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Forum: Thumpers Today, 10:00 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 17,519
Posted By MasterMarine
Making a 500 EXC into my ultimate adventure bike

I only use the Tubliss for trail riding. The way the Tubliss works, it is like a big rim lock.

In NV I was using the rim locks and tubes. I was going to use Tubliss but I changed to the standard...
Forum: Day Trippin' Yesterday, 10:51 AM
Replies: 1,347
Views: 306,377
Posted By MasterMarine
Nice! Someone will be excited!! :clap I have...

Nice! Someone will be excited!! :clap

I have enjoyed looking at your recent reports. It is wet and dreary up here so it is nice to see the sunshine. Thanks for sharing and Merry Christmas!!
Forum: Ride reports 12-24-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 410
Views: 71,590
Posted By MasterMarine
Beautiful! :D

Beautiful! :D
Forum: Thumpers 12-24-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 7,855
Views: 1,643,394
Posted By MasterMarine
I have 2 basic setups. Originally, I...

I have 2 basic setups.

Originally, I bought a Squadron Pro kit for my 2013 KTM 500EXC. This is my Trail Setup. It is a great headlight and super bright. This kit comes with the Spot Pattern...
Forum: Thumpers 12-24-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 7,855
Views: 1,643,394
Posted By MasterMarine
If you are planning to drop your bike, I would...

If you are planning to drop your bike, I would recommend the Bulletproof Designs guards. You need something even with the big tank. I bent up my radiators pretty bad with the big tank and did some...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-20-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 1,617
Views: 131,753
Posted By MasterMarine
I might budget in a bit more time than that...

I might budget in a bit more time than that depending on your skill and size of your machine.

I rode that loop from Furnace Creek with a stop at Stovepipe Wells for a fuel stop off due to concern...
Forum: Thumpers 12-16-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 7,855
Views: 1,643,394
Posted By MasterMarine
I think it is a drain so water won't get stuck...

I think it is a drain so water won't get stuck surrounding your spark plug.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-15-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,784
Posted By MasterMarine
From my experience, it can be a pain in the butt...

From my experience, it can be a pain in the butt to drive around in Spokane. It is pretty spread out with only one freeway going thru east to west. It has been some time since I have been over there...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-15-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,648
Posted By MasterMarine
Where did they impound the bike? Are they...

Where did they impound the bike? Are they charging you storage? Last I knew, impound fees were $27.00 per day. That was about 10 years ago so they are sure to be higher now. It does not take long for...
Forum: Ride reports 12-10-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 10,060
Posted By MasterMarine
Another good question to ask him is "Are knobby...

Another good question to ask him is "Are knobby tires really required to do the T1?" :rofl


:freaky
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-10-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 911
Posted By MasterMarine
You carry that on your bike? The specs says it is...

You carry that on your bike? The specs says it is more than 2 feet long.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-09-2014, 11:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 911
Posted By MasterMarine
Central WA: who has a Kermit chair I may sit in?

Have you considered this one from REI...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-09-2014, 11:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 411
Posted By MasterMarine
One of my co-workers imported a Canadian Beta...

One of my co-workers imported a Canadian Beta dirt bike. It took him several months to get the title sorted out. There was some person who asked him if he was planning to make it street legal under...
Forum: Thumpers 12-05-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 7,855
Views: 1,643,394
Posted By MasterMarine
I negotiated the reflash into the original...

I negotiated the reflash into the original purchase of my bike. I was up front about it with all the dealers I contacted. If the sales person balked on it, I moved down my list. Remember there is...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-01-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 805
Posted By MasterMarine
:lol3 Is it an EXC or an XCW? I...

:lol3




Is it an EXC or an XCW? I have a friend looking for an EXC.
Forum: Thumpers 12-01-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 7,855
Views: 1,643,394
Posted By MasterMarine
There are different compounds for different jobs....

There are different compounds for different jobs. I was trained years ago to put moly lube on splines to prevent fretting (not spalling sorry. wrong word). I think there was some discussion about how...
Forum: Thumpers 12-01-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 7,855
Views: 1,643,394
Posted By MasterMarine
I bought a small grease tube of Honda Moly 60...

I bought a small grease tube of Honda Moly 60 paste like this at the local Honda dealer. Should last me forever! :lol3
...
Forum: Thumpers 12-01-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 7,855
Views: 1,643,394
Posted By MasterMarine
I keep my countershaft sprocket splines lubed...

I keep my countershaft sprocket splines lubed with moly lube, run a Dirt Tricks washer, and always run knobby tires. I don't have any spline wear and have not had any issues with my rear tire...
Forum: Thumpers 11-28-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 7,855
Views: 1,643,394
Posted By MasterMarine
More than the stock chain. I don't remember the...

More than the stock chain. I don't remember the number of links.
Forum: Thumpers 11-25-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 495
Posted By MasterMarine
There is keyed power, battery power and ground...

