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Forum: Thumpers 12-11-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 14,682
Views: 810,078
Posted By montesa_vr
KTM claims 204 lbs. dry, lighter than their...

KTM claims 204 lbs. dry, lighter than their 150XC. Whatever it actually weighs when it gets to a scale, it's likely to be less than its great grandfather, the Bultaco Alpina 250, which went 242 with...
Forum: Thumpers 12-11-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 14,682
Views: 810,078
Posted By montesa_vr
So you value horsepower and good old fashioned...

So you value horsepower and good old fashioned road-holding weight above all. You must, because the 690 outweighs the much maligned WR250R by fully 35 pounds.

For those looking for something a...
Forum: Thumpers 12-11-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,989
Posted By montesa_vr
Funny. However, I've seen photos of some of those...

Funny. However, I've seen photos of some of those "sheds". The expense of adding Wifi would be a mouse pee in the ocean compared to the rest of the contents.

Actually, I think KTM model diversity...
Forum: Thumpers 12-10-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,989
Posted By montesa_vr
Interesting comparison to 2007, when this thread...

Interesting comparison to 2007, when this thread was started. #2 DR thread is now number one by a mile, the WR250R thread is now #2, followed by XRL owners, DRZ400, Husqvarna TE610, DR350, XR650R,...
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 12,439
Posted By montesa_vr
Except that Mark Blackwell, the first US 500 cc...

Except that Mark Blackwell, the first US 500 cc motocross champion, has been Victory's vice president and general manager.
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 14,682
Views: 810,078
Posted By montesa_vr
So does this mean you will not be first in line...

So does this mean you will not be first in line to buy the new F150?
Forum: Thumpers 11-29-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 12,439
Posted By montesa_vr
I wish I could agree with you. Dual sport is a...

I wish I could agree with you. Dual sport is a tiny market. According to motorcycle-usa.com, dual sports continue to sell in miniscule numbers. All dual sports combined - 8.1%. Street bikes are...
Forum: Thumpers 11-29-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,631
Posted By montesa_vr
The 690 is an amazing motorcycle. Just be aware...

The 690 is an amazing motorcycle. Just be aware that you are losing 20mm of suspension travel, gaining 35 pounds, and going to a considerably narrower gear spread. Oh, and the Grand Coulee Dam...
Forum: Thumpers 11-24-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,487
Posted By montesa_vr
Having been involved in some "spirited"...

Having been involved in some "spirited" discussions in which RideFreak has taken part, I think it is highly unlikely that he has ever flamed anyone. He seems to go out of his way to be helpful and...
Forum: Thumpers 11-20-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 14,682
Views: 810,078
Posted By montesa_vr
Five years ago an ugly fall left me with a...

Five years ago an ugly fall left me with a separated shoulder and badly bruised hip. Weeks after the wreck I could never be sure I would get out of a chair without falling. Nine times would be fine...
Forum: Thumpers 11-14-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 12,420
Posted By montesa_vr
This review in Dirt Rider is interesting: ...

This review in Dirt Rider is interesting:

http://www.dirtrider.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/2015-Freeride-01.jpg

http://www.dirtrider.com/features/2014-ktm-freeride-e/
Forum: Thumpers 10-29-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 319
Views: 72,135
Posted By montesa_vr
The second column is a more complicated...

The second column is a more complicated calculation, but it's the way I started this thread because it made sense to me. The way it works is to start by changing the final drive ratio so that high...
Forum: Thumpers 10-17-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,900
Posted By montesa_vr
No, it is the replacement for last year's WR250F ...

No, it is the replacement for last year's WR250F



No.

Speculation? I speculate that the WR250R will be replaced on the exact same timeline as the DRZ400, KLR650, and XR650L. Meaning many of...
Forum: Thumpers 10-16-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 14,682
Views: 810,078
Posted By montesa_vr
I'm pretty sure that's exactly the opposite of...

I'm pretty sure that's exactly the opposite of what he just said. Maybe try again.
Forum: Thumpers 10-15-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 14,682
Views: 810,078
Posted By montesa_vr
I'm just messing with you Navin, it's all dyno BS...

I'm just messing with you Navin, it's all dyno BS to me. The WRR puts out a lot of power for a Japanese 250 dual sport.
Forum: Thumpers 10-15-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 14,682
Views: 810,078
Posted By montesa_vr
Which is why tHEtREV's dyno chart makes as much...

Which is why tHEtREV's dyno chart makes as much sense as any we are arguing about. At least his is funny. Many years ago Dirt Bike had an article called Dyno BS. It could have been a commentary on...
Forum: Thumpers 10-14-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 14,682
Views: 810,078
Posted By montesa_vr
Here's something from another thread that might...

Here's something from another thread that might add a little to our WRR vs. KTM discussion:
Forum: Thumpers 10-14-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 14,682
Views: 810,078
Posted By montesa_vr
Right! Arguing horsepower with readings that...

Right! Arguing horsepower with readings that don't come from the same dynomometer is a waste of cyberspace.

The last KTM EXC I remember being on the Cycle World dyno was a 2007 RFS 450. It made...
Forum: Thumpers 10-14-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 24,172
Posted By montesa_vr
That's a really interesting idea. The only fly in...

That's a really interesting idea. The only fly in the ointment is Hodaka's glory days all involved 90 and 100cc engines. By the time the Thunderdog 250 came out, Hodaka was already dead. There...
Forum: Thumpers 10-09-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 14,682
Views: 810,078
Posted By montesa_vr
Best post yet.

