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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 05:06 PM
Replies: 13,338
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Posted By markk53
Not sure I can do tomorrow, where and what time? ...

Not sure I can do tomorrow, where and what time? It would be around 45 minutes for me and I won't ride up due to gearing at the moment - not to mention boredom on the way. :twitch I'd rather drive...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 08:41 AM
Replies: 13,338
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Posted By markk53
Geez, if you don't know, living in the flat lands...

Geez, if you don't know, living in the flat lands - home of the cruiser, seems like it would be a waste to explain... just go to Quaker Steak and Lube on Wednesday night... :D


I dislike living...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 08:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 211
Posted By markk53
DRz400. Low maintenance, known performance...

DRz400. Low maintenance, known performance enhancements, possibly available used, reliable as a rock, low cost. That is hard to beat. My friend and I go out back road burning or dirt/gravel riding...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 04:59 AM
Replies: 12,623
Views: 2,820,040
Posted By markk53
You are thinking of the shifter star on the 09...

You are thinking of the shifter star on the 09 model (maybe others, I don't remember). Not an issue for yours.
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 04:55 AM
Replies: 13,338
Views: 2,621,472
Posted By markk53
I do that on street bikes too. Nothing uglier...

I do that on street bikes too. Nothing uglier than a big scuff on the seat or tail section or - worse yet - saddle bag lids.
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2015, 07:14 AM
Replies: 13,338
Views: 2,621,472
Posted By markk53
Looks like trails in Michigan with mountains like...

Looks like trails in Michigan with mountains like West Virgina... Not deep sugar sand though like Michigan can be.
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2015, 07:10 AM
Replies: 13,338
Views: 2,621,472
Posted By markk53
There shouldn't be any difference in general...

There shouldn't be any difference in general feel, the bend is the same since they're both patterned after the bend Ricky Carmichael preferred and ran. It's like the CR bend, should be the same in...
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2015, 07:04 AM
Replies: 4,107
Views: 660,467
Posted By markk53
Sounds like fun. Wish I was working that sort of...

Sounds like fun. Wish I was working that sort of stuff again. Teaching is enjoyable plus time off, but I really enjoyed the quality engineering in industry, because I was a trouble shooter, not just...
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 4,107
Views: 660,467
Posted By markk53
You're doing 3d printing with metal? The molds...

You're doing 3d printing with metal? The molds used for Acerbis and others would either be for roto molding (very likely for consistent thickness) or blow molding. I'm thinking the molds would...
Forum: Equipment 07-02-2015, 06:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,079
Posted By markk53
Top cases, or milk crates for KLRs, are kind of...

Top cases, or milk crates for KLRs, are kind of the norm for adventure riding, which can be longer distances.

Dual sporting where rides may be shorter in nature, make them kind of out of place...
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2015, 06:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 822
Posted By markk53
I thought it was lame when there are a bazillion...

I thought it was lame when there are a bazillion KTM and BMW threads for everything from serious to what air caps were the best (I know, an exaggeration, but still gets the idea across). Then...
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2015, 05:53 AM
Replies: 4,107
Views: 660,467
Posted By markk53
Learned something. Not sure if the C was...

Learned something.

Not sure if the C was offered or how long it was around in Australia, just know the KLX in whatever form was there for several years longer than in the US.

They were...
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 4,107
Views: 660,467
Posted By markk53
You might want to work up a connection with...

You might want to work up a connection with Australia somehow. The KLX showed up there into around 2002 or something. Longer than the US for sure. There may be more parts available there than in...
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2015, 05:58 PM
Replies: 4,107
Views: 660,467
Posted By markk53
The testing done in the media in 93 had the C...

The testing done in the media in 93 had the C model in green. I know the 94 was black and the 95 red, didn't know for sure on the 96 though.

The printing process is already there, except for the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 12,623
Views: 2,820,040
Posted By markk53
"There ya go!" Looks like someone else also did...

"There ya go!" Looks like someone else also did the search for the origin of "And Bob's your uncle". :*sip*


Bob, take the hint from that post. If we told you, where would the adventure be in...
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2015, 04:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 904
Posted By markk53
Some older Hondas ran roller chains, ie, the...

Some older Hondas ran roller chains, ie, the ATC/XR200 series, so the same kind of check as used on a drive chain makes sense. Not so much with the HyVo. They are typically measured over a specific...
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2015, 04:10 AM
Replies: 13,338
Views: 2,621,472
Posted By markk53
I figured you'd like that! No ya...

I figured you'd like that!




No ya don't...

I must be tough as nails, I'm 61 and don't have any of that stuff. Heck I still run the stock seats and low rise bars on my bikes! :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2015, 04:05 AM
Replies: 4,107
Views: 660,467
Posted By markk53
They're in the business to sell, not to stock for...

They're in the business to sell, not to stock for future unlikely sales. In other words, in the world of rotomolding, storing stuff and the failure rate makes it financially unwise to make small...
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2015, 04:02 AM
Replies: 12,623
Views: 2,820,040
Posted By markk53
The last couple posts had me looking up "Bob's...

The last couple posts had me looking up "Bob's your uncle"... :huh

Knew what it meant and main country of origin, but now I know the whole nine yards... :lol3
Forum: Equipment 06-30-2015, 06:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,192
Posted By markk53
Actually my point was more about just where a...

Actually my point was more about just where a dual sport tire is "worn out" versus where a street tire is worn out. Once they get to about 1/3 tread the center is so flat they're wonky when...
Forum: Equipment 06-30-2015, 06:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,144
Posted By markk53
Did you actually look inside and see just how big...

