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Forum: Thumpers 10-22-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 557
Posted By Auto-X Fil
I've only ridden the 500, but found the low end...

I've only ridden the 500, but found the low end to be awesome and forgiving. I hear the 350 is a little peakier, and more rewarding for the rider that's whipping through super-tight stuff at crazy...
Forum: Thumpers 10-22-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 999
Posted By Auto-X Fil
I agree that your photos are not of mud. That's...

I agree that your photos are not of mud. That's just wet trails. The MT43 will be just as good as the TMII in those conditions.

I've burned through two of each tire (Trakmaster II and MT43), in...
Forum: Thumpers 10-20-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 999
Posted By Auto-X Fil
MT43 at 5-6psi. Don't forget the rim lock. 4.0 is...

MT43 at 5-6psi. Don't forget the rim lock. 4.0 is the only size available. It'll fit unless you made gearing changes that slid the axle forward.

The Trackmaster II isn't bad either. Run it at...
Forum: Thumpers 10-16-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,652
Posted By Auto-X Fil
You just won some kind of awesome prize for this...

You just won some kind of awesome prize for this thread revival. :clap

Saddam Hussein was still alive when this thread was last posted in. :huh
Forum: Thumpers 10-16-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 11,483
Views: 548,205
Posted By Auto-X Fil
This thread makes me want to create a troll...

This thread makes me want to create a troll account so badly...
Forum: Thumpers 10-16-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,892
Posted By Auto-X Fil
Most experienced off-road riders use <300lb...

Most experienced off-road riders use <300lb bikes. Smaller is better off-road, period. WR250R or lighter. The bigger bikes are better on-road, and much worse off-road.
Forum: The Garage 10-13-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 325
Posted By Auto-X Fil
The 4.10 was smaller than a 120/80... So yeah,...

The 4.10 was smaller than a 120/80... So yeah, they run very small.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-13-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 27,249
Posted By Auto-X Fil
I'm happy. There are never any police on my...

I'm happy. There are never any police on my commute, out here in the boonies. :D

There are deer. Now THOSE keep my speed down.
Forum: Thumpers 10-13-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,009
Posted By Auto-X Fil
That's certainly the wrong chain/sprocket combo. ...

That's certainly the wrong chain/sprocket combo.

Lay the stock chain against the old one and check spacing and bushing size.

Lay the sprockets on each other and check spacing.
Forum: Thumpers 10-12-2014, 05:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 614
Posted By Auto-X Fil
Knobbies are for off-road trails, not dirt roads....

Knobbies are for off-road trails, not dirt roads. OEM F7 tires will be just fine.

I live on a dirt road, and have taken sport bikes and cruisers up roads that many cars can't go on. Tires are...
Forum: Thumpers 10-09-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,781
Posted By Auto-X Fil
What bikes are you used to? Did you wind it out,...

What bikes are you used to? Did you wind it out, or short-shift?
Forum: Thumpers 10-09-2014, 04:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,700
Posted By Auto-X Fil
It's true. Where I ride in PA/NY, it's full-lock...

It's true. Where I ride in PA/NY, it's full-lock back and forth for a nimble bike. The 690 just doesn't turn that tight, even with the stops modified as far as possible. The turning radius is a real...
Forum: Thumpers 10-07-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 575
Posted By Auto-X Fil
Dedicated dirt bikes are lighter, cheaper, easier...

Dedicated dirt bikes are lighter, cheaper, easier to ride, and don't have insurance or registration costs. You can also buy and sell them without paying tax or doing any paperwork in most states.
...
Forum: Thumpers 10-03-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,550
Posted By Auto-X Fil
The CRF is a mini-adventure bike. If you want to...

The CRF is a mini-adventure bike. If you want to ride to work and hit some dirt roads, or maybe some moderate ATV trails, it's great. It's much smoother on the street, the EFI fueling is spot-on, and...
Forum: Thumpers 10-03-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 11,483
Views: 548,205
Posted By Auto-X Fil
The best part is that most of the WRRs out there...

The best part is that most of the WRRs out there have less than 10k miles. It'll be 2025 before a significant number have 20k.

There's a lot of asking for KTM fanbois to PROVE how reliable the...
Forum: Thumpers 10-03-2014, 04:34 AM
Replies: 11,483
Views: 548,205
Posted By Auto-X Fil
The internet is a strange place. Last...

The internet is a strange place.

Last night, there were in attendance for 5 laps of some highly technical wooded single-track:

500 EXC
300 EXC
350 EXC-F
TE449
DRZ400
WR250R
Forum: Thumpers 10-03-2014, 04:00 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,589
Posted By Auto-X Fil
You mean a plated WR450F? There's no WR450R in...

You mean a plated WR450F? There's no WR450R in the lineup.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-02-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,884
Posted By Auto-X Fil
Not in every state. NY has many places where...

Not in every state. NY has many places where small side-roads don't interrupt passing zones. For instance:

https://goo.gl/maps/nR8ZS
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-02-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,493
Posted By Auto-X Fil
1,800 miles on an MT43 1500 from a Shinko 244,...

1,800 miles on an MT43 1500 from a Shinko 244, less from real knobbies. PA tar-and-chip roads are awful on tires.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-02-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 372
Views: 27,249
Posted By Auto-X Fil
You probably live in an are where there are lots...

You probably live in an are where there are lots of passing zones, and double-yellow lines mean it's quite unsafe to pass.

I commute 25 miles each way. There are a dozen good passing spots, and...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 10-01-2014, 04:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 590
Posted By Auto-X Fil
This is correct as of 2010: ...

