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Forum: Thumpers 08-09-2014, 10:37 AM
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Posted By NC Rick
We can setup the shock shaft conversion or any of...

We can setup the shock shaft conversion or any of our option in the lowered position but is is done internally, not by the two bolt holes and the flipped collar as the stock shock uses.
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2014, 07:18 PM
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Posted By NC Rick
If you were asking us, we would likely recommend...

If you were asking us, we would likely recommend 0.50 or our 0.52 springs and an oil level of 160mm using 5mm of spring preload.

At your weight, with a big tank, I really think the 0.48 rate...
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2014, 08:39 PM
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Posted By NC Rick
Finally!

After seeing the flaws in my thinking on the chain roller thing, I figured it was time to check my Neutral indicator switch screws. 40 k miles with the green light still coming on, I expected it was...
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2014, 10:41 AM
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Posted By NC Rick
The other day, I took a customer KLR out for a...

The other day, I took a customer KLR out for a ride and it crapped out... Turns out I had inadvertently knocked the vacuum line off the petcock...

Wish I could help. Stay calm and stick to...
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 97,437
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Posted By NC Rick
When I ride the KLRs I find them to heat me more...

When I ride the KLRs I find them to heat me more than my DR. Water cooling may promote more consistent internal engine temps but the heat is there and has got to be dissipated from somewhere. I...
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2014, 07:05 AM
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Views: 18,486,055
Posted By NC Rick
The I-4 bikes that make really good power at high...

The I-4 bikes that make really good power at high rpm, give up the low end tractability. Most mods that add hp by increasing rpms are going to hurt low end performance because of port velocity,...
Forum: Thumpers 06-21-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 97,437
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Posted By NC Rick
I have one of mxrobs fcr carbs, I am getting...

I have one of mxrobs fcr carbs, I am getting better than stock milage. Runs great too.
Forum: Thumpers 06-21-2014, 08:39 PM
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Posted By NC Rick
+ me! The jagged hole that I saw in two...

+ me!

The jagged hole that I saw in two bikes now, seem indicative of fatigue of the metal. Ripping it out would cause more of a tear or even a snapping of the mounting bolt. The constant...
Forum: Thumpers 06-20-2014, 04:59 AM
Replies: 97,437
Views: 18,486,055
Posted By NC Rick
Official retraction of my incorrect opinion.

For years, I have felt that the top chain roller breakage issue on our dr's was related to incorrect lowering practices. I still feel like having that roller is a good thing but I have seen my own...
Forum: Thumpers 06-20-2014, 04:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,374
Posted By NC Rick
Great advice on this thread! Measuring your...

Great advice on this thread! Measuring your bikes sag is key to trouble shooting your issue. We often lower shocks by internally shortening them. That is a common and correct way to lower a bike...
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2014, 05:49 PM
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Posted By NC Rick
Oops

Shoulda added that trail braking still has got to respect the "traction circle" to use what I heard at the MSF ERC class. So you can use up to 100% traction for turning or braking but not both....
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 97,437
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Posted By NC Rick
Laugh OK, not wanting to stir up a hornet's nest (...

OK, not wanting to stir up a hornet's nest ( wait! Isn't that what I am doing?) BUT dollars to doughnuts what Nick was referring to with "trail braking" he was likely referring to using the front...
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 97,437
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Posted By NC Rick
Chain tool

Docking Pilot, I still have the DID tool, they got really expensive but are awesome, they have a great depth stop and are really, REALLY strong. We keep a few of the RK tools around, they are pretty...
Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 97,437
Views: 18,486,055
Posted By NC Rick
What's wrong with a milk crate? I used one often...

What's wrong with a milk crate? I used one often on my dr...:norton
Forum: Thumpers 06-06-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 97,437
Views: 18,486,055
Posted By NC Rick
I theorize that the chain strength and longevity...

I theorize that the chain strength and longevity are more a factor of quality than the slight extra width. The wider sprockets MUST last better if all else remains equal. Good steel sprockets with...
Forum: Thumpers 06-06-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 97,437
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Posted By NC Rick
Yea, it figures, another WWII Based conspiracy ,...

Yea, it figures, another WWII Based conspiracy , funny how the warm beer thing sorta caught on! That lines up with the whole smoke theory, you know, smoke gets built up and sometimes finds an...
Forum: Thumpers 06-06-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 97,437
Views: 18,486,055
Posted By NC Rick
That looks like a great job on the blasting. I...

That looks like a great job on the blasting. I would like to do that with my bike! I did that to one of my track bike frames and used a 2-part etching epoxy primer on it, pretty durable result. ...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-03-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,230
Posted By NC Rick
Awesome photos! The beer at the wedge inspires...

Awesome photos! The beer at the wedge inspires me to leave the shop on time tomorrow! What a ride you two, fantastic. Thanks for sharing!
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-29-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 66,789
Posted By NC Rick
I did that (draw my own wire harness) on a my...

I did that (draw my own wire harness) on a my Ducati track bike. I then proceeded to modify it. I got rid of 2 of the three relaysand about 5 ponds of wire. I had purchased a selection of...
Forum: Thumpers 05-27-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 25,830
Views: 3,100,992
Posted By NC Rick
I rode on the ice a few times...:D to answer, no...

I rode on the ice a few times...:D to answer, no I have not. We would set a shock up more like a road race or motard shock to start. The bike should like more chassis pitch control along with...
Forum: Thumpers 05-26-2014, 06:36 PM
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Posted By NC Rick
Cogent reworks the stock shock on the DR350 to a...

