Fasst Company Impact Adventure Foot Pegs
When I get a new bikes, there is always some tweaking necessary to make it home. A number of years ago I started riding on over-sized foot pegs, I've grown to love them, so it's one of the first things I swap out. Recently, I picked up a 2017 KTM 690 Enduro R and while the stock foot pegs offered plenty of grip, they just felt tiny. I jumped on the interwebz to see what options were out there and I came across a picture of the Fasst Company Impact Adventure Foot Pegs. They looked awesome and I'll admit, the splash of KTM Orange caught my eye. KTM guys... The unique feature of the Impact Adventure Foot Peg is that its bolt-on foot bed is completely isolated from its base by an elastomer. The idea is to reduce vibration and harshness from being transmitted to the rider. Not that I specifically set out to find something like this, but the approach made sense, the rest of the foot peg met my needs, so I figured there was no down-side to trying it. Fasst Company Impact Foot Peg elastomers come in 6 Flavors. Installation A couple of minutes per side with basic hand tools. Happy to report that the included springs aren't overly stiff like others I've installed that can make it way harder than it needs to be. The new cotter pins are longer than needed for the 690 Enduro R, but a pair of dykes fixed em' right up. Performance I'm going to jump right into talking about how they dampen vibration & shock because I think that's what most really want to know. At first, I thought about how I'd measure vibration vs. the stock foot pegs, but after some reading and talking with the Fasst Company guys, doing so was far outside my capabilities and budget. So, butt dyno it is! But, isn't that how the rest of you are going to judge them? Versus the ultra smooth 800cc in-line triple of my last bike, the 690 Enduro R's big single has a lot more vibration. Nothing to whine about on the trails or on 45 mph back-roads, but with fairly aggressive DOT knobbies, as the speed picks up, so do the vibes. While you still feel stuff through the foot pegs, the repeating, high-frequency vibration patterns of the engine are just about gone. My riding partner is on the 2017 Husqvarna 701 Enduro that not only has less aggressive DOT knobbies (TKC80s), the 701 has an all new mill with a 2nd counterbalancer. We traded bikes half way through the day and despite his smoother bike, he said that the Impact Adventure Foot Pegs on my 690 definitely felt smoother. So, for the slabbin' we do to get to the trails or connecting trails on higher speed hard-packed dirt roads with lots of square edged bumps & washboard, the reduced vibes is appreciated, even the feeling isn't overwhelming. But, you have to think cumulatively. Less vibes and shock over the course of a full day or a multi-day riding trip adds up to more comfort and less micro trauma. The later might not matter to the younguns', but as you age, it becomes more valuable. Since the off-road terrain I ride in central Florida is overwhelmingly soft sand and you couldn't find a rock if your life depended upon it, I'm not sure that I've really put the product through its full paces when it comes to shock reduction. However, I'll be up in NE Tennessee over the summer where I'll encounter plenty of embedded rock with squared edged hits. I'll report back then, so check back if you're interested. In terms of feel, control, and grip, the Fasst Company Impact Adventure Foot Pegs are great. The generous 4 3/4" X 2 3/8" foot bed means there is always a comfortable position to be had and it gives you extra leverage that is valuable when riding a heavier bike. Boot grip has been perfect, but to be fair, we don't have greasy mud where I ride, so your mileage may vary. Access to foot control was unaffected from stock, something I didn't have issue with anyway. Bryan's Bottom-line I really like my Fasst Company Impact Adventure Foot Pegs. Vibration & shock absorbing tech aside, they are competitively priced in the category and do everything that you've expect from a premium over-sized foot peg. Add the vibration & shock absorbing tech back into the equation and you have a winning combination. Not that I'd buy the product purely for the elastomers, but they are absolutely an added bonus to an already solid foot peg. Check em' out @ https://www.fasstco.com/collections/motorcycle/products/impact-adventure-peg As an aging rider, I'll now never not know what bike is mine. Thx Fasst Company!Posted by Bryan Bosch on Jun 21, 2017
Flying Machine Factory Fall 2017 Apparel Launch
From the fire, metal, fumes of the So Cal Horsepower Factory to the rolling hills of Zaca Station join us as we take a ride with the Flying Machine Factory for the Fall 2017 Apparel shoot. Since 1973 Don Emler has been creating iconic clothing to follow his power bred FMF exhaust systems. Now over 40 years later the FMF brand is still having as much fun as ever playing with dirtbikes. Join our FMF Athletes, and friends as we twist throttle and hit the 805 Brewery.Posted by Bryan Bosch on Jun 16, 2017
