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Forum: Road Warriors 06-30-2015, 06:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,543
Posted By Stobie
No kidd'n!:wave ...

No kidd'n!:wave

http://stobie.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Hooptie/i-BdznXvc/0/X2/IMAG0173-X2.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2015, 01:06 PM
Replies: 7,671
Views: 1,267,929
Posted By Stobie
You've been having these problems in the Summer...

You've been having these problems in the Summer heat, haven't you? Plastic expands and contracts quite a bit with temp changes. Try putting it in the fridge for a while if it happens again.
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 7,671
Views: 1,267,929
Posted By Stobie
I'm afraid that's going to happen to me.:lol3 ...

I'm afraid that's going to happen to me.:lol3

I don't use it much since I got an old '05 250EXC for the woods, and should really replace it with something more street-worthy, but it's so good i...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-02-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 723
Posted By Stobie
Gearing Commander...

Gearing Commander (http://www.gearingcommander.com/) sez 4718 rpm @ 80 mph.
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2015, 07:17 AM
Replies: 3,986
Views: 395,869
Posted By Stobie
Check the tap handle (DAMHIK).

Check the tap handle (DAMHIK).
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-29-2015, 07:13 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,577
Posted By Stobie
I agree with your opinion on looks. When I look...

I agree with your opinion on looks. When I look at the standard Capo in profile, the front looks too small. The proportions of the bike imply to me that it was originally designed for a 19"front.
Forum: Thumpers 05-09-2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 3,986
Views: 395,869
Posted By Stobie
Balancing on a strip of tape like that takes mad...

Balancing on a strip of tape like that takes mad skillz.:evil
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2015, 05:58 AM
Replies: 7,671
Views: 1,267,929
Posted By Stobie
Piston w/rings, gaskets,and valve stem seals...

Piston w/rings, gaskets,and valve stem seals should be all you need for the rebuild. The oil pump upgrade is highly recommended. I see no reason to mess with the crank. You can check for free play...
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 3,986
Views: 395,869
Posted By Stobie
I'll add another vote for Kenda. I'm running the...

I'll add another vote for Kenda. I'm running the Washougal Sticky front and rear on my 530 EXC. Both are DOT-legal, and both are excellent tires. I learned about them from some local fast guys who...
Forum: Thumpers 03-09-2015, 06:29 PM
Replies: 7,671
Views: 1,267,929
Posted By Stobie
That's what I used. I believe Ned shared that...

That's what I used. I believe Ned shared that tidbit with us early in the thread.
Forum: Road Warriors 10-25-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,368
Posted By Stobie
My '93 G, as she stands today: ...

My '93 G, as she stands today:

http://stobie.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Hooptie/i-BdznXvc/0/X2/IMAG0173-X2.jpg

Rebuilt the carbs and added a Dynojet kit, then sorted the suspension with Ricor...
Forum: Thumpers 10-04-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 7,671
Views: 1,267,929
Posted By Stobie
I've opened it on two different Win 7 computers,...

I've opened it on two different Win 7 computers, but it takes a long time, maybe 10 minutes.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-01-2014, 03:56 AM
Replies: 5,558
Views: 317,131
Posted By Stobie
The great thing about motorcycle tires is that...

The great thing about motorcycle tires is that they don't last very long; so before you know it, you get to try something new.:lol3
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-30-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 5,558
Views: 317,131
Posted By Stobie
I've used Saharas and T63's, and they are both...

I've used Saharas and T63's, and they are both good tires, but the T63 will last longer than you think. The Saharas are like butter. I got over 5000 miles out of a T63 front on a 950SE, and same...
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 7,671
Views: 1,267,929
Posted By Stobie
Inmate "Nichelob" did the entire TAT, actually...

Inmate "Nichelob" did the entire TAT, actually starting in Charlotte, on a '08 450, solo. Link (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=358010)
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-27-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 709
Views: 152,035
Posted By Stobie
If it's based on the twin, they will really have...

If it's based on the twin, they will really have to screw it up for me not to get one. If they screw it up, I'll start shopping for a garage queen of a 950 Adv.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-28-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 5,558
Views: 317,131
Posted By Stobie
Hey guys, there is a QT on 321 just north of 85,...

Hey guys, there is a QT on 321 just north of 85, on the left, that has ethanol-free regular; in case any of you guys are riding something that can handle regular gas. You'll be passing it on the way...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-22-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 18,507
Posted By Stobie
I'm out. The Shen 500 falls on the same weekend...

I'm out. The Shen 500 falls on the same weekend as my daughter's fall break from her freshman year in college. If I go, I'll only get to see the little knot-head for a couple of hours.

This...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-12-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 5,558
Views: 317,131
Posted By Stobie
I demoed a Super Tenere when they were released a...

I demoed a Super Tenere when they were released a couple of years ago, and liked it a lot. It is at the top of a very short list of bikes that I would buy, along with the new V-Strom and the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-07-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 18,507
Posted By Stobie
Long time no see, old buddy. I'm trying to fit...

Long time no see, old buddy. I'm trying to fit this one in.
Forum: Thumpers 08-07-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 11,085
Posted By Stobie
To the OP: Based on my experience with my...

