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Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2015, 05:22 PM
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Posted By kawagumby
Sorry man, On a daily basis, there are several...

Sorry man,
On a daily basis, there are several alternate universes that I constantly travel to and from...sometimes I forget which one I'm in...what is a known fact in one universe seems to be BS in...
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2015, 02:05 PM
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Posted By kawagumby
RF, will you get arm pump? Are you kidding me? ...

RF, will you get arm pump? Are you kidding me?

Your ENTIRE body will be so pumped up you will think you died and went to heaven.
And no, you do not need a stabilizer with a WRR. Rock steady.:D
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2015, 11:23 AM
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Posted By kawagumby
My favorite road surface is chip-seal. Those tiny...

My favorite road surface is chip-seal. Those tiny little granite chips, make for the equivalent of a never-ending sanding belt. No flesh, no metal, no artificial compound can survive a 50 MPH...
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2015, 11:12 AM
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Posted By kawagumby
Okay, now it's time to teach YOU something. The...

Okay, now it's time to teach YOU something. The WRR advanced motorcycle machine IS a boulder in its own right. If the rock is sedimentary, or even hard metamorphic, the WRR will prevail. It is true...
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2015, 09:50 AM
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Posted By kawagumby
Oh yeah? Well, I ride TWO gears high on my WRR...

Oh yeah? Well, I ride TWO gears high on my WRR and pull away from KTM's at will. In the snow or sand. At altitude. In rock gardens. Deep mud. Even while snacking on twinkies with my hand off the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2015, 10:00 AM
Replies: 19,230
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Posted By kawagumby
I remember that gear, usually a small ad in the...

I remember that gear, usually a small ad in the back of the mag... I wonder if anyone ever bought any. I don't recall ever seeing anyone wearing it. I mean, LARRY WILCOX !?! "C'mon Ponch, let's...
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2015, 07:52 AM
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Posted By kawagumby
And the KX500 fork swap is an easy bolt-up! ...

And the KX500 fork swap is an easy bolt-up!
Even most KTM riders could do it. (well, some could, I think).
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2015, 07:47 AM
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Posted By kawagumby
Yeah, I've been scoping out craigslist for an 01...

Yeah, I've been scoping out craigslist for an 01 or 02 in good shape. We'll see... once my RMX is fully dialed I know I'm gonna need another project bike.
So many trails....so little time...:lol3
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2015, 07:42 AM
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Posted By kawagumby
Now that's what it's all about!:freaky

Now that's what it's all about!:freaky
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2015, 07:32 AM
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Posted By kawagumby
Dang it Ajay, do a fork swap! You won't regret...

Dang it Ajay, do a fork swap! You won't regret it.:deal Turns a good bike into a great bike. The head/carb work is a distant second that's just icing on the cake.
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2015, 08:25 PM
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Posted By kawagumby
No, but smaller is generally better on the trails...

No, but smaller is generally better on the trails I ride. Faster and much more fun. I've always wanted to put a big-bore kit on a YZ125 (used) and mod it for off-road, but I'm running out of time.
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2015, 04:46 PM
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Posted By kawagumby
That trailer looks crooked! Is it it fake...

That trailer looks crooked! Is it it fake mock-up attempt meant to impress?
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2015, 04:42 PM
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Posted By kawagumby
What's funny is most guys, probably the majority...

What's funny is most guys, probably the majority of everyone who chimes in here, can't use the power of a 500-600 cc engine, so they ride it at the level they can, which is using about 25HP of the 55...
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2015, 04:01 PM
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Posted By kawagumby
I don't know what kind of 250f you've been...

I don't know what kind of 250f you've been riding, but many put out lots of low-end as well as good rev-out. The YZ250F I had was a wheely-machine and could rev to the moon also... guys used to...
Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2015, 12:13 PM
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Posted By kawagumby
If you need to change the oil often Rotella is...

If you need to change the oil often Rotella is the best option IMO. I change it in my dirt bikes every couple of hours.
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2015, 01:20 PM
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Posted By kawagumby
LOL...speaking of hiking boots, I was road...

LOL...speaking of hiking boots, I was road testing some jetting yesterday and wearing an MX boot on the right (for kicking the bike over) and my low-top hiking boot (no kidding) on the left. My shoe...
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2015, 07:40 AM
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Posted By kawagumby
Ah, HFM, we live in a world of many perspectives....

Ah, HFM, we live in a world of many perspectives. None can claim the truth, as it is as fleeting as time itself.

However, yeah, I don't bother with engine performance mods on my WRR.:lol3

Kyns...
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2015, 03:43 PM
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Posted By kawagumby
I gots one. It is a superior well-engineered...

I gots one. It is a superior well-engineered do-it-all machine for those who can appreciate small bore engines tuned for longevity, durability and performance. Kyns appreciation of that machine is...
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2015, 11:55 AM
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Posted By kawagumby
Wouldn't that be linear momentum for angular?

Wouldn't that be linear momentum for angular?
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2015, 11:04 AM
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Posted By kawagumby
I bet you ride where there's a lot of traction. ...

I bet you ride where there's a lot of traction. Where I ride too high tire pressures mean you don't make the turn and go off a cliff. Seriously. I have never come across a rider who can use more...
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2015, 10:56 AM
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Posted By kawagumby
using the rear brake to turn? using the rear...

using the rear brake to turn?
using the rear brake to limit rpm surge over rough trails?
using the rear brake to bring the nose down when air-borne?
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2015, 10:47 AM
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Posted By kawagumby
I don't know about that. With std tubes if I...

