455
Posted By stefer
Clever idea! I presume it is okay to stick a...

Clever idea!

I presume it is okay to stick a little counter sink shaped dimple in the bottom of the woodruff key slot?
Forum: Thumpers 07-31-2012, 06:25 PM
Replies: 5,235
Views: 1,256,455
Posted By stefer
And now, the moment we all have been waiting for....

And now, the moment we all have been waiting for. Crankshaft pictures.

I apologize for the quality. I took about 30 pictures to get ones that turned out this well. This was done with a lousy...
Forum: Thumpers 07-31-2012, 05:11 PM
Replies: 5,235
Views: 1,256,455
Posted By stefer
Hetzel, yeah it is filed down. Not a bad idea...

Hetzel, yeah it is filed down. Not a bad idea however. Certainly worth an attempt had I thought of it.

gonzo, square punch is a good idea. The key is certainly soft - dimples arn't hard to put in...
Forum: Thumpers 07-31-2012, 05:07 PM
Replies: 5,235
Views: 1,256,455
Posted By stefer
Pictures! Pictures! And a brief...

Pictures! Pictures!

And a brief design/building description...ie: Thickness of aluminum, how you bent it, fastened it...

I really like the underneath fender design.

EDIT: Just reread your...
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2012, 05:44 PM
Replies: 5,235
Views: 1,256,455
Posted By stefer
I understand what you are saying now, and that is...

I understand what you are saying now, and that is not a bad idea. Unfortunately the woodruff key is currently flush with the crankshaft.
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2012, 05:01 PM
Replies: 5,235
Views: 1,256,455
Posted By stefer
Lol, after reading dvgonzo's post, I finally...

Lol, after reading dvgonzo's post, I finally understand what you guys are talking about. When dusty_bottoms said: "Compressed air in a can" I thought he meant to get like a tin can and squirt...
Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2012, 06:04 PM
Replies: 5,235
Views: 1,256,455
Posted By stefer
You think so? I suppose it can't hurt to try it. ...

You think so? I suppose it can't hurt to try it.




Yes. But I quickly run into the issue of how far is too far to drill. I'll certainly keep that in mind though.



And Licky, please post...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-28-2012, 03:33 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 42,764
Posted By stefer
I'm sure this is on accident, but I can't see the...

I'm sure this is on accident, but I can't see the motorcycle because of all the people. :D



Great pictures people. :clap Some of them look like they belong in National Geographic.
Forum: Thumpers 07-28-2012, 12:01 PM
Replies: 5,235
Views: 1,256,455
Posted By stefer
Thanks guys for the suggestions. I...

Thanks guys for the suggestions.



I thought about a dremmel. It and my plumbing torch is at another house. I'm headed that way on Sunday, so I'll grab that then.

Any other ideas are...
Forum: Thumpers 07-28-2012, 09:54 AM
Replies: 5,235
Views: 1,256,455
Posted By stefer
I should elaborate.. I multiquoted a message from...

I should elaborate.. I multiquoted a message from a week ago and much of the history of that interaction is burred deep in this thread.

I didn't align my rotor correctly when I did the doohickey....
Forum: Thumpers 07-28-2012, 09:31 AM
Replies: 5,235
Views: 1,256,455
Posted By stefer
After a week of trying, I am not having any luck...

After a week of trying, I am not having any luck removing the mashed woodruff key from the crank shaft.

Any ideas?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-27-2012, 12:36 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 22,374
Posted By stefer
KLR 650... its power doesn't bother me, but but...

KLR 650... its power doesn't bother me, but but if I have to lug around a 400 lb bike, it would be nice to get better performance.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-27-2012, 11:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,927
Posted By stefer
Interestingly enough, such a device exists... ...

Interestingly enough, such a device exists...

http://www.bikebandit.com/hotdogger-food-warmer
Forum: Thumpers 07-26-2012, 07:29 PM
Replies: 5,235
Views: 1,256,455
Posted By stefer
I'll get you your dimensions. I have a gen 1....

I'll get you your dimensions. I have a gen 1. Don't know if that matters. I'll PM you with numbers sometime this weekend.
Forum: Thumpers 07-26-2012, 07:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,617
Posted By stefer
he he. I get that same picture in my head. ...

he he. I get that same picture in my head.

Note: I don't know how feasible it is this is just an idea: but what about putting them in between the ammo case panniers and the pannier mounting frame?...
Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2012, 07:30 AM
Replies: 5,235
Views: 1,256,455
Posted By stefer
Check out happy trails. Their customer services...

Check out happy trails. Their customer services is a mixed bag for me once or twice it has been subpar, but mostly great.

sport tour.com has 209 shipped motech crash bars - that saves you about 50...
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2012, 11:51 AM
Replies: 5,235
Views: 1,256,455
Posted By stefer
Sorry nevermind. I was thinking about a different...

Sorry nevermind. I was thinking about a different o ring.
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2012, 11:05 AM
Replies: 5,235
Views: 1,256,455
Posted By stefer
Why do you need to change your o ring? That...

Why do you need to change your o ring?

That sounds like a loaded question - but it isn't - I'm legitimately curious. Apparently pre 96 didn't even have the o ring.
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2012, 08:36 AM
Replies: 5,235
Views: 1,256,455
Posted By stefer
fwiw: Over at rockymountain atv, you can get em...

fwiw:
Over at rockymountain atv, you can get em for about 30 dollars plus 10-15 for the plastic spoiler.

I went with tusk mitts instead of the plastic spoilers. When it is cold, I'll use the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2012, 06:37 PM
Replies: 5,235
Views: 1,256,455
Posted By stefer
I bought the drill through subframe mod. I'll...

I bought the drill through subframe mod. I'll install it just as soon as Fedex gets around to delivering my motech crash bars. Out for delivery 3 days, no driver appearances.
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