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Forum: Thumpers 12-07-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 934
Posted By todd83-900t
Note: the Baja Design square light has a glass...

Note: the Baja Design square light has a glass lens that will crack and shatter eventually unless you take additional measures.

G-Dog: A picture or two of your setup would be appreciated. How...
Forum: The Garage 11-13-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 833
Views: 136,229
Posted By todd83-900t
Thanks you^3 More Questions: Will 425...

Thanks you^3

More Questions:

Will 425 work with acrylic plastics, say my tail light lens?

The local hardware store (orange) carries loctite super glue(s) that are blue. Are they just...
Forum: The Garage 11-13-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 833
Views: 136,229
Posted By todd83-900t
loctite for plastic holes

Dear Benevolent Stinky Finger,

Do you have any loctite suggestions for screws that are in blind plastic holes?

As you know KTM uses a special screw for plastics that look like a really...
Forum: Thumpers 11-06-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,790
Posted By todd83-900t
Thanks. I felt the same way. The X is a...

Thanks.

I felt the same way. The X is a beast and you can't relax on it while the EXC is more forgiving. I'll keep dreaming about a new EXC..........
Forum: Thumpers 11-06-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,790
Posted By todd83-900t
K^2 Any more progress on the X? I had...

K^2

Any more progress on the X?

I had my own version of 'rip to the tip' on a guided tour and we rode Honda's very similar to yours. I've considered buying one to be buddies with my KTM. Can...
Forum: Thumpers 10-29-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 6,567
Views: 1,329,828
Posted By todd83-900t
After the "newness" wears off

I'm sure others in the RFS brotherhood would love to hear feed back from those that have made the jump to new > 2012 EXCs or XC-W bikes and have some dual sport miles on them (> 5K miles). We've...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-18-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,359
Posted By todd83-900t
I'm leary of Piute Pass. The last time I went up...

I'm leary of Piute Pass. The last time I went up it, 4ish years ago West->East, it was approaching 'diode' status. Steep, loose rocks everywhere, jack the throttle, if you get kicked the wrong way...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-18-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,359
Posted By todd83-900t
All: Thanks for the info. Freak: It looks...

All: Thanks for the info.

Freak: It looks like you suffered through Bobby's Hole. That hill is listed under my definition of "diode."
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-15-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,359
Posted By todd83-900t
Where are the tasty goods in The Grand Staircase...

Where are the tasty goods in The Grand Staircase Monument? I've never sniffed around in the area between Escalante and Lake Powell.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-14-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,359
Posted By todd83-900t
Exploring Lake Powell on dirt bikes.

Idea:
Take a pickup loaded with gas, camping gear, 2 dirt bikes (450's), plenty of beer and explore the remote places around Lake Powell. Our modus operandi is to explore an area and then move...
Forum: Thumpers 07-28-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 6,567
Views: 1,329,828
Posted By todd83-900t
I have several sets of All-Balls wheel spacers on...

I have several sets of All-Balls wheel spacers on my work bench and that's where they'll stay. The surface that the seal lips ride on has been coated with something and it's NOT finely polished. ...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-15-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 542
Posted By todd83-900t
Thanks Crew. Yes, we will respect the storm...

Thanks Crew.

Yes, we will respect the storm clouds, FLASH-BOOM is not my idea of fun. I'll cut out the Horse Creek idea and dial it back a couple of clicks since this route is designed to be fun...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-14-2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 542
Posted By todd83-900t
Wanted: Advise from San Juan, Rico, Single Track Crew

I'm looking for a sanity check on the following route from the San Juan Single Track Crew:

Chapter 1: Highway 145 -> East Fork -> Bolam pass
Chapter 2: Bolam Pass -> to Hermosa Park -> Hermosa...
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 6,567
Views: 1,329,828
Posted By todd83-900t
I've tried the 7602 and Uptite racing vent...

I've tried the 7602 and Uptite racing vent filters and was not impressed. The 7602 filter media is too small, hard to change (with my old eyes) and there are too many lines. The Uptite unit allows...
Forum: The Garage 06-02-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 833
Views: 136,229
Posted By todd83-900t
Message received: You're creating a Loctite...

Message received: You're creating a Loctite "diode" whenever you use a retaining compound or 660. Proceed with caution.

Thanks for all the lesson.
Forum: The Garage 05-30-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 833
Views: 136,229
Posted By todd83-900t
Dr. Loctite, Can you recommend a product to...

Dr. Loctite,

Can you recommend a product to help mimimize movement between the countershaft sprocket and the shaft spines on say a 450? I've been using 290 and I'm considering 680. These shafts...
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 761
Posted By todd83-900t
Open the carburetor bowl drain *after* the bike...

Open the carburetor bowl drain *after* the bike dies. If there's no fuel you've found the culprit. It could be the gas cap, not allowing air in.
Forum: The Garage 03-30-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 833
Views: 136,229
Posted By todd83-900t
Sorry for the confusion but the threads of the...

Sorry for the confusion but the threads of the fasteners are free of corrosion. It's the smooth part of the bolt's that are rusting. For example, the body of the swing arm bolt or the dog bone...
Forum: The Garage 03-30-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 833
Views: 136,229
Posted By todd83-900t
Marine anti-seize or grease?

Dirty,

What do you put on your suspension linkage bolts and main swing arm bolt to prevent corrosion. I've tried BelRay water proof grease, grease mixed with molypaste and bacon grease. Over...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-23-2013, 10:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 574
Posted By todd83-900t
Tour of Idaho T1 route still open?

Greetings,

With the following road closures due to fires:
- Magruder Rd.
- Highway 12, between Lolo and Lolo pass.

