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Forum: Thumpers 03-20-2012, 10:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,233
Posted By Tails
Maxxis deserts are great because they last long,...

Maxxis deserts are great because they last long, but they also suck because they are too hard and in the desert and on loose gravel roads/trails they are unpredictable in turns. I upgraded to MX-71's...
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2012, 09:46 PM
Replies: 499
Views: 179,477
Posted By Tails
Did the same thing to my XC-W 530. Turned it into...

Did the same thing to my XC-W 530. Turned it into a dual sport. I also fabed up a rack for Rotopax fuel and water jugs, and Kreiga soft luggage. Although not as nice looking as yours its super...
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2012, 09:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,258
Posted By Tails
Its a 2009 XC-W 530

Its a 2009 XC-W 530
Forum: Thumpers 02-13-2012, 07:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,258
Posted By Tails
cant get pics to work. Ok I think I got this...

cant get pics to work. Ok I think I got this figured out.

http://img856.imageshack.us/img856/4282/img0471pf.th.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/856/img0471pf.jpg/)
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Forum: Thumpers 02-13-2012, 07:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,258
Posted By Tails
KTM XC-W 530 luggage rack

Frustrated by the lack of options to carry soft luggage. I built my own. First we beefed up my the aluminum subframe, by gusseting all the corners, and boxing in the lower portions that attached to...
Forum: Thumpers 12-18-2011, 05:49 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,384
Posted By Tails
KTM 690r

KTM 690r
Forum: Thumpers 11-18-2011, 05:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 959
Posted By Tails
5000 miles and around 200hrs I think. Just now...

5000 miles and around 200hrs I think. Just now doing my first chain replacment. Had the rings done at 2500 miles, only because i had some of the weaker rings when I originally bought the bike. The...
Forum: Equipment 05-26-2011, 03:54 PM
Replies: 2,445
Views: 916,684
Posted By Tails
1st case includes: -spare nuts, bolts, washers,...

1st case includes:
-spare nuts, bolts, washers, and hoseclamps
-valvecore pulling tool
-2 spare rivet style masterlinks

2nd case:
-several open end wrenches (ktm sizes)
-flashlight...
Forum: Equipment 05-26-2011, 10:16 AM
Replies: 2,445
Views: 916,684
Posted By Tails
here's what it looks like attached to the bike. ...

here's what it looks like attached to the bike.
http://img810.imageshack.us/img810/5615/img1910l.jpg
Forum: Equipment 05-26-2011, 10:08 AM
Replies: 2,445
Views: 916,684
Posted By Tails
Yeah it is. I used to carry the pelican 1060...

Yeah it is. I used to carry the pelican 1060 micro, but after several mishaps and not having the tools I needed to fix the job. I had to go bigger. It still fits nicley on the bike and riding pretty...
Forum: Thumpers 05-26-2011, 09:59 AM
Replies: 837
Views: 175,621
Posted By Tails
I hit whoops occasionally, but I ride 80% jeep...

I hit whoops occasionally, but I ride 80% jeep trail and the other 20% singletrack. I do a lot of exploring, plus I'm almost always solo. The toolkit is a 3 year project. Everytime I broke down and...
Forum: Equipment 05-25-2011, 10:03 PM
Replies: 2,445
Views: 916,684
Posted By Tails
Here is my setup. This is for multi-day solo...

Here is my setup. This is for multi-day solo trips.

http://img5.imageshack.us/img5/2559/img1981jl.jpg

http://img109.imageshack.us/img109/6562/img1980hd.jpg
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Forum: Thumpers 05-25-2011, 09:54 PM
Replies: 837
Views: 175,621
Posted By Tails
here you go ...

here you go

http://img821.imageshack.us/img821/5701/img1978bi.jpg


http://img42.imageshack.us/img42/6695/img1979j.jpg

http://img109.imageshack.us/img109/6562/img1980hd.jpg
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Forum: Thumpers 05-25-2011, 08:25 AM
Replies: 837
Views: 175,621
Posted By Tails
Its a PMB rack and I'm using a Pelican 1150 case...

Its a PMB rack and I'm using a Pelican 1150 case as my toolkit. Inside I have quite a mix of tools, really anything needed to make field repairs. Behind is a Primus 1 liter fuel bottle. I have...
Forum: Thumpers 05-24-2011, 10:12 PM
Replies: 837
Views: 175,621
Posted By Tails
last one

last one
Forum: Thumpers 05-24-2011, 10:11 PM
Replies: 837
Views: 175,621
Posted By Tails
And another

And another
Forum: Thumpers 05-24-2011, 10:10 PM
Replies: 837
Views: 175,621
Posted By Tails
Here's mine on a recent ride out of Jerome AZ

Here's mine on a recent ride out of Jerome AZ
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2011, 05:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,435
Posted By Tails
There is nothing you can do. Any and all kits,...

There is nothing you can do. Any and all kits, sealants, and home remedies will whiten it up a bit, but in the end only masks the problem. It will refade to a nice stained color once again. Its a...
Forum: Thumpers 04-19-2011, 10:10 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 54,115
Posted By Tails
I have been running Tubliss system on my KTM 530...

