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Old 03-26-2005, 10:37 PM   #41
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Probably less hassle but all the tinkering keeps my mind off the cigarette urges, and I'm getting the thing set up to go for longer road cruises and commuting rather than just short hard dirt romps.

I don't really need digital temp guages etc., just gadget farkling. That and maintenance with the oil change and coolant flushing. The aluminum rads can corrode easily so I want to make sure I have good stuff in there.

Added a radiator fan as this model didn't come with one bieng meant for mostly offroad riding, something to keep things cooler if I get stuck in traffic.

And getting another bike as low mileage (700 miles), as good offroad with Ohlins/Marzochi suspension, brembo calipers and master cylinder, stainless braided lines etc. basically all top notch kit wouldn't be cheaper I don't think.
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Old 03-26-2005, 10:38 PM   #42
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Dynasport,

If you need a guide for the Chap trail some weekend, Dennis and I ride out there a good bit.

Merit is the place to start. Merit to Celeste, Ladonia to Wolfe City, and Wolfe City to Pecan Gap is the route I take. I bypass Celeste to Ladonia due to some really scary bridge crossings...

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I just fear death too much to attempt those.
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Old 03-28-2005, 10:59 PM   #43
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I've been lurking here for a while. Too many forums to keep up up with, thumpertalk,ton, adv,ktmtalk and now this one.

Dyna Sport, you should hook up with us(and anyone else). We will be in Terlingua at the same time as Friday and his crew.April 13-17. That would be a great time to put that KTM to the test. We will put in 200+ miles a day, 95% offroad. I carry a towstrap if you need it .

We will be staying at Terlingua Ranch.It is just a short cruise on the pavement(if you are staying in Alpine) for you to meet up with us and ride for the day.

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Old 03-29-2005, 09:18 AM   #44
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I may do that for a day. What time of morning do you guys head out from Terlingua and can you send me GPS routes?

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Old 03-29-2005, 09:40 AM   #45
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Dear Dyna Sport,

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That is all.
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Old 03-29-2005, 10:18 AM   #46
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BTW Matt, does that mean offroad as in off even unpaved road? As in trail that jeeps dont dare to tread?

I was gonna wear street gear for the twtex ride, I just need to know if I need to break out the tech 8's etc.
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Old 03-29-2005, 10:34 AM   #47
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BTW Matt, does that mean offroad as in off even unpaved road? As in trail that jeeps dont dare to tread?
Don't dare what?

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Old 03-29-2005, 10:48 AM   #48
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Dyna Sport, how did you remove the decals from the original tank and put them on the new tank? Did you just heat them up and carefully peel them up? May try that when I switch to the larger plastic tank on the DRZ.

By the way, I might be up for the extra off roading while I am down at Big Bend also, if I am not too exhausted from the rest of the riding. I plan on being down there the 15th thru the 17th.
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Old 03-29-2005, 12:26 PM   #49
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Yeah I just heated em up and stuck em on with some 3m spray adhesive.

The adhesive I use isn't fuel proof but I'm sure you can get some that is.

I just wanted to check for fit mostly, I'm ordering up some new decals for it for the long term.
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Thanks, I may just order some new decals, or just leave the tank blank.
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Old 03-29-2005, 12:56 PM   #51
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I couldn't stand it blank, it was either decals or hire Squeaky to paint it.

If my decals were in better shape I might have just used em and not ordered new ones, but they are pretty discolored already. I just have to be careful with the gas filling it up till the new ones arrive or they could come off out on a ride.
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Old 04-07-2005, 01:04 AM   #52
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BTW Matt, does that mean offroad as in off even unpaved road? As in trail that jeeps dont dare to tread?

I was gonna wear street gear for the twtex ride, I just need to know if I need to break out the tech 8's etc.
We do occasionally ride some single track, but not much. Most of it is on 5th gear fire roads.

I would reccomend good offroad boots,kneepads,and chest protector, those rocks can break an ankle in a heartbeat. A good off road helmet as well to keep the dust out of you eyes.

I can loan you some gear if you need it.

Rocketman has a good list on how to prepare here:http://tinyurl.com/6d3st

We have 10 riders in our group so far. There are several newbies joining us on this trip.

As long as you can keep a 50-80mph pace on fast fire roads, you'll be fine. Your KTM if the perfect bike for out there. The V-Stroms and GS's would make it with proper tires and a slower pace.
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