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Old 06-04-2013, 08:18 PM   #4396
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Just think Brad...with the extra power on tap, you might even be able to keep the big Duc in sight! ;-)
Tell ya what, I'll get it back together again and I'll race you to Winterset . . . on gravel.
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Old 06-05-2013, 07:16 PM   #4397
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Wee Colorado Trip. Thanks for the well wishes and suggestions!

Here are just a couple before I go to bed. Had one heck of a ride. Really a ride of a lifetime. (as are most motorcycle trips)







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Old 06-06-2013, 05:48 AM   #4398
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It's just not right to put up a picture of a mine and not tell where it's at.
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Old 06-06-2013, 12:41 PM   #4399
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Looks like that could be a Nisna Valley Wing?
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Old 06-06-2013, 01:36 PM   #4400
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Tell ya what, I'll get it back together again and I'll race you to Winterset . . . on gravel.
I am pretty sure you would win that race even with TKC80s on the Duc...
I would end up stuck in one spot digging trenches the likes of which haven't been seen since WWI!
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Old 06-06-2013, 03:36 PM   #4401
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I am pretty sure you would win that race even with TKC80s on the Duc...
I would end up stuck in one spot digging trenches the likes of which haven't been seen since WWI!
The KTM is aerodynamically limited to about 99 mph on gravel unless it has a strong tailwind. After that, the back tire just starts slipping. So, you have a chance.
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Old 06-07-2013, 09:16 AM   #4402
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The KTM is aerodynamically limited to about 99 mph on gravel unless it has a strong tailwind. After that, the back tire just starts slipping. So, you have a chance.
both of these will do well in excess of 100 on gravel, packed sand and dirt(mud gets pretty sketchy with the slicks, but is sure fun!) also with alot of spin...









and the occasional detour through a creek and around bridge/road construction...
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Old 06-07-2013, 09:44 AM   #4403
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The Husky is on my short list for next spring. May have to borrow yours for some comparison testing.
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Old 06-07-2013, 10:05 AM   #4404
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The Husky is on my short list for next spring. May have to borrow yours for some comparison testing.
lol!!!

its a hell of a fun bike! although it seems to have a problem keeping its oil inside itself...doesnt even have 1500 on it and dang near every gasket seeps or has a mild drip. i just cant get myself to tear the whole thing down to replace all the gaskets though yet.

i wish i could come up with another set of rims for it at a reasonable price though. i really want a set of the conti tkc 80's on it, but i play on the road to much for that to be its main tire.
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Old 06-07-2013, 11:09 AM   #4405
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lol!!!

its a hell of a fun bike! although it seems to have a problem keeping its oil inside itself...doesnt even have 1500 on it and dang near every gasket seeps or has a mild drip. i just cant get myself to tear the whole thing down to replace all the gaskets though yet.

i wish i could come up with another set of rims for it at a reasonable price though. i really want a set of the conti tkc 80's on it, but i play on the road to much for that to be its main tire.
Have you thought of going to Heidenau's? www.scramblercycle.com sells them at a good price and offer free shipping as well. That's where l got my K60 rear, and it is great both on and off road.
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Old 06-08-2013, 07:46 AM   #4406
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It's just not right to put up a picture of a mine and not tell where it's at.
I only got got 100 feet in because they had a metal gate on it, but it was pretty fun to look at. It's an old mine just south of Ouray, just before you hit the summit.

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Looks like that could be a Nisna Valley Wing?
My Dad bought it off Ebay from a gentleman from Montrose CO, and I had the wonderful task of going to get it. It was a wonderful ride. Loved every second, till I got to Nebraska with a 30mph wind from the SW and tons of bugs.
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Old 06-08-2013, 05:37 PM   #4407
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Making progress. We think we identified why I was getting oil in the radiator, and it doesn't look like that big of an issue.

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Old 06-08-2013, 06:24 PM   #4408
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Making progress. We think we identified why I was getting oil in the radiator, and it doesn't look like that big of an issue.

That's good. What is the possible culprit?
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Old 06-08-2013, 06:34 PM   #4409
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That's good. What is the possible culprit?
I recently changed the water pump shaft, which requires the removal of clutch cover and then the inner clutch cover. I put a new gasket on the inner cover, but it appears that the oil galleys that run right next to the water jacket just before the oil is directed into the end of the crankshaft was leaking at that point. Assuming we are right, then it's just a quick resurfacing of that cover, a new gasket, and bolt it back together. We're also replacing some worn parts and putting in bigger cams. But, it should be a pretty quick and easy fix. We also found what appears to be a bad valve seal. So, we have a few little repairs and some resurfacing, but nothing huge.
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Old 06-08-2013, 07:40 PM   #4410
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Cool enough. I had fun cleaning adjusting the chain on my bike today. Nothing compared to you of course. Just a bit on the messy side.
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