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Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 4,189
Views: 680,430
Posted By gplassm
I agree with Crawdaddy - the older I get, the...

I agree with Crawdaddy - the older I get, the smaller I want my dirt bikes to be. Sure, that fat, open class power is fun for a while, but in most cases, you just can't use it. I am running 14/48...
Forum: Thumpers 02-16-2015, 05:12 AM
Replies: 4,189
Views: 680,430
Posted By gplassm
I bought a Rekluse primarily for when I am...

I bought a Rekluse primarily for when I am exhausted, and my clutch fingers just won't work anymore. I also like to run taller gearing for pavement runs, and I am hoping that the Rekluse helps make...
Forum: Thumpers 01-12-2015, 05:51 AM
Replies: 4,189
Views: 680,430
Posted By gplassm
Kjclark7 - Can I ask if you are running a tank...

Kjclark7 - Can I ask if you are running a tank sock? My bike has 60+ hours on it now, and I have run a tank sock filter since new. So far, I have not experienced any fuel issues at all - other than...
Forum: 2 smokers 12-21-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,104
Posted By gplassm
Vintage parts vendors

I am very disappointed to hear about the difficulties in purchasing from RTR or VP4U.... I was just getting ready to place an order...

There are very few places that sell vintage Can Am parts,...
Forum: Thumpers 12-08-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 4,189
Views: 680,430
Posted By gplassm
Results of my first valve inspection on my 2012...

Results of my first valve inspection on my 2012 350EXC-F: both intake valves at 0.006", left exhaust at 0.006", right exhaust at 0.007". I have only 70.1 hours and 1,290 miles on the bike. I am...
Forum: Thumpers 12-01-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 4,189
Views: 680,430
Posted By gplassm
Can anybody give me a good recommendation for a...

Can anybody give me a good recommendation for a strong replacement battery? I am willing to spring for a Li-Ion, but I still want the largest one that will fit. The stock battery in my 2012 just...
Forum: Thumpers 11-15-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 4,189
Views: 680,430
Posted By gplassm
Not me. My '12 model has been great! Nothing...

Not me. My '12 model has been great! Nothing broken or worn out except normal consumables.


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Forum: Thumpers 11-01-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 4,189
Views: 680,430
Posted By gplassm
For all of those comparing EXC prices to XCFW...

For all of those comparing EXC prices to XCFW prices, you should know that the EXC's usually command a stiff premium over the XCFW's - as many riders are willing to pay for Off-The-Floor street...
Forum: 2 smokers 10-01-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,241
Posted By gplassm
I am looking for some finishing touches for my...

I am looking for some finishing touches for my '74 175 TNT. In particular, I am looking for a stock headlight, tail light, and voltage regulator....


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Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 4,189
Views: 680,430
Posted By gplassm
To me, that is perhaps the biggest advantage to a...

To me, that is perhaps the biggest advantage to a Rekluse. Being able to keep taller gearing really makes the pavement sections much more tolerable. I had 13/48 gearing, but I reinstalled the stock...
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 4,189
Views: 680,430
Posted By gplassm
Having ridden both the 350 and the 500 EXC's, I...

Having ridden both the 350 and the 500 EXC's, I feel that here in New England at least, the 500 is better suited to dual sport use. The 500 has a wider spread gear box. Once you gear the 350 down far...
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 1,330
Views: 321,795
Posted By gplassm
Ajp

I checked out some of these AJP bikes at the New England Classic trail ride a few weeks ago. They have some really neat models that would fit shorter people very well. I am interested in one for my...
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 4,189
Views: 680,430
Posted By gplassm
There seems to be several inconsistencies in this...

There seems to be several inconsistencies in this thread regarding stock components, and changes made to the 350 EXC-F throughout the years.

In the US *only* - The stock gearing on the 2012...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-17-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,272
Posted By gplassm
They may show up here,...

They may show up here, eventually:http://www.mvtr.org/mvtrphotos.htm
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-17-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,272
Posted By gplassm
Hey! That's me!

Hey! That's me!
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-17-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,386
Posted By gplassm
My brother and I took a ride up to WB Saturday...

My brother and I took a ride up to WB Saturday night, after the 1st day of the NH Classic Trail Ride ("Hey, wanna go up and check out the Freak Show?"). Personally, I hated it. It felt like nothing...
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 4,189
Views: 680,430
Posted By gplassm
Wow. Who would have guessed? Sent from my...

Wow. Who would have guessed?


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Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 4,189
Views: 680,430
Posted By gplassm
Handlebar bolt? Sent from my iPhone using...

Handlebar bolt?


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Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,473
Posted By gplassm
I own a 2012 V-Strom 650 Adventure. When I was...

I own a 2012 V-Strom 650 Adventure. When I was bike shopping, I considered the Versys as well. I opted for the V-Strom because it had a larger diameter front wheel, and a proven motor that most...
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 4,189
Views: 680,430
Posted By gplassm
FWIW - The first crash I had with my 350 was...

FWIW - The first crash I had with my 350 was about the same severity as yours. When I got up, and stood the bike up, the whole front end was tweaked up pretty badly. I tried my normal methods of...
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 4,189
Views: 680,430
Posted By gplassm
My 2012 model came with the same gearing (14/45),...

