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Forum: Beasts 02-13-2004, 05:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,540
Posted By ram600
640 ADV R, 330 miles to the fuel light, with 3.5...

640 ADV R, 330 miles to the fuel light, with 3.5 litres still left in the tank.

Fuel milage is measured in miles per gallon, not miles per tank. Its really hard to compare miles per tank.

My...
Forum: Thumpers 02-13-2004, 01:42 PM
Replies: 720
Views: 113,652
Posted By ram600
Thunder Alley

Thunder Alley
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-13-2004, 01:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,527
Posted By ram600
The only real answer is from you. Due toyour...

The only real answer is from you. Due toyour dirt riding experience you negotiated the situation. Experience is the only thing that can be applied in these unduplicatable situations.

By the way...
Forum: Thumpers 01-27-2004, 06:51 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,104
Posted By ram600
As much as I like my KTM dualsport I would buy a...

As much as I like my KTM dualsport I would buy a DRZ s model now if I werre to do it over. I think the 400 DRZ would do as well as my LC4 on the road and off road it would be a toss up since the LC4...
Forum: Beasts 01-17-2004, 08:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,853
Posted By ram600
Since I saw the Desert Storm picture I have been...

Since I saw the Desert Storm picture I have been thinking of attacking the same project, though not for any one else to use. I personally would go with 8-9" suspension travel and exactly the right...
Forum: Thumpers 01-14-2004, 07:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 846
Posted By ram600
In general a lead/acid battery may not put out...

In general a lead/acid battery may not put out more power just because it is bigger, but I suspect that the larger area will cause it to last longer.
Forum: Thumpers 01-11-2004, 02:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,065
Posted By ram600
how hard is the LC4 to push start? Do you...

how hard is the LC4 to push start?

Do you smoke?
Forum: Ride reports 01-09-2004, 07:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,700
Posted By ram600
One word: Flashflood!

One word: Flashflood!
Forum: Road warriors 01-07-2004, 08:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,154
Posted By ram600
I just bought a GSXR1000 for the same thing. I...

I just bought a GSXR1000 for the same thing. I will change the clip ons and the foot peg position and take off for distances afar. I bought a tank bag and soft rear bags. I don't think I'll go...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-05-2004, 07:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,450
Posted By ram600
As someone already said the spring rate is wrong...

As someone already said the spring rate is wrong for your riding weight. I don't have a GS but on my dualsport I bought new springs (i weight 225 plus gear) and this change was the single best...
Forum: Road warriors 01-02-2004, 07:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,943
Posted By ram600
The Honda VFR comes with integrated brakes also,...

The Honda VFR comes with integrated brakes also, I'm told. There is your sportbike.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-30-2003, 07:51 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,286
Posted By ram600
In 1970's BK (before kids) we rode in the desert...

In 1970's BK (before kids) we rode in the desert of southern California. My wife rode real good for a woman and could ride my race bikes, when I wasn't. AK she never rode again until a couple years...
Forum: Beasts 12-30-2003, 06:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,399
Posted By ram600
too easy. That hurt!

too easy.

That hurt!
Forum: Beasts 12-30-2003, 01:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,399
Posted By ram600
THis belongs in a different forum. Is there one...

THis belongs in a different forum. Is there one for a 1977 Honda 750? Maybe it would work there.
Forum: Ride reports 12-29-2003, 10:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 923
Posted By ram600
Last summer I went across the Cascades for the...

Last summer I went across the Cascades for the first time. Is the route you traveled paved the entire way? I have a sportbike and don't want any gravel dings in the fairing. I could take my...
Forum: Beasts 12-25-2003, 10:13 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,250
Posted By ram600
BTW all this talk of dropping the forks through...

BTW all this talk of dropping the forks through the clamps will alter the bikes handling alot....

This is the very reason we drop the forks in the tripple clamp. The more experience you have...
Forum: Beasts 12-24-2003, 08:54 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,250
Posted By ram600
In my experience any bike can be made to handle...

In my experience any bike can be made to handle up to a point. If the S model is needed it is needed not because of where it is , but where it could be with additional suspension mods. I doubt any...
Forum: Road warriors 12-22-2003, 05:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,387
Posted By ram600
I see a brand new bike and no accessories. What...

I see a brand new bike and no accessories. What were you thinking? I would have bought a new RS in black but they wouldn't take trades at my dealer. So the Suzuki dealer got my business. I have a...
Forum: Ride reports 12-15-2003, 07:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,442
Posted By ram600
I own two Nikons and a number of lens. No more...

I own two Nikons and a number of lens. No more Nikons for me. Mine are film cameras, but when I go to digital it will be some other brand.
Forum: Road warriors 12-09-2003, 01:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,000
Posted By ram600
Ducati uses the engineers from WWll to design...

Ducati uses the engineers from WWll to design their frames. Add suspension and motor and there you have it a good handling bridge.
Forum: Ride reports 12-07-2003, 04:42 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,823
Posted By ram600
I was there for the first time. It was much...

