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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-22-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 723
Posted By cross-country
I done this a few times, several of my race bikes...

I done this a few times, several of my race bikes belonged to the dealership or really the bank since they were on the floorplan, and as such had no documentation. The majority of the time some sort...
Forum: Racing 01-21-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 5,751
Views: 696,703
Posted By cross-country
Glomar Automotive? :lol3

Glomar Automotive?

:lol3
Forum: Racing 01-21-2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 5,751
Views: 696,703
Posted By cross-country
Just heard news of a BIG name in H&H and Desert...

Just heard news of a BIG name in H&H and Desert from the U.S. heading to Dakar in '16. Some friends are part of the potential support crew, not sure when they plan on making an announcement.....but...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-21-2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 4,967
Posted By cross-country
So would I be correct to think that closing...

So would I be correct to think that closing connectors and making trails one-way would concentrate the use in some areas and therefore cause more impact/damage?
Forum: Racing 01-19-2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 5,751
Views: 696,703
Posted By cross-country
What are you talking about? I put zero words in...

What are you talking about? I put zero words in your mouth! I simply stated my experience.
Also I'm not making any assumptions about the Crtz rally, I don't plan on racing in it. If I did I would...
Forum: Racing 01-18-2015, 11:15 PM
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Views: 696,703
Posted By cross-country
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Forum: Racing 01-16-2015, 12:15 PM
Replies: 11,251
Views: 785,408
Posted By cross-country
JC set the alert himself. The...

JC set the alert himself.





The car wouldn't turn because he was nursing the motor and was not in a high enough rpm to rotate the car. Not enough time to grab a gear and set up for the...
Forum: Racing 01-15-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 11,251
Views: 785,408
Posted By cross-country
I'd love to know what was failing in Goncalves'...

I'd love to know what was failing in Goncalves' retired motor.

Temps back in the triple digits (F) for the rest of the rally. Things are going to get tough on these tired motors and tired...
Forum: Racing 01-14-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 5,751
Views: 696,703
Posted By cross-country
I guess the same that would happen if you applied...

I guess the same that would happen if you applied that to a smartphone, although if a guy was bent on cheating he would just put another device in his pocket (or body cavity depending on security at...
Forum: Racing 01-14-2015, 04:42 PM
Replies: 5,751
Views: 696,703
Posted By cross-country
I also don't need a smartphone to view sat...

I also don't need a smartphone to view sat imagery or load GPS tracks, I can do that on almost any GPS device.
Forum: Racing 01-14-2015, 03:47 PM
Replies: 5,751
Views: 696,703
Posted By cross-country
San Luis must have better wifi availability than...

San Luis must have better wifi availability than last time I raced there.
Forum: Racing 01-13-2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,495
Posted By cross-country
I have a couple spare ICO cables I can loan out. ...

I have a couple spare ICO cables I can loan out.
I may have some spare RB holders and ICOs I can lend. I should keep one set on hand for the Mola's use though. They will surely destroy at least one...
Forum: Racing 01-11-2015, 07:14 AM
Replies: 2,258
Views: 455,620
Posted By cross-country
Good stuff Paul, thanks for taking the time to...

Good stuff Paul, thanks for taking the time to share this.
Forum: Racing 01-07-2015, 04:23 PM
Replies: 11,251
Views: 785,408
Posted By cross-country
Johnny Campbell "Broken flexplate.....power...

Johnny Campbell
"Broken flexplate.....power steering ..leak"
Forum: Racing 01-07-2015, 09:56 AM
Replies: 11,251
Views: 785,408
Posted By cross-country
Carbon sure, resins-not always. I've melted...

Carbon sure, resins-not always. I've melted carbon fiber drilling out rivets.:1drink

Coma's loosing more time to BB +1:48
Forum: Racing 01-07-2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 11,251
Views: 785,408
Posted By cross-country
It blows my mind that the cases and swingarm...

It blows my mind that the cases and swingarm melted out but the skid plate survived.:eek1
Forum: Racing 01-06-2015, 09:31 PM
Replies: 11,251
Views: 785,408
Posted By cross-country
For some maybe, I'd say it depends more on who...

For some maybe, I'd say it depends more on who built and prepped the bike. The rider having the chops to diagnose and repair a problem in the field is of more importance.
Forum: Racing 01-06-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 11,251
Views: 785,408
Posted By cross-country
Also this...

Also this...
Forum: Thumpers 01-05-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 480
Posted By cross-country
It will physically fit, but you would be running...

It will physically fit, but you would be running more cam than your throttle body size and ignition would dictate.
Forum: Racing 01-04-2015, 07:10 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,495
Posted By cross-country
You can use your stock computer as the odo,...

You can use your stock computer as the odo, (although you won't have the ERTF functions you would have with an iPhone). I rode a '12 WR 450 in the Mexican 1000 a couple years ago and as a back up for...
Forum: Thumpers 01-04-2015, 06:00 PM
Replies: 3,351
Views: 502,948
Posted By cross-country
120 is the width, 100 is the aspect ratio. Not...

