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Forum: Equipment 06-28-2015, 09:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,177
Posted By DaymienRules
Wait, so just because you've got your gear all...

Wait, so just because you've got your gear all sorted, that means you don't try to go and get new stuff? It never occurred to me that was an option.
Forum: Equipment 06-28-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,177
Posted By DaymienRules
Wet Ones baby wipes with alcohol.

Wet Ones baby wipes with alcohol.
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 49,925
Views: 10,611,736
Posted By DaymienRules
Try your local welding supply shop too, they've...

Try your local welding supply shop too, they've usually got nitrogen tanks.
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 49,925
Views: 10,611,736
Posted By DaymienRules
If you've ever pumped up a basketball, the needle...

If you've ever pumped up a basketball, the needle valve is like that only on steroids. It's centred on a 2 inch aluminum disk. The only reason a schreader valve wasn't used for the factory was to...
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 49,925
Views: 10,611,736
Posted By DaymienRules
Do the work yourself, it one of those things goes...

Do the work yourself, it one of those things goes scary-->easy once you try it. Getting rid of the needle setup will be easier in the long run if you plane to ever take the shock a apart again.Pick...
Forum: Equipment 06-28-2015, 03:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,040
Posted By DaymienRules
Fitting my repourposed vintage lid.

I don't know man. I'll give you that you're starting from a not horrible position- using a helmet with known history and not messing with the eps liner. Which is probably far superior to the hipsters...
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 49,925
Views: 10,611,736
Posted By DaymienRules
My conclusion was that for the same money as the...

My conclusion was that for the same money as the 4.7, I got the 3.1 and a rotopax. I only need the big capacity a few times per year, and didn't want to deal with the vacuum issues. Also I too...
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 49,925
Views: 10,611,736
Posted By DaymienRules
I really think your overestimating the wrr's...

I really think your overestimating the wrr's highway comfort. Anything more than about 15 miles at 65+mph and I'm bored out of my mind, hunched over in a full street bike tuck, and alternating...
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 49,925
Views: 10,611,736
Posted By DaymienRules
Euro spec bikes all get the black frame. And a...

Euro spec bikes all get the black frame. And a better taillight.
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 49,925
Views: 10,611,736
Posted By DaymienRules
have..uh..have you tried chain lube...?

have..uh..have you tried chain lube...?
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 49,925
Views: 10,611,736
Posted By DaymienRules
Tighten until its too tight, then back it off...

Tighten until its too tight, then back it off some. boom, done.
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 49,925
Views: 10,611,736
Posted By DaymienRules
haha, nearly 4000 pages: 40% big bike guys...

haha, nearly 4000 pages:
40% big bike guys surprised at what the "little wrr" can do
40% MX guys let down by what it doesn't do
20% guys trying to figure out how to tension a chain.
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2015, 09:46 AM
Replies: 49,925
Views: 10,611,736
Posted By DaymienRules
Well, if the yamaha engineers had a good reason...

Well, if the yamaha engineers had a good reason for taking the 46mm kyb fork they used very successfully in their off road bikes for years, then replacing the guts with parts from a yz85, while also...
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2015, 05:00 PM
Replies: 49,925
Views: 10,611,736
Posted By DaymienRules
I need to touch up parts of the silver frame...

I need to touch up parts of the silver frame where the paint has gone missing. Anyone have a source on a matching spray paint?
Forum: Equipment 06-08-2015, 09:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,863
Posted By DaymienRules
I've found that any ribbed sock will wear my...

I've found that any ribbed sock will wear my calves raw under the boots. This time of year marshals/ Ross puts their fancy tech ski socks on clearance. I just loaded up for $4 a pair.


Sent from...
Forum: Equipment 06-04-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 369
Posted By DaymienRules
Thanks for the review, that's what I was looking...

Thanks for the review, that's what I was looking for. I guess we'll just continue to yell at each other. As for buying the cheapest chinese junk, well, sometimes its junk and sometimes its quality...
Forum: Equipment 06-03-2015, 02:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 369
Posted By DaymienRules
Any reviews on the Dx bluetooth setups?

DX.com has a number of chinese bluetooth helmet setups, about $40 each. Has anyone tried any of them out? I'm looking to get helmet comms for a group of 4 riders, and I have no interest in ponying up...
Forum: Equipment 06-02-2015, 01:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,296
Posted By DaymienRules
The 2 gal the way to go I think, its not a whole...

The 2 gal the way to go I think, its not a whole lot larger for double the capacity.
Forum: Equipment 06-02-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,296
Posted By DaymienRules
Same rack, different bike. This has been the best...

Same rack, different bike. This has been the best setup for extra fuel Ive found. Im using the rotopax 90 degree bracket. Its out of the way, good capacity, and after sliding on the can at about...
Forum: Equipment 01-20-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,164
Posted By DaymienRules
The trick is to keep the sewing machine in the...

The trick is to keep the sewing machine in the garage, then it can be considered a tool. Once it goes into a "craft room" all hope is lost. This heated gear project was actually the first time I had...
Forum: Equipment 01-19-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,164
Posted By DaymienRules
The zig zag machine stitch is the superior way...

The zig zag machine stitch is the superior way go, I've found. If you're looking to improve a bit more on it, I've found that using one of these two sewing machine feet works quite well at guiding...
Forum: Equipment 10-29-2013, 07:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,414
Posted By DaymienRules
+1 for dab of silicone in the middle of the clip....

+1 for dab of silicone in the middle of the clip. Its an issue common to all brands of chains, not just this one in particular.
Forum: Thumpers 10-24-2013, 08:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,083
Posted By DaymienRules
having ridden both back to back, the gs is a much...

having ridden both back to back, the gs is a much easier bike for beginners to start riding on. Its low, comfortable, fairly powerful but not intimidating, and smooth. The WRR engine characteristics...
Forum: Thumpers 10-22-2013, 06:11 PM
Replies: 49,925
Views: 10,611,736
Posted By DaymienRules
Have you actually ridden with the tank panniers...

