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Forum: Americas 06-03-2015, 09:46 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,898
Posted By Old_Crow
I'm also hoping that someone is willing to upload...

I'm also hoping that someone is willing to upload or email the western tat tracks from the old route that Sam no longer offers. I have the current route but not the old one.
Forum: Trip Planning 05-25-2015, 06:54 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 62,980
Posted By Old_Crow
Power line roads and abandoned reclaimed strip...

Power line roads and abandoned reclaimed strip mines should work well in PA coal country. If there's evidence of irresponsible drinking (bags full of empty beer cans by a lean-to) than you're...
Forum: Trip Planning 05-17-2015, 05:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,676
Posted By Old_Crow
Thanks dominato - I've been wondering the same...

Thanks dominato - I've been wondering the same thing. I'm pretty good with computers (I build them for fun) and I'm having a hell of a time getting basecamp to behave and play nice. I'm glad to see...
Forum: Thumpers 05-10-2015, 04:10 PM
Replies: 49,924
Views: 10,610,616
Posted By Old_Crow
When I had the stock exhaust I used a heat wrap...

When I had the stock exhaust I used a heat wrap tape to reduce heat at the header. Later when I got the fmf exhaust (q4 with powerbomb header) the heat coming off the right side became about equal to...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-24-2015, 08:16 PM
Replies: 410
Views: 33,510
Posted By Old_Crow
Sounds awesome. Can't make it due to Vegas, work,...

Sounds awesome. Can't make it due to Vegas, work, and a wedding but will keep an eye out for future events.
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2015, 08:00 PM
Replies: 49,924
Views: 10,610,616
Posted By Old_Crow
I have a question about balancing the load on a...

I have a question about balancing the load on a WRR - doesn't it make sense to load the left side of the bike heavier than the right side to compensate for the weight of the exhaust (i.e. is the bike...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 01-21-2015, 05:01 AM
Replies: 323
Views: 92,493
Posted By Old_Crow
Nate - I'm appreciating the details so far,...

Nate - I'm appreciating the details so far, especially the mileage info from the first couple days. I've got a question about your gear. It looks like you were packing your camp pad outside of your...
Forum: Thumpers 12-30-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 49,924
Views: 10,610,616
Posted By Old_Crow
I'm about ready to trade the new seat for a new...

I'm about ready to trade the new seat for a new stock seat and wash my hands of this whole mess. Will post a link here if it comes true.



Yea I'm not putting on riding pants to go the hardware...
Forum: Thumpers 12-30-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 49,924
Views: 10,610,616
Posted By Old_Crow
I know that's what it looks like but the front of...

I know that's what it looks like but the front of the seat @ the tank is attached normally. The post is in the hole and slid down to the correct position. I did it twice to check, pulled back on the...
Forum: Thumpers 12-30-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 49,924
Views: 10,610,616
Posted By Old_Crow
I just did an install of a seat concepts seat, an...

I just did an install of a seat concepts seat, an arduous and painful process, and the results look and feel absolutely horrible. I would love to undo this whole process and get the original seat...
Forum: The Garage 12-20-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,729
Posted By Old_Crow
The gorilla tape did come off but some bits and a...

The gorilla tape did come off but some bits and a little sticky residue remained which was easily removed with WD. I'll be using the painters tape/gorilla tape method as part of my TAT preparations...
Forum: Thumpers 11-18-2014, 05:27 AM
Replies: 49,924
Views: 10,610,616
Posted By Old_Crow
The 3.1 tank has a vertical bulge near the top at...

The 3.1 tank has a vertical bulge near the top at the fuel cap that gives it most of its extra space, the rest of the tank fits nearly stock. If you were to expand this tank it would continue to...
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 49,924
Views: 10,610,616
Posted By Old_Crow
Thanks for the info about the rack - I'm glad it...

Thanks for the info about the rack - I'm glad it works ok since it's about half the price of most other options I've seen. I plan to get it dirty first thing so it doesnt need to be pretty :muutt
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 49,924
Views: 10,610,616
Posted By Old_Crow
Anyone have any experience with the ebay special...

Anyone have any experience with the ebay special rear rack for the WRR? It's a "nomadic cycle racks" for $65 shipped. It's 5051 aluminum, not 6061 like some others. Any reason not to get one if...
Forum: Americas 10-21-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,244
Posted By Old_Crow
You're on the adventure rider forum so you should...

You're on the adventure rider forum so you should be able to anticipate the response. Looks like you have your eye on street oriented adventure bikes... if you have the means why not get one? You've...
Forum: Americas 10-21-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,051
Posted By Old_Crow
Sam, excellent work! I love the proposed changes...

Sam, excellent work! I love the proposed changes and new route options, especially the eastern extension. :wings Show us the way west!!
Forum: Americas 10-21-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,638
Posted By Old_Crow
Lots of great tips for getting to and through the...

Lots of great tips for getting to and through the TAT, thanks again guys. We will be starting in SE PA where there used to be dirt roads, and picking up the trails in Michaux state forest where I...
Forum: Americas 10-20-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,638
Posted By Old_Crow
Good info thanks:thumb

Good info thanks:thumb
Forum: Americas 10-19-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,638
Posted By Old_Crow
I stumbled across this thread while doing...

I stumbled across this thread while doing research and planning for a TAT run for 2015 - I'm very surprised with the reactions I've read here regarding alterations to the original trail. Is that...
Forum: Thumpers 09-22-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,273
Posted By Old_Crow
I installed the 3.2 IMS tank on my '08 without...

