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Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,747
Posted By windyhill
KTM 500. It'll do the commuting and single track...

KTM 500. It'll do the commuting and single track equally well, once properly set up( i.e. gearing, softer seat). The only exception to that is the highway, not that the bike can't do it, but the wind...
Forum: Thumpers 01-07-2014, 12:13 AM
Replies: 6,746
Views: 1,063,679
Posted By windyhill
They are both Pirelli MT-16's, neither one was...

They are both Pirelli MT-16's, neither one was exactly new. I just picked up a box of ice screws from the local fun shop and screwed them in with a cordless drill. The front is holding up great and...
Forum: Thumpers 01-06-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 6,746
Views: 1,063,679
Posted By windyhill
Finally got some snow. Screws work great for the...

Finally got some snow. Screws work great for the front, but don't hold so well in the rear. I'd like to try some grip studs, but they are pricey...
+1 for the Blais jetting, been very happy with it....
Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2013, 01:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,382
Posted By windyhill
As has been said the PMB is expensive, but really...

As has been said the PMB is expensive, but really is a nice unit. From loading on my laptop for commuting to work, or holding a large tool bag for trail riding it has been great. The one concern I...
Forum: Thumpers 12-05-2013, 11:13 PM
Replies: 6,746
Views: 1,063,679
Posted By windyhill
Ready for some snow!:D ...

Ready for some snow!:D



http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t238/windyhill_album/100_3292_zpsde0c8ac6.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 10-16-2013, 12:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 512
Posted By windyhill
I went through this when mine fell out. I was...

I went through this when mine fell out. I was able to retrieve it, only after it got run over by a car. In the end I was able to repair it and didn't need a new one.

The can is a Powercore 4 and...
Forum: Thumpers 09-26-2013, 03:40 PM
Replies: 6,746
Views: 1,063,679
Posted By windyhill
Installed the PMB rack this past weekend. Very...

Installed the PMB rack this past weekend. Very nice kit, but cutting up the plastic was a bit grim. Happy with the result.
...
Forum: Thumpers 09-26-2013, 03:21 PM
Replies: 6,746
Views: 1,063,679
Posted By windyhill
Yep, mine is the same.

Yep, mine is the same.
Forum: Thumpers 09-07-2013, 12:29 PM
Replies: 6,746
Views: 1,063,679
Posted By windyhill
From my experience with checking/changing the oil...

From my experience with checking/changing the oil on mine, it seems that there is about 425ml in the stator cover, 75ml in the crank cavity, and 100ml in the filter cavity.
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2013, 11:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 766
Posted By windyhill
Hardparts fan kit is a great upgrade imo.

Hardparts fan kit is a great upgrade imo.
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2013, 03:33 PM
Replies: 6,746
Views: 1,063,679
Posted By windyhill
Can't offer a comparison to the JD kit, but I...

Can't offer a comparison to the JD kit, but I have been running the Blais kit since my bike was new in 10'. Very pleased with it.
Forum: Thumpers 07-31-2013, 10:14 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,789
Posted By windyhill
Sorry to hear about the bad luck with the 530,...

Sorry to hear about the bad luck with the 530, care to share the details?
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2013, 04:11 AM
Replies: 6,746
Views: 1,063,679
Posted By windyhill
The stock CCT failed this past weekend, 219 hours...

The stock CCT failed this past weekend, 219 hours and around 7k on the bike. Never had any problems with it, but it was very obvious from the sound of the engine that something was very wrong. I...
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2013, 01:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,474
Posted By windyhill
I picked up these Rapid Transit bags, and really...

I picked up these Rapid Transit bags, and really like them so far.



http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t238/windyhill_album/100_3159_zpsd18a44a2.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2013, 01:50 AM
Replies: 6,746
Views: 1,063,679
Posted By windyhill
Possibly the drive pin from the oil pump shaft?...

Possibly the drive pin from the oil pump shaft? Looks very similar to the one in Hodakaguy's pictorial.
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2013, 11:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,219
Posted By windyhill
I have seen similar pieces from the gearbox on my...

I have seen similar pieces from the gearbox on my 530. Nothing lately and all is well. I would just monitor it for a while.
Similar to the pic in this thread? After looking again at the last pic I...
Forum: Thumpers 02-02-2013, 08:54 AM
Replies: 6,746
Views: 1,063,679
Posted By windyhill
Glad you caught it before any damage. I've got...

Glad you caught it before any damage. I've got about 100 hours on a Wossner and had zero oil consumption as well. I've already got another piston and will change out this winter for good measure. Any...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-22-2013, 11:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,239
Posted By windyhill
Enjoyed the video. I would like to try a few of...

Enjoyed the video. I would like to try a few of those obstacles, couldn't imagine trying to race it though. Good job to both of you!
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2013, 12:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 898
Posted By windyhill
I picked up the hardparts KTM/FMF one. Relatively...

I picked up the hardparts KTM/FMF one. Relatively inexpensive, and I think it's actually quieter than the stock can.
Forum: Thumpers 01-06-2013, 03:54 PM
Replies: 816
Views: 126,629
Posted By windyhill
That's impossible, it doesn't have FI. :lol3

That's impossible, it doesn't have FI. :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2012, 06:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 920
Posted By windyhill
XC4 engines are the SOHC dual sump 400-530...

