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Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2014, 12:04 PM
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Posted By vector_dumb
Ya run the 130/80 size for the rear? It's a...

Ya run the 130/80 size for the rear? It's a little strange at motorcycle superstore. They list a 4.6x18 and a 130/80-18. Not sure why they'd list sizes in different units. I'll probably go w/ the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2014, 10:23 AM
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Posted By vector_dumb
I is now edumacated :D

I is now edumacated :D
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2014, 09:44 AM
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Posted By vector_dumb
About how far you get on the T63? (and thanks...

About how far you get on the T63? (and thanks for the feedback)
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2014, 08:47 AM
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Posted By vector_dumb
Yeah... I did note that. What type of riding...

Yeah... I did note that. What type of riding were you doing? I'm actually mostly street (30-50 mph on patched up farm roads) and plan on doing some fireroad/gravel over the summer. I currently...
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2014, 06:41 AM
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Posted By vector_dumb
Hi Fritzcoinc. Thanks for the feedback. I take...

Hi Fritzcoinc. Thanks for the feedback. I take it The 4.6x18 is just bit narrow?

I'll go for a shinko 244 5.10x18 w/ a 140/80 tube.
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2014, 05:54 AM
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Posted By vector_dumb
Hey All - I'm due for a new 50/50 rear tire as...

Hey All - I'm due for a new 50/50 rear tire as well. Since the bike is a bit of a beater I'm going to try a Shinko 244 rear. Motorcycle super store is running an extra 5% off (code PB-SHINKO).
...
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2014, 05:39 PM
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Posted By vector_dumb
I got a good laugh out of that. Did me good...

I got a good laugh out of that. Did me good since it was a long day. :rofl
Forum: Thumpers 05-08-2014, 12:20 PM
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Posted By vector_dumb
Engines need three things: air/fuel, spark, and...

Engines need three things: air/fuel, spark, and compression. Since the bike is new compression probably isn't the problem. Skip it for the moment

Crank the bike for a bit and then pull the...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-02-2014, 06:45 AM
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Posted By vector_dumb
http://i.stack.imgur.com/jiFfM.jpg Let's...

http://i.stack.imgur.com/jiFfM.jpg

Let's double the pleasure. :rofl
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-02-2014, 06:25 AM
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Posted By vector_dumb
I have 2 sets of cases, so these of course are...

I have 2 sets of cases, so these of course are the ruined ones. The clean set comes out for formal bmw functions. :lol3
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-02-2014, 05:51 AM
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Posted By vector_dumb
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7179/14088416375_cf...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7179/14088416375_cf38d27da3_c.jpg

Quick camping trip I did by Calvert Cliffs MD last year. The following morning I had trouble starting the bike, so I had to bump...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-02-2014, 05:43 AM
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Posted By vector_dumb
As you can see I went with my dorm room motif...

As you can see I went with my dorm room motif from 10 years ago.

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5157/14088877994_401db26259_c.jpg
...
Forum: Airheads 04-20-2014, 08:01 AM
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Posted By vector_dumb
WTB R80 G/S | GS Handguards

To help on the cold morning's I'm looking to throw a set of BMW handguards on my ST to help deflect wind. I can get a new set for $40 in white from Bob's down the road then spray paint them, but if...
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2014, 07:06 AM
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Posted By vector_dumb
I see that went swimmingly. (Sorry, could...

I see that went swimmingly.

(Sorry, could not resist. I know that was pretty serious)

Glad you had friends there to help. What did you have to do to get it running again?
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2014, 03:13 PM
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Posted By vector_dumb
Certainly makes sense. Invoice showed a price of...

Certainly makes sense. Invoice showed a price of $90 for overbore (and shipping both ways) which seems to match up with the overbore price listed on the website.
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2014, 01:09 PM
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Posted By vector_dumb
Rebore

Slow progress with the top end rebuild. The shop I am using stated that they ship the cylinders out to Millenium Technologies for overbores. There were a number of different services offered in the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2014, 08:13 AM
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Posted By vector_dumb
Shop said the bike did very poorly on compression...

Shop said the bike did very poorly on compression and leakdown tests. I did the compression check with the decomp engaged and it was mid 50's instead of 92 before I handed it over to them.

Is it...
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2014, 01:13 PM
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Posted By vector_dumb
Man, I wish I could find more guys like you to...

Man, I wish I could find more guys like you to hire at work. :clap
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2014, 11:59 AM
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Posted By vector_dumb
Steve, you are one outstanding guy. Let me know...

Steve, you are one outstanding guy. Let me know if you'd like one of OSGs decals - my treat.

Edit - one more question. Is the bore of a '93 nikasiled"?

Thanks!
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2014, 11:45 AM
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Posted By vector_dumb
Hosed Top End

Hi All,

Familiar story: my top end is fried - took a chance on a local L knowing it needed some care but it looks like it was starved of oil and has the usual damage....

Cam toast, cam...
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2014, 05:07 AM
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Posted By vector_dumb
You trying to stuff dead hookers in that thing or...

