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Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2014, 08:19 PM
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Posted By bkoz
The XCMH's are sized oddly small. The 140/80...

The XCMH's are sized oddly small. The 140/80 fits perfectly on the 450.
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 6,484
Views: 987,017
Posted By bkoz
I had the XMCH on my 450 for a good chunk of last...

I had the XMCH on my 450 for a good chunk of last season. I was really impressed with how long it lasted and its performance. The performance is good enough that I would run one on my 2 stroke in a...
Forum: Beasts 06-07-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 3,605
Views: 648,819
Posted By bkoz
Lift the front end off the ground. Loosen the...

Lift the front end off the ground. Loosen the rhs fork pinch bolt. Spin the front tire by hand and while it is spinning hit the front brake hard. Do this 2 or 3 times. Then tighten your rhs pinch...
Forum: Equipment 06-05-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 2,451
Views: 919,467
Posted By bkoz
Not a pissing contest, just passing on my...

Not a pissing contest, just passing on my experiences. I did the same thing. Wow, look at that folding chainsaw, what a perfect idea. And it packs great in my tank bag. Then I hit dead fall and...
Forum: Equipment 06-05-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 2,451
Views: 919,467
Posted By bkoz
I have only had experience with the REI/MEC...

I have only had experience with the REI/MEC versions. It just was not worth the effort compared to a good quality folding saw. I have gone through 10" logs with very little effort with my Silky. ...
Forum: Equipment 06-05-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 2,451
Views: 919,467
Posted By bkoz
The only thing good about those pocket chain saws...

The only thing good about those pocket chain saws is the little screw top tin they are stored in. The saw itself is a total waste of time in the bush.

I highly recommend a Silky Gomboy, you get...
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 6,484
Views: 987,017
Posted By bkoz
Another vote for cam chain tensioner, check out...

Another vote for cam chain tensioner, check out this vid.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGUJSV-fJuA#t=15
Forum: Thumpers 05-16-2014, 03:40 AM
Replies: 6,484
Views: 987,017
Posted By bkoz
Yes, the manual in my '10 states to remove the...

Yes, the manual in my '10 states to remove the CCT to shim the valves. The manual does not mention the easier method of pulling the rocker shafts. There is no need to pull the CCT to measure the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-04-2014, 04:26 AM
Replies: 6,484
Views: 987,017
Posted By bkoz
Heavy duty lock ring pliers similar to these work...

Heavy duty lock ring pliers similar to these work great for pulling filters:

http://www.toolup.com/proto_j250g_plier-lock-ring-wgrip.aspx
Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2014, 05:53 AM
Replies: 6,484
Views: 987,017
Posted By bkoz
[QUOTE=GrahamM;24060994]no choice on the gears......

[QUOTE=GrahamM;24060994]no choice on the gears... several teeth were missing :huh guess that is why the bore was starved of oil and seized before I got it.

QUOTE]


More likely that the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2014, 04:42 AM
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Views: 987,017
Posted By bkoz
Great idea.

Great idea.
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2014, 04:38 AM
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Views: 987,017
Posted By bkoz
Do some more research. It was my understanding...

Do some more research. It was my understanding that the '09 and up cases have a different seal bore to accomodate the larger rubber seal.

From what I have gathered:

The '08 used the metal...
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 6,484
Views: 987,017
Posted By bkoz
I also jumped on the No-Toil wagon for a short...

I also jumped on the No-Toil wagon for a short time. Hated how the oil pooled at the bottom of the filter. And I found traces of dust bypassing the filter in very dusty conditions. Something I...
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 6,484
Views: 987,017
Posted By bkoz
Wow, thats some pretty good damage on your 500. ...

Wow, thats some pretty good damage on your 500. I have the same braces on my 250XC and have found them to be the sturdiest braces I have come across yet.

I am not sure there are any stronger...
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 6,484
Views: 987,017
Posted By bkoz
IMHO compression test is not needed, its pretty...

IMHO compression test is not needed, its pretty much a waste with a auto decomp system. A leak down test of %20 would require a top end. At %10 percent you still have life left. But, KTM has a...
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 6,484
Views: 987,017
Posted By bkoz
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glG3gUjxjEU#t=248...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glG3gUjxjEU#t=248

Go to the 4 min mark
Forum: Equipment 03-26-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 2,451
Views: 919,467
Posted By bkoz
Just to be clear guys are jumping on you because...

Just to be clear guys are jumping on you because the pic you posted is of the heavier duty version used to pull auto tire tubeless valve stems or auto tire tubes in place. It won't work on moto...
Forum: Equipment 03-24-2014, 04:08 AM
Replies: 2,451
Views: 919,467
Posted By bkoz
I have had poor luck with this one because the...

I have had poor luck with this one because the wire is hard mounted to the handle and the schrader adapter. I ended up drilling out the old wire from both sides and setting in up with a new cable...
Forum: Equipment 03-24-2014, 04:01 AM
Replies: 2,451
Views: 919,467
Posted By bkoz
How do you use this on motorcylce rims? The nut...

How do you use this on motorcylce rims? The nut that threads to the schrader is to big to pass through the hole in the rim.

EDIT: Doh, I see the same question has already been asked.
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 6,484
Views: 987,017
Posted By bkoz
And this is my favoritest stuff for greasing...

