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Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-22-2015, 02:52 AM
Replies: 6,453
Views: 427,459
Posted By Rethy
No Beta???

No Beta cause he can have a factory support ride on a YZ250FX from his employer:Dn.
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-10-2015, 06:30 PM
Replies: 6,453
Views: 427,459
Posted By Rethy
2014 ktm 690r

So who got the 2014 690R with 800 miles for $3200 on cedar rapids CL.? Was not even on there one day.
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-08-2015, 08:02 PM
Replies: 6,453
Views: 427,459
Posted By Rethy
No worries

SWEEET... sounds like you will have no excuse not to come and ride. The Huskys play nice with the orange brigade. Their family now. Details are on the IERA website.–--------Rethy
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-07-2015, 07:31 PM
Replies: 6,453
Views: 427,459
Posted By Rethy
KTM demo day

Alright yellowbellies Saturday April 25th is the day. Winterset is the place to be to ride the 2015 Katooms. KTM factory semi providing demo bikes.MX track and woods loop. Too much fun. Helped cut...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-20-2015, 05:07 AM
Replies: 9,491
Views: 2,248,527
Posted By Rethy
awsome soundtrack

I keep playing this over just to listen to the soundtrack:D
Forum: GS Boxers 03-07-2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,143
Posted By Rethy
Oh okay good to know. He had to wait 3 hours for...

Oh okay good to know. He had to wait 3 hours for the repair so that makes sense.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-07-2015, 03:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,143
Posted By Rethy
rear seal leak

I had a 2003 1150R which I pretty much treated as a GS. The rear seal was weeping nothing major. Oil around the seal would collect dust. I sold it to a friend at work. He said no leaks allowed and...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 02-08-2015, 08:07 AM
Replies: 909
Views: 163,160
Posted By Rethy
I tried to buy a Tiger955i but someone beat me to...

I tried to buy a Tiger955i but someone beat me to it. I have owned a 2007 dl1000 and can comment on that not the new version dl1000. The 1000 vtwin motor is as reliable as anything out there. Plenty...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-02-2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,147
Posted By Rethy
Wow that's cool. Ironic cause a friend of mine is...

Wow that's cool. Ironic cause a friend of mine is looking at the new mt09 and using it for an adventure bike just last Saturday. Its s nice bike. This would be a good move for Yamaha. I like it.
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-19-2015, 05:15 AM
Replies: 6,453
Views: 427,459
Posted By Rethy
spectater sport

The building size worked with arena seating. All seating was close. Small rodeo arena. Kind of pricey to compete but for spectator the $10 was well spent. The course was designed safe enough for Eben...
Forum: Racing 01-03-2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 2,142
Views: 157,601
Posted By Rethy
malcolm stewart

I agree Malcolm is a big boy. But he has yet to win any championship. Nearly ALL the fast guys moved to 450s. This is his best chance as the talent pool in 250s is shallow and split east and west at...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-11-2014, 05:05 AM
Replies: 6,453
Views: 427,459
Posted By Rethy
made it out alive

Yes the KLR is no match for thick clay. I could only go 10' and have to unclog both wheels. The rear swingarm tire clearance is still 1987 technology. Jim fried the clutch out of his and went home on...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-06-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 6,453
Views: 427,459
Posted By Rethy
Mitra

Mid Iowa trail riders is having a ride Sunday June 8. Leaves from motorcycle shop in winterset. Country Cycle i think is the name. Not sure where they are going but it is a dual sport ride. I am...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-03-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 6,453
Views: 427,459
Posted By Rethy
pure entertainment

You will definately not want to miss an episode of Brads alcohol coffee culinary skills. I laughed so hard my cheeks hurt. It was referred to as some type of coffee explosion. Pure entertainmebnt at...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-22-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 648
Views: 55,437
Posted By Rethy
1 more

Hope it is okay to join the ride this late. Was not sure I could get the time off.
Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,983
Posted By Rethy
big bore

Check websites for Eagle Mike and Schnitz Racing. I think they are the major players for KLR big bores. Eagle Mike is working on a 762 stroker kit. Not sure if it is available yet.----
Rethy
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-29-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,544
Posted By Rethy
sidestand bypass

Thanks for the reply and the links. Soldering up some resistors today.
Forum: Racing 03-27-2014, 04:54 AM
Replies: 6,226
Views: 788,677
Posted By Rethy
2 Wheel Talent

I am sure he is going to be compensated very well $$$$$$ by Puegout. But for us 2 wheel fanatics I think it will be a waste of talent. Only a handful of riders in the world can navigate his speed on...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-25-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,040
Posted By Rethy
Nice Picture

You are somebody now!!!
HEEEHEEE
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-25-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,544
Posted By Rethy
options for 990

No problems with my sidestand switch but I want to bypass as preventative measures. I spent an hour reading different posts and still have questions. When bypassing clutch switch something is...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-29-2013, 03:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 897
Posted By Rethy
Secondary butterfly Purpose???

