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Forum: The Garage 07-17-2012, 12:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,853
Posted By KevXR
Prep work is key to a good final finish. I...

Prep work is key to a good final finish.
I hired someone to paint my house. He was good and did a good,job. Money well spent.

Only use power tools if you are doing a lot of painting. Power...
Forum: The Garage 07-17-2012, 12:12 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,085
Posted By KevXR
Are you taking advantage of the raised center...

Are you taking advantage of the raised center section of the rim? After you get half the tire on make sure the bead drops into the center well. This gives more slack in the bead. I usually start...
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2012, 12:38 PM
Replies: 658
Views: 109,834
Posted By KevXR
Sadly those in california don't have the EXC vs...

Sadly those in california don't have the EXC vs XCW choice for a plate bike.
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2012, 08:18 AM
Replies: 717
Views: 165,189
Posted By KevXR
I use to think the American Honda marketing...

I use to think the American Honda marketing department was packed full of idiots that don't get it. But after talking to a Honda dealer, it seems that the American riders are the ones that don't get...
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2012, 07:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,834
Posted By KevXR
The Vintage section of ThumperTalk.com has...

The Vintage section of ThumperTalk.com has descriptions of how to run without a battery on a SL100 and SL125. I had a SL100 and I can tell you that without the battery fully charged, it would not...
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2012, 07:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,537
Posted By KevXR
That is going to confuse newbie buyers. The...

That is going to confuse newbie buyers. The 230L is $500 more than the 250Lard. Not to mention the 250Lard is 3" taller. Wow, 320lbs wet! 26 lbs more and you get a 650.
...
Forum: Thumpers 05-28-2012, 08:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,650
Posted By KevXR
A friend of mine got tired or riding on the back...

A friend of mine got tired or riding on the back of her boyfriend's Harley, so she passed the MSF course. She was all set to buy a Harley when I convinced her that she could total a used Honda for...
Forum: Thumpers 05-28-2012, 08:01 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,182
Posted By KevXR
I love that photo of the translucent tank! :rofl...

I love that photo of the translucent tank! :rofl

I have never spent enough to buy a bike with a fuel gauge. I'm sure some Harleys, BMWs and others have them.

Fill the tank, set the ODO to 0....
Forum: Thumpers 05-28-2012, 10:58 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 35,442
Posted By KevXR
I like my XR400R thumper because I don't expect...

I like my XR400R thumper because I don't expect it to do everything.

I have 3 main bikes:
Freeway bike - CB750
Street / Dual-sport bike - XR400R
Dirt bike - KTM 200SX

I found out the hard...
Forum: Thumpers 05-28-2012, 09:32 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 35,442
Posted By KevXR
I'd like to see photos of the Euro spec XR650r. ...

I'd like to see photos of the Euro spec XR650r.

Probably a repost around here,but this is a nice tribute to adventure riding on a KLR 650.
Funny song about wearing out the bike. How they all...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-02-2012, 10:02 AM
Replies: 2,521
Views: 1,211,285
Posted By KevXR
Two good sayings. "Fear is temporary, regret is...

Two good sayings.
"Fear is temporary, regret is forever"
"Fear has a purpose, cowardice has none."

This FT500 Ascot was for sale locally. I had 8 motorcycles at the time and couldn't justify...
Forum: Trials 11-13-2011, 09:07 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,176
Posted By KevXR
Everything old is "new" again. My club is...

Everything old is "new" again.

My club is full of KTM's with Dunlop trials tires on the back.

The Sherco looks more interesting. The two things I would want are a low seat height and light...
Forum: Trials 11-13-2011, 09:00 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,725
Posted By KevXR
A few years ago, I was shopping for a budget...

A few years ago, I was shopping for a budget first trials bike. You'll find there were big break through years or eras. Adding disc brakes, going to much lighter frames. I was told that while...
Forum: Trials 11-08-2011, 11:37 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 51,643
Posted By KevXR
http://www.ossamotor.es/ES/models.php?idMoto=337 ...

http://www.ossamotor.es/ES/models.php?idMoto=337

I see the Canondale engineers finally found a new place to work.

That is one weird looking bike. I hope it is crazy good to ride.
Forum: The Garage 11-06-2011, 10:58 AM
Replies: 336
Views: 156,375
Posted By KevXR
This has been an interesting thread. I have two...

This has been an interesting thread. I have two cylinder heads soaking now.

Next time, I will try putting the parts in a plastic freezer bag, so I have to use less Pinsol, then put the whole...
Forum: Trials 10-30-2011, 12:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 14,130
Posted By KevXR
If you want to research batteries, check out the...

If you want to research batteries, check out the "electric motor bicycle" forums. There are a lot of riders adding electric motors to bicycles. More people = more research being done.

I did a...
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