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Forum: Thumpers Today, 07:56 AM
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Posted By kawagumby
Not! Slow ain't bad but old sucks.

Not! Slow ain't bad but old sucks.
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2015, 11:13 AM
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Posted By kawagumby
If it works well, it's good. Ajay's probably...

If it works well, it's good. Ajay's probably right tho', the old oil (especially if original) turns to water-like pretty quick.
You can't go by the weight shown on the bottles, they just don't...
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2015, 07:29 AM
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Posted By kawagumby
The problem here in Ca is that you can't get them...

The problem here in Ca is that you can't get them remapped. The KTM dealers will lose their franchise if they attempt it, I've been told by several sources. Very frustrating to have to deal with...
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2015, 11:19 AM
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Posted By kawagumby
No problemo. I have seen your riding video and I...

No problemo. I have seen your riding video and I am more than just impressed. I could see the refined skill you effortlessly evoked to keep the front end down whilst cresting that huge hillclimb at...
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2015, 06:23 PM
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Posted By kawagumby
I had an 08 WR250F that was tuned for torque. ...

I had an 08 WR250F that was tuned for torque. Plenty of low-end for any kind of terrain and was a wheely king. As I understand it, the new WR250F's can be made YZ-like with an ECU change (from the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2015, 05:49 PM
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Posted By kawagumby
Full rebound on the rear shock, they come...

Full rebound on the rear shock, they come under-damped - that's the most dangerous design issue of the bike, big hits will cause back end to kick up. Make sure your rear sag (spring preload) is setup...
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2015, 05:42 PM
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Posted By kawagumby
The WR250R's are the same for all years other...

The WR250R's are the same for all years other than graphics and fork color.
The 300 lb +/- WR250R dual sport (I own one) is not a good choice for purely off-road use, unless your son is Conan the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2015, 12:18 PM
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Posted By kawagumby
No. Hydrogen gas is about 1/2 the weight of...

No. Hydrogen gas is about 1/2 the weight of helium gas.
Helium has an atomic mass of about four times that of hydrogen but does not form a diatomic molecule like hydrogen (H2) does. Therefore, the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2015, 06:32 AM
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Posted By kawagumby
Love it.

Love it.
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2015, 08:39 AM
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Posted By kawagumby
I knew a guy at our local airport who rebuilt the...

I knew a guy at our local airport who rebuilt the RR Merlins for those planes. Big Bucks - millionaires toys... we still have several at our airport including an early model with the Allison engine...
Forum: Thumpers 02-17-2015, 08:49 PM
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Posted By kawagumby
Try the EBC carbon or kevlar pads, they help a...

Try the EBC carbon or kevlar pads, they help a lot.
Forum: Thumpers 02-16-2015, 08:03 AM
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Posted By kawagumby
That thing has FUN written all over it! I once...

That thing has FUN written all over it! I once saw a guy take a first place on an old Honda XR200 in a hare scramble....it can be done if the terrain is right.
Forum: Thumpers 02-15-2015, 05:40 PM
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Posted By kawagumby
Do a search on this or any bike forum or...

Do a search on this or any bike forum or youtube...it's pretty easy. If you use an allen head with an impact wrench, you can spin out the bottom (compression ass'y) without any special tools. If...
Forum: Thumpers 02-15-2015, 05:31 PM
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Posted By kawagumby
That was a pretty good engine (in the off-road...

That was a pretty good engine (in the off-road model if there was a difference)...I know guys who stick them in the KX chassis to get a very nice trail bike, lighter chassis with a wide-ratio gear...
Forum: Thumpers 02-15-2015, 10:57 AM
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Posted By kawagumby
:lol3

:lol3
Forum: Thumpers 02-15-2015, 10:08 AM
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Posted By kawagumby
Resist the urge to be one with the herd. Embrace...

Resist the urge to be one with the herd. Embrace the extension of self that is the WRR and all it represents beyond material form. You have done well, Grasshopper, but now it is time to take the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-15-2015, 07:55 AM
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Posted By kawagumby
The "God" motorcycle. The glue of all...

The "God" motorcycle. The glue of all matter...our eyes interpret its color to be blue.

Not only can a WRR approach 107 mph, it can do so while also going 25 mph, or 50 mph. You see, it can...
Forum: Thumpers 02-14-2015, 03:03 PM
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Posted By kawagumby
The relative steering quotient must be factored...

The relative steering quotient must be factored in also...this reduces the 690R to WRR equivalency. And don't forget the coefficient of cool factor...orange ain't cool in the burbs...but is in the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-14-2015, 11:47 AM
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Posted By kawagumby
Hmmm, Zombie Riders. Riding fast,...

Hmmm, Zombie Riders.


Riding fast, riding hard - hard to kill - brains to find, eat their fill.


Head shot? not while riding a zombie bike.
Shoot the bike? The WRR is bulletproof.
...
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2015, 08:28 AM
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Posted By kawagumby
The KTM is worn out, has about 4 hours on it. ...

The KTM is worn out, has about 4 hours on it. The WRR is still tight with about 20,000 miles. Remember, the WRR is designed to be sold world-wide, not like KTM which targets Americans who don't keep...
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2015, 08:07 AM
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Posted By kawagumby
I'd rather get a mid-sized dual sport...more like...

