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Offline stevewfl

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Re: sorting a KTM... its on
« Reply #45 on: January 10, 2014, 02:08:59 pm »
Been looking at the HDB stuff myself, I want to mount my TT Voyager along with the grip and light switches.  Nice clean install. 
Looking good Steve!!!!!!

You won't regret the HDB, and thank you sir  :D
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Re: sorting a KTM... its on
« Reply #46 on: January 10, 2014, 04:01:51 pm »
That is a sweet machine I must say, and dang your are spending some jack.......quit watching ZG so much!!!!  ;D
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Re: sorting a KTM... its on
« Reply #47 on: January 10, 2014, 04:39:45 pm »
That is a sweet machine I must say, and dang your are spending some jack.......quit watching ZG so much!!!!  ;D

Thanks!   I'm way under budget. The bike with 20 whole hours and spare wheels was about given to me. The steering damper sand handguards were the highest expenditure yet at a few hundred, most of the other stuff I've been buying on the cheap knowing real riding folks here and there =)

And the brand new condition lift cost pennies.... used hehe
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Re: sorting a KTM... its on
« Reply #48 on: January 10, 2014, 04:42:21 pm »
Well since money is no object,...and you haven't done the suspension yet.  :o

Where is the titanium shock spring?

How about an FMF "Power Bomb" Titanium exhaust and silencer?  Those two will save you 6 or 7 pounds relatively high and/or unsprung. 

An Enduro Engineering seat will save almost two pounds and be much more comfortable.  Titanium nuts and bolts is worth another 3/4 of pound.

Excel hubs, a 540 kit from Thumper Racing...nah strike that do the 575 Kit.  Add a "Batwing Carb", SXS forks....Hell give me the bike and your checkbook for two weeks, I give you a real weapon back. :thumbs:


I like the handgaurds best KTM set up I've seen. :finger_fing11:
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Re: sorting a KTM... its on
« Reply #49 on: January 11, 2014, 09:39:29 pm »
Thanks - Suspension will be when the guys in Vegas get their hands on it soon.  The shop doing it does Dakar bikes and such, not that it matters to me but they helped me so much on my FL to Death Valley trip I can't describe in one post  :D

Suspension is most important to me, HP means not much it makes enough. When it needs engine work we'll get it bored.
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Re: sorting a KTM... its on
« Reply #50 on: January 11, 2014, 09:41:10 pm »
Next lets sort the back of the bike with a Tugger and "euro fender" LED tail and license plate lights. The euro fender not only is LED but much smaller and doesn't hang down at an angle.

TUGGER is to make it easier to pick the bike up. The company embroidered stevewfl for me, which used to stand for steve west florida but with not knowing how to ride off-road now indicates STEVE WILL FALL LOTS   







euro fender with LED... so smooth so clean...



The mods installed and rear of bike sorted how i need it.







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Re: sorting a KTM... its on
« Reply #51 on: January 13, 2014, 07:53:30 am »
http://www.cyclopsadventuresports.com/
I don't see any mention of lights  :)  Daryl also has some sick heated grips, digitally controlled.  I'll have a set on the 520 and VFR this week :P

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Re: sorting a KTM... its on
« Reply #52 on: January 13, 2014, 02:48:32 pm »
I noticed on your other thread that you intended to run this bike in the Schmokie Mountains.  Given being a newcomer to the dirt you might pick up another chain and sprocket set for eastern woods riding.  13/52 or 13/53 should be good.
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Re: sorting a KTM... its on
« Reply #53 on: January 13, 2014, 10:55:39 pm »
http://www.cyclopsadventuresports.com/
I don't see any mention of lights  :)  Daryl also has some sick heated grips, digitally controlled.  I'll have a set on the 520 and VFR this week :P


I got a hookup on VisionX and owe the dude big for the help and hospitality when I was out west, but I'll look at those.  You got a discount there too?  ;D

I noticed on your other thread that you intended to run this bike in the Schmokie Mountains.  Given being a newcomer to the dirt you might pick up another chain and sprocket set for eastern woods riding.  13/52 or 13/53 should be good.


Thank you sir, I spend the summers in the mountains but only experience I have riding them is dragging my knee puck and crumbling the sides of 17" street tires  ;D

I'll be doing the desert first and between single track there's lots of straights, and sometimes tarmac between the off-road routes so I'm good 14/49.  I'll keep this in mind when I head up to Asheville for the summer though!  Man wow i don't remember what the stock gearing was, 15/45 if I recall.  It was horribly tall in 1st gear.
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Re: sorting a KTM... its on
« Reply #54 on: January 14, 2014, 04:23:04 am »
I got a hookup on VisionX and owe the dude big for the help and hospitality when I was out west, but I'll look at those.  You got a discount there too?  ;D

Thank you sir, I spend the summers in the mountains but only experience I have riding them is dragging my knee puck and crumbling the sides of 17" street tires  ;D

I'll be doing the desert first and between single track there's lots of straights, and sometimes tarmac between the off-road routes so I'm good 14/49.  I'll keep this in mind when I head up to Asheville for the summer though!  Man wow i don't remember what the stock gearing was, 15/45 if I recall.  It was horribly tall in 1st gear.

15/45 is correct.  Great for a motard, not so much dodging trees and bouncing over rock gardens.  You want it to be able to crawl at about idle on flat ground without wanting to stall or buck or fart.  It also closes up the gaps to 2nd and 3rd giving you more options.  In Ashville area you will rarely see 4th.
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Re: sorting a KTM... its on
« Reply #55 on: January 14, 2014, 09:56:23 am »
Get the Rekluse, no issues with stalling ever again ;D

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Re: sorting a KTM... its on
« Reply #56 on: January 14, 2014, 03:26:26 pm »
Rekluse eliminates clutching, it doesn't give you usable ratios for the terrain. ;)
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Re: sorting a KTM... its on
« Reply #57 on: January 14, 2014, 03:40:38 pm »
Rekluse eliminates clutching, it doesn't give you usable ratios for the terrain. ;)
Au, contraire!!  Clutch is still usable ;D  A different approach is needed and there is a learning curve, but usable.  I like the Z Start Pro way more than the EXP, better feel, more predictable engagement point.  If Rekluse ever gets off their slow motion progress I will have one in the F8GS.

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Re: sorting a KTM... its on
« Reply #58 on: January 14, 2014, 06:47:24 pm »
http://giantloopmoto.com/products/coyote-saddlebag/

It's here!!  Should be in the mail tomorow ;D

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Re: sorting a KTM... its on
« Reply #59 on: January 14, 2014, 09:13:59 pm »
http://giantloopmoto.com/products/coyote-saddlebag/

It's here!!  Should be in the mail tomorow ;D


Thanks!


Means I gotta' set up some studio lights once again for the desert tank and SWEET GL gear.  The rep and Highway Dirt Bars I sent pics too asked "can we use those on our web site", and I have a few RAM balls on the way for the top clamp
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