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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-24-2015, 02:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 967
Posted By Tusker
Thanks a lot for the offer! If we end up there,...

Thanks a lot for the offer! If we end up there, I'll let you know and we can get together for a day.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-24-2015, 11:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 967
Posted By Tusker
Thanks a lot for your input, guys. ...

Thanks a lot for your input, guys. Unfortunately, the latest I think we could do it would last week in June, as I'm headed back to Ethiopia in early August and will have to focus on other things in...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-24-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 967
Posted By Tusker
You're right, I live at 8500 feet, so i doubt...

You're right, I live at 8500 feet, so i doubt altitude is going to be an issue. I'm in the States for the next 6 months, so I'm trying to make the most of it.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-23-2015, 06:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 967
Posted By Tusker
Good Riding Area in Colorado: Suggestions?

Hi all,
I'm hoping I can tap into the collective knowledge in this forum to get some suggestions about where to ride in Colorado.

My dad and I are both pretty avid dirt bike riders and are...
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 305
Views: 80,714
Posted By Tusker
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2014, 03:28 AM
Replies: 305
Views: 80,714
Posted By Tusker
What light is that on Cody's bike?

What light is that on Cody's bike?
Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 3,728
Views: 369,249
Posted By Tusker
I had the same thing almost happen to me with a...

I had the same thing almost happen to me with a PD chain, but noticed it before it failed. Let them know and they'll warranty it for you.
Forum: Thumpers 06-21-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 3,728
Views: 369,249
Posted By Tusker
I jumped on the Tubliss bandwagon a few years ago...

I jumped on the Tubliss bandwagon a few years ago shortly before I moved to Ethiopia, thinking it was a foolproof way of preventing flats when used in conjunction with slime. However, after two...
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 6,825
Views: 1,462,348
Posted By Tusker
I've got an '06 525 EXC with a KTM hardparts fan...

I've got an '06 525 EXC with a KTM hardparts fan and I have the older style MXC tank. The tank fits fine with the fan. The seat also fits, but there's a gap between the tank line and the slope of...
Forum: Equipment 02-27-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 572
Posted By Tusker
Looking For a Waterproof, Very Breathable Jacket

Like the title says, I'm searching for a new riding jacket that is both waterproof and very breathable. I'm currently using a Heine Gericke Timbuktu Air jacket that is perfect for the kind of riding...
Forum: The Garage 10-26-2012, 09:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,318
Posted By Tusker
Homemade Epoxy Paint for Cement?

Hey Guys,
I have a cement floor in my house that I'd like to paint as opposed to using other traditional floor coverings. One reason for this is that I live in Ethiopia, and the normal first world...
Forum: Thumpers 10-24-2012, 08:32 PM
Replies: 6,825
Views: 1,462,348
Posted By Tusker
Blake, I have the 6.6 gal tank, too, and it's...

Blake,
I have the 6.6 gal tank, too, and it's really not that big when you get it on the bike. One thing that helps is that it's thin between your legs when standing, so it feels pretty normal.
...
Forum: Thumpers 09-04-2012, 05:06 PM
Replies: 6,825
Views: 1,462,348
Posted By Tusker
I'm very interested in this light setup, but...

I'm very interested in this light setup, but can't find any information on it; where/how to buy, etc. Anyone know how I can learn a bit more?
Forum: Thumpers 10-20-2011, 02:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,064
Posted By Tusker
I completely agree, a diagram would be most...

I completely agree, a diagram would be most helpful. Just a scanned PDF would be great. Anything, really.
Forum: Thumpers 10-18-2011, 12:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,064
Posted By Tusker
Doesn't anyone have some input? I could really...

Doesn't anyone have some input? I could really use some help here.
Forum: Thumpers 10-16-2011, 02:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,064
Posted By Tusker
BMW XCountry Wiring Help

I'm working on an XCountry that my cousin inherited a couple years ago with some crash damage. The previous owner hit a truck from behind and destroyed the front end. My cousin was fortunate enough...
Forum: Thumpers 10-15-2011, 08:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,803
Posted By Tusker
I think what would also be helpful is a picture...

I think what would also be helpful is a picture of the underside of the ignition switch that shows the position of the wires going into it.

Could someone tell me what color the wires are that go...
Forum: Thumpers 10-15-2011, 08:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,803
Posted By Tusker
I checked both ignition plugs and still nothing. ...

I checked both ignition plugs and still nothing. Is there a "correct" one?
Forum: Thumpers 10-15-2011, 12:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,803
Posted By Tusker
Would anyone be willing to PM or Email me a copy...

Would anyone be willing to PM or Email me a copy or picture of the wiring diagram for this bike? I think that would go a long way toward getting this straightened out. Anyone?
Forum: Thumpers 10-15-2011, 12:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,803
Posted By Tusker
Ok, so for a little clarification, I decided to...

Ok, so for a little clarification, I decided to post some pics of what we're working with. The front end was destroyed in a crash previously, so we got a front end off of a DRZ400 and put it on in...
Forum: Thumpers 10-14-2011, 10:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,803
Posted By Tusker
Ok, so now that I am living in Addis Ababa, it's...

