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Forum: Thumpers 10-03-2014, 06:10 AM
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Posted By DesertRatliff
My question to you Llamaha is how'd you get...

My question to you Llamaha is how'd you get through 3 years of riding South America without fixing, modding, shade-treeing and just generally improvising the problems that arise with ANY bike on a...
Forum: Thumpers 10-02-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 11,485
Views: 548,503
Posted By DesertRatliff
^^^Good info. Thanks. I always appreciate...

^^^Good info. Thanks.

I always appreciate "unique" when it leads to innovation, but with the few discernible advantages to the engine architecture, I guess I can see the demise of the 70 degree...
Forum: Thumpers 10-02-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 11,485
Views: 548,503
Posted By DesertRatliff
You wouldn't say that's a little more significant...

You wouldn't say that's a little more significant than a "punched out 530"?
Forum: Thumpers 10-02-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 11,485
Views: 548,503
Posted By DesertRatliff
Always up for learning something new, but this...

Always up for learning something new, but this looks a bit different...


http://www.arpem.com/motos/modelos/ktm/fotos/2010/ktm-530-exc/ktm-530-exc-lateral-motor-1.jpg

than this:
...
Forum: Ride reports 10-01-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 8,662
Posted By DesertRatliff
Damn...finally have my dream bike (2010 690R) and...

Damn...finally have my dream bike (2010 690R) and missed this good time. Jimmy Lewis too? I gotta make the next one.

Thanks for posting
Forum: Thumpers 10-01-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 11,485
Views: 548,503
Posted By DesertRatliff
And the uh...70 degree motor

And the uh...70 degree motor
Forum: Thumpers 10-01-2014, 04:30 AM
Replies: 11,485
Views: 548,503
Posted By DesertRatliff
I wasn't trying to introduce a bunch of ADV...

I wasn't trying to introduce a bunch of ADV Riders the concept of setting up an enduro for distance travel/dual-sport use. :huh That wasn't the point.

Just that the 500 isn't as fragile as the...
Forum: Thumpers 10-01-2014, 04:10 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 12,707
Posted By DesertRatliff
What an awesome machine. I'm drooling. Thanks for...

What an awesome machine. I'm drooling. Thanks for the info.
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 11,485
Views: 548,503
Posted By DesertRatliff
This gent seems to be pretty happy with his newer...

This gent seems to be pretty happy with his newer KTM 500 EXC. I know it's just only one example, but I'm pretty impressed with the bike's durability and all-a-round capability. No mention of...
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 11,485
Views: 548,503
Posted By DesertRatliff
I think "grown adults" is a little ambitious...

I think "grown adults" is a little ambitious .
Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2014, 12:11 PM
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Posted By DesertRatliff
I prefer novice poser BRRRrrrrraaaaap.

I prefer novice poser BRRRrrrrraaaaap.
Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 11,485
Views: 548,503
Posted By DesertRatliff
Well I was giggling until he called me a typical...

Well I was giggling until he called me a typical KTM owner.

Not cool man:D
Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 11,485
Views: 548,503
Posted By DesertRatliff
Keep stereotyping there champ

Keep stereotyping there champ
Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2014, 10:28 AM
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Views: 548,503
Posted By DesertRatliff
yup. Your ignorance is astonishing, but...

yup.

Your ignorance is astonishing, but at least you're good at jumping to conclusions
Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2014, 10:22 AM
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Views: 548,503
Posted By DesertRatliff
sauerkraut

sauerkraut
Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2014, 10:06 AM
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Views: 548,503
Posted By DesertRatliff
You can call my 690R whatever you want.* I don't...

You can call my 690R whatever you want.* I don't miss my WRR. What makes it your choice for the best all-a-round dual sport ever built made it too much of a compromise in every aspect for me. It was...
Forum: Thumpers 09-28-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 11,485
Views: 548,503
Posted By DesertRatliff
Not to pick on you or anything, but I'd say any...

Not to pick on you or anything, but I'd say any bike is capable in the right hands. Didn't you see the video pne posted on page 705 of this thread? Wish I could ride a 475 pound bike like that.
Forum: Thumpers 09-28-2014, 06:36 PM
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Views: 12,707
Posted By DesertRatliff
Looks like you're wracking up the miles...

Looks like you're wracking up the miles MasterMarine. How many ya got so far? Any issues with the bike? What maintenance schedule are you using for oil, valves, etc?

Thanks for the info
Forum: Thumpers 09-27-2014, 07:40 PM
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Views: 548,503
Posted By DesertRatliff
Prove it

Prove it
Forum: Thumpers 09-27-2014, 05:57 AM
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Views: 548,503
Posted By DesertRatliff
+1 on that!! My riding partners are...

+1 on that!!

My riding partners are slowly being weeded out based on where they stand on that principle
Forum: Thumpers 09-27-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 11,485
Views: 548,503
Posted By DesertRatliff
Wow...oil and brake pads? What a pain in the ass....

Wow...oil and brake pads? What a pain in the ass. That must have taken a whole hour.

Last dirt ride I did, I was handing out zip ties to a guy on a clapped out WR450f that had his plastics rattle...
Forum: Thumpers 09-27-2014, 05:08 AM
Replies: 11,485
Views: 548,503
Posted By DesertRatliff
And since we're still wasting time on this...

And since we're still wasting time on this thread...I don't understand basing a decision on a bike because it "never requires more than gas and oil". It's one thing to neglect a car, I guess. It...
Forum: Thumpers 09-27-2014, 04:51 AM
Replies: 11,485
Views: 548,503
Posted By DesertRatliff
That's it right there. If this thread wasn't such...

