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Forum: Thumpers 09-07-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 404
Posted By ntm1973
Dual Sport Kits 2012+ KTM's

I recently picked up a 2013 KTM 250 xcfw and am trying to figure out what dual sport kit to go with.

I need:

A brake light activated by front and rear braking.

A horn.

Turn Signals
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 44,777
Views: 8,655,908
Posted By ntm1973
Just throwing this out there. The ultimate air...

Just throwing this out there. The ultimate air box mod looks harder than it is. The top comes off easy and the cutting doesn't take much time. Maybe a 2 hour job if you take your time. I can't...
Forum: Thumpers 09-01-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 5,721
Views: 800,538
Posted By ntm1973
The fe390 looks like an awesome bike. Is there...

The fe390 looks like an awesome bike. Is there anyway of knowing if the fuel pump/filter has been replaced when looking at a 2011 used bike?
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 9,960
Posted By ntm1973
We haven't had real "Capitalism" in this country...

We haven't had real "Capitalism" in this country for over a hundred years.

And to the OP and anyone else that routinely bitches about what companies do or don't make:

I don't think most...
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 44,777
Views: 8,655,908
Posted By ntm1973
Could it be something as simple as a loose...

Could it be something as simple as a loose ground?

Unfortunately, if you had ethanol gas sitting in the fuel system for all this time then you could have a problem with the injector or fuel pump....
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 44,777
Views: 8,655,908
Posted By ntm1973
Those FMF settings seem kind of rich to me,...

Those FMF settings seem kind of rich to me, especially with you being in CO. I run 2.5, 3, .5, 4, 4, 5 at see level with the "ultimate air box mod", stock filter and megabomb header. If your fan is...
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 44,777
Views: 8,655,908
Posted By ntm1973
The terrain that needs clutch work with the 14...

The terrain that needs clutch work with the 14 would need it with a 13 in my experience.
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 44,777
Views: 8,655,908
Posted By ntm1973
I trimmed my case saver to fit the 14t but in my...

I trimmed my case saver to fit the 14t but in my opinion the whole changing out front sprocket thing is a bad idea on this bike and not necessary. The wrench needed to remove and properly toque the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 10,277
Views: 471,020
Posted By ntm1973
no regrets

Wow, I can't believe this thread is still going and even managed to include some sky ski and jet ski pics!

I see KTM riders get bashed for being fan boys and wrr riders get bashed for being...
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 44,777
Views: 8,655,908
Posted By ntm1973
FMF q4 stock Header

Is anyone running a FMF q4 with a stock header? I am thinking of going to the Q4 but I've seen a few reports of the mega bomb cracking at the welds in cold water. Has anyone gone from a stock...
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 44,777
Views: 8,655,908
Posted By ntm1973
Can you elaborate on what it does exactly? Is...

Can you elaborate on what it does exactly? Is it a shorter rotation? I thought the on off feel was a product of efi.
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 44,777
Views: 8,655,908
Posted By ntm1973
Good lighting

All loaded up for a camping/riding weekend at Allegheny National Forest.

What a great way to spend a few days! Although I am still on the fence regarding the MT43. Great on rocks and when dry but...
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 44,777
Views: 8,655,908
Posted By ntm1973
In that case, the groove isn't looking so...

In that case, the groove isn't looking so hot(about the same as mine looked before I pulled the piece for inspection and replaced it.) I would pull the plastic piece and have a good look at the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 44,777
Views: 8,655,908
Posted By ntm1973
You can't tell by looking at chain tension. I...

You can't tell by looking at chain tension. I replaced mine at 4,000 miles. I am now running a 14x49 and hope to get more mileage out of the next guide.
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 44,777
Views: 8,655,908
Posted By ntm1973
Suspension Setup

I've got about 1500 miles on my wr and like the bike a lot. However, the suspension seems to need some attention. I'm about 180lbs in all my gear and get 3.75'' of rear sag (after backing the...
Forum: Thumpers 11-24-2013, 08:24 PM
Replies: 10,277
Views: 471,020
Posted By ntm1973
+1 also, I think a lot people don't...

+1

also,

I think a lot people don't understand that the US dual sport market is small at best. It seems like a big deal to us because we are absorbed in it but the reality is that it is a...
Forum: Thumpers 11-24-2013, 01:24 PM
Replies: 10,277
Views: 471,020
Posted By ntm1973
I recently picked up a wr on closeout after...

I recently picked up a wr on closeout after riding a klx250s and a dr650 for the past few years. If money isn't an issue and I was trailering my bike to the riding area (or lived close to good...
Forum: Thumpers 11-23-2013, 11:38 AM
Replies: 44,777
Views: 8,655,908
Posted By ntm1973
Caucasian, Thanks for posting that. It is...

Caucasian,

Thanks for posting that. It is exactly the perspective I was hoping for. I am surprised that you said that it doesn't feel any different because it looks huge in comparison. I am...
Forum: Thumpers 11-16-2013, 10:09 PM
Replies: 44,777
Views: 8,655,908
Posted By ntm1973
Gas tanks

I am looking to get a larger gas tank for my 2012 wr250r. Does anyone have a side by side picture of a wr with a IMS 4.7 tank and a stock tank?

I like the way the bike rides with the stock tank...
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2013, 10:18 PM
Replies: 44,777
Views: 8,655,908
Posted By ntm1973
Not to be contrary but that is why I carry a...

Not to be contrary but that is why I carry a spare tube and masterlink! However, I understand what you are saying....lots of things can go wrong.
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2013, 09:24 PM
Replies: 44,777
Views: 8,655,908
Posted By ntm1973
Fuel Pump

I got a wr250r recently and have been enjoying the bike but the FI has me a little uneasy. I don't want it to fail far from home (who does?) and I am thinking about picking up a spare fuel pump from...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-17-2013, 09:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,256
Posted By ntm1973
What part of Pittsburgh are you living in? What...

