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Old 01-31-2011, 05:06 PM   #2611
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-13? . Mines a bitch at 30f. A lil starting fluid on the filter helps when its being stubborn sometimes. But heating the motor always helps. Heat gun or heating lamp for 20 mins has done the trick for me. Oil gets awful thick and batteries low at those temps
It was really my own fault. I was thinking when we left the garage that I should have fired up the bikes and let them idle away while we drove to where we were going to ride.

Junk! . . . . . well, the bike stand anyway.

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Old 02-01-2011, 08:06 AM   #2612
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Starting to think about the planning .... curious if anyone knows of any trip-report threads for the TAT where people have ridden the RFS, things that went wrong, useful RFS specific items to bring along etc.

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There was an inmate who rode the TAT a couple of years ago on an RFS 450exc. I'll post up if I find the report again.
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Old 02-01-2011, 01:02 PM   #2613
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Starting to think about the planning .... curious if anyone knows of any trip-report threads for the TAT where people have ridden the RFS, things that went wrong, useful RFS specific items to bring along etc.

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There was an inmate who rode the TAT a couple of years ago on an RFS 450exc. I'll post up if I find the report again.
IIRC, about the only thing needed was an iron ass and the patience to do a lot of oil changes.
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Old 02-03-2011, 01:27 AM   #2614
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Starting to think about the planning .... curious if anyone knows of any trip-report threads for the TAT where people have ridden the mighty KTM Adv bike!!

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http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=358010

Here you go, enjoy!!
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Old 02-04-2011, 07:40 AM   #2615
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Got some bolt on bits in the mail from Pro Race Designs. Very nice, and for the thrifty folks, the way to go. His prices have gone up from what the website shows. $39 to $59 for the mount, and up $10 for the RFS drain plug kit, but considering Scotts wants $170 for the sub mount and BRP $79, it's still a deal.

Plus, it's like art. Soooo purty. Thanks Tim.

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Old 02-04-2011, 08:15 AM   #2616
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argh... thanks alot.(sarcasm)

only a motorcycle owner can look at a bolt that isnt broken, on a bike that wont be riden for at least a month, and say "oooo, i want to replace that with a cooler one!"

wtf is wrong with me?
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Old 02-04-2011, 11:09 AM   #2617
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argh... thanks alot.(sarcasm)

only a motorcycle owner can look at a bolt that isnt broken, on a bike that wont be riden for at least a month, and say "oooo, i want to replace that with a cooler one!"

wtf is wrong with me?
My bike was owned by a very meticulous guy, and I was surprised to see the hex plug still there. I thought it best to get a replacement for it considering many other peoples woes of it stripping. Well, I've finished installing the riser (I'm 6'3", so it's a welcome piece of kit, rather than unnecessary bling), and now I'm into the oil change. Well f*** me if that hex bolt isn't tighter than hell! It hasn't cracked free or stripped yet, as I'd like to read more so I don't screw it up, but I've already applied more force than should be required to remove it. Now I'm scared. Good thing I ordered the replacement.
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Old 02-04-2011, 12:15 PM   #2618
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My bike was owned by a very meticulous guy, and I was surprised to see the hex plug still there. I thought it best to get a replacement for it considering many other peoples woes of it stripping. Well, I've finished installing the riser (I'm 6'3", so it's a welcome piece of kit, rather than unnecessary bling), and now I'm into the oil change. Well f*** me if that hex bolt isn't tighter than hell! It hasn't cracked free or stripped yet, as I'd like to read more so I don't screw it up, but I've already applied more force than should be required to remove it. Now I'm scared. Good thing I ordered the replacement.
Put a socket on it and give it a few taps with a hammer, helps to free the threads. I forget what size socket, but I believe it's 13mm. Also, make sure the engine is good and hot, not just luke warm, but full operating temps before you attempt to break it loose.
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Old 02-04-2011, 01:08 PM   #2619
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If you also use a Metrinch socket or spanner you won't damage the bolt. Google Metrinch!!
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Old 02-04-2011, 01:43 PM   #2620
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Well, I got it off. It took a fair amount of whacks with an impact and an 8mm covered in valve lapping compound. New plug is on. Whew! That sucker was tight.
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Old 02-04-2011, 02:08 PM   #2621
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Well, I got it off. It took a fair amount of whacks with an impact and an 8mm covered in valve lapping compound. New plug is on. Whew! That sucker was tight.

Thats what I like to hear. Glad you didn't have the same problem I had with my rear drain plug



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Old 02-04-2011, 02:18 PM   #2622
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What mirror set up is this?
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Old 02-04-2011, 02:38 PM   #2623
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Highway dirt bike's handguards with integrated mirrors.
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Old 02-04-2011, 02:58 PM   #2624
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Highway dirt bike's handguards with integrated mirrors.
I have the HBD also...they are AWESOME Really cleans everything up nice and have great vision and are good at speed

Paul at HDB is in vendors and he is GREAT to work with
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Old 02-04-2011, 03:24 PM   #2625
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So, I take it I can't just buy the mirrors alone then? Great. I just put a brand new set of Cycras on my 450 EXC. Wish I would have seen these first. The KTM folding mirror is a piece of junk.
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