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Forum: Thumpers 11-25-2014, 07:01 PM
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Posted By zig06
I bought one of the RMZ450 EFI bikes in '09. I...

I bought one of the RMZ450 EFI bikes in '09. I really did like it and the EFI (after a remap) worked great and I felt that it was the best thing since sliced bread. But then it happened, a wire had...
Forum: Ride reports 11-18-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 491
Views: 147,062
Posted By zig06
Hmmm, so when do you plan on hosting this ride???...

Hmmm, so when do you plan on hosting this ride??? Eventually I need to stop talking about the UPAT and start riding before I get too old. :gerg
Forum: Ride reports 11-17-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 491
Views: 147,062
Posted By zig06
Gotta start planning!

CannonShot, awesome job on getting into the "Pure Michigan" web. That advertising campaign is pretty popular in Michigan and beyond, so popular that YouTube is now full of spoofs. I doubt that the...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-13-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 8,108
Views: 7,645,731
Posted By zig06
Ummm, does she ever bring home the hand cuffs...

Ummm, does she ever bring home the hand cuffs .... :evil
Forum: Thumpers 10-25-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 2,638
Views: 269,612
Posted By zig06
I really have to second this comment! :beer ...

I really have to second this comment! :beer

Rode RM250's for years, even well after I stopped racing MX and sticking with just single track ORV trails I continued to ride RM250's. Then one...
Forum: Thumpers 10-16-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 2,638
Views: 269,612
Posted By zig06
I think the 10 hour service is more of a feel...

I think the 10 hour service is more of a feel good thing, well, that plus all of the machined parts inside there finally breaking in. So, admittedly there's a lot going on inside a set of forks, not...
Forum: Thumpers 09-22-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 2,638
Views: 269,612
Posted By zig06
FWIW, I do not run a Suzuki needle, but I do run...

FWIW, I do not run a Suzuki needle, but I do run a JD Jet kit that comes with JD's own needles. The kits are amazingly easy to install (even for a jet kit), the difference between stock and JD...
Forum: Thumpers 08-14-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 2,638
Views: 269,612
Posted By zig06
Post some pic's of a dirty bike or it didn't...

Post some pic's of a dirty bike or it didn't happen! :D
Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 2,638
Views: 269,612
Posted By zig06
Lot's of jetting recommendations out there,...

Lot's of jetting recommendations out there, personally it sounds like your 300 runs about the same as my 300. I fixed mine by installing a JD jet kit. The kits are about fool proof, be sure to read...
Forum: Thumpers 07-28-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 2,638
Views: 269,612
Posted By zig06
I rode RM250's exclusively for years, here's a...

I rode RM250's exclusively for years, here's a pic of my last one ~ an '08 RM250. Sold it when I got my '12 300XCW, regretted it for the first couple months...
...
Forum: Thumpers 07-19-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 2,638
Views: 269,612
Posted By zig06
Bummer, my local KTM dealer (Lake Cycle in Grand...

Bummer, my local KTM dealer (Lake Cycle in Grand Haven MI) is a 20 minute drive. He sells lots of different lubes, Bel-Ray Gear Saver @ $9 a quart being one of them. For $25 if you bring in a...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-19-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 16,018
Posted By zig06
Less suspension??

Just wondering but as a way of dealing with the chain/swingarm problems, would it be worth considering less suspension travel? Seems like a fair number of "new" adventure bikes come with far less...
Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 2,638
Views: 269,612
Posted By zig06
Well, it seems like a lot of people around here...

Well, it seems like a lot of people around here like stirring the pot ... :mully

To say that you "can't" pump and filter a 2t bottom end is completely false. Just like fuel injection and air...
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 2,638
Views: 269,612
Posted By zig06
ATF and being used in millions of cars, trucks...

ATF and being used in millions of cars, trucks and what ever else, and for millions of miles on top of that has been repeated an endless number of times ~ I get it. However, few of the people making...
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 2,638
Views: 269,612
Posted By zig06
As many have already stated 2t gear oil and 4t...

As many have already stated 2t gear oil and 4t engine oil is basically the same stuff, roughly 80w = 10w30 and 90w = 10w50. And while both do the same thing (lube gears and keep a wet clutch happy),...
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 2,638
Views: 269,612
Posted By zig06
Excellent, now go get it dirty!! :evil

Excellent, now go get it dirty!! :evil
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 2,638
Views: 269,612
Posted By zig06
+1 Those look like normal die cast marks...

+1

Those look like normal die cast marks ~ reinstall and ride!
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 2,638
Views: 269,612
Posted By zig06
If this was on the "electric starter" side then...

If this was on the "electric starter" side then just clean it out the best you can and you'll be fine, there's no passage way connecting the mag to the transmission.

If this was on the kicker...
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 2,638
Views: 269,612
Posted By zig06
You know, this is exactly how I ride my '12...

You know, this is exactly how I ride my '12 300XCw. Took me a awhile to figure it out, once I did I cursed myself for not buying a 300 years ago. In a way you ride a 300 like you would a 450 only...
Forum: Face plant 07-03-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 830
Views: 217,732
Posted By zig06
An easier fix

If you ever experience "unintended acceleration" in a car, there is a fail safe method of dealing with it ~ assuming that you don't forget or just simply panic (both easy to do under those...
Forum: Face plant 06-29-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 830
Views: 217,732
Posted By zig06
Install the X-Country's forks!

