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Old 08-27-2013, 09:31 AM   #16
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Good on you for riding the bike in some fun terrain!! That being said, switch out those tires STAT.

You might want to look at my thread on prepping these bikes for offroad too:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=912913

I've done a bunch of work which should make your piggy MUCh better offroad.


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Old 08-27-2013, 09:33 AM   #17
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I've got a Tourance I'm putting on the back now that the rear EXP is worn, but I expect to go to the Karoo 3 once both front and rear are gone. I wish I could have a second set of wheels with TKC 80s on them, but not on my salary....

Do the pivot pegs make as big a difference as I think they would?
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Old 08-27-2013, 10:01 AM   #18
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I've got a Tourance I'm putting on the back now that the rear EXP is worn, but I expect to go to the Karoo 3 once both front and rear are gone. I wish I could have a second set of wheels with TKC 80s on them, but not on my salary....

Do the pivot pegs make as big a difference as I think they would?
I really like the Pivot pegs, honestly I can't see riding these bikes offroad without making that upgrade. That being said, some like the pivot pegs, some like the fastaways or other rigid platform pegs vs the Pivot pegs, it's a matter of personal preference. My decision to go with the Pivot pegs was that it helps me reach the brake and shifter pedal whilst wearing MX boots.

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Old 08-27-2013, 10:43 AM   #19
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Sorry I don't see any fun in riding that beast off road.

I'll stick with my high strung MX bikes. To each his own.
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Old 08-27-2013, 11:31 AM   #20
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Sorry I don't see any fun in riding that beast off road.

I'll stick with my 150hp superbikes. To each his own.

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Old 08-27-2013, 01:23 PM   #21
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What does the German guy on the KTM know about sand?? I guess I'll just watch it.
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Old 08-27-2013, 02:13 PM   #22
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Sorry I don't see any fun in riding that beast off road.

I'll stick with my high strung MX bikes. To each his own.
It's very difficult to get to parts of the world on a high strung dirt bike, don't get me wrong, I love MX bikes too but when travelling calls, it's super handy to have a bike you can ride almost anywhere. As long as you don't have the mindset that you are going to be the next Ronnie Renner on a BMW GS or similar bike, all is good.
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Old 08-27-2013, 03:26 PM   #23
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I knew that was coming. But I wish it made 150HP.
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Old 08-27-2013, 03:29 PM   #24
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And I feel dumb taking the KLR off road...
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Old 08-27-2013, 03:34 PM   #25
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I knew that was coming. But I wish it made 150HP.
I wasn't going to, but decided I had to.
Felt fast enough where I rode it

You ever gonna get back over this way?
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Old 08-27-2013, 05:21 PM   #26
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Hate to say it, but rawhyde is some of the best money you could spend. You'll learn a lot, gain confidence in a bike that is very capable, and make friends with people near and far. It does seem like a lot of money, but it will also open the doors of the world to you.
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Old 08-27-2013, 08:32 PM   #27
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I wasn't going to, but decided I had to.
Felt fast enough where I rode it

You ever gonna get back over this way?
I'm on Vacation this week. You home?
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Old 08-27-2013, 10:40 PM   #28
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These are by ADV inmate "neduro" who raced in the Dakar rally last year.

Vendor's forum link:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=246657

I'll repeat the link that Wilfman provided:
http://www.dualsportriding.com/
I've got those - I'd say they're very good. They're divided up in a series of little easy exercises that seem trivial until you try them in the circumstance he shows them in. Then he puts them together to show how you use them on the trail.

I've also taken the BMW course and a local off road course up here (western washington), nothing like hands-on. The hard thing about the dvds is remembering the little exercises.

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Old 08-28-2013, 04:58 AM   #29
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I'm on Vacation this week. You home?
Yep, waiting on the call to head back to work.
It's been raining here since yesterday morning, downpour now since about 4am.

We might be better off going kayaking.
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Old 08-28-2013, 06:43 AM   #30
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Well I don't have to be back 'til Tuesday the 3rd. And on the 4th I'll be in Cumberland to get large needles stuck in my knee.
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