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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-25-2014, 06:42 PM
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Posted By retired motoman
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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-25-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 1,732
Views: 86,932
Posted By retired motoman
Hyder?

Please keep me in the loop about the Hyder ride.

And Merry Christmas to everyone.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-23-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 1,732
Views: 86,932
Posted By retired motoman
Show off.

Now your bragging. LOL
Forum: Beasts 11-09-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 4,431
Views: 834,019
Posted By retired motoman
Yes it is. Having ridden Continental Divide, the...

Yes it is. Having ridden Continental Divide, the BDR's (Oregon is still the best), Death Valley (Goler wash, Inyo mine), White rim trail to mention a few, on a Super E. The AT is very attractive if...
Forum: Beasts 11-07-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 4,431
Views: 834,019
Posted By retired motoman
Weight is and always has been the enemy. Light is...

Weight is and always has been the enemy. Light is right.
Especially in the dirt.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-27-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 1,732
Views: 86,932
Posted By retired motoman
Sweep was YOU

Congrats on the mag article. Someone please bring to Mac's next Sat to view.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-26-2014, 10:14 AM
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Views: 86,932
Posted By retired motoman
Tool tube touch down.

After a fun ride to Imnaha in the dirt. The plan was to go back to Clarkston through the Blue mountains but with a group of 10 and slow lunch in Imnaha it became too late.
So to get home before...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-15-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,413
Posted By retired motoman
+1

For sure
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-22-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 1,732
Views: 86,932
Posted By retired motoman
If anyone is thinking of riding to Yellow Pine....

If anyone is thinking of riding to Yellow Pine. The road will be closed for a few days.http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/09/22/f854b0b7419a64902a611e9361a51349.jpg
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-19-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 475
Posted By retired motoman
Riding it this weekend. Thanks for sharing.

Riding it this weekend. Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-17-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 5,782
Views: 338,227
Posted By retired motoman
Yellow Pine

Leaving Sat 20th. Tar to Grangeville gravel to the Salmon river. Cross over and up French Ck to Brugdorf, Warren and south to Yellow Pine. Come out at Lowman. Tar back unless ahead of schedule then...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 09-11-2014, 08:40 PM
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Views: 1,382,065
Posted By retired motoman
Full price

Mine also did as yours. Garmin told me $160 for a rebuilt. No deals.
This is ridiculous for a software issue.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-24-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,523
Posted By retired motoman
My first ride on a SE, I was sold! Purchased it...

My first ride on a SE, I was sold! Purchased it and sold a Bmw Dakar and R1200GS. Never looked back. One of the best all-around motorcycles ever built! Lighter than others, sporting, good on the road...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-03-2012, 10:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 772
Posted By retired motoman
All great ideas guys, thanks and keep them coming.

Did 3500 miles (road) through and around Yellowstone/JH with my wife last fall and the N rim of the Grand Canyon/Utah (4200 mi) on a DS ride (again with my wife) a couple years back.
March of '10 a...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-02-2012, 08:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 772
Posted By retired motoman
Thanks, will look into it.

Thanks, will look into it.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-01-2012, 07:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 772
Posted By retired motoman
Ride advice please.

OK here it the deal. Have a couple of weeks the end of April to ride my SE somewhere.....New would be nice. :rofl

Have ridden Death Valley, Alovrd desert, Black Rock desert and Utah/Moab to many...
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2012, 09:44 AM
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Views: 2,306,672
Posted By retired motoman
plus 1 on HDB handguards

They fit & protect and the mirrors do work well.
Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2012, 10:17 PM
Replies: 7,858
Views: 1,644,673
Posted By retired motoman
Anybody upgraded the muffler?

If so, want to sell the stocker?
My riding bud (who blew the end cap off) is looking for a used stocker.
If you have a take off for sale please email him direct at mikesnick@mac.com

Thanks,
RM
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2012, 07:51 PM
Replies: 7,858
Views: 1,644,673
Posted By retired motoman
It is not the same as earler mufflers.

The early exhaust '08-'11 450/530 did not have a screen type spark arrestor. The new '12 has screen that complety covers the ex outlet (inside the muffler) to stop the hot cinders. This type can...
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2012, 07:47 PM
Replies: 7,858
Views: 1,644,673
Posted By retired motoman
FYI on cleaning you muffler.

Riding with one of my buds today and his stock exhaust was aparently slowley pluging the spark screen.:huh
It started running bad at high end then.........BLAM!

The muffler end cap blew off. It...
Forum: Thumpers 02-29-2012, 10:34 AM
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Views: 2,306,672
Posted By retired motoman
2nd that

Me too. Carry it along and have the tools to change on the trail. Same as on my 950se.
One of our group lost one on a Utah ride and f- ups the whole week w/o a spare.
Forum: Thumpers 02-15-2012, 09:06 AM
Replies: 7,858
Views: 1,644,673
Posted By retired motoman
That is where some of the problems have been.

