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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-09-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 1,034
Views: 491,516
Posted By FamilyRider
San Rafael Swell

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ghVZsnaWtz4/U74KBlKJ_UI/AAAAAAAAUOM/MWD8_75KP_s/w798-h370-no/Dee+San+Rafael+Pano.jpg
Forum: Equipment 07-07-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 798
Posted By FamilyRider
smaller KTM

Having a pre-cut kit would be nice. I installed my own 3M protective film where my adventure luggage mounts on my KTM 350. By far the hardest part was getting it cut to fit. I trimmed multiple...
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 2,028
Views: 298,338
Posted By FamilyRider
I think some of the spec confusion is also...

I think some of the spec confusion is also related to the XCF-W. It is easy to add the lighting to make the XCF-W street legal, and it is easy to modify the EXC to more dirt oriented. So both bikes...
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 2,028
Views: 298,338
Posted By FamilyRider
A common cause of hard cold starts is having the...

A common cause of hard cold starts is having the idle set too low. The spec is up around 2000 rpm, which is higher than normal. I ran my battery dead on my first outing until I learned this. Now I...
Forum: Equipment 07-01-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 5,933
Views: 2,363,401
Posted By FamilyRider
My bike is not designed for carrying a passenger,...

My bike is not designed for carrying a passenger, and there is not a lot of room between the Coyote bag and the tank bag. But if you put this setup on a bike that was designed to carry two people,...
Forum: Equipment 06-30-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 5,933
Views: 2,363,401
Posted By FamilyRider
I already installed D-rings and they help a lot. ...

I already installed D-rings and they help a lot. It is really hard to cinch down the straps without D-rings because they just slide up between the plastics. But the subframe bars don't go down at...
Forum: Equipment 06-29-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 5,933
Views: 2,363,401
Posted By FamilyRider
My first adventure ride...

After a great deal of research in these forums, I finally survived my first 3-day adventure ride in the Uinta Mountains in Utah. This was a test run to see if my luggage would work and, as an old...
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 2,028
Views: 298,338
Posted By FamilyRider
+1 I also like the wider platform. More...

+1

I also like the wider platform. More comfortable and secure feeling. Mounted in the low position. The instructions tell you how to mount it either way.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-14-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 994
Posted By FamilyRider
Thanks! I will send you a PM when it gets closer...

Thanks! I will send you a PM when it gets closer to Sept to make arrangements.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-13-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 994
Posted By FamilyRider
I appreciate all of the input on parking options....

I appreciate all of the input on parking options. I am basically using Google Earth to search for possible locations, so having "real" knowledge of the area is very helpful.

Our current plan is...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-12-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 994
Posted By FamilyRider
I am not feeling very comfortable about any of...

I am not feeling very comfortable about any of vehicle parking options near Ridgway. Where do most people park when they spend multiple days out on the trail? Are there trailheads near Ouray or...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-12-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 994
Posted By FamilyRider
Speaking of these two trails, we are planning a...

Speaking of these two trails, we are planning a 5-day trip for early Sept and want to include these trails on our first and last days, with the middle days on the big passes.

Does anyone know of a...
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 2,028
Views: 298,338
Posted By FamilyRider
I am not positive, but I think that connector is...

I am not positive, but I think that connector is for the option Trip Master switch: http://shop.ktm.com/us_en/powerparts/handlebar-instruments-electric/instruments-electric/tripmaster-switch.html
...
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 2,028
Views: 298,338
Posted By FamilyRider
Andrew describes the differences well. The main...

Andrew describes the differences well. The main thing I notice is that in wild my rear wheel spins slightly when shifting and accelerating. On mild it doesn't. I never use standard.

My kids...
Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 2,028
Views: 298,338
Posted By FamilyRider
I use that switch, and I think it is working...

I use that switch, and I think it is working fine. If you have an ohm meter, it would be easy to test:

Mild = 15k ohms
Standard = open
Wild = 6.8k ohms
Forum: Thumpers 05-27-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 2,028
Views: 298,338
Posted By FamilyRider
Yes - it is the gripper top and carbon sides.

Yes - it is the gripper top and carbon sides.
Forum: Thumpers 05-25-2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 2,028
Views: 298,338
Posted By FamilyRider
Yes, it fits fine with the fan. The only fit...

Yes, it fits fine with the fan. The only fit issue is the thermostat, so I am going to remove it and install a bypass set of hoses.
Forum: Equipment 05-24-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 574
Posted By FamilyRider
Nice review. I also tried the Explorer...

Nice review.

I also tried the Explorer Lite tank bag, but I found it too large for my smaller dirt bikes (KTM 350). It came back too far, especially if I had gear on the back, so my cockpit...
Forum: Thumpers 05-24-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 2,028
Views: 298,338
Posted By FamilyRider
Carrying luggage

I have been preparing to do my first multi-day adventure ride, so I have been experimenting with luggage and ways to mount it. If you are interested, you can see my lessons learned so far on my...
Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 2,028
Views: 298,338
Posted By FamilyRider
Mine was really hard to start until I got the...

