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Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2015, 10:16 AM
Replies: 4,187
Views: 679,012
Posted By garrett
I currently have a 350EXC, and had a 500EXC. I...

I currently have a 350EXC, and had a 500EXC. I bought the 350 after riding my buddy's, back to back, on tight single track. The bike feels lighter, IS slightly lighter, has less power but it easier...
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2015, 09:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 240
Posted By garrett
Maybe they mean "Bible Thumpers"....:D

Maybe they mean "Bible Thumpers"....:D
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2015, 06:20 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 10,262
Posted By garrett
You are correct regarding the suspension on my...

You are correct regarding the suspension on my buddies bike. I like a comfy couch, he sprung it heavier and it's too harsh for me. I really liked how the engine won't stall compared to my 350. I like...
Forum: Thumpers 06-01-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 10,262
Posted By garrett
Hey B Thanks for the feedback. I know...

Hey B

Thanks for the feedback. I know you're taller than I so I was wondering what you did.

Garrett
Forum: Thumpers 06-01-2015, 07:50 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 10,262
Posted By garrett
I may be tarred and feathered after this but here...

I may be tarred and feathered after this but here goes....I tried the Beta and it felt odd to me. A buddy has a 300rr and I've been thinking about a 300 2 stroke for a while. I currently ride a...
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 481
Posted By garrett
I use Rotella T6 5W40. I'm sure it'll blow up my...

I use Rotella T6 5W40. I'm sure it'll blow up my motor after 250 hours...:D

I change oil at the required intervals and I noticed that using the Rotella the shifting seems easier towards the end...
Forum: Thumpers 05-10-2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 4,187
Views: 679,012
Posted By garrett
I live on the edge and use slime so I don't carry...

I live on the edge and use slime so I don't carry the fixin stuff. Haven't had issues yet. Yeah, tail bags are a personal thing. Kinda like Shell Rotella instead of Motorex and WD40 for the chain......
Forum: Thumpers 05-10-2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 4,187
Views: 679,012
Posted By garrett
Tubliss. No tire fixing. Love 'em. Dirt Bike Gear...

Tubliss. No tire fixing. Love 'em. Dirt Bike Gear makes a great tail bag if you're not into sewing and want to carry a tool kit on the bike.

Garrett
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 10,262
Posted By garrett
I have seen it and you're right, it's a stunning...

I have seen it and you're right, it's a stunning display of ability. I'd love to train with him but it's hard to get him here though. :(
I am going to train with Shane Watts in June though, his...
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2015, 06:28 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 10,262
Posted By garrett
Yeah I'm not sure if I want to sell my trials...

Yeah I'm not sure if I want to sell my trials bike as I love that little bugger. It's so light and fun. I don't compete but I've taken courses and it's improved my enduro technique a lot....(I dream...
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2015, 08:32 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 10,262
Posted By garrett
Damn you and your excellent videos B1! ;) ...

Damn you and your excellent videos B1! ;)

I've been thinking about a 2 stroke and WAS looking at a KTM300....

Actually I have a Beta 300Evo and I love the power delivery the little bike...
Forum: Thumpers 04-26-2015, 08:06 AM
Replies: 4,187
Views: 679,012
Posted By garrett
280 pound belleville spring review.

Last fall I decided to try the heavier Belleville spring for the clutch after reading a bit about it. I installed it before a week of riding in Moab so it saw sandy washes, dunes, and lots of...
Forum: Thumpers 04-26-2015, 07:46 AM
Replies: 4,187
Views: 679,012
Posted By garrett
Yeah that makes sense, I have dropped the bike...

Yeah that makes sense, I have dropped the bike numerous times without issue so they must be doing something. The BPD guards don't completely cover the rad from front to back like Scorpions and other...
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2015, 12:24 PM
Replies: 4,187
Views: 679,012
Posted By garrett
Rad Guards

FWIW, I have BPD guards on my 350 now, the guards were on the bike when I bought it. They seem fine but don't cover the sides of the rads. Not sure if that's an issue or not, time will tell. On my...
Forum: Vendors 02-19-2015, 09:19 AM
Replies: 526
Views: 87,797
Posted By garrett
They do get back to you but it does take time....

They do get back to you but it does take time. They aren't offering much in the way of discounts these days. I missed out on the post Christmas sale so I'm waiting. That said, their prices are...
Forum: Vendors 01-21-2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 526
Views: 87,797
Posted By garrett
Interested in a Montana 600, PM sent. ...

Interested in a Montana 600, PM sent.

Garrett
Forum: Vendors 01-10-2015, 07:44 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 9,800
Posted By garrett
PM sent. Garrett

PM sent.

Garrett
Forum: Thumpers 01-07-2015, 03:40 AM
Replies: 4,187
Views: 679,012
Posted By garrett
You can cut an old inner tube into strips and use...

You can cut an old inner tube into strips and use that. I use them as rubber bands for all my tie down straps in my strap drawer. Works great. You can slide the home made rubber band through the hole...
Forum: Thumpers 01-04-2015, 11:26 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,624
Posted By garrett
Coming off the DRZ anything will feel light! :D I...

Coming off the DRZ anything will feel light! :D I put a lot of miles on my Mighty DRZ before I sold it. I went to a 690, then 500 now the 350. Your best bet is to ride them back to back if you can....
Forum: Thumpers 01-04-2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,933
Posted By garrett
When you compare the cost of the KTM recommended...

When you compare the cost of the KTM recommended Motorex to the cost of the Rotella, it's about half price. Maybve less if you get the Rotella on sale. I find the shifting starts to get harder and...
Forum: Thumpers 01-04-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,933
Posted By garrett
I LOVE oil threads. I use Rotella T6...

