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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 07:01 PM
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Posted By ScootToots
Yeah, a lube would have helped. I didn't use any...

Yeah, a lube would have helped. I didn't use any kind of lube or Windex. I also didn't use talc on the tube. I wanted to try it without aids like that (as in Neduro's excellent tutorial).

Didn't...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 02:43 PM
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Posted By ScootToots
Tire Changing: seating the bead

Most of you likely already know this, but I learned something today about tire changing, particularly, seating the bead.

Since mounting a new front tire a few days ago, I noticed a slight bounce...
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2014, 07:47 AM
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Posted By ScootToots
AH, thanks for the clarification. That makes...

AH, thanks for the clarification. That makes sense now. Yeah, the MT43 was on my short list for a long while. The downside is the weight of the tire. It's a real heavy tire if the specs on the Dennis...
Forum: Thumpers 09-09-2014, 02:10 PM
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Posted By ScootToots
Ed, What do you mean by: "but the...

Ed,

What do you mean by:

"but the diameter...especially over the worn IRC...was enough to make one seriously cautious about the firmness of the ground and make sure it doesn't tip too much to...
Forum: Thumpers 09-01-2014, 10:19 AM
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Posted By ScootToots
It's likely the cam chain tensioner lifter...

It's likely the cam chain tensioner lifter assembly. It rattles in many of these bikes, at certain revs and on steady or trailing throttle, then vanishes when under load. Mine progressed from the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 10,079
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Posted By ScootToots
This works great. After seeing Shiftline's modded...

This works great. After seeing Shiftline's modded tail section, I did the same. Looks great, eliminates useless crap, and keeps the very visible tail light and signals.
Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 10,079
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Posted By ScootToots
Here is a clear explanation with photos:...

Here is a clear explanation with photos: http://www.crfadventures.com/crf250l-modifications/adjust-the-crf250l-preload.html
Forum: Thumpers 08-14-2014, 09:07 AM
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Posted By ScootToots
If you mean the preload adjusting rings on the...

If you mean the preload adjusting rings on the shock, they are very accessible to a long screwdriver and a hammer. Quick easy job actually.
Forum: Thumpers 08-13-2014, 09:08 AM
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Posted By ScootToots
Surprise to me as well, since I asked our Honda...

Surprise to me as well, since I asked our Honda Powerhouse lead tech if they can re-calibrate the speedo. He said Honda has no way to re-calibrate it, and that the only way is to purchase an...
Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2014, 06:33 AM
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Posted By ScootToots
Pro Taper Pillow Top Grips might help, and be...

Pro Taper Pillow Top Grips might help, and be sure to wear gloves with padding in the palm. I like the dirt bike style gloves, but some are more padded than others. Those two considerations could...
Forum: Thumpers 07-28-2014, 09:30 AM
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Posted By ScootToots
The popping on deceleration is common in this...

The popping on deceleration is common in this bike. The system injects fresh air into the exhaust to burn any gasses that would otherwise be expelled into the atmosphere. The popping is that gas...
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2014, 07:36 AM
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Posted By ScootToots
You may have been fortunate in that deer...

You may have been fortunate in that deer avoidance peg scraping maneuver. If you look at the tire, you'll see that when you lean aggressively like that, you are contacting the road with just two...
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2014, 07:24 AM
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Posted By ScootToots
I have the D606 in 120/90-18 on my crf250l. No...

I have the D606 in 120/90-18 on my crf250l. No issues with clearance. I have 13/42 gearing with the stock chain. Just a note though.

I find the D606 is better off road in mud or really loose...
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2014, 06:26 PM
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Posted By ScootToots
I finally healed up enough to ride into the...

I finally healed up enough to ride into the hills. Here's a brief video from today's ride:

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/Dl3y-3U-OII" frameborder="0"...
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2014, 09:56 AM
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Posted By ScootToots
Yah I really like the bag I have. It doesn't look...

Yah I really like the bag I have. It doesn't look bulky or dorky because of the shape. It is expandable out to the sides, and has lots of pockets, plus a rain cover. The straps are long enough to...
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2014, 09:50 AM
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Posted By ScootToots
No worries :-). Not sure of the precise angle....

No worries :-). Not sure of the precise angle. The pic shows it fairly accurately. I chalked the line freehand, beginning at the start of the outward flair, then just chalked the line to be in...
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2014, 09:09 AM
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Posted By ScootToots
I used Rustoleum universal all surface spray in...

I used Rustoleum universal all surface spray in Satin finish. It bonds very strongly to plastic without priming first with a bonding primer, and the hardness is excellent once cured.

I had a...
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2014, 06:17 PM
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Posted By ScootToots
A touch of black and fender mod

After the crash I repaired the exhaust cover and decided to paint it black. To keep things balanced I did the same for the tool box on the opposite side. I think the lines are much better now. The...
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2014, 07:50 AM
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Posted By ScootToots
Yah, I was wearing a textile jacket with armor...

Yah, I was wearing a textile jacket with armor also, and zero bruising, zero scraping on the upper body. The jacket was badly scuff on the elbows and one shoulder, as well as the back. It did it's...
Forum: Ride reports 06-15-2014, 09:55 AM
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Posted By ScootToots
Thanks for posting the link to this on the...

Thanks for posting the link to this on the CRF250L Owners thread. Really enjoyed the photos. What a great trip! I've never been to Newfoundland but have wanted to. I like the east coast. I've been to...
Forum: Thumpers 06-15-2014, 08:04 AM
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Posted By ScootToots
Man, I'm glad you're healing so well. Take it...

