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Forum: Racing 01-20-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 418
Views: 21,484
Posted By Some Dude
So who's camping/RV'ing? Was going to do hotel...

So who's camping/RV'ing? Was going to do hotel this year but waited a tad too long for making reservations at the Quality Inn so I guess we're taking RV again which makes Rally logistics fun!
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2015, 07:10 PM
Replies: 6,281
Views: 1,371,357
Posted By Some Dude
Depends on oil quality and sustained highway...

Depends on oil quality and sustained highway speeds,.....distance isn't the issue as much as staying under 65ish mph to protect the lower rod bearing. Don't stretch oil intervals and use a good...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-15-2015, 09:24 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,829
Posted By Some Dude
:clap Although I can't recommend the Machine...

:clap Although I can't recommend the Machine Art Moto valve cover protectors enough, I've seen the metal style valve cover protectors peel bolts out of the cylinder head and worse case with the MAM...
Forum: Thumpers 01-15-2015, 09:19 AM
Replies: 6,244
Views: 921,456
Posted By Some Dude
They were definitely underrated, as this Berg was...

They were definitely underrated, as this Berg was too for it's given strengths. My only real complaint with the BMW G450X is the gearing spread for dual sporting/racking up the miles, otherwise it's...
Forum: Thumpers 01-14-2015, 09:37 PM
Replies: 6,244
Views: 921,456
Posted By Some Dude
G450X I run a 14/45 which gets my a hair over the...

G450X I run a 14/45 which gets my a hair over the factory 15/48 they were delivered with, but it also allows me to get the maximum wheel base with the factory swing arm and then through on a 51 tooth...
Forum: Thumpers 01-14-2015, 06:36 AM
Replies: 6,244
Views: 921,456
Posted By Some Dude
I have the full Akrapovic Speedbrain exhaust with...

I have the full Akrapovic Speedbrain exhaust with power commander on my G450X and it just pulls everywhere. On tarmac with my 220lb (plus gear) self racing my 170lb (plus gear) buddy on my FE570...
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2015, 04:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,530
Posted By Some Dude
You literally changed 2 gears and came up with...

You literally changed 2 gears and came up with the same gear ratio!!!

13/48 is a 3.69:1 ratio
14/52 is a 3.71:1 ratio

however if you really wanted more low end grunt going to one of these...
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 6,244
Views: 921,456
Posted By Some Dude
might have hit 90ish somewhere in Ocala this past...

might have hit 90ish somewhere in Ocala this past weekend on sandy roads and yes the Cheraw, SC area is my focal point for this bike at the moment where I've seen 102+ mph GPS indicated, But there's...
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 6,244
Views: 921,456
Posted By Some Dude
moi? :evil

moi? :evil
Forum: Thumpers 01-12-2015, 06:45 PM
Replies: 6,244
Views: 921,456
Posted By Some Dude
found a few threads over on the Berg forum that...

found a few threads over on the Berg forum that was exactly same issue I'm experiencing with high speed wobble and 22mm offset, so 18 or even 17mm offset is what I'm after, if this was a hare...
Forum: Racing 01-12-2015, 03:23 PM
Replies: 418
Views: 21,484
Posted By Some Dude
If I don't get comfy on the Berg in next couple...

If I don't get comfy on the Berg in next couple of weeks you can ride it, practically a virgin at 55 hours
Forum: Thumpers 01-12-2015, 11:49 AM
Replies: 6,244
Views: 921,456
Posted By Some Dude
http://img.inkfrog.com/click_enlarge1.php?image=20...

http://img.inkfrog.com/click_enlarge1.php?image=2009_FE450_(321).JPG&username=mreddig&aid=373837103



Does the "18-20" stamping on this 09 FE450 clamp mean anything in relation to offset?
Forum: Thumpers 01-12-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 6,244
Views: 921,456
Posted By Some Dude
This is kind of what I was thinking, just got off...

