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Forum: Thumpers Today, 02:22 PM
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Posted By FamilyRider
cockpit size

Off The Grid - I am 6' 2" tall. I find the Berg to be a little cramped for my height. I tried a tall seat for a while, but it was too hard to reach the ground and I kept dropping the bike. The...
Forum: Thumpers Today, 08:44 AM
Replies: 2,986
Views: 452,724
Posted By FamilyRider
+1 I have seen it. Even if you are a very...

+1

I have seen it. Even if you are a very skilled rider there is always the possibility of a mechanical failure. Cost of failure is likely death. If you fall off the right side, you might...
Forum: Thumpers 12-04-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 5,955
Views: 877,377
Posted By FamilyRider
That is good to know. Thanks for sharing that...

That is good to know. Thanks for sharing that info. I wonder why the in-tank filter didn't stop the sand from getting to the injector????



Since the sock is a coarse filter, I think you...
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 5,955
Views: 877,377
Posted By FamilyRider
fuel filter

Good suggestion. It is only $13. So if you just want the 20 micron mini inline filter, that is a good way to go. But if you want a larger filter like the Golan, the Zip-TY product looks good to...
Forum: Thumpers 12-01-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 2,986
Views: 452,724
Posted By FamilyRider
battery

I use the LFX14L2-BS12. It is a little bit heavier than the 09 model but it is still over 3 lbs lighter than stock and it has more cranking amps.

It comes with foam to beef it up to be the same...
Forum: Thumpers 11-30-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 2,986
Views: 452,724
Posted By FamilyRider
Shoot Jeff Slavens a short email with your info...

Shoot Jeff Slavens a short email with your info and he will likely give you some good recommendations.
Forum: Thumpers 11-29-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,025
Posted By FamilyRider
I bought a Husaberg FE450 thinking it had the...

I bought a Husaberg FE450 thinking it had the same cockpit size as the KTM 450 - but it does not. It is a much smaller chassis.

I now ride a KTM 350 and it is way more comfortable for me. The...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-28-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 764
Posted By FamilyRider
That is awesome! I am glad you made it without...

That is awesome! I am glad you made it without the knobby.
Forum: Thumpers 11-28-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 2,986
Views: 452,724
Posted By FamilyRider
It looks like it replaces the injector side of...

It looks like it replaces the injector side of the QD, keeping the stock tank side.

Zip-Ty is offering a 15% discount until Jan 1 if you "like" them on Facebook.
...
Forum: Thumpers 11-28-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 5,955
Views: 877,377
Posted By FamilyRider
Quick disconnect filter

This looks like a cool product. I combines a Golan-like filter with the quick disconnect. I quit using the small inline filter because it is too much hassle to change it at the injector. I also...
Forum: Thumpers 11-27-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 2,986
Views: 452,724
Posted By FamilyRider
Quick disconnect fuel filter

Zip Ty now has a replacement quick disconnect that includes a washable 10 micron filter and the KTM in-line 20 micron filter. This looks like a much better solution that the Golan or other...
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 16,749
Posted By FamilyRider
Tires

I use Pirelli MT21 up front. They have worked well, but I may try the Pirelli Scorpion XCMH next time.

For the rear, I have used:

* Dunlop D606. The "standard" by which all DOT tires are...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-22-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 8,077
Views: 7,595,998
Posted By FamilyRider
Rugged Radios

Our family uses UHF radios from Rugged Radios. We tried several cheaper options, with less than satisfactory results. On a few occasions my wife and I were able to communicate when about 5 miles...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-20-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 580
Posted By FamilyRider
I did my own conversion with a screen and...

I did my own conversion with a screen and projector. The results were terrible. There was a lot of brightness rolloff around the edges and it flickered like crazy.

So I later paid the big bucks...
Forum: Equipment 11-19-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 1,068
Views: 316,242
Posted By FamilyRider
Sorry, I don't have pictures of what is inside. ...

Sorry, I don't have pictures of what is inside. But here is a partial list (what I can remember):

Right side:
* First aid kit (about 6" x 4" x 2")
* Large SAMS splint
* Space blanket
*...
Forum: Equipment 11-18-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 1,068
Views: 316,242
Posted By FamilyRider
I just started using the Day Tripper bags to...

I just started using the Day Tripper bags to reduce the weight in my camelbak and to remove the rear fender bag so it would be easier to get my leg over when I get tired.

So far I am very happy...
Forum: Thumpers 11-15-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 2,986
Views: 452,724
Posted By FamilyRider
What ignition map do you have? The stock USA map...

What ignition map do you have? The stock USA map is "locked", so the map switch won't work at all.

Supposedly the EU map unlocks it so the switch will work. But even then the difference is...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-13-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 3,636
Views: 1,569,794
Posted By FamilyRider
I made the mistake of letting my 3 year old grand...

I made the mistake of letting my 3 year old grand daughter see this Oset 12.5 video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPKLZFbnIgg). Now she is expecting one for Christmas. She said it looks like a...
Forum: Thumpers 11-13-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 2,986
Views: 452,724
Posted By FamilyRider
I guess I bought the Trail Tech switch...

I guess I bought the Trail Tech switch (http://www.trailtech.net/electrical/ignition-map-switch/040-hms-a3a).
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-13-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 980
Views: 218,808
Posted By FamilyRider
growing up

They grow up quick. Three years ago I made this video about my youngest son - now almost 6' 5" tall and he is taking over my Husaberg FE450.

http://vimeo.com/28321751
Forum: Thumpers 11-13-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 2,986
Views: 452,724
Posted By FamilyRider
Those photos are actually mine. The mini toggle...

