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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 02:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,594
Posted By Hodakaguy
With the popularity of the Grom it should just be...

With the popularity of the Grom it should just be a matter of time before top notch suspension components are available off the shelf

Hodakaguy
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 12:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,594
Posted By Hodakaguy
Need more pics and info :deal Hodakaguy

Need more pics and info :deal

Hodakaguy
Forum: Thumpers 04-10-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 625
Posted By Hodakaguy
Congrats on the new ride, you'll love it! :deal ...

Congrats on the new ride, you'll love it! :deal

One mention, I believe the berg will benefit from the same rocker upgrade that the ktm does...they share the same parts in the valve train.
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Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 625
Posted By Hodakaguy
Yeah the torque limiter is hit and miss...it can...

Yeah the torque limiter is hit and miss...it can affect any year. I've had a couple slip, other friends have never had a issue on theirs...but it's an easy fix if it does act up.

I've never had...
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 625
Posted By Hodakaguy
I wouldn't worry about the "fixes" on the 09-11...

I wouldn't worry about the "fixes" on the 09-11 450-530 models, they are all easy to do and don't take much time. I've never had a problem with the oil capacity on my 530's, on long trips (1500...
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 450
Posted By Hodakaguy
I wouldn't worry about the ticking noise...more...

I wouldn't worry about the ticking noise...more clearance equals more ticking noise, perfectly normal. A quiet valve train is not necessarily a happy valve train.

Set the clearances with the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-05-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 6,002
Views: 905,988
Posted By Hodakaguy
Yeah the Seat Concepts unit looks just like the...

Yeah the Seat Concepts unit looks just like the Renazco units, I think the SC seat is just a little cheaper if optioned out the same in leather etc. My EE seat has done really well for me, anxious...
Forum: Thumpers 04-05-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 6,002
Views: 905,988
Posted By Hodakaguy
Thanks..it's set up pretty well for how I use it....

Thanks..it's set up pretty well for how I use it.

I love the GB mount, I believe it's one of the strongest units on the market. I'm not sure what the minimum rise is...looks like their site...
Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 6,002
Views: 905,988
Posted By Hodakaguy
New accessory for the 530....Snagged a used...

New accessory for the 530....Snagged a used Renazco leather Seat! Thanks to ADV inmate YetiGS my desert trips should be a lot more comfortable :clap

I've had good luck with the EE seat on many...
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 20,612
Views: 2,376,119
Posted By Hodakaguy
For those who have been waiting for a tanker...

For those who have been waiting for a tanker brace I have a fresh batch boxed and ready to ship. Pm me if you would like one. :1drink

Thanks

Hodakaguy
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 488
Posted By Hodakaguy
Yeah I love New LED technology, I have a few high...

Yeah I love New LED technology, I have a few high power flash lights that are killer! A lot of it for me is looks as well...I know I know..not the best way to pick a product but my 8" Hid works...
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 488
Posted By Hodakaguy
Guess I'm just old school then lol....I love my...

Guess I'm just old school then lol....I love my 8" HID race light :evil. Not very heavy at all and knock on wood I have yet to damage one in years of riding.

Hodakaguy
Forum: Old's Cool 03-17-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,959
Posted By Hodakaguy
Yep...new Nikasil Cyinders already on order :deal...

Yep...new Nikasil Cyinders already on order :deal

Hodakaguy
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 6,002
Views: 905,988
Posted By Hodakaguy
Bummer....Heal up quick! Hodakaguy

Bummer....Heal up quick!

Hodakaguy
Forum: Old's Cool 03-17-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,959
Posted By Hodakaguy
Yeah I'll definatly contact him once I figure out...

Yeah I'll definatly contact him once I figure out what sections I'll need to get the wiring back in proper order. Thanks!


Hodakaguy
Forum: Old's Cool 03-17-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,959
Posted By Hodakaguy
Nothing will be thrown away. Anyone want to buy...

Nothing will be thrown away. Anyone want to buy a Windjammer II Fairing for their loop frame :deal

Hodakaguy
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 6,002
Views: 905,988
Posted By Hodakaguy
Hope ya heal up quick! I did some tight rocky...

Hope ya heal up quick! I did some tight rocky trails this weekend on the 530 with 14-52 and wouldn't have wanted anything higher.
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 6,002
Views: 905,988
Posted By Hodakaguy
Shameless plug....anyone need a desert tank? ...

Shameless plug....anyone need a desert tank? :evil

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=23713152#post23713152

Hodakaguy
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 6,002
Views: 905,988
Posted By Hodakaguy
+1. They are loose bearings and can easily be...

+1. They are loose bearings and can easily be dropped/lost if your not careful. I just serviced mine this weekend while I had the swing arm removed to install a new TM Designworks chain slider.
...
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 6,002
Views: 905,988
Posted By Hodakaguy
Love the pic!

Love the pic!
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-14-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 378
Posted By Hodakaguy
Bummer...it's a fun route. Maybe next time...

