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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. Yesterday, 01:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 197
Posted By Ned1
Dan, this year I'd expect the Mud creek and...

Dan, this year I'd expect the Mud creek and Johnson creek to easily be clear. South exposure on most of it.

No chance in he## that Shady is clear. Been many a ride through there when the top part...
Forum: Thumpers 02-01-2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,112
Posted By Ned1
Hell ya, do it. I wouldn't bother with the sumo...

Hell ya, do it. I wouldn't bother with the sumo hoops unless you're rolling in cash or just really curious. Concrete jungle enduro riding can be entertaining, just don't lose your license!
Forum: Thumpers 02-01-2015, 09:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 699
Posted By Ned1
Si correcto, a 400E is not easy to find but they...

Si correcto, a 400E is not easy to find but they are out there.

I won't get into the KLR shoving match, you'd know if you want one or not and it sounds like not. Same with a big block DR. All...
Forum: Thumpers 01-29-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 699
Posted By Ned1
No doubts on the high CofG. The pig is all about...

No doubts on the high CofG. The pig is all about torque when grabbing a handful.

Give OP is in WA state, he could plate an E model and be doing far better than the more anemic S. Carb, headpipe...
Forum: Thumpers 01-29-2015, 09:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 699
Posted By Ned1
If you were committed to getting a cush wheel, a...

If you were committed to getting a cush wheel, a bigger tank and a set of 48mm forks it's not a bad bike.

DRZ's have better turning radius in the event you're slugging it through tighter...
Forum: Thumpers 01-29-2015, 06:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 699
Posted By Ned1
I slapped down 40k miles on one before I punted...

I slapped down 40k miles on one before I punted it. The North American models were sorta oddball parts bin bikes.

Good power, nice carb, easy to work on, 1000mi oil changes, not much aftermarket...
Forum: Thumpers 01-28-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 20,009
Posted By Ned1
Great bikes, really nice for the tight and steep....

Great bikes, really nice for the tight and steep. Small ergo's for me @ 6'2", but for tossing it around the smaller stature of the bike is great.

Bummed I sold the ones I had. I'll get another...
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2015, 08:33 PM
Replies: 6,758
Views: 1,430,891
Posted By Ned1
Congrats! 3" is a lot of rise but that's...

Congrats!

3" is a lot of rise but that's your business if you want to do that (6'8" tall by chance? ). I put a Trailtech riser clamp on mine and it's about as far as I would go with the stock...
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2015, 06:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,343
Posted By Ned1
I don't disagree at all. I buy OEM fronts and...

I don't disagree at all. I buy OEM fronts and soft aluminum rears that incur the wear.

I'm up on 7500mi on my 525 and the c/s is fine in spite of the pavement miles. Even so, I just threw on a...
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,343
Posted By Ned1
Once you see a couple bikes with torched...

Once you see a couple bikes with torched countershaft splines you'll make up your mind. If you're heavy handed and on pavement a fair amount it ain't a bad idea if you have a big bore...
Forum: Vendors 01-16-2015, 08:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,135
Posted By Ned1
Thumb Brown Santa showed up today...the couple OEM cush...

Brown Santa showed up today...the couple OEM cush hubs I had on my previous motard and d/s wheelsets, while functional, are pretty crude instruments compared to the RAD hub.

Definitely a keeper...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-10-2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 9,392
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,444,821
Posted By Ned1
Nice bike, wished I had the time to ride it or...

Nice bike, wished I had the time to ride it or I'd buy it back from you :-)
Forum: Thumpers 01-07-2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,357
Posted By Ned1
DOT rubber I've run on my LC4, DRZ and 525 over...

DOT rubber I've run on my LC4, DRZ and 525 over 50k miles of offroad & dual sport riding:

K270...meh
MT21...mmm.ok.ish
606...pphhht
T63...asphalt
TKC80...asphalt
MT43...rocks
Tractionator...
Forum: Vendors 01-03-2015, 05:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,135
Posted By Ned1
Discount still works! My 525 is eagerly...

Discount still works! My 525 is eagerly awaiting...
Forum: Vendors 12-25-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 2,266
Views: 342,441
Posted By Ned1
^^ that Osram is exactly what I replaced on my...

^^ that Osram is exactly what I replaced on my 525.
Forum: Vendors 12-23-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 2,266
Views: 342,441
Posted By Ned1
Thumb 2007 KTM 525exc install was easy

Just installed the 3600L H4 bulb in my '07 525exc OEM headlight reflector. Nice clean plug and play setup.

Required only a simple modification to the headlight lock ring...cut the thumb tabs...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-13-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 9,392
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,444,821
Posted By Ned1
Garne SG10 boots size 8 (42)

Black pair is now sold.

Size 8 (42) white Gaerne SG10 boots in very good condition. No funk, no broken buckles no surprises.

Cash or PayPal only, prefer local pickup but will consider...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-31-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,197
Posted By Ned1
That's impressive that you're wrangling a spark...

That's impressive that you're wrangling a spark plug bike, even a little one, considering that xray. Nice Beta thumpers!
Forum: Thumpers 08-12-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 6,758
Views: 1,430,891
Posted By Ned1
I bought some small copper crush washers (the...

