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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains Today, 11:52 AM
Replies: 6,381
Views: 318,248
Posted By zimm
My brother and I are thinking about buying some...

My brother and I are thinking about buying some dual-sports (probably tagged KTM's) this spring. What are some cool routes that get into the woods or trails, but not a full blown ORV park with ATV's...
Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 351
Posted By zimm
The DR350SE looks perfect for me. Street legal,...

The DR350SE looks perfect for me. Street legal, electric start, and 30hp on paper. I'm going to start researching and maybe pick one up this spring. Thanks!

I thought I'd like a TW200, but...
Forum: Road warriors 12-17-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 2,032
Views: 372,495
Posted By zimm
Walrus, check out wings exhaust- I love mine and...

Walrus, check out wings exhaust- I love mine and they have 9000 miles on 'em.

http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h76/zimm17/KTM%20990%20SMT/IMG_0865.jpg...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-17-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 6,381
Views: 318,248
Posted By zimm
I was referring to the boots and milk jugs. You...

I was referring to the boots and milk jugs. You guys are touchy. Maybe bitter from riding in the cold?

As to the ice comment, I don't ride in ice. I chicken out and take the metro to work.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-16-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 6,381
Views: 318,248
Posted By zimm
Omg those are horrible. Gerbings heated gloves...

Omg those are horrible. Gerbings heated gloves and heated grips are all you need down to zero and you won't look stupid.
Forum: Thumpers 12-16-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 351
Posted By zimm
Getting the itch for bike to follow the kids around...

Rainy day dreaming here... My brother has two Honda ZR50's he bought and fixed up for my boys when they get a *little bit* older, they're currently 2 and 4. I'm currently dirtbike-less since I live...
Forum: Equipment 10-28-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 960
Posted By zimm
I went with "racer" brand "feeling" gloves after...

I went with "racer" brand "feeling" gloves after reading some reviews. Not waterproof, but they should get the job done when I don't need insulation. They're well made, fit my hands awesomely. ...
Forum: Equipment 10-26-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,608
Posted By zimm
Awesome. I love my gerbings even unplugged. ...

Awesome. I love my gerbings even unplugged. When temps are 30's or lower i plug em in and run heated grips with warm n safe jacket liner. I'm good tested down to 20 degrees so far.
Forum: Equipment 10-23-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 960
Posted By zimm
Need good non-insulated, leather gaunlet gloves (waterproof would be nice)...

I'm due for a new set of leather gaunlet gloves. I've had several pairs of olympic, and now my Joe Rockets' palms are gone, so I'm riding bare palmed. I already have winter and spring/fall...
Forum: Equipment 10-23-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 962
Posted By zimm
I bought a warm 'n safe last winter after my...

I bought a warm 'n safe last winter after my gerbings inner liner finally fell apart. It's a great liner, puts out a lot of heat. Make sure you have an adjustable heat knob instead of an on/off...
Forum: Equipment 10-23-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,608
Posted By zimm
While not a 3 finger mitt, my Gerbings heated...

While not a 3 finger mitt, my Gerbings heated gloves are by far my favorite. I use them mostly unplugged with the cord tucked away in the zippered lining. I only bother plugging them in when it's...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-23-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 6,381
Views: 318,248
Posted By zimm
I'm bored at work and just found this thread. I...

I'm bored at work and just found this thread. I have nothing to add except does anyone know of a local place to let my 4 year old try out the Honda Z50R my brother is restoring for him? An open...
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,143
Posted By zimm
Great ideas guys. Keep them coming. I'd love a...

Great ideas guys. Keep them coming. I'd love a KTM 350, but for this first round, I'll get a budget beater for under $2k and start with that. I'm liking the 150 idea. The boys can grow into it. ...
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,143
Posted By zimm
I'm thinking TTR/DRZ/CRF... I shiver imagining a...

I'm thinking TTR/DRZ/CRF... I shiver imagining a hot rod 350/450 thumper puking coolant while I'm slipping the clutch to just follow the kids.

Trials bike would be cool, but you can't really sit...
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,143
Posted By zimm
I hear you on the 450. My brother had a 200XC-W...

I hear you on the 450. My brother had a 200XC-W (2 stroke) and it was harder to ride than my 300, it was a revver. I guess I need more tractor like that won't overheat and have a nice low 1st gear....
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,143
Posted By zimm
What bike to follow kids learning on 50's and for dad's play time?

Bottom Line Up Front (BLUF): What would be the best bike for escorting my kid or kids learning to ride on a little Z50 and the other on his electric quad? Something comfy, can idle along the trails,...
Forum: Equipment 07-02-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,444
Posted By zimm
I've tried using Klipsh S4 and X10 and skull...

I've tried using Klipsh S4 and X10 and skull candy and none of them work in a helmet. As soon as my helmet ear cups hit the buds, they go silent. I'm not sure if the silicone covers up the port, or...
Forum: Equipment 07-02-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 293
Posted By zimm
Bluetooth for only pandora- Scala QZ the best?

My Sena SMH10 is dying bad (first gen). Pins are worn out, the speaker jack is broken out of the housing, etc. I never use intercom, but listen to pandora on my work commute.

Doing some googling,...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 06-05-2014, 05:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,627
Posted By zimm
Did you attempt to update with a Mac? I think...

