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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-24-2015, 05:14 PM
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Posted By poondangle
http://www.amazon.com/Stebel-Nautilus-Universal-Mo...

http://www.amazon.com/Stebel-Nautilus-Universal-Motorcycles-Scooters/dp/B00CMX20H4

Will 139db do it for you?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-24-2015, 04:12 PM
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Posted By poondangle
Late development. I came home to a sick dog that...

Late development. I came home to a sick dog that I have to take to the vet in the morning. Saturday's ride is out, and rescheduled for Sunday. Intinerary remains the same. PM if interested
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-24-2015, 10:42 AM
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Posted By poondangle
I'm just putting around. Going to work on some...

I'm just putting around. Going to work on some skills from cornerspin, so I'll be taking it easy translating ripping the hell out of an XR100 to not tearing the hell out of me on a 690. :rofl Not...
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2015, 08:00 AM
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Posted By poondangle
The one thing I've never worried about too much...

The one thing I've never worried about too much was how much something weighed 5lbs, 10lbs.... The way I look at it, if anything on my bike needs to lose 15lbs, its me, not the bike :lol3
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-24-2015, 07:35 AM
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Posted By poondangle
I'm riding Saturday around Skidmore if anyone...

I'm riding Saturday around Skidmore if anyone wants to join. Shoot me a PM. Looks to be chilly, but the rain is supposed to hold off until late in the afternoon.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-24-2015, 07:07 AM
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Posted By poondangle
I feel like we are ready to cross the line into...

I feel like we are ready to cross the line into suspension philosophy 101. Beyond the basics like setting your sag and easy stuff like that, then we get down into opinions, preferences, and good ol'...
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2015, 09:32 AM
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Posted By poondangle
Yep, here's the stock clutch assembled ...

Yep, here's the stock clutch assembled

http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/04/23/c1e2b584b08a2f822be7312eae3923c4.jpg

Outer friction is over one notch. I have no idea why
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-23-2015, 02:39 AM
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Posted By poondangle
You can respring th forks for about $100. The...

You can respring th forks for about $100. The trick is choosing the right spring.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-23-2015, 02:21 AM
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Posted By poondangle
How about the forks?

How about the forks?
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2015, 07:30 AM
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Posted By poondangle
I've used synthetic from jump street, never...

I've used synthetic from jump street, never used/burned a drop of oil. My bike does everything from commuting to rallymoto. My guess would be that is the experience of the vast majority of owners. It...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-21-2015, 05:07 AM
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Posted By poondangle
be careful about raising the rear. As the rear...

be careful about raising the rear. As the rear comes up, it starts shifting weight up front. That changes the way it rides. Get the back end too far up, then you'll have headshake at speed.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-20-2015, 06:18 PM
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Posted By poondangle
Given that choice, go with the springs

Given that choice, go with the springs
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-20-2015, 01:18 PM
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Posted By poondangle
OH, none of this mean anything if your tires...

OH, none of this mean anything if your tires aren't inflated properly. That's the first place to check. Sorta like when your TV doesn't work, the first thing you check is to make sure its plugged in.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-20-2015, 01:07 PM
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Posted By poondangle
Ideal race or dynamic sag should be 25-30% of...

Ideal race or dynamic sag should be 25-30% of total travel, depending on how you ride. track bikes a little less, street a bit more. Again, it all works together. So you might be able to set static,...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-20-2015, 12:04 PM
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Posted By poondangle
one other thing I just thought of. Yoou can get a...

one other thing I just thought of. Yoou can get a shorter link, I'm sure. That will raise the bike, but it will also affect the spring rate. Again, I don't know jack squat about the particulars of a...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-20-2015, 10:19 AM
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Posted By poondangle
Knowing zero about a 'strom, here's my advice ...

Knowing zero about a 'strom, here's my advice

1. Make sure your sag is set correctly, both static and dynamic. If you can't get them both right, your spring rate is wrong. If the bike is starting...
Forum: Thumpers 04-19-2015, 10:49 AM
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Posted By poondangle
Oh, I see. Yes, impact off. I put the bike in...

Oh, I see. Yes, impact off. I put the bike in gear and chocked the rear to use a torque wrench to put it on. That worked better with the bike on its side, but it also work on a stand. You do have to...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-19-2015, 10:35 AM
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Posted By poondangle
Same here, seat concepts on the 690. Paid a guy...

Same here, seat concepts on the 690. Paid a guy on little creek $20 and he did it in less than an hour
Forum: Thumpers 04-19-2015, 09:29 AM
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Posted By poondangle
I reused mine. Not exactly sure what you mean by...

I reused mine. Not exactly sure what you mean by alternatives to the gear segment?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-18-2015, 02:09 PM
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Posted By poondangle
Last time I was riding there was a couple of...

