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Forum: Thumpers 09-19-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 1,043
Views: 161,253
Posted By ChasM
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Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 2,368
Views: 357,680
Posted By ChasM
The gas tank shrouds on the 13 L tank also have...

The gas tank shrouds on the 13 L tank also have this radiator protection feature.
Forum: The Garage 09-18-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 777
Posted By ChasM
Anaerobic Gasket Maker

These products are excellent and work much better than the standard Yamabond and Threebond stuff. Excess Yamabond internally hardens and can break off clogging filters, etc, while the anaerobic...
Forum: Thumpers 09-17-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 2,368
Views: 357,680
Posted By ChasM
Acerbis 13 Liter Tank

The HardParts 13 liter tank is made by Acerbis and uses the 1/4 turn cap. It is a great tank with plenty of room for the OEM fan.
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 2,368
Views: 357,680
Posted By ChasM
I have used the orange tanks on three of my bikes...

I have used the orange tanks on three of my bikes and have no trouble seeing the fuel level.
Forum: Thumpers 09-13-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 545
Posted By ChasM
Make sure that you also get the eccentric stem so...

Make sure that you also get the eccentric stem so that you can actually adjust back and forth between 18 And 20mm, otherwise you will running a straight 19mm offset.
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 1,043
Views: 161,253
Posted By ChasM
For what it's worth, I have had to replace...

For what it's worth, I have had to replace leaking fork seals on most all my Japanese bikes between 1967 and 1996 on almost a yearly basis however since 1996 on my Euro bikes I have never had to...
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 538
Posted By ChasM
Tubliss with 2.50" Rims

That's good to hear.

A friend of mine is also successfully using Tubliss with a 2.50" rim.
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 7,371
Views: 1,467,584
Posted By ChasM
Narrowing Stock Bars

I have tried narrowing stock bars in the past but found that this didn't leave enough room for the bar controls, etc. The best solution for me was to replace the stock bars with the Renthal FatBar...
Forum: The Garage 09-11-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 12,793
Posted By ChasM
Is WD40 a Lubricant?

As a test, squirt some WD40 in the bottom of an empty aluminum soda can and let it evaporate overnight. The residue left is definitely a fairly viscous oil.
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 1,043
Views: 161,253
Posted By ChasM
Plus 2.

Plus 2.
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2014, 04:18 PM
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Views: 1,034,204
Posted By ChasM
JD Blue vs Red Needles

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Hey George, as you know I am an even older guy with an even worse memory however the blue needle (richer) is for low elevations and the red needle (leaner) is for higher elevations. ...
Forum: Thumpers 09-06-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 304
Posted By ChasM
Coolant in Oil

The easiest thing to do first would to replace the two water pump seals. This can be done without dismantling the engine. A second possibility of course is a leaking head gasket.
Forum: Thumpers 09-06-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,335
Posted By ChasM
Cush Hub Necessity?

Since the 500 EXC is already equipped with a well-designed damped clutch basket, a cush hub would likely be unnecessary overkill.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-27-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,287
Posted By ChasM
I wonder how removal of the cat would affect the...

I wonder how removal of the cat would affect the factory warranty? I doubt that BMW would look at that very kindly.
Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 16,822
Posted By ChasM
I prefer 14/48 for a good overall gearing ratio. ...

I prefer 14/48 for a good overall gearing ratio. 14/48 is actually the stock gearing for 520/525's prior to 2007. It cruises nicely at higher speeds however it is a little tall for the tightest...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-22-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 872
Posted By ChasM
Fan Turn-on Temp

The fan in my bike turns on at 212. The fan noise is very obvious, especially at lower speeds.
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 6,642
Views: 1,034,204
Posted By ChasM
Thermo-sensor Temp Setting

I would suggest 200 F (93 C). There is no sense in setting it lower than 200 F unless you want the fan running all the time. 200 F will keep the engine plenty cool enough.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-20-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 872
Posted By ChasM
Thank you. :thumb

Thank you. :thumb
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 2,368
Views: 357,680
Posted By ChasM
13/52 is much lower than 14/50. As I indicated...

13/52 is much lower than 14/50. As I indicated before, 13/52 gearing would not be much fun on the road.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-19-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 872
Posted By ChasM
Rapid Engine Temp Increase in '14 GSW

I know that this has been discussed before but I wonder what the consensus is? After starting the cold engine followed by several miles on the road at 65-75 mph, the engine temp quickly increases to...
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 2,368
Views: 357,680
Posted By ChasM
13/48 should be just fine for almost anything. ...

