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Forum: Thumpers 10-03-2013, 02:38 PM
Replies: 1,242
Views: 275,454
Posted By ratthing
OSSA Explorer

This trials cross-over may be another option. It's made by OSSA and weighs 163lbs (presumably dry weight), with a 32.28 inch seat height.

http://www.lewisportusa.com/ossa_explorer.htm

I had the...
Forum: Vendors 08-12-2013, 09:40 AM
Replies: 1,579
Views: 201,484
Posted By ratthing
I was thinking the same thing, and used a 5"...

I was thinking the same thing, and used a 5" Maxpedition TacTie (MOLLE attachment strap). I use one of these for a drag handle on a rifle case that doesn't have one, too. 4x for $6.99 msrp. There...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-12-2013, 08:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 928
Posted By ratthing
I have the FMF on mine as well, but no...

I have the FMF on mine as well, but no aftermarket EFI controller. I agree on the loud.
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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-08-2013, 07:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 928
Posted By ratthing
I've not been getting much riding in between the...

I've not been getting much riding in between the rain, work, and what's been diagnosed as achilles tendonitis and a possible stress fracture. :cry

That said, I live in Knoxville around 4th and...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-14-2013, 06:53 AM
Replies: 670
Views: 117,452
Posted By ratthing
Thanks very much for this pointer, Emmbeedee. I...

Thanks very much for this pointer, Emmbeedee. I haven't seen a single reference to activity type settings anywhere during my research.

My biggest frustration with the GPS is the lack of complete...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-02-2013, 11:16 PM
Replies: 670
Views: 117,452
Posted By ratthing
Need advice from the experts

I've had my Oregon 300 for a while now, but haven't used it all that much. I'm generally pretty good with technology (I work in IT), but even after research, trial and error, this thing frustrates me...
Forum: Vendors 06-02-2013, 09:05 PM
Replies: 1,579
Views: 201,484
Posted By ratthing
Different mounting on CRF250L

I don't have pictures at the moment, but on the CRF250L, I didn't really like the way the Rack Loops fit on the fender, since the fender has some odd-ball curves. The CRF also has a plastic shroud...
Forum: Vendors 06-02-2013, 07:56 PM
Replies: 1,579
Views: 201,484
Posted By ratthing
How much weight do you need to support? A couple...

How much weight do you need to support? A couple of no-sewing options: GrimLoc carabiners (plastic, locking carabiner) or a Tactical T-Ring adapter for MOLLE web gear.
Forum: Vendors 05-11-2013, 09:27 AM
Replies: 298
Views: 67,052
Posted By ratthing
My comments are more in regards to Brian @ Atomic...

My comments are more in regards to Brian @ Atomic Moto than the boots, since I have only been wearing them around the house thus far.

I exchanged a couple of PMs with Brian, then called him late...
Forum: Thumpers 04-26-2013, 09:46 PM
Replies: 1,242
Views: 275,454
Posted By ratthing
One thing I've learned not to do is to try to...

One thing I've learned not to do is to try to paddle the bike around (e.g. push to move while sitting on the bike). It's easier to control the bike for pushing if you are off it, IMO.

Center...
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2013, 05:10 PM
Replies: 10,587
Views: 2,001,889
Posted By ratthing
They checked the valves. The shop is probably 2.5...

They checked the valves. The shop is probably 2.5 mi from my house, and I got there ~20 min before they opened.
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Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2013, 10:24 AM
Replies: 10,587
Views: 2,001,889
Posted By ratthing
First service

Took Half Pint in for first service today. Everything w/in spec, and even the tires did not need air. :clap

$180 @ Honda & Yamaha of Knoxville (TN); they did the service while I waited....
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-21-2013, 04:04 PM
Replies: 663
Views: 42,348
Posted By ratthing
Thanks for creating this thread and throwing all...

Thanks for creating this thread and throwing all those links in the first post, makes things easier for a newb-to-the-area.

There is a 2-day Trials class at TTC immediately after the Wagner Cup,...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-21-2013, 03:53 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,812
Posted By ratthing
I just recently moved to Knoxville, TN from Las...

I just recently moved to Knoxville, TN from Las Vegas. Just me, so my attitudes are probably a bit different from family attitudes. I've been here since Nov.

