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Forum: Equipment 02-21-2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 20,588
Posted By KTM Mike
I just ordered an 804 for the front to pair up...

I just ordered an 804 for the front to pair up with the Mitas E07 I already have on the rear. Hoping this might make for a great combo! It will be a while before I have any feedback on the 804 as I...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-16-2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,280
Posted By KTM Mike
V4play I have a 2006 DL1000 with stock...

V4play

I have a 2006 DL1000 with stock gearing. But I then realized some of what I was thinking of the engine feeling like it was "lugging" really wasnt - but was I think...clutch chudder. I...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-16-2015, 06:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 396
Posted By KTM Mike
You said it was for a Vee...based on your pics, I...

You said it was for a Vee...based on your pics, I assume you meant it is a Wee? If so, somewhere here on ADV is a fairly detailed write up from a guy that did what you are attempting. I had hoped...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Rockies 01-27-2015, 07:43 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 26,477
Posted By KTM Mike
It looks like they are - see the link in the very...

It looks like they are - see the link in the very first post? - takes you to the tracks. FWIW - I used them this past summer to ride from Moran Junction Wyoming down to Steamboat Lake . They were...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-17-2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,179
Posted By KTM Mike
I highly doubt chains would help off road. ...

I highly doubt chains would help off road.

Go with a more aggressive tire than a 80/20. Consider something like the Mitas E07, or Heidenau K60s
Forum: Equipment 01-13-2015, 06:10 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 45,310
Posted By KTM Mike
Another bump of this old thread. I am...

Another bump of this old thread. I am considering these, as well as the Alpinestar Scouts. I am following correctly that the Scouts might off a touch more protection but would be a bit stiffer, and...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-06-2015, 07:09 PM
Replies: 8,205
Views: 7,889,443
Posted By KTM Mike
8lives - Mitas E07.

8lives - Mitas E07.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-03-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 8,205
Views: 7,889,443
Posted By KTM Mike
Thanks Iron Rey and Comanche. Easy to do on the...

Thanks Iron Rey and Comanche. Easy to do on the rather empty roads of the Big Empty! Not much for traffic...and if there is, you have LOTS of advance notice! I wanted a shot of us that would also...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-31-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 8,205
Views: 7,889,443
Posted By KTM Mike
Here's one of my wife and I in the middle of...

Here's one of my wife and I in the middle of Wyoming's "Big Empty". This summer we did a 5,000 ish mile trip from Michigan to Wyoming, taking in about 650 ish miles of the Continental Divide Ride. ...
Forum: Equipment 12-29-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 20,588
Posted By KTM Mike
Ok - now I am really interested in these! I am...

Ok - now I am really interested in these! I am thinking of running an 804 front with my Mitas E07 rear. (primarily as my rear is nearly brand new, and front is about due for replacement).

Post...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-27-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,485
Posted By KTM Mike
The OP seemed to be interested more in something...

The OP seemed to be interested more in something better suited to racing enduro's than DS use (though it seems still interested in DS use). 2 strokes can be DSed, and are. 4 strokes can race...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-26-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 2,134
Views: 602,973
Posted By KTM Mike
Somewhere in Wyoming. Yes, we did eat...

Somewhere in Wyoming.

Yes, we did eat there.....

And got gas.

http://i384.photobucket.com/albums/oo288/KTMMike585/Wyoming%20Motorcycle%20Trip%202014/Wyovacapicscard1070.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 12-26-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,042
Posted By KTM Mike
Rhyano - I am finally getting to look at your...

Rhyano - I am finally getting to look at your ride report. Looks like you did indeed take in the sky flying hill etc. I mentioned! It is well worthwhile to go watch an event at the hill. Amazing...
Forum: Hacks 12-03-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,279
Posted By KTM Mike
Jay Sounds like you did own my old Conrad...

Jay

Sounds like you did own my old Conrad (the bike) and Connie (the sidecar)! Small world. Great to hear they are still a couple and on the road! I sold the rig with just short of 100,000...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-02-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,774
Posted By KTM Mike
I was just pokin some fun at ya with my C50...

I was just pokin some fun at ya with my C50 comment. :D You have to ride what ever puts a smile on your face.

If you want an ADV bike, take the steps to make it lower for you - dial it in to fit...
Forum: Hacks 12-02-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,279
Posted By KTM Mike
Moe - wow, thats surprising. I was very active...

Moe - wow, thats surprising. I was very active with COG back in the day - they even had pics of my bike on the website for a while. Guy Young (I think that was his name?) was one of the mucky...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-02-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,774
Posted By KTM Mike
Experience is a huge factor. The more truly...

Experience is a huge factor. The more truly comfortable, and skilled you are as a rider the less relevant seat height is. There is more to it than seat height though. (obviously) things like...
Forum: Hacks 11-27-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,279
Posted By KTM Mike
Yep - Motorvation Formula II to be exact. I put...

Yep - Motorvation Formula II to be exact. I put 50,000 miles on one bolted up to a Kaw Concours. The lever you mentioned is to adjust the lean out of the bike to adjust for road crown etc. to keep...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-22-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,021
Posted By KTM Mike
BTW - his user name on ADV is KTMitch - feel free...

BTW - his user name on ADV is KTMitch - feel free to PM him with info!

(yes, the KTM gene runs in the family)
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-22-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,021
Posted By KTM Mike
Sorry - Ive been away from this for a bit. ...

