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    By Sean Goulart , ThumperTalk Sr. Contributing Editor When it comes to off-road motorcycles, there are certain tools that you simply must have and we’ve spent some time talking to riders, racers and manufacturers about just what they are. You...

    Posted by Bryan Bosch on Jan 31, 2016
  • EVS Revo 5 Roost Guard
    I've been riding with a pressure suit/ballistic jacket for the last few years and it's starting to get pretty worn out. I wanted to update my gear and I prefer to review things that I would actually want to buy. Since I already have an EVS...

    Posted by Russhole on Jan 31, 2016
  • Motorcycle Ice Tire Studding - Part One
    Happy belated New Year's! I hope the holidays were good to you and that you're looking forward to a new season of two wheeled excitement. I know I am and I'm excited to get back to work on this blog. In today’s post I’m going to get into the details related to tire studding with the help of an industry expert. To help bring you the best information I...

    Posted by Paul Olesen on Jan 30, 2016
  • Somebody Help Me!
    A few years back, I heard about a trail that went from an obscure little draw in the Sacred Valley of the Incas to a place called Lares. If you have ever been to either one of these places, you would know that the description is quite vague. That is how things work here in Peru. In fact, asking for directions is like using a wagging tail on an excited dog...

    Posted by scottiedawg on Jan 30, 2016
  • What happens to the brain when a concussion happens?
    What happens to the brain when a concussion happens?
    Inside your skull you have cerebrospinal fluid and of course your brain. A violent impact causes your brain to vibrate and sometimes even bump against the skull bone. If the force is too much, you end up with a concussion. Ironically, the trauma that occurs when the brain hits the skull, there is often...

    Posted by Coach Robb on Jan 30, 2016
  • Official Launch of the Highly Anticipated Leatt GPX 6.5 Carbon Helmet (Video)
    All of us at Leatt are excited to bring you an awesome video recapping our official Media Launch for our brand new GPX Helmet . Nothing but good times were had in the amazing conditions at LACR last week. Along with our GPX 6.5 Carbon Helmet, the...

    Posted by Bryan Bosch on Jan 25, 2016
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RV Rear Camera Electrical Question

Hi All,   I'm having some sort of electrical "interference" issue with a rear view camera I'm trying to install on a 31ft class C motorhome, and so I thought I'd run it by the Thumpertalk community to see if anyone has an experience with this kind of stuff. The camera is a backup camera, but...

Petite ladies chest protector

I'm on the hunt for a chest protector and need opinions! We mainly trail ride in the mountains, so I want more than a roost guard. Have any ladies tried the leatt 5.5 pro hd junior? I'm 5'3/slim... does it offer the same protection as the adult version? Have any others you like?

Don't drop your bike off your hitch carrier

EDIT: This strap is used just as a safety strap to eliminate the chance of dumping the bike before you get the main straps on or when you take the straps off before unloading.   This for when you are loading/unloading the bike, not driving down the road. Hopefully everyone uses enough tie-do...

87 to 83 head/88 and up hotcam swap?

Currently rebuild a 1987 xr600r, turns out the head is cracked and cannot be fixed, rocker arms and cam are also messed up. I bought a 83 xl600 head for it but I would like to use a hotcam with the 83 head. What do I need to change on the 83 head to use a newer 88 and up hotcam? Please help.

New 2004 XR250Rrrrr,

I picked up this 2004 XR250-arrrhrah on Friday. I have been checking Craigslist every couple weeks for this type of deal for at least 3 years. It is like a new one with original tires,chain, and sprockets. I had never ridden one until today and man am I impressed and loving it. This week I am goi...


I have a 2004 CRF450R full yoshi pipe sunline unbreakable levers,airtime footpegs , shifter and K&N filter, new pistons. What else could I add to give it a little more power, any ideas?

Replacement Handle Bars TRX400EX?

I bent the heck out of the stock handle bars on my 2005 TRX400EX. Looking at a parts fiche, I see bar weights are used. I have two questions, 1) Are the bar end weights really needed?   2) Other than Honda $71.00 plus freight. Who makes a replacement handle bar and, will it also require bar...

Enduro Vacations in British Columbia

Given the lousy Canadian dollar, I am thinking of heading out west for some trail riding instead of going to Europe. I started Googling and Bear Creek popped up.. Anyone been ? Is it worth the trip out west ? Any other places you might suggest..   I am coming from Montreal and I wo...

RNR cycles in sterling Va? Ride On Moto in Winchester, Va...

I know most places have some people who may have some strengths and some people maybe worthless altogether. I met John of Ride on Moto at the Hangover Hair Scramble and he seems like a good guy. Retail? Service? Parts? Thank you.

Supermoto tire choice

Hello everyone, I am a duelsport guy putting together a supermoto. I think I have narrowed my tire choice to Michelin power 2ct or conti attack SM. Would one outlast the other milage wise. Any and all comments/suggestions welcome. Thanks

Hayabusa wheels same as GSXR750

As the title states, I need to know if these wheels will interchange. Can I use the complete Hayabusa wheels in place of GSXR wheels? Complete meaning rotors, sprocket, spacers and axles.

ISO Engine ( stator) cover to fit 85 XL600

I Need a left side engine cover to fit a 1985 XL600r, Must be in good shape. Im in Canada,  Thanks!

'95 EXT 580 Temp light

Hello everyone. My sled just started doing this. I went out for a 5-10 min ride after it has been sitting for 2 whole years. The "Oil" light and "Temp" light stay on. How I noticed it was I stopped to get a drink and then started it back up and noticed the 2 lights were on. I haven't rode it afte...

Not a Bad Day


Arcticat EXT 580, Starting help

Hi everyone! (I am not new to thumper talk just Im using a different account) I have a 1995 EXT 580 that has been sitting for 2 years without starting. We drains the fuel out before it sat so no bad gas. I want to take it out at least once this year because just got some fresh powder! (2 feet!)...

looking for a custom PWC shop in the midwest area

I'm looking for a person or business that has experience building up custom PWC in general vicinity of Michigan/Indiana.     Recently purchased an older Waveblaster I.  It runs, but hasn't been used in a few years.  It will need the mechanical & electrical gone through, th...

Is it possible to override RPM & Speed limiter on Yam...

Just picked up two 2016 FZS Waverunners last week. Originally we had two 2011 FZS, but one of them was totaled so decided to sell the other one and get a new clean set. I was talking to the guys at the dealership and these have 50hp more than my 2011s, but was told top speed is still the same due...

Carb question, im stumped

I know its a boat carb but everything is very similar and i need some insight. Its a 65' evinrude 40hp big twin Took my boat out last weekend and the carb was just pumping gas out the overflow. First problem since ive owned it. Worked fine a week ago all weekend I replaced the float, needle and s...

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