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by cowboyona426
Mon Jan 27, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: Shoppers Only!
Topic: Bottom end swap?
Replies: 0
Views: 621

Bottom end swap?

I know it's a long shot, but wondering if anyone out there would be interested in swapping my 1990 complete bottom end less the crank for the later model silver case bottom end (92+ I believe). No case damage on mine, my one bike is a mutt with a 1990 motor in a 1998 frame and I'd like to get it bac...
by cowboyona426
Mon Jan 27, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: another newbie
Replies: 1
Views: 665

Re: another newbie

Welcome to the fold, post up some photos of your build when you get a chance.
by cowboyona426
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member in OR
Replies: 13
Views: 2608

Re: New member in OR

MojoScojo wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:21 am
No joke on the bad mileage.

I was typically able to get 60-70 miles out of my 95 on North Idaho single track with the stock 2.4 and 13/51 gearing.
Dang that's good, I think my 98 was more in the 35-40 range when it was getting low enough that I was glad to be back at or close to the truck.
by cowboyona426
Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member in OR
Replies: 13
Views: 2608

Re: New member in OR

On the aluminum frame bikes you have to heat and push in the gas tank which reduces the volume. I figure I'm getting about 15 miles out of the ~1.4 gallons. I'm going to buy a Trailtech Vapor (local company Battlground, WA) to get a real idea of the range. The RPM/Speedo wont hurt either. Holy shit...
by cowboyona426
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member in OR
Replies: 13
Views: 2608

Re: New member in OR

This is the place to be for CR500 info. It is pretty quiet usually but there are some good people here with a ton of great knowledge and experience with these bikes.
by cowboyona426
Tue Dec 31, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Complain to the Admin!
Topic: Site crashes
Replies: 2
Views: 2842

Re: Site crashes

I always let Roosty know when it's down... even though I hardly ever touch my 500's I still keep my finger on the pulse here.
by cowboyona426
Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Jokes, Jokes, and More Jokes.
Topic: Oldie
Replies: 3
Views: 4647

Re: Oldie

Did you hear the one about the two gay Irishmen? Gerald Fitzpatrick and Patrick Fitzgerald. :eatdrink:
by cowboyona426
Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello fellow 5-hundy riders
Replies: 2
Views: 1114

Re: Hello fellow 5-hundy riders

Welcome to the funny farm. Adam Millar (Roostius Maximus) is the Canuck you refer too. User blownbillybob I believe is in the SoCal area and does good work as well.
by cowboyona426
Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello
Replies: 2
Views: 1298

Re: Hello

Welcome, that's a nice looking bike!
by cowboyona426
Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Ride Reports
Topic: Rhino's AF rides
Replies: 72
Views: 23152

Re: Rhino's AF rides

Dang Rhino, sounds like you've had a bit of a rough go lately but glad things are starting to come around.
by cowboyona426
Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: Shoppers Only!
Topic: My 95 CR500
Replies: 4
Views: 5777

Re: My 95 CR500

Still bummed I couldn't put it in my garage... I hope the new owner will appreciate it for w hat it is.
by cowboyona426
Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: Ride Reports
Topic: North Idaho "Hoonfest"
Replies: 21
Views: 17645

Re: North Idaho "Hoonfest"

Assuming that is Packsaddle.
by cowboyona426
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: B.S. Stories, True Stories... Its All Here
Topic: Nitromethane.......
Replies: 8
Views: 16212

Re: Nitromethane.......

Rhino89523 wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:52 am
who is driving that thing.
I was starting to wonder if you fell off the face of the Earth or something, good to see you posting.
by cowboyona426
Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Howdy...
Replies: 15
Views: 13538

Re: Howdy...

MojoScojo wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:08 am
cowboyona426 wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:56 am
The other site will be back eventually
I have my doubts.
A guy can hope, right?!
by cowboyona426
Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Howdy
Replies: 4
Views: 2656

Re: Howdy

Welcome, great photo!
by cowboyona426
Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Howdy...
Replies: 15
Views: 13538

Re: Howdy...

