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Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2015, 11:10 AM
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Posted By mbrick
Wow! Awesome photos. Did you post a trip...

Wow! Awesome photos.
Did you post a trip report separately? I'm curious around more details and logistics of the ride.
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2015, 11:30 AM
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Posted By mbrick
What a failure. Here's a swingarm in the...

What a failure.

Here's a swingarm in the states for $150+shipping:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/08-KTM505XCF-KTM-505-505XCF-swingarm-swing-arm-1-/201102096410

Being hollow like that I bet you could...
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2015, 12:14 PM
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Posted By mbrick
Sounds fuel related like it is starving. As in...

Sounds fuel related like it is starving. As in the carb is not filling quickly enough when running, and when you stop it refills.

When you were in there did you check the inlet screen on the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2015, 01:22 AM
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Posted By mbrick
I wouldn't risk a crappy tire that costs $75 to...

I wouldn't risk a crappy tire that costs $75 to replace possibly make me eat it hard. I'd toss that ASAP, and I'm 'thrifty'.

Is the Desert tire correct for WA conditions (wet)?
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2015, 02:46 AM
Replies: 7,405
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Posted By mbrick
I find the hot ticket is to overfill the slave...

I find the hot ticket is to overfill the slave and "bench bleed" it as others recommend.

Fill up the slave all the way and set the piston on top and just start it in the bore. Then flip it over...
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2015, 02:29 AM
Replies: 7,405
Views: 1,217,655
Posted By mbrick
:eek1 This is what I was about to type up and...

:eek1 This is what I was about to type up and they did it for me:

Compared to the AC, the K&N “plugged up” nearly 3 times faster, passed 18 times more dirt and captured 37% less dirt. See the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2015, 12:17 AM
Replies: 7,405
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Posted By mbrick
Took the words right outta my mouth :rofl

Took the words right outta my mouth :rofl
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2015, 12:20 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,191
Posted By mbrick
Grimreaper had some good tips that the wearing...

Grimreaper had some good tips that the wearing side is the cap and not the lower journal you took a photo of.

Check the clearance and if it is in spec, bolt it back together.

You could remove...
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2015, 11:23 AM
Replies: 7,405
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Posted By mbrick
When my bike is hot, if I hold it at about 1/32...

When my bike is hot, if I hold it at about 1/32 (just a crack) of throttle, it fires up immediately. If the throttle is closed it has to crank for a bit.

I'm sure this is related to fuel screw or...
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2015, 01:33 PM
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Posted By mbrick
A photo would probably be best for us to help. I...

A photo would probably be best for us to help. I think you can also find the fork number on the bottom aluminum lugs but I don't remember for sure.

But it sounds like you might have the WP CC...
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2015, 01:27 PM
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Posted By mbrick
:lol3 :thumb

:lol3 :thumb
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2015, 01:01 AM
Replies: 7,405
Views: 1,217,655
Posted By mbrick
I dunno man... every washer I do this to comes...

I dunno man... every washer I do this to comes out super soft. I did a quick look in the machinery handbook but it only covers steels for annealing...

Try googling:
"Copper, silver and brass can...
Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2015, 09:55 AM
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Posted By mbrick
Thanks, a bit better than the $62 for the two...

Thanks, a bit better than the $62 for the two bags of them he lists for a 450. :eek1 I'll get a set to try.
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 7,405
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Posted By mbrick
Wow, nice weights. Are those from your tire guy?

Wow, nice weights. Are those from your tire guy?
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 7,405
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Posted By mbrick
Adding extra torque on a copper washer usually...

Adding extra torque on a copper washer usually doesn't stop an existing leak, plus unless the bolt came loose you may be overtightening the fastener (think of that small, stripping-prone trans level...
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2015, 09:02 AM
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Posted By mbrick
I would like to fix my oil burning issue as well....

I would like to fix my oil burning issue as well. I take it you also replaced the valve stem seals? It was most likely the rings though.

Did you think the piston might have been out of spec...
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2015, 11:18 AM
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Posted By mbrick
They are all auto-up from the factory. But I...

They are all auto-up from the factory. But I prefer this over a bunch of wiring to satisfy the DOT requirement.

I know a lot of people talk about the promoto stand, but i dig OEM. Get the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2015, 06:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,715
Posted By mbrick
Hm. I would get them out, and then pull the spark...

Hm. I would get them out, and then pull the spark plug and turn the motor over to see if you get oil flow out the rocker shaft holes near the cam gear? Unlikely but maybe there is a passage blocked...
Forum: Equipment 03-04-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 676
Views: 75,566
Posted By mbrick
Placing an order soon and would like a code, I...

Placing an order soon and would like a code, I can of course pay it forward...

Edit: no longer need one
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2015, 09:05 PM
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Views: 950,008
Posted By mbrick
As long as that's less than 25% of the year, I'm...

As long as that's less than 25% of the year, I'm in. Bike, snow bike, or a sled would all work. You seem to be missing a set of moose ears though...

To tie back into this thread, do not try on a...
Forum: Equipment 03-01-2015, 07:32 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 45,468
Posted By mbrick
Is this the general consensus - Without slime you...

