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Forum: Racing 04-21-2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,676
Posted By Country Doc
Doubtful but I will check the barn when I get...

Doubtful but I will check the barn when I get home. Wish I bought the m15 instead of the m16!!

I took it to a m/c shop with a tire changing machine and they couldn't get the bead off either. I...
Forum: Racing 04-21-2015, 06:13 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,676
Posted By Country Doc
Thanks BD for the tip on the airlock! It...

Thanks BD for the tip on the airlock!

It does seem insanely tight. I installed a correctly sized Mefo mousse in a Motoz recently and it was a piece of cake compared to the Mich bib in the Desert...
Forum: Equipment 04-20-2015, 01:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 647
Posted By Country Doc
Been wearing the RallyMax for years, it's a...

Been wearing the RallyMax for years, it's a brilliant product and has plenty of venting. I run a vented jersey underneath the summer with no issues.

dc
Forum: Canada 04-20-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 928
Posted By Country Doc
Orange is good for KTM parts. They are in my...

Orange is good for KTM parts. They are in my experience, by FAR the most reliable and prompt with shipping. I haven't noticed their pricing being any better or worse than other places, but they are...
Forum: Racing 04-20-2015, 12:54 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,676
Posted By Country Doc
My understanding is you don't need the front rim...

My understanding is you don't need the front rim lock, but the rear is a good idea.

I installed a Mich front rally mousse in a narrow 1.6 regular KTM rim with a Mich Desert front tire, as my...
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 7,370
Views: 1,208,704
Posted By Country Doc
How much sag are you running? PDS bikes behave...

How much sag are you running? PDS bikes behave better with a bit more sag. Like 105mm or so.
Forum: Airheads 04-13-2015, 01:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,137
Posted By Country Doc
I'd bet on the diaphragm hole too. Identical...

I'd bet on the diaphragm hole too. Identical symptoms to my previous experience. It does sounds like a fuelling issue.

dc
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2015, 05:29 AM
Replies: 7,370
Views: 1,208,704
Posted By Country Doc
Did you try filling / bleeding the slave cylinder...

Did you try filling / bleeding the slave cylinder on the bench like Rekluse suggest for their slaves?

sounds super frustrating!

dc
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2015, 07:33 AM
Replies: 374
Views: 32,759
Posted By Country Doc
Anyone have a picture of a 300mm travel 690? I'd...

Anyone have a picture of a 300mm travel 690? I'd be interested to see how that looks.

Not a cheap mod but would be pretty cool.

dc
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2015, 07:15 AM
Replies: 9,063
Views: 1,903,487
Posted By Country Doc
Both sets of OC forks that I've had had a lot of...

Both sets of OC forks that I've had had a lot of stiction, even after obsessive alignment and realignment.

My current forks were rebuilt by a suspension shop and they put in some fancy expensive...
Forum: Racing 04-08-2015, 07:20 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,337
Posted By Country Doc
There was a big mixup with numbers at Sandblast...

There was a big mixup with numbers at Sandblast that weren't ready in time. Not sure what the plan is for the rest of the year.

Anders?

dc
Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 7,370
Views: 1,208,704
Posted By Country Doc
I don't think that starting when hot is a symptom...

I don't think that starting when hot is a symptom of a slipping starter torque limiter (I would imagine it would be harder to start when COLD if that was the symptom - certainly that was the case for...
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 7,370
Views: 1,208,704
Posted By Country Doc
Replace the cover with the billet hard parts one....

Replace the cover with the billet hard parts one. The steel cover might be warped.
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 9,063
Views: 1,903,487
Posted By Country Doc
I also find the new frame to be more cramped. My...

I also find the new frame to be more cramped. My 09 feels rangier and larger than the new bikes.

Sounds like you've already done the typical things though...not sure what else is possible. Bars...
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 7,370
Views: 1,208,704
Posted By Country Doc
Mine did a similar thing last fall during a...

Mine did a similar thing last fall during a rally. Had to stall it out to kill it. Which, by the way, is really hard with a Rekluse!! Not even the kill switch worked. Key still controlled the lights...
Forum: Racing 03-22-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 662
Views: 43,375
Posted By Country Doc
A few shots of mine from the rally, and some my...

A few shots of mine from the rally, and some my wife took while spectating.

http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd287/decurran/Sandblast%202015/DSC00037_zpsfxcakvbc.jpg...
Forum: Racing 03-21-2015, 05:28 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,337
Posted By Country Doc
I will almost certainly be there, 95%. Just...

I will almost certainly be there, 95%.

Just gotta figure out the bike situation first. :cry
Forum: Thumpers 03-20-2015, 08:19 PM
Replies: 9,063
Views: 1,903,487
Posted By Country Doc
Ok, maybe you mean that there is a new inner hub...

Ok, maybe you mean that there is a new inner hub included (that's the Core part, IIRC). I've installed core exp 3.0s in my 09 450exc and my (stolen) '14 450xcw and neither included a basket.

dc
Forum: Thumpers 03-20-2015, 06:59 PM
Replies: 7,370
Views: 1,208,704
Posted By Country Doc
You need the clamping force of the CS nut and...

You need the clamping force of the CS nut and washer to make that seal effective, or yeah, it will leak oil.

One of the commonest reasons for a CS seal leak on these bikes is a worn-out...
Forum: Thumpers 03-20-2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 9,063
Views: 1,903,487
Posted By Country Doc
I think you mean, the EXP has the clutch "slave"...

I think you mean, the EXP has the clutch "slave" included.

