KTM/Husky Watercooler Thread

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by TigerTanker, Dec 27, 2017.

  1. Vincenthdfan

    Vincenthdfan Long timer

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    Well, Im sure glad I just watched that whole video....now I have that damn song stuck in my head!!! Arggggghhhh!!
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  2. Vincenthdfan

    Vincenthdfan Long timer

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    Yep...that is exactly why the wife and I have snowmobiles and I'm building a snowbike for first time as well.

    To get through the cold, dark, wet winters without going nuts.

    Getting up in the beautiful, snowy high country during the depths of winter just cant be beat...being able to actually get above the cloud cover and see the sun all day while riding!!

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    Good call!
    Get in the habit of draining the water completely out after every use no matter what time of year. Getting to it later is becoming an increasingly elusive goal.
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  4. TigerTanker

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  5. TigerTanker

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    Some great falling down in one of my favorite countries...Norge Norge Norge....Herre Gud...men, vad i helvete...?

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    daloof Been here awhile

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    good ol norwegians....
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  7. Bitingdog

    Bitingdog That's not my dog

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    Those things don't work so well in our gnarly pnw crap. It's a motocross engine, so hits hard in the upper rev range, but has less off-idle grunt than your FE350S. Less tractable too. The suspension is hard as phukk for all of our roots, rocks, ledges, and steps.

    The close ratio gearbox has a noticeably taller first gear. Between that and the lack of off-idle torque you're going to have a lot of stalls and flameouts. There's a reason so many guys run Rekluse auto clutches in them.

    If you ride fast desert like Wilmar or RideFreak, the fx350 is awesome.

    If you're a fast as phukk racer, the power curve and hard suspension will probably work. For a pleasure rider, even a talented quick study like you, it's not going to work so well around here for you methinks
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  8. TigerTanker

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    Interesting perspective. So, if someone wants a lightweight performance bike that is a 4 stroke, what is the best option...ktm or not...?
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  9. Dan950ser

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    2017+ 500, 501, 350 FE or EXC are damn good choices and lightweight. Also could do a FX or XCF and add a flywheel weight and adjust the suspension. Always fun to build a bike into exactly what you want it to be.
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  10. TigerTanker

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    What differences are there with the two husky models, the FX350 and the FE350 with the KTM bikes? I'm excluding 500/501 bikes because it's only obvious that everyone needs one of those.
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  11. Vincenthdfan

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    My 15 500 EXC is the best scoot I've ever owned, and I've owned a lot of em over the years...it really is amazing.
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  12. TigerTanker

    TigerTanker Husqurducycle

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    Yep, they are performance, dependable, powerful, cool aftermarket stuff, easy to ride, good in all terrain and an absolute pavement demon too.

    Tomorrow, off to Dan's to continue building up my Adventure truck. The Tundra's gotten a lift, new wheels and tires, and the other night I had the bed coated with Line-X. Tomorrow I got an ADV rack system being put on it, along with some bike mounts for the truck bed. Perhaps install a rear step for it as well. Going to look for a good solution to bike loading and unloading... taking off today to look for a good folding ATV rack. Even with my truck lift, it's not a problem for the ramps I have. But I am not sold on their safety, so they'll be replaced. I broke my finger last year in a loading accident. Frankly I'm lucky, because if the bike had fallen on my hand....good grief...

    If anyone knows some awesome foldable, wide, ATV ramp that is reasonably compact ...let me know.
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  13. TigerTanker

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    Where were those pictures taken? What a sight. Olympics?
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  14. Vincenthdfan

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    Sugarloaf Lookout above Fish Lake / Lake Wenatchee area.
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    I bought two of these...one to run the bike up and the other to walk up beside the bike when loading it.

    They work really well, aluminum, light weight, fold up well for stowage...strap to connect to bumper so they don't slip off tailgate either. The extra length (9 feet) decreases the breakover/steepness angle of loading as well.

    https://www.titanramps.com/motorcycle-ramps/9-long-single-folding-arch-ramp.html
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  16. TigerTanker

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    You mean right here? Damn, I could imagine the snow riding to be endless! Super cool lookout.

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  17. Vincenthdfan

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    Yeah, that one...although I've never been to it with no snow on it!!
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  18. daloof

    daloof Been here awhile

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    what ADV rack you getting? I got a Leitner rack system on my truck & its pretty bad ass...

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  19. TigerTanker

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  20. TigerTanker

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    Putting the adv and bike racks on the tundra today with fellow inmates @Eldon @Dan950ser

    The rack system is Wilco Offroad