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Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2015, 08:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 783
Posted By ntm1973
Sweet looking bikes! I noticed that your 2t...

Sweet looking bikes!

I noticed that your 2t has full on road gear. What country are you in? Did it come stock that way?
Forum: Thumpers 01-14-2015, 04:45 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 8,647
Posted By ntm1973
With the exception of the two up and the weird...

With the exception of the two up and the weird rear sprocket/brake thing, I think you pretty much need a ktm 500 exc lowered. Sorry if someone else mentioned it, I didn't read all the pages.
Forum: Thumpers 01-01-2015, 07:59 PM
Replies: 14,585
Views: 804,055
Posted By ntm1973
I fixed it for ya. :D

I fixed it for ya. :D
Forum: Thumpers 12-30-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 14,585
Views: 804,055
Posted By ntm1973
Are you kidding? I owned a klx250s and a...

Are you kidding?

I owned a klx250s and a wrr and sold he klx because the wrr handled better offroad (for me.) I have a ktm 250xcfw and it is light years ahead of the wrr and klx offroad. I know...
Forum: Thumpers 12-22-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,605
Posted By ntm1973
You said new plugs but did you check to see if it...

You said new plugs but did you check to see if it has spark?

What is the float bowl height set at?

What is the condition of the air filter?

Did you make sure the valves are in spec? ...
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 932
Posted By ntm1973
Totally different

Those bikes are very different and while they are both great motorcycles, they serve different purposes.

The KTM is a dirt bike that you can ride on the road. It will be better everywhere...
Forum: Thumpers 11-10-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 14,585
Views: 804,055
Posted By ntm1973
It was this exact post that I regret not...

It was this exact post that I regret not participating in this thread more! :D
Forum: Equipment 11-01-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 998
Posted By ntm1973
KTM jackets

Check out the KTM race lite pro jacket. It has lots of pockets and converts to a vest which is key for off road riding. The only downside is that is it not waterproof but a very small packable...
Forum: Equipment 11-01-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 691
Posted By ntm1973
Offroad Protective Gear for Women

I need to find a few items for my wife.

I'm looking for a quality pair of off road motorcycle boots, a ballistic body armor jersey (ala: fox or acerbis roost deflector style) and knee braces.
...
Forum: Thumpers 10-20-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 575
Posted By ntm1973
Actually, it is just the opposite of "people...

Actually, it is just the opposite of "people thinking they are better than everyone else"

I think that if you are smart enough to afford an very nice and expensive motorcycle, then I'm sure you...
Forum: Thumpers 10-20-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 575
Posted By ntm1973
I'll give you a crisp $20.00 and my 1996 dr650...

I'll give you a crisp $20.00 and my 1996 dr650 for everything but the skid plate, you can keep that and make up what you lost on the bike trade.

I commend you for advertising outside of the...
Forum: Thumpers 10-17-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 14,585
Views: 804,055
Posted By ntm1973
Kyns, I'm not sure what the 2015 WRF...

Kyns,


I'm not sure what the 2015 WRF has to do with WRR regret but.......

That new wrf does look really good but what does it have that a KTM XCFW doesn't already have? The maintenance...
Forum: Thumpers 10-10-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 24,110
Posted By ntm1973
No, I don't honestly think that, I was being...

No, I don't honestly think that, I was being sarcastic. Hence the :) at the end of my sentence.
Forum: Thumpers 10-09-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 24,110
Posted By ntm1973
Mark, You totally miss the point. If the...

Mark,

You totally miss the point. If the Japanese built a upscale dual sport it would be less expensive, better performing, more reliable and require less maintenance than a Euro brand. :)
Forum: Thumpers 10-06-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 24,110
Posted By ntm1973
Dirt bike service is in hours because the...

Dirt bike service is in hours because the manufacture doesn't know if you are slipping the clutch up some rocky, muddy goat trail or cruising on a dirt road. They assume the worst and recommend an...
Forum: Thumpers 10-06-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 24,110
Posted By ntm1973
Mark, There is nothing wrong with picking a...

Mark,

There is nothing wrong with picking a bike for your needs. If a klx250 or crf250 suit you needs, then great. I've had most of the major Japanese dual sports and enjoyed riding each and...
Forum: Thumpers 10-04-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,111
Posted By ntm1973
Ohenry, I want to make sure I am being...

Ohenry,

I want to make sure I am being clear here: Are you saying that your KLX will start without a battery? Because that is the only way to say that the ignition is separate from the...
Forum: Thumpers 10-03-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,111
Posted By ntm1973
Ohenry, I am not disagreeing that a carb...

Ohenry,

I am not disagreeing that a carb bike is simple and more full proof than FI but a wrr (and most FI bikes) can be bumped started the same as a KLX. Also, the KLX will not run with "no...
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,902
Posted By ntm1973
MT43 user here.

Because they work really well just about everywhere but certain kinds of mud and they last a long time. They also have lower rolling resistance on the road.
I ran a trials tire all summer and...
Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 14,585
Views: 804,055
Posted By ntm1973
This is worth pointing out for anyone stretching...

This is worth pointing out for anyone stretching their oil changes because of recommended mileage. I change my wrr every 1500 miles and that is probably to long when I am doing a lot of tight woods...
Forum: Thumpers 09-19-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 9,091
Posted By ntm1973
I replaced my klr with a dr650. The dr was much...