This is correct as of 2010:

http://www.dirtandgravel.psu.edu/pa_program/gis/documents/map_large.pdf
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 11,483
Views: 548,205
Posted By Auto-X Fil
I've seen numerous accounts of RFS bikes going...

I've seen numerous accounts of RFS bikes going over 20k on the stock bottom end. In fact, every 20k mile+ RFS bike I've seen was either on the stock bottom end, or it was re-built because it was...
Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 11,483
Views: 548,205
Posted By Auto-X Fil
I don't usually go quite that long on my CRF250L,...

I don't usually go quite that long on my CRF250L, which specs 8,000 mile intervals - but I beat the crap out of that bike. I would go 3k on a 500, just like I do on my WRR. I only go to 4-5k on the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 11,483
Views: 548,205
Posted By Auto-X Fil
If the 500 isn't doing higher speeds, brisker...

If the 500 isn't doing higher speeds, brisker acceleration, and/or more wheelies... Why bring the 500? I'm a bit tongue-in-cheek here, but it begs to be asked.

But yes, I can't imagine grenading...
Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 11,483
Views: 548,205
Posted By Auto-X Fil
In the right hands, an F650GS can go anywhere a...

In the right hands, an F650GS can go anywhere a KLR can go.
In the right hands, a KLR can go anywhere a DR650 can go.
In the right hands, a DR650 can go anywhere an XR650L can go.
In the right...
Forum: Thumpers 09-28-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 11,483
Views: 548,205
Posted By Auto-X Fil
I've ridded the CRF, WRR, and EXC around the same...

I've ridded the CRF, WRR, and EXC around the same highly technical single-track.

CRF250L<WRR<EXC 500

And, the gaps between the bikes are about the same. That is, for technical, 1st gear...
Forum: Thumpers 09-27-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,593
Posted By Auto-X Fil
You can buy a 500 and just not do the...

You can buy a 500 and just not do the maintenance. If you're nice to it, it'll last. There are option for adding oil capacity as well.

Still, for RTW... I'd think 690, to better handle the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-26-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 10,253
Views: 1,871,185
Posted By Auto-X Fil
Try 4-6psi in that MT43, with a tubliss setup. I...

Try 4-6psi in that MT43, with a tubliss setup. I run that with tubes and rim locks when things get gnarly. It's awesome.
Forum: Thumpers 09-26-2014, 04:04 AM
Replies: 11,483
Views: 548,205
Posted By Auto-X Fil
I agree that a 500 would be worthless after that....

I agree that a 500 would be worthless after that. Again... If money was no object, what would you buy?
Forum: Thumpers 09-26-2014, 04:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 741
Posted By Auto-X Fil
Budget? The WRR will do 80 on the highway -...

Budget?

The WRR will do 80 on the highway - barely. I don't like doing it for long periods of time, and headwinds or hills will knock that speed down quickly. It is awesome in the woods, however. ...
Forum: Thumpers 09-25-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 11,483
Views: 548,205
Posted By Auto-X Fil
This thread is hilarious. Money no object?...

This thread is hilarious.

Money no object? Get a 500 or 690, whatever suits your needs better.

Want to save some coin? Want to get there, but maybe not all that fast? WRR.

Any WRR rider...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 09-25-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 795
Posted By Auto-X Fil
Speed is usually off by 5% or so. Odometers are...

Speed is usually off by 5% or so. Odometers are very accurate, by law. I have yet to find one off by more than about +/- 1% with newish stock tires.

Note that a full knobby wears 2% in diameter...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 09-24-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 590
Posted By Auto-X Fil
Woah, check this out - it's traffic volume for...

Woah, check this out - it's traffic volume for each major road in PA! This would be great if you are planning a ride and want to avoid cars.
...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 09-24-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 590
Posted By Auto-X Fil
I live right in the middle of the biggest red...

I live right in the middle of the biggest red section. :-)

Thanks!
Forum: Thumpers 09-22-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,589
Posted By Auto-X Fil
What kind of trails? I vote WR250R. It's a...

What kind of trails?

I vote WR250R. It's a much easier-to-ride bike than the portly DRZ. It's plenty tall enough for you as well. It's a little over-sprung for me, but should suit you pretty well...
Forum: Equipment 09-22-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 264
Views: 67,568
Posted By Auto-X Fil
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Etymotic-ER-6-In-Ear-only-...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Etymotic-ER-6-In-Ear-only-Headphones-Black-/281444120099?pt=US_Headphones&hash=item4187607623

I just keep snagging used ones and re-cabling them. :D
Forum: The Garage 09-20-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,228
Posted By Auto-X Fil
They make lever-operated valves with nozzle...

They make lever-operated valves with nozzle attachments for your compressor, for blowing air on stuff. Those work very well for bead-seating.

I find that lube helps a lot. If the bead is touching...
Forum: Thumpers 09-19-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,050
Posted By Auto-X Fil
You are going the wrong direction. The X is a...

You are going the wrong direction. The X is a killer bike - for those wanting serious off-road chops. I think the F650GS is perfect for you. It's a much nicer street bike than the X, and more common...
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 270
Posted By Auto-X Fil
Check out this photo. Many people have done...

Check out this photo. Many people have done something similar. I did mine with the following:

Tuff Lites LED turn signals ($60/pr)
Factory tail light ($0)
Tusk LED relay ($15)

I made a...
Forum: Alaska 09-18-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 758
Posted By Auto-X Fil
I own two rooms in our house: the kitchen, and...

I own two rooms in our house: the kitchen, and the garage. When I want to go play, I bake a cake in the kitchen - that's my permission slip. :-)
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