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Forum: Equipment 07-06-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,981
Posted By bryantjt
I used Space Bags on a trip from NY to VA and...

I used Space Bags on a trip from NY to VA and they worked great with a 12 volt Coleman air mattress pump. The inlet to the pump was the same size as the port on the bag so it became a vacuum pump.
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Forum: The Garage 06-29-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 795
Posted By bryantjt
Caflash on ktmtalk has an engine exchange, send...

Caflash on ktmtalk has an engine exchange, send your old tired one in and pick from 450, 525, 540, 565cc options. Prices vary.:deal
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-21-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 3,924
Views: 532,125
Posted By bryantjt
http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k178/jt3303/KTM%...

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k178/jt3303/KTM%20450%20EXC/20140621_134009_RichtoneHDR.jpg


Part of the abandoned Rutland rail line near North Lawrence NY.
Forum: Thumpers 06-21-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,412
Posted By bryantjt
http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k178/jt3303/KTM%...

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k178/jt3303/KTM%20450%20EXC/20140621_134009_RichtoneHDR.jpg


http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k178/jt3303/KTM%20450%20EXC/20140621_134301-Sepia.jpg


The...
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 6,152
Views: 1,185,808
Posted By bryantjt
I believe he is recommending the MAP for the...

I believe he is recommending the MAP for the higher heat capability.
Forum: Thumpers 06-15-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 677
Posted By bryantjt
Never mind I see they don't have a 17" rear...

Never mind I see they don't have a 17" rear available, next best would be the shinko 244 or Kenda 270.
Forum: Thumpers 06-15-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 677
Posted By bryantjt
I can see how that would be an issue :D. Another...

I can see how that would be an issue :D. Another decent all around tire would be the Shinko 241 trials pattern. I ran one for 300 miles on my 450 and it worked Ok everywhere and was very quiet and...
Forum: Thumpers 06-14-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 677
Posted By bryantjt
I ran one on the rear of my KLX250 and it was a...

I ran one on the rear of my KLX250 and it was a good all around tire. If it does what you want, stick with it. After that tire was done, I switched to Kenda Trackmaster and then Michelin AC-10 and...
Forum: Face plant 06-14-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,619
Posted By bryantjt
Is the 500 really that much nastier than my 06...

Is the 500 really that much nastier than my 06 450EXC? It's hard to tell in the video where in the rev range the 500 is, but my 450 seems tame compared to how quick that came up.:huh
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 6,152
Views: 1,185,808
Posted By bryantjt
I'm using the Tusk branded version of the same...

I'm using the Tusk branded version of the same for about half that price and I like it. Rockymountainatv.com house brand.
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 10,535
Views: 2,256,345
Posted By bryantjt
Any time the machine tips over, the carb floats...

Any time the machine tips over, the carb floats don't work right (they hinge up and down, they don't work so well sideways). This lets the carb get too full of fuel and usually you'll see some...
Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,397
Posted By bryantjt
If you like the "tractor like" nature of your...

If you like the "tractor like" nature of your current machine, don't rule out the KLX250S, specifically the 06-07 models that had a wider gear spread than the 09 and up. It is down on peak power...
Forum: Thumpers 06-03-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 806
Posted By bryantjt
The tips and tricks are pretty well covered in...

The tips and tricks are pretty well covered in the bike specific index at the top of the page, but I'm game for more info.:D
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,412
Posted By bryantjt
http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k178/jt3303/KTM%...

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k178/jt3303/KTM%20450%20EXC/IMG_20130411_173838_246.jpg


http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k178/jt3303/KTM%20450%20EXC/20140419_142212.jpg

The DRZ at least...
Forum: Thumpers 05-27-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 375
Posted By bryantjt
200 2 stroke.

200 2 stroke.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-25-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,825
Posted By bryantjt
I'm having a difficult time with the stand up...

I'm having a difficult time with the stand up wheelies. Can you post some of the raw footage without the pausing for descriptions? I'm not sure I'm preloading correctly.
Forum: Thumpers 05-25-2014, 05:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 406
Posted By bryantjt
The BD and Sicass both came with brackets.

The BD and Sicass both came with brackets.
Forum: Equipment 05-24-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 404
Posted By bryantjt
Little hard to find except at local bike shops...

Little hard to find except at local bike shops that use Marshall Distribution but I have a standard pair of Zoan goggles (they only make one style, choose a color) and they were ~$20 and fit over my...
Forum: Thumpers 05-24-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 406
Posted By bryantjt
I'm not familiar with the WR but if you are...

I'm not familiar with the WR but if you are getting the Baja Designs kit it should come with the 2 wire key.

Alternatively, I took the BD wiring harness off my KTM and switched over to all Tusk...
Forum: Thumpers 05-24-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 406
Posted By bryantjt
I've used the Baja Designs 2 wire key and the...

I've used the Baja Designs 2 wire key and the Sicass 4 wire key on my KTM. The advantage to the 4 wire is that it allows a second circuit so you can cut all power as well with the key, not just...
Forum: Equipment 05-23-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 26,549
Posted By bryantjt
I recently received the GX-1's from Bike Bandit...

