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Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2015, 01:21 PM
Replies: 511
Views: 39,192
Posted By ChasM
You will certainly appreciate the wide ratio 6...

You will certainly appreciate the wide ratio 6 speed KTM gearbox on the new Husky. It should be plenty smooth and easy to cruise at 70 mph, and it won't be necessary to gear it too low. For smooth...
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2015, 01:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 644
Posted By ChasM
Incidentally, the best way to pull the spark plug...

Incidentally, the best way to pull the spark plug cap out of the engine is to zap the hole with air pressure from your compressor. This also helps to clean out the spark plug area when...
Forum: The Garage 03-23-2015, 12:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 538
Posted By ChasM
Sure sounds like a shorted out kickstand switch. ...

Sure sounds like a shorted out kickstand switch. It could also be sticky clutch plates. Make sure that the clutch plates have 'broken loose'.
Forum: The Garage 03-22-2015, 07:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,360
Posted By ChasM
Perhaps your problems stem from the fact that...

Perhaps your problems stem from the fact that Dyna Beads do not work.
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 7,220
Views: 1,182,513
Posted By ChasM
Spring Length

I just noticed this statement about spring length. The actual spring length is not really important, at least not as long as they are within 10mm in length, for example 250 vs 260 mm. Minor length...
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2015, 01:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 196
Posted By ChasM
My '08 250 XCF-W had a thermo-sensor bung at the...

My '08 250 XCF-W had a thermo-sensor bung at the bottom of the right rad. If your rad lacks this, you have two options: 1) use the OEM fan kit for the older two strokes which splices the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2015, 12:41 PM
Replies: 8,757
Views: 1,834,447
Posted By ChasM
Oil Changes

This is one of the reasons I would never trust anyone but myself to do basic maintenance. I check the oil level before the oil change, measure how much comes out, and know the amount of fresh oil I...
Forum: Equipment 03-19-2015, 12:22 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 41,115
Posted By ChasM
Yes, Tubliss require quite a bit of balance...

Yes, Tubliss require quite a bit of balance weight - - at least as much or a little more than a single rim lock. Good to learn about the potential long term storage problems of the high pressure...
Forum: Equipment 03-19-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 525
Posted By ChasM
Revzilla Sale on Schuberth Helmets

Revzilla is currently offering an up to 35% off sale on Schuberth helmets. C3 and S2 for $500.

www.revzilla.com 877-792-9455
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2015, 06:58 AM
Replies: 7,220
Views: 1,182,513
Posted By ChasM
I use these hydraulic switches on all my bikes...

I use these hydraulic switches on all my bikes and find that there is little if any difference in 'lever feel'.
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 6,742
Views: 1,408,367
Posted By ChasM
Overheating Coolant

It sounds as though your current thermo-sensor is not operating correctly. As suggested, replace it with a 95/90 C unit. These are available from most auto parts stores. They are used on many Euro...
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2015, 07:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,174
Posted By ChasM
Synergy Seals X-Bushing

I will second the www.synergyseals.com X-Bushing. Many of us swear by this inexpensive mod. Together with raising the fork tubes in the triple clamps a little, it makes it a little easier to get a...
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 511
Views: 39,192
Posted By ChasM
Are you joking about the MT21? The MT21 is an...

Are you joking about the MT21? The MT21 is an aggressive knobby dirt tire that has a DOT rating.
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,694
Posted By ChasM
Piston Ring End-Gap

I am surprised that you felt the need to open up the end gap further, as 0.014" for an 82mm piston is on the generous side already.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-22-2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 2,978
Views: 433,607
Posted By ChasM
Remember that the '13 GS lacks a steering damper...

Remember that the '13 GS lacks a steering damper and the '14/'15 GS has a stock steering damper.
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2015, 01:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 289
Posted By ChasM
How many teeth on the rear sprocket? 13/52...

How many teeth on the rear sprocket? 13/52 should get 1st gear low enough for the tighter trails, although 6th gear 'cruising' would be at very high revs. As you probably know, the problem with the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 3,118
Views: 316,822
Posted By ChasM
I am surprised that 2 strokes don't run any...

I am surprised that 2 strokes don't run any hotter due to the fact that there is a power stroke on every revolution compared to every other revolution for a 4 stroke. In any case, all of my 4...
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2015, 07:14 AM
Replies: 8,757
Views: 1,834,447
Posted By ChasM
I have been upshifting and downshifting my auto...

I have been upshifting and downshifting my auto clutch bikes since 2002 without a manual clutch over-ride with no problems at all. I have never heard of any issues from others regarding this...
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2015, 07:54 AM
Replies: 3,584
Views: 559,277
Posted By ChasM
Gearing

You can go to 13/48 with the stock chain and the bike will still cruise at 55-60 mph.
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2015, 07:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 289
Posted By ChasM
Yes it could be due to overfilled engine oil, or...

