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Forum: Thumpers 10-19-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 11,451
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Posted By Night Falcon
I'd be prepared to walk one to the track if it...

I'd be prepared to walk one to the track if it meant I could go for a ride....even a weekend ride on a wizzler sounds pretty good to me!

You didn't pack ya banjo for the mandatory wurlitzer...
Forum: Thumpers 10-18-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 11,451
Views: 543,792
Posted By Night Falcon
my brothers one spat out 3rd gear doing that

my brothers one spat out 3rd gear doing that
Forum: Thumpers 10-17-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 11,451
Views: 543,792
Posted By Night Falcon
If there is one thing this thread has taught us,...

If there is one thing this thread has taught us, its you only need 24hp and the right sprockets to be competitive in the dirt. :bubba anything more is just over engineering. Those Yammies do look...
Forum: Thumpers 10-16-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 11,451
Views: 543,792
Posted By Night Falcon
The discussion around how to break in engines is...

The discussion around how to break in engines is same for the need to scrub in new tires.....everyone has there own mantra :norton

As I understand it the argument is if the rings don't bed...
Forum: Thumpers 10-15-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,832
Posted By Night Falcon
another unbeliever :lol3 XR650R has 72hp...

another unbeliever :lol3

XR650R has 72hp baaaahaaaahaaaa ....I love the internet
Forum: Thumpers 10-15-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 11,451
Views: 543,792
Posted By Night Falcon
for a lot of the Wizzer target market who maybe...

for a lot of the Wizzer target market who maybe aren't as an accomplished and respected rider as yourself KB....high rpm and wheel spin in rough terrain on account of low torque is hardly an...
Forum: Thumpers 10-15-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,832
Posted By Night Falcon
Let me be the first to comment on your "I'd like...

Let me be the first to comment on your "I'd like to get into off=pavement riding" comment.....what you class as off pavement (single track through to groomed gravel) needs some thought especially if...
Forum: Thumpers 10-15-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 4,141
Views: 1,353,781
Posted By Night Falcon
Love your work - function over form for your...

Love your work - function over form for your intended use, cant argue with that....cept the RR setup looked so cool :cry
Forum: Thumpers 10-15-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 11,451
Views: 543,792
Posted By Night Falcon
also on the approved list are oil and filter...

also on the approved list are oil and filter change intervals, ride comfort, the plush suspension and highway speeds of post 107.85mph.

No no's also include fuel pump life, torque, weight and...
Forum: Thumpers 10-14-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 11,451
Views: 543,792
Posted By Night Falcon
Well we can finally agree on something at last KB...

Well we can finally agree on something at last KB :clap

if'n ya in the market for a 250 Japanese DS the WRR should be at the top of the list!


I'm keeping my eye on the one 4sale...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-14-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 687
Views: 88,930
Posted By Night Falcon
Riding along/in a river - NZ ...

Riding along/in a river - NZ

http://i805.photobucket.com/albums/yy337/SpeedDaddy/bike_zps11d912a4.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 10-14-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 11,451
Views: 543,792
Posted By Night Falcon
theres one 4sale locally with a 290 kit fitted =...

theres one 4sale locally with a 290 kit fitted = that might get it somewhere closer to 28hp?
Forum: Thumpers 10-14-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 11,451
Views: 543,792
Posted By Night Falcon
RRRR yes said the pirate.....but that's only...

RRRR yes said the pirate.....but that's only cause its un-proper street legal and not proper street legal as we've learned :evil
Forum: Thumpers 10-14-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 11,451
Views: 543,792
Posted By Night Falcon
what's the difference between a street legal bike...

what's the difference between a street legal bike and proper street legal bike?

Aren't they either street legal or not street legal? Or is it based on how well the bike is as a street bike? So...
Forum: Thumpers 10-14-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,550
Posted By Night Falcon
I had a 990 as well and never experienced it on...

I had a 990 as well and never experienced it on that either. The geometry of the 690 is a little different to a 990 and so were the throttle grips = subtle differences I know, but sometimes that's...
Forum: Thumpers 10-14-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 11,451
Views: 543,792
Posted By Night Falcon
I know of a bloke who just came back from the...

I know of a bloke who just came back from the states after doing some exploring on the bullet proof WR250R - spent at least one day being towed by a CRF250 (over 100miles) with a cooked clutch from...
Forum: Thumpers 10-14-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 11,451
Views: 543,792
Posted By Night Falcon
isn't there some chart somewhere that said 25 of...

isn't there some chart somewhere that said 25 of the whizzers alleged 28hp was only available past 9K rpm with maximum at 10K rpm so that's why prudent wizzer owners carry spare clutch plates in...
Forum: Thumpers 10-13-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,550
Posted By Night Falcon
I've experienced this a few times but as Navin...

I've experienced this a few times but as Navin says it was a rider/my problem not the bike - wasn't sure at first but then noticed my gloves were activating the throttle when I was reaching for the...
Forum: New Zealand 10-13-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 513
Views: 23,770
Posted By Night Falcon
Had 2 MRI's last week and another one this week...

