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Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,397
Posted By GR0NK
Whoa! Someone hit 88mph and brought this thread...

Whoa! Someone hit 88mph and brought this thread back . :D

Since I posted last I picked up both a 200XC and a 250XCF-w. (I let my wife choose whichever and I got the other) I ended up with the 200...
Forum: Thumpers 09-04-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 10,330
Views: 480,017
Posted By GR0NK
BTDT, but with a 200XC... ...

BTDT, but with a 200XC...

https://scontent-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xaf1/v/t1.0-9/312909_182384108500376_914300_n.jpg?oh=12e50e238d8e940cb2a6be5c9b176d5f&oe=547959CC

It was seriously fast in the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 6,343
Views: 1,247,392
Posted By GR0NK
Yes. If you drown your bike the first thing you...

Yes. If you drown your bike the first thing you do to restart it is pull the manual decomp. First to make sure you don't hydrlock the motor and bend the rod and second to clear the water from the...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-25-2014, 11:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 421
Posted By GR0NK
Trail Tech Voyager....

Trail Tech Voyager. (http://www.trailtech.net/digital-gauges/voyager-moto-gps) I run one on my KTM 525EXC but it would work on anything.

It will show you wheel speed through a magnetic pickup or...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-24-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 890
Views: 317,879
Posted By GR0NK
What about the trailer tire, is it balanced? If...

What about the trailer tire, is it balanced? If it's hopping around that can be a source of the sway. Mount a GoPro to watch the wheel and take it for a ride to see what it does.


Sean :bmwrider
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-22-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,344
Posted By GR0NK
Sweet! I want to build one of these so bad. ...

Sweet! I want to build one of these so bad.


Sean :bmwrider
Forum: Canada 07-10-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 10,275
Views: 652,928
Posted By GR0NK
Because one of these is so much cooler! :freaky ...

Because one of these is so much cooler! :freaky

http://auctionsamerica.com/images/lots/TB12/TB12_r258_01.jpg




Sean :bmwrider
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 451
Posted By GR0NK
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y996njQGekg ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y996njQGekg



Sean :bmwrider
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 10,330
Views: 480,017
Posted By GR0NK
The whoops aren't too bad but he's having a hard...

The whoops aren't too bad but he's having a hard time with the paniers coming off when he hits the doubles. Even tried NASCAR 200MPH tape and everything. :rofl



Yes. :lol3


Seriously...
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,511
Posted By GR0NK
I hear 50\50 and think KTM 690. I hear fuel...

I hear 50\50 and think KTM 690.
I hear fuel injected and think KTM 690.
I hear easy to handle in the dirt and think KTM 690. (not as easy as say a 525EXC but easier than a BMW GS, KTM 950 Adventure...
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 10,330
Views: 480,017
Posted By GR0NK
To tell you the truth, I'd like to see what 50L...

To tell you the truth, I'd like to see what 50L of fuel capacity looks like on a 640.

My buddy has a 950 Adventure with the 50L Rally tanks. It's kinda funny filling up at self-serve gas...
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 6,343
Views: 1,247,392
Posted By GR0NK
I've got the BRP unit on my 525. Been there for...

I've got the BRP unit on my 525. Been there for nearly 30K kms. Looks similar to the TM unit but you can get them in different colors now. I have the white one.
...
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 10,330
Views: 480,017
Posted By GR0NK
Don't let them smell your orange Kool-Aid breath...

Don't let them smell your orange Kool-Aid breath or they will give you fairy dust depleted KDX plastic.


Sean :bmwrider
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 4,555
Views: 633,322
Posted By GR0NK
Careful on gravel. My XT liked to push and slide...

Careful on gravel. My XT liked to push and slide when I had a passenger on the back. Looks like you can pack quite a bit of weight back there on yours. :deal



Sean :bmwrider
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 10,330
Views: 480,017
Posted By GR0NK
Nothing like the sound of an RFS at full song...

Nothing like the sound of an RFS at full song under load. They sound like a box of marbles falling down stairs at idle but all that goes away when you lean into them.

My riding buddies are younger...
Forum: Canada 07-01-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 315
Views: 14,668
Posted By GR0NK
Shit no! That section after the marina was even...

Shit no! That section after the marina was even gnarlier than the otional route 5. I invented a new word for it even. It wasn't just slick and it wasn't just slippery, it was "slickery". :rofl


...
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 10,330
Views: 480,017
Posted By GR0NK
I just did 400kms of this kind of stuff last...

I just did 400kms of this kind of stuff last Saturday. Oh there was also 400kms of other gnarly type trail, fire roads and polelines mixed in too. Awesome ride. :evil



Sean :bmwrider
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 10,330
Views: 480,017
Posted By GR0NK
:lol3 Just razzin' ya Bill. :freaky ...

:lol3

Just razzin' ya Bill. :freaky




Sean :bmwrider
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 10,330
Views: 480,017
Posted By GR0NK
Belongs... Craiglist ad.

Belongs...



Craiglist ad.
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 10,330
Views: 480,017
Posted By GR0NK
Even I had to laugh at that. :lol3 Sean...

Even I had to laugh at that. :lol3


Sean :bmwrider
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 10,330
Views: 480,017
Posted By GR0NK
And it was only a rumor. It wasn't yet confirmed...

