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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 05:11 PM
Replies: 50,018
Views: 10,639,880
Posted By TwilightZone
>"Thanks for the Reply! "I saw some were about...

>"Thanks for the Reply!
"I saw some were about cutting the top off the airbox? "

If you detach the top of the airbox... you can completely remove
the flapper... and open up the top of the air...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 12:46 PM
Replies: 50,018
Views: 10,639,880
Posted By TwilightZone
>" Any help would be appreciated on getting this...

>" Any help would be appreciated on getting this thing little more power and maybe loose some weight:evil"

Well... the standard 'Level 2' Mods.

Exhaust. (probably an FMF Q4)
Programmer....
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left Yesterday, 07:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 123
Posted By TwilightZone
>"The free tire disposal periods are: February,...

>"The free tire disposal periods are: February, April (except April 20), June, August, October and December (except Dec. 25).
For more information, call (209) 577-5494."

Might try the number...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-05-2015, 08:31 PM
Replies: 814
Views: 131,564
Posted By TwilightZone
Antique bike... no skid plate... rocks !!!!!

Antique bike... no skid plate... rocks !!!!!
Forum: Thumpers 07-05-2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 23,462
Views: 2,976,788
Posted By TwilightZone
>"how far can a 690 go on the stock tank?" ...

>"how far can a 690 go on the stock tank?"

Mine hit reserve at 148 miles. (dual sport riding/usfs dirt road riding)
Probably about 58-60 mpg or so. I have 'stock' gearing.

I also carry the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-05-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 23,462
Views: 2,976,788
Posted By TwilightZone
>"Hate to sound like a broken record but...

>"Hate to sound like a broken record but WINGS!!!"

Wings +2.
Email him. Tell him what bike you have... fits 2015. Paypal.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-04-2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 193
Posted By TwilightZone
Do you have a GPS? Are you coming down I-5 or...

Do you have a GPS?
Are you coming down I-5 or 101 ?

At any rate, you can go up hwy 89 from I-5 in Shasta.
About 10 miles... pick up Harris Spring Road on the north of 89...
Road turns into...
Forum: Racing 07-04-2015, 04:24 PM
Replies: 410
Views: 29,274
Posted By TwilightZone
>"I kept expecting him to wad it, but he kept it...

>"I kept expecting him to wad it, but he kept it together all the way in."

If he keeps the bike upright... he's a force to be reckoned with.
Forum: Racing 07-04-2015, 03:10 PM
Replies: 410
Views: 29,274
Posted By TwilightZone
The 2nd Moto 450... IMHO: Just about as good as...

The 2nd Moto 450... IMHO: Just about as good as it gets.
The 2nd Moto 250... coverage was lost out in... 'TV land'. (sigh)
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2015, 02:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 700
Posted By TwilightZone
Removed carbon filter tank, ex-gas recirculation,...

Removed carbon filter tank, ex-gas recirculation, removed screen from exhaust.
Reset TPS to .62 14 x 49 gearing with 120 606 knobby.
4.7 tank. Throttle tamer to resist whiskey throttle.
Just...
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 700
Posted By TwilightZone
>"KInda silly question, but what kind of gas...

>"KInda silly question, but what kind of gas mileage are you seeing?"

55 to 65 mpg. 60 being the most common.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 07-03-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 3,034
Views: 1,675,321
Posted By TwilightZone
>"Damn. Keep this up and you can start charging...

>"Damn. Keep this up and you can start charging to let people read your blog"

Sssshhhhh !!!
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2015, 06:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 255
Posted By TwilightZone
>"Still looking for a rear rim at a reasonable...

>"Still looking for a rear rim at a reasonable price. Anyone????"

I put a Moose 2.15 rim on mine... it's ok.
Warp 9... or Tusk... all about $90 bucks.
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 921
Views: 96,021
Posted By TwilightZone
>"Can you recommend a tried and tested tyres for...

>"Can you recommend a tried and tested tyres for my 2015 690 R? I'm looking for wet and muddy qualities but still able to do a little tarmac?"

