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Forum: Parallel Universe Yesterday, 01:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 253
Posted By itsatdm
What's the condition of the Chain? If dry,...

What's the condition of the Chain? If dry, especially with a lot of sprocket wear, it can make noises.

If that doesn't apply. remove the chain from the rear sprocket and see if it still makes...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-19-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 734
Posted By itsatdm
I went a similar path. The stock front was so...

I went a similar path. The stock front was so bad, I never paid attention to the rear until I changed it. All I did was repring the front.

It would be nice if some one knew the spring rate...
Forum: Beasts 10-18-2014, 10:49 PM
Replies: 417
Views: 68,122
Posted By itsatdm
I too own a KLX650c bored to 680. I did ride the...

I too own a KLX650c bored to 680. I did ride the Terra. It was geared down a tooth, but I have some sense of the difference. It is probably the smoothest single I have ever ridden. Most of that hp...
Forum: Beasts 10-18-2014, 10:39 PM
Replies: 417
Views: 68,122
Posted By itsatdm
[QUOTE=JMo (& piglet);25303658]Here is another...

[QUOTE=JMo (& piglet);25303658]Here is another example - check this F800 out from Intermot:

http://i492.photobucket.com/albums/rr289/JMoandpiglet/other%20pix/F800GSenduro_zps5725cd6b.jpg
...
Forum: Thumpers 10-18-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 3,473
Views: 547,946
Posted By itsatdm
I would like to thank Farmer John, because I have...

I would like to thank Farmer John, because I have them. Actually a buddy picked them up for me, so I have not actually seen them. Talking to John, it sounds like most of the engine, including a...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-17-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 12,333
Posted By itsatdm
The campsite prices were reasonable compared to...

The campsite prices were reasonable compared to the State, even gave me the 1/2 price Old Man special.

Not having the exact amount, I contact the campground host, to tell him I was going to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-17-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,494
Posted By itsatdm
My f800gs rarely gets less than 50mpg. My last...

My f800gs rarely gets less than 50mpg. My last ride of about 400miles of high altitude riding netted 62mph. High altitude being 5000-8500 ft. I doubt speed ever got above 70mph, but a lot throttle...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-17-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 459
Posted By itsatdm
Don't own one, so no direct experience. Knowing...

Don't own one, so no direct experience. Knowing your weight would be helpful.

I have never seen a straight wound spring for your bike. Besides Hyperpro, Progressive/Wirth/and Wilbers make...
Forum: Beasts 10-16-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 41,030
Posted By itsatdm
My klx has been re sprung and the shock replaced,...

My klx has been re sprung and the shock replaced, not to mention bored and a host of other mods. If sag is any indicator, mine is sprung for my weight.

To the question asked previously about the...
Forum: Beasts 10-16-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 41,030
Posted By itsatdm
Below are a couple of poor pictures of fire roads...

Below are a couple of poor pictures of fire roads through the gold country of the Sierra. Nothing difficult about it. In dry weather the family sedan is sufficient.

It consist of rocks, potholes...
Forum: Beasts 10-15-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 41,030
Posted By itsatdm
I like the Ducati and can't wait to see it. I...

I like the Ducati and can't wait to see it. I don't understand how easily some you dismiss suspension travel, when sag takes a significant portion of the meager 5.9" it has. That doesn't leave much...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-15-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,832
Posted By itsatdm
Different forks. I would be surprised if the...

Different forks. I would be surprised if the calipers and rotors lined up. That would be difficult to solve with spacers.
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-15-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 682
Posted By itsatdm
From the looks of it, your sub frame is already...

From the looks of it, your sub frame is already bent.
Forum: Beasts 10-14-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 417
Views: 68,122
Posted By itsatdm
The Ca. air resource board is a pretty good...

The Ca. air resource board is a pretty good indicator of what's coming to the US. The only 700 approved for us is the FZ700. The same as the Euro version.
...
Forum: Thumpers 10-13-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 982
Posted By itsatdm
I may be stupid, but have changed a lot of...

I may be stupid, but have changed a lot of sprockets and chains and never seen one like that. The chain doesn't even fit half way around. Look at the 2nd picture. As the sprocket rotates, the next...
Forum: Thumpers 10-13-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 982
Posted By itsatdm
Does the chain fit the rear sprocket? It should...

Does the chain fit the rear sprocket? It should be a 520 chain, it may be a 525 or 530 chain in the wrong box. My DID chain has the size stamped onto some of the chain plates. Maybe you will get...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-12-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 12,333
Posted By itsatdm
I had a good time. A great site, complete with...

I had a good time. A great site, complete with flush toilets, showers and heated bath rooms. As far as I know no one crashed, but the bear did some bike damage.

Gillafunk is still out looking...
Forum: Thumpers 10-10-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 884
Posted By itsatdm
The DR 350 is a very dependable, bulletproof bike...

The DR 350 is a very dependable, bulletproof bike that makes an excellent trail bike. It weighs significantly less than the other 2. It has a 6 speed trans which helps on pavement but only makes...
Forum: Beasts 10-10-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 702
Posted By itsatdm
I assume you are going to ride some where else....

I assume you are going to ride some where else. Just as important is the size of the dealer network, in case you break down away from home.

