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Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 6,497
Views: 989,587
Posted By B-Rod
Don't get the Sicass multi fit tail. It is a...

Don't get the Sicass multi fit tail. It is a wobbly piece of garbage. Get the Euro plate holder and light. I'm not seeing the pwgarfield units on KTMtalk or ebay, but I'm likely searching wrong. The...
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 6,497
Views: 989,587
Posted By B-Rod
You are overthinking it. I don't need anymore...

You are overthinking it. I don't need anymore stuff hanging off the bike or the bars as it is. Are there any bikes out there that have such a ridiculous contraption now?
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 6,497
Views: 989,587
Posted By B-Rod
An unmolested stock silencer is super quiet. I...

An unmolested stock silencer is super quiet. I thought FMFs were quiet, but I had only ever heard stock silencers with differing varieties of bits cut out of them. I was shocked when I heard a stock...
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 6,497
Views: 989,587
Posted By B-Rod
Lead acid (. . . wait for it!). I'm still on the...

Lead acid (. . . wait for it!). I'm still on the original battery on the '09. It is due though. The last ride it wasn't super jacked to start off the button at times. It cranks about 1 rpm too slow...
Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 6,497
Views: 989,587
Posted By B-Rod
My bike was sitting on a stand warming up one...

My bike was sitting on a stand warming up one frigid winter day, and suddenly it puked a whole pile of oil out. It was the vent hose running behind the header. It had melted against the pipe. I taped...
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 6,211
Views: 1,202,886
Posted By B-Rod
The peanut gallery is right. Pin it!. . . . but...

The peanut gallery is right. Pin it!. . . . but yes, I completely understand about not wishing to spear yourself on a post. The weight in the rear may well have been your friend in the end. Lean back...
Forum: Thumpers 06-21-2014, 12:19 AM
Replies: 6,497
Views: 989,587
Posted By B-Rod
The dome washer provides spring pressure for the...

The dome washer provides spring pressure for the o-rings to make a seal, but it isn't tight like a flat washer crushed under a bolt is. Expect it to move. Marking the head of the bolt in relation to...
Forum: Road warriors 06-19-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 9,793
Views: 1,487,119
Posted By B-Rod
I would enjoy a fly and ride, but I really...

I would enjoy a fly and ride, but I really shouldn't be thinking about another bike for a few months at least. I have airline passes, so getting out that way is nothin'. I'll pm you later this summer...
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 6,211
Views: 1,202,886
Posted By B-Rod
Ditto. That and they generally apply force...

Ditto. That and they generally apply force outward tightening the fit. There are many good options out there. The cold chisel is a good one, and somewhere along the line of options (after the...
Forum: Road warriors 06-17-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 9,793
Views: 1,487,119
Posted By B-Rod
I need to stop lurking around here. I want one...

I need to stop lurking around here. I want one rather badly after riding a nephew's Superduke. I prefer the SM, so I quickly subscribed to this thread.
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 6,497
Views: 989,587
Posted By B-Rod
Awesome ride on Saturday! <iframe...

Awesome ride on Saturday!

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Forum: Old's Cool 03-18-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,505
Posted By B-Rod
Nie bike Tom. You'll likely not care to ever own...

Nie bike Tom. You'll likely not care to ever own a similar era BMW ever again. Guzzis have soul.

http://b-rod.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Past-Bikes/i-jT4Bfjh/0/XL/DSC00234-XL.jpg
Forum: Canada 02-19-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 5,015
Views: 364,389
Posted By B-Rod
I drove out Sunday to have a look. I don't have...

I drove out Sunday to have a look. I don't have my bike with me while I'm in Calgary doing a 6 week course. There were two guys going pretty good, and a few other people puttering, and just getting...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-19-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 17,815
Posted By B-Rod
Wow wow wow! That soooo nice! That rear calliper...

Wow wow wow! That soooo nice! That rear calliper bracket would probably get you below 350! :D
Forum: Canada 02-06-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 7,255
Posted By B-Rod
Last Saturday. The pics are from a phone. I...

Last Saturday. The pics are from a phone. I didn't plan on taking any, so I didn't bring a proper camera. Solly

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Forum: Thumpers 01-28-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 6,211
Views: 1,202,886
Posted By B-Rod
It's embroidered on the suede SC seat I have....

It's embroidered on the suede SC seat I have. While I agree it could be more subtle, when it's behind me, I just can't care. Sadly, This year has had me looking at the logo all to often. Another...
Forum: Thumpers 01-28-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 6,497
Views: 989,587
Posted By B-Rod
Do it!! It's well worth it. ...

Do it!! It's well worth it.

http://b-rod.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2009-KTM-530-EXC/i-Ks2ZD5R/0/XL/IMG_1720-XL.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 01-28-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 6,211
Views: 1,202,886
Posted By B-Rod
No, at least not if you are wearing pants. You're...

No, at least not if you are wearing pants. You're in trouble if you are that far back anyways.

http://b-rod.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2009-KTM-530-EXC/i-Ks2ZD5R/0/XL/IMG_1720-XL.jpg



Haha!
Forum: Canada 01-26-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 7,255
Posted By B-Rod
Cool! Nice action shots. My buddy and I got out...

Cool! Nice action shots. My buddy and I got out for a couple hours today as well. It has been very warm for the past week, but last night it dropped to -10C, so we went for a quick rip. It was nice...
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 6,211
Views: 1,202,886
Posted By B-Rod
If the bike was run just prior to draining the...

If the bike was run just prior to draining the oil, the shimmery bits might actually be tiny tiny bubbles. It there is nothing in the screens, and the oil is full on metallic looking, it may be...
Forum: Thumpers 01-24-2014, 10:22 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 55,161
Posted By B-Rod
Word squared. This 530 (in a 500 thread *gasp*)...