XC4 engines are the SOHC dual sump 400-530 (08-11).
The good - top end service, i.e. valve adjustments, piston change, etc. very easy.
The bad - bottom end is more complex with 2 oil cavities, 3...
Forum: Thumpers 07-19-2012, 11:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,300
Posted By windyhill
Simple thing, but the clutch lever is not...

Simple thing, but the clutch lever is not catching on the switch pod is it. I had mine adjusted at one point where there was interference between the two.
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2012, 12:11 PM
Replies: 6,746
Views: 1,063,679
Posted By windyhill
Cool, thanks for checking. I put a couple of wire...

Cool, thanks for checking. I put a couple of wire ties on the bundle, and with these taller spacers, I think it's good.


http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t238/windyhill_album/100_2987.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2012, 08:57 AM
Replies: 6,746
Views: 1,063,679
Posted By windyhill
This is an under bar mount, but the clamp bolt...

This is an under bar mount, but the clamp bolt issue would be the same for either. Thanks
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2012, 11:56 PM
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Posted By windyhill
Installing a Scotts damper, and there seems to be...

Installing a Scotts damper, and there seems to be a good bit of rubbing between the post clamp bolt and the wiring bundle. I picked up some taller spacers, but protection for the wiring looks a bit...
Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2012, 04:16 PM
Replies: 6,746
Views: 1,063,679
Posted By windyhill
Love those handguards. Are they the ultimate or...

Love those handguards. Are they the ultimate or standard? Thanks
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2012, 04:42 PM
Replies: 6,746
Views: 1,063,679
Posted By windyhill
Mine is the standard vinyl cover. Very happy with...

Mine is the standard vinyl cover. Very happy with the seat, holding up well and comfortable. I think the tall version would be a good idea for more comfort.
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2012, 06:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,191
Posted By windyhill
Powerseal did a great re-plate job on our KX100...

Powerseal did a great re-plate job on our KX100 when it got dunked.

http://www.powersealusa.com/
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2012, 05:48 AM
Replies: 6,746
Views: 1,063,679
Posted By windyhill
Good find, I don't think I've read about that one...

Good find, I don't think I've read about that one before. Do you think it was a manufacturing defect, or did the bushing shift on the shaft?
Forum: Thumpers 06-01-2012, 09:19 AM
Replies: 6,746
Views: 1,063,679
Posted By windyhill
While it sounds like the 09 comes with some great...

While it sounds like the 09 comes with some great extras, for that much coin, I'd go for the newer bike. My .02 cents.
Forum: Thumpers 05-31-2012, 01:46 PM
Replies: 6,746
Views: 1,063,679
Posted By windyhill
:1drink After updating to the 11' spec...

:1drink


After updating to the 11' spec rings and continuing to burn oil, I gave up on the stock piston. Installed a Wossner piston, now 20 hours later, the bike uses no oil, like a proper...
Forum: Thumpers 05-26-2012, 08:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 983
Posted By windyhill
Yea, I'd say those are pretty low hours for a...

Yea, I'd say those are pretty low hours for a 2008. Those tires look good, what are they?
Forum: Thumpers 05-26-2012, 07:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 983
Posted By windyhill
08 was the first year for the new XC4 engine. The...

08 was the first year for the new XC4 engine. The only thing really signifigant was a troublesome crankshaft seal that can allow engine oil to transfer to the gearbox. Some had problems with this and...
Forum: Thumpers 05-08-2012, 10:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,818
Posted By windyhill
Well done. She's a beauty!

Well done. She's a beauty!
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2012, 09:06 AM
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Views: 1,063,679
Posted By windyhill
Any updates from Wossner piston users? Hours? Oil...

Any updates from Wossner piston users? Hours? Oil use? Power? Thanks.
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2012, 04:36 PM
Replies: 6,746
Views: 1,063,679
Posted By windyhill
Just back from Hatfield & McCoy from several days...

Just back from Hatfield & McCoy from several days riding. The seat was great, very comfortable, I would have been suffering with the stock seat. I also have a 34" inseam, but find the bike too tall...
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2012, 09:24 AM
Replies: 6,746
Views: 1,063,679
Posted By windyhill
I prefer to rotate the subframe up for more room,...

I prefer to rotate the subframe up for more room, but it's not necessary. I liked this video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7y-1NRdqzxs
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2012, 08:27 AM
Replies: 6,746
Views: 1,063,679
Posted By windyhill
Yes it is. Improvement over stock, but it might...

Yes it is. Improvement over stock, but it might be a little too soft if you are 200+ like me. I'm not sure yet.
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2012, 09:20 AM
Replies: 6,746
Views: 1,063,679
Posted By windyhill
All cleaned up ready for Hatfield & McCoy this...

All cleaned up ready for Hatfield & McCoy this weekend. I would have liked to have had 13/52 and an MT43 rear tire, but I'm sure it will be a blast.

...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-27-2012, 12:50 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 40,454
Posted By windyhill
Old school bad ass thumper! Great pic.

Old school bad ass thumper! Great pic.
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