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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 01:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 495
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 Yesterday, 05:09 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 39,518
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 Yesterday, 05:08 AM
Replies: 9,410
Views: 1,628,182
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: 9,410
Views: 1,628,182
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: 71
Views: 3,812
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: 39,518
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: 3
Views: 206
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: 675
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?
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 9,410
Views: 1,628,182
Posted By Auto-X Fil
It will fit if you have stock gearing. If you...

It will fit if you have stock gearing. If you have 13/40, it'll easily fit because that combo moves the axle back a little bit. If you have 13/42 or 14/40 or something else that moves the axle...
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 531
Posted By Auto-X Fil
This. I learn well from books, so my approach to...

This. I learn well from books, so my approach to learning just about anything is:

1) Read a little bit, to learn what it's all about (you're past this)
2) Go screw around for a while and mess up,...
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 9,410
Views: 1,628,182
Posted By Auto-X Fil
Yeah, that link design sucks. It'll be rattling...

Yeah, that link design sucks. It'll be rattling around in no time. I wouldn't even put that on a street bike. That's just the wrong part for the application.
Forum: The Garage 07-13-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,220
Posted By Auto-X Fil
Hansen makes really nice plastic trays. They are...

Hansen makes really nice plastic trays. They are about $10 each, or $55 for 6 (1/4, 3/8, and 1/2, SAE and Metric). As far as holding sockets so I can get to them and easily see which one is which,...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-13-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 1,948
Views: 90,241
Posted By Auto-X Fil
Nice move!

Nice move!
Forum: Thumpers 07-13-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,442
Posted By Auto-X Fil
You are a perfect candidate, both in size and...

You are a perfect candidate, both in size and attitude.



No problem. The engine is revving high at those speeds, but it's built to take it, and it's very smooth and relaxed. Not DR650 relaxed,...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-11-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,393
Posted By Auto-X Fil
That sucks, dude. At least you are breathing and...

That sucks, dude. At least you are breathing and should be able to ride again!

Any more details on the crash? Speed? I've tagged a couple deer, but I've been lucky enough to keep the rubber on the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 11,109
Posted By Auto-X Fil
690 engines are set up for commuter maintenance...

690 engines are set up for commuter maintenance schedules. They seem to be just as solid as the LC4, maybe even better.
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 11,109
Posted By Auto-X Fil
WR250R is worth a look. If you can't live with a...

WR250R is worth a look. If you can't live with a 250, then yeah, Europe has the goods.
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 9,410
Views: 1,628,182
Posted By Auto-X Fil
I use 0.032" wire. Mc Master-Carr gets $25 for an...

I use 0.032" wire. Mc Master-Carr gets $25 for an 85' spool, so it's not cheap. But, it is stainless, strong, withstands repeated bending well, and will not get brittle or weak at high temps. So, it...
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,187
Posted By Auto-X Fil
For the non-US audience... here's the same data...

For the non-US audience... here's the same data in kmph:

Stock 15/45 gearing, stock vs. WR:

Stock 1 2 3 4 5 6
RPM 2.5 1.75 1.333 1.095 0.957 0.87
2000 15.4 22.0 28.9 35.2 40.3 44.3...
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,187
Posted By Auto-X Fil
Stock gearbox with 15/48: Stock 1 2 3 4 5 6 ...

Stock gearbox with 15/48:

Stock 1 2 3 4 5 6
RPM 2.5 1.75 1.333 1.095 0.957 0.87
2000 9.0 12.8 16.8 20.5 23.5 25.8
3000 13.5 19.2 25.3 30.8 35.2 38.7
4000 18.0 25.7 33.7 41.0 46.9 51.6...
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,187
Posted By Auto-X Fil
Here's a comparison of the speed (mph) at...

Here's a comparison of the speed (mph) at different engine revs in each gear:

Stock sprockets (15/45):

Stock 1 2 3 4 5 6
RPM 2.5 1.75 1.333 1.095 0.957 0.87
2000 9.6 13.7 18.0 21.9 25.0 27.5...
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 9,410
Views: 1,628,182
Posted By Auto-X Fil
Don't worry about a broken chain. If you keep the...

Don't worry about a broken chain. If you keep the thing in decent shape, it'll take all kinda of abuse. Plus, the tools and spares for repairing it are heavy.

Same with a broken clutch cable....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-09-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,124
Posted By Auto-X Fil
Yep. Get used to picking that big bike up with...

