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Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2010, 09:54 PM
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Posted By ion
Rad machine Dirt.

Rad machine Dirt.
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2010, 08:13 PM
Replies: 22,685
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Posted By ion
Hey guys, I've got a 2000 XRR that I've had some...

Hey guys, I've got a 2000 XRR that I've had some adventures on and have recently ran into some trouble with it that I just don't have resourses to deal with right now. First: the motor is due for a...
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2009, 08:15 AM
Replies: 22,685
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Posted By ion
That's a nice bike, and I do like those graphics....

That's a nice bike, and I do like those graphics.

Have you ever ridden it? :wink:
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2009, 10:28 PM
Replies: 22,685
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Posted By ion
{tangent from XRR stuff} fortunately for me...

{tangent from XRR stuff}

fortunately for me the spine protector soaked up most of the hit, and I walked away with three ribs detached from T4-6, with hairlines in T5. No surgery, but months and...
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2009, 09:29 PM
Replies: 22,685
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Posted By ion
the financial monster that bit most of our...

the financial monster that bit most of our economy took a chunk out of my arse, too, and that came right after I was healed up from breaking my back in a nasty highside in March 08... think I'll...
Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2009, 10:34 AM
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Posted By ion
arg. makes me miss racing.

arg. makes me miss racing.
Forum: Thumpers 08-10-2009, 08:56 AM
Replies: 22,685
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Posted By ion
Ha! I did the Old Toll Road as a kid on my Kaw...

Ha! I did the Old Toll Road as a kid on my Kaw KD80 in the mid-80s. I'll post some pics for ya in a few weeks, after the pin comes out of my toe and I can ride again.
Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2009, 04:28 PM
Replies: 22,685
Views: 2,882,853
Posted By ion
There are Asheville guys here? I grew up there,...

There are Asheville guys here? I grew up there, and frequently visit family there. In fact, my XR is there right now sitting in my dad's garage up off of Town Mtn Rd. Keep me in the loop for Avl...
Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2009, 02:50 PM
Replies: 22,685
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Posted By ion
you guys are so helpful... I was going to ask...

you guys are so helpful... I was going to ask about oil, too, since this is an R-rated engine and all. Just so happens I have a fresh jug of Rotella ready to go.

Now, if anyone comes across a set...
Forum: Thumpers 07-28-2009, 12:55 PM
Replies: 22,685
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Posted By ion
that looks GREAT! :) and, good job murder...

that looks GREAT! :)

and, good job murder face... let us know how that works out!


ATTENTION XRR INMATES: I've got 3 pairs of M10 x 1.25p x 50mm x 12.9 hardness socket head cap screws left...
Forum: The Garage 07-16-2009, 06:36 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 14,860
Posted By ion
now I understand "inmates" :huh

now I understand "inmates"

:huh
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2009, 01:10 PM
Replies: 22,685
Views: 2,882,853
Posted By ion
YOU ROCK, CHRIS! and that is a sweet buggy...

YOU ROCK, CHRIS!

and that is a sweet buggy right there.
Forum: The Garage 07-15-2009, 12:00 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,540
Posted By ion
a little light bedtime reading for ya: ...

a little light bedtime reading for ya:

http://www.amazon.com/Two-Stroke-Performance-Tuning-Bell/dp/1859606199/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1247637603&sr=8-1
Forum: The Garage 07-14-2009, 09:18 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,165
Posted By ion
my kind of smart ass! :clap :freaky

my kind of smart ass! :clap :freaky
Forum: Thumpers 07-13-2009, 11:44 PM
Replies: 22,685
Views: 2,882,853
Posted By ion
written tongue-in-cheek with a smathering of faux...

written tongue-in-cheek with a smathering of faux hate, it was an "okay" weekend... had better things to do than deal with that mess though. It's fixed now.

hmmm... upload FAIL: do I need a...
Forum: The Garage 07-13-2009, 01:47 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,165
Posted By ion
ah, good call.

ah, good call.
Forum: Thumpers 07-13-2009, 01:35 PM
Replies: 22,685
Views: 2,882,853
Posted By ion
Dear ass clown previous owner who force-threaded...

Dear ass clown previous owner who force-threaded a 5/16th bolt into the chain adjustment threads on the swingarm, causing it to bind and shear flush when I tried to turn it out,

I spent the...
Forum: The Garage 07-13-2009, 01:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,852
Posted By ion
:rofl

:rofl
Forum: The Garage 07-13-2009, 12:58 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,165
Posted By ion
add to that: "and have a flow bench to actually...

add to that: "and have a flow bench to actually measure the changes instead of practicing unrepeatable black magic."
Forum: The Garage 07-13-2009, 12:46 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,540
Posted By ion
I can try to hook you up with a very experienced...

I can try to hook you up with a very experienced RD and 2-smoke guy in Charlotte, NC if you need, you big dummy.
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2009, 12:27 PM
Replies: 22,685
Views: 2,882,853
Posted By ion
where my BRP sticker at? (as in, how do I...

where my BRP sticker at?

