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Forum: Equipment 07-01-2015, 06:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,823
Posted By Fred Garvin
Update

I decided on the freestyle for a few reasons. Easy on/off, not bulky, good ventilation, a little less money and I can use a fanny pack. Some of the other models came down too far in the back and will...
Forum: Equipment 07-01-2015, 06:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 673
Posted By Fred Garvin
Update

Just got done using the Leatt dual axis knee guards. Excellent product all around: comfortable, won't slip, full coverage, excellent protection. They fit well in my Sidi Crossfires with plenty of...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-08-2015, 03:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 501
Posted By Fred Garvin
What he said. It will be awhile for that any...

What he said. It will be awhile for that any where around here in the higher elevations.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-08-2015, 03:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 301
Posted By Fred Garvin
I am located mid way between Montrose and...

I am located mid way between Montrose and Ridgway. Drop a line when your in town and see if we can set something up.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-05-2015, 05:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 506
Posted By Fred Garvin
Ye haa!!!

Ye haa!!!
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-04-2015, 07:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,036
Posted By Fred Garvin
Not wanting to hi jack

But there is a lot of discussion on ktm talk about Twisted Engineering bars being another choice.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-04-2015, 07:12 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 9,407
Posted By Fred Garvin
Thanks

To all of you who were able to participate in this issue. It will benefit a lot of people that might not know the work rerquired behind the scenes to keep this area open.
Forum: Equipment 06-02-2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 673
Posted By Fred Garvin
Knee and elbow guards

Needing to upgrade/update for off road and dual sport. Considering the Leatt dual axis knee guards and some type of force field elbow guards. Any real world use with these? Open for other opinions...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-26-2015, 06:19 PM
Replies: 2,495
Views: 642,265
Posted By Fred Garvin
Grips

Try some Pro Grips 700 series. There are a few to choose from.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-05-2015, 07:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 260
Posted By Fred Garvin
Plus 7 on Morgan.

Plus 7 on Morgan.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-02-2015, 04:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 497
Posted By Fred Garvin
Moab riding

Just got back today. Went to the visitor center on day one and was told a plated/insured bike needed no UT sticker. Not plated, required.
Forum: Equipment 04-29-2015, 06:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,519
Posted By Fred Garvin
Induction

My go to 3 season jacket (temps above 40 with liner). I looked around a lot to replace/upgrade my fist gear mesh, and this is hands down light years ahead of it and others I have looked at. Heavy...
Forum: Equipment 04-18-2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,823
Posted By Fred Garvin
Tek Vest owners

I have finally narrowed it down to either the freestyle or crossover for off road, single track and dual sport riding. I have read most of the reviews on both, but am concerned about the length and...
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2015, 08:10 AM
Replies: 111,199
Views: 22,601,799
Posted By Fred Garvin
ear plugs

Hearing loss is cumulative. Once it's gone, it's gone for good. It is such a habit to use them that I never forget to put them in. I find the inexpensive foam ones work great both on the bike and the...
Forum: Equipment 03-25-2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 21,841
Posted By Fred Garvin
Induction jacket

Just got mine and really like it. First klim purchase. Up here in the altitudes, I think this could be a good three season jacket ( mid forty's being about the lowest temps I've had it in ) utilizing...
Forum: Equipment 03-25-2015, 06:31 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 18,552
Posted By Fred Garvin
Helmets

I think motorcycle consumer news just did a compare with the Arai dual sport. Got good reviews.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-25-2015, 06:12 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,462
Posted By Fred Garvin
Just a suggestion,

But can we not post this letter writing campaign in the other regional forums for additional support? This is a popular area used by a lot of people all over this country and might be a good way for...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-19-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 6,121
Posted By Fred Garvin
Where to live

Another vote for Montrose. :clap
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-15-2015, 07:34 PM
Replies: 773
Views: 84,584
Posted By Fred Garvin
Gaskets

Got mine from slavens in about 2 days. It is a 2011.
Forum: Thumpers 03-08-2015, 09:19 AM
Replies: 111,199
Views: 22,601,799
Posted By Fred Garvin
790 kit

Greetings,
I installed a 790 kit a while back and found it a worth while investment. I now have sea level performance at my altitude of 7200ft. msl. It has all the standard mods to include a fcr,...
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2015, 06:51 PM
Replies: 3,999
Views: 398,464
Posted By Fred Garvin
To fan or not to fan

