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Forum: Thumpers Today, 12:27 PM
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Posted By 8gv
Maybe that's the DR that OJ used in his slow...

Maybe that's the DR that OJ used in his slow speed chase?
Forum: Thumpers Today, 12:08 PM
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Posted By 8gv
It's the sound of all the retirees walking...

It's the sound of all the retirees walking...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 09:11 PM
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Posted By 8gv
NEVER do the math...:deal

NEVER do the math...:deal
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 06:05 PM
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Posted By 8gv
I think you need a code to get a sticker but I...

I think you need a code to get a sticker but I don't know what it is. Otherwise you get three stickers.
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 12:21 PM
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Posted By 8gv
Tool tube: What type of cap could be made...

Tool tube:

What type of cap could be made that takes away a minimum of interior space?
Forum: Thumpers 03-01-2015, 09:29 PM
Replies: 105,376
Views: 20,915,480
Posted By 8gv
There's a YouTube tutorial explaining how to work...

There's a YouTube tutorial explaining how to work around the switch with a jumper up under the seat.
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2015, 03:46 PM
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Posted By 8gv
The only issues I've ever had with shifting were...

The only issues I've ever had with shifting were solved by tightening the shift lever on the shift shaft. Did you check that?
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2015, 05:31 AM
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Posted By 8gv
36... Isn't that the international code for...

36...

Isn't that the international code for "where we buried the body"?
Forum: Thumpers 02-26-2015, 08:38 PM
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Posted By 8gv
Go ahead...click the link...you know you want...

Go ahead...click the link...you know you want to...
Forum: Thumpers 02-26-2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 105,376
Views: 20,915,480
Posted By 8gv
It's helpful to know where you're starting when...

It's helpful to know where you're starting when you buy a used bike.

Right now you don't know the status of the valves. Check them and you will.

I don't know the factory reccomended...
Forum: Ride reports 02-25-2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,906
Posted By 8gv
Soft bags hurt less.

Soft bags hurt less.
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2015, 08:41 AM
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Posted By 8gv
Mono nostril...

Mono nostril...
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2015, 06:30 AM
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Posted By 8gv
I had a 100 mile distraction with a bee. ...

I had a 100 mile distraction with a bee.

The story is buried in the first RR below.

To our wounded rider...

Heal well.
Forum: Americas 02-22-2015, 05:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 654
Posted By 8gv
Hopewell Rocks in NB. Meat Cove on CBI.

Hopewell Rocks in NB.

Meat Cove on CBI.
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2015, 03:06 PM
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Posted By 8gv
I love my DR... for everything but wood...

I love my DR...

for everything but wood splitting!

For that I use a maul. My secret to success?

Have some other use for the tough to split pieces. Our fire pit enjoys all the twisted,...
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2015, 06:12 PM
Replies: 2,011
Views: 285,077
Posted By 8gv
You'll see the biggest difference when going up...

You'll see the biggest difference when going up hills.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-17-2015, 06:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 800
Posted By 8gv
Explosive shrinkage...

Explosive shrinkage...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-15-2015, 05:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 677
Posted By 8gv
For $140 I can teach you how to crash. I'm very...

For $140 I can teach you how to crash. I'm very experienced at that. :lol3

Value is in the eye of the beholder. While this program is out of my reach, I'd bet that there are plenty who have the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-14-2015, 05:35 PM
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Views: 20,915,480
Posted By 8gv
They're multiplying rapidly...somebody call Pro...

They're multiplying rapidly...somebody call Pro Cycle and tell them to put on another shift!
Forum: Thumpers 02-13-2015, 02:55 PM
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Views: 20,915,480
Posted By 8gv
I use these side racks on my DR: ...

I use these side racks on my DR:

http://www.pmracks.com/products.php?id=3

They are good AND cheap!

My tail rack is the rare and enviable BBQ rack. :lol3

Here's a link for the Riggs bags. ...
Forum: Thumpers 02-13-2015, 02:36 PM
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Posted By 8gv
I had those for a few years in the Ranger size. ...

I had those for a few years in the Ranger size.

The negatives I found:

1) Not waterproof. They required gear to be protected with light weight dry bags or trash bags.

2) Not enough...
Forum: Thumpers 02-13-2015, 09:01 AM
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Views: 20,915,480
Posted By 8gv
It does seem like a lot but so far it has worked....

It does seem like a lot but so far it has worked.

Torque specs seem to fall in to two categories:

1) Don't overtighten and strip it.