Word squared. This 530 (in a 500 thread *gasp*) has 250 hours of pure high rev abuse. He's pissed that he had to buy a new chain guide. Other than that, it's been consumables and a CCT.


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Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 6,497
Views: 989,587
Posted By B-Rod
If you had a clattering cam chain, it's the most...

If you had a clattering cam chain, it's the most rewarding 5 minute job at that!
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 6,497
Views: 989,587
Posted By B-Rod
I was wondering the very same thing. Strange. I...

I was wondering the very same thing. Strange. I know I didn't and I had no trouble whatsoever.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-21-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 490
Views: 21,560
Posted By B-Rod
Check this out. Mitas Ice King is coming to...

Check this out. Mitas Ice King is coming to Canada. No more cutting liners, phew! This was posted on the Alberta Endurance Ice racing page, and they had a set at their booth at a motorcycle show.
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Forum: Canada 01-21-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 7,255
Posted By B-Rod
I'd be luckier if I had total access to where we...

I'd be luckier if I had total access to where we ride. I would have put in some laps today. . . . and tomorrow. I'm in between jobs.
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 6,497
Views: 989,587
Posted By B-Rod
I just have the usual Flatlands skid plate (I'm...

I just have the usual Flatlands skid plate (I'm not as fussy as Tom :D), and it's quick work with a die grinder to make it sight glass friendly. It's worth doing to pretty much any plate that...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-21-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 490
Views: 21,560
Posted By B-Rod
The 'oh crap' turns are the best, I agree.

The 'oh crap' turns are the best, I agree.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-21-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 490
Views: 21,560
Posted By B-Rod
The truck, and the rest of the garage for that...

The truck, and the rest of the garage for that matter, belong to a friend. It was purchased new by his grandfather in 1938. Stored indoors, and in pretty good shaped. Sadly, despite the motor being...
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 5,523
Views: 758,288
Posted By B-Rod
I'm only an honorary member here, since I only...

I'm only an honorary member here, since I only stole a girlfriend's 450 yesterday. Ground clean through the muffler. Good thing I had a take-off (cored by previous owner, so ridiculously loud and...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-20-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 490
Views: 21,560
Posted By B-Rod
Cross post from the Canadian ice thread, but you...

Cross post from the Canadian ice thread, but you guys seem to be more enthusiastic, which is why I'm constantly nosing around here.

Nice Alberta weather, nice ice! It's been above freezing very...
Forum: Canada 01-20-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 7,255
Posted By B-Rod
Nice Alberta weather, nice ice! I finally got...

Nice Alberta weather, nice ice! I finally got out. Sooo fun. I thought I'd put my wheels on a friend's Husaberg 450. It hits the limiter mud faster than the 530, and is down on torque. Fun, but I'll...
Forum: Racing 01-17-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 12,229
Views: 797,667
Posted By B-Rod
Poor Barreda. I can't even imagine how gutted and...

Poor Barreda. I can't even imagine how gutted and one would feel after o many days. So much speculation about him riding aggressively, but look what they are riding through! I know I'd crash plenty....
Forum: Racing 01-16-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 12,229
Views: 797,667
Posted By B-Rod
Ditto. Not as excited as others about Honda...

Ditto. Not as excited as others about Honda though. :D They sound even worse than KTMs.
Forum: Thumpers 01-15-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 6,497
Views: 989,587
Posted By B-Rod
If the jetting is good, a fan isn't completely...

If the jetting is good, a fan isn't completely required, but mine runs a lot in tight hot single track. I wouldn't consider not having one. I have no issues with the stock fan kit, Clockworks tank...
Forum: Thumpers 01-15-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 6,497
Views: 989,587
Posted By B-Rod
Put it in. Noise feels fast, but I doubt you'll...

Put it in. Noise feels fast, but I doubt you'll notice a difference.
Forum: Racing 01-10-2014, 12:31 AM
Replies: 12,229
Views: 797,667
Posted By B-Rod
375 pages!! I'm on vacation and haven't even...

375 pages!! I'm on vacation and haven't even looked at the first page. I've got the stages to watch on the plane on Saturday, and I'll be able to catch up next week. Hoping it isn't 370 pages of...
Forum: Thumpers 12-31-2013, 03:21 PM
Replies: 6,497
Views: 989,587
Posted By B-Rod
Remember when bikes didn't have windshields? ...

Remember when bikes didn't have windshields?

http://b-rod.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Past-Bikes/i-3qmnwN2/0/XL/DSC00224-XL.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 12-31-2013, 10:37 AM
Replies: 6,497
Views: 989,587
Posted By B-Rod
Crawl under and have a look. There is really...

Crawl under and have a look. There is really nothing going on down there, but if there is a plate holder and lights, I'd undo the 4 bolts/ screws and drop it and the wiring out of the way. Other than...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-26-2013, 10:10 PM
Replies: 490
Views: 21,560
Posted By B-Rod
I've never experienced anything like that myself,...

I've never experienced anything like that myself, but I'm hardly a pro. As Crankshaft said before, and I agree, they are sometimes too glued. The pro guys do utilize the super moto technique of...
Forum: Thumpers 12-24-2013, 01:39 PM
Replies: 6,497
Views: 989,587
Posted By B-Rod
I went from an '07 640 to a '09 530 exc, with a...

I went from an '07 640 to a '09 530 exc, with a '07 525 exc in between. I have no regrets about choosing the exc, other than wishing I went straight from the 640 to the 530, and skipped the RFS all...
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