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Forum: Hacks 12-03-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 987
Posted By KTM Mike
Jay Sounds like you did own my old Conrad...

Jay

Sounds like you did own my old Conrad (the bike) and Connie (the sidecar)! Small world. Great to hear they are still a couple and on the road! I sold the rig with just short of 100,000...
Forum: Beasts 12-02-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,371
Posted By KTM Mike
I was just pokin some fun at ya with my C50...

I was just pokin some fun at ya with my C50 comment. :D You have to ride what ever puts a smile on your face.

If you want an ADV bike, take the steps to make it lower for you - dial it in to fit...
Forum: Hacks 12-02-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 987
Posted By KTM Mike
Moe - wow, thats surprising. I was very active...

Moe - wow, thats surprising. I was very active with COG back in the day - they even had pics of my bike on the website for a while. Guy Young (I think that was his name?) was one of the mucky...
Forum: Beasts 12-02-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,371
Posted By KTM Mike
Experience is a huge factor. The more truly...

Experience is a huge factor. The more truly comfortable, and skilled you are as a rider the less relevant seat height is. There is more to it than seat height though. (obviously) things like...
Forum: Hacks 11-27-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 987
Posted By KTM Mike
Yep - Motorvation Formula II to be exact. I put...

Yep - Motorvation Formula II to be exact. I put 50,000 miles on one bolted up to a Kaw Concours. The lever you mentioned is to adjust the lean out of the bike to adjust for road crown etc. to keep...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-22-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 924
Posted By KTM Mike
BTW - his user name on ADV is KTMitch - feel free...

BTW - his user name on ADV is KTMitch - feel free to PM him with info!

(yes, the KTM gene runs in the family)
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-22-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 924
Posted By KTM Mike
Sorry - Ive been away from this for a bit. ...

Sorry - Ive been away from this for a bit. Thanks again for all the info. Global - as to what he's riding - hate to say it, but right now nothing! He has a 2001 Triumph Sprint that has some...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-20-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,145
Posted By KTM Mike
Tempted to pair the 804 front with my E07...

Tempted to pair the 804 front with my E07 rear...but waiting for some real world feedback on how these perform!
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-16-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,772
Posted By KTM Mike
Somewhere near Parting of the Ways in Wyoming ...

Somewhere near Parting of the Ways in Wyoming

http://i384.photobucket.com/albums/oo288/KTMMike585/Wyoming%20Motorcycle%20Trip%202014/72014WyomingVacationpicscard2122.jpg
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-14-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 924
Posted By KTM Mike
Thanks for all the replies! I'm sending him a...

Thanks for all the replies! I'm sending him a link to this thread. He's an inmate here, but never posts - maybe this will draw him out!
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-13-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 924
Posted By KTM Mike
Iowa riding

My son is considering attending Iowa State in Ames for his Phd program (evidently they have a great biomechanics program). I'm looking for some insight from those familiar with the state and area.
...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Rockies 09-27-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,723
Posted By KTM Mike
ok...does this link work now? ...

ok...does this link work now?

https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=4442101426911&l=4802880537179514174
Forum: GPS Tracks - Rockies 09-27-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,723
Posted By KTM Mike
No problem C/S. I just wish Mirror Man would...

No problem C/S. I just wish Mirror Man would share some of his additional insight, photos, ride reports etc. so we can all benefit .

I dont know if this link will work or not - but it is a video...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Rockies 09-27-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,723
Posted By KTM Mike
FWIW - I think Cannonshots ride reports, GPS...

FWIW - I think Cannonshots ride reports, GPS tracks and photos are among the best here on ADV for riding the CDR. (not to take anything away from the others...) I did 600 miles worth of it in...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Rockies 08-24-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 24,843
Posted By KTM Mike
FWIW - I used Cannonshot's tracks to ride a...

FWIW - I used Cannonshot's tracks to ride a portion of the CDR last month (Wyoming and into Northern Colorado as far as Steamboat Lake). They were spot on, and the other bits of info like campground...
Forum: Beasts 08-24-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,382
Posted By KTM Mike
Is the pic that Garnott posted of a front or...

Is the pic that Garnott posted of a front or rear? I realized my front does have that center rib, neither of my two rears do.

I did about 250 miles of riding my new Dakar rear. It is indeed a...
Forum: Beasts 08-14-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,382
Posted By KTM Mike
Garnotte - what is the production date on your...

Garnotte - what is the production date on your tire? My regular version made April 2013 does not have that center rib, neither does the Dakar made October 2013. (Same size of tire).

I am not...
Forum: Beasts 08-12-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,382
Posted By KTM Mike
Scud - that's interesting that both the Dakar and...

Scud - that's interesting that both the Dakar and regular you have all show 40 PSI. I was thinking maybe it was just the Dakar at 40 PSI. (seems to shoot Motomantra's theory though!). When...
Forum: Beasts 08-11-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,382
Posted By KTM Mike
Hmm...good point. I had not thought of that. My...

Hmm...good point. I had not thought of that. My focus (assumption?) has been that the added flexing of the regular tire, at the lower air pressure would generate more heat.

Well...I have the...
Forum: Beasts 08-11-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,382
Posted By KTM Mike
Ben I think Colin at MX1 is full of it -...

