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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 08:27 AM
Replies: 4,926
Views: 711,500
Posted By gearheadE30
Even for $1000 or something, it doesn't look too...

Even for $1000 or something, it doesn't look too bad. Really, just go over the usual dirt bike stuff. They don't have a whole lot of unusual issues, except for bad timing chain tenisoners and...
Forum: Thumpers 01-30-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 4,926
Views: 711,500
Posted By gearheadE30
Basically anything with an aluminum reinforcement...

Basically anything with an aluminum reinforcement will be fine; none of the ones I've seen are really bad quality, just different designs. The ones that are just plastic kind of suck, though.

I...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-29-2015, 06:10 AM
Replies: 18,260
Views: 1,224,410
Posted By gearheadE30
Where's the track at? I used to race up in Indy,...

Where's the track at? I used to race up in Indy, and it's been long enough I don't even remember the name of the track. It was downtown, within sight of 465 on the east side, in an old warehouse.......
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-28-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 704
Posted By gearheadE30
If you're reverse bleeding, that should have...

If you're reverse bleeding, that should have taken care of the air in the calipers. I've had an issue where the lines come up to the master and are actually higher than the reservoir - air likes to...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-28-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 501
Posted By gearheadE30
Might be worth getting a new battery at that...

Might be worth getting a new battery at that point, haha.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-28-2015, 06:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 692
Posted By gearheadE30
Dual sport helmet (I have a Hornet) with a visor...

Dual sport helmet (I have a Hornet) with a visor and a shield works great for me. I usually ride both at night and during the day, even if I'm just riding to work, so anything other than clear...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-28-2015, 12:24 PM
Replies: 18,260
Views: 1,224,410
Posted By gearheadE30
And available in the USA?? ...

And available in the USA??

http://www.gasgas.com/2013_randonne.htm

Interesting, but I don't know that I would be entirely satisfied with a 200 4-stroke as a trail bike. Trials, though, sure.
...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-28-2015, 06:17 AM
Replies: 18,260
Views: 1,224,410
Posted By gearheadE30
I was really hoping that that X-trainer would be...

I was really hoping that that X-trainer would be lighter than 220 lbs... that puts it about on par with the offerings from KTM. I have heard great things about that engine, though, and in other...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-26-2015, 03:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,343
Posted By gearheadE30
Hey, I found it! Added the dates to my calendar;...

Hey, I found it! Added the dates to my calendar; too far out to know, but I bet I can make it. I may not have an old 2 stroke, but I'd be hauling the new 2 stroke up with an old wagon that smokes...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-26-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 18,260
Views: 1,224,410
Posted By gearheadE30
You got a pretty good deal on your 350, based on...

You got a pretty good deal on your 350, based on what they were going for when I was looking for one. They were generally at or above $5000, and if they were less, they needed a rebuild and some...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-26-2015, 02:11 PM
Replies: 18,260
Views: 1,224,410
Posted By gearheadE30
Well, I was originally looking for a 4 stroke as...

Well, I was originally looking for a 4 stroke as well. 2 strokes weren't even on my radar for much the same reason - I like the linear powerband and lugging ability of a 4 stroke. This was reinforced...
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2015, 01:54 PM
Replies: 4,926
Views: 711,500
Posted By gearheadE30
On a bike with an open airbox in the rain? If you...

On a bike with an open airbox in the rain? If you look at how the inner fender of the XT works, it's not exactly hard for the back tire to fling water around and on to the top of the airbox. That's...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-26-2015, 07:37 AM
Replies: 18,260
Views: 1,224,410
Posted By gearheadE30
Cabin fever indeed... I spent a few afternoons...

Cabin fever indeed... I spent a few afternoons last week playing around in the driveway on the 200 with some old brake drums and 2x6s just to practice balance and clutch control haha.


It looks...
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2015, 03:36 PM
Replies: 4,926
Views: 711,500
Posted By gearheadE30
Back tire is throwing water into the airbox, and...

Back tire is throwing water into the airbox, and evaporative cooling from sucking air through the filter made it freeze. I had done that mod when I still had mine, and there's really not a good way...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-22-2015, 06:44 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,586
Posted By gearheadE30
Climbing pulleys? Those are a hell of a lot nicer...

Climbing pulleys? Those are a hell of a lot nicer than the hardware store versions I carry around, and they look a lot lighter too. I bet I've got 4 lbs in my pulleys alone, using the same setup you...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-22-2015, 06:41 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,568
Posted By gearheadE30
How are you guys breaking those lenses? I've had...

How are you guys breaking those lenses? I've had some pretty nasty crashes and done about everything imaginable to that thing and yeah, it's scratched, but never cracked it or anything.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-21-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,858
Posted By gearheadE30
It's much easier to have multiple bikes if you...

It's much easier to have multiple bikes if you like working on them. Otherwise, it gets real expensive real quick. Been there, done that, and am still kind of doing it with cars.

I've gotten down...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-19-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,586
Posted By gearheadE30
But you can't buy wisdom. You can buy a winch....

But you can't buy wisdom. You can buy a winch. :lol3
Forum: Equipment 01-19-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,390
Posted By gearheadE30
Best $700 I've spent; this trailer gets a ton of...

