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Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2014, 04:55 PM
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Posted By kawagumby
What I don't get tho' is when someone pays over...

What I don't get tho' is when someone pays over 10 grand for a bike, why wouldn't the company have sorted out melted blinkers by now? Been happening for several years. That's what blows my mind...
Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2014, 12:06 PM
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Posted By kawagumby
All of my jap bikes are steel braided and covered...

All of my jap bikes are steel braided and covered with rubber - even my old KDX's are that way. Last year, I had a 1998 KDX 200 front brake line get snagged into the front spokes, I didn't know it...
Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2014, 11:11 AM
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Posted By kawagumby
I have two stainless steel hosed bikes, the 09...

I have two stainless steel hosed bikes, the 09 TE310 and the KTM built -'14 TE 250. They look trick but don't do anything any better than the std jap setups. If you keep the system bled, both designs...
Forum: Thumpers 08-23-2014, 01:08 PM
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Posted By kawagumby
Yeah, that class K is pretty interesting.... I ...

Yeah, that class K is pretty interesting.... I wouldn't want to buy one built that way though...:lol3
Forum: Thumpers 08-23-2014, 12:19 PM
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Posted By kawagumby
Then he doesn't know what he's talking about. The...

Then he doesn't know what he's talking about. The state sets the building standards and all jurisdictions are mandated to follow them (exceptions are places where it can be shown local situations may...
Forum: Thumpers 08-22-2014, 04:50 PM
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Posted By kawagumby
Everything about modern disk brake systems are...

Everything about modern disk brake systems are much better today than in the good old days...the seals, the alloys, and design.
Forum: Thumpers 08-22-2014, 04:38 PM
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Posted By kawagumby
I've rebuilt a lot of brake cylinders...the H20...

I've rebuilt a lot of brake cylinders...the H20 gets in past the seals as atmospheric moisture during operation when the system is not under pressure. Brake fluid is hygroscopic, meaning it absorbs...
Forum: Thumpers 08-22-2014, 10:29 AM
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Posted By kawagumby
I've never had component damage, but, what I've...

I've never had component damage, but, what I've noticed is the older moisture-laden fluid boils a lot sooner and you lose braking in heavy braking situations. I have to keep the rear brake fluid...
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2014, 03:15 PM
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Posted By kawagumby
I let my fat cousin ride my 66 Ossa up a steep...

I let my fat cousin ride my 66 Ossa up a steep hill. That ended that piston in short order. I almost didn't buy that bike because it had this new-fangled ignition without points and a condensor. I...
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2014, 12:28 PM
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Posted By kawagumby
mebbe it's time we poked some fun at you...the...

mebbe it's time we poked some fun at you...the WRR is very good on pavement - 5th and 6th are overdriven and the engine is smooth at high rpms. Do you really think all of us are BS'n you? :lol3 It...
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2014, 12:05 PM
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Posted By kawagumby
And.... smoother than my 08 KLR and 05 DRZ400...

And.... smoother than my 08 KLR and 05 DRZ400 too. Much smoother as a matter of fact. The WRR is a joy on the highway, no buzz, good ergos.
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2014, 09:43 AM
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Posted By kawagumby
I'm sorry, but I consider that kind of riding to...

I'm sorry, but I consider that kind of riding to be akin to bike sexual abuse. Imagine if we treated our women that way... absolutely unacceptable in a civilized society.:deal
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2014, 09:37 AM
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Posted By kawagumby
I didn't say you couldn't do it, I said it would...

I didn't say you couldn't do it, I said it would SUCK! :lol3

If I wanted to plow stuff, I'd be farming somewhere....
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2014, 07:30 AM
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Posted By kawagumby
A WRR would suck in that stuff. Not enough umph...

A WRR would suck in that stuff. Not enough umph to float the front...
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2014, 10:14 PM
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Posted By kawagumby
[QUOTE=Huskyfatman;24885263]Kawigumby: "My WRR...

[QUOTE=Huskyfatman;24885263]Kawigumby:
"My WRR is pretty good for a DS, after I redid the suspension, KDX's rule though!"

QUOTE]

That would be Kawagumby.

Oh, and the rear tire on the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2014, 07:37 PM
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Posted By kawagumby
I use the EVS knee/shin guards, they're cheap...

I use the EVS knee/shin guards, they're cheap (about $20) and protect the knee and shin very well (assuming you are using good boots too).
I ride a lot, a couple times a week, so I wear out the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2014, 04:46 PM
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Posted By kawagumby
That setup would cook me on the hot, dry trails I...

That setup would cook me on the hot, dry trails I ride. I tend to sweat a lot anyway, so cooling is critical. I modify my gear for more airflow with as many holes as I can drill without weakening the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2014, 03:00 PM
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Posted By kawagumby
That's what I do. The more technical the single...

That's what I do. The more technical the single track, the better. :clap When you do have the inevitable get-off, it's usually just a matter of bending a few things back in place (on the bike that...
Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2014, 10:47 AM
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Posted By kawagumby
Me too. I started using a leatt neck brace about...

Me too. I started using a leatt neck brace about 2 years ago after I injured my neck hitting a small unseen g-out while looking sideways. The fact that as you get older, parts of the body aren't as...
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2014, 09:23 AM
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Posted By kawagumby
Holy crap. I had some heart issues and...

Holy crap.

I had some heart issues and couldn't ride for many months, bummer. But time goes by quickly...
Heal well -take your time
Forum: Thumpers 08-16-2014, 11:22 AM
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Posted By kawagumby
Wives come and go, but a good bike for every...