2017 KTM 690 Enduro R any good?
With approximately 450 miles of back-roads, jeep trails, and even some sandy, whooped out single track, what's the verdict on the 2017 KTM 690 Enduro R? Is the new bike honeymoon over? Did it live up to rather high expectations? I'll cut to the chase and say that I absolutely love this bike and have zero regrets on my purchase! Why? Keep reading and I'll do my best to explain. Currently the engine, suspension, and brakes are bone stock. Mods coming? Oh yes... There WILL be mods! Bryan Bosch taking a mid morning break from the sand whoops - Croom OHV Brooksville, FL That Motor! The 690 Enduro R power plant in many ways defines this machine. It makes BIG boost from bottom to top in a very linear fashion that always puts a smile on my face. On the street, whack the throttle wide-open and the front tire lofts as you row through the gears. You're not trying to wheelie, the bike just pulls that hard. If you're a wheelie guy, this bike makes it easy. From the factory, there is a sticker that warns you not to exceed 100 mph, but my guess is that it will pretty easily. My buddy has the 701 Husqvarna and we dragged on a flat, long, deserted dirt road. We decided to back 'er down in the mid 90s, but both bikes had more legs left. Off-road, the gearing is a little high for tight single track, but this bike really seems to be the most at home in more open, flowing terrain. In ski racing terms, it's more at home on the giant slalom course. Not that it's not nimble or capable of tighter terrain. The bike has tons of low-end and a 'butta smooth Magura Hydraulic Clutch, so I find myself in 3rd a lot, just rolling on the throttle. But, a surge of power is a clutch pull away. I'm more of a short-shifter, so this torquey motor suits my style. Where we ride, it's just about all sand and even in tighter, slower sections, the bike is hard to stall, even with lazy clutch skills. Is the motor buzzy or vibey? Sort of a tough question because that's personal perception. I will say, before I bought it, this was my biggest worry. I've had Carpel Tunnel surgery on my throttle hand with mild nerve damage in both wrists, and things like string trimmers cause my hands to tingle after 10-15 minutes of use. I even had some issues with my ultra-smooth Triumph Tiger 800XC in-line triple. Maybe it's certain resonance frequencies, but I'm not having any issues with the 690. So, very, very relieved. And, word on the street is that after a couple thousand miles, the motor smooths out a bit more. For back-road dualsporting on the stock DOT knobbies, vibes are pretty mild, but as the speed picks up, so do the vibes. If you want to pound freeway, I'd suggest different tires. The stockers are happiest below 55, maybe 60 mph @ 20-25 psi. Not a fan of highway slabbin', so I'm keeping these tires. Suspension I really have no complains here. It's never harsh or chattery and always feels planted. Keep in mind that in central Florida, you couldn't find a rock if your life depended upon it. Most of our trails are soft sand, but there are plenty of sections with exposed roots. On Memorial Day, we rode an area called Croom and despite the unrelenting, deep sand whoops, this bike surprised me. For its 326 ready-to-ride pounds, it tracked through the whoops straight and both ends stayed pretty poised. However, I'm not going to say that sand whoops is where the bike shines. Most purpose built off-road race bikes would be a better choice, but I wanted to see how she'd do and it was surprisingly well all things considered. But, I hate to ride sand whoops all day, so not high on my list of performance criteria. Still nice to know what the bike can do. Brakes The over-sized Galfer front wave rotor and dual piston Brembo caliper with ABS offers plenty of initial bite & power, enough to tax the grip of the Pirelli MT21 DOT front tire on dry pavement. When the pavement is wet, this is where the ABS rocks. Off-road, ABS is easily turned off by pushing and holding a single button on the gauge cluster. However, it sucks that every time you turn the bike off, it defaults to ABS on. The aftermarket has options to fix this, but I'd prefer my