You trying to stuff dead hookers in that thing or what? :eek1
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2014, 04:43 PM
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Posted By vector_dumb
I don't have a lot of experience with other...

I don't have a lot of experience with other makes, but I have been fairly disappointed on the metallurgy. Screws and bolts are rather easy to strip - even with care and decent tools. (My bike is a...
Forum: Thumpers 02-14-2014, 10:27 AM
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Posted By vector_dumb
Thank you for the quick replies. Much...

Thank you for the quick replies. Much appreciated!
Forum: Thumpers 02-14-2014, 10:20 AM
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Posted By vector_dumb
Thank you for posting this. I'll be getting a...

Thank you for posting this. I'll be getting a pretty good price on a skidplate!

Quick question for the inmate community:
Would the following inner tube work with a 4.6x18 shinko 244?

"IRC...
Forum: Thumpers 02-03-2014, 11:00 AM
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Posted By vector_dumb
I saw a few posts back that you had the flood...

I saw a few posts back that you had the flood version, but would prefer the spot or combo. Would the floods work on the street if angled down appropriately, or would they just too irritating for...
Forum: Thumpers 02-02-2014, 05:11 PM
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Posted By vector_dumb
F250Pal

I played around with the bag some more and got it to fit pretty well. It won't sit flush on the seat in the front, but that doesn't really matter since it's not going anywhere. (Might be able to...
Forum: Thumpers 02-02-2014, 04:45 AM
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Posted By vector_dumb
Thank you so much for posting those pics. That...

Thank you so much for posting those pics. That gives me a good place to start! Putting the thing on should be as easy as 1-2-3, so it's surprising that I'm having trouble. Maybe the bag will be...
Forum: Thumpers 02-01-2014, 07:46 PM
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Posted By vector_dumb
Mind posting or PMing a pic of how you have it...

Mind posting or PMing a pic of how you have it mounted?

The inside width of the 'U' the bag naturally forms is 12" wide and my cycleracks is 18.5" wide. When I mount the bag the wings can't...
Forum: Thumpers 02-01-2014, 05:00 PM
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Posted By vector_dumb
Anybody out there rocking a cycleracks w/ soft...

Anybody out there rocking a cycleracks w/ soft sidebags? The plan was to use the cycleracks and a giant loop great basin, but the bag won't work with how wide the rack is :cry

I can certainly put...
Forum: Thumpers 01-31-2014, 03:43 PM
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Posted By vector_dumb
In case anybody stubles upon this thread... ...

In case anybody stubles upon this thread...

Cycle racks and a great basin bag are a no go. The cycleracks is far too wide - at least on an XR650L.
Forum: Vendors 01-31-2014, 10:48 AM
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Posted By vector_dumb
Waiting for Christmas part 2 ...

Waiting for Christmas part 2 ...
Forum: Thumpers 01-28-2014, 07:52 AM
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Posted By vector_dumb
Seems like your un understanding is pretty spot...

Seems like your un understanding is pretty spot on:
http://www.ngk.com.au/spark-plugs/technical-information/heat-range-explanation

I found the above link trying to understand 'heat range' better.
Forum: Thumpers 01-28-2014, 05:42 AM
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Posted By vector_dumb
rzrob, fritz and beechum - Thanks for the...

rzrob, fritz and beechum -

Thanks for the posts on spark plugs. So to stir the pot....

With colder weather air density is higher, so more oxygen per unit volume which should lean out the air...
Forum: Thumpers 01-27-2014, 06:56 PM
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Posted By vector_dumb
What type of riding style is 7 typically used...

What type of riding style is 7 typically used for? I only ask because that's what my bike came with from the PO. I've since rejetted and am using an 8, but just curious.

Thanks
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2014, 07:18 AM
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Posted By vector_dumb
Since you mentioned aux lighting you might want...

Since you mentioned aux lighting you might want to check out this thread as an alternative to what you can get at twisted throttle:...
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2014, 06:58 AM
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Posted By vector_dumb
Looks like my bike came with a TYC (roller?)...

Looks like my bike came with a TYC (roller?) chain from the PO. The snail adjusters are at 26 w/ 110 links and the stock gearing (PBI 15T sprocket I put on still looks good). I can't find much info...
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2014, 05:31 PM
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Posted By vector_dumb
I'm glad you posted that - now I can make my own...

I'm glad you posted that - now I can make my own out of aluminum flashing when my great basin shows up from arkansas_adv next week!
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2014, 09:22 AM
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Posted By vector_dumb
Tire Seppuku :eek1

Tire Seppuku :eek1
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2014, 06:01 PM
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Posted By vector_dumb
Might think about tossing in some electrical wire...

Might think about tossing in some electrical wire and zip ties. I have a small flashlight in mine, but I'm sure it will be dead whenever I need it.

I like that all in one wrench you have!
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2014, 05:25 PM
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Posted By vector_dumb
Yeah, #14 on that chart. On other microfiche...

Yeah, #14 on that chart. On other microfiche I've seen it called the speedometer drive (part # <!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:OfficeDocumentSettings> <o:AllowPNG/> </o:OfficeDocumentSettings>...
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