Man, I'm glad you're healing so well. Take it slow, do your exercises, and keep your spirits high :-). Re: your comment on my post, you are so right; we need these reminders. Sharing my video was my...
Forum: Thumpers 06-15-2014, 07:54 AM
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Posted By ScootToots
Yah, I would imagine that's a real problem. I...

Yah, I would imagine that's a real problem. I would only run DOT approved tires though. The D606's are DOT approved. Thanks :-)
Forum: Thumpers 06-15-2014, 07:51 AM
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Posted By ScootToots
Just a coping saw, then some sandpaper to round...

Just a coping saw, then some sandpaper to round the edges, then step down to real fine grits to polish it out.

:-)
Forum: Thumpers 06-14-2014, 03:16 PM
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Posted By ScootToots
Pretty simple to just modify the stock fender. If...

Pretty simple to just modify the stock fender. If it doesn't work out as planned, you are only out the $30 or so it will cost for an aftermarket fender.
Forum: Thumpers 06-14-2014, 08:24 AM
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Posted By ScootToots
I showed the mod in the video "Lessons from a...

I showed the mod in the video "Lessons from a Lowside Crash." Basically, I chopped the front of the fender back a bit. I found that wide front fender shape was flapping around at speed. It's nice and...
Forum: Thumpers 06-14-2014, 08:19 AM
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Posted By ScootToots
While there could have been some unseen sand in...

While there could have been some unseen sand in the bend, I watch for that like a hawk and didn't see any. What you aren't able to detect on the video is the lean angle I was at before it slid out. I...
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2014, 05:06 PM
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Posted By ScootToots
Fox protective gear review

Here is that review that I did today of the new gear that I purchased.

The items reviewed are:

Fox Titan Sport Jacket
Fox Titan Impact Shorts
Fox Launch Enduro Performance Knee Guards
...
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2014, 01:03 PM
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Posted By ScootToots
Yah, there's no joy in being a quitter. Being...

Yah, there's no joy in being a quitter. Being smart and learning from stuff though, brings a lot of joy, because it keeps a person riding instead of dying :-)

Good to be back in the saddle!
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2014, 01:00 PM
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Posted By ScootToots
I just went for ride in the rain to test out my...

I just went for ride in the rain to test out my front fender mod. I was stopped waiting to turn right, then slowly moved out into the turn which had a brick paved crosswalk. Those wet bricks caused...
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2014, 11:06 AM
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Posted By ScootToots
I think you can feel the affect of changing...

I think you can feel the affect of changing position on the seat enough to gauge where to be. I was in the right position, not overly forward, and was throttling throttling on OUT of the bend; I...
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2014, 07:51 AM
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Posted By ScootToots
Good info there, Ed. Your key words were:...

Good info there, Ed. Your key words were: "They're OK on pavement with the appropriate cautions." Clearly I wasn't exercising appropriate cautions when I went down. That said, I sure wouldn't want to...
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2014, 07:38 AM
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Posted By ScootToots
Not having a huge amount of experience on a dual...

Not having a huge amount of experience on a dual sport, I found the D606's limitations on pavement, the hard way. Got it on camera though. Still recovering, but riding again now :-).

That crash...
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2014, 06:47 AM
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Posted By ScootToots
I put 14,000 km's (9300 miles) on the stock rear...

I put 14,000 km's (9300 miles) on the stock rear before it was down enough to need replacing. Riding was a combo of pavement (city and highway) and rocky dirt routes. I was quite happy with it.

I...
Forum: Thumpers 06-04-2014, 08:40 AM
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Posted By ScootToots
Thanks for asking :-). The followup visit to the...

Thanks for asking :-). The followup visit to the doc eased some concerns regarding my sacrum. I thought it may be fractured, but he thinks it is just badly bruised. Either way the treatment is the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-03-2014, 10:20 AM
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Posted By ScootToots
That's a cool customization/rebuild of that KLX....

That's a cool customization/rebuild of that KLX. At first I was wondering what the heck those u shaped tubes coming off the left side were. Then I read they were to carry the guy's surf board. Can...
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2014, 10:15 AM
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Posted By ScootToots
You're right, I've never been to that part of the...

You're right, I've never been to that part of the world. I guess I was speaking from a more local-to-me perspective. I do understand though from past experience when I young. Dogs just ran loose....
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2014, 10:08 AM
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Posted By ScootToots
I guess I'll know a lot more about how the...

I guess I'll know a lot more about how the tendons and muscles are on Monday when I see the specialist at the Ortho Clinic in the hospital. Hopefully it won't be too easy to dislocate again, at least...
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2014, 10:00 AM
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Posted By ScootToots
Thanks Ed, Thanks for that advice. I won't make...

Thanks Ed, Thanks for that advice. I won't make any hasty decisions. I've been fairly athletic/fit most of my life, so I have a pretty good body sense. I'll make sure I get all the facts and combine...
Forum: Thumpers 05-28-2014, 01:14 PM
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Posted By ScootToots
Damn man, some dogs are just crazy in the way...

Damn man, some dogs are just crazy in the way they charge out. I sure hope you weren't hurt too badly. Rest and recover. The owner of that dog should own some of your pain, in one way or another. Too...
Forum: Thumpers 05-27-2014, 08:28 PM
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Posted By ScootToots
Thanks guys

Thanks everyone for your well-wishes. It would feel a lot worse if I were completely alone in this. I know you all understand. I'm pretty tough though, and I'm a good healer, so I expect good...
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