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Forum: Thumpers Today, 12:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 325
Posted By Off the grid
I would buy it in a heartbeat. Great bikes.

I would buy it in a heartbeat. Great bikes.
Forum: Thumpers 09-13-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,686
Posted By Off the grid
Wr250r

Wr250r
Forum: Thumpers 09-09-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 11,281
Posted By Off the grid
The general consensus is the Euro bikes are...

The general consensus is the Euro bikes are better engineered.

Seeing that other than the WRR the entire Japanese lineup hasn't changed in several decades, how is this debatable?
Forum: Thumpers 09-09-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 11,281
Posted By Off the grid
My KTM was far easier to maintain and repair than...

My KTM was far easier to maintain and repair than my XRR was. The "ease of maintenance" regarding Japanese bikes is a total fallacy. Are you more likely to find an air filter or fuel filter for a...
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 11,281
Posted By Off the grid
This topic and topics similar to this have been...

This topic and topics similar to this have been tossed around, argued about and ruminated for years.

I think the bottom line is that everything is a bit of a compromise, and what you choose to...
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2014, 02:02 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 11,281
Posted By Off the grid
One thing you can never change about the DRZ is...

One thing you can never change about the DRZ is the shitty Japanese Ergos and how it carries it's weight high. Bar risers and lower pegs are a band-aid on a bike that likes to push through corners...
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2014, 11:30 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 11,281
Posted By Off the grid
There's no bike made that can do all this. My...

There's no bike made that can do all this. My personal opinion is that a Carbonated WRR would come the closest.

Or a 125 Honda made for India or Brazil. But what fun would that be?

As I get...
Forum: Thumpers 08-31-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,318
Posted By Off the grid
You're right. Everyone that rides a KTM is a...

You're right. Everyone that rides a KTM is a racer. :photog
Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,307
Posted By Off the grid
Both bikes have serious limitations and will need...

Both bikes have serious limitations and will need $$ to make right, but out of the two the XRR is the clear choice at that price and has much more going for it.

Agree that the two bikes could not...
Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,625
Posted By Off the grid
KTM 690 The CRF would fit the bill too. Little...

KTM 690
The CRF would fit the bill too. Little underpowered though.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-25-2014, 12:58 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 11,069
Posted By Off the grid
What the hell. In. :freaky Do I have to give my...

What the hell. In. :freaky
Do I have to give my hoodie size?
Forum: Thumpers 08-24-2014, 03:20 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 12,211
Posted By Off the grid
This is by far the best version of a 690 I've...

This is by far the best version of a 690 I've seen. But then again, I don't browse much. :lol3

How much $$ do you think you have in it, Pig?
Forum: Thumpers 08-10-2014, 11:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 615
Posted By Off the grid
Don't worry about the sight glass at all. Just...

Don't worry about the sight glass at all. Just fill it with 1L of oil if you change it without the filters, and 1.2 if you do the filters. If you think you're burning oil, figure out how much by...
Forum: Thumpers 08-09-2014, 11:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 909
Posted By Off the grid
That's infancy for that bike. How is this even a...

That's infancy for that bike. How is this even a question? :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 08-09-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,767
Posted By Off the grid
Hey thanks a ton for the history lesson! :thumb

Hey thanks a ton for the history lesson! :thumb
Forum: Thumpers 08-09-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,767
Posted By Off the grid
Actually 07 is the last year of the RFS engine. I...

Actually 07 is the last year of the RFS engine. I know this because it's the only year RFS that is plated without hassle in California. It's also one of the best models KTM has ever put out.

Beta...
Forum: Thumpers 08-09-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,767
Posted By Off the grid
+1 My EXC was much more reliable than my XRR...

+1
My EXC was much more reliable than my XRR was. And twice the bike as well.

I would basically give up on the Japanese bikes for any sort of performance off-road use unless you like being...
Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2014, 12:14 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,657
Posted By Off the grid
Absolutely. 690s have been around long enough to...

Absolutely. 690s have been around long enough to have their issues sorted. I can't think of a better TAT bike, personally.
Forum: Thumpers 07-26-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,874
Posted By Off the grid
Properly jetted and geared right the 450 should...

Properly jetted and geared right the 450 should loft the front easily in gears 1-3/4. How about some pictures of that bish! :deal
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,259
Posted By Off the grid
:deal

:deal
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,259
Posted By Off the grid
Beta, Husky, GasGas, Husaberg. 1-2 BMWs. ...

Beta, Husky, GasGas, Husaberg. 1-2 BMWs.