I was there for the first time. It was much smaller than I had envisioned. Actually Iv'e been in dealerships with as much motorcycle stuff as the show had. After two hours I had surveyed...
Forum: Thumpers 12-04-2003, 07:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,733
Posted By ram600
Well; that's my story and I'm stick'in to it...

Well;
that's my story and I'm stick'in to it...
Forum: Beasts 12-04-2003, 07:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,254
Posted By ram600
What are those coily things going from the swing...

What are those coily things going from the swing arm to the frme?
Forum: Beasts 12-04-2003, 06:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,254
Posted By ram600
The problem with posting this stuff.....is that...

The problem with posting this stuff.....is that it takes me away from doing the sensable thing...which is getting a 950

Surely you don't mean you would rather have a Guzzi than a KTM?
Forum: Thumpers 12-04-2003, 05:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,733
Posted By ram600
There is an article somewhere on the web about a...

There is an article somewhere on the web about a guy that cut open a number of oil filters to see how they were built. THe K&N was about the best built filter having more filter surface area and...
Forum: Regional forums 11-30-2003, 04:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 442
Posted By ram600
Thanks for the responses. I am riding a KTM 640...

Thanks for the responses. I am riding a KTM 640 Dualsport and my partner (there may be more later) is riding a dualsport converted XR650.
Forum: Regional forums 11-23-2003, 11:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 442
Posted By ram600
Saginaw mountains/ Standley Idaho

I am planning a trip to Standley Idaho next June (last weekend)and need information on the trail riding around there. We will be riding dualsport bikes. I live about 350 miles from Standley and...
Forum: Thumpers 11-16-2003, 09:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,366
Posted By ram600
My dualsport 640 ran better each time out until...

My dualsport 640 ran better each time out until about 2000 miles. It seemed to gain power until then. I weight 225 and had race tech springs installed in the front and an Adventurer rear shock...
Forum: Road warriors 11-12-2003, 09:47 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,269
Posted By ram600
Think about what you like about each bike and...

Think about what you like about each bike and what it would take to make the V Strom like that. I would buy the V Strom and have the suspension reworked. I would replace the exhaust with...
Forum: Thumpers 11-07-2003, 09:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,479
Posted By ram600
Flanny's advice is of course correct, but I live...

Flanny's advice is of course correct, but I live on the edge. Besides the cam on these bikes is very mild. If they were pushing the limits then I suspect that the exact clearance would be...
Forum: Beasts 11-07-2003, 05:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,869
Posted By ram600
I'm going to talk to my Suzuki dealer.

I'm going to talk to my Suzuki dealer.
Forum: Thumpers 11-06-2003, 07:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,479
Posted By ram600
I always adjust my valves toward the tight side...

I always adjust my valves toward the tight side of tolerances. This gives a longer duration and power in the higher rpm range. When your valves break in they seat into the valve seat causing the...
Forum: Ride reports 11-06-2003, 07:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,027
Posted By ram600
You think that is good wait till you see the...

You think that is good wait till you see the ground in Utah. You're really going to be impressed. Actually that looks like the riding here in Oregon, that part of it anyway.
Forum: Beasts 11-02-2003, 09:46 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 12,128
Posted By ram600
In my previous life I raced mx. You probably...

In my previous life I raced mx. You probably never heard of me but I have learned that when the front of a bike dives during braking it changes the steering geometry in such a way as to steer much...
Forum: Thumpers 10-31-2003, 05:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 948
Posted By ram600
I have some Renthal fat bars on my 2002. I could...

I have some Renthal fat bars on my 2002. I could not take the bend on the stock Magura bars. I bought a CR high bend and they are great for me.
Forum: Thumpers 10-31-2003, 05:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,651
Posted By ram600
I have a 2002 KTM dualsport 640 and I don't think...

I have a 2002 KTM dualsport 640 and I don't think that 85 mph for sustained periods is something you can look forward to on the KTM's. They do vibrate a lot and may do themselves some harm at that...
Forum: Beasts 10-31-2003, 01:43 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,410
Posted By ram600
And what about Honda's Red! and Suzuki's...

And what about Honda's Red! and Suzuki's Yellow!...?

A simple case of mis-spelled words. That silver Adventurer is sure nice. The same bike is at a dealer near me. I already have a 2002...
Forum: Beasts 10-31-2003, 01:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,616
Posted By ram600
Let me be the first to apologize about the orange...

Let me be the first to apologize about the orange color. Too bad you couldn't get a different color. I would have bought the S model also. But not until they make it a different color.
Forum: Beasts 10-30-2003, 10:24 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,410
Posted By ram600
KTM does make a couple of good bikes. Mine is...

KTM does make a couple of good bikes. Mine is Red/Black. I also saw a silver one. The're good.

Orange? You know KTM color does make a difference. It's a lot like Kawasaki. Green! Orange! ...
Forum: Beasts 10-30-2003, 01:30 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,410
Posted By ram600
Well your obviously Not like everyone. That...

Well your obviously Not like everyone.

That hurt!

You orange people are strange.
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