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Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 73,842
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Posted By XR650L_Dave
Gearing up might actually cause more engine wear,...

Gearing up might actually cause more engine wear, each 'thump' will have to do all that much more.

I'd say the question can be setlled with running one way for awhile, doing an oil analysis and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-23-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 31,146
Views: 7,549,404
Posted By XR650L_Dave
Factory rubber for a CT-70 or SL-70.

Factory rubber for a CT-70 or SL-70.
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 73,842
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Posted By XR650L_Dave
It will be a heluva long time before I can afford...

It will be a heluva long time before I can afford something just for ADV/street, and I plan on getting a set of spare rims for more street-type duty 'not too long from now', but 4 tires changes to go...
Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 73,842
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Posted By XR650L_Dave
I would regard some of the riding I have done in...

I would regard some of the riding I have done in NY and all of it that was in CT as hardcore as you can get wrt what can damage the chain slider and such- serious rocks in CT!

Never had a problem...
Forum: Thumpers 07-17-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 73,842
Views: 7,658,722
Posted By XR650L_Dave
I have seen bolts that were tight but weren't...

I have seen bolts that were tight but weren't clamping tightly (due to thread damage from vibration) allow engine mounts to vibrate a surprising amount...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-17-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 2,616
Views: 109,468
Posted By XR650L_Dave
3 hours away, 50 miles on 11, you're not an easy...

3 hours away, 50 miles on 11, you're not an easy man to get to...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-17-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 2,616
Views: 109,468
Posted By XR650L_Dave
Where the heck do you live again? Like up near...

Where the heck do you live again? Like up near plattsburgh?

After I get in sync at my new job (start July 28) I think I should get a good ride in...

Barnes Corners wasn't too bad a trip, a...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-16-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 2,616
Views: 109,468
Posted By XR650L_Dave
You can try to give up mud, but you will always...

You can try to give up mud, but you will always feel the call of your dark master...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-14-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 2,616
Views: 109,468
Posted By XR650L_Dave
That's "King Shit of Eyesore Mountain" to you,...

That's "King Shit of Eyesore Mountain" to you, bucko!
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-11-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 2,616
Views: 109,468
Posted By XR650L_Dave
I'm skirting the edge of neutral income myself. ...

I'm skirting the edge of neutral income myself.

House/garage repairs are now being done with duct tape and tarps, with the hope of positive cashflow in the future.
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 73,842
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Posted By XR650L_Dave
At random- I don't think the offset...

At random-

I don't think the offset produced by the XRR sprocket is a factor, and I'm pretty anal about chain alignment

I don't think the XRR sprocket will wear the countershaft

I have...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-09-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 8,179
Views: 365,719
Posted By XR650L_Dave
I only lost power for 12 hours after that...

I only lost power for 12 hours after that storm... no damage near me because we get that much wind fairly often. Where my power comes from, apparently it was unusual.

Plenty of folks near me still...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-21-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 8,179
Views: 365,719
Posted By XR650L_Dave
Look for the thin gray roads in google earth....

Look for the thin gray roads in google earth. Plenty of seasonal roads in the area, some nice ones behind Greek Peak ski area.

How 'dirt' do you want to go?
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-10-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 8,179
Views: 365,719
Posted By XR650L_Dave
Fixing all the other crap that's breaking,...

Fixing all the other crap that's breaking, haven't even changed the oil yet.
Forum: Thumpers 05-05-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 73,842
Views: 7,658,722
Posted By XR650L_Dave
Took me at least 4. I used cleanly collected...

Took me at least 4.

I used cleanly collected used oil for the still-milky flushes.

It was almost dark and a bit below freezing when I sank mine. Quite a feeling looking at the headlight shining...
Forum: Thumpers 05-04-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 73,842
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Posted By XR650L_Dave
The long pilot jet sold by keihin (52 vs 52s,...

The long pilot jet sold by keihin (52 vs 52s, etc) comes to the end of the pilot jet well.

When using the long jet (which seems to otherwise work fine) the slosh baffle has enough wiggle-room that...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-03-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 2,616
Views: 109,468
Posted By XR650L_Dave
That's in striking distance for me... you'll need...

That's in striking distance for me... you'll need to take along something that can remove the deadfalls across the trail...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-01-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 494
Posted By XR650L_Dave
Weekdays are significantly better for my stash. ...

Weekdays are significantly better for my stash.

But, I'm hourly, no days off, taking a day off to ride is an expensive vacation day.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-30-2014, 03:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 494
Posted By XR650L_Dave
I don't know if I'm going to do any official...

I don't know if I'm going to do any official rides this year, myself.

Are you on a regular schedule, weekends off?
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-26-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 494
Posted By XR650L_Dave
Dirt riding is a dying art...