Mine was really hard to start until I got the idle set properly. The spec calls for a fairly high idle speed. Now I seldom have to pull the 'fast idle' knob (some call the choke). A lithium...
Forum: Thumpers 05-15-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 2,028
Views: 298,338
Posted By FamilyRider
I like Fastway hand guards. They mount to the...

I like Fastway hand guards. They mount to the bar clamps, so they don't add any clutter to the bars and I think they are stronger this way.
...
Forum: Equipment 05-13-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 5,933
Views: 2,363,401
Posted By FamilyRider
I would love to hear how you like the Seat...

I would love to hear how you like the Seat Concepts seat. I put one on my DRZ400 (which I just sold), and it gave a much cushier ride. I was wondering how it would be on the KTMs.

I picked up...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-12-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,033
Posted By FamilyRider
Nice! I am prepping for my first overnight...

Nice!

I am prepping for my first overnight test on my KTM 350. I have done a few trial packings in the garage, and found my stuff is way too big. I am trying to downsize and alter the way I...
Forum: Equipment 05-12-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 647
Posted By FamilyRider
I use one of these for my BA pad. So far it...

I use one of these for my BA pad. So far it seems to work okay. There may be smaller and better units out there, but this was cheap.
...
Forum: Equipment 05-12-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 5,933
Views: 2,363,401
Posted By FamilyRider
Impressively small setup. I like it. I just...

Impressively small setup. I like it. I just bought the Wolfman E-12 saddle bags, but I don't have small enough gear to go as small as you. You have inspired me!

How do you like the ATV seat...
Forum: Equipment 05-07-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 819
Posted By FamilyRider
I am very happy with my long Lost Ranger bag. I...

I am very happy with my long Lost Ranger bag. I first tried a standard compression bag, which makes it about the size of a soccer ball. It wouldn't fit in my Coyote bag, so I switched to an Exped...
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 2,028
Views: 298,338
Posted By FamilyRider
Another tip for making the fuel cap easier to...

Another tip for making the fuel cap easier to remove - put a thin layer of grease on the rubber seal periodically. Makes a world of difference.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-28-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 5,126
Views: 268,292
Posted By FamilyRider
You got it. I think it is at the junction with...

You got it. I think it is at the junction with Upper Little Wild Horse. Or it might be Horse Valley. Can't remember for sure, but you can see the trail marker in the photo.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-27-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 346
Posted By FamilyRider
It sounds like you have similar tastes in trails...

It sounds like you have similar tastes in trails as me. You might check out my family blog - I have lots of trip reports covering most of the state of Utah.
...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-27-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 5,126
Views: 268,292
Posted By FamilyRider
Name the trail. ...

Name the trail.

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-yggGD8LHs1s/R-xIy2elm5I/AAAAAAAACkc/M2kDNgNdGJA/w878-h659-no/IMG_9344.jpg

Hint: the rock the boys are standing on is now broken.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-27-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 5,126
Views: 268,292
Posted By FamilyRider
Dee's Pass

Dee's Pass
Forum: Equipment 04-25-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,757
Posted By FamilyRider
My system had similar failures. I replaced a PTT...

My system had similar failures. I replaced a PTT thinking that would fix it. It turns out that the weight of the cable coming out of the radio would pull on the radio plug just enough to cause a...
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 2,028
Views: 298,338
Posted By FamilyRider
skid plate

I am pretty happy with the TM Designs plastic skid plate. It is really thick plastic and it offers better protection than the KTM quick release plate. But it is harder to remove and install than...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-08-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,107
Posted By FamilyRider
I have a friend that says he would rather take...

I have a friend that says he would rather take his KTM 640 than his dirt bike on the WRT. And I have seen several YouTube videos of big bikes like the GS1200. Some on big bikes struggle in a few...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-31-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 5,126
Views: 268,292
Posted By FamilyRider
Notam Bottom

Notam Bottom
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-31-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 5,126
Views: 268,292
Posted By FamilyRider
The Burr Trail?

The Burr Trail?
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-27-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,608
Posted By FamilyRider
I run 18-20 lbs when riding pavement, but down...

I run 18-20 lbs when riding pavement, but down around 14 psi for off road (at least with tubes). I have now switched to TUbliss inserts, so I run at about 10 psi. When using the MT43 trials rear...
Forum: Equipment 03-27-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,757
Posted By FamilyRider
I use radios and headsets so my family can talk...

I use radios and headsets so my family can talk while we ride. I started with cheap stuff, but had tons of technical issues. I finally upgraded to Rugged Radios gear. Kind of pricey, but it works...
Forum: Equipment 03-27-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 993
Posted By FamilyRider
+1 I am very happy with the Leatt Dual Axis...

+1 I am very happy with the Leatt Dual Axis knee guard. I like having some plastic covering the knee cap and I like the hinged support that gives some lateral support.

I also like the 3DF elbow...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-26-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,608
Posted By FamilyRider
Great report and excellent photographs! I am...

Great report and excellent photographs! I am hoping to do the White Rim sometime this spring. It has been on my 'to do' list for years.

Fins-N-Things is one of my favorite trails, but it was...
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