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Forum: The Garage 12-24-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,252
Posted By RideFreak
Hardly, tear open almost any modern electrical...

Hardly, tear open almost any modern electrical harness including items that sit out in the weather 24/365 like generators & pump stations. From a reliability standpoint a properly executed crimp is...
Forum: Thumpers 12-24-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,332
Posted By RideFreak
You guys crack me up :rofl

You guys crack me up :rofl
Forum: Thumpers 12-24-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 13,057
Views: 672,194
Posted By RideFreak
yeah I could ride all that on a wizzer but why?...

yeah I could ride all that on a wizzer but why? It'd be almost as bad as riding one for 1000mi in 24hrs. :lol3
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-24-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,665
Posted By RideFreak
Who are you, I used to know an AtomicXRer, did...

Who are you, I used to know an AtomicXRer, did you assimilate him? :evil
Forum: Thumpers 12-24-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 13,057
Views: 672,194
Posted By RideFreak
On the Pipe

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Forum: Thumpers 12-24-2014, 05:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,649
Posted By RideFreak
The span is the same but it's spread over 6...

The span is the same but it's spread over 6 gears, helps keep the bike from falling off the pipe in the upper gears. It doesn't give you a wider ratio though,
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-23-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 12,452
Views: 1,631,765
Posted By RideFreak
Years ago at a shop I worked at we sold a...

Years ago at a shop I worked at we sold a boatload of Puch mopeds to the drunks who lost their license. We could never get those guys to call it anything but a Pooch :ear not surprising considering...
Forum: Thumpers 12-23-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,649
Posted By RideFreak
We ride the desert in the summer here, lots of...

We ride the desert in the summer here, lots of florida like sugar sand with big hills thrown in, ambient temps peak around 100F. I run a higher pressure cap (1.8bar) and a fan, it only comes on...
Forum: Thumpers 12-23-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 13,057
Views: 672,194
Posted By RideFreak
In Utah it's possible to be allot further than...

In Utah it's possible to be allot further than that from a cell signal, that's a typical DS ride for us.

Here's some knarl, it's not the 500 but it's the right tool for the job. A civic...
Forum: Thumpers 12-23-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 13,057
Views: 672,194
Posted By RideFreak
That vid depicts the quality, it's not demanding...

That vid depicts the quality, it's not demanding on the KTMs at all. But 700miles of that DS ride is much more demanding and far more rewarding than droning down the highway for 1000 miles. My hats...
Forum: Thumpers 12-23-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 13,057
Views: 672,194
Posted By RideFreak
It is relaxing, we rip it up when we're not 50 mi...

It is relaxing, we rip it up when we're not 50 mi from a cell signal, that was a DS ride, the trucks were 300 mi away. As for driving the civic through there it's not happening unless you got a...
Forum: Thumpers 12-22-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 13,057
Views: 672,194
Posted By RideFreak
For most of us, it's about quality not quantity. ...

For most of us, it's about quality not quantity. Never got the iron man thing anyway, especially on a wizzer @ 65mph, wake me up when it's over :bore

The rides I do are much more demanding on...
Forum: Thumpers 12-21-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 13,057
Views: 672,194
Posted By RideFreak
The need for HP for allot of riders relates to...

The need for HP for allot of riders relates to the extra torque, me included. I'm not real interested in peak HP except how it relates to torque. I'm far more interested in coming out of a corner or...
Forum: Thumpers 12-21-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 537
Posted By RideFreak
I understand totally. The reliability comments...

I understand totally. The reliability comments IRT the KTMs seem to be a common theme around here. We ride very remote areas (sometimes punishing) on the bikes and they hold up fine, it's not a...
Forum: Vendors 12-21-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,300
Posted By RideFreak
DSA, I'm interested in trying out the Desert HT...

DSA, I'm interested in trying out the Desert HT tire, how do the sizes compare with other brands? I'm looking for something to put on the back of my KTM500.
Forum: Thumpers 12-21-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 785
Posted By RideFreak
If that doesn't work and before you get out the...

If that doesn't work and before you get out the sawsall weld a 2' slide hammer to the swingarm bolt. Hammering the thread end (even with the nut on) will mushroom the bolt almost guaranteeing the...
Forum: Thumpers 12-21-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 13,057
Views: 672,194
Posted By RideFreak
I'm surprised your helmet still fit :lol3

I'm surprised your helmet still fit :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 12-21-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 13,057
Views: 672,194
Posted By RideFreak
I completely agree, putting your hand out is the...

I completely agree, putting your hand out is the worst thing. At 54 the processor in my brain has deteriorated to 386 power from too much fun back in the '70s & 80s :lol3. It's tough to process that...
Forum: Thumpers 12-21-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 537
Posted By RideFreak
You really need to ride both, that will answer...

You really need to ride both, that will answer you question.




IRT the KTMs reliability, you'll be hard pressed to find more failures with that machine than the WRR, it's extremely reliable....
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,329
Posted By RideFreak
Buy Both :D ...

Buy Both :D

http://ridefreak.smugmug.com/Other/KTM525/i-NKVK6qZ/0/L/IMG_20130729_163423_144-L.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 13,057
Views: 672,194
Posted By RideFreak
The resolution is too high for my monitor :lol3

The resolution is too high for my monitor :lol3
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-20-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 954
Posted By RideFreak
I'd contact GPS Kevin...

