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Forum: Thumpers 11-17-2014, 08:13 AM
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Posted By revmaaatin
another solution

A section of conveyor belt would work as well.
Forum: Thumpers 10-31-2014, 12:06 PM
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Posted By revmaaatin
KLX vs KLR

[QUOTE=Skapegoat;25397767]Hi all, I am not sure that this is the right place to ask but it seems as good as any.

Skape-
I believe your concern and observation is this: What is illustrated is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-25-2014, 10:36 AM
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Posted By revmaaatin
That's nice!

That is an exceptional shot.
AMen.
Forum: Thumpers 10-12-2014, 05:20 PM
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Posted By revmaaatin
thiner is better

Not such a good idea for every day use....IMO.
You will need to thin the sprocket shoulder.

You could:
1. have a machinist remove some metal from the sprocket shoulder, likely using a...
Forum: Thumpers 10-12-2014, 01:48 PM
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Posted By revmaaatin
you too?

Yep.
Those who have,
Those who will,
Those who will, again. cough.
yeah, ask me how I know.

Since you are already about the sprocket combinations,
You will probably never be happy...
Forum: Thumpers 10-12-2014, 08:03 AM
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Posted By revmaaatin
Is this a bad thing?

Without looking at your Avatar, I said, 'Looks like Australia', especially by road and soil type.
Sure enough.
I must be doing way to much 'research'.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-06-2014, 09:09 PM
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Posted By revmaaatin
lovely kick stand--

Interesting bike.

Notice the absence of a kick stand.
I had a 72 XS650 without a (working) sidestand. I damaged the sidestand/spring mounting point on the frame; what a miserable time that...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-06-2014, 10:04 AM
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Posted By revmaaatin
you got mail--email sent

inquiry sent.
m1
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-06-2014, 08:53 AM
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Posted By revmaaatin
You are very close. grin

Glad you liked our state and enjoyed your ride in the Black Hills!

You took your pictures while on your Sturgis trip; you are actually Iron Mt. Rd, one of three pigtails...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-06-2014, 07:36 AM
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Posted By revmaaatin
at this rate--

At the rate the photo shoot is unfolding, that MIFLH1 will s00n belong to (sic) the Gecko lizard;
then the plate would evolve, and now would read: GEKOBAIT.
shrug.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-05-2014, 03:53 PM
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Posted By revmaaatin
Happy ending?

Since there is not one of those 'awful' sequential post-mower, grass clipping pictures, did the photog notice if there was a happy ending, and offer that to us as well....or are we just filling in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-01-2014, 10:34 AM
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Posted By revmaaatin
Photo business opportunity described here--

Ah, the Big Horns, Bear Tooth Highway--
I wonder if there might be a KILLBOY concession/possibility here? shrug.

I was there the week after the snow melted. grin.

I have ridden 14A...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-30-2014, 08:14 PM
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Posted By revmaaatin
Me Too!

Me TOO!
Left Sturgis on the 17th, rode the US14A across the Big Horns into Cody, WY; Chief Joseph and the Bear Tooth Pass on 18th into Red Lodge; Bear Tooth Pass, Chief Joseph, and US16 on the 19th...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-29-2014, 06:04 PM
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Posted By revmaaatin
info?

Looks like you are missing a 'price' and a contact phone number.

I am almost old enough to look good in something like this. grin.
Forum: Thumpers 09-25-2014, 08:16 PM
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Posted By revmaaatin
8 weeks off without Suzi-

SNIP
Or I could, if a wreck on my 650 Dakar hadn't broken my left collarbone two weekends ago.
unsnip.

That will be good for 8 weeks in the penalty box =no riding...add 6 weeks for broken...
Forum: Hacks 09-25-2014, 07:54 PM
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Posted By revmaaatin
Pretty steep cost of ownership

It was getting interesting, till I saw her neked.
Not exactly a poster child for the sales force.
and
I still want one.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-24-2014, 05:48 PM
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Posted By revmaaatin
another Latin lover--

SM-
in honor of your 'story-line' and this thread, I offer a LATIN link and a T shirt to boot-
http://www.cafepress.com/ilovelatin/6291469 (http://www.cafepress.com/ilovelatin/6291469)

no...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-11-2014, 11:06 PM
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Posted By revmaaatin
what are the side walls doing?

YW--Thanks for the reply,
IT would be interesting to see what the tire/sidewall/edge is doing, perhaps recorded with a GoPro; perhaps measure the tire contact/patch for various lean angles.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-11-2014, 08:30 AM
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Posted By revmaaatin
Mr Answer Man!

YW--
I am fascinated by your use of the car tire and your personal experimentation!
A couple of Q's; please understand, I don't have any real experience with cruisers or heavy bikes...but miles of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-01-2014, 07:03 PM
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Posted By revmaaatin
Thanks.

NOW, I can see the thin line spelling Ducati...as I suspected but did not see this model when I goggled around the factory sites..
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-01-2014, 01:38 PM
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Posted By revmaaatin
It very well may be; we might be seeing the...

