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Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 2,173
Views: 333,852
Posted By Scubatoe
Greg - I bought the 350 for exactly the reasons...

Greg - I bought the 350 for exactly the reasons you state, and was probably about the same skill level. I saw some good improvement in difficult terrain on the 350, but didn't get to where I wanted...
Forum: Thumpers 07-05-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 2,173
Views: 333,852
Posted By Scubatoe
I understand well the urge to go new and pretty,...

I understand well the urge to go new and pretty, but here's what I'd do if I were you (which is really not true, because if we were literally talking about what I'd do, then we'd have to talk about...
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 2,173
Views: 333,852
Posted By Scubatoe
I bought my 350 seeking to improve my bike...

I bought my 350 seeking to improve my bike handling skills (which it did quite well) and followed it not long thereafter with a trials bike which resulted in HUUUUGE gains.

Totally recommend it.
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 2,173
Views: 333,852
Posted By Scubatoe
Interesting. Mine has been a bear to find neutral...

Interesting. Mine has been a bear to find neutral usually.

Are those cold oil levels?
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-04-2014, 03:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,056
Posted By Scubatoe
Thanks for posting this. I've been trying to find...

Thanks for posting this. I've been trying to find my property boundary using my plat map and gps with iffy result (mostly because i refuse to shell out to Garmin for a larger scale topo map) so I can...
Forum: Trials 05-02-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 2,579
Views: 304,008
Posted By Scubatoe
Probably the ammonia - fogs aircraft canopies,...

Probably the ammonia - fogs aircraft canopies, too. Rubbing alcohol.
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2014, 04:41 AM
Replies: 2,173
Views: 333,852
Posted By Scubatoe
That's a valid argument, and one I would agree...

That's a valid argument, and one I would agree with, if we were talking about a dirtbike that you were going to ride around the truck.

But since this thread is about a dual sport, I think many of...
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 2,173
Views: 333,852
Posted By Scubatoe
That's a good point - if I had a complaint about...

That's a good point - if I had a complaint about the hard parts skid plate, it'd be that I'd rather have one that had wrap around protection of the case covers.
Forum: Trials 04-21-2014, 03:52 AM
Replies: 488
Views: 112,245
Posted By Scubatoe
Somehow I think Huzband might know that already...

Somehow I think Huzband might know that already...
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 2,173
Views: 333,852
Posted By Scubatoe
Well, my bike has been beaten up quite nicely,...

Well, my bike has been beaten up quite nicely, and the skid plate has held up just fine. The plastic doesn't end up bent and then become a PITA to line up bolt holes, like metal skid plates are...
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2014, 05:06 AM
Replies: 2,173
Views: 333,852
Posted By Scubatoe
The KTM hard parts plastic skid plate has held up...

The KTM hard parts plastic skid plate has held up nicely to some heavy abuse, and the fact that it releases with a single dzus fastener had made it awesome for oil changes.
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 2,173
Views: 333,852
Posted By Scubatoe
There's a DEDICATED rekluse thread around here...

There's a DEDICATED rekluse thread around here somewhere, right?
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 2,173
Views: 333,852
Posted By Scubatoe
What was the turnaround time?

What was the turnaround time?
Forum: Trials 03-16-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 836
Posted By Scubatoe
Well, there's some promising forested ravines,...

Well, there's some promising forested ravines, but I'm hoping: 1) to get to closing and 2) that I can find some rocks somewhere on the property.

Not expecting this, though: (I wish)
...
Forum: Trials 03-14-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 836
Posted By Scubatoe
I'm in escrow on 15 acres in MD. I'll admit, the...

I'm in escrow on 15 acres in MD. I'll admit, the backyard trials setup thread had a lot to do with my decision to look for a chunk of property when relocating from NV. Here I have a postage stamp...
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 2,173
Views: 333,852
Posted By Scubatoe
When the crank position sensor on mine went bad...

When the crank position sensor on mine went bad it wouldn't restart (or even crank) after it died. KTM replaced it under warranty.
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2013, 06:51 PM
Replies: 2,173
Views: 333,852
Posted By Scubatoe
I ride in northern Nevada, on an xcf-w geared...

I ride in northern Nevada, on an xcf-w geared 13/52, and weigh a good 220 or so with gear. Long, loose, sandy hill climbs in 3rd will usually need a quick clutch pull to get the revs back up, or a...
Forum: Trials 11-07-2013, 09:20 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,452
Posted By Scubatoe
Ok, i deserve that - 2 pistons on each side would...

Ok, i deserve that - 2 pistons on each side would make it awfully hard to have a stationary pad. I must have convinced myself that the pad had to be stationary with how far off the alignment of the...
Forum: Thumpers 11-07-2013, 08:45 PM
Replies: 2,173
Views: 333,852
Posted By Scubatoe
Find yourself an LC4 to ride for a couple months....

Find yourself an LC4 to ride for a couple months. After your hands heel, you won't notice a thing from the 350.:D
Forum: Trials 11-07-2013, 04:07 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,452
Posted By Scubatoe
Pistons seem to be moving fine. However, the...

Pistons seem to be moving fine. However, the disc rubs the inner (stationary) brake pad. I'm guessing I need to shim the caliper at the fork mount to move it slightly inboard, so that the disc sits...
Forum: Trials 11-07-2013, 01:14 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,452
Posted By Scubatoe
So the stationary pad on the front caliper is...

So the stationary pad on the front caliper is dragging on my Eco, which appears to have the same 4 piston AJP that is common to many models. Is there adjustability built into the caliper, or is it...
Forum: Trials 11-06-2013, 09:37 AM
Replies: 2,579
Views: 304,008
Posted By Scubatoe
Really wanted to make it to the last SactoPITS...