Best post yet.
Forum: Thumpers 10-09-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,967
Posted By montesa_vr
When you put the 500 and the 690 on a scale with...

When you put the 500 and the 690 on a scale with full gas tanks ready to ride, the weight difference is 70 pounds. I don't have a weight for the 350.

KTM 690 Enduro R, 336 lbs, Cycle World, June...
Forum: Thumpers 10-07-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,766
Posted By montesa_vr
http://www.motorcycle.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/...

http://www.motorcycle.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/093014-2015-suzuki-v-strom-650xt-DL650XAL5_YYG_Right-633x385.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 10-06-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,947
Posted By montesa_vr
I'd like to see your source for that information....

I'd like to see your source for that information. Cycle World tested the 690 in their June 2009 issue and it weighed 336 on their scale. Motorcyclist tested the WR250R in October 2008 and it was 301...
Forum: Thumpers 10-04-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,956
Posted By montesa_vr
Well, that would be smarter than thinking you...

Well, that would be smarter than thinking you could could sell it there or ship it home. (Don't ask me how I know.) How much time do you have for your trip?

You could fly to Anchorage with your...
Forum: Thumpers 10-04-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,766
Posted By montesa_vr
I would think a 650L would be a disappointing...

I would think a 650L would be a disappointing step down from your 650R. Also, the EXC should be at least as reliable as your R. I hope you buy the 500 -- it ought to settle the issue of how strong...
Forum: Thumpers 10-04-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,947
Posted By montesa_vr
I'm trying to figure out if your 950 is so fast...

I'm trying to figure out if your 950 is so fast the 690 feels slow to you, or if there was something seriously wrong with the 690 Enduro you rode. The 690 is a rocketship of a single, way more...
Forum: Thumpers 10-04-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,947
Posted By montesa_vr
I would avoid the DR650 if you wish to progress...

I would avoid the DR650 if you wish to progress to any "gnarly stuff". It takes a really skilled rider to handle a 365 pound motorcycle in serious off road conditions. The DR650 is simple and...
Forum: Thumpers 10-04-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,956
Posted By montesa_vr
The ferry is an economical way to travel if you...

The ferry is an economical way to travel if you don't want to ride both directions, but plan ahead and scrutinize the ferry schedule closely. When I came back from Haines to Seattle, almost all the...
Forum: Thumpers 10-03-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 14,682
Views: 810,078
Posted By montesa_vr
I actually think those pegs and mounts look very...

I actually think those pegs and mounts look very sano, Wiswoodsguy. I admire your fabbing skills.
Forum: Thumpers 10-03-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 24,172
Posted By montesa_vr
That would be sweet if they did it right....

That would be sweet if they did it right. However, the Bonneville, to me, is a an awful botch in weight and appearance compared to its earlier namesake. If they built a new Trophy 650 with some real...
Forum: Thumpers 10-02-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 14,682
Views: 810,078
Posted By montesa_vr
And what magazines are those? Cycle World's WRX...

And what magazines are those? Cycle World's WRX topped out at 85 and their WRR at 87 mph.

http://www.cycleworld.com/2008/07/16/frugal-fuelers-yamaha-wr250x-first-look/...
Forum: Thumpers 10-01-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 1,076
Views: 202,187
Posted By montesa_vr
I don't know which I envy more, your photography...

I don't know which I envy more, your photography skills, your sense of adventure, or you navigating capabilities. If I had done that trip alone I would have been lost 2 miles past the last road sign.
Forum: Thumpers 10-01-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 14,682
Views: 810,078
Posted By montesa_vr
I'm just messing with you, Navin. I don't believe...

I'm just messing with you, Navin. I don't believe that a WRR is just as good a dirt bike as an EXC and I don't believe that an EXC will last just as long as a WRR. We can argue about the percentages...
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 14,682
Views: 810,078
Posted By montesa_vr
If you want to keep using Jimmy Lewis as an...

If you want to keep using Jimmy Lewis as an example, at least get it right.



http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=578195&page=2
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 14,682
Views: 810,078
Posted By montesa_vr
Yeah, but we know what will happen on that.

Yeah, but we know what will happen on that.
Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,536
Posted By montesa_vr
That's a good thought. Kind of like Dodge putting...

That's a good thought. Kind of like Dodge putting 8-speed transmissions and Ford going to aluminum in their pickups, while Toyota continues selling a Tundra that hasn't change since its 2007...
Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,536
Posted By montesa_vr
Wow. I had no idea how unusual Minnesota's...

Wow. I had no idea how unusual Minnesota's complete lack of vehicle inspections really is. Also true of two other states where I have lived: Montana and Nebraska. I've gotten spoiled.
...
Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,536
Posted By montesa_vr
Well, there are street legal KTMs and there are...

Well, there are street legal KTMs and there are street legal KTMs. From the 690 Duke/Enduro on up, they all seem to have catalytic converters. We're talking here about the two "ready to race models"...
Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,536
Posted By montesa_vr
Strictly speaking, KTM does not qualify as a...

Strictly speaking, KTM does not qualify as a small volume manufacturer according to EPA regulations. The EPA defines a small entity as "U.S. highway motorcycle annual sales of fewer than 3,000 units...
Forum: Thumpers 09-28-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 14,682
Views: 810,078
Posted By montesa_vr
Love it. Great riders, great photography,...

Love it. Great riders, great photography, especially the stump and the slow motion standing feet-up slides. Thanks Chris.
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