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Forum: Thumpers 10-16-2014, 01:29 AM
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Posted By bkoz
I put DDC's in my brothers bike this summer. I...

I put DDC's in my brothers bike this summer. I have RT emulators in my bike. We are similar in weight. The DDC's are much more supple on low speed hits and in trail chatter. They are good enough...
Forum: Thumpers 10-10-2014, 09:22 PM
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Posted By bkoz
Link? Google came up with nothing. This probably...

Link? Google came up with nothing. This probably wouldn't scratch my itch to replace the DR but interesting nontheless.
Forum: Thumpers 10-08-2014, 08:29 AM
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Posted By bkoz
Yup they are tanks. This is why mine will...

Yup they are tanks. This is why mine will probably be for sale in the spring. Compared to my 250XC my 450 is no fun at all in really technical mountain single track. And it sucks for long...
Forum: Thumpers 10-06-2014, 03:37 AM
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Posted By bkoz
Maxima Chain Clean Up works very well. O-ring...

Maxima Chain Clean Up works very well. O-ring safe.
Forum: Thumpers 10-03-2014, 08:56 PM
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Posted By bkoz
If you have an old computer with windows XP or...

If you have an old computer with windows XP or older the CD may open. I can't get it to open on any of my newer comps.
Forum: Thumpers 10-03-2014, 09:32 AM
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Posted By bkoz
Bottomed out. And I built a bracket with a 90...

Bottomed out. And I built a bracket with a 90 because I constantly snagged the button with my boot.
...
Forum: Thumpers 10-01-2014, 07:30 AM
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Posted By bkoz
My wife hates riding 2 up on the DR, even with...

My wife hates riding 2 up on the DR, even with the Sargent seat. I can't get her on it anymore. I am 6'/175lbs and she's 5'4"/115lbs. She complains of being very cramped and that the foot pegs are...
Forum: Thumpers 09-26-2014, 09:45 AM
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Posted By bkoz
I put Cogent DDC's in my brothers bike this...

I put Cogent DDC's in my brothers bike this summer and the spacers were bang on.

That doesn't mean that Cogent didn't change spring suppliers or had the new kid making spacers.

Double check...
Forum: Thumpers 09-19-2014, 07:29 AM
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Posted By bkoz
I can get the DR too ping too, but only when hot...

I can get the DR too ping too, but only when hot and abusing her in tight trails.

Have you tried a different grade of fuel...?

If you really wanted to experiment you could slot the pulsar...
Forum: Thumpers 09-17-2014, 06:43 PM
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Posted By bkoz
The sag measurement your are setting is your...

The sag measurement your are setting is your "race" sag.

After you have that set take the bike off the stand and measure how much the bike sags with no one sitting on it. This is your static...
Forum: Thumpers 09-17-2014, 09:14 AM
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Posted By bkoz
My bad, must of read is somewhere else. I get...

My bad, must of read is somewhere else. I get the "Power lost" message pop up on my 2 stroke all the time because the starter sucks so much juice from the little battery. But I have never had the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-17-2014, 09:07 AM
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Posted By bkoz
Your error is assuming that the rear wheel will...

Your error is assuming that the rear wheel will move the entire 594mm during its travel.

You want 33% of usable travel. If the bike is not lowered it is 259mm, lowered is 221mm

So 259mm...
Forum: Thumpers 09-17-2014, 08:31 AM
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Posted By bkoz
I have had good luck with using Duetsch connector...

I have had good luck with using Duetsch connector on all my bikes for the GPS.

http://www.deutschconnector.com/products/deutsch_connectors/deutsch_dt_series_connectors/

And I also run it...
Forum: Thumpers 09-06-2014, 01:27 PM
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Posted By bkoz
A relay allows a shorter run from the battery to...

A relay allows a shorter run from the battery to the bulb. Shorter run = less resistance = more voltage at light bulb. The correct way is to run larger gauge wires between the battery/relay/bulb...
Forum: Thumpers 09-06-2014, 11:37 AM
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Posted By bkoz
Not if you use the correct grit, ie. 120 white or...

Not if you use the correct grit, ie. 120 white or 80 yellow. And even if it did it is still much better than scoring the case.

And I am personally not a huge fan of the chemical gasket...
Forum: Thumpers 09-06-2014, 08:02 AM
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Posted By bkoz
Do yourself a favor and pick up either a white or...

Do yourself a favor and pick up either a white or yellow Roloc bristle disc. Works amazing on aluminum
...
Forum: Thumpers 09-03-2014, 07:36 PM
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Posted By bkoz
I put chunks of rubber tubing between the...

I put chunks of rubber tubing between the underside of the fender and the lugs for the factory fender extension.
...
Forum: Thumpers 09-03-2014, 07:02 PM
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Posted By bkoz
I hate the park light too. Pretty easy to...

I hate the park light too.

Pretty easy to bypass, this is the plug and wire:

http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh111/bkozphotobucket/DR650/2013-12-29155459_zps49893286.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 08-31-2014, 07:59 PM
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Posted By bkoz
I average around 1 1/4 turns but its weather and...

I average around 1 1/4 turns but its weather and altitude dependent. Play with it a little, don't worry you won't go blind.
Forum: Equipment 08-06-2014, 06:45 PM
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Posted By bkoz
Ding, ding, ding. I still don't understand the...

