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Forum: Thumpers Today, 09:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,169
Posted By bearcat1
Washington state has a sales tax of about 8.2 ~...

Washington state has a sales tax of about 8.2 ~ 8.4%. The State of Oregon has no sales tax. I have no idea how the tax situation and registration works when you are a resident in another country and...
Forum: Thumpers 11-18-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 640
Posted By bearcat1
The 525 is actually 510cc so there is about a...

The 525 is actually 510cc so there is about a 61cc difference from the 450 (449cc). I believe the mxc model has a close ratio tranny?? In a highly scientific experiment :roflmy friend who weighs...
Forum: Thumpers 11-16-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 572
Posted By bearcat1
I purchased a 05 450exc new and after 155 hours...

I purchased a 05 450exc new and after 155 hours sold it. I now wish that I kept it. It really depends on how it was taken care of and used by the previous owner. If the air filter was kept clean,...
Forum: The Garage 11-16-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 6,207
Views: 2,733,743
Posted By bearcat1
Thanks Arctica and EOD3MC, your bike lift designs...

Thanks Arctica and EOD3MC, your bike lift designs make great use of space by enabling you to store them under work benches. I am re-doing my garage and am close to building shelves and benches. Both...
Forum: The Garage 11-16-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 6,207
Views: 2,733,743
Posted By bearcat1
Perfect! Thanks ArcticaMT6 for posting that...

Perfect! Thanks ArcticaMT6 for posting that picture. It just inspired me to do something similar.
Forum: Beasts 11-13-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,817
Posted By bearcat1
Hi USMC Engineer, great to hear you are enjoying...

Hi USMC Engineer, great to hear you are enjoying your FZ1. I have a basically stock 06 FZ1 with just shy of 30,000 miles of which I put on 22,000 miles. I have had numerous bikes over the years and...
Forum: Thumpers 10-25-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 888
Posted By bearcat1
Former 05 450exc and Gen 1 KLR owner here. You...

Former 05 450exc and Gen 1 KLR owner here. You are looking at 2 different ends of the spectrum. If you have the KTM set up for woods riding then prepare to eat some tires on the street, they don't...
Forum: Road warriors 10-18-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 1,246
Views: 114,457
Posted By bearcat1
I am thinking the FJ is the bike that will be...

I am thinking the FJ is the bike that will be replacing my 06 FZ1. Earlier this year the Yamaha dealer had a demo day and I rode the FZ09. I liked it but not enough to replace my FZ1. The FJ model...
Forum: Thumpers 09-28-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,075
Posted By bearcat1
Congratulations, nice bike for sure! I owned 2...

Congratulations, nice bike for sure! I owned 2 RFS bikes; 02 400 exc and a 05 450 exc. Join KTMtalk as was mentioned and learn more than you can stand to read about the bike.

I was down to...
Forum: The Garage 07-13-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 6,207
Views: 2,733,743
Posted By bearcat1
Woah! You're not messing around! It looks like...

Woah! You're not messing around! It looks like you got a great start to an awesome new shop!:D
Forum: Road warriors 05-22-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,805
Posted By bearcat1
Yamaha Gen II FZ1 for a 40 mile round trip...

Yamaha Gen II FZ1 for a 40 mile round trip commute. The bike works great in this capacity and still gets around 43 mpg... taking it easy.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-19-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 761
Posted By bearcat1
Do a search on CL. There was a '84 Honda XL350 in...

Do a search on CL. There was a '84 Honda XL350 in the Olympia area for ~ $1000. I'm not sure if it is still posted but it looked like a decent deal for someone on a tight bike budget. Naturally,...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-20-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 694
Views: 276,049
Posted By bearcat1
Sheds count for sure! I admire folks who make the...

Sheds count for sure! I admire folks who make the most out of what they have. :clap If you don't have a one, two, or multiple car garage then a shed is a beautiful thing. It keeps you out of the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-16-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 792
Posted By bearcat1
I would take a hard look at the KTM. I've owned...

I would take a hard look at the KTM. I've owned three, 1 two stroke, and 2 of the older RFS models, nice bikes, all of them.

There's nothing wrong with the WR or KLX either, they are good bikes...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-08-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 22,015
Posted By bearcat1
I basically ride for the enjoyment of it, which...

I basically ride for the enjoyment of it, which falls into the recreation category. When the need arises I try to use the bike in a utilitarian capacity ie; commute with it about 7 months a year or...
Forum: Thumpers 02-08-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 11,623
Views: 2,480,891
Posted By bearcat1
I would pull apart the shock linkage and swing...

I would pull apart the shock linkage and swing arm bearings and grease everything.
Forum: Road warriors 02-04-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,303
Posted By bearcat1
Nice bike! It sounds like you got a great bike at...

Nice bike! It sounds like you got a great bike at a nice price. I have the FZ1 which is similar to yours. Enjoy and ride the wheels off of that thing!:clap
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 2,843
Views: 429,622
Posted By bearcat1
+1 Nice posting!

+1 Nice posting!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-26-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 18,723
Posted By bearcat1
Generally I don't think hi-viz hurts, every...

Generally I don't think hi-viz hurts, every little thing can help to some degree. However, I would not be lulled into a false sense of security wearing it. I had a lime green & black jacket and had...
Forum: Road warriors 01-11-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,472
Posted By bearcat1
discoganya Sometimes it's just nice to mix...

discoganya

Sometimes it's just nice to mix things up and try a different bike for a season or two. At least you can put a check in the liter+ box. I ride a FZ1 and honestly it's overkill for what...
Forum: Thumpers 01-10-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 332
Views: 23,122
Posted By bearcat1
I have this feeling I'm about to take a big gulp...

