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Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 05:26 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 12,889
Posted By team ftb
Hey there mate. Sorry for the tardy reply as...

Hey there mate. Sorry for the tardy reply as I've been romping about in Lao off road for a bit.

I have no experience directly either with the Endurostan bags or GL Siskiyou saddlebags other than...
Forum: Thumpers 11-20-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 7,666
Views: 1,585,242
Posted By team ftb
Southern Laos

Packed the Altrider Hemsiohere bag (upgrade from my old Giantloop coyote Dave designed) for a few weeks in Lao.

http://withgusto.smugmug.com/Other/Southern-Lao-2014/i-2dbD9md/0/L/P1090848-L.jpg
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Forum: Vendors 11-08-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 1,557
Views: 195,513
Posted By team ftb
Hell I'm just looking forward to riding off road...

Hell I'm just looking forward to riding off road for two weeks:lol3. Hopefully a couple Kriega related pics will end up on the SD card and I can oblige you Traveltoad.
Forum: Equipment 11-07-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 1,068
Views: 312,217
Posted By team ftb
Traction must have been fantastic with the above...

Traction must have been fantastic with the above rain showers. Packing and loading in the rain not so much fun:lol3.
Forum: Vendors 11-06-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 1,557
Views: 195,513
Posted By team ftb
Darn. Was hoping for another iteration. At...

Darn. Was hoping for another iteration.

At least my R15 is still going strong. Off to Lao next week with it and the R3. Hope you're well Michael.
Forum: Vendors 11-06-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 1,299
Views: 156,291
Posted By team ftb
Pete - For those of us wanting the small Reckless...

Pete - For those of us wanting the small Reckless without anything on the rear fender, can it be used without anything under the beavertail if desired? Ballpark how many liters are in the small...
Forum: Equipment 10-08-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 474
Posted By team ftb
Hey there Berung!! I received your PM and...

Hey there Berung!!

I received your PM and I'll respond here instead.

I'm not sure what type of riding you'll be doing during your ride around Indonesia; off roading, dual sport, or road riding....
Forum: Thumpers 10-05-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 1,048
Views: 185,651
Posted By team ftb
Camping off the bike is what it's about and all...

Camping off the bike is what it's about and all I'll have to do get a warmer sleeping bag for Idaho. I would have thought your style of doing the Tour would be a lot more deserving of completion...
Forum: Equipment 10-05-2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,409
Posted By team ftb
Anders as long as the soft armor protects what I...

Anders as long as the soft armor protects what I want I would agree. Anyone desiring good rib protection will see this model does not have the rib coverage of the models listed above. It's a case...
Forum: Equipment 10-04-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,409
Posted By team ftb
+1 a bit minimal compared to the Leatt 5.5 HD and...

+1 a bit minimal compared to the Leatt 5.5 HD and the Alpinestars A8 in regards to allocating protection to the ribs.
Forum: Thumpers 10-04-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 1,048
Views: 185,651
Posted By team ftb
Lovely post Finn and great to see you back in the...

Lovely post Finn and great to see you back in the saddle. Glad to see you have a fantastic time on the TOI sections. I was not clear if you left any sections undone, if so I'll be back in Los...
Forum: Vendors 10-03-2014, 03:48 AM
Replies: 1,299
Views: 156,291
Posted By team ftb
Congrats on the gear.

First off a tip of the hat for getting to the stage of shipping gear. I'm sure the boys are working the fingers to the bone just to get to this point. Lovely accomplishment.

Another upside of...
Forum: Equipment 10-01-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 2,644
Views: 1,018,071
Posted By team ftb
Pay $5 to get it welded and it's as good as gold....

Pay $5 to get it welded and it's as good as gold. I outfitted mine with extra sockets and allen bits and it worked as the backbone of my toolkit for two years before I went with a different set-up...
Forum: Equipment 10-01-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 2,644
Views: 1,018,071
Posted By team ftb
Do a search my posts on the Motion Pro metric...