Did you attempt to update with a Mac? I think that's the problem. You'll probably need a new unit. I updated in windows with no problems.
Forum: Equipment 05-22-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 550
Posted By zimm
Thanks fellas. I don't need "waterproof" but I've...

Thanks fellas. I don't need "waterproof" but I've had leather gloves that turned into a dry, hard, crumpled mess after being soaked- oh and they dyed my hands black.

I'm reading up on aerostich...
Forum: Equipment 05-21-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 550
Posted By zimm
Water resistant summer glove with big cuff?

I need some new leather warm weather gloves. I use gerbings in the winter and have some short mesh ones for hot days. My joe rocket's are worn out. I want something leather, with a nice big cuff...
Forum: Road warriors 04-22-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 2,032
Views: 372,495
Posted By zimm
There's a forum for assholes too

There's a forum for assholes too
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 04-22-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,627
Posted By zimm
I got mine back today. Quick turnaround. I got...

I got mine back today. Quick turnaround. I got a different model because the road rash on the case is gone. It popped off in a parking lot once....:D
Forum: Road warriors 04-22-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 2,032
Views: 372,495
Posted By zimm
Boots... There's a gear forum for that... ...

Boots... There's a gear forum for that...

As for the 16t, I liked it at first, but since most of my riding is highway commuting at 78-80mph, I went back to stock. Still at 5000rpms during my...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 04-21-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,627
Posted By zimm
I've had issues with garmin stuff for Mac in the...

I've had issues with garmin stuff for Mac in the past too. When I get the replacement I'll update with my Mac booted with windows.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 04-20-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,627
Posted By zimm
Garmin had me go through 20 mins of trying to...

Garmin had me go through 20 mins of trying to reset the garmin. They gave up and gave me an RMA. I sent it back and the day after they got it, I have a refurbished one coming back to me. Not bad...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 04-15-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,627
Posted By zimm
Same exact problem here today. Going to call...

Same exact problem here today. Going to call Garmin....
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-08-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,475
Posted By zimm
Got my bike back from dealer. There's a white 2...

Got my bike back from dealer. There's a white 2 wire connector in the steering neck. If you jump them, it turns on the ignition. Then with key inserted, I can start bike. I rigged a switch to get...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-05-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 13,132
Posted By zimm
Dealer called me. They read this thread and...

Dealer called me. They read this thread and checked my bike. My wires are fine but ignition switch is bad. Will take 3 weeks to get one programmed and keyed by ktm. Not under warranty either.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-04-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,475
Posted By zimm
Dealer called. It's not the wiring but the...

Dealer called. It's not the wiring but the ignition switch is bad. 3 weeks to get one from ktm keyed and programmed to my numbers. No warranty either.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-04-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 13,132
Posted By zimm
Thanks for the thread. I emailed the link to it...

Thanks for the thread. I emailed the link to it to my dealership that still has my 990 SMT. They're calling KTM USA today about it. Hopefully they'll cover the cost of the repair, I'm 3 weeks out...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-28-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,475
Posted By zimm
They've had the bike a week. It's definitly...

They've had the bike a week. It's definitly wires in the steering head. If they wiggle the bars back and forth they can get the lights to flicker on and off. They said 3-5 hours labor to tear into...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-24-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,475
Posted By zimm
Nope, hopefully I'll hear something today. I...

Nope, hopefully I'll hear something today. I called Saturday and they hadn't looked at it. I'm riding my *gasp* Harley to work and it's a lot colder than the KTM/aerostich/heated grips/heated gear...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-21-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,475
Posted By zimm
Would side stand switch cause the whole bike be...

Would side stand switch cause the whole bike be dead electrically? It's at the dealer, we'll see what they say. Warranty ran out 3 weeks ago, of course.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-21-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,475
Posted By zimm
Well it's going to the dealer this afternoon. ...

Well it's going to the dealer this afternoon. I'll have them check for cables. I did move the bars far left to lock the steering at the time it died....
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-21-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,475
Posted By zimm
No dice. Connections are tight, all fuses are...

No dice. Connections are tight, all fuses are good. I don't have a voltmeter here at work, but I plugged in my gerbings heat controller and it lights up, so the battery has something. Looks like a...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-21-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,475
Posted By zimm
Thanks, I'll check those again. Also I checked...

Thanks, I'll check those again. Also I checked the owner's manual- there's a 30 amp main fuse as well as a spare. I'm going to walk out there and see if that's it. I'll report back.
...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-21-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,475
Posted By zimm
990 died while parking- whole bike is dead

2011 990 SMT. I rode into work today and I pulled into a parking spot. I was putting down my kickstand about the same time I reached over to turn off the key and the bike shut off! I didn't turn the...
Forum: Equipment 01-24-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,474
Posted By zimm
I need some mittens ASAP. I blew a tendon in my...

I need some mittens ASAP. I blew a tendon in my middle finger tip and have a stacks splint that doesn't fit in my gerbings gloves. Hoping to find some mittens with a big gauntlet that'll work over...
Forum: Road warriors 01-23-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 2,032
Views: 372,495
Posted By zimm
Wolfman rear bag ...

Wolfman rear bag
http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h76/zimm17/KTM%20990%20SMT/ce5285fe.jpg
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