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Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 2,069
Views: 305,585
Posted By gplassm
To me, that is perhaps the biggest advantage to a...

To me, that is perhaps the biggest advantage to a Rekluse. Being able to keep taller gearing really makes the pavement sections much more tolerable. I had 13/48 gearing, but I reinstalled the stock...
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 2,069
Views: 305,585
Posted By gplassm
Having ridden both the 350 and the 500 EXC's, I...

Having ridden both the 350 and the 500 EXC's, I feel that here in New England at least, the 500 is better suited to dual sport use. The 500 has a wider spread gear box. Once you gear the 350 down far...
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 1,090
Views: 232,809
Posted By gplassm
Ajp

I checked out some of these AJP bikes at the New England Classic trail ride a few weeks ago. They have some really neat models that would fit shorter people very well. I am interested in one for my...
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 2,069
Views: 305,585
Posted By gplassm
There seems to be several inconsistencies in this...

There seems to be several inconsistencies in this thread regarding stock components, and changes made to the 350 EXC-F throughout the years.

In the US *only* - The stock gearing on the 2012...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-17-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,112
Posted By gplassm
They may show up here,...

They may show up here, eventually:http://www.mvtr.org/mvtrphotos.htm
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-17-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,112
Posted By gplassm
Hey! That's me!

Hey! That's me!
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-17-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,565
Posted By gplassm
My brother and I took a ride up to WB Saturday...

My brother and I took a ride up to WB Saturday night, after the 1st day of the NH Classic Trail Ride ("Hey, wanna go up and check out the Freak Show?"). Personally, I hated it. It felt like nothing...
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 2,069
Views: 305,585
Posted By gplassm
Wow. Who would have guessed? Sent from my...

Wow. Who would have guessed?


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Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 2,069
Views: 305,585
Posted By gplassm
Handlebar bolt? Sent from my iPhone using...

Handlebar bolt?


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Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 812
Posted By gplassm
I own a 2012 V-Strom 650 Adventure. When I was...

I own a 2012 V-Strom 650 Adventure. When I was bike shopping, I considered the Versys as well. I opted for the V-Strom because it had a larger diameter front wheel, and a proven motor that most...
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 2,069
Views: 305,585
Posted By gplassm
FWIW - The first crash I had with my 350 was...

FWIW - The first crash I had with my 350 was about the same severity as yours. When I got up, and stood the bike up, the whole front end was tweaked up pretty badly. I tried my normal methods of...
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 2,069
Views: 305,585
Posted By gplassm
My 2012 model came with the same gearing (14/45),...

My 2012 model came with the same gearing (14/45), which was *way* too tall for New England. It seems like most people who own these bikes around this region immediately swap to the 13/48 combo, which...
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 2,069
Views: 305,585
Posted By gplassm
I have had many skid plates - some plastic, some...

I have had many skid plates - some plastic, some aluminum. I have broken a few of the old Maier plastic plates, though. Even though I know that plastics have come a long way since then, for some...
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 935
Posted By gplassm
My .02 - I have used several ST style systems....

My .02 - I have used several ST style systems. The advertised "adjustability" is greatly exaggerated. Sure, you can remove discs, but the system does not get much quieter as you do so. You can add...
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,606
Posted By gplassm
I have used the Kenda Trackmaster II rear tire...

I have used the Kenda Trackmaster II rear tire for many years. It is a great budget tire that wears long, and hooks up as well as many "premium" tires. It is better suited to smaller bikes, though,...
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 5,906
Posted By gplassm
My wife also likes ATV riding, and being out of...

My wife also likes ATV riding, and being out of doors. Please let us know where you decide to go....
My wife and I are considering a similar move.
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 5,906
Posted By gplassm
All I have to add is - Stay the heck out of MA,...

All I have to add is - Stay the heck out of MA, CT, RI, VT, and NY. They all pretty much have *zero* riding opportunities - and less every year. NH and ME are still only "OK", with a lot of miles of...
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2014, 05:42 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,387
Posted By gplassm
...and by the way - The BMW era Husky motors...

...and by the way - The BMW era Husky motors LIVE!:
http://www.enduro21.com/index.php/component/k2/item/1703-ktm-sells-off-
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 989
Posted By gplassm
I own a house in MA, and a new EXC. Now, I am...

I own a house in MA, and a new EXC. Now, I am flat broke...and I want to move.
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 2,069
Views: 305,585
Posted By gplassm
The term "Completely reversible" is a bit...

The term "Completely reversible" is a bit misleading. Most people cringe at the thought of disassembling their shock, only because they have no way to get 150-200 PSI of nitrogen back into it. The...
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 2,069
Views: 305,585
Posted By gplassm
The Terra-X kit is only around $300, but does not...

The Terra-X kit is only around $300, but does not include a shortened kick stand:
http://terra-x.com.au/ktm-suspension-lowering-kit/

I have a 30" inseam as well, and have been contemplating...
Forum: Thumpers 02-14-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 2,069
Views: 305,585
Posted By gplassm
Is everybody losing their little square...

