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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-27-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,151
Posted By totensiebush
Does Denio have gas again? I know they didn't...

Does Denio have gas again? I know they didn't early last year (or so I read here, due to tank problems), and they didn't last September when I passed through.

Fields had gas last September, 87...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-07-2013, 04:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,565
Posted By totensiebush
Fields is 26 miles from Denio FYI still no...

Fields is 26 miles from Denio

FYI still no gas in Denio
Forum: Vendors 06-08-2013, 07:05 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 40,161
Posted By totensiebush
I just ordered a case of 15W50, looking forward...

I just ordered a case of 15W50, looking forward to trying it
Forum: Vendors 01-22-2013, 07:47 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 40,161
Posted By totensiebush
Is the price going to increase with the...

Is the price going to increase with the reformulation? I'd like to pick up a case, and I'm assuming the new stuff will be better, but if there's a big price increase it might be worth it to pick up...
Forum: Americas 06-06-2010, 07:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 512
Posted By totensiebush
Ended up taking 5 days, not 4, to make the trip. ...

Ended up taking 5 days, not 4, to make the trip.

Started out in Berkeley, CA
Did 760 miles or so the first day
First night stayed in Scottsdale, AZ (just north of Phoenix)
then I did 1060...
Forum: Americas 05-24-2010, 10:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 512
Posted By totensiebush
Riding from SF to DC... can I crash at your place this weekend? DFW or Atlanta

I'm going to be riding my CBR929RR ratbike from Berkeley, CA (just east of San Francisco) to Arlington, VA (DC metro) this weekend. At that point, I'm selling it and most likely catching a flight...
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2009, 10:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 921
Posted By totensiebush
With a 5" rim you really ought to be running a...

With a 5" rim you really ought to be running a 160 tire.
Forum: Thumpers 06-06-2009, 11:27 PM
Replies: 8,960
Views: 1,957,265
Posted By totensiebush
To be honest, in that picture it's just a stock...

To be honest, in that picture it's just a stock 625SMC with turn signals removed, different rear fender/taillight, and a bit of paint. It's a lot of fun to ride but sadly I get around 70-75 miles on...
Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2009, 07:31 PM
Replies: 3,015
Views: 841,378
Posted By totensiebush
the evolution of my KTM: ...

the evolution of my KTM:
http://lolinter.net/ktm.jpg
http://lolinter.net/newlight.jpg
http://lolinter.net/blackktm.jpg
http://lolinter.net/smalltank.jpg

and my Husky:...
Forum: Thumpers 06-03-2009, 11:21 AM
Replies: 8,960
Views: 1,957,265
Posted By totensiebush
Well mine isn't an ADV, and isn't even called a...

Well mine isn't an ADV, and isn't even called a 640, but it's pretty similar.

When I bought it:
http://lolinter.net/ktm.jpg
a couple in between that I won't img tag:...
Forum: The Garage 05-21-2009, 02:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,037
Posted By totensiebush
It all depends on what bike you're riding and how...

It all depends on what bike you're riding and how you ride. I've found that my KTM 625SMC absolutely TEARS through aluminum sprockets.

I bought the bike in september with 4k on it, it's an 04. By...
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2009, 06:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 778
Posted By totensiebush
CA = California, so uh... no?

CA = California, so uh... no?
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2009, 03:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 778
Posted By totensiebush
I'm the friend he was talking about. The...

I'm the friend he was talking about.

The TE610 says to change the oil every ride, so yeah... lots of oil changes.

I've got a KTM 625SMC as well and the oil on it is a bit of a PITA to change,...
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2009, 03:16 PM
Replies: 26,601
Views: 3,683,616
Posted By totensiebush
The 99+ left kick/right chain TE610/TE570 have an...

The 99+ left kick/right chain TE610/TE570 have an oil pump but no real filter.
Forum: Thumpers 11-04-2008, 03:18 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 37,022
Posted By totensiebush
I'm pretty sure the "choke" on the FCR is too. I...

I'm pretty sure the "choke" on the FCR is too. I just figure it's way easier for me to just pump a bit of gas in with my hand than it is to try to reach the choke, and I see no reason to kick it over...
Forum: Thumpers 11-04-2008, 01:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 787
Posted By totensiebush
As long as the oil isn't energy conserving you're...

As long as the oil isn't energy conserving you're fine. I've never seen EC oil in 10W40 or 20W50, I know Castrol GTX is fine in those weights.
Forum: Thumpers 11-04-2008, 01:09 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 37,022
Posted By totensiebush
Is there anything wrong with using the AP to...

Is there anything wrong with using the AP to prime the engine instead of the choke/kicking it through? I've got a 625SMC with a big tank, and it's damn near (and maybe actually) impossible to get to...
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2008, 04:58 PM
Replies: 3,473
Views: 548,349
Posted By totensiebush
decided to see what a Buell light setup that I...

decided to see what a Buell light setup that I had sitting around would look like, not sure how I like it yet. Haven't yet ridden with it at night, but I suspect it's a lot better than the stock...
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2008, 09:14 PM
Replies: 3,473
Views: 548,349
Posted By totensiebush
well I managed to toss my KLX down the road...

well I managed to toss my KLX down the road sunday, into my friend's Brutale too... luckily no damage to the MV, and minor damage to my bike.

number plates are pretty unobtanium, right? I managed...
Forum: Thumpers 08-11-2008, 12:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,254
Posted By totensiebush
Wow, he did that for $17? Who is this guy, I...

Wow, he did that for $17? Who is this guy, I might need to have some welding done on my stuff.
Forum: Thumpers 08-10-2008, 11:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,733
Posted By totensiebush
The rear wheel on my KLX650 is dented decently,...

