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Forum: Thumpers 11-23-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,837
Posted By rufus
I have owned. 2003 KTM 525 dualsported....

I have owned.


2003 KTM 525 dualsported. Barely tolerable on the highway. Fantastic everywhere else. It's a dirt bike. I did the TAT on this bike. Excellent choice

2006 KLR 650...OK on the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-23-2014, 04:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 881
Posted By rufus
I've ridden it twice. You are ignorant.

I've ridden it twice.

You are ignorant.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-19-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 516
Posted By rufus
Dr.ATV.com

Dr.ATV.com
Forum: The Garage 11-19-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 684
Posted By rufus
JEEZUZZ!!!! Organize your thoughts,..take...

JEEZUZZ!!!!


Organize your thoughts,..take some notes,



It took over 12 minutes to spit out about 2 minutes worth of information.

I nearly fell asleep.
Forum: Thumpers 11-15-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 2,830
Views: 426,742
Posted By rufus
Yes, BDS end cap on stock muffler. It was loud...

Yes, BDS end cap on stock muffler. It was loud enough that everyone riding with me commented on it. Not obnoxious, but definitely louder than the FMF muffler.

Th BDS end cap is a high quality...
Forum: Thumpers 11-15-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 2,830
Views: 426,742
Posted By rufus
I bought the BDS end cap for my 500 exc. It...

I bought the BDS end cap for my 500 exc. It helped the low end quite a bit. It pulled better right off throttle. Much easier to left the front wheel. It revved up quicker. The motor was then perfect...
Forum: Thumpers 11-02-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 300
Posted By rufus
NO! It is absolutely NOT normal.

NO! It is absolutely NOT normal.
Forum: Vendors 11-01-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 332
Views: 40,276
Posted By rufus
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detai...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=84YfDGKA4Og


A better one, a small woman picks up a big bike.
Forum: Vendors 11-01-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 332
Views: 40,276
Posted By rufus
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detai...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=I5k4Uj3YTnY



Little girl picks up a big motorcycle.
Forum: Vendors 10-31-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,584
Posted By rufus
I don't like dogs (or cats) and I don't drink...

I don't like dogs (or cats) and I don't drink (much),

BUT Put a KTM 500 exc on it and put the whole thing on a Duluth trading co, 3x long tail Tshirt and I'll buy one.
Forum: Thumpers 10-30-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 7,665
Views: 1,584,406
Posted By rufus
Does the entire clutch cover need to come off, or...

Does the entire clutch cover need to come off, or just the piece covering the plates?
Forum: The Garage 10-30-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,436
Posted By rufus
Apparently you aren't familiar with centrifugal...

Apparently you aren't familiar with centrifugal force.
Forum: Thumpers 10-29-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 457
Posted By rufus
Cannon Racecraft. They make springs. They...

Cannon Racecraft.

They make springs. They don't just resell what others make.They will make one to fit you.
Forum: The Garage 10-27-2014, 05:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,347
Posted By rufus
Drain your oil and go ride it for a while.

Drain your oil and go ride it for a while.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 10-15-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,288
Posted By rufus
Yes, we'll take your money. Plenty of room to...

Yes, we'll take your money.
Plenty of room to camp right at the ranch.
Forum: Thumpers 10-12-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 511
Posted By rufus
There is? :eek1 Why?

There is? :eek1

Why?
Forum: Thumpers 10-11-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 19,151
Posted By rufus
I don't give a shit what country a bike is made...

I don't give a shit what country a bike is made in. I buy what is best for me.

That USED to be a jap bike. For the last 10 years it has been Austria.

It may China in a few years.

My KTMs...
Forum: Thumpers 10-11-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 1,148
Views: 182,103
Posted By rufus
I have a 14 exc 500. The smog stuff comes...

I have a 14 exc 500.

The smog stuff comes off in about 30 minutes. Real easy. it looks complicated but it's not.

Adjust the TPS and it runs fine. Remap and it runs better.
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-10-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,236
Posted By rufus
Back in the early 80s' those chat piles would be...

Back in the early 80s' those chat piles would be covered with bikes and dune buggies every weekend. I spent the day there several times. 1983 was the last time I rode there. I was coming home from an...
Forum: Ride reports 10-06-2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 550
Views: 124,622
Posted By rufus
BMW has some great bikes. They have certainly...

BMW has some great bikes. They have certainly intrigued me. But I have never owned one. Stories from owners and reading so many ride reports that involve a broken BMW has kept me away.

A friend...
Forum: The Garage 10-05-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,288
Posted By rufus
I agree. Only really really stupid people...

I agree.


Only really really stupid people need to be shown a video like that. Almost NO useful information there at all.

Show us what you used and then tell us if it worked.
Forum: The Garage 10-05-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,397
Posted By rufus
If he is a bonded and insured contractor his...

