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Forum: Old's Cool Today, 03:08 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,896
Posted By Strong Bad
Pardon me, but is that clutch stack height...

Pardon me, but is that clutch stack height correct? Shouldn't the top of the plate stack be basically flush with the teeth on the hub? Looks to me that the stack is about 0.030 to 0.040 shy. I'm...
Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 09:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 346
Posted By Strong Bad
Simply put you want to keep honest people honest....

Simply put you want to keep honest people honest. I use a padlock in the disc which keeps it from getting pushed away. This works esp. well on big heavy adventure bikes.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-26-2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 472
Posted By Strong Bad
Taps & dies are used for cutting new threads, if...

Taps & dies are used for cutting new threads, if you are repairing existing threads you should use a thread "chaser" or forming tap. You don't want to remove any additional material you want to put...
Forum: Hacks 05-25-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 342
Posted By Strong Bad
Thanks for posting that! I saw Doug at the 2...

Thanks for posting that!

I saw Doug at the 2 stroke Extravaganza over at Hansen Dam a few weeks ago, he mentioned he was going to do his Griffith Park Rally again. I thought that was really great...
Forum: Americas 05-25-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 783
Posted By Strong Bad
Dude, you keep aiming for the most crowded...

Dude, you keep aiming for the most crowded tourist spots in the country. Don't go towards Yellowstone or Jackson, go north to Glacier. Unless you want to ride in RV traffic jams.
Forum: Americas 05-24-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 783
Posted By Strong Bad
Go to Yosemite, 10 Gazillion tourists can't be...

Go to Yosemite, 10 Gazillion tourists can't be wrong! :lol3

Blue Mule has the best idea, AND it is closer, AND you won't have to cross any 115 degree deserts for a full day to get there either!
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-23-2015, 09:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 334
Posted By Strong Bad
Gar = Garmin? My Garmin Montana 600 uses...

Gar = Garmin?

My Garmin Montana 600 uses degrees, minuets and decimal minuets as the standard setting. The same setting can be used everywhere in the world. It is not uncommon for some systems...
Forum: Hacks 05-22-2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,167
Posted By Strong Bad
A proportioning valve is the only way to fix it...

A proportioning valve is the only way to fix it if you want to keep using only one master cylinder as different calipers on the same master cylinder are going to be problematic. Or add a 2nd master...
Forum: Hacks 05-22-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 332
Posted By Strong Bad
My advice is to back down on some of the meds,...

My advice is to back down on some of the meds, slow down, take a deep breath, and try to get to the frigg'n point in as few words as possible.:lol3
Forum: Americas 05-20-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 553
Posted By Strong Bad
On your way south, shoot me a PM. We are just...

On your way south, shoot me a PM. We are just north of LA in Ventura County. You are welcome to stay here before crossing into Baja and I could share a lot more of what I've learned over the years...
Forum: Equipment 05-20-2015, 10:59 AM
Replies: 7,317
Views: 2,996,965
Posted By Strong Bad
Sorry you feel like you are being beat down, I...

Sorry you feel like you are being beat down, I guess you are just a sensitive kind of guy.:lol3

My camping set up on the rig:
...
Forum: Americas 05-20-2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 553
Posted By Strong Bad
I believe that the electric trim option uses the...

I believe that the electric trim option uses the additional brace. In addition to the additional brace, the "kit" uses 0.120 wall tubing rather than 0.090. I would call DMC to make sure,...
Forum: Americas 05-19-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 553
Posted By Strong Bad
Thanks! Actually the first pic is my favorite as...

Thanks! Actually the first pic is my favorite as it shows the Powder River Range some 150 miles off in the distance and there is NOTHING but one of most bitchen dirt roads winding across the country...
Forum: Americas 05-19-2015, 07:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 553
Posted By Strong Bad
Make sure you have the strengthened shock tower...

Make sure you have the strengthened shock tower on your DMC. We found out too late that they had a "kit" to prevent this before we left on our trip:
...
Forum: Vendors 05-19-2015, 06:51 PM
Replies: 2,397
Views: 372,852
Posted By Strong Bad
A 3d printed part will not last long at all. The...

A 3d printed part will not last long at all. The plastic degrades too rapidly to make useful parts. Best to just do desk art and kewl toys with your 3d plastic printed stuff. Selective laser...
Forum: Equipment 05-19-2015, 04:33 PM
Replies: 7,317
Views: 2,996,965
Posted By Strong Bad
Nah, didn't need one, when you are leading there...

Nah, didn't need one, when you are leading there is no dust!

BTW, the stuff that is potentially harmful (i.e. the stuff you lungs have trouble coping with) is much smaller size than those masks...
Forum: Equipment 05-19-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 7,317
Views: 2,996,965
Posted By Strong Bad
Unless the dust has specific naturally occurring...

Unless the dust has specific naturally occurring toxic or carcinogenic components (like asbestos or arsenic) breathing dust in rather short term exposures is not going to be detrimental to your...
Forum: Americas 05-19-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 553
Posted By Strong Bad
Yes, all except for that section from below...

Yes, all except for that section from below Gonzaga to Laguna Chappala are paved. I've been riding and racing in Baja since 1969. I specifically didn't mention other "special" places that would be...
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2015, 12:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 380
Posted By Strong Bad
No, not that will last more than an hour or so...

No, not that will last more than an hour or so and make fixing it properly even harder to do once you've contaminated the crack with epoxy. The exhaust gases escaping through the crack are already...
Forum: Racing 05-19-2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,398
Posted By Strong Bad
Really, while you raise some good points, it has...

