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Forum: Thumpers 11-16-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 478
Posted By Skullsplitter
State Farm and it is ~$55.00 / month. I believe...

State Farm and it is ~$55.00 / month. I believe I pay pretty close to the same for my 500 exc. My Tenere was not much different either.
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-16-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 298
Posted By Skullsplitter
In search of Fall Color - Ouachita Mtns

I skipped work Thursday and hauled my bike up to Albert Pike to get a little gravel grinding in and HOPEFULLY find some good fall colors. My route was from Albert Pike to Wolfpen Gap then to Mena...
Forum: Thumpers 10-15-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 776
Posted By Skullsplitter
Thanks guys! I am on parts buying restriction...

Thanks guys! I am on parts buying restriction with the wife right now..but will be changing it soon. Also need some barkbusters!
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-13-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,275
Posted By Skullsplitter
It appears 500 Road turns into E64 Road and that...

It appears 500 Road turns into E64 Road and that is the big bridge in your pic?? Trying to map out your comments. I would like to ride the OAT up and S to N and then route up to what you describe...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 10-12-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,543
Posted By Skullsplitter
There are some nice back roads around there. ...

There are some nice back roads around there. Long leaf vista is nice..hwy south of there is nice..and roads toward the lake are good. Gentle hills and pine country. I will look for some hwy names...
Forum: Thumpers 10-10-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 776
Posted By Skullsplitter
500 EXC gearing question

OK..I have been introduced to a little more trail riding with this bike. I have been bucked off this thing so many times due to its power and my lack of throttle control. I live in LA and ride mainly...
Forum: Ride reports 08-28-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 26,625
Posted By Skullsplitter
Nice meeting Y'all on the WRT. We were delirious...

Nice meeting Y'all on the WRT. We were delirious by the time we finished. Not sure I want to see sand for quite a while!
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-28-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,650
Posted By Skullsplitter
What kind of back rack is that on Dave's bike?

What kind of back rack is that on Dave's bike?
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-27-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 826
Posted By Skullsplitter
Here is a mapmyride of one of our day...

Here is a mapmyride of one of our day trips..looks like pretty good roads and will investigate the side trips recommended by Mountainsandrivers.

http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/485840964...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-23-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 826
Posted By Skullsplitter
Thanks! That is that exactly what I was looking...

Thanks! That is that exactly what I was looking for. I no longer have the tenere, traded it in for the 690 enduro.

Skill level wise I would say I am decent but still learning. I raced single...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-23-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 826
Posted By Skullsplitter
Locals advice please

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In the planning stages of a trip to Ouray in August. We will be riding and climbing 14ers. As...
Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,304
Posted By Skullsplitter
WS..bad ass video Ktminsfl..I will check out...

WS..bad ass video

Ktminsfl..I will check out that tool. Sounds interesting

Foot dragged..I must clarify that I am/was a very accomplished mountain biker before giving up bike for motorcycles. I...
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,304
Posted By Skullsplitter
I will do that thanks. I am still on riders...

I will do that thanks.

I am still on riders high. Still can't get over what that bike does when you get on that throttle!

The guy I met on the trail, also on a ktm, said "the most fun you can...
Forum: Thumpers 06-15-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,304
Posted By Skullsplitter
Thanks guys!

Thanks guys!
Forum: Thumpers 06-15-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,304
Posted By Skullsplitter
500 exc first trip in the woods

WOW!
shocked at what a bike like this can do in the woods and shocked at how tired I ended up getting. New respect for the fitness level required to ride like this.

Ended up riding about 3 hours...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-11-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 1,618
Views: 173,974
Posted By Skullsplitter
Just received the file. That is good work! ...

Just received the file. That is good work! Thanks a bunch and look forward to riding it soon!
Forum: Thumpers 06-07-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 849
Posted By Skullsplitter
Oh crap..I think I misunderstood you. When you...

Oh crap..I think I misunderstood you. When you said vertical, I thought you meant on rear wheel.

I actually did have it off the kickstand and put a torpedo level on it, so it was strait up. I...
Forum: Thumpers 06-07-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 849
Posted By Skullsplitter
Vertical..dang..that may be a little tricky! ...

Vertical..dang..that may be a little tricky!

