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Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,541
Posted By ggamster
If I had $10000 to spend I would buy the FZ-09,...

If I had $10000 to spend I would buy the FZ-09, put a zx6rr rear shock in it and get the fronts re-sprung and valved. Put an exhaust on it and have the M4 flash installed and ride the hell out of...
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,541
Posted By ggamster
I have now been officially kicked off the Duke...

I have now been officially kicked off the Duke and am now on the new FZ-09
Forum: Road warriors 04-23-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,660
Posted By ggamster
Because I hate "MEGATHREADS" Try to find...

Because I hate "MEGATHREADS"

Try to find something in the WR250R thread. It is 3000 pages of conversation. Some of which is very valuable others are conversations about how cool someones...
Forum: Road warriors 04-23-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,660
Posted By ggamster
Rear Shock

So I have decided to do something about the rear shock right off the bat. I did a lot of reading yesterday (while at work I might add). The ZX10 shock does fit but it has a bit weaker spring than...
Forum: Road warriors 04-22-2014, 05:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,660
Posted By ggamster
2014 Yamaha FZ-09 First Ride Review

http://i1147.photobucket.com/albums/o549/ggamster/IMAG0290_zps7f3c8365.jpg
So last night at 7:00pm I picked up a brand new FZ-09 Yamaha. I thought I would take some time and give my $0.02 on the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,546
Posted By ggamster
Agreed thus far

Agreed thus far
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2014, 05:07 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,546
Posted By ggamster
I have been reading non stop. I have been...

I have been reading non stop. I have been emailing some of the shops out west that do a lot with Baja. So far I have heard of three that have over 20,000 miles with no internal work.

Here is...
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,541
Posted By ggamster
I've just been riding. Nothing to update other...

I've just been riding. Nothing to update other than the fact I love burnouts and wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeelies now. I am only getting about 2000 miles out of a tire as a result. Nothing has broken. ...
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,546
Posted By ggamster
I'm reading this now. Thanks for the link.

I'm reading this now. Thanks for the link.
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,546
Posted By ggamster
Ha, very good point!

Ha, very good point!
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,546
Posted By ggamster
For the record

I have a wr250R (no $ but for normal maintenance BTW with 10K in a year). I am not trying to choose between them. I just get so sick of people saying the KTM engine won't hold up but no facts. All...
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,546
Posted By ggamster
Thank you! Very useful information.

Thank you! Very useful information.
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,546
Posted By ggamster
500 exc Most miles

OK, so I have done a search and can't find much. Looking for the facts. Who has the most miles and how much work on the bike AKA money have those miles cost you. I am looking the the 2014 and when...
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 21,852
Posted By ggamster
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uuusL6sAm_g ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uuusL6sAm_g

It was a ton of fun on the trail!
Forum: Thumpers 02-09-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 45,802
Posted By ggamster
You are very welcome. The wr came out in 2008. ...

You are very welcome. The wr came out in 2008. No real revisions other than a better fuel pump in the later models. Still my favorite bike to date. I saw one the other day with 67,000 miles on...
Forum: Thumpers 01-18-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,298
Posted By ggamster
Wow!!!! Ok to clarify. I am keeping my very...

Wow!!!! Ok to clarify. I am keeping my very amazing Wr450f. The reason why i want a better Wr250r is that the bike, while great for what it is, has sub par suspension, under powered, and heavy. ...
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,298
Posted By ggamster
Thats what im thinkin. Im not trying to replace...

Thats what im thinkin. Im not trying to replace my wr450. When i want to totally trash something ill trash that

Navin, we still got to do that ride to see who is better don't forget

Dont you...
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,298
Posted By ggamster
Good point! The only thing i was hoping...

Good point!


The only thing i was hoping for real facts was about how similar components dont last as long because a a different brand.

like Different hardness of steel/ Aluminum. Or bador oil...
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,298
Posted By ggamster
"Don't you think the engineers that built them...

"Don't you think the engineers that built them would be the best judge?"

Absolutly NOT! I am an engineer, and we are the biggest group of anal retentive assholes in the world. I have never...
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,298
Posted By ggamster
So far i have learned that a lot people can't...

So far i have learned that a lot people can't just reply to a question. They have to be isulting to someone or just make something up. There are others on here that are a true asset to the adv....
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,298
Posted By ggamster
That is the xcw not the exc

That is the xcw not the exc
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,298
Posted By ggamster
Only on the way home!

