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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 09:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 451
Posted By tkent02
I just had the local suspension guy shorten my...

I just had the local suspension guy shorten my shock, the bike is about 2" lower now. Next I need to shorten the side stand, as it is the bike tips over on flat surfaces.:rofl
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... Yesterday, 08:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 467
Posted By tkent02
Actually it's only about the last half mile or...

Actually it's only about the last half mile or less that's hard. Walking distance.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... Yesterday, 08:52 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,322
Posted By tkent02
Same here, but I just ordered a bunch of parts...

Same here, but I just ordered a bunch of parts for a few bikes, including some stuff for a 1977 Suzuki. They said those will take about a week, but the stuff for the modern bikes will ship right...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 08:33 PM
Replies: 30,295
Views: 3,763,280
Posted By tkent02
Don't know about a DR350 clutch, never heard it...

Don't know about a DR350 clutch, never heard it yet, but on some other models, if those springs are loose in there it will cause an annoying clutch rattle at idle.
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 03:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 451
Posted By tkent02
Contrary to what the dealer may say, you CAN have...

Contrary to what the dealer may say, you CAN have the suspension shortened.
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 01:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 493
Posted By tkent02
Kind of like a Ford Taurus. Splendidly mediocre.

Kind of like a Ford Taurus. Splendidly mediocre.
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 12:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 493
Posted By tkent02
They forgot one detail. The DR 650 is enjoyable...

They forgot one detail. The DR 650 is enjoyable to ride, the KLR just isn't.
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2015, 02:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 581
Posted By tkent02
A KLR rider with $700?? Get real.

A KLR rider with $700?? Get real.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-27-2015, 11:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 759
Posted By tkent02
I was thinking about going to Moab that weekend...

I was thinking about going to Moab that weekend anyway...
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2015, 02:04 AM
Replies: 30,295
Views: 3,763,280
Posted By tkent02
20,000? Shit. Run the Hell out of it. Get it...

20,000? Shit. Run the Hell out of it. Get it good and hot, wind it out, make it sound like a Maserati for a while. Open throttle, close throttle, run it hard. Then do it again.

...
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2015, 01:59 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,327
Posted By tkent02
So they can sell ThermoBobs.

So they can sell ThermoBobs.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 02-27-2015, 01:54 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,255
Posted By tkent02
I won't be getting any flats. :rofl

I won't be getting any flats. :rofl
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-26-2015, 08:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 467
Posted By tkent02
Late July will have a better chance of the higher...

Late July will have a better chance of the higher passes being open than early July.

The COBDR is fun, there are a lot of side roads along the way to explore too.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-26-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 251
Posted By tkent02
You have a motorcycle...... Go!

You have a motorcycle...... Go!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-25-2015, 08:34 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,297
Posted By tkent02
Harely asshole: "That's a lady's bike!" ...

Harely asshole: "That's a lady's bike!"

You're right, it's my wife's bike. What's your excuse?
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-25-2015, 08:29 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,851
Posted By tkent02
There is a law. Wait. What?

There is a law.


Wait.

What?
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-25-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 651
Posted By tkent02
Not to sound like a newb, but what/where is this...

Not to sound like a newb, but what/where is this White Wash of which ye speak?
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2015, 06:28 PM
Replies: 30,295
Views: 3,763,280
Posted By tkent02
It was 25 cents when I started buying it. ...

It was 25 cents when I started buying it.

But those were big cents before Obama shriveled them up for us.
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 30,295
Views: 3,763,280
Posted By tkent02
Also DR-Z250s had 14mm bolts with the grease...

Also DR-Z250s had 14mm bolts with the grease holes. Had them out last week, sorry did not measure the length.
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 30,295
Views: 3,763,280
Posted By tkent02
I've been in the same boat with mine for years. ...

I've been in the same boat with mine for years. I'd like to see what's inside, but it ain't broke so it's not going to happen.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-25-2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,069
Posted By tkent02
I know. Used to live in Vancouver, and around...

I know. Used to live in Vancouver, and around Seattle.

Been looking at the bikes, wish I hadn't just bought yet another KTM.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-25-2015, 04:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,069
Posted By tkent02
I might just make a trip to Portland for that. ...

I might just make a trip to Portland for that. I'm sure my sister wouldn't mind putting me up for a a short visit.

Would like to try both, the bikes look really good for me, would much rather...
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2015, 03:10 PM
Replies: 30,295
Views: 3,763,280
Posted By tkent02
Valid concerns, I might stay stock or at least...