last setting to be remembered. I'm sure a KTM lawyer will disagree with me. At least there is a button vs. having to nav to sub menus to turn ABS off like my last bike. Handling When compared to a dirt bike, say the KTM 500EXC, the 2017 KTM 690 Enduro R is a big girl on paper. However, I think it rides a lot lighter than the numbers would suggest. With the rearward fuel tank mounted low and relatively central to the bike's mass, it's slim in the mid section like a 450 and remarkably light on its feet. Even in tighter terrain, weaving the bike through the trees is easy and overall, the bike feels pretty nimble. About the only time you feel the mass is when you get the bike crossed up in deep sand and mistakenly grab a handful of big bore. For me, the most fun is rippin' down a sandy trail, power sliding from corner-to-corner. This is very easy with all the power the 690 has on tap and the handing is very predictable. Around town and on back-roads, the bike is a sweet heart. It will do freeway speeds without issue, but without a windscreen, longer runs would be a chore IMHO. All Kittens and Rainbows? Hmmmmmmmmmm.... no. Where do I think KTM came up short with the 2017 KTM 690 Enduro R? Here's my list so far (not in any particular order): 1. How tall do they think most of us are? This bike is tall! I'm 5' 10" and it's still tall. With boots on, I'm still just slightly better than on my tip toes. Thank God for the strong steel kickstand for getting on the bike. At the lowest point of the seat, it's 37". 2. For almost 11k before taxes & registration, no fuel gauge? This is a premium dual sport KTM. You made the tach sweep up and back at start up like a race car, but no fuel gauge? Booo! But, at least there is a low fuel light, just before you run out. 3. KTM, you still can't make a comfortable seat? I know you love your sporty, sharp angles, but they create pressure points that don't feel good on the ass after a few hours. Can't you compromise a little aesthetics for comfort? For 11k, I shouldn't have to immediately order a functional dual sport seat. And even worse, the seat pan rubber bumpers? I have extras in my garage b/c they fall out if you look at them wrong. 4. Handlebars are too low for standing. I understand that we all come in different shapes & sizes, but I'm much closer to the average that otherwise. 5. No power port for my phone or navigation? I appreciate the power with key on Accessory 2 wires in the loom behind the headlight, but again, premium dual sport. For the money it should come with this. But then again, dummies like me pay what you ask, so... 6. The shifting action is good, but if you're not very deliberate, a missed shift is pretty easy. I happens to me a couple of times on every ride, mostly upshifting into higher gears. There is an aftermarket fix that I might install if it really bothers me. My Bottom-line My biggest regret is the two year detour riding a 500lb. ADV bike. The 2017 KTM 690 Enduro R has re-lit my fire for dirt biking. I'm once again excited for the next ride because this bike is just so much fun to ride. All of the gripes above are either completely livable or fixable in the aftermarket and none are show stoppers. I think that the 2017 KTM 690 Enduro is an amazing dual sport and for my needs, I absolutely made the right choice to sell my 2013 Triumph Tiger 800XC. I was a little worried that the 690 Enduro R might be a dirt bike with a license plate (had a plated KTM 450), but there is no question that it's a purpose built dualsport that is better on the road than a dirt bike and far better than a big ADV bike off-road. For me, I've found the middle ground that I was looking for. Fathers day is this Saturday and when my wife asked what I wanted, the answer was easy, "I'm going ridin' hon!" Bryan Bosch & Steve Claus #dualsportduo Got sand? We do and plenty. - Croom OHV Brooksville, FL Richloam General Store - Withlacoochee National Forest Exploring some sandy single track - Withlacoochee National Forest Lunch on the way home at a fav BBQ pit - Zephyrhills, FL If you have any question for me, hit me up in the comment section below. I'd appreciate hearing from you. If you want to follow our blog, click the "follow" button up top.Posted by Bryan Bosch on Jun 13, 2017