Sorry - Ive been away from this for a bit. Thanks again for all the info. Global - as to what he's riding - hate to say it, but right now nothing! He has a 2001 Triumph Sprint that has some...
Forum: Equipment 10-20-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 20,588
Posted By KTM Mike
Tempted to pair the 804 front with my E07...

Tempted to pair the 804 front with my E07 rear...but waiting for some real world feedback on how these perform!
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-16-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,397
Posted By KTM Mike
Somewhere near Parting of the Ways in Wyoming ...

Somewhere near Parting of the Ways in Wyoming

http://i384.photobucket.com/albums/oo288/KTMMike585/Wyoming%20Motorcycle%20Trip%202014/72014WyomingVacationpicscard2122.jpg
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-14-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,021
Posted By KTM Mike
Thanks for all the replies! I'm sending him a...

Thanks for all the replies! I'm sending him a link to this thread. He's an inmate here, but never posts - maybe this will draw him out!
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-13-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,021
Posted By KTM Mike
Iowa riding

My son is considering attending Iowa State in Ames for his Phd program (evidently they have a great biomechanics program). I'm looking for some insight from those familiar with the state and area.
...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Rockies 09-27-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,234
Posted By KTM Mike
ok...does this link work now? ...

ok...does this link work now?

https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=4442101426911&l=4802880537179514174
Forum: GPS Tracks - Rockies 09-27-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,234
Posted By KTM Mike
No problem C/S. I just wish Mirror Man would...

No problem C/S. I just wish Mirror Man would share some of his additional insight, photos, ride reports etc. so we can all benefit .

I dont know if this link will work or not - but it is a video...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Rockies 09-27-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,234
Posted By KTM Mike
FWIW - I think Cannonshots ride reports, GPS...

FWIW - I think Cannonshots ride reports, GPS tracks and photos are among the best here on ADV for riding the CDR. (not to take anything away from the others...) I did 600 miles worth of it in...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Rockies 08-24-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 26,477
Posted By KTM Mike
FWIW - I used Cannonshot's tracks to ride a...

FWIW - I used Cannonshot's tracks to ride a portion of the CDR last month (Wyoming and into Northern Colorado as far as Steamboat Lake). They were spot on, and the other bits of info like campground...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-24-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,534
Posted By KTM Mike
Is the pic that Garnott posted of a front or...

Is the pic that Garnott posted of a front or rear? I realized my front does have that center rib, neither of my two rears do.

I did about 250 miles of riding my new Dakar rear. It is indeed a...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-14-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,534
Posted By KTM Mike
Garnotte - what is the production date on your...

Garnotte - what is the production date on your tire? My regular version made April 2013 does not have that center rib, neither does the Dakar made October 2013. (Same size of tire).

I am not...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-12-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,534
Posted By KTM Mike
Scud - that's interesting that both the Dakar and...

Scud - that's interesting that both the Dakar and regular you have all show 40 PSI. I was thinking maybe it was just the Dakar at 40 PSI. (seems to shoot Motomantra's theory though!). When...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-11-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,534
Posted By KTM Mike
Hmm...good point. I had not thought of that. My...

Hmm...good point. I had not thought of that. My focus (assumption?) has been that the added flexing of the regular tire, at the lower air pressure would generate more heat.

Well...I have the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-11-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,534
Posted By KTM Mike
Ben I think Colin at MX1 is full of it -...

Ben

I think Colin at MX1 is full of it - this is a street legal tire and the tread should not be cracking like that - no way no how. He got kind of pissy with me in an email when I told him I...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-10-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 393
Posted By KTM Mike
Grizzly Enduro - Northern Michigan

Hey guys - I know this is not "ADV" ride oriented, but I know many of you may also race enduros, or are thinking of racing an enduro. Two great ones are coming up. On Saturday 9/6/14 is the Baby...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-09-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 119,500
Posted By KTM Mike
Vern (my 2006 DL1000) decided he needed a short...

Vern (my 2006 DL1000) decided he needed a short nap somewhere out in the middle of Wyoming's "Big Empty".
...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-09-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,534
Posted By KTM Mike
I have a regular (dual sport?) E07 on my Vstrom...

I have a regular (dual sport?) E07 on my Vstrom 1000. When I bought it late last fall, Colin at MX1 in Canada advised to not go with the Dakar as its sidewall stiffness was to stiff other than if...
Forum: Ride reports 08-02-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,042
Posted By KTM Mike
Rhyano You should have a fantastic time. ...

Rhyano

You should have a fantastic time. Yes, the bugs can be horrible. Out on the lake shore, or close to it, black flies can be killer. Years ago, I lived on Black River Road that I...
Forum: Ride reports 08-02-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,042
Posted By KTM Mike
Just east of Ironwood, go north of Bessemer to...

Just east of Ironwood, go north of Bessemer to Black River Road and out to the Lake Superior Shoreline. Cool Ski Flying jump along the way. Beautiful series of water falls as well. Gorge Falls was...
Forum: Trip Planning 07-08-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,094
Posted By KTM Mike
PFFOG has it right. My wife has smacked me for...

PFFOG has it right. My wife has smacked me for not being smooth in a nice set of curves, and told me I had to go back and do it right! aww shucks dear... (did that on the Dragon once as well.)

...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-06-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,353
Posted By KTM Mike
Thanks for sharing the GPS tracks craazee. ...

Thanks for sharing the GPS tracks craazee.

The spot near CO/WYO border you mentioned - was this on the west side leg from HWY 70 towards Columbine (ie - not the east leg alternative?). On...
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