Is there a way to get from Salmon -> Elk City/Lowell that does not involve...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-30-2013, 09:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,315
Posted By todd83-900t
More details please.

More details on your T1 ride pretty please. Were there any sections that were exceptionally difficult? What sections would you considered "Must See" Were the waypoints in the right places? Any...
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2013, 08:29 AM
Replies: 6,567
Views: 1,329,828
Posted By todd83-900t
Is 13 T counter sprocket hard on drive train?

I just switched the gearing on my '05 450 EXC from 14:50 -> 13:50 and love how it behaves in those snotty little single track situations.

Question: Is running a 13 tooth counter sprocket hard...
Forum: Thumpers 12-16-2012, 12:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,731
Posted By todd83-900t
Great question! For me I'll be looking...

Great question!

For me I'll be looking really hard at the 450X as my next dual sport bike. I own a 05 450 EXC and at 220 hrs 5,500 miles I've replaced: the water pump seals twice, cam shaft,...
Forum: Thumpers 10-18-2012, 12:51 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 71,295
Posted By todd83-900t
Hey Ned, I wondering if KTM has addressed...

Hey Ned,

I wondering if KTM has addressed some of the obvious deficiencies that plagued the RFS bikes. For example, unsealed Molex electrical connectors, butter soft wheel spacers, frequent...
Forum: Thumpers 08-07-2012, 08:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 965
Posted By todd83-900t
I asked this same question on KTMTalk a while...

I asked this same question on KTMTalk a while back. The majority of the replies thought is was the accountants revenge.

"I'm on my second KTM ('95 LC4 & '05 EXC) and on both bikes I'm surprised...
Forum: The Garage 08-05-2012, 08:12 AM
Replies: 833
Views: 136,229
Posted By todd83-900t
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: The Garage 08-03-2012, 02:37 PM
Replies: 833
Views: 136,229
Posted By todd83-900t
Oh Mighty Stinky, I'm looking for some magic...

Oh Mighty Stinky,

I'm looking for some magic Loctite potion that will be applied externally and seep into the gasket between the two engine cases and seal up an oil leak that is dribbling from...
Forum: Thumpers 08-02-2012, 08:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,038
Posted By todd83-900t
5 cautionary votes in favor of gambling and 0...

5 cautionary votes in favor of gambling and 0 votes opposed....hhhmmm.

JB Weld Experts:

The patch would cover a region where the two engine cases meet, behind the oil filters. There won't be...
Forum: Thumpers 08-01-2012, 09:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,038
Posted By todd83-900t
GO or NOGO: 450EXC + JBWeld + TAT??

I'm two weeks away from leaving on my TAT (CO->OR) trip and my 450EXC motor is leaking oil between the oil filters at the case gasket. How I landed in this bucket of crap is a separate story...
Forum: Ride reports 01-13-2012, 08:08 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 34,497
Posted By todd83-900t
+3

+3
Forum: Ride reports 12-10-2011, 09:07 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 34,497
Posted By todd83-900t
Chippity chop chop chop on this RR, please.

Chippity chop chop chop on this RR, please.
Forum: Thumpers 12-09-2011, 08:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,278
Posted By todd83-900t
Granite Gear dog packs

For day trips I use the medium size doggie packs by granite gear:

/http://www.sierratradingpost.com/granite-gear-ruff-rider-dog-pack-large~p~3647u/...
Forum: Ride reports 11-19-2011, 11:56 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 34,497
Posted By todd83-900t
Please continue!!!!

Please continue!!!!
Forum: Thumpers 10-25-2011, 10:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 672
Posted By todd83-900t
The tall Enduro Engineering seat barely fits an...

The tall Enduro Engineering seat barely fits an '05 450 exc with a safari 15 L tank. The threaded hole is roughly 10mm off of where it should be. When the seat is bolted down it's loosely attached at...
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2011, 09:22 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,602
Posted By todd83-900t
You already know this but I think a cooling...

You already know this but I think a cooling system pressurization test and oil analysis are in order.
Forum: Ride reports 09-03-2011, 09:24 AM
Replies: 351
Views: 74,429
Posted By todd83-900t
Why I love GP RR's

GP, you should write a book. Neither Edward Abby or Neil Peart could come up with these:

"Cyphering with the 276C, I plot a path around people."

"The pressure drop was in effect. If you look...
Forum: Equipment 07-24-2011, 03:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,151
Posted By todd83-900t
I purchased the Hornet for an upcoming ALCAN...

I purchased the Hornet for an upcoming ALCAN highway ride on a DL 650. In the past I've used my dirt bike helmet and goggles on shorter highway trips and found it too noisy and painful in the rain. ...
Forum: Equipment 07-24-2011, 08:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,151
Posted By todd83-900t
I should have purchased a street helmet

Here's another data point on the uselessness of the peak. I rode into the sun yesterday evening and no matter how I tilted my neck I couldn't get relief from the sun. I primarily ride dirt bikes so...
Forum: Thumpers 10-10-2010, 10:34 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 21,797
Posted By todd83-900t
From my KTMTalk post in 2005 On my 1995...

From my KTMTalk post in 2005

On my 1995 LC4-400 RXC, here are the resistance measurements on a cold engine from the SEM K11 stator

Red-Green 1.715 K Ohms
Red-Black 1.683 K Ohms
Green-Black...
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2010, 11:13 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 841
Posted By todd83-900t
DRZ400S: manual petcock + layover = flooded

I recently installed a larger safari tank on my green DRZ400S with a manual petcock and when the bike is layed on it's side it floods and is really snotty to start. If I lay my friends stock blue...
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