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Forum: Equipment 06-24-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 377
Views: 50,869
Posted By KTM Mike
Downs - thanks for the video review! Very...

Downs - thanks for the video review! Very helpful. I have been sitting on the fence if I should replace my current 804 prior to my upcoming trip. Your review has me nudged a bit towards keeping...
Forum: Equipment 06-16-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 377
Views: 50,869
Posted By KTM Mike
Benly - I suspect your front measurement was OK...

Benly - I suspect your front measurement was OK when new. I took a very close look at my front with 1100 miles on it. I can still see (barely) a slight nubbin where the little wiskers used stick off...
Forum: Equipment 06-15-2015, 09:01 PM
Replies: 377
Views: 50,869
Posted By KTM Mike
Thanks Benly! That is exactly what I was looking...

Thanks Benly! That is exactly what I was looking for! I now have 1100 miles on my 804 (I have a Mitas E07 on the rear). It measures out at the least a bit over 7 mm, and nearly 7.5 best...
Forum: Equipment 06-13-2015, 07:53 PM
Replies: 377
Views: 50,869
Posted By KTM Mike
Has anyone happened to measure the tread depth of...

Has anyone happened to measure the tread depth of a new 804 front? I want to compare to my current depth so I can get a better idea of predicted longevity. I wish I had remembered to measure mine...
Forum: Equipment 06-09-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 377
Views: 50,869
Posted By KTM Mike
Brad - do you have an 804 up front? If so - how...

Brad - do you have an 804 up front? If so - how is it holding up? Can you post pics of it?
Forum: Equipment 06-08-2015, 07:16 PM
Replies: 377
Views: 50,869
Posted By KTM Mike
I have a similar question as birdie xx did.... ...

I have a similar question as birdie xx did....

I have a 804 up front, E07 rear. Liking that combo. At around 1000 miles on the 804, showing little wear. In a few weeks, I will be leaving on a...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-06-2015, 06:53 AM
Replies: 4,877
Views: 833,606
Posted By KTM Mike
Weekend Warrior Toyhauler for sale

Hey guys -

In case any of you in the region are looking for a good toyhauler, I have one for sale. 2006 Weekend Warrior FSC2800. Very nice unit. Absolutely everything works as it should. ...
Forum: Equipment 06-01-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,828
Posted By KTM Mike
Looks like I will be buying a DOT sticker. I...

Looks like I will be buying a DOT sticker. I ever so slightly modified the cheek pad - it now fits perfect! I did a 50 mile test ride with it and found the helmet rather quiet - better than my...
Forum: Equipment 05-29-2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,828
Posted By KTM Mike
I have a brand spanking new S5 sitting right here...

I have a brand spanking new S5 sitting right here - the chin vent DOES close!

If I cant find thinner cheek pads my S5 will be up for sale - never ridden in.
Forum: Equipment 05-28-2015, 06:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,828
Posted By KTM Mike
I just bought one of these. Based on size chart...

I just bought one of these. Based on size chart I was on the fringe of Medium vs Large - went with Large. I guess my head shape is round(er) than this helmet. Pressure on side around ears. is...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-26-2015, 06:55 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,686
Posted By KTM Mike
Motodutch - great riding with you Saturday (other...

Motodutch - great riding with you Saturday (other than my roadside chat with the Man In Blue before we met up!). Seems you got lost after we parted ways given how you looped back to the same spot!
...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-22-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,686
Posted By KTM Mike
If anyone wants to join us tomorrow - be at the...

If anyone wants to join us tomorrow - be at the Whippy Dip tomorrow 5/23/15 at 11:15 AM. Whippy dip is located here:

https://goo.gl/maps/XGyTV

It will be a pavement ride heading towards the...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-22-2015, 05:21 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,686
Posted By KTM Mike
Henk A ride tomorrow would be great! We are...

Henk

A ride tomorrow would be great! We are heading out for the weekend on the bike. We dont plan to get going to early (gonna be a COLD morning), with a general idea of heading to the UP...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-21-2015, 10:53 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,686
Posted By KTM Mike
Make it in August Henk. I will be on the CDR...

Make it in August Henk. I will be on the CDR somewhere between Banff and Wyoming in late July!
Forum: Trip Planning 05-21-2015, 07:12 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,971
Posted By KTM Mike
Helpful thread here. I will be riding the CDR in...

Helpful thread here. I will be riding the CDR in July and am currently thinking through bear precautions as well. We tend to prefer to free camp, not in campgrounds (like others have said,...
Forum: Americas 05-21-2015, 06:42 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,360
Posted By KTM Mike
My wife and I will be doing a portion (we are...

My wife and I will be doing a portion (we are doing it in bits and pieces due to time constraints) of the CDT in late July. Will be riding from Banff down to Moran Junction Wy. Should be in Banff...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-13-2015, 06:32 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 16,287
Posted By KTM Mike
:clap I liked the GC I test rode - that...

:clap

I liked the GC I test rode - that Ducati motor was nice. Ergo's were a bit tight for two up, so we passed on it. Had that not been the case, I would of bought it.

I look forward to...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-13-2015, 05:08 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 16,287
Posted By KTM Mike
Right now its 250 smoke. I do plan to put the...

Right now its 250 smoke. I do plan to put the 300 top end on soon though, gear it up a notch for some DS use.

I have often thought of a mid sized DS bike - lean towards the likes of a 525 or 690...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-11-2015, 04:00 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 16,287
Posted By KTM Mike
Yep - works now. Isnt A bunch of this is some of...

Yep - works now. Isnt A bunch of this is some of the stuff Sheila and I rode with you last year Henk? We played around in the Pigeon River area a bit later on in the summer - some good stuff. Be...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-10-2015, 07:43 AM
Replies: 266
Views: 16,287
Posted By KTM Mike
Looks like it will be a honey do day for me now...

