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Old 03-09-2013, 08:10 AM   #271
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At the last second I decided to go with the 350exc-f. The reason of coming off a 450 sx-f and looking for something more forgiving in the woods made we switch.

You gonna go faster , and effortless
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Old 03-09-2013, 08:16 AM   #272
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Btw , don´t think too much , just go and get one

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Old 03-09-2013, 02:04 PM   #273
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i value nimble handling and easy to modulate power over outright thrust.
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Old 03-09-2013, 03:19 PM   #274
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Hell ya Paulo! Looked like a blast
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Old 03-09-2013, 09:03 PM   #275
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....Snowing here again this weekend so I guess I'll have to wait some more to find out!
Snow

Met up with my friend Dave (Bagstr) in Borrego Springs this morning (another 350 owner)........we were on a mission of sorts.........how will the 350's feel/ride with the behemoth 5.3 gallon gas tanks brimmed? Let's check it out......

A few pics along the way

Entering Fish Creek before rolling UP Diablo Drop-off



Top of Diablo Dropoff



I couldn't believe how EMPTY it was over at Superstition Mtn (everywhere actually).......I guess a lot of folks got scared off by Friday's rain.......great news (for us).......conditions were epic........empty/smooth/windblown dunes/trails.......not one track mark on the initial climb as we rode up to Tower one.......what a blast........it was like that all day.......laying down the first tracks/floating along on unmarked sand........



Then we decided to run up Blowsand on our return to Borrego Springs.........the MT43 equipped 350's sailed right up Sand Dam & Blow Sand today.............the bikes have plenty of juice and the fact that we both have 1,000+ miles on our rear tires was a non issue......they still carried us right up the walls.....sure, not an ideal "sand tire" but a great "all arounder".....even in sand....air'em down and gas it!



Conclusion on the tanks........ya know, the bike felt fine even with a full tank.......surprised me......not as heavy/pushing up front as I thought it might be........we both have .46 springs in the front vice the .42 that come stock.......I'm sure that played into the equation........but all n all no BFD to "brim it".........good to know when we head off exploring.......we finished up with ~160 miles on the clocks and we both still had 2+ gallons left in our tanks (you can see how full they were at Blowsand after ~140 miles).....looks like we have a solid ~225 mile range if/when needed......
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Old 03-09-2013, 09:06 PM   #276
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Btw , don´t think too much , just go and get one

Last weekend :

I did payed for it tonight!
Should have it by next weekend!
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Old 03-10-2013, 04:29 AM   #277
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Btw , don´t think too much , just go and get one

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Cool vid, thanks
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Old 03-12-2013, 08:58 AM   #278
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Anyone had any subframe issues with a loaded up GL Coyote, or tried mounting the Coyote over the Globetrottin mini rack?
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Old 03-12-2013, 09:23 AM   #279
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No Subframe issues. I have both the Great Basin and the Globetrottin rack with Pannier brackets. Used with rotopax for longer trips, or carrying fuel for another bike. Wolfman daytrippers/e-12's are nice as well for quick day trips.
The rack is a little larger than the "horseshoe" shape on the bottom of great basin (I think the Coyote has the same size bottom?) But it still ties down and is secure.
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Old 03-12-2013, 09:42 AM   #280
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Snow

Met up with my friend Dave (Bagstr) in Borrego Springs this morning (another 350 owner)........we were on a mission of sorts.........how will the 350's feel/ride with the behemoth 5.3 gallon gas tanks brimmed? Let's check it out......
Nice report :) I've been wondering how the MT43s would be in sand, considering that sand is not its strong suit, your ride is another good recommend for them.

I'm curious as to the amount of gas you feel you need on rides. I got the IMS 3.1, figuring I can just put a gallon or two on the back. Are there many rides down there that require more than 4 gallons?

The pictures are awesome btw.
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Old 03-12-2013, 10:19 AM   #281
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When or if you guys are out on a long day trip or long hour multiple day trip. How often are you or would you change oil and filter.
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Old 03-12-2013, 10:21 AM   #282
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No Subframe issues. I have both the Great Basin and the Globetrottin rack with Pannier brackets. Used with rotopax for longer trips, or carrying fuel for another bike. Wolfman daytrippers/e-12's are nice as well for quick day trips.
The rack is a little larger than the "horseshoe" shape on the bottom of great basin (I think the Coyote has the same size bottom?) But it still ties down and is secure.
Great, thanks. Have you used the Great Basin at all without the rack?
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Old 03-12-2013, 10:39 AM   #283
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When or if you guys are out on a long day trip or long hour multiple day trip. How often are you or would you change oil and filter.
Oil and filter after 6 / 7 full tanks .
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Old 03-12-2013, 12:22 PM   #284
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Valley Motorsports in Northampton. I know that a lot of people go to Cliff's...
A lot of guys in BTR club have been migrating to Troy,NY Edelmanns for their KTM's.
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Old 03-12-2013, 02:42 PM   #285
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Great, thanks. Have you used the Great Basin at all without the rack?
Ya works great. The header seems like it wants to burn the strap on that side but its fine as long as it doesn't actually touch it.
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