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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-11-2014, 05:05 AM
Replies: 5,804
Views: 331,009
Posted By Rethy
made it out alive

Yes the KLR is no match for thick clay. I could only go 10' and have to unclog both wheels. The rear swingarm tire clearance is still 1987 technology. Jim fried the clutch out of his and went home on...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-06-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 5,804
Views: 331,009
Posted By Rethy
Mitra

Mid Iowa trail riders is having a ride Sunday June 8. Leaves from motorcycle shop in winterset. Country Cycle i think is the name. Not sure where they are going but it is a dual sport ride. I am...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-03-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 5,804
Views: 331,009
Posted By Rethy
pure entertainment

You will definately not want to miss an episode of Brads alcohol coffee culinary skills. I laughed so hard my cheeks hurt. It was referred to as some type of coffee explosion. Pure entertainmebnt at...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-22-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 648
Views: 45,404
Posted By Rethy
1 more

Hope it is okay to join the ride this late. Was not sure I could get the time off.
Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 966
Posted By Rethy
big bore

Check websites for Eagle Mike and Schnitz Racing. I think they are the major players for KLR big bores. Eagle Mike is working on a 762 stroker kit. Not sure if it is available yet.----
Rethy
Forum: Orange Crush 03-29-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,086
Posted By Rethy
sidestand bypass

Thanks for the reply and the links. Soldering up some resistors today.
Forum: Racing 03-27-2014, 04:54 AM
Replies: 4,639
Views: 546,256
Posted By Rethy
2 Wheel Talent

I am sure he is going to be compensated very well $$$$$$ by Puegout. But for us 2 wheel fanatics I think it will be a waste of talent. Only a handful of riders in the world can navigate his speed on...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-25-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 940
Posted By Rethy
Nice Picture

You are somebody now!!!
HEEEHEEE
Forum: Orange Crush 03-25-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,086
Posted By Rethy
options for 990

No problems with my sidestand switch but I want to bypass as preventative measures. I spent an hour reading different posts and still have questions. When bypassing clutch switch something is...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-29-2013, 03:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 654
Posted By Rethy
Secondary butterfly Purpose???

Can anyone explain the purpose of the secondary butterfly system on the 990's. Seems the factory spent some $$$ designing. Just never seen this on any other motor. Maybe they are more common than I...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-29-2013, 02:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 654
Posted By Rethy
Secondary butterflies

Thanks for the replies. I will go ahead and replace the rear cylinder exhaust shims. I will post my question on the secondary butterflies separately.
Forum: Orange Crush 12-28-2013, 07:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 654
Posted By Rethy
Valve Clearance question

A couple questions for those in the know. Recently acquired an 07 990 with 16K miles. Valve clearance checks made. 3 intakes okay. 4th is on rear cylinder @ .178mm little loose but suspect okay....
Forum: Beasts 10-26-2013, 08:23 PM
Replies: 24,420
Views: 4,466,938
Posted By Rethy
990 dream bike.

I like the 990 but the maintenance turned me off. A friend has one and was not impressed with maintenance procedures. For me with 80% paved I think the S10 will be a better match. The ease of...
Forum: Beasts 10-26-2013, 12:36 PM
Replies: 24,420
Views: 4,466,938
Posted By Rethy
Thumb 1st Test Ride

I do believe I am going to buy one now that I got to test ride one. Coming off the GSA and DL1000 I think the S10 was made for me :) I liked my BMW but was always worried of expensive repairs around...
Forum: Beasts 09-28-2013, 04:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,227
Posted By Rethy
DL1000 or GS

I can add my 2 cents since I have owned both. Had a couple GSs with the latest a 04 1150GSA, great bike BTW. And an 07 DL1000. I have never been left stranded by any of my bikes but the Boxers were...
Forum: Thumpers 02-26-2013, 07:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,518
Posted By Rethy
Klr 650

I came to the same conclusion and sold my VStrom to get something lighter with more off road capabilities. Narrowed my search to Honda XR650L Suzuki DR650 And Kawasaki KLR650. And now i think after...
Forum: Beasts 11-20-2012, 07:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,730
Posted By Rethy
Suzuki

The slab definately leans to the Strom. KTM light years better in the dirt. The Strom is more for gravel roads not single track. For 10K you can have the Strom for asphalt and a Honda XR650L for the...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-10-2012, 05:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,461
Posted By Rethy
Not a factor for me.

[QUOTE=tagesk;18420950]When do you plan to depart
Yepper you are correct, I have no plans of a RTW trip. Unless I win the lottery likely never. That comment was directed at a previous post about...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-10-2012, 05:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,461
Posted By Rethy
Lenny's Sprockets

Checked out the website and dyno results look promising. If I decide to keep the bike I may pursue that route. And regarding the camhead I have read some are unhappy with the shim valvetrain design...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-09-2012, 06:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,461
Posted By Rethy
Camhead??

