ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Bikes > Thumpers
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 07-20-2012, 05:19 PM   #1921
Geek
oot & aboot
 
Geek's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2003
Location: Colorado
Oddometer: 29,126
Paul was stuck @ work

We have a lot of Moose. That's probably the 5th one I've seen this year.. and probably see 10+ on average/year.
Geek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2012, 05:23 PM   #1922
ABYSS
KTM
 
Joined: Oct 2006
Oddometer: 1,196
Oh

Those must be the "Denver city" moose. Ha. In all my years I have never
Seen one down in the Taylor area. Oh well glad they have good numbers.
__________________
Every question in life has an answer of YES OR NO
Maybe = NO
Keep life simple and enjoy it!
ABYSS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2012, 10:01 PM   #1923
Cyberg
Adventurer
 
Cyberg's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2012
Oddometer: 37
Quote:
Originally Posted by Geek View Post
...so my "little ride to get the bike dirty" turned into more of a totally-sucky-you-wouldn't-have-liked-it waste of time.

First I rode up a mountain.... and the jeeps had totally shreaded it so it was no fun at all. I prefer smooth paved roads



..and after all that work I ended up at this crappy view. Total waste of time.. you couldn't even seen Denver through the heat haze



Then I found someone's old mine... you had to be a hard mo-fo to climb up in the mountains with your tools by hand and dig holes like this... but the ambience was ruined by the cinder block sealing.


an old gate.. why can't people take better care of their property?


I mean look at this stupid road... someone needs to mow it.


then I found myself stuck up here.. I mean why would anyone want to be up on this ridge when you could be on the perfectly good paved road down below.


...then the road petered out more and more


...to where it was only 8 inches wide. Who on earth would want to ride 30 miles of this stuff up around 8000-10,000 feet where the air is thin and cool. I should have stayed down low where it was nice & hot 100 degrees.




stupid trees kept getting in the way..





...oh! and I forgot! There was absolutely nothing to see (bottom left).





Count yourself lucky if you were stuck at work today instead

If you to the right of the moose I think you have one more laying down and you only see its back.

Cool Mooses
Cyberg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2012, 09:58 AM   #1924
SteveO
Huh???
 
SteveO's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2010
Location: Land of Disenchantment
Oddometer: 1,111
Early ride

This morning I decided to get up early and get out there before the sun came up.
Got up at 4:30, and was on the trail by 5:55AM.....sun was still below the horizon.
I was able to snap a shot as the sun was cresting the Santa Fe Mountains...


__________________
.................................................. ....................................
NMOHVA.ORG - Help to keep your trails open!

Life is a mist in the wind, here today and gone tomorrow; know who you are and where you are going after you pass through death's door.

SteveO screwed with this post 11-22-2013 at 11:35 AM
SteveO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2012, 11:11 AM   #1925
ridepjride
Migrant
 
ridepjride's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2006
Location: Northern California
Oddometer: 299
Best time of the day...magical.
ridepjride is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2012, 05:31 PM   #1926
TeamJunk
Adventurer
 
Joined: Aug 2009
Location: LB, ca
Oddometer: 32
Fuel filter

FYI

Just installed a Autozone Duralast metal inline fuel filter 10 micron, 3/4" dia and 1 1/2 " long
cost under $4.50.

Duralast part # FF1203DL
Fram # G3515
WIX # 33027
TeamJunk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2012, 10:48 PM   #1927
Joby Rebel
Adventurer
 
Joby Rebel's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2012
Location: North Idaho
Oddometer: 34
Wicked

Quote:
Originally Posted by SteveO View Post
This morning I decided to get up early and get out there before the sun came up.
Got up at 4:30, and was on the trail by 5:55AM.....sun was still below the horizon.
I was able to snap a shot as the sun was cresting the Santa Fe Mountains...


Killer photo! How does the trials tire wear? Last longer than a knobby? Obviously you like? I toyed with the idea of trying one just curious if its worth it. Thanks for any input
__________________
45 acp; Turning human garbage into useful fertilizer since 1911
Joby Rebel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2012, 05:12 AM   #1928
AussieClay
Adventurer
 
AussieClay's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2012
Location: Houston Texas / Melbourne Australia
Oddometer: 59
Photos?

Quote:
Originally Posted by TeamJunk View Post
FYI

Just installed a Autozone Duralast metal inline fuel filter 10 micron, 3/4" dia and 1 1/2 " long
cost under $4.50.

Duralast part # FF1203DL
Fram # G3515
WIX # 33027

Do you have any installed photos?
AussieClay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2012, 05:42 AM   #1929
ABYSS
KTM
 
Joined: Oct 2006
Oddometer: 1,196
I saw those

Quote:
Originally Posted by TeamJunk View Post
FYI

Just installed a Autozone Duralast metal inline fuel filter 10 micron, 3/4" dia and 1 1/2 " long
cost under $4.50.

