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Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2014, 10:07 AM
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Posted By dwayne
Not water based, water washable, it is still oil...

Not water based, water washable, it is still oil based with an included emulsifier (although they do make water based penetrant, but it is not at all common), and had been around as long as I have...
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2014, 09:37 PM
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Posted By dwayne
I have used that combination for years, you need...

I have used that combination for years, you need to epoxy (JB weld, and not the 5 min stuff) the elements to the bars, then install the grips with lock wire. I found that just a small line of epoxy...
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2014, 03:59 PM
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Posted By dwayne
You have included some less than ideal practices...

You have included some less than ideal practices for optimum sensitivity (which in this case is important) , you never spray "solvent" onto the part to remove dye (unless you are using a water...
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2014, 03:50 PM
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Posted By dwayne
Pretty sure I know what I am talking about here,...

Pretty sure I know what I am talking about here, actually I am VERY confident that I know what I am talking about. Eddy Current testing has only a few principals in common with "maganaflux" more...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-11-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 439
Views: 57,159
Posted By dwayne
A little off topic, but isn't there one piece of...

A little off topic, but isn't there one piece of the WABDR that requires it? I seem to recall "the ridge" near Ellensburg being on land that required a WA. permit.
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 565
Views: 69,180
Posted By dwayne
It sounds like you need a battery anyways, so...

It sounds like you need a battery anyways, so start there but this seems like a carberation issue (float height/float needle sticking...it sounds like the bowl is not filling fast enough)...the bike...
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 565
Views: 69,180
Posted By dwayne
there are several parts fiches online. like this...

there are several parts fiches online. like this one

http://www.ktm-parts.com/OEMFINDER.html#/KTM/620_XC_e_Engine_-_1998/Engine_Case/1M08250020/08250003

your part number is 58011081100 (they...
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2014, 07:59 PM
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Posted By dwayne
Far cheaper to buy the upgraded fork. Plus and...

Far cheaper to buy the upgraded fork. Plus and test will only tell you cracks aren't there now (maybe, xrays have some pretty serious limitations in this application...eddy current testing is...
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2014, 09:58 PM
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Posted By dwayne
There is a big bolt at the bottom of every damper...

There is a big bolt at the bottom of every damper rod style fork with a (usually) copper washer. These leak from time to time. I would check that before I throw out the fork.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-04-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,680
Posted By dwayne
maybe there is a business model in the education...

maybe there is a business model in the education side of fabrication...working for yourself?
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2014, 10:28 AM
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Posted By dwayne
What is the overall length on those compared to...

What is the overall length on those compared to stock? It might help solve a clearance issue (the stock levers are longer than a telephone pole)
Forum: Americas 07-02-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 372
Posted By dwayne
you want the Discovery Pass ...

you want the Discovery Pass

http://www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/ab/banff/visit/tarifs-fees_e.asp?park=1

You can buy them at the gate.
Forum: Canada 07-02-2014, 08:24 PM
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Views: 364,900
Posted By dwayne
Just so you know, if it's not on the map,...

Just so you know, if it's not on the map, technically is not a legal trail to ride in Ghost.
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2014, 10:33 AM
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Posted By dwayne
a chunk of ready rod (all thread) or a vice, and...

a chunk of ready rod (all thread) or a vice, and a selection of sockets to pull. You use a socket bigger than the bearing, but smaller than the mount to pull/push the bearing into, and a socket that...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-02-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 315
Views: 47,433
Posted By dwayne
You can, but there is a fee, plus whatever cost...

You can, but there is a fee, plus whatever cost it may take to get a recall compliance letter from the manufacturer plus the time, expense, and risk associated with a long distance purchase. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-02-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 315
Views: 47,433
Posted By dwayne
You might have better luck with an earlier (pre...

You might have better luck with an earlier (pre tupperwear) KLR...with the 685/705 upgrade they are reasonable bikes. Any of those 3 (thumper BMW's, KLRs, DRs are stone axe reliable and upgradeable....
Forum: Americas 07-02-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 372
Posted By dwayne
I would HIGHLY doubt that, the exception MIGHT be...

I would HIGHLY doubt that, the exception MIGHT be Waterton/Glacier NPs.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-30-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 315
Views: 47,433
Posted By dwayne
I would say a DR for the dirtish side, and a...

I would say a DR for the dirtish side, and a Dakar/Sertao for the roadish side. The BMW is surprisingly good off road, as long as really steep hills and deep mud are not in the cards. For instance...
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2014, 11:55 AM
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Posted By dwayne
You mean a slow, strengthening belief in reformed...

