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Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2015, 12:04 PM
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Posted By rdewers
If you are concerned that the noises indicate a...

If you are concerned that the noises indicate a deeper issue (as mine did on my 530, with piston slap resulting from a worn connecting rod and bearing), you might want to invest in a $20 mechanics...
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2015, 09:48 AM
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Posted By rdewers
OK, thanks. Working on it now - will be pretty...

OK, thanks. Working on it now - will be pretty huge so I may have to post it in sections. Hope to have it up in 1-2 weeks.
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2015, 07:48 PM
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Posted By rdewers
OK guys, thanks for the advice. Will post it...

OK guys, thanks for the advice. Will post it separately and reference it in this thread.
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2015, 09:19 AM
Replies: 7,694
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Posted By rdewers
530 Bottom-End Rebuild

Hi, I have been unable to find a walk-through anywhere for a complete 530 teardown, including splitting the cases and checking/replacing the connecting rod. I started my rebuild several weeks ago...
Forum: Thumpers 06-06-2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 7,694
Views: 1,272,932
Posted By rdewers
I sent my cylinder (and crankshaft) to Millenium...

I sent my cylinder (and crankshaft) to Millenium Technologies. They do Nikasil coating, and can measure the cylinder and decide what it needs and what piston kit to fit. Their prices on pistons were...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-02-2015, 08:34 AM
Replies: 12,373
Views: 1,037,756
Posted By rdewers
I used to have a 2001 DRZ400s, and always wanted...

I used to have a 2001 DRZ400s, and always wanted the fcr39. It's supposed to be a huge power improvement. I'd go that route, and research what it will take to install it properly. Can't remember if...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-01-2015, 02:29 PM
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Posted By rdewers
Haha! Don't go talking to my wife now:)

Haha! Don't go talking to my wife now:)
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-01-2015, 10:03 AM
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Posted By rdewers
Well, I started with this tool here: ...

Well, I started with this tool here:
http://i1171.photobucket.com/albums/r542/rdewers/2015-05-18%2017.07.55.jpg


Then I used a sledgehammer.

Look what happened!! Anyone have super glue (a lot...
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 7,694
Views: 1,272,932
Posted By rdewers
530 Bottom End Rebuild

Hi,

I'm about to do a bottom end rebuild on my 2008 530. I have scoured the forums for hours/weeks, but cannot find a good walk-through for the bottom end. I do have the repair manual and have...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-30-2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 12,373
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Posted By rdewers
Sweet! Change those tires into something more...

Sweet! Change those tires into something more aggressive and we hope to see more of you this year!! Arrivederci!
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-26-2015, 02:46 PM
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Posted By rdewers
Naw, the GLDS comment was just a joke. The video...

Naw, the GLDS comment was just a joke. The video has nothing to do with us. All of our rides are one directional, so we rarely encounter others coming the other way. However, the comment is correct -...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-26-2015, 12:18 PM
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Posted By rdewers
Aaargh - sorry to hear that man! Was it from the...

Aaargh - sorry to hear that man! Was it from the GLDS training course (highlights in the link below - non-farm-animal version)?

http://youtu.be/C0kRR2y9yk0

Randy
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-21-2015, 08:06 PM
Replies: 12,373
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Posted By rdewers
HAHA ok I give up, you caught me! Just somethin...

HAHA ok I give up, you caught me! Just somethin about a 640 that gets me all excited lol.:wink:
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-20-2015, 06:22 PM
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Posted By rdewers
Well, Todd WAS in my trailer at the time .. .:huh

Well, Todd WAS in my trailer at the time .. .:huh
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-20-2015, 11:02 AM
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Posted By rdewers
I second manly bigtrailie on the KTM 350 if you...

I second manly bigtrailie on the KTM 350 if you have the cash. Fuel-injected, powerful, feels very light so can pretty much do it all. I have a couple of bigger bikes (525, 530) and aside from the...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-16-2015, 03:26 AM
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Posted By rdewers
LOL good point!

LOL good point!
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-15-2015, 11:08 AM
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Posted By rdewers
Yeah and, as I recall, you were pretty puckered...

Yeah and, as I recall, you were pretty puckered up a few times!! Randy:rofl
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-30-2015, 01:35 PM
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Posted By rdewers
Mike, Enjoyed the ride and company. Thanks...

Mike,

Enjoyed the ride and company. Thanks for picking me up more than once! Those were gorgeous trails - so gorgeous that occasionally I felt the need to actually be in the water or on the ground...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-25-2015, 08:04 AM
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Posted By rdewers
No way! Are we actually going to see you on a...

No way! Are we actually going to see you on a bike Michael? Or are you going to show up in that hot Raptor or whatever that 4x4 is? Looking forward to seeing you!
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-20-2015, 11:00 AM
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Posted By rdewers
Paul - I'm planning to do that as well, on the...

