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  1. Treesmacker

    Minnesota On Any Sunday Next Chapter

    There is a group going to the movie tonight (11-8-14) for the showing of the new film: On Any Sunday Next Chapter Regal Theater Brooklyn Center, MN 7:15pm http://www.fandango.com/onanysunday:thenextchapter_174738/movietimes?location=55430
  2. Currently, you may login to ThumperTalk using either your user name or email address. Beginning in January, the user name option will be dropped from login. This change ONLY applies to logging in and has NOTHING to do with how your user name displays in your posts. Your user name will remain unchanged. To avoid unintentionally getting locked out, please take a moment to confirm that a valid email address is set to your account. From Your Desktop 1. Click down arrow next to user name when logged in. 2. Select "My Profile". 3. Click the "Edit My Profile" button. 4. In menu on left, click "Email & Password". From Our Mobile App > Android 1. Open the main menu and click your profile icon. 2. Click the 3-stacked cubes in the upper right. > Apple 1. Open the main menu and tap "Members". 2. Tap your user name at the top of the Members list. 3. Tap "Update Email" to view the email address associated with your account and update it if necessary.
  3. Lightningale

    Emergency Fuel Transfer

    Fill that empty space inside your bars with a piece of 3/8" fuel line. Out on the trail you can do a quick siphon from your riding buddies tank if the need arises.
  4. IanV_repLG

    Help!

    Washing my bike today I found one of the drain hoses has broken off and I hav no idea where it goes... The thickest of the three hoses located behind the rear brake lever. The plastic nipple is still inside the hose broken off of I have no clue what and there was no clamp on the broken piece.... Anyone know what the three hoses are for?
  5. Tigger800xc

    Honda CRF250L (2016)

    0 comments

    Pros - Light and easy to ride - so much fun Cons - Small fuel tank capacity
  6. 06kx450_savy

    Got a new bike

    I just picked up a 06 kx 450f for $2600 has KYB front suspension pro circuit linkage arm decal works graphics, stainless steel fmf power bomb header pipe new tires pro race wheel set an a few lil parts but for that price is it a good deal from what i kno the bike rides good has a tiny knock/ tick in the top end im assuming its the valves wich is no biggie to have shimmed ither than that it needs an oil change is that a deal?.. an is the knocking / ticking the valves ??
  7. I'm sure we all have had this happen more times than we care to admit. How many times have you loaded up to go riding only to find when you're gearing up that you forgot something? Even if you're not the one it happens to and your buddy forgets something like his gloves, boots, goggles, helmet or whatever it's a crappy way to mess up a otherwise good time. The best way to avoid not having all your gear together and ready to go is get a large gear bag and use it. Get one that's big enough to hold all the gear you need to go riding and keep it packed and ready to go at all times. That way when you get the call to go moto, or just hit the trails, that parts done. You most likely don't wait to decide to go riding before you get your bike ready. Why do that with your gear? Gear bags that are big enough to hold everything don't have to be cost prohibitive to own. Sure there's some deluxe ones out there that cost over a hundred bucks, but to me that's more than I want to spend. If you look around, you'll see that a nice big bag can be had for less than $40.00. I got one on sale at a local dealer 4 years ago for $29.95 and it has been used a lot and still is holding up great. Seperate compartments for the boots is definately the way to go. Every time I come back from riding I wash the gear that needs washing and repack the bag and set it next to my bike. If you do this and make it a habit you'll thank yourself many times over. Especially when your buddy forgets his gloves and you have yours. Who knows, maybe you'll have an extra pair stashed in there he can use cause you know he just tends to forget things.
  8. While some are fortunate enough to have built-in grab holes, many of us don't. Trying to swing the rear of many bikes can get to be a handful, especially with a hot pipe in proximity, and no handy place to grab onto. I made this strap, and attached it between the seat bolts, since if the sub-frame can handle me sitting on it, it should be able to handle a tug up now and then. Start off with a old backpack strap about 15" long or so, (2) 1/4" diameter eyelets, and an eyelet pliers. The pliers cost me $8, and the eyelets were $2 for a box of 15, all at WalMart, or you can visit any craft or fabric store. On my DRZ, 13" seemed about right, when you measure yours, be sure you leave enough room to slide your hand between the seat and strap comfortably so you can lift/swing the rear of the bike. You will want to sew over the ends so they don't fray apart. After sewing over the ends, install the eyelets in the strap, be sure to leave about 1/4" to 3/8" between the eyelet and the end of the strap, to prevent it being pulled out. When installing on the bike, be sure to place a washer between the bolt head and the eyelet, this will help prevent the eyelet from tearing out of the webbing. Total investment $10, and a person can make 7 of these with one box of eyelets, so that makes the cost less than $2 per strap. As long as you don't have anything sticking out of your back pocket, you won't catch on the strap. It just slides out of the way.
  9. Shane Watts

