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Forum: Equipment 01-29-2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,111
Posted By TwilightZone
This one is pretty cheap. ...

This one is pretty cheap.
...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-26-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 566
Views: 25,306
Posted By TwilightZone
Death Valley: Looks like rain today and...

Death Valley: Looks like rain today and tomorrow... clearing up later on in the week. Traction should be... good !
Forum: Racing 01-26-2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 967
Views: 60,534
Posted By TwilightZone
>"So Webb had more than twice the "pace" of...

>"So Webb had more than twice the "pace" of Stewart, and ultimately he made up nearly a 9 second deficit."

Yes... also he was passing riders. I think if he had a clear track,
he would shortly be...
Forum: Racing 01-25-2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 967
Views: 60,534
Posted By TwilightZone
Bowers. I went to a Fight and a supercross...

Bowers.

I went to a Fight and a supercross broke out.
Forum: Racing 01-24-2015, 10:15 PM
Replies: 967
Views: 60,534
Posted By TwilightZone
Nasty riding from Bowers. Webb was fastest on...

Nasty riding from Bowers.
Webb was fastest on the track.

IMHO: If he continues at that pace, he will be the next RV.
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2015, 06:38 PM
Replies: 3,351
Views: 503,970
Posted By TwilightZone
>"I noticed you have a wr250r and your new 350...

>"I noticed you have a wr250r and your new 350 exc. I am currently trying to decide whether to get the WR or spend the extra 4 grand for the exc. I would greatly appreciate your thoughts on these...
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2015, 01:42 PM
Replies: 47,119
Views: 9,563,074
Posted By TwilightZone
>"2010 WR250R has 58 miles on it. For sale for...

>"2010 WR250R has 58 miles on it. For sale for $3750. I was aiming at a DRZ but at that price....should I do it?"

Well, do it... or send me the link and I will.
Forum: Racing 01-18-2015, 03:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 994
Posted By TwilightZone
>"makes it a 160 mile range and that's if you...

>"makes it a 160 mile range and that's if you make no navigation mistakes. It's easy to add a few miles to that."

Yup. A couple 10 or 20 mile backtracks really hurt the extended range.
Forum: Racing 01-17-2015, 10:17 PM
Replies: 967
Views: 60,534
Posted By TwilightZone
Cool.... Cooper stuffs Bowers on the last lap! ...

Cool.... Cooper stuffs Bowers on the last lap!
Heh... heh...

Awsome finish.
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 8,181
Views: 1,711,485
Posted By TwilightZone
>"??????????? Large fuel tank question...

>"??????????? Large fuel tank question ???????????"

I use the 5.3 gal Acerbis.
IMHO: Works fine. Not too wide to grip.

If I'm going long distance I'll already have some
weight on the...
Forum: Equipment 01-17-2015, 12:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 433
Posted By TwilightZone
Looks like a Dunlop 606 ????

Looks like a Dunlop 606 ????
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,501
Posted By TwilightZone
<"I couldn't touch the floor while sitting...

<"I couldn't touch the floor while sitting straight on the seat! I have a 30 inch inseam."

If you need to touch the ground, you need to have the fore and aft suspension shortened. Springs,...
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 47,119
Views: 9,563,074
Posted By TwilightZone
>"I have both the 3 & 4.7. I prefer the way the...

>"I have both the 3 & 4.7. I prefer the way the bike feels with the 3. The 4.7 goes on for things like Death Valley where there are some 240 mile loops with no fuel available."

Yup. I have both...
Forum: Thumpers 01-15-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 8,181
Views: 1,711,485
Posted By TwilightZone
>"but 13/45 seems like a lot less work and...

>"but 13/45 seems like a lot less work and expense,"

Chain has a tighter radius on the CS sprocket, also wears the swing arm protector a bit.
Other that that... no issue I guess.

I'm...
Forum: Racing 01-15-2015, 07:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,016
Posted By TwilightZone
What was that er... 'tuning' cable in the photo...

What was that er... 'tuning' cable in the photo (the one that was flopping around)?
Looks like it was connected to some sort of thumb wheel on the left handlebar.
Forum: Thumpers 01-14-2015, 05:51 PM
Replies: 8,181
Views: 1,711,485
Posted By TwilightZone
>"To fit the 5.3 gal acerbis you need the 2013/14...

>"To fit the 5.3 gal acerbis you need the 2013/14 side covers. Does the air filter cover from the 13/14MY fit the 15 properly?"

I think the 2013 cover fits properly.
The 2014 cover was...
Forum: Thumpers 01-11-2015, 01:07 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,908
Posted By TwilightZone
How far do you want to ride? The Triumph...

How far do you want to ride?

The Triumph twin is a bit of a 'legacy bike'. (Yes, I have one).
Great on short rides, but the frame is a bit 'cramped' on longer rides.
If you're gonna ride...
Forum: Racing 01-11-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 967
Views: 60,534
Posted By TwilightZone
Lot'sa people screwed up by the 'tuff blocks'. ...

Lot'sa people screwed up by the 'tuff blocks'.

Either they need to completely re-think the start turn... or end up with some 'tuff blocks' 'pre-made' for the turns. (i.e. with the corners built...
Forum: Thumpers 01-08-2015, 07:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 984
Posted By TwilightZone
>"29-30". If I decide to go the KTM route, once...

>"29-30". If I decide to go the KTM route, once it is lowered I need to get a stronger stand cut the proper length"

Yes. The shorter KTM stand will work. Here's the part number: 78003123044 ...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-08-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 689
Posted By TwilightZone
If you can sell the bikes in Canada... I'd go...

