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Forum: Thumpers 08-24-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 334
Posted By ram1000
Do you mean it runs but does not develop full...

Do you mean it runs but does not develop full power under 8000RPM?
Throwing things out is the wiring connected well throughout the spark system?
Forum: Thumpers 08-24-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,484
Posted By ram1000
Which ever one you buy your gonna buy another one...

Which ever one you buy your gonna buy another one eventually to satisfy the missing component. Which one do you want to start with???
Forum: Beasts 08-11-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,048
Posted By ram1000
Tiger 800 XC None of the bigger "dualsport"...

Tiger 800 XC
None of the bigger "dualsport" bikes do anything real well. They are like an SUV for offroad traveling. Who power slides a bike that weighs 500+ lbs. (I know it can be done but even...
Forum: Thumpers 08-10-2014, 10:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 949
Posted By ram1000
Pull a spark plug and see if the thing turns over...

Pull a spark plug and see if the thing turns over easily with the starter motor. If so your problem is likely somewhere else.
Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,364
Posted By ram1000
I've owned 50-60 motorcycles since I was 15 years...

I've owned 50-60 motorcycles since I was 15 years old. I'm 67 now and own a 2012 WR45F and an XC800. For me the best all around street-dirt bike is the 2009 KLR with all the after market stuff- 685...
Forum: Thumpers 08-01-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 24,465
Posted By ram1000
The Triumph is flawless for an SUV motorcycle...

The Triumph is flawless for an SUV motorcycle...
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 24,465
Posted By ram1000
The rack is a Pro-Moto Billet rack

The rack is a Pro-Moto Billet rack
Forum: Beasts 07-06-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,746
Posted By ram1000
I rode sport bikes for a few years all the while...

I rode sport bikes for a few years all the while owning dualsport bikes alongside. To me the difference is in what I am doing to the bike and not so much what it can do. The sport bike is easily...
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,856
Posted By ram1000
I used a set of 2007 RMZ450 forks on mine and the...

I used a set of 2007 RMZ450 forks on mine and the stock .47 springs were exactly right for the bike. MotoX spring rates are stiffer than the dualsport factory springs. The biggest problem with a...
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 259
Views: 42,277
Posted By ram1000
Looking for someone in the tri-cities Washington...

Looking for someone in the tri-cities Washington area with a programmer for my GYTR ECU on my 2012 WR450R?????
Forum: Thumpers 06-15-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 285
Posted By ram1000
With a dirt bike and road bike I ride about 8-10k...

With a dirt bike and road bike I ride about 8-10k miles a year on road bike mostly. If I could only have one bike it would be a dualsport/dirtbike
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 06-10-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 715
Views: 96,362
Posted By ram1000
Just bought a 62s and ordered City Nav from GPS...

Just bought a 62s and ordered City Nav from GPS City. I see it has a bunch of mapping on the unit that I guess is of no use to me can I just delete those or do they overlay into the City Nav maps...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 06-07-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,341
Posted By ram1000
Does the Montana have a cable for use with...

Does the Montana have a cable for use with motorcycles? The small connecters won't stay connected while on the motorcycle...
I have used a couple Nuvi's but they both lost their connections after...
Forum: Beasts 06-04-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,198
Posted By ram1000
I have ridden the Tenere and owned a 950 KTM for...

I have ridden the Tenere and owned a 950 KTM for a while and now ride an XC800. I dislike the Tenere for it massive size though the overall package is in my opinion the best bike for the money in...
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 745
Views: 198,253
Posted By ram1000
I put a 15 tooth sprocket on my 2012 WR450R and...

I put a 15 tooth sprocket on my 2012 WR450R and had to use my belt sander to sweep out and larger area for the chain to fit in my after market case saver.
Forum: Beasts 05-28-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 587
Posted By ram1000
Looks like the 2008 is easily the better buy. ...

Looks like the 2008 is easily the better buy. There is nothing that you could expect to go wrong with the DR other than the unlikely possibility of the neutral sensor coming loose. I have had three...
Forum: Beasts 05-22-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 963
Posted By ram1000
The front tire of a friends bike is under the...

The front tire of a friends bike is under the footpeg and frame of the bike with a flat so that the bike with a flat tire is leaned excessively upon its own kick stand and the rear or front tire is...
Forum: Beasts 05-22-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 963
Posted By ram1000
Here's another trick: when out in the dirt with...

Here's another trick: when out in the dirt with another rider, park your bike on the side stand and drive the other bike perpendicular into the center of the parked bike opposite the side stand...
Forum: Beasts 05-21-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 963
Posted By ram1000
Use the kick stand on another bike. I have two...

Use the kick stand on another bike. I have two in my garage. Set the rim under the kick stand and pull the bike weight over onto the tire in a few places and it will pop off.
Forum: Beasts 05-20-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,542
Posted By ram1000
Only by definition- not at all in practice.

Only by definition- not at all in practice.
Forum: Beasts 05-20-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,542
Posted By ram1000
One piece of advise I most often give in your...

