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Forum: Thumpers 11-02-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 9,797
Posted By grit.grease
I swear KTM's internal marketing strategy must be...

I swear KTM's internal marketing strategy must be "tease and keep them guessing" because what other company can get away with not publishing MSRPs, hell not even telling us if the bike will be for...
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 11,419
Views: 1,733,240
Posted By grit.grease
WTB stock tank

Anyone have a stock 225 gas tank they want to part with?

(in good condition without dents)
Forum: Vendors 03-31-2013, 07:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,129
Posted By grit.grease
Moab planking

http://i904.photobucket.com/albums/ac248/grit_grease/bits/IMGP2926_zpsb0897722.jpg

http://i904.photobucket.com/albums/ac248/grit_grease/bits/IMGP2925_zps9ee672b0.jpg
...
Forum: Racing 01-19-2013, 06:41 PM
Replies: 785
Views: 127,446
Posted By grit.grease
He's a true racer, he'll get in anything and...

He's a true racer, he'll get in anything and drive it full-throttle, compared to some of these car guys who are so serious and only care about this one race every year, strategizing... talented,...
Forum: Racing 01-15-2013, 06:18 PM
Replies: 785
Views: 127,446
Posted By grit.grease
enfermo = SICK!

enfermo = SICK!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-28-2011, 10:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,099
Posted By grit.grease
Carb vents

definitely check out your carb vent hoses, my 06 did this for a long time, felt like I was riding into a choppy headwind all the time. I replaced the T vent line with individual ones - made a huge...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-24-2011, 10:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,246
Posted By grit.grease
i was in the exact same situation a few years...

i was in the exact same situation a few years ago, and i ended up selling both and getting a 690e. sure, the new bike was cool (way cooler than a 640), but within about a week i was having serious...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-24-2011, 10:04 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 15,855
Posted By grit.grease
speed kills. they allowed and then outlawed...

speed kills.
they allowed and then outlawed big twins a couple times in the Dakar, first the BMWs back in the day and then the KTM 950s. And this year they limited the pros to 450cc so the 690s...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-15-2011, 03:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,950
Posted By grit.grease
690

Why not a 690E? They are fast, fuel injected, way more of a dirt bike than any 9xx, but will still go down the road just fine. And there are a few different big tank and luggage options.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-14-2011, 11:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,529
Posted By grit.grease
Who am I to say, since I don't know you - but for...

Who am I to say, since I don't know you - but for most novice riders I would probably suggest something smaller as a first 'adventure' bike. A 950 off road is going to be a really steep learning...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-24-2011, 02:28 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,538
Posted By grit.grease
9xx socialism

we should start some kind of OC collective ownership group, because it seems like everyone is always changing their minds about whether they want an ADV or an SE. including me. most of the time i...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-27-2011, 10:18 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,197
Posted By grit.grease
sounds good to me. let's hope that dream comes...

sounds good to me. let's hope that dream comes true. hopefully KTM doesn't do like ducati and try to chase the money buy building a cruiser...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-26-2011, 04:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,333
Posted By grit.grease
looks like a yamaha to me

looks like a yamaha to me
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-25-2011, 05:50 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,197
Posted By grit.grease
3 engines

For Dakar they were limited to three engines. KTM said they were rebuilding theirs every two days. These type of dirt bike engines have maintenance intervals that are not acceptable to most...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-24-2011, 02:46 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,197
Posted By grit.grease
165kg?!

a 365 pound v-twin adventure bike of any displacement would be great, but there's no way KTM or anyone else is going to pull that off. How much weight is a 750 or 800 twin really going to be able...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-13-2011, 06:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,123
Posted By grit.grease
Hdb?

This might be what you're after: Highway Dirt Bikes

http://www.highwaydirtbikes.com/HDB_Shop/
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-13-2011, 06:36 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,197
Posted By grit.grease
nope

Nah, let's leave BMW out of this. Ha!

Anyway, the 690 is no twin, for sure but it does make the same power as a twin of the same displacement. Add to that the ease of single-cylinder upkeep,...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-13-2011, 02:00 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,197
Posted By grit.grease
But do we really need a "middle weight twin" with...

But do we really need a "middle weight twin" with the power they can get out of a big single now (690) ? If you haven't ridden one I think you would be impressed. Add bigger tanks and fairing and...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-11-2011, 12:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,793
Posted By grit.grease
+1 tire levers

I use three tire levers. Shove 'em under the bead a couple inches apart. Push down on the two outer and pull up on the one in the middle. Another inmate showed me this trick which so far has...
Forum: Racing 01-05-2011, 07:44 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 10,310
Posted By grit.grease
blenzall?

nice.
500 miles / 20MPG = 25 gallons * (50:1 ratio) = .5 gallons. that's a lot of "blenzall" to carry - i think we have something better worked out!
Forum: Racing 01-04-2011, 04:45 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 10,310
Posted By grit.grease
2t?

