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Forum: Equipment 11-03-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 2,675
Views: 1,041,159
Posted By ZenMoto
I'm putting together a new, ultra-light tool kit...

I'm putting together a new, ultra-light tool kit for the LA-Barstow-Vegas at the end of the month.

Trying to think outside the box, and seeing some of the compact tools listed in this thread, led...
Forum: Equipment 10-28-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 2,675
Views: 1,041,159
Posted By ZenMoto
I know this is waaaay past the post (I'm getting...

I know this is waaaay past the post (I'm getting lost building a new tool roll), but for anyone with this issue (*cough* like my KTM *cough*) ...I just use a small neodymium magnet with a...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-19-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 10,499
Views: 3,452,534
Posted By ZenMoto
Now that's an awesome photo! :) I love Devil's...

Now that's an awesome photo! :) I love Devil's Tower.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-18-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 7,494
Views: 567,746
Posted By ZenMoto
Nice meeting you as well. I have to admit I was...

Nice meeting you as well. I have to admit I was impressed by the new toilets, shaded staging areas, and some of the trail maintenance that has been done.

Like you, I wish they hadn't closed off...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-18-2014, 01:02 AM
Replies: 7,494
Views: 567,746
Posted By ZenMoto
Well, I won't be there by 9am, but if you see a...

Well, I won't be there by 9am, but if you see a solo rider on a dead sexy 500EXC with an Acerbis desert tank, that's probably me; stop me and say hi.

I need to test out my knee before the LABV...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-08-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 19,979
Posted By ZenMoto
Replied on D37. I have a room already paid for...

Replied on D37. I have a room already paid for also.

I have a potential riding buddy, but may prefer to just do my own thing, since I had a biff recently and I'm not sure how well my knee is...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-07-2014, 11:44 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 19,979
Posted By ZenMoto
L.A.-Barstow to Vegas LAB2V 2014 Fri Nov 28 and Sat. Nov 29

Well, I'm registered and getting prepped. Haven't been in a few years and this will be my first LABV in a really long time that I'm not running as a sweep rider.

I'm thinking the new 500EXC will...
Forum: Thumpers 10-05-2014, 01:18 AM
Replies: 7,852
Views: 1,639,965
Posted By ZenMoto
These are the guards run and I love them. ...

These are the guards run and I love them.

https://www.bulletproofdesigns.com/products/type/radiator-guards/ktm-radiator-guards.html

Very high quality and easy to install.
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 71,667
Posted By ZenMoto
Cool! Thanks Ned. ...please do report back once...

Cool! Thanks Ned. ...please do report back once you've had a real ride. I'm mostly concerned if you feel the new cover interferes with your foot placement at all.

I've been very happy with...
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 7,852
Views: 1,639,965
Posted By ZenMoto
I have this light in my '14. ...fantastic light!!!

I have this light in my '14. ...fantastic light!!!
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 7,852
Views: 1,639,965
Posted By ZenMoto
Damn RailwayRog and MedPilot, I hope you guys...

Damn RailwayRog and MedPilot, I hope you guys heal fast!!!
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 7,852
Views: 1,639,965
Posted By ZenMoto
Thanks guys. ...I'm going the sand / polish...

Thanks guys. ...I'm going the sand / polish route for now to see if that works. Kinda' sucks having to install new seals, as I just had the forks rebuilt a month ago! :cry

We'll see how it...
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 7,852
Views: 1,639,965
Posted By ZenMoto
Well, I've got less than 250 miles on my 500 (all...

Well, I've got less than 250 miles on my 500 (all of them, completely awesome, by the way). ...but noticed some oil on my left fork leg. :cry

At first I thought I had managed to blow a seal...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-21-2014, 10:57 PM
Replies: 10,499
Views: 3,452,534
Posted By ZenMoto
That's in the hills just north of Barstow, CA. ...

That's in the hills just north of Barstow, CA. Lots of great trails out in that area!
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-21-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 10,499
Views: 3,452,534
Posted By ZenMoto
A few of my KTM. ...it's a work in progress. :D...

A few of my KTM. ...it's a work in progress. :D

http://zenmoto.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/KTM/El-Mirage/i-tScRqdT/0/X2/tyler_01%20%281%20of%2011%29-X2.jpg
...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-21-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 3,730
Views: 735,240
Posted By ZenMoto
Here's a video I threw together from the LA Dual...

Here's a video I threw together from the LA Dual Sport Ride For Kids on the 12th.

Was a great time, lots of fun down-hill runs, and raised a bit of money for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. ...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-16-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 411
Posted By ZenMoto
Los Angeles, Dual Sport Ride For Kids (video)

Here's a few pics from this past weekend's DS Ride For Kids. We ended up raising a little over $44,000 for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. :clap

Here's my merry crew, Furious Frank, DCon,...
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 7,852
Views: 1,639,965
Posted By ZenMoto
I'm sure that's exactly it. With the switch body...

I'm sure that's exactly it. With the switch body (even the narrower Sicass one), then the mount for the clutch lever / reservoir, where the mounts for the NexGen attach, puts it directly in the path...
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 7,852
Views: 1,639,965
Posted By ZenMoto
I also have a '14 500EXC. The Nexgen will not...

I also have a '14 500EXC. The Nexgen will not fit with the clutch line. I ordered a replacement line from Spiegler with a 30 degree fitting at the reservoir end (somewhere in this thread is the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2014, 10:55 PM
Replies: 7,852
Views: 1,639,965
Posted By ZenMoto
2012 ktm 500 exc?

TPS question. ...I've read the threads where everyone recommends .610v for a TPS reading, but I have the "magic mod" and when I checked it tonight, it was set at .744.

