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Forum: Road warriors 04-18-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 2,129
Views: 198,679
Posted By LoriKTM
Agreed. I've never heard any snarky comments...

Agreed. I've never heard any snarky comments about my bikes. Usually it's a "Hey, nice bike" comment when I'm at the gas station. Most of the time, no comments at all. When I had my 2009 XR1200,...
Forum: Road warriors 04-18-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 2,129
Views: 198,679
Posted By LoriKTM
Well, as a short (5 foot 3) female who also rides...

Well, as a short (5 foot 3) female who also rides dirt bikes, I would highly recommend the Triumph Street Triple.

It's about 400 pounds, but it has uh...a bit more than 50 hp (try 100) and the...
Forum: Road warriors 04-18-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 2,129
Views: 198,679
Posted By LoriKTM
Here! Our local dealer has gotten a fleet of...

Here! Our local dealer has gotten a fleet of them in, and are prepping them for the Rider's Edge class. They did have one un-prepped bike out front for sitting on and looking over. The paint...
Forum: Road warriors 03-21-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 2,253
Views: 596,126
Posted By LoriKTM
WOW! That bike is sweet. :tb

WOW! That bike is sweet. :tb
Forum: Road warriors 03-16-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,902
Posted By LoriKTM
There is a dial on the rear shock to adjust the...

There is a dial on the rear shock to adjust the pre-load, but to be honest I didn't mess with it and I didn't even check to see what setting it was at! :shog

Had I noticed any problems on the test...
Forum: Road warriors 03-15-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,902
Posted By LoriKTM
Local dealer just got in the 1200T Superlow two...

Local dealer just got in the 1200T Superlow two days ago.

I got to take it out for a test ride today. It may very well be my next bike. :deal

I've been waiting for Harley to build something...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-01-2013, 08:08 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,670
Posted By LoriKTM
Welcome, Anni May! I'm glad you and Rick found...

Welcome, Anni May! I'm glad you and Rick found each other, and hope you have many happy rides together.

We should have a NM dog + sidecar group ride in the spring. :clap

We'll bring Kodi the...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-26-2013, 08:18 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 16,050
Posted By LoriKTM
**yawn** *STRETCH* Gee, is it time to...

**yawn**

*STRETCH*

Gee, is it time to come out of winter hibernation already?

(Looks at calendar).

Why yes it is! End of April sounds splendid. We missed last years event, but won't...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-10-2012, 09:01 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,976
Posted By LoriKTM
You'll have another order if you add an X-small...

You'll have another order if you add an X-small on your size chart! :evil

I bought a brand new pair of Fly motopants this summer, and got about 3 rides out of them before I melted a nice hole in...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-10-2012, 08:01 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,976
Posted By LoriKTM
Great deal. I just ordered two pairs of the...

Great deal. I just ordered two pairs of the Colorado pants for my husband. This is the gear he has been waiting for-- vented, durable, and no crazy graphics or colors. He is a tall guy (6'3") and...
Forum: Thumpers 10-13-2012, 10:37 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,316
Posted By LoriKTM
Perfect bike for your wife! Spend a few minutes...

Perfect bike for your wife! Spend a few minutes getting the levers set up properly for her hands and feet.



I don't think it's necessary to know how to drive a manual transmission car. I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-09-2012, 03:51 PM
Replies: 417
Views: 30,636
Posted By LoriKTM
Sounds like a great day, Viv! :thumb I'm...

Sounds like a great day, Viv! :thumb

I'm glad your wife was able to get out and get a good ride in. It's always a bit nerve-wracking to get back out and ride after having an injury. A good ride...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-12-2012, 01:37 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,196
Posted By LoriKTM
http://loriktm.smugmug.com/Travel/New-Mexico/IMG13...

http://loriktm.smugmug.com/Travel/New-Mexico/IMG1313/372761678_G2Y29-L.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-12-2012, 01:22 PM
Replies: 30,982
Views: 7,492,837
Posted By LoriKTM
To save all of you the agony of watching another...

To save all of you the agony of watching another video...

In a nutshell: You only have one face, so protect it-- with sunscreen, and a bandana!

