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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 01:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 338
Posted By C/W
^ This. There are a few plated WR450f's driving...

^ This. There are a few plated WR450f's driving around. There were some VIN's that weren't registered with DMV properly that would allow you to get a plate for the WR450. I believe this only...
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 6,972
Views: 1,335,529
Posted By C/W
Nothing wrong with being a fanboy! :clap I...

Nothing wrong with being a fanboy! :clap

I hope KTM & GoPRO paid for it. They made sure the gopro was tilted down so you could see the "GOPRO: BE A HERO" advert on the peak of Port's helmet.
...
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 6,972
Views: 1,335,529
Posted By C/W
I liked the film & thought they did a very good...

I liked the film & thought they did a very good job with the cinematography. Especially with the cameras they had (gopro, canon slr) The RC helicopter seen in the trailers didn't seem to make much...
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 901
Views: 134,510
Posted By C/W
Heh, I brought up the torque specs because one...

Heh, I brought up the torque specs because one person said tight but not too tight & you said tighter than you think. :)

When internet forums can't decide, best to query the factory.
...
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 901
Views: 134,510
Posted By C/W
There's an actual torque spec for the rim lock...

There's an actual torque spec for the rim lock nut - 12nm/8.9ftlbs.

I run ~15psi & haven't had any issues with the rear slipping yet (knock on wood).

I agree though, you shouldn't be having...
Forum: Ride reports 06-27-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 10,916
Posted By C/W
You may want to get the welder to add the...

You may want to get the welder to add the diagonal section in DRONE's picture that goes from the shock tower to the frame.

The entire shock tower structure (not just where it attaches to the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2014, 11:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 492
Posted By C/W
I'm 225 as well. I rode the stock suspension for...

I'm 225 as well. I rode the stock suspension for 15 hours of mixed road/offroad terrain.

The stock rear spring will bottom out with your weight & you won't be able to set sag correctly.

I sent...
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 95,412
Views: 17,936,792
Posted By C/W
Simple Green & a lot of elbow grease is what I...

Simple Green & a lot of elbow grease is what I used to get the marks off my DR. Fine grit sand paper is what I used on my KTM, not sure why the Simple Green didn't work on the KTM plastic.
...
Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 6,972
Views: 1,335,529
Posted By C/W
The 350exc has a modification to the oil pump for...

The 350exc has a modification to the oil pump for MY2015. I don't believe there's any (stated) change for the 500exc.
Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 6,972
Views: 1,335,529
Posted By C/W
Because I'm bored... *For MY 2015, the DDS...

Because I'm bored...

*For MY 2015, the DDS clutch (Damped Diaphragm Steel) is equipped with a further refined, lighter, single-piece basket, which together with its integrated primary gear, is...
Forum: Equipment 06-12-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 439
Posted By C/W
You'd have to look at your state & local laws. I...

You'd have to look at your state & local laws. I know here the only requirement is that the passenger must be able to touch the passenger pegs on their own.

I have a co-worker that drove his five...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-11-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,184
Posted By C/W
Just to be clear, where you are working - near...

Just to be clear, where you are working - near Civic Center Bart - is a crummy area. The prevalence of SROs in the area tends to lend to a wild west feeling.

Fortunately SF is a city where a few...
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 95,412
Views: 17,936,792
Posted By C/W
How many threads are left? Can you screw in a...

How many threads are left? Can you screw in a new spark plug at all?

Your best bet may be to insert a new spark plug with some JB Weld & never change that plug again.

After that, source a...
Forum: Equipment 06-09-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 941
Posted By C/W
As was mentioned, Bear canisters are a pain to...

As was mentioned, Bear canisters are a pain to carry.

I'm surprised no one has come up with a compressible bear canister yet. The biggest drawback is their bulk.

The good news (apparently) is...
Forum: Thumpers 06-07-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 6,972
Views: 1,335,529
Posted By C/W
It's the connector for the tripmaster switch.

It's the connector for the tripmaster switch.
Forum: Thumpers 06-06-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 6,972
Views: 1,335,529
Posted By C/W
Argh! My eyes! I hate looking at KTM wiring. ...

Argh! My eyes! I hate looking at KTM wiring. They may make nice motorcycles but their wiring is god awful. I haven't gotten around to sorting the wiring behind my headlight yet...
Forum: Thumpers 06-06-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 6,972
Views: 1,335,529
Posted By C/W
You'll have to assemble something yourself. My...

You'll have to assemble something yourself. My advice is to get a ktmtalk account and use the discount to buy some of the parts from Munns (http://142.0.244.174/munnracing/index.cfm?1=1) (using link...
Forum: Equipment 06-06-2014, 01:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 556
Posted By C/W
I have a 2010 Kendon 3 rail 'combo' trailer. I...

I have a 2010 Kendon 3 rail 'combo' trailer. I have zero experience with the drop-tail trailer.

The Kendon may "only" be 400lbs, but it is heavy to lift up & get into folding position. I do it...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-30-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,750
Posted By C/W
Sorry for your loss & hopefully it'll be found...

Sorry for your loss & hopefully it'll be found soon (in ok shape).

Other than not going to Vegas...anything we can learn about how you parked or locked your motorcycle so we can prevent it from...
Forum: Equipment 05-29-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 552
Posted By C/W
If you're in variable hot/rain/cold weather, then...

