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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-21-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 10,485
Views: 792,738
Posted By Rick6
Thanks for letting me tag along. Had a great...

Thanks for letting me tag along. Had a great time. When did you guys finish up?
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2013, 08:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,273
Posted By Rick6
OK, I get the gist of it. Just wanted to make...

OK, I get the gist of it. Just wanted to make sure I wasn't missing something big.
Forum: Thumpers 08-13-2013, 07:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,273
Posted By Rick6
Putting your bike away wet, what?

Sometimes I see people say this associated with bad maintenance, but I don't get it.
I come back from a ride, wash my bike, dry it off, and if it needs an oil change I do an oil change within the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-12-2013, 06:34 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,325
Posted By Rick6
I'm confused.. Plating a 450 EXC prior to the 07...

I'm confused.. Plating a 450 EXC prior to the 07 model should be similar to plating a 450X, right? Why would plating an older 450 EXC be encouraged while plating a 450X is frowned upon?

Congrats...
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2013, 08:40 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 7,483
Posted By Rick6
Holy crap, that is expensive. Yeah, I see around...

Holy crap, that is expensive. Yeah, I see around on the boards people are getting them for <3k, but not around here! I looked for the next week and have seen another two 07's come up with more miles...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-05-2013, 04:44 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,325
Posted By Rick6
I actually am over 6 foot and 200 pounds (6'1,...

I actually am over 6 foot and 200 pounds (6'1, 230), but from everything I gathered the bike is exactly like you said: feels lighter and more nimble over the day. Even though there's lots of desert...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-05-2013, 01:59 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,325
Posted By Rick6
Haha, I know. I do like all-black so I'll...

Haha, I know. I do like all-black so I'll probably leave it for a bit, but I have the stock plastics in case I want to switch over.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-05-2013, 01:45 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,325
Posted By Rick6
Bought it! 2007 450 EXC 2200 miles 83 hours...

Bought it!
2007 450 EXC
2200 miles
83 hours

:nod :nod :nod :nod :nod :nod :nod :nod :nod :nod :nod :nod
...
Forum: Thumpers 07-05-2013, 12:55 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 7,483
Posted By Rick6
Haha yeah.. he was still getting calls on it.. it...

Haha yeah.. he was still getting calls on it.. it is a sought-after bike for sure.
Forum: Thumpers 07-05-2013, 12:35 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 7,483
Posted By Rick6
Got the bike! 2007 KTM 450 EXC $5800 ...

Got the bike!

2007 KTM 450 EXC

$5800
2200 miles
83 hours

The price was pretty top dollar, but this is Southern California. The cheapest I'd seen this bike listed for previously was about...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-14-2013, 07:19 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,325
Posted By Rick6
Me too. The opinions here line up with the...

Me too. The opinions here line up with the opinions I got elsewhere.
Possible (or likely if persistent) to plate? Yes.
Sketchy? Definitely. And no fool-proof way to say they won't pop you year...
Forum: Thumpers 06-14-2013, 06:57 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 7,483
Posted By Rick6
I happened to spend a few hours with my riding...

I happened to spend a few hours with my riding buddies last night kicking around KTM vs Husky. Husky has this $2500 rebate now, and you can have one brand new for $6,000 + fees...

Ultimately I...
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2013, 04:48 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 7,483
Posted By Rick6
Sorry -- TE 449...

Sorry -- TE 449...
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2013, 04:39 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 7,483
Posted By Rick6
Good to know, thanks Navin. I'll dig through...

Good to know, thanks Navin. I'll dig through their forums a bit.
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2013, 03:38 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 7,483
Posted By Rick6
There's a few 2013 TE450's at Bert's Mega Mall...

There's a few 2013 TE450's at Bert's Mega Mall for $6,000 (plus taxes/reg)... apparently the deal lasts through June....
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2013, 10:39 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 7,483
Posted By Rick6
Perhaps I should reconsider the idea of a Husky. ...

Perhaps I should reconsider the idea of a Husky.

Does anyone know why you barely see Huskies, if they're so much cheaper than KTM and (allegedly) so similar?
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2013, 10:14 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 7,483
Posted By Rick6
When I started researching which bike to get, the...

When I started researching which bike to get, the Husky seemed like the obvious choice. The more I read though, the more I found out how difficult they are to get parts for and how truly uncommon...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-13-2013, 09:27 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,325
Posted By Rick6
:lol3 I've seen about 5-6 in the last 2 months...

:lol3 I've seen about 5-6 in the last 2 months cruising on the street. If I lived anywhere but Orange County where people are mortified to talk to a stranger, I would have tried to get the answer.
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2013, 09:02 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 7,483
Posted By Rick6
That's reassuring, thanks!

That's reassuring, thanks!
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-13-2013, 08:30 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,325
Posted By Rick6
I figured it would require a bit of persistence....

I figured it would require a bit of persistence. It's difficult to interpret, because about 90% of people say exactly what you say, another 5% say "no way bro can't happen", and another 5% say it's...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-13-2013, 07:32 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,325
Posted By Rick6
That's exactly as I figured. Guess I'll just have...

That's exactly as I figured. Guess I'll just have to ask some guy on a CRF as I'm passing him on my KTM.


One twelve pack of Budweiser has been donated to my refrigerator in your honor :clap

...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-13-2013, 07:15 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,325
Posted By Rick6
You've got me there, friend I know. This...

You've got me there, friend


I know. This is a fact I want to ignore but sooner or later I'm probably going to realize that I need to up the budget a few grand and get a slightly used KTM.
...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-12-2013, 04:43 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,325
Posted By Rick6
Fooey. I see them everywhere :lol3

Fooey. I see them everywhere :lol3
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-12-2013, 04:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 526
Posted By Rick6
Checkout meetup.com also. Groups for everything...

Checkout meetup.com also. Groups for everything on there, and it's organized much better than a forum thread.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-12-2013, 04:31 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,325
Posted By Rick6
Keep seeing CA plated 450X's

What's the deal? I haven't had a chance to pull up next to someone in the parking lot and find out how they did it. Now of course we wouldn't break any laws, but there are too damn many out there to...
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2013, 03:38 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 7,483
Posted By Rick6
I suppose my third option is getting a dirt bike...

I suppose my third option is getting a dirt bike that's already plated in another state and transferring it here. Supposedly if it has over 7500 miles, you have no problem getting a plate (provided...
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2013, 03:14 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 7,483
Posted By Rick6
I should have elaborated on that point. I...

I should have elaborated on that point. I intentionally was not being very specific on which KTM I was referring to, because I am referring to KTM as a whole (high maintenance, pure racing dirt...
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2013, 12:02 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 7,483
Posted By Rick6
Best review I've ever read, thank you. This...

Best review I've ever read, thank you.

This really summarizes/confirms a copious amount of research and should be stickied somewhere.

As for me personally, I just need to really think about...
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2013, 10:04 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 7,483
Posted By Rick6
Thanks, I had heard that... the RFS motors sound...

Thanks, I had heard that... the RFS motors sound like they are pretty rock solid. In California that means I would be limited to getting a 07'.
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2013, 09:36 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,039
Posted By Rick6
Wow, the power difference between the KLX and WRR...

Wow, the power difference between the KLX and WRR is that extreme? It's so hard to piece together information from the internet with all the varying testimonials out there. All I really want to know...
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2013, 09:13 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 7,483
Posted By Rick6
No middle bike between EXC and WRR

This is not a comparison thread, this is to make sure I didn't miss some key points of information.

Budget:
$5,000

What I already know:
KTM - hauls ass
KTM - premium components
KTM -...
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