Only on the way home!
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,298
Posted By ggamster
te511

One last thing. Any opinion on the te511 as i can get it for $4500 less?
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,298
Posted By ggamster
Thanks for the replies guys. The 500 looks like...

Thanks for the replies guys. The 500 looks like it may be it to me as well. Anybody here about miles between rebuilds?
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,298
Posted By ggamster
not a replacement

sorry, I should have been more clear. I am NOT trying to replace my 450. Nor am i wanting to competitively ride whatever else I get. That is what I have my 450 for it is fully dialed and I love it. I...
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,298
Posted By ggamster
A Faster WR or More Durable KTM

As some of you know I love the WR 250 are. However I'm to the point now in my off road riding that the 250 just simply isn't enough bike for me. I ride a dedicated off road 2012 WR 450 F. I...
Forum: Thumpers 11-25-2013, 05:36 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,541
Posted By ggamster
Forgot

OK, OK, OK! I totally forgot to write a first ride review. (BTW I paid cash. Credit wasn't an issue Thank YOU)
So now I have about 3000 miles on the 690. As some of you know I have a LOT of...
Forum: Thumpers 08-09-2013, 07:49 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,541
Posted By ggamster
2013 KTM Duke 690 Review

Today at 11:30 I am picking up a 2013 Duke 690 in white. I will let everyone know the scoop soon!:clap
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2013, 11:07 AM
Replies: 43,626
Views: 8,295,665
Posted By ggamster
Tie Down

Oh yeah, I love these things. I have them on all my bikes. Most dealers stock them. they just go under you triple pinch bolts.
...
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2013, 08:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,866
Posted By ggamster
Just a fun update more or less. At the bottom of...

Just a fun update more or less. At the bottom of this post you will see that I wished I had bought the WR450F but couldn't get $3500 out of my bike. Well all has changed. The final straw was when...
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2013, 07:50 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 45,802
Posted By ggamster
Wow! I am so envious of your adventure! I can't...

Wow! I am so envious of your adventure! I can't wait to hear how the trip goes. We are thinking about Baja next summer but having a hard time finding a CRF150R for my wife to rent out there and it...
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2013, 06:31 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 45,802
Posted By ggamster
We also have a 2009 KLX. The CRF250L is a...

We also have a 2009 KLX. The CRF250L is a comparable bike, just a better deal. I don't think you would notice enough difference to justify the move if you go from a good condition KLX to a CRF. ...
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2013, 12:43 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 45,802
Posted By ggamster
The CRF250L

Just a quick update. The turd that is the CRF250L is now someone eles to wipe. lol :clap SOLD IT and glad to see it go. What is funny is we replaced it with a CBR250 and a CRF150R. Don't want to...
Forum: Thumpers 05-02-2013, 06:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 849
Posted By ggamster
Thank you all for the information. Yes, I run...

Thank you all for the information. Yes, I run 16psi all the time. I like 12 off road and 25 on road. I started running 16 as a compromise because 7-15 miles of my 90 mile round trip commute is off...
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2013, 10:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 849
Posted By ggamster
WR250R Uneven Front Tire Wear

Ok, so getting close to 8K miles on my WR and I have noticed the craziest tire wear on this bike. I have the center lug at about 5/16" tall dipping on the trailing left corner to 1/8" then the two...
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2013, 11:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,866
Posted By ggamster
update 4/25/13

Hello All!
I thought I would give an update as it has been quite a while. I have been riding the hell out of this bike. The only mods are listed above and are installed. The G2 made a great...
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2013, 08:05 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 45,802
Posted By ggamster
Well said! The XT is out!

Well said! The XT is out!
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2013, 07:46 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 45,802
Posted By ggamster
The market can only set stagnant for so long...

The market can only set stagnant for so long before buyers become disinterested and continue to stick with what they already have (see auto market). I think Yamaha is close to where they want to be...
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2013, 07:21 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 45,802
Posted By ggamster
That is a great point. With that said, I don't...

That is a great point. With that said, I don't particularly love the "world market" manufacturing ideals. What works for one economy isn't necessarily what is best for the entire economy. I am a...
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2013, 10:21 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 45,802
Posted By ggamster
Not to beat a dead horse or anything. I just...

Not to beat a dead horse or anything. I just found it interesting as if you look back through the first few post of this long term review you would see that my opinion was much like yours. Then...
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