Mefo or Hidenau on the rear.
Shinko 244 on the...
Forum: Equipment 07-01-2015, 07:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 297
Posted By TwilightZone
I've used a couple of 'undersize' tires. Dunlop...

I've used a couple of 'undersize' tires.
Dunlop D 606 works... also a 5.10 X 18 Shinko 244.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 07-01-2015, 06:35 AM
Replies: 526
Views: 126,697
Posted By TwilightZone
>"Old Hawaiian plate on coolant reservoir cover...

>"Old Hawaiian plate on coolant reservoir cover for memories..."

You are covering the radiator !!!! ????
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 50,018
Views: 10,639,880
Posted By TwilightZone
>"I really think your overestimating the wrr's...

>"I really think your overestimating the wrr's highway comfort."

Eh ? Yes, it works. But it's not a Goldwing though.

I've done 475 miles on mine in one day.

IMHO: The comfort is very...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-25-2015, 08:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 996
Posted By TwilightZone
Does the bike have a charcoal canister on the...

Does the bike have a charcoal canister on the fuel system???

If so, if you over filled the tank or otherwise caused gas to go
into the filter... the bike won't idle.

After a while, the gas...
Forum: Thumpers 06-20-2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 50,018
Views: 10,639,880
Posted By TwilightZone
>"What about if the rider was 6'4" @ 260lbs? ...

>"What about if the rider was 6'4" @ 260lbs? Would the WR give me as much enjoyment? (I know my wallet is saying 'yes')."

Yup, I am 260 lbs too. (but not 6'4" :cry)

The WR250R has to...
Forum: Thumpers 06-20-2015, 01:09 PM
Replies: 921
Views: 96,021
Posted By TwilightZone
>"Just installed mine yesterday also! I'm gonna...

>"Just installed mine yesterday also! I'm gonna ride it for a few days before I decide whether or not to install the quietest DB killer. Nice piece of kit."

I've ridden with both... the big...
Forum: Thumpers 06-20-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 50,018
Views: 10,639,880
Posted By TwilightZone
>"500, 690? They are all on my radar..." I...

>"500, 690? They are all on my radar..."

I have a WR250R, 500 EXC and a 690R.
(I wanted to own all the KTM bikes before I got too old. (pretty soon))

Really different bikes.

500 EXC is an...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-20-2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 526
Views: 126,697
Posted By TwilightZone
Borrowed from another thread. Kindaofa hobbit...

Borrowed from another thread. Kindaofa hobbit house. England.

http://shiloh115.smugmug.com/Europe-ride1/i-PJFv3KB/0/XL/DSC_0008-XL.jpg
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-16-2015, 06:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 931
Posted By TwilightZone
>"If anyone has a more recent update it would be...

>"If anyone has a more recent update it would be greatly appreciated. Going to be heading up to ride Usal Friday morning and have a nearly bald street tire on the rear of my Caponord."

No rain....
Forum: Photos 06-15-2015, 06:20 AM
Replies: 7,697
Views: 2,675,910
Posted By TwilightZone
You're trapped !!!! ...

You're trapped !!!!

http://i61.tinypic.com/2lc086r.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 9,984
Views: 2,085,806
Posted By TwilightZone
>"I'd emphasize that you should learn how to, and...

>"I'd emphasize that you should learn how to, and only change tires with what is in your trail kit."

+2 Yup. If you ride backroads/offroads... you gotta do that.

>"I bought a set of those...
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2015, 07:26 AM
Replies: 23,462
Views: 2,976,788
Posted By TwilightZone
>"Gas at Gerlach and Denio, and Cedarville" ...

>"Gas at Gerlach and Denio, and Cedarville"

They have gas at Denio ???? !!!!!
If so, they haven't had gas in a long time...

(I typically gas up at Fields.)
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2015, 06:59 AM
Replies: 50,018
Views: 10,639,880
Posted By TwilightZone
>"Finally fabbed an end piece. Po removed the...