Wives come and go, but a good bike for every occasion is pure gold.

you can always get another wife when you're too old to ride anymore.:lol3
Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2014, 01:15 PM
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Posted By kawagumby
I put WR450 forks on mine and had GoRace do the...

I put WR450 forks on mine and had GoRace do the shock. With that setup you can start to get loose on the bike to some extent. (I sold my stock front end for more than the WR450 front end cost me)....
Forum: Thumpers 08-13-2014, 02:49 PM
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Posted By kawagumby
Huskyfatman said: "Is that Jagerberry?...

Huskyfatman said:

"Is that Jagerberry? Maybe he was fly fishing and didn't want to haul the tackle all the way down there? Maybe he's chumming for trout with magic kitten dust?:evil"

LOL,...
Forum: Thumpers 08-13-2014, 02:36 PM
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Posted By kawagumby
Look on craigslist and you find all kinds of...

Look on craigslist and you find all kinds of bikes with very low hours for cheap. That's part of the issue too, so many guys bought bikes when they thought they were rich, didn't end up riding...
Forum: Thumpers 08-13-2014, 10:41 AM
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Posted By kawagumby
That Murphy was one smart guy!

That Murphy was one smart guy!
Forum: Thumpers 08-13-2014, 10:40 AM
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Posted By kawagumby
I recognize that spot, that's the Thousand Trails...

I recognize that spot, that's the Thousand Trails campground up the road from my place. :wink:
Forum: Thumpers 08-13-2014, 10:34 AM
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Posted By kawagumby
I keep a spare pump in my fanny pack on longer...

I keep a spare pump in my fanny pack on longer trips. I had to add one allen wrench to the little tool kit that comes with the bike to be able to switch it out on the trail. Chances are it will...
Forum: Thumpers 08-13-2014, 10:02 AM
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Posted By kawagumby
Wow, what a great illustration of the versatility...

Wow, what a great illustration of the versatility of the mighty WRR. That true 50-50 capability is why I plan to keep mine for a very long time.:clap
Forum: Thumpers 08-12-2014, 12:39 PM
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Posted By kawagumby
Then again, maybe he used the bike in a lot of...

Then again, maybe he used the bike in a lot of mud, that'll pack around the counter-shaft sprocket and wear seals out fast, and will also get in under the fork dust seals and wear the forks seals...
Forum: Thumpers 08-12-2014, 12:23 PM
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Posted By kawagumby
I'm a big fan of the KX250 engines. I used to...

I'm a big fan of the KX250 engines. I used to race CC on those bikes. And you're right... back then we didn't have access to the suspension info we have now... even getting the right spring rates...
Forum: Thumpers 08-12-2014, 12:12 PM
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Posted By kawagumby
Krabill, if that 300 had only 40 or so hours on...

Krabill, if that 300 had only 40 or so hours on it, the CS seal should not be leaking. If it leaked after a run on an MX track (assuming you were encountering some jumps) you might want to check the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-12-2014, 08:41 AM
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Posted By kawagumby
since nobody has talked about kdx's I'll chime in...

since nobody has talked about kdx's I'll chime in here.

I buy used ones with low hours and modify them.

For example, a KDX200 built in 1998 I just sold after three seasons of hard riding.
...
Forum: Thumpers 08-09-2014, 01:08 PM
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Posted By kawagumby
Suspension AND weight...the essence of survival...

Suspension AND weight...the essence of survival for old guys. Engine...eh....I can make anything go fast....if it's not too heavy and has a good suspension. If it doesn't have a good suspension, I...
Forum: Thumpers 08-07-2014, 10:24 AM
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Posted By kawagumby
Yes, I'm at a point where I have a different bike...

Yes, I'm at a point where I have a different bike for nearly every occasion. I've learned to buy used bikes with low time and go from there to keep the costs down.
The WRR is still the most...
Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 217
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Posted By kawagumby
The axle difference between the X and R was...

The axle difference between the X and R was something told to me by an Aussie, LOL, not from my own experience. Maybe their setup is different? Or maybe it was just bad info...

Enjoyed seeing...
Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2014, 04:42 PM
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Posted By kawagumby
Kinda like a Husky TE310. I had an 08 WR250F...

Kinda like a Husky TE310. I had an 08 WR250F (the year they went to aluminum frame) and now own an 09 Husky TE310. The Husky feels very similar to the WR engine (YZ cammed and modded exhaust)...
Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2014, 09:23 AM
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Posted By kawagumby
Not only that, the fun factor is more the rider...

Not only that, the fun factor is more the rider than the bike. You choose what trails, what challenges, and so on. Further, it is fun to modify bikes and get the full potential beyond the basic...
Forum: Thumpers 08-03-2014, 07:50 PM
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Posted By kawagumby
The Sierra Club (which I don't support) isn't the...

The Sierra Club (which I don't support) isn't the issue. It is the expansion of development into remote areas and the ever increasing number of riders that stress the trails - at least that is the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-03-2014, 03:38 PM
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Posted By kawagumby
I only use high quality vegetable oil. :evil

I only use high quality vegetable oil. :evil
Forum: Thumpers 08-03-2014, 11:36 AM
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Posted By kawagumby
I'm a greenpeace member. What is a...

I'm a greenpeace member.

What is a "prescribed way" to use the forest? LOL...

What people need to beware of is the real enemy of off-roading and that is ordinary ignorant people, human...
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