Is everybody losing their little square reflectors on the sides of the plate holder? I had to glue mine back on, and now I am missing one again... :-(
Forum: Thumpers 02-14-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 2,069
Views: 305,585
Posted By gplassm
I weigh over 200 lbs, and have found the 350 to...

I weigh over 200 lbs, and have found the 350 to be very quick, and powerful. I have never wanted for more power.
Last summer, I traded bikes with my brother, who had a 400EXC. Within a few miles,...
Forum: Thumpers 02-14-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 2,069
Views: 305,585
Posted By gplassm
This is an interesting debate. I have read...

This is an interesting debate. I have read opinions and recommendations on both sides of this argument.
For the most part, it seems that there are more Suspension specialists that recommend a...
Forum: Thumpers 02-14-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 1,090
Views: 232,809
Posted By gplassm
I would really be interested in that Service...

I would really be interested in that Service Honda CRF250X-JR if it was street legal. The biggest problem I am having in sourcing a dual sport bike for my wife is that she really would like an...
Forum: Thumpers 02-07-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 1,090
Views: 232,809
Posted By gplassm
KTM lowering kit

I have been looking for a bike for my wife, and I happened upon this lowering kit for modern KTM's. It costs about $300 US, and I was interested because it is easily install-able by the bike owner,...
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 660
Posted By gplassm
Well, IMO my 2012 350 EXC has just a bit fewer...

Well, IMO my 2012 350 EXC has just a bit fewer miles than that one, and I would never sell it for anywhere near $6500.... I would be asking more.
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 2,069
Views: 305,585
Posted By gplassm
Does anybody know if those neat looking Black...

Does anybody know if those neat looking Black tank shrouds on the '14 models will fit on the '12 models (stock tanks on both)?
Forum: Thumpers 11-12-2013, 12:41 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 12,003
Posted By gplassm
How about one of these? http://www.fxbikes.com/

How about one of these?
http://www.fxbikes.com/
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2013, 06:45 PM
Replies: 2,069
Views: 305,585
Posted By gplassm
My bike was de-smogged and re-mapped upon...

My bike was de-smogged and re-mapped upon delivery - it is pretty much a XCFW, with blinkers.
The "swap CS sprockets" advice is a non-starter of most people. Nobody wants to do that. I certainly...
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2013, 01:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 892
Posted By gplassm
Yea - Judging by the looks of that bike (pretty...

Yea - Judging by the looks of that bike (pretty much pristine) - I would say that the rim has been eaten away by the liberal use of undiluted dish soap during tire mounting.
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2013, 01:46 PM
Replies: 2,069
Views: 305,585
Posted By gplassm
I am curious to hear your opinion in regards to...

I am curious to hear your opinion in regards to the gearbox spread between the 2 bikes. I have a 2012 350 EXC-F, and I am running 13/48 gearing - which is barely low enough for decent trail...
Forum: Thumpers 10-27-2013, 03:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,308
Posted By gplassm
IMO- The Kenda Trackmaster II *rear* tire is fine...

IMO- The Kenda Trackmaster II *rear* tire is fine - as good as any other - for less money. The Trackmaster II *front* tire is not fine, as it handles very poorly. Try a Pirelli MT-16 front instead....
Forum: Thumpers 10-27-2013, 03:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 510
Posted By gplassm
FYI - I once bought a KLR650 (same motor) that...

FYI - I once bought a KLR650 (same motor) that had the exact same symptoms. The seller promised me that it was a "carb problem". It turned out to be a valve that had zero clearance. People really...
Forum: Thumpers 10-27-2013, 03:27 PM
Replies: 2,069
Views: 305,585
Posted By gplassm
I am probably the only guy that does not have a...

I am probably the only guy that does not have a fan on my 350 yet. My bike is a 2012 model, and I just have not ridden it hard enough to get it to boil over yet. :-)
Forum: Thumpers 10-27-2013, 09:19 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 21,506
Posted By gplassm
Wow. I never got anything close to 100 miles per...

Wow. I never got anything close to 100 miles per tankful with my KDX. Although I never ran it down to empty, or even to reserve (Another benefit of the KDX, over the KX), I would start getting very...
Forum: Thumpers 10-26-2013, 07:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,893
Posted By gplassm
I know that everybody has their opinions, but if...

I know that everybody has their opinions, but if it were my bike, I would probably just slap another new guide on it, and go. If you can find one that is tougher than the OEM unit (TM Designs?), I...
Forum: Thumpers 10-26-2013, 07:18 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 21,506
Posted By gplassm
Note that this is only for the *220*, and does...

Note that this is only for the *220*, and does not apply to the 200.
Forum: Thumpers 10-25-2013, 05:05 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,706
Posted By gplassm
The OP's question has been asked hundreds or even...

The OP's question has been asked hundreds or even thousands of times on this forum. If you find the bike that does all of what you are asking for, let us know.
In other words - there is no bike...
Forum: Thumpers 10-25-2013, 07:11 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 21,506
Posted By gplassm
I have owned my new KTM 350 EXC-F for almost a...

I have owned my new KTM 350 EXC-F for almost a year now, since I sold my (2nd) KDX200. The EXC is an amazing motorcycle, but I would be lying if I said that I did not miss my KDX. The EXC is a...
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