Do a search my posts on the Motion Pro metric trail tool in this thread. I documented a failure in the field. Bottom line the multi piece driver is epoxied and needs to be welded together if you're...
Forum: Thumpers 09-25-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 2,593
Views: 258,452
Posted By team ftb
Pne - If you're stalling I'm guessing your air...

Pne - If you're stalling I'm guessing your air screw and/or pilot jet needs some sorting. Mine would stall on occasion when first installed until I tweaked the air screw a hair.

When my Z start...
Forum: Thumpers 09-24-2014, 11:15 PM
Replies: 2,593
Views: 258,452
Posted By team ftb
Pne - The Z start comes with three spring choices...

Pne - The Z start comes with three spring choices that will effect the RPM point the clutch engages as well as how slowly the clutch will be applied. Not sure if you've tried the "low RPM soft...
Forum: Thumpers 09-23-2014, 11:55 PM
Replies: 2,593
Views: 258,452
Posted By team ftb
I am pleased to hear eeryone realizes the cause...

I am pleased to hear eeryone realizes the cause for their overheating with the recluse is rthey are riding 2 gears too high nany times. The stock clutch will also over heat rridng two Gears too high...
Forum: Thumpers 09-22-2014, 04:27 AM
Replies: 301
Views: 70,240
Posted By team ftb
You'll gladly give up that vibrating tub for the...

You'll gladly give up that vibrating tub for the 500 if your rides are predominantly dirt. Cruises 65 MPH on the highway all day long no problem and tears up the offroad worlds better than your 640....
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2014, 04:35 AM
Replies: 7,666
Views: 1,585,242
Posted By team ftb
The mirror can be rotated outside the handguard...

The mirror can be rotated outside the handguard as shown in my first pics to see traffic/riding mates behind you or folded inside the handguard when riding tighter offroad riding as pictured below. ...
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 7,666
Views: 1,585,242
Posted By team ftb
I cut all my bars to 29", both Faast Flexx bars...

I cut all my bars to 29", both Faast Flexx bars and standard Neken KTM bars. It's pretty narrow if you want to cram tons o stuff on yer bars. On my 500 I have all my switchgear and my Garmin...
Forum: Vendors 08-04-2014, 03:01 AM
Replies: 1,557
Views: 195,513
Posted By team ftb
I use the R15 pack and tried a Cube but it always...

I use the R15 pack and tried a Cube but it always fouled my helmet chin bar (though I had mine on the right side as a camera holder). Though I'm short and have the pack set up on the smallest...
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 7,666
Views: 1,585,242
Posted By team ftb
Thanks for your insight. Glad to hear they are...

Thanks for your insight. Glad to hear they are supple enough for hacky enduro terrain. Some of the reviews i read on KTMTalk mentioned they were still lacking plushness but were phenomenal on the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 7,666
Views: 1,585,242
Posted By team ftb
I've used Pete for my last few revalves and he is...

I've used Pete for my last few revalves and he is a breathe of fresh air in regards to innovation within the industry.

He did my 500 and did not have the cone valve (N10z) set-up ready at the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-13-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 7,666
Views: 1,585,242
Posted By team ftb
None that I know. All of them have wonderful...

None that I know. All of them have wonderful clutch modulation.....learned from using a manual clutch extensively. None of the Trials riders I know/ride with use a Rekluse on their Trial or Trail...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-11-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 11,426
Views: 1,342,721
Posted By team ftb
Does the track distance start a new mileage with...

Does the track distance start a new mileage with every new day since my tracks are stored on the SD card by date?
Forum: Vendors 07-10-2014, 11:46 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 22,367
Posted By team ftb
Installed a plain black version of the...

Installed a plain black version of the Trailjammer case saver on my 500 KTM here in Thailand. It's the middle of monsoon season over here in SouthEast Asia so excuse the blurry pic.
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Forum: Vendors 07-02-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 579
Views: 94,603
Posted By team ftb
Put some time on my new Altrider hemisphere bag...

Put some time on my new Altrider hemisphere bag awhile back and forgot to post some pics.

