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Forum: Thumpers Today, 02:17 PM
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Posted By big_sur
4 and then part of 5. I'll give it a meh. Scenery...

4 and then part of 5. I'll give it a meh. Scenery was pretty epic per usual in CO but the xChallenge with knobbies was serious overkill. You'd be perfectly fine doing that route on anything short of...
Forum: Thumpers Today, 12:19 PM
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Posted By big_sur
Did a couple sections of the COBDR and some other...

Did a couple sections of the COBDR and some other stuff we worked in over the weekend. Luggage setup worked really well with plenty of sliding, jumping etc. :thumb Getting the Rotopax worked in is...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... Today, 05:58 AM
Replies: 777
Views: 112,294
Posted By big_sur
Yeah, we ended up bypassing Hagerman, but went up...

Yeah, we ended up bypassing Hagerman, but went up the back side of it out-and-back just for kicks. Weston was completely dry.

I'm not sure about the first three sections, but honestly the parts...
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 4,175
Views: 675,057
Posted By big_sur
Replace the shaft seal. Had the same problem and...

Replace the shaft seal. Had the same problem and easy fix
Forum: Road Warriors 06-25-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 1,849
Views: 253,432
Posted By big_sur
Thanks for the feedback. Sounds like it's the...

Thanks for the feedback. Sounds like it's the same design as other KTM cam chain tensions. If so, I just use some valve shims to set the 90% (since I imagine 90% is defined in mm in the manual) so...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-25-2015, 09:04 AM
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Posted By big_sur
It's not an option

It's not an option
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2015, 11:09 AM
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Posted By big_sur
I really like 606's....on my 650 dual sport. ...

I really like 606's....on my 650 dual sport.

I've recently become a fan of the MX81 on the back if you're looking for a knobby for riding at lower elevation. Non-DOT though. The Maxxis 6 days...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-23-2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 777
Views: 112,294
Posted By big_sur
Anybody ride Sec 4 yet? Still wondering about...

Anybody ride Sec 4 yet? Still wondering about Weston and Hagerman passes for this weekend.... :ear
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2015, 08:18 AM
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Posted By big_sur
Nice, thanks for the setup btw! Shouldn't need...

Nice, thanks for the setup btw! Shouldn't need the rotopax for this weekend but I've got an Al plate coming soon to get that back in action. Did you kind of model that off the wolfman pawnee plate,...
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2015, 06:13 AM
Replies: 4,175
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Posted By big_sur
MT43 in the back is a good choice if you're...

MT43 in the back is a good choice if you're riding up high here. I wouldn't worry too much about DOT, I've never been hassled
Forum: Thumpers 06-22-2015, 08:22 PM
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Posted By big_sur
^Nice, any tips on that luggage setup? I just got...

^Nice, any tips on that luggage setup? I just got the exact same bags, but haven't tried it out yet. Doing a couple sections of the COBDR this weekend though so it's about to get a workout.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-21-2015, 05:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,386
Posted By big_sur
Kingston Peak - 10.8k Closed just past the mud...

Kingston Peak - 10.8k Closed just past the mud puddles...
http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l71/qc415/IMG_0420.jpg
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-18-2015, 07:10 AM
Replies: 777
Views: 112,294
Posted By big_sur
What do you guys think the chances of running...

What do you guys think the chances of running section 4 next weekend (27th) are? I haven't gotten above 11.4k yet this year so I'm thinking it would take a lot of melting in the next week and a half...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-17-2015, 07:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,386
Posted By big_sur
It's all about the double entendre :D 10.8k...

It's all about the double entendre :D

10.8k - Fall River Rd

http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l71/qc415/2015-06-17%2017.01.56.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 06-15-2015, 08:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 316
Posted By big_sur
I noticed mine was running hot too and there was...

I noticed mine was running hot too and there was a ton of dirt in the radiator. I need to fix the fender.
Forum: Thumpers 06-14-2015, 08:46 PM
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Posted By big_sur
Thanks, $150\day (+$18 for insurance)...

Thanks, $150\day (+$18 for insurance) http://kauaimotorcyclerental.com/
Forum: Thumpers 06-14-2015, 08:41 PM
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Posted By big_sur
Got back from vacation and back on the bike....

Got back from vacation and back on the bike. Played around with gearing a little...I was down 1 in the front and up 2 in the back, but it was a little strung out on the highway so I changed the front...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-14-2015, 08:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,386
Posted By big_sur
How High Did You Get Today?

With spring\summer upon us, I know there's a bunch of us wondering where the snow is or isn't but it's also just a good reason to go play in the mountains.

Game on! :evil

Geneva Creek ...
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2015, 08:16 PM
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Posted By big_sur
Rented a WR on my vacation in Kauai and you guys...

Rented a WR on my vacation in Kauai and you guys have a great bike. Kind of lacking down low, but really impressive for a dual sport off-road. Once you rev it up, it's got good power and it's just a...
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2015, 07:37 PM
Replies: 4,175
Views: 675,057
Posted By big_sur
How many miles do you put on it? I usually put at...

