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Forum: Thumpers 01-07-2012, 11:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,540
Posted By GunshipDriver
Having problems starting my 2008 KTM 530 EXC-R

Greetings... so I thought it was the starter or maybe the stator. I tried applying battery power directly to the starter and it did not turn. I pulled the starter, took it apart, found nothing...
Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2010, 10:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 615
Posted By GunshipDriver
Differences between a 2002ish KTM 400 EXC and a 2007ish KTM 400 XC-W?

Are they similar bikes or very different? I've been hearing good things about the 400cc powerplant and want a bike that won't be "too intimidating" to a dirt novice...
Forum: Thumpers 09-27-2010, 09:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,241
Posted By GunshipDriver
Read some of your other posts and have been doing...

Read some of your other posts and have been doing a fair bit of research on this the last hour or two... seems like a good choice.. slightly harder to find a good deal on a used one as there doesn't...
Forum: Thumpers 09-27-2010, 09:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,241
Posted By GunshipDriver
Thanks... To clarify.. it would be 60 miles round...

Thanks... To clarify.. it would be 60 miles round trip on a semi-windy two lane and sometimes four lane road for the most part. What about a second set of tires and wheel set up somewhat more a...
Forum: Thumpers 09-27-2010, 08:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,241
Posted By GunshipDriver
yeah.. i can definitely see the point of trying...

yeah.. i can definitely see the point of trying to be a jack of all trades and a master of none... I don't think it would be too hard for me to plate since I'm military and register my vehicles in my...
Forum: Thumpers 09-27-2010, 08:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,241
Posted By GunshipDriver
they are sweet... I just don't see myself getting...

they are sweet... I just don't see myself getting all that comfortable or good at steering with the back end on a larger thumper... :dllama

if i were better at riding on the dirt, it would be a...
Forum: Thumpers 09-26-2010, 02:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,241
Posted By GunshipDriver
I like the way you think :evil so much so...

I like the way you think :evil

so much so that I had bought one of those 950 Adventures a few years ago and had since sold it and moved on to the 950 Supermoto. I did like the 950 Adv, however,...
Forum: Thumpers 09-26-2010, 02:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,241
Posted By GunshipDriver
Which Thumper to get?

A little on my dilemma.... Been riding street for about 14 years now... started dabbling on the dirt about 4 years ago on a KTM 640 Adv getting a bit of dirt in every few months or so. I do enjoy...
Forum: Road warriors 01-29-2010, 06:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,162
Posted By GunshipDriver
quite interesting

So is this defect something that is taking place 4 years or so after ownership? I have an '06 w/about 10k miles... haven't had this issue yet.. I have had the leaking see thru oil tube issue...
Forum: Road warriors 06-10-2008, 05:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 10,208
Posted By GunshipDriver
Where'd you get the aluminum tubing? What did...

Where'd you get the aluminum tubing? What did you use to cut it or does it matter?
Forum: Vendors 06-08-2008, 05:41 AM
Replies: 455
Views: 70,338
Posted By GunshipDriver
ordered last monday.. got it yesterday,...

ordered last monday.. got it yesterday, saturday.... is it me or is it really hard to get the key in there? I haven't been able to get more than just the tip in... I guess I'm just "too big" ...
Forum: Road warriors 04-23-2008, 07:43 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,208
Posted By GunshipDriver
KTM 950 SM!!!! Great Ergos.. Fun Fast Bike...

KTM 950 SM!!!! Great Ergos.. Fun Fast Bike that's easy to ride fast... You can thank me later :clap
Forum: Road warriors 04-07-2008, 12:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 684
Posted By GunshipDriver
I'm guessing with the 1" risers the cables are...

I'm guessing with the 1" risers the cables are all fine... do you think a 2" riser would work as well?
Forum: Road warriors 04-07-2008, 09:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 684
Posted By GunshipDriver
New bars on a 950 SM?

So I'm still within the first 100 miles of owning my "new to me" 950 SM.. its strange how "road tires" feel new to me all of a sudden (spent the last few years riding on knobbies almost exclusively)....
Forum: Road warriors 04-02-2008, 05:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 420
Posted By GunshipDriver
Wicked Help me round out my stable!

For the last year it's been a two bike stable with my 640 and 950 Advs in the garage. Yes a bit of a overlap but both great bikes.. the 640 for fun in the dirt, on the tight canyon roads, and...
Forum: Road warriors 04-02-2008, 05:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,291
Posted By GunshipDriver
I just bought a used one... got a good deal.. and...

I just bought a used one... got a good deal.. and the seller/bike met my criteria for the deal... I've bought (and later sold) 9 motorcycles in the last 3 years.. all previously owned and I haven't...
Forum: Road warriors 04-01-2008, 05:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,224
Posted By GunshipDriver
in case you were all wondering...

...i picked up a KTM 950 SM... very very agile, great brakes, great power, and very very fun.
Forum: Road warriors 04-01-2008, 07:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,521
Posted By GunshipDriver
KTM 950SM Luggage Option?

I searched online and saw a few things.. but I would appreciate seeing what you alls are doing with your bikes?
Forum: Road warriors 03-31-2008, 02:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 883
Posted By GunshipDriver
I appreciate all the help and candor

Turns out the best deal is the one you pick up! (given it's not a lemon).

Picked up my '06 Black Beaute last evening and have been grinning ear to ear since. She wasn't all that much fun down...
Forum: Road warriors 03-29-2008, 08:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 883
Posted By GunshipDriver
What's a good price on a used KTM 950SM?