Last time I was riding there was a couple of years ago. North of the ferry was nice, hard pack, and fast. South of the ferry, headed toward the prison the gravel was fresh and deep. Still fast if you...
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2015, 12:35 PM
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Posted By poondangle
I didn't buy the KTM bolts, mine came with the...

I didn't buy the KTM bolts, mine came with the Rekluse kit. They were m5 by probably 20 or so. Any thing you can find from the hardware stored
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-18-2015, 09:49 AM
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Posted By poondangle
Make sure to hit the ferry, nice gravel to and...

Make sure to hit the ferry, nice gravel to and from. Flat and straight, you can really fly in that road

http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/04/18/871b60cbf45be6a64a7b2b6505f90c12.jpg
...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-18-2015, 09:15 AM
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Posted By poondangle
Especially on any stock KTM seat. They're made...

Especially on any stock KTM seat. They're made out of 2x4s, rocks, and bee stingers.
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2015, 07:12 AM
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Posted By poondangle
I tried to find my assembly bolts, and I couldn't...

I tried to find my assembly bolts, and I couldn't put my hands on them
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-18-2015, 06:42 AM
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Posted By poondangle
Get your orders into...

Get your orders into http://www.dualsportarmory.com now. I'm dropping off my bike for some suspension work next Saturday, also dropping Ken's shock off. If anyone needs anything dropped off or picked...
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2015, 06:52 PM
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Posted By poondangle
Not that one. That screwdriver is easily 30 years...

Not that one. That screwdriver is easily 30 years old.
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2015, 06:50 PM
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Posted By poondangle
More like a $10k screwdriver holder

More like a $10k screwdriver holder
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2015, 01:13 PM
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Posted By poondangle
Here's the assembled clutch, I've circled where...

Here's the assembled clutch, I've circled where the "assembly bolts" go

http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/04/17/b4e521386296bdf6582b0114cc8b3372.jpg

Here's everything out, so you can see the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2015, 12:51 PM
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Posted By poondangle
The "assembly bolts" or KTM "special tool" are...

The "assembly bolts" or KTM "special tool" are two bolts that hold the ineer and outer hub together once you put the discs in. It makes sure the hubs and hub springs stay in place when you put the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2015, 06:04 AM
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Posted By poondangle
when I put the rekluse in, they included 2...

when I put the rekluse in, they included 2 assembly screws in the package. There isn't anything special about them, I could have gone to the hardware store and gotten them. I can't remember off the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2015, 01:17 PM
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Posted By poondangle
I'm with you on the environmentally friendly...

I'm with you on the environmentally friendly thing, its like "low fat" or "sugar free", I typically don't go for it. But, hey, if its available and it works, I don't mind spending a dollar or two...
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2015, 01:10 PM
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Posted By poondangle
floats stick, needles/seats get trash,...

floats stick, needles/seats get trash, etc....Fuels leaks to intake, intake to open valves, fuel to cylinders, fuel to oil.
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 22,235
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Posted By poondangle
i put engine ice and the Kawasaki temp switch in....

i put engine ice and the Kawasaki temp switch in. I find the "why spend $50" argument a bit specious when we are riding dirtbikes that cost $10K, and then we all seem to be able to spend half over...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-14-2015, 03:23 AM
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Posted By poondangle
I grew up on a small family farm. There's a...

I grew up on a small family farm. There's a million reasons why those types of farms are disappearing, and one of them is the complexity of the American legal and tax system. Keep some goats, as...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-13-2015, 06:31 PM
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Posted By poondangle
Sell a cow, now you run a business. That cow gets...

Sell a cow, now you run a business. That cow gets out and gets hit by a car, you're liable, unless your farm is an LLC. Business income is taxed at a different rate, (unless you sub S) which might...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-13-2015, 06:24 PM
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Posted By poondangle
Hope you know the depreciation on a cow. It's a...

Hope you know the depreciation on a cow. It's a bit more than you might think.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-13-2015, 04:08 PM
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Posted By poondangle
You can take the man out of Portsmouth, but not...

You can take the man out of Portsmouth, but not the Portsmouth out of the man:lol3
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-13-2015, 07:30 AM
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Posted By poondangle
cornerspin

Well, nuggets and I are back from Cornerspin, in one piece....barely.

It was a hoot, and I would recommend it to everyone. I know I learned a bunch. The fun factor is through the roof. Cory took...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-08-2015, 01:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 452
Posted By poondangle
It's nice. I'm 99% positive that there isn't a...

It's nice. I'm 99% positive that there isn't a dealer within 50 miles of me that would do the same thing.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-07-2015, 03:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 452
Posted By poondangle
Long Beach BMW

I wanted to post up some appreciation for the guys at Long Beach BMW. Its really awesome to deal with truly nice people. Let me give the short version of my tale of woe. I'm all the way on the east...
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