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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-04-2015, 05:40 AM
Replies: 6,130
Views: 364,687
Posted By Yardstick
I have been trying to plan a run up the 191...

I have been trying to plan a run up the 191 eventually. I might have to pick your brain or join in the fun. Let me know what you come up with.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-02-2015, 05:11 AM
Replies: 6,130
Views: 364,687
Posted By Yardstick
Something isn't right... Are you running one of...

Something isn't right... Are you running one of those fuel line vent/one way valves? I have seen those cause some strange fueling problems.
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 9,194
Views: 1,929,973
Posted By Yardstick
This...

This (http://slavensracing.com/shop/quick-disconnect-billet-fuel-filter-by-zip-ty-racing/) looks interesting.
...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-12-2015, 06:47 PM
Replies: 1,588
Views: 76,519
Posted By Yardstick
I got the windmill/water tank tag before there...

I got the windmill/water tank tag before there was a photo tag thread! :lol3

http://i369.photobucket.com/albums/oo132/Yardst1ck/Rides/Sycamore_050711/Sycamore_050711_12.jpg

From a ride in...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-12-2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,458
Posted By Yardstick
The Summit is getting closer! Sign up, if you...

The Summit is getting closer! Sign up, if you haven't already! :deal
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-10-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,953
Posted By Yardstick
Look for a bar with ~94-95mm height at the bar...

Look for a bar with ~94-95mm height at the bar end and a sweep you like.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-10-2015, 04:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,953
Posted By Yardstick
You're right. It's been a while since I switched...

You're right. It's been a while since I switched and went through all the research myself. You made me go find the PDF with dimensions! :lol3 The KTM official PDF shows dimensions taken a slightly...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-10-2015, 03:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,953
Posted By Yardstick
The RC High is about as tall as stock but has...

The RC High is about as tall as stock but has much less sweep.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-09-2015, 06:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,953
Posted By Yardstick
The Pastrana FMX bar had too much up-sweep for...

The Pastrana FMX bar had too much up-sweep for me. The RC High ended up being a good switch from stock (flatter than both stock and Pastrana FMX). The RC High bar height and rise are 119mm and 80mm...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-09-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 21,979
Posted By Yardstick
I only ever put a tool on the rebound rod if its...

I only ever put a tool on the rebound rod if its in the space under the spring guide. I try not to let the spring guide get tight on the rebound rod when I'm taking off the fork cap, but I have had...
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2015, 11:15 AM
Replies: 9,194
Views: 1,929,973
Posted By Yardstick
Is this a new dimmer? I have the white box with...

Is this a new dimmer? I have the white box with the FOB for setting brightness. I had that dimmer and Squadron light on a 2010 KTM 530 EXC. I don't recall the need to run a separate power wire to...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-07-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 6,130
Views: 364,687
Posted By Yardstick
This is what I picture with you guys on KTM...

This is what I picture with you guys on KTM Adventures...
http://i369.photobucket.com/albums/oo132/Yardst1ck/Rides/Alaska_2010/AK_060610/AK_060610_06.jpg


:lol3
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-06-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 6,130
Views: 364,687
Posted By Yardstick
We were dodging the quad-tards at Mesquite Sunday.

We were dodging the quad-tards at Mesquite Sunday.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-06-2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 6,130
Views: 364,687
Posted By Yardstick
Tonto National Forest had a notice about that: ...

Tonto National Forest had a notice about that: http://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/tonto/alerts-notices/?aid=27581
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-06-2015, 03:50 PM
Replies: 6,130
Views: 364,687
Posted By Yardstick
I know a couple places at Sycamore where your...

I know a couple places at Sycamore where your turn signals might be a tight fit! :lol3
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-06-2015, 03:20 PM
Replies: 6,130
Views: 364,687
Posted By Yardstick
I saw a couple of those monsters this weekend at...

I saw a couple of those monsters this weekend at Sycamore, too. Must be the right time of year!
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-04-2015, 08:50 PM
Replies: 6,130
Views: 364,687
Posted By Yardstick
I really hope that's less painful than it looks!...

I really hope that's less painful than it looks! :huh Once you're all healed up you should come out and do the safe trails with Slowred and me! :evil
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-03-2015, 08:52 PM
Replies: 6,130
Views: 364,687
Posted By Yardstick
There's some fun to be had out there on a big...

There's some fun to be had out there on a big bike...


http://i369.photobucket.com/albums/oo132/Yardst1ck/Rides/141006_PhotoTag/New_Tag.jpg

But it's more fun on a smaller one.
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2015, 05:49 AM
Replies: 9,194
Views: 1,929,973
Posted By Yardstick
:nod The tall, stacked up riser systems some...

:nod

The tall, stacked up riser systems some people use always remind me of the old 4x4 scary steering pages.
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-19-2015, 10:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,336
Posted By Yardstick
Looks like a fun day*! :clap *with the...

Looks like a fun day*! :clap


*with the exception of that wet crap! :lol3
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-19-2015, 05:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,038
Posted By Yardstick
Great stuff! :clap I heard there was...

