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Forum: Thumpers 10-18-2014, 09:45 AM
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Posted By kawagumby
I disagree. With a properly routed and lubed...

I disagree. With a properly routed and lubed cable the effort is minimal.
Forum: Thumpers 10-18-2014, 07:19 AM
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Posted By kawagumby
A much better suspension. Yamaha has the KYB...

A much better suspension. Yamaha has the KYB suspensions dialed - especially when comparing unmodified setups.

The yamaha YZ engines are very smooth, reliable and strong also. I had a 2004 YZ250F...
Forum: Thumpers 10-18-2014, 07:08 AM
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Posted By kawagumby
I've got about 5 hours on my '14 husky TE250 (ktm...

I've got about 5 hours on my '14 husky TE250 (ktm 250 exc) and the clutch master cylinder is already seeping.
I prefer cables.

Speedo cable is good, because you just pull that crap off and put...
Forum: Thumpers 10-16-2014, 11:57 AM
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Posted By kawagumby
We've both owned the great late-model yamaha...

We've both owned the great late-model yamaha WR250 smoker... I sold mine about 2 years ago simply because I was too fast on it. It had the chassis and engine to hang with any current 250 smoker, and...
Forum: Thumpers 10-16-2014, 11:01 AM
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Posted By kawagumby
At 67 I'm afraid that is pretty much my race pace...

At 67 I'm afraid that is pretty much my race pace too...:lol3
Hard crashes are no longer an option!
Forum: Thumpers 10-05-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 11,448
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Posted By kawagumby
Ummm, not so much an issue of tire...

Ummm, not so much an issue of tire contact...Where I ride the impacts are what cause the numbness; square-edged holes, stutters, rocks, etc. - None of my bikes have vibrating issues, but the constant...
Forum: Thumpers 10-05-2014, 07:18 AM
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Posted By kawagumby
I use flex bars on two of my bikes right now. ...

I use flex bars on two of my bikes right now. They work well, but are not as effective as a well-valved suspension, especially the forks. The trick is to get the forks dialed-in first, then the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2014, 06:27 PM
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Posted By kawagumby
You could easily buy both used in good condition...

You could easily buy both used in good condition for less than a new 350 EXC-F costs. I see low mileage late model KLX 250's for $3-3.5K fairly regularly on craigslist - the WRR's go for about 1000...
Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2014, 12:18 PM
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Posted By kawagumby
Yes, the hook was baited. :lol3 But I really do...

Yes, the hook was baited. :lol3
But I really do like my WRR.
Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2014, 10:45 AM
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Posted By kawagumby
You're welcome...:D

You're welcome...:D
Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2014, 10:35 AM
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Posted By kawagumby
Whazzzat? Astonishing? You can't take a joke? ...

Whazzzat? Astonishing? You can't take a joke? Typical KTM dude....dis' the WRR and get all huffy when the tables are turned a little in fun.

Well, this has been interesting, but I need to...
Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2014, 10:25 AM
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Posted By kawagumby
Spoken fluently in your home, eh? No wonder you...

Spoken fluently in your home, eh? No wonder you bought one.:lol3
Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2014, 10:19 AM
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Posted By kawagumby
First off, my daddy CAN beat up your daddy....

First off, my daddy CAN beat up your daddy. Second they both eat sourkraut and drive Volkswagens.

Nuff said.
Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2014, 10:15 AM
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Posted By kawagumby
As opposed to the factual font that describes you...

As opposed to the factual font that describes you and your occasional eruption of ongoing drivel? I am humbled by your insight.

It's true tho', calling the KTM orange ugly is just an opinion, of...
Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2014, 07:08 AM
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Posted By kawagumby
I think what that video shows is that the WRR is...

I think what that video shows is that the WRR is a capable off-road bike and is superior to most other offerings based on it's road performance advantage. In other words, it's the best all-around...
Forum: Thumpers 09-28-2014, 07:36 AM
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Posted By kawagumby
Where I live they sell used for top dollar. Even...

Where I live they sell used for top dollar. Even the 08's seem to go for $3500 to $4K depending on condition.
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2014, 10:54 PM
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Posted By kawagumby
What? You haven't seen my WRR video yet?:lol3

What? You haven't seen my WRR video yet?:lol3
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 11,448
Views: 543,329
Posted By kawagumby
Yep, Klim gloves. Thanks for the compliments...

Yep, Klim gloves. Thanks for the compliments guys.
The KDX 220 (as I keep preaching) is a much underrated bike - as is it's brother the 200. It will out pull some 250's in the lower rpms.
It has...
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2014, 07:42 PM
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Posted By kawagumby
OK, here's part of today's ride on my old KDX. ...

OK, here's part of today's ride on my old KDX. Over 90 degrees and dry slippery trails.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6dVIR07bu0
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2014, 07:21 AM
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Posted By kawagumby
They're not just rebadged KTM's... the...

They're not just rebadged KTM's... the suspensions are better (for most) with linkage rear suspension, the newer fcs forks and lower seat height. My TE250 has a seat height of about 37 inches and...
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2014, 04:26 PM
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Posted By kawagumby
Some people put them in airplanes too.

