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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-26-2014, 12:24 AM
Replies: 10,376
Views: 2,152,321
Posted By sonic reducer
May be that it's someone else's idea?

May be that it's someone else's idea?
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-24-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 385
Posted By sonic reducer
Camping/riding for thanksgiving?

Anyone have any ideas about areas for a 3-4 day weekend camping trip with some trail riding in wa or perhaps northern or? Having a hard time figuring out what is open and/or passable. Some light...
Forum: Beasts 11-21-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 12,519
Posted By sonic reducer
all suzuki parts: gs500 engine-aircooled,...

all suzuki parts:

gs500 engine-aircooled, 270* ptwin, bombproof, 6sp, 50 ish hp, e-start, decent stator output
drz chassis-light enough, capable enough
oil cooler
no major component redesigns...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-21-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,065
Posted By sonic reducer
what is wrong with bicycles? never need to plug...

what is wrong with bicycles? never need to plug those in or worry about running out of juice.
Forum: Beasts 10-30-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 5,113
Views: 964,610
Posted By sonic reducer
thanks for the link. I'm looking at getting a...

thanks for the link. I'm looking at getting a cbx(or a cbf) for an all-rounder since there is a lot to like about them, fuel economy and therefor longer range with less weight in fuel, just enough...
Forum: Thumpers 10-29-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 930
Posted By sonic reducer
oil change- filters/screens can get changed every...

oil change- filters/screens can get changed every other time when not beating on it. consider this- the oil is filtered from more points in the oiling system the way ktm set it up, worth the extra...
Forum: Beasts 10-28-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 5,113
Views: 964,610
Posted By sonic reducer
Has anyone stateside done a suspension swap to...

Has anyone stateside done a suspension swap to the Cb500x similar to the Thai rally bikes yet?
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-25-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 951
Posted By sonic reducer
that sounds about right. I'd be tempted to go...

that sounds about right.
I'd be tempted to go by a machine shop with your parts and ask if theyre runnable. some polishing work might be possible. otherwise source a replacement head off ebay or...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-24-2014, 12:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 951
Posted By sonic reducer
definitely do NOT start the engine on diesel as...

definitely do NOT start the engine on diesel as the lube oil. it's ok to fill the crankcase full of diesel as long as you drain it thoroughly and maybe flush a bit of oil through.
very fine metal...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-22-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 830
Views: 47,360
Posted By sonic reducer
I hear ya but it's been in the 60's in late...

I hear ya but it's been in the 60's in late october here, not exactly auspicious. will get some good B/C days regardless I'm sure
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-22-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 830
Views: 47,360
Posted By sonic reducer
what are you folks thinking about the warm temps...

what are you folks thinking about the warm temps thus far? will ullr bring it this year or no? I haven't got a pass yet out of fear of a warm wet winter. :ear
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-22-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 2,659
Views: 304,302
Posted By sonic reducer
Gear for two, two up on wabdr sounds like... An...

Gear for two, two up on wabdr sounds like... An adventure:wink:
How strong are you?
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-18-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,957
Posted By sonic reducer
if you were building it from a downed bike you...

if you were building it from a downed bike you got for cheap it would probably not be a bad way to go what with the lower weight of the super sport, smooth engine etc. but as mentioned above sell it...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-17-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,247
Posted By sonic reducer
MX chassis, ie honda CR et. al

MX chassis, ie honda CR et. al
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 6,567
Views: 1,328,625
Posted By sonic reducer
I'd first try running the piston as far out as...

I'd first try running the piston as far out as you dare while holding the good one in with a c clamp, work it back and forth all the way down the bore a couple times to try and clean it sorta, if...
Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 743
Posted By sonic reducer
xr250 would be perfect. there are 2 main...

xr250 would be perfect. there are 2 main versions, pre 1995 and post 1995(IIRC). the post version has better suspension and is a dry sump motor, earlier is wet sump. with proper maintenance they...
Forum: Thumpers 09-28-2014, 01:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,107
Posted By sonic reducer
looks like a good one from the outside! they are...

looks like a good one from the outside! they are good bikes but do need attention, attentiveness, and care. more than your MZ. be aware.

you may want to add:
hour meter(track maintenance)...
Forum: Thumpers 09-23-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,107
Posted By sonic reducer
a 400 will be great but I would not "buy it...

a 400 will be great but I would not "buy it without hesitation." join ktmtalk and do some reading to familiarize yourself with the ins and outs of the rfs so that you can be an educated buyer. ...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-16-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 13,243
Posted By sonic reducer
that dorso swingarm really takes the look of the...

that dorso swingarm really takes the look of the bike forward about a decade and fits with the look of the end product amazingly!
when doing the heating thing, were you concerned about keeping the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 6,567
Views: 1,328,625
Posted By sonic reducer
I think I remember reading something from caflash...