If you can sell the bikes in Canada... I'd go that way.
Then you can buy a street-legal bike in California.
Forum: Thumpers 01-06-2015, 07:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 984
Posted By TwilightZone
>"I wonder how much some folks have lowered their...

>"I wonder how much some folks have lowered their KTM 350/500 EXC's and how it felt?"

I have a KTM 500 EXC lowered by 2". A shortened side stand for the KTM super-moto fits it perfectly.
I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-05-2015, 07:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,248
Posted By TwilightZone
I think it depends on the situation. If...

I think it depends on the situation.

If you're unconscious or otherwise 'incapacitated', or maybe in a canyon bottom, you can't hit the buttons... or expect to be connected.

Riding alone, I run...
Forum: Thumpers 01-04-2015, 08:12 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,501
Posted By TwilightZone
Replacement for a DRZ? +1 >"If you are...

Replacement for a DRZ?

+1 >"If you are considering either for adventuring, get the 690."
Forum: Racing 01-04-2015, 07:27 AM
Replies: 967
Views: 60,534
Posted By TwilightZone
>"Much less on my screen and unreadable. I prefer...

>"Much less on my screen and unreadable. I prefer the old crawl across the top."

+1 Agreed. Lost too much of the screen with the new 'scoreboard'.

Announcers suits looked better this year.
...
Forum: Thumpers 01-02-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 47,119
Views: 9,563,074
Posted By TwilightZone
>"Dobeck Performance" Good...

>"Dobeck Performance"

Good people.
Forum: Thumpers 01-02-2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 11,575
Views: 1,779,597
Posted By TwilightZone
>"The 244s would be a nice compromise." +++...

>"The 244s would be a nice compromise."

+++ 1
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-01-2015, 09:17 PM
Replies: 1,678
Views: 140,090
Posted By TwilightZone
Neat photos. What camera did you use ?

Neat photos. What camera did you use ?
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-01-2015, 09:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 991
Posted By TwilightZone
Nice video... what camera did you use ?

Nice video... what camera did you use ?
Forum: Thumpers 12-29-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 47,119
Views: 9,563,074
Posted By TwilightZone
>"other WR bitchfest thread exists" The...

>"other WR bitchfest thread exists"

The other bitchfest has turned into 'most anybody' complaining about 'most anything'.

Classic ADV thread. It will go on for years and years.
Forum: Thumpers 12-29-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 8,181
Views: 1,711,485
Posted By TwilightZone
>"10W50 is a no-no in the new 450 and 501...

>"10W50 is a no-no in the new 450 and 501 engines."

I have been running one year on the KTM 500exc. 20W50, 10W60 Motul.
No issues with the oil filter.
Forum: Thumpers 12-29-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 8,181
Views: 1,711,485
Posted By TwilightZone
>"500 or bigger gas tanks for both bikes?" ...

>"500 or bigger gas tanks for both bikes?"

Depends on how long you like to ride. (I bought bigger gas tanks.)
First thing.
Forum: Thumpers 12-28-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 47,119
Views: 9,563,074
Posted By TwilightZone
>"FMF Q4 quiet insert. Can anyone help me find...

>"FMF Q4 quiet insert.
Can anyone help me find one. Mcy Superstore and FMF said not avail."

You need to put the POWERCORE quiet insert in the Q4.
The Q4 doesn't come with a smaller version of...
Forum: Thumpers 12-24-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 47,119
Views: 9,563,074
Posted By TwilightZone
>"there sure are a lot of bad reviews of the Seal...

>"there sure are a lot of bad reviews of the Seal Savers on the link you posted above."

I've run SealSavers on my BMW Dakar... with good results.
However, that bike has a low fender, rightside up...
Forum: Thumpers 12-24-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 8,181
Views: 1,711,485
Posted By TwilightZone
>"...head guard, haven't seen many with them..." ...

>"...head guard, haven't seen many with them..."

Here's what I use for a header guard. Saves pants.
...
Forum: Thumpers 12-22-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 47,119
Views: 9,563,074
Posted By TwilightZone
>"Checked the valves at 70k miles-" 70K on a...

>"Checked the valves at 70k miles-"

70K on a 250. Yamaha builds a good engine.

Heck, do a 290 kit if you have the bucks.
Otherwise do the piston/rings and re-furb the head.
Forum: Old's Cool 12-20-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 16,459
Views: 9,992,799
Posted By TwilightZone
>"Lord Tunderin Jesus By!" Yes, the Indian...

>"Lord Tunderin Jesus By!"

Yes, the Indian is beautiful... great paint job.
Dunno about the green battery with red caps though.
...
Forum: Equipment 12-17-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 624
Posted By TwilightZone
>"... evs ballistic 6 jersey, in 4XL. it just...

>"... evs ballistic 6 jersey, in 4XL. it just came in, and its too small."

Well, EVS is about the biggest armor anyone makes...
Find a seamstress? See if it can be enlarged.
Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 8,181
Views: 1,711,485
Posted By TwilightZone
>"You're putting grease in the plug well and then...

>"You're putting grease in the plug well and then blowing out dust with compressed air? "

He said... 'on the plugs porcelain'.

A thin layer of dielectric grease inside the cap so the rubber...
Forum: Thumpers 12-16-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 47,119
Views: 9,563,074
Posted By TwilightZone
>"I have one, waiting in the shop ... :shog" ...

>"I have one, waiting in the shop ... :shog"

Remember that the bolt on the right hand side, rearmost... is shorter.
Make sure it doesn't impact the case.
Forum: Thumpers 12-16-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 3,351
Views: 503,970
Posted By TwilightZone
>" There's a clearly audible whirring noise...

>" There's a clearly audible whirring noise coming from the motor, especially after blipping the throttle. It's not a mechanical noise as such, more akin to a turbo spooling down. Are they all like...
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