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Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2014, 11:08 PM
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Posted By calfinm
Same experience here.. After running with not to...

Same experience here.. After running with not to much wear for 8000 km on original bike and going through one slider, i put new chain on and ended up cutting into my swing arm within 500km . I had...
Forum: Road warriors 03-28-2014, 10:22 PM
Replies: 5,313
Views: 945,607
Posted By calfinm
I test rode a 2013 Multi and would kneecap Santa...

I test rode a 2013 Multi and would kneecap Santa if he was delivering the good kid next door one. I'd also not like to be around for the first valve check by the sounds of it.

But 39!
This is my...
Forum: Road warriors 03-28-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 5,313
Views: 945,607
Posted By calfinm
Thats the same thing here. 20 years ago it seemed...

Thats the same thing here. 20 years ago it seemed perfectly normal to be doing 160kph + when the urge grabbed you. now its too much of a risk.
Im happy with the performance up to 100-120kph. beyond...
Forum: Equipment 03-27-2014, 11:14 PM
Replies: 4,957
Views: 2,121,235
Posted By calfinm
What a great shot

What a great shot
Forum: Road warriors 03-27-2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 5,313
Views: 945,607
Posted By calfinm
I bought this budget motorcycle with similar...

I bought this budget motorcycle with similar apprehensions as yourself. Partly Ive reached the age where I thought the self control chip should have activated in my brain but hasn't :(: making an...
Forum: Equipment 03-23-2014, 11:16 PM
Replies: 4,957
Views: 2,121,235
Posted By calfinm
Thank "frunk" for that

Three week trip..Duffel held tent, sleeping bag mat, clothes, toiletries, shoes , some tools. Small bag on top had cooker, pots, food , booze and random stuff.

The magic "Frunk" on the bike had...
Forum: Thumpers 01-11-2014, 01:27 AM
Replies: 6,441
Views: 243,538
Posted By calfinm
How did this thread get to 140 pages? Are there...

How did this thread get to 140 pages? Are there that many people on the Wide World of Web that are this stupid?
Forum: Thumpers 01-08-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 6,441
Views: 243,538
Posted By calfinm
This shit just got REAL!

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/65019205/real.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 01-08-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 6,441
Views: 243,538
Posted By calfinm
I agree.. and Ive owned more KTM's than any other...

I agree.. and Ive owned more KTM's than any other brand of (offroad) motorcycle. But I always enjoy listening to experts and their opinions on motorcycles they have never thrown a leg over :evil
Forum: Thumpers 01-07-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 6,441
Views: 243,538
Posted By calfinm
I ride with a guy with a 690. There's not much...

I ride with a guy with a 690. There's not much waiting around for him, he's a pretty capable rider on it. Thats riding with guys on mostly 530's, wr450's etc. But he gets beaten up on it. I would...
Forum: Thumpers 01-07-2014, 12:23 AM
Replies: 6,441
Views: 243,538
Posted By calfinm
Eek Ive got a 530exc, 640 and a wr250. I'm now so...

Ive got a 530exc, 640 and a wr250. I'm now so confused which bike I'm meant to be slagging off :huh Oh and I've got that Honda 700x a page back to..I'll get people started on that..thats a slow, fat,...
Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2013, 12:08 AM
Replies: 41,337
Views: 7,713,580
Posted By calfinm
ims sucks

Well I'll give you my opinion on IMS. I ordered a tank in MARCH! after about 6 weeks I questioned them on where it was and got a tracking number that turned out to be b#llsh!t. After finally...
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2013, 11:21 PM
Replies: 41,337
Views: 7,713,580
Posted By calfinm
14t

I want to put a 14t cs on my bike. I see this is being asked a bit lately on a couple of forums. Ive searched and it seems there's 'some' modification of the case saver required? Skierd I think...
Forum: Thumpers 11-21-2012, 08:31 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 26,809
Posted By calfinm
Wow, I have a 530 that ive been struggling with...

Wow, I have a 530 that ive been struggling with exactly what its place in my life is since getting a wr250x (other than the obvious every time i ride it ear to ear grin :D)...i think you just solved...
Forum: Thumpers 10-01-2012, 03:47 AM
Replies: 41,337
Views: 7,713,580
Posted By calfinm
Just decided to read this thread from...

Just decided to read this thread from begining...about a quarter in..what a monster.. Learnt alot though, great so many people willing to share..Least I can offer is a couple of pics from last little...
Forum: Thumpers 08-29-2012, 10:06 PM
Replies: 41,337
Views: 7,713,580
Posted By calfinm
hmm stay away from lowering links as it screws up...

hmm stay away from lowering links as it screws up the leverage? how much? I have the yam lowering link on mine. i prob dont need it but it was on when i bought it. and its nice to flat foot the bike.
Forum: Thumpers 08-29-2012, 07:20 PM
Replies: 41,337
Views: 7,713,580
Posted By calfinm
Thanks for that..Yeah they are way to low when I...

Thanks for that..Yeah they are way to low when I stand but the fact is I dont use this bike where Im doing a "lot" of standing. Ive always wondered if risers or a higer bend bar might get a bit more...
Forum: Thumpers 08-29-2012, 02:03 AM
Replies: 41,337
Views: 7,713,580
Posted By calfinm
Anyone ride an X a reasonable amount offroad but...

Anyone ride an X a reasonable amount offroad but do the commute, supermoto blasting , trips etc and found a good compromise handle bar? I have to get rid of my stocks and not sure of the pros and...
Forum: The Garage 08-17-2012, 01:07 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 152,117
Posted By calfinm
Ive got to put a big :freaky in for this...

Ive got to put a big :freaky in for this Poolside.. I just put a rear Kenda 761 (tubed) on trying this..a combination of a b@@%%d head cold, general haste, and a few shots of vodka to help me a long...
Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2012, 04:44 AM
Replies: 41,337
Views: 7,713,580
Posted By calfinm
I have a 530exc and a wr250x. I bought the wr for...

I have a 530exc and a wr250x. I bought the wr for similar reasons, the riding I was doing on the slab was making me nervous on the KTM (maintenance). I love the 530, its an amazing bike (modded),...
Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2012, 01:38 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,236
Posted By calfinm
Well I'll add my 2 cents as this seems a popular...

Well I'll add my 2 cents as this seems a popular comparison. I was deciding between these two tires and went with the Kenda purely because it was available at the time I needed it. Its definitely got...
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