Most of these bikes can be serviced at home easily...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-10-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,095
Posted By itsatdm
Circa 2011, KTM supposedly was planning on a...

Circa 2011, KTM supposedly was planning on a 7-800cc Adventure bike.

KTM IS REPORTED to be working on a host of new models for launch in 2012 and 2013, with a range of new engines to power...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-10-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,095
Posted By itsatdm
The manufactures seem to define Adventure Bike as...

The manufactures seem to define Adventure Bike as something that weighs around 500lbs+ and has at least 100hp. The market must agree as people keep buying them.

It is not what I want, but I ended...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-10-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 12,333
Posted By itsatdm
Just in time for happy hour.

Just in time for happy hour.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-09-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 420
Posted By itsatdm
Hwy 4 from Fairfield to Stockton is not that...

Hwy 4 from Fairfield to Stockton is not that urban. Much of it is farmland. But it is a 2 lane hwy, with not a lot of areas to pass. Harvest season in the Delta, you will go as fast as the quickest...
Forum: Beasts 10-08-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 21,381
Posted By itsatdm
Do we agree there is a gap? If there wasn't,...

Do we agree there is a gap? If there wasn't, riders with thumpers would not be participating here.

Adventure bikes is a new "classification" from when I started riding. WTF does that mean? I...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-08-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 853
Posted By itsatdm
I haven't replaced any disc and I don't think it...

I haven't replaced any disc and I don't think it necessary to replace both unless they are worn to the point that they need replacement any way. The Hydraulics will sort it out.

Galfer, EBC and...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-07-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,212
Posted By itsatdm
Looks like he hit a curb while testing your oil...

Looks like he hit a curb while testing your oil change.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-07-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 12,333
Posted By itsatdm
That's OK, you would just fall down and break...

That's OK, you would just fall down and break something anyway.
Forum: Thumpers 10-07-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 3,473
Views: 547,946
Posted By itsatdm
I did a 800 mile off road trip in Nevada, with a...

I did a 800 mile off road trip in Nevada, with a rider on a uncorked XR650R. We did a couple of roll ons. My bike had a 680 big bore in it.

My take was they were about equal until we got to...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-07-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 12,333
Posted By itsatdm
Veronica you can do it. I have ridden/driven...

Veronica you can do it. I have ridden/driven those roads for years. I will bring a map, there are lots of old town/mine sites all over that area. None of them are hard to get to. Gillafunk has done...
Forum: Thumpers 10-07-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 3,473
Views: 547,946
Posted By itsatdm
Where is PNW? The wiring diagram is different...

Where is PNW? The wiring diagram is different between US/Australia and the rest of the world.
Forum: Thumpers 10-07-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 1,910
Views: 309,964
Posted By itsatdm
I think the bent needle is your problem. It may...

I think the bent needle is your problem. It may be hanging up on the Emulsion tube or not going in all the way. That would richen up your throttle at start up, because it is closing the main jet.
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-07-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,815
Posted By itsatdm
These are on demand pumps. There is no fuel...

These are on demand pumps. There is no fuel return line.
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-06-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 487
Posted By itsatdm
I don't know about a 1200 but I just use a cheap...

I don't know about a 1200 but I just use a cheap strap wrench on my F800. The filters are about 3" in diameter. I tighten them just using my hands, so not too difficult to take off. Never had one...
Forum: Thumpers 10-06-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 529
Posted By itsatdm
When searching for mine, I found at least 3...

When searching for mine, I found at least 3 versions, depending on the year and model (Supermoto) You can get them with high and low speed compression adjustment and rebound.

If the Dr 650 has...
Forum: Beasts 10-06-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 41,030
Posted By itsatdm
Well if they aren't, maybe Alpina will make a...

Well if they aren't, maybe Alpina will make a tubeless kit for it. $385 isn't bad if you know how to respoke a rim.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-06-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 12,333
Posted By itsatdm
Funkman, you are a presumptuous fuck. First, in...

Funkman, you are a presumptuous fuck. First, in order to ride your new jet bike, I have to ride my geared up, street tired F800, and now you have me in some kind of death ride.
Forum: Beasts 10-06-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 376
Views: 41,030
Posted By itsatdm
From the location of the spokes into the wheel...

From the location of the spokes into the wheel rim, I would say yes. On a tubeless they are usually mounted on the edge of the rim or on flange that is part of the rim.
Forum: Thumpers 10-06-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 529
Posted By itsatdm
Having grafted a Suzuki DRZ400 shock on the back...

Having grafted a Suzuki DRZ400 shock on the back of Kawasaki KLX 650, you can do it.

Besides overall length, other factors to consider are the size of the bolt holes for the mounts and width of...
Forum: Beasts 10-05-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 761
Posted By itsatdm
Maybe only California going to get it. ...

Maybe only California going to get it. http://www.arb.ca.gov/msprog/onroad/cert/hmc/2015/yamaha_m0030626_847_0d6_hn.pdf

Heavy sucker.
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-05-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,542
Posted By itsatdm
A quick and dirty, is to check the lever that the...

A quick and dirty, is to check the lever that the lower end of the cable attaches to. First to the right and then to the left. You will have some free play there too. It not, it is too tight. That's...
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