Did you actually look inside and see just how big those vents are? Seems about 90% of the helmets have vent holes near the size of a Daisy BB! What a joke!
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2015, 06:11 AM
Replies: 13,338
Views: 2,621,472
Posted By markk53
You obviously don't read posts about real...

You obviously don't read posts about real adventure bikes... :lol3

If it doesn't have an infinite supply of fuel and a Barc-a-lounger in place of the seat, not to mention the 14" screen...
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2015, 05:58 AM
Replies: 4,107
Views: 660,467
Posted By markk53
If you mean supermoto sliders, my KLX has hollow...

If you mean supermoto sliders, my KLX has hollow axles, what's the problem?

If nothing else, get some long bolts, tap the axles and bolt on the sliders.
Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 13,338
Views: 2,621,472
Posted By markk53
:eek1 I guess that's one way to learn to...

:eek1 I guess that's one way to learn to appreciate a 250 dual sport saddle! :D
Forum: Equipment 06-29-2015, 04:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,192
Posted By markk53
Road miles, sure. Not too sure I'd want to get...

Road miles, sure. Not too sure I'd want to get into much mud and loose crud with it on some trail. That's about where I end up tossing my Duros.

The cornering is a bit wonky as it rolls off...
Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2015, 04:26 AM
Replies: 13,338
Views: 2,621,472
Posted By markk53
You mean an awesome running, smooth, refined and...

You mean an awesome running, smooth, refined and powerful engine in a bike with too small a seat and fuel tank? :lol3


Just teasin'...
Forum: Equipment 06-28-2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,144
Posted By markk53
Have to ask, what do you think the helmet...

Have to ask, what do you think the helmet companies do when they put vents in their helmet? :huh

The old Shoei hemets from the 80s had big near 1/4" holes with those slide vents. Since the...
Forum: Equipment 06-27-2015, 06:01 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,148
Posted By markk53
A rented Tux! :D Sorry, just...

A rented Tux! :D






Sorry, just struck me when looking through the thread titles...:hide
Forum: Equipment 06-27-2015, 05:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 902
Posted By markk53
Don't know about the F150, but the Ranger step...

Don't know about the F150, but the Ranger step side has plastic rear fenders - no rust!
Forum: Equipment 06-27-2015, 05:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,144
Posted By markk53
I drilled and cut some as exhaust vents in the...

I drilled and cut some as exhaust vents in the back of my Marushin back around 88. I wasn't too worried about the holes in fiberglass. If I did them in polycarbonate I would lightly chamfer both...
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2015, 05:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 754
Posted By markk53
Selling Hondas in the 80s, never heard of that,...

Selling Hondas in the 80s, never heard of that, but then again the internet didn't exist, so it was word of mouth and magazines.

The earlier ones I never saw blown up in the shop, so I'm thinking...
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2015, 05:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 754
Posted By markk53
From what I read, the Yamaha TW200 makes a lot of...

From what I read, the Yamaha TW200 makes a lot of sense. It isn't a hard core off roader, but with the wider tires it would be a great all around bike for a hunter/fisher since you never quite know...
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2015, 05:34 AM
Replies: 12,623
Views: 2,820,040
Posted By markk53
They don't have to be in the tank, but that is...

They don't have to be in the tank, but that is the easiest way to have a pump tucked away on a motorcycle, plus they use the gasoline as a coolant for the pump motor. That is what makes it a bit of...
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 904
Posted By markk53
Wouldn't HRC use gear drive? :lol3 Just...

Wouldn't HRC use gear drive? :lol3

Just thinkin' of the RC30, RC45, RC51 and second gen VFRs...
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 12,623
Views: 2,820,040
Posted By markk53
In my opinion from a sales stand point, leaving...

In my opinion from a sales stand point, leaving the bike about like it is makes sense to me. If I got a beginner, fine sell the CRF, but if I have a rider who plans to grow with the bike it would...
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 13,338
Views: 2,621,472
Posted By markk53
Rode my MotoGuzzi 850-T Interceptor with a broken...

Rode my MotoGuzzi 850-T Interceptor with a broken clutch cable. Rode the TM125 with a clutch cable without using it.

With something as light as a 250 it is relatively easy to push off and tap...
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2015, 05:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 904
Posted By markk53
If your cam chain tensioner is working properly...

If your cam chain tensioner is working properly it should last pretty much the life of the engine. I've got 30,000 miles on the HyVo style chains in my Kawasaki KLX650 big bore. I see the XR650R...
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2015, 04:37 AM
Replies: 12,623
Views: 2,820,040
Posted By markk53
There is a bar graph in Hot Rod magazine this...

There is a bar graph in Hot Rod magazine this month. It shows the low years of the 70s. The peak in the early 70s was from the COPO version cars with upward of 500 hp, the production versions were...
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2015, 04:08 AM
Replies: 13,338
Views: 2,621,472
Posted By markk53
Block out the license plates and, if he's on it,...

Block out the license plates and, if he's on it, his face. You are posting what is viewable in public and not getting money. Post them.
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2015, 04:05 AM
Replies: 13,338
Views: 2,621,472
Posted By markk53
Ever check out Hot Rod Deluxe? It is kind of...

Ever check out Hot Rod Deluxe? It is kind of fun and a bit nostalgic looking at some of the pictures, remembering seeing them the first time around. Some of the old Funny Car and gasser shots that...
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