2) Make it tight so it won't come undone.

In trying...
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2015, 04:08 PM
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Views: 20,915,480
Posted By 8gv
Is your bike that clean or did you shoot that...

Is your bike that clean or did you shoot that with a filter? :deal
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2015, 07:12 AM
Replies: 105,376
Views: 20,915,480
Posted By 8gv
Regarding valve adjustment screw lock nut...

Regarding valve adjustment screw lock nut torque...

In the absence of any specific # from Suzuki I have been using the spec from my previous bike, a KLR250. Kawasaki says 18 foot pounds. So far...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-06-2015, 06:47 AM
Replies: 5,135
Views: 513,303
Posted By 8gv
WR250 w/warranty

http://burlington.craigslist.org/mcy/4879288380.html
Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2015, 05:57 AM
Replies: 105,376
Views: 20,915,480
Posted By 8gv
I'm content with my stock exhaust, non USA needle...

I'm content with my stock exhaust, non USA needle and extended fuel screw.

That said, it seems that the blank slate of a stock bike allows one to personalize.

Undoing the P.O.'s tinkering can...
Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2015, 04:59 AM
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Posted By 8gv
Respect...coo coo ca choo

Respect...coo coo ca choo
Forum: Thumpers 02-05-2015, 01:24 PM
Replies: 105,376
Views: 20,915,480
Posted By 8gv
Great introduction but you left out some...

Great introduction but you left out some important information...

Which Beatles songs does you band play well?
Forum: Thumpers 02-05-2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 105,376
Views: 20,915,480
Posted By 8gv
Ya but...fried clam therapy???? Near as I...

Ya but...fried clam therapy????

Near as I can tell, Clambake is closed, Bayley's is closed and that leaves Ken's as our only hope. I suggest a pilgrimage to see if they're open. Please report...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-29-2015, 07:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 495
Posted By 8gv
My steed is chillin' in the shed while I crank...

My steed is chillin' in the shed while I crank the heat inside.:lol3
Forum: Ride reports 01-28-2015, 07:38 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 29,045
Posted By 8gv
My newly installed hip is aching just reading...

My newly installed hip is aching just reading this. I don't want to know what my old hip would do had I been on this ride. :eek1
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2015, 06:57 AM
Replies: 105,376
Views: 20,915,480
Posted By 8gv
That's ok Russ, at least you're not fixing it my...

That's ok Russ, at least you're not fixing it my way...by moving NORTH! :eek1
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2015, 01:51 PM
Replies: 2,011
Views: 285,077
Posted By 8gv
JD, Nice bike for a great price! Unless...

JD,

Nice bike for a great price!

Unless you have maintenance receipts indicating they've been checked/adjusted, check the valve clearances asap.

There's a good tutorial here:
...
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2015, 05:38 AM
Replies: 2,011
Views: 285,077
Posted By 8gv
Pics?

Pics?
Forum: Thumpers 01-18-2015, 10:18 PM
Replies: 105,376
Views: 20,915,480
Posted By 8gv
Shit! I'm a pilot a that made me cringe! ...

Shit! I'm a pilot a that made me cringe!

Riding that close to the edge would have me so spooked I'd be over the side pretty quick.
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 2,011
Views: 285,077
Posted By 8gv
Asking price is just that. Offer less. ...

Asking price is just that. Offer less. Depending where you are, that may end up being a great deal.

There are many abused and neglected ones out there. 2004 is the second to last model year. ...
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 105,376
Views: 20,915,480
Posted By 8gv
All this talk of scenery... I see it all...

All this talk of scenery...

I see it all 'cause I'm a friggin' slow poke! :deal
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-15-2015, 08:43 PM
Replies: 12,728
Views: 817,398
Posted By 8gv
Earthquakes...

So...

Is the latest seismic activity the result of the cummulative effect of riders crashing out there?

Inquiring minds want to know...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-11-2015, 09:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 495
Posted By 8gv
Sunday 190 east, Enfield

So I climbed into my car to go get my Home Depot fix and it was friggin' COLD!

48 hours ago I was in FL where at 60* everyone (but me) was bitchin' about how cold that is.

As I'm driving down...
Forum: Ride reports 01-08-2015, 07:09 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 81,335
Posted By 8gv
Discretion is the better part of valor. Whatever...

Discretion is the better part of valor. Whatever you did next, it allowed you to tell the story so good decision!

Riding partners are very helpful for the collection items left behind and parts...
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