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Discussion in 'The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan' started by XT Thumper, Mar 11, 2008.
It took me a while to spot you,,,,,,,,,but there you are checkin out the KTM.
Lots of new scoots. Congrats to all.
Barney's 450 toom
Barney in the paper
Skids dual new steeds Duke and the Hussie
Apperson got a new 74 Bultaco Alpina - Yep.
I got some new iICON overpants today and I liked the vid of the Tigers...
Sunday at Spec Pond 8AM roll out. Lay tracks for the trot and hit some single track.
One tank ride.
Yeee Haaaa!! Get Some!!
All done safely, with proper brief, equipment and within posted speed limits, of course...
Got cleared by the doc today to resume "normal" :eek1 activities Can't make this weekend, but ready for everything after that
Loved the ICON video!!! If that doesn't make you want to go out and buy a Tiger than I don't know what will.....I can just imagine how tired those guys were of pushing those bikes around the ST, snow, and sand.....
Jim, beautiful new bike!!!
Just finished installing this little battery in the DRZ.
Bought it at R&R racing after noticing the original 4+ year old battery seemed to be losing its authority spinnin the engine over.
Charge was good on the old battery @ 13+ volts, but just didn't seem to have the muscle anymore.
This battery doesn't even weigh a pound (13.6 oz). Don't know what the original weighed but it was quite a bit more.
Wasn't a drop-in install because of cable lengths.
Should have made pictures of the process, but its too easy to bother explaining.
Took me a little over a hour after a trip to the automotive supply to get a bit red and black #8 wire, some connectors and heat shrink tubing.
A sanitary install and not a problem for anyone with basic skills.
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Anybody planning to change to this battery in the future and find they need a few pieces/parts/#8 wire, contact me for some leftovers I have.
DRZ spins over like a BOSS now!
I have been predicting the takeover of battery bikes for some time now. These new small light weight batteries are another indicator that the next move in bikes if full battery power, silent, clean, and simple.
Varrrrrrooooommmmm with be a thing of the past...
KTM is operating a prototype electric m/c now, and there are a couple in the US, with a fair number of "homebuilts" on YouTube. I agree--it is probably coming. I am absolutely positive I will sorely miss the sound and smell of a well-running 2 stroke...
Scary because they can be as fast as a regular m/c with an IC engine, BUT SILENT. Not sure I like the idea of somebody coming up on me at Mach 2 in virtual SILENCE. I am wondering if they will have some type of fake engine noise...
198 pounds, 30-ish horsepower, 90 minutes riding time... ~$13,000
iPhone has an APP for that !
So it Spec in the morning huh.... dust may be involved...
See you at the pond.........Sunday
Watched it twice. Awesome vid and ride...
Thanks for sharing....
Gimmee has offered to help me get acquainted with my new ride, so we're riding Blackwater in the morning. All are welcome to ride along, post up or PM me if interested.
Got in a quick test ride this afternoon.
Sorry guys, I have to bail tomorrow. Will see you all next time.
man great ride at spec pond today! good bunch of folks. just what i needed to get back into it. it was impressive how we all stayed within speed limits and rode the numbers and we all made it back with no issues...
Did about 70 miles with Gimmee this morning, beautiful day to try out the new bike.
We're right about here.
Hunters are out in the woods and of course, spiders.
Nice bike Brett!
Thanks Eloy, feels like I'm cheating on this thing.
bitch, I told you!