I think I remember reading something from caflash on ktmtalk that most of the rfs' he pulls apart have some degree of crank spread. Once it gets to a certain point they aren't even weldable anymore....
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-01-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 12,748
Posted By sonic reducer
did you get a weight on that ex500 engine by any...

did you get a weight on that ex500 engine by any chance?
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-28-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,979
Posted By sonic reducer
what kind of weight can these EX500's come in at?...

what kind of weight can these EX500's come in at? the ER6N bikes people are converting are so much nicer but the EX is so cheap($500-1500 for a runner) and parts are everywhere. I've never seen a...
Forum: Road warriors 02-24-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 9,423
Posted By sonic reducer
for a real motorcycle I'd go for a honda XR250L...

for a real motorcycle I'd go for a honda XR250L or look for a plated XR400R/250R. you can do the sumo wheels later with some alloys off a cbrF2 or something. add a seperate wire to the kill switch...
Forum: Thumpers 02-01-2014, 12:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,828
Posted By sonic reducer
as far as lack of power the DR is VERY detuned...

as far as lack of power the DR is VERY detuned stock and a bit of compression, pipe, pumper carb and they rip. I'm sure the XR is the same way. the stock DR pipe is one of the first things that...
Forum: Thumpers 01-30-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 644
Posted By sonic reducer
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=859666...

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=859666&highlight=engines
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-21-2013, 01:12 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 29,207
Posted By sonic reducer
I love what you are doing here. a couple...

I love what you are doing here. a couple thoughts:
switch to a marzocchi 888 or a fox 40. you will shed quite a bit of weight and not sacrifice a lot of stiffness. the 888 is very affordable,...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-16-2013, 07:01 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 19,062
Posted By sonic reducer
Can you elaborate on that, especially in...

Can you elaborate on that, especially in comparison to say the xt225? Xr250r? Klr250?
Also for the sake of this thread can anyone with the knowledge share the weights, dimensions, and power...
Forum: Equipment 07-14-2013, 11:51 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,086
Posted By sonic reducer
you can open a bottle with almost any square...

you can open a bottle with almost any square edged object. a motorcycle footpeg for instance. that's no reason not to bring one, but just sayin.

all tool kits should include several feet of...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-29-2013, 02:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,788
Posted By sonic reducer
isn't there some way to do it by reporting it as...

isn't there some way to do it by reporting it as an abandoned vehicle?
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2013, 11:51 PM
Replies: 6,567
Views: 1,328,625
Posted By sonic reducer
this past weekend I did the JD jetting adjustable...

this past weekend I did the JD jetting adjustable fuel screw to my bike, very easy to work with compared to the stocker. I got sick of playing with ratchet wrenches and screwdriver bits.

during...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-11-2013, 01:00 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 75,320
Posted By sonic reducer
I really like your concepts and work on the...

I really like your concepts and work on the subframe. you have a knack for putting a system together in a functional and appealing way. packaging things tightly and efficiently is rarely easy on a...
Forum: Thumpers 02-05-2013, 11:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,144
Posted By sonic reducer
Detune My RFS or?

I have a 2003 525EXC that I have been bringing back into a usable state. It is my only bike at this time. I ended up with this machine through a craigslist horsetrading type scenario, not my first...
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2013, 08:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,018
Posted By sonic reducer
i used to have a gn400 that i made a little super...

i used to have a gn400 that i made a little super minimalist hardtail out of. 6 wires on the whole bike. pretty damn fun bike but hard to start and very slow.

I had a reply all written out but...
Forum: Thumpers 09-24-2012, 10:18 PM
Replies: 6,567
Views: 1,328,625
Posted By sonic reducer
I just picked up an '03 525exc to fix my lack of...

I just picked up an '03 525exc to fix my lack of a thumper. It's plated already and seems in good condition although I have not rode it yet due to a busted radiator. however it starts up 2nd kick...
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2012, 07:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,963
Posted By sonic reducer
i would take a dr650 over the sv unless you are...

i would take a dr650 over the sv unless you are really into riding pavement. then get a set of supermoto wheels for the dr and keep more dirt oriented tires on the stock wheels. the wheels from an...
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2012, 11:04 PM
Replies: 8,635
Views: 1,738,279
Posted By sonic reducer
I bought the right socket for like $1 from a pawn...

I bought the right socket for like $1 from a pawn shop and chucked it up in a drill press then used an angle grinder to clearance it. took all of 10 minutes, saved a few bucks, and didn't have to...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-11-2012, 03:19 PM
Replies: 9,020
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,298,350
Posted By sonic reducer
custom aluminum panniers

http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/mcy/2846827222.html

I built these custom aluminum panniers for my '93 cbr900rr but it could be made to fit other bikes. I am moving and trying to liquidate some...
Forum: Thumpers 01-31-2012, 11:01 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,232
Posted By sonic reducer
xr vs ktm for the street ...

xr vs ktm for the street
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=588828&highlight=xr650r

more...
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=584441&highlight=xr650r

xr vs klr modding:...
Forum: Thumpers 01-28-2012, 06:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,730
Posted By sonic reducer
1. fair condition DR650. can be found under 2k...

1. fair condition DR650. can be found under 2k but youre going to have to watch and wait. mine was $600 but I will have at least a grand more into parts and many hours before it is going good. ...
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2012, 07:03 PM
Replies: 102,111
Views: 19,953,028
Posted By sonic reducer
If I'm going to blast my frame and powdercoat it,...

If I'm going to blast my frame and powdercoat it, what if any mods should I do to it first? have full fabrication shop. its a '98.
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