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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-30-2015, 11:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 986
Posted By malignity
I have friends that run like 5. :huh I can't...

I have friends that run like 5. :huh

I can't say for sure how your tire will wear because every tire is different. I have a Kenda Trakmaster 760 on my bike right now, and after 50 miles of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-30-2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 986
Posted By malignity
I run around 15 PSI wherever I go. I've never...

I run around 15 PSI wherever I go. I've never seen a reason not to. Fine on-road, fine in sugar sand. Some tires chunk easier on pavement with the lower PSI though I think.

Some of my riding...
Forum: The Garage 04-30-2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 4,823
Views: 676,709
Posted By malignity
Alright, cool. So that's how you tell them apart?...

Alright, cool. So that's how you tell them apart? 14 vs 10? Guess I didn't realize the difference between them. My dad is a machinist with specialized tools, but all of his stuff at the shop is far...
Forum: The Garage 04-30-2015, 05:42 AM
Replies: 4,823
Views: 676,709
Posted By malignity
I suppose I could just use my chop saw. Is there...

I suppose I could just use my chop saw. Is there any reservations of just swapping out for an abrasive blade, or should I dedicate one to wood and one to metal? I only have one right now, but garage...
Forum: The Garage 04-28-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 4,823
Views: 676,709
Posted By malignity
That isn't horrible. I saw a set, tanks and...

That isn't horrible. I saw a set, tanks and everything at an estate sale (whole setup) for $75. I should have gotten them. :cry
Forum: The Garage 04-28-2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 4,823
Views: 676,709
Posted By malignity
Not the set, just the torch. Needs a new nose or...

Not the set, just the torch. Needs a new nose or nozzle or whatever. I thought it was a good deal. The harbor freight torches (with nose) are like $60 or so.

I've heard of people using circular...
Forum: The Garage 04-28-2015, 08:33 AM
Replies: 4,823
Views: 676,709
Posted By malignity
A buddy of mine just gave me an old Miller AC/DC...

A buddy of mine just gave me an old Miller AC/DC arc welder over Christmas for free. I learned the basics and practiced at a friends, and seem to be fairly decent at arc welding and horrible at mig. ...
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2015, 08:13 AM
Replies: 49,257
Views: 10,311,488
Posted By malignity
We don't have dirt bikes according to some of the...

We don't have dirt bikes according to some of the orange koolaid drinkers here. :rofl :evil
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2015, 07:09 AM
Replies: 49,257
Views: 10,311,488
Posted By malignity
Probably not recommended since we have a wet sump...

Probably not recommended since we have a wet sump system, but I just found this thread on how to keep it stuck open if it becomes problematic. This is from an R1, but they use the same sensor as...
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2015, 06:54 AM
Replies: 49,257
Views: 10,311,488
Posted By malignity
You know... I think I have my FMF tuner taped to...

You know... I think I have my FMF tuner taped to that thing. :huh

I know exactly what it is now. I'll pull it apart, clean it with contact cleaner, and get it back in order. Thank you!
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2015, 06:27 AM
Replies: 49,257
Views: 10,311,488
Posted By malignity
Ah, okay. I'll look for it. I haven't moved...

Ah, okay. I'll look for it. I haven't moved anything to my knowledge in uncorking the bike, but maybe I bumped it or something. Funny, I dumped the bike too (slow tight turn around on uneven ground,...
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2015, 06:03 AM
Replies: 49,257
Views: 10,311,488
Posted By malignity
Anyone have any issues with their bike shutting...

Anyone have any issues with their bike shutting off intermittently on a hard braking?

It seems occasionally if I slam hard on my brakes in sand, chop the throttle, and slide to a dead stop, my...
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 499
Posted By malignity
6 speed fuel injected DRZ400 or GTFO. :evil

6 speed fuel injected DRZ400 or GTFO.
:evil
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2015, 05:22 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 10,396
Posted By malignity
Btw guys, I hate to say it, but you're making me...

Btw guys, I hate to say it, but you're making me miss my KTM's in this thread. I eyeballed a 350cc on their website this morning while dealing with the newborn. :rofl
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2015, 05:21 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 10,396
Posted By malignity
Legitimate question, does the current EXC model...

Legitimate question, does the current EXC model dual sport have any sort of cush drive? I thought I remember hearing something about there being some sort of cush system in the brakes of the WRR. I...
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2015, 05:07 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 10,396
Posted By malignity
After 200 miles of tough single track and two...

After 200 miles of tough single track and two track exploring, sometimes you realize "well, I gotta get home now. Either I go back the way I came, or I hoof it via pavement."

I wouldn't bat an...
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2015, 05:04 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 10,396
Posted By malignity
I said, less the duke. You didn't catch that....

I said, less the duke. You didn't catch that. Sure, they make a sport quad or two, but you're missing the point. The reason why the Japanese companies are behind are because they have a much more...
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 10,396
Posted By malignity
I was slowest on my 400, and am approximately the...

I was slowest on my 400, and am approximately the same speed on my 250R than I was on my 300. Maybe slightly slower because I'm managing another 30lbs with a softer suspension, but I think you're...
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 10,396
Posted By malignity
Again, I've had both, and I'm still comparing...

Again, I've had both, and I'm still comparing them, standing by my statement. I'm also comparing an RFS400 cc to a 250cc, and still say the 250 can hold its own despite being a fast revving short...
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2015, 11:22 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 10,396
Posted By malignity
Here is a picture of my WR250R "not being a woods...