Looks like it will be a honey do day for me now to - the forecast looks like crap (again) and Sheila would rather not do her Mothers Day Weekend ride at temps in the 50s and rain.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-09-2015, 06:19 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 16,287
Posted By KTM Mike
Henk - thanks. She's doing OK - back home now. ...

Henk - thanks. She's doing OK - back home now.

The weather kept us from riding today - but if anyone wants to join us - we will be meeting up with cyclebabble chris at the Whippy Dip (north of...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-06-2015, 06:21 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 16,287
Posted By KTM Mike
I have usually found the Race Tech spring rate...

I have usually found the Race Tech spring rate calculator to usually be to stiff as well. But it sounds like you got it sorted - good.

No specific plan - something sort of local ish - just a...
Forum: Equipment 05-05-2015, 08:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,442
Posted By KTM Mike
At this point I have ruled out the likes of the...

At this point I have ruled out the likes of the AFX and others at or close to its price point - I have seen them and not impressed with quality, nor impressed with reviews particularly comments on...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-05-2015, 07:40 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 16,287
Posted By KTM Mike
So how did the suspension work out? We still...

So how did the suspension work out?

We still in for a ride on Saturday?
Forum: Equipment 04-23-2015, 05:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,442
Posted By KTM Mike
Keep all the great suggestions coming! The...

Keep all the great suggestions coming!

The Airoh looks interesting - though I am not comfortable buying from a retailer out of the US - returns for sizing etc. can get costly! The LS2 looks...
Forum: Equipment 04-21-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,442
Posted By KTM Mike
Sub $250 ADV helmet recommendations?

My budget wont allow for the Arai or Shoei helmet options, so I am shopping for a sub $250 ADV helmet. I ride a good mix of pavement and off pavement. In fact, other than when the wife and I are on...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-21-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 16,287
Posted By KTM Mike
Chris - I take it you replaced your GoPro after...

Chris - I take it you replaced your GoPro after its uhh... unexpected swim this winter? :D
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-21-2015, 05:51 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 16,287
Posted By KTM Mike
I just noticed you are doing gold valves. It...

I just noticed you are doing gold valves. It will be easy! I just installed gold valves on the Vstrom. I did go down one stack recommendation softer as my springs are on the heavier side of what...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-21-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 16,287
Posted By KTM Mike
Chris - I am hoping to change your mind on that...

Chris - I am hoping to change your mind on that later this year - so dont get to firm on that! I think you deserve a 690! (and Henk - I've got first dibs!)

Henk - if you can find some specific...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-20-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 16,287
Posted By KTM Mike
Bring the DRZ - no reason why you cant! Besides,...

Bring the DRZ - no reason why you cant! Besides, I dont want you scratching the 990 - I will want it as purty as possible when I end up buying it! :D

Fact is I ride pokey slow when two up with...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-20-2015, 04:42 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 16,287
Posted By KTM Mike
I agree Henk! Sheila and I have gotten out on a...

I agree Henk! Sheila and I have gotten out on a couple of rides now. Chris - you in?

Possible dates? I think this coming weekend is already shot for me unfortunately (gotta take the toyhauler...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-26-2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,977
Posted By KTM Mike
oh - one other question - I think I know the...

oh - one other question - I think I know the answer to but to verify....

I have CN 2014 on my 2730. The unit had a much older version of CN on it when I bought it, but I updated it with a...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-26-2015, 06:49 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,977
Posted By KTM Mike
I'm not sure if this is the best thread to ask...

I'm not sure if this is the best thread to ask this question in - but I will give it a shot. If it is not - let me know and I will see what I can learn elsewhere.

I just bought a "used" (actually...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-24-2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 16,287
Posted By KTM Mike
Lets make something happen this year - an...

Lets make something happen this year - an official Tip of the Mitt ride or at least meet and greet! I wont be ready to ride for a couple more weeks though. All my bike wrenching time since mid...
Forum: Equipment 02-21-2015, 07:30 PM
Replies: 377
Views: 50,869
Posted By KTM Mike
I just ordered an 804 for the front to pair up...

I just ordered an 804 for the front to pair up with the Mitas E07 I already have on the rear. Hoping this might make for a great combo! It will be a while before I have any feedback on the 804 as I...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-16-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,700
Posted By KTM Mike
V4play I have a 2006 DL1000 with stock...

V4play

I have a 2006 DL1000 with stock gearing. But I then realized some of what I was thinking of the engine feeling like it was "lugging" really wasnt - but was I think...clutch chudder. I...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-16-2015, 05:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 513
Posted By KTM Mike
You said it was for a Vee...based on your pics, I...

You said it was for a Vee...based on your pics, I assume you meant it is a Wee? If so, somewhere here on ADV is a fairly detailed write up from a guy that did what you are attempting. I had hoped...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Rockies 01-27-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 31,537
Posted By KTM Mike
It looks like they are - see the link in the very...

It looks like they are - see the link in the very first post? - takes you to the tracks. FWIW - I used them this past summer to ride from Moran Junction Wyoming down to Steamboat Lake . They were...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-17-2015, 07:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,430
Posted By KTM Mike
I highly doubt chains would help off road. ...

I highly doubt chains would help off road.

Go with a more aggressive tire than a 80/20. Consider something like the Mitas E07, or Heidenau K60s
Forum: Equipment 01-13-2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 47,581
Posted By KTM Mike
Another bump of this old thread. I am...

Another bump of this old thread. I am considering these, as well as the Alpinestar Scouts. I am following correctly that the Scouts might off a touch more protection but would be a bit stiffer, and...
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