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Forum: Thumpers 12-10-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 1,190
Views: 191,352
Posted By 1stgear
I'm very happy with the stock valving, just want...

I'm very happy with the stock valving, just want to try stiffer fork springs. I might try mixing one firmer spring with one stock spring, did that on the 300 and it works great. I've gotten by the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-10-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 9,736
Views: 879,577
Posted By 1stgear
That's what I was thinking, that sand was fun but...

That's what I was thinking, that sand was fun but the detour afterwards was some fun high speed virgin trails. How you guys been? Heading to Parker/Quartzsite in the next month or two, let's ride! ...
Forum: Thumpers 12-09-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,481
Posted By 1stgear
Here's the real news: 226 lb 450 (60 hp) and 221...

Here's the real news: 226 lb 450 (60 hp) and 221 lb 250.

http://motocrossactionmag.com/bike-tests/ktm-tests/you-gotta-see-em-to-believe-em-226-lb-ktm-450-factory-edition-iv
Forum: Thumpers 12-09-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 1,190
Views: 191,352
Posted By 1stgear
Checked my valves at 92 hours, 2068 miles. Still...

Checked my valves at 92 hours, 2068 miles. Still haven't had to adjust, they're in spec. Intakes are still at .005. The exhausts are at .006, supposed to be .0047 to .0067. Wondering how long to...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-25-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,607
Posted By 1stgear
We need a 'land line' for faxing. But it's...

We need a 'land line' for faxing. But it's really VOIP. We have the bundle (tv, phone, internet) with Charter. They raised their price last year to 140 so we cancelled. The following month they...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-25-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,505
Posted By 1stgear
http://save-nevada.com/ Well this sucks. I...

http://save-nevada.com/

Well this sucks. I ride down there and it's great. Or maybe I should say 'used to ride'. It's a bunch of rocks and sand, for the most part nobody goes there. 120...
Forum: Thumpers 11-24-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,802
Posted By 1stgear
Favorite is my plated 300 two-stroke KTM. Maybe...

Favorite is my plated 300 two-stroke KTM. Maybe not as practical as my 2nd favorite, the KTM 500 XC-W. But who cares about being practical, the 300 is stupid fun. It's also faster than just about...
Forum: Thumpers 11-20-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,496
Posted By 1stgear
I'd never been a brake dragger either or so I...

I'd never been a brake dragger either or so I thought... until the Snowshoe enduro. Then all bets were off, tons of riders were boiling their rear brakes, it was that gnarly. I actually ordered...
Forum: Thumpers 11-19-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,496
Posted By 1stgear
Nice 300, reminds me of my '12. They make great...

Nice 300, reminds me of my '12. They make great dual sport bikes. I once put 15/48 gearing with jetting for 6k ft. Was able to cruise at 65-70 and got over 110 miles on stock tank without hitting...
Forum: Thumpers 10-24-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,481
Posted By 1stgear
Looks nice but it's much too heavy for a 250. ...

Looks nice but it's much too heavy for a 250. 258 lbs for the WR is 14 pounds heavier than the KTM XCF-W 250. The FX is 5 pounds heavier. KTM has another inch of ground clearance.

It will be...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-22-2014, 12:54 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,288
Posted By 1stgear
The weight of gasoline is dependent on the ...

The weight of gasoline is dependent on the temperature, but it also depends on how much alcohol has been added.
1 gallon of water equals 8.33 lbs.
1 gallon of gasoline equals 5.8 to 6.5 lbs. ...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-21-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,288
Posted By 1stgear
Looks nice but seems kinda heavy for a 250. 258...

Looks nice but seems kinda heavy for a 250. 258 lbs for the WR is 14 pounds heavier than the KTM XCF-W 250. The FX is still 5 pounds heavier. KTM has another inch of ground clearance.

Guessing...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-14-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 22,516
Views: 2,100,815
Posted By 1stgear
I'm currently running the Pirelli Scorpion MX...

I'm currently running the Pirelli Scorpion MX Extra 120/100-18. Use about 11 psi and it doesn't chunk in the rocks. They aren't too pricey. Those pics look exactly like some stuff we have around...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-15-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 22,516
Views: 2,100,815
Posted By 1stgear
Those are some nice shots of UT single track. ...

Those are some nice shots of UT single track. Here I was getting all enamored with CO single track after Walden, Taylor Park and Uncompahgre. Makes me wonder, who has the better single track, CO or...
Forum: Thumpers 08-14-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,099
Posted By 1stgear
You know they sell the 300 street legal in...

You know they sell the 300 street legal in Australia and other places. It makes a great dual sport. Geared tall, like say 15-48, it can cruise at 70mph without issue. I can get over 100 miles per...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-01-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 20,857
Posted By 1stgear
Didn't these guys hear what happened to the kids...

Didn't these guys hear what happened to the kids who vandalized goblin state park and posted a video? This is bad but I'm much more worried about losing Moab. If only peeps on advrider would get...
Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 1,190
Views: 191,352
Posted By 1stgear
Checked mine for first time at 14.5 hours, the...

Checked mine for first time at 14.5 hours, the intakes were .10, lowest service limit, exhausts were .14. Decided not to adjust the intakes at that time, since they were in spec. Checked again at...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-22-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 769
Posted By 1stgear
Comment sent. Keep it open and free!

Comment sent. Keep it open and free!
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-12-2013, 10:39 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,344
Posted By 1stgear
Sounds like you had yourself another adventure...

