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Forum: Thumpers 10-19-2014, 06:06 PM
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Posted By ned quick
2013 KTM 350 vibrations

Just thought I'd share my experience with a couple of recent upgrades to my 2013 KTM 350 EXC-f. I purchased some "Vibranators" (see - http://www.vibranator.com/) and a BRP cushioned submount....
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 15,267
Posted By ned quick
Is the drz 400 a true jack of all trades?

Right on with that observation montesa. The WRR is an excellent bike in most respects, but for single track woods and steep climbs it doesn't really compare to the KTM. It also labors in deep sand,...
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 15,267
Posted By ned quick
Is the drz 400 a true jack of all trades?

I've ridden a drz400s (24000k) a WWR250 (15000k) and now a KTM350EXC-f (TransAmericaTrail from CO to OR) All three are capable bikes.

Contrary to what many might think, the KTM is very well built...
Forum: Ride reports 08-31-2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,155
Posted By ned quick
Ned Quick TAT Tales 2014 re: vibrations

Thanks Ian, I used to have a DRZ400s and I agree about the road riding. The KTM is worse I think. I'm thinking about these: http://www.vibranator.com/ UPDATE: Oct. 2014 I've installed the...
Forum: Ride reports 08-30-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,155
Posted By ned quick
Ned Quick TAT Tales 2014 - Summary and conclusions

Well, we just got back to Greeley Colorado. That's where we began the 2014 TAT Tales ride.

I thought I'd take a few moments to sum things up and make some final conclusions.

First of all,...
Forum: Ride reports 08-26-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,155
Posted By ned quick
Ned Quick TAT Tales 2014 - The ride back home

So the TAT is finished and now is the time to get back home. Currently, Ben and I are on our bikes riding back to Greeley Colorado (that's where I left my vehicle and trailer) From there, I'll be...
Forum: Ride reports 08-26-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,155
Posted By ned quick
Ned Quick TAT Tales 2014

You're absolutely right about the Wispering Willows Deanwife, it should be the Whispering Elms. Also correct on the Richfield/Fairfiled error. Thanks for the fact checks. I guess I had some trail...
Forum: Ride reports 08-25-2014, 11:07 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,155
Posted By ned quick
Ned Quick TAT Tales 2014 - Day 14

Morning came quickly to the Motel 6 today, and found both of us excited at the prospect of reaching Port Orford and the end of the TransAmericaTrail. But first we needed to load our trusty steeds and...
Forum: Ride reports 08-24-2014, 08:30 PM
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Views: 6,155
Posted By ned quick
Ned Quick TAT Tales 2014 - Day 13

We woke up early and said our farewells to the Last Resort RV park. Nice place. Back at the Dry Creek gas station we filled up the tanks and our stomachs at the breakfast bar in the gas station. Try...
Forum: Ride reports 08-23-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,155
Posted By ned quick
Ned Quick TAT Tales 2014 - Day 12

We said goodbye to Silver Lake after enjoying breakfast at "The Feedbarn".
They serve great food and have the most incredible collection of signs with snappy sayings or proverbs. You can also get...
Forum: Ride reports 08-23-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,155
Posted By ned quick
Ned Quick's near miss

Dang, I should have noted the gps coordinates! We tried to mark the fence as best we could so the same fate wouldn't overtake another rider. I made a mental note to take some florescent tape along in...
Forum: Ride reports 08-23-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,155
Posted By ned quick
Ned Quick TAT Tales 2014 - Day 11

Waking up in Cedarville wasn't difficult. Sleeping in the comfort of motel rooms (even ratty ones) has a softening effect which is a little bit like getting out of shape athletically. When you begin...
Forum: Ride reports 08-23-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,155
Posted By ned quick
Ned Quick TAT Tales 2014 - Day 10

We knew the day was going to be a long one, because we had called ahead to Denio Junction and had gotten the news that there was still no fuel to be had. The waitress at the cafe in Denio informed us...
Forum: Ride reports 08-20-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,155
Posted By ned quick
Ned Quick TAT Tales 2014 - Day 9

We reached Battle Mountain yesterday afternoon and while Ben went to look for some accomodations I took off in search of a place that would take used oil and recycle it. Checked with NAPA store and...
Forum: Ride reports 08-20-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,155
Posted By ned quick
oil filter

Thanks for the kind and generous offer. I was in Battle Mountain last night and decided to do an oil change and just leave the existing filter in. It should get me to Oregon. I had some 20w-50 Lucas...
Forum: Ride reports 08-19-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,155
Posted By ned quick
Ned Quick TAT Tales 2014 - Day 8

Morning found us at the Jackson Hotel where we had spent the evening after enjoying dinner at the Owl's nest a couple of blocks away. Eureka is an old mining town that has probably seen better days,...
Forum: Ride reports 08-19-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,155
Posted By ned quick
Anybody know - 2013 ktm 350 oil filterr

Wondering if anyone in Eureka NV knows where one might find a oil filter for a 2013 Ktm 350 exc? Heading down the TAT and the bike could use one. Thanks
Forum: Ride reports 08-18-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,155
Posted By ned quick
Ned Quick TAT Tales 2014 - Day 7

We woke up at dawn at the Whispering Elms Baker, NV. If you go through Baker, it's a great place to stay. Everything pretty laid back and mellow. Once we packed up and checked over the bikes we...
Forum: Ride reports 08-17-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,155
Posted By ned quick
Ned Quick TAT Tales 2014 - Day 6

Woke up in Richfield this morning and got our gear on the bikes and headed out to find some breakfast. Being the cheapskate that I am, I'm partial to McDonalds where you can get to sausage burittos...
Forum: Ride reports 08-16-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,155
Posted By ned quick
Ned Quick TAT Tales 2014 - Day 6

We spent the night in Ferron UT which is 14 miles north of Emery where we got off the trail. We were on the road by 9 which seems to be a recurring pattern for us.