Cogent reworks the stock shock on the DR350 to a few different levels, mild to wild :D. We also offer a replacement shock that is custom.

The oem shock is serviceable. Cogent revalve, Racetech...
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 97,437
Views: 18,486,055
Posted By NC Rick
I ran a set of Karoos a few years back, got 800...

I ran a set of Karoos a few years back, got 800 miles out of the rear, worse than the 606 or mt21 what lasted 1000 miles. The Karoos had worse pavement traction, sorta felt ok 'till the just let go....
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 05-18-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 2,633
Views: 141,423
Posted By NC Rick
Thanks for the great time everyone! Joyce and I...

Thanks for the great time everyone! Joyce and I really enjoyed ourselves. We hated leaving on Saturday but we are now on the road to CMP for some more.

Silke and Hunter, you guys are just...
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 05-13-2014, 06:41 PM
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Views: 141,423
Posted By NC Rick
Legacy means that "I think I can still remember...

Legacy means that "I think I can still remember how to work on it"...

We are looking forward to seeing you Tom! We expect to get in around 6 or so on Wednesday.

Whiskey, not always conducive...
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 05-13-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 2,633
Views: 141,423
Posted By NC Rick
Hey, we make stuff for DR 350s... I owned a...

Hey, we make stuff for DR 350s... I owned a couple, it's a legacy product line:D

The kit we are donating to the event is our DDC valves, fork springs, pre cut spacers and fork oil. Value is...
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 05-13-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 2,633
Views: 141,423
Posted By NC Rick
Yep, as likely the worlds biggest reprobates,...

Yep, as likely the worlds biggest reprobates, Joyce and I will be there, with or without bells.

Looking forward to seeing everyone and riding. Not working, riding. :evil. Ok, and maybe drinking a...
Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 97,437
Views: 18,486,055
Posted By NC Rick
RE: spy photo of the new Cogent Dynamics Mojave...

RE: spy photo of the new Cogent Dynamics Mojave Pro-Series Damper.

The rather long post I did on this forum some time back regarding reservoir and compression damping adjusters alluded to some of...
Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 97,437
Views: 18,486,055
Posted By NC Rick
ER70S-2 that spring adapter really amazes me! A...

ER70S-2 that spring adapter really amazes me! A perfectly suitable adapter made from materials that I would never have considered. Very clever, sir.

The OEM spring (as OEM springs often are)...
Forum: Thumpers 05-02-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 97,437
Views: 18,486,055
Posted By NC Rick
It is never too late! I must say; that...

It is never too late!

I must say; that fancy, golden spring adapter looks pretty functional. It is also possible to use the oem, stamped spring adapter to make the ProCycle or oem spring to the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-02-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 97,437
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Posted By NC Rick
As opposed to "fancy" I would prefer something...

As opposed to "fancy" I would prefer something more like "extreme high performance" or even "awesome" Fancy implies needless bells and whistles. I really like stuff that works really well without...
Forum: Vendors 04-29-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 707
Posted By NC Rick
It's always funny, can't really resolve who...

It's always funny, can't really resolve who inmates are from email addresses.

I am happy we got back with you, I know I did not dig down as deep into the pile as I hoped.

Thank you!
Forum: Vendors 04-29-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 707
Posted By NC Rick
My apology for not getting back to you. We are...

My apology for not getting back to you. We are very small. We have put on a new hire who is just learning. This time of year is just a total overload. We make commitments to our customers for both...
Forum: Beasts 04-22-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,304
Posted By NC Rick
I too would suspect that the overfill of oil may...

I too would suspect that the overfill of oil may cause the use of oil. High oil level can cause some windage issue and make the motor use or vent the oil.

Then again, if something went wrong with...
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 432
Posted By NC Rick
Thank you for your business!

Thank you for your business!
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 432
Posted By NC Rick
Hopefully you have heard from us by now! We were...

Hopefully you have heard from us by now! We were at barber motorsports track Monday. It has been by FAR the most busy year we have ever experienced this winter/spring and although we have brought...
Forum: Thumpers 02-03-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 759
Views: 90,157
Posted By NC Rick
Thanks guys! With the reminder, I do remember. ...

Thanks guys! With the reminder, I do remember. The Penske/Bmw fitment always is a little more challenge than I would prefer. Since the early days, we have been fitting the Moab with firmer rate...
Forum: Thumpers 02-03-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 759
Views: 90,157
Posted By NC Rick
Very nice post GasGuy! I agree with everything I...

Very nice post GasGuy! I agree with everything I read and apreciate where you are coming from. I have a few comments, all of which I believe to be very constructive.

Your workmanship grinding...
Forum: Thumpers 01-31-2014, 05:42 AM
Replies: 97,437
Views: 18,486,055
Posted By NC Rick
I do not want to be on that ride! As a kid, I...

I do not want to be on that ride! As a kid, I loved the mud, roosting my friends or being roosted was fun. Now days, I hate mud. It smells bad, makes me and my bike way to dirty and when I see it,...
Forum: Thumpers 01-27-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 97,437
Views: 18,486,055
Posted By NC Rick
Dear MotoLab, I actually have really admired...

Dear MotoLab,

I actually have really admired much of your input on this forum. I think you are a smart guy and I find your somewhat pedantic nature to be quite endearing. I am a pretty...
Forum: Thumpers 01-27-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 97,437
Views: 18,486,055
Posted By NC Rick
I think the big advantage of the 23" wheel is how...

I think the big advantage of the 23" wheel is how the effective trail (front geometry of the motorcycle) is affected less by soft terrain and when encountering rocks, logs and ridges that the bike is...
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