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Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 1,575
Views: 226,560
Posted By David_Moen
I had a hard time getting the correct "free play...

I had a hard time getting the correct "free play gain" when I installed my Rekluse. I ended up having to add some spacer washers on top of the throw-out bearing AND install 3 thinner steels. When...
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 1,575
Views: 226,560
Posted By David_Moen
If you aren't remapping, I'd say anything other...

If you aren't remapping, I'd say anything other than the stock exhaust with the screen in the silencer removed is a waste of money. On the other hand, if you are interested in spending enough money...
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 1,575
Views: 226,560
Posted By David_Moen
I think if you put on a less restrictive exhaust...

I think if you put on a less restrictive exhaust with the stock fuel map you would be exaggerating the characteristics of the already overly lean fueling.

In my case, re-mapping with the stock...
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 1,575
Views: 226,560
Posted By David_Moen
Just an update for anyone considering exhaust. ...

Just an update for anyone considering exhaust.

I was pretty conviced the stock exhaust (with the screen removed from the silencer) was the way to go. I have no interest in more top end power, but...
Forum: Vendors 03-18-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 1,369
Views: 211,354
Posted By David_Moen
Well fook! It's already installed and looking...

Well fook! It's already installed and looking mahvelous. I'm sure that if I pull the cover off now off things are going to go bad when I try to reinstall. What's the downside if I don't have the...
Forum: Vendors 03-18-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 1,369
Views: 211,354
Posted By David_Moen
Plastic underlayment?

I just installed a seat kit, current KTM model. Came with the "new and improved" logo and everything. The only things in the bag were the foam, cover and instructions. Am I missing something?
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 1,575
Views: 226,560
Posted By David_Moen
The 350 runs quite warm, even on days when there...

The 350 runs quite warm, even on days when there is snow on the ground, my fan still comes on quite regularly when riding in the bush. As mentioned previously the off-road only versions of the bike...
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 1,575
Views: 226,560
Posted By David_Moen
On my bike the plastic Y shaped fitting that...

On my bike the plastic Y shaped fitting that lives just north of the waterpump cracked, and was weeping. An aftermarket hose kit was less expensive than an OEM replacement. While I was at it, I...
Forum: Racing 03-11-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 3,043
Views: 167,441
Posted By David_Moen
Yup, don't spendin' James' money that way you...

Yup, don't spendin' James' money that way you dumb kid!
Forum: Thumpers 03-09-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 6,118
Views: 1,181,352
Posted By David_Moen
I don't know if this is applicable or not, but I...

I don't know if this is applicable or not, but I just installed a LeoVince X3 Ti-tech full system on my 350. I was planning to stick with the de-screened stock silencer, but my suspension guy, who I...
Forum: Racing 03-08-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 2,044
Views: 156,323
Posted By David_Moen
I wonder if Honda will respond to Horna's...

I wonder if Honda will respond to Horna's capitulation by re-working the "production" racer to be more competitive with the Ducatis and Forward Racing bikes. Right now they are looking worse than...
Forum: Thumpers 03-08-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 1,575
Views: 226,560
Posted By David_Moen
Whew! Just finished my winter upgrade...

Whew!

Just finished my winter upgrade projects!

Re-wire grip heaters
Install Rekluse
Re-spring for my weight
Install Seat Concepts foam/cover

And as a bonus, when I was...
Forum: Racing 03-01-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 3,043
Views: 167,441
Posted By David_Moen
I could use a stream too! Visiting relatives...

I could use a stream too! Visiting relatives this weekend, and I don't know if I can hold out until I get home Wednesday to watch the recorded race at home!
Forum: Vendors 02-28-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 1,313
Views: 216,441
Posted By David_Moen
Please add me to the list for a two-pack.

Please add me to the list for a two-pack.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-22-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,288
Posted By David_Moen
'13 to '14 GS - Any differences?

I'm toying with the idea trading my '05 GS in on one of the new generation bikes. Two of the dealers I have stopped in at have had "demo" '13s with the right equipment on them. Mileage on both...
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 1,575
Views: 226,560
Posted By David_Moen
I guess I'm lucky. I've got 2 great suspension...

I guess I'm lucky. I've got 2 great suspension tuners located within an hour drive from my house.
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 1,575
Views: 226,560
Posted By David_Moen
IMHO I would only use a kit like that if...

IMHO

I would only use a kit like that if there was no way to get my bike to a suspension tuner. A proper lowering will cost no more than the kit, and it is completely reversible. You can also...
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 6,118
Views: 1,181,352
Posted By David_Moen
Too Purdy!

Too Purdy!
Forum: Thumpers 02-17-2014, 10:39 PM
Replies: 1,575
Views: 226,560
Posted By David_Moen
I have a 30" inseam as well, and I got used to...

I have a 30" inseam as well, and I got used to the seat height pretty quickly. I didn't get used to the seat HARDNESS though. Unless you've ridden the bike a bunch, and just can't get it to work...
Forum: Thumpers 02-14-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 1,575
Views: 226,560
Posted By David_Moen
Mine fell off when I hack-sawed off the plastic...

Mine fell off when I hack-sawed off the plastic bit they were stuck on!

A bit of trimming, removal of the license plate illuminator, some Sicass blinkers, and my little honey is sporting a nice...
Forum: Thumpers 02-14-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 1,575
Views: 226,560
Posted By David_Moen
That Race-Tech article dates from about 2007 or...

