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Forum: Road warriors 04-27-2010, 11:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,080
Posted By ephemeris
It would be easier to find the key.

It would be easier to find the key.
Forum: Road warriors 04-25-2010, 11:10 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 27,152
Posted By ephemeris
The Thruxton is a great bike, it appears to be a...

The Thruxton is a great bike, it appears to be a bit small though, more of a city bike from my perspective.

Good friend has a 2005 T-100 and that is a very enjoyable bike to cruise on.
Forum: Road warriors 04-25-2010, 10:28 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 27,152
Posted By ephemeris
Compared to the current market yes, compared to...

Compared to the current market yes, compared to when inflation hits the US economy, definitely.

I know, $14K is $14K. But th US politicians talk about a Trillion like it's nothing in this day...
Forum: Road warriors 04-25-2010, 08:20 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 27,152
Posted By ephemeris
This is somewhat unique in the US right now, not...

This is somewhat unique in the US right now, not for long though.

http://sieg.smugmug.com/Other/KTM/IMGP5876/846699430_36khH-L-1.jpg

I've put 170 miles on it in the last two days and it owns...
Forum: Road warriors 04-25-2010, 07:00 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,971
Posted By ephemeris
I believe there's also a textured paint product...

I believe there's also a textured paint product for rocker panels on vehicles that has less/smoother texture. Check with a painter at a reputable shop. VW and Porsche used it at one time.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-24-2010, 09:20 PM
Replies: 4,720
Views: 1,748,723
Posted By ephemeris
http://sieg.smugmug.com/Other/KTM/IMGP5824/8394121...

http://sieg.smugmug.com/Other/KTM/IMGP5824/839412151_fz2Rk-L-1.jpg

http://sieg.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Rides-Misc/IMGP4683/479748035_2ttB9-L.jpg
...
Forum: Road warriors 04-24-2010, 04:06 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 11,140
Posted By ephemeris
No word on US delivery at this time. Maybe more...

No word on US delivery at this time. Maybe more info released at the Dealer show in June...............
Basic: 5 more hp and 2.8 ft lbs torque obtained via longer stoke.

I'll guess nitrate...
Forum: Road warriors 04-24-2010, 02:21 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 23,983
Posted By ephemeris
Brilliant to ride!

No frill's just a no BS well balanced bike with a sporting heart. Suspension is firm, yet supple on the small, should only improve with more break-in. The motor is more than enough to get your...
Forum: Road warriors 02-11-2009, 09:01 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 21,478
Posted By ephemeris
There is one.............. ...

There is one..............
http://sieg.smugmug.com/photos/418364503_UTNz8-L-1.jpg

:evil
Forum: Road warriors 08-24-2008, 10:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,048
Posted By ephemeris
I to a quick around the block trip on an SDR...

I to a quick around the block trip on an SDR Friday. FI response was good, suspension wasn't jarring, and the seat is functional. 200 miles without bike shorts and leathers may cuase discomfort. ...
Forum: Road warriors 08-24-2008, 06:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,048
Posted By ephemeris
Super Duke or the SD-R which only 150 were...

Super Duke or the SD-R which only 150 were brought into the US in '08.
I just rode the RC8 and Super Duke back to back at Miller's East Course.
The Super Duke is a very versitile bike, great fun...
Forum: Road warriors 08-24-2008, 12:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 958
Posted By ephemeris
KTM shows 1-1.5 Kw more on the Duke due to the...

KTM shows 1-1.5 Kw more on the Duke due to the air box and exhaust design. It's spotting the SMC about 20lbs. but that weight is lower, so a power edge is not really apparent on the track IMO. The...
Forum: Road warriors 08-23-2008, 11:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 958
Posted By ephemeris
The RC8 has fully adjustable clip-ons, adjustable...

The RC8 has fully adjustable clip-ons, adjustable seat and peg height +/- 20mm, 3 position brake and shift level tips. Fit and finish is right there with their Euro competition. Pretty comfy for a...
Forum: Road warriors 08-23-2008, 09:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 958
Posted By ephemeris
KTM had a few 950SM-R's available at the dealer...

KTM had a few 950SM-R's available at the dealer show. KTM Country in Eugene purchased one and should receive within a week or so. Phone 541-688-5881 ask for Bart on Tuesday. They had 2 950SM-R's in...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-02-2008, 01:07 AM
Replies: 3,439
Views: 1,359,361
Posted By ephemeris
http://www.sieg.smugmug.com/photos/211606283-L.jpg...

http://www.sieg.smugmug.com/photos/211606283-L.jpg
My first scoot after 17 motorcycles, ranks right up there in the fun per cc category. Prima pipe, main jet, and variator spring on order :evil
Forum: Battle scooters 01-23-2008, 07:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 9,376
Posted By ephemeris
http://www.modernbuddy.com/forum/files/rattlerspec...

http://www.modernbuddy.com/forum/files/rattlerspecial1_133.jpg
Your guess is right :evil
Forum: Battle scooters 01-23-2008, 10:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 9,376
Posted By ephemeris
I have a Rattler 110, stock they are decent...

I have a Rattler 110, stock they are decent performers. Clean the front brake rotor well and do a short bedding process and you have decent brakes. The suspension and tires are actually decent, I'm...
Forum: Ride reports 01-05-2008, 10:49 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 29,879
Posted By ephemeris
GSgal, Coos Bay girl huh? Bill,...

GSgal,

Coos Bay girl huh?

