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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-23-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 5,900
Views: 272,454
Posted By zimm
I'm bored at work and just found this thread. I...

I'm bored at work and just found this thread. I have nothing to add except does anyone know of a local place to let my 4 year old try out the Honda Z50R my brother is restoring for him? An open...
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 901
Posted By zimm
Great ideas guys. Keep them coming. I'd love a...

Great ideas guys. Keep them coming. I'd love a KTM 350, but for this first round, I'll get a budget beater for under $2k and start with that. I'm liking the 150 idea. The boys can grow into it. ...
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 901
Posted By zimm
I'm thinking TTR/DRZ/CRF... I shiver imagining a...

I'm thinking TTR/DRZ/CRF... I shiver imagining a hot rod 350/450 thumper puking coolant while I'm slipping the clutch to just follow the kids.

Trials bike would be cool, but you can't really sit...
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 901
Posted By zimm
I hear you on the 450. My brother had a 200XC-W...

I hear you on the 450. My brother had a 200XC-W (2 stroke) and it was harder to ride than my 300, it was a revver. I guess I need more tractor like that won't overheat and have a nice low 1st gear....
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 901
Posted By zimm
What bike to follow kids learning on 50's and for dad's play time?

Bottom Line Up Front (BLUF): What would be the best bike for escorting my kid or kids learning to ride on a little Z50 and the other on his electric quad? Something comfy, can idle along the trails,...
Forum: Equipment 07-02-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,271
Posted By zimm
I've tried using Klipsh S4 and X10 and skull...

I've tried using Klipsh S4 and X10 and skull candy and none of them work in a helmet. As soon as my helmet ear cups hit the buds, they go silent. I'm not sure if the silicone covers up the port, or...
Forum: Equipment 07-02-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 245
Posted By zimm
Bluetooth for only pandora- Scala QZ the best?

My Sena SMH10 is dying bad (first gen). Pins are worn out, the speaker jack is broken out of the housing, etc. I never use intercom, but listen to pandora on my work commute.

Doing some googling,...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 06-05-2014, 04:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,246
Posted By zimm
Did you attempt to update with a Mac? I think...

Did you attempt to update with a Mac? I think that's the problem. You'll probably need a new unit. I updated in windows with no problems.
Forum: Equipment 05-22-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 464
Posted By zimm
Thanks fellas. I don't need "waterproof" but I've...

Thanks fellas. I don't need "waterproof" but I've had leather gloves that turned into a dry, hard, crumpled mess after being soaked- oh and they dyed my hands black.

I'm reading up on aerostich...
Forum: Equipment 05-21-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 464
Posted By zimm
Water resistant summer glove with big cuff?

I need some new leather warm weather gloves. I use gerbings in the winter and have some short mesh ones for hot days. My joe rocket's are worn out. I want something leather, with a nice big cuff...
Forum: Road warriors 04-22-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 1,861
Views: 316,239
Posted By zimm
There's a forum for assholes too

There's a forum for assholes too
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 04-22-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,246
Posted By zimm
I got mine back today. Quick turnaround. I got...

I got mine back today. Quick turnaround. I got a different model because the road rash on the case is gone. It popped off in a parking lot once....:D
Forum: Road warriors 04-22-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 1,861
Views: 316,239
Posted By zimm
Boots... There's a gear forum for that... ...

Boots... There's a gear forum for that...

As for the 16t, I liked it at first, but since most of my riding is highway commuting at 78-80mph, I went back to stock. Still at 5000rpms during my...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 04-21-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,246
Posted By zimm
I've had issues with garmin stuff for Mac in the...

I've had issues with garmin stuff for Mac in the past too. When I get the replacement I'll update with my Mac booted with windows.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 04-20-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,246
Posted By zimm
Garmin had me go through 20 mins of trying to...

Garmin had me go through 20 mins of trying to reset the garmin. They gave up and gave me an RMA. I sent it back and the day after they got it, I have a refurbished one coming back to me. Not bad...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 04-15-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,246
Posted By zimm
Same exact problem here today. Going to call...

Same exact problem here today. Going to call Garmin....
Forum: Orange Crush 03-08-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,288
Posted By zimm
Got my bike back from dealer. There's a white 2...

Got my bike back from dealer. There's a white 2 wire connector in the steering neck. If you jump them, it turns on the ignition. Then with key inserted, I can start bike. I rigged a switch to get...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-05-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 9,828
Posted By zimm
Dealer called me. They read this thread and...

Dealer called me. They read this thread and checked my bike. My wires are fine but ignition switch is bad. Will take 3 weeks to get one programmed and keyed by ktm. Not under warranty either.
Forum: Orange Crush 03-04-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,288
Posted By zimm
Dealer called. It's not the wiring but the...

Dealer called. It's not the wiring but the ignition switch is bad. 3 weeks to get one from ktm keyed and programmed to my numbers. No warranty either.
Forum: Orange Crush 03-04-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 9,828
Posted By zimm
Thanks for the thread. I emailed the link to it...

Thanks for the thread. I emailed the link to it to my dealership that still has my 990 SMT. They're calling KTM USA today about it. Hopefully they'll cover the cost of the repair, I'm 3 weeks out...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-28-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,288
Posted By zimm
They've had the bike a week. It's definitly...

They've had the bike a week. It's definitly wires in the steering head. If they wiggle the bars back and forth they can get the lights to flicker on and off. They said 3-5 hours labor to tear into...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-24-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,288
Posted By zimm
Nope, hopefully I'll hear something today. I...

