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Forum: Thumpers 12-25-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 6,888
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Posted By jesusgatos
Had a wossner piston in a 450XCW that cracked....

Had a wossner piston in a 450XCW that cracked. Fortunately I caught it before it came apart and didn't do any damage. Pics posted earlier in this thread. Other than that, put over 11,000 trouble-free...
Forum: Thumpers 11-19-2014, 01:52 AM
Replies: 22,685
Views: 2,881,583
Posted By jesusgatos
Most 1 1/8" bars don't use crossbars, which is...

Most 1 1/8" bars don't use crossbars, which is where almost all the stress is concentrated with 7/8" bars.
Forum: Thumpers 11-19-2014, 12:22 AM
Replies: 6,888
Views: 1,110,141
Posted By jesusgatos
That's the nice thing about the EXP. Functions...

That's the nice thing about the EXP. Functions almost exactly like a normal clutch. It's an expensive solution to the shifting/neutral problem but the no-stall benefit is worth $$$ to me too.
Forum: Thumpers 11-18-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 6,888
Views: 1,110,141
Posted By jesusgatos
Glad to hear that solved your problem. Totally...

Glad to hear that solved your problem. Totally forgot about that. The other thing that will make finding neutral irrelevant is a Rekluse clutch. Even if you don't want to use it as an auto-clutch...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-14-2014, 12:41 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 17,470
Posted By jesusgatos
Have you posted anything about the new bike...

Have you posted anything about the new bike anywhere?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-12-2014, 11:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,166
Posted By jesusgatos
Anybody seen or tried these...

Anybody seen or tried these (http://www.precision-rp.com/shockvibe.htm)?

http://www.precision-rp.com/images/photo%203%20sm.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 11-08-2014, 10:55 PM
Replies: 22,685
Views: 2,881,583
Posted By jesusgatos
Don't remember what year CRF the carb I used was...

Don't remember what year CRF the carb I used was from but it doesn't really matter. Just make sure to get one of the newer MX models without the bolt-on bell. Given the choice, I'd prefer to use one...
Forum: Thumpers 11-07-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 6,888
Views: 1,110,141
Posted By jesusgatos
It's more of a problem with some bikes and less...

It's more of a problem with some bikes and less with others. We've never been able to figure out why. Gone as far as swapping entire clutch baskets and everything between bikes to try and isolate the...
Forum: Thumpers 11-03-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 22,685
Views: 2,881,583
Posted By jesusgatos
The newer FCR MX carbs are about as close to fuel...

The newer FCR MX carbs are about as close to fuel injection as you can get. Mine was a 39mm off a CRF450R and it was very tolerant of changes in altitude. Performance was worlds better than the...
Forum: Thumpers 11-02-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 22,685
Views: 2,881,583
Posted By jesusgatos
Regardless of fit, skip it and buy an fcr mx carb...

Regardless of fit, skip it and buy an fcr mx carb instead. Will not regret it.
Forum: Thumpers 10-29-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 6,888
Views: 1,110,141
Posted By jesusgatos
Doesn't look like they're making those plastic...

Doesn't look like they're making those plastic clutch cover guards (https://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p/915/45602/KTM-Clutch-Cover-Protection) for the older bikes huh? Too bad.
...
Forum: Vendors 10-28-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 21,639
Posted By jesusgatos
We've got a new batch of parts being anodized...

We've got a new batch of parts being anodized right now. Should have them back in stock and ready to ship very soon.
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2014, 02:39 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 21,763
Posted By jesusgatos
Whaaa? Rearry?

Whaaa? Rearry?
Forum: Thumpers 10-23-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 6,888
Views: 1,110,141
Posted By jesusgatos
Putting together a 'new' 530EXC. Have a bunch of...

Putting together a 'new' 530EXC. Have a bunch of nice parts left over from other bikes, but need to buy a new skidplate. Always used the stock KTM skidplate and like that one well enough, but was...
Forum: Thumpers 10-13-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 22,685
Views: 2,881,583
Posted By jesusgatos
Not sure what the problem might be on your bike...

Not sure what the problem might be on your bike but mine felt super stable all the way up to 110+. Must be something about the way its setup.
Forum: Equipment 10-08-2014, 02:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,040
Posted By jesusgatos
no...

no (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=820156)
Forum: Thumpers 10-02-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 6,888
Views: 1,110,141
Posted By jesusgatos
Lot of us came off xr's and dunno anybody who...

Lot of us came off xr's and dunno anybody who regretted it.
Forum: Equipment 09-23-2014, 12:35 AM
Replies: 2,675
Views: 1,042,559
Posted By jesusgatos
Thanks, looks almost identical to my husky driver.

Thanks, looks almost identical to my husky driver.
Forum: Equipment 09-20-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 2,675
Views: 1,042,559
Posted By jesusgatos
Finally broke my 1/4"/hex-bit husky driver. That...

