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Forum: Road warriors 07-23-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,286
Posted By Navin
Is this the Bajaj influence creeping in at KTM? I...

Is this the Bajaj influence creeping in at KTM? I was nervous about the 390, if the 1290 is a turdsickle I'll be frigging disgusted. I owned 3 950s and dozens of singles from KTM. All were extremely...
Forum: Road warriors 07-22-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 930
Posted By Navin
Good thinking, now you know you aren't wasting...

Good thinking, now you know you aren't wasting your time. I'd have expected a possible bent valve or severely heated and destroyed cylinder/piston cause they sure weren't kind to the poor thing.
Forum: Road warriors 07-21-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,286
Posted By Navin
You be hard pressed to do any worse than the...

You be hard pressed to do any worse than the Ninja!


Kawasaki must love me. Too bad they haven't put a hot rodded 300 engine in a decent frame with good supporting hardware. They have...
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 669
Posted By Navin
Well sure, if you are using the cheap style...

Well sure, if you are using the cheap style unsalted ones. Does every painfully obvious point need to be laid out for these chain tension wankers?

Digress further FD, a solid nut thwack to the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 669
Posted By Navin
You had one heck of a fever if you melted a...

You had one heck of a fever if you melted a peanut!

Oddly enough, if you can fit a halve of a cashew between your chain and sprocket, you need a new submersible master link clip. Common...
Forum: Road warriors 07-20-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 930
Posted By Navin
Buddy, I just said expect the worst. If you want...

Buddy, I just said expect the worst. If you want to forge ahead without checking the basic available compression more power to ya. Ignorance is bliss and all that. No metal but plenty of clutch in...
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 8,433
Views: 358,327
Posted By Navin
Just enough torque to gently pull the lid off a...

Just enough torque to gently pull the lid off a steaming hot cup of java. Anything more is wasteful and anything lighter is unstable. :freaky
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 669
Posted By Navin
Ah, the rule of three thumbs? Another gem. I know...

Ah, the rule of three thumbs? Another gem. I know a guy who knows the guy that lost 2 fingers lubing his chain. Neither were thumbs, obviously.
Forum: Road warriors 07-20-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 930
Posted By Navin
I'd recommend a compression test and to be...

I'd recommend a compression test and to be prepared to either rebuild it top to bottom or toss it.
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 669
Posted By Navin
[QUOTE=davesupreme;24656716]sorry einstein.......

[QUOTE=davesupreme;24656716]sorry einstein.... smidges and 'halve' turns don't really translate too well into Nm's .... :deal


I think you mistyped, it should read M&Ms. Why you even mention...
Forum: Road warriors 07-20-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 930
Posted By Navin
That thing have an oil filter? Is it a Honda...

That thing have an oil filter? Is it a Honda knock off engine?
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 949
Posted By Navin
"A conversation kit would even work. " Oh,...

"A conversation kit would even work. "

Oh, well, you want to talk or ride? :ear
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 669
Posted By Navin
That is all well and nice but having 3 non KTM...

That is all well and nice but having 3 non KTM riders tell you it is loose is a "no doubt it is perfect" adjustment confirmation.

And for torque on those shock bolts, you want a quarter past...
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 266
Posted By Navin
I'd want the 50mm forks and what carb do each...

I'd want the 50mm forks and what carb do each sport?
Forum: Road warriors 07-20-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 10,608
Posted By Navin
In a nod to their very own history, all of them...

In a nod to their very own history, all of them should have been designed to be built to 350cc.

http://www.cyclechaos.com/images/b/bc/1974-Honda-XL350K0-Blue12-0.jpg

They were ahead of their...
Forum: Road warriors 07-20-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 10,608
Posted By Navin
It is a super heavy, low output engine with...

It is a super heavy, low output engine with budget suspension, you just can't find that in the USA DS market! :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 07-19-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 669
Posted By Navin
If at least two people tell you your chain is...

If at least two people tell you your chain is loose per ride, it is adjusted correctly.
Forum: Road warriors 07-19-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 10,608
Posted By Navin
I think I spy an aluminum swinger too. Like I...

I think I spy an aluminum swinger too. Like I said, it is a step in the right direction. I think the forks on my 1973 CB350 twin from my teen years were more performance oriented than the ones on my...
Forum: Road warriors 07-19-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 10,608
Posted By Navin
Maybe they can delete the inverted forks and...

Maybe they can delete the inverted forks and radial front caliper to calm the masses who claim it can't be done!
...
Forum: Road warriors 07-17-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 52,835
Posted By Navin
Nice kits, but if we are talking competition...

Nice kits, but if we are talking competition bikes there are several options, RS125/250, NSRs, old RZ and Banshee power in SS chassis.

Eh, I'll get at least another 10/15k miles on my Ninjette...
Forum: Thumpers 07-17-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 7,126
Views: 1,372,384
Posted By Navin
Thanks, I figured they were as tuff or tuffer...