Ok, so now that I am living in Addis Ababa, it's me that gets to work on this bike.

Does anyone know if the bike has a chip key? The original keys were lost, so we had to make keys to fit the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2011, 09:13 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 69,743
Posted By Tusker
That's a KTM radiator fan. It's available...

That's a KTM radiator fan. It's available directly from KTM and will run you about $100.
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2011, 01:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 481
Posted By Tusker
Your pilot jet is most likely plugged. You...

Your pilot jet is most likely plugged. You should be able to see through it if you hold it up to the light. After sitting for 9 years, it may be very difficult to clean the varnish out of the jet,...
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2011, 01:50 PM
Replies: 6,825
Views: 1,462,348
Posted By Tusker
Is one or more of the chain adjuster bolts broken...

Is one or more of the chain adjuster bolts broken off inside the old swingarm? They seize every once in a while if not lubed regularly.
Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2011, 10:47 AM
Replies: 296
Views: 54,214
Posted By Tusker
what about starting procedure? Are you sure...

what about starting procedure? Are you sure you're doing it right? I know it can be really easy to flood big bore thumpers if you're a little too generous with the throttle. I actually fouled a...
Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2011, 08:46 AM
Replies: 296
Views: 54,214
Posted By Tusker
Fuel pooling in the carb throat would lead me to...

Fuel pooling in the carb throat would lead me to think you have a float level problem.
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2011, 06:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,997
Posted By Tusker
You lucked out, Jeff. That XR is a better bike...

You lucked out, Jeff. That XR is a better bike and you probably don't have to mess with the (potentially) misdiagnosed problems that the XT had. Good looking bike. Details?

Now for some...
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2011, 11:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,249
Posted By Tusker
Ahhhh, I see. I thought it was a money issue,...

Ahhhh, I see. I thought it was a money issue, which it's obviously not. And I can understand wanting a project to work on, especially if you're retired.

Not sure which bike I would have...
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2011, 09:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,249
Posted By Tusker
Wouldn't it be easier/better to sell the 640 ADV...

Wouldn't it be easier/better to sell the 640 ADV engine and other bits, sell the 'berg, and get a bike that would really work for you? In my experience, and from the various forum reading I've done,...
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2011, 09:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,645
Posted By Tusker
I think they come with bar weights and...

I think they come with bar weights and shot-filled bars (at least my dad's did). Didn't do much to mitigate the problem.
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2011, 09:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,645
Posted By Tusker
My dad had one for about a year and then sold it....

My dad had one for about a year and then sold it. It's a fun bike in the twisties, where your attention is diverted from your numb hands/butt to cornering. In regular riding, it pretty much sucked....
Forum: Ride reports 03-15-2011, 08:09 AM
Replies: 1,270
Views: 691,661
Posted By Tusker
Do you have a plan to get the bikes out of Kenya...

Do you have a plan to get the bikes out of Kenya without getting them stamped in?

Great ride report. I can't wait to hear about your route through Ethiopia. I spent a few years there and will be...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 03-14-2011, 11:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,102
Posted By Tusker
thanks for the info. I'll send him a PM and see...

thanks for the info. I'll send him a PM and see if I can get him on this thread.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 03-10-2011, 05:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,102
Posted By Tusker
Hi DrLewall, Right now we're planning on...

Hi DrLewall,
Right now we're planning on leaving from my dad's place in Branson and make our way as offroad as we can to Chadwick riding area and then down to Glade Top Trail. We plan to take one...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 03-08-2011, 09:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,102
Posted By Tusker
We're basically looking to do a loop from...

We're basically looking to do a loop from Branson, MO, through the Mark Twain NF through the Gladetop Trail and then directly south into Arkansas. Looking to go roughly East to West through the...
Forum: Ride reports 03-08-2011, 05:15 AM
Replies: 1,270
Views: 691,661
Posted By Tusker
Hope you can get things sorted out, guys. ...

Hope you can get things sorted out, guys.

Can I assume you're in Addis Ababa by now?
Forum: Thumpers 03-07-2011, 01:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 782
Posted By Tusker
Cool, can't wait to see how it turns out.

Cool, can't wait to see how it turns out.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 03-07-2011, 12:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,102
Posted By Tusker
Haven't really figured out a route yet. I found...

Haven't really figured out a route yet. I found some tracks in Western AR thanks to DrLewall, but nothing to connect them. I'm also not sure if those routes are gnarly enough for my tastes. We may...
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2011, 04:38 AM
Replies: 6,825
Views: 1,462,348
Posted By Tusker
Nice job. Care to share pics of the insides of...

Nice job. Care to share pics of the insides of the panniers? I'd be interested to see how much room you have in there.
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2011, 05:11 AM
Replies: 6,825
Views: 1,462,348
Posted By Tusker
That's exactly what I did for mine. Good work

That's exactly what I did for mine. Good work
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