Ding, ding, ding. I still don't understand the fascination with Knipex pliers in a motorcycles tool roll....
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2014, 08:19 PM
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Posted By bkoz
The XCMH's are sized oddly small. The 140/80...

The XCMH's are sized oddly small. The 140/80 fits perfectly on the 450.
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2014, 07:41 AM
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Posted By bkoz
I had the XMCH on my 450 for a good chunk of last...

I had the XMCH on my 450 for a good chunk of last season. I was really impressed with how long it lasted and its performance. The performance is good enough that I would run one on my 2 stroke in a...
Forum: Beasts 06-07-2014, 07:34 PM
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Posted By bkoz
Lift the front end off the ground. Loosen the...

Lift the front end off the ground. Loosen the rhs fork pinch bolt. Spin the front tire by hand and while it is spinning hit the front brake hard. Do this 2 or 3 times. Then tighten your rhs pinch...
Forum: Equipment 06-05-2014, 07:08 PM
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Posted By bkoz
Not a pissing contest, just passing on my...

Not a pissing contest, just passing on my experiences. I did the same thing. Wow, look at that folding chainsaw, what a perfect idea. And it packs great in my tank bag. Then I hit dead fall and...
Forum: Equipment 06-05-2014, 07:06 PM
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Posted By bkoz
I have only had experience with the REI/MEC...

I have only had experience with the REI/MEC versions. It just was not worth the effort compared to a good quality folding saw. I have gone through 10" logs with very little effort with my Silky. ...
Forum: Equipment 06-05-2014, 03:49 PM
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Posted By bkoz
The only thing good about those pocket chain saws...

The only thing good about those pocket chain saws is the little screw top tin they are stored in. The saw itself is a total waste of time in the bush.

I highly recommend a Silky Gomboy, you get...
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2014, 10:13 AM
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Posted By bkoz
Another vote for cam chain tensioner, check out...

Another vote for cam chain tensioner, check out this vid.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGUJSV-fJuA#t=15
Forum: Thumpers 05-16-2014, 03:40 AM
Replies: 6,710
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Posted By bkoz
Yes, the manual in my '10 states to remove the...

Yes, the manual in my '10 states to remove the CCT to shim the valves. The manual does not mention the easier method of pulling the rocker shafts. There is no need to pull the CCT to measure the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-04-2014, 04:26 AM
Replies: 6,710
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Posted By bkoz
Heavy duty lock ring pliers similar to these work...

Heavy duty lock ring pliers similar to these work great for pulling filters:

http://www.toolup.com/proto_j250g_plier-lock-ring-wgrip.aspx
Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2014, 05:53 AM
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Posted By bkoz
[QUOTE=GrahamM;24060994]no choice on the gears......

[QUOTE=GrahamM;24060994]no choice on the gears... several teeth were missing :huh guess that is why the bore was starved of oil and seized before I got it.

QUOTE]


More likely that the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2014, 04:42 AM
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Posted By bkoz
Great idea.

Great idea.
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2014, 04:38 AM
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Posted By bkoz
Do some more research. It was my understanding...

Do some more research. It was my understanding that the '09 and up cases have a different seal bore to accomodate the larger rubber seal.

From what I have gathered:

The '08 used the metal...
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 6,710
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Posted By bkoz
I also jumped on the No-Toil wagon for a short...

I also jumped on the No-Toil wagon for a short time. Hated how the oil pooled at the bottom of the filter. And I found traces of dust bypassing the filter in very dusty conditions. Something I...
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 6,710
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Posted By bkoz
Wow, thats some pretty good damage on your 500. ...

Wow, thats some pretty good damage on your 500. I have the same braces on my 250XC and have found them to be the sturdiest braces I have come across yet.

I am not sure there are any stronger...
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2014, 10:49 AM
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Posted By bkoz
IMHO compression test is not needed, its pretty...

IMHO compression test is not needed, its pretty much a waste with a auto decomp system. A leak down test of %20 would require a top end. At %10 percent you still have life left. But, KTM has a...
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 6,710
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Posted By bkoz
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glG3gUjxjEU#t=248...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glG3gUjxjEU#t=248

Go to the 4 min mark
Forum: Equipment 03-26-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 2,583
Views: 987,271
Posted By bkoz
Just to be clear guys are jumping on you because...

Just to be clear guys are jumping on you because the pic you posted is of the heavier duty version used to pull auto tire tubeless valve stems or auto tire tubes in place. It won't work on moto...
Forum: Equipment 03-24-2014, 04:08 AM
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Posted By bkoz
I have had poor luck with this one because the...

I have had poor luck with this one because the wire is hard mounted to the handle and the schrader adapter. I ended up drilling out the old wire from both sides and setting in up with a new cable...
Forum: Equipment 03-24-2014, 04:01 AM
Replies: 2,583
Views: 987,271
Posted By bkoz
How do you use this on motorcylce rims? The nut...

How do you use this on motorcylce rims? The nut that threads to the schrader is to big to pass through the hole in the rim.

EDIT: Doh, I see the same question has already been asked.
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 6,710
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Posted By bkoz
And this is my favoritest stuff for greasing...

And this is my favoritest stuff for greasing linkage bearings:

http://www.thebuyingnetwork.com/AquaShield-grease-formally-Aqua-Lube-Grease-p/aqua-shield-grease.htm?1=1&CartID=0

Its a little...
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