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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 09:16 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,330
Posted By markk53
I wondered about chain life when enclosed like...

I wondered about chain life when enclosed like that.

I think you kind of answered it... still running the same enclosed chain after 70,000 miles. Still not shot.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 09:15 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,304
Posted By markk53
You mean considering about 3% of all motorcycle...

You mean considering about 3% of all motorcycle accidents are rear enders?

Granted avoiding an accident is good, but there is a limit. In fact that limit would be stopping all 3% if possible. ...
Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 09:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 864
Posted By markk53
I actually used 80 grit sand paper to take out a...

I actually used 80 grit sand paper to take out a bit of the EPS in the area of pressure.
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 09:06 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,305
Posted By markk53
I have a KLX650C for the street/back roads and a...

I have a KLX650C for the street/back roads and a KLX250 for back roads/off road. Makes sense to me.
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 09:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 191
Posted By markk53
Hard to spring a leak in your fins too, +XT250. ...

Hard to spring a leak in your fins too, +XT250.

Probably both would do great though.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-01-2015, 09:17 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 159,441
Posted By markk53
Wahhhhh. You hurt my feelings... :cry At...

Wahhhhh. You hurt my feelings... :cry

At least I'm courteous enough to let people know where I am, so there is some relativity to what I speak of... like slimy clay uphill climbs on trails in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-01-2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,254
Posted By markk53
You betcha! It was something that just suddenly...

You betcha! It was something that just suddenly struck me as funny. Nothing more... :D

I do find the Sheldon-esque (Big Bang Theory) definition classic too - thank you. :clap

And thank you...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-01-2015, 09:11 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,330
Posted By markk53
I know that is the trick, Bultaco used that set...

I know that is the trick, Bultaco used that set up on the second gen Metralla and Matador possibly the El Montadero too. How many miles on the XV920 with that set up?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-01-2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,304
Posted By markk53
At least I'm honest when I do a BS thread. It...

At least I'm honest when I do a BS thread. It was very recognizably BS. It was never ever phrased as if it was serious. :deal

If you hit cars backing up your bike you should reconsider...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-01-2015, 09:01 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,304
Posted By markk53
Oh! The humanity! :cry

Oh! The humanity! :cry
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-01-2015, 08:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 592
Posted By markk53
You sure as heck won't pop the tire over a drop...

You sure as heck won't pop the tire over a drop off unless it drops off about 100 feet.

I was in a seminar with a Bridgestone rep. He said a bunch of them were together at Continental in Germany...
Forum: Equipment 05-01-2015, 08:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,413
Posted By markk53
Just sayin'... you too old to move your head...

Just sayin'... you too old to move your head enough to do so? I have three fused vertebra in my neck and have no problem with any full face.

I also remember having one of the Bell Star 90s...
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 333
Posted By markk53
Until you hit a rough, greasy, or loose single...

Until you hit a rough, greasy, or loose single track trail... :p3rry


Just remembering he said dirt bike style... which might entail some dirt bike riding.

If cost is a factor the DRz400SM or...
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 12,333
Views: 2,718,399
Posted By markk53
If you have the space and money the best thing...

If you have the space and money the best thing ever is one of the Harbor Freight platforms. $300 well spent.

The stands are great to lube chains and all, but there's no substitute for the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2015, 06:10 AM
Replies: 12,567
Views: 2,420,530
Posted By markk53
That is your issue - everything is black and...

That is your issue - everything is black and white. No grey area.

Sure EFI is coming and will soon be on everything and that's great, but to say carbs are wrong... should all carbed bikes be...
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2015, 05:19 AM
Replies: 12,567
Views: 2,420,530
Posted By markk53
++ Caliper uses the resilience of the piston...

++

Caliper uses the resilience of the piston caliper O-rings to flex the small amount out when brakes are applied, then pull back when released. The wheel may spin free, but there may be a light...
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2015, 05:14 AM
Replies: 12,567
Views: 2,420,530
Posted By markk53
Oh no... my "gun" jammed! :eek1 :rofl ...

Oh no... my "gun" jammed! :eek1 :rofl


Honestly, I agree for the most part, but I think your comparison was a shade extreme. Bike carbs are primitive, heck their EFI is probably primitive...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-30-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,903
Posted By markk53
It is totally about balancing the CG to get the...

It is totally about balancing the CG to get the bike to do what you need.

I think everyone thinks it's the weighting, when it is really the shifting of weight. Especially with off roading. You...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-30-2015, 09:23 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 159,441
Posted By markk53
Live in Ohio... Donuts! broadslide for...

Live in Ohio...

Donuts!

broadslide for a block!

the fun stuff!


