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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-15-2011, 03:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 541
Posted By ColoRider49
Cannisterectomy

Cole-

I'm assuming you've already figured this out, but it's a piece of cake. Use the Hall of Wisdom. It'll walk you right through it.
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Forum: Orange Crush 04-13-2011, 11:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,028
Posted By ColoRider49
Moab on the 950

Deja-

I did it on my 950 last year and I'm heading out again in a couple weeks. Did Gemini Bridges, WRT, Longs Canyon, and Hurrah Pass last year - will add a few different ones this year.
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Forum: Ride reports 05-17-2010, 02:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,784
Posted By ColoRider49
Thanks and yes.....it's true......the orange...

Thanks and yes.....it's true......the orange bikes are definitely thirstier than your Beemers. I still wouldn't own anything different. I've owned BMW's and I'm not a huge fan for numerous other...
Forum: Ride reports 05-17-2010, 09:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,784
Posted By ColoRider49
On the highway, yes it normally gets 150-170...

On the highway, yes it normally gets 150-170 depending on how hard I'm riding and how full I fill up the tanks.

Offroad, the mpg is much lower with all the throttle open/closes.

Also, I...
Forum: Ride reports 05-16-2010, 10:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,784
Posted By ColoRider49
Day 4: A late start and 2 more cool trails

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y203/bwosilius/Moab%202010/DSC00179.jpgNeedless to say, White Rim in 1 day is a grind. We slept in, ate a big breakfast and boogied in to Moab to retrieve a bolt to...
Forum: Ride reports 05-16-2010, 10:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,784
Posted By ColoRider49
Day 3 - White Rim

Gemini Bridges was a nice warm up, and Cabeza had only been on dirt (on his 640 anyhow) a grand total of 4 times prior to this trip. When he said he wanted to do White Rim all in 1 day (all 130...
Forum: Ride reports 05-16-2010, 09:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,784
Posted By ColoRider49
Day 2: set up camp and Gemini Bridges

Day 2 was fairly uneventful as the aforementioned blizzard passed and we could make some serious time. The Navidizzle did great towing that big ass trailer, but averaged about 30 feet to the gallon...
Forum: Ride reports 05-16-2010, 09:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,784
Posted By ColoRider49
Another Moab post - 2 idiots on KTMs

I realize that this forum is already flooded with Moab ride reports, and I can already hear the groans (OK everyone.....together now...."not ANOTHER Moab post"). But, as the saying goes, more is...
Forum: Ride reports 04-23-2010, 01:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,065
Posted By ColoRider49
Thanks on the bikes......but the music was his...

Thanks on the bikes......but the music was his choice. His garage, his choice in music.
Forum: Ride reports 04-22-2010, 10:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,065
Posted By ColoRider49
Colorado in April - Rollins Pass and a good friend

Well, it's April and in Colorado that means either 70 degree days or 3 foot snowstorms. Luckily, we caught a 70 degree day. Cabeza Grande and I decided to hit Rollins Pass to see how far we could get...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-26-2010, 04:58 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,580
Posted By ColoRider49
Too close to home

My 13 year old daughter was standing next to Matt (the boy who is still in critical condition) when he went down. She keeps playing it over in her mind and has not slept for 3 days and is really...
Forum: Ride reports 01-06-2010, 09:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,372
Posted By ColoRider49
Yep.....June can be a bit dicey that high up in...

Yep.....June can be a bit dicey that high up in altitude. Fall in the San Juans is simply the best. I do a trip down there every September, and I've missed the peak Aspen colors by a week every...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-20-2009, 01:05 PM
Replies: 3,613
Views: 1,554,910
Posted By ColoRider49
Great reminder

This is a fantastic reminder for all of us who have posted in this thread. The first thing I did (after clearing my eyes) when I read this was to call my daughter to tell her I loved her. While...
Forum: Ride reports 10-31-2009, 09:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,242
Posted By ColoRider49
Great trip

Bill here (the guy with the 950 that took those pics of you guys on Rollins Pass). Nice ride report. Looks like you had a great trip. Next time you come out, give me a shout beforehand and I'll...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-06-2009, 04:13 PM
Replies: 2,607
Views: 3,338,477
Posted By ColoRider49
Yankee Boy Basin - Ouray, Colorado

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y203/bwosilius/2009%20Dual%20Sport%20trip/PICT2723.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 09-29-2009, 08:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,372
Posted By ColoRider49
Last Day - Corkscrew and California Gulches

Day 3 started out like all the rest - a good breakfast and an early start on the trail. I had to be done by lunch as I needed to get from Ouray to Breckenridge for a work conference (lame....I know),...
Forum: Ride reports 09-28-2009, 06:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,372
Posted By ColoRider49
Day 3 - Yankee Boy, Last Dollar, and Ophir

Today absolutely sucked.......I saw ONE cloud and it completely screwed up the day.

Just kidding.

I really did only see ONE cloud. The rest of the day was nothing but blue skies, 70 degree...
Forum: Ride reports 09-27-2009, 09:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,372
Posted By ColoRider49
We ran into a guy and his daughter from Taos at...

We ran into a guy and his daughter from Taos at the campground last night. I thought it was funny - people from CO go to Taos to get away for a vacation. He came here.
Forum: Ride reports 09-27-2009, 09:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,372
Posted By ColoRider49
Believe me - it wasn't for a lack of trying. I...

Believe me - it wasn't for a lack of trying. I was pretty surprised too when we got back to camp and I looked at my bike. Fourmile is pretty well packed dirt - no mud and a bunch of sand.