Flying Machine Stories: EPISODE 002 – SLEETDAWG’S TWO WHEEL LIFE
Motocross is an addiction you have to know to understand. No one embodies the love for banging bars more than So Cal legend, Mike Sleeter. A born competitor... if Mikes riding he’d rather be racing. We followed Mike at the recent Glen Helen 2-Stroke National. Then we sat down with our close friend and lifetime FMF rider to talk 2-strokes and life in the moto lane. Check out the video and slide into the mind of Sleetdawg. Follow the links below to see Episode 002. Full Story: http://flyingmachinefactory.com/mike-sleeter-episode-002/Posted by Bryan Bosch on Jun 09, 2017
Fox Instinct Off-Road Boots
The Fox Racing Instinct Off-Road Boot is a new model for 2017 that shares the majority its design above the ankle with the MX version of Fox’s flagship Instinct line. From the ankle down, the sole gets a wider, featuring a more open lug pattern and the toe box is fully enclosed with TPU for additional protection on trails. Color choices are limited to blue/orange or charcoal and as with all Fox boots, the Instinct Off-Road is designed in California and manufactured in China. Beginning with sizing, I have wide size 9.5 feet and found the boots to be fairly true-to-size. I rounded up to a size 10 which provided a decent fit that was only slightly snug on the outside toe box. Calf adjustment is pretty typical and I had no issue fitting with in-the-boot knee protection with room to spare (19" max opening). Fox did a great job with the hinged ankle, providing support and protection without limiting necessary mobility. It provides smooth rotation in the first few degrees of travel and gets progressively stiffer to prevent hyperextension with a solid end-top to prevent hyperflexion. I was surprised by how well it resists twisting and rolling of the ankle. The only downside is a creaking noise that comes from the hinge cuff when walking around. The noise has mostly subsided after a few rides but still isn’t entirely gone, even with the aid of silicon spray as Fox suggested. The toe box is an area that impressed me. It’s stiff, but there is a recessed area on the top of the left boot with less material that allows for a increased shifter feel. I had some missed shifts at first, but adapted within a couple rides. I had no issues with rear brake lever feel and modulation which might be attributed to their low-ride chassis and smooth ankle pivot. As someone that has struggled with ingrown toenails, the stiff toe box really helps distribute the force from the shifter. The wide lug pattern on the sole is great for walking around in mud and grass, but it has a tendency of wedging into the foot pegs when riding on the balls of your feet. This requires a little extra effort to re-position your foot, something I’m still not 100% accustomed to. This is my main gripe with the boots. Riding on my arches was no problem and I think Fox did a good job choosing the right material for the replaceable mid-sole, balancing good grip and durability. The tacky Duratac rubber works great on wet rocks and I only had a few small chunks ripped out of the soles after a couple months of hard riding and trail maintenance. There’s not much area on the inside leg of the boot not covered in Duratac rubber and this makes for awesome grip on the foot pegs and frame. The shape of the boot paired up well with my YZ250F frame, allowing me to not pinch as hard with my legs (saves energy) while still maintaining good bike control. This is my first pair of boots without Velcro at the cuff and I love it. It allows for a snug fit at the top of the boot as you move around, with a superb top seal. Sand is pretty much a given where I ride and I have yet to find any inside the boot after many hours of riding. This also lends well to sealing water out as I never had an issue with wet feet, on or off the bike. I even walked around in a small pond up to the third buckle and came out with dry feet. The downside of the great seal is poor ventilation. The dark color really soaks up the sunlight and proved to be