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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 03:43 PM
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Posted By Yardstick
Mine is a 500. I found this:...

Mine is a 500. I found this: http://www.ktmshop.se/documents/6ef6edf44066105e1a2fe7ff149da1a5.pdf
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 02:17 PM
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Posted By Yardstick
6mm ID on the base, 8mm on the mid.

6mm ID on the base, 8mm on the mid.
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 01:58 PM
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Posted By Yardstick
Where did you get your stock setup? Mine started...

Where did you get your stock setup? Mine started with 6x 24s on the base valve stock. I added one 24, one 20 and one 16. I would have added odd diameters between but ultimately this worked with what...
Forum: Day Trippin' Yesterday, 01:18 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By Yardstick
I tried to take some time and get the perspective...

I tried to take some time and get the perspective of riding this trail in reverse. We are usually fresh and moving pretty well up this one....
Forum: Day Trippin' Yesterday, 01:05 PM
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Posted By Yardstick
The next Yankee Doodle Trail intersection is at a...

The next Yankee Doodle Trail intersection is at a continuation of Poland Jct Road (called State Rte 261 Trail on maps). From there it would be a rocky climb followed by some milder, but still rocky...
Forum: Day Trippin' Yesterday, 12:53 PM
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Posted By Yardstick
Then again... Sometimes it's just physical. ...

Then again... Sometimes it's just physical.
http://i369.photobucket.com/albums/oo132/Yardst1ck/Rides/20150524_PNF_AYB/20150524_PNF_AYB_%2060.jpg


I came into this rock pile and didn't see any...
Forum: Day Trippin' Yesterday, 12:47 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By Yardstick
We are used to coming down this rockpile when we...

We are used to coming down this rockpile when we ride this trail in the other direction.
http://i369.photobucket.com/albums/oo132/Yardst1ck/Rides/20150524_PNF_AYB/20150524_PNF_AYB_%2055.jpg


I...
Forum: Day Trippin' Yesterday, 12:40 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By Yardstick
The Yankee Doodle Trail intersects a couple of...

The Yankee Doodle Trail intersects a couple of roads that serve as bailout points. At Senator Highway (a dirt road) we had a little discussion about how fatiguing it was to go the opposite direction...
Forum: Day Trippin' Yesterday, 12:30 PM
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Posted By Yardstick
The view from the top (or just down the other...

The view from the top (or just down the other side) is worth it!
http://i369.photobucket.com/albums/oo132/Yardst1ck/Rides/20150524_PNF_AYB/20150524_PNF_AYB_%2042.jpg


Slowred took a spill down...
Forum: Day Trippin' Yesterday, 12:15 PM
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Posted By Yardstick
Wait, didn't we just come up a hill that looked...

Wait, didn't we just come up a hill that looked just like this?? :dunno
http://i369.photobucket.com/albums/oo132/Yardst1ck/Rides/20150524_PNF_AYB/20150524_PNF_AYB_%2033.jpg


There are two of...
Forum: Day Trippin' Yesterday, 12:06 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By Yardstick
I don't have a photo record of space time...

I don't have a photo record of space time disturbance #2, but it was spooky! It was like we met our alternate selves from a parallel universe. A couple of coincidences are normal with riders, but...
Forum: Day Trippin' Yesterday, 11:41 AM
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Posted By Yardstick
Here is space time disturbance #1: This trail...

Here is space time disturbance #1: This trail feels like it has 10x more of these sections when you ride it in the other direction after riding the rest of the trails we connect to get here. ...
Forum: Day Trippin' Yesterday, 11:22 AM
Replies: 14
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Posted By Yardstick
Slowred's plush 350 XC-W is probably the better...

Slowred's plush 350 XC-W is probably the better bike to have in this kind of terrain.
http://i369.photobucket.com/albums/oo132/Yardst1ck/Rides/20150524_PNF_AYB/20150524_PNF_AYB_%2014.jpg


My 500...
Forum: Day Trippin' Yesterday, 11:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 269
Posted By Yardstick
This is where the trail enters the drainage in...

This is where the trail enters the drainage in this direction. Not too bad, yet. :evil
http://i369.photobucket.com/albums/oo132/Yardst1ck/Rides/20150524_PNF_AYB/20150524_PNF_AYB_%208.jpg


The...
Forum: Day Trippin' Yesterday, 11:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 269
Posted By Yardstick
How We Broke The Space-Time Continuum - ƨliɒɿT blO no ɘviƚɔɘqƨɿɘꟼ wɘИ A

If you ride the same trial in the same direction time after time, year after year, you sort of get used to it. Trails have a unique flow and you get to know where all the difficult spots are. Even...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 10:40 AM
Replies: 9,495
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Posted By Yardstick
I hope you meant a 4-inch log. I've seen videos...

I hope you meant a 4-inch log. I've seen videos of Graham Jarvis getting over a 4-foot log. Impressive, but not something I can even fathom doing. :lol3

It sounds like you want a relatively...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 10:26 AM
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Posted By Yardstick
All those pictures show Slowred, the other sick...

All those pictures show Slowred, the other sick individual who rides with me a lot. :lol3 Here's me from another ride (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1036301):...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 10:02 AM
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Posted By Yardstick
I have posted stacks on KTMtalk, but nobody...

I have posted stacks on KTMtalk, but nobody seemed very interested in them. I can't promise they will work for everyone. I'm about 265lbs, running 0.52 front springs and ride primarily on...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 08:43 AM
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Posted By Yardstick
What you're looking at in those graphs is the...

