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Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2015, 05:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,786
Posted By Duken4evr
Sounds really good. I have been using the MT43...

Sounds really good. I have been using the MT43 for awhile and that tire works great in dry rocky Colorado, but sometimes I go to Moab and while the MT is amazing on the slickrock, it is pretty...
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2015, 06:26 AM
Replies: 6,585
Views: 996,913
Posted By Duken4evr
I ran into the kill switch issue too. Sprayed...

I ran into the kill switch issue too. Sprayed some WD40 into it and worked the button a bunch of times, works fine now. I think the contacts get water on them and then some corrosion.
Forum: Thumpers 04-05-2015, 06:10 PM
Replies: 6,585
Views: 996,913
Posted By Duken4evr
Used to get a lot of front flats. I find running...

Used to get a lot of front flats. I find running a 90 series Geomax front tire lets me slam into rocky nasty sh%t with near impunity. Knock on wood, but no front flats since switching to that tire,...
Forum: Thumpers 04-03-2015, 07:42 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 17,872
Posted By Duken4evr
You know, I would be happy to square up the rims...

You know, I would be happy to square up the rims on your new Cross-Trainer over the rocks of Colorado and probably even dent that shiny new pipe on one of those rocks for you, all free of charge. ...
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2015, 03:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 621
Posted By Duken4evr
The Husky 610 and particularly the 630 (with it's...

The Husky 610 and particularly the 630 (with it's updates and better Showa forks) are highly sought after bikes by those who know. They did not sell all that well and are somewhat rare as a result,...
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2015, 03:50 PM
Replies: 6,585
Views: 996,913
Posted By Duken4evr
Stillwell is extremely good with WP suspension...

Stillwell is extremely good with WP suspension too, and he used to be in my back yard. Still depressed that he moved to AZ.

Dunno about his backlog. Probably long this time of year. Gotta do...
Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2015, 06:36 AM
Replies: 6,585
Views: 996,913
Posted By Duken4evr
Ugh. So sorry you are going through this. I...

Ugh. So sorry you are going through this. I recall a thread over on the Husaberg.org board where an owner installed a new Rekluse and clutch plates in his bike. He did not soak the plates in oil...
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 54,212
Posted By Duken4evr
Agree with the other posts about the PITA...

Agree with the other posts about the PITA marketing driven fork oil "weights". It seems to be pretty much trial and error, find something that works and stick with it. I too like the Silkolene 5...
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2015, 05:59 AM
Replies: 559
Views: 55,516
Posted By Duken4evr
Agree with the prior post, but it is funny how...

Agree with the prior post, but it is funny how finding a used Husky TE610/630 is almost impossible. Everybody wants them now. It seems we are slow on the uptake here.
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2015, 06:48 AM
Replies: 6,585
Views: 996,913
Posted By Duken4evr
I saw the MotoZ tire on a bike next to me in the...

I saw the MotoZ tire on a bike next to me in the staging area. Looks like a very cool tire. From this thread, it seems it works well, but does not last well in rocky western terrain.
...
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2015, 03:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,076
Posted By Duken4evr
Perfect bike for what you describe is the new...

Perfect bike for what you describe is the new Beta 300 Crosstrainer or KTM Freeride. As usual, the really good and new things cost money. The Beta $1,500 less than the KTM though. I predict lots...
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 6,585
Views: 996,913
Posted By Duken4evr
The rocker shaft galling/seizing is not common,...

The rocker shaft galling/seizing is not common, but not unheard of. I recall a post from KTM Talk by engine builder DJH. He said this:



Hope this helps.
Forum: Thumpers 03-09-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,076
Posted By Duken4evr
2Ts need a lot less maintenance than 4Ts, even if...

2Ts need a lot less maintenance than 4Ts, even if you ride the crap out of them. I have an '01 CR250 in the garage with probably 400 hours on it. The rear wheel bearings wore out from the miles and...
Forum: Thumpers 03-08-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,478
Posted By Duken4evr
It is still very quiet without the screen. With...

