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Forum: Equipment 09-08-2014, 12:01 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,956
Posted By scotteroni
I guess the question to ask is whether anyone...

I guess the question to ask is whether anyone ever did a study to prove that people were more likely to get injured wearing a 5+ older helmet. Or stress tested a new helmet versus an older one from...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-12-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 16,564
Posted By scotteroni
I stopped worrying about hand wave manners 60,000...

I stopped worrying about hand wave manners 60,000 miles ago.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-12-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,766
Posted By scotteroni
Motion pro sells a small wrench with a one way...

Motion pro sells a small wrench with a one way check valve and hose for pretty cheap. Been priceless for one man brake bleeding for me.
Forum: Thumpers 07-06-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,182
Posted By scotteroni
Doesn't matter what the occupation of the seller...

Doesn't matter what the occupation of the seller is. I would give him the benefit of the doubt. It sounds like he divulged what he knew about the bike and you did say you got it at a bargain price. ...
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,182
Posted By scotteroni
There,s no way a mechanic would know if a motor...

There,s no way a mechanic would know if a motor ran dry unless they inspected the cam and rocker arm surfaces for overheating and scoring. Did the mechanic remove the valve cover to do this? Also you...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-25-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,471
Posted By scotteroni
I find that as i get older my tolerance for...

I find that as i get older my tolerance for discomfort gets lower. When things start feeling like a chore or something to endure its time for a break.

Sent from my ASUS Transformer Pad TF300T...
Forum: The Garage 06-21-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,626
Posted By scotteroni
Harbor freight sells anodized colored sockets...

Harbor freight sells anodized colored sockets that have a replacement guarantee. You just have to associate the color with the size. Just basic set though. Works great for me.



Sent from my...
Forum: Road warriors 06-21-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 891
Posted By scotteroni
Ive bought and sold a few bikes on cl. If its...

Ive bought and sold a few bikes on cl. If its over a half hr drive i will insist on them taking several pictures of the bike before i'll even consider the travel. Yeah a lot of dreamers out there. I...
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 102,222
Views: 19,990,826
Posted By scotteroni
Hi guys, im looking for a little direction here...

Hi guys, im looking for a little direction here on a 97 dr650. I winterized the bike and am now just getting it ready for spring. I put in a new battery, charged at 100% and the motor turns over...
Forum: Australia 12-09-2013, 03:35 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,307
Posted By scotteroni
Rotella 15w 40 at walmart Sent from my...

Rotella 15w 40 at walmart

Sent from my GT-N8013 using Tapatalk 4
Forum: Ride reports 11-12-2013, 12:04 PM
Replies: 342
Views: 104,746
Posted By scotteroni
Hi Candyia, I enjoyed your RR. I think your...

Hi Candyia, I enjoyed your RR. I think your appeal is that you took the chance to be vulnerable and authentic in your ride report in a forum that is mostly populated by men that on the surface like...
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2013, 10:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 614
Posted By scotteroni
DR650 stock carb, needle white spacer ?

I looked over some information here about this and came up short. I have a 97 DR650 all stock that has the surging issue at low throttle position. I wanted to do a couple mods to clear this up. I...
Forum: The Garage 06-14-2013, 08:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,234
Posted By scotteroni
how accurate are snail adjusters?

The reason I ask is that I just adjusted my dr650 chain and set the snail adjusters on the same numbered notch. Just for curiosity I checked the sprocket chain alighnment by using a motion pro tool...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-06-2013, 07:55 PM
Replies: 1,873
Views: 271,093
Posted By scotteroni
Dont you just love the Cl ads where people say...

Dont you just love the Cl ads where people say they don't need to sell the bike and they are not really interested in selling it but they want to put "feelers" out to see what some desperate sap...
Forum: Equipment 06-06-2013, 07:41 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 14,829
Posted By scotteroni
While I was there I also spotted a 12 in...

While I was there I also spotted a 12 in expandable zippered document bag with two inner pockets large enough to hold full size set of basic bike tools. $2 :)
...
Forum: Equipment 06-06-2013, 06:13 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 14,829
Posted By scotteroni
I dont know but it looks pretty sealed up for...

I dont know but it looks pretty sealed up for rain when it"s zipped together. the top flap overhangs the zipper by a good inch and quarter.
...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-06-2013, 05:39 PM
Replies: 1,873
Views: 271,093
Posted By scotteroni
CL terminology and translations: "Just needs...

CL terminology and translations:

"Just needs a carb cleaning"- Could never get the bike to run right.

"Fresh barn find"- dry rotted tires, smells like farm, covered in pigeon crap, mouse...
Forum: Equipment 06-06-2013, 04:54 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 14,829
Posted By scotteroni
I love Home Depot. Waterproof duffle bag $29

Was perusing through Home Depot today and found a Husky brand rubberized textile waterproof duffle bag. Thinking it would fit right on my BBQ rack I ended up buying it for $29. It looks like it's...
Forum: Equipment 06-04-2013, 06:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,616
Posted By scotteroni
I think he's looking for examples of added on...

I think he's looking for examples of added on fuse blocks for accessories.
Forum: Thumpers 06-03-2013, 03:45 PM
Replies: 102,222
Views: 19,990,826
Posted By scotteroni
Blue loctite- red loctite?

