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Forum: 2 smokers 10-04-2013, 11:12 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 12,202
Posted By JR Greenhorn
I'm partial to Kehin PWK's. Mikuni VM's are the...

I'm partial to Kehin PWK's. Mikuni VM's are the default choice on anything prior to the late-'80s. They're easy to tune and run pretty well. My cousin's '91 CR125 has a Kehin PJ on it. I haven't...
Forum: 2 smokers 10-04-2013, 10:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 873
Posted By JR Greenhorn
The silencer on my '79 YZ125 was doing the same...

The silencer on my '79 YZ125 was doing the same thing. I cut one end of it off, pulled the loose baffle tube out, an then used a cutting torch to carefully burn off years of oil-soaked carbon...
Forum: 2 smokers 10-03-2013, 10:44 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 12,202
Posted By JR Greenhorn
There's no reason to add flywheel weight to an...

There's no reason to add flywheel weight to an open classer. Instead of "smoothing out" an open classer to ride woods and trails, I'd recommend changing your riding style.

An open class 2-stroke...
Forum: 2 smokers 10-03-2013, 08:46 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 65,375
Posted By JR Greenhorn
OEM plastic is usually injection molded, while...

OEM plastic is usually injection molded, while most aftermarket plastic (DC, Maier, etc.) is vacuum-formed. There are limitations on how tight of radii and contours that can be formed with the...
Forum: Equipment 08-29-2013, 09:55 PM
Replies: 928
Views: 243,776
Posted By JR Greenhorn
One more... Tortellini with pesto sauce...

One more...


Tortellini with pesto sauce has recently become another meal "foundation" for us. We've had some really poor stuff (both the tortellini and the pesto) from a grocery store deli,...
Forum: Equipment 08-29-2013, 09:00 PM
Replies: 928
Views: 243,776
Posted By JR Greenhorn
Another meal that's become one of my camp...

Another meal that's become one of my camp favourites in recent years is Hurst's HamBeens 15 Bean Soup:

http://www.hurstbeans.com/system/images/5/original_15%20HB%20small%20cropped.jpg...
Forum: Equipment 08-29-2013, 07:33 PM
Replies: 928
Views: 243,776
Posted By JR Greenhorn
Admittedly, I typically do the base camp thing...

Admittedly, I typically do the base camp thing with dirt bikes, but some of what's worked for us might work for those of you who enjoy a good meal in camp.




For the last couple of years,...
Forum: Equipment 08-29-2013, 07:04 PM
Replies: 928
Views: 243,776
Posted By JR Greenhorn
If you didn't mind mounting them exposed,...

If you didn't mind mounting them exposed, something like this might work?:

http://www.endroad.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/265x265/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/3/i/3in.jpg
...
Forum: 2 smokers 04-22-2012, 08:20 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 65,375
Posted By JR Greenhorn
Harry, while California is known to be the most...

Harry, while California is known to be the most draconian state on plated dirt bikes, my state is among the worst in our region. For me and friends of mine, we have had good luck buying bikes out...
Forum: The Garage 01-20-2012, 07:59 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,617
Posted By JR Greenhorn
We have occupancy sensors on just about every...

We have occupancy sensors on just about every lighting circuit at my work, and they seem to work well.

@configurationspace, this is the route to go. Maybe you could pitch it to them that it...
Forum: The Garage 01-20-2012, 07:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,159
Posted By JR Greenhorn
This. I've always had good luck with stuff...

This.

I've always had good luck with stuff from Sudco, but I've never needed anything from them that I couldn't find in their online catalog, though. There's only a few dealerships around here...
Forum: The Garage 01-12-2012, 05:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,081
Posted By JR Greenhorn
I've done this a few times, and it almost always...

I've done this a few times, and it almost always does work well as sort of a last resort approach. I often puncture my oil filters to drain them before removal anyway (a leftover habit from changing...
Forum: The Garage 01-04-2012, 08:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,590
Posted By JR Greenhorn
I'm kind of surprised by that. Other than the...

I'm kind of surprised by that. Other than the front water pump and distributor drive, an LT1 is pretty similar to work on than any Gen I GM small block. Maybe someone might claim an LT1 is a pain...
Forum: The Garage 01-01-2012, 08:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,590
Posted By JR Greenhorn
I drive a large RWD Cadillac Fleetwood, which has...

