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Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 98,586
Views: 18,792,965
Posted By rpet
Rusty - does the trials tire smack your fender?...

Rusty - does the trials tire smack your fender? Was wondering if it might be too tall.


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Forum: Equipment 08-05-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,708
Posted By rpet
I have bought many seconds Smartwools from...

I have bought many seconds Smartwools from Sierra, none had any noticeable defect. This was 3+ years ago, though, so that may have changed.
Forum: Old's Cool 07-28-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,353
Posted By rpet
Hasn't Bell been sold a few times since the 80s? ...

Hasn't Bell been sold a few times since the 80s? Not to mention moving production overseas to multiple different factories. There's nothing in common between this helmet and an 80s one besides the...
Forum: Australia 06-08-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,419
Posted By rpet
Gel is just a terrible material.

Gel is just a terrible material.
Forum: Vendors 06-05-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 1,353
Views: 165,548
Posted By rpet
Blue

Blue
Forum: Equipment 06-05-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 2,522
Views: 961,326
Posted By rpet
Silky saws look great! Check out the Bahco...

Silky saws look great! Check out the Bahco folding for a budget (but not too) version.
Forum: Old's Cool 06-03-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 1,570
Views: 213,899
Posted By rpet
^ love it. Comes with all the tools you need to...

^ love it. Comes with all the tools you need to make another cafe boober.
Forum: Ride reports 05-29-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 549
Views: 143,353
Posted By rpet
!!!

!!!
Forum: Thumpers 05-28-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 98,586
Views: 18,792,965
Posted By rpet
Check out the Scorpion Pro along with the TR8.

Check out the Scorpion Pro along with the TR8.
Forum: Thumpers 05-28-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 31,855
Posted By rpet
606 rear , Scorpion Pro front runs great for me.

606 rear , Scorpion Pro front runs great for me.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-28-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 1,570
Views: 213,899
Posted By rpet
I think it was a typo: 1971 CZ400 RUSTored. -...

I think it was a typo:
1971 CZ400 RUSTored. - $3200 (SC)
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-28-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 11,490
Posted By rpet
Thank you!

Thank you!
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-28-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 11,490
Posted By rpet
I've never been to this ride but am considering...

I've never been to this ride but am considering making it happen!

So, if all I've got is a DR650 with mucho upgraded suspension and DOT knobbies, should the DS section be OK or am I relegated to...
Forum: Equipment 05-28-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 2,522
Views: 961,326
Posted By rpet
is that a calculator?

is that a calculator?
Forum: Thumpers 05-28-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 37,454
Posted By rpet
tires?

tires?
Forum: Thumpers 05-26-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 98,586
Views: 18,792,965
Posted By rpet
When it's dirty. That could be a single day of...

When it's dirty. That could be a single day of dusty desert riding or a couple thousand miles on the road.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-25-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 1,570
Views: 213,899
Posted By rpet
I love it when a dude call himself "we." I guess...

I love it when a dude call himself "we." I guess "we" is supposed to make it sound like he's a group that knows what it's talking about.

I feel like there are a lot of guys referring to themselves...
Forum: Thumpers 05-24-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 98,586
Views: 18,792,965
Posted By rpet
Pretty sure 5'2" is the average advrider poster...

Pretty sure 5'2" is the average advrider poster height.

Some of us on the DRs are a little taller.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-22-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 1,570
Views: 213,899
Posted By rpet
^ same!

^ same!
Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 98,586
Views: 18,792,965
Posted By rpet
Where is your vapor sensor? Mine is set up...

Where is your vapor sensor?

Mine is set up for CHT (spark plug) and mid-300s is nothing in traffic. My warning lights are set to 375 and 400.

I think I hit 365 in stop and go freeway traffic...
Forum: Equipment 05-22-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,305
Posted By rpet
Yes, but in my case I figured heavy steel was a...

Yes, but in my case I figured heavy steel was a mid-point between hot-spotty aluminum or ti and very heavy cast iron.
Forum: Equipment 05-22-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,900
Posted By rpet
I just bought some more on eBay - $8 shipped for...

I just bought some more on eBay - $8 shipped for 25 pairs.
Forum: Equipment 05-22-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,305
Posted By rpet
This is what I have - the 6.25" diameter. ...

