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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 03:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 504
Posted By Grreatdog
Most KTM offroad bikes are kick and electric...

Most KTM offroad bikes are kick and electric start. Some of the models have started losing the kick start. But you have everything from 200 two stroke to 500 four stroke with both.

So how low...
Forum: The Garage Yesterday, 08:14 AM
Replies: 2,087
Views: 268,918
Posted By Grreatdog
I installed a Sommer garage door opener. I don't...

I installed a Sommer garage door opener. I don't know how long it will last but it is seriously quiet and no more oily chain.

Who knew garage door openers come with mandatory photo eyes now?...
Forum: The Garage Yesterday, 08:08 AM
Replies: 933
Views: 164,211
Posted By Grreatdog
After a weekend of use I agree on the pass and...

After a weekend of use I agree on the pass and steal especially with the 20% coupon taking it home for a bit over $20. But, damn, the case was full of oil. I had to clean every socket and wipe out...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 08:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 940
Posted By Grreatdog
I only have trouble lifting mine when they are on...

I only have trouble lifting mine when they are on top of me.
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 05:49 AM
Replies: 4,540
Views: 630,806
Posted By Grreatdog
It is helpful to have a Clymer or shop manual to...

It is helpful to have a Clymer or shop manual to get the timing chain all the off. You have to remove the clutch cover, clutch and balancer gear. IIRC there are alignment marks on that balancer gear...
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 4,540
Views: 630,806
Posted By Grreatdog
I forgot the needle was also shimmed up the...

I forgot the needle was also shimmed up the equivalent of one clip.

With stock jetting it ran very hot and would start to knock and ping on hard trails. So stock jetting was not an option after...
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 4,540
Views: 630,806
Posted By Grreatdog
I can't remember the brand jets that fit. But the...

I can't remember the brand jets that fit. But the jetting that worked best on mine with a drilled airbox and Supertrapp was simply going up to the next larger available jet size for both mains and...
Forum: The Garage 09-15-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,678
Posted By Grreatdog
No choice here. Even the marinas sell E10. I just...

No choice here. Even the marinas sell E10. I just keep the tanks almost empty through the winter and in spring top off with fresh fuel and a fresh Racor filter. Maybe a splash of E-Zorb* if the Racor...
Forum: The Garage 09-15-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 933
Views: 164,211
Posted By Grreatdog
I do, too. I figured the driver would never get...

I do, too. I figured the driver would never get used when my wife bought me the Rigid 18v kit with two batteries, a drill and that driver. Now I can't live without that damned driver for working on...
Forum: Thumpers 09-15-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 389
Posted By Grreatdog
Seems to me if you want to carve one up into a...

Seems to me if you want to carve one up into a café racer a DR650 might be a better starting point. That XL600R twin carb setup is going to be interesting to work with and the XL brakes just flat out...
Forum: Thumpers 09-15-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 238
Posted By Grreatdog
Two things come to mind aside from gearing: valve...

Two things come to mind aside from gearing: valve adjustment and the pilot jet. Valves way out of adjustment changes the timing and pilot jets clog super easily from sitting which kills your low end...
Forum: Thumpers 09-15-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 10,292
Views: 474,101
Posted By Grreatdog
Looks like a South Carolina beer run. ...

Looks like a South Carolina beer run.

http://i427.photobucket.com/albums/pp354/grreatdog/mud.jpg (http://s427.photobucket.com/user/grreatdog/media/mud.jpg.html)
Forum: Thumpers 09-15-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 10,292
Views: 474,101
Posted By Grreatdog
Way to much fail in those pictures. Way too...

Way to much fail in those pictures. Way too clean. They should look more like this:


http://i427.photobucket.com/albums/pp354/grreatdog/2011-10-02141808.jpg...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-15-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,580
Posted By Grreatdog
I got off to early start. I probably wasn't more...

I got off to early start. I probably wasn't more than two years into street riding I took a high speed owl to the chest for a fun ragdoll down the highway. It doesn't get much more unavoidable than a...
Forum: Thumpers 09-13-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,097
Posted By Grreatdog
ALL alloy shifters and brake levers break rather...

ALL alloy shifters and brake levers break rather than bend. I have broken two shifters in one weekend on my 640.

If that is your biggest concern just buy the damn bike. They are so dirt cheap...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-12-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,574
Posted By Grreatdog
It took a few minutes and some open two track....

It took a few minutes and some open two track. Which explains the roost. But her KDX ain't quite in the same horsepower range as my 640.

The hardest thing was trying not to reciprocate on the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-12-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,574
Posted By Grreatdog
Yep, that is very true. And, unfortunately, I...

Yep, that is very true. And, unfortunately, I have gotten to know them over the years. There was the five flat year, the bent dogbone year, the blown up engine year, the over the cliff year,...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-12-2014, 05:04 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,574
Posted By Grreatdog
Actually what trail marshals usually do is look...

Actually what trail marshals usually do is look over my shoulder and complain that the sweep riders are catching up. :lol3

I have only ridden out with the sweep team twice. Three if you count...
Forum: The Garage 09-11-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,678
Posted By Grreatdog
As I said, for my boat, aside from the phase...

As I said, for my boat, aside from the phase separation, the ethanol fuel destroyed the rubber parts and gaskets in my fuel pump and carb plus the lining in the fuel hose looked too bad to use. It...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-11-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,574
Posted By Grreatdog
The camp sites have power and water plus showers...

