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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-14-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 1,245
Views: 124,043
Posted By WildmanSam
I don't mean to be rude but how long did it take...

I don't mean to be rude but how long did it take most people to get an email response after sending a PM? I've been waiting since 11/17/13. Perhaps my pm was lost?
Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 384
Posted By WildmanSam
http://www.eaglemike.com/Countershaft-sprocket-CSS...

http://www.eaglemike.com/Countershaft-sprocket-CSS.htm
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 7,659
Posted By WildmanSam
i learned how to ride on road with a klr. i...

i learned how to ride on road with a klr. i learned how i ride off road with a klr. i learned that buying parts and accessories is a serious illness on a klr... i've put 10k crazy miles on my bike...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-04-2014, 03:38 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,978
Posted By WildmanSam
i'm glad i never over analyzed this procedure......

i'm glad i never over analyzed this procedure... i have an ~8" wide aluminum ramp that i used to load my klr. i never thought of walking along side it, although i've seen so many people do this. i...
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2013, 08:36 PM
Replies: 5,837
Views: 1,116,518
Posted By WildmanSam
Wicked So can anyone school me on the 2005 450/525 exc...

So can anyone school me on the 2005 450/525 exc electrical system?

I know it has ac power for the lights and a rectifier to charge the starter battery, but I can't seem to find the available...
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2013, 05:29 PM
Replies: 5,837
Views: 1,116,518
Posted By WildmanSam
Oil every 2-3k miles?? We're talking rfs motors...

Oil every 2-3k miles?? We're talking rfs motors right? Recommend oil change is every 15 hours or roughly 900 miles. Do you really double or triple the intervals? Any ktm mechanic I've talked to (even...
Forum: Thumpers 09-09-2013, 05:42 PM
Replies: 5,837
Views: 1,116,518
Posted By WildmanSam
Sure you can neglect bike maintenance and it will...

Sure you can neglect bike maintenance and it will still run, but I guarantee if you open up the top end you'll find enough wear on valves, seats, cylinder ect that only a fool would continue to ride...
Forum: Face plant 09-01-2013, 05:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,202
Posted By WildmanSam
this is another reason i like D606 tires (or...

this is another reason i like D606 tires (or others with a heavy side wall). they can be run flat and still not roll off the rim like yours did. i assume your bike made it out okay?
Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2013, 04:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,398
Posted By WildmanSam
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=36...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=362580

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=136240

Here's more.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=92574&page=2
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2013, 06:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,293
Posted By WildmanSam
Kosmokenney, how many miles do you put on your...

Kosmokenney, how many miles do you put on your bike every year?

When you mention exploring, going fishing ect. I get the impression you putt around a good bit. I know I put 10k miles on my klr in...
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2013, 07:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,293
Posted By WildmanSam
If you're looking for a bike to take you fishing,...

If you're looking for a bike to take you fishing, don't get a race bike.

Maybe a lower maintenance bike would be better suited to your wants/needs.
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2013, 07:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,082
Posted By WildmanSam
Yikes, HT is pretty proud of that thing huh? ...

Yikes, HT is pretty proud of that thing huh?

Thanks though.

Edit: this is more like it http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=688003
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2013, 05:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,082
Posted By WildmanSam
Anyone know what bottle holder will fit the 1.5l...

Anyone know what bottle holder will fit the 1.5l primus bottles? Wolfman's are designed for the 1l and the tractor containers are a 1/4" too small. I'm thinking I might have to take it to a mil...
Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2013, 08:47 PM
Replies: 5,837
Views: 1,116,518
Posted By WildmanSam
So what besides the hour meter is a good measure...

So what besides the hour meter is a good measure to how much time is on he motor? I ask because I have an '05 with 60 hours on the display but I just can't trust it when it can be unplugged so...
Forum: Thumpers 08-11-2013, 11:20 AM
Replies: 5,218
Views: 1,156,015
Posted By WildmanSam
Uni makes filters for additional airbox holes. ...

Uni makes filters for additional airbox holes.

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/14/71/978/45424/ITEM/Uni-Air-Filter-Air-Box-Filtered-Vents.aspx?WT.ac=RichAutoComplete

I prefer the mud hole...
Forum: Thumpers 07-28-2013, 09:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 663
Posted By WildmanSam
Hardware stores carry various grades of bolts,...

Hardware stores carry various grades of bolts, like anywhere else. Just be sure they're at least 8.8. If they carry 10.9 and 12.9 grade bolts that's even better.

Also, don't over tighten the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2013, 06:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,716
Posted By WildmanSam
5k at 70mph indicated is the stock gearing. I run...

5k at 70mph indicated is the stock gearing. I run close to 6k for long highway stretches on my 2011. 11k on the bike, doesn't burn any oil at those rpms but does drink a lot more gas.

Keep the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2013, 04:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 893
Posted By WildmanSam
well i got around to making that video... turns...

well i got around to making that video... turns out i should leave all that motard stuff to the professionals :rofl

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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-19-2013, 09:54 PM
Replies: 6,807
Views: 348,824
Posted By WildmanSam
still trying to learn this game, bare with me......

still trying to learn this game, bare with me... so someone has to post a pic next to those two street signs in Mr&MrsErnbo's post? then they get to make a new tag?

edit: also, what are the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-19-2013, 01:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 893
Posted By WildmanSam
sorry, i meant to say title BOND.

sorry, i meant to say title BOND.
Forum: Thumpers 07-19-2013, 10:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 893
Posted By WildmanSam
2005. i've been riding the hell out of it since i...

2005. i've been riding the hell out of it since i got the plate... this is my second motorcycle, my first being a KLR that i bought two years ago. all i can say is.... :eek1:eek1

i don't have a...
Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2013, 03:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,427
Posted By WildmanSam
Thanks! No, the satin finish on the 2011s gas...

