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Forum: Road warriors 05-20-2015, 08:06 AM
Replies: 10,201
Views: 1,678,827
Posted By B-Rod
Slack the fork stub pinch bolts and give it some...

Slack the fork stub pinch bolts and give it some good bouncing. See if it wasn't put together goofy, and you will be able to see if the is any stiction in the travel. After that, re torque (torque...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-19-2015, 08:54 PM
Replies: 12,089
Views: 2,671,629
Posted By B-Rod
Thanks. Just what I was looking for. I was...

Thanks. Just what I was looking for. I was thinking, like you, of the 3.5". Smack dab in the middle.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-18-2015, 08:03 PM
Replies: 12,089
Views: 2,671,629
Posted By B-Rod
Care to share the details regarding spoke...

Care to share the details regarding spoke lengths? Did Buchanan's or Woody give you the specs? I feel a 3.5 is in my future.
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 7,465
Views: 1,233,313
Posted By B-Rod
So easy. Instead of a seal driver, I cut a...

So easy.

Instead of a seal driver, I cut a short piece of 1 1/4" ABS pipe, cut it in half, and filed/ sanded the bottom outside edge of the semi circle you've just created. This will be used...
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2015, 03:08 PM
Replies: 6,821
Views: 1,457,287
Posted By B-Rod
http://www.betamotorcycles.net/Workshop_Manual.pdf

http://www.betamotorcycles.net/Workshop_Manual.pdf
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 7,465
Views: 1,233,313
Posted By B-Rod
Are we talking about jet kits or superchargers?...

Are we talking about jet kits or superchargers? Less talk, more pics!

Old bike

http://b-rod.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Moab-2015/i-B55hJ2c/0/XL/stryder-XL.jpg

New bike
...
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2015, 09:02 AM
Replies: 7,465
Views: 1,233,313
Posted By B-Rod
Sheesh! That is a lot! I paid $12 for mine in...

Sheesh! That is a lot! I paid $12 for mine in aluminum.

Braap

http://b-rod.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Moab-2015/i-hDQPgLb/0/X2/crop-X2.jpg
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-25-2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 447
Views: 80,577
Posted By B-Rod
I think the bike is beyond awful, and just...

I think the bike is beyond awful, and just because some serious talent did it, does it make it good?? That said, it ain't mine, it ain't the last SE on earth that they ruined, why should I care, or...
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 7,465
Views: 1,233,313
Posted By B-Rod
I have only tried one Motoz tire, Tractionator...

I have only tried one Motoz tire, Tractionator something or other, and granted, they wear like iron, but its at the expense of grip, control, but worse, it was totally unpredictable! Not since a...
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 7,465
Views: 1,233,313
Posted By B-Rod
Late to the party, but check KTMTalk for frames...

Late to the party, but check KTMTalk for frames and swing arms. There are always folks parting bikes out on that site.
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2015, 08:00 PM
Replies: 7,465
Views: 1,233,313
Posted By B-Rod
A Mich Desert on the coast? I've never tried one,...

A Mich Desert on the coast? I've never tried one, but if it's anything like the rear was, it's hard and slippery in wet conditions.

As for replacing the tire, I'll bet you would notice a...
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 7,465
Views: 1,233,313
Posted By B-Rod
I also think they'd be a PITA to clean vs stock...

I also think they'd be a PITA to clean vs stock foam air filters. I wouldn't have the patience. Stock is good. I'm also a lip greaser, and rarely clean the residual grease from the airbox. It just...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-12-2015, 06:55 PM
Replies: 447
Views: 80,577
Posted By B-Rod
I'll take the bike on Page 1. :D

I'll take the bike on Page 1. :D
Forum: Canada 03-31-2015, 03:00 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,240
Posted By B-Rod
Great magazine you have there Dallas. I love the...

Great magazine you have there Dallas. I love the gif in the corner, likely in response to the smoking letter. Too funny! It's a great way to pass the time when I'm sitting for hours in the flight...
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2015, 02:40 PM
Replies: 7,465
Views: 1,233,313
Posted By B-Rod
Gear oil is the same colour as clean engine oil,...

Gear oil is the same colour as clean engine oil, depending on how hard the clutch is used. Big clutch slipper, then it will darken it slightly in my experience. You re right though, measure when you...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-26-2015, 09:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,074
Posted By B-Rod
Ohhhhhhh, I've only filled up once so far, and...

Ohhhhhhh, I've only filled up once so far, and with the bike on the side stand, and it was gushing something awful by the time I got back from the cashier. Bike came with a Facet. HOW, Thanks Zuber.
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 7,465
Views: 1,233,313
Posted By B-Rod
Wow! Your disc guard has paid for itself!

Wow! Your disc guard has paid for itself!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-25-2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 12,089
Views: 2,671,629
Posted By B-Rod
Rode it quickly down a rutted out trail across...

Rode it quickly down a rutted out trail across the bald assed prairies. Gotta get used to a big bike again.

http://b-rod.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2006-KTM-Adventure-S/i-x6HGqx4/0/XL/IMG_3677-XL.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2015, 08:45 PM
Replies: 7,465
Views: 1,233,313
Posted By B-Rod
Don't know really. I've never had the issue...

Don't know really. I've never had the issue myself.
Forum: Ride reports 03-24-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 13,178
Posted By B-Rod
Good stuff! Keep it coming. :thumb

Good stuff! Keep it coming. :thumb
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 7,465
Views: 1,233,313
Posted By B-Rod
Once you have the correct amount in the gearbox,...

