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Forum: GS Boxers 02-22-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 2,945
Views: 422,735
Posted By ChasM
Remember that the '13 GS lacks a steering damper...

Remember that the '13 GS lacks a steering damper and the '14/'15 GS has a stock steering damper.
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2015, 02:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 255
Posted By ChasM
How many teeth on the rear sprocket? 13/52...

How many teeth on the rear sprocket? 13/52 should get 1st gear low enough for the tighter trails, although 6th gear 'cruising' would be at very high revs. As you probably know, the problem with the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2015, 02:45 PM
Replies: 3,005
Views: 305,515
Posted By ChasM
I am surprised that 2 strokes don't run any...

I am surprised that 2 strokes don't run any hotter due to the fact that there is a power stroke on every revolution compared to every other revolution for a 4 stroke. In any case, all of my 4...
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 8,441
Views: 1,779,016
Posted By ChasM
I have been upshifting and downshifting my auto...

I have been upshifting and downshifting my auto clutch bikes since 2002 without a manual clutch over-ride with no problems at all. I have never heard of any issues from others regarding this...
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2015, 08:54 AM
Replies: 3,474
Views: 534,281
Posted By ChasM
Gearing

You can go to 13/48 with the stock chain and the bike will still cruise at 55-60 mph.
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 254
Posted By ChasM
Yes it could be due to overfilled engine oil, or...

Yes it could be due to overfilled engine oil, or it could be filter oil from an over saturated air filter.
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2015, 08:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 291
Posted By ChasM
Plus 1 on the Shell 15W40 Rotella T.

Plus 1 on the Shell 15W40 Rotella T.
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,207
Posted By ChasM
350 Conversion

I'll reiterate what I said before. You would be wise to consider the 350 conversion. These 350 conversions have proven to be very strong, reliable and long-lasting. It really is a bargain for...
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 3,474
Views: 534,281
Posted By ChasM
Not true on the 500 EXC gear ratios. The 500 EXC...

Not true on the 500 EXC gear ratios. The 500 EXC has a very well spread out, versatile, wide ratio 6 speed gearbox. Also, they have proven to be quit durable and long-lived.
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2015, 01:21 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,122
Posted By ChasM
If three inches of seat fome were removed, there...

If three inches of seat fome were removed, there would be little if any foam left!!

Another option for slight lowering with the PDS system is the Synergy Seal X-Bushing.
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2015, 04:40 PM
Replies: 6,376
Views: 952,925
Posted By ChasM
BMW G450X vs Berg 570

I find it hard to believe that a BMW 450 will out-pull a good running Berg 570 on the top end!! Is it gearing or something else? There is no way that a 450 would or could out-pull my Beta 565...
Forum: Thumpers 01-12-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 858
Posted By ChasM
As already mentioned, it sounds like the previous...

As already mentioned, it sounds like the previous owner connected the stock clutch master cylinder to the rear brake caliper. That is what I do on my bikes and truthfully I have not missed the...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-11-2015, 08:33 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,040
Posted By ChasM
Forum: Thumpers 01-09-2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 6,712
Views: 1,391,074
Posted By ChasM
- - and I love this thread.

- - and I love this thread.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-09-2015, 02:18 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 16,797
Posted By ChasM
GSW Heated Grips Updated Computer Program

I have complained about the anemic heat from my '14 GSW for some time now. I finally went in to my BMW dealer (A&S) again and they said to fill out a 'PUMA' report to BMW. BMW OK'ed the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-06-2015, 06:42 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,122
Posted By ChasM
Street Plating Dirt Bikes

Depending on the particular state, it is either legal or illegal to street plate dirt bikes. In CA and in many other states it is technically not legal to plate converted dirt bikes even though some...
Forum: Thumpers 01-06-2015, 05:58 PM
Replies: 3,474
Views: 534,281
Posted By ChasM
MotoZ Mountain Hybrid Tire Weight?

I am hoping that somebody will weigh this tire for us. I read somewhere that it weighs 16 1/4 lbs!! I hope that is not the case as that would make it extremely heavy. The robust MT43 weighs much...
Forum: Thumpers 01-02-2015, 01:36 PM
Replies: 8,441
Views: 1,779,016
Posted By ChasM
I prefer to fill the oil filter housing about...

I prefer to fill the oil filter housing about 2/3's full, then add a dry filter and very slowly push it down until seated.
Forum: Thumpers 12-28-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 475
Posted By ChasM
JD Jetting

I and many others swear by JD jetting. Follow the excellent instructions for good jetting at any elevation.
Forum: Thumpers 12-25-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 8,441
Views: 1,779,016
Posted By ChasM
Rubber Snubbers vs MXCl/Acerbis Tank Shrouds

I have used the MXC/Acerbis tanks on three bikes. Rather than use the stock snubber at the bottom, I lay a length of 3/4" thick sticky weather stripping along the outer edge of each rad for impact...
Forum: Thumpers 12-24-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,681
Posted By ChasM
Lapping Titanium Valves

Lapping Del West TI valves is not a good idea. The problem is that excessive lapping destroys the very thin special valve coating on the TI intake valves. The future life of the lapped valves will...
Forum: Thumpers 12-24-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 3,474
Views: 534,281
Posted By ChasM
Prgressive Spring vs Prograssive damp

On the other hand, why wouldn't a progressive spring be a good match for progressive damping? It seems to me that a progressive spring would be compatible with progressive damping.
Forum: Thumpers 12-23-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 8,441
Views: 1,779,016
Posted By ChasM
End Cap Screen

The only reason for the end cap screen is to quiet the sound a little. Note that it is not a spark arrestor as the SA is internal.
Forum: The Garage 12-20-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,837
Posted By ChasM
Unless it is a gravity operated valve, what is...

