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Forum: Road warriors 11-16-2014, 05:51 PM
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Posted By ktmMike
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Forum: Road warriors 11-14-2014, 12:14 AM
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Views: 185,490
Posted By ktmMike
Good. Let me know when you are ready to come...

Good. Let me know when you are ready to come through here. I'll meet you and show you the best twisty roads in the country. 74 is right here near the house. The Dragon has become too much of a circus...
Forum: Road warriors 11-12-2014, 10:27 PM
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Posted By ktmMike
I rode through Silver City on one of my trips...

I rode through Silver City on one of my trips through NM, and stayed up at the Gila Cliff Dwellings, but I don't remember ever going down Highway 90.




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Forum: Road warriors 11-11-2014, 11:38 PM
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Posted By ktmMike
Hey Velvet, White Signal is in a pretty remote...

Hey Velvet,
White Signal is in a pretty remote part of NM.
I'll bet you have to know exactly where every gas station is to ride an SM-R around there:lol3.
Forum: Road warriors 11-11-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 846
Views: 185,490
Posted By ktmMike
Hi Craig! Yeah, I'm taking it out again...

Hi Craig!

Yeah, I'm taking it out again today.
There's always a sense of urgency this time of year because this may be the last really good riding day for a long time before they ruin all the...
Forum: Road warriors 11-11-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 846
Views: 185,490
Posted By ktmMike
Laugh I have tried many different tires on my SM-R...

I have tried many different tires on my SM-R (24,000 miles worth while never getting more than 1600 miles on any single rear tire up here in the twisties and never more than 2000 on a front.
The...
Forum: Road warriors 11-11-2014, 06:42 AM
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Views: 185,490
Posted By ktmMike
Yesterday my fuel light came on at 89 miles of...

Yesterday my fuel light came on at 89 miles of steep and twisty Western NC mountain roads.
Forum: Road warriors 11-11-2014, 06:34 AM
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Views: 185,490
Posted By ktmMike
Cool2 * Well I finally got an interested...

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Well I finally got an interested buyer, but I just couldn't bring myself to sell it!

Still riding the SM-R
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-26-2014, 05:31 AM
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Posted By ktmMike
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Forum: Road warriors 07-06-2014, 12:39 PM
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Views: 185,490
Posted By ktmMike
Cool2 <a...

<a href="http://s815.photobucket.com/user/roadscout/media/KTM990adrt_zpsb7a75a42.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i815.photobucket.com/albums/zz74/roadscout/KTM990adrt_zpsb7a75a42.jpg"...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-04-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 1,295
Views: 68,072
Posted By ktmMike
Question They stopped carrying PREMIUM gasoline a long...

They stopped carrying PREMIUM gasoline a long time ago, so I stopped going there.
Have they started carrying PREMIUM gasoline again ???

(KTM's use PREMIUM, so for the last few years, I've been...
Forum: Road warriors 03-31-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 846
Views: 185,490
Posted By ktmMike
:bowAnd your SM-R was even more perfect than the...

:bowAnd your SM-R was even more perfect than the rest of ours because you found a way to immobilize the immobilizer:eek1.
Forum: Road warriors 03-31-2014, 07:18 AM
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Views: 185,490
Posted By ktmMike
:thumbYeah, even on the twistiest, lumpiest,...

:thumbYeah, even on the twistiest, lumpiest, steepest, most beat up roads we've got, it stays PLANTED to the pavement, and any more power would be useless here.






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Forum: Road warriors 03-30-2014, 04:18 AM
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Views: 185,490
Posted By ktmMike
Laugh http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=991852

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=991852
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-29-2014, 12:16 AM
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Views: 68,072
Posted By ktmMike
Hi Skarsaune, The May rally is in Carter...

Hi Skarsaune,
The May rally is in Carter County:
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=918277



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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-29-2014, 12:02 AM
Replies: 1,295
Views: 68,072
Posted By ktmMike
I know Freddie from ETSU about forty years ago....

I know Freddie from ETSU about forty years ago. He lives in the maze.

Scooter says Black's sells beer. I think all those little stores do.

Don't they also sell beer at the little former gas...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-28-2014, 06:49 AM
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Views: 68,072
Posted By ktmMike
Yeah Scooter, we have a lot of East TN people who...

Yeah Scooter, we have a lot of East TN people who show up to the Nottarallies. Which county are you in?




Hi Shane!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-28-2014, 04:27 AM
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Views: 68,072
Posted By ktmMike
:thumb

:thumb
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-28-2014, 04:23 AM
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Views: 68,072
Posted By ktmMike
KTM MIKE'S FRIDAY OCTOBER 3rd RIDE Weather...

KTM MIKE'S FRIDAY OCTOBER 3rd RIDE Weather Permitting:


SAFETY IS FIRST: Please, no crazy stuff, no tailgating. Ride at your own safe pace, someone will be waiting at the next turnoff.

RIDING...
Forum: Road warriors 03-26-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 846
Views: 185,490
Posted By ktmMike
Hi Whisp, I had two of the 950 Adventures. They...

Hi Whisp,
I had two of the 950 Adventures. They feel like trucks in comparison to the 990 SM-R, especially with full gas tanks.
The 950's are taller and have 2 big gas tanks, whereas the 990 SM-R...
Forum: Road warriors 03-16-2014, 04:32 PM
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Views: 185,490
Posted By ktmMike
That sounds like what my brand new 2008 KTM 690...

That sounds like what my brand new 2008 KTM 690 SMC speedo was doing.
They replaced it several times under warranty.
At one point I was going over 500 mph!





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Forum: Road warriors 03-16-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 846
Views: 185,490
Posted By ktmMike
Lot's of KTM speedos are reprogrammable. I am...