Yep. Get used to picking that big bike up with throttle. Practice leaning it over, remove throttle so the bike leans more, then throttle back on to lift it up. Then switch to doing the same thing at...
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 9,410
Views: 1,628,182
Posted By Auto-X Fil
The CRF is more like a mini-adventure bike than a...

The CRF is more like a mini-adventure bike than a dirt-focused dual-sport.

If you are torn between a DRZ and CRF, you probably want a WRR. 30lb less than either, better suspension than either,...
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 9,410
Views: 1,628,182
Posted By Auto-X Fil
That's exactly what I did. I decided I needed...

That's exactly what I did. I decided I needed coverage for flat tires, chain adjustment, and misc breaks.

My most compact setup is:

10mm combo wrench
12/14mm open-end wrench
17/18mm box end...
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 9,410
Views: 1,628,182
Posted By Auto-X Fil
That's it for sure. The radiator could never melt...

That's it for sure. The radiator could never melt the fan. Is the radiator very bent up?

Luckily, the radiator and fan are pretty cheap on these bikes. Go price out a WR250R radiator and fan to...
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 9,410
Views: 1,628,182
Posted By Auto-X Fil
http://www.crfsonly.com/catalog/product_info.php/p...

http://www.crfsonly.com/catalog/product_info.php/products_id/5146

And you'll still have a lower CoG, EFI, etc...
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 9,410
Views: 1,628,182
Posted By Auto-X Fil
All manufacturers add an intentional error to the...

All manufacturers add an intentional error to the speedometer readout, so that it never reads low. They try to get the odometer as close as possible.

On the CRF250L, the error seems to be about...
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 9,410
Views: 1,628,182
Posted By Auto-X Fil
Cycra CRM are my favorite for that application. I...

Cycra CRM are my favorite for that application. I suggest loosening the front brake banjo bolt and rotating it to clear the handguard - other than that, the fit is perfect, and they are robust. Be...
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,251
Posted By Auto-X Fil
I agree. I've blown up enough motors to know how...

I agree. I've blown up enough motors to know how that goes.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-03-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 1,948
Views: 90,241
Posted By Auto-X Fil
A half-decent rider on a GS with Karoo 3s or...

A half-decent rider on a GS with Karoo 3s or whatever will have no trouble. I just want to make sure nobody brings a streetbike on this one. It's much more a clearance issue than a traction issue,...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-03-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 1,948
Views: 90,241
Posted By Auto-X Fil
My first entry into the game, and it's...

My first entry into the game, and it's extra-dirty!

The grab was cool. I've almost taken that road many times, but never done so. It does end up down on 29, so don't be skeered to take it top-down...
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2014, 03:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 927
Posted By Auto-X Fil
Was he joking or drunk? That's a terrible idea.

Was he joking or drunk? That's a terrible idea.
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,820
Posted By Auto-X Fil
Yeah, I highly doubt you'll find that. I think...

Yeah, I highly doubt you'll find that. I think most 690 buyers who bail quickly are either going to an 1190/GS big bike, or EXC plated dirt bike.

Those who go to a big bike complain about:


...
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 9,410
Views: 1,628,182
Posted By Auto-X Fil
Have you checked out any other bike-specific...

Have you checked out any other bike-specific threads? People do this to every bike!

Also, the kind of people who spend a lot of time reading and taking about their new bike are the kind most...
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 751
Posted By Auto-X Fil
NADA doesn't have a lot to do with real market...

NADA doesn't have a lot to do with real market value. You will never find a seven-year-old, non-wrecked 690 for $3200.
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,924
Posted By Auto-X Fil
Correct, they will NOT be street legal. ...

Correct, they will NOT be street legal.

Sorry, I thought I saw the 350 was coming as well.

I don't know if you've ridden the 350/500 EXC much, but they are way more fun and approachable than I...
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 751
Posted By Auto-X Fil
What bike are you talking about? We are talking...

What bike are you talking about? We are talking KTM here.

$5k seems reasonable. I have been looking, and have yet to see one that cheap. It's all about condition. If it's generally clean and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-01-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,853
Posted By Auto-X Fil
I ride almost all the time with the darkest tint...

I ride almost all the time with the darkest tint that Shoei offers. The only time I feel the need to swap back to the clear is for actual night riding.
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 9,410
Views: 1,628,182
Posted By Auto-X Fil
Did you line the rear wheel back up properly? If...

Did you line the rear wheel back up properly? If you got it crooked, it'll keep the brake pads from aligning well.

Or perhaps you got grease on the rotor? Spray the rotor and pads down with brake...
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