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Forum: Equipment 02-17-2015, 07:29 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 111,625
Posted By focallength
Walmart has a 40 degree bag that packs down to...

Walmart has a 40 degree bag that packs down to the size of a large soup can, works great about $45

Dry bags $5-10 depending on the size, very durable reinforced plastic, Ive tested them by filling...
Forum: Thumpers 02-16-2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,650
Posted By focallength
I got a 450 drz that does just fine on any...

I got a 450 drz that does just fine on any terrain.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-16-2015, 11:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 306
Posted By focallength
I have nat geo topo maps of the area, but thanks...

I have nat geo topo maps of the area, but thanks for the input.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-15-2015, 07:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 306
Posted By focallength
yosemite 2/21-22 open invite

Ill be heading to Yosemite this weekend and plan on tent camping over night.
Ill leave saturday (or friday if need be to accomodate others)
from the Sacramento area sometime in the A.M and ride...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-15-2015, 05:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 298
Posted By focallength
yosemite in the winter

I know some of the roads are closed, but can you ride down the road to half dome right now? Are the roads iced over this time of year? What about tent/moto camping?
Thanks.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-15-2015, 12:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 303
Posted By focallength
Theyre primarilly volunteer SAR, Im looking for...

Theyre primarilly volunteer SAR, Im looking for volunteers willing to provide ems services if requested or if a group, event is interested.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-15-2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 303
Posted By focallength
volunteer ems group for local races?

Anyone interested in starting a group to volunteer as ems support for various races, such as the baja 1000?

So heres the skinny, Im looking into starting a volunteer group of EMS professionals,...
Forum: Thumpers 12-04-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 25,899
Views: 4,634,210
Posted By focallength
cable broke at the wheel hub, its common, ive...

cable broke at the wheel hub, its common, ive replaced 3 in 5 years.

Take off the front wheel, remove the speedo unit (one phillips screw holds the cable in).
Greasing the unit and clearing it...
Forum: Thumpers 11-21-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 25,899
Views: 4,634,210
Posted By focallength
I did quite a bit to mine. Bar ends, tail...

I did quite a bit to mine.

Bar ends, tail fairing, all smog equipment, plastic tank, front signals removed, small rear led signals. Mirrors off, shorai battery (weighs about a pound), aluminum...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-06-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,365
Posted By focallength
I never have an issue scaring them, Ill leap frog...

I never have an issue scaring them, Ill leap frog right into their little conga line if need be.

If they get scared by a 440 passing them at speed, then they need to be someplace safe, like a...
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,279
Posted By focallength
yeah, 15 is stock, 16 will eat the swing arm. I...

yeah, 15 is stock, 16 will eat the swing arm. I either run 14 for off road or 15 for street. You can run a 16 but you have to do something special which I cant recall exactly but I know its more...
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 25,899
Views: 4,634,210
Posted By focallength
blasphemer!!!!1!!!

blasphemer!!!!1!!!
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 27,721
Posted By focallength
Dont know what gearing you run, but 15/44 cruises...

Dont know what gearing you run, but 15/44 cruises at 75 and gets buzzy at 90 mph.
Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 27,721
Posted By focallength
I recently did a 600+ miles road trip in 2 days...

I recently did a 600+ miles road trip in 2 days on my DRZ, including 75+ highway speeds and Hwy 1. Ive never had a problem with cruising on it. Yes at times heavy crosswinds can make...
Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 27,721
Posted By focallength
Yeah, its 90s tech but it works well. That...

Yeah, its 90s tech but it works well.

That being said, im seriously considering turning mine from dirt bike to adventure bike. Ive been looking at the exc f 350 , 240 pounds dry weight, street...
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 25,899
Views: 4,634,210
Posted By focallength
Yeah, theyre good too, i was just giving an...

Yeah, theyre good too, i was just giving an example of non shady tree mechanic options, you know people that actually know what theyre doing.
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 25,899
Views: 4,634,210
Posted By focallength
Anything other than a piaa bulb will cost more...

Anything other than a piaa bulb will cost more than $30, if its that big of a problem try a piaa bulb first, then...

Lighting isnt cheap, your not going to get awesome off road lighting for under...
Forum: Thumpers 06-07-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 381
Posted By focallength
The wheel or the tire, you only provided close up...

The wheel or the tire, you only provided close up of the tire. The Rim should have a manuf. Stamp...
Forum: Thumpers 06-07-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 25,899
Views: 4,634,210
Posted By focallength
245...prob not possible without ditching the...

245...prob not possible without ditching the subframe, changing wheels and stripping the bike bare.
Mines 280 with oil and 2 gallons.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-06-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 1,661
Views: 125,874
Posted By focallength
Prairie city sunday anyone? NM i have to...

Prairie city sunday anyone?

NM i have to work until 5, i thought i started at 5 :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 06-06-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 25,899
Views: 4,634,210
Posted By focallength
Ive ridden rubicon and fordyce creek along with...

