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Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2015, 06:50 AM
Replies: 12,775
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Posted By Ed@Ford
In the good old US of A we don't EVER have to...

In the good old US of A we don't EVER have to worry about so much as SEEING a 350 Freeride, much less ride it! 100 kg dirt bike is a real dream!
Forum: Road warriors 05-18-2015, 03:56 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 31,006
Posted By Ed@Ford
WOW! Didn't know there was a blow off valve in...

WOW! Didn't know there was a blow off valve in the air box. Only thing I knew was that with blow thru carbs will never lean out and lead to piston melt-down. I DID know that they were the last of the...
Forum: Road warriors 05-17-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 31,006
Posted By Ed@Ford
Back in the day when I had my seca turbo, there...

Back in the day when I had my seca turbo, there was a kit that allowed the turbocharger to overboost, then slowly open the waste gate after a few seconds. I calibrated the boost gage....6psi was...
Forum: Thumpers 05-17-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 12,775
Views: 2,485,624
Posted By Ed@Ford
Years after the Honda Turbo F1 engines were...

Years after the Honda Turbo F1 engines were banned, I met the guy from Shell responsible for the fuel they used. He said it was as similar to street gasoline as street gasoline is to water. Also, the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-15-2015, 04:22 AM
Replies: 8,751
Views: 2,499,207
Posted By Ed@Ford
For the REALLY minimalist thinking out there, try...

For the REALLY minimalist thinking out there, try Wal-Mart. I was amazed last week as they had Coleman branded chinese mini bikes for $899...has the horizontal 125cc honda like engine with 17/14...
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2015, 04:22 AM
Replies: 12,775
Views: 2,485,624
Posted By Ed@Ford
BOBfab: Did you make up your own sideracks, or...

BOBfab: Did you make up your own sideracks, or are they some modified now-defunct-wolfman racks?
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2015, 07:38 AM
Replies: 12,775
Views: 2,485,624
Posted By Ed@Ford
Nope....my assumptions are 100% correct. KTM has...

Nope....my assumptions are 100% correct. KTM has been doing the high gearing business for over 10 years on their "Street legal dual sport EXC models"...because gee whiz...where are they...
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2015, 04:52 AM
Replies: 12,775
Views: 2,485,624
Posted By Ed@Ford
The JRM: Although your message is clear and well...

The JRM: Although your message is clear and well explained, it will stir up the old whipping boy about sprockets and gearing. I will add the important thing for everyone to consider is simply "do the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-05-2015, 06:01 AM
Replies: 12,775
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Posted By Ed@Ford
FORCE: Yup...having friends with CRF's and WR's...

FORCE: Yup...having friends with CRF's and WR's I've heard that same story. Learn, crash less, save some embarrassment, eventually move "up" to normal ride heights!
Forum: Thumpers 05-02-2015, 06:46 AM
Replies: 12,775
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Posted By Ed@Ford
RALLYEMAN: Keep up the pix, info, and hard work...

RALLYEMAN: Keep up the pix, info, and hard work prepping for '16 Dakar
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2015, 09:56 AM
Replies: 12,775
Views: 2,485,624
Posted By Ed@Ford
Those sweet cheeks thingies are an oldie but a...

Those sweet cheeks thingies are an oldie but a goodie....sad the guy has to put all kinda legal caveats on the site about using them.....
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2015, 04:45 AM
Replies: 12,775
Views: 2,485,624
Posted By Ed@Ford
Let me offer some commentary about EFI. The...

Let me offer some commentary about EFI. The ENTIRE reason behind EFI over carburetors goes back to the late 60's, early 70's when emissions, fuel economy, and unleaded gasoline were mandated by EPA....
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2015, 04:17 AM
Replies: 12,775
Views: 2,485,624
Posted By Ed@Ford
Picture please....as I really doubt it's a gold...

Picture please....as I really doubt it's a gold wing king/queen design...and I'll be the first to agree, the seat concepts CRF seat was an improvement...but it's not quite "there"...in terms of of an...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-30-2015, 03:29 PM
Replies: 1,695
Views: 202,089
Posted By Ed@Ford
All I can say is that in ADVrider where...

