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Forum: Thumpers 12-15-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,060
Posted By Duken4evr
If you go the bare head route, buy Ferrea valves,...

If you go the bare head route, buy Ferrea valves, not Kibblewhite or stock. Eddie did awesome work for me on my DRZ, but the word on TT is he has fallen off the face of the earth. I don't know...
Forum: Thumpers 12-14-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 907
Posted By Duken4evr
The 70 degree 'Berg design has merit. They are...

The 70 degree 'Berg design has merit. They are overbuilt and very reliable as a result and have a single 1.5 qt oil supply. It is too bad development was not allowed to continue. The design's...
Forum: Thumpers 12-14-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,119
Posted By Duken4evr
Sweet bike Ridefreak! That is a perfectly set up...

Sweet bike Ridefreak! That is a perfectly set up for hard core trail riding (down to the trials tire on the back) 300. I would happily ride that pretty thing all over Colorado. The trials rear...
Forum: Thumpers 12-13-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 907
Posted By Duken4evr
KTM has their 690 for your longer street trip and...

KTM has their 690 for your longer street trip and 2 up needs. That 690 engine has hand of God power and while it is heavy, it has quality suspension and can do real off road with a big strong and...
Forum: Thumpers 12-13-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 907
Posted By Duken4evr
I had a DRZ for 8 years. Did a lot of cool mods...

I had a DRZ for 8 years. Did a lot of cool mods to it (stiffer springs, Race Tech kit to the shock, custom valving front and rear by Eddie Sisneros (before he lost the plot) Hotcams, etc etc. It was...
Forum: Thumpers 12-11-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,658
Posted By Duken4evr
Yamaha is on the gas, no doubt about it. Very...

Yamaha is on the gas, no doubt about it. Very interested to read about the revamped 250. One of these with a big bore kit and some tuning might just be the mythical perfect serious trail bike :evil
Forum: Thumpers 12-08-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 644
Posted By Duken4evr
Cycle News did this article. ...

Cycle News did this article.

http://www.cyclenews.com/339/26294/Racing-Article/First-Ride--2015-KTM-Freeride.aspx

Looks like the perfect 2nd bike for the gnarly trails, or chick bike. Please,...
Forum: Thumpers 12-05-2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,216
Posted By Duken4evr
After riding a friend's 690, I can't imagine a...

After riding a friend's 690, I can't imagine a better single cylinder motorcycle engine. The thing is a bad ass force of nature. It is not twitchy "snappy fast" it is "inevitable fast" like a big...
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 5,947
Views: 876,978
Posted By Duken4evr
My issue with the KTM inline filter solution is...

My issue with the KTM inline filter solution is the filters are so tiny. When they used a 10 micron filter, it plugged up, so they switched to a 20 micron, which did not plug up, but it did not...
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 10,533
Posted By Duken4evr
Maybe Polaris will blow all our minds and intro a...

Maybe Polaris will blow all our minds and intro a big thumper street model/ADV bike and dual sport under the Indian name. Their excellent new Scout is quite a disruptive bike kin the cruiser realm,...
Forum: Thumpers 12-01-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,709
Posted By Duken4evr
Favorte dual sport I have never ridden or even...

Favorte dual sport I have never ridden or even seen in person - ATK 605 :evil
Forum: Thumpers 11-30-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 5,947
Views: 876,978
Posted By Duken4evr
True, but that is one blingy cool fuel filter. ...

True, but that is one blingy cool fuel filter.

I did the Can Am quad filter at the quick disconnect thing, no issues with the injector. Cost was about $8. This makes me wonder what 'Berg/KTM was...
Forum: Thumpers 11-29-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 10,533
Posted By Duken4evr
There are some bright spots, but overall Japan...

There are some bright spots, but overall Japan seems to be severely depressed. Somebody get the entire country a freighter full of Zoloft. Yamaha is the only Japanese company with a pulse it seems.
...
Forum: Thumpers 11-28-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 10,533
Posted By Duken4evr
That GasGas looks sweet. I have a buddy with a...

That GasGas looks sweet. I have a buddy with a Nambotin Replica 300 that is pure sex :evil

Funny, another maker built the bike that Suzuki should have built years ago.
Forum: Thumpers 11-28-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 10,533
Posted By Duken4evr
If Suzuki would just bore their DRZ to 450, add...

If Suzuki would just bore their DRZ to 450, add the already existing FI from their DRZ based quad and a 6 speed, lots of people would buy it. Seems like the development cost of such a refresh would...
Forum: Thumpers 11-27-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 10,533
Posted By Duken4evr
Japan is awake now and there are bright spots,...

Japan is awake now and there are bright spots, but dual sports are not one of them. Kawi has been busy building their supercharged H2 and Yamaha has a very sexy new R1 with an aluminum gas tank,...
Forum: Thumpers 11-23-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,709
Posted By Duken4evr
It really depends on how much road use it will...

It really depends on how much road use it will see. A heavy bike will be less capable or even suck off road, but the weight and squishy suspension actually helps on the highway. Light, tall and...
Forum: Thumpers 11-15-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 5,947
Views: 876,978
Posted By Duken4evr
The stock 35W headlight bulb is the same as KTM...

The stock 35W headlight bulb is the same as KTM and it might put out about as much light than a pair of fireflies having sex :evil Definitely a modify or replace item if you want to ride at night.
Forum: Face plant 11-12-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 397
Views: 160,006
Posted By Duken4evr
DR 650s Do Not Fly Well...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0BOOxl8jQhc&feature=youtu.be

Go to the 5 minute mark for the good stuff.

Amazing how an easy pace on a challenging but not over the top difficult trail can go...
Forum: Thumpers 11-10-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 5,947
Views: 876,978
Posted By Duken4evr
The 70 Degree tanks pop up used now and then. I...