I'm looking at a 2006 with 3k miles. I heard old inventory was being sold at dealers for $8-9k. Not sure if that's right/true or not... but I'm curious to what you alls have to say.:ear
Forum: Road warriors 03-26-2008, 12:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,224
Posted By GunshipDriver
Best advice so far!!!

Best advice so far!!!
Forum: Road warriors 03-26-2008, 11:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,224
Posted By GunshipDriver
I appreciate all the info... I love the Super...

I appreciate all the info... I love the Super Duke.. but I don't think I could spend that much money on one when I could get an Aprilia (RSVR and/or possibly Tuono) with Ohlins Forks, Shock,...
Forum: Road warriors 03-26-2008, 08:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,224
Posted By GunshipDriver
What's the best Hooligan bike that can do Track Days?

The title says it all! Currently in my stable I got a 950 Adv and a 640 Adv... love the power on teh 950... and short of a 19/17 wheel swap and other mods.. it just doesn't carve as hard as I'd like...
Forum: Road warriors 03-25-2008, 09:21 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,809
Posted By GunshipDriver
nice bikes...

...but why couldn't they have used radial brakes?
Forum: Road warriors 03-20-2008, 12:49 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 354,575
Posted By GunshipDriver
my list...

started in 1996 with a mighty Honda Nighthawk Two-Fiddy, that's right 250 big ones! started this adventure in the warm climates of Honolulu, Hawaii

Got tired not being able to lock up the front...
Forum: Road warriors 03-20-2008, 12:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,336
Posted By GunshipDriver
please share with her ATGATT... took me a few...

please share with her ATGATT... took me a few years and a couple of crashes to learn... some of the best advice I heard after the fact is to put money aside for gear first before getting the bike......
Forum: Road warriors 03-20-2008, 12:16 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,519
Posted By GunshipDriver
I second...

..the VFR... you can get a great deal on a used one and they are a great blend of comfort and sportiness... another nice bike is the Aprilia Futura..
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-03-2008, 08:24 PM
Replies: 318
Views: 12,695
Posted By GunshipDriver
Many many thanks...

...go out to Gearheart and family

I wonder how many of us are going to harborfrieght and picking up a portable air pump.. hope your bike is doing alright.

Had a great time meeting y'alls and...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-28-2008, 09:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,714
Posted By GunshipDriver
say it isn't so!!! :cry I never thought I'd see...

say it isn't so!!! :cry I never thought I'd see the day Uncle Rick was pushing his motorcycle... is that a pig I just saw soaring by?
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-27-2008, 09:22 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,118
Posted By GunshipDriver
Attn: "Phantom Three-Zero"

nice avatar.. and also pics from your post. saw the beautiful flying pig and just wanted to give a shout out. wish I was in the area for your ride.. I sure do miss the PacNW..
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-24-2008, 06:26 PM
Replies: 318
Views: 12,695
Posted By GunshipDriver
No more being undecided...

I'm in! :clap I'll bring some cash for the meat as well... let me know if I missed anything... :ear

GSDRVR
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-10-2008, 07:45 PM
Replies: 318
Views: 12,695
Posted By GunshipDriver
"midnight run?" sounds cold... :eek1

"midnight run?" sounds cold... :eek1
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-29-2007, 02:02 PM
Replies: 318
Views: 12,695
Posted By GunshipDriver
Greetings...

..Uncle Rick was telling me about all the fun you had and I don't think I could bare to miss it a second time.

Would this ride be "R1200GSA friendly?" I have a couple of friends on them and...
Forum: Road warriors 11-05-2007, 08:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,789
Posted By GunshipDriver
Thanks...

...i appreciate all the good feedback.. especially from those who have ridden or owned the bike. I'd love to believe money doesn't figure into what bike I get, but as the funds are limited.. I'd...
Forum: Road warriors 11-04-2007, 09:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,789
Posted By GunshipDriver
Ducati Mike Hailwood MH900e

I had seen one the other day and it piqued my curiosity to say the least.. anyone ever ride one? I'd love to hear what you have to say even if you haven't... I know it won't handle/perform like a...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-04-2007, 09:19 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 297
Posted By GunshipDriver
Lookin 4 North County San Diego Moto Euro Club

I had once gotten together with a few fellas from the North County San Diego European Motorcycle Club and was wondering if they all still meet? Please PM me if you have any details/contact info. ...
Forum: Road warriors 11-02-2007, 06:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 566
Posted By GunshipDriver
Maint costs between '07 S4R and '06 749S

Looking at some different options... but curious to know what would the maintenance costs look like on those bikes? I just love the looks of both bikes... from what I've read they seem to perform...
Forum: Alaska 08-16-2007, 02:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 830
Posted By GunshipDriver
Thanks for the help thus far.

I got a couple of PMs trying to get me in the right direction.. Thanks for the help.. I still am in need of getting something more concrete if any of you know of someone doing the Alcan in a vehicle...
Forum: Alaska 08-14-2007, 01:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 830
Posted By GunshipDriver
Bump to the top!

Still looking for some assistance if you know of anyone doing the "Alcan" from North to South!
Forum: Alaska 08-14-2007, 01:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 830
Posted By GunshipDriver
Jack, Thank you for all your help in...

Jack,

Thank you for all your help in looking at the boat and trying to get this accomplished for me. I apologize for not being able to get this done. River City has just been lifted. Please...
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