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Forum: Regional Forums 06-29-2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 995
Views: 153,606
Posted By wilkinsonk
Why replace a bike that is too big for the area...

Why replace a bike that is too big for the area with a bike that's just a litter and less too big for the area?

Buy a Yamaha 125 for the trails. You can throw a hitch carrier on your car to...
Forum: Racing 06-12-2015, 02:40 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 12,318
Posted By wilkinsonk
He certainly does seem to have his fire back. ...

He certainly does seem to have his fire back. I'm a little more cautious about Yamaha after last Dakar's poor performance. Still hopeful.

Very glad to see the Scott and Ned do well at Sardigna....
Forum: Old's Cool 06-12-2015, 07:00 AM
Replies: 17,330
Views: 11,192,726
Posted By wilkinsonk
I forget if that is a Keino bike or a Paul Cox...

I forget if that is a Keino bike or a Paul Cox bike, both both guys have continued to make works of motor cycle art after the passing of Larry.
Forum: Racing 06-11-2015, 11:10 PM
Replies: 6,429
Views: 831,211
Posted By wilkinsonk
Wait, I thought cheating in a rally by calling...

Wait, I thought cheating in a rally by calling your mates for nav help was acceptable behavior... and posting about it online was brilliant.
Forum: Racing 06-07-2015, 05:09 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,279
Posted By wilkinsonk
Watching Jarvis and Gomez trying to extract...

Watching Jarvis and Gomez trying to extract themselves in the forest. Walker is going to have a hard time getting through on his own...
Forum: Racing 06-06-2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 6,429
Views: 831,211
Posted By wilkinsonk
Finke thread:...

Finke thread: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1012818
Forum: Racing 06-05-2015, 06:56 AM
Replies: 6,429
Views: 831,211
Posted By wilkinsonk
Maybe Pain did not want to play second fiddle for...

Maybe Pain did not want to play second fiddle for Helder. Maybe he was not pleased with the bike and the progress being made on fixing the balance issues they were encountering at Dakar. Maybe the...
Forum: Racing 06-04-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 12,318
Posted By wilkinsonk
The bike "luggage" idea is pure genius! Really...

The bike "luggage" idea is pure genius! Really looking forward to follow you guys on the event.
Forum: Racing 06-03-2015, 11:32 AM
Replies: 6,429
Views: 831,211
Posted By wilkinsonk
Yes, hard to argue that HRC is making real...

Yes, hard to argue that HRC is making real progress on building a team.
Forum: Racing 06-01-2015, 08:04 AM
Replies: 6,429
Views: 831,211
Posted By wilkinsonk
I thought that Yamaha (Japan) was funneling their...

I thought that Yamaha (Japan) was funneling their rally effort through Yamaha France, at least as of last year. The PR effort was through Yamaha corporate efforts.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-30-2015, 04:56 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 110,445
Posted By wilkinsonk
Indeed! This thread is weighing heavily in my...

Indeed! This thread is weighing heavily in my thoughts of moving to Idaho (Boise). I have the perfect bike already, a YZ295.
Forum: Racing 05-30-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 6,429
Views: 831,211
Posted By wilkinsonk
That would certainly be a signal that Yamaha...

That would certainly be a signal that Yamaha hadn't gotten their act together with the new bike.
Forum: Racing 05-28-2015, 05:38 PM
Replies: 6,429
Views: 831,211
Posted By wilkinsonk
HRC (or at least the management) always seemed to...

HRC (or at least the management) always seemed to play favorites with JBB and Speedy, so the loss of Gelder and Laia isn't A big factor except to fans I would think. I agree that they can't seem to...
Forum: Racing 05-28-2015, 05:08 PM
Replies: 6,429
Views: 831,211
Posted By wilkinsonk
Why would one presume that HRC Rally was on the...

Why would one presume that HRC Rally was on the departure schedule?
Forum: Racing 05-24-2015, 05:30 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,370
Posted By wilkinsonk
That's some beautiful work you've done. Have you...

That's some beautiful work you've done. Have you posted this on the KTM RR owners Facebook? I'm sure you'd get lots of interest/business.
Forum: Racing 05-22-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 6,429
Views: 831,211
Posted By wilkinsonk
Doesn't it stand to reason that there was a...

Doesn't it stand to reason that there was a danger marker for that section and that lead to the camera crews being there? Guys are coming in hot through the zone and mis-read the road book? Don't...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-08-2015, 02:54 PM
Replies: 17,330
Views: 11,192,726
Posted By wilkinsonk
Not stock, sure. But a kit could have been added...

Not stock, sure. But a kit could have been added for about $450 or so. All of the hip kids want the cool factor of the kicker, that is until a backfire sends it screaming back to bite them.

...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-04-2015, 07:03 AM
Replies: 17,330
Views: 11,192,726
Posted By wilkinsonk
That's Charlize Theron

That's Charlize Theron
Forum: Regional Forums 05-02-2015, 08:54 PM
Replies: 995
Views: 153,606
Posted By wilkinsonk
Forget about circling Oahu, get a 2-stroke and go...

Forget about circling Oahu, get a 2-stroke and go to Kahuku.
Forum: Racing 04-23-2015, 03:04 PM
Replies: 6,429
Views: 831,211
Posted By wilkinsonk
It does say that the last stage is at the...

It does say that the last stage is at the discretion of the organizers...but then says that it's not possible for riders to select start order. Somewhat contradictory and open to interpretation. I...
Forum: Racing 04-22-2015, 03:35 PM
Replies: 2,471
Views: 543,960
Posted By wilkinsonk
You sirs, have a great idea!!!

