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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-11-2013, 07:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 828
Posted By Tholund
Arizona bound...

I just retired out of CA, and am heading to Arizona (around the Cottonwood-Sedona) area. I would appreciate any and all "tips" regarding any adventure or dual sport clubs in these areas (or just...
Forum: Equipment 11-15-2007, 09:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 737
Posted By Tholund
Thanks my friend! Dan

Thanks my friend!

Dan
Forum: Thumpers 11-15-2007, 07:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,881
Posted By Tholund
I have used a "Joe Hauler" for years without a...

I have used a "Joe Hauler" for years without a problem (with a DR650). One trick to cut down on the "waggle" is to use a ratchet strap to go from one end of the carrier up to the bumper support. This...
Forum: Equipment 11-15-2007, 07:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 737
Posted By Tholund
Forearm GPS Carrier

Some time ago I happened upon a website that sold GPS device soft carriers that strapped the GPS device to your forearm...rather than having it riding "out in the wind" on the bike bars. You could...
Forum: Road warriors 07-16-2007, 10:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,093
Posted By Tholund
Emergency Center Stand

I have a Z750S, which is a nice ride, BUT it has no centerstand AND no real place to mount one (due to the engine as part of the frame construction). I've already have had to "lay it in the dirt"...
Forum: Thumpers 10-09-2006, 07:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 715
Posted By Tholund
Are you sure the pressure cap isn't just getting...

Are you sure the pressure cap isn't just getting a little "weak"...the tension spring does wane after a while and the rubber seal gets "hard"...both of which means fluid can get passed sooner. I...
Forum: Thumpers 10-09-2006, 07:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,126
Posted By Tholund
Yep...kickstand and clutch lever "safety...

Yep...kickstand and clutch lever "safety switches" are just trail trouble waiting to happen.

Dan
Forum: Thumpers 10-05-2006, 11:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,392
Posted By Tholund
I just might be too much "old school"...just...

I just might be too much "old school"...just can't bring myself to pay $500 for a piece of hardware that probably costs $50 to make (if that). Like I said my XR400 is "stable" in sand as is (doesn't...
Forum: Thumpers 10-04-2006, 09:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,184
Posted By Tholund
As posted earlier, there is the USFS standard and...

As posted earlier, there is the USFS standard and the California VC standard. Riding on Federal lands will require a stamp on the silencer or documentation that the spark arrestor has been approved...
Forum: Thumpers 10-04-2006, 09:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,436
Posted By Tholund
You will find many oil discussions with a short...

You will find many oil discussions with a short search. The short version is everyone has their own "opinions" regarding oil...so you won't find a specific "best oil". As long as you purchase a well...
Forum: Thumpers 10-04-2006, 08:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,752
Posted By Tholund
I saw plated quads in Montana also... ...

I saw plated quads in Montana also...


Dan
Forum: Thumpers 10-04-2006, 08:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,392
Posted By Tholund
I have a 2001 KLX300 Dual Sport and have found it...

I have a 2001 KLX300 Dual Sport and have found it to be an excellent mountains & forest trail bike. The combination of low gearing, wide powerband (very linear due to the CV carb), fairly tight...
Forum: Thumpers 08-30-2006, 10:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 660
Posted By Tholund
Many of the restrictive stock silencers can cause...

Many of the restrictive stock silencers can cause this also. If the bike runs good, sounds "funky"...it is most likely just a silencer issue. Stock KLR's have this kind of chirp also, as did my KLX...
Forum: Thumpers 08-30-2006, 10:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,830
Posted By Tholund
Try Sidewinder...if memory serves they can make...

Try Sidewinder...if memory serves they can make you any sprocket out of any material you want...computer laser cutter stuff.


http://www.sidewindersprockets.com/toc.htm
Forum: Thumpers 08-30-2006, 10:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 641
Posted By Tholund
The canister removal is more of a "clutter...

The canister removal is more of a "clutter removal" issue rather than any performance gain. Since you already have the new silencer now would be a good time to open up the airbox and then jet to...
Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2006, 08:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,221
Posted By Tholund
I have a 2004 SXC625 which did come with the "CA...

I have a 2004 SXC625 which did come with the "CA Highway Emissions Cert" and was legally converted after the 1/31/04 date. The only change to the CA conversion law is that after the above date the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2006, 08:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,436
Posted By Tholund
Also consider the stock SXC625 silencer, spark...

Also consider the stock SXC625 silencer, spark arrested, aluminum, nice fit, and still very quiet. Not cheap however...but it is top quality.

Dan
Forum: Thumpers 07-26-2006, 08:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,613
Posted By Tholund
Don't sell the MT21 short either...I actually...

Don't sell the MT21 short either...I actually like the way it handles in sand better than some more "aggressive" treads.

Dan
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2006, 04:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,050
Posted By Tholund
No. Just the pegs are replaced. Dan

No. Just the pegs are replaced.

Dan
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2006, 08:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,050
Posted By Tholund
I have those IMS pegs on my 650 and they are WAY...

