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Forum: Racing 01-09-2015, 01:40 PM
Replies: 11,255
Views: 787,792
Posted By C/W
Skill level

Perhaps not the thread to ask, but here goes.

What skill level do you need as a motorcyclist to finish the Dakar? I'm not talking competitively. Just the skill level to not time out. I always...
Forum: Racing 01-08-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 11,255
Views: 787,792
Posted By C/W
Awesome, heh reminds me of a mad max mobile.

Awesome, heh reminds me of a mad max mobile.
Forum: Vendors 10-13-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 1,525
Views: 200,806
Posted By C/W
You could try fitment with a single eyelet (bolt)...

You could try fitment with a single eyelet (bolt) pipe strap as the lower attachment point. That may give you enough room to use the double bolt hangers at the top.

A local hardware store would...
Forum: Vendors 09-05-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 594
Views: 103,004
Posted By C/W
It'll come off. I generally use Simple Green +...

It'll come off. I generally use Simple Green + fine scotchbrite pad. It'll take about 15 minutes of scrubbing. Of course after cleaning it won't be shiny any more, but at least it'll be white.
...
Forum: Thumpers 07-17-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 1,193
Views: 199,958
Posted By C/W
Better to be too loose. Too tight & the valves...

Better to be too loose. Too tight & the valves may never close.

When I checked mine at 1 hr & 15 hrs, the both intake valves were right at .10. A little uncomfortable, but in spec. I suppose...
Forum: Thumpers 07-17-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 1,193
Views: 199,958
Posted By C/W
Better double check the shim diameters. MY2014...

Better double check the shim diameters. MY2014 went to 8.9mm shims instead of 10mm shims.

The shim kit is ~$50, and worth the price.

Here's a blatant link:
...
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2014, 12:46 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 11,265
Posted By C/W
Heh, I kind of like the title of this thread. ...

Heh, I kind of like the title of this thread. Misspelled as it may.
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 8,188
Views: 1,712,100
Posted By C/W
I think your options are going to be: 1. Do it...

I think your options are going to be:
1. Do it yourself
2. Find a local shop (hopefully someone will chime in)
3. Ship it.

Once I decide I can't tune my suspension, I'll give it to Super Plush...
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 12:26 AM
Replies: 8,188
Views: 1,712,100
Posted By C/W
Not sure if it's been mentioned, but Rekluse...

Not sure if it's been mentioned, but Rekluse makes a manual clutch (Core Manual) as well. I know one of the pro rider bike overviews (last months?) mentioned that they use the Rekluse manual clutch....
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,030
Posted By C/W
As I said, I didn't have any heat related...

As I said, I didn't have any heat related problems with the smaller bags. From looking at the pictures above, I don't think you would with the larger bags either. There is insulation tape between...
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2014, 11:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,030
Posted By C/W
I've used the Enduro Day Tripper bags (smaller...

I've used the Enduro Day Tripper bags (smaller versions of the E-12) for two solid days with out any heat related problems.

The bags will scuff your plastics though. Put some vinyl protector...
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,185
Posted By C/W
^ This. There are a few plated WR450f's driving...

^ This. There are a few plated WR450f's driving around. There were some VIN's that weren't registered with DMV properly that would allow you to get a plate for the WR450. I believe this only...
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 8,188
Views: 1,712,100
Posted By C/W
Nothing wrong with being a fanboy! :clap I...

Nothing wrong with being a fanboy! :clap

I hope KTM & GoPRO paid for it. They made sure the gopro was tilted down so you could see the "GOPRO: BE A HERO" advert on the peak of Port's helmet.
...
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 8,188
Views: 1,712,100
Posted By C/W
I liked the film & thought they did a very good...

I liked the film & thought they did a very good job with the cinematography. Especially with the cameras they had (gopro, canon slr) The RC helicopter seen in the trailers didn't seem to make much...
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 1,193
Views: 199,958
Posted By C/W
Heh, I brought up the torque specs because one...

Heh, I brought up the torque specs because one person said tight but not too tight & you said tighter than you think. :)

When internet forums can't decide, best to query the factory.
...
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 1,193
Views: 199,958
Posted By C/W
There's an actual torque spec for the rim lock...

There's an actual torque spec for the rim lock nut - 12nm/8.9ftlbs.

I run ~15psi & haven't had any issues with the rear slipping yet (knock on wood).

I agree though, you shouldn't be having...
Forum: Ride reports 06-27-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 17,998
Posted By C/W
You may want to get the welder to add the...

You may want to get the welder to add the diagonal section in DRONE's picture that goes from the shock tower to the frame.

The entire shock tower structure (not just where it attaches to the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2014, 12:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 967
Posted By C/W
I'm 225 as well. I rode the stock suspension for...

I'm 225 as well. I rode the stock suspension for 15 hours of mixed road/offroad terrain.

The stock rear spring will bottom out with your weight & you won't be able to set sag correctly.

I sent...
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 103,823
Views: 20,527,551
Posted By C/W
Simple Green & a lot of elbow grease is what I...

Simple Green & a lot of elbow grease is what I used to get the marks off my DR. Fine grit sand paper is what I used on my KTM, not sure why the Simple Green didn't work on the KTM plastic.
...
Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 8,188
Views: 1,712,100
Posted By C/W
The 350exc has a modification to the oil pump for...

The 350exc has a modification to the oil pump for MY2015. I don't believe there's any (stated) change for the 500exc.
Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 8,188
Views: 1,712,100
Posted By C/W
Because I'm bored... *For MY 2015, the DDS...