That's it right there. If this thread wasn't such a fun waste of time, I would vote we close it on that comment.
Forum: Thumpers 09-25-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 11,485
Views: 548,503
Posted By DesertRatliff
Another dick reference. Zedro...you are a porn...

Another dick reference. Zedro...you are a porn star aren't you?
Forum: Thumpers 09-25-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 11,485
Views: 548,503
Posted By DesertRatliff
This might be my favorite post of all of them so...

This might be my favorite post of all of them so far. :lol3 I want to ford a 5hundy stream!
Forum: Thumpers 09-25-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 11,485
Views: 548,503
Posted By DesertRatliff
These guys did an Iron Butt on a smaller bike....

These guys did an Iron Butt on a smaller bike. And they did it 2 up. Hear they got 70 miles to the gallon on that hog. Just waiting for them to brag about it here...

...
Forum: Thumpers 09-25-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 11,485
Views: 548,503
Posted By DesertRatliff
Set up like mine...Britannia faired with racks,...

Set up like mine...Britannia faired with racks, big gas tank and other touring gear, my KLR was also about 140 pounds heavier than my WRR.

I think we can agree that 35-38 HP at the rear wheel...
Forum: Thumpers 09-25-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 11,485
Views: 548,503
Posted By DesertRatliff
My full Graves system, Power Commander 5...

My full Graves system, Power Commander 5 w/Autotune, air box modded 13/48 geared WRR still left me wanting (WAY) more. Comments like those posted above found on the 'net had me believing that if I...
Forum: Thumpers 09-23-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 18,994
Views: 2,106,549
Posted By DesertRatliff
^^^ I went from a WR250R to a 690 this...

^^^

I went from a WR250R to a 690 this past summer. To put it mildly, I have not missed my WR.

The 690 is superb in everything except very tight single track/tight woods, but if I had a...
Forum: Thumpers 09-23-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 11,485
Views: 548,503
Posted By DesertRatliff
Yes and no (I think). The 500 (I'd go XC-W and...

Yes and no (I think). The 500 (I'd go XC-W and plate it because Colorado is so easy) was my other choice and it was one I spent nearly a year hemming and hawing.

In addition to the amazing ST and...
Forum: Thumpers 09-23-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 11,485
Views: 548,503
Posted By DesertRatliff
Naw, I'm just jealous. I probably wouldn't be...

Naw, I'm just jealous. I probably wouldn't be single trackin' my 690 if I had a plated 300XC-W at my disposal.

But, for me, my 690 is a hell of a good all-a-rounder.
Forum: Thumpers 09-23-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 11,485
Views: 548,503
Posted By DesertRatliff
Your work, apparently, is choosing which bike to...

Your work, apparently, is choosing which bike to ride for the day.
Forum: Thumpers 09-22-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 11,485
Views: 548,503
Posted By DesertRatliff
You're right...I went a little crazy at Wheeling...

You're right...I went a little crazy at Wheeling Supply. It was the first new, off the showroom floor bike (and the last) I've ever had and I went a little nuts. Not the bike's fault. You live and...
Forum: Thumpers 09-22-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 11,485
Views: 548,503
Posted By DesertRatliff
Problem is the WRR costs $6000+ new. Even a nice...

Problem is the WRR costs $6000+ new. Even a nice used one is $3500+. The bang for the buck was the problem for me. I would have been happier with my 98 XR250R and a few grand in my pocket.

...
Forum: Thumpers 09-22-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 11,485
Views: 548,503
Posted By DesertRatliff
PS-The guy in the bottom pic on the right is on a...

PS-The guy in the bottom pic on the right is on a mid-90's XR200. He rides the piss out of that bike, doesn't ever bitch about its lack of power and will dust the best riders on the $$$ bikes when...
Forum: Thumpers 09-22-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 11,485
Views: 548,503
Posted By DesertRatliff
The 690 isn't the best/most capable dirt bike...

The 690 isn't the best/most capable dirt bike I've ever ridden, but it sure is the best true dual sport. It'll run up to 90 mph in no time to make quick passes on the highway, then do single track...
Forum: Thumpers 09-21-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 11,485
Views: 548,503
Posted By DesertRatliff
It was geared 13/48. The 606 is heavy,...

It was geared 13/48.

The 606 is heavy, but didn't feel the need to try other tires. I sold the bike when I started dreaming of tearing into a perfectly good motor to go big bore, all before...
Forum: Thumpers 09-21-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 11,485
Views: 548,503
Posted By DesertRatliff
Do live and ride at 8865ft/2702m above sea level...

Do live and ride at 8865ft/2702m above sea level and frequently ride up to 3700m? Come ride your WRR in the San Juans and tell me, even after extensive mods, it's not a little short on power.
Forum: Thumpers 09-21-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 11,485
Views: 548,503
Posted By DesertRatliff
$2500+ in mods and my WRR can't even touch the...

$2500+ in mods and my WRR can't even touch the bike my relatively stock 690 R is. I built this WRR based on the wisdom of the internet: "The WRR is the best dual sport ever made. If modded properly,...
Forum: Thumpers 09-19-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 11,485
Views: 548,503
Posted By DesertRatliff
Ahhh.... Kyns once again obscures the truth. ...

Ahhh.... Kyns once again obscures the truth.

Is the reindeer meat going bad or is it too much Aquavit and heat from the saunas that's going to your brain, Kyns?
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