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Old 11-05-2009, 10:01 AM   #871
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[COLOR="DarkOrange"]Hey Duke,
are those the "highway dirt bike guards"? If so how do you like them? Can't imagine a better hand guard. My real interest is in how the folding mirror performs (the guards look bullet proof). Are you happy with them? Do they provide a good overall view? Do they rattle or come loose? Do they get in the way at all? Do tell...

I LOVE the Highway Dirt Bikes guards. OVER built- super strong, bolt to the clamps instead of the bars so they don't rotate in a crash, and the mirrors work great- best view I've had with any type of folding mirrors.



This pic doesn't show it very well, but you can see rearward great- they are wide enough that nothing blocks your view. Remember to pull them in on tight trails, though. keep them tightened up and they work fine at highway speeds.



crappy pic of the mirror folded; completely protected.



Kinda spendy, but worth every penny IMHO. Not really much more than fastways and some mirrors, though. And I thought it was cool to buy from another ADV'er- kinda keeping it in the family, you know...


edit: oh yeah, you will love the exc over an LC4 for dirt. The weight difference is night and day...
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Old 11-05-2009, 10:11 AM   #872
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Cycle buy had the big tanks on sale recently.

edit: Still do. 6.6 for $199

Fine. You just had to blow my budget this month. Great. Thanks.


Really.

Ordered one.
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Old 11-05-2009, 10:13 AM   #873
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Duke,
Cycle buy had the big tanks on sale recently.

http://ktmtalk.com/index.php?showtopic=364598

There's a couple other ads posted in that forum for deals on tanks.

edit: Still do. 6.6 for $199

I'm not sure I want to go that big. I'm thinking an XC tank, plus a rear Baja designs tank would be a good compromise and balance the weight well...
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Old 11-05-2009, 11:43 AM   #874
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Duke,
Cycle buy had the big tanks on sale recently.

http://ktmtalk.com/index.php?showtopic=364598

There's a couple other ads posted in that forum for deals on tanks.

edit: Still do. 6.6 for $199
Those ones from Cyclebuy are all natural/clear tanks. I just bought an orange one from Dennis Kirk for $250 shipped. That's the cheapest price I could find for an orange tank. Pretty good considering that used ones are going for that much or more.
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Old 11-05-2009, 12:14 PM   #875
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Those ones from Cyclebuy are all natural/clear tanks. I just bought an orange one from Dennis Kirk for $250 shipped. That's the cheapest price I could find for an orange tank. Pretty good considering that used ones are going for that much or more.
Thats a killer price (for the Natural). I paid $200 shipped for a very lightly used Orange one. I'd have preferred the natural. Though with that much gas being able to "see" the fuel level probably isn't as vital. If someone in the PacNW wants to swap Orange for Natural (I don't want to ship) lmk.

Has anyone actually damaged the left side petcock when using the 6.6g? I know John Davies was worried about it so installed a smaller Husky petcock (with no reserve).
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Old 11-05-2009, 12:27 PM   #876
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Thanks Duke!

good to hear you like them, think I will have to ditch the Acerbis and step up. Appreciate the pics as well. Nice scooter!
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Old 11-05-2009, 12:35 PM   #877
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good to hear you like them, think I will have to ditch the Acerbis and step up. Appreciate the pics as well. Nice scooter!

These things are many many steps up from the Acerbis- I had those on another bike and hated them.
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Old 11-05-2009, 03:43 PM   #878
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I'm not sure I want to go that big. I'm thinking an XC tank, plus a rear Baja designs tank would be a good compromise and balance the weight well...
I can go 150+ "dual sport" miles on my Clarke tank. Or 2hrs at race pace. 6.6 would put me at over 300 street miles between stops. I agree about the weight, but that tank gets molested by the chain and the stock subframes arent that strong. Adding fuel and wolfman enduros with a tool bag is a shit ton of load on that sub.

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Old 11-05-2009, 03:50 PM   #879
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I can go 150+ "dual sport" miles on my Clarke tank. Or 2hrs at race pace. 6.6 would put me at over 300 street miles between stops. I agree about the weight, but that tank gets molested by the chain and the stock subframes arent that strong. Adding fuel and wolfman enduros with a tool bag is a shit ton of load on that sub.

just thinkin out loud

How big is the Clarke tank?
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Old 11-05-2009, 03:56 PM   #880
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Old 11-05-2009, 03:58 PM   #881
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3.2-ish gallons

thanks.

The IMS on my bike is good for about 140 or so d/s miles I'm guessing. I'll be testing that theory this weekend.
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Old 11-05-2009, 04:23 PM   #882
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thanks.

The IMS on my bike is good for about 140 or so d/s miles I'm guessing. I'll be testing that theory this weekend.
I get about 50mpg street and trail. And thats hooligan riding . It plummets to about 15~20 when the green flag drops. I can run a 2hr HS or nearly all of a short course enduro without fuel.
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Old 11-05-2009, 04:43 PM   #883
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The 3.5 gal. XC tank is good for about 250 kms (150 miles) at mostly WOT on gravel roads (speeds ranging from 100-150 kph) on my 525 which comes out to about 42 mpg.Trail riding doesn't get much more out of it because of the AP but just cruising below 100 kph puts me at about 50 mpg.

On the MX track I was barely cracking 20 mpg! (with the small tank)



The only thing I don't like about the XC tank is that it is hard to grip with your legs. The shape and slippery surface doesn't lend very well for that. If I was racing woods and needed the range I would go with the Clarke tank.





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Old 11-05-2009, 04:52 PM   #884
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Also, and this is kinda goofy when I think about it, my 250 is worse on fuel than the 525 on long WOT stints. I'll be damned if after 100 miles of gravel roads my wife's 525 took 7 liters and the 250 took 9! Mind you I was pinned at about 75-80 mph the whole time while her 525 was just chugging along right next to me.


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Old 11-05-2009, 06:51 PM   #885
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Since the subject came up ... have you guys seen the new rear tanks that Aqualine have developed for the Australian Safari?

Here it is on a Berg (There are some pics on KTM's ... but I cant seem to find them)
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