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Old 11-01-2011, 02:37 PM   #2326
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I think this thread's OP is putting a fairing on his bike...why don't you post up with some of your expert opinions on his build ...

Like really who are you? Oh, you're a GS guy ....ah fergetit

Just remember there's always someone more gnarly than you, twisting the throttle a further than you.

HAHA! It's OK to be jealous of my GS!

There may be people twisting it farther than me, but nobody knows how to land like a sack of potatoes better than me!
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Old 11-01-2011, 04:00 PM   #2327
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Um, really?

Are you really that threatened by my observation that a fairing on an EXC makes as much sense as lipstick on a pig?

I wasn't insulting YOU, just thinking I'd prefer to ride my dirtbike like a dirtbike and not like a GS... although I do a fair to middlin job at throwing money away on THAT bike too....
Now everyone just settle down. All was said with a grin and a smile. Technically KMC1 was making a very accurate observation. I don't use hard bags for that very reason and instead have all soft luggage on the bike.

So, I suppose what I should have said alternatively was, thank you very much KMC1 for your very astute observation (even if if was pretty obvious - again - just kidding).

In the immortal words of Rodney King: "Can we all get along?"
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Old 11-02-2011, 08:42 AM   #2328
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Now everyone just settle down. All was said with a grin and a smile. Technically KMC1 was making a very accurate observation. I don't use hard bags for that very reason and instead have all soft luggage on the bike.

So, I suppose what I should have said alternatively was, thank you very much KMC1 for your very astute observation (even if if was pretty obvious - again - just kidding).

In the immortal words of Rodney King: "Can we all get along?"
I don't think you realize how serious a situation this is buddy!



And didn't Rodney King end up being arrested for soliciting a transvestite prostitute in Hollywood some years ago?
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Old 11-02-2011, 11:57 AM   #2329
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And didn't Rodney King end up being arrested for soliciting a transvestite prostitute in Hollywood some years ago?
You say that like it's a bad thing!

By the way I like you signature line and in response: You're Welcome!
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Old 11-03-2011, 12:53 PM   #2330
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Dirtbagz Ranger Flattop kit

Has anyone here used the Dirtbagz Ranger kit on their KTM? Their website is not all that great in details on how the brackets will attach and things of that nature.
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Old 11-03-2011, 04:36 PM   #2331
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Has anyone here used the Dirtbagz Ranger kit on their KTM? Their website is not all that great in details on how the brackets will attach and things of that nature.
They look similar to the wolfe saddle bags that I use. I don't see any hard brackets - probably strap them down - that's the way the Wolfes work. I like the look of them. If you get them let us know how they work out.
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Old 11-04-2011, 10:17 AM   #2332
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The price is definately right.
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Old 11-06-2011, 10:07 AM   #2333
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Has anyone here used the Dirtbagz Ranger kit on their KTM? Their website is not all that great in details on how the brackets will attach and things of that nature.
I have a set of brackets that Berg Briggs made for me. I have now migrated to the 500EXC so I would be willing to sell these if anyone wants to go the Dirtbagz route. I also have some like new bags.
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Old 11-06-2011, 12:48 PM   #2334
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Glenn Woodman (GWR) cable clutch conversion....
Would like to get in touch with this guy. Please PM me with contact info?
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Old 11-07-2011, 08:28 AM   #2335
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Old 11-08-2011, 06:32 AM   #2336
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Old 11-08-2011, 08:09 PM   #2337
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Any one have the transmission ratios handy?
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Old 11-09-2011, 10:25 AM   #2338
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Ignition maps - 2010 ktm 530 exc?

2 parter:

I have a 2010 MTM 530 EXC, factory plated bike. Does it have the *2* ignition maps?

Will this switch 'work' to switch between the two maps, super slick (and way overpriced): http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-KTM-MAP-...item35b62defb1
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Old 11-09-2011, 01:26 PM   #2339
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yeah there are two maps.

That switch is super expensive. Sicass makes a cheap, but bulky, plastic one. I think I have one in a box somewhere. Had it on the bike for a while and ended up taking it off to make room on the bars. I run in "full power" mode 99% of the time, unless I'm in very tight slippery singletrack, in which case the lower power map softens the hit enough to help make it more tractable. You can access the lower power map on your bike without the switch by simply unplugging the factory wire from it's male/female junction.

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Old 11-09-2011, 05:24 PM   #2340
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Britania - this is the lynx model website is:
http://www.britanniacomposites.com/lynx.html

It is pricey but it gave me the lighting I want as well as the ability to have a higher fairing for the long asphalt runs I am anticipating.
FWIW, I've come to the conclusion that having weight on the steering head is bogus. I'm going to be reworking my Superenduro whenever I quit hemorrhaging money on this Dakar folly.

C.Vestal's kit, that we developed for my Dakar bike, is going to be available commercially and at a very good price, before very long. His deal, not mine, but I'm a believer. Simple, bolt on, installs or removes in less than an hour, and we have thousands of miles on them now with great success.





To me, this is an ideal solution for the kind of Baja/ Nevada/ exploring stuff we all enjoy doing on these bikes. The difference that proper wind protection (and taller gearing) makes can scarcely be believed. Suddenly, the bike is transformed from windy and chaotic to smooth and mile-eating, but you retain the ability to not just survive but charge even very technical situations. There's minimal sacrifice off-road (really, none at all until you're in tight trees) and everything involved is tough, simple, and relatively cheap.
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