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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 10:07 PM
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Posted By mendoteach
Poll: Would you rather ride Wattner's bike or...

Poll: Would you rather ride Wattner's bike or either of the gals he posted pics of? Sweet as the are, my wife would probably prefer Wattner's bike and I might agree with her. Anyway Mike, thanks for...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 10:03 PM
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Posted By mendoteach
And a three way toggle between different maps.

And a three way toggle between different maps.
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 10:02 PM
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Posted By mendoteach
Short of direct injection, this would be the best...

Short of direct injection, this would be the best cure do my detonation woes when trying to run high-ish compression. Right now I'm saddled to 9.5:1 with the 750 C-Dub motor because the stock...
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2015, 07:25 PM
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Posted By mendoteach
I missed it–when did you get a smoker?

I missed it–when did you get a smoker?
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2015, 10:35 PM
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Posted By mendoteach
Thanks for sharing. That manual would be good...

Thanks for sharing. That manual would be good reading:eek1 They're some good youtube videos on the 'bird. Really, that thing makes all other planes seems tame. Just an unbridled engineering and...
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2015, 10:27 PM
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Posted By mendoteach
Hence the reason, "Trim 'em up." The tanks can't...

Hence the reason, "Trim 'em up." The tanks can't be that different.
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2015, 08:11 AM
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Posted By mendoteach
I might have to get a set and trim 'em up for the...

I might have to get a set and trim 'em up for the IMS.
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2015, 08:46 AM
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Posted By mendoteach
On my bike and turbocharged cars Cometic have...

On my bike and turbocharged cars Cometic have been the shit. As for warranties, the manufacturers don't want the gaskets to leak under warranty true, but after that...like they care. That said, Honda...
Forum: Thumpers 02-17-2015, 08:40 AM
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Posted By mendoteach
These units are very cool. I saw a similar one at...

These units are very cool. I saw a similar one at the motorcycle show in San Mateo. Its name isn't coming to mind, but it was very similar. One thing it solves is differential heat problems with...
Forum: Thumpers 02-14-2015, 11:48 PM
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Posted By mendoteach
So far it's been a very light snow year....

So far it's been a very light snow year. Sometimes you can't get over the peaks in May or even June. So far this year the snow level has been very high with the pineapple express storms we've had. If...
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2015, 08:41 AM
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Posted By mendoteach
That Guzzi is cool! Where do I read about...

That Guzzi is cool!


Where do I read about your take on the the R. One of these days I'ma get myself a large bore ADV bike (not to replace the L, mind you). First, I'll need to sell the R1200RT I...
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2015, 08:33 AM
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Posted By mendoteach
Thanks, that's helpful!

Thanks, that's helpful!
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2015, 07:18 PM
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Posted By mendoteach
OnandOff, RZRob and others... I enjoy...

OnandOff, RZRob and others...

I enjoy knowing what other rides you have/had and what your thoughts are on them. Otherwise, this thread would end up being a endless loop of oil, tire etc. opinions....
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2015, 08:22 AM
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Posted By mendoteach
I sit squarely in this camp. I promise to learn...

I sit squarely in this camp. I promise to learn to use the multi-quote function...someday.
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2015, 07:50 AM
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Posted By mendoteach
You definitely want a 2011+ 300. It got the good...

You definitely want a 2011+ 300. It got the good SX geometry and doesn't ride like a "Euro" MX anymore.
Forum: Thumpers 02-07-2015, 12:01 PM
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Posted By mendoteach
That's when it wold be fun to use a Vader-style...

That's when it wold be fun to use a Vader-style remote choke:lol3

I guess my friends and I have been lucky. We've never been pulled over and we carry a pretty good, though fe, clip.
Forum: Thumpers 02-07-2015, 11:57 AM
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Posted By mendoteach
I'm guessing with its trial heritage the Freeride...

I'm guessing with its trial heritage the Freeride will handle large drops. The KTM 300 is sprung and valved fairly softly. It's designed as for trails, not the track. I'm guessing a KTM300 will fit...
Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2015, 08:33 PM
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Posted By mendoteach
Nice work! I like it! More picture of the front...

Nice work! I like it! More picture of the front please:clap
Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2015, 08:31 PM
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Posted By mendoteach
BW, Nice write up. Thanks! Steve,...

BW,

Nice write up. Thanks!



Steve,

I'll be your kid. Anytime.
Forum: Thumpers 02-05-2015, 10:14 PM
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Posted By mendoteach
To prove your point I just checked my L and using...

To prove your point I just checked my L and using the optional sail on a downwind leg my speedo still reads. Heck, even in neutral coasting down a hill.
Forum: Thumpers 02-04-2015, 08:37 AM
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Posted By mendoteach
Your fancy new smoker is coated.

Your fancy new smoker is coated.
Forum: Thumpers 01-30-2015, 08:44 AM
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Posted By mendoteach
Or conversely, there's no replacement for firing...

