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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by trailrider383, Sep 11, 2014.
It lines right up with KTM bolt holes
I hope I can stand up at 72:)
Great choice. I bet you will ride it more than your other fine steeds. The 350 does it all.
Got a few things added so far. Waiting for my springs and a couple Sicass switches. Cleaned up the license plate frame, added my damper, installed a pipe guard and my favorite pegs. Also a linkage protector in case I get to go to Colorado one more time. Also going to install a lower profile rear tire, a T63, 130/80 as I liked the way it worked in CO when we went this year.
Even the shop floor is immaculate.
Today's Moab adventure
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Is this the same guy whose garage door everyone was crooning about? Your text is practically green.
I was getting ready to say... that's gotta be the cleanest and least cluttered garage in the country. And with spotless bikes... Mine wasn't that clean when I first built it.
Se puede decir dinero?
No garage door is as spiffy as spiff's.
Woodcutter trail in Bishop Ca today. Got up to 11k feet and could see Death Valley and the entire Sierra range.
Sweet crossing pic! And view from the microwave link site!
What kind of rack is that on his 350?
The nomad. It’s fine unless weighted and running gnar.
Hey Dirt Rider, what did you pay OTD please on your FE350 and where did you purchase.
I'm in Fresno and going to buy one.
Just trying to get a sense of what persons are paying.
I'm screwed up now since the 450 is so close to the 350 in weight. I am honestly trying to slow down but would I be a moron to go 350 when I could just go 450.
Depends on what your riding goals are, eh?
Would be good to ride both before choosing...
Apparently Vortex doesn't make their magical ecu for the fe450s? If not, I'd suggest either 350 or 501. What I had heard was that you can use a Vortex for a tx450, but then your cooling fan won't work (it's controlled by the ecu)
Check with Slavens for the info
Scale weight is only part of the equation. The larger motor has more reciprocating mass, thus more gyro effect. This will give the 450 different handling characteristics ( slightly slower to change direction but more stability) and will produce more useable torque lower in the rev range. Best to ride one of each first. I would try to determine what terrain/ use you want to optimize for (D/S, desert, singletrack) then pick the bike best suited.
The floor is not clean. I had the floor done when we bought the house 12 years ago. It has held up pretty well through building a roadster and a 56 Chevy restoration. I only mop it about once a year.
Bikes are not clean. I was just up in OR on the little Honda and the dirt just does not show. The GS has never been washed and is covered in bugs, etc. I bought the new bike because after riding the Honda 250 with my friend and his son, both on KTM 350's, I knew "Slo-Red" would just be a backup bike like it was intended.
It looks cleaner than any of the rest of ours, apparently.
Pretty much retail for the 18. Bought it from Moore and Sons where I have bought all my KTM's over the years. I noticed that a dealer in Sac has a '16, a '17, and now an '18 350. The 17 and 16 were discounted. Check out Cycle Trader. I believe The owner of Moore told me he had a 450 in stock. I saw a 501 there also.