Sounds like you had yourself another adventure Tom. :D Been having a few myself... finally picked up that 500 too. :clap
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-17-2013, 11:28 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,938
Posted By 1stgear
That could work for me. Have many fond memories...

That could work for me. Have many fond memories of riding that area. Trying to get the trailer loaded and get out of here. Hoping to spend a week in the area riding, got a friend in Parker. Will...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-14-2013, 12:13 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,938
Posted By 1stgear
I'm getting ready to leave for the...

I'm getting ready to leave for the Laughlin/Parker area. Haven't planned where to ride, but riding the old Mojave towards Barstow sounds good. Can leave by end of week.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-12-2013, 01:27 PM
Replies: 22,516
Views: 2,100,815
Posted By 1stgear
PM sent

PM sent
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-12-2013, 10:44 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,119
Posted By 1stgear
Sorry to hear about this, my condolences to...

Sorry to hear about this, my condolences to family and friends. Sounds like he ran out of water and time in the hot weather.

Wonder what the mechanical was. Having a bike you can count on might...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-11-2013, 02:41 PM
Replies: 1,327
Views: 303,650
Posted By 1stgear
Explored Coral Pink Sand Dunes area last week,...

Explored Coral Pink Sand Dunes area last week, just a day trip, very fun area. Saw that spot on the river at Mt Carmel Junction on my way there, thought I need to come back to explore, thanks for...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-11-2013, 02:14 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,265
Posted By 1stgear
Looks like fun. Want to do some trips like that,...

Looks like fun. Want to do some trips like that, first I need a new adv bike. Will check your tracks for the road through New Harmony, as I'm in Cedar City and haven't rode that one yet.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-07-2013, 11:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,532
Posted By 1stgear
What?! You stopped to take pics this time?? ...

What?! You stopped to take pics this time?? :huh That's good though, nice to see those spots again. Fun trails for sure. This is the little light I carry, if you had it, you wouldn't have needed...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-16-2013, 12:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,035
Posted By 1stgear
Last time I rode White Wash/10 mile I had to give...

Last time I rode White Wash/10 mile I had to give pre-mix to one of the guys I met on the trail. I'd gone out there alone to explore and probably wouldn't have gone as far without them, so it worked...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-14-2013, 03:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,035
Posted By 1stgear
Ten mile canyon is a fun trail, wouldn't mind...

Ten mile canyon is a fun trail, wouldn't mind riding it again. Lockhart basin looks similar to white rim which I did a couple weeks ago in the jeep, mostly two track? Will see if I can get away for...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-09-2013, 12:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,751
Posted By 1stgear
If you are up for an adventure, just after...

If you are up for an adventure, just after Caliente, hang a right into the Silver State Trails, follow as far as you can until you pop out on the highway, a short cut of sorts. Last time I rode from...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-05-2013, 10:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,060
Posted By 1stgear
Need to ride that trail one of these days.

Need to ride that trail one of these days.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-22-2013, 11:18 AM
Replies: 22,516
Views: 2,100,815
Posted By 1stgear
OK so now things are gonna dry out and no more...

OK so now things are gonna dry out and no more rain/snow/mud/freezing/hail/blizzard and we gonna go ridin', right?! Ya, I know, that's what I thought last month too, right after the talcum power...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-22-2013, 11:04 AM
Replies: 667
Views: 65,234
Posted By 1stgear
What I was told to do by a more experienced two...

What I was told to do by a more experienced two stroke rider, was to cover the clutch; fan the clutch to control when/how much power gets to the rear wheel is just as important if not more so, than...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-28-2013, 01:22 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,091
Posted By 1stgear
Monument designation is de-facto wilderness...

Monument designation is de-facto wilderness designation. Anybody who tells you otherwise is deluded. Expect 100% federal government rules and restrictions which means no OHV. It will take them a...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-21-2013, 12:31 PM
Replies: 22,516
Views: 2,100,815
Posted By 1stgear
Did someone says 5moh and chimney rock? I gotta...

Did someone says 5moh and chimney rock? I gotta quit doing house projects and ride more.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-21-2013, 12:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 675
Posted By 1stgear
Been looking to find guys to ride in the area (so...

Been looking to find guys to ride in the area (so utah) since I do a lot of dual sport rides by myself and know it's risky to always ride alone. Got a plated KTM 525 with 130 mile range and plated...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-05-2012, 04:17 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 11,750
Posted By 1stgear
Looks like I'm going to miss the party by a few...

Looks like I'm going to miss the party by a few days. Got reservations in Moab April 23-26 (for riding local trails), but I'm also trying to plan a ride at White Wash/Dubinky area a couple days...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-05-2011, 02:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,074
Posted By 1stgear
Thanks for documenting the carnage Paul.:1drink

Thanks for documenting the carnage Paul.:1drink
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2011, 01:26 AM
Replies: 102,274
Views: 20,013,320
Posted By 1stgear
Suzuki currently has 1,000 factory incentives on...

Suzuki currently has 1,000 factory incentives on several bikes, the DR650 is one of 'em.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-26-2011, 03:07 AM
Replies: 5,009
Views: 477,891
Posted By 1stgear
Baja looks like Arizona on the beach. Too bad I...

Baja looks like Arizona on the beach. Too bad I was in Texas... next time.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-03-2011, 11:48 PM
Replies: 5,009
Views: 477,891
Posted By 1stgear
Thanks for discussing these bikes. I'm riding...

Thanks for discussing these bikes. I'm riding the 650 this weekend on Steve's dual sport ride, should be perfect for that.
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