Can anyone explain the purpose of the secondary butterfly system on the 990's. Seems the factory spent some $$$ designing. Just never seen this on any other motor. Maybe they are more common than I...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-29-2013, 02:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 777
Posted By Rethy
Secondary butterflies

Thanks for the replies. I will go ahead and replace the rear cylinder exhaust shims. I will post my question on the secondary butterflies separately.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-28-2013, 07:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 777
Posted By Rethy
Valve Clearance question

A couple questions for those in the know. Recently acquired an 07 990 with 16K miles. Valve clearance checks made. 3 intakes okay. 4th is on rear cylinder @ .178mm little loose but suspect okay....
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-26-2013, 08:23 PM
Replies: 28,086
Views: 5,624,899
Posted By Rethy
990 dream bike.

I like the 990 but the maintenance turned me off. A friend has one and was not impressed with maintenance procedures. For me with 80% paved I think the S10 will be a better match. The ease of...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-26-2013, 12:36 PM
Replies: 28,086
Views: 5,624,899
Posted By Rethy
Thumb 1st Test Ride

I do believe I am going to buy one now that I got to test ride one. Coming off the GSA and DL1000 I think the S10 was made for me :) I liked my BMW but was always worried of expensive repairs around...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-28-2013, 04:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,458
Posted By Rethy
DL1000 or GS

I can add my 2 cents since I have owned both. Had a couple GSs with the latest a 04 1150GSA, great bike BTW. And an 07 DL1000. I have never been left stranded by any of my bikes but the Boxers were...
Forum: Thumpers 02-26-2013, 07:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,032
Posted By Rethy
Klr 650

I came to the same conclusion and sold my VStrom to get something lighter with more off road capabilities. Narrowed my search to Honda XR650L Suzuki DR650 And Kawasaki KLR650. And now i think after...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-20-2012, 07:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,002
Posted By Rethy
Suzuki

The slab definately leans to the Strom. KTM light years better in the dirt. The Strom is more for gravel roads not single track. For 10K you can have the Strom for asphalt and a Honda XR650L for the...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-10-2012, 05:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,610
Posted By Rethy
Not a factor for me.

[QUOTE=tagesk;18420950]When do you plan to depart
Yepper you are correct, I have no plans of a RTW trip. Unless I win the lottery likely never. That comment was directed at a previous post about...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-10-2012, 05:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,610
Posted By Rethy
Lenny's Sprockets

Checked out the website and dyno results look promising. If I decide to keep the bike I may pursue that route. And regarding the camhead I have read some are unhappy with the shim valvetrain design...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-09-2012, 06:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,610
Posted By Rethy
Camhead??

Thanks again for replies. What is the difference in power characteristics of the new Camhead versus the Hexhead? It appears they are both rated at 110HP. Do they rev quicker or with less hesitation? ...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-07-2012, 08:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,610
Posted By Rethy
Thanks for replies

Thanks for the replies. I have put a Remus cat eliminater and muffler in addition to a Techlusion FI tuner. It definately revs alittle quicker and no longer has the lean surging. But there has to be...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-07-2012, 10:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,610
Posted By Rethy
1150 to 1200 upgrade

So I picked up a 2004 GSA last fall and put about 5K miles on it. Made the mistake of riding a 2007 GSA last Saturday. I don't know what the difference in the oilhead and hexhead are beyond 40cc. But...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-11-2012, 07:28 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,609
Posted By Rethy
Thumb BMW Sales Promotion

Check out the BMW USA website they have February sales promotions. Looks like $7500 on 2011 GS and $1000 on 2011 GSA.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-08-2012, 06:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,305
Posted By Rethy
Go with an RT

I have owned an 1150R and currently own a 1150GSA. Many have pointed out the lack of wind protection of the naked bike. A 400 mile day on a naked bike is gonna feel like a 800 mile day. By the time...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-08-2012, 09:13 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,676
Posted By Rethy
Keep Both

I agree with all posts. Keep them both if its possible. The 1150 will be 10 times better for the 2up riding. And the brakes work considerably better than the KLR. I also prefer a lighter bike than...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-05-2012, 04:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,238
Posted By Rethy
No more surging

I did a similar upgrade to my 04 ADV. I installed a Remus Y pipe and Teclusion EFI controller from Beemer Boneyard. I reused the stock muffler and imediatly noticed the bike re v's with less...
Forum: Equipment 12-26-2011, 05:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,525
Posted By Rethy
Communication system?

Sorry I missed one question on my first reply. I am planning on a G4 system next year as well and was curious if the installation on the XD3 would be a problem. I see Many of the newer helmets are...
Forum: Equipment 12-25-2011, 10:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,525
Posted By Rethy
XD3 Any Good

I am in need of a new helmet. I like the looks of the XD3 but noticed in the literature it is not recommended for high speeds due to the visor catching wind. I run a lot of 600 mile days with not...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-19-2011, 06:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 981
Posted By Rethy
TB Synch Question

Bike is a recently aquired 2004 1150 GSA with 43K miles. Can't seem to get the idle right with the BBAS. They were set @ 1 1/4 right 2 1/8 left. (supposed to be within 1/2 turn?) Idles @ 1K would...
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