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Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 23,946
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Posted By bobbed06
Dont run a tank on mine either. Never have. I run...

Dont run a tank on mine either. Never have. I run the overflow hose straight down from the radiator long the frame rail.
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 23,946
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Posted By bobbed06
me personally i avoid interstates no matter what...

me personally i avoid interstates no matter what I am riding, even if its on my cruiser bike. I just despise the interstates when riding.

But if you must, I would use a small 38-40 tooth rear...
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 23,946
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Posted By bobbed06
The spacer is only there to clear the rib on the...

The spacer is only there to clear the rib on the stock steel tank, its not required on the IMS tank either.
Forum: Thumpers 08-11-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 23,946
Views: 4,069,033
Posted By bobbed06
That fella was right, those valves should have...

That fella was right, those valves should have been replaced with some one piece Wiseco Valves, shimmed to spec, and new seals installed. You can do the entire job, gaskets and all for under 200 bux....
Forum: Thumpers 08-11-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 24,703
Posted By bobbed06
:d

:d
Forum: Thumpers 08-10-2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 8,599
Views: 1,172,003
Posted By bobbed06
You would be surprised at how many "mechanics"...

You would be surprised at how many "mechanics" can screw up something as simple as a CV carburator. I would remove the carb, and disassemble it completely, check for damage. Its either a ripped CV...
Forum: Thumpers 08-10-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 8,735
Posted By bobbed06
Dealer service is only as good as manufacturers...

Dealer service is only as good as manufacturers providing the parts. It seems as everyone that has the last bit of good Huskies for example, TE 450 and 510 owners being the ones that stand out to me...
Forum: Thumpers 08-09-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 8,599
Views: 1,172,003
Posted By bobbed06
Too bad you arent in southeast nc.

Too bad you arent in southeast nc.
Forum: Thumpers 07-26-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 13,194
Views: 1,288,382
Posted By bobbed06
The way I decide how much slack i run on any...

The way I decide how much slack i run on any model bike is this....

Bike on lift, unhook suspension linkage, jack up wheel/swingarm until rear axle is level with countershaft. This is the tightest...
Forum: Thumpers 07-26-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 23,946
Views: 4,069,033
Posted By bobbed06
I have that same combo on my DRZ, and I chucked...

I have that same combo on my DRZ, and I chucked the MSR shifter in a vice with 2 pieces of wood (1 on each side padding jaws). Cranked the vise down until I achieved the shifter angle I wanted and...
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 9,850
Views: 430,780
Posted By bobbed06
Husky offers a low model for short peoples

Husky offers a low model for short peoples
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,739
Posted By bobbed06
Subscribed, and amazed that you are fitting so...

Subscribed, and amazed that you are fitting so many different model parts to one bike.
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 14,352
Posted By bobbed06
Spent many years in a shop wrenching on cars....

Spent many years in a shop wrenching on cars. Replaced hundreds of fuel pumps,injectors,o2 sensors, map sensors.....Now I work in the auto industry, and we still sell plenty of all of those parts,...
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 23,946
Views: 4,069,033
Posted By bobbed06
If you beat a clutch on a 4 stroke its lifespan...

If you beat a clutch on a 4 stroke its lifespan will be greatly reduced.Luckily its a fairly quick and painless task to swap clutch plates.

Reminds me of the time I smoked my clutch on my Ninja...
Forum: Thumpers 07-05-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 8,373
Views: 1,970,774
Posted By bobbed06
You KLR guys just do it right. Thanks for the...

You KLR guys just do it right. Thanks for the pics.
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 369
Views: 20,150
Posted By bobbed06
The people that always surface in these threads...

The people that always surface in these threads remind me of the school yard kids in a circle around a fight yelling oooh, and fight.

Whats even funnier is that these same few that surface in...
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 369
Views: 20,150
Posted By bobbed06
I have come to a conclusion....If there is a hate...

I have come to a conclusion....If there is a hate thread on ADV Rider regarding a specific bike, It is the bike of choice, go buy one and see what all the hate is about.

This means that the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-22-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 369
Views: 20,150
Posted By bobbed06
Back in the late 90s early 2000s, prior to the...

Back in the late 90s early 2000s, prior to the YZ400F,YZ426F,CRF450R, works 4 stroke bikes were built with both the XR400R and DRZ400K platforms. There were also 2 stroke specific MX events during...
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,711
Posted By bobbed06
DR350, XR 650L, XR 250L XT 225, XT 250, Plenty of...

DR350, XR 650L, XR 250L XT 225, XT 250, Plenty of choices.....My favorites are the DR 350, followed by the XR 650L
Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 23,946
Views: 4,069,033
Posted By bobbed06
Still running that Seat Concepts seat Ron?

Still running that Seat Concepts seat Ron?
Forum: Thumpers 06-07-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 23,946
Views: 4,069,033
Posted By bobbed06
I like the close ratio 5 speed as well. ...

I like the close ratio 5 speed as well.



I was given conflicting information when I was gonna do some upgrades that required welding on my frame. Some guys said it was ok to weld the frame with...
Forum: Thumpers 06-07-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 23,946
Views: 4,069,033
Posted By bobbed06
LOL /\ :rofl

LOL /\ :rofl
Forum: Thumpers 06-07-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 23,946
Views: 4,069,033
Posted By bobbed06
Yes, I chose to not install a kicker, I never ran...

