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Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 04:14 PM
Replies: 1,375
Views: 116,955
Posted By Velociraptor
I just remembered I have a huge socket from a VW...

I just remembered I have a huge socket from a VW Bus I used to have. Will have to check and see if it fits the KTM! Probably not.....
Forum: Road warriors 08-07-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 1,375
Views: 116,955
Posted By Velociraptor
All bets are off in a crash. I have vivid...

All bets are off in a crash. I have vivid memories of cresting a fast left hander to see a bike destroying itself big time. Tank was gone-throttle bodies had broken off(inline four). Rider nowhere...
Forum: Thumpers 08-07-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,288
Posted By Velociraptor
That is how I ride my 500! Only difference is I...

That is how I ride my 500! Only difference is I do 60-65mph instead of 70. I did install a cush hub but the need for that is debatable since the bike has a cush type clutch. I did it because I...
Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,288
Posted By Velociraptor
I briefly rode a 950 Super Enduro and had the...

I briefly rode a 950 Super Enduro and had the displeasure of riding behind one for awhile in Baja. I got pelted with a lot of rocks:eek1 Also had to help lift the rock pelting 950 off the rider...
Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,288
Posted By Velociraptor
Agree. The 500 can "rip your arms off" but only...

Agree. The 500 can "rip your arms off" but only if you give it a lot of rpms. Down low it is nice. Very controllable.

One nice think about the 500 compared to the 690 is that the 500 is starting...
Forum: Road warriors 08-05-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 1,375
Views: 116,955
Posted By Velociraptor
You will love it! Hope the KTM gods smile on you:D

You will love it! Hope the KTM gods smile on you:D
Forum: Thumpers 08-04-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,288
Posted By Velociraptor
As far as I know, yes, only difference is the...

As far as I know, yes, only difference is the engine. I have considered a trials bike at times and would have one if I hauled my bike to the dirt riding. But for now I ride there so no trials bike.
Forum: Thumpers 08-04-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,288
Posted By Velociraptor
I went from a 690 to a 500 with no regrets. The...

I went from a 690 to a 500 with no regrets. The 500 is geared way too high stock so needs at least a one tooth lower countershaft sprocket. I rode my 690 for 4 years and loved every minute and had...
Forum: Road warriors 08-01-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 1,375
Views: 116,955
Posted By Velociraptor
I am pretty happy with the stock levers. The new...

I am pretty happy with the stock levers. The new design makes them easier to adjust on the fly which is why I always bought aftermarket levers. The Pazzos are still easier though.
Forum: Road warriors 07-28-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 1,375
Views: 116,955
Posted By Velociraptor
That is what I am wondering-whether the bikes all...

That is what I am wondering-whether the bikes all had this issue from new or it is a wear problem. So far mine has no slop hot or cold after 1200 miles.
Forum: Road warriors 07-15-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 1,375
Views: 116,955
Posted By Velociraptor
Just wondering if these bikes with loose wheels...

Just wondering if these bikes with loose wheels were loose from new?
Forum: Road warriors 07-15-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,165
Posted By Velociraptor
The only bike I ever named was a 2008 KLR650....

The only bike I ever named was a 2008 KLR650. Named it Ruprecht:D
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqMc9B7uDV8
Forum: Road warriors 07-14-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,159
Posted By Velociraptor
At 57, no pain for me, but I have been running...

At 57, no pain for me, but I have been running and bicycling regularly since 1979. Not sure if that makes any difference. Could be that my joints are just lined up properly. My attitude is just to...
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,475
Posted By Velociraptor
I am one who rides a fair amount of pavement to...

I am one who rides a fair amount of pavement to get to the dirt. With 15/48 gearing I don't cruise the highway at anything over 65. That is a subjective speed, but I don't want to be spinning the...
Forum: Road warriors 07-08-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,786
Posted By Velociraptor
Really enjoying my 1290r. Does well on the...

Really enjoying my 1290r. Does well on the highway too. The engine is just incredible.
Forum: Road warriors 07-06-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 812
Views: 167,995
Posted By Velociraptor
Very nice bike! Good luck with the sale.

Very nice bike! Good luck with the sale.
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 7,244
Views: 1,410,393
Posted By Velociraptor
I have used the PMB rack with a hefty tool kit on...

I have used the PMB rack with a hefty tool kit on it. No issues through a lot of rough riding. Pain to install but well worth it and worth the money.
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 7,244
Views: 1,410,393
Posted By Velociraptor
Some of the stuff they rode was too challenging...

Some of the stuff they rode was too challenging for the 690 I used to have so I can understand why they took the 500s. I am wondering if KTM loaned them those bikes since the bikes started out and...
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 7,244
Views: 1,410,393
Posted By Velociraptor
Yeah those are valid criticisms, my problem is I...

Yeah those are valid criticisms, my problem is I am too much a KTM fanboy sometimes:D I think KTM and GoPRO paid for that trip.
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 7,244
Views: 1,410,393
Posted By Velociraptor
Just watched the full film. Awesome!!! Very...

