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Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2015, 03:33 PM
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Posted By x32792
I set the odometer to ZERO when I fill up and...

I set the odometer to ZERO when I fill up and know my MPG. When she starts to buck, I lean over and flip the petcock. On longer trips, I carry my Texas Tank -- a 1.75 gallon rotopax. I like the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2015, 06:20 PM
Replies: 107,606
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Posted By x32792
Warm Up

When his wife caught him playing with the soap and himself in the shower, the man protested, "Its mine and my soap -- I'll wash it any way I want to!"

Ditto on the warm up.
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2015, 06:08 PM
Replies: 107,606
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Posted By x32792
Well, there are other things you can do to tear...

Well, there are other things you can do to tear one up: Pin that throttle back at every opportunity, bounce it off the rev limiter, beat the shit out of the gear box, never clean or oil the chain,...
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2015, 05:55 PM
Replies: 107,606
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Posted By x32792
warm up

Most engine wear happens when you don't let the motor warm up. Putting a cold motor under immediate load is a good way to shorten the life of your motor.
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 107,606
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Posted By x32792
Welcome back. We forgive you for your dalliance...

Welcome back. We forgive you for your dalliance with the Tiger 800. ;)
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2015, 01:46 PM
Replies: 107,606
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Posted By x32792
CAUTION: Some of the racks are stronger than the...

CAUTION: Some of the racks are stronger than the tabs they bolt to. This can result in stripped threads in those tabs.
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2015, 05:10 AM
Replies: 107,606
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Posted By x32792
What's on the underside of the Big Foot? A bolt...

What's on the underside of the Big Foot? A bolt head?
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 107,606
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Posted By x32792
DIY Bead Brake

Bought one of those from HF(?). It didn't work so go. What did work was a 5' length of 2x4 with one end jammed under the rear tire of a Honda Element, a section of wood was placed vertically over the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-21-2015, 09:32 AM
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Posted By x32792
Forum: Thumpers 03-20-2015, 12:12 PM
Replies: 107,606
Views: 21,466,694
Posted By x32792
The Curse Of Ethanol

Ethanol in gas -- Not only does it run UP the price of food, it messes up you motor and there ain't no BANG in the stuff. I can tell by my mileage when I get a tankful all doped with than stuff...The...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-14-2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 7,709
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Posted By x32792
When shown on page number 430 of a thread about a...

When shown on page number 430 of a thread about a nonexistent AT, shouldn't BigFoot be riding a Unicorn?
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2015, 08:10 AM
Replies: 107,606
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Posted By x32792
Crank down on what? The seal is an O Ring. Crank...

Crank down on what? The seal is an O Ring. Crank down too hard and you'll damage the soft rubber O Ring.
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2015, 03:11 AM
Replies: 107,606
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Posted By x32792
With all its vitals hanging down unprotected, I...

With all its vitals hanging down unprotected, I wouldn't take a DL off road. Read a RR about someone riding a DL in Mexico. At the end of the report were photos of his trashed underside. Yeah...
Forum: Thumpers 03-09-2015, 02:24 AM
Replies: 107,606
Views: 21,466,694
Posted By x32792
Get the Mighty DR

I'm a late re-entry as well. After much agonizing and research, I got the Mighty DR. I ride mine 80/20. With a few ergonomic tweaks, this thing makes a fine mild adventure touring bike. It's also...
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2015, 07:02 AM
Replies: 107,606
Views: 21,466,694
Posted By x32792
Not So Pretty Tool Tube PLUGS

They ain't too pretty, but Oakey pressure check plugs, available almost anywhere, are cheap and they work. And when I recently lost mine (left it on my rear rack as I rode away), I just got another...
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2015, 04:44 PM
Replies: 107,606
Views: 21,466,694
Posted By x32792
Heck, if I had to crack the case open to address...

Heck, if I had to crack the case open to address a potential NSU issue, I'd wire, locktite AND have a priest, a rabbi and a Buddhist come by to bless the fix.
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2015, 03:53 PM
Replies: 107,606
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Posted By x32792
#1 - What is the actual percentage and occurrence...

#1 - What is the actual percentage and occurrence of NSU screws coming loose AND grenading the gears? I've seen photos NSU springs, pins and even screws captured by a magnetic drain plug, but on...
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2015, 09:08 AM
Replies: 107,606
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Posted By x32792
It was 28 degree this morning in Orlando,...

It was 28 degree this morning in Orlando, friggin' Florida! Must be that Global Warming.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-19-2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 7,709
Views: 1,255,300
Posted By x32792
If it does, be afraid. There are now 390 pages on...

If it does, be afraid. There are now 390 pages on this thread about a bike that doesn't exist. Imagine how many innocent pixels would be killed IF there was really a Honda TA?
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 107,606
Views: 21,466,694
Posted By x32792
I hope you don't freeze your tits off in Big Bend...

I hope you don't freeze your tits off in Big Bend next week.
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 107,606
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Posted By x32792
Phone/GPS?

