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Forum: Day Trippin' 03-19-2015, 10:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,124
Posted By Yardstick
Looks like a fun day*! :clap *with the...

Looks like a fun day*! :clap


*with the exception of that wet crap! :lol3
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-19-2015, 05:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,590
Posted By Yardstick
Great stuff! :clap I heard there was...

Great stuff! :clap I heard there was singletrack in that area, but couldn't find anyone who knew specifically where it was. Those slot canyons are really cool too. We need to do a little info...
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2015, 02:54 PM
Replies: 8,746
Views: 1,832,555
Posted By Yardstick
P3 makes a carbon water pump cover for the 500....

P3 makes a carbon water pump cover for the 500. How many people have really damaged their cover? I've seen one in this thread (or maybe it was the xc-w thread). Pretty low failure rate.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-18-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 20,073
Posted By Yardstick
I have ~600 miles on my 990Rs stacks, but it was...

I have ~600 miles on my 990Rs stacks, but it was mostly graded dirt and some less maintained gravel roads. And it was 2-up with camping gear. With that setup and that terrain, it was incredible. ...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-17-2015, 09:05 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 20,073
Posted By Yardstick
I can dig out the differences tomorrow, but as a...

I can dig out the differences tomorrow, but as a quick summary, the 500 doesn't have a lot more damping than the 990 did stock. It's an interesting comparison but they are very different bikes.

...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-17-2015, 08:39 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 20,073
Posted By Yardstick
There's a pretty serious learning curve with...

There's a pretty serious learning curve with Restackor Pro, but I think it's worth every penny and then some. I have been able to make very pointed changes and also see what's not really effective....
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-17-2015, 08:18 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 20,073
Posted By Yardstick
There's a lot more info in the software than what...

There's a lot more info in the software than what I posted or could post without writing a book (just look at the Restackor site for a while). I'm using Motorex 5W. I have Redline Medium in my 500....
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-17-2015, 07:22 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 20,073
Posted By Yardstick
They would have different feels, but not by a...

They would have different feels, but not by a whole lot. Your clicker settings might bring them even closer.

For the purposes of this comparison, and since I didn't know your clicker settings, I...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-17-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 20,073
Posted By Yardstick
I got a lot of information from the same sources...

I got a lot of information from the same sources (ktmtalk, thumpertalk, ADV) and anything else I could read that spoke in technical terms about suspension and shim changes. My initial motivation to...
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2015, 02:12 PM
Replies: 8,746
Views: 1,832,555
Posted By Yardstick
That's the procedure for checking the OE clutch....

That's the procedure for checking the OE clutch. It's pretty easy and quick to check. It's a little more involved to replace the rubbers.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-16-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 20,073
Posted By Yardstick
I just ran Slackmeyer's stacks from this post...

I just ran Slackmeyer's stacks from this post (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=26059943&postcount=110) against mine, from this other post...
Forum: Thumpers 03-14-2015, 11:06 AM
Replies: 8,746
Views: 1,832,555
Posted By Yardstick
The basket didn't show any wear. It's steel and...

The basket didn't show any wear. It's steel and much thicker than the disk material at the bearing surface.
Forum: Thumpers 03-14-2015, 10:24 AM
Replies: 1,287
Views: 219,699
Posted By Yardstick
X-post ...

X-post (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=26357143&postcount=8591)from the 500 EXC thread on what I found when getting into my 500 XC-W's clutch for the first time.
Forum: Thumpers 03-14-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 8,746
Views: 1,832,555
Posted By Yardstick
Speaking of clutch rubbers... I replaced mine...

Speaking of clutch rubbers... I replaced mine for the first time recently. I kept meaning to change them at an oil change interval starting at 60 hrs, but kept getting in a hurry to ride the next...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-11-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 20,073
Posted By Yardstick
It's a 990! They flex! :lol3 The 950 SE had...

It's a 990! They flex! :lol3 The 950 SE had four! :eek1

Stock SE for anyone interested (sorry, these are inverted from the other stack I posted):

BV:
1x18 0.25
1x11 0.3
1x12 0.2...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-11-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 20,073
Posted By Yardstick
I ended up buying and experimenting with the...

I ended up buying and experimenting with the Restackor program to come up with something a little different on my 990R.

Base Valve:
2x24 0.20
4x24 0.10
22 0.10
20 0.10
18 0.10
16 0.10...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-09-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 5,815
Views: 340,800
Posted By Yardstick
Then you want the "Red Pill"...

Then you want the "Red Pill" (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=445263). :evil
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-09-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 10,050
Views: 913,814
Posted By Yardstick
Did you read the thread? Post 103...

Did you read the thread? Post 103 (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=26284007&postcount=103) of the February in AZ on the Bull Run Trail Day Trippin' Report...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-09-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 10,050
Views: 913,814
Posted By Yardstick
Since there's some talk of riding watery areas...

Since there's some talk of riding watery areas going on, I might as well repost this tidbit:

I saw an e-mail about something new to be aware of with regard to Prescott Trails. The Prescott Trail...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-04-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,211
Posted By Yardstick
I saw an e-mail about something new to be aware...

