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Forum: Airheads 09-08-2009, 09:12 PM
Replies: 465
Views: 114,014
Posted By KYkid
Do they make those Mofos tubeless, they sure look...

Do they make those Mofos tubeless, they sure look yummy.
Forum: Airheads 09-08-2009, 09:07 PM
Replies: 465
Views: 114,014
Posted By KYkid
There must be something wrong with me. I just got...

There must be something wrong with me. I just got 6500 miles out of a set of Enduro 3s and they didn't look much worse than the picture above. I use this bike mostly on the pavement(if I want to get...
Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2009, 09:22 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,791
Posted By KYkid
Round Two!

Round Two!
Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2009, 07:42 AM
Replies: 837
Views: 181,166
Posted By KYkid
As I look at all of these pictures of these...

As I look at all of these pictures of these awesome bikes, I am wondering what rear hubs everybody is using. Has anyone actually seen a problem with running rear hubs without the rubber cushions or...
Forum: Airheads 08-24-2009, 06:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,116
Posted By KYkid
Well, I'm back again. Just mounted the new tire...

Well, I'm back again. Just mounted the new tire and all is well. Clears the swingarm and Ohlins shock perfectly. Date code is 2409 if anyone is interested. Big thanks to Jesse at Avon for coming...
Forum: Airheads 08-22-2009, 09:58 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,116
Posted By KYkid
kidchampion, what do you think of the tire other...

kidchampion, what do you think of the tire other than the rub? Is this your first set of gripsters? What have you tried before? I still haven't received my new tire and I am anxious to ride them....
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2009, 06:24 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,791
Posted By KYkid
I'm sorry creep, I misunderstood the question. I...

I'm sorry creep, I misunderstood the question. I think will buy an 09 KTM 450 exc before they take off the radiators, cut the horsepower in half, put on a set of worthless soggy forks and add 50...
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2009, 06:10 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,791
Posted By KYkid
Hey man, nothing is perfect, you gotta give a...

Hey man, nothing is perfect, you gotta give a little to get a little. Water cooling does a bit more than add weight. It provides much more efficient cooling allowing for more compression and more...
Forum: Ride reports 08-15-2009, 10:06 AM
Replies: 233
Views: 27,948
Posted By KYkid
Ben, crummy news! This is Jeremy(your mechanic at...

Ben, crummy news! This is Jeremy(your mechanic at the KTM shop)I have been away and just heard about the accident. Sounds like you are pretty banged up. Hope you heal soon and are back on the bike....
Forum: Airheads 08-15-2009, 09:48 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,116
Posted By KYkid
For those who are interested, the date code on my...

For those who are interested, the date code on my old tire (the one that rubs) is 4108. I am not sure what dates are safe, but like I said earlier, I will post the date on my new tire also. If some...
Forum: Airheads 08-14-2009, 09:41 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,116
Posted By KYkid
No such luck on keeping the tire. I am supposed...

No such luck on keeping the tire. I am supposed to send the old tire back when the new one arrives.
Forum: Airheads 08-14-2009, 04:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,116
Posted By KYkid
Just got off the phone. My tire is supposed to...

Just got off the phone. My tire is supposed to ship out on Monday, which means I should have it by this time next week. I will update on how it fits. I will also post the date code for those...
Forum: Airheads 08-13-2009, 09:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,116
Posted By KYkid
Did he give you any idea when these new tires...

Did he give you any idea when these new tires might arrive? I haven't heard anything but I will be calling him again tomorrow.
Forum: Airheads 08-10-2009, 03:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,116
Posted By KYkid
I am back. On Friday I was told that I would have...

I am back. On Friday I was told that I would have a definite answer by today. Today I was told I would have a definite answer by the end of the week, and they will call in a couple of days. I am not...
Forum: Airheads 08-08-2009, 06:02 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,116
Posted By KYkid
I am leaving on a trip on the 28th of August so...

I am leaving on a trip on the 28th of August so there is a time issue, I don't want to be stuck the night before trying to make the rear tire fit.
I will try to find out more specifics on the date...
Forum: Airheads 08-07-2009, 09:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,116
Posted By KYkid
It is Friday and Avon is trying to locate a tire....

It is Friday and Avon is trying to locate a tire. Apparently they know what manufacture dates will fit, they just can't find one. My guy at Avon says he will call me on Monday because the sales...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-07-2009, 04:52 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,585
Posted By KYkid
I hate to admit it but I am starting to think...

I hate to admit it but I am starting to think like marksbonneville. My 88 GS is also a guzzler. I could probably let it slide if that was the only issue. The problem is about once a month, some issue...
Forum: Airheads 08-05-2009, 05:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,116
Posted By KYkid
Wrangler, you are probably right. I am sure...

Wrangler, you are probably right. I am sure nothing bad would happen, but like I said I am kinda anal about my tires. It is a mental thing and if you have no confidence in your tires, man you are...
Forum: Airheads 08-05-2009, 04:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,116
Posted By KYkid
I called Avon again because after a couple of...

I called Avon again because after a couple of days with no news I was getting curious. I was basically told the same thing about he was checking manufacture dates, warehouses, shipping, distributors...
Forum: Airheads 08-03-2009, 09:35 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,116
Posted By KYkid
I just spoke with customer service at Avon and...

