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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) Today, 01:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,379
Posted By slackmeyer
take off the rear wheel, undo the big bolt that...

take off the rear wheel, undo the big bolt that you reach through the swingarm cover (I think it's a 12mm allen), pop the bottom of the shock out of place, twist it 180 degrees, assembly is reverse...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-23-2015, 09:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 229
Posted By slackmeyer
What the other folks said, and as far as the...

What the other folks said, and as far as the recommended route, how much is a day for you? And how many twisties do you want? I don't ask just to put you on sportbike roads, but just taking a...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-22-2015, 10:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 421
Posted By slackmeyer
I ride up to central washington state quite a bit...

I ride up to central washington state quite a bit (once or twice a year). If your route takes you through Bend, you're correct in assuming that 97 down to I-5 at Weed is your best bet. You might be...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-17-2015, 08:55 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 20,083
Posted By slackmeyer
Yeah, I can see how that would be :lol3 ...

Yeah, I can see how that would be :lol3



I may not get it right now, but I'm pretty sure I'll get it eventually. These days I'm more interested in getting a bike that's a few years out of date...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-17-2015, 08:22 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 20,083
Posted By slackmeyer
I edited my post right as you were posting,...

I edited my post right as you were posting, anyway, the gist of it was- happy with the restackor software? does it let you be more focused about changing your suspension because you have a good...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-17-2015, 07:59 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 20,083
Posted By slackmeyer
And what fork oil are you using, did I miss that?...

And what fork oil are you using, did I miss that?

I notice that my clickers really do something now, a lot more than they used to.

I'll have to consider getting the restacker software, it's...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-17-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 20,083
Posted By slackmeyer
That's pretty amazing, those graphs are almost...

That's pretty amazing, those graphs are almost identical. It sure seemed to me that 0.10 or 0.15mm of float made a big difference, which just makes it all the more interesting that they came so...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-16-2015, 10:31 PM
Replies: 2,374
Views: 138,571
Posted By slackmeyer
It is. Was I not clear?

It is. Was I not clear?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-16-2015, 10:10 PM
Replies: 2,374
Views: 138,571
Posted By slackmeyer
Cool, congratulations! Well in that case,...

Cool, congratulations!


Well in that case, I might not make it. . . . . actually, remembered that we've got dinner guests that night. I'll walk over if they leave before it gets too late, pretty...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-16-2015, 07:53 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 20,083
Posted By slackmeyer
I'm interested! I think that's very cool. And...

I'm interested! I think that's very cool. And obviously, everything I know about this stuff is from information I gleaned on other advrider threads, ktmtalk and thumpertalk threads, the racetech...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-12-2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 1,717
Views: 136,969
Posted By slackmeyer
It's been a couple years, but Huffmaster road was...

It's been a couple years, but Huffmaster road was open when last I tried. It's a really nice road. Make sure you close gates behind you and otherwise act responsibly around the ranches and houses...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-10-2015, 07:49 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 20,083
Posted By slackmeyer
Thanks for posting that. I've always wondered...

Thanks for posting that. I've always wondered about year to year differences. We revalved my friend's 04 (mine is an 06), but it had been revalved by a shop already.

There's no reason to keep...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-05-2015, 09:31 PM
Replies: 2,374
Views: 138,571
Posted By slackmeyer
I should be able to make this one, not much...

I should be able to make this one, not much excuse for me not to walk over there.
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2015, 10:53 PM
Replies: 945
Views: 265,066
Posted By slackmeyer
Alright- Jetting problem (probably) here: ...

Alright- Jetting problem (probably) here:

Just finished putting my 2006 WR450F back together the other day, after head job, new rings, and other work. I bought the bike knowing it needed this...
Forum: The Garage 02-19-2015, 10:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,702
Posted By slackmeyer
You've got the right idea. Just branch it off the...

You've got the right idea. Just branch it off the red wire. For that matter, any positive lead will be fine, but using the red wire is a clean way to do it.
Forum: The Garage 02-17-2015, 10:47 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,497
Posted By slackmeyer
If you use a demo hammer (like a roto hammer...

If you use a demo hammer (like a roto hammer drill, only larger) with a spade attachment, you can carve the sides and loosen everything up in just a few minutes. Then shovel the stuff into a sled. ...
Forum: Thumpers 02-17-2015, 10:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 496
Posted By slackmeyer
My bike is usually tough to start with the...

My bike is usually tough to start with the e-start when cold, but it kicks over fine, and then will usually start fine on e-start the rest of the day. My hunch is that the sprague clutch spring is a...
Forum: The Garage 02-11-2015, 09:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,583
Posted By slackmeyer
I'm planning on getting a LED flood light from...

I'm planning on getting a LED flood light from Sanjoh and replacing the lower (high) beam with it wholesale. It'll require making some parts to mount it up, but I'm thinking it will be good light,...
Forum: The Garage 02-08-2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,578
Posted By slackmeyer
Shop I was in for a year had a Martin. I think...

Shop I was in for a year had a Martin. I think you're better off with your northfield though. At least if you're thinking about an older non-electronic Martin. The hydraulic tilt and blade height...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-05-2015, 11:05 PM
Replies: 2,374
Views: 138,571
Posted By slackmeyer
Next week works for me. Tuesday, wednesday,...

Next week works for me. Tuesday, wednesday, thursday, I've got nothing else to do. :D
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-01-2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 20,083
Posted By slackmeyer
I would beef up the base valve at the same time,...

I would beef up the base valve at the same time, at least adding that 24 x 0.15mm shim against the valve body. It makes it easier to adjust things later on, because when you adjust the rebound...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-31-2015, 10:03 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 20,083
Posted By slackmeyer
Key differences: More room on his midvalve...

