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Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 22,379
Posted By Para504
+10... My 690e was very good about maintaining...

+10... My 690e was very good about maintaining the oil level. I also like the comment about the 2-strokes :D...

The comment from your dealer was BS; probably a default answer to whoever and...
Forum: Thumpers 01-10-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 680
Views: 212,717
Posted By Para504
Nope, the 690 SMC and 690 enduro share most...

Nope, the 690 SMC and 690 enduro share most components (including tank). The SMR is a different frame & tank, and is not interchangeable to my knowledge.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-28-2013, 07:58 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,340
Posted By Para504
Grrr... Found out I have to work Friday. Wish...

Grrr... Found out I have to work Friday. Wish I was riding instead. Have a good one guys & I'll see you next season.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-23-2013, 05:52 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,340
Posted By Para504
:rofl

:rofl
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-23-2013, 05:04 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,340
Posted By Para504
LOL - you always put on a good ride. Sorry...

LOL - you always put on a good ride. Sorry about being MIA...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-23-2013, 03:41 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,340
Posted By Para504
Hi Henry, If I'm not working, I'll try to...

Hi Henry,

If I'm not working, I'll try to make it. I'll let you know one way or the other.

Cheers,
Scott
Forum: Vendors 08-20-2012, 08:38 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,559
Posted By Para504
PM sent...

PM sent...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-11-2012, 12:29 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,762
Posted By Para504
Excellent ride, Henry thanks for pulling this...

Excellent ride, Henry thanks for pulling this together! It was great meeting everyone and getting out for a great scenic ride. I'm only bummed out about missing the BBQ at the end!

Klroverland,...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-09-2012, 01:59 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,762
Posted By Para504
Hi guys, Looks like I'll throw my hat in...

Hi guys,

Looks like I'll throw my hat in the ring! Sorry I've been a ghost of late... Thinking about taking my 950 with scorpions. If needed, I'll go smaller with knobbies... Looking...
Forum: Thumpers 10-13-2011, 02:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,803
Posted By Para504
No, that laundry list of repairs/maintenance was...

No, that laundry list of repairs/maintenance was from the Husky (TE610)...

I've owned a KTM 640Adv, 690E, and have ridden TE610's plenty of times. The DR less so. I have found the KTM to be very...
Forum: Thumpers 10-03-2011, 09:53 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 47,235
Posted By Para504
Its a pretty versatile bike, and I wouldn't...

Its a pretty versatile bike, and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it as a all-rounder DS bike (with a definite dirt bias). If its a consideration, its a taller bike, so dont plan on flat footing it...
Forum: Thumpers 09-01-2011, 09:25 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,230
Posted By Para504
+1

+1
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-31-2011, 06:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,094
Posted By Para504
Hi all, It was great meeting you guys & it...

Hi all,

It was great meeting you guys & it was a fun ride as well! The crypt was cool; I've been by that section a few times in the past but didn't realize it was there...

Give me a shout if...
Forum: Vendors 03-24-2011, 05:20 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 44,368
Posted By Para504
Here's the Lynx on a 690e ('08 model), from 5'11"...

Here's the Lynx on a 690e ('08 model), from 5'11" rider's perspective... The '08 computer/Tach fits well. I could have mounted it higher, but this works with my riser for GPS & routesheet setup.
...
Forum: Vendors 02-10-2011, 02:20 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 44,368
Posted By Para504
You may want to try KTMtwins.com for the bracket;...

You may want to try KTMtwins.com for the bracket; they are in Cali, and carry some of the R-R stuff.
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2011, 09:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,913
Posted By Para504
+1...

+1...
Forum: Thumpers 01-15-2011, 06:36 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,628
Posted By Para504
Look at the sources of those rumors... A lot of...

Look at the sources of those rumors... A lot of guys would persit the "quality" rumors have never owned a KTM, and more than a few are comparing old air-cooled recreational bikes to the modern 4-s...
Forum: Thumpers 01-14-2011, 10:04 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,628
Posted By Para504
For your elevation and riding preference, I'm...

For your elevation and riding preference, I'm thinking it would really hard to go wrong with a 300EXC. You'll benefit from the extra umpf at altitude. They are versatile enough I ride one at sea...
Forum: Vendors 01-14-2011, 09:18 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 44,368
Posted By Para504
Very nicely done Ian! Looks like a great match...

Very nicely done Ian! Looks like a great match for the 690 & wish I had it for the TAT...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-08-2011, 12:33 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,318
Posted By Para504
+1 :thumb

+1 :thumb
Forum: Thumpers 01-07-2011, 01:25 PM
Replies: 1,803
Views: 168,244
Posted By Para504
Its really how the motor is setup to deliver the...

Its really how the motor is setup to deliver the power - what you probably felt was the MX style setup. The KTM 2-s cross country bikes actually have a pretty wide range of mild to wild in how you...
Forum: Equipment 12-29-2010, 01:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,890
Posted By Para504
I've been using the Valdez for about 2 years,...

