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Forum: The Garage 08-15-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,730
Posted By Paul_B
The Motorcycle Suspension Bible by Race Tech is...

The Motorcycle Suspension Bible by Race Tech is full of great information.

Explains everything from basic suspension theory to how to rebuild the components yourself. I had a little trouble...
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,136
Posted By Paul_B
I use a SW'd bolt to hold the shift lever on my...

I use a SW'd bolt to hold the shift lever on my son's KTM. I tried to drill the OEM hex head bolt (in a vise on a drill press) and it was too much of a PITA, couldn't do it. I just used a SS SHCS...
Forum: The Garage 07-19-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,561
Posted By Paul_B
This thread reminds me of a "free" tire mounting...

This thread reminds me of a "free" tire mounting I got from a local dealer in Enfield, Ct a few years ago. The mounting was "free" because the tire I bought was over $100 or something like that.
...
Forum: The Garage 07-19-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 605
Posted By Paul_B
I've never bought into the strict rule of always...

I've never bought into the strict rule of always changing everything together.

Evaluate the condition of your components and make a decision accordingly.

As far as if the current chain will...
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,444
Posted By Paul_B
I like that idea. I'm imagining the tube...

I like that idea.

I'm imagining the tube (held just tightly enough that you can adjust the depth if needed) in a small flat block of wood. Set the block on top of the tube and spray. Sort of...
Forum: The Garage 07-11-2014, 04:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,639
Posted By Paul_B
Wow, that's quite a story and ordeal to get a...

Wow, that's quite a story and ordeal to get a replacement chain and sprockets.

It's kind of ironic that the aftermarket chain guard was the cause of all this.
Forum: The Garage 07-07-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 842
Posted By Paul_B
I'd remove the plate, and try to remove it with a...

I'd remove the plate, and try to remove it with a pair of needle nose pliers, or tap it out backwards with a punch or chisel like mentioned above.

If that doesn't work, drill it and use one of...
Forum: The Garage 07-01-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 659
Posted By Paul_B
I use No-Toil filter oil and wash them with...

I use No-Toil filter oil and wash them with Oxy-clean. Gently.....

When I've gotten a small glue seam split I've had good luck fixing it with clear GE silicone. Clean, let dry, spread a little...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-27-2014, 04:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,574
Posted By Paul_B
I was on the phone with Garmin tech support for...

I was on the phone with Garmin tech support for almost an hour Wednesday afternoon, he was very helpful and got everything installed. I believe this is what he did.

Even though the Garmin...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-26-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 417
Views: 21,924
Posted By Paul_B
I noticed that sign last Saturday, I haven't seen...

I noticed that sign last Saturday, I haven't seen it before. I always used that path to go either way, up or down. It's not like theres a lot of traffic.

BTW, the trails were PERFECT last...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-24-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,574
Posted By Paul_B
I'm having this problem also, "Garmin map Updater...

I'm having this problem also, "Garmin map Updater has stopped working".

This is the first I've heard of the Garmin Express software, where do you get it. I don't remember seeing on the Garmin...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-20-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 417
Views: 21,924
Posted By Paul_B
200xc, at an old guy c-rider pace. I'm going...

200xc, at an old guy c-rider pace.

I'm going to try to get there early so i can get home and pack, J-Day on sunday.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-20-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 417
Views: 21,924
Posted By Paul_B
I'll be there tomorrow morning, haven't been...

I'll be there tomorrow morning, haven't been there yet this year, looking forward to it.
Forum: The Garage 06-12-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,466
Posted By Paul_B
The stock plastics probably have a stamp from the...

The stock plastics probably have a stamp from the mold stating the material they are made of. I'd start there. Other than that, LDPE, or UHMWPE would be my first guesses, but I'm not sure how the...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-08-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 4,757
Views: 442,554
Posted By Paul_B
Nice 4-stroke honda KX740 for sale: ...

Nice 4-stroke honda KX740 for sale:

http://worcester.craigslist.org/mcy/4509540593.html
Forum: The Garage 05-21-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,176
Posted By Paul_B
http://www.mcmaster.com/

http://www.mcmaster.com/
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-01-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 417
Views: 21,924
Posted By Paul_B
Hopefully this will be a better year at TD. Last...

Hopefully this will be a better year at TD. Last year (or maybe the year before that) the dam was open for riding a total of 10 days for the entire season.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-27-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,011
Posted By Paul_B
I don't know if this is what you had in mind,...

I don't know if this is what you had in mind, but.....

I remember reading a Steven King novel many years ago. One of the main characters, a woman, had a 911 and the book mentioned how religiously...
Forum: The Garage 04-26-2014, 03:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,044
Posted By Paul_B
Just make sure your hardware is clean, undamaged,...

Just make sure your hardware is clean, undamaged, and lubricated, torque it to whatever your manufacturer or manual says and you'll be perfectly OK. If no manual is available, you can find some...
Forum: The Garage 04-23-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,705
Posted By Paul_B
They don't actually have to be mean, just look...

They don't actually have to be mean, just look mean.
Forum: The Garage 04-21-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,705
Posted By Paul_B
I like the concept of the buried U shaped pipe,...

I like the concept of the buried U shaped pipe, that's exactly the kind of clever idea I was hoping to get out of this thread.
Forum: The Garage 04-19-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,705
Posted By Paul_B
Thanks for some good ideas, I think I'll just go...

