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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-19-2013, 08:52 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 20,715
Posted By racetwins
The Desmo motor in the RT is bevel gear driven...

The Desmo motor in the RT is bevel gear driven with no valve springs. Not many survived due to the demand for the motor in road bikes. This is only the second one I have ever seen. They say only 300...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-14-2013, 03:10 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 20,715
Posted By racetwins
1971 Ducati RT450 This had lights on it when I...

1971 Ducati RT450
This had lights on it when I got it. They need a little polish.

http://i349.photobucket.com/albums/q364/Racetwins/NX650/Ducati%20RT%20450/P1170779.jpg
Forum: Upcoming 07-23-2013, 12:28 PM
Replies: 1,202
Views: 97,837
Posted By racetwins
I have to Drop out

The last three have been great but a family funeral is changing my plans. Next year wherever it is I'm going.

Knock some bark off the trees for me.

Kevin
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2013, 03:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 495
Posted By racetwins
Desmo

Nice bike! The 450 Desmo is very collectable. How many of the R/T were made?
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-28-2012, 01:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,102
Posted By racetwins
That looks old enough to be a kick-starter...

That looks old enough to be a kick-starter chopper which makes it cool.
It could use a F Y F F F sticker somewhere.
Forum: Old's Cool 09-10-2012, 12:33 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 409
Posted By racetwins
Resurecting the Hawk, a soundtrack

Resurecting the Hawk, a soundtrack
My retired Hawk racer from the 90's. The motor is started after a 14 year rest.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqLGxa04zTQ

This is a Hawk soundtrack I put...
Forum: Regional forums 08-01-2012, 01:12 PM
Replies: 2,057
Views: 184,554
Posted By racetwins
Dont break down before I finish my 2nd cup of...

Dont break down before I finish my 2nd cup of coffee, I'll be leaving around that time, maybe 6:30am
A Goldwing would be a stretch for my little trailer.
Forum: Regional forums 07-31-2012, 09:51 PM
Replies: 2,057
Views: 184,554
Posted By racetwins
Now that is a Grill! It aint shiny but its...

Now that is a Grill!

It aint shiny but its worth $1000+
Forum: Regional forums 07-21-2012, 11:18 PM
Replies: 2,057
Views: 184,554
Posted By racetwins
Go John! That will be a fantastic grill! ...

Go John! That will be a fantastic grill!
Propane is for making coffee at 10k+ ft. Outdoor cooking for a high level of flavor is with charcoal only. Dont get me started on what is a Bar-B-Que and why...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-18-2012, 06:29 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,595
Posted By racetwins
I paid paypal last week so one more CO Rider is...

I paid paypal last week so one more CO Rider is IN.
Forum: Regional forums 07-17-2012, 10:28 AM
Replies: 814
Views: 98,406
Posted By racetwins
If you have a Colorado plate you are good to go. ...

If you have a Colorado plate you are good to go.
If you have out-of-state plates you need the sticker.
If you are faster than a ranger then........
Forum: Regional forums 07-13-2012, 09:35 AM
Replies: 2,057
Views: 184,554
Posted By racetwins
Paid and In. It sounds like a lot of the...

Paid and In.

It sounds like a lot of the usual suspects will be there.
Maybe we will get in some mud rides like the first RMAR.
Remember "Easy-peasy......Nice and Easy" :rofl
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-11-2012, 03:02 PM
Replies: 2,899
Views: 154,398
Posted By racetwins
I'll be there a little early for refreshments.

I'll be there a little early for refreshments.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-10-2012, 12:24 PM
Replies: 2,899
Views: 154,398
Posted By racetwins
Helping the little guys

OK, your assumption that Oklahoma has a limited number of true Italian resturants is correct and they dont even have many good beers in the state. Denver is where I learned about good beer and...
Forum: Racing 01-30-2012, 08:34 AM
Replies: 5,265
Views: 697,390
Posted By racetwins
Often, the most exciting parts of a story are...

Often, the most exciting parts of a story are told with sentences that start with "and". This was the case with your recount of events. You did a great job of condensing over 400 hours of...
Forum: Beasts 01-25-2012, 09:07 AM
Replies: 2,697
Views: 513,763
Posted By racetwins
+1 The Doubletake mirror is virtualy unbreakable...

+1 The Doubletake mirror is virtualy unbreakable and saves the mounting point from breaking off.
They are adjustable like no other mirror I know of and fold completely out of harms way.
Forum: Beasts 01-23-2012, 06:24 PM
Replies: 20,896
Views: 3,632,597
Posted By racetwins
I rode the standard 800 and it was better than I...

I rode the standard 800 and it was better than I thought it would be. To be fair the temp that day was cool enough to keep the suspension fluids on the thick side. Speed bumps and RR tracks were the...
Forum: Beasts 01-22-2012, 09:06 PM
Replies: 20,896
Views: 3,632,597
Posted By racetwins
Talk about riding the 800's please

I rode one and they are everything they should be and next on my buy list. Has anyone found a shortcoming that really needs improvement? Is a little more suspension compliance the only issue offroad?...
Forum: Racing 01-13-2012, 12:30 PM
Replies: 750
Views: 157,940
Posted By racetwins
Pikes Peak Hillclimb is exactly the same way....

Pikes Peak Hillclimb is exactly the same way. Just watch Monster Tajima's GoPro run this past year on FaceTube.
Forum: Racing 01-09-2012, 02:35 PM
Replies: 5,265
Views: 697,390
Posted By racetwins
Way to go Ned! :clap Steady is key. 6 more to...

