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Forum: Road warriors 10-27-2012, 11:02 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 42,289
Posted By skibootdog
Forum: Road warriors 10-24-2012, 07:17 PM
Replies: 4,052
Views: 469,259
Posted By skibootdog
mind

I used to buy balsa wood in the 1950s to make model aircraft. my grandmother would tell me that she never saw a person turn so much good balsa wood into scrap.
Forum: Road warriors 10-20-2012, 05:11 PM
Replies: 4,052
Views: 469,259
Posted By skibootdog
welds

the goldwing went because the workers could not weld the frames 2002-2004
Forum: Road warriors 10-19-2012, 11:26 PM
Replies: 489
Views: 98,898
Posted By skibootdog
1199

road today with 2 1199's both owners had over 5000mi. on the bikes with no problems. I was on my MV675 and got a good look at both ducks from the back. wish I still had mine.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-13-2012, 03:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,395
Posted By skibootdog
use or lose it

take a tralier hitch wire harness driven on salted roads, it will turn green and fail. covered with dielectric inside and out on pins it will last forever.
Forum: Road warriors 10-12-2012, 03:11 PM
Replies: 489
Views: 98,898
Posted By skibootdog
math

I paid $24,000.00 and sold it for $12,000.00
Forum: Road warriors 10-12-2012, 10:46 AM
Replies: 489
Views: 98,898
Posted By skibootdog
no problem

my 1199 engine never came apart at the dealer, they were very fair and replaced the "long block" you can tell the engine was messed with, missing paint bolt heads rounded, wires in new places. the...
Forum: Thumpers 10-05-2012, 03:41 PM
Replies: 1,705
Views: 446,351
Posted By skibootdog
did you punch out?

its' ok to look silly if you talk silly!
Forum: Road warriors 09-18-2012, 07:46 PM
Replies: 5,625
Views: 1,120,481
Posted By skibootdog
2010

USA claims of at least $100.00 parts 2010
honda-1.3 of 100 bikes sold
yamaha-2.1
suzuki-2.6
kawaski-3.1
bmw-3.3
triumph-16.7
aprilia-21.6
H-D-34.2
Forum: Road warriors 09-14-2012, 12:05 PM
Replies: 489
Views: 98,898
Posted By skibootdog
main bearings

1 week ago, at 80mph my motor started to drag and over heat, I pulled to the side of the road ang checked the oil, it smelled burnt, and hade metal flakes in it. I sent a sample to a aircraft lab, it...
Forum: Thumpers 08-29-2012, 03:17 PM
Replies: 1,705
Views: 446,351
Posted By skibootdog
first 100mi

first ride on my crf250L today. put on dot knobs and rim locks, new grips and took off on fire roads and deep woods singel track. nice bike, feels like less power and better tracking than drz400....
Forum: Road warriors 08-15-2012, 05:14 PM
Replies: 5,625
Views: 1,120,481
Posted By skibootdog
coast to coast

in tenn. today on the last leg of my trip on the 700x. it looks like the avg. mpg is 62.6 this is the lowest price bike I have ever ridden coast to coast. it did it all. my only neg. is the bike is a...
Forum: Road warriors 08-13-2012, 07:31 PM
Replies: 5,625
Views: 1,120,481
Posted By skibootdog
on the road (2008)

aug. of 2008 I crossed the USA on rt50 on a new sv650 suzuki. the vtwin motor was a very smooth from 60 to 100 it had more roll on from 60 to 80 and felt like a better handling bike. it pulled the...
Forum: Road warriors 08-13-2012, 02:25 PM
Replies: 5,625
Views: 1,120,481
Posted By skibootdog
on the road

came down rt25 durango to albq. NM 5000ft drop 105deg F. held it between 90 and 105mph for 125mi. still got 55.9mpg lowest of the trip. bought a airhawk seat pad works good and a cool vest a must. I...
Forum: Road warriors 08-10-2012, 12:43 PM
Replies: 5,625
Views: 1,120,481
Posted By skibootdog
on the road

its 125degs.F in death valley today. this nc700X will not over heat. MPG to date is 61.6 took some dirt roads the fork and shock are up to the task. checked oil same as when I left ocean city md. han...
Forum: Road warriors 08-08-2012, 07:26 PM
Replies: 5,625
Views: 1,120,481
Posted By skibootdog
on the road

on my way to calif. from ocean city md. on rt50. the 700x has a great fork, shock is fine, I go 200mi easy between gas stops. I am 200lbs. and I have a 34lbs bag straped to the rear seat. at 75mph if...
Forum: Road warriors 07-31-2012, 06:48 PM
Replies: 5,625
Views: 1,120,481
Posted By skibootdog
e bay

picked up my nc700x on mon. put 500mi around town ocean city md. and then left for buffalo ny via pa. I got 66mpg at 75mph. very nice bike. power and brakes were fine. it felt like a vfr 800 with a...
Forum: Thumpers 07-28-2012, 08:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,497
Posted By skibootdog
news

found out gas gas shipped bikes with missing parts worldwide. no date as to when they will ship missing parts to dealers or owners. still like the bike but its hard to ride without a shock.
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2012, 09:40 PM
Replies: 22,685
Views: 2,882,889
Posted By skibootdog
how about two

sent payment for carb and overnite shipping, 6 weeks carb arrives. it was used, they kept the overnite charge and 35% restock fee when I returned the used carb.
Forum: Thumpers 06-20-2012, 08:55 AM
Replies: 22,685
Views: 2,882,889
Posted By skibootdog
no blow

all the blowing in the world wil not "clean" a carb it must soak in a 1gal. can of gumout overnite then each orfice must be reamed. even sonic cleaning has little effect on pluged holes.
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2012, 09:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,497
Posted By skibootdog
spain

