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Forum: Thumpers 12-23-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 7,858
Views: 1,645,891
Posted By team ftb
Enlighten me if you will, but the range of light...

Enlighten me if you will, but the range of light current LED lights throw is a huge circle of light with very little focusing effect. Before I mounted the LED I tested how I wanted the light to sit....
Forum: Vendors 12-22-2014, 02:50 AM
Replies: 1,407
Views: 177,848
Posted By team ftb
Sideoff = We've communicated via emails in the...

Sideoff = We've communicated via emails in the past but damn if I can find it in my cluttered inbox:lol3.

Drop me a line when you're planning to hit Lao and maybe we can cross paths over there or...
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 7,858
Views: 1,645,891
Posted By team ftb
Razr - I've got the Flexx Bars and balanced...

Razr - I've got the Flexx Bars and balanced wheels, a huge difference in felt vibes. I really encourage you to get the hweels balanced. I was horrified how much weight they took but have a bike now...
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 7,858
Views: 1,645,891
Posted By team ftb
Take them off and I bet you'll notice a...

Take them off and I bet you'll notice a difference:lol3.
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 7,858
Views: 1,645,891
Posted By team ftb
Any large diameter grip will lessen the felt...

Any large diameter grip will lessen the felt vibration some, after all it's rubber, the same reason the HPDP clamps and Faast Flexx bars do, the rubber mounts lessen the vibration through to the...
Forum: Equipment 12-02-2014, 10:38 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,043
Posted By team ftb
Not that I prefer Hennessey over Warbonnet, the...

Not that I prefer Hennessey over Warbonnet, the Warbonnet is a better hammock with a nice footbox and storage shelf that the Hennessy lacks. However the Hennessy has a pull out for the feet and it's...
Forum: Equipment 12-02-2014, 02:41 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,043
Posted By team ftb
If you're giving the hammock some more...

If you're giving the hammock some more consideration here's an idea to give you an idea of whats available. Like you're trying, i do all my riding off road and dualsport on lightweight dirt bikes. ...
Forum: Equipment 12-01-2014, 10:57 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 19,193
Posted By team ftb
Show us your helmet mount used with your new Sony...

Show us your helmet mount used with your new Sony HDR.

Is the Sony video record switch a button or a slide switch like the Virb?
Forum: Thumpers 12-01-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 1,189
Views: 192,802
Posted By team ftb
I measure air gap a different way than the manual...

I measure air gap a different way than the manual I guess. I take the springs out, fully compress the forks and measure the distance from the top of the fork tube to the oil level. I've...
Forum: Vendors 11-26-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 1,589
Views: 204,720
Posted By team ftb
I may of had some issues with the Overlander 30...

I may of had some issues with the Overlander 30 bags but just want to report back that after off road riding three days a week and also doing multi week off road rides the Kriega R3 fanny pack and...
Forum: Equipment 11-25-2014, 05:26 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 13,809
Posted By team ftb
Hey there mate. Sorry for the tardy reply as...

Hey there mate. Sorry for the tardy reply as I've been romping about in Lao off road for a bit.

I have no experience directly either with the Endurostan bags or GL Siskiyou saddlebags other than...
Forum: Thumpers 11-20-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 7,858
Views: 1,645,891
Posted By team ftb
Southern Laos

Packed the Altrider Hemsiohere bag (upgrade from my old Giantloop coyote Dave designed) for a few weeks in Lao.

http://withgusto.smugmug.com/Other/Southern-Lao-2014/i-2dbD9md/0/L/P1090848-L.jpg
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Forum: Vendors 11-08-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 1,589
Views: 204,720
Posted By team ftb
Hell I'm just looking forward to riding off road...

Hell I'm just looking forward to riding off road for two weeks:lol3. Hopefully a couple Kriega related pics will end up on the SD card and I can oblige you Traveltoad.
Forum: Equipment 11-07-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 1,068
Views: 317,777
Posted By team ftb
Traction must have been fantastic with the above...

