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Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-20-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 313
Posted By hartzpad
Actually, I can't even rent a Harley, that dealer...

Actually, I can't even rent a Harley, that dealer no longer rents. Am I out of luck?
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-20-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 313
Posted By hartzpad
Bike Rental in Osage Beach, Missouri - Lake of the Ozarks area

I'm at a work conference in Osage Beach in 2 weeks, want to rent a bike but all I can find is the local Harley dealer. Any help? Or will I have to end up renting a mountain bike instead? Dual...
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 202
Posted By hartzpad
Default Recommend Turn Signals and Horn for '05 KTM 525 EXC

I haven't registered my 2005 525EXC for several years and before I was lacking a horn and turn signals. Time to do it right by the book and be fully legal.

What is a good looking, low profile...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-22-2009, 12:37 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,839
Posted By hartzpad
I think of lot of people in this thread didn't...

I think of lot of people in this thread didn't ready my post(s):

A) I did demo both the 990 and the F800GS
B) This is not my first time on the dirt, like I mentioned, I ride a plated KTM 525EXC,...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-21-2009, 10:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,144
Posted By hartzpad
I'm really leaning towards the Beemer. Only...

I'm really leaning towards the Beemer. Only problem with that is I'd like to purchase used. I can get a used 950/990 KTM for $7k-$9k. A used Beemer is going to be $10k+ no matter what. That is...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-21-2009, 08:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,144
Posted By hartzpad
F800 GS owners, compare your bike to the KTM 990 ADV

I've got a KTM 525 and I need a bigger bike for commuting and for longer trips. I've ridden both the F800 GS and the KTM 990 ADV. The KTM is the bike I lust after, amazing engine, great chassis and...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-25-2009, 04:46 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,839
Posted By hartzpad
OK, I have to admit, the Bimmer 800 is a very...

OK, I have to admit, the Bimmer 800 is a very worthy bike, I just demo'd a yellow one with 2k miles on it, stock except for Akropovic cans, sounded good but not as good as a stock 990. Like others...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-24-2009, 08:23 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,839
Posted By hartzpad
2007 990A vs. BMW F800GS? Anyone ridden the Bimmer?

Currently ride a plated KTM 525EXC but need something larger to commute 12 miles each way and do some longer distance dual sport rides. Plus it's the perfect compliment to my orange 525 for a "KTM...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 06-19-2009, 08:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 460
Posted By hartzpad
Utah Camping Spot Suggestions?

Family wants to go tent camping next weekend, any suggestions? Probably looking for some place with higher elevation for cooler temps (we live in Utah County). Should I look in the Manti La Sal...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-10-2008, 09:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,733
Posted By hartzpad
I run Shell Rotella 5W-40 in my KTM 525, my VW...

I run Shell Rotella 5W-40 in my KTM 525, my VW TDI (been doing 10,000 mile changes), my gas cars and even my lawnmower. Stuff is cheap and I've been using it in bikes for years. Works great for me...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-09-2008, 10:17 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 27,826
Posted By hartzpad
Anyone that has ridden the new 690 SM can...

Anyone that has ridden the new 690 SM can probably understand why I think that a new 690 ADV would be the perfect "all around" adventure bike. Had plenty of power, wide ratio 6 speed, and very...
Forum: Ride reports 11-04-2008, 10:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 731
Posted By hartzpad
what part of Tahoe? Thought I saw a pic of a...

what part of Tahoe? Thought I saw a pic of a nearby small resevoir like Boca or Stampede in NW Tahoe by Truckee.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-04-2008, 10:14 PM
Replies: 264
Views: 141,286
Posted By hartzpad
Wouldn't it be the coolest police bike? That...