I'd contact GPS Kevin (https://sites.google.com/site/gpskevin/adventurerides), he's got some rides across southern UT from over by St. George that is exactly what you're looking for. (difficult &...
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 13,057
Views: 672,194
Posted By RideFreak
I took my 500 down to the DMV Thursday so my...

I took my 500 down to the DMV Thursday so my cousin could take his MC test on a smaller bike, he's got a FJR. 2 riders in front of him. First guy in a 1800 cruiser failed the S weave through the...
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 13,057
Views: 672,194
Posted By RideFreak
Guilty (http://youtu.be/4qKLi3u8NX8)! 300 yards...

Guilty (http://youtu.be/4qKLi3u8NX8)! 300 yards from the truck after a day of riding, broke my thumb. No riding for 5mos :cry



Damn, some of those hurt just to watch. I got lots of our...
Forum: Thumpers 12-19-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 13,057
Views: 672,194
Posted By RideFreak
About 4 min into this...

About 4 min into this (http://youtu.be/LjeMH6uNWiU?list=UU6fss8fQ-uFIAdCSj2HQrqA) I almost needed some rehab, a somewhat unforgiving trail :cry

Who's got the honors of the 13,000th post?
Forum: Thumpers 12-19-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 7,855
Views: 1,642,384
Posted By RideFreak
I actually prefer the 300 out there (Yardsticks...

I actually prefer the 300 out there (Yardsticks old bike :D) tough bike to beat for riding the Dez (http://youtu.be/GAYrGwdyvFU?list=UU6fss8fQ-uFIAdCSj2HQrqA)
Forum: Thumpers 12-19-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 7,855
Views: 1,642,384
Posted By RideFreak
This...

This (http://youtu.be/zZcWA4iFl2U?list=UU6fss8fQ-uFIAdCSj2HQrqA) is one of our rides, plenty of clutch abuse. Same stuff, big hills etc plus some big rides in Ut, zero issues, clutch is 100% stock...
Forum: Thumpers 12-19-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 7,855
Views: 1,642,384
Posted By RideFreak
You've definitely got something going on with...

You've definitely got something going on with your motor, the basket is steel, they're pretty hard to tear up, I'd be surprised if it didn't outlast most of the rest of the motor. The plates should...
Forum: Thumpers 12-19-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 7,855
Views: 1,642,384
Posted By RideFreak
I also replaced the Belville spring with the...

I also replaced the Belville spring with the heavier one, double clutches felt a little soft compared to my other bikes. I don't run a recluse though. With the heavier spring and the steel basket...
Forum: Thumpers 12-18-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 7,855
Views: 1,642,384
Posted By RideFreak
Agreed! what else is there to do when you're...

Agreed! what else is there to do when you're stuck at work with nothing to do.
Forum: Thumpers 12-18-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 7,855
Views: 1,642,384
Posted By RideFreak
Tony, you should be a lawyer :D

Tony, you should be a lawyer :D
Forum: Thumpers 12-18-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 13,057
Views: 672,194
Posted By RideFreak
Time for a little riding :D Conditions...

Time for a little riding :D

Conditions sucked, the back tire is shot, sand was really wet, heck I couldn't even make one of the hills and I usually own them. Plus it was about 40 outside and...
Forum: Equipment 12-18-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,008
Posted By RideFreak
Here's my first real test of the Hero 4. I shot...

Here's my first real test of the Hero 4. I shot this at 4:3 1440/80fps to get more of the handlebars in the picture then the typical 1080. This requires another step during editing where you...
Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 7,855
Views: 1,642,384
Posted By RideFreak
The removable rubber boot at the bottom of the...

The removable rubber boot at the bottom of the cap does seal up to the porcelain and tends to stick to the same. If it didn't the cap wouldn't seal out water. My last 4 KTMs and my Hondas had the...
Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 3,069
Views: 462,689
Posted By RideFreak
We're going in Feb :evil I'm good with just...

We're going in Feb :evil

I'm good with just lookin at it. My buddies walked it, the off camber is pretty significant and it's a looong way down.
...
Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 7,855
Views: 1,642,384
Posted By RideFreak
Right, just a thin layer of non conductive...

Right, just a thin layer of non conductive lubricant on the white porcelain to keep the rubber seal from the cap from sticking on the plug. I hate fighting a stubborn plug cap. The grease allows you...
Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 7,855
Views: 1,642,384
Posted By RideFreak
Old mechanics trick: I hate the sticking plug...

Old mechanics trick: I hate the sticking plug caps so I dab a little dielectric grease on the plug's porcelain when I install it. The cap comes off pretty easy after that.
Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,649
Posted By RideFreak
Don't get me wrong, the 500 is a great bike but...

Don't get me wrong, the 500 is a great bike but I'm a point & shoot kinda rider and once you get used to the bikes weight it's hard to get real comfortable on anything heavier. It's got to be one of...
Forum: Thumpers 12-16-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,649
Posted By RideFreak
The power (http://youtu.be/Pf-PDmwkLjs) isn't an...

The power (http://youtu.be/Pf-PDmwkLjs) isn't an issue, controlling it might be :D
Forum: Thumpers 12-16-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 7,855
Views: 1,642,384
Posted By RideFreak
I blow out the plug area with compressed air...

I blow out the plug area with compressed air before pulling it, there's good chance there's grit & sand around the plug.
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