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Old 07-05-2012, 10:33 AM   #76
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Nice! And did somebody do some cleanup there recently? I almost didn't recognize that spot without a blanket of 2,000 shell casings,
There was amazingly nobody shooting at the "gun hill", I didn't notice much litter as I rode by though. The rest of the trails I hit were pretty beat up from all the jeeps and stuff, made stuff tougher than the last time I was there.

I did almost get run off the road by three cute blondes riding up on one of those polaris 4 wheeler things........or maybe the blonde hair just distracted me and I almost ran them off the road.....something like that
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Old 07-05-2012, 11:09 AM   #77
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There was amazingly nobody shooting at the "gun hill", I didn't notice much litter as I rode by though. The rest of the trails I hit were pretty beat up from all the jeeps and stuff, made stuff tougher than the last time I was there.
The shooting ban has been great but the dry conditions are taking a toll on the singletracks. The winds must have swept off the previous blankets of shells that used be where your bike is parked.

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I did almost get run off the road by three cute blondes
Next time try dramatically falling over and let them check you for injuries.
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Old 07-05-2012, 03:03 PM   #78
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Next time try dramatically falling over and let them check you for injuries.
Hey won't have to try very hard to fall over....
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Old 07-05-2012, 04:03 PM   #79
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Hey won't have to try very hard to fall over....
All my falls are on purpose....just practicing for the real thing....
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Old 07-05-2012, 04:20 PM   #80
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All my falls are on purpose....just practicing for the real thing....
That's funny! Quoted.
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Old 07-08-2012, 09:27 AM   #81
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If it's not leaking, it's not a KTM?

I took the 500 over to Jay's house yesterday after doing the 1 hour oil change and the plan was to go mess around near Jay's pad. Anyway, we ripped around for awhile (man the 500 is a serious wheelie machine ). We rode around and switched bikes a few times to check them both out, then headed back to Jay's house. About 2 blocks from Jay's house the 500 starts spraying fuel out of the side and I don't notice it until my left leg is covered in gas. I look down, and it's literally spraying 3 - 4 feet out of the side of the bike. I cut the engine and pull over and have a look. A tiny pin sized hole had some how formed in the line coming from the gas tank just above the inline filter. The hole is so small that you can hardly see it and when the bike is off, it doesn't leak. Not sure how it got there, but the bike has 1.7 hours on it, and I haven't even taken it off road other than a field by Jay's house for like 10 minutes. I'll post a picture of the hole when I get a chance. I've got to run up to Elite this week to drop off some stuff and pick up a few things from them, so the bikes going with me so they can deal with it....
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Old 07-08-2012, 09:46 AM   #82
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I took the 500 over to Jay's house yesterday after doing the 1 hour oil change and the plan was to go mess around near Jay's pad. Anyway, we ripped around for awhile (man the 500 is a serious wheelie machine ). We rode around and switched bikes a few times to check them both out, then headed back to Jay's house. About 2 blocks from Jay's house the 500 starts spraying fuel out of the side and I don't notice it until my left leg is covered in gas. I look down, and it's literally spraying 3 - 4 feet out of the side of the bike. I cut the engine and pull over and have a look. A tiny pin sized hole had some how formed in the line coming from the gas tank just above the inline filter. The hole is so small that you can hardly see it and when the bike is off, it doesn't leak. Not sure how it got there, but the bike has 1.7 hours on it, and I haven't even taken it off road other than a field by Jay's house for like 10 minutes. I'll post a picture of the hole when I get a chance. I've got to run up to Elite this week to drop off some stuff and pick up a few things from them, so the bikes going with me so they can deal with it....
Bummer.

My first fall on the 500 was going up Pritchett Canyon in Moab. I put a hole in the FI hose and when it was running fuel was squirting 5-6 feet out.

Easy fix, but a pain to have to deal with on a new bike.
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Old 07-08-2012, 01:40 PM   #83
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Bummer.

My first fall on the 500 was going up Pritchett Canyon in Moab. I put a hole in the FI hose and when it was running fuel was squirting 5-6 feet out.

Easy fix, but a pain to have to deal with on a new bike.
Yeah, it's a bummer because I was going to go ride today...1 of 2 weeks I have free for the rest of the month and into the second week of August...Also, it sucks, because I literally haven't even really ridden the bike other than around town to break it in. I had just changed the oil and was all psyched to go rip around. No fall or anything. The hose must have gotten damaged during setup or something. Oh well. They should have it fixed by next weekend, and I'm free. Want to go ride?
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Old 07-08-2012, 01:43 PM   #84
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Old 07-08-2012, 02:16 PM   #85
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Trying to get the gas smell out of my pants/boots/socks. I'm using dish soap, which seems to be working really well:

Washing gas off my pants
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Old 07-08-2012, 05:03 PM   #86
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Wish I had some vid of that thing spewing like a stuck pig! Looks like an easy fix though.
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Old 07-08-2012, 05:06 PM   #87
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More Wolfpack training. (leading up to the ruptured fuel line).

First time trying to jump a moto, I'm happy with the results. Got a quick vid of Rob too.
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Old 07-08-2012, 05:11 PM   #88
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Here's Rob showing me up
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Old 07-08-2012, 07:19 PM   #89
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Rob I have rescue tape if you want to try wrapping it - it works great on leaking radiator lines.
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Of course, the part is a change on the 2013, so no one has one in stock. Anyway, it will be here by Thursday, and I'll be back on for the weekend...
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