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Forum: Vendors 11-07-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 704
Posted By Somber
Site looks great, and I love riding in Utah. I...

Site looks great, and I love riding in Utah. I zip over on my KTM, but maybe I can convince a friend or brother who doesn't have a dualsport to meet me in SLC and grab a rental. Best of luck to you!
Forum: Ride reports 09-11-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,912
Posted By Somber
Nice meeting you today

Hey Tom,

Hope you found a nice place to camp this eve. Eric and I enjoyed meeting and hiking with you in Arches today. Best of luck in your continued journeys.

Paul
Forum: Vendors 07-21-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 454
Views: 58,049
Posted By Somber
Paypal on the way, thanks for the cool product!

Paypal on the way, thanks for the cool product!
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 3,086
Views: 463,343
Posted By Somber
I have Fastway F3 pegs on my 990, and I like them...

I have Fastway F3 pegs on my 990, and I like them a lot on that bike. I got them for several reasons, but I made use of the available height drop when I installed. They only drop 10mm but that was...
Forum: Vendors 06-18-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 888
Views: 88,575
Posted By Somber
Good to know, as dry as it is some places I...

Good to know, as dry as it is some places I won't complain about moisture in any form, possible mud or lingering drifts will just add to the excitement :-)
Forum: Vendors 06-18-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 888
Views: 88,575
Posted By Somber
I am currently planning on riding the loop the...

I am currently planning on riding the loop the first two weeks of July, haven't yet decided where I am going to tie in and start, that will depend on external factors like possibly meeting up with...
Forum: Equipment 06-15-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 455
Posted By Somber
I liked the performance on the rear that I used...

I liked the performance on the rear that I used on my 990, but it was a somewhat squared racing slick in about 1800 miles, and I was tempted change it long before that. I would think it would...
Forum: The Garage 06-14-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,463
Posted By Somber
jealous

I like your place in the world. It all seems reasonable to me. With the amount of tree coverage your photos indicate the solar set-up will suffer somewhat so take that into account when sizing for...
Forum: The Garage 06-11-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,155
Posted By Somber
It isn't so much that I mistrust the patch, I ...

It isn't so much that I mistrust the patch, I just typically want to start fresh with a new tube after a flat event, after performing the repair on the side of a trail, in often times less than...
Forum: The Garage 06-11-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,155
Posted By Somber
I suspect most already know this, but there are...

I suspect most already know this, but there are tube patches that peal off of backing and don't require additional glue/adhesive. I know some don't feel they do as well, but I look at all these...
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 3,086
Views: 463,343
Posted By Somber
I like the bullet proof radiator guard design. ...

I like the bullet proof radiator guard design. They won't go on until you get your smooshed radiator straightened or a fresh one, but when you start fresh it may be something to consider.

I...
Forum: The Garage 06-09-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,155
Posted By Somber
Outstanding job documenting your process, lots...

Outstanding job documenting your process, lots of good technique and photos, many of which apply or can be used with wheel on or off. I have considered doing this in the past but I have always...
Forum: Equipment 06-09-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,278
Posted By Somber
Like most things, it is more complex than one...

Like most things, it is more complex than one would think. Helmet color and surface does effect how much energy and heat the shell will absorb from the sunlight. However, it also effects how...
Forum: Equipment 06-08-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 696
Posted By Somber
nice review, I've had mine for a couple of years...

nice review, I've had mine for a couple of years now (can't remember exactly, but found it on sale at newenough back when it was still called that, so it was quite a while back)

I've put many...
Forum: Equipment 06-06-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,182
Posted By Somber
SKS Supershort Mini Pump Many online...

SKS Supershort Mini Pump

Many online sources. I really like the design and how much air it moves considering it's collapsed size. Don't get me wrong, it is still a lot of pumps on a large...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 06-03-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 2,416
Views: 123,728
Posted By Somber
A bit more info: almost everyone starts at the...

A bit more info: almost everyone starts at the same place, I am sure some people go around back and cut into the trail to avoid buying or showing a permit, but the formal/official start of the all...
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 3,086
Views: 463,343
Posted By Somber
The main factor is that the coolant boiling point...

The main factor is that the coolant boiling point increases with pressure, so if the system is bleeding off through the cap you can boil and puke fluid at a much lower temp than normal.
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 3,086
Views: 463,343
Posted By Somber
I don't have an aftermarket pump, but I suspect...

I don't have an aftermarket pump, but I suspect something may be wrong with your cooling system. Is there a chance your fan is wired backwards and fighting air flow instead of aiding it, or maybe...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 05-28-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,525
Posted By Somber
jonyfi - you'll likely get more information and...

jonyfi - you'll likely get more information and responses in the GPS specific section of the site - "layin' down tracks"

see the top sticky thread in this section for more information
Forum: Thumpers 05-28-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 3,086
Views: 463,343
Posted By Somber
what I like most about my 2014 350 EXC-F

So, I decided to mostly hold my tongue on my impressions of my 350 EXC-F so far (other than rants in response to input from others), but I have over a 1000 miles and over 100 hours and I think I have...
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 3,086
Views: 463,343
Posted By Somber
Mine starts just fine, but one thing I have seen...