    How to unswamp your bike after a swim

    With all of the recent heavy rain that a large portion of the US seems to have been getting lately, now seem like an appropriate time to talk about deep water crossings. Actually, we'll jump ahead this month and first discuss what you need to do should you miscalculate your attempted crossing and submerge your machine. If possible try to get your bike out of the water and onto dry land, or if that is not possible, (like the situation I got myself in a few weeks ago!) try to get to shallow water. Water has far more chance of drowning out your engine by entering through the air filter than through the exhaust. If you are uncertain as to whether you drowned out your engine, always try to start it first. If you did a good (bad!) job with the deep water plunge, then the cylinder will have enough water in it that it won't be able to turn over due to being compression locked. If that is the case, don't try to force the piston through the stroke any further as this could lead to catastrophic engine damage such as a bent connecting rod. If there is only a small amount of water present in the cylinder, then the engine will most likely still turn over but definitely will not fire. When this is the case, the engine has a hollow, muffled sound to it when trying to start. Begin with taking the air filter out, wring as much water out as possible by squeezing it and then place it down out of the way while you work with undrowning the rest of the bike. It is usually best and easiest to have removed the seat and tank to do this. Take the spark plug out and then turn the bike upside down with both wheels straight up in the air while it rests on the handlebars and the top of the back mudguard. If you are out on the trail by yourself, the most efficient way of flipping the bike is to lay it over first and then place one hand on the front wheel with the other on the frame rail under the engine case. While lifting, try to not let the bars turn on the ground. Once upside down, go ahead and place the bike in top gear using the shift lever and then aggressively spin the rear tire with your hands for approximately one minute so as to pump all of the unwanted water out of the engine. Then, flip the bike back upright again being careful not to let any water back in through the airboot (like what happened to me recently!) if you weren't able to secure dry land for this procedure. Now, blow any remaining water beads off the spark plug and then re-install it. Now it's time to move the carburetor over. Simply loosen the airboot clamps and spin the carb sideways if possible and remove the drain plug on the float bowl. Empty the drain plug and blow it out. Before re-installing the plug, make sure you place the carb back upright and allow a little fuel to flow through it to flush any remaining water out. With the carb reassembled and tight, place the fuel tank back on the bike and hook up the fuel line. You don't want to reassemble the whole bike until it is running again. Go ahead and start the bike now just like you did the first time that morning; fuel and choke on, no throttle while giving a big, solid kick (modern four strokes with a pumper carb could do with a quick pump or two of the throttle before kicking though). Bang! She should fire up definitely within the first 3 kicks. Once running (pretty rough at first) just let the engine idle itself clear before giving it quite a few big revs to clear it fully out. Usually if it doesn't fire after about ten kicks that means there is most likely some water still remaining in the engine/carb, therefore you will need to repeat the above procedures again. While the bike is still running re-install the air filter, seat and bolts, tightening to the appropriate tension. With some experience you should be able to be back out roosting on the trail in under 10 minutes. Woohoo! Next month we'll talk about techniques you can use while crossing the deep blue to help avoid the above situation. Also, in the not to distant future, we'll be releasing the remaining volumes in our new series of DirtWise Advanced Instructional DVDs that will show all of these techniques and many more in action. Visit www.shanewatts.com for more info. About Shane: http://www.shanewatts.com/bio Additional Off-Road Riding Technique Resources: http://www.shanewatts.com/home
  10. Bryan Bosch

