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Forum: Beasts 12-16-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 379
Posted By ram1000
Works both ways: A shock can be shortened by...

Works both ways: A shock can be shortened by reducing the exterior dimension (even a quarter inch is significant) or reducing the length of the travel inside. Reducing the dimensions outside will...
Forum: Beasts 12-16-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 379
Posted By ram1000
The bike will not handle distinctly different...

The bike will not handle distinctly different with links. Only long travel bikes suffer slightly from differing handling characteristics and then you would have to be as good as a super-cross rider...
Forum: Thumpers 11-24-2014, 11:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,502
Posted By ram1000
Everything spoken before still applies, they are...

Everything spoken before still applies, they are the same bikes. The practical difference between the KLR and the DR is in the physical size of the frame. The KLR has more room to store stuff and...
Forum: Thumpers 11-10-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 35,840
Posted By ram1000
I have a 3.1 gal IMS tank on my 2012 with...

I have a 3.1 gal IMS tank on my 2012 with Unibiker rad guards...
Forum: The Garage 11-01-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 551
Posted By ram1000
Thanks now if I can place the right data in the...

Thanks now if I can place the right data in the right place...
Looking at this I see a relationship between spring diameter and spring rate that goes beyond wire diameter. That's all I need to know.
Forum: Thumpers 11-01-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 35,840
Posted By ram1000
I researched a spring change on the web and found...

I researched a spring change on the web and found a guy that took apart his WR where the sub-frame meets the main frame in order to get the shock out. I just removed the link on the bottom of the...
Forum: The Garage 11-01-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 551
Posted By ram1000
ANy one techy about shock springs???

I have an OEM spring from my old KTM 640 that Race Tech says is 6.6 KG. I also have a new Race Tech spring for my 2012 WR450F that is supposed to be 6.0. The OEM spring has smaller diameter steel...
Forum: Beasts 10-23-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 4,473
Views: 617,344
Posted By ram1000
After I saw these lights on this thread I ordered...

After I saw these lights on this thread I ordered a set and installed them on my XC. I also ordered a set for my wifes quad.
...
Forum: Thumpers 10-20-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 306
Views: 35,840
Posted By ram1000
So with a stock pipe and GYTR computer where do...

So with a stock pipe and GYTR computer where do you think I should be???
Forum: Thumpers 10-19-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 35,840
Posted By ram1000
I read that the WR has an adjustment for the...

I read that the WR has an adjustment for the motor called "CO". Don't know what it is but was considering taking the bike down to dealer to have it changed from factory setting to Yamaha recommended...
Forum: Beasts 10-19-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 2,893
Views: 689,572
Posted By ram1000
It smooths out the air flow turbulence. I also...

It smooths out the air flow turbulence. I also cut the screen down about an inch and a half, and tilted the screen back by re-drilling the mounting holes all for the sake of less turbulence. I had...
Forum: Beasts 10-14-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 4,473
Views: 617,344
Posted By ram1000
HemiBee--- Why!

HemiBee--- Why!
Forum: Beasts 10-14-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 2,893
Views: 689,572
Posted By ram1000
Found these LED's on the Adventure site and...

Found these LED's on the Adventure site and ordered and mounted them with an aluminum bracket bent up on the vice and painted black.
...
Forum: Thumpers 09-27-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,041
Posted By ram1000
Comfort is usually the first priority for people...

Comfort is usually the first priority for people but handling is enhanced as your weight is moved over the front forks. .
That is why super cross bikes have the seat all the way to the fork tripple...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-09-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,496
Posted By ram1000
Never understood being motivated to do that!

Never understood being motivated to do that!
Forum: Thumpers 08-24-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 569
Posted By ram1000
Do you mean it runs but does not develop full...

Do you mean it runs but does not develop full power under 8000RPM?
Throwing things out is the wiring connected well throughout the spark system?
Forum: Thumpers 08-24-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,392
Posted By ram1000
Which ever one you buy your gonna buy another one...

Which ever one you buy your gonna buy another one eventually to satisfy the missing component. Which one do you want to start with???
Forum: Beasts 08-11-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,872
Posted By ram1000
Tiger 800 XC None of the bigger "dualsport"...

Tiger 800 XC
None of the bigger "dualsport" bikes do anything real well. They are like an SUV for offroad traveling. Who power slides a bike that weighs 500+ lbs. (I know it can be done but even...
Forum: Thumpers 08-10-2014, 11:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,147
Posted By ram1000
Pull a spark plug and see if the thing turns over...

Pull a spark plug and see if the thing turns over easily with the starter motor. If so your problem is likely somewhere else.
Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,194
Posted By ram1000
I've owned 50-60 motorcycles since I was 15 years...

