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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 02:14 PM
Replies: 7,784
Views: 329,101
Posted By Grreatdog
I would love to try a Rekluse in my 640E. That...

I would love to try a Rekluse in my 640E. That damned thing is like riding a 625cc, 300 pound two stroke MX bike. It has no low end power, explodes into the mid range and pounds out a wicked top end....
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 10:30 AM
Replies: 7,784
Views: 329,101
Posted By Grreatdog
I just emailed a guy about an EXC400 that I am...

I just emailed a guy about an EXC400 that I am interested in making into my next lightweight dual sport. My wife is going to so not be pleased. :lol3
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 10:23 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,513
Posted By Grreatdog
All of which is complete BS about European...

All of which is complete BS about European dealers around here. But nice job blaming brands for your dealer being lousy. This is how it actually works when you own a KTM rather than going by what you...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 04:46 AM
Replies: 7,784
Views: 329,101
Posted By Grreatdog
Well, that had me scrambling for Google to...

Well, that had me scrambling for Google to decipher the Aussie speak. But Crocket and Tubbs would approve of that color scheme.
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 273
Posted By Grreatdog
Will it restart and run if you take the gas cap...

Will it restart and run if you take the gas cap off?
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 5,692
Views: 1,037,894
Posted By Grreatdog
A Baja Designs headlight and mask with that LED...

A Baja Designs headlight and mask with that LED light ROCKS on my MXC200. It has a really good reflector and the LED worked easily enough.

So my plan is to eventually ditch the whole mess on...
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 7,784
Views: 329,101
Posted By Grreatdog
Damn, that 50 liters of fuel would probably get...

Damn, that 50 liters of fuel would probably get me all the way from Annapolis to Savannah. Hell, it would get me part way through North Carolina in my 4Runner.
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 7,784
Views: 329,101
Posted By Grreatdog
Then I could sure use a hit of that. My...

Then I could sure use a hit of that. My awesomeness has been fading a bit lately.
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 5,692
Views: 1,037,894
Posted By Grreatdog
I used a block of air cleaner foam from Home...

I used a block of air cleaner foam from Home Depot sandwiched in there. It isn't real dense, is washable and doesn't hold much water after a dunking. I can't imagine heat being an issue. It works...
Forum: Thumpers 07-06-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 5,692
Views: 1,037,894
Posted By Grreatdog
A chunk of foam between the engine and Flatland...

A chunk of foam between the engine and Flatland skidplate goes a long way toward making believe it isn't about to grenade. Since I added that she purrs like a rock crusher.
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 370
Views: 16,086
Posted By Grreatdog
Weights never did anything for me except make my...

Weights never did anything for me except make my veins bigger. But once I started working construction I somehow picked up 30 pounds of muscle. Big difference between working out vs. pushing, pulling...
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 21,220
Posted By Grreatdog
I was sure glad to lose the heavy cable pull on...

I was sure glad to lose the heavy cable pull on my 640. I love the Magura hydraulic clutch I stuck on it. That would be my first upgrade on just about any cable clutch bike after riding KTM's.
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 370
Views: 16,086
Posted By Grreatdog
Which speaks directly to the point of this thread...

Which speaks directly to the point of this thread about being outdated. There are reasons for all newly designed dual sport bikes with a plate being EFI.
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 21,220
Posted By Grreatdog
Now that gets a plus one from me. Every ride...

Now that gets a plus one from me. Every ride matters to me now. So anything less than thrilling just isn't part of my agenda anymore. I am not a bike commuter anymore and I prefer to travel with my...
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2014, 05:27 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 21,220
Posted By Grreatdog
I will buy that Walmart argument for the Japanese...

I will buy that Walmart argument for the Japanese segment of dual sport riders. But those companies did that to themselves. It is the market they seek out cater to.

But every time I see a group of...
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 828
Posted By Grreatdog
With practice you can hold onto the bars and use...

With practice you can hold onto the bars and use the controls. But you can't use just the bars. You will wear yourself out and/or end up with massive arm pump if you start riding hard and fast. Grip...
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 21,220
Posted By Grreatdog
I prefer my KTM200 motor in my KTM200 chassis....

I prefer my KTM200 motor in my KTM200 chassis. But it lacks a whole lot of being under stressed. Every green light is like a gate drop. :clap
...
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 21,220
Posted By Grreatdog
As far as I can tell the close range transmission...

As far as I can tell the close range transmission "issue" with 690's is an Internet issue. The people I know who actually ride them don't care. That bike will still rocket up to past freeway speeds...
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,297
Posted By Grreatdog
How about sending the cash to B&E in Easton,...

How about sending the cash to B&E in Easton, Maryland and I pick it up Saturday. At great personal sacrifice I will keep it in my garage until you can do a fly and ride. Don't worry about the break...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-01-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,051
Posted By Grreatdog
I wouldn't sweat it. My guess is that his friends...

I wouldn't sweat it. My guess is that his friends are all talk. Especially the engineer's hammer guy. Probably does a lot for his own self image without affecting ours.
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2014, 05:05 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 21,220
Posted By Grreatdog
I truly don't get the point here. If what y'all...

