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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-19-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 585
Posted By turbonotch
SJER is a club that appreciates the value of a...

SJER is a club that appreciates the value of a Saturday night... there are usually plenty of people up enjoying the awesome 'cultural exchange' :1drink offered by the enduro community :norton
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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-19-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 585
Posted By turbonotch
Weather looks GREAT! Endurocross is under...

Weather looks GREAT!

Endurocross is under contruction.

The awesome '14 T-SHIRT design and Saturday night festivities ALONE are worth the trip!! :evil
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-19-2014, 05:09 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 9,010
Posted By turbonotch
I'm going to have to (respectfully) disagree with...

I'm going to have to (respectfully) disagree with you on this. There is so much money flying around NJ that a slight blip in weekend sales figures due to motorcyclist protest won't even register on...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-17-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 585
Posted By turbonotch
2014 (47th annual) SJER Curly Fern -- Indian Mills, NJ

NOT the first enduro... But THE FIRST ENDURO OF SPRING!

SJER invites everyone to attend our 47th running of our Curly Fern Enduro!

http://www.sjer.org/

When: Sunday, March 23, 2014
Where:...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-17-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 9,010
Posted By turbonotch
So sorry to hear about Robert :cry that is...

So sorry to hear about Robert :cry that is pretty young to go out like that... hits close to home. May God Bless his Soul.



An A/AA rider, Steve Mason, from our club (SJER/Curly Fern) took a...
Forum: Thumpers 05-08-2010, 07:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,559
Posted By turbonotch
what year is the 200? i really like my '03...

what year is the 200?

i really like my '03 250exc... its great for an only trail bike.

given the option i'd like to have a pair of 2007-up KTM smokers - a 200 and a 300. the 200 is light,...
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2010, 01:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,240
Posted By turbonotch
i think you mean klX650c? there is no dirt model...

i think you mean klX650c? there is no dirt model of the KLR... so is there a KLR with a 'c' designation... at least not here.

when i had a KLX650c i swapped in a DRZ400 shock and it was a pretty...
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2010, 07:44 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,516
Posted By turbonotch
Yeah - I accidentally stumbled across them...

Yeah - I accidentally stumbled across them installed on a bike I bought several years ago! I later found another source for them and now that I have the appropriate tap - a new set of inserts gets...
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2010, 06:09 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,516
Posted By turbonotch
i think the doubletake mirror is perfect for some...

i think the doubletake mirror is perfect for some applications - just not mine. both of them folded in will block my view of the instruments (i do mileage for enduro/dualsport trailcrew) and/or...
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2010, 05:56 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,516
Posted By turbonotch
might just be all the rocks in CO. i had a dual...

might just be all the rocks in CO. i had a dual star mirror last my ENTIRE first year riding C-class enduro on a KLX300R... i crashed alot that year :eek1 but mostly into sand and trees :rofl
...
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2010, 04:28 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,516
Posted By turbonotch
+1 on the dual-star mirror! i used them a...

+1 on the dual-star mirror!

i used them a few years back... worked great, stayed out the way, and still remained functional even on the trail. i was amazed they gave a proper line of sight for...
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2010, 07:18 PM
Replies: 27,036
Views: 3,290,317
Posted By turbonotch
i've been looking to buy a DR350SE to modify for...

i've been looking to buy a DR350SE to modify for exploring serious single track. i'm attracted to it by:

DOT legal
mid-sized power
mid-weight
air cooled simplicity
cheap
e-start
6-speed...
Forum: Thumpers 10-23-2009, 01:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,579
Posted By turbonotch
good list... also include. heavier flywheel...

good list... also include.

heavier flywheel on an offroad bike vs mx

difference in powervalve and spring on offroad bike vs. mx

in addition to lights... the offroad bike has a lighting coil...
Forum: Thumpers 10-22-2009, 08:27 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 11,877
Posted By turbonotch
If you choose 3 rides... I'll suggest the 3...

If you choose 3 rides... I'll suggest the 3 'best' dual sport bikes. But one will NEVER satisfy the 'best' category for all the rides. Physics will get you every time -- be it wind, mud, elevation,...
Forum: Thumpers 10-22-2009, 08:08 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 79,203
Posted By turbonotch
and you do realize that his advice is still...

and you do realize that his advice is still relevant to anyone reading? :johntm


you know - those NEW used-klr buyers... that don't possess your infinite-internet-based wisdom.

so why laugh at...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-22-2009, 06:10 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,162
Posted By turbonotch
i'm sure you can make it work... :deal 50-60...

i'm sure you can make it work... :deal

50-60 entries is a CROWD for a NETRA event :lol3
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-22-2009, 03:13 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,162
Posted By turbonotch
Sounds like an interesting idea. But the...

Sounds like an interesting idea. But the challenge will be to define "BIG" bike and assign classes... a BMW is 'big', a KLR is 'big', and a XR650L is 'big'... but they are all wildly different on...
Forum: Thumpers 08-04-2009, 09:10 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,696
Posted By turbonotch
I'm 6'0" and 200#... at this point i'm heading...

I'm 6'0" and 200#... at this point i'm heading down the final stretch of my first FULL year in the ECEA enduro series. I intend to compete in the last 5 rounds which will mean i rode 15 of the 18...
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2009, 07:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,873
Posted By turbonotch
2003 KTM 250 EXC 2-stroke - 250# race ready ...