One piece of advise I most often give in your situation is to buy a bike that is suitable for the riding the people you ride with most often do. We usually buy a different motorcycle because those...
Forum: Beasts 05-20-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,542
Posted By ram1000
Think of the trail you see while hiking deep in...

Think of the trail you see while hiking deep in the woods that animals make getting from one place to another. That would be single track riding although mostly it is the tracks of another bike. It...
Forum: Beasts 05-20-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,542
Posted By ram1000
The physical girth of the bike and the weight are...

The physical girth of the bike and the weight are far more of a concern than the power. I had a GSXR 1000 for a couple years and was always amazed at the mildness of the bike at lower rpms. Yes at...
Forum: Beasts 05-20-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,542
Posted By ram1000
To start with I believe your concern regarding...

To start with I believe your concern regarding power is unwarranted in that the throttle of most bikes is not that sensitive. Now there are some very focused bikes like the KTM dirt bikes and the...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 05-19-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 506
Posted By ram1000
That's what I was concerned about- think I'll...

That's what I was concerned about- think I'll pass on those units...
Forum: Beasts 05-19-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,004
Posted By ram1000
Just finished attempting to install the Tenere...

Just finished attempting to install the Tenere fork springs in my XC800. After buttoning everything back up I found that the Tenere springs rubbed something inside the forks to the degree that I...
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,919
Posted By ram1000
I use an abbreviated form of MotoMan break in...

I use an abbreviated form of MotoMan break in procedure, not because I know more than him but because I wish to err on the side of safety. I can agree the rings break in better having the pressure...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 05-18-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 506
Posted By ram1000
276 GPS series

Is the 276 series Garmin set up with the latest reception abilities? I had an old Garmin that couldn't find its way out of a city if there were any two story buildings.
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,508
Posted By ram1000
I went the entire route with the DR650 and can...

I went the entire route with the DR650 and can shed some light on what to expect: I had a new 2002 KTM 640E for a couple years and can honestly say I would rather have the DR set up my way than the...
Forum: The Garage 05-17-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,217
Posted By ram1000
That sounds reasonable but I foresee most people...

That sounds reasonable but I foresee most people riding more mildly than I do and they will not likely reach a point that the oil is cavitatiing (I didn't)or just not traveling through the dampening...
Forum: The Garage 05-17-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,217
Posted By ram1000
I think you'll find your fork springs too stiff. ...

I think you'll find your fork springs too stiff. I used to race MX and weigh 225 plus gear and rode with a 5 gallon IMS tank and found the .46 fork springs just right for all around riding including...
Forum: Beasts 05-13-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,004
Posted By ram1000
I just changed out my rear spring from the stock...

I just changed out my rear spring from the stock yellow spring (8 13/16" long off the shock). I put the shock in my vice with the retaining clips up and slipped a 3/8" extension in the shock...
Forum: Beasts 05-12-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 905
Posted By ram1000
Hoping that your light problem is finished before...

Hoping that your light problem is finished before I see if anyone knows how to turn off the digital wrench on the dash. I presume it is for service intervals but I change my own oil and would like...
Forum: Beasts 05-12-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 624
Posted By ram1000
I had a 2005.5 950 which I traded for a newer...

I had a 2005.5 950 which I traded for a newer Strom and cash. Currently own a 2014 XC. They both feel unwieldy large in the dirt and are too close for comparison for two up room. The KTM might have...
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 47,146
Posted By ram1000
Thanks, but not what I was hoping to hear!

Thanks, but not what I was hoping to hear!
Forum: Thumpers 05-10-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 47,146
Posted By ram1000
I am about to purchase the GYTR ECU for my 2012...

I am about to purchase the GYTR ECU for my 2012 450 and am hoping to have the dealer program it for me. Questions: 1. how do I determine the program I want for long distance trail riding (low fuel...
Forum: Thumpers 05-05-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 24,465
Posted By ram1000
[QUOTE=RRM707;24094105]I installed rear pegs on...

[QUOTE=RRM707;24094105]I installed rear pegs on my 2012. Found a cheap pair on Ebay, bent the mounting brackets to the right width,

& bolted them right on. I wasn't going to spend $150. on...
Forum: Beasts 05-05-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 430
Posted By ram1000
I have taken many forks apart including an RMZ450...

I have taken many forks apart including an RMZ450 fork which I shortened travel on and have never had any of the special tools required or spoken of in manuals. I don't know what tool the Triumph...
Forum: Beasts 05-05-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 569
Views: 121,147
Posted By ram1000
Coincidentally I have been riding for 51 years...

Coincidentally I have been riding for 51 years and most of those were in the deserts of Southern California and a little motox racing included. The last 12-15 years have been trailing and road...
Forum: Beasts 05-04-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 569
Views: 121,147
Posted By ram1000
My experiences are similar and I no longer trust...

My experiences are similar and I no longer trust a motorcycle with no wrap around frame. I crushed the frame on a DR650 when I landed on a rock and the rock literally ripped the skid plate back 1...
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