warm on days only in the 70’s when you're off the bike. Warmer weather is tolerable when you stay on the bike and keep moving. The buckles have a metal base with a plastic lever that snaps into place by means of a stiff detent and ball-and-socket design. The combination of a stiff detent and short lever makes them a bit hard to operate, but on the plus side, they do stay closed. There’s a large TPU molded ramp at the bottom buckle to help deflect rocks and brush, keeping your buckles out of harm's way. The serrated-back plastic straps are easy to adjust and have an over-molded metal connector where they meet the buckle. I’ve managed to bash them against rocks with no more than a little rash. Replaceable parts can be somewhat limited for a boot in this price range, but the buckles, straps, strap passes, rear cuff, and middle sole are available for replacement. Fox included two spare buckles in the box. Fox markets the Instinct Off-Road as a no break-in boot, but that was not quite the case for me. The initial fit was a little snug in the toebox and ankle area, but both have relaxed as the boot fully broke in within a couple hours use. I’ve worn the boots all day for trail maintenance that included digging, setting logs, and running tractors & other equipment to build tracks. Being an off-road boot, off bike comfort should be equally important, but with the majority of its design borrowed from its MX brother, it’s no surprise that the feel is more like a comfy MX boot. For boots, I rank safety over comfort, but I was expecting better all-day comfort out of a dedicated off-road boot. I have managed to have several get-offs while wearing the boots, one in particular smashed the top of my left foot into a bowling ball sized rock. Outside of a scuffed toe box, the boot and my foot come out unscathed. Pros Great seal at calf. Strong buckles. Solid safety features. Grippy soles on/off the bike. Replaceable sole section. Cons Marginal ventilation. Wide lug pattern sole has tendency to hang up in foot pegs. I haven't been a big fan of Fox boots in the past, but think that they have made big strides into the premium boot market with the Instinct Off-Road Boot. I'd like to see better all-day comfort for a dedicated off-road boot, but I do really like the protection, feel, and control they provide. Couple a solid performance with great build quality, the Fox Instinct Off-Road Boot is easily my go-to boot for the trails. >>> morePosted by Bryan Bosch on Jun 01, 2017
My separated shoulder/ AC joint story
I'm down for the count, not sure which hurts more the shoulder or not being able to ride. Surprisingly, I wasn't even riding the dirt bike! Doing some down hill on a mountain bike, hit a kicker jump which launched me, small tree growing across the trail hit my forks and sent me over the bars. Landed directly on the point of my shoulder which wiped out the connecting ligaments that hold the clavicle down. Hiked out of the woods & drove myself to the ER, had a bony protrusion sticking out of my shoulder. I'm on day 8 today, not wearing the sling much. Was wondering if any of you guys have any tips for a speedy recovery. When did you start doing any exercises or stretches with your arm and shoulder? I read about a supplement called Bromelain that can help speed things up so I just started taking that.
Need a Moderator to update a Pinned thread, old Moderator (Chickenhauler) isn't around anymore
Need a Pinned thread updated in the Kawasaki 2 stroke forum. If a mod could PM me I'll send the details. Thanks.
Skin issues with a cast
Just wondering if anyone else has had this experience. I have a cast on my right wrist..rather than describing it, I'll just post the picture I've had it in a cast since the end of June after surgery (2 pins in the ulnar bone). My issue is this...the skin on the palm of my hand and fingers has started to peel off...in chunks! I knew my riding calluses would soften up and come off, but even the skin on the sides of my fingers and in the joints of my fingers is just sloughing off. I have been very particular to clean and moisturize the skin daily. Is this normal? If not, what could be causing this?