This is kind of what I was thinking, just got off the phone with Bart at RidePG and he wants me to soften the rear rider sag closer to 120mm range but I'm at the point in next couple of weeks where I...
Forum: Thumpers 01-12-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 6,244
Views: 921,456
Posted By Some Dude
I am, however at this point not on this beast. I...

I am, however at this point not on this beast. I love it for high adventure dual sport riding/outlaw dual sport kind of stuff as it's fairly low maintenance in comparison to the current crop of...
Forum: Thumpers 01-12-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 6,244
Views: 921,456
Posted By Some Dude
80mph plus stability???? I picked up a '11...

80mph plus stability???? I picked up a '11 FE570 just over a year ago with 25 hours on it and all stock. I have done all of the necessary and not so necessary stuff like Ceramic Coated FMF megabomb...
Forum: Racing 01-12-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 418
Views: 21,484
Posted By Some Dude
I see someone has entered on their little bike!...

I see someone has entered on their little bike! It's going to be fun following his tracks!!!!! :lol3 :freaky

But I won't have anyone to tow me back if a fuel pump were to fail again, haha
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 01-12-2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 618
Views: 34,317
Posted By Some Dude
Thanks for the hospitality guys! I grew up in S...

Thanks for the hospitality guys! I grew up in S FL and have spent some time in Ocala but no where near enough on a dual sport. Enjoyed the A ride Saturday even though it took all dang day to find my...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 01-09-2015, 12:12 PM
Replies: 618
Views: 34,317
Posted By Some Dude
Thank ya! What size T shirt are you? I'm...

Thank ya! What size T shirt are you? I'm leaving out the ATL within the hour, pop in down there around 8ish I'd imagine.

Bobby
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 01-09-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 618
Views: 34,317
Posted By Some Dude
Anyone floating around the campground??? They...

Anyone floating around the campground??? They just had a cancellation in site 15 but wont let me pay in full over the phone and can only reserve it for tomorrow night via online. I've booked it for...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 01-08-2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 618
Views: 34,317
Posted By Some Dude
It's looking very good that'll I'll get out of...

It's looking very good that'll I'll get out of here today and see y'all tomorrow AM for some fast sand play time I hope :freaky
Forum: Racing 01-07-2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 418
Views: 21,484
Posted By Some Dude
Massages?????? :ear Hey where is that...

Massages?????? :ear


Hey where is that Facebook event or should I perhaps make one? I might not properly communicate the NRS/SB brand however :deal
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 01-06-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 618
Views: 34,317
Posted By Some Dude
Is it ok to boondock with an RV in the overflow...

Is it ok to boondock with an RV in the overflow parking for the weekend? I'm still trying to pull everything together to make it down for this but need to figure out what my accommodation options...
Forum: Racing 01-06-2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 418
Views: 21,484
Posted By Some Dude
Pssst, I've been keeping an eye out for a FE390...

Pssst, I've been keeping an eye out for a FE390 for Mandy and just noticed the "Lite" class has to be under 385cc but the FE390 is 393cc. So Lites is now basically the KTM/HSQ 350, older HSQ 310 or...
Forum: Racing 01-06-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 418
Views: 21,484
Posted By Some Dude
well that entry thing took some figuring and...

well that entry thing took some figuring and definitely was the least intuitive it's ever been for what that's worth,.......yet it's almost sold out :freaky
Forum: Racing 01-05-2015, 11:06 AM
Replies: 418
Views: 21,484
Posted By Some Dude
Similar here, while being good through the...

Similar here, while being good through the corners is essential, when there are 10-30 second sections that can be done at 100+ mph the ability to do so makes up HUGE amounts of time on bike or rider...
Forum: Thumpers 01-04-2015, 11:17 PM
Replies: 6,281
Views: 1,371,357
Posted By Some Dude
A rear KTM wheel is a no mod fit, however not the...

A rear KTM wheel is a no mod fit, however not the front unless one has WP fork conversion, then it's minor mods for KTM front wheel use.

