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Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2014, 07:19 AM
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Posted By ABYSS
Non of them are

Who cares about certified for road use that holds absolutely no weight. There is no law saying the have be marked they only have to meet the requirement. All not certified for road use means they...
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2014, 04:23 AM
Replies: 7,324
Views: 1,459,206
Posted By ABYSS
They dont need to be dimmed

You just have to run two, one for high beam and one for low. that is what i did and it is street legal and inspected.
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2013, 12:11 PM
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Views: 1,459,206
Posted By ABYSS
I have a brand new hard parts 13L

never even out of the box. if your interested
Forum: Thumpers 12-28-2012, 03:57 PM
Replies: 501
Views: 190,331
Posted By ABYSS
13l TANK

I still have that brand-new 13 L tank (new in the box never installed ) :evil if any inmate is interested.
Forum: Thumpers 10-01-2012, 09:54 AM
Replies: 7,324
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Posted By ABYSS
Oops yes I forgot

the EXC ECU is locked

XCW is NOT :evil
Forum: Thumpers 10-01-2012, 08:56 AM
Replies: 7,324
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Posted By ABYSS
quick answer

EXC - emissions, gearing,street, rims are "supposedly" not as strong
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-26-2012, 12:00 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,201
Posted By ABYSS
what he said

I have to be honest it is not where near as exciting as CO but Hayduke, Paul, Geek (Not simaltaniously as I dont have that kind of space) you are welcome to come down and spend a few days at my...
Forum: Ride reports 09-26-2012, 10:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,617
Posted By ABYSS
OK day two is done here it is

OK our story leaves off with BIGVERN blasting up the road, where is he going with such determination? The answer is simple, why breakfast of course! ...
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2012, 08:11 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 34,480
Posted By ABYSS
MY AC-10 experience

I am runig the AC-10 on the rear and the Michellin Desert on the front. I have used this combo for over a year and just got back form a week long trip in Colorado..
...
Forum: Ride reports 09-14-2012, 02:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,617
Posted By ABYSS
well

I have the exact battery that they call out and it still does it, my lites are LED and dont draw enough to warm themselves let alone the battery. The battery has to be warm and I mean warm to the...
Forum: Ride reports 09-14-2012, 01:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,617
Posted By ABYSS
Hey now

we shall have none of the XR talk in an ORANGE and BLACK and bigverns "White" RR!!!! :lol3

the next thing you know he'll go get White Boots and Helmet!

Next installment tonight folks......
Forum: Thumpers 09-14-2012, 01:30 PM
Replies: 1,018
Views: 158,593
Posted By ABYSS
pretty close

More specific below



Thats it for the bigger things except for tires , and I love them!


Rear - http://www.michelinmotorcycle.com/index.cfm?event=CrossAC10

Front -...
Forum: Thumpers 09-13-2012, 09:41 AM
Replies: 1,018
Views: 158,593
Posted By ABYSS
OK here is my entry

Its not quite done I am awaiitng on Paul to send me a few more switches but it is just about there.

Special thanks to

Highwaydirtbikes, Akro,Rigid, Promotto/fastway,Woddys Wheels Works,PMP...
Forum: Ride reports 09-13-2012, 07:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,617
Posted By ABYSS
well ok then...

Ill let bgivern talk about his bike.

The DOT thing does not even apprear on the factory KTM headlight I had. when I took the bike in for inital inspection all they cared about was that it...
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2012, 02:02 PM
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Posted By ABYSS
+1

I have both there Steering stab and also there kick stand .
Forum: Ride reports 09-12-2012, 01:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,617
Posted By ABYSS
Shoria

It may jus FI bikes are efeced as they need a bit more but over 65 F it does great but under well lets say you have to learn a new personality... until the bike gets warm

Down in Silverton Just...
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2012, 01:37 PM
Replies: 7,324
Views: 1,459,206
Posted By ABYSS
Racers need not care

this isnt a performance advantage issue it is a wear issue thing. I doubt racers would care as they are constantly tearing into engines. they'll see the wear and replace the shaft. Plus they probably...
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2012, 08:08 AM
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Posted By ABYSS
Sorry

footdrager but I think you are missing the mechanical aspect of these a bit. I dont care what something is purposed for if it has a functional purpose else where than that is all the better for the...
Forum: Ride reports 09-12-2012, 07:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,617
Posted By ABYSS
yep

he is not a short guy. beleive it or not he is still stands flat footed with this seat. Maybe he will grace us with a "chime in" but I beleive it is three inches over stock. I just keep wondering...
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2012, 07:22 AM
Replies: 7,324
Views: 1,459,206
Posted By ABYSS
Couple thngs...

You have good points above but serviously, Are we that concerned about 300 grams, hell I can skip a dontu and get that back. Dpont get me wrong I have nothing against Haan but come on all this over...
Forum: Ride reports 09-11-2012, 09:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,617
Posted By ABYSS
Next moring

This was going to be our biggest mileage day of the trip we were south of BuenaVista and going to the Crystal Mill and back 288 miles worth. But wait where is Bigvern going???
...
Forum: Ride reports 09-11-2012, 09:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,617
Posted By ABYSS
Our morning begins getting the bikes ready ...

