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Forum: Thumpers 07-28-2014, 05:59 AM
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Posted By Ed@Ford
Yup...I'm 210..it's very comfy.....didn't seem at...

Yup...I'm 210..it's very comfy.....didn't seem at first to be much different than stock, but after 100 miles you say oh my, I've forgotten completely about the discomfort of the stock seat. Shoulda...
Forum: Ride reports 07-26-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 51
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Posted By Ed@Ford
Heat shield

My wife just suggested stopping at a WalMart or similar store and get an "Ove-Glove" or similar high temp oven mitt or pot holder (the more expensive high temp silicone type) and a roll of wire and...
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2014, 06:23 AM
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Posted By Ed@Ford
looks like a mixup in units 17 is probably kW. To...

looks like a mixup in units 17 is probably kW. To convery kW to hp, divide by 0.746....also PS is a unit you may come across...as it's french...and a CRF will be rated maybe one more PS....so, a CRF...
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2014, 09:16 PM
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Posted By Ed@Ford
If you google around you'll find the stock tire...

If you google around you'll find the stock tire is supposed to be 25.87 OD, 4.69 wide, the D606 120/90-18, 26.8 OD, 4.8 wide....width is no sweat (0.05" added on each side), but almost 1" taller will...
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2014, 05:00 AM
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Posted By Ed@Ford
Yup...that's mud....nope....don't do that anymore...

Yup...that's mud....nope....don't do that anymore if I can avoid it
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2014, 04:47 AM
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Posted By Ed@Ford
Half worn stock tires. for some bizarre reason...

Half worn stock tires. for some bizarre reason they here going at the road with one grader with a spikey blade, then a second with a straight blade....all in a rainstorm...it was a clay/gravel mix...
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 11:57 AM
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Posted By Ed@Ford
Hidenaus are brutally $$$ by comparison. I am...

Hidenaus are brutally $$$ by comparison. I am similarly satisfied with 705 on my KLR, but if the gravel is wet with a little clay, it gets scary. My buddy has a WRR with 705's and we got into some...
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 10:47 AM
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Posted By Ed@Ford
According to cheap cycle parts dot com, a new...

According to cheap cycle parts dot com, a new stock tire is $72. Motorcycle superstore free shipping kicks in at $89, Revzilla might be cheaper on shipping...most have free shipping for 2 tires. IRC...
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 09:21 AM
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Posted By Ed@Ford
Don't forget to clean/regrease all the rear...

Don't forget to clean/regrease all the rear suspension bits (swing arm too) when you're doing the koubalink install!
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 09:19 AM
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Posted By Ed@Ford
Well, I haven't been paying attention what folks...

Well, I haven't been paying attention what folks are doing on tires lately, but holy crap my rear is getting down there, and need to start shopping. I don't want to go more aggressive than the stock...
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 06:05 AM
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Posted By Ed@Ford
ROB: What Kray says is right on....and I've never...

ROB: What Kray says is right on....and I've never heard of Soupy's...Kouba has been making this stuff since forever, and quality is top notch....had Kouba on my KLR650....but as I got use to the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-13-2014, 03:57 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 59,919
Posted By Ed@Ford
BLRFJR: Yup...WV is loaded with great riding. I...

BLRFJR: Yup...WV is loaded with great riding. I recognize Hawks Nest, Gauley Bridge....but not sandstone falls or the very first pic. Glad you enjoyed WV.
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2014, 11:18 AM
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Posted By Ed@Ford
I'm 210 and bought the complete SC seat on their...

I'm 210 and bought the complete SC seat on their seat base. It's a massive improvement but not perfect. Their base has thicker tabs where it bolts on and are a PITA if you take the seat on/off...
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2014, 08:58 AM
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Posted By Ed@Ford
Maybe lace up a 19 on the front of the...

Maybe lace up a 19 on the front of the Motard....maybe better choices of tires that are 50-50 road-dirt
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2014, 04:37 PM
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Posted By Ed@Ford
Cheaper than a tow truck....or NO truck when the...

Cheaper than a tow truck....or NO truck when the cell phone sez no service
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2014, 02:56 PM
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Posted By Ed@Ford
Aerostich has a clever and $$ tool for using...

Aerostich has a clever and $$ tool for using 0.041" SS safety wire for emergency repair www.aerostich.com/clamptite-tool.html also the SS "tie wraps" are readily available at Harbor Freight at a...
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2014, 11:06 AM
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Posted By Ed@Ford
I've had 3000+ miles out of 705s on my...

I've had 3000+ miles out of 705s on my klr....very heavy with lotta torque, so I'd expect better mileage out of them on my CRF. Shinko makes a tire sold in the USA sold as a Full Bore that is very...
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2014, 10:09 AM
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Posted By Ed@Ford
Battlecattle: Looks like you have a 705 Shinko...

Battlecattle: Looks like you have a 705 Shinko on the front of the "birthday girl".....but what's on the back? Getting close to needing a new rear tire 4 my CRF....I sure like 705's on my KLR650
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2014, 12:45 PM
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Posted By Ed@Ford
Your weather sucks even more than here in...

