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Forum: Thumpers Today, 07:07 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,910
Posted By zxrider11
In deep snow, these Timbersleds are very easy to...

In deep snow, these Timbersleds are very easy to ride. Turning is similar to a Wave Runner, you have to stay on the gas and power through it.

They do require alot of physical strength to move...
Forum: Thumpers Today, 06:09 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,910
Posted By zxrider11
I survived the Timbersled adventure on Sunday,...

I survived the Timbersled adventure on Sunday, March 1st.

We met Mike our tour guide from http://www.whichwayadventures.com/ in Petoskey, MI and followed him to the staging area located 10...
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2015, 04:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 359
Posted By zxrider11
You may want to research oil consumption issues...

You may want to research oil consumption issues with some 530's that are street ridden.
Forum: Thumpers 02-17-2015, 08:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 809
Posted By zxrider11
My 2012 KTM 690 Enduro cruises nicely at...

My 2012 KTM 690 Enduro cruises nicely at 60-70mph, with plenty of roll-on power for quick passing.

I have -3 gearing on my rear sprocket and cruising @ 65 mph is an indicated 4,000 rpms.
...
Forum: Thumpers 02-16-2015, 10:59 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,910
Posted By zxrider11
I got invited on a Timbersled Adventure ride for...

I got invited on a Timbersled Adventure ride for the weekend of Feb 28th.

We are renting snowbikes from http://www.whichwayadventures.com/ out of Petoskey, MI.

It looks we get to...
Forum: Thumpers 02-15-2015, 05:02 PM
Replies: 21,235
Views: 2,535,426
Posted By zxrider11
Take off the airbox snorkel cover, remove the...

Take off the airbox snorkel cover, remove the airfilter and check for oil in the bottom of your airbox.
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-12-2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 9,269
Views: 451,759
Posted By zxrider11
Fox Motors on 29th Street in Grand Rapids has a...

Fox Motors on 29th Street in Grand Rapids has a full line of Klim Gear. Ask for Dan Mills or Ozzy.
Forum: Thumpers 02-03-2015, 11:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 284
Posted By zxrider11
I had the Clarke 3.6 gallon on my 2007 WR450f. ...

I had the Clarke 3.6 gallon on my 2007 WR450f. It worked great, and I was able to use the factory tank shrouds. My touring range was 140-160 miles before reserve. No noticable top-heavy feeling.
...
Forum: Thumpers 01-28-2015, 08:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 411
Posted By zxrider11
Fuel filters clog Fuel pump overheats and fails...

Fuel filters clog
Fuel pump overheats and fails
Rear brake lever bends and will fracture
Gas cap filler neck does not seal & leaks
Seat pan cracks and fractures
Air box does not seal
Chassis...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-20-2015, 07:14 PM
Replies: 1,274
Views: 73,164
Posted By zxrider11
From the first page of this thread: "Our...

From the first page of this thread:

"Our group will be in a secluded clear cut section in the middle of the woods"

I have been there many years ago, and the clear cut area is huge. Plenty of...
Forum: Thumpers 01-08-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 312
Posted By zxrider11
$6,500 - $8,000 would be my estimate. You...

$6,500 - $8,000 would be my estimate.

You will want to replace the fuel filters, sonic clean the fuel injector and replace the fuel pump at some point.

Also, I would flush all the brake fluids,...
Forum: Thumpers 01-06-2015, 04:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 932
Posted By zxrider11
You can easily spend $10,000 on mods plus the...

You can easily spend $10,000 on mods plus the cost of the bike, to create a nice 690 Adventure bike.

Here are a few expensive mods to budget for:

$700 - Scotts steering stabilizer & rubber...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-26-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 1,274
Views: 73,164
Posted By zxrider11
Rob, keep an eye on Arctic954 when the roads get...

Rob, keep an eye on Arctic954 when the roads get twisty - he is one of the fastest riders in West Michigan!
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 4,671
Views: 1,589,410
Posted By zxrider11
Looks good. Now prepare your wallet for all the...

Looks good. Now prepare your wallet for all the mods you will want to do.
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-20-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 9,269
Views: 451,759
Posted By zxrider11
Looks good, any weight savings?

Looks good, any weight savings?
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-17-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 9,269
Views: 451,759
Posted By zxrider11
Looks like nice quality. Please post pictures...

Looks like nice quality. Please post pictures and sound clips when installed.
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-12-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 1,274
Views: 73,164
Posted By zxrider11
Here are a few details on the "Dualsport" ride...

Here are a few details on the "Dualsport" ride planned for Saturday:

-8:30am meet and great by the campfire
-9:00am kickstands up
-Be fully fueled, dress for rain & cold weather
-Buddy up with...
Forum: Thumpers 11-18-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,487
Posted By zxrider11
10,000 trouble free miles so far on my 2012 KTM...

10,000 trouble free miles so far on my 2012 KTM 690.

Regular maintenance includes 3,000 mile oil changes, fuel filter changes every 5,000 miles, flush gas tank, and valve inspections every...
Forum: Thumpers 11-02-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 944
Posted By zxrider11
300 mile day rides on a 690 are no problem. ...

300 mile day rides on a 690 are no problem. Plenty of options for carrying luggage too.

Swap to a 42 tooth rear sprocket, and you can cruise 65 miles per hour at 4,000 rpm and get 60+ mpg all day...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-27-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 26,067
Posted By zxrider11
We picked up the route headed NW out of French...

