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Forum: GS Boxers 08-27-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,263
Posted By ChasM
I wonder how removal of the cat would affect the...

I wonder how removal of the cat would affect the factory warranty? I doubt that BMW would look at that very kindly.
Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 16,382
Posted By ChasM
I prefer 14/48 for a good overall gearing ratio. ...

I prefer 14/48 for a good overall gearing ratio. 14/48 is actually the stock gearing for 520/525's prior to 2007. It cruises nicely at higher speeds however it is a little tall for the tightest...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-22-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 714
Posted By ChasM
Fan Turn-on Temp

The fan in my bike turns on at 212. The fan noise is very obvious, especially at lower speeds.
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 6,587
Views: 1,016,554
Posted By ChasM
Thermo-sensor Temp Setting

I would suggest 200 F (93 C). There is no sense in setting it lower than 200 F unless you want the fan running all the time. 200 F will keep the engine plenty cool enough.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-20-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 714
Posted By ChasM
Thank you. :thumb

Thank you. :thumb
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 2,170
Views: 330,974
Posted By ChasM
13/52 is much lower than 14/50. As I indicated...

13/52 is much lower than 14/50. As I indicated before, 13/52 gearing would not be much fun on the road.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-19-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 714
Posted By ChasM
Rapid Engine Temp Increase in '14 GSW

I know that this has been discussed before but I wonder what the consensus is? After starting the cold engine followed by several miles on the road at 65-75 mph, the engine temp quickly increases to...
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 2,170
Views: 330,974
Posted By ChasM
13/48 should be just fine for almost anything. ...

13/48 should be just fine for almost anything. 14/52 would be almost the same gearing and would require a longer chain. I would say that 13/52 gearing would have little or no benefit or at least...
Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 813
Views: 120,358
Posted By ChasM
With single rim lock wheels it will take roughly...

With single rim lock wheels it will take roughly 3 ozs for the front and 5 ozs for the rear to balance both wheels. Make sure that both wheels are balanced. You can easily do a rough balance on a...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-14-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,807
Posted By ChasM
I realize that this is apples to oranges, however...

I realize that this is apples to oranges, however I had a custom Sargent seat on my KTM 990 SMT. While it was very comfortable while sitting, the increased width of the seat made it more difficult...
Forum: Thumpers 08-14-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 6,291
Views: 1,228,991
Posted By ChasM
Leaking Sight Glass

Since the unsealed bolt threads directly into the oil cavity, the sealant on the bolt is the definitive fix.
Forum: Thumpers 08-12-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 697
Posted By ChasM
Note that Rotella T (15W/40) is petroleum based...

Note that Rotella T (15W/40) is petroleum based and Rotella T6 (5W/40) is synthetic. Both oils are JASO MA approved.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-07-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 2,543
Views: 320,687
Posted By ChasM
I have never noticed any undo heat from my '14...

I have never noticed any undo heat from my '14 GSL. While riding I can feel some engine heat on either side if I lean down and feel it with my bare hands but otherwise nothing excessive. I just got...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-06-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 1,521
Views: 97,954
Posted By ChasM
Two wheel fanatic, both dirt and street. Live in...

Two wheel fanatic, both dirt and street. Live in Loomis. For info on our excellent local dirt bike group, click on www.trailbikesportsmen.org.
Forum: Equipment 08-05-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 837
Posted By ChasM
I just now ran across this post and had a good...

I just now ran across this post and had a good laugh. I just finished a 2 day 650 mile ride in NorCal. Unfortunately the last 80 miles was in 110 degree bumper to bumper traffic. I was almost in...
Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,606
Posted By ChasM
I totally agree.

I totally agree.
Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 305
Posted By ChasM
Did you buy the bike new? What is the current...

Did you buy the bike new? What is the current jetting? The standard 'D' taper needle can easily be improved upon.

An excellent jetting combo used and recommended by many is the OCEMP needle (or...
Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 2,170
Views: 330,974
Posted By ChasM
You will most likely fall in love with the auto...

You will most likely fall in love with the auto clutch.

The core EXP works much better than the standard EXP basically due to the fact that it has two extra clutch plates. The standard EXP works...
Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 7,261
Views: 1,426,831
Posted By ChasM
Sometimes all that is wrong is that the battery...

Sometimes all that is wrong is that the battery is a little loose and loses contact. Sometimes all that is needed is a piece of cardboard wedged under the battery cover to snug the battery down more.
Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 444
Posted By ChasM
The OEM quick release plate is excellent but is...