Yes it could be due to overfilled engine oil, or it could be filter oil from an over saturated air filter.
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2015, 07:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 317
Posted By ChasM
Plus 1 on the Shell 15W40 Rotella T.

Plus 1 on the Shell 15W40 Rotella T.
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,694
Posted By ChasM
350 Conversion

I'll reiterate what I said before. You would be wise to consider the 350 conversion. These 350 conversions have proven to be very strong, reliable and long-lasting. It really is a bargain for...
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2015, 07:50 AM
Replies: 3,584
Views: 559,277
Posted By ChasM
Not true on the 500 EXC gear ratios. The 500 EXC...

Not true on the 500 EXC gear ratios. The 500 EXC has a very well spread out, versatile, wide ratio 6 speed gearbox. Also, they have proven to be quit durable and long-lived.
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,518
Posted By ChasM
If three inches of seat fome were removed, there...

If three inches of seat fome were removed, there would be little if any foam left!!

Another option for slight lowering with the PDS system is the Synergy Seal X-Bushing.
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 6,466
Views: 973,513
Posted By ChasM
BMW G450X vs Berg 570

I find it hard to believe that a BMW 450 will out-pull a good running Berg 570 on the top end!! Is it gearing or something else? There is no way that a 450 would or could out-pull my Beta 565...
Forum: Thumpers 01-12-2015, 07:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 909
Posted By ChasM
As already mentioned, it sounds like the previous...

As already mentioned, it sounds like the previous owner connected the stock clutch master cylinder to the rear brake caliper. That is what I do on my bikes and truthfully I have not missed the...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-11-2015, 07:33 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,101
Posted By ChasM
Forum: Thumpers 01-09-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 6,742
Views: 1,408,367
Posted By ChasM
- - and I love this thread.

- - and I love this thread.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-09-2015, 01:18 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 18,655
Posted By ChasM
GSW Heated Grips Updated Computer Program

I have complained about the anemic heat from my '14 GSW for some time now. I finally went in to my BMW dealer (A&S) again and they said to fill out a 'PUMA' report to BMW. BMW OK'ed the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-06-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,518
Posted By ChasM
Street Plating Dirt Bikes

Depending on the particular state, it is either legal or illegal to street plate dirt bikes. In CA and in many other states it is technically not legal to plate converted dirt bikes even though some...
Forum: Thumpers 01-06-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 3,584
Views: 559,277
Posted By ChasM
MotoZ Mountain Hybrid Tire Weight?

I am hoping that somebody will weigh this tire for us. I read somewhere that it weighs 16 1/4 lbs!! I hope that is not the case as that would make it extremely heavy. The robust MT43 weighs much...
Forum: Thumpers 01-02-2015, 12:36 PM
Replies: 8,757
Views: 1,834,447
Posted By ChasM
I prefer to fill the oil filter housing about...

I prefer to fill the oil filter housing about 2/3's full, then add a dry filter and very slowly push it down until seated.
Forum: Thumpers 12-28-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 505
Posted By ChasM
JD Jetting

I and many others swear by JD jetting. Follow the excellent instructions for good jetting at any elevation.
Forum: Thumpers 12-25-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 8,757
Views: 1,834,447
Posted By ChasM
Rubber Snubbers vs MXCl/Acerbis Tank Shrouds

I have used the MXC/Acerbis tanks on three bikes. Rather than use the stock snubber at the bottom, I lay a length of 3/4" thick sticky weather stripping along the outer edge of each rad for impact...
Forum: Thumpers 12-24-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,933
Posted By ChasM
Lapping Titanium Valves

Lapping Del West TI valves is not a good idea. The problem is that excessive lapping destroys the very thin special valve coating on the TI intake valves. The future life of the lapped valves will...
Forum: Thumpers 12-24-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 3,584
Views: 559,277
Posted By ChasM
Prgressive Spring vs Prograssive damp

On the other hand, why wouldn't a progressive spring be a good match for progressive damping? It seems to me that a progressive spring would be compatible with progressive damping.
Forum: Thumpers 12-23-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 8,757
Views: 1,834,447
Posted By ChasM
End Cap Screen

The only reason for the end cap screen is to quiet the sound a little. Note that it is not a spark arrestor as the SA is internal.
Forum: The Garage 12-20-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,931
Posted By ChasM
Unless it is a gravity operated valve, what is...

Unless it is a gravity operated valve, what is the sense of having a valve if it passes air in both directions? If air passes in both directions, so would gasoline.
Forum: Thumpers 12-15-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 3,584
Views: 559,277
Posted By ChasM
Rocky Mountain Fan Kit

The fan kit shown would probably work but it is not the correct fan kit unless you willing to splice the thermo-sensor into the rad hose.
Forum: Thumpers 12-13-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 3,584
Views: 559,277
Posted By ChasM
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