I drive a large RWD Cadillac Fleetwood, which has a chassis and drivetrain (LT1/4L60-E) similar/common with the 9C1 Caprices. My car is longer (about 5.5" more wheelbase) and heavier than a Caprice...
Forum: The Garage 12-31-2011, 10:23 AM
Replies: 6,007
Views: 2,550,455
Posted By JR Greenhorn
I hear they aren't very tasty compared to the...

I hear they aren't very tasty compared to the domesticated breeds most of us are used to, but I guess I don't really know first-hand.

We've got a "roving band" of those creatures that roosts...
Forum: The Garage 12-27-2011, 09:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,168
Posted By JR Greenhorn
A number of years ago, my dad bought a wrecked,...

A number of years ago, my dad bought a wrecked, repairable (salvaged title) motorcycle as a project to consume his spare time. He liked it and it went well for him, so he bought and fixed a couple...
Forum: Equipment 12-27-2011, 08:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,091
Posted By JR Greenhorn
This: ...and this: Even...

This:



...and this:



Even where bears aren't an issue, raccoons are nearly everywhere, they tend to be not very shy. Cooking even a short distance away from your tent will keep the...
Forum: The Garage 12-22-2011, 09:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,517
Posted By JR Greenhorn
I had been looking for something along those same...

I had been looking for something along those same lines, and had been combing the ExPo forum for the same type of RTT-on-a-trailer-that-can-haul-bikes ideas. Eventually, I ran across Jumping Jack...
Forum: Equipment 12-20-2011, 07:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,206
Posted By JR Greenhorn
I'll take a crack at this one. I wear a pair...

I'll take a crack at this one.

I wear a pair of unlined Kinco goatskin drivers [work gloves] for most of my off-road riding, and some of my (these days quite limited) street riding. The main...
Forum: Equipment 12-06-2011, 10:00 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,697
Posted By JR Greenhorn
I think you're oversimplifying things quite a...

I think you're oversimplifying things quite a bit. Oil isn't a discrete compound like water, carbon dioxide, or table salt. Further, gasoline isn't just a mixture of heptane and octane molecules,...
Forum: Equipment 11-28-2011, 08:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,786
Posted By JR Greenhorn
If in-town security is the concern, you might...

If in-town security is the concern, you might consider a small enclosed trailer? Out of sight, out of mind and all that. I would think it to be rare that a thief would cut into an enclosed trailer...
Forum: Equipment 11-27-2011, 09:49 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 28,713
Posted By JR Greenhorn
Finally got to do a riding trip earlier this...

Finally got to do a riding trip earlier this fall, hauling my Jumping Jack about 6 hours north. First time hauling it with that much load, for that far, for a proper three-day riding/camping trip. ...
Forum: Equipment 11-27-2011, 08:18 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,697
Posted By JR Greenhorn
Another anecdote to add, I once had a tired, old,...

Another anecdote to add, I once had a tired, old, oil-burning XS650 that would burn SuperTech 20W-50 faster than it would Rotella T 15W-40.

Perhaps that says more about the Rotella T than it...
Forum: Equipment 11-26-2011, 09:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,872
Posted By JR Greenhorn
My family's farm used to use Motorolla 2-way...

My family's farm used to use Motorolla 2-way radios in the 1990s. There was a unit installed in each of the tractors and pickups. The vehicle units looked similar to a CB type radio with a corded...
Forum: Equipment 10-15-2011, 10:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,668
Posted By JR Greenhorn
Now that I see your 550, your screen name rings a...

Now that I see your 550, your screen name rings a bell from over on KTMTalk Oldies/Big Bores.



My 440 is cake to start; I hardly even need to lift my ass off the seat to do it once it's warm. ...
Forum: Equipment 10-15-2011, 08:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,668
Posted By JR Greenhorn
First, my own big-bike kickstarting résumé: ...

First, my own big-bike kickstarting résumé:


http://173.74.246.28/ktmtalk/photogallery/galleries/members/DSC03981_s.JPG

1994 KTM 440 EXC, my primary off-road mount.

...
Forum: Equipment 10-06-2011, 09:17 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,679
Posted By JR Greenhorn
On thing I never camp without is a certain hat to...

