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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 09:54 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,494
Posted By TwilightZone
>"How about a new Bonneville?" IMHO: Legacy...

>"How about a new Bonneville?"

IMHO: Legacy bike... made for 150 mile trips. Very cramped.
A big trip on one would be a nightmare.
Forum: Equipment 04-24-2015, 07:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,121
Posted By TwilightZone
I have purchased multiple items from them via...

I have purchased multiple items from them via their Amazon front.
No issues. Parts came as ordered and on time.
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2015, 12:13 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 8,172
Posted By TwilightZone
>"Modded WRR can do 100% what an EXC can, with...

>"Modded WRR can do 100% what an EXC can, with 95% sophistication."

I have a WR250R and a KTM 500 EXC.

If the going gets 'rough' the KTM is hands-down the winner.
Torque is king, suspension...
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2015, 11:17 AM
Replies: 48,782
Views: 10,108,286
Posted By TwilightZone
>"BTDT. I managed to fix it with a plastic elbow...

>"BTDT. I managed to fix it with a plastic elbow and some JB weld."

If the fuel pump output breaks... you will have er... LOTS... of gas on the bike.
IMHO: Don't think I'd recommend that. Bike...
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 9,063
Views: 1,903,278
Posted By TwilightZone
>"agreed I am on same page I have a 5.3 gallon...

>"agreed I am on same page I have a 5.3 gallon tank and I refuse to mount it.

... I was Not going down that path of adding a big heavy larger capacity gas tank."

Er... so... why not just put...
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 48,782
Views: 10,108,286
Posted By TwilightZone
>"I can't get it to sit tight, it all goes loose...

>"I can't get it to sit tight, it all goes loose when I try doing just the smallest adjustment"

What are you using to tighten the mount ?
I typically use a channel-lock pliers.
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2015, 05:49 PM
Replies: 48,782
Views: 10,108,286
Posted By TwilightZone
>"Thanks for all the feedback. Is the consensus...

>"Thanks for all the feedback. Is the consensus that the Wolfman rack can handle 1gal Rotopax can and soft luggage for the long haul? "

It works fine for me... had that combination for a couple...
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2015, 06:30 PM
Replies: 48,782
Views: 10,108,286
Posted By TwilightZone
>"those look nice, seems they don't have a 47...

>"those look nice, seems they don't have a 47 tooth though maybe I will try out a 48 tooth."

I run 14 x 51...
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 48,782
Views: 10,108,286
Posted By TwilightZone
Renthal Twin-Ring Sprocket. Steel over...

Renthal Twin-Ring Sprocket. Steel over Aluminum. $78.
...
Forum: Racing 04-19-2015, 08:11 AM
Replies: 2,051
Views: 141,410
Posted By TwilightZone
>"Anybody else miss the first 250 heat and part...

>"Anybody else miss the first 250 heat and part of number 2 because FS1 fucking played the end of a fucking baseball game?"

Direct TV Network showed the start of the races on FOX-2... then...
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2015, 09:08 AM
Replies: 48,782
Views: 10,108,286
Posted By TwilightZone
>" The rain thing is also a concern. I got...

>" The rain thing is also a concern. I got caught in the rain for three days in Colorado last year"

Most good seats will have a plastic under-layment on the seat to prevent water intrusion to the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 9,063
Views: 1,903,278
Posted By TwilightZone
>"What about the 14/52 combo...smack between the...

>"What about the 14/52 combo...smack between the 13/50 and 14/50."

14x52... IMHO: Lotsa RPM on the top end for dual sport.

I can run 70+ with my 14x49... but I won't hold that rpm for very...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-16-2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 8,358
Views: 8,138,866
Posted By TwilightZone
Where's your wife? That's a fashion model. ...

Where's your wife? That's a fashion model. :wink:

http://trendinvestor.smugmug.com/Family/My-wife-Annushka/i-D6VW9pK/0/L/Copy%20of%20STA60128-L.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 9,063
Views: 1,903,278
Posted By TwilightZone
>"14/50 would cover all your bases and you can...

