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Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 10,012
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Posted By Ed@Ford
What about a $0.99 funnel from Wal-Mart? I have...

What about a $0.99 funnel from Wal-Mart? I have to stop anyway every 150 miles to piss!
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 10,012
Views: 1,785,348
Posted By Ed@Ford
Yeah-but: U got $20,000+ for a bike that's 99%...

Yeah-but: U got $20,000+ for a bike that's 99% sure to be non-street-legal
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 10,012
Views: 1,785,348
Posted By Ed@Ford
I wonder if Acerbis is different.....can't...

I wonder if Acerbis is different.....can't imagine they are....doesn't the pump have to come out to change the fuel filter that's in there? Anti sieze woulda made sense...especially if the inserts...
Forum: Thumpers 09-14-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 10,012
Views: 1,785,348
Posted By Ed@Ford
wow! havent seen that kinda frame damage since I...

wow! havent seen that kinda frame damage since I ripped the sidestand off my XR400R. You're gonna need a good fabricator/welder to fix that
Forum: Thumpers 09-14-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 7,951
Views: 2,149,919
Posted By Ed@Ford
did you try tent seam sealer and any of the spray...

did you try tent seam sealer and any of the spray on stuff? In SE MI there are 2 or 3 REI's, cabelas, and Gander Mt that has such stuff. It was possible to get scotch guard in a waterproof spray...
Forum: Thumpers 09-13-2014, 04:29 AM
Replies: 7,951
Views: 2,149,919
Posted By Ed@Ford
I've seen those....minimalist to say the least.

I've seen those....minimalist to say the least.
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 7,951
Views: 2,149,919
Posted By Ed@Ford
EXCELLENT HELP re: racks as noone is stepping up...

EXCELLENT HELP re: racks as noone is stepping up to provide some for a CRF250L!!
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 10,012
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Posted By Ed@Ford
any news on side racks from moto-racks dot com...

any news on side racks from moto-racks dot com for a crf?
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 10,012
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Posted By Ed@Ford
DUH! I forgot to add...with the new Shinko 700...

DUH! I forgot to add...with the new Shinko 700 the speedo now exactly matches speed off my Garmin 276C GPS.....previously it had been indicating FASTER than GPS speed by 1 or 1.5 mph. but after...
Forum: Thumpers 09-09-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 10,012
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Posted By Ed@Ford
Shinko 700 Tire

My stock IRC tire (120/80) pretty well worn down at 4025 miles, and looked like my upcoming ride of 1000 miles would be well past it's safe tread depth. I chose and mounted the 130/80 Shinko 700, as...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-09-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,371
Posted By Ed@Ford
Bobblets Gap is OPEN....sort of. First, note the...

Bobblets Gap is OPEN....sort of. First, note the correct spelling. For reference, the location of the Bobbletts Gap underpass on the Blue Ridge Pkwy is N 37.46639 W 79.69942...sorry, I didn't get the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 8,262
Views: 1,617,081
Posted By Ed@Ford
Thanks for the reply. Only an XR's only tank of...

Thanks for the reply. Only an XR's only tank of about 4 or 4.2 gallons with the rack, and a replica of the insert for the muffler XR's only made...got a new D606 rear uninstalled that'd go with it
...
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 8,262
Views: 1,617,081
Posted By Ed@Ford
Selling '96 XR400R

I'm considering selling my '96 XR400R. It's a Wiseco 440, has fully repaired swing arm pivot, very nice shape, Michigan title, large and stock tank, and a rack milled out of aluminum plate. What's a...
Forum: Road warriors 08-14-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 23,197
Posted By Ed@Ford
Free!

I found my owner's manual for my '82 turbo seca..perfect condition..I'll give it to the first person who offers 3 or 4$ for postage. PM me with your postal address.
Forum: Thumpers 07-31-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 10,012
Views: 1,785,348
Posted By Ed@Ford
Can't find the bill of sale....but Fly Racing...

Can't find the bill of sale....but Fly Racing #18-93240 $20.95 in black are probably it....730 wide, 150 height, 116 rise, 71 sweep, also in red, blue, white, silver....have welded in place cross...
Forum: Thumpers 07-31-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 10,012
Views: 1,785,348
Posted By Ed@Ford
PM'd you!

PM'd you!
Forum: Thumpers 07-31-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 10,012
Views: 1,785,348
Posted By Ed@Ford
I went with the tallest narrowest ATV bars I...

I went with the tallest narrowest ATV bars I could get on my CRf...the wide, low stock bars sucked. I was sitting forward all hunched over. Since the controls have little alignment pins, and the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-31-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 10,012
Views: 1,785,348
Posted By Ed@Ford
Before spending $$$ on vibranators. Think about...

Before spending $$$ on vibranators. Think about this: did you switch to aluminum bars? In general thicker walled aluminum bars have a higher "resonant frequency" than steel....and higher is worse...
Forum: Thumpers 07-28-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 10,012
Views: 1,785,348
Posted By Ed@Ford
Yup...I'm 210..it's very comfy.....didn't seem at...

Yup...I'm 210..it's very comfy.....didn't seem at first to be much different than stock, but after 100 miles you say oh my, I've forgotten completely about the discomfort of the stock seat. Shoulda...
Forum: Ride reports 07-26-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 27,134
Posted By Ed@Ford
Heat shield

My wife just suggested stopping at a WalMart or similar store and get an "Ove-Glove" or similar high temp oven mitt or pot holder (the more expensive high temp silicone type) and a roll of wire and...
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 10,012
Views: 1,785,348
Posted By Ed@Ford
looks like a mixup in units 17 is probably kW. To...

looks like a mixup in units 17 is probably kW. To convery kW to hp, divide by 0.746....also PS is a unit you may come across...as it's french...and a CRF will be rated maybe one more PS....so, a CRF...
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 10,012
Views: 1,785,348
Posted By Ed@Ford
If you google around you'll find the stock tire...

