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Forum: Thumpers 10-20-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 399
Posted By ntm1973
Actually, it is just the opposite of "people...

Actually, it is just the opposite of "people thinking they are better than everyone else"

I think that if you are smart enough to afford an very nice and expensive motorcycle, then I'm sure you...
Forum: Thumpers 10-20-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 399
Posted By ntm1973
I'll give you a crisp $20.00 and my 1996 dr650...

I'll give you a crisp $20.00 and my 1996 dr650 for everything but the skid plate, you can keep that and make up what you lost on the bike trade.

I commend you for advertising outside of the...
Forum: Thumpers 10-17-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 11,491
Views: 549,224
Posted By ntm1973
Kyns, I'm not sure what the 2015 WRF...

Kyns,


I'm not sure what the 2015 WRF has to do with WRR regret but.......

That new wrf does look really good but what does it have that a KTM XCFW doesn't already have? The maintenance...
Forum: Thumpers 10-10-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 17,840
Posted By ntm1973
No, I don't honestly think that, I was being...

No, I don't honestly think that, I was being sarcastic. Hence the :) at the end of my sentence.
Forum: Thumpers 10-09-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 17,840
Posted By ntm1973
Mark, You totally miss the point. If the...

Mark,

You totally miss the point. If the Japanese built a upscale dual sport it would be less expensive, better performing, more reliable and require less maintenance than a Euro brand. :)
Forum: Thumpers 10-06-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 17,840
Posted By ntm1973
Dirt bike service is in hours because the...

Dirt bike service is in hours because the manufacture doesn't know if you are slipping the clutch up some rocky, muddy goat trail or cruising on a dirt road. They assume the worst and recommend an...
Forum: Thumpers 10-06-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 17,840
Posted By ntm1973
Mark, There is nothing wrong with picking a...

Mark,

There is nothing wrong with picking a bike for your needs. If a klx250 or crf250 suit you needs, then great. I've had most of the major Japanese dual sports and enjoyed riding each and...
Forum: Thumpers 10-04-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,556
Posted By ntm1973
Ohenry, I want to make sure I am being...

Ohenry,

I want to make sure I am being clear here: Are you saying that your KLX will start without a battery? Because that is the only way to say that the ignition is separate from the...
Forum: Thumpers 10-03-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,556
Posted By ntm1973
Ohenry, I am not disagreeing that a carb...

Ohenry,

I am not disagreeing that a carb bike is simple and more full proof than FI but a wrr (and most FI bikes) can be bumped started the same as a KLX. Also, the KLX will not run with "no...
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,622
Posted By ntm1973
MT43 user here.

Because they work really well just about everywhere but certain kinds of mud and they last a long time. They also have lower rolling resistance on the road.
I ran a trials tire all summer and...
Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 11,491
Views: 549,224
Posted By ntm1973
This is worth pointing out for anyone stretching...

This is worth pointing out for anyone stretching their oil changes because of recommended mileage. I change my wrr every 1500 miles and that is probably to long when I am doing a lot of tight woods...
Forum: Thumpers 09-19-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,563
Posted By ntm1973
I replaced my klr with a dr650. The dr was much...

I replaced my klr with a dr650. The dr was much better offroad for a guy my size. On a whim, I picked up a klx250 used and cheap which was worlds better offroad than the DR, then to a WR250r and...
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 45,362
Views: 8,882,792
Posted By ntm1973
Sleddog, I'm impressed and intrigued by...

Sleddog,

I'm impressed and intrigued by your roadside replacement. Kudos to you!

Did you take the old pump out of the housing or did you figure out a way to rig it without taking the old...
Forum: Thumpers 09-07-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 481
Posted By ntm1973
Dual Sport Kits 2012+ KTM's

I recently picked up a 2013 KTM 250 xcfw and am trying to figure out what dual sport kit to go with.

I need:

A brake light activated by front and rear braking.

A horn.

Turn Signals
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 45,362
Views: 8,882,792
Posted By ntm1973
Just throwing this out there. The ultimate air...

Just throwing this out there. The ultimate air box mod looks harder than it is. The top comes off easy and the cutting doesn't take much time. Maybe a 2 hour job if you take your time. I can't...
Forum: Thumpers 09-01-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 5,765
Views: 829,586
Posted By ntm1973
The fe390 looks like an awesome bike. Is there...

The fe390 looks like an awesome bike. Is there anyway of knowing if the fuel pump/filter has been replaced when looking at a 2011 used bike?
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 11,928
Posted By ntm1973
We haven't had real "Capitalism" in this country...

We haven't had real "Capitalism" in this country for over a hundred years.

And to the OP and anyone else that routinely bitches about what companies do or don't make:

I don't think most...
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 45,362
Views: 8,882,792
Posted By ntm1973
Could it be something as simple as a loose...

Could it be something as simple as a loose ground?

Unfortunately, if you had ethanol gas sitting in the fuel system for all this time then you could have a problem with the injector or fuel pump....
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 45,362
Views: 8,882,792
Posted By ntm1973
Those FMF settings seem kind of rich to me,...

Those FMF settings seem kind of rich to me, especially with you being in CO. I run 2.5, 3, .5, 4, 4, 5 at see level with the "ultimate air box mod", stock filter and megabomb header. If your fan is...
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 45,362
Views: 8,882,792
Posted By ntm1973
The terrain that needs clutch work with the 14...

The terrain that needs clutch work with the 14 would need it with a 13 in my experience.
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 45,362
Views: 8,882,792
Posted By ntm1973
I trimmed my case saver to fit the 14t but in my...

