KTM/Husky Watercooler Thread

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

  1. TigerTanker

    TigerTanker Husqurducycle

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    3 weeks on the busted up foot. Probably still out another week or so. Dan is working on both bikes anyways.
  2. TrailTrauma

    TrailTrauma Radioactive

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    Don't you still have editing to complete?
  3. TigerTanker

    TigerTanker Husqurducycle

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    Nope, totally caught up.
    In a couple weeks Wild Alaskan, a ThumperTalk guy is coming to visit me for a few days. He's got a great youtube channel. I'm letting him borrow one of my bikes as we hit the local good stuff. Will be doing a bunch of filming then.
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  4. Vincenthdfan

    Vincenthdfan Long timer

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    Those things are worth their weight in gold....no more waiting for the wife to come out and assist with brake bleeds or clutch bleeds on, my trucks, jeeps, cars, etc...

    Need fresh fluid, simple....start suctioning till it comes out clear, love those things.
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  5. Anatoli

    Anatoli Pale rider

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    Just returned from 3 days riding the Blewett Pass area. What a fantastic area. We made a huge survey including Tronson Ridge and west including 6400' Miller peak. Miller was the literal and figurative high point: endless steep switchbacks and 360 degree views. Bring lots of water and your A game. My Pirelli MT 43 rear worked great going up but was frightening going down. Putting on my new trick Dunlop AT 81 EX sticky knobby to test next. The FE 250 performed well but I missed the bottom end and light weight of the 300 on the steep technical switchbacks.
    Tronson Ridge was beautiful but spooky as so much has been burned recently. The Teanaway side has the gnar. You won't be disappointed.
  6. BobcatSig

    BobcatSig Single Track Beater

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    ssshhhh!! No it doesn't. It's terrible out nothing to see or do. Plus, we're all full. No more room.

    :hide
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  7. TrailTrauma

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    Sounds great man. Should be a hoot for you guys. Hey, did you ever get a good assement on that foot? To rule out a small break, or tear? What about physio?
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  8. Vincenthdfan

    Vincenthdfan Long timer

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    Oh, he's psycho all right...but that's a whole nother story for another time! :lol3








    Oh wait, you said phy......oh, never mind. :ricky
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  9. TigerTanker

    TigerTanker Husqurducycle

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    i didn't go to the doctor. It's been 3 weeks. Swelling is down enough to wear a boot if I yank the insole out. I figure I smashed up 3-4 bones. Think I'll be able to exercise walk foot again early next week.

    Going for a dual sport ride in the hood canal area tomorrow and another ds ride around mt St. Helens Sunday.
  10. TigerTanker

    TigerTanker Husqurducycle

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    Ok, putting that at the top of the list for the next month or so.
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  11. MotoChron

    MotoChron Got Dirt?!

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    Have bled it several more times the last two nights. It is better, but nowhere near where it should be. I will admit I was ready to rip the stupid thing off the bike and go back to normal controls. But now that is kind of working I will try bleeding it several more times.
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  12. TrailTrauma

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    Owen is easy to reach in my experience. If you get someone else and they can't completely help, ask them to run it by Owen. They will.

    I even sent Owen a vid of something I was concerned with and he straightened it right out with a cam swap.
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  13. jgino157

    jgino157 Yer' mom!!!

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    Rear tire options for 500-800 miles of Colorado dualsporting (Colorado 500)??? I'd love to rock a 505 cheater but I dont think it will last......maybe it will???
  14. TigerTanker

    TigerTanker Husqurducycle

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    You'd wear the cheater out quick. I'd use tubliss and take a mt43 or motoz hybrid. I used a mt43 in Colorado and it did very well.
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    I benefitted by hooking up with a local who has been riding there for 45 years. Teanaway/ Blewett Pass/Tronson Ridge is a big area. I rode 130 miles and just got a taste of it. Most all the trails are logged out now.
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  16. turn_one

    turn_one Been here awhile

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    Blewitt side yes but a lot of Teanaway is not clear, but several loops are doable. Good to bring a saw to limit your go-arounds.
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  17. Bitingdog

    Bitingdog That's not my dog

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    I'd look good in that.

    BTW, what do you get when you turn a blonde upside down? A brunette with bad breath
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  18. Bitingdog

    Bitingdog That's not my dog

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    Why? D'ya think Tig has cooties??
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  19. advmoto66

    advmoto66 Ride On!

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    For the Colorado 500 I would go with the Shinko 525 it will work awesome in all conditions wet, dry, roots, rocks all with great breaking and downhill traction. There are plenty of riders who can help you change out a rear tire in 10-15 min at the end of the day. The inexpensive price for the Shinko is a no-brainer. You will see that the local Colorado riders all use a true off-road/ moto knobby tire, usually med to soft compound the performance outweigh any benefits of a long wearing tire once on the trails you won't get out of third gear so tire wear is minimal. Btw I lived in Aspen for ten years riding the high country single track were 2-strokes are the norm. If you are still undecided go the regional forums and post this question in the Rockies forum for local intel on tire choice. Also contact Jeff Slavens, Slavensracing.com he is based in CO for his thoughts. Let me know what his opinion and your tire choice when you decide. Have fun on the ride. Wally has a beautiful spread in Basalt, I hope the recent fire didn't affect his ranch. The ride into Crested Butte offers some easy jeep/forest roads with options for world-class single track that should not be missed.
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  20. TrailTrauma

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    Haha. Fewer than I

    Cool thing about the Clake, by swapping cam packs (30 second job) the rider ends up with they're well know, personal setup. It'd be like hitting that button after your wife drives your truck and the pedals all return to your liking. :D
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