Keep an eye on eBay, there was a steady flow of them on...
Forum: Racing 01-04-2015, 07:16 PM
Replies: 418
Views: 21,484
Posted By Some Dude
Ummm, try 102mph as recorded a couple of times by...

Ummm, try 102mph as recorded a couple of times by the Garmin on the ole G450X :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 12-29-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 6,244
Views: 921,456
Posted By Some Dude
That chain appears banjo tight! No droop in the...

That chain appears banjo tight! No droop in the top or bottom, might want to look at that?
Forum: Racing 12-22-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 418
Views: 21,484
Posted By Some Dude
Hmmmm, so many classes to choose from,...Lites,...

Hmmmm, so many classes to choose from,...Lites, 450, medium, heavy,.......hard for a guy to pick just one!:lol3
Forum: Racing 12-22-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,207
Posted By Some Dude
I've been to a GS Trophy and would take a...

I've been to a GS Trophy and would take a R1200GSw on such terrain before a F800GS,.....not that my opinion means a whole lot because I'd ride a 450 or 570cc bike in an event like this. But if...
Forum: Thumpers 12-22-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 454
Posted By Some Dude
Dunno much about them, but I do know both KTM and...

Dunno much about them, but I do know both KTM and Husky NA who are based in CA used RidePG out of NC to do their race tuning for what that's worth.
Forum: Thumpers 12-14-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 6,281
Views: 1,371,357
Posted By Some Dude
There's going to be some issues with adapting...

There's going to be some issues with adapting those to the G450X but will be interesting to see!
Forum: Thumpers 12-09-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 6,281
Views: 1,371,357
Posted By Some Dude
Define success? Sell more "Husqvarna" branded...

Define success? Sell more "Husqvarna" branded bikes? Probably as the Italian ones were not a big market share. But there is nothing left but a name brand vs BMW tried to build the existing Husqvarna...
Forum: Racing 12-09-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 418
Views: 21,484
Posted By Some Dude
Nope, township ordinance specifically states no...

Nope, township ordinance specifically states no overnight parking or camping allowed where the service area is held.
Forum: Racing 12-09-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 418
Views: 21,484
Posted By Some Dude
https://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/images/prod/275...

https://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/images/prod/275/b/bri_07_m_102_rea.jpg

Why? The Bridgestone M102 is a Sand/mud tire in 18" size and Mandy rode on last year she kept on the bike for over 11 hare...
Forum: Thumpers 12-09-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 6,281
Views: 1,371,357
Posted By Some Dude
The purchase and sale (if you call handing over...

The purchase and sale (if you call handing over the keys and debts a "sale") of Husqvarna definitely didn't help the promotion or lifespan of the G450X, if anything it contributed to it's market...
Forum: Thumpers 12-05-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 6,281
Views: 1,371,357
Posted By Some Dude
You seem to forget that Andreas Lettenbichler...

You seem to forget that Andreas Lettenbichler finished 2 out of 2 Erzbergs (on the podium!) and had a better overall season results on the G450X with CTS then subsequent seasons on the 2 stroke or...
Forum: Thumpers 12-05-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 6,281
Views: 1,371,357
Posted By Some Dude
Nothing is "bullet proof" in terms of dirtbikes....

Nothing is "bullet proof" in terms of dirtbikes. I have had way more countershaft seal failures on my KTM's and have yet to replace one on two different G450X's with 7k miles of combined use. For...
Forum: Thumpers 12-05-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 6,281
Views: 1,371,357
Posted By Some Dude
My bet is fuel pump, when you hit the starter...

My bet is fuel pump, when you hit the starter button you should hear it prime up, if it's not or not generating over 50psi then it's time for replacement. I've had to replace mine and these BMW G450X...
Forum: Thumpers 10-22-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 6,244
Views: 921,456
Posted By Some Dude
PM'd! Interested in BOTH!

PM'd! Interested in BOTH!
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