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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 03:16 AM
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Posted By Ever Onward
Beautiful Kavanaugh ! Going to the sun road...

Beautiful Kavanaugh !

Going to the sun road is a EPIC stretch of tarmac !!!! How was the snowpack up top ? Some years it was barely open at this time ! :eek1


God, I miss Montana and...
Forum: Road Warriors 07-02-2015, 05:28 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 33,611
Posted By Ever Onward
Cant say for sure on that one, but I wouldnt...

Cant say for sure on that one, but I wouldnt doubt it if it was well maintained.

I have seen a few F3's in the 100,000 mile range......usually cosmetically poor, but if you used good oil and...
Forum: Equipment 07-02-2015, 05:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 750
Posted By Ever Onward
Keep the ideas coming guy's ! Olympia wont...

Keep the ideas coming guy's !

Olympia wont work......I hate small pencil neck collars. Actually, only Joe Rocket, and Tourmaster seem to have a nice roomy, lower cut neck shape......this is a...
Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2015, 07:28 PM
Replies: 111,180
Views: 22,594,685
Posted By Ever Onward
Could it be your twisting the throttle grip extra...

Could it be your twisting the throttle grip extra hard in a futile attempt to get it to perform more like your KTM ? :wink: :lol3
Forum: Equipment 06-29-2015, 08:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 750
Posted By Ever Onward
I should point out......no trustifarian priced...

I should point out......no trustifarian priced stuff.

Just good middle of the road price level,...a good bang for the buck.
Forum: Equipment 06-29-2015, 08:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,076
Posted By Ever Onward
This ^^^^^^^^^ And I will add, ANY...

This ^^^^^^^^^




And I will add, ANY plastic of any kind has a limited shelf life. Be it a polyester resin in the outer shell, or expanded foam on the inner.

They all degrade with age,...
Forum: Equipment 06-29-2015, 06:25 AM
Replies: 439
Views: 72,912
Posted By Ever Onward
Any improvements lately from a year or two ago ??...

Any improvements lately from a year or two ago ??

I like the cut of the shape, pad was great......but.......waistband was too weak , needed a little more elastic action........

And the big...
Forum: 2 smokers 06-29-2015, 06:15 AM
Replies: 1,365
Views: 400,588
Posted By Ever Onward
Looks like a Rotax inline twin from a vintage...

Looks like a Rotax inline twin from a vintage Armstrong Roadracer ??

Gotta little bit of a difficult chain pull angle going there !!! :huh

Love the late model Can-Am's above it !
Forum: Equipment 06-29-2015, 05:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 750
Posted By Ever Onward
Which mesh pants & jacket ??

Just cant decide !

Debateing the pro's and cons of all the common manufactures current and last years closeout gear.

Dont like real baggy, flappy fitting pants......I need a 32 waist, but only...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-28-2015, 05:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 546
Posted By Ever Onward
Having ridden one......you would be well off to...

Having ridden one......you would be well off to ride a Ninja 250 for comparison.

You may find the Kawi far more capeable, and around the same price.
Forum: Road Warriors 06-27-2015, 04:52 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 33,611
Posted By Ever Onward
Although many folks feel a 600 sportbike is to...

Although many folks feel a 600 sportbike is to small........I gotta say, I loved my F3 for sport touring.

Both the F2 and F3 have better, more relaxed ergonomics than the F4 and newer for distance...
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2015, 04:49 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,467
Posted By Ever Onward
Now your thinking. Single track and heavy...

Now your thinking.

Single track and heavy bikes can be done.....but WHY ? :huh

Find a guy with a nice 2 stroke and let her ride it a while. Once you spend a little time on a 300 pound or less...
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,467
Posted By Ever Onward
DR 650 is around 400 pounds wet. If you drop it...

DR 650 is around 400 pounds wet. If you drop it and it pins your leg under it, it would take all the energy a strong 170 pound man can muster to free oneself.

Not very nimble in singletrack...
Forum: 2 smokers 05-31-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 1,365
Views: 400,588
Posted By Ever Onward
Here's one I built a while back. 250...