Once you have the correct amount in the gearbox, and the right amount in the crankcase, monitor it. The migration issue transfers engine oil into the gearbox volume. Crankcase oil leaks out of the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2015, 09:55 AM
Replies: 7,465
Views: 1,233,313
Posted By B-Rod
That should do it. Haha! Got love an...

That should do it.



Haha! Got love an answer that is to the point. Make him work for it!
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 7,465
Views: 1,233,313
Posted By B-Rod
Relax. It was oil coming out of a melted...

Relax. It was oil coming out of a melted breather, and nothing to do with oil migration, which is a whole other issue. It's also not something to get worked up about. If you are losing excessive...
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2015, 10:39 PM
Replies: 7,465
Views: 1,233,313
Posted By B-Rod
Mine did the exactly same thing while I was...

Mine did the exactly same thing while I was warming up the bike for an ice race. I feared the worst when I saw all the oil, but the problem was found, taped up and zip tied out of the way....
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-17-2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 19,612
Views: 8,278,650
Posted By B-Rod
I'll do my best. Now I know why folks coming off...

I'll do my best. Now I know why folks coming off a big bike to smaller thumper are so jacked about the size and flickability. This thing is heeeeeavy!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-17-2015, 09:28 AM
Replies: 19,612
Views: 8,278,650
Posted By B-Rod
I started my day on the other side of the...

I started my day on the other side of the country, drove 3 hours home to get the trailer, 4 hours to get the bike, and another 4 hours getting home. All said, it was a 21 hour day yesterday, but I'm...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-15-2015, 11:37 AM
Replies: 5,911
Views: 1,857,577
Posted By B-Rod
Nice SE. I love the PowerCell tanks.

Nice SE. I love the PowerCell tanks.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-13-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 721
Posted By B-Rod
Lowering the forks in the triples will buy you...

Lowering the forks in the triples will buy you some height reduction as well.
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2015, 11:15 PM
Replies: 7,465
Views: 1,233,313
Posted By B-Rod
There, that's all you needed to do. My springs...

There, that's all you needed to do. My springs have long since separated the ship, and all I use is the rubber retaining strap.
Forum: Thumpers 03-01-2015, 10:07 PM
Replies: 7,465
Views: 1,233,313
Posted By B-Rod
Here is one. Plenty of info on them as well....

Here is one. Plenty of info on them as well. Check youtube for DJH tensioner.

DJH Manual Tensioner (http://www.djhcyclesport.com/djh-tensioners/ktm-cam-chain-tensioner-2.html)
...
Forum: Thumpers 02-26-2015, 11:52 AM
Replies: 7,465
Views: 1,233,313
Posted By B-Rod
No kidding! It just seems wrong to have a motor...

No kidding! It just seems wrong to have a motor bouncing off the limiter, and all the while, fed with just enough oil to fill two juice boxes.
Forum: Thumpers 02-26-2015, 08:33 AM
Replies: 7,465
Views: 1,233,313
Posted By B-Rod
Safe. 70 hours is nothing. They are well sorted...

Safe. 70 hours is nothing. They are well sorted bikes. A few chaps on the internet had a few problems, but the web generally blows things out of proportion. The crank side has just 600ml of oil, so...
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 337
Posted By B-Rod
site:advrider.com ktm 530...

site:advrider.com ktm 530 (https://www.google.ca/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=site:advrider.com+ktm+530&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&gfe_rd=cr&ei=x-LsVL2DNdWXmAH7hIEY)
Forum: Face plant 02-22-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,063
Posted By B-Rod
Front brake mastery is required for off road....

Front brake mastery is required for off road. What looks like happened is a panic pull. I actually try to avoid the rear brake as much as I can, as skidding actually leads to acceleration and loss of...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-08-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 12,089
Views: 2,671,629
Posted By B-Rod
Nice! Where did all of the Gauloise 950s go?

Nice! Where did all of the Gauloise 950s go?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-02-2015, 01:46 PM
Replies: 1,365
Views: 265,844
Posted By B-Rod
Tip for grip, stay off the pavement. That'll take...

Tip for grip, stay off the pavement. That'll take the edge off in seconds.
Forum: Thumpers 01-31-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 6,821
Views: 1,457,287
Posted By B-Rod
If the rest of your bike is apart, the sprocket...

If the rest of your bike is apart, the sprocket can wait. The other option is an impact gun. That's what I use, and it comes right off. Hell sickle's is the most correct option.
Forum: Thumpers 01-30-2015, 07:36 PM
Replies: 7,465
Views: 1,233,313
Posted By B-Rod
I can't say I recall hearing of the G2 used on...

I can't say I recall hearing of the G2 used on the 530, but I can't imagine how throttle control is an issue on this bike. :dunno

Voile makes a 32" strap now....
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-26-2015, 11:58 AM
Replies: 447
Views: 80,577
Posted By B-Rod
Oh, I see the custom parts, as I watched Gregor's...

Oh, I see the custom parts, as I watched Gregor's Christini build. Full credit to the skill, but this build looks like it would be horrible to ride, unless I'm a finely groomed bearded man wearing...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-26-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 447
Views: 80,577
Posted By B-Rod
This, but mostly out of curiosity. Even with FCRs...

This, but mostly out of curiosity. Even with FCRs and Christini bits, this doesn't look like much more than a catalog piece. Even Rev'it would be able to stop the deluge of water spraying up off the...
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