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Forum: Racing 02-20-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,286
Posted By Retromountainrider
Haha thanks chip. What time did you do it in last...

Haha thanks chip. What time did you do it in last time? What class did you enter? How did your ride hold up?


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Forum: Racing 02-16-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,286
Posted By Retromountainrider
Thanks! Is it the same course every year? How...

Thanks!
Is it the same course every year?
How much deep sand should I expect? Sand is something we don't get out here so much.


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Forum: Racing 02-11-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,286
Posted By Retromountainrider
Question 2014 silverstate 300

Well after some great advice I've decided that this will be the first desert race I'm going to attempt to finish. Should everything go to plan I'll be heading down with my Husky TE511. I'm very much...
Forum: Racing 02-08-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,655
Posted By Retromountainrider
Not with the 640 I had. Push rod snapped off,...

Not with the 640 I had. Push rod snapped off, made a real mess of the bottom end, and that was the end of that.......Loved that bike, even though it made my hands numb every time I rode it.
Forum: Racing 02-08-2014, 12:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,655
Posted By Retromountainrider
Thanks everybody. You are all a wealth of...

Thanks everybody. You are all a wealth of knowledge. Love the pics btw. Think ill do some long hot rides this year and figure something out for next year. Kills me that I can't ride right now.... -20...
Forum: Racing 02-05-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,655
Posted By Retromountainrider
Yes.....very hot! Haha. I'm usually in the desert...

Yes.....very hot! Haha. I'm usually in the desert in the spring or fall.
Forum: Racing 02-05-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,655
Posted By Retromountainrider
Thanks for all the awesome input. August seems...

Thanks for all the awesome input. August seems like a crazy month to have a race like this, but I guess that's what makes it a real test. What shorter 200-300mile races would you guys recommend?
Forum: Racing 02-04-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,655
Posted By Retromountainrider
Laugh 2014 Vegas to Reno. Can a regular guy do it?

Would like to ride the Vegas to Reno race this year. I am a competent rider and with some desert riding but mostly British Columbia forest roads which is most definitely not desert. The bike I would...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-19-2013, 09:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 983
Posted By Retromountainrider
Thanks for all the ideas everybody. Will be a...

Thanks for all the ideas everybody. Will be a nice change from the close to zero riding temps we've had here recently....Brrrrrrrr.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-05-2013, 10:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 983
Posted By Retromountainrider
Staying in KANAB for a week. Where do we ride??

Looking for any suggestions on great offroad/dirt day/half day rides in the KANAB Utah area. Coming down from Canada. Totally unfamiliar with the area.
We will be riding KTM 530EXC, and Husqvarna...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-27-2013, 11:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 457
Posted By Retromountainrider
Utah backcountry discovery route questions!

Thinking of doing the utah backcountry discovery route this year with 2 bikes and a truck.
The idea is to take in the scenery do some day rides along the way, camp and explore some of the smaller...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-26-2013, 11:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 951
Posted By Retromountainrider
Utah Backcountry discovery route questions.

Thinking of doing the utah backcountry discovery route this year with 2 bikes and a truck.
The idea is to take in the scenery do some day rides along the way, camp and explore some of the smaller...
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2012, 11:03 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 498
Posted By Retromountainrider
2012 KTM 690 Enduro! Do I want this bike??

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Seriously thinking about a 2012 690 Enduro! Never riden one. I assume they live upto the name? what experiences do...
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2012, 11:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,867
Posted By Retromountainrider
haha well said! where am I supposed to be?...

haha well said! where am I supposed to be? thunpers?
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2012, 10:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,867
Posted By Retromountainrider
Laugh 2012 KTM 690 Enduro! Do I want this bike??

Seriously thinking about a 2012 690 Enduro! Never riden one. I assume they live upto the name? what experiences do you guys have with this bike 2011 model etc?? I want a predominantly dirt orientated...
Forum: Thumpers 09-15-2011, 01:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 487
Posted By Retromountainrider
2001 KTM LC4 parts.

Well today I received some terrible news that my KTM has "catastrophic" engine damage and it's basically a write off unless I wanted to spend thousands of $$$.
So, it's a 2001 LC4 640 with approx...
Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2011, 12:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 707
Posted By Retromountainrider
Here she is

Here she is
Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2011, 11:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 707
Posted By Retromountainrider
2001 ktm lc4e clutch problem!!

Hello all.
Ok, so I bought this bike a few months ago and it has been great! Current mileage is 11000miles. What a blast this bike is. There has been no issues up until now. Recently the clutch...
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2011, 12:25 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 254
Posted By Retromountainrider
Question 2001 LC4 E parts. Got signal light lenses??