>"Finally fabbed an end piece. Po removed the spark assessor completely. You can see the melting plastic on the rear fender."

Don't ride off road... or in NF or Parks or BLM.
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,476
Posted By TwilightZone
>"+2 on the WR250R" +3 on the WR250R. ...

>"+2 on the WR250R"

+3 on the WR250R.

My wife was an er 'old-time' rider from the 60's and 70's who started out on a Triumph Tiger Cub.
(IMHO: That bike was really nice for it's time.)
...
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2015, 06:44 AM
Replies: 2,626
Views: 853,157
Posted By TwilightZone
>"The cool thing is I won't need to put any racks...

>"The cool thing is I won't need to put any racks on the bike."

If you ride off-road, you will er... in short order...
'waste' your plastics... they will be permanently scrubbed with dirt.
...
Forum: Thumpers 06-07-2015, 01:19 PM
Replies: 9,984
Views: 2,085,806
Posted By TwilightZone
>"I was wondering how many km people are getting...

>"I was wondering how many km people are getting out of the stock tires that come on the 2015 models."

Tires... not many (km). Torque of the 500 makes them go away quickly.
Check your TPS...
Forum: Thumpers 06-01-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 707
Posted By TwilightZone
KTM 690. You'll never go back.

KTM 690. You'll never go back.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-01-2015, 06:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 740
Posted By TwilightZone
>"Is there a good place to buy fresh foods...

>"Is there a good place to buy fresh foods nearby? Farmers market, road side stands or fresh market? Is beer available near by? Local breweries?"

Only food is in the market at Orick. Farms on...
Forum: Thumpers 05-31-2015, 06:16 AM
Replies: 50,018
Views: 10,639,880
Posted By TwilightZone
>"120/80 and 4.60 are the same size." But...

>"120/80 and 4.60 are the same size."

But 5.10 works better... (IMHO anyway).
Forum: Equipment 05-30-2015, 06:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 348
Posted By TwilightZone
Old stalwart for Bonnevilles. I have one......

Old stalwart for Bonnevilles.

I have one... yes... it reduces some wind pressure on the torso...
but it is not a 'touring' windshield though. (Bonneville <> touring bike).
Forum: Racing 05-30-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 410
Views: 29,274
Posted By TwilightZone
What was the finish of the 1st 250 moto ?

What was the finish of the 1st 250 moto ?
Forum: Racing 05-29-2015, 06:53 AM
Replies: 410
Views: 29,274
Posted By TwilightZone
>"Tomac's bike at GH. Check out the Titanium...

>"Tomac's bike at GH. Check out the Titanium tank:eek1 I thought these bikes were supposed to be production based?"

The mechanic is needed to hold the bike on the ground...
Forum: Thumpers 05-28-2015, 07:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 474
Posted By TwilightZone
>"Never ridden the 350 but it's gotta be better...

>"Never ridden the 350 but it's gotta be better for a trip like that."

I have a DR350, it isn't very good at 65 mph. Really friggin' buzzy.

IMHO: Suzuki chose the wrong ratios for the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-26-2015, 06:24 AM
Replies: 50,018
Views: 10,639,880
Posted By TwilightZone
>"do you recommend any particular tire for 50%...

>"do you recommend any particular tire for 50% on/off use?"

Shinko 244's front and rear.
Forum: Thumpers 05-25-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 50,018
Views: 10,639,880
Posted By TwilightZone
>"Maybe previous owner over tightened the crush...

>"Maybe previous owner over tightened the crush washer or didn't use a new one? Any help would be appreciated!!! Thanks!"

IMHO: You've probably got it figured out... but you gotta drain the oil...
Forum: Thumpers 05-23-2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 4,197
Views: 682,426
Posted By TwilightZone
>"Does anyone know how to bypass the ignition...

>"Does anyone know how to bypass the ignition key? I just got the battery and apparently my two keys have disappeared. I would really like to go riding tomorrow, but can't unless there is a way to...
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