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Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By melvin
How badly is it bent? Crescent wrench it...

How badly is it bent? Crescent wrench it straight?
Forum: Thumpers 08-02-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 697
Posted By melvin
Sounds like you have fluid in them already, just...

Sounds like you have fluid in them already, just turn them over, compress several inches, and hit with an impact wrench. I've done hundreds of forks over the years, and have always used the air...
Forum: Ride reports 07-29-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,263
Posted By melvin
The road still goes to the summit, the hillside...

The road still goes to the summit, the hillside you're talking about was actually another tunnel (way bigger in fact, they were able to drive trucks into it) that got taken out by a landslide. The...
Forum: Ride reports 07-29-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,263
Posted By melvin
Home!

Nice to see some pictures near where I grew up! The mine you guys camped at was ran by my grandfather and a partner in the late 50's / early 60's, and is still in the family. It was an iron mine,...
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2013, 12:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,580
Posted By melvin
Is the throttle plate upside down? That can make...

Is the throttle plate upside down? That can make it run funky.
Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2012, 11:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 488
Posted By melvin
Check the connector between the stator and...

Check the connector between the stator and regulator. Known to go bad on drz's, can be an easy fix.
Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2012, 10:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 650
Posted By melvin
Depends. There's a short and long stroke version...

Depends. There's a short and long stroke version of the RFS 450. Ktmtalk.com is a great resource for anything and everything possible with the rfs.
Forum: Thumpers 11-03-2011, 02:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,035
Posted By melvin
My 05 450 exc has 275 hours, just under 5000...

My 05 450 exc has 275 hours, just under 5000 miles. Intake valves ran out of adjustment, so I am currently doing a top end. Ring gap is over 1 mm, but otherwise piston looks good. Cylinder may be...
Forum: Thumpers 08-03-2011, 03:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 671
Posted By melvin
Acerbis makes a 3.7 gallon, $230 on just gas...

Acerbis makes a 3.7 gallon, $230 on just gas tanks. Probably less than a new subframe would cost, and it'll handle better without all that weight up high over the back.
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