Key differences:
More room on his midvalve between the stack and the flexy backer shim (the 16mm x 0.15mm), and I made that shim a 16mm rather than the 20 that I have in mine. Other than that...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-31-2015, 09:55 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 20,083
Posted By slackmeyer
Midvalve: From valve body, all shims 8mm ID 24...

Midvalve: From valve body, all shims 8mm ID
24 x 0.15mm
24 x 0.15mm
24 x 0.1mm
24 x 0.1mm
24 x 0.1mm
22 x 0.15mm
18 x 0.1mm
14 x 0.1mm
12 x 0.1mm
Forum: Thumpers 01-28-2015, 11:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 647
Posted By slackmeyer
Keep looking, you'll find it. There's much in...

Keep looking, you'll find it. There's much in common with the KTM 640 enduro and the 640 adventure. The SXC is different in that it doesn't have an oil reservoir in the frame (so less oil capacity,...
Forum: Road warriors 01-27-2015, 10:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 768
Posted By slackmeyer
If you did find the right resistor to provide the...

If you did find the right resistor to provide the damping you wanted, would the thing operate fast enough to rig up some sort of switch so that it only operated steering away from center? I can't...
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2015, 08:11 PM
Replies: 945
Views: 265,066
Posted By slackmeyer
I just bought a 2006 450f with a plate the other...

I just bought a 2006 450f with a plate the other day. Owner said it had engine problems maybe, and I got it for a song. I didn't really try starting it, I just figured I'd take it apart and make it...
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 320
Posted By slackmeyer
Is it the most common funky noise on this bike,...

Is it the most common funky noise on this bike, the decompression cam? It kicks in below around 1400 rpm and lower, so if your idle is set a bit low it could be that. If it's happening above idle...
Forum: The Garage 01-25-2015, 01:39 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,997
Posted By slackmeyer
the igaging caliper is nice, I upgraded from one...

the igaging caliper is nice, I upgraded from one of the lowest rung digital calipers (worked well for a few years, but I zeroed it out a lot, and double checked any important measures) to the igaging...
Forum: The Garage 01-20-2015, 11:24 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,441
Posted By slackmeyer
tried arborwear, blaklader, armed workwear,...

tried arborwear, blaklader, armed workwear, filson and dickies, and I'm back to the Carhartt double knee pants I started out with. I go through 2 or 3 pairs a year, but I get them at Sierra trading...
Forum: The Garage 01-09-2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 2,992
Views: 418,693
Posted By slackmeyer
Many cars (well, my car anyway) have different...

Many cars (well, my car anyway) have different size wiper blades on drivers and passenger sides. And yet another size for the rear window.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-08-2015, 04:45 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 20,083
Posted By slackmeyer
BTW, I put a very similar stack in my friend's...

BTW, I put a very similar stack in my friend's forks with heavier springs (.62, I think, he's a bigger guy than I am). I rode it for the first time the other day- very nice, a bit nicer than my own...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-08-2015, 04:43 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 20,083
Posted By slackmeyer
:evil I'll PM you. . . . . I would recommend a...

:evil I'll PM you. . . . . I would recommend a good service and the right spring for your weight and call it good at that, but I'm interested to hear what exactly you would want specifically.
Forum: The Garage 01-06-2015, 08:13 PM
Replies: 6,453
Views: 2,875,725
Posted By slackmeyer
The heavy duty shelf standards and brackets from...

The heavy duty shelf standards and brackets from McMaster-Carr are very good, they're made by the John Sterling company, but Mcmaster has a great price on them. Very heavy duty, 300 lbs/bracket I...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-05-2015, 08:23 PM
Replies: 2,374
Views: 138,571
Posted By slackmeyer
If there's chocolate involved, I'm definitely...

If there's chocolate involved, I'm definitely there.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-05-2015, 07:38 PM
Replies: 2,374
Views: 138,571
Posted By slackmeyer
Sounds like you just came up with your next...

Sounds like you just came up with your next business idea. Low brow cheap beer and pizza with fancy vegetarian options, and change your motorcycle tires while you eat. That would be one of those...
Forum: The Garage 01-04-2015, 02:58 PM
Replies: 2,992
Views: 418,693
Posted By slackmeyer
I would say say to go to a good electrical supply...

I would say say to go to a good electrical supply place and ask for T8 wrap fixtures. I think they're better than the T12 these days. At least around here, I can get a better fixture at a better...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-03-2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 1,717
Views: 136,969
Posted By slackmeyer
It's a fun road, but it doesn't go through in any...

It's a fun road, but it doesn't go through in any way that's navigable unless you can pick your bike up and set it on the other side of barbed wire fences. Another road that's fun to explore in that...
Forum: Thumpers 12-15-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 6,892
Views: 1,249,861
Posted By slackmeyer
I really like the pirelli xcmh front. I run it...

I really like the pirelli xcmh front. I run it at 15 or 16, no problems yet. Haven't found a rear I really like yet, probably try the MT43 next, since I'm moving more towards dedicated dirt tires...
Forum: The Garage 12-15-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 718
Posted By slackmeyer
I see someone else here just got their issue of...

I see someone else here just got their issue of JLC. . . . .
Forum: Equipment 12-13-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 9,072
Posted By slackmeyer
I like quilts for backpacking, but I carry a...

I like quilts for backpacking, but I carry a synthetic quilt- light, but kind of bulky. I don't think it would be what you want. JacksRBetter makes some nice down quilts that would pack down...
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