(as in, how do I obtain one?)
Forum: Thumpers 07-06-2009, 11:24 AM
Replies: 22,685
Views: 2,882,853
Posted By ion
whoa. kick ass. :clap nice cockpit, DBR.

whoa. kick ass. :clap

nice cockpit, DBR.
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2009, 10:12 PM
Replies: 22,685
Views: 2,882,853
Posted By ion
hey y'all! Two weeks ago I traded my 97...

hey y'all!

Two weeks ago I traded my 97 VFR750 for a 00 XRR. Aside from a test ride and a few rips around the neighborhood, I haven't ridden it because I've taken it apart to clean, inspect, and...
Forum: The Garage 06-30-2009, 10:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,975
Posted By ion
excuse me, but POLYESTER JEANS!?! WTF? ...

excuse me, but POLYESTER JEANS!?! WTF?

Cotton: doesn't melt. isn't ghey. look into it!

carry on...

:D
Forum: The Garage 06-30-2009, 09:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,975
Posted By ion
acetone will dissolve / soften many plastics, and...

acetone will dissolve / soften many plastics, and may help get the bulk of offending material off, but the chore here is getting the remnants of carbon off and removing the discoloration from the...
Forum: The Garage 06-26-2009, 02:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 549
Posted By ion
+1

+1
Forum: The Garage 06-26-2009, 09:24 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 8,028
Posted By ion
popcorn, I can has some?

popcorn, I can has some?
Forum: The Garage 06-26-2009, 08:08 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,716
Posted By ion
I have a mityvac, and I still prefer old-school...

I have a mityvac, and I still prefer old-school pumping and bleeding, which is not perverted when talking about brake systems.
Forum: The Garage 06-26-2009, 08:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,044
Posted By ion
note to self: KLR riders are cheap bastards who...

note to self: KLR riders are cheap bastards who often need to be reminded of such in teh intranets.

:D
Forum: The Garage 06-25-2009, 08:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,044
Posted By ion
In that case, that's a hella-lame euphamism. I...

In that case, that's a hella-lame euphamism. I mean, if you're going to go that far, make it interesting... like, "There were four hot naked chicks having sex in a convertable nearby that I happened...
Forum: The Garage 06-25-2009, 07:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,044
Posted By ion
When are they due to get out of the hospital, so...

When are they due to get out of the hospital, so you can break some more bones?

pop a grinding stone in the dremel or grab your favorite file and make a nice new end on the lever. and grab a...
Forum: The Garage 06-24-2009, 10:30 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 8,028
Posted By ion
ah luvs teh intrawebs 4 desimating (sic)...

ah luvs teh intrawebs 4 desimating (sic) in4mashun! :clap
Forum: The Garage 06-24-2009, 09:54 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 8,028
Posted By ion
trust me, it applies. I could write up the...

trust me, it applies. I could write up the greatest prose to ever describe the meaning of life and our place in the Universe, and it would bomb like Nixon's business on account of the spelling alone....
Forum: The Garage 06-24-2009, 09:12 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 8,028
Posted By ion
OOOOOoooooooh, that's cold. and accurate. how...

OOOOOoooooooh, that's cold. and accurate. how embarrassing for me.
Forum: The Garage 06-24-2009, 04:16 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 8,028
Posted By ion
Yeah, I'm pretty sure whatever the hell oil...

Yeah, I'm pretty sure whatever the hell oil you're using is wrong, too. :P
Forum: The Garage 06-24-2009, 03:04 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 8,028
Posted By ion
best brake fluid thread evAr! the addition...

best brake fluid thread evAr!

the addition of a few pages of narwhals would compliment nicely.
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2009, 02:28 PM
Replies: 10,954
Views: 1,557,904
Posted By ion
New XR650R owner here. I traded my 97 VFR750 with...

New XR650R owner here. I traded my 97 VFR750 with 50,000 miles on her for a 2000 model XRR with ~4400 miles. She's currently stripped down in my man cave getting cleaned / inspected / lubed. Looks...
Forum: The Garage 06-24-2009, 12:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,098
Posted By ion
depends on how you like to ride, really. I've got...

depends on how you like to ride, really. I've got a 73 RD350 that is in great stock shape, but you know what? I hate riding it.

I demand precision braking that old materials and technology just...
Forum: The Garage 06-24-2009, 11:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,386
Posted By ion
actually, you were turning counterclockwise when...

actually, you were turning counterclockwise when it binded and broke, correct? So by my oft-dumbass logic, if you turn clockwise (i.e. with a normal drill bit) it will unbind and all will be well...
Forum: The Garage 06-24-2009, 10:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,386
Posted By ion
I've had similar situation, and did sort of what...

I've had similar situation, and did sort of what WOS described, using small bits to make a hole in center, followed by EZ out to break it loose. As I recall, I broke several small bits on the hard...
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