I've been using the Valdez for about 2 years, with a pressure suit under it. Combined expense is only half of the cost of the Adventure jacket. If I had money to burn then, yeah the Adventure...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-26-2010, 05:39 PM
Replies: 11,298
Views: 632,239
Posted By Para504
I'm pretty sure the new Beta's have Beta-created...

I'm pretty sure the new Beta's have Beta-created motors now (vs the "transition" years with the old RFS engines).
Forum: Thumpers 12-23-2010, 12:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 515
Posted By Para504
As I recall they implied this test bike had a...

As I recall they implied this test bike had a questionable past (i.e. thrashed...). I wouldn't sweat it any more than any other bike.
Forum: Thumpers 12-23-2010, 12:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 945
Posted By Para504
Not sure on the current EXC's, but I needed to...

Not sure on the current EXC's, but I needed to epoxy the magnet to the rotor on my 690enduro. Apparently the 690's sensor was picking up the bolt heads, not a magnet (I think the older EXC's may have...
Forum: Ride reports 12-07-2010, 06:48 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 78,616
Posted By Para504
95% are pretty obvious - but some aren't... I...

95% are pretty obvious - but some aren't... I remember one or two that were nasty surprises waiting to happen (If you are ripping it up making good time). Also, some of the farmers maintanence on the...
Forum: New Zealand 11-30-2010, 09:28 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 52,852
Posted By Para504
+1 on RBott's riser / damper mount. Check out...

+1 on RBott's riser / damper mount. Check out the vendor section...
Forum: Thumpers 10-07-2010, 09:41 AM
Replies: 680
Views: 212,717
Posted By Para504
I have a Renazco seat +1" (not made specific to...

I have a Renazco seat +1" (not made specific to the safari tank). I ended up removing the front seat mount, as the safari will act as the front retainer. Lift up the tank where the seat goes under...
Forum: Thumpers 09-27-2010, 10:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,184
Posted By Para504
LOL - ain't that the truth! :lol3

LOL - ain't that the truth! :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 09-27-2010, 10:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,184
Posted By Para504
It seems the 400's can be somewhat tough to come...

It seems the 400's can be somewhat tough to come by; I believe they tend to be a bit more regional in their sales (they are popular in areas with tight trails like New England). Depending on the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-26-2010, 09:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,340
Posted By Para504
offroad shootout between them: ...

offroad shootout between them:
http://www.dirtrider.com/reviews/dirt_bike/141_0905_2009_450_offroad_shootout/index.html

2010 G450x (improved results):...
Forum: Thumpers 09-26-2010, 08:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,184
Posted By Para504
Plenty of decent bikes, and I think you are on...

Plenty of decent bikes, and I think you are on the right track of going with something lighter to learn dirt riding skills. IMO a heavy bike is a tough way to learn - very heavy to pick up, easier to...
Forum: Thumpers 09-07-2010, 04:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,895
Posted By Para504
If you're riding on the street, you'll definitely...

If you're riding on the street, you'll definitely want to rebalance after adding rimlocks. Motion Pro came out with some light & nice looking ones (less counterweight for the rebalancing).

(the...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-27-2010, 07:26 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 20,597
Posted By Para504
I've been running the Euro reflector with the...

I've been running the Euro reflector with the HID50.com 35w low beam and 50w high beam for several years on my 950A. No problems and all, provides very good lighting, and I don't get flashed when...
Forum: Thumpers 08-16-2010, 06:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 548
Posted By Para504
You can trim the seat foam, raise the forks in...

You can trim the seat foam, raise the forks in the triple clamps, and probably get an aftermarket lowering link for the shock. Depending on the bike, you may have the opportunity for a professional...
Forum: Thumpers 08-16-2010, 02:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 548
Posted By Para504
I suspect it would depend on the model of 250....

I suspect it would depend on the model of 250. The WR250R does well for what you describe. My riding buddy has one and has been very happy with it as a general dualsport; not "hardcore" trail...
Forum: Thumpers 08-10-2010, 11:26 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 78,464
Posted By Para504
silly question, but do you bleed the air out of...

silly question, but do you bleed the air out of the forks regularly and if yes, have you checked the oil level in the forks? That said, the 690's (at least the "e" model) has much stiffer springs...
Forum: Thumpers 08-09-2010, 08:17 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 39,074
Posted By Para504
+1 on the fairing... For those who like...

+1 on the fairing... For those who like naked/trail bikes; good for ya - definitely some positives being setup that way, but for this class of bike, having a fairing option has a lot of merit as...
Forum: Thumpers 08-09-2010, 08:00 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 39,074
Posted By Para504
Someone looked into replacement gearsets before...

Someone looked into replacement gearsets before for the 690 - it was seriously cost prohibitive. IMO, the stock gearing is OK; you ride it with more rev's than the 640, but no biggie - the new motor...
Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2010, 01:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,688
Posted By Para504
+1 Dunlop 606...

+1

Dunlop 606...
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