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Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2015, 05:34 PM
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Posted By mbrick
Sounds like Roland should place a group by...

Sounds like Roland should place a group by soon... :clap
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2015, 09:03 AM
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Posted By mbrick
I would prefer to run 14/50 or 14/52 on my bike. ...

I would prefer to run 14/50 or 14/52 on my bike. My stock chain was too short so I am waiting for it to wear out before getting another, so 13/45 in the mean time. It's still a bit tall in tight...
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2015, 10:17 PM
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Posted By mbrick
Agreed, that's a good size drop to take in jeans...

Agreed, that's a good size drop to take in jeans :rofl
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2015, 10:36 AM
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Posted By mbrick
If the bikes are in the same condition, go with...

If the bikes are in the same condition, go with the lower price? Price seems a tad high but then again with the fan and stabilizer, maybe it's reasonable.

You won't regret either bike after...
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2015, 10:34 AM
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Posted By mbrick
While it could work with the nut + shaft...

While it could work with the nut + shaft friction, if anything I would not install it out of principle and return it to the seller. They clearly didn't finish designing it...

The torque is not...
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2015, 11:43 AM
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Posted By mbrick
Wow, I will report back when I try to put my seat...

Wow, I will report back when I try to put my seat back on. It's been sitting off a few weeks now while I was waiting for valve shims.

Don't know that pink floyd song, will have to give it a...
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2015, 12:28 AM
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Posted By mbrick
Pretty soon you are going to have to post your...

Pretty soon you are going to have to post your address so someone can come over and put your seat on for you :rofl
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2015, 01:45 PM
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Posted By mbrick
I usually employ the karate chop, never had any...

I usually employ the karate chop, never had any problems here, even after tank removals...

Try loosening your subframe bolts and then see if you can push the seat on? Get a bigger hammer?
Forum: Thumpers 06-22-2015, 11:25 AM
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Posted By mbrick
Bling freebie! I'm surprised it didn't have a...

Bling freebie! I'm surprised it didn't have a RaceTech sticker on the outside with details.
Forum: Thumpers 06-06-2015, 10:32 AM
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Posted By mbrick
Thanks. Now I just need to rig up a flag then...

Thanks. Now I just need to rig up a flag then...
Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2015, 04:08 PM
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Posted By mbrick
What kind of rider are YOU? A lot of people rave...

What kind of rider are YOU? A lot of people rave about them, it depends on what you are going to do.

I ran the Pirelli MT21 front + MT43 rear for 5 rides. Same, had planned on riding on asphalt...
Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2015, 03:58 PM
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Posted By mbrick
NICE. How's the bike in sand without paddles? ...

NICE. How's the bike in sand without paddles? I've got an opportunity coming up but am on the fence because I don't want to get a spare wheel and paddle.
Forum: Thumpers 06-03-2015, 09:11 AM
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Posted By mbrick
Hmm. I don't know where to go from that, but if...

Hmm. I don't know where to go from that, but if you want any photos I have my bike mostly apart right now and would gladly send you photos of connections or wire colors.
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2015, 01:17 PM
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Posted By mbrick
Thanks, I finally got it with a drift (no zip tie...

Thanks, I finally got it with a drift (no zip tie method). It was hard to get the spring to sit into place correctly as I pushed the foot peg against the frame.

Still wish I knew what the recess...
Forum: Thumpers 05-31-2015, 11:58 PM
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Posted By mbrick
Ok, will re-assemble like the right side. No...

Ok, will re-assemble like the right side. No idea why there is a nice recess for the spring then...
Forum: Thumpers 05-28-2015, 10:06 PM
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Posted By mbrick
I pulled off the left footpeg to U/S clean the...

I pulled off the left footpeg to U/S clean the over-oiled air filter oil from the left side of the bike.

I didn't look closely when disassembling, and put it back together following intuition....
Forum: Thumpers 05-28-2015, 09:56 PM
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Posted By mbrick
Makes sense. I don't like the idea of a manual...

Makes sense. I don't like the idea of a manual because I could over-tighten it, and it doesn't tighten over time. I bought a dirt tricks that I need to put in to replace my OEM.

I can see the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2015, 07:44 AM
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Posted By mbrick
The plastic gears are cheap, I would recommend...

The plastic gears are cheap, I would recommend replacing those and the suction cover o-ring in there for a few bucks. You can probably skip the shaft.

With that many hours I'm curious how much...
Forum: Thumpers 05-08-2015, 05:05 AM
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Posted By mbrick
I'm quite jealous. Nice area to be riding in you...

I'm quite jealous. Nice area to be riding in you have there.
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2015, 11:10 AM
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Posted By mbrick
Wow! Awesome photos. Did you post a trip...

Wow! Awesome photos.
Did you post a trip report separately? I'm curious around more details and logistics of the ride.
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2015, 11:30 AM
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Posted By mbrick
What a failure. Here's a swingarm in the...