Paul - I'm planning to do that as well, on the big bike. See you there! Randy
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-19-2015, 09:07 PM
Replies: 12,373
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Posted By rdewers
Ouch, you guys are having a lot of fun with the...

Ouch, you guys are having a lot of fun with the trailer thing. Jeez, you let a drunk Matt or Jon sleep in out of the elements one night and all of a sudden it's a den of sin:) That's it - I'm...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-19-2015, 02:03 PM
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Posted By rdewers
I agree - it shows unusual clarity (for Todd)....

I agree - it shows unusual clarity (for Todd). Just to nitpick, I do not sip wine. I gulp wine:)
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-19-2015, 07:57 AM
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Posted By rdewers
Eek Yeah I remember you showed me that in my...

Yeah

I remember you showed me that in my trailer.:) Very purty.


[:huhQUOTE=Simple.;26390254]Haha

Hey! I've got that tattoo on my lower back!

Jon[/QUOTE]
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-17-2015, 07:24 PM
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Posted By rdewers
Wow - great photo Aaron. Randy

Wow - great photo Aaron. Randy
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-18-2015, 05:22 PM
Replies: 12,373
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Posted By rdewers
Oh, were you hamming in this photo? I was pretty...

Oh, were you hamming in this photo? I was pretty sure you were serious:)
Forum: Thumpers 02-14-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,005
Posted By rdewers
You know you still want to sell it:)

You know you still want to sell it:)
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-12-2015, 03:36 PM
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Posted By rdewers
Must not have been any big rocks under that snow....

Must not have been any big rocks under that snow. You are crazy fast and stable on rocks:huh

Randy
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-07-2015, 08:03 PM
Replies: 12,373
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Posted By rdewers
[QUOTE=Bruno T .;25872545]Mark got a big present...

[QUOTE=Bruno T .;25872545]Mark got a big present under his tree too, brand new 500.

Congratulations, Mark !

Woohoo - way to go Mark! Looking forward to all of the new bikes this spring!
...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-29-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 12,373
Views: 1,037,756
Posted By rdewers
Congrats Peter!! Wow - now you can just ride all...

Congrats Peter!! Wow - now you can just ride all the way from Chicago to Michigan instead of towing your bike. Randy
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-28-2014, 06:06 AM
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Posted By rdewers
Yea, but they were a gift for Aaron:lol3

Yea, but they were a gift for Aaron:lol3
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-25-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 12,373
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Posted By rdewers
Like my new Christmas stocking?

http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/NzIwWDcyMA==/z/wCMAAOSwmUdUXCRe/$_57.jpg
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-25-2014, 12:51 PM
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Posted By rdewers
Merry Christmas Motorcycle Peeps!

http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r291/scan_this/BadSanta1.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 12-24-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,005
Posted By rdewers
Thanks, but I'm looking for a more stock look.

Thanks, but I'm looking for a more stock look.
Forum: Thumpers 12-24-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,005
Posted By rdewers
I'm definitely interested in the MXC tank! The...

I'm definitely interested in the MXC tank! The only other decent option is the Safari 4.1 gallon, that I have seen. Let me know if you decide to sell, hopefully sooner rather than later as I am in...
Forum: Thumpers 12-24-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,005
Posted By rdewers
Your bike looks great, by the way. Do you mind...

Your bike looks great, by the way. Do you mind telling me what tank is on it in the photo, and what type of seat? Thanks!
Forum: Thumpers 12-24-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,005
Posted By rdewers
I've been looking for an MXC tank for my pristine...

I've been looking for an MXC tank for my pristine 2005 525 EXC for several months. There's a used one on Ebay for $275 but the graphics are gone. All the KTM dealers are saying the tank has been...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-17-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 12,373
Views: 1,037,756
Posted By rdewers
[QUOTE=Marco Moto;25728774]Awwe, maan, this pic...

[QUOTE=Marco Moto;25728774]Awwe, maan, this pic makes me want to move down state! I have nobody to kick tires with up here!

Randy Bobandy: where do you get your SS work benches again? They look...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-10-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,664
Posted By rdewers
I just had a mediocre experience with them....

I just had a mediocre experience with them. Ordered 2 gas tanks that seemed like good deals, with free shipping (which I did not find surprising since justgastanks.com offers it).

After a few...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-03-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 12,373
Views: 1,037,756
Posted By rdewers
Cool video for those of us with mid-life crisis...

Cool video for those of us with mid-life crisis here, called "Why we Ride":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRQyEBY5YjQ
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-03-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 12,373
Views: 1,037,756
Posted By rdewers
Now we find some mud? ...

Now we find some mud?
http://i1171.photobucket.com/albums/r542/rdewers/IMG_20140405_183422_764.jpg
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