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Forum: Orange Crush 07-23-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 11,909
Posted By 5 speed
Just consider there are other low cost options...

Just consider there are other low cost options (in the big picture, mind you) out there;

http://www.xpcracing.com/Gallery

350.00 in suede. I found that it does not hold water. Went I my first...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-22-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 690
Posted By 5 speed
such a shame too. Even North Carolina is a royal...

such a shame too. Even North Carolina is a royal pain about their yearly emissions testing, rules around this are strict.

And then I live in Florida; no yearly inspections are vehicles at all,...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-22-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 416
Posted By 5 speed
I had asked the same about the 950 adv and have...

I had asked the same about the 950 adv and have heard different things so lets see what everyone says.....
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 699
Posted By 5 speed
and leaks start at the countershaft. I go...

and leaks start at the countershaft.

I go on the loose side of this measurement.

Looks just like your boys pic I referenced. Pretty easy.
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 699
Posted By 5 speed
Pretty much what it looks like (on the stand any...

Pretty much what it looks like (on the stand any how). I have it where if you push the chain up an inch behind the chain slider (shown in the picture) it starts to tighten at the top but not quite...
Forum: Thumpers 07-19-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 699
Posted By 5 speed
I decided to keep it on the long side, to make it...

I decided to keep it on the long side, to make it shorter I was going to reduce the wheelbase by more than an inch and I dont think that will suit me. Just cut off about 3 links. will run like that...
Forum: Thumpers 07-19-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 699
Posted By 5 speed
bible did not carry this info for the 530

bible did not carry this info for the 530
Forum: Thumpers 07-19-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 699
Posted By 5 speed
530 exc running 13/50 what length chain?

I dont know how long my new chain is its an RK gold x ring. I have 13/50 sprockets. I threw the box, old chain etc and I am trying to decide how many links I need to take off. I have the blocks...
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 380
Posted By 5 speed
be a whole new world.....

be a whole new world.....
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 380
Posted By 5 speed
Nice, I would want to have some supermoto wheels/...

Nice, I would want to have some supermoto wheels/ tires. I had a 625 SMC and it was still the best city bike I have ever owned. That rubber and wheel size was cat's ass. I could have had a set of...
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 380
Posted By 5 speed
yep ordered from KTM. Will be great to have all...

yep ordered from KTM. Will be great to have all that new and new chain/ sprockets plus going up two teeth on the back so looking forward to the change.

Just another note; you see on this board...
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 380
Posted By 5 speed
Yep, I was easy with the seal puller and it came...

Yep, I was easy with the seal puller and it came right out past the slider. I clipped the offending edge so the new one will have no clearance issues. I assume the red thick O ring up against the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 380
Posted By 5 speed
Thanks for the quick reply. The chain was the...

Thanks for the quick reply. The chain was the original and I am Florida so its been on a steady diet of sand. Having said that I took care of it and some people would have still ran it but I can...
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 380
Posted By 5 speed
2008 530 Countershaft seal-only leak when running?

Last week I rode the bike for several days. Last time I rode it, I noticed fresh oil coming from the seal. Never leaked there before; bike has about 60 hours on it. I was going to change the...
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 18,495
Posted By 5 speed
X2 Get well soon. PS How did you find the...

X2 Get well soon.

PS How did you find the Klim gear in the June heat? Would imagine it was toasty. I know they have vents but unless you were going through lots of rain, were you wishing for...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-18-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 810
Posted By 5 speed
Thanks for the offer but no I really want the...

Thanks for the offer but no I really want the 1190 forks and brake. So one thing I heard was that the 05s were not floating disks which I believe is correct and the new are. Can you mount floating...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-18-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 810
Posted By 5 speed
I hear you, except, I want the monoblock brakes. ...

I hear you, except, I want the monoblock brakes.

After demo rides back to back on the new adventure and the superd, what I really came away with was how awesome the brakes were.

Still to this...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-18-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 810
Posted By 5 speed
will the new adventure forks bolt up to a 950?

Just wondering; after riding a new adventure and getting back on my 05, the one thing that was a definite improvement that I feel I need is the forks and brakes. SO, if I could find a complete set...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-06-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,065
Posted By 5 speed
Never had that issue with them. They do well on...

Never had that issue with them. They do well on tarmac. I have run TKCs as well and know what they are about but again, these almost 80% street so the Pirellis just do better.
Forum: Orange Crush 06-05-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,065
Posted By 5 speed
I have the stock Scorps on my bike presently. ...

I have the stock Scorps on my bike presently. The rear does good in the Sand down here when its new-ish, and on a soggy Dragon this past weekend it did really well. On the parkway on Thursday...
Forum: Equipment 06-02-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,908
Posted By 5 speed
For dual sport I love me some Combat Boots from...

For dual sport I love me some Combat Boots from Aerostitch made by Sidi. Well worth the money and about a good year to break them in. they are for intents waterproof as well. just take care of...
Forum: Equipment 06-02-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,969
Posted By 5 speed
Just had my first 5 day trip with a Thermarest...

