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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 05:13 AM
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Posted By rsteiger
You will now... :-)

You will now... :-)
Forum: Thumpers 07-26-2014, 06:41 AM
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Views: 8,327,314
Posted By rsteiger
When I got my WRR I went with the whole "clean...

When I got my WRR I went with the whole "clean up" the tail light approach. After doing the COBDR and a some weekend trips in the Smokys I got real tired of cleaning up the rear brake light after...
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2014, 04:39 AM
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Posted By rsteiger
I have a Beta 520. If the Beta's you are...

I have a Beta 520. If the Beta's you are referring to are the RS models then they are street legal from the factory.

They are basically the Beta RR bikes (their 4T race bikes) with blinkers and...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-06-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 24,718
Posted By rsteiger
Just saw this thread after spending 3 days at...

Just saw this thread after spending 3 days at CMTC riding the trails up there. Cheryl (Super Sherpa 250) and myself will be planning to attend this years event and hit the trails in October. May...
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2014, 03:48 AM
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Posted By rsteiger
I run Shinko 705's when I know I will be on...

I run Shinko 705's when I know I will be on mostly pavement. They work well even on hard pack and gravel that I run into. Quite a bit cheaper than the Tourances.

If you already have a set of...
Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2014, 05:30 AM
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Posted By rsteiger
I have seen/smelled that issue on every IMS gas...

I have seen/smelled that issue on every IMS gas tank that I have installed. I am told that the plastic that is used for the tank is permeable to gas vapors. Which is one of the reasons you can put...
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2014, 03:41 AM
Replies: 17,665
Views: 1,862,386
Posted By rsteiger
Some of the Single track issue may be in the...

Some of the Single track issue may be in the geometry of the bike as well.

I had a KTM 450 EXC and loved the bike. Tracked well on the sugar sand roads in south GA and FL while also doing well...
Forum: Thumpers 06-15-2014, 03:18 AM
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Posted By rsteiger
I ran a Nomad bag which is a Giant Loop knock off...

I ran a Nomad bag which is a Giant Loop knock off on my WRR during my 2 week COBDR trip last summer. I made a mounting for my stock exhaust shield so I could use it on my GSXR can during the ride...
Forum: Thumpers 06-07-2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 17,665
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Posted By rsteiger
I am still struggling with these. I have a...

I am still struggling with these.

I have a set and they never seem to stay in the same position when I am at speed. It is like I can never get them tight enough.

Because of that I am thinking...
Forum: Thumpers 06-07-2014, 05:33 AM
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Posted By rsteiger
Just out of curiosity, why do you have those...

Just out of curiosity, why do you have those E-12's mounted so far forward on the bike?

I have been looking to get set of those for my Beta and most of the guy who run those on KTMs and Betas have...
Forum: Thumpers 06-03-2014, 04:23 AM
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Posted By rsteiger
Yep! I am assuming that redundant hose take...

Yep!

I am assuming that redundant hose take off is the one he capped off when he did the flapper valve.
Forum: Thumpers 05-28-2014, 03:21 AM
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Posted By rsteiger
+1 :ear Point is not being missed - I...

+1 :ear



Point is not being missed - I wear hearing protection when I am on our shop floor, shoot guns, ride my bikes (street and dirt) and mow the lawn.

Like I said before, you are a grown...
Forum: Thumpers 05-27-2014, 04:23 AM
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Views: 8,327,314
Posted By rsteiger
Since you are a grown up I will offer only my...

Since you are a grown up I will offer only my suggestions and experience as to why you should wear hearing protection.

I turned 54 this year and have had a decent life overall. Most of my career...
Forum: Thumpers 05-24-2014, 03:54 AM
Replies: 17,665
Views: 1,862,386
Posted By rsteiger
Why not just solder and heat shrink the wires...

Why not just solder and heat shrink the wires together? My experience has been (albeit on street bikes) that the connections are one of the weakest points in the electrical system. Generally most...
Forum: Thumpers 05-17-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 43,723
Views: 8,327,314
Posted By rsteiger
I have seen one older battery drop a cell. ...

I have seen one older battery drop a cell. Before that everything worked well. The problem with this bike is it won't run since the fuel pump doesn't get enough juice to keep the bike running at...
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2014, 03:50 AM
Replies: 43,723
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Posted By rsteiger
I have one. It is a bright little beast but the...

I have one. It is a bright little beast but the headlight pattern get whacked. In my case it threw more light to the sides a I had a hole in the middle. This actually worked out with my bar...
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 795
Views: 115,547
Posted By rsteiger
Thanks! I had a Nomad bag which is a knock...

Thanks!

I had a Nomad bag which is a knock off of a Giant Loop Coyote bag and I had issues on where to mount the straps down by the number plate. How did you attach those with the E-12...
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 795
Views: 115,547
Posted By rsteiger
Beta DS Question - Luggage Rack

Just got back from doing the Smoky Mountain 500 DS ride. We spent 3 days riding the FS roads in N. GA, TN, and NC. I took the Beta for this trip but was a bit concerned with how I was going to...
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2014, 02:17 AM
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Views: 115,547
Posted By rsteiger
SMF Cycles in Newnan, GA (770) 683-0664 I...

SMF Cycles in Newnan, GA
(770) 683-0664

I think the price they had on the bike was $8500. Pretty sure they were open to some negotiation though.
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2014, 02:53 PM
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Views: 115,547
Posted By rsteiger
For what it is worth, I went to a Customer...

For what it is worth, I went to a Customer Appreciation Day at a local Bike Shop (Newnan, GA) and they had a new unsold 2011 Beta 520 RS for sale.
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,257
Posted By rsteiger
dr vs klr

Define mostly...