Your weather sucks even more than here in MI....but RIDE ON!
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2014, 12:11 PM
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Posted By Ed@Ford
I bought a 2002 DRZ-S with ZERO miles on it that...

I bought a 2002 DRZ-S with ZERO miles on it that was TOTALED by the insurance company because an irate customer came into the dealership and started tipping motorcycles over. The DRZ had a Gold Wing...
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2014, 07:24 PM
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Posted By Ed@Ford
If you are interested in getting decent tire...

If you are interested in getting decent tire temps, watch the sales and available discount coupons in assorted magazines for Harbor Freight. They have a sweet little infrared tool for surface...
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2014, 05:04 PM
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Posted By Ed@Ford
Tire brand, wear and inflation for sure has an...

Tire brand, wear and inflation for sure has an effect at freeway speeds. If tires are nearly new, there is mold release compound on them, and the little "whiskers" will make them...
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2014, 03:36 PM
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Posted By Ed@Ford
CORRECT.....It's my favorite piss-off about the...

CORRECT.....It's my favorite piss-off about the CRF....$20 for a sprocket, $75 for an electronic doodad to "fix" the speedo/odo
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2014, 03:11 PM
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Posted By Ed@Ford
I'll also admit that it sure would be nice to...

I'll also admit that it sure would be nice to have a centerstand on the CRF for tire repair....the little prop rod thingies have never been my friend!
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2014, 02:53 PM
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Posted By Ed@Ford
Since the CRF...in the USA..comes with...

Since the CRF...in the USA..comes with essentially no tools, I started by creating a set of priority repairs one has to be sucessful at to get you out of the woods and back home...#1 was obviously...
Forum: Thumpers 07-05-2014, 12:37 PM
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Posted By Ed@Ford
CAMELRIDER: Some really FINE fab work there!

CAMELRIDER: Some really FINE fab work there!
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 9,539
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Posted By Ed@Ford
Rich or Lean

The question has been asked about rich vs lean, and O2 sensors. Wargasm's answer is good if you are just thinking about combustion, and making horsepower. What was missed, was catalyst and emissions....
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 9,539
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Posted By Ed@Ford
I could imagine an XR650L owner calling a CRF a...

I could imagine an XR650L owner calling a CRF a "knee-dragger" by comparison..................
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2014, 08:50 AM
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Posted By Ed@Ford
BOBFAB: Well said!

BOBFAB: Well said!
Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2014, 04:24 PM
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Posted By Ed@Ford
Thanks

Thanks
Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2014, 09:12 AM
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Views: 1,652,376
Posted By Ed@Ford
Thanks. One would think all 1's would mean no...

Thanks. One would think all 1's would mean no change....but noone has confirmed it
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2014, 04:38 PM
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Posted By Ed@Ford
Thanks....slight mods to snorkel, backfire screen...

Thanks....slight mods to snorkel, backfire screen gone, some holes in spark arrestor. With the 3 3 6 5 4 4.5 it was noticeably stronger, but you could smell the rich exhaust. The amazing thing was...
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2014, 01:30 PM
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Posted By Ed@Ford
I got dumb questions about recalibrating my EJK....

I got dumb questions about recalibrating my EJK. Went thru the simulator and stepping thru the modes seems straightforward....I assume I have the as-provided green, yellow, red modes of 3, 3, 6...
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2014, 07:25 AM
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Posted By Ed@Ford
DUH! That's REEEEEALY worn.

DUH! That's REEEEEALY worn.
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2014, 07:22 AM
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Posted By Ed@Ford
Yeah, I confused everything, and there is no...

Yeah, I confused everything, and there is no "Perfect" choice, but do the math, understand wear/durability, and decide what overall final drive ratio you want, and how much $ you want/need to spend....
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 9,539
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Posted By Ed@Ford
Just remember that any engineering guide on...

Just remember that any engineering guide on sprockets/chains will tell you bigger sprockets help chain durability....RamZ felt a 43 might be the biggest rear you could install without having issues...
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2014, 04:07 AM
Replies: 9,539
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Posted By Ed@Ford
Sure...if you're going to do the suspension...

Sure...if you're going to do the suspension grease job don't bother to break it, but normally one would use a chain breaker (buy the Motion Pro product....everyone elses are junk) or cut it off with...
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 8,081
Views: 1,550,148
Posted By Ed@Ford
I think you're missing the o-ring that belongs in...

I think you're missing the o-ring that belongs in there

http://www.cheapcycleparts.com/oemparts/a/hon/5053dfe8f870021c54bdfc52/carburetor
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 9,539
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Posted By Ed@Ford
take a knife to a gun fight....and you're gonna...

take a knife to a gun fight....and you're gonna get hurt
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 9,539
Views: 1,652,376
Posted By Ed@Ford
Only sharing knowledge...sometimes learned the...

Only sharing knowledge...sometimes learned the hard way.
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