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Forum: Day Trippin' 12-12-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,279
Posted By Swarthy_Red_Beard
I went through on a bike in may. No worries. Mid...

I went through on a bike in may. No worries. Mid way up from the springs to the pass is a little tedious w rocks and sand but not hard. The biggest beotch is all the washboard north of eureka dunes....
Forum: Ride reports 11-19-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 10,106
Posted By Swarthy_Red_Beard
Not Trying To Lurk

Guess I should chime in. Killer Report Ben. Kind of Lame of me to leave the ride report to the guy with the full time job, but I don't think I would have done as good a writeup. Probably hit my...
Forum: Equipment 11-17-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 2,682
Views: 1,044,223
Posted By Swarthy_Red_Beard
This seems too good.

http://radiocristovive.com/toolboxes.php?id=new-ktm-60-piece-38-tool-box-set-kit-sx-exc-xc-sxf-sr-jr-00029098100-p-14104.html

Quick google search for this kit got me to this page. Anybody ever...
Forum: Thumpers 09-23-2013, 12:14 AM
Replies: 6,571
Views: 1,338,151
Posted By Swarthy_Red_Beard
+1 The backpack and/or giantloop starts to...

+1

The backpack and/or giantloop starts to get heavy real quick when fuel has to get distributed elsewhere.
Forum: Equipment 07-04-2013, 03:57 PM
Replies: 2,682
Views: 1,044,223
Posted By Swarthy_Red_Beard
Ok Guys, I've been lurking this thread from...

Ok Guys, I've been lurking this thread from around the time of its inception and have gone thru 3 fully functional tool kits/systems refining and fine tuning. My Hip pack has worn out to the point...
Forum: Racing 04-30-2013, 11:32 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 10,671
Posted By Swarthy_Red_Beard
I have used a syringe with a vinyl clear bit of...

I have used a syringe with a vinyl clear bit of hose to the zerk. pull the plunger out to create the vacuum as someone cracks open the bleeder. Late nite break in to a medical clinic should provide...
Forum: Thumpers 04-26-2013, 12:02 PM
Replies: 6,571
Views: 1,338,151
Posted By Swarthy_Red_Beard
I'd say call the manufacturer. Both Scotts and...

I'd say call the manufacturer. Both Scotts and GPR have really helpful guys that will point you in the right direction and make sure you have all the needed components. That's the route I would go....
Forum: Racing 04-24-2013, 10:12 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 10,671
Posted By Swarthy_Red_Beard
Good Luck my friends!!! Wish I could be there! ...

Good Luck my friends!!! Wish I could be there!

Kick ass down there! We're rooting for you!!:beer
Forum: Racing 04-22-2013, 11:47 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 10,671
Posted By Swarthy_Red_Beard
You guys are serious bad asses!

You guys are serious bad asses!
Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2013, 03:01 PM
Replies: 6,571
Views: 1,338,151
Posted By Swarthy_Red_Beard
Cool, Good to know. I've been trying to figure...

Cool, Good to know. I've been trying to figure out a nice trick like this to determine when to break down and live w/o my bike for a little while. Thanks for the good info guys.

-Matt
Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2013, 02:54 PM
Replies: 6,571
Views: 1,338,151
Posted By Swarthy_Red_Beard
oh, and I have somewhere in the ballpark of...

oh, and I have somewhere in the ballpark of around 250 hrs on the bike.
Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2013, 02:52 PM
Replies: 6,571
Views: 1,338,151
Posted By Swarthy_Red_Beard
So I just adjusted my valves again. I am a...

So I just adjusted my valves again. I am a little unclear as to the "number of turns remaining." I wish I took a pic of mine, but the top of the adjustor screw is just barely above the lock nut. I...
Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2013, 02:46 PM
Replies: 6,571
Views: 1,338,151
Posted By Swarthy_Red_Beard
Nice explanation. I love it when a justification...

Nice explanation. I love it when a justification to spend more money on my bike sounds so reasonable!
Forum: Racing 04-04-2013, 10:23 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 10,671
Posted By Swarthy_Red_Beard
Good stuff John!! Keep the pics coming for those...

Good stuff John!! Keep the pics coming for those of us living baja vicariously thru you guys!