>"14/50 would cover all your bases and you can optionally go 13/50 for the tight stuff"

Yup. 48 to 50 tooth on the back.

Vary the front sprocket.

15 - Street
14 - Dual Sport
13 - Trail
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2015, 10:37 AM
Replies: 48,782
Views: 10,108,286
Posted By TwilightZone
>"Any seating ideas? Advice?" Seat Concepts....

>"Any seating ideas? Advice?"

Seat Concepts. Works !
Forum: Racing 04-13-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 2,051
Views: 141,410
Posted By TwilightZone
>"so both west and 450 titles are wrapped up. I...

>"so both west and 450 titles are wrapped up. I wonder how attendance at Santa Clara will be."

Yeah, bought tickets early on for that one... dammit, championships sewn up,
I guess we will watch...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-06-2015, 07:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 614
Posted By TwilightZone
>"... wake you up like the deer back home where I...

>"... wake you up like the deer back home where I am?"

Mostly no. Not many deer in Death Valley... or I guess, most anything.
Up in the mountains, there are some critters.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-04-2015, 12:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 614
Posted By TwilightZone
>"Out of curiosity how long would Titus canyon...

>"Out of curiosity how long would Titus canyon road take at leisurely 'I don't want to crash' pace?"

Well, it's 27 miles... I guess 1 to 1-1/2 hour if you were in a hurry...
maybe 2 hours if you...
Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2015, 09:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 509
Posted By TwilightZone
>"I just force this valve to stay open for the...

>"I just force this valve to stay open for the test?"

Which valve... the one on the air box or the one on the pipe?

On the pipe the EXUP valve stays 'open' by default.
Air box you could prop...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-03-2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 468
Posted By TwilightZone
>"I'll be on a KTM 500 EXC with knobbies." ...

>"I'll be on a KTM 500 EXC with knobbies."

What's your fuel range ?
Fuel range in Death Valley pretty much determines what 'routes' you take.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-03-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 614
Posted By TwilightZone
Las Vegas - 95 Beatty - Ryholite - Titus...

Las Vegas - 95
Beatty -
Ryholite -
Titus Canyon -
Scottys Castle -
Rte 266 to Big Pine/Lone Pine (overnight).

Lone Pine
Keeler
Cerro Gordo
Forum: Thumpers 04-03-2015, 07:47 AM
Replies: 48,782
Views: 10,108,286
Posted By TwilightZone
>"Can anyone recommend a good quality foot gear...

>"Can anyone recommend a good quality foot gear shift lever?"

'Driven' shift lever. Dunno about UK availability though.

http://www.solomotoparts.com/Driven-Shift-Lever-for-WR250R-X-08-14/
Forum: Equipment 04-02-2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,227
Posted By TwilightZone
Happy with these boots... ...

Happy with these boots...

http://www.bikebandit.com/riding-gear-and-accessories/motorcycle-footwear/motorcycle-boots/alpinestars-scout-waterproof-motorcycle-boots?
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 71,270
Posted By TwilightZone
>"So who's still rolling on these original...

>"So who's still rolling on these original forks?"

I replaced the right hand side lower leg... (seems like it is the primary
break point)... but still have the original left leg. 2003... 31,000...
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 48,782
Views: 10,108,286
Posted By TwilightZone
>"Any suggestions for what rim, & where to get?" ...

>"Any suggestions for what rim, & where to get?"

I laced up a new Excel rim on mine... if you go slow and pay attention,
the lacing and truing process is not too bad.
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2015, 06:09 PM
Replies: 48,782
Views: 10,108,286
Posted By TwilightZone
>"But video from a few years ago shows sporadic...

>"But video from a few years ago shows sporadic operation if it..contrary to theory behind it."

It is only closed when the ECU is wanting torque.
It moves pretty quick. (I saw the video a long...
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2015, 05:06 PM
Replies: 48,782
Views: 10,108,286
Posted By TwilightZone
>"Has anyone from Yamaha engineering ever...

>"Has anyone from Yamaha engineering ever divulged real info?"

The EXUP valve is on several Yamaha motorcycles.
Later copied by Suzuki and Honda.

