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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 07:39 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,481
Posted By The Letter J
If that $10,249 price is accurate, it is close...

If that $10,249 price is accurate, it is close enough in price to an EXC that I think (at least for me) that the Husky will be the bike to go with. So am I correct in thinking that the 500exc tanks...
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 166
Posted By The Letter J
If yours is a "little" wheel (17"/14") the stock...

If yours is a "little" wheel (17"/14") the stock sprockets are 13/49, if it is "big" wheel they are 13/54. I couldn't imagine wanting lower gears, on our little wheel bikes (the ttr125 is a 2004) you...
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 696
Posted By The Letter J
When converting YZ85's and RM85's to...

When converting YZ85's and RM85's to "supermini's" (going from 17"/14" wheels to 19"/16" wheels) the more common way of extending the swingarm is using longer dropouts (where the axle slides through...
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 416
Posted By The Letter J
You can make the spacers any size that you want...

You can make the spacers any size that you want out of 1" (or maybe 1 1/4"?, I don't recall what I used in the OC 48mm WP's) PVC pipe. If you only have 1 thin spacer in there already, there isn't...
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 416
Posted By The Letter J
The 690's are very out of balance from the...

The 690's are very out of balance from the factory with .52kg springs in the front (about right for 230-240lb rider) and 8.0kg rear spring (about right for 170lb rider.) I would suggest a 9.5kg rear...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-19-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 464
Posted By The Letter J
Good riding with you yesterday, now you know your...

Good riding with you yesterday, now you know your DR can do real singletrack even with bags! If you're ever up this way again, there's a lot more trails in the area, I'm sure you'd enjoy them more...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-17-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 464
Posted By The Letter J
If you want a little more dirt, hang a right at...

If you want a little more dirt, hang a right at Pozo (instead of the left you show on your map.) Follow that to Parkhill Rd, turn right on Forest Route 29s02 (you will turn right when you see a big...
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 26,753
Posted By The Letter J
I took the 690 out for a little "test-and-tune"...

I took the 690 out for a little "test-and-tune" yesterday and the results were very positive. Even though my last shim stack was significantly stiffer than stock, the rear end would blow through the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 26,753
Posted By The Letter J
Yes, you can just rotate the banjo fitting,...

Yes, you can just rotate the banjo fitting, although on closer inspection, I don't even think it is necessary. Unfortunately even the "R" shock can't be extended beyond 285mm travel, but is 15mm more...
Forum: Thumpers 08-16-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 7,257
Views: 1,414,795
Posted By The Letter J
I've been using this one:...

I've been using this one: http://www.topeak.com/products/Pumps/racerocket_mt_bk and have been happy with it. They have dual action pumps which fill faster, but they are a bit bigger and I like the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-15-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 303
Posted By The Letter J
You can also head North on Paradise Rd (off of...

You can also head North on Paradise Rd (off of 154) and follow it all the way in until you hit the river crossing (dry) then immediately after the crossing, hang a left towards Upper Oso campground....
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-15-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 464
Posted By The Letter J
Pozo is about the closest thing to San Luis and...

Pozo is about the closest thing to San Luis and there are plenty of trails there to challenge you on a DR650. You could also ride Hi Mountain road that connects Pozo to the Lopez lake area. Hi...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-14-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 772
Views: 106,235
Posted By The Letter J
My reading comprehension sucks. :lol3

My reading comprehension sucks. :lol3
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-14-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 772
Views: 106,235
Posted By The Letter J
So are those heads (the gold colored ones on the...

So are those heads (the gold colored ones on the bike in the ad) something special too or just a different year?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-14-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 772
Views: 106,235
Posted By The Letter J
Rd400

I don't know much about Yamaha RD's, but this one looks to be in decent cosmetic shape: http://santamaria.craigslist.org/mcy/4604049577.html

1977 Yamaha RD400 with DG heads and pipes.Needs...
Forum: Thumpers 08-13-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 26,753
Posted By The Letter J
Here's the stock stack from the REAR of my '09...

Here's the stock stack from the REAR of my '09 "R" if it's of any use to anybody:


comp:



5) 40x.20

2) 38x.20
Forum: Thumpers 08-12-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 2,026
Views: 266,127
Posted By The Letter J
Perhaps a dumb question: did you turn the bike...

Perhaps a dumb question: did you turn the bike off when you switched settings?
Forum: Thumpers 08-11-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 7,257
Views: 1,414,795
Posted By The Letter J
10mm narrower and 4mm taller. first number is...

10mm narrower and 4mm taller. first number is width (in mm) second number is aspect ratio (90% of first number = sidewall height, multiply by 2 since and add to the rim size for overall height.)
Forum: Thumpers 08-10-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 18,065
Views: 1,931,262
Posted By The Letter J
It is located behind the "L" of "koubalink" in...

It is located behind the "L" of "koubalink" in this pic, I have to put a little weight on the suspension to be able to reach it with a screw driver:
...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-08-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 4,157
Views: 232,856
Posted By The Letter J
Tell me about it! That was the third (or was it...

Tell me about it! That was the third (or was it fourth?) time that my buddy had a footpeg related failure on the trail. First time was on his XR650R (sheared bolts) second time (and maybe third?)...
Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 18,065
Views: 1,931,262
Posted By The Letter J
I'm in the San Diego area visiting some friends...

