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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 06:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 398
Posted By Auto-X Fil
On my CRF250L, my chain was shedding rollers and...

On my CRF250L, my chain was shedding rollers and I was on my third front sprocket by 8,000km. It's all in the use. Some dirt is far more abrasive than other.
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 08:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 423
Posted By Auto-X Fil
How are the chain and sprockets? The tires? Tubes...

How are the chain and sprockets? The tires? Tubes and valve stems? Are the rim strips intact? Are there any loose spokes?

Inspect and lube (and replace if needed) the linkage, shock, head, and...
Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 348
Posted By Auto-X Fil
I just overhauled two bikes with All Balls kits....

I just overhauled two bikes with All Balls kits. Everything was high-quality. I'll use them the next time as well.
Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2015, 03:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,174
Posted By Auto-X Fil
Mostly off-road? Don't even think about the...

Mostly off-road? Don't even think about the Honda. WRR is my choice, but the EFI KLX would be a good one too.

Can you get a plated dirt bike? A CRF250X?
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2015, 07:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 660
Posted By Auto-X Fil
This. Move the foot back after each time you...

This. Move the foot back after each time you shift or brake.
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 11,643
Views: 2,228,724
Posted By Auto-X Fil
40 is the low end of my comfy riding weather, and...

40 is the low end of my comfy riding weather, and that's with no heated gear.

It was 5 degrees out and I was riding my 2-stroke around on the ice recently. Fired right up and had a blast. I...
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,337
Posted By Auto-X Fil
A WR450F is a LOT more bike than a DRZ. Better...

A WR450F is a LOT more bike than a DRZ. Better suspension, power, and weight, all by a pretty huge margin. If he can handle the power, and you can find a plated one, forget that DRZ nonsense.
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2015, 05:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,343
Posted By Auto-X Fil
I was looking for somerhing similar. I considered...

I was looking for somerhing similar. I considered the 450x, the 690, and decided on the 610/630. It sounds perfect for your use as well.

Then I bought a WRR. Also nice, if you don't need much...
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2015, 07:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 692
Posted By Auto-X Fil
Awesome. My friend's dad had an S2B, and we had...

Awesome. My friend's dad had an S2B, and we had good times in that.
Forum: Thumpers 01-15-2015, 06:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,201
Posted By Auto-X Fil
KTM 200 vs TW200

I'm looking for a 200cc bike. There's a KTM 200 XC, and a TW200 near me. Which one?
Forum: Thumpers 01-12-2015, 07:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 797
Posted By Auto-X Fil
You'll have to use the rear brake now. That's the...

You'll have to use the rear brake now. That's the biggest thing for me.
Forum: Thumpers 01-08-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 913
Posted By Auto-X Fil
I suggest going back to "colleage" with that...

I suggest going back to "colleage" with that money.
Forum: Thumpers 01-07-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 11,643
Views: 2,228,724
Posted By Auto-X Fil
Pirelli XCMS, for mucky conditions.

Pirelli XCMS, for mucky conditions.
Forum: Thumpers 01-06-2015, 10:42 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,350
Posted By Auto-X Fil
Buy a bike that's already converted. Even if you...

Buy a bike that's already converted. Even if you have to do a fly-and-ride or get it shipped from Toronto or something. It'll be WAY cheaper, and you'll be able to sell it for roughly what you paid...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-06-2015, 06:43 AM
Replies: 313
Views: 41,119
Posted By Auto-X Fil
You're confusing "charity" with "business". Set...

You're confusing "charity" with "business". Set up a Kickstarter campaign and offer a full DVD for $10-20 donations. You offer a service: sweet vids. We pay for it. Bam.
Forum: Thumpers 01-06-2015, 06:23 AM
Replies: 14,774
Views: 815,466
Posted By Auto-X Fil
I am not nearly a good enough rider to handle a...

I am not nearly a good enough rider to handle a 690 in the gnar, and not responsible enough (or is it too responsible?) to enjoy one on the street. WR250R is the perfect bike for talentless n00bs or...
Forum: Thumpers 01-05-2015, 07:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,372
Posted By Auto-X Fil
Ah, the YZF is a whole different animal. Way less...

Ah, the YZF is a whole different animal. Way less power, obviously, and a little more weight. Still a good bike, and the suspension tuning applies. Ignore the stuff about the throttle cam and timing,...
Forum: Thumpers 01-05-2015, 07:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,120
Posted By Auto-X Fil
I did some riding with the G2 throttle cam. It's...

I did some riding with the G2 throttle cam. It's awesome. As the weather had gotten a lot colder, I needed to tweak my air screw before the bike had good throttle response. Once I did that, the bike...
Forum: Thumpers 01-05-2015, 06:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,372
Posted By Auto-X Fil
That's because it's a motocross bike. ADVrider...

That's because it's a motocross bike. ADVrider tends to the dual-sport side of things.

You can certainly convert a YZ to work well as a woods bike. Here's mine:
...
Forum: Thumpers 01-05-2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 14,774
Views: 815,466
Posted By Auto-X Fil
Piston speeds: WRR stroke - 53.6mm at 10k...

Piston speeds:

WRR stroke - 53.6mm at 10k rpm 17.9m/s
690 stroke - 84.5 at 6,500 rpm 18.3m/s
500 stroke - 72 at 7,500rpm 18.0 m/s

This probably means nothing, so I thougt it would be fitting...
Forum: Thumpers 01-04-2015, 07:35 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 39,358
Posted By Auto-X Fil
Just the standard kind. As I said, I've...

Just the standard kind.

