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Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 202
Posted By bmgyver
there is a vacuum release plate gasket/seal on...

there is a vacuum release plate gasket/seal on the slide that doesnt get along well with carb cleaner
sounds like you need to replace it as yours is probably swollen
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2015, 06:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 393
Posted By bmgyver
same as the current models

same as the current models
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-24-2015, 05:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 657
Posted By bmgyver
if you have a smartphone you can download the...

if you have a smartphone you can download the avenza pdf map reader app and the color mvum maps for the area and it works awesome with the phones gps.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-23-2015, 06:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 657
Posted By bmgyver
the fort valley singletrack area is the bomb

the fort valley singletrack area is the bomb
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-10-2015, 04:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 196
Posted By bmgyver
Yes I have used it on my pc as well as on my 76c ...

Yes I have used it on my pc as well as on my 76c

It seems to be a pretty handy resource
Forum: Thumpers 01-07-2015, 06:19 PM
Replies: 8,753
Views: 1,833,057
Posted By bmgyver
I do it all the time

I do it all the time
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-30-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 332
Views: 25,809
Posted By bmgyver
That would be where riders being passed were...

That would be where riders being passed were obeying the 30mph tortoise zone.
Kind of like boasting about passing people in a school zone
Forum: Thumpers 11-03-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 8,753
Views: 1,833,057
Posted By bmgyver
Just ride it I've got 500 hours and 14,000...

Just ride it
I've got 500 hours and 14,000 miles on my 13 500exc
I put rings and valve seals in at 11,000 because it was using some oil.
Forum: Thumpers 10-06-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 492
Posted By bmgyver
normal cold and will vary depending on oil type...

normal cold and will vary depending on oil type and level
so long as it doesnt creep when its warmed up it should be fine
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 8,753
Views: 1,833,057
Posted By bmgyver
Flat side out raised side against spacer and...

Flat side out
raised side against spacer and seal
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-07-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 747
Posted By bmgyver
little bear rough canyon trails

Does anybody have any idea of the conditions on these trails this year?
have they been cleared?
which direction of travel is preferred?
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-04-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,018
Posted By bmgyver
No definitely not staying there just trying to...

No definitely not staying there
just trying to put my options together for riding those trails when I'm passing through next week. I'll be riding from Dolores to Ouray sunday.

Thanks for the...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-04-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,018
Posted By bmgyver
does anybody know if fall trail is accessible...

does anybody know if fall trail is accessible from road 535 near Dunton up the road from the johnny bull trailhead or is that blocked off??
Forum: Thumpers 07-28-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 8,753
Views: 1,833,057
Posted By bmgyver
I had the same issue luckily I caught it when...

I had the same issue
luckily I caught it when changing the clutch damper rubbers at 8,000 miles.
I found that something had gone through the oil pump as there was a ding in the rotor of the pump. I...
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 804
Posted By bmgyver
I've had 3 trick dualsport kits and a baja...

I've had 3 trick dualsport kits and a baja designs.
The trick dualsport kit was the best by far.
It uses a durable printed circuit board inside a bulletproof aluminum housing, it has built in...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-11-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 338
Posted By bmgyver
talk to the people at the ponderosa restaurant...

talk to the people at the ponderosa restaurant next to dolores mountain inn
they may be able to help out.
They have a good size lot
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-06-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 614
Posted By bmgyver
totally doable

totally doable
Forum: Thumpers 07-05-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 1,287
Views: 219,759
Posted By bmgyver
Basically not an issue If you really want to do...

Basically not an issue
If you really want to do something put it on the stand and bleed the bleeders
I wouldnt worry about it
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 536
Posted By bmgyver
Yes fork oil is fine as well as hydraulic oil,...

Yes fork oil is fine as well as hydraulic oil, baby oil, atf, motor oil in a pinch
pretty much any oil.
The point is it has to be oil as opposed to brake fluid which will damage the seals.
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 1,287
Views: 219,759
Posted By bmgyver
flip your throttle so the cables come off the...

flip your throttle so the cables come off the bottom and route them between the top and bottom radiator mounting bolts
I have flex bars and the brp submount on my 500 exc and flipping the throttle...
Forum: Thumpers 06-15-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 1,287
Views: 219,759
Posted By bmgyver
straight hence waterless

straight
hence waterless
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-15-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 943
Posted By bmgyver
I'll be there doing gps downloads

I'll be there doing gps downloads
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,587
Posted By bmgyver
I've got 10,000 miles on my 2013 500 exc 95% off...