What part of Pittsburgh are you living in? What kind of riding do you have in mind? Dirt roads? Double track? Single Track?

Allegheny National Forest is a good time and has a little of...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-17-2013, 09:29 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,023
Posted By ntm1973
Great looking ride

That WV ride looked like an awesome route! I'd like to hook up with you guys for the next trip but can't make the 20th. Did anyone keep a gps track file for the overnighter into WV?
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2013, 09:19 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 47,798
Posted By ntm1973
Thanks for the first hand experience perspective....

Thanks for the first hand experience perspective. It is rare to get an opinion from someone that has actually owned both bikes.

I was looking forward to the crf250l but it seems that by the time...
Forum: Thumpers 05-27-2013, 03:20 PM
Replies: 11,109
Views: 2,363,215
Posted By ntm1973
I used a JD2 manual bender. Couldn't be happier...

I used a JD2 manual bender. Couldn't be happier with the bender.
Forum: Thumpers 05-27-2013, 02:13 PM
Replies: 11,109
Views: 2,363,215
Posted By ntm1973
KLX250s rack for wolfman bags

I don't see Wolfman making a rack for a 7 year old motorcycle anytime soon so I bent and welded up these today:

http://i1284.photobucket.com/albums/a568/ntm1973/rightrack_zps2e849d93.jpg

I...
Forum: Thumpers 12-12-2012, 09:56 AM
Replies: 470
Views: 34,734
Posted By ntm1973
Don't tell me you just turned this thread into a...

Don't tell me you just turned this thread into a dr vs klr vs ktm thread. Why don't we discuss what tire is best and how about 1911 vs glock or 45 vs 9mm too. Lets just get it all out there into...
Forum: Thumpers 12-11-2012, 07:36 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 16,137
Posted By ntm1973
DR350se

There are a lot of cool old bikes, especially if you count the stuff Europe had.....but I wish Suzuki still made the dr350se.

Why did Suzuki stop making the DR350se? It was relatively light, 6...
Forum: Thumpers 12-10-2012, 11:28 AM
Replies: 470
Views: 34,734
Posted By ntm1973
I don't think it is about bashing as much as it...

I don't think it is about bashing as much as it is about helping others find the right tool for the job. There is a place for a klr650 but it isn't a great dual sport if you want to venture into...
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2012, 07:26 PM
Replies: 470
Views: 34,734
Posted By ntm1973
KLR650's don't have a horsepower problem as much...

KLR650's don't have a horsepower problem as much as it has a weight problem. It is a heavy bike for offroading although that didn't stop me from finding some great trails on it (although it was hard...
Forum: Thumpers 12-02-2012, 09:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,601
Posted By ntm1973
Restlessrider, How long is a long trip? ...

Restlessrider,

How long is a long trip? What kind of conditions are you expecting (hard trails, dirt roads, all roads, etc?) I am running wolfman enduro panniers with a small camelback on the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-29-2012, 01:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,996
Posted By ntm1973
06 klx250s or dr650se although the dr doesn't see...

06 klx250s or dr650se although the dr doesn't see much hard trail riding since I got the klx. I do carry more tools than anyone I've ridden with. I pretty much always have wolfman enduro panniers on...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-29-2012, 10:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,996
Posted By ntm1973
I have thought about getting a more dirt oriented...

I have thought about getting a more dirt oriented dual sport (ktm, husky, etc) but.......

I hate loading up, suiting up and then breaking it all down at the end of a ride. Then there is the...
Forum: Thumpers 11-20-2012, 10:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,475
Posted By ntm1973
I've had the best luck cleaning with kerosene and...

I've had the best luck cleaning with kerosene and using a dry lube. I always try to avoid high pressure water on an o-ring chain. I reapply the dry lube every 1 to 4 rides depending on the...
Forum: Thumpers 11-17-2012, 09:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,487
Posted By ntm1973
How much luggage do you want to carry exploring...

How much luggage do you want to carry exploring hard trails? I would recommend against a back pack, it's to easy to get hurt if you fall with one on. If you want to carry luggage, you may want to...
Forum: Thumpers 11-13-2012, 07:59 AM
Replies: 98,440
Views: 18,753,807
Posted By ntm1973
I would be normally just replace the battery...

I would be normally just replace the battery but........

1. The battery is a Truegel and less than a year old.

2. The battery is holding a charge.

3. The voltage drop when cranking the...
Forum: Thumpers 11-12-2012, 09:58 PM
Replies: 98,440
Views: 18,753,807
Posted By ntm1973
Electrical Issues

I nearly got stranded in the woods last weekend when my 1996 DR650 battery died.

At first, I thought, it's the stator not charging but then I had my riding partner help me jump the bike and it...
Forum: Thumpers 11-05-2012, 09:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,382
Posted By ntm1973
Will you be able to resist the call of smaller...

Will you be able to resist the call of smaller trails when you start traveling down a dirt road in Colorado or Utah and see something that looks interesting? You have more will power than me if that...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-04-2012, 08:49 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 52,004
Posted By ntm1973
My 73 cb350f to be put up for sale in the spring,...

My 73 cb350f to be put up for sale in the spring, I'll hate to see it go. What a fun revy little bike.

http://i1284.photobucket.com/albums/a568/ntm1973/cb350f.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 10-25-2012, 06:45 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 12,888
Posted By ntm1973
Set up as is, all I need is larger tank and a...

Set up as is, all I need is larger tank and a camelback on the rear rack/seat in the spring for an overnighter.

http://i1284.photobucket.com/albums/a568/ntm1973/dsride2.jpg

I put the gps on...
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