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Forum: Ride reports 08-28-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 485
Views: 145,885
Posted By Beardoge
Just finished this ride with one other. WOW...

Just finished this ride with one other.

WOW what a great trip this is ! Thank you cannon very well laid out and so much variety...

we left from St Ignace parking in the rest area right by...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-22-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 10,464
Posted By Beardoge
Heading to do the whole UPAT tomorrow starting...

Heading to do the whole UPAT tomorrow starting from st Ignace heading counter clockwise from there.

Looks like great weather hopefully it goes well...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-11-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 10,464
Posted By Beardoge
MCCCT through the big pines. ...

MCCCT through the big pines.

http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee71/Beardoge/IMG_3787_zps88a36401.jpg





http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee71/Beardoge/IMG_3786_zps5ccab131.jpg
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-11-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 10,464
Posted By Beardoge
I've been riding a lot no keyboard...

I've been riding a lot no keyboard time....hammering single track every weekend in Grayling WITH my chest protector on....
Its been 8 weeks ribs are healed pretty well I get some pain with sneezes...
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 6,861
Views: 1,102,882
Posted By Beardoge
So the guys and I were sitting around drinking...

So the guys and I were sitting around drinking and we figured out most of society's problems. But, then the un answerable question came up.....

Why do motorcycle transmissions go 1 down...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-09-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 10,464
Posted By Beardoge
Well it's been almost 4 weeks since my crash that...

Well it's been almost 4 weeks since my crash that broke and displaced two of my ribs....

I feel pretty good most of the time but a hard laugh or sneeze certainly reminds me there not at all...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-02-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 10,464
Posted By Beardoge
http://www.bikebandit.com/evs-vex-chest-protector-...

http://www.bikebandit.com/evs-vex-chest-protector-2012


What do you guys think of something like this ?
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-27-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 10,464
Posted By Beardoge
I know most of you guys ride the roads but after...

I know most of you guys ride the roads but after having my ribs broke, it seems like a good idea to get a chest protector now.
Have any of you guys wore one before ?

I do ride very difficult...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-23-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 10,464
Posted By Beardoge
Went down hard on the big 530 last week up north...

Went down hard on the big 530 last week up north in Grayling broke left side ribs 4 and 5, displaced fracture meaning they were overlapping.
Rode 5 hours with broken ribs and the next day was...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-04-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 10,464
Posted By Beardoge
Sold my green bike and bought this 2009 530 last...

Sold my green bike and bought this 2009 530 last fall and wow what a bike it is !

But I think there's something wrong with it, Its ridiculously hard on rear tires .....
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-04-2014, 05:13 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 10,464
Posted By Beardoge
Well it could have been me..... except it would...

Well it could have been me..... except it would be 4th and 5th gear...LOL:rofl
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-03-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 10,464
Posted By Beardoge
That bike must be almost impossible to ride...

That bike must be almost impossible to ride conservatively I'm sure... As with my 530 EXC, Impossible to ride conservatively on the road...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-03-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 10,464
Posted By Beardoge
Came around the corner onto wadhams and blasted...

Came around the corner onto wadhams and blasted past a car.....I was sitting there laughing like "come on slow car" move it !
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-03-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 10,464
Posted By Beardoge
Alright who was on the 990 in wadhams at 5:25...

Alright who was on the 990 in wadhams at 5:25 yesterday ?
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-23-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 761
Views: 32,825
Posted By Beardoge
I'll be slinging sand in Grayling this weekend. ...

I'll be slinging sand in Grayling this weekend. :1drink
Forum: Ride reports 05-20-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 485
Views: 145,885
Posted By Beardoge
cannon does the third day include the porcupine...

cannon does the third day include the porcupine mountains and the lake of the clouds lookout ? Going the around the south

(Houghton-Hancock to tip and then back to Marquette (very long day))
...
Forum: Ride reports 05-19-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 485
Views: 145,885
Posted By Beardoge
Cannon can you give some advice please. 4 of us...

Cannon can you give some advice please. 4 of us are riding this counter clockwise starting from St.Ignace.

Leaving on Saturday June 28th.. and trying to complete in 4 full days. So if its about...
Forum: Thumpers 05-16-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 6,861
Views: 1,102,882
Posted By Beardoge
I can't believe how easy it is to reset the...

I can't believe how easy it is to reset the odometer and hour meter on these bikes... Who knows how many they have on them when you buy them used...
Forum: Thumpers 05-09-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 6,861
Views: 1,102,882
Posted By Beardoge
I just received a complete piston and cylinder...

I just received a complete piston and cylinder from KTM parts house out of Lexington Kentucky USA for $656.33 I talked to the parts manager and he gave me 5% more off for a total of $623.53 for the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2014, 04:35 AM
Replies: 6,861
Views: 1,102,882
Posted By Beardoge
Thank you fast4ward !

Thank you fast4ward !
Forum: Thumpers 05-05-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 6,861
Views: 1,102,882
Posted By Beardoge
Can somebody tell me which direction the piston...