Traction must have been fantastic with the above rain showers. Packing and loading in the rain not so much fun:lol3.
Forum: Vendors 11-06-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 1,589
Views: 204,720
Posted By team ftb
Darn. Was hoping for another iteration. At...

Darn. Was hoping for another iteration.

At least my R15 is still going strong. Off to Lao next week with it and the R3. Hope you're well Michael.
Forum: Vendors 11-06-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 1,407
Views: 177,848
Posted By team ftb
Pete - For those of us wanting the small Reckless...

Pete - For those of us wanting the small Reckless without anything on the rear fender, can it be used without anything under the beavertail if desired? Ballpark how many liters are in the small...
Forum: Equipment 10-08-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 540
Posted By team ftb
Hey there Berung!! I received your PM and...

Hey there Berung!!

I received your PM and I'll respond here instead.

I'm not sure what type of riding you'll be doing during your ride around Indonesia; off roading, dual sport, or road riding....
Forum: Thumpers 10-05-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 1,069
Views: 192,585
Posted By team ftb
Camping off the bike is what it's about and all...

Camping off the bike is what it's about and all I'll have to do get a warmer sleeping bag for Idaho. I would have thought your style of doing the Tour would be a lot more deserving of completion...
Forum: Equipment 10-05-2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,546
Posted By team ftb
Anders as long as the soft armor protects what I...

Anders as long as the soft armor protects what I want I would agree. Anyone desiring good rib protection will see this model does not have the rib coverage of the models listed above. It's a case...
Forum: Equipment 10-04-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,546
Posted By team ftb
+1 a bit minimal compared to the Leatt 5.5 HD and...

+1 a bit minimal compared to the Leatt 5.5 HD and the Alpinestars A8 in regards to allocating protection to the ribs.
Forum: Thumpers 10-04-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 1,069
Views: 192,585
Posted By team ftb
Lovely post Finn and great to see you back in the...

Lovely post Finn and great to see you back in the saddle. Glad to see you have a fantastic time on the TOI sections. I was not clear if you left any sections undone, if so I'll be back in Los...
Forum: Vendors 10-03-2014, 03:48 AM
Replies: 1,407
Views: 177,848
Posted By team ftb
Congrats on the gear.

First off a tip of the hat for getting to the stage of shipping gear. I'm sure the boys are working the fingers to the bone just to get to this point. Lovely accomplishment.

Another upside of...
Forum: Equipment 10-01-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 2,680
Views: 1,043,555
Posted By team ftb
Pay $5 to get it welded and it's as good as gold....

Pay $5 to get it welded and it's as good as gold. I outfitted mine with extra sockets and allen bits and it worked as the backbone of my toolkit for two years before I went with a different set-up...
Forum: Equipment 10-01-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 2,680
Views: 1,043,555
Posted By team ftb
Do a search my posts on the Motion Pro metric...

Do a search my posts on the Motion Pro metric trail tool in this thread. I documented a failure in the field. Bottom line the multi piece driver is epoxied and needs to be welded together if you're...
Forum: Thumpers 09-25-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 2,646
Views: 270,437
Posted By team ftb
Pne - If you're stalling I'm guessing your air...

Pne - If you're stalling I'm guessing your air screw and/or pilot jet needs some sorting. Mine would stall on occasion when first installed until I tweaked the air screw a hair.

When my Z start...
Forum: Thumpers 09-24-2014, 11:15 PM
Replies: 2,646
Views: 270,437
Posted By team ftb
Pne - The Z start comes with three spring choices...

Pne - The Z start comes with three spring choices that will effect the RPM point the clutch engages as well as how slowly the clutch will be applied. Not sure if you've tried the "low RPM soft...
Forum: Thumpers 09-23-2014, 11:55 PM
Replies: 2,646
Views: 270,437
Posted By team ftb
I am pleased to hear eeryone realizes the cause...