Valid concerns, I might stay stock or at least keep the stock compression ratio for a trip like that. You could have an aluminum base gasket made up in any thickness you need to alter the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2015, 03:06 PM
Replies: 30,295
Views: 3,763,280
Posted By tkent02
A lot more than that. Don't have a speedo on...

A lot more than that.

Don't have a speedo on my 350/440, but I have seen some air cooled engines go well over 100,000 miles with no need for rings. It depends a lot on how you ride it and take...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-25-2015, 01:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 591
Posted By tkent02
Probably all but the high passes around Ouray...

Probably all but the high passes around Ouray could be done by then.

But those are the best part.
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2015, 12:35 PM
Replies: 30,295
Views: 3,763,280
Posted By tkent02
Whatcha got in mind?

Whatcha got in mind?
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2015, 12:35 PM
Replies: 30,295
Views: 3,763,280
Posted By tkent02
I think the 12-1 was the monster, mine is...

I think the 12-1 was the monster, mine is probably about 10.5. I could take it apart to find out, but there's no need to take anything apart, it still runs beautifully. I should find out which...
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2015, 12:13 PM
Replies: 30,295
Views: 3,763,280
Posted By tkent02
Premium pump gas, it's OK on regular unless you...

Premium pump gas, it's OK on regular unless you lug it down, then it pings a bit.
With premium you have to lug it way too low and open the throttle quickly to get a ping out of it.

That's all...
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2015, 11:57 AM
Replies: 30,295
Views: 3,763,280
Posted By tkent02
Don't know about your article, but it's old,...

Don't know about your article, but it's old, there are probably different kits available now. When I bought my 350 it had the 441 kit done many years ago, already old. The PO who did it said he...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-25-2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,888
Posted By tkent02
I powder coated mine right before doing the...

I powder coated mine right before doing the COBDR, which included a lot of flying rocks, a lot of high speed gravel, and a few times scraping over bigger rocks. Couple tiny scratches is all, that...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-25-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,050
Posted By tkent02
News flash! Some buzz more than others! ...

News flash!

Some buzz more than others!

A loose bolt somewhere, imbalanced throttle bodies, odd tires or a thoudsand other things can cause a vibration.

I hear Ford Tauri are smooth.
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-25-2015, 10:46 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,959
Posted By tkent02
All these posts and no one says what they want to...

All these posts and no one says what they want to use the bike for. You want it to fly like a motocrosser? Haul ass in the twisted paved roads? Comfortable ride on dirt and rocks?

Looking for a...
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2015, 10:11 AM
Replies: 30,295
Views: 3,763,280
Posted By tkent02
Not so, there are two 440ish kits,not sure the...

Not so, there are two 440ish kits,not sure the exact displacement. One is lower compression than the other, the first is tame but bigger, a nice improvement, the other high compression one is a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-25-2015, 07:20 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,142
Posted By tkent02
Had a dog chase me on my bicycle most mornings...

Had a dog chase me on my bicycle most mornings when I had a paper route. He lived at the top of a big hill, so I was gassed already, couldn't outrun him. One morning I kicked him in the head, he...
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2015, 07:11 AM
Replies: 30,295
Views: 3,763,280
Posted By tkent02
Which is preferable? Do you want instant...

Which is preferable? Do you want instant throttle snap or do you want great gas mileage and the ability to ride at all elevations without re jetting? Up to you.



The big bore won't make it...
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 9,614
Posted By tkent02
How old is this engine? Maybe the rings...

How old is this engine?

Maybe the rings have sealed?

Keep running it hard, it can only get better.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-24-2015, 12:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 627
Posted By tkent02
Eight months goes through the end of August,...

Eight months goes through the end of August, that's the best time to ride as everything that's going to open up will be open by then.
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2015, 12:10 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,898
Posted By tkent02
Had one. Sold it within a few days. Ridden a few...

Had one. Sold it within a few days. Ridden a few others, they were no better. I'm done with it.
Now it's just fun to poke fun at them.

Not frightened, not angered, not threatened, just amused...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-24-2015, 06:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 627
Posted By tkent02
A lot of Ethiopia is at high elevation. He could...

A lot of Ethiopia is at high elevation. He could get used to it there, or maybe he lives higher than we do.

Addis itself is over 7,700 ft.
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2015, 05:55 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,898
Posted By tkent02
Best selling piece of crap probably. :rofl

Best selling piece of crap probably. :rofl
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