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Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 822
Posted By tjanson
All 4-stroke dirt bikes that I know of do not...

All 4-stroke dirt bikes that I know of do not have separate trans oil. I.e. your crankcase sump is your transmission sump is your clutch sump.

2-strokes have separate transmission oil so that's...
Forum: Thumpers 08-07-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 463
Views: 93,079
Posted By tjanson
Cush hub

For what it's worth, the dual sport KLX250s doesn't have a cush hub either.

edit: I see I'm just repeating what Mark has already said! Well it bears repeating!
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,250
Posted By tjanson
Trail bike or heavy dual sport? For a...

Trail bike or heavy dual sport?

For a used/budget lightweight trail bike with a streetable 6th gear:

Kawasaki KLX250s / KLX300r
KTM 200 or 300 EXC/ XC-W 2t
KTM 400/450/500 EXC / XCF-W
...
Forum: The Garage 06-09-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,777
Posted By tjanson
I never thought of patching the tube with the...

I never thought of patching the tube with the wheel still on!

But... I will still probably default to pulling the wheel off and throwing in my spare tube, at least for a front flat since I just...
Forum: Equipment 05-29-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 638
Posted By tjanson
You mean like a pressure suit? I ride...

You mean like a pressure suit?

I ride mostly trails and dirt road. I have a Fox Titan pressure suit and I put that on as my first layer if it's hot or over a t-shirt / long underwear if it's...
Forum: Equipment 05-29-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 532
Posted By tjanson
I've always used REMA cement which is usually...

I've always used REMA cement which is usually found with bicycle patch kits. I've never had it go bad, and I've had a couple tubes open for at least 3 years now. You can get 5g tubes of it... ebay is...
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 1,861
Views: 233,954
Posted By tjanson
Well, the KLR250 and the KLX300 and early KLX250...

Well, the KLR250 and the KLX300 and early KLX250 actually have the exact same transmission ratios. The difference is the KLR comes is geared high stock (15/44) and the KLX is geared pretty low stock...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-01-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,650
Posted By tjanson
I grew up in Central Mass and moved up to...

I grew up in Central Mass and moved up to Burlington after college, mostly for the skiing and mountain biking. Here are a few thoughts:

1. Engineering pay is low compared to what I could be making...
Forum: Equipment 02-02-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,482
Posted By tjanson
You don't need the enduro star stand. Just remove...

You don't need the enduro star stand. Just remove whatever axle nuts you need to, turn off the gas, and tilt the bike over on the side that allows you to pull the axle out. Or put it on a log. No...
Forum: Equipment 01-27-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,527
Posted By tjanson
I've used Deutsch connectors quite a bit in...

I've used Deutsch connectors quite a bit in various automotive and moto projects. I invested in a used DMC crimper off ebay. I think it was only $60 or so. If you want a crimper I recommend doing...
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2013, 06:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,268
Posted By tjanson
Sell your '10 KTM, buy a '03-'04 KTM 400/ 450 for...

Sell your '10 KTM, buy a '03-'04 KTM 400/ 450 for $2000.

You could get a KLX300R for $1,200 or so, but they are inferior to the KTMs in every way except that they are about 10 pounds lighter.
...
Forum: Thumpers 11-13-2013, 12:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,194
Posted By tjanson
Plate a KLX300R: They are about 245 lb...

Plate a KLX300R:

They are about 245 lb without gas. Similar design to KDX. Suspension isn't great, but it's probably as good as a stock KDX. Kickstart only. I ride one. In New England you can...
Forum: Equipment 10-10-2013, 08:45 AM
Replies: 410
Views: 123,454
Posted By tjanson
Thanks for the great infomation, definitely helps...

Thanks for the great infomation, definitely helps my decision!
Forum: Equipment 10-09-2013, 07:01 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,901
Posted By tjanson
L.L. Bean Microlight tents always win awards from...

L.L. Bean Microlight tents always win awards from Backpacker Magazine, are light, and pretty cheap @150-200. Offered in single person, and double person IIRC.

I love my 2013 single person. My...
Forum: Equipment 10-09-2013, 06:50 AM
Replies: 410
Views: 123,454
Posted By tjanson
Paul, The NextGen guards look like they have...

Paul,
The NextGen guards look like they have universal fitment but appear to have less resistance to rotating around the bar, and do not help prevent the bar from bending like the top clamp style....
Forum: Equipment 08-23-2013, 11:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 518
Posted By tjanson
Search ebay for "acerbis universal mounting kit"....

Search ebay for "acerbis universal mounting kit". It's not cheap, but that might be the only way to get the cap/ clamp part... IMO better to just buy a whole new handguard kit for $75, then you'll...
Forum: Americas 07-04-2013, 06:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,370
Posted By tjanson
I tried finding the rest stop on google maps, and...

I tried finding the rest stop on google maps, and I think this is it, but with the low quality image I can't be sure.
...
Forum: Americas 06-19-2013, 07:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,370
Posted By tjanson
I rode the Translab in the end of August last...

I rode the Translab in the end of August last year.

I camped on Lake Manicougan first night on the actual translab. There is a nice spot right on the beach. You can see it on satellite photos with...
Forum: 2 smokers 01-04-2013, 09:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,088
Posted By tjanson
Awesome, thanks for the info. My ride was a...

Awesome, thanks for the info.

My ride was a craiglist special last winter, #1/cc for a non-running KLR 250. Ended up rebuilding the engine, still came out pretty cheap. Gets the job done, but it's...
Forum: 2 smokers 12-30-2012, 01:44 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 18,070
Posted By tjanson
So when are you going to fill us on on your mods?...

So when are you going to fill us on on your mods?

A 94 CR125 just popped up locally for $600....tempting.
Forum: Thumpers 12-27-2012, 06:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,030
Posted By tjanson
If you go for a KDX just be ready for a less...

If you go for a KDX just be ready for a less street friendly dual-sport. I feel like this thread may have gone to the dark side too soon :).

The KLX300 is basically a KDX chassis with a big heavy...
Forum: Thumpers 12-27-2012, 06:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,748
Posted By tjanson
Are you committed to Suzuki? Because.... a...

Are you committed to Suzuki?

Because.... a Yamaha WR250R costs only $200 more, weighs a good chunk less, will do just fine on the highways, get great gas mileage, has fuel injection, and will do...
Forum: Thumpers 12-27-2012, 05:48 PM
Replies: 1,861
Views: 233,954
Posted By tjanson
I took my KLR250 on the Translab from Vermont...

I took my KLR250 on the Translab from Vermont this summer... 3000 miles in 10 days. KLR did fine... just change your oil every 1000 miles or so. Mine would get thin and I'd start losing it after...
Forum: Ride reports 12-22-2012, 09:27 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 26,990
Posted By tjanson
Hey that's me! Finding your granola gift on my...

Hey that's me! Finding your granola gift on my gloves after I got back to my bike was the best surprise ever!

Good to talk to you there, you were the first real ADVrider type (someone who...
Forum: 2 smokers 12-22-2012, 09:07 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 18,070
Posted By tjanson
Did you pick the CR over a YZ simply because of...

Did you pick the CR over a YZ simply because of the California regulations?


////Love where this is going. I have been thinking about a lightweight 2 stroke to boost my woods smiles to miles...
Forum: Thumpers 12-22-2012, 08:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,773
Posted By tjanson
The early KLR250 (85-89ish) supposedly had 28...

The early KLR250 (85-89ish) supposedly had 28 crank hp. That's the factory number....I wonder if it's for real though, because that's WR250R territory. The cams are the only thing different on the...
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