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Forum: Thumpers 12-13-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 772
Posted By Sp4rks
CRF230L? You're a bit heavier than I was(130lbs)...

CRF230L? You're a bit heavier than I was(130lbs) when I was always using my dad's, so you should beef up the suspension a bit. More aggressive tires. And maybe even get a kickstarter on there some...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 12-13-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,282
Posted By Sp4rks
Turbo charge it, I want to see a 225hp Rally Bike.

Turbo charge it, I want to see a 225hp Rally Bike.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 11-30-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 480
Posted By Sp4rks
http://www.dirtrider.com/files/2010/09/28912628-46...

http://www.dirtrider.com/files/2010/09/28912628-460x276.jpg
I guess KTM I going to go for it, but I just want a 1290 Super Enduro R.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-29-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,918
Posted By Sp4rks
And safer

And safer
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-16-2014, 11:34 PM
Replies: 2,430
Views: 326,718
Posted By Sp4rks
http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/wp-content/gallery...

http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/wp-content/gallery/2014-ktm-1290-super-duke-r-launch-photos/2014-ktm-1290-super-duke-r-10.jpg

Alright, here's a few hypothetical questions for you guys. Given that...
Forum: Thumpers 08-14-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 362
Posted By Sp4rks
Apparently 11.0:1 Sources:...

Apparently 11.0:1 Sources: http://www.bikez.com/motorcycles/ktm_525_sx_racing_2005.php
http://www.motorcycle.com/specs/ktm/off-road/2005/sx/525-racing.html...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-12-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,027
Posted By Sp4rks
Here,...

Here, (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOoy7_l2EbI) is a very good video of how not to cross a flooded road(Pretty good footage, GoPro and fitting backround music). Granted, saying "never ever go...
Forum: Thumpers 08-11-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,708
Posted By Sp4rks
Air Cooled+Carb'd=problematic, I'm sure it can be...

Air Cooled+Carb'd=problematic, I'm sure it can be figured out though.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 08-09-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 931
Views: 123,795
Posted By Sp4rks
Fuck that, I want a 1290 Super Enduro R, with the...

Fuck that, I want a 1290 Super Enduro R, with the full 192hp from the akropovic 1290 super duke r.
Forum: 2 smokers 07-29-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 945
Posted By Sp4rks
Anyone ever built a turbo 2 stroke(motorcycle or otherwise) with an Anti-Lag System?

http://www.pakwheels.com/forums/attachments/performance-modification-tune-up-preventive-maintenance/584720d1240566180-als-anti-lag-system-bang-bang-flame2_huh_pakwheels-com-.jpg...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-26-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 9,932
Views: 2,038,339
Posted By Sp4rks
http://also.kottke.org/misc/images/kubrick-subway-...

http://also.kottke.org/misc/images/kubrick-subway-newspapers.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 722
Posted By Sp4rks
http://www.motomachines.com/assets/images/690%20he...

http://www.motomachines.com/assets/images/690%20head%20light%20grill%20700.7510%20lights%20730.105%20close%20up.jpg

This may be an option, however, you'd have to find one for your enduro, as this...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-21-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 5,748
Views: 1,772,016
Posted By Sp4rks
http://www.1290superduker.com/cms/uploads/pics/dis...

http://www.1290superduker.com/cms/uploads/pics/discover_engine.jpg

Somewhat off topic, but do you think KTM should build and release a 1290 Super Enduro R? With the full stupidly over-powered...
Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 12,959
Views: 666,039
Posted By Sp4rks
A KTM's rim's and brakes are apparently worth...

A KTM's rim's and brakes are apparently worth than what Yamaha is making off those. And when a company makes a bike with appx twice the horsepower(even if it does have 100 more cc of displacement,...
Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,493
Posted By Sp4rks
http://www.rally-raidproducts.co.uk/blog/wp-conten...

http://www.rally-raidproducts.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/DSC_4555-1024x768.jpg
This Rotopax setup might be a realistic(if inelegant) solution.
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 17,915
Posted By Sp4rks
I apologize fucking up that quote, I meant to say...

I apologize fucking up that quote, I meant to say "maintain", not "ride". Sorry, it's late.
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 17,915
Posted By Sp4rks
I think we're arguing the same the point of that...

I think we're arguing the same the point of that the 500exc is not nearly as high maintenance as most commonly thought to be and can withstand massive amount of punishment if operated as intended.
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 17,915
Posted By Sp4rks
I didn't even mention reliability problems, I was...

I didn't even mention reliability problems, I was speaking of the amount of regular maintenance intervals required of a race prepped bike with a plate and how it could be remedied, to a certain...
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 17,915
Posted By Sp4rks
Personally, I think with the right mindset and a...

Personally, I think with the right mindset and a knowledge, a 500exc could be built up for similar usage. However, maintenance will still undeniably be more frequent even with de-tuning, a larger...
Forum: Equipment 07-14-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,072
Posted By Sp4rks
http://images0.revzilla.com/product_images/0040/73...

http://images0.revzilla.com/product_images/0040/7364/fox_bomber_gloves_black_black_zoom.jpg

I use fox bomber gloves, they work pretty well.
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,915
Posted By Sp4rks
http://cdnmedia.endeavorsuite.com/images/organizat...

http://cdnmedia.endeavorsuite.com/images/organizations/cf8cbb82-c7e2-47a4-a4f1-f7be661959fa/G650GS/Sertao/Sertao_3Q_Right.jpg?v=20120904195847
It most definitly won't be any worse than the tw200....
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 17,915
Posted By Sp4rks
People in this thread are comparing bikes like...