Those photos are actually mine. The mini toggle switch I used didn't hold up to vibration very well and quit working. So I replaced it with a Trail Tech handlebar mount switch. It looks identical...
Forum: Equipment 11-12-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 12,751
Posted By FamilyRider
After trying just about everything I could think...

After trying just about everything I could think of to fix the shoulder strap myself, I finally took nevermind's advice and had it done right at a shoe repair shop. It is sooooo much more solid now....
Forum: Equipment 11-12-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 6,682
Views: 2,675,636
Posted By FamilyRider
I took my Helinox chair on a river trip this...

I took my Helinox chair on a river trip this summer. Sat down on the sand and immediately ended up on my back since the legs sunk in the sand. Everyone else got a good laugh.

I would be...
Forum: Thumpers 11-12-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 2,986
Views: 452,724
Posted By FamilyRider
I am not sure about that exact product, but I...

I am not sure about that exact product, but I installed an FMF 4.1 slip-on and it is very easy to install. I bought mine from Best Dual Sport Bikes because it came with a turned down tip so it...
Forum: Equipment 11-12-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 6,682
Views: 2,675,636
Posted By FamilyRider
chairs

At my age if I don't have something comfortable to sleep on and something comfortable to sit on, I am not going. I started with the REI Flexlight chair. It is okay if you weigh less than 200 lbs.
...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-11-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 3,636
Views: 1,569,794
Posted By FamilyRider
Then and now

My daughter's first ride at the age of 9, with a grin from ear to ear...
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-gP66wxA01RI/VGLkcrBpdGI/AAAAAAAAWXg/ciZ7LVzk018/w582-h812-no/Jamie70.JPG


And now......
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 2,986
Views: 452,724
Posted By FamilyRider
Actually, I wish I had a all of those plus the...

Actually, I wish I had a all of those plus the 300 2T. My buddy has the 300 2T and a 525, which makes a pretty good combination. The 350 is a great compromise bike if you can only have one.
...
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 2,986
Views: 452,724
Posted By FamilyRider
I sometimes use my 350 xcf-w for dual-sport or...

I sometimes use my 350 xcf-w for dual-sport or multi-day adventure rides. For those types of rides, I wish I had a 500. But most of the time I do trail riding and absolutely love the 350.

The...
Forum: Equipment 11-11-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,439
Posted By FamilyRider
I installed the Tusk dual-sport kit on my...

I installed the Tusk dual-sport kit on my crf250x. The rear fender/brake light unit doesn't fit real well with the stepped LED rear fender, but I was able to make it work. Some people replace the X...
Forum: Thumpers 11-10-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,130
Posted By FamilyRider
I recently moved from a 450 to the 350 xcf-w and...

I recently moved from a 450 to the 350 xcf-w and really like it. My daughter used to ride a crf230 and I finally got her to try our crf250x. I then made the mistake of letting her ride my 350 and...
Forum: Equipment 11-01-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 12,751
Posted By FamilyRider
shoulder t-strap

nevermind's solution to the t-strap problem looks really robust. The only downside I can see, and I don't think it is much of an issue, is that you can't remove the t-straps.

I had my wife try to...
Forum: Equipment 10-31-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 12,751
Posted By FamilyRider
Can you post some pictures of the end result? ...

Can you post some pictures of the end result?

What did the shoemaker charge?
Forum: Equipment 10-31-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 12,751
Posted By FamilyRider
Shoulder T-strap

Back in post #47 nevermind commented about the poorly constructed T-straps that hold the should protection in place. He suggested sewing the T to the body armor plastic. Has anyone else developed...
Forum: Thumpers 10-25-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 5,955
Views: 877,377
Posted By FamilyRider
Yes it is common. Another common problem is...

Yes it is common.

Another common problem is the clutch slave leaking mineral oil into the engine. There is an aftermarket replacement that works much better.
Forum: Equipment 10-24-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,610
Posted By FamilyRider
I carry JB Weld Steelstick...

I carry JB Weld Steelstick (http://www.amazon.com/J-B-Weld-8267-S-SteelStik-Reinforced/dp/B000786GLM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1414170236&sr=8-1&keywords=jb+weld+putty)

It is a two part putty that...
Forum: Thumpers 10-23-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 2,986
Views: 452,724
Posted By FamilyRider
That is true. The fuel out-gasses through the...

That is true. The fuel out-gasses through the plastic, causing the vinyl to bubble and peal off. There are some stickers that are perforated and might work a little better, but I don't think they...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-20-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,616
Posted By FamilyRider
Some good information here. It is helpful to...

Some good information here. It is helpful to include tire pressure when sharing your experience since pressure can make a huge difference. I think this is especially true of the MT43 trials tire. ...
Forum: Thumpers 10-20-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,169
Posted By FamilyRider
I liked my Trackmaster rear until I got a flat. ...

I liked my Trackmaster rear until I got a flat. I actually got two flats on a six day trip. First, my TUbliss high pressure inset failed due to a manufacturing defect. I had to remove the TUbliss...
Forum: Thumpers 10-19-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 2,986
Views: 452,724
Posted By FamilyRider
I have two 350 xcf-w bikes that I made street...

I have two 350 xcf-w bikes that I made street legal (one for me and one for my kids). One of them is the Six Days model. I only bought the Six Days because my dealer couldn't find any more xcf-w...
Forum: Thumpers 10-15-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 2,986
Views: 452,724
Posted By FamilyRider
It is a Flatland Racing pipe guard. But as you...

It is a Flatland Racing pipe guard. But as you can see, it is a few inches too short to fully prevent melting your pants - notice the melted pants on the pipe in this photo:
...
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