Saturday was a special day at the Donks . I picked up mr Wolf at 5:35am ( I know ,right???) so of you know that the wolf and I haven't gotten along for a while. Anyhow that is water under the bridge. A little back story is that it was I who brought him to our group of riders initially. We had some breakfast and good stories all the way to Donks , that I forgot to gas up the 4 stroke. Still not really experienced in putting gas in something other than a 2 stroke. Donk gives me some gas that he had and off the 3 of us go. It was already getting warm and as I get to the hill right off the road covered in high grass knowing it's loaded with rocks/ ruts I gas the 525 and get all sideways as I crawl up. I make it , but it wasn't pretty. Wolf gives it a shot and comes up short . On his way down almost goes over the bars. Tries it maybe 2 more times and says screw it and goes around the road. We continue over to denial and go right up it. The dust is way bad. Go over to Anvil way up to Speedy avenue. It's definitely is getting warm! Donk says something like , where is all the suffering???? That's what I came to watch! We head up the knob slowly looking at Hook hill. A menacing hill I might add that only 2 have made , and not one me! We both clean the knob no problem and come back down it so the Wolf could try to get up the Hook. Donk and I find some shade and pull out food and watch the Wolf make many attempts to climb it. I have to say that he really gave it hell with like 10 or more tries getting up pretty high. The end result is that the hook wins another day! We head over to the commander which is not in the best shape I might add. My first try I get up maybe 10 ft! Same the the Wolf! I keep hitting it getting a little further , than a little lower. I'm halfway up squared to the hill when the wolf tries and gets up about a 1/4 and looks at me and says, I'm coming after you Jimmyboy! I said well I'm here. I keep trying and on one of my downhills I get a bit outa control and come down a little to fast . The Donk says Jimmyboy that looked like you were going a bit too fast! To that I answered, yeah that was not on purpose! I keep hitting it over and over relentlessly and notice that the Wolf joined the Donk in the spectators lounge. I get up about 3/4 and high side! I shut off my gas and on the way down completely lose control!!! Going like a hundred ! At this point I think I'm going to crash hard and it's really going to hurt bad. I think should I jump off the bike? But going to fast now. Can't tough the front brake cause at the bottom the roller will pitch her! It's like &%$#@!! What am I to do??? I decide to relax and hope the Wp's as stiff as they are will rescue me. By now the back wheel is off the wall and I hit the roller which g's me out and bike and I fly in the air!!! Hit 2nd roller and I think I'm riding on the front wheel with very little space to stop before there is a dirt wall with my name on it. I grab a shit load of front brakes and turn left and go right over the bars!!! I jump up cause I've got like 50 life's and straighten my front end and fly right up commander at a 100. More to come i
RAC riding meetup thread
I suggest we use a separate thread, this one, for short term postings where folks want to ride some Reading Anthracite Corporation land, and leave the "info" thread for information about permits, where the land is, trailheads, etc. The "info' thread is http://www.thumpertalk.com/topic/1156567-reading-anthraciteanthracite-outdoor-adventure-info-and-ride-thread/page-10 Its supposed to be really nice weather this week, specifically March 8 & 9th. I'd love to ride up near St Clair.
compression ratio & psi formula
This is the formula for figuring out what psi can be expected with a certain compression ratio (CR) at sea level: psi = (((CR^1.3)*14.7)-14.7)*0.9 the .9 is a "leakage factor" assuming 10% leakage past the ring end gap. The thing is that the higher compression ratio and psi, the higher the % leakage. So I know that 10% is a good average for low CR engines but I don't know what it should be for high compression engines. If you know what your engines CR is and you've measured the cranking pressure can you please share that info with me? especially you guys with high CR engines. thanks
Another oil consumption thread
I have a 2007 Yamaha YZ450F, as far as I know it's never been rebuilt or anything, but it's never been raced. When I got it, it had the original white anniversary edition plastics and stickers. I decided to do an oil change after realizing the oil level was low when I got it, and now I have less than 6 hours on the oil and it's not even hitting the dipstick. That seems a little excessive if you ask me, but there is no smoke or leaks coming from the bike at all. The compression is still there also. I have no problem rebuilding it, I just don't want to rebuild it if it doesn't need it. I just don't understand where the oil is going.
Banshee dies after a hour or two
Runs good for a hour or two then dies and wont start again for like 30 minutes. Doesnt seem to be over heating. Any ideas? Maybe a stator?