I need to reinstall my screws with loctite on them for the DR650 NSU which were both backed out by a couple threads (A 97 with 11K). All the posts say to use the red loctite, with no other...
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2013, 03:12 AM
Replies: 102,222
Views: 19,990,826
Posted By scotteroni
I have an interesting observation since I bought...

I have an interesting observation since I bought a dr650 especially among my street bike riding friends. Because the bike looks more like a dirt bike than a dualsport I think they automatically...
Forum: Thumpers 05-28-2013, 09:47 AM
Replies: 102,222
Views: 19,990,826
Posted By scotteroni
What I did this weekend on my DR650

Just bought a 97 DR650 a week ago but wasnt too keen on the color scheme. I found a guy on Cl locally that was selling a complete tank, plastics, BBQ rack and a Corbin seat for short money for a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-28-2013, 06:46 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,812
Posted By scotteroni
I don't initiate waves usually but always wave...

I don't initiate waves usually but always wave back. I give scooter people the thumbs up.
Forum: Thumpers 05-25-2013, 08:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 247
Posted By scotteroni
97 DR650 tech question. Starter idler gear washer.

Hi, I just removed my generator cover to replace the gasket. When I pulled of the cover and removed the limiter gear and ilde gear assy a washer was still on the hole that one of the gears goes on....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-14-2013, 05:43 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,142
Posted By scotteroni
ive had no problems using the blaze product, The...

ive had no problems using the blaze product, The sales guy said to me a lot of people make the mistake of not applying it right. Did you spray some on and rub it around with your finger, let it dry a...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-14-2013, 05:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,225
Posted By scotteroni
You can get great rebuild / restore tips at...

You can get great rebuild / restore tips at Thumpertalk and 4strokes
Forum: Old's Cool 01-15-2013, 08:34 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 15,283
Posted By scotteroni
Here's my 82 CB900C with 39K. Stored in a barn...

Here's my 82 CB900C with 39K. Stored in a barn for many years and bought for $350.

http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii207/STingermen/82cb900c014.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-11-2013, 08:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,427
Posted By scotteroni
I had something like that happen a few months...

I had something like that happen a few months ago. It was a sunny dry day and I came to a complete stop at an intersection. Went to put my foot down and felt my foot slide out from under me almost...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 01-09-2013, 07:26 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 22,782
Posted By scotteroni
If people don't ever feel unsafe where you live...

If people don't ever feel unsafe where you live then why is it necessary to keep a gun so close at hand?. Not being critical, or trying to judge . Im really interested to know about the culture in...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 01-09-2013, 07:05 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 22,782
Posted By scotteroni
I don't own a gun but I wonder if people would...

I don't own a gun but I wonder if people would actually feel more secure or apprehensive attending public events where handguns are allowed. I think If I was in a movie theater with my kids and I...
Forum: Thumpers 12-29-2012, 04:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 944
Posted By scotteroni
Hi I have an 87 and have had my carbs on and off...

Hi I have an 87 and have had my carbs on and off several times.

If the bolt is stuck real good you could try heating it up by touching a soldering iron to the end of the bolt. The only other...
Forum: Australia 11-09-2012, 12:00 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,235
Posted By scotteroni
Won Hong Lo decided to take his bike out for a...

Won Hong Lo decided to take his bike out for a ride to relax and forget about his family troubles for a while.

http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii207/STingermen/familymotorcycle.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 09-25-2012, 07:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 900
Posted By scotteroni
I'd take take apart the master cylinder and...

I'd take take apart the master cylinder and caliper and put new rubber parts in after a thorough cleaning. $60 in rebuild kits will insure confidence in the most important safety feature on a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-11-2012, 08:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,269
Posted By scotteroni
So you think something is wrong with you because...

So you think something is wrong with you because you find some things more interesting than bikes right now in your life? I don't see that as a problem, I see that more as effort to adapt to certain...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-06-2012, 08:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,159
Posted By scotteroni
Off road riding primer for newbies

I know theres a few dvd's you can buy to learn some of these skills but I came across a pretty informative website that goes over the basics and well.... it's free so I thought I'd post it up.
...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-24-2012, 04:52 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,451
Posted By scotteroni
Looks like the Freedlyville quarry in Dorset....

Looks like the Freedlyville quarry in Dorset. Webs search brought up these pics.

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/43782063@N07/5942775931/" title="Freedlyville Quarry in Dorset, VT by J. Van...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-24-2012, 03:19 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,451
Posted By scotteroni
Was that mine located in Danbury Vt?

Was that mine located in Danbury Vt?
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-23-2012, 05:47 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,451
Posted By scotteroni
Hey speedtimer can't take all the credit for that...

Hey speedtimer can't take all the credit for that Glamour shot. I was the guy he ran into, or over... or ummm. through. I came into a dip on the pegs too fast, bounced off the down hill side and my...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-22-2012, 09:09 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,451
Posted By scotteroni
Some more photos from today ...

Some more photos from today
http://img.tapatalk.com/328a8190-c06f-8f14.jpg

http://img.tapatalk.com/328a8190-c085-6e55.jpg
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-21-2012, 08:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 763
Posted By scotteroni
Thanks for al the road advice. Went Down skyline...

Thanks for al the road advice. Went Down skyline dr today ( now one of my favorite roads in w mass) didn't have time for the falls but had a great dinner at the rapids rest....
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