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Forum: Racing 11-14-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 28,435
Posted By neduro
I understand this sentiment. But, I don't agree...

I understand this sentiment. But, I don't agree with it.

This isn't an easy sport, and we don't wish it was. One of the main challenges, on the same list as sand dunes and fesh-fesh, is the...
Forum: Vendors 11-12-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 797
Views: 189,095
Posted By neduro
So the temperature dropped 45 degrees Monday...

So the temperature dropped 45 degrees Monday afternoon, and our fine riding fall disappeared into a polar vortex. This severely bums me out.

So, here's a new code, good until 12/1/14, for 10% off....
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-11-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 15,415
Views: 2,339,597
Posted By neduro
Here are a few I took this evening: ...

Here are a few I took this evening:

http://neduro.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2009-KTM-450XCW/i-m2k6gPp/0/XL/IMG_3388-XL.jpg
...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-11-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 15,415
Views: 2,339,597
Posted By neduro
Now that the snow has hit, I have 2 bikes I'm...

Now that the snow has hit, I have 2 bikes I'm selling.

First is a 2009 KTM 450 XCW, Street title, Superplush suspension, Renazco seat, Scotts damper, Cycra guards, PMB kickstand, Supersprox, fresh...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-10-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 15,415
Views: 2,339,597
Posted By neduro
Sounds like a great idea to me! Except, I hope...

Sounds like a great idea to me! Except, I hope not on the 6/7th, since I couldn't be there. :D
Forum: Racing 11-10-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 18,847
Posted By neduro
Fantastic!

Fantastic!
Forum: Racing 11-06-2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 5,546
Views: 646,451
Posted By neduro
Yup, same basic motor as 450 SXF/ XCF/ XCW/ EXC...

Yup, same basic motor as 450 SXF/ XCF/ XCW/ EXC (rest of world, not US).
Forum: Racing 11-06-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 18,847
Posted By neduro
Well said! :clap

Well said! :clap
Forum: Orange Crush 11-06-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 28,322
Posted By neduro
Welcome home!

Welcome home!
Forum: Racing 11-06-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 5,546
Views: 646,451
Posted By neduro
Rally info was correct, but the EXC info is...

Rally info was correct, but the EXC info is wrong. The EXCs do stay mostly the same for a few years- 2008-2011 was a carbureted SOHC (like the one I raced), 2012 is an entirely new frame/ engine/...
Forum: Racing 11-05-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 18,847
Posted By neduro
:clap Josh! :clap

:clap

Josh!

:clap
Forum: Racing 11-03-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 18,847
Posted By neduro
Josh is FAST in the first test... :lurk

Josh is FAST in the first test... :lurk
Forum: Racing 10-30-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,860
Posted By neduro
I rode that bike to dinner tonight. She's still a...

I rode that bike to dinner tonight. She's still a rippah! :D
Forum: Racing 10-30-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 18,847
Posted By neduro
:lurk Go Josh! I have so much...

:lurk

Go Josh!

I have so much admiration for the dedication and focus that is required to race 6 days... Josh is not just racing a dirtbike, he's living life in a way that I think we can all...
Forum: Thumpers 10-30-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 6,795
Views: 1,084,892
Posted By neduro
Great shots, and great to seize the moment and...

Great shots, and great to seize the moment and reset. Congrats on new horizons, new adventures, and a few of the same things, like your 530. :deal
Forum: Thumpers 10-29-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 70,254
Posted By neduro
You failed to disclose your race plans! :deal ...

You failed to disclose your race plans! :deal

PS: I'm keeping my 500, this bike replaces my 505XCF...
Forum: Thumpers 10-29-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 301
Views: 70,254
Posted By neduro
So it's on to another chapter. I was so impressed...

So it's on to another chapter. I was so impressed with Quinn's bike, I saved a search for cone valves and a trax (just the SXS stuff, the aluminum ones he had are unobtainable to mortals). Eventually...
Forum: Thumpers 10-19-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 6,795
Views: 1,084,892
Posted By neduro
Gentle reminder- this is not a flea market thread.

Gentle reminder- this is not a flea market thread.
Forum: Racing 10-19-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 7,134
Posted By neduro
:lurk

:lurk
Forum: Racing 10-15-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 5,546
Views: 646,451
Posted By neduro
It's not just those, it's all the bikes that...

It's not just those, it's all the bikes that carry a majority of their fuel under the seat/ in the subframe. They are all scary as shit if they get bottomed out forcefully and the fuel suddenly...
Forum: Racing 10-15-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 5,546
Views: 646,451
Posted By neduro
1) Yes. No question. 2) Yes, along with some...

1) Yes. No question.

2) Yes, along with some other throwbacks to the past, like carrying flares and a compass. We've got an iphone and we're supposed to use a compass?

3) No. Just for some....
Forum: Racing 10-14-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 5,546
Views: 646,451
Posted By neduro
Since we are geeking out about emergency water,...