-Matt
Forum: Thumpers 04-03-2013, 03:21 PM
Replies: 6,571
Views: 1,338,151
Posted By Swarthy_Red_Beard
That's $600 parts and labor plus shipping costs? ...

That's $600 parts and labor plus shipping costs? that doesn't seem too bad. I'm sure you can have Dave rack you up a nice big bill if you want more, but for a basic top end kit with ss valves, I...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-31-2013, 04:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,279
Posted By Swarthy_Red_Beard
Ya and it's always nice to find the weak points...

Ya and it's always nice to find the weak points on any system so they can be beefed up. In the process of collecting materials for some repairs and modifications. Will post a few pics when she's...
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2013, 06:26 PM
Replies: 6,571
Views: 1,338,151
Posted By Swarthy_Red_Beard
You're Stoked! If you want a challenge, head up...

You're Stoked! If you want a challenge, head up that snowflake mine road. If you are at the springs, look across the valley (down Bat Rock road) and a little left and you can see it switchback up...
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2013, 10:59 AM
Replies: 6,571
Views: 1,338,151
Posted By Swarthy_Red_Beard
Took the 525 out to Saline Valley in Death Valley...

Took the 525 out to Saline Valley in Death Valley National Park a couple weeks ago. Ben put up a Ride Report Here (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=872249).

Then Drove to Hollister...
Forum: Racing 03-23-2013, 10:26 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 10,671
Posted By Swarthy_Red_Beard
Right on Guys! Wish I could make it down...

Right on Guys!

Wish I could make it down there this year, but I'll be watching the action from afar and sending positive vibes in your direction! Looking like it's going to be a blast!
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-23-2013, 09:38 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,279
Posted By Swarthy_Red_Beard
What's happenin John! Dude, I was talking about...

What's happenin John! Dude, I was talking about how bad ass your trailer is for pretty much the whole drive out I think... Still thinking of copying the design someday. Not too sure if I'll make the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-22-2013, 06:51 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,279
Posted By Swarthy_Red_Beard
Eek Pretty sure this was on our way up to the snow...

Pretty sure this was on our way up to the snow flake mine. That road/trail made Lippencott feel like a super highway. Always fun to check out a sweet corner of the world for the first time!! Already...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-20-2013, 02:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,279
Posted By Swarthy_Red_Beard
Nicely done Ben! It's amazing how fast the...

Nicely done Ben! It's amazing how fast the details start to slowly fade. Glad you got on this. There's a pristine garage queen KTM out there waiting for you to snatch it up and abuse it nice and...
Forum: Thumpers 03-08-2013, 09:59 AM
Replies: 6,571
Views: 1,338,151
Posted By Swarthy_Red_Beard
Got a deal I couldn't pass up on some new wheels...

Got a deal I couldn't pass up on some new wheels and tires. Fun factor 10! can't wait to play this summer and really get the hang of these things. Dirt Mode going back on today for a Death Valley...
Forum: Thumpers 03-07-2013, 09:43 PM
Replies: 6,571
Views: 1,338,151
Posted By Swarthy_Red_Beard
Maybe I'm a little slow, but what seems to be the...

Maybe I'm a little slow, but what seems to be the problem with my vote to upgrade to the 06 parts? Known issues with the brittle '05 Intermediate gear are rectified by upgrading to a "cush" style...
Forum: Thumpers 03-07-2013, 04:17 PM
Replies: 6,571
Views: 1,338,151
Posted By Swarthy_Red_Beard
+1 ...

+1

http://ktmtalk.com/index.php?act=ST&f=7&t=139918

I got my dealer to get me the parts at cost + shipping.

I went with the 06 parts. Rattling marbles sound went away with the fix.
Forum: Racing 11-17-2012, 07:22 PM
Replies: 385
Views: 48,439
Posted By Swarthy_Red_Beard
Stoked! You guys rock! Way to go guys! Sorry I...

Stoked! You guys rock! Way to go guys! Sorry I missed the effort. You know I'd have been there if I could. Ride the wave !!

-Matt
Forum: Thumpers 11-08-2012, 12:06 PM
Replies: 6,571
Views: 1,338,151
Posted By Swarthy_Red_Beard
Here's the link for the intermediate gear fix...

