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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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Rider Discussion

Don't drop your bike off your hitch carrier

This for when you are loading the bike, not driving down the road. Hopefully everyone uses enough tie-downs so that never happens.   But as far as dropping the bike while loading, I've done it twice now! Never again. The first time was the very first time I tried to get my bike off the carri...

Foot Midtarsal dislocation - 4-5 month recovery?

Hello Dr. Mark,   My foot was run over by an atv and I have several dislocated bones.  This happened 2/30/16 at 4:30 pm.  My foot has been elevated since and I have been taking hydrocodone. I spoke with a young surgeon who intends to install plates and screws and fuse the bones and...

Ford E-350 Ball Joints

I need to replace the Ball Joints on my 08 E350 van. Any suggestions on the best brand??? Motorcraft. Moog, Napa?? Thanks!

YZ 125 big bores

I have a son with a '01 yz125. It has a stock bore Athena cylinder (the guy we bought it from had seized it and replaced it with the Athena). Here's the thing, he wanted a ktm 200 when we got a great deal on this yz. It's time for a top end and there is some wear on the cylinder. I was contemp...

Dirt Bike Rental adventures?

My friend and I came up with the idea to take a trip somewhere for a mini vacation, and have it be mostly a moto-trip. We originally were planning on just having our bikes shipped to Maui from Oahu for a short 3 day trip, but it seems like the cost to do it would end up being substantial eno...

couple more weeks!

     Got the call today ! My 500 rs has been released and is now being distributed , should have it in a couple more weeks... Figures thou , mildest winter in Ct I can remember and now that the bike will be here , we are getting hit with the white stuff..

Raptor 700r . does my dobek programmer reset if battery i...

I installed a glow flag for night riding and took the positive off the battery. Is my programmer set up the same after that. This is my first efi quad. Anbody have any thoughts

400ex lean?

My quad was sitting for a little bit and when I went to start it it makes a weird clicking noise out of the air filter and usually dies. It has done it ever since I've had it and I've even rebuilt the carb. If I ride it for a little bit the clicking goes away, but I don't want it to do it at all....

Neutral safety switch?

Neutral safety switch? 2007 trx90. The green neutral indicator light recently stopped coming on even when in the neutral position... After clicking the shifter up and down a few dozen times I can get it to come on and only then will the quad start. Is this a neutral safety switch issue or could i...

Smoke coming out of throttle grip? Wtf

I have recently bought a Kawasaki z1000 and when I rev the engine some smoke comes out of the throttle grip... Is this normal? Im fairly good with dirt bikes but have never seen this before in my life.

1994 DR125 Tuning Help

Alright, here's the deal:   1994 Suzuki DR 125.   Known: All stock internals, stock muffler, but muffler is rotted out. Multiple holes, doesn't do much for back pressure or muffling. (Plan on replacing soon)   Unknown: Jetting, not stock, but not sure what it has.   The previo...

KTM 690 SMC R False Neutral (Husqvarna 701)

HI people,   I have just bought a Husqvarna 701 which is basically a KTM 690 SMC R without the orange (as KTM have now bought Husky). I have only done 300 miles so far but have an issue with false neutrals. It's always whilst shifting up and usually between 5th and 6th but sometimes 4th...

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!)...

Anyone know Formula ST's really well?

Hey guys, I have 0 compression in one cylinder. I haven't torn into it yet but will soon. What could be wrong? It doesn't look like there's a hole in the piston through the spark plug hole, but we'll see... Also, I believe it has a rotary valve? Could that be the problem? Thanks in advance guys.

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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Wiki Article

  • Lowering your seat height
    May 27, 2006 03:10 PM
    There are several common ways to lower your bike, from cheap to expensive. All have their advantages and issues. The best overall results usually come from combining a couple of these methods. Warning: When you lower the bike, your frame and foot pegs go down. Do only as much as you have to,...
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