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Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 227
Posted By dochstader
Parts interchangeability KTM 350 vs Husky 350

I currently own an '14 KTM 350 EXC W, and I want to replace it with another street-legal "medium" bike.
Enter the newest Husqvarna FE 350 S! Similar to the KTM, but with some perceived better...
Forum: Thumpers 12-11-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,236
Posted By dochstader
I am aware of the suspension differences - will...

I am aware of the suspension differences - will my KTM (high) seat fit? What about my 15.5 L KTM tank?
El Mur.
Forum: Thumpers 12-07-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 3,069
Views: 462,655
Posted By dochstader
Hey, David - yeah, I am back from Baja - brought...

Hey, David - yeah, I am back from Baja - brought a broken leg back with me! First real Baja "hit" in 25 years, but it is pretty bad - non-weight-bearing for 12 weeks!
Hope I am ready for the Desert...
Forum: Thumpers 12-05-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 3,069
Views: 462,655
Posted By dochstader
I have 120.2 hrs on my '14, and I am prepping it...

I have 120.2 hrs on my '14, and I am prepping it for resale - I love riding it, but I don't really trust KTM, as I have owned 6 of them, and this is the first good one!
I have an '15 on order, and I...
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2014, 04:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,848
Posted By dochstader
You should be aware that, in B.C., you cannot...

You should be aware that, in B.C., you cannot legally license a bike without a manufacturer's NIVUS.
That is why non of the Asian trail bikes are road legal - 'course, you can possible "fudge" if...
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 3,069
Views: 462,655
Posted By dochstader
Had my "W" for two months - 46 hrs on her! Most...

Had my "W" for two months - 46 hrs on her! Most exciting ride since the days of the KDX220!
I am off a 300EXC, and a Honda 450 "X", so this little gem has big shoes to fill!
I achieved 194.3 Km....
Forum: Thumpers 02-02-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 447
Views: 58,520
Posted By dochstader
Impossible to change with a flat in inhospitable...

Impossible to change with a flat in inhospitable conditions (desert), so I switched to mousse - hope I did the right thing!
Forum: Americas 12-12-2013, 04:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,862
Posted By dochstader
You can't belive how well stocked the dealers are...

You can't belive how well stocked the dealers are in Whitehorse - acceptable prices too - I had a tire problem in '12, and I was amazed at the amount of choice there was up there!

El Mur.
Forum: Road warriors 10-05-2013, 05:56 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,653
Posted By dochstader
I bought a Road King (early one) - I took it back...

I bought a Road King (early one) - I took it back after one ride and threatened to replace the "Harley" sticker with a "Jawa" sticker, it was so damned slow!
Fast foreward a couple of years, I...
Forum: Thumpers 09-04-2013, 06:45 AM
Replies: 14,870
Views: 1,604,994
Posted By dochstader
First off - I doubt there is any way to tell...

First off - I doubt there is any way to tell about the "doo" by listening - I have owned eight KLRs, and I have had two "doos" go, both unexpectantly, and without any tell-tale sound.
If you own a...
Forum: Americas 08-31-2013, 05:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,436
Posted By dochstader
There has already been frost in Dawson!

There has already been frost in Dawson!
Forum: Thumpers 08-04-2013, 05:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,356
Posted By dochstader
Hell, I have owned eight KLRs over the years - in...

Hell, I have owned eight KLRs over the years - in the '90s, I pre-rode the Baja races on one, I have ridden them under most conditions, and I currently own two! I have modified them, replaced...
Forum: Thumpers 05-16-2013, 05:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 456
Posted By dochstader
That is normal for my '10 - but what do you care...

That is normal for my '10 - but what do you care - if it seems great, "enjoy the ride!"
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-29-2013, 04:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,536
Posted By dochstader
Oxford grip heaters

I have Oxfords on two of my bikes. They have worked perfectly, but I find it a pain to have to reset them every time I shut the motor down - I have tried to "outthink" the controller, but, short of...
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2013, 07:10 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 18,083
Posted By dochstader
Well, my '10 was a (moderate) oil burner on my...

Well, my '10 was a (moderate) oil burner on my Alaska trip - my dealer fixed it within two days after my return - it is perfect now.
Pick your dealer for more than price!!

El Mur.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-25-2012, 06:41 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,363
Posted By dochstader
In the past 20 years, I have owned one...

In the past 20 years, I have owned one (troublesome) GS, and 8 KLRs.
That sums up my answer to your question!

El Mur.
Forum: The Garage 07-16-2012, 04:45 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,351
Posted By dochstader
And, when levering with tire irons, use 'em...

And, when levering with tire irons, use 'em backwards, so there is no "hook" to grab the tube!

When lubing, make sure the lube goes under the lip of the tire as well as the outside.
Forum: Hacks 02-01-2012, 05:56 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 21,362
Posted By dochstader
El Mur.

67 years young - the hack gets used during the off season - otherwise, my other rides take precedence.
Off to Baja next week - 10-day 2000 mi. trail ride on trails gleaned from Google Earth on my...
Forum: Thumpers 01-01-2012, 05:48 AM
Replies: 14,870
Views: 1,604,994
Posted By dochstader
IMS tank for post '08s

Anyone see/order the new IMS fuel tank for the post '08s?
I had a 7-gal for my earlier KLRs, and I am intrigued by this new offering!

El Mur.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-28-2011, 07:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 878
Posted By dochstader
Shattered my leg many years ago, on the Isle of...

Shattered my leg many years ago, on the Isle of Mann - led to (finally) a knee replacement (Sept. '09). My rehab was intense, but I was riding my cross-country race bike 40 days after the operation....
Forum: Beasts 07-21-2011, 06:32 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 26,475
Posted By dochstader
Wait for the '12 model announcement - KTM, look...

