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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 05:05 PM
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Posted By mendoteach
I would use one if the need arose, no doubt. In...

I would use one if the need arose, no doubt. In Northern California, as sparsely populated as it is (we're not talking Nevada here) I can always pop out in civilization for some gas. Sometimes they...
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2015, 06:56 PM
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Posted By mendoteach
And some of the fuel can ever been utilized...

And some of the fuel can ever been utilized unless you dropped some marbles (or clean rocks in a real f'n' pickle) in the tank to utilize displacement to raise the fuel that sits below the petcock. I...
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2015, 06:47 PM
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Posted By mendoteach
Any ideas how many L motors you've built Steve?...

Any ideas how many L motors you've built Steve? Geesh...

CW told me on the phone the other day he has a new cam that's the best one he's come up with for ADV-type power output.
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2015, 02:38 PM
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Posted By mendoteach
Reading all this carb stuff is interesting. The...

Reading all this carb stuff is interesting. The stock carb's biggest problem, by far, it the engine doesn't have enough vacuum to operate it correctly. When m CW750 motor had a 10.5:1 piston in it...
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2015, 06:58 AM
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Posted By mendoteach
To be fair, as good of a dirt-bike-with-blinkers...

To be fair, as good of a dirt-bike-with-blinkers as the KTM500EXC is, you don't really think that thing will outlast an L do you? With all the improved engineering, metallurgy etc., that thing has it...
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2015, 09:45 AM
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Posted By mendoteach
My Antigravity had abosultlely no problems...

My Antigravity had abosultlely no problems turning my 750cc 10.5:1 CW motor over.
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2015, 07:43 AM
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Posted By mendoteach
A die grinder or Dremel should do it. Looks like...

A die grinder or Dremel should do it. Looks like it got a good peening. Then it may take a modified c-clamp to "press" it out.
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2015, 07:42 AM
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Posted By mendoteach
I would think Steve would be all over those,...

I would think Steve would be all over those, unless of course, his current stock is too high. Hell, you could ride them over.
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2015, 03:45 PM
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Posted By mendoteach
I'm in on the programmable CDI:clap

I'm in on the programmable CDI:clap
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2015, 09:41 PM
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Posted By mendoteach
That is DELUXE Ulysses. Really a nice piece of...

That is DELUXE Ulysses. Really a nice piece of kit. Holy, shit though, pricey.

And I'm not sure about needing a cooler any bigger than the Sutton, mine rarely breaks 210 degrees now. And while...
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2015, 04:48 PM
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Posted By mendoteach
I bunch of my system is DIY and it's still...

I bunch of my system is DIY and it's still expensive. Too many LPs don't help either.




That is a good looking bike.
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2015, 04:36 PM
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Posted By mendoteach
Well...yeah I do. I'm trying, seriously I'm...

Well...yeah I do. I'm trying, seriously I'm trying. It's looking better:lol3
Forum: Thumpers 03-14-2015, 11:01 AM
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Posted By mendoteach
Cisco PM sent.

Cisco PM sent.
Forum: Thumpers 03-14-2015, 10:51 AM
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Posted By mendoteach
I am getting my Pay Pal account ever closer to...

I am getting my Pay Pal account ever closer to buying. I will contribute before the funding period ends–promise. I have been trying to be responsible with my hobbies (money pits actually–hi-fi and RC...
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2015, 07:46 AM
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Posted By mendoteach
I bought a ball end hex just for the purpose. A...

I bought a ball end hex just for the purpose. A straight cut won't get it done well.
Forum: Thumpers 03-09-2015, 07:28 AM
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Posted By mendoteach
I think the stock brakes are adequate when...

I think the stock brakes are adequate when working optimally, and not sufficient if they are not. You should know as a KTM 300 owner the Ls brakes are not great.
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2015, 07:46 AM
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Posted By mendoteach
Looks good. I'll be in. I should call CW as he...

Looks good. I'll be in. I should call CW as he NEEDS some of these. Wattner and anyone else who is looking for big power on crummy gasoline. Those of us who ride in California, "The Boonies", Mexico...
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2015, 06:53 PM
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Posted By mendoteach
Quite a few smokers have the three marks. They...

Quite a few smokers have the three marks. They are reference marks for a couple degrees advanced or retarded. By 2001 or 2002 it was hard to improve what the stock CDIs could do. I had a 99 RM that...
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2015, 06:40 PM
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Posted By mendoteach
My RM250 always needs its valves adjusted too.

My RM250 always needs its valves adjusted too.
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2015, 07:39 AM
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Posted By mendoteach
You don't have to kid around here!

You don't have to kid around here!
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2015, 07:37 AM
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Posted By mendoteach
I've degreed my cam and it is set per CW's specs....

