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Old 06-05-2013, 06:24 PM   #19816
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North Creek Road to Barker Resevoir - ???

Does anybody have any experience with North Creek Road, which runs from Hwy 12 (East/North) of Escalante up to Barker Resevoir? Specifically, would you be up to taking street bikes up it? (Because I don't have anything more dirtworthy at the moment)
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Old 06-05-2013, 09:58 PM   #19817
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Nothing to do with North Creek Road, thought I woud share.

This came through on the newsreader today:

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Old 06-06-2013, 04:35 AM   #19818
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New to me 09 KTM 530 EXC

After two years of lurking, I finally pulled the trigger on a small KTM thumper for single track riding yesterday; well smaller than my 800GS or 1200 GSA anyways . Excited to get it dirty. Before hitting the trails I would like to do a mechanical shake down of the bike. This is my first KTM, so need to find a knowledgeable mechanic. Is the stealer (Edge Motorsports) my best option or can someone give me a referral for a better option. I live in Sandy, so anywhere in the valley works for me if they're good.
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Old 06-06-2013, 04:36 AM   #19819
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Does anyone have a gpx of this route I can have?

Or can you tell me which road you use from AF to Midway? Baker Fork?

And which road from Midway to Strawberry?

Would be much appreciated
Once I get it in the Garmin I will send you a GPX file.
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Old 06-06-2013, 04:37 AM   #19820
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Sounds good. I'll be there.
See you at 9:30!
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Old 06-06-2013, 06:28 AM   #19821
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After two years of lurking, I finally pulled the trigger on a small KTM thumper for single track riding yesterday; well smaller than my 800GS or 1200 GSA anyways . Excited to get it dirty. Before hitting the trails I would like to do a mechanical shake down of the bike. This is my first KTM, so need to find a knowledgeable mechanic. Is the stealer (Edge Motorsports) my best option or can someone give me a referral for a better option. I live in Sandy, so anywhere in the valley works for me if they're good.

I had a terrible experience with the Edge. They screwed me 8 ways to Sunday with a DRZ I bought from them. I wouldn't take a potato to them and expect they could peel it!

Full Throttle in Centerville treated me much better.

4-stroke or 2-stroke?

Lindsay Machine Racing may do a shakedown for you, and they do solid work if you need something fixed. I don't know how much they do on chassis stuff, but the chassis stuff is simpler...even I can do most of that.
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Old 06-06-2013, 08:27 AM   #19822
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I would second Full Throttle up in Centerville. Also I would have them replace the oil pump o-ring then you won't have any transfer issues. If it gets low on the engine side it can potentially seize up if you don't keep your eye on it which is why I mention it. I did it myself in about 2 hours start to finish and about $80, for me it was a super enjoyable job actually... http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=697495

I love love am completely loving my 2010 KTM thumper for pretty much all things ADV. The only thing about the 08-11 models is there were some engine issues. But once dialed they run great and are a close second to the current model that is very advanced in my opinion...

But just keep in mind there will be some expenses and some repairs here and there...
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Old 06-06-2013, 09:12 AM   #19823
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I had a terrible experience with the Edge. They screwed me 8 ways to Sunday with a DRZ I bought from them. I wouldn't take a potato to them and expect they could peel it!

Full Throttle in Centerville treated me much better.

4-stroke or 2-stroke?

Lindsay Machine Racing may do a shakedown for you, and they do solid work if you need something fixed. I don't know how much they do on chassis stuff, but the chassis stuff is simpler...even I can do most of that.
Thanks for the info. 4 stroke
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Old 06-06-2013, 10:35 AM   #19824
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Does anyone have a gpx of this route I can have?

Or can you tell me which road you use from AF to Midway? Baker Fork?

And which road from Midway to Strawberry?

Would be much appreciated
From AF to Midway a good route is Snake Creek - Comes out at the golf course in Midway. You can enter at Tibble Fork.

Best Midway to Strawberry if via Wallsberg Main Cyn.

Use your GPS...
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Old 06-06-2013, 12:08 PM   #19825
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After two years of lurking, I finally pulled the trigger on a small KTM thumper for single track riding yesterday; well smaller than my 800GS or 1200 GSA anyways . Excited to get it dirty. Before hitting the trails I would like to do a mechanical shake down of the bike. This is my first KTM, so need to find a knowledgeable mechanic. Is the stealer (Edge Motorsports) my best option or can someone give me a referral for a better option. I live in Sandy, so anywhere in the valley works for me if they're good.
Since you're South Valley, check out ohvservicecenter.com 11277 S Redwood Rd. They're solid guys. Tell them you were referred by Brian Plummer (my neighbor), and you will get great treatment. Blain and Mike both have extensive KTM experience.
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Old 06-06-2013, 09:45 PM   #19826
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Since you're South Valley, check out ohvservicecenter.com 11277 S Redwood Rd. They're solid guys. Tell them you were referred by Brian Plummer (my neighbor), and you will get great treatment. Blain and Mike both have extensive KTM experience.
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Old 06-07-2013, 12:23 AM   #19827
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Gents I have an issue I'm hoping I may luck out and get some help with. Tonight on a long ride out through Wyoming and Utah, one of the covers for my touratech zega side case went missing. What sucks even worse than losing it, is that I have a Trax bag attached to it, and I believe my collapsible fly rod and my set of flies is in it. I'm totally pissed at myself, since I obviously didnt have it closed properly.

Does anyone have any ideas on where to find a replacement cover without spending a fortune?

Also, I did go back and search for the cover (added 180 miles to my ride because of it - what can I say, I'm CHEAP! ) but it was not on the roadway - it's possible someone found it. If you happen to see an ad on KSL, craigslist, etc. please contact me.

Also, regarding the mirror lake pkwy - I have never seen so much game on the roadway on a stretch of road in my life. Seriously, if you go up there, be careful. I lost count after 32 because first I came upon a young buck mule deer standing dead center in the road, and not 2 miles later passed a full grown moose that was standing in the opposing lane

I think they're all coming onto the roadway to eat the grass shoots that are getting a head start on the edges of the road or something.
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Old 06-07-2013, 09:24 AM   #19828
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one of the covers for my touratech zega side case went missing. What sucks even worse than losing it, is that I have a Trax bag attached to it, and I believe my collapsible fly rod and my set of flies is in it.
Ouch.

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(added 180 miles to my ride because of it - what can I say, I'm CHEAP! )
Unless you're lighting cigars with $100 bills, 180 miles to try and recover several hundred dollars worth of lost gear is hardly cheap. I think any one of us would do the same.

I am sure you're realistic about the likelihood of recovery, but I'll keep my eyes open nonetheless.
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Old 06-07-2013, 09:49 AM   #19829
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Bitches,

One of my riding buddies in lubbuttock is moving to Hawaii. He is a moto junkie and is selling everything off.

He has a 2009 R1200 GSA...lots of extras, only 9k miles...will take $12,500
He has a Super Enduro with 9k miles, Scott's stabilizer and BRP triple clamps...will take $8500.
Lastly, he has a KTM 690. He wants $6k.

I can probably help out with transportation and such if anyone is interested. The GSA is a smoking deal. Had I not just pulled the trigger on a GTL, I would be all over this bike.
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Old 06-07-2013, 10:50 AM   #19830
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Friday Hookey.

I'm going to sneak out to ride this afternoon... light bikes. Ride out from SLC over BCC to ride East of Heber.

Leaving around 1. Sneak out.
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