It is still very quiet without the screen. With the screen it will really be restricted/stuffed up and it may run hot. I too like quiet bikes, I have the same stock exhaust on my 'Berg and it is...
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2015, 06:36 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 10,120
Posted By Duken4evr
The western nation's corporate and political...

The western nation's corporate and political leaders have been selling us out for years so we all but have no choice as a consumer but to send our money to China, which is a nation that is unfriendly...
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2015, 06:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 463
Posted By Duken4evr
Put an All Balls rear wheel kit in the '01 CR250,...

Put an All Balls rear wheel kit in the '01 CR250, fit fine, seems fine. Probably worth paying more for OEM though.
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,507
Posted By Duken4evr
If it makes you feel any better, here is some...

If it makes you feel any better, here is some video proof that I know how you felt. I was particularly pleased with the crash induced camera detachment and resultant perfect aim toward me. A nice...
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2015, 06:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 590
Posted By Duken4evr
I have one of these, it makes mounting tires so...

I have one of these, it makes mounting tires so easy it is almost fun :evil

It is a clever design, pushes the bead over and down very nicely. No need for tire irons at all when using a tube. ...
Forum: Thumpers 03-01-2015, 06:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,492
Posted By Duken4evr
Ricky Carmichael is a midget and arguably the...

Ricky Carmichael is a midget and arguably the greatest of all time.

Rock on short dudes! :rofl
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2015, 06:18 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,411
Posted By Duken4evr
The KLR has to be a profitable bike for Kawasaki,...

The KLR has to be a profitable bike for Kawasaki, as it has been in production so long. Same with the DRZ400 for Suzuki. It may be that when the numbers are crunched, the profit per sale is such...
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2015, 06:52 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 16,365
Posted By Duken4evr
If you have not seen it, Halfthrottle explains...

If you have not seen it, Halfthrottle explains the KLR thing in the funniest way imaginable. :rofl

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YvYBwBNwhU&list=PL67BB465FA737CDAF&index=3
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,283
Posted By Duken4evr
A friend of mine had one of those when we were in...

A friend of mine had one of those when we were in High School. His would start but not keep running and he had gone insane trying to figure it out. I pulled the fuel filter bowl, removed the round...
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2015, 07:02 AM
Replies: 6,585
Views: 996,913
Posted By Duken4evr
Nice pics Woods Wizard. Seems we have all been...

Nice pics Woods Wizard. Seems we have all been to the Crystal Mill. When we go stay in Crested Butte and ride, I always like to start with that loop for the first ride. Nice and scenic, and not...
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2015, 07:09 AM
Replies: 6,585
Views: 996,913
Posted By Duken4evr
Regarding my prior pic, not photoshopped or...

Regarding my prior pic, not photoshopped or altered. I don't have that kind of talent. It really was that awesome :D

Nice pic PABiker. Ah, the Crystal Mill. The "Devil's punchbowl" leading...
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2015, 07:12 PM
Replies: 6,585
Views: 996,913
Posted By Duken4evr
That is a great pic of a sweet 390. Good...

That is a great pic of a sweet 390. Good marketing there.

My 450 is not for sale, but if I ever do put it up for sale, I am going to use this picture. Poor buyer, he will pay whatever I ask eh?...
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2015, 06:55 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 6,644
Posted By Duken4evr
Grinder, You have a TE630 and a 610 SM? ...

Grinder,

You have a TE630 and a 610 SM? Lucky bastard :evil
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2015, 06:47 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 6,644
Posted By Duken4evr
KTMs are the Harleys of the off road world. ...

KTMs are the Harleys of the off road world. People like to farkle them up. The reality is the KTM and all of the other Euro brands for that matter, come far more ready to ride than their Japanese...
Forum: Thumpers 02-17-2015, 05:02 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 6,644
Posted By Duken4evr
A friend has the 690 and after riding it, I loved...

