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Forum: Thumpers Today, 07:45 PM
Replies: 16,749
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Posted By Grreatdog
I have a gently used 2000 640E you can have for...

I have a gently used 2000 640E you can have for $4500.
Forum: Thumpers Today, 06:18 PM
Replies: 16,749
Views: 952,030
Posted By Grreatdog
KLX650=XR650R only heavier, uglier and with the...

KLX650=XR650R only heavier, uglier and with the button.

http://i427.photobucket.com/albums/pp354/grreatdog/Newberry30th009_zpsc2a61032.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers Today, 08:57 AM
Replies: 5,201
Views: 763,458
Posted By Grreatdog
First, your bike will never go those speeds. Not...

First, your bike will never go those speeds. Not even close. I have no idea where those numbers came from. So don't use that as your guide.

Second, if you are geared too high the bike will not...
Forum: Thumpers Today, 07:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 273
Posted By Grreatdog
A Renazco seat would top my list.

A Renazco seat would top my list.
Forum: Thumpers Today, 06:49 AM
Replies: 16,749
Views: 952,030
Posted By Grreatdog
Not the weekend, but I blew off some work...

Not the weekend, but I blew off some work yesterday to get out and nudge my 525 ever closer to needing a top end rebuild and new crankshaft. It was one of those "damn, I need a female fitting for my...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 01:16 PM
Replies: 5,201
Views: 763,458
Posted By Grreatdog
Which carb hoses do what depends on the model....

Which carb hoses do what depends on the model. The were variations since some models had a charcoal canister with two hoses to it. But all of them are vents except the float bowl overflow. And I can...
Forum: The Garage Yesterday, 12:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,098
Posted By Grreatdog
Rock hard tires are not an issue if you use the...

Rock hard tires are not an issue if you use the right tools. This ancient M6006 kicked my ass. Until I broke out the Sawzall and big pair of end cutting pliers:

...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 08:37 AM
Replies: 16,749
Views: 952,030
Posted By Grreatdog
I agree. JD has good tech support. Call or email...

I agree. JD has good tech support. Call or email them and tell them you lost the chart that came with your kit. They still sell a kit for that bike so they still have the chart. But JD needles are...
Forum: The Garage Yesterday, 07:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,098
Posted By Grreatdog
I have often said the best way to learn to mount...

I have often said the best way to learn to mount tires is to do it in your back yard with your trail tool kit. There is a big difference between the garage with all your tools handy where you want to...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 06:56 AM
Replies: 5,201
Views: 763,458
Posted By Grreatdog
What gearing do you have? My XT350 was actually...

What gearing do you have? My XT350 was actually slower with higher gears because it couldn't pull that load. No matter what gearing I tried the bike would not break 75 mph on my buddy's radar even...
Forum: The Garage 05-04-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,098
Posted By Grreatdog
C-clamps are your friend. So is some kind of...

C-clamps are your friend. So is some kind of lube. But I switched from soap to Windex on advice from here. You are on your own with the choice in puppies.
...
Forum: The Garage 05-04-2015, 02:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,098
Posted By Grreatdog
I can change a tire in about fifteen minutes and...

I can change a tire in about fifteen minutes and balance it in five. But I also have three tire irons, rim protectors and a place to work. So $40 per tire is a lot to me though probably a decent shop...
Forum: Thumpers 05-04-2015, 10:42 AM
Replies: 5,201
Views: 763,458
Posted By Grreatdog
The carb boots were always my first suspects. As...

The carb boots were always my first suspects. As for the jetting:

The 130 main sounds right to me.

The 105 secondary is actually smaller than I remember for stock in mine. I remember 106. But...
Forum: Thumpers 05-04-2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 6,776
Views: 1,441,463
Posted By Grreatdog
The XCMH on the rear of my 640 does seem to be a...

The XCMH on the rear of my 640 does seem to be a stiffer sidewall than the MT21 it replaced. It isn't as good on pavement and wore just as fast. But in hard rock riding it didn't chunk as badly,...
Forum: Thumpers 05-04-2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 452
Posted By Grreatdog
I have zero complaints about the BST on mine. But...

I have zero complaints about the BST on mine. But mine is also running an SXC competition muffler, opened airbox and jet kit. One of the PO's went to a lot of trouble dialing in that BST. So I would...
Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 16,749
Views: 952,030
Posted By Grreatdog
I was right there with Ajay until the kitchen...

I was right there with Ajay until the kitchen part.
Forum: The Garage 05-03-2015, 05:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,703
Posted By Grreatdog
Clip type master link doesn't get staked. The...

Clip type master link doesn't get staked. The whole point of using a clip link is to be able to break the chain for service without doing that. I don't know about other brands, but with a DID x-ring...
Forum: The Garage 05-03-2015, 05:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,703
Posted By Grreatdog
The last two x-ring chains I screwed with...

The last two x-ring chains I screwed with woundn't work with pliers or vice-grips. The master link side plate is a press fit. For the DID that I just installed on my 525 this morning I ran up to...
Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2015, 05:02 PM
Replies: 16,749
Views: 952,030
Posted By Grreatdog
Thanks. That makes perfect sense now. I knew it...

Thanks. That makes perfect sense now. I knew it had to be a KTM thing.
Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2015, 04:31 PM
Replies: 16,749
Views: 952,030
Posted By Grreatdog
If you don't ride a lot of dust there are...

If you don't ride a lot of dust there are pre-oiled disposable filters. At least there are for KTM's. There is one in my 525 right now. Maybe they figure we are so busy with valve adjustments and...
Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 16,749
Views: 952,030
Posted By Grreatdog
I am all out of stuff to do to the 525. Maybe I...

