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Forum: Racing Yesterday, 06:00 AM
Replies: 888
Views: 61,666
Posted By 5 speed
As one of the posters commented regarding the...

As one of the posters commented regarding the Bivouac and RVs, and some of the comforts and Dakar being soft.....


On that note, do you think that the tracks are laid out to accommodate the most...
Forum: Thumpers 12-16-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,139
Posted By 5 speed
Great testimonial!!! I will normally do a 50...

Great testimonial!!! I will normally do a 50 mile loop in the forest and I need something thats not going to leave me stranded for potentially a 20 mile walk back to the truck.

I do need to...
Forum: Thumpers 12-16-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,139
Posted By 5 speed
Thanks for that, you have a good perspective. I...

Thanks for that, you have a good perspective. I really loved my 530; in a way the best bike I have owned that could do most everything in the world of dirt. I knew the first day I rode it in the...
Forum: Thumpers 12-14-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,139
Posted By 5 speed
Ridefreak, nice bike!!! GOOD TO HEAR ON THE...

Ridefreak, nice bike!!! GOOD TO HEAR ON THE COMPARISON BETWEEN THE 500.
Forum: Thumpers 12-14-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,139
Posted By 5 speed
Thanks Ridefreak! I found an 08 for 4K with 60...

Thanks Ridefreak! I found an 08 for 4K with 60 hours on it. I am trying to keep in the 3,500.00 price range (mainly so I dont have to sell my other two bikes)
Forum: Thumpers 12-14-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,139
Posted By 5 speed
KTM 300- history, which years are the good ones?

Yea, I posted this over in the 2 stroke section but no replies so I know you boys also have a 2 smoke leaning the corner, probably running castor oil too -(ah I love the smell of burning castor in...
Forum: Thumpers 12-13-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 226
Posted By 5 speed
Can someone give me info on KTM 300 recent history

Hi there. I recently sold my 08 KTM 530. I miss it. However, I really dont miss the top heavy weight.

So, been wanting a 300. Best bike in the world??? Dont know but would like to find out....
Forum: Racing 12-11-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 888
Views: 61,666
Posted By 5 speed
Well only time and fate will tell. lts...

Well only time and fate will tell. lts definitely the best sounding entry in the race (on 4 wheels) and the motor sounds very angry :eek1. Hope luck is on his side and cool heads prevail. Besides...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-08-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,266
Posted By 5 speed
I guess my deal would be what will have to pay...

I guess my deal would be what will have to pay for it? $3,500.00 or less? Cause if its more than that you can find one with less miles (like 15-25K) and maybe farkled up pretty good so why dump...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-06-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,053
Posted By 5 speed
I think these might be the trick, I am skiddish...

I think these might be the trick, I am skiddish now of anything high up. The Arai is definitely the helmet for me ( I plan on purchasing a new XD4) and use it on my Harley as well if I am going on...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-05-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,053
Posted By 5 speed
yea thats them. anybody have them on the 950...

yea thats them. anybody have them on the 950 and do they work?????
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-05-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,053
Posted By 5 speed
need a set of mirrors that sit low but work

Sorry been through several options and for my last trip had to put the stock lollipops on. They are in the perfect spot to see perfectly. However the wind turbulence they are creating on the side...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 12-05-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,146
Posted By 5 speed
Clearly a nice steering stabilizer is the best...

Clearly a nice steering stabilizer is the best thing you can add to your bike for the sand. About my 3rd Dirt Bike down here i finally got a GPR for the 530. Have one now on the 950. I have been...
Forum: Ride reports 11-30-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 56,320
Posted By 5 speed
Lyndon, great stuff!!! Just got though all the...

Lyndon, great stuff!!! Just got though all the episodes and its fantastic!

I have a question, since you have the 690 you are traveling on, do you miss the 950? How is that single cylinder on...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-27-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,702
Posted By 5 speed
I have seen these (guess in 1190 sizes) ...

I have seen these (guess in 1190 sizes)
http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/shinko-804805-big-block-adventure-touring-tires

dont know how similar the Shinko and Kenda are?
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 11-27-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 904
Views: 120,764
Posted By 5 speed
[QUOTE Maybe that elusive sub-400lb, 12"...

[QUOTE Maybe that elusive sub-400lb, 12" suspension, $10,000 unicorn the inmates were asking for? :thumbup :rofl[/QUOTE]

Exactly!!! even better, the suspension adjusts to 6" for the...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 11-27-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 904
Views: 120,764
Posted By 5 speed
I do love the 950 for what it is, and don't...

I do love the 950 for what it is, and don't intend on parting with mine, especially after building it for the last 3 years. I have a new water pump and fuel pump sitting in boxes awaiting...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 11-27-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 83,930
Posted By 5 speed
Interesting to read about the screen problems on...

Interesting to read about the screen problems on the 1190. My 950 has a cut down screen after a bunch of money spent trying various options. I had a Cal Sci on there when I bought it but felt it...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-23-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 8,844
Posted By 5 speed
Wow what a beautiful piece!!! See now thats...