I've degreed my cam and it is set per CW's specs. The bike runs well and is fast, but I had CW mill the piston to take my compression ratio down from 10.5 to 9.5:1. I would have liked to keep the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2015, 06:56 PM
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Posted By mendoteach
I would think the larger O.D. is going in the...

I would think the larger O.D. is going in the direction of the whole piston assembly. The pressure then makes it flare out for a seal against the cylinder. If you had them on backwards the diameter...
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2015, 06:52 PM
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Posted By mendoteach
I wouldn't have a Dellorto shoved up my ass if I...

I wouldn't have a Dellorto shoved up my ass if I had room for a freight train:lol3

Just kidding. It's one of my dad's better colloquial sayings. They could work well. Though, truth be told, they...
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2015, 05:31 PM
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Posted By mendoteach
It's been awhile since I had the case off, but I...

It's been awhile since I had the case off, but I don't remember it being that simple. The smokers I've had that don't have a slotted stator were SIMPLE. I agree, this would be a simple elegant...
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2015, 09:07 PM
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Posted By mendoteach
Poll: Would you rather ride Wattner's bike or...

Poll: Would you rather ride Wattner's bike or either of the gals he posted pics of? Sweet as the are, my wife would probably prefer Wattner's bike and I might agree with her. Anyway Mike, thanks for...
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2015, 09:03 PM
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Posted By mendoteach
And a three way toggle between different maps.

And a three way toggle between different maps.
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2015, 09:02 PM
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Posted By mendoteach
Short of direct injection, this would be the best...

Short of direct injection, this would be the best cure do my detonation woes when trying to run high-ish compression. Right now I'm saddled to 9.5:1 with the 750 C-Dub motor because the stock...
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2015, 06:25 PM
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Posted By mendoteach
I missed it–when did you get a smoker?

I missed it–when did you get a smoker?
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2015, 09:35 PM
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Posted By mendoteach
Thanks for sharing. That manual would be good...

Thanks for sharing. That manual would be good reading:eek1 They're some good youtube videos on the 'bird. Really, that thing makes all other planes seems tame. Just an unbridled engineering and...
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2015, 09:27 PM
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Posted By mendoteach
Hence the reason, "Trim 'em up." The tanks can't...

Hence the reason, "Trim 'em up." The tanks can't be that different.
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2015, 07:11 AM
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Posted By mendoteach
I might have to get a set and trim 'em up for the...

I might have to get a set and trim 'em up for the IMS.
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2015, 07:46 AM
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Posted By mendoteach
On my bike and turbocharged cars Cometic have...

On my bike and turbocharged cars Cometic have been the shit. As for warranties, the manufacturers don't want the gaskets to leak under warranty true, but after that...like they care. That said, Honda...
Forum: Thumpers 02-17-2015, 07:40 AM
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Posted By mendoteach
These units are very cool. I saw a similar one at...

These units are very cool. I saw a similar one at the motorcycle show in San Mateo. Its name isn't coming to mind, but it was very similar. One thing it solves is differential heat problems with...
Forum: Thumpers 02-14-2015, 10:48 PM
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Posted By mendoteach
So far it's been a very light snow year....

So far it's been a very light snow year. Sometimes you can't get over the peaks in May or even June. So far this year the snow level has been very high with the pineapple express storms we've had. If...
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2015, 07:41 AM
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Posted By mendoteach
That Guzzi is cool! Where do I read about...

That Guzzi is cool!


Where do I read about your take on the the R. One of these days I'ma get myself a large bore ADV bike (not to replace the L, mind you). First, I'll need to sell the R1200RT I...
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2015, 07:33 AM
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Posted By mendoteach
Thanks, that's helpful!

Thanks, that's helpful!
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2015, 06:18 PM
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Posted By mendoteach
OnandOff, RZRob and others... I enjoy...

OnandOff, RZRob and others...

I enjoy knowing what other rides you have/had and what your thoughts are on them. Otherwise, this thread would end up being a endless loop of oil, tire etc. opinions....
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2015, 07:22 AM
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Posted By mendoteach
I sit squarely in this camp. I promise to learn...

I sit squarely in this camp. I promise to learn to use the multi-quote function...someday.
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2015, 06:50 AM
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Posted By mendoteach
You definitely want a 2011+ 300. It got the good...

You definitely want a 2011+ 300. It got the good SX geometry and doesn't ride like a "Euro" MX anymore.
Forum: Thumpers 02-07-2015, 11:01 AM
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Posted By mendoteach
That's when it wold be fun to use a Vader-style...

That's when it wold be fun to use a Vader-style remote choke:lol3

I guess my friends and I have been lucky. We've never been pulled over and we carry a pretty good, though fe, clip.
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