I'm in the San Diego area visiting some friends and brought the 690 with me since I knew I'd have today to myself. I stopped in at www.allamericanktm.com in Ramona and they have 2 2014 690's sitting...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-04-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 4,157
Views: 232,856
Posted By The Letter J
pffft! :lol3 ...

pffft! :lol3

http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z402/poloswim09/Mobile%20Uploads/20140308_184402_zpsb8629b49.jpg...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-04-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 772
Views: 106,235
Posted By The Letter J
KTM cush drive wheel

This guy is parting out an old LC4, looks like it might have the much sought after cush drive wheel for you EXC guys: http://santabarbara.craigslist.org/mpo/4599289011.html
Forum: Thumpers 08-03-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 18,065
Views: 1,931,262
Posted By The Letter J
The cheap place to start would be replacing your...

The cheap place to start would be replacing your existing H4 (at least if you still have the factory light, it should be an H4) bulb with an LED replacement. Your bike has the "big" reflector already...
Forum: Thumpers 08-01-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 26,753
Posted By The Letter J
5mm would be correct going by the advertised...

5mm would be correct going by the advertised size, 8mm if you use a 120/100. The problem is that tires are rarely exactly the same size as what they are advertised as. I've come across some tires...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-01-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,743
Posted By The Letter J
You do realize that is just a 690 right? I rode...

You do realize that is just a 690 right? I rode LA-B-LV on a 690 and took the "hard" routes with no trouble.
Forum: Battle scooters 08-01-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 1,297
Views: 199,346
Posted By The Letter J
Way to go! Logic and reason has no business in...

Way to go! Logic and reason has no business in the purchase of a motorcycle! :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 08-01-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 26,753
Posted By The Letter J
A good rule of thumb that I use for setting rear...

A good rule of thumb that I use for setting rear sag is to have 33% of your total travel as race sag (rider on bike) while maintaining ~10% total travel as free sag (bike on its wheels without...
Forum: Thumpers 07-31-2014, 11:26 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 26,753
Posted By The Letter J
There is a spacer on the shock shaft that limits...

There is a spacer on the shock shaft that limits extension that can be replaced with a thinner one (or machined down.) I had it done on my shock and was told by the shop that did it (as well as a...
Forum: Thumpers 07-31-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 26,753
Posted By The Letter J
Are you still using the stock springs? At your...

Are you still using the stock springs? At your weight, you really need to have a 10kg/mm rear spring to get your sag where it needs to be. Just having your sag in spec will likely raise the rear of...
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,481
Posted By The Letter J
Have you found the MSRP for the 501-S? I've been...

Have you found the MSRP for the 501-S? I've been searching with no luck. I'm hoping to buy a new 500 in 2015 and the Husky has a few features that are more appealing to me than the exc, but only if...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-17-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 772
Views: 106,235
Posted By The Letter J
plated dr350

found a plated dr350 for $900: http://slo.craigslist.org/mcy/4574498668.html (http://slo.craigslist.org/mcy/4574498668.html)
Forum: Thumpers 07-17-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 382
Posted By The Letter J
My shock is installed in my bike right now so the...

My shock is installed in my bike right now so the measurement is not exact, but it is about 16 1/8" center of mounting bolt to center of mounting bolt. Mine is a 2009 690R with about 3mm longer...
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 18,065
Views: 1,931,262
Posted By The Letter J
Myler's http://www.motorcycleradiators.com/ can...

Myler's http://www.motorcycleradiators.com/ can likely fix it (if it can be fixed at all)



If you do pursue the custom unit, keep me posted as I want one too!
Forum: Thumpers 07-05-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 18,065
Views: 1,931,262
Posted By The Letter J
Motion Pro also sells the same (CPC) ones, any...

Motion Pro also sells the same (CPC) ones, any bike shop should be able to get them for you: http://www.motionpro.com/motorcycle/partno/12-0038/
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,486
Posted By The Letter J
I must have missed the answer or any other useful...

I must have missed the answer or any other useful information in your response davesupreme? I thought that a link to the 500 thread with the most traffic would be useful to someone who only had 7...
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 18,065
Views: 1,931,262
Posted By The Letter J
14/48 is pretty low gearing, 14/50 is just a...

14/48 is pretty low gearing, 14/50 is just a little lower! I did a 250ish mile loop (mostly onroad) with 14/50 a couple months ago and it was wound up pretty high to keep up with traffic on the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,486
Posted By The Letter J
My suggestion would be to read this whole thread....

My suggestion would be to read this whole thread. I don't own a 500, but it is on my radar as well so I've been following along: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=682150

It's a couple...
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 18,065
Views: 1,931,262
Posted By The Letter J
The 48 clears no problem, I currently have a 50...

The 48 clears no problem, I currently have a 50 on the back and it mostly clears (both are Supersprox brand, the rivets on the 50 just nip the chain guide passing through... self-clearances in a few...
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 7,257
Views: 1,414,795
Posted By The Letter J
Now you know where to put your 2nd rimlock!

Now you know where to put your 2nd rimlock!
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