I am pleased to hear eeryone realizes the cause for their overheating with the recluse is rthey are riding 2 gears too high nany times. The stock clutch will also over heat rridng two Gears too high...
Forum: Thumpers 09-22-2014, 04:27 AM
Replies: 301
Views: 71,886
Posted By team ftb
You'll gladly give up that vibrating tub for the...

You'll gladly give up that vibrating tub for the 500 if your rides are predominantly dirt. Cruises 65 MPH on the highway all day long no problem and tears up the offroad worlds better than your 640....
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2014, 04:35 AM
Replies: 7,858
Views: 1,645,891
Posted By team ftb
The mirror can be rotated outside the handguard...

The mirror can be rotated outside the handguard as shown in my first pics to see traffic/riding mates behind you or folded inside the handguard when riding tighter offroad riding as pictured below. ...
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 7,858
Views: 1,645,891
Posted By team ftb
I cut all my bars to 29", both Faast Flexx bars...

I cut all my bars to 29", both Faast Flexx bars and standard Neken KTM bars. It's pretty narrow if you want to cram tons o stuff on yer bars. On my 500 I have all my switchgear and my Garmin...
Forum: Vendors 08-04-2014, 03:01 AM
Replies: 1,589
Views: 204,720
Posted By team ftb
I use the R15 pack and tried a Cube but it always...

I use the R15 pack and tried a Cube but it always fouled my helmet chin bar (though I had mine on the right side as a camera holder). Though I'm short and have the pack set up on the smallest...
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 7,858
Views: 1,645,891
Posted By team ftb
Thanks for your insight. Glad to hear they are...

Thanks for your insight. Glad to hear they are supple enough for hacky enduro terrain. Some of the reviews i read on KTMTalk mentioned they were still lacking plushness but were phenomenal on the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 7,858
Views: 1,645,891
Posted By team ftb
I've used Pete for my last few revalves and he is...

I've used Pete for my last few revalves and he is a breathe of fresh air in regards to innovation within the industry.

He did my 500 and did not have the cone valve (N10z) set-up ready at the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-13-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 7,858
Views: 1,645,891
Posted By team ftb
None that I know. All of them have wonderful...

None that I know. All of them have wonderful clutch modulation.....learned from using a manual clutch extensively. None of the Trials riders I know/ride with use a Rekluse on their Trial or Trail...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-11-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 11,509
Views: 1,382,954
Posted By team ftb
Does the track distance start a new mileage with...

Does the track distance start a new mileage with every new day since my tracks are stored on the SD card by date?
Forum: Vendors 07-10-2014, 11:46 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 23,619
Posted By team ftb
Installed a plain black version of the...

Installed a plain black version of the Trailjammer case saver on my 500 KTM here in Thailand. It's the middle of monsoon season over here in SouthEast Asia so excuse the blurry pic.
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Forum: Vendors 07-02-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 588
Views: 99,088
Posted By team ftb
Put some time on my new Altrider hemisphere bag...

Put some time on my new Altrider hemisphere bag awhile back and forgot to post some pics.

Took the bag to Laos and it being monsoon season over here now it was wet the whole time. Got to put the...
Forum: Equipment 06-18-2014, 12:49 AM
Replies: 2,680
Views: 1,043,555
Posted By team ftb
How is it in the collapsed position? Sharp edges...

How is it in the collapsed position? Sharp edges etc.?
Forum: Vendors 06-11-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 1,407
Views: 177,848
Posted By team ftb
Bang on perfect sizing goals, awesome. I'm...

Bang on perfect sizing goals, awesome.

I'm using two competitors bags in the same size (30 and 39 liters) and removing/installing the waterproof sections into the durable outer layers is either...
Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 7,858
Views: 1,645,891
Posted By team ftb
Not sure if it's been posted here or not. ...

Not sure if it's been posted here or not. Riemann does fantastic video quality on his shoots.

Here's the 500 and the 501 having fun.

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