2001 Polaris scrambler 400 2 stroke radiator help
Went out for a ride, everything was fine. Went for a second ride and ran over a small tree. Scraped the bottom skid plate. On the way back my temp light came on. Don't think my fan is running. But it could be something else. Comment every diagnostic you can think of that it could be please. Suppose to go on a weekend trip of course and this happens. Radiator is full of coolant and I could see it flowing through from the res.
Honda GL650 --> Go Kart
Hey everyone. I am usually over in the Honda dirtbike forum but now its time to switch it up a bit. So heres the deal, a buddy of mine has come into posession of an (unknown year, I assume 1980s) GL650 from the owner of the house hes staying at who says its scrap but the only problem is a missing key. We plan to just rip apart the key assembly and hot wire it. We want to take its motor and throw it in our old beat up go kart to replace its 4 hp blower engine. The reason Im posting here rather than the custom forum is because the only problem that we think we might run into is converting the shaft drive into chain drive. I did some research and from what Ive read it seems that on most jap shaft driven bikes, the drive assembly just sits on top of the countershaft coming from the tranny and we could just put a sprocket on that and we would be good. Is this correct or would further modification be needed? If so we have a welder available to us. If any of you are wondering why we arent keeping he bike stock to ride as is, is because we ride dirt and have no need for a road bike and this one has been sitting up for about 5 years so its gonna need some work. Anyways sorry for the wall of text, any advice or thing I should know about this bike and motor would be greatly appreciated. Thank you
Honda shadow carb issue
Not a dirt bike but I need help. Bought a 96 honda shadow vlx600 not running the other day. Guy said it sat for 2 or 3 years and just needs the carbs cleaned to get it running. I took carb off. Took it apart, cleaned it, put it back on. the bike will run. It will start good and rev in neutral all the way up with no bog at all. But when I drive it I will get to about 1/4 throttle and it just looses power and runs like its only on one cylinder. Seen a guy on another forum with the same issue and he says his pilot screw was clogged. I am gonna check that. If that's not it then what? It not that familiar with carbs so I don't really know what I'm doing for the most part. But I did at least get it to run so far.
H-D Bidding On Ducati
This is a grandiose WTF.. http://www.roadandtrack.com/car-culture/a10201666/harley-davidson-ducati/. After blowing off Eric Buell, buying then selling MV Augusta, claiming they only want to consentrate on the heavy cruiser market, why are they wanting to mess with sport bikes again? Especially a temperamental, boutique brand like Ducati. Talking like they think taking on over priced sport bikes are going to save them from a failing over priced cruiser market. Not a lot of sense coming from this one IMO. Thoughts?
2011 m800 162
Could someone help me, my m800 isn't working in deep powder as well as I want it to it is bone stock with a 2.25 inch powder claw track and I can't get it to climb in deep snow unless it's to the handle all the time. I am stuck most of the time. Could someone help asap!!!
I just bought 2015 DRZ400SM Came with Danmoto exhaust all ready jetted my question is if I do 3x3 mod do I still have to re-jet?
Mxz 800 renegade
I bought this sled last winter and only got out on it a couple times and I was doing a little bit of work on it and I want to do a couple of upgrades and I'm just wondering where would be the best place to start?
1987 js550 top end
What top end kit do you guys recommend for one of these ski's? I'm having a hard time trying to find oem Kawasaki parts online.
my jet ski is filling the engine compartment with water
I recently got my jet ski(1990 650 sx) out of storage where it was for a year, when i fired it up (with the water attachment hooked up) it is leaking water out from around where the driveshaft hooks up to the motor. Does the motor have to be removed to fix? Any advice will be greatly appriciated, thank you...
2017 SX-R Jet Ski
Kawasaki had the new 2017 SX-R Jet Ski at the Toronto Motorcycle Cycle show this weekend. It has a1500cc 4 cylinder in-line 4 stroke engine. It looks awesome!