The 70 Degree tanks pop up used now and then. I will surely sell mine separately when I sell my FE. I will also ask a lot of money for it :evil
Forum: Thumpers 11-09-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 5,947
Views: 876,978
Posted By Duken4evr
My '10 FE 450 is the smoothest thumper I have...

My '10 FE 450 is the smoothest thumper I have ever owned. It really is smooth enough to be a street bike engine. I think my old DRZ400 (which was quite smooth in my estimation) vibrated more than...
Forum: Thumpers 11-08-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 978
Posted By Duken4evr
Find yourself a clean used Husky TE610/630,...

Find yourself a clean used Husky TE610/630, spring it for your weight and rock on. The big Husky is a cool and very under appreciated bike. It is the closest thing to a "do it all" low maintenance...
Forum: Thumpers 11-05-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 9,713
Posted By Duken4evr
I guess I am dense. For your ultra lightweight 2...

I guess I am dense. For your ultra lightweight 2 stroke trail bike needs, just buy a 200 XC-W and call it a day!

This Freeride thing has no appeal to me at all. None.
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 5,947
Views: 876,978
Posted By Duken4evr
Is this showing up on the case bolts below the...

Is this showing up on the case bolts below the front sprocket? If so, it is a countershaft sprocket seal leak, which is a common occurrence. These are fixed by getting a domed Dirt Tricks washer...
Forum: Thumpers 08-16-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 5,947
Views: 876,978
Posted By Duken4evr
Been running the MT43 at 11 PSI on my 450. Out...

Been running the MT43 at 11 PSI on my 450. Out here in rocky decomposed graniteville Colorado, the trials tire is amazing on gnarly rocky climbs. It is a little different riding style, but I like it....
Forum: Thumpers 08-07-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 20,256
Posted By Duken4evr
Suzuki is hurting. They stopped selling cars in...

Suzuki is hurting. They stopped selling cars in the US, nobody is really all that interested in their GSXR line or 4 cylinder sport bikes from Japan in general anymore, their cruisers are odd "me...
Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 12,896
Views: 658,178
Posted By Duken4evr
Indeed. My riding buddy has a plated WR250F...

Indeed. My riding buddy has a plated WR250F (bless Colorado and it's lax licensing requirements) and it is a great bike for off roading and incidental street capability. The "F" engine amazes me. ...
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,866
Posted By Duken4evr
People have more money than brains. Also, they do...

People have more money than brains. Also, they do not have big enough testicles to ride a potent beast like the KTM 690. It probably is best they move along and sell their new bike, at a loss, to a...
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,172
Posted By Duken4evr
I would take it to a welder/machine shop, get the...

I would take it to a welder/machine shop, get the crack and drain plug fixed. You can do fork seals yourself if you try, or have someone do them, then ride it. Hell, the thing was running fine before...
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,361
Posted By Duken4evr
I enjoy doing wheelies. One thing I do is pick a...

I enjoy doing wheelies. One thing I do is pick a spot to lift the front end, visualize it and then it happens. It is kind of Zen.

I had a DRZ, it was not the best bike to do long wheelies on. I...
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 42,168
Posted By Duken4evr
I have riding friends that are 60ish who have KTM...

I have riding friends that are 60ish who have KTM 300s. Wise old farts they are.

If you have never ridden a modern 300, don't be put off. They have a truly WR trans with a rock crawling 1st gear...
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 42,168
Posted By Duken4evr
The latest WR450F is pretty kick ass. Great...

The latest WR450F is pretty kick ass. Great suspension, with excellent YZ sourced forks and a far better than the KTM's PDS rear shock. The WR's engine is a beast too, after doing the requisite...
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 369
Views: 25,223
Posted By Duken4evr
That is hilarious. The DRZ forks are not exactly...

That is hilarious. The DRZ forks are not exactly paragons of rigidity on a comparatively flyweight DRZ. I guess it would work though, and nobody is going to jump a BMW.

Well, maybe this guy...
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 369
Views: 25,223
Posted By Duken4evr
Forgot about the last edition of the "off road"...

Forgot about the last edition of the "off road" "E" model having the 36mm CV carb instead of the 39mm FCR? What the hell is that?

Jeez. This brings an end to what was already a fairly mild party...
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 5,947
Views: 876,978
Posted By Duken4evr
I have that blue cover. Got it on sale from Fritz...

I have that blue cover. Got it on sale from Fritz at Gunnison Motorsports for $125. It is so damn sexy, I just had to have it :evil
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 42,168
Posted By Duken4evr
Interesting discussion. Once we get past 50...

Interesting discussion.

Once we get past 50 and achieve a certain level of prosperity, we realize that every good ride is a blessing, and that far more of our years of being able to ride our dirt...
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 369
Views: 25,223
Posted By Duken4evr
A stock "E" or "K" bike with the FCR carb makes...

A stock "E" or "K" bike with the FCR carb makes around 40 hp. Some dyno charts for you. It is well known that the CV carb really kills the power on the "S".

An "E" with a Yosh stainless pipe vs....
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,246
Posted By Duken4evr
KTMs do hold their value. They are the Harley...

KTMs do hold their value. They are the Harley Davidson of dirt bikes in that regard. Unlike HD, KTMs are high performance machines :evil
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,995
Posted By Duken4evr
Your description of the Honda 250 experience...

Your description of the Honda 250 experience (parents watching) cracked me up.

Sell the Honda and buy a used DR, probably can break even on the deal. The big thumpers do fine on the highway.
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 42,168
Posted By Duken4evr
Thanks for the laugh, and the sound argument. You...

Thanks for the laugh, and the sound argument. You make good points here.

The Terra 650 seems like a worthy choice in the battleship class, with a proven and more more potent BMW based engine than...
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