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Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States Today, 04:51 AM
Replies: 5,658
Views: 414,488
Posted By rufus
You fill out a form once a year and pay $25. ...

You fill out a form once a year and pay $25.

Our treasurer ( naked Bob), wants to keep it simple and not have people saying "I mailed it to you last week". This way he only has to deal with...
Forum: Thumpers 01-24-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 8,158
Views: 1,704,870
Posted By rufus
I see things entirely different. A riders are...

I see things entirely different. A riders are smoother and generally do more and better maintenance.

Slow riders are constantly on and off the throttle which is very hard on clutch baskets,...
Forum: Equipment 01-21-2015, 05:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 787
Posted By rufus
I have owned the same 3 rail trailer for over 30...

I have owned the same 3 rail trailer for over 30 years. I have pulled it at 80 and 90 mph for hours at a time with 8" tires for years with very few problems. But in the last few years I have had too...
Forum: Equipment 01-18-2015, 05:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 787
Posted By rufus
The last one I had explode was less than 90 days...

The last one I had explode was less than 90 days old. The last 4 or 5 I had problems with were less than 1 year old.
Forum: Equipment 01-17-2015, 02:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 787
Posted By rufus
Thanks for the info. But I think that the trailer...

Thanks for the info. But I think that the trailer tires on the market today are different than they were a few years ago. Trailer tire problems seem to be common. We had to buy a couple of tires...
Forum: Equipment 01-16-2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 787
Posted By rufus
Best 13" tires for trailer.

I am replacing my 8" wheels with 13 " wheels. 8" used to be cheap, not anymore, and i am sick of buying them.

I am ABSOLUTELY NOT going to buy trailer tires. They're junk and most of them are...
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2015, 08:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 890
Posted By rufus
Get in touch with Cannon Racecraft in Oklahoma...

Get in touch with Cannon Racecraft in Oklahoma City.

They make springs, and are familiar with KTMs.

Tell them what you have and what you weigh. You will be happy.

PS>>don't let anyone talk...
Forum: Thumpers 01-11-2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 8,158
Views: 1,704,870
Posted By rufus
The light on these bikes is shameful. I can buy a...

The light on these bikes is shameful. I can buy a new sealed beam headlight for my truck for about $10. There is enough light with 1 beam to drive 80 mph down the hwy.

I paid about $100 for a...
Forum: Thumpers 01-11-2015, 08:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 267
Posted By rufus
Clutch plates are in oil, when oil is cold it is...

Clutch plates are in oil, when oil is cold it is thick and will cause some drag between the plates.

If the bike has been sitting for a while the plates can stick together. Riding it and changing...
Forum: Thumpers 01-02-2015, 03:49 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,613
Posted By rufus
I am not "ranting", just informing. Ricky...

I am not "ranting", just informing.

Ricky Carmichael used a damper.
Forum: Thumpers 12-31-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 948
Posted By rufus
If the springs bottoms out (coil bind) before the...

If the springs bottoms out (coil bind) before the shock does it can rip the threads off the outside of the shock. A new shock would be $500 or $600,..... or more.

A heavier spring is about $130.
Forum: The Garage 12-31-2014, 03:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,597
Posted By rufus
Yes. I have read that less than 150lbs and your...

Yes. I have read that less than 150lbs and your shock will weep oil. It needs the pressure to seal.

KTM recommends 150 lbs. I could tell very little difference between 150 and 175. It is...
Forum: Thumpers 12-30-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,613
Posted By rufus
Many pros do use them. BUT, they also spend a lot...

Many pros do use them. BUT, they also spend a lot of times setting up their bike, adjusting suspension, rebuilding their suspension etc. They spend many many hours getting their setup right to ride...
Forum: Thumpers 12-29-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 8,158
Views: 1,704,870
Posted By rufus
KTM recommends 10-60. Crushed filters has...

KTM recommends 10-60.

Crushed filters has been discussed on KTM talk several years ago.

The general consensus seemed to be that people who blipped the throttle or revved the bike on startup...
Forum: Thumpers 12-28-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 518
Posted By rufus
If the oil is white/grey, it has water in it. ...

If the oil is white/grey, it has water in it.

I saw a wr450 that went underwater. It took 7 consecutive oil changes to get the water out.

Buy some cheap oil to do the flushes with.
Forum: Ride reports 12-27-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,845
Posted By rufus
Get springs for your weight + the big tank and...

Get springs for your weight + the big tank and luggage. Use synthetic ATF in the fork and shock and the suspension will be pretty dang good. Not as good as a real dirt bike, but it weighs about 100...
Forum: The Garage 12-27-2014, 04:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 892
Posted By rufus
I bought a sears craftsman multitool. It worked,...

I bought a sears craftsman multitool. It worked, but just barely. Battery kept falling out and it had very little power and the blades dulled real quick.

I had a coupon from harbor freight and...
Forum: The Garage 12-26-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,597
Posted By rufus
Not enough to notice. I have tested mine hot and...