That Race-Tech article dates from about 2007 or so I think. Even back then the OEM springs were straight rate, Race-Tech was pushing their custom wound progressive springs plus a Gold Valve to make...
Forum: Thumpers 02-14-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 1,575
Views: 226,560
Posted By David_Moen
The stock and optional springs in my manual (and...

The stock and optional springs in my manual (and on my bike) are certainly straight rate. I had the suspension on my 300 done by Ian McKill at Rider's Edge, and ended up sticking with a straight...
Forum: Thumpers 02-13-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 1,575
Views: 226,560
Posted By David_Moen
The shock is valved for a straight rate spring. ...

The shock is valved for a straight rate spring. The "P" in PDS, means that the damping is progressively stiffer as the shock is compressed. Unless you get the shock re-valved at the same time, I...
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 1,575
Views: 226,560
Posted By David_Moen
Power delivery '13 vs '14

I keep hearing about "improved low and mid-range power" for the '14 350 EXC-F. The only mechanical change that I can see is the switch to plain bearing mains.

Is there really a difference? A...
Forum: Racing 02-11-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 3,043
Views: 167,441
Posted By David_Moen
Those guys are just plain awesome!

Those guys are just plain awesome!
Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 1,575
Views: 226,560
Posted By David_Moen
Bad gas? Before you start pulling things apart,...

Bad gas? Before you start pulling things apart, dump your gas into your cage, and go get some fresh high-test, see if that smartens things up.
Forum: Thumpers 02-03-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 1,575
Views: 226,560
Posted By David_Moen
Someone on KTMTalk.com reminded me.... ...

Someone on KTMTalk.com reminded me....

http://www.cycleterminal.com/fuse-box-kits.html

Super sanitary way to power gadgets.
Forum: Thumpers 02-03-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 1,575
Views: 226,560
Posted By David_Moen
That's what I'm leaning towards, I just don't...

That's what I'm leaning towards, I just don't know where to get a really small relay. I heard of someone who made up aux. power kits a while ago, but I don't remember where I saw that.
Forum: Thumpers 02-02-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 1,575
Views: 226,560
Posted By David_Moen
My grips won't turn off, and I don't want to get...

My grips won't turn off, and I don't want to get stranded. I was running them off of the fan power connecter last spring, but when the warmer weather came, I boiled my bike over a couple of times. ...
Forum: Thumpers 02-02-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 1,575
Views: 226,560
Posted By David_Moen
My fan connector was bundled up under the tank as...

My fan connector was bundled up under the tank as well. I would love another spare accessory power connector for GPS/heated grips.
Forum: Racing 01-29-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 2,044
Views: 156,323
Posted By David_Moen
So is it official? Ducati is going to be running...

So is it official? Ducati is going to be running in the "Open" class?

http://www.cycleworld.com/2014/01/29/ducati-set-to-shake-up-motogp-with-new-open-strategy/...
Forum: Canada 01-26-2014, 10:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,283
Posted By David_Moen
Made the trek down to the show Saturday with the...

Made the trek down to the show Saturday with the missus and some riding friends. Had a good time! Had a nice long, illuminating conversation with Don Hatton, said Hi to Steve Dyck once again, met...
Forum: Vendors 01-21-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 1,369
Views: 211,354
Posted By David_Moen
That's a terrible thing... You HAVE to buy...

That's a terrible thing...

You HAVE to buy a 1190 for R&D purposes....:)

I ordered my seat/cover kit yesterday from Slaven's. Maybey they have some old stock with old logos. :D
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 1,575
Views: 226,560
Posted By David_Moen
Man, those photos, and videos make me want to...

Man, those photos, and videos make me want to ride! Still too much snow, and way too cold here. Grrrrr!
Forum: Thumpers 01-18-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 6,118
Views: 1,181,352
Posted By David_Moen
Stanwood, isn't that on Camano Island? My wife...

Stanwood, isn't that on Camano Island? My wife has relatives out there. Her cousin Sherman, now passed, had a company called Camano Moulds. Used to make moulds for everything from golf clubs to...
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 1,575
Views: 226,560
Posted By David_Moen
EXCs have locked FI maps because they are sold as...

EXCs have locked FI maps because they are sold as emissions reg compliant, road going vehicles. XCs are pure off-roaders, they shouldn't need to be "unlocked" as EXCs do.

...
Forum: Racing 01-12-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 616
Views: 60,671
Posted By David_Moen
And yet, the mini is in front....

And yet, the mini is in front....
Forum: Racing 01-12-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 2,044
Views: 156,323
Posted By David_Moen
I liked the "elbow to the head" passing...

I liked the "elbow to the head" passing technique! :D
Forum: Racing 01-12-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 3,043
Views: 167,441
Posted By David_Moen
I thought that RD's pass on Barcia showed some...

I thought that RD's pass on Barcia showed some aggression, but that seemed to be all the fight he had in him. I can only assume that he thought that passing Brayton may require him to make a move...
Forum: Thumpers 01-06-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 6,118
Views: 1,181,352
Posted By David_Moen
The rope isn't for holding TDC, it's for stuffing...

The rope isn't for holding TDC, it's for stuffing the combustion chamber so that all the valves are pushed closed when the piston is at TDC.
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