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Forum: Hacks 06-16-2012, 07:42 PM
Replies: 2,637
Views: 399,283
Posted By Mark 42
Eh? Why so much effort to tell people you didn't like your bike?

I've had a 2006 Ural Gear-Up for 5 years now.
I have 21,000 km on it.
Rode it about 300 days a year, raine, snow, ice, cloud or sunny weather.

(Russians know about snow... they can see Alaska)
...
Forum: Equipment 04-07-2010, 09:32 AM
Replies: 541
Views: 95,758
Posted By Mark 42
Eh? I'm thinking of modding the jacket and the...

I'm thinking of modding the jacket and the controller so that I can
completely remove the thick 5 conductor cable and plug the jacket
directly into the controller.

There is really no reason why...
Forum: Equipment 04-06-2010, 02:56 PM
Replies: 541
Views: 95,758
Posted By Mark 42
Now I see the pictures! I couldn't see them...

Now I see the pictures!

I couldn't see them earlier. I printed it before they disappear again!

I saw the schematics after I posted, but as I understand it, they are for the
vest rather than...
Forum: Equipment 04-06-2010, 01:21 PM
Replies: 541
Views: 95,758
Posted By Mark 42
Question Anyone know the wiring schematic for the jacket? ...

Anyone know the wiring schematic for the jacket?

If I can find out how it's wired I can short out the controller plug
(remove the big heavy cable) and set it up so that it is always
on high. The...
Forum: Ride reports 02-16-2010, 07:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,292
Posted By Mark 42
As soon as it snows (or if I can find a big...

As soon as it snows (or if I can find a big enough mud hole!)


It's your money.
I can buy a new tire for a lot less than I would spend on a new bike.

No point owning anything you're afraid to...
Forum: Ride reports 02-15-2010, 08:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,292
Posted By Mark 42
Just trying to save the sidecar tire to make up...

Just trying to save the sidecar tire to make up for abusing the pusher tire.
Forum: Ride reports 02-15-2010, 07:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,292
Posted By Mark 42
Here's another... <object width="425"...

Here's another...

<object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/OpkveAlc7Lw&hl=en_US&fs=1&"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param...
Forum: Ride reports 02-15-2010, 01:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,292
Posted By Mark 42
2400 Miles.

2400 Miles.
Forum: Ride reports 02-14-2010, 09:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,292
Posted By Mark 42
They actually enjoy our antics. :rofl Our...

They actually enjoy our antics. :rofl

Our next door neighbor was the one who suggested my son get a dirt bike :clap
Forum: Ride reports 02-14-2010, 07:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,292
Posted By Mark 42
Thumb My Ural Burnout Video

The Ural was ready for a new rear tire
(Kenda K-760 Trackmaster 2 size 110/100-19)

Si I had to put the last of the old tire to good use... :freaky !

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKRQRcNn4XQ
Forum: Australia 02-07-2010, 04:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 33,675
Posted By Mark 42
The only reason I want LEDs is to save wattage...

The only reason I want LEDs is to save wattage for my heated riding gear
during the winter (and for off road spot/flood lights if I ever do the 25 hour race)
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2009, 07:22 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 28,973
Posted By Mark 42
That's a good idea. Use some automotive heater...

That's a good idea.
Use some automotive heater hose slit open and it won't
compress so much.

I will have to do that next time I take my tank off (if I can remember)
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2009, 02:35 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 28,973
Posted By Mark 42
I was thinking you could cut a section out, drill...

I was thinking you could cut a section out, drill & tap both parts,
put a stud in (and screw the two halves together) and then weld
and file the joint to make it strog and invisible.

A good...
Forum: Thumpers 11-10-2009, 07:41 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 28,973
Posted By Mark 42
Someone should start making a nice billet...

Someone should start making a nice billet aluminum kickstart lever
about 5/8" shorter than stock. It would sell.

I'll have to look & see if I can shorten mine by removing length
where it pivots...
Forum: Thumpers 11-06-2009, 10:17 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 28,973
Posted By Mark 42
2.89 pounds. That is after you deduct .14 pound...

2.89 pounds.
That is after you deduct .14 pound for the spacer which you remove
(it is replaced by one of the gears).
Forum: Thumpers 11-04-2009, 08:30 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 28,973
Posted By Mark 42
Yeah, I weighed mine at 3 lbs also (after...

Yeah, I weighed mine at 3 lbs also (after removing the unused parts
for the manual compression release).

Eventually I'll post some photos of the parts that you don't need
and the ones that you...
Forum: Thumpers 10-09-2009, 11:34 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 28,973
Posted By Mark 42
Question Bought one on eBay this morning ($180 + $10 S&H)....

Bought one on eBay this morning ($180 + $10 S&H).

While I have the clutch cover off and clutch out, what else should
I do? Are there any left hand threads on this side of the engine?
Forum: Thumpers 10-08-2009, 02:49 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 28,973
Posted By Mark 42
Thumb It's also a safety item... I almost ran my son...

It's also a safety item... I almost ran my son (Drew) over in our driveway
once when I push started the DRZ in the downhill driveway and when the
bike fired it threw me back on the seat so that I...
Forum: Thumpers 10-08-2009, 08:12 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 28,973
Posted By Mark 42
BTW, how much weight does the kickstarter add? ...

BTW, how much weight does the kickstarter add?
(At least it's near the center of mass).
Forum: Thumpers 10-06-2009, 12:43 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 28,973
Posted By Mark 42
I know - old message thread... But, this...

I know - old message thread...
But, this morning I sat with my electric jacket liner turned on while
waiting for a ferry. When I went to start the bike, no joy.

I tried to bump start - maybe...
Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2009, 12:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,115
Posted By Mark 42
Talking You're in Kitsap!? Dude. I live in...

You're in Kitsap!?

