Where did you ride in MS today?

Discussion in 'Tejas and the Gulf States' started by Trophy1298, Jun 19, 2009.

  1. Knightwork

    Knightwork Have Coffe Cup--Can Travel

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    Good Day Alan --welcome anytime --especially with an indorsement from Bob--that says a lot right there---and no problem DQ riding your bikes with your gas is great especially the ORANGE THINGAMABOB--DAMN THAT THING IS FAST
  2. Supahflid

    Supahflid Wheelieless

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  3. antpatterson

    antpatterson XR650L_High_Runner

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    Went out to Rattlesnake Bay yesterday to join a friend and his fellow SERA members whom I enjoyed riding with even though I'm like 30+ years younger I found it fun and better rather than riding with some people who are my age :lol3 Anyhow, we were riding to help get some tracks layed down on the trails for the upcoming Masterlinks ride and race, I'm not the fastest rider nor did it help riding a big 450 but I did hold my own, to me anyhow, they certainly got me wanting a ktm 2T now, or a cr250 like my buddy was riding. I learned from them to stay away from KDX's though, anyway here's the first video and more will follow as they are uploaded.
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    Hillclimb video from the single track. Yes I had some screwed up trouble, kept wanting to go right instead of left at the top.
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  4. backwoodsKLR

    backwoodsKLR Ride more, Post Less.

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    So did your new "Expert" friends give you a reason to stay away from KDX's or is it typical snobbish "what I ride is better than what you ride" BS? :huh
  5. Switchblade315

    Switchblade315 Long timer

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    I know alot of the SERA guys and I know the view they ahve on KDX bikes, and let me tell you this a KDX200 is one of the toughest two strokes made. it doesnt have the best of anything but you put a person on it that can ride it and it will compeat with a KTM anyday. it just takes the right rider, just like those of us that love XR400Rs in the woods. you think your KTM450 is heavy, right a XR400 through the woods, and I hate to say this but have you looked at teh weight of your 450 compared to a 2 stroke KTM I bet it's not much more weight, You have one of the best all round dirtbikes out there. its why I talked so strong about it before you picked it up. Now dont get me wrong I do like a 2 stroke but in the woods I think your 450 is better. I know you arent raceing off to get a nother bike but heres my advice anyway, spend more time on your 450 in the woods, if you are going to ride it more there get a second set of wheels and tires for dirt, and gear it back sock, and enjoy.
  6. antpatterson

    antpatterson XR650L_High_Runner

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    I so enjoy your advice on here, I love my 450 but I thought it being a 4 stroke it would weigh more by a fair bit, of course I have only read pages and pages of the good ole 2t vs 4t. I would like to have a 2 stroke eventually but certainly will keep my 450.

    They weren't bashing the KDX badly just saying how it could barely lift a tire off the ground or go over trees, I've not rode one so IDK anything about this but they said they are great woods bikes but were just underpowered and stuff, sorry if it sounded like they said KDX's were the worst bikes made. :lol3
  7. Switchblade315

    Switchblade315 Long timer

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    Oh I've heard all the KDX bashing, and it's funny to watch those guys get spanked by a good rider on one. it's not a real rev happy motor it makes a different type power then other two strokes. it also is heaver and has softer suspension. or at lest the ones that I have been around did, i haven't seen a newer one then a 01. and a MX bike will beat you to death in the woods. can you ride them there yes, can they be fast, yes, but in stock form the motors are really snappy and that tires your upper body out fast, the suspension is stiff and that beats on your lower body.