I have this feeling I'm about to take a big gulp of orange kool aid in the not too distant future, the 500exc :D :bert
Forum: Thumpers 01-10-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 332
Views: 23,122
Posted By bearcat1
I'm not sure exactly when KTM went back to the...

I'm not sure exactly when KTM went back to the single sump, but there is a fix for the '08s. All I know is I miss my old '05 RFS katoom and never had any major issues with it, just preventative...
Forum: Thumpers 01-10-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 332
Views: 23,122
Posted By bearcat1
'02 400exc, '04 200exc, and '05 450exc. No...

'02 400exc, '04 200exc, and '05 450exc. No regrets other than I should have kept the 450 and freshened her up. Now I am in the hunt again except a little conflicted, go for a low hour RFS, an oil...
Forum: Road warriors 12-22-2013, 11:00 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,608
Posted By bearcat1
Kuppenhiemer, Congratulations on the...

Kuppenhiemer,

Congratulations on the purchase of your new FZ1! I have a basically stock '06 Gen II and like the bike for my 20 mile commute and ~200 mile weekend rides. The I4 smoothness is nice...
Forum: Road warriors 12-13-2013, 10:17 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,365
Posted By bearcat1
I installed mid controls, 13" Progressive shocks,...

I installed mid controls, 13" Progressive shocks, and fork springs on my '08 1200 Custom. It's not a full on Roadster but it has the ground clearance to lean it over in the sweepers without dragging...
Forum: Road warriors 12-13-2013, 08:32 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 9,026
Posted By bearcat1
Sage advice! I also suggest the 1st generation...

Sage advice! I also suggest the 1st generation Suzuki SV650. You can find one in your $2K and under range, a lot of bike and smiles per mile for that money.

About 10 years ago I got back into...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-13-2013, 07:32 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,465
Posted By bearcat1
Well Done! Awesome video and thank you. I rode in...

Well Done! Awesome video and thank you. I rode in the over 40 amature class three years in a row on a KTM 200 and last on a 450. Watching you guys on those big 950/990s...respect! I thought I was...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-06-2013, 09:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,533
Posted By bearcat1
RIP Old X. I never meet him but I know that empty...

RIP Old X. I never meet him but I know that empty feeling when you lose someone near and special to you. My condolences and prayer sent for his family and you guys that rode with him.:cry
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-05-2013, 01:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,279
Posted By bearcat1
Congrats Enduroguy! Nice bike, enjoy. I grew up...

Congrats Enduroguy! Nice bike, enjoy. I grew up in Monroe, class of '82, Go Bearcats! Probably has some connection with my screen name.:lol3
Forum: Road warriors 08-09-2013, 11:17 PM
Replies: 4,855
Views: 917,888
Posted By bearcat1
I have a '08 105th anv edition 1200 Custom #2412...

I have a '08 105th anv edition 1200 Custom #2412 of 10 zillion purchased new, set up with 13" progressive shocks and fork springs, mid controls, K&N airfilter, basically stock. The bike has 25,000...
Forum: Road warriors 07-04-2013, 11:26 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,878
Posted By bearcat1
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Colorado Rider,
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All the bikes mentioned are nice. It all depends on what your personal expectations are. I...
Forum: Road warriors 06-02-2013, 10:37 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,419
Posted By bearcat1
+1

+1
Forum: Road warriors 05-25-2013, 04:41 PM
Replies: 4,855
Views: 917,888
Posted By bearcat1
I think one reason is that some folks simply...

I think one reason is that some folks simply don't know any better because they have never experienced other bikes. With nothing to compare they think it's normal.

Randy I did something similar...
Forum: Road warriors 05-04-2013, 05:06 PM
Replies: 4,855
Views: 917,888
Posted By bearcat1
Randy your bike looks awesome! It does have that...

Randy your bike looks awesome! It does have that beefy look and did not take away from the 48, if anything, it enhanced it (IMHO). I am a big fan of the roadster length suspension. It unlocks the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2013, 09:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,811
Posted By bearcat1
Frey I hope you get your bike back soon. I...

Frey I hope you get your bike back soon. I remember that sick feeling when my truck was stolen. Thinking I may have been a row or two off I walked around and realized it was gone.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-13-2013, 03:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,050
Posted By bearcat1
GrizzLee, Thanks for sharing, that was...

GrizzLee,

Thanks for sharing, that was nice! I am overdue for my annual ride around the Peninsula.
Forum: Thumpers 02-16-2013, 09:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,172
Posted By bearcat1
Well done Brien!

Well done Brien!
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-01-2013, 08:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 960
Posted By bearcat1
I don't think there is a standardized place as...

I don't think there is a standardized place as long as it can be read by a LEO. Personally I placed mine up higher on the front fork tube (USD forks). Some guys like to to put them on the side of the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2013, 07:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,013
Posted By bearcat1
Nice stable savedzrex! Another great source of...

Nice stable savedzrex! Another great source of info for your green DRZ is over at the thumpertalk website. It is a virtual treasure trove of information for your bike. Check out the DRZ FAQ section....
Forum: Thumpers 11-15-2012, 06:26 AM
Replies: 77,678
Views: 8,447,872
Posted By bearcat1
I am exhausted just looking at that picture!

I am exhausted just looking at that picture!
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