I recently received the GX-1's from Bike Bandit and I think I will be returning them. They were initially great, a little stiff but reasonably comfortable but after about a half hour of walking in...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-15-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 402
Posted By bryantjt
It's pretty straightforward to do yourself if you...

It's pretty straightforward to do yourself if you look at the pattern on your existing wheel. I made a simple stand from 2x4's and a $20 Harbor Freight dial indicator to make sure the wheel was true...
Forum: Thumpers 05-10-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 8,400
Views: 1,125,164
Posted By bryantjt
Twister, how far north are you? I'm up near...

Twister, how far north are you? I'm up near Canada/Ogdensburg. I believe the DR's are all about the same aside from graphics.

In the Flea Market section there was a nice one for $950 in Rhode...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-09-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,209
Posted By bryantjt
Depending on what model bike you have may...

Depending on what model bike you have may determine what you can use for a throttle lock. On my V-Strom 650 I am using a Vista-Cruise Universal throttle lock. It was about $30 and its absolutely...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-09-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,881
Posted By bryantjt
One of the benefits to standing is that you...

One of the benefits to standing is that you aren't locked into the bike's orientation. This is especially helpful in slippery/muddy areas. Last summer I was riding a dry trail and came across a...
Forum: Face plant 05-09-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,718
Posted By bryantjt
For those saying the DRZ is too big for a noob,...

For those saying the DRZ is too big for a noob, this guy is a BIG noob. At 6'2" he should have had no issue with the DRZ size, unless he is all torso. Power didn't get him in trouble, gravity did. ...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-09-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 565
Views: 23,364
Posted By bryantjt
applicant_255: I understand the premise of the...

applicant_255: I understand the premise of the winch but, unless you have it hard mounted to the bike, how are you going to get leverage to crank it up? Also, it appears to not have any gear...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-09-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 565
Views: 23,364
Posted By bryantjt
My 06 450 would do the same thing until I removed...

My 06 450 would do the same thing until I removed the ball check from the gas cap.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-09-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 593
Views: 177,503
Posted By bryantjt
To Kenny61, that looks like the same bike drowned...

To Kenny61, that looks like the same bike drowned twice? Was that 2 attempts back to back or separate trips? Did you get water in the motor or just wet enough to stall it out? I'm always leary of...
Forum: The Garage 05-06-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 773
Posted By bryantjt
Might just be cam chain noise. I wouldn't think...

Might just be cam chain noise. I wouldn't think it would stretch in that amount of time but maybe. It could be (if it has an automatic tensioner) that the tensioner hasn't clicked to the next...
Forum: Equipment 05-06-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 761
Posted By bryantjt
I would have the box have a slot/tab engagement...

I would have the box have a slot/tab engagement on the bottom and then secure the top using the quickfist. This way, the weight of the box is on the tab and the QF only holds the box from tipping...
Forum: The Garage 04-30-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,431
Posted By bryantjt
One thing that helped greatly on my KTM was to...

One thing that helped greatly on my KTM was to actually CLEAN the inside of the wheel and get the old rubber off. After that, both tires seated with under 20 psi.
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 307
Posted By bryantjt
My KTM had a ball check in the gas cap and I had...

My KTM had a ball check in the gas cap and I had something similar. Just going down the road and when I pulled the clutch to shift it just quit. Try replacing the check/vent with a piece of hose...
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,526
Posted By bryantjt
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYbiTKtlFd4 ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYbiTKtlFd4

http://www.mpfab.com/product/mpfab-stg2-turbo-kit-yamaha-wr250xr/
Forum: Old's Cool 04-23-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,654
Posted By bryantjt
There's only a couple options for pipes and I...

There's only a couple options for pipes and I would probably go 2 into 1 or make sure and get the kit that has the crossover (H pipe?) similar to the factory. From my reading when I had a 79 model,...
Forum: Equipment 04-21-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 903
Posted By bryantjt
I'm looking for boots for the same purposes as...

I'm looking for boots for the same purposes as the OP. I was considering the Midlands or Adventure:

http://www.jafrum.com/Shop-By-Brand/Gaerne-Boots/Gaerne-Midland-Boots
...
Forum: Vendors 04-15-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 1,457
Views: 229,428
Posted By bryantjt
Foam Density?

I see a few posts early on mentioning different foam density but I didn't see any options on the site.

I'm about 220lbs with gear on but only have a 30" inseam. Do I need to phone in an order to...
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 20,697
Posted By bryantjt
HP looks good if it's a 350 but the Torque is way...

HP looks good if it's a 350 but the Torque is way out there, that's more than my Vstrom 650 or 450 EXC.
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 6,152
Views: 1,185,808
Posted By bryantjt
I'm not looking to tour on the EXC but I usually...

I'm not looking to tour on the EXC but I usually spend a couple hours riding the road to connect trails. A dirt style seat would be fine if usable but the Seat Concepts looks like it would be good...
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,280
Posted By bryantjt
Never been stranded. Seems to me a low battery...

Never been stranded. Seems to me a low battery would more than likely strand me rather than flooding or that would be the only thing to not make it fire unless you imitate a submarine at a water...
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