Finally broke my 1/4"/hex-bit husky driver. That thing put up with a lot of abuse, but it gave out while trying to loosen over-torqued tripleclamp bolts on a bike we'd just purchased. Dunno how long...
Forum: Equipment 08-23-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,219
Posted By jesusgatos
Would usually do a little more research before...

Would usually do a little more research before buying something like this but am on the road. Is Costco selling anything decent? Looks like they've got an Olympus TG-3?
Forum: Equipment 08-23-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,219
Posted By jesusgatos
Liked that AW100 but lost it a while ago and it...

Liked that AW100 but lost it a while ago and it hasn't turned up, so need to buy a new camera. See they're replaced the 100 with a 110 and 120. What else is out there now?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-28-2014, 02:54 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,203
Posted By jesusgatos
How free are we?...

How free are we? (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=965769)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-27-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,203
Posted By jesusgatos
Honestly can't believe that splitting lanes is...

Honestly can't believe that splitting lanes is legal in CA, of all places. But it's only legal because there is not a law that specifically prohibits it. Had read those guidelines before, while...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-27-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,203
Posted By jesusgatos
The way I read that, the guidelines are being...

The way I read that, the guidelines are being treated like sex education. Better not to promote it, or even to discuss how to do it safely. Don't think that means it's going to become illegal.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-27-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,335
Posted By jesusgatos
Thanks for all the replies. Was only asking...

Thanks for all the replies. Was only asking because I wouldn't put my lips within kissing distance of most places I walk.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-20-2014, 12:57 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,335
Posted By jesusgatos
Why would anyone...

...hang a helmet from a motorcycle peg? ugh.
Forum: Hacks 07-16-2014, 02:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,076
Posted By jesusgatos
Maybe I'll build a set of custom pipes that...

Maybe I'll build a set of custom pipes that follow the lines of something like a sissybar. Chromes, with spikes, obviously.
Forum: Road warriors 07-10-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,427
Posted By jesusgatos
My brother and I bought one recently, thinking it...

My brother and I bought one recently, thinking it would make a great getaround bike. And it does, but we decided that an ST1100 makes more sense for us right now. Fuel economy is about the same and...
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 6,888
Views: 1,110,141
Posted By jesusgatos
2nd edition, available here...

2nd edition, available here (http://gatosbros.com/tech/)
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 6,888
Views: 1,110,141
Posted By jesusgatos
If any of you guys adding vapors to your bikes...

If any of you guys adding vapors to your bikes want to get rid of the stock computers, please let me know.
Forum: Hacks 07-07-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,076
Posted By jesusgatos
Thanks, that's a great idea!

Thanks, that's a great idea!
Forum: Hacks 07-07-2014, 01:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,076
Posted By jesusgatos
Spent a a little bit of time this evening taking...

Spent a a little bit of time this evening taking some measurements and whipped-up this CAD model in Solidworks. Super rough, but should communicate what I'm thinking. Should allow the bike to turn...
Forum: Hacks 07-06-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,076
Posted By jesusgatos
...actually, that does sound like it could be a...

...actually, that does sound like it could be a lotta fun.

http://utahwatertoys.com/media/images/product_category/3%20Man%20banana%20WEB%201.jpg
Forum: Hacks 07-06-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,076
Posted By jesusgatos
Yes! I'll have to do something to mitigate that....

Yes! I'll have to do something to mitigate that. Probably a combination of a few things, like adding turn-down tips to the exhaust pipes, and making some kind of an enclosure for the dogs that will...
Forum: Hacks 07-06-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,076
Posted By jesusgatos
The horizontal pivot needs to be ahead of the...

The horizontal pivot needs to be ahead of the vertical pivot in order to allow the bike to lean while turned (relative to the trailer). You got it right in your drawing.



Would be better if the...
Forum: Hacks 07-05-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,076
Posted By jesusgatos
yeahyeah, no worries, am a pretty capable...

yeahyeah, no worries, am a pretty capable designer/fabricator. Was mostly hoping to get some advice from people who might have experimented with this kind of thing, as the geometry and some other...
Forum: Hacks 07-05-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,076
Posted By jesusgatos
Suppose I build a swingarm that replaces the...

Suppose I build a swingarm that replaces the center-stand, and it's constructed sort of like a bicycle fork, but laying down horizontal, and bent and contorted to clear the axle and exhaust and...
Forum: Hacks 07-05-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,076
Posted By jesusgatos
Have never ridden with a trailer, so your input...

Have never ridden with a trailer, so your input is appreciated. My main concern is that with my dogs (and I've got four of them), they're going to move around and affect the tongue weight. Thinking...
Forum: Hacks 07-05-2014, 02:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,076
Posted By jesusgatos
building a two-wheeled trailer to drag behind an ST1100

Picked up an ST1100 a few days ago and want to build a trailer to pull behind it. Something like an oversized Burley bike trailer for my dogs. Also want to be able to haul mountain bikes or a...
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 6,888
Views: 1,110,141
Posted By jesusgatos
Really? That sounds pretty reasonable to me?

Really? That sounds pretty reasonable to me?
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