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  1. PbdBlue

    Just a heads up on Crawdaddy

    Just saw the YouTube vid Jarrett posted about it. Get well soon buddy!
  2. PbdBlue

    Hello whats new?

    I'll believe it when I see it....
  3. Never happen. There will be a sound system installed with a recording of incredibly pipes on it.
  4. PbdBlue

    Valve Check

    The valves just about have to zero out to have starting issues. A valve check will give you advance warning that things are starting to move. My experience on the newer bikes with shim buckets is that they hold their setting pretty well over the life of the valves. When they start moving significantly on you the end is near and a valve job is likely in your future. Personally I hate dealing with bike problems out on the trail.
  5. PbdBlue

    Real ID - Process

    I had to go to the DMV anyway to renew my license. Opted for the real ID even though I already have passport/border card. Ezpz. Just make sure you bring the appropriate documentation. Read ahead of time what they will/will not accept.
  6. In actuality the majority of trails in Utah are 64”. Even the Paiute trail system is mostly wider trails with a few 50” Spurs here and there. I’ve taken the XP1000 (68” as presently configured ) to Utah and had a great time with minimal restrictions. That said as mentioned it’s all about what you’re going to do with it. If I were buying a SXS strictly for trail riding in Utah, Idaho, etc I would probably lean towards a narrower trail oriented machine. If you have any intention of riding in the desert those machines will beat the hell out of you. For the desert a long travel wider machine is a must have. Compromises......
  7. PbdBlue

    Just got a 2007 KTM450exc

    You mentioned that it has had the valves adjusted multiple times. Some 2007 rfs motors had issues with the intake valves. Mine did. If you find that at the valve check the lash has gone to 0 or significantly changed and this occurs multiple times you may want to consider replacing the intake valves. I bought my bike used and it came with service reports from NCY indicating that they had adjusted the valves several times early in the bikes life. When I checked them they had gone to near zero again. Bike ran fine but I elected to pull the head and install Kibblewhite stainless steel intakes. Since then many thousands of miles by myself and the subsequent owner and the valves are still holding their adjustment.
  8. PbdBlue

    No Toil Filter Treatment

    That's interesting. About two weeks ago I had the opportunity to completely submerge my bike with the motor running. Like just the tip of the handlebar was above water. This was nice clean 34 degree mountain water. Once back on dry land I proceeded to pull the tank and spark plug since the cylinder was hydrolocked. Ran the starter for about 10 seconds to blow out the water. Put the spark plug and tank back. The bike fired right up and ran pretty clean. Did a visual inspection of the filter and it looked good and hadn't soaked up a bunch of water. Obviously water got through it to fill the cyllnder. I've been using Belray foam oil filter oil. Wonder if it would have been the same with NoToil? That said I generally use mineral spirits followed by orange citrus cleaner but I get a earfull from the missus everytime about the stink in the garage. Maybe it's time to switch. We've got lots of Oxyclean:)
  9. PbdBlue

    What size tank?

    I get what you're saying. Personally If just out doing a short ride the small tank is way fun. I've been running a 3 gal tank which generally gets me 130 - 160 miles. That's about as far as I feel like riding these days. I recently picked up a new fuel pump for the 3 gal and put the original in the stock 2.1 gal tank. Once desert season rolls around I can't wait to throw it on for the camping weekends where we tend to do multiple shorter loops instead of one long ride. With the quick disconnect on the fuel .line it's about a 15 minute swap.
  10. PbdBlue

    3 of My Friends Got the 790 Adventure R

    They've always been fair with me also.
  11. PbdBlue

    3 of My Friends Got the 790 Adventure R

    Before you go bashing Motoworld I woudn't take the 20k number seriously. Second hand info....
  12. PbdBlue

    XC4 fuel pumps- what I've discovered

    So my buddy ordered the screens and of course got the same one we did. Then through an email exchange they let him know that they now have the correct screen and would he like to exchange them. They arrived yesterday. The ones on the left are the new ones and the right is one of the original ones they sent. Looks promising. I need to call them tomorrow and figure out how to order them. The website still shows the old style.
  13. PbdBlue

    Baofengs UV5r becoming illegal *Buy Now*

    Just about every Chinese radio is non-compliant. It will be interesting to see if the ban will extend to all of them. Actually in researching further It appears the issue is that they are not part 95 compliant. Part 95 refers to frs band. The uv5-r is part 90 compliant but not part 95. My guess is that the mfrs will just block out the frs frequencies to get around the ban. Should be relatively easy to do in the firmware.
  14. I made a donation on May 15th. Forgot to post up.
  15. Excellent. Olympic National Park has been on my bucket list.