Looks interesting. Now how much DATA does it take to run this wonder? With a Garmin, you only get strung once -- When you buy it, but with something like this smart phone, you get strung every month...
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 107,606
Views: 21,466,694
Posted By x32792
What model phone is that and is it bright enough...

What model phone is that and is it bright enough to read in full sunlight? Is that the gps/mapping that came with the phone OR something wonderful?
Forum: Thumpers 02-14-2015, 01:14 PM
Replies: 107,606
Views: 21,466,694
Posted By x32792
The soft-bag-scratch-side-plastic issue is sand,...

The soft-bag-scratch-side-plastic issue is sand, dirt, grit, etc from the road blows up and lodges between the back of the bag(s) and the surface of the plastic panels. Friction, motion, whatever...
Forum: Thumpers 02-13-2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 107,606
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Posted By x32792
Wolfman E12's - Jimr80gs

Jimr80gs: Just sent you an email.
Forum: Thumpers 02-13-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 107,606
Views: 21,466,694
Posted By x32792
I tried the Wolfman E12s. They are small and...

I tried the Wolfman E12s. They are small and expensive (for sale if anyone wants them). Now running MotoCentric soft bags w/o racks. Works well for what I do.

The only downside to running any soft...
Forum: Thumpers 02-13-2015, 05:07 AM
Replies: 107,606
Views: 21,466,694
Posted By x32792
Do you camp out or motel in Big Bend?

Do you camp out or motel in Big Bend?
Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2015, 11:36 AM
Replies: 107,606
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Posted By x32792
A verbal "maybe" is nothing like a buyer standing...

A verbal "maybe" is nothing like a buyer standing in front of you with cash in hand.
Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2015, 08:32 AM
Replies: 107,606
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Posted By x32792
You are not a victim. The man had a BUYER and...

You are not a victim. The man had a BUYER and SOLD the bike. Get over it and move on. A call (or email) was courteous on his part.
Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2015, 08:17 AM
Replies: 107,606
Views: 21,466,694
Posted By x32792
Did any money change hands? At least the dealer...

Did any money change hands? At least the dealer was nice enough to call you to tell you the bike had been sold.
Forum: Thumpers 02-09-2015, 12:22 PM
Replies: 107,606
Views: 21,466,694
Posted By x32792
+1 on the SmartCarb?

+1 on the SmartCarb?
Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2015, 05:45 AM
Replies: 107,606
Views: 21,466,694
Posted By x32792
Look at the new Yamaha FJ-09 (called Tracer in...

Look at the new Yamaha FJ-09 (called Tracer in Eurupe). On paper, it stomps the F800, Versys and Strom 1000...cheaper to buy too.
...
Forum: Thumpers 02-05-2015, 03:38 PM
Replies: 107,606
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Posted By x32792
Sustained 60-70 mph is possible (do-able). Any...

Sustained 60-70 mph is possible (do-able). Any faster and your gas mileage goes down quickly and it can get a little buzzy. Because the bike is "light," you will feel strong gusts and cross winds.
...
Forum: Thumpers 02-05-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 107,606
Views: 21,466,694
Posted By x32792
How fast do you want to go?

How fast do you want to go?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-03-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 7,709
Views: 1,255,300
Posted By x32792
Bingo! We have a winner!

Bingo! We have a winner!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-02-2015, 01:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,040
Posted By x32792
MT-09 Tenere (Worldcrosser)

http://www.motorcyclenews.com/news/new-bikes/2014/february/yamaha-mt-09-worldcrosser-concept/

http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/bikes/yamaha-mt-09-tenere-concept-oberdan-bezzi/
Forum: Trip Planning 02-02-2015, 06:30 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 34,055
Posted By x32792
Have enjoyed reading this thread and the opinions...

Have enjoyed reading this thread and the opinions expressed by non-risk takers and members of the throw-caution-to-the-wind bunch. All make valid points.

For me, going off on an extended trip (or...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-31-2015, 06:55 AM
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Views: 1,255,300
Posted By x32792
If they could make money, they'd build it

The point being there is no mystery in how to design or manufacture a True Adventure bike. Both Yamaha and Honda did it 25 years ago. With no super-duper, secret insider intel, my guess is the demand...
Forum: Thumpers 01-30-2015, 04:10 AM
Replies: 107,606
Views: 21,466,694
Posted By x32792
Missing Tappet Bolt

Excellent question.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-30-2015, 03:46 AM
Replies: 7,709
Views: 1,255,300
Posted By x32792
All things old are new again

There was a 750 True Adventure bike 25 years ago: http://youtu.be/4ha70KDAEUk
Forum: Thumpers 01-29-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 107,606
Views: 21,466,694
Posted By x32792
Allen Bolts

Allen bolts are the way to go -- When and wherever you can. Have them on my side plastic and c/s retainer plate...Even used them to replace the 'beauty' JIS screw heads on my exhaust pipe guard when...
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