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Forum: Orange Crush 04-13-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 748
Posted By 5 speed
Probably have owned 50 bikes; best one I have...

Probably have owned 50 bikes; best one I have ever owned. (950). Was on it today; love turning off the pavement, hitting dirt road and accelerating to a higher speed than the pavement. Then pointed...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-12-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,679
Posted By 5 speed
]] That thing with street tires must be sic....

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That thing with street tires must be sic. My 530 with knobbies is crazy enough.
Forum: Americas 04-10-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 767
Posted By 5 speed
For me, I think I am focused on using my Mesh...

For me, I think I am focused on using my Mesh Jacket, my new Mesh Klim pants, and buying the new Klim overshell jacket 299.00. Already have a pair of gortex pants (80.00 new made for Can Am). They...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-06-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,979
Posted By 5 speed
Dude so sorry to hear that. In Florida, I have...

Dude so sorry to hear that. In Florida, I have upgrades to do but its the perfect weather right now so I just have to ride it!! Just coming out of the no humidity, cool mornings weather pattern....
Forum: Orange Crush 04-06-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,114
Posted By 5 speed
I have seen these posts over the years for the...

I have seen these posts over the years for the Mefo, this one and some of the lesser known brands but really never seen this issue posted on Pirellis, Michelin's, Metzlers, etc. I try to ride the...
Forum: Equipment 03-28-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 64,276
Posted By 5 speed
Here is some pics from Tuesday or not cant get...

Here is some pics from Tuesday or not cant get them to load from snapfish...
Forum: Equipment 03-28-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 64,276
Posted By 5 speed
Yep, would never strap it to my 530. But I wont...

Yep, would never strap it to my 530. But I wont be riding my 950 where i ride that either so its all good :1drink

http://www.shutterfly.com/lightbox/view.sfly?fid=cb5b123b5c32be1b5b2f2841c4d4a52e
Forum: Equipment 03-27-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 64,276
Posted By 5 speed
Just to update; used the tent this weekend. The...

Just to update; used the tent this weekend. The 28L bag is just a little to small to accommodate. Tent went up quick and definitely I will shave time off next go around. Taking down was quick. It...
Forum: Equipment 03-27-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 398
Posted By 5 speed
So no change to the zippers at all? they get...

So no change to the zippers at all? they get caught in the flap that covers them all the time and seem a little lightweight.

I like the stand out vents, I am not sure the extra inches mean that...
Forum: Equipment 03-26-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 398
Posted By 5 speed
Redverz Expedition and Exped II Tent-differences?

Hi there, I ordered this several days ago and got to try it out last night. Its big and has lots of stakes to hammer in. However the room is incredible. I didn't have time to fool with a fire so...
Forum: Equipment 03-19-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 64,276
Posted By 5 speed
I looked at that tent; its nice but maybe not as...

I looked at that tent; its nice but maybe not as nice as the Expedition IMO. It was hard to tell how big the actual tent area was and I couldnt find the size. So, its 3 pounds lighter which was a...
Forum: Equipment 03-18-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 64,276
Posted By 5 speed
I am agreeing on the weight, 6 pounds, 13 pounds,...

I am agreeing on the weight, 6 pounds, 13 pounds, its not a major difference if everything else is reasonable and packed properly. I could lose about 30 pounds which would solve many more...
Forum: Equipment 03-18-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 64,276
Posted By 5 speed
Thats a pretty good idea with the tarp if you...

Thats a pretty good idea with the tarp if you have a mesh topped tent; will have to remember that one. I really want one of these tents, just having trouble pulling the trigger, I guess cost plus...
Forum: Equipment 03-16-2014, 11:20 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 64,276
Posted By 5 speed
Hi thanks for the reply I did watch the video so...

Hi thanks for the reply I did watch the video so it looks like it will survive a normal windstorm pretty well.

I know there was a post maybe in a different thread about the lack of vents and no...
Forum: Equipment 03-15-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 64,276
Posted By 5 speed
Who has had this setup in high winds? I have...

Who has had this setup in high winds? I have camped in 60mph winds and my cheap coleman tent (as another poster suggested to save money) well, lets just say I woke up with something odd and when i...
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,872
Posted By 5 speed
oh and if you love HUSKY/BMW, you can buy a 2013...

oh and if you love HUSKY/BMW, you can buy a 2013 left over for 30% off. Saw a new 300 2 smoke for 5,500.00
Forum: Orange Crush 02-23-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 481
Posted By 5 speed
Interested to hear as well, prior to this they...

Interested to hear as well, prior to this they hadnt released the mounts for the KTMs so am very interested as they are low cost
Forum: Orange Crush 02-23-2014, 05:36 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,739
Posted By 5 speed
And in that honor, these things are great!!! As...

And in that honor, these things are great!!! As you state the rear is quite the pain and most things mention may or may not work; example the original tire was on the bike for 3 years down here in...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-01-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,212
Posted By 5 speed
Same for me several years ago. Bad news its...

Same for me several years ago. Bad news its still doesnt work very well and squeaks like hell!

Solved that on the front with new braking rotors and pads. Work better than stock ever dreamed...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-01-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,664
Posted By 5 speed
Nice Dude!!! Clearly it will be worth more than...

