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Old 02-19-2015, 06:06 PM   #1
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A week ride through Florida March 1

I have the first week in March off, and with a little bit of luck will have the 525 back up and running. Looking to ride as much of off road Florida as I can in a week. Gonna camp the whole time, and try to hit every awesome trail that I can! I need some help planning this out, atleast as far as trails are concerned. I will be leaving from Naples and heading north from there. If anyone has gps plots, or can advise on some of the more northern trail systems, I would really appreciate it. Oh and if anyone's game and got the time off you are more than welcome
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Old 02-20-2015, 05:22 AM   #2
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You are welcome to stay at my place near Frostproof.

Can show you some of the local stuff if you like
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Old 02-20-2015, 07:12 AM   #3
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If you are around ONF mon-thur I can meet up and ride with you a bit.
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Old 02-20-2015, 11:38 AM   #4
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Sweet, this is looking better and better! Thanks for the invites fella's.
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Old 02-20-2015, 03:24 PM   #5
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Weather depending I might even camp one night myself.
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Old 02-23-2015, 05:56 AM   #6
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You still going? I might be able to do a "pre" ride this week if you had a route in mind but weren't sure about it.
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Old 02-23-2015, 12:48 PM   #7
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I should know for sure tomorrow if I can get my motor put back together by next week. It's the only thing keeping me from packing right now! Figures my bike goes down the week that I have off.
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Old 02-24-2015, 12:06 PM   #8
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It doesn't look like I'm going to be able to get my motor fixed by this time This freaking sucks, this is the only time of the year that I can take time off, and I'm stuck with a broke bike! I love my KTM, but am really not happy at the moment. Life sucks without a bike!!!
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Old 02-24-2015, 04:46 PM   #9
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It doesn't look like I'm going to be able to get my motor fixed by this time This freaking sucks, this is the only time of the year that I can take time off, and I'm stuck with a broke bike! I love my KTM, but am really not happy at the moment. Life sucks without a bike!!!
what happened to it?
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Old 02-24-2015, 06:31 PM   #10
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I should start a dual sport rental business.
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Old 02-24-2015, 11:22 PM   #11
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I'm still not sure Alex, adjusted the valves and rode to Sergio's. We rode maybe 5 miles on some single track and it started smoking BAD! Sergio went and got the truck and we took it home. I checked the oil when I got home and it was jet black! Full synthetic with about 4 hours on it, I checked it when I left for Sergio's and it was crystal clear. My motor doesn't have 30 hours on it, I have no idea what's going on. It's sitting at Cypress right now, and they said that they "MIGHT" get to it on Friday after I was told that it would be looked at early this week! Guess I'm screwed! Really sucks, this is the only time of the year that I can take a couple weeks off and go ride, guess I'll save it for next year and go to work :(
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Old 02-25-2015, 05:53 PM   #12
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Pull the dipstick and check to see if the oil smell like gas. Possible float stuck and filled the crank case with oil.

Of all else fails take it to gulf coast motorcycles in ft. Myers, they are aktm dealer now and have great techs

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Old 02-25-2015, 09:24 PM   #13
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I did immediately, no fuel. Really not sure. Cypress called me today and said that they can't find anything wrong with it! Freaking me out a little bit, I have beat that bike's ass, and never had so much as a hiccup! The only thing that I can think it that maybe it overheated for some reason and started spewing. It really didn't matter, I wanted to have it checked because the motor is still under warranty. I just bought all of the crap to make a fan, and will add it when I get the bike back. I may still get to ride some this upcoming week, we shall see!
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Old 02-27-2015, 07:43 PM   #14
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Hopefully what ever happened was a fluke. If there is a problem it'll show up eventually, haha.
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Old 02-28-2015, 04:14 AM   #15
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My friends Ktm did the same thing when new ,two hours on it about six years ago cliffs cycle in Norfolk mass fixed it simple fix on his call them and ask for Neil he is great guy at a great old school shop that will tell you over the phone what to do or look for.
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