Nope, hopefully I'll hear something today. I called Saturday and they hadn't looked at it. I'm riding my *gasp* Harley to work and it's a lot colder than the KTM/aerostich/heated grips/heated gear...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-21-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,288
Posted By zimm
Would side stand switch cause the whole bike be...

Would side stand switch cause the whole bike be dead electrically? It's at the dealer, we'll see what they say. Warranty ran out 3 weeks ago, of course.
Forum: Orange Crush 02-21-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,288
Posted By zimm
Well it's going to the dealer this afternoon. ...

Well it's going to the dealer this afternoon. I'll have them check for cables. I did move the bars far left to lock the steering at the time it died....
Forum: Orange Crush 02-21-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,288
Posted By zimm
No dice. Connections are tight, all fuses are...

No dice. Connections are tight, all fuses are good. I don't have a voltmeter here at work, but I plugged in my gerbings heat controller and it lights up, so the battery has something. Looks like a...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-21-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,288
Posted By zimm
Thanks, I'll check those again. Also I checked...

Thanks, I'll check those again. Also I checked the owner's manual- there's a 30 amp main fuse as well as a spare. I'm going to walk out there and see if that's it. I'll report back.
...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-21-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,288
Posted By zimm
990 died while parking- whole bike is dead

2011 990 SMT. I rode into work today and I pulled into a parking spot. I was putting down my kickstand about the same time I reached over to turn off the key and the bike shut off! I didn't turn the...
Forum: Equipment 01-24-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,258
Posted By zimm
I need some mittens ASAP. I blew a tendon in my...

I need some mittens ASAP. I blew a tendon in my middle finger tip and have a stacks splint that doesn't fit in my gerbings gloves. Hoping to find some mittens with a big gauntlet that'll work over...
Forum: Road warriors 01-23-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 1,861
Views: 316,239
Posted By zimm
Wolfman rear bag ...

Wolfman rear bag
http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h76/zimm17/KTM%20990%20SMT/ce5285fe.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 12-04-2013, 10:03 AM
Replies: 1,861
Views: 316,239
Posted By zimm
Off the top of my head: 2011- ABS and push...

Off the top of my head:

2011- ABS and push button for hazards in dash
2012- External rear shock preload adjuster knob
Forum: Equipment 11-26-2013, 08:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,155
Posted By zimm
U-ship is a risk- anyone can haul a bike on...

U-ship is a risk- anyone can haul a bike on there. Are they insured? What happens if the bike is damaged in transit? Any recourse? The professionals are insured. Something to consider.
Forum: Equipment 11-26-2013, 06:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,155
Posted By zimm
I've used motorcycleshippers.com (JC motors) a...

I've used motorcycleshippers.com (JC motors) a couple of times and I highly recommend them. My brother used them to ship from east coast to Hawaii! Not the cheapest, but they put your bike on a...
Forum: Road warriors 10-01-2013, 06:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,088
Posted By zimm
I had an '89 as my first street bike from...

I had an '89 as my first street bike from '97-'98. Awesome bike. Handles as well as any sport bike from that era, just with 39hp and a 122mph top speed to keep new riders out of serious trouble.
...
Forum: Road warriors 05-16-2013, 08:11 AM
Replies: 1,861
Views: 316,239
Posted By zimm
You don't buy a KTM for MPG's. If you want that,...

You don't buy a KTM for MPG's. If you want that, stick with your Kymco!
Forum: Road warriors 05-16-2013, 06:34 AM
Replies: 1,861
Views: 316,239
Posted By zimm
I also get 34mpg and my riding is all highway-...

I also get 34mpg and my riding is all highway- 78mph @ 4900rpm on the HOV lanes. Fill up every 150 miles. Front end is not hard to keep down, but it's also very easy to lift up. If you open the...
Forum: Road warriors 04-29-2013, 03:06 PM
Replies: 1,861
Views: 316,239
Posted By zimm
Best of luck to you! I have a Givvi Trekker 52N...

Best of luck to you! I have a Givvi Trekker 52N on the cargo rack for my trunk. They're very nice, BUT they are plastic with an aluminum sheet metal which functions for looks. I'm sure they can...
Forum: Equipment 03-15-2013, 06:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 841
Posted By zimm
Great tip, so I looked into it. Lifetime warranty...

Great tip, so I looked into it. Lifetime warranty on only the heating element. Mine still works. The stitching is only a 1 year warranty and I can't find my receipt from 7 years ago, so I can't prove...
Forum: Equipment 03-14-2013, 05:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 841
Posted By zimm
Do any of these have the sleve wires to plug my...

Do any of these have the sleve wires to plug my gerbings gloves into? Will my dual heat controller work? I couldn't tell from any of the sites.
Forum: Equipment 03-14-2013, 04:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 841
Posted By zimm
Better replacement for gerbings jacket?

My gerbings jacket is ready to retire. Huge armpit hole, the liner is shreded to the point my arms go into the wires and insulation, etc.

Before I order a new one- are there any better options on...
Forum: Road warriors 02-22-2013, 10:16 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 50,886
Posted By zimm
I saw the hyper at the D.C. motorcycle show. ...

I saw the hyper at the D.C. motorcycle show. Looks pretty cool. Much narrower fairing than the SMT. The SMT's 5 gallon tank spreads out quite a bit- which offers wind protection for your legs as...
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