Lot's of KTM speedos are reprogrammable.
I am trying to remember all the different ones I have reprogrammed over the years.
When I reprogrammed for different wheel sizes on the 950 Adventures and...
Forum: Road warriors 03-09-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 846
Views: 185,490
Posted By ktmMike
Question Should we assume that you DID reprogram your...

Should we assume that you DID reprogram your speedometer with the new circumference of the new wheel/tire, and this is a different problem???
Forum: Road warriors 02-23-2014, 05:21 AM
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Views: 185,490
Posted By ktmMike
Bluhduh Warm and sunny, but . . .

Warm and sunny yesterday, so we took a ride into the Tennessee Valley farmlands to try to get away from all the pea-gravel they sprinkled over the pavement in the mountains. No such luck. It's...
Forum: Road warriors 01-26-2014, 06:35 AM
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Views: 185,490
Posted By ktmMike
Yeah, that 2nd post on this thread was by Tomoto....

Yeah, that 2nd post on this thread was by Tomoto. He added a bunch of VERY helpful stuff to this thread early on, but I don't think he has posted here in quite some time. (Maybe he sold his...
Forum: Road warriors 01-25-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 846
Views: 185,490
Posted By ktmMike
Question Hi Steve, If it's a kit, maybe it comes with...

Hi Steve,
If it's a kit, maybe it comes with all necessary pieces???
Maybe you should call the kit manufacturer and ask whether those additional steps are necessary? Surely they have tested it on...
Forum: Road warriors 01-13-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 846
Views: 185,490
Posted By ktmMike
I'll check out the Romney Rally. Who Knows? Maybe...

I'll check out the Romney Rally. Who Knows? Maybe I will see you there:dunno.




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Forum: Road warriors 01-12-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 846
Views: 185,490
Posted By ktmMike
Hey Patrick, check your PM's. *

Hey Patrick, check your PM's.



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Forum: Road warriors 01-12-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 846
Views: 185,490
Posted By ktmMike
Hi George! Ride on down here this summer! ...

Hi George!
Ride on down here this summer!


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Forum: Road warriors 01-04-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 846
Views: 185,490
Posted By ktmMike
Yeah, I would love to know how many 990 SM-R's...

Yeah, I would love to know how many 990 SM-R's they actually DID import to the US, & how many of them DIDN'T sell quickly enough for them to want to continue importing them year after year:nod.
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Forum: Road warriors 12-30-2013, 07:41 AM
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Views: 185,490
Posted By ktmMike
Laugh 99% sure that subject never came up in THIS...

99% sure that subject never came up in THIS thread.


I agree with Velvet.
WAY too many obstacles to make the effort worth it.

You should start your own thread titled,
"What are the...
Forum: Road warriors 12-21-2013, 05:42 AM
Replies: 846
Views: 185,490
Posted By ktmMike
Thanx Velociraptor. That will be helpful to us...

Thanx Velociraptor.
That will be helpful to us in the future.

I would have stopped right at the end of line 5 and said thank you Jesus:pope.





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Forum: Road warriors 12-21-2013, 05:26 AM
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Views: 185,490
Posted By ktmMike
Laugh bingo! *

bingo!



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Forum: Road warriors 12-18-2013, 07:18 AM
Replies: 846
Views: 185,490
Posted By ktmMike
Question . Yeah, I would be fed up with the whole thing...

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Yeah, I would be fed up with the whole thing too!

I guess I am still not able to follow where the switch of ECU's came about:

At the top of the 1st paragraph, they are installing a new...
Forum: Road warriors 12-15-2013, 07:33 AM
Replies: 846
Views: 185,490
Posted By ktmMike
Question (I just want to make sure I understand this...

(I just want to make sure I understand this problem thoroughly in case someone else on this thread has the same problem later on)



So if it ran fine on the 2008 ECU and the immobilizer was...
Forum: Road warriors 12-14-2013, 02:22 PM
Replies: 846
Views: 185,490
Posted By ktmMike
Question I must have missed something, Velociraptor. ...

I must have missed something, Velociraptor.

Why is it that you had a 2008 ECU in you 2010 SM-R ???

Did the original ECU have a problem separate from the immobilizer, or is the immobilizer...
Forum: Road warriors 11-17-2013, 07:37 AM
Replies: 846
Views: 185,490
Posted By ktmMike
You mean LONESOME Mtn. Rd . . . . . and yes you...

You mean LONESOME Mtn. Rd . . . . . and yes you can:nod.







. . . and here is a picture of the Guntertown Road site while they were still working on it:
Forum: Road warriors 11-16-2013, 09:54 AM
Replies: 846
Views: 185,490
Posted By ktmMike
You're close:nod. This is a picture of the Revere...

You're close:nod. This is a picture of the Revere Road collapse, but the one on Guntertown Road was just a few miles from this one. I posted a picture of the Guntertown slide someplace on Advrider,...
Forum: Road warriors 11-15-2013, 06:52 AM
Replies: 846
Views: 185,490
Posted By ktmMike
Laugh Craig, Sorry . . . my computer went out, so I...

Craig,
Sorry . . . my computer went out, so I have been absent for a while.
Did you go back & read the beginning of this thread?
We had a discussion about this smoooothness issue way early on....
Forum: Road warriors 10-17-2013, 03:36 PM
Replies: 846
Views: 185,490
Posted By ktmMike
Hi Craig, I'm trying to remember if I had to...

Hi Craig,
I'm trying to remember if I had to change a shim on this 990.
I've had 5 KTM's that all use the same shim set. I know I changed some on both 950's, & the 690 & the 530, but I just can't...
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