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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-02-2015, 09:44 PM
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Posted By bluegroove
Nice bike! So I guess your ride report will be...

Nice bike! So I guess your ride report will be "Stu versys Sturgis"
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-21-2015, 10:18 PM
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Posted By bluegroove
in case u want to know... I was at the Donner...

in case u want to know... I was at the Donner train tunnels yesterday with a meetup group. The red gate at the west end is still locked. We rode in from the east end and back out that way. We saw...
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2015, 09:12 PM
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Posted By bluegroove
3rd gear is a common weak point on lots of bikes....

3rd gear is a common weak point on lots of bikes. XR350 and XR600, probably other XRs also. My KTM 380 had a thrashed 3rd gear when I inspected it. I think maybe there's something about the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-14-2015, 09:44 PM
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Posted By bluegroove
Meticulous is a 1 man shop and he is overworked. ...

Meticulous is a 1 man shop and he is overworked. He welded a KZ crank for me and did a great job, but he had it for something like 4 months! yes months!! If you want to ride before 2016 I would...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-13-2015, 09:20 PM
Replies: 2,061
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Posted By bluegroove
If u don't already know - the plated KDX will...

If u don't already know - the plated KDX will never have the right gearing. If you gear it for the trail it will be screaming at high rpm at 50mph and vice-versa. not a problem if your just doing...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-03-2015, 10:06 PM
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Posted By bluegroove
hey enough talk about flats! That's just asking...

hey enough talk about flats! That's just asking for bad luck! :lol3:eek1
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-02-2015, 10:04 PM
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Posted By bluegroove
Hey! I'm in that pic. That was like a year ago...

Hey! I'm in that pic. That was like a year ago or something, not just the other day... :deal
Forum: Thumpers 05-28-2015, 08:49 AM
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Posted By bluegroove
skid plate noise - a bit late to tell ya this,...

skid plate noise - a bit late to tell ya this, but I've found putting a thin layer of hi temp silicone all over the inside of the skid plate will quiet things down considerably. It stops a bunch of...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-21-2015, 07:00 PM
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Posted By bluegroove
anyone interested in a ride this Saturday 8/23? ...

anyone interested in a ride this Saturday 8/23? Intermediate to advanced pace. Maybe Forebay/Poho ridge? Big bikes, little or no singletrack. Just throwing the idea out.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-21-2015, 05:20 PM
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Posted By bluegroove
JK you should put some BMW stickers on the man...

JK you should put some BMW stickers on the man pads and resell them for $75 each as a genuine BMW accessory.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-21-2015, 10:26 AM
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Posted By bluegroove
yeah Blackrock/High Rock is pretty awesome. I...

yeah Blackrock/High Rock is pretty awesome. I have mixed feelings. I'd sorta like to go back but I always wanna see something new also... Maybe I should go back but try to ride a diff route.
...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-20-2015, 10:42 PM
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Views: 156,572
Posted By bluegroove
Question Where to go for 4 or 5 days?

If you could do a 4 or 5 day ADV style trip, where would it be? You are starting the ride in Sacramento. You will go in the heat of July or August.
You want awesome scenery, lots of dirt roads,...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-14-2015, 07:08 PM
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Views: 156,572
Posted By bluegroove
whats on the sidecar, your reserve fuel supply?...

whats on the sidecar, your reserve fuel supply? :rofl
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-12-2015, 06:41 PM
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Posted By bluegroove
Stu - I don't know if the "former buddy" comment...

Stu - I don't know if the "former buddy" comment was related to me, but as far as I know I am still buddies with everyone. :norton If any of you think not, well that is news to me. I always try...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-11-2015, 10:50 PM
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Posted By bluegroove
Nice pics JK. There is a remote...

Nice pics JK.

There is a remote possibility I might make it to throwbacks this week. I have built/restored a custom KZ1000 which is now back on the road after 5 yrs.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-04-2015, 10:16 PM
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Posted By bluegroove
The area by Hell hole looks good, I have barely...

The area by Hell hole looks good, I have barely been there other than riding Hunter's trail one time. Train tunnels look cool too.
Anyone riding this weekend?
Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2015, 09:46 PM
Replies: 111,152
Views: 22,581,093
Posted By bluegroove
The jetting is fine. My heavy throttle hand may...

The jetting is fine. My heavy throttle hand may have something to do with it. :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2015, 09:39 PM
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Posted By bluegroove
You guys have some very creative ways of getting...

You guys have some very creative ways of getting fork seals out. Having done many, many of them I'd say getting them out is quite easy and not issue at all compared to putting them in without the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2015, 09:48 PM
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Posted By bluegroove
if you want gas mileage, dont put on the mikuni...

if you want gas mileage, dont put on the mikuni flatslide and a pipe. I did and it runs great with more power than ever but the mpg is about 30 - 33 now!!
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2015, 06:58 PM
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Posted By bluegroove
Earplug storage: I put em in between the pads of...

Earplug storage: I put em in between the pads of lining material in my helmets. So when I grab a helmet there's always a set or 2 of plugs in there. Cotton is good for around town and foam for the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-30-2015, 09:35 AM
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Views: 156,572
Posted By bluegroove
Nice! You get the tough guy award. I hope you...