And it was only a rumor. It wasn't yet confirmed on the Internets. :deal



Sean :bmwrider
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 10,330
Views: 480,017
Posted By GR0NK
It was 9. Do try to keep up. :rofl ...

It was 9.

Do try to keep up. :rofl



Sean :bmwrider
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 10,330
Views: 480,017
Posted By GR0NK
Way back in 2000 KTM had a reliable lightweight...

Way back in 2000 KTM had a reliable lightweight electric-start liquid-cooled 6 speed wide-ratio dirtbike that came with race-grade suspension components. It could be raced, it could be dual-sported....
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 10,330
Views: 480,017
Posted By GR0NK
Some kind of record nood, 37 posts and on the...

Some kind of record nood, 37 posts and on the ignore list. Despite the nature of this thread, it still isn't the basement. At least not yet. :freaky



Sean :bmwrider
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 10,330
Views: 480,017
Posted By GR0NK
I pinched the oil-filter cover o-ring on my 525...

I pinched the oil-filter cover o-ring on my 525 last week in preparation for the Dacre Challenge. I decided two years with the same filters was enough and I should have left the damn thing alone....
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 10,330
Views: 480,017
Posted By GR0NK
While I do agree that a KTM EXC is a race bike,...

While I do agree that a KTM EXC is a race bike, it's a very durable and versatile race bike. :wink:

BTW, I have over 30K kms on the clutch in my 525EXC. It gets abused regularly but it's one of...
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 10,330
Views: 480,017
Posted By GR0NK
Well said. My buddy Gord entered an Aprillia...

Well said.

My buddy Gord entered an Aprillia 450 in last weekend's Dacre Challenge. We all know those things are short-fused time bombs. Imagine that the fawking thing didn't just last the entire...
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 10,330
Views: 480,017
Posted By GR0NK
I like how I'm the only one who needs to be...

I like how I'm the only one who needs to be named... :lol3



Sean :bmwrider
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 10,330
Views: 480,017
Posted By GR0NK
+1 Of all the bikes I've owed throughout the...

+1
Of all the bikes I've owed throughout the years, the only one I have kept from my pre-orange Kool-Aid years is my 1986 CR500. Its only purpose is to scare little kids and WRR riders with stories...
Forum: Canada 06-25-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 315
Views: 14,668
Posted By GR0NK
He is one of the best riders I know. :wink: ...

He is one of the best riders I know. :wink:



Sean :bmwrider
Forum: Canada 06-25-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 315
Views: 14,668
Posted By GR0NK
Good lucky wasn't on our side this year. We DNFd...

Good lucky wasn't on our side this year. We DNFd and got ranked 6th, or second among the DNF teams.

Much to Kevin's chagrin, I soloed the last section. I know my GPS navigation skills are a bit...
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 10,330
Views: 480,017
Posted By GR0NK
It's normal to have some weeping from that hole,...

It's normal to have some weeping from that hole, that's what it's there for. 50 hours is very premature to have an actual seal issue. Are you seeing some evidence of coolant after being parked...
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 10,330
Views: 480,017
Posted By GR0NK
That all depends on how hard you run the motor...

That all depends on how hard you run the motor and whether it's stock valves or not. I used to just wait until the bike got hard to start when it was stock and that wasn't very often. I did run it...
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 6,343
Views: 1,247,392
Posted By GR0NK
In my experience, there is a lot of metal there...

In my experience, there is a lot of metal there to soak up the heat but you are correct about being concerned with too much of it, and the reason for my disclaimer. Furthermore, I only suggest this...
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 6,343
Views: 1,247,392
Posted By GR0NK
That would be correct. Sean :bmwrider

That would be correct.



Sean :bmwrider
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 6,343
Views: 1,247,392
Posted By GR0NK
The bottom bolt seems to self-tighten. Forget...

The bottom bolt seems to self-tighten. Forget tapping, heat and hammer the fawker with a decent ball-peen to get it out. Heat with MAP gas, not propane, or use oxy/acetylene if you are careful and...
Forum: Canada 06-18-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 315
Views: 14,668
Posted By GR0NK
The tent is to catch a few hours sleep before the...

The tent is to catch a few hours sleep before the 4am start. You don't carry it with you on the bike, unless you really want to. If you don't have a support truck you can throw your gear on the Rally...
Forum: Canada 06-18-2014, 05:53 AM
Replies: 315
Views: 14,668
Posted By GR0NK
They upload the routes to your GPS the night...

They upload the routes to your GPS the night before. So probably starting around suppertime Friday.


Sean :bmwrider
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 10,330
Views: 480,017
Posted By GR0NK
I use zip-ties to get the rad hoses as much out...

I use zip-ties to get the rad hoses as much out of the way as possible. (EXCs have the thermostat housing right there in the way too) I have a shorty wrench that i cut in half and a shorty...
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2014, 05:03 AM
Replies: 10,330
Views: 480,017
Posted By GR0NK
The exhaust valves rarely move... It takes 15...

The exhaust valves rarely move...
It takes 15 minutes to do my 525 and I don't even check the clearance, I just set it. Intakes only.

Pull seat and tank.
Remove the intake valve cover.
Loosen...
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