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Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2015, 05:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 638
Posted By Off the grid
07+ EXC are plateable in CA, but finding an 07 is...

07+ EXC are plateable in CA, but finding an 07 is tough. I've seen earlier models plated, but worry that the plate could be pulled at any time.

And yeah, any Japanese 250 will suffer in the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2015, 04:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 638
Posted By Off the grid
Plated KTM, Husky, or similar.

Plated KTM, Husky, or similar.
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2015, 08:23 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 37,651
Posted By Off the grid
Oh, the EXC will do street miles no problem. It...

Oh, the EXC will do street miles no problem. It remains one of the most comfortable bike on the road for me, with it's open cockpit and ergos.

It's just that it's home in the dirt. The gnarlier,...
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2015, 10:04 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,870
Posted By Off the grid
Or make a WR450R with the 250 gearbox, FI, and...

Or make a WR450R with the 250 gearbox, FI, and engine specs.

/shrug

Might as well wish for a pony while you're at it.

For offroad, the Euros own the market. End of story.
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,870
Posted By Off the grid
+1

+1
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2015, 08:07 PM
Replies: 26,824
Views: 3,861,551
Posted By Off the grid
Thanks mate. I know there are companies that can...

Thanks mate. I know there are companies that can make springs, but I was hoping for a drop-in set of springs that I put in every bike I've owned like RaceTech, Edibach, etc.

Looks like I'm SOL,...
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 579
Posted By Off the grid
The Sherpa is surprisingly light, nimble and has...

The Sherpa is surprisingly light, nimble and has a bunch of torque. It's not refined in any way, but it is capable. I rode with a guy that had one, we swapped bikes for a bit, him on my 450EXC and me...
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2015, 01:05 AM
Replies: 26,824
Views: 3,861,551
Posted By Off the grid
Hey folks, I picked up this sweet 09 610TE with...

Hey folks, I picked up this sweet 09 610TE with 6800 miles on the ODO about 2 weeks ago. My last bike back East was an 05 450 EXC.

Everyones seen a bike on a truck before, but a truck on a bike?...
Forum: Thumpers 01-30-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,192
Posted By Off the grid
Almost any bike from Europe made after 2009.

Almost any bike from Europe made after 2009.
Forum: Thumpers 01-27-2015, 12:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 474
Posted By Off the grid
For an RFS bike in the snotty NE, there are a few...

For an RFS bike in the snotty NE, there are a few things that are a must.

1. JD jet kit.
2. Lower bar Rad cap. (with engine ice)
3. Fan kit.
4. All the engine/caliper protection you can...
Forum: Vendors 01-26-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 9,106
Posted By Off the grid
Put me down for one.

Put me down for one.
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2015, 09:59 PM
Replies: 26,824
Views: 3,861,551
Posted By Off the grid
That was exactly it, mate. I also swapped out the...

That was exactly it, mate. I also swapped out the Leo Vance because I need to get the bike CA approved.
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 26,824
Views: 3,861,551
Posted By Off the grid
I was concerned about some slop in the battery...

I was concerned about some slop in the battery compartment as well, but I put a small roll of documents and a 20$ bill which tightened it up.

But really, the battery is so light that I'm not...
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2015, 02:57 AM
Replies: 26,824
Views: 3,861,551
Posted By Off the grid
Thanks for the suggestions, guys. I went to the...

Thanks for the suggestions, guys. I went to the dealer today and picked up this puppy for about 160.

It's smaller than the existing battery was, and amazingly light. It's almost comically light....
Forum: Thumpers 01-24-2015, 08:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,198
Posted By Off the grid
You know, if you lose some fkn weight it will...

You know, if you lose some fkn weight it will make this entire process, and your riding way easier/better.

Fat bastard. :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 01-24-2015, 03:43 PM
Replies: 26,824
Views: 3,861,551
Posted By Off the grid
The battery in my new-to-me TE is dead. Is the...

The battery in my new-to-me TE is dead. Is the 200$ cost of the Yuasa YTZ12S battery worth it?
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2015, 10:28 PM
Replies: 26,824
Views: 3,861,551
Posted By Off the grid
When you get your new TE but can't ride it..... ...

When you get your new TE but can't ride it.....
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/908/L0o0Tt.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,042
Posted By Off the grid
The problem is not as much the riding...

The problem is not as much the riding compartment, but the ergos.
That picture, like the Honda designs are over 20 years old! :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2015, 08:59 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,042
Posted By Off the grid
The Honda is tall, but it's riding compartment is...

The Honda is tall, but it's riding compartment is tiny compared to the DR and especially any Euro bike. The seat-to-peg and seat-to-bar distance is like a motocross bike from the 70s. If you like the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,042
Posted By Off the grid
You're actually a middleweight in ADV terms....

You're actually a middleweight in ADV terms. :lol3

Plenty of bikes out there for you to research, the most important thing is for you to really pin down what you want to do with it.