Wouldn't it be the coolest police bike? That Hayabusa police bike has nothing on this thing.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-04-2008, 10:06 PM
Replies: 264
Views: 141,286
Posted By hartzpad
is it just me or does the 990 R seem to have the...

is it just me or does the 990 R seem to have the "S" suspension? Seems slightly higher than the 990 ADV in that one pic.
Forum: Ride reports 06-02-2008, 03:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 630
Posted By hartzpad
http://gji.smugmug.com/photos/305736739_eN5At-L.jp...

http://gji.smugmug.com/photos/305736739_eN5At-L.jpg

Is that the Airoh Tyger? I guess they are not offered in 2008 because they are not listed on the Airoh website like the S4 is.
Forum: Ride reports 06-01-2008, 06:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,255
Posted By hartzpad
I have been meaning to get up there soon. I'm in...

I have been meaning to get up there soon. I'm in Orem with a plated KTM 525 EXC if you ever want to swap bikes for an easy ride, I've never ridden a 640 ADV and I'm thinking my next bike (keeping...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-23-2008, 09:38 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,367
Posted By hartzpad
I will mostly be in the Blue Springs and Liberty...

I will mostly be in the Blue Springs and Liberty areas, east of KC.
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-23-2008, 09:31 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,367
Posted By hartzpad
Food Suggestions in Kansas City, MO?

I'm going to be in Kansas City, MO for 2 days this week, any suggestions of dives or unique restaurants that I should try for lunch or dinner? I have already tried Arthur Bryant's Famous BBQ in...
Forum: Thumpers 11-30-2007, 12:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,093
Posted By hartzpad
KTM's hydraulic clutch has spoiled me!

Every time I rode a KTM in the past I was amazed at the clutch feel and control due to the nice hydraulically actuated clutch on all of their bikes, but I didn't think much of it because every bike...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-14-2007, 08:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 667
Posted By hartzpad
I was eyeing that same Supermoto setup last night...

I was eyeing that same Supermoto setup last night for my 525 EXC. Wish I had $900 sitting around.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-12-2007, 06:47 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,724
Posted By hartzpad
I want to see some pictures of 950's on...

I want to see some pictures of 950's on "technical" singletrack. Somehow, I just can't believe that some of your are riding "technical" singletrack unless I get a pic or two. I can believe that...
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2007, 06:23 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,823
Posted By hartzpad
Do you have a dirt background? 33" inseam is...

Do you have a dirt background? 33" inseam is plenty for a 640 ADV. I have a 32" inseam and sat on a new 640 ADV last week at the dealer, I can't flatfoot it but it is well within a 32" inseam. I...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-11-2007, 11:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 780
Posted By hartzpad
I'm 5'11" with 32" inseam and I can barely tip...

I'm 5'11" with 32" inseam and I can barely tip toe both feet on the 950SE, I can flat foot my 525EXC and can almost flat foot the 640 ADV's that I have sat on. The difference on the 950 SE's is the...
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2007, 10:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 646
Posted By hartzpad
buy some axle pulls from Bonez racing or Enduro...

buy some axle pulls from Bonez racing or Enduro Engineering, makes it much easier to remove the axles both front and rear. I installed them on my 525 and they are well worth the $20/each.
Forum: Thumpers 11-02-2007, 06:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,310
Posted By hartzpad
You should be fine with the 640 ADV. I'm 5'11",...

You should be fine with the 640 ADV. I'm 5'11", 215 lbs. with a 33-34" inseam (I wear 34 length pants). I sat on a 2007 KTM 640 ADV last week and I could get both feet down just fine, not...
Forum: Thumpers 10-12-2007, 11:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,974
Posted By hartzpad
I'm sorry, I meant to say that it was faster,...

I'm sorry, I meant to say that it was faster, that is only way that my sentence would make sense. It definitely felt faster than the KTM 450's I've ridden, hands down.
Forum: Thumpers 10-11-2007, 05:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,974
Posted By hartzpad
I disagree, my WR had great low end and amazing...

I disagree, my WR had great low end and amazing top end power, but mine was fully derestricted and had a bunch of YZ mods. I beat my neighbors YZ426 and is dead even with another friend's CRf450R. ...
Forum: Thumpers 10-11-2007, 02:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,974
Posted By hartzpad
I just rode another KTM 450 EXC today, but I'm...

