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Forum: Thumpers 05-08-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 405
Posted By motoman250f
If your not going to talk about mods does anyone...

If your not going to talk about mods does anyone want to comment on what years they got the oil burning problems taken care of? man without that its such a great bike IMHO
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,704
Posted By motoman250f
I don't think he's being nave unless your hiding...

I don't think he's being nave unless your hiding a nice database that you speak of?? otherwise we are all reduced to asking opinions! shoot, we all want accurate data but just think of the man hours...
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,704
Posted By motoman250f
It is what it is....

The weight on the WRR goes somewhere you know. In an overbuilt transmission,, in a shim and bucket head that may go 100k.. if you look at the clutch next to race class bikes its way overbuilt.. Even...
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,870
Posted By motoman250f
well said kommando, the only thing to add from...

well said kommando, the only thing to add from your original post is the wind creates more fatigue than you think. IMHO You can get the klr to cover like a goldwing with the madstad shield. I suppose...
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 517
Posted By motoman250f
move that clip on the rod down one position and...

move that clip on the rod down one position and see if it goes away. if it does it worse when its cold its probably running lean and lf its happening right off idle its probably the idle circuit.....
Forum: Thumpers 02-07-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 439
Views: 60,608
Posted By motoman250f
I dig every word! Great perspective,,

I dig every word! Great perspective,,
Forum: Thumpers 02-04-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,141
Posted By motoman250f
I found out otherwise when I bought my yz250f...

I found out otherwise when I bought my yz250f with a 290 Athena,,, valves out of spec, head torque off and cam chain guide broke and rubbing against the balancer throwing pieces into oil.. All done 5...
Forum: Thumpers 02-04-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,499
Posted By motoman250f
Man, If you did this for a handful of bikes...

Man, If you did this for a handful of bikes especially with that pie graph it would really help folks out! Then they wouldn't have to read some of these endless defensive threads just to get a little...
Forum: Thumpers 02-03-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,163
Posted By motoman250f
I would vote the same,, klr to drz is a larger...

I would vote the same,, klr to drz is a larger change. but I would add that the wrr has more straight line stability offroad and onroad, to me the drz-s wallows on the straights and feels noticeably...
Forum: Thumpers 02-03-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,141
Posted By motoman250f
Its just about even,, IMHO the wr is better...

Its just about even,, IMHO the wr is better handling,, suspension, FI, etc but from a real dual sport perspective the power might be just as much fun.. the more agressive dirt stuff will favor the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-28-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 10,006
Views: 437,448
Posted By motoman250f
Man, I'm always looking for your name in...

Man, I'm always looking for your name in threads,, appreciate your perspective.. Thanks!
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 10,529
Posted By motoman250f
The 250 enduro makes a bit over half that,,...

The 250 enduro makes a bit over half that,, nowhere near 40hp.

its almost a shame they put all this technology in the wrr, it makes you want to compare it against elite machines.. I look at...
Forum: Thumpers 12-29-2013, 09:37 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 10,529
Posted By motoman250f
http://web.ndak.net/hart/p_0b7d7b4651b3ec104a10962...

http://web.ndak.net/hart/p_0b7d7b4651b3ec104a10962bbe7a755a.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 12-29-2013, 09:31 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 10,529
Posted By motoman250f
I expect 40+ thousand miles out of the wrr in...

I expect 40+ thousand miles out of the wrr in stock form.. The single ring Athena I was loosly expecting 20+, if that was a multi ring thumper racing I would expect the 40+ again maybe.

To be...
Forum: Thumpers 12-27-2013, 08:14 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 10,529
Posted By motoman250f
I don't think cams will get you what you wan't....

I don't think cams will get you what you wan't. If you cam it to get 20% better power at 4-5k rpm it will barely break 70mph at 8k. IMHO
My WRR has the 290 athena, yoshi, power commander, open...
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2013, 07:23 AM
Replies: 10,006
Views: 437,448
Posted By motoman250f
Would you take your ktm to alaska? Will it go 40K...

Would you take your ktm to alaska? Will it go 40K miles with only a minor inspection? ever heard of a gearbox problem on a wr? will you add heated gear and grips on a ktm and not worry about...
Forum: Thumpers 11-25-2013, 02:49 PM
Replies: 10,006
Views: 437,448
Posted By motoman250f
For the most part Mr black is taking the words...

For the most part Mr black is taking the words out of my mouth. I got a wrr in 08.. modded the hell out of it and its mostly sitting now. I bought it for a dual sport purpose and my purpose has been...
Forum: Thumpers 10-17-2013, 11:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 816
Posted By motoman250f
I suppose now I have to show up and tell you the...

I suppose now I have to show up and tell you the opposite! I just got the 13 duke 4 months back and its all I wanted it to be. But,, my purpose is really defined. Its a street bike that is really...
Forum: Thumpers 10-16-2013, 02:28 PM
Replies: 44,461
Views: 8,540,720
Posted By motoman250f
Consider what your trying to gain? Will the...

Consider what your trying to gain? Will the radiator work? no, Power for electrics? no, Mount/positioning? room for the tank to drop in? No, even if you could make this work your getting a bike that...
Forum: Thumpers 10-16-2013, 06:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,255
Posted By motoman250f
Hooold on.... You can just say your looking for a...

Hooold on.... You can just say your looking for a condensed version.. this rant sounds like a grade school kid.
Forum: Thumpers 10-11-2013, 02:09 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,707
Posted By motoman250f
Your right! we are getting off topic. So back to...