Wow what a beautiful piece!!! See now thats what Im talking about.
Forum: Europe 11-11-2014, 03:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 711
Posted By 5 speed
and once you are done with the sights in Belgium,...

and once you are done with the sights in Belgium, take the two hour train ride to Amsterdam and get off at Centraal Station. From there you can go to the Red Light district, museums etc. Lots to...
Forum: Europe 11-11-2014, 12:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 318
Posted By 5 speed
Hi there, in Munich for the week, anything going on Friday evening?

Hi just a friendly shout out to all fellow Adv riders in Munich. In town from the states and just wondered if there were any hangouts or places where one might meet for some story swapping, and beer...
Forum: Thumpers 10-23-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 330
Posted By 5 speed
left over 13 Husky WR 300-any good?

I know I posted in 2 smokes but havent heard anything...

hi there I have a line on a new one for a reasonable price. however I could also purchase a used 300KTM (older). what about these...
Forum: 2 smokers 10-23-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 853
Posted By 5 speed
left over 13 Husky WR 300-any good?

hi there I have a line on a new one for a reasonable price. however I could also purchase a used 300KTM (older). what about these huskys? are they reliable, do they turn good, suspension, etc? ...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 08-17-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,856
Posted By 5 speed
How do the flex bars work with an unbar steering...

How do the flex bars work with an unbar steering stablizer??? Cause no way I would give that thing up.

I rode a 1190 and got back on my 950 and forgot how much control I had dialed into it. For...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 08-17-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 64,687
Posted By 5 speed
Just so you know they sell this stuff by the roll...

Just so you know they sell this stuff by the roll at lowes that has a sticky back. did basically the same thing on my 950, and stuck it on the inside of the tool well underneath; works brilliantly.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-17-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,859
Posted By 5 speed
I will be in Munich in November, guess I will...

I will be in Munich in November, guess I will save a trip over as it would be costly and who needs that? Since Im not a special one. I think its also a cultural thing. I have dealt with Red Bull...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 08-16-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 355
Views: 41,946
Posted By 5 speed
For me they would have to fix the brutal heat...

For me they would have to fix the brutal heat issue I noticed coming up off the rear cylinder and pipes surrouding both legs and working up your torso. I live in Florida and it was horrible. I was...
Forum: Equipment 08-10-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,429
Posted By 5 speed
Heres a quick find on a trailer called 'the one',...

Heres a quick find on a trailer called 'the one', I would have bought one as I like that it folds and its light. Can get it on Ebay this is a review of it
...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-23-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 12,871
Posted By 5 speed
Just consider there are other low cost options...

Just consider there are other low cost options (in the big picture, mind you) out there;

http://www.xpcracing.com/Gallery

350.00 in suede. I found that it does not hold water. Went I my first...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-22-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,176
Posted By 5 speed
such a shame too. Even North Carolina is a royal...

such a shame too. Even North Carolina is a royal pain about their yearly emissions testing, rules around this are strict.

And then I live in Florida; no yearly inspections are vehicles at all,...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-22-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 546
Posted By 5 speed
I had asked the same about the 950 adv and have...

I had asked the same about the 950 adv and have heard different things so lets see what everyone says.....
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,258
Posted By 5 speed
and leaks start at the countershaft. I go...

and leaks start at the countershaft.

I go on the loose side of this measurement.

Looks just like your boys pic I referenced. Pretty easy.
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,258
Posted By 5 speed
Pretty much what it looks like (on the stand any...

Pretty much what it looks like (on the stand any how). I have it where if you push the chain up an inch behind the chain slider (shown in the picture) it starts to tighten at the top but not quite...
Forum: Thumpers 07-19-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,258
Posted By 5 speed
I decided to keep it on the long side, to make it...

I decided to keep it on the long side, to make it shorter I was going to reduce the wheelbase by more than an inch and I dont think that will suit me. Just cut off about 3 links. will run like that...
Forum: Thumpers 07-19-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,258
Posted By 5 speed
bible did not carry this info for the 530

bible did not carry this info for the 530
Forum: Thumpers 07-19-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,258
Posted By 5 speed
530 exc running 13/50 what length chain?

I dont know how long my new chain is its an RK gold x ring. I have 13/50 sprockets. I threw the box, old chain etc and I am trying to decide how many links I need to take off. I have the blocks...
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 786
Posted By 5 speed
be a whole new world.....

be a whole new world.....
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 786
Posted By 5 speed
Nice, I would want to have some supermoto wheels/...

Nice, I would want to have some supermoto wheels/ tires. I had a 625 SMC and it was still the best city bike I have ever owned. That rubber and wheel size was cat's ass. I could have had a set of...
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 786
Posted By 5 speed
yep ordered from KTM. Will be great to have all...

yep ordered from KTM. Will be great to have all that new and new chain/ sprockets plus going up two teeth on the back so looking forward to the change.

Just another note; you see on this board...
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 786
Posted By 5 speed
Yep, I was easy with the seal puller and it came...

Yep, I was easy with the seal puller and it came right out past the slider. I clipped the offending edge so the new one will have no clearance issues. I assume the red thick O ring up against the...
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