If you're in variable hot/rain/cold weather, then pack the smallest cheapest windbreak/rainsuit you can get. It doesn't have to be motorcycle specific, only that it works (in driving rain). That's...
Forum: Thumpers 05-27-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 735
Posted By C/W
Keep in mind you'll need to spend the $ to set up...

Keep in mind you'll need to spend the $ to set up the suspension regardless what bike you get. I'm 225 & just bought shock & fork springs for my stock 500exc.
Forum: Equipment 05-26-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,155
Posted By C/W
Glad you found what you were looking for. I...

Glad you found what you were looking for.

I was going to post, but then realized there were already 4 pages of answers.

With most down bags, a sleeping mat is going to be key to getting a...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-19-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 8,128
Posted By C/W
Congrats to OMC for running a great event this...

Congrats to OMC for running a great event this year. It felt there was a bigger OMC presence, but perhaps that was due to the orange OMC shirts. :)

Thanks for the on time course corrections & the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-13-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 8,128
Posted By C/W
Last year I was worried about the sound test as...

Last year I was worried about the sound test as well. Worried enough that I put the stock muffler of the DR650 back on. The sound test was essentially a drive by test at slow speed, so my worries...
Forum: Thumpers 05-09-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 864
Posted By C/W
Without a doubt, KLR. Unless you find one of the...

Without a doubt, KLR. Unless you find one of the other bikes (inc. DR) with *all* necessary upgrades to make it comfortable on a long trip. The other bikes are going to need bigger tanks,...
Forum: Equipment 05-07-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,290
Posted By C/W
I think the best choice is to buy two pairs of...

I think the best choice is to buy two pairs of gloves. One for highway pavement, preferably a gauntlet style, and a glove for slower riding.

A short glove can peel off in a high speed slide. In...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-05-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 8,128
Posted By C/W
Nice bash plate. :) As mentioned, it'll...

Nice bash plate. :)

As mentioned, it'll likely be dusty. I'd put a set of filter skins over the pod filters. Also makes sure that any breather ports on the carb have filters on them (improvise...
Forum: Equipment 04-29-2014, 12:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 565
Posted By C/W
I have a newer (2010) Kendon Dirt Bike/Combo...

I have a newer (2010) Kendon Dirt Bike/Combo trailer. Assuming the OP has the same or similar trailer.

The Kendon is well built (at least mine is). I've no objections to quality.

Some...
Forum: Thumpers 04-03-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,249
Posted By C/W
Heh, if it was possible I'd just get a WR450 :) ...

Heh, if it was possible I'd just get a WR450 :)

The Beta 520rs is looking good though.
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,249
Posted By C/W
That's out the door with tax? Or does Nevada get...

That's out the door with tax? Or does Nevada get their cut too?

How did you get them down to $9400? I'll have to give them a call tomorrow.
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,249
Posted By C/W
I think our timing is particularly bad...start of...

I think our timing is particularly bad...start of the season & virtually no dealer has motorcycles. I don't think any dealer is going to be offering a $9.5k OTD price on a bike that's sold out.
...
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2014, 12:38 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,249
Posted By C/W
I'm presuming your quoted price is out the door...

I'm presuming your quoted price is out the door (tax/title/registration/etc...). If so, that's not bad around here.

I'm looking for a 2014 500 exc as well and the best price I've gotten in CA has...
Forum: Thumpers 03-07-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,326
Posted By C/W
I'm in the same position as the OP. Am also...

I'm in the same position as the OP. Am also looking at the 500exc or the Beta 450rs.

Unfortunately it's hard to get test rides on these bikes. I missed a KTM demo day down in Holister last year....
Forum: Thumpers 03-07-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 5,734
Posted By C/W
There's a lot of good riding in the west, so in...

There's a lot of good riding in the west, so in that regards it's hard to choose wrong.

The biggest question would be "but would I want to live there?"

We only have experiences of where we've...
Forum: Latin America 02-21-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 421
Views: 68,056
Posted By C/W
My spanish is pretty poor, so I tried google... ...

My spanish is pretty poor, so I tried google...
...
Forum: Racing 01-14-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 616
Views: 64,777
Posted By C/W
Thanks. Interesting that he notes that the...

Thanks. Interesting that he notes that the Toyota (with the n/a 5.0l Lexus IS-F engine) is under performing at altitude and that he's expecting some changes (relaxed restrictor?) settings in the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2013, 07:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,120
Posted By C/W
Sounds like you have two issues. A fiddley...

Sounds like you have two issues. A fiddley neutral safety switch & a burned out clutch.

A burned out clutch will tighten the clutch pack up because there's less friction material to hold it...
Forum: Thumpers 06-21-2013, 11:35 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,795
Posted By C/W
The only bike I have at the moment is my DR650. ...

The only bike I have at the moment is my DR650. The last crash was on the Sheetiron a few weeks ago - lost the front end ~30mph on gravel. Nothing like watching the bike bouncing along on its...
Forum: Thumpers 06-21-2013, 04:57 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,795
Posted By C/W
Thumb Eh, it's sort of the ultimate compromise - it...

Eh, it's sort of the ultimate compromise - it doesn't do anything particularly well.

Although AdvGrifter did point out something that it excels at:

"The crashability of the DR650 is very...
Forum: Equipment 06-12-2013, 12:37 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,798
Posted By C/W
http://www.didchain.com/maintenance4.htm ...

http://www.didchain.com/maintenance4.htm

Interesting that it says to not use a brush to clean o-ring/x-ring chains.
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