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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 12:00 PM
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Posted By pne
i don't have a JD kit but all 2 strokes are tuned...

i don't have a JD kit but all 2 strokes are tuned roughly the same. Start with the main jet and select it based on a WOT throttle chop, then pull the plug and look at the color, you're looking for a...
Forum: Thumpers 05-04-2015, 12:54 PM
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Views: 949,846
Posted By pne
only because the WRR was jealous the lawnmower...

only because the WRR was jealous the lawnmower made more power.
Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2015, 09:05 PM
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Posted By pne
it was stiff, but I figured the faster I rode the...

it was stiff, but I figured the faster I rode the better it would feel. I ran out of balls first. Funny thing is that I was bottoming the wr450 in a lot of places at my pace, but it was still very...
Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 16,719
Views: 949,846
Posted By pne
I took the 250sx out today, boy oh boy. I am...

I took the 250sx out today, boy oh boy. I am embarrassed to admit but that motor turned me into a whimpering little girl. For the first hour it felt like the bike was riding me. Once I got the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-02-2015, 10:52 PM
Replies: 16,719
Views: 949,846
Posted By pne
please... you guys don't know offroad until you...

please... you guys don't know offroad until you take a sportbike offroad.

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/74QNUlKI5AU?rel=0" frameborder="0"...
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 16,719
Views: 949,846
Posted By pne
just bought this today, a 2011 250sx. Supposedly...

just bought this today, a 2011 250sx. Supposedly the most powerful iteration of the 250 smoker KTM made? ...
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2015, 07:35 PM
Replies: 16,719
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Posted By pne
I remember seeing that bike on svrider, I used to...

I remember seeing that bike on svrider, I used to race SV cup back in the day as well.
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2015, 05:11 PM
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Views: 949,846
Posted By pne
wrr's are two stroke now?

wrr's are two stroke now?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-27-2015, 09:32 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 12,178
Posted By pne
I don't think you are quite grasping what a...

I don't think you are quite grasping what a hipster is, but here's a hint, these two aren't hipsters.
...
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 16,719
Views: 949,846
Posted By pne
you misunderstand. WHOOPS is just what wrr riders...

you misunderstand. WHOOPS is just what wrr riders yell after they go tumbling ass over tea kettle, OWW is common as well. Refer to my wrr crash video where the stock shock acts as a nice eject button...
Forum: Americas 04-27-2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 165
Posted By pne
Route Advice - Banff to Lake Tahoe

I'm trying to plan a good route for a couple of friends who will be taking their first motorcycle trip to USA. We have 2-3 weeks to ride and hope to get to Lake Tahoe and back. I've put together a...
Forum: Thumpers 04-26-2015, 11:28 AM
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Views: 949,846
Posted By pne
click hard people! Click harder! I seem to...

click hard people! Click harder!

I seem to recall from the wrr forums that most people getting their rear shock revalved discovered it was half full of air. :rofl
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2015, 09:47 PM
Replies: 16,719
Views: 949,846
Posted By pne
<iframe width="560" height="315"...

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/A3mZoEeYIiY?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

some of these offroad crashes are hilarious. guess they didn't...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-25-2015, 10:35 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 12,178
Posted By pne
a FI thruxton. ...

a FI thruxton.

http://pictures.topspeed.com/IMG/crop/200608/2006-triumph-thruxton-900-4_600x0w.jpg

or a pair of vespas. really.
...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 04-25-2015, 10:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 658
Posted By pne
btw there's no need to push all that crappy fluid...

btw there's no need to push all that crappy fluid through the lines, use a turkey baster or a syringe and empty the res, top it up with fresh fluid, then after the fluid runs clean at the caliper...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-25-2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,329
Posted By pne
thanks but that trip was last year.. I'm...

thanks but that trip was last year..

I'm putting a chain on my $800 kdx 200 backup bike that may not see 50 hours a year. I ended up with a non sealed but moto specific chain, for $20.
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2015, 08:04 PM
Replies: 16,719
Views: 949,846
Posted By pne
funny how most of us don't spend the money on...

funny how most of us don't spend the money on good gear till we get hurt. Damaged some ligaments in my ankle a few years back, bought some Gaerne SG12's apparently the best money can buy. Finally...
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2015, 05:32 PM
Replies: 16,719
Views: 949,846
Posted By pne
Oh so he wears his steel toe boots to the airport...

Oh so he wears his steel toe boots to the airport too?
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2015, 04:10 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 8,788
Posted By pne
They aren't the same companies... when Honda...

They aren't the same companies... when Honda needs to put out a new ADV bike, they don't up to the 5th floor and pull Bob out of R&D and tell him to shelve the jetski, generator, and honda civic...
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2015, 04:00 PM
Replies: 16,719
Views: 949,846
Posted By pne
cmon guys, you don't actually use boots to...

cmon guys, you don't actually use boots to control the bike at all, any hiking boot will do.
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2015, 12:36 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 8,788
Posted By pne
it really is.. I get the KTM deal.. each...

it really is..