I am all out of stuff to do to the 525. Maybe I need to ride around the block a couple of times so it needs another valve adjustment
Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2015, 05:45 AM
Replies: 16,749
Views: 952,030
Posted By Grreatdog
I am levering the POS Motoz I took off the 525...

I am levering the POS Motoz I took off the 525 onto the 640 this morning. Nothing like changing two tires to enrich your Sunday morning. That Desert H/T is the heaviest, worst steering tire I have...
Forum: Thumpers 05-02-2015, 11:26 AM
Replies: 6,776
Views: 1,441,463
Posted By Grreatdog
Just for grins I weighed the new Motoz Desert H/T...

Just for grins I weighed the new Motoz Desert H/T and the new MT-21. The Motoz read 10.5 pounds and MT-21 read 8.5 pounds. Even though our bathroom scale only reads to a half pound that is a lot of...
Forum: Thumpers 05-02-2015, 07:18 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,473
Posted By Grreatdog
Actually, I was really surprised at how well my...

Actually, I was really surprised at how well my 525 did on an all day, 230 mile, mostly highway ride. Once Rezazco builds my seat I really don't see much compromise. Sure it is a little hard edged...
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2015, 07:47 PM
Replies: 6,776
Views: 1,441,463
Posted By Grreatdog
Thing is I have never had to balance ANY tire...

Thing is I have never had to balance ANY tire before. Not in my 35+ years of running knobbies on the street. But that Motoz was literally hopping off the road at 75 mph. The stock knobby was fine on...
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2015, 07:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 443
Posted By Grreatdog
I can't really tell much difference between the...

I can't really tell much difference between the link suspension on my 640 and the two PDS bikes I have owned. The bike mags like the Husky linkage setup better. So maybe it really is better.

But...
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2015, 06:31 PM
Replies: 6,776
Views: 1,441,463
Posted By Grreatdog
So the Motoz Desert H/T front tire experiment is...

So the Motoz Desert H/T front tire experiment is officially a bust for my 525. That tire is simply too big, too heavy and too stiff for this bike. It steers like a locomotive with that tire. So I am...
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,473
Posted By Grreatdog
That was a rhetorical question, wasn't it?

That was a rhetorical question, wasn't it?
Forum: The Garage 05-01-2015, 02:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,059
Posted By Grreatdog
No doubt about the idiot part. What kind of dope...

No doubt about the idiot part. What kind of dope ignores the spec's and just builds whatever the hell he wants? But pad site construction for national chains doesn't exactly attract the cream of the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2015, 11:57 AM
Replies: 16,749
Views: 952,030
Posted By Grreatdog
I have to admit, this was not a bad combination...

I have to admit, this was not a bad combination just as long as I kept to a sedate pace for both the truck and the bike. But that bike punished me whenever the pace picked up over rough ground.
...
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 16,749
Views: 952,030
Posted By Grreatdog
I spent my whole life trying to make Japanese...

I spent my whole life trying to make Japanese dual sports into better dirt bikes. So it should come as no surprise that I jumped ship for KTM just as soon as the brand hit my radar.
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 110
Posted By Grreatdog
How much oil came out? Are you guys sure it had...

How much oil came out? Are you guys sure it had oil while it was being test ridden.

How much oil went in? Too much creates oil mist blow back through the crankcase vent directly into the airbox...
Forum: The Garage 05-01-2015, 06:45 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,059
Posted By Grreatdog
Not mine. :lol3 I had a site prep contractor...

Not mine. :lol3

I had a site prep contractor who used Criblock when the plans called for a vertical wall try to sue me for staking the wall wrong. He put it on my vertical wall stakeout and the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2015, 06:03 AM
Replies: 16,749
Views: 952,030
Posted By Grreatdog
I don't even have a street bike. :cry ...

I don't even have a street bike. :cry

Actually, in my almost 40 years of riding street legal bikes I have never even ridden a street bike. Rossi I ain't. :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2015, 06:29 PM
Replies: 16,749
Views: 952,030
Posted By Grreatdog
Makes sense. It is a bit of a motor pool hue.

Makes sense. It is a bit of a motor pool hue.
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2015, 02:01 PM
Replies: 16,749
Views: 952,030
Posted By Grreatdog
My old high school friend on the 690 is still his...

My old high school friend on the 690 is still his old high school weight of maybe 150 pounds soaking wet and he rides the wheels off that bike. But I need every advantage I can get. Which is why I...
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 16,749
Views: 952,030
Posted By Grreatdog
This was a brand new 2015 690 that was just...

This was a brand new 2015 690 that was just broken in with the switch set to full gonzo. My 525 stayed with it 1-5 and was hanging tough in 6th when we rolled off the gas somewhere north of 80. But...
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 16,749
Views: 952,030
Posted By Grreatdog
Back to reality guys because I learned something...

Back to reality guys because I learned something very important last weekend on our 230 mile ride to lunch: the SC Lowcountry actually does have decent barbeque.

Who knew? I always thought that...
Forum: The Garage 04-28-2015, 10:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,740
Posted By Grreatdog
Good luck getting your insurance company to...

Good luck getting your insurance company to indemnify somebody for hitting a power line in a public utility easement.
Forum: The Garage 04-28-2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,740
Posted By Grreatdog
If this is in a platted subdivision look at the...

If this is in a platted subdivision look at the drawing and see if it shows "public" or similarly worded utility easements. If it does and all the work is inside an easement like that you should be...
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