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Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2015, 11:58 AM
Replies: 12,530
Views: 2,409,491
Posted By Taurkon
Very nice video Pat. It seemed the bike was...

Very nice video Pat. It seemed the bike was struggling with some of the dune climbs, was that the case or na? I certainly think there would be a market for a rally version of this bike similar to...
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 12,530
Views: 2,409,491
Posted By Taurkon
Mike, you have a stong opinion regarding the...

Mike, you have a stong opinion regarding the stock "awesomeness" of this bike but I'd strongly disagree that the stock exhaust is the best choice a person can make. I'd argue it shoudl be one of the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2015, 12:13 PM
Replies: 12,530
Views: 2,409,491
Posted By Taurkon
Marco

Marco
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2015, 06:16 AM
Replies: 12,530
Views: 2,409,491
Posted By Taurkon
Between battery and exhaust, 10 - 15 lbs can be...

Between battery and exhaust, 10 - 15 lbs can be significant depending on what type of riding you are doing. This bike should not be over 300 lbs imo and anything to rectify that, I'm game. I'd also...
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2015, 05:40 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,482
Posted By Taurkon
I'll second this and I'm not sure where this...

I'll second this and I'm not sure where this mis-information came from it it has sure been perpetuated on the net. I've a 501S that i bought in January and the dealer (A&E Racing in Brooks, Ab who I...
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2015, 05:25 AM
Replies: 12,530
Views: 2,409,491
Posted By Taurkon
Um, not sure where markk53 says he does not own a...

Um, not sure where markk53 says he does not own a CRF250L. I've 6 bikes sitting in the garage right now.

My wife said the other day... Frankie (her CRF250L) is her least favorite bike. Put...
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2015, 11:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 685
Posted By Taurkon
I echo this as well. I had an XR200R I bought...

I echo this as well. I had an XR200R I bought for my wife to learn on and it was a fantastic bike. I then passed it on to my son-inlaw for him to start riding on, and next thing you know, he sold...
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2015, 08:17 AM
Replies: 9,154
Views: 1,921,192
Posted By Taurkon
I was having similar issues with the front brakes...

I was having similar issues with the front brakes on one of my bikes. Flushed the lines on the weekend and then used 150 grit sand paper on both rotors and pads. Significant difference. When...
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2015, 06:13 AM
Replies: 12,530
Views: 2,409,491
Posted By Taurkon
I've had a lot of bikes over the years; the 501S...

I've had a lot of bikes over the years; the 501S still gives me one of the toughest grins to wipe off but is also a bike that can get you in trouble quickly if you skill off-road does not match the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2015, 06:08 AM
Replies: 12,530
Views: 2,409,491
Posted By Taurkon
Just because you are not a beginner rider, does...

Just because you are not a beginner rider, does not mean the CRF-L is not a beginners bike. It is; no question about it. Power is on the very low side, the seat height is low, the suspension is...
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2015, 06:48 AM
Replies: 12,530
Views: 2,409,491
Posted By Taurkon
+1 For the $1500 difference, the only...

+1

For the $1500 difference, the only reason I would NOT buy the WR is if it was too tall and you didn't want to spend the cash to lower it.
Forum: The Garage 04-06-2015, 06:43 AM
Replies: 3,132
Views: 447,797
Posted By Taurkon
Somewhat productive weekend. Work I did on...

Somewhat productive weekend.

Work I did on my 990 Adventure
- Replaced fork seals
- Replaced front brake line
- Replaced battery with Shorai
- Replaced air filter
- Oil change

Work...
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2015, 11:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,096
Posted By Taurkon
Wifey has the 250L; her nickname for it is...

Wifey has the 250L; her nickname for it is "Franklin" after the tortise. She really likes the bike for what it is, but she also owns an F650GS and a KTM 200XC so she also knows what it is not. For...
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2015, 09:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,152
Posted By Taurkon
That was really awesome and enjoyable to watch a...

That was really awesome and enjoyable to watch a 650L haul ass so hard. Your cornering abilities were impressive!

Thanks for sharing
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2015, 11:45 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,011
Posted By Taurkon
Don't buy a WR250R or CRF250L. They are both...

Don't buy a WR250R or CRF250L. They are both pigs and you will not truly enjoy the riding experience like you should on either of these bikes. I agree with the poster that states "Lightest and...
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2015, 11:32 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,446
Posted By Taurkon
Here, go have some fun! :freaky ...

Here, go have some fun! :freaky

http://www.advpulse.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Lyndon-Poskitt-KTM-690-Rally-Adventure-Bike-Basil-561x403.jpg
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Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2015, 05:50 AM
Replies: 568
Views: 50,608
Posted By Taurkon
Installed the Midwest Mountain levers on the...

Installed the Midwest Mountain levers on the Husky over the weekend. I have them on my Berg TE 250 and they are pure magic. Not a lot different on the 501, although the clutch has a somewhat...
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2015, 06:19 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,760
Posted By Taurkon
Wow, talk about muddying the water Mark. Op...

Wow, talk about muddying the water Mark.

Op has said the following:

1. Want's something more capable
2. Similar service intervals to the CRFL
3. Considering 690
4. Would consider a...
Forum: Thumpers 03-11-2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 9,154
Views: 1,921,192
Posted By Taurkon
I understand the frame on the EXC is not the same...

I understand the frame on the EXC is not the same as the SX bikes, which makes sense on account of the PDS rear suspension. So I suspect you are correct that it may be a few years. On the other...
Forum: Thumpers 03-11-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,760
Posted By Taurkon
Even if a KTM puts a shit eating grin that cannot...