Does the oil poured into filter chamber count toward the 1.5 or should that be extra?

Thanks for the feedback!
Forum: Thumpers 06-07-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 849
Posted By Skullsplitter
2014 500 exc oil level

Help!

Ok..New owner not real mechanical inclined. Lol

Just finished oil change. Followed book and youtube. Pretty sure did everything right, but question oil level.

From dealer best I can...
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 521
Posted By Skullsplitter
Thanks guys. I will find the balance info and...

Thanks guys. I will find the balance info and get on that.

You must know our Walmart! It is a miniature Angola prison in there! I just wanted to ride it.

Do any of you participate in the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 521
Posted By Skullsplitter
2014 KTM exc for dirt rookie

Noob here to performance motorcycles. I have a Tenere that I have thoroughly enjoyed, but find myself wanting to get deeper in the woods. I have researched the smaller bikes and had pretty much...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 05-31-2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 542
Posted By Skullsplitter
Thanks for the tip.. I brought this home...

Thanks for the tip..

I brought this home today! 500exc hope to see y'all on the tail soon!

...
Forum: Thumpers 05-31-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 501
Views: 200,814
Posted By Skullsplitter
Another new 500..1st bike of this kind and chose...

Another new 500..1st bike of this kind and chose it over wr250r which I had been thinking hard about. Picked it up today and have only rode the neighborhood when I got home. Good lord this thing...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 05-27-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 542
Posted By Skullsplitter
Toledo Bend Loop

I have been wanting to do this ride for a while now. I left Shreveport and took back roads to Logansport, LA than crossed the river to Joaquin, TX. Headed South down 87 to Huxly. I then ventured off...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 04-14-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 20,431
Posted By Skullsplitter
How did the ST handle the ride? Did you ever...

How did the ST handle the ride? Did you ever wish you were on a smaller bike?
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 02-11-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,244
Posted By Skullsplitter
Been in Shreveport most of my life. Pm me if you...

Been in Shreveport most of my life. Pm me if you need further info on NW Louisiana.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 02-11-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 974
Posted By Skullsplitter
Shreveport here..super tenere

Shreveport here..super tenere
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-12-2013, 04:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 651
Posted By Skullsplitter
Windshield

That is a Large Parebellum (22") I think. I am also using the Tourtech adjustable windshiel/ GPS bracket. I love the set-up and it was a major improvement over the stock windshield on stock bracket...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 11-12-2013, 11:53 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 211
Posted By Skullsplitter
2013 Fall Color Ride - South

I posted a trip report of my Fall color tour in Day tripping, but since it was in the Dirty South I figured I would liknk it here as well.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=933885...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-11-2013, 05:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 651
Posted By Skullsplitter
2013 Four States Fall Color Ride

I decided to take a quick trip up to Arkansas to see some color. I rode my 13 Super Tenere. This bike continues to amaze me. I also saw AR in a different light. To be so close to my hometown I...
Forum: Americas 08-31-2013, 04:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 502
Posted By Skullsplitter
Haha..What I Am NOT Expecting Is why! No...

Haha..What I Am NOT Expecting Is why! No Problems Yet..I ThouGht I WasGoingToHave ToMakeSome Beef Jerky Once, But He Didnt Charge.

Will Start On Evans And Climb The East Ridge Of Bierdstat Then...
Forum: Americas 08-26-2013, 08:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 502
Posted By Skullsplitter
The time has come..I will be on the road in a few...

The time has come..I will be on the road in a few days. I hope to bump into someone on here along the way. Still packing and finished my mods..they are as follows:

12V outlet off battery mounted...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 07-31-2013, 08:52 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 16,159
Posted By Skullsplitter
Shreveport here..new S10 owner. I hope to meet...

Shreveport here..new S10 owner. I hope to meet some of y'all at some point. Like the other guy mentioned, none of my friends have bikes either so my rides have been solo..which actually isnt so bad...
Forum: Americas 07-31-2013, 07:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 502
Posted By Skullsplitter
Ride and Climb

New S10 owner here in the big city of Shreveport, LA. I am planning my cherry popping ride now to CO. i plan to cross TX on 287 and then jump on the TAT around Clayton..i think..just befor Long...
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