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Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2015, 07:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 286
Posted By Racerman27410
no problems with durability on the engine...

no problems with durability on the engine front... just change the oil regularly.
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2015, 06:28 PM
Replies: 9,416
Views: 1,969,895
Posted By Racerman27410
that's what i'm running... no issues so far and...

that's what i'm running... no issues so far and about perfect gearing for where i ride
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2015, 06:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 286
Posted By Racerman27410
Stock tank might get you 120 miles but i would...

Stock tank might get you 120 miles but i would safely say around 100 miles to reserve.... (i weigh 225 so that might effect my mileage some)

lots of fun on back roads with good handling and...
Forum: Thumpers 05-10-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 279
Posted By Racerman27410
i had no issues converting mine to offroad use. ...

i had no issues converting mine to offroad use. The front brake is a non issue.... its really nice just using one finger to get all the stopping power i need.
i replaced my dash so i could program...
Forum: Road warriors 04-30-2015, 03:18 PM
Replies: 2,224
Views: 440,264
Posted By Racerman27410
trackday

Really cool to get your bike out on the track to see what she can do and legally check your limits.
Looks like you had fun! :freaky

I could do one at VIR .... didn't buy this bike for that but...
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2015, 10:27 PM
Replies: 9,416
Views: 1,969,895
Posted By Racerman27410
gearing

I've found the 14/45 combo to be a good all around ratio that is fairly relaxed on the road and can still climb slick single track hills like a billy goat just feathering the clutch to maintain...
Forum: Road warriors 04-16-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 10,201
Views: 1,677,612
Posted By Racerman27410
Fantastic views and interesting terrain features ...

Fantastic views and interesting terrain features :thumb....how far is this from Waimarino Plateau?
Forum: Road warriors 04-14-2015, 09:27 PM
Replies: 2,224
Views: 440,264
Posted By Racerman27410
I have run plenty of those on my FJ and agree...

I have run plenty of those on my FJ and agree they are great tires.

my only issue is while the rear road can consistantly get 5K the fronts last much longer... Since i like changing my tires in...
Forum: Road warriors 04-14-2015, 06:16 PM
Replies: 2,224
Views: 440,264
Posted By Racerman27410
Tires

What's everyone running and how do you like them?
Forum: Road warriors 04-14-2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 2,224
Views: 440,264
Posted By Racerman27410
brand new bike for half price? Just buy which...

brand new bike for half price? Just buy which color you liked the best and go riding..... don't worry about selling it... you will love it. :D
Forum: Road warriors 04-13-2015, 01:51 PM
Replies: 2,224
Views: 440,264
Posted By Racerman27410
Well that's not something you see everyday on a...

Well that's not something you see everyday on a motorcycle ( if ever?) :D
Forum: Road warriors 04-12-2015, 03:29 PM
Replies: 2,224
Views: 440,264
Posted By Racerman27410
progressive throttle tube

ktm p/n 69002021100

Progressive throttle tube comes with a pair of grips for plug and play action ... not sure if the throttle tube is any tighter on the bar than the stock one but it worked...
Forum: Thumpers 04-10-2015, 02:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 899
Posted By Racerman27410
stock will run very well except for the gearing...

stock will run very well except for the gearing being more suited for the street but even stock gearing will work off road and even helps tame the beast a bit at the expense of some clutch abuse.
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2015, 08:55 PM
Replies: 9,416
Views: 1,969,895
Posted By Racerman27410
thats the way i rode every dirt bike before i...

thats the way i rode every dirt bike before i turned 50... problem is the old bones and extra weight of midlife dont hop off as quick as they used to.

I had mine lowered and run a low seat....i...
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2015, 04:05 PM
Replies: 9,416
Views: 1,969,895
Posted By Racerman27410
Be careful with the sharing....what works for one...

Be careful with the sharing....what works for one does not always work for another. I've found that variables from one engine/fuel source to another can make a big difference in results.

...
Forum: Road warriors 04-01-2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 1,788
Views: 234,957
Posted By Racerman27410
thats a tough habit to break (and not sure i...

thats a tough habit to break (and not sure i would want to unless you ride exclusively on the track)..... maybe a track only brake lever reach adjustment would help. ( so you have to roll off the...
Forum: Road warriors 03-31-2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 1,788
Views: 234,957
Posted By Racerman27410
maybe you're keeping the right elbow in because...

maybe you're keeping the right elbow in because of how you grip the throttle ?

Definitely a difference there.
Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 9,416
Views: 1,969,895
Posted By Racerman27410
I agree actual inseam length is the determining...

I agree actual inseam length is the determining factor. I know a guy 6 ft tall has about the same inseam as i do at 5'-8" (29" inseam) and he rides with a low seat
one of our other friends is also...
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2015, 07:39 PM
Replies: 9,416
Views: 1,969,895
Posted By Racerman27410
i had mine lowered 1.5 inches and used a seat...

i had mine lowered 1.5 inches and used a seat concepts low seat.

my tuner did the lowering for free since i already had him doing a spring and re-valve for my weight.

i hear people talking...
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2015, 08:28 PM
Replies: 9,416
Views: 1,969,895
Posted By Racerman27410
Thank you Sir. I didnt want to roll the dice...

Thank you Sir.

I didnt want to roll the dice on aftermarket bodywork fitting properly so this is all OEM in black and its for sure made by pollisport with a ktm p/n

in some places it fit even...
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2015, 06:41 PM
Replies: 9,416
Views: 1,969,895
Posted By Racerman27410
a little makeover

Got tired of going riding with my buds and not being able to quickly pick my 5 hunny out from the rest of the 500exc orange brigade.
...
Forum: Road warriors 03-25-2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 2,224
Views: 440,264
Posted By Racerman27410
Lou, Good to hear you are happy with the...

