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Forum: The Garage 10-28-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 551
Posted By wsmc831
Yes, I saw that the same links are landing on the...

Yes, I saw that the same links are landing on the same teeth, don't see the problem. Obviously changing one tooth front or rear will change this.
Forum: The Garage 10-28-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 551
Posted By wsmc831
2 links at a time, no way to add/subtract just...

2 links at a time, no way to add/subtract just one. As far as the 'best' gearing ratio, that's for you to decide.
Forum: Thumpers 10-23-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 401
Posted By wsmc831
Should use the same thread/pitch...but I have to...

Should use the same thread/pitch...but I have to say, I had a 690 duke, the mirrors sucked.
Forum: Thumpers 10-21-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 7,529
Views: 1,535,167
Posted By wsmc831
No true supermoto tires available in 21/18's, but...

No true supermoto tires available in 21/18's, but something like Pirelli Scorpions work pretty well on pavement.
Forum: Thumpers 10-21-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 308
Posted By wsmc831
I spray some silicon on it and push it through...

I spray some silicon on it and push it through with screwdriver...and yes, a bit of a pita.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-20-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 795
Posted By wsmc831
This it? OR 44.398855, -121.384571

This it?

OR
44.398855, -121.384571
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-20-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 795
Posted By wsmc831
Quite a few places around here with rocks stacked...

Quite a few places around here with rocks stacked like that. I didn't notice anything like that last time I was out 1393 to Whychus, probably south of it. Not many FS roads east side of the creek,...
Forum: Thumpers 10-16-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 432
Posted By wsmc831
The 690 Duke is a street bike with less...

The 690 Duke is a street bike with less suspension travel than the 690 SM. I had an 08. Duke Same bike as the SM except for suspension/exhaust/kickstand/beak.
Forum: Thumpers 10-15-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 527
Posted By wsmc831
http://www.extremedualsport.com/...

http://www.extremedualsport.com/ (http://www.extremedualsport.com/)


As with most things, you get what you pay for.
Forum: Thumpers 10-15-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,379
Posted By wsmc831
Once the FI is cracked and they figure out how to...

Once the FI is cracked and they figure out how to get full power off the bottom, fuel mileage will be right in line with all previous models. As they currently sit, they're noticeably weaker in...
Forum: Thumpers 10-15-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 514
Posted By wsmc831
Personally, I wouldn't worry use slime in B.C. ...

Personally, I wouldn't worry use slime in B.C. In Baja I do, but that's to prevent cactus flats. Slime won't help with pinch flats, so what kind of flat did you get?

+1 for Ironman. I bought...
Forum: Thumpers 10-15-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 679
Posted By wsmc831
The stock chain will allow you to go down 1 in...

The stock chain will allow you to go down 1 in front and 3 up in back. With 15/48 the front tire is pulled too far forward (with stock length chain), and will rub the plastic inner shock protector,...
Forum: Thumpers 10-15-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 422
Posted By wsmc831
Greasing the splines greatly reduces fretting.

Greasing the splines greatly reduces fretting.
Forum: Thumpers 10-08-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 7,529
Views: 1,535,167
Posted By wsmc831
..as does the 690 enduro, hence the drink/sarcasm...

..as does the 690 enduro, hence the drink/sarcasm :evil
Forum: Thumpers 10-08-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 7,529
Views: 1,535,167
Posted By wsmc831
501 also has a plastic subframe, 500 doesn't. ...

501 also has a plastic subframe, 500 doesn't. Who the heck would buy a bike with a lousy plastic subframe???? :1drink
Forum: Thumpers 10-07-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 19,089
Views: 2,128,162
Posted By wsmc831
Not much rain out here in Central Oregon :-) I...

Not much rain out here in Central Oregon :-) I have the evo map loaded and runs perfectly, but I think I'll have it properly mapped with cone filter anyway...and yes, filter skins are great for...
Forum: Thumpers 10-07-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 19,089
Views: 2,128,162
Posted By wsmc831
Any difficulty making the pod filter setup? ...

Any difficulty making the pod filter setup? Remapped? I've got a 1 gallon tank I need to put in there and switch to pod filter this winter....
Forum: Thumpers 10-07-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 19,089
Views: 2,128,162
Posted By wsmc831
Pretty much, 654cc vs 690cc. I've ridden both of...

Pretty much, 654cc vs 690cc. I've ridden both of a friends 12's and don't notice the difference, but bigger is usually better.
Forum: Thumpers 10-07-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 19,089
Views: 2,128,162
Posted By wsmc831
lol...I know, but I already have wolfman dry...

lol...I know, but I already have wolfman dry bags. Actually, found out we're going to have a chase truck so we won't be carrying anything, but will still bring the 690 as there will be at least 4...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-07-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 267
Posted By wsmc831
OBCDR Route 4 this weekend

Just wanted to extend invite to local riders, at least one other rider and I from Facebook 'Central Oregon Dualsport Riders' are doing an out and back overnight from Prineville this weekend. Camping...
Forum: Thumpers 10-06-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 19,089
Views: 2,128,162
Posted By wsmc831
Sure would, and may take it instead of my 690 to...

