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Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2014, 07:10 AM
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Posted By bkoz
Wow, thats some pretty good damage on your 500. ...

Wow, thats some pretty good damage on your 500. I have the same braces on my 250XC and have found them to be the sturdiest braces I have come across yet.

I am not sure there are any stronger...
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2014, 10:49 AM
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Posted By bkoz
IMHO compression test is not needed, its pretty...

IMHO compression test is not needed, its pretty much a waste with a auto decomp system. A leak down test of %20 would require a top end. At %10 percent you still have life left. But, KTM has a...
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2014, 04:00 PM
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Views: 905,316
Posted By bkoz
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glG3gUjxjEU#t=248...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glG3gUjxjEU#t=248

Go to the 4 min mark
Forum: Equipment 03-26-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 2,287
Views: 844,011
Posted By bkoz
Just to be clear guys are jumping on you because...

Just to be clear guys are jumping on you because the pic you posted is of the heavier duty version used to pull auto tire tubeless valve stems or auto tire tubes in place. It won't work on moto...
Forum: Equipment 03-24-2014, 04:08 AM
Replies: 2,287
Views: 844,011
Posted By bkoz
I have had poor luck with this one because the...

I have had poor luck with this one because the wire is hard mounted to the handle and the schrader adapter. I ended up drilling out the old wire from both sides and setting in up with a new cable...
Forum: Equipment 03-24-2014, 04:01 AM
Replies: 2,287
Views: 844,011
Posted By bkoz
How do you use this on motorcylce rims? The nut...

How do you use this on motorcylce rims? The nut that threads to the schrader is to big to pass through the hole in the rim.

EDIT: Doh, I see the same question has already been asked.
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 5,987
Views: 905,316
Posted By bkoz
And this is my favoritest stuff for greasing...

And this is my favoritest stuff for greasing linkage bearings:

http://www.thebuyingnetwork.com/AquaShield-grease-formally-Aqua-Lube-Grease-p/aqua-shield-grease.htm?1=1&CartID=0

Its a little...
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2014, 07:17 AM
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Views: 905,316
Posted By bkoz
Awesome link!!! I will be ordering one of these...

Awesome link!!! I will be ordering one of these asap
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 5,987
Views: 905,316
Posted By bkoz
I have never seen OEM style bearings, from new,...

I have never seen OEM style bearings, from new, that are captured to the race. They are always loose inside. You have to stick them in place with grease. Maybe the P/N you've provided is an...
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2014, 07:10 AM
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Views: 905,316
Posted By bkoz
YMMV but I went with the big boy tank and just...

YMMV but I went with the big boy tank and just fill it half full for tough days. The extra capacity comes in very handy.
Forum: Thumpers 03-09-2014, 05:03 AM
Replies: 5,987
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Posted By bkoz
I had my old 76 wired to the key on another bike...

I had my old 76 wired to the key on another bike and it would drive me up the wall everytime I would stop for a break. If i forgot to acknowledge it on the GPS it would power down. And then I would...
Forum: Thumpers 03-08-2014, 03:10 AM
Replies: 5,987
Views: 905,316
Posted By bkoz
Why do you want the power wires switched? I...

Why do you want the power wires switched?

I have my Montana ran straight to the battery with a fuse (5A).

I also use it on multiple bikes so I use these...
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 5,987
Views: 905,316
Posted By bkoz
Good work! Slow and steady is the only way to...

Good work! Slow and steady is the only way to beat a **** up like the one your dealing with.
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2014, 06:55 AM
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Posted By bkoz
If you decide to do any welding on the broken...

If you decide to do any welding on the broken bolt you must have the ground clamp on the counter shaft. If not the counter shaft bearing becomes part of the ground path....bad. Clamp a vise grip...
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2014, 06:24 AM
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Views: 905,316
Posted By bkoz
If you can find an experienced welder he can deal...

If you can find an experienced welder he can deal with the 3/16". It is do able but tricky.

What I have also done in the past is put a piece of pipe in the the hole and up against the dutchman....
Forum: Equipment 02-21-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 2,287
Views: 844,011
Posted By bkoz
I think you just answered the question of why a...

I think you just answered the question of why a adjustable is more useful in a bike tool kit.

It would be damn near impossible to hold the Knipex closed and turn it with your foot. If you have a...
Forum: Equipment 02-21-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 2,287
Views: 844,011
Posted By bkoz
They are good pliers but why carry them in a bike...

They are good pliers but why carry them in a bike tool kit? What would they take the place of in a bike kit?
Forum: Equipment 02-18-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 2,287
Views: 844,011
Posted By bkoz
I don't even bother with the basic pliers...

I don't even bother with the basic pliers anymore. They cannot do anything up and above 6" needle nose vise grips (with the wire cutter) and the adjustable wrench can do.

The needle nose vise...
Forum: Thumpers 02-17-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 5,987
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Posted By bkoz
Yes, for sure on the fork springs, probably the...

Yes, for sure on the fork springs, probably the .50's.

As a bandaid until the springs come try adding more oil. Try 105mm and if that's not enough go to 100mm.

I would stay away from the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-17-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 5,987
Views: 905,316
Posted By bkoz
If you have the pin wrench I wouldn't worry about...

If you have the pin wrench I wouldn't worry about the fork tool.

The trick is to loosen and tighten the cap while the fork is still on the bike.