Knoxville is nice, I'm enjoying it so...
Forum: Vendors 04-13-2013, 07:21 AM
Replies: 1,579
Views: 201,484
Posted By ratthing
Sneaky, now you have completely subverted my...

Sneaky, now you have completely subverted my analysis of rack vs all soft bags...:rofl I like it.

Decisions, decisions.

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Forum: Vendors 04-11-2013, 08:53 PM
Replies: 1,579
Views: 201,484
Posted By ratthing
First, wow! That was a fast response. Thanks! ...

First, wow! That was a fast response. Thanks!

This is excellent news. I really only want the rack for a Rotopax because the tank on the CRF250L is so small, so I may run with the idea of taking it...
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2013, 04:18 PM
Replies: 1,242
Views: 275,454
Posted By ratthing
I sold my WR250R and bought a new CRF250L. Thus...

I sold my WR250R and bought a new CRF250L. Thus far I am pretty well pleased with the half pint little red bike.

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Forum: Vendors 04-11-2013, 01:46 PM
Replies: 1,579
Views: 201,484
Posted By ratthing
Couple of questions re: OL30

Michael--

I've read most of the thread, but if I've missed any tidbits related to my questions, my apologies.

I'm going to purchase the OL30 soon to go on my new CRF250L. To save funds for...
Forum: Equipment 03-23-2013, 12:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,333
Posted By ratthing
If you can carry sufficient water, I advise...

If you can carry sufficient water, I advise evaporative cooling vests if you don't already have them. You can get them at cyclegear.com or even Amazon. They run $40-50/each. I wore one under my mesh...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-21-2013, 07:05 AM
Replies: 739
Views: 34,017
Posted By ratthing
Looking at the forecast, probably will just day...

Looking at the forecast, probably will just day trip it on Saturday. I don't handle the cold too well yet, especially with no "real" winter gear (I relocated from Vegas) or electrics on the bike...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-20-2013, 03:13 PM
Replies: 739
Views: 34,017
Posted By ratthing
Just saw this, haven't been lurking that much...

Just saw this, haven't been lurking that much since I moved to Knoxville for a new job, even though I got a new bike.

Was thinking of hitting Tellico Motorcycle Outfitters one weekend anyway....
Forum: Thumpers 03-20-2013, 02:21 PM
Replies: 10,587
Views: 2,001,889
Posted By ratthing
Mirrors

I am thinking about fabbing up some mirrors similar to the HDB style folders to work on my Acerbis guards. Thinking some Kydex and small mirrors might work. Fairly cheap experiment.

Also...
Forum: Thumpers 03-20-2013, 12:34 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 80,110
Posted By ratthing
Thanks for the tool tube post, Lost. I think I...

Thanks for the tool tube post, Lost. I think I will try this with some thicker Kydex strips rather than aluminum bar stock though. A little bit easier to work with and with the advantage of being...
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2013, 09:59 AM
Replies: 10,587
Views: 2,001,889
Posted By ratthing
Prices

I bought mine back in November for $4720 cash before local TTL with both an FMF exhaust and hand guards from Southern Honda in Chatanooga, TN. They were selling stock bikes at that time for $3997. I...
Forum: Thumpers 08-13-2012, 07:21 PM
Replies: 1,242
Views: 275,454
Posted By ratthing
I seem to have bad luck with bikes. :cry My...

I seem to have bad luck with bikes. :cry My F650ST Funduro has had a ridiculous amount of problems, too.

Good to know about the KTMs. One of those little beasties seems like it would be a heck...
Forum: Thumpers 08-12-2012, 10:38 AM
Replies: 1,242
Views: 275,454
Posted By ratthing
Three months ago, it wouldn't start, and when I...

Three months ago, it wouldn't start, and when I took it in for diagnosis, they said it had no compression. After new valves, and a cylinder and ring replacement (almost 1/2 what I paid for the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-12-2012, 10:30 AM
Replies: 1,242
Views: 275,454
Posted By ratthing
Most of the complaints I've read surround the far...

Most of the complaints I've read surround the far more frequent maintenance interval. I'm not trying to start a flame war, just asking opinions from folks who've actually owned them and understand...
Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2012, 09:02 AM
Replies: 1,242
Views: 275,454
Posted By ratthing
I got caught up on this thread last night after...