I have those IMS pegs on my 650 and they are WAY better than stock...get'em you'll like'm

Dan
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2006, 08:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 530
Posted By Tholund
Dean, Assuming that you did double check...

Dean,

Assuming that you did double check all the wiring connectors... My guess would be that you have some contamination (dirt, plastic shavings, etc) either in the carb or obstructing the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-21-2006, 07:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 901
Posted By Tholund
Main issue is the price. The stockers are around...

Main issue is the price. The stockers are around $37 each while you can find aftermarket "pairs" for around $20.

Dan
Forum: Thumpers 06-21-2006, 07:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 906
Posted By Tholund
Yep...that's the fix. The DR front end is sort of...

Yep...that's the fix. The DR front end is sort of on the "flexy" side of things. I laid my DR down a few times when I just got it also...the weight center is a little "high" on the bike when you are...
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2006, 06:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,349
Posted By Tholund
The small hand oil pumps (sold at auto parts...

The small hand oil pumps (sold at auto parts stores) work great and cost around $7. Takes a whole 30 seconds to fill the frame tube...

Dan
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2006, 06:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 926
Posted By Tholund
I've had good luck with the IMS 4.9 tank and...

I've had good luck with the IMS 4.9 tank and Corbin seat. I may have missed some models, but most of the Aqualine units I've seen are really large capacity tanks. The 4.9 gallon tank will already put...
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2006, 06:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,171
Posted By Tholund
I use Renthal bars...lots stronger than stock....

I use Renthal bars...lots stronger than stock. Understand however that your stock control unit housings on the bar (start, turn signals, etc) have protrusions on them that fit into small locator...
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2006, 08:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,009
Posted By Tholund
KTM also makes a "comfort seat" to go with the...

KTM also makes a "comfort seat" to go with the 18L tank...be advised however that some folks (including myself) have had to trim some of the seat pan to get it to fit right. I ended up using a stud...
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2006, 08:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 564
Posted By Tholund
Oil choice is an endless debate...but if you stay...

Oil choice is an endless debate...but if you stay with the manufacturer specs and purchase from reputable companies such as Motul, Motorex, Maxima, and so on...you will be fine.

Dan
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2006, 08:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 693
Posted By Tholund
I have a DR650 also, other than an oil & filter...

I have a DR650 also, other than an oil & filter change...it will be good to go for thousands of miles. I haven't had my valve clearance change to any measurable degree in 9000 miles. I checked them...
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2006, 08:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 693
Posted By Tholund
Take the money you would have spent on the dealer...

Take the money you would have spent on the dealer provide service and purchase the factory service manuals instead. A bike owner performing repairs with the right information (the manuals) is almost...
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2006, 08:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 576
Posted By Tholund
Just making sure you got the main point of this...

Just making sure you got the main point of this post...the stock petcock HAS to have a vacume line attached for it to open and send fuel. It is a crash-safety petcock designed to stop the flow of...
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2006, 08:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,011
Posted By Tholund
But seriously...the KLR, or DR, or even the LC4's...

But seriously...the KLR, or DR, or even the LC4's are not meant to be light weight dirt bikes, but rather combination long distance travel, road, and moderate dirt travel machines. The weight on...
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2006, 08:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,011
Posted By Tholund
Laugh Gravity

Gravity
Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2006, 11:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,685
Posted By Tholund
I think you are on the right track...it's...

I think you are on the right track...it's probably just time to go thru and do a good cleaning and install a rebuild kit on the carb. If the bike ran fine for a long time...then obviously it's...
Forum: Thumpers 06-07-2006, 08:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 697
Posted By Tholund
I believe that model also has a safety switch in...

I believe that model also has a safety switch in the clutch lever...look for a wire lead coming from the clutch perch. I would just splice the kickstand switch wires together and the clutch switch...
Forum: Thumpers 06-07-2006, 08:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 722
Posted By Tholund
So you are saying the rev-away problem only...

So you are saying the rev-away problem only started AFTER your recent carb work...correct? Assuming you do have the BST40, the return spring for the slide in these carbs is very weak (just enough...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-06-2006, 08:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,856
Posted By Tholund
Last I heard October was the anticipated release...

Last I heard October was the anticipated release date in the USA? Any additional information regarding dates?

Dan
Forum: Thumpers 05-28-2006, 05:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 707
Posted By Tholund
Your tires can also "walk" around the rim on you...

Your tires can also "walk" around the rim on you from hard starts & stops on pavement (especially if you are running a lower air pressure good enough for dirt & pavement running). You can purchase...
Forum: Thumpers 05-25-2006, 10:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,903
Posted By Tholund
Classic water in the ignition module...

Classic water in the ignition module connectors...mine had the exact same issues. Pull the seat and disconnect the two connectors to the ignition module (you will most likely see the water sitting in...
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2006, 10:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 553
Posted By Tholund
Price, reliability, and capabilities are similar...

Price, reliability, and capabilities are similar with these bikes. Sit on them and check out which ergo's you like the best...or, let color be your guide...blue only comes on the DR, Green only on...
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