Is this the general consensus - Without slime you have to pump up the tires before each weekend ride?

Is it best to only swap in at the same time as new tires?

Also I see they have a gen2,...
Forum: Thumpers 02-26-2015, 12:00 AM
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Posted By mbrick
This is what I found, for reference to others: ...

This is what I found, for reference to others:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6uJEJS2RHg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urgx3ndBj2U


Looking at a new set of Bridgestone M403/404. Settled on...
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2015, 10:49 AM
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Posted By mbrick
I've got a 2008, just updated my sig.

I've got a 2008, just updated my sig.
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2015, 09:35 AM
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Posted By mbrick
I see, so the 2009+ gold colored forks are the...

I see, so the 2009+ gold colored forks are the major upgrade. Any idea of the technical differences? I saw a detail about different lower tubes and different triple clamps. I suppose I need to...
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2015, 09:40 AM
Replies: 7,405
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Posted By mbrick
Does anyone have a summary of the...

Does anyone have a summary of the changes/improvements over the years? I am comparing the '08 vs '11 fiches and there are a lot of differences. Sometimes the part numbers are not superceded either....
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,548
Posted By mbrick
If you can, get a recent model Ski-doo with EFI. ...

If you can, get a recent model Ski-doo with EFI. They are so dialed, so far ahead of the competition. Awesome sleds. Highly recommend EFI over anything carb'd. Better economy, they always start,...
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 7,405
Views: 1,217,655
Posted By mbrick
Hodaka does a good job covering the items. ...

Hodaka does a good job covering the items. Confirm the correct cam is installed, change oil jet size, change oil pump gears to newer years.
I would not say its likely going to have an oil migration...
Forum: Thumpers 01-24-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 7,405
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Posted By mbrick
I use Rotella T 15W40. I change the engine every...

I use Rotella T 15W40. I change the engine every 300 street miles or 10 hours. Oil filter every other. Transmission side every other. Comes in a gallon jug which is good for 4 changes -- $13 or...
Forum: Thumpers 01-06-2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 7,405
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Posted By mbrick
EZ300, I finally decided to stop sliding all...

EZ300,
I finally decided to stop sliding all over on a bike in the snow, and opted for a snow machine instead :lol3

http://i.imgur.com/RKQmv3Zl.jpg

http://imgur.com/RKQmv3Z
Forum: Thumpers 01-06-2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 7,405
Views: 1,217,655
Posted By mbrick
I ended up buying a new one for $160 or so. KTM...

I ended up buying a new one for $160 or so. KTM would not warranty the obvious defect because it was too many years later... It made it easier to kick over in general, not particular to cold or hot...
Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 7,405
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Posted By mbrick
Do you mean use 2 of the 3 vertex rings on the...

Do you mean use 2 of the 3 vertex rings on the OEM piston? Are they 'better' ?
Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,334
Posted By mbrick
Can't reuse the head gasket, sorry to break it to...

Can't reuse the head gasket, sorry to break it to you.

I agree with comments from others about new rings. Also, compare the "springiness" of the new rings with the old ones. I've found that even...
Forum: Thumpers 12-02-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 7,405
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Posted By mbrick
I believe only the 2008 was called a EXC-R, 2009+...

I believe only the 2008 was called a EXC-R, 2009+ are EXC. The -R does not mean there are any differences.
Forum: Thumpers 11-01-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 7,405
Views: 1,217,655
Posted By mbrick
Yes, a frozen tundra doesn't sound fun so it...

Yes, a frozen tundra doesn't sound fun so it sounds like Jim is onto it.
Forum: Thumpers 10-31-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 7,405
Views: 1,217,655
Posted By mbrick
Wow, I knew I wanted to move to Montana/Idaho......

Wow, I knew I wanted to move to Montana/Idaho... but that settles it.
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-28-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,790
Posted By mbrick
Hit it on the head. Either that or someone at...

Hit it on the head. Either that or someone at the NPS doesn't ride, and doesn't think others should either.
Forum: Equipment 10-25-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,355
Posted By mbrick
I'm also looking for some waterproof gear. The...

I'm also looking for some waterproof gear. The A* drystar gloves I have are wet through and through after about 5 minutes of riding. Very surprising based on the name.
Standard hiking rain jackets...
Forum: Thumpers 09-22-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,164
Posted By mbrick
This is nice to see eBay covering it. How...

This is nice to see eBay covering it.

How did the original oil pump fail? The plastic drive gear stripped? If so, yes, as that link points out there are superseded parts. The dealer will be...
Forum: Thumpers 08-22-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 7,405
Views: 1,217,655
Posted By mbrick
You could start with switching the bike over to...

You could start with switching the bike over to near XC-W settings.
-Attached EXC / XC-W spec for reference
-I dropped the pilot down to 42
-Change the needle. I have heard the Blais uses a...
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2014, 01:46 AM
Replies: 7,405
Views: 1,217,655
Posted By mbrick
I finally learned the trick to annealing old...

I finally learned the trick to annealing old washers. Heat until they are nearly cherry, and quench into water. Works like a charm, no leaks after reinstall.

Even for drain plugs on the car I...
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