I have been running Tubliss system on my KTM 530 for over a 3000 miles. And IMHO all the negative press by people who don't use them, dont listen to any of it. Last Oct I did a dual sport loop from...
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2011, 08:23 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 891
Posted By Tails
Ktm 530 luggage rack?

Anyone know if there is a rack avail for a 2009 XC-W 530 or EXC? I have a PRB rack on the tail but would like to get a set of side racks to carry my Kreiga soft luggage. On my last trip, 1800 miles...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-28-2010, 10:20 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 12,208
Posted By Tails
I run the Kreiga luggage. Built 100% waterproof...

I run the Kreiga luggage. Built 100% waterproof and more durable than wolfman for the same price. You get an extra liter per bag as well. It can fit onto your rear rack or hangs off the side of your...
Forum: Thumpers 12-23-2010, 06:58 PM
Replies: 1,922
Views: 592,875
Posted By Tails
Thats what I was thinking. I have reinforce both...

Thats what I was thinking. I have reinforce both my upper and lower subframe bolts. And since I carry less than what a passenger would weigh, I should never have a problem... in theory. The tourtech...
Forum: Thumpers 12-23-2010, 08:19 AM
Replies: 1,922
Views: 592,875
Posted By Tails
Ok, so despite the manufacturer which one is...

Ok, so despite the manufacturer which one is better designed and can take a larger beating and hold more weight, because they are obviously different. One would think the tourtech silver model would...
Forum: Thumpers 12-22-2010, 08:22 PM
Replies: 1,922
Views: 592,875
Posted By Tails
Well when I look at the pictures the KTM racks...

Well when I look at the pictures the KTM racks only have 1 support bar leading down to the attachment point on the rearset. The tourtech rack has 2 parallel bars which are tied into one another for...
Forum: Thumpers 12-21-2010, 09:56 PM
Replies: 1,922
Views: 592,875
Posted By Tails
So after reading thru 45 pages and some great...

So after reading thru 45 pages and some great info I have one question. KTM's luggage rack or the Tourtech ones? I want to run some hard cases not over 29 liters. I read on several pages that...
Forum: Thumpers 09-20-2010, 07:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,708
Posted By Tails
Yeah 3 hrs is quite an over estimate. I have a...

Yeah 3 hrs is quite an over estimate. I have a 2009 530 and just dual sported it from Phoenix to Moab almost all backroads. 700 miles in 3 days and no worries. Changed the oil in Moab. Then from Moab...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 09-02-2010, 08:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,050
Posted By Tails
Calling all Garmin 60 CSX users

Just took my Garmin on its first long ride up into the mountains north of Phoenix. Did about 125 miles offroad (http://www.advrider.com/forums/#). GPS worked like a champ and got me out of a few...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-22-2010, 09:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 647
Posted By Tails
Trouble loading Garmin Maps

I'm having trouble with my brand new 60CSX. I bought a 4 gig card for it and when I try and load AZ, UT, and CO from Garmin topodisk it says that I'm barley over 1/2 memory. It takes hours to load...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-21-2010, 06:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,425
Posted By Tails
Alternate mapping software for Garmin 60CSX

Remove all Advertisements (http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/faq.php?faq=vb_faq#faq_what_is_team_tt)
<!-- BEGIN TEMPLATE: GAB_item_html --><SCRIPT type=text/javascript> ...
Forum: Thumpers 08-04-2010, 01:48 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,363
Posted By Tails
Great Info Thanks

Great Info Thanks
Forum: Thumpers 08-03-2010, 08:26 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,363
Posted By Tails
Just so I know when the time comes, what is this...

Just so I know when the time comes, what is this mod you are describing? is it to upgrade to stronger bolts to hold more luggage on the back?
Forum: Thumpers 08-03-2010, 08:25 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,363
Posted By Tails
The 530 is a really strong bike, but yes the...

The 530 is a really strong bike, but yes the vibes while slabbing are just too much. I did 50 miles on pavment once with knobbies and it was 30miles too much. The 690 from what i'm hearing here is...
Forum: Thumpers 08-02-2010, 10:31 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,363
Posted By Tails
Too heavy for what I want. But I am definately...

Too heavy for what I want. But I am definately keeping my 530 as well. One can never have enough bikes
Forum: Thumpers 08-02-2010, 07:19 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,363
Posted By Tails
Yeah I figured that would be a lot, but i wanted...

Yeah I figured that would be a lot, but i wanted to max out my requirments and expectations for the bike. So I would know it could handle it if need be.
Forum: Thumpers 08-02-2010, 05:57 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,363
Posted By Tails
690 as an adventure bike?....realistically

So I currently ride a dual-sported XC-W 530 and love KTM's. But I really want to get into shorter distance adventure riding. I have heard 2 sides to this argument. That if you dont want to destroy...
Forum: Thumpers 07-05-2010, 08:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 507
Posted By Tails
KTM XC-W 530 unusual shudder

Hey everyone. Ive got a 2009 530 XC-W its pretty much brand new. Been on a bunch of trips. Its street legal but sees very little pavement. The other day we were connecting a couple trails on road and...
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