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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 07:44 AM
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Posted By Niedz
wire loom wearing against something somewhere? ...

wire loom wearing against something somewhere? you jostled it all around taking it apart, maybe moving the spot where it may have been grounding against the frame.
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-22-2015, 03:44 PM
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Posted By Niedz
sooooo how'd you get home? take off the crash...

sooooo how'd you get home?
take off the crash bar and reposition the shifter? bend it back?

I have an x-co and i've been in a similar shifter situation before also.
Forum: Thumpers 06-04-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 10,051
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Posted By Niedz
get some "jp weigle frame saver" for steel...

get some "jp weigle frame saver" for steel bicycle frames, or an automotive underbody spray on rust prohibitor. spray it in through the weep holes or bolt holes wherever they may be, put tape over...
Forum: Thumpers 05-15-2015, 02:43 PM
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Posted By Niedz
2007 x-co, the rack is some janky one i oxy/ace...

2007 x-co, the rack is some janky one i oxy/ace welded together, so it fits. :D
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2015, 04:06 AM
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Posted By Niedz
i let it warm up for a while sometimes, not...

i let it warm up for a while sometimes, not religiously though. thanks for the response.
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2015, 05:05 PM
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Posted By Niedz
in addition to those handles there are ~1cm...

in addition to those handles there are ~1cm spacers that fit between the subframe and the handles in the front mount position.
https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8810/17348198860_73ced78323_z.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 10,051
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Posted By Niedz
dutch- amazing pictures! looks fun. now...

dutch- amazing pictures! looks fun.


now i have a question....

how do i tell if my cat is clogged? header pipe is bluer than ever, but the bike seems to be running as normal.

(except...
Forum: Vendors 04-23-2015, 02:12 PM
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Posted By Niedz
email me ill shoot em over

email me ill shoot em over
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2015, 10:22 AM
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Posted By Niedz
sure looks like they will!

sure looks like they will!
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2015, 08:37 AM
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Posted By Niedz
thanks for the input, folks. I'll change the...

thanks for the input, folks.
I'll change the oil and see where that puts me.
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2015, 06:54 AM
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Posted By Niedz
Hey folks, I'm not sure how much cross-over...

Hey folks, I'm not sure how much cross-over between the x-country and x-challenge thread there is, but I'm hoping a few more people will read my problem, possible chime in.

My x-country appears to...
Forum: Thumpers 04-05-2015, 01:48 PM
Replies: 10,051
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Posted By Niedz
ok leaking oil update- so I had drained...

ok leaking oil update-

so I had drained enough oil that it read between the lines. took it for a ride, 20 or 30 miles. got home, checked the oil again, reading high!!!! up at the top "X" on the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-03-2015, 11:27 AM
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Posted By Niedz
i drained out of what i guess what you would call...

i drained out of what i guess what you would call the tank, from the upper reservoir. I ran the motor till the fan turned on after each time i let some out yesterday.

i have changed the oil...
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2015, 03:06 PM
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Posted By Niedz
ok so i checked the oil and it was high. which...

ok so i checked the oil and it was high. which is really weird bc last season I drained out some oil 2 separate occasions to what I thought was acceptable.

just to clarify, the XXX on the stick...
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2015, 10:14 AM
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Posted By Niedz
suppose that there was to much oil in the tank,...

suppose that there was to much oil in the tank, and it wanted to get out. where would it likely escape from?

when I had the bike inspected last year I had an oil change done. it was over filled...
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2015, 09:33 AM
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Posted By Niedz
Just got back from a ride. Thought I smelled oil...

Just got back from a ride. Thought I smelled oil a couple times coming to stops.

Left side of the motor/cylinder is covered in oil. :eek1 still has enough oil in the reservoir. The fabric...
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2015, 01:33 PM
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Posted By Niedz
thats weird, i had no problems getting the plug...

thats weird, i had no problems getting the plug from BMW motorrad by me. had them in stock too.
Forum: The Garage 04-01-2015, 06:31 AM
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Posted By Niedz
good idea. i need to make one of those.

good idea. i need to make one of those.
Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2015, 10:12 AM
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Posted By Niedz
when i serviced my swing arm i made sure to...

when i serviced my swing arm i made sure to replace those 3 m5 button heads with some cap heads. uses a 4 mm hex key plus a lot more purchase on the tool than the puny button heads.
Forum: The Garage 03-25-2015, 10:26 AM
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Posted By Niedz
now you need to make a longer fender for that KTM

now you need to make a longer fender for that KTM
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2015, 01:43 PM
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Posted By Niedz
did the x-challenge not come with footpegs? it...

