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Forum: Beasts 11-13-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,615
Posted By SATEX
Two problems ... we are talking about what we...

Two problems ... we are talking about what we want a manufacturer to produce. The RR approach will work, but the end result is not a $10k motorcycle, imo.
The second problem (again just imo) is the...
Forum: Beasts 11-12-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,615
Posted By SATEX
Great list. I shortened it for you to make it...

Great list. I shortened it for you to make it even better. I 100 percent agree with your narrative also.

I don't want, but I could accept a slightly larger motor. Strongly prefer a twin, but the...
Forum: Beasts 11-05-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 3,283
Views: 661,577
Posted By SATEX
If I were better looking, I might be interested...

If I were better looking, I might be interested in posing, but I want a twin cylinder bike that retains as much real offroad potential as possible. I am not complaining about this bike, but until I...
Forum: Beasts 11-05-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 3,283
Views: 661,577
Posted By SATEX
Aluminum frames save little, if any, weight. They...

Aluminum frames save little, if any, weight. They have to use much more material vs steel so the theoretical advantage goes away.

Compare euro offroad bikes using cromoly steel to the Japanese...
Forum: Beasts 11-04-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 3,283
Views: 661,577
Posted By SATEX
Too much weight. Too much motor. Wrong wheel...

Too much weight. Too much motor. Wrong wheel size in rear. Too much extra crap with ABS and traction control.

I can wait to see the final product, but I doubt that it will be close to what I...
Forum: Beasts 11-04-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 3,283
Views: 661,577
Posted By SATEX
I agree, although this bike is the only possible...

I agree, although this bike is the only possible production bike that will hit the sweet spot ... 500 to 750cc with real offroad potential. We'll see.
Forum: Americas 10-24-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,485
Posted By SATEX
I rode the TAT about 7 years ago, and I also want...

I rode the TAT about 7 years ago, and I also want to thank Sam for the best motorcycle ride of my life!

I loved both Utah and Nevada. The part of Utah starting near Green River offered the kind...
Forum: Thumpers 10-22-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 357
Posted By SATEX
The thermostat doesn't control the fan. That is...

The thermostat doesn't control the fan. That is controlled by a thermostatic switch. The thermostat does open at certain temps to allow coolant to flow to and from the rads.

If yoy never have...
Forum: Thumpers 10-22-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,419
Posted By SATEX
You're not alone. Not what I want, but looks like...

You're not alone. Not what I want, but looks like a great concept.
Forum: Thumpers 10-21-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,208
Posted By SATEX
Agreed. I love trials tires for rocks and roots,...

Agreed. I love trials tires for rocks and roots, but Sieg nailed it wrt mud.
Forum: Thumpers 10-21-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,062
Posted By SATEX
Just go shopping for a high quality milk crate. ...

Just go shopping for a high quality milk crate. Most sellers will toss a KLR into the deal. They're not out much and both sides are happy. Plus, you have a place to put your new crate.
Forum: Thumpers 10-21-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,558
Posted By SATEX
I don't need or want a tach for offroad riding. ...

I don't need or want a tach for offroad riding. However, I do like to watch coolant temps and rpm in some dual sport situations. A trailtech Vapor gives me both, plus a speedometer and an hour...
Forum: Beasts 10-21-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,623
Posted By SATEX
You miss the point. They should make something...

You miss the point. They should make something that I WILL BUY, which is the above. :evil
Forum: Thumpers 10-20-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,080
Posted By SATEX
Price difference? Last year for the Fe650...

Price difference? Last year for the Fe650 Husaberg was 2008, and I don't recall when they stopped selling the XRR in the states. Similar years would likely sell for about the same for similar...
Forum: Equipment 10-20-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,247
Posted By SATEX
This is my approach to DS riding also. Street...

This is my approach to DS riding also. Street gear waist up and dirt gear waist down.
Forum: Thumpers 10-17-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,080
Posted By SATEX
Errrr ... the XR650R is a slow pig compared to my...

Errrr ... the XR650R is a slow pig compared to my 650. The Husaber FE650 is about 60 hp and just a tick over 250 lbs, with real suspension. I plated it too.

Occasionally i think about selling...
Forum: Beasts 10-17-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 507
Views: 89,764
Posted By SATEX
That appears promising. I guess it's a modified...

That appears promising. I guess it's a modified GS? I really like the Rally Raid Cb500x also. I am hoping for a factory build, but it's pretty obvious that no one will offer it this year. It may...
Forum: Thumpers 10-16-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 550
Posted By SATEX
I don't know where you are right now, but your...

I don't know where you are right now, but your only choices for parts are north to Midland or Odessa, or San Antonio. There is a fairly new shop in Kerrville, but I can't vouch for their parts...
Forum: Beasts 10-16-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 507
Views: 89,764
Posted By SATEX
I agree wrt single track riding. I ride single...

I agree wrt single track riding. I ride single track that is often challenging when riding my dialed in 2 stroke 'berg and would be downright scary on my 650 'berg.

