Adventure in Ohio?

Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by somecallmetim, Nov 14, 2003.

  1. ruppster

    ruppster Long timer

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    I put a Trick Dual Sport Kit on my KTM. It was a little more money than something like the Tusk kit, but much neater. It is also easy to remove if desired. I upgraded the stator and converted the bike to DC. KTMs use a split AC and DC electrical system. I can turn the lights on and off whenever I want. I occasionally forget to turn them on.
    I did not put a key in the circuit. As I ride it more I've been considering a hidden kill switch, just so its a little harder to start when I park it.

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    http://www.trickdualsport.com/
  2. Danjal

    Danjal Insert wit here.

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    I'd rather not just give it to them easily too.
  3. Danjal

    Danjal Insert wit here.

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    That's how the klx is. Ac headlight,ignition,etc. The battery only runs the starter. The tusk kit runs off the battery only also. So three separate electrical systems are on it now. Normally when I modify things, I like keeping it as close to stock as possible.
  4. indypup

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    Right I understand, I think it's fellow dirt bike riders who steal your bike anyway because they know how easy it is to just jump on and start it and ride away. :( That's why its a good idea to get them registered and plated at least. I like the hidden kill switch idea too.
  5. Danjal

    Danjal Insert wit here.

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    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=fDrzMGdYWZc

    It would simplify meef's job at least. :evil
  6. swingset

    swingset Got the knack.

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    I never worried about keying my dual sport kit to my bike.

    Most bike thefts are someone pushing or carrying your bike away and into a truck/trailer. I think ride-off thefts are probably pretty rare.

    But, I court danger and live recklessly, like the poet warrior that I am.

    :1drink
  7. indypup

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    Yeah, they probably push it off first and the load it or ride it away. :(

    That's why I put mine in the motel room with me even if it's on second floor. :D
  8. ruppster

    ruppster Long timer

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    Exactly why to use the Trick kit. It is just a few wires to connect that come with factory type connections. The entire mask/headlight/controller/front turn signals come off with one electrical connector. Edit - two connectors, power and rear lights and the handlebar switch has its own connector.

    I upgraded the entire electrical system on my KTM at the same time so it is much more robust than stock. You don't have to. I wanted a headlight that would allow me to see well enough to ride hardtop at night if I need to, a fan kit to keep the bike cooler, and charge the battery at the same time. I still have enough capacity to run heated grips if I want. :lol3

    If you just want plates on your bike, I'm sure you know how easy that is. It just depends on your goal. :thumb
  9. B-Mac

    B-Mac 2014 DL1000

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    Had a great ride with Mark (MeefZah) today. Started at Thornville and road south around "The HOCK":muutt Thanks for making the trip and sorry about the dust.

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    Had Lunch at Sion's BBQ Place??
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  10. ArmyJoe

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    I might be able to make it for the ride. What time is kickstands up?
  11. Danjal

    Danjal Insert wit here.

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    Your setup sounds more like what I'm trying to do. :baldy
  12. MeefZah

    MeefZah Curmudgeonly

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    Ya, good times. Your incessant wheelie-ing has caused me to brand you with a new name: B-Maniac.

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    Mgbgt89 Long timer

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    That needs to be on the front page. That picture is awesome.
  14. OH_Wahoo

    OH_Wahoo It's always time to

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    + 1 :thumb
  15. sion

    sion sigh-own

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    what, you guys couldn't manage to find the motorcycles only parking? its a nice concrete pad so your sidestand won't sink into soft asphalt on a hot day. you can just make out the corner of it on the left side of this pic
  16. m6scout1

    m6scout1 Been here awhile

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    Mmmm. Millstone, that is a pretty tasty place to eat. Haven't been there in some time. If you guys are in Athens you should hit up Kiser's BBQ Shack in The Market on State (aka the university mall). Now that is some good food.
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    sion sigh-own

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  18. MeefZah

    MeefZah Curmudgeonly

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    We don't adhere to convention. "Motorcycle Only" parking is for fucking lemmings.

    Plus your 1982 Honda Liquid Hot Burning Magma weighs like 73.8 times more than our sleek, modern motorcycles; thus sidestand support may be more essential for you than us.
  19. indypup

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    Based on the popular dual-purpose CRF250L, with revised suspension, uprated front brake and 17-inch wheels.

    Just something I came across while researching WRX's ;)
  20. B-Mac

    B-Mac 2014 DL1000

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    If you look closely you can see helmets on the split rail fence. These belong to a group of wing dingers that pulled in just behind us. (where else would they be?:D) They were wearing colors (Pa paws of Anarchy ) or something. Food was our goal not confrontation. Lastly I like to leave parking spots on one wheel and asphalt is my preference for this type of launch.:evil