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Forum: Thumpers Today, 04:30 PM
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Posted By NC Rick
Wow! That's were all the weight comes from! The...

Wow! That's were all the weight comes from! The exhaust gases exit a week after they are produced. Takes a lot to keep a big single quiet.:D
Forum: Thumpers Today, 08:52 AM
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Posted By NC Rick
I modified their fork caps to provide a pressure...

I modified their fork caps to provide a pressure bleed like mx forks.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Today, 08:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 370
Posted By NC Rick
I'm really missing my 'Strom of late. Kinda...

I'm really missing my 'Strom of late. Kinda keeping an eye peeled for a used one again.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Yesterday, 06:30 AM
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Posted By NC Rick
Hi Mark, (thanks for the kind words folks!) ...

Hi Mark, (thanks for the kind words folks!)

With 80k miles I will comment on a few things. Doing a good service on your forks, including cleaning the existing valve stacks adding fresh oil, etc....
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2015, 06:05 AM
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Posted By NC Rick
Hi Chris, I recomend not worrying about that...

Hi Chris, I recomend not worrying about that small variation. I really need to update the instructions in that doing a dry install of the parts in the fork so that you can see what is happening...
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 04-20-2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 1,314
Views: 71,832
Posted By NC Rick
Hi all! As always,it has been busy at Cogent...

Hi all! As always,it has been busy at Cogent Dynamics this spring. Joyce and I will be coming to try to wear down tires and the beer supply again this year and we look forward to seeing you all.
...
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2015, 07:48 PM
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Posted By NC Rick
Nice! Dude, need a job? :clap

Nice! Dude, need a job? :clap
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2015, 09:28 AM
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Posted By NC Rick
Dr 650 fork travel

Referenc to ER70s-2 post and several discussions on this topic:

One thing we need to do is not get all wrapped up in the hard numbers, there are so many interpitations for this stuff and the sag...
Forum: Thumpers 03-11-2015, 07:30 AM
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Posted By NC Rick
We can do that! The conversion of the stock...

We can do that!

The conversion of the stock shock, done here takes quite a lot of time when it includes the highly desirable Hard Coat ceramic. We have to batch them and send in to the company...
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2015, 03:11 PM
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Posted By NC Rick
Actually, if you send your shock here in the...

Actually, if you send your shock here in the group deal on anodizing, it is a fair bit less to re-engineer the stock shock and add a new spring.
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 16,637
Views: 1,902,167
Posted By NC Rick
Sometimes trying really hard isn't good enough :D...

Sometimes trying really hard isn't good enough :D

Thank you for the business and all the support folks! Mike, when you are in town, please do stop in! Love to see you guys.

Did someone say...
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2015, 08:38 AM
Replies: 16,637
Views: 1,902,167
Posted By NC Rick
I want to personally apologies for your...

I want to personally apologies for your experience. This is our most busy time of year. We had a couple weather related issues here in the mountains, one of which, included no Ups/ FedEx or usps...
Forum: The Garage 02-04-2015, 06:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,046
Posted By NC Rick
Besides being authorized and experianced with the...

Besides being authorized and experianced with the awesome ohlins products, we have specialized in Ducati work since 2002. The seal head can start leaking for several reasons and is normally not a...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-04-2015, 06:24 AM
Replies: 3,586
Views: 732,826
Posted By NC Rick
I have a set of the Mule Packs, best hard bags...

I have a set of the Mule Packs, best hard bags ever conceived in my opinion. My justification for saying that? Top loading, nearly indestructible, smooth radiused corner that won't rip out my calf...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-29-2015, 06:40 PM
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Posted By NC Rick
Way cool! I have a z50 I'm working on for the...

Way cool! I have a z50 I'm working on for the grand kids I need to try it on!

Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2015, 06:04 AM
Replies: 107,869
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Posted By NC Rick
It sounds to me that there may have been a...

It sounds to me that there may have been a problem in the first place, perhaps the cable or lever pull length was too tight or something came adrift internally. I think the dr clutch is pretty...
Forum: Thumpers 01-18-2015, 07:16 PM
Replies: 107,869
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Posted By NC Rick
Interesting! I bring this up as a talking...

Interesting! I bring this up as a talking point... My own paranoia causes me to not remove the beirings for inspection or service as the impact method I always use is seemingly prety hazardous to a...
Forum: Thumpers 01-18-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 107,869
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Posted By NC Rick
Herkjerk, I realize this is a little to...

Herkjerk,

I realize this is a little to commercial but I think it may be more helpful. We (cogent) can provide a custom and high quality brake line.
Forum: Thumpers 01-10-2015, 08:32 AM
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Posted By NC Rick
I dono about the photo pirating but I am SO...

I dono about the photo pirating but I am SO stealing the zip tie idea for the fender bag on my KLX :thumbup

Thanks folks!
Forum: Thumpers 01-08-2015, 08:17 AM
Replies: 107,869
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Posted By NC Rick
Those pegs look cast. Call me paranoid but I like...

Those pegs look cast. Call me paranoid but I like my footpegs to be really strong. Only need one to fail to truly appreciate there importance. Good ones can keep you out of the hospital and out on...
Forum: Thumpers 01-08-2015, 05:57 AM
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Posted By NC Rick
I'd read this many times. After installing (an...

