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  1. Video & sound clip worked for me. I liked the looks of the pipe, but the only gains you are going to get are weight savings & less heat from the cannister. Do you plan to load a new fuel map?
  2. Here are a couple of links for SM conversion: http://www.fasterusa.com/ecommerce/supermoto-wheels/ktm-wheelsets http://www.ktmtwins.com/ktm-690-enduro-supermoto-wheel-set
  3. My previous bike was a 2007 WR450 that I had over 12,000 miles of riding on. It was a great bike for single track and dualsport, but I needed some more street oriented so that I could do more exploring. The KTM 690 is more expensive, but also more versatile. Oil changes are at 3,000 mile recommended intervals. Valve inspections are easy to do, and recommended every 6,000 to 7,500 miles. My 2012 KTM 690 has been an awesome bike for dualsport, adventure, touring, and even some single track riding. There are a couple of small quirks you will need to work thru (tank bolts, radiator fan shroud, etc.) but these are all minor. You will enjoy the street manners, and 66 rwhp. Here are a few pictures of my bike, let me know if you have any questions:
  4. Remove your fuel injector and have it professionally ultra-sonically cleaned and checked for spray pattern & pulse.
  5. The 690 has great street manners, and awesome suspension. I just got my 2012 and have been very happy with the bike so far for dualsporting, single track, and city riding. The fuel injection has been trouble free, and I am averaging 55mpg with a cruising range of about 160 miles from the stock tank. You will like the extra horsepower, six speed transmission, and larger size of the bike compared to the DRZ. I am 6'-2" tall and the bike fits me well.
  6. Badlwin area rentals, lots of trails: http://www.wolflakemotel.com/interest.htm#ATV%20RENTALS
  7. These bikes are very reliable and do not require a lot of maintenance. I change my oil and oil filter every 500 miles. I also do valve inspections every 2,500 miles. Most common wear items for me are: Suspension linkage Wheel bearings Water pump impeller weap seal Brake pads Fork seals
  8. 10,000 miles of street, supermoto, dualsport and single track riding on my 2007 and only 1 valve adjustment so far. Why do you think you need a rebuild?
  9. I have 14/50 gearing on my 2007 WR450f. Top speed is around 95mph and cruising at 55mph is not over-revving the bike at all. 1st gear is still low enough for tight single track. I also have the Clarke 3.6 tank and fuel range is about 150 miles of dualsport riding before flipping over to reserve. GPR steering stablizer also helps with highway riding. Just for reference, a few of my riding buddies have KTM EXC's and they have the six speed transmissions. Rarely can they use the six gear, because it is too tall for cruising @ 60mph, and will not pull high rpms. Here are a few pictures:
  10. An un-corked stock WR450 will make between 42-45hp. Full exhaust, YZ cams and jetting will get you around 50+hp. You will have to invest some serious $$ to get 60hp.
  11. A group of us did a dualsport weekend ride last fall. Started in Houghton, and rode snowmobile trails & forestry roads north to Copper Harbor and all over the Keewanaw pennisula. Lots of interesting scenery, elevation changes, and close enough to gas stations, restaurants, and lodging. Here are a few pics and our GPS tracks:
  12. FYI, the XR650L dry weight is listed as 364 pounds according to Honda. http://powersports.honda.com/2009/xr650l/specifications.aspx I saw one at a dealership last week, and was amazed at how heavy it was. The XR650R is closer to around 310 pounds.
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  14. TCTRAILRIDER is incorrect. Yes, you can legally ride from 11:00am to 2:00pm and after dark. Here is a quote from Michigan DNR website, and a link to the webpage: ORV operation is prohibited in public hunting areas during the regular November firearm deer season from 7 to 11 a.m. and 2 to 5 p.m http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-153-10371_10402-265514--,00.html From my experience, I would not recommend riding during the firearm season. We get the woods all spring, summer and fall - let the hunters have the woods for a couple of weeks.
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