I just spoke with customer service at Avon and they said they have a batch of Gripsters that were manufactured too wide. He is checking with the factory techs to see about sending a proper sized...
Forum: Airheads 08-02-2009, 06:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,116
Posted By KYkid
I sent Avon an email to see what their take is on...

I sent Avon an email to see what their take is on this situation. I am curious to see what they have to say. If anyone is interested, I will post their response.
Forum: Airheads 08-02-2009, 05:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,116
Posted By KYkid
Just put the 2mm spacer in and it still rubs the...

Just put the 2mm spacer in and it still rubs the swingarm and shock! Fortunately I have until the end of the month before my trip to resolve this but it is very irritating. I have always run...
Forum: Airheads 08-02-2009, 02:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,116
Posted By KYkid
I wish I had known this before I bought the...

I wish I had known this before I bought the tires, I would have stayed with tires that actually fit. Anybody want to buy some Gripsters?
Forum: Airheads 08-02-2009, 09:37 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,116
Posted By KYkid
R100gs rear tire rub

I just installed a new set of avon Gripsters on my 88 GS and they rub the swingarm. They are the proper size. I was running Metzeler Enduro 3 with no problems. Anybody have similar issues?
Forum: Racing 01-29-2009, 02:38 PM
Replies: 650
Views: 31,560
Posted By KYkid
So maybe the Mercedes analogy wasn't the best, ...

So maybe the Mercedes analogy wasn't the best, but my original point still stands. BMW could have found a company with a little better reputation than Kymco. I work on Kymco and euro motors...
Forum: Racing 01-29-2009, 01:08 PM
Replies: 3,076
Views: 170,436
Posted By KYkid
I am going to miss the very close racing of the...

I am going to miss the very close racing of the 250 class, very exciting. I hope the 4 strokes will be as entertaining.
Forum: Racing 01-29-2009, 12:33 PM
Replies: 650
Views: 31,560
Posted By KYkid
H How many Chinese made parts do you...

H


How many Chinese made parts do you think are in a 66 vw van?
Forum: Racing 01-29-2009, 12:29 PM
Replies: 650
Views: 31,560
Posted By KYkid
Do you want a Kia engine in your Mercedes?

Do you want a Kia engine in your Mercedes?
Forum: Racing 01-29-2009, 12:25 PM
Replies: 3,076
Views: 170,436
Posted By KYkid
Maybe they (dorna/fim) should consider outlawing...

Maybe they (dorna/fim) should consider outlawing the expensive electronics packages on the current GP bikes to cut costs.
Forum: Thumpers 01-29-2009, 12:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,462
Posted By KYkid
Closest dealer is 450 miles away, like I said not...

Closest dealer is 450 miles away, like I said not much for dealer network on the east coast. Thanks for the info, these bikes are becoming very interesting to me.
Forum: Racing 01-29-2009, 11:54 AM
Replies: 650
Views: 31,560
Posted By KYkid
Am I to assume it will be BMW Quality if it isn't...

Am I to assume it will be BMW Quality if it isn't built by BMW?
Forum: Racing 01-29-2009, 11:18 AM
Replies: 650
Views: 31,560
Posted By KYkid
I am not interested in the "made in ?????"...

I am not interested in the "made in ?????" debate. I have my opinion and I will keep that one to myself. I will say that I am very suprised (disgusted?) that BMW would allow KYMCO to build their 450...
Forum: Thumpers 01-29-2009, 10:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,825
Posted By KYkid
I had an 05 and if you pack reasonably light and...

I had an 05 and if you pack reasonably light and don't expect to set any land speed records it will do just fine. A buddy rode mine from Lexington, KY to Mid Ohio on backroads (55-60 mph 600 mile...
Forum: Thumpers 01-29-2009, 10:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,462
Posted By KYkid
Anybody riding a Beta?

I was wondering if anybody has had any experience with Betas. I know their 4 strokes use the old KTM RFS motor so reliability should be good. I want to know about the chassis, handling, ergos etc. I...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-17-2009, 02:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,493
Posted By KYkid
I initially just bolted the muffler and y pipe on...

I initially just bolted the muffler and y pipe on and ran the bike to get a baseline. With the stock jetting the bike actually made 5 more hp and torque was even. Mixture was slightly lean...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-16-2009, 06:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,493
Posted By KYkid
What systems have you tried? I am running a...

What systems have you tried? I am running a Staintune muffler with a Keihan "Y" pipe and I gained power plus throttle response is much crisper. How do I know? I made before and after dyno runs! I...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-01-2009, 10:42 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,400
Posted By KYkid
I have the same problem with my 88. Does it only...

I have the same problem with my 88. Does it only happen when it is cold outside?
I am going to try the new gaskets and I will let you know.
Forum: Thumpers 01-01-2009, 10:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,740
Posted By KYkid
check your local laws

I am a tech at a KTM dealer and we tag 2 and 4 strokes quite often. It is very easy here in Kentucky but may be more difficult elsewhere. It is true that KTM MSOs do not state "for off road use only"...
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