I bought some small copper crush washers (the ones used for the head bolts) and stuck 'em in behind the metal retainer piece against the engine case.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-17-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,819
Posted By Ned1
I'd be pissed too... If the clavicle wasn't...

I'd be pissed too...

If the clavicle wasn't a messy break it'll heal fine. The doc told me as long as the bones are in the same room they'll find each other and fuse.

Hurts like a mofo for...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-19-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,366
Posted By Ned1
Ya Mark, HTHAY? x 2 :freaky Was out behind...

Ya Mark, HTHAY? x 2 :freaky

Was out behind the old haunts on my 525 earlier today and was thinking of you.
Forum: Trials 03-17-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 878
Posted By Ned1
Ha ha! Good to see my old bike getting some...

Ha ha! Good to see my old bike getting some love:rofl
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-03-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 721
Posted By Ned1
#cough# Whistler bike park #cough# backwards at...

#cough# Whistler bike park #cough# backwards at night #cough# :-)
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-28-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 9,392
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,444,821
Posted By Ned1
Sent him PM for a buddy who's looking. If you...

Sent him PM for a buddy who's looking. If you talk to your buddy please have him send me his contact info.

Thanks Clapper!
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 6,758
Views: 1,430,891
Posted By Ned1
Haha, at one time it was shiny. Thanks for...

Haha, at one time it was shiny.

Thanks for the brainwaves. Save for the bitchin powder coated hoops *cough*, my list was reverse order of personal choice, good on all of you for agreeing with me...
Forum: Thumpers 02-26-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 6,758
Views: 1,430,891
Posted By Ned1
a few $$ to invest

187hrs on my RFS bike... it's been looked after well, the woods bike and my mountain bikes are the ones that suffer the beat downs.

I've got a few sheckles to toss into the bike...where would...
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 6,758
Views: 1,430,891
Posted By Ned1
Yep, that be it. What an ordeal.... If you...

Yep, that be it. What an ordeal....

If you get down here to visit Alex@Konflict do stop by. I'm just a couple blocks away and keep my beer fridge stocked. Similarly if you're up at Tyax...
...
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 6,758
Views: 1,430,891
Posted By Ned1
Was that the bike that went over the embankment...

Was that the bike that went over the embankment and got carted back upslope in pieces? :rofl
Forum: Thumpers 02-16-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,189
Posted By Ned1
The 03's came with a CV carb. The bike needs the...

The 03's came with a CV carb. The bike needs the FCR to feed the displacement.

Water pump rebuild is common and it's a bit more involved than the RFS bikes, even the early ones like your 400.
...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-23-2014, 11:15 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 11,776
Posted By Ned1
Hey friend! :rofl When we gonna ride Walker...

Hey friend! :rofl

When we gonna ride Walker next?
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 6,758
Views: 1,430,891
Posted By Ned1
Nice...Good to strike a balance between pedals...

Nice...Good to strike a balance between pedals and spark plugs. I'm sure you can appreciate how they compliment each other.

Amongst the family's fleet of wheeled implements in the garage, I've...
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 6,758
Views: 1,430,891
Posted By Ned1
Simpler is gooder. Less sh## to break, less sh##...

Simpler is gooder. Less sh## to break, less sh## to fiddle with and less sh## to waste other people's time with. Goddam I hate riding with people who fidget around with all their doo-dads :puke1
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 16,424
Views: 922,496
Posted By Ned1
^^Compared to the ADVNCW posts and PM's of last...

^^Compared to the ADVNCW posts and PM's of last year, I'd say RBMoto's approach has been far more reasonable. Although, if he did get banned in less than 30 posts he must've resorted back to his...
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 905
Posted By Ned1
Well, if you had an SMC then there's not much...

Well, if you had an SMC then there's not much else that needs to be said. Buy it :deal

Speaking of regrets, I had no dual sport bike for a while then I came upon a garage queen DRZ which I...
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 905
Posted By Ned1
A few of us have or had this bike. I slapped...

A few of us have or had this bike. I slapped down nearly 40k miles on mine. Great bike and very capable in the right hands. My only beef was the turning radius and the somewhat raked out forks when...
Forum: Thumpers 01-15-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 6,758
Views: 1,430,891
Posted By Ned1
^^ +1

^^ +1
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-16-2013, 12:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,357
Posted By Ned1
Hmmm, I bought a Cali plated 50-state legal bike...

Hmmm, I bought a Cali plated 50-state legal bike about this time last year...in and out of the DOL in just a few minutes with plate, tabs, paper yada yada...no inspection whatsoever.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-25-2013, 04:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,366
Posted By Ned1
Thought you guys might get a chuckle out of that...

Thought you guys might get a chuckle out of that one. Got a little speed greedy in a greasy off-camber corner aboard my singlespeed in my local trails over in Hollywood. Serves me right.

I'm...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-25-2013, 01:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,366
Posted By Ned1
It was 'supposed' to be my time to fire up the...

It was 'supposed' to be my time to fire up the woods bike and go to one of said destinations to ride... but... thank a recently broken collarbone for my lack of attendance :puke1

On the bright...
Forum: Thumpers 11-21-2013, 05:33 PM
Replies: 6,758
Views: 1,430,891
Posted By Ned1
I would gladly take one of those cush whels off...

I would gladly take one of those cush whels off your hands!! Keep me in mind if you decide to move one or many.:freaky
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