Thanks for some good ideas, I think I'll just go with a large U bolt cemented into the ground. The 5-gallon buckets filled with cement is a good idea too. Dogs are a good ideas too, but not now,...
Forum: The Garage 04-17-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,705
Posted By Paul_B
flush concrete floor hooks for locking bikes

I'd like to install a few hooks or eyebolt type things recessed in my garage floor so I can lock the bikes to them with a padlock and cable.

Any ideas?

I was thinking about drilling a hole to...
Forum: The Garage 04-16-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,086
Posted By Paul_B
If it's a bead leak you can remove the wheel, lay...

If it's a bead leak you can remove the wheel, lay it sideways and spray some windex into the bead area. Spray is gently if you can, so it comes out liquid, not bubbles if you can.

Tilt the wheel...
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 591
Posted By Paul_B
So this is a dry shock, no oil with a piston or...

So this is a dry shock, no oil with a piston or bladder separating them? I don't know, no Honda's in my garage.

Unless that was a joke. I bet your car tires have N2 in them too.

I run a...
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 591
Posted By Paul_B
I don't know if the internals of your shock are...

I don't know if the internals of your shock are similar to mine, but I rebuilt my shock (and forks) last summer and added a schreader valve in place of the specialty fitting that KTM uses. I just...
Forum: The Garage 01-26-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,981
Posted By Paul_B
Mylers does great work if you decide to go the...

Mylers does great work if you decide to go the repair route. My son and I both ride similar KTM's, radiator repair is common for us.

I've used them many times, so much that I keep a box with...
Forum: The Garage 01-15-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,596
Posted By Paul_B
I see you figured out the issue, but you might...

I see you figured out the issue, but you might want to check if you're supposed to use the sheet metal heat shields with aftermarket pads.

I use EBC brakes on my KTM's and the EBC package says not...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-21-2013, 04:48 AM
Replies: 12,113
Views: 720,310
Posted By Paul_B
Great ride yesterday, thanks for showing me...

Great ride yesterday, thanks for showing me around and waiting for my slow ass. My odometer and GPS showed we did almost exactly 60 miles.

I've ridden much of the northern side of the loop on my...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-20-2013, 03:42 AM
Replies: 12,113
Views: 720,310
Posted By Paul_B
Right, that's where I plan on parking.

Right, that's where I plan on parking.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-19-2013, 03:08 PM
Replies: 12,113
Views: 720,310
Posted By Paul_B
Im going to try to ride Pachaug tomorrow also. ...

Im going to try to ride Pachaug tomorrow also. Is anyone still meeting at the lot at 10? If so I'll tag along if you don't mind, I'm a C-level rider, done a few enduros, but I always hour out.
...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-15-2013, 06:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 997
Posted By Paul_B
Big Wheel class, KX100 for example, or CR85...

Big Wheel class, KX100 for example, or CR85 expert.

Getting passed by the kids is nothing to be embarrassed adout, those little F'ers are fast, and the younger ones know no fear.
Forum: The Garage 09-28-2013, 06:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,518
Posted By Paul_B
I work at a lot of kids (50cc riders) motorcycle...

I work at a lot of kids (50cc riders) motorcycle races/events. Every once in a while some dad would bring junior and his training wheel bike to an event, and since the rules didn't (they do now) say...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-20-2013, 09:19 AM
Replies: 439
Views: 20,423
Posted By Paul_B
The area with the park bench is the area the...

The area with the park bench is the area the Pathfinders call the "Pine Grove" I think. It's the perfect place for a new kid to get some easy riding in. There are some whoops in this area that the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2013, 06:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,376
Posted By Paul_B
Yes, your VIN may make the big buzzer go off. ...

Yes, your VIN may make the big buzzer go off.

But...

Every state has provisions for home built motorcycles, think guys that build custom choppers (or cars for that matter) out of mail order...
Forum: The Garage 09-10-2013, 04:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,564
Posted By Paul_B
Cliches are often true: If you can't afford...

Cliches are often true:

If you can't afford a new one, you can't afford a used one.
Forum: Equipment 08-09-2013, 03:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,390
Posted By Paul_B
I like Bridgestone. I use the ultra heavy duty...

I like Bridgestone. I use the ultra heavy duty in our dirtbikes, I think they are 4mm thick rubber. They are a little more pain in the ass when changing tires, but are well made, quality tubes.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-01-2013, 05:42 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 14,766
Posted By Paul_B
I saw that TW200 at the start and said to myself...

I saw that TW200 at the start and said to myself "I don't think that guy knows what he's in for", later I saw the bike after the race with all the plastic and turn signals intact so I knew you didn't...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-16-2013, 08:16 AM
Replies: 1,635
Views: 95,207
Posted By Paul_B
I ran 270's for 2 years or so on my CRF-230. ...

I ran 270's for 2 years or so on my CRF-230. Great 50/50 tire, it will so anything you need for a dual port bike. Did a lot of trail riding (read NETRA HS loops) and the only place they didn't...
Forum: Equipment 12-03-2012, 02:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 628
Posted By Paul_B
I like these guys. http://www.motosport.com/

I like these guys.

http://www.motosport.com/
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