Some people put them in airplanes too.
Forum: Thumpers 08-30-2014, 11:18 AM
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Posted By kawagumby
Now, now, don't blame that on the bike...:lol3

Now, now, don't blame that on the bike...:lol3
Forum: Thumpers 08-30-2014, 08:13 AM
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Posted By kawagumby
They are lean, but not anymore than the WRR's...

They are lean, but not anymore than the WRR's (meaning lean at low throttle settings).
I owned two 250F's, including the newer aluminum framed model. Stock they have a throttle restrictor that does...
Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2014, 04:55 PM
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Posted By kawagumby
What I don't get tho' is when someone pays over...

What I don't get tho' is when someone pays over 10 grand for a bike, why wouldn't the company have sorted out melted blinkers by now? Been happening for several years. That's what blows my mind...
Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2014, 12:06 PM
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Posted By kawagumby
All of my jap bikes are steel braided and covered...

All of my jap bikes are steel braided and covered with rubber - even my old KDX's are that way. Last year, I had a 1998 KDX 200 front brake line get snagged into the front spokes, I didn't know it...
Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2014, 11:11 AM
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Posted By kawagumby
I have two stainless steel hosed bikes, the 09...

I have two stainless steel hosed bikes, the 09 TE310 and the KTM built -'14 TE 250. They look trick but don't do anything any better than the std jap setups. If you keep the system bled, both designs...
Forum: Thumpers 08-23-2014, 01:08 PM
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Views: 543,329
Posted By kawagumby
Yeah, that class K is pretty interesting.... I ...

Yeah, that class K is pretty interesting.... I wouldn't want to buy one built that way though...:lol3
Forum: Thumpers 08-23-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 11,448
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Posted By kawagumby
Then he doesn't know what he's talking about. The...

Then he doesn't know what he's talking about. The state sets the building standards and all jurisdictions are mandated to follow them (exceptions are places where it can be shown local situations may...
Forum: Thumpers 08-22-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 11,448
Views: 543,329
Posted By kawagumby
Everything about modern disk brake systems are...

Everything about modern disk brake systems are much better today than in the good old days...the seals, the alloys, and design.
Forum: Thumpers 08-22-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 11,448
Views: 543,329
Posted By kawagumby
I've rebuilt a lot of brake cylinders...the H20...

I've rebuilt a lot of brake cylinders...the H20 gets in past the seals as atmospheric moisture during operation when the system is not under pressure. Brake fluid is hygroscopic, meaning it absorbs...
Forum: Thumpers 08-22-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 11,448
Views: 543,329
Posted By kawagumby
I've never had component damage, but, what I've...

I've never had component damage, but, what I've noticed is the older moisture-laden fluid boils a lot sooner and you lose braking in heavy braking situations. I have to keep the rear brake fluid...
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2014, 03:15 PM
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Views: 543,329
Posted By kawagumby
I let my fat cousin ride my 66 Ossa up a steep...

I let my fat cousin ride my 66 Ossa up a steep hill. That ended that piston in short order. I almost didn't buy that bike because it had this new-fangled ignition without points and a condensor. I...
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 11,448
Views: 543,329
Posted By kawagumby
mebbe it's time we poked some fun at you...the...

mebbe it's time we poked some fun at you...the WRR is very good on pavement - 5th and 6th are overdriven and the engine is smooth at high rpms. Do you really think all of us are BS'n you? :lol3 It...
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2014, 12:05 PM
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Posted By kawagumby
And.... smoother than my 08 KLR and 05 DRZ400...

And.... smoother than my 08 KLR and 05 DRZ400 too. Much smoother as a matter of fact. The WRR is a joy on the highway, no buzz, good ergos.
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2014, 09:43 AM
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Posted By kawagumby
I'm sorry, but I consider that kind of riding to...

I'm sorry, but I consider that kind of riding to be akin to bike sexual abuse. Imagine if we treated our women that way... absolutely unacceptable in a civilized society.:deal
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2014, 09:37 AM
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Posted By kawagumby
I didn't say you couldn't do it, I said it would...

I didn't say you couldn't do it, I said it would SUCK! :lol3

If I wanted to plow stuff, I'd be farming somewhere....
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 11,448
Views: 543,329
Posted By kawagumby
A WRR would suck in that stuff. Not enough umph...

A WRR would suck in that stuff. Not enough umph to float the front...
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 11,448
Views: 543,329
Posted By kawagumby
[QUOTE=Huskyfatman;24885263]Kawigumby: "My WRR...

[QUOTE=Huskyfatman;24885263]Kawigumby:
"My WRR is pretty good for a DS, after I redid the suspension, KDX's rule though!"

QUOTE]

That would be Kawagumby.

Oh, and the rear tire on the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 11,448
Views: 543,329
Posted By kawagumby
I use the EVS knee/shin guards, they're cheap...

I use the EVS knee/shin guards, they're cheap (about $20) and protect the knee and shin very well (assuming you are using good boots too).
I ride a lot, a couple times a week, so I wear out the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 11,448
Views: 543,329
Posted By kawagumby
That setup would cook me on the hot, dry trails I...

That setup would cook me on the hot, dry trails I ride. I tend to sweat a lot anyway, so cooling is critical. I modify my gear for more airflow with as many holes as I can drill without weakening the...
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