Really wanted to make it to the last SactoPITS event of the year, but I'll be heading to Seattle for the funeral of an old Navy buddy, instead. :devildog

Fuck. I'm way too young to be saying...
Forum: Trials 11-05-2013, 07:03 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,452
Posted By Scubatoe
Ditto on the pair I picked up last week from...

Ditto on the pair I picked up last week from Motoventures. I had to put a sticker on the number plate just to be able to tell which one was mine without having to check the VIN.

Had a couple rides...
Forum: Trials 10-30-2013, 12:56 PM
Replies: 2,579
Views: 304,008
Posted By Scubatoe
Nope. Checked the links, though, and doesn't seem...

Nope. Checked the links, though, and doesn't seem there is one.

I may try and catch - or at least go watch - the last PITS event in a couple weeks.
Forum: Trials 10-28-2013, 12:40 PM
Replies: 2,579
Views: 304,008
Posted By Scubatoe
Picked up a couple new Gas Gas Econos in SoCal...

Picked up a couple new Gas Gas Econos in SoCal this weekend for myself and a buddy. We're in Northern Nevada (Sparks and Fallon) - is PITS the only trials club nearby? I've heard rumor of one in...
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2013, 07:19 AM
Replies: 2,173
Views: 333,852
Posted By Scubatoe
The real takeaway from a class, though, is not so...

The real takeaway from a class, though, is not so much learning to ride slow, but learning the proper techniques to do it. If you're not so into paying for a class, there are some really good books...
Forum: Thumpers 10-24-2013, 08:54 AM
Replies: 2,173
Views: 333,852
Posted By Scubatoe
I don't have quite the same reach problem...

I don't have quite the same reach problem (5'10"), but i did go with a seat concepts low to add some reach, since i was changing out the stock 2x4, anyway. That said, I'll offer an alternative that...
Forum: Thumpers 10-15-2013, 08:17 AM
Replies: 2,173
Views: 333,852
Posted By Scubatoe
I'm 200#, and almost always have a GL Mojavi...

I'm 200#, and almost always have a GL Mojavi loaded with a tool roll, tube and snacks on the bike. I'm no pro (especially when it comes to suspension tuning), but I've beat the crap out of that bike...
Forum: Thumpers 10-14-2013, 11:17 PM
Replies: 2,173
Views: 333,852
Posted By Scubatoe
I have the seat concepts low seat. I'm 5'10",...

I have the seat concepts low seat. I'm 5'10", and while i really liked it for the better reach to the ground, now that I'm really comfortable with the bike, I'm less happy with the seat due to...
Forum: Trials 10-14-2013, 03:17 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,452
Posted By Scubatoe
Are the 2010 frame, suspension, head, carb and...

Are the 2010 frame, suspension, head, carb and rear rim really that bad?

I figured having the suspension re-sprung and re-valved (if not just flat out replaced) would be a given eventually,...
Forum: Trials 10-14-2013, 09:52 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,452
Posted By Scubatoe
Timely post. A riding buddy and i are currently...

Timely post. A riding buddy and i are currently waiting to hear back on an offer on a pair of new 280 Econos.

These will be our first venture into trials. Any recommendations on mods/accessories?...
Forum: Thumpers 09-22-2013, 11:59 AM
Replies: 2,173
Views: 333,852
Posted By Scubatoe
http://shoraipower.com/products?action=vehicle&typ...

http://shoraipower.com/products?action=vehicle&type=175&make=1337&model=7946&year=7946
Forum: Thumpers 09-21-2013, 04:03 PM
Replies: 2,173
Views: 333,852
Posted By Scubatoe
LiFePO4 battery. No starting problems, and lbs...

LiFePO4 battery. No starting problems, and lbs lighter.
Forum: EMEA 09-10-2013, 12:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,446
Posted By Scubatoe
I could pass on a few things i learned from the...

I could pass on a few things i learned from the one Edelweiss tour i did out there, but you'll get much better info from The King:
http://www.voxprof.com/kota/



(get a brat at the top of...
Forum: Thumpers 08-31-2013, 02:37 PM
Replies: 2,173
Views: 333,852
Posted By Scubatoe
Juan - what trail is that? My gf lives in South...

Juan - what trail is that? My gf lives in South Lake, and I've been meaning to truck the 350 out there for a visit.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-31-2013, 10:26 AM
Replies: 11,962
Views: 1,504,323
Posted By Scubatoe
Nah. Changing the exhaust would've pushed this...

Nah. Changing the exhaust would've pushed this build over the line.
Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2013, 10:35 PM
Replies: 984
Views: 152,889
Posted By Scubatoe
The knob on the throttle body pulls out for cold...

The knob on the throttle body pulls out for cold start, and rotates for idle adjust.
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2013, 07:05 PM
Replies: 2,173
Views: 333,852
Posted By Scubatoe
I've got a 30" inseam. I picked up the low seat...

I've got a 30" inseam. I picked up the low seat from Seat Concepts cover and foam for $160 and had it installed by an upholstery shop for $15. Works great for me height-wise, still leaves something...
Forum: Thumpers 05-08-2013, 12:23 PM
Replies: 2,173
Views: 333,852
Posted By Scubatoe
Lots of great riding around Middlegate - where'd...

Lots of great riding around Middlegate - where'd you go?
Forum: Thumpers 05-05-2013, 02:38 PM
Replies: 2,173
Views: 333,852
Posted By Scubatoe
I would jump on that deal. Way better than what...

I would jump on that deal. Way better than what I paid for mine.

Have a look at dollar vs. the euro performance since early 2008 to explain the difference between what you paid for the 690.
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