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Old 02-24-2014, 08:19 AM   #21271
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Is that one of those split boards?
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Old 02-24-2014, 10:18 AM   #21272
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Is that one of those split boards?
Why yes indeed. I've been on the split board for many years. Invented by Kowboy/Joe Motocross who has the big KTM snowbike.
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Old 02-24-2014, 10:25 AM   #21273
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After seeing these pictures here, Harcus decided to put his 500 to a test. Will it float or not ?




Conclusion: KTMs don't float
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Old 02-24-2014, 01:30 PM   #21274
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After seeing these pictures here, Harcus decided to put his 500 to a test. Will it float or not ?




Conclusion: KTMs don't float
Jim, you're old enough to know better. Hope your bike survived better than Diesel's did.
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Old 02-24-2014, 01:32 PM   #21275
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Old 02-24-2014, 02:19 PM   #21276
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Hahaha! Holy shit Jim....bet you were awake after that...
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Old 02-24-2014, 02:33 PM   #21277
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After seeing these pictures here, Harcus decided to put his 500 to a test. Will it float or not ?


Conclusion: KTMs don't float
What, no pics of the exorcism? The really amazing thing was removing the water & how quickly it went. 30 min max! I pulled the air filter n plug, the guys tipped the bike up, we ran the bike round n round for a few minutes to empty it out, reassembled & she-bang, it was running! The biggest issue was getting all the water out of the oily filter. Even after multiple wring outs it was later to haunt us with a few persistent drops. Fano got the last ones out about 10 miles down river. Quite a production!

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Old 02-24-2014, 02:39 PM   #21278
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How much water got in the bottom end?
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Old 02-24-2014, 03:56 PM   #21279
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How much water got in the bottom end?
That all depends on whether he camped with hick the night before.
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Old 02-24-2014, 04:48 PM   #21280
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That all depends on whether he camped with hick the night before.
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Old 02-24-2014, 05:03 PM   #21281
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Old 02-24-2014, 06:16 PM   #21282
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What, no pics of the exorcism? The really amazing thing was removing the water & how quickly it went. 30 min max! I pulled the air filter n plug, the guys tipped the bike up, we ran the bike round n round for a few minutes to empty it out, reassembled & she-bang, it was running! The biggest issue was getting all the water out of the oily filter. Even after multiple wring outs it was later to haunt us with a few persistent drops. Fano got the last ones out about 10 miles down river. Quite a production!

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Wow that looks exciting. Hopefully ambient air temp allowed for comfortable dry-off.

Glad you could ride away.
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Old 02-24-2014, 06:39 PM   #21283
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Death Valley

While you boys were busy dunkin your bikes in icewater, I enjoyed a ride on the BADB around Death Valley.

High temp was I dunno, 82F; Low was about 55F in a mountain pass. Hats off to Countdown for organizing the ride, and thanks to fellow BADBers Chris and Brian from Reno!

The closest thing I could find to a KTM bathtub was a 105-110F natural hotspring in Tecopa. Naturally, it was occupied (sorry no photos).
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Old 02-24-2014, 08:32 PM   #21284
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How much water got in the bottom end?
Very little so it appears. On the river we could see a bit of white in the glass but the next day I drained n flushed it & could find hardly any giving me the impression it must have evaporated on the way out. As I said before, the big issue was water on the filter. Even after multiple wring outs n shake outs there were still some drops. PITA!
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Old 02-24-2014, 08:38 PM   #21285
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Wow that looks exciting. Hopefully ambient air temp allowed for comfortable dry-off.

Glad you could ride away.
We were too. I was damn glad to have my wind breaker with me. Oddly, in the mini dry bag it did NOT get wet. The additional challenge we had was minimal lighting. I had the big LEDs, Fano the small Cyclops, Jason n Steve with head band lites. And we really had no clue how to get out, particularly in the dark. All travel was by dead reckoning but we drove straight to the truck. Amazing. But that was by a little after 800 PM.
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