Because I'm bored...

*For MY 2015, the DDS clutch (Damped Diaphragm Steel) is equipped with a further refined, lighter, single-piece basket, which together with its integrated primary gear, is...
Forum: Equipment 06-12-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 571
Posted By C/W
You'd have to look at your state & local laws. I...

You'd have to look at your state & local laws. I know here the only requirement is that the passenger must be able to touch the passenger pegs on their own.

I have a co-worker that drove his five...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-11-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,183
Posted By C/W
Just to be clear, where you are working - near...

Just to be clear, where you are working - near Civic Center Bart - is a crummy area. The prevalence of SROs in the area tends to lend to a wild west feeling.

Fortunately SF is a city where a few...
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 103,823
Views: 20,527,551
Posted By C/W
How many threads are left? Can you screw in a...

How many threads are left? Can you screw in a new spark plug at all?

Your best bet may be to insert a new spark plug with some JB Weld & never change that plug again.

After that, source a...
Forum: Equipment 06-09-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,618
Posted By C/W
As was mentioned, Bear canisters are a pain to...

As was mentioned, Bear canisters are a pain to carry.

I'm surprised no one has come up with a compressible bear canister yet. The biggest drawback is their bulk.

The good news (apparently) is...
Forum: Thumpers 06-07-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 8,188
Views: 1,712,100
Posted By C/W
It's the connector for the tripmaster switch.

It's the connector for the tripmaster switch.
Forum: Thumpers 06-06-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 8,188
Views: 1,712,100
Posted By C/W
Argh! My eyes! I hate looking at KTM wiring. ...

Argh! My eyes! I hate looking at KTM wiring. They may make nice motorcycles but their wiring is god awful. I haven't gotten around to sorting the wiring behind my headlight yet...
Forum: Thumpers 06-06-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 8,188
Views: 1,712,100
Posted By C/W
You'll have to assemble something yourself. My...

You'll have to assemble something yourself. My advice is to get a ktmtalk account and use the discount to buy some of the parts from Munns (http://142.0.244.174/munnracing/index.cfm?1=1) (using link...
Forum: Equipment 06-06-2014, 02:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,083
Posted By C/W
I have a 2010 Kendon 3 rail 'combo' trailer. I...

I have a 2010 Kendon 3 rail 'combo' trailer. I have zero experience with the drop-tail trailer.

The Kendon may "only" be 400lbs, but it is heavy to lift up & get into folding position. I do it...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-30-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,177
Posted By C/W
Sorry for your loss & hopefully it'll be found...

Sorry for your loss & hopefully it'll be found soon (in ok shape).

Other than not going to Vegas...anything we can learn about how you parked or locked your motorcycle so we can prevent it from...
Forum: Equipment 05-29-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 703
Posted By C/W
If you're in variable hot/rain/cold weather, then...

If you're in variable hot/rain/cold weather, then pack the smallest cheapest windbreak/rainsuit you can get. It doesn't have to be motorcycle specific, only that it works (in driving rain). That's...
Forum: Thumpers 05-27-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,062
Posted By C/W
Keep in mind you'll need to spend the $ to set up...

Keep in mind you'll need to spend the $ to set up the suspension regardless what bike you get. I'm 225 & just bought shock & fork springs for my stock 500exc.
Forum: Equipment 05-26-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,760
Posted By C/W
Glad you found what you were looking for. I...

Glad you found what you were looking for.

I was going to post, but then realized there were already 4 pages of answers.

With most down bags, a sleeping mat is going to be key to getting a...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-19-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 11,192
Posted By C/W
Congrats to OMC for running a great event this...

Congrats to OMC for running a great event this year. It felt there was a bigger OMC presence, but perhaps that was due to the orange OMC shirts. :)

Thanks for the on time course corrections & the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-13-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 11,192
Posted By C/W
Last year I was worried about the sound test as...

Last year I was worried about the sound test as well. Worried enough that I put the stock muffler of the DR650 back on. The sound test was essentially a drive by test at slow speed, so my worries...
Forum: Thumpers 05-09-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,071
Posted By C/W
Without a doubt, KLR. Unless you find one of the...

Without a doubt, KLR. Unless you find one of the other bikes (inc. DR) with *all* necessary upgrades to make it comfortable on a long trip. The other bikes are going to need bigger tanks,...
Forum: Equipment 05-07-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,855
Posted By C/W
I think the best choice is to buy two pairs of...

I think the best choice is to buy two pairs of gloves. One for highway pavement, preferably a gauntlet style, and a glove for slower riding.

A short glove can peel off in a high speed slide. In...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-05-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 11,192
Posted By C/W
Nice bash plate. :) As mentioned, it'll...

Nice bash plate. :)

As mentioned, it'll likely be dusty. I'd put a set of filter skins over the pod filters. Also makes sure that any breather ports on the carb have filters on them (improvise...
Forum: Equipment 04-29-2014, 01:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,010
Posted By C/W
I have a newer (2010) Kendon Dirt Bike/Combo...

I have a newer (2010) Kendon Dirt Bike/Combo trailer. Assuming the OP has the same or similar trailer.

The Kendon is well built (at least mine is). I've no objections to quality.

Some...
Forum: Thumpers 04-03-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,397
Posted By C/W
Heh, if it was possible I'd just get a WR450 :) ...

Heh, if it was possible I'd just get a WR450 :)

The Beta 520rs is looking good though.
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