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Old 03-27-2013, 06:24 PM   #2161
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Old 03-27-2013, 07:36 PM   #2162
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Thanks, Mort!
It's the first time I've ever been that deep into servicing before, I'm kinda proud of myself
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=21050150#post21050150
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Old 03-27-2013, 08:05 PM   #2163
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It's the first time I've ever been that deep into servicing before, I'm kinda proud of myself
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=21050150#post21050150
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That is the nice thing about KTMs: they give you the opportunity to expand your mechanical skills.
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Old 03-27-2013, 09:52 PM   #2164
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Back in town....with a new ride
Maybe we'll get to meet and ride with you sometime this year
For sure man...I'm thinking I need some tires that are a little less street oriented, although the sumo setup,did handle husky/elder rd well yesterday. Getting the kdx tuned up this weekend for some single track soon.
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Old 03-27-2013, 11:07 PM   #2165
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Went up to Post Canyon this evening to ride some single track, if you stay out of the dense trees the trails were awesome.
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Old 03-27-2013, 11:20 PM   #2166
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That is the nice thing about KTMs: they give you the opportunity to expand your mechanical skills.
Did you find your key?
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Old 03-28-2013, 01:45 AM   #2167
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Did you find your key?
Looky, no findy.

Maybe it will turn up next time I have it torn down to the license plate to check the oil.
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Old 03-28-2013, 08:44 AM   #2168
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Went up to Post Canyon this evening to ride some single track, if you stay out of the dense trees the trails were awesome.
Good to know! Thanks.
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Old 03-28-2013, 08:48 AM   #2169
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That is the nice thing about KTMs: they give you the opportunity to expand your mechanical skills.
Yeah. "Opportunity" is a funny word......

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Looky, no findy.

Maybe it will turn up next time I have it torn down to the license plate to check the oil.
I even had my License Plate off for THIS last service
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Old 03-28-2013, 08:05 PM   #2170
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That is the nice thing about KTMs: they regularly cause you to open your wallet,and to expand your mechanical skills.
there,,don't deny it!
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Old 04-01-2013, 10:02 AM   #2171
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there,,don't deny it!
Shhhh. Not so loud.
.... My wife might hear you
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Old 04-02-2013, 09:29 PM   #2172
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So as a "perk" to having to work/ be on call next weekend, I had today off. Started the morning with some nice spring corn, then switched activities once the snow turned to glue.

Decided that after riding Pinemont on my KDX yesterday, I was too sore for more super rutted out whoops and pulled the DRZ out go explore the east hills by my place. I took a lap up onto Fir Mountain road and decided to do a little exploring. Very little snow up high, almost no mud, just fun fast gravel, and beautiful views.



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Old 04-02-2013, 09:54 PM   #2173
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What single track!?
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Old 04-02-2013, 10:03 PM   #2174
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Old 04-05-2013, 08:47 PM   #2175
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I'm back!

Three weeks ago I traded in my FZ1 for a brand new 2013 CRF250L and some cash back in my pocket.

Here is a copy of the ride report I posted over on TT and also in the PDX Off Pavement ride thread.

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So after having the bike for two weeks I finally got the bike off-road over the Easter weekend.

I decided since it's still completely stock with no hand guards, skid plate, or anything else to protect it from a fall I would take it easy.

On the way to the forest I stopped at a spot outside of Estacada where I always take a picture of a new bike when headed into the mountains.



From there I headed up some fire roads and the stock tires did better than I expected. Well up to a point. All tires have there limits. Keep reading to find out the limits on these tires.

I forgot to take pictures of the mud hole I came across but did remember to take a few pictures of the bike when I found a place to take a break afterwards.







After that I did a little more exploring and at about 3,000 feet I came across this.



After turning around I decided I would take a short cut back to paved roads that I had been on before. I was starting to feel more confident on the bike and found myself doing about 45 mph down the gravel/dirt road when I came across, you got it…..more snow.



I followed the tire tracks since I knew I was only about 1/2 mile from pavement and figured I would make it to the main road.

Well I should have known better because as I was going over some hard pack snow in the tire tracks the next thing I knew was laying in the snow and reaching for the kill switch.

I forgot to take a picture of the bike taking a nap in the snow but you can see in this picture where we landed.





As you can see I made it back to pavement but by then it was to late.

Here's another shot showing how far I made it before crash testing the bike in snow.



Trying to pick up a bike in the snow is a lot harder than I thought but I finally got it upright. The problem was the snow was deep enough that I could not turn it around to go back down the road. I tried backing up but the bike kept getting hung up in the snow.

After taking off my jacket (I was working up a good sweat by now) I was able to get the bike over to the other tire track and roll back down the incline to a clear spot where I could turn the bike around.



After resting and catching my breath I ended up riding back down the hill and took the forest roads back the way I came.

All in all I had a good time but was sore the next day since I have not had a workout like that in a long time.

Here is a GPS log and elevation log of the ride.






Sorry I did not have my GoPro along so you all could have watched me fall in the snow…..maybe next time.

Oh, the bike came out undamaged. There was some snow in a few spots that quickly melted off and I did have to adjust my right mirror slightly on the way home but that was it. Good thing I dumped it in the snow and not at 45 mph in dirt and gravel.

The stock gearing worked fine for the area I was riding (forest roads and jeep trails). Even in the mud hole the bike had no issues in 2nd gear.

Skid plate, hand guards, and a few other things will be purchased soon. But I could not wait any longer to see how the bike would do off-road.

Oh, I filled the tank before heading into the mountains and then again at the same gas station on the way back. I put 58 miles on it for a total cost of $3.54 US. Not bad for a day of fun!

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