Best $700 I've spent; this trailer gets a ton of use, and because of all the tie down ears, it works well enough as a utility trailer too.
...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-19-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,433
Posted By gearheadE30
I'm generally against adding technology to...

I'm generally against adding technology to something that I take to the middle of nowhere on a regular basis. That whole more stuff to fail thing, you know.

That said, my suspension has been...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-19-2015, 08:18 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,586
Posted By gearheadE30
A few thoughts. I've been in various places with...

A few thoughts. I've been in various places with my 950 where a winch might be handy, since I often ride alone in kind of nasty places as well. First of all, a winch is heavy, and takes up a lot of...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-19-2015, 08:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 826
Posted By gearheadE30
I've got the midwest mountain engineering one on...

I've got the midwest mountain engineering one on my 950 and it has been amazing. that's what I'd go with, and it's taken some pretty nasty hits out in Moab without breaking. Just keep the bar mounts...
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,025
Posted By gearheadE30
This. Sounds like you need a tdub haha.

This. Sounds like you need a tdub haha.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-15-2015, 09:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,154
Posted By gearheadE30
Haha it's like a one-stop OSO library. :clap

Haha it's like a one-stop OSO library. :clap
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-09-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 18,260
Views: 1,224,410
Posted By gearheadE30
Any decent auto upholstery shop should be able to...

Any decent auto upholstery shop should be able to do a good job of it. I've used Gibbs Auto Interiors up in Westfield on car stuff before, and they've done a great job with that.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-08-2015, 10:00 AM
Replies: 18,260
Views: 1,224,410
Posted By gearheadE30
Haha it isn't even warm enough for me to want to...

Haha it isn't even warm enough for me to want to ride in a car, since it takes so long to get warm enough for the heater to work...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-01-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 762
Posted By gearheadE30
those lights look small enough that they might be...

those lights look small enough that they might be okay, but the BDCW mount will break if you ride a lot of rocky off road at speed. It's aluminum, and after awhile it will fatigue and fail. I had 4...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-01-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,373
Posted By gearheadE30
Wow that's a puffy seat. Russel? To be...

Wow that's a puffy seat. Russel?

To be honest, the tank bag (I have the KTM one) got in the way at first, but you kind of get used to it. the 950 is long enough and has so much weight on the front...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-31-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,373
Posted By gearheadE30
Here is everything I took with me for 3 months....

Here is everything I took with me for 3 months. It's enough to travel indefinitely, including spare parts and tools and such. Definitely bring straps for the side bags; I broke both latches off of...
Forum: Ride reports 12-20-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 32,906
Posted By gearheadE30
Day 23 Water Crossing

Crossing a nasty runoff stream that was scattered with large loose rocks underwater. I crossed in the shallowest spot and it was still pretty deep. Ended up filling the fuel pump up with water,...
Forum: Ride reports 12-20-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 32,906
Posted By gearheadE30
Day 15 and 16 clips

Some clips from trying to get from Colorado Springs/Rainbow Falls to Denver without using roads. I did actually make it. The trails were all decomposed granite, which is a lot like riding on coarse...
Forum: Ride reports 12-20-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 32,906
Posted By gearheadE30
Thanks for all the comments, guys :clap. I'll...

Thanks for all the comments, guys :clap. I'll definitely have to do another trip out west sometime, and yes, I do have a decent amount of savings earmarked for the next trip. It will happen. Might be...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-18-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 18,260
Views: 1,224,410
Posted By gearheadE30
I pay a little less for the same thing for my...

I pay a little less for the same thing for my 950, and I don't have much of a credit history and am 23. No tickets wrecks. I ride all year. So it doesn't sound out of line to me at all, but most of...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-16-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 18,260
Views: 1,224,410
Posted By gearheadE30
Nice! you back in indy now?

Nice! you back in indy now?
Forum: Thumpers 12-16-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 4,926
Views: 711,500
Posted By gearheadE30
Wow, that's....involved. Sounds to me like you...

Wow, that's....involved. Sounds to me like you have a float that is sticking a bit, and kicking/starting the bike creates enough vibration to unstick it. You shouldn't have to do the whole tip it...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-15-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 759
Posted By gearheadE30
My symtecs work pretty well and are plenty warm...

My symtecs work pretty well and are plenty warm for me. They get hot enough to be uncomfortable, but if it's really cold out, the backs of your hands will still be cold. That said, having heated...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-15-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 18,260
Views: 1,224,410
Posted By gearheadE30
How is LCRP?

How is LCRP?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-14-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,352
Posted By gearheadE30
Springs are easy. Swapping valve shims is easy,...

Springs are easy. Swapping valve shims is easy, but getting it right is hard.

I had SE springs (0.59, if I remember right. It's been awhile) with stock damping, and they overwhelmed the stock...
Forum: Ride reports 12-05-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 32,906
Posted By gearheadE30
Equipment

For those of you who were wondering, or who are planning a trip of your own, here are some pictures of what I carried with me.

Everything that was on the bike, minus panniers. The bag on the...
Forum: Ride reports 12-05-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 32,906
Posted By gearheadE30
Some final thoughts

I think there will always be more for me to say, and more that I want to write about. An experience like this is really too big for words, and for someone of my average writing talent, so I never...
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