Way to go Ned! :clap
Steady is key. 6 more to go. Keep perspective.
Forum: Racing 01-06-2012, 06:14 AM
Replies: 5,265
Views: 697,390
Posted By racetwins
I knew they were serious when the sports...

I knew they were serious when the sports announcer asked me how to pronounce his last name. They wanted video for the piece but it was hard to find some of Ned they could use from the race. I bet...
Forum: Racing 01-05-2012, 10:52 PM
Replies: 5,265
Views: 697,390
Posted By racetwins
The TV spot of Ned

This was on the local sports, they are off on some stats but Ned is shown racing in Dakar.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_JVRcxkT5Ls&feature=youtu.be

I amazed that a story on Dakar made the...
Forum: Racing 01-05-2012, 10:02 PM
Replies: 5,265
Views: 697,390
Posted By racetwins
Ned was shown on KKTV in Co. Springs

I sent Ned's story to the local sports director and it made the 10:00 sports on channel 11. It was only a few pictures and a mention that he was the leading American in the bikes. It's on the DVR, I...
Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2011, 10:22 PM
Replies: 3,807
Views: 880,894
Posted By racetwins
I always thought it was Dual-Purpose

Hope you get it sorted and thanks for posting the article. I've had mine for 12 years and never read a review.
Sometimes I put the supermoto wheels on for a little fun but mostly ride offroad with...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-10-2011, 01:14 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 20,362
Posted By racetwins
It is hard to believe a 950 fit on that trail. ...

It is hard to believe a 950 fit on that trail.
If I would have had a GoPro of you knocking the side off of that mountain it would have been epic. The rescue would have been good on film too. I cant...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-10-2011, 11:18 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 20,362
Posted By racetwins
Rainbow Trail

Does any one have more pictures or video from the section of the Rainbow trail we rode> It was a fantastic ride through the tight rocks and trees but I did not get any pictures.:muutt

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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-27-2010, 04:23 PM
Replies: 1,117
Views: 113,273
Posted By racetwins
MVUM map

For us analog GPS types.
I did not see this posted. If it was ....sorry.

http://staythetrail.org/maps/photomap.php?trail_id=86&sort=0&view=0&nonav=0&expand=0
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-26-2010, 03:23 PM
Replies: 1,117
Views: 113,273
Posted By racetwins
Camp Shovel

Guess I don't need to pack the camp shovel then.
Then again.........
Forum: Face plant 08-10-2009, 12:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,199
Posted By racetwins
Post-Op Update

Between the pain-block and the ice therapy it has not been too bad considering.

This is the new ACL built from Hamstring tendon folded 4-times....
Forum: Face plant 07-24-2009, 10:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,199
Posted By racetwins
Update

The Doctors call it a "Complete ACL Rupture" with Tib/Femur contusions. The cartlidge and MCL are OK.

Surgery on July 31st.

With P/T and using the GameReady Cryo/Compression machine I should...
Forum: Face plant 07-15-2009, 07:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,199
Posted By racetwins
Not the way to do it!

Climbing up a hill of mostly Shale is something I suck at. It is very slick almost like marbles......I'll stick to dirt hill-climbs in the furture.
As far as the quote below, it looks like I am...
Forum: Thumpers 10-15-2008, 12:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,969
Posted By racetwins
If you ride tighter corners (the ones marked...

If you ride tighter corners (the ones marked 25~35mph) it only depends on tires. Sticky tires win everytime. If you have stock (T/wings or Kenda's) you are in trouble. A lighter bike(Thumper)can...
Forum: Thumpers 09-19-2008, 12:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,861
Posted By racetwins
My two cents, The KLR is the safest choice...

My two cents,

The KLR is the safest choice you can make and the easiest way to go.
Everything in the world is available for it. Everyone I know has one and they just keep bolting more stuff on...
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2008, 11:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,650
Posted By racetwins
It's all Perspective. Bike was downhill, I was...

It's all Perspective. Bike was downhill, I was uphill and the cameraman further uphill. I'm only 6" 2" and the NX has a 33" seat height.

At that angle it was pretty easy to step-on to the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2008, 11:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,650
Posted By racetwins
This bike has a few pictures posted and they all...

This bike has a few pictures posted and they all show the right side.
Based on the wheels it appears to have a VFR swingarm and wheels.
It would be interesting to see the shock and linkage.
...
Forum: Thumpers 08-29-2008, 02:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,650
Posted By racetwins
The seat cover was from a place in the US but I...

The seat cover was from a place in the US but I will have to look them up.
I thought the seat was shot but the new cover made a huge difference.

I was convinced I had the only Sumo NX in the US...
Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2008, 09:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,557
Posted By racetwins
Both bikes are getting rare in the US. If you...

Both bikes are getting rare in the US.
If you find either with low miles you will not go wrong.
I was looking for a TA when I found the NX with 1.4k ten years ago.
No issues, starts everytime. I...
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2008, 10:40 PM
Replies: 3,807
Views: 880,894
Posted By racetwins
You would like it. In medium corners it...

You would like it.

In medium corners it feels just like a true sports-bike and really tight corners even better.

The front rim is a stock rear rim +$70 spokes from Buchanan.
The rear is a...
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2008, 04:02 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 15,650
Posted By racetwins
The late 70's early 80's Yamaha TT500 is one of...

The late 70's early 80's Yamaha TT500 is one of the best wheelie bikes ever. It will balance at walking speeds all the way up to 40mph. You should easily do 100 yards on your first day in whatever...
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2008, 02:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,650
Posted By racetwins
SniperX, Very Nice :clap What kind of...

SniperX,

Very Nice :clap What kind of performance mods that are not evident in the picture....motor....suspension, etc...

Have you found your limit in the corners? My NX seems to lean forever.
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