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Forum: Thumpers 10-05-2005, 06:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 741
Posted By mikektm
I went to the PPG paint store locally and got the...

I went to the PPG paint store locally and got the closest looking orange I could find. The it turned out a little more orange than the straight plastic orange dirt fender. But than again the...
Forum: Thumpers 10-04-2005, 09:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 741
Posted By mikektm
I'm sure this is a movie reference but I can't...

I'm sure this is a movie reference but I can't place it.
Forum: Thumpers 10-04-2005, 08:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 741
Posted By mikektm
Finally got it the right color

My 03 is finally orange and it looks way better. Too bad now I've got to sell it. I need a new truck badly. :2cry http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b285/Bronco3738/1f31d490.jpg
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Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2005, 10:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 604
Posted By mikektm
Thanks ill post some pics when it's done. It...

Thanks ill post some pics when it's done. It might be awhile I don't get much time to work on it right now, but it should look nice Orange and Black.
Mike
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2005, 09:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 604
Posted By mikektm
03 Adventure selling price

Im in the middle of repainting my 03 Adventure, and I'm thinking of selling it for something smaller more nimble on the tight trails. Any idea of the going price on these? Or is someone with a DRZ...
Forum: Thumpers 03-11-2004, 07:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,254
Posted By mikektm
What Creeper said, plus with the Adventure you...

What Creeper said, plus with the Adventure you get a better speedometer, tripmeter, and a tach. All a bonus IMO. Ive also done 350 mile days. After a few of those you kill all the nerves in you...
Forum: Thumpers 03-11-2004, 07:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,018
Posted By mikektm
Are you talking about the shock mount, or the...

Are you talking about the shock mount, or the linkage.

Mike
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2004, 05:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,114
Posted By mikektm
Looks like mine before i added the mud and...

Looks like mine before i added the mud and scratches. Congradulations. :super
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2004, 04:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,994
Posted By mikektm
Something like that. No, not really, well...

Something like that. No, not really, well kinda... Yeah that. But there was a long pause after click where nothing happened.
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2004, 03:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,994
Posted By mikektm
Sorry... :eek1 No but I had a computer...

Sorry... :eek1 No but I had a computer non-function issue. Oopps.
Mike
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2004, 03:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,994
Posted By mikektm
It's like a swiss army knife. Motard is like...

It's like a swiss army knife. Motard is like another blade, srewdriver, etc. Some you use more than others, other people use ones that you don't use. I just like the fact that I can use it like...
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2004, 03:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,994
Posted By mikektm
It's like a swiss army knife. Motard is like...

It's like a swiss army knife. Motard is like another blade, srewdriver, etc. Some you use more than others, other people use ones that you don't use. I just like the fact that I can use it like...
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2004, 03:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,994
Posted By mikektm
It's like a swiss army knife. Motard is like...

It's like a swiss army knife. Motard is like another blade, srewdriver, etc. Some you use more than others, other people use ones that you don't use. I just like the fact that I can use it like...
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2004, 03:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,018
Posted By mikektm
Better yet send me your bike and others, so i can...

Better yet send me your bike and others, so i can test them in the conditions I usually ride so as to have an accurate comparison. Then I can determine if mine needs repairs or if they are all like...
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2004, 03:29 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,226
Posted By mikektm
I tried the MT 21's but the rocks of Arizona...

I tried the MT 21's but the rocks of Arizona destroyed them pretty quickly. Now I have a Michelin Baja rear that seems to wear like steel, but hooks up better than the MT 21's. After a couple...
Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2004, 07:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 995
Posted By mikektm
I thought thats what we were all after? :evil ...

I thought thats what we were all after? :evil I'd like to put a flat slide on but, limited budget other things higher priority at the moment. Besides so far the stock carb modified works great. Even...
Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2004, 07:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 995
Posted By mikektm
More impressed by the Adventure :thumb

I went riding to the Coke Ovens near Florence, Az. this past weekend with a guy on an xr650r, and a klx650. The only thing the adventure didn't do as well as the other two is wheelie. There weren't...
Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2004, 06:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,364
Posted By mikektm
:rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl ...You might...

:rofl

:rofl :rofl :rofl ...You might have given us too much credit.

Mike
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2004, 04:31 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,074
Posted By mikektm
I used to work in composites. Honestly, glass...

