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Forum: The Garage Yesterday, 07:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 561
Posted By Bronco638
This is what I do and have had very good luck...

This is what I do and have had very good luck (YMMV).

At the end of my riding season (~ Thanksgiving), I run the bikes low on fuel (or drain the tanks). I fill each bike with about a gallon of...
Forum: Battle scooters Yesterday, 07:14 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,097
Posted By Bronco638
It probably would be , for me. I would have to go...

It probably would be , for me. I would have to go sit on it and take it for a ride to see what it felt like. My lowered DR650 was 70 lbs. lighter than that. My TransAlp was 30 lbs. heavier and I...
Forum: Trials Yesterday, 07:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 548
Posted By Bronco638
Yeah, this is in the Climber. The bike came with...

Yeah, this is in the Climber. The bike came with a tube in the rear tire. But, the tire was original equipment so I figured it was time for a new one (it was pretty hard, had a big gash in the...
Forum: Equipment 03-24-2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 317
Posted By Bronco638
My old XD3 was black and dark blue. My current...

My old XD3 was black and dark blue. My current XD4 is silver. I have not noticed any difference in the inside temperature of the helmet based on color alone (like when sitting at a light or just...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-24-2015, 07:20 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,097
Posted By Bronco638
Same here which is one of the reasons I like my...

Same here which is one of the reasons I like my XR250R so much. Pretty easy to pick up ~260 lbs., regardless of the surface on which it fell.

I do like the low seat height, too. That ensures you...
Forum: Trials 03-24-2015, 07:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 548
Posted By Bronco638
How do you manage this? That may seem kike a dumb...

How do you manage this? That may seem kike a dumb question but that statement has me confounded.

I am struggling with a rear tire and 'tubeless' rim. The tire is on, one bead is set but the tube...
Forum: Trials 03-24-2015, 06:58 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,680
Posted By Bronco638
Sounds like a personal problem. :D With rain...

Sounds like a personal problem. :D

With rain and possible t-storms tonight, you may be out on it sooner than you think. :deal
Forum: Battle scooters 03-23-2015, 07:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,097
Posted By Bronco638
I would buy one of these in a heartbeat (and sell...

I would buy one of these in a heartbeat (and sell the XR250R and Reflex). The first thing I'd figure out is how to re-route the exhaust, from under the engine, to provide a little more ground...
Forum: Trials 03-23-2015, 07:14 AM
Replies: 543
Views: 135,261
Posted By Bronco638
[/QUOTE][/QUOTE] :rofl

[/QUOTE][/QUOTE]
:rofl
Forum: Trials 03-23-2015, 07:10 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,680
Posted By Bronco638
Given that attitude, I'm pretty happy you're in...

Given that attitude, I'm pretty happy you're in my 'neck of the woods'.
Forum: Trials 03-20-2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 543
Views: 135,261
Posted By Bronco638
I hear that, especially as someone that comes...

I hear that, especially as someone that comes from house/property ownership.

However, my wife isn't into yard work. And, we're about 1/2 mile from where her Mom used to live. They were in business...
Forum: Trials 03-20-2015, 07:26 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,680
Posted By Bronco638
Why would this plastic idle screw just be on a...

Why would this plastic idle screw just be on a carb for a trials bike?

I'm pretty sure that my XR250R has a Keihn carb on it but would almost bet my life that the idle screw is metal (albeit with...
Forum: Trials 03-19-2015, 06:52 AM
Replies: 543
Views: 135,261
Posted By Bronco638
Yeah, but I live in a townhouse development. So,...

Yeah, but I live in a townhouse development. So, I don't even have a yard, in which to ride. :D
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-19-2015, 06:37 AM
Replies: 17,385
Views: 884,950
Posted By Bronco638
Who is your web host? Time to kick them to the...

Who is your web host? Time to kick them to the curb.:thwak
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-18-2015, 07:27 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 16,647
Posted By Bronco638
I have a friend that's selling a rolling chassis...

I have a friend that's selling a rolling chassis '86 VFR700. He's asking $350 for everything (Tank, rear sub-frame, clip-ons and rear sets.) with salvage title. PM me for contact info and additional...
Forum: Trials 03-18-2015, 07:15 AM
Replies: 543
Views: 135,261
Posted By Bronco638
Damn, I could use to borrow an acre or...

Damn, I could use to borrow an acre or three.......
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-18-2015, 07:06 AM
Replies: 4,667
Views: 769,497
Posted By Bronco638
Just out of curiosity, where is...

Just out of curiosity, where is "Marshmallow-town, IA"?
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-18-2015, 07:02 AM
Replies: 17,385
Views: 884,950
Posted By Bronco638
[/QUOTE] Come on, spill. :ear

[/QUOTE]
Come on, spill. :ear
Forum: Equipment 03-17-2015, 07:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 722
Posted By Bronco638
I know you've said you want to strap the laptop...

I know you've said you want to strap the laptop to the bike. I was in the same predicament but never could really find anything that would work. I didn't particularly like the idea of a backpack...
Forum: Trials 03-17-2015, 07:17 AM
Replies: 3,003
Views: 384,340
Posted By Bronco638
What happens to her "hand-me-downs"? Do they go...

What happens to her "hand-me-downs"? Do they go back to Dale?
Forum: Trials 03-17-2015, 07:12 AM
Replies: 543
Views: 135,261
Posted By Bronco638
Kind of surprised that no mud hits the lens,...

