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Forum: Road warriors Today, 10:19 AM
Replies: 2,910
Views: 469,139
Posted By mtntrails
All of you FZ-09 owners must be having a lot of...

All of you FZ-09 owners must be having a lot of fun on your new bikes - thread went to page 3.

So, does anyone have the new Hepco-Becker luggage systems (topcase and/or panniers & racks) set up on...
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2014, 12:11 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,911
Posted By mtntrails
Huh? No issue at all. That's what these bikes...

Huh? No issue at all. That's what these bikes were built for.

I bought a 2nd set of wheels with a cush hub, D606s and no rim locks for my 400EXC for dual sporting, but my dual sport rides require...
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 43,649
Views: 8,304,700
Posted By mtntrails
Thanks 10Cup - much appreciated. Looks good...

Thanks 10Cup - much appreciated.

Looks good - I'm in for a pair.
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2014, 01:29 AM
Replies: 522
Views: 44,582
Posted By mtntrails
Yep, I'm enthusiastically waiting to see the 390...

Yep, I'm enthusiastically waiting to see the 390 Enduro. Last Fall there were photos of a supposed 390 Enduro / Motard test mule up on one of the European magazine's websites. I'm surprised we have...
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2014, 12:43 AM
Replies: 43,649
Views: 8,304,700
Posted By mtntrails
10Cup - would you mind posting a photo or two of...

10Cup - would you mind posting a photo or two of your Zeta lever? Do you also have the brake lever?
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 522
Views: 44,582
Posted By mtntrails
Early Summer Bump... There was a...

Early Summer Bump...



There was a thread going over the last week or two - a dealer or "insider" confirming a WR450R.

Another currently active thread laments the DRZ400 being long in the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-14-2014, 03:11 AM
Replies: 43,649
Views: 8,304,700
Posted By mtntrails
Good timing on these luggage posts. I'm...

Good timing on these luggage posts.

I'm getting down to the finishing touches on my 2010 WR250X/R build and have been struggling a bit with luggage choices. I have a set of Wolfman Expedition Dry...
Forum: Ride reports 06-08-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 31,377
Posted By mtntrails
Yeah, that's a cool little bike shop. I'm not...

Yeah, that's a cool little bike shop. I'm not much of a bicyclist, but I bought a Cannondale from them back in the mid 90s. Still have it and ride occasionally. I'll have to get back there.

The...
Forum: Ride reports 06-06-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 31,377
Posted By mtntrails
Excellent!

Subscribed...

Poppawheelie - thanks for this thread - just discovered it today.

Our very good friends Walter & Pam are on this trip with you. Please give them both a big hug from Jim & Joni.
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 43,649
Views: 8,304,700
Posted By mtntrails
Thanks henrymartin - I've always been an advocate...

Thanks henrymartin - I've always been an advocate for a proper crossbar on even the smallest pannier racks. Your point about twisting the subframe makes some sense.

I look forward to seeing the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2014, 01:25 AM
Replies: 43,649
Views: 8,304,700
Posted By mtntrails
Excellent! Will there be a rear crossbar or...

Excellent!

Will there be a rear crossbar or an option for a rear crossbar?
Forum: Thumpers 03-14-2014, 11:52 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,961
Posted By mtntrails
There are plenty of new Yamaha WR250Rs for <$6000...

There are plenty of new Yamaha WR250Rs for <$6000 here on the east coast.
Forum: Thumpers 03-14-2014, 02:31 AM
Replies: 43,649
Views: 8,304,700
Posted By mtntrails
BrianF - thanks for posting those pix - nice...

BrianF - thanks for posting those pix - nice racks! They would be perfect for carrying the Wolfman Dry Saddlebags and/or RotoPaxs.
...
Forum: Thumpers 03-07-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 43,649
Views: 8,304,700
Posted By mtntrails
Thanks huron52 - brianf has the SL racks -...

Thanks huron52 - brianf has the SL racks - looking to see pix of those.

The SU racks that you have are excellent.
Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2014, 02:14 AM
Replies: 43,649
Views: 8,304,700
Posted By mtntrails
BrianF - would you mind shooting some pix of the...

BrianF - would you mind shooting some pix of the SL racks on your bike? The Happy Trails web page does not show it on the bike.
Forum: Vendors 03-03-2014, 02:29 AM
Replies: 307
Views: 62,749
Posted By mtntrails
jackpiner57 - thank you for developing these...

jackpiner57 - thank you for developing these racks. We have a pair of Yamaha WR250Xs. Your racks would fit the bill for these bikes. I would ask that you engineer a cross brace into the design - even...
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 43,649
Views: 8,304,700
Posted By mtntrails
These look to be the closest thing to the old...

These look to be the closest thing to the old Wolfman / BBriggs racks...

http://www.happy-trail.com/Yamaha-WR250R/SL-Side-Rack-WR250R.aspx


Happy Trails' more traditional SU Racks are pretty...
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2014, 02:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 573
Posted By mtntrails
My 2008 SMC did this (and flameouts) when the ecu...

My 2008 SMC did this (and flameouts) when the ecu was set in the "high performance" mode. I clicked it back to "normal" mode, did the 15 minute idle and the problem went away.
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2014, 01:41 AM
Replies: 43,649
Views: 8,304,700
Posted By mtntrails
Johnny - that's a great looking X. Please tell me...

Johnny - that's a great looking X. Please tell me about your wheel & tire setup.

I'm in the midst of setting up a 2010 X for dualsport travel.

