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Forum: Thumpers 09-09-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 2,398
Views: 364,336
Posted By NorthCoastRider
$800 break for used over new on a +$10k bike. I...

$800 break for used over new on a +$10k bike. I would go new for sure, you never know how the owner treated the engine.
Forum: Thumpers 03-20-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,762
Posted By NorthCoastRider
The Trackmaster II rear is a good tire that works...

The Trackmaster II rear is a good tire that works well in the slimy rocks, but the front is a POS, everywhere.
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 2,398
Views: 364,336
Posted By NorthCoastRider
My inseam is a few inches less than yours. I cut...

My inseam is a few inches less than yours. I cut down my seat 25mm, which also made it A LOT more comfortable, and I can easily get one foot down. A few mm's can be gained with the sag adjustment as...
Forum: Racing 02-17-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 3,297
Views: 224,562
Posted By NorthCoastRider
AC did great for his first SX race but I wouldn't...

AC did great for his first SX race but I wouldn't call it smoking the rest of the field. At least not his team mates. Davalos was faster than AC and BB but couldn't keep it on 2 wheels. 2 crashes and...
Forum: Racing 02-09-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 3,297
Views: 224,562
Posted By NorthCoastRider
I watched Chad's last lap crash a few times. ...

I watched Chad's last lap crash a few times.

Nick Wey could not have gotten over to the right anymore than where he was and he held his line.

Roczen got out of shape to his left and...
Forum: Racing 02-04-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 3,297
Views: 224,562
Posted By NorthCoastRider
That would be interesting. Ryan said he doesn't...

That would be interesting. Ryan said he doesn't really change the tire he runs from track to track, and there are only a couple of tires that the guys run from the Dunlop truck. I think Ryan runs the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-02-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 12,001
Posted By NorthCoastRider
No kidding I don't know where all of these...

No kidding I don't know where all of these posters are getting adventure dual sport bike from? There was like one question about dual sports, mainly in reference to KTM's EXC line. It was an offroad...
Forum: Racing 02-02-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 3,297
Views: 224,562
Posted By NorthCoastRider
Villipoto pretty much admitted that he wasn't...

Villipoto pretty much admitted that he wasn't going to push it on a slippery track, so he settled for 3rd. He is in it for the points chase and another championship.
Dungey was on it last night,...
Forum: Thumpers 02-01-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 12,001
Posted By NorthCoastRider
By the way the survey was worded it looks like...

By the way the survey was worded it looks like they are trying to bust into the KTM market share. I would like to see a Honda 350 - 400cc version of the EXC.

Its gotta have power, be light...
Forum: Thumpers 02-01-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,303
Posted By NorthCoastRider
^^^ This buy 3 bikes so you can all ride...

^^^ This buy 3 bikes so you can all ride together. Still cheaper than a 1190.
Forum: Thumpers 01-30-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 2,398
Views: 364,336
Posted By NorthCoastRider
Its more of a personal preference, but for me 105...

Its more of a personal preference, but for me 105 didn't hook up like wanted it to and 120 wasn't responsive enough. I'm happy with the setting at 115. Small changes in the sag adjustment make big...
Forum: Thumpers 01-05-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 10,733
Views: 500,917
Posted By NorthCoastRider
Yamaha has a 500cc twin version , its in one of...

Yamaha has a 500cc twin version , its in one of their sleds and makes 80hp at the crank.
Forum: Racing 01-05-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 3,297
Views: 224,562
Posted By NorthCoastRider
Stewart's left side handlebar was bent down...

Stewart's left side handlebar was bent down almost 90deg. No way anyone could finish 5 laps on a SX track without being a hazard to themselves or the other rides.
Tomac cross jumped to the inside...
Forum: Thumpers 12-19-2013, 07:10 PM
Replies: 10,733
Views: 500,917
Posted By NorthCoastRider
For top speed runs on the WRR you can't expect...