The rear wheel on my KLX650 is dented decently, not quite as bad as that but not far from it. I just ignore it.
Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2008, 10:16 AM
Replies: 3,473
Views: 548,349
Posted By totensiebush
http://lolinter.net/plastics.jpg WOW that looks...

http://lolinter.net/plastics.jpg
WOW that looks better. that's supposedly 00-02 tank/shrouds and 03+ sidepanels/rear fender, all KX250. I think I might have to buy some plastic...
Forum: Thumpers 08-04-2008, 12:07 PM
Replies: 3,473
Views: 548,349
Posted By totensiebush
My engine isn't in the best shape, and has a...

My engine isn't in the best shape, and has a leaky base gasket. While I've got it that far apart, might as well go bigbore - I mean, I'll have to replace the rings anyway. I figure the Vulcan piston...
Forum: Thumpers 08-01-2008, 08:15 PM
Replies: 3,473
Views: 548,349
Posted By totensiebush
OK, an FYI: the tranny input shafts on the R...

OK, an FYI:
the tranny input shafts on the R and C are different. the C model has a larger diameter input shaft, and the two have sleeves on them of roughly equal thickness. this means that you...
Forum: Thumpers 07-31-2008, 09:27 AM
Replies: 3,473
Views: 548,349
Posted By totensiebush
it's for easier wheelies and quicker handling....

it's for easier wheelies and quicker handling. I've also heard that it weighs something like 5lb less than the stock one, which sounds very nice to me.
As far as weight distribution goes, lowering...
Forum: Thumpers 07-31-2008, 12:23 AM
Replies: 3,473
Views: 548,349
Posted By totensiebush
The bike sees something like 95% street use and...

The bike sees something like 95% street use and is getting a SuMo conversion soon, so it isn't like I'll be jumping or anything... hopefully everything will work out.
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2008, 10:12 PM
Replies: 3,473
Views: 548,349
Posted By totensiebush
I know there are major differences, and that...

I know there are major differences, and that it'll take some work to get everything set up right.

http://www.enduristianonimi.it/pagine/workinprogressfasesei.htm he added a kickstarter to his...
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2008, 05:22 PM
Replies: 3,473
Views: 548,349
Posted By totensiebush
OK, I've seen people post here before that the R...

OK, I've seen people post here before that the R model shock is much better than the C model shock. I just put one on my C, to replace a completely shot Works (had a scored shaft). Observations:
If...
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2008, 01:57 PM
Replies: 3,473
Views: 548,349
Posted By totensiebush
yeah it shouldn't be too bad but I can't weld so...

yeah it shouldn't be too bad but I can't weld so I'll have to find somebody to do it for me
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2008, 01:45 PM
Replies: 3,473
Views: 548,349
Posted By totensiebush
it's an Acerbis and pretty oxidized, you'd...

it's an Acerbis and pretty oxidized, you'd probably be better off buying a new one.

also, this makes me sad :(:
http://lolinter.net/frame.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2008, 12:04 PM
Replies: 3,473
Views: 548,349
Posted By totensiebush
http://lolinter.net/loot.jpg looks like I've...

http://lolinter.net/loot.jpg

looks like I've got a decent number of spare parts now...
Forum: Thumpers 07-26-2008, 07:18 PM
Replies: 3,473
Views: 548,349
Posted By totensiebush
what's a fair price for a rolling R chassis with...

what's a fair price for a rolling R chassis with a good bottom end too? description in ad:

This bike is a 1993 klx 650 it has a clean title needs green sticker.Bike does not run when i bouaght it...
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2008, 08:40 AM
Replies: 3,473
Views: 548,349
Posted By totensiebush
So what does it take to fit an R model swingarm...

So what does it take to fit an R model swingarm up to a C? Is the suspension linkage the same? I'm looking at the one on ebay which is $125 + shipping, and they want a bunch more for the linkage.
...
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2008, 06:05 PM
Replies: 3,473
Views: 548,349
Posted By totensiebush
Yep, that's what I meant by autodecompressor. Is...

Yep, that's what I meant by autodecompressor. Is it gonna do damage? I hope not...
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2008, 10:12 AM
Replies: 3,473
Views: 548,349
Posted By totensiebush
I knew what you meant. I just didn't realize that...

I knew what you meant. I just didn't realize that it would make noise at low RPMs and then go away at high RPMs.
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2008, 11:11 PM
Replies: 3,473
Views: 548,349
Posted By totensiebush
I'd really prefer a rear hub with a cush drive, I...

I'd really prefer a rear hub with a cush drive, I know the KDX hub is the same as the KLX650R but for SuMo I don't want the solid-mount sprocket. I suppose I could buy a dirt wheel in good shape and...
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2008, 03:55 PM
Replies: 3,473
Views: 548,349
Posted By totensiebush
They did a run of 15 for the US recently, but I...

They did a run of 15 for the US recently, but I think that's it. If I could find one for a reasonable price I'd buy it.
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2008, 12:16 PM
Replies: 3,473
Views: 548,349
Posted By totensiebush
So how different are the R frames vs C frames?...

So how different are the R frames vs C frames? It's easy to get an aftermarket tank for an R and I'd really like one for my C, but there don't really seem to be any.

edit: also, my bike rattles a...
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2008, 02:34 PM
Replies: 3,473
Views: 548,349
Posted By totensiebush
ok, thanks for the advice. I'll try doing that...

ok, thanks for the advice. I'll try doing that before spending a bunch of money on a new carb.
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2008, 10:03 PM
Replies: 3,473
Views: 548,349
Posted By totensiebush
So my float needle isn't sealing right, but isn't...

So my float needle isn't sealing right, but isn't sticking. It's a new needle, and the carb still leaks gas... so yeah, I need a new carb. The seat isn't replaceable.

What reasonably priced...
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