I truly don't get the point here. If what y'all want is a cheap, maintenance free, 300+ pound dual sport that can carry a Jeep load with a giant stator why not just buy a DR650 or XR650L? They are...
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 21,220
Posted By Grreatdog
Not to mention the five speed, the stupid...

Not to mention the five speed, the stupid throttle stop and the restricted exhaust. Odd that KTM doesn't have to strangle their 500 to make it legal. KTM does gear it to the moon and the fuel map is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-27-2014, 05:48 AM
Replies: 30,809
Views: 7,417,705
Posted By Grreatdog
What you get when you let a sidecar monkey ride...

What you get when you let a sidecar monkey ride the actual bike?
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 370
Views: 16,086
Posted By Grreatdog
Do we really need to go there after my last...

Do we really need to go there after my last couple of weeks in CSM? :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 370
Views: 16,086
Posted By Grreatdog
Both. This is the Internet where no gray areas...

Both. This is the Internet where no gray areas are allowed. It is all of nuthin' baby. Love 'em or hate 'em. You can't have it both ways. :lol3

How the hell can we respect you when we don't know...
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2014, 03:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 584
Posted By Grreatdog
I am 6'2" and about 190. So I am probably not...

I am 6'2" and about 190. So I am probably not exactly the target demographic. But it is fun riding a bike I can carry. :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 5,692
Views: 1,037,894
Posted By Grreatdog
This is the one I remember: ...

This is the one I remember:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=897569
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 5,692
Views: 1,037,894
Posted By Grreatdog
The one I remember basically cuts the nuts off...

The one I remember basically cuts the nuts off your engine by replacing the starter clutch with a barbell weight of a flywheel. Given that choice I prefer having the button and on demand wheelies.
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 7,784
Views: 329,101
Posted By Grreatdog
When I first got my 200 I went the trouble of...

When I first got my 200 I went the trouble of bleeding and back bleeding. Then I read that the best bet is to just wrap a light duty bungee around the brake lever to put just a little pressure on it...
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 7,784
Views: 329,101
Posted By Grreatdog
Those were actually not too bad as long as you...

Those were actually not too bad as long as you use a little discretion. At least they handle OK. Of course, these days of my advancing decrepitude you would have to start it for me or I would have to...
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 7,784
Views: 329,101
Posted By Grreatdog
Right, a 325 pound detuned 450 that looks like an...

Right, a 325 pound detuned 450 that looks like an enduro would suddenly have all the plated dirt bike riders in the country lining up at the nearest Yamadealer. :rofl

Believe it or not, riders on...
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 7,784
Views: 329,101
Posted By Grreatdog
While we are trading "your bike is a POS"...

While we are trading "your bike is a POS" anecdotes, in 35 years the only dual sports to ever leave me walking or riding bitch home were a Kawasaki and a Yamaha. So there.

By Internet rulz it...
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 7,784
Views: 329,101
Posted By Grreatdog
People who think KTM parts and repairs are more...

People who think KTM parts and repairs are more expensive and more difficult are flat out wrong in this area. I couldn't buy anything from the Yamaha and Honda dealers here. They stock nothing. As in...
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 21,220
Posted By Grreatdog
I was referring to the mythical WR450R. But, yes,...

I was referring to the mythical WR450R. But, yes, first sentence should have said F.

And it should be a tough engine given that the Yamaha sells it equipped to run like a good 250 with that...
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 7,784
Views: 329,101
Posted By Grreatdog
Two KTM's and a trailer. :evil ...

Two KTM's and a trailer. :evil

http://i427.photobucket.com/albums/pp354/grreatdog/IMG_20131005_160352_778_zps652574da.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 370
Views: 16,086
Posted By Grreatdog
I actually rode a bunch of different dual sport...

I actually rode a bunch of different dual sport bikes offroad before buying my 640E. I had to buy a new bike with electric start because of right ankle reconstruction surgery. But I didn't have to...
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 584
Posted By Grreatdog
Plenty of room behind the headlight mask and...

Plenty of room behind the headlight mask and inside the headlight with my Baja Designs kit. The hot air doesn't exit. In fact Cyclops recommended that I seal the headlight unit with silicone to keep...
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 370
Views: 16,086
Posted By Grreatdog
The Suzuki specification for curb weight on our...

The Suzuki specification for curb weight on our version of the DRZ400S is 144kg. Seat height is listed as 935mm. Wheelbase listed as 1485mm.

The 690 Enduro is 139kg no gas plus 9kg of fuel to get...
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 370
Views: 16,086
Posted By Grreatdog
Weight is one thing Japanese bike fans should...

Weight is one thing Japanese bike fans should learn to not ever mention. Even my aging 640E is just a few pounds more than a DRZ400S and a stock 690 Enduro is even lighter than a stock 640E.

The...
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 584
Posted By Grreatdog
My MXC came with a lighting coil but it just...

My MXC came with a lighting coil but it just doesn't put out the same juice as the stock EXC stator. There was an entirely different flywheel and stator for the EXC for my year. But it does the job....
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