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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-23-2015, 06:47 PM
Replies: 1,691
Views: 132,533
Posted By tirebiter
Hey Dean, Dan here. We just rolled in from a...

Hey Dean, Dan here.
We just rolled in from a day at Cow= Fan friggin' tastic conditions! Think "Play doh" dirt beneath your wheels..
There's a few greasy spots, a few LARGE water holes, but for...
Forum: Thumpers 01-06-2015, 07:18 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 50,795
Posted By tirebiter
You can adjust the squirt time by installing a...

You can adjust the squirt time by installing a stop screw.
I set mine to squirt for one second on my KTM, really helped.

Not my carb in the pic- I used a jamb nut on the screw instead of a...
Forum: Thumpers 01-05-2015, 08:54 PM
Replies: 11,019
Views: 2,108,492
Posted By tirebiter
Just a heads up for folks looking for a front...

Just a heads up for folks looking for a front fender bag.
The styles that clip on to the front fender work great until you get into rough terrain, but can jostle loose when you least expect it.
...
Forum: The Garage 12-29-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,907
Posted By tirebiter
According to the link you provided, I'd say no. ...

According to the link you provided, I'd say no.
Right now would be the time to call in all your past favors and hook up with a real electrician- No reason to burn your house down.
43 years in...
Forum: Thumpers 12-27-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 328
Views: 93,232
Posted By tirebiter
Nah, ain't worth it. :D

Nah, ain't worth it. :D
Forum: Thumpers 12-24-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 2,284
Views: 386,691
Posted By tirebiter
Over the last few years I've been searching high...

Over the last few years I've been searching high & low for a '96 and newer xr250, 2K is a good price for an unmolested bike.
BUT keep in mind, it probably won't be worth near that after you put a...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-15-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 1,691
Views: 132,533
Posted By tirebiter
Check in here, ...

Check in here,
http://sonomacountyavidmotorcyclists.com/forum/portal.php

And here..
http://www.bayarearidersforum.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=112
Forum: The Garage 12-13-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,833
Posted By tirebiter
Years ago I tried using compressed air & heat to...

Years ago I tried using compressed air & heat to remove a dent in an expansion chamber and wound up blowing one of the plugs clear across the street! Not cool..

I Recently removed a fist-sized...
Forum: The Garage 10-30-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,732
Posted By tirebiter
Have you ever taken your float needle out? ...

Have you ever taken your float needle out?
After it closes it has a little spring loaded plunger (Looks like a Schrader air valve) that lets the float bounce around up & down while still keeping the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-28-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,002
Posted By tirebiter
It's a little late in the year with snow expected...

It's a little late in the year with snow expected this coming weekend, but do a search for Cisco grove campground.
It's just past emigrant gap on 80.
Miles & miles of fire roads & nice views.
Forum: Thumpers 10-16-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 11,019
Views: 2,108,492
Posted By tirebiter
I've been running Avon Distanzias for street &...

I've been running Avon Distanzias for street & dry dirt use.
Kinda expensive, but hook up great on pavement and dry dirt & gravel. Haven't tried them in the mud yet, winter's coming...


Here's...
Forum: Thumpers 10-01-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 11,019
Views: 2,108,492
Posted By tirebiter
Quick question- Have you ever dumped your bike...

Quick question-
Have you ever dumped your bike hard on the shifter side?
Internals can get bent, messing with the shifting..
Check this out-
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52zX0L8WR60
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 11,019
Views: 2,108,492
Posted By tirebiter
After break in I've been running Motul 7100...

After break in I've been running Motul 7100 10w/40, good stuff.
Hey, did you ever balance your wheels?
The reason I ask is I'm changing my oil tomorrow, gonna pick up a few qts at Mach1. I live...
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 11,019
Views: 2,108,492
Posted By tirebiter
The problem was discussed at length on...

The problem was discussed at length on thumpertalk.
Humbug pointed it out, another member provided the vid.
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 3,338
Views: 498,299
Posted By tirebiter
Good choice! They might take a while to break...

Good choice!
They might take a while to break in due to their stiff nature and lack of an hinge in the ankle area, so walk around in them before you ride & don't pass judgment on them till their...
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 3,338
Views: 498,299
Posted By tirebiter
I've owned several brands of pants- Thor, Moose,...

I've owned several brands of pants- Thor, Moose, Klim, etc, but my all time favorites are the O'Neal Racing Apocalypse Pants. Great fit, not too hot, not too cold and waterproof. Plus there solid...
Forum: Thumpers 08-02-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 746
Posted By tirebiter
Probably, because the cap also attaches to the...

Probably, because the cap also attaches to the damping rod.
Make sure you back off the adjusters in the cap before you tighten the base nut down, because if the top adjuster is screwed all the way...
Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2014, 05:03 AM
Replies: 11,019
Views: 2,108,492
Posted By tirebiter
Flatland Racing makes a radiator guard for our...

Flatland Racing makes a radiator guard for our bike.

http://www.flatlandracing.com/

http://i1317.photobucket.com/albums/t636/lesjive/skidplate2003_zpsbea57191.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2014, 04:46 AM
Replies: 11,019
Views: 2,108,492
Posted By tirebiter
I experienced the same thing. I changed the...