I've owned 50-60 motorcycles since I was 15 years old. I'm 67 now and own a 2012 WR45F and an XC800. For me the best all around street-dirt bike is the 2009 KLR with all the after market stuff- 685...
Forum: Thumpers 08-01-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 35,840
Posted By ram1000
The Triumph is flawless for an SUV motorcycle...

The Triumph is flawless for an SUV motorcycle...
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 35,840
Posted By ram1000
The rack is a Pro-Moto Billet rack

The rack is a Pro-Moto Billet rack
Forum: Beasts 07-06-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,126
Posted By ram1000
I rode sport bikes for a few years all the while...

I rode sport bikes for a few years all the while owning dualsport bikes alongside. To me the difference is in what I am doing to the bike and not so much what it can do. The sport bike is easily...
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,417
Posted By ram1000
I used a set of 2007 RMZ450 forks on mine and the...

I used a set of 2007 RMZ450 forks on mine and the stock .47 springs were exactly right for the bike. MotoX spring rates are stiffer than the dualsport factory springs. The biggest problem with a...
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 264
Views: 47,411
Posted By ram1000
Looking for someone in the tri-cities Washington...

Looking for someone in the tri-cities Washington area with a programmer for my GYTR ECU on my 2012 WR450R?????
Forum: Thumpers 06-15-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 315
Posted By ram1000
With a dirt bike and road bike I ride about 8-10k...

With a dirt bike and road bike I ride about 8-10k miles a year on road bike mostly. If I could only have one bike it would be a dualsport/dirtbike
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 06-10-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 754
Views: 108,651
Posted By ram1000
Just bought a 62s and ordered City Nav from GPS...

Just bought a 62s and ordered City Nav from GPS City. I see it has a bunch of mapping on the unit that I guess is of no use to me can I just delete those or do they overlay into the City Nav maps...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 06-07-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,517
Posted By ram1000
Does the Montana have a cable for use with...

Does the Montana have a cable for use with motorcycles? The small connecters won't stay connected while on the motorcycle...
I have used a couple Nuvi's but they both lost their connections after...
Forum: Beasts 06-04-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,540
Posted By ram1000
I have ridden the Tenere and owned a 950 KTM for...

I have ridden the Tenere and owned a 950 KTM for a while and now ride an XC800. I dislike the Tenere for it massive size though the overall package is in my opinion the best bike for the money in...
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 847
Views: 235,265
Posted By ram1000
I put a 15 tooth sprocket on my 2012 WR450R and...

I put a 15 tooth sprocket on my 2012 WR450R and had to use my belt sander to sweep out and larger area for the chain to fit in my after market case saver.
Forum: Beasts 05-28-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 674
Posted By ram1000
Looks like the 2008 is easily the better buy. ...

Looks like the 2008 is easily the better buy. There is nothing that you could expect to go wrong with the DR other than the unlikely possibility of the neutral sensor coming loose. I have had three...
Forum: Beasts 05-22-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,053
Posted By ram1000
The front tire of a friends bike is under the...

The front tire of a friends bike is under the footpeg and frame of the bike with a flat so that the bike with a flat tire is leaned excessively upon its own kick stand and the rear or front tire is...
Forum: Beasts 05-22-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,053
Posted By ram1000
Here's another trick: when out in the dirt with...

Here's another trick: when out in the dirt with another rider, park your bike on the side stand and drive the other bike perpendicular into the center of the parked bike opposite the side stand...
Forum: Beasts 05-21-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,053
Posted By ram1000
Use the kick stand on another bike. I have two...

Use the kick stand on another bike. I have two in my garage. Set the rim under the kick stand and pull the bike weight over onto the tire in a few places and it will pop off.
Forum: Beasts 05-20-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,836
Posted By ram1000
Only by definition- not at all in practice.

Only by definition- not at all in practice.
Forum: Beasts 05-20-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,836
Posted By ram1000
One piece of advise I most often give in your...

One piece of advise I most often give in your situation is to buy a bike that is suitable for the riding the people you ride with most often do. We usually buy a different motorcycle because those...
Forum: Beasts 05-20-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,836
Posted By ram1000
Think of the trail you see while hiking deep in...

Think of the trail you see while hiking deep in the woods that animals make getting from one place to another. That would be single track riding although mostly it is the tracks of another bike. It...
Forum: Beasts 05-20-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,836
Posted By ram1000
The physical girth of the bike and the weight are...

The physical girth of the bike and the weight are far more of a concern than the power. I had a GSXR 1000 for a couple years and was always amazed at the mildness of the bike at lower rpms. Yes at...
Forum: Beasts 05-20-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,836
Posted By ram1000
To start with I believe your concern regarding...

To start with I believe your concern regarding power is unwarranted in that the throttle of most bikes is not that sensitive. Now there are some very focused bikes like the KTM dirt bikes and the...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 05-19-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 583
Posted By ram1000
That's what I was concerned about- think I'll...

That's what I was concerned about- think I'll pass on those units...
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