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Old 03-16-2013, 02:23 PM   #57451
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Hadn't been started in two years, valves never adjusted. I think it was full of Stabil, though. Pretty sure I adjusted the valves right, followed the YouTube video. Backed them off, put a 0.050 shim in (oops, meant .005) , & tightened back down, then pulled the feeler out. After initial start-up, it starts with one kick. I does have a decel pop, but its all stock, I'm not sure if that's the norm... I'll have to do some reading.
It was crashed hard & not ridden much after so it's scratched up more that the pic shows and the bars are tweaked. The price was really right for no more hours than it has. Now for some risers, bars, hand guards, & a dual sport kit...
Hopefully get to try some organized dual sports & enduro riding.

BTW Indypup, there is absolutely no comparison with the WRR power wise. I can get front wheel of the WRR up a little in 2nd, but it doesn't like it. With this 450 1st is stupid, 2nd is crazy, & you'd better have your weight over the front wheel if you twist it wide open in 3rd. It's kind of silly, makes me smile for sure.
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Old 03-16-2013, 02:31 PM   #57452
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2005 450EXC 28.0 hours 443 miles.



Hadn't been started in two years, valves never adjusted. I think it was full of Stabil, though. Pretty sure I adjusted the valves right, followed the YouTube video. Backed them off, put a 0.050 shim in, & tightened back down, then pulled the feeler out. After initial start-up, it starts with one kick. I does have a decel pop, but its all stock, I'm not sure if that's the norm... I'll have to do some reading.
It was crashed hard & not ridden much after so it's scratched up more that the pic shows and the bars are tweaked. The price was really right for no more hours than it has. Now for some risers, bars, hand guards, & a dual sport kit...
Hopefully get to try some organized dual sports & enduro riding.

BTW Indypup, there is absolutely no comparison with the WRR power wise. I can make the WRR do second gear wheelies, but it doesn't like it. With this 450 1st is stupid, 2nd is crazy, & you'd better have your weight over the front wheel if you twist it wide open in 3rd. It's kind of silly, makes me smile for sure.
They are fun aren't they? Compared to the WRR there is none...
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Old 03-16-2013, 03:14 PM   #57453
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It was good to meet you and Wyatt. I think your nephew and yourself will enjoy the bike.
Hopefully soon we'll be meet up on a ride.

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Wyatt and I had the opportunity to meet Jason (Jrockrat) and his lovely wife today, and a bonus was I brought home a CRF 80 for my nephew.....it's going to live at my house though for "safekeeping" . Thanks again Jason, and Wyatt wants to know when he can come back...

I took it on a lap around the pond and talk about a good time....I might get it plated and toss it on the back of my bus for campground shenanigans....
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Old 03-16-2013, 03:27 PM   #57454
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Nice lookin set of wheels ruppster.
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Old 03-16-2013, 04:33 PM   #57455
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Does it still have the skidplate made from an old shovel?
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I think it was maybe a road sign or a dryer door pilfered from rent a center....
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Old 03-16-2013, 04:46 PM   #57456
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so, instead of going to the gun show in Marietta today, I went to Buckeye Outdoors in Hebron. Place was busy, but I was able to get service in under an hour. Looked at several pieces before finally settling on this:



SD40 VE and a box of ammo, out the door for $379.

cant wait to shoot it...who's up for some target practice tomorrow?
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Old 03-16-2013, 04:48 PM   #57457
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so, instead of going to the gun show in Marietta today, I went to Buckeye Outdoors in Hebron. Place was busy, but I was able to get service in under an hour. Looked at several pieces before finally settling on this:



SD40 VE and a box of ammo, out the door for $379.

cant wait to shoot it...who's up for some target practice tomorrow?
Guess what Luke, Lisa, and I did this afternoon? I think that's looks like Luke's new gun. I got a black scary looking rifle.
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Old 03-16-2013, 04:51 PM   #57458
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The sigmas have hands down the worst trigger of any production pistol I've ever used. Good news is they've been rumored to do free trigger work on them under warranty. Congrats on your purchase.
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Old 03-16-2013, 04:53 PM   #57459
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And one last post whore......If anyone is interested in a clean 2007 KLR 650, I'm maybe looking to part with mine. 13k miles, bought new by Whitey, new sprockets and chain, two brothers pipe, Moose hand guards, skidplate, 50% tires, Dakar sticker.....$2300 to an inmate here, I don't have to sell it, but if someone buys it, it will motivate me to buy a Tiger or Strom...

Is this yours as well?

http://columbus.craigslist.org/mcy/3683705831.html

I recognize that picture. I think that was the inaugural ride for you on that bike if I recall correctly.
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Old 03-16-2013, 04:56 PM   #57460
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Is this yours as well?

http://columbus.craigslist.org/mcy/3683705831.html

I recognize that picture. I think that was the inaugural ride for you on that bike if I recall correctly.
yes and yes.

Blowout pricing on the KTM, ho hum pricing on the KLR as I don't want to sell it unless it is being replaced with a more street oriented ride. I finally got my garage clean, and there are too many damn bikes I don't ride in there.
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Old 03-16-2013, 05:01 PM   #57461
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Guess what Luke, Lisa, and I did this afternoon? I think that's looks like Luke's new gun. I got a black scary looking rifle.
Yep, same gun but mine was $20 less. On the plus side I really like mine Sion and I bet you will also
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Old 03-16-2013, 05:07 PM   #57462
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Yep, same gun but mine was $20 less. On the plus side I really like mine Sion and I bet you will also

gun was $329, box of ammo was $20 and tax made up the rest...$379 was out the door price for everything
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Old 03-16-2013, 06:11 PM   #57463
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The sigmas have hands down the worst trigger of any production pistol I've ever used. Good news is they've been rumored to do free trigger work on them under warranty. Congrats on your purchase.
Yup, I sent a Sigma back to Smith and they improved the trigger.

The new Sigmas are actually very good guns, the old ones not so much. It's a tank, not sexy or sleek, but they work.
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Old 03-16-2013, 06:20 PM   #57464
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gun was $329, box of ammo was $20 and tax made up the rest...$379 was out the door price for everything
In that case you got the better deal by $40 on the firearm. But mine is better, because it's mine. 50 Rounds thru it now and it fired very accurately once I got on target.
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Old 03-16-2013, 06:25 PM   #57465
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Yup, I sent a Sigma back to Smith and they improved the trigger.

The new Sigmas are actually very good guns, the old ones not so much. It's a tank, not sexy or sleek, but they work.
It's that damn 2 piece trigger is one of the major culprits. But as far as accuracy and durability they're good pistols. But the trigger alone turns what can be a good or great platform into a mediocre one.
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