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MBR: (Motor Bike Related)

July 2, 2009, 7:46 p.m.
Posts: 3663
Joined: Aug. 22, 2005

im still looking for a bike. :mad:

July 2, 2009, 9:49 p.m.
Posts: 11203
Joined: Nov. 18, 2004

Back on a 2-Stroke eh? What does Old Man Winters think of that?!

Holy shit! Blast from the past!

Winters hangs off my every move like a pile of crap hanging off a dog's arse. Really, I could have bought an electric scooter and he would've loved it. For realz, I think he is happy that I finally got some money and made up my mind on what bike to buy. It only took 4-5 months!

I like 4 strokes and all, but I wanted to give this a try. Build myself up a potent race bike for hare scrambles and such. I've got a whole bunch of parts coming for it. Stoked!

Adam West, if the silencer looks really short, I bet its an FMF Shorty. Those things are immensely popular so I wouldn't be surprised if that's what it is. The Q Stealth is supposed to be quiet, but you should be able to find a stocker for cheap and it should work well too.

July 2, 2009, 10:58 p.m.
Posts: 15019
Joined: April 5, 2007

adam west how much for your banshee frame?

Why slag free swag?:rolleyes:

ummm, as your doctor i recommend against riding with a scaphoid fracture.

July 3, 2009, 2:15 a.m.
Posts: 10387
Joined: Dec. 19, 1977

Holy shit! Blast from the past!

Winters hangs off my every move like a pile of crap hanging off a dog's arse. Really, I could have bought an electric scooter and he would've loved it. For realz, I think he is happy that I finally got some money and made up my mind on what bike to buy. It only took 4-5 months!

I like 4 strokes and all, but I wanted to give this a try. Build myself up a potent race bike for hare scrambles and such. I've got a whole bunch of parts coming for it. Stoked!

Adam West, if the silencer looks really short, I bet its an FMF Shorty. Those things are immensely popular so I wouldn't be surprised if that's what it is. The Q Stealth is supposed to be quiet, but you should be able to find a stocker for cheap and it should work well too.

awesome man, long live the 2 stroke! Light, cheap and easy to work on and a frickin blast to ride!

July 3, 2009, 6:31 a.m.
Posts: 11203
Joined: Nov. 18, 2004

What are you riding these days? When are you going to make an appearance up here?

July 3, 2009, 10:57 a.m.
Posts: 10387
Joined: Dec. 19, 1977

What are you riding these days? When are you going to make an appearance up here?

Still have the 2001 KX250. Just put a Gnarly pipe on it last week before we went up to Onion Lake in Lytton. Its been a great bike, i'm digging it.

There was talk of a Duffy Lake trip in the end of July. You can be our guide!

July 3, 2009, 11 a.m.
Posts: 67
Joined: Oct. 23, 2003

whats a good baseline for chain tension?
any other basics i should know about?

Ha Ha! Made you look.

July 3, 2009, 11:07 a.m.
Posts: 10387
Joined: Dec. 19, 1977

whats a good baseline for chain tension?
any other basics i should know about?

Thumpertalk.com has all the answers. I guess there are a few schools of thought on the chain tension thing. Lots of people say 3 fingers behind the chain slider while the bike is sitting on its side stand (weighted). Others say every bike is different.

Over-tensioned will wear out your driveline quickly, and you risk wearing out your drive shaft bearing and seal. Under-tensioned will whip and could risk breaking the chain over time.

July 3, 2009, 12:11 p.m.
Posts: 11203
Joined: Nov. 18, 2004

Try and find a manual - worth its weight in gold. Corey's right, about 3 fingers slack up from the bolt on the chain slider, obviously if its a KTM (sans linkage) then its different. Most of the Japanese bikes are close enough to each other though. Definitely better to be on the loose side rather than too tight.

End of July sounds good. I'll probably have my bike all set up by then. :P

July 3, 2009, 12:43 p.m.
Posts: 329
Joined: Nov. 23, 2002

awesome man, long live the 2 stroke! Light, cheap and easy to work on and a frickin blast to ride!

planet killer.

I'm not a human in real life, I just play one on the internet. 

July 5, 2009, 1:10 p.m.
Posts: 67
Joined: Oct. 23, 2003

its a sweet beater bike

Ha Ha! Made you look.

July 5, 2009, 8:27 p.m.
Posts: 2945
Joined: Jan. 27, 2005

sweet dude, lets go riding.

Trucks and Guns.

July 5, 2009, 9:28 p.m.
Posts: 0
Joined: Sept. 20, 2006

Where's your zuk?

July 10, 2009, 10:48 a.m.
Posts: 9747
Joined: Nov. 20, 2002

Im on the MBR program.

2001 KTM 300 EXC. holy crap does it have some serious power. Flipped it once. went over the bars once and spun out and got stuck underneath it on day one. Its fun being a newb at a sport.

Special thanks to Loopie who hooked the bike up for me from his bro.

July 10, 2009, 11:07 a.m.
Posts: 3019
Joined: Jan. 28, 2003

Are you sore today?

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