Ben

I think Colin at MX1 is full of it - this is a street legal tire and the tread should not be cracking like that - no way no how. He got kind of pissy with me in an email when I told him I...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-10-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 358
Posted By KTM Mike
Grizzly Enduro - Northern Michigan

Hey guys - I know this is not "ADV" ride oriented, but I know many of you may also race enduros, or are thinking of racing an enduro. Two great ones are coming up. On Saturday 9/6/14 is the Baby...
Forum: Beasts 08-09-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 118,216
Posted By KTM Mike
Vern (my 2006 DL1000) decided he needed a short...

Vern (my 2006 DL1000) decided he needed a short nap somewhere out in the middle of Wyoming's "Big Empty".
...
Forum: Beasts 08-09-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,382
Posted By KTM Mike
I have a regular (dual sport?) E07 on my Vstrom...

I have a regular (dual sport?) E07 on my Vstrom 1000. When I bought it late last fall, Colin at MX1 in Canada advised to not go with the Dakar as its sidewall stiffness was to stiff other than if...
Forum: Ride reports 08-02-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,971
Posted By KTM Mike
Rhyano You should have a fantastic time. ...

Rhyano

You should have a fantastic time. Yes, the bugs can be horrible. Out on the lake shore, or close to it, black flies can be killer. Years ago, I lived on Black River Road that I...
Forum: Ride reports 08-02-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,971
Posted By KTM Mike
Just east of Ironwood, go north of Bessemer to...

Just east of Ironwood, go north of Bessemer to Black River Road and out to the Lake Superior Shoreline. Cool Ski Flying jump along the way. Beautiful series of water falls as well. Gorge Falls was...
Forum: Trip Planning 07-08-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,888
Posted By KTM Mike
PFFOG has it right. My wife has smacked me for...

PFFOG has it right. My wife has smacked me for not being smooth in a nice set of curves, and told me I had to go back and do it right! aww shucks dear... (did that on the Dragon once as well.)

...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-06-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,263
Posted By KTM Mike
Thanks for sharing the GPS tracks craazee. ...

Thanks for sharing the GPS tracks craazee.

The spot near CO/WYO border you mentioned - was this on the west side leg from HWY 70 towards Columbine (ie - not the east leg alternative?). On...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Rockies 06-28-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,723
Posted By KTM Mike
Well...that didnt last long. To bad, I was...

Well...that didnt last long. To bad, I was looking forward to more helpful info.
Forum: GPS Tracks - Rockies 06-28-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,723
Posted By KTM Mike
That my friend would appear to have been a poor...

That my friend would appear to have been a poor choice of line to take! :clap
Forum: GPS Tracks - Rockies 06-28-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,723
Posted By KTM Mike
thanks. Not sure what route we will take (as our...

thanks. Not sure what route we will take (as our plan was for both ) - but I have been known to be a glutton for punishment, and the wife is usually game...stay tuned for the results!
Forum: GPS Tracks - Rockies 06-28-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,723
Posted By KTM Mike
Thanks C/S - my next step was going to be to send...

Thanks C/S - my next step was going to be to send you a PM with the same question! Is that pic of the rocky section representative of the worst of it, or best of it?
Forum: GPS Tracks - Rockies 06-28-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,723
Posted By KTM Mike
Hey enough of the place holders...post up the GPS...

Hey enough of the place holders...post up the GPS tracks! The dear wifey and I leave Michigan in 13 days to do a portion of the CDR - Dubois/Jackson WY (which ever way you want to think of it...)...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-19-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,735
Posted By KTM Mike
I've been keeping an eye on the Wyo DOT web...

I've been keeping an eye on the Wyo DOT web cams...really glad we did not go yet!

Things have improved a bit though the last day or so....
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-19-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,263
Posted By KTM Mike
Perhaps our paths will cross depending on how...

Perhaps our paths will cross depending on how quickly you get as far north as Wyoming. My wife and I will be heading south doing a small portion of the CDR - basically whats in Wyoming and maybe...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-15-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,735
Posted By KTM Mike
Great pic Wyo! :clap Front Page worthy...

Great pic Wyo! :clap Front Page worthy perhaps?

We ended up rescheduling our trip. We would of left on Friday had we not. Decided it was better to make sure we didnt run into to much snow. ...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-06-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 12,046
Posted By KTM Mike
Hey Chris - looks like you are sandwiched in...

Hey Chris - looks like you are sandwiched in inbetween me and Motodutch. He is in East Jordan, I am in Atlanta.

I am on a Vstrom for big bike appropriate stuff (not to mention some stuff that...
Forum: Equipment 06-06-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 19,041
Posted By KTM Mike
I've now gotten some miles in on my E07's (around...

I've now gotten some miles in on my E07's (around 1500 ish). Of those miles, I would say 800 to 900 were on dirt roads ranging from nicely graveled, to sandy, to somewhat muddy, some two tracks with...
Forum: Americas 06-05-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,034
Posted By KTM Mike
If any of you will be on the Wyoming, maybe a bit...

If any of you will be on the Wyoming, maybe a bit into N. CO, portion of the CDR in the last half of July keep your eyes open for a Burgundy Vstrom, black bags two up. My wife and I will be heading...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-02-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 766
Posted By KTM Mike
Wyo - good suggestion - my wife had called the...

Wyo - good suggestion - my wife had called the USFS office in Pinedale a couple weeks ago - not much specific info other than Union Pass road "maybe" might be might not be open by 6/16 ish when we...
Forum: Americas 06-01-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,084
Posted By KTM Mike
The planning for our trip has been moving right...

The planning for our trip has been moving right along - though I suspect our timing (snow condition wise) may force us to delay the trip.

As it stands right now (Ignoring snow/weather concerns) -...
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