Just watched the full film. Awesome!!! Very high quality and very very interesting. More than worth the price!
Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 7,244
Views: 1,410,393
Posted By Velociraptor
What tires are on the bike? What pressures? My...

What tires are on the bike? What pressures? My 2014 500 EXC does not have instability problems. My bike came with a Maxxis Maxx Enduro rear tire and a Maxxis Max Cross SI Pro front tire. I usually...
Forum: Road warriors 06-29-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 1,375
Views: 116,955
Posted By Velociraptor
I saw that too and ordered one. Not sure I will...

I saw that too and ordered one. Not sure I will end up using it. Can't decide if it looks hideous or not:D
Forum: Road warriors 06-29-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 1,375
Views: 116,955
Posted By Velociraptor
Interesting review:D Largely lost on me because...

Interesting review:D Largely lost on me because I have no idea who this Tawny woman is! Some of your impressions were different from mine. The bike does not seem at all tall to me but then my other...
Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 863
Posted By Velociraptor
Check the blade connectors on the coil.

Check the blade connectors on the coil.
Forum: Road warriors 06-24-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 1,375
Views: 116,955
Posted By Velociraptor
Great track report. Will save us all a lot of...

Great track report. Will save us all a lot of figuring stuff out. Did you end up running mostly in sumo or with the abs off?
Forum: Road warriors 06-12-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 1,375
Views: 116,955
Posted By Velociraptor
The evotech one uses stock stuff. I just...

The evotech one uses stock stuff. I just installed it. Quality piece, but the turn signal wires were just barely long enough. Installation instructions are online and very good. Pricey but well made....
Forum: Road warriors 06-11-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 1,375
Views: 116,955
Posted By Velociraptor
I only wanted the space. With the extra space I...

I only wanted the space. With the extra space I can fit the KTM tool kit, a flat repair kit, and a small electric air pump. Just barely.
Forum: Road warriors 06-11-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 1,375
Views: 116,955
Posted By Velociraptor
I hooked the tubes together. I will have to go...

I hooked the tubes together. I will have to go fix that. So far no problems that I can tell.
Forum: Road warriors 06-08-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 1,375
Views: 116,955
Posted By Velociraptor
I hope your electronics still work properly! ...

I hope your electronics still work properly! Seems like everything may be calibrated for the 1190 instead of the 1290. Maybe it makes no difference. Or maybe throw some knobbies on the 1290:D
Forum: Road warriors 06-07-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 1,375
Views: 116,955
Posted By Velociraptor
Great entertaining write-up!

Great entertaining write-up!
Forum: Road warriors 06-06-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 1,375
Views: 116,955
Posted By Velociraptor
Thanks for posting the suspension settings. That...

Thanks for posting the suspension settings. That will be useful later in the summer when I hit the track.
Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 7,244
Views: 1,410,393
Posted By Velociraptor
Yeah that is a ton of weights. You must have the...

Yeah that is a ton of weights. You must have the heaviest part of the tire on the same side as the rim lock.
Forum: Road warriors 06-05-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 1,375
Views: 116,955
Posted By Velociraptor
I like those heated grips because they are plug...

I like those heated grips because they are plug and play and really easy to install. For winter riding I still go with heated gloves, but for those cool mornings the heated grips are perfect. No...
Forum: Road warriors 06-04-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 1,375
Views: 116,955
Posted By Velociraptor
I read on one of the forums where when a rider...

I read on one of the forums where when a rider turned on the heated grips without them installed he got the general failure message. That went away after the first service.
Forum: Road warriors 06-03-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 1,375
Views: 116,955
Posted By Velociraptor
Next question to stir the pot some:D What about...

Next question to stir the pot some:D What about using the ABS in supermoto mode? I am going to give that a try because seems like the ABS should not kick in if the back wheel is off the ground, but...
Forum: Road warriors 06-03-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 1,375
Views: 116,955
Posted By Velociraptor
The owner's manual makes no mention of the abs in...

The owner's manual makes no mention of the abs in the different ride modes so I guess it works the same all the time. I think that time the abs kicked in in street mode I was almost stopped and might...
Forum: Road warriors 06-03-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 1,375
Views: 116,955
Posted By Velociraptor
I assume that the ABS works the same no matter...

I assume that the ABS works the same no matter the ride mode? Seems like in street mode the ABS kicks in a little sooner than in sport mode but that is a very subjective experience I had and could...
Forum: Road warriors 06-03-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,484
Posted By Velociraptor
Not really a fan of the term "widow maker". I had...

Not really a fan of the term "widow maker". I had a K5 GSXR-1000 and a 1999 Hayabusa. Both very fast bikes. I just took home a KTM 1290 Superduke a couple of weeks ago and it is an impressive bike....
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 34,144
Posted By Velociraptor
Interesting that you had issues with the fuel...

Interesting that you had issues with the fuel pump then the injector on your 500. Seems almost like it did not have a fuel filter or got some dirty gas. Maybe it was just a bad pump. I now have 1700...
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,221
Posted By Velociraptor
OK I found a post about the 500. Fuel pump...

OK I found a post about the 500. Fuel pump failure then bad fuel injector.
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