L. A. ADVenture Rides

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by NSFW, Mar 5, 2008.

  1. bigtodd

    bigtodd Hi, wanna ride?

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    Joel

    Came across this 525 mod when doing some search to add more fuel capacity to my bike ... pretty sure it's an XR seat tank modified to fit on to the KTM.

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  2. notmybikemodelname

    notmybikemodelname KOTW is a myth!

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    That's a good story, have another one?
    525? That looks like a Two stroke rally bike................:huh
  3. bigtodd

    bigtodd Hi, wanna ride?

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    you're right, it was mixed in with a bunch of other pics of 525's in rally dress. Those guys are spending HUGE $$ on building those rally bikes.
  4. notmybikemodelname

    notmybikemodelname KOTW is a myth!

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    That's a good story, have another one?
    It would still be a killer ride at two stroke in the right terrain......:clap
  5. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    todd, not a lot of 5+ gal option on the 525, i have this in my garage which you're welcome to borrow. you get additional1.5 gal

    http://www.bajadesigns.com/ProductDetail?ItemNumber=260501

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    it hangs on the alum sub-frame (prone to cracking) which i don't like. still a good approach, just weld braces on your sub frame.


    this weekend, i'm installing a 5.3 gal acerbis on the 350. i heard, that set up is good for 250 miles. soon, i can do the big loop in death valley or mesquite to grand canyon without thinking of fuel.

    here's a 6.1 gal for $585...8(
    http://justgastanks.com/product_info.php?products_id=485
  6. Nubs

    Nubs Dakarmelized

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    Great thread! Sorry I missed out on the 2/16 ride. Subscribed now. See you in DV.
  7. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    york. we always have the next time.

    rowher is a cool place; great place to enjoy your bike and with friends. lots of riding for all skill levels. there are also neighboring trails not too far from bouquet and will get you as far as gorman to fill up a day.

    wish i have more time planning weekend rides. really been busy with the noobs rally, and in my garage 1 broken bike (525 exc), 1 project bike (xr400) and couple more. not to be ignored, i got more future out of state rides in mind. yeah, just trying to fill up my bucket list.

    just post up here if you're looking for a local ride. there should be others who want to do the same.
  8. Nubs

    Nubs Dakarmelized

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    Yeah. Definitely looking forward to checking out some more remote rides, but not solo. I'm itching to try Nordhoff Ridge Road near Ojai. By permit only and looks like it has amazing views of the Channel Islands.

    I've got a set of Barkbusters I need to install but need to tap the handlebar end plugs to thread them... a little nervous about it but will have to do it. :D
  9. M1Jeep

    M1Jeep Long timer

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    A mounting kit should be available that goes in the bar ends.
  10. johngil

    johngil Reseda, CA

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    A tapped end is much, much better.
    I believe it's a 5/8-11 tap.

    Easily done on aluminum bars.
  11. Rapid Dog

    Rapid Dog bikes, booze, broads...

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    There's lots of cheap alternatives to tapping the bars if you're nervous, here:
    http://www.motorcycle-superstore.co...-Bar-Insert-for-Offroad-Motard-Handguard.aspx
  12. FZcruzer

    FZcruzer Been here awhile

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    I am in Camarillo and probably already have the correct tap, would be willing to help you out if needed, really not as hard as it sounds.


    Rob,
  13. Nubs

    Nubs Dakarmelized

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    SWEET! I'll give it a shot. Worse case I switch out the stock bars for something a little higher. They feel a little low for me anyway. It'll be nice to get some feedback on ergonomic and suspension setup at the Noob Rally. I'm new to all of it. Thanks for the tips!
  14. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    york, 3 things to raise your bar height.

    $ - bar riser $ $20 here; i have these on 2 of my bikes
    http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p/43/53/218/1316/-/25849/Tusk-Handlebar-Riser-Kit/bar+riser

    $$ - find lower foot pegs

    $$ - atv bar
    http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p...o-Taper-Contour-1-1-8%22-Handlebar/handlebars

    tall people normally use a combination of a bar riser and aftermarket handlebars with higher rise.

    choosing handlebars is not simple because it has a lot of things involved, like 7/8 or 1 1/8, rise, sweep, width, etc. no such thing one size fits all.

    protaper chart here:
    http://www.protaper.com/products/handlebars/se

    on my ktm 640, i made my own bar riser which eliminated 50% of the vibration. i work for a vibration isolator company and applied the same technology. yes, it is still a top secret.....:D

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  15. pcvance

    pcvance Walk Verplank

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    Yeah Joel, those LC4's vibrate like a paint shaker:lol3
  16. johngil

    johngil Reseda, CA

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  17. RandyM

    RandyM Less talk, More ride

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  18. Nubs

    Nubs Dakarmelized

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    I know from getting fitted for mountain bikes and road bikes you pretty much need someone there sussing it out with you.

    Is that something I could go to my local shop for? How do you go about adjusting bar height-risers-etc without buying a bunch of risers and swapping then out?

    I was hoping to pick some brains at the DV Noob Rally and get some better insight into the process.
  19. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    it's all trial and error. discussing it on the forum will get you ideas. best way is meet other riders and see their set up. if you get to sit on their bikes, you could get the feel what's comfortable for you. for most people, they change the stock set up. with over 200 bikes at the dvnr, you will be able to get some ideas, but can you wait?

    ride your bike for now and start with a simple and inexpensive bar riser. the more you ride your bike, you'll figure out your needs.. farkling can be fun.
  20. Sasquatch2112

    Sasquatch2112 Asbestos

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    First question is how big are you, then how do you ride, where do you ride.

    If you are normal sized BigTodd and I have our bikes dialed in pretty well. My bike won't be there but I can talk to you about what I have done. If you are are VC (vertically challenged) there are others that can help you out.





    To bigtodd and I normal sized is 6' + tall.