It's been said that you can fix anything if you have some duct tape and WD-40. That said, let's do what rider's seem to do best and complicate the hell out of something simple! What duct tape is the best?
For the record, I'm no safety nazi. In fact, I don't think that powersports junkies in general fit that bill. However, most will agree that it's simply smart to dress for the crash, not the ride. But, do most apply the same logic when dressing for bike repair and maintenance?
The new 2019 Beta 125 RR-S Dual Sport has returned for 2019 with a whole new attitude. The popular on/off road model has received a face lift in the way of all new bodywork that resembles the off road RR models.
The new model year 2020 Timbersled systems demonstrate industry leadership with the introduction of the new 2020 Timbersled RIOT, the industry’s first 3” track through the introduction of Timbersled ARO™ 3, and performance-enhancing improvements on the Timbersled ARO 129 and 137.
JE Pistons has been building & testing engines for over 70 years! In this how-to article they share with us their best insider tips & tricks on performing this important job to a high standard.
South Puget Sound winter men’s club: Wednesday riding
Who would be interested in participating in a weekly riding club? Meet at 1pm and ride until dark, then dinner and drinks afterwards in Belfair? no obligation to show up, but the idea is to get people to schedule this into work/career or retired and have a group of guys to ride with etc This is what a typical golf club does and is very popular. Perhaps we can incorporate some fun challenges, skills contests, learning events, team events?
Moving to Colorado - Have a Few Questions
Hey Everyone, I'm moving to Loveland Colorado in the next 2 weeks. I'm staying with a friend but unfortunately he doesn't have room for me to store my van/bikes. Does anyone have any suggestions as to a good storage place that has high ceilings so I could park my van in there? I have a high roof Ford Transit and it sits about 9'4" tall or so. Also looking for some suggestions as to some motocross tracks and great trails to ride. I've ridden at IMI Motorsports and Berthoud (though that looks to be closed down now) before, and I'm anxious to check out Lakewood for sure. Any other suggestions for good tracks? I'm really looking forward to checking out the trails out there as well. I've been on some awesome trails in Montana and I know Colorado has a ton to offer. Any suggestions are helpful! Thanks in advance. Justin
Webb is the new Diesel
I've heard a lot of people compare certain riders to Dungey, but not Webb. Webb seems the most like the Dungey to me. He gets good starts, has the fewest bad races, his share of wins, and when he doesn't win, he's usually on the podium. With his lead, if he got second in all of the remaining 7 races, Tomac would have to win ALL of them to take the title. If he doesn't blow it, he's got a great chance to be the 2019 champ. Thoughts?
Trailer Setup for 6x12
For Christmas I got my two kids dirt bikes (TTR50 and TTR90). In this short period of time, now my wife and I wanted one as well so I got my wife a TTR125 and myself a TTR230 so we can all ride on the trails together. I was fitting 3 bikes in the truck with a ramp until I got the 230 so now I have ordered a 6x12 trailer with a wood floor. I have searched TT forums for my particular question, but I can't seem to find one that matches exactly. I'm trying to have the least complicated but efficient setup as possible for transporting these bikes to the mx park. I'm not really looking to get into the conversation of enclosed vs open. The open utility 6x12 trailer is already on order and being built because I would like to use it for other purposes in addition to hauling bikes. My question is how to setup the trailer. I would love to have the strapless tie down setup. My problem is all the professional systems cost in the $200-$400 range and multiply this by 4 is a problem for me. So I'm thinking I can use D-rings 5/16" through the wood floor with the wood floor bolted to the trailer cross members. I picked up some 1/4" chain from HarborFreight (WLL 1250lbs) and then some 5/16" chain quick links. Then I would use 5/16" caribiners to attach to the footpegs. I've see people use the turnbuckles and I can find an occasional video/picture of people using just the chain. Do I need wheelchocks in addition to the chain? I'm wondering if I need two chains on each side of the bikes to form a triangular tie down? That way the bikes couldn't move forward or backwards and would form a tight tie-down. Or is one chain per side enough? I wasn't planning on putting a box under the bike. What do you think about my plans for tie-down? I could be heading in the complete wrong direction. At this point in time I have been hauling the bikes in the truck with staps on the handlebars so this strapless system is new to me and I want to make sure I do it correctly. Again, not sure if I need chocks or not in the front. Sorry for the long winded explanation. Any suggestions, comments, improvements are very appreciated. Also, if anyone has pictures of something similar, please please share. Here is a link to the parts I was going to use: https://www.ebay.com/itm/10-SNAP-HOOKS-QUICK-LINK-LOCK-5-16-500lbs-working-load-NEW-SALE/131696339846?hash=item1ea9b6ab86:g:uq0AAOSwI-BWJu9x:sc:USPSPriority!30173!US!