All I can say is that in ADVrider where individuals are providing tracklogs like those for TeT, TwvT, TbrT etc, the "signup page" is most often at the beginning of the thread.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-29-2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 1,695
Views: 202,089
Posted By Ed@Ford
I think it oughta stay, as the maps that are...

I think it oughta stay, as the maps that are there are massively helpful for individual(s) to brew their own adventure routes....almost everything is in delorme atlases, garmin software etc, plus the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-29-2015, 07:30 AM
Replies: 1,695
Views: 202,089
Posted By Ed@Ford
page 1 "Distribution of the file(s) is on hold. "...

page 1 "Distribution of the file(s) is on hold. "

is that in some uncomprehendible language?
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2015, 06:28 PM
Replies: 12,775
Views: 2,485,624
Posted By Ed@Ford
Acerbis tank & tank bag

I'm no big fan of tank bags, BUT...the nice big Acerbis tank for the CRF with it's fine big non locking filler cap has a fine erect penis of a vent hose....WTF are folks doing when they finally...
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 9,249
Views: 1,967,957
Posted By Ed@Ford
For what it's worth, I put a big XR600R tank on...

For what it's worth, I put a big XR600R tank on my 1990 XR250R....had to make brackets like offwheelin did...biggest job is the big hole for the black donuts....I made cardboard ones first....had to...
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2015, 05:27 AM
Replies: 12,775
Views: 2,485,624
Posted By Ed@Ford
CraigBKK: Wow....is that pristeen or what!?

CraigBKK: Wow....is that pristeen or what!?
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2015, 11:06 AM
Replies: 12,775
Views: 2,485,624
Posted By Ed@Ford
SCOOT: The Acerbis looks excellent in the clear....

SCOOT: The Acerbis looks excellent in the clear. What's your opinion of the fit of the plastic shrouds?
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2015, 04:44 AM
Replies: 12,775
Views: 2,485,624
Posted By Ed@Ford
Docking pilot: How did the "body panels" go back...

Docking pilot: How did the "body panels" go back on? Tweeking req'd?

Michaelkozera: great data on your engine development
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2015, 04:41 AM
Replies: 12,775
Views: 2,485,624
Posted By Ed@Ford
STRAY DOG: The 450 is not "born" street legal in...

STRAY DOG: The 450 is not "born" street legal in the USA...It can be converted to be street legal in a state like Michigan, but it's not a trivial process, as for example the tires are...
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2015, 04:34 AM
Replies: 12,775
Views: 2,485,624
Posted By Ed@Ford
looks like another to add to "ignore"...

looks like another to add to "ignore" list...we'll ignore buying his manual cam chain tensioner
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2015, 03:03 PM
Replies: 12,775
Views: 2,485,624
Posted By Ed@Ford
Yes, Honda USA makes the final decision on what...

Yes, Honda USA makes the final decision on what comes here. If they decide they won't sell enough of a particular model to make a ho-jillion dollars off it it doesn't get selected. the "plain...
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2015, 04:51 AM
Replies: 12,775
Views: 2,485,624
Posted By Ed@Ford
Yup....read the owner's manual...there was...

Yup....read the owner's manual...there was something in there about the tip-over-sensor....and reset
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2015, 04:49 AM
Replies: 12,775
Views: 2,485,624
Posted By Ed@Ford
RE: CRF300L....Yeah, I kinda rekindled the CRF300...

RE: CRF300L....Yeah, I kinda rekindled the CRF300 "Wishing" because: I really enjoy my 250, but there are times when it needs "just a bit more" power, even though I have EJK and like it. Then if...
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2015, 04:27 AM
Replies: 8,751
Views: 2,499,207
Posted By Ed@Ford
Spud: Sounds like a winner! Did it come with the...

Spud: Sounds like a winner! Did it come with the optional rear tire?...I seem to recall 16 was standard with a 17 upgrade...or some such thing.
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 12,775
Views: 2,485,624
Posted By Ed@Ford
When I installed the 685 big bore kit on my...