I have a WeeStrom and take it on two track all the time and it is much more comfortable than a KLR or DR on the street. But it also weighs a bit more and if you are use to dirt...
Forum: Beasts 04-03-2014, 04:59 AM
Replies: 20,900
Views: 3,640,461
Posted By rsteiger
I have been thinking hard about doing this to my...

I have been thinking hard about doing this to my other bikes but there are a couple of things to consider.

Some wheels like on my Beta, WRR, and my KTM 450 EXC have serrations around the edge of...
Forum: Thumpers 04-03-2014, 04:50 AM
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Posted By rsteiger
Just out of curiosity, what gearing are you...

Just out of curiosity, what gearing are you running?

I have been using the three finger method on my WRR which is what I have used on my dirt bikes in the past.
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2014, 04:43 AM
Replies: 43,723
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Posted By rsteiger
I wouldn't go that far in saying that everyone is...

I wouldn't go that far in saying that everyone is using the stock reflector brackets for mounting LED light.

In my case I like the lights up high and wide and some what protected:
...
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2014, 06:02 AM
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Posted By rsteiger
Lean Sensor

You know sometimes I wonder if my lean sensor is really working.

Every time I have dropped the bike and it was laying on it's side I had to hit the kill switch to stop the motor. Probably should...
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2014, 02:34 AM
Replies: 795
Views: 115,547
Posted By rsteiger
The new Beta motor has separate oil and...

The new Beta motor has separate oil and transmission oil. I believe that this is one of the reasons why the oil change intervals are longer than what you would normally see on this type of bike.
Forum: Equipment 03-08-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,937
Posted By rsteiger
I have both of these on my Strom. I have the...

I have both of these on my Strom.

I have the Mondomoto's lights mounted down low under the fairing on a light bar and these are powered through a separate switch. I usually run them all the time...
Forum: Beasts 03-07-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,178
Posted By rsteiger
I have a 2009 DL650 and have taken off road on...

I have a 2009 DL650 and have taken off road on several occasions. Not my favorite thing to do but it will do it.

I have been thinking about getting something big but a bit more dirt orientated.
...
Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 43,723
Views: 8,327,314
Posted By rsteiger
I had a FMF Programmer on there for a bit but...

I had a FMF Programmer on there for a bit but finally decided to go with the PCV setup. Found a Dynoshop in the area and he dialed in the setup and I have been relatively happy since.

However, I...
Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2014, 03:15 AM
Replies: 43,723
Views: 8,327,314
Posted By rsteiger
In my case I ordered the flange from Kientech...

In my case I ordered the flange from Kientech Engineering http://www.kientech.com/ since they made them for the DR. Call and talk to Jesse there - nice folks and I think the flange was $15.

Since...
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2014, 03:51 AM
Replies: 43,723
Views: 8,327,314
Posted By rsteiger
The muffler is one of the Suzuki GSXR cans mated...

The muffler is one of the Suzuki GSXR cans mated to a Two Brothers Mid Pipe. I have a similar setup on my WRR.

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Forum: Vendors 02-25-2014, 02:27 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 24,474
Posted By rsteiger
Please PM me the link to your eBay store as well...

Please PM me the link to your eBay store as well when you have the time.
Forum: Thumpers 02-17-2014, 04:26 AM
Replies: 43,723
Views: 8,327,314
Posted By rsteiger
I have the IMS 4.7 gallon tank and the Flatland...

I have the IMS 4.7 gallon tank and the Flatland racing radiator guard too and see the same issue.

The IMS tank offers a degree of protection that is not there with the stock tank set up and I have...
Forum: Thumpers 02-09-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 43,723
Views: 8,327,314
Posted By rsteiger
Water in the gas or ethanol separation?

Water in the gas or ethanol separation?
Forum: Thumpers 01-27-2014, 03:31 AM
Replies: 43,723
Views: 8,327,314
Posted By rsteiger
Definitely something amiss with your brakes. ...

Definitely something amiss with your brakes.

I bought my WRR new and it has some of the best brakes on a bike that I have ridden. In fact for some serious single track stuff some people may say...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 01-20-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 10,333
Posted By rsteiger
Looks like a Frozen Dead Guys mini-adventure! ...

Looks like a Frozen Dead Guys mini-adventure!

Like the fact it is nearby plus there was some other routes I think I have that we could turn this into a longer ride if we wanted too. But then...
Forum: Beasts 01-04-2014, 04:15 AM
Replies: 20,900
Views: 3,640,461
Posted By rsteiger
Well I recently took off the Battlewings and...

Well I recently took off the Battlewings and spooned on a set of Shinko 705's on the Strom. Baby steps, Baby steps... lol.

If I know I am heading into the good stuff then I will jump on the WRR...
Forum: Beasts 01-03-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 20,900
Views: 3,640,461
Posted By rsteiger
More power to you! :thumb That GS is a SWEET...

More power to you! :thumb

That GS is a SWEET bike! While it does weigh a bit the weight seems to be carried low and you really don't notice it.

I grew up riding off-road as well but mainly on...
Forum: Beasts 01-03-2014, 04:54 AM
Replies: 20,900
Views: 3,640,461
Posted By rsteiger
For those of you going to either the WC GS or...

For those of you going to either the WC GS or 1190 I am curious about something.

I have ridden both bikes and in my mind they are GREAT machines! Just amazing machines!

Granted I have some...
Forum: Thumpers 01-02-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 8,427
Views: 357,764
Posted By rsteiger
Ok I have a DL650, a Beta 520 RR (Plated), a Gas...

Ok I have a DL650, a Beta 520 RR (Plated), a Gas Gas XC250, and a WR250R which fairly well setup.

I use the GasGas as my off road only woods bike and it is a blast to ride. I am not the best...
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