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Forum: Thumpers Today, 06:12 AM
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Posted By kawagumby
Thanks! The RMX has more power, but is taller...

Thanks! The RMX has more power, but is taller and heavier. Stock suspension (front) is way better than the KDX forks. But...once the forks are upgraded, I prefer the KDX for woods work - no contest...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 09:50 PM
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Posted By kawagumby
Yeah, the trick is to be patient. I'd been...

Yeah, the trick is to be patient. I'd been watching craigslist for over a year when this RMX turned up, and although it needed a lot of work the price was right for a plated bike...and as fate would...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 06:52 PM
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Posted By kawagumby
I bet it wasn't the mapping. Back in the day, I...

I bet it wasn't the mapping.
Back in the day, I had two identical RM400's, both bought new. One was much faster than the other...I could never figure out why. I compared cylinder porting, timing,...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 02:39 PM
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Posted By kawagumby
There's a trick to setting up the FI on the WRR....

There's a trick to setting up the FI on the WRR. There's an undocumented way to program the fuel mixture off-idle with a grounding wire and the dash inputs (similar to the R1, etc) Worked great for...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-22-2015, 05:24 PM
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Posted By kawagumby
http://i1341.photobucket.com/albums/o751/yamigumby...

http://i1341.photobucket.com/albums/o751/yamigumby/IMG_2943_zps945vumln.jpg

Time to resurrect this thread...
Here's my recently rebuilt California street legal RMX250. Two strokes forever!
Forum: Thumpers 04-19-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 16,424
Views: 922,292
Posted By kawagumby
No, my friend, these things are caused by shop...

No, my friend, these things are caused by shop gremlins. They flip tires over when you're not looking, they hide your tools...only to put them right back in front of you after you've used something...
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2015, 05:39 PM
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Posted By kawagumby
If only you hadn't removed your handguards to...

If only you hadn't removed your handguards to save weight...:deal:wink:
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2015, 11:06 AM
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Posted By kawagumby
Ever hear twin-engined airplane engines hit...

Ever hear twin-engined airplane engines hit resonance? Sweet sound.

Same kinda thing with riding two bikes at once, with good throttle control, using both right and left throttle hands to...
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2015, 08:28 AM
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Posted By kawagumby
Well, with an old KDX200 you could at least ride...

Well, with an old KDX200 you could at least ride something more difficult than those rose-petal-lined, smoothed as a baby's butt, nice-and-curvy trails. Any dufus (even someone dreaming they're an...
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2015, 08:42 AM
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Posted By kawagumby
When you add the now discontinued AFTERMARKET...

When you add the now discontinued AFTERMARKET electric start to the XR650 it gains about a zillion pounds...and the BRP was made for Baja, which has no turns, so it doesn't turn either....LOL...
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Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2015, 06:35 AM
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Posted By kawagumby
A great bike, absolutely beautiful country to...

A great bike, absolutely beautiful country to ride in....looking good...:freaky
Forum: Thumpers 04-10-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 16,424
Views: 922,292
Posted By kawagumby
"Ever have to explain to the cops that you were...

"Ever have to explain to the cops that you were screaming at a stiff walled Dunlop 606 that you pinched 3 tubes on in 30 minutes ?? Well neither have I, but that day is coming, and I did pinch 3...
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2015, 04:43 PM
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Views: 922,292
Posted By kawagumby
I sold it for two reasons...the first being I'm...

I sold it for two reasons...the first being I'm still laid up with a bad back - sciatica...had to use a walker for a while...and here in CA I'm in what's called a red-sticker zone, meaning I can't...
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2015, 07:21 AM
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Views: 922,292
Posted By kawagumby
That's how I feel about it too. I just sold my...

That's how I feel about it too. I just sold my (IMO) too-expensive and over-designed 2014 Husky (KTM) TE250 enduro bike. It is being replaced with a solid enduro bike that's over 20 years old. Half...
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2015, 07:15 AM
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Views: 922,292
Posted By kawagumby
If the air were dry, that would work, just not as...

If the air were dry, that would work, just not as well as nitrogen. The main reason nitrogen is used is that the molecules are larger...less leaking. That's why some companies use nitrogen in fleet...
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2015, 12:26 PM
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Posted By kawagumby
This WRR owner has his own tank. For occasional...

This WRR owner has his own tank. For occasional use it isn't worth buying a tank, regulator, and special chuck. I think I paid more than a few hundred back thirty years ago, they'd probably be...
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2015, 07:56 AM
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Views: 922,292
Posted By kawagumby
Not! Slow ain't bad but old sucks.

Not! Slow ain't bad but old sucks.
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2015, 11:13 AM
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Views: 922,292
Posted By kawagumby
If it works well, it's good. Ajay's probably...

If it works well, it's good. Ajay's probably right tho', the old oil (especially if original) turns to water-like pretty quick.
You can't go by the weight shown on the bottles, they just don't...
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2015, 07:29 AM
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Posted By kawagumby
The problem here in Ca is that you can't get them...

The problem here in Ca is that you can't get them remapped. The KTM dealers will lose their franchise if they attempt it, I've been told by several sources. Very frustrating to have to deal with...
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2015, 11:19 AM
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Views: 922,292
Posted By kawagumby
No problemo. I have seen your riding video and I...

No problemo. I have seen your riding video and I am more than just impressed. I could see the refined skill you effortlessly evoked to keep the front end down whilst cresting that huge hillclimb at...
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2015, 06:23 PM
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Posted By kawagumby
I had an 08 WR250F that was tuned for torque. ...

