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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-13-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,143
Posted By MotorradMike
Very long but did read. Well written too. ...

Very long but did read.
Well written too.
Thanks, I learned some stuff.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-13-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 10,166
Posted By MotorradMike
That was a silly post :D My bike has never...

That was a silly post :D
My bike has never littered.
Forum: The Garage 12-02-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,517
Posted By MotorradMike
Seriously? You want to close this thread...

Seriously?
You want to close this thread because you posted a link to a weird differential gauge not designed by me?

This my friend, is what's wanted....
Forum: GS Boxers 12-02-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 709
Views: 44,893
Posted By MotorradMike
You could salt some Delrin in with their...

You could salt some Delrin in with their recyclables, then go on vacation. :evil
Forum: GS Boxers 11-26-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,494
Posted By MotorradMike
Voltage is never meaningless. If your bike is...

Voltage is never meaningless.
If your bike is producing 14.3V, it is producing enough current to supply all the connected loads without discharging the battery.

An ammeter will give you good...
Forum: Road warriors 11-13-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,349
Posted By MotorradMike
Nowhere to go but up. It should idle smoothly...

Nowhere to go but up.
It should idle smoothly and pull hard as you start out in first.
No hesitation, no lumpiness, no stalling.

I wonder if the TPS has been tampered with and is causing it to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-11-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,116
Posted By MotorradMike
I tried one off-road, it sucked. My buddy(his...

I tried one off-road, it sucked.
My buddy(his bike) said "You get used to it".
Screw that, I like engine braking, and I don't like the clutch slipping most of the time.

It just makes your dirt...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-07-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,117
Posted By MotorradMike
That's a real milestone. If you can keep your...

That's a real milestone.
If you can keep your wits about you long enough to take a pic instead of having every atom in your body screaming to get the bike back upright, you've accomplished something.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-05-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,117
Posted By MotorradMike
I've dropped all my bikes. About 15 times total...

I've dropped all my bikes.
About 15 times total in 40 years.

My wife dropped hers in the first 10 minutes. Less than a mile on it.
Good attitude though....
Forum: Thumpers 10-20-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 184
Posted By MotorradMike
Add a neutral light to your CRFxxx :How to

I've ridden many bikes in my life and the only 2 without neutral lights have been the Honda dirt bikes we have.
I've not had an issue with it but my wife is a new rider and she is having trouble...
Forum: The Garage 10-20-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,265
Posted By MotorradMike
Very cool Ron! Nice job on all the parts too.

Very cool Ron!
Nice job on all the parts too.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-07-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,978
Posted By MotorradMike
I had to change companies when I got the 1100...

I had to change companies when I got the 1100 because they wouldn't insure anything with over 1000cc displacement.
CBR600RRR no problem.

I couldn't get anyone to insure the CRF230F for trail use...
Forum: Thumpers 10-06-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 1,242
Views: 275,743
Posted By MotorradMike
That went well! She sat on the CRF125FB and...

That went well!
She sat on the CRF125FB and said "This fits fine".
We got it!

She can't flat foot it but the front half of her boots are on the ground....
Forum: Thumpers 10-03-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 1,242
Views: 275,743
Posted By MotorradMike
Tomorrow, she sits on the big wheel 2015 CRF125. ...

Tomorrow, she sits on the big wheel 2015 CRF125.
If she can't flat foot it stock, I have 2 wooden blocks 1" thick she can try to flat foot on with her riding boots.
I can lower it 1" easy. The...
Forum: Thumpers 10-02-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 1,242
Views: 275,743
Posted By MotorradMike
I found a CRF125 'Big wheel' an hour away so...

I found a CRF125 'Big wheel' an hour away so we'll be off to sit on that shortly.
It's only 2" taller, I'm sure I can lower it enough to suit. It's a much more capable bike IMHO.

ElleDubs, your...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-02-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,267
Posted By MotorradMike
You should patent this process.

You should patent this process.
Forum: Thumpers 10-01-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 1,242
Views: 275,743
Posted By MotorradMike
Thanks for the quick reply RR! I looked up...

Thanks for the quick reply RR!

I looked up the TTR and its a bit heavier(198Lbs) and a bit taller(31.7") than the big wheel CRF125 at 194Lbs and 31" seat height.
I call those numbers all about...
Forum: Thumpers 10-01-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 1,242
Views: 275,743
Posted By MotorradMike
Questions about CRF125

Hi guys:

I'm looking for a trail bike for my wife who has a 27" inseam. (Originally started here (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1008607).)

