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Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2007, 11:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,559
Posted By txrider
The XRR and the XRL are two totally different...

The XRR and the XRL are two totally different bikes from top to bottom. You might want to go look at them closer. Main difference for most isn't the ride, it's th XRR's lack of electric start. Other...
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2007, 11:38 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,214
Posted By txrider
Only one I know of. Touratech also has other...

Only one I know of.
Touratech also has other rack accessories, tank bags etc. as well.
Say you don't want the tail bag you could bolt on one of these for a diferent carrying setup...
...
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2007, 07:49 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,214
Posted By txrider
+1 I have the factory rack that is just like this...

+1 I have the factory rack that is just like this and the tail bag, it's done 5k miles of dirt and motard through 6-7 states and worth every penny. Usually packed with a nice set of tools. I expand...
Forum: Thumpers 09-01-2007, 10:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,463
Posted By txrider
+1 I usually use munn's with the 15%...

+1

I usually use munn's with the 15% discount ordering through ktmtalk.com, cyclehutt has pulled my vacation out of the flames overnighting parts to a hotel for as well.
Forum: Thumpers 08-31-2007, 02:18 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 86,198
Posted By txrider
1. Bike:620 RXC 2. Year:1996 3....

1. Bike:620 RXC

2. Year:1996

3. Bought used or new:New

4. Current mileage:~8000

5. Modifications done:Temp guages
Forum: Thumpers 08-31-2007, 01:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 863
Posted By txrider
Looks like a good price, but for a shorter range...

Looks like a good price, but for a shorter range bike for tougher terrain I'd probably pass on the adv and get a 625 SXC or the used LC4e or the like.

That supertanker tank isn't going to be rough...
Forum: Thumpers 06-06-2007, 03:54 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,612
Posted By txrider
I believe I'd use a well sorted out XR650L myself.

I believe I'd use a well sorted out XR650L myself.
Forum: Thumpers 06-06-2007, 03:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,001
Posted By txrider
For what it's worth, I and others just carry...

For what it's worth, I and others just carry several front sprockets and change as needed.

My SXC can do a 14, 15 or 16 tooth front with the same chain length, with a 45 tooth rear that nets the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-06-2007, 03:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,519
Posted By txrider
The quicksilver on my '96 wouldn't run stright...

The quicksilver on my '96 wouldn't run stright off the showroom floor, after month at the dealer they couldn't get it to run either.

I went to a del Orto and then an FCRMX 41. Has ran brilliantly...
Forum: Thumpers 06-06-2007, 03:28 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,944
Posted By txrider
Interesting, My '04 SXC here in the states didn't...

Interesting, My '04 SXC here in the states didn't come with oil in the frame tube, or any pollution stuff at all.

I went with the 5 gallon KTM tank (18l), that huge tanker tank just looks too...
Forum: Thumpers 06-06-2007, 02:50 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 44,581
Posted By txrider
Hmm, I've never had issues getting parts for...

Hmm, I've never had issues getting parts for either of my LC4's, and one is ten years old. Nothing has taken more than 2 weeks ever, and most has been just a few days. Sure no dealers stock many...
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2007, 03:09 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,615
Posted By txrider
I've not had any issues with my KTM LC4 bikes,...

I've not had any issues with my KTM LC4 bikes, mine are a bit lighter than the typical LC4e though.

The only downsides I've ever seen with a 650R is kickstart only and weak subframe for packing...
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2007, 02:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,164
Posted By txrider
Heck of a lot cheaper than running around on a...

Heck of a lot cheaper than running around on a trip trying to get sheared bolts extracted.

I've found most NAPA auto parts have a nice selection of hardened bolts as well, and always remember...
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2007, 12:47 PM
Replies: 4,506
Views: 1,012,184
Posted By txrider
Only problem I have with KLRs is picking them up...

Only problem I have with KLRs is picking them up off the ground in the really rough stuff, it's always heavy and sometimes it's a pain to find a place to park the KTM so I can get off and help pick...
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2007, 12:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,311
Posted By txrider
+1 for top quality patches, most patch kits I see...

+1 for top quality patches, most patch kits I see today suck hard and just plain don't work.

I carry a spare 21", tire irons and a good patch kit I can have faith in.
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2007, 12:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 654
Posted By txrider
6'3" and a 36" inseam and can flatfoot any...

6'3" and a 36" inseam and can flatfoot any KTM.
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2007, 12:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 505
Posted By txrider
Probably not enough to worry about. If you want...

Probably not enough to worry about. If you want to keep an eye out and grab an FCR if you see one being given away, otherwise I wouldn't bother.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-11-2007, 09:28 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,931
Posted By txrider
Heh, this is the land of the free and home of the...

Heh, this is the land of the free and home of the brave. If a kid wants a hot bike and has the money there's no reason not to sell him one.

But... It should be, and probably already is illegal to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-11-2007, 09:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 675
Posted By txrider
+1 on the 1st geb FZ-1, there's a lot out there...

+1 on the 1st geb FZ-1, there's a lot out there for it and it's easy to work with.

I'm 6'3 for me that meant a corbin seat (seats ya farther back, new bars, adjustable rear sets (foot pegs) and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-10-2007, 04:10 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 14,368
Posted By txrider
1. How long have you been riding? 32 years ...

1. How long have you been riding?

32 years

2. Do you ride often?

Yes, but not my sole mode of transport. Tend to not ride in freezing or rain much, daily when it's nice out.

3. Have you...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-10-2007, 01:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,572
Posted By txrider
Yup watch folks do it all the time, and know some...