Dirt riding is a dying art...
Forum: Thumpers 04-26-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 73,842
Views: 7,658,722
Posted By XR650L_Dave
the one advantage a 2stroke has... easy piston...

the one advantage a 2stroke has... easy piston inspection!
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 47,072
Posted By XR650L_Dave
I am a happy XCMH user. The front has better...

I am a happy XCMH user.

The front has better road manners than it looks like it should, makes up for pirelli dropping the MT18HD.

I ran a scorpion pro front, knobs folded under heavy street...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-23-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 8,179
Views: 365,719
Posted By XR650L_Dave
I was toying with the idea of driving up for S's...

I was toying with the idea of driving up for S's and G's but will be doing valve-cover gaskets and plugs on my 6 cyl subaru.

Should only take me 10-12 hrs total...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-22-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 2,616
Views: 109,468
Posted By XR650L_Dave
3.5 hours... not too far if the riding is good......

3.5 hours... not too far if the riding is good... hardest part is staying awake on the drive home!

You need someone there that can smash the brush-piles that are in the way!
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-21-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 2,616
Views: 109,468
Posted By XR650L_Dave
So let's go friggin' ridin'! I got a lotta...

So let's go friggin' ridin'!

I got a lotta miles to make up!
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-20-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 2,616
Views: 109,468
Posted By XR650L_Dave
I have a trailer for rides that take more than 20...

I have a trailer for rides that take more than 20 miles to get to the dirt, and you're 2 hours away, just a skosh further than the place with the buffalo burgers and sweet potato fries, if you say...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-19-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 2,616
Views: 109,468
Posted By XR650L_Dave
So why haven't I been over to your house? :D

So why haven't I been over to your house? :D
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-19-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 494
Posted By XR650L_Dave
C'mon, Dackler, where you at?

C'mon, Dackler, where you at?
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-19-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 2,616
Views: 109,468
Posted By XR650L_Dave
See? If you had knobbies you'd be riding by now!

See? If you had knobbies you'd be riding by now!
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-19-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 494
Posted By XR650L_Dave
Not sure what I have patched together across a...

Not sure what I have patched together across a few different areas is worth a 3 hour trip but if you are street legal and fairly quiet, and you like a mix of trails (and lack thereof) I'm glad to...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-18-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 494
Posted By XR650L_Dave
Cortland, Ithaca, Binghamton, Syracuse, anyone up for some off-road dual-sporting?

Didn't get out much last year... show of hands for anyone interested in a mix of seasonal roads to some fairly serious off-road?

To me, road and dirt-road is just how you get to the good stuff...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-18-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 2,616
Views: 109,468
Posted By XR650L_Dave
So... does anyone in the state ride in the dirt...

So... does anyone in the state ride in the dirt anymore, or should I re-gear and put on more streetable tires?
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-04-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 8,179
Views: 365,719
Posted By XR650L_Dave
So that's where the hell steuben county is...

So that's where the hell steuben county is...
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 73,842
Views: 7,658,722
Posted By XR650L_Dave
I thought the decomp worked at all rpms below...

I thought the decomp worked at all rpms below (engine) 600? Or does it need to be spinning the weights out a bit to activate?

I thought the kicker spun the engine faster than the starter (for a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-01-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,430
Posted By XR650L_Dave
The 'when in doubt do nothing' rule did well for...

The 'when in doubt do nothing' rule did well for him.

The other lesson for us is the cars dramatically slowing in the right lane was a signal something was up...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-01-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,283
Posted By XR650L_Dave
I hate ruts. One key is to allow the bike to...

I hate ruts.

One key is to allow the bike to move a bit laterally under you, if you are death-gripping with your knees if the bike gets flicked a bit L or R the bike will flick you.

Another...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-29-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 31,146
Views: 7,549,404
Posted By XR650L_Dave
I think what happened was he committed to...

I think what happened was he committed to crossing the line and cutting the corner, thinking there was no oncoming traffic.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-28-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 8,179
Views: 365,719
Posted By XR650L_Dave
I was a card-carrying certified NYS inspector...

I was a card-carrying certified NYS inspector (cars) for awhile.

No definition of excessive noise leaves it up to the inspectors discretion.
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 73,842
Views: 7,658,722
Posted By XR650L_Dave
This is one reason I don't like PBI sprockets. ...

This is one reason I don't like PBI sprockets.

There are other 13s that mount normally.

If you want to mount a sprocket backwards to extend the life of a countershaft with worn splines, you...
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 73,842
Views: 7,658,722
Posted By XR650L_Dave
Who makes a 55? Does the rear guide need to...

Who makes a 55?

Does the rear guide need to be lowered?
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