Ive ridden rubicon and fordyce creek along with many other black diamond single track on the stock Z. It will go anywhere and keep up with anything. I did 500 miles highway the same day i did...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-28-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 33,947
Posted By focallength
Count me in as a strong maybe, looks fun, never...

Count me in as a strong maybe, looks fun, never ridden downieville trails before.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-27-2014, 11:19 PM
Replies: 1,661
Views: 125,874
Posted By focallength
I want to ride that!...is the whole thing ohv...

I want to ride that!...is the whole thing ohv legal? Whos in? Ride one way, camp, ride back, 2 day trip!
Or ironman it the whole thing in one day, 200 miles, no problem!

Hobbes, bring the 950!
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-26-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 1,661
Views: 125,874
Posted By focallength
<iframe width="560" height="315"...

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/N4vf8N6GpdM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

P.S. your'e no klay
Forum: Trip Planning 05-20-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,525
Posted By focallength
Carrying water, for remote trips on a smaller bike

Ok, how do you carry enough water for trips when you may not have access to water for a day or two? Maybe water is scarce (desert) or undrinkable.

I have a camel back thats good for 2 liters, but...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-17-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,816
Posted By focallength
Its nice living within an hour and a half from...

Its nice living within an hour and a half from the NV border...if you have the means I highly reccomend it.

I have to manually vent my one carb can daily, or swells, I get conerned it may esplode....
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-17-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 1,661
Views: 125,874
Posted By focallength
I want my rocks back, I just wanted you to hold...

I want my rocks back, I just wanted you to hold them for me.


But really, it was nice to get back in dirt again, thanks. :clap
Forum: Thumpers 05-17-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 920
Posted By focallength
Thanks, I was just curious, I like to have things...

Thanks, I was just curious, I like to have things like this in my wheel house.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-16-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 1,661
Views: 125,874
Posted By focallength
lol, no its a joke...google it. No I blew it...

lol, no its a joke...google it.

No I blew it out in jr. high a loooooooo...oooooooong time ago, tore the meniscus. Its bothered me ever since.
i pulled the muscle close to the knee yesterday, so...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-16-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 1,661
Views: 125,874
Posted By focallength
Took an arrow to it.

Took an arrow to it.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-16-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 1,661
Views: 125,874
Posted By focallength
Funny, im up here now, im parked just down the...

Funny, im up here now, im parked just down the street about 100 yards from the freeway on uren street. Im going to finish icing my knee, then go see if I can stretch it out on the hills in town.
Forum: Thumpers 05-16-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 25,899
Views: 4,634,210
Posted By focallength
Bad timing chain or chain tensioner, me thinks. ...

Bad timing chain or chain tensioner, me thinks.

But, im not going to reply to him, because he thinks no one will reply.
Forum: Thumpers 05-15-2014, 11:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 920
Posted By focallength
spark plug washers to increase clutch preload?

http://lonehungrytraveller.files.wordpress.com/2013/11/coffee-minion-whaaaat.jpg?w=300


can someone explain the how?


hmmm...should be in garage i reckon...
Forum: Thumpers 05-15-2014, 11:26 PM
Replies: 25,899
Views: 4,634,210
Posted By focallength
spark plug washers in clutch to increase preload?...

spark plug washers in clutch to increase preload?

how exactly is this done?
Forum: Racing 05-15-2014, 11:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,041
Posted By focallength
I say if your going to convert a bike get a DRZ...

I say if your going to convert a bike get a DRZ 400.

A big bore kit and a pumper carb, some gearing and youre good to go.

Much cheaper than a KTM, will pull 50 HP with that set up, maintenance...
Forum: Thumpers 05-15-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 25,899
Views: 4,634,210
Posted By focallength
yes, pretty much for the bike and my other toys. ...

yes, pretty much for the bike and my other toys.

No electricity, never needed it.
Forum: Thumpers 05-15-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 25,899
Views: 4,634,210
Posted By focallength
cable could be going out, or the hub mis aligned....

cable could be going out, or the hub mis aligned. Although Id suspect the cable is breaking. The cable gets rusted and breaks at the hub on the wheel. Ive gone through 2 in roughly 5 years. Pull the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-15-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 1,661
Views: 125,874
Posted By focallength
One tire down, Gearing changed (im gonna miss...

One tire down, Gearing changed (im gonna miss being able to cruise at 75-80) But fourth gear power wheelies are oh so nice!, All seals repacked just in anticipation of the water crossing(s).
...
Forum: Thumpers 05-15-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 25,899
Views: 4,634,210
Posted By focallength
so, I was doing some PM on the bike, changing...

so, I was doing some PM on the bike, changing gears, changing tire(s) one more to go. Came across an old side vent. Now that its not raining and Ive never done a water crossing deeper than my waist,...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-15-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 1,661
Views: 125,874
Posted By focallength
Im working in making it, Ive been doing alot of...

Im working in making it, Ive been doing alot of street lately, I need to get back in the dirt :D

Just finished swapping gears, need to mount my knobbies, which ill do tommorrow and go over some...
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