Here's one I built a while back.

250 graphics on a 350. Allways fooled a ton of folks just how potent that "Little 250" was ! :lol3



...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-30-2015, 11:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,686
Posted By Ever Onward
Its been a ongoing trend with all roundcase 750's...

Its been a ongoing trend with all roundcase 750's for some time.

With the exception of the slump a few years back, its a steady climb for all bevel drives. The SS got the jump on all the others...
Forum: 2 smokers 05-30-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 1,365
Views: 400,588
Posted By Ever Onward
Any more pics of that Coventry Eagle ? Thats...

Any more pics of that Coventry Eagle ?

Thats a work of art ! :clap
Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 111,180
Views: 22,594,685
Posted By Ever Onward
Got it chief ! I will leave the space open...

Got it chief !

I will leave the space open for your amazing words of wisdom and your incredible decades of expertise.........lord knows you have given valuable info for the last few months ! :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2015, 05:09 AM
Replies: 111,180
Views: 22,594,685
Posted By Ever Onward
Wrong ! Depends on how the engine and...

Wrong !

Depends on how the engine and chassis are built.....and mine in the ghia redlines at 7K, gets driven hard and has no issues at 90k so far.

I have built a half dozen that redline over...
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2015, 05:25 AM
Replies: 111,180
Views: 22,594,685
Posted By Ever Onward
Kinda ! But the DR is much better at the off...

Kinda !

But the DR is much better at the off road sections.
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2015, 05:14 AM
Replies: 111,180
Views: 22,594,685
Posted By Ever Onward
My intent is not to fuel any arguements on oil,...

My intent is not to fuel any arguements on oil, and I refuse to argue the subject.

I just wanted to add the factor of heat management into the equation.

On a aircooled engine, its far less...
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2015, 04:23 AM
Replies: 111,180
Views: 22,594,685
Posted By Ever Onward
Like I said, I cant explain why. I personally...

Like I said, I cant explain why. I personally built the 100HP twin carb engine in that Ghia. I ran it on mineral break in oil and then later more mineral for 20k.

I then switched to full...
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2015, 03:35 AM
Replies: 111,180
Views: 22,594,685
Posted By Ever Onward
Well, since Berg was brave enough to open the...

Well, since Berg was brave enough to open the reoccuring can of worms............

Dare I mention the tests I saw from the 90's by guys who were running oil sump temp probes in hotrod aircooled...
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2015, 03:21 AM
Replies: 111,180
Views: 22,594,685
Posted By Ever Onward
Holy crap ! Im NOT alone ! :lol3 ...

Holy crap ! Im NOT alone ! :lol3


Now I gotta wonder if I am the very last guy who navigates by the sun, map, and compass ! :evil
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 111,180
Views: 22,594,685
Posted By Ever Onward
+1 Same here. And if I go back to...

+1 Same here.


And if I go back to totally stock gearing and easily cruise backroad pavement at 55 MPH with steadyish throttle......I can get 62 MPG at 1500 feet of elevation.
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 111,180
Views: 22,594,685
Posted By Ever Onward
Shell Rotella is $ 14 a GALLON. Boutique...

Shell Rotella is $ 14 a GALLON.

Boutique oils are $ 14 a QUART.

The DR is a low reving, over engineered tractor. It not a new Kawi H2R.


If you changed your oil 3 times more often with the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2015, 04:42 AM
Replies: 111,180
Views: 22,594,685
Posted By Ever Onward
Im kinda surprised you didnt quit and go back to...

Im kinda surprised you didnt quit and go back to a Harley once the starter squeaked ! :lol3


Maybe a 60's Triumph scrambler would be less troublesome ? :evil
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2015, 07:26 PM
Replies: 111,180
Views: 22,594,685
Posted By Ever Onward
+1 on bad starter. The squark is more than...

+1 on bad starter. The squark is more than typical, and it has a continuous worn grinding sound that sounds like more than just a dry end cap.