Today's objective was to get to...
Forum: Ride reports 08-15-2014, 10:51 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,155
Posted By ned quick
Ned Quick TAT Tales 2014 - Day 5

As I mentioned, we checked into the Hostel in Moab. Turned out to be a good stay, especially for 32 bucks. I don't think we could have camped for any less. If you don't mind a shared bathroom, and no...
Forum: Ride reports 08-14-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,155
Posted By ned quick
Ned Quick TAT Tales 2014 - Day 4

It rained pretty much the entire night and so when we woke up in Dove Creek, we were pretty much expecting the day to be a wash (no pun intended) Turned out not to be the case.

We stopped at...
Forum: Ride reports 08-13-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,155
Posted By ned quick
Ned Quick TAT Tales 2014 - Day 3

We rolled into Lake City last night and grabbed a little cabin at a place called the "Wagon Wheel" Great accommodations, and you'd be hard pressed to find nicer people anywhere.

We managed to...
Forum: Ride reports 08-12-2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,155
Posted By ned quick
Ned Quick TAT Tales 2014 - Days 1 and 2

Finally we're on the trail. Went to Denver International on Saturday night and picked up my son and riding partner Bernard, and now we just finished our first full day on the trail.

On Monday, we...
Forum: Ride reports 08-03-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,155
Posted By ned quick
Ned Quick TAT Tales 2014

One more day before leaving the dwelling here in Canada to head out to Colorado to pick up where I left off last year on my quest to ride the TAT (that's TransAmerica Trail for anyone who might not...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-15-2013, 07:20 PM
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Views: 1,033
Posted By ned quick
Thanks so much for the "cup of cold water". You...

Thanks so much for the "cup of cold water". You guys are doing a fantastic job.
Forum: Ride reports 10-06-2013, 08:56 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 18,555
Posted By ned quick
Great ride report. Sounds like you met some...

Great ride report. Sounds like you met some awesome folks and had a great time. Hope you get to finish the ride soon.
Forum: Ride reports 10-06-2013, 07:43 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,737
Posted By ned quick
Those pictures say an awful lot. Glad you weren't...

Those pictures say an awful lot. Glad you weren't solo.
Forum: Ride reports 09-26-2013, 10:08 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,737
Posted By ned quick
Ned Quick TAT Tales 2013

I really like the Montana, although I have had some issues with it. (see page one of this report) It worked fine for the first year, but then the calibration went wonky and couldn't be fixed even...
Forum: Ride reports 09-26-2013, 08:26 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,737
Posted By ned quick
One can only hope. I think it could have been...

One can only hope. I think it could have been done, but at the cost of time (which was getting short) and some serious re-routing. If it were my only opportunity I think I might have gone for it, but...
Forum: Ride reports 09-26-2013, 08:20 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,737
Posted By ned quick
Ned Quick TAT Tales 2013

Thanks for everything Scott. You have an incredible ranch there - hoping that everything goes ahead as planned. Speaking of planning, I'm already thinking about next summer and thinking how great it...
Forum: Ride reports 09-26-2013, 08:05 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,737
Posted By ned quick
Ned Quick TAT Tales 2013

Thanks. I hope to do a bit more riding when I get back to Ontario. I love the WRR as well. Seems to be the ideal balance between weight, balance, and durability. I can think of better bikes in each...
Forum: Ride reports 09-23-2013, 09:17 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,737
Posted By ned quick
Ned Quick TAT Tales 2013

Day 15

It was with mixed feelings that I loaded up Miami this morning and headed out to the east, leaving the remaining TAT for another day. ...
Forum: Ride reports 09-22-2013, 06:01 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,737
Posted By ned quick
Ned Quick TAT Tales 2013

First the bad news. No pictures today. Ugh. I had my camera, and the battery was fine, but I'm a total idiot and didn't have the memory card in. I never saw the warning from the camera either - too...
Forum: Ride reports 09-22-2013, 04:28 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,737
Posted By ned quick
Ned Quick TAT Tales 2013

Great to have you along for the ride!
Forum: Ride reports 09-21-2013, 05:03 PM
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Views: 6,737
Posted By ned quick
Ned Quick TAT Tales 2013

Day 14

The day broke at 6am and by 7 I was sitting in beautiful downtown Dove Creek at Deb's Diner. Great place to eat and meet a few of the local folk. It always amazes me how open and friendly...
Forum: Canada 09-20-2013, 09:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,566
Posted By ned quick
something to consider

While you may be able to get it blue plated through some dealer doing a safety, if you ever have an accident (your fault or not) be aware that companies will do everything possible to disqualify you...
Forum: Ride reports 09-20-2013, 08:34 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,737
Posted By ned quick
Ned Quick TAT Tales 2013

Day 13

The day began in Lake City CO at 6am. Brrr...it was cold - 37 degrees Fahrenheit somebody mentioned at the little greasy spoon where I was having breakfast. Seems it was cold enough to...
Forum: Ride reports 09-20-2013, 07:43 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,737
Posted By ned quick
Ned Quick TAT Tales 2013

Day 12
The Antler provided a good night of rest, but morning has a way of appearing with clocklike regularity, so it's back on the road. This was going to be a big day so I thought I'd do my best to...
Forum: Ride reports 09-18-2013, 06:47 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,737
Posted By ned quick
Ned Quick TAT Tales 2013

Day 10 - 11

Day 10 begins in Boise City OK and ends on Colorado Springs CO. The night before I found a note on my bike. It turned out to be from Jerry Lewis (no not that Jerry Lewis, or Jerry Lee...
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