I'll...
Forum: Ride reports 09-27-2009, 09:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,372
Posted By ColoRider49
Day 2 - North of 285 and East of BV

Day 2 started out with me waking up the entire campground when I accidentally hit the panic button on my car key fob while rummaging through my pockets (yes - I had my truck and we trailered our...
Forum: Ride reports 09-27-2009, 08:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,372
Posted By ColoRider49
KTM and Colorado - they just go together

I have to start this post off with a disclaimer - no.....we're not on the KTM payroll. I wish we were, and I'd gladly accept if they offered, but back to the point of all this: an epic fall dual...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-23-2009, 04:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 808
Posted By ColoRider49
Ouray, CO dual sport trip next week

I've got my annual dual sport trip to Ouray, Colorado planned for early next week (I'll be in town Sunday night, Sept 27th and will be there for full days Monday/Tuesday). Coming down from Denver...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-14-2009, 07:39 PM
Replies: 19,038
Views: 7,793,072
Posted By ColoRider49
Rollins Pass, Colorado

Fun dual sport ride about 45 miles from metro Denver. Rollins Pass used to connect Rollinsville to Winter Park but they've since blocked off the tunnel.
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Forum: Ride reports 07-24-2009, 04:12 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 43,104
Posted By ColoRider49
Lived in AK many years ago, and when we relocated...

Lived in AK many years ago, and when we relocated to the lower 48, we drove through your stomping grounds and stayed in Williams Lake for the night. I've always said that I'd like to retire there...
Forum: Ride reports 07-24-2009, 12:55 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 43,104
Posted By ColoRider49
You go girl!

Cariboo -

I gotta say...... as I read your report, I couldn't help but think of my Mom who is not more than 3-4 years older than you. She doesn't have the "young mind" like you do. She acts like...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-28-2009, 03:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,195
Posted By ColoRider49
+1

+1
Forum: Orange Crush 05-18-2009, 01:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,305
Posted By ColoRider49
RM ATV only lists KTM dirtbikes (i.e. no 950...

RM ATV only lists KTM dirtbikes (i.e. no 950 Adventure option on the website) for these fork bleeders. The other KTM dirtbikes all show the same size (4 x 0.7 thread) - anyone know if these are the...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-06-2009, 12:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,135
Posted By ColoRider49
If you ride hard enough, you will evenutally need...

If you ride hard enough, you will evenutally need to change out brake fluid. I change it on my 3 bikes every year. From experience with Beemers, bleeding brakes with ABS is exponentially harder than...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-05-2009, 11:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,951
Posted By ColoRider49
Airhawk

Airhawk fits nicely on my '06 950 and I've strung together a series of back to back 500 mile days. No problem. Far better IMHO than the expense of a custom seat.
Forum: Orange Crush 04-29-2009, 12:16 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,466
Posted By ColoRider49
Makes sense. I think that's essentially how the...

Makes sense. I think that's essentially how the MotoGP teams start their bikes that don't have internal starters. They roll up an external starter that has a wheel that turns the rear on the race...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-27-2009, 05:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 796
Posted By ColoRider49
Laugh Great video on YouTube. He makes it look too...

Great video on YouTube. He makes it look too easy not to try myself. It'll probably end up like most of my home renovation projects. HGTV makes a 3 day project look like an hour :1drink
Forum: Orange Crush 04-27-2009, 09:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 796
Posted By ColoRider49
Suspension recommendations

Developed a pretty good fork seal leak on my 950 ADV this past weekend, so it's time to have the seals replaced. I had been considering new beefier springs anyhow, so maybe it's time to do both a...
Forum: Americas 04-19-2009, 09:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 609
Posted By ColoRider49
Not sure about the first one

Woods-

Not sure about the first one outside of Gunnison, but the 2nd one is called Kebler Pass. Goes from Crested Butte to Paonia. Great scenic ride, although not very technical. Essentially a...
Forum: Americas 04-19-2009, 08:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 616
Posted By ColoRider49
Once you get to Colorado

Mackdaddy-

We've got a group of 4 heading out to SLC for the race from Denver, CO. If you want to slab it out to CO, and then piggy back with us from there, you're more than welcome.

Our...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-24-2008, 11:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,981
Posted By ColoRider49
Actually, I did answer your question (see...

Actually, I did answer your question (see thread). Each week, I ride it if weather allows, and I run it for 20 minutes or so if weather doesn't allow - varying RPMs occasionally while it's on the...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-23-2008, 09:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,981
Posted By ColoRider49
OK then.....looks like life with a Battery Tender...

OK then.....looks like life with a Battery Tender for the KTM is inevitable, although it still doesn't explain why the other 2 bikes in the garage (and numerous others prior to them) don't have this...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-21-2008, 09:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,981
Posted By ColoRider49
If weather was good, I'd ride it for an hour or...

If weather was good, I'd ride it for an hour or so. At a minimum, I'd run it for 20 minutes or so.
Forum: Orange Crush 12-21-2008, 06:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,981
Posted By ColoRider49
Thanks Viator - I'm pretty sure I do shut...

Thanks Viator -

I'm pretty sure I do shut off the kill switch, then turn the key each time I shut it down, but I'll pay more attention in the future to see if there's any correlation.
Forum: Orange Crush 12-21-2008, 04:25 PM
Replies: 19,038
Views: 7,793,072
Posted By ColoRider49
Just below Independence Pass, near Aspen, CO this...

Just below Independence Pass, near Aspen, CO this past fall

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y203/bwosilius/006_6.jpg
Forum: Orange Crush 12-21-2008, 04:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,981
Posted By ColoRider49
950 Adventure battery draining......FAST

I've seen a few threads here about this, but I still haven't been able to nail down the source of the problem and I'm hoping someone can help.

I've got an '06 950 Adventure that I bought last...
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