Out in my neck of the woods (7200ft msl plus) I have seen some heat issues, me included, and a fan solved most of the problems with the stock tank. I have also seen the fan mounted on the front of...
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2015, 10:14 PM
Replies: 3,999
Views: 398,464
Posted By Fred Garvin
OnandOff

I put a larger tank (3.7 I think) and was unable to use a fan due to reduced clearance between the radiator and tank. Keep this in mind. I have since tried the Evans coolant and have not noticed any...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-09-2015, 05:09 PM
Replies: 773
Views: 84,584
Posted By Fred Garvin
Just curious

Do the JD needles make that much of a difference over stock? I have never used them yet I find the stock set up ok since I have no comparison.
Thanks.
Forum: Road Warriors 02-05-2015, 05:20 PM
Replies: 1,410
Views: 346,271
Posted By Fred Garvin
Cons

Never enough time to ride it. Same issue with my V7 racer.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-05-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,613
Posted By Fred Garvin
Another vote for Montrose

I am about half way between it and Ridgway on some decent land with views. I can leave my house and hit the trails with little to no paved road type riding.
Sounds like you have more days behind...
Forum: Equipment 01-24-2015, 07:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,650
Posted By Fred Garvin
Goggles

Scott over the glasses (OTG) with Roko straps.
Forum: Equipment 12-13-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 3,066
Views: 1,230,286
Posted By Fred Garvin
Ogio

Amen to all of the previous comments. I will add that there is a life time replacement on the vest with excellent customer service. One of the zippers broke and I had a new vest with in a week.
Forum: Equipment 12-13-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 874
Posted By Fred Garvin
gloves

Check web bike world. Saw a review there just yesterday.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-09-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,344
Posted By Fred Garvin
Colorado

Another plus for Montrose. I live just south between Montrose and Ridgway. Best riding in the state, on and off road. Moab not too far west.

PM me for other info you may need.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-05-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 773
Views: 84,584
Posted By Fred Garvin
2011 xcw with about 80 hrs and still using stock...

2011 xcw with about 80 hrs and still using stock gasket with no leaks. Got an updated one from slavens and will install for next season. Check ktm talk. Some have had some type of spacing issue...
Forum: Thumpers 11-30-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 3,999
Views: 398,464
Posted By Fred Garvin
Fly wheel weights

Any one using one? Had one on an older kx 250 and helped in the off road environment. Seems like it might help in the real nasty stuff.
Forum: Road Warriors 11-24-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 507
Views: 61,358
Posted By Fred Garvin
No thrill honda

Gee, I still love my 82 cbx with 89k on it. Still thrills me to rise it like when it was new!!!!
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-18-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 721
Posted By Fred Garvin
Rico riding

PM me in the spring. I have been wanting to ride that area also, but have the same reservations on doing it alone. I too am on a 300.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-29-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,480
Posted By Fred Garvin
300

+1 on the 300xcw. I put a one tooth larger countershaft sprocket and it transformed the bike.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-26-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,174
Posted By Fred Garvin
Blast

f this is your choice, go see Morgan at Highland cycles to do a pre buy. He might know of alterniatives that might work.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-24-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 319
Posted By Fred Garvin
Dual sport suggestions

Looking for some dual sport road/trail ideas from Montrose to the Leadville area then over to the Aspen area then back to Montrose. A dr 650 and a drz 400 to stay in hotels and have about 4 to 6 days...
Forum: Road Warriors 07-16-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 1,410
Views: 346,271
Posted By Fred Garvin
mods

I believe the v7r has 3 position adjustments on the pegs. Look at Apex.com they have a 3 in. riser available. Hope this helps.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-21-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 662
Posted By Fred Garvin
Thanks for the quick replies.

Thanks for the quick replies.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-20-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 662
Posted By Fred Garvin
Western slope trials riders

Can anyone suggest places to ride some trials courses that a beginner to some what advanced individuals might find entertaining? Montrose, Telluride, Ouray, etc. I am new to this lunacy myself and...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-20-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 491
Posted By Fred Garvin
Parking

I may be of some assistance. I am half way between Ridgway and Montrose.
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