Really, while you raise some good points, it has nothing to do with Honda Japan's marketing plans/dogma. "CR is for motocross and the XR is for off road" was what was coming out of Japan. American...
Forum: Americas 05-19-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 553
Posted By Strong Bad
After coming out to Hwy 1 from Gonzaga/Coco's...

After coming out to Hwy 1 from Gonzaga/Coco's Corner at Laguna Chappla it is paved all the way into Bay of LA.

Bay of LA is a must
San Ignacio is a must (stop at the ice cream shop in the plaza...
Forum: Racing 05-18-2015, 05:27 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,398
Posted By Strong Bad
IF Honda (Japan) would have let Honda (American)...

IF Honda (Japan) would have let Honda (American) develop & race a CR500 for the desert & Baja, they would have had a much better chance. Honda's dogma of CR in motocross and XR for off road showed...
Forum: Americas 05-18-2015, 11:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 296
Posted By Strong Bad
Oh, you mean this linky? http://gwt.org/ ...

Oh, you mean this linky?

http://gwt.org/

Yeah, it kinda sux compared to the forum link I gave.


BTW, Countdown has this thread going and has a boat load of GPS tracks all over the area at...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-18-2015, 11:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 218
Posted By Strong Bad
For the last 30 years I have travel up 93 through...

For the last 30 years I have travel up 93 through Twin Falls on the average of twice a year. Fuel is not an issue.

Hwy 6 does not go to Crystal Springs, instead you go down hwy 6 to Hwy 318...
Forum: Americas 05-18-2015, 10:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 296
Posted By Strong Bad
Google Great Western Trail and whoda thunk?:D ...

Google Great Western Trail and whoda thunk?:D

http://www.greatwesterntrail.org/forum/
Forum: Hacks 05-18-2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 915
Views: 106,499
Posted By Strong Bad
This is THE best sig line EVER!!! Is it a quote...

This is THE best sig line EVER!!! Is it a quote from Bill Murray??
Forum: Latin America 05-14-2015, 04:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,119
Posted By Strong Bad
http://www.cycleworld.com/2015/05/12/2016-honda-cr...

http://www.cycleworld.com/2015/05/12/2016-honda-crf1000l-africa-twin-arrives-early-next-year/
Forum: Latin America 05-14-2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,281
Posted By Strong Bad
Take the old jet with your, just in case!

Take the old jet with your, just in case!
Forum: Trip Planning 05-13-2015, 09:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,680
Posted By Strong Bad
I tried Furkot, but yesterday I tried Mappite and...

I tried Furkot, but yesterday I tried Mappite and found it MUCH easier to use!

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1055040
Forum: Racing 05-13-2015, 08:53 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,398
Posted By Strong Bad
Here is one of the Al Baker Long Beach Honda...

Here is one of the Al Baker Long Beach Honda bikes with a CJ frame:

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a352/Chase2/Al%20Baker_zpsdanz7vrn.jpg...
Forum: Hacks 05-12-2015, 05:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,167
Posted By Strong Bad
Naw, I got a bit of concrete in the garage that...

Naw, I got a bit of concrete in the garage that needs holding down.
Forum: Trip Planning 05-12-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,535
Posted By Strong Bad
Super sweet and easy to use! With the recent...

Super sweet and easy to use! With the recent changes to Google Maps I've been looking for something this easy to plan my routes and convert to GPX. Thanks for your effort & sharing this!
Forum: Hacks 05-12-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,167
Posted By Strong Bad
Give me 5 bucks and I'll take that worthless...

Give me 5 bucks and I'll take that worthless Indian POS off yer hands, if you truly feel that way about it!:D
Forum: Old's Cool 05-12-2015, 02:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,776
Posted By Strong Bad
Well crap!!! I guess I wasn't doing anything for...

Well crap!!! I guess I wasn't doing anything for the next couple of hours anyway! Thanks a lot!
Forum: Americas 05-12-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 475
Posted By Strong Bad
Info for the Continental Divide Ride as well as...

Info for the Continental Divide Ride as well as GPS tracks can be found here:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=619934

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=108842
...
Forum: Hacks 05-12-2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,510
Posted By Strong Bad
After traveling through New Mexico doing the CDR...

After traveling through New Mexico doing the CDR last year, I found New Mexico to be one of the best kept secrets in the US!! And yes, it does get pretty frigg'n remote, but damn, it is beautiful!!!...
Forum: Racing 05-12-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,398
Posted By Strong Bad
Nope, not even close, it is like Scooterman said:...

Nope, not even close, it is like Scooterman said:



Many of the factory "Works" bikes didn't even have VIN numbers when they came from overseas and were destroyed when the bike had out lasted...
Forum: Hacks 05-11-2015, 03:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,510
Posted By Strong Bad
Indeed the biggest problem is keeping a good tube...

Indeed the biggest problem is keeping a good tube of glue in the tool kit. I put a small bit of plastic tube (fuel line) over the pointy ends of the tools for safety.
Forum: Hacks 05-11-2015, 08:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,510
Posted By Strong Bad
According to DMC your wheels/tires are tubeless. ...

According to DMC your wheels/tires are tubeless. The higher grade tubeless valve stems commonly have lock nuts.

Being tubeless I wouldn't bother carrying all of the spare stuff to install a new...
Forum: Hacks 05-11-2015, 08:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,510
Posted By Strong Bad
Works great to seat the bead, problem is, how...

Works great to seat the bead, problem is, how many of us carry a can of ether around with us these days?
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