Yup watch folks do it all the time, and know some who have paid with their lives or abilty to move because of it.

A lot of the posted speeds on curves are not only just about speed, but how far...
Forum: Face plant 05-10-2007, 01:09 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,888
Posted By txrider
Having had to deal with a buddies high side a...

Having had to deal with a buddies high side a couple weeks ago I feel for ya.

I've watched a guy die on the road from spinal injury, and I still get pretty creeped out every time I see someone go...
Forum: Face plant 05-10-2007, 12:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,892
Posted By txrider
Reminds me my first real bike injury was at about...

Reminds me my first real bike injury was at about 0 speed too. Was trying to push start my '96 KTM 620 back in '96. Actually it was the day that I bought it brand new, on the way home from the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-10-2007, 12:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 925
Posted By txrider
Pretty spot on. Had a buddy of mine do that...

Pretty spot on.

Had a buddy of mine do that a couple weeks ago right behind me. He locked up the rear, slid out a little bit to the left and either caught traction or let off the brake. Pow,...
Forum: Thumpers 05-08-2007, 11:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 806
Posted By txrider
I run the factory rim locks on mine, no issues...

I run the factory rim locks on mine, no issues for me.
Forum: Thumpers 05-08-2007, 11:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,699
Posted By txrider
My 96 RXC has no oil in the frame tube, just the...

My 96 RXC has no oil in the frame tube, just the case filter and another one mounted behind the jug where later bikes have the e-start motor at.

Even so it says to loosen the banjo bolt and burp...
Forum: Thumpers 05-08-2007, 03:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,913
Posted By txrider
I'm with Creeper, I've never used one. I looked...

I'm with Creeper, I've never used one. I looked up the specs when I heard about them and I thought 30 microns was rather large for particles to pass through it so I stayed away.

I used to put 5...
Forum: Thumpers 05-08-2007, 03:11 PM
Replies: 8,165
Views: 2,246,201
Posted By txrider
Yeah, my first bike was an '72 Honda SL 350 dual...

Yeah, my first bike was an '72 Honda SL 350 dual sport, basically a CB350 parallell twin engine with kick start only, in a dual sport configuration with 21" front wheel etc. Sweet lil bike...

I...
Forum: Thumpers 05-08-2007, 02:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,720
Posted By txrider
You could get an LC4, I've had guys on 1000cc...

You could get an LC4, I've had guys on 1000cc bikes I was riding with that were just astounded at how well the SXC passes folks. :)
Forum: Thumpers 05-08-2007, 02:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,094
Posted By txrider
Hmm, my '04 625 sxc rapes the power of my '96 620...

Hmm, my '04 625 sxc rapes the power of my '96 620 RXC. Snappier, quicker, more powerful. Vibrates worse too, just about as much worse as it is faster. :)

Both of mine have FCR 41 MX carbs though.
Forum: Thumpers 05-08-2007, 01:39 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 38,035
Posted By txrider
I don't even bother with the comp release...

I don't even bother with the comp release normally. Just keep a good plug in, good tune, and "leave the throttle alone" on my '96, kicks fine even when on the bike kicking with my left leg. If it...
Forum: Thumpers 05-08-2007, 01:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,091
Posted By txrider
Not all LC4's just most of them. Some of the...

Not all LC4's just most of them. Some of the RXC's and such don't have an auto decompressoin. May have also come in with electric start models in '97.
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2007, 03:11 PM
Replies: 11,621
Views: 2,480,030
Posted By txrider
If Grapevine Kawasaki is your local dealer,...

If Grapevine Kawasaki is your local dealer, you've got both the Marshall Creek ORV park on Lake Grapevine(best used on weekdays), and the trails down on the trinity river you get to from Euless S...
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2007, 02:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,583
Posted By txrider
Nahh I have a kick start only 600 class bike...

Nahh I have a kick start only 600 class bike already with my RXC, I got the SXC for the electric start and snappier power.

If I was to get rid of my KTM's I wouldn't want an XRR, I'd move to...
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2007, 11:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,583
Posted By txrider
If I was to trade my SXC for anything it would...

If I was to trade my SXC for anything it would likely be a DR650 or XR650L. :)
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2007, 11:21 AM
Replies: 8,165
Views: 2,246,201
Posted By txrider
If there's any bike you can get a ton of...

If there's any bike you can get a ton of different fuel tanks for it it's a sportster.

I used to get 55mpg + on mine at 70mph cruise, so even with the small tank it sipped fuel real well and it...
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2007, 11:09 AM
Replies: 8,165
Views: 2,246,201
Posted By txrider
The guy who wrote the book for aerostich toured...

The guy who wrote the book for aerostich toured on an XR650L though didn't he?

I'd do a tour on small bike except for the fact I'm 6'3 and the 600 class bikes just fit me better, I flatfoot my...
Forum: Ride reports 04-27-2007, 10:45 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,695
Posted By txrider
If your going through Dallas and need anything I...

If your going through Dallas and need anything I have truck, trailer, garage, tools, a Yamaha dealer close by and a spare room. Everyone else I know brings their bikes over for work. :)
Forum: Thumpers 04-26-2007, 11:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,493
Posted By txrider
I use seal savers on my forks, saves a lot of...

I use seal savers on my forks, saves a lot of seal cleaning and replacement, or has so far for 5k miles of mainly dirt.
Forum: Thumpers 04-26-2007, 11:10 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 36,822
Posted By txrider
Best all around dual sport I've ridden is my SXC,...

Best all around dual sport I've ridden is my SXC, but my idea of dual sport isn't dirt roads. :)
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