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Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2014, 04:28 PM
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Posted By simonpig
Good stuff. The most interesting graph is the...

Good stuff. The most interesting graph is the "Accumulative Gain" Graph:

The takeaway is that with the run time/air conditions being equal:

• The K&N clogs up faster, passes through a little...
Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2014, 07:36 PM
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Posted By simonpig
Yes, it uses the stock fins. I use to own the...

Yes, it uses the stock fins. I use to own the force. I crash allot and getting the plastic side panels on and off with the force is a bitch. Not to mention if you ever have to remove the radiator to...
Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2014, 03:52 PM
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Posted By simonpig
Congratulations. Flog it often. It likes it. ...

Congratulations. Flog it often. It likes it.

Been a lot of talk about radiator guards, just want to say, get the GYTR/Moose racing one and be done with it. The flatlands without a brace is useless...
Forum: Ride reports 08-24-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,309
Posted By simonpig
Subscribed. Nice pictures.

Subscribed. Nice pictures.
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 44,461
Views: 8,539,880
Posted By simonpig
From what I understand, you don't need to drop...

From what I understand, you don't need to drop the forks unless you've got one of those lowering links which drops the rear an additional 1" from the stock lowering adjustment.

I'm pretty...
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2014, 03:57 PM
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Posted By simonpig
+1. Or even keep the forks level in triples and...

+1. Or even keep the forks level in triples and you would be ok. If you've got tall rear tires (D606) that'll even out the 1/2 inch lowering.

The WRR is already quick steering due to shorter...
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2014, 03:49 PM
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Posted By simonpig
I'd consider 75mph with no headshake a win,...

I'd consider 75mph with no headshake a win, considering it's a dual sport bike with a 21" knobby wheel and a light front end. I bet if you had a 17" Sumo wheel setup with big brake rotors, the front...
Forum: Ride reports 08-18-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,181
Posted By simonpig
Glad you're ok and are able to continue on,...

Glad you're ok and are able to continue on, Terminator style.
Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 44,461
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Posted By simonpig
These are somethings that could cause headshake: ...

These are somethings that could cause headshake:

• New knobbies not run in yet
• Too much tire pressure on a (newish knobby)
• A great weight imbalance between front rear suspension
• Objects...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-15-2014, 11:11 AM
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Posted By simonpig
Accountants with badges, I say. Pulled over and...

Accountants with badges, I say. Pulled over and ticketed yesterday going eastward on the LIE because of a checkpoint. Cops were deliberately causing a traffic slowdown to a snails pace, so they can...
Forum: Thumpers 08-14-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,363
Posted By simonpig
After washing the bike after the Quarry Run, I...

After washing the bike after the Quarry Run, I noticed my kickstand was all loose. When I looked at it, I couldn't figure out how the kickstand was secured to the shaft.

I was looking for a cinch...
Forum: Ride reports 08-12-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,181
Posted By simonpig
I had the same experience. At the end of the day,...

I had the same experience. At the end of the day, I quickly logged my day in a small digital journal keeping it short but concise. On those days where I had more time or access, I would post and add...
Forum: Ride reports 08-11-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,113
Posted By simonpig
Excellent. Really enjoying your trip report. :clap

Excellent. Really enjoying your trip report. :clap
Forum: Ride reports 08-10-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,208
Posted By simonpig
You're blazing trails man. Good luck. I'm...

You're blazing trails man. Good luck. I'm following along with hopes I might be able to do the whole thing myself.
Forum: Thumpers 08-10-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,363
Posted By simonpig
Thanks. Appreciate your thoughts. The idle seemed...

Thanks. Appreciate your thoughts. The idle seemed fine and the engine would stay lit without any coaxing or nursing the throttle. THere's room to go higher on the idle, but I didn't want it so high...
Forum: Thumpers 08-10-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,363
Posted By simonpig
Does it look like it's hitting too hard from the...

Does it look like it's hitting too hard from the videos? I thought it felt ok, but more smoothness is alway a plus.
Forum: Thumpers 08-10-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,363
Posted By simonpig
I have no idea? I think it's the middle one. The...

I have no idea? I think it's the middle one. The previous owner put that one in.
Forum: Thumpers 08-10-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,363
Posted By simonpig
2014 Hancock Quarry Run - Raw Footage ...

2014 Hancock Quarry Run - Raw Footage

Saturday

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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-09-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 10,266
Posted By simonpig
2nd video - Sunday. getting more comfy. ...

2nd video - Sunday. getting more comfy.

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Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 25,482
Posted By simonpig
Uploaded the 1st of 3 videos for the Quarry Run...

Uploaded the 1st of 3 videos for the Quarry Run on the 300 2 stroke here (http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=24801958&postcount=64).

