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Forum: Thumpers 10-24-2014, 02:41 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,844
Posted By PlatedDirtBike
It's a dirt bike.

The 500 EXC is in a class by itself (with Husky) as far as "dualsports" go. It's a full fledged dirt bike with lights. It doesn't need a Tach. Hauling ass across the desert chasing CR's and YZ's...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-08-2014, 01:45 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,668
Posted By PlatedDirtBike
Damn

It's issues like this that frustrate me.... nevermind..
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-28-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 16,103
Posted By PlatedDirtBike
Well, generally speaking I agree and disagree....

Well, generally speaking I agree and disagree. When I bought my first dualsport I had a huge mortgage and a nonworking wife and two young kids in private school. So a high priced high performance...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-26-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 16,103
Posted By PlatedDirtBike
You could start a whole new thread with a post...

You could start a whole new thread with a post like that. It could be a real flamer. One could almost buy 3 new KLRs for the price of a new 800GSA. Different caliber of customer income base. As long...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-23-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 583
Posted By PlatedDirtBike
Thanks

Thanks for the replies with valuable info! I'll decide today to either go buy the used 2014 (if it's still there), a new 2014, or put my 800GSA purchase plans off for awhile.
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-22-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 583
Posted By PlatedDirtBike
New or Used 800GSA?

I'm strongly considering adding a 2014 F800GSA to the herd. The local dealer has a used one with about 2800 miles on it. It includes the aluminum cases, and auto chain oiler and he wants about 4...
Forum: Road warriors 09-21-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 26,906
Posted By PlatedDirtBike
It's all about history, tradition, emotion and...

It's all about history, tradition, emotion and culture. Many people on this forum buy what they can get for the most bang for the buck. Their brand decisions are based on money. Everything is...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-17-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,454
Posted By PlatedDirtBike
In 2009, I bought a brand new 2009 F650GS (800...

In 2009, I bought a brand new 2009 F650GS (800 twin) for the wife with factory lowered suspension. It sits pretty damn low. It doesn't have the centerstand so I can't comment there. Is there even...
Forum: Thumpers 09-14-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 637
Posted By PlatedDirtBike
Welcome to the forum. And thanks for doing your...

Welcome to the forum. And thanks for doing your part for the States with your upcoming Army stint!
As for your electrical motorcycle issue. Good luck with that! There's nothing I dread more than...
Forum: Thumpers 09-14-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,779
Posted By PlatedDirtBike
You narrowed it down pretty well. The BMW G650GS...

You narrowed it down pretty well. The BMW G650GS Sertao, KLR650, Honda XR650L, Suzy DR650 and KTM 690 are all worthy contenders. The F650GS is more street oriented and is the most expensive in your...
Forum: Thumpers 09-04-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,256
Posted By PlatedDirtBike
This...^^^^

This...^^^^
Forum: Thumpers 09-04-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,994
Posted By PlatedDirtBike
I put 60,000 miles on a 2004 KLR. This is my...

I put 60,000 miles on a 2004 KLR. This is my experience. The shear weight and power make it a different beast than a 250. So for comparison purposes I consider it a completely different machine...
Forum: Thumpers 08-30-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,148
Posted By PlatedDirtBike
Congratulations! You won't regret it.

Congratulations! You won't regret it.
Forum: Thumpers 08-30-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 369
Posted By PlatedDirtBike
Baja Designs

Baja Designs. Go here... http://www.bajadesigns.com/products/motorcycle-lighting/bike-specific-lighting-kits/husqvarna-husaberg-lighting-kits
Forum: Thumpers 08-30-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,469
Posted By PlatedDirtBike
With what the OP described, he could use a Scotts...

With what the OP described, he could use a Scotts steering stabilizer. About $500 with the mount. Movable to most any bike with minimal work with additional mounts.
Forum: Thumpers 08-29-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,976
Posted By PlatedDirtBike
Late to the party or not... Got my 500 EXC...

Late to the party or not...

Got my 500 EXC out in the dez for the first time a couple weeks ago. It was by far the easiest to handle dirt bike I've ever riden. Rode for a few hours. Started off...
Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,148
Posted By PlatedDirtBike
There are so many bikes more suited to what you...

There are so many bikes more suited to what you want to do, such as the DR, XR, and KTM 690 to mention three. Rolling with your dad on his soon to be his KLR will be a cakewalk with any of those...
Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,148
Posted By PlatedDirtBike
The EXC is so much like your KTM 300, whats the...

The EXC is so much like your KTM 300, whats the point of having two of the same thing? Lights?
Forum: Thumpers 08-27-2014, 12:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 739
Posted By PlatedDirtBike
That really sucks. With all due respect; You...

That really sucks. With all due respect; You do know that those bolts are only to be LIGHTLY snugged down, right?

That's a no stress bolt. And the break is a sure sign of over-torquing if...
Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,384
Posted By PlatedDirtBike
Of the two mentioned by the OP, and his intended...

Of the two mentioned by the OP, and his intended use. Go for the Honda. The KLR is great for low budget ADV riding and cheap commuting, but its no dirt bike.
Take it from a previous KLR owner, get...
Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,221
Posted By PlatedDirtBike
Wicked After the the gas tank, the radiator is the first...

