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Forum: Thumpers 05-28-2015, 12:47 PM
Replies: 4,032
Views: 640,740
Posted By FamilyRider
I use 13/50 for dirt and technical trails, 14/50...

I use 13/50 for dirt and technical trails, 14/50 for dual sport and adventure rides. Now that I have done it a few times, I can swap the counter sprocket pretty quickly.
Forum: Equipment 05-21-2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 233
Posted By FamilyRider
My FE450 is the first bike where I installed a...

My FE450 is the first bike where I installed a Scotts steering damper. Now I won't own a dirt bike without one. I think it makes a huge difference in reducing fatigue and I am pretty sure it has...
Forum: Thumpers 05-16-2015, 06:12 PM
Replies: 6,713
Views: 1,035,157
Posted By FamilyRider
I previously bought some extended throttle cables...

I previously bought some extended throttle cables from Pro Motion. I think they are 2" longer than stock according to the spec, but in reality I don't think they are quite that long.

I installed...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-16-2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 426
Posted By FamilyRider
Exploring Cedar Mesa in SE Utah

We got to spend three days exploring trails and Indian Ruins in the Cear Mesa area in southeastern Utah. I have seen lots of trip reports of people riding the main scenic trails on large adventure...
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2015, 06:05 AM
Replies: 8,784
Views: 2,513,150
Posted By FamilyRider
So you like the Tractionator Enduro I/T????? I...

So you like the Tractionator Enduro I/T????? I now have that on the rear and I don't like it. It spins out easier than any tire I have every used. I don't know why - I suspect the rubber is just...
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2015, 04:51 PM
Replies: 8,784
Views: 2,513,150
Posted By FamilyRider
The Trackmaster II is a great tire for the rear. ...

The Trackmaster II is a great tire for the rear. Very affordable and gives pretty good traction in most conditions. I would go with a 110. To me it seems smaller than most tires. I have a 110 on...
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 6,713
Views: 1,035,157
Posted By FamilyRider
I don't think there is a glue that works well. I...

I don't think there is a glue that works well. I have drilled holes and sewed the pieces back together with wire and then covered the whole mess with hot glue. Not very pretty, but it works.
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2015, 08:13 PM
Replies: 4,032
Views: 640,740
Posted By FamilyRider
I used the STR case guard until I switched to a...

I used the STR case guard until I switched to a Rekluse clutch cover. It worked very well.
...
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 4,032
Views: 640,740
Posted By FamilyRider
I never carried spare high pressure tubes until I...

I never carried spare high pressure tubes until I had a failure last year. 2nd day of a 6 day adventure ride my valve stem separated from the tube. Turned out to be a faulty tube. I had to remove...
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 4,032
Views: 640,740
Posted By FamilyRider
Details are on my blog...

Details are on my blog (https://gardinerfamilyadventures.wordpress.com/2015/03/06/tool-pouch-for-ktm-mar-2015/). Miks mounting approach is probably easier, but I didn't want to cut slots in my...
Forum: Equipment 05-11-2015, 06:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,093
Posted By FamilyRider
You might try the Alpinestar Stella Bionic 2 body...

You might try the Alpinestar Stella Bionic 2 body armor. I have read good reviews from women, but it didn't fit my thin daughter very well. My daughter ended up trying on a bunch of dual sport...
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2015, 06:05 AM
Replies: 4,032
Views: 640,740
Posted By FamilyRider
tools

Well I like to be prepared, so I carry more tools than most...

Under fender tool pouch for seldom used items (chain tool, tire plugs (for Tubliss), tire irons, spare spark plug)....
Forum: Thumpers 05-10-2015, 07:40 AM
Replies: 4,032
Views: 640,740
Posted By FamilyRider
Very nice! I am pretty happy with my tool...

Very nice!

I am pretty happy with my tool pouch. The only issues I have had, and they are minor, are; 1) my cam strap buckles are kind of bulky and would be the first thing to hit the tire, and...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-09-2015, 01:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 320
Posted By FamilyRider
We just spent 3 days exploring Cedar Mesa in SE...