Bummer...it's a fun route. Maybe next time :1drink

Hodakaguy
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-14-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 378
Posted By Hodakaguy
Local dual sport ride tomorrow starting in Kennewick, March 15th

Going for a 50-60 Mile dual sport ride tomorrow 3-15-14 (will be mostly a dirt bike ride, very little pavement). We will start in Kennewick and end back up at the same spot. We will all be riding...
Forum: Thumpers 03-14-2014, 04:38 AM
Replies: 6,002
Views: 905,988
Posted By Hodakaguy
Yep..if you don't have one of the factory service...

Yep..if you don't have one of the factory service manuals on hand snag one....it's a must have.

Hodakaguy
Forum: Thumpers 03-14-2014, 04:33 AM
Replies: 6,002
Views: 905,988
Posted By Hodakaguy
Yeah I'm a chronic over maintainer some times, I...

Yeah I'm a chronic over maintainer some times, I always look at it with the view point of would I rather change it here and now or have it fail out on a remote trail some where. For a couple dollar...
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 6,002
Views: 905,988
Posted By Hodakaguy
Here's a pic of the counter sprocket and related...

Here's a pic of the counter sprocket and related parts.

#28 is the washer/bolt. Replace these each time you remove the sprocket (probably be fine re-using the bolt, I would replace the washer...
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 6,002
Views: 905,988
Posted By Hodakaguy
You have it pretty much right on. While holding...

You have it pretty much right on. While holding the rear brake loosen the counter sprocket bolt. Loosen up the rear wheel and slip the chain off the counter sprocket. If your going to swap...
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 6,002
Views: 905,988
Posted By Hodakaguy
I'm sure a lot of it has to do with riding style...

I'm sure a lot of it has to do with riding style as well, running in a taller gear at lower rpms vs higher revs in lower gears etc

Hodakaguy
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 6,002
Views: 905,988
Posted By Hodakaguy
Ive consistently got 50mpg on our NV trips with...

Ive consistently got 50mpg on our NV trips with 14-52 gearing and running JD Jetting set for 3-6k.

Hodakaguy
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 6,002
Views: 905,988
Posted By Hodakaguy
I'll throw my info into the mix. I ran 14-50 for...

I'll throw my info into the mix. I ran 14-50 for about a year with good results, then tried 14-52 and have stuck to that gearing ever since. I use 14-52 for everything from our 1500 mile desert...
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 6,002
Views: 905,988
Posted By Hodakaguy
Over the years I've had two seals start...

Over the years I've had two seals start leaking...all running a OEM sprocket and properly torqued OEM bolt/washer, and I always install both new each time they are removed. I've seen friends bikes...
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 6,002
Views: 905,988
Posted By Hodakaguy
Last time I had a counter shaft seal leaking I...

Last time I had a counter shaft seal leaking I installed a Dirt Tricks washer at the same time I replaced the seals. So far so good so we'll see if it helps prevent leaks in the future...if anything...
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2014, 05:42 AM
Replies: 6,002
Views: 905,988
Posted By Hodakaguy
I run a OEM front sprocket, Iron Man rear...

I run a OEM front sprocket, Iron Man rear sprocket and a Regina Z ring chain. Been a great combo for thousands of miles so far.

http://dirttricks.com/shop/ktm-52-rear-off-road-sprocket
...
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 958
Posted By Hodakaguy
Thanks guys, I started this thread back in 08,...

Thanks guys, I started this thread back in 08, ended up going with the Giant Loop Luggage and never looked back. The GL gear works great!

Hodakaguy
Forum: Old's Cool 02-27-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,959
Posted By Hodakaguy
Got to play with the bike for a few minutes...

Got to play with the bike for a few minutes tonight. Decided to remove the Windjammer fairing, air horns, and rear rack/sissy bar.

Windjammer removed. You can see where it's been rubbing on...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-27-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,959
Posted By Hodakaguy
I like the looks of that fairing a lot better...

I like the looks of that fairing a lot better than the Windjammmer. To me the Windjammer looks like it belongs on a 1980's Honda :D.

I think I'll keep my eye out for a period correct police...
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2014, 04:45 AM
Replies: 6,002
Views: 905,988
Posted By Hodakaguy
+1 on the Gatosbros setup. Give them a call and...

+1 on the Gatosbros setup. Give them a call and they will set you up with a kit to fit your needs, their kit is a work of art.

Hodakaguy
Forum: Old's Cool 02-26-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,959
Posted By Hodakaguy
Thanks guys, I'll do up a build log and post my...

Thanks guys, I'll do up a build log and post my progress as I go. After work today I decided to get it out of the garage and give it a quick wash, not to get it 100% clean but at least get all the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,364
Posted By Hodakaguy
power/hit seemed good. A look at.suspension may...

power/hit seemed good. A look at.suspension may be in order.

Hodakaguy
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,364
Posted By Hodakaguy
the rear suspension felt soft to me....or as I...

the rear suspension felt soft to me....or as I call it mush-o-matic :lol3

hodakaguy
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,364
Posted By Hodakaguy
After riding his 525 it felt really heavy on the...

After riding his 525 it felt really heavy on the front end compared to my 530. The steering felt heavy/slow compared to mine and it didn't seem as effortless to get the front end up quickly. Frame...
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