I used to work in composites. Honestly, glass fiber and a good quality epoxy resin would be a very durable part. Road race guys have used it for years. Not as durable as injection molded plastic,...
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2004, 04:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,808
Posted By mikektm
One thing you also might want to consider, the...

One thing you also might want to consider, the Motard version only has a 4 speed gear box.
Forum: Thumpers 03-01-2004, 05:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,018
Posted By mikektm
No clunking, but it does move about 1/8 of an...

No clunking, but it does move about 1/8 of an inch. I guess it's OK. It seems others do it also, and the dealer didn't jump at the chance to sell new linkage bearings.
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2004, 03:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,018
Posted By mikektm
I was at the local dealership yesterday and the...

I was at the local dealership yesterday and the guy there said it was normal. I guess I just havent noticed it before, but it was there.
Forum: Thumpers 02-26-2004, 07:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,249
Posted By mikektm
Deal's Gap is an excellent place to ride. I've...

Deal's Gap is an excellent place to ride. I've been there on GSX-R's. Now I want to take the Adventure there. It's only 2 hours from my parents place in Asheville. I know some guys that took...
Forum: Thumpers 02-26-2004, 07:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,018
Posted By mikektm
More 640 Adventure questions???

I was prepping my bike for a ride when I noticed something I'm not sure is normal or not. When the bike is on the center stand, you can raise the rear tire up just a little ( 1/8 of an inch) before...
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2004, 03:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,398
Posted By mikektm
The '03's are different than the '01-'02's. My...

The '03's are different than the '01-'02's. My adventure doesn't have a magnet either. And the spacing is also about 0.040" from the bolt heads.
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2004, 05:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,818
Posted By mikektm
Hey I went bake and reread my fork manuals, the...

Hey I went bake and reread my fork manuals, the stock '03 forks have internal preload adjusters. But you have to remove the fork cap. Not really a big deal. It states the amount each turn affects...
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2004, 04:56 PM
Replies: 8,733
Views: 1,885,277
Posted By mikektm
I've got an '03 640 Adventure that i picked up...

I've got an '03 640 Adventure that i picked up new in september. Only mods are the carb rejetting, modified stock exhaust, and MT-21 tires. Also some fresh scratches for character. Awsome bike,...
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2004, 06:37 PM
Replies: 600
Views: 101,128
Posted By mikektm
Is it possible to get exhausts like the 660 ralle...

Is it possible to get exhausts like the 660 ralle uses? They look awsome, dont know how practical they would be.
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2004, 06:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,818
Posted By mikektm
I've got all the manuals. But The 03 doesn't...

I've got all the manuals. But The 03 doesn't have preload adjusters on the front, just compresion and rebound. I might have just missed the sag specs in the manual.

I saw KTm offers preload...
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2004, 03:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,818
Posted By mikektm
I'm going to try it. From road racing I know how...

I'm going to try it. From road racing I know how important sag is. What is recomended for the adventure, and can you adjust the front?

Mike
Forum: Thumpers 02-16-2004, 05:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,818
Posted By mikektm
Talking I havent tried anything yet. It doesn't seem to...

I havent tried anything yet. It doesn't seem to be packing down, because it happens on a smooth road with a sharp rise. But like i said I'm still calibrating myself to dirt bikes. Could still be...
Forum: Thumpers 02-13-2004, 05:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,818
Posted By mikektm
Thanks for the replies. I was curious about the...

Thanks for the replies. I was curious about the wires, in case there were accessories that would plug in that I didn't know about.

The carb has been modded by drilling the slide, the main jet,...
Forum: Thumpers 02-13-2004, 05:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,818
Posted By mikektm
Fuel sensor is hooked up. Thanks.

Fuel sensor is hooked up. Thanks.
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2004, 07:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,818
Posted By mikektm
Question '03 Adventure Question?

I took the tank off my 640 Adventure and there are 2 or 3 wired connectors that don't go to anything. Does anybody know what they are for?:confused Also, I get about 250 miles before I hit reserve...
Forum: Regional forums 02-06-2004, 03:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 477
Posted By mikektm
Oops. Might help if you had a date. We are...

Oops. Might help if you had a date. We are meeting saturday the 7th of Febuary. Tomorrow, hope you can make it.
Forum: Regional forums 02-04-2004, 05:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 477
Posted By mikektm
Arizona DS ride out of Florence

I was planning on going on a day long Dual sport ride from the Burger King in Florence to the Box canyon, Coke Ovens area.
If anyone is interested me and another person are meeting in Florence at...
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