I got caught up on this thread last night after some time away from ADVrider. The Freeride looks pretty sweet, but I've read much negative stuff on KTM maintenance...thoughts from the KTM fanclub?
...
Forum: Equipment 08-08-2012, 08:58 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,264
Posted By ratthing
I'm not quite as "shorty" as some of the other...

I'm not quite as "shorty" as some of the other ladies hanging out here, but I have weird proportions. I generally try buy petite tops and jackets because I've got pretty broad shoulders and am...
Forum: Thumpers 08-12-2011, 05:05 PM
Replies: 46,274
Views: 9,266,326
Posted By ratthing
At least two folks over on the WR250R forum in...

At least two folks over on the WR250R forum in the fuel pump problem thread mentioned the Yamaha CSRs telling them that the FP was covered under emissions warranty, barring any indication of abuse...
Forum: Thumpers 08-12-2011, 03:22 PM
Replies: 46,274
Views: 9,266,326
Posted By ratthing
Fuel Pump/Emissions warranty info

Just any FYI, found this today: Yamaha Emissions Warranty (http://www.yocracing.com/warranty/Street.pdf). It appears legit. For the WR250R/X, emissions warranty period is 11,185 mi (18K km) or 5...
Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2011, 07:43 AM
Replies: 46,274
Views: 9,266,326
Posted By ratthing
I brought Garrus back to NV from Denver, CO. I...

I brought Garrus back to NV from Denver, CO. I ran wide open through a lot of the grades in 5th, and so long as no headwind was involved, I could keep ~60-ish. On flats, 70 was easy. The second...
Forum: Thumpers 08-07-2011, 12:30 PM
Replies: 46,274
Views: 9,266,326
Posted By ratthing
I assume the 2/08 is the build date. Last 6 of...

I assume the 2/08 is the build date. Last 6 of my VIN are 000417. It has 11751 mi. on the ODO. I'm not sure how accurate that is, since it's a WR250X w/R wheels. The PO put a speedo healer on it,...
Forum: Thumpers 08-07-2011, 10:45 AM
Replies: 46,274
Views: 9,266,326
Posted By ratthing
Cry Fuel pump died

:cry Finally got my Seat Concepts low foam installed this week, decided to take Garrus ('08 WRX) out to go the gun show yesterday. Left it sitting in 111F for ~4 hours, came out & turned it on, no...
Forum: Thumpers 06-01-2011, 04:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,570
Posted By ratthing
With the new 606 that's on the rear, even with...

With the new 606 that's on the rear, even with the stock 1" lowering done, I was forced to carve all but about 1/2" of foam out of the seat to get to tippy toes on the bike. I had always intended to...
Forum: Thumpers 05-08-2011, 04:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,570
Posted By ratthing
I'm already trip planning, haven't even gotten...

I'm already trip planning, haven't even gotten the deposit sorted out yet. :lol3

Checking my gear, looking at ride routes, thinking about what to pack for the trip. OCD geek kicking in already.
Forum: Thumpers 05-08-2011, 04:31 PM
Replies: 1,242
Views: 275,454
Posted By ratthing
'09 F650 :tb Welcome the the asylum,...

'09 F650 :tb

Welcome the the asylum, Starbright!

Looks like the WRR deal is gonna work out. 800-ish mile ride home should be fun, haven't done anything but commuting since '07 West Fest. :cry
Forum: Thumpers 05-08-2011, 12:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,570
Posted By ratthing
Thanks folks! Inmates are such a good resource....

Thanks folks! Inmates are such a good resource. :bow

I'd seen the page with the instructions on doing the lowering without the link, but wasn't sure that would be enough to get a bit more foot...
Forum: Thumpers 05-08-2011, 12:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,570
Posted By ratthing
WR250R + 32" Inseam -- Yamalink or not?

So looks like I'm going to be joining WRR clan. I've been reading a lot, but am looking for a little advice on the leg length situation, since I haven't actually ridden a WRR yet.

I've got a 32"...
Forum: Thumpers 05-05-2011, 06:52 PM
Replies: 1,242
Views: 275,454
Posted By ratthing
That's where I was going with this. Found an...

That's where I was going with this. Found an older KX 250 on CL for <$2K. We can still plate off road bikes in NV, so that might work. I need to send him to MSF day in the dirt class first,...
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