A friend has the 690 and after riding it, I loved it. The engine is of the Hand of God variety. I fell in love with it, as I am a total whore for corrupting levels of horsepower :evil Shallow,...
Forum: Thumpers 02-17-2015, 06:50 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 6,644
Posted By Duken4evr
Seems to me the closest thing available to what...

Seems to me the closest thing available to what the OP would like is a clean used Husky TE610/630. It has a 6 speed WR trans, same weight as a DRZ with far more power (after uncorking them), good...
Forum: Thumpers 02-15-2015, 04:28 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 68,566
Posted By Duken4evr
Owned a 500 back in the 90s. Sure, it made no...

Owned a 500 back in the 90s. Sure, it made no functional sense, but it was the most entertaining dirt bike I have ever owned. It was like it had an unruly raging soul :evil

Putting as long as...
Forum: Thumpers 02-01-2015, 01:54 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,019
Posted By Duken4evr
Agree with the others about no need for SuMo...

Agree with the others about no need for SuMo wheels. The mighty 500 will jump curbs, cross grass medians and go up/down concrete stairs while fleeing the police much better on the bigger diameter...
Forum: Thumpers 01-27-2015, 06:38 AM
Replies: 6,585
Views: 996,913
Posted By Duken4evr
Did the weep hole mod on my FE450 when it was...

Did the weep hole mod on my FE450 when it was new, no leaking from the water pump at 140 hours.

For an inexpensive in line quick disconnect replacing fuel filter, the Duralast FF3330 filter at...
Forum: Australia 01-19-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 964
Posted By Duken4evr
I always buy in the winter and sell in the...

I always buy in the winter and sell in the summer. That is the beauty of having a spare dirt bike in the garage :evil
Forum: Thumpers 01-10-2015, 05:32 AM
Replies: 6,585
Views: 996,913
Posted By Duken4evr
Sweet bike, the best true 50/50 dual sport bike...

Sweet bike, the best true 50/50 dual sport bike ever made IMO. A modern day updated Honda XL600, and that is a compliment, as the XL in it's day was the most fun motorcycle I have ever owned. ...
Forum: Thumpers 01-07-2015, 06:46 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,019
Posted By Duken4evr
Beautiful bike 181. I rode a friend's 500 in the...

Beautiful bike 181. I rode a friend's 500 in the dirt, it is a fantastic bike.

These types of bikes are great below 65 mph. It is not that they can't go freeway speeds, but the narrow seat and the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-01-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 928
Posted By Duken4evr
Looks interesting! Will definitely look for the...

Looks interesting! Will definitely look for the ride reports, especially from trials tire users like me, who run an MT-43.
Forum: Thumpers 01-01-2015, 11:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,622
Posted By Duken4evr
Your current bike's predecessor, the old standby...

Your current bike's predecessor, the old standby CRF230L will safely go on the street and do trails. My friend had one, it had good easy low rpm power and it could grunt along and rock crawl all day...
Forum: Thumpers 12-31-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 6,585
Views: 996,913
Posted By Duken4evr
No Toil dissolved the seam glue and wrecked my...

No Toil dissolved the seam glue and wrecked my filters on my old DRZ400, I is easier to rinse out, but you have to use their filters with it. I surmise the No Toil specific filters do not fall apart...
Forum: Thumpers 12-30-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 6,585
Views: 996,913
Posted By Duken4evr
It is a bit of a PITA, but taking off the 70...

It is a bit of a PITA, but taking off the 70 Degree tank would probably be worth around $400 extra to one of the many seeking them now that they are out of production without impacting the resale...
Forum: Thumpers 12-30-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 6,585
Views: 996,913
Posted By Duken4evr
The harsh front end feeling in the rocks may be...

The harsh front end feeling in the rocks may be due to soft stock fork springs which have the forks down in harsher mid stroke. I went one step stiffer to from the stock .44 to .46 springs in front...
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