did the x-challenge not come with footpegs? it seems like a lot of people want them.
Forum: The Garage 03-11-2015, 05:06 PM
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Posted By Niedz
no heat necessary to bend it. cro-mo is pretty...

no heat necessary to bend it. cro-mo is pretty tough so i clamp one end of the bender in a bench vise.

as a side note i gas-welded mine as opposed to MIG or TIG
Forum: The Garage 03-11-2015, 12:39 PM
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Views: 303,194
Posted By Niedz
no i used the one almost identical to the post by...

no i used the one almost identical to the post by desert skies, just a hand bender. my process was almost identical. i made similar counter bored mounting points, and a similar welding jig except i...
Forum: The Garage 03-11-2015, 10:11 AM
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Posted By Niedz
the rack i made i used a blend of 1/2" chromoly...

the rack i made i used a blend of 1/2" chromoly for the important strucural parts and used mild steel for the less important parts. I used 1/2 bc i had a 1/2 bender.

when i make my next set of...
Forum: Thumpers 03-09-2015, 01:15 PM
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Posted By Niedz
depends on your gearing!

depends on your gearing!
Forum: Thumpers 03-09-2015, 08:39 AM
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Posted By Niedz
I have the SW Motech crashbars, which aren't...

I have the SW Motech crashbars, which aren't necessarily designed specifically to protect the rad, but they do extend out far enough to do so I think.
Forum: Thumpers 03-08-2015, 03:28 PM
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Posted By Niedz
$10 for 2 cables and the adjustable stops (knarp)...

$10 for 2 cables and the adjustable stops (knarp) plus the case is an amazing price. at a bicycle shop just 1 cable is gonna run around $4, plus all the other stuff, you'll be at 25 before you know...
Forum: Thumpers 03-08-2015, 09:54 AM
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Posted By Niedz
i carry a couple bicycle cables, and whats known...

i carry a couple bicycle cables, and whats known in the bicycle world as a cable "knarp", its a moveable stop so you can adjust the length to where it needs to be for whatever bike.
Forum: Thumpers 02-26-2015, 06:23 AM
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Posted By Niedz
i remember that happening the HRC sticker i put...

i remember that happening the HRC sticker i put on my 86 CR80 as a kid in the 90s.
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2015, 10:43 AM
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Posted By Niedz
all these leaky fuel cap woes! I just carry...

all these leaky fuel cap woes! I just carry auxiliary fuel and dump it into the tank when necessary! gives a good excuse to give the keister a rest. when i do go for a solution a little fancier...
Forum: Thumpers 01-10-2015, 05:27 AM
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Posted By Niedz
it looks really nice!

it looks really nice!
Forum: Thumpers 01-07-2015, 04:11 PM
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Posted By Niedz
which windscreen is that?

which windscreen is that?
Forum: Thumpers 01-07-2015, 04:08 PM
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Posted By Niedz
same exact story for me :clap

same exact story for me :clap
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2014, 09:25 AM
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Posted By Niedz
i gotta admit here, my bike sometimes has cold...

i gotta admit here, my bike sometimes has cold stalling, sometimes doesn't. even when stone cold, i know i know you're supposed to let them warm up, but i just hop on and cruise out my driveway at...
Forum: Thumpers 08-10-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 10,051
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Posted By Niedz
i have one of those, just havent gotten around to...

i have one of those, just havent gotten around to installing it yet!!!
Forum: Thumpers 08-10-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 10,051
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Posted By Niedz
ahh yes, mitas. they slipped my mind. thanks. ...

ahh yes, mitas. they slipped my mind. thanks.
still the 19" are only tubeless though!! weird...
Forum: Thumpers 08-10-2014, 05:50 AM
Replies: 10,051
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Posted By Niedz
yeah my rear big block is just about smoked, but...

yeah my rear big block is just about smoked, but the front still has a few thousand miles left on it.
Forum: Thumpers 08-10-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 10,051
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Posted By Niedz
i understand that, i do it too. the caracass...

i understand that, i do it too.

the caracass stiffer on the tubeless, so when you've got a tube in there in addition to the tubeless tire you're reducing the pnuematic suspension. a tube type is...
Forum: Thumpers 08-09-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 10,051
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Posted By Niedz
i dont want a dirt bike, i just want more than 2...

i dont want a dirt bike, i just want more than 2 knobby tires to choose from, both of which are tubeless. maybe there is a knobby tube type 19" i am overlooking?
Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 10,051
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Posted By Niedz
yes that was my only hesitation, street handling....

yes that was my only hesitation, street handling. i do some commuting on the bike so that 19" frt wheel is probably more appropriate for that, but there's so few choices for 19" knobbies. oh well...
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