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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 01:26 PM
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Posted By wsmc831
Could be several things, but is EXACTLY what...

Could be several things, but is EXACTLY what happened to a friends 08 this March in Baja. Died, started up briefly, then died again (fortunately for him he was 100 yards away from the truck when we...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. Yesterday, 06:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 576
Posted By wsmc831
Route 4 is really nice, was up there 3 weeks ago,...

Route 4 is really nice, was up there 3 weeks ago, and going back on Friday...but I'd do route 3 again. We rode it all the way to K-falls before hooking up to 5 so haven't done 2, but the lower part...
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 9,903
Views: 2,071,577
Posted By wsmc831
After racing and riding a 530 for 2 years, I...

After racing and riding a 530 for 2 years, I found there were many beneficial changes, efi was minor compared to most. For just play riding, I would not say the new bikes are worth 2-3x the previous...
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2015, 03:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,300
Posted By wsmc831
It's a shame really. At 2 hours on my 2013 I...

It's a shame really. At 2 hours on my 2013 I started to have issues with the fuel pump randomly shutting off. After extensive trouble shooting, and a bit of luck, I found that if the bars were...
Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2015, 12:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 266
Posted By wsmc831
I would start here as well. You'll be wasting a...

I would start here as well. You'll be wasting a lot of time if you go through the entire list above.
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2015, 04:27 PM
Replies: 9,903
Views: 2,071,577
Posted By wsmc831
How can there be an EXC unrestricted map? It's...

How can there be an EXC unrestricted map? It's either xcw or euro. Your local dealer sounds like mine, clueless. From what I've read, the euro map is the best, but no personal experience as I went...
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2015, 04:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 396
Posted By wsmc831
Riding a plated dirtbike on public roads feels...

Riding a plated dirtbike on public roads feels like you are breaking all sorts of laws. It's a good thing, just don't go crazy.
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2015, 04:23 PM
Replies: 23,337
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Posted By wsmc831
Looks like the Motominded setup.

Looks like the Motominded setup.
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2015, 03:38 PM
Replies: 23,337
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Posted By wsmc831
I looked in to it. The dash and mounting is...

I looked in to it. The dash and mounting is completely different, wiring harness, connector...etc. The benefit of the 09-11 dash/light is that the Baja Designs light for the smaller bikes fits, and...
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2015, 03:35 PM
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Views: 2,956,540
Posted By wsmc831
Interesting. I've thought about putting the 530...

Interesting. I've thought about putting the 530 forks on but as the 690 is 60 lbs heavier..and I haven't looked if the springs are the same length. Swapping the shim stack sounds more fun anyway. ...
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 9,903
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Posted By wsmc831
I've read people can tip over and still cause...

I've read people can tip over and still cause damage to them. I currently have the 5.3, but as it's only held on with that one 8mm bolt, there is still plenty of flex. Unfortunately my EE guards...
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2015, 05:49 PM
Replies: 23,337
Views: 2,956,540
Posted By wsmc831
What did you do to get the front end where you...

What did you do to get the front end where you want it? I've got some forks off my 530, that while on THAT bike was the best front end I've ever had on an offroad bike, am not sure if they would...
Forum: Thumpers 06-07-2015, 08:42 PM
Replies: 23,337
Views: 2,956,540
Posted By wsmc831
Yet another ride of punishing the 690 with zero...

Yet another ride of punishing the 690 with zero complaints. After riding it 1700 miles in Baja last, I rode the Giant Loop rally out of Bend, OR, with everything from Baja like rock gardens in Bad...
Forum: Thumpers 06-01-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,642
Posted By wsmc831
I tried that tire in March. It was worn out well...

I tried that tire in March. It was worn out well before the end of the 1700 mile ride in Baja, and did not wear any better than others on MT 21's.
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2015, 04:13 PM
Replies: 9,903
Views: 2,071,577
Posted By wsmc831
Completely agree, I found the 530 to be tall and...

Completely agree, I found the 530 to be tall and slow in transitions compared to the 500, but the motor was exactly what I wanted. I guess I'm stubborn and will see how much effort is involved in...
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2015, 02:45 PM
Replies: 9,903
Views: 2,071,577
Posted By wsmc831
Yep, clearly I just assumed the 530 was longer...

Yep, clearly I just assumed the 530 was longer stroke as they are just such different motors as far as power delivery. I hadn't even thought about a different cam profile, but can't say I've ever...
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2015, 04:44 PM
Replies: 9,903
Views: 2,071,577
Posted By wsmc831
That's what I'm afraid of. I have an Fmf snap,...

That's what I'm afraid of. I have an Fmf snap, into an SX throttle body, through bestdualsportbikes exhaust flange, to fmf megabomb header and Q4 exhaust, all controlled by a vortex ecu. Reality is...
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2015, 03:59 PM
Replies: 9,903
Views: 2,071,577
Posted By wsmc831
Anyone found anything to noticeably improve...

Anyone found anything to noticeably improve bottom end on these? I know it's not a 650, or the long stroke of the 530, but still just feels like I'm waiting for it to catch up and prefer instant...
Forum: Thumpers 05-27-2015, 11:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 368
Posted By wsmc831
Every possible piece of info you want on the 530...

