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Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,531
Posted By Off the grid
Both bikes have serious limitations and will need...

Both bikes have serious limitations and will need $$ to make right, but out of the two the XRR is the clear choice at that price and has much more going for it.

Agree that the two bikes could not...
Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,217
Posted By Off the grid
KTM 690 The CRF would fit the bill too. Little...

KTM 690
The CRF would fit the bill too. Little underpowered though.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-25-2014, 12:58 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 7,068
Posted By Off the grid
What the hell. In. :freaky Do I have to give my...

What the hell. In. :freaky
Do I have to give my hoodie size?
Forum: Thumpers 08-24-2014, 03:20 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 11,835
Posted By Off the grid
This is by far the best version of a 690 I've...

This is by far the best version of a 690 I've seen. But then again, I don't browse much. :lol3

How much $$ do you think you have in it, Pig?
Forum: Thumpers 08-10-2014, 11:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 538
Posted By Off the grid
Don't worry about the sight glass at all. Just...

Don't worry about the sight glass at all. Just fill it with 1L of oil if you change it without the filters, and 1.2 if you do the filters. If you think you're burning oil, figure out how much by...
Forum: Thumpers 08-09-2014, 11:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 808
Posted By Off the grid
That's infancy for that bike. How is this even a...

That's infancy for that bike. How is this even a question? :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 08-09-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,890
Posted By Off the grid
Hey thanks a ton for the history lesson! :thumb

Hey thanks a ton for the history lesson! :thumb
Forum: Thumpers 08-09-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,890
Posted By Off the grid
Actually 07 is the last year of the RFS engine. I...

Actually 07 is the last year of the RFS engine. I know this because it's the only year RFS that is plated without hassle in California. It's also one of the best models KTM has ever put out.

Beta...
Forum: Thumpers 08-09-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,890
Posted By Off the grid
+1 My EXC was much more reliable than my XRR...

+1
My EXC was much more reliable than my XRR was. And twice the bike as well.

I would basically give up on the Japanese bikes for any sort of performance off-road use unless you like being...
Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2014, 12:14 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,378
Posted By Off the grid
Absolutely. 690s have been around long enough to...

Absolutely. 690s have been around long enough to have their issues sorted. I can't think of a better TAT bike, personally.
Forum: Thumpers 07-26-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,621
Posted By Off the grid
Properly jetted and geared right the 450 should...

Properly jetted and geared right the 450 should loft the front easily in gears 1-3/4. How about some pictures of that bish! :deal
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,133
Posted By Off the grid
:deal

:deal
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,133
Posted By Off the grid
Beta, Husky, GasGas, Husaberg. 1-2 BMWs. ...

Beta, Husky, GasGas, Husaberg. 1-2 BMWs.

And that's it. Seriously.
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,133
Posted By Off the grid
300 exc.

300 exc.
Forum: Thumpers 07-19-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 967
Posted By Off the grid
:lol3 :deal

:lol3

:deal
Forum: Thumpers 07-19-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 967
Posted By Off the grid
It should look almost too loose. Like it was...

It should look almost too loose. Like it was said, KTMs like a lot of chain slop. The countershaft does not like being taxed.

I was running 13/50 on my 05 450 and this is what it looked like. ...
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 14,494
Posted By Off the grid
It's not about the bike, it's the rider. There...

It's not about the bike, it's the rider. There was a guy back East who would do all the dual sport rides with his GF on the back of his 450 Husky and smoke everyone.

However, you take the same...
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2014, 11:06 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 14,494
Posted By Off the grid
I love the Tenere as well, but it suffers from...

I love the Tenere as well, but it suffers from all the maladies that every other Japanese bike does....high weight, (and carries it's weight high) anemic power, really bad suspension. At least they...
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 14,494
Posted By Off the grid
I had an FZ-1. Man, what a fun bike. A bit...

I had an FZ-1. Man, what a fun bike. A bit soulless, but fucking A it scared me it was so fast.
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 14,494
Posted By Off the grid
I've ridden both KTMs and Japanese bikes. I would...

I've ridden both KTMs and Japanese bikes. I would buy another KTM in a heartbeat. I wouldn't ride any of the 3-4 offroad offerings that the Japanese manufacturers make.

My opinion is worth...
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 14,494
Posted By Off the grid
These aren't fat old ADVers like the guys in this...

These aren't fat old ADVers like the guys in this forum. These guys are rev-limiter-hitting, Hare-scramble-doing Class B/A Vet riders. I can't keep them in sight when we ride unless they pare it down...
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2014, 01:01 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 14,494
Posted By Off the grid
I know two guys personally who have 17k and 28k...

