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Forum: Thumpers 08-27-2008, 09:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,220
Posted By DougRoost
I've done the above once with...

I've done the above once with torch/chisel/punches/etc. and later learned that in most every case the dealer you bought the bearing from will press the old one off and the new one on for little or no...
Forum: Thumpers 08-22-2008, 02:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,260
Posted By DougRoost
Based on what you said, I'd add a gently used BMW...

Based on what you said, I'd add a gently used BMW F650gs or Dakar to your list to throw a leg over, too. I'm not a big BMW bike guy, but these are pretty good at all you want and even have EFI for...
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2008, 09:13 AM
Replies: 611
Views: 149,268
Posted By DougRoost
+1....I'm in, too.

+1....I'm in, too.
Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2008, 09:57 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,715
Posted By DougRoost
Isn't the shock even worse than the forks?? And...

Isn't the shock even worse than the forks?? And is the frame worthy of updating both of these? Why not start with a good design and components in the first place?
Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2008, 07:30 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 35,779
Posted By DougRoost
Well, KTM built the 690 hard enduro to win Baja,...

Well, KTM built the 690 hard enduro to win Baja, too. In fact, that's the reason this version of the platform was released first, to race the Baja 500 (in their frist race they took second to the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-14-2008, 09:35 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 35,779
Posted By DougRoost
If only the XR had a real electrical system and...

If only the XR had a real electrical system and harness, not to mention benefiting from all that Honda Showa goodness that's blessed every Honda EXCEPT the XR. Sorry, it was a great bike 8 years ago...
Forum: Thumpers 08-11-2008, 03:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,079
Posted By DougRoost
I would have Heli-coiled it as others pointed...

I would have Heli-coiled it as others pointed out. Strongest, safest way to do it plus keep the stock bolt for easier service. The longer bolt *may* work, especially since you Loc-tited it, but you...
Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2008, 02:07 PM
Replies: 6,567
Views: 1,330,750
Posted By DougRoost
I'm no expert, but only way around it I can...

I'm no expert, but only way around it I can possibly think of would be to maybe buy one in another state where you can plate it then bring it back into CA. I'd think it would be a lot less hassle to...
Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2008, 04:00 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 18,573
Posted By DougRoost
When I had my KLX300 I rode a friend's 2001 KTM...

When I had my KLX300 I rode a friend's 2001 KTM 400 E/XC. Both are 6 speeds. My bike was "dialed" with pumper carb, Stroker headpipe, shift star, respriing, etc. Still, his bike weighed the same...
Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2008, 03:02 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 18,573
Posted By DougRoost
I had a modded KLX300, was a regular on PlanetKLX...

I had a modded KLX300, was a regular on PlanetKLX for a long time, and will never have another. As was pointed out, there are many known issues that Kawi has never addressed and quality of the bike...
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2008, 12:10 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 9,672
Posted By DougRoost
Onekidney, I believe this hits the nail on the...

Onekidney, I believe this hits the nail on the head.
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2008, 09:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 541
Posted By DougRoost
These are fun dirt bikes and I assume you'll be...

These are fun dirt bikes and I assume you'll be using it mainly as that. I don't believe e-start was added until 2003, but once you learn the starting drill they're not to bad to kick over.

If so,...
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2008, 06:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 564
Posted By DougRoost
Not sure where you are but here's one ready to go...

Not sure where you are but here's one ready to go from a guy in our area...
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2008, 08:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,565
Posted By DougRoost
Montessa gave the perfect response. The DRZ400...

Montessa gave the perfect response. The DRZ400 would be your perfect bike if it had a 6 speed, but it doesn't. Neither Zook has the best suspension, though the DRZ is better (hence why it makes a...
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2008, 10:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,504
Posted By DougRoost
+1 on KDX if street legal is not a concern,...

+1 on KDX if street legal is not a concern, especially for that budget. A lot of fun and really hard to go wrong with one of these.
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2008, 08:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,504
Posted By DougRoost
I hear those KLRs do it all, so I guess I don't...

I hear those KLRs do it all, so I guess I don't understand the question? And the previous posts are to use wife bikes, so WTF? I say Yamaha WR250R.
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2008, 05:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,996
Posted By DougRoost
It's really easy. The impeller just pulls off. ...

It's really easy. The impeller just pulls off. The seal can be tricky but I was able to pry it out with a small screwdriver, being very careful not to slip and gouge the bore.
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2008, 08:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,087
Posted By DougRoost
Uh, what the heck does she want to use it for????...

Uh, what the heck does she want to use it for????

Seriously, for most women, a first bike is all about building confidence. They especially hate picking up heavy bikes each and every time they...
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2008, 05:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,052
Posted By DougRoost
If you look at the WORCS racers, most all of...

If you look at the WORCS racers, most all of those are 2 strokes. Even the guys who have get both from their sponsors prefer and win with the 2 strokes. Look at Last Man Standing, Erzberg, and same...
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2008, 01:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,052
Posted By DougRoost
Thanks for including the form...recognize it from...

Thanks for including the form...recognize it from DRN and it's very helpful. :wink:

I'm with the above guys on getting a nice used 2 stroke. Even if abused, they're much cheaper and easier to fix...
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2008, 12:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,565
Posted By DougRoost
I'd get a DR650 over a DR350. DRZ is another...

I'd get a DR650 over a DR350. DRZ is another choice but for me the gears are too closely spaced for a 5 speed d/s bike. If it had a 6 speed it would be great.

