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Old 09-25-2012, 05:25 PM   #21586
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Old 09-25-2012, 07:26 PM   #21587
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Old 09-25-2012, 08:06 PM   #21588
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Old 09-25-2012, 08:35 PM   #21589
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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!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kodm2...re=context-cha
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Old 09-26-2012, 04:35 AM   #21590
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Old 09-26-2012, 06:48 AM   #21591
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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, 08:01 AM   #21592
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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, 03:42 PM   #21593
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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, 03:49 PM   #21594
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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, 04:31 PM   #21595
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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, 04:34 PM   #21596
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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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Old 09-26-2012, 09:00 PM   #21597
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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!
Hey bud.
I love the bike so far. I actually picked up a 05 250sx for the suspension but I decided to keep with what the 200 already has. Just works great everywhere. The thing is amazing in the single tracks at mossyhead. I used to hate the pds on the mx bikes on the trail. But this works great!

I have to raise the float some though. I'm getting a bog pretty bad holding it wide open like that on the track after a long stretch. Running out of fuel in the carb. I don't always like to ride like that video though. Just something I do every now and then.

I understand about being a lead guy on the trails. I grew up snowmobiling and fourwheeling in the woods of michigan. I wasn't much of a "racer" til the last few years since there are mostly tracks around here or you need a dual sport. So I figure its time to get into the dual sport things and slow it down. Everytime we go out trail riding back home it seems like I'm always in the lead. I learned the hard way about 9 years ago about flying down the trail while being up front. I was on a quad and met another one coming around a corner. We both walked away but both quads were unrideable. Ever since then I will never ride that way. To dangerous! I just like being on abike. back home we could take trails to one bar/pub/resturant to the next. Eat breakfast at one and lunch at the next. I miss that kind of riding thats for sure.

Skid mark...when we go out riding you have to take a spin on the 200... I tweaked the jetting some
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Old 09-27-2012, 04:54 AM   #21598
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I was on a quad and met another one coming around a corner. We both walked away but both quads were unrideable. Ever since then I will never ride that way. To dangerous! I just like being on abike. back home we could take trails to one bar/pub/resturant to the next. Eat breakfast at one and lunch at the next. I miss that kind of riding thats for sure.

YES!

4 of us are heading to Mt. Cheaha on a scouting trip this saturday to modify the route.

http://www.cheahatrailriders.com/kentuck.html
About 8 miles of the Kentuck ORV trail will be in it.
2 way traffic the whole day being we're on forrest service roads.
Especially gotta be on the ready for a head-on in the ORV park.
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Old 09-27-2012, 03:28 PM   #21599
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Vstroms on Dirt....woo woo!

Today Vic and I mapped out a nice route for a local dualsport ride which included some Blackwater roads and some nice dirt roads in Alabama that I found Sunday.

Funny, we rode through some crazy stuff racing enduros together but we probably looked like a couple of old ladies when we hit soft sand on those DL1000s!

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Old 09-27-2012, 04:12 PM   #21600
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Hey bud.
I love the bike so far. I actually picked up a 05 250sx for the suspension but I decided to keep with what the 200 already has. Just works great everywhere. The thing is amazing in the single tracks at mossyhead. I used to hate the pds on the mx bikes on the trail. But this works great!

I have to raise the float some though. I'm getting a bog pretty bad holding it wide open like that on the track after a long stretch. Running out of fuel in the carb. I don't always like to ride like that video though. Just something I do every now and then.

I understand about being a lead guy on the trails. I grew up snowmobiling and fourwheeling in the woods of michigan. I wasn't much of a "racer" til the last few years since there are mostly tracks around here or you need a dual sport. So I figure its time to get into the dual sport things and slow it down. Everytime we go out trail riding back home it seems like I'm always in the lead. I learned the hard way about 9 years ago about flying down the trail while being up front. I was on a quad and met another one coming around a corner. We both walked away but both quads were unrideable. Ever since then I will never ride that way. To dangerous! I just like being on abike. back home we could take trails to one bar/pub/resturant to the next. Eat breakfast at one and lunch at the next. I miss that kind of riding thats for sure.

Skid mark...when we go out riding you have to take a spin on the 200... I tweaked the jetting some
Nice riding on the MX track mike.. Bummer your leaving in Dec, only have about a month or so of riding with us.
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