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Old 05-14-2013, 05:35 AM   #316
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Looks great, Paul!
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Old 05-14-2013, 11:05 AM   #317
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Stunning!

Very sharp looking bike! Looks ready to conquer the Baja 1000!
I'd like to see it once fully loaded, ready for the road. I hope you can manage a few pics from Overland Expo. I'm sure the crowds will be Gob Smacked by your bike!

Good luck on the continuing Prep!
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Old 05-14-2013, 12:30 PM   #318
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Wow!

That's a good looking machine! Nice work, Paul! Enjoy Overland Expo. Take photos. (More importantly, share photos.)
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Old 05-14-2013, 09:14 PM   #319
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Hey Paul,
Nice work, totally unique.

How's the steering stabilizer working off road?

You are a builder of special KTM's!

Does your tank set up use a fuel pump?
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Old 05-15-2013, 05:48 AM   #320
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Hey Paul,
Nice work, totally unique.

How's the steering stabilizer working off road?

You are a builder of special KTM's!

Does your tank set up use a fuel pump?
the steering stabilizer works well, it makes the bike 'ahem'...more stabile

no fuel pump, gravity fed, i can get down to the last 3 liters then would have to lean the bike to the left to get the last drops out, at that point hopefully there is a gas station on the horizon...if not at least its a lot lighter to push!!!
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Old 05-15-2013, 07:13 AM   #321
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Looking good but just amazing in person in person...she is one sweet bike.


Looking forward to breaking them in together. My parts arrived yesterday :)






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i filled the tank, got the stated 27 liters in it ...took the bike for a quick test ride and had some carb issues, back home carb rebuild and now its all good

rode 75 miles today and everything seems to be where i want/ need it to be, just need to change the gearing to 16 or 17/42 for more streetable riding, right now its at 15/45 which is wheelie territory in every gear

headed out to Calico Basin this afternoon and here's the finished article



the graphics were done by a company here in Las Vegas called 702 hydrographics

the plastics are coated with a hydrographic 'real fire' film over a special paint and then clear coated for durability, might not be everybodies ideal color scheme but i like it, and thats what counts....and it make me visible to the crazy car drivers here in vegas...but don't be surprised if the bike turns solid black when i'm heading into a country where i need to blend in as much as possible

i'm heading to Overland Expo this weekend so if you are there stop by and say hello

*****once i come back i'll go over the auxiliary oil tank and a few other minor items
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Old 05-15-2013, 08:22 PM   #322
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Wow!

Nice job Paul - I really like the decals/paint on your bike. I thought I would toss out a pic of my current dash that I cut from a carbon fiber tile readily available on the internet, just need to mount my switches, Vapor and GPS. Have fun at the Overland Expo!!

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Old 05-21-2013, 01:23 PM   #323
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for those of you that didn't get to go to OX, here's a little taste of the ride and the event

i headed down with adventurebound and teamvegas, and rode back with kevinsinvegas

total trip was just short of 900 miles



in thru Sedona



a little offroad to finish along schnebly hill road for the last 37 miles



avoiding the tour jeeps on probably the smoothest part of the trail



so OX has a little for everything and you don't have to go to Sturgis to see hogs



walking around the event...




rene cormier's RTW bike







Simon and Lisa Thomas are now in the States after riding 500,000 km's around the world so far...makes my 101,000 kms so far seem like a ride to the store!!!




and at the rich end of the spectrum




then the anything will do section...




and don't forget pedal power



Saturday night was capped of by Austin Vince and his 'world premier' of Mondo Sahara...



rode back to vegas with kevin...didn't have the big camera with me for this trip so a few shots with the point and shoot to finish riding thru Vermillion Cliffs and Zion













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Old 05-21-2013, 02:23 PM   #324
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Great shots Paul.

No teething problems with the bike??

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Old 05-21-2013, 02:26 PM   #325
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Great shots Paul.

No teething problems with the bike??

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a couple of minor things, i will post for suggestions/ tips/ help, it'll be up in a few days, just walking out the door
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Old 05-21-2013, 03:50 PM   #326
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Great pics ... as usual! And a nice, tidy set up there on your KTM!
That can't be everything you plan to carry? Where did your camping gear live? Best photo essay of the OX event I've seen. Loved the Mega Buck Behemoths. Man, OX has really grown!

(PS: I couldn't get a good pic of Austin either ... all blurry. The guy never stops moving! ... but what a crack up he can be once he gets on a roll! )
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Old 05-21-2013, 06:52 PM   #327
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Great pics ... as usual! And a nice, tidy set up there on your KTM!
That can't be everything you plan to carry? Where did your camping gear live? Best photo essay of the OX event I've seen. Loved the Mega Buck Behemoths. Man, OX has really grown!

(PS: I couldn't get a good pic of Austin either ... all blurry. The guy never stops moving! ... but what a crack up he can be once he gets on a roll! )
OX since last year easily doubled if not tripled in vendors size-wise , crowds seemed about the same

in this photo on the back of the bike in the wolfman bags is all the stuff i was riding with, tent, pad, bag, pillow, cooking stuff, two changes of clothes, other shoes, toiletries, hard back book (need to get a kindle ) tools, 12 volt pump and some other odd stuff

if you didn't know packing is an art, and i consider myself reasonably good at it after years and years of practice

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Old 05-21-2013, 08:16 PM   #328
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That's great packing.

Can you tell us what Wolfman bags you ended up with?
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Old 05-22-2013, 02:05 PM   #329
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That's great packing.

Can you tell us what Wolfman bags you ended up with?
i'm using the new Wolfman rocky mountain saddlebags and only had them half full
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Old 05-22-2013, 02:21 PM   #330
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Great shots Paul.

No teething problems with the bike??

Cheers
two minor things....

1. lost lo beam, so need to check the wiring as the Rigid Industries by default is a hi beam, probably a loose connection, so minor

2. starting problems - the scenario so i can get a collective answer - 32F/ 0C, over night 8000 feet/ 2438 meters, bike would not turn over, rolled it out into the sun while i packed, an hour later and about 55F it started...i found a slightly loose positive cable, which i think was the original issue...

but the question is this - what battery do you use and why as i am pretty sure this is the orignal and needs changing, so go to lead acid/ lithium/ other, what have you found best for longevity and performance for this bike?

which leads to the other starting question -

starting procedure at altitude, i do not consider the 8000 feet to be high, but between 5000 and 8000 feet it started inconsistently, some times turning over for 5-10 seconds before firing, other times it fired right up, i tried a few options, choke only, choke and one twist, no choke and two twists, one twist and slightly open, none worked every time, sometimes it acted like it was flooded and other like it was starving...back in vegas at 2500 feet and a cold bike the next morning, turn gas on, choke two twists fired instantly

for reference the carb is jetted 47.5/157.5 3rd notch on the needle

so what is your starting procedure that works consistently?
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