I get the KTM deal.. each year there is something new and cool. Little tweaks here and there like adding linkage, 4CS forks, revised engine internals, new plastics/frame color. But...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-23-2015, 11:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,329
Posted By pne
Motorcycle chains vs Industrial chains

From my research, it seems like 530 chain is the same as #50 industrial chain.

I'm curious because #50 chain is sold in 10' lengths for $25 locally. If it were feasible to use this on my dirt...
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2015, 10:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 898
Posted By pne
I did not have the patience, took about an hour...

I did not have the patience, took about an hour to cut it out including pencil grinding the dam bolt which was recessed into the frame tab.

Just for fun I had the bolt/sleeve out on the bench to...
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2015, 08:51 PM
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Views: 949,846
Posted By pne
the other problem modern bikes with FI, cats, and...

the other problem modern bikes with FI, cats, and O2 sensors have now is that they will adjust fuel trims to accommodate worn sensors, and small changes in setup. I suspect the WRR has such...
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 16,719
Views: 949,846
Posted By pne
I've tried the CO adjustment you speak of, before...

I've tried the CO adjustment you speak of, before plunking down the $$$ for the power commander. Did not seem to do much although the smoothest the bike ran was out of the box. Every attempt to...
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 8,788
Posted By pne
I still don't understand why anyone would buy a...

I still don't understand why anyone would buy a 2015 DR650 off the showroom when they can be buying the same bike on the used market for deep discounts. It's not like a sport bike where you want the...
Forum: Road warriors 04-23-2015, 06:06 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 16,160
Posted By pne
bumping this thread, I'm craving a 13 V4R. ...

bumping this thread, I'm craving a 13 V4R.

What are the differences between 11-14? This one has the electronics package, was the engine the same throughout? Is 10k a good price?
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2015, 01:42 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 8,788
Posted By pne
case in point: ...

case in point:

http://www.suzukicycles.com/Product%20Lines/Cycles/Products/DR650SE/2015/DR650S.aspx

Are you f--ing kidding me suzuki? Still selling a dirtbike designed in 1996. Who in their...
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2015, 01:32 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 8,788
Posted By pne
what the f are you talking about? RC8R ...

what the f are you talking about?

RC8R
RC390
Superduke 1290
1190 Adventure & Adventure R
1290 Super Adventure

That's just the current lineup. Let's not forget the 690 SMR, SMC, duke, 990...
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 16,719
Views: 949,846
Posted By pne
easier said than done. Try taking that 300lb bike...

easier said than done. Try taking that 300lb bike in the tight trees where you're scraping handguards and throw in a few good sized log crossings. The only good thing about that bike is the horn,...
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 16,719
Views: 949,846
Posted By pne
I did put a PC5 with autotune in, did not help at...

I did put a PC5 with autotune in, did not help at all that was $500 down the drain. Although mine was limited to 1st and 2nd gear, I recently rode a friends wrx that had a slip on, air box door...
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2015, 09:46 AM
Replies: 16,719
Views: 949,846
Posted By pne
nothing but FI issues for me on the WRR. The poor...

nothing but FI issues for me on the WRR. The poor map caused jerky throttle response at low speeds and it had starting issues on the trail once it flamed/stalled. The only FI bike where I had to blip...
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 8,788
Posted By pne
Building niche bikes has worked well for KTM but...

Building niche bikes has worked well for KTM but the real key for them is that it's built a fan base. Like I said I used to be a yamaha guy and owned both the crossplane R1 and the wr250r/x at the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2015, 05:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 898
Posted By pne
is it worth soaking this thing in CLR or any kind...

is it worth soaking this thing in CLR or any kind of rust dissolver? Looking at the bolts that came out they were all zinc plated and have this white powdery corrosion on them. Not sure if the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2015, 03:59 PM
Replies: 16,719
Views: 949,846
Posted By pne
husqvarnas are the honda civics of dirt bikes....

husqvarnas are the honda civics of dirt bikes. both are associated with lawn care equipment.
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2015, 02:50 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 8,788
Posted By pne
with the rave reviews the fz07 is getting, I...

with the rave reviews the fz07 is getting, I could even settle with some spoked wheels and long travel suspension on that thing.
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2015, 02:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 898
Posted By pne
another 2 hours of pounding with a 10lb BFH, it...

another 2 hours of pounding with a 10lb BFH, it moved maybe 1/4". Got it cherry red with the torch, wet it all back down with acetone/atf. Still not helping much. Once the threads are flush with the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 898
Posted By pne
The only problem is, the other bearings in the...

The only problem is, the other bearings in the link have turned to dust, literally both seals fell apart in my hands and all the rollers came tumbling out. So I can't bolt it back together since the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 8,788
Posted By pne
I grew up a yamaha fan boy too, and I won't...

I grew up a yamaha fan boy too, and I won't discuss how crappy the wr250r is (there's another thread for that) :D

What pisses me off is they've left a hole in their product line between the wr250r...
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2015, 07:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 898
Posted By pne
rusted solid linkage bearings

I need some help. I've been going thru a 96 kdx 200, something wasn't right with the rear suspension so I took it apart.

the shock was half full of oil so I rebuilt that and it's working smoothly....
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