Duralast part # FF1203DL
Fram # G3515
WIX # 33027

The filter body was too long for my liking. I prefer having a cleanable one installed so i can clean it if a problem should arrise. With the disposable you'll want to carry a spare
__________________
Every question in life has an answer of YES OR NO
Maybe = NO
Keep life simple and enjoy it!
ABYSS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2012, 08:56 AM   #1930
Cyberg
Adventurer
 
Cyberg's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2012
Oddometer: 37
Quote:
Originally Posted by Joby Rebel View Post
Killer photo! How does the trials tire wear? Last longer than a knobby? Obviously you like? I toyed with the idea of trying one just curious if its worth it. Thanks for any input

Not my bike or picture but I can give you my opinion.

I run a MT 43 on my 500 and 300. I realy like them so far and they last longer than any non dot knobby. And they might last longer than a dot knobby I just dont know.
Cyberg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2012, 09:12 AM   #1931
SteveO
Huh???
 
SteveO's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2010
Location: Land of Disenchantment
Oddometer: 1,111
Quote:
Originally Posted by Joby Rebel View Post
Killer photo! How does the trials tire wear? Last longer than a knobby? Obviously you like? I toyed with the idea of trying one just curious if its worth it. Thanks for any input
It does seem like the MT43 lasts longer than knobby tires. Thus far, I have been very impressed with the traction on this tire. It really does hook-up well and gets the bikes moving forward quickly. My biggest concern was cornering. Not having knobby tread on the side I was concerned that the tire would slide around a lot....but, it doesn't. Overall, the tire is definitely worth the money, more so than other tires of comparable style.
__________________
.................................................. ....................................
NMOHVA.ORG - Help to keep your trails open!

Life is a mist in the wind, here today and gone tomorrow; know who you are and where you are going after you pass through death's door.
SteveO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2012, 02:50 PM   #1932
teambft
teambft
 
teambft's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: Brentwood, TN
Oddometer: 1,128
Proud new owner!!!

My wife and I took a little road trip across the border to "bama. On the way back, I looked out my rear view mirror and saw this following me home:


Like any understanding cyclist, I decided to take this "stray" in and give her a good home.....man this thing is sweet!!!
Original owner had about 1,000 miles on it. The nice thing is the JD tuner and the map switch ....... and suspension already re-sprung to my exact weight...it was a lucky find.

Bike came as follows:
Renthal Fatbar orange 604
KTM/Cycra Pro Bend handguards
Enduro Engineering skid plate
KTM 13L 3.5 gal tank (stock tank included)
PWGarfield XCW taillight w/flush mnt rear signals
Suspension set up perfectly for my weight - 8.4 rear spring .50 fronts
14/50 gearing
KTM Supersprox rear 50t, front 14t w/KTM orange Xring chain
Moose rear disc protector
Golan Super Mini inline filter installed (w/spare screen)
JD 6x FI tuner
Trail Tech map switch, KTM Tripmaster switch
FMF Q4 (stock muffler included)
Folding mirror
Michelin AC10 front and rear
Fastway footpegs
Desmogged at the dealer

Today was her maiden voyage.....a short ride on some tight, real rutty and very muddy stuff.... where an enduro was run the week prior.

Before the ride....so sparkly and shiny:



One loop and we got her looking like this....good 'ol Tennessee mud.




Ahhh, the days of Colorado so far behind me. Riding here isnt as plentiful as Colorado was, but we make do. Plus there are some real genuine folks out here in the off-road community.

Needless to say, this bike is a dream. All the mags and reviews are spot on. It just flies...literally. Seems like I had the front wheel unloaded and in the air all day with some steady blips of the throttle, allowing me to glide over stuff. It just rips. I was really pleased and blown away; real happy with my purchase.
__________________
2011 KTM 300 XC-W, 2005 CRF450x
2012 KTM 500 EXC - sold, 950 SER-sold (regret)
Prior: BMW XC, TE610, KLR 650, 07 KTM 990 Adv, and many more ...BMWs, Ducs, KTMs, Harleys

teambft screwed with this post 07-28-2012 at 08:07 AM
teambft is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2012, 03:00 PM   #1933
Geek
oot & aboot
 
Geek's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2003
Location: Colorado
Oddometer: 29,126
25 cents for size reference.

Geek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2012, 03:09 PM   #1934
ABYSS
KTM
 
Joined: Oct 2006
Oddometer: 1,196
Make an aquisition

Quote:
Originally Posted by Geek View Post
25 cents for size reference.

Did we?
__________________
Every question in life has an answer of YES OR NO
Maybe = NO
Keep life simple and enjoy it!
ABYSS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2012, 04:00 PM   #1935
Geek
oot & aboot
 
Geek's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2003
Location: Colorado
Oddometer: 29,126
Quote:
Originally Posted by teambft View Post
My wife and I took a little road trip across the border to "bama. On the way back, I looked out my rear view mirror and saw this following me home:.
CONGRATS!
Geek is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 10:33 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014