Kind of surprised that no mud hits the lens, given where the camera is mounted.

This is your "back yard" in the Burg of Pitt!? :eek1
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-17-2015, 07:03 AM
Replies: 17,385
Views: 884,950
Posted By Bronco638
You can ride the Climber any time you want.

You can ride the Climber any time you want.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-17-2015, 07:02 AM
Replies: 17,385
Views: 884,950
Posted By Bronco638
Thanks Stever, I was wondering about the 500X....

Thanks Stever, I was wondering about the 500X. I've seen the NC7 up close. Very cool but way too big (for me).

Good commuter, yep! I was wondering about the dirt/gravel road-ability. I hate having...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-16-2015, 07:11 AM
Replies: 17,385
Views: 884,950
Posted By Bronco638
Anyone here ridden one of those CBXs? They look...

Anyone here ridden one of those CBXs? They look neat but I'm leery of the weight.
Forum: Equipment 03-13-2015, 08:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 457
Posted By Bronco638
I started out with a pair of these: First Gear HT...

I started out with a pair of these: First Gear HT Overpants (http://www.motorcyclegear.com/street/pants/textile_pants/first_gear/ht_overpants_2014.html).

For that price ~$210, I don't think you...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-13-2015, 08:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,351
Posted By Bronco638
IIRC, the speedo is cable-driven off of the front...

IIRC, the speedo is cable-driven off of the front wheel. Clean/grease the drive box? Clean/lube/replace the cable?
Forum: Trials 03-13-2015, 08:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,045
Posted By Bronco638
+1

+1
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-13-2015, 08:08 AM
Replies: 1,622
Views: 187,081
Posted By Bronco638
What, this wasn't good enough for you? ...

What, this wasn't good enough for you?

http://images.craigslist.org/00505_fi6D6qGMcWR_600x450.jpg

That's worth an extra Benjamin right there. :D
Forum: Trials 03-11-2015, 06:46 AM
Replies: 3,003
Views: 384,340
Posted By Bronco638
[/QUOTE] I think you misunderstood; I was...

[/QUOTE]
I think you misunderstood; I was asking if the sections shown in the pictures were being ridden by competitors in the Semi-Expert class (I'm guessing 'yes'). Claude TX is just east of...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-11-2015, 06:28 AM
Replies: 17,385
Views: 884,950
Posted By Bronco638
Dripping what? :scratch

Dripping what? :scratch
Forum: The Garage 03-10-2015, 08:20 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,535
Posted By Bronco638
I rode the XR2, as a commuter, for quite a bit...

I rode the XR2, as a commuter, for quite a bit last year. I live 8 miles west of O'Hare airport (so I ride in quite a bit of traffic). Never an issue with on-coming traffic (no hi/lo beam flashes, no...
Forum: The Garage 03-10-2015, 08:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,701
Posted By Bronco638
Ah ha. Two XR4s. Got it. If you think you...

Ah ha. Two XR4s. Got it.

If you think you might overtax your stator, I believe there are higher (re-wound) output stators available. I opted not to open up the engine (not that it's terribly...
Forum: Trials 03-10-2015, 08:03 AM
Replies: 3,003
Views: 384,340
Posted By Bronco638
Is this the Texas Panhandle? And, still...

Is this the Texas Panhandle?

And, still "semi-Expert" class (just trying to get an idea of what sections look like for different classes)?
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-10-2015, 07:05 AM
Replies: 17,385
Views: 884,950
Posted By Bronco638
Nice work! You're not going to ruin it by...

Nice work! You're not going to ruin it by mounting that orange Pelican case on top of it, are you?

:hide

j/k

:lol3
Forum: The Garage 03-09-2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,535
Posted By Bronco638
Nice work John!! Nothing like a company that's...

Nice work John!! Nothing like a company that's nimble and customer responsive.

Offroad only? Maybe.......:D

Traffic friendly? Depends on what you're trying to accomplish.....:D

I run the M30...
Forum: The Garage 03-09-2015, 07:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,701
Posted By Bronco638
Huh, your BD ds kit came without one?...

Huh, your BD ds kit came without one? Interesting.
One of the reasons I went full LED is because the XR2's stator is notoriously low output. IIRC, the XR4 puts out more. If it doesn't and is the...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-09-2015, 07:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,351
Posted By Bronco638
I found that the 'swishing' noise went away after...

I found that the 'swishing' noise went away after I bleed the brakes.

Interesting. BTW, the de-glazing idea was mine (not mentioned in the service manual). However, after installing a new belt and...
Forum: Trials 03-06-2015, 10:24 AM
Replies: 3,003
Views: 384,340
Posted By Bronco638
Which means we'l never see it again......... :D

Which means we'l never see it again......... :D
Forum: Battle scooters 03-06-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,351
Posted By Bronco638
OK, I found the Face B, Movable Drive (Honda Part...

OK, I found the Face B, Movable Drive (Honda Part 22130-KFG-640, $33 @ Service Honda...
Forum: The Garage 03-06-2015, 07:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,701
Posted By Bronco638
Yeah, with my little AGM battery, there's no...

Yeah, with my little AGM battery, there's no flickering. Did you say you have a Reg/Rec or no?

If so, I think the R/R will handle any extra "oomph" from the stator.

Do you know your stator's...
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