How many miles do you put on it? I usually put at least 10k per year on my motorcycles in total, which there's no way I would ever do that on the 350. That would be a ridiculous amount of maintenance...
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2015, 07:21 PM
Replies: 4,175
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Posted By big_sur
Let me ask you these two things: Do you...

Let me ask you these two things:

Do you have other motorcycles?
How many miles do you expect to put on it per year?


For one, note that almost everybody in this thread has other bikes,...
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 4,175
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Posted By big_sur
There's a cap and plug that should come with the...

There's a cap and plug that should come with the bike or you could order from your dealer.
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2015, 11:53 AM
Replies: 4,175
Views: 675,057
Posted By big_sur
Having just rented a wr on vacation, I'd probably...

Having just rented a wr on vacation, I'd probably keep your bike given those last three considerations unless you're really hell bent on doing some gnarly single track. The wr is better all around...
Forum: Vendors 06-10-2015, 08:10 PM
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Views: 235,400
Posted By big_sur
Is there a way to download all the tracks...

Is there a way to download all the tracks efficiently or show more on the google map on the site? The clustering is really tight (I know, average ADVer has an x286) but it makes me zoom in to the...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-06-2015, 09:10 PM
Replies: 1,849
Views: 253,432
Posted By big_sur
Or more importantly, do you want that much...

Or more importantly, do you want that much weight? I don't care if you put Johnny Walker on that thing, you're not doing anything technical with a 450lb bike and you're going to get smoked by any...
Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2015, 01:28 PM
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Posted By big_sur
Yeah I put one in and it's definitely better but...

Yeah I put one in and it's definitely better but it's nowhere close to the BD light on my 350
Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2015, 01:04 PM
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Posted By big_sur
Has anyone put a Baja designs or similar led...

Has anyone put a Baja designs or similar led headlight on? Looking for more light but would prefer to avoid aux lights as I've found them to be a little fragile for my use
Forum: Road Warriors 06-05-2015, 12:15 PM
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Views: 253,432
Posted By big_sur
Seems kind of silly

Seems kind of silly
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 06-04-2015, 04:37 AM
Replies: 85
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Posted By big_sur
My spot worked perfectly when I had to use it for...

My spot worked perfectly when I had to use it for a riding friend. Can't say I've ever dealt with their customer service, but then again, that's not why I pay them.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-01-2015, 07:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 951
Posted By big_sur
Rain gear + mesh. It doesn't usually rain for...

Rain gear + mesh. It doesn't usually rain for long here.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-29-2015, 08:57 PM
Replies: 16,707
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Posted By big_sur
Metzeler Enduro 3 Sahara tires - 900 miles on...

Metzeler Enduro 3 Sahara tires - 900 miles on them.
90/90-21
140/80-18
$20
http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/24/81386bfe87b5dba4b9c6de50d3abc287.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 05-28-2015, 11:50 AM
Replies: 8,272
Views: 1,348,720
Posted By big_sur
I left the baffle in and it's not too loud but...

I left the baffle in and it's not too loud but definitely a little throatier than stock. Maybe if I get some time I'll take it out to compare.


It's an MSR aluminum one :deal Recognize anywhere...
Forum: Thumpers 05-28-2015, 09:17 AM
Replies: 8,272
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Posted By big_sur
Do you use those with their bags or do they work...

Do you use those with their bags or do they work well enough with other luggage? I'll probably go Wolfman for the luggage since they're local and have some good deals at the factory clearance sales.
Forum: Thumpers 05-28-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 8,272
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Posted By big_sur
Thinking about luggage now...is hepco becker the...

Thinking about luggage now...is hepco becker the only manufacturer of racks\standoffs to support soft bags on the back?
Forum: Thumpers 05-28-2015, 08:08 AM
Replies: 4,175
Views: 675,057
Posted By big_sur
I've got 13/51 gearing which is great off-road,...

I've got 13/51 gearing which is great off-road, but I wouldn't want to spend any significant time at highway speeds.
Forum: Thumpers 05-27-2015, 07:38 PM
Replies: 8,272
Views: 1,348,720
Posted By big_sur
New GPR exhaust came today. Reasonably well made...

New GPR exhaust came today. Reasonably well made but instructions were "remove old exhaust, replace with new exhaust." Hopefully it's on there correctly :huh Either way, it's definitely lighter and...
Forum: Thumpers 05-26-2015, 08:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 222
Posted By big_sur
Check the 350 thread for more info on adjusting...

Check the 350 thread for more info on adjusting it but yes, it definitely helps richen it up a bit. My '13 starts noticeably easier and the bottom end seems better.
Forum: Thumpers 05-26-2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 8,272
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Posted By big_sur
I believe you can put the pegs on from the...

I believe you can put the pegs on from the xCountry
Forum: Thumpers 05-26-2015, 08:08 AM
Replies: 8,272
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Posted By big_sur
I had that same issue one day but I did the FI...

I had that same issue one day but I did the FI reset (turn key on, open throttle slowly, close slowly, turn key off, turn key on, start bike no throttle) and it went away. I also saw the fuel pump...
Forum: Thumpers 05-25-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 4,175
Views: 675,057
Posted By big_sur
Yup, sorry man

Yup, sorry man
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