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Old 03-20-2013, 06:49 PM   #46
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DAMN! I keep forgetting!
hahahahahaaa.....
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Old 03-21-2013, 02:28 AM   #47
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Wow...reading comprehension...hahahaha

Not your wheels....KTM team wheels for the racers

No one ever said anything about the difficulty of changing a mousse.

And it is Iceburg that doesn't own a 990....

Advising an LC8 owner to lower tire pressure below 28-30psi in the front is simply wrong....
Interesting getting tyre advice from someone who's had three front blowouts and who also started a thread about supergluing a split in a tyre sidewall..

I've been running 26psi for 80,000ks so I dont understand why I haven't had a front blowout yet, maybe you can enlighten me please?

And I guess they put the Excel on the bike below for er um fucked if I know now
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Old 03-21-2013, 06:39 AM   #48
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Interesting getting tyre advice from someone who's had three front blowouts and who also started a thread about supergluing a split in a tyre sidewall..

I've been running 26psi for 80,000ks so I dont understand why I haven't had a front blowout yet, maybe you can enlighten me please?

And I guess they put the Excel on the bike below for er um fucked if I know now
I am trying to figure out if you are drunk or just not very bright.
Run low pressure in a bs tire like a TKC and you get blowouts
Ask me how I know...hence the advice...
Enlighten you?....doubtful...
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Old 03-21-2013, 08:30 AM   #49
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Wouldn't bother... let him run 15 psi...
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Old 03-21-2013, 10:17 AM   #50
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I ran 20psi one time with a tkc.



I find it funny how easy(ok, easier) sand becomes once you've done it for a bit on the big bike. In fact I looked forward to it in baja to have a break from the damn rocks.

Little bike compared to big bike is not comparable. Speed, throttle to keep the front end light as possible and staying relaxed as possible works for me. The relaxed thing is the hardest when the beast is wanting to pick it's own route.
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Old 03-21-2013, 01:41 PM   #51
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A few years ago I was at an XLPOR event and Jimmy Lewis was doing a hands on seminar. We were in a horse arena with somewhat deep soft sand. One of the guys asked what tire pressure he recommended. Jimmy's responce was "tire pressure makes very little difference in soft sand". He went on to say that you should run the same pressure you would normally run for off road.
I was at the XPLOR event at Lake Placid like Scott. Also did the session in the Pine Barrens with Lewis. He was very clear that with a big dirt bike, regular pressures, around 30 psi, were the best. Avoided rim dings and gave decent control.

Also, Jimmy Lewis demonstrated that you can control a big dirt bike in soft sand at slow speed, steering with the ankles and letting the bike go where it wants under your feet, almost like snowboarding in deep powder. You don't have to go fast.

Jimmy has now had 10 years of experience with his 950 Adventure R. Think he knows what he is talking about.



I am myself a relative novice at dirt bikes, but have had my 950 SE since 2006, and have put 30,000 miles on it, mostly in the sand of the Pine Barrens. I've been running 30 psi for most of that time. The one time I ran less in the back (15psi), I got a flat. Spun the rim right off the tire. Now, of course, I have a nice rim lock. Still not a single dent in either of the DID DirtStar rims that the SE comes with.

With the Jimmy Lewis ankle steering technique and the incredible torque of these big KTMs, you can go as slow as you like, or as fast in the sand.

Best way to learn how to ride in the sand? Ride in the sand. Once you get it, you will love it. Riding deep sand is the equivalent of deep powder with skis or snowboard. Nothing like it!
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Old 03-21-2013, 03:30 PM   #52
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I was at the XPLOR event at Lake Placid like Scott.
Losing the memory old man,,,,, that was Lake George (more specifically, Painted Pony Ranch in Lake Luzerne)
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Old 03-21-2013, 03:46 PM   #53
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Losing the memory old man,,,,, that was Lake George (more specifically, Painted Pony Ranch in Lake Luzerne)
Sorry.... Was Lake George! Do you remember the only KTM in a sea of BMW's? I got some dirty looks while there!
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Old 03-21-2013, 04:06 PM   #54
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Sorry.... Was Lake George! Do you remember the only KTM in a sea of BMW's? I got some dirty looks while there!

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Old 03-21-2013, 05:56 PM   #55
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Could you elaborate?

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With the Jimmy Lewis ankle steering technique and the incredible torque of these big KTMs, you can go as slow as you like, or as fast in the sand.
I've been following this thread because I find sand on my 990 scary. Could you explain the ankle steering technique a bit. I'm trying to visualize, but don't really get it - what do you do with your ankles - angulate like edging a ski (would lean the bike I guess); twist to direct the bike kind of like parallel skiing); none or both of the above? (I don't snowboard, so you're talking to a dummy here )

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Old 03-25-2013, 01:02 AM   #56
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Had the chance to test a lot of sand last sunday... 40km riverbed...

(low quality video due to limited bandwith
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