It uses the stock KTM basket, as do all the Rekluse kits.

dc
Forum: Racing 03-16-2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 662
Views: 43,375
Posted By Country Doc
Absolutely. Great news Bill! Your positive...

Absolutely. Great news Bill! Your positive attitude is amazing, considering what you've been through!

dc
Forum: Racing 03-15-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 662
Views: 43,375
Posted By Country Doc
Great to see you back here Dave!! dc

Great to see you back here Dave!!

dc
Forum: Racing 03-08-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 662
Views: 43,375
Posted By Country Doc
Here's a couple of mine at scrutineering. Should...

Here's a couple of mine at scrutineering. Should be easily identified. It has (had?) a new suede Renazco seat with a Dakar logo on the top and a map pocket on the front, and a BD squadron led...
Forum: Racing 03-08-2015, 04:53 AM
Replies: 662
Views: 43,375
Posted By Country Doc
Awful news!! Get better soon Bill, and Dave...

Awful news!! Get better soon Bill, and Dave Charlton (seasider).

Our thoughts are with you guys.

dc
Forum: Racing 03-04-2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 662
Views: 43,375
Posted By Country Doc
Or you're racing Black River, in which case...

Or you're racing Black River, in which case almost the whole day is chill-out time. :bubba
Forum: Racing 03-04-2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 662
Views: 43,375
Posted By Country Doc
It seems like plenty of time, but it FLIES by. ...

It seems like plenty of time, but it FLIES by.

No time to chill out for the most part.

dc
Forum: Vendors 03-04-2015, 08:40 AM
Replies: 1,812
Views: 243,383
Posted By Country Doc
I received my Kreiga gear yesterday - R25, US5,...

I received my Kreiga gear yesterday - R25, US5, hydra pack, tool roll. I have had other Kriega gear before - a US 10, US 20, and an R15. I like all the Kriega stuff I've had so far.

HOWEVER...I...
Forum: Racing 03-03-2015, 08:49 PM
Replies: 662
Views: 43,375
Posted By Country Doc
:thumb

:thumb
Forum: Racing 03-03-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 662
Views: 43,375
Posted By Country Doc
Thanks guys! Yeah, I meant one of those...

Thanks guys!

Yeah, I meant one of those little MSR roll charts.

See y'all in a few days. Blinding snowstorm and minus-15 here right now.

dc
Forum: Racing 03-03-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 662
Views: 43,375
Posted By Country Doc
Anyone have a roadbook I can borrow? I...

Anyone have a roadbook I can borrow?

I can't find my little one. Must have tossed it after installing the F2R last year but I don't have all the big rally gear this time.

Too late for me to...
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 596
Posted By Country Doc
I cut the valve stem out of an old tube and used...

I cut the valve stem out of an old tube and used it without the valve core (in lieu of a tubeless rim insert, which would be better). Still no love.

frustrating!

dc
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 9,063
Views: 1,903,487
Posted By Country Doc
The Eastern Beaver kit of 3 is a really nice...

The Eastern Beaver kit of 3 is a really nice piece of kit. Super well made, comes with all kinds of nice waterproof connectors, tucks in beside the air box nicely.

I have one installed on my 450...
Forum: Thumpers 03-01-2015, 08:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 596
Posted By Country Doc
Can't seat the bead with a bib mousse!

Officially frustrated with this problem.

My first mousse was a Michelin front rally mousse which is so ridiculously large and tight fitting that the bead seated immediately, but the tire feels...
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2015, 08:57 PM
Replies: 9,063
Views: 1,903,487
Posted By Country Doc
I've been wiring up the Sicass kit on my...

I've been wiring up the Sicass kit on my new-to-me 2014 XC-W tonight, and I ran across a capped plug in the airbox/wiring harness area labelled "MILD".

I assume this is a map plug (ignition)? I...
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2015, 06:10 PM
Replies: 9,063
Views: 1,903,487
Posted By Country Doc
Thanks - I did end up installing the 280 as I was...

Thanks - I did end up installing the 280 as I was worried about the kind of situation you described. Hope it works well!

dc
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2015, 07:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 498
Posted By Country Doc
I elected to go with a semi-auto for my 9 yr old,...

I elected to go with a semi-auto for my 9 yr old, as I really wanted him to focus on balance, safety, braking, etc. rather than worrying about clutch safety.

That part is working fine, but it's...
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2015, 07:33 AM
Replies: 9,063
Views: 1,903,487
Posted By Country Doc
Spent some time talking to a couple of Rekluse...

Spent some time talking to a couple of Rekluse guys this morning. They said either spring is fine, but they said the difference is in the "hardness" of the engagement - the stiffer spring makes the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-17-2015, 05:39 PM
Replies: 9,063
Views: 1,903,487
Posted By Country Doc
For those of you running the Rekluse Core EXP in...

For those of you running the Rekluse Core EXP in your bikes, did you install the higher tension Belleville spring? Some people say absolutely, others say it doesn't matter, and only makes the clutch...
Forum: Racing 02-17-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 662
Views: 43,375
Posted By Country Doc
S12s are a great choice and wear slowly. Perfect...

S12s are a great choice and wear slowly. Perfect for sandblast.

13/52 is a bit short but I would suggest that 14/48 is a bit tall, or as tall as you'd want. The sand sucks a lot of power and...
Forum: Vendors 02-14-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 1,812
Views: 243,383
Posted By Country Doc
That's great, thanks Michael. I only will use a...

That's great, thanks Michael. I only will use a US5 or 10 so I might just try the included mounting system with the 5 first, and buy the rack loops if it's too fiddly to use with the US 10.

Great...
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