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Forum: Ride reports 03-02-2015, 01:22 PM
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Posted By Ed@Ford
Fine fine report. Did Black Bear on a tiddler 185...

Fine fine report. Did Black Bear on a tiddler 185 ages ago...gravity was actually my friend. Did Schofield many years later. I was too dumb to be scared of Black Bear till it was over....Schofield...
Forum: Thumpers 02-26-2015, 01:22 PM
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Posted By Ed@Ford
YUP: ...

YUP: http://www.totalmotorcycle.com/motorcycles/2014models/2014-Honda-CRF250M.htm says 36mm...not 38...crap....I misread it....way back when
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2015, 06:22 PM
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Posted By Ed@Ford
Samtech: What about throttle body size? I seem...

Samtech: What about throttle body size? I seem to recall seeing that the 250 motoard model did not keep the smaller size throttle body size we have on our "L" model.....but the larger one from the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2015, 02:34 PM
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Posted By Ed@Ford
Well, consider this....the Takegawa hyper bore...

Well, consider this....the Takegawa hyper bore kit at 95,000 yen, is now "ONLY" $800 with the current low yen and high dollar exchange....BUT 13:1 CR is pretty awful with the stock cam....but the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2015, 02:02 PM
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Posted By Ed@Ford
Scoot: I understand completely. Thanks, Ride...

Scoot: I understand completely. Thanks, Ride Safe. Ed

EDIT: I reviewed the pictures of the flow path within the stock muffler in light of your revision.....I'll bet the flow restriction...
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2015, 11:58 AM
Replies: 11,639
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Posted By Ed@Ford
Uni filter is the australian one? Cut-in points?...

Uni filter is the australian one? Cut-in points? The last 3 cal values of the EJK? You used ??? And 3 holes...drilled in the rear most muffler baffle....diameter??

Thanks...so far I've seen...
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2015, 07:21 AM
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Posted By Ed@Ford
YUP....a little piece of cardboard or milk jug...

YUP....a little piece of cardboard or milk jug plastic works...but I've lucked out occasionally & found some stainless M5 hex head bolts that had about 2 more threads
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2015, 07:17 AM
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Posted By Ed@Ford
Yup....go back to "Kepner-Trego" theory developed...

Yup....go back to "Kepner-Trego" theory developed by the Rand Corporation when the world was becoming "nuclear"....their very first theorem was....in the simplest possible terms: "go back to the last...
Forum: Thumpers 02-17-2015, 12:08 PM
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Posted By Ed@Ford
Thanks for the link. Most informative. Does...

Thanks for the link. Most informative. Does anyone have any feedback on whether the gold fork valves provide any measure of anti-dive? I have Intiminators on my KLR forks which are a massive...
Forum: Thumpers 02-17-2015, 11:36 AM
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Posted By Ed@Ford
TEWSTER: Good find on the packing lists

TEWSTER: Good find on the packing lists
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2015, 11:26 AM
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Posted By Ed@Ford
"hot" xr400

You'll never know how hot the XR runs until you get one of the XR's Only thermometers that goes in the oil tank filler plug in the upper portion of the frame behind the steering stem. In the summer...
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2015, 09:55 AM
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Posted By Ed@Ford
I'd suggest not ignoring it

I'd suggest not ignoring it
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2015, 07:15 AM
Replies: 11,639
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Posted By Ed@Ford
The sump guards tend to create funny noises many...

The sump guards tend to create funny noises many different ways, and each variety can be different. As a quick experiment, get a bunch of rags and cram them real tight between the crankcase and the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2015, 07:10 AM
Replies: 11,639
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Posted By Ed@Ford
LAPCHIK (Kory): Looks like you've gone crazy on...

LAPCHIK (Kory): Looks like you've gone crazy on the electrics...now I understand why you have the voltmeter on the bars. FYI: Ran across on Amazon a digital voltmeter that plugs into an SAE 2 prong...
Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2015, 02:53 PM
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Posted By Ed@Ford
$500 for head re-do (5 angle valve job, valve...