There is keyed power, battery power and ground all in the 6 pin connector behind the headlight. I don't remember the PIN numbers but I have a drawing somewhere. I know I posted it in the big 500 EXC...
Forum: Thumpers 11-25-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 23,743
Posted By MasterMarine
Some other bikes to consider of this genre are...

Some other bikes to consider of this genre are the AJP models. All the reviews I have read about them have been very positive.
Forum: Ride reports 11-24-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 410
Views: 71,590
Posted By MasterMarine
Go, go! Oso go!

Go, go! Oso go!
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-24-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,359
Posted By MasterMarine
Looks like a great trip. Rough start but you all...

Looks like a great trip. Rough start but you all worked together and made it happen. That is one of my favorite things about going on these kind of trips.

Thanks for sharing! :clap
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-24-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,677
Posted By MasterMarine
Nice license plate! :lol3

Nice license plate! :lol3
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-23-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,759
Posted By MasterMarine
I hear what you are saying 81husky. I was a bit...

I hear what you are saying 81husky. I was a bit concerned when I first heard it is going to start in Jarbidge. It is one of my favorite places out there and I hope it stays that way. Hopefully the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-23-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,677
Posted By MasterMarine
Subscribed because there is sure to be some good...

Subscribed because there is sure to be some good pictures in here later!

Looks like a fun machine!! :D
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-22-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 39,317
Posted By MasterMarine
I hear what you are saying and have been using...

I hear what you are saying and have been using the "All is well" check in message. I think I had one that said I was camped for the night or similar too.

The other 2 messages you have listed would...
Forum: Ride reports 11-22-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 18,448
Posted By MasterMarine
Earlier I was watching one of Scott's videos and...

Earlier I was watching one of Scott's videos and I noticed a link to a video for Day 6. I guess he had not told me it was posted on his YouTube page.

This is the last day of our big loop from...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-22-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 39,317
Posted By MasterMarine
There is no non-emergency help button on the...

There is no non-emergency help button on the InReach SE. If you push SOS, it means you need emergency help and the NOC will respond back to you asking about your emergency. They will dispatch the...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-21-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 39,317
Posted By MasterMarine
I really like my Delorme inReach SE. I used it...

I really like my Delorme inReach SE. I used it this past summer to communicate to others in my group from an area where there was no cell coverage. I was in Gifford Pinchot National Forest and had...
Forum: Thumpers 11-21-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 17,519
Posted By MasterMarine
They are from Highway Dirt Bikes. Call or send...

They are from Highway Dirt Bikes. Call or send them an email for info. They are still working great for me. :D Highway Dirt Bikes has always given me excellent customer service. My whole setup is...
Forum: Ride reports 11-20-2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 10,060
Posted By MasterMarine
Awesome report! Looks like a fun ride. Maybe next...

Awesome report! Looks like a fun ride. Maybe next summer... :evil
Forum: Thumpers 11-19-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 7,855
Views: 1,643,394
Posted By MasterMarine
I cut off the reflector holders after I broke...

I cut off the reflector holders after I broke most of one off. Then I attached one of those SAR plastic license plate mounts from Rocky Mountain ATV...
Forum: Thumpers 11-18-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 7,855
Views: 1,643,394
Posted By MasterMarine
You might want to hang onto them for singletrack...

You might want to hang onto them for singletrack riding. I switch between stock and 5.3 depending on where I am riding. I found it too easy to put in too much gas in the big tank.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-12-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,822
Posted By MasterMarine
I think this whole sediment thing is a bit...

I think this whole sediment thing is a bit overblown. :huh I mean have a look at the "restored" Elwha river. It sure didn't seem to take long for it to have salmon up there spawning even with way way...
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 7,855
Views: 1,643,394
Posted By MasterMarine
I started out running my 2013 500EXC on Honda GN4...

I started out running my 2013 500EXC on Honda GN4 conventional motor oil for break in. I bought too much and after several oil changes am still using it. It works great. It is up to 200 hours now. If...
Forum: Ride reports 11-10-2014, 10:57 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 18,448
Posted By MasterMarine
It looks like Scott shorted us on video for Day 6...

It looks like Scott shorted us on video for Day 6 too. Slacker!! :ddog
Forum: Ride reports 11-10-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 18,448
Posted By MasterMarine
I have here a much anticipated Scott video!!!!!...

I have here a much anticipated Scott video!!!!! :clap:clap:clap








Everyone line up and prepare yourself for another clip of an amazing day. :D
Forum: Thumpers 11-10-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,069
Posted By MasterMarine
Those look nice but why no kick starter on the...

Those look nice but why no kick starter on the 501? I have certainly been happy to have it several times on my 500EXC! :lol3
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-08-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 8,074
Views: 475,119
Posted By MasterMarine
This has gone on long enough. You found it! :clap...

This has gone on long enough. You found it! :clap

I can't believe that took so long. I thought it would only take a few minutes for someone from Bend to guess it as popular as East Fort Rock is.
...
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