I've got 10,000 miles on my 2013 500 exc 95% off road.
Using shell rotella t dino oil since break in. Oil changes typically around 500 miles but went 1600 on a two week Colorado trip last summer....
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-25-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 839
Posted By bmgyver
Cool2 did you try to get ahold of Dennis Rodman? I...

did you try to get ahold of Dennis Rodman?
I think he speaks the language
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-22-2013, 09:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 637
Posted By bmgyver
Big Bear Run

The Big Bear Run is now part of the AMA national dualsport series

http://documents.clubexpress.com/documents.ashx?key=GzYJaRVx6yduWexlDKUJV2O0WlygXN9zL%2bM5Fkx%2fxXT1W%2bvsfTkljw%3d%3d
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-15-2013, 07:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 439
Posted By bmgyver
El Segundo

El Segundo
Forum: Thumpers 02-26-2013, 09:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 401
Posted By bmgyver
You can run the grip heaters off the ac power...

You can run the grip heaters off the ac power straight from the stock stator and they will only work when the bike is running.
Forum: Thumpers 02-26-2013, 09:14 PM
Replies: 8,753
Views: 1,833,057
Posted By bmgyver
Light greasing of the splines is to prevent the...

Light greasing of the splines is to prevent the the splines on the countershaft from degrading over the life of the bike. Extra grease tends to go into the void behind the domed washer. In 75,000...
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2013, 07:16 PM
Replies: 1,287
Views: 219,759
Posted By bmgyver
I wired my grip heaters into the fan power...

I wired my grip heaters into the fan power source.
This way when I turn off the key (exc) the grip heaters turn off so I can't accidently leave them on. Also if its cold enough to use grip heaters...
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2013, 09:46 PM
Replies: 8,753
Views: 1,833,057
Posted By bmgyver
44 ft lbs. red locktite grease on splines I...

44 ft lbs.
red locktite
grease on splines
I haven't tried the dirttricks washer but it looks like a winner to me.
Forum: Thumpers 01-14-2013, 08:59 PM
Replies: 8,753
Views: 1,833,057
Posted By bmgyver
I just did this last weekend. There is a 2...

I just did this last weekend.
There is a 2 circuit .093 molex connector for the power to the fan.
I bought the molex connectors at a frys electronics store and made a y pigtail so the power comes...
Forum: Thumpers 12-25-2012, 02:12 PM
Replies: 8,753
Views: 1,833,057
Posted By bmgyver
I have the HDB handguards and want to install a...

I have the HDB handguards and want to install a set of flexxbars from my spare bike.
What stuff is paul sending you to make this work?
Please post pics when you get them installed.
Forum: Thumpers 12-24-2012, 10:42 AM
Replies: 305
Views: 77,536
Posted By bmgyver
2013 500 exc with best dualsportbikes magic mod...

2013 500 exc with best dualsportbikes magic mod desmogged with 15/51 gearing
46mpg average on LAb2v ride with lots of sandwashes
Forum: Thumpers 11-14-2012, 06:31 PM
Replies: 8,753
Views: 1,833,057
Posted By bmgyver
I started with 14/51 and It seemed too low for my...

I started with 14/51 and It seemed too low for my taste.
It would still pul 97mph on pavement at 7000 feet but seemed a little buzzy cruising 55 to 65.
on the tight technical trails I was running...
Forum: Thumpers 11-05-2012, 06:06 PM
Replies: 8,753
Views: 1,833,057
Posted By bmgyver
I like the mt 43 front because it is smooth and...

I like the mt 43 front because it is smooth and doesnt deflect in the rocks
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-22-2012, 09:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 965
Posted By bmgyver
rasor road is 12 miles south of baker on the 15

rasor road is 12 miles south of baker on the 15
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-06-2012, 06:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 910
Posted By bmgyver
Not at all. We have been trying to get better...

Not at all. We have been trying to get better attendance and this year was an improvement over the 30-40 that we usually get for the night ride. The big bear june run had about 280 this year. The...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-05-2012, 07:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 910
Posted By bmgyver
The ride went well With the afternoon rain...

The ride went well
With the afternoon rain there was alot of wet dirt on the northside of the lake and some big puddles.
I loaded gps's from 4-6 and then went out and swept the first 65miles from...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-03-2012, 09:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 910
Posted By bmgyver
I will be there possible afternoon thunder...

I will be there

possible afternoon thunder showers could make for great conditions
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-03-2012, 08:55 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 387
Posted By bmgyver
Big Bear dualsport Night ride saturday august 4th

http://www.district37ama.org/dualsport/ridefliers/BBTR2012MM.pdf
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