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  • Cheer our teams on racing the Caselli Challenge!
    http://www.thumpertalk.com/uploads/monthly_11_2015/post-3-0-96562000-1448377919.png   A week ago we put out a request to the ThumperTalk community looking for four riders (two teams of two) to represent the ThumperTalk community at the 3rd...

    Posted by Bryan Bosch on Nov 24, 2015
  • Husqvarna Announces Factory Rally Team
    Husqvarna Motorcycles is Proud to Announce an Updated Three-Rider Team to Take On Dakar Rally 2016  November 20, 2015 – (Motor Sports Newswire ) – Bringing together a strong mix of experience and talent the official Husqvarna Factory Racing...

    Posted by Bryan Bosch on Nov 20, 2015
  • Lockstraps Locking Carabiners & Straps
     Pros Easy to deploy and stow means you'll use them consistently.Light-weight.Seemingly limitless applications.Likely effective at discouraging snatch & grab thieves.Cons Cabled strap can be defeated w/ a good pair of cutting pliers in...

    Posted by Bryan Bosch on Nov 19, 2015
  • Troy Lee Designs Adventure Hydro Pants
    Living in the Pacific Northwest, I think that I ride in the rain just as often as not. My local spot is open year-round (snow permitting on the higher stuff) and I take advantage of this. While everyone else seems to take the winter off because of...

    Posted by Russhole on Nov 13, 2015
  • 3rd annual Kurt Caselli Foundation Ride Day at Glen Helen Raceway
    November 7, 2015 – (Motor Sports Newswire ) – Join us for the 3rd annual Kurt Caselli Foundation Ride Day at Glen Helen Raceway on December 4, 2015. Gates will open at 8:00am with a $20.00 donation fee collected from participants. Riding will st...

    Posted by Bryan Bosch on Nov 09, 2015
  • How Does Octane Rating Affect Your Fuel?
    Octane Ratings
    In my last post I shared a tip I like to use when filling up fuel cans at the gas station. I also presented an example detailing how mixing two different fuels with different octane ratings affects the blended fuel's octane rating. Out of that post some comments were left regarding the necessity of running specific octane fuels. Today, I...

    Posted by Paul Olesen on Nov 06, 2015
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Rider Discussion

Van Fever

I NEED a van. My budget is under 5000. I'll need to be able to haul 1-2 sportbikes and a futon. It will need to achieve good mpgs. It will also need to look bitchin (obviously). Does such a van exist?

Hauling my bikes

Hi all, I have a dilemma. Other than buying a truck, what is the best way for me to haul my dirt bike places? I only have a Toyota Camry so I can't currently bring my bike anywhere, but I'd like to be able to. As of now I only ride by my house but it limits a lot of what I can do. The only thing...

Motovan ideas?

Hey everyone, I'm new to this forum. Just bought a 99 e150 and I'm looking to build a motovan out of it. Ive been searching a lot of forums and i want your ideas on it. Ill try to post a picture of the van. I plan on stripping the interior and building whatever i can. Its a standard length so i k...

Brand new rider, looking for throttle advice. (DRZ400SM)

Hi guys, I am absolutely stoked. Wednesday I got my first motorcycle, and couldn't be happier with my purchase. The only issue I have is with the throttle tube/cam. The bike has a big bore kit (440) and stage 1 hot cams. I believe it would climb a tree if I had the skill. The trouble is I need th...

Any ideas on replacing junk rear brake reservoir?

Happy thanksgiving everyone, Any ideas on this? It's an 1994 Kx 125 and the rear brake fluid reservoir is cracked and screws are screwed. Have any of you put on a replacement like these Test runs are fun now that it's running but I've learned stopping is more important than going fast [emoj...

Bike Making Grinding Noises

My bike seemed to seize a while ago then a few days later freed up, I started it and all I heard was this terrible crunching noise, I killed the engine straight away, it has also seemed to lose a bit of compression. Does anyone know what the hell this is, I hope its nothing to expensive coz I don...

Cheap tires?

So, time to get new tires for the Warrior. I'm not very wealthy, and the fronts are just fine, so I'll just be getting rear. Size in the back is 22x11-9 with the same height in the front. I've settled on 20x10-9 and trying to go for a pretty all-around tire. The two competitors now are the CST Am...

Riding ATV's in the Winter

Does winter riding have harsh effects on an ATV compared to riding in the summer? My friend keeps telling me that riding a sport ATV in the winter tears out the clutch faster, but I have never heard of such a thing or understand how that would work.

1991 trx250x low compression? milky oil?

Hi, I just bought a trx250x for cheap, my friend bought it with the attention of fixing it up, he said he seen it run but smoked a lot, he never messed with it so now I have it, I havnt tried getting it running yet. First off the kick lever goes down with my hand very easy, and also when I kick i...

2007 VTX1300R not running good

A couple of days ago my bike started like hiccupping when throttling. This morning it ran great. This evening while riding home, it rode even worse. It almost didn't make it home. Any ideas?

Riding on the mountains over the sea!

This is the video of my last wonderful ride on the mountains over the sea in north Italy!   Enjoy it!   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5YfiqnbJe8

Need help with 50cc to 150cc conversation

I have a 2015 50cc bashan sport , I'm looking to convert it to a 150cc . I'm trying to find out how much it would be and where I can buy it . please help me out

Need help replacing fuel line

Hello. I need help with my snowmobile. And that is, where is the fuel line? And what model is it? It says Yamaha Enticer 250 on it but i have no idea what year it is. And what do i need for it to run smoothly after standing still for possibly more than 5 years?

What should i buy?

Im just looking for a good, inexpensive trail sled, nothing to powerful or expensive. The mountains around here are very old and thus are quite rounded, and are covered in pine and spruce trees. And theres forest everywhere, and we usually get quite a bit of snow out in the forests. I also live i...

2001 skidoo mxzx 440

Ya it did then I pulled the coil tried it with a different one i had laying around the shop not sure what it came from... if you pulled it over a few times it would fire on both and try to start but never stay running or it could just me rusty flywheel not producing good magnetic field but still...

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...


I need a new starter motor for my 87 js300 and can't find just the motor without all the gears and what not, if anyone knows where I could get one that would be awesome

Js300 starter motor

I have a 87 js 300 and I need a new starter motor because it doesn't have one, I can't find one that is just the motor I even called Kawasaki is there any other year of other pwc that will work or if anyone knows where I can get one would be awesome !

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Wiki Article

  • Proper set-up and use of motorcycle controls
    Nov 04, 2010 07:38 AM
    The handlebars and throttle, plus the clutch, front and rear brake levers are called “the controls” for a reason – this is how you control the bike therefore it is essential that you have a finger or two at most, or right side toes over the appropriate control at all times, ready to use. I can’t...
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