    Safety Wiring Basics

    If you're worried about critical nuts on your bike loosening up or brake lines being torn loose, you can always wire tie them as cheap insurance. Materials need: - 1/16th" (.5mm) drill bit - Drill motor - Stainless steel safety wire - Pliers (specialty wire tie pliers are sweet) Mark the nut you plan to drill with sharp punch to keep the drill bit from walking on you. Depending upon the material, you may need to carefully drill towards the threads initially to start the hole, but reorient the bit to be on target for the exit hole. Make sure to leave at least 2mm of material left to avoid the hole breaking through. If you're unsure on your abilities, put an old nut in a bench vice and practice before you drill on your scoot. Areas of your bike to consider for safety wire: - rear axle nut (tied off to adjuster bolt) - front axle nut (tied off to axle pinch bolts) - rear hanger bolt of your exhaust system (tied off to another subframe bolt) - steering stem nut (tied off to triple clamp) - brake calper bolts (tied off to each other) - brake lines (tied off to banjo bolt body) - Oil drain plug When you tie any of these off, think about the direction the fastener turns when it backs out. Obviously the fastener needs to pull on the wire when this happens, not allowing it to back out. If you have additions to this article, pm me and I'll add them. I'd like to hear about what else people wire tie. Addition from TT Member Mythic: grips - use instead of, or in addition to glue - works quite nicely in sloppy conditions instead of glue - be sure to turn the ends of the twist into the grip & you're golden. spokes - old school race tech here - stiffens wheel assy slightly & keeps any broken spokes from flopping around & causeing havoc just a few thoughts there. Once you have the tools & start using them it really becomes addictive - I do all the key bolts on my XR (ie oil filter/oil pump cover, clutch cover & ign/magneto cover - all tied off one to another aircraft style) as well as anything that consistantly backs out & I don't want loc-tite anywhere near for fear of stripping (ie rear fender/sub-frame/brace interface)
  11. Twowheeladdiction

    Getting a swamped bike back on the trail

    Getting a swamped bike back on the trail If you swamp your bike, here's what you need to do to get moving again: 1. Lay the bike on its side and pull the spark plug. If your bike has a CDI ignition (most bikes these days do), ground the plug to avoid smoking the CDI. 2. Turn off the gas, kink the tank vent hose (not necessary if you have installed a one-way tank vent) and turn the bike up side down, resting on the handlebars and seat. 3. Drop the tranny in 2nd gear and spin the rear tire in the normal direction that it spins when riding. If water made its way into the cylinder, it should be force out of the spark plug hole. Keep spinning the rear tire until you do not see any more water exiting the head. 4. Pull the air filter and thoroughly squeeze it out. Depending upon your bike, you may not being to do this with the bike on its back however, the airbox should have emptied during step 2. Reinstall the air filter. 5. With the bike now on its wheels (spark plug still uninstalled) give it 10-12 kicks to force any leftover water vapor from the cylinder. 6. Unkink the fuel tank vent, disconnect the fuel supply line from the petcock and open the petcock valve slightly to rinse the spark plug with fresh fuel. Shake the spark plug vigorously to evaporate the excess fuel and reinstall in the bike's head. Of course, if you carry a spare spark plug you can skip this step. 7. Now you're ready to kick the bike, but don't be frustrated if it takes a bit to fire. They usually don't start right away. But, in my experience, this procedure works the vast majority of the time and should get you back on the trail.
  12. Bryan Bosch

    ThumbDogs for touchscreen Devices

    2 reviews

    ThumbDogs were created so you don't have to take off your gloves when you want to use your digital device; smartphone, GPS, camera, ATM, whatever! Most of us like to take pics of our adventures and ThumbDogs just make the process a whole lot easier and faster. Includes: 2 ThumbDogs for touchscreen devices. Features: GRRPRR- a rubber coating applied to the inside fabric of ThumbDogs that provides more stick and friction to your gloves to prevent slippage Leash - a secure and adjustable velcro strap that tightens your Dogs to your gloves! ThumbDogs are not just for the cold. Motorcyclists, hikers, skiers, boarders, jet pilots, construction workers, and just about anyone with a touch screen device benefit year round with a set of ThumbDogs on their gloves! Where to Buy https://www.thumpertalk.com/shop/ThumbDogs-for-Touchscreen-Devices-0300-0300-p2006835399.html
  13. Adrenolin

    MSR Fuel Bottle (20oz)

    1 review

    DESCRIPTION This container stores and transports fuels such as white gas and kerosene. A child resistant cap is included, and the standard connecting threads accept the pump from MSR™ liquid fuel stoves. Made of ultralight, extruded, seamless aluminum. Available in 325ml (295 max capacity), 650ml (590 max), and 975ml (880 max). TECH SPECS Weight: 114g (650 ml) Ideal for: Camping Made in: USA
  14. dano945

