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Forum: Road warriors 10-25-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,203
Posted By Stobie
My '93 G, as she stands today: ...

My '93 G, as she stands today:

http://stobie.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Hooptie/i-BdznXvc/0/X2/IMAG0173-X2.jpg

Rebuilt the carbs and added a Dynojet kit, then sorted the suspension with Ricor...
Forum: Thumpers 10-04-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 6,879
Views: 1,108,449
Posted By Stobie
I've opened it on two different Win 7 computers,...

I've opened it on two different Win 7 computers, but it takes a long time, maybe 10 minutes.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-01-2014, 04:56 AM
Replies: 4,937
Views: 245,069
Posted By Stobie
The great thing about motorcycle tires is that...

The great thing about motorcycle tires is that they don't last very long; so before you know it, you get to try something new.:lol3
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-30-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 4,937
Views: 245,069
Posted By Stobie
I've used Saharas and T63's, and they are both...

I've used Saharas and T63's, and they are both good tires, but the T63 will last longer than you think. The Saharas are like butter. I got over 5000 miles out of a T63 front on a 950SE, and same...
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 6,879
Views: 1,108,449
Posted By Stobie
Inmate "Nichelob" did the entire TAT, actually...

Inmate "Nichelob" did the entire TAT, actually starting in Charlotte, on a '08 450, solo. Link (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=358010)
Forum: Beasts 09-27-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 530
Views: 100,115
Posted By Stobie
If it's based on the twin, they will really have...

If it's based on the twin, they will really have to screw it up for me not to get one. If they screw it up, I'll start shopping for a garage queen of a 950 Adv.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-28-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 4,937
Views: 245,069
Posted By Stobie
Hey guys, there is a QT on 321 just north of 85,...

Hey guys, there is a QT on 321 just north of 85, on the left, that has ethanol-free regular; in case any of you guys are riding something that can handle regular gas. You'll be passing it on the way...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-22-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 14,540
Posted By Stobie
I'm out. The Shen 500 falls on the same weekend...

I'm out. The Shen 500 falls on the same weekend as my daughter's fall break from her freshman year in college. If I go, I'll only get to see the little knot-head for a couple of hours.

This...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-12-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 4,937
Views: 245,069
Posted By Stobie
I demoed a Super Tenere when they were released a...

I demoed a Super Tenere when they were released a couple of years ago, and liked it a lot. It is at the top of a very short list of bikes that I would buy, along with the new V-Strom and the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-07-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 14,540
Posted By Stobie
Long time no see, old buddy. I'm trying to fit...

Long time no see, old buddy. I'm trying to fit this one in.
Forum: Thumpers 08-07-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 8,493
Posted By Stobie
To the OP: Based on my experience with my...

To the OP:

Based on my experience with my 530, I think the 500 could be the best choice, with proper setup. My 530 came from the PO with a Rekluse autoclutch, which makes it very forgiving for a...
Forum: Thumpers 08-07-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 8,493
Posted By Stobie
Bingo.:deal My 530 was heavily used when I...

Bingo.:deal

My 530 was heavily used when I got it, using tons of oil from valve stem seals that were just flat worn out, not lifted off their seats like some people have had. So, since the head...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-27-2014, 02:49 AM
Replies: 4,937
Views: 245,069
Posted By Stobie
Been up all night, so far. Riding sleep-deprived...

Been up all night, so far. Riding sleep-deprived seems like a bad idea.

I'll have to catch you guys on the next one. Sorry.

EDIT: Koolranch, I didn't get a PM with your cell. Hope you see...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-26-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,517
Posted By Stobie
I had an SE for 5 years and 25,000 miles, then...

I had an SE for 5 years and 25,000 miles, then sold it. Don't be me.:cry
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-25-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 4,937
Views: 245,069
Posted By Stobie
Forest City. If I get out the door early enough,...

Forest City. If I get out the door early enough, I'll be taking back roads to Lincolnton, then 182 (Stagecoach Trail/New House Road) to Ellenboro, and picking up 74 there. Better than slabbing 74...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-25-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 4,937
Views: 245,069
Posted By Stobie
I'm going to try to make this one. Need to get...

I'm going to try to make this one. Need to get out of the house for something besides work.

But, if that Sporting Woodrow feller is going, I dunno.......:huh
Forum: Thumpers 07-06-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,297
Posted By Stobie
That's how my 530 became available. There was a...

That's how my 530 became available. There was a brand new 500 EXC sitting in the PO's garage when I picked mine up.

Congrats!:freaky
Forum: Thumpers 07-06-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,297
Posted By Stobie
The mileage wouldn't scare me that much; it...

The mileage wouldn't scare me that much; it implies that the bike has been rideable over its 5-year lifetime, and not sitting in the garage in pieces. Also, that's not a lot of hours for that many...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-30-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 4,937
Views: 245,069
Posted By Stobie
If you're west of Charlotte, the office in...

If you're west of Charlotte, the office in Lincolnton is usually really fast. I've been there when there were more agents than there were customers. Last time I was up there, it was lined up out...
Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 908
Posted By Stobie
Yep. I'd be hoarding my pocket change and...

Yep. I'd be hoarding my pocket change and stalking Ebay for a second wheelset.
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 53,842
Posted By Stobie
The Kenda Washougal Stickies are great DOT-legal...

The Kenda Washougal Stickies are great DOT-legal off-road tires, too, especially the front.
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 6,879
Views: 1,108,449
Posted By Stobie
Yep, that's the one I used when I did my repair. ...

