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Forum: Thumpers Today, 08:57 AM
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Posted By Grreatdog
Broken off. They don't generally fall off until...

Broken off. They don't generally fall off until you snap the bolt. :deal
Forum: Thumpers Today, 07:49 AM
Replies: 9,293
Views: 405,487
Posted By Grreatdog
What kills you in sand is when it starts going...

What kills you in sand is when it starts going vertical. Back in the good old days there were still a few beaches where we could ride dunes. Low power bikes always sucked getting up those dune faces....
Forum: 2 smokers Today, 06:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,316
Posted By Grreatdog
I wonder about the KTM published weights. My 01...

I wonder about the KTM published weights. My 01 MXC200 barely breaks 200 pounds with full DOT lighting and a little battery. The thing feels like a mountain bike.
Forum: Thumpers Today, 04:50 AM
Replies: 5,908
Views: 1,069,773
Posted By Grreatdog
I found something on mine doing a valve...

I found something on mine doing a valve adjustment that I can't remember seeing mentioned here. The carb to airbox boot is dried out and split in several places. This probably would have been a death...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 06:54 PM
Replies: 9,293
Views: 405,487
Posted By Grreatdog
I keep coming back for the Venus flytrap effect...

I keep coming back for the Venus flytrap effect of snatching unsuspecting people who venture inside. This thread never fails to deliver. It may get lean from time to time. But eventually somebody...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 12:25 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 6,778
Posted By Grreatdog
It would be really cool if ADVrider had a forum...

It would be really cool if ADVrider had a forum just for arguing about things church, state and and money.
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 10:34 AM
Replies: 9,293
Views: 405,487
Posted By Grreatdog
You should see the looks when you pull your pants...

You should see the looks when you pull your pants leg up and remove a strap-on at Starbucks. :evil
Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 9,293
Views: 405,487
Posted By Grreatdog
I might be a little too old school on that. I am...

I might be a little too old school on that. I am still a fan of strap on hard plastic knee/shin guards. I never have warmed up to the bionic knee braces with a hinge. I like that they are easy put on...
Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 9,293
Views: 405,487
Posted By Grreatdog
If you heal at all that is.

If you heal at all that is.
Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 9,293
Views: 405,487
Posted By Grreatdog
The guys I ride with down south were ribbing me a...

The guys I ride with down south were ribbing me a little a couple of weeks ago over the mesh jacket and MX boots for a casual dirt road ride. I reminded them about my two ankle surgeries for the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 9,293
Views: 405,487
Posted By Grreatdog
To me, it depends on where you ride. Gear didn't...

To me, it depends on where you ride. Gear didn't and still doesn't matter that much to me riding trails in coastal SC. Most of that is sugar sand and bottomless mud. You are more likely to get hurt...
Forum: The Garage 08-17-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 875
Views: 153,845
Posted By Grreatdog
Already had the back tire in the air with a...

Already had the back tire in the air with a hydraulic jack to spin the engine to TDC for a valve adjustment. Still stable once I added the front wheel vise thing. Actually, when I think about it, the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 9,293
Views: 405,487
Posted By Grreatdog
The only animals I ever hit were an alligator and...

The only animals I ever hit were an alligator and an owl. The gator was like hitting a speed hump at night at 60 mph. Which was a surprise rather than a problem on a dual sport. But getting nailed in...
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 33,683
Posted By Grreatdog
It really depends on your definition of offroad....

It really depends on your definition of offroad. To a lot of riders rough forest service roads are offroad. I tried running down two riders on an HP2 and a 950 Adventure in those conditions and ate...
Forum: The Garage 08-17-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 875
Views: 153,845
Posted By Grreatdog
I could not be more pleased with this. For the...

I could not be more pleased with this. For the first time ever I managed a sub two hour LC4 oil change including a bagel and coffee break plus a few Kong throws for the dog. This makes life easier....
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 9,293
Views: 405,487
Posted By Grreatdog
I have only done one WTF happened crash where I...

I have only done one WTF happened crash where I woke up not knowing where I was or what had happened. That one involved watching Wide World of Sports Superbikers and thinking a couple of laps around...
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 33,683
Posted By Grreatdog
:cry Probably would have been a low fendered...

:cry

Probably would have been a low fendered street oriented bike anyway. I will keep saving my pennies for an EXC500.

http://www.advpulse.com/adv-bikes/hopes-dashed-2015-ktm-390-adventure/
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 6,778
Posted By Grreatdog
Next door neighbors bike but, yes, an Italian...

Next door neighbors bike but, yes, an Italian Harley bought from Western Auto. A weird bike with two rear sprockets for a kind or dual range setup. But it had a shifter, clutch, full lighting and a...
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 733
Posted By Grreatdog
To me, if you want to get the aesthetics right...

To me, if you want to get the aesthetics right but not go full boat ass killing hardtail, start with a twin shock XT/TT 500. I saw an immaculate old silver tank XT500 on our local CL for around a...
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 6,778
Posted By Grreatdog
My brother did get a couple of police car rides...

My brother did get a couple of police car rides home with his in the trunk. Back then in a small town with many dads overseas cops were pretty cool about boys running wild. Well, most of them anyway....
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 6,778
Posted By Grreatdog
I was always a Tecumseh guy back when we really...

I was always a Tecumseh guy back when we really did ride lawn mower engined bikes. How I didn't die on no suspension, eight inch wheel, scrub brake mini bikes is a mystery. Some of them would hit 45...
Forum: Thumpers 08-16-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 6,778
Posted By Grreatdog
Alright, enough CSM hand wringing, let's get back...