    Mg12 Magnesport oil and balm

    0 reviews

    PRODUCT DETAILS This all-natural balm is super-charged MagneSoothe Magnesium Oil which increases energy, enhances endurance, reduces cramps, & soothes muscles.
  15. shiftline

    Crfsonly shipping to canada

    Have any fellow Canadians ordered from crfsonly? How was the shipping / duty? Is it worth the drive to the border... Or are the fees not to bad?
  16. 2 reviews

    DESCRIPTION True, the real Gaerne SG12's are Italian made and feature things such as a Dual Stage Pivot System, Dual Composite Anti-Shock Rubber Soles and a Supercross Shank BUT, will they keep your drink cool when it's 95 and humid at the track? The Smooth Industries Gaerne SG12 Boot Can Coolers will. Made from neoprene with graphics similar to the popular SG12, the boot can coolers hold cans or bottles and are sure to grab attention at the track, lake or your backyard. Size: Approximately 4" tall
  17. Bryan Bosch

    Smooth Industries RX Sunshade

    1 review

    DESCRIPTION Nobody enjoys getting back into their blazing hot truck after it has been sitting out all day at the track on a warm summer day. Unfortunately when it is 100 degrees outside there isn't a lot you can do to prevent your truck from heating up inside. But did you know that a Smooth Industries sunshade can keep your dashboard an average of 26 degrees cooler? The NEW RX sunshade features 2 separate panels that fill most model cars and trucks front windshield's , it pops open and folds down easily to store when not in use and best of all, sunshades block 99% of damaging UV rays which should help your dashboard to last longer. And to top it off, the RX Sunshade features an awesome first turn photo by Simon Cudby featuring the world's fastest 450 racers in the world from the 2013 Outdoor Series. An inexpensive upgrade for your car or truck that is not only cosmetic but functional. Size: each panel measures 25" x 28".
  18. hockeyrick

    Dyno Run

    Hey guys, here is my run. Noteworthy: Dirt Shop tunes lots of Motard and mx bikes what I have-EJK with setting discussed in other posts, Hurricane filter, 13/40 gearing, Micheline tire with Xheavyduty tube, Ben740 dually pipe Thats about it! Thought it would be above 20HP, but..... feels a lot quicker than this! Just got the CBR300 cams and will install with my new cam chain then Dyno again. After that, engine is done. Just reasoning cost vs power, and see it as a money pit for what? I dont race anymore and she really does all that I ask of her! Thoughts, questions, jokes?????
  19. Who's going? Should be a good show. Official date is November 7th. Here's the link to find where it's playing in your area: http://www.onanysundayfilm.com/page/screenings Blast from the past!
  20. Bryan Bosch

    Helmet Butler Gear Storage System

    2 reviews

    Any powersport enthusiast has hundreds, if not THOUSANDS of dollars worth of protective equipment. The Helmet Butler helps to protect and increase the life of your safety equipment by properly storing it. Jackets that are hung improperly can have stretched and worn areas which can lead to tears and weak spots. A simple 3 foot fall off the seat of a motorcycle can render any helmet useless in the event of a crash. Whether you are done riding for the day or the season, your equipment deserves proper storage. The Helmet Butler is made with pride in the USA by powersport enthusiasts just like you! Help insure that your equipment is stored properly and safely by using the Helmet Butler today! Installation Video Product Demo
  21. Oldmossyspokes

    Pressure Washing Your Ride ?