To the OP:

Based on my experience with my 530, I think the 500 could be the best choice, with proper setup. My 530 came from the PO with a Rekluse autoclutch, which makes it very forgiving for a...
Forum: Thumpers 08-07-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 11,085
Posted By Stobie
Bingo.:deal My 530 was heavily used when I...

Bingo.:deal

My 530 was heavily used when I got it, using tons of oil from valve stem seals that were just flat worn out, not lifted off their seats like some people have had. So, since the head...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-27-2014, 01:49 AM
Replies: 5,558
Views: 317,131
Posted By Stobie
Been up all night, so far. Riding sleep-deprived...

Been up all night, so far. Riding sleep-deprived seems like a bad idea.

I'll have to catch you guys on the next one. Sorry.

EDIT: Koolranch, I didn't get a PM with your cell. Hope you see...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-26-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,804
Posted By Stobie
I had an SE for 5 years and 25,000 miles, then...

I had an SE for 5 years and 25,000 miles, then sold it. Don't be me.:cry
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-25-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 5,558
Views: 317,131
Posted By Stobie
Forest City. If I get out the door early enough,...

Forest City. If I get out the door early enough, I'll be taking back roads to Lincolnton, then 182 (Stagecoach Trail/New House Road) to Ellenboro, and picking up 74 there. Better than slabbing 74...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-25-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 5,558
Views: 317,131
Posted By Stobie
I'm going to try to make this one. Need to get...

I'm going to try to make this one. Need to get out of the house for something besides work.

But, if that Sporting Woodrow feller is going, I dunno.......:huh
Forum: Thumpers 07-06-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,647
Posted By Stobie
That's how my 530 became available. There was a...

That's how my 530 became available. There was a brand new 500 EXC sitting in the PO's garage when I picked mine up.

Congrats!:freaky
Forum: Thumpers 07-06-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,647
Posted By Stobie
The mileage wouldn't scare me that much; it...

The mileage wouldn't scare me that much; it implies that the bike has been rideable over its 5-year lifetime, and not sitting in the garage in pieces. Also, that's not a lot of hours for that many...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-30-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 5,558
Views: 317,131
Posted By Stobie
If you're west of Charlotte, the office in...

If you're west of Charlotte, the office in Lincolnton is usually really fast. I've been there when there were more agents than there were customers. Last time I was up there, it was lined up out...
Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,282
Posted By Stobie
Yep. I'd be hoarding my pocket change and...

Yep. I'd be hoarding my pocket change and stalking Ebay for a second wheelset.
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2014, 05:17 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 63,093
Posted By Stobie
The Kenda Washougal Stickies are great DOT-legal...

The Kenda Washougal Stickies are great DOT-legal off-road tires, too, especially the front.
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2014, 04:58 AM
Replies: 7,671
Views: 1,267,929
Posted By Stobie
Yep, that's the one I used when I did my repair. ...

Yep, that's the one I used when I did my repair. I took the collared one back to the dealer and asked about it, and he told me it was a new design that is supposed to solve some the chronic leaking...
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 7,671
Views: 1,267,929
Posted By Stobie
My dealer told me to use the one on the right.

My dealer told me to use the one on the right.
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,381
Posted By Stobie
I ride an area with a lot of rocks and roots; but...

I ride an area with a lot of rocks and roots; but also deep fallen leaves, and a lot of grass-track. I am running Kenda Washougal Stickies, which are somehow DOT-legal, but have a really open tread...
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 3,986
Views: 395,869
Posted By Stobie
Steve, About two months ago, I picked up a...

Steve,

About two months ago, I picked up a really nice '05 250 EXC, very similar to, if not nearly identical to, your 250 XC-W. I can't compare to the 300 because I've never ridden one; but one...
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2014, 04:07 AM
Replies: 7,671
Views: 1,267,929
Posted By Stobie
FYI, there's a 450 EXC motor listed as "new" in...

FYI, there's a 450 EXC motor listed as "new" in the KTMtalk classifieds for $1900.00. Buy that and 520 it.

Not mine, not affiliated, don't know the guy.
Forum: Thumpers 02-17-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 7,671
Views: 1,267,929
Posted By Stobie
I've been told by a couple of tuners, James...

I've been told by a couple of tuners, James Siddall of Superplush for one, that heavier oil can cavitate and cause fade; and also affects rebound as much as compression, which may not be good. Just...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-13-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 5,558
Views: 317,131
Posted By Stobie
We got dry, granular snow with just a little...

We got dry, granular snow with just a little sleet yesterday, into the evening. Maybe 4" by 11:00. Then at 8:00 or so this morning, snow started hammering down at about a 2" per hour pace. Just...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-12-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 5,558
Views: 317,131
Posted By Stobie
Just sitting here thinking about breaking out the...

Just sitting here thinking about breaking out the 530. The local camo crowd is blasting up and down the road on their quads. Looks like fun.
Forum: Thumpers 02-04-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 7,671
Views: 1,267,929
Posted By Stobie
That chart is so out of date that displacements...

That chart is so out of date that displacements to 530cc aren't even listed; nor are the P05, P10, and P30 which are now available. The pre-08 bikes had a different shock angle and needed different...
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