I want a decent road bike that...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-16-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,339
Posted By SATEX
Bad analogy. You can and do take 14 clubs with...

Bad analogy. You can and do take 14 clubs with you for one round. However, if you did take one club, it would not likely be the 3 wood (1190) or the 4 iron (690.)

I would move closer to the...
Forum: Beasts 10-16-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 507
Views: 89,764
Posted By SATEX
Me neither. If "they" don't build what I want,...

Me neither. If "they" don't build what I want, then I'm out of the market.
Forum: Thumpers 10-15-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 2,568
Views: 255,545
Posted By SATEX
I can send you the stock spring from my TE300. ...

I can send you the stock spring from my TE300. It might still be stiff, but it would allow you to assess how much more you need to change. It's yellow (Husaberg) but it will be free other than...
Forum: Beasts 10-15-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 580
Views: 66,912
Posted By SATEX
Yeah, but you get and extra two or three feet of...

Yeah, but you get and extra two or three feet of travel on the TW just from the tires. :D
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 10-15-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,122
Posted By SATEX
Lots of discussion (supposition really) over in...

Lots of discussion (supposition really) over in "Orange Crush" about a similar KTM. Too big for me. I'm waiting for a 500 to 700cc twin with actual moderate dirt application.

BTW ... welcome!
Forum: Equipment 10-15-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,589
Posted By SATEX
If you want to ride more aggressively and\or the...

If you want to ride more aggressively and\or the terrain is challenging, then it's best to keep the bike as light as possible.

For easy riding, losding on the bike is more convenient.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 10-15-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,122
Posted By SATEX
At even the lowest attendance, $50 is certain. ...

At even the lowest attendance, $50 is certain. LOVE the location. :evil
Forum: Thumpers 10-14-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 289
Views: 34,422
Posted By SATEX
We should ride together sometime. My big Berg...

We should ride together sometime. My big Berg (aka Hussy Galore) like Big Bend.
Forum: Thumpers 10-14-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 690
Posted By SATEX
This is good advice, and I ride almost...

This is good advice, and I ride almost exclusively offroad. I would go drop tire pressures even lower (18-20). You won't be riding fast enough to risk rim damage.

Just have fun. Oh yeah... given...
Forum: Thumpers 10-14-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,355
Posted By SATEX
ditto :clap

ditto :clap
Forum: Orange Crush 10-14-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 734
Views: 92,405
Posted By SATEX
Physics is hard. Inertia from the motor...

Physics is hard. Inertia from the motor dramatically impacts handling. A smaller motor will be more turnable than a larger one. More power from an otherwise identical motor means negligible...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-13-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 734
Views: 92,405
Posted By SATEX
Having to control it slows you down. Going fast...

Having to control it slows you down. Going fast isn't about comparing specs. It is about actual riding.

All else being equal, a smaller motor allows a bike to turn much better. Since I get no...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-13-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 734
Views: 92,405
Posted By SATEX
I couldn't disagree more. Too much power IS a...

I couldn't disagree more. Too much power IS a problem, especially if one wants to do anything semi serious off-road. I also don't want too much power for a lot of road riding.
Forum: Beasts 10-13-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 507
Views: 89,764
Posted By SATEX
You left out an important part. I fixed it for...

You left out an important part. I fixed it for you. :D
Forum: Beasts 10-13-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 507
Views: 89,764
Posted By SATEX
I think a lot of folks who want a small to mid...

I think a lot of folks who want a small to mid twin dual sport are like me.... coming from thumpers and wanting more road friendliness than any thumper, while offering as light a weight as possible. ...
Forum: Beasts 10-10-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 507
Views: 89,764
Posted By SATEX
I think you're right ... except in my case. I am...

I think you're right ... except in my case. I am 56 and my dual sport bike is a modified Husaberg 650.

There's dirt in my blood, but I do want something more road able. The XTZ with no more...
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,337
Posted By SATEX
Depends on what I'm loading it IN. Open trailer...

Depends on what I'm loading it IN. Open trailer with minimal suspension... use a block. Pickup or enclosed/well suspended trailer. .. never.
Forum: Americas 05-14-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,785
Posted By SATEX
It is NOT everyone. Substantial majority? Yes,...

It is NOT everyone. Substantial majority? Yes, but not everyone, and I never do it. :D
Forum: Americas 05-14-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 788
Posted By SATEX
Very doable. On the TAT part going west, you're...

Very doable. On the TAT part going west, you're probably under 200 miles per day on average. Unless you're very slow or have major problems, that will be a nice pace.
Forum: Americas 05-10-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,477
Posted By SATEX
Similar situation for me, including time frame. ...

Similar situation for me, including time frame. TAT is doable. Would love Mex to Canada the hard way, but the logistics are tough.

I'mI'm going ti check some things and then circl3 back to you.
Forum: Americas 05-10-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,477
Posted By SATEX
I don't know if you have this sorted yet, but I...

I don't know if you have this sorted yet, but I rode to Portand where I had reserved a container for shipping on Forward Air. Not as expensive as you might think. Flew home.
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