I LOVE oil threads.

I use Rotella T6 5W-40 in my KTM350 and I used it in my 500EXC as well. Screw Motorex and their expensive crap. I have buddies that use the non synthetic Rotella T in their...
Forum: Thumpers 01-04-2015, 05:19 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,624
Posted By garrett
The 500 will do everything, but it's more a...

The 500 will do everything, but it's more a handful in tight technical trails, because of the power, weight and handling. The 350 IS easier to ride on any trail that only requires 1-3 gear. I came to...
Forum: Thumpers 01-03-2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,624
Posted By garrett
I've had both. First I bought the 500, rode it...

I've had both. First I bought the 500, rode it and loved it. It has a pile of torque, great balance and is a fantastic bike for 2 track and open terrain and very good for tighter single track. I LOVE...
Forum: Thumpers 12-25-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 4,187
Views: 679,012
Posted By garrett
I use the T6 synthetic 5W40 with no problems all...

I use the T6 synthetic 5W40 with no problems all year round. The bike is still cold blooded. I'm not sure if it would make a difference compared to the Rotella T in terms of easy cold starting....not...
Forum: Thumpers 12-24-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 4,187
Views: 679,012
Posted By garrett
Mine is cold blooded as well. The key module is...

Mine is cold blooded as well. The key module is also removed on mine. I choke it while turning it over, then turn choke off, then try again and kick it as I engage the starter. It seems to help...
Forum: Thumpers 12-24-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 4,187
Views: 679,012
Posted By garrett
I agree, the LHRB is awesome for steep downhills....

I agree, the LHRB is awesome for steep downhills. I've been thinking of the OxBrake which is a cable actuated LHRB that hooks up to the rear brake master cylinder. Looks like a cool system and easy...
Forum: Thumpers 12-24-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 4,187
Views: 679,012
Posted By garrett
I had a progressive on my 500EXC shock and it...

I had a progressive on my 500EXC shock and it worked fine. I get what you're saying regarding the valving being optimized for a straight rate spring but I liked the suspension on that bike and it...
Forum: Thumpers 12-24-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 4,187
Views: 679,012
Posted By garrett
Numbers one or three would be close. Every...

Numbers one or three would be close. Every suspension guy is going to be a bit different I think if you're within one spring rate you'd be ok. I JUST re-sprung my bike lower, I'm about 205-210...
Forum: Thumpers 12-24-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 4,187
Views: 679,012
Posted By garrett
I had an auto clutch on my my DRZ and it made a...

I had an auto clutch on my my DRZ and it made a huge difference in technical sections, it was like the bike weighed 20 pounds less. They work very well on any bike, but I found that once I bought a...
Forum: Thumpers 12-23-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 4,187
Views: 679,012
Posted By garrett
When I bought my used 350EXC it had the Vortex...

When I bought my used 350EXC it had the Vortex X10 on it. I've had no issues with it and the bike runs well. It also has an FMF Q4. For comparison sake, my buddy has a '14 (since new) 350EXC...
Forum: Thumpers 12-15-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 4,187
Views: 679,012
Posted By garrett
Nice! Poison Spider? I was there in...

Nice!
Poison Spider?

I was there in November. The 350 was great and did very well there. I have new scratches in the plastic to show for it. We did Dead Cow Wash and the start of 5 Miles of...
Forum: Thumpers 12-09-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 4,187
Views: 679,012
Posted By garrett
Thank you Sir! Garrett

Thank you Sir!

Garrett
Forum: Thumpers 12-09-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 4,187
Views: 679,012
Posted By garrett
Roadrider I've got the same setup and yeah,...

Roadrider
I've got the same setup and yeah, HDB products and customer service are fantastic. I installed Flexx bars this year to a 500EXC then sold that bike and used the sAME bars on my current...
Forum: Thumpers 11-27-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 4,187
Views: 679,012
Posted By garrett
I've had the 350EXC around 8K on single track and...

I've had the 350EXC around 8K on single track and quad trails without troubles. The whole altitude thing is blown way out of proportion IMO. I had my DRZ400 above 10,000 feet and the throttle...
Forum: Thumpers 11-25-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 658
Posted By garrett
Ive had both the KTM 500 and now, the 350. If...

Ive had both the KTM 500 and now, the 350. If you're mostly doing singletrack, you'll be well served by the 350. Lots of useable power and enough (lots of) torque to do everything. I'm 185 w/out...
Forum: Trials 10-29-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,579
Posted By garrett
I'm jealous, should be a great bike. I'd sure...

I'm jealous, should be a great bike. I'd sure like to check one out.

Garrett
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 14,349
Posted By garrett
A local dealer here in CaNAda, told me they'll...

A local dealer here in CaNAda, told me they'll retail about the same as a 250XCW. 9500ish...
Forum: Trials 10-27-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,579
Posted By garrett
It won't be a (factory) street legal bike here in...

It won't be a (factory) street legal bike here in Canada. Here in Alberta, off road bikes are registered and plated, as such, and are required to be registered and insured to ride on Crown (public)...
Forum: Trials 10-27-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,579
Posted By garrett
Yes, the anticipation would be rough. That's a...

Yes, the anticipation would be rough. That's a lot of overlap with the bikes in your garage (Not judging, I'm envious). I have a 350 and a trials bike as well, and recently switched from a 500 to my...
Forum: Trials 10-26-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,579
Posted By garrett
I noticed that, very cool bike and it's great to...

I noticed that, very cool bike and it's great to see KTM bringing them here. If I recall, you have a deposit on one? When is the new baby due?

I've been wondering what I'd get rid of if I...
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