I saw an e-mail about something new to be aware of with regard to Prescott Trails. The Prescott Trail Safety Coalition (http://ptsc-2011.blogspot.com/) has a new blog post about the recent wet/snowy...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-28-2015, 04:46 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,211
Posted By Yardstick
http://img.pandawhale.com/post-30842-Well-Were-wai...

http://img.pandawhale.com/post-30842-Well-Were-waiting-gif-Caddysha-Vc4C.gif

Where's the snow pics? :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2015, 05:56 AM
Replies: 8,746
Views: 1,832,555
Posted By Yardstick
Those and "Leg Pegs" seem like solutions in...

Those and "Leg Pegs" seem like solutions in search of a problem. My 530 had bulges in the area where these devices would go. Those bulges were one of the things I didn't like about that bike.
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-26-2015, 06:43 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,211
Posted By Yardstick
Here's another...

Here's another (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=668837) from early March where we hit icy/snowy patches on Upper Bradshaw.
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-26-2015, 04:46 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,211
Posted By Yardstick
You guys have seen the weather forecasts for up...

You guys have seen the weather forecasts for up there, haven't you? Snow can make things really interesting (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=550468) up there. :deal
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-25-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,211
Posted By Yardstick
Or you could ride Bull Run from Pine Flat and...

Or you could ride Bull Run from Pine Flat and then come back on the Bradshaw and hook into Arrastra. That was my plan until Slowred's chain broke.
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-23-2015, 03:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,338
Posted By Yardstick
Looks like a great day! Sorry I missed this one!...

Looks like a great day! Sorry I missed this one! :cry
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-19-2015, 05:49 PM
Replies: 5,815
Views: 340,800
Posted By Yardstick
Tempting! I had a 1992. That bike went...

Tempting! I had a 1992. That bike went everywhere, including the Yankee Doodle and Bradshaw trails. I think I would rather have a KTM 550 2 stroke again, though. :evil
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-16-2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,211
Posted By Yardstick
Bull Run St. Valentine's Day Massacre!

We were making good time until a stick took out Slowred's chain.
http://i369.photobucket.com/albums/oo132/Yardst1ck/Rides/20150214_PNF_BullRun/BullRun_01.jpg


A reminder that we might want to...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-11-2015, 07:49 PM
Replies: 10,050
Views: 913,814
Posted By Yardstick
Excellent! :clap

Excellent! :clap
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-11-2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,211
Posted By Yardstick
If I weren't trying to make a three day ride next...

If I weren't trying to make a three day ride next week, I'd go! I don't think I want to beat myself up that bad and then jump on the 990 for three days. :lol3 How about a try at my unintentional...
Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2015, 07:09 PM
Replies: 8,746
Views: 1,832,555
Posted By Yardstick
There are large blocks of open cell foam that...

There are large blocks of open cell foam that take up the space between skid plates and engines to keep that area from filling up with mud. The little strips between the plate and frame wouldn't do a...
Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 8,746
Views: 1,832,555
Posted By Yardstick
That might help a little. The plastic quick...

That might help a little. The plastic quick release plates come with some thin foam (so did my old Works Connection plate). It's more for abrasion resistance than impact dispersion. I'd like to get...
Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 8,746
Views: 1,832,555
Posted By Yardstick
It's a problem of his posting with Tapatalk. The...

It's a problem of his posting with Tapatalk. The first picture that doesn't show up is of the TMD damage. Second shows the RTE (carbon) and third shows the crushed frame. The timeline from...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-10-2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 10,050
Views: 913,814
Posted By Yardstick
These should bring on the BOOM! :lol3

These should bring on the BOOM! :lol3
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-10-2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 10,050
Views: 913,814
Posted By Yardstick
They're yours! What do you think I'm making room...

They're yours! What do you think I'm making room for anyway?? :evil
Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2015, 10:42 AM
Replies: 8,746
Views: 1,832,555
Posted By Yardstick
According to his statement in that thread...

According to his statement in that thread (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=25392796#post25392796), "Well my tmd skid plate did worse then the RTE and yes my bike is sprung for my...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-10-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 10,050
Views: 913,814
Posted By Yardstick
No, nobody has offered any rabbits yet. ...

No, nobody has offered any rabbits yet.



I have two RC airplanes that I don't fly! Maybe you just need to add to your collection! :evil



As tempting as that is, I need less stuff, not...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-10-2015, 04:39 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,211
Posted By Yardstick
Not me! We worked on the south end of Cherry...

Not me! We worked on the south end of Cherry Creek a while ago, but didn't do anything on Lower Wagoner. Someone is doing maintenance up there. Little Wolf Creek was a lot more open and clear the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-09-2015, 08:04 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,211
Posted By Yardstick
Such a fun trail! Sorry I missed it this time.

Such a fun trail! Sorry I missed it this time.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-09-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 10,050
Views: 913,814
Posted By Yardstick
Would anyone in the local group be interested in...

Would anyone in the local group be interested in some JBL floorstanding speakers? I put them up on CL (http://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/ele/4870752898.html), but I'm not having much luck moving...
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