:umph
Forum: Thumpers 08-10-2012, 01:18 PM
Replies: 1,087
Views: 230,713
Posted By LoriKTM
Hip, hip, HOORAY! Thank you, KTM Hmm. ...

Hip, hip, HOORAY! Thank you, KTM


Hmm. Of course, it's always cost me right about $500 to have my suspension sent out and lowered professionally, so I guess it ends up a wash! Be nice if KTM...
Forum: Thumpers 08-10-2012, 01:13 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,694
Posted By LoriKTM
Travis, take this advice to heart! Yes, it would...

Travis, take this advice to heart! Yes, it would be nice for both of you to ride the same bike, but that can come later. First you need to get your wife addicted to the sport, and that will come...
Forum: Thumpers 08-10-2012, 12:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 516
Posted By LoriKTM
First of all, what is your wife's riding...

First of all, what is your wife's riding experience? Beginner or newbie? No way on the KLR. Get her something smaller to start on.

If she has ridden other bikes, especially smaller dual sport...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-23-2012, 09:02 PM
Replies: 417
Views: 30,636
Posted By LoriKTM
Agreed. I've completely lost count of the number...

Agreed. I've completely lost count of the number of times I've gone down in the dirt. If you don't crash once in awhile out in the dirt, you're not trying hard enough. Several years ago, I was...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-22-2012, 04:50 PM
Replies: 417
Views: 30,636
Posted By LoriKTM
Vince, Other than the clutch issue, how does...

Vince,

Other than the clutch issue, how does your wife like the XT225 now that she's ridden it a bit? Does she find it a bit tall, like her DR-200? Any trouble getting a foot down at stops? Do...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-19-2012, 10:14 PM
Replies: 417
Views: 30,636
Posted By LoriKTM
Yeah, I'll give you that. I thik in some areas,...

Yeah, I'll give you that. I thik in some areas, MSf also offers a dirt skills class.

I think in general it is easier to learn true off road riding skills on a purpose-built bike. Trials bike...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-19-2012, 10:04 PM
Replies: 417
Views: 30,636
Posted By LoriKTM
Well, the Alpinestars Bionic jacket "Stella"...

Well, the Alpinestars Bionic jacket "Stella" version is made for women, but I don't know how it would fit your wife. I'm short (5' 3") but not busty, so I ended up buying a men's pressure suit. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-19-2012, 12:01 PM
Replies: 417
Views: 30,636
Posted By LoriKTM
Hmm...unfamiliar and heavier/taller bike, in an...

Hmm...unfamiliar and heavier/taller bike, in an unfamiliar location, with unfamiliar people around. Doesn't sound like a great situation for an already nervous rider. Took me quite a while of 1:1...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-09-2012, 07:50 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,968
Posted By LoriKTM
Way to go, guys! How was the course?? :ear

Way to go, guys! How was the course?? :ear
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-18-2012, 08:28 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,327
Posted By LoriKTM
The '34 Moto Guzzi shown here in Eurobiker's...

The '34 Moto Guzzi shown here in Eurobiker's photo:

http://eurobiker.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Motrado-Bike-Show-2012/i-Zf8Q7Ft/0/M/IMG0050-M.jpg


Great show. Terrific turnout for an inaugural...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-15-2012, 12:29 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 8,524
Posted By LoriKTM
No, not quite like the northwest or the northeast...

No, not quite like the northwest or the northeast for that matter, but there is plenty of green in NM. Just gotta know where to look. :deal

Enjoy whatever you decide to do.
...
Forum: Road warriors 06-13-2012, 08:00 AM
Replies: 1,077
Views: 236,461
Posted By LoriKTM
You might only be disappointed if you find you...

You might only be disappointed if you find you don't fit the bike. :deal

I love my STriple, and I've only been taking it back and forth to work so far. It's like having 2 different bikes in one...
Forum: Beasts 06-12-2012, 09:45 AM
Replies: 20,862
Views: 3,624,989
Posted By LoriKTM
To be honest, I don't know which hose or why it...

To be honest, I don't know which hose or why it was replaced. My bike was in to fix some stepper motor issues (poor idle/no idle), and to get the 12K service done. Since they had the bike a few...
Forum: Beasts 06-12-2012, 07:16 AM
Replies: 20,862
Views: 3,624,989
Posted By LoriKTM
Had mine done just last weekend at the 12K...