Now that the 500 is getting...
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2014, 10:51 PM
Replies: 7,852
Views: 1,639,965
Posted By ZenMoto
I'm sure that will work. I've used a 2S pack to...

I'm sure that will work. I've used a 2S pack to jump start my Toyota FJ cruiser at the RC park more than once!

In fact, I keep one, and some alligator clips in the glove box at the airport when...
Forum: Vendors 04-01-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 1,583
Views: 203,353
Posted By ZenMoto
You're the man! :beer

You're the man! :beer
Forum: Vendors 03-31-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 1,583
Views: 203,353
Posted By ZenMoto
Hey Mike, I sent you a PM about my Rack Loops. ...

Hey Mike,
I sent you a PM about my Rack Loops. ...and just got my R15 pack in the mail. :thumb
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 7,852
Views: 1,639,965
Posted By ZenMoto
I've ordered the Evan's "Powersports" coolant. ...

I've ordered the Evan's "Powersports" coolant. In the XR, the only option was NPG+, but the Powersports coolant is what they are gearing towards dirt-bikes and ATVs, so that's what I'm going to run.
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 7,852
Views: 1,639,965
Posted By ZenMoto
I'm swapping over to Evans as soon as it comes...

I'm swapping over to Evans as soon as it comes in. I ran it in my XR650R for years, and with no fan, the big XR was notorious for running hot in the SoCal desert. ...after the Evans conversion, it...
Forum: Vendors 03-24-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 1,583
Views: 203,353
Posted By ZenMoto
Just to be clear, I believe my Loctite may be old...

Just to be clear, I believe my Loctite may be old and bad; this is the 2nd part I've had rattle loose, and I'm religious about using the stuff. ...I don't think it's an issue with the product in any...
Forum: Vendors 03-24-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 1,583
Views: 203,353
Posted By ZenMoto
Hey amanlikemike, I was out in the desert this...

Hey amanlikemike, I was out in the desert this weekend and had one of my Rack Loops come apart, losing one of the thread-on caps (I was able to find the portion with the loop, and the nylon washer...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-18-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,521
Posted By ZenMoto
I've lived in TO (now nearby in Moorpark) and...

I've lived in TO (now nearby in Moorpark) and there is nothing particularly close. ...but if the family / work is in TO, it's better to commute to the trails and be close to "your life" than...
Forum: Vendors 02-20-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 1,583
Views: 203,353
Posted By ZenMoto
Hey, that's a great looking bike!!! :D ...

Hey, that's a great looking bike!!! :D

Here's a couple more from that day (last weekend). The pano and last one were taken with my phone, so the quality is a bit down ...but I'm not hauling my...
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 7,852
Views: 1,639,965
Posted By ZenMoto
Ha! ...if we could get more than a mm or two of...

Ha! ...if we could get more than a mm or two of rain, I'd join you in the mud! :)
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 7,852
Views: 1,639,965
Posted By ZenMoto
It worked great. That is the US5 bag, though I do...

It worked great. That is the US5 bag, though I do have a 10L, I would rather swap the 5 on my Hydro pack for the 10 if I had to carry more.

I wanted to keep the bag as far forward to keep the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 7,852
Views: 1,639,965
Posted By ZenMoto
Well, I'm still waiting for my hand guards and...

Well, I'm still waiting for my hand guards and top triple-clamp from HDB, and I still have to change the gearing from the ridiculously tall 14/45 that it came with, but otherwise the '14 is good to...
Forum: Thumpers 01-29-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 7,852
Views: 1,639,965
Posted By ZenMoto
Another quick question. ...does anyone with an...

Another quick question. ...does anyone with an Acerbis tank have either a Splitstream or Twin Air drop in fuel filter? According to Splitstream they don't make a filter that fits an Acerbis tank...
Forum: Thumpers 01-29-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 7,852
Views: 1,639,965
Posted By ZenMoto
Well, my 500 is coming along (slowly). Was able...

Well, my 500 is coming along (slowly). Was able to get the Sicass tail mounts last night, with the added bonus that the cut-out license plate light leaves me with a dedicated switched power source to...
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 7,852
Views: 1,639,965
Posted By ZenMoto
Thanks again guys, I sent in a request to...

Thanks again guys, I sent in a request to Speigler for that exact line. ...hopefully get it ordered on Monday. :)

Much appreciated!
Forum: Thumpers 01-24-2014, 01:38 AM
Replies: 7,852
Views: 1,639,965
Posted By ZenMoto
Thanks for the pics. ...it looks like you're...

Thanks for the pics. ...it looks like you're using the HDB top clamp to attach to, where I only have the "3D mounting brackets" (which definitely, won't work).

I'm going to order a top clamp, I'm...
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 7,852
Views: 1,639,965
Posted By ZenMoto
Oy, another question. ...has anyone been able to...

Oy, another question. ...has anyone been able to fit HDB Next Gen handguards on their 500?

I just got mine in, and 1) they run right into the headlight housing, 2) the clutch line (which is solid...
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 7,852
Views: 1,639,965
Posted By ZenMoto
Great, just what I hoped to hear. Thanks!

Great, just what I hoped to hear. Thanks!
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 7,852
Views: 1,639,965
Posted By ZenMoto
Thanks for the info guys. ...does anyone know if...

Thanks for the info guys. ...does anyone know if the KTM tripmaster switch is compatible with the 2014 EXC? I suspect it is, as it's listed for 05-12; I'm guessing they've just failed to update the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-18-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 7,852
Views: 1,639,965
Posted By ZenMoto
Does anyone know if running the BRP sub mount...

Does anyone know if running the BRP sub mount (like the above setup) requires longer cables?
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