Thanks! No, the satin finish on the 2011s gas tank looks pretty cool I think so I left it alone.
Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2013, 02:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 893
Posted By WildmanSam
My tagging / plating experience (KTM 450EXC)

Thought this might be of some interest to people...

A few days ago I purchased a 450exc that had no tags or title and just came with a bill of sale. I was a little worried after all the failed...
Forum: Thumpers 07-17-2013, 08:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,427
Posted By WildmanSam
i am a huge fan of bedliner; for both my klr and...

i am a huge fan of bedliner; for both my klr and other projects that need a rugged paint. the only kind i'll ever buy is the duplicolor liner in the blue can.

hardly any prep is needed really....
Forum: Thumpers 07-17-2013, 10:50 AM
Replies: 5,837
Views: 1,116,518
Posted By WildmanSam
thanks guys, that makes me rest a little better...

thanks guys, that makes me rest a little better knowing that it's "just the parts moving" :rofl

i'll have to adjust the idle screw; too bad there's no tach!
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2013, 06:51 PM
Replies: 5,837
Views: 1,116,518
Posted By WildmanSam
i know i'm a few cc's under-bored but i just...

i know i'm a few cc's under-bored but i just bought a '05 ktm 450 exc and i was wondering what the experts have to say about how my bike sounds...

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Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2013, 07:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,549
Posted By WildmanSam
nice! i just bought a '05 450exc today and i'm...

nice! i just bought a '05 450exc today and i'm going to be overhauling it just like you did. good to know it's not overly complicated to take these things apart.
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2013, 02:11 PM
Replies: 11,335
Views: 1,021,173
Posted By WildmanSam
red loctite is more of a "glue" and is designed...

red loctite is more of a "glue" and is designed for bolts that aren't meant to be removed. blue loctite is less strong but ensures that the bolt does not back out under vibrations.

i use blue on...
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2013, 08:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 985
Posted By WildmanSam
it's the KLRdash. i have one... looks good and...

it's the KLRdash. i have one... looks good and the dash is convenient, that's about it. i've tried it with both the ZG double bubble as well as the taller sport touring windshield and there is still...
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2013, 03:24 PM
Replies: 5,218
Views: 1,156,015
Posted By WildmanSam
i just installed some today and while the mirrors...

i just installed some today and while the mirrors and ram mounts are of high quality, the split clamp perch assembly is CHEAP AS **** . chinese pot metal at best. one of the bolts was partially...
Forum: Thumpers 06-21-2013, 12:14 PM
Replies: 11,335
Views: 1,021,173
Posted By WildmanSam
are you riding no handed, approaching a turn...

are you riding no handed, approaching a turn while taking pictures on your cell phone or is it just an illusion :wink:
Forum: The Garage 06-13-2013, 02:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,011
Posted By WildmanSam
i would at least fill that hole with epoxy/jb to...

i would at least fill that hole with epoxy/jb to strengthen the MC (if only a little bit) and then go with your new clamp with threaded mount.

i have a brand new moose racing one...
Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2013, 07:01 AM
Replies: 11,335
Views: 1,021,173
Posted By WildmanSam
i had problems with cheap 12v plugs as well... i...

i had problems with cheap 12v plugs as well... i ended up buying a "powerlet" "bmw style" plug and it is worlds better in terms of positive connection through vibrations and overall construction.
...
Forum: Thumpers 06-04-2013, 08:50 PM
Replies: 11,335
Views: 1,021,173
Posted By WildmanSam
Whoops, you're right. I think the stock main jet...

Whoops, you're right. I think the stock main jet sizes are different from 1st and 2nd gen as well but every discussion on it claims a different size :huh:

The needle info is still correct through...
Forum: Thumpers 06-04-2013, 03:23 PM
Replies: 11,335
Views: 1,021,173
Posted By WildmanSam
isn't stock a 145? and the needle shouldn't have...

isn't stock a 145? and the needle shouldn't have any clips or notches.

get a AIS block off kit from eaglemike and never hear any popping on decel again.
Forum: Thumpers 06-03-2013, 05:04 PM
Replies: 11,335
Views: 1,021,173
Posted By WildmanSam
if you really want to upgrade your brakes you'll...

if you really want to upgrade your brakes you'll need a 320mm sized rotor from ebc. or just upgrading your pads can make a difference. the HH pads from ebc are a noticeable upgrade from stock i found.
Forum: Thumpers 06-03-2013, 09:06 AM
Replies: 11,335
Views: 1,021,173
Posted By WildmanSam
thanks man! yeah i've been sub'ed to your channel...

thanks man! yeah i've been sub'ed to your channel for a little bit too. i like your urban explorer approach and wish i had as many guys to ride with as you do... all my riding buddies "grew up" and...
Forum: Thumpers 06-03-2013, 08:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,495
Posted By WildmanSam
on a dirt road i would say the klr still holds...

on a dirt road i would say the klr still holds all the "on-road" advantages over the DR.

dirt road =/= off road
Forum: Thumpers 06-03-2013, 08:01 AM
Replies: 11,335
Views: 1,021,173
Posted By WildmanSam
i have a 2011 with 11,000miles on it and i did...

i have a 2011 with 11,000miles on it and i did the doo with torsion spring (from eaglemike) the other day.

my factory spring still had tension and the doo itself was quite robust. it probably...
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2013, 03:33 PM
Replies: 5,218
Views: 1,156,015
Posted By WildmanSam
eagle mike's kit comes with the clip already...

eagle mike's kit comes with the clip already installed on the "2nd" notch. i believe it's 2nd from the end though. (the end that's away from the needle's point)
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