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Forum: Thumpers 12-12-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 6,571
Views: 1,337,863
Posted By bryantjt
Whoever posted the Amazon link for the TT stator,...

Whoever posted the Amazon link for the TT stator, Thanks! Amazonwarehousedeals had an open box stator for $82 shipped via Prime. :D
Forum: Thumpers 12-06-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,131
Posted By bryantjt
I have the Baja Designs dual sport kit on mine...

I have the Baja Designs dual sport kit on mine with the glass lens and put in a 65 watt Sylvania Extreme bulb which is significantly better than the 35 watt bulb that was in there. I'm comfortable...
Forum: Equipment 09-23-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 556
Posted By bryantjt
A neat trick if you can swing it is to have...

A neat trick if you can swing it is to have multiple cameras recording the same action.

This isn't great or moto related but its a clip from our local carpet racing track.
...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-06-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,756
Posted By bryantjt
Neat! I've never seen those before. Did they...

Neat! I've never seen those before. Did they build their own frames or source from someone else? The 501 looks almost like an XR.
Forum: Thumpers 09-06-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,268
Posted By bryantjt
See my sig-line. A DL and a KTM. Even geared...

See my sig-line. A DL and a KTM. Even geared 14/50 (stock dirt gearing, 8mph idling in first gear) on the KTM, it turns lower rpm at 60mph than the DL and will pull to a gps indicated 97 mph. The...
Forum: Thumpers 08-12-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,161
Posted By bryantjt
I've used both of the above in my 06 450 EXC and...

I've used both of the above in my 06 450 EXC and prefer the T6 synthetic as it helped to reduce the grabby clutch when the motor isn't at full temp yet. At 600-700 miles (20-30 hours) and it will...
Forum: Thumpers 07-13-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 724
Posted By bryantjt
If I'm not mistaken, you are now a full on DC...

If I'm not mistaken, you are now a full on DC system and all electrics run off the battery and all of the stator output goes to the battery. You no longer have or need a separate circuit for...
Forum: Equipment 07-06-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,378
Posted By bryantjt
I used Space Bags on a trip from NY to VA and...

I used Space Bags on a trip from NY to VA and they worked great with a 12 volt Coleman air mattress pump. The inlet to the pump was the same size as the port on the bag so it became a vacuum pump.
...
Forum: The Garage 06-29-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,141
Posted By bryantjt
Caflash on ktmtalk has an engine exchange, send...

Caflash on ktmtalk has an engine exchange, send your old tired one in and pick from 450, 525, 540, 565cc options. Prices vary.:deal
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-21-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 4,235
Views: 605,729
Posted By bryantjt
http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k178/jt3303/KTM%...

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k178/jt3303/KTM%20450%20EXC/20140621_134009_RichtoneHDR.jpg


Part of the abandoned Rutland rail line near North Lawrence NY.
Forum: Thumpers 06-21-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,060
Posted By bryantjt
http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k178/jt3303/KTM%...

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k178/jt3303/KTM%20450%20EXC/20140621_134009_RichtoneHDR.jpg


http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k178/jt3303/KTM%20450%20EXC/20140621_134301-Sepia.jpg


The...
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 6,571
Views: 1,337,863
Posted By bryantjt
I believe he is recommending the MAP for the...

I believe he is recommending the MAP for the higher heat capability.
Forum: Thumpers 06-15-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,064
Posted By bryantjt
Never mind I see they don't have a 17" rear...

Never mind I see they don't have a 17" rear available, next best would be the shinko 244 or Kenda 270.
Forum: Thumpers 06-15-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,064
Posted By bryantjt
I can see how that would be an issue :D. Another...

I can see how that would be an issue :D. Another decent all around tire would be the Shinko 241 trials pattern. I ran one for 300 miles on my 450 and it worked Ok everywhere and was very quiet and...
Forum: Thumpers 06-14-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,064
Posted By bryantjt
I ran one on the rear of my KLX250 and it was a...

I ran one on the rear of my KLX250 and it was a good all around tire. If it does what you want, stick with it. After that tire was done, I switched to Kenda Trackmaster and then Michelin AC-10 and...
Forum: Face plant 06-14-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,228
Posted By bryantjt
Is the 500 really that much nastier than my 06...

Is the 500 really that much nastier than my 06 450EXC? It's hard to tell in the video where in the rev range the 500 is, but my 450 seems tame compared to how quick that came up.:huh
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 6,571
Views: 1,337,863
Posted By bryantjt
I'm using the Tusk branded version of the same...

I'm using the Tusk branded version of the same for about half that price and I like it. Rockymountainatv.com house brand.
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 11,766
Views: 2,524,883
Posted By bryantjt
Any time the machine tips over, the carb floats...

Any time the machine tips over, the carb floats don't work right (they hinge up and down, they don't work so well sideways). This lets the carb get too full of fuel and usually you'll see some...
Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,843
Posted By bryantjt
If you like the "tractor like" nature of your...

If you like the "tractor like" nature of your current machine, don't rule out the KLX250S, specifically the 06-07 models that had a wider gear spread than the 09 and up. It is down on peak power...
Forum: Thumpers 06-03-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,097
Posted By bryantjt
The tips and tricks are pretty well covered in...