When I installed the 685 big bore kit on my KLR650, it failed to suck as much oil as the stock piston and rings...the Wiseco 440 kit in my XR400R Honda failed to be as slow as it was originally, or...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-20-2015, 12:15 PM
Replies: 1,695
Views: 202,089
Posted By Ed@Ford
Found 1881 here:...

Found 1881 here: http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprdb5392127.pdf maps # 29 & 30. 1881 seems to meet 36E and 318 to get down to county level roads....sure looks like a real rat maze....
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-20-2015, 08:33 AM
Replies: 1,695
Views: 202,089
Posted By Ed@Ford
I plan to be in the area in the next weeks....do...

I plan to be in the area in the next weeks....do you know the approximate BRP mile marker for 1881?
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 12,775
Views: 2,485,624
Posted By Ed@Ford
Funny you should mention a TL125 Honda...

Funny you should mention a TL125 Honda trials....had one. Put a big fin Yoshimura 138cc kit with higher compression, ran premium fuel, fiddled with cam sprocket timing, and advancing the ignition...
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2015, 05:48 AM
Replies: 12,775
Views: 2,485,624
Posted By Ed@Ford
Exactly, drop a tooth on the C/S sprocket, and...

Exactly, drop a tooth on the C/S sprocket, and fiddle with slack in the throttle cables, and I vaguely recall dragging the rear brake as a method to manage chain slack for lofting over logs etc
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2015, 04:01 AM
Replies: 12,775
Views: 2,485,624
Posted By Ed@Ford
Just sold off my XR400 with a 440 big bore kit,...

Just sold off my XR400 with a 440 big bore kit, and am keeping my CRF250L. Sure, XR electrics are pitiful, the 5 speed is pretty close ratio, and without a huge slow jet (70), externally adjustable...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 04-17-2015, 03:54 AM
Replies: 1,499
Sticky: Tet
Views: 157,864
Posted By Ed@Ford
Thanks...Tried to do some riding thru/around...

Thanks...Tried to do some riding thru/around Michaud way back before TeT, TPAT, and GPS.....was not real sucessful....it was a real maze.
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 04-16-2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 1,499
Sticky: Tet
Views: 157,864
Posted By Ed@Ford
I'm going thru some old TeT files....I can't find...

I'm going thru some old TeT files....I can't find anything around Ligonier. What was the name on the specific track(s) around Ligonier and Pittsburg? Does it meet up with TwvT around Wheeling?
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2015, 05:08 PM
Replies: 12,775
Views: 2,485,624
Posted By Ed@Ford
Ages ago, guys put boiling water in their plastic...

Ages ago, guys put boiling water in their plastic aftermarket tanks once they are bolted in place. Inflate them with 5ps of air, then let them cool....more volume, and they "firm up" in place. Don't...
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 12,775
Views: 2,485,624
Posted By Ed@Ford
TK: Watching your progress....I've never been...

TK: Watching your progress....I've never been satisfied with any aftermarket tank....even the simple ones with just a petcock, hope you show us a better way...as I'm not excited to hang tanks like...
Forum: Thumpers 04-10-2015, 03:52 AM
Replies: 12,775
Views: 2,485,624
Posted By Ed@Ford
My limited experience with specifying and...

My limited experience with specifying and procuring industrial PLC's tells me they are "armored" to withstand very high levels of RFI (Radio Frequency Interference)...well beyond what "automotive"...
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2015, 04:58 AM
Replies: 12,775
Views: 2,485,624
Posted By Ed@Ford
Lapchik: Your picture with the prop stand stuck...

Lapchik: Your picture with the prop stand stuck in the RH side swing arm bolt hole sparked an idea. There's nothing I hate more than wrestling a bike laying on it's side in the middle of frikkin...
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2015, 04:26 AM
Replies: 9,249
Views: 1,967,957
Posted By Ed@Ford
12V AC horn was my preferred choice when I owned...

12V AC horn was my preferred choice when I owned the bike...found one, it was puny, and I quit looking. option 2 & 3 are less desirable...had a 9v bicycle horn that was very loud, but mounting...
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