Yep, that's the one I used when I did my repair. I took the collared one back to the dealer and asked about it, and he told me it was a new design that is supposed to solve some the chronic leaking...
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 6,879
Views: 1,108,449
Posted By Stobie
My dealer told me to use the one on the right.

My dealer told me to use the one on the right.
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,003
Posted By Stobie
I ride an area with a lot of rocks and roots; but...

I ride an area with a lot of rocks and roots; but also deep fallen leaves, and a lot of grass-track. I am running Kenda Washougal Stickies, which are somehow DOT-legal, but have a really open tread...
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 2,629
Views: 268,720
Posted By Stobie
Steve, About two months ago, I picked up a...

Steve,

About two months ago, I picked up a really nice '05 250 EXC, very similar to, if not nearly identical to, your 250 XC-W. I can't compare to the 300 because I've never ridden one; but one...
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2014, 05:07 AM
Replies: 6,879
Views: 1,108,449
Posted By Stobie
FYI, there's a 450 EXC motor listed as "new" in...

FYI, there's a 450 EXC motor listed as "new" in the KTMtalk classifieds for $1900.00. Buy that and 520 it.

Not mine, not affiliated, don't know the guy.
Forum: Thumpers 02-17-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 6,879
Views: 1,108,449
Posted By Stobie
I've been told by a couple of tuners, James...

I've been told by a couple of tuners, James Siddall of Superplush for one, that heavier oil can cavitate and cause fade; and also affects rebound as much as compression, which may not be good. Just...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-13-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 4,937
Views: 245,069
Posted By Stobie
We got dry, granular snow with just a little...

We got dry, granular snow with just a little sleet yesterday, into the evening. Maybe 4" by 11:00. Then at 8:00 or so this morning, snow started hammering down at about a 2" per hour pace. Just...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-12-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 4,937
Views: 245,069
Posted By Stobie
Just sitting here thinking about breaking out the...

Just sitting here thinking about breaking out the 530. The local camo crowd is blasting up and down the road on their quads. Looks like fun.
Forum: Thumpers 02-04-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 6,879
Views: 1,108,449
Posted By Stobie
That chart is so out of date that displacements...

That chart is so out of date that displacements to 530cc aren't even listed; nor are the P05, P10, and P30 which are now available. The pre-08 bikes had a different shock angle and needed different...
Forum: Thumpers 02-04-2014, 06:08 AM
Replies: 6,879
Views: 1,108,449
Posted By Stobie
I have a set of .46's and a Race Tech P15 on the...

I have a set of .46's and a Race Tech P15 on the shelf that were installed on my 530 by the previous owner. PM if you're interested in either or both. I weigh 235, and I doubt that I'll ever lose...
Forum: Thumpers 01-12-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 332
Views: 24,000
Posted By Stobie
The 530 has Kenda Washougal Stickies front and...

The 530 has Kenda Washougal Stickies front and rear. They are DOT-legal, but I wouldn't call them a dual-sport tire. I only have about 10 hours on them, but most of the wear is from the 1 hour or...
Forum: Thumpers 01-12-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 332
Views: 24,000
Posted By Stobie
A 530 with a Rekluse make me lazy? Nah.:D ...

A 530 with a Rekluse make me lazy? Nah.:D

The bike has a Gnarly pipe on it with the stock silencer (really quiet), and the PO said he had the power valve tuned for smooth power delivery. He...
Forum: Thumpers 01-11-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 332
Views: 24,000
Posted By Stobie
I've been thinking the same thing. A coupla...

I've been thinking the same thing. A coupla years ago I bought a hammered, ugly, but well-equipped '09 530:

http://stobie.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/530/i-cvp3KDM/0/XL/P2240097-XL.jpg

I went...
Forum: Thumpers 01-06-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 6,879
Views: 1,108,449
Posted By Stobie
Per my dealer's rec: 42 pilot, OBDTQ in 5th...

Per my dealer's rec: 42 pilot, OBDTQ in 5th slot, 182 main. Sounds like a huge main, but the combo flat works, waaay better than the JD stuff I pulled out. Very crisp and hella strong, doesn't act...
Forum: Thumpers 12-26-2013, 07:24 PM
Replies: 6,879
Views: 1,108,449
Posted By Stobie
This is exactly what my local KTM dealer told me...

This is exactly what my local KTM dealer told me when I was bike shopping and needing advice. For trail riding, chugging around, the 530 is easier to ride. If you're going to race or just ride hard...
Forum: Road warriors 12-22-2013, 07:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,770
Posted By Stobie
I'm 6'4", 235#, with 36" inseam. KTM's fit...

I'm 6'4", 235#, with 36" inseam.

KTM's fit tall people, even the Super Duke and RC8.

The '98-'01 Honda VFR800 is surprisingly comfortable. With your inseam, it would be even better than it is...
Forum: Road warriors 12-22-2013, 07:27 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,998
Posted By Stobie
I've ridden my cousin's Raider for a total of...

I've ridden my cousin's Raider for a total of about 4 hours. Very impressive bike. Like you said; it handles, stops, and runs really well. It is definitely heavy, but my old '93 Suzuki 1100G feels...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-22-2013, 06:28 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,447
Posted By Stobie
Hall of Fame post, Markie. I sold my SE 2...

Hall of Fame post, Markie.

I sold my SE 2 years ago; began having my first pangs of regret within the last month. At least I had a good 5-year fling.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 12-22-2013, 06:19 AM
Replies: 447
Views: 43,067
Posted By Stobie
Scott is the man! We are really lucky to have...

Scott is the man! We are really lucky to have that kind of local support.
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