The tips and tricks are pretty well covered in the bike specific index at the top of the page, but I'm game for more info.:D
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,060
Posted By bryantjt
http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k178/jt3303/KTM%...

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k178/jt3303/KTM%20450%20EXC/IMG_20130411_173838_246.jpg


http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k178/jt3303/KTM%20450%20EXC/20140419_142212.jpg

The DRZ at least...
Forum: Thumpers 05-27-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 475
Posted By bryantjt
200 2 stroke.

200 2 stroke.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-25-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 241
Views: 29,847
Posted By bryantjt
I'm having a difficult time with the stand up...

I'm having a difficult time with the stand up wheelies. Can you post some of the raw footage without the pausing for descriptions? I'm not sure I'm preloading correctly.
Forum: Thumpers 05-25-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,355
Posted By bryantjt
The BD and Sicass both came with brackets.

The BD and Sicass both came with brackets.
Forum: Equipment 05-24-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 520
Posted By bryantjt
Little hard to find except at local bike shops...

Little hard to find except at local bike shops that use Marshall Distribution but I have a standard pair of Zoan goggles (they only make one style, choose a color) and they were ~$20 and fit over my...
Forum: Thumpers 05-24-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,355
Posted By bryantjt
I'm not familiar with the WR but if you are...

I'm not familiar with the WR but if you are getting the Baja Designs kit it should come with the 2 wire key.

Alternatively, I took the BD wiring harness off my KTM and switched over to all Tusk...
Forum: Thumpers 05-24-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,355
Posted By bryantjt
I've used the Baja Designs 2 wire key and the...

I've used the Baja Designs 2 wire key and the Sicass 4 wire key on my KTM. The advantage to the 4 wire is that it allows a second circuit so you can cut all power as well with the key, not just...
Forum: Equipment 05-23-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 30,790
Posted By bryantjt
I recently received the GX-1's from Bike Bandit...

I recently received the GX-1's from Bike Bandit and I think I will be returning them. They were initially great, a little stiff but reasonably comfortable but after about a half hour of walking in...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-15-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 493
Posted By bryantjt
It's pretty straightforward to do yourself if you...

It's pretty straightforward to do yourself if you look at the pattern on your existing wheel. I made a simple stand from 2x4's and a $20 Harbor Freight dial indicator to make sure the wheel was true...
Forum: Thumpers 05-10-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 9,016
Views: 1,286,174
Posted By bryantjt
Twister, how far north are you? I'm up near...

Twister, how far north are you? I'm up near Canada/Ogdensburg. I believe the DR's are all about the same aside from graphics.

In the Flea Market section there was a nice one for $950 in Rhode...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-09-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,574
Posted By bryantjt
Depending on what model bike you have may...

Depending on what model bike you have may determine what you can use for a throttle lock. On my V-Strom 650 I am using a Vista-Cruise Universal throttle lock. It was about $30 and its absolutely...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-09-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,479
Posted By bryantjt
One of the benefits to standing is that you...

One of the benefits to standing is that you aren't locked into the bike's orientation. This is especially helpful in slippery/muddy areas. Last summer I was riding a dry trail and came across a...
Forum: Face plant 05-09-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,799
Posted By bryantjt
For those saying the DRZ is too big for a noob,...

For those saying the DRZ is too big for a noob, this guy is a BIG noob. At 6'2" he should have had no issue with the DRZ size, unless he is all torso. Power didn't get him in trouble, gravity did. ...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-09-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 710
Views: 40,357
Posted By bryantjt
applicant_255: I understand the premise of the...

applicant_255: I understand the premise of the winch but, unless you have it hard mounted to the bike, how are you going to get leverage to crank it up? Also, it appears to not have any gear...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-09-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 710
Views: 40,357
Posted By bryantjt
My 06 450 would do the same thing until I removed...

My 06 450 would do the same thing until I removed the ball check from the gas cap.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-09-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 614
Views: 192,506
Posted By bryantjt
To Kenny61, that looks like the same bike drowned...

To Kenny61, that looks like the same bike drowned twice? Was that 2 attempts back to back or separate trips? Did you get water in the motor or just wet enough to stall it out? I'm always leary of...
Forum: The Garage 05-06-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 957
Posted By bryantjt
Might just be cam chain noise. I wouldn't think...

Might just be cam chain noise. I wouldn't think it would stretch in that amount of time but maybe. It could be (if it has an automatic tensioner) that the tensioner hasn't clicked to the next...
Forum: Equipment 05-06-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 897
Posted By bryantjt
I would have the box have a slot/tab engagement...

I would have the box have a slot/tab engagement on the bottom and then secure the top using the quickfist. This way, the weight of the box is on the tab and the QF only holds the box from tipping...
Forum: The Garage 04-30-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,947
Posted By bryantjt
One thing that helped greatly on my KTM was to...

One thing that helped greatly on my KTM was to actually CLEAN the inside of the wheel and get the old rubber off. After that, both tires seated with under 20 psi.
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 369
Posted By bryantjt
My KTM had a ball check in the gas cap and I had...

My KTM had a ball check in the gas cap and I had something similar. Just going down the road and when I pulled the clutch to shift it just quit. Try replacing the check/vent with a piece of hose...
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