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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by onaXR, Jan 18, 2006.
Sorry to hear the crappy new Sub Zero, heal fast man !!
I traded my WR450F for the XRL. If I could have plated that WR I'd probably still have it, well if I could have found a more comfortable seat
Paper is cheap and paper filters work well and last quite a while, IF they aren't ridden in the dust. Paper's depth of filtering sucks. Once they become clogged the flow plummets. Foam and oil is more maintenance intensive, expensive and messy, but it can take way more dirt before flow falls off. That's why OEM street bikes don't use them, it's just isn't needed. Dirt bikes are maintenance whores, so use what works maintenance be damned (see MX bikes). K & N falls somewhere in-between. They all work well, but some have better applications than others. I use a foam, paper and paper and oil hybrid filter of my own design that kicks all others' asses.
Fuck man. Heal up dude. I wish you well in the months ahead.
Hey Sub I am sorry to hear that. Speedy recovery.
Holy crap man I'm glad you're still with us. That royally sucks!!!!
I hope you heal up quick.
I know that the 600R throttle and cables will NOT fit. They are close but no cigar.
I'm very sorry to hear of your accident, Zero. I will pray for your quick and complete recovery. Hang in there; we are all rooting for you. I hope your lawyer gets you complete justice and full compensation for all your material losses, medical bills, loss of wages, and all your pain and suffering.
Subzero, heal up quick and do every bit of what your PT tells you, plus more! You are young, take care of yourself and you will heal up well. Think positive and think of us, we're all rooting for you.
I had a head on with a Chevy Tahoe two years ago on a 26 ft. wide forest road. I went around a right hand blind apex and some dumb ass was talking to his passenger and driving like he was an Englishman. I skidded to my left, then throttled to cross the the left. At the same time he turned to his right (fuckin' thanks, a little late). When I knew a collision was imminent, I jumped off the pegs and pushed off the handle bars with everything I was worth. I flew on his his hood, hit his window and then sailed 40 ft. down the road. I was lucky to escape with some contusions of the kidneys and bruised ribs. My bike was totaled, however. Initially, my insurance company (same as his BTW) wanted to 50/50 the accident because of no police report, but my friends and I took plenty of pictures at the scene and then went back months latter and took some more with video and a tape measure. I was riding less than a foot from the drainage ditch and had evidence to support that, the skid etc. California law says you are supposed to drive/ride on the left-hand most side of the road–dirt, yellow line or otherwise. Cal-trans standard for a lane is 11ft. I used 12 inches of my 11 ft. and won the case. Be careful boys!
You’re preaching to the choir with me! But thanks. I hope you make a complete and quick recovery. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-comfficeffice" /><o></o>
My buddy came to see me this weekend; he rode all the way across Houston, some 45 miles, without a helmet. I could not beg him to take one of mine for the ride home. I just don’t get it. How can people be so silly as to not wear at least a helmet, sturdy shoes, and gloves when they ride a motorcycle? How can the lawmakers allow it! Hell you could fall over drunk at a stop sign and cut your hand or crack your head open. But that’s another subject. Beer anyone?
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Get well soon
I agree with Fritz; paper air filters work great. The paper filters block dirt extremely well, and also allow excellent air flow. That's why paper air filters are used in construction equipment, automobiles, et cetera. I also agree with Teach. In very dusty environments, paper air filters clog much more quickly than foam filters, which is why most dirt bikes come equipped with foam air filters. However, most petroleum filter oils are very goopy, and restrict air flow more than paper air filters. Also, petroleum filter oils are very messy to apply and clean. :huh
I am very pleased with the excellent air flow, low maintenance, and low cost of using No-Toil Evolution filter oil with my Uni air filters. No-Toil Evolution is a vegetable oil, and is far less goopy than petroleum filter oils. The Evolution filter oil is very tacky, and stops all the dirt. However, the Evolution filter oil is easily distributed throughout the air filter, and allows much greater air flow than the goopy, petroleum filter oils. It only takes $1 worth of Evolution filter oil to thoroughly saturate my Uni air filter. Also, I can clean my air filters in the kitchen sink with 16 cents worth of Oxi-Clean powder.
I am completely sold on the new, No-Toil Evolution filter oil. I won't go back to petroleum filter oils. No-Toil Evolution allows greater air flow, less maintenace, and less expense than goopy, messy, petroleum filter oils.
How can the lawmakers allow it??
I expected more from a Texan.
Everyone ought to wear All The Gear All The Time. The gubba-mint shouldn't force anyone to wear any gear ever.
Here... let me get up on the soapbox now that you are off of it
I agree with you ONLY if the meatheads who chose not to wear a helmet are on their own dime when they do a Gary Busey. Fortunately Busey had enough dough to pay his own way, but typically it's your tax dollars hard at work spoon feeding a drooling former Harley rider for the rest of his life.
OK... I feel better now. Off the box
Totally agree. The solution here is to make idiots pay for their idiocy... not the rest of us.
Damn dude! Glad you are still alive Sub Zero.
Per Spuds review, I have purchased a green No-Toil kit. I used it many years ago and am looking forward to trying it again.
My ER Dr. said I would have died if I had not had a helmet and the full gear I had on. He said in accidents like this I was a 10 in a 1-10 rating with a pedestrian being a 1. Full gear and I walked to of the hospital after 4 hours. Gear rules!
SubZero... Damnit man, so sorry to see you all wadded up.
Sounds like your strong mentally and doing as good as you can with the trauma you have sustained.
Positive JuJu and good vibes sent your way!!! Man you have been through a lot lately... I wish you a full and speedy recovery and a huge cash settlement soon!!!
Thanks Spud... I've learned in my few monthes of hanging out on this forum and researching XRL mods that your opinions are well researched and highly valued.
I think I'll grab a UNI filter and get the Evolution oil you suggested next time I need to add an item to an online order to get free shipping. I'm not going to be in a rush because I don't anticipate doing any really dirty/dusty rides in the next couple monthes.
Thanks again for everyone who's responded on the air filter discussion... It helps an XRL-newbie to see what works best based on everyone's experiences and opinions.