Me? I love...
Forum: Thumpers 01-14-2015, 12:20 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,644
Posted By Off the grid
People with brand loyalty=:eek1:lol3:photog

People with brand loyalty=:eek1:lol3:photog
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2015, 10:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,198
Posted By Off the grid
PS your chain is way too tight, Jesse. :deal ...

PS your chain is way too tight, Jesse. :deal

It should look almost too loose.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/821/dscn0359b.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2015, 09:58 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,644
Posted By Off the grid
The XRR isn't a terrible bike for the money. In...

The XRR isn't a terrible bike for the money. In fact, it's one of the best engines the big 4 have ever made.

That said, I consider actually starting the bike while hot part of "reliability."
So...
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2015, 09:11 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,644
Posted By Off the grid
Yeah, you guys are wrong. But it's all good....

Yeah, you guys are wrong.

But it's all good.

The XRR is a decent engine mated to shitty everything else and a 20yr old design.

But yeah, it holds up today for sure. :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,644
Posted By Off the grid
Yes I have. Why would I comment on it otherwise?

Yes I have. Why would I comment on it otherwise?
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2015, 01:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,198
Posted By Off the grid
I believe I had the highest rate spring that...

I believe I had the highest rate spring that Racetech made for my 05 EXC. I can't recall if it was progressive or not. It was still a bit undersprung. :cry
Forum: Thumpers 01-12-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,644
Posted By Off the grid
IF you can start it. :deal

IF you can start it. :deal
Forum: Thumpers 01-12-2015, 03:23 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,644
Posted By Off the grid
The XRR is in no way, shape or form more reliable...

The XRR is in no way, shape or form more reliable than a KTM or TE.
In fact, the XRR is much harder to do maintenance on.

But hey, enjoy. Riding is all that matters.
Forum: Thumpers 01-12-2015, 01:28 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,644
Posted By Off the grid
I'm not going to shit on your new purchase, but...

I'm not going to shit on your new purchase, but you're incorrect on the parts in red. The kick-start especially will be total hell in hot climates.
Good luck.

Oh, you should've/could've gotten...
Forum: Thumpers 01-11-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,195
Posted By Off the grid
If you look around and aren't afraid to...

If you look around and aren't afraid to drive/have shipped you can pick up a well-sorted Husky TE610 for around 3500 bucks. With FI, excellent suspension, that sweet 6-speed and weight around what a...
Forum: Thumpers 01-10-2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 26,824
Views: 3,861,551
Posted By Off the grid
1. I think you did great, and have more...

1. I think you did great, and have more mechanical inclination than you think. :thumb
2. Don't ever be concerned about "clogging up a thread." This is what the threads are for, and I guarantee other...
Forum: Thumpers 01-10-2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 6,394
Views: 956,260
Posted By Off the grid
Yeah, my last off-road bike was an 05 450 EXC,...

Yeah, my last off-road bike was an 05 450 EXC, which is why I was leaning towards the Berg.

But hey, I'm getting older and there's less snotty trails on the Left Coast, so......:lol3
Forum: Thumpers 01-09-2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 6,394
Views: 956,260
Posted By Off the grid
Well fellas I lost that 570 up north a day before...

Well fellas I lost that 570 up north a day before I was going to go check it out, cash in hand.

The good news is I picked up this sweet TE610 for about 2k less.
2009, 6k miles. ...
Forum: Thumpers 01-06-2015, 09:04 PM
Replies: 26,824
Views: 3,861,551
Posted By Off the grid
Maybe bring it in and more upright? You've got...

Maybe bring it in and more upright? You've got the right idea, though! What year is your TE?
Forum: Thumpers 01-05-2015, 12:19 AM
Replies: 26,824
Views: 3,861,551
Posted By Off the grid
+1

+1
Forum: Thumpers 01-03-2015, 11:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,549
Posted By Off the grid
That's a cool bike!!

That's a cool bike!!
Forum: Thumpers 01-01-2015, 12:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,549
Posted By Off the grid
Why are you limiting yourself to Japanese bikes? ...

Why are you limiting yourself to Japanese bikes?

You are missing out on the most fun bikes made by the Euro brands and Beta, etc.
Forum: Thumpers 12-27-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,644
Posted By Off the grid
Actually the 690 and WRR are comparable. ...

Actually the 690 and WRR are comparable.

How?

The weight is nearly identical. (around 305lbs dry)
The usage is nearly identical.
They both can be turned into kickass ADV bikes.

How...
Forum: Thumpers 12-25-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 26,824
Views: 3,861,551
Posted By Off the grid
Yeah, I have them on my Tiger. Badass. Are the...

Yeah, I have them on my Tiger. Badass. Are the stock cables long enough?
Forum: Thumpers 12-25-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 26,824
Views: 3,861,551
Posted By Off the grid
Strange, when I google "TE610 handlebar risers"...

Strange, when I google "TE610 handlebar risers" it shows this (http://www.cycoactive.com/Store/2876/PN-410-0124/Handlebar-Risers-24-mm-Husqvarna-TE-250-310-449-450-510-511-630)

Which looks like my...
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