Great stuff! :clap I heard there was singletrack in that area, but couldn't find anyone who knew specifically where it was. Those slot canyons are really cool too. We need to do a little info...
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2015, 02:54 PM
Replies: 9,194
Views: 1,929,973
Posted By Yardstick
P3 makes a carbon water pump cover for the 500....

P3 makes a carbon water pump cover for the 500. How many people have really damaged their cover? I've seen one in this thread (or maybe it was the xc-w thread). Pretty low failure rate.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-18-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 21,979
Posted By Yardstick
I have ~600 miles on my 990Rs stacks, but it was...

I have ~600 miles on my 990Rs stacks, but it was mostly graded dirt and some less maintained gravel roads. And it was 2-up with camping gear. With that setup and that terrain, it was incredible. ...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-17-2015, 09:05 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 21,979
Posted By Yardstick
I can dig out the differences tomorrow, but as a...

I can dig out the differences tomorrow, but as a quick summary, the 500 doesn't have a lot more damping than the 990 did stock. It's an interesting comparison but they are very different bikes.

...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-17-2015, 08:39 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 21,979
Posted By Yardstick
There's a pretty serious learning curve with...

There's a pretty serious learning curve with Restackor Pro, but I think it's worth every penny and then some. I have been able to make very pointed changes and also see what's not really effective....
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-17-2015, 08:18 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 21,979
Posted By Yardstick
There's a lot more info in the software than what...

There's a lot more info in the software than what I posted or could post without writing a book (just look at the Restackor site for a while). I'm using Motorex 5W. I have Redline Medium in my 500....
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-17-2015, 07:22 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 21,979
Posted By Yardstick
They would have different feels, but not by a...

They would have different feels, but not by a whole lot. Your clicker settings might bring them even closer.

For the purposes of this comparison, and since I didn't know your clicker settings, I...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-17-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 21,979
Posted By Yardstick
I got a lot of information from the same sources...

I got a lot of information from the same sources (ktmtalk, thumpertalk, ADV) and anything else I could read that spoke in technical terms about suspension and shim changes. My initial motivation to...
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2015, 02:12 PM
Replies: 9,194
Views: 1,929,973
Posted By Yardstick
That's the procedure for checking the OE clutch....

That's the procedure for checking the OE clutch. It's pretty easy and quick to check. It's a little more involved to replace the rubbers.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-16-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 21,979
Posted By Yardstick
I just ran Slackmeyer's stacks from this post...

I just ran Slackmeyer's stacks from this post (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=26059943&postcount=110) against mine, from this other post...
Forum: Thumpers 03-14-2015, 11:06 AM
Replies: 9,194
Views: 1,929,973
Posted By Yardstick
The basket didn't show any wear. It's steel and...

The basket didn't show any wear. It's steel and much thicker than the disk material at the bearing surface.
Forum: Thumpers 03-14-2015, 10:24 AM
Replies: 1,304
Views: 230,574
Posted By Yardstick
X-post ...

X-post (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=26357143&postcount=8591)from the 500 EXC thread on what I found when getting into my 500 XC-W's clutch for the first time.
Forum: Thumpers 03-14-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 9,194
Views: 1,929,973
Posted By Yardstick
Speaking of clutch rubbers... I replaced mine...

Speaking of clutch rubbers... I replaced mine for the first time recently. I kept meaning to change them at an oil change interval starting at 60 hrs, but kept getting in a hurry to ride the next...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-11-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 21,979
Posted By Yardstick
It's a 990! They flex! :lol3 The 950 SE had...

It's a 990! They flex! :lol3 The 950 SE had four! :eek1

Stock SE for anyone interested (sorry, these are inverted from the other stack I posted):

BV:
1x18 0.25
1x11 0.3
1x12 0.2...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-11-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 21,979
Posted By Yardstick
I ended up buying and experimenting with the...

I ended up buying and experimenting with the Restackor program to come up with something a little different on my 990R.

Base Valve:
2x24 0.20
4x24 0.10
22 0.10
20 0.10
18 0.10
16 0.10...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-09-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 6,130
Views: 364,687
Posted By Yardstick
Then you want the "Red Pill"...

Then you want the "Red Pill" (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=445263). :evil
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-09-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 10,066
Views: 925,424
Posted By Yardstick
Did you read the thread? Post 103...

Did you read the thread? Post 103 (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=26284007&postcount=103) of the February in AZ on the Bull Run Trail Day Trippin' Report...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-09-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 10,066
Views: 925,424
Posted By Yardstick
Since there's some talk of riding watery areas...

Since there's some talk of riding watery areas going on, I might as well repost this tidbit:

I saw an e-mail about something new to be aware of with regard to Prescott Trails. The Prescott Trail...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-04-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,789
Posted By Yardstick
I saw an e-mail about something new to be aware...

I saw an e-mail about something new to be aware of with regard to Prescott Trails. The Prescott Trail Safety Coalition (http://ptsc-2011.blogspot.com/) has a new blog post about the recent wet/snowy...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-28-2015, 04:46 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,789
Posted By Yardstick
http://img.pandawhale.com/post-30842-Well-Were-wai...

http://img.pandawhale.com/post-30842-Well-Were-waiting-gif-Caddysha-Vc4C.gif

Where's the snow pics? :lol3
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