After the the gas tank, the radiator is the first required replacement part after a serious klr drop. Kawi knows that.
You could find a radiator shop to build you one, for way less than $800. Or...
Forum: Thumpers 08-22-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 776
Posted By PlatedDirtBike
I put 60,000 miles on my 2004. Stock seat the...

I put 60,000 miles on my 2004. Stock seat the whole time. I just settled in to requirement of stopping every hour or so to walk around a bit. It's a motorcycle thing. Never did two up so I can't...
Forum: Thumpers 08-22-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 703
Posted By PlatedDirtBike
Eagle Mike is a great guy / company. Bought...

Eagle Mike is a great guy / company. Bought suspension and doohickey parts from him and did a build day at his shop back in my KLR days. He's an outstanding guy.
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 839
Posted By PlatedDirtBike
3 Bros

I mis-quoted the price I paid, because I had 10 - 9 stuck in my head. It wasn't 10,900, it was 10,099. Which is the KTM's suggested retail. 11 - 2 OTD.
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 839
Posted By PlatedDirtBike
I paid sticker, $10,099. (FIXED) Period. Plus...

I paid sticker, $10,099. (FIXED)
Period. Plus tax and Registration. No set up, no assembly fees, which works out to almost a grand at places I checked.

Oh, and they threw in a skid plate.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-20-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,223
Posted By PlatedDirtBike
Old ETrex

I've been using a Garmin E Trex Legend for about 7 years now. It has topo mapping, route saving, downloadable, uploadable, saves points and names points. But its not color. I use it on my quads...
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 839
Posted By PlatedDirtBike
New 500 EXC

I live real close to you, and three months ago I bought my 2014 500 EXC at Three Brothers KTM. They blew the socks off of everyone else, price wise. By a lot. It was almost an hour drive for me to...
Forum: Equipment 08-15-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,157
Posted By PlatedDirtBike
Nice!

These look interesting. I wish I'd seen these before getting my GoPro Hero 3 in 2012. GoPro is Chinese made too, probably made in the sweatshop next door.
Forum: Equipment 08-15-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 687
Posted By PlatedDirtBike
Fox Titan

I'm 6'03", 230 lbs.

Fox Titan, XXL.

Fits great. I've gone down once wearing it. 25 to 30 mph in sand and packed dirt with scattered rocks. Not a scratch on me or it. Outer jersey took some...
Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,038
Posted By PlatedDirtBike
Your Only 50.

After I hit 45 I felt my life really slowing down. Sore every morning, new pains here and there, it was just pathetic. I was falling apart. Nothing too serious, just age and perspective. Sold the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,026
Posted By PlatedDirtBike
Keep us posted. And JB Weld is an ADV riders friend.

Interesting post, please keep us posted.
On a side note; Aluminum is porous, and over time it will allow gasoline, oil, water, and fluids in general, to leak through it. On a new bike its not...
Forum: Thumpers 07-26-2014, 04:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,145
Posted By PlatedDirtBike
Quad

In my experience the best way to watch and follow kiddo's learning to ride is by riding a big utility quad. It'll go as slow as you want. It'll give you more time to watch the rug rats because you...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-16-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,602
Posted By PlatedDirtBike
That's what one would think. I'm glad to see not...

That's what one would think. I'm glad to see not everyone gets jacked. But I've bought 3 bikes from the same dealer, all at different times. I got seriously jacked on purchase #3. Was it...
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,442
Posted By PlatedDirtBike
Check here...

Check here http://www.bikebandit.com/2009-kawasaki-klr650-kl650e/o/m148857#sch579440 for an idea of the parts relating to the cam chain. And you may be aware so here's just a reminder, there is a...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-16-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,602
Posted By PlatedDirtBike
Wicked I pull a toyhauler here in CA a lot. A couple...

I pull a toyhauler here in CA a lot. A couple pointers that may not be apparent to those originally from free states. You may know this, but here it is...
1> Stay in the slow lane, that's the far...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-16-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,602
Posted By PlatedDirtBike
I'm still looking for a good place to get parts...

I'm still looking for a good place to get parts on a same day basis, service I do myself. Who I do have experience with...

Bought my KTM at 3 Bros, and I think I got a good price. Much better...
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 17,846
Posted By PlatedDirtBike
I must say that if Honda came out with a dually...

I must say that if Honda came out with a dually bike even close to the KTM 500 EXC... even at 11 G's price... I would have have bought it. I've got 3 Honda quads and I'd swear by them. They go...
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 17,846
Posted By PlatedDirtBike
Just do it!!

I've been ridin' since the 70's. All Jap bikes with a Kraut one thrown in cuz the wife liked it. So I ride the BMW F650GS over to the bar the other day, just to stretch her legs and pull her off the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 7,828
Views: 1,632,952
Posted By PlatedDirtBike
JD Tuner or...?

For my 2014 500 EXC.... Called the dealer and they want $65 to remap. Or a JD tuner for $225? Hummm... decisions, decisions. The option of playing with the the tuner is way cool. But do I really...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-14-2014, 01:26 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,602
Posted By PlatedDirtBike
I'd also like to see some current replies to...

I'd also like to see some current replies to this. I haven't found a So Cal motorcycle dealer of any affiliation or brand, that just blows my socks off.
And since I live in the San Gabriel...
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