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Forum: Thumpers Today, 11:22 AM
Replies: 9,753
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Posted By Auto-X Fil
I'm not selling my bike (yet), but trying to...

I'm not selling my bike (yet), but trying to decide if I should accept a different bike that someone is offering me a deal on. Hypothetically, how much would you pay for this bike? How low would the...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 11:07 AM
Replies: 9,753
Views: 1,710,824
Posted By Auto-X Fil
I had the Cycra, and tossed them for HDB. The HDB...

I had the Cycra, and tossed them for HDB. The HDB are so much better it's not even fair.

I suggest getting the NextGen guards and fat bars. I have SE bars and the old-style HDB guards, which are...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 11:04 AM
Replies: 9,753
Views: 1,710,824
Posted By Auto-X Fil
You still can buy one, but don't - They just...

You still can buy one, but don't - They just send them out for free. Email them and let them know what happened.
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 11:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 616
Posted By Auto-X Fil
How far back is the axle on your bike? Lots of...

How far back is the axle on your bike? Lots of people run 4" trials tires on WR250Rs, so they do fit. Maybe you just need to revisit your gearing and chain length.

I can take some measurements...
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 9,753
Views: 1,710,824
Posted By Auto-X Fil
As a highway bike? I guess you could gear it up,...

As a highway bike? I guess you could gear it up, but I find them buzzy. It's also really redundant with the CRF250L.
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 9,753
Views: 1,710,824
Posted By Auto-X Fil
BMW 650GS thumper. They are pretty capable with...

BMW 650GS thumper. They are pretty capable with the right tires.

Really, an old G650X would be PERFECT, but they are hard to find an expensive.

Also, the Husky TE630 might fit the bill. I...
Forum: Equipment 08-15-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,731
Posted By Auto-X Fil
Here's my setup for warm, wet weather:

Here's my setup for warm, wet weather:
Forum: Australia 08-13-2014, 05:17 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,238
Posted By Auto-X Fil
Put these qualities in order, from most important...

Put these qualities in order, from most important to least important:

Highway comfort
Twisty-road ripping
City/town cruising
Dirt roads/fire trails
Actual off-road


For instance, if they...
Forum: Thumpers 08-12-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 9,753
Views: 1,710,824
Posted By Auto-X Fil
Remove the hose, canister, valve, etc. There will...

Remove the hose, canister, valve, etc. There will be one vaccum fitting and one electrical connector left open when you are done - plug the vacuum fitting, and seal the electrical connector up, and...
Forum: The Garage 08-09-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,057
Posted By Auto-X Fil
The same wire strippers you use for stranded will...

The same wire strippers you use for stranded will work. If it's really heavy gauge, a knife can be easier.
Forum: Thumpers 08-01-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 9,753
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Posted By Auto-X Fil
Sounds like you bent the float when installing...

Sounds like you bent the float when installing the new tank. My reserve is still about half a gallon with the IMS tank. I read "full" for about 60 miles, and then it drops pretty linearly down to...
Forum: Vendors 07-30-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 13,459
Posted By Auto-X Fil
I've had a set on my CRF250L for a little while...

I've had a set on my CRF250L for a little while now. I've crashed them hard enough to break everything else on the bike, but the turn signals are holding up fine!
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 9,753
Views: 1,710,824
Posted By Auto-X Fil
dynos vary dramatically. Elevation, temperature,...

dynos vary dramatically. Elevation, temperature, the type of dyno, etc. They are really second-hand approximations of power, not actual direct power-measuring devices, so there's a lot of potential...
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2014, 05:00 AM
Replies: 9,753
Views: 1,710,824
Posted By Auto-X Fil
My radiator is far worse. I am going to replace...

My radiator is far worse. I am going to replace it just because the last hit took the fan out as well - if it's not leaking, I'd leave it alone.

The Emperor Racing rad guard looks much better...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-28-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,933
Posted By Auto-X Fil
Brewing up as a storm moves in at the top of...

Brewing up as a storm moves in at the top of Pinnacle Gully.
Forum: Thumpers 07-28-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,363
Posted By Auto-X Fil
Yeah, but at 5'9", with very little interest in...

Yeah, but at 5'9", with very little interest in hardcore dirt, the CRF seems like a slam-dunk. It does exactly two things better than the WRR:

1) Wallet impact
2) Newbie-friendliness (lower seat,...
Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 9,753
Views: 1,710,824
Posted By Auto-X Fil
It's not like a poorly set-up carb'd bike, or a...

It's not like a poorly set-up carb'd bike, or a smogged dirt bike that's choked with factory gear. There's not much power to be had with tweaks.

If you want power, just get the 305 jug. It offers...
Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 9,753
Views: 1,710,824
Posted By Auto-X Fil
What's "highway" mean to you? I'm 150lb and I can...

What's "highway" mean to you? I'm 150lb and I can make the CRF do 70-80mph on the higway, but that's working it pretty frickin' hard. You'd probably be sitting at 65-70 max. If you want to get onto...
Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 9,753
Views: 1,710,824
Posted By Auto-X Fil
Sweet, Tubliss is a perfect setup for the MT43....

Sweet, Tubliss is a perfect setup for the MT43. Crank that thing down to 4-6psi off-road and enjoy the traction. With no pinch-flats or spinning to worry about, you want just enough air to keep from...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-25-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,844
Posted By Auto-X Fil
Yup. The DR is so much better.