Even if a KTM puts a shit eating grin that cannot be wiped off your face, provides an adrenelin that no WRR or CRFL will ever give, and keeps you dreaming of riding while you sit in the office...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-11-2015, 05:48 AM
Replies: 4,223
Views: 1,058,894
Posted By Taurkon
http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g151/Taurkon/Sep...

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g151/Taurkon/September%202011%20Bike%20Trip/P1040800.jpg (http://s55.photobucket.com/user/Taurkon/media/September%202011%20Bike%20Trip/P1040800.jpg.html)
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Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2015, 01:40 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,760
Posted By Taurkon
Watch Motonomad. ...

Watch Motonomad.

https://gumroad.com/l/motonomad

KTM 500 EXC - 7000km, 2 oil changes, a tire change, a few punctures... ridden by professional racers who put the bikes through the grind. ...
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2015, 01:18 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,971
Posted By Taurkon
Sounds like you've made up your mind, but I'll...

Sounds like you've made up your mind, but I'll throw out my 2 cents anyhow. I've rode quite a few different types and styles of bikes. I am a STRONG believer you should have a bike that puts a shit...
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 12,530
Views: 2,409,491
Posted By Taurkon
Sam, I didn't look at the details of your dyno...

Sam, I didn't look at the details of your dyno but figured you must have gone with a big bore kit. One of the things we looked at before the wife purchased the CRFL was a KTM 350. Did you plan on...
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 12,530
Views: 2,409,491
Posted By Taurkon
Quite impressive. Exactally half that of my 500....

Quite impressive. Exactally half that of my 500. Any thoughts on a revised maintenance schedule?
Forum: Thumpers 03-09-2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 3,418
Views: 345,339
Posted By Taurkon
Been using them for a few years now on my Berg...

Been using them for a few years now on my Berg TE250 and ordered a new pair up last week for my Husky FE 501. Best levers I've ever used and all my friends and even my wife love the easy pull with...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-08-2015, 08:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 560
Posted By Taurkon
They are not that bad. I'll just keep em then. ...

They are not that bad. I'll just keep em then.

Thanks for the responses guys
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-06-2015, 01:30 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 249
Posted By Taurkon
Front brake lines

Anyone replaced the front brake lines with non-oem? If so, mind sharing what brand you used and any thing to be aware of? My stockers are dead and if I could find braded lines, I'd rather use them.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-06-2015, 01:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 560
Posted By Taurkon
Fork Tubes

Anyone know of a pair of fork tubes to fit an 07' 990A? Brake lines on a high fender conversion rubbed the tubes to the point where the tubes have a flat spot. Not sure how much the forks integrity...
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2015, 01:57 PM
Replies: 568
Views: 50,608
Posted By Taurkon
On my 990 Adventure, if I overfilled the tank or...

On my 990 Adventure, if I overfilled the tank or the bike went over on it's side, I had issues with the bike starting. It had to do with fuel and vapors in the charcoal canister. Until I cleared...
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2015, 06:43 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,681
Posted By Taurkon
Wife just bought a CRFL so I have been following...

Wife just bought a CRFL so I have been following and contributing in the CRF205L thread. I had really wished she would have gone with the WRR but due to her height, she was more comfortable with a...
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2015, 06:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,200
Posted By Taurkon
So, I've never ridden a 350 so take my opinion...

So, I've never ridden a 350 so take my opinion with a grain of salt.

I've always ridden 2T dirtbikes, mostly 250's and 300's in recent years until a few months ago. I purchased a FE 501 S in...
Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2015, 05:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 657
Posted By Taurkon
Filling the bike too much will do it. That...

Filling the bike too much will do it. That happened on my KTM 990 a few times. Best to just rip off the emmissions crap on your 501. It's really about 10 minutes worth of time and a few small...
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 3,807
Views: 602,523
Posted By Taurkon
I can't speak for the 350, but I believe there is...

I can't speak for the 350, but I believe there is a lot of mis-information about the 15's that is circulating.

I recently purchased a Husky FE 501 S (same engine and computer as the 500 EXC from...
Forum: Face plant 03-03-2015, 11:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,333
Posted By Taurkon
Fortunate you certainly are, but the lack of...

Fortunate you certainly are, but the lack of damage to the KTM Beast is not surprising. I'm holding onto mine for life.

I'm a little surprised the HB hardcase latch was not damaged. Impressive!
Forum: Trip Planning 03-03-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,956
Posted By Taurkon
Russia is divided into districts, and most of...

Russia is divided into districts, and most of their roads are controlled by the military still. Even if you could land on Russian soil, even if you could find fuel to ride through parts of Siberia,...
Forum: Trip Planning 03-03-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,840
Posted By Taurkon
I like what Little Bike said. Start small. You...

I like what Little Bike said. Start small. You said you are a beginner who wants to ride trails, but you don't have a truck to transport a bike. Most of the bikes mentioned are not dirtbikes, and...
Forum: Racing 03-03-2015, 07:24 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 16,019
Posted By Taurkon
Oh Plz!!!! Wasn't JS the fastest man on the...

Oh Plz!!!! Wasn't JS the fastest man on the planet a few years ago? RV is fast, but he has never proven himself to be the fastest at mx. Why the hell would he race the MXGP if it was a given he...
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2015, 06:03 AM
Replies: 568
Views: 50,608
Posted By Taurkon
Damn, did you do anything with the stock...

Damn, did you do anything with the stock suspension; otherwise I can't imagine running the bike at the track unless you weigh a buck forty. :)

I'm assuming you pulled off all the emmissions...
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2015, 05:59 AM
Replies: 568
Views: 50,608
Posted By Taurkon
I clean my bike throughly after every ride, and...

I clean my bike throughly after every ride, and often will spray it down with silicone before I ride, especially under the fenders. Have not been in lots of mud yet, but not any hint of discolouring...
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