Every possible piece of info you want on the 530 is in the 530 thread here.

If you get an xcw, best of luck plating here in Oregon.
Forum: Thumpers 05-27-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,239
Posted By wsmc831
You'll enjoy the 500, certainly closer to the 300...

You'll enjoy the 500, certainly closer to the 300 (had one of those as well) than the 690. That being said, the 690 is every bit as fun to ride as the 500, imop.
Forum: Thumpers 05-27-2015, 06:37 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,239
Posted By wsmc831
Your fears on the KTM are unfounded.

Your fears on the KTM are unfounded.
Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2015, 07:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 335
Posted By wsmc831
Enduro is 300mm, smc is 320mm.

Enduro is 300mm, smc is 320mm.
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,753
Posted By wsmc831
Sounds like a great build. I would love my 690...

Sounds like a great build. I would love my 690 motor in my 500 chassis.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-21-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 412
Views: 36,245
Posted By wsmc831
Definitely look in to route 3 and 4 of obcdr,...

Definitely look in to route 3 and 4 of obcdr, great rides this time of year as long as there isn't snow blockage. Agree about Ford road, went out there last weekend down to Christmas valley, nothing...
Forum: Thumpers 05-16-2015, 03:20 PM
Replies: 23,337
Views: 2,956,540
Posted By wsmc831
Nobody posts up with "Yep, another month of...

Nobody posts up with "Yep, another month of trouble free riding."


My second 690 is approaching 10k miles, and 2 months ago I hammered it in Baja for 1700 miles to the point the euro tail...
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,002
Posted By wsmc831
Yes, 690 comes with passenger pegs. Even laden...

Yes, 690 comes with passenger pegs. Even laden with camping gear for a week long trip, mine was around 350lbs, no idea where 400lbs came from, that's KLR weight. Doesn't feel that either as it's...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-13-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,317
Posted By wsmc831
If you ride in Oregon on public roads, insurance...

If you ride in Oregon on public roads, insurance is required, regardless of where the bike is registered.
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2015, 10:19 AM
Replies: 7,659
Views: 1,267,131
Posted By wsmc831
Check out some youtube videos? Probably plenty...

Check out some youtube videos? Probably plenty on there. seals/fluid on these open chamber 48's is about as simple as it gets.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-12-2015, 06:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 641
Posted By wsmc831
Good luck. Housing is a real issue for quite a...

Good luck. Housing is a real issue for quite a lot of people, and it's not inexpensive compared to salaries. Great dualsporting though!
Forum: Thumpers 05-08-2015, 09:02 AM
Replies: 9,903
Views: 2,071,577
Posted By wsmc831
I think 690 is 25, smaller bikes are 20(minus...

I think 690 is 25, smaller bikes are 20(minus current sx model). Definitely not the same diameter.
Forum: Thumpers 05-08-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 9,903
Views: 2,071,577
Posted By wsmc831
10mm wider, and larger diameter axle.

10mm wider, and larger diameter axle.
Forum: Thumpers 05-08-2015, 07:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 413
Posted By wsmc831
Doesn't sound bad, or abnormal, but probably in...

Doesn't sound bad, or abnormal, but probably in the head. Quieter when oil gets up there. If concerned, check rockers and cam chain tension.
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2015, 03:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 815
Posted By wsmc831
Take a look at the tuneecu site, they can help...

Take a look at the tuneecu site, they can help with getting it set up on whatever operating system your laptop has. There may be some .dll's to copy, but once installed and talking to ecu, it's...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-07-2015, 02:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 500
Posted By wsmc831
Those particular 6 pistons calipers are notorious...

Those particular 6 pistons calipers are notorious for being hard to bleed. I seem to remember mine took a while. You might want to try forcing fluid up from the calipers.
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2015, 02:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 815
Posted By wsmc831
You can turn them off on any map. I've loaded...

You can turn them off on any map. I've loaded akro on 4 690's, then evo1. All 4, including myself, prefer the evo1. There are other custom maps that people have spent considerable time on posted...
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 815
Posted By wsmc831
you can always buy a cable for 20+ dollars,...

you can always buy a cable for 20+ dollars, download the software for free, and load Evo1 map yourself....
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2015, 11:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 759
Posted By wsmc831
...plus clutch cover, adjustable slave cylinder,...

...plus clutch cover, adjustable slave cylinder, basket...etc.
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2015, 07:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,068
Posted By wsmc831
Tune ecu can't communicate with the twin spark...

Tune ecu can't communicate with the twin spark motors of 14+. Only current option is dealer loaded Akro map, as is discussed in another thread of that gen.
Forum: Thumpers 05-06-2015, 06:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,068
Posted By wsmc831
Dealers can load the Akro map on 14+ bikes as...

Dealers can load the Akro map on 14+ bikes as many have had done. They are already lean from the factory, even with oem can they would still benefit from being richer.
Forum: Thumpers 05-06-2015, 02:35 PM
Replies: 9,903
Views: 2,071,577
Posted By wsmc831
...less pricey lately with the strong dollar. ...

...less pricey lately with the strong dollar. Raises redline as well....but yes, I just put it on full power map and left it. With new throttle body I may have to do some dyno runs though.
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