Yup. The DR is so much better.
Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2014, 05:41 AM
Replies: 9,753
Views: 1,710,824
Posted By Auto-X Fil
The stock tires are so awful in the dirt - just...

The stock tires are so awful in the dirt - just switch already. Running those things off-road is masochism.
Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2014, 05:40 AM
Replies: 9,753
Views: 1,710,824
Posted By Auto-X Fil
I just put on my second iteration of that combo....

I just put on my second iteration of that combo. The MT21 is a huge step up from the stock front, both on- and off-road. Once you get used to the grip, you'll have way more confidence.

The MT43...
Forum: Beasts 07-24-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 1,405
Views: 319,474
Posted By Auto-X Fil
Under 300lb, 50/100/150hp selectable map,...

Under 300lb, 50/100/150hp selectable map, subframe capable of taking a 200lb pillion plus bags, defeatable TC and ABS with dirt modes, great wind protection, 75mpg US, 100,000 mile valve checks,...
Forum: Trip Planning 07-23-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,131
Posted By Auto-X Fil
Dual-sport still exists. It means loghweight...

Dual-sport still exists. It means loghweight bikes capable of off-road fun, not just survival. Adventure riding means some dirt, but mostly covering ground cross-country.
Forum: Trip Planning 07-23-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,131
Posted By Auto-X Fil
Yup. 50lb would be a TON. Do you know how...

Yup. 50lb would be a TON.

Do you know how to ride a motorcycle? If not, you'd better start with an MSF class. I'd dedicate several weeks to taking classes and practicing your riding.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-23-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,420
Posted By Auto-X Fil
I can usually find a steep hillside. I just back...

I can usually find a steep hillside. I just back the tailgate up to the slope until it touches, and then ride on or off. At my house, I have dug a bit of a slope just for this purpose.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-23-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,213
Posted By Auto-X Fil
I use Rain-X cleaner-and-treatment in one. I...

I use Rain-X cleaner-and-treatment in one. I often put my helmet on in the morning, realize it's grimy, and just pick up the bottle and blast the visor while it's on my head. I have rags right there...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-23-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 9,008
Views: 1,793,089
Posted By Auto-X Fil
I don't think they get it. I answer questions...

I don't think they get it. I answer questions about my one-piece all the time when it's hot out.
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 9,753
Views: 1,710,824
Posted By Auto-X Fil
1 2 3 4 5 6 ...

1 2 3 4 5 6
RPM\Ratio 3.333 2.118 1.571 1.304 1.115 0.963
1500 4.2 6.6 8.9 10.7 12.6 14.6
1600 4.5 7.1 9.5 11.5 13.4 15.5
1700 4.8 7.5 10.1 12.2 14.2 16.5
1800 5.0 7.9 10.7 12.9 15.1 17.5...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 07-22-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 612
Posted By Auto-X Fil
Y'all consider yourselves NEPA down there? I...

Y'all consider yourselves NEPA down there? I guess it differentiates you from SEPA = Philly/A-town.

Sorry, I've got nothing down there. Ride north about two hours and I've got the goods, though...
Forum: Equipment 07-22-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,313
Posted By Auto-X Fil
As long as we are talking about different kinds...

As long as we are talking about different kinds of boots:

What are the stiffest (best-protecting) boots that also come on and off easily? I currently commute in some very soft street boots that...
Forum: The Garage 07-22-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,802
Posted By Auto-X Fil
Sharkbite valves are great. Expensive, but magic....

Sharkbite valves are great. Expensive, but magic. I use them everywhere, without reservation or issue.
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,107
Posted By Auto-X Fil
You can't lose with the WRR. It's so capable, so...

You can't lose with the WRR. It's so capable, so easy to own, and so versatile. It'll do the highway, single track, fire roads... whatever. The CRF250L is ok (I own one and love it), but it's going...
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2014, 05:09 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 40,885
Posted By Auto-X Fil
Yep, my mistake. I spooned a new one on this...

Yep, my mistake. I spooned a new one on this weekend and saw the big "TUBELESS" on it, so I figured I'd better come back here and correct that...
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2014, 05:08 AM
Replies: 9,753
Views: 1,710,824
Posted By Auto-X Fil
I have these turn signals, and they are awesome....

I have these turn signals, and they are awesome. They are far more durable than the stock units, and smaller and cleaner-looking as well. I can't imagine breaking one of these until you crashed hard...
Forum: Thumpers 07-19-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 9,753
Views: 1,710,824
Posted By Auto-X Fil
I've got 6000 miles on mine. The seals leak a...

I've got 6000 miles on mine. The seals leak a little when they get crud in them, and then I clean them out. I get mine airborne about 10x per day on my commute. I bottom it every few weeks. It's...
Forum: Road warriors 07-19-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,967
Posted By Auto-X Fil
How about the CRF250L, CBR250R, and the CB500...

How about the CRF250L, CBR250R, and the CB500 line? They have the other end of the market covered as well.
Forum: Thumpers 07-17-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 40,885
Posted By Auto-X Fil
I thought they were tube-type... they are not,...

I thought they were tube-type... they are not, they are tubeless. My bad.
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 353
Posted By Auto-X Fil
Yup. Twisted fork tubes. No biggie.

Yup. Twisted fork tubes. No biggie.
Forum: Airheads 07-16-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 809
Posted By Auto-X Fil
Helicoils are the standard way of fixing these on...

Helicoils are the standard way of fixing these on car engines. Is there enough meat in the brass to grab?
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