Would you mind posting a few more pix of the bike...
Forum: Thumpers 02-14-2014, 02:58 AM
Replies: 43,649
Views: 8,304,700
Posted By mtntrails
Dunlop D606

A lot of you are running D606s on your WRRs. So, what kind of mileage under what conditions are you getting out of them?
Forum: Thumpers 01-27-2014, 02:19 AM
Replies: 43,649
Views: 8,304,700
Posted By mtntrails
MotionPro makes longer cables specific to the WRR.

MotionPro makes longer cables specific to the WRR.
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2014, 03:08 AM
Replies: 43,649
Views: 8,304,700
Posted By mtntrails
Cool shirt - just ordered. I'm just getting...

Cool shirt - just ordered.

I'm just getting started on a WRX build and will order a Sandman Case Saver.
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2014, 02:36 AM
Replies: 43,649
Views: 8,304,700
Posted By mtntrails
Yes - I'm about your size and have traveled...

Yes - I'm about your size and have traveled extensively on a WRR. Gearing is important. For my situation, 13-45 w/ 130 Mefo Explorer rear tire (Metzeler Karoo T up front) works well. I'm typically...
Forum: Thumpers 01-02-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 43,649
Views: 8,304,700
Posted By mtntrails
Does the whistling noise increase and decrease...

Does the whistling noise increase and decrease with RPMs?
Forum: Thumpers 01-02-2014, 02:49 AM
Replies: 2,030
Views: 299,855
Posted By mtntrails
Chris - sorry to hear about your bike. It's so...

Chris - sorry to hear about your bike. It's so disheartening to have such a major issue. I'm also very interested to hear about what component(s) failed. Big kudos to KTM for stepping up to replace...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-01-2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 431
Views: 76,808
Posted By mtntrails
Does the 4.6 gallon fuel tank from the 950 SMR...

Does the 4.6 gallon fuel tank from the 950 SMR fit on the SE?
Forum: Thumpers 12-28-2013, 03:32 AM
Replies: 7,105
Views: 1,365,131
Posted By mtntrails
The bigger advantage of an external oil cooler on...

The bigger advantage of an external oil cooler on this bike is to add much needed oil capacity. I did not see where TwinAir mentions how much additional oil their coolers add. If you pull up the...
Forum: Beasts 12-18-2013, 11:55 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 21,306
Posted By mtntrails
Yeah - it didn't occur to me til after my first...

Yeah - it didn't occur to me til after my first post in the thread :lol3
Forum: Beasts 12-18-2013, 11:52 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 21,306
Posted By mtntrails
Yes! A V7 based Stelvio sounds excellent.

Yes! A V7 based Stelvio sounds excellent.
Forum: Beasts 12-15-2013, 12:54 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 21,306
Posted By mtntrails
What market? With a modern, fully adjustable...

What market? With a modern, fully adjustable suspension, it would be in a class by itself. I would be happy to pay more for a more capable bike.
Forum: Beasts 12-14-2013, 07:54 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 21,306
Posted By mtntrails
I would love to see a scrambler iteration of the...

I would love to see a scrambler iteration of the V7 Stone. With a sub 400 lb curb weight and 5.8 gallon fuel tank, I think it would be a great platform for an adventure bike. Instead of full-on...
Forum: Thumpers 12-13-2013, 12:58 PM
Replies: 43,649
Views: 8,304,700
Posted By mtntrails
So, the Speedo Healer does not compensate the...

So, the Speedo Healer does not compensate the odometer?
Forum: Thumpers 12-11-2013, 11:52 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 29,959
Posted By mtntrails
Excellent! The 690 SM was the first 690 out...

Excellent!

The 690 SM was the first 690 out of the gate back in 2007. The Enduro and SMC followed in 2008.
Forum: Orange Crush 11-28-2013, 07:01 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,119
Posted By mtntrails
11/27/07 on my 2008 I'm also curious about...

11/27/07 on my 2008

I'm also curious about the mfg dates of 2009s
Forum: Thumpers 11-27-2013, 03:47 AM
Replies: 43,649
Views: 8,304,700
Posted By mtntrails
When discussing gearing, it's important that we...

When discussing gearing, it's important that we reference tire choices. Many of you who are running 13/47 gearing are also running D606s which are far taller than stock tires, TKC80s, Mefo Explorers,...
Forum: Thumpers 11-27-2013, 03:17 AM
Replies: 3,858
Views: 1,216,720
Posted By mtntrails
GR8ADV - looking forward to seeing pix of your...

GR8ADV - looking forward to seeing pix of your first adventure on your new 690!
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2013, 03:11 AM
Replies: 43,649
Views: 8,304,700
Posted By mtntrails
Has anyone installed a RAD Cush Hub on their R or...

Has anyone installed a RAD Cush Hub on their R or X?

I'm getting ready to build a set of dirt wheels (18/21) for my 2010 X. Last year, I built an extra wheel set for my old 400EXC and opted for a...
Forum: Thumpers 11-25-2013, 02:57 AM
Replies: 499
Views: 179,868
Posted By mtntrails
SteveO - thanks for your reply yesterday on the...

SteveO - thanks for your reply yesterday on the 500 mega thread. Your comments and the pix above are excellent. It sounds like you are doing some pretty extensive traveling on it. What is the longest...
Forum: Thumpers 11-24-2013, 12:32 AM
Replies: 1,167
Views: 207,381
Posted By mtntrails
Good question. The bike looks great! ...

Good question.

The bike looks great!

I signed up for for their email list a few weeks ago and also posed the question of eventual availability in the US. I did get a reply from their...
Forum: Thumpers 11-24-2013, 12:00 AM
Replies: 7,105
Views: 1,365,131
Posted By mtntrails
ecarnell - just curious... why do you sound...

ecarnell - just curious... why do you sound surprised? Have you heard of failures / rebuilds at under 300 hours / 8000 miles?
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