$500 for head re-do (5 angle valve job, valve stem seals, reassemble), boring jug, shrinking in new wiseco sleeve, boring/honing sleeve to match piston, doing ring end gaps, installing rings on...
Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2015, 07:14 PM
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Posted By Ed@Ford
I have the 440 Wiseco kit, where the aluminum...

I have the 440 Wiseco kit, where the aluminum cylinder gets bored, the thick wall iron sleeve gets shrunk in, then bored to accept the piston (11:1). It is expensive because of the extra machining. ...
Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 101,019
Posted By Ed@Ford
Also read/watch his stuff on "packin'...

Also read/watch his stuff on "packin' light"
Forum: Thumpers 02-05-2015, 01:18 PM
Replies: 11,639
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Posted By Ed@Ford
DEFINITELY the right way to do it. It'll be...

DEFINITELY the right way to do it. It'll be interesting to look at the rings when you tear it down after the compression gets bad. WAAAAY back when I worked on developing aluminum block engines with...
Forum: Thumpers 02-05-2015, 10:53 AM
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Posted By Ed@Ford
Markk53: Yup...did the thermobob thing on my '09...

Markk53: Yup...did the thermobob thing on my '09 KLR, as it overheated all the time....did the 685, thermobob, and it's wonderful..my CRF...I don't think the fan has EVER come on
Forum: Thumpers 02-05-2015, 06:04 AM
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Posted By Ed@Ford
Michael K: It sounds like you have a handle on...

Michael K: It sounds like you have a handle on what your big bore CRF is doing. Can I assume that 305 kit is not just boring out the existing iron sleeve, but a new sleeve, and possibly boring the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-04-2015, 08:07 PM
Replies: 11,639
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Posted By Ed@Ford
But have you isolated whether the loss of...

But have you isolated whether the loss of compression is rings, valves, or a little of both? Do compression dry, and then with oil squirted in the cylinder. Oil will help seal the rings if they are...
Forum: Thumpers 02-04-2015, 07:47 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 101,019
Posted By Ed@Ford
Visit Big Dog's write up on going to Alaska here...

Visit Big Dog's write up on going to Alaska here http://bigdogadventures.com/1Alaska.htm don't know if he made it to Prudhoe
Forum: Thumpers 02-04-2015, 06:04 AM
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Posted By Ed@Ford
pre '97 XR250 wheels take smaller diameter axles...

pre '97 XR250 wheels take smaller diameter axles than XR400. The front XR250 wheel bearings can be replaced with the larger ID bearings....don't know about the rear wheel
Forum: Thumpers 02-03-2015, 07:46 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 12,718
Posted By Ed@Ford
Everyone: I hope you all appreciate this is ART...

Everyone: I hope you all appreciate this is ART in metal. I spent a LONG time, nearly 40 years ago working with a guy bending small 1/4" thin wall stainless tubing plumbing exhaust gas analysis...
Forum: Thumpers 02-02-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 11,639
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Posted By Ed@Ford
Lapchik (Kory): That subframe stiffener/luggage...

Lapchik (Kory): That subframe stiffener/luggage frame etc is SERIOUSLY stout...looks like 0.090 to 0.125 wall SS....amazing that little ebay bender bent the stuff. One hell of a lot of work, but...
Forum: Ride reports 02-01-2015, 06:08 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 40,613
Posted By Ed@Ford
BRONCIII: Thanks....fits pretty well with the 2...

BRONCIII: Thanks....fits pretty well with the 2 backcountry routes
Forum: Thumpers 02-01-2015, 04:00 PM
Replies: 8,433
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Posted By Ed@Ford
YUP! Trailering is OK as long as there's plenty...

YUP! Trailering is OK as long as there's plenty of riding at the destination. No need to be rude calling your XT a "trailer-queen". My CRF takes a 600 mile trailer ride from MI to VA...and gets many...
Forum: Thumpers 01-31-2015, 08:47 PM
Replies: 8,433
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Posted By Ed@Ford
HELL! My only whine is the pic is too small Damn...

