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Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2011, 09:32 AM
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Posted By Leverbender
Loc-Tite (the red kind) works as well.

Loc-Tite (the red kind) works as well.
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2011, 09:35 AM
Replies: 6,339
Views: 1,246,083
Posted By Leverbender
What tires are you running in this pic? Beefy......

What tires are you running in this pic? Beefy... Would you recommend 'em?
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-19-2011, 05:13 PM
Replies: 1,052
Views: 373,570
Posted By Leverbender
+1 on the quote - like it... But wouldn't logic...

+1 on the quote - like it... But wouldn't logic suggest the reverse for dirt mosheens?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-18-2011, 04:07 PM
Replies: 10,479
Views: 791,389
Posted By Leverbender
Yep. And I told my buddy when we passed you I...

Yep. And I told my buddy when we passed you I said to myself that was XL600Rider, and I told him that I would let him know if we got our crap together and were going riding. Sorry, but Saturday...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-15-2011, 03:30 PM
Replies: 10,479
Views: 791,389
Posted By Leverbender
What were the trail conditions?

What were the trail conditions?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-15-2011, 02:00 PM
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Posted By Leverbender
Has to be tomorrow for me. A lot of my friends...

Has to be tomorrow for me. A lot of my friends are doing that ride to Big Bear Sunday, but I can't swing it. We're trying to get it figured out now - will let you know if we get our act together.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-15-2011, 12:06 PM
Replies: 10,479
Views: 791,389
Posted By Leverbender
Maple Springs

I and a buddy may have to join at Maple Springs. I will be the slow guy on an exceptionally gorgeous 450EXC. My buddy will be the slower guy on a white - yes, white - 530.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-07-2011, 05:34 PM
Replies: 9,293
Views: 3,611,215
Posted By Leverbender
also...

+1

Definitely FP material.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-07-2011, 05:33 PM
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Views: 3,611,215
Posted By Leverbender
Requesting permission...

Roger that, ATC, GS800 requesting permission to land...

BTW - any pics of the landing?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-09-2011, 02:58 PM
Replies: 10,479
Views: 791,389
Posted By Leverbender
NotMyBikeModelName

Does NotMyBikeModelName = Rob from Motoventures?
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-09-2011, 08:46 PM
Replies: 1,052
Views: 373,570
Posted By Leverbender
GSs

Is it me or do big GSs like to take dirt naps?
Forum: Thumpers 02-09-2011, 08:41 PM
Replies: 6,339
Views: 1,246,083
Posted By Leverbender
Pro Cycle Mirrors

Are those pro cycle mirrors aluminum or plastic? They look interesting. In a not-too-bad getoff they look like they would be OK. Still like the HDB setup, but with $150 invested in the Cycras, it...
Forum: Thumpers 02-04-2011, 03:24 PM
Replies: 6,339
Views: 1,246,083
Posted By Leverbender
HDBs

So, I take it I can't just buy the mirrors alone then? Great. I just put a brand new set of Cycras on my 450 EXC. Wish I would have seen these first. The KTM folding mirror is a piece of junk.
Forum: Thumpers 02-04-2011, 02:18 PM
Replies: 6,339
Views: 1,246,083
Posted By Leverbender
What mirror set up is this?

What mirror set up is this?
Forum: Thumpers 02-01-2011, 12:27 PM
Replies: 837
Views: 177,697
Posted By Leverbender
Underseat Storage

I am looking for a place other than the tail bag or front fender pack to store a small tool kit (I have the small KTM tool kit that fits all of the basic tools I need in it, except for spoons which...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-24-2010, 11:11 AM
Replies: 10,479
Views: 791,389
Posted By Leverbender
SoCal Lurker

I don't know how good I am, but me and a few buddies have all traded street bikes in for EXCs in the past year. All of us going back to dirt bike roots where we all learned to ride. Having a blast...
Forum: Thumpers 11-22-2010, 10:46 AM
Replies: 6,642
Views: 1,031,998
Posted By Leverbender
Diodes

Thanks, Geared. I hate doing electrical work.
Forum: Thumpers 11-22-2010, 09:57 AM
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Views: 1,031,998
Posted By Leverbender
Sicass turn signals

I put new sicass LED front turn signals on my EXC this past weekend. And replaced the little black box behind the headlight per instructions from the folks at 3Bros Racing. Now when I hit the turn...
Forum: Equipment 11-17-2010, 12:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,058
Posted By Leverbender
Leatt and Bionic

Anybody know if a Leatt will fit with the Alpinestars Bionic 2 jacket armor (with the back protector in place). I think they are/have come out with a new bionic jacket that incorporates a neck...
Forum: Equipment 11-17-2010, 12:32 PM
Replies: 1,720
Views: 899,969
Posted By Leverbender
KLIM gear - all of it. Sidi Crossfires -...

