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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 04:25 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,255
Posted By markk53
All it takes is a couple of trees with less than...

All it takes is a couple of trees with less than 100cm width on a trail to fuck you up! You're screwed and I'm not turning back!




If you don't get the point, you're either brainless or just...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 08:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 850
Posted By markk53
:1drink:bore:lurk:slurp:dog:jjen:2cry:stoned:doh ...

:1drink:bore:lurk:slurp:dog:jjen:2cry:stoned:doh

entertainment at its best!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 07:07 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,255
Posted By markk53
1) Clearly never ridden in the tight rutty...

1) Clearly never ridden in the tight rutty eastern trails of the US. Some riders cut the bars down further yet to about 75 cm due to weaving through tight trails. And with a wiggle of the bars one...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-18-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,111
Posted By markk53
I was out last Sunday buzzing around over by the...

I was out last Sunday buzzing around over by the river, ended up in Prospect and a bit above it. Some nice paved roads with actual corners. Got down into Ostrander, saw a little diner there. I'm...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-18-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,255
Posted By markk53
Gotta tell you, my widest part on my dual sport...

Gotta tell you, my widest part on my dual sport is less than 100cm. - the bars.

I will also tell you many people who bought ATCs and quads did because THEY were the ones who didn't want to learn...
Forum: Thumpers 10-18-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 11,429
Views: 2,417,562
Posted By markk53
That's what I said to my brother when he gave me...

That's what I said to my brother when he gave me the information he found... :D :clap
Forum: Thumpers 10-17-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 11,429
Views: 2,417,562
Posted By markk53
My bike fired within a second this morning at...

My bike fired within a second this morning at about 50F. Off choke in about 20 seconds as I rode down the road.

I reworked the carb by the following, plus the Marcelino Cam Mod and disabled the...
Forum: Thumpers 10-17-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 307
Posted By markk53
FWIW In general there are two types of methods...

FWIW In general there are two types of methods for carbs to enrich the fuel mix when cold:

Choke - actually blocks the intake with a butterfly or slide to make the engine run rich. They are...
Forum: Thumpers 10-17-2014, 05:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,072
Posted By markk53
Same reason there are all kinds of nice new used...

Same reason there are all kinds of nice new used bikes for sale. The owner either finds they don't like them, don't ride them enough (in their opinion), just plain bought too much bike, scared the...
Forum: Thumpers 10-16-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 461
Posted By markk53
Rockabillyslapmatt did a low buck LED trailer...

Rockabillyslapmatt did a low buck LED trailer clearance light on his KLX250. Sweet set up under $30 for 4. Here's the first post he did....
Forum: Thumpers 10-16-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 11,429
Views: 2,417,562
Posted By markk53
For what it's worth, I'm Krieger, the tensioner...

For what it's worth, I'm Krieger, the tensioner is $38.95 including shipping to you in the US. You can PM me here or see if it is possible to email me if you want to pick up a manual tensioner. ...
Forum: Thumpers 10-16-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 11,429
Views: 2,417,562
Posted By markk53
If not repositioned it will need disabled by at...

If not repositioned it will need disabled by at least removing the spring. As I've said before, I used some heavy gauge wire (coat hanger :hide) to lock it in the disengaged position (shoes out). ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-14-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,183
Posted By markk53
Side note: I've understood (possibly wrongly)...

Side note: I've understood (possibly wrongly) that one of the most common bikes seen on the AlCan highway is the "lowly" KLR650. Simplicity, relatively easy to work with, relatively comfortable, a...
Forum: Thumpers 10-14-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 11,429
Views: 2,417,562
Posted By markk53
Have you or anyone else done anything with the...

Have you or anyone else done anything with the cam chain tensioner? That would be the kind of sound an overly tight cam drive would make.

If a manual tensioner, while the bike is cold, break...
Forum: Thumpers 10-13-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 975
Posted By markk53
Didn't bother looking up the proper name, just...

Didn't bother looking up the proper name, just like you never learning anything about mechanisms.

How about a square head lag bolt - goes into wood
...
Forum: Thumpers 10-13-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 975
Posted By markk53
Do you any of you "run it anyway" guys honestly...

Do you any of you "run it anyway" guys honestly have a clue mechanically? The chain should wrap and fit all the way around the sprocket if both are good. No 2/3 bullshit. All the way. That is...
Forum: Thumpers 10-13-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 11,429
Views: 2,417,562
Posted By markk53
I don't know about hunting for another gear, but...

I don't know about hunting for another gear, but as I said, I was impressed with how well the bike pulled the 15/39. Cruising at 70 could be comfortably done. I could see the SM version done this...
Forum: Thumpers 10-12-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 11,429
Views: 2,417,562
Posted By markk53
when I first put on the new 15T sprocket...

when I first put on the new 15T sprocket yesterday it didn't seem like it went on far enough to use the washer. I had to tap it on a bit further, it didn't slide all the way on by hand. Not high...
Forum: Thumpers 10-12-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 11,429
Views: 2,417,562
Posted By markk53
If I'd not been in a hurry to put on the 13/47,...

If I'd not been in a hurry to put on the 13/47, stood back and thought a bit about what I was doing I'd probably have done it right. I just got down to the wire, put on the sprockets, ordered the...
Forum: Thumpers 10-12-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 11,429
Views: 2,417,562
Posted By markk53
Actually I'm not too concerned. I figured I...