Had 2 MRI's last week and another one this week so will find out the prognosis next week hopefully - shoulder still not working but in 5th week without a headache so the ECU looks to have mended!...
Forum: Thumpers 10-13-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 4,141
Views: 1,353,781
Posted By Night Falcon
who needs a jet boat when ya got a 690 :D ...

who needs a jet boat when ya got a 690 :D

http://i805.photobucket.com/albums/yy337/SpeedDaddy/690wheelie.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 10-13-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 547
Posted By Night Falcon
I made my own brackets out of aluminium flat bar...

I made my own brackets out of aluminium flat bar - just took a bit of head scratching and about $10.00 in materials.

http://i805.photobucket.com/albums/yy337/SpeedDaddy/125690.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 10-12-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 17,710
Posted By Night Falcon
yup, agree 100% Dave.....you have had too many G...

yup, agree 100% Dave.....you have had too many G n T's :freaky

the point of a trials or trial/trail crossover bike isn't speed its more slower technical riding so not unsurprisingly they get...
Forum: Thumpers 10-12-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 11,451
Views: 543,792
Posted By Night Falcon
hard boiled radiator?

hard boiled radiator?
Forum: Thumpers 10-12-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 17,710
Posted By Night Falcon
I get what your saying kind of, but a 500cc road...

I get what your saying kind of, but a 500cc road trials trail bike seems a contradiction in terms and besides, trailering a trials bike is a small price to pay for their handling awesomeness on the...
Forum: Thumpers 10-11-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 17,710
Posted By Night Falcon
so according to the doofonian theory postulated a...

so according to the doofonian theory postulated a few posts earlier, the Japanese bikes being priced so close to the euro's means, if you wait a few months they will all be heavily discounted in...
Forum: New Zealand 10-11-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 513
Views: 23,770
Posted By Night Falcon
magic...that all the pictures you took ?

magic...that all the pictures you took ?
Forum: Thumpers 10-10-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 11,451
Views: 543,792
Posted By Night Falcon
I don't have any problems with stale gas in my 2t...

I don't have any problems with stale gas in my 2t Beta but the oil drains out between the clutch plates if left for too long which means the clutch don't work. Stuck it in first with the choke on and...
Forum: Thumpers 10-10-2014, 12:36 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 17,710
Posted By Night Falcon
plus its headlight would illuminate more than...

plus its headlight would illuminate more than just the front wheel for night riding :gerg
Forum: Thumpers 10-09-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 11,451
Views: 543,792
Posted By Night Falcon
you need to get out more :D

you need to get out more :D
Forum: Face plant 10-09-2014, 01:07 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 40,491
Posted By Night Falcon
yup, discussed all that with specialists, it...

yup, discussed all that with specialists, it pretty radical and there is a risk you can end up worse off so not that keen on it. I've lived with it for 6yrs now so not much chance of remission but...
Forum: Face plant 10-07-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 40,491
Posted By Night Falcon
CRPS is awful. Pain killers work to a degree but...

CRPS is awful. Pain killers work to a degree but distraction tends to work the best for me. If I'm busy and active it takes my mind off it - riding my bike is actually therapeutic! Its worst when...
Forum: Thumpers 10-07-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 11,451
Views: 543,792
Posted By Night Falcon
nice work RF :1drink

nice work RF :1drink
Forum: Thumpers 10-07-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 17,710
Posted By Night Falcon
There is always the chance that if the big 4...

There is always the chance that if the big 4 don't update their mid sized dual sports at some point in the not too distant future, emissions laws will overtake them - we will have to wait and see. :D
Forum: Thumpers 10-07-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 11,451
Views: 543,792
Posted By Night Falcon
He's currently getting it looked at in Auckland I...

He's currently getting it looked at in Auckland I believe so being a Kiwi KTM dealership he will be well looked after and it will come out like new - his wallet will need a full overhaul though, we...
Forum: Thumpers 10-07-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 11,451
Views: 543,792
Posted By Night Falcon
for some of us more average ability trail hacks...

for some of us more average ability trail hacks its always about the smile on ya dial :D
Forum: Thumpers 10-07-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 11,451
Views: 543,792
Posted By Night Falcon
nursing the wee-err along in case ya break it?...

nursing the wee-err along in case ya break it? Fair enuff mate :lol3

I wouldn't trust a 690 on a world tour either.....somebody go tell Noah to sell his quick - in fact I think he's in NZ at...
Forum: Thumpers 10-07-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 17,710
Posted By Night Falcon
Yes....yes it is Mark :D however..... The...

Yes....yes it is Mark :D however.....

The unfortunate thing is though, some folks take their point of view way to seriously and while they are quite happy to "poke fun" at everyone else, can't...
Forum: Thumpers 10-06-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 17,710
Posted By Night Falcon
Classic! "I'm not here to badmouth" after just...

Classic! "I'm not here to badmouth" after just having badmouthed.....you got some weird wire crossings going on there. Hope ya feel better when ya calm down :D
Forum: Thumpers 10-06-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 17,710
Posted By Night Falcon
Nice work, we're making progress. All that's...

Nice work, we're making progress. All that's happened here is you've wandered a bit off topic and got all tangled up in the "what constitutes a DS bike" never ending debate.

What this thread is...
Forum: Thumpers 10-05-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,095
Posted By Night Falcon
something suspect with that one....maybe someone...

something suspect with that one....maybe someone at the dealership had been playing with the map switch and left it dialled in the sluggish setting (position 1 from memory), certainly explain the...
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