Sure would, and may take it instead of my 690 to Baja again next year, but currently don't have racks for it like I do for the 690. Clutch cover to increase oil capacity to that of a 690 is about...
Forum: Thumpers 10-06-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 19,089
Views: 2,128,162
Posted By wsmc831
It does, they call it a 500exc :1drink

It does, they call it a 500exc :1drink
Forum: Thumpers 10-03-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 2,252
Views: 323,403
Posted By wsmc831
I have them on my 690 and 500, no change in...

I have them on my 690 and 500, no change in vibration, but nice for rocky/gnarly terrain to lessen impact to wrists.

If I wanted to reduce vibrations, I would throw in a set of vibronators, the...
Forum: Thumpers 10-02-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 248
Posted By wsmc831
Mounted on main dash support extending out from...

Mounted on main dash support extending out from center to just past fork tubes to 90 degree bend. Number 6 in the picture. Personally, I changed the to led strips and put in handguards as the oem...
Forum: Thumpers 10-02-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,652
Posted By wsmc831
eh, I was at the Alvord desert in SE Oregon last...

eh, I was at the Alvord desert in SE Oregon last weekend, had an mt-43 up to what gps said was 101mph at 4k feet elevation, it didn't explode :-)
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,652
Posted By wsmc831
I mainly ride Central Oregon, where it's dusty,...

I mainly ride Central Oregon, where it's dusty, sandy, rocky...haven't found a tire that works better on the rear. I've also ridden in Baja with a Shinko trials, worked great but didn't last nearly...
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,652
Posted By wsmc831
I just took off a big Maxxis IT on the 500 this...

I just took off a big Maxxis IT on the 500 this weekend to go back to good old MT-43's. Both bikes work best with them, though I would buy a larger one for the 690 and it's wider rim...if available....
Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 2,252
Views: 323,403
Posted By wsmc831
I found flexxbars to have zero reduction in...

I found flexxbars to have zero reduction in transmitting engine vibrations, on both 690 and 500.
Forum: Thumpers 09-28-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,315
Posted By wsmc831
:kat

:kat
Forum: Thumpers 09-25-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 296
Posted By wsmc831
so, don't use the split inserts if you have stock...

so, don't use the split inserts if you have stock bars, just use a bolt. Bars are bars, hollow or with threaded ends, they take just about all hand guards made for 1 1/8.
Forum: Thumpers 09-25-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 443
Posted By wsmc831
On my second 690, I wouldn't consider it normal...

On my second 690, I wouldn't consider it normal at all. They are/were incredibly smooth at any throttle opening...unless the map selector switch is on race mode, that is...I found that to be very...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-24-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 947
Posted By wsmc831
I was down at the Steens Fri/Sat/Sun, there was...

I was down at the Steens Fri/Sat/Sun, there was quite a few incident command centers, especially on the way to the Alvord, but the main Steens fire was practically out, and I didn't notice any smoke,...
Forum: Thumpers 09-23-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 464
Posted By wsmc831
How is a fluid moved higher than pickup? Usually...

How is a fluid moved higher than pickup? Usually with a pump..or, in this case, a fuel pump.
Forum: Thumpers 09-23-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 7,529
Views: 1,535,167
Posted By wsmc831
before you buy the rekluse from them, buy some...

before you buy the rekluse from them, buy some tires or whatever for at least 100 dollars, then use the 10% off they send as a thank you towards a big order that has the Rekluse.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-16-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,224
Posted By wsmc831
Probably not what you want to hear, but we never...

Probably not what you want to hear, but we never gave thought to where we were going to stay on our route 3/5/4 trip and just stopped when we wanted too. Route 3 is around populated areas so we...
Forum: Equipment 09-10-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 525
Posted By wsmc831
I have the knox handroids for street riding. ...

I have the knox handroids for street riding. They are for narrow fingers only, took me months to break them in....but now that they are, they work well and are fast to put on and I like the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-09-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,680
Posted By wsmc831
Maybe it's just internal conflict, being native...

Maybe it's just internal conflict, being native Oregonian and 'from' California now. I've seen so many people bitching about us (Californians) ruining it for us (Oregonians) I sometimes feel the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-09-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 744
Posted By wsmc831
reduce rear rider sag, stay back on the bike so...

reduce rear rider sag, stay back on the bike so front can float. No experience with a 250 in the sand, but the more power you have, the easier it is.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-09-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,680
Posted By wsmc831
You may not, but some others in the town you move...

You may not, but some others in the town you move too will undoubtedly think you are, and wish you'd never moved in. It's all perspective, everyone has one, try to see it from someone else's point...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-09-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,680
Posted By wsmc831
Oh no, now I feel terrible. Guess I'm just one...

Oh no, now I feel terrible. Guess I'm just one of those damn Californians ruining it for everyone, sorry about that.
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