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Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2015, 09:47 AM
Replies: 14,213
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I have a really nice silver wheel here. It's got...

I have a really nice silver wheel here. It's got a mean knobby on it, pretty fresh, with a matching rear to boot. I was going to use it to build a supermoto wheel set but I found an NOS rear hub so...
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2015, 09:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,157
If they're actually building concepts that shows...

If they're actually building concepts that shows they're at least considering production.

Think positive thoughts
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 946
This. 13T is really low for a C/S sprocket on a...

This. 13T is really low for a C/S sprocket on a single.

You will be able to do mad wheelies though. :D
Forum: Thumpers 03-14-2015, 11:18 AM
Replies: 14,213
Views: 1,516,411
People like me who own and drive fast cars with...

People like me who own and drive fast cars with manual transmissions become accustomed to using a tach, so when we don't have one we notice it's absence. Why do you think the European bikes came...
Forum: Thumpers 03-08-2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 14,213
Views: 1,516,411
Nice, keep us posted on the sumo build.

Nice, keep us posted on the sumo build.
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2015, 08:48 PM
Replies: 14,213
Views: 1,516,411
I once had a car I built up that liked to shatter...

I once had a car I built up that liked to shatter transmissions, after a while I finally said that if I ever had to replace another trans I'd sell it. The next time it did I fixed it and sold it. I...
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2015, 08:02 AM
Replies: 14,213
Views: 1,516,411
:rofl

:rofl
Forum: Thumpers 02-15-2015, 08:55 AM
Replies: 14,213
Views: 1,516,411
The 83-84 XR500R and the 85-87 XR600R

The 83-84 XR500R and the 85-87 XR600R
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2015, 06:24 AM
Replies: 14,213
Views: 1,516,411
You're probably so good at that by now that this...

You're probably so good at that by now that this is how I imagine you doing it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=te48ucoEvFI
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-10-2015, 12:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,118
Wrong. Lexus LFA ...

Wrong.

Lexus LFA
http://youtu.be/p6D7S2rcyIQ

Best sounding engine ever put into production.
Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2015, 06:41 AM
Replies: 14,213
Views: 1,516,411
Lol @ people who put gasket sealant on intakes. ...

Lol @ people who put gasket sealant on intakes. It's not holding a liquid, it's only keeping air and fuel vapors from leaking out, why would anyone think it would need such a positive seal?
...
Forum: Thumpers 02-07-2015, 10:37 AM
Replies: 14,213
Views: 1,516,411
I had to do this to mine. People like kick...

I had to do this to mine. People like kick starting this bike while standing on the pegs and it bends up the side stand.
Forum: Thumpers 02-05-2015, 10:19 AM
Replies: 14,213
Views: 1,516,411
Haha! Compression usually just gives you...

Haha!

Compression usually just gives you more torque, unless you do some top end work along with it. High compression pistons are really meant to help big lift cams and high flowing heads make...
Forum: Thumpers 02-04-2015, 06:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 835
Buchanan's (http://www.buchananspokes.com/) can...

Buchanan's (http://www.buchananspokes.com/) can make whatever spokes you want and the rims you can get at your local moto shop, online store, ebay, or whatever. What you'd probably want is a 17 x...
Forum: Thumpers 02-03-2015, 02:18 PM
Replies: 14,213
Views: 1,516,411
http://i.imgur.com/g8VBpbC.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/g8VBpbC.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 02-03-2015, 02:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 835
Helps turn in somewhat?? Come on now, that...

Helps turn in somewhat?? Come on now, that shit's like night and day.



Seriously this. Dirt bike brakes on the street are so inadequate it's borderline dangerous. I did a 320mm rotor and...
Forum: Thumpers 02-03-2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 14,213
Views: 1,516,411
You all know what I think about the gold. I'll...

You all know what I think about the gold. I'll spare you the pictures this time.
Forum: Thumpers 02-03-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 835
I put stock sized Pirelli scorpion trails on my...

I put stock sized Pirelli scorpion trails on my XL600R. Handles a lot better than knobbies, the only major difference from a full supermoto wheel setup is the rear is a narrow 130 and the front 21"...
Forum: Thumpers 02-01-2015, 09:28 AM
Replies: 14,213
Views: 1,516,411
You regularly showing proof of riding that old...

You regularly showing proof of riding that old bike like a straight up maniac is one of the best contributions to this thread.
Forum: Thumpers 01-29-2015, 07:32 PM
Replies: 14,213
Views: 1,516,411
For some reason the animation on that video...

For some reason the animation on that video reminded me of the movie Heavy Metal...
Forum: Thumpers 01-28-2015, 09:48 PM
Replies: 14,213
Views: 1,516,411
I rebuilt my wheels and used spokes from...