To provide better low end torque.
...
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 48,782
Views: 10,108,286
Posted By TwilightZone
>"There is no video / manual where you teach to...

>"There is no video / manual where you teach to replace the muffler in WR250R?"

Remove the cover over the EXUP valve on the muffler. ( 2 bolts)
Remove the 2 cables from both ends of the system...
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 48,782
Views: 10,108,286
Posted By TwilightZone
>"You can also make your own from an on line...

>"You can also make your own from an on line circuit diagram and a few basic electronic components."

Takes a 10K resistor between two terminals on the cable end.
Radio Shack = 1/4 watt 10K...
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2015, 08:05 AM
Replies: 48,782
Views: 10,108,286
Posted By TwilightZone
>"The shop looked at it today, and they are now...

>"The shop looked at it today, and they are now telling me that it will take $1,000 to fix. This includes replacing "cam shaft 1 and 2", "valve lifters", and all the associated gaskets, oil, etc....
Forum: Racing 03-31-2015, 07:26 AM
Replies: 2,051
Views: 141,410
Posted By TwilightZone
April 1st is tomorrow.

April 1st is tomorrow.
Forum: Ride reports 03-31-2015, 07:10 AM
Replies: 2,862
Views: 1,557,621
Posted By TwilightZone
>"*sigh* So here we are in the freakin' Sahara ...

>"*sigh* So here we are in the freakin' Sahara desert. Supposedly one of the driest places on earth. And we've brought rain with us..."

I think you should come to California... they can use you...
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2015, 06:00 PM
Replies: 48,782
Views: 10,108,286
Posted By TwilightZone
>"Well, here's my TDC. I don't think that's...

>"Well, here's my TDC. I don't think that's right."

IMHO: Stick a pencil (or something) down in the spark plug hole.
You can then roll the crank back and forth.
Make sure you're at tdc on the...
Forum: Racing 03-30-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 2,051
Views: 141,410
Posted By TwilightZone
>"watch the video, the rear wheel never stops...

>"watch the video, the rear wheel never stops spinning"

To me it looks like the rear suspension 'collapsed' on landing from the jump.
Either way, he's damn lucky that he didn't get hurt.
Forum: Racing 03-28-2015, 07:26 PM
Replies: 2,051
Views: 141,410
Posted By TwilightZone
>"I wonder if Toyota gets a bulk discount on all...

>"I wonder if Toyota gets a bulk discount on all the ad time they buy. :hmmmmm"

Good god... 'Again ?' The commercial was funny once, maybe twice.
Beyond that... 'Again ?' f/n I'm leaving the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 9,063
Views: 1,903,278
Posted By TwilightZone
Clutch Rubbers - 71 hours.

Pulled the clutch today... took a look at the shock er... 'rubbers'.

Rubbers were good, no play between the clutch baskets.
71 hrs of mostly 'dual sport' riding / the bike is 1yr 3 months old.. ...
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 48,782
Views: 10,108,286
Posted By TwilightZone
>"Couldn't finagle the starter out of there....

>"Couldn't finagle the starter out of there. trust me, I tried. For a while."

2 bolts. The starter pulls 'directly' out.
Just turn it about a bit and let it lie there.
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2015, 11:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,396
Posted By TwilightZone
>"can't find a rear tire that's 120/80. I found a...

>"can't find a rear tire that's 120/80. I found a 4.10/18; will the size difference do anything other than increase the height?"

4.10x18 is a bit smaller than a 120/80.
'Old style sizes' you want...
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 48,782
Views: 10,108,286
Posted By TwilightZone
>"Edit. I did manage with the starter swiveled...

>"Edit. I did manage with the starter swiveled but it took nearly as long to do as it would have to remove I think."

Eh? Easy. Loosen two bolts and move the starter.
IMHO: Better than having to...
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2015, 04:51 PM
Replies: 48,782
Views: 10,108,286
Posted By TwilightZone
>"different lowering of the forks from 10 to...

>"different lowering of the forks from 10 to almost 20 mm after having lowered the rear.."

15 mm or so... 5/8" is pretty standard.
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