Alright, enough CSM hand wringing, let's get back to the original topic. I got a reminder of where the Japanese are while thumbing through a Cycle World top ten article this morning. Their selections...
Forum: Thumpers 08-16-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 9,293
Views: 405,487
Posted By Grreatdog
No doubt. An oil change (always a bitch with a...

No doubt. An oil change (always a bitch with a skid plate, two drain bolts under the engine and a filter in the side of the engine and one under the downtube) plus a tedious, fiddly valve adjustment...
Forum: Thumpers 08-16-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 9,293
Views: 405,487
Posted By Grreatdog
While y'all trying to decide who are the worst...

While y'all trying to decide who are the worst asses, I did something that mortifies many WRR riders: a valve adjustment on my 640. Which is actually easier than an oil change. I am digging this bike...
Forum: Thumpers 08-16-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 9,293
Views: 405,487
Posted By Grreatdog
I could probably hit three Starbucks from my...

I could probably hit three Starbucks from my house in under five minutes. Maybe more. But then I do live about two miles from the Annapolis Mall. :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 08-16-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 9,293
Views: 405,487
Posted By Grreatdog
Especially given that I just dropped $80 for just...

Especially given that I just dropped $80 for just parts and oil for an oil change on my LC4. I could have shaved some off buying online and not using Motorex. But I like blue oil and you gotta throw...
Forum: Thumpers 08-16-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 9,293
Views: 405,487
Posted By Grreatdog
Like I told you those are wear items on that...

Like I told you those are wear items on that bike. Especially if they sit dirty so the bushing corrodes. Replacing all three parts probably isn't $15. But if you chose to believe those are lifetime...
Forum: Thumpers 08-16-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 9,293
Views: 405,487
Posted By Grreatdog
Then there are guys like me who can be seen on...

Then there are guys like me who can be seen on YouTube augering in on ridiculously easy trails. Well, ridiculously easy on my MXC but not so much the 640. Hell I crashed my 640 on the bike lift last...
Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,372
Posted By Grreatdog
It certainly would to me. I have no use for a...

It certainly would to me. I have no use for a styling exercise featuring a low front fender, under engine exhaust, luggage and a ton of extra plastic just because that is in vogue right now.

But...
Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 9,293
Views: 405,487
Posted By Grreatdog
Not much chance of rebutting anything from band...

Not much chance of rebutting anything from band camp.
Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 9,293
Views: 405,487
Posted By Grreatdog
I seriously doubt your WR250R is even capable of...

I seriously doubt your WR250R is even capable of the speeds I typically ride open two track. None of the ones I ride with ever have been. Even the XRL and KLX 650's I ride with typically out pace all...
Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 9,293
Views: 405,487
Posted By Grreatdog
If it is anything like my 640 there is a reason I...

If it is anything like my 640 there is a reason I steer with the throttle. Ask the DAMN Riders who got to help me drag the front tire around a couple of switchbacks on a Shenandoah 500 AA route one...
Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 9,293
Views: 405,487
Posted By Grreatdog
I suspect the 690 is rather like my 640E on goat...

I suspect the 690 is rather like my 640E on goat trails. The length of the bike is a handicap on mountain switchbacks and the power a handicap in real snot. The suspension works fine, most likely...
Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 9,293
Views: 405,487
Posted By Grreatdog
I agree with just one little technical point: the...

I agree with just one little technical point: the new 690's are actually an inch lower seat height than a WRR. When I sat on one I was surprised how low the 2014 feels compared to my compared to my...
Forum: Thumpers 08-14-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 9,293
Views: 405,487
Posted By Grreatdog
No doubt terrifying in the same way as our annual...

No doubt terrifying in the same way as our annual Christmas Santa Speedo Run. :huh
Forum: Thumpers 08-14-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 9,293
Views: 405,487
Posted By Grreatdog
Yep, I didn't see a single shipping container...

Yep, I didn't see a single shipping container "dealership" set up shop around here all summer or any CL ads pushing cheap bikes and ATV's. Even our local Pep Boys quit selling them.
Forum: Thumpers 08-13-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 9,293
Views: 405,487
Posted By Grreatdog
The XT200 I am jumping in that still image from...

The XT200 I am jumping in that still image from an ancient 1982ish video had a Supertrapp exhaust, rejetted carb, opened airbox and was bored out to accept an XS400 piston then the base gasket...
Forum: Thumpers 08-13-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 9,293
Views: 405,487
Posted By Grreatdog
I see your WR250R and raise you one XT200.........

I see your WR250R and raise you one XT200...... :lol3

http://i427.photobucket.com/albums/pp354/grreatdog/TommyYoakum.jpg (http://s427.photobucket.com/user/grreatdog/media/TommyYoakum.jpg.html)
Forum: Thumpers 08-13-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 9,293
Views: 405,487
Posted By Grreatdog
If you carry one there is a corollary to Murphy's...

If you carry one there is a corollary to Murphy's Law that guarantees you will never need it. :deal

I haven't broken another shifter since I put a spare under my seat after once breaking three...
Forum: Thumpers 08-13-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 9,293
Views: 405,487
Posted By Grreatdog
Heaven forbid you end up miles from anywhere on a...

Heaven forbid you end up miles from anywhere on a ....gasp.... KTM. :eek1

http://i427.photobucket.com/albums/pp354/grreatdog/DSCF0015.jpg...
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