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About ncrider450

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  1. I took the valve that I was going to use and found a galvanized bushing that fit it. Drilled a hole in the barrel smaller that the outside diameter of the bushing. Then screwed a length of pipe in the bushing and heated the bushing with a torch. After the bushing was hot I screwed it in the hole allowing it to make it own threads. Best to do this with the barrel laying on the side so the weight of the bushing and pipe don't elongate the hole. After it cools, screw the bushing out, remove pipe, spread an ample amount of silicon on it and screw it back in. Let that cure and screw in your valve. I also used heater hose because it is more durable than a garden hose. I have a blue 55 gallon barrel that I made in 1996 that I did this way and it has never leaked. I still use this barrel today.
  2. I run a 2000 psi/2 gallon per minute pressure washer with no issues. Plumbed a valve into the side at the bottom of a 55 gallon plastic barrel. Barrel sits in the trailer and gravity feeds to the pressure washer. I use a 3/4 inch hose about 6' long to the pressure washer. Of course barrel has to be vented on top.
  3. I was at a large AMA district event at a track that has an uphill triple. It was announced during the riders meeting that any C class rider jumping the triple would be promoted to the B class for their next moto.
  4. Look up Raynaud's disease and see if that could be your problem. I have it and just learned to deal with it.
  5. I have bought individual jets from the Thumper Talk store.
  6. I remember reading the article on that bike. The bad thing was the carbon fiber fenders broke off during riding.
  7. When I have my hitch carrier in I bolt the tag to it where it can be seen. Never had an issue in NC.
  8. Just did a few calculations. Too have a track or riding area with no houses within 5 miles you would need 78.54 square miles or 50265 acres. How do these politicians come up with this crap.
  9. I bet he is the only person to use less gas getting to and from the track than while riding at the track.
  10. I have them on my bike. I really like them because I feel better connected to the bike. It takes a little getting use to especially rear braking. It is easy to lock up the rear wheel until you get used to them. They are extremely well made.
  11. I had a chunk of wood fly up and get lodged between the wheel and swingarm at full throttle on a YZ250. That shattered third gear which sent small pieces of gear through the entire engine. Very expensive.
  12. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhq_PdZtwuY Title says it all!
  13. I had thought about starting this same thread. I have had three Rekluse clutches. The Z-Start, Z-Start Pro, and the EXP 2.0. One thing I really like about their company is you can actually read and understand the instruction manuals. They also have them available on-line. Every time I have called them with a question, someone answers. I was missing a thrust washer in one of the kits, I called and spoke with Joe, he apologized and said he would over night the part. I am sure the shipping cost them 50 times more than the part but customer satisfaction seems to be their number one goal. Combine that with the great product they have and I believe they will be around for a long time. Also, I ordered all three through the TT store which also has great customer service. Coo, the greatest thing about these clutches is when you get fatigued you can back off and not use the clutch and recover. I had a rocky uphill a few weeks ago I screwed up on and lost my momentum. No fault of the clutch. I was able to walk the bike up the hill with much less effort than if I had a manual clutch. Also, no stalling if set up properly.
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