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Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 43,760
Views: 8,337,232
Posted By avgas
I dropped it on the clutch side pretty hard the...

I dropped it on the clutch side pretty hard the other day, and immediately after I noticed that my clutch was now dragging. The clutch cover wasn't damaged, and adjusting the cable didn't get me...
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2013, 02:28 PM
Replies: 43,760
Views: 8,337,232
Posted By avgas
+1 I used the stock rear for 3800 miles before...

+1 I used the stock rear for 3800 miles before taking it off, got me through a lot of miles on sand and rock. The front is an entirely different story. I'd consider the front dangerous anytime...
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2013, 09:35 AM
Replies: 43,760
Views: 8,337,232
Posted By avgas
I have the aluminum flatland skid plate and...

I have the aluminum flatland skid plate and haven't had any noticeable problems with noise, I didn't even mount it with rubber washers. I do wear earplugs, and maybe I'm less sensitive to engine...
Forum: Face plant 03-18-2013, 06:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,365
Posted By avgas
I typically don't find other people's misfortune...

I typically don't find other people's misfortune or accidents funny, but I couldn't help laughing at that picture and commentary.

At least you didn't have to call a friend for a ride home.
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2013, 05:27 PM
Replies: 43,760
Views: 8,337,232
Posted By avgas
I see keeping the exhaust reasonably quiet as...

I see keeping the exhaust reasonably quiet as part of the way to share the trails. I'll occasionally come across hikers or people riding horses on the unmaintained roads that I enjoy, they...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-18-2013, 05:11 PM
Replies: 339
Views: 24,408
Posted By avgas
Is there a convenient source of maps somewhere...

Is there a convenient source of maps somewhere that clearly marks what land is public and what is private? It gets old fast when a route seems like public land on my garmin and google maps, but...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-15-2013, 06:13 PM
Replies: 2,750
Views: 749,561
Posted By avgas
I don't mean to get this thread off topic... but...

I don't mean to get this thread off topic... but I hope someone catches up with the driver of that fj. I can forgive a little idiotic driving, but driving with so little awareness and then trying to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-05-2013, 09:26 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 12,156
Posted By avgas
Do you seriously think the rider was mostly at...

Do you seriously think the rider was mostly at fault? He slowed down so that a car could see that it had space to merge and then to give it proper following distance. Then he got hit by another...
Forum: Face plant 03-02-2013, 07:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,205
Posted By avgas
Wow. You know it's a bad one when you have...

Wow. You know it's a bad one when you have enough time to drop some choice words while you're falling.. Any injuries?
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-02-2013, 10:40 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,688
Posted By avgas
Clearly we see the world differently, but that's...

Clearly we see the world differently, but that's ok. For the record, I think your statements are just as ridiculous as you probably think mine are. I don't think we're going to come to an...
Forum: Thumpers 03-01-2013, 11:40 PM
Replies: 43,760
Views: 8,337,232
Posted By avgas
Alright, I think I've gone and done something...

Alright, I think I've gone and done something stupid. I decided to cut down the whale tail a bit.. you know, so I'd be cool. Anyway, I managed to cut a wire bundle (yellow and a black wires) while...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-01-2013, 07:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,688
Posted By avgas
There's a simple solution, don't speed. I have...

There's a simple solution, don't speed. I have no problem with people getting tickets for speeding through construction zones. I see lots of people blasting through them without slowing down...
Forum: Face plant 02-28-2013, 09:35 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 10,559
Posted By avgas
I'm glad you're alright. Please learn a lesson...

I'm glad you're alright. Please learn a lesson from this, driving aggressively around traffic (especially trucks) is a really bad idea. You were very lucky to have slid clear of the trucks, that...
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2013, 02:13 PM
Replies: 43,760
Views: 8,337,232
Posted By avgas
Hey rapid dog, what kind of nav tower do you...

Hey rapid dog, what kind of nav tower do you have? Or if you built it yourself, could we see some more pictures?
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2013, 10:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,861
Posted By avgas
If you're in over your head and you don't really...

If you're in over your head and you don't really know what you're doing, it might be worth taking it to a professional before you risk making it worse. Just something to consider.
Forum: Canada 02-14-2013, 06:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,310
Posted By avgas
I wouldn't suggest relying on a motorcycle...

I wouldn't suggest relying on a motorcycle through the winter in Canada, although there might be some pockets here and there where it's doable. My knowledge of Canadian winters is centered around...
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2013, 09:28 PM
Replies: 1,169
Views: 208,752
Posted By avgas
I need one of these in my life... I just can't...

I need one of these in my life... I just can't stop looking at it.
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2013, 08:04 PM
Replies: 43,760
Views: 8,337,232
Posted By avgas
bearings

I think I'm going to dive into the head bearing to make sure it has enough grease/regrease it. I think the only special tool I need is a steering stem spanner, is that correct? Anyone know what...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-08-2013, 07:06 PM
Replies: 339
Views: 24,408
Posted By avgas
I went down to fort rock ohv last weekend, but...

I went down to fort rock ohv last weekend, but turned around almost immediately. From the tiny bit I saw it was almost constant snow or ice under the trees. Unless someone else has more recent info...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 02-08-2013, 04:39 PM
Replies: 699
Views: 93,237
Posted By avgas
I don't care about scratches, but buzzing and...

I don't care about scratches, but buzzing and rattling would annoy me. Anyone know of any other options?
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 02-08-2013, 06:15 AM
Replies: 699
Views: 93,237
Posted By avgas
I picked a garmin 78 up, and now I'm trying to...