Dude.
I live in Olalla...
If you ever go out to Tahuya (or anywhere else in the general area)
let me know. If I can break free for a day I'll bring my Son and meet
you...
Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2009, 11:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,115
Posted By Mark 42
Rocky Mountain has 90/90-21 for 59.99 and...

Rocky Mountain has 90/90-21 for 59.99 and 140/80R-18 for 68.99
The "R" must mean radial, I'm assuming the still are designed for
use with innertubes (spoke wheels)?

That's about $150 with...
Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2009, 11:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,115
Posted By Mark 42
Eh? Those Karoos ain't cheap :eek1 Maybe I...

Those Karoos ain't cheap :eek1

Maybe I should consider a more dual-sport oriented tire
than the Trackmasters (suggestions?).

Apparantly it's a matter of how much silica is in the rubber...
Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2009, 02:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,115
Posted By Mark 42
Talking If the Megamillions Lotto numbers are right...

If the Megamillions Lotto numbers are right tonight, maybe I can
afford to buy a new rear wheel and mount a tire on each wheel
for street and for dirt (then I could also have two sizes of sprockets...
Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2009, 12:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,115
Posted By Mark 42
Question Kenda K760 & K776 on DRZ400 on Wet Paved Roads?

I need a new rear tire. The front is pretty worn too.

I'm considering the Kenda K760 110/100-18 for the rear and the
K776 90/90-21 (or 89/100-21?) for the front.

I mostly use my bike for...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-20-2009, 02:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 449
Posted By Mark 42
Cool2 It is on Halloween. It is a 25 hour because it...

It is on Halloween.
It is a 25 hour because it happens on the night of the time change.

http://www.overthebarsgang.com/EventView.php?ID=174

It's near Goldendale, WA...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-20-2009, 01:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 449
Posted By Mark 42
Thumb 25 Hour Race Ladies Team Seeking Riders.

The ladies in the Thumpette Forum (http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=806654) are trying to put together
a team for the women's division, and need more riders, so if
you know any...
Forum: Equipment 07-29-2009, 03:02 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 27,766
Posted By Mark 42
Thumb Did this get moved into this thread? I thought...

Did this get moved into this thread?
I thought I posted it as a new message thread.:freaky

I do read Thumpertalk, but I need a traditional printed mag for my commute
and for my kids & wife to...
Forum: Equipment 07-29-2009, 11:39 AM
Replies: 294
Views: 27,766
Posted By Mark 42
Question Which dirt bike magazine?

For a completely inexperienced family...

My son got his first dirt bike.
I got a copy of Dirt Bike so I could ride it and then let him read it.
Now I want the next issue.

Buying one issue...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-09-2009, 10:19 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 26,592
Posted By Mark 42
It'd sure be nice if more states used common...

It'd sure be nice if more states used common sense.

How about allowing kids over 8 or 10 to ride on
the side of the road when supervised by an adult.

In other words, allow them to ride a...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-08-2009, 10:06 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 26,592
Posted By Mark 42
Talking http://i.pbase.com/o6/96/620096/1/79010418.7dAYkrD...

http://i.pbase.com/o6/96/620096/1/79010418.7dAYkrDS.rocketbike.gif
Forum: Australia 05-29-2009, 11:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 33,675
Posted By Mark 42
Question I know it's an old message thread, but... ...

I know it's an old message thread, but...

Why were the resistors needed if an IC relay was used?

I thought the point of the IC flasher was so that you wouldn't have
to have a load at each...
Forum: Hacks 05-20-2009, 11:13 AM
Replies: 6,355
Views: 2,303,994
Posted By Mark 42
Agreed. I've been out in rough weather on...

Agreed. I've been out in rough weather on sailboats, and the pictures I've
taken end up looking like a fresh breeze rather than gale force winds.
Same thing for steep slopes - especially...
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2009, 10:33 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,874
Posted By Mark 42
I used a vise to compress it, but I'm going to...

I used a vise to compress it, but I'm going to buy or make
some spring compressors (like the ones for MacPherson struts).

Like this one:
...
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2009, 11:09 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,874
Posted By Mark 42
Talking Drew bought a PW80 yesterday. It's a 2004, had...

Drew bought a PW80 yesterday. It's a 2004, had been sitting two years,
& didn't run - but was $450.

http://www.pbase.com/mark_42/image/112659180/medium.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2009, 11:36 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,874
Posted By Mark 42
Laugh Don't worry - he'll be attempting stoppies as...

Don't worry - he'll be attempting stoppies as soon as he gets the basics
on a bike of his own. I'll be teaching him how to weld plastic and straighten
metal quite soon.
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2009, 01:42 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,874
Posted By Mark 42
Talking Pictures!

Pictures - click on any pic to see a larger version, or you can see
the photo album and choose the size to view there:
http://www.pbase.com/mark_42/dirt_bikes
...
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2009, 12:59 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,874
Posted By Mark 42
Thumb Well, we finally made it to my Daughter's...

Well, we finally made it to my Daughter's Basketbal Coach's house to
have Drew try out a PW80. He seemed comfortable on it. The coach
put it in 3rd gear, and only told him to use the back brake...
Forum: Thumpers 05-05-2009, 11:52 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,874
Posted By Mark 42
Thumb Thanks! I talked to a friend who's an...

Thanks!

I talked to a friend who's an expert on carbs about the way the bike
was sputtering when I tried to get it to wind out - he said it means
it's going rich (if it's fuel related).

He...
Forum: Thumpers 05-05-2009, 07:57 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,874
Posted By Mark 42
I'l probably get a TTR125 for my wife - she'll...

I'l probably get a TTR125 for my wife - she'll want an electric start, but
if we get a good deal she'll live w/o it once she learns that leg muscles
are much stronger than arms, and it's not like...
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