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Forum: Beasts 05-23-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,724
Posted By Trailryder42
Check out the Michelin Anakee 2.

Check out the Michelin Anakee 2.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 04-20-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 385
Posted By Trailryder42
In the NeoTreks app I have, after saving the .kmz...

In the NeoTreks app I have, after saving the .kmz file from Google Maps to my computer, I open the app, go to Import, the app gives me an address to type into the address bar of my browser. That...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 04-20-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 554
Posted By Trailryder42
Unfortunately, the "Learning Curve" can't be...

Unfortunately, the "Learning Curve" can't be avoided. I still use Mapsource because everything I read about Basecamp when it first came out made the idea of trying to learn it hideous.

But if...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 04-20-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 554
Posted By Trailryder42
The dvd is the way to go, that way you have a...

The dvd is the way to go, that way you have a hard copy in case you have a computer go down and have to reformat or for putting on more than one computer.
Forum: Thumpers 11-27-2012, 02:41 PM
Replies: 8,262
Views: 1,616,791
Posted By Trailryder42
I ripped mine off this summer. Here's what I did...

I ripped mine off this summer. Here's what I did to repair the hole that was left in the frame.
http://www.thumpertalk.com/topic/980181-frame-repair/page__hl__+frame%20+repair#entry10254747
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2012, 09:56 AM
Replies: 8,262
Views: 1,616,791
Posted By Trailryder42
Very good mod. Like Luke said, for trail riding,...

Very good mod. Like Luke said, for trail riding, rocks, roots, ruts, bumps, etc, major improvement in hi speed damping. I've found that when I know I'm going to be riding sand or whoops, (I don't...
Forum: Thumpers 01-07-2012, 08:55 AM
Replies: 8,262
Views: 1,616,791
Posted By Trailryder42
You'll need to remove and clean the carb. Gas...

You'll need to remove and clean the carb. Gas left to sit in the carb will go bad, as you discovered, and gum up the jets and fuel screw passage.

As was said, the stock spark plug socket is what...
Forum: Thumpers 01-01-2012, 09:31 AM
Replies: 8,262
Views: 1,616,791
Posted By Trailryder42
The stock stator is rated at 80w. Stock headlight...

The stock stator is rated at 80w. Stock headlight is a 35w with tail being about 5w. So you can safely run a 55w headlight with no problem.
Forum: Thumpers 12-29-2011, 10:09 AM
Replies: 8,262
Views: 1,616,791
Posted By Trailryder42
As of the '98 model year, all factory upgrades...

As of the '98 model year, all factory upgrades had been done. The most important of them being Beefed up 3rd gear, right footpeg mount and countershaft. They also changed the exhaust baffle.

Yes,...
Forum: Thumpers 12-29-2011, 09:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 521
Posted By Trailryder42
+1 Make sure the new batterys poles are the same,...

+1 Make sure the new batterys poles are the same, left and right, as the old battery and you didn't get some thing that has the poles on opposites side of the battery than what you were accustomed to...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-27-2011, 12:00 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 19,801
Posted By Trailryder42
I know it's around here somewhere.:confused

I know it's around here somewhere.:confused
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-27-2011, 11:53 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 19,801
Posted By Trailryder42
No room for error.

No room for error.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-27-2011, 11:48 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 19,801
Posted By Trailryder42
You want me to do what?

You want me to do what?
Forum: Thumpers 12-27-2011, 11:18 AM
Replies: 8,262
Views: 1,616,791
Posted By Trailryder42
I used to do the same thing. But I found that for...

I used to do the same thing. But I found that for hot starting or after dropping the bike, after going thru the clean out routine, instead of a closed throttle, leave it cracked a little.

I too...
Forum: Equipment 12-26-2011, 10:25 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,420
Posted By Trailryder42
Mine are the Oxtars also. I've never had a...

Mine are the Oxtars also. I've never had a problem with the buckles. It's the stupid use of Velcro to close the tops of the boots instead using another buckle that I have an issue with.
Forum: Thumpers 12-26-2011, 10:14 AM
Replies: 13,510
Views: 1,334,950
Posted By Trailryder42
This is another mod designed to prevent air from...

This is another mod designed to prevent air from bypassing between the shroud and radiator. Just a piece of sheet aluminum.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v234/Trailryder42/RadMod2.jpg
...
Forum: Thumpers 12-25-2011, 10:26 AM
Replies: 5,235
Views: 1,255,840
Posted By Trailryder42
Those are quite the Ape Hangers you have there. ...

Those are quite the Ape Hangers you have there.

I did like Willys and mounted my low fender to my fork brace.
Forum: Thumpers 12-24-2011, 10:45 AM
Replies: 8,262
Views: 1,616,791
Posted By Trailryder42
I think it will definitely be one of those two...

I think it will definitely be one of those two sizes. I think I would err on the side of the 58 to start with.
Forum: Thumpers 12-19-2011, 02:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,251
Posted By Trailryder42
That's normally so, just depends on how well you...

That's normally so, just depends on how well you have your carb tuned and how low you like to run your idle. I prefer to run mine a little high, about 1300-1400 rpm. I don't like a lot of engine...
Forum: Thumpers 12-19-2011, 12:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,251
Posted By Trailryder42
Where are you Alarm? Not the US I'm guessing. ...

Where are you Alarm? Not the US I'm guessing.

If not the US, then your bike most likely has an ignition switch that you have to set to RUN. Ours just has a kill button. Whether you hold the...
Forum: Thumpers 12-18-2011, 03:21 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,251
Posted By Trailryder42
When i kick i always do it from the top . ...

When i kick i always do it from the top .