As I said, I've never seen anything like that. It looks like a decent OEM response to the fact that most people never maintain their bikes. The link I took apart was in...
Forum: Thumpers 01-04-2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 39,358
Posted By Auto-X Fil
Are you positive there's a rubber liner...

Are you positive there's a rubber liner surrounding the bearings? I took apart a pivot link this week and picked that stuff out, but it just looked like dried-up old grease to me. I've never need a...
Forum: Thumpers 01-03-2015, 06:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,036
Posted By Auto-X Fil
CRF250L is perfect for that use. It can be...

CRF250L is perfect for that use. It can be lowered cheaply. Note that it's a much slimmer bike than the BMW, so it's just as easy to touch the ground since your legs are straighter. It's also way...
Forum: Thumpers 01-03-2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 979
Posted By Auto-X Fil
Road type and rider habits can make a huge...

Road type and rider habits can make a huge difference in tire life. I suspect 1,000 to 2,000 miles (1600-3200km) on an MT21 rear.
Forum: Thumpers 01-03-2015, 08:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,120
Posted By Auto-X Fil
Well, I just got a nice hour-long ride in. It's...

Well, I just got a nice hour-long ride in. It's still way too much bike for my novice skills, but it has no evil habits for woods riding anymore. The new suspension valving works very well - it feels...
Forum: Thumpers 01-03-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 979
Posted By Auto-X Fil
MT21 offer pretty fantastic on road and dirt. The...

MT21 offer pretty fantastic on road and dirt. The only downside is that they wear quickly.

The 244 is a significant step down in performance from the MT21, on all surfaces. However, it's very...
Forum: Thumpers 01-02-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,120
Posted By Auto-X Fil
This bike was a bit neglected, and I needed to...

This bike was a bit neglected, and I needed to tear into the linkage, as all the bearings were shot. Removing the pivot link bolt that goes through the swingarm was awful - it was completely rusted...
Forum: Thumpers 01-02-2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,120
Posted By Auto-X Fil
It's suspension time! ...

It's suspension time!

http://ptmaynard.com/crf/IMG_2003.JPG

I used this how-to when I re-did the shock. It had been recently rebuilt, but with a faulty seal-head from Pivot Works. The dust-seal...
Forum: Thumpers 01-02-2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,120
Posted By Auto-X Fil
YZ250 Woods Build

I am currently setting up a 2000 YZ250 for woods use. Since these are pretty popular trail bikes these days, I thought I’d put together a build thread with my findings, to help others with their...
Forum: Thumpers 01-02-2015, 01:13 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,747
Posted By Auto-X Fil
Eventually the bearings will go. The more water...

Eventually the bearings will go. The more water you ride in, the sooner it will happen. I'd at least give it a solid go, but he careful not to ruin the bolt. Get really aggressive with the torch,...
Forum: Thumpers 12-31-2014, 11:37 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,875
Posted By Auto-X Fil
BMW 650GS, Versys, or Honda CRF250L.

BMW 650GS, Versys, or Honda CRF250L.
Forum: Thumpers 12-31-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,372
Posted By Auto-X Fil
It took me a bit, but I'm with you now. The...

It took me a bit, but I'm with you now.

The stock float is huge, the stack is pretty soft, and the backer is close. So, it'll flow big at first (as you said, a check valve), and then add a little...
Forum: Thumpers 12-31-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,372
Posted By Auto-X Fil
Thanks a lot! I'll put it back together...

Thanks a lot! I'll put it back together as-listed.

Any thoughts on the forks? It was suggested to leave the mid and rebound alone, and try something like this on the base:


Base...
Forum: Thumpers 12-30-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,372
Posted By Auto-X Fil
Here's my fork stacks, and a first swing at...

Here's my fork stacks, and a first swing at valving.

The idea is to greatly soften the low-speed compression. Given the big float on the stock midvalve, most of the low-speed probably comes from...
Forum: Thumpers 12-30-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,747
Posted By Auto-X Fil
I was just there with a linkage bolt on a YZ250....

I was just there with a linkage bolt on a YZ250. Hammer, torch, spray, repeat. Feels good when it finally pops free, huh?
Forum: Thumpers 12-30-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,372
Posted By Auto-X Fil
Here's what I'll put back in the shock this week:...

Here's what I'll put back in the shock this week:

Compression Float: Clamped
Dia Thick Note
40 0.15
40 0.2 x3
34 0.1 xover
40 0.2 x5
30 0.1 xover
40 0.2 x1
Forum: Thumpers 12-30-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,372
Posted By Auto-X Fil
Awesome, thanks for the feedback. I'll shift...

Awesome, thanks for the feedback. I'll shift things around and give it a whirl. I was stiffening the rebound stack to prevent getting kicked in the ass over logs and up ledges, but you're right,...
Forum: Thumpers 12-29-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 14,774
Views: 815,466
Posted By Auto-X Fil
Everyone here bashing the WRR should go ride a...

Everyone here bashing the WRR should go ride a CRF250L, so they have something to complain about.
Forum: Thumpers 12-29-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 475
Posted By Auto-X Fil
The problem I've seen before is when a ring...

The problem I've seen before is when a ring terminal is connected, but the nut isn't tight. The ring terminal touches the post, so it'll read low resistance. It's going to read a little higher on a...
Forum: Thumpers 12-29-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,372
Posted By Auto-X Fil
Stock springs: 0.43 front, 4.8 rear. Race...

Stock springs: 0.43 front, 4.8 rear.

Race Tech's calculator says I should go to 0.41 and 5.0, but that's close enough that I don't want to spend time/money on it. I'll probably run low preload...
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