I had an 08 WR250F that was tuned for torque. Plenty of low-end for any kind of terrain and was a wheely king. As I understand it, the new WR250F's can be made YZ-like with an ECU change (from the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2015, 05:49 PM
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Views: 922,292
Posted By kawagumby
Full rebound on the rear shock, they come...

Full rebound on the rear shock, they come under-damped - that's the most dangerous design issue of the bike, big hits will cause back end to kick up. Make sure your rear sag (spring preload) is setup...
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2015, 05:42 PM
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Posted By kawagumby
The WR250R's are the same for all years other...

The WR250R's are the same for all years other than graphics and fork color.
The 300 lb +/- WR250R dual sport (I own one) is not a good choice for purely off-road use, unless your son is Conan the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2015, 12:18 PM
Replies: 16,424
Views: 922,292
Posted By kawagumby
No. Hydrogen gas is about 1/2 the weight of...

No. Hydrogen gas is about 1/2 the weight of helium gas.
Helium has an atomic mass of about four times that of hydrogen but does not form a diatomic molecule like hydrogen (H2) does. Therefore, the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2015, 06:32 AM
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Views: 922,292
Posted By kawagumby
Love it.

Love it.
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2015, 08:39 AM
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Posted By kawagumby
I knew a guy at our local airport who rebuilt the...

I knew a guy at our local airport who rebuilt the RR Merlins for those planes. Big Bucks - millionaires toys... we still have several at our airport including an early model with the Allison engine...
Forum: Thumpers 02-17-2015, 08:49 PM
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Posted By kawagumby
Try the EBC carbon or kevlar pads, they help a...

Try the EBC carbon or kevlar pads, they help a lot.
Forum: Thumpers 02-16-2015, 08:03 AM
Replies: 16,424
Views: 922,292
Posted By kawagumby
That thing has FUN written all over it! I once...

That thing has FUN written all over it! I once saw a guy take a first place on an old Honda XR200 in a hare scramble....it can be done if the terrain is right.
Forum: Thumpers 02-15-2015, 05:40 PM
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Views: 922,292
Posted By kawagumby
Do a search on this or any bike forum or...

Do a search on this or any bike forum or youtube...it's pretty easy. If you use an allen head with an impact wrench, you can spin out the bottom (compression ass'y) without any special tools. If...
Forum: Thumpers 02-15-2015, 05:31 PM
Replies: 16,424
Views: 922,292
Posted By kawagumby
That was a pretty good engine (in the off-road...

That was a pretty good engine (in the off-road model if there was a difference)...I know guys who stick them in the KX chassis to get a very nice trail bike, lighter chassis with a wide-ratio gear...
Forum: Thumpers 02-15-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 16,424
Views: 922,292
Posted By kawagumby
:lol3

:lol3
Forum: Thumpers 02-15-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 16,424
Views: 922,292
Posted By kawagumby
Resist the urge to be one with the herd. Embrace...

Resist the urge to be one with the herd. Embrace the extension of self that is the WRR and all it represents beyond material form. You have done well, Grasshopper, but now it is time to take the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-15-2015, 07:55 AM
Replies: 16,424
Views: 922,292
Posted By kawagumby
The "God" motorcycle. The glue of all...

The "God" motorcycle. The glue of all matter...our eyes interpret its color to be blue.

Not only can a WRR approach 107 mph, it can do so while also going 25 mph, or 50 mph. You see, it can...
Forum: Thumpers 02-14-2015, 03:03 PM
Replies: 16,424
Views: 922,292
Posted By kawagumby
The relative steering quotient must be factored...

The relative steering quotient must be factored in also...this reduces the 690R to WRR equivalency. And don't forget the coefficient of cool factor...orange ain't cool in the burbs...but is in the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-14-2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 16,424
Views: 922,292
Posted By kawagumby
Hmmm, Zombie Riders. Riding fast,...

Hmmm, Zombie Riders.


Riding fast, riding hard - hard to kill - brains to find, eat their fill.


Head shot? not while riding a zombie bike.
Shoot the bike? The WRR is bulletproof.
...
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 16,424
Views: 922,292
Posted By kawagumby
The KTM is worn out, has about 4 hours on it. ...

The KTM is worn out, has about 4 hours on it. The WRR is still tight with about 20,000 miles. Remember, the WRR is designed to be sold world-wide, not like KTM which targets Americans who don't keep...
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2015, 08:07 AM
Replies: 16,424
Views: 922,292
Posted By kawagumby
I'd rather get a mid-sized dual sport...more like...

I'd rather get a mid-sized dual sport...more like a torque-tuned 350 at no more than about 270 lbs, jap suspension (like some of the Husky's had) and an OTD price tag of no more than about 9K. and a...
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2015, 07:59 AM
Replies: 16,424
Views: 922,292
Posted By kawagumby
My first big-bore thumper was a WR426. It really...

My first big-bore thumper was a WR426. It really did remind me of my Western Auto roto-tiller...I think that was about the time my back started going bad....:lol3
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2015, 07:51 AM
Replies: 16,424
Views: 922,292
Posted By kawagumby
That's just not rational thinking. Why not just...

That's just not rational thinking. Why not just buy a D-9 caterpillar and not worry about turns? :lol3 If you're going that far, why not get a KTM with a huge engine like 690 cc's? Oh wait, they...
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 16,424
Views: 922,292
Posted By kawagumby
You're coming 'round, Bob. Good job.

You're coming 'round, Bob. Good job.
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