Utards whos riding what

Discussion in 'The Rockies – It's all downhill from here...' started by frog, May 22, 2008.

  1. LTKernel

    LTKernel jack of all trades...

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    Last Monday was a great day at Cherry Creek with msteward and another fellow. We were so caught up in our awesomeness that I only took one picture.

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  2. OnOff

    OnOff Long timer

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    NICE! I'd love to hear your comparative thoughts between the Beta and the KTM 2 smokers!
  3. Trailtwister

    Trailtwister To the peak!

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    Jeese the weather really cooled off. Gonna have to shift the riding South-ish I guess.
  4. msteward

    msteward Been here awhile

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    Don't forget this ugly mug and his Italian princess
  5. dirtbike_adventures

    dirtbike_adventures n00b

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    My son and I had a great time camping and riding Cherry Creek. He's a little guy at 90lbs and 4'9". Out in the desert he tears it up on a kx85. By the end of the three day adventure he was pounding whoops and looking for sandy burms. This was the first ride of the trip heading up to chicken rock. Enjoy!

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  6. LTKernel

    LTKernel jack of all trades...

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    So I know KTM/Husky had a big problem with the starters on their 2 strokes and word is they resolved it by ripping off the Beta 2 stroke engine for 2017. I know for next year they have the TPI coming out. Mine is the oil injected with the oil reservoir under the seat. Really a no fuss system that I have yet to hear failing. It does smoke on warm up, but runs way cleaner after that as it doses as needed.

    I wanted a 2 stroke for tighter more technical terrain. Runs cooler and less displacement (read weight) but still powerful. I have never seriously ridden a KTM/Husky 2 stroke. Just around a parking area and I own a 4 stroke 500 EXC. I can't say what the KTM/Husky powerband is like, but I know the 300RR just lugs along. Hard to kill even when I can't seem to find the right gear. What I do know is that the Beta suspension comes stiffer than a KTM/Husky. Targeted at like 185 lbs over 165 lbs. I will probably still respring and revalve the Sachs suspension this winter. My biggest draw was the more compact ergos. It's just a bit smaller in every way allowing me to get my feet closer to the ground as needed and feel less stretched or like I have far to move to effect balance. I did put some rise to my bars using a BRP setup. For someone under six feet I would seriously recommend a Beta. For anyone over, the KTM/Husky.

    There's also the price that's about 1k less than the comparable KTM/Husky, yet the factory spec is better, like the FMF pipe and a skid plate for example. Parts are easily found, but the aftermarket bling is not as extensive as for KTM/Husky.

    At the end of the day I believe all three are great 2 strokes. Who knows if TPI is the future for all 2 strokes. I know Honda filed a patent for their version in 2015. For now, I would say ergos are the most substantial difference.
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  7. msteward

    msteward Been here awhile

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    Lt you missed a great ride, don't believe it could have gotten much better with weather and traction and no mud or dust.

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  8. LTKernel

    LTKernel jack of all trades...

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    Aw shit. Really? Three days of solid rain and no mud?

    Oh well. I did other very fascinating things like grocery shop and go to the dry cleaners. :baldy
  9. msteward

    msteward Been here awhile

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    Completely washed of anyone's tracks and no mud or dust. It was the perfect temp also out there.
  10. LMSB

    LMSB Adventurer

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    Hey Utards, any suggestions on a good machanic for checking the valves on my 950 SE. Need the valves adjusted. Thanks
  11. msteward

    msteward Been here awhile

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  12. msteward

    msteward Been here awhile

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    Was a nice day for riding in AF today, started with a little rain then snow and finally some sun. Trails where great, maybe because there was no dust.
    Then my first flat of the year.
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  13. LTKernel

    LTKernel jack of all trades...

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    The Dirt Lab in Woods Cross. Call and ask for Jesse. Also one of the best places in the country for suspension work if you've never customized springs or valving. Also handy if you just need a refresh and for whatever reason won't do it yourself.
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  14. econwatch

    econwatch Been here awhile

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    Brap, brap! The SE has finally moved from Calgary to where it belongs. Now I just need to get it registered and sorted out (aka. put back together).

    Looking for a good carb tuning shop to take over the fueling part of that task.

    Any suggestions for the SLC area?
  15. rides2little

    rides2little Braaaaaap

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    Moto Station is one I would recommend
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  16. dirtbike_adventures

    dirtbike_adventures n00b

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    My son and I spent the last three days camping and riding over fall break. Near perfect weather. Endless whoops, rocks, hill climbs, and washes. The little guy rides a kx85 and was really pushing... he found the limits a few times All part of the adventure.

    Here's the video:

  17. frank wheelbarrow

    frank wheelbarrow ten four

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    Looks like good times! And memories!


    Anyone happen to know the inmate that traded in 13GSA to Ken Garth Ford just trying to get some service records that 90th south is missing.
  18. rainmaker8

    rainmaker8 Been here awhile

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    Glad I saw this! Do they work on closed chamber WP forks? I store my Husky 701 out there and it happens to be in SLC...
  19. LTKernel

    LTKernel jack of all trades...

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    So I suppose you mean Husky's 4CS? Yes. I know they have a nitrogen fill system. Don't take my word for it though. Give them a call at 801-683-8334 and have the conversation. www.divisionsuspension.com
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  20. dirtbike_adventures

    dirtbike_adventures n00b

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    Just purchased a mavic pro drone and promptly headed with the dirtbikes to White Wash Utah for a test run. Video turned out pretty good. Surprisingly easy to fly. My son did most of the piloting.

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