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Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 2,069
Views: 305,585
Posted By jmbueller
That's for sure. A chest protector is a good...

That's for sure. A chest protector is a good thing!
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 2,069
Views: 305,585
Posted By jmbueller
Here's part of ride from a couple weeks back. The...

Here's part of ride from a couple weeks back. The video doesn't do justice to the steepness of the descent. And I was having an off day. If you want to see the toughness of the 2012 350 EXC front...
Forum: Thumpers 02-07-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 8,616
Views: 364,764
Posted By jmbueller
Same here.

Same here.
Forum: Thumpers 02-07-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,673
Posted By jmbueller
2012 KTM 350 EXC-F 51 tooth rear sprocket...

2012 KTM 350 EXC-F

51 tooth rear sprocket up from stock 42 I think.

97 mph by calibrated front wheel speedo.

Wound out like a screamin banshi.
Forum: Thumpers 02-07-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,262
Posted By jmbueller
I was where you are a couple years ago...

I was where you are a couple years ago (experienced on the street and road track but a novice on dirt). I bought a Yamaha WRR 250 first and then ended up switching to a KTM 350 EXC-F. For me that was...
Forum: Ride reports 12-02-2013, 12:29 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 31,193
Posted By jmbueller
I'm enjoying your write up. It's reminding me of...

I'm enjoying your write up. It's reminding me of a lot of the places I rode through in 2012 and getting me psyched about doing the route agin next summer. We had quite a different experience in...
Forum: Ride reports 11-27-2013, 12:20 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 31,193
Posted By jmbueller
Keep it coming! :clap Regarding the...

Keep it coming! :clap

Regarding the congeniality factor, I saw that in Idaho too, but I think it's made a lot harder to maintain when the population density goes up. There's just too many of us...
Forum: Ride reports 11-26-2013, 10:25 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 31,193
Posted By jmbueller
Great report. I love your story telling style! I...

Great report. I love your story telling style! I took a stab at the T-1 in 2012, and we had exactly the same experience with the cows at the water tank turning point up on the ridge. We climbed up...
Forum: Thumpers 07-17-2013, 03:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,172
Posted By jmbueller
The 1400 mile trip was done over 7 days, BTW. ...

The 1400 mile trip was done over 7 days, BTW. Averaged about 200 miles per day. Typical day was about 12 to 14 hours.
Forum: Thumpers 07-17-2013, 03:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,172
Posted By jmbueller
I've got about 3500 miles on my 2012 350 EXC...

I've got about 3500 miles on my 2012 350 EXC including a 1400 mile trip throught back country of Idaho from Utah to just shy of the Canadian border (30% single track, 40% quad/jeep trail, 30% dirt...
Forum: Thumpers 07-17-2013, 02:44 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,244
Posted By jmbueller
True (by this forums definition anyway). But at...

True (by this forums definition anyway). But at five liters it should certainly pack a "thump."
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2013, 12:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,629
Posted By jmbueller
Uhmmm...what's a "Fat Cat." Doesn't it try to...

Uhmmm...what's a "Fat Cat." Doesn't it try to claw you when you ride it?

:rofl

Picture?
Forum: Thumpers 08-29-2012, 11:02 AM
Replies: 7,828
Views: 2,085,850
Posted By jmbueller
team ftb, Yeah, these bikes really are...

team ftb,

Yeah, these bikes really are capable of more long range exploring than is generally thought. I'll get a closeup of my oil filter cover and get that posted when I get a chance (probably...
Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2012, 02:24 PM
Replies: 7,828
Views: 2,085,850
Posted By jmbueller
Just did nearly 1400 miles in an attempt of the...

Just did nearly 1400 miles in an attempt of the Tour of Idaho (T1) on my KTM 350 EXC-F. (I know 350 is more than 250, but it's close to the spirit of this chain(-:) (Can't claim to have done the T1...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-24-2012, 03:52 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,755
Posted By jmbueller
They're all morons and maniacs: Slower than...

They're all morons and maniacs:

Slower than me: moron.

Faster than me: maniac.

:rofl
I won't get into armed morons and maniacs.:D
Forum: Orange Crush 04-20-2012, 10:46 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 18,642
Posted By jmbueller
Bought a new 350 EXC-F recently. I've found KTM...

Bought a new 350 EXC-F recently. I've found KTM talk to be very useful. There's a great write-up over there on setting this bike up.
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2012, 10:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,154
Posted By jmbueller
Thanks for all the encouraging words guys. I'm...

Thanks for all the encouraging words guys. I'm really looking forward to getting to know this bike!
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2012, 07:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,154
Posted By jmbueller
Sweet! I'll be spending today getting to know...

Sweet! I'll be spending today getting to know mine, installing the bash plate, stronger hand guards, wiring up the gps, etc.
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2012, 08:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,154
Posted By jmbueller
I succumbed. ...

I succumbed.

http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh164/skatejeffm/KTM350EXC-F.jpg

350 EXC-F
Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2012, 10:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,154
Posted By jmbueller
Thanks for the input! I'll definitely check out...