What you're looking at in those graphs is the difference in damping force from 0-10 m/sec shaft speed with the clicker settings, shim configurations and other inputs I put in Restackor. It is just...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 06:19 AM
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Posted By Yardstick
The forks definitely need some attention on these...

The forks definitely need some attention on these bikes. My '14 500 XC-W (same valving as an EXC) seemed a lot less stable than my old '10 530 EXC was. The 500's fork would dive too quickly on...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-24-2015, 09:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,074
Posted By Yardstick
I have a couple of ways of doing it. Sometimes I...

I have a couple of ways of doing it. Sometimes I search for "Prescott National Forest Trail [Trail #]". There's this page on the PNF website...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-21-2015, 03:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,074
Posted By Yardstick
We must have done that before by accident. I'm...

We must have done that before by accident. I'm pretty sure that's the trail that puts you on the road I have been calling "Dandrea Road". For some reason that connector didn't make the MVUM, but I...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-21-2015, 09:31 AM
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Posted By Yardstick
So far I like it! It went on really easy. I think...

So far I like it! It went on really easy. I think the bead seated at around 10psi. I'm running 12psi on the trail. It does seem to have traits of a trials tire and a knobby. I'll elaborate when I get...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-20-2015, 06:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,074
Posted By Yardstick
The southern part of Little Wolf is pretty fast...

The southern part of Little Wolf is pretty fast 50" trail.
http://i369.photobucket.com/albums/oo132/Yardst1ck/Rides/150502_PNF_Crystal_Springs/CrystalSprings_%2084.jpg


With a few of these kind...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-20-2015, 05:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,074
Posted By Yardstick
The same obstacles that are tough on the way up...

The same obstacles that are tough on the way up also provide some challenge on the way down....
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-20-2015, 05:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,074
Posted By Yardstick
The east end of Big Bug Mesa is also home to the...

The east end of Big Bug Mesa is also home to the Little Wolf Creek trail. We usually come up this switchback-fest of a trail. Going down would provide a new perspective!...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-20-2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,074
Posted By Yardstick
I didn't get a single shot of Dolphin. It starts...

I didn't get a single shot of Dolphin. It starts off rocky and relatively flat and then turns into a steep, straight bobsled chute full of gravelly rock. If you take the correct turns you come out...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-20-2015, 05:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,074
Posted By Yardstick
A trail called, "Dolphin" is supposed to...

A trail called, "Dolphin" is supposed to intersect Pine Creek about here. I think a more exhaustive search is in order because we didn't find it. ...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-20-2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,074
Posted By Yardstick
Here's a view of Crystal Springs Trail from...

Here's a view of Crystal Springs Trail from Watson Spring Rd (Trail 86). No wonder we couldn't find it! ...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-20-2015, 04:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,074
Posted By Yardstick
There were a few of these big, broken off tree...

There were a few of these big, broken off tree trunks among the newer growth in this area. There wasn't a lot of evidence of fire, so it makes me wonder what happened to these old trees. Wind,...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-20-2015, 04:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,074
Posted By Yardstick
Shortly after the break at the spring we ran into...

Shortly after the break at the spring we ran into this hill. I think the good line is to the left. I went straight. :huh ...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-20-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,074
Posted By Yardstick
The trail namesake Crystal Spring is at the apex...

The trail namesake Crystal Spring is at the apex of the next major turn in the trail. And it is a major turn! The trail drops off very steeply and a couple of embedded rocks reduced my desire to...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-20-2015, 04:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,074
Posted By Yardstick
No wonder we had a hard time finding this trail. ...

No wonder we had a hard time finding this trail. It's hardly visible when you're on it!
http://i369.photobucket.com/albums/oo132/Yardst1ck/Rides/150502_PNF_Crystal_Springs/CrystalSprings_%2031.jpg...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-20-2015, 04:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,074
Posted By Yardstick
I said something like, "If this hillside were any...

I said something like, "If this hillside were any steeper we'd be riding on a cliff!"
http://i369.photobucket.com/albums/oo132/Yardst1ck/Rides/150502_PNF_Crystal_Springs/CrystalSprings_%2025.jpg
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Forum: Day Trippin' 05-20-2015, 04:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,074
Posted By Yardstick
And there are a lot of really nice sections of...

And there are a lot of really nice sections of this trail.
http://i369.photobucket.com/albums/oo132/Yardst1ck/Rides/150502_PNF_Crystal_Springs/CrystalSprings_%2019.jpg


It's worth riding just to...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-20-2015, 03:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,074
Posted By Yardstick
This was an interesting find. A corral made of...

This was an interesting find. A corral made of pipe! Maybe that's where "Pipeline" came from? :dunno...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-20-2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,074
Posted By Yardstick
Crystal Springs itself is no easy trail, but it...

Crystal Springs itself is no easy trail, but it is one of the nicer, milder ones in the PNF. There were a couple of these dips into mini-ravines....
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-20-2015, 03:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,074
Posted By Yardstick
These pictures are from later in the afternoon...

These pictures are from later in the afternoon when we came back through and spotted the trail marker!

There's a trail marker in this picture. ...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-20-2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,074
Posted By Yardstick
Trail Hunting in the Prescott National Forest

Slowred and I have found most of the trails on the PNF MVUM, but some have proved elusive. A couple weeks ago we took an opportunity to do some trail hunting! In the week before the ride I sat down...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-14-2015, 10:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 790
Posted By Yardstick
If you're sure it's threading in right and the...

If you're sure it's threading in right and the threads aren't gummed up, there is something you can try with the fork assembled as you have it with the spring in place. Take out any bleeder valves...
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