Lou,

Good to hear you are happy with the improved performance.
I used the throttle cam from a RC8 to basically get the same effect as modifying the stock one..... either way i agree the mod does...
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2015, 10:41 PM
Replies: 9,416
Views: 1,969,895
Posted By Racerman27410
Good for you!

mine was a 50th birthday present to myself..... i'm not done either!:freaky
Forum: Road warriors 03-22-2015, 02:00 PM
Replies: 2,224
Views: 440,264
Posted By Racerman27410
there is an ACC2 wire in the same area you can...

there is an ACC2 wire in the same area you can use to power the lights but its constant on power.

However you can still use the acc2 to power the lights by adding a relay and activating it via a...
Forum: Road warriors 03-22-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 2,224
Views: 440,264
Posted By Racerman27410
its an old re-purposed SWmotech city tank bag i...

its an old re-purposed SWmotech city tank bag i had laying around. (circa 2005?) I originally purchased it just to get the quick lock hardware to use on another tankbag and the bag got put on a shelf...
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 26,931
Views: 4,923,336
Posted By Racerman27410
yes it will run some heated gear. It will run my...

yes it will run some heated gear. It will run my full jacket liner and gloves on medium heat setting at almost anything above idle


unless you have a kickstarter installed i highly recommend one...
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2015, 09:20 PM
Replies: 3,936
Views: 626,869
Posted By Racerman27410
all the ktm bars are listed here.... ...

all the ktm bars are listed here....

http://www.jebruns.com/howtos_bulletins/KTMHandlebarSpecs.pdf

due to the way KTM measures their bars, compared to aftermarket, you will need to take 25mm...
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2015, 10:53 PM
Replies: 9,416
Views: 1,969,895
Posted By Racerman27410
pretty sure its 20mm only the sx bikes got the...

pretty sure its 20mm only the sx bikes got the larger rear axle.
Forum: Road warriors 03-10-2015, 10:31 PM
Replies: 2,224
Views: 440,264
Posted By Racerman27410
well.... Ken did say he tuned for max power and...

well.... Ken did say he tuned for max power and it takes gas to make max power.

i guess i get good fuel mileage since i ride in the mountains exclusively... basically surfing the midrange torque...
Forum: Road warriors 03-10-2015, 07:02 PM
Replies: 953
Views: 211,978
Posted By Racerman27410
thats similar to my insurance adventure... when...

thats similar to my insurance adventure... when progressive ran my SMT vin their computer said it was an RC8 (higher insurance rate)...... after several calls i finally got through to someone who...
Forum: Road warriors 03-10-2015, 12:14 PM
Replies: 2,224
Views: 440,264
Posted By Racerman27410
Lou, i didn't ask Ken to make it an...

Lou,


i didn't ask Ken to make it an economy map (which he can also do ) and every engine will be slightly different in some regards but i'm still getting between 36-40mpg average ( bike all...
Forum: Road warriors 03-10-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 2,224
Views: 440,264
Posted By Racerman27410
You are welcome..... i think Ken Wheeler did a...

You are welcome..... i think Ken Wheeler did a great job building that map for me on his dyno and i'm very happy with the results as well.:thumb
Forum: Road warriors 03-08-2015, 10:13 PM
Replies: 2,224
Views: 440,264
Posted By Racerman27410
Nice day for a ride.

Lovers Leap
http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f198/Racerman27410/20140706_144505_zps6b876617.jpg (http://s47.photobucket.com/user/Racerman27410/media/20140706_144505_zps6b876617.jpg.html)
Forum: Thumpers 03-07-2015, 09:47 PM
Replies: 9,416
Views: 1,969,895
Posted By Racerman27410
that looks sharp!

that looks sharp!
Forum: Road warriors 03-07-2015, 04:01 PM
Replies: 2,224
Views: 440,264
Posted By Racerman27410
the dealership i purchased mine from had to...

the dealership i purchased mine from had to replace the battery before i even took delivery.... the OEM battery was toast from just sitting on the showroom floor in the bike.( disconnected as bike...
Forum: Road warriors 03-06-2015, 09:14 PM
Replies: 2,224
Views: 440,264
Posted By Racerman27410
Agreed.... Its a shame and the bike deserves...

Agreed.... Its a shame and the bike deserves better... guess i'm on the hunt for a quality engine bolt kit now.
Forum: Road warriors 03-06-2015, 05:26 PM
Replies: 2,224
Views: 440,264
Posted By Racerman27410
front or rear cylinder? other than the...

front or rear cylinder?

other than the bolts on the oil return line to the tank loosening up once after my first service I've not had any issues.

except for the humidity here in NC playing...
Forum: Road warriors 03-06-2015, 12:49 PM
Replies: 2,224
Views: 440,264
Posted By Racerman27410
Spring fever

I'll play....


http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f198/Racerman27410/P1020148_zps98011956.jpg (http://s47.photobucket.com/user/Racerman27410/media/P1020148_zps98011956.jpg.html)
Forum: Thumpers 03-01-2015, 07:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 558
Posted By Racerman27410
choke it

rather..cold start/fast idle.

instead of turning the knob (under the tank- left hand side of throttle body) to adjust the idle....just pull the same knob straight out... it is there just for cold...
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2015, 02:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,755
Posted By Racerman27410
same height and inseam as OP.... i had my new 5...

same height and inseam as OP.... i had my new 5 hunny lowered, sprung and valved for my weight.

I've been riding bikes too tall for me my whole life and never thought anything about it other than...
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