I rebuilt my wheels and used spokes from Buchannan's. I had my original rims re anodized locally. You can find new rims for the front but the 17 in the back is like a 2.50 width and I don't know if...
Forum: Thumpers 01-28-2015, 09:43 PM
Replies: 14,213
Views: 1,516,411
Get out of here. The bright red engine looks the...

Get out of here. The bright red engine looks the balls.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v239/bad-tsi/Bike/BikeAug17th52_zps76f9ebdc.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2015, 09:27 AM
Replies: 14,213
Views: 1,516,411
If you really can ride that wobbly old bike that...

If you really can ride that wobbly old bike that hard you're going to be unstoppable once you get something better or upgrade the suspension.
Forum: Thumpers 01-18-2015, 10:00 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 9,135
Oh I agree, damn this big greedy companies making...

Oh I agree, damn this big greedy companies making a profit selling us things we choose to buy. Just who the hell thinks they can go around raking in millions and creating industry and jobs all off...
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2015, 11:05 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 9,135
Yeah in countries like India and Taiwan where the...

Yeah in countries like India and Taiwan where the average male height is like 5'5".

You know, it's your own fault your cheap, not the bike manufactures. The bike you need is out there, you just...
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2015, 08:13 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 9,135
Dual sports are small bikes and they're not very...

Dual sports are small bikes and they're not very powerful. Why would you want to ride one around with two people on it? I can see if you're a high school kid with a tiny little 80lb girlfriend, but...
Forum: Thumpers 01-09-2015, 01:01 PM
Replies: 14,213
Views: 1,516,411
:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3...

:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3
Forum: Thumpers 01-09-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 14,213
Views: 1,516,411
:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3

:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3
Forum: Thumpers 01-09-2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 14,213
Views: 1,516,411
I used to commute in the cold on my XL, anything...

I used to commute in the cold on my XL, anything around 20 degrees or more, but it was only a 6 mile ride down 40 mph roads. I don't do it anymore just because I got tired of the extra time it took...
Forum: Thumpers 01-09-2015, 07:58 AM
Replies: 14,213
Views: 1,516,411
They're still making albums? Reload was the last...

They're still making albums? Reload was the last one I got way back when and even that was kind of meh.
Forum: Thumpers 01-08-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 14,213
Views: 1,516,411
I hear ya. Dealing with the cold means all sorts...

I hear ya. Dealing with the cold means all sorts of extra work and compromise, where hot weather only involves staying hydrated and keeping out of the sun.

The heat has to reach some seriously...
Forum: Thumpers 01-07-2015, 07:16 AM
Replies: 14,213
Views: 1,516,411
I considered a 140 rear, but with so many options...

I considered a 140 rear, but with so many options for a 130/80 I just went with that. I'm sure it would still fit.

The Ricky stator is the one to get. Most other ones are cheap and tend to fail...
Forum: Thumpers 01-06-2015, 12:38 PM
Replies: 14,213
Views: 1,516,411
I actually just put a nylon spacer behind the...

I actually just put a nylon spacer behind the bottom bolt hole and used a longer screw. It will keep the whole panel away from the pipe.

I don't remember the length I used but I just bought one...
Forum: Thumpers 01-02-2015, 07:05 AM
Replies: 14,213
Views: 1,516,411
I didn't know those racks were Hondaline. I only...

I didn't know those racks were Hondaline. I only thought ones like the one I have were, but I guess it looks like that's a more heavy duty one. I don't know if that will match because I thought the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-01-2015, 05:58 AM
Replies: 14,213
Views: 1,516,411
Springs and a brace with 15w oil is going to cost...

Springs and a brace with 15w oil is going to cost you about $180 and take maybe an hour to do. Or you can skip the brace and only spend $80. The springs and oil make the biggest difference anyway....
Forum: Thumpers 12-30-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,964
It doesn't fit, the knuckle is too thick and gets...

It doesn't fit, the knuckle is too thick and gets jammed against the footpeg mount.

I thought the same thing, bought a new one, installed it, kicked it down, and it stayed there. I would fit if...
Forum: Thumpers 12-27-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 14,213
Views: 1,516,411
I hope the rest of your family has some bikers in...

I hope the rest of your family has some bikers in it, otherwise you'll be getting plenty of unsolicited advise about your choice to ride.:rofl
Forum: Thumpers 12-26-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 14,213
Views: 1,516,411
Shorty levers are the business. I rode a bike...

Shorty levers are the business. I rode a bike with them once and I always wanted to do some on the XL. Thanks for the post.
Forum: Thumpers 12-09-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 14,213
Views: 1,516,411
+1 $500 is a decent deal, but as stated, be...

+1

$500 is a decent deal, but as stated, be prepared to spend a few hundred dollars and a fair bit of time on it, time being the bigger investment here.

If you have such time to spare than go...
Forum: Thumpers 11-30-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 14,213
Views: 1,516,411
All sorts of Wisconsin people in this thread. ...

All sorts of Wisconsin people in this thread. Wonder what that means? Us northerners must just love fixing up old shit.
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