We just spent 3 days exploring Cedar Mesa in SE Utah. We rode part of section 1 of the UTBDR, but we made a nice loop and included several trails that aren't typically ridden by those on the larger...
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 684
Posted By FamilyRider
- the adjustable slave cylinder - that comes with...

- the adjustable slave cylinder - that comes with the EXP for $500. For me, the extra $400 to upgrade to the Core was not worth the money.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-07-2015, 05:04 AM
Replies: 1,060
Views: 169,467
Posted By FamilyRider
Me: ...

Me:
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-gZdxnWpwBno/VUbESt7PZoI/AAAAAAAAX0I/R0wXagoEjXg/w873-h655-no/Cedar%2BMesa%2BJamie%2BMay2015-025.JPG


My daughter:...
Forum: Thumpers 05-06-2015, 08:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 684
Posted By FamilyRider
When I upgraded from the EXP to the Core, I only...

When I upgraded from the EXP to the Core, I only added one plate back in. That was a disappointment to me. I think on some bikes you use all plates, but not on the 350.
Forum: Thumpers 05-05-2015, 04:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 684
Posted By FamilyRider
When I bought mine I called Rekluse to get their...

When I bought mine I called Rekluse to get their advice. Basically they said if you race, get the Core. Since I am a recreational rider, I went with the EXP.

You can read my review of it on my...
Forum: Equipment 05-05-2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,266
Posted By FamilyRider
In my opinion, the best helmet camera videos are...

In my opinion, the best helmet camera videos are made with a variety of camera angles. But that takes planning and work. I usually don't take the time.

I used to use a helmet top mount most of...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-05-2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,227
Posted By FamilyRider
It was in the 80s for our trip - at least down in...

It was in the 80s for our trip - at least down in the lower elevations. It would be brutal in summer.
Forum: Equipment 05-05-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 613
Posted By FamilyRider
I think it depends on what type of bike you have,...

I think it depends on what type of bike you have, but for my dirt bikes, I like the Symtec heaters. I have had nothing but trouble with the cheaper Tusk or EE units. The Symtec are much better...
Forum: Thumpers 05-05-2015, 05:30 AM
Replies: 6,713
Views: 1,035,157
Posted By FamilyRider
There should be a connector hanging out from the...

There should be a connector hanging out from the wiring harness just below the battery. Plugging this in while re installing the tank is where a 3rd hand would be nice to have. Kind of a pain.
...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-04-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 3,858
Views: 1,698,652
Posted By FamilyRider
Daughter's first adventure ride

My daughter totally loved her first 3-day adventure ride. Fun trails, fun hikes, interesting history, great campsites, and spectacular scenery in SE Utah.

Goosenecks of the San Juan:...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-04-2015, 01:24 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,227
Posted By FamilyRider
The nice thing about Utah in April is the great...

The nice thing about Utah in April is the great variety of weather... We had warm (hot) and sunny weather for our 3-day ride.

Thanks for the heads up regarding sand. We avoided most of Comb...
Forum: Equipment 05-03-2015, 04:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,289
Posted By FamilyRider
I just got back from a 3 day trip on SE Utah and...

I just got back from a 3 day trip on SE Utah and the 6L dromedary bag worked great. I attached it to my gear with 4 small caribiners. I then put two small ROK straps across the top to keep it from...
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,422
Posted By FamilyRider
I installed a Rekluse on my 350...

I installed a Rekluse on my 350 (https://gardinerfamilyadventures.wordpress.com/2015/03/06/rekluse-core-exp-2-0-upgrade-kit-mar-2015/) and love it. My confidence on technical trails shot straight up...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-24-2015, 01:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 417
Posted By FamilyRider
Utah got hit with a pretty big snowstorm about a...

