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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by gjcarving, Nov 23, 2013.

  1. yakawars59

    yakawars59 Wearing pants is overrated

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    Yea, the appeal of riding the old hardware is gone for me now. Once I rode a few bikes with modern suspenders I realized how it could help preserve my body and not beat the shit out of myself any more.
    I sat on my YZ last week to get it out of my trailer and I could barely pull the clutch in. There's nothing wrong with it. It's just a beast of a bike and my hand strength is ate up with arthritis.:(
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  2. yakawars59

    yakawars59 Wearing pants is overrated

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    Are they selling something or is that a preview to a new Indiana Jones movie?
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  3. OU812

    OU812 Legend in my own Mind! Supporter

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    Hope u land it!;)
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  4. bmw318tech

    bmw318tech Long timer Supporter

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    It does. This is the appeal of white vehicles to me.
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  5. Bultaco206

    Bultaco206 Back-to-back motos suck Supporter

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    The last few years I raced I’d parked the twin-shock Buls. Going fast on a Pursang is an awesome thing. But it got really hard for me to cope with the day after. I felt like I’d been on a football field, and in a car wreck, all at the same time. My last 2-3 years of vintage racing were spent on my XRs. They were like modern bikes by comparison.
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  6. OU812

    OU812 Legend in my own Mind! Supporter

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    Ssounds reasonable to me?
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  7. OU812

    OU812 Legend in my own Mind! Supporter

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    I'm a mere 4 bikes soon 2 b three and hopefully 2.
    So...

    What's a "Hoarding" #?
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  8. yakawars59

    yakawars59 Wearing pants is overrated

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    keeping shit ya don't need...to excess.:dunno
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  9. yakawars59

    yakawars59 Wearing pants is overrated

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    im outta here! Finally get to lock up now.
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  10. OU812

    OU812 Legend in my own Mind! Supporter

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    As it should be!;)
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  11. Bultaco206

    Bultaco206 Back-to-back motos suck Supporter

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  12. Padilen

    Padilen Long timer

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    Have you had your neck checked? I have arthritis, in my hands, in most of my body.
    But, my loss of hand strength is mostly caused by my neck. Before, I started treatments, I get RF. My hands were swelling between my fingers. I'd get blisters. If I'd bump my hands against something, or someone squeezed my hands. Pain would about drop me. That's why I often refused to shake hands, I warn " don't squeeze" -- the Charmin
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  13. CDN Rick

    CDN Rick Canoodia Eh?

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    Ger says she expected to have fun, but it was way more fun than she thought it would be!

    Opened the carb up. I’m a little surprised this thing ran at all tbh. Packed full of gummy gas and the pilot jet was right clogged. Durn Hunders.....
    It’ll have a bath in the ultrasonic tomorrow and be good to go again.
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  14. N8

    N8 I prefer my pumpkin with a blue & white mask. Supporter

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    Shoulda boughta FI!
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  15. CDN Rick

    CDN Rick Canoodia Eh?

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    No kidding eh... Imagine how gummed up that injector woulda been!....

    She got up to fourth gear.....
    They tried some doubletrack, but she got a little frustrated so they kept it to forest roads for the rest of the day.
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  16. CDN Rick

    CDN Rick Canoodia Eh?

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    I spent two hours on a the new CRF250F.....
    It's a really fun bike, but the suspension is nearly useless for going fast...
    Really not much better than the 230F.....

    @North ride
    Also spent a half hour on a Montesa Cota 300RR....
    I was a little ticked at how much I liked it... That bike is fantastic....
    It feels heavier than my Gasser.... I think I still like the Gasser better....
    I think it's one of new favourite bikes.....
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  17. Yinzer Moto

    Yinzer Moto Long timer Supporter

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    That is a pretty sweet bike. Both of them.
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  18. yakawars59

    yakawars59 Wearing pants is overrated

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    Is that some kind of nerve damage you have then,it sounds like it? Whats RF?

    I cant say ive had my neck checked, but the orthopedic doc. I see, did x-rays that clearly showed us the degeneration of the cartilage to where its bone on bone in both wrists.
    I also have that going on in my 1 ankle and also my 1 knee. Fun times! So just try to manage it with o.t.c. pain meds and such.
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  19. Yinzer Moto

    Yinzer Moto Long timer Supporter

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    @CDN Rick , can you make me a set of these?

    UIacnXS.jpg
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  20. Grreatdog

    Grreatdog Long timer Supporter

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    Up at 3:30am, Five hours in the car, eight hours of listening to a lawyer, two and a half hours of listening to state regulatory agency suits, one shitty breakfast buffet, an even shittier lunch buffet, a gallon of decent coffee and finally home at 8:00 pm for takeout pizza.

    Awesome Friday. :pep
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