You sirs, have a great idea!!!
Forum: Racing 04-21-2015, 05:15 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 8,847
Posted By wilkinsonk
Seems that Paulo was not alone in his dislike for...

Seems that Paulo was not alone in his dislike for the new changes to start positions. From Joan today:

"Im not so happy with the race strategy. The new rule makes it impossible to control the...
Forum: Racing 04-19-2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 8,847
Posted By wilkinsonk
It's a special oversize lid so that you can tuck...

It's a special oversize lid so that you can tuck in your ears and all. I don't think it will take a bend (an you'll lose you MX Flatbiller Membership). Plus with a big ass brim like that, you get...
Forum: Racing 04-17-2015, 05:08 AM
Replies: 6,429
Views: 831,211
Posted By wilkinsonk
Maybe he's standing in front to hide the...

Maybe he's standing in front to hide the improvements on the rear tank/subframe?
Forum: Racing 04-14-2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 6,429
Views: 831,211
Posted By wilkinsonk
24 April, when they've got nobody on the podium...

24 April, when they've got nobody on the podium at Sealine. The beginning of the end, although an argument could be made that their end started at the beginning.
Forum: Racing 04-14-2015, 06:52 AM
Replies: 6,429
Views: 831,211
Posted By wilkinsonk
IIRC, the "WRF" that Pain, Merge, and Boturri...

IIRC, the "WRF" that Pain, Merge, and Boturri rode in Dakar was actually a YZ motor labeled as WRF.
Forum: Racing 04-13-2015, 05:00 PM
Replies: 6,429
Views: 831,211
Posted By wilkinsonk
You have to look at it as the old Speed Brain...

You have to look at it as the old Speed Brain team taking over fully. That's the only way for this to make sense.
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2015, 05:44 AM
Replies: 1,051
Views: 299,732
Posted By wilkinsonk
http://www.rally-raidproducts.co.uk/yamaha/toolbox...

http://www.rally-raidproducts.co.uk/yamaha/toolbox-yamaha-450-wrf-toolbox-toolholder

This plastic-moulded toolbox,with lid and rubber strap to secure,is supplied with a laser-cut stainless-steel...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-08-2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 17,330
Views: 11,192,726
Posted By wilkinsonk
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-kGp5ws8xaYg/VPg6l8bXAgI/...

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-kGp5ws8xaYg/VPg6l8bXAgI/AAAAAAABU9k/EqG4nozWQLs/s1600/Early%2BWomen%2BMotorcycle%2BStunters%2B(5).jpg
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 1,051
Views: 299,732
Posted By wilkinsonk
Send me a PM with your email and I'll send you...

Send me a PM with your email and I'll send you the diagram from the manual.

- Ken
Forum: Racing 03-23-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 6,429
Views: 831,211
Posted By wilkinsonk
Perhaps a new strategy to get these two fast...

Perhaps a new strategy to get these two fast young guys some rally leadership experience in a "less threatening" environment?
Forum: Racing 02-07-2015, 07:18 AM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 934,854
Posted By wilkinsonk
Okay, but we were never conclusive?

Okay, but we were never conclusive?
Forum: Racing 02-06-2015, 11:19 AM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 934,854
Posted By wilkinsonk
Been asked previously and the consensus was that...

Been asked previously and the consensus was that nobody is sure.
Forum: Racing 01-30-2015, 06:25 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 12,161
Posted By wilkinsonk
One thing I noticed was that the time of day...

One thing I noticed was that the time of day played a big part in reading the dunes effectively. Mid day when the sun was straight overhead made everything flatten out and lose depth. This made...
Forum: Racing 01-29-2015, 08:06 PM
Replies: 2,471
Views: 543,960
Posted By wilkinsonk
On the RMS page they say the F2R comes with a 1.5...

On the RMS page they say the F2R comes with a 1.5 amp.

As for the ICO, the current manual didn't list an inline fuse, just says:
"Hook the RED wire to the battery's plus side and the BLACK wire...
Forum: Racing 01-29-2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 934,854
Posted By wilkinsonk
You can even get your position ready for next...

You can even get your position ready for next year's Dakar!

http://static.mijnwebwinkel.nl/winkel/timcoronel/full32887708.jpg
Forum: Trials 01-25-2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,285
Posted By wilkinsonk
I use a Nightrider light sometimes, but was...

I use a Nightrider light sometimes, but was toying with the idea of running a Rigid Industries LED off the bike power (I had already had the light). That way the Nightrider would be on the helmet...
Forum: Racing 01-24-2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 6,429
Views: 831,211
Posted By wilkinsonk
So if I read that correctly, KTM is feeling a...

So if I read that correctly, KTM is feeling a little pressure from HRC and this may have impacted on the decision to run KTM and Huskie next teams year? :eek1
Forum: Thumpers 01-24-2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 1,051
Views: 299,732
Posted By wilkinsonk
Not sure about the new FI WR450s, but the wheels...

Not sure about the new FI WR450s, but the wheels from the steel frame bikes fit the 07-11 aluminum frame ones. The rotors are different (round versus wave) but otherwise the hubs and rims are the...
Forum: Racing 01-23-2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 934,854
Posted By wilkinsonk
That's Helder and Barreda waiting on Goncalves....

That's Helder and Barreda waiting on Goncalves. First one by is Price, then Gonk. Remember, last stage was reverse starting order.
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