I'd read this many times. After installing (an FCR in my case), my sceptisisim is gone. Bumpy trails at speed are so much more fun and controllable. I am surprised by the level of improvement I got...
Forum: Thumpers 01-07-2015, 02:58 PM
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Posted By NC Rick
Laugh This is one of my more embarrassing tools, crazy...

This is one of my more embarrassing tools, crazy what a person will do in the heat of wanting to ride. Or to get my post count up...:D


...
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 107,869
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Posted By NC Rick
+1:clap

+1:clap
Forum: Thumpers 11-21-2014, 07:52 AM
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Posted By NC Rick
The 300 lb weight on the klx 250 and WR 250 are...

The 300 lb weight on the klx 250 and WR 250 are wet weights, ready to ride. Pretty much full tanks. I really do not know the drz numbers. I like to go from a scale weight, not a claimed weight. I...
Forum: Thumpers 11-20-2014, 05:42 PM
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Posted By NC Rick
Simba, I would prefer the DR 650 everywhere on...

Simba,
I would prefer the DR 650 everywhere on more open simple trails 'cept in deep sand. The big DR likes to stick its nose in the sand. I never weighed my 350 but it was a dirt only kicker.
Forum: Thumpers 11-20-2014, 01:51 PM
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Posted By NC Rick
Bronco, Its fun to see you on here! as you...

Bronco,
Its fun to see you on here! as you know, I also owned a DR350. I owned a DRZ400E that was tagged here in NC and I loved it off road. I never quite bonded with it on the road (not a surprise...
Forum: Thumpers 11-18-2014, 08:58 AM
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Posted By NC Rick
Going from my not so reliable memory but my DR650...

Going from my not so reliable memory but my DR650 with a fair bit of gas in the IMS tank came in at around 365 or so. KLR650s are always in the 410 range. That's on our certified 1% intercomp scale....
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 11-14-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 1,314
Views: 71,832
Posted By NC Rick
Glenn, I'd consider offering to help ('cause it...

Glenn,
I'd consider offering to help ('cause it could mean going for another ride with you!) but I have got to admit to the scouting ride on Thursday this year kicked my ass pretty hard. Don't want...
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 11-14-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 1,314
Views: 71,832
Posted By NC Rick
In

Joyce and I with Cogent Dynamics is IN! Thinking about our door prize contributions... The past two years have been too much fun to consider missing.:D
Forum: Thumpers 11-13-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 107,869
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Posted By NC Rick
I'm no clutch expert but... In my experiance, if...

I'm no clutch expert but... In my experiance, if the clutch is going to slip, it will happen at peak torque in the highest gear. As you are only feeling it in first, perhaps check the actuator...
Forum: Thumpers 11-13-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 107,869
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Posted By NC Rick
Survival rations!:D

Survival rations!:D
Forum: Thumpers 11-12-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 107,869
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Posted By NC Rick
Thanks Russ! Yep, I would love my DR a bunch...

Thanks Russ! Yep, I would love my DR a bunch more if it were 70 lbs lighter. Perhaps we could charge the shock with a lot of Helium:D

Just before leaving I rode a friends 450 xc and was suprised...
Forum: Thumpers 11-12-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 107,869
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Posted By NC Rick
Thank you for your business Righty65! I hung out...

Thank you for your business Righty65! I hung out with some great folks from Bend, OR down there in Ecuador. I have got to get out your way to ride one day soon!
Forum: Thumpers 11-12-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 107,869
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Posted By NC Rick
Yea, off road and in heavy traffic it was no...

Yea, off road and in heavy traffic it was no problem. The 200 is a big bike for there so I stuck out less, I like that...

When I first rode it I thought: "damn, this things not bad, light and...
Forum: Thumpers 11-12-2014, 09:54 AM
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Posted By NC Rick
Wink Back at the shop

Back here in the shop, I got back to Ken doing the first upgrade to a Cogent Mojave via the special offer we are doing. This Mojave is less than a year old with around 30K miles on it. An awesome...
Forum: Thumpers 11-12-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 107,869
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Posted By NC Rick
Been a while!

Hi Folks! Thanks to all for keeping us so busy :D It's been hard to keep up the activity on the boards. Been missing it though.

I just got back from an epic 2 week adventure riding with our good...
Forum: Thumpers 08-09-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 107,869
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Posted By NC Rick
We can setup the shock shaft conversion or any of...

We can setup the shock shaft conversion or any of our option in the lowered position but is is done internally, not by the two bolt holes and the flipped collar as the stock shock uses.
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 107,869
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Posted By NC Rick
If you were asking us, we would likely recommend...

If you were asking us, we would likely recommend 0.50 or our 0.52 springs and an oil level of 160mm using 5mm of spring preload.

At your weight, with a big tank, I really think the 0.48 rate...
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 107,869
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Posted By NC Rick
Finally!

After seeing the flaws in my thinking on the chain roller thing, I figured it was time to check my Neutral indicator switch screws. 40 k miles with the green light still coming on, I expected it was...
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 107,869
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Posted By NC Rick
The other day, I took a customer KLR out for a...

The other day, I took a customer KLR out for a ride and it crapped out... Turns out I had inadvertently knocked the vacuum line off the petcock...

Wish I could help. Stay calm and stick to...
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