Thanks, I figured they were as tuff or tuffer than the earlier EXCs. More "nothing to see here, move it along" which I expected.
Forum: Road warriors 07-16-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,256
Posted By Navin
Probably very little work to convert these to...

Probably very little work to convert these to that naked.

http://cdn.yamaha-motor.eu/product_assets/2014/YZF-R125/950-75/2014-Yamaha-YZF-R125-EU-Race-Blu-Studio-006.jpg

No, I don't get it...
Forum: Road warriors 07-16-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 10,608
Posted By Navin
It is all relative. You don't believe you'd...

It is all relative. You don't believe you'd notice a positive difference if your bike lost 200 lbs?
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 12,160
Posted By Navin
They would have revoked my subscription after the...

They would have revoked my subscription after the 2nd fuel pump! :lol3
Forum: Road warriors 07-16-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 10,608
Posted By Navin
What weight? The bikes in this class are built of...

What weight? The bikes in this class are built of almost all steel. Each fork leg feels like an olympic weight lifting bar. Worst case they would stay at their current weight though I can't see a...
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 12,160
Posted By Navin
The street DS guys haven't been 5-15 miles from a...

The street DS guys haven't been 5-15 miles from a road in a deep valley with pieces of a fuel pump floating around in the tank.

If all I based my opinion on was my Ninja 300 FI experiences, I'd...
Forum: Road warriors 07-16-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 10,608
Posted By Navin
It is a thread about a bike that NOBODY owns and...

It is a thread about a bike that NOBODY owns and the thunderstorm/tornado watch here has been extended to later today so expect me to keep the pace for a few more hours! :lol3
Forum: Road warriors 07-16-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,077
Posted By Navin
:rofl

:rofl
Forum: Road warriors 07-15-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,077
Posted By Navin
Economical and simple way to run a Harely...

Economical and simple way to run a Harely Davidson?

Here is the way we do it in America!

http://motorcyclesmack.com/motorcycle-pix/u6/babes/ycle_trailer_harley_davidson_sturgis_daytona.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 12,160
Posted By Navin
They have a new doo-hickey scheduled for 15 years...

They have a new doo-hickey scheduled for 15 years from now sooo, I'd bet that jetting won't happen for another ten after that. :lol3

The 100 HP 450 lbs DS came and went. KTM couldn't sell them, I...
Forum: Road warriors 07-15-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 10,608
Posted By Navin
379 and easily down around 365 :evil. By weight,...

379 and easily down around 365 :evil. By weight, well the difference you described is significant, but more it is the feel of lightless, thin tires and less rotational mass play big dividends here....
Forum: Road warriors 07-15-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 10,608
Posted By Navin
To each his own my new friend. :freaky I...

To each his own my new friend. :freaky

I find it overkill but I like to flog my bikes a bit. The Ninja 300 will get close to 90 MPH pretty darn fast, and creep to 100. That leaves me about 20 MPH...
Forum: Road warriors 07-15-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 52,835
Posted By Navin
Swing arm pivot looks like it is just bushings....

Swing arm pivot looks like it is just bushings. They have a sleeve and what look like two stepped spacers they list as bearings. By the diagram, no needle bearings, I think it is a simple friction...
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 12,160
Posted By Navin
:rofl No evidence of anything even remotely...

:rofl

No evidence of anything even remotely resembling a WRR450 has surfaced anywhere. Don't hold your breath.
Forum: Road warriors 07-15-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 52,835
Posted By Navin
I bought the first 950 Adv my guys got, but this...

I bought the first 950 Adv my guys got, but this one I wanna see. I shoulda taken a wrench to the damn Husaberg 570 before I bought it too. KTM is not immune from fooking things up pretty good. This...
Forum: Road warriors 07-15-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 10,608
Posted By Navin
I'll entertain your query, even though your...

I'll entertain your query, even though your previous post was a pretty shitty introduction.

I'm in the northeast, the mountains north & west of NYC. Lots of snaky roads in poor repair, great...
Forum: Road warriors 07-15-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 52,835
Posted By Navin
Oh no, :lol3. The steering bearings, they...

Oh no, :lol3.

The steering bearings, they look like MAYBE caged ball but cost only $27 for the entire assembly of 8 separate pieces. Not a good sign IMO. I just bought a single stepped washer for...
Forum: Road warriors 07-15-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 52,835
Posted By Navin
I'd love to see the guts of the forks. I wonder...

I'd love to see the guts of the forks. I wonder if they share common dimensions with the regular WP stiff and could accept common parts. I'd love to have had that on the Ninja, with bigger tubes off...
Forum: Road warriors 07-15-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 10,608
Posted By Navin
Please elaborate. :1drink

Please elaborate. :1drink
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 7,126
Views: 1,372,384
Posted By Navin
Who has high miles on one of the 500s??? What if...

Who has high miles on one of the 500s??? What if anything is wearing out?

Besides rear tires!!! :lol3

:ear
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