You mean a slow, strengthening belief in reformed theology?:D

Seriously though, yes it could. Copper is more likely more noble than the steel used for bearings, so the bearing will be corroded...
Forum: Thumpers 06-22-2014, 11:48 AM
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Posted By dwayne
on the '02, the stock levers aren't...

on the '02, the stock levers aren't adjustable...the only noticeable differences is that the PU levers may fail a little easier, and that the fit and finish isn't quite as good. Given that I always...
Forum: Canada 06-22-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 5,025
Views: 364,900
Posted By dwayne
I don't know about loops, but there is excellent...

I don't know about loops, but there is excellent scenery up forestry roads in and around Kinbasket lake. You can pretty much see the back side of the Columbia Ice fields. Check my sigline. all of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-12-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 315
Views: 47,433
Posted By dwayne
Was the fact that it came out in SM trim first...

Was the fact that it came out in SM trim first indicative of the development order (ie developed as a SM and "modified') or just a quirk in timing?

It seems like a pretty damn good off road bike...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-12-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 315
Views: 47,433
Posted By dwayne
I guess it's even more impressive that it won...

I guess it's even more impressive that it won Dakar 3 times.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-12-2014, 11:59 AM
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Views: 47,433
Posted By dwayne
so where did is come from? I am genuinely...

so where did is come from? I am genuinely curious.
Forum: Orange Crush 06-12-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,625
Posted By dwayne
When I read the first post about this, I made the...

When I read the first post about this, I made the mistake that the poster was referring to to tuners work was being raced, not that the tuner was actually racing. I made this mistake because I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-12-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 315
Views: 47,433
Posted By dwayne
actually you did no such thing.

actually you did no such thing.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-12-2014, 11:32 AM
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Views: 47,433
Posted By dwayne
"690 was a supermoto souped up for dirt. " ...

"690 was a supermoto souped up for dirt. "

exactly where did that titbit come from?
Forum: Orange Crush 06-10-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,625
Posted By dwayne
I think Ned's (neduro) Baja (as in Baja 1000...is...

I think Ned's (neduro) Baja (as in Baja 1000...is that a big enough race name?) 950 SE (and many other of his race bikes) were set up by James.
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2014, 09:16 AM
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Posted By dwayne
I suspect that it is actually much simpler than...

I suspect that it is actually much simpler than that. They had the development done for the carbs and it was simpler, cheaper, and a known race proven commodity so they plunked them (the whole...
Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2014, 04:45 PM
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Posted By dwayne
you can re-anneal copper crush washers. Heat...

you can re-anneal copper crush washers. Heat with torch until they change colour, let cool slowly. Gets another use or two out of them.

I would NOT recommend this for brake system crush washers.
Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2014, 07:53 AM
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Posted By dwayne
On my '02 I added a 2 prong SAE connector that...

On my '02 I added a 2 prong SAE connector that tucks under the seat. It has probably 8-10 gauge wire...works well enough for jumping and charging. I if you wire one be sure to make positive the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-04-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 14,629
Views: 1,703,459
Posted By dwayne
That's how mine behaved when the battery leads...

That's how mine behaved when the battery leads loosened. Exactly. On the way up Cinnamon Pass, no less.
Forum: Thumpers 06-03-2014, 04:09 PM
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Posted By dwayne
$200! they better be strong.

$200! they better be strong.
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2014, 01:23 PM
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Posted By dwayne
for the original Dakar era bikes, 3L IIRC. The...

for the original Dakar era bikes, 3L IIRC. The US tank is only 14L (3.7 US gal.) to accommodate emissions stuff, while the Cdn bikes get the euro 17L (4.5 US gal tank). What I do know for sure my...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-27-2014, 10:38 PM
Replies: 315
Views: 47,433
Posted By dwayne
Markk53 forgot the Honda CL77 Scrambler in the...

Markk53 forgot the Honda CL77 Scrambler in the history parade. A very popular bike in the late sixties that was intended for road and dirt. Whatever class you call it, these bikes were ridden like...
Forum: Thumpers 05-26-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,476
Posted By dwayne
If you are looking to get rid of some duke...

If you are looking to get rid of some duke wheels...
Forum: Thumpers 05-26-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 14,629
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Posted By dwayne
Ok that looks real good,and I get the skid plate...

Ok that looks real good,and I get the skid plate now. There must have been something about the angle that threw me off. I like the aux tank, and if it was a few years ago I would have been all...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-26-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 315
Views: 47,433
Posted By dwayne
don't get me wrong, I get a perverse pleasure...

don't get me wrong, I get a perverse pleasure from taking a fully loaded mid-heavy weight adv bike down a trail, but when it gets steep and loose, the pucker factor goes way up.
Forum: Thumpers 05-26-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,476
Posted By dwayne
It won't fit, and as I recall a spacer kit was...

It won't fit, and as I recall a spacer kit was deem undo able because of the small size difference (too thin a wall in the spacer... 1.5mm)

Another KTM axle thread ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-26-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 315
Views: 47,433
Posted By dwayne
Talking Either you are a much better rider than your...

Either you are a much better rider than your buddies or they were waiting for you:D
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