Mine starts just fine, but one thing I have seen mentioned a couple times now is cycling the kill switch if you had used the ignition to shut the bike off. My guess is the cycling of the fuel pump...
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 3,086
Views: 463,343
Posted By Somber
Just spooned on 130/90-18 D606 for some longer...

Just spooned on 130/90-18 D606 for some longer dualsport trip plans/hopes. Seems fine so far but I seem to be able to get by with most anything. For me the type of riding I am planning to do the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 3,086
Views: 463,343
Posted By Somber
I've had a similar experience while changing a...

I've had a similar experience while changing a tube in the middle of nowhere. In my case it was binding of the axle in fork leg/lug due to some twist of the fork relative to the axle centerline. ...
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 3,086
Views: 463,343
Posted By Somber
Truth, thousands of bicycle seats don't...

Truth, thousands of bicycle seats don't magically go bad over the winter, but a trip to the bicycle shop in the spring and seeing everyone in the shop with a new seat in their basket seems to...
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 3,086
Views: 463,343
Posted By Somber
I know everyone is different, and if you already...

I know everyone is different, and if you already know you like pillow tops by all means go for them, for me something like a Renthal full diamond seems to give me the longest time before pain or...
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 3,086
Views: 463,343
Posted By Somber
Congrats Andrew, some great photos and nice to...

Congrats Andrew, some great photos and nice to see and hear how well the bike is working for you
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 05-11-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 5,626
Views: 408,727
Posted By Somber
Rainbow - Tejas and the Gulf States is the right...

Rainbow - Tejas and the Gulf States is the right region (even tho we aren't Texas or a Gulf state - who knows)

This thread is probably the best bet, although you can watch for OKC threads, Tulsa...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 05-08-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 5,626
Views: 408,727
Posted By Somber
I converted a KDX220 two smoke, so anything is...

I converted a KDX220 two smoke, so anything is possible with some effort and a knowledgeable/comfortable Tag agent. I researched, got a Tusk "kit" - affordable and provided an receipt I could...
Forum: Vendors 05-04-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 797
Views: 191,425
Posted By Somber
I find the easiest way to "tighten" the ball...

I find the easiest way to "tighten" the ball adapter is to use a RAM arm - I just use a longish ram arm (can have the mirror on the other end, or put another ball adapter on that end, or just leave...
Forum: Vendors 05-01-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 17,390
Posted By Somber
just a thought - you clearly are very savvy...

just a thought - you clearly are very savvy coders, and you must have spent a lot of time smashing together disparate sources of info/data for furkot to use to make it's recommendations and proposed...
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 3,086
Views: 463,343
Posted By Somber
jealous, looks like fun glad your clutch...

jealous, looks like fun

glad your clutch stuff has settled in and you are out enjoying your bike
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 3,086
Views: 463,343
Posted By Somber
+1 - I grabbed some stick on motion pro weights...

+1 - I grabbed some stick on motion pro weights at a local shop - found the location directly opposite the spot on the rim half way between the valve stem and the rim lock, and stuck 2 Oz of weights...
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 3,086
Views: 463,343
Posted By Somber
Bad plan Andrew, clearly new grips are a...

Bad plan Andrew, clearly new grips are a must-d... Just kidding, glad you found some free new grips and seem in good spirits. I have seen some folks in the threads that swapped to their favorite...
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 3,086
Views: 463,343
Posted By Somber
Got it, I understand that clearly most disagree...

Got it, I understand that clearly most disagree with me and that is cool, the site would be pretty quiet and boring if there weren't different opinions.

I don't have a 4 wheel vehicle, trailer or...
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 3,086
Views: 463,343
Posted By Somber
everything depends - for people who want to keep...

everything depends - for people who want to keep things as light as possible and live with risk of smashing something and having to replace it sometimes instead of bolting on protection, it's not...
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 3,086
Views: 463,343
Posted By Somber
IMHO - nothing. The bike is pretty great stock. ...

IMHO - nothing. The bike is pretty great stock. I have added and changed things but none of them were "must do initial addons" as far as I am concerned.
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 3,086
Views: 463,343
Posted By Somber
I went from the bike book recommended Motorex...

I went from the bike book recommended Motorex 10/50 to the Rekluse recommended Rotella 15/40

I don't want to start an oil war, there is lots of good oil around. I personally have had good service...
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 3,086
Views: 463,343
Posted By Somber
I don't have a Rekluse on my 350 but I do on my...

I don't have a Rekluse on my 350 but I do on my 990. If you are noticing the slipping under power and it is heating up that much more than normal that quickly I recommend further adjustment.
...
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 3,086
Views: 463,343
Posted By Somber
the KTM one? the KTM part number is 77707988017...

the KTM one? the KTM part number is 77707988017 and it seems like your description. I don'tremember seeing an aftermarket replacement that is a direct fit, but I haven't been actively looking for...
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 3,086
Views: 463,343
Posted By Somber
It's a beautiful bike with the 6 days livery and...

It's a beautiful bike with the 6 days livery and additions you've made, but I like it best with mud added. Now if only I could perfect the relaxed riding position clearly mastered by your dog.... ...
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