I trimmed my case saver to fit the 14t but in my opinion the whole changing out front sprocket thing is a bad idea on this bike and not necessary. The wrench needed to remove and properly toque the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 11,491
Views: 549,224
Posted By ntm1973
no regrets

Wow, I can't believe this thread is still going and even managed to include some sky ski and jet ski pics!

I see KTM riders get bashed for being fan boys and wrr riders get bashed for being...
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 45,362
Views: 8,882,792
Posted By ntm1973
FMF q4 stock Header

Is anyone running a FMF q4 with a stock header? I am thinking of going to the Q4 but I've seen a few reports of the mega bomb cracking at the welds in cold water. Has anyone gone from a stock...
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 45,362
Views: 8,882,792
Posted By ntm1973
Can you elaborate on what it does exactly? Is...

Can you elaborate on what it does exactly? Is it a shorter rotation? I thought the on off feel was a product of efi.
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 45,362
Views: 8,882,792
Posted By ntm1973
Good lighting

All loaded up for a camping/riding weekend at Allegheny National Forest.

What a great way to spend a few days! Although I am still on the fence regarding the MT43. Great on rocks and when dry but...
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 45,362
Views: 8,882,792
Posted By ntm1973
In that case, the groove isn't looking so...

In that case, the groove isn't looking so hot(about the same as mine looked before I pulled the piece for inspection and replaced it.) I would pull the plastic piece and have a good look at the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 45,362
Views: 8,882,792
Posted By ntm1973
You can't tell by looking at chain tension. I...

You can't tell by looking at chain tension. I replaced mine at 4,000 miles. I am now running a 14x49 and hope to get more mileage out of the next guide.
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 45,362
Views: 8,882,792
Posted By ntm1973
Suspension Setup

I've got about 1500 miles on my wr and like the bike a lot. However, the suspension seems to need some attention. I'm about 180lbs in all my gear and get 3.75'' of rear sag (after backing the...
Forum: Thumpers 11-24-2013, 08:24 PM
Replies: 11,491
Views: 549,224
Posted By ntm1973
+1 also, I think a lot people don't...

+1

also,

I think a lot people don't understand that the US dual sport market is small at best. It seems like a big deal to us because we are absorbed in it but the reality is that it is a...
Forum: Thumpers 11-24-2013, 01:24 PM
Replies: 11,491
Views: 549,224
Posted By ntm1973
I recently picked up a wr on closeout after...

I recently picked up a wr on closeout after riding a klx250s and a dr650 for the past few years. If money isn't an issue and I was trailering my bike to the riding area (or lived close to good...
Forum: Thumpers 11-23-2013, 11:38 AM
Replies: 45,362
Views: 8,882,792
Posted By ntm1973
Caucasian, Thanks for posting that. It is...

Caucasian,

Thanks for posting that. It is exactly the perspective I was hoping for. I am surprised that you said that it doesn't feel any different because it looks huge in comparison. I am...
Forum: Thumpers 11-16-2013, 10:09 PM
Replies: 45,362
Views: 8,882,792
Posted By ntm1973
Gas tanks

I am looking to get a larger gas tank for my 2012 wr250r. Does anyone have a side by side picture of a wr with a IMS 4.7 tank and a stock tank?

I like the way the bike rides with the stock tank...
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2013, 10:18 PM
Replies: 45,362
Views: 8,882,792
Posted By ntm1973
Not to be contrary but that is why I carry a...

Not to be contrary but that is why I carry a spare tube and masterlink! However, I understand what you are saying....lots of things can go wrong.
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2013, 09:24 PM
Replies: 45,362
Views: 8,882,792
Posted By ntm1973
Fuel Pump

I got a wr250r recently and have been enjoying the bike but the FI has me a little uneasy. I don't want it to fail far from home (who does?) and I am thinking about picking up a spare fuel pump from...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-17-2013, 09:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,322
Posted By ntm1973
What part of Pittsburgh are you living in? What...

What part of Pittsburgh are you living in? What kind of riding do you have in mind? Dirt roads? Double track? Single Track?

Allegheny National Forest is a good time and has a little of...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-17-2013, 09:29 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,187
Posted By ntm1973
Great looking ride

That WV ride looked like an awesome route! I'd like to hook up with you guys for the next trip but can't make the 20th. Did anyone keep a gps track file for the overnighter into WV?
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2013, 09:19 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 49,171
Posted By ntm1973
Thanks for the first hand experience perspective....

Thanks for the first hand experience perspective. It is rare to get an opinion from someone that has actually owned both bikes.

I was looking forward to the crf250l but it seems that by the time...
Forum: Thumpers 05-27-2013, 03:20 PM
Replies: 11,446
Views: 2,424,315
Posted By ntm1973
I used a JD2 manual bender. Couldn't be happier...

I used a JD2 manual bender. Couldn't be happier with the bender.
Forum: Thumpers 05-27-2013, 02:13 PM
Replies: 11,446
Views: 2,424,315
Posted By ntm1973
KLX250s rack for wolfman bags

I don't see Wolfman making a rack for a 7 year old motorcycle anytime soon so I bent and welded up these today:

http://i1284.photobucket.com/albums/a568/ntm1973/rightrack_zps2e849d93.jpg

I...
Forum: Thumpers 12-12-2012, 09:56 AM
Replies: 470
Views: 35,792
Posted By ntm1973
Don't tell me you just turned this thread into a...

Don't tell me you just turned this thread into a dr vs klr vs ktm thread. Why don't we discuss what tire is best and how about 1911 vs glock or 45 vs 9mm too. Lets just get it all out there into...
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