People in this thread are comparing bikes like the 500exc to a crf250l, when a KTM 500exc should be compared to a crf450x and a 300lbs 20hp crf250l has no comparison to anything KTM makes, because...
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,828
Posted By Sp4rks
KTM 150xc with a spare top end in a tank...

KTM 150xc with a spare top end in a tank bag?:dunno
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-20-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,316
Posted By Sp4rks
After I crashed down a loose rock/off camber hill...

After I crashed down a loose rock/off camber hill and smashed my shit up, I found half of a carbon fiber expansion chamber guard that probably belonged to some other rider who crashed down the hill...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-16-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 888
Views: 85,816
Posted By Sp4rks
Given that the the 1290 Super Duke R weighs...

Given that the the 1290 Super Duke R weighs 189kg, and makes about 192 HP with the Akropovic Exhaust alone, that's a near 1:1 power to weight ratio, and probably could reach 200mph if you removed the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 53,739
Posted By Sp4rks
Pirelli Hard Terrain Scorpion, get a file and...

Pirelli Hard Terrain Scorpion, get a file and sand off the part that says "For Off Road Use Only"
Forum: 2 smokers 05-14-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,621
Posted By Sp4rks
http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc387/Epsilon5...

http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc387/Epsilon584/20140313_182836.jpg
2002 125sx, needs new clutch, top end and carb cleaning :cry
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-09-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 888
Views: 85,816
Posted By Sp4rks
http://image.motorcyclistonline.com/f/firstrides/2...

http://image.motorcyclistonline.com/f/firstrides/2014_ktm_1290_super_duke_r_first_ride/61044999+w620/KTM%201290%20Super%20Duke.jpg
On the topic of Liter bikes and turbo, who here thinks that...
Forum: Thumpers 05-08-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,910
Posted By Sp4rks
My experience with the crf230l was multiple...

My experience with the crf230l was multiple killed batteries, and a damaged rectifier was the cause, I once got stuck out in the middle of no-where, and had to be pulled out by a quad. Another time I...
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,910
Posted By Sp4rks
I'm going to go with a crf230l as opposed to...

I'm going to go with a crf230l as opposed to crf250l, due to be noticeably lighter and having a lower center of gravity, making it feel very planted. Oh, and a very low seat height good for a new...
Forum: Thumpers 05-06-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 20,888
Posted By Sp4rks
Personally, I'd rather be dealing with being...

Personally, I'd rather be dealing with being uncomfortable on the Freeway than having to pick up a 450lbs+ bike on a trail when I bit off more than I could chew. The 690 is an extremely capable bike...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-03-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,449
Posted By Sp4rks
http://media.zeromotorcycles.com/press-2014/small/...

http://media.zeromotorcycles.com/press-2014/small/fx/studio/2014_zero-fx_studio_ra_1680x1200_press.jpg
44hp, 70ft/lbs of torque, 280lbs, no engine or transmission maintenance. Needs more...
Forum: Thumpers 04-26-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 12,953
Posted By Sp4rks
Agreed, curb hopping and coming off ledges on an...

Agreed, curb hopping and coming off ledges on an off-road bike should be expected, and most riders prefer to hit the ground running. Just one question though, would the chain kit be a possible...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-24-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,295
Posted By Sp4rks
Warning Sign: "Road Closed, Proceed at Own Risk" ...

Warning Sign: "Road Closed, Proceed at Own Risk"

Me: *Proceeds at Road's Own Risk
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 6,784
Posted By Sp4rks
Perhaps he just heard 107 and assumed mph and not...

Perhaps he just heard 107 and assumed mph and not kph? That's about 66mph, a much more realistic number, with 31hp, 14ft/lbs of torque and slightly below 300lbs weight.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-16-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,250
Posted By Sp4rks
I typically back it into the driveway or any...

I typically back it into the driveway or any surface to even out the height, with this 3ft wide ramp I got from Harbor Freight, then just push it up in neutral with a running start and walk along...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-15-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,985
Posted By Sp4rks
If I recall, you get a decent portion around Moab...

If I recall, you get a decent portion around Moab on some dirt trails, I'm sure of the difficulty. So proceed at your own risk. As far as packing, this article from Colorado Dirt Riders always helped...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-15-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,489
Posted By Sp4rks
Not really on a road, seeing as I'm off road only...

Not really on a road, seeing as I'm off road only at the moment, but at Hidden Falls a couple of trails are marked "Slow Down and Use Caustion, Loose Rock and Off Camber Trail", and they mean it,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-10-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,089
Posted By Sp4rks
My KTM 125sx? Power: 98% Handling: 5% ...

My KTM 125sx?

Power: 98%
Handling: 5%
Durability: 175%
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 299
Posted By Sp4rks
The KTM 125/150 Thread

http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc387/Epsilon584/20140313_182836.jpg
After seeing the KTM 300 and KTM 200 theads, I figured that I'll create one for their smaller, meaner, siblings. Here's mine,...
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