My 2012 model came with the same gearing (14/45), which was *way* too tall for New England. It seems like most people who own these bikes around this region immediately swap to the 13/48 combo, which...
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 4,189
Views: 680,430
Posted By gplassm
I have had many skid plates - some plastic, some...

I have had many skid plates - some plastic, some aluminum. I have broken a few of the old Maier plastic plates, though. Even though I know that plastics have come a long way since then, for some...
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,524
Posted By gplassm
My .02 - I have used several ST style systems....

My .02 - I have used several ST style systems. The advertised "adjustability" is greatly exaggerated. Sure, you can remove discs, but the system does not get much quieter as you do so. You can add...
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,390
Posted By gplassm
I have used the Kenda Trackmaster II rear tire...

I have used the Kenda Trackmaster II rear tire for many years. It is a great budget tire that wears long, and hooks up as well as many "premium" tires. It is better suited to smaller bikes, though,...
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 8,265
Posted By gplassm
My wife also likes ATV riding, and being out of...

My wife also likes ATV riding, and being out of doors. Please let us know where you decide to go....
My wife and I are considering a similar move.
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 8,265
Posted By gplassm
All I have to add is - Stay the heck out of MA,...

All I have to add is - Stay the heck out of MA, CT, RI, VT, and NY. They all pretty much have *zero* riding opportunities - and less every year. NH and ME are still only "OK", with a lot of miles of...
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2014, 05:42 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,655
Posted By gplassm
...and by the way - The BMW era Husky motors...

...and by the way - The BMW era Husky motors LIVE!:
http://www.enduro21.com/index.php/component/k2/item/1703-ktm-sells-off-
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,229
Posted By gplassm
I own a house in MA, and a new EXC. Now, I am...

I own a house in MA, and a new EXC. Now, I am flat broke...and I want to move.
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 4,189
Views: 680,430
Posted By gplassm
The term "Completely reversible" is a bit...

The term "Completely reversible" is a bit misleading. Most people cringe at the thought of disassembling their shock, only because they have no way to get 150-200 PSI of nitrogen back into it. The...
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 4,189
Views: 680,430
Posted By gplassm
The Terra-X kit is only around $300, but does not...

The Terra-X kit is only around $300, but does not include a shortened kick stand:
http://terra-x.com.au/ktm-suspension-lowering-kit/

I have a 30" inseam as well, and have been contemplating...
Forum: Thumpers 02-14-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 4,189
Views: 680,430
Posted By gplassm
Is everybody losing their little square...

Is everybody losing their little square reflectors on the sides of the plate holder? I had to glue mine back on, and now I am missing one again... :-(
Forum: Thumpers 02-14-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 4,189
Views: 680,430
Posted By gplassm
I weigh over 200 lbs, and have found the 350 to...

I weigh over 200 lbs, and have found the 350 to be very quick, and powerful. I have never wanted for more power.
Last summer, I traded bikes with my brother, who had a 400EXC. Within a few miles,...
Forum: Thumpers 02-14-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 4,189
Views: 680,430
Posted By gplassm
This is an interesting debate. I have read...

This is an interesting debate. I have read opinions and recommendations on both sides of this argument.
For the most part, it seems that there are more Suspension specialists that recommend a...
Forum: Thumpers 02-14-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 1,330
Views: 321,795
Posted By gplassm
I would really be interested in that Service...

I would really be interested in that Service Honda CRF250X-JR if it was street legal. The biggest problem I am having in sourcing a dual sport bike for my wife is that she really would like an...
Forum: Thumpers 02-07-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 1,330
Views: 321,795
Posted By gplassm
KTM lowering kit

I have been looking for a bike for my wife, and I happened upon this lowering kit for modern KTM's. It costs about $300 US, and I was interested because it is easily install-able by the bike owner,...
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 866
Posted By gplassm
Well, IMO my 2012 350 EXC has just a bit fewer...

Well, IMO my 2012 350 EXC has just a bit fewer miles than that one, and I would never sell it for anywhere near $6500.... I would be asking more.
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 4,189
Views: 680,430
Posted By gplassm
Does anybody know if those neat looking Black...

Does anybody know if those neat looking Black tank shrouds on the '14 models will fit on the '12 models (stock tanks on both)?
Forum: Thumpers 11-12-2013, 12:41 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 16,951
Posted By gplassm
How about one of these? http://www.fxbikes.com/

How about one of these?
http://www.fxbikes.com/
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2013, 06:45 PM
Replies: 4,189
Views: 680,430
Posted By gplassm
My bike was de-smogged and re-mapped upon...

My bike was de-smogged and re-mapped upon delivery - it is pretty much a XCFW, with blinkers.
The "swap CS sprockets" advice is a non-starter of most people. Nobody wants to do that. I certainly...
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2013, 01:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,216
Posted By gplassm
Yea - Judging by the looks of that bike (pretty...

Yea - Judging by the looks of that bike (pretty much pristine) - I would say that the rim has been eaten away by the liberal use of undiluted dish soap during tire mounting.
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