I'm in the same camp as you. I've never heard of any other model having experienced this type of failure, including the KLR. I've even considered buying the G650 and installing KLR forks as they do...
Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 2,638
Views: 269,612
Posted By zig06
If really low end grunt is important to you then...

If really low end grunt is important to you then you could always add one or two teeth to the rear sprocket, and with the 300's 6 speed transmission you'll still have a lot of top end speed.

...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-19-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 25,874
Posted By zig06
You might need more slack

As long as you're accounting for the swingarm angle change, which may mean that you will need to have more slack in your chain to be properly adjusted, then you should be fine. If you are and it's...
Forum: Thumpers 06-15-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 2,638
Views: 269,612
Posted By zig06
Problem is, where I ride your lucky to even get a...

Problem is, where I ride your lucky to even get a cell phone to work...

Plus the bonus part of living in Michigan is our elevation doesn't vary much, the lakes are 750 feet above sea level...
Forum: Thumpers 06-14-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 2,638
Views: 269,612
Posted By zig06
my 2 cents

I always felt like my '12 300XC-w was jetted fine from the factory too. And then I went on a ride with two 12 year old kids in the group and fouled 2 plugs... you can only ride as fast as the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-01-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 2,638
Views: 269,612
Posted By zig06
Are you just doing the top end or the entire...

Are you just doing the top end or the entire bike?



Had an IMS on my '08 RMZ450, the actual design was very good but the gas cap seal leaked. After some research I discovered that the only...
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 2,638
Views: 269,612
Posted By zig06
+1 on the JD kits. I tried using the...

+1 on the JD kits.

I tried using the manual (factory recommended settings) on my '12 300XCw, but just wasn't satisfied with the results (bottom end still fat). So I ordered a JD kit, read the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-17-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 2,638
Views: 269,612
Posted By zig06
It's not always the pre-mix ratio

FYI: First settle on a pre-mix ratio, and then jet for that. Changing the mix ratio will "slightly" effect spoogee production but the real cure has always been proper jetting.
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 2,638
Views: 269,612
Posted By zig06
Lov'n the tie downs!

Don't know about you guys, but I'd be almost as excited about the bike as I would about getting those "Cheap Trick" tie downs, where can I get a set of those??

:dj:drums:kumbaya

...
Forum: Thumpers 05-05-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 2,638
Views: 269,612
Posted By zig06
I'm not that good

I can get about 45 miles out of my '12 300XCW before hitting reserve. Not sure how big the reserve is...
Forum: Ride reports 05-05-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 491
Views: 147,062
Posted By zig06
New ORV sticker prices

Not sure if this has been covered yet, but the ORV sticker prices have gone up this year.

1. If your bike has a license plate your good on any "named" gravel road.
2. If you venture onto 2...
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 2,638
Views: 269,612
Posted By zig06
Check the compression, clean your air filter (if...

Check the compression, clean your air filter (if it isn't), make sure your gas is fresh, install a JD jet kit (it's easy, just follow the instructions) and post your results.
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 2,638
Views: 269,612
Posted By zig06
The "Honda Cable" is about 4" longer than the...

The "Honda Cable" is about 4" longer than the stock KTM cable, but the ends are the same so it's a direct replacement.



Because the cable is longer is can be routed along the same path as the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-05-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 2,638
Views: 269,612
Posted By zig06
I can't speak for others but I know that my bail...

I can't speak for others but I know that my bail wire jobs would not have saved me, that's why I went straight to the Honda cable, it's pretty much a sure fix. Not to say that there's anything wrong...
Forum: Thumpers 04-05-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 2,638
Views: 269,612
Posted By zig06
Good job! I actually experienced an unplanned...

Good job! I actually experienced an unplanned pinned throttle, thanks to some over grown branches on a tight trail. One of them grabbed the throttle cable and I'm sure that the local squirrels had...
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,344
Posted By zig06
This bike doesn't exsist.

Your problem is wanting to go 65mph on a dual sport. That means you need something around a 450 or bigger. "YES" you could ride something smaller that fast but the ride quality will be a vibrating...
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 2,638
Views: 269,612
Posted By zig06
It is what it is.

The general opinion that I ran into when the Revloc & Rekluse battle came to a head was that Revloc designed them as a product to sell, Rekluse was formed by riders looking for a better way to ride. ...
Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 2,638
Views: 269,612
Posted By zig06
Rekluse had a patent, Revloc didn't

FYI: Revloc originated the auto clutch, but they never patented it thinking that it would never be that big of a seller or even able to patent the auto clutch. Rekluse stepped in, made a few...
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 2,638
Views: 269,612
Posted By zig06
Engine braking: It works like this...

Had a Revloc dyna ring on my Hare Scramble racer (an '08 RM250) not that long ago, and just so everyone knows the Revloc Dyna ring is pretty much the same as a Rekluse EXP in design and function. And...
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 2,638
Views: 269,612
Posted By zig06
Oil and tires ~ yikes!

:turkish
Both subjects pack a lot of emotion, tread lightly grass hopper.

Instead of asking for an oil recommendation, let me suggest asking about oils to stay away from. It's my "opinion"...
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