    2013 300XC
    <table class="contenttable contenttable-0"><tbody><tr class="tr-even"><th class="td-0" style="width: 200px; padding: 0 10px;">Frame</th><td class="td-1 td-last">Central tube frame made of chrome molybdenum steel tubing</td></tr><tr class="tr-odd"><th class="td-0" style="width: 200px; padding: 0 10px;">Fork</th><td class="td-1 td-last">WP Suspension Up Side Down 4860 MXMA CC</td></tr><tr class="tr-even"><th class="td-0" style="width: 200px; padding: 0 10px;">Shock absorber</th><td class="td-1 td-last">WP Suspension 5018 BAVP DCC</td></tr><tr class="tr-odd"><th class="td-0" style="width: 200px; padding: 0 10px;">Suspension travel Front</th><td class="td-1 td-last">300 mm (11.81 in)</td></tr><tr class="tr-even"><th class="td-0" style="width: 200px; padding: 0 10px;">Suspension travel Rear</th><td class="td-1 td-last">317 mm (12.48 in)</td></tr><tr class="tr-odd"><th class="td-0" style="width: 200px; padding: 0 10px;">Brake system</th><td class="td-1 td-last">Disc brakes, brake calipers on floating bearings</td></tr><tr class="tr-even"><th class="td-0" style="width: 200px; padding: 0 10px;">Brake discs - diameter Front</th><td class="td-1 td-last">260 mm (10.24 in)</td></tr><tr class="tr-odd"><th class="td-0" style="width: 200px; padding: 0 10px;">Brake discs - diameter Rear</th><td class="td-1 td-last">220 mm (8.66 in)</td></tr><tr class="tr-even"><th class="td-0" style="width: 200px; padding: 0 10px;">Chain</th><td class="td-1 td-last">5/8 x 1/4"</td></tr><tr class="tr-odd"><th class="td-0" style="width: 200px; padding: 0 10px;">Steering head angle</th><td class="td-1 td-last">63.5°</td></tr><tr class="tr-even"><th class="td-0" style="width: 200px; padding: 0 10px;">Wheelbase</th><td class="td-1 td-last">1,495±10 mm (58.86±0.39 in)</td></tr><tr class="tr-odd"><th class="td-0" style="width: 200px; padding: 0 10px;">Ground clearance unloaded</th><td class="td-1 td-last">385 mm (15.16 in)</td></tr><tr class="tr-even"><th class="td-0" style="width: 200px; padding: 0 10px;">Seat height unloaded</th><td class="td-1 td-last">992 mm (39.06 in)</td></tr><tr class="tr-odd"><th class="td-0" style="width: 200px; padding: 0 10px;">Total fuel tank capacity, approx.</th><td class="td-1 td-last">10 l (2.6 US gal)
    Super unleaded gasoline (95 octane), mixed with 2-stroke engine oil (1:60)</td></tr><tr class="tr-even"><th class="td-0" style="width: 200px; padding: 0 10px;">Weight without fuel, approx.</th><td class="td-1 td-last">104 kg (229 lb.)</td></tr></tbody></table>2013 450XCF