For top speed runs on the WRR you can't expect much if your running knobbies, lowered gearing, safari tank and a stock engine. Also the rider needs to minimize wind resistance, ie: not 6ft tall and...
Forum: Thumpers 12-18-2013, 07:15 PM
Replies: 10,733
Views: 500,917
Posted By NorthCoastRider
I got my WRR to 155kph many times. I weigh 160lbs...

I got my WRR to 155kph many times. I weigh 160lbs and the bike had the normal mods plus a pipe and fuel programmer.
Forum: Thumpers 12-01-2013, 11:18 AM
Replies: 10,733
Views: 500,917
Posted By NorthCoastRider
The first time I rode my WRR, I felt really...

The first time I rode my WRR, I felt really disappointed with the power. After 1200kms the engine loosened up and I felt it was adequate. Once I put $1K into the exhaust a fuel programmer it was good...
Forum: Thumpers 12-01-2013, 11:09 AM
Replies: 10,733
Views: 500,917
Posted By NorthCoastRider
I realize that trials riders run really low tire...

I realize that trials riders run really low tire pressures, this plus a soft compound are what give them good grip.
The close tread spacing is what leads me to think mud and sand riding would be...
Forum: Thumpers 11-29-2013, 06:47 PM
Replies: 10,733
Views: 500,917
Posted By NorthCoastRider
Thanks for the info, I might give one a try this...

Thanks for the info, I might give one a try this summer
Forum: Thumpers 11-29-2013, 04:01 PM
Replies: 10,733
Views: 500,917
Posted By NorthCoastRider
Its mostly wet, muddy, sharp edged rocks/ single...

Its mostly wet, muddy, sharp edged rocks/ single track or WFO gravel bed/ sand sections and hill climbs. I was under the impression that a trials style tire wasn't so good in the deep sand or mud.
...
Forum: Thumpers 11-28-2013, 09:24 PM
Replies: 10,733
Views: 500,917
Posted By NorthCoastRider
I don't think a trials tire would cut it where I...

I don't think a trials tire would cut it where I ride. Even at 3000miles, I would only get 10 to 15 days on a tire. I prefer to truck my bike to the good riding, and get there with a fresh knobby. I...
Forum: Thumpers 11-27-2013, 09:40 PM
Replies: 2,398
Views: 364,336
Posted By NorthCoastRider
I noticed that after the engine was fully broken...

I noticed that after the engine was fully broken in the mid to high RPM vibes are gone.
Forum: Thumpers 11-27-2013, 09:37 PM
Replies: 10,733
Views: 500,917
Posted By NorthCoastRider
The whole ride 3hrs of highway hit some gnarly...

The whole ride 3hrs of highway hit some gnarly single track and ride home again is expensive as hell, or just internet myth, cause if you're actually riding true single track then any capable tire...
Forum: Thumpers 11-23-2013, 09:33 PM
Replies: 10,733
Views: 500,917
Posted By NorthCoastRider
It's a great little bike but the KTM 350 that I...

It's a great little bike but the KTM 350 that I sold the WR for is twice the bike.
Forum: Thumpers 11-09-2013, 04:32 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,789
Posted By NorthCoastRider
If you remove the air injection it will not pop....

If you remove the air injection it will not pop. The popping is because the air valve is introducing air into the exhaust to lower NOx emissions. This does not harm the bike but sounds terrible.
...
Forum: Thumpers 11-09-2013, 01:51 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,789
Posted By NorthCoastRider
Exactly. It will be really lean after removing...

Exactly. It will be really lean after removing the exhaust baffles. I only rode it once then put on the JD Jetting tuner. The de smog doesn't affect the fuel ratio, it only eliminates the air...
Forum: Thumpers 11-09-2013, 12:13 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,789
Posted By NorthCoastRider
The easiest way would be to removed the end cap...

The easiest way would be to removed the end cap first.

I drilled a 1/2" hole in the outer screen, when I got through it the inner one just popped out of the silencer and into the spark arrester....
Forum: Thumpers 11-08-2013, 10:52 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,789
Posted By NorthCoastRider
I got both (yes there were two) of my screens out...

