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Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 06:51 AM
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Views: 217,225
Posted By big_sur
Very well could be; I have a habit from street...

Very well could be; I have a habit from street riding of always covering the brake which would support that. I'll be a little more cognizant of it next time and see what happens. Thanks!
Forum: Road warriors 03-30-2015, 10:14 PM
Replies: 1,762
Views: 217,225
Posted By big_sur
So it looks like I don't drop my shoulder on the...

So it looks like I don't drop my shoulder on the right handers as compared to the left...we'll get it figured out eventually, and have a lot of fun practicing in the meantime :D

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Forum: Road warriors 03-30-2015, 07:23 PM
Replies: 1,762
Views: 217,225
Posted By big_sur
No doubt, it's all about having fun. For what...

No doubt, it's all about having fun. For what it's worth, make sure you turn the ABS to off or supermoto mode. Leaving it in street will put you in the grass if you're braking reasonably hard....
Forum: Road warriors 03-30-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 1,762
Views: 217,225
Posted By big_sur
Another track day in the books yesterday. Bike...

Another track day in the books yesterday. Bike did well as usual, but I think I reverted back to improper form on right handers as I went through a brand new toe slider, but only on the right....
Forum: Road warriors 03-26-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 1,762
Views: 217,225
Posted By big_sur
Yeah, the trace sends texts and such when...

Yeah, the trace sends texts and such when movement is detected; it's different than the regular Spot (which is more of a Satellite 911) and more like lojack.
...
Forum: Road warriors 03-26-2015, 05:17 AM
Replies: 1,762
Views: 217,225
Posted By big_sur
Avoiding a 200m radius of NYC? [emoji1] I...

Avoiding a 200m radius of NYC? [emoji1]

I did get a Spot Trace as a gift one time, and it seemed to work well enough, but I ended up selling it on eBay as I just didn't see the need in my...
Forum: Road warriors 03-25-2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 1,762
Views: 217,225
Posted By big_sur
If anybody needs tires, $50 rebate on a set of...

If anybody needs tires, $50 rebate on a set of Q3's (http://d136nqpz68vrmx.cloudfront.net/marketing/promotion/dunlop-rebate-offer/images/2015_MarchAprilRebate_Final.pdf) right now.

Just threw on a...
Forum: Road warriors 01-30-2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 1,762
Views: 217,225
Posted By big_sur
I honestly have no idea, but KTM mirrors are...

I honestly have no idea, but KTM mirrors are generally exchangeable. I had 990 mirrors on my 690 for a while.

That said, the factory ones on the 1290 are some of the better mirrors I've ever had...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-29-2015, 09:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 297
Posted By big_sur
The NFS should get a Ghe-o Rescue

This thing is badass

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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-27-2015, 06:38 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,060
Posted By big_sur
Why not? I wouldn't mind a hot chocolate when I'm...

Why not? I wouldn't mind a hot chocolate when I'm over that way :lol3 Like I said before, I very rarely see people on the trails and don't see this whole "crowded" thing people complain about, nor do...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-26-2015, 08:11 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,554
Posted By big_sur
:wave

:wave
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-26-2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,060
Posted By big_sur
Yeah, Cottonwood pass is so hardcore. It's going...

Yeah, Cottonwood pass is so hardcore. It's going to be a huge loss. I've heard guys with lowered Porsches had to raise up their coilovers to get through. :rofl

Aside from the fact that it being...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-26-2015, 08:32 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,060
Posted By big_sur
Meh, whatever, I'm all for it. It's a boring ass...

Meh, whatever, I'm all for it. It's a boring ass road on a dirt bike, at least this will turn it into something interesting for a street bike. Expand your garage folks.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-26-2015, 08:05 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,554
Posted By big_sur
I suppose this will be nice for a lot of folks...

I suppose this will be nice for a lot of folks that don't get out much, but as someone who does a good amount of exploring the backcountry on a (plated) dirt bike, being able to ride 40 and under...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-05-2015, 10:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 544
Posted By big_sur
You may also want to take an AIARE avy 1 class...

You may also want to take an AIARE avy 1 class before you go if you want to ride in the backcountry. http://aiare.info/providers_list.php

You know about cornices...
Forum: Road warriors 01-05-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 1,762
Views: 217,225
Posted By big_sur
Yeah, I think for a sticky tire, it's either Q3's...

Yeah, I think for a sticky tire, it's either Q3's if you want the best bang for your buck or Super Corsa's if you want absolute performance, but the Pirelli's aren't very competitive from a price...
Forum: Road warriors 01-05-2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 1,762
Views: 217,225
Posted By big_sur
I just keep putting Q3's on mine but I like...

I just keep putting Q3's on mine but I like sticky tires because I don't have to swap for track days. I've heard good things about PR4's though.
Forum: Road warriors 01-04-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 1,762
Views: 217,225
Posted By big_sur
I would certainly question KTM's oil...

I would certainly question KTM's oil recommendations. They recommended every 3k on my 690 and I was changing it at 2k or every other track day and the piston did not look good after 12k miles....
Forum: Road warriors 01-04-2015, 06:49 AM
Replies: 1,762
Views: 217,225
Posted By big_sur
I think the new and fancy wore off so they're...