    <table class="contenttable contenttable-0"><tbody><tr class="tr-even"><th class="td-0" style="width: 200px; padding: 0 10px;">Frame</th><td class="td-1 td-last">Central tube frame made of chrome molybdenum steel tubing</td></tr><tr class="tr-odd"><th class="td-0" style="width: 200px; padding: 0 10px;">Fork</th><td class="td-1 td-last">WP Suspension Up Side Down 4860 MXMA CC</td></tr><tr class="tr-even"><th class="td-0" style="width: 200px; padding: 0 10px;">Shock absorber</th><td class="td-1 td-last">WP Suspension 5018 BAVP DCC</td></tr><tr class="tr-odd"><th class="td-0" style="width: 200px; padding: 0 10px;">Suspension travel Front</th><td class="td-1 td-last">300 mm (11.81 in)</td></tr><tr class="tr-even"><th class="td-0" style="width: 200px; padding: 0 10px;">Suspension travel Rear</th><td class="td-1 td-last">317 mm (12.48 in)</td></tr><tr class="tr-odd"><th class="td-0" style="width: 200px; padding: 0 10px;">Brake system</th><td class="td-1 td-last">Disc brakes, brake calipers on floating bearings</td></tr><tr class="tr-even"><th class="td-0" style="width: 200px; padding: 0 10px;">Brake discs - diameter Front</th><td class="td-1 td-last">260 mm (10.24 in)</td></tr><tr class="tr-odd"><th class="td-0" style="width: 200px; padding: 0 10px;">Brake discs - diameter Rear</th><td class="td-1 td-last">220 mm (8.66 in)</td></tr><tr class="tr-even"><th class="td-0" style="width: 200px; padding: 0 10px;">Chain</th><td class="td-1 td-last">5/8 x 1/4"</td></tr><tr class="tr-odd"><th class="td-0" style="width: 200px; padding: 0 10px;">Steering head angle</th><td class="td-1 td-last">63.5°</td></tr><tr class="tr-even"><th class="td-0" style="width: 200px; padding: 0 10px;">Wheelbase</th><td class="td-1 td-last">1,495±10 mm (58.86±0.39 in)</td></tr><tr class="tr-odd"><th class="td-0" style="width: 200px; padding: 0 10px;">Ground clearance, unloaded</th><td class="td-1 td-last">375 mm (14.76 in)</td></tr><tr class="tr-even"><th class="td-0" style="width: 200px; padding: 0 10px;">Seat height, unloaded</th><td class="td-1 td-last">992 mm (39.06 in)</td></tr><tr class="tr-odd"><th class="td-0" style="width: 200px; padding: 0 10px;">Total fuel tank capacity, approx.</th><td class="td-1 td-last">9 l (2.4 US gal)
    Super unleaded (ROZ 95/RON 95/PON 91)</td></tr><tr class="tr-even"><th class="td-0" style="width: 200px; padding: 0 10px;">Weight without fuel, approx.</th><td class="td-1 td-last">109.6 kg (241.6 lb.)</td></tr></tbody></table>

    12.6 lbs heaver. and even if you go down to the 200XCW its only 20.1lbs less then the 450.

    2013 200XCW

    <table class="contenttable contenttable-0"><tbody><tr class="tr-even"><th class="td-0" style="width: 200px; padding: 0 10px;">Frame</th><td class="td-1 td-last">Central tube frame made of chrome molybdenum steel tubing</td></tr><tr class="tr-odd"><th class="td-0" style="width: 200px; padding: 0 10px;">Fork</th><td class="td-1 td-last">WP Suspension Up Side Down 4860 MXMA PA</td></tr><tr class="tr-even"><th class="td-0" style="width: 200px; padding: 0 10px;">Shock absorber</th><td class="td-1 td-last">WP Suspension PDS 5018 DCC</td></tr><tr class="tr-odd"><th class="td-0" style="width: 200px; padding: 0 10px;">Suspension travel Front</th><td class="td-1 td-last">300 mm (11.81 in)</td></tr><tr class="tr-even"><th class="td-0" style="width: 200px; padding: 0 10px;">Suspension travel Rear</th><td class="td-1 td-last">335 mm (13.19 in)</td></tr><tr class="tr-odd"><th class="td-0" style="width: 200px; padding: 0 10px;">Brake system</th><td class="td-1 td-last">Disc brakes, brake calipers on floating bearings</td></tr><tr class="tr-even"><th class="td-0" style="width: 200px; padding: 0 10px;">Brake discs - diameter Front</th><td class="td-1 td-last">260 mm (10.24 in)</td></tr><tr class="tr-odd"><th class="td-0" style="width: 200px; padding: 0 10px;">Brake discs - diameter Rear</th><td class="td-1 td-last">220 mm (8.66 in)</td></tr><tr class="tr-even"><th class="td-0" style="width: 200px; padding: 0 10px;">Chain</th><td class="td-1 td-last">5/8 x 1/4"</td></tr><tr class="tr-odd"><th class="td-0" style="width: 200px; padding: 0 10px;">Steering head angle</th><td class="td-1 td-last">63.5°</td></tr><tr class="tr-even"><th class="td-0" style="width: 200px; padding: 0 10px;">Wheelbase</th><td class="td-1 td-last">1,471±10 mm (57.91±0.39 in)</td></tr><tr class="tr-odd"><th class="td-0" style="width: 200px; padding: 0 10px;">Ground clearance unloaded</th><td class="td-1 td-last">355 mm (13.98 in)</td></tr><tr class="tr-even"><th class="td-0" style="width: 200px; padding: 0 10px;">Seat height unloaded</th><td class="td-1 td-last">960 mm (37.8 in)</td></tr><tr class="tr-odd"><th class="td-0" style="width: 200px; padding: 0 10px;">Total fuel tank capacity, approx.</th><td class="td-1 td-last">10 l (2.6 US gal)
    Super unleaded gasoline (95 octane), mixed with 2-stroke engine oil (1:60)</td></tr><tr class="tr-even"><th class="td-0" style="width: 200px; padding: 0 10px;">Weight without fuel, approx.</th><td class="td-1 td-last">100.2 kg (220.9 lb.)</td></tr></tbody></table>
  8. Supahflid