Agreed. All bikes reach a breaking point for their use....
Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 2,431
Views: 224,730
Posted By simonpig
Dropping some video. Second half of Sundays ride...

Dropping some video. Second half of Sundays ride at Hancock, NY Quarry Run this past weekend. Happy to have the 300 as a weapon for this stuff.

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Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,363
Posted By simonpig
2014 Quarry Run - Film p. 3 Sunday - the...

2014 Quarry Run - Film p. 3

Sunday - the second half of which I find the thousand yard stare pointing the 300 like a laser through the mud and shale. At the end, misfits would tear down an arrow...
Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,363
Posted By simonpig
2014 Quarry Run - Film p.2 Sunday - the...

2014 Quarry Run - Film p.2

Sunday - the first half in which I gain newly found wisdom and confidence aboard the 300. Plenty of rough singletrack and woods roads to get zen on.

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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-08-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 10,266
Posted By simonpig
Here's a mixtape edit of Saturday's ride. First...

Here's a mixtape edit of Saturday's ride. First proper ride on the 300. By Sunday, I was feeling pretty good on it. Saturday—not so much.

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Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,363
Posted By simonpig
2014 Quarry Run - Film p.1 Saturday -...

2014 Quarry Run - Film p.1

Saturday - Getting to know the bike. Getting lost and trying to find an alternate route. Running out of gas.

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Forum: Thumpers 08-07-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 25,482
Posted By simonpig
Thanks! If anyone is interested, I just got back...

Thanks! If anyone is interested, I just got back from doing the Quarry Run on the KTM 300 EXC this past weekend. I've got a trail ride report here...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-06-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 10,266
Posted By simonpig
Sunday afternoon. <iframe...

Sunday afternoon.

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Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,363
Posted By simonpig
2014 Quarry Run - Hancock, NY 8.2–8.3 I...

2014 Quarry Run - Hancock, NY 8.2–8.3

I attended this ride last year (http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=22052885&postcount=104) and previous years on my WR250R and since last year's ass...
Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 25,482
Posted By simonpig
That might've been a typo on his part? Don't know...

That might've been a typo on his part? Don't know the actual mm difference. I can measure it at some point and let you know.

I am not aware of any axle differences between the WRR and the WRX. I...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-05-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 10,266
Posted By simonpig
That's terrible! Sorry to hear.

That's terrible! Sorry to hear.
Forum: Thumpers 08-01-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 44,461
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Posted By simonpig
+1. It'll solve your clutch woes.

+1. It'll solve your clutch woes.
Forum: Australia 07-31-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 939
Posted By simonpig
Yah, don't get sentimental with the digi stuff....

Yah, don't get sentimental with the digi stuff. They are disposable bricks after several years. Panasonic TS4 or TS5 would probably be on the same image quality level as the upgraded Olympus I got,...
Forum: Australia 07-31-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 939
Posted By simonpig
Olympus Tough TG2 or TG3. Use to have a last...

Olympus Tough TG2 or TG3. Use to have a last generation Panasonic TS3 Rugged and that was good, but the Olympus has been a big improvement in every way.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-30-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,305
Posted By simonpig
+1 Being smooth is key. I'll add that you should...

+1 Being smooth is key. I'll add that you should know the limits of your tire design and trust they will hold traction with regards to road conditions.

Understand that you have to be going fast...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-28-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,305
Posted By simonpig
What he said. Weight a little forward helps for...

What he said. Weight a little forward helps for sure. It will help the front settle and bite into the turn. Also gives you front end feedback. Many people, myself included when I was starting out,...
Forum: Thumpers 07-27-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 44,461
Views: 8,539,880
Posted By simonpig
IF it throws a chain… it's not common, but it...

IF it throws a chain… it's not common, but it does happen. Mine came apart due to a bent sprocket teeth on the rear.
Forum: Thumpers 07-26-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 44,461
Views: 8,539,880
Posted By simonpig
Sounds good to me. Someone mentioned going with a...

Sounds good to me. Someone mentioned going with a 14t for better clearance for chain guide wear. It helps, but not as much of an issue if you have your chain tension in the ballpark. as seen above...
Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 44,461
Views: 8,539,880
Posted By simonpig
I run 12/47 which is equal to 13/50. It feels...

I run 12/47 which is equal to 13/50. It feels fantastic on the trails. On the highway, still can go cruise 65 all day long, with some power to pass. It's the best of the both worlds IMO, If running...
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 2,431
Views: 224,730
Posted By simonpig
That terrain looks 300 worthy.

That terrain looks 300 worthy.
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 44,461
Views: 8,539,880
Posted By simonpig
Nice

Nice
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