I replaced my klr with a dr650. The dr was much better offroad for a guy my size. On a whim, I picked up a klx250 used and cheap which was worlds better offroad than the DR, then to a WR250r and...
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 47,685
Views: 9,752,940
Posted By ntm1973
Sleddog, I'm impressed and intrigued by...

Sleddog,

I'm impressed and intrigued by your roadside replacement. Kudos to you!

Did you take the old pump out of the housing or did you figure out a way to rig it without taking the old...
Forum: Thumpers 09-07-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 624
Posted By ntm1973
Dual Sport Kits 2012+ KTM's

I recently picked up a 2013 KTM 250 xcfw and am trying to figure out what dual sport kit to go with.

I need:

A brake light activated by front and rear braking.

A horn.

Turn Signals
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 47,685
Views: 9,752,940
Posted By ntm1973
Just throwing this out there. The ultimate air...

Just throwing this out there. The ultimate air box mod looks harder than it is. The top comes off easy and the cutting doesn't take much time. Maybe a 2 hour job if you take your time. I can't...
Forum: Thumpers 09-01-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 6,370
Views: 951,383
Posted By ntm1973
The fe390 looks like an awesome bike. Is there...

The fe390 looks like an awesome bike. Is there anyway of knowing if the fuel pump/filter has been replaced when looking at a 2011 used bike?
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 15,045
Posted By ntm1973
We haven't had real "Capitalism" in this country...

We haven't had real "Capitalism" in this country for over a hundred years.

And to the OP and anyone else that routinely bitches about what companies do or don't make:

I don't think most...
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 47,685
Views: 9,752,940
Posted By ntm1973
Could it be something as simple as a loose...

Could it be something as simple as a loose ground?

Unfortunately, if you had ethanol gas sitting in the fuel system for all this time then you could have a problem with the injector or fuel pump....
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 47,685
Views: 9,752,940
Posted By ntm1973
Those FMF settings seem kind of rich to me,...

Those FMF settings seem kind of rich to me, especially with you being in CO. I run 2.5, 3, .5, 4, 4, 5 at see level with the "ultimate air box mod", stock filter and megabomb header. If your fan is...
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2014, 11:23 PM
Replies: 47,685
Views: 9,752,940
Posted By ntm1973
The terrain that needs clutch work with the 14...

The terrain that needs clutch work with the 14 would need it with a 13 in my experience.
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 47,685
Views: 9,752,940
Posted By ntm1973
I trimmed my case saver to fit the 14t but in my...

I trimmed my case saver to fit the 14t but in my opinion the whole changing out front sprocket thing is a bad idea on this bike and not necessary. The wrench needed to remove and properly toque the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 14,585
Views: 804,055
Posted By ntm1973
no regrets

Wow, I can't believe this thread is still going and even managed to include some sky ski and jet ski pics!

I see KTM riders get bashed for being fan boys and wrr riders get bashed for being...
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 47,685
Views: 9,752,940
Posted By ntm1973
FMF q4 stock Header

Is anyone running a FMF q4 with a stock header? I am thinking of going to the Q4 but I've seen a few reports of the mega bomb cracking at the welds in cold water. Has anyone gone from a stock...
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 47,685
Views: 9,752,940
Posted By ntm1973
Can you elaborate on what it does exactly? Is...

Can you elaborate on what it does exactly? Is it a shorter rotation? I thought the on off feel was a product of efi.
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 47,685
Views: 9,752,940
Posted By ntm1973
Good lighting

All loaded up for a camping/riding weekend at Allegheny National Forest.

What a great way to spend a few days! Although I am still on the fence regarding the MT43. Great on rocks and when dry but...
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 47,685
Views: 9,752,940
Posted By ntm1973
In that case, the groove isn't looking so...

In that case, the groove isn't looking so hot(about the same as mine looked before I pulled the piece for inspection and replaced it.) I would pull the plastic piece and have a good look at the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 47,685
Views: 9,752,940
Posted By ntm1973
You can't tell by looking at chain tension. I...

You can't tell by looking at chain tension. I replaced mine at 4,000 miles. I am now running a 14x49 and hope to get more mileage out of the next guide.
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 47,685
Views: 9,752,940
Posted By ntm1973
Suspension Setup

I've got about 1500 miles on my wr and like the bike a lot. However, the suspension seems to need some attention. I'm about 180lbs in all my gear and get 3.75'' of rear sag (after backing the...
Forum: Thumpers 11-24-2013, 09:24 PM
Replies: 14,585
Views: 804,055
Posted By ntm1973
+1 also, I think a lot people don't...

+1

also,

I think a lot people don't understand that the US dual sport market is small at best. It seems like a big deal to us because we are absorbed in it but the reality is that it is a...
Forum: Thumpers 11-24-2013, 02:24 PM
Replies: 14,585
Views: 804,055
Posted By ntm1973
I recently picked up a wr on closeout after...

I recently picked up a wr on closeout after riding a klx250s and a dr650 for the past few years. If money isn't an issue and I was trailering my bike to the riding area (or lived close to good...
Forum: Thumpers 11-23-2013, 12:38 PM
Replies: 47,685
Views: 9,752,940
Posted By ntm1973
Caucasian, Thanks for posting that. It is...

Caucasian,

Thanks for posting that. It is exactly the perspective I was hoping for. I am surprised that you said that it doesn't feel any different because it looks huge in comparison. I am...
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