    Supahflid Wheelieless

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    Don't apologize. I think most of us here would agree that they aren't all that great.
  9. backwoodsKLR

    backwoodsKLR Ride more, Post Less.

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    Come on... drink the Green Koolaid, too! :D
  10. Knightwork

    Knightwork Have Coffe Cup--Can Travel

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    I love the Orange Kool-Aid-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------I Love the Orange Kool-Aid-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------I Love the Orage Kool-Aid-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------NOW JUST WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO DO--------------------------:lol3

    STILL TAKE MY GSA OVER IT FOR MY TYPE OF RIDING :clap:clap:deal

    but it is KOOOOOOOLLLLLLLLLLLLLL to run it on out ---FUN TOY---(did get it on a little dirt and threw a bunch of rocks----wonder where I got that Idea from)
  11. Knightwork

    Knightwork Have Coffe Cup--Can Travel

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    THAT'S NOT KOOL-AID ----------- YOU HAVE A MOJITO---SMOOTH AND FAST AND GREEN (well sorta green):lol3
  12. Trophy1298

    Trophy1298 Vicarious Cowboy

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    I hear the blue ones are slower and nap a lot like 650 Dakars. :lol3
  13. Knightwork

    Knightwork Have Coffe Cup--Can Travel

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    :muutt


    :amazonnot that you would stir the pot:lol3
  14. Supahflid

    Supahflid Wheelieless

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    :lol3 I can confirm that mine is blue and has been known to nap on occasion.
  15. Trophy1298

    Trophy1298 Vicarious Cowboy

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    Mine is damn near narcoleptic.
  16. rdkisner

    rdkisner gearhead issues

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    I know guys that can paint a turd green add 2 wheels and bars and call it a kdx and out ride most. It was a good bike back in the 1990s. But by todays bikes standards it is slow weak and heavy with crappy suspension. But still can be fun to ride with good tires. Bikes are evolving quickly. The bar is being raised evey year . If a rider is good or fast on an old bike he will be faster safer more comfortable on a more current bike. I see this happen all the time. Ride what you want and have fun. But a new bike is better than old bike.
    The kdx was a good bike but the RMX250 was much better. :freaky
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    rdkisner gearhead issues

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    It seems the scale weight matters less and less each year. My 2013 Ktm450xcw feels lighter and turns better than my 2008 ktm300 (2stroke) or my 2009 ktm400xcw. It feels 30 pounds lighter. Don't ride a 2012 or newer 350 or 450 xcw It might hurt your check book. The 2 stokes are great too. No hype. Just drunk on the koolaid.

    PS: I am stuck in hotel in NOLA with nothing to do but expound. :rofl:rofl

    :1drink
  18. MSrider

    MSrider Rebel with a sixfiddy

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    I'm sure you'll make up for that with some epic ride reports in the near future....:beer
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    MSrider Rebel with a sixfiddy

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    :rofl was that sarcasm or from experience of ownership?
    I never rode one, but they seemed to get around decent. I rode KXs mostly. or was it, KXs mostly rode me?? :d
    Heard a lot about the RMX250, RD. Wish I could ride one of these new(er) models, just don't have the balance it takes to finesse them through the trees since a surgery I had years ago.

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  20. Supahflid

    Supahflid Wheelieless

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    Just this: :pot :D