I'd rather get a mid-sized dual sport...more like a torque-tuned 350 at no more than about 270 lbs, jap suspension (like some of the Husky's had) and an OTD price tag of no more than about 9K. and a...
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2015, 07:59 AM
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Posted By kawagumby
My first big-bore thumper was a WR426. It really...

My first big-bore thumper was a WR426. It really did remind me of my Western Auto roto-tiller...I think that was about the time my back started going bad....:lol3
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2015, 07:51 AM
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Posted By kawagumby
That's just not rational thinking. Why not just...

That's just not rational thinking. Why not just buy a D-9 caterpillar and not worry about turns? :lol3 If you're going that far, why not get a KTM with a huge engine like 690 cc's? Oh wait, they...
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2015, 07:41 AM
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Posted By kawagumby
You're coming 'round, Bob. Good job.

You're coming 'round, Bob. Good job.
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2015, 09:49 AM
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Posted By kawagumby
The WRR, in spite of its weight, has good...

The WRR, in spite of its weight, has good steering manners off-road, and the weight is carried lower than you'd might expect in turns-
I've never ridden the XR myself, so I can't compare directly. ...
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2015, 09:37 AM
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Posted By kawagumby
My experience is the Jap bikes tend to come with...

My experience is the Jap bikes tend to come with softer fork spring rates, but superior valving. So what you say is true for most average sized riders, they would find the Jap bikes better in the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2015, 09:09 AM
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Posted By kawagumby
Sorry Bob, But not all of us ride only flat...

Sorry Bob,
But not all of us ride only flat ground like you must - I don't embellish as I don't give a crap what other people think.

Guys on big bikes poop out very quickly on our local trails....
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2015, 09:02 AM
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Posted By kawagumby
Sorry Sean, but you of little faith need to find...

Sorry Sean, but you of little faith need to find there is more than one perspective.

I revalved the rear shock and replaced the front forks with KYB WR450 forks. They are heads above any of your...
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2015, 08:40 AM
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Posted By kawagumby
Hi Bobilicious, I have no brand loyalty. Hell,...

Hi Bobilicious,
I have no brand loyalty. Hell, I have no loyalty at all! LOL...
The TE610 is likely a good all-rounder from what I've read...but they don't make it anymore. The 690 is way too heavy...
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2015, 08:19 AM
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Posted By kawagumby
Where I ride, I've NEVER even seen a 690...

Where I ride, I've NEVER even seen a 690 off-road. I do see WRR's now and then tho'. Both are pigs in any kind technical trail reality. I used to see the Honda BRP's around here now and then when...
Forum: Thumpers 02-05-2015, 07:57 PM
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Posted By kawagumby
Lots of folks like to do both street and trail....

Lots of folks like to do both street and trail. If you're having trouble being comfortable on a WRR, you probably need a better seat and some ergo tweaks, like bar risers etc. or maybe you're just a...
Forum: Thumpers 02-05-2015, 07:52 PM
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Posted By kawagumby
My best results were with 2.5 wt (amsoil light 5)...

My best results were with 2.5 wt (amsoil light 5) at 120 mm from top.
Forum: Thumpers 02-05-2015, 10:13 AM
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Posted By kawagumby
My bike is an 08, and the shock work was done...

My bike is an 08, and the shock work was done back then - Drew hadn't had a chance to get the input for a revalve back then, but Go Race had taken High-Five's bike out and knew what to do and so...
Forum: Thumpers 02-05-2015, 08:14 AM
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Posted By kawagumby
I spent a couple hundred or so to have Go Race do...

I spent a couple hundred or so to have Go Race do the shock (can't remember that far back, kinda like Brian Williams....LOL.) I usually do my own shocks, but these guys had the thing dialed in (and...
Forum: Thumpers 02-04-2015, 10:20 PM
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Posted By kawagumby
I agree that the WRR suspension is not up to most...

I agree that the WRR suspension is not up to most dirt bike standards, but then it doesn't have to be for most people going for 50-50 dual sport riding IMO. You can fix the front to be reasonably...
Forum: Thumpers 02-04-2015, 06:48 PM
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Posted By kawagumby
Went riding this Sunday with my bro-in-law. He...

Went riding this Sunday with my bro-in-law. He was on his 2014 KTM 500 exc, my ride was the mighty WRR. Yes, "the bike of legends"....

Anyhoo, lots of back roads, some dirt roads and his...
Forum: Thumpers 01-27-2015, 12:39 PM
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Posted By kawagumby
Just goes to show region does matter, where I...

Just goes to show region does matter, where I live the used WRR's even the 08's, like mine, go for $3500-4000+. Most of the TE's sold are the tight-ratio models (250, 310, 450) and have very little...
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2015, 03:50 PM
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Posted By kawagumby
I just sold my TE310 because I didn't ride it...

I just sold my TE310 because I didn't ride it enough. The WRR I can ride anywhere anytime - its just an easy bike to ride. I bet I still have it when all the other bikes I own are gone. No kidding....
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2015, 10:03 PM
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Posted By kawagumby
Dang, that was a fun video!:clap

Dang, that was a fun video!:clap
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2015, 07:27 PM
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Posted By kawagumby
Bob, I could ride a skateboard on that terrain.

Bob, I could ride a skateboard on that terrain.
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