If you google around you'll find the stock tire is supposed to be 25.87 OD, 4.69 wide, the D606 120/90-18, 26.8 OD, 4.8 wide....width is no sweat (0.05" added on each side), but almost 1" taller will...
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2014, 05:00 AM
Replies: 10,012
Views: 1,785,348
Posted By Ed@Ford
Yup...that's mud....nope....don't do that anymore...

Yup...that's mud....nope....don't do that anymore if I can avoid it
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2014, 04:47 AM
Replies: 10,012
Views: 1,785,348
Posted By Ed@Ford
Half worn stock tires. for some bizarre reason...

Half worn stock tires. for some bizarre reason they here going at the road with one grader with a spikey blade, then a second with a straight blade....all in a rainstorm...it was a clay/gravel mix...
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 10,012
Views: 1,785,348
Posted By Ed@Ford
Hidenaus are brutally $$$ by comparison. I am...

Hidenaus are brutally $$$ by comparison. I am similarly satisfied with 705 on my KLR, but if the gravel is wet with a little clay, it gets scary. My buddy has a WRR with 705's and we got into some...
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 10,012
Views: 1,785,348
Posted By Ed@Ford
According to cheap cycle parts dot com, a new...

According to cheap cycle parts dot com, a new stock tire is $72. Motorcycle superstore free shipping kicks in at $89, Revzilla might be cheaper on shipping...most have free shipping for 2 tires. IRC...
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 10,012
Views: 1,785,348
Posted By Ed@Ford
Don't forget to clean/regrease all the rear...

Don't forget to clean/regrease all the rear suspension bits (swing arm too) when you're doing the koubalink install!
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 10,012
Views: 1,785,348
Posted By Ed@Ford
Well, I haven't been paying attention what folks...

Well, I haven't been paying attention what folks are doing on tires lately, but holy crap my rear is getting down there, and need to start shopping. I don't want to go more aggressive than the stock...
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 10,012
Views: 1,785,348
Posted By Ed@Ford
ROB: What Kray says is right on....and I've never...

ROB: What Kray says is right on....and I've never heard of Soupy's...Kouba has been making this stuff since forever, and quality is top notch....had Kouba on my KLR650....but as I got use to the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-13-2014, 03:57 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 64,931
Posted By Ed@Ford
BLRFJR: Yup...WV is loaded with great riding. I...

BLRFJR: Yup...WV is loaded with great riding. I recognize Hawks Nest, Gauley Bridge....but not sandstone falls or the very first pic. Glad you enjoyed WV.
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 10,012
Views: 1,785,348
Posted By Ed@Ford
I'm 210 and bought the complete SC seat on their...

I'm 210 and bought the complete SC seat on their seat base. It's a massive improvement but not perfect. Their base has thicker tabs where it bolts on and are a PITA if you take the seat on/off...
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 10,012
Views: 1,785,348
Posted By Ed@Ford
Maybe lace up a 19 on the front of the...

Maybe lace up a 19 on the front of the Motard....maybe better choices of tires that are 50-50 road-dirt
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 10,012
Views: 1,785,348
Posted By Ed@Ford
Cheaper than a tow truck....or NO truck when the...

Cheaper than a tow truck....or NO truck when the cell phone sez no service
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 10,012
Views: 1,785,348
Posted By Ed@Ford
Aerostich has a clever and $$ tool for using...

Aerostich has a clever and $$ tool for using 0.041" SS safety wire for emergency repair www.aerostich.com/clamptite-tool.html also the SS "tie wraps" are readily available at Harbor Freight at a...
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 10,012
Views: 1,785,348
Posted By Ed@Ford
I've had 3000+ miles out of 705s on my...

I've had 3000+ miles out of 705s on my klr....very heavy with lotta torque, so I'd expect better mileage out of them on my CRF. Shinko makes a tire sold in the USA sold as a Full Bore that is very...
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 10,012
Views: 1,785,348
Posted By Ed@Ford
Battlecattle: Looks like you have a 705 Shinko...

Battlecattle: Looks like you have a 705 Shinko on the front of the "birthday girl".....but what's on the back? Getting close to needing a new rear tire 4 my CRF....I sure like 705's on my KLR650
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 10,012
Views: 1,785,348
Posted By Ed@Ford
Your weather sucks even more than here in...

Your weather sucks even more than here in MI....but RIDE ON!
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 10,012
Views: 1,785,348
Posted By Ed@Ford
I bought a 2002 DRZ-S with ZERO miles on it that...

I bought a 2002 DRZ-S with ZERO miles on it that was TOTALED by the insurance company because an irate customer came into the dealership and started tipping motorcycles over. The DRZ had a Gold Wing...
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 10,012
Views: 1,785,348
Posted By Ed@Ford
If you are interested in getting decent tire...

If you are interested in getting decent tire temps, watch the sales and available discount coupons in assorted magazines for Harbor Freight. They have a sweet little infrared tool for surface...
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 10,012
Views: 1,785,348
Posted By Ed@Ford
Tire brand, wear and inflation for sure has an...

Tire brand, wear and inflation for sure has an effect at freeway speeds. If tires are nearly new, there is mold release compound on them, and the little "whiskers" will make them...
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