Thanks again for replies. What is the difference in power characteristics of the new Camhead versus the Hexhead? It appears they are both rated at 110HP. Do they rev quicker or with less hesitation? ...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-07-2012, 08:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,461
Posted By Rethy
Thanks for replies

Thanks for the replies. I have put a Remus cat eliminater and muffler in addition to a Techlusion FI tuner. It definately revs alittle quicker and no longer has the lean surging. But there has to be...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-07-2012, 10:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,461
Posted By Rethy
1150 to 1200 upgrade

So I picked up a 2004 GSA last fall and put about 5K miles on it. Made the mistake of riding a 2007 GSA last Saturday. I don't know what the difference in the oilhead and hexhead are beyond 40cc. But...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-11-2012, 07:28 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,109
Posted By Rethy
Thumb BMW Sales Promotion

Check out the BMW USA website they have February sales promotions. Looks like $7500 on 2011 GS and $1000 on 2011 GSA.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-08-2012, 06:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,099
Posted By Rethy
Go with an RT

I have owned an 1150R and currently own a 1150GSA. Many have pointed out the lack of wind protection of the naked bike. A 400 mile day on a naked bike is gonna feel like a 800 mile day. By the time...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-08-2012, 09:13 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,344
Posted By Rethy
Keep Both

I agree with all posts. Keep them both if its possible. The 1150 will be 10 times better for the 2up riding. And the brakes work considerably better than the KLR. I also prefer a lighter bike than...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-05-2012, 04:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,115
Posted By Rethy
No more surging

I did a similar upgrade to my 04 ADV. I installed a Remus Y pipe and Teclusion EFI controller from Beemer Boneyard. I reused the stock muffler and imediatly noticed the bike re v's with less...
Forum: Equipment 12-26-2011, 05:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,392
Posted By Rethy
Communication system?

Sorry I missed one question on my first reply. I am planning on a G4 system next year as well and was curious if the installation on the XD3 would be a problem. I see Many of the newer helmets are...
Forum: Equipment 12-25-2011, 10:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,392
Posted By Rethy
XD3 Any Good

I am in need of a new helmet. I like the looks of the XD3 but noticed in the literature it is not recommended for high speeds due to the visor catching wind. I run a lot of 600 mile days with not...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-19-2011, 06:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 885
Posted By Rethy
TB Synch Question

Bike is a recently aquired 2004 1150 GSA with 43K miles. Can't seem to get the idle right with the BBAS. They were set @ 1 1/4 right 2 1/8 left. (supposed to be within 1/2 turn?) Idles @ 1K would...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Central, Texas & Gulf States 08-28-2011, 07:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,765
Posted By Rethy
Retire in Iowa???

Now thats funny. If you are a motorcyclist this is one of the worst states to live in. You can run some gravel roads and along the Missisipi for a while but they get old relatively quickly. Utah,...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-15-2011, 02:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 457
Posted By Rethy
Thanks for the reply. i will take a look at the...

Thanks for the reply. i will take a look at the connection on the display.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-14-2011, 07:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 457
Posted By Rethy
2004 1150 GSA oil temp display problem

The bars for oil temperature display work about 50% of the time when i first start the bike. The bars remain anywhere from 2 to 5 minutes then go blank. The search indicated many comments regarding a...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-31-2011, 06:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,473
Posted By Rethy
1150 GSA or 1200 GS ??????

So I am looking at 02-04 GSA bikes with reasonably low miles with touring extras. And I want opinions on weather to get an 05 GS or stick with the older 1150 GSA plan. Just wondering if the less...
Forum: Thumpers 06-06-2009, 07:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 434
Posted By Rethy
530-----450

Many variables. I am happy with my 525. If you are going to race I would go with a 450. For trail and dual sport---530. Check KTMTALK website---you will get more response.----------Rethy:D
Forum: Racing 04-02-2009, 07:21 PM
Replies: 650
Views: 31,176
Posted By Rethy
A-team

Well BMW clearly bought the best riders available at this time. They are fielding the A-TEAM with this crop of talent. It is not likely mistakes on all 4 riders behalf that the bike is not performing...
Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2009, 07:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,132
Posted By Rethy
Thumb Great price

I was quoted $8200 OTD for the same bike 2 weeks ago from my local dealer who claimed $8299 was MSRP. Your deal sounds better. Funmart in Moline Illinois appears to be a volume dealer and also sells...
Forum: Thumpers 02-04-2009, 06:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,224
Posted By Rethy
Thanks for replies, it appears it has had...

Thanks for replies, it appears it has had emissions removed, jetted and a silencer off a XC-W installed. My bad for not recognizing that from the start. Other than that it looks brand new-not a...
Forum: Thumpers 01-31-2009, 12:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,224
Posted By Rethy
Thumb Big Grins

Thanks for the replies. Sombitch does this thing rip. And it's street legal. I can tell already it will be much better than my XR650 was in the single track. Went out and roosted up a bunch of snow...
Forum: Thumpers 01-30-2009, 10:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,224
Posted By Rethy
Thumb $4500 brought it home and I am anxious to begin...

$4500 brought it home and I am anxious to begin the process of making it mine. I tried a search but was not successful. What all is invloved with uncorking the bike in addition to desmogging? Does...
Forum: Thumpers 01-24-2009, 09:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,224
Posted By Rethy
Ktm 525

It is the factory dual sport street legal. I believe EXC525???
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