Hey all. Living in Canada it's not that easy to get parts quickly. I've spent many a time filling out an order form online only to find out they don't deliver to Canada!! Grrrrr!! Unfortunately my...
Forum: Thumpers 05-10-2011, 03:22 PM
Replies: 362
Views: 69,604
Posted By Retromountainrider
And I guess that would be why we bleed the system...

And I guess that would be why we bleed the system ;).
Thanks for your advice guys. I'm very new to duel sports and working on bikes in general. Always good to know people are willing to help on ADV...
Forum: Thumpers 05-10-2011, 11:37 AM
Replies: 362
Views: 69,604
Posted By Retromountainrider
Yesterday when I fired up the engine I didn't get...

Yesterday when I fired up the engine I didn't get any oil coming out of the frame, this morning when I started the engine the oil came right out. Weird, I wonder what changed. Both times I let the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-10-2011, 08:38 AM
Replies: 362
Views: 69,604
Posted By Retromountainrider
Wait. I got it figured out! Thanks for your help...

Wait. I got it figured out! Thanks for your help :). Appreciate it.
Forum: Thumpers 05-10-2011, 08:12 AM
Replies: 362
Views: 69,604
Posted By Retromountainrider
I did exactly what you said here. But no oil...

I did exactly what you said here. But no oil Coming out. Maybe I didn't put enough oil in.
Forum: Thumpers 05-09-2011, 11:34 PM
Replies: 362
Views: 69,604
Posted By Retromountainrider
Did the oil change. Put in the required 0.6l, and...

Did the oil change. Put in the required 0.6l, and startedup the bike, but no oil coming out of the plug. What now?
Forum: Thumpers 05-08-2011, 11:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,023
Posted By Retromountainrider
Lake Minnewanka Banff, AB

Lake Minnewanka Banff, AB
Forum: Thumpers 05-08-2011, 11:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,023
Posted By Retromountainrider
Yeah Im going to tackle the oil change on my next...

Yeah Im going to tackle the oil change on my next days off.
Ordered some more plastic, which was cheap and will be great to have spare If, or should I say when I smash up the current ones.
My...
Forum: Thumpers 05-08-2011, 03:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,023
Posted By Retromountainrider
Bought it.

Well I managed to negotiate a good price and picked it up. :).
Very happy with it. Runs great, quick and very fun. Quite the shaker, although I believe this gives it character. Has 15,000km, what...
Forum: Thumpers 05-04-2011, 10:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,023
Posted By Retromountainrider
Great pics. Im heading to death valley at the end...

Great pics. Im heading to death valley at the end of the month. Renting a BMW 1200GS for a few days :). Thanks for the number by the way.
Im heading to see this beast tomorrow, ill see what my first...
Forum: Thumpers 05-04-2011, 09:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,023
Posted By Retromountainrider
Gary. Whats the details on your adventure? your...

Gary. Whats the details on your adventure? your in Calgary?
Forum: Thumpers 05-04-2011, 08:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,023
Posted By Retromountainrider
Thanks. Yeah the market is a little different...

Thanks. Yeah the market is a little different down there I noticed. Used KTM's are not that common I find out here. Good thing is bikes over here can only be used in the summer, so dont get ridden...
Forum: Thumpers 05-04-2011, 07:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,023
Posted By Retromountainrider
2001 KTM LC4E. Should I??

Currently ride a 2010 Thruxton, Love it!! Now I have been looking for the perfect second bike for touring on pavement plus dirt, gravel roads. Dont want to buy brand new.
Theres a used one up here...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-17-2011, 08:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 691
Posted By Retromountainrider
Bluhduh Thanks everybody but my trip got delayed until...

Thanks everybody but my trip got delayed until later in May. My renewed passport is taking way longer than I expected. :(
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-27-2011, 05:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 691
Posted By Retromountainrider
Thanks guys! Yeah I've been doing some research...

Thanks guys! Yeah I've been doing some research online and pretty much everywhere says death valley is a must. Pahrump to Lone pine on the 190 seems to be the recommended route. I don't mind city...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-26-2011, 03:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 691
Posted By Retromountainrider
Laugh Visiting Los Angeles from the Canadian Rockies!

Hello All. I'm taking a short trip to California in April and I'm renting a BMW R1200 GS! :). I'm from the rocky mountains in Canada and so to ride in April in warm dry conditions is a real treat. Im...
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