I don't know about that. With std tubes if I don't run at least 13lbs or so, my rims would need to be replaced at least once a year, even at 13, I still get flatspots now and then. On my RMX, since...
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2015, 06:46 AM
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Posted By kawagumby
I was in a desert race that Larry Roeseler won. ...

I was in a desert race that Larry Roeseler won. He was interviewed at the podium afterwards and was asked how much tire pressure he used (this was before inserts and the course was very rocky and...
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2015, 10:44 AM
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Posted By kawagumby
Fear not Kyns, though they scuttle around your...

Fear not Kyns, though they scuttle around your ankles in their orange pantsuits, they mean no harm...

" It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or...
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2015, 05:44 PM
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Posted By kawagumby
Hi Simon, fellow WRR rider and WR450 forks user! ...

Hi Simon, fellow WRR rider and WR450 forks user!

I will never forget getting caught in a blizzard riding a CR500. The ground became frozen and heavy four-wheelers would pass me while I'd sit,...
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2015, 05:04 PM
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Posted By kawagumby
The WRR's weight is why it can climb snotty, wet...

The WRR's weight is why it can climb snotty, wet hills when ridden HARD. Combined with the high tire pressures (KYNS knows his stuff!) that rear tire will dig down below the really wet stuff to grab...
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2015, 11:36 AM
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Posted By kawagumby
I use the super heavy-duty enduro tubes. They are...

I use the super heavy-duty enduro tubes. They are heavy, but it beats a flat tire. Even if they puncture, they're heavy enough to get you home. I finished a desert race with a flat and didn't even...
Forum: Thumpers 06-22-2015, 05:54 PM
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Posted By kawagumby
Hollywood can afford to put another grand or...

Hollywood can afford to put another grand or sozzzz into a KTM to get the suzzpensionzzzz fiXXXZZZZD. :deal:lol3
Forum: Thumpers 06-21-2015, 09:43 PM
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Posted By kawagumby
Give me a break. If I could only be 55 again,...

Give me a break. If I could only be 55 again, LOL....
I kind of remember that's about the time I started some serious disintegrating. But don't worry, you won't remember what it was like back...
Forum: Thumpers 06-21-2015, 09:37 PM
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Posted By kawagumby
http://i591.photobucket.com/albums/ss354/AJjaxin/D...

http://i591.photobucket.com/albums/ss354/AJjaxin/DSCN2383.jpg

No more disco please.
Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2015, 12:01 PM
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Posted By kawagumby
You poor bast'ds. Still working? I retired and...

You poor bast'ds. Still working? I retired and still ride once a week or so. If I don't, I get the shakes. I used to ride 2-3 times a week but time is taking its toll.
Love my RMX. Fired it...
Forum: Thumpers 06-15-2015, 06:43 AM
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Posted By kawagumby
Even larger displacement thumpers tend to have...

Even larger displacement thumpers tend to have that characteristic. My TE310 was relatively weak on bottom and had a big rev-out, the KTM 350 EXC my bro-in-law has a similar torque curve.
In...
Forum: Thumpers 06-15-2015, 06:39 AM
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Posted By kawagumby
You ride with your great-grandkids, right?:wink:

You ride with your great-grandkids, right?:wink:
Forum: Thumpers 06-15-2015, 06:21 AM
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Posted By kawagumby
I met him at my last VCGP year 2000. What a...

I met him at my last VCGP year 2000. What a super nice guy! I loved that picture of him riding the naked (seatless) Maico.
Forum: Thumpers 06-15-2015, 06:16 AM
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Posted By kawagumby
Greatdog: "But I dig linear big power. MX...

Greatdog:

"But I dig linear big power. MX bikes are whole different ballgame. I think some people posting about de-tuning them haven't ridden one. Four stroke MX bikes hit HARDER than the old two...
Forum: Thumpers 06-07-2015, 07:31 PM
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Posted By kawagumby
An awakening of sorts? "I was just thinking...

An awakening of sorts?

"I was just thinking the other day...couldn't a person simple drain some oil and add new stuff to stretch the intervals between oil changes? Seems like a simple option? But...
Forum: Thumpers 06-04-2015, 06:19 PM
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Posted By kawagumby
Exactly! So's the RMX....:deal :beer

Exactly! So's the RMX....:deal

:beer
Forum: Thumpers 06-04-2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 19,230
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Posted By kawagumby
Horrible ergos? Yeah, I guess you must like...

Horrible ergos?
Yeah, I guess you must like seat heights of 38+ inches and shitty forks. Good for you.
However,
I've never seen you on a modern bike, anyways.... so what the hell do you know? :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 06-04-2015, 12:06 PM
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Posted By kawagumby
You guys are clueless. Seriously. I...

You guys are clueless. Seriously.

I recently sold a Husky 2014 TE250 with the six-speed and electric start.
Why? Because KTM hasn't figured out how to build good forks yet (and other reasons...
Forum: Thumpers 06-01-2015, 01:10 PM
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Posted By kawagumby
Based on what transpired this morning in my...

Based on what transpired this morning in my bathroom, I'd say shit accelerates pretty quickly sometimes...:deal

Ah, that Mexican food....:D
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