Our morning begins getting the bikes ready

http://www.smugmug.com/photos/i-dk8CMCw/0/L/i-dk8CMCw-L.jpg


http://www.smugmug.com/photos/i-BvMFN5D/0/L/i-BvMFN5D-L.jpg

Bigvern is the guy...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 09-07-2012, 09:54 PM
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Views: 664,472
Posted By ABYSS
What local leo said

is while the farm is privately held the County road is open ot travelers it is just priivate property on either side.
Forum: Thumpers 09-06-2012, 12:39 PM
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Posted By ABYSS
Just pulling your chain man

while it is true they have been out for awhile the dealers down here cant keep them on the floor, My local dealer has a waiting list for all of his 500 XCW stock what ever he can find the problem is...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 09-06-2012, 11:09 AM
Replies: 8,629
Views: 664,472
Posted By ABYSS
great vid's this crossing is a legidimate road....

great vid's this crossing is a legidimate road. That is in Ponca, the Boxley Valley and is across from the beechwood cemetary off of 43 it is County Rd 164. Some locals have been getting in trouble...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 09-06-2012, 10:56 AM
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Posted By ABYSS
Devils punchbowl is within or part of "Schofield...

Devils punchbowl is within or part of "Schofield pass". the best way to describe it is to just google it in pics and articles . It is insane. It realy makes black bear look like not much and its...
Forum: Thumpers 09-06-2012, 10:27 AM
Replies: 7,324
Views: 1,459,206
Posted By ABYSS
my 2 cents...

the retention mechanism for the cush sprocket isnt perfected. a buddy of mine has had flex issues.Stick with a cush drive its more exensive but proven system
Forum: Thumpers 09-06-2012, 10:14 AM
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Posted By ABYSS
I know...

god forbid that you pay what everyone else pays...:rofl
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 09-05-2012, 11:20 AM
Replies: 8,629
Views: 664,472
Posted By ABYSS
both of your

your reports are great but if you realy want to increase the pucker factor X5 try Scholfield pass to devils punchbowl in CO. It makes Blackbear look like a smooth country road. I for one am all but...
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2012, 06:52 AM
Replies: 7,324
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Posted By ABYSS
I mean the slider that "wraps the swing arm"....

I mean the slider that "wraps the swing arm". with the chain being lower it rides more on the upper surface and the lower surfance a well. Something else also recently seen on a friends bike is if...
Forum: Thumpers 09-04-2012, 01:03 PM
Replies: 7,324
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Posted By ABYSS
Front sprockets

While it is true the XCW's come with 13/50 stock and I agree it is the optimal setup for that bike for all around usage.

I got away from the 13 front because of the swing arm wear. The 13 tooth...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-04-2012, 12:54 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,927
Posted By ABYSS
Then and now

as early as 5 years ago tin cup pass was not to bad but Errosion has changed the terrain quite a bit. Myself and two friends just returned from up there and Now it is substancially different. Ill...
Forum: Ride reports 09-02-2012, 04:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,617
Posted By ABYSS
Hey man great to see you guys too, plenty of...

Hey man great to see you guys too, plenty of orange out there. I am uploading all the pics for the first three days I think there is over 200. Once there up hopefully tonight I'll get the next...
Forum: Ride reports 09-02-2012, 09:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,617
Posted By ABYSS
We arrive

at the cabins and get uloaded.

http://www.smugmug.com/photos/i-53mjrHj/0/L/i-53mjrHj-L.jpg

http://www.smugmug.com/photos/i-VfgPrWG/0/L/i-VfgPrWG-L.jpg

we get the bikes covered and crash...
Forum: Ride reports 08-25-2012, 09:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,617
Posted By ABYSS
Whats does Orange & Black and Colorado and have in Common

Absolutley nothing but here is our ride report.

ABYSS, begivern,pdavis59 goto Colorado !


pdavis59 - 2006 KTM 525 EXC
bigvern - 2005 KTM 400 EXC
ABYSS - 2012 KTM 500 XCW

The tripo...
Forum: Vendors 08-22-2012, 09:25 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 18,716
Posted By ABYSS
would you guys at least

turn the web site up already????
Forum: Thumpers 08-22-2012, 08:37 AM
Replies: 7,324
Views: 1,459,206
Posted By ABYSS
You are correct the tech is 8 years older but the...

You are correct the tech is 8 years older but the only thing I consider as a substancial change is the FI. Weight wise is neledgeable.You can shave 8 pounds pretty easily with a shoria battery and a...
Forum: Thumpers 08-22-2012, 07:34 AM
Replies: 7,324
Views: 1,459,206
Posted By ABYSS
Where to being...

You are correct the opeing and closing keep the engine at a constant tempature. But the frequency of cycling is dependant on the enviorment the engine is in and whiel the engineering component helps...
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2012, 10:54 AM
Replies: 7,324
Views: 1,459,206
Posted By ABYSS
IF you are happy

with the bike why get rid of it. Provided you have maintained it well worst case a completely redone motor and you are back to sqaure 1.
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2012, 10:51 AM
Replies: 7,324
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Posted By ABYSS
please pardon my poor wording for the following. ...

please pardon my poor wording for the following.

the purpose of the thermostat is to shut off the coolant flow for two reasons the first is to get or keep the engine temp up to where it is hot...
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