On thing I never camp without is a certain hat to sleep in. Mine happens to be a bomber-style hat lined with real rabbit fur. I like that I can use the chin strap to secure the thing onto my head,...
Forum: Equipment 10-04-2011, 08:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,110
Posted By JR Greenhorn
I'll try to run through how we do it. This works...

I'll try to run through how we do it. This works for me, hopefully it is some help to you:

First, make sure you're starting with a good, long ramp. Most of the 3-bike trailers I've seen are...
Forum: Equipment 09-29-2011, 10:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,458
Posted By JR Greenhorn
-What are some features you dislike on current...

-What are some features you dislike on current pants?


Skimpy high-temp panels where the pants can contact the exhaust.
Reflective/hi-vis features, such as piping, patches or logos. These...
Forum: Equipment 09-27-2011, 06:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 709
Posted By JR Greenhorn
Sidi Crossfire's go up to size 50, but not all...

Sidi Crossfire's go up to size 50, but not all retailers carry those larger sizes.

I've got a pair of size 49 Crossfires, and I usually wear a 13.5 or a 14 when there aren't half sizes, so I was...
Forum: Equipment 09-26-2011, 09:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,299
Posted By JR Greenhorn
I couldn't be happier purchasing from New...

I couldn't be happier purchasing from New Enough/motorcyclegear.com


I don't care one bit about the brick and mortar stores that are truly local to me; they've earned my indifference.
There...
Forum: Equipment 09-26-2011, 07:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,110
Posted By JR Greenhorn
I recently bought a Jumping Jack, and while I...

I recently bought a Jumping Jack, and while I obviously might be a little biased, I'd recommend taking a look at them. If the accommodations aren't too rustic for you, it might just fit your needs. ...
Forum: Equipment 09-21-2011, 07:23 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,736
Posted By JR Greenhorn
It sounds like more than anything else that you...

It sounds like more than anything else that you need to find a boot shop that knows how to measure fit feet properly. In this day and age, that's a very difficult thing to find. I could recommend...
Forum: Equipment 09-16-2011, 09:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 958
Posted By JR Greenhorn
I've never been to Bangladesh, but I'm a man who...

I've never been to Bangladesh, but I'm a man who has to shop "big & tall" sections, so I understand how difficult it can be to find properly fitting gear. I prefer extreme cold to extreme heat, but...
Forum: Equipment 09-13-2011, 10:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,534
Posted By JR Greenhorn
One disadvantage specific to silk boxers that I...

One disadvantage specific to silk boxers that I remember from when they were a fad back when I was in high school, is that anything you try to wear over the top of them tries to slip down when you...
Forum: Equipment 09-13-2011, 09:59 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,553
Posted By JR Greenhorn
As the only Boy Scout in my troop to successfully...

As the only Boy Scout in my troop to successfully start a fire with a bow-drill, I had a good laugh at that one!
I think that's one of those things you do just once. Then you've done it so you...
Forum: Equipment 09-12-2011, 11:00 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 28,713
Posted By JR Greenhorn
Pine needles and prairie grass, mostly. Most of...

Pine needles and prairie grass, mostly. Most of the time it gets used to clear debris for a tent's footprint, and to smooth out the duff. One of our most frequent riding trip destinations (read:...
Forum: Equipment 08-31-2011, 09:31 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,107
Posted By JR Greenhorn
My bag is nothing special, but for me it was a...

My bag is nothing special, but for me it was a big upgrade to go to flannel lining instead of synthetic. In my old bag, I always woke up feeling clammy, especially if I'd sweated some during the...
Forum: Equipment 08-31-2011, 08:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,557
Posted By JR Greenhorn
Wow, you make it sound so promising! ...

Wow, you make it sound so promising!

Actually, my car isn't really "modern" per se. It's a '95 Cadillac Fleetwood, so no CANbus, not even OBD2, but of course it's loaded with circuits. I have the...
Forum: Equipment 08-31-2011, 07:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,626
Posted By JR Greenhorn
Wow, I've never thought of myself as a one...

Wow, I've never thought of myself as a one percenter before, but I guess if the shoe fits...


I've heard this explanation before as well. As I understand it, the tariff structure is based on...
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