HELL! My only whine is the pic is too small Damn clever setup.
Forum: Thumpers 01-28-2015, 06:41 PM
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Posted By Ed@Ford
Larry31...very nice

Larry31...very nice
Forum: Thumpers 01-28-2015, 09:51 AM
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Posted By Ed@Ford
I've seen such reinforcement additions to XR600's...

I've seen such reinforcement additions to XR600's used in Baja racing. Those sites probably still exist for good ideas. It was heliarc without a jig. I worked with a welder in the 60's and 70's,...
Forum: Thumpers 01-28-2015, 06:17 AM
Replies: 11,639
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Posted By Ed@Ford
TAURKON: My CRF seemed to take 2000 miles for the...

TAURKON: My CRF seemed to take 2000 miles for the engine to feel broken in. The front brake was awful for over 1000 miles, with repeated applications of brake cleaner and scuffing (sanding) the pads....
Forum: Thumpers 01-27-2015, 06:08 PM
Replies: 11,639
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Posted By Ed@Ford
HELP: Steven Hawking....please explain 13.5 tooth...

HELP: Steven Hawking....please explain 13.5 tooth sprocket physics in n-dimensional hyperspace
Forum: Thumpers 01-27-2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 11,639
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Posted By Ed@Ford
Found Green Chili stuff here: ...

Found Green Chili stuff here:
http://www.greenchileadv.com/ pretty clever stuff I think I can visualize using this with dirt bagz racks
Forum: Ride reports 01-27-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 326
Views: 40,613
Posted By Ed@Ford
Thanks....will check the BDR site and see how to...

Thanks....will check the BDR site and see how to stitch them together at convenient locations. Ride safe..enjoy the WR-R
Forum: Ride reports 01-27-2015, 10:46 AM
Replies: 326
Views: 40,613
Posted By Ed@Ford
Jules: Did you post any tracklogs for the two...

Jules: Did you post any tracklogs for the two BDR's? It sounds like a very nice loop starting there in Craig CO.
Forum: Thumpers 01-27-2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 11,639
Views: 2,227,161
Posted By Ed@Ford
I hear ya! A 13T C/S sprocket will help what...

I hear ya! A 13T C/S sprocket will help what you're describing...but at 69+, I avoid that log hoppin' stuff. The EJK helps too...but the settings it comes with are way too much fuel with unmodified...
Forum: Thumpers 01-27-2015, 10:09 AM
Replies: 8,957
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Posted By Ed@Ford
I have a copy...in paper...and as far as I know...

I have a copy...in paper...and as far as I know it was only done for 1996-97. Overall, it was written for the novice, and the suspension settings, carb tuning etc have long since been improved upon...
Forum: Thumpers 01-27-2015, 09:53 AM
Replies: 11,639
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Posted By Ed@Ford
BOBfab, and Wolftrax: The stage 1 mods,...

BOBfab, and Wolftrax: The stage 1 mods, especially the frikkin loud muffler, in retrospect, could have been better. The EJK tuning has been revisited by many because in my opinion it ended up being...
Forum: Thumpers 01-27-2015, 09:41 AM
Replies: 11,639
Views: 2,227,161
Posted By Ed@Ford
Jules083: The KLR big bore kits were massively...

Jules083: The KLR big bore kits were massively well done, and have evolved even beyond the 685 kit I installed on my KLR650 when it became an oil sucker. EVERYTHING was better after I installed it....
Forum: Thumpers 01-27-2015, 08:31 AM
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Posted By Ed@Ford
I still have my 1996 XR400R that I bought new...I...

I still have my 1996 XR400R that I bought new...I had a DRZ400S for about 2 years...loved the engine....hated the close ratio 5 speed....the WR250R is soooo superior to the DRZ, and is excellent on...
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