Side note to avoid another post...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-30-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 159,441
Posted By markk53
Where's the entertainment in that? :huh

Where's the entertainment in that? :huh
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-30-2015, 09:19 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 159,441
Posted By markk53
No, I'm not.

No, I'm not.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-30-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 159,441
Posted By markk53
The real question is which one? By...

The real question is which one?



By the way, the KLR was my first thought too. :lol3
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-30-2015, 09:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,757
Posted By markk53
First off there are people who can break a metal...

First off there are people who can break a metal ball bearing with a rubber mallet... sometimes that's me... :lol3

Second, anyone remember the Magura brake levers from the 70s. You could pretzel...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-30-2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,254
Posted By markk53
Ah.... BS!

Ah.... BS!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-30-2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,254
Posted By markk53
You know, this could become a topic on...

You know, this could become a topic on Jeopardy... Alex, I'll take BS acronyms for $800... :lol3
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-30-2015, 09:02 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,304
Posted By markk53
Musta figured we'd have forgotten his BS stuff...

Musta figured we'd have forgotten his BS stuff after a while... time to post stupid stuff again. :lol3
Forum: Equipment 04-30-2015, 08:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 239
Posted By markk53
Look around for ATV boots, some makers are doing...

Look around for ATV boots, some makers are doing a shorter boot for ATV riders.

Other thought would be something like the AlpineStar Scout dual sport boots.
Forum: Equipment 04-30-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,293
Posted By markk53
Didja miss this? "Tested them on a calibration...

Didja miss this? "Tested them on a calibration instrument and two of them were dead nuts on."? :D
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 365
Posted By markk53
Main jet will not deal with a mid-range or low...

Main jet will not deal with a mid-range or low stumble. Only on top. You're talking pilot circuit and the needle.

As for lemon juice, I can't say. I'm just telling you what our experience at...
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2015, 08:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 507
Posted By markk53
I'm still thinking ride the bike as it is enough...

I'm still thinking ride the bike as it is enough to know what you need so you don't waste money. Once you know, then do.

Too many people just stick on everything because on the internet they say...
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 3,899
Views: 629,334
Posted By markk53
I can tell you I did the measurements on the...

I can tell you I did the measurements on the KLX650 versus the Vulcan 1500 pistons. I worked in quality control doing production tooling inspections so I had a very good handle on what and how to...
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 3,899
Views: 629,334
Posted By markk53
When boring the 650 out to 102mm the head gasket...

When boring the 650 out to 102mm the head gasket needs cut out to cylinder ID size to avoid having it inside the bore. The guys did it with my bike.

I ran all Kaw parts, figure good gaskets and...
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2015, 07:22 AM
Replies: 12,567
Views: 2,420,530
Posted By markk53
I grew up in the 50s-70s. Carbs were not a big...

I grew up in the 50s-70s. Carbs were not a big issue - ever - on stock vehicles. I also came through the headache and teething time of fuel injection. I had a 1985 Ford Crown Victoria with...
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2015, 06:18 AM
Replies: 12,567
Views: 2,420,530
Posted By markk53
45,000 miles no carb issues. Only problem was...

45,000 miles no carb issues. Only problem was when a float needle stuck after a winter without fuel in the float bowl. I do not and never have had to clean carbs regularly. I pretty much rode the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 507
Posted By markk53
FWIW: I used to be all about that, but then...

FWIW: I used to be all about that, but then learned they are virtually synonymous in meaning. Look them up.


Dampener to become deadened or depressed .
Damper a dulling or deadening...
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2015, 08:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 507
Posted By markk53
Just remember, sometimes it's better to bend a...

Just remember, sometimes it's better to bend a bar than what else may give way.

Again, more things to consider while riding to see what one really needs or wants to do. Let experience dictate...
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2015, 08:43 AM
Replies: 12,333
Views: 2,718,399
Posted By markk53
I did the Marcelino cam timing modification and...

I did the Marcelino cam timing modification and disabled the compression release at the same time I did the carb. My bike starts almost instantly and is off choke within less than a minute, is ride...
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 365
Posted By markk53
Personal experience seeing this in a shop... ...

Personal experience seeing this in a shop...

Get the carb cleaned in a carb cleaning machine or an ultrasonic machine. It can get cleaner into remote areas that just cannot be easily reached by...
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2015, 12:46 PM
Replies: 12,567
Views: 2,420,530
Posted By markk53
Polo :rofl

Polo :rofl
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2015, 12:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 507
Posted By markk53
Because you haven't spent enough money on it and...

Because you haven't spent enough money on it and that hurts its feelings...

I will say the stock bars were supposed to be a poor bend, so riders swap out for something that has their wrists at a...
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