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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... Yesterday, 02:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 597
Posted By mjskier
Maybe not obvious in your description, but you...

Maybe not obvious in your description, but you can have dry and cold.
Last year I was roasting as I left Ft. Collins in a mesh jacket, and froze my butt off by the time I reached the top of Mt....
Forum: Road warriors 05-21-2015, 04:19 PM
Replies: 2,243
Views: 445,947
Posted By mjskier
I'd be worried that the "slight rub" eventually...

I'd be worried that the "slight rub" eventually turns into a stuck throttle.
Stay WFO all the time. Problem solved :D
Forum: Road warriors 05-16-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 2,243
Views: 445,947
Posted By mjskier
http://mjskier.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/KTM-990-SMT...

http://mjskier.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/KTM-990-SMT/SMT-lightness/i-Gbz8Vkd/0/L/vreg1-L.jpg

See the V made by the frame? You can see the top of the bracket (in black) behind it:
...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-01-2015, 09:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,636
Posted By mjskier
One of the rear side window exploded on my...

One of the rear side window exploded on my 4-runner a few years back, on Timberline just south of Harmony in Ft. Collins.
I made a police report just in case there was a pattern, but my theory is...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-30-2015, 12:35 PM
Replies: 9,206
Views: 542,506
Posted By mjskier
Maybe just my browser setup, but I had to scroll...

Maybe just my browser setup, but I had to scroll all the way to the right to see the irony.
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2015, 05:18 AM
Replies: 3,743
Views: 372,680
Posted By mjskier
On the 07 it is 2 wires. Depending if they are...

On the 07 it is 2 wires. Depending if they are plugged in or not you get the mean or soft mode.
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 3,743
Views: 372,680
Posted By mjskier
I put one on my bike (07) a while back. It does...

I put one on my bike (07) a while back.
It does make a small difference. I remember a hare scramble that was so greasy that a bunch of 450 couldn't make it up a hill. I hit the switch and tractored...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-27-2015, 09:56 PM
Replies: 9,206
Views: 542,506
Posted By mjskier
That was the clue. If you entered that and the...

That was the clue. If you entered that and the rest of the sign in google, the first link was the right one.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-27-2015, 03:35 PM
Replies: 9,206
Views: 542,506
Posted By mjskier
I wonder if they had a smoke out a week ago... :D

I wonder if they had a smoke out a week ago... :D
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2015, 06:37 AM
Replies: 3,743
Views: 372,680
Posted By mjskier
All good suggestions. One more: If the bike...

All good suggestions.
One more: If the bike starts when you open the gas cap, the fuel vent is blocked. Happens quite a bit with these fancy shorty vents some people install
...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-19-2015, 09:10 PM
Replies: 16,605
Views: 2,681,702
Posted By mjskier
Hey, that's my old bike! Did you get it from...

Hey, that's my old bike! Did you get it from Devin Lenz?
(I kept that handlebar and put the stock one back when I sold it)
...
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2015, 09:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,002
Posted By mjskier
http://www.ktm950.info/how/Orange%20Garage/Engine/...

http://www.ktm950.info/how/Orange%20Garage/Engine/breakin/engine_breakin.html

This guy collected info from top engine builders, and he uses technical terms and some drawings so I think he is...
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2015, 04:46 PM
Replies: 3,743
Views: 372,680
Posted By mjskier
No way the bike in the craigslist pics is an 06. ...

No way the bike in the craigslist pics is an 06.
Unless he went trough great pain to mount an 03 and earlier rear fender and side number plates (which by itself would raise some serious questions)
...
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 3,743
Views: 372,680
Posted By mjskier
Pretty old though. From the rear number plates...

Pretty old though. From the rear number plates that looks like an 03 or earlier.
They have made a lot of progress in suspension and frame since then.

I forgot when they first started to get it...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-09-2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,364
Posted By mjskier
That makes sense in context. I told the Lectron...

That makes sense in context. I told the Lectron folks this was my single track bike. So low end is a lot more important to me.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-08-2015, 09:52 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,364
Posted By mjskier
Please do. I still don't understand how some...

Please do.

I still don't understand how some people get a 38 and are happy with it, and some people get a 36 (which is what the Lectron folk recommended in response to my email inquiry)

Do...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-03-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,745
Posted By mjskier
You should have installed GPS transmitters on...

You should have installed GPS transmitters on them (with automatic upload about their position) :evil
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-02-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,364
Posted By mjskier
What size lectron carb for the 300? My 07, and...

What size lectron carb for the 300?
My 07, and I think newer ones too, has a 36mm carb. But from looking around, some people put a 38mm lectron?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-XD3K9MwKl8
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-01-2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 9,206
Views: 542,506
Posted By mjskier
Not that difficult. As you mentioned before,...

Not that difficult. As you mentioned before, Goggle has several sites that list medal of honor recipients. Great tag.
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2015, 07:21 AM
Replies: 3,743
Views: 372,680
Posted By mjskier
What kind of data were you looking for? ...

What kind of data were you looking for?
Changing oil ratio changes the fuel/air mixture. So going to 1:15 without changing the jetting means you were running a lot leaner.
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2015, 08:54 AM
Replies: 3,743
Views: 372,680
Posted By mjskier
I put the oil first once in a new (empty) tank....