I picked a garmin 78 up, and now I'm trying to decide on how to mount it. Does anyone have opinions on using the ram mount offroad with the 78? I like the price, but it looks a little flimsy for...
Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2013, 06:05 AM
Replies: 43,760
Views: 8,337,232
Posted By avgas
Thanks for sharing that video Joe, that's...

Thanks for sharing that video Joe, that's probably the coolest wr250r I've seen.
Forum: Thumpers 02-05-2013, 07:34 PM
Replies: 43,760
Views: 8,337,232
Posted By avgas
Anyone out there not use a radiator guard and...

Anyone out there not use a radiator guard and regret it? I'm considering one, but I'm cheap... err, I mean, I'm concerned about cooling.
Forum: Thumpers 02-05-2013, 05:28 PM
Replies: 43,760
Views: 8,337,232
Posted By avgas
A bicycle/motorcycle can be thought of as an...

A bicycle/motorcycle can be thought of as an inverted pendulum regardless of whether or not the rider is standing. Standing will increase your moment of inertia however. An increased moment of...
Forum: Thumpers 02-05-2013, 11:38 AM
Replies: 43,760
Views: 8,337,232
Posted By avgas
I did indeed get my degree in physics. Standing...

I did indeed get my degree in physics. Standing will increase your moment of inertia, although I'm guessing that the increase in stability has more to do with you being able to move your body around...
Forum: Thumpers 02-05-2013, 06:03 AM
Replies: 43,760
Views: 8,337,232
Posted By avgas
I was afraid I'd get that answer, $500 sure is a...

I was afraid I'd get that answer, $500 sure is a lot. It is probably the answer I'm looking for though...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-04-2013, 10:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,228
Posted By avgas
Surely I'm important enough for Suzuki to make me...

Surely I'm important enough for Suzuki to make me a 6-speed drz! Maybe with a rallye fairing...
Forum: Thumpers 02-04-2013, 04:46 PM
Replies: 43,760
Views: 8,337,232
Posted By avgas
I've got the stock trailwing on the back still,...

I've got the stock trailwing on the back still, swapping it for a 120 t63 today though.
Forum: Thumpers 02-04-2013, 01:13 PM
Replies: 43,760
Views: 8,337,232
Posted By avgas
stability in sand

I'm hoping to improve my stability in sand a bit. I'm wondering if doing the stock lowering on the rear, but leaving the front alone will help without messing up my handling too much. Has anyone...
Forum: The Garage 02-04-2013, 12:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,053
Posted By avgas
I'll second the topeak morph. I've got the mini...

I'll second the topeak morph. I've got the mini morph, but only because I wanted something smaller for cycling as well. It's small, light and has given me no problems for the four or so years I've...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-04-2013, 10:59 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,743
Posted By avgas
I think we'll see more and more electric...

I think we'll see more and more electric motorcycles in the future. Currently they have pretty limited range. Everyone already knows that though, and you can either live with that, or you can't. ...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 01-30-2013, 12:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,972
Posted By avgas
Thanks everyone for the advice. I've decided to...

Thanks everyone for the advice. I've decided to pull the trigger on the basic garmin 78 for $200 at westmarine. I would have liked the compass and barometric altitude features of the 78s, but not...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 01-28-2013, 08:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,972
Posted By avgas
Dual sport gps

I'm a gps noob, so forgive my ignorance. I've been reading through the posts here, but it's only gotten me so far...

I'm looking for gps that can handle rough dual sport use. My understanding is...
Forum: Racing 01-24-2013, 11:42 AM
Replies: 1,218
Views: 175,652
Posted By avgas
Perhaps it was their plan to build a new bike...

Perhaps it was their plan to build a new bike from the ground up for the dakar, but doing so would have meant they would miss this years race. So they threw together a different bike so that they...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-23-2013, 11:53 AM
Replies: 441
Views: 58,848
Posted By avgas
Yeah.. Anything with "electronic preload...

Yeah.. Anything with "electronic preload adjustment" is going to be too expensive for me. Maybe if it sells well then someone else will decide to make a more economical version of the concept.
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2013, 09:34 PM
Replies: 1,169
Views: 208,752
Posted By avgas
Somebody take my money already! Without...

Somebody take my money already!

Without specs or reviews it's hard to say just how good this'll be, but it sure looks like what I want.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-21-2013, 09:29 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,645
Posted By avgas
I don't know if I'd risk it, I like to see and be...

I don't know if I'd risk it, I like to see and be seen. I'd rather stick to doing 55 and enjoy the view.
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2013, 08:13 PM
Replies: 43,760
Views: 8,337,232
Posted By avgas
I'm thinking of trying the t63 rear. Anyone have...

I'm thinking of trying the t63 rear. Anyone have an opinion on 120 vs 130 width? I hear they run small.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-16-2013, 06:31 PM
Replies: 339
Views: 24,408
Posted By avgas
I'm in Bend too. I got a wr250r in the spring...

I'm in Bend too. I got a wr250r in the spring and have had a blast exploring the area. I'd love to tag along on a ride sometime, I'm sure I'm missing half the good stuff.
Forum: Racing 01-16-2013, 11:58 AM
Replies: 785
Views: 119,973
Posted By avgas
Wow, you're so hardcore. I assume you must be a...

Wow, you're so hardcore. I assume you must be a dakar finisher, because surely you wouldn't be so foolish as to think you know what it's actually like without having done it.
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