Adventurizing a KTM 500exc for RTW Riding

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by rtwpaul, Mar 7, 2019.

  1. radmann10

    radmann10 Derf Supporter

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    I have used Counter act products for years in tube, and tubeless tires. They have never given me any issues.
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  2. jesusgatos

    jesusgatos fishing with dynamite

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    Just drill your rims for zerk fittings brü.
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    ovlaicu Noob

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    Have some pics? How many?
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  4. jesusgatos

    jesusgatos fishing with dynamite

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    In between every other pair of spokes, for maximum traction. Buy aluminum zerks to minimize weight penalty.


    (kidding)
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  5. Yinzer Moto

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    If I ran foam inserts, I would do exactly that. Maybe 4 evenly spaced around the rim.
  6. Yinzer Moto

    Yinzer Moto Sloppy 300 rider Supporter

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    What are your billable hours on removing wheels, then tires, lubing the inserts, and reinstalling everything? Every few rides. How does that balance out to just buying new inserts more often?
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  7. imnothng

    imnothng Been here awhile Supporter

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    From start to finish it takes about 20mins. I bought a TMT4 and it's been a great aid in working on tires (although if I did over again I'd just get the Rabaconda one). At about $150 for new mousses, it's a tad too much to be buying new ones all the time.
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    jesusgatos fishing with dynamite

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    ...and you'd still have to install them, so not sure how that would help
  9. darkhelmetnl

    darkhelmetnl Been here awhile

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    I like the thread and the challenge thats ahead of you. I'll work my way through in stages.

    Regarding working through this extensive thread:
    I found this thread through your newspost. Seeing this thread: https://advrider.com/f/threads/heather_bs-buzz-2019-f750gs-build-thread.1402719/
    with a worked out plan in the first post, it greatly helps reading.
    In general a post with the overall design, choices and rationale would be very helpful.

    I mean, all the knowledge is in the thread, just hard to find when it's scattered over tens of pages. Not to be a critic of your work, it's an overall issue with forums as a knowledge base. :)
  10. rtwpaul

    rtwpaul out riding... Supporter

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    I hear you, right now time isn't on my side to sit down and do that, sadly you'llhave to trudge thru or use the degrufter just to see my posts, that would reduce your reading dramatically, or just go to my website where I just posted ONLY my posts
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    Sometimes....
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    mikegc Long timer Super Supporter

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    Paul, I just received this in relation to a trip I'm taking this Spring:
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    Globe Riders is conducting the tour and, if I receive further updates, I'll pass them on to you, if you wish.

    Mike
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  13. rtwpaul

    rtwpaul out riding... Supporter

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    if you guys are interested MotoTrek just released a video with me and the KTM, going through all the details...luggage will be the next video.

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    Terrific video. Thanks for sharing the link.
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  15. canadius_maximus

    canadius_maximus Quaere verum

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    Light, fast, adventure travel .... you're singing the song of my people! :lol3

    That video was superb. Have enjoyed the journey thus far - will be following along and cheering for your. Ride safe, and thanks for bringing us along in your updates and videos.

    cm
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    Great job on that video with a few little bits of product placement from your sponsors, I'm sure they appreciate the extra exposure. Looking forward to the next one.
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    TimTyler Makes MOTOTREK

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    Here's the follow-up video, detailing everything Paul is carrying on the bike.

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