Just had my first 5 day trip with a Thermarest mesh cot. I also used an old Thermarest pad I have had for about 8 years. Fellas, hands down the best sleeping system I have ever had. Slept like a...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-02-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,085
Posted By 5 speed
It ran great that way. I did have to adjust it...

It ran great that way. I did have to adjust it by day 2 but I rode in the rain as well as some two track with the extra load of luggage/camping gear so not bad at all. The adjustment took me back...
Forum: Equipment 06-01-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,416
Posted By 5 speed
I got to use my bag in both warm wet weather and...

I got to use my bag in both warm wet weather and a one cold mountain evening and I used it opened up over a sheet. It worked great. I knew a down bag would shed the heat better than anything else. ...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-25-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,085
Posted By 5 speed
Agreed, pretty quick to adjust. Just...

Agreed, pretty quick to adjust.

Just curious if anyone elses runs on the loose side. (i.e. by mfgs measurement it would just now need adjusting).
Forum: Orange Crush 05-25-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,516
Posted By 5 speed
Right now for me its two. a 950 and a 530. Had...

Right now for me its two. a 950 and a 530. Had the 950 for 4 years and the 530 for 3. The acceptance is there and even though I drop a load on them and camping gear, riding accessories etc, I...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-25-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,516
Posted By 5 speed
Well to tell ya, I rode one of each back to back...

Well to tell ya, I rode one of each back to back at my dealers demo day about 3 weeks ago. To be honest, I liked the SDs seating position better than the Adv. All it needs is Rox Risers and a small...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-25-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,085
Posted By 5 speed
Chain Tension

I have an 05 Adventure and am headed on a trip Wednesday. In reviewing the chain tension, it would be considered on the loose side. I rode it yesterday and noticed it rode smooth, no snatch and I...
Forum: Equipment 05-24-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 385
Posted By 5 speed
Yes, looks like my plan as well, however on the...

Yes, looks like my plan as well, however on the bottoms, I am going with the mesh rather than vented waterproof pants. I find that over about 75 they are just too hot. I would rather have mesh on...
Forum: Equipment 05-24-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 385
Posted By 5 speed
75-80 degrees and chance of rain, what you guys wear?

I am going on trip next week in the mountains. It appears the later half has a 60% chance of rain. Due to the temps, my rain gear is too hot I believe; Fieldsheer Aquatour Jacket and some...
Forum: Equipment 05-24-2014, 05:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,480
Posted By 5 speed
CBTs are everything they say they are. They are...

CBTs are everything they say they are. They are tough as hell and well built. I broke them in after a year, but mainly because I wore them riding a dirt bike. Course no hard outer protection so I...
Forum: Equipment 05-19-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,416
Posted By 5 speed
Yep, agreed on the bag storage. I have mine in...

Yep, agreed on the bag storage. I have mine in large 40L bags. It would be better to lay them down flat under a bed.
Forum: Equipment 05-19-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,416
Posted By 5 speed
Thats great to hear. Will try and report back...

Thats great to hear. Will try and report back after my trip in 10 days. Its May in the NC mountains so not expecting real cold but always know I tend to need more bag and ratings are inaccurate for...
Forum: Equipment 05-19-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,416
Posted By 5 speed
it looks great! I may eventually make my way to...

it looks great! I may eventually make my way to that or a quilt. I just bought the thermarest cot so couldnt really drop any more into sleeping products!! Only concern I had was the footbox looked...
Forum: Equipment 05-19-2014, 04:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,416
Posted By 5 speed
Well I decided to go on the cheap route but I...

Well I decided to go on the cheap route but I think still achieve my objectives; Kelty Coromell Semi Rectangular 550 Down. Rated at 25 degree so if it achieves 35 I will be fine. What I liked was...
Forum: Equipment 05-18-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,416
Posted By 5 speed
Hey funny you bring these up as I had seen a...

Hey funny you bring these up as I had seen a video on utube about two hours ago where some backpacker magazine compared a bunch of bags and this company got selected as one of the best ones.

They...
Forum: Equipment 05-18-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,416
Posted By 5 speed
Need a Down Bag-for honest 35 degree weather- pack small

Yep the title is what I am looking for. All the synthetic bags pack too big. I need an honest 35 degree bag, down that packs small. I dont have much room.
Oh, and it cant be a mummy; I need...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-16-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,262
Posted By 5 speed
Lets can the turbo idea-added complexity and...

Lets can the turbo idea-added complexity and weight
Forum: Orange Crush 05-16-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,262
Posted By 5 speed
So doable? Yes, likely maybe not. there must be...

So doable? Yes, likely maybe not. there must be another answer then.

have you seen the trick bike they have built all out of Carbon Fiber used in the X games? 250 2 stroke I believe 187lbs. ...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-16-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,262
Posted By 5 speed
Firstly, let's not say its a dream. Clearly it...

Firstly, let's not say its a dream. Clearly it can be done with different technology. As people have stated regarding two strokes composite frames etc

Let's not compare the 950 SE. It didn't hit...
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