I went to spain to get some bultaco bikes and parts. the dealer also sold gas gas so I rode a 2011 and it was street legal and great in the woods and went 90mph and smooth on the street. he said as...
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2012, 10:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,497
Posted By skibootdog
parts missing

no shock, no tubes, no wire for starter, no batt, I paid full price and $1238.00 shipping. the bar is the size of the shock. just letting new owners know to have items checked before shipping. called...
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2012, 09:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,497
Posted By skibootdog
gas gas

picked up my new gas gas 300R e-start 2012 in the box at foward-air. got it out of the box and found it had a steel bar in place of the shock, no wire to e-start, no oil in gear box, both tires flat....
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2012, 06:59 PM
Replies: 22,685
Views: 2,882,889
Posted By skibootdog
not for street rideing?

more xr650r were sold worldwide street legal than off road only. 29 countries sold street legal bikes with only lighting changes. I have a 2002 USA model with 56877mi and have only put rings in the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-10-2012, 05:40 PM
Replies: 22,685
Views: 2,882,889
Posted By skibootdog
not a chance

short of A motor swap of a 450R motor the 650r is a big bike with little chance of ever toasting any new 450 motocross bike.
Forum: Thumpers 02-29-2012, 09:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,690
Posted By skibootdog
chop

a pig will dive in sand when the throtle is chopped. no scotts will help that. I put a paddle tire on and rasied the fork tubes .5" and it helped but rode a little rough on the road.
Forum: Thumpers 01-09-2012, 10:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,313
Posted By skibootdog
thanks

he also has something in common with AWM. he was gay.
Forum: Thumpers 01-06-2012, 05:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,313
Posted By skibootdog
oscar wild said "you judge a mans wealth by his...

oscar wild said "you judge a mans wealth by his free time"
no one can tell the cush hub from no cush.
you need knobs to go in the mud.
a drz is a overweight under performing dog, no matter how...
Forum: Thumpers 01-06-2012, 10:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,313
Posted By skibootdog
legal

any motorcycle sold in any state with a street legal title is street legal in ny. however it must have: horn, mirror, blinkers,headlight, taillight, stoplight with switch on brake lever.
Forum: Thumpers 12-30-2011, 02:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,217
Posted By skibootdog
get a

remove side panal, left side
put a tape between left corner of subframe and axel
stand on foot pegs
rear sag is 4inchs.
Forum: Thumpers 12-23-2011, 11:07 PM
Replies: 22,685
Views: 2,882,889
Posted By skibootdog
can it be

is that the new tech 11 boot?
Forum: Thumpers 12-23-2011, 05:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,428
Posted By skibootdog
even

your both dreamers, your bike is worth $2500.00 and so is his. your better off with the ktm, you can go futher and faster over dirt and gravel.
Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2011, 06:42 PM
Replies: 22,685
Views: 2,882,889
Posted By skibootdog
buff

cam box polish with mothers and a rag.
Forum: Thumpers 11-30-2011, 09:57 PM
Replies: 22,685
Views: 2,882,889
Posted By skibootdog
gaga

that is the way the the countershaft is made. the tire is the "sound"
Forum: Thumpers 11-22-2011, 05:45 PM
Replies: 22,685
Views: 2,882,889
Posted By skibootdog
stock to lite

took my oem piston to local machine shop, they removed from the sides and under the top. the result is a piston that comes in at 296g
Forum: Thumpers 11-21-2011, 09:03 PM
Replies: 22,685
Views: 2,882,889
Posted By skibootdog
baja

good move, 9 of the top 10 bikes at this years baja 1000 were CRF450X
Forum: Thumpers 11-20-2011, 05:05 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,995
Posted By skibootdog
honda

Crf 230
Forum: Thumpers 11-15-2011, 03:37 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,493
Posted By skibootdog
thin

hot cam tested 71 new. after 6hrs. with used rockers it was 73, then it failed at15hrs. and at that time tested 66. this would tell me the heat treated surface is very thin which lead to a higher pin...
Forum: Thumpers 11-14-2011, 08:30 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,493
Posted By skibootdog
rockwell

for a cam and rocker set to work right they must be in the same wear of their lifespan. A rockwell pin test shows a new honda cam xr600r aircooled at 66, the rockers at 64. the hotcam for this model...
Forum: Thumpers 11-04-2011, 03:19 PM
Replies: 22,685
Views: 2,882,889
Posted By skibootdog
batt. upgrade

this is a fix for weak system sold with baja duelsport lite kit. batt cost $17.95
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