Wait for the '12 model announcement - KTM, look out!
Forum: Hacks 05-31-2011, 05:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,390
Posted By dochstader
Been using a Dauntless since '05 - first on an...

Been using a Dauntless since '05 - first on an '05 (KLR), and now on a '10 - the '05 exhibited a fair amount of headshake until I doubled the fork spring spacers, and (by accident) decreased the...
Forum: Ride reports 03-29-2011, 04:10 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 55,607
Posted By dochstader
Well, sir, yer do'n good - no one I know, can do...

Well, sir, yer do'n good - no one I know, can do a better "photo-journal" of Baja, and catch the magic of a place that has seduced me for all these years!

Thank you for sharing your talent.
...
Forum: Ride reports 03-14-2011, 04:27 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 55,607
Posted By dochstader
Gedster: As usual, you are a great...

Gedster:

As usual, you are a great "Photo-journalist"! - no one captures the essence of the adventure like you do!

Ell Mur.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-01-2010, 04:26 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 55,667
Posted By dochstader
El Mur

Sorry to rain on anyones' parade, but in my last year as a starving student (1966), I borrowed $1,250.00 from my mother to purchase my first new bike - a '66 Lightning! That was was worst p.o.s. I...
Forum: The Garage 08-28-2009, 05:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,054
Posted By dochstader
Let the air out, place the rim in a (as large as...

Let the air out, place the rim in a (as large as possible) vise - use a rag to shield the aluminum from scratches, tighten vise gradually (usually a little beyond perfectly straight), tale a look,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-28-2008, 03:28 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 18,471
Posted By dochstader
Honda "Valkarie"? - I remember them being FEMALE...

Honda "Valkarie"? - I remember them being FEMALE gods (godesses)!
Forum: Old's Cool 12-03-2008, 04:06 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 15,254
Posted By dochstader
I had one, bought it brand new with a $1,200 loan...

I had one, bought it brand new with a $1,200 loan from my mother when I was a Soph. in university - it was such a p.o.s., that, if you gave me one today, I would phone the police!
It became my only...
Forum: Hacks 04-03-2008, 06:37 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 17,409
Posted By dochstader
I have a Dauntless (Ural) platform setup that I...

I have a Dauntless (Ural) platform setup that I have been using as primary transportation since August '05, on my '05 KLR.
With a fair degree of hack experience, I feel qualified to comment on this...
Forum: Latin America 03-02-2008, 04:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 748
Posted By dochstader
I have parked @ the Motel 6 in El Centro - they...

I have parked @ the Motel 6 in El Centro - they had security, and would not take a $$$ donation.

I did stay the night there.

El Mur
Forum: Hacks 02-23-2008, 05:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,631
Posted By dochstader
Thanx a bunch! I am usually quite "casual"...

Thanx a bunch!

I am usually quite "casual" about rear wheel alignment on my two-wheelers, as I have never noticed much difference as long as the rear wheel was "close", but I have been quit upset...
Forum: Equipment 01-30-2008, 04:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,183
Posted By dochstader
Try Burnaby Kawasaki - they just received a huge...

Try Burnaby Kawasaki - they just received a huge shipment from a U.S. supplier...............................
Forum: GS Boxers 12-10-2007, 09:28 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 58,927
Posted By dochstader
I dunno - to put this whole topic into...

I dunno - to put this whole topic into perspective, my wife's nearly new Merc. convert has HID lighting (close to $4,000 - option from the factory), and I lave a late-model Ford pickup. We both...
Forum: Road warriors 09-25-2007, 06:32 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,105
Posted By dochstader
I honestly think it is not the cycle that is the...

I honestly think it is not the cycle that is the main target - it is likely the "boutique", and the aftermarket that reaps the profits. No one ever knows where that merchandise comes from, (usually...
Forum: Equipment 09-20-2007, 06:21 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,151
Posted By dochstader
Carry (or replace) the shift lever, and carry a...

Carry (or replace) the shift lever, and carry a spare rear brake pedal hanger. Make sure to use metel (not total plastic) lever-hand-guards.

El Mur (owner 0f 5 KLRs, and counting.)
Forum: Equipment 08-16-2007, 09:39 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,163
Posted By dochstader
I read an "engineering" dissertation on this very...

I read an "engineering" dissertation on this very subject, and the author stated the most sensitive area in the asphalt "patch" is right at the edge of the rectangle (or triangle). He suggested...
Forum: Hacks 06-05-2007, 04:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,490
Posted By dochstader
As great a bike as it is, the KLR is far from...

As great a bike as it is, the KLR is far from ideal as a hacker. The motor, (properly geared) is very good, but the very soft long-travel suspension makes proper hack adjustment extremely...
Forum: Hacks 05-15-2007, 05:36 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 21,481
Posted By dochstader
Rob: Dauntless was the supplier - I wanted a...

Rob:
Dauntless was the supplier - I wanted a "platform"-style rig, and he got some from Russia. The rig is pretty good quality-wise, but the installation was excellent! I would not hesitate to...
Forum: Hacks 05-13-2007, 05:54 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 21,481
Posted By dochstader
I hacked my KLR two years ago - I use it all...

I hacked my KLR two years ago - I use it all winter, but I remove it to get back on two wheels during the summer months, so I can't do any pics for you 'til October.

The KLR motor is excellent...
Forum: Road warriors 05-07-2007, 03:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,663
Posted By dochstader
Beemers for Reno, Nev.! Again - the ABS...

Beemers for Reno, Nev.!

Again - the ABS issue.
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