Time for a complete teardown and inspection.
Forum: 2 smokers 05-11-2015, 07:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,490
Posted By Ever Onward
Didnt know J&L made Buffalo pipes ? :clap ...

Didnt know J&L made Buffalo pipes ? :clap

Gotta ask the price, and wonder how they compare to old school Ocelot or Bassanni's. Looks like limited cornering clearance like all 750...
Forum: Thumpers 05-08-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 111,180
Views: 22,594,685
Posted By Ever Onward
EXACTLY ! There is no way in hell I would...

EXACTLY !


There is no way in hell I would EVER pay the price of a new bike unless I uncrated, and built it myself ! :evil
Forum: Thumpers 05-08-2015, 06:26 AM
Replies: 111,180
Views: 22,594,685
Posted By Ever Onward
True.........the $ 2K dude was in the late...

True.........the $ 2K dude was in the late 70's.........believe me, I have seen it all......I started wrenching in '77. Glad to be mostly done with service bay duty now. The things I have seen in...
Forum: Thumpers 05-08-2015, 06:19 AM
Replies: 111,180
Views: 22,594,685
Posted By Ever Onward
This may be the point in your DR Luvfest where ya...

This may be the point in your DR Luvfest where ya find a buddy helper, then test your ability to crawl out from under it when it pins your right knee under the muffler and the dirt. I was really...
Forum: Thumpers 05-08-2015, 05:25 AM
Replies: 111,180
Views: 22,594,685
Posted By Ever Onward
Correct.......the internal engine work was given...

Correct.......the internal engine work was given to the 19 year old who just graduated from MMI with a "D" average, and a $ 2k credit line from the Snap-On guy. :rofl
Forum: Thumpers 05-08-2015, 03:59 AM
Replies: 111,180
Views: 22,594,685
Posted By Ever Onward
Ever work at a dealership where they have the 17...

Ever work at a dealership where they have the 17 year old noobie uncrate and set up the new bikes for delivery ??? :lol3

The shit I saw from 2 mechanics stalls over was astounding ! :huh
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2015, 05:20 PM
Replies: 111,180
Views: 22,594,685
Posted By Ever Onward
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Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2015, 06:55 AM
Replies: 111,180
Views: 22,594,685
Posted By Ever Onward
Yep, at 3k when I did mine, the primary nut had...

Yep, at 3k when I did mine, the primary nut had maybe 3 pounds of torque at most.

The NSU screws were just snug, but to think what happens if the primary nut comes loose.........:eek1
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2015, 04:42 AM
Replies: 111,180
Views: 22,594,685
Posted By Ever Onward
Torque the primary drive gear nut while you are...

Torque the primary drive gear nut while you are in there.
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2015, 05:09 AM
Replies: 111,180
Views: 22,594,685
Posted By Ever Onward
Be aware when lowering the bike, you lose ground...

Be aware when lowering the bike, you lose ground clearance. Might be a issue off road. Better to use a "lowered seat". I doubt you would be able to flat foot it unless you have long legs. Give it...
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2015, 05:02 AM
Replies: 111,180
Views: 22,594,685
Posted By Ever Onward
+ 1 And if you keep everything entirely...

+ 1

And if you keep everything entirely stock, the only adjustment you may need to do at the highest altitudes is to temporaraly remove the airbox side cover. Might not even need to do that till...
Forum: Road Warriors 04-23-2015, 04:52 AM
Replies: 3,852
Views: 1,064,300
Posted By Ever Onward
'94 Rothmans NSR 250. ...

'94 Rothmans NSR 250.



http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/250tzr/Motorbikes/bikepics-2112713-800_zpsm8ahm6jy.jpg
Forum: Road Warriors 04-22-2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,408
Posted By Ever Onward
Any chance that track is called NTA nature trail...

Any chance that track is called NTA nature trail ? :evil



http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p117/250tzr/Missoula%20NTA%20Bikes/20080708_NT_26_zpspnsnkzbf.jpg
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