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Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 43,678
Views: 8,310,957
Posted By ET-VT
I'm struggling to understand how working on your...

I'm struggling to understand how working on your own motorcycle amounts to having a "Wal-Mart mentality". Understanding how things work and being able to fix them yourself would seem to be a pretty...
Forum: Road warriors 07-14-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 10,268
Posted By ET-VT
What? Honda's been out of F1 since 2008 and has...

What? Honda's been out of F1 since 2008 and has never supplied engines to more than two teams at a time.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-13-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 10,430
Posted By ET-VT
Well, the friend who was providing the drinks is...

Well, the friend who was providing the drinks is a nurse, so I felt like it was a sound medical decision. I wasn't swollen at that point, anyway. Odd how these things take time to manifest.
...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-13-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 10,430
Posted By ET-VT
Hey! I'm hurt! I made it home fine and got...

Hey! I'm hurt!

I made it home fine and got right into the drinking, so I can't say if I had any lingering signs of concussion. My neck is pretty sore, though. More of a problem are my ankle and...
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 43,678
Views: 8,310,957
Posted By ET-VT
It says WRF250X. That's just a...

It says WRF250X. That's just a typo/misunderstanding then?
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2014, 02:51 PM
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Views: 8,310,957
Posted By ET-VT
So which one fits the WRR? It isn't among the...

So which one fits the WRR? It isn't among the listed models.

I've bent up my 7/8" handlebars pretty badly, so I'm going to be replacing the bars, risers, grips and hand guard mounts with a 1 1/8"...
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 43,678
Views: 8,310,957
Posted By ET-VT
I'm around 500 miles into running 13/46, coming...

I'm around 500 miles into running 13/46, coming from stock. It's different. I didn't have any real problem with the stock gearing for my purposes. Sixth gear was useless, but I rarely break 60 mph,...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-24-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 10,430
Posted By ET-VT
Put me down for three spots. There could be more,...

Put me down for three spots. There could be more, but I've got two tag-alongs confirmed.

None of us will be camping.
Forum: Thumpers 06-22-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 43,678
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Posted By ET-VT
All but one. And that was probably the best...

All but one. And that was probably the best maintained.
Forum: Thumpers 06-22-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 43,678
Views: 8,310,957
Posted By ET-VT
I need a waterproof camera... <iframe...

I need a waterproof camera...

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/ak_qG71aXxA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-22-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,008
Posted By ET-VT
I've been doing this ride every year that MotoGP...

I've been doing this ride every year that MotoGP has been coming to Indy. I always take three days, though. This year, I'm taking six and going through Tennessee and Kentucky. Anyway, here are my...
Forum: Thumpers 06-21-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 43,678
Views: 8,310,957
Posted By ET-VT
I personally put 4,700 miles on my MT21 front and...

I personally put 4,700 miles on my MT21 front and it supposedly had about 500 miles on it when I bought the bike. Granted, that was probably a good 1K miles more than it should have gone...
...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-18-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 4,274
Views: 257,042
Posted By ET-VT
That's all I need to know! Thank-you, as always.

That's all I need to know! Thank-you, as always.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-17-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 4,274
Views: 257,042
Posted By ET-VT
Got It!

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5513/14443618052_f85833720a_b.jpg
Seriously. It was chilly this morning. And I've forgotten to register my KLR for a couple of years. Wait. I own a KLR?!?

Anybody...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-11-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 10,430
Posted By ET-VT
I'll almost certainly be coming for the ride,...

I'll almost certainly be coming for the ride, with at least one other rider, but I won't be camping, as we'll just be coming from Alstead. $5 to an inured rider sounds like a fair deal.
Forum: Thumpers 06-03-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 43,678
Views: 8,310,957
Posted By ET-VT
I've got the 12 o'clock labs one and you can use...

I've got the 12 o'clock labs one and you can use it to calibrate the odometer or the speedometer. I've set mine to make sure the odometer is correct. The speedo is still optimistic.
Forum: Thumpers 06-01-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 43,678
Views: 8,310,957
Posted By ET-VT
I have used the E12s for a three-day, 600 mile...

I have used the E12s for a three-day, 600 mile trail ride and didn't have any problems with the bags melting or anything. I wouldn't carry chocolate bars in the right-side bag, but it was fine for my...
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 43,678
Views: 8,310,957
Posted By ET-VT
See attached. Should cover it...

See attached. Should cover it...
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2014, 05:46 AM
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Views: 8,310,957
Posted By ET-VT
If you're talking about the clutch boss nut, it's...

If you're talking about the clutch boss nut, it's 75Nm.
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2014, 05:41 AM
Replies: 43,678
Views: 8,310,957
Posted By ET-VT
I did the ratchet strap thing to find the proper...

I did the ratchet strap thing to find the proper tension and checked the seal pretty regularly. It looked fine two weeks before my piggyback rescue ride (although the chain was starting to get...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 05-28-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 17,390
Posted By ET-VT
No changes since 2012. If you've got the routes...

No changes since 2012. If you've got the routes from the MOV site and have them loaded and working, you're good to go.
Forum: Equipment 05-28-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 537
Posted By ET-VT
Rev'It Gear...

Rev'It Gear (http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/revit-gear-2-leather-pants) pants are leather/mesh and fit my 32/34 skinny legs pretty well. I assume the other Rev'It stuff is similar. It's a Dutch...
Forum: Thumpers 05-28-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 43,678
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Posted By ET-VT
The smallest size I could find in that type was...