The camp sites have power and water plus showers and bathrooms. There are a couple of pavilions. So pack according to what you need to camp. But plan for any and all weather conditions.

The...
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 251
Posted By Grreatdog
I know Baja Designs sells a full dual sport kit...

I know Baja Designs sells a full dual sport kit because my MXC200 is wearing one.

http://i427.photobucket.com/albums/pp354/grreatdog/2012-08-16141933.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 09-09-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 10,292
Views: 474,101
Posted By Grreatdog
Replacing my 640 Enduro with a 690 Enduro and my...

Replacing my 640 Enduro with a 690 Enduro and my plated MXC200 with an EXC350 or 500 would make me pretty damned happy.

But, if that 450cc 260 pound six speed street legal blue unicorn ever shows...
Forum: Thumpers 09-09-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 4,540
Views: 630,806
Posted By Grreatdog
I suspect you are right. My guess would be...

I suspect you are right. My guess would be over-tightening the flange bolts over a bad gasket donut. IIRC the torque for those flange bolts is less than 10 lb/ft. Plus the donut is what isolates some...
Forum: The Garage 09-08-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,678
Posted By Grreatdog
I agree. I never had any issues with the gasohol...

I agree. I never had any issues with the gasohol of the late 1970's in my two stroke boat motors or motorcycles and no issues with any of my 1960's vintage trucks (same motor as my current boat). But...
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 10,292
Views: 474,101
Posted By Grreatdog
Both of my bikes have quick connects wired in for...

Both of my bikes have quick connects wired in for a charger and a charger on the garage ceiling above them. A friend in SC asked what the electrical plug hanging out from under my seat was for. I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-08-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,391
Posted By Grreatdog
When I hit a diving owl it didn't end well for...

When I hit a diving owl it didn't end well for either of us. The owl ended up more or less exploded and I ended up sliding down the highway at 50 or so with a helmet full of owl guts. So I don't...
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2014, 05:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,602
Posted By Grreatdog
This. It is easy enough to see if any are...

This. It is easy enough to see if any are missing. If it has a master link that is where you especially need to check. Those are the four O-rings that usually fail. If you don't see any missing...
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 409
Posted By Grreatdog
I have the full Baja Designs kit on my MXC200...

I have the full Baja Designs kit on my MXC200 since it had no factory lighting. The kit looks factory right down to the old style KTM running light in the headlight. It might actually be better...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-07-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 7,561
Posted By Grreatdog
Any conditions? There is a reason it is...

Any conditions? There is a reason it is switchable on many dual sport/adventure bikes.
Forum: The Garage 09-07-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,678
Posted By Grreatdog
I agree about cars and trucks. But when Maryland...

I agree about cars and trucks. But when Maryland switched to E10 it immediately destroyed the carb on my old Honda mower, ate the glue holding fuel tank together on my even older Tecumseh powered...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-06-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,574
Posted By Grreatdog
On my first ride (01 or 02?) there was a guy who...

On my first ride (01 or 02?) there was a guy who rode a big GS down from like Ohio with his kid on the back. I don't think he took any of the bailout routes because every time we saw him it was some...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-06-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,574
Posted By Grreatdog
Has this person ever seen a rock before? :lol3 ...

Has this person ever seen a rock before? :lol3

Seriously, I moved here from coastal SC and was totally unprepared for the rock fest when I rode my first S500 back around 2002. You can believe I...
Forum: The Garage 09-05-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,494
Posted By Grreatdog
Have you looked at this? Looking at it in the...

Have you looked at this? Looking at it in the Harbor Freight store I think it could be made to knock down and setup quickly if you swapped a couple of bolts for pins. I was on the fence about getting...
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 6,113
Views: 1,096,877
Posted By Grreatdog
Top of the page bike specific sticky under 640...

Top of the page bike specific sticky under 640 you will find this:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=181591
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,591
Posted By Grreatdog
Looks like you get a lot of bike for the money....

Looks like you get a lot of bike for the money. As in about 30 pounds more bike than my 640. :evil

Probably OK for the mission. I am sure it gets the job done. But DR650 weight seems like a lot...
Forum: Thumpers 09-04-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 10,292
Views: 474,101
Posted By Grreatdog
One of the worst crashes I ever suffered was on a...

One of the worst crashes I ever suffered was on a Banshee. Christ those things could accelerate. Talk about being that guy. I got to pay for the front end of a quad and the rear of a Mustang. The...
Forum: Thumpers 09-04-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 6,113
Views: 1,096,877
Posted By Grreatdog
So far KTM World has never made me wait for a...

So far KTM World has never made me wait for a part for my 640 or 200. Two day delivery for me - not sure about PA but almost certainly two or three day. The dealers near me stock oil change and...
Forum: Thumpers 09-04-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 10,292
Views: 474,101
Posted By Grreatdog
Changing the pipe and adding a flywheel weight...

Changing the pipe and adding a flywheel weight changes that 200 from a raging MX bike to something that can torque through the woods and still rage on top end. I am running the same pipe and flywheel...
Forum: Thumpers 09-04-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 227
Posted By Grreatdog
Top of the page sticky called bike specific...

Top of the page sticky called bike specific index. Look for the 690 link. Under that you will find a monster exhaust thread. And welcome aboard.
Forum: Thumpers 09-03-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 10,292
Views: 474,101
Posted By Grreatdog
Good bump. This thread almost dropped to page...

Good bump. This thread almost dropped to page three.
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