I experienced the same thing.
I changed the grips to Pro grip 714's, helped a little. Then I balanced the wheels, helped a lot.
I have an extra set of grips, wheel balancer and weights in my...
Forum: Thumpers 07-28-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 11,019
Views: 2,108,492
Posted By tirebiter
I'm in Crockett. Your in Novato, right? We...

I'm in Crockett.
Your in Novato, right? We could meet up at Sears point & go terrorize wine country back roads, that's always fun!
Forum: Thumpers 07-27-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 11,019
Views: 2,108,492
Posted By tirebiter
I have the "Regular foam" seat concepts, although...

I have the "Regular foam" seat concepts, although it's better than stock, I should've went with the heavier.

What's your daily schedule like?
I'm pretty much free most days & if you have time...
Forum: Thumpers 07-27-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 11,019
Views: 2,108,492
Posted By tirebiter
Congrats!

Congrats!
Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 11,019
Views: 2,108,492
Posted By tirebiter
Thumb Crockett here, You gettin' it at Mach 1? If...

Crockett here,
You gettin' it at Mach 1?
If you are shoot me a pm, I've had mine since 3/13 and have added all the aftermarket hop-up goodies, plus a few of my own.
Holler back,...
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 884
Posted By tirebiter
Try bajadesigns- They have been around for...

Try bajadesigns- They have been around for awhile, good people to deal with..

http://www.bajadesigns.com/products/motorcycle-products/dual-sport-kits/yamaha
Forum: The Garage 07-09-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,507
Posted By tirebiter
Nope, Like this.. :evil:rofl ...

Nope,
Like this.. :evil:rofl

http://i1317.photobucket.com/albums/t636/lesjive/garage_zps6a01122d.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 11,019
Views: 2,108,492
Posted By tirebiter
Thanks, I did it with a Sawzall, grinder and a...

Thanks,
I did it with a Sawzall, grinder and a six pack. :evil
Oh, and some drill bits and a BFH..
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 11,019
Views: 2,108,492
Posted By tirebiter
I kinda did the same thing as you, made a bracket...

I kinda did the same thing as you, made a bracket out of aluminum.

http://i1317.photobucket.com/albums/t636/lesjive/tailight004_zpsd19aa1ae.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 11,019
Views: 2,108,492
Posted By tirebiter
You'll find that part listed in the rear wheel...

You'll find that part listed in the rear wheel fiche..
http://www.discounthondaparts.com/fiche_section_detail.asp?section=4434364&category=Motorcycles&make=Honda&year=2013&fveh=192293

I'm not...
Forum: The Garage 06-23-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,927
Posted By tirebiter
Totally concur.

Totally concur.
Forum: Thumpers 06-22-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 11,019
Views: 2,108,492
Posted By tirebiter
I've had good results buying kits from these...

I've had good results buying kits from these folks.
Used to be Blue ridge racing- Same stuff, new vendor.
http://www.themotostop.com/default.asp
Forum: Thumpers 06-22-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 328
Views: 93,232
Posted By tirebiter
Use a match, catch the tank on fire and run-...

Use a match, catch the tank on fire and run- guarantee to work.. :lol3
Seriously, try and get a much gas out as you can beforehand, use a plastic bucket & gloves to catch & protect.
Forum: Thumpers 06-22-2014, 03:54 AM
Replies: 328
Views: 93,232
Posted By tirebiter
It has four..

It has four..
Forum: The Garage 06-18-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,593
Posted By tirebiter
Thanks for the link, lots of cool stuff! I was...

Thanks for the link, lots of cool stuff!
I was in the tile business for 25 years, that hydrocal looks a lot like white thinset mortar.
I like doing stuff on the cheap, think I'll try thinset...
Forum: The Garage 06-18-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,593
Posted By tirebiter
Yeah, the price they want for a plastic skid...

Yeah, the price they want for a plastic skid plate is what got me started.
It's funny you should mention body filler, my buddy mentioned using it yesterday. I used plaster the first time, took...
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2014, 01:50 AM
Replies: 11,019
Views: 2,108,492
Posted By tirebiter
Mine did the same thing. Don't remember the size,...

Mine did the same thing. Don't remember the size, but I had a bolt in my tool box that fit, so you shouldn't have any problem finding one.
Forum: The Garage 06-17-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,593
Posted By tirebiter
Did you search homemade thermoforming? There's...

Did you search homemade thermoforming?
There's lots of different ways to contain heat, and if your plans are celling mount infras, I hope you plan on building some sort of maneuverable, quick...
Forum: The Garage 06-17-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,593
Posted By tirebiter
I took the top off an old electric kiln and laid...

I took the top off an old electric kiln and laid the form on top, took about 10 min for the ABS to sag, heat was approx. 275 deg f.
I did it outside and yes it stank enough to get the neighbors...
Forum: The Garage 06-17-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,593
Posted By tirebiter
I'm no expert, but after searching for a few days...

I'm no expert, but after searching for a few days I decided to use ABS.

Here's a skid plate I thermoformed out of 1/4" ABS..
...
Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 638
Posted By tirebiter
650L tank, here's mine in white. ...

650L tank, here's mine in white.
http://i1317.photobucket.com/albums/t636/lesjive/sm2_zps7e926c8d.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 800
Posted By tirebiter
What year is your RFS, and are you the first...

What year is your RFS, and are you the first owner?

BTW, "Wisdom is knowing when to avoid perfection"
Kilgore Trout
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