Nice Dude!!! Clearly it will be worth more than the strom and is twice the bike for sure!!!! :clap:freaky

For me, i stopped buying bikes (I have had 50). I have a KTM 530 and 05 950. The new...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 01-31-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 451
Views: 19,586
Posted By 5 speed
Also, this data is now nothing but history. ...

Also, this data is now nothing but history. Especially with Colorado leading the way. You now have a legal substance you are trying to compare with illegal ones and things will be different, in the...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 01-31-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,747
Posted By 5 speed
Been raining for 4 days in Florida and cold. Was...

Been raining for 4 days in Florida and cold. Was 43 last night. Pretty much winter for the east coast. This sucks. Tomorrow though 82 and in the 80s rest of the week :clap. I will say the sand...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 01-28-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,040
Posted By 5 speed
Oh OK. I was trying to get out of the house this...

Oh OK. I was trying to get out of the house this afternoon to ride the forest on my 530. not sure if I can pull it off at this point
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 01-27-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,040
Posted By 5 speed
where you headed? Riding the DR? Road, dirt?

where you headed? Riding the DR? Road, dirt?
Forum: Orange Crush 01-25-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,517
Posted By 5 speed
X2 on both. Although I needed the Oberon at...

X2 on both. Although I needed the Oberon at 17,000 on the clock. I have the CJ water pump kit and a new fuel pump ready. For those three, you dont need to worry with it now.

The oil change,...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-25-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,517
Posted By 5 speed
You will need a real seat; but you will discover...

You will need a real seat; but you will discover that soon enough. If you want to be without your seat for 6 months send it to Rennasco (sic) racing for the best. If not, send it to XPC and you...
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 658
Views: 109,054
Posted By 5 speed
Case your interested, the current issue of Dirt...

Case your interested, the current issue of Dirt Rider Features the 2014 500EXC with Maria Forsberg on the cover riding it. Good article on her; never seen her without a helmet on; she's a babe...
Forum: Ride reports 01-24-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 841
Views: 439,779
Posted By 5 speed
Sand picture makes a certain orifice pucker when...

Sand picture makes a certain orifice pucker when thinking about crossing on a big bike, doesnt it? :rofl

By the way, I two have read this one report about 5 times and now am hoping to do a...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-22-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,657
Posted By 5 speed
Well the stock scorps work well enough in the...

Well the stock scorps work well enough in the sand. Until really worn the rear finds traction. The front works as well as can be expected on a wide rim and at street pressure short of a full on...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-21-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,172
Posted By 5 speed
I am very interested in this as well. I need to...

I am very interested in this as well. I need to buy these and install. How do you get them set properly? My carbs are perfect now and am at sea level. I will be at 10k feet in sept and hoping...
Forum: Racing 01-18-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 12,229
Views: 761,017
Posted By 5 speed
Thanks for the clarification on the all wheel...

Thanks for the clarification on the all wheel drive. Really though, the KTM frame was a 690- by the way in one of pictures you can still see the steering lock with lock still in it! Stock motor with...
Forum: Racing 01-18-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 12,229
Views: 761,017
Posted By 5 speed
Interesting because in another interview he said...

Interesting because in another interview he said that since he was renting the mini I he didn't have to follow 'orders'.

In any event they didn't want any more carnage a chance of a wreck by...
Forum: Racing 01-18-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 12,229
Views: 761,017
Posted By 5 speed
Only difference is the minis are nowhere near...

Only difference is the minis are nowhere near stock, they don't offer 4wd even. And from the looks of it they were pretty much rebuilding everything every race. Maybe they should start selling a...
Forum: Racing 01-17-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 12,229
Views: 761,017
Posted By 5 speed
yea thats haulin the mail. Just for comparison,...

yea thats haulin the mail. Just for comparison, how fast in this type of section would the old venerable KTM 950 have been? I cant imagine much faster?
Forum: Racing 01-15-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 12,229
Views: 761,017
Posted By 5 speed
In case you pervs want to see what Laia looks...

In case you pervs want to see what Laia looks like in an evening gown with some makeup on,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ssjf7ga30is
Forum: Racing 01-15-2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 12,229
Views: 761,017
Posted By 5 speed
End of the road for Esquerre Chile's...

End of the road for Esquerre

Chile's Jeremías Israel Esquerre crashed out of the Dakar following an incident with a local vehicle at km 114 of today's special. It looks like spectators moving ...
Forum: Racing 01-15-2014, 05:09 AM
Replies: 12,229
Views: 761,017
Posted By 5 speed
:rofl

:rofl
Forum: Racing 01-15-2014, 04:58 AM
Replies: 12,229
Views: 761,017
Posted By 5 speed
Wheelbase too short in comparison to the old...

Wheelbase too short in comparison to the old ride. I bet hes not going as fast here either.

I get the new car format and why the switch but even he admitted in an interview the old car was...
Forum: Racing 01-14-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 12,229
Views: 761,017
Posted By 5 speed
He did say they were worried about engine...

He did say they were worried about engine longevity and as such detuned it to ensure it lasts the rally. Lets face it, in full tune its probably not as fast as his old KTM anyhow.
Forum: Racing 01-12-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 12,229
Views: 761,017
Posted By 5 speed
X2 hit, up 32 miles of Ocala National Forest in...

X2 hit, up 32 miles of Ocala National Forest in Florida on my 530. The sand was wet for a change but going through the deep stuff I cant imagine how hard they are working and in that heat it must...
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