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Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2015, 11:23 AM
Replies: 9,168
Views: 1,923,769
Posted By ChasM
One Way Gas Tank Vents

That's the whole idea of a one way valve, i.e no air escapes. That's the main reason that these one way valves should not be used in gas tank vents. The problem is that as the gas jostles around...
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2015, 03:03 PM
Replies: 9,168
Views: 1,923,769
Posted By ChasM
Make sure that you balance the rear wheel as...

Make sure that you balance the rear wheel as well. Rear wheel balancing is just as important as front wheel balancing.
Forum: The Garage 04-22-2015, 11:36 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,052
Posted By ChasM
Has anybody tried using Pine-Sol as a parts...

Has anybody tried using Pine-Sol as a parts cleaner? There have been several threads here on how good it is as a carb cleaner.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-21-2015, 07:40 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 30,906
Posted By ChasM
Shortening Handlebars

Many of us would prefer shorter bars. How do you accomplish this?
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2015, 08:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 254
Posted By ChasM
There is a ton of info on 450 big bore...

There is a ton of info on 450 big bore conversions in Thumper Talk and KTM Talk. The 540 (actual 532) and 570 (actual 554) are the most common. The best option would be the OEM 540 kit which...
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2015, 07:31 AM
Replies: 3,423
Views: 346,128
Posted By ChasM
If you are trail riding with buddies and not...

If you are trail riding with buddies and not racing, it is only common courtesy for the rider in front to wait at the intersections to make sure that the next rider knows where to turn. I wouldn't...
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2015, 12:58 PM
Replies: 7,401
Views: 1,215,991
Posted By ChasM
Of course you know what they say about K&N air...

Of course you know what they say about K&N air filters, desert racers notwithstanding. Stay out of the dust.
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2015, 01:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 252
Posted By ChasM
I have installed the Synergy Seal X-Bushing on...

I have installed the Synergy Seal X-Bushing on all three of my PDS bikes and have been very happy with them. Also, they are more robust and last longer than the stock heim bushing. It is not a...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-01-2015, 08:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,115
Posted By ChasM
I have no complaints on the stock GSW windscreen....

I have no complaints on the stock GSW windscreen. It is so much better than the stock screen or even the Givi replacement screen on my '05 1200GS.
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2015, 07:50 AM
Replies: 568
Views: 50,742
Posted By ChasM
The VE33 is still my go-to tire for the Beta. I...

The VE33 is still my go-to tire for the Beta. I also like the M5B. I just spooned on a Sedona MX907 120/90 on a recommendation via Jeff Slavens but haven't tried it yet. I prefer the Pirelli MT43...
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 7,401
Views: 1,215,991
Posted By ChasM
Hard to tell for sure but as long as the throttle...

Hard to tell for sure but as long as the throttle was cracked open it seemed to run well. Note that the float bowl can be drained and flushed in a couple of seconds by loosening the drain screw at...
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 225
Posted By ChasM
Stock 350 EXC gearing is 14/45 and stock 350 XCW...

Stock 350 EXC gearing is 14/45 and stock 350 XCW gearing is 13/52. 14/45 is very high and 13/52 is very low. 16/52 is higher than 15/52. I doubt if there is room for a 16T sprocket.
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2015, 02:14 PM
Replies: 7,401
Views: 1,215,991
Posted By ChasM
My '08 HTR 350 XCF-W was acting in a similar way...

My '08 HTR 350 XCF-W was acting in a similar way on my last ride. The engine idle was very sporadic, and when I turned up the idle speed it would suddenly rev too high. It felt almost like a...
Forum: Equipment 03-29-2015, 07:44 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 45,346
Posted By ChasM
I have successfully run the Tubliss system front...

I have successfully run the Tubliss system front and rear on three bikes for a number of years using a variety of tires (mostly Bridgestone M403, IRC M5B & VE33, and Pirelli MT43). After I started...
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2015, 01:21 PM
Replies: 568
Views: 50,742
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: 728
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: 698
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: 1,497
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: 7,401
Views: 1,215,991
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: 320
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: 9,168
Views: 1,923,769
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: 158
Views: 45,346
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: 650
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: 7,401
Views: 1,215,991
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: 6,772
Views: 1,438,931
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: 21
Views: 1,587
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: 568
Views: 50,742
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: 54
Views: 3,656
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: 3,023
Views: 454,025
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: 320
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: 3,423
Views: 346,128
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: 9,168
Views: 1,923,769
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: 3,810
Views: 603,491
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: 341
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: 362
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: 54
Views: 3,656
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: 3,810
Views: 603,491
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: 5,001
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: 6,668
Views: 1,010,720
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: 968
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...
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