Yes, I chose to not install a kicker, I never ran one on my woods quads either. You are correct there, and agree that the DRZ still feels a tad heavier at the seat than my 450 did. A tad, not much,...
Forum: Thumpers 06-07-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 23,946
Views: 4,069,033
Posted By bobbed06
Yep, and the 2014 KTM 500exc weighed in at 266...

Yep, and the 2014 KTM 500exc weighed in at 266 lbs when tested bone stock by Dirt Rider, and they broke the cases riding it without a skid plate. Add in the rad guards, hand guards, disc guards,...
Forum: Thumpers 06-07-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 477
Views: 71,839
Posted By bobbed06
Did these bikes roll off the showroom street...

Did these bikes roll off the showroom street legal? I am looking for a bike to get my girl friend started riding? She is a short lady as well as above poster /\

The TW 200 and DR 200 seem to be...
Forum: Thumpers 06-07-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 23,946
Views: 4,069,033
Posted By bobbed06
Lots of places to lose big chunks of weight on a...

Lots of places to lose big chunks of weight on a DRZ. In some regards you are correct, no amount of prep is gonna make ANY dual sport bike hit the scales at 245lbs. I guess thats my point. I agree...
Forum: Thumpers 06-06-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 23,946
Views: 4,069,033
Posted By bobbed06
If you are talking about the KTM 500 exc weighing...

If you are talking about the KTM 500 exc weighing in at 245lbs, you forgot to add some things required for real world use like hmmmm, FUEL, that adds about 18lbs, so now u at 265, add skid plate, HD...
Forum: Thumpers 06-06-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 23,946
Views: 4,069,033
Posted By bobbed06
What dual sport are u riding that weighs 245 lbs...

What dual sport are u riding that weighs 245 lbs prepped for off road? You may wanna hit the scales for a reality check, cuz u r almost in MX bike weights at 245

I run Ferrera valves, Wisecos dont...
Forum: Thumpers 06-06-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 23,946
Views: 4,069,033
Posted By bobbed06
Hellsickle has never sat on a well prepped DRZ,...

Hellsickle has never sat on a well prepped DRZ, his knowledge of a DRZ consists of his personal slap wore out DRZ 400e that was almost 15 years old on the stock piston, rings, valves, muffler...
Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 1,831
Views: 224,188
Posted By bobbed06
You guys have provided great information, and I...

You guys have provided great information, and I thank you for that. I live in the Southeast on the beach, so dual sports bring low money here. If i were to sell one myself I would offer delivery...
Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2014, 05:11 AM
Replies: 10,934
Views: 2,333,605
Posted By bobbed06
I really like that fuel tank. It fits...

I really like that fuel tank. It fits perfect.:freaky
Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2014, 05:01 AM
Replies: 1,831
Views: 224,188
Posted By bobbed06
Thanks Guys, I appreciate the replies. I think I...

Thanks Guys, I appreciate the replies. I think I am going to hold off on the purchase for now. I will look into the Sherpa. Thank You
Forum: Thumpers 06-04-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 23,946
Views: 4,069,033
Posted By bobbed06
What is the scoop on the Wolfman side racks being...

What is the scoop on the Wolfman side racks being discontinued. I just searched and found almost identical racks from BRMoto. Yet the BR Moto site shows Wolfman bags strapped on the BR Moto racks?
Forum: Thumpers 06-04-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 1,831
Views: 224,188
Posted By bobbed06
I am a certified tech myself, the bike needs the...

I am a certified tech myself, the bike needs the carb cleaned im sure, rims and spokes r oxidized, chain is rusty, plastics are faded, nuts and bolts rusty. bike is all stock. Any bearings that need...
Forum: Thumpers 06-04-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 1,831
Views: 224,188
Posted By bobbed06
KBB lists it at $1500-$2000 low and average...

KBB lists it at $1500-$2000 low and average price. I am looking for real world prices that you all consider a good deal, given its a sun faded, oxidized machine.
Forum: Thumpers 06-04-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 1,831
Views: 224,188
Posted By bobbed06
I have the opportunity to buy a 02 KLR 250 with...

I have the opportunity to buy a 02 KLR 250 with 10k miles on it. Bone stock, but has oxidation and sun damage from sitting outside. How much is a fair price? Can new plastic body parts be found still...
Forum: Thumpers 06-03-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,194
Posted By bobbed06
http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h398/Bobbed06/...

http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h398/Bobbed06/KTMframebroke_zpsde123832.jpg (http://s1107.photobucket.com/user/Bobbed06/media/KTMframebroke_zpsde123832.jpg.html)
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Forum: Thumpers 06-03-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 23,946
Views: 4,069,033
Posted By bobbed06
That sure does look like the long arm, and not...

That sure does look like the long arm, and not the short 2 inch arm. The short arm on the web page is not much larger than the wing nut.
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 23,946
Views: 4,069,033
Posted By bobbed06
I really just want the mirrors to be almost to...

I really just want the mirrors to be almost to the edges of my hand guards. I dont want them past my hand guards, that way if I decide to go trailing after work I dont have to fold em in to keep from...
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 23,946
Views: 4,069,033
Posted By bobbed06
Thanks for reminding me of the ADVer discount! I...

Thanks for reminding me of the ADVer discount! I forgot about that as well.

I will get the long elbows as you mentioned. I assume you meant that the RAM ball mounts under the Suzuki section were...
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