Not enough to notice. I have tested mine hot and cold and couldn't tell a difference. Just checking the pressure you will lose 10 to 15 lbs of pressure with a regular tire gauge. You will lose less...
Forum: Thumpers 12-25-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 385
Posted By rufus
yes!

yes!
Forum: Road warriors 12-24-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,099
Posted By rufus
My Goldwing manual recommends and oil change at...

My Goldwing manual recommends and oil change at 8,000 miles. After 2 or 3,000 I notice harder shifting. That is when I change the oil.

I used synthetic in it once. It was a qt. low at 2k miles....
Forum: Road warriors 12-24-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,099
Posted By rufus
Bel-Ray EXP superbike oil. My xr 600 was...

Bel-Ray EXP superbike oil.
My xr 600 was noticebly quieter, cooler and shifted better with this oil.


I use motorex 10-60 in my KTM 500. I have let 6 or 8 people ride it. I think every one of...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-21-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 740
Views: 147,605
Posted By rufus
The Transalp, Tenere and the DL are all street...

The Transalp, Tenere and the DL are all street bikes with slightly more suspension travel and an upright seating position.

It is mostly the same group of people trying out these bikes because...
Forum: The Garage 12-21-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,765
Posted By rufus
Thanks for all the replys. I am now less...

Thanks for all the replys. I am now less ignorant than I was yesterday.
Forum: The Garage 12-20-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,765
Posted By rufus
Best paint for painting a trailer.

I have a 3 rail trailer that needs paint. Any suggestions?
Forum: Ride reports 11-25-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 520
Views: 98,510
Posted By rufus
I like your way of thinking..........I am 6' tall...

I like your way of thinking..........I am 6' tall with a 28" inseam.
Forum: Thumpers 11-23-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,181
Posted By rufus
I have owned. 2003 KTM 525 dualsported....

I have owned.


2003 KTM 525 dualsported. Barely tolerable on the highway. Fantastic everywhere else. It's a dirt bike. I did the TAT on this bike. Excellent choice

2006 KLR 650...OK on the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-23-2014, 04:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,106
Posted By rufus
I've ridden it twice. You are ignorant.

I've ridden it twice.

You are ignorant.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-19-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,217
Posted By rufus
Dr.ATV.com

Dr.ATV.com
Forum: The Garage 11-19-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,157
Posted By rufus
JEEZUZZ!!!! Organize your thoughts,..take...

JEEZUZZ!!!!


Organize your thoughts,..take some notes,



It took over 12 minutes to spit out about 2 minutes worth of information.

I nearly fell asleep.
Forum: Thumpers 11-15-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 3,351
Views: 501,224
Posted By rufus
Yes, BDS end cap on stock muffler. It was loud...

Yes, BDS end cap on stock muffler. It was loud enough that everyone riding with me commented on it. Not obnoxious, but definitely louder than the FMF muffler.

Th BDS end cap is a high quality...
Forum: Thumpers 11-15-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 3,351
Views: 501,224
Posted By rufus
I bought the BDS end cap for my 500 exc. It...

I bought the BDS end cap for my 500 exc. It helped the low end quite a bit. It pulled better right off throttle. Much easier to left the front wheel. It revved up quicker. The motor was then perfect...
Forum: Thumpers 11-02-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 426
Posted By rufus
NO! It is absolutely NOT normal.

NO! It is absolutely NOT normal.
Forum: Vendors 11-01-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 355
Views: 47,236
Posted By rufus
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detai...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=84YfDGKA4Og


A better one, a small woman picks up a big bike.
Forum: Vendors 11-01-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 355
Views: 47,236
Posted By rufus
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detai...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=I5k4Uj3YTnY



Little girl picks up a big motorcycle.
Forum: Vendors 10-31-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,279
Posted By rufus
I don't like dogs (or cats) and I don't drink...

I don't like dogs (or cats) and I don't drink (much),

BUT Put a KTM 500 exc on it and put the whole thing on a Duluth trading co, 3x long tail Tshirt and I'll buy one.
Forum: Thumpers 10-30-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 8,158
Views: 1,704,870
Posted By rufus
Does the entire clutch cover need to come off, or...

Does the entire clutch cover need to come off, or just the piece covering the plates?
Forum: The Garage 10-30-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,734
Posted By rufus
Apparently you aren't familiar with centrifugal...

Apparently you aren't familiar with centrifugal force.
Forum: Thumpers 10-29-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 540
Posted By rufus
Cannon Racecraft. They make springs. They...

Cannon Racecraft.

They make springs. They don't just resell what others make.They will make one to fit you.
Forum: The Garage 10-27-2014, 05:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,480
Posted By rufus
Drain your oil and go ride it for a while.

Drain your oil and go ride it for a while.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 10-15-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,527
Posted By rufus
Yes, we'll take your money. Plenty of room to...

Yes, we'll take your money.
Plenty of room to camp right at the ranch.
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