And that's it. Seriously.
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,259
Posted By Off the grid
300 exc.

300 exc.
Forum: Thumpers 07-19-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,064
Posted By Off the grid
:lol3 :deal

:lol3

:deal
Forum: Thumpers 07-19-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,064
Posted By Off the grid
It should look almost too loose. Like it was...

It should look almost too loose. Like it was said, KTMs like a lot of chain slop. The countershaft does not like being taxed.

I was running 13/50 on my 05 450 and this is what it looked like. ...
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 15,421
Posted By Off the grid
It's not about the bike, it's the rider. There...

It's not about the bike, it's the rider. There was a guy back East who would do all the dual sport rides with his GF on the back of his 450 Husky and smoke everyone.

However, you take the same...
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2014, 11:06 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 15,421
Posted By Off the grid
I love the Tenere as well, but it suffers from...

I love the Tenere as well, but it suffers from all the maladies that every other Japanese bike does....high weight, (and carries it's weight high) anemic power, really bad suspension. At least they...
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 15,421
Posted By Off the grid
I had an FZ-1. Man, what a fun bike. A bit...

I had an FZ-1. Man, what a fun bike. A bit soulless, but fucking A it scared me it was so fast.
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 15,421
Posted By Off the grid
I've ridden both KTMs and Japanese bikes. I would...

I've ridden both KTMs and Japanese bikes. I would buy another KTM in a heartbeat. I wouldn't ride any of the 3-4 offroad offerings that the Japanese manufacturers make.

My opinion is worth...
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 15,421
Posted By Off the grid
These aren't fat old ADVers like the guys in this...

These aren't fat old ADVers like the guys in this forum. These guys are rev-limiter-hitting, Hare-scramble-doing Class B/A Vet riders. I can't keep them in sight when we ride unless they pare it down...
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2014, 01:01 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 15,421
Posted By Off the grid
I know two guys personally who have 17k and 28k...

I know two guys personally who have 17k and 28k on their 520s, purchased new in 2001.
Guess unicorns do exist, and the Japanese companies are competitive in the dual sport market. :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,874
Posted By Off the grid
Buy it NOW. GO. Why are you still here?

Buy it NOW.

GO. Why are you still here?
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 15,421
Posted By Off the grid
I was one once as well. Scared of KTMs. Scared of...

I was one once as well. Scared of KTMs. Scared of the finicky, high-maintenance garage queens with unavailable parts.

Then I walked through my fear and bought one. Man, I couldn't have been more...
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2014, 12:20 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 15,421
Posted By Off the grid
It's not even the "high-tech, wiz-bang" goodies...

It's not even the "high-tech, wiz-bang" goodies that you fuckers seem to be so scared of.

It's working suspension that isn't disposable.
It's quality components like good hoops, bars, pegs,...
Forum: Thumpers 07-06-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,081
Posted By Off the grid
Back East 2 personal friends of mine bought 01...

Back East 2 personal friends of mine bought 01 520 EXCs when they came out in 2001. As of 2011 one guy had 18,000miles on it, the other guy over 26,000+miles. 18k bike is still on the original top...
Forum: Thumpers 07-06-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,081
Posted By Off the grid
The mileage isn't high at all given the...

The mileage isn't high at all given the condition, it looks very well taken care of. Offer 4500-5k cash and see what he says.
Forum: Thumpers 07-05-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 369
Views: 21,381
Posted By Off the grid
Well, it can technically go anywhere. But you...

Well, it can technically go anywhere. But you will be exhausted in 5mins and have a much higher chance of injury. Not to mention piss everyone off behind you.

And with the DRZ it's not so much...
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 369
Views: 21,381
Posted By Off the grid
Fuck, I'd ride a DRZ if I got it for 500 bucks. ...

Fuck, I'd ride a DRZ if I got it for 500 bucks.
Have any pics of what it looked like when you got it?
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2014, 12:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,190
Posted By Off the grid
Possibly the worst trail bike made out of all of...

Possibly the worst trail bike made out of all of them.

Pick up a used KTM/Husky/Husaberg and be done with it. Nothing else is in the same ballpark, especially if you need a plate.
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2014, 04:42 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,342
Posted By Off the grid
The reliability of the RFS bikes are...

The reliability of the RFS bikes are well-documented. :deal
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,582
Posted By Off the grid
Which may be true of the 690, admittedly my only...

Which may be true of the 690, admittedly my only experience was with the RFS series of bikes, and they came with great cans.



Ouch! :huh
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