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Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 09:09 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,721
Posted By markk53
Pay the extra to require a signature on delivery....

Pay the extra to require a signature on delivery. That way if they can't deliver it to you, you will get a notice to pick it up at the Post Office. I think they will try to deliver 3 straight days...
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2015, 12:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,021
Posted By markk53
Won't help, this OP is purely here to stir stink....

Won't help, this OP is purely here to stir stink. He's pitted KLX vs CRF and now the WR as if he's actually considering them - has been for about 6 months I think. Now he has a post in the myths...
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,021
Posted By markk53
And the parts guy says, "What fuel pump? Sorry,...

And the parts guy says, "What fuel pump? Sorry, no longer in stock. They don't do stuff over 7 years old."
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,021
Posted By markk53
You do clearly get junk gas, I understand that. ...

You do clearly get junk gas, I understand that.

By the way most cars and trucks don't come with the motorcycle style throttle body EFI anymore either.

The fact still remains that with decent...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-20-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,436
Posted By markk53
Gee, what makes you think that? :rofl

Gee, what makes you think that? :rofl
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-20-2015, 10:11 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,436
Posted By markk53
Not sure he even knows. Seems all over the map...

Not sure he even knows. Seems all over the map on what to buy, makes me wonder what he's riding now. Posts junk about the WR, CRF and the KLX 250s, apparently now going for the big bores. Look...
Forum: Equipment 05-20-2015, 10:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 595
Posted By markk53
You should consider some kind of "briefcase"...

You should consider some kind of "briefcase" thing to hold the folded suit coat. Something that might mount on the passenger seat or hang off one side like luggage. I used to have a hard case on the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2015, 10:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,021
Posted By markk53
Quit it! You're making sense! :lol3 I'm...

Quit it! You're making sense! :lol3

I'm thinking that Duke can make some short work of passing now, can't it. :wink:
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2015, 09:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,021
Posted By markk53
Per a Kawasaki sales rep I know from being in...

Per a Kawasaki sales rep I know from being in sales over 20 years back...

The KLX250 can't seem to get past EPA even with the EFI at the moment. I have to think they will do something, but unless...
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2015, 09:26 AM
Replies: 12,759
Views: 2,477,149
Posted By markk53
If anyone would take the "opportunity" it would...

If anyone would take the "opportunity" it would have been KTM - they haven't

I guess you can post all you want, argue all you want, do whatever. The fact is Honda has done the engineering to put...
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 339
Posted By markk53
If you have a lot of back roads and some trails...

If you have a lot of back roads and some trails to play on a dual sport is the most fun you will ever have with your clothes on.

I've done over 45,000 miles on my KLX650 and no regrets. Sucks on...
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2015, 09:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 409
Posted By markk53
If I was looking for the low buck entry to...

If I was looking for the low buck entry to supermoto and didn't care for the cutting edge bikes with their costs, the DRz 400 SM is definitely the ticket. I ride with a friend who built one up...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-19-2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,098
Posted By markk53
I bet if I try harder I can beat your 1:15! I...

I bet if I try harder I can beat your 1:15! I bet I can do a whole minute and a half! :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,021
Posted By markk53
Yeah, I understand not too many of them out there...

Yeah, I understand not too many of them out there used. So if a good deal was found it may not be a bad risk at all.

My brother was looking for one about a year and a half ago, when he ended up...
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2015, 08:37 AM
Replies: 3,959
Views: 637,197
Posted By markk53
Kawasaki Lime Green came from an AMC color circa...

Kawasaki Lime Green came from an AMC color circa 1972 I believe. There was a story in one of the magazines interviewing one of the people responsible for the early 80s superbikes and he told the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2015, 08:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 292
Posted By markk53
Possible they flipped the tire, reversing tread...

Possible they flipped the tire, reversing tread rotation. This would possibly feel wonky due to the cupping, which now is working opposite direction and may cause some vagueness.

Only other thing...
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 292
Posted By markk53
I know why it happens. It is the fact that the...

I know why it happens. It is the fact that the front tire only has directional force in one direction. Both rolling and braking forces are the same direction of rotation. The tread rolls slightly...
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2015, 07:22 AM
Replies: 12,759
Views: 2,477,149
Posted By markk53
I was selling Hondas in 83 and if you believe the...

I was selling Hondas in 83 and if you believe the numbers Honda pumped out back then... I got some prime beach in Death Valley to sell. Japanese motorcycle weights were one of the big jokes of the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2015, 06:08 AM
Replies: 12,759
Views: 2,477,149
Posted By markk53
Can you say "durability"? That is a big...

Can you say "durability"? That is a big difference. When riders load down their bikes stuff starts breaking. To avoid that, frames are built with heavier gauge tubing and gussets are thicker. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-18-2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,738
Posted By markk53
Long way home, here. Used to be 6 miles in,...

Long way home, here. Used to be 6 miles in, 12-15 home. :D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-18-2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 533
Posted By markk53
So... was there an actual question being asked...

So... was there an actual question being asked in your original post or were you just trolling for the opportunity to jump down people's throats? :huh
Forum: Thumpers 05-17-2015, 10:35 AM
Replies: 12,418
Views: 2,747,083
Posted By markk53
In the US, the dual sport is the S, the supermoto...