I put the oil first once in a new (empty) tank. Big mistake!
Got to the riding area and kicked forever. No luck.
Finally tried to drain the carb and pure oil came out. The oil just stuck to the...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-18-2015, 12:19 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,064
Posted By mjskier
Printing an Arduino support on a coworker's...

Printing an Arduino support on a coworker's Lulzbot Taz 5
Pretty cool machine. I'm kind of drooling over their new mini 3D (https://www.lulzbot.com/products/lulzbot-mini-3d-printer) but can't really...
Forum: Road warriors 03-02-2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 2,243
Views: 445,947
Posted By mjskier
I'm 6'3" and the bike feels very comfortable to...

I'm 6'3" and the bike feels very comfortable to me. I did switch to slightly lower pegs which means my knees tuck nicely under the tank sharp edge.
Forum: Road warriors 02-27-2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 2,243
Views: 445,947
Posted By mjskier
Can't you just use a screw extractor to get the...

Can't you just use a screw extractor to get the broken piece out? (without taking the fork apart)
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-18-2015, 07:44 PM
Replies: 9,206
Views: 542,506
Posted By mjskier
http://www.fcgov.com/historicpreservation/ghostsig...

http://www.fcgov.com/historicpreservation/ghostsigns.php
Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 3,743
Views: 372,680
Posted By mjskier
I know, me too! But my 07 is so well sorted out...

I know, me too!
But my 07 is so well sorted out that I don't feel like starting over.

http://mjskier.smugmug.com/Dirt-riding/Utah/Green-River-2014/i-jHCcg3Z/0/L/CAM00086-L.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 01-28-2015, 04:46 PM
Replies: 3,743
Views: 372,680
Posted By mjskier
I second the torch approach. I tried the water...

I second the torch approach. I tried the water and freezer method on a 4 stroke pipe and it didn't do anything.
No nitrogen for me, just compressed air, and making sure not to be in the line of...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-19-2015, 12:33 PM
Replies: 1,542
Views: 152,033
Posted By mjskier
TD04 turbo (for subaru 2.5 engine)?

My turbo went :kboom yesterday.
I'm talking to the mechanic tomorrow to see about options. But assuming I want to just replace it with the same and not spend too much:
Anybody has a low mile, good...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-06-2015, 10:55 AM
Replies: 9,206
Views: 542,506
Posted By mjskier
A little swallow on the hill told me there is a...

A little swallow on the hill told me there is a good chance of that. :D
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-04-2015, 09:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 965
Posted By mjskier
I watched an interview of DeCoster on...

I watched an interview of DeCoster on motoverte.com and he said they do the engines and suspensions for the Husky satellite teams. The interviewer joked that his night went OK with his bikes...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-03-2015, 11:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 965
Posted By mjskier
With the Hola Better chrome extension...

With the Hola Better chrome extension (https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/hola-better-internet/gkojfkhlekighikafcpjkiklfbnlmeio?hl=en)
you can watch the live stream shown in part of Europe...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-01-2015, 09:00 PM
Replies: 15,585
Views: 1,266,749
Posted By mjskier
Some of these guys need to watch the pros do it: ...

Some of these guys need to watch the pros do it:

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/VxBzvziYAdk?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-26-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,250
Posted By mjskier
http://australian.food.com/recipe/crock-pot-rabbit...

http://australian.food.com/recipe/crock-pot-rabbit-stew-192100 :evil
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-26-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,778
Posted By mjskier
I was getting very aggravated with my Toro blower...

I was getting very aggravated with my Toro blower dying after a few minutes of running.
Spark was good, gas was fresh. What else. Until I realized that there was no gas smell, even after cranking...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-24-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 15,585
Views: 1,266,749
Posted By mjskier
Yes, this is what it looked like after the flood:...

Yes, this is what it looked like after the flood:

http://mjskier.smugmug.com/Buckhorn-canyon-flood/i-dqs2TLr/0/L/_DSC5126-L.jpg
...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-21-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 417
Posted By mjskier
Maybe ask "Bar None" He has a Chinese copy of a...

Maybe ask "Bar None"
He has a Chinese copy of a Honda Monkey that he rides on the dragon. Different state and bike, but I have to assume he had to go through the plating process.
...
Forum: Thumpers 12-18-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 3,743
Views: 372,680
Posted By mjskier
No, but it might be in the manual. This is for...

No, but it might be in the manual.
This is for an 03, but the open chamber design hasn't changed much I would think...
http://www.karlstrommotor.se/upload/PDF/ktm12599-03%20manual%20gaffel.pdf
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-13-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,064
Posted By mjskier
I don't have one, and kind of assumed they were...

I don't have one, and kind of assumed they were still at the "do it yourself, tinkerer" stage.
So I was surprised to see Dremel getting in on the action a couple of months ago....
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-07-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 9,206
Views: 542,506
Posted By mjskier
The big chair and the dog don't show up on google...

The big chair and the dog don't show up on google map.
The start of the driveway looks a lot worse in your pic too.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-07-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 866
Posted By mjskier
I've never taken them seriously after seeing a...

I've never taken them seriously after seeing a used PW80 listed for more than the MSRP price of a new one.
The apparel guy is friendly. He loves to talk cars and supermoto.
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