Since we are geeking out about emergency water, I'll share my story. I was really worried about this, but it was not the alligator closest to the boat at any time before I shipped the bike. I figured...
Forum: Racing 10-14-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 28,435
Posted By neduro
What Dave is not saying, but I will, is how...

What Dave is not saying, but I will, is how disappointing this is for everyone who has invested time, energy, (and of course money) in trying to put the team together for Dakar 2015. I know all of us...
Forum: Racing 10-09-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 28,435
Posted By neduro
When this thread started, Dave laid out his logic...

When this thread started, Dave laid out his logic for choosing two riders who, on the face of it, might seem like long shots. Both are accomplished, to be sure, but neither is a desert racer, and...
Forum: Racing 09-19-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 28,435
Posted By neduro
Could not have said it better! :pynd

Could not have said it better! :pynd
Forum: Racing 09-02-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 5,546
Views: 646,451
Posted By neduro
There is also a process available that takes LDPE...

There is also a process available that takes LDPE tanks and makes them impermeable, as OEMs must do for any plastic tanks. I think it's a flouride process, but I'm digging pretty deep in my memory...
Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 70,254
Posted By neduro
Hey, that's good trail right there! :lol3 ...

Hey, that's good trail right there! :lol3

Quick follow up, Jim from Globetrottin (http://www.globetrottin.com/Skid-plate--Composite-full-coverage-for-KTM-500-EXC-XCW_p_23.html) saw my concerns...
Forum: Racing 08-25-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 5,546
Views: 646,451
Posted By neduro
That sounds freakin' awesome!

That sounds freakin' awesome!
Forum: Thumpers 08-22-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 70,254
Posted By neduro
Just a squadron, best way to put one in a 500 is...

Just a squadron, best way to put one in a 500 is this (http://www.motominded.com/collections/frontpage/products/led-bracket-ktm-bdi-light-kit-complete) (link is to complete kit, you can also buy just...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-07-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 15,415
Views: 2,339,597
Posted By neduro
Fixed. :lol3

Fixed.

:lol3
Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2014, 05:17 AM
Replies: 301
Views: 70,254
Posted By neduro
Riding the 505 Rally down a wide, graded,...

Riding the 505 Rally down a wide, graded, straight, smooth dirt road, at about 35-40mph, and a deer materialized from the shoulder about 10' ahead and lunged into me. It was "one of those things", I...
Forum: Racing 08-05-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 28,435
Posted By neduro
Time for me to chime in. There are things we...

Time for me to chime in.

There are things we do because they make sense, and things we do because we have to. For me, this effort falls in the 2nd category.

I always loved Charlie's RPA race...
Forum: Thumpers 08-04-2014, 11:19 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 70,254
Posted By neduro
Big Oil does not perceptibly affect foot...

Big Oil does not perceptibly affect foot position.

Snap/ Big Bottom is subtle.

Bike runs great... and it ran great before, and since I broke my sternum and was off the bike for 5 weeks,...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-31-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 1,344
Views: 405,035
Posted By neduro
I agree with this post, especially the last part....

I agree with this post, especially the last part. :lol3

Just ran across a set of Adventure tanks, and grabbed them with the intent of making the best of all worlds. Goal is a 950 SE (better...
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 301
Views: 70,254
Posted By neduro
Re: Big Oil, the provided bolts come with rubber...

Re: Big Oil, the provided bolts come with rubber seals, which seem to be effective.

Regarding lost capacity, IMO the "sling" of oil from the clutch will keep that oil moving through the motor...
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 301
Views: 70,254
Posted By neduro
The inset mounting holes at the front broke out...

The inset mounting holes at the front broke out of the plate. And then broke out of the replacement plate they sent, both in relatively few hours (20ish).
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 70,254
Posted By neduro
Now for 3 new parts Im trying, that seem...

Now for 3 new parts Im trying, that seem promising.

First is what I like to refer to as Big Oil, from Best Dualsport Bikes (http://bestdualsportbikes.com/2014-ktm-450-500-excxcf-w-products/). ...
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 70,254
Posted By neduro
Additions: ...

Additions:

http://neduro.smugmug.com/photos/i-f45vHDc/0/XL/i-f45vHDc-XL.jpg

As Ive said before, I am generally skeptical of the aftermarket. OEM stuff is so good and so well tested, Id rather...
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 301
Views: 70,254
Posted By neduro
So I thought it was time to revive this thread....

So I thought it was time to revive this thread. Since my last post, my all-time-favorite bike, the 13 450XCW got sold (to a friend) and a 14 500XCW took its place, because I could get a good deal on...
Forum: Ride reports 07-13-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 46,183
Posted By neduro
In! You've been talking about a trip like...

In!

You've been talking about a trip like this for a long time, and I think the lesson for the rest of us, is to do what we dream of while we still can!



Funny, I got one of those recently...
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