I know two guys personally who have 17k and 28k on their 520s, purchased new in 2001.
Guess unicorns do exist, and the Japanese companies are competitive in the dual sport market. :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,621
Posted By Off the grid
Buy it NOW. GO. Why are you still here?

Buy it NOW.

GO. Why are you still here?
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 14,494
Posted By Off the grid
I was one once as well. Scared of KTMs. Scared of...

I was one once as well. Scared of KTMs. Scared of the finicky, high-maintenance garage queens with unavailable parts.

Then I walked through my fear and bought one. Man, I couldn't have been more...
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2014, 12:20 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 14,494
Posted By Off the grid
It's not even the "high-tech, wiz-bang" goodies...

It's not even the "high-tech, wiz-bang" goodies that you fuckers seem to be so scared of.

It's working suspension that isn't disposable.
It's quality components like good hoops, bars, pegs,...
Forum: Thumpers 07-06-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,011
Posted By Off the grid
Back East 2 personal friends of mine bought 01...

Back East 2 personal friends of mine bought 01 520 EXCs when they came out in 2001. As of 2011 one guy had 18,000miles on it, the other guy over 26,000+miles. 18k bike is still on the original top...
Forum: Thumpers 07-06-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,011
Posted By Off the grid
The mileage isn't high at all given the...

The mileage isn't high at all given the condition, it looks very well taken care of. Offer 4500-5k cash and see what he says.
Forum: Thumpers 07-05-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 369
Views: 20,276
Posted By Off the grid
Well, it can technically go anywhere. But you...

Well, it can technically go anywhere. But you will be exhausted in 5mins and have a much higher chance of injury. Not to mention piss everyone off behind you.

And with the DRZ it's not so much...
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 369
Views: 20,276
Posted By Off the grid
Fuck, I'd ride a DRZ if I got it for 500 bucks. ...

Fuck, I'd ride a DRZ if I got it for 500 bucks.
Have any pics of what it looked like when you got it?
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2014, 12:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,124
Posted By Off the grid
Possibly the worst trail bike made out of all of...

Possibly the worst trail bike made out of all of them.

Pick up a used KTM/Husky/Husaberg and be done with it. Nothing else is in the same ballpark, especially if you need a plate.
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2014, 04:42 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,223
Posted By Off the grid
The reliability of the RFS bikes are...

The reliability of the RFS bikes are well-documented. :deal
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,143
Posted By Off the grid
Which may be true of the 690, admittedly my only...

Which may be true of the 690, admittedly my only experience was with the RFS series of bikes, and they came with great cans.



Ouch! :huh
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,143
Posted By Off the grid
KTMs factory exhaust are some of the best units...

KTMs factory exhaust are some of the best units out there as far as stock goes. They are better/lighter than some of the aftermarket choices.

If it were me, I'd save the $$ for the exhaust and...
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,223
Posted By Off the grid
+1 My ideal stable would be my Tiger or a...

+1

My ideal stable would be my Tiger or a 950 Super Enduro, 690 and 525/530 for woods duties.

I never quite understood those who place a high importance on "riding their bike to the trail,...
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,223
Posted By Off the grid
I found my EXC to be extremely competent and...

I found my EXC to be extremely competent and pretty comfortable on the road. You can put your legs up on the shrouds for those longer highway stretches. I've done multiple 100+ mile road days with no...
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2014, 12:13 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,223
Posted By Off the grid
The 07 RFS bike is possibly the best true 50/50...

The 07 RFS bike is possibly the best true 50/50 dual sport bike ever made.

Ride the piss out of it, check the valves every so often especially the intakes, and change the oil every 500-1k or so,...
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 369
Views: 20,276
Posted By Off the grid
:photog *Might be correct as far as Japanese...

:photog

*Might be correct as far as Japanese offerings go, which is sad. :cry
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,119
Posted By Off the grid
If you're going to upgrade, go all-in and switch...

If you're going to upgrade, go all-in and switch to a Euro bike.
Thank me later.
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 369
Views: 20,276
Posted By Off the grid
+1 And then call it the best thing since...

+1

And then call it the best thing since sliced bread. :lol3

And no, the WRR and DRZ aren't comparable. It's a 5-year old bike with recent tech vs a 20yr old bike.

C'mon now. The WRR is the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2014, 12:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 774
Posted By Off the grid
Absolutely. Completely normal. Those days I ride...

Absolutely. Completely normal. Those days I ride like a grandmother and just enjoy the scenery.
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