-1 https://www.harborfreight.com/1-4-quarter-inch-x-35-ft-chain-coil-47698.html https://www.harborfreight.com/516-in-Quick-Links-3-Pc-69061.html https://www.ebay.com/itm/20-3-8-Bolt-On-D-Ring-5000-Rope-Chain-Strap-Cable-Tie-Down-Flatbed-Trailer/361906226254?hash=item54434ac44e:g:rkgAAOSwfVpYpenH If I have to install chocks I was going to go with these: (I'd rather not have to install these though if possible): https://www.amazon.com/Pit-Posse-Chrome-Motorcycle-Removable/dp/B0158XOGE4/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=pit+posse+wheel+chock&qid=1552911572&s=gateway&sr=8-1
Running out of energy
I'm 48, 5'7", and 140 lbs. I have hypoglycemia, and, even at my age, a high metabolism. I have an issue with running out of energy in a race that lasts over about 2 hours. I get depleted and then start making mental mistakes (stalls, crashes, etc) leading to more energy being drained. Haven't had an issue until this year. I try to keep an ok diet and keep fully hydrated but don't do anything special for a race. I've tried Hammer gels and their counterparts (90-100 calories) during a race but they don't give me enough to keep charging. So, what can I do to load up before a race and what about during a race?
Hello all. I’ve been running Renthal Carbonlite bars on all my MTBs for years. They fit me perfectly. Does anyone know of a dirt bike handlebar that has similar sweep and feel? I reached out to Renthal but have heard back.
06 yfz 450
This is not my bike trying to repair for a friend he had it rebuilt by someone who we can no longer reach. Bike shut off while riding down the road did not lock up or any and now will not start, motor still turns over with the starter and by by turning it myself Checked the oil and it was empty. I’ve checked valve clearance’s and timing all on point I’ve got it torn down now there is no play in the crank nor any noises. I keep reading it’s the crank bearings that went out but like I said it did not lock up when it shut off. Any advice as to what to next would be helpful thanks
Camping in/near Reading Anthracite?
Looking to spend a weekend single track riding with friends, and prefer to camp somewhere on or very close to the trail with my RV. I thought I read that overnight camping is not allowed at any of the parking areas? Are there ANY options? It doesn't need to be an official campground per say, if they allow overnight parking (eg. wallmart). I also see there is a campsite called Trailhead Campground in Coal Township and it says they are adjacent to the trailhead. Is this area good? Looking primarily for single track. Any suggestions would be much appreciated.
I was riding my banshee the other day and it just turned off on me i could not get it to start. The only way i was even getting it to start was by putting gas on the air filter. I am not sure what happened im thinking maybe because my wires for my key are connected cause i have no key. Recently i got 2 new carbs the tors delete kit new throttle cable. Please help me figure this out
Amazon referral link? so TT gets $?
Hi I use amazon fairly often would like TT to benefit from my purchases: what is TT's tag or amazon link? thanks
App needs work
When I click on topics/Links in the TT emails, I am almost always taken to an unrelated TT section in the app. Searching the app also excludes relevant topics. I usually type what I’m looking for into google, filled by “thumper talk.” I then use the google result to get me to the right part of the app. To clarify, I love this forum. The topics and content are awesome. Take this as constructive feedback or make the app better.
Cannot add brand "GPX" to Garage.
I've been attempting to add the brand "GPX/GPX Moto" to my Garage since April of 2018. Since it is not listed, I've attempted to add it to the "suggestions" and half the time I get an error, the other half the time it kicks me back out back to the previous screen and does not indicate whether the suggestion goes through or not. These bikes are becoming pretty darn popular, so is there a chance it can be added? Current models are as follows: GPX TSE250R (Two stroke) GPX FSE250E (four stoke, air cooled) GPX FSE250R (four stroke liquid cooled) GPX FSE450R (four stroke liquid cooled) Thanks so much. A lot of people have questions about these bikes and can't even read or review people's garages on them because they can't be added. Windows 10, using Chrome, however it doesn't work on Android either.