Thanks for the input! I'll definitely check out your links.
Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2012, 09:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,154
Posted By jmbueller
That's pretty much what my wife says. I'm...

That's pretty much what my wife says. I'm thinking...we'll see.
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2012, 02:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,154
Posted By jmbueller
I've been doing some pretty technical stuff, and...

I've been doing some pretty technical stuff, and the WR can get it done. However, the guys on lighter bikes are not working quite as hard. I agree that the maintenance schedule for the KTM may be...
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2012, 02:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,154
Posted By jmbueller
I disagree. I have 4.7 gallons capacity, but I...

I disagree. I have 4.7 gallons capacity, but I don't carry that much unless I need it. If I carry a gallon or two for a shorter, more technical ride it actually results in a lower cg than the smaller...
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2012, 01:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,154
Posted By jmbueller
I could easily do it on the WR250, however if I...

I could easily do it on the WR250, however if I get a KTM I would be trading in my WR. It sounds like doing it on a KTM would be no problem, since I'd probably get the KTM 21.5 liter tank and use the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2012, 09:52 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,154
Posted By jmbueller
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2012, 09:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,154
Posted By jmbueller
Long Range on a New Street Legal Dirt Bike?

If this is covered elsewhere, my apologies. I'm currently the owner of a Yamaha WR250R with various tweaks including a 4.7 gallon IMS fuel tank. This is a great bike with lots of advantages like a...
Forum: The Garage 03-26-2012, 02:29 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,477
Posted By jmbueller
At home yes, but when you are doing a kazillion...

At home yes, but when you are doing a kazillion wheels a day properly torque controlled air tool is ok. Pretty sure that is what they do in the factory. It's probably more reliable than the average...
Forum: Equipment 01-31-2012, 07:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,353
Posted By jmbueller
I don't doubt it but I think the WR has different...

I don't doubt it but I think the WR has different geometry. I ran a straight edge up from the back tangent of the tire parallel to the forks, and it came too close to the bash plate.
Forum: Equipment 01-31-2012, 12:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,353
Posted By jmbueller
I thought about putting it on the front of the...

I thought about putting it on the front of the skid plate as you have done, but it looked like it might contact the front tire when the front suspension was compressed hard. Having the front wheel...
Forum: Equipment 01-30-2012, 05:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,353
Posted By jmbueller
That'd work. To each his own.

That'd work. To each his own.
Forum: Equipment 01-30-2012, 09:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,353
Posted By jmbueller
My non-disclosure agreement prevents me from...

My non-disclosure agreement prevents me from saying. :1drink



My plan is to carry tools, first aid kit, and maybe some other stuff if it'll fit, like an extra cold weather layer or whatever....
Forum: Equipment 01-29-2012, 08:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,353
Posted By jmbueller
I sized it so the plumbing fittings are just off...

I sized it so the plumbing fittings are just off the edge of the pannier, so it lies flat and the external cap works.
Forum: Equipment 01-29-2012, 10:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,353
Posted By jmbueller
Mongo Tool Tube

I thought someone might be interested in my latest addition to my WR250R mini adventure bike. My wife bought me the Happy Trails Imnaha Panniers for my birthday last year, and they work great (both...
Forum: Hacks 01-27-2012, 03:34 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,674
Posted By jmbueller
Just to throw fuel on the fire... I own a...

Just to throw fuel on the fire...

I own a 2009 Buell XB12XT Uly. This version of the bike is much more sport touring than off road. I love the bike because it's handling is right there with my R6...
Forum: Road warriors 08-19-2011, 02:32 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,614
Posted By jmbueller
I used to ride a stock XB12Scg Lightning at track...

I used to ride a stock XB12Scg Lightning at track days. I'd ride it in the beginners group and get passed by every Tom, Dick, and Harry on a Japanese crotch rocket in the straight, then have fun...
Forum: Road warriors 08-19-2011, 02:25 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 58,124
Posted By jmbueller
I've always wanted a swing arm off of one of...

I've always wanted a swing arm off of one of these to put next to the lava lamp in my boudoir.

http://rous44.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/My-Bikes/DSC00179/32163473_mtL2C-M.jpg...
Forum: Road warriors 08-19-2011, 01:48 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,614
Posted By jmbueller
Some of these bikes are just way too pretty for...

Some of these bikes are just way too pretty for the track. Well, maybe that's not true if you don't ever drop them like some of us have been know to do. I'd have to cry if I ever did that to that...
Forum: Road warriors 08-18-2011, 01:52 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,614
Posted By jmbueller
2004 R6. Pre dropped. Perfect for the track. ...

2004 R6. Pre dropped. Perfect for the track.

http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh164/skatejeffm/PIRJune62011turn5.jpg
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 06-09-2011, 03:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,322
Posted By jmbueller
Thanks for the advice guys!

Thanks for the advice guys!
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 06-09-2011, 01:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,322
Posted By jmbueller
Mac Software

Sorry if this is covered elsewhere, but I searched and did not find it. I'm thinking of taking the plunge and buying a Garmin Zumo 660. My hope is that I could use this on either my Uly for sport...
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