Your right! we are getting off topic. So back to LC4 vs xt. Let us know how many LC4's you ride with this weekend. and how many of these endless KTM breakdowns from the past are LC4's.
Forum: Thumpers 10-11-2013, 12:01 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,707
Posted By motoman250f
No cheerleader here,, just saying you can compare...

No cheerleader here,, just saying you can compare exc's to yz's and wrf's. If your going to say exc's aren't as reliable as xt's and then say well its the same company your loosing credibility fast....
Forum: Thumpers 08-09-2013, 09:12 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,097
Posted By motoman250f
I've had mine about 2 months. its the greatest!...

I've had mine about 2 months. its the greatest! I'm coming from DS so the suspension feels a bit short and ground clearance is pretty limited too. Power is amazing, comfort is great considering its a...
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2013, 12:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 375
Posted By motoman250f
Your damn lucky to have an R. we don't get them...

Your damn lucky to have an R. we don't get them over here. I havn't seen too much awareness of the new duke on this site so you might want to try the ktmforums dot com site. Even there it seems like...
Forum: Thumpers 02-14-2013, 02:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,104
Posted By motoman250f
If you can do the work that is. its a pretty...

If you can do the work that is. its a pretty expensive deal if you have someone else do the big bore.. well over a thousand then. i would really try weights first and maybe those foam grips or...
Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2013, 02:42 PM
Replies: 522
Views: 45,866
Posted By motoman250f
right on! you know theres a bigger group than...

right on! you know theres a bigger group than this asking for the klr to get FI and a little better suspension. thats the easiest thing for kawasaki to do and yet that old engine lingers as is. Again...
Forum: Thumpers 02-01-2013, 02:20 PM
Replies: 522
Views: 45,866
Posted By motoman250f
Yeah but those exc's arent light dual sports,,...

Yeah but those exc's arent light dual sports,, they are enduro dedicated offroad bikes. the bmw's are big adventure bikes. those are expensive but us lightweight dual sport dreamers are cheap. you...
Forum: Thumpers 02-01-2013, 11:53 AM
Replies: 522
Views: 45,866
Posted By motoman250f
does anybody care to comment on the fate of these...

does anybody care to comment on the fate of these bikes that have pushed toward these goals we are talking about? Seems to me the wr/crf250r, ktm 690, and the te 610 are all pushing toward as light a...
Forum: Thumpers 01-31-2013, 09:23 AM
Replies: 522
Views: 45,866
Posted By motoman250f
Mtntrails, just to further this we are talking...

Mtntrails, just to further this we are talking about dual sports not enduro's. we could easily add definition to what makes a dual sport so heavy but also makes it last longer than the "hard...
Forum: Thumpers 01-29-2013, 01:27 PM
Replies: 522
Views: 45,866
Posted By motoman250f
There's some debate between the reliability of...

There's some debate between the reliability of the ktm rfs engines and a true dual sport from what i've read in the last few years. Is everyone on here saying an rfs ktm is as reliable as a klr? drz?...
Forum: Road warriors 11-28-2012, 09:00 AM
Replies: 5,556
Views: 1,044,824
Posted By motoman250f
One of these models (manual vs dtc) has about 3...

One of these models (manual vs dtc) has about 3 or 4 more HP than the other according to the specs. I've seen conflicting information about which one is which. Anybody know?
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2012, 11:48 AM
Replies: 44,461
Views: 8,540,720
Posted By motoman250f
If your right what else are you thinking? If your...

If your right what else are you thinking? If your wrong you have about 3,000 miles left.
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2012, 09:01 AM
Replies: 44,461
Views: 8,540,720
Posted By motoman250f
You didn't mention anything about air filter...

You didn't mention anything about air filter maintenance. If you had a k&n filter and were in gravel a lot that would explain it. even the cupped valves.. I don't think oil proves anything about the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2012, 09:00 AM
Replies: 44,461
Views: 8,540,720
Posted By motoman250f
flatlands

some people are saying that the engine guard is just reflecting noise but I sure noticed the most reduction in noise when I used rubber inner tube to isolate the frame to guard and then rubber...
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2012, 01:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,246
Posted By motoman250f
you have to get the bolt off and then be careful...

you have to get the bolt off and then be careful with the puller.. I vote for the larger impact to get the bolt off and then dont forget about heat on the flywheel when cranking down the puller and...
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2012, 11:44 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,225
Posted By motoman250f
I'm guessing its a 685. one way to help the guess...

I'm guessing its a 685. one way to help the guess is that the 685 base gaskets leaked almost always right above the crank where the cam chain runs. it will collect dirt there. that would be one...
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2012, 12:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,493
Posted By motoman250f
same setup here,, athena 290, yoshi, pc3. only...

same setup here,, athena 290, yoshi, pc3. only difference is i have stock header. I used the map from the dynojet site for the 290 and i got a map from a guy on thumpertalk with close to the same...
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2012, 11:13 AM
Replies: 13,225
Views: 1,292,748
Posted By motoman250f
then check for balance. a lot of times out of...

then check for balance. a lot of times out of balance will wear the tire funny too so i wouldnt be surprised if you had to replace the tire and balance fresh to get rid of the problem.
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2012, 06:34 AM
Replies: 5,235
Views: 1,244,320
Posted By motoman250f
You don't see many modded barbie KLR's,, been...

You don't see many modded barbie KLR's,, been this way since 2008, working great.
schnitz 685/stage 2/klx needle, big gun race exhaust
cogent moab/front emulators/springs/brace
galfer rotor/braded...
Forum: Thumpers 01-15-2012, 11:42 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,148
Posted By motoman250f
You made the right move IMHO

You made the right move IMHO
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