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Old 02-03-2011, 09:09 AM   #1561
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KTM 690------6 characters

TE 610-------5 characters

That proves Husky's are lighter LOL
"K" comes before "T"
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Old 02-03-2011, 09:16 AM   #1562
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Actually the new Husky TE 630 has a 100mm Bore....
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Old 02-03-2011, 09:48 AM   #1563
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KTM 690 Bore: 102mm

Husky TE610 Bore: 98mm

This definitively proves the KTM is better than the Husky.
Where the fuck have you been!? I was starting to think you had left town. Ever get a replacement for your DR?

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Old 02-03-2011, 10:08 AM   #1564
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KTM 690 Bore: 102mm

Husky TE610 Bore: 98mm

This definitively proves the KTM is better than the Husky.
It can't truly be considered a Bay Area KTM religous war without Luckett chiming in.

But he is the perfect example of there's a bike for everyone. He's logged more adventure packed miles on a DR-650 than anyone I've ridden with. A bike that very few people here would even consider in their top ten bike list. No offense to Luckett, quite the contrary, the bike is (was?) reliable, suprisingly fast, capable, and versatile. Read his ride reports, he's done some impressive multi-day adventures on all kinds of terrain.



It really is all about the pilot and what they want in a bike.

Speaking of which, Luckett, when are you getting another adv worthy steed?
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Old 02-03-2011, 11:07 AM   #1565
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Robo-Boogie and I rode through there last summer on our way back to Chico from Tahoe. Pretty cool. There was still a lot of snow in the middle of summer. We rode the traintracks down the mountain for a long ways, and then jumped onto a dirt road that follows a canal that runs alongside the hwy. Somewhere along the way, we found a huge spillway that we were able to ride up (actually camped up top) and Robo BOOSTED it. He was getting about 70-80ft of air off the top of it, where it transitions to a long stretch of flat pavement. We must have spent at least half the morning riding up/down that spillway. Super fun way to get up/down the mtn.
Please post a google map link to this spillway!

I've ridden the donner ex-train-tunnels and while they're fun, they're also relatively short. We ended up just exploring random forestry-service roads without finding anything as exciting as a spillway.

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Old 02-03-2011, 11:58 AM   #1566
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This KTM vs Husky comparison is rather silly.
On the other hand, the fact that they are both heavy four strokes . . . . .
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Old 02-03-2011, 04:00 PM   #1567
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Robo-Boogie and I rode through there last summer on our way back to Chico from Tahoe. Pretty cool. There was still a lot of snow in the middle of summer. We rode the traintracks down the mountain for a long ways, and then jumped onto a dirt road that follows a canal that runs alongside the hwy. Somewhere along the way, we found a huge spillway that we were able to ride up (actually camped up top) and Robo BOOSTED it. He was getting about 70-80ft of air off the top of it, where it transitions to a long stretch of flat pavement. We must have spent at least half the morning riding up/down that spillway. Super fun way to get up/down the mtn.
The tunnels are cool. It's pretty surreal dodging on-coming cars through these complexly dark unpaved tunnels. For me the real fun was the ride up to the tunnels via a network of dirt roads from Donner Lake. Then back down to the train tracks on the other side of the ridge. I didn’t see the culvert you mention but we did find narrow woods riding, steep rocky doubletrack , and small water crossings back there.

Eventually the dirt roads dumped us out near Cabin Creek road where we had burgers at the Bridge Tender in Tahoe city. 5 minutes of ziptie subframe McGyvering then crossed over 89 up to Martis peak on Nat Forest roads.


Fun day, I wish I could give you more details or gps tracks. I’ll be heading back there again late summer.

Oh, I forgot to mention the fourth day of my adventure… I was fortunate enough to have my buddy haul my mountain bike up to near Mt Rose where me and about 15 other guys with shaved legs rode some epic singletrack.

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Old 02-03-2011, 04:23 PM   #1568
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Speaking of which, Luckett, when are you getting another adv worthy steed?
The mighty DR lives! I tried my hardest to kill it, but it's like a zombie DR looking for more KTM brains to eat.

When are we going riding mang?
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Old 02-03-2011, 04:33 PM   #1569
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The mighty DR lives! I tried my hardest to kill it, but it's like a zombie DR looking for more KTM brains to eat.

When are we going riding mang?
Yes, the legend lives on! I'll offer up my beater 525's brains for a local ride.

We once talked about a doing a desert ride. There's a few group DV rides that have been posted here. I may join in on one of those. I'll know more in a few days.
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Old 02-03-2011, 05:23 PM   #1570
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We once talked about a doing a desert ride. There's a few group DV rides that have been posted here. I may join in on one of those.
I don't want to spend my whole ride eating dust and helping guys pick up their 1200GSAs. Pick a date and we'll roll down to the mojave or something. Anyone not riding a 1200 want to join us?
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Old 02-03-2011, 05:35 PM   #1571
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This KTM vs Husky comparison is rather silly.
On the other hand, the fact that they are both heavy four strokes . . . . .
Well, good dual sports are heavier than plated dirt bikes. It's just the nature of the beast. They have their benefits, though.



Sorry for the bike comparo data overload, but you know how stuff is on the net - you can't say something without backing it up. After Todd called half the bikes I own total crap within two pages, I was legally obligated to point out the error of his ways.

Anyways... enough of that.



Good to hear the DR650 lives again, Chris. This has nothing to do with ADV riding, but when's the next oyster run?
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Old 02-03-2011, 05:40 PM   #1572
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I don't want to spend my whole ride eating dust and helping guys pick up their 1200GSAs. Pick a date and we'll roll down to the mojave or something. Anyone not riding a 1200 want to join us?
IN !! post a date..

Bert is the only person in 2 years who has helped me pick up a bike that I can remember and it was when I went over the bars in November and rag dolled.. fun stuff !

I can truck the Honda or ride the KTM from here... your choice... the honda is camping ready

on friday feb 12th we are headed to Baja you should come...

Todd, Bert, ME and 3 other great offroad riders what could possibly go wrong
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Old 02-03-2011, 05:49 PM   #1573
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Good to hear the DR650 lives again, Chris. This has nothing to do with ADV riding, but when's the next oyster run?
mmmm, oysters. We may have to do that soon. I'll let you know.

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on friday feb 12th we are headed to Baja you should come...

Todd, Bert, ME and 3 other great offroad riders what could possibly go wrong
I'd love to go, but the timing is not going to work for me right now.

Be careful riding with Bert. That boy can eat a lot of pie!
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Old 02-03-2011, 06:48 PM   #1574
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IN !! post a date..

Bert is the only person in 2 years who has helped me pick up a bike that I can remember and it was when I went over the bars in November and rag dolled.. fun stuff !
Well, there was that one time a certain person helped you pick up a bike near big sur...
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Old 02-03-2011, 06:52 PM   #1575
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I don't want to spend my whole ride eating dust and helping guys pick up their 1200GSAs. Pick a date and we'll roll down to the mojave or something. Anyone not riding a 1200 want to join us?
Attaboy Luckett, you just started a GSA vs thumper religous war. Better duck and cover.

A late Feb early March DV trip will work for me. Paul you in?
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