Either of these can be picked up...
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2008, 12:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,012
Posted By DougRoost
The opposum catcher is the silly black plastic...

The opposum catcher is the silly black plastic thing aft of the rear wheel. Seems to be a BMW thing...never have seen it on any other brand of bike.

I don't own one but a buddy does. I was...
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2008, 02:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,781
Posted By DougRoost
Normally I'd say it depends on what you plan to...

Normally I'd say it depends on what you plan to use it for, but in this case they're both pretty much in the same zone. I'd give another vote for the BMW, especially since it's a Dakar with that low...
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2008, 10:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,269
Posted By DougRoost
The nice thing about 2 strokes is the oil is only...

The nice thing about 2 strokes is the oil is only used in the transmission, so unlike a thumper it doesn't have to be finely filtered to also have to lubricate the camshaft and all that. The reason...
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2008, 08:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,269
Posted By DougRoost
I'm back to regular oil after trying ATF once. ...

I'm back to regular oil after trying ATF once. It worked well but the tranny was so much noiser I went back to a regular oil, and have been using Rotella diesel for well over a year with great...
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2008, 09:10 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,224
Posted By DougRoost
I'd say if you can buy either, get the Dakar. ...

I'd say if you can buy either, get the Dakar. Not only is the 21" front wheel better, but there is a little more suspension travel on the Dakar, and that is something you'll probably want later. ...
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2008, 07:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,269
Posted By DougRoost
Above advice is good on the pilot jet. If the...

Above advice is good on the pilot jet. If the airscrew is giving a good idle and it's in the 3/4 to 2 turn range, then the float level is suspect....that's what was causing mine to idle poorly ~6...
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2008, 02:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 783
Posted By DougRoost
MCN also did a comparo of these bikes (KLR was an...

MCN also did a comparo of these bikes (KLR was an '08) plus an XRL and one other bike late last year (November?). The KLR barely won out, mainly because the testing was more street-focused, where...
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2008, 01:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,303
Posted By DougRoost
I agree. Besides, depending on their use, not...

I agree. Besides, depending on their use, not everyone wants all of those accessories, or may have other preferences. Handguards are a great example. Acerbis are okay but I prefer Cycra or maybe...
Forum: Thumpers 06-20-2008, 03:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,380
Posted By DougRoost
I would have only done a DRZ400e if I did DRZ to...

I would have only done a DRZ400e if I did DRZ to get the FCR carb and more dirt-oriented package. However, I simply don't buy the maintenance being more on the RFS. I'm sure KTM specs a more...
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2008, 09:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,349
Posted By DougRoost
I don't know how the laws work where you...

I don't know how the laws work where you are...that said, I have to believe even if it's technically the frame that counts, any cop is going to ticket you anyway with that CR500 lump in there. So if...
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2008, 07:54 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,281
Posted By DougRoost
Agree on KTM 300 E/XC. Hell yes! Any KTM 2...

Agree on KTM 300 E/XC. Hell yes! Any KTM 2 stroke for that matter.

KLX300R: no way. Even after pumper carb and every Stroker mod it still wasn't clost to a stock KTM 400 E/XC and lacked e-start.
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2008, 06:59 PM
Replies: 46,306
Views: 9,283,330
Posted By DougRoost
Yeah, a new-looking '06 with an aftermarket...

Yeah, a new-looking '06 with an aftermarket exhaust just sold here...and it was from a friend! I didn't even know he had it, but it was one more toy than he had time for. By the time I saw the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2008, 06:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,348
Posted By DougRoost
So the "poor" rings were only installed on some...

So the "poor" rings were only installed on some bikes? Perhaps a bad batch from a supplier? Or was their a general change in the design point/specs for the 2008 model year?

My experience with...
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2008, 04:01 PM
Replies: 46,306
Views: 9,283,330
Posted By DougRoost
Yeah, I'm a bit addicted to torque with my KTM...

Yeah, I'm a bit addicted to torque with my KTM 310 (300 E/XC with Mo Better Everywhere porting by the legendary Eric Gorr). However, I have been seriously thinking about a new 200 XC to replace it...
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2008, 03:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 834
Posted By DougRoost
I put them on my 1973 Camaro Z28. Russell made...

I put them on my 1973 Camaro Z28. Russell made the ones I got and one of the key features was theirs were Teflon coated, making them DOT legal. It seems this is a pretty big deal in automotive...
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2008, 01:07 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 11,977
Posted By DougRoost
I had heard the same assumption for years before...

I had heard the same assumption for years before I bought my KTM. Not only does my KTM not need nearly as many parts as my old Kawasaki did (due to far better component quality), but the parts...
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2008, 01:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 834
Posted By DougRoost
They simply come stock on all KTMs....

They simply come stock on all KTMs....
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2008, 10:27 AM
Replies: 46,306
Views: 9,283,330
Posted By DougRoost
Thank you!

Wow, excellent thread, saw it building for awhile now but just read it all the way through. Thanks especially to NV for that nice comparo of this to his previous bikes, especially since I had been...
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2008, 10:03 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 11,977
Posted By DougRoost
Short answer, no. You need a dirt bike based...

Short answer, no. You need a dirt bike based mount to do that kind of riding, and the DR, DRZ, TE-610, KTMs, etc. fill that bill.

My good riding buddy has a BMW F650gs, a BWM R1150RT, and a KTM...
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