    Although pressure washing your bike gets it really clean it can also lead to serious maintenance issues and costly repairs. Most all of the seals on a bike are intended to keep water and dust out and oil or grease in…that’s good but the intent for keeping water out is splash and slight submersion like in that river crossing or deep mud puddle. Let’s call it one “atmosphere” or about maybe 14 psi. (I'll leave the exact equation to the scientific community as it really dosen't matter to this topic). Pressure washers can easily exceed 100psi (which has the ruff equivilent of putting your bike about 150 feet under water...again, I'll leave that equation to the geek squad...you'll get the idea) and your seals were never intended to withstand that sort of pressure. This high pressure will not only allow water intrusion it will also blow dirt and debris inside your bearings. Bearings need grease not dirt. Even if you don’t get dirt in, the water will start to corrode the bearings almost immediately; leading to long walks likely pushing your investment out of the woods to save it from the local hoodlums that would desire to part it out to buy some more meth on your dime. For some corrosion tips go here...http://www.thumperta...d-on-corrosion/ Other likely intrusion points are your cables and electrical connections. Today’s sophisticated electronics will fail miserably with just a drop of water getting injected into them at high pressure. My wife and I wash our bikes after every ride but use only a garden hose, some elbow grease and a car wash mitt or scrub brush. We seldom have bearing issues beyond normal wear and have nice, bright shining bikes. Yes, it is more work but there are many products out there that greatly help the efforts. We use “Muck off” or similar, to get the dried on crusty mud and there is a lot to be gained from fogging down the fenders with it before the ride if you know the course will be a muddy mess. I know that some/ many may not have the means beyond taking their bikes to the car wash. If that is your case bring a bucket and some rags with you. There is no harm is blasting the mud off your fenders and tires with a pressure washer but keep the pressurized stream off of your axles, engine, steering stem, cable ends and electrical components. Be mindful that you can also blast a bunch of water inside your rims through the spoke seats. The crux of this area is you won’t know you’ve done it until your rims give out from the corrosion which will work from the inside out…the worst way to find this out is to have spokes pulling out of the rim twenty miles from the nearest road…a bad day for sure. Cleaning your bike correctly is the cheapest maintenance you’ll ever perform as long as you’re careful to keep the water and dirt on the outside vice the inside. It’s also much easier to spot loose fasteners and other potential problems on a clean bike. One must keep it clean if you want it to last…clean it properly and you’ll enjoy many seasons of trouble free riding. AVOID THE PRESSURE WASHER…IT’S EASY AND THAT’S ALL IT IS !
  22. TSFRANKLIN

    Tips for hot weather riding

    Let’s face it, riding in warm conditions takes away part of the pleasure. Living in Texas like I do is great for riding year around however, June through August can reach temps over 100 degrees making it hard to bear. I used to find myself riding a couple times in early summer and then just waiting it out until cooler temps came later in the season. Luckily, over the years, I have accumulated a few tips and tricks that allow me to ride all summer long with a smile (most the time anyway). First off, start riding early in the morning. If you can’t get your riding buddies out of bed in time to hit the trails by 7 or 8 am, then find new riding buddies! I’m always amazed when I’m driving home from a ride and I see people by the dozens just starting to ride around noon. I understand that some people just can’t get away early for whatever reasons, but try your best; it makes a huge difference in summer riding. Wear some decent ventilated riding gear such as Thor AC, Moose Sahara, or the like. They really do work. If you’re a knee brace wearer, use thinner, shorter socks and vented knee brace socks. The more skin you can expose under vented pants the better. Also, check out my new product on the market called the “Headration System.” This product is a helmet cooling system that connects to most hydration packs on the market and dispenses water onto your head. This dramatically reduces the temp inside the helmet making you feel cooler. It works by pulling water from the hydration bladder using a bite valve then dispensing the water into the helmet by blowing into the bite valve. The helmet section is made of a small porous tube which easily installs under the helmet liner. This section is then attached to the hydration pack with a quick disconnect connector. It’s a well thought out system that uses small valves located inside the tubing to control the flow of water. It’s a great product for off road riding/racing and dual sport riding. A good tip for your hydration bladder is to cool it, but not completely freeze it ahead of time. Some new hydration systems are insulated and that works great since you can place the bladder in a freezer and it will not completely freeze solid. The insulation will then help keep the bladder cool all day while riding, even in extreme temps. I place my hydration bladder in the freezer the night before riding and put my truck keys on the bladder so I don’t forget it! Another tip is to place the cool bladder under your chest protector so that the cool pack is against your back. Lastly, if you ride dual sport, use a mess jacket and water it down from time to time. Just spray it down with a hose before heading out and again at each gas stop. You’ll swear you are riding in fall weather. Hope these tips help make it easier for you to endure your warm weather riding.
  23. I'm only at 680 miles so far and I love it, it's the perfect commuter/ weekend warrior bike. I just had my 600 mile service with valve check done and everything looked good. My bikes been awesome so far with no issues. I'm curious if any of you have had any trouble and what kind of mileage you've got on your 250L so far. I know some people have already clocked some decent mileage an am anxious to hear from you.
  24. USMCVietVet

    What do you do for a living?

    Just thought it might be fun to know what others here do?? I'm retired!!
  25. MentalGuru

    Graphic Ideas

    Just thought I would start a thread for people to share graphic's they would like for thier CRF250L's. Hopefully some will become available soon. Post up pics and ideas.
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