120 is the width, 100 is the aspect ratio. Not all manufacturers interpret this the same, for instance a 140 S12 is a similar width as a 110 MX51.
Forum: Thumpers 01-04-2015, 10:47 AM
Replies: 8,171
Views: 1,709,289
Posted By cross-country
KTM of Aspen is up to speed on this with all the...

KTM of Aspen is up to speed on this with all the correct tools and knowledge. GJKTM may not be yet, but I expect they will be soon.
Forum: Racing 01-03-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,495
Posted By cross-country
I like it! You may want to add some hour-out...

I like it! You may want to add some hour-out points throughout the RB, if only for the sake of the sweepers.




:fpalm
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-03-2015, 02:35 PM
Replies: 15,172
Views: 1,183,385
Posted By cross-country
...that and whatever rear tire Slavens is...

...that and whatever rear tire Slavens is recommending this week. :lol3
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-03-2015, 11:03 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,967
Posted By cross-country
I pulled this 12' enclosed 2500 miles to a race...

I pulled this 12' enclosed 2500 miles to a race in Baja and back. 60-70 miles off-road and dozens of Uturns while trying to find the border crossing in downtown Mexicali. The type of tongue jack is...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-01-2015, 08:25 PM
Replies: 15,172
Views: 1,183,385
Posted By cross-country
I call it a "sacrifice". ......and...

I call it a "sacrifice".


......and sometimes it comes back for a hug....
Forum: Racing 01-01-2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,495
Posted By cross-country
Why bother with an RB, this isn't an FIM...

Why bother with an RB, this isn't an FIM sanctioned event!?:huh

Looks killer Paul
Forum: Thumpers 12-31-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 3,351
Views: 502,948
Posted By cross-country
If the bike is clean you can roll the TB (top to...

If the bike is clean you can roll the TB (top to 3 o'clock) and get it out, but for the first time out I would do as you said and raise the subframe. That will give you the ability to take a closer...
Forum: Thumpers 12-31-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 3,351
Views: 502,948
Posted By cross-country
You can hear the pump cycle on and off, you could...

You can hear the pump cycle on and off, you could also see if the line is pressurized by relieving the pressure at the QD. That should tell you what you need to know. Or.....Do you have any friends...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-31-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,370
Posted By cross-country
:freaky I don't eat as good at home as I did on...

:freaky
I don't eat as good at home as I did on that trip. Those ladies can cook!
The ride was pretty good too. :D
Forum: Racing 12-31-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 2,258
Views: 455,620
Posted By cross-country
You asked a question, I answered it. I'm not...

You asked a question, I answered it. I'm not allowed an opinion?


You speak for the entire racing comunity? I race and use one, I still think it's fun to ride a roadbook for the sake of riding a...
Forum: Thumpers 12-31-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 3,351
Views: 502,948
Posted By cross-country
Just my experience with the first handful of FI...

Just my experience with the first handful of FI KTMs I've owned.

I've tried sonic cleaning (at home and sent off to a pro) and back flushing with no luck (I have had some success clearing clogged...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-31-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,370
Posted By cross-country
My fav of the year, for the misery I witnessed. ...

My fav of the year, for the misery I witnessed.
I won't name these riders to protect the innocent (me), but it was fun to see these gnarly mofos suffer a little. I, of course, suffered as much or...
Forum: Racing 12-31-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 2,258
Views: 455,620
Posted By cross-country
Was Laia competitive in the stage after she had...

Was Laia competitive in the stage after she had her RB holder in her pack?




You responded to my reply about new tech, and I responded back. I didn't know we were talking about what's...
Forum: Racing 12-31-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 2,258
Views: 455,620
Posted By cross-country
?:huh Like I said, They finished the...

?:huh



Like I said, They finished the stage. Show me an example of someone smashing their RB holder and winning a stage or even getting on the podium. I could be wrong but I don't think that...
Forum: Thumpers 12-31-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 3,351
Views: 502,948
Posted By cross-country
If this doesn't fix it for I would replace the...

If this doesn't fix it for I would replace the injector. 150 hours is about the life of them, in my experience. Your stalling and popping sound like a worn injector. Has your mpg suffered any?
Forum: Racing 12-31-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 2,258
Views: 455,620
Posted By cross-country
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Forum: Racing 12-30-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 2,258
Views: 455,620
Posted By cross-country
Because...a) it's fun b) for practice c) to learn...

Because...a) it's fun b) for practice c) to learn the discipline



Says who?




I think that the fundamental reason roadbooks are printed on paper is because in the mid '70s that was the...
Forum: Thumpers 12-30-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 8,171
Views: 1,709,289
Posted By cross-country
Did you check to see if there is oil in the...

Did you check to see if there is oil in the airbox? I have the same bike and it will vent some in sustained high rpm conditions.
Forum: Racing 12-30-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 2,258
Views: 455,620
Posted By cross-country
I agree Paul, I have all the "real" race gear,...

I agree Paul, I have all the "real" race gear, (ICO/MD/F2R). I'm not interested in the digital stuff because it's "neat" or "geeky", but rather because my experience with the digital stuff is that it...
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