What's the skinny on two-strokes and the pits on the V2R? I was looking over the 2010 info and it looked like BajaPits was saying no two strokes.
Trying to decide what bike to get to race this...
Forum: Racing 01-02-2011, 12:57 PM
Replies: 12,452
Views: 1,017,506
Posted By grit.grease
11pm europe

what time is that here on the west coast, 2pm? for the highlights i mean
Forum: Racing 12-30-2010, 03:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 713
Posted By grit.grease
trial and error

sometimes with Barnett on a ducati you have to leave out one of the plates because the barnett are thicker than the oem. i know it sounds funky but you might try pulling one out and test it that...
Forum: Equipment 12-30-2010, 09:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 759
Posted By grit.grease
Q

Pretty sure they just called it the FMF "Q", not the Q1 because, well, there was no other Q at the time so no need for a number...

The Q is not going to be quiet like your stock muffler is quiet. ...
Forum: Vendors 12-24-2010, 05:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,555
Posted By grit.grease
sand update?

i was planning to get a new jackett this season and had my eye on the sand. is it worth waiting (are there any major updates) or should i go ahead now and get the '10 version?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-21-2010, 09:56 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 16,280
Posted By grit.grease
crash bars

having had my 950 go down hard on both sides on several occasions (the last time being when my x-wife backed into it in the driveway) i can attest to the superior strength of the SW crash bars. the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-18-2010, 10:59 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 16,280
Posted By grit.grease
nice

looks like stinky pinky's old ride - have fun with it, i turned many a wench on it back in the day... can't wait to see this wrap! what are you thinking, a cracked mud GL motif?
Forum: Thumpers 12-18-2010, 06:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,077
Posted By grit.grease
tricker

it's called a "tricker" its a yamaha XG250. they sell them in europe and japan but not here of course. although the real version is not near as cool as that prototype up there; in reality its kind...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-18-2010, 09:17 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,952
Posted By grit.grease
!!!!

they must have gone through the area with a semi truck because they also got my friend's 625SMC in soquel last week.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-18-2010, 09:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,977
Posted By grit.grease
yamaha

my girlfriend learned on a TW200 and loved it on and off the road. then we got an XT225. both great learner bikes, easy to find used and cheap.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-05-2010, 06:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,553
Posted By grit.grease
so, PA

so then is the part# list on the OC hall of wisdom website still more or less accurate?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-29-2010, 06:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 622
Posted By grit.grease
good luck

don't even bother replacing the o-ring, even if you can find the right size (doubtful), it is destined to fail and at the worst possible time.

get the evo you won't be sorry. i speak from...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-03-2010, 04:25 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,101
Posted By grit.grease
if you can't go, at least email

IF you don't want to go to Portland to attend the meeting, your input will still go into the record if you send an email to the Motorcycle Safety Committee:

Michele.A.Oleary@odot.state.or.us
...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-05-2010, 09:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 674
Posted By grit.grease
chris i am in ashland, about 15 min from...

chris
i am in ashland, about 15 min from medford. your bike is welcome here and if you need a place to crash for a night we can probably accommodate that too.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-23-2010, 10:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,571
Posted By grit.grease
bushings

i thought my bars were bent too but it ended up being the rubber bushings and the cupped washers that sandwich them. the underside washer on one side was seriously deformed after a few times i put...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-23-2010, 10:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,750
Posted By grit.grease
uh huh

these aren't for replacing adventure bikes. the idea is to get the gas powered bikes out of the local woods trails and inner city where range is not an issue. for most people, they go dirt biking...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-22-2010, 10:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,750
Posted By grit.grease
freeride

it is called the KTM freeride they have a website for it but in typical KTM style it does not reveal much info. from the pictures though, the bikes look very production-ready, not mock-ups. they...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-03-2010, 07:04 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,074
Posted By grit.grease
hmmm

i dont know where he's keeping it, but he's got it! now that was a strange turn of events. one day hes pissing on my campground the next day he's buying my kawasaki.... ah advrider, you are a...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-02-2010, 04:05 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,074
Posted By grit.grease
ya i got the one in rogue river. it ended up...

ya i got the one in rogue river. it ended up being an 04 but very very little hours on it, real good shape and perfect starting point for the destruction and torture that i will be bringing down on...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-02-2010, 12:27 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,074
Posted By grit.grease
got it

ah ha now i see. drank a bunch of nyquil last night and now that thing makes a whole lot more sense to me.

anyway , since a couple days ago things have changed for me - got a 200EXC and i'm...
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