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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 04:03 PM
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Posted By kawagumby
Now that KTM bought Husky you will be guaranteed...

Now that KTM bought Husky you will be guaranteed never to see KYB's on them again - oh well....
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 03:53 PM
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Posted By kawagumby
The frustrating part is the forks on the WRR are...

The frustrating part is the forks on the WRR are KYB's, specially spec'd for less than optimum and not really upgradeable due to the small diameter stacks. It wouldn't have cost much at all to have...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 03:50 PM
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Posted By kawagumby
The zokes on my 09 TE310 are pretty good too, the...

The zokes on my 09 TE310 are pretty good too, the Sachs shock is excellent. I did pull one shim out of the fork compression stack to soften it up just a bit for the square-edged holes I have to...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 03:41 PM
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Posted By kawagumby
Crap, those things have a lot of weird...

Crap, those things have a lot of weird parts...I've looked at all the available videos and they don't look like fun to work on. Just setting the oil height is very different. The KTM fork manual...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 03:24 PM
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Views: 352,190
Posted By kawagumby
I think the shock was developed by a dept that...

I think the shock was developed by a dept that was inexperienced with off-road valving. The shock is a yamaha product, not KYB, and those in-house shocks are normally used in their street bikes, vs...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 03:12 PM
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Posted By kawagumby
That's BS...most yamaha off-roaders have...

That's BS...most yamaha off-roaders have excellent suspenders, their valving spec's for KYB is known to be top of the line. For example, I'm using WR450F forks on my WRR with no valving changes and...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 03:06 PM
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Posted By kawagumby
For any kind of even mildly aggressive...

For any kind of even mildly aggressive off-roading the stock shock valving is so bad it is actually dangerous. Revalving that POS was the first thing I did...

I don't understand why a company...
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2014, 06:39 PM
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Posted By kawagumby
If I'm ever headed up that way I'll let you know....

If I'm ever headed up that way I'll let you know. The last time I was in Chico was 1970 or so... my wife was a coed at Chico State, I was enrolled at Stanislaus State (Turlock) and would run up and...
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2014, 06:31 PM
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Posted By kawagumby
FWIW, I've owned 3 220's and 2 200 H models - The...

FWIW, I've owned 3 220's and 2 200 H models - The H model 200 with the rev pipe will make strong power up top, mebbe the most peak, but the modded 220's have the most pop over a much longer rpm...
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2014, 04:43 PM
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Posted By kawagumby
Outdoor nationals? Pretty feeble, FD. Aren't...

Outdoor nationals? Pretty feeble, FD. Aren't you the guy that screwed up his leg riding that ill-handling KTM? :wink: If you rode my KDX, you'd probably mortgage your house to buy those antiques....
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2014, 03:09 PM
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Posted By kawagumby
That KDX200 will smoke a WR250F with YZ cam and...

That KDX200 will smoke a WR250F with YZ cam and exhaust too. Both will smoke a CRF250F. I had 'em all. And a properly modded KDX220 will smoke all the above without a thought. 2 strokes are...
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2014, 12:20 PM
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Posted By kawagumby
The plated KTM's and Huskys are very tall - too...

The plated KTM's and Huskys are very tall - too tall IMO for a fun trail bike just for poop'n around. I own a TE310 plated Husky and the tall seat is not fun in slow foot-dabbing situations, and I'm...
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2014, 10:48 AM
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Posted By kawagumby
A buddy and I were riding fast and hard a few...

A buddy and I were riding fast and hard a few decades ago .... a large cow was dead center on the trail, he hit the brakes hard, high-sided and did the best flying superman impression I'd ever seen. ...
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2014, 09:56 AM
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Posted By kawagumby
yeah, yeah, blah, blah, So, obviously YOU...

yeah, yeah, blah, blah,
So, obviously YOU survived, but what about the poor cow?
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2014, 08:13 AM
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Posted By kawagumby
Not

Not
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2014, 03:58 PM
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Posted By kawagumby
this thread needs a loop counter.

this thread needs a loop counter.
Forum: Thumpers 07-19-2014, 12:05 PM
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Posted By kawagumby
Of couse it's easier. What people here are saying...

Of couse it's easier. What people here are saying is that a WRR can't do it, which is BS. No it isn't a dirt bike, yes it is a heavier dual sport, not a plated dirt bike.

Jeez.
Forum: Thumpers 07-19-2014, 11:37 AM
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Posted By kawagumby
On the other hand, if you ride hard-pack or...

On the other hand, if you ride hard-pack or typical woods trails, the WRR works just fine. Going over logs isn't that much different with a heavy bike...a rider needs to know technique with light or...
Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2014, 07:10 PM
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Posted By kawagumby
Hey rev, I'm old like you describe but have...

Hey rev,
I'm old like you describe but have owned two WR250F's (one was YZ'd and a pretty strong runner), a CRF250X, and a YZ250F. I still think the WRR is a pretty cool 250.
Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2014, 06:52 PM
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Posted By kawagumby
Yikes! I've been there, less than a year ago I...