And this is my favoritest stuff for greasing linkage bearings:

http://www.thebuyingnetwork.com/AquaShield-grease-formally-Aqua-Lube-Grease-p/aqua-shield-grease.htm?1=1&CartID=0

Its a little...
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 6,484
Views: 987,017
Posted By bkoz
Awesome link!!! I will be ordering one of these...

Awesome link!!! I will be ordering one of these asap
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 6,484
Views: 987,017
Posted By bkoz
I have never seen OEM style bearings, from new,...

I have never seen OEM style bearings, from new, that are captured to the race. They are always loose inside. You have to stick them in place with grease. Maybe the P/N you've provided is an...
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 6,484
Views: 987,017
Posted By bkoz
YMMV but I went with the big boy tank and just...

YMMV but I went with the big boy tank and just fill it half full for tough days. The extra capacity comes in very handy.
Forum: Thumpers 03-09-2014, 05:03 AM
Replies: 6,484
Views: 987,017
Posted By bkoz
I had my old 76 wired to the key on another bike...

I had my old 76 wired to the key on another bike and it would drive me up the wall everytime I would stop for a break. If i forgot to acknowledge it on the GPS it would power down. And then I would...
Forum: Thumpers 03-08-2014, 03:10 AM
Replies: 6,484
Views: 987,017
Posted By bkoz
Why do you want the power wires switched? I...

Why do you want the power wires switched?

I have my Montana ran straight to the battery with a fuse (5A).

I also use it on multiple bikes so I use these...
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 6,484
Views: 987,017
Posted By bkoz
Good work! Slow and steady is the only way to...

Good work! Slow and steady is the only way to beat a **** up like the one your dealing with.
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 6,484
Views: 987,017
Posted By bkoz
If you decide to do any welding on the broken...

If you decide to do any welding on the broken bolt you must have the ground clamp on the counter shaft. If not the counter shaft bearing becomes part of the ground path....bad. Clamp a vise grip...
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 6,484
Views: 987,017
Posted By bkoz
If you can find an experienced welder he can deal...

If you can find an experienced welder he can deal with the 3/16". It is do able but tricky.

What I have also done in the past is put a piece of pipe in the the hole and up against the dutchman....
Forum: Equipment 02-21-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 2,451
Views: 919,467
Posted By bkoz
I think you just answered the question of why a...

I think you just answered the question of why a adjustable is more useful in a bike tool kit.

It would be damn near impossible to hold the Knipex closed and turn it with your foot. If you have a...
Forum: Equipment 02-21-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 2,451
Views: 919,467
Posted By bkoz
They are good pliers but why carry them in a bike...

They are good pliers but why carry them in a bike tool kit? What would they take the place of in a bike kit?
Forum: Equipment 02-18-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 2,451
Views: 919,467
Posted By bkoz
I don't even bother with the basic pliers...

I don't even bother with the basic pliers anymore. They cannot do anything up and above 6" needle nose vise grips (with the wire cutter) and the adjustable wrench can do.

The needle nose vise...
Forum: Thumpers 02-17-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 6,484
Views: 987,017
Posted By bkoz
Yes, for sure on the fork springs, probably the...

Yes, for sure on the fork springs, probably the .50's.

As a bandaid until the springs come try adding more oil. Try 105mm and if that's not enough go to 100mm.

I would stay away from the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-17-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 6,484
Views: 987,017
Posted By bkoz
If you have the pin wrench I wouldn't worry about...

If you have the pin wrench I wouldn't worry about the fork tool.

The trick is to loosen and tighten the cap while the fork is still on the bike.

Loosen the top triple clamp pinch bolts and...
Forum: Thumpers 02-15-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 6,484
Views: 987,017
Posted By bkoz
110mm is stock. Most tuners recommend starting...

110mm is stock. Most tuners recommend starting with 120mm and adding 5mm at a time if it is bottoming to much. I am in the process of revalving my forks right now and will be starting with 120mm...
Forum: Thumpers 02-14-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 6,484
Views: 987,017
Posted By bkoz
Yes, very good life out of the XC4 valves. Are...

Yes, very good life out of the XC4 valves. Are you having valve issues?
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 296
Views: 63,598
Posted By bkoz
+3. After riding a Scotts you really notice how...

+3. After riding a Scotts you really notice how annoying other dampers are with damping in both directions. And the Scotts is the most adjustable.
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 6,484
Views: 987,017
Posted By bkoz
http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh111/bkozphoto...

http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh111/bkozphotobucket/2010%20KTM%20450%20EXCR/2014-02-12%2015.04.50_zpsysfupjns.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 6,484
Views: 987,017
Posted By bkoz
Good timing, just picked up a 2nd mount so I...

Good timing, just picked up a 2nd mount so I don't have to swap it between 2 bikes anymore.
...
Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 6,484
Views: 987,017
Posted By bkoz
Don't post stuff like this! I having a very hard...

Don't post stuff like this! I having a very hard time convincing myself that I DO NOT need a Timbersled kit. They look like a blast and everyone I know who has ridden one loves it. A little pricey...
Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 6,484
Views: 987,017
Posted By bkoz
I was going to post the exact same question. ...

I was going to post the exact same question. Thanks for clearing that up. PM sent
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