The OEM quick release plate is excellent but is not very heavy duty. I cracked (broke) two of these, one on my '04 540 EXC and one on my '08 HTR 350 XCF-W. If you do not ride in rocks, you should...
Forum: Thumpers 07-27-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,606
Posted By ChasM
Note that he has already re-geared the bike to an...

Note that he has already re-geared the bike to an extremely low 13/52.
Forum: Equipment 07-25-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 289
Posted By ChasM
I use a Striker computer on my Beta and like it...

I use a Striker computer on my Beta and like it very much. It has lots of useful features and seems to be plenty robust enough. The functions I use the most are: speedo/hour meter, trip meter,...
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 984
Views: 152,064
Posted By ChasM
It's really too bad that Slavens no longer does...

It's really too bad that Slavens no longer does suspension work!! What a loss.
Forum: The Garage 07-22-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,391
Posted By ChasM
LHRB and Auto Clutch

I have used the LHRB and auto clutch on four dirt bikes since 2002. Early on I found it very easy to adapt to both. The auto clutch has been a godsend in the nasty stuff and basically everywhere...
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,980
Posted By ChasM
KTM has used single filters since 2008. The only...

KTM has used single filters since 2008. The only two filter engine was the RFS between 2000 and 2007.
Forum: The Garage 07-20-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,391
Posted By ChasM
I hear you on that and agree completely. All of...

I hear you on that and agree completely. All of my dirt bikes are equipped with a LHRB and auto clutch.
Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 419
Posted By ChasM
I find it hard to believe that KTM would...

I find it hard to believe that KTM would discontinue the popular 350 EXC, at least in the near future.
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 6,291
Views: 1,228,991
Posted By ChasM
Miscellaneous Responses

1) The stock EXC muffler is not DOT quiet, but is not too loud and will easily pass the normal 94db off-road sound test. I used the $9.95 FMF 4 stroke fiberglass packing kit to quiet my '04 and '08...
Forum: Thumpers 07-13-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,606
Posted By ChasM
Rather than draining the rads, after removing the...

Rather than draining the rads, after removing the rad mounting bolts, I simply wedge a rubber plug between the rad and engine to hold the rads further out. This provides enough space to adjust the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-13-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 7,261
Views: 1,426,831
Posted By ChasM
Auto Clutch vs Shifting

Yes, you do need to shift up and down just like with a regular clutch. Some folks burn out their clutches by running their auto clutches in a too high gear. On my big bore auto clutched bikes, they...
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 984
Views: 152,064
Posted By ChasM
P.S. The stock gas cap has a little ball in it...

P.S. The stock gas cap has a little ball in it which keeps the gas in the tank when the bike has fallen over laying downhill or the bike is upside down. During normal riding conditions the ball...
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 7,261
Views: 1,426,831
Posted By ChasM
Scotts vs GPR Damper

If you don't have a damper yet, go for the Scotts. It is far superior to the GPR damper. A few of its well known advantages include: better reliability, one way damping, and especially the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 984
Views: 152,064
Posted By ChasM
True, it acts as a check valve but only after a...

True, it acts as a check valve but only after a tip over. In normal riding the stock check valve allows free in and out air movement with no restrictions.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-08-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 21,227
Posted By ChasM
I believe that the increased flywheel mass on the...

I believe that the increased flywheel mass on the 2015 GSW will be a good thing overall. A slightly lower 1st gear and/or increased flywheel mass would certainly help in my 2014 GSW especially when...
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 984
Views: 152,064
Posted By ChasM
One Way Gas Cap Check Valve

Note that many folks have had heat related pressure buildup problems when running a one way check valve on the filler cap.
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 813
Views: 120,358
Posted By ChasM
I agree completely, especially if the bikes in...

I agree completely, especially if the bikes in question have similar or the same weights.
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 379
Posted By ChasM
Balance the wheels. Even slightly out of balance...

Balance the wheels. Even slightly out of balance wheels can lead to wobble and instability.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-02-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,809
Posted By ChasM
Rotella T6 5W40

Note that Rotella T6 now has the JASO MA2 rating.
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 813
Views: 120,358
Posted By ChasM
Master Cylinder Fluid?

The AJP master cylinder on my '09 565 RS uses DOT 4 brake fluid.
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 984
Views: 152,064
Posted By ChasM
How did you balance the wheels? Note that...

How did you balance the wheels? Note that balancing wheels with single rim locks requires at least 4-5ozs of weight roughly 180 degrees opposite the rim lock.

Did you check the steering head...
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