Yikes! I've been there, less than a year ago I was on blood thinners for three months and couldn't ride, then had a heart procedure and couldn't ride for another two months....even then I started...
Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2014, 04:40 PM
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Posted By kawagumby
Well, Here's the thing guys, for every...

Well,

Here's the thing guys, for every WRR=good post, there are probably 10 WRR=bad posts, nearly all by the same cadre of KTM protagonists. So who's really "got their panties all knotted up"?...
Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2014, 03:53 PM
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Posted By kawagumby
Rev, I just sold one of my KDX's last week....

Rev,
I just sold one of my KDX's last week. About 10 people interested in it. Low ballers, yep, flakes, yep. One guy wanted me to deliver it to him a couple of hundred miles away....and what if he...
Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2014, 03:35 PM
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Posted By kawagumby
I've owned both.... The WR250F's are just OK IMO...

I've owned both.... The WR250F's are just OK IMO -they still push a 250 lb curb weight, the suspensions are softer that I'd like too (even for an old guy) but the power is quite fun...good torque out...
Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2014, 03:18 PM
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Posted By kawagumby
I've always wanted to get an old Dodge like Al...

I've always wanted to get an old Dodge like Al had. I think Al was my mentor in many ways....LOL.

So, It's not really an insult.:wink:
Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2014, 03:17 PM
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Posted By kawagumby
Horsepower is a matter of tuning and...

Horsepower is a matter of tuning and displacement, not so much price. Longevity costs more than power and tends to add weight to designs.

My KTM-built TE250 has billet triples and high-end...
Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2014, 02:54 PM
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Posted By kawagumby
But were you talking about me or you? You said...

But were you talking about me or you? You said "I" both times.


Get with the program, Bundy.:lol3
Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2014, 02:52 PM
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Posted By kawagumby
No they make them with thicker rotors, thicker...

No they make them with thicker rotors, thicker brake pads, bigger master cylinders, heavier more durable frames, etc. so they won't fail riders after a year or two of street and dirt use.

Get...
Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2014, 02:46 PM
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Posted By kawagumby
I fixed that for you too. People need to know...

I fixed that for you too. People need to know the truth. :deal
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2014, 02:09 PM
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Posted By kawagumby
I think I see why they canned you at Disney. ...

I think I see why they canned you at Disney. :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2014, 12:05 PM
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Posted By kawagumby
you flunked physics, didn't you?:D

you flunked physics, didn't you?:D
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2014, 12:03 PM
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Posted By kawagumby
Mine has a 36 inch seat height, most of the Euro...

Mine has a 36 inch seat height, most of the Euro bikes are at least an inch taller. My Husky is a full inch and a half taller and is a PITA (literally) because of it. The WRR has a built-in 1 inch...
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2014, 11:39 AM
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Posted By kawagumby
[QUOTE=LittleRedToyota;24628585]how so in your...

[QUOTE=LittleRedToyota;24628585]how so in your experience?


QUOTE]

First P=MV momentum = mass X velocity

At the same speed more mass has more momentum than lighter mass, less tendency...
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2014, 11:30 AM
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Posted By kawagumby
+1 can cause heart issues and bleeding GI...

+1

can cause heart issues and bleeding GI tract. As he said be careful.
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2014, 08:21 AM
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Posted By kawagumby
You can get shellfish-free glucosamine.

You can get shellfish-free glucosamine.
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2014, 08:02 AM
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Posted By kawagumby
All things are relative...it is a 300 lb bike,...

All things are relative...it is a 300 lb bike, after all - but I find it very easy to handle in the dirt despite it's weight, you just need to ride it slower on twisty trails, after all, P=MV. It has...
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2014, 10:35 PM
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Posted By kawagumby
I've ridden with a friend who has a...

I've ridden with a friend who has a KLX250...seems like a good bike to me too.
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2014, 10:20 PM
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Posted By kawagumby
I have looked into the KLX300 as an option....

I have looked into the KLX300 as an option. They're about the lightest choice out there - and plated pre-2003's do pop up on craigslist now and then. I've been tempted more than once, even just to...
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2014, 07:35 PM
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Views: 352,190
Posted By kawagumby
FWIW, About 25 or so years ago my left knee was...

FWIW,
About 25 or so years ago my left knee was so sore I could barely walk any distance. It had been getting progressively worse for about 10 years.
I went to three "sports doctors"

Knee...
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2014, 05:42 PM
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Posted By kawagumby
I know, I wuz just ribb'n ya....:freaky

I know, I wuz just ribb'n ya....:freaky
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2014, 05:26 PM
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Views: 352,190
Posted By kawagumby
Ahem... That would be a Husqvarna, and I am...

Ahem...

That would be a Husqvarna, and I am the owner, not KTM or the bank. :deal
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