Check your wire harness. All of ours are cracking where they bend. Never saw that problem on the 530. The new harness must have been outsorced. More electrical problems coming.:cry
Forum: Thumpers 02-15-2012, 08:59 AM
Replies: 7,858
Views: 1,644,673
Posted By retired motoman
Our snowbike's have the JD Power Surge. The issue...

Our snowbike's have the JD Power Surge. The issue we have is fuel in the oil so we needed to lean out. It was easy to install and is easy to adjust any of the 6 settings. Price was good too.
As far...
Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2012, 11:48 AM
Replies: 7,858
Views: 1,644,673
Posted By retired motoman
Electrical issues?

We have a couple of the new 500 running around. They were running great, then they both started blowing a 10amp fuse. Both have lost their batt due to some electrical gremlin. Replaced batts under...
Forum: Thumpers 02-02-2012, 09:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,387
Posted By retired motoman
Un-plug the timing (map) advance wire

My 530 had a surge on the pavement. The wheels were balanced.
It felt like riding a 2 stroke that was hunting for throttle so I unplugged the timing advance and problem solved.
Now the bike has a...
Forum: Thumpers 01-04-2012, 09:11 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 19,755
Posted By retired motoman
Not 25000 miles

But still strong at 8000 summer miles (over 400 hours) and the 4th winter season of snowbike riding. No miles or hours recorded in the winter.

I have had very few issues on this '09 EXC 530....
Forum: Thumpers 01-02-2012, 03:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,365
Posted By retired motoman
Alright then

I guess a 610 kit is in order....and less that $1000 a tubro would cost.
Forum: Thumpers 01-02-2012, 02:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,365
Posted By retired motoman
Question Turbo charged 450/600 single

I have seen, on a Snowbike site, a couple of people have been working on tubro charging singles.:clap

After a search on Adv rider with no results, I decided to ask the question.

What kind of...
Forum: Thumpers 01-02-2012, 11:48 AM
Replies: 6,889
Views: 1,110,488
Posted By retired motoman
Plus 1 on Mobil 1

I use Mobile 1 15-50 in all my motorcycles. 950SE, 690smc, Ducatis and 530s. In the summer I use a moto specific, trany oil and as a snowbike I use the 15-50 in the trany for cold weather...
Forum: Thumpers 01-02-2012, 10:06 AM
Replies: 7,858
Views: 1,644,673
Posted By retired motoman
Dont have the video but

Once you get your valve cover off. You will see a mark (small o) on your cam. That mark needs to line up (straight up) with the mark (dot) on the cam tower. You are now at TDC and can check the...
Forum: Thumpers 12-08-2011, 10:12 AM
Replies: 6,889
Views: 1,110,488
Posted By retired motoman
Replace the valve guide seals.

I have over 400 hours on my stock piston. (Will replace with Wossner as recommended from DJH next top end rebuild.) I also change my valve guide seals for good measure.
Pay close attention to the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-06-2011, 10:40 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 12,089
Posted By retired motoman
Sorry, I missed the sale.:deal $800 is a...

Sorry, I missed the sale.:deal

$800 is a lot of bones.

What was the special price??
Forum: Thumpers 11-29-2011, 10:33 AM
Replies: 6,889
Views: 1,110,488
Posted By retired motoman
Testing now

I rewound my 530 snowbike stator using TT rectifier. Changed the bike to a floating ground and a full DC system.
I did this to increase the heat from the hotgrips. (It is a snowbike.)
Only one ride...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-11-2011, 03:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,658
Posted By retired motoman
After the first freeze

After the first freeze the bugs are gone.
Have done the OBDR twice, both times in October.
Yes, cold camp nights and some snow but good adventure.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-22-2011, 10:39 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,268
Posted By retired motoman
Tough call

Keeping the 950 makes the most sence but I voted to keep the 530 only because with 7 months of winter in N Idaho, my 530 is a snowbike for at least 6 months.
The 950 makes for better road miles.
Forum: Thumpers 09-07-2011, 02:36 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 48,520
Posted By retired motoman
Anyone?

It was on the master 690 thread so I never wrote down the numbers of avaibable aftermarket filters.:huh

Would someone repost please?:deal My wifes filter is due for a change and do not want to...
Forum: Ride reports 08-23-2011, 09:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,064
Posted By retired motoman
Nice ride and report, thanks for sharing.

Multistrads are cool. Wish they were less maintaince. White looks great!
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2011, 10:40 PM
Replies: 6,889
Views: 1,110,488
Posted By retired motoman
At 7500 miles

Still going.... did do new rings and valve seals at 5k only because of the WFO throttle during the winter months as a snowbike. No winter miles counted in the 7500.
Ride it and have fun.
Forum: Ride reports 06-24-2011, 06:07 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 43,871
Posted By retired motoman
Thanks for the link Joe

Be safe, have fun.
The DR will make it fine.
Hope the tracks are still good.
:freaky
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2011, 08:43 PM
Replies: 7,858
Views: 1,644,673
Posted By retired motoman
Alright a 2012 KTM thread!

Looking forward to seeing what in coming. KTM has been late in showing what we will be riding in the future.
:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap
Yes, yes, yes
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