Nice! You get the tough guy award. I hope you wear 2 or 3 kidney belts! :rofl
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-23-2015, 06:07 PM
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Posted By bluegroove
hey Troop I like the xs650, I had one for a bit...

hey Troop I like the xs650, I had one for a bit myself. I considered building it into an ADV but never did. I was wondering if u did suspension work or do you let it pound your vertebrae into...
Forum: Thumpers 01-24-2015, 09:55 PM
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Posted By bluegroove
Question Pine sol dip for carb cleaning?

A while back some of you were discussing this. I'm gonna try it. I wonder: Will it damage any rubber or plastic parts like o-rings or plastic floats? Plastic pipes? etc... ???

How long to let...
Forum: Thumpers 11-27-2014, 10:19 PM
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Posted By bluegroove
Thanks! I've been carrying a spare with me and...

Thanks! I've been carrying a spare with me and hoping I won't have to do it on the trail. Nice to see the pics. Looks like trailside wouldn't be too bad actually. Just lay it on it's side to keep...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-18-2014, 08:57 PM
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Posted By bluegroove
Ouch! that's my biggest fear about going fast in...

Ouch! that's my biggest fear about going fast in the woods... Sounds like a broken leg and frame was actually pretty lucky compared to what it coulda been.
Forum: Thumpers 11-15-2014, 10:03 PM
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Posted By bluegroove
I always buy steel sprockets. They last maybe 10x...

I always buy steel sprockets. They last maybe 10x longer and cost about 40 - 50% less. You can't feel any diff in the weight or suspension action, unless maybe your a pro racer.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-10-2014, 09:52 AM
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Views: 156,572
Posted By bluegroove
good pics Juan, thanks. mega bummer this is so...

good pics Juan, thanks. mega bummer this is so messed up. I wonder how long it will be closed
Forum: Thumpers 11-04-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 111,152
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Posted By bluegroove
aluminum bar end holes too small for handguards

someone mentioned this earlier. I have made my own bar inserts for handguards. You just need some long bolts, a nut on each, and appropriate sized rubber hoses. snug it up just a tiny bit before...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-31-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 2,061
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Posted By bluegroove
Riding sunday 11/2?

2 of us are doing this:
I've ridden a lot around sutter creek, volcano, Jackson, etc. I can make a fun loop that's a few hours. Mostly paved, but some dirt, gravel and old pavement. Should be...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-29-2014, 10:13 PM
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Posted By bluegroove
Riding sunday 11/2?

dirt, street, DS, ADV? Anyone interested? I haven't posted on this thread much. I live in Rancho Cordova. I have DR650 and plated KTM dirt bike. 39yrs riding and occasional racing. I like to go...
Forum: Thumpers 10-27-2014, 09:54 PM
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Posted By bluegroove
Hey Nickori, love the bike and the place! I grew...

Hey Nickori, love the bike and the place! I grew up 15 mins from Capitol Forest. I really miss riding there. CA is pretty awesome too tho. Maybe I can ride with you sometime. I still visit family...
Forum: Thumpers 10-24-2014, 09:37 PM
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Posted By bluegroove
Also check that your ground wire from the battery...

Also check that your ground wire from the battery has a good connection to the frame or engine. I have seen a few bikes with that cable loose or corroded.
Forum: Thumpers 10-20-2014, 10:36 PM
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Posted By bluegroove
Pirelli MT43 is DOT, lasts long time and works...

Pirelli MT43 is DOT, lasts long time and works great. But only 18." Great on the ktm woods bike, but I don't think I'd run one on the DR anyway.
Forum: Thumpers 10-16-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 111,152
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Posted By bluegroove
yup. I dont kknow why all the rage about...

yup. I dont kknow why all the rage about emulators. I have them and they are better than stock, but it's still a crappy old damper rod fork. no amount of adjusting fixes that for my taste.
Forum: Thumpers 10-14-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 111,152
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Posted By bluegroove
Here's how to ...

Here's how to
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=255915

there are issues with a big tank
Forum: Thumpers 10-14-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 111,152
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Posted By bluegroove
Although I've been thinkin about doing it myself....

Although I've been thinkin about doing it myself. Not too happy with the cartridge emulators. Seems like trying to fix a broken leg with a band-aid.
Forum: Thumpers 10-14-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 111,152
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Posted By bluegroove
$$$$$ is the reason

$$$$$ is the reason
Forum: Thumpers 10-06-2014, 04:40 PM
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Posted By bluegroove
Did you swap springs or change valving?

Did you swap springs or change valving?
Forum: Thumpers 10-06-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,087
Posted By bluegroove
I bet. I had a 2001 LC4 and it had the best...

I bet. I had a 2001 LC4 and it had the best suspension of anything I've owned in the last 40 yrs. Sorta wish I still had it sometimes.
Forum: Thumpers 10-06-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,087
Posted By bluegroove
I've seen lots of talk about using the DRZ400...

I've seen lots of talk about using the DRZ400 shock, but noone says how well it worked. I wonder why....?
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