What a failure.

Here's a swingarm in the states for $150+shipping:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/08-KTM505XCF-KTM-505-505XCF-swingarm-swing-arm-1-/201102096410

Being hollow like that I bet you could...
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2015, 12:14 PM
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Posted By mbrick
Sounds fuel related like it is starving. As in...

Sounds fuel related like it is starving. As in the carb is not filling quickly enough when running, and when you stop it refills.

When you were in there did you check the inlet screen on the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2015, 01:22 AM
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Posted By mbrick
I wouldn't risk a crappy tire that costs $75 to...

I wouldn't risk a crappy tire that costs $75 to replace possibly make me eat it hard. I'd toss that ASAP, and I'm 'thrifty'.

Is the Desert tire correct for WA conditions (wet)?
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2015, 02:46 AM
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Posted By mbrick
I find the hot ticket is to overfill the slave...

I find the hot ticket is to overfill the slave and "bench bleed" it as others recommend.

Fill up the slave all the way and set the piston on top and just start it in the bore. Then flip it over...
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2015, 02:29 AM
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Posted By mbrick
:eek1 This is what I was about to type up and...

:eek1 This is what I was about to type up and they did it for me:

Compared to the AC, the K&N “plugged up” nearly 3 times faster, passed 18 times more dirt and captured 37% less dirt. See the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2015, 12:17 AM
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Posted By mbrick
Took the words right outta my mouth :rofl

Took the words right outta my mouth :rofl
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2015, 12:20 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,511
Posted By mbrick
Grimreaper had some good tips that the wearing...

Grimreaper had some good tips that the wearing side is the cap and not the lower journal you took a photo of.

Check the clearance and if it is in spec, bolt it back together.

You could remove...
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2015, 11:23 AM
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Posted By mbrick
When my bike is hot, if I hold it at about 1/32...

When my bike is hot, if I hold it at about 1/32 (just a crack) of throttle, it fires up immediately. If the throttle is closed it has to crank for a bit.

I'm sure this is related to fuel screw or...
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 7,677
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Posted By mbrick
A photo would probably be best for us to help. I...

A photo would probably be best for us to help. I think you can also find the fork number on the bottom aluminum lugs but I don't remember for sure.

But it sounds like you might have the WP CC...
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2015, 01:27 PM
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Posted By mbrick
:lol3 :thumb

:lol3 :thumb
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2015, 01:01 AM
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Views: 1,269,126
Posted By mbrick
I dunno man... every washer I do this to comes...

I dunno man... every washer I do this to comes out super soft. I did a quick look in the machinery handbook but it only covers steels for annealing...

Try googling:
"Copper, silver and brass can...
Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2015, 09:55 AM
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Posted By mbrick
Thanks, a bit better than the $62 for the two...

Thanks, a bit better than the $62 for the two bags of them he lists for a 450. :eek1 I'll get a set to try.
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 7,677
Views: 1,269,126
Posted By mbrick
Wow, nice weights. Are those from your tire guy?

Wow, nice weights. Are those from your tire guy?
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2015, 12:42 PM
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Posted By mbrick
Adding extra torque on a copper washer usually...

Adding extra torque on a copper washer usually doesn't stop an existing leak, plus unless the bolt came loose you may be overtightening the fastener (think of that small, stripping-prone trans level...
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2015, 09:02 AM
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Posted By mbrick
I would like to fix my oil burning issue as well....

I would like to fix my oil burning issue as well. I take it you also replaced the valve stem seals? It was most likely the rings though.

Did you think the piston might have been out of spec...
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2015, 11:18 AM
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Posted By mbrick
They are all auto-up from the factory. But I...

They are all auto-up from the factory. But I prefer this over a bunch of wiring to satisfy the DOT requirement.

I know a lot of people talk about the promoto stand, but i dig OEM. Get the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2015, 06:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,200
Posted By mbrick
Hm. I would get them out, and then pull the spark...

Hm. I would get them out, and then pull the spark plug and turn the motor over to see if you get oil flow out the rocker shaft holes near the cam gear? Unlikely but maybe there is a passage blocked...
Forum: Equipment 03-04-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 723
Views: 84,296
Posted By mbrick
Placing an order soon and would like a code, I...

Placing an order soon and would like a code, I can of course pay it forward...

Edit: no longer need one
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2015, 09:05 PM
Replies: 19,199
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Posted By mbrick
As long as that's less than 25% of the year, I'm...

As long as that's less than 25% of the year, I'm in. Bike, snow bike, or a sled would all work. You seem to be missing a set of moose ears though...

To tie back into this thread, do not try on a...
Forum: Equipment 03-01-2015, 07:32 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 51,969
Posted By mbrick
Is this the general consensus - Without slime you...

Is this the general consensus - Without slime you have to pump up the tires before each weekend ride?

Is it best to only swap in at the same time as new tires?

Also I see they have a gen2,...
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