Can somebody tell me which direction the piston rings are supposed to face ?

I mean where are the open ends supposed to be ?
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 6,861
Views: 1,102,882
Posted By Beardoge
I cleaned them but they weren't much worse than...

I cleaned them but they weren't much worse than the pic shows...

Where do I get a tool to take the valve keepers out ?

do the seals just pull off ?


and on vertex's site they show part #...
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 6,861
Views: 1,102,882
Posted By Beardoge
Ok forum lets hear you opinions 2009 530...

Ok forum lets hear you opinions

2009 530 EXC supposed to be low hours 40,50 but who knows.... Overall conditions would merit low hours I suppose....

The piston has this smear on the exhaust...
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2014, 05:29 AM
Replies: 6,861
Views: 1,102,882
Posted By Beardoge
Do you have to take the cam chain guides out to...

Do you have to take the cam chain guides out to take the head off ?

I have mine ready to take apart but it doesn't appear the head will go over the front guide without taking the guide out...
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 6,861
Views: 1,102,882
Posted By Beardoge
570..... 570 !!! :clap

570..... 570 !!! :clap
Forum: Ride reports 04-05-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 485
Views: 145,885
Posted By Beardoge
Just got back from snowmobiling the Grand Marais...

Just got back from snowmobiling the Grand Marais to Seney area... Unless there's an epic change you WON'T even be able to ride a motorcycle in the beginning of May... The snow is awesome it's...
Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,245
Posted By Beardoge
Nope.... take it out and fill the hole with a dab...

Nope.... take it out and fill the hole with a dab of silicone ..
Forum: Ride reports 03-23-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 11,803
Posted By Beardoge
Thanks for sharing 94, were heading the end of...

Thanks for sharing 94, were heading the end of June to do cannontracks UPAT we were hoping for a lot more dirt but he won't share his cannontrek files so we'll have to find the hard way ourselves I...
Forum: Thumpers 01-30-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 12,896
Views: 658,178
Posted By Beardoge
Damn that's what I was thinking... We launch over...

Damn that's what I was thinking... We launch over little obstacles like that all the time. I wouldn't even think to take a pic of that, and if I did I sure wouldn't show it off....:rofl
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 6,861
Views: 1,102,882
Posted By Beardoge
I was going to replace the piston and rings with...

I was going to replace the piston and rings with a wossner kit for my 09 530. The kits come with 94.96 - 97 - 98 size pistons. At a 12.5 compression ratio

Does anybody know the stock size piston...
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 14,868
Posted By Beardoge
Solved but good ! :rofl

Solved but good ! :rofl
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 12,896
Views: 658,178
Posted By Beardoge
Ohhh shit this thread's going to heat up...

Ohhh shit this thread's going to heat up now....LOL

I guess a bicycle can do 95% what any KTM can do too but, at a reduced velocity...
Forum: Thumpers 01-15-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 12,896
Views: 658,178
Posted By Beardoge
This by far is the funniest damn post in the...

This by far is the funniest damn post in the whole thread !

I guess it has two wheels and a kickstand and it looks like a motorcycle but that's about as close as they get.... LOL
:rofl
Forum: Thumpers 01-11-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 6,861
Views: 1,102,882
Posted By Beardoge
Hey guys now that there's a lull in the...

Hey guys now that there's a lull in the snowmobiling, I was going to play with my 530 a little. I would like to know what you guys think. My 530 does use about a 1/2 cc per mile of oil so I was going...
Forum: Thumpers 01-09-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 332
Views: 23,917
Posted By Beardoge
Not to many regretful KTM owners, even though...

Not to many regretful KTM owners, even though there high maintenance ticking time bombs.... LOL
Forum: Thumpers 01-09-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 332
Views: 23,917
Posted By Beardoge
Love my 530 EXC no regrets here, can't believe...

Love my 530 EXC no regrets here, can't believe how much better it is than the Japanese bikes.
Forum: Thumpers 12-09-2013, 06:04 PM
Replies: 6,861
Views: 1,102,882
Posted By Beardoge
What do you guys think of theses graphics.. I...

What do you guys think of theses graphics.. I think there pretty damn cool, pricey but cool... I figure out of the 52 different graphics offered it's either these two.

44 or 46
...
Forum: Thumpers 11-22-2013, 04:56 PM
Replies: 6,861
Views: 1,102,882
Posted By Beardoge
Obviously a common problem mine was loose and the...

Obviously a common problem mine was loose and the damn thing was just about ready to fall off when I noticed it.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-04-2013, 05:11 PM
Replies: 616
Views: 33,364
Posted By Beardoge
LOL Actually there's a guy at a shop by me...

LOL

Actually there's a guy at a shop by me that rides his Ninja in almost everyday rain or shine... I don't know how the hell he does it ! It's 27 degrees in the morning everything covered in...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-01-2013, 05:30 PM
Replies: 616
Views: 33,364
Posted By Beardoge
Hasn't everybody put there bikes away and got...

Hasn't everybody put there bikes away and got there sleds out ?
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