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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 08:19 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 11,022
Posted By DesertRatliff
To keep things on topic for this thread, though,...

To keep things on topic for this thread, though, I do like the Adv Spec skid plate. I like how high up it goes on the sides to protect the cases and water pump and I like how far back it goes...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 08:03 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 11,022
Posted By DesertRatliff
Not trying to incite an argument here, but if...

Not trying to incite an argument here, but if their rack isn't designed to handle the weight of a six pack of beer, what's the point? Can't hold a tool roll; just the weight of a cell phone to call...
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 04:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,896
Posted By DesertRatliff
I'm sure that RXV absolutely destroys rear...

I'm sure that RXV absolutely destroys rear tires...but :eek1. To be riding in sand on that tire amongst all the critters takes big stones.
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2015, 07:11 AM
Replies: 22,125
Views: 2,700,643
Posted By DesertRatliff
Lotta good stuff going on, Letter J. Interested...

Lotta good stuff going on, Letter J. Interested in the process and what you find in all of it (especially on your Blackstone results).

:lurk
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2015, 07:02 AM
Replies: 2,453
Views: 785,547
Posted By DesertRatliff
+1. Rally Raid makes some nice stuff, but the CS...

+1. Rally Raid makes some nice stuff, but the CS guard might be the nicest thing they make.
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 11,095
Posted By DesertRatliff
Just read that post by OC! Didn't realize RR...

Just read that post by OC! Didn't realize RR might be part of the plan. :clap:lurk
Forum: Australia 04-17-2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 31,780
Posted By DesertRatliff
A month and change since the last update...I...

A month and change since the last update...I thought I would give this thread a nudge.

I've been researching fairings for my 690 w/ Evo2 tanks and this came up.

Credit card in hand for...
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 16,279
Views: 913,714
Posted By DesertRatliff
Top 5 things I can say about that video: 5)....

Top 5 things I can say about that video:

5). Cut to the chase already. Watching that was about as entertaining as going through the gears on a stock WRR

4). 40 hours of head work?!!? That...
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2015, 05:04 AM
Replies: 842
Views: 65,456
Posted By DesertRatliff
^^^^ I happen to be partial to the look of your...

^^^^ I happen to be partial to the look of your bike devoid of busy-ness.

There are beautiful lines I hadn't noticed with all the stickers (particularly the "arrow" on the side of the...
Forum: Ride reports 04-17-2015, 04:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,896
Posted By DesertRatliff
No way! I'm in! Thanks for posting

No way! I'm in! Thanks for posting
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2015, 07:44 AM
Replies: 16,279
Views: 913,714
Posted By DesertRatliff
Adding 3.3 pounds of lever-saving,...

Adding 3.3 pounds of lever-saving, hand-protecting, cold-wind deflecting weight is a trade-of I'm willing to live with. I'm not scared to muscle around a few extra pounds as long as I have enough...
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2015, 12:55 PM
Replies: 22,125
Views: 2,700,643
Posted By DesertRatliff
No Kawasaki part will ever touch my KTM.:D ...

No Kawasaki part will ever touch my KTM.:D

Sorry...you lost me on carbs leaking fuel on top of pistons.
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2015, 06:20 AM
Replies: 16,279
Views: 913,714
Posted By DesertRatliff
I'm sure it'll look cool, and really, when it...

I'm sure it'll look cool, and really, when it comes to snorkels and "overlanding", isn't that all that matters?
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2015, 04:56 AM
Replies: 842
Views: 65,456
Posted By DesertRatliff
I'm not going to argue with any of MrWWhite's...

I'm not going to argue with any of MrWWhite's mechanical insights (if you've followed any of his threads/builds, you know why), but if the opportunity presents itself to go with something stronger...
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2015, 08:18 AM
Replies: 16,279
Views: 913,714
Posted By DesertRatliff
Totally forgot about this until now, but my WRR...

Totally forgot about this until now, but my WRR would randomly blow the 20amp fuse on the starter circuit. I could never figure out why and the first time it happened, I didn't have my allen wrench...
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2015, 06:09 AM
Replies: 22,125
Views: 2,700,643
Posted By DesertRatliff
If you're not trying to diagnose the problem, but...

If you're not trying to diagnose the problem, but just want to turn the fan on, it is operated with a ground switch.

Take a lead and ground it out (on a frame bolt or the like) and touch it to...
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2015, 04:16 AM
Replies: 16,279
Views: 913,714
Posted By DesertRatliff
I won't draw any lines in the sand, but this...

I won't draw any lines in the sand, but this hasn't been a WR thread for a long, long, long time now.

WELCOME! While you're up, grab me another beverage, would ya? :freaky

(and for the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2015, 04:55 AM
Replies: 842
Views: 65,456
Posted By DesertRatliff
I used these on my EVO2 tank install this winter....

I used these on my EVO2 tank install this winter. They're Goodridge quick disconnects and are about $50 depending on where you get them. Spendy...but soooo much better than the cheap plastic leaky...
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2015, 03:47 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,877
Posted By DesertRatliff
In anticipation of the heat, I added some...

In anticipation of the heat, I added some reflective heat shielding to the tank and the hose...but after seeing the above melted hose pic, might need to add more shielding.

I also used Motion...
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2015, 04:39 AM
Replies: 16,279
Views: 913,714
Posted By DesertRatliff
:clap:thumb Keep fightin' the good fight and...