Utah got hit with a pretty big snowstorm about a week ago - dumping 42" at Snowbird over 48 hrs. We got another smaller storm this week. In northern Utah I wouldn't plan on anything above about...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-21-2015, 08:25 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,227
Posted By FamilyRider
Thanks for the input. I just finished my...

Thanks for the input. I just finished my reroute. I am thinking of returning to my car via Elk Mountain road. <old route="" had="" snow="" flat="" and="" comb="" wash="" back="" to="" the=""...
Forum: Equipment 04-21-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,289
Posted By FamilyRider
I am going to try and mount it via the grommets...

I am going to try and mount it via the grommets in the corners so the strap doesn't put pressure on the bladder, which might pop open the spout. I may have a loose strap over the bladder to reduce...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-21-2015, 02:03 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,227
Posted By FamilyRider
The road you forgot the name of is Snow Flat...

The road you forgot the name of is Snow Flat Road. Much of it follows the route of the Hole in the Rock expedition.

We are heading down there next week. How bad was the sand in Comb Wash? This...
Forum: Equipment 04-21-2015, 06:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,206
Posted By FamilyRider
I am not familiar with the 950, but I have...

I am not familiar with the 950, but I have installed turn signals on all of my dirt bikes. I have used the low cost Tusk LED blinkers, but I am not impressed with them. I have some nice SicAss...
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2015, 08:58 PM
Replies: 6,713
Views: 1,035,157
Posted By FamilyRider
Fuel issues

For those of you having fuel related problems, perhaps my 'lessons learned' blog post (https://gardinerfamilyadventures.wordpress.com/2012/04/14/fuel-injection-how-to-keep-it-working/) will be of...
Forum: Thumpers 04-19-2015, 05:43 AM
Replies: 4,032
Views: 640,740
Posted By FamilyRider
What size where the metal peaces? The fact that...

What size where the metal peaces? The fact that there were none on the magnet suggest aluminum rather than steel. The fact that there were none on the oil screen makes no sense to me.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-18-2015, 03:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 447
Posted By FamilyRider
I bought the whole set of Dirtwise DVDs. I...

I bought the whole set of Dirtwise DVDs. I watched them a few times and then took the class. The videos helped, but the class was well worth it. My son and I learned more in two days than we would...
Forum: Equipment 04-18-2015, 06:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,289
Posted By FamilyRider
My upcoming trip is in the desert in Southern...

My upcoming trip is in the desert in Southern Utah and I don't know if we will have access to water. Normally I take a water filter, but for this trip I wanted to carry at least an extra gallon and...
Forum: Equipment 04-17-2015, 06:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,289
Posted By FamilyRider
4L Dromedary

I did a trial packing job for my upcoming trip so that I could see how and where to carry a 4L Dromedary bag. The best fit was hanging off the back off my luggage right above the fender. For those...
Forum: Equipment 04-16-2015, 05:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,289
Posted By FamilyRider
I appreciate all of the concern about using the...

I appreciate all of the concern about using the Dromedary for carrying fuel. I too am nervous about the idea, and so far I haven't tried it. But I have read lots of reports that people have used...
Forum: Equipment 04-15-2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,289
Posted By FamilyRider
I bought a 4L dromedary bag for carrying water...

I bought a 4L dromedary bag for carrying water and a 6L for carrying fuel. I haven't yet tried them, but I have read lots of good reviews on them. But I am still a little nervous about carrying...
Forum: Equipment 04-15-2015, 06:02 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,329
Posted By FamilyRider
I finally got the Clake SLR installed and tested...

I finally got the Clake SLR installed and tested (but on a pretty easy ride). It took a while, because my kit was missing the two banjo fittings, so it took a few more weeks to get those.

The...
Forum: Thumpers 04-10-2015, 08:36 PM
Replies: 4,032
Views: 640,740
Posted By FamilyRider
Regular maintenance on the KTM: * Clean and...

Regular maintenance on the KTM:
* Clean and re-oil the air filter - dirt will kill your high performance motor
* Regular oil changes (~20 hours or so)
* Periodic check of your valve clearances (I...
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