Here is a picture of my WR250R "not being a woods weapon".

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v105/malignity/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG952014062295114234046_zpsnqic8wj8.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2015, 11:18 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 10,396
Posted By malignity
Wait, what? My mods on my WRR weren't even $400....

Wait, what? My mods on my WRR weren't even $400. Especially if you have some welding capability.

Fuel injector tuner - $225
Smog removal and block off plates - $40(ish)
EXUP bypass - $2 if you...
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2015, 09:17 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 10,396
Posted By malignity
The bike did come from Tennessee, in fact,...

The bike did come from Tennessee, in fact, another member from ADVrider here. I wonder if the person before he (he purchased it for his son, and it was too big for him) didn't do that in order to...
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 10,396
Posted By malignity
I agree with this largely. The only difference is...

I agree with this largely. The only difference is that we don't see KTM, etc producing street bikes (less the Duke, or supermotos) quads, and side by sides.

The Japanese companies are more full...
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 10,396
Posted By malignity
78mph was about 7,000 RPM for his bike with me on...

78mph was about 7,000 RPM for his bike with me on it. Comfortable on a 2 stroker. You can look at the 300 forums here, but we all went through this, including installing a brand new clutch, basket,...
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 10,396
Posted By malignity
...what? He was 14/50. I was 14/48.. Not...

...what?

He was 14/50. I was 14/48.. Not sure what you're going on about.
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 10,396
Posted By malignity
That I can understand. I love my WR250R to...

That I can understand. I love my WR250R to pieces. I've modded the hell out of mine, and it is a monster with me on it. I weigh 230+lbs with gear. It's more bike than I'll ever need off road, whether...
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,552
Posted By malignity
Don't discount the WR250R. I've owned an...

Don't discount the WR250R.

I've owned an XR650L, KTM 400 EXC, KTM 300 EXC, and a few other bikes, and the WR250R is the best (in my opinion) 'do it all' bike out there. It doesn't excel at...
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 317
Posted By malignity
Interesting looking bike. Am i reading it right...

Interesting looking bike. Am i reading it right though? 30 some miles on a charge? I guess not bad. I know KTM just released an electric bike too that looked rather impressive. I think it's mileage...
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 10,396
Posted By malignity
Again, I don't mean to bash KTM. I've had two,...

Again, I don't mean to bash KTM. I've had two, and would own another, as I mentioned. If you go by sheer service intervals in the manual however, there is no comparison compared to some of the other...
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2015, 07:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,106
Posted By malignity
Rear brake ABS on a power slide is a recipe for...

Rear brake ABS on a power slide is a recipe for disaster. Ever have your foot slip off the brake in a power slide and go into death wobble? I did a few years ago. Third degree road rash on the elbow...
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2015, 09:00 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 10,396
Posted By malignity
I understand that. There are abnormalities for...

I understand that. There are abnormalities for every bike. It seems around the 200 hour mark, at least for the RFS engine, you start seeing valves go, and need to upgrade to Kibblewhites according to...
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2015, 06:53 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 10,396
Posted By malignity
Normal usage is key here, not racing. I for one,...

Normal usage is key here, not racing. I for one, don't race. For those who want to race, go ahead. Your high strung/high maintenance engines are what you need. Not me though.

I spent more time...
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2015, 06:02 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 10,396
Posted By malignity
Those who say the WRR is a 'compromise' bike...

Those who say the WRR is a 'compromise' bike haven't ridden mine. :evil

I sold my KTM 400 EXC for a WR250R, modded the hell out of it, and now have what almost feels like the same bike. I don't...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-25-2015, 01:31 PM
Replies: 643
Views: 38,010
Posted By malignity
Yeah, I'll see what I can do. I need to see if...

Yeah, I'll see what I can do. I need to see if they transferred to my new phone honestly. I just discovered yesterday that I lost over 400 and quite a bit of music pictures in going to my new phone....
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2015, 07:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,371
Posted By malignity
Tire noise doesn't bother me much as I won't be...

Tire noise doesn't bother me much as I won't be able to hear much over my pipe. :rofl

I may check into those IRC's... they look nice, and I had an IRC on my YZ250 that lasted years. If it's...
Forum: Equipment 03-20-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 555
Posted By malignity
My state requires DOT approved helmets for off...

My state requires DOT approved helmets for off road use.:cry It looks like an amazing helmet though.

Website says: WARNING: This helmet is not homologated for use in the United States of America...
Forum: Equipment 03-20-2015, 05:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 555
Posted By malignity
Modular dual sport helmet

Does anyone other than Caberg (Tourmax) make a modular dual sport helmet? Seems Caberg isn't DOT approved, or cannot be gotten in the states.

I loved my modular for sneezes and spitting, and love...
Forum: Thumpers 03-20-2015, 05:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,371
Posted By malignity
"It's only a 250..." :rofl:rofl

"It's only a 250..." :rofl:rofl
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2015, 05:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,371
Posted By malignity
How do these tires handle sugar sand? Michigan...

How do these tires handle sugar sand? Michigan has sand, sand, and more sand. Then connecting pavement to sand. Then some sand. Seems you can get good sand traction, or good wear on pavement, but not...
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2015, 12:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,371
Posted By malignity
80/20 tires that wear like 20/80 tires on pavement?

I'm probably going to be needing to change out my rear tire this year. Currently have a Kenda 760.

I ride my bike off-road primarily, however sometimes get the gumption to take it 37 miles to...
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