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Forum: 2 smokers 04-15-2015, 09:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,547
Posted By Kevin K
Where is the disrespect? Did I call you stupid or...

Where is the disrespect? Did I call you stupid or an idiot? Or did uou feel that way on your own. What did I say that wasn't true? just because a clapped out motorcycle has a set of tank stickers on...
Forum: 2 smokers 04-15-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 801
Posted By Kevin K
I had a new 77 IT175 as soon as they came out. I...

I had a new 77 IT175 as soon as they came out. I was such a spoiled brat and it took me 40 years to realize it. My Old Man was good to me. By summer I had used paper route money to send the shock to...
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2015, 03:12 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,306
Posted By Kevin K
I like them . Would be really cool if they built...

I like them . Would be really cool if they built a 2 stroke. They could use another manufactures engine maybe.
List price is 6000 of the PR5, that isn't that much less . I though prices would be...
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 20,790
Posted By Kevin K
I'd really like to feel the difference between...

I'd really like to feel the difference between the 300 Xtrainer and the Big Boy Beta 300. I would think a friendlier CDI map and softer suspension would achieve the same result. Im just being a know...
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2015, 06:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,014
Posted By Kevin K
I'm shocked there are just a few replies here. ...

I'm shocked there are just a few replies here. This old 500 is such a cool bike. If future Kevin could talk to past Kevin he would tell him to suck it up and do good in school. That you are going to...
Forum: 2 smokers 02-07-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,518
Posted By Kevin K
I don't know how or why Pre 2014 Husqvarna are by...

I don't know how or why Pre 2014 Husqvarna are by passed for bikes that cost thousands more. They are great bikes
Forum: 2 smokers 02-07-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,214
Posted By Kevin K
Great Job. These were my favorite Huskys ever.

Great Job. These were my favorite Huskys ever.
Forum: 2 smokers 02-07-2015, 08:03 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,547
Posted By Kevin K
I honestly think some talk just to talk. What...

I honestly think some talk just to talk.
What makes you think that was a NCY bike? The peeling graphics ? Or the factory dented FMF pipe? Sounds like a fully kitted 125 National race bike to me....
Forum: 2 smokers 01-04-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 32,947
Posted By Kevin K
No way, your Honda looks perfect to me. No white...

No way, your Honda looks perfect to me. No white tank or anything needed. Maybe at most a set cover in a black gripper or something.
Forum: 2 smokers 10-11-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 15,015
Posted By Kevin K
You are doing a really nice job. Im sure you know...

You are doing a really nice job. Im sure you know this judging by the quality of your work but incase you dont, be sure to make some type of guard to keep the chain from rubbing against the chrome...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-10-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 319
Views: 79,934
Posted By Kevin K
That is a cool bike. Have you compared lap...

That is a cool bike.
Have you compared lap times to modern 450s?
I would think that the TT runs close or better with all that heavy metal spinning around inside the Yamaha
Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 4,919
Views: 1,295,559
Posted By Kevin K
John Smallberries,Is there a smaller front tire...

John Smallberries,Is there a smaller front tire that would fit the TW? I know it can't be much smaller because of rim width. And I don't know if someone would want to. I'm just asking. I love those...
Forum: 2 smokers 07-24-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 19,751
Posted By Kevin K
Is it worth to fit a rear wheel from a 82/83...

Is it worth to fit a rear wheel from a 82/83 Honda CR
Forum: 2 smokers 07-24-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,145
Posted By Kevin K
I highly doubt it's an air leak Sounds like an...

I highly doubt it's an air leak
Sounds like an ignition issue to me

I bet it's the stator

When I was a boy I would have done anything to have a old man into bikes like me around. I'd be...
Forum: 2 smokers 07-02-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 19,751
Posted By Kevin K
Kenny Adams rode Maico FJ Kevin. There were so...

Kenny Adams rode Maico FJ Kevin. There were so many Maicos on the line back them. I don't think there were any KTMs on the line
Forum: 2 smokers 07-01-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 19,751
Posted By Kevin K
You make the best vintage threads FJKevin. I post...

You make the best vintage threads FJKevin. I post about my KX and I'm the only one that likes to look at it.
I love the look of those year Huskys . I think the only thing I would change on the...
Forum: 2 smokers 07-01-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 19,751
Posted By Kevin K
Do you remeber in 1980(?) when they put a bounty...

Do you remeber in 1980(?) when they put a bounty on Mickey at Etown . The first guy to beat him won money and Kenny Adams was the guy to do it.
Mickey looks exactly the same now as he always has
Forum: Ride reports 03-18-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 2,865
Views: 1,561,543
Posted By Kevin K
I'll bet 99% of all men that ride would do the...

I'll bet 99% of all men that ride would do the same thing as you two if thier pretty wife said "That's a great idea!" when they told her they were thinking of selling the house and quitting work and...
Forum: Ride reports 03-18-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,038
Posted By Kevin K
I love the NX650. That was a hard core trip....

I love the NX650. That was a hard core trip. Hours of cold wringing the guts out of the single cylinder Honda . There had to be some moments that your fun was not so fun. I'd enjoy that ride very...
Forum: 2 smokers 12-30-2013, 01:19 PM
Replies: 412
Views: 167,649
Posted By Kevin K
while dirt bikes are not drugs, at times I find a...

while dirt bikes are not drugs, at times I find a similarity in addictions . I can't help but scheme and plan how I'm going to find the money to get a 81 YZ250 when I'm currently out of work and not...
Forum: 2 smokers 12-28-2013, 06:31 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 15,015
Posted By Kevin K
My 79 RM125 had a roller for the chain leading to...