The other site will be back eventually, but enjoy your stay here!
by cowboyona426
Thu May 23, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: New Features!
Topic: new look?
Replies: 8
Views: 25630

Re: new look?

New hosting. Upgraded software. All my customisations did not port well, so left behind. My son did the port and the hosting to keep the site alive. MAybe we get ambitious and put the customisations back, maybe not. Its excellent to be up and running with the "written in stone" compared to the come...
by cowboyona426
Tue May 21, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: New Features!
Topic: new look?
Replies: 8
Views: 25630

Re: new look?

Thanks for breathing some new life into the site!
by cowboyona426
Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Complain to the Admin!
Topic: why is it so quiet around here!
Replies: 27
Views: 13579

I'm here too, think 500's are just dead and nobody cares but a select few...sad. Hardly. The market here in North Idaho is still healthy. I had my 98 on Craigslist a while back for $2000 and never got a single bite. Not sure there is much interest in the 500's in this area anymore except for a sele...
by cowboyona426
Wed Jan 03, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: "Snow Bikes" Yeti, Timbersled, 2-Moto etc, talk about your winter conversions here
Topic: Getting my stuff ready to go!!
Replies: 26
Views: 15506

O.K here is my year end wrap up. Timbersleds are awesome and super fun, kind of like riding sand dunes in the woods hanging off the side of a cliff in the middle of nowhere. The terrain goes forever and you can get to places others will never see in minutes. Reliability is obviously paramount!! Thi...
by cowboyona426
Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:42 am
Forum: Complain to the Admin!
Topic: why is it so quiet around here!
Replies: 27
Views: 13579

its their change in hosting, they want to charge to share image links now Yes, but if you install the fix in your browser, the photos will display and you don't have to pay the bastards. It took all of 30 seconds for the patch to install on my computer and now I can see photobucket photos again :co...
by cowboyona426
Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:42 am
Forum: Complain to the Admin!
Topic: why is it so quiet around here!
Replies: 27
Views: 13579

And then there is this bullshit about photo hosting like my photobucket link at the bottom here. They've gotten greedy and unless you bleed for them you can't link images anymore. Even going to a hosted account there you get an advertisement between each picture as you scroll. :evil: Google "photob...
by cowboyona426
Mon Feb 27, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: "Snow Bikes" Yeti, Timbersled, 2-Moto etc, talk about your winter conversions here
Topic: Getting my stuff ready to go!!
Replies: 26
Views: 15506

I am not monitoring coolant temps, mine has run perfect every time. If I was on anything else I wouldn't be going where I can go o this. The guys I ride with are half my weight on new KTM 450's with 129 Yeti kits. So they are lighter than me with longer tracks and they can out climb me but my set u...
by cowboyona426
Mon Feb 27, 2017 9:42 am
Forum: "Snow Bikes" Yeti, Timbersled, 2-Moto etc, talk about your winter conversions here
Topic: Getting my stuff ready to go!!
Replies: 26
Views: 15506

I am running a carb heater built by the dude M5 on the snowest forum, it is similar to an avid but he builds it round so its not a big bulbous square thing. It originally hit in the electric start motor bolts pretty hard but I ended up running one of Roosty's VF2 cages that has a spacer built into ...
by cowboyona426
Thu Feb 23, 2017 7:34 am
Forum: "Snow Bikes" Yeti, Timbersled, 2-Moto etc, talk about your winter conversions here
Topic: Getting my stuff ready to go!!
Replies: 26
Views: 15506

So rhino, now that you've had a chance to ride the thing a few times, what's your take? Any issues with carb ice (I didn't notice if you were running a carb heater)? Any issues keeping the big girl warm? I'm kind of toying with doing what you did and setting one of my 500's up as a dedicated snow bi...