Here's the link for the intermediate gear fix from ktmtalk.com. Might be worth a read in case you do find broken gears. The 06 parts are an upgrade but do require an new clutch cover or milling of...
Forum: Thumpers 11-08-2012, 11:51 AM
Replies: 6,571
Views: 1,338,151
Posted By Swarthy_Red_Beard
What year bike? I have an 05 so had to deal with...

What year bike? I have an 05 so had to deal with the intermediate gear issues from that year. Similar symptoms. Sounded like marbles rattling in a tin can when I hit the starter button. then the...
Forum: Racing 11-05-2012, 02:26 PM
Replies: 385
Views: 48,439
Posted By Swarthy_Red_Beard
Ya I noticed that in the article that mentioned...

Ya I noticed that in the article that mentioned all the teams racing for benefits and causes. Thought it was just a typo on the article...

Hope you guys are having a blast down there!!! wish I...
Forum: Thumpers 11-02-2012, 08:19 PM
Replies: 6,571
Views: 1,338,151
Posted By Swarthy_Red_Beard
Thanks for keeping us up on the diagnostics and...

Thanks for keeping us up on the diagnostics and solution. This is the type of thing that makes the internet awesome. I keep daily tabs on this thread and it has helped me more than once. Who knows...
Forum: Racing 10-28-2012, 12:03 AM
Replies: 385
Views: 48,439
Posted By Swarthy_Red_Beard
Good luck and have a great time down there guys!!...

Good luck and have a great time down there guys!! wish I could join ya this year. Have a taco for me.

Ride safe.

Matt
Forum: Racing 05-02-2012, 10:09 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 31,800
Posted By Swarthy_Red_Beard
Hell YA! Well done guys. Sorry I missed it.

Hell YA! Well done guys. Sorry I missed it.
Forum: Racing 04-28-2012, 03:54 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 31,800
Posted By Swarthy_Red_Beard
Spot tracker link?

Hey guys. Did the spot tracker info get posted so we can follow the boys down the peninsula? Wish i could be there but that would be the next best thing right?

-matt
Forum: Racing 04-01-2012, 03:06 AM
Replies: 301
Views: 31,800
Posted By Swarthy_Red_Beard
Hell ya John. Does she have a cng tank?

Hell ya John. Does she have a cng tank?
Forum: Racing 03-27-2012, 12:46 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 31,800
Posted By Swarthy_Red_Beard
Right on guys! Keepin up to date when i hit wifi...

Right on guys! Keepin up to date when i hit wifi here and there. So many sweet bikes in spain that my drool factor is up but definitely missing my steads. Good luck with the tear down and paint john....
Forum: Racing 03-19-2012, 02:26 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 31,800
Posted By Swarthy_Red_Beard
Stoked!

Right on john and allan! Definitely wish i could make it down there with you guys. Good luck with the build. I'll be checkin in and seein the progress from across the atlantic. Maybe i'll get a wild...
Forum: Vendors 09-14-2011, 02:09 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 9,602
Posted By Swarthy_Red_Beard
Thanks David. Appreciate it.

Thanks David. Appreciate it.
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2011, 12:44 PM
Replies: 6,571
Views: 1,338,151
Posted By Swarthy_Red_Beard
Do you already have the gpr stabilizer? If not,...

Do you already have the gpr stabilizer? If not, I would highly recommend a scotts. I had a gpr, and ended up getting convinced to buy a scotts. I was definitely surprised at the difference. That...
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2011, 02:17 PM
Replies: 6,571
Views: 1,338,151
Posted By Swarthy_Red_Beard
Sweet sight.

Fun site. Nerd factor 8.5. It only shows the 525 up to 7500 rpms. Is that the highest our bikes rev? Once I changed the settings to 130/100-18 tire, the top speed is just under 99mph. That's...
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2011, 08:48 PM
Replies: 6,571
Views: 1,338,151
Posted By Swarthy_Red_Beard
You thinking of going halogen or HID? I must...

You thinking of going halogen or HID? I must say, if you are planning of doing any amount of serious night riding, the HID is really nice. I've talked with guys that got the TrailTech halogen that...
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