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Forum: Thumpers 10-08-2013, 07:19 PM
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Posted By Old Plonker
Leaking seats won't smoke, just lose compression....

Leaking seats won't smoke, just lose compression. Check the valve guide stem seals.
Forum: Thumpers 11-29-2012, 09:55 AM
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Posted By Old Plonker
As a follow-up: check out what Malcolm Smith and...

As a follow-up: check out what Malcolm Smith and his son think about the Bulletproof guards.

http://themalcolmtest.blogspot.com/2010/02/if-there-is-anything-i-have-learned.html
Forum: Thumpers 11-29-2012, 09:26 AM
Replies: 7,468
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Posted By Old Plonker
Bulletproof. I know of some people who have kept...

Bulletproof. I know of some people who have kept their guards through three generations of bikes.

https://www.bulletproofdesigns.com
Forum: Thumpers 11-10-2012, 11:45 AM
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Posted By Old Plonker
Kenda K270

Rick Ramsay swears by the Kenda K270. They are DOT and Kenda calls them 50/50 tires. See:

http://rickramsey.net/CRF250Lmods.htm#tires
Forum: Thumpers 08-30-2012, 09:35 AM
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Posted By Old Plonker
Ram350: E-Ticket posted this:...

Ram350:

E-Ticket posted this: http://ktmtalk.com/index.php?showtopic=440785&st=300#

(Down the page, step 12)

"I made the decision to put in a lower temperature rating thermo switch.
The...
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2012, 06:15 PM
Replies: 724
Views: 181,503
Posted By Old Plonker
The Freeride has a pre filter which, along with...

The Freeride has a pre filter which, along with mapping, restricts the engine to 24 hp. Elimination of the pre filter and remapping accounts for the difference in power.
Forum: Thumpers 05-02-2012, 03:05 PM
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Views: 181,503
Posted By Old Plonker
The good point IS the bad point: if you bump up...

The good point IS the bad point: if you bump up the engine's capacity to make more power, then USE that power you will shorten the operating life of the engine. If you ride the bike as a FREERIDE...
Forum: Thumpers 05-02-2012, 11:44 AM
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Views: 181,503
Posted By Old Plonker
Agree 100%. They aren't waiting for FR350s, they...

Agree 100%. They aren't waiting for FR350s, they are probably waiting for 310lb. Honda CRF250Ls. As far as maintenance is concerned, 120 hours to crank, rod and piston replacement is EXTREMELY...
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2012, 07:35 PM
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Views: 181,503
Posted By Old Plonker
Cooler heads will prevail

KrAzyOSUcOwBoY, your EXC probably runs at the same stress level as the FR350, so could you give us an idea of what kind of maintenance your 6 year old bike has required? I can't believe that many...
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2012, 09:35 AM
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Views: 181,503
Posted By Old Plonker
Yeah. How about a larger fuel tank. Probably will...

Yeah. How about a larger fuel tank. Probably will need a new saddle to go over it. Like the skid plate.
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2012, 09:23 AM
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Views: 181,503
Posted By Old Plonker
Depends on the kind of riding you do

The torque of a detuned 350 makes the throttle into a rheostat. Years ago I built a 1975 TL-250 into a rough country crawler by fitting an XL-350 bottom end (bored to 420cc) under the TL-250 head and...
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