Actually I'm not too concerned. I figured I could play around with sprockets a bit, that was all. I wanted taller gearing at the moment so I could do a bit of road work with the bike since it is so...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-12-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,183
Posted By markk53
In a conversation with you, my being the sales...

In a conversation with you, my being the sales person, learning your background, I wouldn't have any qualms about selling you that bike or almost any other you might want.

It is all about...
Forum: Thumpers 10-12-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 397
Posted By markk53
Absolutely guarantee it will work - fit rear...

Absolutely guarantee it will work - fit rear wheel where the tire clears adequately, wrap a 120 link chain (stock is 102) around sprockets and see how many links you need to cut off - remember you...
Forum: Thumpers 10-12-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 11,429
Views: 2,417,562
Posted By markk53
I fud up! I set up my new chain and sprockets...

I fud up! I set up my new chain and sprockets with a 13/47, but cut the chain one or two links too short for what I wanted to do - put a 15 on the front for more road oriented work -
as I learned...
Forum: Thumpers 10-12-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 975
Posted By markk53
I would take both the old and new sprocket and...

I would take both the old and new sprocket and the chain where you bought the sprocket to show them the problem. There is something not right in the part since the chain fits the old sprocket. Bad...
Forum: Thumpers 10-12-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 596
Posted By markk53
If it was me and I ran knobbies, I'd...

If it was me and I ran knobbies, I'd truck/trailer the 120 miles, drink coffee and BS along the way, then go ride the bikes, put 'em back on the trailer/in the truck and drink a pop and BS on the way...
Forum: Thumpers 10-10-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 17,672
Posted By markk53
Point taken. So they're pretty much a level...

Point taken. So they're pretty much a level pricing for equal product when that's taken into account.
Forum: Thumpers 10-10-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 17,672
Posted By markk53
You honestly think that? Seems all the...

You honestly think that?

Seems all the Japanese bikes are starting to have pricing within a few hundred dollars of the similar European ones. Look at the sport bikes and the motocrossers. I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-09-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,128
Posted By markk53
Agreed, if you ride in some of those "wide open...

Agreed, if you ride in some of those "wide open spaces" you may either be ticketed or worse yet, be looking down the barrel of someone's gun. It ain't like the early 70s when you could run around...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-09-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 859
Posted By markk53
Another reason to ride a muddling Japanese dual...

Another reason to ride a muddling Japanese dual sport - blame it on the bike! :lol3

I never ran knobbies on the street (well on a road legal machine for any distance). My brother did DOT legal...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-09-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,513
Posted By markk53
My friend does that when waiting to pass, along...

My friend does that when waiting to pass, along with being about 2 ft off the bumper of the car/truck to be passed.

I hound him a bit about it too.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-09-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,513
Posted By markk53
Only in places like you mention where speeds are...

Only in places like you mention where speeds are 0-20 mph. On open roads the oil in the center is pretty much a myth. But still good to be careful the two track vehicles will work any pea gravel or...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-09-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 859
Posted By markk53
ONe more consideration when buying for a dual...

ONe more consideration when buying for a dual sport or off roader. You can have too much rubber on the ground. Seems a 450 MX runs about the equivalent of a 120 knobby and the 250s run about a 110....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-09-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 859
Posted By markk53
Doesn't work that way with the inch system. The...

Doesn't work that way with the inch system. The 4.60 is a low profile 4" wide tire, the 4.10 is a slightly lower profile 4" wide tire and a 4.00 is a full height (100%) profile 4" tire. There is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-09-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,514
Posted By markk53
You can blow the money at Vegas if you want. I...

You can blow the money at Vegas if you want. I got $800 on crash damage once, did the work myself and didn't replace every single part that was damaged (like foot peg and brake lever) pocketing $400...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-09-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,134
Posted By markk53
Welcome to the world of damn tall top heavy...

Welcome to the world of damn tall top heavy motorcycles. Wouldn't have done it on a 250 Rebel.:lol3
Forum: Thumpers 10-09-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 17,672
Posted By markk53
I'd say in my case that's somewhat true at...

I'd say in my case that's somewhat true at times... some more than ohers.

Still, the insight was incredibly simple and direct.

Made me think that cage drivers have far more lucid moments...
...
Forum: Thumpers 10-09-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 11,429
Views: 2,417,562
Posted By markk53
Actually it is the same thing BMW did over the...

Actually it is the same thing BMW did over the years. They found most riders didn't ride much off road, so the bikes got away from the original G/S bare bones bike to the electronic behemoths they...
Forum: Thumpers 10-08-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 17,672
Posted By markk53
I have one account. I don't need two to stir...

I have one account. I don't need two to stir some of the crap that shows up.

I forgot which thread I did. I countered this one with this...
Forum: Thumpers 10-08-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 17,672
Posted By markk53
OMG... the voice of reason. :lol3

OMG... the voice of reason. :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 10-08-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 17,672
Posted By markk53
Oops, you're right :eek1 - mine was The European...

Oops, you're right :eek1 - mine was The European brands ought to be ashamed (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1000681&highlight=Europeans+ashamed). It was the mirror image of this one. ...
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