This is what I have - the 6.25" diameter.

It's not nonstick- you will need to coat it in oil just as with cast iron.
It survived a 30 day trip through the desert on my DR in a dry bag just fine....
Forum: Equipment 05-21-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 303
Posted By rpet
I will need to see the knees in question prior to...

I will need to see the knees in question prior to making a recommendation.
Forum: Equipment 05-21-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,305
Posted By rpet
I use a 6" diameter steel pizza pan. No ribs....

I use a 6" diameter steel pizza pan. No ribs. Works great and steel is tough enough for when you drop the bike on it. Still a lot lighter than iron, which I love to cook on at home.
Forum: Equipment 05-21-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,900
Posted By rpet
Leight Laser with the cords off eBay - amazing,...

Leight Laser with the cords off eBay - amazing, comfy, cheap and the cord keeps you from dropping them on the pavement while you fill up with gas.
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,676
Posted By rpet
Filter skins rule. All oil change supplies...

Filter skins rule. All oil change supplies besides filters are to be found at Walmart, and they are happy for you to do the work and dump the oil there.
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 98,586
Views: 18,792,965
Posted By rpet
Get the Warp9 plate - excellent piece. Best one...

Get the Warp9 plate - excellent piece. Best one out for heavy duty use other than that Aussie one that costs a million US bucks.
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 98,586
Views: 18,792,965
Posted By rpet
Kientech does (or did last year) offer a mid-pipe...

Kientech does (or did last year) offer a mid-pipe for 3-bolt Busa pipe. That's what I run. I'm sure they can supply if you call and ask.
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 98,586
Views: 18,792,965
Posted By rpet
I've heard 13T sprockets may be sketchy and grind...

I've heard 13T sprockets may be sketchy and grind out the swing arm. Is that also the case when combining 13t with a 45 rear or is the chain angle more acceptable?

This past Sunday's testing shows...
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 98,586
Views: 18,792,965
Posted By rpet
heard of that, also seen the plastic "rigidizers"...

heard of that, also seen the plastic "rigidizers" that negate your front fork travel while tied down. I don't think I believe in what those types of things are supposedly doing, but would love to see...
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 98,586
Views: 18,792,965
Posted By rpet
soft tie downs work fine on the handlebars, as...

soft tie downs work fine on the handlebars, as shown above.

cheap $12 hardware store tie downs with a rubber-covered metal hook also work fine on the handlebars, though you may end up with a...
Forum: Ride reports 05-16-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 549
Views: 143,353
Posted By rpet
He's from the Red Triangle, man.

He's from the Red Triangle, man.
Forum: Thumpers 05-16-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,559
Posted By rpet
Wrong size filter ? Correct diameter but too...

Wrong size filter ? Correct diameter but too tall... Smooshed during install as you attached the cover?

Just a guess...
Forum: Equipment 05-15-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 2,522
Views: 961,326
Posted By rpet
I recently got a Wingman and have been carrying...

I recently got a Wingman and have been carrying it daily for 6 weeks or so - it's the first full size multitool i've ever had.

It's pretty damn helpful and tough enough for the cost of $23.94. ...
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 50,051
Posted By rpet
How many miles does the rear XCMH last compared ...

How many miles does the rear XCMH last compared to a D606?

Love my Scorpion Pro front for dual sport, including plenty of pavement.
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,412
Posted By rpet
How thirsty are big thumper riders? Sixer...

How thirsty are big thumper riders?


Sixer of Stone IPA here tonight.
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 98,586
Views: 18,792,965
Posted By rpet
Vapor works fine. Any digital dash will need a...

Vapor works fine. Any digital dash will need a battery so the odo doesn't reset.
Forum: Thumpers 05-06-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 98,586
Views: 18,792,965
Posted By rpet
^ I don't think Excel makes wheels or hubs.

^ I don't think Excel makes wheels or hubs.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-02-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 28,720
Posted By rpet
^maps and stars definitely work for navigating....

^maps and stars definitely work for navigating. But do you want to spend your day navigating or spend it riding?

If you want to stay on the gas all day, then waterproof, shockproof devices with...
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