Have you actually ridden with the tank panniers loaded up? I tried them and it was a pretty awful failure. Velcro adhesive proved insufficient, bags started moving around, then beating me in the...
Forum: Thumpers 10-21-2013, 09:36 PM
Replies: 49,925
Views: 10,611,736
Posted By DaymienRules
with the mt43 I run a 14/47 street and, 13/47...

with the mt43 I run a 14/47 street and, 13/47 strictly off road. I think the 14/48 will be pretty close to stock gears/tires, but with the additional tire weight of the mt43.
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 10-21-2013, 11:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,866
Posted By DaymienRules
I bought a used one a few months ago. If there...

I bought a used one a few months ago. If there was a 1yr free service deal then I would have bought new, but there wasn't. FWIW when you sign up for your 1yr service, google for a recent discount...
Forum: Equipment 10-20-2013, 03:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 803
Posted By DaymienRules
I'd really be surprised if its anything beyond...

I'd really be surprised if its anything beyond the equivalent of 3m scotchgard spray, about $5 a can.
Forum: Thumpers 10-09-2013, 08:08 PM
Replies: 49,925
Views: 10,611,736
Posted By DaymienRules
I've a paddle on mine and played a few days at...

I've a paddle on mine and played a few days at pismo. It's certainly not ideal, but it will work. I'd recommend a 50-52t rear sprocket, sliding the forks as low as you can get them in the triple...
Forum: Thumpers 10-07-2013, 02:22 PM
Replies: 49,925
Views: 10,611,736
Posted By DaymienRules
you're using bar clamps for the inner mounts,...

you're using bar clamps for the inner mounts, which you can move around and reposition to make them an ideal fit. For installations with triple clamp mounts, where the inboard bolt is in one place...
Forum: Thumpers 10-06-2013, 06:38 PM
Replies: 49,925
Views: 10,611,736
Posted By DaymienRules
In a hard enough hit, the guards will bend before...

In a hard enough hit, the guards will bend before breaking stuff. It happened to me a few weeks ago, handguard bent far enough that it got into the brake lever and bent it too. It was a direct hit...
Forum: Thumpers 10-06-2013, 10:44 AM
Replies: 49,925
Views: 10,611,736
Posted By DaymienRules
That was the problem with clamp on mounts. I...

That was the problem with clamp on mounts. I could never get the tight enough to stay in place when the bike hit the dirt. Thats why I went to triple clamp mounts, with zero adjustability. The last...
Forum: Equipment 10-05-2013, 09:30 PM
Replies: 349
Views: 90,180
Posted By DaymienRules
I ran into trouble using clothing items with too...

I ran into trouble using clothing items with too much stretch. Jacket would stretch, hearing wires would not, then form a break. Just ,make sure to route the wiring pattern to adjust for this,...
Forum: Thumpers 10-05-2013, 02:01 PM
Replies: 49,925
Views: 10,611,736
Posted By DaymienRules
I really like the triple clamp mounts, I won't go...

I really like the triple clamp mounts, I won't go back to bar clamps again. The HDB setup looks like a nice unit, it jus didn't make sense unless you're buying bars/guards/clamps all at one. Fwiw, my...
Forum: Thumpers 10-05-2013, 01:36 PM
Replies: 49,925
Views: 10,611,736
Posted By DaymienRules
I don't see how 95% of the guards out there would...

I don't see how 95% of the guards out there would mount without some bending. Look at the differences in rise and sweep of the various handlebar bends, there is no way a single shape of hand guard...
Forum: Thumpers 10-04-2013, 07:15 PM
Replies: 49,925
Views: 10,611,736
Posted By DaymienRules
Handguards, skidplate, and larger fuel tank are...

Handguards, skidplate, and larger fuel tank are probably the most popular mods. Beyond that it really depends how you intend to use the bike.
Forum: Thumpers 10-04-2013, 04:36 PM
Replies: 49,925
Views: 10,611,736
Posted By DaymienRules
funny part is that I rarely notice any suspension...

funny part is that I rarely notice any suspension shortcomings riding up here on the tight, slow woods trails. It's the few times a year I take the bike back down to the whooped out so cal desert...
Forum: Thumpers 10-04-2013, 03:24 PM
Replies: 49,925
Views: 10,611,736
Posted By DaymienRules
2.5W? I was planning to first try out a 7.5W to...

2.5W? I was planning to first try out a 7.5W to see if it gives me the additional compression I'm looking for. Right now the comp clicker is set to max and it still blows thru the stroke for low and...
Forum: Thumpers 10-04-2013, 01:16 PM
Replies: 49,925
Views: 10,611,736
Posted By DaymienRules
It baffles me how they would redesign the forks...

It baffles me how they would redesign the forks to be inferior, when R&D and tooling investments have already produced an off-the-shelf fork that would work better. Especially considering all of the...
Forum: Thumpers 10-04-2013, 10:48 AM
Replies: 49,925
Views: 10,611,736
Posted By DaymienRules
I'm just starting to play with this stuff, and...

I'm just starting to play with this stuff, and haven't taken much apart just yet. That said, is it possible to swap the BV from one set of kyb 46mm forks to another? Can I take the whole...
Forum: Equipment 10-03-2013, 12:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,651
Posted By DaymienRules
I have to ask, what type of injury are you trying...

I have to ask, what type of injury are you trying to prevent with this? It seems to me that this armor is placed to prevent damage from something smacking you in the ankle while wearing a standard...
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