Loosen the top triple clamp pinch bolts and...
Forum: Thumpers 02-15-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 5,987
Views: 905,316
Posted By bkoz
110mm is stock. Most tuners recommend starting...

110mm is stock. Most tuners recommend starting with 120mm and adding 5mm at a time if it is bottoming to much. I am in the process of revalving my forks right now and will be starting with 120mm...
Forum: Thumpers 02-14-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 5,987
Views: 905,316
Posted By bkoz
Yes, very good life out of the XC4 valves. Are...

Yes, very good life out of the XC4 valves. Are you having valve issues?
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 296
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Posted By bkoz
+3. After riding a Scotts you really notice how...

+3. After riding a Scotts you really notice how annoying other dampers are with damping in both directions. And the Scotts is the most adjustable.
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 5,987
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Posted By bkoz
http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh111/bkozphoto...

http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh111/bkozphotobucket/2010%20KTM%20450%20EXCR/2014-02-12%2015.04.50_zpsysfupjns.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 5,987
Views: 905,316
Posted By bkoz
Good timing, just picked up a 2nd mount so I...

Good timing, just picked up a 2nd mount so I don't have to swap it between 2 bikes anymore.
...
Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 5,987
Views: 905,316
Posted By bkoz
Don't post stuff like this! I having a very hard...

Don't post stuff like this! I having a very hard time convincing myself that I DO NOT need a Timbersled kit. They look like a blast and everyone I know who has ridden one loves it. A little pricey...
Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 5,987
Views: 905,316
Posted By bkoz
I was going to post the exact same question. ...

I was going to post the exact same question. Thanks for clearing that up. PM sent
Forum: Thumpers 02-04-2014, 04:18 AM
Replies: 5,987
Views: 905,316
Posted By bkoz
I think your pretty close. I am 175lbs and have...

I think your pretty close. I am 175lbs and have the fat Acerbis tank. I am running 0.48's up front and a 7.2-9.0 on the back. This set up is a bit stiff and I have been keeping my eyes open for a...
Forum: Thumpers 01-29-2014, 03:13 AM
Replies: 5,987
Views: 905,316
Posted By bkoz
Ha, I will gladly trade my black rims for your...

Ha, I will gladly trade my black rims for your silvers....I hate how the black ones look like crap after a couple seasons.
Forum: Thumpers 01-27-2014, 05:48 AM
Replies: 5,987
Views: 905,316
Posted By bkoz
Kibblewhite Valves

2 years ago Kibblewhite did not offer valves that I could find for the XC4 engines. Not enough demand. OEM was the only option I could find.

Things may have changed since then.
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2014, 03:56 AM
Replies: 5,987
Views: 905,316
Posted By bkoz
Another great how to. My new rocker shafts are...

Another great how to. My new rocker shafts are on order but I am still at work and haven't installed them yet.

I wonder how many rocker arm failures are related to oil burners/oil quality. The...
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2014, 03:07 AM
Replies: 5,987
Views: 905,316
Posted By bkoz
Fab a new sleeve with the same OD/ID's but...

Fab a new sleeve with the same OD/ID's but longer. Drill out the broken stud + frame to accept the longer sleeve. Have the sleeve welded to the frame from the backside.
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 5,987
Views: 905,316
Posted By bkoz
Phew, 361 pages. Some really good info. I...

Phew, 361 pages. Some really good info.

I have had my 10' 450 Champions Edition for 2 summer now. It has been a good bike with some issues. It has become the 3rd wheel of late and was thinking...
Forum: Thumpers 01-11-2014, 04:15 AM
Replies: 319
Views: 17,258
Posted By bkoz
I am not sure if my '10 450 EXCR is a regret or...

I am not sure if my '10 450 EXCR is a regret or not. The front suspension is horrible. The motor has needed alot of updates which has been disappointing after hearing about how reliable KTM's are. ...
Forum: Thumpers 12-02-2013, 02:48 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,407
Posted By bkoz
Only 4? You my friend have a long way to go...

Only 4? You my friend have a long way to go before being truly lost. LOL
Forum: Thumpers 11-27-2013, 04:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,864
Posted By bkoz
I have to be careful with importing too. The only...

I have to be careful with importing too. The only street legal KTM EXC's I can bring across are 07's and up.

http://www.tc.gc.ca/roadsafety/SafeVehicles/Importation/Usa/VAFUS/list2/Section8_0.htm...
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2013, 11:27 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,638
Posted By bkoz
I had an 09 KLR, traded up to a DR650. The...

I had an 09 KLR, traded up to a DR650.

The KLR has the exact same carb as the DR. The backfiring (more likely lean popping on decel) and stumbling when cracking the throttle open is the nature...
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2013, 10:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,864
Posted By bkoz
I agree. This will be an inbetween bike with...

I agree. This will be an inbetween bike with less use than my other bikes. I think I will keep my eye open for a estart DR350. It fits my price range and should be ok in the tighter stuff. Lots...
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2013, 05:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,864
Posted By bkoz
Are you still allowed to plate dirtbikes for...

Are you still allowed to plate dirtbikes for highway use in Ontario? In BC it is illegal now which rules out the XR's, KLX's and WR's.
Forum: Thumpers 11-25-2013, 03:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,864
Posted By bkoz
All good info. I have set my self a max budget of...

All good info. I have set my self a max budget of $3k, Canadian. This limits my options alot.

I know in the States a guy can pick up a WRR or Huskie TE for around this price range but not in the...
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