Bill, Jeanne, Scott, Wendy, or Amy West ring a bell?

Judy Gilbert - Honda World?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-23-2007, 08:57 PM
Replies: 1,661
Views: 437,421
Posted By ephemeris
I sold my '06 950 due to aerodynamics, I miss the...

I sold my '06 950 due to aerodynamics, I miss the bike, but still have tinitus to remind me of it :ear

The KTM screen looks like it may have potential.
Forum: Equipment 11-23-2007, 08:43 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 10,547
Posted By ephemeris
I've been looking and procrastinating for 3 years...

I've been looking and procrastinating for 3 years now. Propane produces a reasonable amount of moisture. Mr. Heater has good natural gas shop heaters but size, space, plumbing, venting, and...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-21-2007, 05:02 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 18,034
Posted By ephemeris
I sold my KTM because the aerodynamics were a...

I sold my KTM because the aerodynamics were a PITA, and combined with the Arai XD I developed tinitus from it.

Replaced it with a Ducati S2R 1000 naked bike and IMO it's quieter with less...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-03-2007, 07:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,852
Posted By ephemeris
If this is about noise - I doubt my new...

If this is about noise -

I doubt my new Honda mower will pass his residential standard at half-throttle.

My neighbors '06 Ford deisel truck won't even come close to passing.

I'll bet a...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-13-2006, 09:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,711
Posted By ephemeris
The bike responds to input and reacts to...

The bike responds to input and reacts to conditions in a manner that feels lighter to the specified dry weight.

None of the stated weights had clarified is they are with or without stock...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-30-2006, 12:14 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,263
Posted By ephemeris
16T - Best under $30 Akra's - High weight...

16T - Best under $30
Akra's - High weight reduction
Euro headlight and switch
Garmin 276C
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-29-2006, 12:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,527
Posted By ephemeris
Mine will stall at 2,000 rpm, somewhat...

Mine will stall at 2,000 rpm, somewhat intermittent and annoying in tight turn/transition situations.

Haven't figured it out yet.

Fuel and vent lines clear, canister gone, SAS capped,...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-18-2006, 06:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 757
Posted By ephemeris
My bike is jetted for the Willamette Valley 440'...

My bike is jetted for the Willamette Valley 440' to 1,200'.
I took the bike to Sunriver (4,200') two weeks ago and rode slow speed stop and go, off-road, high-speed tarmac up to Mt. Bachelor 6,500'...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-09-2006, 12:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,274
Posted By ephemeris
Euro is a big improvement over the US light but...

Euro is a big improvement over the US light but it's not up to competition lighting illumination levels.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-04-2006, 07:09 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,256
Posted By ephemeris
Thanks for the info and Good Luck!

Thanks for the info and Good Luck!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-03-2006, 09:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,158
Posted By ephemeris
This should answer the question: ...

This should answer the question:
http://www.galferusa.com/MOTO.html

No first hand experience with Galfer except on my Montesa.
The green pad looks to be more aggressive than the black, or...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-31-2006, 08:47 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 9,548
Posted By ephemeris
Consider keeping the 525 stock. It...

Consider keeping the 525 stock.

It appears the issues are not the bikes fault.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-30-2006, 11:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,073
Posted By ephemeris
+1

+1
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-22-2006, 01:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 912
Posted By ephemeris
IMO You're somewhat right, its my understanding...

IMO You're somewhat right, its my understanding that the factory Dakar bikes were tuned to around 140 hp.

What are you using for lube when you mount tires?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-17-2006, 12:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 846
Posted By ephemeris
Personally I don't like pinching my left ring and...

Personally I don't like pinching my left ring and little finger against the grip at stops.

Two fingers will do what four fingers will on the front brake.

Back in the cable era you needed...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-15-2006, 07:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,441
Posted By ephemeris
Welcome aboard, congrats on your new ride. ...

Welcome aboard, congrats on your new ride.

The Akra's are worth it just for the weight savings and heat reduction, additional mid-range power and their pleasantly throaty sound are the third and...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-22-2006, 12:03 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,464
Posted By ephemeris
Doog, Would you be terribly upset if I...

Doog,

Would you be terribly upset if I shoot your avitar?
---------------------------------------------------
Woody,

Out of shear curiosity do you happen to know what hubs/wheels KTM used...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-21-2006, 11:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 958
Posted By ephemeris
Substantial IMO. Stockers could easily fry...

Substantial IMO.

Stockers could easily fry eggs after 5+ minutes of cool down.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-20-2006, 06:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,186
Posted By ephemeris
Welcome CW :freaky

Welcome CW :freaky
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-20-2006, 09:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,376
Posted By ephemeris
Last trip on the interstate slab with the 16T...

Last trip on the interstate slab with the 16T resulted in 35.68 mpg. Actual (gps) cruise speed range was 70 - 78 mph, round trip 300 miles, included 30 miles of twisties.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-20-2006, 07:36 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,087
Posted By ephemeris
Euro lights run hi/low beem simutaniously. ...

Euro lights run hi/low beem simutaniously.

DOT's headlight regulation is an attempt to kill us.

PS - Get the euro light switch, its nice to have the option of turning the light off if your...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-19-2006, 12:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 668
Posted By ephemeris
Do you have the KTM expanded metal radiator...

Do you have the KTM expanded metal radiator screen instead of the stock plastic louvered screen?

I've heard this helps increase the radiators cooling ability.
Another consideration would be...
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