The smallest size I could find in that type was 48T. I'm not really sure why I got my mind set on a 46T, but once I did, I was pretty much stuck with aluminum. I should probably just switch to 47T,...
Forum: Thumpers 05-28-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 43,678
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Posted By ET-VT
I bought the bike with about 3,500 miles on it....

I bought the bike with about 3,500 miles on it. The previous owner had bought it from a dealer at 3,000 miles. The dealer had replaced the chain and rear sprocket with OEM parts. I called the dealer...
Forum: Thumpers 05-28-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 43,678
Views: 8,310,957
Posted By ET-VT
On topic, how many miles should I expect from an...

On topic, how many miles should I expect from an aluminum rear sprocket? I couldn't find a 46T in steel, so I figured I'd give aluminum a try.

I pulled off the steel 43T with about 4,500 miles on...
Forum: Thumpers 05-28-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 43,678
Views: 8,310,957
Posted By ET-VT
According to HighFive's measurements from a few...

According to HighFive's measurements from a few years ago (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=8608811&postcount=1586), even the stock exhaust idles at 90dB and hits 105dB at 1/2 throttle....
Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 43,678
Views: 8,310,957
Posted By ET-VT
The 15mm Tusk risers were just the amount I...

The 15mm Tusk risers were just the amount I needed to keep from feeling like I was always pulling up on the bars. Although, some places list them as 7/8", which is more like 20mm, so who knows....
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 43,678
Views: 8,310,957
Posted By ET-VT
Yes, sorry. Stock gearing and ride height. 7.5Kmi...

Yes, sorry. Stock gearing and ride height. 7.5Kmi on the front sprocket, 4.5Kmi on the rear sprocket and chain. I weigh under 170lbs. and lubricate obsessively.

I did give a 180lb. friend a 60...
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 43,678
Views: 8,310,957
Posted By ET-VT
Damnit. I've got swing arm grooves. Pretty bad...

Damnit. I've got swing arm grooves. Pretty bad looking, too. I guess I should have been checking more often. I thought there was quite a bit of seal left last fall.

Has anyone had the pivot...
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 43,678
Views: 8,310,957
Posted By ET-VT
Force vs. Flatland?

I dropped my bike on a log last year and bent the radiator a little bit. It was the lower tab that the shroud mounts to that took the hit, though...
...
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 43,678
Views: 8,310,957
Posted By ET-VT
There's a built-in CO2 setting. There's probably...

There's a built-in CO2 setting. There's probably a better explanation somewhere, but here's a post at the WRR forum (http://wr250rforum.forumotion.com/t3769-wr250-r-x-built-in-programmer).
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 43,678
Views: 8,310,957
Posted By ET-VT
That's Peabody Road in East Alstead. Or what's...

That's Peabody Road in East Alstead. Or what's left of it, anyway.
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 43,678
Views: 8,310,957
Posted By ET-VT
Yah, I settled on that procedure when trying to...

Yah, I settled on that procedure when trying to set up an old BMW street bike, so it may not be ideal for dirt bikes. I still think that it's harder to get the compression right if the rebound is too...
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 43,678
Views: 8,310,957
Posted By ET-VT
The WRR site gives a good explanation of WHY you...

The WRR site gives a good explanation of WHY you want to adjust your suspension, but I don't see where it provides the HOW.

http://www.dirt-bike-tips-and-pics.com/sag-and-spring.html

That's a...
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 43,678
Views: 8,310,957
Posted By ET-VT
I've never had a problem doing technical stuff...

I've never had a problem doing technical stuff with the stock gearing. I still plan to go up a couple of teeth when I replace the chain, but that's more to make 6th gear useful.
Forum: Thumpers 02-05-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 43,678
Views: 8,310,957
Posted By ET-VT
I've got rust sports on the subframe welds, as...

I've got rust sports on the subframe welds, as well. I was planning on just brushing them and hitting them with some Rustoleum. Are you having yours powder coated or something?
Forum: Equipment 12-30-2013, 09:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,790
Posted By ET-VT
I did end up getting a large Powerxross instead...

I did end up getting a large Powerxross instead of a Traverse. I'm not sure it fits particularly better over my armor, but it definitely feels lighter (I've been able to try out a large Traverse to...
Forum: Thumpers 12-26-2013, 07:11 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,181
Posted By ET-VT
I think the CRF250L qualifies as a reasonably...

I think the CRF250L qualifies as a reasonably priced and modern Japanese dual-sport. It may not be the bike for everyone, but it's hard to argue that it isn't a good value.
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2013, 05:50 AM
Replies: 43,678
Views: 8,310,957
Posted By ET-VT
My WRR is paired with a Tiger 1050. I keep saying...

My WRR is paired with a Tiger 1050. I keep saying I'm going to replace it with an 800XC, but it's so undervalued that I can't justify selling it. Once I finally ride it into the ground, though, an XC...
Forum: Thumpers 12-19-2013, 05:06 AM
Replies: 43,678
Views: 8,310,957
Posted By ET-VT
Are you running the knobs completely off that...

Are you running the knobs completely off that rear MT21, then? By 2,500km mine have been pretty much unusable in anything slightly soft. I'm going through three rear MT21s to a single front MT21,...
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