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Old 09-24-2012, 05:58 PM   #21586
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Thanks OC, hope the KLR rider in me can live with the maintenance schedule.
You will do fine with the maintenance because the enjoyment far out weighs the work involved!
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Old 09-24-2012, 06:39 PM   #21587
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maintenance
Holy crap Im glad you reminded me.... there was something I was suppose to do????

OH yea! I gotta add gas again....Im only gettin 55+ MPG...



Barney,
'Hope you enjoy your new ride... not everyone loves these things ya know...
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Old 09-25-2012, 05:57 AM   #21588
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[QUOTE=Vico1;19671792]Holy crap Im glad you reminded me.... there was something I was suppose to do????

OH yea! I gotta add gas again....Im only gettin 55+ MPG...

Vic,
Are you trying to say that your new fivehunny is just like a KLR?
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Old 09-25-2012, 06:10 AM   #21589
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[QUOTE=Orange Crushed;19674374][QUOTE=Vic,
Are you trying to say that your new fivehunny is just like a KLR? [/QUOTE]

I keep trying to tell everyone they dont need these expensive machines. Especially the fast burn crowd... all you guys need to go green or yellow or even red....well Im gonna stick with mine, but everyone else needs to pony up to a good bike.

These orange things are holding you guys back.... and you really cant afford the maintenance....

Just tryin to be helpful
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Old 09-25-2012, 04:25 PM   #21590
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Thanks OC, hope the KLR rider in me can live with the maintenance schedule.

Brett, you knew it was a snake when you picked it up!
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Old 09-25-2012, 06:26 PM   #21591
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Old 09-25-2012, 07:06 PM   #21592
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I want one too!
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Old 09-25-2012, 07:35 PM   #21593
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Is this who i think it is??
Yep it is. MadMax400 has said a lot of good things about the group of guys that he rides with. I'm still getting the 200 dialed in right now withc jetting. I'm always tinkering with making it suit my style. I took the lights off and went to the mx track and for a xcw it did really good. The track owner couldn't believe that I was screaming that thing. I leave the racing at the track and wanting to ride trails because thats all I grew up doing. Heres a vid for you guys if your bored. The guy I got the bike from said if I come out riding with you guys that I couldn't pass him on his old bike. I'm wanting to come out there to race. Just to ride and see whats out there on the range!
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Old 09-26-2012, 03:35 AM   #21594
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I want one too!
WHAT?
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Old 09-26-2012, 05:48 AM   #21595
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KTMs wear out tires....

I am amazed at how often KTM riders are changing their tires. I have 1800 miles so far and I have burned thru two rear tires. I will streatch it out another 200 miles but stll...

How many miles are you guys getting ?
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Old 09-26-2012, 07:01 AM   #21596
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KTMs wear out tires....

I am amazed at how often KTM riders are changing their tires. I have 1800 miles so far and I have burned thru two rear tires. I will streatch it out another 200 miles but stll...

How many miles are you guys getting ?
Damn, I've had my bike three times as long and only have half the miles... FML!
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Old 09-26-2012, 02:42 PM   #21597
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Yep it is. MadMax400 has said a lot of good things about the group of guys that he rides with. I'm still getting the 200 dialed in right now withc jetting. I'm always tinkering with making it suit my style. I took the lights off and went to the mx track and for a xcw it did really good. The track owner couldn't believe that I was screaming that thing. I leave the racing at the track and wanting to ride trails because thats all I grew up doing. Heres a vid for you guys if your bored. The guy I got the bike from said if I come out riding with you guys that I couldn't pass him on his old bike. I'm wanting to come out there to race. Just to ride and see whats out there on the range!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kodm2...re=context-cha
Hey Mike, Looks like the little Katoom is as much at home on the track as it was in the woods!! Nice vid too!! Looks like you owned the track! Glad it is working out for you. I am already thinking I want to go back to a 200...

Yeah, you won't find any of that kinda riding on the Eglin range--except the deep sand. The blackwater area riding has some whoops and water berms that will launch you into orbit if you are game tho! We generally ride a medium pace since we are on jeep trails and logging roads and connecting them with paved and county dirt roads, and the lead rider must be prepared for oncoming traffic at all times, with a lot of blind curves thrown in for good measure.

We rode 45 miles the last outing at Speck Pond, and 65 the last time at Blackwater. We generally don't do a lot of passing on the ride to minimize the "race"/testosterone mode and keep the injuries and speeds down as well.


and yes you still are not allowed to pass me!
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Old 09-26-2012, 02:49 PM   #21598
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KTMs wear out tires....

I am amazed at how often KTM riders are changing their tires. I have 1800 miles so far and I have burned thru two rear tires. I will streatch it out another 200 miles but stll...

How many miles are you guys getting ?
did not know you needed to change tires on a KTM, so much power I never really notice...
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Old 09-26-2012, 03:31 PM   #21599
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Yep it is. MadMax400 has said a lot of good things about the group of guys that he rides with. I'm still getting the 200 dialed in right now withc jetting. I'm always tinkering with making it suit my style. I took the lights off and went to the mx track and for a xcw it did really good. The track owner couldn't believe that I was screaming that thing. I leave the racing at the track and wanting to ride trails because thats all I grew up doing. Heres a vid for you guys if your bored. The guy I got the bike from said if I come out riding with you guys that I couldn't pass him on his old bike. I'm wanting to come out there to race. Just to ride and see whats out there on the range!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kodm2...re=context-cha
Not sure who you are, but watching that video you'd probably get bored riding the trails with us....you were ringing the shit out of that little 200! I don't think Skid would appreciate you abusing his little baby like that..... Nice video.
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Old 09-26-2012, 03:34 PM   #21600
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Hey Mike, Looks like the little Katoom is as much at home on the track as it was in the woods!! Nice vid too!! Looks like you owned the track! Glad it is working out for you. I am already thinking I want to go back to a 200...

Yeah, you won't find any of that kinda riding on the Eglin range--except the deep sand. The blackwater area riding has some whoops and water berms that will launch you into orbit if you are game tho! We generally ride a medium pace since we are on jeep trails and logging roads and connecting them with paved and county dirt roads, and the lead rider must be prepared for oncoming traffic at all times, with a lot of blind curves thrown in for good measure.

We rode 45 miles the last outing at Speck Pond, and 65 the last time at Blackwater. We generally don't do a lot of passing on the ride to minimize the "race"/testosterone mode and keep the injuries and speeds down as well.


and yes you still are not allowed to pass me!
Skid, don't do it....stick with the 300! Once you get used to it, you'll love it. I've talked to a few people with the KTM/Husa 300's and they said that you have to get used to it and now they would never get rid of them. That bike is bad ass, honestly just ride it a gear higher and lug it...try not to ride the pipe that much and it's nice tamable.
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