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Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,574
Posted By FamilyRider
I am in the middle of a similar transition. I am...

I am in the middle of a similar transition. I am 60 years old and my unmarried kids are all college age now, so their riding time is limited.

I started by getting our dirt bikes plated...
Forum: Equipment 08-09-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 335
Posted By FamilyRider
Great idea. I am always looking for a safe place...

Great idea. I am always looking for a safe place to put my glasses while I put my helmet on or off. I just picked up the Leatt 5.5 HD Pro, but haven't yet ridden with it.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-09-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 1,077
Views: 517,958
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: 858
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: 2,148
Views: 323,324
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: 2,148
Views: 323,324
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: 6,140
Views: 2,428,270
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: 6,140
Views: 2,428,270
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: 6,140
Views: 2,428,270
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: 2,148
Views: 323,324
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: 1,095
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: 1,095
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: 1,095
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: 1,095
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: 2,148
Views: 323,324
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: 2,148
Views: 323,324
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: 2,148
Views: 323,324
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: 2,148
Views: 323,324
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: 2,148
Views: 323,324
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: 605
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: 2,148
Views: 323,324
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: 2,148
Views: 323,324
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: 2,148
Views: 323,324
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: 6,140
Views: 2,428,270
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: 1,071
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: 706
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: 6,140
Views: 2,428,270
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: 887
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: 2,148
Views: 323,324
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: 5,338
Views: 283,597
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: 360
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: 5,338
Views: 283,597
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: 5,338
Views: 283,597
Posted By FamilyRider
Dee's Pass

Dee's Pass
Forum: Equipment 04-25-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,809
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: 2,148
Views: 323,324
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: 8,249
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: 5,338
Views: 283,597
Posted By FamilyRider
Notam Bottom

Notam Bottom
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-31-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 5,338
Views: 283,597
Posted By FamilyRider
The Burr Trail?

The Burr Trail?
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-27-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,705
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: 1,809
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...
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