Or conversely, there's no replacement for firing every stroke, well, unless you have more discplacement.
Forum: Thumpers 01-28-2015, 01:01 AM
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Posted By mendoteach
Lucky bastard.:D

Lucky bastard.:D
Forum: Thumpers 01-28-2015, 12:59 AM
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Posted By mendoteach
I would kill to be able to plate a smoker like...

I would kill to be able to plate a smoker like that in California. Man... Someday I need to do my "once-in-a-liftime" special build that California allows and get me a smoker with blinker. Nicely...
Forum: Thumpers 01-24-2015, 10:26 AM
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Posted By mendoteach
Here's a picture. Directions say 40-70:1....

Here's a picture. Directions say 40-70:1. Obviously, a gallon of it goes along ways. About $40 for the gallon IIRC. Steve, next time your up my way you can have a half gallon. I may never use all...
Forum: Thumpers 01-24-2015, 10:15 AM
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Posted By mendoteach
I went to my local Fleet Pride (a trucker supply...

I went to my local Fleet Pride (a trucker supply store) and bought a similar product in concentrate. At 20:1 it makes aluminum look new. It's for washing the shiny fuel and milk trucks and the trucks...
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2015, 08:34 AM
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Posted By mendoteach
My Anti-Gravity battery jump starter kit was $25...

My Anti-Gravity battery jump starter kit was $25 cheaper on Amazon than on Anti-Gravity's site and it was fulfilled by Anti-Gravity! And I agree, with Amazon Prime–and the free shipping if you spend...
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2015, 08:26 AM
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Posted By mendoteach
I bring toilet paper on my adventures too, and I...

I bring toilet paper on my adventures too, and I ain't even over-the-hill yet. I still have seven more years. Crapping knows no age.
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2015, 08:42 PM
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Posted By mendoteach
And he's tired of the RS250, he doesn't have the...

And he's tired of the RS250, he doesn't have the energy or $ to work on it, so he's selling it me. CHEAP:lol3
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2015, 08:47 AM
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Posted By mendoteach
Love, love love the smoker street bikes. That...

Love, love love the smoker street bikes. That RS250 must be a hoot! I remember wanting one in college so bad I couldn't see straight.
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2015, 08:35 AM
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Posted By mendoteach
A bunch of buddies camped out this weekend and...

A bunch of buddies camped out this weekend and rode our smokers in the big OHV area in the Mendo Forest. I spent some time on a brand new KTM 200 and a 2011 300 300XC. The 200 is a real riot. Still,...
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2015, 03:56 PM
Replies: 81,732
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Posted By mendoteach
While not as quiet as my Q2 that landed with...

While not as quiet as my Q2 that landed with Firestone, My XRs only exhaust with the quiet insert, while not stealth quiet, isn't obnoxious either. At a constant speed it isn't bad at all, really....
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2015, 03:38 PM
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Posted By mendoteach
I need to call C-Dub and get some of those...

I need to call C-Dub and get some of those rollin' my way.
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2015, 03:36 PM
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Posted By mendoteach
Holy crap to the last point. I had two engines...

Holy crap to the last point. I had two engines apart at once and a too-old manual. Called Steve and told him that the engine wouldn't turn over, that the starter worked, but would turn the engine...
Forum: Thumpers 01-11-2015, 09:58 PM
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Posted By mendoteach
You can't get it in the spark plug whole. See...

You can't get it in the spark plug whole. See Sycklemotor's location on the upper oil line. That's where I put mine. I'm not sure how accurate it is, but it works fine.
Forum: Thumpers 01-11-2015, 09:56 PM
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Posted By mendoteach
[QUOTE=Firestone;25910778]So I took the bike out...

[QUOTE=Firestone;25910778]So I took the bike out yesterday for some enduro trails with the boys and then some track time on the MX tracI. It took me a while to start getting the hang of things but...
Forum: Thumpers 01-11-2015, 09:46 PM
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Posted By mendoteach
So, so nice. Very impressive work. Someday I may...

So, so nice. Very impressive work. Someday I may do a frame up restoration on mine (in a sad attempt to match Syckle and Wattner's fit 'n finish) and when I do it's gonna get that cool coating the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-11-2015, 10:54 AM
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Posted By mendoteach
I ordered some of these after I saw yours Syckle....

I ordered some of these after I saw yours Syckle. I will report back after their install. Hopefully, they add power and lower my CG.
Forum: Thumpers 01-11-2015, 10:48 AM
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Posted By mendoteach
Depends on if your standing and if your oil is...

Depends on if your standing and if your oil is synthetic or not.
Forum: Thumpers 01-11-2015, 10:47 AM
Replies: 81,732
Views: 9,145,260
Posted By mendoteach
Mine cracked just like that. Easy fix with a...

Mine cracked just like that. Easy fix with a welder or a six pack for somebody who has one.
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