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  1. California

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  2. California

    Slyko, The list of people who have either saved your life or aided you in regards to great bodily harm is long and a who's who of thumper talk. Just sayin..........
  3. I know your pain. My son Cole would have turned 15 on Oct 2nd. We lost him to SIDS at 4mos old. The feeling of loss never goes away but it changes as time marches on. The tragedy of SIDS is they are no closer to understanding the syndrome then they were 14 yrs ago. Thank god for the 2 I still have and the time I got to spend with Cole.
  4. I had an 01 VOR with the 50mm conventional Marzochi fork. Best fork I have ever ridden in the woods and the that includes the Ohlins I had on my TM 300en. Much better than the WP USD on my 300 KTM or the USd zokes on my Huskeys and that is after much tweeking. Just sayin.
  5. Dan, Whats up? I need to come see you this week for parts for both the 510 and the 450. Have you got complete clutches for both? also need sprockets and misc plastics. I will give you a call later in the week . Hope all is well with you and Ann. Ron
  6. I have worn my HR monitor on a couple of moto rides just to see the diff between moto and mtb. Between 600 and 700 per hr on good tech single track at a crisp pace. I burn about 1000 per hr on both the mountain and rode bikes. During a xc mtb race my rate goes up to about 1150 per hr. I recently did a 50 mi endurence mtb ride and burned over 5500 cals in 5.5 hrs. Last years Downieville XC race burned about 4400 cals for the race and must have consumed 5000 after to feel slightly ok again. That is a hard freakin climb up the to the top of the buttes and the climb up to third is a bitch at that point of the race. I also wore my hr monitor last year when we were in Whistler and to my suprise the calories consumed per hr while DHing were roughly the same as Moto.
  7. Currently in the stable, 08 KTM 300 XCW, 08 Husky TE 450, 06 Husky TE 510, 06 KTM 200SX. In the past the stable has included an 06 TM 300 en, an 07 Husaberg 450, a couple of VOR 503's and one gasser 300. I have not had the chance to ride one of the new Bergs but from what I see and hear I am tempted. The "new" Maicos are really dated from a tech standpoint but if they handle anything like my 81 490 they could be a sweeet woods weapon. IMHO none of the euro bikes are better or worse than any other, just different. I love My KTM. That being said it has a boat load of after market stuff on it to get it dialed in. The Huskys are superior plated bikes IMHO compared to the other offerings out there. I have had some issues sorting out the fuel injection and the stock suspension was waaaaaay to soft and the valving was s--t. Easily fixed and the bike is a blast to ride. The TM was flat ass beautiful. Fun bike but brutal:eek: powerband made it a handful on long days of tech single track. The components on the TM are second to none. All that billet and beautiful Italian craftsmanship. Outside of my old KX 500 the fastest 2 stroke I have ever ridden. The Berg was one of the best woods bikes I have ever ridden. Best Motor? KTM 300 Best Brutal Motor? TM 300 Best turning? 1981 Maico Best 4 stroke Motor? 07 Berg 450 Best Plated bike available in the Peoples republic of Kalifornia? The Huskys Best all around package? Anything that lets you ride more, type less and brings a smile to your face!
  8. Cut, I see that you are taking a glass half full approach to the fiasco that is the golden state. I, however do not share your outlook. This is just one more example of the cali legislator completly fing the OHV community. I am supposed to be ok with them taking 90% of the ohv [green and red sticker] money and using it elsewhere? That is like saying that if they decide to raise my personal income tax to 90% I should be saying Oh well, at least I still have 10%? Did you happen to notice that in the the private sector, people are losing their jobs by the thousands? Companys get lean and mean to survive and live to fight another day. Where are the jobs being cut from the state rolls? This whole thing pisses me off to no end. I think it is time for me to take a hard look at moving my company and the dozens of people I employ to a state where they understand the term ''we dont have the money'' Now I am going out to ride my MTB to lower my blood pressure. When I checked the Peoples Republic Of California web site this morning it is still acceptable behavior in designated areas. :lol:
  9. Chad, PM me and I can hook you up with a guy that builds a great rack in Grass Valley. I am sure he built the rack that DW has on his scoot.
  10. Been running trials tires on the KTM 300 forever. I run the Michelin and have never flated, 8 to 10 psi. I've got a rekluse on the bike and in the really knarly stuf it is outstanding, almost like cheating. If your riding style is to brake slide corners you will be disappointed IMHO. I dont even notice the side wall flex anymore, but it did take some getting used to. You will however scare the crap outta yourself if you choose to high speed wheelie the tire on hard pack of paved roads. Just put two DOT trials tires on the plated Huskys so I will let you guys know how they wear.
  11. 2, What the hell are you basing your opinion on? As somebody who has both an 06 TM 300en and an 08 KTM 300xcw I can confirm that the KTM is not terrible compared to the TM. In true woods riding the KTM is superior to the TM. It has a much more trackable power band and with the rekluse installed it is almost like cheating in really knarly terrian. The TM is an insanely trick bike but the motor is brutally fast and will wear your ass out in tight riding situations just hanging on to it. Great desert bike. IMHO the suspension on the KTM is as good or better than the TM [Ohlins] once it is properly sprung and revalved. I will say that the TM is a better turning bike, but not by much. IMHO You cant go wrong with either and I have heard nothing but postive stuff on the Gassers. My advice to you would be to buy one of any of the brands mentioned, ride, smile, repeat!
  12. Any Info on the actual displacement of the 530 kit? Any info on who sells the 530 kit and cost would be appreciated.
  13. Husky Bros, Here is a question for ya all. I have both an 06 TE 510 and an 08 TE 450. I am just not happy with the 450's power output. It has the power up kit and have had Dan @ Moto X remap it. Runs really clean through the entire power band, just no low end snap like the 510. I know the 60 cc difference [really 53 I think] is there I just didnt think it would be as pronounced especialy on the bottom end. I find myself taking the 510 over the 450 because of the grin factor. What would need to be changed to convert the 450 to a 510. Is it just the cylinder [stroke] or the piston, rod and cylinder [stroke and bore ].I have the specs on the 06 510 bore and stoke but not for the 08's. Any advice would be appeciated. Anybody want to trade an 08 450 for a 510?
  14. OD, Extremly valid point concerning BRC. IMHO if you are giving money to BRC you might as well give matching funds to the Sierra Club:banghead: I have been to meetings [Tahoe] written letters, spoken with various officals concerning the seasonal closures and route designation and our club has been very involved in this process. For what? They are going to take the path of least resistence. So will I. IMHO everybody needs a plated bike and an extreme sense of stealth.
  15. OD, Extremly valid point concerning BRC. IMHO if you are giving money to BRC you might as well give matching funds to the Sierra Club:banghead: I have been to meetings [Tahoe] written letters, spoken with various officals concerning the seasonal closures and route designation and our club has been very involved in this process. For what? They are going to take the path of least resistence. So will I. IMHO everybody needs a plated bike and an extreme sense of stealth.