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Forum: Trials Yesterday, 09:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 124
Posted By smacdab949
Thanks, I think I know what the dog bones links...

Thanks, I think I know what the dog bones links are (rear suspension links)...I am just going to remove whichever bolts are easier front or back. I think if I remove one side, I might be able to...
Forum: Trials Yesterday, 09:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 124
Posted By smacdab949
Thanks, I wouldn't think a picture would show...

Thanks, I wouldn't think a picture would show anything except the bike missing the axel bolt...

I am trying to remove the swingarm, but not sure what to remove next...
Forum: Trials Yesterday, 06:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 124
Posted By smacdab949
(Sherco)-Need help on replacing Chain Guide Plate

I am a beginner at maintenance and have a 2002 Sherco 2.9 and need to replace the chain guide plate (got messed up with the chain in a fall over).

I was able to get the swing arm axel off. I was...
Forum: Trials 02-26-2015, 02:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 490
Posted By smacdab949
Thanks for all of the replies. I had a...

Thanks for all of the replies.

I had a recent chain incident (slow speed crash), so maybe the bolts weren't loose for a long time...


Once I get a new chain and chain guide on, we'll see how...
Forum: Trials 02-25-2015, 06:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 490
Posted By smacdab949
Should these be loose? (Sherco)

I have a 2002 Sherco 2.9

The front brake disc is slightly loose (play) in its mountings. It this for heat expansion or do I need to tighten it down? (All bolts equally).

The rear disc is not...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-23-2015, 10:08 PM
Replies: 5,157
Views: 503,032
Posted By smacdab949
BARF has a section on housing that might help: ...

BARF has a section on housing that might help:


http://www.bayarearidersforum.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=74
Forum: Trials 12-07-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,215
Posted By smacdab949
Wanted to again say thanks for the suggestions...

Wanted to again say thanks for the suggestions and to followup and say it runs.
Yea! I have no idea what got it going. It was quite hard to start though.

Anyone know if there is a longer...
Forum: Trials 12-04-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,044
Posted By smacdab949
torque values

Follow up question. Are these valid torque values?

http://www.trialspartsusa.com/diagrams/pro_torque_specifications_USA.JPG

Front/Read Wheel Axle:
30-36 foot pounds?

thx!
Forum: Trials 12-03-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,044
Posted By smacdab949
Thanks for all the feedback! I have never...

Thanks for all the feedback!

I have never changed tires, so I won't start with a trials tire ;-)

It looks like it is going to be easier than I thought.
Forum: Trials 12-03-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,044
Posted By smacdab949
Advice on tire/rim related stuff

I have a 2002 GasGas Pro 280 that need tires.

I am a beginner at trials (and at maintenance), and don't need any competition level tires. The local (Calif) cycle shop has Dunlop D803 on sale...
Forum: Trials 11-26-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,215
Posted By smacdab949
I have not looked at the reed area (actually...

I have not looked at the reed area (actually didn't know they existed...I did mention I was a beginner at this ;-)

Since I cleaned out the carb, the fuel got removed, so I don't think it is that....
Forum: Trials 11-26-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,215
Posted By smacdab949
I bought a tester at pepboys for 5 dollars. It...

I bought a tester at pepboys for 5 dollars. It lights the light when there is electricity. I didn't have a buddy to help and I can't give it the full kick and see the spark...I will try to find a...
Forum: Trials 11-26-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,215
Posted By smacdab949
yep

yep
Forum: Trials 11-26-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,215
Posted By smacdab949
Laugh Bike won't start (Sherco)

I have a 2002 Sherco 2.9 and it ran a few times, but now won't start. (novice trials rider, novice mechanic)

Looking for a list of things that I should be checking.

It was fouling the plug...
Forum: Trials 11-10-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 9,547
Posted By smacdab949
My Sherco does this. I try and put it in gear...

My Sherco does this. I try and put it in gear (when off) and push it forward to break the pressure/seal...

Best way I have found is to ride it every week :D
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-17-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 1,533
Views: 103,599
Posted By smacdab949
I am not sure how to read this map, but would...

I am not sure how to read this map, but would like to know the general roads/trail you are following...What are the major roads that you will be taking?
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 3,484
Views: 536,692
Posted By smacdab949
Thanks I'll try that. I set it up for "soft" or...

Thanks I'll try that. I set it up for "soft" or whatever it was called in the manual...
Forum: Latin America 07-02-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 492
Posted By smacdab949
Thanks, I saw some nice pictures when googling,...

Thanks, I saw some nice pictures when googling, but I don't think that was it. My impression was it was much more remote. And the trail ride in looked (over dramatizing I am sure) like (w/more...
Forum: Latin America 07-01-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 492
Posted By smacdab949
Looking for a very old thread about a trail/road in Mexico

No real need, but I just think about it every so often and would like to read the post again.

It was probably 8-10 years ago and about a road to a Mexico house/cabin/motel or something.

It...
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 3,484
Views: 536,692
Posted By smacdab949
I started dirt riding on a used wr250r and just...

I started dirt riding on a used wr250r and just recently bought a EXC-F. It is a big change. The KTM is just built so great and the power is a lot more. Around where I live, I am just practicing...
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 3,484
Views: 536,692
Posted By smacdab949
Well...I finally measured my (lowered) WRR and it...

Well...I finally measured my (lowered) WRR and it is about 36" from seat to ground, so it looks like this would work. I feel very comfortable on the WRR today and never bottomed it out.

Now I...
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 3,484
Views: 536,692
Posted By smacdab949
I can definitely _ride_ the bike at any...

I can definitely _ride_ the bike at any height...it is just when I get into trouble that I want it lower. For example, was just riding in some mud and everyone had to push themselves along to keep...
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 3,484
Views: 536,692
Posted By smacdab949
I am about 150, so ok with the stock spring. You...

I am about 150, so ok with the stock spring. You are on tip toe at stock height? That would mean if I lower the bike 2 inches, I would have the same reach as you.

I can _ride_ the bike at any...
Forum: Thumpers 02-17-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 3,484
Views: 536,692
Posted By smacdab949
Assuming I looked it up correct, it is here:...

Assuming I looked it up correct, it is here: http://www.ktm-parts.com/55112955044.html and it costs nearly $500

The stock seat height looks to be: 38" and if you can get almost 2" lower with this...
Forum: Thumpers 02-17-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 3,484
Views: 536,692
Posted By smacdab949
anyone get the factoring lowering kit?

KTM says it lowers the bike nearly 2 inches and wondered if this is from seat to floor?

If you have it installed, do you mind saying your inseam length and if/how you can get one or both feet...
Forum: Trials 01-31-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,622
Posted By smacdab949
What did they say ;-)

What did they say ;-)
Forum: Thumpers 10-15-2011, 09:59 PM
Replies: 47,743
Views: 9,774,820
Posted By smacdab949
For (beginner) dirt riding

Thread is so huge, not sure if this topic has been discussed to death or not...

But, if you use the WR for dirt riding and are a beginner, switching to a 12 tooth in the front was a huge plus. ...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-02-2005, 05:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 487
Posted By smacdab949
wimped out :-(

I tried calling Mike's a few times,, but the phone calls never went through...and since it would be the first time to go, I didn't want to just show up...

I did find a road just south of the 79...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-22-2005, 10:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 487
Posted By smacdab949
n00b in baja...looking for advice...

Thinking of riding into Baja for Fri and Sat nights from San Diego. On night 1, I would like to go to Mike's Sky Ranch (if room avail...I only found a Mexico phone number...and haven't tried calling...
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