Took the bag to Laos and it being monsoon season over here now it was wet the whole time. Got to put the...
Forum: Equipment 06-18-2014, 12:49 AM
Replies: 2,644
Views: 1,018,071
Posted By team ftb
How is it in the collapsed position? Sharp edges...

How is it in the collapsed position? Sharp edges etc.?
Forum: Vendors 06-11-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 1,299
Views: 156,291
Posted By team ftb
Bang on perfect sizing goals, awesome. I'm...

Bang on perfect sizing goals, awesome.

I'm using two competitors bags in the same size (30 and 39 liters) and removing/installing the waterproof sections into the durable outer layers is either...
Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 7,666
Views: 1,585,242
Posted By team ftb
Not sure if it's been posted here or not. ...

Not sure if it's been posted here or not. Riemann does fantastic video quality on his shoots.

Here's the 500 and the 501 having fun.

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Forum: Equipment 06-05-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,003
Posted By team ftb
I've worn bi focul safety glasses for years...

I've worn bi focul safety glasses for years riding off road. I have found a huge need for an adjustable temple version as this allows the glasses to fit closer to my face. The non adjustable temple...
Forum: Vendors 05-29-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 579
Views: 94,603
Posted By team ftb
Since I live in South East Asia our weather here...

Since I live in South East Asia our weather here is temperature wise, pretty mild. This allows us to pack a bit more minimal than riders in other climates. Here's my rig set-up packed as I usually...
Forum: Vendors 05-29-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 579
Views: 94,603
Posted By team ftb
Like Cyborg above I don't use the Kriega supplied...

Like Cyborg above I don't use the Kriega supplied hydration bladder or hose. Instead i opted for a Camelbak antidote bladder that has a baffle providing a flatter bladder as does Cybogs linked...
Forum: Vendors 05-29-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 1,299
Views: 156,291
Posted By team ftb
No need to clutter this thread and get off topic,...

No need to clutter this thread and get off topic, here's a thread I put together on my experience with the Kriega Overlander Bags. There were other major failures that I have not even written about....
Forum: Vendors 05-28-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 579
Views: 94,603
Posted By team ftb
Apologies for the hijack:yikes . Hey there...

Apologies for the hijack:yikes .

Hey there Stu:wave,

I've ridden with a few Kreiga products now and the one I have not had any issues with is the R15 (15 liters) backpack. It a nice small...
Forum: Vendors 05-27-2014, 11:40 PM
Replies: 1,299
Views: 156,291
Posted By team ftb
Elron and NCD, the failure of the Kriega...

Elron and NCD, the failure of the Kriega Overlander bags in every way imaginable under my usage is the key reason i'll be trying out the Mosko bags. I've never had such failure's with any soft...
Forum: Thumpers 05-24-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 7,666
Views: 1,585,242
Posted By team ftb
Chris - Certainly, in my eye's they are on...

Chris - Certainly, in my eye's they are on completely different planets when it comes to flickability and ease of steering. 500 is leaps and bounds ahead and much more fun to ride chassis wise in...
Forum: Thumpers 05-24-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 7,666
Views: 1,585,242
Posted By team ftb
+1. My 525 could idle around tight tree's with...

+1. My 525 could idle around tight tree's with at least 50% less clutch work than the 500. The 500 does not enjoy the RPM's in the basement, whereas the 525 lived there with no issues.
Forum: Vendors 05-23-2014, 03:30 AM
Replies: 1,299
Views: 156,291
Posted By team ftb
Super excited to see progress on the rackless...

Super excited to see progress on the rackless bags guys:clap!!!

Can your rackless design be run without a rear duffle or luggage of any kind for those peeps not needing the full capacity?
...
Forum: Thumpers 05-23-2014, 02:37 AM
Replies: 7,666
Views: 1,585,242
Posted By team ftb
\ I hope the composite frame on the Husky...

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I hope the composite frame on the Husky 501 is redesigned over the one on the Husaberg 570. My friends composite Berg frame when loaded with a Giantloop Coyote and ridden hard off road would...
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