Had mine done just last weekend at the 12K service. Along with a new centerstand and a waterpump hose.
Forum: Beasts 06-08-2012, 08:50 PM
Replies: 672
Views: 64,152
Posted By LoriKTM
Now to drop the average a bit... 5' 3", 29"...

Now to drop the average a bit...

5' 3", 29" inseam, Tiger 800XC. Low seat, low position.


http://loriktm.smugmug.com/Travel/MDR11/i-tH2Dm56/0/M/MDR-072-NavajoResevoir-M.jpg
Forum: Beasts 06-06-2012, 08:53 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,233
Posted By LoriKTM
Really a non-issue. I voted "midly irritating"...

Really a non-issue. I voted "midly irritating" in hot weather. At that's really only in low speed stop and go traffic.

I have over 12,000 miles on my 800XC, my husband has over 10,000 miles on...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-29-2012, 08:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,147
Posted By LoriKTM
This is the idea I have as well. We got the bike...

This is the idea I have as well. We got the bike to another car wash today and hosed it down again. Didn't idle, then hosed it once more, then it idled fine for the next 3 starts. Now it appears...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-28-2012, 08:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,147
Posted By LoriKTM
Managed to talk to the Sr. Tech at our dealer,...

Managed to talk to the Sr. Tech at our dealer, and he thought the stepper might not be working well due to grit. Managed to wash the bike off with a hose and it started up fine three times, so we...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-28-2012, 02:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,147
Posted By LoriKTM
Cry **resolved**HELP! Tiger 800xc wont idle. Tonopah, NV

Here in Tonopah. My 800 xc has been cranky about idling but now won't idle at all. Will start only with throttle open. Let off throttle and dies. Checked connections at battery, etc and cleaned...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-17-2012, 08:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 916
Posted By LoriKTM
You'll love it, Rizz. I just picked up a...

You'll love it, Rizz. I just picked up a lightly-used 2008 Street Triple a couple weeks ago.


I can't stay off the damn thing. The whole commute to work just took on a new perspective. :lol3
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-17-2012, 08:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 405
Posted By LoriKTM
I know of a really clean KTM 450EXC that is...

I know of a really clean KTM 450EXC that is already street plated for New Mexico. Save your friend the hassle. :deal

(Flea Market-- hubby "BOFH" is selling his bike)
Forum: Vendors 05-15-2012, 08:35 AM
Replies: 1,438
Views: 234,736
Posted By LoriKTM
PM sent regarding defective SMH10 unit (out of...

PM sent regarding defective SMH10 unit (out of box). One works fine, the other does not receive.

Found one of the gold spring pins on the back of the radio has retracted, no longer "springy".
...
Forum: Road warriors 05-08-2012, 08:48 PM
Replies: 1,077
Views: 236,461
Posted By LoriKTM
They are Woodcraft sliders. Haven't tried them...

They are Woodcraft sliders. Haven't tried them as highway pegs, but that is an interesting thought. They don't stick out as far as the stock turn signals, so you'd need pretty small feet to perch...
Forum: Road warriors 05-06-2012, 08:32 PM
Replies: 1,077
Views: 236,461
Posted By LoriKTM
Bumpity. This thread needs more pictures. ...

Bumpity.

This thread needs more pictures. Like this one of my new-to-me 2008 Street Triple. :deal

I've been looking for one of these for awhile now. Was really holding out for the 'R"...
Forum: Beasts 04-26-2012, 01:36 PM
Replies: 791
Views: 135,553
Posted By LoriKTM
Where/when did your order your MRA Vario? I...

Where/when did your order your MRA Vario? I tried to get one from Twisted Throttle, but it's on backorder until May 31. :huh

I couldn't wait that long as we are going on a road trip in mid-May,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-19-2012, 07:33 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,181
Posted By LoriKTM
If you can get one floot flat, that's all you...

If you can get one floot flat, that's all you need, regardless of bike.
I am 5' 3" with a 29" or 30" inseam, and I also have a DR650. I've been riding tall bikes for many years, and usually have...
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