When I say top dead center, I don't mean just bringing the kicker to the top. Do you know how to find piston top dead center in the engines rotation,...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-18-2011, 02:53 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,730
Posted By Trailryder42
No, I don't think so. I'm not familiar with all...

No, I don't think so. I'm not familiar with all the tablets out there but I'm pretty certain the iPad won't do it.
Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2011, 10:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,251
Posted By Trailryder42
You have to start your kick from Top Dead Center...

You have to start your kick from Top Dead Center "every time", or you're just wasting a kick.

Make sure you have choke lever position right in your thinking. All the way up is full choke. All the...
Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2011, 04:18 PM
Replies: 2,218
Views: 348,155
Posted By Trailryder42
Download this free shop manual for your XR. ...

Download this free shop manual for your XR.

https://docs.google.com/leaf?id=0B7-qz8FhJsvFYmYyZGQ2NWMtMTI5Zi00YTQ1LTgxNGMtMWY2ZmVhZTY3MjBj&hl=en
Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2011, 10:11 AM
Replies: 8,262
Views: 1,616,791
Posted By Trailryder42
Check wiring and connectors for looseness,...

Check wiring and connectors for looseness, breaks, chaffing, corrosion at ground points. The neutral should have a connector at the transmission somewhere. Check that connector.

LED turn signals...
Forum: Trip Planning 12-09-2011, 11:27 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,292
Posted By Trailryder42
If you go the 12v pump route, just make sure that...

If you go the 12v pump route, just make sure that when using it you leave it in the carrying case if/when setting it on the ground. It only takes 1 grain of dirt/sand for the pumps intake to ingest,...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-08-2011, 08:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,623
Posted By Trailryder42
Put yourself a Vista Cruise on that bike. Or...

Put yourself a Vista Cruise on that bike. Or maybe even a throttle rocker. I prefer the VC.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-06-2011, 12:33 PM
Replies: 542
Views: 233,651
Posted By Trailryder42
I can't top most of the pics in this thread, but...

I can't top most of the pics in this thread, but these are a few of mine.

View from Cottonwood Pass Colorado.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v234/Trailryder42/Misc%20Colorado/Pano6a.jpg
...
Forum: Equipment 11-30-2011, 09:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,738
Posted By Trailryder42
I know this thread is about the tire chuck but...

I know this thread is about the tire chuck but while we're on the subject of these pumps, be aware that you shouldn't be laying these on the ground while using them. The pumps intake can ingest...
Forum: Thumpers 11-29-2011, 10:09 AM
Replies: 8,262
Views: 1,616,791
Posted By Trailryder42
I've had no reliability problems or other issues...

I've had no reliability problems or other issues with my 440. I had the work done by Thumper Racing about 5-6 years ago on a Y2K model I've had since new. I had a complete valve job done at the same...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 11-28-2011, 09:31 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 17,633
Posted By Trailryder42
Don't you guys find Motion X map...

Don't you guys find Motion X map resolution/detail too low? I've had it on my phone for a while and most map detail you can download only goes as high as level 14. Some, very few, go as high as 19....
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-18-2011, 09:40 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,299
Posted By Trailryder42
You could draw your tracks in Google Earth, save...

You could draw your tracks in Google Earth, save as a .kml file. Then use one of the many free programs to convert that to a .gpx. I use WinGDB3 here: http://www.sackman.info/
Forum: Thumpers 11-17-2011, 05:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 463
Posted By Trailryder42
Have you removed the cap over the fuel screw so...

Have you removed the cap over the fuel screw so you can have access to
tune it?

The fuel tank cap not venting wll cause surging.
Forum: Equipment 11-15-2011, 09:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,461
Posted By Trailryder42
The way I understand it, the kidneys aren't...

The way I understand it, the kidneys aren't rigidly mounted to any structure in the abdomen. They hang suspended within it. Since they're so close to the abdominal wall in your back, A belt helps to...
Forum: Thumpers 11-15-2011, 09:38 PM
Replies: 8,262
Views: 1,616,791
Posted By Trailryder42
I live at 3600'. Had Thumper Racing build my 440...

I live at 3600'. Had Thumper Racing build my 440 about 5-6 years ago. I could not get the stock carb to run well at all with the 440, and I'm no stranger to jetting/tuning it. So I bought the Mikuni...
Forum: Equipment 11-02-2011, 10:42 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,064
Posted By Trailryder42
I haven't seen Hawk Vittles...

I haven't seen Hawk Vittles http://www.hawkvittles.com/ mentioned yet.

I've also heard good things about Packit Gourmet. http://www.packitgourmet.com/
Forum: Thumpers 10-31-2011, 11:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 860
Posted By Trailryder42
It's funny. I'm 54, been riding a 4 stroke the...

It's funny. I'm 54, been riding a 4 stroke the last 11 years. Was thinking of going 2 stroke, a KTM 300 specifically for the lighter weight and powerband. But then, I ride moderate to technical...
Forum: Thumpers 10-31-2011, 10:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,419
Posted By Trailryder42
I usually figure that if the pilot jet needs...

I usually figure that if the pilot jet needs cleaning, so does the fuel screw passage, so I clean it too.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 10-31-2011, 10:40 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,991
Posted By Trailryder42
To expand on the WinGDB3 program that Tbird...

To expand on the WinGDB3 program that Tbird mentioned. It's a very good free program that a lot of us use for converting files, tracks to routes and visa versa, eliminating flags, trimming the number...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 10-31-2011, 05:02 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,991
Posted By Trailryder42
So I guess it was a track he made in GE and not a...

So I guess it was a track he made in GE and not a route? Is there a way to specify in GE what you're making, track or route? If so, fix that boo boo and all should be well. If GE only saves as a...
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