Unless it is a gravity operated valve, what is the sense of having a valve if it passes air in both directions? If air passes in both directions, so would gasoline.
Forum: Thumpers 12-15-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 3,474
Views: 534,281
Posted By ChasM
Rocky Mountain Fan Kit

The fan kit shown would probably work but it is not the correct fan kit unless you willing to splice the thermo-sensor into the rad hose.
Forum: Thumpers 12-13-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 3,474
Views: 534,281
Posted By ChasM
Delete.

Delete.
Forum: Thumpers 12-11-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,529
Posted By ChasM
PMXTEC Headlight Kit

The cure for my lousy KTM headlights has been the PMXTEC headlight kit (pmxtec.com). The only caveat is that it has a single filament bulb but it is many times brighter than the stock light. I...
Forum: Thumpers 12-11-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 1,240
Views: 210,906
Posted By ChasM
Spongy Front Brake

The 'pushing in the brake caliper piston trick' almost always works to alleviate the spongy brake syndrome. This actually is a form of reverse bleeding. Another widely used trick is to, with the...
Forum: Thumpers 12-08-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 931
Views: 148,550
Posted By ChasM
TrailTech Odometers

A nice feature of the Striker is that the trip meter is easily adjustible in increments up or down. It is too bad that none of the TT odos have dual trip meters like the stock odos do.
Forum: The Garage 12-05-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,837
Posted By ChasM
A word to the wise; these one way vent valves are...

A word to the wise; these one way vent valves are not a good idea. They can lead to excessive pressure buildup in the tank as the gas heats up, often overloading the float needle valve, etc.
Forum: Thumpers 12-04-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 8,441
Views: 1,779,016
Posted By ChasM
ProGrip Rally Grips

Plus one on the ProGrip Rally model 737 grips. Super comfy, long-lasting & durable, and inexpensive. Easy for me to get used to, even with my medium size hands.
Forum: Thumpers 12-04-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 931
Views: 148,550
Posted By ChasM
TrailTech Computers

I installed a TT Striker computer on my '09 Beta after the stock unit went kaput. I really like all the extra features such as: volt meter, ambient and engine temps, minimum and maximum measurements...
Forum: Thumpers 11-27-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 21,360
Posted By ChasM
That sounds like an oxymoron, i.e. 101mph and...

That sounds like an oxymoron, i.e. 101mph and smooth with unbalanced wheels! Did the wheels have single rim locks? Perhaps the wheels had been balanced previously.
Forum: Thumpers 11-27-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 3,474
Views: 534,281
Posted By ChasM
Yes, that is quite an endorsement. Out of...

Yes, that is quite an endorsement.

Out of curiosity, what were the piston ring end gaps on the used rings? Ordinarily rings would automatically be replaced in an engine that is torn down.
Forum: Thumpers 11-22-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 596
Posted By ChasM
It is my understanding via KTMTalk that there is...

It is my understanding via KTMTalk that there is a switched DC wire (black) behind the headlight which can be used. The DC would be shut off when the engine is turned off. The black unused wire is...
Forum: Thumpers 11-22-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,207
Posted By ChasM
Nice looking bike. I highly recommend the...

Nice looking bike.

I highly recommend the 350 conversion. My '08 250 XCF-W was converted back in July 2008 by HTRacing and I have been riding it ever since then. It has always been a wonderful...
Forum: Thumpers 11-19-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,057
Posted By ChasM
Exactly. Forget the MXC as the close ratios...

Exactly.

Forget the MXC as the close ratios are poorly suited for generalised or dual sport use. If the MXC was properly geared for the trails, it would be way too low geared for cruising due to...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-17-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,547
Posted By ChasM
Turning the knob raises or lowers both high and...

Turning the knob raises or lowers both high and low beams at the same time.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-17-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 10,576
Posted By ChasM
GSW vs GSAW

For the life of me I can't figure out why so many of you prefer the GSWA over the standard GSW. The GSW is much lighter, handles better, performs better, and goes a long way on 5.3 gallons of gas. ...
Forum: Thumpers 11-13-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 3,474
Views: 534,281
Posted By ChasM
350 EXC Transmission Ratios

Although the EXC/XC-W's are called 'Wide Ratio' they are really anything but wide ratio. I figured that using the 2 stroke ratios would be a good deal, however as it turned out they probably are a...
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