If he is a bonded and insured contractor his overhead (truck, tools, gas, insurance, workmans comp. etc,) will eat up most of that. He will be working for minimum wage, or less.
Forum: The Garage 10-05-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,397
Posted By rufus
You sound like an incredible tightwad.

You sound like an incredible tightwad.
Forum: Ride reports 10-04-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 12,143
Posted By rufus
I'm overcome with jealousy. :evil For...

I'm overcome with jealousy. :evil


For people in that live in this area,..... when is the best time to do this ride?

I'm doing it next year, haven't decided when yet.
Forum: Thumpers 09-27-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,145
Posted By rufus
I read somewhere that KTM says they can make an...

I read somewhere that KTM says they can make an EPA legal 2 stroke, but with current technology it would add about $2500 to the price.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 09-21-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,288
Posted By rufus
The bikes are impounded per ISDE rules. That...

The bikes are impounded per ISDE rules. That means they are in a fenced area. Come early sat or sun morning ( before 8 am) and it is like being at a vintage dirt bike museum. If you have ANY interest...
Forum: Thumpers 09-21-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 7,665
Views: 1,584,406
Posted By rufus
Went for a ride this morning. When I turned the...

Went for a ride this morning. When I turned the bars all the way right the lights came on.
There was a broken wire in the lighting harness right above the radiator.
After giving everything a...
Forum: Thumpers 09-20-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 7,665
Views: 1,584,406
Posted By rufus
My dealer made me a copy of the wiring harness....

My dealer made me a copy of the wiring harness. This bike has 3 relays. The starter relay, a turn signal relay and a light relay.

After spending a few hours checking everything and finding...
Forum: Thumpers 09-20-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 1,148
Views: 182,103
Posted By rufus
On both of my 525s the crankcase vented right...

On both of my 525s the crankcase vented right into the intake (this is normal). That could be the source of the crud on top of the piston. I haven't checked my 500, but I assume it is the same.
Forum: Thumpers 09-20-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 7,665
Views: 1,584,406
Posted By rufus
That small bulb is also not working on mine.

That small bulb is also not working on mine.
Forum: Thumpers 09-20-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 7,665
Views: 1,584,406
Posted By rufus
My manual says that ALL lights, horn,and radiator...

My manual says that ALL lights, horn,and radiator fan run off the #4fuse.

My manual has no wiring diagram. This is irritating.

When your headlight quit did the taillight also quit?

My...
Forum: Thumpers 09-19-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 7,665
Views: 1,584,406
Posted By rufus
Everything looks spotless.

Everything looks spotless.
Forum: Thumpers 09-19-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 7,665
Views: 1,584,406
Posted By rufus
I checked the bulb. I don't see anything wrong. ...

I checked the bulb. I don't see anything wrong.
All internals that i can see look fine.
Forum: Thumpers 09-19-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 7,665
Views: 1,584,406
Posted By rufus
The same fuse runs all the lights and the horn....

The same fuse runs all the lights and the horn. Headlight and tailight are not working. Signals, horn and brake light are working.

Would a bad headlight also keep the tailight from working?
Forum: Thumpers 09-19-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 7,665
Views: 1,584,406
Posted By rufus
2014 500 exc.........Headlight and tailight don't...

2014 500 exc.........Headlight and tailight don't work. They worked last time I rode it. EVERYthing else works, signals, horn, brake light.

I have checked all connections front to back. I don't...
Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 290
Views: 42,280
Posted By rufus
You're badmouthing KTMs today, because of a...

You're badmouthing KTMs today, because of a problem you had with a KTM 25 years ago?!
Forum: Thumpers 08-24-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 290
Views: 42,280
Posted By rufus
Jetting and wheel bearings...........ARE YOU...

Jetting and wheel bearings...........ARE YOU KIDDING. This had NOTHING to do with the brand of motorcycle.

This is poor mechanical skills on your part.

IF your wheel bearing life really is...
Forum: Thumpers 08-24-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 290
Views: 42,280
Posted By rufus
I find that hard to believe. My KTMs have been...

I find that hard to believe.
My KTMs have been WAY more reliable than any of the over 30 jap bikes I have owned. I know lots of KTM riders and they ALL say the same thing.
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 12,153
Views: 608,120
Posted By rufus
Maybe,.......... it's hot and I hate the heat.If...

Maybe,.......... it's hot and I hate the heat.If I go anywhere it will be gruber. It is close to home. If I go it will be early.

I am wishing I was going to Colorado with Jerry and Don. But we are...
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 12,153
Views: 608,120
Posted By rufus
Not EXACTLY the same,...there's an old saying...

Not EXACTLY the same,...there's an old saying ,....
more power= less reliability.


Whadayawant?:evil



The rings and valves on my 1st 525 lasted twice as long as the XR600 I had before it....
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