KLIM gear - all of it.

Sidi Crossfires - everybody hears me comin', but comfortable and a lot of protection.
Forum: Equipment 10-22-2010, 02:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,058
Posted By Leverbender
SnowMule Klim TekVest

SnowMule - how do you like the Klim TekVest? I have been debating getting one. I like to actually see the merch and try it on, but there is nowhere I am aware of that I can do that with the Klim...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-22-2010, 09:17 AM
Replies: 10,479
Views: 791,389
Posted By Leverbender
Gates Open?

Is there a website that you can go to that will tell you if the CNF trails are open or not?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-14-2010, 11:02 AM
Replies: 10,479
Views: 791,389
Posted By Leverbender
This Weekend

Planning on riding this route or close to it this weekend on Sunday 10/17. Maybe we'll see some of you up there. We will be three - two KTM 530s and my fofiddy.

Any other good trails that you...
Forum: Thumpers 10-11-2010, 11:53 PM
Replies: 837
Views: 177,697
Posted By Leverbender
Initial Work is Done

OK, new rear fender and JD Jet Kit installed, canisterectomy complete, and all the smog crap removed. The thing fired up on the very first crank. Had a wisp of smoke come from the the right side of...
Forum: Thumpers 10-06-2010, 07:39 PM
Replies: 837
Views: 177,697
Posted By Leverbender
Mallet

Where did you hit it and from what angle?

Akro is sounding better every post...
Forum: Thumpers 10-06-2010, 07:23 PM
Replies: 837
Views: 177,697
Posted By Leverbender
An Issue I Didn't Anticipate

I am trying to get the end cap off of the exhaust. Got the torx wrenches - bolts came right out. But the end cap will not budge. There is a thin clear sealant around the end cap where it inserts...
Forum: Thumpers 10-06-2010, 09:40 AM
Replies: 837
Views: 177,697
Posted By Leverbender
Block Off Bolt

Thanks Country Doc.

For the block off bolt, what bolt? I saw on KTM talk that some people just use a plastic nipple on the thing, but I am not comfortable doing that. Others have suggested JB...
Forum: Thumpers 10-05-2010, 10:27 PM
Replies: 837
Views: 177,697
Posted By Leverbender
Torx

OK, just checked it. Thanks for the heads up, Tobys.

I guess that is the definition of a Newbie. Make that a blind Newbie. I suppose I had to screw something up - the first two came right out...
Forum: Thumpers 10-05-2010, 09:16 PM
Replies: 837
Views: 177,697
Posted By Leverbender
Newbie Questions

Ok, first a 2010 450 EXC is an ALL metric bike, right? Well, I have stripped out one of the allen heads on the exhaust trying to get the end cap off. 3mm was too big so I tried the 2.5mm - and...
Forum: Thumpers 10-04-2010, 10:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,467
Posted By Leverbender
450 Update

OK, spent the weekend wrenching and riding. The only wrenching really was replacing the stock rear fender with the euro package and getting some flush mounted signals on the back. It was a pain in...
Forum: Thumpers 10-01-2010, 08:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,467
Posted By Leverbender
Restrictor

How do you take the restrictor out of the muffler? And after I do that, do I need to rejet? Or if i am dead set on getting the akra slip on - I am - should I even bother messing with the stock...
Forum: Thumpers 10-01-2010, 05:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,467
Posted By Leverbender
More Direction

Well, regardless of street/dirt mix, i want to get it breathing and running right. So, first steps will be uncorking it and getting the carb right (which i would love some direction on). I saw the...
Forum: Thumpers 10-01-2010, 03:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,467
Posted By Leverbender
Ktm 450 Exc

So, after much deliberation, a brand new 2010 450 EXC followed me home today :D. I've read most of the KTM threads (including, believe it or not, most of the 690r mega-thread), but i have yet to see...
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