My 79 RM125 had a roller for the chain leading to the countershaft. my 1980 had a wear block instead. I'm just mentioning it because you noted the same difference between the RM400 and PE400.
Forum: 2 smokers 12-28-2013, 08:12 AM
Replies: 412
Views: 167,649
Posted By Kevin K
FJ Kevin, have you ever thought of mounting a...

FJ Kevin, have you ever thought of mounting a 80/81 YZ250 tank? It's less bulky than the 465 tank.
After my current project I may pursue an 81 250. I had one back in the day. I always liked the...
Forum: 2 smokers 12-28-2013, 08:09 AM
Replies: 412
Views: 167,649
Posted By Kevin K
I hope someone here can point me in the right...

I hope someone here can point me in the right direction . I took probably 200+ pics in June at Unadilla. I'm sure not as kick ass as the pics I see posted here, but I still carried my Canon and...
Forum: Equipment 08-18-2013, 04:05 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,155
Posted By Kevin K
I get what you are saying about an accident...

I get what you are saying about an accident waiting to happen with the extra cable. But I never thought that far ahead with a rigid frame, 6' long fork tubes and just the most awkward riding...
Forum: Equipment 08-18-2013, 09:45 AM
Replies: 470
Views: 147,855
Posted By Kevin K
I have had people I would call friends that...

I have had people I would call friends that haven't wanted to help me or be accommodating as much as Paul has. And that's not an exaggeration either
Forum: 2 smokers 08-17-2013, 03:43 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 13,429
Posted By Kevin K
You are a pretty talented person. Who rewinds...

You are a pretty talented person. Who rewinds thier own stator? ,What does it take to make a seat fresh like that again? Is the blue foam a different density? The original bike was a pretty good base...
Forum: 2 smokers 08-14-2013, 04:26 PM
Replies: 412
Views: 167,649
Posted By Kevin K
Over the Rewind weekend I had to take close to...

Over the Rewind weekend I had to take close to 300 pictures with my canon 20d. Something happened with my memory card as the pictures won't upload to my or anyone else's computer. When I put the card...
Forum: Thumpers 08-09-2013, 07:33 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 12,522
Posted By Kevin K
I think the KLR is the only bike that a 6 gallon...

I think the KLR is the only bike that a 6 gallon tank doesn't look obnoxiously big on
Forum: Thumpers 08-09-2013, 07:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 830
Posted By Kevin K
How much does it cost to ship a bike to Mongolia...

How much does it cost to ship a bike to Mongolia ? Is it hard to get a bike from the US legal there?
Forum: Thumpers 08-09-2013, 07:23 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,434
Posted By Kevin K
I feel if you even question that you will like a...

I feel if you even question that you will like a DR better you are going to. The 2 bikes are at opposite ends of comparison . To me, the only people that argue the worth of Harley's are Harley guys....
Forum: 2 smokers 07-06-2013, 07:07 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 44,378
Posted By Kevin K
You did an amazing job Frank I'm real sure you...

You did an amazing job Frank
I'm real sure you shocks are mounted upside down.
And they won't damp correctly. And lesser reason is there us more unsprung weight
I have never seen those shocks....
Forum: 2 smokers 07-06-2013, 06:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,198
Posted By Kevin K
[QUOTE=EsconDeasy;21802170]I paid $1200 for this...

[QUOTE=EsconDeasy;21802170]I paid $1200 for this one

http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z392/dvpoole/IT490/CIMG0807.jpg

Nice thing about yours (and mine) is that it seems to have most of the...
Forum: Vendors 06-25-2013, 07:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,264
Posted By Kevin K
Sorry for the late replies. Work has kept me from...

Sorry for the late replies. Work has kept me from the internets. But ld rather complain about too much work than not enough

Yes these lights most likely will need a small hole to feed the wire to...
Forum: Vendors 06-23-2013, 06:39 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 47,197
Posted By Kevin K
that's a great product. I once was stuck with a...

that's a great product. I once was stuck with a dead battery in my truck and no one to help me. I slid 2 saw zall blades into the contacts of my Makita 18v cordless drill battery and clipped the...
Forum: Vendors 06-23-2013, 06:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,264
Posted By Kevin K
I can see how you would think they are amber. ...

I can see how you would think they are amber. But they are not. They are available in a very bright white and now red to make the tail light jump out too. They can be wired in to the brake light...
Forum: Vendors 06-22-2013, 06:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,264
Posted By Kevin K
BikViz Conspicuity Lights

These tiny LED lights just may make the difference between the old man in the Chevy Caprice seeing you or pulling out and ruining your day

These lights are small and can be mounted easily without...
Forum: Vendors 06-22-2013, 05:36 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 32,197
Posted By Kevin K
As much as I want a Ohlins shock, I just cant buy...

As much as I want a Ohlins shock, I just cant buy one at this time. Can you change the seal in a KYB shock for my Yamaha WR and get me a stiffer spring?
Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2013, 06:49 AM
Replies: 1,014
Views: 278,629
Posted By Kevin K
How long have you run the extra oil tank? I...

How long have you run the extra oil tank?
I feel the oil being run through the down tube acts like a oil cooler some. But more is better and our bikes really could use more oil capacity
Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2013, 06:35 AM
Replies: 1,014
Views: 278,629
Posted By Kevin K
You won't be confused thinking you jumped on your...

You won't be confused thinking you jumped on your KLR650 by accident when you ride the WR down the road. It's a dirtbike and you know it.
The minimum you should do to a WR is install a YZ or...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-25-2013, 07:06 AM
Replies: 25,803
Views: 1,837,187
Posted By Kevin K
I am rarely in the city. But when I do drive...

I am rarely in the city. But when I do drive there it's a whole new world and am very apprehensive. Im sure I could get used to it just like I got used to the first turn in motocross. But in...
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