We picked up the route headed NW out of French Lick, then detoured over to Shoals & Hindostan and back to Hardin Ridge.
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-27-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 26,067
Posted By zxrider11
Hindostan Falls - very interesting historical area

Hindostan Falls - very interesting historical area
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-27-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 26,067
Posted By zxrider11
http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m126/zxrider11/...

http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m126/zxrider11/Southern%20Indiana%20102414/SouthernIndiana102414024_zps8fdb7740.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 10-27-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 4,671
Views: 1,589,410
Posted By zxrider11
Southern Indiana fall color tour ride ...

Southern Indiana fall color tour ride
http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m126/zxrider11/Southern%20Indiana%20102414/SouthernIndiana102414017_zpse7f17d13.jpg...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-18-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 26,067
Posted By zxrider11
Us riders from Michigan are base camping near...

Us riders from Michigan are base camping near Hardin Ridge Thursday night to Monday.
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-18-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 9,269
Views: 451,759
Posted By zxrider11
Fall colors in West Michigan are fading fast,...

Fall colors in West Michigan are fading fast, here are a few from the Allegan State Game area. Thank you 1TRAK for sharing some of your private routes!
...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-15-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 568
Views: 42,267
Posted By zxrider11
From South Haven, If you head EastNorthEast about...

From South Haven, If you head EastNorthEast about 50 miles to the Gun Lake/Yankee Springs area, you will find lots of curvy paved roads and plenty of gravel & two-tracks with some elevation changes....
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-15-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 568
Views: 42,267
Posted By zxrider11
Any preference - curvy paved, gravel or forestry...

Any preference - curvy paved, gravel or forestry roads?
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-12-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 9,269
Views: 451,759
Posted By zxrider11
Did some Allegan County dualsport exploring on...

Did some Allegan County dualsport exploring on Saturday - Ely Lake and New Richmond area:
...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-05-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 9,269
Views: 451,759
Posted By zxrider11
Nice day of dualsport riding Gun Lake & Yankee...

Nice day of dualsport riding Gun Lake & Yankee Springs with 1TRAK, Arctic954 & KDK800:

http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m126/zxrider11/GunLake100514022_zpsb8730f6c.jpg...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-29-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 9,269
Views: 451,759
Posted By zxrider11
Here are a few pictures of the Fall colors...

Here are a few pictures of the Fall colors yesterday at Sunrise Lake. We rode single track & some dualsport route in the Cadillac State Forest just north of Evart. ...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-15-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 1,274
Views: 73,164
Posted By zxrider11
Atlanta & Lewiston

Atlanta & Lewiston
Forum: Thumpers 09-15-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 4,671
Views: 1,589,410
Posted By zxrider11
Michigan Cross Country Cycle Trail - near Baldwin...

Michigan Cross Country Cycle Trail - near Baldwin

http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m126/zxrider11/KTM%20690%20Enduro%20R/10695431_10203032288908506_1235655770_n_zps620ff4f8.jpg...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-26-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 1,274
Views: 73,164
Posted By zxrider11
I have went through the process of plating (2)...

I have went through the process of plating (2) Yamaha WR450's and a Sheriff inspection was required for both.

If your motorcycle is listed as "NOT FOR STREET USE" on the title, then you have to...
Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 11,177
Posted By zxrider11
Re-torque your rear brake foot lever before that...

Re-torque your rear brake foot lever before that falls off too - common issue.

All your rants are common KTM annoyances that you have to work through.

Get a Wings exhaust slip-on and remove...
Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 2,481
Views: 390,657
Posted By zxrider11
I have seen 70 mpg average after a few tanks of...

I have seen 70 mpg average after a few tanks of gas at a steady throttle of 60mph on my KTM 690. Pushed my range to 180 miles before the fuel light came on.

And I apply a healthy bead of rim...
Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 2,481
Views: 390,657
Posted By zxrider11
Yes, I have one installed on my 2012 KTM 690...

Yes, I have one installed on my 2012 KTM 690 Enduro. Works great - fit is perfect. Good investment!
Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,908
Posted By zxrider11
I have a 2012 KTM 690 Enduro and frequently do...

I have a 2012 KTM 690 Enduro and frequently do 200-300 mile day rides.

A typical day ride includes combination of paved roads, gravel, two-tracks and single track riding.

We did a 1,400 mile...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-20-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 9,136
Views: 2,099,564
Posted By zxrider11
Hey fellow ADV S10 riders - anybody on here live...

Hey fellow ADV S10 riders - anybody on here live near Grand Rapids, Michigan?

I am looking to possibly purchase a Super Tenere, but the local dealers - Fox Motorsports on 29th Street and Fox...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-18-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 9,269
Views: 451,759
Posted By zxrider11
KawasakiRob - nice looking bikes, I really like...

KawasakiRob - nice looking bikes, I really like those silver big-bore Kawasaki's!

It was a great weekend for motorcycle camping, we enjoyed Cycle-Moore campground in Interlochen and Leelanau...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-14-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 9,269
Views: 451,759
Posted By zxrider11
That black IMS tank looks good on the WRR! ...

That black IMS tank looks good on the WRR!

Easy cruising at 55mph should increase your fuel range to almost 200 miles!

Steve & I are heading up to Cycle-Moore campground in Interlochen, MI...
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