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    Dirt bikes, Ducati, Mountain bikes, beach volleyball and photography.

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  1. Bryan

    Can a ktm 690 Enduro R do single track?

    Having said that, I just got mine and it's been a street princess until it's broken in. [emoji4]
  2. Bryan

    Can a ktm 690 Enduro R do single track?

    My buddies and I bought XR650L's in the 90's and took them on tight, gnarly, stupid stuff all over Colorado and Utah. Two of the guys raced A enduro and could just rip on those beasts. I finally got tired of picking the tank up and got into a WR400. But yes they are heavy. But at less weight than that Honda and what? 25-30 more horsepower? Yes they can take on about anything if you are willing to muscle it around and occasionally pick it up. [emoji846]
  3. Hey Bryan. This is Bryan. I'm a year behind you but just got a 2018 690 about 3 weeks ago. Great minds think alike! Let the mods begin!
  4. Actually it didn't do much damage. Just more awesome battle scars. And luckily I was close to Idaho Springs were I could buy new straps. I'll never forget the horrible site of my bike disappearing from sight in my rear view mirror. Haha!
  5. They work great. But warning: When driving in the rain, check the tightness of the straps often. Mine came loose then failed on I-70 about 10 years ago. WR did a somersault at 70mph and I dragged it by a security cable about 100 yards until I could pull over.
  6. Bryan

    2002 WR426 New Guy Buyers Remorse?

    Sounds like Paris Hilton: HOT (sorry, I haven't posted in a while, just thought I would check in with some sarcasm).
  7. Thanks for the quick response guys. I know the MTB'rs will hate my noisy WR. Cheers, Bryan...
  8. Bryan

    Drowned a WR400

    I submarined my WR400 when it was brand new years ago. I did what you did, then changed the oil twice, and it's been running great ever since. No worries mate! Bryan in Denver...
  9. I might go ride tomorrow and I've never ridden Captain Jacks. Is it fun? Long enough for an afternoon? The trail map says it's extreme. How extreme? Will I be carrying my bike over boulders for hours (like that nasty trail in Rampart)? Thanks, Bryan in Denver...
  10. Bryan

    Do you see the world in WR?

    Here is the original TTalk WR in Moab. Poison Spider Mesa.
  11. Hi Thumpertalkers. Remember me? I finally went riding last weekend with KerryT, formerly known as the wheelie king. Seems as though he has one of those new crappy WR450's. Actually, I rode it and now I'm depressed about riding my old WR400. It was awsome. No comparison. My WR400 is very sad now and has WR450 envy. Anyway, I took my Digital SLR along for the ride and luckily it made it back un-scathed. I would post this in the pictures forum, but this is my old/original home. Here is a panning/action shot of KerryT doing his think in the Hayman burn area around Woodland Park. Note that the bike has yet to take a digger.
  12. Bryan

    Happy 4th ThumperHeads... from Bryan

    Yes, I'm happy Bryan Bosch and Steve have taken it up many notches. Those guys are awesome! I started it in April of 1999. However, I was just messing around with some discussion software at home and put it on the web on my AOL account. But I couldn't find it once I published it to the web. So I thought it didn't get published properly. In about June or July, KerryT called me at 10:00 one night and said, 'Dude, your site is alive!'. People were finding it by typing Yamaha WR400 into Yahoo. The rest is history. BTW: I did take the original WR to Moab this March. Here is a slide show: http://www.propertysalessolutions.com/moab/ Cheers all! Bryan in Denver...
  13. Hi Thumpertalkers. Long time, no chat. Remember me? The founding father of T-talk (that makes me feel old). What's new in 4 stroke land? I haven't been checking in lately because it depresses me that I still have my original WR400 that started it all. And KerryT just bought a new 450. The dog! I just wanted to check in and say happy 4th from Colorado. Cheers, Bryan in Denver...
  14. Bryan

    It's a bear

    I was riding at Rampart last week after work. I was ripping down a fun, sandy, twisty trail when I saw something move in front of me. After a minute I realized, IT WAS A BEAR. It was running down the trail in front of me. Then I realized, IT WAS A BABY BEAR! What to do? If I stop and the mom is behind me, I'M TOAST. But I didn't want to freak it out. So I rode for a couple of minutes with this little sucker ripping down the trail. I finally decided I should speed up and hopefully scare it off the trail then GET THE HELL OUT OF DODGE. When I sped up, it quickly bailed off the trail and stopped. MAN those suckers can run fast. Luckily, I wasn't lunch for mom. Although I was nervous and looking over my shoulder for the remainder of the day. Bears are quite timid but don't mess with a baby. After some further thought, I came to the conclusion that it was probably not a baby, but a small adult. So I probably should have stopped. Tough decisions while riding. And you thought all we had to look out for in Colorado were rocks and such! Bryan in Denver...
  15. That's a great rattler story! Sidi should advertise their boots as being snake safe! Most of our dirt bike trails are too high here in Colorado for rattlers. However, there are tons of them in the foothills near Denver and I have seen many on my mountain bike. I have run them over, passed them by, and ridden around them many times. Usually you can see them waiting on the trail though. And they tend to be out the most on a nice 75 degree fall day looking for one last meal before winter I suppose. I didn't think they could control their venom, but rather how much venom they put out depends on how long it's been since they've eaten. If they have had a meal recently, and you get a bite, you have a good chance of not getting any venom. So, next time, ask the rattler if he's full before hastling him. Bryan in Denver...