I think the new and fancy wore off so they're becoming what the old ones were; awesome niche bikes. I imagine the modding thing may also be true; I still haven't put even a slip-on on mine, though...
Forum: Thumpers 12-22-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 3,634
Views: 565,706
Posted By big_sur
Enduro engineering braces work

Enduro engineering braces work
Forum: Thumpers 12-12-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 3,634
Views: 565,706
Posted By big_sur
Or just fill out the questionnaire honestly... ...

Or just fill out the questionnaire honestly...
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Forum: Thumpers 12-12-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 3,634
Views: 565,706
Posted By big_sur
Get preload right first or everything else will...

Get preload right first or everything else will be in vain. Preload\sag is like 80% of getting your suspension right. You should be able to pick up a spanner at your local moto store\ktm dealer and...
Forum: Road warriors 12-09-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 1,762
Views: 217,225
Posted By big_sur
As an aside, might want to check your plate\put...

As an aside, might want to check your plate\put some vibration dampening on it if you have the KTM PP tail tidy or another metal one. I noticed today that my plate is cracked around the bolt on one...
Forum: Road warriors 12-09-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 1,762
Views: 217,225
Posted By big_sur
Exchange rates brah; the australian dollar is...

Exchange rates brah; the australian dollar is suckin it up against the euro.
Forum: Ride reports 12-08-2014, 11:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,979
Posted By big_sur
Alright, so it's gotten cold and I started...

Alright, so it's gotten cold and I started mapping. First draft of the route is 5,898 miles with about 21 days of riding, which gives me 9 days or so of exploring\relaxing. I feel like that's a...
Forum: Road warriors 12-08-2014, 05:04 AM
Replies: 1,762
Views: 217,225
Posted By big_sur
It's a little rough over 85 or so, but otherwise,...

It's a little rough over 85 or so, but otherwise, I found it to be pretty comfy on a quick 3 day, 1,400 mile trip. See sig for details.
Forum: Road warriors 12-06-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 1,762
Views: 217,225
Posted By big_sur
Just hit 6,000 miles yesterday, no problems yet :D

Just hit 6,000 miles yesterday, no problems yet :D
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-06-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 335
Posted By big_sur
Get some lights and do night rides...july is...

Get some lights and do night rides...july is unbearably hot. The rock heats up so you're getting cooked from below and above.

Other than that, this -...
Forum: Road warriors 12-05-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,489
Posted By big_sur
You do know that bikes like these weigh 400+lbs...

You do know that bikes like these weigh 400+lbs and have very little similarity to anything you'd ever want to get on a kart track with, right?

My 950SM made for a great bike for touring,...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-04-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,188
Posted By big_sur
I've left them for the trash guy in Denver city...

I've left them for the trash guy in Denver city just sitting next to the cans and they took them, though that has just been one tire at a time.
Forum: Road warriors 12-04-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 1,762
Views: 217,225
Posted By big_sur
I imagine it has to do with safety. Mine is still...

I imagine it has to do with safety. Mine is still tight, but I can't imagine anyone actually being able to feel 2-3mm play while riding and there haven't been any failures I've heard of so I kind of...
Forum: Road warriors 12-04-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 1,762
Views: 217,225
Posted By big_sur
Mind posting how much you sold it for? I'd be...

Mind posting how much you sold it for? I'd be curious to know how the used market is shaping up.
Forum: Road warriors 12-04-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 17,734
Posted By big_sur
I find this hard to believe. My 1290 pulls my...

I find this hard to believe. My 1290 pulls my friends RC8 many bike lengths in most situations below 130 mph. Maybe gearing here?
Forum: Road warriors 12-03-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 17,734
Posted By big_sur
It gets kind of silly at a point though because...

It gets kind of silly at a point though because it's like, well if you want something fast for the track, just get the super duke or RC16. The last SMR was already too big for a kart track, this one...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-03-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 908
Posted By big_sur
you might try this - http://www.wdsma.com/

you might try this - http://www.wdsma.com/
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-02-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 16,127
Views: 2,554,555
Posted By big_sur
Fully loaded '09 JKUR for sale - 35k miles ...

Fully loaded '09 JKUR for sale - 35k miles
http://images.craigslist.org/00101_duqWcqNQgeC_600x450.jpg

More info here; feel free to pm me with ?'s :...
Forum: Thumpers 12-01-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 3,634
Views: 565,706
Posted By big_sur
Yeah, it's probably my favorite place that I've...

Yeah, it's probably my favorite place that I've ridden so far. Having all that traction lets you do some trial-sy things that my skill level doesn't normally allow.
Forum: Equipment 12-01-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,772
Posted By big_sur
I've crashed in some cordura pants and they held...

I've crashed in some cordura pants and they held up really well, even on rough double shot treated road.

I think less important than the fabric is the intended use. Sure, carhartts are tough, but...
Forum: Equipment 12-01-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 25,355
Posted By big_sur
Thanks, that's helpful :beer

Thanks, that's helpful :beer
Forum: Equipment 11-30-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 25,355
Posted By big_sur
So I'm starting to think about tires for a cross...

So I'm starting to think about tires for a cross country trip next year and I've basically got it down to running Q3's and making a pit stop to change tires or possibly getting a set of PR4's.
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