:clap:thumb Keep fightin' the good fight and you'll be shreddin' around on that new 530 in no time!
Forum: Thumpers 04-10-2015, 10:32 AM
Replies: 16,279
Views: 913,714
Posted By DesertRatliff
Think this one is floating around in the ether of...

Think this one is floating around in the ether of this thread somewhere but....

Flat #5 on a White Rim trip. We had run out of tubes, patches and other solutions at this point and f#ck us if we...
Forum: Thumpers 04-10-2015, 07:13 AM
Replies: 842
Views: 65,456
Posted By DesertRatliff
Haven't heard this yet. What's the reasoning? I'm...

Haven't heard this yet. What's the reasoning? I'm :ear
Forum: Thumpers 04-10-2015, 05:52 AM
Replies: 16,279
Views: 913,714
Posted By DesertRatliff
Cheers to that! And I'm a firm believer in using...

Cheers to that! And I'm a firm believer in using trail tools even in the shop.

Except for torque wrenches. Those things get a little bulky on the trail. :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2015, 07:06 PM
Replies: 16,279
Views: 913,714
Posted By DesertRatliff
Naw...I think we covered that. Somebody said the...

Naw...I think we covered that. Somebody said the WRR had a nice tranny.
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2015, 09:16 AM
Replies: 16,279
Views: 913,714
Posted By DesertRatliff
Velvet ropes and appointments? A little...

Velvet ropes and appointments?

A little exclusive for the equivalent of a dozen or so half wits sitting in a padded corner poking plastic spoons into their eyes, don't ya think?

PS-I like...
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2015, 06:02 AM
Replies: 16,279
Views: 913,714
Posted By DesertRatliff
It's the other 20%, namely the water molecules in...

It's the other 20%, namely the water molecules in the air (humidity) and oxygen that can wreak havoc on seals and suspension internals. Nitrogen is dry and inert. Compressed air is not. Look at a...
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 936
Views: 261,910
Posted By DesertRatliff
I ordered some replacement stuff (LH tank, misc...

I ordered some replacement stuff (LH tank, misc parts), racks and extraneous goodies and the box was sent quick. I would say no more than 2 weeks to my door.
Forum: Thumpers 04-05-2015, 07:03 PM
Replies: 16,279
Views: 913,714
Posted By DesertRatliff
Rowdy Roddie Piper! Great movie. That line made...

Rowdy Roddie Piper! Great movie. That line made #7 of a pretty comprehensive list of one liners. Pretty accurate except #48 should have been #2.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nvg7ULHHZyo
Forum: Thumpers 04-05-2015, 06:00 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 11,095
Posted By DesertRatliff
Sweet! Looks great!:lurk And congrats on...

Sweet! Looks great!:lurk

And congrats on the rest of the bike, too. Really nice work.
Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2015, 01:48 PM
Replies: 16,279
Views: 913,714
Posted By DesertRatliff
Tell them their daddy was a siphon hose and their...

Tell them their daddy was a siphon hose and their mama was a diaphragm.

Badda bing....I'll be here all week.
Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 22,125
Views: 2,700,643
Posted By DesertRatliff
Was looking at aux lighting at Cyclops Adv Sports...

Was looking at aux lighting at Cyclops Adv Sports and noticed they've got a rally fairing, too. Not much info on the site, though. Anyone have more to go on?

...
Forum: Vendors 04-04-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 1,313
Views: 195,797
Posted By DesertRatliff
I'm using one of your products on my 690 and like...

I'm using one of your products on my 690 and like it (3600 lumen H4 bulb) but am interested in adding your Optimus aux lights. I just can't find a spec sheet listed on your site...lotta good info but...
Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 16,279
Views: 913,714
Posted By DesertRatliff
Sounds like a short in the switch, not the fuel...

Sounds like a short in the switch, not the fuel pump.

Better be safe and get a new 500 XC-W
Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2015, 06:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,147
Posted By DesertRatliff
^^^^ Good tips. Two more things come to mind: ...

^^^^ Good tips. Two more things come to mind:

1). Specifically on the 690, make sure all grounds are secure and uh...grounded. Take a small file and remove paint, powdercoat, etc from each and...
Forum: Thumpers 04-03-2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 18,827
Posted By DesertRatliff
Safety first!!

Safety first!!
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2015, 05:09 AM
Replies: 1,332
Views: 188,188
Posted By DesertRatliff
Thanks for the education guys. Looks like I've...

Thanks for the education guys. Looks like I've got a lot more to learn...which is really cool. EFI is pretty amazing.

o2 is enabled for the previously listed reasons for now. I'll spend more...
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2015, 04:07 AM
Replies: 1,332
Views: 188,188
Posted By DesertRatliff
Quick noob question. Just got comfortable with...

Quick noob question. Just got comfortable with Tune ECU (much more comfortable with carbs; EFI tuning is still new to me).

It was my understanding, from the bit of research I've done, that the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2015, 09:02 PM
Replies: 2,453
Views: 785,547
Posted By DesertRatliff
Yup...I'll be stealing both of those (well...on...

Yup...I'll be stealing both of those (well...on the fence about the tank protector sheet. $50 for a couple sheets is a bit steep, but it certainly looks trick and seems to work...so...?)
Forum: Ride reports 03-28-2015, 08:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,994
Posted By DesertRatliff
This looks like a good time. Count me in (on my...

This looks like a good time. Count me in (on my arm chair).
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 16,279
Views: 913,714
Posted By DesertRatliff
There are so many wrong things in this paragraph....

There are so many wrong things in this paragraph. :rofl

Nearly spit my beverage across the room.
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