I just rode another KTM 450 EXC today, but I'm going to hold out for a 525. I wrote this for KTM talk today:

Hopefully this will help some of you debating between 450's and 525's:

I've ridden...
Forum: Thumpers 10-10-2007, 08:21 AM
Replies: 6,317
Views: 1,166,858
Posted By hartzpad
Thanks for the info, I have searched ride reports...

Thanks for the info, I have searched ride reports several different ways and there are quite a few KTM 640 ride reports, I just thought that it would be really convenient for everyone to have a list...
Forum: Thumpers 10-09-2007, 08:44 PM
Replies: 6,317
Views: 1,166,858
Posted By hartzpad
has anyone compiled a list of Ride Reports taken...

has anyone compiled a list of Ride Reports taken by KTM 640 Adventure? It's hard to search for them and I think it would be a great resource to the KTM 640 index to have a list of all of the ride...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-04-2007, 09:16 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 12,890
Posted By hartzpad
Why are there so many 2007 low mileage bikes for...

Why are there so many 2007 low mileage bikes for sale everyday in the Flea Market with the excuse that "I am just too busy, I don't have time to ride"?

There are way too many almost showroom new...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-04-2007, 02:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 896
Posted By hartzpad
There was a 950 ADV on this site that put that...

There was a 950 ADV on this site that put that bright white reflective tape on his tanks along with the lines of the bike and it really looked good and was very visible. Almost looked like racing...
Forum: Ride reports 09-23-2007, 03:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,488
Posted By hartzpad
Thanks, these are all of my local trails that I...

Thanks, these are all of my local trails that I ride to from my garage. Although I haven't yet tried any of the Manti-La Sal trails. The American Fork Canyon and Hobble Creek trails are my favorite.
Forum: Thumpers 09-19-2007, 11:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 411
Posted By hartzpad
Ditto that! Trailtech has replaced (2) brand new...

Ditto that! Trailtech has replaced (2) brand new Trailtech Vapors after both wouldn't power on (after a few months of hard use). I sent the old ones in and had new ones the following week both times....
Forum: Thumpers 09-13-2007, 05:30 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,377
Posted By hartzpad
Isn't there a turbo-charged single cylinder...

Isn't there a turbo-charged single cylinder thumper out there with massive boost that can beat all of these numbers? There has to be a turbo motor that can beat these, someone find it.
Forum: Ride reports 09-04-2007, 04:47 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,933
Posted By hartzpad
I've recently decided that the KTM 950 ADV is the...

I've recently decided that the KTM 950 ADV is the perfect 2nd Bike for me. Can you share what you found about financing a used bike? Hard or easy to find financing? With great credit, what kind of...
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2007, 05:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,307
Posted By hartzpad
Wow, amazing mpg on those F650's. Something...

Wow, amazing mpg on those F650's. Something isn't adding up for me....a bike that weighs over 400 lbs. (by most reports) seems to consistently get 10-30 mpg more than other ADV thumpers out there...
Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2007, 01:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,314
Posted By hartzpad
Speedo: Trailtech Vapor, I've been running i on...

Speedo: Trailtech Vapor, I've been running i on my WR426 since it was released last summer and it can't be beat for value or toughness. Simply a great unit at a great price.

Tires: I switched...
Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2007, 08:50 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 23,265
Posted By hartzpad
3 Questions: 1) What is the MSRP? It is...

3 Questions:

1) What is the MSRP? It is cheaper than KTM's ~8100 for 525 EXC's? If so, the EFI alone makes it worth it let alone all of the other cool stuff.

2) How hard are parts to get? Is...
Forum: Thumpers 08-02-2007, 09:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,748
Posted By hartzpad
If that is a big worry for you, why would you...

If that is a big worry for you, why would you ride a bike with a hydraulic front brake? Hydraulic rear brake? Seems hipocritical and miniscule at the same time.
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