I've read through this whole...
Forum: The Garage 09-24-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 924
Posted By MotorradMike
You can if you use relays.

You can if you use relays.
Forum: The Garage 09-24-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 924
Posted By MotorradMike
Here's another data point for you. Just to...

Here's another data point for you.

Just to prove a point to a customer who wanted too many big wires in a small space, I ran 5A through a piece of 30AWG for an hour in free air.
It got hot but...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-22-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,471
Posted By MotorradMike
Fixed. All's well that ends well!

Fixed.
All's well that ends well!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-20-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 9,200
Posted By MotorradMike
1/ Enough people have done it for enough miles...

1/ Enough people have done it for enough miles that I think we are at the point where we have to conclude that nothing terrible is going to happen. If it was a really stupid idea, there would be...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-20-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,163
Posted By MotorradMike
Not sharing.

Not sharing.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-20-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,166
Posted By MotorradMike
Phone home and say you might be late. Don't...

Phone home and say you might be late.
Don't ride sick.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-19-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,471
Posted By MotorradMike
Well that guarantees a really good trip. Your...

Well that guarantees a really good trip.
Your bike is pre-disastered. :D
Forum: Vendors 09-16-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,929
Posted By MotorradMike
Cool app and cool name too! I'd get that NOW if...

Cool app and cool name too!
I'd get that NOW if it was free and it worked with Android.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-16-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 7,851
Posted By MotorradMike
The problem is the sight glass. Dipsticks don't...

The problem is the sight glass.
Dipsticks don't give false readings because the stick goes right straight into the oil rather than looking at it sideways.

I will be modifying my sump this Winter...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-16-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 10,609
Posted By MotorradMike
I wave to scooter riders. They seldom wave back...

I wave to scooter riders.
They seldom wave back but I bet it makes their day.

I would not wave to that^ guy, he wouldn't see me.
I'd stop though, and help him out.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-16-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,888
Posted By MotorradMike
Back to the thread so I can read stuff that...

Back to the thread so I can read stuff that helps.

I have a CRF230F and some short trails around home I'm trying to master.
I TRY to stand on the pegs most of the time because most of what I read...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-15-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,789
Posted By MotorradMike
But, those times weren't accidents right? You...

But, those times weren't accidents right?
You need to be clear that layin' 'er down doesn't count.
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,966
Posted By MotorradMike
Thanks again guys. My wife is 5' with short...

Thanks again guys.

My wife is 5' with short legs.
I've added the TTR230 and KLX140L to my list of bikes to look out for.

I'm heading over to the shortypants thread now.

This is my first...
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,966
Posted By MotorradMike
Thanks guys: I don't want to modify the 230,...

Thanks guys:

I don't want to modify the 230, I ride it quite a bit.

She won't get on anything she can't touch both toes.

She wants to try riding and I'd like to keep her away from the street...
Forum: Thumpers 09-09-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,966
Posted By MotorradMike
Looking for a shorter trail bike for my wife

Sorry guys, not looking for a trials bike.
I think you guys are my best bet though.

I have a CRF230F and like it lots but my wife is too short to touch both toes when stopped.
Every bike she can...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-24-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,833
Posted By MotorradMike
200 miles is about 32186880cm.

200 miles is about 32186880cm.
Forum: The Garage 08-20-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,086
Posted By MotorradMike
I used epoxy to glue one to my inner disk ring at...

I used epoxy to glue one to my inner disk ring at least 5 years ago and it hasn't moved yet.
Steel ring though.
Forum: The Garage 08-13-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,486
Posted By MotorradMike
Look around here...

Look around here (http://www.lhup.edu/~dsimanek/museum/unwork.htm).

The cooler PMMs have brakes on them so they don't get out of control.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-12-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,032
Posted By MotorradMike
Thanks, I guess there's nothing to understand...

Thanks, I guess there's nothing to understand then.
Forum: The Garage 08-12-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,486
Posted By MotorradMike
There is no guessing. Just grade 8 physics.

There is no guessing.
Just grade 8 physics.
Forum: The Garage 08-11-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,751
Posted By MotorradMike
I'm going to try that. Thanks.

I'm going to try that.
Thanks.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-11-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,032
Posted By MotorradMike
I've seen this specified and don't understand it....

I've seen this specified and don't understand it.
The belt will always twist 90 degrees if you twist it hard enough.
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