In the US, the dual sport is the S, the supermoto is the SF

U.S. Kaw parts site. (http://www.kawasaki.com/DefaultFrame.aspx?strContentURL=/SITE/VIVEHICLEINFORMATION/VICHOOSEVEHICLE.ASP)
Forum: Thumpers 05-17-2015, 10:32 AM
Replies: 12,418
Views: 2,747,083
Posted By markk53
You're one of the first I've heard that say they...

You're one of the first I've heard that say they did it on anything pre-09. Some guys are down on it because it doesn't make magic power up higher, but I'm looking for the mid-range increase. I'll...
Forum: Thumpers 05-17-2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 12,418
Views: 2,747,083
Posted By markk53
You might find KLX300 may fit and show up on ebay...

You might find KLX300 may fit and show up on ebay or the like. Here's the site for U.S. Kawasaki...
Forum: Thumpers 05-17-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 3,959
Views: 637,197
Posted By markk53
I have 45,000 miles on mine and wouldn't sell it...

I have 45,000 miles on mine and wouldn't sell it at that price. Performance alone has it worth more. The C model still is the strongest dual sport 650 from Japan... twenty years old and all.
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Forum: Thumpers 05-17-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 12,759
Views: 2,477,149
Posted By markk53
Can you get MAV or Velocity channel on that? ...

Can you get MAV or Velocity channel on that? :cob :jack
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-15-2015, 05:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,154
Posted By markk53
This from the guy who asks about a 250 dual sport...

This from the guy who asks about a 250 dual sport bike being crash prone? A bike that essentially has a frame design pedigree back to the first well proven perimeter motocross frame and essentially...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-15-2015, 05:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,098
Posted By markk53
Geez, if it took a stupid ass video to teach you...

Geez, if it took a stupid ass video to teach you how to choose a tire you probably should go back to a Honda Civic and save the trouble of learning anything.

What the heck does a video know about...
Forum: Thumpers 05-15-2015, 05:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 814
Posted By markk53
Hell, they drink Vodka! It's the mass...

Hell, they drink Vodka!

It's the mass produced yellow water passed off as beer in the US that is the issue here! The craft industry has provided remedies in varying qualities available at most...
Forum: Thumpers 05-15-2015, 05:29 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,852
Posted By markk53
Yeah :lol3 What the hell do they know, like...

Yeah :lol3 What the hell do they know, like they've ridden almost everything...

Hey, wait... they have. :huh

I guess it just goes to show that a bike doesn't need inverted forks and $800...
Forum: Thumpers 05-15-2015, 05:20 AM
Replies: 12,418
Views: 2,747,083
Posted By markk53
Tell that to my bent Acerbis guard! I washed...

Tell that to my bent Acerbis guard! I washed out the front end and hit the ground. It now has a bend in at the clutch side grip that is quite obvious.

I don't know how they'll hold up, but...
Forum: Thumpers 05-15-2015, 05:16 AM
Replies: 12,418
Views: 2,747,083
Posted By markk53
I did the same set, near identical to the Acerbis...

I did the same set, near identical to the Acerbis I put on my 650 including the need to grind the plastic off on the inside to clear the brake banjo bolt to fit them where I wanted. A bit of...
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2015, 03:33 PM
Replies: 12,759
Views: 2,477,149
Posted By markk53
I would tend to agree, unless money is an object,...

I would tend to agree, unless money is an object, the WR R is a no-brainer after owning either the KLX or CRF if looking to step up a bit or replace. Although oddly enough in the one test that...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-14-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,113
Posted By markk53
Probably not, but if you have a Zuma you might be...

Probably not, but if you have a Zuma you might be hip!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-14-2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,154
Posted By markk53
I saw your post in the Kaw forum... perhaps this...

I saw your post in the Kaw forum... perhaps this is why you asked. You don't know.

I've done enough riding to tell you dropping pressure from a road pressure of 32 psi to about 20 psi is the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-14-2015, 11:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,154
Posted By markk53
He ain't no trials rider either! 6-8 psi...

He ain't no trials rider either! 6-8 psi front/4-6 psi rear was what it used to be. But I'm guessing most off roaders with experience will go with 15-18 psi front and rear, subject to personal...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-14-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 7,118
Posted By markk53
HAW HAW HAW... TELL ANOTHER JOKE.... :topes

HAW HAW HAW... TELL ANOTHER JOKE.... :topes
Forum: Equipment 05-14-2015, 10:32 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,239
Posted By markk53
1/16-1/8" in a roughly 1 square inch area sanded...

1/16-1/8" in a roughly 1 square inch area sanded out is certainly far better than the distraction of the pain of a hot spot or a poor fitted helmet with too much clearance. You do realize helmet...
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 12,418
Views: 2,747,083
Posted By markk53
Here is a link to the KLX250 Cheap Mods...

Here is a link to the KLX250 Cheap Mods (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1qCrblsfETztDX7kyULunzEd6ZeJEvxEcoYNY7awi9gc/edit?usp=sharing) that someone recorded back when. I made a copy with a few...
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 12,759
Views: 2,477,149
Posted By markk53
Only because it is on topic. Read what...

Only because it is on topic. Read what snowmobilers and ATV riders are doing to compensate for elevation changes with both carburetors and efi limited injection systems. They are using a fuel adder...
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