It very well may be; we might be seeing the 'last' or the first of a series of locks,
or,
It could be that the cartographer does not show all the necessary symbols, (some locks located off the map)...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-31-2014, 10:30 PM
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Posted By revmaaatin
Curious people are still (easily) amazed!

Well, perhaps. From your link:

In addition to the bridge, a double lock (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lock_(water_transport)) was constructed to allow vessels to descend from the level of the...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-31-2014, 06:14 PM
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Posted By revmaaatin
another observation.

I actually think the upper canal is a closed system/loop (or nearly so) as well.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-31-2014, 06:10 PM
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Posted By revmaaatin
I agree-

So does the upper bridge experience any increase or stress when a barge/ferry crosses?
and is my first guess is correct;
the mass of the ship/barge ie 60T displaces 60T of water and is now...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-31-2014, 06:07 PM
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Posted By revmaaatin
Was in central South Dakota; presently on Family...

Was in central South Dakota; presently on Family Leave or leave of absence.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-31-2014, 03:47 PM
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Posted By revmaaatin
Physics guru and engineers; a question

Wow.
That picture begs a question. grin.

Physics guru and engineers; a question--

This is a question about the weight limit of the upper bridge:
As I understand it, a ships...
Forum: Americas 08-31-2014, 02:43 PM
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Posted By revmaaatin
put gas in it and go!

It appears to me, ~90% of the 'world' rides a 125/150cc for thousands of miles every year. You just don't go as fast!

I rode a KLR250 1750 miles in 5 days.
So can you!
One of the best rides I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-30-2014, 07:16 PM
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Posted By revmaaatin
ID this bike?

Can someone ID this bike; I am especially curious about the swing arm, sprocket, chain
Forum: Thumpers 08-07-2014, 07:50 PM
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Posted By revmaaatin
Film at 11; early edition!

Well, all is well.
It runs out of gas in the ON position. As it should.
It restarts in PRI (prime) and then continues to run in RES (reserve).
It will restart after it dies when placed in RES as a...
Forum: Thumpers 08-07-2014, 03:27 PM
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Posted By revmaaatin
Test Run 1 about to commence!

That was Samuel's suspicion, the petcock was not operating correctly.
I was not there so I cannot ascertain if he cranked it long enough; he was smart enough not to kill the battery. Smart kid.
...
Forum: Thumpers 08-07-2014, 10:18 AM
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Posted By revmaaatin
Fuel Petcock mysteries-

We had a fuel 'lesson' out on the South Dakota prairie this week.
A very thin we, it was my 18y/o son...one of those 'build character experiences; running out of gas WAY out in Bravo Foxtrot Egypt....
Forum: Vendors 03-13-2014, 06:35 PM
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Posted By revmaaatin
Are you going to be in Rapid City, SD this year?

Are you going to be in Rapid City, SD this year?
Forum: Thumpers 03-11-2014, 10:48 AM
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Posted By revmaaatin
Anti-seeze is helpful here--

and here is another visual-reason to use anti-seeze on your sparkplugs when you install them.

Thanks to the OP for the great pic!
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2014, 03:38 PM
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Posted By revmaaatin
spring dings to bike and body

Same, same: I dropped the KLX250 on me last May, wheels pointed way up hill and gas running out of the cap onto ATGATT.
Small panic followed...lower bike frame was laying across the top of the MX...
Forum: Ride reports 09-24-2013, 09:50 PM
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Posted By revmaaatin
Read your ride report yesterday filled with...

Read your ride report yesterday filled with wonderful pictures; today it is laced with billboard substitutes out the yang-ying....
Is is my computer or did some 'happen'?

Also searching for a...
Forum: Thumpers 09-22-2013, 04:32 PM
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Posted By revmaaatin
Repair your airbox with this simple trick

Red-
You might be able to use superglue and baking soda to repair the small hole. Make sure the pin hole is clean-beyond-belief; drop a spot of superglue on the hole and sprinkle baking soda on it. ...
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2013, 06:29 PM
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Posted By revmaaatin
one day service

My goodness, I feel your pain.

You can get any part(s) you desperately need next day air using your Suzuki dealer.
It will cost you, of course.

We did this very thing in Riverton, WY when we...
Forum: Thumpers 06-03-2013, 01:44 PM
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Posted By revmaaatin
bike is surging

Surging is not always a carb problem--
Take a close look at your chain/sprocket condition;
chains that are near the end of their service life will 'surge' making you think that it is a fuel...
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2013, 07:18 PM
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Posted By revmaaatin
Thanks for the link.

Thanks.
That is incredible.
I went to the full explanation,
http://trailtech.net/tto_tach-hour.html

scroll down to the bottom:
and all you do is just wrap the sparkplug wire with a few...
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2013, 10:24 AM
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Posted By revmaaatin
source and name please

The Tach is right here m8 :deal

http://i660.photobucket.com/albums/uu329/liran-2009/DRZ400S/drz114_zpsa452e953.jpg...
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