I got both (yes there were two) of my screens out in about 10mins. Definitely not as easy as the pre 2014 though.
Forum: Thumpers 11-08-2013, 05:16 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,789
Posted By NorthCoastRider
I took the screens out of the exhaust, installed...

I took the screens out of the exhaust, installed the JD jetting tuner, Blais racing desmog kit, 13/52 gearing and a skid plate. This bike absolutely rips! And the handling is superb.

The only...
Forum: Thumpers 11-07-2013, 04:06 PM
Replies: 2,398
Views: 364,336
Posted By NorthCoastRider
KTM went with a plain bearing because they are...

KTM went with a plain bearing because they are inherently longer lasting and will handle high RPM's better than needle or roller bearings.
Forum: Thumpers 11-04-2013, 05:00 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,870
Posted By NorthCoastRider
KTM 350 EXCF. Best dual sport bike made....

KTM 350 EXCF.

Best dual sport bike made. Fits all your needs. Costs double what a CRF250L does, but its definitely twice the bike.
Forum: Thumpers 10-15-2013, 10:26 PM
Replies: 2,398
Views: 364,336
Posted By NorthCoastRider
The 2014 has the silencer screens (there are 2)...

The 2014 has the silencer screens (there are 2) set in a groove in the endcap and a cap welded on to keep them in. They will come out pretty easily with some tools.

The bike comes very lean...
Forum: Thumpers 10-14-2013, 08:34 PM
Replies: 2,398
Views: 364,336
Posted By NorthCoastRider
4.) There is 25 - 30mm of foam that can be cut...

4.) There is 25 - 30mm of foam that can be cut from the seat, to make it lower and more comfortable. Easy DIY
Set the rider sag at 115mm

5.) The Acerbis skid plate is strong, light and doesn't...
Forum: Thumpers 09-19-2013, 11:27 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,822
Posted By NorthCoastRider
For a 250 the WR is really good on the highway....

For a 250 the WR is really good on the highway. If its modified it can handle anything offroad, but the real downfall of this bike is riding high speed whoops or even rough terrain. The motor has a...
Forum: Thumpers 09-15-2013, 08:11 PM
Replies: 2,398
Views: 364,336
Posted By NorthCoastRider
Kenda Trackmaster II 110/100-18. Cheap, great...

Kenda Trackmaster II 110/100-18. Cheap, great grip, lasts offroad.
Don't use the trackmaster front though, its crap.
Forum: Thumpers 09-15-2013, 08:04 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,597
Posted By NorthCoastRider
When SLOW speed riding use the rear brake not the...

When SLOW speed riding use the rear brake not the front, it will keep the forks from diving. Use the clutch when slow riding not just the throttle. A XT250 is a great bike to learn on, don't worry...
Forum: Canada 09-10-2013, 10:13 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 598
Posted By NorthCoastRider
2014 ktm 350 exc f

Anyone in BC got theirs yet?:ear
Forum: Thumpers 09-04-2013, 09:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,913
Posted By NorthCoastRider
Depends how you like to ride as well the 350...

Depends how you like to ride as well the 350 likes to be reved the 500 is a torque monster. Also if you are over 185lbs the 350 will need heavier springs.
Forum: Thumpers 08-16-2013, 09:39 AM
Replies: 2,398
Views: 364,336
Posted By NorthCoastRider
I agree the plain bearing crank is a huge...

I agree the plain bearing crank is a huge upgrade. 13/48 and 14/52 are almost the same ratio.
Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2013, 10:06 PM
Replies: 2,398
Views: 364,336
Posted By NorthCoastRider
I especially like the stock rad fan and 14/52...

I especially like the stock rad fan and 14/52 gearing:evil
Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2013, 10:04 PM
Replies: 2,398
Views: 364,336
Posted By NorthCoastRider
2014 specs: Model Overview & Specs ...

2014 specs:

Model Overview & Specs

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