13/48 should be just fine for almost anything. 14/52 would be almost the same gearing and would require a longer chain. I would say that 13/52 gearing would have little or no benefit or at least...
Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 813
Views: 122,845
Posted By ChasM
With single rim lock wheels it will take roughly...

With single rim lock wheels it will take roughly 3 ozs for the front and 5 ozs for the rear to balance both wheels. Make sure that both wheels are balanced. You can easily do a rough balance on a...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-14-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,552
Posted By ChasM
I realize that this is apples to oranges, however...

I realize that this is apples to oranges, however I had a custom Sargent seat on my KTM 990 SMT. While it was very comfortable while sitting, the increased width of the seat made it more difficult...
Forum: Thumpers 08-14-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 6,353
Views: 1,249,658
Posted By ChasM
Leaking Sight Glass

Since the unsealed bolt threads directly into the oil cavity, the sealant on the bolt is the definitive fix.
Forum: Thumpers 08-12-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 830
Posted By ChasM
Note that Rotella T (15W/40) is petroleum based...

Note that Rotella T (15W/40) is petroleum based and Rotella T6 (5W/40) is synthetic. Both oils are JASO MA approved.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-07-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 2,662
Views: 340,529
Posted By ChasM
I have never noticed any undo heat from my '14...

I have never noticed any undo heat from my '14 GSL. While riding I can feel some engine heat on either side if I lean down and feel it with my bare hands but otherwise nothing excessive. I just got...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-06-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 1,536
Views: 101,259
Posted By ChasM
Two wheel fanatic, both dirt and street. Live in...

Two wheel fanatic, both dirt and street. Live in Loomis. For info on our excellent local dirt bike group, click on www.trailbikesportsmen.org.
Forum: Equipment 08-05-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 878
Posted By ChasM
I just now ran across this post and had a good...

I just now ran across this post and had a good laugh. I just finished a 2 day 650 mile ride in NorCal. Unfortunately the last 80 miles was in 110 degree bumper to bumper traffic. I was almost in...
Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,914
Posted By ChasM
I totally agree.

I totally agree.
Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 332
Posted By ChasM
Did you buy the bike new? What is the current...

Did you buy the bike new? What is the current jetting? The standard 'D' taper needle can easily be improved upon.

An excellent jetting combo used and recommended by many is the OCEMP needle (or...
Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 2,368
Views: 357,680
Posted By ChasM
You will most likely fall in love with the auto...

You will most likely fall in love with the auto clutch.

The core EXP works much better than the standard EXP basically due to the fact that it has two extra clutch plates. The standard EXP works...
Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 7,371
Views: 1,467,584
Posted By ChasM
Sometimes all that is wrong is that the battery...

Sometimes all that is wrong is that the battery is a little loose and loses contact. Sometimes all that is needed is a piece of cardboard wedged under the battery cover to snug the battery down more.
Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 486
Posted By ChasM
The OEM quick release plate is excellent but is...

The OEM quick release plate is excellent but is not very heavy duty. I cracked (broke) two of these, one on my '04 540 EXC and one on my '08 HTR 350 XCF-W. If you do not ride in rocks, you should...
Forum: Thumpers 07-27-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,914
Posted By ChasM
Note that he has already re-geared the bike to an...

Note that he has already re-geared the bike to an extremely low 13/52.
Forum: Equipment 07-25-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 326
Posted By ChasM
I use a Striker computer on my Beta and like it...

I use a Striker computer on my Beta and like it very much. It has lots of useful features and seems to be plenty robust enough. The functions I use the most are: speedo/hour meter, trip meter,...
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 1,043
Views: 161,253
Posted By ChasM
It's really too bad that Slavens no longer does...

It's really too bad that Slavens no longer does suspension work!! What a loss.
Forum: The Garage 07-22-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,468
Posted By ChasM
LHRB and Auto Clutch

I have used the LHRB and auto clutch on four dirt bikes since 2002. Early on I found it very easy to adapt to both. The auto clutch has been a godsend in the nasty stuff and basically everywhere...
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,676
Posted By ChasM
KTM has used single filters since 2008. The only...

KTM has used single filters since 2008. The only two filter engine was the RFS between 2000 and 2007.
Forum: The Garage 07-20-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,468
Posted By ChasM
I hear you on that and agree completely. All of...

I hear you on that and agree completely. All of my dirt bikes are equipped with a LHRB and auto clutch.
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