I installed the 3.2 IMS tank on my '08 without using any online instructions or special tools aside from a cheap gas siphon and a cut out milk bottle. I'm fairly handy but not an expert at working on...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-10-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 1,867
Views: 256,811
Posted By Old_Crow
I've ridden Michaux before and know that I'm in...

I've ridden Michaux before and know that I'm in for basically just gravel roads. Last time I rode Michaux I was just learning to ride, it was my first off tarmac excursion, and I had a tiny gas tank...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-09-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 1,867
Views: 256,811
Posted By Old_Crow
After a whole ton of high desert and rocky...

After a whole ton of high desert and rocky mountain dirt riding I'm looking to get back into some PA trails. Is there a particular layout to Michaux with regard to the north side vs the south side?...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-07-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 410
Views: 33,510
Posted By Old_Crow
They keep closing land to riders and converting...

They keep closing land to riders and converting gravel roads to horseback trails in Chester county. All of my favorite gravel roads and off road riding within a 30 minute ride of west chester is now...
Forum: Face Plant 06-02-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 10,857
Posted By Old_Crow
Don't ever trust the driver of a rental truck. I...

Don't ever trust the driver of a rental truck. I automatically treat each one like they're drunk or learned to drive in jersey.
Forum: Thumpers 05-26-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 49,924
Views: 10,610,616
Posted By Old_Crow
I'm running the one called "Model: WRF250X (All)"...

I'm running the one called "Model: WRF250X (All)"



I got my exhaust used from an inmate & I assumed the 3 inserts it came with were part of the normal package. The quietest one I've tried is...
Forum: Thumpers 05-25-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,776
Posted By Old_Crow
What sort of trouble were you having? It's not...

What sort of trouble were you having? It's not clear what your issues were before so it's tough to make a good recommendation if that's what you're after.
Forum: Thumpers 05-25-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 49,924
Views: 10,610,616
Posted By Old_Crow
Yes, mine did if I recall. My tube was...

Yes, mine did if I recall.



My tube was cracked as well and got a bit sticky (dangerous) before I replaced it.

The one I have is the one marketed as a "dirt tamer." It appears to have G2's...
Forum: Thumpers 05-24-2014, 05:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 635
Posted By Old_Crow
Yea basically this, riding an '08 WRR. If you...

Yea basically this, riding an '08 WRR. If you rode and loved the Honda 250L but are looking for something a little more dirt oriented in that same range, the WRR is an obvious contender. The stock...
Forum: Thumpers 05-24-2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 49,924
Views: 10,610,616
Posted By Old_Crow
I've found this to be one of the better fixes -...

I've found this to be one of the better fixes - seems a little pricey until you ride with it. It's really very nice and seems to mostly smooth out the on/off throttle response issue without cracking...
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 49,924
Views: 10,610,616
Posted By Old_Crow
Flickit amazing terrain you have there.

Flickit amazing terrain you have there.
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 49,924
Views: 10,610,616
Posted By Old_Crow
Since I'm not the greatest rider I've...

Since I'm not the greatest rider I've accidentally ridden over some very large boulders and managed to keep it together mostly on the trail. Only a few inches less suspension travel and I would have...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 08-12-2013, 03:58 PM
Replies: 487
Views: 113,941
Posted By Old_Crow
You should post the uship username of the company...

You should post the uship username of the company you used. It might be of some use to inmates in the future.
Forum: Thumpers 07-17-2013, 04:35 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 49,795
Posted By Old_Crow
I didn't know this until your review. They should...

I didn't know this until your review. They should really publicize this option better... i can live with not buying gas, never changing oil, and nearly zero maintenance, but force me from chain to...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-11-2013, 05:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,596
Posted By Old_Crow
PM-ed. This weekend isn't great for me but let me...

PM-ed. This weekend isn't great for me but let me know for next time :nod
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2013, 01:44 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 49,795
Posted By Old_Crow
Believe me, I'm grateful that you're doing this...

Believe me, I'm grateful that you're doing this test run but I'm not at all surprised that this bike is a great dual sport bike. What would surprise me is if it can cross dangerous terrain. My...
Forum: Thumpers 06-15-2013, 05:57 AM
Replies: 49,924
Views: 10,610,616
Posted By Old_Crow
The TPS is the root of the problem but the...

The TPS is the root of the problem but the easiest and cheapest single fix is the throttle tamer. For me it helped a lot but some low speed low throttle lurch remained. It's all but gone now w/ the...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-08-2013, 05:48 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 17,723
Posted By Old_Crow
Love this thread. :clap I went to Vietnam in...

Love this thread. :clap

I went to Vietnam in 2000 and traveled primarily by train. When I make it back I'll have to go by 250cc dirt bike instead! This is very inspiring.
Forum: Regional Forums 04-23-2013, 02:12 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 25,386
Posted By Old_Crow
There are two near Indiana PA near the...

There are two near Indiana PA near the intersection of 954 & Moretti Rd. Friend of mine flipped his car off the road on one of those turns. :clap Looks like a good time.
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-11-2013, 07:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,388
Posted By Old_Crow
:thumbup cool. Looks like a really nice place to...

:thumbup cool. Looks like a really nice place to ride!
Forum: The Garage 04-05-2013, 08:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,729
Posted By Old_Crow
Oh nice. I'm going to do this next time! ...

Oh nice. I'm going to do this next time!

i've got like 3 rolls of painters tape around here someplace :lol3
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