2003 KTM 250 EXC 2-stroke - 250# race ready

(lighter laftermarket exhaust + 3.2 gallons of fuel + skid plate, radiator guards, bark busters, enduro computer, front/rear rotor guards, WER damper)
...
Forum: Thumpers 07-06-2009, 10:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 922
Posted By turbonotch
i've frequently seen the same thing in both...

i've frequently seen the same thing in both thumpers and street-bikes... there is usually one valve that tightens up more than the rest. could be the material in that valve, its position in the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-06-2009, 09:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,189
Posted By turbonotch
my guess... heat seizing. probably got too...

my guess... heat seizing.

probably got too hot a while ago and started to lock up (not unlikely given aircooling). once it cooled... it was able to run, but the damage was already done and the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2009, 10:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,658
Posted By turbonotch
i know early DRZ-S models have less dampening...

i know early DRZ-S models have less dampening adjustment... later have more.

my DRZ-E shock has rebound dampening, low speed compression, AND high speed compression dampening! personally more...
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2009, 09:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,658
Posted By turbonotch
i upgraded my KLX650c WITH a DRZ-400 shock! they...

i upgraded my KLX650c WITH a DRZ-400 shock! they are definitely rebuildable:

i bought a *good* DRZ400E shock for $40 shipped... took it to a buddy (GNCC mechanic) that does side-work. for $100...
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2009, 09:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,623
Posted By turbonotch
i think the 390 would be awesome for enduro. ...

i think the 390 would be awesome for enduro.

in a true enduro you'll see no real point difference between a 200 and a 530... it's just TOO tight! the 200 will require an aggressive rider and...
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2009, 08:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,207
Posted By turbonotch
i think aside from gray-market plated 250F...

i think aside from gray-market plated 250F (30-35rwhp) race models...
most small bore dualsports are under 20hp (i'm guessing 15rwhp average tops for aircoolers) - that's what keeps them reliable! ...
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2009, 06:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,207
Posted By turbonotch
even though they are 25 years old... a mid-80s...

even though they are 25 years old... a mid-80s 125 is still more modern and far better performing than a brand new, off the showroom floor XT250, CRF230, DR200, etc. :evil

but i much prefer the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2009, 11:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,207
Posted By turbonotch
i remember my Dads 1980 KL250 being heavy, but...

i remember my Dads 1980 KL250 being heavy, but powerful enough to get out of it's own way. he was never happy with it because everybody he rode with had 175-250cc 2-stroke street-enduros.

i've...
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2009, 10:23 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 9,074
Posted By turbonotch
i'm trying to teach myself to only have 2-3 bikes...

i'm trying to teach myself to only have 2-3 bikes at a time that are in PERFECT running order.

but then i need the old MX100 for nostalgia... and of course a trials bike would be fun.... oh and...
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2009, 10:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,710
Posted By turbonotch
i gave up goggles last year! i purchased...

i gave up goggles last year!

i purchased prescription recs-specs 'torque I' motorcycle glasses through Walmart for $170 with my prescription already set in.
...
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2009, 10:03 AM
Replies: 3,473
Views: 548,507
Posted By turbonotch
well... MINE runs hot. lol. even with the...

well... MINE runs hot. lol.

even with the fan, i avoid running under 5mph for extended periods of time and try to avoid unnecessay clutch work when it's 90 degrees+ and the going gets tight. i...
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2009, 10:46 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,758
Posted By turbonotch
i needed a new rear shock for my KLX650 i...

i needed a new rear shock for my KLX650

i bought a DRZ400E shock off ebay for $30 - bought a heavier spring for it from eshocks.com and had it rebuilt for $100. didn't take much to adapt it onto...
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2009, 10:37 AM
Replies: 3,473
Views: 548,507
Posted By turbonotch
i actually like the turqouise frame and all black...

i actually like the turqouise frame and all black plastics - has a neat look to it!

if you're running a KLX650 in tight 1st gear stuff with air temps of 80+ degrees... your fan should kick on...
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2009, 11:23 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,758
Posted By turbonotch
i think the WRR has been throwing alot of people...

i think the WRR has been throwing alot of people a curveball and nobody knows how to take it until they experience one themselves! :deal


love it or hate it... it's a new direction :wink:
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2009, 11:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,325
Posted By turbonotch
regarding the original ROX product... do they...

regarding the original ROX product... do they even work that well?

i've been considering buying the 'real deal' before my next trip. my KLX650C was putting my right hand to sleep on the last...
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2009, 02:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,038
Posted By turbonotch
yeah - i moderated turboford.org for quite a few...

yeah - i moderated turboford.org for quite a few years.

the car shyte burned me out though. way too much money and time for minimal seat time. the next step for the mustang would be a C4 with a...
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2009, 01:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,038
Posted By turbonotch
yeah - i had a mustang in MM&FF a few years back....

yeah - i had a mustang in MM&FF a few years back. 530rwhp 2.3L street car.

i spend most of my time on 2 wheels these days (adv-travel and enduro competition), but i still have the mustang and a...
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2009, 01:24 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,758
Posted By turbonotch
lol - just buy the damn bike and ride it. :rofl...

lol - just buy the damn bike and ride it. :rofl if you search out a deal you're not going to lose any money if you change your mind a year from now!:deal
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2009, 10:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,126
Posted By turbonotch
looks like fun to me! ride report?

looks like fun to me!

ride report?
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2009, 10:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,126
Posted By turbonotch
it happens. you probably roasted your oil too......

it happens. you probably roasted your oil too... so get that out asap.

just R&R with OEM suzuki parts. heard some iffy stories about EBC clutch stack height tolerances lately that caused...
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2009, 10:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 11,999
Posted By turbonotch
yeah - mike loves his 400s. i think he...

yeah - mike loves his 400s. i think he definitely proves that in the woods most of the snappy feel people crave from a 450/525/530 is just that 'feel' - an ego boost that makes you 'feel' like a...
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